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Hopes
Date Joined: November 2, 2017
Last Online: April 9, 2018
Birthday: May 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mom of two girls (ages 4 and 5 just 14 months apart) I also have a maine coon cat named mittens. I live in a small town in Pennsylvania. I used to be a network administrator and I adore all computer geekery. (I hail back to the BBS days!)

Bookworm might be an understatement with how much I love read. Check out my goodreads profile above! I mostly read Fantasy with a bit of Scifi and non fiction on the side.
I'm always looking for book suggestions!

Games:
I've been addicted to an online game called Everquest since 1999! I play a gnome enchanter, a high elf cleric, and an iksar necro.

Crafts:
I mostly make things for my girls. Hair clips, felt dolls, felt crowns, stuffed toys. I'm learning slowly how to use a sewing machine but I mostly hand sew for now. I also love to make them clip on earrings and other jewelry. Before having kids I knit occasionally and liked to make hand made greeting cards.
The past couple of years I've been making things from wood! I still don't enjoy the noise a saw makes, but making my own raised garden beds, a stand for my front loading washer and dryer, and a dress up chest for my girls makes the noise worth it.

I enjoy drinking tea and listening to music while I craft or color. I'm so happy for the sudden influx of adult coloring books the past few years! I mostly listen to alternative music from the 90's with the occasional emo band thrown in.

I hope to try my hand at some ATC's soon, I used to love to paint and now that my kids are getting a bit older I'm hoping to find the time again soon.

I'm heading back to college to switch from being a network administrator to an elementary school teacher. It wasn't until I started homeschooling my own kids that I realized how much I enjoy seeing little faces learn. I'm excited and scared to be a veeerrryyy old adult learner next semester!

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Random Things I Love

Narwhals, Foxes, Owls, Birds, Octopuses, Seahorses
Gnomes, Fairies, Mermaids, Dragons
Steampunk
Magic the Gathering
Gaming (Board games, Console Games, Computer games)
Tea (loose or in bags)
K-Cups of any kind
Hot chocolate Mix
Rubber Stamps
Chocolate, Sushi, Savory snacks, sweet snacks
Hair Clips
Perfume, Soap, Bubble Bath
Tea towels
Books and book recommendations
Art and anything hand drawn
Japan, China, India
Snowflakes
Sequins
Candles
Unique nail polish/stickers
ATC's that feature sweet food or cute animals or sushi
Earrings (silver colored the most), cute socks
Fractals, Galaxies, Stars, Space
Vegetable Seeds for zone 6 fun ones especially like purple carrots! I grew those this past year and they were awesome!

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I Really Really Love

Any unique buttons, sequins, or strips of lace that I can use on crowns or jewelry for my girls! They are my world and I love making things for them.

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I Don't Really Enjoy

Disney, cooking, hard candy, religious items, political items, black licorice, anything fake fruit flavored (watermelon especially!)

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Rating

I check my mail every day and I rate the same day I receive. I appreciate everything that is sent to me so much!!!

