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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

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Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am an easy going, young at heart Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 adults who are moved out but not far away :) I do not have any grandchildren. I live in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. I am near the Devil's Punchbowl hiking area, a ski resort & some lakes, streams & the Poppy Reserve. We have the most amazing sunsets here, snow in the winter & lots of wildflowers in Spring. The summers can get pretty hot, but the afternoons are shaded by the mountain and it always cools off in the evenings. There are no city lights around so at night you can see all the beautiful stars! It's very peaceful up here and I love it! In southern California you are only an hour away from everything, the city, the mountains, the beach or the desert. There is always something fun to do!

SWAP MAIL: I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because the closest post office to my home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my house. At work the security gate is locked on the weekends, so you might see a message on your tracking saying "failed delivery attempt" but don't worry, they will deliver it on the next business day.

MY PASSIONS: 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 enjoy taking pictures. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses. I work a couple of days a week in the office of our machine shop. On the weekends I sometimes go stay on my boat to be near the ocean because that's where I grew up. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts, playing with my cat, or working outside in my yard. Outside, I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers, a little koi pond and a beehive, plus 3 chickens. I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and treasure my collection of postcards from around the world!.

Favorite Holiday: Christmas #1 & Halloween also # 1 haha! Mwaaahaahaaa

favorite Food: Salad.

My favorite colors are Greens, teal & lighter shades of pink, peach coral, melon, Tropical color combinations, Forest color combination, pastel color combinations & Autumn colors. I usually don't care for purple. I do like a little glitter, but I'm not the blingy hot pink glitter kinda girl.

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

I wear a size Small Petite & dress in a Boho style.

Size 6 flip-flops & moccasins.

Favorite number is 3.

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio painting, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, making jewelry using glass beads or natural stone, day of the dead shadow boxes, soap, paper crafts & making Ukrainian (Batik) Pysanky eggs. My latest project is wine making! I harvested 10 pounds of grapes and a bunch of honey from my beehive. I have my first batch fermenting in my closet! I don't sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch or journal. I am discovering so many new crafts through Swapbot. There are so many creative people here. I love it!

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, British Royal Family, Tea themed, French shabby-chic/romantic, Retro 50's, cactus, zen. Fawns are special to me.

MY HOUSE:

My kitchen is in a Retro 50's theme colored in pink & mint green.

My living room is Bohemian.

My bedroom is Tropical.

My guestroom is Vintage/French/Shabby Chic (not country).

My bathrooms are: #1 Desert #2 Pond-like #3 Mermaid.

Office is in an Around the World, Spiritual/Meditation etc. theme.

Den is decorated in brightly colored Mexican tiles & art.

Rec Room has neon bar lights, slot machine, pool table...

Christmas Decorations: Secular/Winter themed or Vintage/Retro please.

Halloween decorations: Vintage/Retro.

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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.

I would LOVE a Snippet Roll!

Handmade ornaments for my Valentine's Day tree.

Handmade ornaments for my StPatrick'sDay/Celtic tree.

Handmade ornaments for my Autumn/Halloween tree. Creepy is just fine with me :)

Things Made With Nature,

Nicely Made ATCs.

Spirit Dolls,

Junker Jane Dolls,

Felted Animals or Food,

Altered Tins & Matchboxes,

Shadow Boxes,

Paper Mache,

Amulet Bag,

Crocheted Barbie Dresses,

I want to start collecting handmade wooden & sewn toys (Waldorf type) for my someday grandchildren, since I can't sew worth a crap.

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Cat Grass Seeds,

Hummingbird Nectar,

Anything from my Amazon List :D

Eco Friendly Items,

100% Silk Scarves (amazon wish list),

Felted Items: Animals, Fairies, Elves, mermaids or Foods,

Thin/Fine Paintbrushes,

Eyelet Tool,

Fringe Scissors,

Polymer Clay,

3 to a Page Postcard Sleeves,

Pysanky Dyes,

Snap Settings for Gems!!!

Jewelry from Countries Outside the USA that Represent it's Style... example, a Claddagh from Ireland, Woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Tea, sealed in individual identifiable sleeves (not just the teabag itself)...I keep them in my Tea Rating Journal & that is the only journal I keep.

Reusable sandwich Wraps/Sleeves,

Reusable Metal or Wood Straws,

Coffee,

Coffee Bean Gift Cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift Cards.

Michael's Gift Cards.

Handmade Decorations for my house from your Travels around the World.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Cute Camping/Glamping, Boating, Pool, She-Shed related items.

Exceptionally awesome Crystals & Seashells.

Canvas for painting on.

Grumbacher, Golden, Maltisse or Liquitex (but not Liquitex Basic-they suck!) Acrylic paints in the following colors: 1) White. 2) Black.

