Hi reader of my profile, I am Kara. I live in Montrose, Colorado...a tiny cowtown on the western slope of Colorado. I am originally from Saint Louis, Missouri and have lived in several large cities, so this country livin' is a big change for me. I feel that I am taking it in stride and accepting it well. Small towns are places to grow...there is a lot of time to yourself and lot of introspection.
My house is a bit crooked...makes me wonder if Tim Burton had anything to do with the architectural plans. My birthday is August 12th, and I am a Leo true to my lioness nature!
My partner and I are foster parents. We have two kiddos right now: a 17-year old boy and a one year old baby girl that we have had for 7 months now. Quite a combo, huh? They are both equally challenging to say the least!
I am currently getting ready to attend school in the fall. I have decided that I would finally like to finish my degree. I have junior status so I might as well, right? I am obtaining my degree in Biology with an emphasis on either Ethnobotany, Environmental Sciences, or Horticulture. This is going to sound way out there, but I hope to some day join a...um...how do I say this...a collective living community...otherwise known as a commune in the 60s. I want to live off the land, grow my own food, sew my own clothes, barter services with others, live with like-minded people. This world has just gotten too crazy for me-I want to retreat to the woods!
Anyhow, that is the tip of the iceberg of ME! I am looking forward to swapping some sweet stuff with other people and get some inspiration to learn and create new things. Onto greener pastures...
Who does not love music? I, personally, am a big fan. First and foremost-Incubus. Sarah McLachlan, Fleetwood Mac, FrouFrou, Solillaquists of Sound, Common Market, Tegan and Sara, Ani DiFranco, Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie, Chris Pureka, Tori Amos, Coldplay, James Morrison...just to name a few. I am not ashamed to admit it: my all-time favorite genre of music is the 80s. Rad! I also love Classic Rock. I love to listen to Pandora, discover new music, and listen to themed music that matches what I am cooking for dinner.
Eat, Pray, Love, The Celestine Prophecy, The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo, The Shack, You Can Heal Your Life, The Lighworker's Way, Harry Potter Series, To Kill a Mockingbird, Rumi, The 80/10/10 Diet. Back in the day I loved Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume books!
I heart movies! Goonies, The Princess Bride, Amelie, Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club (love the Brat Pack and John Hughes movies), The Big Lebowski, Big Fish, Fried Green Tomatoes, When Harry Met Sally, Shawshank Redemption, Stranger Than Fiction, Cinderella, The Sandlot, Meet the Parents/Fockers, Along Came Polly, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Royal Tenenbaums. And of course...80s movies!
I do not own a television. I vowed not to own a TV again because I do not want to waste my life staring into a box...I already live in a box and drive a box.
*80s movies, music, cartoons, arcade games, stickers, paper
*Skulls and bones imagery
*Reading esp. spiritual books, stories, blogs
*Eco friendly products, sustainable living, green living
*Candles especially soy
*Learning about the human body-anatomy and physiology
*Old literature (early 1900s)-the speech was so different, much more refined and educated
*Veganism and Raw Food
*Clouds, especially sylphs
*Unique bottles, jars and decanters
*Finding feathers and pennies left by angels
*Black and hot pink
*Crow in trees imagery
*Skipping stones-randomly find skipping stones amongst other rocks
*Architecture, towers, waterways, trams
*Tea (oolong is probably my favorite); I also like a nice, strong black tea
*Rollerskating (I used to be on a speed skating team as a kid and growing up I always wanted to be in the Roller Derby!)
*Foreign films, especially French ones
*The color purple
*Boxes…any shape, size, material…I just love something that I can put things into
*Rocks, geodes, crystals, metaphysical stuff *Ms. Pacman and other sweet 80s arcade games
*Rainbows and especially double rainbows
*British and Aussie slang
*Angel cards (Doreen Virtue, etc.)
*Being introduced to new music
*Cloth and reusable grocery bags
*Recycling, recycled materials, using recycled materials
*Trivia (mostly music, movies, pop culture)
Nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills...I actually do not currently possess any of those skills. In fact, I feel that joining this site will enhance my creativity. What I have to offer you is short, and it is destined to grow over time:
*Message in a bottle
*Recipes (vegetarian, vegan, and/or raw ONLY)
*Awesome compilation CDs
*Random gift packages
*Angel card readings
*I write pretty good songs for my pets
*Affirmation cards/positive and inspirational quotes
*I am a really good colorer