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blissfulmama

blissfulmama
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Last Online: February 12, 2008
Birthday: April 19, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

28 year old mama and wife who leads a very busy life. i've got a full time job, own/run a dj business with my hubby, plus play the mama/wife role virtually 24/7. however, i've been making an effort to take time to get tactile with self expression lately and i'm lovin' it!

I'm addicted...to ellipses. I actually cannot believe that I didn't use any in the intro paragraph! they are just so effective when trying to convey the tone of a typed sentence...at least they seem that way in my head. lol...who, me? crazy? nah...

i love music, photography, cooking, crafting, journaling, and dreaming. some random photo's by me:

mosaic

(i sure wish i could center this...if anyone knows how, please do tell)

would love to receive interesting & unique postcards, buttons/pins, ATC's, etc. to post in my work cubicle, giving it a a breath of life from kind strangers who find pleasure in sending tokens via postal mail...making them much less of a stranger and my cube much less of a bore.

my daughter, Eden Lily, is 4. anything extra that you think she'd enjoy is more than welcome in my swap packages. she's a girly girl for the most part and pink is her favorite color. she loves books, drawing/coloring, fairies, butterflies, cute hair doodads (for thin hair), and has started to collect small life like animals (like they have at Michael's). That's her in the photos above...she's a doll!

what tickles my fancy?

  • anything from www.papayalicious.com! or anything in that style. thank you running-out-of-room for turning me on to these goodies
  • flowers (especially lilies, orchids, cherry blossoms, and poppies)
  • vintage millinery flowers (especially the paper like ones) and Prima flowers
  • dandelion puffs! anything with them makes me smile
  • vintage ephemera and photographs
  • black & white photos
  • pin-up style items & all things burlesque
  • butterflies
  • the moon, full or slivery...love anything to do with it!
  • small unique/funky windchimes & outdoor/garden art
  • recently discovered i adore Emily The Strange & Lenore The Little Dead Girl! Anything with those girls on it is going to rock my sox.
  • interesting/unique/handmade postcards (normal ones just don't do it for me)
  • unique/handmade fridge magnets
  • handmade papers
  • handmade or embellished note cards and envies
  • silver sharpies or paint pens
  • copper colored items
  • unique/beautiful stationery and cards
  • fancy chocolate
  • love good coffee, with sugar & cream please
  • have begun to become turned onto teas
  • all natural/organic body products
  • Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom products!
  • anything you might consider something a hippy chick would like (i'm a wanna be, admittedly)
  • vintage baubles & beads
  • simple, yet delicious recipes
  • foreign (non US) currency, paper & coins
  • panda and koala bears (too cute!)
  • the scents sandalwood (fave), ylang ylang, rose, and lavender
  • definitions of your favorite word(s), handwritten or typed, dictionary style
  • found items that spark interest
  • mix CD's
  • scented candles...but not fruity scented
  • ribbon & lace
  • peacocks, tattoo style swallows, blue birds, tiny kitschy birdie things
  • asian inspired items
  • zettiology themed items
  • silver dangle earrings
  • silver bangles (not the cheapy thin ones though)
  • random game pieces, especially scrabble letters birds
  • I adore altered art/papercraft (not specifically card or scrapbooking) crafting mags/books. Used is fine!
  • Oh...Celestial, Butterfly, & Fariy (pretty rather than cutsey) themed Christmas ornaments!
  • Camille Rose Garcia's art...it astoundingly beautiful and disturbing all in one

I know I listed a ton of stuff...don't think of it as a wishlist necessarily. I'm really not a picky girl, just wanted to give you an idea of my most coveted things. As long as what you send is something you'd be happy to receive yourself, I'll be glad to be the recipient.

Favorite Colors:

  • Brown
  • Blues (robin's egg, periwinkle, prussian, turquoise, sky, etc. not really into navy or true blue, but like all the rest)
  • Orange (I don't wear orange or have my home decorated in it, but the color makes me happy!)
  • Copper (really most metallic colors are cool!)
  • chocolatey brown and pink together
  • chocolatey brown and robin's egg blue together

Fabric Desires:

  • think bohemian-esque
  • vintage repro
  • Japanese
  • mod floral
  • Bold & Interesting prints - IKEA type fabrics
  • of course, I adore Amy Butler's style
  • quirky & pretty prints suitable for little girl clothes
  • linens
  • velvet & corduroy

Please, no:

  • gold jewlery
  • black licorice
  • fruity or spice scented items...stinky to me
  • crosses & Christian themed items
  • cat themed items (I'm just not a cat person)
  • a bunch of cheapies (quality far outweighs quantity in my book)

Any questions for me, well just lay it on me!

Favorite Music

ooooo...it's my passion! makes my world go round. i love living life to a spectaular soundtrack. would love to hear yours.

a few of my favorites, currently:

missy higgins, sara bareilles, feist, ray lamontagne, patty griffin, regina spektor, joshua james, cat power, tori amos, david gray, ani difranco, deathcab for cutie, dandy warhols, mika, kt tunstall, nickel creek, bob schneider, jenny lewis & the watson twins, kasey chambers, beth orton, brett dennen, counting crows, bob marley, nina simone, janis joplin, the beatles, the doors, willie nelson, pat green...and the list goes on and on.

love being turned on to new music!

Favorite Crafts

oil pastels, collages, embellished note cards, handmade note cards, traveling journals, altered books.

i wish i was more of a seamstress...how I long to create beautiful embroidered and sewn creations.

