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VAgardengirlgirl

VAgardengirlgirl
Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: May 16, 2022
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States
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About Me

About me

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Nov 2021 I take pics of my swaps, and their envelopes, front & back, so if you’re missing a swap, I have a record of it. Please contact me if you haven’t received it. Thanks!

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I’m a former 6th grade teacher, but now work for a non-profit, mostly from home, just outside Richmond, Virginia. I have an independent 😀 & bright (but sometimes moody) teen and a kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, and our kid is also certified. There’s another world under the water, and it’s so peaceful and beautiful!

Although I’ve lived in the South my entire life, I dream of living in a cooler climate and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️ . I fantasize about living in Colorado. I love snow! ‘Round here, 6” or more means school & appointments are called off and most people get an unexpected free day, which I LOVE! (Favs for snow day: a roaring, crackling 🔥 , baking, crafting, shoveling, napping, shooting pics of snow)

I read a newspaper daily and particularly enjoy Carolyn Hax , Miss Manners, Jumble, & now Wordle (online). Sometimes I like the news, but mostly read it because I feel obligated to be informed. This is an actual newspaper, not articles found through social media. I miss Dave Barry’s weekly column, Farside, and Calvin & Hobbs, but now laugh at Zits, Dilbert and Pluggers.

What I like to do

  • gardening, (growing mostly flowers)
  • visiting state & national parks
  • looking at gardens
  • walking wooded trails,
  • reading (mostly audiobooks)
  • cooking
  • crafting

We live on a few acres so I enjoy seeing the wildlife, in particular the birds. I typically have a bluebird family in the spring & it’s exciting watching the full progression of empty nest box to nest, eggs, babies and their departure! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along.

I make an effort to live environmentally-friendly (e.g., I recycle, reduce, reuse & compost, try to reduce my use of single-use plastics, drive a hybrid)

🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore, Owen & Charley 🐈

Particular ** favorite** things: are

COFFEE

coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, cute little demitasse cups... Think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy in Forrest Gump talking about shrimp...that’s me with coffee

I also like

comical items! To get an idea of my sense of humor, I find very funny:

*Ted Lasso * David Sedaris * Frasier * Atypical * Everybody Loves Raymond *Bob ❤️ Abishola

ITEMS I FIND ENDEARING

MINIATURES

——————- even odd things like a tiny screw, tiny piece of satin ribbon, or an itty bitty feather. Doll house things like a tiny Kleenex box or a miniature book make me lose my mind!

I like tiny things, & sparkles!

  • postage stamps = miniature art!
  • hippos, 🦛 especially baby hippos
  • pastels, especially periwinkle
  • flowers; my favorite is a bluet
  • cute baby animals. What baby isn’t cute?
  • birds, real or drawn
  • trees 🌲
  • anything having to with Thomas Jefferson
  • anything with a bicycle 🚲
  • clocks & watches ⏰
  • photos of all sorts, especially close ups

Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! robertllewellyn

## I also really like

NEAT HANDWRITING 💕💕😃😃😃

  • early photos of famous people
  • Quaint churches ⛪ with simple steeples
  • colored or shaped paper clips & cute binder clips
  • origami
  • cute sticky notes (all sizes)
  • small matchbox crafts
  • tiny bottles (like perfume bottles)
  • magazine ads with odd photos
  • interesting ideas about life in the future

  • natural items found outside. I usually have a bowl which I fill with natural finds I like: a feather, a tiny pine cone, a colorful stone or one in a particular shape, some interesting seeds, a pretty leaf, etc.

Books I’ve particularly enjoyed:

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Dress Your Children in Corduroy & Denim
  • Gone Girl
  • Angela’s Ashes
    • A Gentleman in Moscow*
  • Prince of Tides
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • Go Ask Alice
    • The Book Thief*
  • Americanah
    • Middlesex*
    • The Corrections*
    • A Mother’s Reckoning*

TV Shows/series that have been favorites include: -——————————————————— * Atypical * The Kids are Alright * Frasier * Six Feet Under * Breaking Bad * Mr Mercedes *Dateline * Stranger * America’s Test Kitchen * Barefoot Contessa * and,....dare I admit it?.... The Pimple Popper

Movies I’ve loved

  • The Wife
  • Fargo
  • the Sound of Music
  • Harold & Maude
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • Manchester-by the-Sea
  • Shawshank Redemption

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I’m delighted with tiny stickers or cute postage stamps or little cute pictures cut from magazines.

