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Tia

Tia
Date Joined: August 20, 2007
Last Online: September 10, 2016
Birthday: July 4
Country: United States

About Me

I absolutely love Valentines Day, walking, tiny envelopes, decorated envelopes, farmer's markets, Vintage Valentine postcards, humpback whales, chickens, the beach, being outside, the color pink, holiday decorations on houses, anything with Korean writing (hanguel)and life! I absolutely am crazy for the Bee Gees and anything to do with them!!!!

About Me

I am a 1st grade teacher (since 1992) and the lucky mom of two great kids: 25 year old son and 14 year old gymnast daughter and three chickens Annabelle, Sami, and Daisy who are 2 years old this February. I raised from when they were 2 day old chicks. My flock! I am married to a wonderful guy. Life is solid and good.

I am obsessed with Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and the latest book is Better Than Before. She has changed my live for the better. I tried to have a swap-bot swap to be in a book club but no one else loves her, I guess. Sad! She has impacted my life for the better.

I went to London and France in July 2010 for the first time in my life! It was amazing :)This past summer I went to ALASKA (July 26) and loved it!!! I eat local food as much as I can, I grow organic vegetables and fruit like crazy in my backyard, I grow extra for the food bank and am in the "plant an extra row for the hungry" program. I read the book 12x12 and am enthralled by the idea of living in a small cottage and being as self sufficient as a girl with an iphone and lap top can be! I know I am a "gadget sinner" but I am striving! lol I also want to be the best mom to my kids. I try so hard to do this because time passes by so quickly and I want my daughter to have the best childhood ever and now for my son, the best adulthood ever! We just bought him his own teeny tiny small 32 foot home. :)

I've been taking Korean lessons for years and I was getting really good and then I got distracted for a year but trying to pick it up again!

Favorite Crafts

Decorated envies, valentines, tiny envelopes, and Holiday-themed ATCs. I love the colors pink, and green and making things for the holidays or making things with Snoopy/Woodstock and Hello Kitty. I started making ATCs and even after a few years, I still feel like a beginner. Some look great and some, not so much. Recently, I am attempting to decorate matchboxes.

About Me

Biking...good times! I have an old bike that I decorated with spoke charms, handle streamers, a basket with flowers...well, you get the picture. Second childhood!

I love music! My husband and I have a Concert Bucket List. Just this year we have seen: Van Morrison, Barry Gibb (Bee Gees), REO Speedwagon, Chicago, Offspring, Paul McCartney, Marty Balin, Starship with Mickey Thomas, Eddie Money, Tesla, 38 Special, Fleetwood Mac, and coming up is Jefferson Starship, Everclear, Todd Rundgren with Ringo Starr, and The Who! We are having the time of our lives. :):) Now if only AC/DC would tour. My favorite band besides the Bee Gees and Everclear!

UPDATE: AC/DC is touring and I have tickets to see them in San Francisco on Sept. 25. My life is AWESOME!!!

UPDATE: Saw AC/DC and they were better than I expected. AMAZING!!!!

The beach. I need the ocean. I need sun on my face. It makes me happy but I also like walking on a cold night and looking at houses and the life going on inside.

I'm just a simple gal living in a ritzy and stressful area of California. Regardless, I stay true to my hippie nature and eat at home, live simply, and raise chickens to the amazement and sometimes sideways glances of my high faluten friends at my high faluten job! lol

FLAKES!!!

Oh my goodness!

I can't believe that me, the hostess of a swap would be flaked on but I was!

The Crimson Tide never sent my Woodland Forest ATC. I have sent a message to all the forest fairies, gnomes, and animals alerting them! haha

Blueskysunburn never sent my ATC orange text. says she is going through a nasty divorce. UGH! I was the only one in the swapping group to be flaked on.

Seriously, though...it really stinks to be flaked on!

