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PrairieKittin

PrairieKittin
Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: September 24, 2022
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
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A little bit about me

Hi! I'm Prairie Kittin. (Yes, that is my real name. I was named after my aunt Prairie and my grandmother Katherine "Kitti"). My father named me. My mother called me 'Katey' right up to the day she died.

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UPDATE: August 2022:
I'S MARRIED NOW!!!

Update July 2022:
I'M GETTING MARRIED!!! After 20 years of living with him, Steve finally proposed! It went something like this: "I guess maybe we should make it legal." ... and then walked out of the room! I turned to my daughter and said, "Did he just propose to me??" She said, "Yeah, I think so!" LOL!! So, August 2nd, we're getting married! It'll be a simple courthouse ceremony. No time to plan, but that's okay. I got the guy. I don't need the ceremony! LOL!!

APRIL 2022:
I've been retired for some time now, and I use my time gardening and doing things outside. It's April now, and I finally got my salad garden in the ground. I have lettuce, spinach, lemon verbana, lemon thyme, lemon balm, tomatoes, pineapple sage, onions, a bunch of edible flowers, lavender, mint, strawberries ... and soon to be more!
JUNE 2022:
My garden is growing so well that I've been giving veggies away to the neighbors! I have a plant growing indoors that budded out extremely early, so I'm looking forward to harvesting those buds. My orchid plant has 7 new buds on it! I'm excited to see those bloom.

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Nemophilist is an obscure word that hasn't really been used for over 100 years – but it is a word that surely deserves a comeback! It means someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods, or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them – a 'haunter' of woods. Yep, that's me!

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Not my circus. Not my monkeys. ... Oh, wait. The flying ones? Yeah, those are mine.

Did you know that in Finland and Sweden, witches come out on Easter?

If you want to make me happy, send me witches, trolls and creepy stuff. (Old school creepy... I don't do zombies, murderous clowns or chuckie dolls. No excessive blood, either. I like skulls, sexy witches, trolls, skeletons, spiders, tombstones, ravens, foggy graveyard pictures, things like that.) Tim Burton style.

I adore the Steampunk genre. Not so much the dressing-up in "costume" part, although I do have the prerequisite hat and goggles. I enjoy Steamy ATCs, postcards, pictures. Things like that. I have a Steampunk Tarot deck kept in a gear-encrusted box. I love it! I'm creating a steampunk aquarium. My bathroom is done in Cthulu and Octopi.

I have several grandchildren, most of whom are grown up now. Most of them are atheist or pagan.

I have three great grandchildren. How did I become old enough to have great grandchildren? All the greats, so far, are girls.

UPDATE! Add 2 grandboys to that list!! Yay!!

I just love 23andme and ancestry.com! I've lost several grandkids (15 grandchildren given up for adoption.. that I know of!) Through DNA, I've found several grandkids and have discovered some great grandchildren that I didn't know I had!

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I am a letterboxer. My trail name on Atlasquest.com is "Witch Kittin".

We have 5 cats. Ruby Rose, Mousy, Prince (of Darkness), and Marduk (King of the Babylonian gods) are all black. Trouble is a tabby Maine Coon. Mousy was "rehomed" to us because her former parents got divorced and her mom moved in with friends who didn't want cats. Prince's owners simply moved away and abandoned him! Trouble actually belongs to the dogs. They adore each other. He was born in the yard of an abandoned house to a feral mother. Marduk was born on Spring Equinox 2021. He and the littlest dog are best friends. Ruby Rose is our newest little girl. She was in a "free kittens" box out front of WalMart. How to refuse a little black kitten who obviously just wants to be loved?

We have also adopted 4 dogs. Sadie is some sort of scent hound, but she looks like a pit bull. She's probably 8 or 9 years old. The other two are pit bulls, Sookie and Alcide. Sookie is about 60 pounds. Alcide has probably about 15 pounds on her, so we're talking 60 and 75 pound lap dogs! (They take up the whole bed, too, leaving me a little 8 inch space on the edge to sleep in!) Phoenix is the newest little guy. He was born on Dia de Muertos 2020. He's "supposed" to be chihuahua and dachshund, but I think he's a smooth haired terrier.

