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Date Joined: June 3, 2008
Last Online: November 15, 2010
Birthday: May 27, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

I have twin 7 year old boys and am a full-time Mama! I also watch 2 kids (18m & 8m) 5 days a week. I have been married to my prom date for 10 years. I live in Northern Michigan so I get a lot of crafting done during the long winters when it's too cold to spend much time outside. I like to read - mostly trashy romance novels but, it still counts! I generally post pictures of the swap stuff I make on my blog so, if you don't want to see it before you get it - don't look!

Favorite Television

Supernatural, Battlestar Galatica, NCIS, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, Dark Angel.

Favorite Books

The Outlander series, anything by Stephanie Laurens especially the Bar Cynster Series, The Swiss Family Robinson is my all time favorite.


I like things to be bright, colorful, cheery, whimsical...did I mention bright and colorful?!? The more color you can cram into it the better! I like funky and unusual things. I love hedgehogs, penguins, fairies, robots, trees, and the colors orange, aqua, and green. Actually I like pretty much all bright colors. I like stripes and paisley. I LOVE handmade/homemade stuff. I like trees. For jewelery I like hand made necklaces and bracelets best - sturdy stuff is best so the baby doesn't break it immediately! Not necessarily chunky, but not delicate except for special occasions which honestly just don't seem to happen very often. I prefer silver tone over gold tone.


I am not a big fan of pastels, neons or dull, muted colors. I don't care for TV cartoon characters. I don't wear hats cuz they make me look funny! Strong scents make my head hurt.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is knitting, it's what I do the most of. I like to sew. I make little tiny stuffies by hand. I have a sewing machine but, I mostly make simple (squares and rectangles, people!) thing with it like napkins (I boycott paper napkins!), bags, pillows, and curtains. I can cross stitch but I am falling out of love with it. I have painted furniture and lamps to update my thrift store finds. I make magnets. My grandmother travels internationally quite a bit and at my request she always saves a few coins for me. I just hot glue a magnet to the less interesting side and Voila!

My Family

As previously mentioned, I have twin boys. They were born 3 months early, with Drew weighing 2lbs 9oz and Ian at 2lbs 6oz. They stayed in NICU for nearly 8 weeks before they could come home. They (by an absolute miracle) have no lasting side effects, other than being a little small for their age. Their Mama on the other hand is permanently just the slightest bit over-protective. They love pirates, superheros, (spiderman, ironman, x-men, batman, fantastic 4, superman), robots, skateboarding, snowboarding, playing outside, and reading books. We are in the process of redoing their bedroom from cars to cowboys. They love to "do art" so we go through alot of glue sticks and my vacuum has a steady diet of teeny tiny paper scraps!

My husband is an electrician. He likes typical guy outdoors stuff, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking. He likes beer, especially microbrews, and also makes his own.

My House

My house is very eclectic, my living room is blue, green and orange with very few purple accents. My bedroom is red, orange, blue, and black, with an almost Moroccan feel. The kitchen is barn red, sage and brown, but NOT country, it's mostly my husband's territory so he got more of a say in the colors. The dining room walls are a bright spring green with purple, teal, and orange accents. My kids artwork is EVERYWHERE!


