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mrsalgien

mrsalgien
Date Joined: March 28, 2011
Last Online: January 3, 2012
Birthday: March 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there! My name is Kristin, I am a social worker in a very small town in East Texas. The first thing like to tell people about myself is that I am of Christian faith and I am a newlywed. I also have the two most adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgis in the whole world, whom I love to spoil.

I enjoy crafting or reading a good book with a nice glass of red wine or hot tea. I also love to cook, trying new recipes and techniques, (I even just planted a new herb garden).

If I am not cooking, crafting, or reading a good book, I enjoy planning and hosting parties for my friends (so far my favorite ones I’ve hosted was a Pumpkin Carving Party and an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party) and spending time with my puppies and wonderful husband.

I always look forward to going to local farmers markets, antique stores, flea markets, trade days, estate sales, garage sales....you name it! I LOVE weekend treasure hunting!

Favorite Music

I think my music preferences are quite diverse.

I like Classic Rock & Alternative Rock such as the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Coldplay and Queen, Iron and Wine, etc. Country/bluegrass music like Johnny Cash, Little Big Town, all the music on True Blood (the show and soundtrack)... Older christian music (like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin) and Hymns like "Amazing Grace", "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus", "I Surrender All", "In Christ Alone", "The Solid Rock", "How Great Thou Art", etc.

And I also love pop music from 90's - 00's like Brittany Spears, Dido, Ke$sha, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, etc.

Basically, anything that I can sing along to is good in my book!

Favorite Television

Some of my favorite shows are Scrubs, True Blood, The Sopranos, Dexter, Glee, House, Lie to Me, CSI, NCIS, etc....

Favorite Crafts

My favorite type of crafting is taking something old, mundane, cheap or unwanted; recycle it, embellish it and turn it into something beautiful and new! or anything I can glue rhinestones to....hehe

I also love crafts associated with paper (decopague, bookmarks, etc....)

(I am hoping to "magically" get a DSLR camera someday and get into photography!)

Favorite Books

I LOVE books! My hubby sometimes teases me because we judge length of time by how many books I have read in between events ("Oh that happened two months about, because Kristin has read 4 books since that happened"...hehehe)

I like C.S. Lewis, Donald Miller, and Norman Vincent Peale

I have to admit I am a sucker for the vampire, werewolf, etc type novels. and historical fiction.

I love flipping through cookbooks

To me, a good book should be like a vacation, so I enjoy any book that takes me away from my daily stress, even if for a little while. I also love learning, so if I am not wanting a mental vacation, I also enjoy a mental workout through books that give me the opportunity to learn and grow.

Favorite Movies

ALL Disney Classics, Coraline, Secondhand Lions, RENT, Phantom of the Opera, Howls Moving Castle, The Point, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, among others

Favorite Items

Items related to Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Wine (red wine) and Tea (I prefer loose-leaf tea)

well scented candles ( I think I have 100,000,000,000,000-you-get-the-picture.......candles in my home!)

Cooking Related Items

How-To's for Crafts; Pearls and/or Rhinestones/Crystals; Fun Paper and Other Random Craft Supplies

Cute Stuff to Decorate my Office With.

Crosses (I collect pewter crosses in all sizes, but to me all crosses are beautiful)

Anything Whimsical and Colorful (Love Alice in Wonderland!)

I love local anything! Local food, local shopping, etc.

Not-So-Favorite-Items

Drama and Negative Stuff (boo!)

Anti-Christian or Anti-God stuff (I appreciate everyone's right to decide their beliefs, but I also appreciate respect for mine)

White Chocolate

Ratings

thevioletgypsy rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Feb 4, 2012
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Comment: Loved the cowboy cookies recipe and apologize profusely for this late rating. Jennifer
Jess18877 rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Dec 10, 2011
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Comment: Thank you!
ina rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Dec 9, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for your nice card.For me this is the USA,maybe some day I can see it with my own eyes.Fijne Feestdagen=Happy Holidays.
caribouranch rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Dec 5, 2011
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KyraSmith rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 30, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! (:
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luvscrappin rated for Recipes Tried and True 2 on Jul 21, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely recipes. I can't wait to try them. More than that I love how much meaning they have to you and your family. Thank you for sharing that with me.
Jjean rated for Handmade Scripture Bookmark on Jul 21, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bk mark...my first like that..neat..and thank you so much for all the extras..very nice..Will place the i choose love in one of my personal journals...hey, you are close to me...next time we can drive & meet half way....lol.....a Big Thank you for all.
Response: I would love to do that!! I am so glad you got the package this time and that you enjoyed it!!
TraySeeH rated for Recipes Tried and True 2 on Jul 19, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes, I look forward to giving them a try.
Laurita rated for Grapefruit recipe swap on Jul 15, 2011
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MelodyLea rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 9, 2011
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Missadoodle rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 9, 2011
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Comment: Mmm this sounds so yummy! Can't wait to try it, thanks!!
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Alcomog rated for Grapefruit recipe swap on Jul 7, 2011
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JayS rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 6, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the recipe - I've often been tempted to try quinoa, so looking forward to this :)
crissygirl rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 6, 2011
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Comment: Looks delicious!!! Thanks!
tagorlily1 rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 5, 2011
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Comment: Just love dinners in peppers - they always look so special. Thanks for the veg tip.
Paperdolliy rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 5, 2011
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Comment: I honestly cannot wait to try this recipe. I love stuffed peppers, but haven't tried them with quinoa!
Pippin rated for Healthy Recipe Email Swap on Jul 5, 2011
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suepier rated for Postcard Swap - (store bought) on Jul 3, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the great card.

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Comments

ginabee on Sep 26, 2011:

ginabee on Jul 21, 2011:

Wanna do another matchbox swap in CF?

mrsalgien on May 12, 2011:

@kayler00 thats about how far we are from Houston, I prefer the country much more than the city! exactly for those reasons! but it is nice for the shopping!! @ginabee I'm excited about the matchbox swap, never decorated one before! so far I've gone through 1 trial run, hoefully this next one will look better! tehehe....now to think of what to fill it with!! Blessings!!

kayler00 on May 5, 2011:

I am about 2 1/2 hours away from Portland and a little bit farther away from Bar Harbor & such. And those are all the great places around the coast with great restaurants & shopping. I'm in the country. Not sure if I'd like to live in the city anyways, way to many people & horrible driving! =P

ginabee on May 3, 2011:

Enjoyed reading your profile! Glad you signed up for the matchbox swap.

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