Brody! Backpacking in Alaska and New Zealand,Kayaking on Lake Superior and the Sea of Cortez,Cross Country Skiing in the Keweenaw, Waffles in Brussels, Truffles in Asheville, Listening to New Music in Austin, TX, Watching French and Spanish Films , Cooking with the girls in Copper Harbor, Knitting , Wine on the beach in Awaroa, Reading anywhere,Bookstores, Watching Lightening Storms in Utah, Flying Kites on Seal Beach, Drinking coffee at a cafe in Paris, Drinking Beer in Belgium, Kissing in Vegas, Night hiking in San Francisco, Sushi at the marina in Ventura, Hanging out at the Moose's Tooth in Anchorage, Painting in Florida, Viewing Moose in Wonder Lake, Seeing the Northern Lights, Snorkeling at Catalina Island, photographing wildflowers, watching birds, laying in the tundra, Hokey Pokey ice cream, Gyros at the Farmers Market in L.A., Listening to the radio on Brockway Mountain, Rock Climbing at Joshua Tree, Fondue and Long Islands in Montmartre, Watching Polar Bears in Churchill, Apple Fritters at Gypsy's, Stumptown Coffee, My new bike, My NEW new bike, IPA at Boundary Bay, M.V. Coho Ferry, Tipus Tiger in Missoula, Big Dipper Ice Cream, Rosa's Tacos, Walking the Dog, Bike Commuting, Sandhill Cranes at Creamer's Field, Wooden Spoons, Pottery,
Greg Brown, Dar Williams, Paul Simon, U2, Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Zero 7, Bela Fleck, Medeski Martin and Wood, Tim Easton, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, Wilco, The Arcade Fire, Jet, Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, Macy Gray, Counting Crows, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Chris Isaak, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sting, Earth Wind and Fire, Rilo Kiley, Aqualung, The Shins, Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire, Brett Dennen, Kate Nash, Bon Iver, Tony Furtado, and many, many more.....
The Little Prince, The Tale of the Rose, The Prophet, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Kite Runner, The Good Earth, A Sand County Almanac,The Life of Pi, Walk Across America, The Good Life,The DaVinci Code, The Time Travelers Wife, Animal Vegetable Miracle, 100 mile diet, Last Child in the Woods, How to be a Bad Birdwatcher, Marley and Me, Merle's Door, Cooking for Mr. Latte, Eat Pray Love, Blessed Unrest, The Good Good Pig, Harvest for Hope, Of a Feather, The Red Tent, In Defense of Food, Trail of Crumbs,
I have a huge weakness for magazines. I know, bad for the environment. In any case, don't send me these, but it will give you a better idea of who I am and my likes. My favorites in order: Hobby Farm Home, Mary Janes Farm, Vegetarian Times, Paste Music Magazine, Martha Stewart Everyday Food, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Women's Adventure, Cook's Illustrated (online),
☆Bright Color Squares or scraps of wool felt (minimum 1x1 inches)
☆Hi-Chew Candy any flavor but would especially like to try yoghurt, pineapple, grapefruit, kiwi, banana, or mango
☆Any kind of dog treats, I work in a dog friendly office with six dogs. We go through a lot of dog treats! I always enjoy funny or unique ones.
☆An item from or inspired by my Etsy Favorites either items or sellers
☆Coffee from your local roaster
☆Locally produced Hot Sauce, Honey, Black Licorice, Chocolate, or any other food item that is unique to your region.
☆Fun and unique spices (packaged and sealed please)
☆Meyer Lemons or other in seasonal organic fruit that ships well and is grown where you live. This is great for those of you with fruit trees in your yard. Fill up one of those flat rate boxes and I will love it!
☆A cookbook from a local restaurant, community organization, or your Farmer's Market (I am especially fond of vegetarian or seasonal cookbooks)
☆My big wish: Someone to make a little felted version of my dog, Brody!
☆A cloth (cotton,canvas) bag from your local Co-op or Farmers Market (or any other local business, no chain stores please)
☆Practical items that are handmade by you. Things such as potholders, cloth napkins, dish towels, placemats, wooden spoons, pottery, soaps, baskets, etc...