NOT INTO

  • Goth
  • mustard yellow
  • religious stuff (but do like holiday icons like bunnies & holly & gingerbread houses.
  • “Dislike” lists that are longer than the “like” list

postcard favorites

  • British royals)
  • Photos of old cars, rustic homes, antiques,
  • outdoor clocks
  • churches,
  • mailboxes,
  • streetcars,
  • trees,
  • musicians,
  • iron fences,
  • steam trains,
  • art photos,
  • black & white photos,
  • postcards of famous people in their early days

Homemade postcard favorites: * funny, weird or unusual magazine pics *a comic from the newspaper

Ratings

SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2022 on May 4, 2022
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Comment: Yum, You just made me hungry! I love pecans. Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌷
ensigncelery rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2022 on May 4, 2022
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Comment: I am a HUGE fan of Aldi, and my partner and I try to stop by Trader Joe's whenever we're nearby one ♥ I've not had these cookies before, but now I want some!
beetle rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2022 on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the chunk! Trader Joe's packaging is always so pretty :) I'm sorry to hear about the mail truck, that's crazy!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful card and letter! I love your stories about the birdies in your yard! What a terrible tragedy to lose an entire mail truck to fire! We soon will have 18 hours of daylight, through it never really gets dark in the summer! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Eulegirl rated for I’m Not From Here #2 on Apr 17, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous garden card!
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Comment: I love these! I embrace perfect imperfections so no worries. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the card! Humid winters have proven to be extremely cold. It gets down into your bones and lingers. I miss dry winters. LOL
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Comment: Such a pretty PC. Dying laughing over your ping pong story! Same would’ve happened to me! Lol Xx Shannon
CHOWEFACE rated for I’m Not From Here #2 on Mar 31, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the bridge card! I got to cross it once a few years ago- I didn’t realize how long it actually was!
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC and note card. :)
lovesmail rated for I’m Not From Here #2 on Mar 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love the "fun facts" about Alaska; I learned things I did not know before! :)
KSENiA rated for Here's What I See on Mar 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
crtsjffrsn rated for WTF PC Swap on Mar 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! And, yes, I don't think I would want to visit that gallery!
DollyDotBoo rated for 3 Layer ATC #12 - USA on Mar 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC
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Comment: Thank you Nancy, for this swap! You really went above and beyond with the resend, and it absolutely made my day <3
kelliegirl6 rated for Here's What I See on Mar 2, 2022
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Comment: I love all the trees around you. The craft table looks perfectly normal to me! ;p Thanks for sharing!
mb58ca rated for Here's What I See on Mar 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for joining the swap. I love the mailbox decals and view from your door! How lovely!
KitsuneSK rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #12 on Mar 1, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard, thank you! And really like the stamps you used too! I actually felt the same with Hamilton! I at first didn't care for it being in the rap or hip hop style. But now I can't imagine it as anything else! I am so sorry I am late, I have wrote on my profile about what happened and am also sending messages to everyone.
suepier rated for You Got Jokes Postcard swap #2 on Feb 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and the funny joke.

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Comments

tcornell on Dec 24, 2021:

Thank you for thinking of me, and for the kind words on my profile ♥ This community has been so supportive! Y'all are more appreciated than you realize :) Tracy

Mimi7 on Nov 9, 2021:

Hi Nancy What did you think of Cat book #8 I sent? Isn;t it nice? Enjoying these swaps. Hope you are staying safe and are well.

Don;t forget to rate me and thanks so much!!

take care Donna

lou on Aug 30, 2021:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

dcp0112 on Apr 5, 2021:

Have a wonder spring & have fun planting those beautiful flowers!!

VAgardengirlgirl on Mar 26, 2021:

Many thanks to porkpie5 for uploading the coloring collab! I love the different ways swappers colored it!

porpie5 on Mar 26, 2021:

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