Date Joined: July 31, 2011
Last Online: May 19, 2020
Birthday: June 9, 1989
Country: United States
Hello!! My name is Ashley and I'm absolutely crazy about reading, arts, and crafts...unlike most girls who own more shoes and purses than most can fit in their closets (although I do actually have a decent collection of shoes now...lol), my library and art supplies stocks grow at a much faster pace than my wardrobe does! I'm a recent graduate from UCLA, and I was an English major, so it goes without saying that I love to read (see section below!). I was on something of a swapping hiatus while in school because of lack of time, and even though I'm still tight on the latter, I'm super excited to begin easing back into it!
I really love a lot of music from a lot of different genres (with the exception of most rap and electronic/disco). Here is a list of some of my favorites, not necessarily in any particular order. I apologize ahead of time for the lengthiness...:P *Muse *Yellowcard *Billy Joel *Silversun Pickups *Band of Horses *Lifehouse *Matchbox Twenty *The Calling *We The Kings *The Maine *Josh Groban *Michael Buble *Chris Isaak *Led Zeppelin *Heart *Journey *The Cure *Bon Jovi *Bryan Adams *Coldplay *Edwin McCain *Elvis Presley *Five for Fighting *The Fray *Foreigner *Hoobastank *Andy Grammer *Elton John *Phil Collins *Jason Mraz *James Blunt *Melissa Etheridge *The Shins *Madonna *Red Jumpsuit Apparatus *Linkin Park *Lonestar *Boyz II Men *Bruno Mars *Counting Crows *Celine Dion *Cheap Trick *Berlin *Debussy *Craig Armstrong *Hans Zimmer *James Horner *Savage Garden *Duncan Sheik *Enrique Iglesias *Frank Sinatra *Colbie Caillat *Jewel *Kelly Clarkson *Maroon 5 *Michael Jackson *Backstreet Boys *N'Sync *Norah Jones *O.A.R. *The Script *Switchfoot *Train *Scores from musicals: -Les Miserables -Phantom of the Opera -Wicked -Spring Awakening
I absolutely love reading!!! I know I'm reiterating that one, but there you go. English major...I obsess. :) Here are some of my favorites. Be warned: some are from my childhood, but I promise others are more recent and more "mature" :) *The Scarlet Pimpernel *All Harry Potter *The Picture of Dorian Gray *The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler *The Girl With the Pearl Earring *Rebecca *Jane Eyre *Dog Meets God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead *To Kill a Mockingbird *Lord of the Flies *Matilda *The Witches *The BFG *The Glass Menagerie *Pride and Prejudice *Wuthering Heights *Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist *The Great Gatsby *The Crucible *The Virgin Suicides *Winter's Bone *The Hunger Games *The Friday Night Knitting Club *A Bend in the Road *Message in a Bottle *The Choice *The Rescue *The Last Song *Night *Drown *pretty much any Shakespeare *LOTS more :)
Alrighty, same drill - here they are: *To Kill a Mockingbird *Garden State *Breakfast Club *Just Friends *Saved *50/50 *He's Just Not That Into You *Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist *17 Again *Look Who's Talking *12 Angry Men *Dead Poets' Society *The Princess Bride *P.S. I Love You *Beauty and the Beast *Aladdin *The Sword in the Stone *Peter Pan *The Little Mermaid *Tarzan *101 Dalmatians *Tangled *Finding Nemo *Anastasia *Fools Rush In *Love Actually *The Holiday *Les Miserables *Uncle Buck *My Girl *Bruce Almighty *Charlie Bartlett *Just Like Heaven *Legally Blonde *Dirty Dancing *Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights *West Side Story *A League of Their Own *Juno *Two Weeks Notice *Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1,2 *all Harry Potter *Overboard *Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl *The Devil Wears Prada *Center Stage *A Walk to Remember *Driving Lessons *How to Train Your Dragon *Despicable Me 1, 2 *Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian *Stick It *The Hunger Games series *The Heat *10 Things I Hate About You *27 Dresses *Mean Girls *Sixteen Candles *Say Anything
*Project Runway *Once Upon a Time *CSI: Crime Scene Investigation *Girls *Craft Wars *Ace of Cakes *Cake Boss *Boy Meets World *All That *That 70s Show *Scrubs *How I Met Your Mother *The Big Bang Theory *Say 'Yes' to the Dress *Good Luck, Charlie *The Mindy Project *New Girl *a great deal of stand-up comedy
