Date Joined: November 7, 2007
Last Online: May 25, 2017
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States
items I have to swap
Flickr photos (art)
my book for The Sketchbook Project 2013
thredUP (women's and kids' clothing)
Mr. Rebates (cash back from your online purchases)
update May 25: We are undergoing a home remodel. A lot of things have been packed up and moved elsewhere. There are some swaps I've received, but have not had the chance to rate yet. I will not be signing up for anymore swaps aside from the monthly traveling postcard swap for at least a couple months.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to look at/read my profile. My son is in third grade and I am a SAHM, but I'm also the volunteer garden coordinator at his city public school. Lately in my spare time I have been organizing my stamp collection, making handmade postcards for swaps, Postcrossing, and reading. My main interests/activities are reading, cooking/baking, board games, art, gardening, walking... sometimes running, and collecting used postage stamps. Some secondary ones include going to estate sales, researching/exploring new places when we travel, and Pokémon Go (my son and I share an account... our avatar is a guy haha). I have collections/stashes of vintage playing cards, vintage wallpaper, other vintage papers (mostly gift wrap), postcards, and used postage stamps that I am selectively adding to.
I guess I should add a bit more to my profile since I noticed I'm missing favorite _____ sections... For the most part the books that interest me are fantasy/sci-if/dystopian for fiction and art, gardening, and cookbooks for non-fiction. I don't really have a set list of absolute favorite authors or titles, but some that I've read and liked include Blake Crouch - Dark Matter, V.E. (or Victoria) Schwab - A Darker Shade of Magic, Pierce Brown - Red Rising, Hugh Howey - Wool, The Fireman - Joe Hill, and Harry Potter. My son and I recently went to see author Gene Luen Yang when he came to town for an author talk. I read American Born Chinese and the first two Secret Coders books and enjoyed them.
My favorite board games are Dixit, Splendor, Settlers of Catan, and 7 Wonders.
TV: Game of Thrones, The Expanse on Syfy, Master of None (currently watching the DVD... it's on Netflix), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I used to watch Jeopardy and Fresh Off the Boat pretty regularly, but don't anymore. One YouTube show that I used to watch and need to find time to catch up on is TableTop (board games).
Movies: If you're guessing that I'm not a movie buff judging by my TV viewing habits you would be correct. The most recent movie I saw and liked was Kubo and the Two Strings, but an older one that I sometimes rewatch is When Harry Met Sally.
On music: I have been listening to the local indie radio station lately (91.3 WYEP), but sometimes have on the top 40 or classical stations. NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is great too if I can catch it on time. Spotify playlists/radio are good as well; the last artist radio station I played was Of Monsters and Men.
Hope this helps!
Here is my Flickr album of items I currently have to trade: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9193524@N02/sets/72157673448438870
notes: I haven't forgotten about leaving ratings... just taking a long time getting around to the older swaps I received. All recently received swaps have been rated.
After completing the swaps I have signed up for I will be taking a break from most handmade swaps to focus on creating art I can potentially exhibit.
Regarding the very late swap that I haven't sent (Do More Art March): I am waiting for a reply with an email address from my partner because it's not available anymore so I can't send it. Please note that I have now messaged the other user twice and the second time was recently. updated 3/26/17
I'm trying not to acquire things if I won't be using them. These are items that I would enjoy receiving in swaps or private trades:
secondary wishes/not important:
If you send me the following items they will most likely be given/sent to someone else, donated, recycled, or thrown away so please save them for someone who can use them!
If you like shopping for clothes or shoes online and/or have kids (or nieces or nephews), check out this site called thredUP. I have ordered multiple times from them for my son as well as myself. They sell both gently used (like new/almost like new) and new with tag/NWOT clothing, shoes and accessories.
If you purchase things online and aren't already a member of a cash back rewards site, check out Mr. Rebates! There are a lot of sites listed with varying percentages cash back. Once you have $10 available you can request a check or PayPal.
Paperback Swap! Post your unwanted books online. If someone requests one of your books, you send it to them (you pay for shipping). After they receive your book you get a credit to request a book you want from someone else at no cost to you.
Note: This section has not been updated in a long time and I don't intend to add to it, but would happily delete anyone after whatever is owed has been taken care of.
Waiting for swaps from:
Sent and waiting for ratings from:
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