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Date Joined: February 21, 2010
Last Online: January 10, 2020
Birthday: October 2
Country: United States
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About Me

Please note (May 14, 2012): I was in a car accident last night (no one was hurt) and consequently do not currently have a car. A few swaps are due, but because I have no mode of transportation, those swaps will be late on sending. Sorry for this. I will send them as soon as possible.

Originally from Arizona, I recently moved to southwest Virginia. I like traveling, watching movies, roller derby, reading, cooking and baking, and knitting, especially dishcloths. I tried to learn how to crochet, but it didn't quite work out. :)

I'm shocked that I am a mother of a two-year old. I'm keeping my fingers crossed about skipping the "terrible" part of the two stage, as my daughter has yet to show signs of being anything but great.

I heard about this site from a friend who has been participating for awhile.

Favorite Music

I like a lot of stuff, but I love 80s stuff. My favorite band is New Kids on the Block. As unlikely as it seems, I also like the Cure and Depeche Mode. :D

Really, though, I love discovering new music. Generally speaking, I don't like country. I like a bit of everything else, though, including J-Pop.

As for newer stuff, I like the Killers, Coldplay, Metro Station, Bruno Mars, Hot Chelle Rae, Pink's newer stuff....

Favorite Movies

Among my top 20 (in no particular order):

(the original) Willy Wonka, Father Goose, Father of the Bride, Gone With the Wind, Labyrinth, Atonement, Wanted, Ironman, Enchanted, Amelie, Clueless (blush), Penelope, Clash of the Titans (original), The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn, A Life Less Ordinary, Donnie Darko

Recent likes, even if not in my Top 20: Twilight series, The Avengers, Ted, The Hunger Games...

Favorite Television

The Office (both UK and U.S.A), Fraggle Rock, Arrested Development, Queer As Folk (UK), The Biggest Loser (I know, I know...), Smallville, almost anything on the Food Network, but especially Throwdown w/Bobby Flay, Good Eats, & Iron Chef.

Favorite Crafts

I love all handmade things, but as for those I do myself, I knit (although I've been knitting off and on for about six years now, I'm still not great and still have to follow a pattern), I am learning to crochet, and I am slowly learning how to craft with paper (scrapbooking, bookmarks, and things like that). I wish I knew how to sew, but alas, I'll learn at some point, but don't have time now.

I love glass, as in blown glass beads or glasses. I once made my own glass bead at a glass shop, and that made me want to start crafting everything in glass on my own, but again, time, money...

I also like bags. I'm currently trying to knit my first bag, so wish me luck with that!


Colors: Burgandy, purple, pink... black combined with any of the former

Weather: sunny and warm!

Number: 6

Blogs: food-related blogs

Animals: sharks, whales, dolphins, koalas

Flower: cherry blossom (sakura)

Drinks: hot chocolate or hot cocoa (but not any with fruit flavors, such as "orange chocolate," or the like), teas (esp. different varieties of chai & other black teas)

I lived in Japan for 3 years, so I love Japanese or Japan-inspired things.

Japanese characters: Hello Kitty and Domo-kun. Doraemon and Anpanman are cute, too.

I also lived in Britain for a while, so I love British things, esp. British chocolates, teas, and biscuits.

Scents: vanilla, honey, honeysuckle, cherry blossom, lavender, cotton blossom, fresh linen... and many more

Mythological creatures: fairies, unicorns...

Comic book: Sandman, but also like Spiderman & Daredevil a lot, too. I am excited about the upcoming Avengers movie.

Snacks: dark chocolate, sunflower seeds, dark chocolate, cookies, dark chocolate, chips, dark chocolate, fruit, chocolate & caramel, etc.

Socks: all, but especially funky knee socks, fluffy/soft socks, and toe socks. :)

Band: New Kids on the Block --> over the past few years, I've enjoyed (re)going to many of their concerts, including Joe McIntyre's solo (w/Eman) shows and Jordan Knight's solo shows. There's a certain kind of happiness that comes from reliving the joys brought back from my teen years...

Favorite Books

I read a lot, from Spenser's Faerie Queene to current trash pop novels.

On the fun side, I love the Twilight series, Harry Potter series, The Dark is Rising series, any book by Neil Gaiman (well, not American Gods), and almost any book by Nick Hornby. I used to like Irvine Welsh, until I realized how disturbing some of the (unnecessary) violence in his novels is.

Generally speaking, I like fantasy, young adult, quirky (and admittedly cheesy) books written for women, but not romance novels.

I'm currently reading Little Lady, Bit Apple by Hester Browne, Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith, and Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones (a cookbook).


Do NOT like:


artificial sweeteners,



almost any type of nut,

orange/chocolate combos,


black licorice,

peanut butter...


