Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 8:57 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2010
Last Online: January 17, 2022
Birthday: January 8, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Kim. I've been pretty busy lately with three jobs and 2 kids but I LOVE this swapping community and come back to occasionally swap.

I work as a kindergarten teacher and an online ESL teacher for VIPKid. I also make and sell handmade soap to family and friends as well as consign with a few markets.

I have many art related hobbies. My favorite art forms to participate in are pottery/ceramics and mixed media collage. I've tried glass arts (stained glass and lampworking) a few times and if I can ever obtain the proper equipment and get that up and running I would love to experience more of it. I recently got a kiln and pottery wheel and have been working in ceramics when I am able to find the time.

I am a mother of 4 year old Sophie and 1 year old Alex "AJ". My kids are pretty much the center of my world right now.

Here's what I like:

I have an odd obsession with collecting little bits of things and displaying them around the house and my "studio hut" in little jars.
Here's a sampling of things I collect and treasure:

  • Glass Marbles
  • lucky stars (the origami type)
  • acai beads and other natural beads
  • glass beads
  • scrabble tiles
  • game pieces
  • origami paper
  • metal jacks
  • felt food
  • polymer clay charms
  • cabochons
  • bread tags
  • buttons
  • colorful plastic bags (to make plarn with)
  • Lego bricks

Here's what I don't like:

I'm not picky but there are things I don't exactly care for:

  • The generic stuff that lines the shelves of Wal-Mart and the dollar store. It's not that I wouldn't appreciate or that I don't have my share of practical/generic items around my house for everyday use but, it's just that these things aren't interesting to find in the mailbox.

  • Disposable items. Let's face it, there's enough in our landfills without me having to add to it with everything I use.

Favorite Books

  • I will pick up and read just about anything! I'm not particularly fond of cheesy romance books however.

  • I read a lot of non-fiction particularly arts and crafts books.

  • I also enjoy reading children's books to my students and my daughter. (Sophie loves board books with vivid color pictures. She will sit there and look at her favorite books for long periods of time which you know is about 5 minutes in toddler time!)

-My student's on the other hand enjoy just about anything that would interest a 5-6 year old. I'm always collecting books and lending/giving them to my students to read so if you have a few laying around and collecting dust, I would put them to good use!

Favorite Colors

  • Blue (Any Shade)
  • Lime Green
  • Teal
  • Bright Orange
  • Brown, Gold, Avocado and Rust Orange (Used Together)
  • Primary Colors (used together)

You can't go wrong if you send me something colorful!

Hobbies and Interests

  • Soap Making
  • Clay and Ceramics (I just purchased a pottery wheel and I'm working on saving for a small kiln!)
  • Collage, Mixed Media and Art Journaling
  • knit and crochet (especially working with Plarn)
  • Journaling
  • Pen-Pals
  • Writing Short Stories
  • Small DIY installations and tinkering projects. (Some of the projects I have successfully completed are a play kitchen for Sophie out of old nightstands and a wooden bead maze made with rubber coated wire hangers and a wooden base.)

My Family

I have 2 kids. Sophie who is 3 and Alex who is a baby. (He was born 3-4-17.)

Sophie's interests include: - art supplies - candy/snacks - dress up items - pretend play items - miniatures - building toys - dance themed items (she does ballet) - bubbles and play dough - hair bows and clips - beads and necklaces

Alex is 1 He likes:

  • FOOD!
  • toy cars and trucks
  • plushies
  • balls

(For any children's swaps, you can choose one or buy something they can share if you want to get creative. They generally tend to play with each others things anyway.) They both adore anything sweet!

My husband David is into comic books, SiFi (especially Star Wars and Dr. Who), woodworking and cars. He has dabbled in installation art as well as painting characters on glasses.

I have 2 cats (Rocket and Pinky)


I like:

  • kinder surprise eggs (I can't get those in the US!)
  • fruity candy
  • trying international foods from other countries
  • herbal teas
  • coffee

Between the members of my family and I there aren't many dislikes and no food allergies in my family so if you send it, it will probably get eaten!


Comment: Thank you! I love the green one w the fringe! :)
fortannam rated for Just Randomness on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Great variety of stuff! And extras! Thanks!
Jsereg001 rated for Mystery Swap #1 USA on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!!!
hg08 rated for My Sewing Package on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you
earthnk rated for Slivers & Bits: A Soap Swap on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Got your swap today. Thank you for the soaps. They look amazing and my first lather up will be with your charcoal bar. Thanks again for a fun swap😀
cbzcando rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute summer coins and foreign coins, too! Have a great weekend :)
hamolla22 rated for Something Very Special on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your kindness! I love everything 😊❤️ A very special package truly! xx
Johkup rated for 3 little soaps on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Lovely soaps!
Johkup rated for 3 little soaps on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Lovely soaps!
Johkup rated for Handmade soap on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the soap. It smells good :)
ChrisAnne rated for Sewing and Soap on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: WOW! Thank you for your extremely generous box of soap. I can't wait to try them all. I think I will use either lilac or sherbet tonight! THANK YOU!!!!!
ittybittykitty rated for Recycled Crayons on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Cool crayons, thank you! I like the shape.
Johkup rated for Handmade Soap (spring 2018) on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this lovely soap. Nice color and not too strong scent :)
Johkup rated for Winter 2018 Soap Swap on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice soap :) I will try it soon! Thanks for hosting this swap. I hope this group will activate.
Kaizla rated for ATC: Jackson Pollack Style on Jan 5, 2018
gojenn rated for ATC: Jackson Pollack Style on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Great job!
Rithinking77 rated for Just Randomness on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Super fun randomness, thank you!!
Comment: Very cute! Thanks for the tea! Merry Christmas to you!
gojenn rated for Hand drawn Holiday Ornament ATC on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Lovely!

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CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

BlueberryLady on Jan 14, 2018:

Belated Birthday Wishes ! !

CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!!


rngstgstll on Aug 14, 2016:


Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

chaari on Apr 27, 2016:

*Just Because**

Thanks for being a part of my group! :)

BlueberryLady on Jan 3, 2016:

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday a couple days early so I wouldn't forget... Hugs and Smiles..! !

ladybugluvsstuff on Aug 5, 2015:

im looking for you tag received, thank you for the awesome ladybug atc I luv it, its so unique and unusual and also its the very first one I got from someone else , I hope to aquire a collection of ladybug atcs. Also thanks for the awesome stickers!

anrtist on Apr 18, 2015:

Welcome to the APDG ~ Group!

I just posted a BAOBAB Tree themed swap ;-)
They are beautiful! It will be a fun pic swap too.
You may host some group swaps now too if you please!
ENJOY the Group!
Blessings, cc

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