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kristenita

kristenita
Date Joined: November 9, 2015
Last Online: October 25, 2017
Birthday: July 5, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I am a stay-at-home mom and this job keeps me busier that anything I have ever done. My kids are 5, 6, and 12 years old. They keep my busy, but I do adore them! Now that my youngest is in pre-k, I finally have a few moments to myself (4 days a week).

As a former teacher, I put my education to use by volunteering in the kids' school. I enjoy this, A LOT!

I love fashion and looking pretty. Doesn't every girl like to look pretty?

I'm a Bookworm

I always have a book with me, just in case I can read a few pages! I also listen to audio books. The audio books make running errands seem like less of a waste of time. The kids do not like it when I listen to the audio books, so we have a deal that if they are behaving, I will leave the music on. If they stress me out, my book goes on!

I read almost all genres, except for science fiction, fantasy, and anything vampire related (sorry, I know this is a hot subject at the moment).

My favorite book is almost always the book I am reading or the book I just finished. If I had to pick an all time favorite book, it would probably be "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See.

Running

I run, but I hate every minute of it I love how it feels when I am done!

Training has recently begun and I cannot tell you how much I hate it! I know it will get better. One foot in front of the other...

Every year, I participate in the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the world's largest 10km race with a cap of 100,000 participants. This race is known for its heat, hills, and humidity. The race may be brutal, but it is such an accomplishment to finish!

Yoga

I practice yoga 2 or 3 times a week. I seriously LOVE yoga and think that everyone should do it! Recently, my daily to-do list has been too long and I haven't had the time to get on my mat. I am working to make this my priority, again (after my hubby and kids, of course).

Plants

I love plants- both indoor and outdoor. Most of my indoor plants share a sunroom with the kids' toys. They (the plants) don't seem to mind sharing. The kids like to help water them. My husband built me an English Garden as a wedding present (this still makes me swoon when I think of how sweet of a gesture it is). He is always there to help, but I do most of the maintenance (except for trimming the roses- I am no good at this).

Being Green

I like to be green. I hate to see recyclables in public trash cans. I don't understand why gas stations wouldn't put recycle bins next to the trash bins. I have been known to collect recyclables on road trips to recycle when we get home. I also compost and steer clear of paper napkins and paper towels. I just use flannel cloths instead of paper towels and cloth napkins, too. At first, we made the switch to be environmentally friendly. Now, when I do buy the occasional roll of paper towels, I am shocked at how much they cost!

To My Swap Partners

If you ever don't receive a swap from me, please let me know! With all the mail running through the Post Office on a daily basis, I would imagine some would get lost. I actually have a theory that there is a HUGE book of lost postcards that we will see, one day, at the Smithsonian. Did you know that there is actually a Smithsonian Postal Museum in Washington DC? It is a fun museum and it is FREE!

PLEASE WRITE MORE THAN ONE SENTENCE! I swap with some of you quite regularly and I would like to get to know you better. It is hard to do that when I only get a generic greeting on the back of the card.

If you're unhappy with what I send, let me know before leaving a bad rating. My favorite part of swapping is picking out a postcard for someone, so I want to make sure you're happy. REALLY, I'm not just saying this!

I really like to give HEARTS- why not?! I like to like to show appreciation; it is on my self-improvement plan. Besides, this is supposed to be a fun hobby. I feel really bad if I don't get a heart and I never want to make anyone else feel bad.

Naked

Please, feel free to send naked postcards to me. Even if a swap requirement is to send in an envelope, I would prefer no envelope. I will NOT give you a bad rating for not using an envelope! In fact, I don't think I ever would give a bad rating (maybe just no heart)!

Postcards

I love creativity- if you can find something that loosely relates to something I like, I will be happy you thought of me. For those of you who like to work from a specific list, here are a few ideas (in no particular order):
trees the color yellow Lantern Press vintage/linen Moomin,
hydrangeas, lily-of-the-valley, hyacinths koala bears, monkeys (for my son), flamingos (for my daughter) UNESCO sites historical themes (a brief explanation is nice, but I can always google it) pin up girls B&W Holiday Cards at appropriate time of year Coca-Cola Vintage Ad Cards I like most of art cards. In the past, I have avoided naming favorite artist, but I am think I will choose a few favorites and change them every couple of months.
Artists of the month: Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Vermeer, and Mary Casset. I love many other artists, I'm just trying something new here! Special/unique postcards are welcome!
Sorry but typical tourist postcards from the USA aren't my favorite (International ones are, though).
If you have a cool roadside stop or hidden gem that you know about, I like that type of postcard! It is always nice to know why you picked a particular postcard. I like to be more positive than negative, but I should mention that I am not a fan of un-colored coloring postcards.