I've sort of dabbled in a bit of almost everything, and my focus can shift between them sometimes, but here are the ones I have spent some time with: *scrapbooking *beading *knitting *crocheting *painting *drawing *needlepoint/plastic canvas *cross-stitch *painting ceramics (think Color Me Mine ^_^) *home stuff (ie decorating and painting different things)
In addition to all of the above, here are some of my other random favorite things:
*butterflies! I love butterflies! If you saw my room, you'd understand...lol
*anything Disney (Disneyland is my favorite theme park of all time)
*on that note, "Beauty and the Beast" is my FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE
*Adam (Beauty and the Beast), Phillip (Sleeping Beauty), Eric (The Little Mermaid), and Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert (Tangled) are my favorite Disney princes. :P
*colors: burgundy, deep purple, forest green
*my absolute favorite musical OF ALL TIME is Les Miserables!!
*MINIONS!!! Have you hugged yours today? :)
I also feel that I should mention a few of my celebrity crushes, given that I'm just silly like that ^_^: Jackson Rathbone, Rupert Grint, Kevin McHale, Ryan Gosling, Justin Long, Cary Elwes (early...think Princess Bride), Jeremy Hays, Sam Claflin, Shane West, Matthew MacFadyen, Jon Heder (sometimes), Liam Neeson (my 'older man' crush lol),...and I'm sure there are a few more :) A few of my favorite female actresses would include Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kat Dennings, Emma Thompson, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, and more...
*Just a general note...I'm a pretty hopeless romantic - so when it comes to hugs, love, kissing in the rain...(I know, very cliche lol)...I love it all :)
*I will continue to update this as I remember more! (as if you really need more to read...lol)
All the things I would love:
*rhinestones *fibers and ribbon *fun and/or colorful brads *glitter *metallic accents - bottlecaps, etc. *stickers/rub-ons - mostly alphabets, flourishes, and/or flowers
I love working in dimension - it's very rare that I'll send something that's completely flat - so anything along those lines is fabulous :)
Also, anything to do with Disney, falling in love (see "hopeless romantic"), butterflies, minions, or anything under my "favorites" section is golden!
Please, NONE of the following:
-anything political -anything to do with major sports teams (nothing against them...I just don't really follow sports at all) -anything too heavily scented
I put a lot of effort and love into everything that I make and send, and I appreciate when others do as well. This includes sending on time. I do my best to make and send everything as early as possible (usually within a few days of the sign up date), so if you don't receive something I was supposed to send you, please message me first so I can either check up on it or explain myself. :)
Similarly, I understand that life gets in the way sometimes, so if you can't send your item by the due date, just send me a message - I promise not to rate until I receive the swap, and I promise to be fair. As long as I receive it within a reasonable time and it follows the criteria of the swap, I will still grade as though it came on time :)
Just please note* - if a swap is sent late (especially if it's VERY late), I won't include a heart in my rating (unless it was the mail's fault...I understand it can be screwy sometimes, especially during the holidays). I think it's just fair to those who do get it out on time.
Also, I PROMISE TO RATE!!! :) If for some reason you don't receive a rating from me within a reasonable amount of time after sending the swap, message me so I can double check that I received it, and rate accordingly. UPDATE - OCT/NOV 2013 I recently moved, so my address changed (it has now been updated), but my old address may have been the one given to some people in my swaps over the past few weeks. All my mail is in the midst of being forwarded to me, so please bear with me - I will rate as soon as I receive everything!!!
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