Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2015 7:51 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: May 21, 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!


Ladyebug rated for 3 things in an envelope on May 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you. I will enjoy these items. I also listen to books ALL the time. I'll check out Craftlit.
Response: Wonderful! And yes - check out Craftlit. She (the podcaster) has also been talking a lot about english paper piecing and other quilting too.
Artstamper rated for bookimage postcard swap #2 on May 11, 2015
Comment: Fun illustration and I enjoyed the added Zentangles, thanks so much!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating!
Karen07 rated for bookpage + clipping #2 on May 2, 2015
Comment: Thanks! It's great!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating!
Comment: Oh boy! What a card to receive at the moment I did. "Don't bite off more than you can chew" as I sit staring at 5 reports that are due like...right now. None of which I've started. Lol. I love cairn terriers! Precious! I have 2 mutts. Thanks for the card and reminder to pace myself!!
Response: So happy you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. I also live in a small town so know what you mean. Hugs, Mona
Response: The small town pros and cons, huh? Happy Swapping!
Bavarija rated for Birdcage ATC on Apr 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you for very nice ATC :)
Response: You are more than welcome! Glad you liked it!
cerealgirl rated for Zentangle ATC on Apr 22, 2015
Comment: I love your ATC! All those fine details! Thank you for the extras as well! I really enjoyed receiving your envelope and hope we "meet" again on Swap-Bot! :)
Response: Thanks! Glad you like it! Until we "meet" again!
pkmccann rated for Another Crappy Swap #1 on Apr 14, 2015
Comment: What FUN!!... I adored my little "treasure trove" of unique goodies!! The yarn bit (and the story of your acquiring it) is AWESOME!! I just love cool fibers! The texture of the painted paper is so cool... I will use it on something very special, I'm sure... and the fairy-typed note was an EXTRA special touch!!! You Made My Day! (even if you did snort... er.. I mean, laugh, at my wrestling cards) LOL!!! Have a WONDER-FILLED week!
Response: So very happy you liked it. I giggled all the way through it! (Even when I snorted, um laughted!) I hope they do another one of these again.
lena1489 rated for Tangled letters N & O ATC on Apr 12, 2015
Teriszoo rated for food package postcard #3 on Apr 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the Postcard.Sounds like a delicious ice cream,
plinys rated for Welcome to Night Vale ATC on Apr 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the ATC... I think you were supposed to make two, but I only received one, though maybe I read the swap wrong. In nay case you included a bonus gift, so I won't hold it against you, but yeah...
Response: You are absolutely right! I completely missed that. I will make that up to you this week. Please accept my apologies! What a bonehead I am!
dixiehellcat rated for Zentangle ATC on Apr 9, 2015
Comment: OM MY GOODNESS. what an amazing card! thank you! :)
Response: So happy you like it!
janski48 rated for Skeleton key and a book page ATC on Apr 3, 2015
Comment: The card is awesome, especially with the Poe reference! Hopefully it will help me to not lose my keys, because that is something I tend to do. lol Thank you for the extra's too. I can't decide which I love more, the Bard Sticker or the napkins. I love to read my partners profile and love when someone takes the time to read mine. Positano is beautiful on the Almalfi coast. I loved the town of Sorrento too and visited there several times during my stay. Sure do miss their buffalo mozzarella cheese. Love swapping with you!
Response: And the pecorino cheeses! YUM!!! So happy you enjoyed the ATC!
weepingtardis rated for Random Letter - W on Mar 27, 2015
Comment: Love the ATC thanks!
Response: So happy you do!
Comment: Julia the ATC was excellent.
Response: So glad you received it! Thanks for the heart.
ktina rated for bookpage + clipping on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: Hi Julia, thank you very much for this beautiful art pc, I love it! And how could you manage the stuffed cabbage? :)
Response: I'm going to make the stuffed cabbage this next week. Time has just gotten away from me! Glad you like the pc and thanks for the heart!
qbee rated for Bookpage/St Patrick Atc on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: thank you. Debbie
travelgirl rated for Random Letter - S on Mar 15, 2015
Comment: An extra star just for choosing sherlock!
Jamnj rated for ATC: Dragonfly on Mar 13, 2015
Comment: I love the dragonfly and the papers. Love love theorage! Great job! Thanks fellow Floridian!
Teriszoo rated for craft leftovers on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: Loved the postcard. Sorry you got the saying stuck in your head now I do too. Ha ha Thanks for swapping.

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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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