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PenguinParade

PenguinParade
Date Joined: September 23, 2010
Last Online: May 30, 2017
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States
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About Me

3/31/17 I'm coming out from under my rock....time to get back to swapping. I didn't realize just how much I have missed it!

My Lady girl.

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I have always enjoyed swapping books, crafts, etc with people. I am finishing my last 3 classes for an English degree before I tackle grad school. I have a pup, who is older than the picture above.

loves/obsessions/collectings

  • Happy Planner/Standard size Travel Planner/Erin Condren accessories/inserts/stickers/etc
  • Llamas/Alpacas/Flamingos/Cactus are my spring obsession!
  • Hello Kitty
  • Penguins
  • Cupcakes
  • Receiving mail
  • Messenger bags
  • Decorative/whimsical socks
  • Stickers
  • Yarn
  • Hot air balloons
  • Dragonflies
  • Young Adult Books
  • The words "giggle" and "quack"
  • Fabric
  • Blank journals
  • Postcards
  • Fall & Winter
  • Felt
  • Polka dots
  • Note books (of all sizes)
  • seahorses
  • woodland forest creatures/mushrooms
  • tote bags
  • lip balm
  • rain, rain clouds, umbrellas
  • Tinker Bell

TEAS

I have a crazy obsession with loose teas from The Spice and Tea Exchange. Coconut Oolong, Orange Dulce, Orange Smoothie. mmmmmm

I also really like the Lipton Triangle tea bags. Let's see, what else-I love trying Tazo, Numi, and Yogi teas. Pretty much, I will try anything at least once! Honey stirrers are love :)

Favorite Crafts

  • Yarn crafts: Crocheting
  • Paper crafts: cardmaking, scrapbooking, ATCs, Inchies, Twinchies, paper garlands, etc
  • Fabric: I also like to sew, I am a novice, but enjoy making pillows, plushies, etc.
  • I am also a novice at Quilling-but I want to learn more and do more!
  • Wreaths, with felt, paper, flowers
  • I have started cross stitch, love it.

Favorite Books

I am an avid Young Adult book reader. I especially like Paranormal fiction/Dark Fantasy. Some of my favorites include: Richelle Mead, Melissa Marr, Sarah J Maas, Alyxandra Harvey. And there are some newer YA authors that I am in love with!

But I will read just about anything. Children's Books: Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series. Kevin Henkes, Amy Hest, OLIVIA!!!!!

Years ago, I discovered and fell in love with the original Grimm's Fairy Tales-not the cutesy, nice ones we see from Disney, etc. I like the fact that they were originally dark and not so much on the 'happily ever after.' (I don't particularly like happy endings in books.) In the same vein, I am a fan of modern re-tellings of fairy tales. Right now, I am on a Baba Yaga kick. I am especially fond of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.

Favorite Music

My music tastes vary so much. It all just depends on my mood. Currently Slipknot is on repeat. I am addicted to live performances on YouTube. Acoustic Michale Graves & Corey Taylor = Love

Favorite Movies

Dawn of the Dead, Princess Bride, Empire Records, Resident Evil series, Juno, Nightmare Before Christmas, Devil Wears Prada, Pitch Perfect, Harry Potter, Deadpool, Suicide Squad

Favorite Television

Buffy, Alias, Battlestar Galactica, Ghost Adventures, Man v Food, the Walking Dead, HIMYM, Big Bang Theory, Witches of East End, Game of Thrones, Jessica Jones...I don't watch a lot of current tv.

What I Don't Really Like

Vanilla scented anything! Just...no. Bubble bath stuff. I'm not a big fan of beads either, but I'll not turn em away.

I'm not a fan of St. Patrick's Day. I don't mind green stuff, or shamrocks on their own, but if it is a St. Patty's thing, please hold on to it and send it to someone who would like it more. Thanks :)

Earrings. I do not have pierced ears.

Wishlist

  • Japanese/European fabrics
  • Washi/Deco Tape
  • Strawberry Chocolate Tea from Republic of Tea
  • I'm looking for hot air balloon items-fabric pieces, stamped images, stickers, something you've created, etc
  • USED gift cards. I'm wanting to start projects using them. I don't want any with balances, just the cards :)
  • Magnet backers- can be advert magnets, or fresh/clear magnets
  • Needle minders
  • Aida cloth/embroidery needles/cross stitch goodies
  • Accessories/inserts/stickers/baubles for Happy Planner/Standard size Travel Planner
  • Llamas/Alpacas/Flamingos/Cactus

Favorite Color(s)

  • Pink & Black
  • Shades of purple-lavender especially
  • Polka dots! (Not really a color per se, but they are still fun!)
  • Shades of dark red

