Date Joined: May 8, 2010
Last Online: January 1, 2019
Birthday: March 16, 1978
Country: United States
Hello! I am Susan ~ I'm 32 years young, living life where the peaches grow with my sweet husband who tolerates my penchant for hoarding books, paper, and craft supplies. We don't have any babies yet, but hope to have one or adopt one in the future. I currently work full time as a customer service supervisor for a manufacturing company. Yeah, tons of fun. ;)
When I'm not working, I love to read, try new recipes, take indulgent naps, and surf the internet for fun and learning. And, of course, I love creating stuff. Most of my crafting revolves around paper, but I do occasionally dabble with sewing and have made a purse or two for myself in the past. I love to make pretty much anything that will fit into an envelope. Oh, and I like making envelopes, too.
What I'm up to - October/November 2010: Enjoying our new home, still slowly but surely gathering furniture and unpacking boxes. Looking forward to the upcoming holidays.
Currently Reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Actors & Actresses: Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Jimmy Stewart, Julie Andrews, Kate Winslet, Kevin James, Nia Vardalos, Rachel McAdams, Rufus Sewell, Steve Carrell
Animals: puppies - especially bichon frises and cocker spaniels; birds, and bunnies
Artists: Claude Monet, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, Norman Rockwell
Books/Reading: Vince Flynn, Nora Roberts, Stephanie Cowell, almost any historical fiction and/or books set in the southern USA
Characters: Happy Bunny, Chococat, Snow White, Leela from Futurama, Sherlock Holmes, Hermione from the Harry Potter series, Scarlett from Gone With the Wind, Benjamin Martin from The Patriot, Snoopy, Deery-Lou
Colors: My favorite color is red. Love, love, love any pretty red. My second favorite color is a shimmery silverish blue-green. But I also adore any soft greens, blues, and purples. And clean color combinations like white and green. And shades of autumn: amber, gold, burgundy, deep orange, brown.
Foods: asparagus, apple pie, barbecue, butter, coffee-flavored ice cream, Japanese cuisine, shrimp, summer veggies (tomatoes, okra, corn), anything slightly spicy
Fragrances: sandalwood, baby powder/lotion, coffee, lavender, light musk, pear, autumn scents, fresh peaches, cucumbers
History: The Colonial American period through the American Revolution. I would have loved to have lived during these times.
Magazines: All You, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Martha Stewart Living, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, Shop Smart, Southern Living
Movies: The Saint, The Patriot, My Dog Skip, Titanic, Amazing Grace, Immortal Beloved, Mary Poppins, The Notebook, The Shop Around the Corner, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Love Actually, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Music and Lyrics
Music: Beethoven, Casting Crowns, Celtic Woman, Coldplay, Elbow, Elvis Presley, Enya, Evanescence, Ginny Owens, James Horner, Jewel, John Williams, Josh Groban, Josh Turner, Lady Antebellum, Leahy, Lorie Line, Mannheim Steamroller, Michael Buble, Missy Higgins, Mozart, Nicole C. Mullen, Paul Potts, Perry Como, Trace Adkins, Zac Brown Band
Places: beaches, bookstores, coffee shops, Williamsburg, Virginia; Washington, DC; and I haven't visited yet but I think I would love Ireland and Austria
Symbols, Shapes: the cross, birds, squares, the American flag, pears, stars
Television: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (LOVE Guy Fieri!), NCIS, Big Bang Theory
Textures/Patterns: cashmere, stripes, paisleys, plaids, muted florals, chenille, natural, tweed
...is a very special pen pal: with whom I have a lot in common; who wants to have a friend and be a friend, being open and sharing life's ups and downs; who will stay in touch via postal mail and/or email, at least on a monthly basis; who enjoys being artsy crafty with their letters, putting love and fun and delight into envelopes and knowing they'll get the same from me; who is confident, funny, and real
churches, refrigerator magnets, Americana items, bookmarks, used postage stamps, tried-and-true recipes, postcards, lanterns, and Precious Moments figurines
A year from now you may wish you had started today. ~ Karen Lamb
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is. ~ Unknown
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~ Erma Bombeck