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Date Joined: August 19, 2007
Last Online: November 2, 2007
Birthday: November 14, 1978
Country: United States
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About Me

As of 10/29/07, I am a bit behind on swaps as I JUST got a full time real-life job as a telemarketer after 2 years as a stay at home mom, so I'm adjusting to having to work again, and will get caught up on all swaps soon!!! I ALWAYS send out my swaps, so if you haven't received something from me and I'm your partner, please MESSAGE me before leaving a rating so I can send you something to make it right...I send most all packages with delivery confirmation

I'm a 28 year old woman from mid-missouri, where I live with my husband of 5 years, my 9 year old son, my 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love knitting, animals, crafts, crocheting granny squares, the internet, building websites, making candles and soaps, reading, writing, watching movies and nature.

Favorite Music

Music I enjoy varies greatly. I love pretty much anything except for rap and pop. Favorite artists include Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, Nirvana, Disturbed, Placebo, Pink, Matchbox 20, Alanis Morisette, STP, and many many others. I also love 80s music, being an 80s child. I also REALLY love musicals, especially any by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, etc. I'm a huge fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Les Miserables as well.

Favorite Books

Love to read anything I can get my hands on (Westerns excluded, thank you)! Have a special place in my heart for paranormal romances and erotic horror though. Favorite authors include Laurell K. Hamilton, Poppy Z. Brite, Maggie Shayne, Josie Litton, J.D. Ward, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Kelly Armstrong, and many others. I LOVE a good horror anthology...the scarier the better!! And gross is great also! LOL

I also enjoy some fantasy and sci-fi, self-help books in the theme of meditation, yoga, relaxation, dreams, etc. Wiccan/Pagan books also welcome. No Christian books or bibles, please. I have a special fondness for short stories. Oh, and conversely, I love books by authors such as Billie Letts, Fannie Flagg (go on British people, giggle away, that's really her name), Debbie Macomber and others. Check my Amazon.com wishlist above for books I'd love to have!!

Favorite Movies

I like pretty much all kinds of movies, except perhaps westerns and really boring dramas. I have a particular fondness for a good horror movie. Some of my favorite movies are: Phantom of the Opera (the 2002 Andrew Lloyd Webber one), Ghost Ship, House of 1000 Corpses, anything with Adam Sandler in it, Armageddon, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dawn of the Dead (new), Clerks 2, Jay &; Silent Bob Strike Back (and any other Kevin Smith film!!! I LOVE Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes), Dead End, Jesus Christ Superstar, Half Baked, Interview With The Vampire, Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski, Where The Heart Is, The 10th Kingdom, and Quentin Tarantino and any/all of his movies!!

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE knitting, yarn, crocheting (though my knowledge of crochet is limited to granny squares, which I LOVE to make!), beading and beads of all kinds, macrame, making candles and soap, shrines and altered journals.

Favorite Colors

Blues, Greens, Purples, Black, earth tones, dark colors, teal, burgundy, creams and beiges...there aren't many colors I don't like, except for Orange and bright pink.


yarn of all kinds, beads, TEA (I'm a total tea freak - esp. herbal and green teas), teacups, coffee mugs, coffee, books (esp. paranormal romances or horror anthologies), tarot cards, crystals, incense, candles, bubble bath or bath items, herbs, cats, dogs, relaxation/spa products, herbs, Kevin Smith films, alternative healing therapies, yoga, beads, home decor, candles, bubble bath, craft supplies in general, journals (I collect journals, which I write in all the time), embroidery thread....I'm easy to please lol

Smells I like: lavender, cotton, Moonlight Path (BBW type), Ocean/Sea type fragrances, Patchouli, Herbal Scents, Sweet Pea, anything relaxing!!

Random Notes on Me:

Just some general information that might assist my potential swap-mates:

  • I don't like "girly stuff", pinks, pastels, etc.

  • I don't wear jewelry for the most part. I don't wear any makeup at all. Occasionally I'll wear a necklace or a pair of earrings, but I'm not a huge fan of wearing jewelry.

  • I LOVE tea - tea will get you hearts every time!

  • I also love animals, esp. cats and I collect cat figurines, cat coffee cups, etc.

