Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2020 8:46 pm


Date Joined: December 15, 2010
Last Online: October 17, 2013
Birthday: March 5, 1981
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

UPDATE 02/28/2010 I am taking a little break from organized swapping because I am HOSTING a traveling toy thanks to @Blockstar :) I haven't been able to take Holly around much because the weather has been so bad, and now that things are warming up I want to make Holly's trip perfect! Penpals, feel free to write me, I'll still write back --- I'm just not going to be crafting much until the seedlings are up and in the garden and the house gets painted. Ug.

I love embroidery! All types! Blackwork, subversive, naughty, etc. Ironic, sassy embroideries make me giggle. I love handmade items, and I understand what the learning curve is so I won't be offended if you are new crochet and send me a crooked, weird looking potholder. Why? Because I can't crochet at all :) I think crafting should be uplifting, encouraging and relaxing. On that note, I am new to crafting as well -- so I apologize if my handmade item is not up to par with you if you have been doing this for 20 years. But I always do my best, and that's all I ask of you!

About Me

I am here to find an outlet for my Adult A.D.D.
(Tyler Durden says "FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!")

I'm a nerdy girl who's into indie music, attachment parenting and seed bombing. I love to read and make waffles and hang out with my kiddos. HOPELESSLY addicted to coffee and antique skeleton keys.

PLEASE DON"T SMOKE CIGARETTES AROUND THE STUFF YOU WANT TO SWAP WITH ME. :( I will have to throw it in the trash, and I really don't want to do that!!!

Left handed. People always find this interesting for some reason.

Crunchy stay at home mom to : Calla Grace (age 26 months) and Ruby Jayne (age 7 months) My babies are the light of my life... and the reason I drink!!! LOL

My beautiful baby boy Seth passed away when he was 19 days old from complications of Trisomy 21. Miss you little man, and I can't wait to see you on the other side!

I am into suburban homesteading and REALLY want to get some chickens so I can use the poop in my garden and have fresh eggs. I have yet to convince my husband that it would be just like having a dog, yet with feathers...


LOCAL anything (your local, not my local)

local honey

local handmade items (ie, goats milk soap from the goat farmer down the road...)

embroidery floss

organic teas


tudor roses (i like to pretend i am named after princess mary tudor and princess elizabeth tudor...)

quotes by poe

quotes by diogenes

Owls ("C"s room is done in jewel tones & owls)

Lavender with white polka dots ("R"s room)

sarcasm and dry humor

squirrel corn feeders, squirrels in general are pretty awesome. and penguins. penguins are awesome too :)

Henry VIII/Anne Bolyn/Queen Elizabeth, anything really regarding the Tudor era

bat houses or birdhouses



HATES: closed minded people


"holier than thou" attitudes

anything with ingredients you can't pronounce or artificial colors and dyes in food (that crap will give you cancer!)

disney/glitter/ "diva" "princess" "talk to the hand" etc

Favorite Books

Possum Living by Dolly Freed (quite possibly the greatest book ever written... can't wait to make some moonshine!)

The Bible (sex, violence, adultery, winos, how could you NOT love it?)

coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com (she is living my dream...)

The Tightwad Gazette, volumes I, II and III (thanks to these, i was able to quit my job and be a stay at home mom!)

Storey's Basic Country Skills

Favorite Music

Kill County, Social Distortion, Mike Ness, Johnny Cash, Bad Religion, Patsy Cline, Pink Martini, Haste the Day, As I Lay Dying, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan


Those who follow their dreams. Those who run and LEAP off the corporate hamster wheel and live the life they want to. Those not ruled by the almighty dollar.

Happy People (happiness is a choice, not an accident.


suburban homesteading

.I know it seems like a contradiction in terms, but I am giving suburban homesteading a try. We can't afford to drop everything and move to the country (yet) so I am doing the best with what I have --- which is a huge backyard! This year we are trying to grow 50% of all our food (from seed!) in the garden. We will try to preserve as much as possible. The laundry room closet was just overtaken and will become the root cellar. The best part?!?! CHICKENS!!! MY HENS ARE COMING MAY 9TH!!! Yay for fresh eggs every day! :) :) :)


See also: Things I love

antique skeleton keys

Scentsy wax tarts (love smack-you-in-the-face-hawaiian-fruity-smells)


frame-worthy quotes sent to me on little notecards to tack onto my bulletin board

6" x 6" (or larger) fabric scraps from your stash

embroidery floss

hand carved stamps of biological things like red blood cells, viruses, bacteria, or anatomical hearts, etc

angel christmas ornaments (** if the angel is holding a baby i will love you forever **)

homemade eccentric jams and jellies (no boring grape here! my favorite is Cranana Jam - it's cranberry and banana.. it is soooo good) So if you have a weird jam (quince, starfruit, kiwi) I would love to try it. NO BOTULISM PLEASE!!!! :)


