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Date Joined: September 3, 2007
Last Online: February 29, 2008
Birthday: July 6, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

To my recent swap partners - I've had a very emotionally draining month in January. I apologize to those whose packages I have not yet sent out. I hate to be one of the ones who puts up this horrible message. I will send them out as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding - Kelly

I've never done a swap before, but I've always wanted to. Recently, I've been feeling kind of down and I know that making other people happy makes me feel better! That's why I decided to join!

I'm 25 years old. I live with my amazing boyfriend of three years. He's a PhD. student at Cornell working on math (yuck!) We don't have any children yet, but are planning on it in the futre.

I live in central New York state, where I work as a French teacher to junior high students. I love my job and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!! I am working on my Master's degree in Second Language Education and am almost done! Hooray!

I have been to France three times. My first was in high school for a week, my second was in college for 9 months, and my last was as a chaperone this past April. It was different every time for me because I was at very different points in my life. I love just about anything associated with France or Quebec. My boyfriend is actually from Montreal (though his family is Anglo) and we have been there a few times together. I love sharing French children's books with my students because they can actually read some of them!

I am very interested in learning new languages. I am currently trying to teach myself Swedish via cds in my car. It's been fun! I would also like to learn German and a little more Italian. I took an intro Italian course in undergrad and really liked it. I hope to teach my future children multiple languages so it would be neat to have childrens books from other countries.

Favorite Flavors: Strawberry, vanilla, watermelon, CHOCOLATE (the real thing, not the hard candy version)

Favorite Season: fall

Favorite Holiday: Halloween!

Favorite Flowers: Lilac, Daffodils, daisies and roses.

Favorite Candy: Twizzlers, anything with peanut butter Junior Mints, York Peppermint Patties, Lindor truffles, any Kinder... and AERO bars. It is nearly impossible to find Aero bars here. I love the minty ones - do they still make those?!

Favorite Drinks: Diet Pepsi, flavored coffees, chai


Black licorice and anise - YUCK! I'm not really a fan of anime at all. Religious stuff...

I love:

French/France The Eiffel Tower :) Swarovski Crystal bicone beads... Penguins

Favorite Music

I really like Billy Joel and the Barenaked Ladies. I also like Mika, French pop music... I pretty much like most music except hip-hop / NEW R&B. (Unless it is Quebecois hip hop then it's just hilarious)

Favorite Books

I like Teacher Man by Frank McCourt and romantic comedy novels like Bridget Jones. I also enjoy historical fiction novels.

Favorite Movies

LOVE ACTUALLY is by far my favorite movie. I really like girly movies like that. I enjoy French cinema, as well.

Favorite Television

I like dramas like House and CSI. We don't have cable anymore, so I don't get to watch these as much as I used to. I also really like Sex and the City.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy beading and paper crafting. I am always open to new crafting ideas and suggestions if you know of something fun! I love working with glass beads - particularly Swarovski crystals and glass pearls. They're just so pretty! I've tried knitting a little bit, but I haven't been able to get the hang of it. I am horrible at crocheting, my mom is amazing at it, why can't I do it!? I would like to sew a little bit more. We have a Singer from the 1940s with the pedal at the thigh. It doesn't backstich, but it still looks really sleek. I love it.

My favorite colors!

I love the color pink in any shade but especially neon! I also like black, silver, green, yellow, blue and purple. (and all neon colors)

What I wanna try...

I would LOVE to try soap-making someday. I think it would be really fun and an interesting hobby. All I have to do now is convince the boy... ;) I love getting handmade soaps - they always smell so lovely! I'm planning on giving my friends and family members gift baskets with handmade bath products in them for Christmas. I know they'll love them!

Some other last minute informa

If we're doing a jewelry swap or something similar - I very much prefer silver to gold for findings and things. Gold doesn't really look good on me. I also have very, very tiny wrists and fingers - I wear a size 5 ring and a 6 inch bracelet. (I sort of like to let them dangle a little bit, so something slightly larger would be ok, too) I don't like to wear long necklaces - 18 inches is quite long for me. I prefer them to sit on my collar bones or just below.


