I can't believe it and its happening very quickly, but I'm moving to Fort Worth, Texas! Yay! I'll be closer to my family and starting a new job. Eeek! I'm so very nervous. So in the meantime, while i'm packing frantically, organizing a yard sale and getting ready for a new job, I'm going to limit myself with swap activity so nothing gets lost in the mail and confusion ensues. I don't want that to happen. Wish me luck!
My name is Jessica and I live in a small town in West Texas and I'm in the process of moving to North Texas. I have two dogs and one cat and one ever-so patient husband. I'm messy by nature, and am always looking for tips and tricks to organize my craft space, but really my entire world. My best friend is my sister-in-law, she and I are crazy for crafts. Papercrafts, crochet, happy mail, vinyl projects and heat transfer vinyl projects. Basically, any excuse to visit Hobby Lobby and Michaels. And Target, lets not forget about Target.
If ever you have not received a swap from me please message me, I would be happy to resend. If it is a package then I will more than likely have a tracking number with it, just let me know. :) Communication is key.
A nerd is someone who is unapologetically enthusiastic about a subject. I'm a nerd for Bob's Burgers. They're a family that cooks specialty burgers, they live above their restaurant, across the street is an Italian restaurant Jimmy Pestos and a stationery store called Yours Truly Stationery. They can break out in song at any moment. It's got everything I need and I love everything about it. My husband believes I love this show because a piece of me is in every character.
CURRENTLY READING... Absolutely nothing. So if you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.
Books and authors that I have loved: The Shining, Doctor Sleep, The Stand, anything written by Neil Gaiman, Harry Potter, Outlander series, Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, Ray Bradbury, David Sedaris, Fahrenheit 451, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, The Never Ending Story. This list could go on. I would also like to mention that I read/listen to books in all forms. Paperback, e-reader, audio. I love a good audio book, I can get twice the house work done without skipping a beat. Who am I kidding, I rarely get housework done.
I really enjoy alternative. If you listen to Sirius radio, my go to stations are Alt Nation and The Spectrum. Love: Cold War Kids, The Black Keys. Travis, 1975, Daft Punk, Death Cab for Cutie, Sondre Lerche, The Shins, Norah Jones, Ben Folds, Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, M83, Muse, Nouvelle Vague, Spoon, The Killers.
The Crown and Alias Grace on Netflix
I watch too much television. I always have. My favorite guilty pleasure is binge watching Bob's Burgers. Linda is still my favorite character. But my favorite of all shows has to be Rectify. There's never been a show like it. I always love a good show recommendation, so bring it!
Other shows I've loved: Happy Endings, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, The Killing, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Fargo, Archer, How I Met Your Mother, Transparent, Red Oaks, Outlander, Penny Dreadful, Broadchurch, Sherlock, The Fall, Stranger Things.
LASTEST MOVIE I'VE SEEN...
Star Wars The Last Jedi and Coco
I like but am not limited to: independent films, comedies, romantic comedies and dramas.
Some favorite movies include: Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, Secretary, Step Brothers, Annie Hall, Rushmore, Howl's Moving Castle, There Will Be Blood
Crocheting, especially things to give as gifts. Potted plants, succulents because they're so hardy
I have a regular sized Happy Planner and love to use it!
I love to cook all types of food. Any tried and true crowd (or husband) pleasers are always appreciated.
Recipes for my bread maker and/or pressure cooker.
A thoughtful gift I received recently was a heat press; my husband felt bad watching me trying to put all my weight on a college dorm sized iron.
I would really love recommendations for: books, podcasts and TV shows.
GUDETAMA (he gets me, he's my spirit food)
Arthur (the PBS kids show)
Unicorns! Alpacas! and Rainbows! Oh My!
unused US postage stamps, (to use not to collect)
stickers, does anyone else subscribe to Pipsticks? I want to visit the real life store one day.
Kawaii and Jetoy
washi tape (even though I love it, I have so much of it I don't know how I will ever use all of it. I mean, I just can't believe how much I was able to collect in just a years time. I went nuts! But of course, don't let that discourage you from sending washi! :D )
stationery papers (this is my #1 favorite thing to look for at Secondhand stores)
envies; handmade or unique
watercolors, love the look of it
modern hand calligraphy (I have nice handwriting but not the patience to learn it myself)
animals: cats and dogs mostly, okay I love cats a lot. My husband and I fight over who gets to cuddle her every night. When I see animals on the street my voice turns into a high pitched baby squeal and I start adding 's' and 'z's to the ends ofs my words. My closest friends understand that this phenomenon is to simply be ignored. Strangers usually ask me if I'm okay.
the ocean or beach. Snorkeling is the easiest way to go from one world directly into another one.
Vietnam, my parents built a house in my Mom's home village and my siblings and I try to visit every few years.
A look at my pinterest boards will give you a nice picture of things that I enjoy. Link is at the top of my profile.
I have an allergy to pistachios.
Postcards: I prefer PCs to be sent naked. But if it needs protecting, it's fine to send it in an envie, just use your judgement.
Teas: I like most teas except for chai tea. I'm so sorry Chai Tea, I really wanted to like you, but I just don't.
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