I do have a rather not have list lower down on the page but right off the top I will say please absolutely do NOT send erotica, swear words, vulgar things, violence, blood/gore, crucifix
If anyone gets Birchbox and would like to swap colors for the May lip gloss let me know. I have La Lip Jolie and would like it in either Full Frontal or Lollipop. I have not used the lip gloss at all.
For movie night swap: We don't have many movies. We usually just rent or watch on Netflix. The few we do have are the ones my husband bought for himself. Any Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Marvel comics movie would be awesome but don't spend a lot. They are not necessary. Any family, PG or PG-13 geared towards boy tweens or teens is fine. We already have Wreck-it Ralph and all Harry Potter. The kids saw Brave in the theatre and did not like it. Not picky about popcorn or candy. Chocolate is fine to send. It is getting warmer but it doesn't sit outside long enough to melt ;). Extra buttery popcorn is great as is kettle corn.
POSTCARDS: written and stamped.. NO envelope. I do not save blank postcards I mail them out. If you do feel the need to send them in an envelope do NOT write on them at all so I will be able to mail them in a different postcard swap. I don't mind blank cards as long as they are not written on. I don't really have a wishlist as far as postcards go. There are themes I particularly like but if I make a wishlist I am afraid that's all I'll get lol. I am just enjoying the PCs, the stamps and the little hellos.
RATINGS: Please communicate if you will be late.
Please, please message me if I have not rated you. I always rate. I am human though and if I get distracted in the middle of something I will forget what I was doing before the distraction.
I always send. I will message if there is a problem that will cause the swap to be a day or two late. If you don't receive something it got lost or eaten in the mail or I was stupid and put down the wrong address. I will resend the package.
If you happen to get a postage due from me... LET ME KNOW. I weigh and I use the USPS postal calculator. I sometimes make mistakes. I will reimburse or something.
Not sure what to say about extras or hearts. I don't necessarily give a heart for extras. I look at the actual swap item(s) because that is what I signed up for and also the thoughtfulness. I have received some extras I don't consider thoughtful. Frankly extras stress me out most of the time.
Stop sending things in handmade or heavily decorated envelopes! I don't want to open them! They're too beautiful. Just kidding.. keep sending them. I love them.
Do NOT Sends and Wishlist are halfway down the page if you want to skip all this.
I am a romantic (as in this definition: marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized). I am nostalgic. I love nature, history, art and music. I am an oddball.
Regarding religious items:
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So no coffee, alcohol, nudity, erotica, vulgar language, etc. Also NO crucifixes, crosses, saints, rosaries, ixoye, icons, etc. . For art: Gothic, Classical and Renaissance religious art and architecture is fine. Please do NOT send modern religious art. Think 1800s and earlier... art history. Other religions do not offend me at all. Historical art, sculpture, architecture, etc from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc, even pagan is fine. Don't worry about sending me Buddhas, Indian gods/goddesses, images from the Sistine Chapel, Shinto temples, solstice stuff, etc. I am not asking for those items, I'm just saying I won't be offended. I love art and there is a lot of art involving religion throughout history. I also enjoy learning about other religions. I read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse a couple years ago and loved it. It has piqued my interest in Eastern religions.
I like pretty, cute, girly and vintage things but I also like somewhat darker things. I think Emily the Strange is cute. I like the t-shirt that says "I wear black on the inside" because that is the way I feel quite a bit. I'm not at all put off by goth things. Steampunk fascinates me. If those are the things you have fine with me and I won't mind at all receiving cards or artworks with them on it as long as they are NOT violent, bloody, obscene, XXX, nudity of any kind or too grotesque.
For Makeup Swaps: (Please do not send makeup unless it is a specific swap)
I wear cool or neutral tones. Intense colors or bright red, etc. are too much for my lips. I have fair skin
Lip balm/gloss flavors: cherry, vanilla, coconut, bubble gum, cotton candy, root beer. Of course there are other flavors that are fine :) I DO NOT like apple, citrus, mint, grape or banana. As long as it is not one of those 5 flavors it will probably be good..
I rarely do thrift store swaps but if I do please do not send any clothing, accessory or jewelry items. Vintage kitchen dishes, vintage handkerchiefs/doilies, figurines, decor or any profile items are great.
FAVORITE CRAFTS: cross-stitch, crochet, craft sewing, beginners knitting, paper crafts, my art talent (much to my dismay) is limited :( but I still attempt it.
FAVORITE COLORS: Violets, blues, pinks/roses, blue-greens... cool tone and jewel-tone colors. As far as jewelry and other metallic items go, I prefer silver to gold.
