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couchbanana

couchbanana
Date Joined: March 16, 2011
Last Online: October 9, 2017
Birthday: September 16, 1970
Country: United States

About Me

I have been married since 1996 and am the mom of two crazy boys, ages 14 and 11 and a cat that acts like we never give her any attention. (It's not the truth....don't listen to her.) I have worked for our local County Sheriff's Office for 17 years as of May 26th. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, read, cross stitch and scrapbook. I love going to antique stores and finding old and unusual things. I love thrift stores, too...salvation army, goodwill, etc...it's amazing what people get rid of! I love baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes. I would love to own a cupcake shop someday. However, I am not a fan of making dinner. My favorite color is blue but I also like dark greens, purple, and deep reds.

Things I like/wishlist...

  • I love cool pens or pencils and small, pretty notepads or note cards and envelopes, and stationary. I just think office supplies are fun.

  • earrings, stud or dangly (not too big) I like sparkly!

  • vintage or antique things (especially old photos!)

  • I love kitchen gadgets!! also pot holders, towels, spices or spice mixes, anything really.

  • TEAS! I love fruity flavors, minty, or spicy flavors like cinnamon or chai. My favorites are peach, apple or apple cinnamon, peppermint or chai, but I'm not really picky. I'll try any flavor. I've gotten some Harney and Sons tea that was really good so if you can get that in your area I would love to have some. Loose tea is fine with me as well.

  • anything for my boys. They feel left out sometimes in my swaps...the poor things. So, if you feel inclined to send something for them they would both love it! ;)

  • socks. women's size 9

  • I LOVE receiving all sorts of scrapbook stuff. See my "favorite craft items" section below for more ideas.

  • Celtic stuff like music, earrings, bookmarks, anything with Celtic knotwork designs on it.

  • tote bags. I don't carry a purse but I do like to carry tote bags to work for my lunch or other little things.

  • Bath & Body or Victoria's Secret lotions.

  • Scented or pretty bars of soap and candles. I like clean smelling scents and I love the smell of sandalwood!

  • A photograph or refrigerator magnet of cool things where you live. I don't get to travel much though I would like to. Any other kind of fridge magnets are cool, too.

  • small rubber stamps with designs, anything that could be used for scrapbooking for a boy. Nothing cutesy or girly.

  • flowers or flower seeds. I love snapdragons in all colors.

  • high quality stickers (K&C, Tim Coffey, etc)

  • KITTIES!

  • catnip toys. Well, really it's my kitty that likes these but I love watching her play with them. :)

  • I appreciate and love all sorts of handmade stuff. Make me something and I'll be a happy camper.

  • litte trinket boxes or containers or coin purses.

  • Suprises from around the world!

  • I will be happy with just about anything. If you like it, then I probably will, too.

    • EDIBLES:
  • CHOCOLATE! milk, dark or mint chocolate with or without nuts or caramel. I love junior mints. All is fine by me.
  • fruity flavored hard candy
  • love cinnamon flavored stuff
  • Cheez-its (all flavors)
  • mixed nuts (flavored ones, too)
  • the little drink packets you add to water bottles
  • coffee or flavored coffee (Starbucks via=yum!)
  • hot or cold flavored tea especially chai or peach tea. I like spicy or fruity teas.
  • sugar free gum
  • anything interesting that is popular from your country. I like trying new things.
  • Not a fan of marshmallow or jelly candies.

Favorite Craft Items

I like scrapbooking and cross stitching. I sew, but not much. Mostly just mending and cutting off jeans to make shorts. I love my glue gun, though and use it for other random crafts.

I love cool scrapbook paper, metal embellishments, stamps and inks, alphabet stickers, other stickers, tags, brads, eyelets, ribbon, and everything else related to scrapbooking. I find a lot of my pages end up being blue and yellow. I love that color combination. I only scrapbook about my boys so if you send my anything related to scrapbooking please don't send any pink or flowery, girly stuff.

I like cross stitch patterns of angels, landscapes, cafe scenes, or something that looks like a painting when it's finished. I love Mirabilia patterns! I don't like country themed cross stitch, animals, flowers. I usually like big cross stitch projects that take me several months to a year to complete. I mostly stitch on 18 count Aida, Even Weave and Linen cross-stitch fabrics. I wish I had more 28 count linen in my stash for future projects and more colors of Aida. I have pretty much all the DMC floss colors except many of the higher numbers.

Favorite Television

I like watching Survivor and American Idol and most of the home improvement shows on HGTV.

Favorite Movies

I love Princess Bride, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Shawshank Redemption, The Time Travelers Wife, Steel Magnolias, most kid movies like Kung Fu Panda, Megamind, etc. I don't like scary movies. When I watch action/adventure movies with my husband I fall asleep....sometimes even before the opening credits. :)

Favorite Music

I listen to Christian, classic rock, Beatles, Celtic, classical and pretty much anything else other than rap or jazz.

