Some of My Interests, Hobbies, & Favorite Things:

  • Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, soon: Island Skies
  • writing poetry (experimental poetry)- I’ve been writing since I was 16. The last time I counted I had over 120 poems. I wish I could write daily like Walt Whitman did, but that’s nearly impossible for me.
  • reading (fashion, fiction, poetry mostly)
  • mixed media arts, watercolor & acrylic painting, modern calligraphy, & crafts
  • planners/organizers, stickers, washi tape
  • cooking & baking
  • website & graphic design- This hobby started in 1999. I was inspired by MPVixen & Michael Dutton’s websites.
  • spin & sculpt
  • restorative yoga, meditation, sound healing
  • Native American drumming
  • tap dancing (clogging)
  • essential oils/aromatherapy
  • gardening (I love roses & terrariums)- It brings me a lot of joy to visit the rose garden at the New York Botanical Garden.
  • touring historic homes & sites- This is something my husband & I both enjoy very much.
  • miniatures & dollhouses- My husband’s Grandma Hope inspired me. This hobby began in 2003, with the partial construction of my Greenleaf Dollhouse-Pierce/Annabelle. I will continue to post my progress.
  • I would love to travel much more than I currently do!  I love beachy destinations most.
  • Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Styles: Bohemian Chic
  • Fabrics & Textures: Brushed cotton, gabardine, twill, burnt velvet
  • Books: The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, Bergdorf Blondes & Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes, The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro, Bringing Home The Birkin by Michael Tonello. I probably like the less academic type books sometimes since I need something to balance out my very Type A personality.
  • Painters: Francois Boucher, Jean-Honore Fragonard, & Michael Sowa
  • Poets: Sara Teasdale, X.J. Kennedy, Charles Baudelaire
  • Clothing Designers: Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera
  • Movies: “Amelie” & “Bridget Jones’ Diary” I & II
  • TV Shows: Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Frasier, Life On Mars, Dexter, Person of Interest, Breaking Bad, Elementary, The Americans, Better Call Saul, anything Marvel, anything Star Trek, Bones, Grantchester, NCIS: New Orleans, House MD, Unforgotten, Bones, anything Star Wars, PEN15, Kim’s Convenience.
  • X-Men: Angelica Jones (Firestar) & Jean Grey (Phoenix)
  • Building with LEGOs
  • Music: I’m very eclectic in what I like but jazz, bossa nova, and blue grass I’m always in the mood for.

I would love to know more about you!  Please leave me a comment :)


  1. Cynthia Gracie LONSWAY says:

    I would like the newest Essential Oil Magazine. Thank you 🐣

  2. Hi Cynthia:

    I believe that it can only be ordered directly from Young Living here: or please give their customer service a call at 1.800.371.3515. I’ve found their customer service to be quite helpful and friendly.


  3. Eileen says:

    Do you have Cinnamon Girl sandals? Thank you.

  4. Hi Eileen:

    Check with Cinnamon Girls, Hawaii: Hope you find them, thanks for commenting. Sorry for the delay in responding. Another option is that you can DIY them using plain black sandals, hot glue, and fabric rosettes with ribbon leaves.


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