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happymama

happymama
Date Joined: September 5, 2012
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: December 28, 1968
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

Favorite Music

*The Etsy shop above belongs to my two daughters; they are 14 and 12; and they do needle felting on wool sweaters. :)

Simple items I love to swap: nice pens, pencils, stickers, Lindt balls, looseleaf tea, natural fiber yarns, material for sewing, stationary, candles, rubber stamps. I collect sheep, especially black faced ones. Also swans, songbirds, and Dala Horses :) Tea cups, tea pots, and squirrels! Another thing I collect is view master reels, and kaleidoscopes. ♥

Favorite Books

I collect the Lamplighter series of books, (old reprints), and books by British author Charlotte Maria Tucker (ALOE). I read a lot about World War II, as well as true survival stories, wilderness adventure, herbal and home health care. I am passionate about good, and vintage children's books. I love Tasha Tudor, ALL her books and illustrations! I love Beatrix Potter, in her entirety also. I love the original A.A Milne, and also any lifelike sweetly illustrated children's books. Jim Arnosky's illustrations are favorites, as are Joan Walsh Anglund's. SO SWEET! :) I would LOVE to be introduced to your favorites too. I have a lot of children to give me read-aloud experience! :)

Favorite Movies

*Life Is Beautiful *The Boy in the Striped Pajamas *The Scarlet and the Black *Sophia Scholl *The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler *Yarn Princess *The Great Escape *Beatrix Potter children's movies with original artwork.

Favorite Crafts

*Painting/drawing *Weaving *Scrap booking *Scherenschnitte (paper cutting)

*Crocheting wool rugs *Raising Children =) *Cooking, especially old fashioned and Scandinavian. *Needle felting *colored pencils, esp Prisma Colors :) I love Tasha Tudor, Beatrix Potter, and other such artists. I love children's books with gorgeous nature or other artwork. I love hand thrown pottery, and finding it in thrift stores. I look for browns, blues, greens, or any combination of those three colors.

About Me

Favorite colors: cornflower blue, aqua, sage, chocolate brown, barn red, navy/colonial blue. My style is rustic colonial. (wrought iron, quilts, candles, old wood, and I collect sheep and swans) Love Washi tape, in lace, floral, old stamps, black and white...fractured star!! I LOVE House Mouse! ♥♥♥ I paint, whenever I can squeeze in time--mostly acrylic--I stick mostly to realism, but quirky sometimes catches my eye. I paint often on unusual surfaces, like turtle shells.

About Me

Favorite flowers: Forget me nots (!) Roses, violets, lilacs, dogwood. Pretty much, if it's a flower, as long as not too gaudy, I like it. :) I'm not crazy about exotic flowers--I like more country style. Orange is my least favorite color for flowers. Fuchsia or purple are not favorites either, but there are exceptions--as in violets or lavender. :)

About Me

I am a happily married wife of 25 years, with ten children. Yup, I'm busy! But I am also pretty organized, and get a lot done. I love snail mail! I also love to help and encourage others. I blend my own spice mixes, and love to cook. I have three boys who are blacksmiths, and four girls who spin (spinning wheel), knit, and crochet. For my little ones I would love to find one or two viewmaster viewers and get reels to go with them.

About Me

More favorites: *Loose tea, and tea parties! My favorite flavors are Hazelnut vanilla, Rose, Jasmine, White chocolate, Blueberry, Maple or Caramel--any combination of those, or I am always willing to try new flavors. I LOVE chai teas too!! *Ovaltine, especially chocolate!!
*Lindt chocolate, especially the blue and black wrapped. I like dark chocolates, not so much milk chocolate. Hate "bad chocolate" like Hershey bars :~^ *Nature--scenery, wild animals (especially birds) my favorite bird is indigo bunting. I also love bluebirds, chickadees, nuthatches, etc. *antiques *natural fibers (wool, cotton, linen...) *soft, heathered colors *camping *horses *home made soaps *I can't use most modern skin care items--things with too many chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate--so I use organic or homemade skin care products, shampoos, and soaps. I am a natural girl!! I love EOS lip balm, and one of my hopes is for a blueberry one, or honeysuckle-honeydew, or mint! :) *children (this could be put way up on top. I LOVE children--how else could I have ten?!) *I'm Swedish, so like Scandinavian stuff *Dala horses *Bible verses (I'm a Christian first, and everything else second) :) *children's books (I love reading to my little girls) *Sheep ( I mentioned I collect them above, but wanted to mention them again) I just LOVE sheep.

