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Date Joined: October 1, 2016
Last Online: March 14, 2017
Birthday: March 20
Country: Canada

About Me

I adore anything handmade or made with love. I'm excited to join the community here! Surprise me :)

I'm in my 30s and am oh so lucky to have the people (and pug!) that I have in my life.

My name is based on "mystery science theater 3000", if you know what that even is we will probably get along great.

I'm an advocate for open minds and a believer in love and compassion. I like to listen (well, read) and learn about others. What are your favorite things? What do you find yourself daydreaming or wondering about? What are the most valuable things you have ever learned? What are your struggles? What are your accomplishments?

I love everything NYC - my husband and I eloped there because I wanted to get married somewhere 'popular' so I'd be reminded of my wedding day watching TV, movies, etc.

A note for my partners

I'm lucky enough to have a post office in the building I work in and a mailbox down the street from my house... needless to say if I click that I've sent something, it's been sent and I'm also happy to resend since it's so easy for me to do so.

However mail from Canada can be pretty slow, it looks like it takes a minimum of 10 calendar days to get out of the great white north and to wherever you live, even longer if you're not in North America. Canada Post doesn't pick up or deliver on Saturdays, either...which adds to the delivery time. So I'm not slow to rate, I probably haven't received it yet!

So if you're expecting something in the mail from me and it hasn't shown up (or you haven't received a rating), please have a little patience and send me a note. I'll make it right! :)

Favorite Books

I do have an Honours BA in English Literature and Professional Writing....I was mostly interested in technical writing (which is now my profession).

So while my peers were engulfed in poetry and prose I was reading instruction manuals for toasters and taking notes.

The last book I read - the instructions for a radio console I picked up at a garage sale! lol


I'm an avid collector... of nothing in particular. I live for thrift stores and rummage sales and curbside "junk". Anything that captures my attention and curiosity is welcome in my home.

And no china cabinets here. Everything I have I use for its intended purpose (or some kind of variation). My older relatives almost faint when I put Royal Doulton teacups in the dishwasher!

I have quite a few pyrex glass coffee carafes and interesting prints of pyrex/glass casseroles. When we bought a new house I splurged on a new, but vintage-looking fridge and stove that are both robin's egg blue with big chunky chrome handles. They're AMAZING.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a newbie zinester.... let me know if you want to swap! I have no idea what I am doing yet, haha.

Local Landmarks

I really love small town features and landmarks. Is where you're from 'famous' for something? Is there a tale or legend that everyone in town knows? Send or draw me a pic or tell me the story! I would love to hear it.

I'd love it if you sent

Pictures, postcards, drawings, letters, blank note cards, old photographs, tea (decaf only, please!), recommendations (books, movies, music), old stamps (my husband is a collector!) Comics/pages from comics (my 3 year old son is in a superhero stage!), stationery, maps... anything old, unique, or cool!


Hockey - Winnipeg Jets Football - Buffalo Bills Baseball - Toronto Blue Jays

The 90s

I'm a sucker for 90s nostalgia... send me pics of you in a bucket hat and a choker and let me know what your favourite movie soundtrack was (clueless, obvs)

Favorite Music

Depending on the day (or even the hour, haha) my tastes and interests hop around.

My staples are: - Pavement - Ben Folds Five - the Long Winters - the Beatles - Chromeo - Wilco - They Might be Giants

I feel like mix cds/tapes/playlists are a really unique way to get to know someone. A few years ago my brother was hospitalized after an accident and I had to commute 90 minutes to the hospital to visit each day (for over 5 months). I asked friends to give me mix CDs for my daily drives and every one I received was so thoughtful and unique.

I had classical music, progressive rock, hip hop, country, indie, classic rock, top 40 pop...it was really a cool experience and appreciated during that difficult time.


