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Hi, IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m Anne, and IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m so happy to have found this great site! I'm a wife, mom, happy homemaker and writer. have been married 22 years to a wonderful man, have 3 great kids, 4 silly cats and a goofy dog. We live in Kingwood, Texas in the U.S.A.
I love reading, writing letters, writing non-fiction and some romance, penpalling, journaling, Postcrossing, cooking, listening to music, and birdwatching. IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m slowly making our backyard into a bird Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“oasisĂ˘â‚¬Âť - itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s such fun to sit on my back patio in the mornings, drinking my coffee and watching their antics! I also love coloring mandalas and just hanging out at home with my family.
Although I have a B.A. in Psychology (Texas A&M University),I am a stay-at-home-mom/homemaker, and I love it. I am dabbling in writing some contemporary romance for fun. We'll see how it goes.
I love art of all kinds, and make it to museums as often as I can. My favorite artists include Andrew Wyeth, John William Waterhouse, Andy Warhol, Renoir, Degas, and Jackson Pollock, to name a few - but most art Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“movesĂ˘â‚¬Âť me.
IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m a Leo (born in August) and love anything about lions and also anything with a sun symbol or the Leo symbol.
Soft and hard rock hits from the 70Ă˘â‚¬â„˘s and 80Ă˘â‚¬â„˘s, R&B and Motown classics,, global fusion style sometimes, and classical music are my favorites, but IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m always open to new stuff too.
I love both non-fiction and fiction. Biography, history, books about animal behavior, books about other cultures, and self-improvement type books are faves. Oh, and any book about autism is high on my list (my 17 year old has moderate/severe classic autism, and my 20 year old has a milder form).
Fiction, well IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m all over the map. Recently I discovered Kate Morton's books and I'm in love with them! I also enjoy dystopian and post-apocalyptic genre. And I like a good thriller or horror book. And I'll always enjoy a good romance novel - it's such a sweet escape.
Top books of all time are: Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Gone with the Wind,Ă˘â‚¬Âť "Sea Biscuit," "It," "Animals in Translation," "Making Peace with Autism," Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Lolita,Ă˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Brave New World,Ă˘â‚¬Âť "Alive," "Hell House," "Surrendering to Motherhood," and Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Rebecca.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
I love movies! Too many to count! Not really that into romantic comedies - with the exception of Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“When Harry met SallyĂ˘â‚¬Âť - which is in my top 10 for sure). Oh and if it has Sandra Bullock - I love her!
I really enjoy comedy like Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Bridesmaids,Ă˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“21 Jump StreetĂ˘â‚¬Âť - I love to laugh. I also enjoy horror and thrillers. And biggies like Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“TitanicĂ˘â‚¬Âť and Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Gladiator.Ă˘â‚¬Âť All time favorite movies are Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Gone With the WindĂ˘â‚¬Âť and Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Rebecca.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
Kind of a Star Wars geek and I LOVED "The Force Awakens" : )
My husband and I love to chill on the couch together after the kids go to bed watching Neflix. All-time faves: Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“24,Ă˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Breaking Bad,Ă˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Dexter,Ă˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The Walking Dead,Ă˘â‚¬Âť "Psych," Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The Blacklist," Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Downton Abbey," "Modern Family," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "The Middle."
Oh and I have to confess: I am obsessed with the Hallmark Christmas movies. I don't care if they are corny, that's probably why I love them so much!
I sure wish I was Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“craftyĂ˘â‚¬Âť but that is sadly not a talent I have. I channel my creativity through things like coloring mandalas, writing, and doodling over all my lists and calendars. Oh and stickers. Stickers can make just about anything happy. : )
What follows is NOT a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“gimme listĂ˘â‚¬Âť - IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m excited as a kid to get ANYthing in the mail, trust me. I'm easy to please : )
~The colors Red and Yellow and Gold
~bath and pampering stuff - all scents and kinds!
~ALL things related to letter writing: stationery and note sets, envelopes, etc.
~Cute stationery is something I have a really hard time finding!
~notepads, notebooks, journals - all styles and sizes
~animal themes - I love birds (esp. blackbirds and owls), peacocks, lions and big cats, domestic cats, dogs, all wildlife...if itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s an animal or it flies, I love it (yes even bats are cute to me!).
~deco tape/washi tape - love, love, LOVE!
~Holiday themed anything - I'm nuts about holidays (all of them: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter...)