High Gloss varnish for Acrylic.

I use beads but I am very picky about them...I only like to use high quality, not plastic.

I do paper crafts but I have SO MUCH that I really do not need any more supplies for this ;)

FROM $DOLLAR STORES (if you must):

foundation sponges,

cute party plates,

Mod Podge,

Elmer's type school glue (the runny kind in the bottle not the chapstick kind),

Hot glue sticks,

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

outdoor staked solar lights,

Tape,

double sided tape,

cleaning sponges.

THRIFT SHOP ITEMS:

Native American jewelry,

Turquoise, Amber, Peridot.

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelery,

Retro 70s optical plastic ring.

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Crocheted Barbie Dresses.

Limoges, Belleek, Carnival Glass, Milk Glass, Fenton, Capodimonte, Swarovski miniatures.

POSTCARDS:

Alice In Wonderland,

Disney,

Mythical,

Holidays.

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.

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a tea bag sealed in it's original wrapper would be much appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers & samples of washi tape. If you have any extra postcards or unwanted ATCs, I'd love those!

If I am in a swap that requires FOOD: I would prefer Tea. I have allergies to gluten & wheat & artificial things can trigger my migraines.

If I am in a BEAUTY SWAP: I would prefer things like: facial sponges, wash cloths, bath mitts, loofahs, sea sponges, sleep masks, aloe socks...things like that, but NOT actual products (lotions/soaps) since I have VERY sensitive skin that rashes up bad.

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Things I won't use

DISLIKES/PLEASE NO:

FOOD (including hot chocolate) or RECIPES, due to Allergies & Migraines, Unless the swap calls for it, of course...in that case, please no WHEAT, or artificial anything (sugars, dyes, preservatives) No MSG-that's a definite migraine trigger for me. Hey, nuts & seeds are fine! I love cashews & pumpkin seeds ;) Thank you.

NO COSMETICS or TOILETRIES- Skin Allergies. If I am in a BEAUTY SWAP I would prefer things like: Facial Sponge, Bath Mitt, Loofah, Scrubbie, Aloe Socks, Sleep Mask, Cooling Gel Freezer Mask...things like that, but not actual products like soaps & lotions. Thank you.

I don't keep a planner journal/organizer (project Life etc.) or use page tags.

Note Pads & Sticky Notes. I seriously don't think I can use up what I already have in my lifetime.

Loose Papers (sticky note & memo papers) & Washi Samples. I actually hate receiving these and will stick them in an envelope to pawn off on someone else to deal with.

No sewing items, I tried, but I'm just not good at it :( No cross stitch, unless its pre-printed with the pattern on it - I can do that! :) I don't know how to knit. No more ribbon please. I do want to try felting though ;)

Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners. I have a thing about using pencils, they make my skin crawl.

Magnets & Key Chains, I don't use or collect them. Exception would be if the key-chain had something on it I might like (Alice In Wonderland, for example) and can take off to re-purpose into something else.

Glow Sticks & Plastic Kid Toys, foam/kid crafts. I don't have little kids or grandchildren.

Makeup Bags & Coin Purses, I have received SO many of these I am running out of uses for them.

No Religious Items, please.

I have been sent items that smell of mildew or have been dirty & even crusted up with food. Most people would not do this, but if you happen to be one of these people, please don't.

THINGS I DO NOT CARE FOR:

camouflage, animal print or country themes.

Thank you!!!

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

Reading: The Rules Of Magic & Post Mortem.

Shows I am watching: Stranger Things, Better Call Sal, Outlander, Red Queen, American Gods, Preacher & Breaking Bad. Hallmark channel.

Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Halloween & Grease I also enjoy Disney movies.

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave, classic rock & mellow rock. Also, Piano/Rain music to sleep & Celtic music, world music.

Books I like: A lot of zen type books, reference/how to books, art books, travel, mystery, adventure, classics.

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. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness. I absolutely love swapping!

The Etsy link is to my daughter's shop & I want to make it clear that I pay full price when I buy an item from there to send to you in a swap ;)

Ever wonder what happens to all the things you make and send off? I have all my handmade treasures from swaps displayed all around my house. Dangling from walls or in glass cabinets, on shelves, in vases. I pull my flipbooks out for every holiday to display on the coffee table and all my ATCs & Pocket Letters are in albums that I go through every now and then. :)