FAVORITE STYLES/PATTERNS: paisley, red cherries, polka dots, vintage items (40s-70s), antiques, cottage, boho chic, blue/white patterns of most any kind, Scandinavian
ARTS-- John William Waterhouse, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Arthur G Rackham, pre-Raphaelites and newer stuff-- Nene Thomas, Selena Fenech, Gorjuss, Jessica Galbraith, Bryan Froud, Vinegar (that is her painting below), also Rion Vernon and Popeye Wong (G-rated stuff only please)
CUTE THINGS (generally cartoony): pink poodles, owls, cute woodland theme, forest friends, toadstools, Matryoshkas, robots, germs, aliens, monsters
FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Winnie-the-Pooh characters (especially classic Pooh... I love A.A. Milne), fairy tales, Chip and Dale, Little Twin Stars, The Muppet Show, Twiddlebugs, Ernie and Bert, Ziggy, Sleeping Beauty/Briar Rose, Star Wars (just films not cartoons), Wonder Woman, old Hanna-Barbera--Plastic Man, Inch High Private Eye, Josie, etc. After reading this I realized I could have just said 1970s kid shows lol.
I LOVE Celtic items, King Arthur, Glastonbury, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, mythology, fantasy, faeries, unicorns, gnomes, medieval, knights, ladies, castles. The collectible figures and coffee table books in my house are on these subjects.
I love the Edwardian era. The fashions, the social graces, etc. I also love many of the novels of that time era.
STICKERS - I am a sticker whore-der. This is something that I have not let go from my childhood. I like almost all kinds. I prefer sheets but loose stickers are fine too. I keep unused sheets. If there is only one sheet in a pack I have to buy more than one pack so I'll have one to use/swap and another to keep in my collection. The only ones I don't save are scrapbook stickers. I just use those. :) I tend to buy 80s and 90s stickers off eBay. If I'm lucky I find a seller that sells the complete pack instead of breaking it open and selling individual sheets.
Favorites are kawaii food with faces and animals (not photos) brands other than Sanrio, Q-Lia Fairy Tales, Kamio Fairy Tale World and Mindwave Alice, sakura, Kokeshi, Afrocat and other Korean brands, puffy Sticko, Paperchase, Dazzles (also European in similar style this is just a US brand name), Momenta, ones from other countries, vintage (1940s-1980s), and others related to profile likes
Other kinds of stickers are welcome. Hallmark and American Greeting are great. Too many different ones to list. I wouldn't mind European characters such as Tatty Teddy, Moomin, Forever Friends, etc because I do not find them here in the US
The stickers I do NOT like are sheets of stars, sheets of smiley faces, kids TV/movie characters, foam stickers, Disney (except Pooh and friends, Chip n Dale), sheets from kids 100+ stickers pads, teacher reward stickers, photo/scrapbook phrase/words stickers (for example: "vacation" "road trip" "school days" etc and caption bubbles. I just have no use for them).
Halloween -- I am not into the gory/violent/scary stuff, haunted houses and I don't do costumes. I like making themed meals, gifts and treats for friends and family and that is about the extent of my celebrating. I do like crafting and joining crafting swaps for the holiday though. I like the gothic style, Edgar Allan Poe, old country, Samhain and other such themes for this holiday as far as art projects go.
Christmas -- I decorate in white, blue, silver, snowflakes, snowmen, frosted forest and forest animals. Wintry, peaceful, elegant more than cute. But I still have other colors because I have all my ornament gifts from others and I love the handmade decorations of all kinds. So do not mind anything Christmas-y whatever the color or theme.
Other holidays are fun too. I think Easter is my favorite. It just seems there are more Halloween and Christmas swaps than any other holiday swaps :)
The living areas in my home are pale blue walls and white furniture. It's kind of a cross of Martha Stewart, cottage style and Ikea.
I hate sounding so picky. Sorry. Even if I do get something on this list I'm usually "whatever" about it and toss it or pass it on. The big exception being stickers. That's my one thing that I am picky about. I think everyone has something like that. There are a lot of sticker swaps and I don't join the majority of them because they are anything goes. I didn't think I was picky but I've gotten so many preschool stickers. The stickers are not for my children. They have not interest in them at all. I'm just surprised at how many people have foam or preschool kid stickers. Everyone has different tastes I guess.
teacher/reward stickers, smiley faces, foam stickers (they are NOT puffy stickers), stars, giant-eyed animal stickers, kids TV cartoon characters, or the sheets from the kid sticker pads... the ones with multiple sheets that have tiny circle stickers.
Coffee/mocha flavors (I like the smell though. Is kind of funny I think. It just brings back childhood memories of the plane ride to the US from Turkey)
Bath items (such as bubbles, fizzers, etc)... I do not take baths I take showers. But if it is not a main part of a swap I don't mind as my daughter likes them.
Jewelry, sequins, confetti, neon colors, tie dye
Christian religious items such as crosses, crucifix, angels, images of bibles, ixoye/fish, praying hands, literature or pamphlets... basically NO iconic images. NO proselyting materials.
