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Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: February 11, 2015
Birthday: April 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a Youth Services Librarian, in a public library, working with toddlers up to teens. I love to read, and read a lot!

Favorite Music

I listen to a variety of music, but not much country or rap. When I'm in the car, I constantly flip radio stations. I grew up listening to oldies, so that's my comfort music. Other favorites include U2, David Gray and Bruce Springsteen. My current obsession is The Frames.

Favorite Books

As I said above, I read a lot! I'll read just about anything, and it's so hard for me to pick favorites! Older things I love: Paddington, Pooh, L.M. Montgomery, the Betsy-Tacy books, Little House on the Prairie...newer favorites: Kevin Henkes, The Penderwicks, Sarah Dessen (ya)...but these are just a few...the list could go on and on! I collect books from the older children's series the Happy Hollisters and Honey Bunch. Love any kind of travel book or book set in another country. I always enjoy hearing about what other people are reading.

Favorite Movies

Some faves include: Love Actually, Goonies, Serendipity, Bringing Up Baby

Favorite Television

I mostly watch tv series on dvd...current favorite show is Modern Family.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making ATCs. I'm intrigued by all the cute matchboxes, but haven't tried one yet. I like papercrafts, but I don't do a lot of scrapbooking. I do love all the embellishments available though! I keep saying that someday I'm going to learn how to knit, but it hasn't happened yet...

Other Stuff to Know:

My style is a mix... my house = Crate & Barrel/Pottery Barn + shabby chic + some antiques and flea market finds.

Things I Love:

*traveling, and things from other countries and cultures

*black and white photos, especially of buildings and landscapes



*Extra Fine Point Sharpie markers are my favorite - I use them to write everything.

*ribbon, especially grosgrain

*all things Christmas, especially snowmen


*vintage things - fabric, papers, photos, decorations, etc. I love old glass bottles, esp. the cobalt blue ones. I love using things like mason jars and tin cups for storing things likes pens and pencils.

*My favorite scent is vanilla. I also like light, clean scents, nothing too strong or flowery.

*favorite colors - all shades of blue, apple green, chocolate brown - I only like purple in small doses. I like pink.

*I prefer dogs to cats.

*Mary Englebreit


*prints, like paisleys and plaid

*I love all kinds of notepads - I love making lists!

*bookmarks (I can never have too many!) and all things bookish

*I don't have a lot of dislikes - it's so fun to get something I never would have thought of, or chosen for myself, yet end up loving it. That being said, I just can't seem to get into tea - I prefer coffee and hot chocolate. I love chocolate, but not with raisins or fruit.


Comment: I LOVED my Fall items. Thank you so very much! I really enjoy the book mark and I am excited to try the recipes! Happy Fall!!!!
leirali rated for Spooky Halloween...One Stamp! on Oct 19, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation and the recipe for the COOKIES!! I will definitely be making these very soon. :) I don't remember as a kid if this little kleenex ghosts you described, but I have made them as an adult out of scrap fabric and a ribbon.
CoffeePotPeople rated for Chunky House: June on Jul 10, 2011
Comment: It's Beautiful--thank you!
Comment: Amy, thank you so very much for the awesome list/letter of book suggestions! I work as an intern for a young adult publishing press so it's perfectly suited to me!! And I love the British-themed bookmark and the awesome tape you used--where DID you get that tape?
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad the suggestions sound good and that it didn't have too many ya titles, and that you like the bookmark as well. PMing you about the tape.
Comment: You hit the nail on the head with this swap! I have not read any of the three (THREE! Wow!) books that you included, and they all look so interesting. It will be hard to decide what to read first. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad I sent ones you hadn't read and that you think look good. Happy Reading!
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty house. I love to read in the garden.
stlouisphile rated for Book/Library ATC on Apr 29, 2011
Comment: I love the card -- and the Dick and Jane card too. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - I was maybe a little bit tempted to keep it for myself and make you a different one. :)
KittyBoo rated for "My Life in Lists.." on Apr 16, 2011
Comment: Thankyou. So Cute!
Flutterflies22 rated for Blog Followers #2 on Apr 9, 2011
Comment: Thanks for stopping by :)
hxckendra rated for Blog Followers #2 on Apr 9, 2011
VickiM rated for Chunky Row Houses: March on Apr 4, 2011
Scamp rated for Blog Followers #2 on Apr 1, 2011
memtree rated for Blog Followers #2 on Apr 1, 2011
Comment: thanks for visiting my blog http://consciousness-collection.blogspot.com/ and following :)
bb2 rated for Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-April on Mar 28, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the great package of holiday fun. You are very creative and I enjoyed reading all your notes and will use everything you sent. I especially enjoyed sorting through the envie of goodies!
Response: You're welcome - I'm so glad you liked you everything!
rachrnm rated for Monthly Book Club - February on Mar 28, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the letter! I definitely agree with all of your likes about the book - especially the robin! =)
Doreen247 rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 28, 2011
Comment: Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.
leecytx rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 24, 2011
Comment: I really enjoyed your verses. Thanks for sharing. Sorry it took me so long to rate.
provadia rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 17, 2011
Comment: Thanks for commenting! Hope you visit again!:)
AsAlwaysAngela rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 16, 2011
Comment: Thanks for coming by... hope you'll be back!

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thehappyhoneybee on Mar 23, 2011:

Welcome to District 13! So glad you've joined us...please stop by the forum and introduce yourself when you get the chance.


memtree on Mar 7, 2011:

just wanted to let you know i visited your blog, commented and am following your blog now :)


raven on Apr 1, 2010:


and the Monthly ATC Swappers group

dorsetdumpling on Feb 15, 2010:

Your Mary Engelbreit LP has just arrived and I am so thrilled with it all - thank you for such a generous parcel. I will enjoy using everything and think of you as I do - just wonderful.

CraftyAnnie on Jan 26, 2010:

Come join my Mary Englebreit themed swap!

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


vronica on Apr 11, 2009:

Thanks for the pick two goodies! LOVE it all!

raven on Mar 30, 2009:

Wishing you a Happy April Birthday birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

CSNYfan on Mar 20, 2009:

Thank you for the fabric you sent for the CPG wishlist! I have so many fabric choices and I know I'll be able to put them to good use!


kthanxbye on Mar 20, 2009:

thank you for the WTA #12 goodies! Awesome:)

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