Date Joined: July 9, 2008
Last Online: April 6, 2016
Birthday: March 27
Country: United States
I'm a stay at home mom with a 5 year old daughter. Kaitlyn Joy (means "Pure Joy") is my miracle baby. After two years and seven months trying to conceive I did IVF with ICSI and eight months later (on Christmas Eve) I had a baby girl. I've now had three failed IVFs and one FET.
I love most colors, but found myself turned off by some orange placemats I saw in a swap recently. Yuck! My favorite colors are: tea green (most any green for that matter), red, pink, purple, and blue (aqua and teal). I have found myself drawn to yellow recently, but I really don't look good wearing it. I like the contrast of blue and brown together.
My daughter is a girly girl all thanks to me. =) I dress her in ruffles and bows. Sewing has become my new passion. I have sewn my daughter several outfits and of course make matching hair bows to go with them. I've been trying to appliquÃ©', but still have some work to do in that area. I'm always game to try a new craft, but I don't always master them. I taught myself to knit, but find crocheting to be much faster and more forgiving when a string is pulled or a needle removed.
â€¢ Chewy Sweettarts - in both the little balls and bigger disks. Yum!
â€¢ Nice dishtowels in sage green, plum or aqua blue. Why after five years of marriage do I still have the cheap 5 for $5 ones from Walmart???
â€¢ Cotton Fabric.
â€¢ Handmade purses and totes.
â€¢ Handmade homey touches like coasters, floral wall hangings, simple paintings and so forth.
â€¢ Inexpensive necklaces and earrings. Yes, Iâ€™m cheap in this area.
â€¢ Soaps! I almost forgot I love buying body wash from Bath And Body Works. However I'm not a lotion girl.
â€¢ Flowering plants, I love watching my hard work bloom and grow. When all else fails I can simply prove to the rest of my family that yes we can keep a plant alive.
â€¢ Bees, except live ones. =)
â€¢ Christmas ornaments and decor
â€¢ Gerber Daisies! I love their vibrant colors and how big the buds are.
â€¢ Petunias, because they grow like crazy and put on a great show. They got me nominated for â€œYard of the Monthâ€.
â€¢ Gardening ~ sometimes. Heheheâ€¦
I'm sure there are several more random likes, but this is all I can think of right now.
When I find a book I like I usually start reading all the books by that author. Some of my favorite authors are: Francine Rivers, Beverly Lewis (what is it that draws me to Amish books??), and Karen Kingsbury.
Being a Texan I of course LOVE Mexican food. Seafood is okay unless it's shrimp then I will eat until I burst. I love brisket!!! I can eat my mom's brisket any day.
I have a sweet tooth that doesn't stop. I may be odd on this one, but I can't handle plain chocolate and dark chocolate is a big NO. However I really like white chocolate. I love chewy candy, not to be confused with "gummy" candy. I eat ice cream, but would pass it over for a good piece of cake with butter cream or cream cheese icing any day.
My daughter is my life so she deserves her own section. Kaitlyn is a typical girl who likes:
â€¢ Planes â€“ sheâ€™s an Air Force kid.
â€¢ Teddy bears which honestly consists of anything fluffy and stuffed that looks like a real animal.
â€¢ Dogs, cats, birds
â€¢Coloring and drawling
â€¢ School... the child loves going to school. She has gone to preschool since she was three and just graduated from her final year of preschool
â€¢ She loves her LeapPad!
â€¢ Barbie doll clothes - handmade
â€¢ Living Room ~ tan, coffee bean brown, and teal blue.
â€¢ Kitchen ~ sage green and plum.
â€¢ Master Bedroom ~ browns, burgundy, cream
â€¢ Daughter's room ~ Bright colors! Pinks, blues, and yellows. She has butterflies hanging from her sealing and flowers painted on her walls.
â€¢ Master Bathroom ~ burgundy and honey with plumb accents. â€¢ Daughterâ€™s Bathroom ~ pale yellow, lavender, and pale pink â€¢ Half bath ~ pale aqua accents in a white and gray (slight green tint) bathroom.