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SparkJoy

SparkJoy
Date Joined: April 25, 2017
Last Online: August 19, 2018
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States

About Me

I love reading, cooking, making art, writing and learning new things. I'm passionate about social justice and equality and taking care of our dear planet and all who live here.

Being Earth friendly is important to me so I have a preference for re-cycled, second hand and handmade stuff.

I'm a long time vegan. I don't eat or wear any animals or use stuff made from leather, wool, feathers, bees wax etc. No meat, dairy, honey. If you're not sure feel free to ask.

I have a black and white tuxedo cat named Wednesday Caddams.

I love vintage decor especially 1940's & 1950's. I love Mexican art and crafts especially vintage.

Fave colors: Green and Pink.

Extras are nice but I'm happiest if you really put thought and heart into the swap it self.

Favorite Music

Golden oldies, Motown, Classic rock, Classic country, Singer/songwriter, Americana, Rockabilly, The Monkees, Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Little Richard, John Hiatt, John Prine, Maria Mckee, The Jayhawks, The Old 97's, Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash

Favorite Books

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss , So Many novels, (but not really horror,sci fi or fantasy) , Anne Patchett, Lisa See, John Irving,

Non-fiction: Malcolm Gladwell, Mary Roach, Freakonomics, Dianne Ackerman, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris,

Vegan cook books , Books on other cultures, How to books. Memoirs

Favorite Movies

Ghost world, Moonrise Kingdom, Pee wee's big holiday, Mary and Max, BeetleJuice, Bad Santa, Stranger than Fiction

Favorite Television

BoJack Horseman, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Twilight Zone, Kids in the Hall, Rupaul's Drag Race, Lady Dynamite Kim's convenience

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, Collage, Drawing, Painting, Zines, Decopauge, Felt (not the wool kind), misc. Sock creatures

Present interests

Vegan cheese making, Zine making, Making journals, making tamales, Dumpster diving

Bucket List Updates:

Bucket list items from my first ever swap: 5/17/17

Attend a taping of Saturday night live (not yet)

Eat a vegan Reuben at Chicago diner (not yet)

Make homemade tofu (not yet)

Hear Alec Baldwin talk sexy and say my name (not yet) Be a guest on Martha Stuart (not yet)

Visit England (not yet)

See the end of the Patriarchy (not yet)

Write a book (not yet)

Have one of my songs in a movie (not yet)

Re-create Pee-wee's playhouse (not yet)

Speak on a panel YES!! I spoke on effective vegan activism.

Learn more Spanish (very little progress here)

Visit my friend in Costa Rica (she just moved back to the US) fall in love (not yet)

i dare you swap 7/14/18

1.Make a zine about what it means to be vegan (not yet)

2.Go to a movie by my self (I have done this in the past but will again since it's a dare)

3.Make a new vegan recipe from the 50's (I have Betty Goes Vegan on request from the library. 'Meet the Shannon's' bloggers veganized the classic Betty Crocker book)

4.Go to a local museum or historical society I've never been to (not yet)

  1. Do a random craft by the end of Aug, YES! Pillow covers :)

i dare you swap #2 8/5/18

1,Join a new Swapbot group YES Quick Swap plus one more pending

2,Find the closest Little Free Library, get a book and read it. YES! I got the book, and am reading it now 8/19/18

3, Try 5 new restaurants in the next 2 months. 1 down 4 to go!

4, Make a big collage with found items and cut up PCs-not yet

  1. Go to see a local band play. Yes! 8/18/18

Wish list

Handmade: Tiny painting or drawing of an animal or Moonrise Kingdom related, Bo Jack Horsman related, small drawstring bag the size an apple would fit in (vintage style fabric) Reconstructed t-shirt xsmall

Zines

Second hand/thrift store:Vintage dishtowel or pot holder, paint by numbers painting.

organic tea

Menu from a vegan restaurant in your City/Country,

Vegan magazine from another country (outside USA)

Craft supplies:, tiny or regular size ball fringe,picture corners,washi tape samples, cute stationary

