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Date Joined: October 31, 2010
Last Online: November 26, 2021
Birthday: July 25
Country: United States
My Etsy profile (with favorites)

About Me

I have 4 children but only the youngest two are living with me now. I was a stay-at-home mom mom for 5-1/2 years, four of those were spent homeschooling. I have a BS in Education and a MA in Teaching & Learning. I recently went back to school to pursue another degree in Nonprofit Developement & Administration. In my free time, I enjoy reading. I love to travel though I don't get to do it as much as I'd like. I've recently become obsessed with sudoku...lol.

Favorite Books

I actually enjoy a lot of older children's/young adult books...Hunger Games series, Gregor the Overlander (both by Suzanne Collins), Among the hidden series (Margaret Haddix), the Twilight Series (Stephenie Myers), Harry Potter. I love Walter Mosley, E. Lynn Harris, & Patricia Cornwell (Scarpetta series). Mysteries are my favorite genre. I don't like a lot of sci-fi, but I love Octavia Butler.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy dramas and suspense thrillers. I LOVE old black and white film noir movies like The Maltese Falcon and Mildred Pierce. My all-time favorite movies are 50 First Dates and Green Card. A Christmas Story is a must-see every holiday season. Recent movies I've really liked...The Rite, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Rio, Secret Life of Bees,

Favorite Television

House, Law & Order, Falling Skies, Haven, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, The Closer, Decoded, Chopped, Cupcake Wars, Top Chef, Warehouse 13, Eureka

My all-time favorite TV show was Soap.

Favorite Crafts

I love handmade jewelry and soaps (I do not like the scent of vanilla).

I learned about ATCs after joining swap-bot and have been enjoying making and swapping cards. I would really like to learn to crochet. Art supplies, yarn, and crochet needles - even if its just leftovers from your own stash that I can use to practice with - would be greatly appreciated.

Things I Like...

Aprons, socks of all kinds, homemade soaps, lions, bookmarks, headbands & hair accessories, cookbooks, sudoku, word search puzzles, homemade toiletries (soaps, lotions, bath fizzies), lip gloss, handmade jewelry (my ears are not pierced), journals...pretty much anything unigue and out-of-the norm.

My Kids

I have 4 children...

Ayana is 19 and away at college. Her favorite color is green. She LOVES socks...any kind. The more colorful and unusual the better. She crochets and plays the flute, so she's always looking for yarn and new sheet music. She also prefers to hand-write letters and loves unique stationary. She LOVES LOVES LOVES anything Spongebob and wants to try her hand at sumdoku (loose sheets with answers are fine.)

Andrell is 16 and he is my sports fanatic. He plays basketball and football. His favorite color is blue. He is also my artist. Any art supplies (colored pencils, paper, charcoals, paint, paintbrushes, etc.) are greatly appreciated. Anything sports related would be welcome as well.

Anitra is 12 and she is my little actress. She has done a commercial and is active in local theater. Her favorite color is purple. She likes make-up, perfume, socks, hair accessories, cookbooks (or even individual recipes that she can make by herself). She REALLY dislikes pink. LOVES anything about ancient civilizations, particularly Greece). She wants to be an anthropologist and an actress when she grows up. She loves Glee, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Phineas & Ferb.

Jeffrey (Tre') is 10. His favorite color is green. He is very laid back and can find a use for just about anything. He's not picky at all. He loves to cook and can watch Food Network all day long. He loves science and learning about ancient civilizations. Like his sister, ancient Greece and mythology are favorites.

All four of them are avid readers.


J likes cigars, so cigar accessories are always welcome (cutters, ashtrays, etc.). He likes to drink his sodas using can cozeys (those little insulated things that are unsually given away as promotional items), but is always losing them...lol. He likes to read more than one book at a time, so bookmarks are appreciated. His favorite movie/tv/book genres are sci-fi and history. He can watch the History and Syfy channel all day long...Ancient Aliens is a favorite. :-) He plays keyboard in his band and loves all kinds of music but especially neo-soul. Favorite teams: Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Additional likes: pens, mechanical pencils, any quirky items, likes to see other people's ATCs even though he doesn't make them...lol.


