Swap-bot Time: June 27, 2017 1:56 am


Date Joined: November 13, 2016
Last Online: June 25, 2017
Birthday: June 11, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

I'm Christine! I'm 32 and from Cleveland, Ohio, USA! I live with my husband and our pets in a little mid-century house in the suburbs.

I love animals. I have two French Bulldogs, two gray cats, and a red betta fish named Roger Chillingworth (bonus points if you get the reference).

Ria and Bindi

I am a hardcore knitter. Like, Secretary-of-my-Knitting-Guild hardcore. I also crochet, and sew a little, and I love crafts and doing handmade projects. In past lives I have also dabbled in scrapbooking, modeling clay, resin, and beading.

I love books and am an insatiable reader. Historical romance is my favorite genre! but I also love classics and am currently working my way through Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

I just graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and eventually I plan to start a freelance business as an editor so I can tell other people how to write.

I am a language and grammar nerd and a planner junkie. I am currently bullet journaling in a bright green Filofax A5 Saffiano.

My favorite pens are Pilot Hi-Tec C 0.3mm black. My favorite fountain pen is my highlighter yellow Lamy Safari EF. I would rather chop off my right hand than write with a ballpoint pen.

I love notebooks and journals and stationery and postcards and note cards and stamps and stickers and washi tape but I almost never buy these things for myself so please feel free to share.

Collections include tattoos (six) and vintage owl figurines (over 100) and lace handkerchiefs (I have no idea).

I love to swear and I wish I could cuss in more languages but alas, I speak English only. (Swap partners, please speak freely. You literally cannot offend me.)

I also love kayaking and camping and being outdoors. Once while kayaking the Chagrin Lagoons I caught a baby duck that had been separated from its mother. So I took a selfie with it and set it free because I didn't know what else to do with it.

My favorite colors are avocado green and harvest gold (straight out of the 1970s!). We painted our kitchen a color called Swamp Water.

I am obsessed with tea. I recently got one of those fancy tea kettles that whistles when the water boils, and a strainer for loose leaf tea. Is there anything cozier than a cup of tea and a smutty book? I submit that there is not.

I really really like patchouli and I don't care who knows it.

I just started gardening. Last year I grew broccoli, kale, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini, two kinds of peppers, big and little tomatoes, and herbs: catnip, basil, cilantro, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, and lavender. We ate all the vegetables but the only herb I used was the basil. And a little catnip (for emergencies).

I love gangster rap. This is not a joke.

I love love love Kawaii Japanese and Korean office supplies, stationery, pens, etc., especially the kind with bad English translations.

I love ugly vintage stuff. Chances are if you think it is old and hideously outdated, I will probably love it. My favorite decades are mid-century, 1940s through 1970s.

My husband and I like to trash-pick ugly furniture. Sometimes we refinish it in our garage; sometimes we just put it in our house straight off the street.

Living Room

Things I Love

  • "Ugly" colors (brown, puke green) and weird color combinations
  • Neon colors
  • Neutral colors
  • Mid-century style
  • Owls and mushrooms
  • Tea, teacups, & tea-related paraphanalia
  • French bulldogs
  • Classic literature
  • Fountain pens
  • Nature scenes & landscapes
  • Questionnaires
  • Hairless cats
  • Mushrooms
  • Kawaii
  • Profanity & swear words
  • Trashy romance novels

Things I Dislike

  • Primary colors
  • Pastel colors
  • Puppets
  • Unpleasant smells (ex. burps, kitty litter, bleach, etc.)
  • Rude dogs with bad doggy manners
  • Country music
  • Religious imagery (unless it's vintage & ugly & creepy)
  • Earl Grey tea

Things I Collect

  • Pens
  • Owls
  • Tattoos
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Vintage Pyrex
  • Houseplants
  • Yarn
  • Old hardcover books
  • Antique glass bottles
  • Vintage fabric
  • Vintage romance novels with heaving bosoms on the covers

Things I Would Love To Receive

  • Postcards (unused)
  • Fabric (especially vintage or kawaii)
  • Washi tape
  • Stationery
  • Journals
  • Planner supplies (flags, sticky notes, paperclips, etc)
  • Bookmarks
  • Tarot cards/decks
  • Stickers
  • Nail polish
  • Yarn (no acrylic... I'm a snob)
  • Pens, markers, writing utensils
  • Anything with owls or mushrooms on it
  • Anything with French bulldogs on it
  • Ugly old vintage stuff that you can't stand to look at because it is so hideous


Crochet and Shit

Will Knit for Tattoos


Murmuration rated for Tourist Postcard Swap on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I like how you told a story about the picture. Also, I must say, I'm a little jealous of your lovely handwriting! :)
dawnakaulen rated for CHEERS to June pc on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I do remember those Absolut ads :)
Lucine rated for Handmade Coloring Book Postcard on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Very nice colours:) Thank you!
theirmimi rated for I DONT WANT THESE POSTCARDS #12 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and extra!
jodiethomas44 rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Hi Christine, thank you for your lovely card. The book sounds so interesting i need to check it out :) :) xx
Fritosmom rated for Fun Fact PC on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Love the fun fact LOL not the PC?
Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Comment: Hello Christine and thanks for your postcards.
newrule rated for Unwanted postcards in envelope on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcards!
squince rated for Postcard Swap -Dogs on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Hugs to your kitties!
Amyncognito rated for Easy Postcard Swap US #11 on May 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and nice note :) You sound like my sister from another mister. If you are interested in a pen pal, send me a PM. Handmaids is a TV show on Hulu and it is totally completely awesome
Comment: Thank you!
MarieS rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #4 on May 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your envie!
TriniH rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2017 on May 3, 2017
Comment: Great card! Funny how a chunk of cardboard is so appealing.
pyneapplequeen rated for IU: 1 Word / Phrase PC on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Yellow is an awesome color!!!
Comment: Thanks Christine for an awesome card! love the stained glass, love ur handwriting to! have a good day!
jaimiemarcotte rated for Postcard Trading on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Juliana89 rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard on Apr 4, 2017

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bunsofaluminum on May 28, 2017:

Hi Christine... I am such an airhead. It didn't even register that we were sending to two partners for the poetry swap! So, when I got to rating someone whose postcard I received today, it hit me...TWO? Well, I've sent one...and today I will put yours in the mail. Thankfully I realized my gaff before the deadline, but since I listed myself as sent, I thought you'd like a note as to why yours doesn't appear in a timely manner.

squince on Apr 9, 2017:
jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

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