Date Joined: January 19, 2023
Last Online: June 2, 2023
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
Hello! I am Nicole, a cottage-core cottage witch who lives at Quill Cottage with my husband, dog, chickens, soon bees, and a large amount of ghost pets.
I have a really hard time describing myself, but I think it's fair to call myself a Jill-of-all-trades. I have dipped my toes in so many different things that I know a little about a lot. I could never pin myself down to be one thing (and I'm no perfectionist!) because there's so much life out there to be lived. If I focus on one or two things, how many millions of things won't I learn or experience? I'm all about living a big life.
My latest endeavor has been learning to raise bees to have my own apiary once we plant an orchard. I'm also currently training to become an herbalist and have been operating an apothecary from the cottage for the last year. The science of plants fascinates me. All science fascinates me, really. I'm insatiably curious.
I have a very dark sense of humor. If it's something that would make an average person blush, I'd think it hilarious. In fact, I'm a fairly morbid person to begin with. I have a deep reverence for the human body, including postmortem. Memento mori. Much to my late MIL's dismay, I can't resist a good fart joke. Dead bodies farting? Priceless.
It should come as no surprise then that my favorite color is black. But that's equal parts Audrey Hepburn and Morticia Addams, to be clear. I'm more "little black dress" than I am "spiked collar" and if that doesn't make sense to you, it's okay. In truth, I LOVE all color, even yellow and orange, but if I can buy something in black, I'll always go for black.
One cannot effectively live on a homestead without having some sort of love for cooking and baking. I love to make bread for the family and our garden keeps us supplied in veggies all season long. I usually have dirt under my nails and chicken poo on my boots, but please don't be confused: I am a farm girl, not a country girl. No thank you. I do not paint my jeans on, my girl didn't run away with my dog, and no one is crackin' open Buds in the back of my truck down at the river, okay? I'm a hillbilly, not a redneck.
The last thing I think someone should know about me is that I am mildly obsessed with my car. I've always been a car girl, but I have a deep love for my 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, all black, of course. Her name is Bad Kitty, but she's a good girl.
If we're paired up via Swap-bot and you have my address, write me a letter! I love getting letters and will happily write back. That's what I'm here for, making connections!
I have both emetophobia and trypophobia. Please don't ever send me anything that would trigger either of those phobias. Swapping should not make me need to call my therapist.
I will be away from the mailbox for a few weeks, so rating will be slow going. I'll get all caught up when I return from vacation!
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Thank you so much for the reply letter in the sticker advent calendar envelope! It's very pretty, and I can't believe I've never heard of or thought of a STICKER advent calendar!! I like chocolate, but ... stickers. :) Cindi
Thank you for my AATW wish Love them !!
AATW, May, thank you for the nice postcards and for thinking of me.
Hello :-) Yeah, it's very dusgusting, but when you want to use the public restroom, you have to pay for it. That's why I try to combine it with visting a cafe or having a short trip to McDonalds, as it's free to use these. That's usually meant for their guests, but when it's crowded, they don't have a clue. ^^° Another thing that might be important, but water isn't free at the restaurant either. When I visited a friend in New Zealdn they've out a huge carafe of water in front of us and I was already feeling a little nervous by the assumed price of it. I really wish they would give free water, too, but when you order water, you usually pay for it, as it's mostly the carbonated one. For uncarbonated water you have to tell extra. ^^° Have a great trip! Maxi
Welcome back, Madam Not-N00b! Hopefully you didn’t omit this on purpose, but your old swap-not name was “December” in case any hosts want to sorta-kinda confirm your not-n00by-ness.
I feel useful. :oD