Date Joined: March 7, 2017
Last Online: November 22, 2017
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: United States
11/23/17 This may seem childish but... This is my 1st Christmas on Swap-bot. I am soooo wanting to get a wrapped stocking stuffer that I keep reading about and haven’t received one yet :( I would love to swap stocking stuffers with anyone. I have lots of cute little things I can swap with you. Message me! Let’s swap a wrapped stocking stuffer or two...or three :)
If you are running a little behind sending a swap to me, please let me know. I'm a very understanding person and know firsthand that life can be so very unpredictable at times. Swapping is supposed to be fun and not stressful. Just let me know you need a little more time.
One of my favorite quotes that I feel is so very relevant with what’s going on in the world today: “I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.” The definition of the word tolerance is: 1. The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
Tolerance isn’t supposed to be a one way street. Is it?
About me: I’m 43 years old. I have 3 sons - Bret 26, Ryan 20 and Jake 15. 3 dogs - Mimi, my mini poodle mix is 10 years old. My two German Shepherds are brothers. Kane and Apollo. Ages 1.5 and 1 years old. Kane weighs 118 and Apollo weighs 94 and still growing! We also have a gorgeous beta fish and a 7 year old goldfish named Potato.
****CRAFTS and HOBBIES****
Scrapbooking. I love everything about it. I'm seriously addicted to pretty paper, embellishments and stickers.
ATC's - fairly new to this. New to Pocket Letters. Love it. - just made my 4th
Smash booking, planners and journals.
Handmade cards. Photography
Likes, loves and yes please!
Nautical- especially anchors because of my son Ryan and his love of anchors due to his ongoing heart and rare DNA health issues. It’s symbolic to him, and I’ve grown quite fond of anchors because of my precious boy :) Anything nautical themed is welcome and so appreciated!
Shabby chic - white, distressed, crystals, roses, pink, florals... all Shabby chic
Favorite colors: Turquoise, cobalt blue, yellow, black and white.
Metals: all, especially copper.
I love all of Gods creatures. Well, maybe not so much snakes or reptiles. But all others I like. Especially: Snails, Butterflies, Koi fish, dogs, ladybugs, hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos
All birds really.
Flowers: All, especially Amaryllis, roses and orchids. I have several love and fake orchids throughout my home. I also grow Amaryllis. Please google Amaryllis if you don’t know what it looks like. It’s really an amazing flower!
Pretty stationary, handmade envelopes, note pad paper. Single sheets fine with me :) Tea bags or K cups of coffee or tea Mechanical pencils Embellishments die cuts ephemera embossed papers Patterned tissue paper. Scraps are fine. Washi tape - samples are fine :) stickers - please no teacher reward type. Love anything nautical themed Mermaids, Unicorns and rainbows. Whenever I see a rainbow it reminds me of Gods promise :) Scrapbook paper - anything size 2.5 x 3.5 or larger is appreciated. I can use the little scraps of paper for my pocket letters or ATC’s.
Any of the above items are always very much appreciated! Some swaps require a little more something something, so here are some additional items that Id like if the swap calls for it. If you have something that isn’t on my list but want to send me, then send it. Don’t stress. Swapping should be fun and not stressful. I really am not very picky. I love swaps that look like you tried. Gifts from the heart are the best gifts of all!
Love all tea - Green is my go to favorite. I drink about 4 cups a day. I have a Keurig machine at home and at my office. I also like cappuccino and coffee in the fall and winter months.
Jewelry: Store bought or handmade. Earrings: I prefer smallish and simple over large. Slippers - size 7 medium Fuzzy socks or any cute type of socks Candy: love all Lip balms or makeup/beauty samples Bath and Body Works and True Blue Spa Fimo or polymer clay - any colors. I just started playing around with clay. So far I have the colors white, black and gold. Pens: Anything unique, fancy or interesting looking The Dusty Attic chipboard: I would be grateful for your leftover unused scraps from a past project you made. Candles - Any kind. I like them all.
My favorite scents 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 Love tea: Any- 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 Shirt size Medium - I like to wear baggy sometimes, so large is fine too. Handmade: Anything made by you or by someone else is welcomed. Miniature anything. I love itty bitty things.
Favorite craft brands- Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, K&company Doodlebug Design Inc is my new favorite!
Dislikes: I don’t care for teacher reward stickers or really long dislikes lists :) This is a Swap site. if I receive something I don’t care for, I can simply pass it along to someone who will.
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. He’s a natural.
More boring stuff about me: Currently: 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.
When I was a single mom only a few short 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 hired a model for my clothing business and now looking to add another.
I used to work for 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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