I am a Christian, married mom of 2 awesome little boys. I have a cute miniature schnauzer puppy. I love to read, craft, sew, embroider and write in my journal. I am a former teacher and librarian who now stays home to care for my children.
I do not flake.
I promise to send all my swaps. If you did not receive something from me, PLEASE let me know. Something has gone wrong in the mail, and I will resend.
I promise to rate.
I like to reuse/recycle, so please forgive ugly packaging! :)
I LOVE to read! A few of my favorite books include:
Water for Elephants,
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,
The Great Gatsby,
The Kite Runner,
The Jacky Faber Series,
The Red Tent,
The Kitchen God's Wife,
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Giver Quartet
I love happy, colorful things (pastels, brights, whatever! I love 'em all!).
I love "pretty things" (i.e. flowers),
vintage and vintage-looking items,
wholesome funny or silly things,
I like birds,
lemons and limes,
fun stuff for my kiddos,
cute stuff for my boy dog.
I collect vintage handkerchiefs and Minton china pieces (no particular pattern).
I prefer handmade/DIY/unique items as opposed to store bought/mass produced.
My house is decorated with warm, inviting colors. It's pretty traditional.
Other things that would make me smile when I open my mail would be:
*ATCs, ATC sleeves, papers
*foreign and/or vintage stamps (cancelled or not)
*fabric scraps, trims, lace
*unique buttons or beads
*vintage or foreign postcards
I would love any used copies of crafting/sewing magazines! I am especially interested in "Mollie Makes" magazine!
I don't really like dark, morose or gothic themes. I don't love contemporary art. I don't like scary or vulgar themes. I don't like Hello Kitty or other Kawaii.
I'm really addicted to swapping teas! It's so fun to try something new and different, that I would never have found if not for swapping! :)
I love black teas, especially fruit-flavored black teas.
I don't really like many herbal or fruit teas.
You can check out my shopping list on Steepster (link above) to see a specific "tea wishlist." However, I love surprises, too!
I have been lucky to recieve many wonderful teas from many wonderful swap partners! Here are some of my favorites (I'd love to get my hands on these!):
*Garant Svart Te Skogsbar
*Twinings Passion Fruit Mango & Orange (Flavored Black Tea)
*Twinings Blackcurrant Breeze
*Any Nordqvist flavoured black tea! (i.e. Viisasten Tee, Tsemppiä!, Olet Ihana, Tiikerin Päiväuni, Keisarin Morsian, Sadepäivän Ilo, Karibian Aurinko)