Ceinwyn rated for French Kiss! (French Media Swap) on May 21, 2008
Comment: Sorry, this is the first "1" that I rate. I will change it if I receive something.
Comment: I will change the rating if I receive something.
Pattycakes rated for Matchboxes for Beginners - Intl on May 1, 2008
zigg13pra rated for Matchboxes for Beginners - Intl on Apr 16, 2008
Comment: Not recieved, no response to messages.
jeannine rated for Valentine's matchbox swap on Mar 24, 2008
Comment: I will be happy to change if I receive anything.
ladybug267 rated for REAL FRIENDS Swap on Mar 24, 2008
kgurliek rated for REAL FRIENDS Swap on Mar 24, 2008
Comment: Will change rating once I receive something.
Sasy rated for The Ugliest Thing You Can Find #2 on Feb 28, 2008
Comment: This thing is definitely the ugliest thing the earth has ever seen! You won! :)
Response: I think it's especially ugly when the head falls off. :)
herwithacurl rated for 10 Beads You Don't Need on Feb 26, 2008
Comment: Goregeous beads! thank you. :)
RxTeddyToGo rated for handmade gift for you on Feb 19, 2008
Comment: I love the bracelet and I may have to go get my ear pierced! Thanks a bunch :)
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked it - the hearts are my favorite!
Comment: Hi Kelly - thanks so much for the fun and cute earrings!
katyism rated for Handmade Earrings Swap Internatioal on Feb 17, 2008
mmmontserrat rated for Crafty Penpal #1 on Feb 10, 2008
craftycrocheter rated for Googly eyed Creature ATC on Feb 7, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the really cute ATC's.
Griffie rated for Crafty Penpal #1 on Feb 4, 2008
Comment: Lovely letter, thankyou. I enjoyed reading about what you like to do!
Comment: I picked this up from the post office before heading to a friends house. Those adorable pirate ducks almost didn't make it back to my house!! Thanks for all the cute fabrics!
Nanamint rated for Just the Matchbox on Feb 1, 2008
Comment: Merci beaucoup pour la belle boîte d'allumettes ! If you ever want to practise your french, I'm there :o)
alyssa rated for My Favourite Band/Musician/Singer on Jan 31, 2008
Comment: Sorry I didn't get to rating you sooner. Thanks for the CD!

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Amberly on Mar 16, 2008:

I hope the package I sent for the handmade art/craft swap was received ok as my tracking # says it was delivered on 3/13 and I have not received a rating and you have not logged in. I hope everything's ok...

paulavelosa on Feb 19, 2008:

hello. didn´t you got my package for the "hand made item" swap? is taking too much time...

vickie on Feb 17, 2008:

Hi, Just want to know if you got my matchbox? Matchboxes for Beginners - Intl I sent it out a while ago, please let me know. Thanks, Vickie

paulavelosa on Feb 14, 2008:

hello, didn´t you got my hand made gift? sent it some time ago... please check and rate me!

cera34 on Feb 1, 2008:

Actually you were right on time :)

Loved Spain, but camera was dead. I'm waiting on Laura to post a few pics so I can steal them, unfortunately none will be on baby is Monica. But wow is she adorable :)

babysingsing on Jan 31, 2008:

Hi there! Just a reminder to send out your ugly thing for the Ugliest Thing You Can Find #2 swap! Lemme know if you have any questions. xx + oo

enakitty on Jan 15, 2008:

Hi- Don't forget to mark your swaps as "sent" for the "Matchbox Swap"! Thanks! :)

Agnetha on Dec 29, 2007:


Thanks too for the socks!! Sorry I haven't contacted you earlier, but I have just re-installed my whole computer so that has taken most of my time! Thanks a million times!!

Have a great new year!!

agonysdecay on Dec 29, 2007:

Aww, thanks so much for all your compliments! Its a pleasure having you as a partner dear! <3

cera34 on Dec 11, 2007:

Friend, I'm leaving for home in one week! Only for about 10 days though. That should be long enough :p

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