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aurelas

aurelas
Date Joined: January 31, 2013
Last Online: November 16, 2015
Birthday: April 3
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I am a stay-at-home mom with a sweet little girl who keeps me running in circles, cats to keep me covered in purrs, and a good husband who tries to help me stay sane. It doesn't work! CHAOS REIGNS HERE! lol I someday want to be a published writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Right now though, I spend my little bits of free time reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, watching British television and anime, and playing Lord of the Rings Online or Sims 3. I am an ice hockey fan and a lover of music, the ballet, and the opera. I used to want to be an actress on Broadway and still would love to play Lady Macbeth someday. I also love words and spend way too much time trying to figure out their origins or learn bits of dead or unusual languages. I work on my stories in my head as I go but rarely have time to write them down. I spend other bits of my time working on my blog, which is about fashion, books, and lovely geeky things like Doctor Who, and selling vintage and handmade items on Etsy. My goal is to have my second Etsy shop full of my own handmade items by next year.

Please note: everything will come from a smoke-free home, but our home does include cats, so if you're allergic, we might have a problem!

I am interested in private swaps! Just send me a message :)

Favourite Books

  • Little Women
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Silmarillion
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
  • Persuasion
  • The Pickwick Papers
  • David Copperfield
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Secret Garden
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Rebecca
  • The Anansi Boys
  • The Graveyard Book
  • Right Ho Jeeves
  • We the Living
  • Mansfield Park
  • Maisie Dobbs
  • The Innocence of Father Brown
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Kidnapped
  • The Jungle Book
  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • Harry Potter series
  • Howard's End
  • A Room with a View
  • I Capture the Castle
  • Emma
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Princess and the Goblin
  • Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell
  • Watership Down
  • Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien
  • Gemma Doyle Trilogy
  • Richard Jury mysteries by Martha Grimes
  • Mere Christianity
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Jack and Jill (Louisa May Alcott)
  • Little Men
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Black Butler manga
  • Macbeth (and basically all of Shakespeare--that one is just my favourite)
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The Remains of the Day

Favorite Television

  • Doctor Who
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Last of the Summer Wine
  • Black Butler
  • Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister
  • The IT Crowd
  • The Good Life
  • Top Gear UK
  • The Red Green Show,
  • Early Edition
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Home Improvement
  • Masterpiece Theatre,
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Addams Family
  • Monk
  • Numb3rs
  • As Time Goes By
  • Deathnote
  • To the Manor Born
  • Shawn the Sheep
  • Portlandia
  • A Bit of Frye and Laurie
  • Dark Shadows
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Smallville seasons 1-3 only
  • Mushi-shi
  • Green Acres
  • Mission Impossible (original series)
  • Waiting for God
  • Hoarders
  • Mystery Science Theatre 3000
  • Are You Being Served?
  • Black Books
  • Noragami
  • Maid-sama

okay, I watch a lot of tv and I'm blanking out now Currently watching: Deathnote and Blue Exorcist

Favorite Movies

  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Singin in the Rain,
  • All About Eve
  • Citizen Kane
  • Sabrina (w/ Audrey Hepburn)
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Conversations with Other Women
  • The King's Speech
  • Vertigo
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Ladies in Lavender
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Pride and Prejudice (A&E)
  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • I Capture the Castle
  • Wall-E
  • Toy Story
  • 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Harry Potter
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • My Fair Lady
  • The Remains of the Day
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey
  • It (Clara Bow, not Stephen King lol)

Also love the Marvel/Avengers movies, with fave characters being Thor, Loki, Black Widow, and Hawkeye

Favorite Music

  • Enya
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • The Beatles
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Three Dog Night
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Patsy Cline
  • Bille Holliday
  • The Everley Brothers
  • Norah Jones
  • Charlotte Church
  • Debussey
  • Bach! my favourite composer ever
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • The Weakerthans
  • Alex Konecko
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Jem
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Carla Bruni
  • Wagner
  • Gershwin
  • Scott Joplin
  • Mouse Rat ;)
  • just about anything Jack Black sings
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary
  • Fats Waller
  • Seinabo Cey

Favorite Crafts

  • sewing
  • hand embroidery
  • crocheting
  • cross stitch
  • scrapbooking
  • cardmaking
  • costume making
  • quilting by hand
  • latch hook
  • smashbooking

I save all sorts of junk to make into things and sometimes even get around to doing it. The first example I can think of is a hair barrette made from a dull old Sunbeam bottle opener. I am a bit of a hoarder and am trying to find more and more ways to use up my stash of stuff.

I am also wanting to learn to draw manga-style and to make woodcuts or lino-cuts.

Basically, if I don't know how to do it yet, I am either planning to learn or working on learning.

