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Date Joined: August 11, 2014
Last Online: November 29, 2017
Birthday: October 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I have 2 daughters (more on them below!) and a wonderful husband. I live close to the beach and I love watching the sun rise above the ocean. I hate winter (I'm originally from NJ and I don't miss the snow!).

Favorite Books

Alice in Wonderland ♥ Falling Leaves ♥ The Art of Arranging Flowers ♥ The Hunger Games Series ♥ A Year in Provence ♥ most anything by Stephen King

In general, my favorite genres are memoirs and mysteries, but I'll read just about anything. I tend to judge a book by its cover, and I am a sucker for thrift store books!

Favorite Crafts

I am a beginner self-taught crocheter. I love learning new stitches and patterns. I'm loving crocheting scarves right now.

I love paper crafts, like scrapbooking, card making, origami and mail art (all on beginner levels!). I'm not into Project Life, but I love to use the project cards as planner dividers, mail tags and to-do lists.

I keep a doodle journal with little notes and words of encouragement for my oldest daughter. It's something I hope to give to her when she's grown.

I've recently gotten into watercolor painting. I have absolutely no technique or training background, but I enjoy putting brush to paper - it brings me happiness.

I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and Google, which means most of my ideas for paintings and mail art are NOT original - if copy cats bother you, you're probably going to hate me (I always give credit and never claim anything as my own, just FYI)

Favorite Movies

☼ Stand By Me ☼ Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas ☼ 50 First Dates ☼ Pitch Perfect ☼ It's a Wonderful Life ☼ Home Alone (I & II) ☼ Walk the Line ☼ Twister ☼ The Wizard of OZ ☼ The Hangover Series ☼ Just Go With It ☼ The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ☼ Nanny McPhee ☼ Willy Wonka (the original)

Likes & Dislikes

I love rainbows, sun rises and watching the clouds ☺ favorite colors are pink & yellow - I love pastels☺ love polka dots and Aztec prints☺ I love books, journals, pens, stickers, washi tapes, most craft supplies really ☺ We're a Disney family ☺ coffee addict (but I enjoy tea as well) ☺ recently entered into the world of Filofax love ☺ love vintage postcards, especially with decades old messages! ☺ pigs, owls & orcas fascinate me ☺ NYC is my favorite city in the whole wide world

DISLIKES: â–¬ clowns and ketchup give me the creeps â–¬ spicy foods â–¬ paranormal shows/movies â–¬

Favorite Television

I'm not a huge television person, but I love these shows; ♥ Downton Abbey ♥ Naked & Afraid ♥ The Blacklist ♥ Wake Up With Al (weather, LOL) ♥ I Love Lucy

Food, etc.

I have no food allergies and I'm not picky - I love to try new things. The only things I don't enjoy are spicy foods/snacks (I can't handle the heat!). I love milk chocolates, hard candies and all types of cookies. I'm a coffee junkie, but I also love tea and trying new flavors. If sending foods, I'd love to try some of your favorites!

My Munchkins

Angelina is 8 and is very much a girly girl. Her favorite color is blue. She loves doing arts & crafts and can make use of just about anything (big on recycled crafts!). She's an avid book reader/lover, collects journals and washi, is a singer/dancer/fashion designer and LOVES Jesus (goes to Catholic school). If you happen to have any old kid magazines (Kiki, Discovery Girls, American Girl) she'd be tickled pink, even if it's just clippings of their crafts and true stories. She also likes Country music and country style (boots, brown leather belts, etc). Likes Girl Meets World, Dog With a Blog, Disney Movies, mermaids, fairies, Lemony Snickets and saint artifacts/stories.

Evy is 3 and (as 3 year olds go) generally loves everything! Her favorite color is pink, she loves princesses, mermaids, minions and Ninja Turtles. Her favorite craft is painting (she went through 2 watercolor paint sets this summer!). Favorite movie at the moment is Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings, favorite show is Max & Ruby. She hoards decorative envelopes for her 'pen pals' (she thinks pen pals are decorated pieces of paper). She has a huge sense of humor and loves to make people smile.

My girls don't eat candy often and don't like tea, but there are no food allergies.

