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?
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.
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.
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.
Things made with nature,
Nicely made ATCs.
Smash Books & Junk Journals!!
Origami (already made).
Asian ink writing.
Tiny felted animals or fruits & vegetables.
sewn coasters/mug rugs in these themes only: Wedding, Tea, Birthday, Mermaid, Unicorn, Cactus & Asian.
Altered items...tins, matchboxes, bottles etc.
STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:
Travel cup for hot tea,
cell phone stand,
Wrist Cushion for computer mouse,
small silicone molds,
One of those tools for sealing pocket letters.
Cystals & Gemstones.
Pretty Cloth/Lace Lavender Sachets.
Black Lace Washi Tape!
St. Patrick's Day washi tape.
Alice In Wonderland Postcards.
Snap Settings for gems!!!
Foreign paper money.
Altar items (Pagan/Zen).
LUSH Toothy Tabs.
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.
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:
long boho skirts,
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,
A gift card,
cute party plates,
outdoor solar lights,
Crazy Glue GEL (not the runny kind),
double sided tape,
Room air freshener,
Fun Car Freshners,
Travel Tissue packets,
THRIFT SHOP ITEMS
Native American jewelry,
Rhinestone costume jewelry,
Art Candles (shaped/twisted),
Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.
Alice In Wonderland Book,
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.
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 :(
Loose note paper sheets,
Bits of paper scraps,
Pencils, erasers & sharpeners,
No kid items please, like: reward stickers/stamps, toys & sun catcher kits to paint (no kids).
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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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