member of Swap-Bot since March 3, 2007!
My name is Mikki!
I am a 40 yr old married mom of 3 kids and married for 17yrs. I am a S@HM. Currently living in Montgomery, Alabama but I am originally from a small town in Louisiana. I moved here in 1992 with my parents and 3 siblings.
As a person, I am very eclectic. I like a lot of sh!t. I cuss a lot. I like to wear tshirts and jeans. I'm a geek, a nerd, a punk-boho-gypsy-goth-wanna-be. I can be very sarcastic and snarky. I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I have many different obsessions.
I am a devotee of Hekate for over 10yrs now. I am a Witch. I walk with the Goddess and I honor Her on a daily basis. I walk a fine line between the dark and the light. I've been a Pagan for 30+, practicing for over 20. I consider myself Eclectic. I work with herbs, candles and crystals. I will not and do not hesitate to do what some consider darker magic. I am not Wiccan and I do not follow the Wiccan Rede.
Random, specific things that I love: my husband and kids, Halloween, horror movies, Vincent Price, black cats, bats, thunderstorms, vampires (not the sparkly kind!), reading my Kindle, the smell of patchouli, the Goddess, candles and incense, fabric, the color black, the smell of old books, Ancient Egypt, old cemeteries....
My geek girl randomness:
* Star Trek
* The Golden Girls
* The Avengers
* Star Wars
* Mars Attacks
* Marvel comics, specifically--Iron Man, Capt. America, Thor, Loki and Hulk.
* Doctor Who
* The Walking Dead
* Benedict Cumberbatch
* The Big Bang Theory
* Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon
More about my favorite fandom, Star Trek. For those who don't know me, I am a HUGE Trekkie. So basically anything Star Trek sent to me is a HUGE plus. I was lucky enough to meet Brent Spiner and LaVar Burton last year and I'm hoping to meet Nichelle Nichols later this year. My hubby and I have starting a savings account to go to Star Trek Las Vegas for our 20th anniversary (Aug 4, 2020). I am currently working on a scrapbook of sorts made from a composition book I covered in fabric. I will put all the ST postcards I received from Canada, along with the 3 ST atcs I've received as part of a wishlist. While I have no favorite episodes, I do have favorite characters. And here is a list:
TOS: Bones and Spock
TNG: Picard, Data and Q
VOY: Capt Janeway and The Doctor
DS9: Quark and Odo
ENT: T'Pol and Tucker
PLEASE do not send any extras in swaps. I appreciate the thought. I do not have the space for storing extra bits and bobs which will most likely be tossed out. Please save your money on me and send them to someone who may use them. I also, I rate on the swap itself, not on extras sent. I always have and I always will.
Also, if I have not rated you for a swap, please do not hesitate to message me about it. I usually put my swaps (which are mainly postcards for now) stacked on the counter near my laptop. Sometimes, my hubby will move them without letting me know, so I will forget to rate them. I usually try to rate them right away, but I can forget.
Disclaimer: This is not a shopping list. If you have me as a partner in a swap, I am not at all expecting you to send me any of these things. (If you choose to it will obviously be much appreciated.) This is more of a guide of things I like and would like to have!!
My current craft obsession is crochet and perler beads. I am currently working on a a graphgan for my son that I hope to have finished by his 11th birthday in August. Here is my Pinterest board of stuff I've made. I haven't updated it in a while, but I do post on Instagram and Facebook.
This is the last thing I sewed. It did the "quilt as you go" method, making each section 3-4 rows, quilting it, then sewing together. This one took a few months because I kept getting aggravated and would put it away!! This covers the top of our queen bed with no drape over the sides.
After 10 hours of total work over 3 or 4 days, I finally finished this! The finished piece is 9 1/2 inches x 13 1/2 inches.
Things I collect:
* Funko Pop Figures...I have an Amazon wishlist of the ones I want!
* Dracula by Stoker books, the different covers
* any non-fiction books dealing with vampires
* stamps, specifically looking for 90s to current series (no forevers though), used
* postcards, any but the free kind. Love the vintage from flea markets, etc.
* Classic Movie Monster items, esp. Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and His Bride
* Vincent Price items
* Halloween items, Vintage and Prim is a plus
* Witches..old, ugly, new, pretty. I love them all.
A-- Anne Rice, autopsies
B-- blood red nail polish, bats, black cats, Bride of Frankenstein, Barn Owls
C-- cemeteries, crows, coffins, cabinet cards, Community Coffee, Cafe' Du Monde Coffee, crochet, candles,
D-- Dracula, dark images, Dean Koontz, Davey Havok E-- Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Gorey
F-- full moons, funerals, funeral homes, Frankenstein, forensics, flea markets, fabric, Fangoria magazine
G-- Gothic literature, goth, ghosts, Goddess, Ghosthunters
H-- Halloween, HP Lovecraft, haunted houses, hearses, hoodoo, horror movies, Hekate
I-- InuYasha, Isis, incense
J-- jasmine, Justified
L-- La Calavera de la Catrina, Living Dead dolls, Lost
M-- memento mori, mortuary science, macabre, makeup
N-- Nightmare Before Christmas, New Orleans
O-- ouija boards
P-- Psychobilly, paranormal, pumpkins, punk, pin-up, Pagan, private swaps
Q-- quilting, quilts
R-- Rockabilly, ravens, retro, Rue Morgue
S-- skeletons, skulls, Sam Merlotte, sugar skulls, sewing, swaps, shrines, Screem magazine, Star Wars, Star Trek
T-- thunderstorms, Transylvania, Tazo Tea, Twilight, True Blood, Tim Burton, toe tags, TAPS, thrift stores, tattoos
U-- Universal Movie Monsters
V-- vampires, vintage, Vlad the Impaler, Vintage Halloween, vintage anatomy charts, Victorian Gothic/Mourning jewelry, vintage Halloween postcards, vintage Halloween decorations, Victorian Gothic, vodou, Vincent Price
Y-- yarn, Yule
colors: black, orange, red and purple
scents: patchouli, sandalwood, bitter almond, harvest and lavender
animals: bats and black cats
time of the year: Fall
Holiday: Samhain and Yule
AFI, Tiger Army, The Misfits, Elvis, Stevie Nicks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Monkees, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams Sr, Hank Williams Jr, Alice in Chains....a good bit of the grunge music from the 90s and the 80s hair metal. This list could get too long.......
Anything with Vincent price.... Dracula (1931), Frankenstein....all Universal Classic Movie Monsters basically.......Practical Magic, Nightmare Before Christmas...or everything by Tim Burton, all Harry Potters, all Star Wars, all Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland, The Crow,Legend, Mists of Avalon, Alexander, Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned. I LOVE horror movies, especially vampire and zombie movies.
Star Trek, Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Penny Dreadful, Salem, Witches of Eastwick
Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice, HP Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, horror or vampire stuff, , Harry Potter, Avalon Series by Marion Zimmer Bradley and other books by her, Lynsay Sands, Kate McAllister, Laurel K. Hamilton, Tanith Lee, Charlaine Harris.
the smell of vanilla, cucumber or melon (i.e. candles)
ALL Disney stuff
things that say "diva" or "princess"
earrings- I cannot wear them. I have 0g holes in my ears.
Western or Romance books
personal links as a reminder of things
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