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Date Joined: January 28, 2010
Last Online: August 21, 2012
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I am a 27 year old living in Southern California with my super sweet kitties, Oliver and Crash! I love to read, to blog and to craft!

I love animals of all kinds and have a bit of a bleeding heart when it comes to animals. I grew up in a house with 3 dogs and 6 cats, a parrot, 2 mice, 2 rats, 2 millipedes, and assorted fish.

I LOVE hot chocolate and chocolate candy. I don't like nuts or spicy chocolate.

I love swapping and I love surprising people with little extras and I really love getting things I can actually use.

Favorite Music

Something Corporate, Frank Sinatra, Tegan and Sara, Coheed and Cambria, Paramore, Rise Against, The Get Up Kids, Ani DiFranco, John Mayer, The Ataris, The New Amsterdams, Finch, Yellowcard, Thrice, One Republic, Unwritten Law, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Dashboard Confessional, From Autumn to Ashes, Journey, Jack's Mannequin and some other stuff.

Favorite Books

The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, The Archivist by Martha Cooley, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Bridge To Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson, Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. Poets: Eliot, Millay, Cummings, Plath, Rilke, Yeats, Whitman, Hughes, Wordsworth.

I also read fashion magazines, science magazines and my guilty pleasure is an occasional copy of In Touch/Star/US Weekly, etc.

Favorite Movies

Garden State, ALL of the BMW shorts, Awakenings, Gracie, Ghost World, Juno, 2 Days in Paris, Wristcutters, Kabluey, and Crash.

Favorite Television

House, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Drop Dead Diva, Glee, Mercy, True Blood, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Burn Notice, Private Practice.

Favorite Crafts

I make cards, both by hand and digitally, and sell them on etsy. I also enjoy knitting and making garlands. I am learning how to crochet and how to sew, and hopefully, I will learn how to quilt one day soon. I am also practicing my baking skills, but I'm not at the sharing stage yet! :)

I'm also into photography and would be interested in swapping photographs. I love bokeh and polaroids and photos taken with holgas always look amazing.


I would like scrapbooking/card-making materials of any kind, such as:

  • paper, double or single sided
  • embellishments (feathers, sequins, brads, etc)
  • cardstock scraps
  • envelopes, especially in bright colors
  • clear stamps, rubber stamps
  • brads, pushpins, straight pins, safety pins

I'd also like:

  • old photographs - especially from the 1960s, 70s, 80s.
  • houndstooth, polka dots, paisley
  • cocoa mixes, no spicy ones
  • fruity teas
  • mint teas
  • lip balms
  • face scrubbies
  • deco tape
  • anything with hedgehogs, dinosaurs, whales, narwhals
  • steampunk related items
  • anatomy/biology related items
  • your doodles
  • amigurumi
  • felted items
  • tea towels, dishcloths, washcloths
  • hankerchiefs (especially with embroidery)
  • post-it notes (any color, not the super small skinny kind please. lined = extra fun.)
  • vintage sheet music, especially the cover pages
  • vintage book pages, especially in other languages or dictionary pages
  • ledger paper (written on or blank)
  • origami papers
  • old calendar pages
  • handmade paper or hand-painted paper
  • wrapping paper
  • patterned tissue paper
  • vintage bingo cards, playing cards, ticket stubs, concert stubs
  • maps/an atlas
  • graph paper, tracing paper
  • glittery pens
  • beads, jewelry-making supplies
  • baker's twine/cotton string
  • sequins
  • glue sticks, glue dots
  • coin purses
  • soaps (handmade is great)
  • reusable grocery bags, especially from your local shop
  • wine corks
  • spools of colorful thread
  • colorful buttons
  • colorful golf tees
  • beach glass
  • matchboxes
  • colored pencils
  • recipes (especially on cute cards)
  • ribbon and lace
  • sharpies
  • polaroids or photos you took
  • pom-poms, fringe, piping and other trim
  • crochet hooks and knitting needles
  • vintage children's books/illustrations
  • vintage flashcards, especially in languages other than english
  • stamped images on cardstock
  • punches on cardstock (any shape, any design, any color)
  • stamp pads
  • fabric dye
  • handmade pincushions


  • haribo gummy bears
  • riesen's chews
  • milk chocolate!


