Swap-bot Time: October 13, 2015 4:51 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: October 12, 2015
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in Titusville, Fl., a small town between Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach. Titusville's kind of like nowheresville, but I love it here!

During the summer we spend a lot of time at the beach and not enough time kayaking in our beautiful lagoon.

I have a thirteen-year old son and a twenty three year-old daughter. I often joke that I'm going to change my son's middle name to "whatwasmymotherthinking", but he's a funny kid and we have a good time together.

I have a lot of interests and way too many hobbies!

I love to cook, but not to bake (that's my husband's thing and that's just fine with me.)

I love to travel, but can't stand cruises. I like going places and learning about the people, the area and especially the food of the region or country.

I can be obsessive about knitting but prefer to do it in solitude instead of groups - I guess you could say that I don't play well with others.

I'm a warm weather girl who believes the only place ice belongs is in my scotch and the only snow I want to see is in a paper cone drizzled with sticky red syrup.

My sense of humor can be a little odd, but I'm blessed with friends who must "get me" because my best pals have been my friends for 20+ years.

I believe that if you can count your friends on one hand you are truly blessed. I enjoy my many acquaintances, but I know the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.

You never know what may come out of my pockets - that torn lottery ticket I found in the parking lot or the fortune from a wonton cookie. I'm really going to have to come up with a way to stop saving all the bits and baubs, that someday will find their way onto an ATC or into an art journal.

So, there you have it: That's kind of me in a nutshell.

Favorite Music

There's generally classical music playing constantly in my kitchen.

Those who really know me, know that I know more words to more 70's songs than should be allowed for someone who can't carry a tune if her life depended on it!

My musical philosophy is that if you can't sing well, sing loud!

My iPod is bursting at the seams with podcasts. I love love love podcasts! I listen to knitting podcasts when I'm knitting, gardening podcasts when I'm gardening, organizational and life-coachy podcasts when I'm cleaning or decluttering.

Did I say how much I love podcasts? I fear my family is going to stage an intervention.

Favorite Television

Cooking shows are probably my favorites: Top Chef, Master Chef and anything that includes Anthony Bourdain. I adore Anthony Bourdain. Oh and Gordan. That would be Chef Ramsay to you , but I like to think we are on a first name basis!

I like Downton Abbey and have been known to binge watch various HBO and Showtime series like some people eat potato chips!

Favorite Crafts

Any craft I'm doing at any given moment is my favorite.

Right now (January 2015), I'm crazy about ATCs, Art Journaling and Altered Books.

This is the year that I'm going to push myself to work outside the box - my box - and try everything I've always put off trying.

Mailing preferences

However it's easiest to mail items to me and what ever makes my swap buddy the happiest makes me happy too!

The bottom line

I'm crazy about color - big, bold, noisy color - and white. Lots of white to show off all those loud colors.

I love grafitti and even thought I know it's technically vandalism, I photograph it whenever I see good ones.

Steampunk - love that too! That's something I want to experiment more with this year as well.

Shakespeare, Jane Austin, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman and Christopher Moore are five people (real or imaginary) I would love to go to Mardi Gras with.

Quirky - off the wall - funny - I love all of it!

The thing I like best about Swap-bot is receiving something that someone has made and is so excited about sharing with someone else. I personally participate to push myself outside my comfort zone and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience!

I always read profiles and find them fascinating! There are some very cool people out in this wacky world!


