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Date Joined: June 23, 2009
Last Online: March 1, 2010
Birthday: August 15, 1967
Country: United States
My Website
my artfire studio

About Me

i am the mother of 3 children of my own and 3 step-children. the oldest of the six is 20 and the youngest is 14. my oldest daughter (the 20 year old) recently made me a grandma for the first time. I love being an oma to natalia. i also work part time at a summer resort in the beautiful redwoods of california and i tutor grade school children as well. i am married to my high school sweetheart and have never been happier. i am devoted to GOD, ( i believe that the BIBLE is the infallible word of GOD, that Jesus is the son of GOD, and that the Holy Spirit leads us to the truth and knowledge of GOD. There is one way to heaven and that is thru Jesus christ.)family, and country and consider the members of my church to be part of my family. I enjoy volunteer work and crafting with found/thrift store items. i love to take something headed for the landfill and turn it into something else. i'm a little crazy , but in a good way

Favorite Books

I love to read and usually have several books going at the same time. i like historical non-fiction, vampire stories, children's books and classics like Little Women and anything by Jane Austen. I am currently reading "Cash" by Johnny Cash.

Favorite Music

i like all kinds of music. everything from jazz and blues to rock and roll, gospel, country, you name it. currently i am big on contemporary christian and my radio dial rarely moves from KLOVE. i especially like third day, chris tomlin, matthew west, and 33 miles.


i collect all kinds of stuff... snapple bottle caps for one... LOVE those factoids! i also collect McGuffey readers (textbooks from the pioneer days. think "Little House on the Prairie") i love buttons both old and new and i will go crazy over a unique pair of flip flops. i also have quite a collection of children's books... i have lost count of how many.


i DETEST halloween... i hate its origins and i hate the commercialization and i hate to have kids going door to door begging for candy. fall, pumpkins (NOT jack-o-lanterns), even kids in costume are okay... i just hate halloween! ok...i also don't like patchoulli...it's a migraine waiting to happen, i don't like anime' or power rangers or pokemon...ugh!

my style

i've been called eclectic, old fashioned, and probably even a bit of a hippy. i like to think of myself as someone who appreciates the things of the past: a slower pace of life, handcrafted items, the skills and expertise that came with having to do for yourself because you couldn't run down to the mall. that being said i love vintage, farmhouse, pioneer style everything. i would love to live in a log cabin built by the hands of charles ingalls with my very own loft. i would love to know i could go down the road and visit ike and cora godsey or the baldwin sisters. and i would love to be able to have tea with marmee, meg, beth, amy, and especially, jo. hope that gives you a sense of my style.


If you show up on my flaker list you will be banned from ALL swaps i host. I will also notify coordinators of other swaps that you are a potential flaker if i see you as a participant. To be removed from this list you must contact me and provide a compelling reason for your flakiness.

*SarahLover StayCation Souvenirs did not send/contact partners

*cjndavidsmom StayCation Souvenirs did not send/contact partners or coordinator

*CDonovan Leave me a comment, already did not send/contact partners or coordinator

*cottonpickincutie Leave me a comment, already did not send/contact partners

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i would love to get...

*bits and pieces of broken jewelry

*cotton yarn

*used postage stamps

*wooden spools with or without thread

*embroidery floss


*buttons - new and old

*needle book

*crochet hook keeper

*felted animal

*anything with raggedy ann

*snapple lids

*anything to do with monograms - last name starts with "R"


Comment: I never received anything, emaild this person a few times. Once received an anwser that she had family issues. But never received an email after that.
dawnu rated for We love Christmas - Flat ornaments on Dec 15, 2009
Judy84 rated for Swapper's Alphabet Bingo! on Dec 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you for everything!
butterfly35124 rated for Color Bingo Swap on Nov 25, 2009
Comment: I am willing to change my rating if I hear from you or receive the swap.
Goldie rated for Beach Treasure Hunt on Nov 14, 2009
Comment: Unfortunetaly to date 4/11/2009 I haven't recived anything try to contact but no reply for the last 3 emails. Will change the rating if something ever arrives.
Jazza rated for My Favorite Color on Nov 11, 2009
Comment: its been some time and still nothing
Comment: Contacted you in September, October & November. For this swap, you should learn the word "shonda".
Comment: Very cool :) I love the "Do 10 things in 10 days" project. Right now I'm going a "101 things in 1001 days" It's fantastic XD
RosieRoyalty rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 7, 2009
scrapkween rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 7, 2009
Comment: Thank you =)
Comment: I love reality, too!!! I totally dig Project Runway.
sjonsmom rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 6, 2009
pthalostars rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 6, 2009
Comment: thanks! :)
mojo09226 rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 6, 2009
Naoya rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 6, 2009
LovePossum rated for Blog "Quick" Swap - October 09 on Oct 6, 2009
Comment: Thanks for sharing the Blog Swap Love :)
marinda rated for 7 inch granny squares swap on Sep 24, 2009
Michele360 rated for Blog Swap - International on Sep 18, 2009
Comment: Thanks for following my blog!
chrisabella rated for newspaper swap on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the paper...

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ButterflyDreams on Nov 28, 2009:

Hi, I've not received my prize from you for the Alphabet Bingo Swap back in October. It would be great if you could follow through with this swap :-)

DebP on Nov 21, 2009:

Thanks for the necklace for my Oct wish list. It is beautiful. However, it did come postage due.

jamiehml on Nov 18, 2009:

thanks for the gift tags, cute!

DebP on Nov 17, 2009:

I hope everything is OK with you.

Starsnow on Oct 5, 2009:

Just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about the WTA red and Black. I just need to get it packaged and sent out....my apologies for not being speedy with this Hope you've been having fun! Starsnow

warlickbetty on Sep 26, 2009:

you are the winner of the red and black wta.I no you will be very happy when the postman start leaving your swaps in the post box, I know I was. I hope this makes your day very happy, smille this is your wonderful. take care and be blessed betty warlick

Swan on Sep 23, 2009:

Thank you very much for the nice pen and the stickers for the WTA Pens in the Gimmie Mail group!

DebP on Sep 13, 2009:

Thanks for a beautiful Redwood tree postcard, and a really cute button fairy. :)

grimmlynn on Sep 12, 2009:

No, I am not that good with clay. Yet. I am glad that you liked them!

sweetypiedie on Sep 9, 2009:

:) Glad you liked the postcard. I had fun doing it for you.

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