So, I have 5 cats, 4 dogs, and fish. Lots of fish. I have a 60 gallon and a 125 gallon tank in the living room. Then I created a 300 gallon koi pond in my backyard. Had a friend help me dig the hole, but I did the rest myself. Planted around it, created a waterfall and put in 14 koi and goldfish. The koi that out grew the 120 in the living room graduated to this. I also have a couple of 25 gallon guppy tanks.

Oh, and I also live with a large hairy biker dude named Steve. He is my rock.

UPDATE: As of August 2, 2022, Steve is now my HUSBAND!!! I never thought I would have another one of those in my life, but here I am, all married and stuff! LOL!

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I am 420 Friendly. I am a nonsmoker myself, though. I have been known to raise medicine for a cousin going through chemo. I don't do it myself, but I do believe in it's uses as medicine.

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Favorite Crafts

I do mail art and Zentangle, mostly.

I used to do ATCs, but not so much anymore. Back in the early days (yes, I am that old!), ATCs were all about the Art. Now, there are ribbons and embellishments and beads and baubles. They look like a miniature mixed media card. I just can't do that. Well, I can, but I don't enjoy it as much. I have come to the conclusion that, as far as arts and crafts go, I can do Art. Crafts, not so much. I'm okay with that. I'm a fair to good artist, but my attempt at crafts never turn out as pretty as the ones other people make.

I am a member of International Union of Mail Artists in good standing since 2013.

I enjoy doing Zentangle and zentangle inspired artwork.

I've also carved my share of rubber stamps and made a few logbooks to go with them for my letterboxing hobby.

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Collections

I am a collector. I admit it. Is there a 12-step program for that? I collect:

Witches with human-colored faces (NO green faces! Shudder!)

Trolls (the old-school cutesy little dolls with the wild hair, as well as the Scandinavian kind)

Keys (old fashioned skeleton keys. I don't know why, but I am totally fascinated by them)

Rocks, stones, fossils (I was a geology major in college)

Cast iron anything

Beer coasters from McMeniman's

Fawns (especially antique ones)

Fish (live ones! LOL)

So... a cast iron troll dressed as a witch, carrying a skeleton key in one hand and a trilobite in the other, with a fawn curled up at her feet, standing on a beer coaster in a betta tank would be absolutely perfect. ;-)

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Ruby and Hammerhead

This is Ruby. She's my favorite witch of all time!

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Likes

LIKES:

I don't have a favorite color, but I prefer earth tones and muted colors, although occasionally a deep rose color takes my breath away and stops me in my tracks! I seem to have a lot of purple things, too.

Looking at my colored pencils, there are some colors that are almost worn away to nothing. Dark green, dark purple, aquamarine and dark brown, in particular. So, I guess maybe those might be considered my favorites!

Animals of all kinds. I could no more harm an animal than cut off my own arm.

Tarot-related anything.

Anything nature-oriented, especially rocks.

Old herbals, geology or paleontology texts.

Anything Pagan or witchy.

Rubber stamping stuff.

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Dislikes

DISLIKES:

I do NOT support Susan G. Komen. I am a breast cancer survivor, and I support other charities, just not that one.

No Christian stuff. Please do NOT send me anything christian. I have been physically, mentally and emotionally hurt by members of that religion, and I would prefer not to have any reminders. Don't ruin my day by sending me pictures of a mangled corpse hanging on a stick. I don't care who he is, or what he means to you. Please, just don't do it!

I would appreciate it if you didn't send anything religious, political or gory.

That's about it. I like just about anything else. I enjoy all kinds of art, especially mail art. I like to make Zentangle cards and decorate envelopes. I like to think my art puts a smile on someone's face in it's journey to your mailbox.

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Recipes and stuff

Steve and I are both diabetic and he has congestive heart failure. I'm always looking for good nutritious meals that are 1) Low in sugar; 2)Low in carbs; 3) Low in sodium (salt); 4)Contains no mammal meat (no beef, pork, lamb, etc. Chicken and turkey are okay); 5)Little to no soy, so no tofu. (I'm allergic). We eat fish, seafood and poultry for the protein.

Yeah.... dinner is a real challenge around here! If you have any recipes that maybe we can eat, please include them in any swaps. They will be more than welcome!!

