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Date Joined: September 15, 2009
Last Online: October 19, 2017

Country: United States
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I'm in my 30s and currently live in North Carolina although I was born and raised in Iowa. I work in the government sector (my undergrad degree is in Geography and my masters is in Public Administration). However, I first started out wanting to be a film director! And now I'm pursuing it through making my own amateur films. I'm still very much a creative person who loves movies, music, and books. I have many hobbies but not a lot that I stick with for very long. I am an amateur photographer although not one who can sell (although I did win $100 in a contest once).

MY DOGGY: I just adopted a dog, as of July 2013 and he's quickly become my baby. He's a 7 year old Min Pin mix with 3 legs, named Toby. Long story but to condense it, he was found running down a street by a friend of mine who rescued him. Despite a chip linking him to a shelter, we've been unable to find his owners after several months of searching. But he's quite happy being spoiled in my house! We love him! For any dog-related swaps I'm in, Toby loves soft squeaky plush toys (he enjoys destroying them and pulling the stuffing out) and soft treats. He's not that into hard dog cookies although he loves those Beneful cookies that are shaped like vegetables and have cheese stuffed in the middle. I've got him eating greenies now too.


*Vintage Christmas and Easter decorations-think 1950s and 1960s kitschy stuff

*Some Kawaii-mostly food with faces, the tofu guys. I can find a use for big and small memos but don't use sticker flakes

*I love mermaids, fairies, and gnomes

*I've recently gotten into scarves, particularly infinity scarves

*Fair trade items, especially jewelry and hair accessories (I love 10,000 Villages)

*I love miniature things-dollhouse sized

*Round button magnets with cute images or fabric covered button magnets

*Little felt animals. I would love a voodoo doll or dammit doll

  • Things made out of recycled materials (especially things made out of old soda cans)

  • Handmade and/or unique jewelry-I have pierced ears and love little stud earrings, generally wear necklaces and bracelets (I have a tiny wrist, about 6.24 inches) Please note: I much prefer silver over gold

  • Things from other countries/cultures-local snacks, crafts

  • Aromatherapy (scented lotions and soaps, herbal goodies, candles, essential oils)

  • Seeds for plants and flowers

  • Japanese blind boxes

  • Bath and body spa items-bubble bath, bath fizzies, bath salts, scented soaps, shower gels, facial mask packets, foot soaks, foot pads (I like most fruity and flowery scents but dislike musky smells)

  • Antique and vintage stuff-old rhinestone jewelry, clip-on earrings I can deconstruct, shoe clips, pearl jewelry

  • Cuff bracelets-made out of anything (leather, old belts, old neckties, crocheted)

  • Fun hair accessories-I love felt and fabric hair clips, headbands, barettes, etc. Handmade is awesome!

  • Creepy old dolls and puppets, creepy looking art dolls-using these in some stop-motion animation

Food and Drink: Willy Wonka Runts, those Spree hearts that come out at Valentines day, Pocky, food from other countries, Kinder chocolate (can't get it here), Tea (Mostly fruity varieties and only white or black-no green tea), I don't drink coffee but I can save it for my mom when she visits me, Hot chocolate (especially flavored varieties and White Hot Chocolate)

Colors: My favorite colors tend to be cool tones: purples, blues, and greens. I tend to wear a lot of black, grays, and browns so I try to spruce up my wardrobe and add color through accessories.

Animals:My favorite animals are dogs, rabbits, and turtles.


  • I don't do scrapbooking so I have no need for scrapbook paper

  • I don't have any use for quilting stuff or sewing supplies

  • I don't collect postage stamps, postcards, magnets, or key chains

  • I have no desire to pass on any FBs or Slams so please do not send those

  • I don't have much use for stickers

  • Please no religious items (unless if buddhism/eastern thoughts)

  • Unless I'm in a swap that particularly calls for them, I don't really want ATCs, PCs, FBs, or inchies. If this is all you have to trade, please don't be offended if I send this on to someone who collects it.

  • I keep my nails really short so I never wear nail polish or decorate my nails in any way

  • There are a few themes I've grown to really dislike during my time here on Swap Bot: cupcakes (I'm so sick of these!), Hello Kitty, Disney

  • I really dislike anything cinnamon flavored.

No Known Allergies but I really can't tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke. If you are a smoker, please try to keep your swap items away from it or air it out before sending.

Favorite Music

His Name is Alive, Coldplay, Modest Mouse, Black Eyed Peas, Sufijan Stevens, Tori Amos, Franz Ferdinand, Ruthie Foster, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, MGMT

Classic Jazz-Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong

I listen to a lot of different music and like a lot of different genres. The only ones I don't care for are classic rock, 80's, and country.

