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Date Joined: July 8, 2013
Last Online: September 26, 2017
Birthday: October 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello everyone, I’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.

I’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.

Favorite Music

Growing up in the 70's and 80, I still enjoy listening to the artists of my teen years.

• Soft rock (Air Supply, Bee Gees, Boston, Chicago, Dr. Hook, Eagles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, KISS, Olivia Newton-John, and Toto)

• Classic rock (ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Led Zeppelin)

• 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)

• Glam Metal/Hair Metal (Poison, Motley Crew, Firehouse, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, White Lion, Stryper, Skid Row)

• Rock (Chris Daughtry)

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Movies

I don't have a lot of time to spend watching movies, but when I do catch a movie, I enjoy the following:

• Fast & Furious series

• any Lifetime movie (normally based on a true story)

• Scary movies (Jaws, SAW, and any current horror movies from the 1990s until the present)

• Tyler Perry Madea movies

• movies based off of Nicolas Sparks books

Favorite Television

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:

• 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)

• 70's Adventure TV (Charles Angels, Incredible Hulk, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Six Million Dollar Man, and Isis)

• Crime Shows (NCIS, CSI, Major Crimes, Law & Order [all in the series], Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Bones, The Mentalist, and Castle)

• Cooking Network (Paula Deen, DDD)

Favorite Crafts

I like a wide range of crafts. Some of my favorite crafts are shown below.

• Quilting

• Sewing

• Quilling

• Crochet

• Embroidery

• Softies/stuffed animals

• Baby items (shoes, blankets, etc.)

• Jewelry making

• Scrapebooking

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.

• Christmas, especially ornaments

• Beachy things (shells, sea glass, sunsets, etc.)

• Oriental designs/culture (geisha, origami, kokeshi dolls, etc.)

• Fabric (mainly cotton)

• Postage stamps (the more unique, the better)

• Baby animals

• Scrapbook paper

• Beads

• Ribbon

• Buttons, especially vintage

• Stickers

• Altered art/mixed media

• Coloring books with big images to use for quilt patterns

• fancy paper (embossed, foiled, etc.)

• old or foreign postcards - used or blank

• butterflies and dragonflies


Please don't send the following:

• Religious items

• Inappropriate content (profanity, nudity, or alcohol beverage related)

• Perfumed items (some perfume gives me a headache)

• Items that have animal hair on them

• Items from a smoking environment

• Rats, snakes, lizards


Manurnakey rated for Ransom Note on Sep 12, 2013
Comment: Very cute ransom note :) And thank you for the itty bitty stickers - they were PERFECT!!!
laubee rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Sep 4, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing! The kitten is adorable. :)
angelbear rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Sep 2, 2013
nadagenovefa rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Aug 30, 2013
Comment: I loved that Jolly Trolley!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics :)
flyingfox rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Aug 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great pics, nice to get a glimpse into your life! Your kitten is soooo cute!!! I love the pics of the street car as well. Wow, blooming cactus!
bittent rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Aug 28, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the pictures :)
Leilei13 rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: I love the Jolly Trolly, that is sooo cute!!! Every time I go to places I snag a few paint swatches myself. They're really good photo backgrounds for scrapbooking! :) Thank you for sharing pieces of your world!!!
lob rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: nice photos! Thanks for sharing!
Jorie rated for DIGITAL PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT #2 on Aug 26, 2013
neecie rated for I ♥ Postcards! International #5 on Aug 25, 2013
Comment: what a great summer postcard ... thanks so much for the relaxing view & enjoy the rest of this sunshiney season :)!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard! :)
HelenG6 rated for low-value definitives stamps swap #2 on Aug 20, 2013
Cadfael57 rated for 10 used stamp swap #3 on Aug 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for your stamps... take care, they are cut very short on paper...
kendmari rated for Surprise packet #2 on Aug 11, 2013
Comment: This is one of the best packages I've ever gotten! Thank you for taking the time to pick out things especially for me, I loved it all. I don't own any Star Trek magazines and that was probably the best surprise I've gotten! I loved the Agatha Christie inchie and the office supplies, this was such a wonderful package to open! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you! :)
Lucine rated for Surprise packet #2 on Jul 31, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice presents, Christy. I will certainly use them. Don't forget to write the name of the swap the next time. I had to search which swap you sent:-)
ColleenPamela rated for Easy Newbie Swap #2 on Jul 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for my package and especially the birthday card! What a lovely touch, thank you again :)

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