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CherryBlossomLady

CherryBlossomLady
Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! I work in cyber/IT communications ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป. I have two awesome kids and am married. I picked the name CherryBlossomLady because I live on the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. ๐ŸŒธWashington D.C. is the national Capitol of the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and brimming with wonderful museums, galleries and theater opportunities. I love going out to see ANYTHING creative on the stage. Live music๐ŸŽถ, plays and opera, and dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป fill me with joy!

I love to craft, read ๐Ÿ“–, play the ๐ŸŽน piano, ๐ŸŽค sing... I am really drawn to random, bohemian eclectic-ness that just sort of "works" once it is all blended together with embellishments and sentiments. I am a total museum and art ๐Ÿ–ผ gallery junkie. I love to travel ๐Ÿงณ and take family vacations.

Pen paling and scrapbooking are two of my favorite artsy hobbies. I love chocolate, and caramels and Carmel corn... I have a baaaad sweet tooth!!!

I love chatty, artsy letters, where the sender includes a few things to share with the receiver that were used in the letter. The kind of letters you have to sit down with a cup of tea โ˜•๏ธ at the table to really enjoy, and are worth reading several times to make sure you haven't missed anything... ahhhh. Bliss. ๐Ÿฅฐ

I really love tea- interesting flavors, oolong, asam, fruity herbals, black, red, green, white, you name it. Fortnum & Mason, Kusmi, Davidโ€™s Tea and Tea Forte are some of my faves. I have all kinds though. But I really don't appreciate receiving wrinkled, old, regifted tea bags. We Must Respect the Tea! Please only share teas with me that are new, well packaged, and that you love too.

I really, really love Jesus. I have totally given my heart to Christ, and I want my life and interaction with others to be an extension of Our Father's inexhaustible Love and Mercy for all of us. I am trying to be a true, faithful, orthodox Catholic, and I love to share the Holy Rosary and the Veil with friends. I am not perfect, and I make (a lot of) mistakes, but I am trying to meet the challenges of everyday life with honor and integrity, and be what He has called me to be.

Favorite Music

I love all music ๐ŸŽถ but if it has lyrics that are explicit, then it is a no for me... jazz, orchestras, symphony, opera, a little pop, some classic rock, folk, christian pop, bluegrass, anything with great harmonies... :) I like For King and Country, Hozier, Sara Barielles, IL Volo, Andrea Bocelli, LP, Borns, Third Story โ€” just to give you a feeling for my musical tastes. I Love receiving playlists in happy mail if you are also into these genres. I WILL listen and I Will reply back if the tunes are awesome. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

Favorite Movies

Any movie ๐ŸŽฅ that inspires, makes me believe in love, kindness, beauty, good humansโ€” that is my kind of movie ๐Ÿฟ. I also like action, comedies, drama, and mystery, but nothing too scary, no blood and gore, and no demons please. Aaaaas yoooooouuuu wiiiiiisshhhh!!! I love getting movie and binge worthy tv show recommendations in letters and happy mail, just include a short blip on WHYYYYYY. Thank you!

๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ+ ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ = true ๐Ÿ’•love

Likes and Dislikes

Hand made crafts take A LOT OF TIME to make, so I always appreciate the effort. Anything I can't use, I will give away. That said, I appreciate people looking at my profile when selecting goodies.

I prefer private group swaps and one on one swaps, so message me if you are interested. Blank envelopes are a bit depressing after having so many years of loyal pen pals and fun mail art swappers-- so at LEAST throw some washi or stickers on there please!

๐Ÿ›‘ Dislikes: Anything that smells of cigarette smoke, has pet hair on it, is kind of dirty, anything Satanic, Voo-doo, witchy, gratuitous gore, hyper sexualized anything, purposefully anti-Christian or anti-Life, etc. PLEASE NO REGIFTED TEA BAGS. Only fresh new tea bags. I won't be able to use these things, so please donโ€™t include them in your swap with me. Thank you!!! โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒˆ

Wishlist

Hand made embellishments and flat multi-matted sentiments and die cuts are something I adore receiving. Nice, unique, stickers for crafting are loved, but reward stickers, not so much. Fancy dollar tree stickers are good so long as they don't necessarily LOOK like dollar tree stickers (if you know what I mean).