Favorite Books

Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Kage Baker's The Company series, Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, Life of Pi, Middlesex, Watership Down

I read a lot so it's hard to narrow down to favorites.

I do like a lot of classics, particularly those of the Regency and Victorian periods so items reflective of those periods are always nice.

Favorite Movies

Breaking the Waves, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Silence of Sleep, Life is Beautiful, Harold and Maude, Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, Pride and Prejudice (A&E Colin Firth version), Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)

I love old B movies, particularly when shown on Mystery Science Theater. I love the Gamera series and would love to have some Gamera stuff!

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Top Chef, Project Runway, The Office

Britcoms! (incl. Vicar of Dibley, The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Mr. Bean, Father Ted, Are you being served?, Coupling, Little Britain, Red Dwarf)

Comedy/Sketch shows: Kids in the Hall, Flight of the Conchords, Mystery Science Theater 3000


I generally go to the Post Office once a week so depending on what day you tag me, it may be 5 days before I can get the item out. However, all tags will be sent out within 7 days.


I love giving gifts! If you get a package that has an extra in there for you, it's simply because I had something in my stash I thought you might like. Please don't feel obligated to give me a heart for anything I include as an RAK.


tates6 rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you. happy swapping
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness. This is hands down one of the most amazing packages of goodies I've ever received! Thank you so, so much for everything...truly this is just incredible! I'm just blown away!
Response: So glad it made it to you so quick. Our scrap exchange place is pretty amazing
crochetjunkie rated for WIYM: October 2017 Wishlist on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you sent! That cat made me giggle like a goofball! Thank you so much!!
animal87x rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: LOL thank you for these silly items I especially love the cat post its and the letter stickers :)
crochetjunkie rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great selection!
BeaAndtheBigBlueSea rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: I love the little woodland creatures.
kfaye rated for Halloween surprises for 31 days on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the pug card/mask! My daughter has a pug that comes over to visit me all the time...wait til he sees me in this! Haha! UPDATE: I have been thoroughly enjoying all these amazing gifts every day! Thank you! :D
Comment: What a wonderful swap and I love the creativity you put into it! Thanks for joining.
Sevendevils rated for Unused greeting cards on Aug 24, 2017
Steinway5 rated for Unused greeting cards on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun cards!! I definitely will use them, I'm even in a swap that calls for a thinking of you card, and I didn't have one, so this is so perfect!! :) :)
Comment: ♥thanks for a nice swap!!♥
Comment: So many fun goodies. Cool vintagey postcard. Love the "what's wrong" concept cards. Funky washi... Etc. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you. =)
Comment: Thank you for the fun bits...working on adding some of them to my journal right now!
Comment: Great swap! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the washi, sticky pad, cards, notepad, emery board and clips. I can't believe all the great stuff you packed into that envie!!
Comment: Love it all!!! Thank you ❤
Comment: Thanks for a variety of happy items.
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies you sent. Love it.

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CurlyTea on Oct 18, 2017:

Thank you for the creepy goodies. That soap smells amazing. Thanks for all your generosity!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Oct 12, 2017:

Love everything you sent for my wish in A Wish Granted group. Already showing off the skull and turtle. Thank you!

Fenix825 on Oct 10, 2017:

Oh my gosh! Cari, thank you SO much for the wonderful wish from my AWG October wishlist! I was ridiculously excited when I saw the Haribo berry candies! I cannot believe they had those in a local Dollar Tree! You are amazing! Thank you!!!!

Bohochick on Oct 10, 2017:

You are the sweetest! The fairy garden goodies are so precious and so thoughtful of you! Thank you so much!

bbsporty on Oct 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the adorable sticky notes that you gave me for my AWG. When I was first married I collected unicorns.

Fenix825 on Oct 6, 2017:

Thanks for the pocket letter and the art supplies from my AWG September wishlist!

CurlyTea on Sep 19, 2017:

Thank you for all the fun Halloween goodies in AWG. I especially love the skulls. ♥

bluehairedmary on Sep 16, 2017:

Thank you SO SO SO much for the AWG September Wishes!! I love the Pride & Prejudice reusable tote! I already have plans for it! Thanks again!

bbsporty on Sep 16, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome envie of ephemera from my AWG: Sept Wish List! I can use all of it!

CurlyTea on Aug 1, 2017:

Thank you for granting my wishes! I 💗 Zombies.

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