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Date Joined: December 6, 2008
Last Online: November 28, 2016
Birthday: December 28, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

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I'm 38. Married to a comic book colorist/"guitar player". I have 4 kids. 18yr b* 16yr g* 9yr b* and 7yr b . My bff is a long haired chihuahua named Soju.He's my little shadow. I also, have a very fat cat named Yoshi and a prissy cat named Stella. I'm a stay at home mom that has stayed at home for too long. Not for long though.

I was born in Southern California and lived there for 34 years. I recently moved to Alabama a couple of years ago to be near my husbands father. Still adjusting to culture shock!

I collect and LOVE gnomes! I have also made a few goblins and like to collect those as well. I Have a few Brian Froud's Goblins.

I also like anything fantasy - goblins, gargoyles, trolls, mermaids, centaurs, dragons, evil fairies, pixies and elves.

My favorite color is turquoise!

Plant based and animal lover!

Officially started

I was very active awhile back but I took a long break after my big move from California to Alabama. We had to move so fast that I wasn't able to get out my last two swaps thus the #1's. Grrrr. Other than that by record is trustworthy :)

Favorite Crafts

I like all sorts of crafts. When I was younger my mother would enter craft shows at the local fair and that's when I became interested in almost everything.

I love to sew. My Dad is the one who taught me to sew, even born with one arm he could do anything he put his mind to... He even bought me my first sewing machine and taught me how to set it up.

My daughter and I have been crafting around with polymer clay. We make little figures and things. It's really fun to do something we are both interested in.

  • ATC's! If you have unwanted ATC's that you don't like or need and you think I may like them I'd be happy to adopt them! I would love to see what others are creating :)

  • Addicted to making Dotee dolls,button fairies and those matchboxes! Though, I would have never known about them if it wasn't for Swap-bot!

  • Love to crochet!

Favorite Books

Love anything Fantasy! My Favorite author is Terry Goodkind. I just love the Sword of Truth series.

Reading Now- Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

  • Old romance novels (I love when the covers are all beat up)
  • The Farseer trilogy
  • The Wayfarer Redemption
  • The Night My Enemy
  • The Mists of Avalon
  • The Accidental Buddhist
  • Harry Potter
  • Spiderwick
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Anne Rice
  • The Giving Tree
  • Wheel of Time series
  • The Diary of Anne Frank

Favorite Movies

Oh geeze I have so many movies that I just love.

  • Bollywood (SRK)
  • Labyrinth
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (Love this movie and the music!)
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Lord of the Rings (all)
  • The Red Balloon
  • Steel Magnolias ( named my mom after Ouiser)
  • The English Patient
  • Band of Brothers
  • Treeless Mountain
  • Gladiator
  • Walk the Line
  • Tom Hank movies. (all of them)
  • Master and Commander
  • Harry Potter (all)
  • Mirrormask
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Wall E
  • Fargo
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Beaches
  • Shrek
  • The Iron Giant

Favorite Television

I hardly ever watch T.V. but when I do It's this...

    • Little House on the Prairie I have ALL 9 seasons! I feel complete.
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Downton Abbey
  • Lost Girl
  • Call the Midwives
  • Northern Exposure
  • Vikings
  • The Walking Dead *Outlander
  • Orange is the New Black

Favorite Music

  • Johnny Cash
  • David Bowie
  • Indian music
  • Love listening to oldies from the 20's 30's 40's I LOVE The Bosewell Sisters
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Kate Nash
  • Killers
  • The Smiths
  • The Pixies
  • Coldplay
  • Harry and the Potters
  • Kills
  • Christmas music
  • Classical
  • Blues

