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vadasmum

vadasmum
Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: October 31, 2011

Country: Canada
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About Me

I am a 25 year old mum of an 11-month old baby girl from a small tourism-oriented town in Canada. I manage a small gift shop full of interesting things. During the summer, we carry tons of tourist items as well as some other everyday gift items. Our store also has a kitchen in the back where we make fresh fudge! I take my daughter (Vada) to work everyday (5 days a week) and feel very lucky to be able to do so. I collect cards (greeting cards) and save them for the right person/occasion.

I am really enjoying swapping on here, and I am definitely up for private swaps, just pm me. I especially love swapping for new/unusual food items (stuff I can't get here).

I WOULD MUCH RATHER RECEIVE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

Wishlist

would be happy to receive:

•baking stuff: cookie cutters, baking cups, all kinds of fun sprinkles/baking decorations

•magnets (souvenir or otherwise)

•felt food (for pretend play for vada)

•unique chocolate/candies (love dark chocolate and quirky food items, also love the spicy/sweet combo)

•locally made/roasted coffees (beans or ground)

•locally made teas (from wherever you are) *uniqueness is key here...I don't really need any more plain green tea!

•locally made jams, jellies or whatever food items are uniquely from your town/locality

• food stuffs: i like most flavours out there including but not limited to black licorice, ginger, chipoltle, lemon, lime, peppermint, cinnamon, maple, rum, coconut

•new (unused) greeting cards (I collect them for later use) -- not so much your typical drugstore cards but other lines of unique cards... birthday/blank cards especially..unusual is great in my books...humour is good too! Rude humour has potential to be great (NOT gigantic cards please)

•recipes (especially from "Cooks" magazines!)

•cookbooks

•baby/child items for my little girl

•Christmas ornaments (especially unusual ones -- I love my 'santa riding a gator' ornament that my mom brought back from florida)

•candles (Scents: lavender, pine/fresh cut grass/rain/clean laundry, & fruity/bakery -NOT vanilla/patchouli)

•all natural lip balms & hand creams (again, NO vanilla please)

•stationary/scrapbooking stuff

•(local) beer (I like most beers, but prefer a darker brew, not quite as heavy as Guinness...generally not a fan of wheat beers or citrus infused ones)

•(local) wine (red mostly, but white is good too)

•souvenir mugs/beer glasses

•stuffed animals (not real ones, just the toys plz)

• socks (my shoe size is women's US7)--NOT the "toe socks" please

•souvenir keychains

•souvenir/funky reusable tote bags

•souvenir t-shirts for my hubby (small men's) or for my daughter (12m & up plz) -- not for me though!

•children's books also colouring books, crayons/markers/pencil crayons

•bath toys for Vada

•kids hair barrettes/bows (my daughter has plenty of hair)

•mittens! Winters are long here!

•souvenir bibs/socks

•cutesy erasers (especially food-shaped ones)--can't find them around here, but always thought they were neat

•Dark chocolate with sea salt --LOVE IT!

•Sea Salt (the coarse kind)...infused/smoked or natural

•dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or organic eats/treats (no allergies or strict diets, but would eventually like to steer my diet along that track...also interested in picking up new food items/lines for the store)

•anything Kenyan for my hubby (he misses home)

•antique tins (my mum collects them and I would love to add to her collection)

•sewing patterns (I'm a beginner)

Hobbies/Interests/Things I lov

This is a list of things I like to do, as well as things i like on a more general level that might give you some pointers on things I might like that aren't on my wishlist:

•baking

•travelling

•cooking

•camping!

•animals --pretty much all of them (though, I'm more of a dog person than a cat person if that is any help) I Love puppies and currently have a unexplained love for hippos!

•psychology

•health

•food

•culture

•languages

•babies

•shopping

•tourism

•Christmas!

•bright, saturated colours (as opposed to pastels)

•sweets

•Chocolate! I love the darkest kinds, my hubby loves white chocolate, so either or and anything in btw is great!

