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recycleit

recycleit
Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: March 6, 2021
Birthday: April 10
Country: United States

About Me

I live in a small house in a fairly small touristy Lake Michigan town with my amazing hubby and our sweet rescued shy dachshund mix Oliver (LOVE dogs!) and our new addition, a very sweet and VERY skittish rescued wheaton wirehaired dachshund, Rusty. (PLEASE share if you had a skittish dog and they overcame it--what did you do?!) I work full time at the 100 year-old community hospital. Mom to a son who is an adult now; empty nest works for me! (And during COVID---I'm EXTRA thankful my parenting to a child is over!)

I'm a🐶🐶 dog-lover, animal lover, recycler, energy-conscious, cruelty-free & natural product (no chemicals, no testing on animals) consumer, almost-vegetarian who loves to thrift shop and find a good bargain but despises clutter and has no collections. (Except pens, those don't count as a collection because I USE them, right? :) I tend to enjoy animals more than people. :) I am an introvert (ISFJ) and HSP.

I love:

👍God (my #1!)

👍clean/fresh outdoor air

👍sounds of birds singing, nature, trees, flowers

👍learning or thinking of something in a new way

👍reading

👍quiet time

******* PLEASE NOTE*********😖

😣NO FRIENDSHIP BOOKS

😫****PLEASE DO NOT SEND TEA (at least without an extra stamp; postage due or lost in the USPS system has been ongoing)

🤢NO SMOKE SMELL; It causes a reaction🚭 😣NO FALLING GLITTER or GLITTER TRANSFERS)

Hobbies/Interests

Hobbies: Pen FRIENDS, paper crafts, walking and enjoying nature, time with my hubby, reading good books (Suspense/psychological thriller is #1), kayaking/swimming in clean pure natural water, home remedies/essential oils, avoiding toxic products of all kinds, supporting companies that are CRUELTY FREE, nature, animals, fresh air, bargain hunting @ thrift stores, garage sales, etc. bird watching/feeding/observing, lists, envelope art, etc.

I love anything that looks like "sparkle" (but doesn't come off on the hands!); sun rays or starburst or firework for crafting; stencils, masks, stamps, papers, etc. (But as much as I LOVE creating the "fireworks" on paper, I do NOT like real fireworks going off---causing animals to fret and sometimes to the point of harming themselves, causing nature to be disturbed, causing pollution in the air, etc)

Related to Swap bot...

Things I like to see in the mailbox:💌 long letters from friends who communicate like a CONVERSATION. Replying to what was received, asking questions that would come up in context of a conversation, sharing thoughts/perspectives, etc. (I don't do LISTS of questions, not generic questions, or questions about "favorite" this or that. I love questions in conversation though!) I'm not looking for things, I'm looking for THOUGHTS.

I'm trying my hand at hand lettering (just a beginner so I love examples!) Snoopy/Peanuts is the only "character" or "cartoon" that I like.

I'm not in a swap other than for 💌letters....but if there is room for tuck ins--they're fun too. Letter content is #1 for me by FAR, but some people enjoy exchanging tuck-ins and I'm good with that.

Crafty interests:

🧡ephemera

🧡holographic and COLORFUL things

🧡cling stamps

🧡birds🐦

🧡dragonflies

🧡butterflies🦋

🧡dogs🐶

🧡inspirational quotes 🔉

🧡flowers 🌺

🧡hearts 🧡💛💚💙💜🤍

❤💥🔆❇🎇Starburst/sun/snowflake/sparkle/fireworks looking things

My style is not cutesy or perfect, it's messy and mixed media style. I leave my perfectionism at work, there is no place for it in my craft room. 😜

Favorite Crafts

Crafts: I❤ love to make something with paper crafts. 🌈 I keep it simple, it's just my style. Stamps, inks, stencils, texture, etc. I don't make things to keep. I only have room for the supplies I have no room for what I make with them. 😊

I make cards and donate them (DOROT, lovefortheelderly website, FB From the Heart, etc) instead of swapping items; I feel for the elderly in nursing homes or home alone and lonely.