☆A coaster from your local brewery (only one per location please)
☆Historic Photos of Women in their kitchens
I always like nature themed items, birds and trees are my favorites. Also like red fox. Anything to do with coffee either the real thing or as a theme. I have been really into bees and ladybugs lately. I bike commute in the summer, I love my bike and bike themed items. Anything Lemon or other Citrus Fruit, Pomegrantes and Raspberries (these can all be as a flavor, scent, or color).
I tend to lean towards the beginning of the color spectrum red, orange, yellow, green. I like a wide range of colors including chocolate and cream, one of my favorite color combos. I like charcoal grey, earthy tones and bright colors as well. I usually don't choose blues, purples, or pinks.
none of these items are late, just in case you sent me something I have not received these items:
☆Grab Bag Tag- Nanamint 1/13/09 arrived 3/16 damaged due to improper packaging.
Do I owe you something? Below is where I enter all the items I still need to send (tags, RAKs, angels, etc..). If you do not see your name here and I have not messaged you to tell you I have sent your item please, please, please send me a PM and let me know. Thanks. I recently started leaving these up until the packages arrived. I used to delete them when sent so don't panic if you don't see yours here as sent, just drop me a line and let me know if it has been a while.
☆Coffee Prize to Debimrtn for Coffee Lovers Group 5/21
☆WTA to Ccap for Edible Swappers 5/6
☆State Magnet WTA to Turtle17 for All Fifty States Group 5/06
☆Granola recipe to Kari for Domesticated Group 5/14
☆Postcards to @meggert for Farmer's Market Prize 5/21
☆Soap to @cobaltgypsy for Farmer's Market Prize 5/21
☆Blueberry Honey to @harleygirl for Farmer's Market Prize 5/21
☆Postcards to @Karlyn for Farmer's Market Prize 5/21
☆Moose bowl to @julief for Farmer's Market prize 5/21
☆Honey to @ellie1200 for Farmer's Market tag 5/21
If I had a motto, this would be it and it is what you can expect from me and all my swaps. I really like to do two good things with my swaps and often shop at local non-profit organizations gift shops to find swap items. I also love supporting small independent crafters, both local and around the world. Once summer comes and the Farmer's Market re-opens I will spend the majority of my time shopping there. I hope you enjoy what I send and be assured that it is a quality item and its purchase also supported a good cause.
I am here to meet interesting people and find out about other parts of the world (including the country I live in). I enjoy a swap that includes a note or something that tells me a little about who you are. A little love in your swap goes a long way with me. Show me that you didn't just toss some stuff in an envelope to meet the minimum requirements of the swap.
Show me that you care that I receive something nice from you, package your items carefully! I have had a ridiculous amount of swaps shipped to me damaged because the person sending has not packaged them well. I can't tell you how disappointing it is to receive a beautiful package that is smashed to bits. Please, please, please package swaps so they will not be damaged in shipping. Bubble envelopes will not protect the items inside from being smashed flat. I would prefer that you spend less on the items inside the swap so you can afford to add a box or appropriate packing material to see that the swap makes it in one piece. I don't mind if you use recycled boxes. I would prefer it be packaged well over looking pretty on the outside.
If a swap arrives damaged and was not packaged properly I will rate a three if the salvageable items do not meet the swap requirements. If you package your swaps well, in boxes with bubble wrap, etc... I will not hold you responsible or ask for a re-send if it becomes damaged by the Post Office.
Finally, please don't lie to me! I am a very understanding person. The one thing I do not tolerate is people who outright lie. Did you forget to send my swap, tag, etc...? I don't need a big long excuse about how your dog ate your swap. OMG, I forgot, I am so sorry, I will send right away goes much farther with me than a bunch of stories about lost, stolen packages.
Please, no overly scented products. I seem to do well with natural scents and essential oils, but highly chemical and artificial scents send my nose into a fit of sneezing and on some occasions give me migraines.
I also get migraines from artificial sweeteners. I have accidentally consumed splenda and seem to do ok with it, but for the most part I probably would not purposely consume anything with splenda in it, so I prefer you not send. Thanks.
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