Swear words, gore/violence, bloody, nudity or erotic/XXX
Disney Princesses, Disney Babies, Disney Fairies, Disney Cars, Clone Wars, Tinkerbell, Nickelodeon stuff, NickJr, Cartoon Network stuff
Paperchase stationery products
The Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
vintage Jack & Jill Magazine
UK, Australia, NZ craft magazines (except for these I subscribe to: CrossStitcher, Handmade Living, Cross Stitch Collection, World of CrossStitch...unless they are before 2010 )
I guess I would like any international (in English) craft or women's (not fashion or gossip) magazines
Jonathan Adler stationery products (to be found at B&N)
Cherry Ripe from Australia
a dedicated crafting area
something related to my profile likes :)
Sullivan's Over-dyed Threads
decorated cello bags
felt, linen, evenweave (especially in something besides white)
Japanese and Korean deco tape, memo sheets, stickers, pens, (NOT Hello Kitty) especially LOVE Little Twin Stars, brands Crux, Q-Lia, Kamio and Mindwave Korean brands such as Afrocat, etc. I really like the deco and diary stickers.
decorative file folders - these are great to use as envelopes for mailing
pretty hair pins - single color or embellished just not the plain old bobby pins
things to decorate envelopes and postcards with
They do not like Star Wars (not sure what is wrong with them) or Clone Wars. The three younger ones like the Nickelodeon and Disney shows. They are NOT interested in stickers at all (I don't understand). None of them do anything artsy-crafty :(
My two oldest boys are 24 and 20. But I'll put a bit in about them anyway. One likes Star Trek, Japan, manga, anime, My Little Pony, Precious Moments, cats and kittens. The other one is a Warcraft addict, likes penguins, ninjas and duct tape.
My daughter Gemma is 16. She likes teal, aqua, gold (the metallic kind not the yellow kind). I'm sure she likes other colors too but those are her favorite. She prefers colors with warm undertones. She reads manga and watches tons of anime. She also watches the Korean shows on Hulu. She is a voracious reader, especially fantasy/fairy tale type books and Nora Roberts. She doesn't do hair or makeup. She does like to do her nails though. She has beautiful long nails. She prefers baths to showers so bubble baths, fizzers, handmade soaps and scrubbers set in handmade soap, etc. she likes. She likes Japanese, Korean and Filipino things and food. She LOVES to bake. She has a sweet tooth but dislikes cherries and bananas. She loves butterflies, dragonflies, mermaids and dolphins. She likes to wear jewelry but cannot wear earrings because one of her earlobes is damaged :( I'm not exactly sure what music she likes. Most current pop music I guess. She does like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
Marcus is 11 (almost 12) - He likes Thor, Avengers, Spiderman, Minecraft, Phineas and Ferb, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, beyblades, music (Owl City, Fun, Queen), the color red, Vans, skateboard fashion, Pokemon, basketball, soccer, Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, Hunger Games trilogy, Rick Riordan books, doing computer art. He asked for a smash journal for Christmas (which surprised me) and I was happy to oblige. He hasn't done too much with it yet... but it's there.
Aidan is 8 (almost 9) - He LOVES ducks especially rubber ducks, especially if they squeak. He likes listening to music, the color blue, Harry Potter, Phineas and Ferb, Minecraft, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, beyblades, Lego, Big Nate, perler beads, Pokemon, reading, pencil puzzles (like sudoku, crosswords, dot-to-dot, word finds, etc)
Lost Horizon, John Steinbeck, craft books, Arthurian legend, Celtic mythology and historical fiction (especially Morgan Llewellyn), Ray Bradbury, historical fiction, Exodus, history
I also like lots of children's and young adult books. A.A. Milne, Roald Dahl, E.B. White, Judy Blume. I read them when I was little and I do not mind at all taking a trip down memory lane.
Currently: Parks and Recreation, Raising Hope, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Who Do You Think You Are, The Event, Jericho, Little Mosque, Touch, Alphas, Warehouse 13, The Booth at the End, Hoarders, Suburgatory, Spy, The Only Way is Essex, Don't Trust the B in Apt 23, So You Think You can Dance, Black Books, Community, The Mindy Project, Parking Wars, The IT Crowd, Drop Dead Diva
Very eclectic: Blondie, Joss Stone, Adele, Queen, The Doors, Frankie Valli and Four Seasons, Paul Revere and the Raiders, John Mellencamp, Billy Idol, lots of freestyle from the 80s/early90s... Expose... Sweet Sensation...Cover Girls, old school rap/hip hop, Burt Bacharach, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, dance music, Aqua, Heart, C+C Music Factory, Snap!, 60s and 70s stuff, disco, New Order, Depeche Mode, Blue October, Paul Oakenfold, fun, David Guetta, Sia
Too many to mention I think. I love classic movies and musicals but I'm not listing them all here.
Arsenic and Old Lace, Charade, Sabrina, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, James Bond (60s-70s), Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Savannah Smiles, Ever After, Princess Bride, The Glass Slipper, Gigi, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), Poltergeist, M. Night Shyamalan, Hayley Mills movies, How to Train Your Dragon, Up, 1970s and earlier Disney, Grease, brat pack movies, The Green Mile, Thelma and Louise, Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Oz. I like psychological thrillers, don't have a favorite but I do love watching them. Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington generally do not disappoint.
Like most people I have not been rated on a few swaps. I am not listing the non-raters who flaked and/or disappeared at the same time of a swap. It really upsets me that I sent to flakers!! :( Also not listing ones who haven't been on in a couple years. I'm lazy... as you can tell because I only got one year done :|
2008 - 28 (more or less) non-rates
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