Favorite Animals

Cats, rats, possums, skunks, squirrels, turkeys, pigs, donkeys, moths

Ratings

Chrissiemeade85 rated for i dare you 2 on Aug 17, 2018
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CoryGerard rated for i dare you 2 on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Yay! I’ll be sure to do your vegan dare! I was vegan for several years before cheese hooked me back in. I know the addiction properties of cheese but I was highly stressed and it was a comfort food. Thank you for the recommendations. Some I know and some are new so I’m excited! I’ll post my progress on ig 👍
Response: That makes my day! There are so many new vegan cheeses now and recipes for cheesy good stuff. If you look up BOSH! on face book, their recipe for CamemBOSH! is so good! I reduce the salt a little. It's a great time to come back to Vegan :)
Natasa rated for Something from your work on Aug 9, 2018
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Response: I'm glad it reached you. I hope you found it interesting.
soyprincesa2 rated for i dare you 2 on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: When my kids got the mail they read your date and were laughing before they handed it to me cause they know I love my milk products. I am thinking about how I could do your challenge.
Response: I hope you have fun with it. There are so many dairy alternative products, recipes, blogs all kinds of stuff it's amazing! Urban vegan has a blog about the best 21 non-dairy ice creams. If you do a little exploring and planning I think you can enjoy it and learn some things too :)
aurelas rated for i dare you 2 on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: What an awesome postcard! Thank you so much! I have been thinking of trying to go vegan for some time now because I hate the way animals are treated in the current factory farm system, but have been put off because I have some dietary restrictions regarding many vegetables due to IBS-CD. I want to try it, though, and see if I can make it work for me (and also a picky 7yo--thankfully my husband will eat anything!) So your dare may take me a few weeks to get started on while I figure out how I can do it, but I do intend to try :) Thanks so much for providing the information I will need!
Response: Yea! That is the most enthusiastic response yet! There are so many resources out there.Have fun with it. Perhaps your condition will even improve as you make changes. I wish you the best. Message me if you want to pen pal :)
jenmcjen rated for i dare you 2 on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card, and for choosing a me-inspired dare, which I will ABSOLUTELY do when I make it to Oregon! It may be next year or the one after, but no later than that.
Response: Yea! I'm excited that you have that to look forward to. I like to visit Oregon in the fall. Happy Swapping!
Kvwanderlost rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Teagen, I love the vintage PC of the dancers :)
Response: I love that one too :) That's a case of 'send something you would like to receive' like they always say :) Glad you like it too!
soccer8s rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Jul 28, 2018
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Comment: Great card
Response: Glad you like it :)
tinytot0605 rated for i dare you on Jul 28, 2018
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Comment: Hey girl! Thanks for the postcard :) I loved the theme with the dare! It’ll definitely be a chance to try but I look forward to it (:
Response: Cool, have fun with it :) Let me know if you have questions.
jenmcjen rated for i dare you on Jul 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the colorful postcard. I gotta be honest with you, though. Not gonna happen. My daughter has been encouraging me to be vegan, or at least vegetarian, for years. I've never so much as considered it. I like meat. I like cheese and all sorts of dairy. I have seen the movies and read the articles, and my doctor and I agree, it's fine for those who can do it properly, but it's definitely not necessary. I appreciate the thought, though.
Response: Well I thought I'd take a chance. people can't make a real choice if they don't have all the info. Sounds like you've given it serious consideration. Thanks for your thoughtful response. :)
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Comment: Thank you, Teagen, for this book recommendation. I'm going to look it up as soon as I finish the one I'm reading. It sounds really good. 👍🏻😜
Response: Oh cool! There are a few spoilers in the photo's in the middle. It's a good one. Yea!
nytetears rated for i dare you on Jul 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Sad to say I won't do the challenge. I am sure it is for some people but not me :)
Response: Okay alternate options to going vegan for 3 week: jutst watch one of the films or read one book or 3 Meatless Mondays perhaps? That's easy. So far I'm doing 3 of 3 dares. I'll draw the line at bungee jumping though :)
Rosa1 rated for i dare you on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: thanks! (seems I go through periods where I eat vegan with no plan in mind!)
Response: oh it should be easy for you then! It's fun to do some research and planning. I'm not super organized but I like to watch the youtube 'what I eat in a day' or ' $20 vegan hauls' from Target, trader joe's and such.So many people are going vegan now :)
blubutterfly rated for Cardboard swap intl on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the upcycled PC:) It's fun to see different bits of cardboard!
Response: I'm glad it got there. I was going to check in!
MsBellaDonna rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #2 on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for such a sweet kitty pc, I love it! My cat Zelda likes to watch TV with me. Earlier this year she was fascinated with the Westminster Dog Show. Seriously!
Response: Maybe I just haven't found the right show for Wednesday. My last cat liked to watch the Pet Psychic. That's the only show he ever looked at!
dvmac rated for Cardboard swap intl on May 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Teage. I love waffles, too!
Response: You're welcome :)
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Comment: Thank YOU for such a sweet, uplifting card. I loved how you are thankful for your "little apartment"- I am hoping to downsize one day and have one myself! Enjoy your California weather;)
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your facts and the B&W postcard!
Response: You're welcome :)
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Comment: Bojack is the best!
Response: Yes! I try telling people they are missing out if they don;t watch it. So good!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome :)

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esmy77 on Oct 3, 2017:

Thank you for the cute zine!

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