Comment: Thank you for the candy.
Response: You're welcome...enjoy
Comment: Shipped well after the (extended) deadline with no communication from sender.
Comment: Just got my box today and I love it all. I love the finger socks, chocolates and christmas candies. My boyfriend tommy and son Anthony were trying to take my candies lol. Merry christmas!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. Merry Christmas
littlebetty rated for Christmas Ornament Exchange on Dec 20, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome...Merry Christmas
Comment: Happy Christmas!
lob rated for Merry Christmas: 1 card to 5 partners on Dec 12, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas greeting!
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thanks so much and Merry Christmas.
athanasiasmile rated for Two Chocolate Bar Swap on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the chocolate bars, looking forward to trying :)
Debaca5150 rated for Halloween in a Ziploc swap on Oct 29, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the bag of goodies!! :)
Jillow rated for swap socks on Jun 15, 2012
Comment: loved the skulls thanks
Nastee rated for swap socks on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: cool thanks a 3 for 1
Comment: Thank you. I love everything!!
Artistic rated for 2012 1st Quarter Reading Log on Apr 22, 2012
Comment: thanks.
sunnybea rated for 2012 1st Quarter Reading Log on Apr 16, 2012
hammerkids rated for Hand and Nail swap on Apr 6, 2012
Comment: Finally got it.
Response: I'm glad. Enjoy! :-)
PisceanMama rated for My Weekly Book Review #21 on Feb 27, 2012
JP rated for My Weekly Book Review #21 on Feb 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the review
jandmterry rated for My Weekly Book Review #21 on Feb 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I haven't read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but I want to.

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Cyndimom on Jul 31, 2011:

Thanks so much for the awesome birthday surprise!!! I loved it!!!*****

sweetpea22 on Jan 31, 2011:

Thanks so much for the YUMMY chocolate and gel pens for my wishlist at CPG!!! You made me SMILE!!!

Traceyk on Jan 29, 2011:

Thank you so much for the chocolate you sent me from the CPG! What a wonderful surprise in the mailbox today!!!!! :)

HollyBear on Jan 25, 2011:

Hi, Thank you for the great Random Grabbie Tag and Wishlist package from CPG. You really spoiled me and my son. My son asked who gave them to him and I had to explain it was a friend from online. (he didn't get it but said thank you LOL)

costcogal07 on Jan 10, 2011:

Read my profile and comment swap I see you are from Memphis! YAY!!!!!!!!! I lived there from 1993-1996 my dad and his family is from there well the Memphis/Millington area. I went back in 2008 and wish I could go back again soon!!! :) I am MaryAnn from Alaska, you may wonder what brought me to alaska, well my dads job with the FAA I am a SAHM myself, and have four kids. Thats cool you crochet I have always wanted to learn. My mom tried teaching me, but I am left handed and she is right handed. I do hope that 2011 brings many happy moments for you and your family!

TrinitySF on Jan 10, 2011:

Read my jprofile and post a comment swap: It was really nice to read about you, your husband and your kids! I love reading myself and I love to crochet! Maybe you should try a book by "Walter Moers" sometimes. He is a German writer but I saw on Amazon that his books are translated into English as well. Try the book "13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear ". I bet that you'll like it!

Maybe we can make a private crochet-swap sometimes?

Regards, Solveig

ladydy5 on Jan 9, 2011:

Read my jprofile and post a comment swap. You are very thoughtful to add your husbands likes on your profile along with those sweet children you have. Keep on swapping and remember to rate.

willowsmarika on Jan 9, 2011:

Hi! i'm one of your partners for the 'read my profile and post a comment swap. i enjoyed reading through your profile and getting to know you a little. i love travelling & reading too & sudoku is awesome :D I hope you're doing ok & that 2011 will be a fantastic year for you. Happy Swapping :)

~ Marika :)

reauk on Jan 9, 2011:

Read my profile and post a comment. hiya im your partnerfor the above swap.really enjoyed reading about your family... you seem to like the same things as i do which is a bonus. hope to swap with you again reauk

Cloverst on Nov 18, 2010:

Welcome to swapbot :)

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