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Date Joined: June 22, 2009
Last Online: July 9, 2016
Birthday: July 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm Laura and I own a children's party business in Tampa Florida. I really love Tampa, it's a great city to live in and to visit. I own a business that specializes in theme parties for kids, princess tea parties, spas for girls and lots of other themes. I'm married and homeschool my 15 year old son. I'm was a teacher, before my son was born and currently teach homeschool classes.

My newest passion is writing. I'm currently writing novels for kids ages 10-13 and a YA novel. I am pre-published, also known as not yet published. I'm learning the craft of writing and working on my books.

My Pen name is Odessa Quinn

I am also getting into whisicsl doodle art and have been taking classes online with Joanne sharpe through Whimspirations. I am having a blast!

I like to keep busy!! And love to do crafts, cook, make art journals and watercolor doodles, plan parties and get mail!

Not religous, at least in the conventional sense, more Earth based, but we do celebrate secular Christmas and the quarterly holidays.

My family likes to play Role Playing Games, like D&D. We host a homeschool D&D group for my son and his friends.

I also like to write mystery game and interactive stories for my party business.

Favorite Music

Bon Jovi,



Christina Perri

Grateful Dead,


Avril Lavigne,

Indigo Girls,


John Mayer,

80's pop is fun

Favorite Books

Current read Cupcakes, Trinkets and Deadly magic and Trinkets, Treasure and Bloody Magic

Harry Potter !!!

Cassandra Clare books

Fun cozy mysteries

Middle grade children's fantasy novels YA paranormal romance

Dark hunter Books by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory,

Gilmore Girls,

Lost Girl

The Vampire diaries

Witches of East End

The middle

Devious Maids


Once upon a time

Colbert Report,

The Daily Show,

My Fair Wedding,

The Daily Show,

That Girl,

Food Network (all shows),

Old reruns of 70s sitcoms,

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts


gift making,

new at knitting with a loom,


Watercolor art and doodling

Whimsical style art

Art journaling


paper crafts


Favorite Movies

Funny Face,

Breakfast at Tiffany's,

Roman Holiday,


The Birdcage

Vacation movies,

Princess Bride,

Ocean's 11 & 13,

Harry Potter movies,

How to Marry a Millionaire,

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Pirates of the Caribbean,

Rocky Horror Picture Show (not a current favorite but I have to mention any movie I saw 37 times-was one of those who performed every week for awhile, until my parents saw the movie, I was in high school)

About Me



color-pink, yellow or purple,

polka dots

girly things,

chocolate especially dark chocolate, but not too dark

sparkly things,

mysteries, puzzles and codes,


polka dots,

magical things,

paper, I love paper,

handmade books,

fancy pens,


flip-flops (wear them most of the year in FL) size 6,

tie-dye things

I'm loving K&Company Papers and embellishments!

About Me

Favorite Colors:

Pink and orange

Chartreuse green

pink and chocolate brown

pink and celedon

teal and chocolate brown

pink and purple

pink and black

black and red

beachy colors

ice cream colors




No thanks...


horror or scary things



nuts in chocolate

Necco wafers ick

country print things

religious items

white chocolate (my son loves it thought ;)


