I am newly 40 (say what!?), a wife, a fur mom, an occassional human foster momma, & a substitute teacher. I live in Louisiana, am a native, but not to the area in which I live. My husband served 20 years in the USAF & just retired. He has gone back to school & is working as a teacher. Professionally I'm a mental health therapist, but haven't worked in my field in quite some time. We have 4 pets- 2 cats & 2 dogs & our longest foster placement was 2 siblings for 15 months. Our home actually just reopened after Thanksgiving so any day now I expect to welcome a child into our home. Who know for how long they'll be here.
I absolutely LOVE snail mail. It is the highlight of every.single.day! I adore it. I join in swaps on Instagram & here on Swapbot. My favorites are Christmas cards - it's the one thing I do almost annually, themed package swaps like on IG (mug swap, pass the ball, etc) & I occasionally look for those here, random ATC swaps & that's really all I've dabbled in.
I'm an animal lover & welfare advocate, a travel/road trip/camping junkie, a DIY Pinterester, newbie gardener, Christian, & decorator.
I've had a rough go of it the last few months. I'm trying to rediscover myself, put self care to the forefront, find what I love & enjoy doing again.
I'm a streaming junkie.... Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. A few faves are Shameless, Call the Midwife (I'm a sucker for British chic lit also), Making a Murderer, Gilmore Girls, Handmaid's Tale, & about a hundred others! On TV I love Life in Pieces, New Amsterdam, Grey's Anatomy.
My favorite crafts are really just creating things, DIY, Pinterest inspired projects for a specific reason. I do enjoy Bible Journaling which utilizes special markers stickers, paints, ephemera, tabs & such. I love planning & use a large spiral bound paper planner. I also journal for my mental health & to document life. Photos & documenting life is very important to me. I love anything positive - quotes, sayings, scripture, all that gooey stuff. It really makes me smile. I dabble in thread crafts like cross stitching & embroidery. I can always use stickers of any kind. I do adore me some note cards & always find a use for them.
Very strong floral odors, anything too girly or flowery (grandma-ish), anything saturated with nicotine - I'll be sneezing before I can even get it open! Nail polish, clean postcards.
Christmas theme red truck, stickers of all kinds, notecards, old written on postcards, old stamps, made ATC's for trade, animals - monkeys, gorillas, orangutan, cats, dogs, horses, koalas, you get the picture..., pens, markers, labels, sticky tabs, bookmarks, magnets, thimbles from places, paper crafting/journaling items, teal & red, lotions, body sprays, lip balms, long necklaces, Dachshunds, essential oils, anything remotely "crunchy" (lifestyle), scripture, memes, positive affirmations, recipes, etc.
Snack: funyuns, chocolate chip cookies Candy: twizzlers Chocolate: Hershey w/ almond, kit Kat Colors: red, aqua, yellow, greys Music: contemporary Christian, country (old school) Artist: Lauren Daigle, Vince Gill, Reba, Mercy Me Decor: Chevron, red truck, positive affirmations, teal/white/grey, succulents. Spare Time: reading, social media, journaling, Bible study
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