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Cait :)


I love writing, art, and running. I'm currently working as a freelance writer doing articles and short stories, as well as working on a novel on the side. I write articles on a variety of subjects, including health and fitness, sports, art projects and activities, but love to learn about new things and don't mind doing a bit of research for any job! My favorite is probably creative writing, in which I draw of personal experiences, funny observations, or anything else that strikes me. I have both a witty and humorous side, but also a more serious one as well. I live in Oregon with my cat and brother, and have another younger brother and sister as well!

I hope you enjoy poking around and I will be adding more of my works soon!
Be sure to visit my Art Website too! :)


Boardgames with a personal twist...play your way!

Hey all...who lives in that pineapple under the sea? Okay, if you're not a Spongebob fan, that's okay, but this is a boardgame I created for a mom to give to her son who is in love with Mr. Squarepants.

Thought I'd throw it up as an example of what I could do if you should know any little tykes out there who'd enjoy a personalized game to pass the time. (I also did a custom spinner and game pieces.) All themes welcomed, and if I do say so myself I'm pretty creative and if you aren't completely sure what you want, but know of a few things the kid likes, I can put it together. Also, don't think games are only for the wee ones...want to put a fun personal twist to a bridal shower, baby shower, or any other event, hit me up! :)

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Santa Likes the Real Stuff

Don't piss off the Big Guy and wind up on the naughty list...put out the good cookies!!

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Frosty the Snowman Pays a Visit

don't fret over a melted Frosty...thanks to today's technology that old 'magic hat' it soooooo outdated!

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Looking For Some Santas...

Lately something has been niggling at me. Recently a friend of mine has been particularly quiet, dare I even say on edge, and being that I'm not usually one to pry I let her know that if something was 'up' I'd offer my support but that she shouldn't feel obligated to elaborate if she didn't feel comfortable. Just that I was there if she needed a vent session. She came out with this, "I'm sorry if I've been a b**** lately!" Without going into details and to keep her privacy the bottom line is that money is particularly tight.

She has three sons, 12, 9, and 6 years old and with whom I've had the pleasure of playing around with. (Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I'm very picky about which kids I will garner a stamp of approval to, and all three have passed the test.) It broke my heart to hear of the circumstances, as to parts of her story I could relate and thought back to my own childhood. A single mom, doing all she can to not only give her children all they need, but to never let them know all she in turn goes without. Thankfully my own mother wasn't single for all too long, and a man to whom I can't begin to express how much I think of him...for he truly earned that title as Dad, stepped in and pulled his own share of the brunt. Actually pulled far more than his fair share!

But in getting back to my friend worrying about putting presents under the tree this year while still covering expenses; I wanted to do something to help. I wished I had the extra funds to hit up Toys R Us and surround the tree with loot...but I don't have amble amounts of extra cash lying around myself. (Thank you Legacy hospital! Lol.)

And so I've been troubled, and still wanted to be able to help. Now I've never done something like this, and it's not exactly going about it the 'proper' way in that it isn't a case of an Adopt a Family type organization. Add on top of that the fact that the date that Santa is due here is fast approaching. But, if there is anyone that would like to help out this wonderful family, please contact me. My email is: captaincait@hotmail.com

I can't really offer you much in exchange, except knowing how much of an impact you will have on this family of four...how much of a burden you will be able to ease for a struggling mother. I will also promise to anyone who helps in any way to make them their own personalized cartoon and express my own thanks.

Again, I know this is a rather odd way to go about things, and I wasn't even completely sure whether to go through with it, but it was all I could think of. I hope you all can be grateful for what you do have, and if you are able to share...though I completely understand not everyone can!

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A Very Lindsay Lohan Christmas

ahhh, time to start rolling out the christmas themed cartoons! i've made a few and the first for your enjoyment is here. i'm also making known my penchant for celeb gossip...but really, unless you've lived under a rock you've had to have at least been aware of the ongoing crashing and burning of this troubled star (if not her whole family!). they replayed The Parent Trap not too long ago and it made me kinda sad...gosh if that poor little girl only knew what was in store for her!!

at any rate, at least it looks like Santa may be taking pity on poor LiLo...though i guess it also shows i was in a rather charitable mood too since (and as friends even thought perhaps i should) what could have been dropped into her stocking could have been a lot more scandalous.

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Back off...those are MY Pop-Tarts!!

'Nuf said. my pop-tarts of choice? 'Smores, baby!! but i don't discriminate against anything with chocolate in it...and those raspberry ones count for a serving of fruit, right?? ;)

if u're a bit possessive of the tarts urself, u can hop over to my zazzle page to find this cartoon on some fun stuff...but either way, start ur morning off rite. actually they're pretty darn good any time of the day.

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