Also, if you happen to have any recipes incorporating cannabis, I'd love to look at them!

DISLIKES:

I recently was tested and have discovered that I am a supertaster. Not as "super" as it sounds. It has made me a picky eater because I am oversensitive to tastes. I don't do anything spicy (one grain of black pepper feels like it's boring a hole through my tongue!). I like veggies, except kale and brussels sprouts.

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A note about

I mark a swap as "sent" when I put it in the outgoing box. If it's later in the day, after the mail has run, it won't be postmarked until the mailman picks it up the next day.
If it's on a weekend day, it may not get postmarked until the following Monday.
Ditto the holidays. If I put it in the outgoing box, and the mailman doesn't come get it until after the holiday, then it won't be postmarked until after the holiday.
Please keep this in mind if you see a postmark that is a day or two after the date I marked it as 'sent'.

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About postcards

I don't "collect" postcards. BUT, I do enjoy receiving them. I particularly like handmade, especially hand drawn or hand painted cards. I like postcards to be sent naked and written on. That's part of the charm of postcards. I enjoy 'strange' or 'unusual' postcards more than the "touristy" type. If you want to include a postcard as a "goodie" or "extra" in a swap, expect me to use it to write a note for the next swap I'm in. (Unless it's so bizarre or unusual that I absolutely have to keep it and add it to my collection of bizarre and unusual things!)

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Rants about DeJoy

Skip this part if you want. I just need to blow off some steam about the postmaster general. This guy has messed up the US postal system so bad that I don't know if it's even fixable.

Edit 4/4/22... Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is STILL moving forward with spending billions of dollars buying a fleet of mail delivery trucks from Oshkosh Defense, 90% of them powered by gasoline fueled combustion engines expected to get 8 miles per gallon, despite the USPS Inspector General’s report calling for a transition to electric vehicles for 99% of mail routes.

Does it surprise anyone that the guy is a total liar, too?

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Pagan, witchy stuff

I am pagan. My path is eclectic, which means I don't 'fit' into any particular category. If you want some ideas for pagan gifts, I like:

rocks, crystals, fossils

tools of the trade: wands, chalices, athames, etc

pentagrams

anything from Mother Nature: pinecones, acorns, twigs you felt compelled to pick up, sea shells, pretty rocks, tree bark, etc. Lots of etc.

pictures or depictions of God/dess

Tarot decks

I collect witches with human faces

dragons, elves, fairies, mermaids

I'm not so much into chakras, Reiki, aura cleansing, or things like that.

My favorite incense is Nag Champa. I can't burn it when Steve is home because he has an allergy to smoke. But, I still love the smell. I leave a box open on my altar or desk so I get the scent without the smoke.

I don't burn scented candles for the same reason. I love them, so I keep them next to me, but I can't burn them.

Essential oils are okay because they don't put smoke in the air. I especially love frankincense and myrrh. Patchouli smells like mold to me, so I would prefer not receiving that.