*Miniatures, especially antique looking *Fragrances: floral, natural (non-chemical) *essential oils *creativity *natural lip balms like EOS, Burt's Bees, etc If it's not natural, I cannot use it.

About Me

Things I am NOT crazy about: *The color orange, unless in fall scenery or nature *Lime green *stripes, plaids, diamonds, argyle *modern art *polka dots *don't like nudity *romance novels *clashing colors *naughty stuff *bling (HATE IT) *cartoons, Disney stuff, (except vintage Pooh, which I like, or vintage Mickey, etc) *synthetic fabrics (allergic to polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc) The whole family sticks to cotton, wool, linen, and other natural fibers *We carefully avoid all artificial colors and flavors and artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Nutrasweet, etc.

Things I like to swap

*pretty pens/pencils *buttons *art supplies *old lace *home spun yarn *ethnic music cd's *mature stickers for scrap booking *any scrap book stuff *mini paintings *good chocolate *dainty jewelry *stationary *I collect hand thrown pottery in blues and browns. *note pads *pretty hair clips (I have long blonde hair) *bird themed items *anything with forget-me-not flowers *natural lip balms *candles *anything sheep themed *good black, green or chai teas *tea cups/saucers *raw honey *pecans, almonds, walnuts, macadamias *essential oils *light natural colored nail polish *embroidery *calligraphy *wind chimes *seeds (flower or garden veggie) *recipes *feathers (natural un-dyed) *Nutella (YUM!) *money saving ideas *Hand made soaps *Vintage/reenactment patterns *Needle felting wool *Homemade jams/jellies *wool material (for rug making) *blank books for journal *spices for cooking *hair scrunchies *gourmet hot cocoa *children's books with lovely artwork *tiny dolls--or just small *hand made items *tins, especially vintage styled *I collect hand thrown pottery in blues, greens and browns when I find it at thrift stores. *I love small pieces of drift wood and pretty feathers

