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bugsmama

bugsmama
Date Joined: August 24, 2011
Last Online: April 30, 2012
Birthday: February 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi I'm Jo, I am 27 and I live in Virginia, USA. I have a 5 year old daughter that is my world. I am a bartender/server who plans to go back to school, soon. I love books, I read everyday. I enjoy photography, swimming, movies, music, playing with my daughter.

    • I recently changed my address on Swap-bot, but don't worry! I'll get any swaps that were sent before my address change :)
    • I'm cutting back a bit on swapping for now since I do have secret sister swaps going on, and a few private swaps as well. I can't remember the last swap I did that wasn't from a group or a newbie swap! Or one that I created :) I'd rather not overwhelm myself and not be able to enjoy swapping because I'm stressed out. I really do try to put a LOT of effort into making the swaps I send out nice and would rather have quality over quantity when it comes to swaps.

I was diagnosed with MS summer 2011 and have had some issues lately that may or may not be stemming from the MS. Slowly my accessories and such are becoming a mix of orange and purple.... Purple is my favorite color, but orange is the color for MS usually :)

Some of my likes:

Mint tea (herbal!), cats (well animals in general, but cats are my favorite!), I love wild flowers and mixed bouquets (not really a fan of roses.... not sure why?!), long drives with no real goal or plan, Pinot Noir is my favorite wine, fuzzy socks..... I'm sure this will be added to as I go along!

Some of my dislikes:

Caffeine (I actually like to sleep, and this prevents it!), cold feet, spiders (they are just not right!), sweet pea scented things.... I think this is good for now!

With all the sticker swapping I've done..... Bug and I are starting to get a really cool and diverse collection of stickers :) So if you have stickers that aren't "standard" stickers..... we'd love to add them to our collection! I've just gotta find a book I like to hold them all!!

Bug and I finally got a book for our postcards! They don't have to be hiding in my swap drawers! Yes, I'm trying to be super organized and I have a whole set of those plastic drawers dedicated solely to holding note cards, postcards, recipe cards, stickers (I need a book for holding our collection still!), pens, markers, coloring pencils, etc....

Favorite Music

Country music is a favorite, Glee cast, pop, just about everything but Rap and Opera. Favorite singers include Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba MacIntire, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, BSB, NKOB, Katy Perry, Adele, Selena Gomez, Demi Lavatto, and more

Favorite Books

Twilight Series, Harry Potter Series, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts (I've read most, if not all, of her books), Historical Romance, Supernatural genre (vampires, warewolves, witches, etc). Jayne Anne Krentz (and all of her other writing names) are good books (read most of the Arcane Society).

I've read a LOT of books. Thankfully I'm lucky enough to have a really good library! But I enjoy reading, so I'll keep on reading! General genres are the historical romances (like Sabrina Jeffries), supernatural stories (see above), and young adult novels. I love the Castle books also.

I have a KINDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me just say I was bouncing off the walls with JOY when I finally got a Kindle for Christmas this year :) So.... now it's even easier to take my addiction with me!

Favorite Movies

Dirty Dancing, Pride & Prejudice, Twilight, Harry Potters, Emma, Pirates of Caribbean, Footloose, Rio, Cars, Shrek (all of them!), I can add Puss in Boots to the list now! I saw Immortals (in 3D!!!) and it was amazing! Chipwrecked was cute and fun with Bug :) Underworld (all of them!) are favorites since I've finally been able to see the latest (I say finally like I had to wait all that long LOL).... Breaking Dawn.... Liked it (loved the book more!). One for the Money was funny :)

Movies I want to see.....We Bought a Zoo, War Horse, The Vow, Act of Valor, Snow White & the Huntsman, Beastly.... I'm sure this list will change also. It's just easier to find movies I want to see than figure out all the movies I've loved in the past :)

Favorite Television

CSI, Castle, Law & Order SVU, What not to Wear, Cougartown, Army Wives, Dancing with the Stars, Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Last Man Standing, Man Up.........

Newest addiction is Once Upon a Time! LOVE LOVE LOVE that show :)

Shows my daughter loves, Blue Clues, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Wizards of Waverly Place...... Mostly she's a Disney kid!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy scrapbook, Crochet, sewing, sketching.... I need to set up the art easel I got for Christmas.... But that will be done once I rearrange my room :)

MISC and helpful facts about m

This is a simple list of "need to know" facts in case you are in a swap with me :)

  1. There are no food allergies in this house.

  2. Favorite color is Purple.

  3. I like 'cause' items like pink and yellow ribbons in support of research for cancers and diseases and supporting our military. I know ORANGE is for MS, which I was diagnosed with this past summer.

  4. I love lip gloss.... even the medicated chap sticks (blistex rocks! LOL). Although I'm not a fan of the soda flavored ones....

  5. I love to crochet and I need to get started again! So little accessories, hooks, etc are always welcome. Easy patterns are also cool. I'm still learning :)

  6. Post cards that represent something about where someone lives or has visited are very cool. I like the simple ones that don't really represent any specific place.... but it's a lot of fun to see a collection of "I got this post card from ______ and this one from ______."

  7. If you want to make "our swap" more of a swap between you and her, my daughter (Juli Bug) is turning 5 in January, loves lip gloss (runs in the family?), stickers, Tinkerbell, Princesses of Disney, Mickey Mouse, Handy Manny, Sunglasses, etc. I have no problem doing the same if you want something more geared to your little one! Just message me if I have you as a recipient in a swap :)

  8. I love colored pens! And markers.... Especially permanent markers for coloring and decorating envelopes since they won't get ruined by a drop or two of water if it happens to be raining on delivery day.

