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Date Joined: January 17, 2011
Last Online: January 3, 2013

Country: United States

About Me

  • I'm Katie.
  • I'm 27.
  • I'm mommy to Logan (born October 2010) and wife to Kyle.
  • We live in Fresno, CA.
  • We have a dog named Mixie. She is 1/2 American Bulldog and 1/2 Australian Shepherd.
  • We have a cat named Dottie. She loves Kyle more than she loves me.
  • We are big dorks.
  • Bright green is my favorite color. I also like light blue and aqua.
  • I love BIG coffee mugs. I have a collection of about 6, and each one is special.
  • I like gum, Blistex, nail polish, art toys, and white chocolate.
  • Kyle loooooves Milk Duds.
  • We have a funky retro style.
  • Logan's room is decorated in a retro space theme.
  • My favorite dessert food is chocolate chip cookies and milk.


  • Kyle and I love to play video games. We have an xbox 360 and a ps3. My favorite games are Fable and Rock Band.
  • I love to cook dinner foods, especially stews, risotto, and crock pot meals.
  • I also really enjoy baking cookies and muffins.
  • I spend a lot of time on the computer reading blogs, finding recipes, and talking to my sister on AIM.

Favorite Food and Drink

Food: Some of my favorite things to cook and eat- pasta, soup, chocolate chip cookies with milk, breakfast food, steak, asparagus, stir-fry, pesto, meatballs (with spaghetti and heroes), chicken parmesan, risotto, sweet potato fries, roast chicken and vegetables, Raisinets When I don't feel like cooking I love In-n-Out burgers, Cheesecake Factory, Mexican food
Beverages: diet pepsi, milk, iced chai lattes, hot Tazo chai tea, Nescafe instant coffee packets (I'm addicted), I loooooooove french vanilla coffee mate in my hot drinks.

Favorite Television

We recently canceled our cable service so now we watch TV shows on Netflix. I have watched the entire American Office series 3 times. I also love to watch King of the Hill, and, when we had TV, I really liked Color Splash on HGTV.

Favorite Movies

If I was stranded on a desert island, and for some reason had the forethought to bring 5 movies, those movies would be:
1. The Big Lebowski
2. Gone With the Wind
3. Anchorman
4. Fargo
5. Return of the Jedi (but only if Kyle was stranded with me. If he wasn't then I hope I'd have "A Christmas Story" instead)

Favorite Music

If I could only listen to 5 albums for the rest of my life they would be:
1. Bob Marley- One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers
2. The White Stripes- Elephant
3. The Specials- Specials
4. Joni Mitchell- Blue
5. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

My favorite genres are ska, dub, and reggae. Anything with a good beat and a lot of soul makes me happy! I LOVE listening to music while I'm driving and always looking for new bands to love.

Favorite Crafts

I'm liking this top 5 thing soooo I'll do one more... my top 5 favorite crafts:
1. Crocheting- I like to think that I'm an excellent crocheter. I love following complicated patterns. I like making animals and ami figures as well as afghans, washcloths, towels, rugs, etc. etc. I could crochet all day, everyday if I wouldn't run out of yarn! I like working with all types of yarn but my favorites are regular worsted acrylic, organic cotton, and chunky wool. I lust after bright, rich colors and luxurious textures.
2. Painting on wood with acrylics
3. Sewing pillows and other simple decor items. I do NOT get along well with complicated patterns, or specific measurements.
4. Drawing- I enjoy drawing comics and cartoons, as well as graffiti art style, still life scenes, octopuses, and the human figure. I also LOVE to doodle with sharpies and crayons.
5. OMG I can't settle on a 5th. I guess it's paper crafts, but not really scrap booking. I like ATCs and altering books and things more. My favorite types of embellishments are eyelets and brads.

My Style

I have a hard time describing my style because I think it's pretty eclectic. I'll just list some of the things I love and that will hopefully give you an idea! Here goes... koi fish, bright colors, birds, trees, moose, art toys, retro, mid-century modern, steam punk, modern, bold floral prints, wrought iron, flowers, dark wood, Hokusai, Billabong, Santa Cruz screaming hand.....To Be CoNtInUeD.......