I like to listen to podcasts while I craft....I like Crime Junkies, Marriage is...Funny...The Introvert's Guide To....I like the content and I like their voices....I'm sensitive to certain voices and even if I'm interested in a subject, if I can't stand the voice, I can't listen to the podcast. If you enjoy podcasts that have a deeper voice that isn't obnoxious and doesn't swear a lot, let me know.👍

TYPES of Pals/Swaps

I like to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some time with my pen-FRIENDS. A letter can be just a letter, or it can be a chat with a friend. I don't want the just a letter in my mailbox, I want to recognize that letter as from a friend and tune into what is going on in their little piece of the world!

Since joining, I have found that most penpal swaps just do not match with my style of pen paling. I have made a few AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL friends from here so I will press on, hopeful to find more, but please know that not every swap will result in an ongoing pen pal friendship🤷‍♀️. It's nothing personal, just a difference in pen pal style. I'm into QUALITY over QUANTITY. I have wonderful pals that just write twice a year...that's fine, providing it feels like it's from a FRIEND and not just a letter in the box.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for your nice letter! Your envelope is gorgeous. I really like the colors and the quote. I have a lot more to say so I will send my reply letter soon!
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Comment: Loved reading your profile & your letter & your creative stationary/envelope - wish were a creative recycler! Thank you for creating this swap, & for the lighthouse pc & playing card, pointing out where you live on the cards' map. Can't wait to hear from you again!
jaimierandolph rated for 2019 Handwritting Quotes #1 on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute envelope, letter & nail strips! I’ll write back soon! 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and great envelope! I love how you added the owls on the separate background. I will pen you a reply and have it to you next week.
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Comment: Loved the enclosed fox image and the recycled envelope - I look forward to writing back!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice letter and for putting together a fun swap!
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Comment: LOVED reading your letter! Be writing you back!
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Comment: Thank you for the letter, washi and postcard. I will definitely use both. I send a lot of postcards (on and off swap bot). I have only had one swap that really reeked. I think the ways you mentioned are the ways I have tried to rid things of smell (especially thrifted things). The only other way I have heard of (that doesn't involve it being washed) is to put it in a container with baking soda. I haven't tried it though.
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Comment: Your letter arrived. I will reply soon. The handmade Snoopy envelope is fun!
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Comment: Hi, Your envelope is the happiest I've ever seen !! with washi tape on it and stickers inside, the two things you rarely use, thank you. I love all the extras, especially the PC of Grand Haven, aerial view with the important spots labeled, ships fascinate me. I've been going through a long dry spell with my mailbox being empty day after day, now, I have two beautiful, fun, long letters from you ! ! ! Keep up the good swaps.
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Comment: Loved the letter thank you !!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and ATC coin - beautiful. I will write back shortly!
swolverton rated for Let's Talk Dogs! (email swap)🐕 on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Loved your pictures!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing email! Loved the picture! :)
Petaltea rated for Let's Talk Dogs! (email swap)🐕 on Aug 15, 2020
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Comment: You are NOT that far from me!!! I have been to your little quaint city and LOVED it there! Stayed about 15 miles away!!!! You will FOR SURE be getting a letter back!!!!!!
Response: I'm so glad to hear you're writing back!! And, sooo cool that you've been here!
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter--looks like we have a lot in common! The painted envie is so pretty!Love the atc with the bird! Yes, I would love to write back to you.
Response: YAY! I'll look forward to it!
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and little envelope of goodies. I will write soon!

Rating Overview

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Comments

gingerbee on Sep 15, 2020:

Thank you for the letter! I will write back to you shortly! :)

jenmcjen on Jul 22, 2019:

OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello here is the link to the next letter swap

clickhere

I hope it works

ttbishop on Feb 10, 2018:

Got your letter! THANKS!! SO HAPPY! Will write you back immediately. :-)

kweandee on Jul 5, 2017:

In case your interested ;)

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246220 http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246317

GuchamusGirl on May 19, 2017:

Good morning!

NH: 1oz stuffed envie swap sent. Tracking #9114 9014 9645 0535 7483 31

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