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Date Joined: August 6, 2007
Last Online: November 13, 2014
Birthday: May 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Please Note: I almost always send out my swaps before the send by date. So, if you haven't gotten something from me, please let me know, so I can fix it. I won't FLAKE on you. Hey all, I have been out of action for a while, but I am back and ready for some swapping! I have missed being around and it is good to be back!

Hi. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and have for my entire life. I am an attorney for the Utah Attorney General's office. I spend a lot of my time with my family and friends. I am very close to my mom. I am single; but make up for it with my cats and friends. My two cats are very special. The male is part tabby and part siamese and his name is Jinks. His sister (well not really, but we adopted them as kittens the same day) is all tabby, and her name is Hello (as in Hello Kitty). Plus, I am busy at my job and take a lot of pride in the work that I do.

My family has lots of traditions and we look forward to them each year. For example: Every year we take a trip to the zoo at Easter. We go to the State Fair; we make gingerbread houses. We also have traditions for almost every holiday. From fireworks on the 4th to Christmas Bingo; it is great to see how the traditions change just a bit as the family grows and adds new members.

I graduated from the University of Utah for both undergraduate and law degrees. So, I am a big U of U fan. I have season football and basketball tickets. Well, now, my Utes are off to compete in the PAC-12. Time to mix-it-up with the big boys. Rose Bowl, here we come. GO UTES!

Favorite Crafts

I like to scrapbook and make cards. I also enjoy knitting and other needle crafts like cross-stitch and needle point, plastic canvas and ribbon embroidery. For a while, I made a ton of stuffies for swaps. I got a Rainbow Loom, and have been making all sorts of thing with that. It seems like I go through phases and can't get enough of something, then I get restless and pick something I haven't done for a while and then that is all I can do. Right now, I am back into full scrapbook mode. I guess I have craft ADHD. Once in a while I just get in the craft mode and do things like make wreaths and make holiday decorations out of wood or whatever stuff I can find. I like to enter my things into competition at the Utah State Fair. I have managed a few blue ribbons.

I would say that my style is bright and cheerful. My scrapbook pages are rather lumpy because I love to embellish. I like to put beads, ribbon and buttons on cross-stitch patterns for the same reason. I guess that about sums up my personality, bright and cheery with lots of sparkly embellishments!

Stuff and colors

I love animals and have two cats (one male and one female--see them above, on a U of U blanket). I still love Hello Kitty and if you come to my office at work, you will see all sorts of Hello Kitty things. You would also see otters. Sea otters in particular.

I love to decorate for the holidays both at home and at the office. I dcorate for just about every holiday (Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas), but sometimes I decorate for a season.

I like "sparkly stuff" too. Just a big kid at heart! I almost always wear bracelets, rings, pins and earrings.

My favorite colors are pink and yellow. (except for U of U game days, then I am all about the Red and White) But I like anything bright and cheery.

I collect music boxes and charms. I also collect tote bags, kokeshi dolls, and decorative boxes. Now I am strating to collect interesting in shape, size or design decks of playing cards. I have many stuffed animals, both at home and in my office. They range from beanies of all sorts, to build-a-bear creatures. Some are bears, otters, other sea animals, elephants, etc.

I like to do sudoku and word find puzzles. Sometimes I try logic, crosswords, and fill-in's but sudoku and word finds are my favorite.

I like to fly kites. I enjoy birdwatching and have feeders up most of the year.

I am strange -- I have been told -- because I hate cholocate. Most people are shocked, but I just don't like it. Never have. But I am a good baker of chocolate things. And, I don't eat the stuff as I make it.

Favorite Books

I love to read, and I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I couldn't wait to finish the last one. I also loved and cruised right through the Twililght series, and I just finished all of the books in the Sookie Stackhouse series (aka Southern Vampire mystery novels). But Harry and Edward aren't my only favorites.You have to love King Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round table. There are lots of great books out there about those guys. I also enjoy a good mystery or a good spy thriller. It is a good way to escape. But I also read basic literature. You can never go wrong with a book by Jane Austen, Maya Angelou or Charlotte Bronte.

Favorite things

Tops for me:

Animals: cats, otters, well just about any animal is fine with me (except monkeys).

Anything Red and White for the University of Utah; particularly stuff that can be worn or used at tailgate parties and the games (bags, hats, scraves, mittens, etc) (Go UTES!)

Vacations: Cruises; Las Vegas, San Diego. I also love London.

I am quite an anglofile and love all things British and Scottish. From Glastonbury Abbey to Beefeaters, and tea.

Colors: pink, yellow and brights

food: Mexican

snacks: chips and salsa

drinks: Diet Coke with lime; ice tea

smells: fresh soap; citrus (lemon-lime), floral and vanilla

flowers: any and all

Hello Kitty anything

Otter (river or sea) anything

Mary Engelbreit stuff and designs.

Hoops and YoYo (the Hallmark Card guys)

Bags and totes.

Sparkly stuff--charms, pins, bracelets, embelished bookmarks, and bags

Knitting, cross-stitch, scrapbook, embroidery, and other (matchbox, stuffies) craft supplies. I always need scrapbook safe adhesives (glue dots, pop-dots, etc).

Stuffies, amigurumi, and other plush.

Anything with the initial "P", especially charms and pendants.

Cute socks (size 9-11 US)

Glass animal figurines

tiny tea sets

Music boxes (even the little electronic ones)

fun shaped or sized decks of cards

kokeshi dolls

coloring books (especially design ones) And who can resist a new box of Crayolas?

I also like suduko, word finds, hard mazes and dot-to-dots, and fill-in puzzles.

