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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: October 21, 2018
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am a Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. We were only 18 & 21 years old! I'm also a mom to 2 grown up kids who are moved out but not far away :) My daughter just got married on 9/15/18 and it was spectacular! My son is still single though...hint hint..LOL I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. It's very peaceful up here and I love it! I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because my post office at home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my home or mailbox that is located a mile away from my house. I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses with my friends. On the weekends I sometimes stay on my boat with my husband in the Marina and soak up the moisture and breath in the salty air...it's a nice change from the desert! When I am home I am mostly doing crafts or looking out the window watching birds or the sky. I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers.I have a rescued Tortoiseshell cat named Mia. She is super playful, loving and definitely has that tortitude you hear about, haha! I also have a Boston Terrier named Abbey who is 10, but still as active as a puppy. You will find her running the property looking for rabbits and other critters. I have a koi pond and they just had babies! Toads will often lay eggs in there too! I also have beehive that I tend to and the friendliest pet chickens I raised since they were 2 days old! I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and love my collection of postcards from around the world!

Countries I have traveled to: England (including Scotland), France, Ireland, Italy (including the Vatican), Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, Holland, Belgium, India, Mexico, Canada & Bahamas.

States I have been to: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas and of course, California.

Places I want to see: Montana, Colorado, Maine & the New England area in Autumn for that Fall color! Any other places I should see?

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio altering things, making things with nature, doing seasonal crafts, paper crafts and making jewelry with gemstones, glass and crystal beads. I have been painting on canvas with acrylic paints for several years now. I would like to try oils & watercolor someday. I "write" Pysanky eggs, which is a Ukrainian batik method using hot beeswax in a kistka writing tool and dye on a hollowed out egg.I just started doing resin crafts, poring it in molds and adding things like flowers, glitter or beads that I wont use in jewelry . I also made my first scrapbook memory journal to give to my daughter as a wedding gift of all the planning along the way. I also make soap with my daughter, who also makes natural body products....If you receive one from me, don't think I am being cheap. I actually pay full price for her items to help support her Etsy shop when I can AND you are most likely getting a higher dollar amount item than the swap called for ;) I enjoy working with essential oils.

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, British Royal Family, Tea, shabby-chic/romantic, Dia de Los Muertos. Retro 50's, cactus.

I like Light & Happiness & Love & Healing...I like witches but not dark. I like odd & creepy things, but not evil things.

IF YOU ARE SENDING DECORATIONS TO ME:

Holiday Decorating. I decorate in a vintage/retro style.

Everyday Decorating: retro 50's & Bohemian.

I don't like country, hunting, animal print or Tuscan themes.

Things I enjoy receiving

HANDMADE THINGS I LIKE:

I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them:

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

Spirit Dolls,

Crystal wands,

Things made with nature,

Flipbooks.

Handmade paper.

Pocket letters.

Nicely made ATCs.

Smash Books & Junk Journals!!

Gelli prints.

Paper embellishments.

Origami (already made).

Calligraphy Art

Asian ink writing.

Shadow boxes.

Tiny felted animals or fruits & vegetables.

sewn coasters/mug rugs in these themes only: Wedding, Tea, Birthday, Mermaid, Unicorn, Cactus & Asian.

Beaded Embroidery.

Altered items...tins, matchboxes, bottles etc.

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Travel cup for hot tea,

cell phone stand,

Cute Mousepad,

Wrist Cushion for computer mouse,

small silicone molds,

soap colorant,

Heat Tool,

One of those tools for sealing pocket letters.

Pysanky dyes,

Cystals & Gemstones.

Fossils.

Pretty Cloth/Lace Lavender Sachets.

Black Lace Washi Tape!

St. Patrick's Day washi tape.

Alice In Wonderland Postcards.

Disney Postcards.

Snap Settings for gems!!!

Foreign coins.

Foreign paper money.

Altar items (Pagan/Zen).

Spell Kits.

LUSH Toothy Tabs.