I can't wear earrings. :-(

Floral scents make me sneeze, love fruity scents


Hoosfoos rated for Alphabet Matchbox swap: LETTER B on Oct 27, 2014
Comment: Yay, your package arrived!! We were going through a huge postal strike in our country recently and I didn't receive any mail for weeks! Your matchbox was certainly worth the wait though! My favourite goodie was the turquoise butterfly. I loved the way you packaged it, putting it into a blue bag along with the (yum!) extra's, thank you very, very much! :D
Response: I was starting to get worried. I'm so glad you got it and liked it. I really enjoyed making it for you! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for putting so much effort into this swap. I am so chuffed with my Floo Powder!
Response: Glad you liked it! It was fun to make for you.
bookwormleah rated for chocoholic on Dec 15, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful chocolate package! It couldn't have arrived at a better time :) - I can't wait to try it all out! Happy Holidays!
Comment: My journal has made it's way home and I love it!
AgentWoods rated for chocoholic on Dec 7, 2009
Comment: Thanks for all the yummy looking treats!
Comment: What a lovely package! Thankyou so much, I really loved it! You even wrapped it beautifuly ^.^ Thankyou!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I had lots of fun making it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
MishyBelle rated for Tinkerbell Matchbox on Nov 24, 2009
Comment: Wow! Tons of fairy dust! Very cute! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I love fairy dust! Thank you for the 5 and the heart!! Tink you very much
Comment: Thank you for the lovely black and pink matchbox!! it's beautiful!! and all the goodies inside were so much fun to look through!! THANKS SO MUCH!!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Andi rated for *autumn* colored matchbox swap on Nov 13, 2009
Comment: This is not good....hehehe....because this was my first matchbox swap (made and received) and now i am totally ADDICTED! Your matchbox AMAZED me! Ok.. I literally gasped and my mouth flew open when I saw your things. And the orange ROCKS! And then to send the notebook on top of it WOW no really WOW! Thanks bunches! If you r ever interested in doing a private matchbox swap (or whatever) that would be super!!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. It was fun making it and matchboxes are so addicting! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: What a pretty matchbox purse! I love the paper and the handle. Thanks for all the pretty things inside. I will definitely use the cute note cards you sent along. I want you to know that I really appreciate all the effort you put into this. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
CalizonaDesigns rated for Lucky Parcel Color Themed! on Oct 22, 2009
Comment: You did an amazing job for your first one! Everything was amazing! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for rating me and thanks for the heart!
rumblegirl rated for Favorite Songs CD Swap on Oct 20, 2009
MissTullie rated for Pink & Purple Whimsy Jar Swap on Oct 20, 2009
Comment: I just received my first "whimsy jar" today. It's so exciting! The jar is beautifully decorated with flowers, a butterfly and dragonfly. It's filled with pink and lavender crafting goodies, a handmade matchbox w/notepad and cute bling lipstick pen. Yippee! I love the extra gel pen and striped socks included in the package. I love it all! Thanks Laura for a wonderful swap!
Response: I'm so glad you likedit. I had fun making it for you. It was my first whimsy jar. I love pink and purple, so I had lots of cute stuff. Thank you for rating me and thank you for the heart.
burntbao rated for All Pink Matchbox on Oct 17, 2009
Comment: Thank you for all the sweet pink items! I loved everything!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
gemkorn72 rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) on Oct 13, 2009
Comment: Such a lovely surprise! Thanks for all the goodies!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
pinkqueen rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) on Oct 13, 2009
Comment: thanks so much for all the great little things for my inchies and atc's- i also loved the paper and notecards
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and for the heart.
lovelovelove90 rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) on Oct 12, 2009
Comment: thanks for the super-cute BIG envelope and all the fun stuff inside! more people should send purple envelopes! haha - L
Response: Im glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart! I got those envies in an envie swap, glad you liked the purple one.
revolutionoise rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) on Oct 10, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the hoards of good paper things :]
Response: Thanks for rating me, glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
onlyincambodia rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) on Oct 10, 2009
Comment: Umm...I guess you didn't really read my profile. I DON'T collect scrapbooking odds and ends, confetti or ribbons. The 2 cards are cute, though.
Response: I'm sorry I sent things you don't need. I had them partially filled before we had partners. Next time I'll pay closer attention. Thank you for rating me.

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Hoosfoos on Jan 23, 2015:

Hi Laura, I hope that you will accept my invite to a new group, 'Small Surprises'! Best wishes Lisa (Hoosfoos)

anrtist on Sep 2, 2014:

LLL Group Greetings!

& welcome to the ZENTANGLE ZEN Group!
Happy Swapping!
Blessings, cc

Hoosfoos on Aug 30, 2014:

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my profile and leaving a comment! I see what you mean about the similarities, I even used to work in a party shop! I am also considering home-schooling my son in the future as the options in my country don't suit children who don't fit into the 'regular mold', if you will. I would love to stay in touch, best of luck with your writing!

RyeRye on Dec 8, 2010:

Jex on Sep 9, 2010:


I´m hosting a swap at the Harry Potter Fans WorldWide Group:I ♥ Dumbledore!, just click in the image to join us. It will be fun! =)

I ♥ Dumbledore!

Beautyfullchaos on Sep 11, 2009:

Woohoo!!! I received your themed art journal yesterday and cannot wait to get started on it! Thank you for the extras too...they were adored!! Ill let you know when I send it on.

Much love, Gayla

KawaiiKalia on Sep 10, 2009:

Thanks for the Edibles group WTA #18 package! I'll be throwing a Cuban dinner party with it I think, cheers! <3

TangleCrafts on Aug 24, 2009:

Hi there - Just letting you know I have set up Round 2 of the Join the Club Swap that you commented on a while back. This time, the sign-up & send-by periods have been extended, & I have decreased the number of partners, so hopefully you will have time to play! :-) Take care.

shinywen on Aug 8, 2009:

Thanks very much for your comment. I tried to be tactful so I'm glad you thought it was well done. =)

JenDiggityDirt on Aug 4, 2009:

What do chickens serve at birthday parties? Coop-cakes!

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