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Fenix825

Fenix825
Date Joined: June 8, 2009
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
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Last update: 12/14/2017

Hi, my name is Christina

I'm 37 years old. My birthday is August 25th. I am married to the love of my life Steve. We have been married since January 20, 2001. We've been together over 20 years. Our daughter Daliana was born July 5, 2008. We live in a city called Clermont, FL, which is near Orlando.

Unfortunately both of our kitties are no longer with us. On 2/14/17 we lost our first furbaby Augie (pictured below on the left). He was 17 years old. We just lost our other furbaby Abby on 12/4/17 (pictured below on the right). She was 15 years old. Both of them have left footprints on our heart that will not fade.

Being a mom is one of the most exciting things that's ever happened to me. I look at my daughter every day and count my blessings for having her in my life.

I work at Walt Disney World here in Florida. It's a lot of fun getting to work where so many of my friends vacation. If you have any questions about Disney or need any tips or tricks, let me know!



I think green and I do like to reuse packaging, so please don't be surprised if you see an envelope or box that looks used.

I'm also pretty crafty and create my own envelopes at times out of various things (magazines, folders, etc).

This helps keep more junk out of landfills.


My favorite crafts are inchies, mini pocket letters, matchboxes, ATCs, handmade postcards, mail art, photo collages, making my own notecards, mini zines, sticker crafts, painting, making pet rocks, beading, weaving with loom kits, and plastic canvas art. I dabble a little bit in sewing, but I'm not really that good at it.

I really want to learn to crochet. I kind of sort of can do a single stitch basic crochet, but I want to be able to make something more than just a coaster or square towel lol.

I just made my first dotee doll for a sender's choice swap and it was SO much fun! I think I found a new fun crafty adventure!

I an an avid photographer (Nikon D3200) and spend most of my time taking photos in and around Walt Disney World. My specialty is fireworks.

I would love to get my hands on any items to help my crafty endeavors.

I love Pinterest and you can check out my crazy fun boards HERE


My Christmas / Stocking Stuffer Wishlist:

I am in quite a few stocking stuffer swaps, so this may help give an idea of items I would like to receive if they are profile based. I appreciate anything sent and can't wait until December to open all of my goodies!

  • Gel pens
  • Hair ties / scrunchies / headbands (I prefer cloth over elastic...my hair is super thick)
  • Washi tape
  • Mini hand sanitizers
  • Car air fresheners
  • Cute earrings (I have 3 holes in each ear)
  • Packages of note cards
  • Cinnamon Altoids
  • Gum (any flavor)
  • Orange Tic-Tacs
  • Pez refills
  • Funky pens
  • Reusable tote bags
  • Travel activity kits
  • Bath bombs
  • Nail polish
  • Body sprays (see my favorite scents below)
  • Potholders
  • Dish towels
  • Mini sketch pads
  • Sharpie markers or pens (any colors other than black)
  • Stationery sets
  • Pretty patterned nail files / emery boards
  • Most anything from the $1 spot at Target or Michael's!
  • Cute holiday ornaments (can be handmade!)

Please note, for these swaps, I will at least rate a 5 when I receive it. Hearts and extra comments will come whenever I open them come December.


If for some reason you do not receive a swap or a tag from me, PLEASE send me a message and let me know! I know that things get lost in the mail and I send all of my swaps & tags out on time. Same thing if you ever get something with "Postage Due". I try to weigh all of my items accurately, but mistakes can happen.

What I pledged

I rate as soon as I receive a swap, and appreciate you doing the same for me.

I love private swaps! If you are a swapper in good standing and would like to set up a private swap, please let me know!

  • My favorite animal is a giraffe

  • My favorite colors are red and black

  • My favorite flower is a tiger lily

  • My favorite scents are vanilla, gardenia, coconut, and eucalyptus

  • My favorite gemstone is a peridot

  • My favorite movies are Disney movies, suspense, action, drama, horror, romance

  • My favorite bands/musicians are Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hoobastank, Live, LL Cool J, 30 Seconds to Mars. My current obsession for music is Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence

  • My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games series, the Twilight series, anything written by Stephen King or John Grisham, the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card, and the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child.