Nifty things that I like

  • I have to add old buttons to my list- I love looking at them, using them, and touching them! There's nothing like wondering where that button has been- weird? I have collected coins and stamps (Benjamin Franklin Club lol) since I was little and buttons win!
  • Matchboxes - I just can't get over how cute and little they are!
  • Embellishments
  • Rainbows
  • Anything that represents your country or state!
  • Matryoshka dolls
  • Dotees!
  • Old pictures
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Postcards
  • Ribbons and lace
  • David Bowie
  • Foreign coins
  • Elephants,foxes,raccoons
  • Anything crocheted ;)
  • Pin cushions
  • Amigurumi
  • David Bowie
  • Green teas
  • Country/state magnets
  • Stamps
  • Tiny cute things
  • polka dots, swirls. retro

Food/Candy Items------ * My all time favorite candy bar is the MARS bar (you know the one with almonds,nougat,caramel!) You can't buy them in California and I have looked for the last 6 years! Sure I have tried the snickers with almonds but it just isn't the same :(

  • I love chocolate with or without nuts, dark chocolate,caramels, kinder eggs/kinder Buenos, Gooey things, And of course anything from your country or state. I love to try new things :)

Things I'm not crazy about

Non-Raters. I think it's just rude! It doesn't take much time. I rate on the same day I receive something. Unless someone else got the mail and I missed something. If I did not rate you PLEASE contact me!

Princess Items- No girly girls here.


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My kids

This info is for swaps that involve my kids


Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard! If you are interested in being postcard pal with me, please PM me with your address and I will write back to you :)
mimmeli rated for Matchbox Bed & Doll Swap 5 on Sep 1, 2010
Comment: I will gladly rerate when I receive something.
roostercraz rated for Snowman ATC swap for kids on Aug 13, 2010
qbee rated for Fibres & Threads 32ct Matchbox Swap on Jul 30, 2010
Comment: Never received the swap. pm'd you and you never replyed back. so if you would like to resend i will chance the rating sorry. Debbie
IndefatigableL rated for I Love Novelty Buttons # 02 on Jul 7, 2010
Comment: Awesome swap! Great buttons! I also really love the recipe card and look forward to trying the tea. :)
Comment: Thank you !! The erasers are wonderful !!
Comment: So cute, Thank You!!!
Comment: So beyond AMAZING! I want to cry your kindness is overwhelming! I can not tell you how much this means to me! The wallet, the buttons, the swap card and then the postcards! WOW. Amazing swap partner! Thank you so so much!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked the PC's! As for the wallet it was my very first one I made but I really wanted to make you something with the gnome fabric I had :) The buttons- my daughter and I had a clay night and thats what I came up with! This was a very fun swap and I would love to swap with you again in the future!!
Lauriez rated for Wizard of Oz Button Fairy! on Jun 3, 2010
Comment: Oh, she is just lovely!! (well, as lovely as an ugly green witch can be!) I love the funny retro recipe cards too! Thx for such a fun swap!
Response: Who knew we would love BF's so much! They're so fun to make! Thank you for the heart :)
Manjigirl rated for RIBBONS AND BUTTONS SWAP MAY/2010 on Jun 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you - the heart is for the bits being very nicely presented. Cheers
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much. Your matchbox was adorable!!! =D I loved it! Thanks!!
Response: You're welcome! I had more tiny orange things than I thought- Thank you for the heart :)
hoosiergirl rated for Beach Matchbox Swap 32ct on May 30, 2010
Comment: One of my favorite themes -- aahhhh, the beach. Fantastic box! Beautifully done and i LOVE the crab button, lol. Thank you for putting so much care into this swap :0)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was a fun one to put together. Thank you for the rating and heart :)
Comment: Very sweet, where did you get such a tiny dolly? I made mine because I had no idea where to look!
Response: I normally make mine too from clay or felt but my daughter and I were at the cake decorating store and there they were. I knew I would use them for something hehe. It took me awhile to figure out what to do for the clothes! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: What a cool idea!! Sarah loves her card:) I would not have thought of that, great card !!!!!!
Response: Sarah is very happy she liked it!! Thank you for rating/heart :)
Comment: My daughter loved the ATC-is was right up her alley!! She was so excited and the fun envelope and sticker were a great bonus!!
Response: Sarah will be thrilled with your comments and heart! Thank you :)
missstamper rated for May Flowers Matchbox on May 15, 2010
Comment: What a sweet matchbox. Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it! Very fun to make! Thank you for the rating/heart!
aRiAnA rated for Delicious Matchbox! - Cookie - on May 13, 2010
Comment: Hello! Thank you for a super cute matchbox and a great recipe. I also love the tiny baking items :D
Response: Happy you liked it! The tiny baking items were so cute! I'm going to have to buy them again so I can have some hehe! Thank you for rating and the heart!
cakebomb rated for May Flowers Matchbox on May 10, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the stunning matchbox! Awesome packaging!
Response: It makes me happy when the people receiving my packages are happy! Thank you for rating and the heart :)
Candyn29 rated for Through the Rain(bow) #1 - Red on May 8, 2010
Comment: what a wonderful little box!
Response: Wow- I just mailed it yesterday! We do live pretty close to each other though. Glad you liked it- thanks for the heart :)
blueackerson rated for Mermaid ATC 02 on May 6, 2010
Comment: I like the idea of having the mermaid swimming away.
Response: Phew- I was hoping since it was only 2/3 of her you would still like her hehe. I need some more practice watercoloring faces... Thank you for the rating :)

