October 2018 - Canada Post has started a rotating strike, so mail will be moving slower than usual. Fingers crossed that it gets back to normal soon! I will not be hosting any swaps while this is ongoing.
PLEASE NOTE - I am not a fan of animal products. Please do not send me edibles/potables of any kind, including tea. Thank you for your consideration! ♥
I reached 1000 hearts on June 28th, 2012 - yay for happy mailboxes!
Hi, mystery reader! I'm a happily married mother of two girls - one is 12, the other is eight.
My eldest was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January 2016. (It was a super-scary time, but she's adjusted very well.)
I babysit two toddlers and a baby full-time. I have hopes of acquiring some free time one of these days, hah! ♥
I'm a chronic insomiac, and cold weather tries it's best to kill me. I'd gladly hibernate through the winter if it were even remotely viable. I absolutely HATE being rained on, and I'm predisposed to hating gloomy days, especially if it's chilly outside.
Our herd - Two cats (Zoey and Koopa) and two dogs (Bowser and Ellie). We said goodbye to Boo in 2013. :(
Planner stuff: Yep, I'm one of those day planner-crazy people. (It's fun, and keeps me both organized and motivated. What's not to love?) I can always use planner stickers and such.
my main planner is a standard-sized traveler's notebook with a variety of inserts; the weekly inserts I use have EC/Happy Planner-width columns
a bullet journal (I make the columns the same width as the Erin Condren/Happy Planner columns, so any of those stickers will be perfect!)
I never use paperclips in my planner (though I do like pretty binder clips, since they don't crimp the paper, and planner charms are always fun!), and I won't ever use any stickers related to coffee, religion, school, driving/cars, drinking/parties, or hair/manicure/spa stuff.
I used to play FFXI, FFXIV, WoW and GW2.
We have both the NES and SNES Classic consoles - I love those things, when I actually get a chance to use 'em! I do play Pokemon Go as well.
If you're an active Pokemon Go player and would like to add me to your friends' list, please do PM me - I'd be happy to exchange gifts with more people regularly!
Latest game obsessions: Stardew Valley, My Time At Portia and Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles on PC. ｡◕ ‿ ◕｡
I do monthly meal planning, mostly for my family rather than myself. (They're quite omnivorous, and I'm not.) I don't know how I managed before I started meal planning, and I wish I'd started sooner! It makes things so much easier, both in terms of food prep and for grocery shopping. I'm always looking for new recipes to try, especially for main dishes.
TV -- It's VERY rare for me to watch TV at all, and when I do, it's probably on Netflix. I enjoy Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I was sad when the Hannibal series was cancelled. :(
Movies -- Like TV, it's very rare for me to watch movies. When I do, I'm open to almost anything, as long as it's not over-the-top senseless violence/gore-y. I used to LOVE horror movies, but after having kids, I just can't watch 'em. I have an intense dislike for "chick flicks". My genre of choice these days tends to be action or sci-fi - bonus points if it's funny.
I read a TON, whenever I get a few minutes to myself. I'll read anything I can get my hands on - I read too quickly to be very choosy. My books of choice are generally fantasy, sci-fi, horror or mythology-based. My Stephen King collection is nearly complete, yay! If you have any book suggestions, please do share.
My musical tastes are incredibly eclectic. My playlist bounces between anything from (old) Weezer to Etta James to Opeth to Operation Ivy to Beethoven. Current favorites: Howl by Florence + the Machine, Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.
I'm not currently interested in swapping deco books - if it isn't for a swap, or returning a full deco of mine (I can dream, right?), please do not send me any deco books!
Themes I probably can't tackle: anything hand-drawn/painted, steampunk, zetti, anything particularly dark. (I have nothing against these themes whatsoever, they just aren't styles I can pull off.)
I seriously dislike corner-stapled deco books, and deco books with really bulky embellishments. If I have to send a single deco book as a package rather than letter mail, it's too bulky. (And I'll have to pay way too much to mail it.)
I dabble in a bunch of other crafts: various paper crafts, cross stitch/needlework, simple sewing with felt, playing with seed beads, etc. I totally can't knit, crochet (unless single crochet chains count, hah!), or quilt, though I do wish I could!
I still make ATCs for other people once in a while, though pretty much only needlework ATCs. I should have a few examples of these in my gallery over at ATCs For All, if you're curious.