Ratings

littlemissme84 rated for My Favourite Character on May 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading about the character. I may look for the books.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart :)
Capricorn31 rated for Quick Magazine Cut-Outs on May 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome!
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Comment: I was sorting thru a box of mail and found your swap. Thanks for sharing what you were reading and best of luck with school
Response: Thanks for the heart and luck :)
alazaq rated for Share your pet-email swap on May 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing the story of Lady
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart :)
Helena8664 rated for Share your pet-email swap on May 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your fur-baby...she's precious! :) I think you're right - she was DEFINITELY made for you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. And you are welcome, she's crazy but is worth keeping lol :P
FiveAcres rated for TGIF Weekend Note Card #53 on May 5, 2017
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Comment: I loved reading about your weekend.Makes me want to get some pad thai.
Response: Mmmm Pad Thai, I want more now. Apparently this is a vicious cycle lol :P Thanks for the heart.
Tainowoman rated for Pet Letter on May 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much Ginny! It was fun to learn something about Lady Death :)
Response: You are very welcome :)
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Comment: Thank you for your interesting last. There were several things on there that I also need to work on especially my bedroom. Please don't forget to put your swap but user name on your package next time.
Response: My SB name is on the top portion of the list :P I wasn't sure if I would run out of room at the bottom, so I included it as part of the title. And I'm glad I'm not the only one with a messy room! lol Thanks for the heart :)
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Comment: We have some similar tastes in books. thank you.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart
yomousey rated for Book Questions - Your Opinion - on Apr 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your list.
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart :)
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Comment: Really quick send! Very interesting insight into your reading habits. I am trying to give you a heart, but it won't tick, I'll try again
Response: haha no worries, the Bot has been acting strange. Thanks for quick rating lol :P
makestuff rated for Happy Little Notecards #29 on Apr 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty birdie notecard! I agree that stopping time would be awesome! And not necessarily selfish. Flying would scare me too much!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I like the bird too, he is also begging to be cut up and used in another project lol
foxyroxy912 rated for Happy Little Notecards #29 on Apr 27, 2017
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Comment: I also chose the same superpowers. Think of it this way, if you have more time you can use it for the good causes.
Response: Good point! lol Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Great 3 word adress.
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Comment: Thanks for the story! I love just being at a bookshop/old book market too!
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the heart. I like book market better than book store/shop. I am going to start saying that now! Thanks! :D
Fabriqueen rated for Happy Little Notecards #28 on Apr 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I feel you. My skirt got tucked in at the theater one evening. The play showing that night was "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" LOL! Hugs, Diane
Response: LOL Diane! That is the funniest play for it to happen at-well at least the title anyway. I'll admit I have no clue what that one is about :P Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: I hope you do get to finish the book. It seems really good! I'm going to add it to my to-read list :)
Response: Thanks! And thanks for the heart. When you read it, you'll have to let me know what you think!
Judykkm rated for Happy Little Notecards #28 on Apr 19, 2017
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Comment: Oh my! Believe me, I've had my moments with clothing malfunctions! Thank you for sharing :)
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the heart!
Shannoneke rated for Bookmark Swap on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Ginny, for the cute bookmark! Wizzard of oz..right? I like the sparkly shoes anyway! :P Just an FYI though, the protective sleeve that the bookmark was in nudged it's way partially out of the envie! I guess because its plastic and slightly pointed. Luckily it stayed in enough to make it to me! :) Maybe a piece of tape along the outer edges would help secure everything!
Response: Oh no! I did not even think about the sharp corners of the sleeve! Thanks for letting me know! And I am glad you liked the bookmark, and thank you for the heart :) Happy Readings
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I feel the same way about BAM!
Response: lol yay BAM love!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 362 27 33
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Comments

pne on Apr 9, 2017:

Aaaaah, I get it now! Thanks for the explanation. Phew! I was worried for a moment there. I've updated my rating response now :)

Schwallie on Dec 2, 2014:

Please join my Swap this year! :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/189635

anrtist on Nov 24, 2014:


Blessings, cc

anrtist on Nov 24, 2014:


Blessings, cc

BigHillGoddess on Jan 13, 2014:

Congratulations, Auntie Penguin!

Paige1900 on Jan 10, 2014:

WELCOME TO:

Serendipity Welcome

Thanks for joining us.

Terry and Paige

spotteddogs on Dec 24, 2013:

JBromeling on Dec 19, 2013:

xmastree

LahDeeDah on Dec 5, 2013:

My apologies!

LahDeeDah on Nov 11, 2013:

Hi Ginny :-)

I dropped your postage stamp ATC in the slot at the post office this morning. It won't be postmarked until tomorrow because they were closed but I clicked "sent" when I got home. Obviously, those dates won't match. Life on the Bot is confusing sometimes! lol

Hope you and Lady Death have a great week!

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