  • My favorite chocolate candies are (in no particular order): Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Mounds, Kit Kats, Hershey bars, Tootsie Rolls, Mr. Goodbar, Snickers, M&Ms (plain or peanut), Raisinettes, Junior Mints.

  • My favorite fruity type candies are Orange Tic Tacs, Cherry Airheads, Twizzlers, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, gummy bears, Pez, Haribo raspberry candies.

  • I REALLY love the Haribo raspberry candies! If anyone has a way to get a hold of some, please let me know - I'd LOVE to host a private swap for them!

  • My favorite gum flavor is cinnamon or regular good ol fashioned bubble gum flavor.

  • My favorite Kawaii characters are Pippo the Pig (Kobutanopippo), Monokuro Boo, Mamegoma, & Pusheen

  • My favorite Altoids are cinnamon.

  • My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate followed closely by French Vanilla flavored coffee and Twinings French Vanilla chai tea.

  • My favorite holiday is Halloween, followed closely by Christmas.

  • My favorite foods are Italian and Chinese

  • My favorite snacks are pretzels, Cheez-its, Chex Mix, popcorn, and chips.

  • My favorite cartoon characters Piglet and Tweety

  • My favorite constellation is Orion

  • My favorite Disney princess is Aurora & my favorite Disney villain is Maleficent

  • My favorite chain restaurants are Chili's, Applebee's, Cici's Pizza, Black Angus, Red Lobster, Waffle House, Chick Fil A

In no particular order, here are items I love and would love to receive goodies that relate to this list:

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... They're so cute! I love to collect them!!!

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...dōTERRA essential oils

...Steampunk inspired jewelry

...soy candles

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...unusual crystals

...foreign currency (coin or paper)

...washi tape

...World of Warcraft

...maps from any country or theme park

...fun travel brochures from other countries

... items like sticker flakes, memo sheets, notecards, trinkets and more!

...vintage photographs

...pressed pennies

...inappropriate items (cuss words, nudity, sexual innuendos, etc - they usually make me laugh. But no violence/animal cruelty please!)

...fat quarters

...tea in any flavor (I'd love to try some new ones!)

...K-cups for my Keurig (give me something yummy to try!)

...coloring books (not just adult ones!)

...old calendars that can be repurposed

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... nail polish

...earrings (I have 3 holes in each ear)

...traveling

...cute giraffe or pig items

...funky pens

...old black and white photos

...Bath & Body Works products

...stickers (no teacher's reward ones please)

... items

...seashells

...custom made swap cards

...nifty personalized address labels

...interesting stationery

...funny, inappropriate items (I have a potty mouth, not too much offends me)

...gold jewelry

...sheet music pages

...tattoos (I have 7!)

...Christian-themed religious items

...playing poker

...roller coasters

...handmade soap

...Tweety

...anything with my birthstone (peridot)

...Universal Studios Orlando

...gum! I love most flavors of it.

...anything Sanrio (especially Pippo the Pig - he's retired now)

...making bookmarks

...inchies

...ATCs

...ephemera (especially vintage -- old photos, ticket stubs, puzzle and game pieces, brochures, magazines, books, etc).

...postcards

...personalized things with my name on them

...handmade envelopes

...amigurumi

...magazines, newspapers, book pages, etc in languages other than English

I don't like...

...the smell of cigarette smoke

...anything that is dirty or dusty

...teacher's reward stickers

...glitter (I am ok if an ATC or inchies or a piece of art has glitter, but I would not wish to be glitter bombed while opening a package!)

...scrapbooking materials (I don't scrapbook and I'd hate to have them wasted on me. The only exception is paper -- I can use the paper for other crafts)

...Barney

...Not a fan of silver jewelry

...really overpowering scents

...things that promote hate or cruelty in any form

About my hubby...

