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Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: November 14, 2015
Birthday: January 25, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

Itook some time off Swap-bot but am looking to slowly get back into it. I'm looking mostly for penpals in other countries to write and send fun packages!

So I'm updating this little about me section :-)

I live in Northern California with my husband and daughter. We had a beautiful daughter born in July 2012. She's amazing and crazy and we love her We have 4 dogs living with us. B-Bop a doxie mix, Rocksy a mini doxie, and Qi and Conan, whippets

I like geek culture, I like comic books, fantasy/sci fi books, any kind of show or movie in that genre, crafting, knitting and lots more. Some of my fave things:

  • Doctor Who - I'll do trades of pretty much anything for anything Dr Who!!! Especially David Tennant as the Doctor. Postcards, toys, pictures, i'll take anything!
  • Supernatural - Dean. Every day.
  • knitting - i would love to trade yarn with people from other countries.
  • sewing - I make dog collars, scarves, purses and do machine embroidery

Some randomness: I love love love Nightmare Before Christmas! I HATE haunted houses. I love anything with a dachshund on it! I love Zoo's and used to volunteer at our local one. Gadgets and pockets make me happy. I love my iPhone. Food, rain and sunshine are awesomness.

I like to keep all the books I've read and hope to one day have a library. :-) I LOVE getting mail and being friends with our mail carrier. I love going to doggie events and hanging out with my dogs. I love to create and would love to someday make a living of it somehow! I have started vending at Comic Convention events. I've started collecting dachshund fabric. Anytime I see something new or different with doxies on it, I HAVE to have it!
I love to drink tea, I'm a big earl grey fan. I love tattoos and plan on getting more soon

Favorite Music

If I narrowed it down to ton few it would be:Misfits, Flogging Molly, 100 Monkeys, Beatles, Styx, Rush, Tool, Starship, Allison Krauss, Edgar Winter & Queen!

Favorite Books


  • The Sookie Stackhouse Series, love the show too! - Charlaine Harris
  • the Mercy Thompson Series, similar to the sookie books, but less vamps/more wolves/coyotes - Patricia Briggs
  • the Night Huntress series by Jeanienne Frost (MY FAVORITE) BEST CHARACTERS EVER!!!!!!! I'm in love with Bones haha
  • Jean Auels books
  • Harry Potter series
  • Everything by Marion Zimmer Bradley, especially the Avalon series Forest House was the first one I read and fell in love,
  • Fiona McIntosh, her trilogies are soo great

I like mostly fantasy books, vampire books, werewolves, crafting books, things about old ireland, celts and such. I seem to like books with female leads, mostly paranormal, vampires, werewolves, some good romance tossed in (but not just regular romance books booooring) or set in the past. I'm also a big X-men fan! I'm always open to new things/authors! If it has vampires, wizards/witches, werewolves or something of the sort theres a good chance I'll like it! Also I really like trade paperbacks for some reason. The ones that are bigger then a regular paperback but still paperback and smaller than a hardcover. They just fit my hands better I guess :-) But I'll take anything!! You can check my amazon wishlist for books I'm interested in and my goodreads for books I already have. I update both regularly!

Favorite TV and Movies

  • LOST - oh how I miss theee
  • Doctor Who - In love with David Tennant as teh Doctor. LOVE LOVE LOVE this show and am LOVING Capaldi! LOVING DoctorWho
  • Supernatural - Dean. All Day, Every day.
  • Firefly - best one season show of all time
  • New Girl
  • i'm digging all the new stuff like Agents of Shield, Daredevil etc.

I have a serious movie problem. We got all the time and have Hundreds of them at home! Off the top of my head, these are some faves:

  • Boondock Saints
  • Office Space
  • Newsies
  • BioDome
  • Nightmare Before Christmas - :LOVE Nightmare stuff, have a psuedo collection going!
  • Outsiders
  • The Notebook
  • Portrait of Dorian Gray
  • all the Harry Potters
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Grandma's Boy
  • the whole X-Men franchise
  • Usual Suspects

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit and I admit to having a yarn buying problem. I also sew, mostly purses and childrens clothing. I made my daughter costumes to wear to San Diego Comic Con every year.


I love postcards! Any kind is good, but I love cards with dachshunds, beaches, castles, beautiful scenery, animals of all kinds! Also, due to a REALLY bad homemade card, please don't send these to me. If you're just going to glue two pieces of paper together I would rather get nothing at all. I No ad cards or cards in envelopes! I like my cards naked! Thanks!!


Our daughter just turned three so she's all over the place and our life pretty much revolves around her! She loves all mommas geeky stuff too. She can name most of my fandoms!