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Ratings

IntaglioDragon rated for BS&S ~ scattergories game L on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: The details on Laguz are really interesting. And that's a nice coordination of the letter with the postcard.
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Comment: Thank you😊
DaisyNY rated for TUT ~ It's A String Thing #109 on Sep 22, 2022
5
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Comment: It does look a bit like a girl. I like the way you made it look all shiny.
DaisyNY rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass on Sep 20, 2022
5
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Comment: I'll do my best to stay in keeping.
Response: Cool. Thanks for the heart! You are my 1900th rating! :-)
Rrush19 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #120 on Sep 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I really love the drawing you made. Looking forward to contribute.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I'm trying out a different style. You're welcome.
ariestess rated for ZZ: 'Yin Yang' 🏵 on Sep 13, 2022
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Comment: Oh wow! Thanks so much for both tiles! I can't wait to complete both and add them to my collection!
Response: You're welcome. I couldn't decide which one I liked, so I sent both! LOL!
khoffmaster13 rated for BS&S: Mabon Greetings 2022 on Sep 12, 2022
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mcorbus rated for ZZ: Zentangle/Book Page ATC on Sep 11, 2022
5
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Comment: I love the zentangle book page atc, thank you :)
Response: You're welcome!
Burger1girl rated for "Why did I buy this book?" swap on Sep 8, 2022
5
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Comment: I think I may like this book!!LOL Your note had me laughing, mow I KNOW I have to read it!! haha Thank you so much! Happy Swapping!
Response: That book is just bizarre! I hope you like it!
oddlittlemiss rated for Witch Box Swap on Sep 3, 2022
5
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Comment: Finally found time to rate your wonderful box! I was expecting around 3 items and was blown away by the amount of things you sent! It really made my day and I wish I could rate higher than 5. Thank you so much for the package and have a great weekend :)
Response: You're very welcome! I really enjoyed putting it together for you!
Ariaya rated for BS&S: Spell Pocket #2 on Aug 31, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely spell pocket!
Response: You're welcome!
chimerix rated for AMA Pass and Paste Postcard # 95 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun PC to work on. I'll send it along in the next round. Aloha!
Response: Aren't these fun? I can't wait to get mine back!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail! I was in need of a spell for healing old wounds / a fresh start so it was perfect, and im going to hang up the wheel of the year! I actually sent you that banishing spell ;-) lol! Im happy to hear it worked!! Ill continue to pass it on. Thanks again for everything, always love getting mail from you!
Response: I love it! I had a nagging suspicion it was you that sent it. I tried it and it worked, so I guess it's time for it to go out again to someone else! LOL!
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Hearthwitchery on Aug 28, 2022
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Comment: Prairie, Your thoughtful and generous gifts arrived this weekend. I love, love, love everything! What a wonderful surprise to find them in my mailbox. I will keep your letter in the Cottage Witchery book. ❤️
Response: I'm so glad you liked what I sent. You're more than welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for passing along the PC! I can't wait to finish it up and send it home to its owner. It's gorgeous so far!
Response: You're welcome. I love these pass along cards! I get to see so many other people's artwork. It's fun!
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Comment: Thank you for the fairy postcard with tarot reading! :) I will have to try to be careful and think about the wishes and dreams I'm putting out into the universe lately!
Response: You're welcome.
pynart2 rated for ZENTANGLE ~ It's a Zine thing! R3 on Aug 23, 2022
5
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Comment: Whaty a lovely fall design and the yellow booklet is perfect. Looking forward to more swaps. Thank you for your support.
Response: You're welcome. These are fun. I don't usually use strings, so I've been hosting string swaps to force myself to do it. I'm finally getting to the point where I like doing strings now. LOL!
5
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Comment: oh wow, got me again! lol. I'm gonna have to get a copy of that book. Thanks!
Response: LOL! I keep meaning to read it, but I keep getting sidetracked, so I just never get around to actually reading it!
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard on Aug 19, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending the PC along! I can't wait to add to it and send it to the next person!
Response: You're welcome!
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass R8 on Aug 19, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sending along the PC! I can't wait to add to it!
Response: You're welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

PrairieKittin on Aug 16, 2022:

itsnobody on Aug 14, 2022:

DYSC? Profile decorations

Here is the summer and I'm just Frappe addicted! I'm taking my Frappe right now too! And i can drink 10 more today haha. But I shouldn't.

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I like cold slow brewed coffee too~

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and a big iced Americano :)

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Hope you have a good caffeinated day and be very productive with that. Hugs!

DreamCloud on Aug 13, 2022:

Congratulations on your nuptials!

AZmom875 on Aug 11, 2022:

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 18, 2022:

Wow, well congratulations on the proposal!

DaisyNY on Jul 4, 2022:

Thank you for doing such a lovely job on this Twinchie way back when - it finally made its way home.

Artstamper on Jun 21, 2022:

Prairie, thanks for the beautiful tangling you did on my water colored Tangle and Pass PC It looks great.

sebastian122 on May 23, 2022:

Thank you for adding to my wellness bag! I appreciate the link to the salve as well. It's such a help.

sal410cat on May 22, 2022:

Great suggestion re: tPCC: Wellness spell bag, add an item!!!

PrincessLeia on Apr 22, 2022:

Thankyou for sending home my hd/hp pass and paste! I love what you and Katie have done with it!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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