  • any kind of fabric is welcome, really!
  • yarn
  • fat quarters
  • remnants and scraps
  • embroidery thread
  • granny squares
  • quilted squares
  • I love CLOTH NAPKINS - a vintage pattern is great, or a solid color in any color. I prefer bright colors to dark or pastels.

I really like kawaii items! Especially related to kittens, sushi or food with faces! :)


I will add more here as I think of things!

  • please no loose candy!
  • please no religious items!
  • no easter, halloween, christmas, or other holiday-themed items (unless it's specifically part of the swap)
  • no foam stickers


I'm not a flaker, so if you haven't received something from me that you were supposed to get, please, please message me!


sedavison rated for No-Spending Swap #15 on Aug 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks for this :)
TechGirl10 rated for Surprise Me Remix - USA only on Aug 20, 2012
Comment: Thank You
Cosima rated for No-Spending Swap #15 on Aug 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks a lot for all the cool stuff!
ThymelessTreasures rated for Follow me on Pinterest #2 on Aug 13, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for following!
fawnscrafts rated for Send anything #14 on Aug 12, 2012
Comment: Yes I do like what you sent, thank you
uliaya rated for Follow my Instagram! on Aug 11, 2012
thelittledreamcatcher rated for Blogging around on Aug 10, 2012
bluecrayons rated for Blogging around on Aug 10, 2012
Comment: ty
catsrockmysocks rated for Follow my Instagram! on Aug 9, 2012
HeatherWill rated for Follow my Instagram! on Aug 9, 2012
xshootingstarsx rated for Follow my Instagram! on Aug 9, 2012
moonswings rated for Send anything #14 on Aug 8, 2012
Comment: Thank you! :-)
sammylouise40 rated for Blogging around on Aug 6, 2012
Zefaniya rated for Send anything #14 on Aug 6, 2012
Comment: Thanks!
rtwong rated for Blogging around on Aug 5, 2012
Comment: Thanks for visiting my blog!
Yoshi rated for Blogging around on Aug 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks for stopping by my blog :D
Zefaniya rated for Blogging around on Aug 2, 2012
greenafy rated for Blogging around on Aug 2, 2012
krizia rated for Blogging around on Aug 2, 2012
Comment: Since you said you miss the Italian language: "grazie del commento!" (Thanks for the comment)
Comment: Thanks so much for the package... esp the vintage Lisa Frank~~~There was one thing though that has be a bit confused.. the username you gave with the swap note says your username is ichbinseins and I know your name on here hasn't changed...
Response: Whoops! That was a mistake! It's of course, KateandOli! :)

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swappintoya on Oct 6, 2012:

well I see your all about freebies........sad

Tomomi on Sep 29, 2012:

Please rating of me for Stuffed Envie <33 #4! Please!

synchrodoll on Sep 23, 2012:

Hi there, Can you please rate me for the No-Spending Swap #15? I sent out on August 2nd. Thanks! Christine

plumeriafan on Jun 11, 2010:

Hello! I'm hosting another 3x5 recipe swap. I'd love it if you might consider joining! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/64287 Have a great day!

Hellotheremary on Apr 25, 2010:

Hi! I'm was your partner for the 100 ways to feel better about life swap. I just changed addresses and want you to know that it was received at my house!!! I won't be able to see it until May 11, and I will be sure to rate you then. But I just wanted to let you know it has been received!

Yara on Apr 23, 2010:

Hi! sorry for the late rate on "Our Favorite Songs #2" swap...I really thought I already rated all my partners ^^

Snason on Apr 1, 2010:

Thank-you for joining * Email:Workout songs* and hope you enjoy the swap. Have a great day!

ArizonianbutmissesMichigan on Mar 30, 2010:

Hi, checking in again to see if you received my two swaps yet. I am waiting on a rating.
PRETTIEST Patterned Paper or Card stock share 4x6 and Simple Stamped Image Swap :) Thanks so much. :)

ArtsyKira on Mar 17, 2010:

Holy cow, those rocks are from Hawaii & Australia? Thank you for sharing such treasures!

lexieforever on Mar 5, 2010:

i wanted to fill you in on a funny interesting fact, as soon as i got you as a partner on the cinchy ratings swap, but wanted to wait till you recieved my swap so it might seem less random and odd:

there's a cute indie film called "parsley days" that was made here in halifax, and the two main characters are Kate and Olie! weird much? hahaha you should check it out. :)

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