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Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

Most recent profile update: Oct 9 2020 I'm a 36 year old college grad currently living in Central PA with my husband (Of 15 years on December 31, 2020!) and my retired-librarian Mother. My husband and I are Lifetime members of the Universal Gamers Guild - our motto: Play Games, Have Fun.

~ I have a 4 year old son! (Born in January 2016) His online handle is Squid. He loves cars and trucks, gardening, cooking, listening to podcasts and building legos.

~I worked at the circulation desk of the local public library. We moved, and now I'm a domestic engineer (AKA: a stay at home Mom). I loved providing Reader's Advisory - suggesting the next book someone should check out.

~I don't like cooking, but I do occasionally like baking. I do, however, like to read cookbooks.

~My Family does ALL the crafts. Our basement craft room looks like a craft store! The incomplete list of crafts includes paper crafting, knitting, crochet, spinning, tatting, painting, drawing, woodworking and chainmail (my husband), quilting (my mom)....

current events

Our house theme for 2020 is "DIG IN" - It's not turning out like I expected, but we have been digging into home life and gardening!

My major hobby at the moment is the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup at Ravelry - tons of my time goes to crocheting, knitting and spinning! I have also recently taken up needle tatting.

Squid is currently homeschooling with Blossom and Root's Kindergarten program. We're studying space, classical art, nature and children's literature. Squid reads on a kindergarten level and loves easy reader books.


~I collect ATC's and lapel pins.

~My favorite book genres are Romance, Fantasy and cookbooks (although I don't really like to cook, I just like to browse the recipes). I adore rewritten and fractured fairy tales (Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series is wonderful!). I have a Kindle but still love physical books. I also love audiobooks.

~My favorite colors are black and jewel tones - especially blue and green.

~I love mythical beasties - particularly dragons. I used to work in a zoo and am rather fond of most all critters, actually.

~I love playing games - board games, card games, RPGS, video games - any kind of games! If you're curious, our game collection is here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Kaypendragon

~I am a tea snob - I love tea, but am very particular about it. My favorite brands are Stash and Twinnings. I prefer the plainer black teas, like English Breakfast, and spiced teas. (Sadly, I've had to give up caffeine recently, so I'm learning to like decaf.) I also like herbal teas. I also love tea baked goods: scones, biscuits, buns and desserts - tea time is the only time I like to cook for.


There's not a lot that I don't like and most of the stuff I'm not fond of I can give to people around me who do like it (IE: I don't drink coffee but Hubby does).

But there are a couple of real dislikes: I don't do artificial sweeteners. No "sugar-free" anything. I can't even give it away.

In Teas, I don't like Lipton brand or Bigelow brand. I do not like roobios tea. Most anything else, I'll at least try. I'm not fond of most flavored black teas but if you think it's really good, I'll try it.

I'm highly allergic to cigarette smoke. So, if you are or live with a smoker, drop me a note ahead of time.

I'm non-religious. We do celebrate ALL the secular holidays, so things like Christmas cards and Easter eggs are still appreciated but please no overtly religious items.


I LOVE hand drawn Atc's. I don't make judgements on drawing skill so if you want to try out mini-sized drawing or painting, I'm the one to send it to!

Games - board games, card games, dice games.

We're big game players in our household. Cards or game pieces or dice or mini games would decidedly be welcome here.

We have a WiiU, a Switch and a PS2 which love hand crafted accessories or used games.

Tea icons - I'm particularly hunting for a tea cup or teapot stencil. Tea themed stamps and stickers are cool too.

Yarn! Mini skeins are lovely. Acrylic goes to making baby hats and blankets for a local hospital, so it's better if it's soft. Wool and bends become things for me. It's nice to know the fiber content, and the brand if it's commercial yarn.

I'm restarting my collection of felt food for my son's play kitchen. We'd love a handmade treat.


