Swap friends! I dont know what's going on but I've recieved multiple envelopes with over $3 due on them which seems ridiculous. It used to be you could put additional ounce for extra weight AND non machinable but according to my postal worker, thats not how it works anymore. Whether or not she is correct, I dont know. I have found that every post office interprets mail rates differently, which is frustrating. SOOOOO, because of this happening, I just wanted to recommend using Pirateship.com to send parcels. A padded 4x6 envelope is cheaper than sending a bulky paper envelope, god knows why. But all you need is a measuring tape or ruler and a kitchen scale that does pounds and ounces and you can figure out your postage rate and print out a label on pirateship.com and you get a discount on your shipping which is always nice. If you recieve something from me with postage due please let me know immediately and I will venmo you the amount due.
That aside, I just wanted to say that estimating postage can be so frustrating right now, especially with the temporary increases and such, so I wont be rating down for anything due. Just pay it forward to some one else.
⭐️If you have me as your partner for one of the stocking stuffer swaps, check out my favorite thrifted finds for ideas of what you can send me. And even if the swap description says to send an unused item, feel free to send vintage or gently used thrift item my way. I love second hand.
State: Texas (brought here by Air Force- I am a PNW Washingtonian through and through.)
Occupation: SAHM but I run an etsy and ebay store as well.
I'm agnostic, I prefer that others do not reach out to try and convert me but I'm open to Christmas and Easter themed swaps, and other religious swaps where the focus is on educating or celebrating, not converting.
Bad language: YES
Prejudice, homophobic, racist, sexist language: NO
Letter writing was important to my grandmother and great grandmother. They wrote to everyone they could think of. They encouraged me to write through out my life and so I am continuing to do that to honor them and because I love to.
I'm a treasure hunter at heart. I love to find fossils and rocks and discarded treasures at the beach, in the woods, on roads and in thrift stores. I'm the kind of gal that has jars and test tubes filled with fun things. Indiana Jones was my favorite movie growing up, and it ingrained in me a sense of discovery. I even enjoy photographing and logging the wild life and insect finds I come across everywhere I live. I used to go into thrifts stores and collect the notes on scraps of paper found between book pages. Finding things in walls or metal detecting is my jam.
Unusual, weird, semi-dark, mystical, magical. Did you receive something you find too weird, or maybe even a little grotesque or disturbing and don't know what to do with it? Send it to me! Do you have a stockpile of nude postcards that you don’t know who to send to? Send to me!
Astrology, tarot, tea reading, coffee reading, palm reading, crystals healing
Greek mythology, original fairy tales, fokelore
Paganism, Wicca, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism ( I love to learn)
Gnomes,Trolls, witches, wizards, Mermaids, Bigfoot, Loch Ness
Cats (especially black cats), Horses, Platypus, Narwhals, Jellyfish, Ravens, Crows, Coy fish, Goats, Sheep, Sea slugs, Cephalopods, Whale sharks, Pufferfish, Anglerfish, Shoe Bill
Spiders- black widows, jewel box, peacock, jumping, Praying Mantis, Luna moth, Beetles and scarabs, Giant African Land Snail, banana slugs.
Unusual, colorful or deadly wasps, ants, spiders, beetles in general
Labyrinth, Pan's Labyrinth, Snow Piercer, Muriel's Wedding, Waitress, Harry Potter Films, Howls Moving Castle, Ponyo, Totoro, Spirited Away, Indiana Jones. Jim Henson and Tim Burton films
Fahrenheit 451, Flowers For Algernon, Lord of the Flies, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, Hunger Games, Alex Woods vs the Universe, Sabriel, Winter Dance
TV: BBC- Top Gear( this is the extent of my interest in cars. ) Sherlock, Doctor Who, Skins, Shameless,Red Dwarf, The Fall Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage, American version of Shameless, Penny Dreadful, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, The Leftovers
Podcasts: My Favorite Murder, Lore, Mortified, The Moth, This American Life, Vanished, S-Town, Why Mommy Drinks, Zealot, My Dad Wrote A Porno, Lizard People, Serial Killers, Generation Why, Disgraceland
No business postcards please, unless they are for art galleries.
teacher reward stickers
Anything closely resembling ANTI:
LGBQT, ISLAMIC, MEXICAN, BLM
Or generally racist, homophobic, sexist or prejudice against any race or religion. This includes Christian bashing.
Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me.
Stay sexy and don't get murdered.
Crafting history: bead looming, cross stitch, quilting, crocheting, scrap booking, card making, stamping, rock painting, basic sewing projects, shrinky dinks.
Current hobbies:crafts, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing (novice), rock hounding, beach combing, photographing insects and wild life, collecting old books, especially fairy tales, making ATC's and inchies, Postcrossing, More Love Letters, letter writing, junk journaling, painting, drawing, collages, thrifting. I love true crime. I love podcasts.
I love mini brands and I'm dying to get my hands on the new mini brand toys. They are so cute!
Thrift Shopping! Things i collect/am looking for/wish list: ( many you can see on my instagram @myretrosoul
Old gumball machines
Tiny strange or kitschy dolls from 60’s 80’s
Polly pockets (originals)
Strange and peculiar knickknacks i can fit in my printer boxes.
Vintage purses that are unusual like box purses or enamel purses.
Taxidermy, the weirder the better as long as it doesn’t smell bad.
Mexican folk art
Tarot cards (even incomplete sets)
Unusual playing cards (even incomplete sets)
Bags of broken jewelry (non-plastic cheap plastic beads)
Old children’s books
Little Miss No Name Doll
Dream gifts would be:
the contents of a junk drawer that hasn’t been sorted or emptied in 60 years.
A jar of old game pieces made of any material, charms, keys, pocket knives, tokens, and any other random, strange. Nonsensical things.
DID YOU RECIEVE SOMETHING FROM ME WITH POSTAGE DUE? I am MORTIFIED. Let me send you the amount due and something special. Just PM me.
If you don't receive something in time from me, please email me. I will never flake. Creating and SENDING mail is my favorite part of writing and art/crafts. I have social anxiety and this is how I connect with people so it's important to me to maintain good friendships and swap partners/pen pals! You
My swapbot habits: 99% of the time I rate as soon as i receive a swap. Check in with me if you haven't been rated. Every couple of weeks I go through my sent swaps and I check in with my partners to see if they've recieved my mail.
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