Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: April 8, 2010
Birthday: October 7
Country: United States
I'm 27. I live in Texas and have my whole life. I currently live down in Southeast Texas near Houston.
My family is extremely important to me. I'm an only child so I'm close to my parents. When I moved away from home (and I moved far...about 400 miles away) it was hard. I love to stay in touch with my parents through email, cards, and of course the telephone!
During the day I'm an elementary school teacher. I teach 3rd grade Language Arts/Social Studies. I love it! I spend my nights with Toby and Charlie(my cats) and in the comfortable cushions of my couch. I'll admit...I'm a couch potato when I get home after work. For me, my favorite TV shows and my pajamas are the perfect recipe for relaxation!
I also love to read. I'm a sucker for a good trashy romance novel. I really like the Desire/Blaze series that is out right now. I also enjoy "grown up" reads as well. Let me clarify...by "grown up" reads I mean something other than romance novels. I do enjoy contemporary authors and am getting into stories that are more mystery/suspense rather than happily ever after. Of course, I don't mind the other "grown up" reads as well. Ha!
My favorite authors are Carla Neggers and Lori Foster. I also like to read cooking/recipe, gossip, and scrapbooking/crafting magazines too.
I love to scrapbook. I started scrappin' in college and have continued the hobby. I've tried to branch out a little by trying altered projects and card making. Mostly, I love to scrap. Which means I've almost always got my digital camera attached to my hip. What I love most about scrapping is that I usually find myself along the way or discover something new about myself through the process.
I have also started a button collection. There are so many and unique ones out there! My favorite embellishments are paper flowers, rub-ons, and ribbon.
Cooking is another favorite pastime of mine though I don't know if I'd say I was great at it. I do like to piddle in the kitchen and have gotten better about not setting off the smoke alarms! I love to collect recipes and read recipe magazines and such. I make it a point to try at least two new recipes a month. I'm a big one for stepping out of the comfort box and trying something new!
This used to say blogging, but I've given that up for the moment. Now, thanks to a friend, I've become somewhat addicted to Facebook.
I listen to a variety of music. If I had to choose I guess I would say that Country music is my favorite. I listen to a little bit of everything though!
I love to watch movies! I can watch a movie over and over again. I guess that my favorite genre is romantic comedy. I love a happy ending! Some of my all time favorites are Beaches, An American President, The Guardian, Big Business, Dirty Dancing, and Beauty and The Beast. That is just to name a few...I love movies!
I try to make it to the theater once a month because seriously popcorn tastes better there. Also, there is something about seeing a movie on the big screen. Of course, I have a huge VHS and DVD collection at home. On Saturdays I usually put in a movie and just have it going in the background while I finish up chores and such. What can I say...I did mention I have this love affair with my couch! Ha!
I'm a reality TV junkie...what will I do if the phase ever passes! Just a few of my favorite shows are:
Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Project Runway (I'm quirky like this but I think Tim Gunn is so hot!), Survivor, Army Wives, Grey's Anatomy
Oh and I love game shows!
Living Room: Americana (the more muted colors instead of the bright blues and reds)
Bedroom: blue and yellow (daisies are my flower of choice in there)
Bathroom: dots in the colors of navy, lime, and teal
cute recipe cards
buttons (all kinds...plain, decorative, etc.)
a good book I can get lost in
Toby and Charlie (I love receiving treats and toys for the boys!)
the smell of fresh laundry
writing letters and sending cards
Christmas and everything that goes along with it
licking the spoon after I mix up brownie mix
all shades of purple...absolutely my favorite color
gummy candy (especially green apple rings)
Willow Tree Angels
recipes (though not complicated ones...)
jewelry...silver, large, funky pieces
fluffy bath towels warm from the dryer
pens/markers...I am a colorful girl and do everything in color pens or markers!
stationary type items (stamps, note cards, etc.)
kitchen items/baking items (things like cup towels, serving dishes, utensils, etc.)
old calendars (not the mini ones but larger...I use them in craft projects)
Nativity scenes (I collect them, but I like unusual ones)
pencils (not plain yellow ones but the decorated kind)
handmade items that are haphazardly put together
the color black
Hello Kitty, cartoon characters
lotions/bath gel products (not that I don't like this stuff but I'm super picky about my scents...)
kid cartoon type things
fairies, witches, etc.
animal things (I mean animal objects or things with animals on them.)
TEA...I don't drink it so please don't send it!
bookmarks (I dog-ear my pages so I just get over run with bookmarks)
gardening type things