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DownsideUp

DownsideUp
Date Joined: August 4, 2009
Last Online: September 1, 2016

Country: United States
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This Profile will be updated often!! Last Updated 09/12/11

I am leaving the old update up for a little while but here is the new info. I have not been on here since 2010. It has taken me a little while to get my life back together. I am now happy and able to enjoy life again. I want to get back into my crafts and swapping now that life is back to a reasonable point. I am working a lot but find time to do things again. I thought that I had people who were going to angel the swaps that I was not able to get out of when I had my life upset but I see that some where not taken care of. I will be trying to make these right and I have contacted the 2 people that were not given the swaps. I want to thank the wonderful friends I have made on here for standing by me and continuing to make me smile throughout the rough times.


Okay I am going to update everyone this way. I know that some of you are aware of things going on but do not fully know everything.

January 31st was my 4 year wedding anniversary. On this day my husband decided that I need to move out and that our marriage was over. Now, I was shocked but not too overly so. We have been having a ton of problems for a while but I was not prepared to be given a "get out" conversation. This is very hard for me because I love my step children very much and treat them as if they are my own. I do also care for my husband but I know this is a situation that is needed for my own well being.

I am going through a lot right now and I will do my best to still check in as much as possible. Although my internet will be limited as I will not have anywhere to really live for a period of time. I will be couch surfing for a bit. I am working on getting angels for my swaps that I am not able to deal with right now and I hope that you will all be understanding.

I want to thank all of you for the interactions I have had in the past few months. Without Swap-bot I think I would be seriously more depressed then I am.

This is my NO NO LIST/SHAME ON YOU

For this swap http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/48760
Shame on @HelloKittyLuvr44
This swap had to be angeled by The Wonderful @MooseMama

  • Calling all tea lovers... @poeticCoffee has not sent me the required swap and no angel :-(

  • Norway to Kentucky Bag Swap ~~ Flaked by @GothicVamperstein No Angel for this swap yet. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/48872

  • One Great Recipe Swap #1- Lebanese Food~~Flaked on by @wordsnob no angel

  • Holiday Baking Recipe Swap Newbies Welcome~~ Flaked on by @cassiopeia no angel

รขหœโ€ฆ Rainbow ATC Series รขโ€”ย Orange รขหœโ€ฆ~~ Flaked on by @silverdreamer no angel

NON-RATERS Boo! Ya Big Meany Heads!!

I rate as soon as I receive. So if you have not been rated after sending me something please PM me to make sure I received your item/s. Also if you have a problem with something you have not received from me please contact me asap as I send things out right away, I do not procrastinate on these things.


I AM A RECYCLERS, RE-USER AND A REGIFTER. THE WORLD IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I DO WHAT I CAN TO TRY TO KEEP IN HERE FOR MY FUTURE GENERATIONS. I REUSE PACKAGING AND ENVELOPES AS MUCH AS I POSSIBLY CAN!!!

I really love shoes and socks. I collect shoe figurines.I love all things Parisian (spent time in Paris and miss it). I prefer music over TV as well as a good book. I make flannel quilts when my sewing machine is not on the blink. I love making spa and gift baskets up. I have a passion for cooking and have a very extensive recipe collection and I always welcome new recipes to make it that much larger. I love to scrapbook.

Music and Movies

I do not really have a favorite type of music. I listen to just about anything. I love to hear music from all over the world. Some of my favorite artists are Pink Floyd, Mute Math, Adele, Thom Hell, Colbie Caillat, A Fine Frenzy, Tori Amos, Dashboard Confessional, Erik Faber, Led Zepplin, Kid Loco, Linkin Park, Paramore, Damien Rice, Chevelle, Jack Johnson, Depeche Mode, Blank and Jones, Sneaker Pimps and Peter Gabriel.
Please do not send me any rap! I respect you for having your own taste but it is not something that I would include in my collection and I am not into filling up landfills.

I have a STRONG DISLIKE for Lady GaGa and Nickleback!

I am a John Hughes junky! (16 candles, pretty in pink, breakfast club)

Also like the following: Crash (movie and tv show) The L Word Dexter Grey's Anatomy House Bones One Giant Leap Both Bridget Jones movies Outsourced Dead Like Me The Forgotten

Favorite Books

I stand by Great Expectations being my favorite book of all time. I have favorite authors that I like to read. James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Anne Fraiser, John Grisham, and Jodi Picoult to name a few. I like mystery books and thrillers as well. I really like the Twilight series. I do not read mushy type books and am not a fan of romance novels.

