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Last Online: January 3, 2013
Birthday: December 22
Country: United States

About Me

I am a 25 year old living in Wisconsin along Lake Michigan. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for just over three years, and we enjoying our time together post-marriage but pre-children!! Family is my priority ~ the family I was born into, the family my husband and I are creating, and the families I have developed over the years with kindred souls. I believe in God, I believe in love, I believe in second chances, I believe in no regrets.

I recently quit my full-time job to go back to school ~ a scary but well worthwhile decision!! I am going for a degree in nutrition, and I absolutely LOVE being a student again!!

Lately, I've been really getting into cooking and baking. I would absolutely consider myself a foodie!! I love seeking out local foods, and I also love the crazy gourmet stuff, at least to try it once :o) I follow cooking blogs, and I get a daily foodie email. I wish I had more time (and $$!) to follow this passion of mine.

I LOVE chocolate!! I really like to try different quality dark chocolates. I like to try regional snacks. I DO NOT like cinnamon, tea, nuts in my chocolate, licorice.

I am very much a girly girl ~ I love to pamper!! I wear Body by Victoria perfume, and I'm always looking for the tiny trial size ones to keep in my purse. I do bubble baths, and I love face masks, anything spa like! I also love eye makeup & nail polish, especially OPI. The one thing I do not use is shower gel/body wash. I burn lots of candles, and I like ones with clean fresh scents; no woodsy scents, no vanilla, nothing too sickly sweet.

I love to wear jewelry and accessories ~ I like to try new trends. Right now I'm really into the neck scarves, any color, or the smaller scarves I can tie in my hair. I prefer silver jewelry over gold. I'm not really into the hand-made clay painted earrings, but I really like the hand-made beaded ones!

I don't do a lot of collecting ~ I have no use for pointless knick-knacks. I LOVE postcards though!! For postcard swaps, I always prefer mine to go directly through the mail, no envelope!

I love, love, love the color pink!! I also like brown and gray, especially when mixed with pink!! Really, I do appreciate the entire color spectrum though.

I have a coffee themed kitchen, and I'm especially always looking for coffee themed magnets ~ tricky to find!!

I AM NOT into "cutesy" things: socks, cartoony stuff, Hello Kitty, animal themed items, disney, any of that. Also DON'T do halloween, not at all, I can't stress this enough!!

Wish List

These are items that would ALWAYS put a huge smile on my face!!

  • Starbucks Gift Card
  • Hobby Lobby, Archiver's, Target Gift Cards
  • Victoria's Secret Gift Card
  • Ink Pads for stamping
  • 90c stamps

I of course will adore any thoughtful gift/surprise that you think of!!

My Crafting

Scrapbooking, Card Making, Photography, Jewelry Making.

I DO NOT use eyelets or fabric pieces in my crafting. I love fun brads, ribbons and fibers, patterned papers, colored cardstock, neat envelopes, paper punches, sayings, rub-ons. I can ALWAYS use a bottle of Sobo Craft Glue!!

I also do not care for ATC's.....I guess I just don't really understand them. If you do them, great, but they are not for me!

Page Turners

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
  • The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  • Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  • ANY book by Jodi Picoult, I could read her again and again.

Silver Screen Favorites

Shawshenk Redemption
Elf (that's shocking!)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
We Were Soldiers
anything with Reese Witherspoon

Must See TV

Will & Grace
Desperate Housewives
Beauty & the Geek
Biggest Loser
Grey's Anatomy
Sex & the City
The Office
Law & Order SVU

Favorite Music

I enjoy a lot of different artists, but as a general rule I listen to Christian radio. Some of my favorites:

