Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: December 30, 2017
Birthday: April 25
Country: United States
I've got a busy summer so I'm taking a break from swaps until August :) I'll pop on the rate the few swaps I have otherwise, I'll be back next month!
I am an idea generating creative sprite! Creativity is my soul. Being outside of the box is my happy place. I thrive on being different. My favorite quote is by Albert Einstein –“Imagination is more important than knowledge”.
I spent my whole life trying to be like everyone else until I realized I just wasn't. I don’t really know how to describe it, but ask anyone who knows me –I just see things differently. I’m the square peg that likes hanging out at the circle spot. I'm one of those people who tries to see all sides of the coin -and there is more than 2.
People have described me as a problem solver, a silent leader, patient, honest, a good listener, detail oriented, always willing to help others, open minded, unique and creative. They’ve also described me as argumentative, stubborn, and late for everything. I'm sure there are other things they've called me but aren't appropriate for here :) But in general I get along with most people.
My pet peeves are bad drivers. I wish that drivers had to go through Tanya's driving school to get a license. I leave it at that cause I could rant for at least 3 pages on how I feel about bad drivers.
I love making people happy. I love to give to others. I love helping others.
Right now I don't have too many goals other than to try to stay in the present and working to simplify our home. Creativity can encourage chaos, but for me chaos does not encourage creativity. So looking to get rid of the clutter and time wasters so I can spend that time on the things I love and experiencing new things!
And if you haven’t noticed from reading my profile –I am all over the place. I just love experiencing life –without seafood though. I don’t like seafood.
I am an ecclectic music lover minus country. Country is only for line dancing (which I do like). My absolute favorite music is made by musicians -the kind who write the music and play the instruments and don't need all the technology to make it sound beautiful. Like Regina Spektor, Ben Harper, John Legend, Need to Breathe. My all time favorite is my friend Joe -he even wrote a song for me! The only thing I absolutely don't like is heavy metal -it's just not my thing.
Mmmm, books are like chocolate to me -all the glory without the calories. I love books. I generally have no less than 5 books started at any given time. I just love books. At one time I had 4 bookshelves double deep. But I love books. I like anything that is interesting and makes you think. I read every category except manga and westerns. I especially love series. I'm always sad when you fall in love with the characters or the plot and it ends cause it's just one book. But I hate waiting for the next book in the series. Yin and Yang I guess.
I hate books with stupid women. I don't write many reviews, but you'll see a recurring theme in my 1 star books. They usually involve a dumb female character.
I like movies. What I watch depends on my mood. I don't like slap stick comedy for the most part. I dislike kung-fu movies where the voices come through 3 seconds after the mouth moves. My husband loves them of course. And I love scary movies -but there are very few good ones.
Grey's Anatomy is one of my favorite TV shows. I also indulge in Dance Moms, Bring It, Once Upon a Time and the many Netflix series. Finally finished Gilmore Girls -I didn't think I'd like it but I did, a lot, can't wait for more! I just started Call the Midwife -also very good.
I did not enjoy Strange Things -yeah apparently I'm the only one. I am not a fan of Office Space. I don't like Seinfeld and I hate South Park.
I do them all and I love them all -except knitting. I just started crocheting. I've done 2 projects for swaps so I feel very accomplished. I think it might be my new favorite, well 2nd favorite, sewing still has my heart. I just got a new serger so I've been playing on that.
I have 2 daughters, ages 4 and 10. My eldest is starting her 4th year participating in a competitive dance team. We spend lots of time on the road traveling to classes, rehearsals, and competitions. My little one also does dance as well as Capoeira.
When we're not on the road (and even sometimes on the road) we are a homeschooling family. B is in 4th grade. She loves school and wants to be a baby doctor and brain doctor by day and dancer/singer/famous something by night :). She also takes piano and likes writing her own music. L is in playschool so her education revolves around, well getting to play! But she is a boss, so she makes us do real school with her too :) She will likely be an engineer by day and a stunt double by night. Both girls love music -all types except heavy metal and rap, puzzles, books, Ever After High dolls, American Girl, and Calico Critters.
My husband is an Electrical Engineer and from the Bahamas. He loves Reggae music, Instagram, homemade food, fantasy football (yuck!), boardgames and boy movies like Braveheart and Kung Fu. He's a computer & electronics geek, but work keeps him busy so he doesn't get to play too much :(
Things I am trying to improve or learn - new sewing techniques or shortcuts - machine embroidery - crochet - how to meditate
In case my profile still stumps you on what to swap/make/get for me here's a few other do's and don'ts
*not allergic to anything
In general I'm pretty easy to please. I'm a big fan of the thoughts behind it. Even if it's not my thing, but your heart is behind it, I'll find something that I like about it simply because you cared.
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