Random Stuff

I do not watch a lot of TV and I spend a good amount of time volunteering for local organizations when I am not working. I'm a pretty socially conscious person and believe in giving back. I try to live a vegetarian life but find it a struggle at times. :-) I like to travel as much as I can, even if it is just a day trip.

Dislikes


I cannot handle vanilla scented things (give me migraines)

I am not a huge fan of chocolate. I prefer gummie candies and love sour and fruity candies. I am allergic to Shrimp and Peanut butter Please keep this in mind when sending me recipes. Also I prefer a vegetarian lifestyle but do eat meat from time to time.

Not a Disney fan, do not like the simpsons, University of Louisville (sorry I am a University of Kentucky Fan)

Things I love


Candles, Music, the color Pink, Glitter stuff (I am a girlie girl), socks, purses, scented oils and incense, antique dishes and colored glass items, homemade soaps, bath and body items, make up, and homemade things that are made from recycling different materials, Hello Kitty and bento things.I collect wind chimes and would love some from other countries. I love the Green Bay Packers, Colorado Avalanche, University of Michigan and University of Kentucky. I would love to see a whimsy jar. Alaskan Native art, modern art, impressionist art and metal sculpture. Yoga (anything if this category) and I absolutely love Buddhist and Hindu art work and statues. Tibetan and Japanese items. I love chop sticks and Asian influenced art. I like fairies (Non Disney), fireflies and butterflies. Scrap-booking, stationary and pens. I LOVE HOMEMADE ENVIES AND STICKERS!!!!! For non material things I love my small family of friends (I miss you guys)!!

I Owe

If I owe you a tag and you have not received it there is a reason. I usually send these out right away. If you are wondering where your envie is please let me know!!

Things I would love to recieve

  • Gel Pens (any colors)
  • Colored Sharpies
  • Stationary Items
  • Mix CDs
  • Decorative Tapes
  • Address Labels
  • Swap Cards
  • Recipes from other Countries
  • Reusable Grocery Store Bags (Non-Walmart)
  • Anything from any of my wishlists
  • Stickles (can't find them here)
  • Unused Postcards (any kind)
  • Stencils and funky scissors
  • Anything I can use in Journals
  • $5 denominations of gift cards for gift bags I do for local women's shelters and Resource Room at local low income schools (especially to Wal-Mart and Krogers since our food banks are broke)
  • Would love blank postcards (store bought or handmaid!)
  • Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter
  • Cost Plus World Market reusable shopping bag or swag
  • Unused Stamps (I can always use these!! Any US denomination)
  • Scented wax tarts
  • Anything for Jade/Lonnie
  • Lady Antebellum Cd
  • Random MP3 Cd
  • Homemade Envies

The Special People In My Life

Jade and Lonnie

Jade loves Justin Bieber and anything having to do with him. She is 7 and loves to do anything crafty. I prefer for her to spend her time being creative then being glued to the TV.Her favorite color is green. She is into cheer leading and gymnastics. She loves Reeses Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups.

Lonnie love football and basketball. His favorite drink is coffee and he loves nerd candies. He works with horses and it is a long dirty job. So I try to pamper him as much as I can when he is home with us. His favorite color is green. Loves the TV show Mike and Molly.

