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pineandbramble

pineandbramble
Date Joined: October 21, 2017
Last Online: November 21, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

mama to three dirt-loving, dreamy wild-things who i homeschool alongside my love in an old farmhouse filled with books and herbs hanging from the ceiling.

i've been snail-mailing for years now (letter writing, artist-trading-card & happy mail swaps) and my passion lines in lovely put together packages, vintage stamps, and composing letters by hand and using my vintage typewriter.

Favorite Crafts

letter-writing, happy mail, greeting & postcard exchanges, homemade zine exchanges, artist trading cards, pocket-letters /// non-mail crafts: needle-felting, herbal tinctures, salves and sprays using plants, flowers and herbs i grow & harvest myself, mixed-media and collaging, terrarium & fairy garden magics, and pottery

love-list

vintage ephemera (flowers, plants and ferns) + fairies + pagan/witchy things + spells and zines + embroidery + foxes & toadstools + lace & bits of ribbon + old stamps + nature + homesteading + waldorf & forest school

no thank you

im not particularly picky when it comes to swapping, but i ask that no edible/food items be sent, unless i specifically join a themed swap.

wishlist

i would love a fellow witchy pen pal (letters, pagan-themed swaps) or really anyone who shares a love for nature and simplicity. homeschooling folk that have an interest in forest or child-lead learning, lets exchange homemade learning supplies! busy-bags, lapbooking, nature journals. i have made all sorts of things for my children, and have swapped with fellow mamas in the past.

i love receiving natural things. dried herbs or flowers from your neck of the woods would rock my world. anything having to do with foxes would be equally lovely

A-B-C

abc of me

a: animals, for which i have quick the variety. dogs + cats + ducks + rabbits + chickens + a cat & lizard + beta fish, mostly rescued or purchased from those raising them for 4-h or local farms.

b: books. im a reader, especially science-fiction & fantasy..i also have quite the soft spot for diy & how-to books, as well as field-guides, which i collect.

c: cooking, eh. im not the best cook in the world, and although i dream of putting together a 5-course farm to table feast, the reality is..nope. my husband is our in-house chef.

d: dogs, ever since i was a little-one, i loved dogs. i had a pet-walking & sitting business at nine years old, and later as a "grown up" i did both, for some famous folks as well. now i am a rescue & foster mama for pups, pit bulls being a favorite.

e: ephemera. vintage especially

f: the forest. i love wandering about with my wild-things looking for rocks to turn over, and wildflowers to pick.

g: gusts of wind, on a sweltering summer day are one of my favorite feelings.

h: herbs. i love them! i grow most of my own herbs here on our little homestead, and i make my own teas, tinctures, essential oil blends, and the likes.

i: indigo. im experimenting with dyes lately, and this is a favorite.

j: jasmine. since i just made a sleepy-time jar for my niece, which had herbs to promote a restful night, and jasmine was one of them.

k: kings and queens, fairy tales, princesses and princes.

l: life, love and light. which i try to send to anyone who needs it.

m: motherhood. being a mama is perhaps, my calling and my passion. i have three littles who light my world, and im so glad i get to spend my days teaching, adventuring and lovin them.

n: nature. im a naturalist at heart.

o: open-mind. i believe in kindness, and second chances. i never judge someone for their hardships, or lifestyle, and i wish the world were more open minded in general.

p: paige, my daughter who's ten. she is kind, and brave (not afraid to stick up to a bully for one thing..) she loves to draw, sing, and read. one day she wants to be an animal-rescue kinda chick.

q: queens (to go along with my king)

r: rarely on time. i try!

s: soulmate, the man i married, my best friend and true love (if such a thing exists)

t: tinctures. i love making them and helping folks heal

u: underneath my stairs, there's a little secret spot the kids like to hide in.

v: valentines. handwritten of course

w: washi-tape! im a little smitten with all the nature/foresty/folk designs, and am a collector for sure.

x: xerox copy machines. i have a memory of standing my my dads office, scanning my hands over and over.

y: yodeling. my daughter often does this to annoy me, and it absolutely works.

z: zero. has in, i had zero ideas for the last few letters.

Ratings

Lablauri57 rated for Quick Letter! # 5 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: thank you
Hsing rated for Profile Hello #6 on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Dear Tracy, Thank you for the profile hello! You wrote so much and I appreciate it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป My favorite country to travel to is definitely Japan because it is just great๐Ÿค˜๐ŸผBut the most memorable 'adventure' I had is definitely my trip to Morocco. There was just too much story to tell. It is really great to hear that you try to take your kids to travel! I believe that must be very different experience from traveling alone. I recall when I was young, my mom also loves to drive me around northern Taiwan during the weekends. (And I used to hate it because I prefer playing video games with my classmates.) The coast experience you have in Maine sounds cozy. I would love to spend a day by the sea with my partner some day. The other experiences sounds really cook as well! The weather is turning cold, please stay warm! -- Jess
Response: hope you stay warm too! we have the most un-november weather here, right now the kids are running around in shorts while it's drizzling, playing!
tatntole rated for Pinterest - Halloween/Samhain on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Loved the board, thank you for sharing.
lilsiyh rated for Pinterest - Halloween/Samhain on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your board!
tigerlily2110 rated for Pinterest - Halloween/Samhain on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
Response: welcome, hope you found some spooky inspiration xx
Ydacha rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Hello mama! ))) We don't partake in costumes & treats. Halloween isn't traditional holiday for Russia. But some people do partake in costumes and go to cafe or party
Response: i had a feeling, but couldn't resist asking! costumes are a blast, but sometimes the stress of choosing one gets to me as a mama. last year i was a steam-punk girl, whatever that means. this year, im going to be a woodland elf/fae type creature. thanks for the feedback xx
PinkFluffyUnicorn rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Hello to you too!
SharMarie513 rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note on my Profile! I love hearing about people's lives, I can just imagine that porch of yours and everything going on with your sweet kids. I miss my kids being young. They're all teenagers now. We have 3 kitties but I also take care of neighborhood ferals. I laughed when I read that your kids call the kitty "meow meow", When I was young I had a cat that I named "meow meow" as well lol! I love what you do with the pumpkins and leaves with the wax! How neat! Hope you have a very Happy Fall!!!!
Katiebrb rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Tracy I mostly taught third grade.
Response: neat! that's the grade we are working through now -we follow a waldorf curriculum, so no formal stuff until 6/7 (sort of like sweden's style of learning) so far so good!

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njstauter on Oct 29, 2017:

HandOfFatima on Oct 25, 2017:

pizzacat

May your day be filled with many good things!

thestampedmemories on Oct 25, 2017:

Hello,

I read something very interesting today which i wanted to share with you.

'Every person reaches a point at which they owe it to themselves to hit refresh-to reenergize, renew, reframe and rethink their purpose. May each of us be strong always.

Cheers !

Profile Hello#6

LadySunshine on Oct 24, 2017:

Sunny greetings from Israel! Hope you are having a wonderful day and that the rest of your week will be great as well. Happy swapping! Profile Hello #6 cute

MelfromNC on Oct 24, 2017:

......Profile Hello #6: I hope you have a super day!!!

zephyr782070 on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Hello #6. Hello and Greetings from Arlington, VA! Iโ€™m Luna and Iโ€™m your partner. Iโ€™m fairly new at Swapbot and so far, itโ€™s a lot of fun. Hope all is well with you and have a fabulous day!

kaneli on Oct 23, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-bot! :)

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