I am still trying to figure out who "me" is... I am married and have one adult daughter. I am trying to get used to life without her around everyday since she recently married and moved out. I've gone back to work to which is taking some getting used to. I love my computer and the friends it has enabled me to make - swapping is just one of the things I enjoy doing, reading is another hobby I really enjoy. I am also an avid baker and recipe collector I enjoy crafty things but it seems my muse has gone on an extended vacation :(
I listen to a variety of things but mostly I like oldies and classic rock. I love TSO and enjoy musicals too!
I like to watch the Big Bang Theory (it makes me laugh something I don't do often enough!) unfortunately it is opposite Vampire Diaries which I so enjoy watching with my daughter and then of course there is Grey's & Private Practice which I also enjoy. I also have been dvr'ing Mike & Molly which is another funny comedy that usually generates a few laughs! Another one I dvr is Parenthood - anyone else watching that?
I love rubber stamping (when my muse is cooperating!) and I guess you can say I am a paper addict since I just seem to want every pretty paper I see and often have a hard time saying NO. I especially love mat stacks like Basic Grey (my most FAV!), Paper Studio and Die Cuts With a View in the smaller sizes like 6x6 or 4x6 since I use them for card fronts and layering. I have really been stern with myself and not bought new paper trying to use what I have and it doesn't even look like I made a dent in things LOL!
*funky socks :) this is my first love LOL!
*Doodle Factory by Starving Artistamps
*Innovative Stamp Creations nature stamps ROCK!
*brads and charms
*rik rak - all colors and sizes!
*Paper Edger's (punches & scissors)
*Cuttlebug embossing folders
*Glues - Tombow Brand and double sided tape mostly but am open to try most any!
*Patterned Paper (Basic Grey is my most FAV!)
*decorated envelopes - just leave room to address them please
*handmade items are always intriguing! Especially knit or crochet items as I can't do those crafts anymore. Would love some dish cloths, pot holders or a pair of socks and am open to setting up private swaps for them!
*hot cocoa (regular and flavored) NO coffee I do NOT drink it at all
*CHOCOLATE!!!! he he
*Pampered Chef clips
*Scents I like are Vanilla and florals, for instance I like Gardenia and Sweet Pea
*I like baking so cupcake liners, cup cake toppers & decorations (especially handmade ones), mini bread loaves liners or other baking necessities.
*I can't knit or crochet anymore so I would love dishrags and/or hand knit socks or even a purse/bag. I am open to swapping something I make for one of these so just PM me if you would be open to that also.
*plastic pieces parts - I don't use them and they just end up collecting dust. I am not into the big and bulky embellishments or additions.
*I also don't care much for glitter. (glitter glue ok but messy glitter - not so much- lol)
Since getting my Kindle in the Spring I have been reading like crazy! There are tons of freebies out there and I have tried many new ones I wouldn't of probably picked up otherwise.
Would really like to read the next book after Foundling it is by DC something or other LOL if you know the book I am talking about and want to swap please PM me so we can set something up!
I like Sue Grafton and have read all the way up through P.
Felicia Mason I just read Sweet Devotion - very good :) What happens next?!?!?!?
Other authors I like: Mary Higgins Clark. James Patterson, Joanne Fluke, Nancy Mehl, Carl Hiaasen willing to give most any mystery author a try
Darn I can't think of the author but they are cooking mysteries and the main character is Goldie - she is a caterer.
Really anything is fine though - I like to READ :) Keeps my brain agile LOL!
1.) Nice is Good (International) - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/14408
Flaked on by: Heather C. (Just For Now)
from AU Last online 1/11/09 http://www.swap-bot.com/user:JustForNow
2.) book of the month - July(us only) - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/17856
Flaked on by:Candi Risley (candir 1970) She was the Swap Hostess from KS User Account has been deleted. http://www.swap-bot.com/user:candir1970
3.) Stamped Images #6 Spring - Stamped Images #6 Spring - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/28231
Flaked on by: Karen Marie (KarenMarie) Last Online 9/13/09 http://www.swap-bot.com/user:KarenMarie
4.) Just Stuff V - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/43226
Flaked on by: Danna Williams (DannaMichelle) Partially Suspended ~ Last Online 11/14/09 http://www.swap-bot.com/user:Dannamichelle
5.) Book of the Month March - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/55559
Flaked on by: Tina Smith (TinaS) from TX http://www.swap-bot.com/user:TinaS Last Online 6/10/10
6.) March bookcrossing.com swap - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/55708
Flaked on by: Kristin Jorgensen (Tsarina) From Norway Partially Suspended ~ Last Online 5/10/10
I would love to get tried and true recipes from anyone :) I am happy to set up private swaps if you want to or just trade via email. Guess it all depends if you want rated or not LOL!
I am really working on building up a good assortment of freezer recipes so I can make dinner quickly. I do short bouts of OAMC meaning I am more apt to do a 2 week version or a one meat version than a whole month at a time LOL!
I recently did a chicken session and then went and bought 5 lb of ground beef and did a mini session. So far so good! I would love more recipes to try using beef as this time the theme was mostly Mexican.
I am going to learn to can! Last year I got a water bath canner and the "big book" but never did get around to learning how to do it and actually canning anything. Would love to hear your stories, tips & tricks to get started!