I'm a wife a mother and so much more! I photograph and design, I craft and create, I love my family and Macbook.
AEROSMITH is the best band of all time. After that I enjoy U2, My Chemical Romance, Finger Eleven, Paramore, and more.
I love to read and don't think I could pick just one. I have a GoodReads account. And I recently did a post on my favorite chidlren's books: http://www.flickr.com/photos/charmaineslife/ Check out my books on Goodreads: Check out my books on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1294877-charmaine
My favorites would be Pride and Prejudice, the old one with Collin Firth and the new one with Kiera Knightly, Bride and Prejudice, Slipper and the Rose, and I'm sure there's many more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. My favorite musical is Les Miserables.
House, ER, The West Wing, Smallville, Supernatural, Ghost Hunters, Biggest Loser, Lost, The Office, Ghost Whisperer, What Not To Wear, SNL, Alias, Gilmore Girls
I pretty much love all crafts and will try anything at least once. I love to see something and try to recreate myself! I'm not a very good sewer and it's hard for me to crochet or knit because I have a little bit of arthritis in my hands. (Can you have a "little bit" of arthiritis?)
I love all things vintage! In jewelry I the love clean lines and looks of all things Tiffany. With vintage jewelry, I love big cocktail rings, big sparkly beads, and bright colors!
I really really love all things with a pedstal: bowls, cake plates, cupcake plates, tiered serving dishes.
I love table linens from the 50's with their bright colors and fun designs.
I love the color red and use in every room of my house, but I don't limit myself to only red. I love yellow, orange, blue - any shade, green, purple... Did I miss any? I love color. But I also love black white.
I love to cook! And recently began discovering vintage bakeware and pyrex. Fun!
I don't sew very much or very well. My theory on sewing is, "If it can't be finished in an afternoon, it can't be finished!"
I recently started making ATCs and love the layered, altered, feel of these. I love the ones that use vintage and victorian elements, but I'm not limited to those! I also love sparkle and eye catching details in my ATCs, but don't limit myself!
I love photography and design and have been on the look-out for a film camera from the 60s or 70s. I think it would be an adventure to play with those.
I'm the only girl among my husband and two sons, so I really surround myself with girly things. If it's pink and sparkly, I can't resist.
Recently I have discovered my love of the outdoors (spring will do that to you!) and my porch and how fancy I can make it! I have a giant yellow Brazilian hammock that I love to lay on and read and just enjoy being outside. I just started my first garden and can't wait to see my vegetables grow! Ironically though, I hate bugs!! And summer here in Iowa brings lot's and lot's of those, so we will see how long it lasts.
REGARDING TEA: I do love teas, but ONLY HERBAL - NO CAFFEINE (no green or black teas either). I cannot handle caffeine, but really really love me some herbal tea!
I love culture and knowing a little more about the world outside my home. If your sending from somewhere outside the US, I would love to have a little piece of your part of the world - a newspaper clipping (or the whole thing!), labels from whatever random things are unique to your home (I love languages!), or something else. And if you are sending from Europe, you would be my most favorite person forever if you sent me Kinder Bueno or Happy Hippos (the chocolate and wafer and hazelnut candy bar) I seriously love those things and here in the middle of the US, you can be sure I CAN'T get them locally!