Ratings

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Comment: My mail finally forwarded from Cambodia. Beautiful fall card. Thank you!. Apologies it took so long to reach me/me to rate!
Lonestarchild rated for Newb and Pro PC Swap-Jan 2016 on Sep 10, 2016
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Comment: My forwarded mail from Cambodia finally arrived today! Thank you for the GREAT shoe PC -- I'd wear those!! Apologies it took so long to reach me/me to rate!
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Comment: My forwarded mail from Cambodia finally arrived today! Thank you for the vintage hotel cards -- these are very fun! And, yes, I'm nosy enough to enjoy reading old postcards! Apologies it took so long to reach me/me to rate!
suepier rated for SC PC May 2016 on Aug 2, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc of the tulips. I love flowers.
sammieianime rated for Newb and Pro PC Swap-Jan 2016 on Jun 28, 2016
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Comment: thank you for the awesome pc! Its on my wall :D Can't wait to fill up all the walls. hugs.
marclively rated for Something About Me PC #2 on Jun 24, 2016
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Comment: Kristen, my apologies for the late rating, thank you for the postcard!
marclively rated for 4 More Postcards in Envelope on Jun 23, 2016
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Comment: Kristen, my apologies for the delayed rating, thank you for the postcards!
marclively rated for Food PCs March 2016 on Jun 23, 2016
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Comment: Kristen, my apologies for the rating delay, thank you for the postcards!
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Comment: Great postcard Kristen!!
mymymymy rated for SC PC May 2016 on Jun 13, 2016
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Comment: I love the PC paired with the same stamp, but the stamps are haven't been cancelled last l!
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Comment: Kristen, I am sorry to be so late in rating this wonderful card of Roy Rogers - one of my favorites when I was a kid. It arrived when I was sick and not everything got read or taken care of. Finally have some energy and trying to catch up. I am definately behind in Housework 101 at the moment. I'm working on it tho. Great stamps too. Many thanks. Chris crispycritter
Response: No worries! I am just now seeing this... I have been busy with moving my family of five during my husband's busy season! I hope you are feeling well and strong!
Jessicat rated for Somewhere I've Traveled PC on May 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the re-send Kristenita. Sounds like you had a fun time, beautiful pc too. :)
Nienie rated for 52 Weeks of Postcards Week 49- SUN on May 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Of course I know the book, it's also very famous in my country! Thanks again :)
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Comment: thank you for nice cards:)
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Comment: Hi Kristen! Thank you for the awesome zombie postcard! Happy swapping :)
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Comment: What an awesome postcard! Thank you for sharing it with me!
arythia rated for Something About Me PC #2 on May 17, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely coffee postcard! And you do have a lovely name! :)
goinjenny rated for SC PC May 2016 on May 13, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for sending blank
goldfinchmeadowlark rated for SC PC May 2016 on May 13, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Oregon Trail map card, colorful bee and sun stickers, and beautiful floral stamp, Kristen! (I feel like it's been awhile since we were swap partners -- I missed you :) I don't think it's random at all -- I love maps, and I also LOVED playing Oregon Trail on my school's ancient Macintoshes. From some of my friends I learned the technique to expedite the process by alternating traveling at a grueling pace for a few days and then slowing down to rest. It is still mind-blowing that so many families ventured this path to start new lives. I remember one of my favorite books in middle school was Marissa Moss's (the author/illustrator of the Amelia's Notebook series) Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl with faux-scrapbook details and doodles not unlike Amelia's books. Thank you for brightening my week!
Response: Hello! We just moved on Tuesday, so I have been out of the loop with my post carding... I hope to get my postcards unpacked, this weekend! I think I am taking the Oregon Trail approach- a few days of hard core work, then I need a day or two to relax!
phenley rated for SC PC May 2016 on May 12, 2016
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jul 6, 2017:

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:

spring

EvaIzzy on Dec 12, 2015:

Hi Kristen, thank you for sending me a postcard after my partner got suspended! I'm sorry I can't rate you because you are not officially my partner, but I really like the postcard and appreciate it! ❤❤❤

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