Comment: Than you for the Colored fruit ATC. And I also love the notecard you sent it in.
Comment: I loved your card! Thank you! i love the addams family and im glad to hear they have a new fan in your son. Happy Halloween!
supersquirrel rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC #2 US on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Hi - Thank you so much for both the nice ATC and lovely card 🐿️
klover rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #6 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the creative Halloween card🎃. I have been looking for that die with all the opening flaps. Do you know who makes it? Thank you. Have a great day and happy swapping!
Response: YES! It's from Hero Arts - the one I used is their cabinet of curiosities monthly package, but they sell a very similar one under the name "peek-a-boo die". It's a new favorite!
Lantana149 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty 🌸 ATC!
Spicynacho rated for ATC:Oh so foxy. on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a lovely foxy atc and card! X 🦊
Kalalinga rated for USATC: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for not one, but two very nice ATC's.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card.
DowneastArtisan rated for Pet themed ATC on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: TYSM for the wonderful ATCs! So happy to add them to my ATC collection!
chimerix rated for Travel Themed ATC on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun travel ATCs. (We were also on a cruise in the Bahamas last year!) Aloha
Winegeek rated for USATC: MAY MONTHLY SWAP - Flowers on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap. I love both ATC's.
Comment: thank you! love it!
earthnk rated for UHM: Send a card on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and feeding my stash with the little fabric squares. The box subscription you get sounds like a lot of fun.
samsstuff rated for Sender's Choice ATC on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC!
amburrito rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: I love the Valentine!! Thank you so much 💕
poppie07 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine! Really like the notecard it came in!
Comment: The Lion King is my favorite Disney movie; thanks for this awesome Valentine!
tentmari rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute little Valentine card featuring Eeyore; I have loved him since I was a young child.❤ I love the notecard you sent, too. Did you make it yourself? It is super cute. 😊
Response: I did! The die cut was from this month's Paper Pumpkin (stampin up) subscription box.
Comment: Such a cute note card!!! And of course, who doesn't love Pooh! Thank you and happy Valentines Day!
Comment: Super Cute Cards!! Thank you so much! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Mimosagirl on Oct 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for granting WW Oct.Your card and washi are really cool.

manders2280 on Oct 26, 2020:

I cleaned out the front hall this morning. Such a great pile of treats!

Thank you for the inspiring ATCs. They are adorable and I think I can use ideas you've given me. I did not know there exists such a thing as a greeting card kit - but I shouldn't be surprised!

Wonderful Wishes October

pkpeace on Oct 24, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday card!

Wonderful Wishes October 2020

ChrisAnne on Oct 22, 2020:

Thank you and Flynn for the great fall bookmark. One is on its way back to you with goodies from my yard here in Florida.

BusyB on Oct 15, 2020:

Laura! I am so touched with the beautiful bookmark you and Flynn made with the fall leaves you found on your neighborhood nature walk. Please tell Flynn thank you for me. And thank you for your handmade Halloween card I and the peek-a-boo zoo page. How clever! I have enjoyed all that you have sent. I'm so glad you remembered me this month. You both will hear from me again soon. :) AWG October

Autist on Oct 13, 2020:

Thank you for the Stitch Postcard with Disney World tips! I am super excited about going!! I will put the tips on my WDW journal planning page!! Cheers!

hollycm6 on Oct 9, 2020:

I’m sorry i forgot to thank you earlier!! Those crocheted leaves are SOOOOO CUTE!!!! Thank you for sharing them with me!!!

(Sept awg)

Artistic on Oct 3, 2020:

AWG September 2020: Thank you for the book bookmark! Did you make that? Is it cross stitch? Really cool.

lady41701 on Sep 28, 2020:

Thank you for the wish granted ( AWG). The handmade cat card and the crochet leaves were so darling!

Autist on Sep 20, 2020:

Please tell Flynn thank you for the Anniversary Card. It was super sweet, and my favorite one so far!! Cheers, Evan and Tenny

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