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Comment: All sorts of pretty packages thanks so much!
Response: Yay!!! Hope you like what is inside as well!
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Comment: Thanks so much! You made a nice card. I love the tapes you used and the ones you sent me as well~Cute little bunny sticker too!
Response: Glad you liked it! That was fun! :)
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Comment: Thank you! I can’t wait to start opening envelopes in December!
Response: Squee...I can't wait either! It's more fun for me to watch people open gifts than even to open them myself...I hope you love everything!
pernie123 rated for TF ~ A scarf for the Fall! on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: I love my scarf. It feels so good, and I can wrap up in it. Thank you very much.
Response: You are so welcome!!! Yes...it is SO soft. I was tempted by that myself LOL :)
glennasgarden rated for ~~CF Thanksgiving Card Swap~~ on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: Tressa what a sweet thanksgiving card you made for me. I love it! I also love what you wrote in it~Thanks so much!
Response: So happy you liked it! :)
Sunflower107 rated for ~~CF Thanksgiving Card Swap~~ on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely card. The writing is beautiful and what you wrote is beautiful!
Response: Yay...I am glad you were blessed!
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Comment: Oooh, goodies, indeed! I just keep going through them and smiling, and then doing it all over again, lol. That Woolen Mill ribbon is awesome, and washi tapes I've never seen, and the handmade card you wrote in--thank you SO much for a wonderful bunch of treasures!
Response: It makes me happy to see others happy :)
Paulaeliza rated for TF - Something ROUND on Aug 25, 2017
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Comment: Love the beads.....such a perfect swap for me!
Response: So glad...there is a reason for profiles :)
junemoon rated for TF ~ Fabric!!! on Jul 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the fabric -- especially the sunflower piece as I am planning a quilt with sunflowers (have some but this will fit right in). Enjoyed your note -- 11 at home is A LOT and you do have some very busy months ahead.
glennasgarden rated for CF - Card of Encouragement on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Tressa thank you so much for the lovely card letter of encouragement and the postcards! A very nice swap you sent me. Blessings!
junemoon rated for TF - An Item you could------- on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: Love the mug, the teas smell yummy--thanks for the note! -- you did a fantastic job packing (I usually don't send mugs because I'm afraid they'll get broken). Wonderful to sit and sip tea and watch lambs growing into sheep. I only have birds to watch.
Response: Yay!! Thank you for the heart...which reaches my current goal of 150 of them! Birds are a delight to watch...enjoy them!
FelinaSP rated for April Tea Swap on May 20, 2017
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Comment: Finally came this swap! yeahh, and the wait was worth... I really loved the selection of tea that you sent me, I will enjoy it very much... the tea with marzipan seems irresistible, thank you... greetings from Chile!
bb2 rated for CF- Mom's Favorite Recipe on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note and recipes. I am surprised the meat would go into those pies raw. Maybe, meat wasn't as greasy in your grandma's day? I just may try both recipes. Fun swap. Thanks.
Response: I make those meat pies myself every year. The raw veggies soak up all meat juices as they cook. Still I would use lean ground chuck. :)
armadillogal rated for TF- Something Metal on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies...I will put the garden flag up soon...
greygooselime rated for TIAZ: Correspondence Kit on Apr 19, 2017
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Comment: I love the cute kit you put together. Thank you!
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Comment: Tressa thank you so much for the wonderful swap full of surprise goodies! :)
momzo rated for TIAZ: Favorite Color Baggie! US ONLY on Mar 27, 2017
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Comment: Loved everything in it! Thanks for a great swap.
grannysimpson rated for 50 Stamped Images USA on Mar 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the extra's
Sunflower107 rated for CF - SPRING Greeting on Mar 14, 2017
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Comment: Yes, this put a big smile on my face, thank you so much - just beautiful!
Response: yay! I am so glad! :D
SherylKay rated for Slightly Stuffed Envie on Mar 13, 2017
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Comment: What a great envelope! loved the bird materiel The stickers with the bears and Flags were Great I have a Daughter who is a chief in the Coast Guard and a Daughter who is a Chief in the Navy.Everything was wonderful hope to do it again! You were a great partner who I would welcome any day!
Response: Wonderful; I am so glad you liked it!

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Comments

TereDiane1954 on Dec 25, 2016:

Tressa!!!! You're back♥ Yay, I'm so happy to see you here. Welcome back ((hugs))

TereDiane1954 on Mar 19, 2016:

Hi, Tressa! Long time, no see. I hope you are doing all right. Sending a nice big hug ♥

bb2 on Dec 27, 2015:

Happy Birthday. We miss you in the CF group.

caligirl7 on Dec 21, 2015:

Hello, do you live in or near Versailles???? Thats where i live! So nice to meet you! :)

Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:

hap

SA

TereDiane1954 on Dec 24, 2014:

Merry Christmas, Sweetie♥

happymama on Sep 7, 2014:

Thank you, you are so sweet! ♥

bb2 on Sep 7, 2014:

Thinking of you today. May God bless you and family in a special way.

LahDeeDah on May 17, 2014:

Thanks for your KCST input, Tressa. I appreciate that. :-)

TereDiane1954 on Dec 29, 2013:

Wishing you a very happy belated birthday, Tressa! I'm sorry it's a day late. Hugs to you!

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