SOAPNUTS (maggies soap nuts OR NaturOli soap nuts)

seed packets for heirloom tomatoes, forget-me-not seeds, pie pumpkin seeds, veggie seeds

sphagnum moss (I used it my garden and am also venturing into moss graffiti)

fun cupcake/muffin paper cups

blue (antique) Ball mason jars

long and chatty letters


doublesided rated for Inchie Swap -- Ravens on Mar 12, 2011
Comment: Many thanks for the cute Raven Inchies. Liked the idea of the nevermore Raven, thanks for hosting.
swiftbrooks rated for Inchie Swap -- Ravens on Mar 6, 2011
Comment: WOW!! I loved the raven made up of the words nevermore!! Very cool!! Also loved the burlap background and beautifully handwritten note!! Thanks so much for hostessing and swapping!
Response: Glad you liked them (it was my first time making inchies!) :) Thanks for the heart!
Colinde rated for Bucket List Swap on Mar 6, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for your interesting list, I loved everything about it! Great!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! :) THanks for the heart!
RecipePC rated for Bucket List Swap on Mar 2, 2011
Comment: Thanks for sharing your 63-item bucket list. I appreciated how yours is a long-term effort and chuckled at the last entry: "Keep adding to this list." That is a good idea! Since this was my 4th bucket list Swap-bot, I continue to add to my list too. I also like that you dated items once they were accomplished.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
deniseknot rated for Bucket List Swap on Feb 27, 2011
Comment: REally cool, thanks a lot! =D
SecretSerendipity rated for teabag & letter on Feb 24, 2011
Comment: Omgosh! :) Thank you!! I loved the goodies and seriously LOVED your letter. I think we're going to be great friends!!! Youll hear from me soon.... Ill put together a spiffy little package for you ;)
Response: Hooray for PenFriends! :) So glad you liked what I sent, and thanks for the heart!
Maglet rated for teabag & letter on Feb 10, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great teas. I had not tried Tazo teas, I think they will make it to my next grocery list. Yeah, I'm not fond of having neighbors close enough that you can hear them snore. Our saving grace is that our house is on a corner lot. We try to make it to the mountains for weekends every so often to escape the silliness of the masses. My BIL has the same birthday and he enjoys calling me every year to wish us happy birthday. I would entertain an private spouse swap in April (his b-day). The last surprise I set up for him flaked on me. :(
Response: Eeeew, flakers :( But I am happy you liked the teas I sent -- thanks so much for the heart!
fuzzington rated for teabag & letter on Feb 10, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card and the Yogi tea!! I could definitely use that. I hope it warms up for you soon too... we don't have that "cold"problem here in Southern Cali. :) Hope you'll get to garndening soon... I'm going to plant some bulbs today! :) My trailname is Geishagirl. It's been a while since I've gone... Are you on AtlasQuest? Maybe we can do an Exchange online!
Response: I am brand spankin' new to Atlas Quest - thank you so much for the heart and I'm glad you were happy with your tea!
MissInfekt rated for Soup or Stew Recipe on Feb 5, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the recipes I can't wait to try them out
Response: Thank you for the heart!
lilmouse rated for Soup or Stew Recipe on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the recipes, they all look yummy!
maggie16 rated for Favorite Quote Swap! on Jan 26, 2011
Comment: Mary, thank you so much for the wonderful selection of quotes and the fun, colourful card! =D
Response: So glad you liked them! Thank you for the heart! :)
RegoParkie rated for Favorite Quote Swap! on Jan 22, 2011
Response: Thank you for the heart!
blockstar rated for Favorite Quote Swap! on Jan 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the quotes! I love the one by Thoreau. I also included a quote by him to my partners I wanted to share it with you since we obviously share tastes "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to look for it" ~Henry Thoreau Thank you for the swap :)
Response: Thanks for sharing your Thoreau! And thank you for the heart -- glad you enjoyed the quotes! :)
Comment: I can't even express how much I love this pencil case full of awesome! I'm so glad I got to swap with you.
Response: I loved yours also! Thank you for the heart!
K80 rated for Super Cool Senders Choice on Jan 5, 2011
Comment: If I could give 100 hearts for a rating I would. The package that you sent me is hands down the BEST one I have ever gotten. Thank you so much! Very super cool! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: i still have like 50 things i want to send you! :) i'm so glad you like it, and when i get some $$ maybe we can swap again??
frecklessobe rated for A Letter to Someone else... on Dec 31, 2010
Comment: Thank you for sharing, and I hope that you felt a smidgen better after writing that out. I also hope things get better for you.
Response: Hugs to you! And thank you for the heart!

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blockstar on Jul 3, 2012:

Hey!!! Let me know how things are going with Holly, I would love to have her home!! Thanks!!!

doublesided on Mar 12, 2011:

LOL the Queen of Inchies! Too funny! Thanks for the compliment and the cute Inchies!

Bedazzle on Mar 9, 2011:

Hi,came across your profile in the one dozen Inchies swap. I like your Tyler Durden quote!, I love that movie!

Mischief ,Mayhem, Soap!

blockstar on Mar 7, 2011:

UHH I know what you mean. We are supposed to get 10-14 inches MORE... COME ON SPRING :)

blockstar on Feb 28, 2011:

Hey You!! Ur update is sweet :) Keep in touch <3

blockstar on Feb 20, 2011:

I LOVE your bucket list! I cant wait for you to read mine! Let me know when you get it :)

doublesided on Feb 1, 2011:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

blockstar on Jan 26, 2011:

I started a bucket list swap please consider joining :)

blockstar on Jan 25, 2011:

Thank you for taking the time to read through my bucket list :)

K80 on Jan 10, 2011:

I'm so glad you like the Mike Ness print! Etsy has a lot of cool SocialD items for sale.

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