Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: January 15, 2018
Birthday: April 12
Country: United States
Things I love: My hubby, our rescued dachshund mix Oliver (all dogs really!) - son who is an adult now (already!), our home, living near Lake Michigan, recycling all that I can and wishing everyone would catch the wave! (to recycle, or at least not litter!)
Things I like to see in the mailbox: preferrably LONG letters from friends who communicate like a conversation; asking questions (I don't do the kind of pen paling where you can't tell it's to you personally, it could be to anyone, it's that one-sided; the kind of pen paling I do is personal, not just a blast of information going in the mail) and sharing life in a two-way friendship, peace signs-any and all, retro flowers and retro stuff, daisies and flowers in general (not victorian though) brightly colored things, more color the better but bright colors, rainbow/multi colored things, favorite color is pink, fonts that look like nice handwriting, hand lettering (just a beginner so I love examples!)
I LOVE WASHI TAPE!! (Except food & Kawaii or anything that looks like the strange little cartoons)
Also love: bargains, Christian music (contemporary), 80's music, clean air, quiet time, coffee, sounds of birds singing, sparkle (but not glitter that falls off of things!),
God (last but most definitely NOT least!)
I love to find new ways to use things that are otherwise "done" with use. Example: NEVER throw away a calendar that has pictures on it!! You can cut those pictures into an envelope and VOILA!! (Okay, if you have really really personal stuff written on the other side....maybe....but there is always some washi tape or a sharpie to cover that!)
Did I mention that I LOVE WASHI TAPE?!
******* PLEASE NOTE********* I cannot tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke (or ANY other kind of smoke), it gives me migraines. Please do not send me anything from a house that has had a smoker. Please do not send things with glitter if it's coming off. (I use spray glue to make it stay or use glitter glue, that sticks pretty well)
Hobbies: Smashbooking! walking and enjoying nature, riding our can-am to new places, reading good books (who done it's, self-help, etc), kayaking/swimming in clean pure natural water, home remedies/essential oils, avoiding toxic products of all kinds, meeting dogs and cats, bargain hunting, board games that cause laughter among friends, bird watching/feeding/observing, list making, planner decor, doodling, envelope decor, clay pens, bookmarks with beads (occasionally I get the bead bug), (that was bead bug, not bed bug!)
I like quiet and I like clean and simple!
And, I LOVE WASHI TAPE
My style/taste/personality is absolutely NOT: kawaii or anything that looks anything like it, hard core or edgy styles, black, vintage, doll stuff, postcards, 3d or stickers that stick out from the paper, embellishments, or anything edible or food related; no cupcakes, ice cream, donuts, etc. I don't need to think of sweets more than I already do, thank you very much! :)
I do not enjoy: Talking on the phone (or talking a lot verbally!) small talk (I'm an introvert; Susan Cain describes it!), negativity , seafood spam (of ANY sort!), smoking , stenches of any kind really; highly sensitive to smells (to the point of vomiting and migraine) snakes & spiders, romance novels , gossip, haters
More relevant here that I'm not really into: not into post cards, whimsical, cartoons, vintage looking, rough looking, goth, victorian, etc.
So, I'm new here and as I read more, I see people making "wish lists" and such. Let me just say.....I'm more interested in the letter writing with some cute/nice paper/envelope than I am with the swap being a #1. I enjoy the swap, but it's not my #1; I'd prefer a good letter over a swap of any kind! But, I sure do have washi tape to share and I have stickers and paper and such because I do make a lot of cards and donate them to the elderly (DOROT, lovefortheelderly website and cards for hospitalized kids as well as letters to Moreloveletters.com posts) so I have stuff to swap but it will never be socks or nail polish or things of that nature.
I have found some new authors that I really like lately! Mary Kubica (The Good Girl) is the newest but James Patterson with David Ellis is another (The Murder House). Otherwise, I really like Liane Moriarty, Harlan Coben (not the series ones, but his others), Jodi Picoult (she's getting to be hit or miss now though), Richard North Patterson (been a while but I loved many!), Gillian Flynn, etc. etc. I love to be right on the edge of my seat!
I very rarely watch a movie and can't even think of one...I'll watch it and I'll forget it. I won't remember who was in it, what was said much less who said it, whether it won any awards, etc. Totally the opposite of a movie buff! (To the point that I was given 2 free passes as a gift and they expired in my wallet!)
Needless to say, not really interested in discussing movies!
I love Investigation Discovery but it's not something I want to discuss as it's usually very disturbing content and not something to talk about. However, I do love shows like Shark Tank and The Voice (Adam is the fave!), This is Us, Shades of Blue, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Justice, SVU, ummm....can't think of what else. We ditched cable and just have Hulu....but we'd never go back to cable! I'm up for recommendations for Hulu shows. Just watched The Handmaid and found it too strange for my/our taste. Shows I watch have to be pretty realistic.
Crafts: I love to sit in the QUIET and make something with paper crafts. I do a little beading on occasion, a little clay on occasion, but generally, my "go to" craft is paper crafts; uplifting. I make cards and donate them to love for the elderly or cards for hospitalized kids, #moreloveletters, etc. I don't like anything raised from the paper.....I like simple things.
WASHI TAPE IS MY FAVORITE!!!!