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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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It's getting closer to my daughter's September wedding so I am going to have to slow down on the craft swaps and focus on the wedding plans :)

I am allergic to wheat ;) Please don't send any. I think it gets missed down below, so I wrote it up here too. Thank you

Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am a Leo. I have been happily married since 1988 and a mom to 2 grown up kids who are moved out, but not far away. I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' (although I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps) in Southern California. It's very peaceful up here and I love it! I have a Tortoise Chimera cat named Mia & a Boston Terrier named Abbey. I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world...how different and also the same people are everywhere. I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to museums, 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. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts. I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers. I also have a beehive that I tend to and pet chickens. I love healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things.

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio altering things, making things with nature & doing seasonal crafts. I make Pysanky eggs. It is a Ukrainian batik method using beeswax, a candle & dye. 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 ;)

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, British Family, Tea, shabby-chic/romantic, Dia de Los Muertos. cactus, arrows, lamas...all that cute trendy stuff. Bees.

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

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

I respect all religions and it's fascinating to learn about them, but I have my own beliefs that may differ from yours, so please don't try to convert me.

Things I enjoy receiving

I AM COLLECTING MARRAIGE ADVICE TO PUT IN A JOURNAL FOR MY DAUGHTER & HER FINACE TO KEEP. if you want to just write something on a little piece of paper & send it with my swap I would be so grateful and they would have it forever to read when they need a little reminder.

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.

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.

Sewn items.

I WOULD LOVE sewn coasters/mug rugs in St. Patrick's Day, Wedding, Tea, Birthday, Mermaid, Unicorn, Cactus & Asian themes.

Crocheted/knitted items.

Beaded Embroidery.

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

Handmade Jewelry.

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Travel cup for hot tea,

Cute Mousepad,

Wrist Cushion for mouse (carpal tunnel),

small silicone molds,

resin,

soap colorant,

K-Cups,

Circle Cutter,

Martha Stewart Tubular & Spiral Ornament Makers,

Heat Tool,

Pysanky dyes,

Cystals & Gemstones.

Fossils.

Pretty Cloth/Lace Lavender Sachets.

Snap Settings for gems!!!

Foreign coins.

Foreign paper money.

LUSH Lip Scrub.

LUSH Toothy Tabs.

Face Sponge.

Things for my swimming pool,

Boat/beach related items.

RV/Camper items (cute vintage style-glamping).

Jewelry from any foreign country.

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

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 eyebrow pencil/gel.

Brown eye liner.

Dark Brown hair color.

Travel size shampoo & conditioner.

Fishing Gear: Lures, Hooks, Bait...

Organic Vegetable Seeds.

My favorite colors are Aqua/seafoam peach, light pink, coral, pastels & tropical colors. I don't care for purple or country colors like 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,

34C Bras,

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

I love Honey & Jams.

FROM $DOLLAR STORES:

disposable cups,

Mod Podge,

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

party plates,

outdoor solar lights,

Crazy Glue GEL,

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

I don't keep a planner journal at all & those items are wasted on me. Please no paper scraps.

I also do not sew, knit, crochet or bake.

I do not have any small children in my family.

Please no:

Page tags,

Pencils, erasers & sharpeners,

kid items (reward stickers/stamps, toys, bubbles, sun catchers & wooden items to paint),

Picture frames,

Magnets,

Keychains,

Sheet Masks (I tried them but just can't stand them).

Nail Polish, files, nail stickers or pedi stuff. My daughter does nails. so I go to her for all my nail needs ;)

Please do not send me lotions, soaps or scrubs unless I am in a swap specifically for that.

THINGS I HAVE A LOT OF RIGHT NOW ARE: note pads/loose papers, socks, makeup bags, scarves.

I have plenty of things listed on my "Likes" list to choose from. Thank you!!!

ALLERGIES

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

I never go to the movies and I don't watch much T.V. I watch a few things: Stranger Things, Once Upon A Time & Better Call Sal. I like Fairytales & shows about royalty & Discovery channel shows about Ancient Egypt & stuff like that. I watch HGTV & Hallmark if I am home alone at night and feel scared LOL.

I listen to easy Rock, 80s new wave, Alternative, Beatles Chanel, 40's music & 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.

Things I Have To Trade

I have LOTS of Journaling Cards!! Spell Kits, Blank Journals, Page Tags, 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 :)

Ratings

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Comment: The snowman wrapping paper was just the ticket for "cooling" off after a day of yard work! I'm putting this with my ever growing pile of stocking stuffers to stuff in my stocking come Christmas. Thanks so much!
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Comment: Kimberly...what a fun package! I love outdoors decor and have put both of your awesome items to use already! The hot air balloon adds such vibrant color to my front porch light...and I love the words on the garden flag. Thank you for making this a special swap! Have a friend, fun filled summer...Charlene
JazD rated for Kid's Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: The jar lid is gorgeous!! and all those goodies! Thank you so much!
lostinavalon rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - June on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: thank you!!♥♥♥
Chaosfay rated for June Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful gift! I live in central Oregon, on the east side of the Cascades and about six hours from the ocean. You're really not missing much on this side. LOL
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Comment: OMG! What a fantastic Whimsey Jar! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything in it! I am going to wear the ice cream cone earrings tomorrow! Everything in it is wonderful.. from the ice cream cone earrings, to the blinking palms, to the expandable towel, to the hibiscus hair clips and the shell necklace...to, well... EVERY THING! Thank you so much for being so generous! If I could give you a heart for each wonderful jar item, I definitely would! :-) <3.
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Comment: Thank you! I couldn't help it and I opened it! Love the wee jars of stones!!
ScrappyCEW rated for BS&S: Smudge Stick Swap on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the smudge stick! The rose was extra special! If you traveled from Waco to Austin, then you drove right past my home. I live just a couple miles off I35. I’m glad you enjoyed Texas! I’ll be sending your smudge stick in the next couple of days. With all the humidity, they are all taking a little longer to completely dry out. I hope to see ya in future swaps!
Froggy2974 rated for WIYM: June stocking stuffer June on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the gift and the wonderful card. I'm saving them for Christmas.
BhaktiCreations rated for WIYM ~ Let's Make A Gift! on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful jewelry set, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely whimsy pocket
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Comment: thank you :)
BhaktiCreations rated for TF - Christmas In July on May 31, 2018
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Comment: I am giving you a Heart now even though I won't be opening the packages until the holiday. I am already excited and the fact that you sent 4 separate things to open just made it more special! Thank You!
Lishmo rated for HE-Swapping Halloween supplies on May 31, 2018
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Comment: So much fun stuff! Thank you!
mariamichelle rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - May on May 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. Love the paper
WritersSoul rated for Flavored Lip Balms (USA) on May 27, 2018
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Comment: Wow. I feel honored to recieve these unique chap sticks! What creative flavors and one from Etsy! Whoa. I really enjoyed this swap and I am already using them!
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Comment: loved the body butter thanks do much
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Comment: Received today! Had so much fun inspecting everything 😊 so fun! Thank you.

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Comments

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! :)

esmy77 on Feb 12, 2018:

Thank you for

the kind rating, you made

my day!!

snail mail by esmeralda3

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

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