Date Joined: December 23, 2008
Last Online: May 13, 2013
Birthday: August 8
Country: United States
Married Christian "Mama" to 2 little girl Miniature Dachshund doggies, Betty & Beulah. If you have a dachshund or a miniature dachshund and would like to do a one-on-one trade of any kind, then just p.m. me.
I've been married to my Puerto Rican "Platano Man" for nearly 7 years and it's been quite an adventure of cultural mixing...I'm a bonafide Southern Belle from Kentucky and plainly put, he's a yankee from Massachussetts! :-D
I love to sew, cook, garden, coupon clipping. I love yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, Good Will, or any thrift store goodie! I'm a repurposer of stuff and i'm really into transforming with paint and wire and making yard art!
I like anything with miniature dachshunds! I also like owls, cardinals and little fat chirpy birds!
Quilting & sewing & garment construction & hand embroidery & painting & crochet & cooking & charity projects.
LOVE to QUILT and I LOVE FABRIC----any kind! So here's a reason to destash for Spring Cleaning purposes! Truthfully, I am not picky and would give a heart for any extra you send my way!
I'm not a fabric hog/snob I use extra fabric that I receive for charity quilts and making stuffed toys for an orphanage in Juarez, Mexico.
However, I do have some favorite fabric designers: Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, and Heather Bailey. I also like 30's reproduction and vintage prints! Which I am using to create purses and little frilly frocks for kids to sell on my Etsy.
CROCHETing cotton dishclothes is my fave little thing to do when i want to create, but don't want to think too hard! I've also produced scarves, wrist-warmers, afghans, and other little oddities like flowers, mug-hugs, bowls, cell phone case, and even a doggie outfit!
Lastly, I paint & glue things, along with beading to make jewelry and book thongs. I have made the occasional ATC. I like to make cards using my limited scrapbooking papers...mostly using textured papers/cardstock and photographs. Just about any craft makes me happy! I like to try new things.
I like all colors, but I do have some favorites.
Any shade of GREEN makes me happy!!!
However, pair green with blue and or aqua...lovely! I also like the combo of hot pink and orange!
Ok, like I said...I like all colors...brighter the better and with a tropical feel.
COOKBOOKS I am taking gifts of old cookbooks to add to my collection...so if you'd like to get rid of some that have lost their charm...please send them my way!
Especially interested in ethnic cuisine or cultural history/cookbooks. But hey, a good church fundraiser type cookbook is a fantabulous find with all kinds of hidden surprises!
I really like to COOK! I finally began writing my recipe creations in a notebook and now have a handwritten cookbook based on my kitchen creations and the stories of how my messed up recipes became masterpieces...at least my husband says so, but he'll eat anything!
Currently trying out recipes on friends by delivering meals to them on a lottery basis. I randomly select a family or friend and create according to their likes/dislikes and then await feedback.
Lastly, I am starting on an adventure of making salsa jelly! Here in the Southwestern US, i have a plethora of peppers and chilies available to me...so I'm being creative with the local produce.
Any canning tips you can pass along deserve a heart!!!
MUSIC I'm pretty open-minded with my music...like upbeat tunes, indie artists, Hillsongs, pop, & Latin.
BOOKS Bible and in different translations...currently I use a bilingual English/Spanish Bible. I like to receive anything with scriptures on them and anything with a Christian theme.
Any how-to books, to include gardening, furniture construction, decorating, garment construction and especially crafting books and magazines (quilting, sewing, crocheting, etc)! Historical and culture books as well.
I'm in a monthly book club, and wouldn't mind doing a One on One trade. We read historical fiction, memoirs, and current best sellers.
MOVIES New in Town, Bridget Jones Diary & BJ: Edge of Reason, Nurse Betty, Cinderella Man, Miss Potter...pretty much any Renee Zellweger movie. Anything clean that makes me laugh out loud!
TELEVISION The Office, Outsourced, Parks and Recreation, Mike and Molly, Fairly Legal, House Hunters Int'l, SNL, E!, DIY, Say Yes to the Dress, What Not to Wear, reruns of King of Queens.
Blogging---currently have 2 blogs and enjoy stalking other blogs...I look at Pioneer Woman pretty regularly.
Running---Couch to 5K---just finished my first 5K race (walking)...working my way to running a 5K
Photography---nothing fancy, just like to play around with aperature and capture moments...especially nature.
Guitar---playing Flamenco (ok, that's my goal, but for now, I'm an acoustic picker in the genre of Ingrid Michealson, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson). Love unusual pics or sheet music. I play both notation and tabulature. I also collect song books.
I like to receive postcards of: landscapes state or country maps tourist-y postcards historical buildings or landmarks panoramic views flower or botanical gardens tropical themed, beach, or ocean animals I also like receiving blank postcards in envies. Also, handmade fabric postcards are heart worthy! Your photographs printed as postcards...awesome!
I also like anything that has a tropical theme...especially having to do with the beach, ocean, sea, Carribbean and Puerto Rico!!!
Socks...I love weird, crazy socks with bright colors, unusual patterns, or characters (like monkeys or cupcakes, for example).
Fun, colorful, graphic T-shirts (size L)
Bookmarks are another little fave of mine, especially tatted ones or handmade...oh and book thongs!!!
Crocheting, quilting & sewing magazines.
Coffee, anything from outside the USA would be especially awesome---Sealed and packaged!
TEAS...I like em' all! Especially any black flavored tea, for example: English Breakfast, and flavor infused green teas. I'm not opposed to loose tea, but I don't have a tea ball (hint, hint)
I like cotton, wool & bamboo yarns. Or any blended material yarns, and yarn from Australia, New Zealand, or Japan.
Fabric--any kind really, is just the best little extra! 100% cotton quilting fabric, or even silk!
Lace, trim, leather, hemp, ribbons, especially grosgrain!
flowers, wooden beads, wooden buttons
seeds--vegetable and flower...or anything organic or a gardening tip.
New lotions, nailpolish, makeup samples, Philosophy products, Lancome products.
Jewelry handmade: earrings, bracelets, necklaces...especially hemp & beaded!
Yard art and wind chimes.
Reuseable shopping bags, fabric, stiff plastic, patterned, canvas, large, small, insulated...especially any that advertise a store, product or organization from where you are.
As stated earlier, COOKBOOKS please!
COUPONS: Playtex gloves, liquid coffee creamer, Dunkin Donuts coffee, Newman's Own canned dog food, dairy coupons, Pine-sol, Nivea lotion, PF Chang's frozen dinners or anything along that line, refrigerated pasta, sugar in the raw, Pringles, Joann's or Hobby Lobby.
The color black, fairies, skulls, licorice or anything death related.
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