Date Joined: October 11, 2020
Last Online: February 8, 2021
Birthday: March 27
Country: United States
Hello everyone! Swaps are great, I did them years ago. I have a wide range of interests, they include: Harry Potter, planners and planner accessories, stickers, giving and receiving greeting cards, the color pink (though I enjoy purple and black too, depending on what it is...but pink is an almost guaranteed win), wolves, foxes, cats, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Firefly, roses, lilacs, pumpkin flavored and scented stuff, and magnets, buttons, and keychains (I collect them).
I have PTSD and Bipolar type 2. I enjoy reading/learning about mental health stuff and have plans to become a peer support advocate eventually. I've re-joined Swap-Bot because I'm lonely. I don't have a lot of friends right now, just moved, starting over from scratch at a hard time of year. It's October, and I'm on Disability, so I usually start Christmas shopping in October. This year I'm trying to piece a home back together.
I also have Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues. Sometimes I end up walking with a cane. The weather didn't seem to matter before, but I am finding the cold seems to be making things worse this year.
I am 46 years old, and have 2 grown daughters and a 5 year old grandson.
I have an awful tendency to "collect" stuff for crafting rather than actually crafting. I have about 15 adult coloring books, with only a couple pictures colored in some of them....some not at all! I have everything I could want to color with, really...crayons, markers, gel pens, colored pencils, and fineliners, but I tend to spend more time looking at memes on Facebook or pinning things on Pinterest! I have 2 latchhook kits, scrapbook paper, a bunch of stickers, 5 blank canvases for painting, assorted acrylic paints...lol...now to USE it.
I've always wanted to learn to crochet, my mom is pretty good at it and even makes her own patterns, but I just don't seem to have the patience to get anywhere.
I've made a few Smash books/junk journals...I really enjoyed those, they can be so pretty...but then I don't know what I want to do with them because they are pretty and I don't want to ruin them by writing in them!
I have made a few pocket letters, and love receiving them, but I'm never satisfied with my own work. I am definitely my own worst critic!
I am fascinated by crafting in general, I love to wander Michael's and Hobby Lobby and look at stuff, and there's so much I wish I could do. I think papercrafts interest me the most!
I love boxes, bags, and containers of all kinds, I don't know why.
I love to read, and while Harry Potter has my heart, I have a wide range of interests from fiction to fantasy, young adult to memoirs. Favorites include the Twilight series, the Hunger Games series, the Thirst series, books by Juliet Marrillier, the Harley Merlin series, the Vampire Academy books...I really enjoy books about witches, wizards, and vampires....magic...fantasy. Some books they term "Young Adult" are some of the best books I have read!
I love flavored teas and hot cocoa, but rarely seem to drink it. I drink a lot of flavored iced coffee, and live off diet soda. My favorite candies include Lindt milk chocolate, Reese's Peanut Butter cups, Peppermint Bark, and Holiday Mint M&Ms.
I love swapping with people who, like me, put thought and effort into their swaps. It takes the fun out of it, especially with package swaps, when you get something so completely different than what you were anticipating. Obviously people have different tastes and budgets, but should try to accommodate their partners' interests and likes as much as possible.
Have seen this done and loved it, so stealing it, lol...
A- Amethysts, Amazon, Autobiographies
B - Bracelets, especially silicone ones I can wear all the time, Buttons for my collection, Big Bang Theory, Birthdays, Babies, Books, Bookmarks, Black, Beauty and the Beast
C- Crystals, Charms, Chocolate (white or milk, no nuts), Caramel, Candles, Cupcakes, Celtic stuff, Cats, Christmas
D- Demi Lovato, Danielle Steel, Dollar stores
E- Essential oils, Eucalyptus, eBay, Etsy
F- Flowers, Foxes, Fairies, Fingerless gloves, Fantasy, Firefly (the series), Facebook
G- Gemstones, Game of Thrones, Greeting cards, Gel pens, Goddesses
H- Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Heather flowers, Harley Merlin, Hunger Games, Hot chocolate
I- Ireland, Ice cream, Iced coffee
J- Juniper Fox, Junk journals, Jeopardy
K- Kittens, Kyanite, Keychains
L- Labradorite, Lilacs, Lollipops, Love, Letters, Lace, Leather, Lindt chocolate
M- Malachite, Moonstone, the Moon, Maple, Magnets, Music, Magic, M&M's (no nuts), Memoirs
N- Notes, Notecards, Neopets
O- Onyx, Oprah
P- Peacock ore, Phoenixes, Pink, Purple, Presents, Pens, Paint, Planner stuff, Pumpkin flavors/smells, Pocket Letters, Princess Diana, Pinterest
Q- Quotes, Quartz, Quizzes
R- Roses, River Tam, Ravenclaw, Reese's Peanut Butter cups
S- Singing, Stones, Stationery, Sapphires, Swapping, School supplies, Stickers, Silver
T- Tea (flavored), Twilight, Themes
V- Vampires, Velvet, Violets
W- Washi, Witches, Wicca, Watercolor, Wolves, Wizards, Werewolves, WalMart, Wish, Wishes
Y- Young adult books, YouTube