Ratings

milamilamura rated for <3 Summer Tea Party <3 on Sep 15, 2014
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Comment: Staci, thank you so much for all the amazing teas and the beautiful extras, you're so generous and kind! Loved it all and can't wait to try them!!! Thank youuu!!!
henjomaani rated for <3 Summer Tea Party <3 on Sep 3, 2014
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Comment: thanks ! you had forgot to write what swap was that but luckily i found this swap :)
Kathy821 rated for RECIPE ROUNDUP - R3 (Soup) on Sep 1, 2014
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Comment: Love the recipes. Thank you very much. I will definitely be trying both of them. The tomato soup and meatballs sounds good. I will think of both of you when I try it. I'll be heading to Texas the 16th, visiting my son.
rhemashawls rated for RECIPE ROUNDUP - R3 (Soup) on Aug 25, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes and will have to try them out when the weather gets cooler. Temps have been near 100 degree's
nikoniko rated for It's Tea Time #2 on Aug 1, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the teas! Can't wait to try them :)
rosedzi rated for Your Favourite Candy Swap - July on Jul 31, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so very much! You went above and beyond! I love everything!
heliogal rated for It's Tea Time #2 on Jul 27, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the cute drawing of the cat and butterfly. I also appreciate you including a nice variety of teas.
kirstykai rated for The A - J Snack Hunt Swap on May 15, 2013
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Comment: You are absolutely amazing. I love everything you sent me, especially the Jelly Belly Beans and the Cheetos. They arrived yesterday after a very very long day at work. Thanks so much you deserve a 100 hearts. If you are interested in doing the next stages of this swap as a private one i.e. K to say R let me know
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Comment: Wow, what a haul! Thank you very much! (I am particularly excited about the book of puzzles, because I have never had one of those. I'm not sure if I can actually DO any of them, but we'll give it the old college best. hahah!) Thank you!
leirali rated for It's your BIRTHDAY!!! on Oct 11, 2011
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Comment: Wow. Well, first let me say that my cat REALLY appreciates all of the ribbons you included in the box. :) And I'm TOTALLY IN LOVE with everything you sent! Thank you so much! The m&m's are almost all gone. :p The photoshopped picture is hilarious and adorable and so very thoughtful all at once -- my mom immediately took it to display it in the family room. Thank you so, so much for all of the thought and energy behind this. xo
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked everything and I must say I'm thrilled that your kitty got a present, too. :D And I feel honored that my picture is living in your family room. lol Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!
YinkaNut rated for Bubble Gum Swap on Oct 4, 2011
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Comment: You are my HERO! Thanks!
Response: Hahaha! You're welcome! ;)
ILoVeCoWs rated for Bubble Gum Swap on Sep 28, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much! They were tasty ^___^ loved the extra's
Response: You're so welcome!
panfried88 rated for ~Beverage Swap 3~ on Sep 28, 2011
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Comment: I love all kinds of beverage sachets. ;) Thank you so much!
nikkisuniques rated for Destash My Craft Stash on Sep 10, 2011
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missxkay rated for not-so-QUICK Ribbon x2 swap #23 on Aug 15, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the ribbons. I really like the daisy stamp on the note too. :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome swap! It was so thoughtful of you to think of my children and to send them some stickers! Also, thank you for the sweet note. I'll be sure to tell my husband what you said! :)
mpatry rated for MEGA drinks swap #2 on Jul 29, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for all the yummy drinks! I love trying new ones :D
ladycregga rated for I LOVE PINK!!! on Jul 29, 2011
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Comment: O M G I love this package!!! Thank you so much. I love the bookmark did you make it yourself? So cute! I also love the magnet! Thank you;-)
LindaD rated for not-so-QUICK Ribbon x2 swap #23 on Jul 18, 2011
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Comment: Lovely ribbons - thank you for sending my favourite colours :)
StaceyNeverSleeps rated for Thriftstore Find #17 on Jul 11, 2011
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Comment: Staci is an asset to swap-bot! She kept in great contact and kept to her word about shipping dates etc. The swap arrived today and it was FAB, thank you !!!
Response: Yay! I'm glad it arrived safely and that you liked it. Thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 58 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
47 68 0 0
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Comments

Sha2ronS on Sep 15, 2011:

Just mailed out the Bubble Gum Swap to you today--did not write a nice note in the package like usual because the envelope was full (you'll see!). ENJOY! Shaaron

madhatter76 on May 17, 2011:

Thank you sooo much for the chocolate themed magnet & treasures for the I ♥ Magnets Swap! You are too sweet, thx for angel-ing:)

daisygirl on May 13, 2011:

Thanks for the magnet! I appreciate that you picked up the slack. Thanks again!

ninjapirate on May 10, 2011:

I would also like to welcome you to swapbot! I hope we can swap soon; I'll be watching for your famous hosted ones.

lepapillonvert on Apr 18, 2011:

Please let me be the first to...

... you to Swap-bot! I sure hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. I have been assigned as your swap partner for the cross stitch bookmark swap. I just enjoyed reading your profile. Cheers, Le Papillon Vert

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