Face Sponge.

Jewelry from any foreign country that shows it's style.

Teas with caffeine. Please, sealed in individual sleeves...I keep them in my Tea Journal.

Cat Grass Seeds.

Hummingbird nectar.

Coffee Bean gift cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift cards.

Michael's gift cards.

Odd paper mache items...shadow boxes... Dia de Los Muertos (sugar skulls) items.

Handmade decorations for my house from your travels around the world.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Brown eye liner.

Brown eyebrow pencil/gel.

Dark Brown hair color.

Travel size shampoo & conditioner.

Fishing Gear: Lures, Hooks, Bait...

Organic Vegetable Seeds.

Craft kits :)

My favorite colors are Green, Aqua/seafoam, peach, pink, coral, pastels, tropical color combinations, earthy forest color combinations and emerald green. I usually don't care for purple unless it's paired with blues & greens. I don't care for the color combo of red & blue.

My favorite number is 3.

I am a petite small & I love:

leggings,

cute sweats,

tunics,

yoga pants,

long boho skirts,

pajamas,

cute undies size small,

size 5 1/5-6 flip-flops & moccasins.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

I love Honey & Jams.

FROM $DOLLAR STORES:

cute paper straws,

cute disposable cups,

Mod Podge,

school glue,

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

cute party plates,

outdoor solar lights,

Crazy Glue GEL (not the runny kind),

Tape,

double sided tape,

Bobby pins,

Room air freshener,

Fun Car Freshners,

Travel Tissue packets,

Sponges.

THRIFT SHOP ITEMS

Beaded fabrics,

Native American jewelry,

Swarovski miniatures,

Rhinestone costume jewelry,

Sugared Candles,

Art Candles (shaped/twisted),

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Beer Steins.

Alice In Wonderland Book,

Reader's Digest,

THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE:

Foreign coins or paper Money.

Unique items from your travels.

Anything from my "Thrift Shop" list.

For Stocking Stuffers I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter!

I do not mind receiving used things that are clean and in good condition.

Things I won't use

Gluten/Wheat or artificial sweeteners.

$1 store skin products.

I don't keep a planner journal (project Life etc.),

I do not sew, knit, crochet or bake.

I do not have any small children in my family :(

Please no:

Religious items,

Page tags,

Loose note paper sheets,

Bits of paper scraps,

Loose Napkins,

Pencils, erasers & sharpeners,

No kid items please, like: reward stickers/stamps, toys & sun catcher kits to paint (no kids).

Picture frames,

Magnets,

Sheet Masks (they give me a bad rash!),

Please no Nail Polish,

I do not care for country decor, camouflage, animal print or wine themes.

Please do not send me lotions, soaps or scrubs unless I am in a swap specifically for that...because I make my own already and I have sensitive skin ;)

THINGS I HAVE A LOT OF RIGHT NOW ARE: note pads, Christmas & Halloween washi tape, socks, makeup bags & scarves.

Thank you!!!

ALLERGIES

FOOD ALLERGY- NO WHEAT/GLUTEN. SENSITIVE SKIN. I have allergies & migraines and can't eat wheat or artificial sweeteners, chemicals, MSG & dyes. I don't eat much candy- I am sensitive to sugar and too much gives me a headache. I do eat chocolate occasionally and I like dried fruit & nuts :) I use natural or hypo-allergenic make-up & toiletries (not cheap/$1 store/stuff from China).

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then".

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Shows I am watching: Outlander, Better Call Sal, Preacher, Stranger Things, West World, The Office & Goldberg's.

I listen to easy Rock & Indie, 80s new wave, Beatles Channel, Music from around the world and nature sounds to sleep.

Books I am reading right now are: Queen Of The Road & The Rules Of Magic.

USPS & SWAP ISSUES

I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. I try to add a personal note with my swaps, but sometimes I don't. So, please forgive me, I don't mean to be rude. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness.

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!

