My name is Maritza. Friends call me Ritz...like the crackers :) I'd describe my style as Californian goth-Victorian romantic girly rocker chic lol. Becoming a makeup artist is on my bucket list. I'm a full-time SAHM and student. I'm working towards a degree in business. I love writing..creative writing. Especially fiction.
My family and I love food. We love all kinds of ethnic foods. There aren't very many varieties of food sold here...everything has been completely Americanized. We'd love anything local to you....sweet or savory.
I love giving and getting handmade and I appreciate all types of humor.
I love any sort of crafting. I also enjoy learning new techniques, especially ones related to painting. I'm not very good at it but I love painting using acrylics on canvas. Its soothing to my soul :) I also enjoy sewing. My MIL has an amazing stash of machines and sergers..I'm just waiting until she kicks the bucket so I can claim them for myself!! I have recently discovered my love for paper crafting and am enjoying making matchboxes, ATCs, and journal pages. And lastly, I dabble in jewelry making especially as gifts. A girl can never have too many earrings!!
ABOUT MY SWAPS
I reuse envelopes so don't worry if you get an envie from me that looks like its been to hell and back. Its only an envie and its my way of being green and saving a few pennies :)
I also reswap items that I have no use for. I will not send garbage to anyone and I also do NOT want to receive garbage. I'm sorry if this bothers you but I think its better than just tossing something out.
I will always send out a swap. I try to get them out extra early just in case. I have 3 kids and I go to school FT so needless to say that shit happens so I try to avoid that by planning ahead. If you do not get your swap from me, please MESSAGE ME FIRST! I will do my best to solve the problem. I also try to post to your profile when I have sent your package just as confirmation to you as well.
I will always rate my swaps received as soon as I have them in my hands. If I expect that there will be a delay, I will post it here on my profile. I will always rate a 5 if you followed swap guidelines.
All I ask is that you do the exact same. Thanks in advance and happy swapping!!! :)
I love anything by Amy Tan, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen and Shakespeare. I also enjoy a good modern novel, chic lit, or teeny bop book. I really enjoy books about the Nazi regime (i.e. Sarah's Key, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Night)
I don't like romance novels, self help books, or sci-fi especially aliens. I read "Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen and hated it.
Books I'm reading right now...
- Jane Eyre
- The Luxe series
Books I would like to read... (willing to do private trade for these too!)
"American Psycho" - Bret Easton Ellis
"Decision Points" - George W. Bush
"The Blind Assassin" - Margaret Atwood
"In The Garden of Beasts" - Erik Larson
"Queste" and "Syren" - Angie Sage
These are specific things me/my family is really interested in receiving or trading for...
I LOVE FBs, SBs, any sort of deco, all bags, Lyrix, Quotz, SLAMS!!!. I'm not too fond of crams or sheets though. But if you have any of the above that you need to pass along, I would LOVE to take them off your hands. PM me for my address OR toss them into the package you're already sending. That would totally make my day :)
BIG WISHES (willing to trade in private swap!)
- Amigurumi (especially Batman, Spiderman, Moose, Hello Kitty or Where The Wild Things Are)
- knit/crochet adult sized beanie with brim
PINK...the color. Any shade of pink! Pretty much if its pink, I'll love it!
Hello Kitty...I've been addicted to HK for over 2 decades!!
Kawaii anything! My favorites are...Rilakkumma, Hangyodon, Lloromannic, Tenorikuma
Big, funky bracelets...especially cuffs with a rocker chic vibe.
Cupcake stuff. I collect cupcake liners and sprinkles. Also any paper, stationary, notecards, stickers, or anything with cupcakes :)
Stickers...especially Hello Kitty (or any other kawaii related), superheros, robots or skate/surf/etc brands. Please no reward/religious stickers unless they're those multi-colored, foil stars.
Art! All types of art...especially modern art, pop art, tattoo, classics and street/graffiti art. My favorites are Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Ken Bailey and Picasso.
I LOVE gummy candy...ALL types of gummy candy!! Especially sour gummies like Sour Patch Kids Watermelon.