I am no longer collecting inchies, twinchies, or ATCs/APCs. The only twinchies I'm interested in are the few listed in my wishlist to finish a canvas. I have some NOT made by me (some inchies and twinchies, and a LOT of ATCs/APCs) that I'd be happy to trade for something else - take a peek at my wishlist and let me know if you're interested, and if there is a particular theme(s) that you're looking for.
mint green (my favourite!) and soft pink, especially together
pastels (especially with a little pop of gold/silver/copper)
pink and grey together
Animals - foxes, wolves, red pandas, servals, giraffes, owls.
Fruits - citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit.
Other themes and whatnot - hot air balloons, Gorjuss, arrows, geometric patterns, stars, planets, galaxies, mountains, nature scenes, leafy trees, cacti and other succulents.
Cutesy things - cute dinosaurs, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), cute Halloween, cute Pokemon, takochu.
TV/games, etc - Hannibal (the TV series), Star Trek, James Bond (the Craig movies only - Bond and Q are my favourites), Stardew Valley (computer game).
Misc: Planners and planner accessories, Project Life, deco books, Pokemon Go, washi tape, reading, cross stitch, making things, music, BJDs, sunshine, gardening, cooking, learning, video games.
I DO NOT like: White or very light-colored washi tape. Foam anything. Animal products, including feathers. (Images of feathers are fine.) Hazelnuts. The color red. Aspartame. Black licorice. The smell of smoke or incense. Converty-religious stuff. Toe, knee-high or thigh-high socks. Realistic squirrels, horses, or deer. Twilight. Anything circus-related. Dicing onions, ugh. Deco books bound with a staple in the corner. Patriotic themes.
I'm phobic of: Clowns, eyeballs, flying bugs. (Butterflies are okay.)
standard-sized traveler's notebook inserts or dashboards, especially weekly/monthly planner inserts (handmade totally welcome!)
washi tape (any, but especially the really narrow stuff)
Halloween/Christmas-themed paper crafting supplies (papers, stickers, ribbons, embellishments, etc)
seed beads or other small beads, crimp beads, tiny charms, jump rings
thin waxed thread, any color
anything for papercrafting - nice quality images, scrapbook paper or cardstock, stamped images, flat embellishments, die cuts, punchies, paper flowers, Dresden trim, Starform sticker borders, etc
anything for a bullet journal and/or traveler's notebook
Gorjuss Girl stamps or stamped images (preferably in black ink on white card stock)
Project Life cards
planner stickers and charms
Halloween-themed twinchies (need 2 more to finish a canvas!)
pretty or profile-based stickers
embroidery floss, any color
fingerless gloves; I'm almost always wearing them (handmade is more than welcome!)
Current tags and whatnot:
It makes me sad that I have to add this section, but here we go. I'm only going to list swaps which DO NOT have an angel at the top. (It was getting way too big otherwise, which is sad.) I have never once had a flaker make up a swap for me, and I'm veryVERY thankful for my lovely angels! Flakers and angels for other swaps will be listed separately. And another big THANK YOU to those lovely folks who angel things for people who get flaked on - people like you make swap-bot a better place! :)
(Everything to date has been angel-ed - yay!)
♥♥ My lovely angels! Yay! ♥♥ - @NaughtyElf | @piglet59645 | @yunasy | @susieq11 | @Mar1l1ze | @Juliajae | @TeaNi | @Tommie | @choke | @Rejoicing | @KatarinaNavane x2| @craftyish | @ladyb | @chelle523 | @PJ | @sostenson | @VivaLaDiane | @hlwolfe72 | @thisismeAXiD | @Beckster | @Cristin91 | @aliceinconverse | @Pashanista | @CrystalZ
Flakers! BOO! @mysistersdress | @layoutsfromtheheart | @Najean | @Stephiebear1234 | @Tigger679 | @TheArtistChick (on two swaps!)| @Mechanix | @SJsCraftyMom | @EllaBella (deleted account)| @CherylCraftCabin | @Creepygirl | @FickityTwists | @savvygal | @SIEN | @MoominStar9 | @ncfriend | @JenniferKaos | @emayees | @unvlmom | @jmvav (account deleted) | @luv2cre8 | @KaliTracer (on THREE swaps!) | @luckygurl13 |
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