samsstuff rated for colours in series: orange on Oct 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the funny little Florida Orange! It's too bad we're on opposite sides of the country, I'd totally take you up on your offer :-)
Response: Glad you liked it! He made me giggle too. Guess we'll just have to "veg out" separately together!
Comment: Love this card so much. All time favorite. It is hard finding those nurse related cards. I have been sent a few and cherish them so much. Watch out for those peacocks while you are driving. LOL
Response: Glad you liked it! It was funny that that card was in my stash! Thanks for the rating!
taeniura rated for bookimage postcard swap #3 on Sep 25, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard :-) Love it! And I'm so jalous of the little lizards in your garden! Shall I help you gardening???
Response: You can come garden with me anytime! You may want to when you are up to your nose in snow and we're still going to the beach! Thanks for hosting the swap!
hazelwitch3 rated for geography #2: desert on Sep 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the great desert postcard! If you liked The Yellow Wallpaper and Herland, do get hold of a book of Gilman's other short stories -- I think you'll really like them. I hadn't heard of Paul Salopek before but he looks really interesting.
Response: Glad you liked it! I am definitely going to read more Gilman!
miia rated for postcard altered with cross stitching on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your butterfly garden postcard! :) I also like knitting and cross stitching. I usually knit only autumn and winter time, and do cross stitch all year around.
Response: You are so welcome! I agree: Knitting really is a cool weather sport. Especially here in Florida! Thanks for the rating!
taeniura rated for fear on Sep 5, 2015
Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful card! Your story is so recognisable. When I was a child, boys threw spiders at me. It almost made me sick of disgust! Thanks for sharing your story!
Response: Glad you liked it! Someday I'll find that kid! Thanks for hosting these swaps!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Colours in series: Yellow on Sep 3, 2015
Comment: L@vE the yellow postcard! Lellow. Yaki. Lellow. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Lellow. lol. Adorable story. x
Response: It's funny. The last couple of swaps have made me think of things I haven't thought of in years! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: The card is awesome and the story sounds strangely exciting, LOL. Thanks for participating!!
Response: That was fun! Thanks for hosting it! I look forward to many more!
PinkLotus rated for ad/free card #7 on Aug 25, 2015
Comment: this was such an awesome card.. and how FUNNY that they had a misspelling like that for an event that was related to school LOL love it! Thx!
Response: I couldn't believe it either when I saw it! That's why I had to look the word up just to be sure I wasn't losing my mind.
swededreams rated for colours in series: red on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: What a cool card. Your description of your red room is so fun. I could see it in my mind's eye. I had to laugh about weaving too. I too had to think about it and I've woven baskets about 17 years ago, LOL.
Response: Thanks for the rating! It was fun to make (once I looked up weaving! Lol)
Mrsfabicons rated for That Was a Crappy Trip! on Jul 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you for an awesome packet chock full of the coolest random stuff, love the red crayon + children's menu. Great swap from a great partner! Thanks again. All the best from Kim x
Response: Thanks for the rating! Hope to swap with you again soon!
taeniura rated for bookpage + clipping #3 on Jul 21, 2015
Comment: Great card, love it! The dog's face is funny, and the stamped paws are so cool :-) Thanks a lot.
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the rating and huge thanks again for hosting all these great swaps!
helo rated for make a fishtank on Jul 16, 2015
Comment: thanks. No Hobbits here tho!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating!
JanHardt rated for ad/free card #6 on Jul 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card. This looks like an amazing event.
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the rating!
keeta rated for JUNE PRAYER FLAG on Jul 12, 2015
Comment: I just love it! So lovely! And that little notebook 😍 everything is so perfect!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I'm so happy you like it. !
Comment: So sorry about the late rating, thanks for letting me know. I love your card. This was a really great swap!
Response: Thanks for the rating! So happy you received it! Whew! It was a great swap. I was nervous because I'm neither a 'drawer' nor a painter, but it was a lot of fun.
luleemik rated for HC: Bohemian Dreamcatcher on Jun 5, 2015
Comment: oh my...just lovely!! I don't know how you could part with such a wonderful dreamcatcher and with so many memories!! I love reading about where the silk, yarn and shells came from...you are quite the world traveler!! Thank you for sharing your artwork with me!!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! It really gave me the opportunity to think about the different places I've been and the wonderful people I've met. Thanks again for hosting this swap!
institches rated for Parking Lot Trash ATC on May 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, I love it! Since creating this swap I look for bits and pieces on the ground all the time now...lol. The napkins are fun too.
Response: So glad you received it. I was starting to worry. I love finding the bits on the ground now. Found a fortune cookie fortune yesterday and felt like I had scored! Thanks again for hosting the swap and for the rating too!
taeniura rated for drink package postcard #2 on May 29, 2015
Comment: Two months ago Roel bought me a blender, but shame on me, I still don't know how to make good smoothies! Thanks for the delicious package! -xx-
Response: I know how you feel - I am not a pro at smoothies either. Sometimes just the color is a bit off putting but at least I haven't had to hold my nose yet! LOL Thanks for the heart! Looking forward to the next swap though I think I'm going to have to take June off. Things are getting busy and I don't like it!
taeniura rated for food package postcard #4 on May 27, 2015
Comment: I once have visited Kennedy Space Centre, in 1996 when I had a two-weeks tour in Orlando. But they didn't have those space cookies then. I really LOVE this package. It's awesome!! Many thanks :-)
Response: I'm happy you like it! I thought it was a lot of fun, especially to send overseas. Thanks again for hosting this swap!

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TerryF on Apr 30, 2015:


pkmccann on Apr 14, 2015:

On behalf of the Sisters of Holy Crap, allow me to welcome you to the dis-order. ;) Glad to have you with us! ENJOY!!

moM on Feb 7, 2015:

And a very happy birthday to you! No snow here! I did go to an ice bar on my birthday. The tables, chairs and even the glasses were made of ice.

Angeljewele on Feb 7, 2015:

A belated Happy Birthday. Mine was on the fourth. I turned 50 and where I live we received 6 inches of snow that day

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