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LynnViolet on Aug 29, 2010:

How cool to meet such a BOWIE fan! My first concert was BOWIE LIVE AT THE TOWER THEATER and I've been hopelessly addited ever since. Hope you don't mind I copied your Aladdin Sane jpg. Have a safe move & I hope we get to swap in the future.

katehawk on Mar 23, 2010:

Hi! I see that you like matchboxes so I wanted to invite you to join my new group matchbox & more. It's mostly about matchboxes of various kinds but there are some other kinds of swaps (such as whimsy jars & lucky parcels). I hope you'll come be a part of the fun! Thanks!

clsampse on Feb 7, 2010:

You're package must've gotten here Saturday, I just got it out the box this evening! Thank you soooo much! I haven't been able to sample everything yet, but the snickerdoodles are AWESOME. I wish we had more specialty stuff like that available here, and especially stuff that's labelled as being vegan, because it gets tiring reading labels every time you want something different from the supermarket. Haha I'm glad the Mars bars arrived alright! The post office guy asked me if it was fragile and I was like...YESSS! He thought I was crazy. :) But I figured we should keep you well supplied. :) Favorite-candy-withdrawal does strange things to a person! Thanks again!!

DownsideUp on Dec 30, 2009:

I would like you to tell Sara how very proud I am to have such a wonderful book by her. She did an amazing job!!! I can tell she put a lot of effort into it and I am so blessed to have had her as a partner. Miranda and Brenden were very excited about how wonderful of a story she wrote.

TerryF on Dec 2, 2009:

Glad you liked your Dotee! Hugs, Terry

Beautyfullchaos on Nov 30, 2009:

Hey there! The munchkin finally finished the book for the illustrations your daughter did on the Young Author & Illustrators swap....but I lost your return address! OOPS! Could you please send it to me via private message so that I can send it off today?


WriterRachel on Nov 12, 2009:


mousepoo on Oct 21, 2009:

Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn't have the GUTS!

What happened to the guy who couldn't keep up payments to his exorcist? He was repossessed.

Happy Halloween! ~~ Trick or Treat profile swap

angielovesorange on Oct 16, 2009:

HI I'm your partner for the "My Swap Bot Profile is a little lonely..." swap. This so funny! I love GNOMES! My girlfriends tease me all the time about it and just got me a key Chain that says "Hanging With My Gnomies"! I also Love girly things, But I'm not a girly girl at all!!!!!! I say I'm a closet girly girl. My Mom was confined to a wheelchair all her life. And she did almost everything people said she couldn't. She was a wonderful painter! That talent I did not get. Love to sew and make things with my Daughter, I love alot of the same films you like also! Wow small world! Angie

DownsideUp on Oct 13, 2009:

You should see if Sarah is interested in the author/artist swap I am hosting

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