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steffany81

steffany81
Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: April 8, 2010
Birthday: October 7
Country: United States

About Me

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!

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Crafts

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.

Favorite Hobbies

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.

Favorite Music

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!

Favorite Movies

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!

Favorite Television

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!

Decorating Trends

Living Room: Americana (the more muted colors instead of the bright blues and reds)

Kitchen: apples

Bedroom: blue and yellow (daisies are my flower of choice in there)

Bathroom: dots in the colors of navy, lime, and teal

Stuff I Enjoy!

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!)

fuzzy socks

the smell of fresh laundry

writing letters and sending cards

taking pictures

traveling

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

rub-ons

gummy candy (especially green apple rings)

post-it notes

Willow Tree Angels

recipes (though not complicated ones...)

cooking magazines

jewelry...silver, large, funky pieces

fluffy bath towels warm from the dryer

quotes

lip balms

pens/markers...I am a colorful girl and do everything in color pens or markers!

stationary type items (stamps, note cards, etc.)

picture frames

ribbon

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)

journals

pencils (not plain yellow ones but the decorated kind)

Things I Prefer NOT To Receive

handmade items that are haphazardly put together

chocolate

candles

the color black

Hello Kitty, cartoon characters

roses

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.

paper scraps

stickers

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

Ratings

cassiecards rated for Mail for the Kitty USA ONLY on Feb 24, 2012
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MrsAnnaSue rated for 2009 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 1, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the very cute card and the recipe! I love recipes and these sound so scrummy and fattening :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas too and all the best for 2010. Anna
Response: You may remember, but I was your partner for the 25 Recipes of Christmas swap. I couldn't remember if I'd sent that cookie one or not. Either way, they are yummy! Happy baking and Merry Christmas! :)
LongVacation rated for 2009 Christmas Card USA Swap on Nov 30, 2009
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Comment: Steffany, thanks for the card and for including your favorite cookie recipe. Hopefully I'll get motivated to do some baking this year!
Response: You are welcome! I hope you have a Merry Christmas. :)
blubrrymffin rated for 2009 Christmas Card USA Swap on Nov 30, 2009
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Comment: Can I just say those cookies look yummy **runs off to bake** Thanks and Merry Christmas
Response: They are! Have a wonderful Christmas and happy baking! :)
SueEileen rated for 2009 Christmas Card USA Swap on Nov 29, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable card and the extra effort you put into enclosing the recipe. My older sister (who is no longer alive) used to make these cookies when I was very young. I was just thinking about them the other day and wondering how they were made. How's that for serendipity! Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm happy that the recipe brought some happy memories to you. Have a very blessed holiday! :)
craftymomme08 rated for 2009 Christmas Card USA Swap on Nov 28, 2009
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Comment: thank you for the card, merry christmas.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the recipe as well.
minnie12 rated for Advent Calendar - Envelopes on Nov 19, 2009
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Comment: I got your amazing box of LOVELY envelopes!!! I cannot wait to start opening them!!!!!! I will update when im all done, oh im so excited LOL...thank you so much
Response: You are so welcome! I had more fun than I thought I would making home-made envies but I enjoyed it so much that I think I'm going to do it again next year for a friend. I hope you don't mind the fluffy and flat ones. :) I can't wait to hear what you think of all the stuff inside! Happy counting down the days!
MrsAnnaSue rated for 25 Days of Christmas Recipe swap on Nov 16, 2009
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Comment: You should get 25 hearts! Thank you for a wonderful package of delicious sounding recipes! Everything sounds really, really scrummy and the cards are so pretty . There are some recipes that are going to be tried very soon including the Cherry Salad (I love anything with cherries in it) and the Apple Doodle - I have never seen a recipe use mountain dew before I am quite intrigued. Thank you also for the extra recipe cards. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday, Anna
Response: Thank you for the heart and your patience! Both of those recipes are delicious. The cherry salad is more like a dessert and so festive with the reddish/pink color. Happy cooking!
BikerChicHD05 rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 26, 2009
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Response: Thanks for the rating. I hope you enjoyed the card and stickers. :)
alkwing rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 17, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the pretty tag :)
Response: You are welcome! Have a festive Halloween!
pearlie rated for Grown-up Trick-or-Treats on Oct 10, 2009
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Comment: What a treat! I came home from work sick to find your package. Now, I can curl up in new socks, with a magazine and snack on candy corn and cocoa. all-better.
Response: I had so much fun putting that package together for you! I'm glad you are enjoying it. :) Feel better!
withourhands rated for Any Candy besides chocolate on Oct 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the candy! It was a nice surprise in my mailbox today. Unfortunately both of my kids grabbed the items when they got home from school. I loved the full size candy though and not just single serves!
Response: You are welcome for the treats. And I need to thank you for the 5 given that I didn't read the swap requirements all the way. Look for something else to sweeten your day soon!
dolphingirl rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 8, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers!
Response: You are welcome! :)
user7250 rated for US Only Journal W/a Twist 7 on Aug 25, 2009
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Response: So happy you thought it was worth the extra wait! Happy reading! :)
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Comment: This is so neat! I love everything you sent. I have never heard of this popcorn flavor, now I have to go find it. :) I also love the smell of the dryer sheets (and needed to go buy some, so that was an awesome addition). Thanks so much!
Response: The popcorn is the Orville Redenbacher's Natural kind. It is with all the other boxed popcorns at my local Walmart. I bet you can find it! Glad you loved everything!
Bluelily rated for Profile Swap - Orange for July on Aug 3, 2009
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Comment: Loving the Orange! The Halloween card is too cute and I love the Texas postcard! The notebook and recipe cards are both sweet. Thanks for a nice package!!
Response: You are very welcome! :)
Melisaf rated for Beachy Swap on Jul 3, 2009
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Response: Thank you!
thecolorofinfinity rated for St Patricks Day Card Swap on Jun 22, 2009
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Comment: thank you :)
Response: You're welcome!
EvaCVincent rated for Summer Party Supply Swap on Jun 19, 2009
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Comment: loved every thing thanks
Response: Good! I'm glad that you liked everything. The PO thought those plates by themselves were a pretty funny thing to mail. Glad all parts arrived safely. :)
sewcrafty rated for Coloring Book Page Swap #1 on Jun 12, 2009
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Comment: you did a really good job and my daughter was thrilled that you sent the whole book! thank you so much! jennifer :)
Response: You're welcome! I thought she might enjoy finishing it up. Thanks for the heart too. :)