marinda rated for Crock Pot Recipe Swap on Oct 18, 2008
Comment: Yum! Thanks!
Oread rated for Homemade Jewelry Swap on Oct 18, 2008
Comment: Hi, love the bracelet... I wear green all the time, so I'll get a lot of use out of it. Thanks again for creating the swap :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the scarf, it's beautiful. I love the colors and it's so soft. Can't wait for the first cold day!
Response: I'm glad you like it. I spent so much time in my LYS trying to find the perfect yarn for you that my husband thought I had wiped out our bank account! Enjoy!
artunderastar rated for Clean Dishes and Doors on Sep 25, 2008
Comment: HolY cOw woman... these washclothes are BeAuTiFul!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!!! they are all so pretty- love the blue ones and the yellow and green ones are so awesome--- the only problem with all of this is that now I won't want to use them!!!!- truly- you are a gifted at this! ...and i am very lucky :) !!! thanks so much! hugs, lori
Response: Wow...Thanks!! This swap has been one of the best I've done. Thanks so much for being such a great partner. I'll swap with you anytime!
madame rated for Christmas Dishcloth Swap on Sep 22, 2008
Comment: Thx for the fantastic dishcloths and the extra one too. I love them all.
Response: I'm glad you're happy with them!
writechen rated for Kiddie mix CD on Sep 20, 2008
Comment: What fun! Thanks for being ultra fast in sending out this cd! Say hi to your twins from a Twin :P
Response: Thanks for the heart! TWINS ROCK!!!
blessedwith3 rated for Private Hedgehog Swap on Sep 14, 2008
Comment: Hi I loved the package thank you so much...yours is on the way let me know when you get it.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun making everything. I can't wait to see what you sent!
amikins rated for Needlebook Swap #12 on Sep 10, 2008
Comment: The Needle book is wonderful and so well made. I absolutely love it! and the colors are perfect! i also loved the Vintage trim. I'm sure i will put both the needle book and vintage trim to good use.
Response: I'm glad you like them and can put them to use. Enjoy!
purplewhimsy rated for Needlebook Swap #11 on Aug 29, 2008
Comment: What a gorgeous needlebook!!! So colorful!!! LOVE that little hedgie you made and sewed into the back! So creative! Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you like it! That's the first one I've made and I had just gotten a yo-yo maker so, I got to combine 2 firsts into 1 project.
hayatiggs rated for Mini stuffy on Aug 29, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for my birds Tracy. They are absolutely adorable, I love them!
Response: Yipee! I had I really hard time deciding what to make you, so I am very happy you like them.
narchi rated for Coaster swap on Aug 27, 2008
Comment: I loved the fabric used for the coasters! The pouch was really great too! Thanks :]
Response: I was hoping you'd like the fabric and I thought the bag was a fun way to keep them together. I'm so glad you like the coasters!
Oread rated for Brewery Box Postcard on Aug 26, 2008
Comment: Looks like an interesting beer, makes a great postcard too... thanks!
Response: I'm glad you like the postcard! My husband has bought this beer twice more since we sent the postcard. I think it's his new favorite "treat" beer!
hellovader rated for Handmade Hedgie swap on Aug 23, 2008
Comment: Thanks. He's so cute and was immediately snatched by my daughter.
Response: I'm happy you like him. My twins wanted to keep him too! Now I have to make 2 more for their birthday.
SimpleJess2 rated for Super Slow Cooker Recipe Swap on Aug 22, 2008
Comment: thank you so much for the recipes they are great
Response: I'm glad you like them, the french dip recipe is one of my kids favorites.
snpyrunner rated for Super Slow Cooker Recipe Swap on Aug 22, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the recipes! The extra soup recipe sounds good... I can almost smell it!
Response: Be sure to try the soup - I was convinced that adding peanut butter to it would ruin it (I don't like pb) but, it's awesome!
CanineGirl rated for Fabric button swap on Aug 22, 2008
Comment: I just recieved your button, really cute and I love them so much!!! And that white pearl beads too. You made my day! Thanks so much
Response: I'm glad you're happy with your buttons and can use the pearls.
huesofnature rated for Fabric button swap on Aug 19, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much! I didn't realize how close we lived until I saw your address. What a small world! : ) The girls loved each and every button. Sending hugs with our thanks and wishing you a wonderful end of the summer!
Response: I couldn't believe it when I got the send to address! I kept thinking I should just drive them over! I'm happy your girls liked the buttons, I had fun making them. I hadn't thought of putting them on a ponytail holder, I might have to make myself a few! Thanks for the idea and the hugs!
Char rated for Private Coloring Book Swap on Aug 12, 2008
Comment: Tracy, Thank you for the cute coloring books and crayons. If, you ever want to swap again for the kids let me know. Rating 5+heart.. Hugs, Char
Response: Once again thank you so much for all you did for my kids! I will let you know about another kid swap...maybe after school starts.
bean rated for Handmade Hot Pads International on Aug 7, 2008
Comment: Thanks for such an awesome swap! I adore the hot pads, and thanks for the extra fabric! <3
Response: I'm so glad you like the hot pads! They were the first ones I'd ever made. I may have said bad words to them but, hopefully, they won't repeat them! :)
TroubledFaery rated for Reusable Grocery Bags on Jul 24, 2008
Comment: I adore my bags. You are a terrific partner. I hope to swap with you again.
Response: Yippee! I'm so happy you like your bags. Pretty new bags sound like an excuse to shop to me!

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artunderastar on Sep 8, 2008:

I'm so glad you liked the door- it was fun to make and i was trying to make it boy cool too since you have little boys. look forward to the dishclothes! mine are heading for retirement!!! hugs, lori * also would be happy to swap again sometime :)

artunderastar on Sep 4, 2008:

Your fairy door is in the mail today! I hope you like it- haha my husband really liked it, which is weird but nice! :) hugs, lori

TiamatDesign on Aug 4, 2008:

Hi, expect a hedgie from Israel soon ! Your parsel is on it's way to you. TiamatDesign

TroubledFaery on Jul 24, 2008:

You may be a relatively new swapper but I was grateful to have you as a partner and look forward to swapping with you again. p.s. come join my other swaps.

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