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Date Joined: January 13, 2008
Last Online: February 5, 2013
Birthday: March 27, 1973
Country: United States
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homsteading blog

About Me

i always send my swaps so if you have not received something please let me know and i will resend.

i am a new mom who loves to craft, when i have time. knitting and sewing are my favorites right now. i would love to quilt some day but have not tackled that feat yet. most days i spend taking care of my daughter and my boyfriend but i sometimes work at our business. we own a small internet service provider in lawrence, kansas, usa. i love and collect audrey hepburn as well as hunter s. thompson items.

Favorite Music

i love so many types of music...jazz, blues, rock, r 'n' b, even a little rap and hip hop. i am not much on country and usually only listen to classical in the car while trying to soothe the baby to sleep.

Favorite Books

i read constantly. i love murder mysteries and true crime, also am going through a phase with parenting books, used to read the classics and i love history. i have tried scifi and fantasy with no real interest and i am not much for romance. i also have a love of crafting books: mainly knitting, christmas crafts, sewing, quilting, decorating. i also love craft magazines and subscribe to several.

Favorite Crafts

knitting is my first love. i am starting to get into scrapbooking for my daughter and would love to learn to quilt. i studied visual merchandising and fashion design in college and love to decorate my house.

Favorite Movies

i am a total '80s fan, love the classics like sabrina and how to marry a millionaire. i have never been much for blood and guts but i do like a good horror film like the omen and cujo. i have a strange love for cheesy chick flics like hitch, circle of friends and that sort. i also like sex in the city. we do not have cable and get no local channels so there is no tv watching for me but i do rent some series like sex in the city or the sopranos. and we are totally addicted to heros.

more info

i do not collect many things (other than projects waiting to be completed!) but i do enjoy knitting and crochet patterns (especially for children), and recipes for easy to cook meals (u.s only please, i can not convert from metric well). i have started to really enjoy a good cup of tea so if you have any (especially international) that you want to share i am interested. in my spare time i surf the internet for fun craft projects. i love a good chocolate in any form.


i am not a fan of kawaii or girly girl stuff. i do not like gold or pastel or country style items. i am not a fan of fruity candy or hot items like red hots. i do not cross stitch or needlepoint. i am not a fan of gaudy jewelry, perfume, or cheap makeup. nothing cute.


my home is decorated in browns, and other earth tones with a splash of ice blue for contrast. i love how to magazines about craft projects. i would love to receive parenting magazines, mystery novels, unscented candles, teas, good coffee, pastries, chocolate, christmas craft books, and sepia or black and white photographs. i am also working on a scrapbook for my daughter and could use any items or tips to help with that project. her room, and therefore scrapbook, is decorated in sage green and dusty rose pink. my favorite color is purple.

what i could use right now

black, chai, or spiced teas (i have more herbal and fruity than i can drink right now). blank note cards. parenting magazines (finally have a subscription to parents now!). chocolate (you can never have enough of that). maps of your town. mystery novels. and i am on the lookout for chap stick that has sunscreen and a little color, for a fashionable mom on the go. i would LOVE to receive this. baby/toddler food recipes, and homesteading recipes. i am currently training for a 5k run so tips for this would be great.


bookwyrmm rated for Color Fun Scavanger Hunt on Dec 1, 2008
Comment: I have yet to receive anything, and have had no contact since October. I will change the rating when I do receive.
shakira rated for One Envelope Scavenger Swap #2 on Nov 11, 2008
Comment: not all the required stuff were in the envelope . few things were missing .
sportzmedchick rated for Simple, Handmade Cookbooks! on Oct 8, 2008
Comment: Sorry it took me so long to rate, I thought I already had. Thank you for the recipes and the awesome little pouch!!
tinasloan rated for Local Newspaper Scavenger Hunt #2 on Oct 1, 2008
krstawrdtravels rated for Food for Hipsters on Sep 29, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for the extra special package. The recipes sound so tasty and I adore the little sleeve you made!
craftygirl rated for Yarn Ball Scavenger Hunt on Sep 24, 2008
Comment: Thank you for all the yarn goodness! Thanks for joining!
greenplant rated for Fabric Bookmark Swap on Sep 20, 2008
Comment: Great stuff! Thank you! :) You did a great job for your first time. :D
madsquirrel rated for Fabric Bookmark Swap on Sep 17, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much!
Raylyn rated for U.S. Book Swap (mystery/thriller) on Aug 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the book and goodies! I can't wait to start reading while enjoying a nice, hot bath.
bluejardiniere rated for Blog Love is All Around 3 on Aug 28, 2008
bookwyrmm rated for U.S. Book Swap (mystery/thriller) on Aug 28, 2008
Comment: Great sounding book! Also, I love the bath salts and gel pens!
Comment: That's my favorite t SHiRT. So cool. ! Thanks! For all the other cool stuff- thanks too. Brenda
Comment: Thank you I loved the movie and the extra's. The girls loved their little surprises also!
whinendine rated for 080808 Postcard Swap on Aug 14, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the card, and your baby is quite the Picasso. HAHA. Thanks
MissAlissa rated for 080808 Postcard Swap on Aug 13, 2008
Comment: this is a great card. it sure does feel great that ive graduated, thanks! i really love this postcard!
sunrooms rated for 080808 Postcard Swap on Aug 11, 2008
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed the postcard with the Aztec sculpture. :)
Degard rated for Show me your town! on Aug 11, 2008
Comment: Thanks a lot for all the info and pics of your town! What I really liked the most was the card with the cat photo in it :3
Arnden rated for 080808 Postcard Swap on Aug 11, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard. When we visited NYC last year, we went to the Empire State Building, but did not think spending almost $40 each to go to the top was in our budget. It is a wonderful city and I hope to come back soon.
Comment: I wish I could give two stars! This is one of the bestest swap I have EVER received. And I've been swapping for quite awhile! Thank you SO much!
elizabethofcourse rated for Telephone Swap #3 on Aug 11, 2008

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krstawrdtravels on Aug 27, 2008:

Thanks so much for joining my recipe card swap, I hope it will get a large number of swappers so we can get a variety of ideas :)

As for the 5K - I've finished one previously and am now training for another and a marathon for 2009. My advice: don't pay attention to the time, most people will be at home watching TV. You're a runner!!! Good luck & Chin up ;)

PostMuse on Jul 13, 2008:

There is a new contest on Notecards To Go group. Etsy notecards to one lucky winner!

JennieMaeD on Jun 23, 2008:

Hi there. I just wanted to let you know your package is on its way for the Lots Of Mail Redux swap.

GemMedia on Mar 28, 2008:

I meant to wish you happy birthday earlier, hope you had a good one!

ralesiah on Mar 23, 2008:

wondering if you saw the Audrey Hepburn swap?

Wackywahine on Mar 21, 2008:

I'm glad that it was calming for you and the baby! (the harp cd).

amybelle on Mar 10, 2008:

Thanks for the great teas! I got them Saturday... and thanks for joining my cup of tea swap!

mellow on Mar 8, 2008:

Hi Kris! I just realised that I forgot to add that my favourite teas are the ones from Japan. Hope you like them! :)

iheartswaps on Mar 5, 2008:

Hi Kris! Thanks for joining my Filled To-go Coffee Cup swap. You are a great swapper, glad to have you!


Wackywahine on Mar 5, 2008:

I am sending your package out today so you should be getting it in a couple of days.

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