Things I Tend to Not Care For

Makeup, purple stuff, Twilight, celebrity chefs, fennel, malt balls, mosquito hawks, and my cat's hairballs.


bobogrl rated for Make me 6 Granny Squares #3 on Apr 26, 2011
Comment: These are the most beautiful squares I have ever seen in my life! Thank you so much, they will be my favorite in the blanket I'm making. Thank you so much! <3
Comment: Wow!!! I am so impressed with your skill! he is going to look great on my tree! thanks so much!
knowledgeofwater rated for Make me 6 Granny Squares #4 on Apr 25, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful green and pink squares. I love the pattern you used and the colors!
KaleeKinetik rated for PUNK! PUNX! UP THE PUNKS!! on Apr 8, 2011
Comment: Sent a little late, but totally worth the wait! I love the sugar skull magnet! :)
geekchickrys rated for Make me 6 Granny Squares #1 on Apr 5, 2011
Comment: i love these! i am going to use your suggestion and do the pillow! perfect!
Comment: Thank you for the note cards!
Comment: I love my kitties.
tinkerbella rated for Subversive Amigurumi on Mar 24, 2011
Comment: Katie, if I could give you a million hearts! Thanks for everything, my daughter has stolen the troll and no-ine is allowed to touch it now!! thanks lots - hugs emma xx
Comment: Thank you so much for the felt ornament. I cannot wait to put on my tree
tinkerbella rated for APOCALYPSE ATC on Mar 22, 2011
Comment: love love love love, did I mention love it? thanks katie xx
Comment: Katie ~ I LOVE IT! That invitation is awesome. I wish it was real, I would so be there. I added a magnet and it is on my frig, thank you so much! Kelly
Comment: This was absolutely amazing! I was totally not expecting something this awesome. Thank you so much for adding such a personal touch to my postcard! My cat totally loves it!
Response: YAAY! Thanks for saying such nice things. I'm so glad you, and Ichabod, love it!
Comment: LOVE it! Thank you so much!
user6456 rated for Windmill ATC with a twist!! on Mar 2, 2011
Comment: I had my daughter look up the group you mentioned and she knew that song... anyway Lovely version of the windmill... Totally cool card. Thank you for your time energy and creativity. And it made my daughter realize that its cool to do atcs on swapbot!
tobiejonzarelli rated for Tree Postcard Swap on Feb 22, 2011
Comment: Cute, thanks Katie!
ilovetubby rated for February Love Matchbox Swap on Feb 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for making it just for me! :) I really love it!! ^.^
Comment: Very cute...It is on my fridge~
Response: Glad you like it!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome and colorful graffiti postcard! It came out really cool!! Yours is in the mail as well! :) Would you be willing to do this swap again if I set it up?
Response: Absolutely I'd be willing to do it again!! I was thinking it might be fun to tag the other person's user name instead of my own... read their profile and see how I can make it reflect their style... but that's just me. I'll join either way!!!
Comment: Thanks for the amazing garland!! I love the pinwheels & birds!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: YAAAY!! So glad you like it! Thanks for my first <3 too. :)

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samjowers on Apr 10, 2011:

I will be suprised!!!! you just made my year!!!! yippeee! thanks! :D

samjowers on Apr 6, 2011:

Does this mean I might actually get a crochet bird for my christmas tree!!!!!? I have no crochet items and dont know anyone who does this! Of course, that is all up to you but when I saw that you are my partner i got excited! :D

samjowers on Mar 3, 2011:

LOL! yes, you were accepted to the group yesterday! Welcome to the ornaments group! I LOVE Christmas ornaments. the irony is that I only started celebrating Christmas when I got married at 30. (im 45 now) My parents didn't believe in it but my husband does. I jumped in whole heartedly!

fuzzington on Jan 29, 2011:

Thanks for the comment on my profile, and thanks for joining my graffiti swap!! I hope you have fun with it! I'm also glad to know I'm not the only person that got rid of cable and turned to Netflix! :) And you can never tire of King of the Hill... I highly recommend the IT Crowd, which is a BBC show. It's hilarious!! Have you ever seen it? Looking forward to a fun swap!!

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