Ratings

SamiE rated for ATC: Thanksgiving Theme on Nov 23, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC and for the extras. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
swap4fun rated for Decorated Envelope: THANKSGIVING on Nov 21, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank You!
weepingtardis rated for ATC: Thanksgiving Theme on Nov 20, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and extras!
nancylee rated for Halloween Decorated Envie on Nov 11, 2015
5
rating
Comment: I'm always happy to have you as a partner and love the mouse inclusion.
smnichols rated for ATC: Halloween Theme on Oct 27, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you !!! Love all the goodies too :-)
Response: Hooray!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart. :)
debtea2 rated for ATC: Halloween Theme on Oct 27, 2015
5
rating
Comment: just too spooky..LOL love it and the extras thanks happy halloween
Response: Hooray! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Happy Halloween!! :)
Sunflower107 rated for Halloween Mail Art on Oct 26, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Cute drawing on evelope
ContraryHousewife rated for MATCHBOX: SPRING on May 14, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Got it today, thank you!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks :)
erzsebet rated for MATCHBOX: HELLO KiTTY SPRING on May 6, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Loved it!
Response: Hooray!!!
erzsebet rated for ATC: HELLO KITTY SPRING THEME on May 6, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Mimi7 rated for ATC: HELLO KITTY SPRING THEME on Apr 28, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Hello Kitty ATC and the great extras! :) Thanks for the note and for hosting this swap! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked the ATC. Than you for the rating and the heart!!!
luv2kraft rated for MATCHBOX: EASTER on Apr 11, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Easter matchbox.I appreciate the extra goodies.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
aprilivy rated for Weight Loss Buddies - March 22 - 28 on Mar 28, 2015
5
rating
Comment: :)
Response: Good job buying a food journal. If you have an iPhone, the myfitnesspal is super easy to use and would be with you all day (at least my phone is always within reach for me)! lol
canadarosebud rated for March on Mar 3, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Wow..What a wonderful surprise to open your letter. Love, Love the St. Patrick's ATC and all the wonderful extras. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thank you<3<3<3
Response: Oh my gosh! I am so glad you got it! I was worried with the Canada address. I never do international swaps. This swap got by me. The lady at the Post Office said it would be $6 and I was like "oh heck no"! So, I sent it myself from an automated machine and it was much cheaper but I was worried. Yay! I am glad you liked everything. Thank you for the heart and the great rating. :):)
ContraryHousewife rated for MATCHBOX: BUTTERFLIES on Feb 27, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the matchbox.
Mimi7 rated for ATC: Hello Kitty ST. Patrick's Day on Feb 27, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Hello Kitty Atc and for hosting this swap! :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it, Mimi! Thank you for the awesome rating and the heart. :)
BusyB rated for ATC: Hello Kitty ST. Patrick's Day on Feb 26, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC. I will be filling in some blank spots in a page with St. Patricks Day cards. :)
BusyB rated for MATCHBOX: ST. PATRICKS DAY on Feb 26, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute matchbox and extras. I really love the necklace and will wear it proudly on St. Patricks Day as my Mom was Irish. :)
Response: Oh, I am so glad you liked the matchbox and the necklace. I was hoping it would fall into the right hands. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thank you for the awesome rating and the heart.
dalbright rated for Decorated envie: VALENTINE STYLE! on Feb 19, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Great job on the envelope deco, super cute(: the stickers were thoughtful as well(: thanks for the swap. I'll definitely be watching for others! Debbie
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for being a part of my swap. Thank you for the great rating and the heart also! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 418 188 198
Completed Fives Threes Ones
372 612 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
22 117 96 137
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Comments

GrrrMeoww on Jan 30, 2015:

My husband and I have actually been looking into the living small idea- it's funny, when we bought our house we were thinking "bigger is better", and all it took was two years to realize that a cottage in the woods is all we really need. We're selling the monster house this year. I have the same problem with unwillingness to give up the cell phone and cpu though lol~ It'll be a very tech savvy cottage! :)

deskitty on Dec 17, 2014:

Thank you for joining my Hello Kitty Swap

deskitty on Dec 16, 2014:


Thank you for being a member of my Hello Kitty Group!

Mugsie on Nov 27, 2014:

Magickspirit51 on Nov 10, 2014:

Thanks Tia- It was pretty bad and very scary, but I am doing much better now. Thank you for the healing thoughts. Rose

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 13, 2014:

Eeeeeeeeeeee Hay Tia. xox

Mugsie on Mar 11, 2014:

Thank you Tia so much for that amazing envie, I LOVE it!! XOXOX Kelly :)

Phimu4ever on Jan 22, 2014:

do you like roosters too? Or just chickens.. I collect roosters

Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

sugaraddict on May 23, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

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