Casting Crowns
Toby Mac


redchuckstress rated for Secret Santa (US ONLY) on Dec 29, 2011
Comment: wow! you spoiled me! such great items you picked. beautiful box! The sharpies are soooo awesome! i was like wow!! my boyfriend sitting beside me goes dang! haha and love all the paper embellishments and tags and everything was soo sweet thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hughesmb rated for Gently Used Rubber Stamp Swap on Dec 19, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great stamps and notepaper!
fawnscrafts rated for Postcard Swap on Nov 19, 2011
Comment: Thank you
LyndensMommy rated for Find Three - #2 USA on Nov 18, 2011
Comment: thanks you sooooo much!!!! i love the scarf!!! i have so many and wear them all the time! 50 hearts for you!!!! LOL happy holidays!
catchahug rated for Local Flavors Foodie Swap on Nov 18, 2011
Comment: everything was so very good all i could think of was cheese so theres more to the state then cheese heads lol
theirmimi rated for Postcard Swap on Nov 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the Door County postcard. The beach looks nice there. :)
terilowe60 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #47 on Nov 13, 2011
Comment: Hi Katie! thanks for the great postcards and handmade card. Teri
Comment: Beautiful card, thank you :) xx
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for Postcard Swap on Nov 8, 2011
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful lighthouses!
millie52 rated for Postcard Swap on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: Thank you.
Mremptypants rated for Lighthouse Postcard on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: Lighthouses in Wisconsin.....Who knew. Thanks
Comment: I've never been to Door County and your card makes me want to put it on my list of places to visit. Thank you!
karuma rated for A Postcard For You # 4 on Oct 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the map card! I haven't been to Wisconsin yet but I know it's beautiful.
turtlelady45 rated for Find Three -USA on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: What a great surprise in the mail today! Can't wait to try to blueberry muffin bar and the organic sesame bar (yum, yum...)...the hand gel will definitely be in my backpack for the upcoming retreat...and I love the round 'g'...and thanx for the PC...I began collecting them when I joined SB!! HUGS!!!!
Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked everything! I had a lot of fun putting it all together... I think my favorite thing was the magnet!
SpikeyLisa rated for Tourist Postcard Hunt #5 on Oct 15, 2011
Comment: Great PCs and Notecard. Thank you so much, I loved seeing your neck of the woods.
Comment: Sounds like you had a fantastic wedding!!! It's so weird that we got married around the same time! Thank you so much! Your invites were beatiful as were you and your wedding pictures
Comment: Thanks so much for the package o' goodies! I've never seen waffle squares, these are neat! The teddy soap is adorable too! Thanks again dear!
Rapture rated for Surprise Your Sister! (U.S. Only) on Feb 27, 2008
Comment: My sister said "She sent me a fantastic package. In the note she said she hopes it would put a smile on my face and bring some sunshine my way. It did both. Give her the best rating you can!!" Thanks so much for spoiling my sis!!
facean624 rated for Handmade Christmas Cards on Dec 22, 2007
Comment: thank you they were beautiful!
kmcaine rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 12, 2007
Comment: Thank you for the nice handmade card. I love making cards and am so sad that I had to leave all of my stamps in storage when I came to Germany.

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slamophile on Apr 28, 2010:

Love your wedding album. What a fun wedding - and - that wedding gown - wow - what a skirt on that ! Happy marriage to you .

GlitterBunny on May 14, 2009:

Hello! Please come and listen to Brokenfaedoll sing! http://www.youtube.com/user/MelandtheTrolls

Lori915 on May 21, 2008:

Hi Katie! I'm in the swap for wedding invitations with you. I just saw the comment about your wedding invitations also being "simple and elegant." What are your wedding colors? I bet it will be beautiful.

I LOVE all the books you have listed. Well, I've never read Sarah Gruen but I will have to give her a try since you have such good taste! :) Jodi Picoult is one of my very favorites. I always get her new books as soon as they come out! Have you ever read Harlen Coben? You may like him - nothing like Jodi Picoult, style wise, but excellent page turners none-the-less.

I hope you come back to swapping after your wedding!

Juliuslove28 on May 11, 2008:

Ahh I'm trying to be! Are you ready?

pgk on Feb 14, 2008:

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Godsrockangel on Jan 12, 2008:

Congratulation on your engagement! You'll be getting married about 2 weeks after mine and my hubbies Year anniversary and about a week after my best friend. How are you doing 2day?

Wickett6029 on Nov 20, 2007:

I absolutely loved the goodies you sent me for the "send to the person above you" tag!! The chocolates were YUM, the coffee & tea are new flavors to me, and the lipgloss is GREAT! Thank you for being a fabulous swapper!! hugs

CherylCraftCabin on Nov 14, 2007:

Thanks a lot for the goodies you sent me from the Tag game Something Local... Send to the person above you :D

mordfiddle on Nov 7, 2007:

Hi Katie,

Thanks for the postcards and magnet. You sure live in a lovely spot!

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