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Hopes

Hopes
Date Joined: November 2, 2017
Last Online: November 22, 2017
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 read. 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!

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)
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!

Any unique buttons, sequins, or strips of lace that I can use on crowns or jewelry for my girls

I don't really enjoy: Disney, cooking, hard candy, religious items, political items, black licorice, anything fake fruit flavored (watermelon especially!)

Ratings

FunsizeSteph rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 22, 2017
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Snailmail1772 rated for Book Of The Month November on Nov 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the book and BC labels, I love them. Science fiction isn't my go-to genre, but you're right, there are a few science fiction books I have enjoyed. I'm so excited you join BC, that's amazing.
Response: Thanks for sharing bookcrossing with me, I hope to make more use of it after the busy holidays slow down.
LindaW rated for NH: Thanksgiving 2017 Card - US Only on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice "Thankful" card and the coloring card. It's a lot of fun receiving friendly mail and trinkets. When the bills come in his mail, my husband says, "It's another pen pal!"
Response: Isn't it wonderful to receive mail that makes you smile instead of sigh? Have a wonderful thanksgiving!!
bblue rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for including links to the music videos.
Response: Absolutely! Thanks so much for stopping by to rate <3
FundyGirl rated for Quick and Colorful #1 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: I LOVE the norwhal envelope! So cute and colorful. And all the fun stuff inside are wonderful. Thank you!
Response: Hooray!! I'm so glad you liked it!!
MarHelene rated for Color yourself calm! #1 US only. on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: I love the fairy elephant!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I thought it was very unique for a coloring page.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your favorite music, I have heard of or know the songs of most your list, I am a lover of all sorts of rock
Response: Yay I'm glad some of my music was recognized. A lot of what I was sent was totally new music so I'm glad someone else out there listens to what I do :)
southerndevil rated for Quick Profile Hello #1 on Nov 3, 2017
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Response: Thanks for stopping by to rate <3
Katiebrb rated for Quick Profile Hello #1 on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Lisa you are in York? We are almost neighbors.
Response: Yay neighbors! I wish this weekend was going to be as nice out as yesterday was, sunny and 70 is my idea of a perfect fall day !!
christywebb rated for Quick Profile Hello #1 on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the greeting! Yep, can't beat the BBQ around here!
Response: It's too bad Brisket wouldn't mail well, I'd be all over a swap for that =D

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Comments

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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