•snow: you have to love it to live where i do!

•sandy beaches

•fresh flowers/houseplants

•Gardening (I look forward to one day owning my own home so that I can have a giant flower and vegetable garden like my mum's!)

•Art: We sell a lot of local art in the shop I manage, so I've developed a love for art...though I can't explain my taste in art and I am personally not artistic at all

•Family...I'm a very family-oriented person...not so much with my in-laws lol

• Margaritas (my mixed drink of choice)...also Caesars and Mojitos and fun Martinis

•sushi

Germany!! & Europe

I spent a year in Germany studying and loved it! Miss the goodies there...and the price of Brie! And the pretzels...anything from western Europe would bring back fond memories of my travels there...visited Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, England as well!

Deutschland! Germany! I love love love Sheepworld stuff! Please contact me for a private swap if you're willing to send some sheepworld stuff in exchange for something you might like from Canada! Yes, I'm talking about the cute little sheep who says "Ohne Dich ist alles doof!"

I would also be very grateful to receive any german candies/chocolate/cookies etc...love Pfeffernusse!

I don't like/Please don't send

•chamomile or vanilla flavoured teas; basic green tea (I've got tons)

•anything from the dollar store...lets not send each other junk!

•things that just sit on a shelf and collect dust

•No second-hand/hand-me-down items please

•Nothing Vanilla-scented please

•Nothing religious please

•Anything that smells like cigarette smoke

•Anime (not interested)

•Pacifiers/Baby Bottles (we don't use them)

•Incense (they give me a headache

•anything to do with horoscopes/astrology

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very crafty...but I would like to get into scrapbooking...just to put a scrapbook together for my daughter...I have the book and wack of pages to decorate...but not many stickers and the like.

I also recently acquired my first sewing machine which I am eager, but also slightly wary to use...I got it because I want to learn to make homemade baby clothes...but don't have much time to get on it yet...

enter title...