If you happen to get me for a kid-related swap, it would be extra awesome if you could address the mail to Angelina - she loves that I get great mail art from my pen pals and I think she'd be over the moon to get something for herself!


fishsteak rated for Send Some Love - V-DAY SWAP! on Jan 28, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the lovely tape and stickers!
csolanto rated for 2015 PLANNER SUPPLIES SWAP on Jan 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome!
mmeguess rated for Winter Wonder: ATC & Envelope on Jan 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet card and sparkly envelope. It was lovely!
luluvision rated for New Year's Resolutions on Jan 7, 2015
Comment: Adorable fairy card! And great resolutions although good luck with that washi tape one!! ;-)
Response: Hahahaha, I am DETERMINED!!!
Zefaniya rated for New Year's Resolutions on Jan 6, 2015
Comment: Haha Love the "lose ten pounds & not find them again". :D
Response: LOL, fingers crossed now!!!
artbrandi rated for Handmade Postcard on Jan 2, 2015
Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you made!!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked it Chickadee!!
Comment: I got my envie today and I love it!! Thank you for the stickers and gift tags included. I love the gingerbread man on the front. Thanks again!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you liked it!
ariennerose rated for Black & White Flat Swap on Nov 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the very clever and fun black and white folder you made! I have to steal your idea now. I loved everything! Thank you for all the thought you put into this swap!
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you enjoyed your little bundle!
Mineau16 rated for Recycled Mail Art on Nov 12, 2014
Comment: Hi,Risa! Thank you so very much for the awesome stuff you sent for the Recycled Mail Art Swap. I love the envelope and all the goodies inside. I also liked how neat your handwriting is... the note you wrote on the paint sample page decorated with washi tape was pretty. You said you snail mail also... please let me know if you have time for another snail mail pal. Take care and thanks again! - terry (mineau)
Response: Thank you for all your kind words Terry 💙 I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap! I'll be on a little snail mail hiatus until after the new year.
tshaver25 rated for ATC Swap on Nov 10, 2014
Comment: Thank you again!!! I Love it!
Response: You're welllllcome!!!
sherba31 rated for WASHI Sample Swap on Nov 7, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of washi. I don't own any of the skinny type so this is really great!
Response: You're very welcome, enjoy!!
Comment: Thank you for the envie. And not disappointed at all in not having an international partner. :)
Response: Oh I'm so glad, thank you!!
ariennerose rated for Tea Time Exchange on Nov 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome envelope filled with goodies. I can't wait to try the Wonderland tea. Will it make me shrink like Alice? HAHA! I love it all.
Response: Hahaha, well just in case - DRINK AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! LOL, I'm glad you liked everything ♥
tshaver25 rated for DDs of Tina and Risa Swap ☺ on Nov 3, 2014
Comment: chelsy LOVED this! So mush so she is sending a thank you note lol.
Response: Aww, she's so sweet! Angelina will be excited for more mail, LOL
tshaver25 rated for Recycled Mail Art - Tina & Risa on Oct 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much Hun!!! but know I want donuts aghhhhh hahaha!!! love it all!
Response: Hahaha, sorry to trigger the craving! Glad you liked it 😉
MadonnaR rated for Blackout Poetry Swap on Oct 27, 2014
Comment: It was my first time too. Great poem and fabulous decorating. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for your kind words Madonna! I'm glad you liked it 😊
taledo rated for Recycled Mail Art on Oct 25, 2014
Comment: Cool envelope. Thanks for the washi and postcard.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked them! ♥
Comment: Jaylen loved her swap. Great items.tHanks.
Response: I'm glad she loved them, thank you.
user2148 rated for Postcard and a quote on Oct 17, 2014
Comment: So sorry this is so late!! Loved the postcardvand the quote - thank you so much!!
Response: No reason to be sorry. I'm so glad you liked it!

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letterlove on Dec 3, 2014:

I ammmmm! I decided not to let the crazies bring me down @mshuta ! On that same note, seriously saving my pennies for a PO box...just in case ;-)

mshuta on Dec 3, 2014:

You're back!!! :)

Kutingneko on Oct 22, 2014:

Kiss kiss!!!!!!!!!! (Just saw your comment :D)

mshuta on Oct 6, 2014:

Hi! Congrats, you are now an officer for the group! Feel free to recruit anyone and create any swaps!

mshuta on Aug 22, 2014:

Welcome to swap-bot! Thank you for being part of Atlas! Your mail is beautiful & I am so happy to have you as a pen pal!

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