I'm a mother to 7 beautiful smart and wonderful kids his, mine and ours.
I love to bake, design and decorate cakes mostly for friends and family though I was a cake decorating instructor at Hobby Lobby. I also am passionate about paper crafts, stamping, scrapbooking, mixedmedia, photography, and creating beautiful works of art. I have a studio at home and it is my happy place! I enjoy hiking, kayaking, but my favorite place is in the water. Under a pounding waterfall or jumping waves at the ocean are my heaven on earth. My son used to think I was a Mermaid and I didn’t deny it!
Today I'm listening to Milky Chance on Spotify , but 9 times out of 10 I'm all about Dave Matthew's Band! I also enjoy Jack Johnson, The Revivalist, OAR, Twenty one pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Honestly I enjoy most music and can enjoy Classical, Reggae, Country, Hip Hop and most genres of music. I like to play the same music over and over save the songs that I like to my playlist and shuffle through that selection.
I have not read a whole book since I got my iphone. I am seriously more interested in finding something cool on Pinterest or YouTube and creating it than curling up with a book right now. I would like to get back into journaling on a regular basis.
I would have liked to see the newest Hunger Games, Star Wars and Divergent movies, but the weather has been too nice to veg out that long! Still haven’t seen those movies, but I recommend Shutter Island with Leonardo DeCaprio it was really good!
We are currently enjoying or waiting for new episodes of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Orange is the new Black, Blacklist, Longmire, Call Saul, Bates Motel, Greys Anatomy and Shameless. I don't really turn the TV on for myself unless I’m watching YouTube while I'm folding laundry. But my partner is a couch potato so we do enjoy some series together. If the TV is on in my house it's usually for the kids or Him. I rather play in my studio!
Sugar Craft, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Stamping, Mixed Media, Collage, I love to alter, distress, bling out and put a bow on it! I wouldn't really say I have a set style, I get inspiration from many but I really like Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart, Marami small art, Finnabair, Teesha Moore, Heidi Swapp, Close to my Heart, Stamping Up, You Tube, Pinterest and life I'm always saving random things that I think will look cool on a layout or other piece. I like party planning and have coordinated several events over the past few years and I really enjoy that and DIYs too.
A- Ann Taintor, Alice in Wonderland, adhesive, acrylic stamps, art journaling, antiques, ATCs, aqua color
B- baking, beach, berries, Bath & Body Works, binder trading cards, botanicals, beach glass, birds, birds nest, bird eggs, Boxer dogs
C- Chocolate, Chocolate covered Esspresso beans, camping, cake decorating, cupcake, cookie or cake pop themes, collage, card making, coffee, coconut (pure flavor and scents), chai, chalk markers, cookie cutters, Copic Markers, chipboard, jewelry charms, CTMH, cacti, charcoal sticks, chickens, classic Pooh
D- Dave Matthews, DMB, decoupage, items for distressing, dragonflies, decorated paperclips, Dylusions, ducks, Boxer dogs
E- Ephemera, epoxy stickers, cool mint eos, embellishments, embossing powder, enamel dots, essential oils
F- family, flamingos, feathers, paper and fabric flowers, Finnabair, Flow magazine clippings, fairies, Fiesta wear, face mask
G- Goodwill, glitter tape, gelly roll pens, Graphic 45, giraffes, 7 gypsies, guava, gelatos, Gesso, gel mediums, graphite pencils, ginger
H- hiking, Heidi Swapp, all Holidays, handmade cards, envelopes and embellishments, holiday stickers or goodies for my Happy planner, hazelnut
I- ink, ink pads, reinkers, ice cream theme (probably also my favorite food!), inchies, inktense pencils or sticks, Indian food
J- journaling, journal pens, journal prompts, Jane Davenport, jelly fish
K- Kayakiing, skeleton Keys, Kitschy stuff (think 1950-60s), some kawaii (mainly food with faces), K & Company, kumquats, Kombucha
L- lemon (pure scent and flavor), vintage Little Golden Books (with gold foil binding), Lost Coast Stamps, Le-vel
M- mermaids, momma and baby animals, mixed media, markers, monogram letters (CRF, JRF and TJW), macaroon cookies & theme, metal embellishments, Martha Stewart, MAMBI planner goodies, 49th and Market, meditation, mangos, Micron 08 black ink pens
N- quality note cards, vintage illustrated nursery rhymes
O- owls , ocean, ostriches
P- photography, pens, paint, peacocks (love those colors!), pie, pocket letters, Punch Studio, planner goodies, decorated paper clips, cool or unusual patterned or handmade papers, postage stamps, pocket scrapbook cards for my planner, Prima Marketing, pink, house plants, papaya, Pooh quotes
Q- quiche, quotes
R- receipes, Retro, rub ons, ribbon, rubber stamps, Ranger Industries, roosters
S- stencils, sea turtles, sushi, Starbucks,Starbucks Morning Joe ground coffee, sea horses, Scrapbooking, sand (I collect sand from beaches in water bottles, transfer them to individual milk bottles and label them with the beach name....I would love labled water bottles of your beach's sand), sea shells, stamps new or used (especially cancelled foreign postage stamps), sea glass, sponge daubers, reusable straws, strawberries, sea glass color, mixed media sprays, skeleton keys, skeleton leaves
T- travel, Tim Holtz, tofu, thrift stores, tea, tags, color turquoise, texture, twinchies, toffee, texture paste, Tuesday Morning, Thai food, Thrive
U- unmounted stamps
V- vintage, vanilla (pure favoring and scent), vintage pinups, veneer embellishments, vintage red handled kitchen utensils, vintage milk glass, vintage ephemera
W- waterfalls, Washi, Wizard of Oz, wrapped gifts for my Christmas stocking, wooden embellishments, water soluable oil pastels, watercolor, white sharpie pens, wax seals
X- eXhilerating moments, xyron
Y- yoga, yetti cups
Z- zetti, zoos
Reward, foam or foil stickers
Cats (I'm allergic)
Alcohol or anything relating to it
Drugs or anything relating to it
I have a God of my understanding please don't force your religion or politics on to me it makes me uncomfortable
Please only send clean items (seems obvious, but apparently not)
I am really enjoying collecting and drinking tea again. My favorites are Chai ,Good Earth Sweet & Spicy and most caffeinated tea especially flavored black tea, citrus or berry teas, dessert teas like Stawberries and Cream or Sugar Cookie and green tea and teas unique to your country. My girls and I have tea tastings and make up an assortment of different teas to sample and rate. I usually steep my tea in a little pot that makes about 2 cups so if you want feel free to send 2 bags of the same tea and I'll drink it all day!
Please don't rate me less than a 5 without contacting me first. So I can make it right. Communication is key.
I never flake and usually mail on time (with 7 kids life happens),if you do not receive a swap from me please contact me and I will resend.
I rate when I receive my swaps I believe it is rude not to, if you do not receive a rating from me let me know. I may not have received your happy mail. Please rate me too so I know you received my goodies.
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