Favorite Television

I like to watch CSI (the original), NCIS, The Blacklist, 24, Rizolli and Isles, Bones, and Perception. I guess I am a legal and thriller junkie. My guilty pleasure show is Survivor, but that is the only "reality" show that I ever watch. Why shows like that are called "reality" I will never understand, how far from reality can you get?



chocolate, coffee and coffee flavor, strong mint flavor, clowns, monkeys, spiders, and mimes. And people who FLAKE on their swaps.


Margothecat rated for WIYM $5 Etsy Surprise - USA on Oct 14, 2014
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the Washi tape! Thank you so much!
KSENiA rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING #8 on Oct 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the nice stuff, love the red panda bookmark.
Response: I hoped that you would like the red panda. Yay!
BlueBelle rated for Fill My Jar of Happiness #5 on Sep 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: So happy you liked it.
uiltje rated for SEND ME SOMETHING #7 on Aug 28, 2014
Comment: Ooohh, I love your owl pendant! Nice to combine with a summer t-shirt. I have 1 problem: where is the sun?....
Response: So glad it got to you and you liked it.
ladyofunicorns rated for Fill My Jar of Happiness #5 on Aug 9, 2014
Comment: I received your quotes and I only read a couple and folded up all of them to put in my jar. I also enjoyed the stickers too! Thanks so much!
StacyT rated for Blind Surprise Swap (July) on Aug 1, 2014
Comment: Oh my gosh! I love this package! the little sticky tabs! the leaves! the tea! the scrap booky odds and ends! the matchbox! the toys! the pretties! I can't say enough how awesome this pack is! I just got a Smash book yesterday so it's PERFECT!!!
Response: So happy it all arrived safely and you liked it.
Comment: Thank you Peggy!!
stringofviolets rated for $8 Etsy Swap #4 on Jul 16, 2014
Comment: I love these SO much! Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: So happy you liked everything.
notme78 rated for QUICK Etsy Swap #16 ($2-5) on Jul 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the rubberstamps.
Response: Glad they made it safely.
AledaWhitney rated for Blind Surprise Swap (June) on Jun 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much!! I LOVED everything! I screamed when I seen the harry potter stickers I was so happy and overjoyed! haha :D
Response: Glad you liked it. I tried to find stuff from your profile.
Ikat78 rated for CPG Cheap Etsy Favs - US Only on Jul 26, 2011
Comment: Hi Peggy! Thank you so much for the adorable charms. I'm so glad they came. When it showed they were sold I was upset. You made my day:()
anicka22 rated for Spoil me Rotten! on Jul 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you for all the cute hello kitty
craftaddict02 rated for $8-10 Etsy Favs on May 17, 2011
Comment: I just LOVE the frit you bought for me!!! It's is way nicer in person then the picture. I can't wait for the rain to stop so I can go melt some glass with them. Thank you so much for having such wonderful taste in glass. =)
Response: Glad that you liked it and it arrived safely. I hope you get some sun!
Comment: Thank you. Happy Swapping.
funkypeacenik rated for Etsy Fave swap!! #1 on Mar 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad that it arrived safely and you liked it.
oreon rated for $8-10 Etsy Faves on Mar 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Glad that it got there and that you liked it.
agonysdecay rated for $5-6 Etsy Faves on Mar 22, 2011
Comment: Dear Always partner!! I ♥ you!!!! I LOVE Motley Crue!!!! Wheeee, they will be happy to know I have such a great print of them now!! Please rate the seller well, its gorgeous! Do let him know that he charges too much for shipping though:( Anyhow, thanks so much, I LOVE it!
Response: I am glad that you liked what I picked from your favorites. It always makes me laugh that we are always partners! I have your address memorized.
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! My 2 yr old daughter helped me open the package and lets just say she squealed so loud YOU should have heard! lol, Thanks!
Response: I am glad that you liked everything. Happy St. Patrick's day!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!!
Mello rated for 5-6$ Etsy Favs! on Jan 23, 2011
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! Thank you so much for the colourful Dekotape! It already brightened up some recycled boxes for Swap-Packages!
Response: Glad that you liked it and that you have already had a chance to use it. Happy Swapping!

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sweetpea22 on Sep 17, 2014:

Thank you for the yummy tea for my Sept. wishlist!!!

TeaNi on Sep 12, 2014:

thanks so much

for granting a CPG September wish for me with the pretty drawstring organza bags! :)

spotteddogs on Sep 2, 2014:

"Hi" from a fellow Utahn and Ute!!!

Ryleighsmom on Jul 28, 2014:

My daughter LOVED the HK goodies you sent via CPG July Wishlist. Thank you so much!

cmdunderground on Jul 17, 2014:

Thank you for the very generous wish from the Wishlist group! these are super useful!! ((hugs))

piratecaptainmo on Jul 15, 2014:

Thank you for the wonderful cemetery photos for my July wish list!

keahirada on Jul 11, 2014:

I got the most amazing package of stickers from you the other day from the wishlist group. It went above and beyond. I cant wait to start using them! Anyone who has you as a swap partner is very lucky!

bluehairedmary on Jul 7, 2014:

Thank you so much for both of your July wishes! (CPG July wishlist) I'm always eager to read about other people's favorite books and am going to display the bday cards I get this month. My hubby will probably get jealous since his bday was last month! Thanks again! ♥♥♥

Omi on Jul 7, 2014:

Thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful HP goodies! Really made me smile! And yes, it's a great last name.

Marryth on Mar 14, 2011:

Thank you so much for granting my March Wishlist wish of embroidery floss - it will be put to good use! :)

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