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Comments

sweetypiedie on Oct 10, 2009:

Hope you had a great Birthday!! Many Happy Returns (and sends!) From a fellow Libran

browniemommie2005 on Sep 13, 2009:

You are very welcome!!!!! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the journal. :0)

Bluelily on Aug 3, 2009:

Thank you so much for the color orange swap package. I can use all of the goodies and it was all very thoughtful. Susan

misssarah01 on Jul 23, 2009:

thank you for the clear stamps - I like them alot!!

xoxo ~Sarah

Kokopelli on Jul 18, 2009:

Hello! Just wanted to thank you for the decorative tapes you sent me! I like them!!

Love, Mama

StarliteStarbright on Mar 21, 2009:

I just wanted to let you know your Ultimate Easter Basket is on its way=) Have a great day!

thriftymermaid on Mar 5, 2009:

Thanks for joining the ULTIMATE EASTER BASKET SWAP, we're happy to have you in the group! Partners will be assigned Saturday!

buzzwife on Dec 21, 2008:

Thnaks for joining the "Souper" Bowl Sunday swap. I am looking forward to it. Happy swapping! Stephany

Emeraldcharm14 on Nov 26, 2008:

Welcome Steff to the Valentine Day Scavenger Hunt - Flat Envelope Swap!

beccaketcher on Oct 12, 2008:

Hey Steffany...thanks for telling me about this! I can't wait to join my first one and I can't wait to see you in November!

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