I have a tendency to not only like things, but instead, I become a bit obsessive over some of the things I like. These include:

New Kids on the Block: I try to go to as many of their events as possible, including the solo shows of a couple of the members of the group. I try to get my photo taken with them at any point possible. As a matter of fact, I drove 8 hours this summer to go to somewhere one of the guys was appearing...(I also managed to fit them in my profile three times, so I'm sure that says something, too.) :D

Twilight: Loved the series. I even took my niece to the 12-hour long showing of the newest movie.

Comic book stuff: I loved the Avengers movie this summer...

Yarn: I have TONS of it, but I can't seem to stop buying more, and more, and more...


emrajr69 rated for Pick your swap on Nov 8, 2012
honeyblossom rated for OCTOBER Bornday Cards on Sep 23, 2012
Comment: I will rerate if I receive anything.
churlann rated for Craft Me Something on Sep 16, 2012
Comment: Very disappointed that you didn't send out your craft. I would be willing to rerate you if you decide to follow through.
Comment: I will be happy to change this rating if I ever receive anything.
Comment: It's gorgeous, thank you so much!
Comment: Fact: Neil Gaiman is the only (famous) person I've met that made me stutter and sweat.
Response: I met him at one of his readings. Although I was a bit nervous, he was so nice it was easy to talk to him.
LizzyW rated for Handmade bookmark swap on Jun 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the bookmark.
Comment: Thanks for the great book marks! Emily
Comment: Very nice--thank you!
Comment: thank you
raeaz rated for Mail Art Envelope for Beginners #2 on Jun 3, 2012
Comment: Great envelopes :} Thank you!
grannysimpson rated for May gift tag: May Flowers on May 29, 2012
churlann rated for Decorate an envelope with Hearts! on May 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the cute envie with hearts. what a great idea to recycle recipes.I will try some new things soon. I cook more in the summer when I am off school. I hope you found a new car!!
artisticsole rated for QUICK craft paper swap #6 on May 6, 2012
Comment: Love, Love, Love the Paper!! Halloween is my fav!!! and such a great envie!! Thank You so much!!! Many <3's!!!
Response: Glad you liked it. :)
Moominbrooke rated for Electronic: Decorate my profile on Apr 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you. All I see is an elbow, though. I am not sure how to squish images, either.
Naeco rated for Electronic: Decorate my profile on Apr 29, 2012
Comment: That's really cool and interesting! Thank you for the awesome picture. :D
rsj244 rated for Mail Art Envelope for Beginners on Apr 28, 2012
Comment: The envelope was cute - not sure why you'd include sheets of stickers with stickers missing???
Response: I'm glad you liked the envelope, but I'm disappointed that you were not happy with the stickers. I do plenty of sticker swaps, and it is fairly usual to send and receive sheets of stickers with stickers missing, which is why I sent sheets (plural) rather than just one sheet. Ah, well.
Slantedsunlight rated for Homemade Facial Recipe Swap on Apr 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful dishcloth... I really love the pink :)
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart. :)

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catsandscales on Jun 9, 2012:

Just wanted to let you know I'm getting your letters & postcards & cards and enjoying them very very much!! =) Been busy or I'd have written back already. ;) Thank you!

Moominbrooke on Apr 30, 2012:

For the decorate my profile swap! Here's the Sandman for you! :0)

Naeco on Apr 29, 2012:

~For the decorate my profile swap

Naeco on Apr 29, 2012:

alt text Here's some good old Buster for ya! I just saw your "obsessions" section, paired with the Favorite TV, and that's how I got this picture. [;

abbyaguas on Apr 28, 2012:

Hi Brandy :D I hope you liked this pic. I got this image for you because you mentioned that you are obsessed with yarn, love Japan, and find Hello Kitty cute :) I was searching for something sakura, as I also like them. In fact, it's one of the flowers that I long to see.

Oh, and let's not give up on crochet... while we still have time. I stopped them because I find them hard now to do. I should buy a guide so I can learn better.

Hope this will bring you smiles :) ~Electronic: Decorate my Profile

twinmommycreations on Apr 27, 2012:

Hey Brandi, my boys are 10 months now... They are definitely a handful, but they cant walk yet... unlike your little one, that Im sure keeps you on your toes :) Thanks for the great dishcloth, I love it :)

justined0414 on Mar 30, 2012:

I got your envies from the WTA today! Thank you so much and happy swapping!

marzipandaizy on Aug 30, 2011:

from you I meant, not me :)

marzipandaizy on Aug 30, 2011:

I don't seem to have received a summer playlist from me. Maybe it went to my junk mail so could you please resend. Thanks.

mejulia on Nov 29, 2010:

Thank you for the gorgeous card and post card from the Oct. WTA in the notecards to go group!

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