Ratings

missbows rated for ~My Thanksgiving Spread~ on Nov 7, 2011
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Comment: Thank you these look super yum!
junebug19 rated for ~My Thanksgiving Spread~ on Nov 6, 2011
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Comment: Thank You! That pie sounds good!
paintinglilies rated for shared cookbook #4 on Nov 3, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the great recipes! I look forward to try them. I was slightly disappointed by the format of the journal (I was expecting more of a book thing, not a pad), but still :) thanks!
princesskate rated for Meatless Recipes! on Oct 30, 2011
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Comment: Love the recipes - can't wait to try them!
YinkaNut rated for Perfect Pasta Recipe Swap on Oct 25, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes, they all sound delicious and your handwriting is ridiculously neat!
Response: Thanks for the compliment. I hope you enjoy what I picked for you!
DerpyShy rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #65 on Oct 24, 2011
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lovesmail rated for ~Lets Have a Movie Night~ on Oct 24, 2011
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Comment: Thanks Nicole for the double feature! :) I'm looking forward to Friday night, my movies and my giant candy bar! =)
Response: I am happy you liked the dark chocolate. I picked it our based on your profile. Enjoy the movies!
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Comment: Sweet swap! Thanks!
Response: Welcome, Thank you for the heart!
feltedacorn rated for Perfect Pasta Recipe Swap on Oct 17, 2011
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Comment: Got your recipes in the mail today, thanks! I am looking forward to trying the Pad Thai one as I have not ventured into that realm in my cooking at home. I also like all the tomatoes, I have some fresh ones I will be excited to use. Also, I do like the Drew's salad dressing...
Response: I am so happy you like them. Please let me know what you think of the Pad Thai. It is my favorite.
pennypuppy rated for Pumpkin Recipe Swap on Oct 16, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so much for the yummy recipes!
Response: Enjoy them! Thanks for the heart!
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ellie rated for Pumpkin Recipe Swap on Oct 13, 2011
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Comment: thanks for the recipe I'm saving all of them
Response: I hope that you enjoy them and thanks for the heart!
Impaws rated for Pumpkin Recipe Swap on Oct 13, 2011
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sammybongo rated for Pumpkin Recipe Swap on Oct 13, 2011
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Comment: Thanks can't wait to they it out.
Response: I hope you enjoy them!
mrl1279 rated for Pumpkin Recipe Swap on Oct 12, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely tote bags. How nice of you to send two and the extra scrap book paper. The tote bag swaps are fun. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: I am so sorry that the note was not included though. Augh! Hope you can find some use for the papers. I have such a large stash I need to weed through.
theirmimi rated for Newbie - Send me a Tote & Note #7 on Oct 8, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the nice tote. I've never seen one with the liner for the bottom. Is Meijer a grocery store? We don't have any of those around here. Thanks also for the note paper and envelopes. Now I don't have an excuse not to write to my friend. :) I bet your dresser will be beautiful. If you post pictures of it on line, please let me know. I'd love to see it. Do you still need an angel for something? I'll help you if I can.
Response: I LOVE the meijer totes. They are a Midwest chain here. Only in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. I like that they have the divider in them to be able to carry 2 liters and the pocket in the front.
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Comment: We won $1! lol. Thanks for including the recipe, it was a nice bonus and looks delicious. :)
Response: How lucky you are. I have not won anything in a long time. :-) I love the recipe I sent you. Every time I make it though I rarely get any because everyone else eats it up right away.
rsqa rated for Friendship Recipe Book - Edited sizing on Oct 6, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes. They all sound really good. I look forward to trying them.
Response: Your welcome, I hope you find that you enjoy at least one of them. :-)
Pinkfootballs rated for Adult Toy Swap on Oct 6, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so much for the toy!! My boyfriend was excited as well lol.
Response: It was a hard swap for me. I am happy that you are both enjoying it. We had fun shopping for it. :-)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9728 208 26 33
Completed Fives Threes Ones
152 292 0 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

StephanieFromTN on Oct 9, 2011:

Hello :) I was your partner for the Send me a Tote & Note #7 - International, just wondering if you've gotten my package, as it was sent out a bit over two weeks ago. Hope you are doing well!

1Scrapper on Sep 17, 2011:

Hi Nicole - I am your tote swap partner. Happy to see you are back and doing better. Just a word of strength for you, we are given our lifes trials and tribulations because that is what makes us. We are stronger from the good and bad. Hope your like your tote and little surprises inside.

CarrieZee on Apr 26, 2010:

Hi Nicci-I was just thinking of you and hoping you are hanging in there. Lots of hugs!

sweetypiedie on Mar 4, 2010:

Whoa.. name change!

That confused the heck outta me!

CarrieZee on Feb 26, 2010:

Hi Nicci, just popping in to say and wish you a nice weekend. Hope there's some creative fun coming your way. :)

BrennenB on Feb 2, 2010:

Sorry to hear that you've been having a tuff time lately. I'm so glad that you like what I sent recently. You are so kind. And I love to hear that it made your day. I know the packages I receive from you always make mine. : ) Hope you have a great day today!

Emkay on Jan 26, 2010:

Hi NIcci, I send out your WTA 7 from the MN-Group this morning. So, have a lookout for maildelivery!

Rubyfreckles on Jan 25, 2010:

Hey! I got that journal from you today! thanks :) it's cute :P Hmmm... now what should I use it for? Heehee

Mandii79 on Jan 24, 2010:

Thanks very much for the Random Envie from Mailbox Nourishment Group Tag :D My kids will enjoy the books, I'll read one today I think :)

BrennenB on Jan 23, 2010:

Oh, I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I just got my random envie from the MN tag and it's AWESOME! Sorry I'm screaming, but I'm just so excited. I absolutely love getting envies/packages from you. You're the BEST!! Thanks!

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