Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States
I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and zentangle!
I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the long winter days and nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.
I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!
I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like most rap or any head-banging music.
My favorite artists: Def Leopard, Garth Brooks, Billy Idol, Martina McBride and nature sounds and most everything in between. When I am in my "creative zone", I like the background noise to be soothing and non-intrusive.
I love to listen to podcasts. My favorite are Unsolved Murders: True Stories, Serial Killers, Once Upon a Crime|True Stories, Conspiracy Theories and many more. What I like about them is they are based on true stories of unsolved murders (for the most part) and then dive in and give a compelling retelling of the facts based on the story. It's intriguing and I enjoy listening to them.
I recently discovered a couple new podcasts not related to murder. One is from the Michigan NPR called Believed. It is about the Olympics Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar who was sexually abusing the gymnasts for nearly 2 decades. So interesting! Check it out! Start at episode one.
Another one I found is The Dream. Another podcast to start at Episode one. It is about MLM's and Direct Sales. Opened my eyes. Believe me. Can't wait for these to episodes to be uploaded so I can download them to listen. So interesting.
Podcasts. I listen daily. Recommend your favorite; I tend to listen to Parcast podcasts Useless Information, Once Upon a Crime/True Crime (One of my favorites), Southern Fried True Crime, The Box of Oddities, Unsolved Mysteries, just to name a very few I listen to.
My bookshelf is full of goodies! I have the Harry Potter series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Water for Elephants, The Clan of the Cave Bear series, Reiki books and many Bibles. Plus so much more!
I don't watch a lot of tv. I can go a couple of weeks without even turning it on! But I do own two, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom.
Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.
BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!
PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.
If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.
If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.
I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.
POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with.
My ABC's for swaps:
A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol.
B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers.
C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils & pens. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!)
D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate.
E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe
F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.
G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorilla's. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley. Giraffes. Gardening.
H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger.
I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland.
J: Jam. J.K. Rowling.
K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.
L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas.
M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine.
N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler.
O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans.
P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Peppe` Le Pew. Princesses.
Q: Quartz. Quidditch
R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.
S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severas Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot.
T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee.
U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.
V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.
W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White.
Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.
Z: Zentangle. Zines.
PLEASE DON'T SEND:
Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also.
Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her. Mean people.
Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.
I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!
I have also been sewing dog boots for our furry friends. They are made primarily of fleece, but have suede on them, so our friends have sure footing when walking in cold weather. They also help keep the salt off our friends paws, which damage their paws. In the summer, on those sultry, super hot days, they keep our furry friends from burning their paws on the tar and cement! If it is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Dogs sweat through their paws, so we need to protect those precious paws!
ATC's; I am finding I am enjoying making these very much. They are a fav of mine! The Found Image-type is a big hit with me. It is interesting to see what others find.
Zentangle; I discovered it here on SB almost 3 years ago and I checked out YouTube for a swap to see if I could actually do it, and was instantly hooked! I have made myself a book filled with samples of the different types of tangles, and had to move to a 5 x 7 drawing book I've had for years (I can't draw) to add more zentangle samples along with the zentangle names. I really love zentangle, but since I am not an artist, it is really like chicken scratch.
Flaked on by CaptHowdy132 in swap 'Little "Classroom" Valentines swap' (2019) [Coordinator JennaZ refused to angel swap "because there were 10 partners"] Angelled by Bluecrayons 3/24/2019 Thank you!
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