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Last Online: January 7, 2016

Country: United States

About Me

My loves include farmers markets, growing my own mushrooms and herbs, writing letters and blogging. I am always interested in finding new restaurants and have a minor cookbook addiction. I am vegan for the animals - out of compassion and because I don't want them to suffer for me to live. I enjoy canoeing on the river by my house, biking, and working out with a kettlebell. On vacation, I enjoy visiting animal sanctuaries, riding subways in big cities, and touching the small town charm in the countryside. Traveling is one of my greatest passions.

Since I'm vegan, thank you for not sending me any animal products including wool, leather, bee products, gelatin, and so on!

Here are some of the things I'm into these days. They may or may not come in handy when sending a swap my way.

  • Deco tape
  • Embroidered or screen printed towels & napkins
  • Decole
  • Address labels
  • Trees
  • Birds
  • Branches
  • Owls
  • Mushrooms
  • Pussy willows
  • Squirrels
  • Deer
  • Mid-century modern kitchen items, especially in teal or green
  • Handmade pottery and ceramics
  • My favorite flowers are birds of paradise, cherry blossoms, gerber daisies, and calla lilies

Favorite Crafts

Cooking, painting, photography

Favorite Music

Scissor Sisters, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Girlyman, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens

Favorite Television

Biggest Loser, 30 Rock, Dr. Who


Comment: very cute postcard.. wish it was mine =o) I will send it in the mail in the morning!
mrsD rated for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Letter Swap on Oct 8, 2010
Comment: so wonderful to hear from you! and I loved the Wizard of OZ stationery :)
Comment: Your letter made me laugh. Throughout our years in Denver we always bonded with other Cali "ex-pats" through our mutual lament that we so missed Trader Joe's and our dreams of opening one there. Now that we're back we don't go very often because parking is so terrible.
Response: Funny! Their parking is notoriously terrible, but where I used to live I could walk to it. Sigh... :)
Comment: Got it! Love how the envelope was the stationary! Put it in the mail back to you today, so cute!
Comment: ..howdy to you too! i love the postcard and that was definitely a very wise advice especially for anyone currently in college too! i understand about always having a "backup plan" but i think for me, i wouldn't have changed a thing because i think one should always follow their passion/dream and not live in regret. but i guess sometimes it also comes down to practicality, making compromises/sacrifices while still being able to pay the bills. i hope that despite everything you're still pursuing your passion! (and i absolutely adored the Bart SImpson stamp, thanks! :D
Pepper rated for Penpals with a Postcard Twist #3! on Sep 7, 2010
Comment: Looking forward to pen palling with you:)
sim1 rated for Penpals with a Postcard Twist #3! on Sep 7, 2010
Comment: This was my first mail swap on swap-bot. I love your Mutts stationery, haha! I'm sending your card back today - hope you had a great Labor Day weekend and happy swapping.
winemakerssister rated for V Days of Xmas on Dec 26, 2009
Comment: I'm having the best time with my treats in the mail! Thank you so so much.
winemakerssister rated for Quick 'n' Easy Letter swap on Dec 3, 2009
Comment: <3
winemakerssister rated for TWATS - Tina says hello on Dec 3, 2009
Comment: Please give Tina my love. She's a great pen pal.
winemakerssister rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Dec 3, 2009
mrsD rated for Wyatt says what? on Nov 2, 2009
Comment: Wyatt and I both suffer from geriogoria! hahaha!
Cherries rated for RAK and Tell on Jul 22, 2009
Comment: Thanks for sending it as 7 separate postcards! XO p.s. I wish I had someone who cooked such fun stuff bringing me food!
JenDiggityDirt rated for rabbit food and bird seed on Jun 27, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the letter and the sampling of recipes. I, too, have a gagillion cookbooks and would love to dedicate myself to trying more than one or two per book. I loved reading through your blog and learning more about the dishes. I'm definitely picking up a copy of Vegan Table for myself. I hope to get you as my partner again and again!
Response: Aw, thanks, Jen! The feeling is mutual! Let me know what you try from the Vegan Table and your feelings on the dishes. :D
Artistic rated for Zine Swap on May 17, 2009
Comment: :)
kiki rated for Quick 'n' Easy Letter swap on May 8, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the letter! Your performance sounded so fun...I'm thinking the librarian asked you to go on with the show just so he could play all the parts!!! Hehehe! Fun fun! xxo
MistiKo rated for Zine Swap on Apr 27, 2009
Comment: I enjoyed reading your zine and thanks for the Doctor Who cards. I have to admit that Jon Pertwee will always be "my doctor". Not so much a Tennant fan, altho I gather lots of people love him. For a chuckle, look up the song "Carrot juice is murder" by the Arrogant Worms. PS I enjoyed reading your zine. I'm reading a book called "hey mom, will eating this chicken give me man boobs?" lots of similar themes. Oh, and your title got a chuckle from my husband. I don't think I fully appreciated it until he said it out loud. "I pity tofu"
anaferraz rated for Zine Swap on Apr 17, 2009
Comment: Hey Cadry. Thanks so much for the zine. I'm vegetarian, but not vegan, even trying to make my meals the most vegan possible. I gotta work hard on it. I got a book called Animal Liberation. I started reading it a long time ago, but it made me so depressed that I stopped. But I think you would like it if you haven't read before. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks so much! I truly enjoyed reading about your journey. I love hearing from other vegans who are passionate about nutrition and health - it inspires me! I think I have just about every raw food book written EXCEPT for the Raw Food Revolution book you recommended. I will check it out for sure. I look forward to trying your recipes. Thanks again!!!
sparklebluefaery rated for Zine Swap on Apr 16, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the color zine!

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inkedwithelegance on Sep 11, 2010:

Hey you! I just wanted to let you know that I got my Coraline postcard back for the penpals with a postcard twist #3.. I am shocked that it made it to me using on .26 cents as postage =o) cool stamp so I am glad it made it! Thank you for not being a flaker! swap anytime =o)

mrsD on Dec 26, 2009:

love my little plate and forks :) thank you!

mrsD on Dec 20, 2009:

you're very welcome :) cute goodies for a cute lady!

kiki on Oct 26, 2009:

you are so damned fabulous, i can hardly stand it! thank you for spoiling me rotten! xxo :)

Merozoite on Aug 7, 2009:

Yay! I'm so glad you liked your calendar!! I hope it gets lots of good use :)

KnittingCateling on Aug 3, 2009:

Thanks so much for the great books. My son pretends he's too cool for them but he really likes them. My daughter and I love them! You are da bomb!!

Cherries on Nov 5, 2008:


mrsD on Oct 12, 2008:

hoot! You're very welcome :)

JenDiggityDirt on Sep 12, 2008:

Hi! Thanks for joining the Amalgamated Vegan Society. I wish every profile on Swap-Bot made me as happy as yours does.

RoseHips on Jun 22, 2008:

Thanks so much for the fabulous package! Everything was perfect & my sister loved her gift. How sweet of you to think of her. ;P

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