Date Joined: April 15, 2009
Last Online: November 21, 2013
Birthday: November 3, 1985
Country: United States
And you should too!!
I reuse packaging and envelopes! (I miss that badge!)
I always send my swaps and I usually send very early on in the swap. If you do not get a swap from me, please contact me so we can make a game plan. Please contact me before rating a 1!
I always rate the swaps I receive when I receive them. If you have sent me an item and I haven't rated it, please get in touch with me.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~IMPORTANT~~~~~~ I am allergic to lobster and wool. So if I am in any craft swaps or food swaps with you, **please keep these allergies in mind.**
I have been doing Weight Watchers for almost a year. I am just getting back into swapping recipes. If you're sending a recipe and you know the weight watchers points plus values for each serving, please include it! If you know the nutritional information, please include it!
I got married in August 2008 to my soul mate and the man of my dreams. We have 5 furbabies, 2 dogs and 3 cats. Sidka is a mini american eskimo, Jo Jo is a rat terrier, Ginny is a DSH Tortie, Pooka is a DSH calico, Phineas is a DSH Tiger cat. **Since this was originally written, we have lost a cat and a dog. :'( Ginny was hit by a car, and Jo Jo lost her battle with Pancreatitis.
I like to read almost anything I can get my hands on. Sometimes I write, I have to be in the mood for it. I use the internet a lot of the time. (What can I say, I'm a domestic house goddess!) I love making new friends near and far.
My favorite color is purple. I also like turquoise blue colors (my wedding colors were a light pool blue). Cream colors are nice too. I really like chocolate brown and chocolate combos that are "in" right now, like teal and brown, purple and brown, etc.
I live in Maine, so I've got it all: beaches, coast lines and the ocean; lakes, streams and rivers; Mountains, gorgeous state parks and back roads. The only thing we're missing is large cities and I'm okay with that.
I'm a huge NASCAR fan. My favorite driver is Kyle Busch.
I love chocolate.
These are just a few of the things that are on my bucket list. Some of these things are also on my husbands list. The list is in no particular order.
I have a soft heart for cats and dogs. I can't resist puppy eyes!
Random Facts About Me I like gummy bears, I don't like gummy worms (unless they're in dirt pudding). I've met Aaron Shust. I'm a teacher. I love all things purple. My favorite drink is water with lemon. I like cooking and baking. My mom was the best cook ever. I am married. I want children, but I don't have any yet. I like the calm of a drive in the country. I love ice cream. I don't watch TV a lot. I like crafting. I live in th house I grew up in. I really like Jelly Belly Jelly beans, they're the only kind of jelly beans I actually like. I love lady bugs. I worked at an all girls summer camp the same summer I met my husband. I love Italian food. I love the Maine coast. I have 4 nieces and nephews. I'm a college graduate. I support Mental Health Research. My favorite kind of chocolate is Lindt's White Chocolate and Coconut bar. I get motion sickness easily. I prefer wearing flip flops. I hate it when people don't use their blinker. I don't consume alcohol or caffeine (except for when I eat chocolate). I've never smoked a cigarette in my life. I have two crab apple trees in my back yard in memory of my parents. I like going to craft fairs with my husband. One of my favorite movies is Fireproof.
I love opening the mailbox and seeing a package or mail that is NOT bills or junk mail! I generally just love snail mail, so I'm willing to swap most things, give me ideas and I'll go from there!!
I love to crochet. I taught myself in the Fall of 2011. I am on Ravelry! Find me if you'd like, MrsD08.
I love, love, love to cook, is that considered a craft?
I'm attracted to Mandalas and when I'm stressed it helps me to color them.
I love scrap booking and I sometimes enjoy a little card making too. I like using recycled goods in crafts. I'm really into the idea of swapping recipe scrap book pages, but have yet to try it!
What I can Send you
I love cooking and I love sharing recipes. Before my mother passed away, I asked her to get me a recipe box and to fill it with index cards of all my favorite recipes growing up. I use this weekly, it's such a dear item to me. If we ever were to have a house fire (hubs is a volunteer firefighter!) I'd grab that recipe box first thing!
As a teacher, I constantly have a tight budget. I would love to swap teaching/classroom supplies with other teachers. Stickers, funky paper clips, memo pads, etc. just shoot me an idea!
I like anything Maine or Alaska. I am a Mainer, so that's obvious. Something about Alaska has always intrigued me, I'm not sure what or why.
My husband collects Coca~Cola (Coke) things. Eventually, when we have our new house built, I would love to have a Coke themed kitchen!
I don't have many dislikes.
I prefer items come from a non-smoking home, or do not smell strongly of cigarette smoke or perfumes. Certain smells can trigger a headache for me.
I'm allergic to shell fish and wool. If you're sending me a recipe it would be nice if it didn't contain shell fish as an ingredient because I wouldn't make the recipe. If you're doing a crafty swap with me, please be aware I am allergic to wool. I get hives when it makes contact with my skin! Yuck!
If you're in a recipe swap with me that includes sending beverages, please do not send alcoholic recipes. Both my husband and I do not drink!
Big beads/big jewelry are a turn off.
I don't like licorice or licorice flavored items.
The only nuts I like are peanuts and almonds, all others are no nos.
I don't care for ATCs, Inchies, Kawaii or Dotee Dolls. (Sorry!)
I don't care for the colors hot pink (soft pinks are nice), yellow and some shades of orange (think hunter orange=no!).
I don't care for bugs or insects of any kind. Especially live! Except I like pretty butterflies (not cutesy ones), lady bugs and dragonflies.
I HATE Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon! If you send me something Tony Stewart or Jeff Gordon related I will most likely re-gift it or trash it! (Probably trash it!! lol)
I hated typing this because I feel like I'm being rude!
I want to learn how to quilt.
I would also like to learn how to make handmade envelopes! (check! Thanks @Funkhoup !)
Making beads with sculpey or polymer clay.
How to crochet Amigurumis.
I can teach you:
This section is for Flakers and Non-Raters that I've encountered.
*Note: I recently received a 1. I sent the swap and I'm not sure what happened...I have no explanation! I'm working on getting my rating back up, although it will never be perfect again. :(
@Skirts -this person is now partially suspended and has 8 ones, who knows how many no sends in all.
@Twerlz -lists name as "First Last" and PO Box info as "PO Box +++". Beware!!
@postalmomma -Flaked on my Handmade Handbags Swap. I am angeling for her partner. Later, she told me her mother passed away and the swap seemed insignificant. I understand the pain of losing a mother, I lost mine almost 2 years ago and my husband lost his almost 4 years ago. But, I feel that when you sign up for a swap you sign up for a commitment and if something happens, like all commitments in life, you need to let people know what's going on. A simple PM to her partner could have saved time, trouble and her ratings.
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