Update! 08-22, i've just taught myself how to embroider! Embroidery supplies welcomed & appreciated: embroidery scissors, embroidery beads, needles, pretty floss, possibly a rubber thimble, blank hankies or tea towels (handmade is a-Ok with me).

12-27 Another Update! I got my first sewing machine for Christmas! Sewing themed items that are on the top of my list currently: Bias Tape Maker - 25 mm, Pinking Shears, Glass Head Pins, a Rotary Cutter, Creative Grids Non Slip Ruler 12.5" x 12.5", Large Self Healing Cutting Mat, Bias tape, colored nice sewing thread, bobbins, beginner patterns

Favorite Movies

not much time for movie watching lately, but some of my old faves are:

(in no particular order)

  • True Romance
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Notebook
  • Reality Bites
  • Empire Records
  • Dazed & Confused
  • Donnie Darko
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Princess Bride
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Bridges of Madison County
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • What Dreams May Come
  • American Beauty
  • Chocolat

Travels...

I dream of and hope to travel to:

Ratings

Suzanne rated for Handmade postcards ~ Surprise on Feb 18, 2009
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Comment: So very sorry for this rating.
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Comment: Please let me know if you've sent and I'll remove the 1.
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Comment: I hate to leave this rating and will gladly change it when I receive your swap.
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Comment: I will change the rating if I receive something. I tried to wait but its just been too long. No contact to speak of just in a forum thread. May 2nd/2008: angeled with thanks.
lilylemon rated for CDV Dotee Doll Swap on Mar 20, 2008
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Comment: I hate to do this but you haven't communicated with me about this (or our one-on-one swap from October) and you haven't logged in for over five weeks! I'll be glad to change this rating if you either send or at least let me know when you'll send. I hope you're well. We all miss you around here.
blufairy19 rated for lovers and cupids and hearts... on Feb 19, 2008
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Comment: LOVED my package, full of great goodies!
lilylemon rated for January Couleurs de Vie on Feb 6, 2008
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Comment: I love everything! Thanks, girl!
honeybee rated for Gnomes, Elves, and Fairies Onebie on Feb 6, 2008
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Comment: Thank you Missy for the gnome goodies. A little late but worth the wait!
PumpkinSeedMama rated for New Year's Craft-Tea Swap on Feb 6, 2008
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Comment: Oh my goodness girlie ~ you spoiled me!! You deserve 10+ stars!! I absolutely LOVE and ADORE everything you sent me!! You are an angel here on earth and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Hugs, Terri xo
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Comment: Thanks!
nikistyl rated for Coloriffic JANUARY 2008 on Jan 19, 2008
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Comment: Thank you blissfulmama! It was an absolutely amazing swap-package and I was the lucky one that received it!!!!
lilylemon rated for whimsy circular chunky book pages on Jan 15, 2008
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Comment: Love 'em! Beautiful! I hope that you like yours, too!:)
quietdreams rated for Anything French ATC's on Jan 14, 2008
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Comment: thank-you so much for the great cards and the charm, my granddaughters name is paris so guess who will get it when she's older
krislauren rated for matchbox fun! on Jan 13, 2008
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Comment: You really do rock my world. And I loved everything. Thank you :)
RobinT rated for whimsy circular chunky book pages on Jan 12, 2008
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Whimsey Chunky Book pages! They're cute!
harleygirl rated for WCSH on Dec 26, 2007
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Comment: Thank you Missy, for the swap and the ornament you made for me.
lilylemon rated for Birdies Onbie on Dec 26, 2007
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Comment: What a wonderful parcel, as usual! Over the top! Thank you, my friend!
tangledthreads rated for bird lovin' friends on Dec 24, 2007
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Comment: Thank you for such fabulous birdie goodies, everything was beautiful and wonderful!! Gosh, the bluebird ornie was just awesome!! Thank you bunches for being my friend and sending me such Superb swaps!! xoxo
nicole rated for couleurs de vie october on Dec 17, 2007
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Comment: Thanks so much for the resend!! I know it must have sucked to find out that package got lost! And did i mention that Ritter Sports are my FAVORITE chocolate?
nicole rated for couleurs de vie: November on Dec 17, 2007
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! That bird ornament and the owl pendant were too incredibly perfect! Thanks so much!

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Comments

igobylorib on Apr 19, 2009:

where are you?

KnittingCateling on May 13, 2008:

I miss seeing you around online. I hope you are doing OK. (hugs)

kiki on May 1, 2008:

thinking of you, missy, and hope that you're well! <3

tangledthreads on Mar 26, 2008:

Miss you!!

Mojo on Mar 13, 2008:

Thought you might like this swap, I'd love to see you there!!

Jenny xx

etcetera on Jan 26, 2008:

Hey hun, I saw you like the beatles, so I thought i'd invite you to my Beatles Matchbox swap!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/11133

Thanks! :D

Courtney on Jan 10, 2008:

It was my pleasure to send you a little something. It was the least I could do. I hope you have lots of fun with your new sewing machine.

By the way I've made that bag pattern once and figured out my mistakes/things I'd do differently. I plan to execute a better one in the future! Thanks again.

VJP on Dec 29, 2007:

~~~~~ Happy New Year ~~~~~
hny

tangledthreads on Dec 24, 2007:

Merry Christmas!! I bet you can't wait to start sewing with that machine!! Good luck and let me know if I can help!! xoxo

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