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

Ratings

Mon1496 rated for Altered Skeleton on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: They were so cute! Love the little skeleton key. and it's a pirate! My mother already stole the tea though lol. Thank you
Rabbitfreedom rated for Big Boo Box! on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for an amazing boo box!!! You are right, I really love the chandelier! Absolutely LOVE the Nightmare Before Christmas utensils!!
tlemon4 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 9 on Sep 15, 2019
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arimails rated for Handmade with Love- Jewelry #2 on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL earrings! I love wearing all sorts of crazy dangling earrings so these are perfect for me ♥️♥️♥️ and of course, thanks for joining my swap as well :)
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Comment: This is such an awesome box of Halloween goodies ~ thank you so much! I really appreciate the way you made the effort to send things that I would like. And you wrapped up everything so creatively! I can't complain about getting black things, monsters, or skeletons if they are a requirement of the swap. I can use the items to make something for another swap or gift. The skeleton hanger will be fun to put on my front door for Halloween night! Oh, and I love the body butter ~ it smells so good!
Response: I am so glad you are happy with it all ! Thank you 🎃
Littleroo rated for A Spooky Night Halloween Swap on Sep 13, 2019
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Comment: The most amazing swap! Thank you. Not sure if honey butter bath is your co but they have a new customer! Its to die for that body butter. You deserve 10 hearts! Very special swap.
Response: "to die for" haha! Perfect Halloween comment on that body butter. It's my daughter's business and I try to support her whenever I am able. I really appreciate the nice comments on it. Thank you :) glad you enjoyed the swap! Happy Halloween 🎃
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Comment: So cute thank you
JudalineZ rated for Boo Box is back! on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Love everything! Thank you very much for being great swapper!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you like it! Happy Halloween 🎃
watercolorgirl rated for September stocking stuffer on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Your very cute ornament is hanging on my Charlie Brown tree. Thanks so much and Happy Fall.
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Comment: Thanks so much! I can’t wait to open it!
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Comment: Wow, Kimberly, What an awesome package you sent! I so love all the Witchy things you sent me, along with the cute cat, card & body butter! Thank you so much! The body butter smells so good!! I can't thank you enough for such an awesome box! I forgot to add something. On the weekends I have my 9 yr. old grand daughter Brooke. I usually don't open packages around her. Because she usually takes what I have if she likes it. But she saw the packages & she begged til blue in the face, to open them! I finally gave in, as couldn't take her whining anymore,lol ! As I knew she would, she had to have what you gave me, witch hair headband, ha! So, she decided she would use it for Halloween. She told me tell you, that she loves the witch headband.
Response: Awe, how cute! Tell her "Happy Halloween!" from me :D
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Comment: Such a great job on making these, thank you. And also the box that they can in, love it all!
Response: Thank you! Happy Halloween 🎃
debbiespoms rated for Halloween postcard on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Received your Halloween postcard today and OMG, I love it! Did you make it? If yes, What an awesome job on it! This postcard is going into my Witchy photo album. Thank you!
Response: I bought it 🎃 thank you for the ♥️ Happy Halloween!
Mon1496 rated for Fill My Stocking -- August 2019 on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: The stickey notes were really cute thank you for re sending the present after the sitckers were all misprinted
Response: No problem :) & I will be inspecting all stickers before purchasing!...which should have been the manufacture's job! Happy swapping :D
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Comment: OH Kimberly! Im the luckiest girl around. Sharing you Cavallini postcard with me? They are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I consider this line a 100 heart line. lololol George CArlin? The GEorge CArlin? He said that? Funny man George?
Response: LOL, yes he was! Have an awesome Halloween!! :D
FLWAVE rated for Halloween Wall Decor on Aug 25, 2019
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Comment: Kimberly, thank you for the Cute wall decor piece. Not sure if you saw my message to you, but I did receive the forwarded package from my previous address. I appreciate the snowflakes too!
Response: No, I didn't see your message. I'm glad it was forwarded to you! Happy Halloween 🎃
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice package and all the sweet strawberry stamps!! When I saw those on your envelope, I thought they were so cute and made a plan to get some next time I'm at the PO...then I opened your envelope and you'd sent me some!! So thoughtful!
Response: Glad you like the stamps..you can't get them at the post office they can only be ordered online in a roll of ONE THOUSAND! Yeah, crazy! So, I share ;)
Rosa1 rated for Black Hat Society Soiree on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much!! Happy Halloween :) (love the soap!)
Chaosfay rated for August Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the AMAZING gift. OMG!!! I absolutely love it! It's on display next to my desk, and shall be used for ritual teas because wow...absolutely gorgeous. Did you paint it?
Response: No, it's vintage. There is a little surprise about it....hold it up to the light and look inside at the bottom of the cup!
Haole1 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 8 on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the extras!

Rating Overview

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

institches on Jan 14, 2019:

Fill My Stocking Swaps - I'm just getting my gifts opened today. I would like to thank you for all you sent to me over 2018 and for participating in the swaps.

sandyponey on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too!

institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

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

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