soccer8s rated for International Halloween Card Swap on Feb 3, 2017
kittymojo rated for Object Obituary on Jan 8, 2017
Comment: At least it passed doing what it loved ;)
Comment: Adorable
anandatashie rated for Image as a writing prompt on Dec 12, 2016
Comment: What a fun image! Thank you. :)
Comment: Love it, just love it! LOL
Monastelar rated for newbie welcome October on Dec 9, 2016
Comment: Kate, today came your envelope!! Thanks a lot!! was so nice to see the postcard (i dont want to use them) and the stickers! Thanks a lot for such a lovely present
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love the typewriter tape you put on the back!
Comment: Thank you for the nice trivia Kate, and for the nice postcard as well. :)
Response: you're welcome! Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: Hi there! Great PC, what a lovely note:) I totally want to find the parachute instructions now! Oh and coincidence, that is my favourite cereal too. Sometimes,when the weather gets colder, I pour the milk on and heat it up for a few second and then quick eat it before it gets soggy. Now I want a bowl! Also liked the typewriter sticker, it almost looked like it's a piece of designer tape? I will write back ASAP😊
Response: I'm glad it made its way to you! It actually is some tape I picked up at the dollar store. It was just too cute to pass up for a buck. Looking forward to hearing back! And I will definitely try the warm-up tip on my Just Right!
Comment: Kate, thanks so much for the awesome package! It was so thoughtful what you put together .The socks are so cozy :)
Response: It made it! Hooray! I'm glad you liked it. Keep warm out there! :)
Comment: Thank you for the colorful couscous and recommendation, Kate :) I seriously dislike it when my rice is gummy or too dry, too. I haven't had couscous but will have to give it a try; your mentioning quinoa reminded me of how, at a group interview for HEB in college (I wanted to work as a cake decorator, but my unavailability on weekends shot my chances), each group had to come up with a pitch for quinoa (which some people didn't know how to pronounce). It was like being on a game/improv show. Hope you and your family had a relaxing, good Thanksgiving ♥
Response: Glad you liked the postcard! Hopefully it can be a new side dish. :) And your story here made me laugh, lol
craftseverything rated for newbie welcome October on Nov 19, 2016
Comment: I love the card, thanks Kate. A map and needlework, two of my favourite things xxx
Response: Glad it made you smile. Thanks for joining my swap! :)
HannahEnilk rated for Handmade Envie and 3 Page Letter on Nov 16, 2016
Comment: Was surprised and delighted to find a second letter from you today! The envelope was perfect; I liked the simplicity and functionality! I think we're going to make great penpals. Thanks for writing back to my first letter and sending a second close behind. Appreciate you sharing about what this time of year means for you and your family. How soon are you getting your tree?? Keep building those traditions. :)
Response: Hanna! I have to say I had a good laugh when I saw that we were paired up in even another swap after this one, lol. I hope you don't get sick of me! We'll be going first weekend in December to pick out our tree, and hopefully I'll be able to think of some more traditions! :)
BluGinhm rated for My Top 10 Things to Do Before I Die on Nov 15, 2016
Comment: I love your list - and presentation! The envelope was even interesting - I'm so glad you mailed it instead of emailing! Thanks for the tea and the card (quite interesting historically). I hope you get to do everything on your list. I earned my second degree in my 50s, so anything is possible! As for your son, who knows when his "element" will become clear. My daughter's talent for being a teacher of children has been evident since she was about 4 or 5. Her oldest daughter's love of both science and fashion design (totally the opposite in scope) has been there since she was very young, as has her first son's desire toward marine biology. But her younger son and daughter - who knows? And they are currently 12 and 9. And have fun renovating an old house, if you get to do that! I live in a house built at various times from 1870 to 1960 (we could tell from both the deed and from items found in the walls and floors of various rooms. We started out with an eye toward restoration, but later found that it was just too expensive, and our house is not some unique historical building. So we ended up just renovating - and we are nowhere done yet, after 25 years! Take care and good luck with your list!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it and that my mistake of mailing it worked out. Good luck with the items on your list as well! Take good care of yourself :)
junemoon rated for Piece Of Advice #1 on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the appropriate card and the review of the book (sounds interesting and I didn't know about it). Quote was a good one too.
Response: You're welcome! I had fun going through my Penguin postcards and trying to match one to your profile.
Villemo rated for Ratings Booster #18 on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you for wonderful gifts :)
Response: you're welcome! I'm glad you liked them :)
LadySharon rated for Ratings Booster #18 on Nov 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, the scrapbook paper was really cute!
Response: I'm glad it made it to you so quickly! It was hard parting with that paper, lol
MyRetroSoul rated for Filled PC swap (international) on Nov 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing filled postcard! Your letter was so great. Expect to find a letter from me in your mail box in the next couple of weeks.
Response: Glad it made it safely and that you enjoyed It! Looking forward to your letter :)
Comment: Awesome cards,` `
Response: glad you liked them! :)

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Buecherwurm on Dec 20, 2016:

Wow, thank you very much!! :) I received your response to the "image as a writing prompt swap" today. Not only that I love the story you wrote to the image (yay, finally Henry has a new home ;D), I also love the goodies you included! :) I always love new washi tapes (the ones you chose I'll definitely use :)) and the cute owl greeting card. And the bookmark is just beautiful! :) Thank you for everything, I loved this swap! :) Hope to be in a swap with you again the future!

HannahEnilk on Dec 15, 2016:

"Awww!" I said aloud when I pulled your Christmas photocard from my mailbox. So thoughtful and sweet. Thank you!

HannahEnilk on Nov 26, 2016:

Hey! I'm the first to leave a comment. Lucky me. =D Came by to say, keep fishing! Glad the postcard made it, and if its timing is any indication, you can expect to catch something more substantial in about a week! "Sea" you soon! (Hope you don't mind the occasional terrible pun...)

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