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CariahCreates

CariahCreates
Date Joined: September 15, 2009
Last Online: April 15, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm in my 40s (ack!) 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 love my dog more than anything!Toby is a 12 year old Min Pin mix with 3 legs. 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 were unable to find his original owners. He's become a cherished member of our family. 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.

Likes

I don't do a lot of crafting as I'm somewhat of a disaster at it but I love to put together packages for people. I'm also a chemo angel so I'm always putting together care packages for my patients and special assignments.

*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 and fairies

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

*Little felt animals.

  • 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, 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!

*Cactus/succulent themed stuff

*I like making pocket letters but I don't have a stash of scrapbook paper so any pocket letter backings would be great. Also fun stuff to put in them.

*I've just gotten into comic books/graphic novels. I'm a Marvel fan (do not like DC at all). My favorite characters are Ant Man and Wasp, Captain Marvel (female version), and Loki. I also like Doctor Who comics and independent stuff like Paper Girls.

Food and Drink: Willy Wonka Runts, those Spree hearts that come out at Valentines day, Pocky, food from other countries, Kinder chocolate, 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.

Dislikes

  • 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

  • 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.

*Dollar Store bath and body stuff-can't use these as I have sensitive skin

*Please don't send me childrens toys. I don't have kids so I can't use them. Getting a treasure box or stocking full of cheap kids stuff tends to disappoint me.

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, The National, Broken Social Scene

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

Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (classic and modern series-the third doctor is my fave of the classic and Matt Smith in the new series)

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

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

Tags

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.

Extras

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.

Ratings

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Comment: What a lovely swap! Thank you. I look forward to having a glass of herbal infusion on a hot Alabama day.
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Comment: i love everything, thank you so so much!! Have an amazing rest of your day:)
SarahJ603 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty ? #25 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I can hardly wait until this weekend to try these things - you have NO idea how bad I need these right now <3
EchoLima rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I've never received tea in a swap before and I'm exited to try it! I will absolutely be using the cut outs for my journal! Thank you! :)
kizzlets rated for Happiness in an envelope #102 on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the happy mail! :)
Poohtat rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. The tea sounds yummy and I love zinnias!
CWUmom rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the seeds. Can't wait to plant them.
Sherry71 rated for Happiness in an envelope #102 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything you sent! ❤️
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Comment: Thanks for all the nice items!
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Comment: Thank you so much! The pocket letter is pretty and I LOVE the zombie photo!! The face masks will be nice to try out. 🥰
samsstuff rated for LRSUS-Crazy holidays swap -March on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the great Coca Cola related cards!
Ace330660 rated for Things from Books on Mar 31, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all of the pages !
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket letter! It's so nice and a real bright spot. And I love those goodies!
24Donna rated for Things from Books on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very nice selection and I will use all! God bless you
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Comment: Thank you so much. I’m just getting to reading these all!
kajsab rated for Crime Time 🔦 #1: UNSOLVED MURDER on Mar 6, 2021
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monzie3 rated for Crime Time 🔦 #1: UNSOLVED MURDER on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: I found Dorothy's case to be very interesting, thank you for sharing (:
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!!
KatKit rated for Wishing You a Happy Christmas on Dec 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank You and Happy New Year. Love the little stickers.
montigneyrules rated for A gift from Krampus on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Really creative package. Great job, I enjoyed it.

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Comments

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 12, 2021:

Thanks for the sweet LSRUS wishes. It was so sweet of you. I would love to write together. I have writers block and want to work on a movie project. Message me if interested. I loved the things you sent me!

ladyaries7 on Apr 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the cute cupcake birthday card and post its! april wishes--cpg group

VaGrammy66 on Apr 7, 2021:

Thank you very much for the seeds!

Highlander18 on Apr 2, 2021:

AWG - Thank you so very much for the oh-so-cute kawaii whale memos - I love them!!

BusyB on Apr 1, 2021:

Thank you for the thoughtful wishes from my AWG March wishlist. Love love the vintage goodies and can't wait to try the tea! Clever for Women's month- the tea names. :-) You are so sweet, thank you for thinking of me. ❤️

LaughingLoon on Mar 30, 2021:

You wonderful you! Thanks so much for the birthdqy envelope for Stephen and the get well envelope for Rose. You are too kind.

DragonflyDreamer on Mar 29, 2021:

Thank you for the yummy teas for the March AWG wish list! Most are new to me so I'm excited to try them. Jenny Lawson has a new book due out April 6th called Broken in the Best Possible Way ~ I have it preordered on audiable, so excited lol! Be well & happy swapping.

lady41701 on Mar 27, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome AWG wishes. I couldn’t wait to play with the goodies and those stamps are awesome. They work like a charm! You not only brought happy to my mailbox but excitement in my craft day too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Sherry71 on Mar 26, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing package of happiness from my wish list in LSR-US I love everything and the TREATS!! 🥰

littlebigmel on Mar 24, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely cactus goodies you sent to me for the LSRUS wishlist!

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