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Hugsie86

Hugsie86
Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: July 15, 2018
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
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My Website
The Canadian Coast to Coast Penpal Café

About Me

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile! I'm a French Canadian girl in her early thirties (yikes!). I'm also fluent in English, and can understand Spanish and Italian. I really love learning new languages and wish I had the time and energy to learn them all! The next two languages I want to learn are Danish (I know a little bit) and German.

I've had many changed in my life in 2017-2018. My first child, a baby girl, was born in March of 2018. Because of that, I can sometimes be slow with my ratings but I'll always rate within a week or two of receiving a swap. You can always check with me if you are worried your swap hasn't arrived.

I took a long hiatus from Swap-Bot, but now I am back and loving it more than ever! I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. I take my swaps very seriously, I always send on time, and it is why I would prefer you contact me and give me a chance to re-send if something gets lost in the mail before rating.

I have a large variety of interests which include (but are not limited to) reading, paper crafting, bullet journaling, computer/video games, and writing letters/novels.

I love participating in any kind of swaps, but type 1s and 2s are my favorite. I host many swaps here on Swap-Bot, but also in my Facebook groups (pen pal groups). (See above for more details). I also have a blog where I review books and I write a newsletter for one of my groups.

In 2018, I hope to develop my skills in art journals and ATCs. I love the feeling of freedom that comes with creating something out of nothing!

Favorite Books

I'll read anything that catches and holds my attention. My preferred genres are thrillers, crime novels, chick lit, and non-fiction (self help and autobiographies).

Some of my favorite authors:

Louise Jensen, Karen Clarke, Kathy Reichs, Ken Follett, Camilla Lackberg, Dan Brown, Amelie Dubois, and L.M. Montgomery.

Favorite Television

Netflix is my best friend and so is the French Canadian version of it tou.tv. I mainly watch sitcoms, game shows, reality shows, and paranormal shows.

Sitcoms: How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Full House, Fuller House, Friends, 2 Broke Girls, Scrubs, One Day at a Time

Other shows: Castle, Bones, Ghost Hunters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Gilmore Girls,

For your French Canadians: Les beaux malaises, Radio Enfer, District 31, and shows with Patrice L'Écuyer or Véronique Cloutier.

Favorite Crafts

I love making pcoket letters and flipbooks. I sometimes dabble in scrapbooking, but I find it too time-consuming and I never have enough time to finish my projects.

I also like to cross stitch. Again, I rarely finish any projects. I've got about 5 on-going projects at the moment.

My goals for 2018 are art journals, ATCs, and junk journaling.

Swaps - Likes

  • Stickers
  • Touristic postcards (but other kinds are okay too)
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Bookmarks
  • Tea bags (please don't send at the moment, since I am breastfeeding)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Anything Harry Potter
  • Planner stickers
  • Small journals
  • Blank notecards
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

There aren't many things I don't like to receive. Here is a small list of things I would prefer not to receive:

  • Nothing violent (against any living creature)
  • Nothing with spiders (my phobia)
  • Nothing religious. Spiritual and/or paranormal is fine.
  • Nothing erotic/nude
  • Nothing related to politics.
  • Though I like to color, I don't like receiving coloring pages. Got too many coloring books at home!

Swaps - Misc.

I am opened to doing private swaps, especially if you are new to Swap-Bot and have been banned from my swaps because of it. You need to be committed though.

I'd be interested in doing easy swaps like postcards, washi samples, and loose stickers.

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.)

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for either skinny samples or themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).

Ratings

Leanne85 rated for ESG: Summer Reading Recommendation on Jul 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing - I have added The Surrogate to my list - looks like something I would enjoy reading :)
KSENiA rated for ESG: Summer Reading Recommendation on Jul 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
HOLDENV84 rated for ESG: Summer Reading Recommendation on Jul 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Louise Jensen is on my list to read. I have 3 of her books in my tub to read because I saw that everyone was recommending them on Facebook groups that I am in. Thank you so much for the recommendations
1koolkrafter rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Butterfly on Jul 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Very pretty! Thanks
ncnurse04 rated for Mini-pocket letter - Any theme on Jul 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Super cute!! Loved it and the goodies!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the colourful postcard. :)
bblue rated for Only in Canada: Beginner Mail Art on Jul 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the envelope with the cute hand-drawn ocean scene!
Response: You're welcome! I had a lot of fun drawing it!
tweetyiscool29 rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Some interesting looking titles in there :)
Norsulaulu rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I haven't read an Agatha Christie book yet and I've been meaning to.
SwissChallet rated for Summer Washi Samples on Jul 3, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great washi samples: might take them with me on holiday to decorate the postcards I'll send! We don't have a pool either, but enjoy a dip in the lake every now and then when the weather is too hot. Have a great summer!
raveniacono rated for Summer Washi Samples on Jun 30, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute summer washi. I hope you get plenty of pool time this summer.
tweetyiscool29 rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jun 30, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Oops! I thought I'd rated for this already! My apologies! Thank you for the awesome card :) That sounds like a very interesting book ending!
KSENiA rated for Music from your country (E-SWAP) on Jun 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
5
rating
Comment: Fab board, thank you. Finland is definitely one of the places I want to see.
RakkaS rated for Email Penpals #2 on Jun 16, 2018
5
rating
 
celloplyr rated for Music from your country (E-SWAP) on Jun 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for all the great songs you chose! When I think of the Canadian music scene, I often forget how diverse it is. Thanks for sharing, it was a nice list!
5
rating
Comment: thank you so much for the cute flipbook! I love it :)
Leftie rated for Pinterest - European Country #3 on Jun 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: 🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮 Amazing board on Finland! 🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮
catonip rated for You've Got Mail #2 on Jun 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :D I enjoyed reading your letter.
5
rating
 

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 227 34 38
Completed Fives Threes Ones
159 314 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
57 73 29 0
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Comments

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

TB

bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

WritersSoul on Feb 27, 2018:

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

...well said...I like a man that's honest and crafty

Profile Quote #11

thebeholder on Feb 27, 2018:

"The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? Alice: I"m afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."

-Alice in Wonderland Profile Quote #11

MidsummerDream on Feb 27, 2018:

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”— The Doctor, Doctor Who

Profile Quote #11

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