  • I love yarn, especially cotton yarn or yarns with a really soft plush/velvety feel to them. And I don't have very much yarn at all. I live in a small town where the nearest craft or yarn store is about 2 hours away and I have about 2 dozen skeins of yarn in my ENTIRE stash...so yarn of absolutely any kind is appreciated!

  • I live in a small house with 2 large dogs (a Rottweiler/German Shepherd Mix named Jake and a Australian Shepherd/Sheltie Mix named Sam) and three cats named Oreo, Demon and Kizzy. I do a lot of volunteer work for animal charities in my spare time.

  • I'm not allergic to anything, but I'm not a huge fan of wool.

  • My favorite teas are Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, Green Tea w/Mint, Chocolate Mint, Vanilla Hazelnut, Vanilla Roobios, almost any type of herbal tea (except chamomile), and chai tea. I also love Dragon Phoenix Pearl green tea, and Sencha green tea. I also love teas with roses, lavender, jasmine or other florals. I LOVE Yogi Tea, Tazo Tea, Republic of Tea. I also enjoy loose teas and flowering teas!

I don't like fruit teas or hibiscus-based tea blends (like zingers) at all, I don't like plain black teas, and I hate lemon ginger.

  • My bedroom is done in an oriental motif with burgandy and cream colors, my living room hasn't currently got a theme, but it's colors are blue and beige, our kitchen is yellow and white with sunflowers and butterflies as a theme, our bathroom is a light blue with light oak accents.

  • Things for my doggies or kitties are also appreciated!

  • I love bubble bath!! And soaps, bath salts, etc...anything that can pamper you in a bathtub lol

  • I also journal and meditate a lot. I would love to receive altered journals.

  • I'm sort of agnostic-pagan...I loosely celebrate both Pagan and Christian holidays, although I would prefer not to receive Christian items.

  • I love candy and chocolate - favorites include salty licorice (the hard kind, not the soft!) (actually ANY kind of black licorice or anise flavored candy), chocolate dipped altoids of any kind (peppermint, cinnamon or ginger), any kind of peanut butter or peanut butter & chocolate candy, toffees & caramels, salt water taffy, and buttermints.

  • I don't really care for ATCs at all, I prefer useful things over decorative things

  • Buy me anything from my Amazon.com wishlist and I'll be your best friend for life ;)

  • I only have 3 pair of knitting needles and they are all metal. Would love handmade knitting needles, or bamboo/wooden needles. I usually only use sizes 5-8 needles for my projects. Would LOVE to have a set of dpns, I do not have any and would love to learn how to knit socks on them! Or would appreciate additional pairs of circular needles as I only have one! Also could really use a needle organizer for my current knitting needles!

  • I'm not into Kawaii or HK stuff...it's just too cutesy for me. I do like weird stuff...the stranger the better LOL

  • I also love dried herbs of any kind

  • Through swapbot, I've acquired a special taste for licorice especially salty licorice (the hard kind) which I can't get here in the United States! If you have candy like Pulver Paddles (anise/licorice frogs), please send some!

  • I love dried lavender and use it in everything - teas, pillows, bath salts, etc. Also love dried catnip in bulk as well for use in handmade cat toys.

  • I'm NOT a yarn snob and love all kinds of yarn, even acrylic (which I use to make crocheted hair scrunchies and granny squares with). I use a lot of cotton also and yarn blends as well. I only use fun fur for hair scrunchies though, so I don't really need that much...

Private Swaps


I am available for private swaps, and I do have 10+ years experience in website design/blog design and graphics design. Need a blog redesign, banner or button made, or any other html needs? Message me! Will trade graphics design and website design for any items I like in my profile :) Message me if interested!

Also have available for private swaps:

  • A sterling silver, high quality pagan pentacle belly button barbell (never used, still sealed in factory packaging)

  • Handmade knitted dishcloths or crocheted hair scrunchies

  • Handmade soy candles, soy candle tarts/melts, handmade bath salts - have over 40 fragrances, inquire if interested in a 1-on-1 swap.

