Date Joined: March 7, 2017
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: United States
If I haven't yet rated your swap, please don't hesitate to send me a message. If you don't receive a swap from me, message me and let me know. Recently I've sent a few swaps 1-4 days late due to health issues. But I always let my partner know and I always send my swaps!
About me: I'm 42 years old. Born and lived in California my whole life. I'm a Christian and welcome any Christian or religious related items.
I am blessed with three wonderful sons- Bret 26, Ryan 20 and Jake 15. My nephew Derek is 26 and more like a son than a nephew since I raised him for many years. He graduated UC Irvine with a political science degree. My eldest son graduated Oregon State with a degree in engineering. All my boys make me so proud!
I have three dogs. Mimi my rescue pound poodle mix. She's 10 years old. Kane 1year and Apollo 9 months - my German Shepherds are from direct military and police bloodlines. They're absolutely gorgeous, crazy intelligent and sweet as can be!
My hubby Jeff and I both own our own entirely different businesses. Life can be pretty stressful and busy for us, which is why I joined this site. I haven't crafted a thing for almost two years up until joining. I knew this site would force me to sit down and make time for crafting again. It's been so therapeutic for me. Im glad I signed up!
Love tea (especially green)
Like all candy, especially gummies or hard candy.
Favorite Colors: Teal, Cobalt Blue, Black, Silver and Yellow
Metals: all - Especially copper I recently had my entire kitchen backsplash done in all coppers. It turned out absolutely gorgeous!
**********************************************************CRAFTS: I really haven't tried much but making a few scrapbook pages, a couple of book marks and some handmade cards. My idea of making a bookmark was cutting out a pretty piece of scrap paper and slapping a sticker on it. Recently I created my 1st real book mark for a swap. Didn't use a single sticker haha!
I think I may have enough craft items to probably make just about anything, unfortunately I'm just lacking the time to do so.
ATC's - thanks to swap-bot I have participated in two private ATC swaps and created my 1st eight or nine (can't remember) ATC cards. It was a lot of fun making them!
My to do list for 2017: Chunky Mini's Mixed media I have purchased yarn several times and have yet to learn how to crochet. Definitely on my to do list for 2017
****List of things that I like**** Tim Holtz and K&Company style anything, Stickers, washi tape, die cuts, tags, pennants, embellishments, 3 dimensional stickers, metal keys, stars, nature, crosses, lace ribbon, butterfly anything. Anything Sanrio. Pretty little notebooks or even just a couple of sheets of your favorite paper or pretty stationary. I have an odd addiction to writing utensils. I love mechanical pencils and pens. Especially unique, cute or pretty ones. I am addicted to pretty scrapbook paper. Even pieces cut down small to 4x6 that I can use for my albums for a matte for my photos. Or smaller for tags. I really don't want anyone to feel limited on what they can send me. I like anything pretty, interesting or unique.
🐿🐘🐄 I love all of Gods creatures. 🦇🦉🦆
FAVORITES: 🦋 Butterflies, Bunnies 🐰 Bees🐝, Snails🐌 and Koi fish! 🌾🍄🍁🌿I love nature🍀🍂🌲🥀 All plants really... 🌻🌸 Flowers. 🌹🌼 Favorites: Amaryllis,Roses, peonies, Orchids - all florals welcome.
Love all plants. Ivy, trees, grass... leaves. Any botanical items will be appreciated
Love anything gardening related. If you would see it in your backyard, patio or garden I will like it. Even down to a tiny sticker of a 🐌 snail :)
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Of course for religious reasons, but also because I love crosses, baskets, colored eggs, jelly beans, bunnies and everything about Spring! I welcome Easter related items any time of the year!
So, I've received a few swaps now to know what I'd prefer not to receive. Dislikes: Teacher reward stickers - Please do not send me anything evil/ satanic or dark and or macabre please...
I don't want to limit anyone what their heart leads them to send me. If you'd be happy to receive it, then I will too! I love opening an envelope where I can tell care and thought went into it. It's not about what the items cost, I know some ladies don't have a lot money to spend. It's about the thoughtfulness.
**********Some more about me********** One of my favorite hobbies and passions is my love of photography. I've been a professional photographer for about 9 years now. I have worked for a few companies as well as freelance before starting my own current business, which I still take photos, just not of people... mainly just clothing and jewelry shots. I plan on hiring a model this summer for my clothing. I also did school portrait photography at one point. That was a lot of fun! Schools in California are massively huge. Fun fact: there are 3,609 students at my sons high school. Crazy right? Photographing newborns and wee little ones was my favorite. Capturing that precious moment in time is so rewarding. Knowing my photo of their loved one will be passed on for many generations to come warms my heart.
I also worked as the community moderator for pediatrician Dr Sears. Based on Dr Sears own philosophy and my own many years of experience in child nutrition and raising kids, I answered moms questions on a daily basis, as well as wrote many articles. Dr Sears son has been a guest on the Dr Oz show many times. Dr Sears has written many books on child nutrition and child rearing. I highly recommend any of his books. Especially N.D.D. (Nutritional Deficit Disorder) I am always open to any non medically related questions you may have. Just message me :)
I prefer to read over watching tv. I like to read books about DIY projects, health, nutrition, gardening, Christianity/God. I prefer to learn something new when I have a free moment. I listen to sermons or podcasts while driving, cleaning or working.
One of my favorite quotes, especially with what's going on in the USA today.
"I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Think about that quote... what does it mean to you? Especially if you're a Christian.
Thank you for stopping by! Jill
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