His name is Steve.

His birthday is Valentine's Day.

He likes:

...playing poker

...collecting baseball caps (ones that are adjustable, NOT fitted)

...reading (fantasy, sci-fi, mystery)

...Axe products for men (body wash, sprays, deodorants, shaving cream, etc.)

...World of Warcraft

...Grumpy

...football (Miami Dolphins)

...author Robert Jordan

...he's a meat & potatoes kinda guy

...Vision Quest is his favorite movie

...Snacks: He loves chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered almonds, Hershey's with almonds, peanut M&Ms, pretty much anything chocolate lol.

...Favorite chips: Ruffles, Doritos, Cheetos, BBQ Lays, Cool Ranch Doritos.

...Favorite bands & musicians: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, Journey, Phil Collins, Metallica

...He collects $2 bills and silver coins

...Foreign currency - he'd love to get something from a different country

About my daughter...

Her name is Daliana.

Her birthday is July 5th.

I would love to receive items that are personalized with her name since it is so unusual.

She likes:

...anything to do with painting or coloring or art - she is super artistic and wants to be an

artist when she grows up

...playing guitar

...blank sketch pads

...gel pens

...kids activity books

...singing

...Lalaloopsy minis

...Disney Princesses (her favorite is Princess Aurora)

...Mad Libs

...Minecraft

...books! She reads at an 8th grade level and loves it.

...unicorns

...rainbows

...Chick-Fil-A

...Mickey & Minnie Mouse

...playing dress up

...cute cats / kittens

...her favorite dinosaur is a t-rex

...loom weaving - she has a kit from Walmart that she uses to make cute little potholders out

of so any weaving loom refill kits would be great!

...American Heritage Girls

...swimming

...Cheeto's puffs

...McDonald's

...all types of balls -- she loves playing with them!

...All of the items on Daliana's Etsy favorites

Sizes

All sizes are listed as they are found in the USA

Mine:

Shirt Size: Large

Pant Size: 12

Shoe Size: 8 - 8 1/2


Hubby's:

Shirt Size: 2XL

Pant Size: 46"

Shoe Size: 11 Wide


Daughter's

She wears youth L shirts and child size 10 pants

Her shoe size is 2 right now

Favorite Shops

Here are some of my favorite shops and links to them. I would love gift certificates to any of them:

Amazon

Starbucks

Yes You Canvas!

