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inamerica8

inamerica8
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Last Online: November 8, 2017
Birthday: April 24, 1977
Country: United States
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I am female from Chicago, USA, have no children, but have been a host parent to international high school students. I'm married to a Danish guy. We met on the site www.interpals.net, so yes, we were penpals. No pets right now, but I love cats.

About my husband Martin: 36, loves traveling (really interested in France and Scotland right now), old castles, funny stuff/comedy, black socks, Star Wars, WWII, strong licorice, chocolate, Lord of the Rings, old coins, medieval history, Knights Templar, stories about haunted places, lost treasure, snacks (pretzels, corn chips, nuts, strong licorice, sweet candies). He's a college student and works at a grocery store.

What I really like/want:

Belgian and fancy chocolates (and Cadbury) / cute Etsy stuff (kawaii softies, stationary, flower/tree magnets) / hand-dyed embroidery floss / lace / things related to travel / mythology/folklore related items / handmade paper dolls and cloth dolls / kawaii stationary and envelopes / unusual cookie cutters (not the average that can be found at any store-looking for mermaids, Eiffel Tower, music notes) / fun socks (I have a ton and everyone gets a kick out of them!) / professional art supplies (crayons, paints, pastels, charcoal pencils) / things related to the 20s era/flappers/silent films / black light theatre (Czech Republic) / images of historical sites, castles, old ruins / cute journals / interesting quotes

I like to travel. So far, I have been to the following countries: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and several U.S. states.

My favorite holidays are: Halloween and Christmas. Although, I like most any holiday. Particularly if I get a day off work. :) I also like Valentine's Day and Easter decorations. And I love spring and fall.

Favorite colors are medium green or turquoise blue. I like bright colors, dark purples, reds, blues, greens, pastels, earthy tones and black/white combinations.

I like getting postcards, with the stamp on them, and if they have some writing in another language, even better, but I'm not a postcard collector. I'm learning Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish so I can write at a basic level with these languages.

What I like to read: non-fiction books / some historical fiction / travel books and travel memoirs / origins of words (English and other languages) / how-to crafts / vegan and raw vegan cookbooks / business books (mainly about leadership or management).

Things I dislike:

bling bling / country stuff / reptiles / celebrities / political / dollar store items / big box stores (Wal-Mart, McDonalds's, etc.) / religious (However, I strongly believe in religious tolerance. I just don't want religion pushed on me. That being said, feel free to send me your religious creations if that's what the swap calls for, regardless if you are Christian, pagan, Buddhist, etc. I would strongly prefer no pentagram images.) / cutesy sayings / knick-knacks / fiction books, especially best sellers / dirty, creepy, cheap stuff / -anything that will make me sick (i.e., edibles with dye (ick!), gluten-containing items) / -smoke (I am severely allergic to cigarette smoke!)

I am not a flaker so if for some reason you don't receive something from me and you should have, PM me immediately. It will get resent, even if I have to remake whatever it was. Things do get lost in the mail and Chicago is notorious for that. In fact, I've been flaked on several times (during my first year on here). The one that upset me the most was a round robin chunky book. My book had made all the rounds and on the very last one, the person kept it and deleted her profile. That book had been all around the world. Why someone would do that, I guess I will never know, but all I can say is I truly hope it made her more happier to have that book than it would have made me. So please...don't do that to me again...or I will cry...and do you want to make me cry???

Favorite Music

lacuna coil, theatre of tragedy, within temptation, leaves eyes

I do not like country or death metal, but I will listen to almost anything else, including opera and rap.

Favorite Movies

I don't have any favorite movies. I have a short attention span so movies are not my thing. Sorry. However, I do like movies such as Dark City, Blade, etc.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of T.V., but here is what I have watched: 24, Supernatural, the 4400, Project Runway, and I used to love the X-Files. I enjoyed watching the travel channel, especially shows on Europe and its architecture. Every so often the Internet will cooperate and I can watch an episode of Dracula or Supernatural.

Favorite Crafts

-embroidery (not cross-stitch but pretty much anything else, particularly crewel and ribbon / dollmaking (paper and cloth) / Christmas ornaments / collage / mixed media / seasonal (favorites are Christmas, Halloween, spring, and fall) / photography (travel, nature and black & white)

I do have a wool allergy, but I can stand a bit of wool in my yarn.

Crafts I would like to try are:

soapmaking / candlemaking / Ukranian egg art / cake decorating / needlefelting / making chocolates/pastries / lacemaking / origami / watercolors / and many more I can't think of right now.

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Comment: Fabulous Board~*~thanks so much :)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your board with me!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your Qatar board!
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Comment: The board looks great :) Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you for your awesome board. I thoroughly enjoyed every pin. The food pins made my mouth water. I actually enjoy this "place" swaps more so when they are from someone who has actually been/lived there. I liked the bad girl going to Ragnar quote:-) Thank you so much for sharing such a neat board. blessings,
Response: :) I told my husband I am sick of going to Denmark, but it was fun pinning all of those together in one place. It's almost like a memory board.
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Comment: Nice board. Lots of food - so cruel since I haven't eaten yet today! Now I want one of everything...
Response: I try to mix the pins up-attractions, nature, food, clothing, history...
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful board of Puerto Rico.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety on this swap. I liked the Arecibo Observatory pin as my husband told me nice that he worked in that facility years ago. I enjoyed all your the other pins too. Happy 4th off July!!!
Response: Wow! Now that's cool. and Happy 4th to you, as well. Just hope the weather improved-humid and lots of rain. It's like living in the rain forest.
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Comment: Very nice board! :)
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Comment: nice board, thanks :)
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Comment: You have an advantage having been there several times! It was nice to see things that aren't typical tourist spots. Thanks.
Response: That's true. I get local insight knowledge!
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Comment: Lovely Ukraine travel board!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: Love pins on your board. Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: Beautiful colourful board, thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks! I had not even heard of the place but really loved the colors there.
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Comment: great board! thank you
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Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
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Comment: Great board!
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Comments

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 19, 2017:

Hi I saw your name in the LLL group I am Chicago NW side, Norridge BUT Chicago side

Mugsie on Apr 26, 2015:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"

From all of us in the "WIYM" group!

angelgram on Dec 18, 2014:

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LaviniaRiverina on May 9, 2014:

Thankyou for taking part in the ‘Hop to my profile and add a frog ‘swap

KatShakKreations on May 8, 2014:

Hello Betty, I am your "Hop to my profile and add a frog!!" swap pal. hope you like the frogs have chosen for you.

GarbagePailKid on Apr 28, 2014:

Hey Betty, I went to Copenhagen a couple weeks ago! I thought about emailing you, but things were so crazy around that time. I loved the trip, the open faced sandwiches....not so much. Hope you're well!!

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Daphne turning into a tree, by Bernini

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Cherry tree:

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Daphne turning into a tree, by Bernini

Unmutual on Apr 28, 2014:

Robin Hood's oak in Sherwood Forest:

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