Forum Tags & Such

Current Forum Tags and Private Swaps


TO iheartswap - 1 green knitted dishcloth, currently in progress


Nela rated for Simple Tea bag swap (Inter) on Feb 6, 2008
nicholeanne rated for Quick-e-Tea on Jan 22, 2008
SacredYoli rated for Hey, LOOK at what I made!!! on Jan 13, 2008
emmajg rated for Quick-e-Tea on Jan 2, 2008
Comment: thank you great flavours
earthtobella rated for Simple Tea bag swap (Inter) on Dec 18, 2007
Comment: Disappointed again - this was such an easy swap too. Second time you were supposed to send to me and didn't. No communication whatsoever. Will change if I ever get anything. :(
CupcakeDD rated for Christmas Tea Swap on Dec 14, 2007
Comment: Nada. :( UPDATE: Was fortunately to recieve a lovely angeled package from Origamigrace!
scentednights2002 rated for Christmas Tea Swap on Dec 11, 2007
Comment: I haven't received anything from you. I sent you a PM and you never responded. I will gladly change this if I do receive a swap from you.
Crinolinelady rated for For the Love of Candy on Dec 6, 2007
Comment: This parcel has not arrived here in Australia yet but you know the minute it does I will enjoy changing this to a 5++ I am sure. "happy holidays" HOWEVER! You are still marked as not sent (why do I always get these ones! wow is me!)
Comment: Have not received anything - will change rating when I receive.
Annabelle rated for big teabags swap /international/ on Dec 3, 2007
Comment: I'll update this when you send the swap.
Comment: Nothing Yet:( Will change if I do receive.
cat rated for Only Pay to Ship US & Canada! on Dec 1, 2007
Comment: I'll gladly change this if anything ever arrives.
Comment: This was supposed to have arrived by Dec. 1 and it hasn't. If it arrives later, I'll change my rating.
crweixelman rated for Spa Day (US and Canada) on Nov 29, 2007
1CrazyQuilter rated for autumn treat U.S. only on Nov 28, 2007
Comment: have not got anything will change if i do. so sorry to rate a 1. have messaged you, but did not hear back.
earthtobella rated for Quick-e-Tea on Nov 28, 2007
Comment: Disappointing. Didn't respond to my PMs, and she's still marked as "Not Sent" a month after the send date.
dulcimer rated for I LOVE SWAP BOT!!! on Nov 26, 2007
Comment: I guess this is a flake situation ~ will change if i receive something.This was angeled by the awesome stuffbysteph,
FeltFinland rated for Weekly Newbie Swap #12 on Nov 26, 2007
Comment: I will happily change this rating if something appears in my post box soon!
ariel rated for Just Stuff #3 on Nov 25, 2007
Comment: I sent a message but haven't heard back yet. You must be pretty busy; sometimes life does that. I'll change the rating when I recieve the story.

Rating Overview

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3.9362 59 14 21
Completed Fives Threes Ones
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TC on Feb 24, 2015:


TC on Feb 24, 2015:

Stephanie Harkins

aka @nicosmom

littleabraham on Feb 11, 2008:

hello. i was your partner in the just stuff #2 swap. could you please rate me when you get a chance? thanks.

Adrienne on Jan 7, 2008:


Caam on Jan 4, 2008:

Stephanie--hey, I sent you a stuffed to the gills package for Knit--Flicks swap. It was the one that had 7 skeins of King Tut mercerized Egyptian Cotton, 7 other skeins of various yarns, two clover bamboo knitting needle sets, The Mummy movie, the Yogi tea you wanted, a small notebook and a pattern. I really took a lot of time and care with it, Could you take maybe a minute and rate for it?


fluffywelshsheep on Jan 3, 2008:

PLEASE DO THE SWAP and stop flaking if you appear on any of my swap again you'll be ban no question asked!!!!

1CrazyQuilter on Dec 8, 2007:

Hi Stephanie, I hope life is getting easier for you with the new job and all. I know things can get crazy in life, we all have been there. I hope to see you swapping again soon. Your swap friend, Pam

JL on Dec 3, 2007:

Hi Stephanie, Can you please rate me for the Only pay to ship swap. I know you have received. Please contact me. Thanks, Jeannette

VanHalen1 on Nov 29, 2007:

We all get behind at times, but how sad that your swap partners for specific holidays/seasons won't be getting their swaps in a timely matter. Receiving a Christmas theme swap after the holiday just doesn't seem right. :-(

FeltFinland on Nov 26, 2007:

My first ever swap and nothing - I am so disappointed and you are the coordinator too.

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