Swap Stuff & Flakers

I don't mind handmade items, but I don't want junk. Please don't just glue two pieces of paper together and call it postcard. I always send out on time and I rate as soon as possible. I love swapping and am open to private swaps, especially anything wiener dog/dachshund related, fabrics, BOOKS, or anything crafty really! Thanks! FLAKERS I really look forward to every swap I do and it REALLY bums me out when I get nothing in return. And I Apparently often get flaked on in Big swaps. So here's all the swaps I've been flaked on so far:



Jenn5691 rated for Supernatural in a Bag on Nov 9, 2015
Comment: Oh my gosh!!!! I love love this package!!! Did you make the bag?? I love everything in it! Thank you so so much
Response: I did make the bag! I'm so glad you love it! :-)
judee0624 rated for GSS Swap - Lakes of California on Dec 13, 2011
Comment: Mono Lake is cool. You should visit there. Thanks for joining the swap.
Newberlin rated for $6-7 Etsy Favorites! on Dec 4, 2011
Comment: Hello! I received your lovely present in the last day, thank you so much! :) I love the cards!
TheTellTaleTart rated for Curiously Odd postcards on Aug 30, 2011
Comment: This card cracks me up. Thank you so much for a laugh!
SpikeyLisa rated for Curiously Odd postcards on Aug 28, 2011
Comment: I love this PC, especially since I collect mannequin heads. They are really awesome...thanks!
Response: i knew it was just waiting for the right person who would appreciate it :-)
Jester777 rated for Etsy Quote Inspiration Swap on Aug 22, 2011
Comment: Nice idea, but the print itself is rather cheap in quality and can't possibly be worth $5-7. Thanks.
Response: Wow I'm so sorry it was cheap quality. The print was actualy $9, it was the only one I thought was decent looking with that quote. I'm so bummed it was cheap. I'll leave feedback saying that.
GabiesMom rated for GSS Post Card with an "O" on May 12, 2011
Comment: Thanks, got the 2nd one =)
hippofairy rated for $5-6 Etsy Faves on Apr 7, 2011
Comment: OMGosh! i love the postcards! thank you so much! i love these so much!
DebR rated for $8-10 Etsy Faves on Apr 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tin you sent from my Etsy faves.
Response: it looked really pretty, gla dyou liked it!
judee0624 rated for GSS Post Card with an "N" on Mar 25, 2011
Comment: I used National too! lol
Clarian rated for GSS Postcard Swap with an L on Feb 27, 2011
Comment: Great "L" PC. I remember Knott's Berry Farm from a long time ago - been ages since I've been there and all I remember are the shoot'em outs. That sure looks like a great log ride for the kids.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Disney items you sent, i love them all. I hope my swap to you arrives soon xx
Comment: thank you for the awesome postcard :)
Comment: thanks!
estromberg rated for GSS Postcard Swap with a "K" on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Knott's Berry Farm!! I haven't been there in ages :) Thanks!
leecytx rated for ETSY Sellers & BLOGGERS Unite! on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the promo on your blog! :)
luv2cre8 rated for Mythology & Myths - Postcard Swap on Jan 27, 2011
Comment: I love the three graces. Thank you :)
bluefeather rated for ETSY Sellers & BLOGGERS Unite! on Jan 26, 2011
Comment: Thankyou for a brilliant write up on your blog
apurplerat rated for ETSY Sellers & BLOGGERS Unite! on Jan 22, 2011
Comment: Thanks for visiting my shop!
Born2dance rated for 2011 Postcard swap #1 - January on Jan 21, 2011
Comment: Love the postcard! Escher is one of those artists that I never get tired of because every piece is different.

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KateKintail on Oct 1, 2015:


Supernatural in a bag profile check. Carry on...

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

biasbabe on Jan 25, 2012:


Hope it is SEW Special.

donnasaurus1 on Dec 21, 2011:


I sent you some messages just checking that you received the dr who patterns ok? but havent had a reply yet?

Toupti on Nov 24, 2011:

I just want to say a big

for the crochet patterns from my Etsy fave for the WTA #16. =D

RyeRye on Sep 9, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

paperfarm on Jul 20, 2011:

Thank you for Etsy Addicts WTA #12. I LOVE the Sherri's Scents and Soys Handmade Sweet Pea Soap and Pineapple Tangerine Lip Butter! This soap and lip butter smells wonderful and pretty to look at too. Big Hug

imafundork on Mar 19, 2011:

Hi Renee! Check your email...I just sent you your Etsy Faves $3-4 swap. :) I hope you like it! ~Kara

biasbabe on Jan 25, 2011:


Hope it is Sew Special

kiwivandal on Jan 17, 2011:

Thanks for joining my Etsy/Blog Swap, my post is up partner! View the post HERE

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