Hello! I'm Amanda! I am a 45-year-old mom to two teenage boys. I make hula hoops and teach hula hoop dance to adults. I'm also a laughter yoga leader. My husband and I have a home typing/transcription business. And I work part-time in the town library in the children's room.
I have a pet cat, Millie. She loves to lick the window screens in the summer. Tastes like the outside!
I love bright colors and whimsical fun designs. My favorite color is purple. My favorite color palette is rainbow. I like all kinds of colorful cheery geometric patterns.
I love googly eyes. They always make me smile. One April Fool's Day (which is big in our house), I put them on household objects and food in the fridge.
I love puns and corny dad jokes.
I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my flow toys (hula hoops, poi, levitation wands, fans), playing boardgames, playing Pokemon Go, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
We have a HUGE boardgame collection that I enjoy playing with family and friends. Some favorite games are Takenoko, Lanterns, Dutch Blitz, Backgammon, and Alhambra.
I love bookmarks, stickers, stencils, and tea, so those are always appreciated! I love punchinella, drywall tape with holes, and things with interesting textures and holes that I can use on my gelli plate. I'm always looking for ephemera, maps, and patterned/painted papers for collage. I love snarky sayings and cute smiley kawaii characters. I love shrink plastic charms (remember Shrinky Dinks in the ‘80s?) and mug rugs. I love dark chocolate (no nuts).
I have enjoyed doing arts and crafts my whole life.
Right now my favorites are art journaling with stencils, acrylic paint, watercolor, washi tape, collage, gelli plate printing.
I also enjoy crochet projects like dishcloths, scarves, shawls, and cowls. I am working on a Tom Baker Dr. Who scarf at the moment!
I have dabbled in many things over the years and still enjoy jumping back in some of these -- rubber stamping, sewing, origami, jewelry making, shrink plastic, mandala drawing, polymer clay.
Flight of the Conchords, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Girls (my current fave—I’m only on season three), Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (one of my celebrity crushes), Schitt's Creek, What We Do in the Shadows, and Laverne & Shirley
My favorite cartoons/kid shows are Scooby Doo, Snoopy, The Muppet Show, and Sesame Street.
I love watching YouTube and usually watch funny clips from late night TV, cute pets, concert videos, flow toy tutorials, and craft tutorials.
Eclectic! Weezer, Prince, Bella's Bartok (my current fave), Seepeoples, The Smiths, Morrissey, David Bowie, The Pixies, R.E.M., Talking Heads, They Might Be Giants, Bjork, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Cage The Elephant, Sia, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, '90s dance music, '80s music, danceable catchy hip-hop, pop, dance music, hang drum music
Most anything except classical, country, and heavy metal, although there are things I occasionally listen to from those categories as well
I am a huge tea fan and have a drawer and basket full of a variety of teas. I especially love hibiscus fruity teas (berry and citrus), and chai. (NO licorice/anise or floral (rose/lavender) flavors though, please. Ew.)
The Princess Bride
A River Runs Through It
Pretty in Pink
When Harry Met Sally
Meet Joe Black
What We Do in the Shadows
Hunt for the WIlderpeople
Anne of Green Gables PBS movies from the '90s
Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, and for the moment--Adam Driver
Please no floral scented items. I hate rose scent and do not like floral teas.
Please no religious propaganda
Colors: Purple, teal, magenta, lime green, orange. I like bright and darker colors instead of pastels.
Animals: Bears, sloths, manatees, llamas, cats, big fluffy dogs (Especially Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds)
Baby Yoda! And The Mandolorian on Disney+
Snacks: sweet and salty, potato chips, kettle corn, cookies--especially chocolate chip
-paper with geometric patterns on them
-whimsical and cute Kawaii designs with smiley characters
-wrapping paper with cute designs or fun patterns
-children's book pages
-library cards and due date cards
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||Uncategorized|