Popsicles & Lollipops

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About me

Industry Arts
Location Florida, United States
Introduction First and foremost, I am a mom to three wonderful kids. This role really has defined me as of late. Besides a mom, I am a wife, daughter and friend who is still struggling to figure out what I want to be when I "grow up". There are just too many things out there that I find that I love doing. It becomes more and more difficult, with each passing day, to edit my never-ending list of aspirations, inspirations, motivations, wanna-tries, to-dos and so on and so forth. Right now I am a pack-rat aspiring to become a minimalist. Crafting helps me gain control, giving me an outlet, a purpose and a reason to be such a squirrel of a hoarder. It's all in the genes I tell you. You should meet my mom! I live to learn, to discover, to create, to laugh and to love.
Interests Vintage ephemera, cracker jack charms, vintage linens (kitchen towels, aprons, pillowcases, tablecloths etc.), all kinds of kitschy items like chipped chalkware dogs and 60s vinyl eared carnival toys, vintage childrens books and cookbooks and crafting books, pretty much anything made of felt, decorative stitchery, vintage dolls, paint by numbers, handmade cards & envelopes, pennants and garlands, stamps, gnomes, owls, fairy gardens, thrift shopping & tag sales, daydreaming, writing letters, recycled crafts, pumpkins & gourds, Halloween and Valentine's Day, maps, the quilts of Gee's Bend, baking, cooking, gardening, anything that reminds me of my childhood growing up in the 70s and 80s like Fashion Plates, my Knit Magic, scratch and sniff stickers, Choose Your Own Adventure books, and my Darci disco doll with her gold lame pants, Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew & Bobbsey Twins books, playing scrabble, reading about farm life & simple living...there's much, much more, but I'll leave it at that for now.
Favorite Movies Sixteen Candles, Young Frankenstein, Boogie Nights, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Breaking Away, Napoleon Dynamite, ABC After School Specials (remember those?), Shawshank Redemption, Jaws, The Shining, Arsenic & Old Lace, Hitchcock Films, Toy Story, Cinderella, Saturday Night Fever, Airplane, Caddyshack, A Christmas Story, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Ice Storm, Best in Show, The Wizard of Oz, Out of Africa, Pulp Fiction, The Graduate, Scarface, Jerry Macguire, Knocked Up, Mr. Mom, Being John Malkovich, The English Patient, Sideways, Lost in Translation, Sleeper, Forrest Gump, Adaptation, Sex, Lies & Videotape, Like Water for Chocolate, Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Favorite Music The Smiths, The Pixies, The Police, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, David Bowie, The Ramones
Favorite Books Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Confederacy of Dunces, Catcher in The Rye, American Junk, Are You There God? It's Me Margaret

Why do you think honeydew is the money melon?

It's green isn't it (at least on the inside)? And green is the color o' money, which is actually quite funny, because if I were doing a word association game and someone called out green, I feel quite certain I would yell out apple or pear, or maybe grass. Is that a value statement? Hmmm.