Any color of metallic Washi tape especial gold or sparkly

BuJo-ing stuff

Any wax seals and any color of sealing wax chips

Kusmi Tea and Fortnum & Mason Tea

I'm a sucker for...

BUJO or bullet journaling - LOVE IT!!

Tea time & Victorian flowers๐Ÿ’

The lives of the Saints ๐Ÿ˜‡

Beautiful images of the Virgin Mary (Jesus loved His mom and so do I. ๐ŸŒน)

Sacred โค๏ธ Heart of Jesus

Rosaries- handmade or vintage/unique

Typewriters & Poetry ๐Ÿ–‹

Birds & Butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ (Vintage or Victorian) Bumble bees or Queen Bee ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ€

Watercolor images

Lace & small doilies (white or any color! Yes please!)

Metallic or floral patterned washi

Tea. Tea. Tea. โ˜•๏ธ Anything tea and tea time/high tea related. Cadbury chocolates. Biscuits/cookies.

Anything mail related ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ซ๐Ÿ“ especially unique stationary sets and notecard sets Or snail mail themed/tea themed stamps/stickers. I do tend to write long letters so if you send/share stationary, I would be over the moon with appreciation if you sent 3-4 sheets of stationary with an Envie. No worries if you canโ€™t!! Just sayinโ€™!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

About my hosted swaps

John 13:34-35
34. "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. 35. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

MY WISH is that we could all go out of our way to make each other feel loved, included, and appreciated, regardless of what we GET from one another.