Etsy

Redbubble

Think Geek

Jinx

Ratings

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Comment: Your card arrived yesterday. It is SO cute! The dolphin. The nice greeting. And the colorful lettering. Fantastic! :D Thanks for the tip with this website. If I feel in the mood to color something, I will definitely look there! XD
thequilterslink rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks
joyceann888 rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #2 on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer. I'm waiting until Christmas to open it.
user6937 rated for EJ: Ephemera ATC on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: You're right - the stamp matches the "sour puss" faces, lol.
Response: I know! When I saw it, I knew I had to add it to the ATC! Glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you for everything:)
Response: You're most welcome! :)
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Comment: This swap just came in a mailbag from last week and it was marked as 11/14 so I don't know where it's been hiding for over a month.
Response: How weird! I know you said you had issues with the post office. I already re-sent another little goodie for your daughter for October along with the November one since they hadn't arrived, so she gets an extra stocking stuffer. Maybe the one from the November swap will show up next month lol.
replicantrachel rated for TITS: Adult Colouring Page on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: I really enjoyed your choice in what to color. It's going right up on the fridge :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had fun making it!
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome!
Ace330660 rated for Just Randomness on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the items !
Response: You're welcome!
AZmom875 rated for AMMM:House Shaped ATC on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: I hope you had fun with your first atc house. I adore the idea of a house atc. Yours was super cute and fits great in my collection.
Response: I did have lots of fun creating it! The challenging part was trying to figure how to make it look like a house but still be fun and collaged and cute. I can't wait to try some more!
NiniJae rated for Pick 3 Swap on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much. I like everything you sent, especially the unique washi. Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was fun for me to put it together for you!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful mini PL! The color combination is a classic one - I once wanted to have my kitchen in those colors! :D I also thought that it was a nice challenge to put goodies in the same colors in. And yours came just at the perfect moment! I was searching for some music notes to use on a current project, just yesterday. Thank you SO much!!!
Response: Awww yay! I am so glad that you liked them! They are my favorite colors to go together. I had a black bedroom set once and my bedding was all black/white/red. I love the pop that red gives to it. So glad you liked it and the goodies came in handy!
mkrick127 rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great zine. I love your photographs! :)
Response: So glad you liked it! I had fun putting it together!
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Comment: saving, thanks!
Response: Hope you like it!
MuddyPuddle rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: What an awesome job you have, and what beautiful photos you take. Thanks so much for the minizine, it's super!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it! I do have a blast getting to take those pictures!
pattiairel rated for Mini Wishlist Swap #8 on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for a nice swap!! ♥♥♥ sorry I forgot to press save...this was on time!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Artstamper rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful minizine, with awesome pictures, thanks so much.
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! Glad you liked it!
user7007 rated for Dirty Poem ATC - TITS Group on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Good one!
Response: Glad you liked it! It was funny to put something cute and inappropriate together. I felt like it would be a great breakup ATC LOL
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown #30 on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! Sorry to just now rate, but with my crazy mail this just arrived!
Response: YAY! So glad it arrived safely! Hope you liked it!
Sysla rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap #2 on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for absolutely perfect swap! It really made my day! Especially I was surprised to see some address labels - it's so kind of you to print it for me! And this gift is very on time - I need them right now and even wanted to buy/order them. Washi samples and sticky notes are lovely, I liked the designs, thank you!
Response: Awww yay! That makes me feel so good knowing you liked all of it! It was a lot of fun putting it together for you. Happy swapping!

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Comments

Babsmomof5 on Dec 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card and tea you sent from AWG. I will definitely look forward to trying the tea!

tcornell on Dec 14, 2017:

I️ love the “Ernie” address labels you sent for AWG wishlist! Thank you so much. Definitely will come in handy at the new address!

VivaLaDiane on Dec 13, 2017:

I appreciate the vote so much! I read the story and just got on the floor crying. Animals are my weakness. I love people sure, but we can talk and express ourselves. They can't so that's where I put most energy I can muster. I know you relate and the vote means the world to me.

Have the best holiday season! I know it be tough but your kitties are partying in pet heaven and watching so do it up. xoxo♥♥

goinjenny on Dec 12, 2017:

Thank you for the memos in AWG December!

VivaLaDiane on Dec 10, 2017:

They will never fade friend, and you will meet them again. I promise. xoxo♥

VivaLaDiane on Dec 7, 2017:

Christina, I am so sorry about your kitties. :'( I can deal with human grief when it comes to loss but animals I just struggle so bad. It doesn't even have to be mine. I'm a wuss. But you're in my thoughts and my heart. It's hard now but I imagine when we depart here, we're going to have a fabulous reunion over that rainbow bridge. Much love my friend. ♥♥

kiddomerriweather on Dec 7, 2017:

Thank you for the pressed pennies from my November AATW wishlist. Most of my pennies are from WDW, but I don't have these. There are so many machines there though, I'm not surprise. They are all over the place! My dad just passed away, so I doubt I'll be getting anymore. My mom and dad would go to WDW at least 3 times a year. Usually more. It's really sad. I would always give them a coin pouch full of pennies and quarters. I have 3 of those pressed penny books from WDW and have 2 full ones and one that is 1/2 full. This wish that you granted me brought me so much joy, you don't even know. Thank you so much. ❤️

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:


Snowball fight, Gotcha!

Lila84 on Dec 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the address labels for AATW NOV wishlist :)

fishsteak on Nov 30, 2017:

Thanks for the lovely zine for my AATW November wishlist. I loooove your fireworks photos. Your job sounds amazing!

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