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bluesky

bluesky
Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: April 19, 2021
Birthday: March 23, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

2/14/21 new year, (re)new(ed) profile!

About me – almost 45 years young - married – 2 cats (one grey, one black, both rescues) – SAHM to my miracle baby after many years of “waiting” (yeah she’s the one that keeps me young lol!). German expat and US citizen since Dec ’17. Currently studying to become a herbalist. Trying to build a herbal and Farm business. Located on Michigan's LP where we tend to our suburban Homestead (now officially a Microfarm!;) enjoying the outdoors, spend time in the garden and at the local library (oh how we miss you!) maintain our own Little Free Library (more important now!) craft, create, make, read, sew, preserve food,write letters, postcards, journal , try to pursue a simple and zero-wast/no plastic life...

Likes – reading, writing, penpalling/snailmail, swapping, volunteering, listening to music, making music, cooking, baking,fermenting, gardening, crafting, needleworks. Interested in urban homesteading, permaculture, backyard animals (if only the city could be convinced … ), plastic free living, natural and attachment parenting, Montessori and a little of Waldorf teachings, interesting discussions, spending time outdoors, growing, herbs, flowers, farmers markets, making my own herbal teas and remedies and such, making my own food, reusing, repurposing, recycling….

In general…

I always rate and as soon as possible. No rating usually means not received yet. If I’m late send, I will email you. Often use recycled packaging. Mostly wrap my gift swaps in tissue paper / holiday neutral wrappings. Please email, if a swap was not received, mail can get lost…nowadays usps.can be really slow at times...I’m happy to resend, also please use my address exactly as shown in the address window, thank you! Mailman said it makes it safer to arrive. We have some street confusion here (locally). For the holiday/gifts swaps I don’t care/mind how the giftwrap looks like (and also not about the shape/size etc as we dont use stocking stuffer but collect in a box during the year) – just to mention it, as I was asked about it. No must of course, but ideally I’d love plastic free wrapping or even none at all, if you write the swap name on the envelope and I’m just going to keep the whole thing closed until the holidays.i will not rate down for it, including not when its a swap requirement, as its my own preference. One of the swaps I received in 2018 was one wrapped in cloth tissue, which I thought was really cool :) of course, if you prefer to wrap, wrap away - up to you :)

LIKES and WISHLIST:

Anything handmade by you from my wishlist.

Anything for my daughter will mostly give you a heart, especially if it’s swaps for the holidays or.her birthday, since we have almost no family and holidays can be a bit lonely at times. The pandemic situation doesnt help. I'm used to it, but try to make it as nice as possible for DD.

Herbalist! And permaculturist. Everything around it. Books about herbalism/Herbal medicine (love 2nd hand!) Essential oils, herbal medicine making supplies (dried herbs, wax, butters etc) plants, rooted cuttings, rare seeds the wilder the better! :) perennial seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds, organic seeds, non go, open pollinated, homegrown by you...

Natural /vegan cosmetics (unscented is mostly best, since I have a problem to smell certain things, or check my etsy favorites).

Anything that supports plastic free life. (examples fabric tote bags, unpaper items etc,you can check etsy for ideas)

Pretty letter opener from organic / natural material

Fridge Magnets – we really only collect/interested in fridge magnets with a “real photography” of your place, city, state, country with a name of the place, city, state, country on it. Also state map magnets (but I have Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connectictut, Illinois already) Not interested in non-descriptive ones, religious themed ones …. I have more than enough fridge magnets from Prague and Israel, so please no more thank you!! I dont have for example magnets at all from these states - Delaware, Minnesota, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, New Mexico, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, Nevada.

Touristy Postcards for me and/or my daughter – city view, flora, fauna, nature, landscape only. -- we also have no TV, so she does not know Comic characters yet and I prefer PC's for her that show something to learn about the world.

US mint/new stamps, worldwide used stamps or other philatelic items (FDCs, Mini Sheets, commemorative Panels) mostly flora, fauna, landscape, nature themed.

Anything from my etsy /amazon wishlist or inspired by it.

(used) Fountain pens and supplies (ink, ink samples, FP suitable envies/notecards/lettersheets, Goulet Pens giftcard etc.

Sewing supplies – organic thread, sashiko thread, wool felt, sherpa fleece, biias tape etc (please NO fabric currently , no fat quarters etc, I have way too many right now thanks to swap bot and my love for upcycling snd mending.

Address Labels.

plastic free Laundry Stain Stick, Soap Nuts, dish soap (etsy list has examples)

Books, 2nd hand is great. Amazon list, herbalism, fermenting, mystery novel, thriller, new release, nature themed (ex: where the crawdads sing), fantasy, ya, biographies, life in other countries, non fiction... Just Romance no and nothing to dramatic either...

Colorful organic socks or knitted by you size 9-10

PLEASE DONT SEND -NO – I can’t use – I currently have too much of:

Not into any holidays and related things. We don't celebrate most of them. I don't really do Valentine's either and only a rudimentary Thanksgiving so far. I was asked about Hanukka related items - I'm fine thank you :)

No food sorry. No chocolate or drinks Really sorry ;-) health issues keep me from it :(

Not into calendars, figurines recipebooks, planners, religious stuff, jewelry, nail polish, no overly scented, fragrant or smelly items. Unscented is better.