Ratings

flofirenzie rated for Traveling Journal #1-Edited on May 26, 2012
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Comment: Your journal is great. I love how you included so much information. I am looking forward to adding to it about Arizona! I hope it, and eveeryone's, will eventually return to their respective homes!
Response: Haha, thanks, I was worried because I lack a creative streak, but I am happy to hear that :o) Look forward to reading about Arizona if i get it back...I spent Christmas day in Tombstone, Arizona 2 years ago. That's about it!
ivytoad rated for International Secret Santa on Dec 14, 2011
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Comment: Received my parcel today. Looking forward to Christmas day to open it! :)
katjh rated for Christmas Goodies Advent Calendar on Dec 6, 2011
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Comment: I'm sorry but I had to rate you this, as I had tried contacting you via PMs and even left a note on your profile page (as a last resort but see that you never came back online to SB since oct. And it had pass 1 month after the sign up date and you were the host for this swap too! I'll re-rate if I ever receive any thing.
anooshka rated for Tea Colors: Green! ♥ on Nov 30, 2011
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Comment: Thank you :)
janetblythe rated for Profile based goodie on Nov 25, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so much for the colouring book & water colour.Grace loves it.It took almost 2 months + to reach us.
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Comment: It took a very long time but it was worth the wait! Thank you!! :)
rumplyconch rated for Surprise Candy Chocolate Swap on Nov 9, 2011
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Comment: Wow, love the selection you've sent!! The peanut butter snickers look fabboo, never heard of them before but will have to share with my partner when he gets in for lunch, if I can resist that long! My son will go mad for the Halloween candy kebab and mentos! While I'm dying to try the candy corn. Already scoffed a maple cookie! Oh, don't mean to be rude, but what is the cake thingy??!!! It looks amazing but no idea what it is!!!!!!!! Thanks for a truly fantastic parcel of goodies!! xXx
rumplyconch rated for Hot Cocoa Swap on Nov 9, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the most exciting flavours of hot chocky I've ever seen! Can't believe peanut butter flavoured exists!!!! And I love maple syrup/cookies so can't wait to try the maple one!! Great choice~ Thanks a mill xXx
luckypenny rated for Spooky Halloween Candy package on Nov 7, 2011
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Comment: thank you!
Tanika rated for Tea, Edible Treat & Friendly Note on Nov 5, 2011
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Comment: Many thx for your tea selection and maple candies. Nice that you selected organic stuff for me. I love to buy organic food myself.
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Comment: It took almost 5 weeks but it was worth waiting. Many thx for your swap! We have never been to Canada but it's on top of our wishlist. May be when we are pensioned we will finally visit Canada ;-) My husband loves the Canadian flag with so he took the magnet and keyring :-)) I love the Canadian maple candies etc.
dabellaraquella rated for Lovely Loose Teas! on Oct 27, 2011
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Comment: Hi Emily! Your package was a god send today...its not that cheerful out and I will be putting the water onto boil shortly! ^^ Thanks so much!!!!
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Comment: thanks for the teas, looking forward to trying them
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Comment: Thanks for the great package! I love trying new things and everything you sent was new to me. :-)
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad :o)
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Comment: What fun! I've never been to Canada but we did travel to a few of the same places. The magnets and postcards are front and center on my fridge--Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it :o)
SecretSquirrel1904 rated for Halloween scavengerhunt on Oct 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love it all, the candles are wonderful and I am so excited to eat my treats :) The cats dont seem to be to fond of the bat and the spider is perfect for my halloween tree! Love love love :)
Response: Glad you love it all! I had fun putting it together :o)
rachoo99 rated for Children's Book Swap on Oct 12, 2011
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Comment: Awesome!!!! Love it!
Response: :o)
pinkcamo1980 rated for Hot Cocoa Swap on Oct 11, 2011
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Comment: I've never tried these hot cocoas, I'm excited to try them.
Response: excellent, glad to hear it
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Comment: Finaly got the package and it was worth the waiting. Thank you!!!
Response: haha, oh good! You're very welcome...was it the original or the resend?
benzmom rated for Package for the kids! on Oct 3, 2011
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Comment: Ben LOVED the books you sent. They were exactly what he would have picked for himself and was so excited. You made his day and in turn that made mine!
Response: Aww! That makes me feel sooo good! I am soooo glad he liked them!! :o)

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Comments

katjh on Nov 21, 2011:

hi, may I know if you've send in for the advent swap ? I don't know what to do and who to contact as you were the host for this swap! :(

ButterflyDreams on Nov 14, 2011:

I'm sorry to have to drop you from the Fun Children's Swap group but you did not honour your role as host of the Children's Oct WTA after your child won the September round.

LavenderSprinkles on Nov 11, 2011:

have you mailed your cookbook yet?

LavenderSprinkles on Nov 9, 2011:

Hi! I noticed you have not sent your cookbook to your partner yet. Have you been in touch with her?

ButterflyDreams on Nov 5, 2011:

Please stop by and finalise the OCT WTA that your hosting so that the Nov WTA can be started in the FCS group, Thanks =)

ButterflyDreams on Oct 24, 2011:

Hi, you don't currently meet the swap requirements for the FCS group swaps. Please add a profile for your daughter either on your own profile or within the group prior to partners being assigned tomorrow =)

mcovey on Oct 9, 2011:

can you pm your addy for the WTA September wiinner please

redgreenchile on Oct 5, 2011:

Thank you for the YUMMY teas and cute stickers for the Tea Is Love WTA forum game! <3 :)

moosemama on Sep 23, 2011:

The Moose magnet and potholder you sent are so fun, thanks! I have been to Whitehorse several times and even had a few friends who used to live there. Thanks again, Talyn

janeengland on Sep 23, 2011:

thankyou for the chocolate, would love to do a private swap with you x

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