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Ratings

noone7212 rated for Barbara's Christmas Cards #2- USA on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card! The no sending extras is INCREDIBLY appreciated :-) I'm serious about running out of room! Happy Christmas!
Momskii rated for WIYM: Christmas Card on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: thanks, I love the penguins
Response: Have a very Merry Christmas! <3
dearchelsie rated for WIYM: Christmas Card on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your Christmas card. You actually made me laugh out loud. I agree about no glitter cards in swaps are tragic. Your card was great. And girl it may have started out as a plain card, but those awesome stickers you included totally shed glitter all up in that card. It was AWESOME! Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Oh and your decorated envelope was beautiful. =)
Response: I'm so glad you didn't mind the glitter explosion!! Have a wonderful Christmas :)
Momandauntnanny10 rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #58 on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Have a Very Merry Christmas!
NiniJae rated for WIYM: Christmas Card on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Hi! Yes, we are practically neighbors! lol Thank you for the nice card and the really pretty decorated envelope! Have a lovely holiday!
Response: Hooray for PA!
christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #60 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: I miss using glitter pens! :) Merry Christmas to you too!
Response: I seriously can NOT get enough glitter in my life :)
gmasusie rated for Barbara's Christmas Cards #2- USA on Dec 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute reindeer card and fireman stickers. I will be sharing them with my great grandson. He will be celebrating his 4th birthday on Friday.
Response: Aww Happy Birthday little one!! I hope he enjoys them!!
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Comment: What a gorgeous and fun reindeer card, and amazing extras! I can't wait to share the money with my hubby when he come in from work. I'll have more rounds of this swap going up soon. I'd planned to put more up already but have been feeling u dear the weather and needed to get caught up with my ratings before I started any new swaps. I hope you'll join us soon!
Response: Hooray! I hope he enjoys it!! When I saw that on your list I was so excited to have someone to send those too!!
kasa rated for NH: A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the extras in the Christmas card. Very much appreciated!! Good on you for knitting for charity. What a blessing you are as you knit. Merry Christmas to you.
Response: Have a wonderful Christmas!!! Thanks for stopping by <3
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Comment: thank you for the Christmas card I am waiting until to open all my cards
Response: I didn't even think about saving them! I string christmas beads across the wall and hang each card up with a red or green clothespin. It's already looking so festive with all the cards!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Blind, quick tea swap on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the tea! Your package was so lovely to open! I can't wait to try all of them <3
Response: Hooray I'm so glad you received them!! Nothing like a cup of hot tea on a blustery day!
lovesmail rated for Barbara's Christmas Cards #2- USA on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: What an awesome envelope!!!! I love your artwork; it's beautiful! And thank you for the stickers. They will look so nice in my scrapbook. Merry Christmas!
Response: I'm definitely not an artist but I love doodling!! Have a Merry Christmas!!
millie52 rated for Barbara's Christmas Cards #2- USA on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Very kind of you to send a full sheet of stickers too.
Response: I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas! <3
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Comment: Thanks for the card and goodies! So cool that we’re practically neighbors :) Merry Christmas!
Response: Have a very Merry Christmas!
christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC #59 USA on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Hello fellow IT friend! :) love the PC!
Response: IT girls are the best <3
RetroChik rated for ATC: Mushroom - USA on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful mushroom ATC. :)
Response: I wish we had a spot for each swap to post pictures of what we receive, the one I received had tons of glitter which was awesome =D
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Comment: Merry Christmas 🎄 Thank you for the beautiful card - so pretty ❤️ Love the bear! The tags are so cute too! Thank you again and we hope that you and your family have a wonderful festive season and share lots of fun and laughter together.
Response: Have a Very Merry Christmas!!
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Comment: Love the extra papers and card!
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Comment: Thank you very much for your card, it is lovely ! Thanks for the extra also :) I hope you'll like some of the bands. I wish you and your family a merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas!
blueseabliss rated for ATC: Write on Nov 25, 2017
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Comment: Lisa, this touched my heart. Thank you so very much for everything!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, you're definitely more of an artist than me so I was nervous sending my attempt over :)

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Comments

ladydy5 on Nov 28, 2017:

Welcome to our group artistically inclined

PinkFluffyUnicorn on Nov 3, 2017:

Quick Profile Hello #1

Hi there! I see we have a dislike for cooking in common. :) Cooking is my least favorite thing to do! I can cook, I just don't like too. I do enjoy baking though; to me that's not cooking. Our ongoing joke in my house is...the only reason we have a kitchen is because it came with the house! I hope you enjoy the images below and have a great weekend!

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Fabriqueen on Nov 3, 2017:

Sending a big Texas HOWDY to you, Lisa!

It sounds like you make alot of super things for the girls. Now you need to learn to quilt. It's just straight sewing on the machine - easy peasy. But I warn you, It's very addicting. Once you get started quilting you want to do more, more, more. Then you wind up with a bunch of unfinished projects because you just couldn't wait to start the next one. Those girls will enjoy sewing with you too. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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kdm1181 on Nov 3, 2017:

Hello from chilly West Michigan! While I love Michigan for our beaches I'm disappointed to already be having snow flurries, I send you warm wishes for the holiday season!

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