KIDS STOCKING STUFFERS

Graicen is my 17 year old niece. She collects polished rocks. She likes all the little trinkets at Francesca's. She likes all the gold-toned jewelry that's out right now with triangles, arrows, cactus and stuff like that. She likes stuff for acne prone skin...pore cleansers, toners. She likes things with lamas, cats and unicorns on them. She likes all that Target bin stuff to decorate her room with. She likes Dr.Who stuff and Tim Burton and other kinda creepy things like that. She likes Starbucks. She is allowed to have candles without overbearing scents. She is a size medium. She is vegan, so please make sure candy has no animal product in it. Please don't send her perfume, she is not allowed to wear it. Any make up needs to be clear or sheer colored lipgloss, she is not allowed to wear bright makeup. no tattoos please. She likes: Gel pens, hanging purse decorations, little kits for card making, Disney, SpongeBob, Kawaii. She has until Feb of 2019 and then she can do her own Swapbot stocking stuffers!

Things I Have To Trade

I have LOTS of Journaling Cards!! Blank Journals, Journaling supplies (pages, tags etc.), Note Pads, Pretty Paper Clips, Wedding Themed Scrapbook Stickers, Craft Papers in MANY designs!! Jewelry (I make), loose cut gemstones, Scentsy Warmers (New in box & some displays), Scented Wax Bars/Tarts, Body Products: handmade soaps, body butters, scrubs, etc... look at my daughter's Etsy shop & see if there is anything you want: https://www.etsy.com/shop/honeybutterbathco

I am open to private swaps :)

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sandyponey rated for Boo Box - The Big One! on Oct 19, 2018
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Comment: FANTASTIC! does not begin to describe what you sent. Thank you so much for being so Wonderful. Halloween Hugs, Sandy
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the wonderfully drawn ATC. You are very talented!! Thanks for including the goodies too. Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely box of gifts to open :)
shinyserra rated for Envelope Advent Calendar on Oct 19, 2018
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Comment: So sorry for the late rate! These envelopes are so pretty! I can't wait to open them :)
turtles27 rated for Alice In Wonderland Pocket Letter on Oct 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun pocket letter and all of the great goodies!
kaypendragon rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! The necklace is beautiful and the tea looks great!
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Comment: I am very excited to see what's inside, thank you! And thank you for the strawberry stamps. :)
squince rated for Alcohol/Cocktail PC USA #3 on Oct 19, 2018
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christy102194 rated for Fall Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: fall leaves!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun skulls
goinjenny rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 15, 2018
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blueseabliss rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: I love it! It fits and I have it on now! Thank you!!!!
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Comment: She sounds like she was amazing, and I thinking I would have really liked her. Thank you for sharing her story. <3
Response: Awe, thanks <3 She was everyone's grandma!
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Comment: Your postcard is very unique, and a perfect addition to my collection.
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: first time I've ever received a postcard of Uzbekistan! :O
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Comment: the Tower Bridge is absolutely stunning at night! It was so incredible to have walked on it!
CHOWEFACE rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Malaysia card!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

ladydy5 on May 23, 2018:

Those eggs you make are beautiful as I had a friend who did them. If bought they are quite expensive too. Glad to see someone is doing that kind of craft.

njstauter on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the birthday card, seeds and tea. It was such a joy. I am glad you can see the Tehachapi's from your home.

Jmitchell8814 on Apr 5, 2018:

So happy you liked your Easter Basket! Thank you so much fo all the awesome goodies you sent me. I loved everything. I can’t wait to use the cotton candy lipgloss! Happy swapping :)

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

blueseabliss on Mar 23, 2018:

Miss you.....

ChinaCat on Mar 3, 2018:

Hey, girl! You expanded your profile page didn't you? I love it! I always read my partner's profile and the longer the better, I say - it really helps me. xo

CajunLady on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card.

kayfay on Feb 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and tea!! Its the first card I've received this year & definitely made me feel special. Thanks again! :)

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