Currently good with notecards, fabric, bookmarks, wash and stickers, notecards and lettersets, joirnals, cross stitch kits, tea towels.and mitts, sticky notes, scrapbook, and paperclips. I have enough :)

Not much into key chains and souvenirs aside from the memtioned fridge magnets, postcard and philatelic items.

No plastic whenever possible Prefer organic, natural, sustainable, recyclable, compostable.

Kid’s Swaps/ My daughter – she will turn 4 in May 2021

Things she loves now to do:

  • loves to write and receive touristy postcards

  • pretty hair accessories

  • colorful socks (recycled, organic or home made would be awesome) size 4T or 7-8 for socks. Or ask about measurements

  • stickers and washi tape

  • papercrafts, cutting, coloring

  • outdoors, gardening, growing, fairy garden, animals

  • magazines like highlights hidden pictures

  • reading and watching and making pictures

  • music and singing and dancing and talking and... 😂

  • jigsaw puzzle up to 35 pieces

  • more wishlist: all etsy and Amazon inspired. Stamps for postcards. Seeds and plants (organic). granny squares (pref 12x12) to grow her blanket. Recycled crayons, soap, lip balm. Nature finds. Happy with used books, puzzles etc as long as complete and good condition. German books or movies or cds are a special treat. Very into "sendung mit der maus" and "Sandmaennchen" . Prefer no plastic and natural/organic materials.Please wrap her gifts. She loves the surprise.

Ratings

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Comment: Got it! I haven't opened it up yet. can I wait till xmas? I'm not sure...
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Comment: Thank You♥♥♥
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Comment: Thanks in advance!
thriftymermaid rated for Stocking stuffer private swap on Mar 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I got your goodies and popped them into my stocking already for December!! I appreciate you hosting and coordinating this for us!! I hope you and your family are enjoying signs of spring!! 💜🐰
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Comment: Thank you for resending, I will be planting these seeds today and can't wait to see them grow. I got another late birthday card in the mail today as well so it's definitely my un-birthday haha! Have a good one!
browneyedmurmur rated for WIYM: SSS - MAR 2021 (USA) on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the handmade owl ornament! I think I may hang it from the rear view mirror of my car so I will see it often. Coincidentally, I heard a barred owl late last night, which is odd since we live smack dab in the middle of town. I loved hearing it, though. Also, I had no idea one could do so much with dandelions. I think I like them even more than I did before!
skinny52 rated for TF March 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Your package arrived yesterday and I am quite intrigued! I'm saving this swap series for Christmas but I'm sure I'm going to love it so it's definitely heart worthy❣ Stay healthy and best wishes to you
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Comment: Hi Thank you il open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Eulegirl rated for TF February 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank for the fun book! I'm going to look forward to reading this one!
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Comment: Waiting to open at Christmas time.....
LaughingLoon rated for Kid's fill my stocking February on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you - sure she will enjoy it (and we had a beloved Jewish grandmother; this is another chance to remember her)
CariahCreates rated for LSRUS: 3 Stocking Stuffers USA on Dec 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. I will update rating once opened
Honeyloveart rated for Kid's Fill my Stocking Oct&Nov on Dec 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome book -my little one is going to love it as we dance a LOT! Sending well wishes yo you and your!
bf0932 rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer December 2020 on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: I got the envelope on Saturday. Will rate higher after I open it on Christmas Day. I love the lined stationary! Will definitely be ordering from this store in the future!
jenniann rated for Kid's Fill my Stocking Oct&Nov on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Sunflowers and marigolds are great choices. We will enjoy planting them.
Response: Happy that you like them! Thank you for joining my swap.and happy planting! :)
misscorina rated for LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope, love everything you've sent!
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Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! I look forward to opening it next month.
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Comment: Thank you 😊 very cute stuff
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Comment: Thank you so very much!!! What a perfect gift, I love the cookie cutter and can't wait to make maple leaf cookies... and you won't believe this , but I was on the phone with my daughter and talking how we needed some Rittersport corn-flake chocolate while I was opening your gift!!! Thank you and yes, it;s delicious!!!
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Comment: Thank you, waiting for Christmas!

Rating Overview

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Comments

thisismeAXiD on Mar 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

phillaine on Sep 10, 2019:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

Sandy1969 on Sep 2, 2019:
lindseyjae on Jun 10, 2019:

thanks for the CPG may wish!!

lindseyjae on May 15, 2019:

thanks for the awesome cavern PC that you sent me for my CPG may wish! So cool!

BlueberryLady on Mar 26, 2019:

Belated Birthday Wishes and I hope that some of yours Came True...Hugs..

CurlyTea on Mar 25, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

jenmcjen on Mar 22, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

isabellasnow on Mar 6, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH from WIYM GROUP!

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