Date Joined: July 8, 2013
Last Online: September 26, 2017
Birthday: October 22
Country: United States
Hello everyone, Iâ€™m an educator and wife in her mid-40s who enjoys everything crafty and likes "experimenting" with new recipes. I'm married to a wonderful ex-Marine who supports me in my endeavors to be creative in the kitchen and by having my crafts spread all over the house. Bless his heart, I love him so much! I am a mother to four beautiful children aged 20, 18, 15, and 13. We currently reside in NC with two outdoor cats and an indoor kitten.
Iâ€™m in the process of creating a blog to share my craft projects and cooking experiments. Some of my handmade projects will be available for purchase in my online store.
Coming from a family of 6 children, family is very important to me. All my siblings live within 30 minutes of each other and we have several gatherings a year to celebrate birthdays and holidays.
Growing up in the 70's and 80, I still enjoy listening to the artists of my teen years.
â€¢ Soft rock (Air Supply, Bee Gees, Boston, Chicago, Dr. Hook, Eagles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, KISS, Olivia Newton-John, and Toto)
â€¢ Classic rock (ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Led Zeppelin)
â€¢ Adult contemporary (Celine Dion, Cher, Journey, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Bonnie Tyler, Amy Grant, Billy Ocean, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, and Shania Twain)
â€¢ Glam Metal/Hair Metal (Poison, Motley Crew, Firehouse, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, White Lion, Stryper, Skid Row)
â€¢ Rock (Chris Daughtry)
Basically the only books I read deal with crafts and cooking. I'm extremely ADD and reading novels is hard for me to keep my focus and interest. I like books with pictures to keep my interest.
I don't have a lot of time to spend watching movies, but when I do catch a movie, I enjoy the following:
â€¢ Fast & Furious series
â€¢ any Lifetime movie (normally based on a true story)
â€¢ Scary movies (Jaws, SAW, and any current horror movies from the 1990s until the present)
â€¢ Tyler Perry Madea movies
â€¢ movies based off of Nicolas Sparks books
I enjoy watching TV in my spare time. Some of my favorite TV shows go back to my childhood. I like to watch any of the following:
â€¢ 70's & 80's sitcoms (All in the Family, Jefferson's, Alice, MASH, Gilligan's Island, I Dream of Jeannie, I Love Lucy, One Day at a Time, Bewitched, Beverly Hillbillies, Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Rosanne, and Good Times)
â€¢ 70's Adventure TV (Charles Angels, Incredible Hulk, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Six Million Dollar Man, and Isis)
â€¢ Crime Shows (NCIS, CSI, Major Crimes, Law & Order [all in the series], Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Bones, The Mentalist, and Castle)
â€¢ Cooking Network (Paula Deen, DDD)
I like a wide range of crafts. Some of my favorite crafts are shown below.
â€¢ Softies/stuffed animals
â€¢ Baby items (shoes, blankets, etc.)
â€¢ Jewelry making
I am always open to new things, so my interests are not just limited to these things.
I collect a variety of items just because my interest changes from one season to the next. Here are some of the items I collect.
â€¢ Christmas, especially ornaments
â€¢ Beachy things (shells, sea glass, sunsets, etc.)
â€¢ Oriental designs/culture (geisha, origami, kokeshi dolls, etc.)
â€¢ Fabric (mainly cotton)
â€¢ Postage stamps (the more unique, the better)
â€¢ Baby animals
â€¢ Scrapbook paper
â€¢ Buttons, especially vintage
â€¢ Altered art/mixed media
â€¢ Coloring books with big images to use for quilt patterns
â€¢ fancy paper (embossed, foiled, etc.)
â€¢ old or foreign postcards - used or blank
â€¢ butterflies and dragonflies
Please don't send the following:
â€¢ Religious items
â€¢ Inappropriate content (profanity, nudity, or alcohol beverage related)
â€¢ Perfumed items (some perfume gives me a headache)
â€¢ Items that have animal hair on them
â€¢ Items from a smoking environment
â€¢ Rats, snakes, lizards