Favourite Colours

  • Green! Green is definitely my favourite. I also love purple. I wear a lot of red and black as well.
  • Blue and White (like the china) for bedroom
  • Our kitchen is done in cats and poppies with some strawberries--lots of blacks, reds, and yellows. Or it used to be. It's actually mostly undecorated now. :(
  • Living room: fall colours.
  • Daughter's room: Blue and yellow
  • Pretty much, with me, earthtones are always a sure bet.

Wishlist

I love just about everything, but there are a few things I'm looking for:

  • anything Black Butler (except the upside-down pentagram symbol)
  • anything Doctor Who, especially 11th Doctor, River Song, TARDIS, or Amy Pond-related
  • magazine/news clippings of Helena Bonham Carter
  • vintage car photos/ads
  • washi tape
  • brads and buttons
  • Superman and Supergirl logos
  • toile, tweed, and tartans
  • anything Hello Kitty
  • vintage sewing notions
  • celestial items (sun, moon, and stars)
  • art deco
  • Siamese cats
  • fairies/ Tolkien-esque elves--no Santa's elves please!
  • vintage fashion images
  • Barbie stuff
  • bookplates
  • art nouveau
  • the Union Jack--I collect it
  • anything in a non-English language, especially Welsh!
  • Kutsushita Nyanko
  • Chococat
  • Choo Choo Cat
  • Tigger (used to be one of my nicknames)

What I Love

  • Cats,
  • Books,
  • Mysteries real and fictional
  • Stickers without halos
  • Rubber stamps
  • Vintage postcards--unless they have giant grasshoppers on them! I say this because I have seen some. Even if there is a cowboy riding them, they still creep me out and give me nightmares and make me want to run and hide. lol
  • Great Britain,
  • Myths and Legends
  • Folk songs
  • Hello Kitty
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Dinosaurs
  • Shabby Chic
  • Autumn
  • Goats
  • Halloween! Best holiday ever :D
  • Costumes
  • Fashion Design
  • Reptiles
  • The Regency Era
  • Maritime History/Archaeology
  • Archery
  • Rats
  • Corgis
  • Swimming at the Beach (I wish I could live in the water)
  • Fog and Rain
  • Movies adapted from classic books
  • Really dark chocolate
  • Mohair Yarn
  • Canoeing
  • Bats,
  • Camping,
  • Tweed
  • Riding in Trains
  • Sheep :D Someday I want to own some.
  • Cherries! I am a sucker for anything with cherries,
  • Blue and white china
  • Butlers--they fascinate me
  • Red lipstick
  • Ice hockey--Go Lightning!,
  • Plaid
  • Weeds (dandelions, thistles, etc)
  • Vintage Gunne Sax dresses
  • Teacups
  • Tigger,
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Vintage sewing patterns
  • Birch trees
  • Calla lillies
  • Vintage cars, especially British
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Coca Cola
  • Green leaves
  • Ghosts (not really into zombies, werewolves, and vampires though)
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Japanese street fashion
  • quotes about books and reading
  • history in general
  • World War II-era posters and such, particularly ones featuring strong women
  • hippie stuff, just no pot leaves please! lol
  • dinosaurs
  • fishnets
  • anything really odd

What I Don't Like

  • Grasshoppers, especially large ones! I go into panic attack mode and may even run when I see the big ones. Please don't do that to me! It's hard enough living in Florida lol
  • Anything gory (unless it's surgery--I know, I'm weird)
  • Twilight or any vampires that sparkle, twinkle, etc. I like my vampires to be scary and dangerous and something no one sane would want to be (Dracula, Barnabas Collins, the Anne Rice ones, etc unless they are Bunnicula lol Bunnicula is the exception!)
  • Zombies (I just don't see what the big deal is)
  • Anything that promotes hatred or degradation of any group of people
  • Anything explicitly sexual--artistic nudes are fine. Pinup style art is okay with me. Porn is not. I know there is a fine line, but if it is blatantly exploitative, it is out. If you have doubts, don't send it!
  • Gross-out or potty humour--I really just don't find it funny. I mean, I see poop all the time. I'm a mother.
  • Excessive use of profanity

(Monty Python breaks most of my rules but I love it because of the bloody brilliant way in which they do it. You are probably not one of the Pythons, so please do not break these rules).

  • If we're talking food, onions are my big no-no. I can't stand them.
  • Please don't send chocolate because this is Florida and it will melt into a puddle long before I get it! In fact, I'd say most foods probably will lol
  • Please don't send me anything that smells like cigarette smoke. It makes it very hard for me to breathe. I am a classic nerd--I have mild asthma lol
  • A lot of perfumes and scents in makeup give me headaches or stuff my nose up or make me look like I'm crying so it's probably safest not to send me anything scented.