Ratings

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Comment: Thankyou for the lovely card and goodies this mothers day is hard with dealing with my daughter s health
Response: Hang in there sister. We will get through it together!
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE my Motherโ€™s Day Card! THANK YOU and I will be adding the wonderful cross charms to my traveler notebooks that I just ordered as a gift to myself from planner perfect! (LOL) Blessings and Happy Motherโ€™s Day every day!
Response: Yay! Happy to hear it! Thank yoooooou!!
myancey rated for Random PC Swap on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Indira love love the card. Our tuesdays mornings have all become quite useless and most round us have closed ๐Ÿ˜žlove love the pc u chose!!!! Thanks friend
Response: Hey lady!! Hope you are well. Iโ€™m hanging in there!
Petaltea rated for April Mixer Letter Swap on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Such a lovely swap thank you so much! Iโ€™m drinking the tea now (evening) and saving the crush for the weekend. I must have drunk gallons crush and mountain dew. Haha, I was to young to care about all the sugar but this is low cal too I see. I will write back. I loved the bird cards and what a fantastic prayer card for our nation! Thanks for making this swap so special. Take care!
Response: You are so welcome! I am so glad to get you as a swap partner! Thank you for all your help in the group and for also being such a lovely person to swap with!
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Comment: Thanks Indira for a lovely note, too! So nice to meet youโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: You are so welcome!
EverydayAngels rated for Adopt me in April! on Apr 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the blessings and prayers and post card and HAPPY MAIL! You have SPOILED me rotten! It means so much tome. THANK YOU for being such a blessing to me and so many! Sending hugs your way
Response: I am so glad! I had hoped the Adopt Me series would be a good opportunity to really love on each other. I am glad you feel loved!!
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Comment: Oh my, what a gorgeous gifting Indira, I love it all. The seeds are most welcome to my sparse garden and shall go in soon. Thank you so much for the champion effort of forget-me-not in this flower series. Many hearts <3
Response: Love you Jane and miss you! Be well sweet friend!
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Comment: I got your beautiful card! Thank you for the verse, it is so full of hope and is exactly what I need to hear right now, as I'm going through a difficult transitional phase in my life. Stay safe and all the best with everything you're doing Indira :)
Response: I am going through a crazy transitional phase too- so i totally get it! feel free to write me about what's going on. We can exchange war stories!! We will survive! LOL!
jaimierandolph rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Easter Card, letter and all the little goodies you included. A blessed swap! thank you so much! Hugs + Prayers!!!!!!
Response: You are so welcome Jaime- thank you for the sweet response back. Be well sweet SB friend.
howdyholly rated for MARCH MIXER PC SWAP on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Gorgeous pix of the capitol. The flowers really set it off. Congrats on the job!
Response: Thank yoooooou!!!!
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Comment: Indira, thank you so much for that George Washington crossing the Delaware notecard, I really love it! And I love the washi tape, thank you! Yes, you definitely should get down to Florida, the weather is amazing! Take care โค๏ธ
Response: You are very welcome! I love those note cardsโ€” soooo unique! Glad it brightened up your week!
MysticRaven rated for Fun Friend Message #3 on Apr 9, 2021
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Response: Thank you
AnnaBanana82 rated for Fun Friend Message #3 on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: We also ate at a restaurant recently for the first time in a long time! It felt so strange!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Hope you have a great April! Remember to tip your waitress well! ๐Ÿฅณ
redyellownow rated for Fun Friend Message #3 on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Small world, eh? We've lived in Oregon 24 years - too long, it's time to go :-) I have been to DC, but not during the Cherry Blossom time (though my sister lives in Norfolk and has been there for the festival, it sounds lovely). I hear you on getting caught up in swapping without realizing how much time it actually takes. Good luck on your next adventure!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. So great to meet another Oregonian. I havenโ€™t been back to Oregon for any period of time since I joined the Army 22 years ago. Trying to get my parents to move out of there as well. I would love to stay in touch. Let me know if you want to penpal.
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Comment: I have not seen these shows. Ill have to look into them.
Response: Thank you for the heart and thank you for hosting swaps in our group. You are awesome! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅฐ
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Comment: thanks for signing up. hope you had fun. loved my verse and my goodies. thank you. ill be praying for you.
Response: Hello my dear friend. Iโ€™m glad you liked it. I really wanted to do a bunch of different ticket stickers, but I couldnโ€™t get the darn app to print different ones on one sheet. So I was stuck with 30 of the same kind. I hope you like them in regardless. I tried to make them cute! LOL!! I bujo so I totally appreciate your swaps.
shellbee8 rated for Green Theme Happy Mail on Apr 2, 2021
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Comment: This is such a cute letter set! Don't worry I have nothing but the highest view of you and your beautiful mail! Thank you for sharing! My vacation was great, thank you for asking!
Response: Thank you so much. I hope you liked it. I love your happy meal crafting too. Yours was so darling to open. And itโ€™s such a joy to open. Itโ€™s very happy happy happy! LOL.
Barbara rated for MARCH MADNESS Member Drive on Mar 28, 2021
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Comment: Sending some goodies your way too!
Response: Thank yoooooou for always being such an amazing friend on this site. Have a great Easter!
BicycleUkulele rated for A Prayer For Your Mirror on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Loved your prayer card, the tiny card & stickers you made, the tiny stickers, & the folder with it's gift enclosures & the wax seal, I'm going to be making those soon. Thank you for everything, I love hearing from you!
Response: Me too for you! LOL! We have such great members in our group! Thank you for helping to grow the membership. I love your swaps too. You are awesome!
BicycleUkulele rated for Lent 2021- Pray Fast Give on Mar 16, 2021
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Comment: Wow! I love your prayer aid! It's beautiful to look at, plus the penetenial petitions give much to meditate. It's interesting how we interpreted the traditional plan so differently, but similar. We ought to try more spiritual crafting like this. & I loved all the goodies! You certainly spent a lot of time putting it all together, I would give you 2 hearts!
Response: Thank yoooooou. Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it. I need ideas or volunteers for more spiritual crafts. I live them too. So fun and so helpful. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Rating Overview

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Comments

EverydayAngels on Apr 29, 2021:

THANK YOU for all the joy and blessings and prayers and kind words and happy mail you have sent to me! YOU ARE AMAZING! Big Hugs, Martha

Star7Lily on Apr 24, 2021:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Easter card, Indira, I received it the same day as the forget-me-not swap on Friday. Happy Easter xxxx

EverydayAngels on Apr 6, 2021:

Oh sweet lady, THANK YOU for adopting me;) I need all the prayers I can get right now and YOU bring such joy to so many. BLESSINGS Hugs, Martha

Barbara on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you Indira for the beautiful Easter card!

MCGalaxy on Feb 1, 2021:

Help me stay motivated

Star7Lily on Jan 11, 2021:

A Happy New Year to you dear Lavinia, from At Home with the Georgettes, Lady Caroline.

Lorellie on Jan 10, 2021:

dakotadee on Jan 8, 2021:

Thank you for the surprise package and the nice letter you wrote. Made my day .:)

Ashzaller on Jan 7, 2021:

i hit send before my motivational message!

Do something today that your future self will thank you for!!

Ashzaller on Jan 7, 2021:

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