I also looooooooove chocolate!! My very favorite is anything Kinder! I will marry you if you send me some Kinder for real!! Okay maybe not marry but definitely stalk. I also like Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Crisp, Kit Kat and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Travel...especially skylines, famous buildings or landmarks. We also enjoy maps especially subway maps NOT postcard maps. I truly heart NYC and I am positive I left my heart there!! I also love things with a Parisian theme.
My youngest's petname is "Moose" so I collect mooses...anything EXCEPT real mooses, mini stuffed/plushies are ok here.
My daughter and I love unique school supplies (pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, etc) and cutesy stationary sets and memo sheets, preferably with envelopes. Tiny envelopes are great too! Also crayons, markers and colored pencils are always appreciated!
420 related stuff is great!
Socks...everything but toe socks! I wear w womens' US 8/9. The funkier and cuter, the better!! Any length.
Makeup! Eyeliner and shadows are my favorites. Any and all colors but the funkier, the better! I don't care about brand. Nail polish is also awesome..and again...the funkier, the better! My favorite brand is China Glaze.
Other stuff I like:
Alice in Wonderland (preferably not Disney)
pin ups (from any decade)
skulls (especially sugar skulls/Dia De Los Muertos)
Tarina Tarantino!!! (or anything inspired by her designs)
bows and ruffles
vintage bird/bird cages
sparrows (any type - tattoo or vintage)
cute monkeys, penguins, moose, pandas
Mind Wave stuff
animal print (zebra, leopard, etc)
glitter (or rhinestones)
Where The Wild Things Are
buttons (no plain ones)
unique, flavored tea (I love chai and whites - NO ginger or greens please!!)
anything with my name on it (either Maritza or Ritz)
fun brads or eyelets
cutesy woodland creatures
coconut, cinnamon, lemongrass, lemon, pumpkin scents
I would love something for the other people I share my home with just as much as I would love something for myself....
Miss A, 13 (August 1997), should have been an 80s child. If it has anything to do with 80s, she'll love it especially the fashion! She's a total BOOKWORM!! She reads them sooo fast its hard to keep up with the supply so any books that you think she would enjoy, please send them her way! She's a rather mature reader so classics and "older" novels are ok. She loves neon colors, in her words "things that are weird but cute", kawaii anything and everything, anime, manga, bracelets, Domo, Kit Kats, funky tights and socks, giftcards (to Target, WalMart, Dollar Tree, or Hot Topic), funky hair accessories (bows and big flowers) and art supplies.
Mr E, 4 (May 2006), is a superhero in training! He loves them all and anything to do with them - Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Star Wars, Transformers, etc. He's also into dinosaurs, bugs, Dr. Seuss or other rhyme books, science, puzzles, coloring and anything sugary. He just got into Berenstain Bears books too.
Mr M, 21 mos (July 2009), is just a happy, chunky baby. He likes cars, action figures, small stickers of animals and soft balls that will fit in his hand, stuff that makes music or noise, cookies, flavored oatmeal, and Ring Pops.
Swaps/tags I owe or have not been rated for...if I owe you something and you are NOT on this list, please PM me ASAP!!
@djcamp04 - April Fools WTA
@smmarty - Wreck This Journal
@artsygirl43 - EOTPF Craft Me Your Craft
@craftycol - Altered postcard handmade
@NikonGoddess - Altered postcard handmade
@AngelikFiona - Masquerade Mask
@livvy - Cupcakes WTA
@neca84 - Pick 2 Tag (mailed 5/2/11)
@DrunkOwl - Yummy Tag (mailed 5/2/11)
@Bee1981 - Pick 2 Tag (mailed 4/29/11)
@luv2cre8 - Grabbie Tag (mailed 4/28/11)
@Pjevsen - Punch Art #10 (mailed 4/28/11)
@thebragal - March Newbie MB Swap (mailed 4/25/11)
@tutuincredible - Matchbox Tag (mailed 4/5/11)
@nhansen73 - Wacky, Silly & Unusal Holidays - April (mailed 3/25/11)
@jjcob - Favorite Quote Journal Page (mailed 3/14/11)
@tinkabelle402 - Scrapbooking Whimsey Jar (mailed 3/5/11)
@showniez - Private Swap (mailed 2/23/11)
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