About Religious Items: I am a Christian and a member of an Episcopalian church. If you do not believe that Episcopalians are proper Christians, please keep it to yourself. I would prefer not to be sent religious tracts of any kind or any kind of proselytizing material. I will gladly be friends with anyone of ANY creed provided they do not try to force their beliefs on me.
Christian stickers, cards, etc are fine with me, so long as they do not advertise a specific denomination. I find other beliefs very interesting and will not be offended by cards and such relating to them, with one exception: no Satanist stuff, please! And by Satanist I literally mean "worshiping Satan." I have never heard of Satanist stationary so I'm not too worried. lol

Ratings

Amy7783 rated for Define Your Childhood on Jul 6, 2015
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Comment: The first 1 I have to rate ;( Received on June 23rd.
Elliepatterson rated for Define Your Childhood on Jun 24, 2015
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Comment: I got your message and will write more later
chubbyhell rated for Love Yourself Email Swap on Jul 25, 2014
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DeidreArt rated for Gain exposure to your blog 2! on Apr 2, 2014
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myfairladyxx rated for Define Your Childhood on Nov 3, 2013
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Comment: Hi Christie I appreciate you getting an hold of me about this swap. I understand that sometimes life gets in then way of swaps. :) I hope that we can be partners in another swap with better timing so it can have a more positive outcome! Take care.
seekingjoytoday rated for Define Your Childhood on Oct 20, 2013
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Comment: I'm sorry, I hate to rate low but I never got anything and I did contact you. It's now three weeks late.
jaz1yn rated for Song Swap: Numbers on Oct 17, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for making your list into a playlist! I didn't recognize the album art for "85" and when I looked it up saw that it was on Rilo Kiley's first release, The Initial Friend E.P., which isn't on Spotify. Note to self: add "One Fine Day" and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" to my Motown-ish/oldies playlist... thank you for reminding me of those songs. I had "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." on my list too. :)
MrsDoubleA rated for Song Swap: Numbers on Oct 12, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for your playlist.
KatrinaAlana rated for Follow me #12 on Oct 3, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Hanabeess rated for Song Swap: Numbers on Oct 3, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for your great playlist! I really enjoy all of them especially I loved the song of Yeah yeah yeahs:) the style is unique:)
Mrrranda rated for Song Swap: Numbers on Oct 2, 2013
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Comment: Thanks! Playlist format was convenient.
amycoelho rated for My playlist in August 2013 on Sep 19, 2013
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Azhuresjewels rated for My playlist in August 2013 on Sep 9, 2013
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julianapena rated for My playlist in August 2013 on Sep 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for your music playlist :) I really enjoyed checking it out!
MissMissy rated for My playlist in August 2013 on Sep 6, 2013
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Dear Christie, thank you for the postcard. I hope your weeks are getting better as time passes by :)
AprilShowers rated for Follow me #12 on Sep 5, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for your really nice comment on my blog. I appreciate it. Sorry for the late rating.
asmom rated for Fall themed ATC on Aug 26, 2013
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Comment: Got my card today!! Very nice!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the songs!
BTim rated for Gain exposure to your blog 2! on Aug 21, 2013
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Comment: Very fun blog!

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Comments

anrtist on Aug 21, 2013:

THANX for checking in your LLL GROUP!
Blessings, cc

1creativemama on Aug 21, 2013:

Hi! Thanks for joining the fall atc swap! Just a reminder that tomorrow (August 22) is the last day to send the fall atc out on time. ;)

Darkestlina on Jul 8, 2013:

Buffy is amazing. I think the episode is called I only have eyes for you but I will have to look that up. Also Kudos on Mouse Rat being one of your faves! I am a huge parks and Rec fan

kelliramirez on Jul 3, 2013:

Etsy store swap

Hey faved your shop! Love all the vintage your items are so unique ill keep an eye out for new items

CarlyJo on Jul 1, 2013:

Etsy store promotion swap.

Oh.......OH I LOVE your holly hobby American flag Happiness mug! I am SO HAPPY that you shared your shop I cannot believe that there are these beautiful items out in this world that I have never known about. Than you so much for sharing, I love your cups!

lillianmarie on Jul 1, 2013:

Etsy Store Swap

I favorited your store. You have such a wide variety of items! I like that green yarn!

AmoAngelus on Jul 1, 2013:

Promote my etsy store....Well I've already faved both store and items...lol

Toupti on Jun 30, 2013:

I favorited your cute Etsy shop for the "Promote my Etsy Store". I also "liked" the Facebook link and Fave'd an item.

animel916 on Jun 30, 2013:

I love your etsy shop! I am dying for that vintage frame, I'm a sucker for stuff in the style of Roy Lichtenstein! You have really cute stuff, I can't wait to see new things you post. Your style is definitely like mine, which is rare to find!

Also, Family Matters?! I love that show!!

SabrinaDeeBerry on Jun 30, 2013:

Promote my Etsy Store

Fave'd your shop! I adore vintage finds, and you have a lovely collection of items. My favourite is the gold medallion bracelet. Great shop.

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