Date Joined: March 7, 2017
Last Online: September 26, 2017
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: United States
If you're a little running late sending a swap to me, please let me know. I'm a very understanding person.
Hi! I live in sunny - drought stricken California. Got rain? Please shake your rain stick, do a crazy dance over an open fire by moonlight and send some wetness our way. Thank you 😊
I am a Christian, therefore I welcome any religious items. Having a hard time? Life got you down or you're feeling lost lately... Reach out to me. Let's pray together.
I have 3 sons - Bret 26, Ryan 20 and Jake 15. I have 3 dogs - Mimi is 10 years old. She's a mini poodle terrier mix. My two German Shepherds are brothers. Kane is 1.5 years old and weighs 118lbs. Apollo just turned 1 August 17th 2017 and is 92 lbs. the vet said he may still grow a little. Wow! we have a beta fish and a 7 year old goldfish named potato.
Books: Lately all I have time for is the Bible. I haven't read a good book in years. Definitely not a fan of romance novels or sci-fi. If you have a suggestion for a good read in any other category, message me your suggestion.
****CRAFTS and HOBBIES****
Scrapbooking. I love everything about it. I'm a paper addict.
ATC's - I have made my first 13 in the last 3-4 months.
New to Pocket Letters - just made my 1st :)
Just bought my first Smash Book yesterday- have yet to smash one thing or even know what the heck that means!
Makong greeting cards
I'm a Gemini, so I dabble in everything and master nothing :)
Likes, loves and yes please!
Shabby chic - white, distressed, rhinestones, crystals, roses, pink, florals... all Shabby chic
Colors: I like all colors. Especially Teal, cobalt blue, yellow, black
Metals: all, especially copper
Love all off Gods creatures! especially dogs, Ladybugs, Snails, Butterflies, Koi fish, tigers, hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingo - All birds really. Flowers: All, especially Amaryllis, roses and orchids. Trees, greenery. Pretty stationary, handmade or store bought envelopes, note pad paper. Mechanical pencils. Unique pens Embellishments die cuts scrapbook paper ephemera embossed papers Washi tape - samples are fine :) stickers scrapbook paper - totally okay if you trim to smaller size to reduce cost of postage.
Love nautical: Especially anchors because of my son Ryan. Mermaids, Unicorns and rainbows. Whenever I see a rainbow it reminds me of Gods promise :)
I'm a scrapbook paper addict and am quite happy with my addiction.
Wish List Any of the above items are absolutely appreciated! I know some swaps require a little more something something, so here are some additional items that I like if you are feeling extra generous or for a flat rate/ gift swap.
Jewelry: Store bought or handmade.
Earrings: I prefer small and simple over large.
Slippers - size 7 medium
Fuzzy socks or any cute type of socks
Candy: love all kinds. Especially hard candy and gummies.
Lip balms or makeup/beauty samples
Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa
Patterned tissue paper
Shimmerz - it's a United Kingdom brand I recently fell in love with. If you have some of these products you're not using, I don't mind you sending me used/ partially full. Anything Shimmerz is great! Also, from the same line their Texturez and Paste-eez. Fimo or polymer clay - any colors Pens: Any unique, fancy or interesting looking The Dusty Attic chipboard: I would be soooooo grateful for even leftover scraps from a past project. Candles - Any kind. I like them all. My favorites are: Winter and fall scents like cinnamon or pumpkin. I have a plug in candle melter thingie. Tea or coffee: I like them all. Favorites coffee flavors are hazelnut, cinnamon and weird flavors. Like raspberry donut, creme brûlée Favorite teas: Green is always #1 Then oolong, jasmine, hibiscus, black, peach. Loose, tea bags and also K cups welcome. I have a Keurig machine.
Christian related items: Any Christian coffee mug with bible scripture. Shirt size Medium - I like to wear baggy around the house so large is fine too. Thick black leggings: Size M/L- I love sweats and leggings. But not the sheer leggings. Don't want to show the world my old last bummy. Yuck!
Handmade: Anything made by you or someone else is fine too.
Favorite craft brands- Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, K&company,
I recently purchased some paints and white canvases. Once I practice a little I plan on making a larger piece for my home. My hubby created a huge canvas paint splatter for our living room last weekend and it came out amazing!
All little more about me: My hubby and I both own our own businesses. Jeff works out of the home, and I'm fortunate to be able to work from home. Most people often assume working from home equals lots of fun and freedom, that is true to an extent. If I don't work regular hours, I don't make a substantial income. So while I may have more freedom, I absolutely do get what I put in. Working from home is very distracting. It's hard not to take a personal text or phone call, stop to vacuum or throw in a load of laundry. But those things can wait, my bills can not. It's taken me a while to balance working from home. Initially I worked too many hours. I became a workaholic... Often starting around 8:30am and not stopping till almost 10pm with only a break here and there to make dinner or hang out with my sons. Now I found my balance and only want to work 7-9 hours a day.
About me: When I was a single mom years ago, I worked for a photography company for several years before doing freelance. I love photography! I still take photos every day, just no longer of people. I take photos of clothing now. I am looking to hire a model in the next 2-3 weeks for my clothing business, which I'm actually really excited about since photographing people is my passion.
I have also worked the well known pediatrician Dr William Sears. He has wrote several books on child rearing. One of my favorites of his is: The NDD Book. NDD stands for Nutrition Deficit Disorder. How a lot of parents feed their kids has become quite an issue. Especially with a household of both parents working, which can equal less home cooked meals and too much packaged foods. I can provide tips for busy moms who want to incorporate more Whole Foods into their families diets, as well as helping moms to change old habits and reshape your child's taste buds. I worked at his Irvine California office promoting his line of products, like his snacks and vitamins. I also was a community moderator for his Facebook page. Based off of Dr Sears philosophies and his books (yes, it was required that I read them all) and with my own experience of being a mom for many years, I answered questions parents had regarding all areas of parenting concerns. I also wrote the daily nutritional tip. I really enjoyed working for Dr Sears. I admire his passion for kids and family. Every child is uniquely different and special. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. If you've been wanting to change your kids diets but are being met with resistance, that's totally normal. The key is to be consistent and not give up. I'm here if you have a question or concern. No question is too small :)
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