  9. I have a cat, or actually a cat has me. She would tell you that I don't have a room, she has a room she lets me use.

  10. I am horrible about matching my sheets.... I usually have some "theme" or common color scheme, but the pillow cases only sometimes match the sheets, and I can't even promise the flat sheet actually matches the fitted sheet.... and the body pillow never matches the sheets or other pillow cases. All that said, if you want to send me pretty (and soft) pillow/body pillow cases feel free!

  11. My favorite color is purple. Least favorite is probably pink, or pukey green. I love bright pretty cheerful colors in general though.

Wish list

So this is a small wish list that I will probably build on as time goes on:

  1. Small hair clips. I have a love of hair clips, but since my hair is short I can't use large clips. Anything with flowers, decorative, colorful, etc I'll probably use it. (If I won't, my daughter can!)

  2. Colorful pens.

  3. Location post cards.

  4. Herbal teas

  5. Crochet hooks

  6. Stickers

  7. Dry erase markers (my daughter has dry erase books and a dry erase board)

  8. Markers. Permanent and washable work. I just love colors.

  9. Notebooks, composition note books work.

  10. I LOVE lady bugs :) Anything lady bug is cool by my book

  11. Fairies. And not just Tinkerbell fairies.... Any kind of beautiful fairies are also welcome in my mail box ;)

Small request :D

I promise to try to rate as soon as I can! Please do the same for me

If somehow the swap did not make it to your mail box, please let me know and I'll get it out to you as soon as I can again! Thanks!!!

About my Junior Swapper

This is all about my little girl :)

She is a silly girl who loves getting mail.... I can't believe she's five. She will start kindergarten this fall and is really excited and looking forward to making friends and learning cool "stuffs"

Her "wishlist" would include:

*markers/crayons/colored pencils (washable please!)

*coloring books (or pages)

*flash cards (numbers and letters)

*My little pony (anything! LOL)

  • Anything Disney Princess

*movies (even VHS) (I love the $5 bin at walmart and the sales at Target)

*reading books (early/beginning readers)

*Learning activity books

*stickers

*******This is a more developed list of wishes/likes in case you want to do a "Profile suprise" for my daughter rather than for me..... I promise I won't be disappointed if I have to share with her....

Ratings

Miabiff rated for Send Me a Tote & Note #8 on Mar 31, 2012
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Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating. I thought I had already rated it. I do love the bag. You can never have too many totes =)
wildish rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Mar 15, 2012
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Comment: Thank you!
kindledwhimsy rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Mar 14, 2012
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Comment: - love that you carry crayons in your purse! thank you! :o)
TamaraEpps rated for Stuffed hug and other love on Mar 12, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the package - it definitely made me smile.
motes rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Mar 10, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for sending! I love that you did it in color!
Lizzycat7 rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Mar 8, 2012
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Comment: Very nice zine! Great song choices. Thank you.
papermoon rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Mar 7, 2012
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Comment: Great zine, thanks!
Mugsie rated for Pink and White (USA) on Mar 5, 2012
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Comment: Jo ~ you are so, so awesome! I love my "pink & white" items! They are all so me...that key chain is so perfect, I love it! Thank you so much.
anaita7 rated for Post Card :) on Mar 3, 2012
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Comment: Your card is really great! I love it! :)Thanks so much! :) Thanks for doing this swap!! :-)
Weeprain rated for Book Loving Pen Pals on Feb 29, 2012
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Comment: Love the bookmarks.
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating this. I did get your one sentence journal. Thank you so much for sending it, and I'm sorry that the beginning of the month didn't go as well as you'd hoped. Hopefully, things are getting better.
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Comment: Thanks so much!
rubyrose rated for Private Kiddie Swap on Feb 16, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely kids package, my girls were absolutely thrilled. All their favorite things were in there, and in twos! I see you got ours too!
perlacraft rated for Postcard :) on Feb 13, 2012
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Comment: I love the postcard, thank you sooo much!!
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shortmommy23 rated for I spy ...... on Feb 12, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies for this swap. They are all cute. Can't wait to drink the hot chocolate since it's really cold outside right now.
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Comment: thanks for the valentine and goodies
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Comment: Thanks for the card and extras. Have a great Valentine's Day!!
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Comment: Thank you Tiff loved what you sent..
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Comment: Thanks for the cute valentine! Caitlin loved the stickers. =)

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Comments

HeidiJean on Mar 25, 2012:

Hey, I haven't seen you around "Active Swappers" lately- just wanted to remind you of all the fun things we have going on... Come check it out!

spiritcharmer on Feb 29, 2012:

Thanks for the booklight and bookmarks :) and the cute clips! I will certainly enjoy them.

spiritcharmer on Feb 29, 2012:

Thanks for the booklight and bookmarks :) and the cute clips! I will certainly enjoy them.

perlacraft on Feb 13, 2012:

Hello Jo!!! I recived the postcard today!!! I love it!!! Hope yours arrives soon ;)

art3osb on Feb 9, 2012:

Your birthday is less than an hour away. Happy Birthday Jo!

PinkZombie on Feb 6, 2012:

Just wanted to let you know we got the valentine today, thank you so much!!

Dragon68 on Feb 6, 2012:

Thank you and Juli for the Valentine you sent to David. The stickers were a big hit. We hope Juli enjoyed the swap her wonderful mommy created just for her and had fun swapping cards.

bstitched on Jan 13, 2012:

Happy Birthday Juli! Hope you had a fun day!

MonkeyDiaries on Dec 12, 2011:

hi there. sent my swap but I forgot to put the name of the swap on it. It will be in a blue envelope.. :) ginachavezponce $1.76 Postage = $1.76 Kindness (USA) #2

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