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heliogal

heliogal
Date Joined: September 27, 2007
Last Online: July 26, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hello, I have taken a couple years off of swap-bot, but lately I have started to really miss the fun mail, the creativity, and learning a little bit about someone's life. So I am back!

July 2021: Just updating some facts about my family. My daughter is now married to her partner by a ceremony, on the beach, that I got to officiate!! My son graduated SJSU with his software engineering degree this winter! Big goals achieved!!

I have been living off-grid for 14 years now!! We live in a yurt on very rural land an hour from town. It is a lot of work but we just love living like this! Being independent and being in nature is important to my psyche!


I am married with 2 young adult children which we homeschooled/unschooled. My daughter has now graduated from University of CA, Santa Cruz and my son is in college pursuing a computer science degree. I'm super proud of them both and what we accomplished as a family with unschooling. We live in a rural area in a home we built. We are off grid using solar power. So all my computer correspondences are solar powered yeah! We lived for a year with no electricity at all before we were able to get solar power system up. It was fantastic learning experience. Doing something like that really helps you not take a lot of things for granted.

Nature is very important to me and I like arts and crafts that reflect nature.

I like stationery, sachets, address labels and fancy STICKERS, LOTION, soaps ANYTHING Scented, Lip balms, Lip Shimmers, and Lip Sticks (pinks/natural), ribbon, teas, homemade or store bought spice blends, candles (all kinds votive and jar candles ect...), I like Victorian style postcards/cards, Celestial (stars and moons and suns) style, Cats and all animals especially Bears (real pictures of bears not teddy bears) Not that there is anything wrong with teddy bears :)

LOVES:

People who read profiles and take the time to connect with another person

Anything Handmade- your artwork or crafts

Jewelry!! earrings, necklaces, bracelets handmade or 2nd hand (thrifted or yard sales :-) I like silver, bronze and coppery metals (not too much into gold unless its "antiqued" I like bohemian styles, ethnic, Victorian, animals, nature things (flowers,birds, trees ect...)

Interesting stones, crystals, semi-precious gem stones, Nature-made beach glass

Pen-pal letters and notes I love even a quick personal message in swaps

Owls and really all birds

Foxes

Bears

Trees

Botanical themes

Fairies and dragons

Mermaids

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees

Sun and moon and stars imagery

Steampunk

Tea parties and all tea themed things

Mail art and decorated envelopes. Just putting a little effort with stickers ect... on an envie makes me SMILE big.

Flowers, love all flowers!!

Rubber stamps and ink pads and your stamped images

ALL things herbal: Dried Herbs from your part of the world, information about any herbs, pictures, recipes that use herbs for body care, cooking, cleaning, medicines, potpourri, teas ect...!!

Stickers, stickers and more stickers :-) Celestial, Flowers, Victorian style, fairies, animals, trees, leaves, snowflakes, steampunk, all magical creatures, Please no children's stickers like cartoon characters, Please no kawai

Die cut shapes I don't have any punches and I love flower, star, heart, nature, butterfly, suns, leaves, trees, ect..... I love the scalloped edged rounds shapes!!

Pretty scrapbook paper, embellishment's, prima flowers, Ephemera, Lace, Ribbon, Fabric, Buttons, Washi.

TEA I love all kinds plain black and in all its delightful flavors, herb teas, chais and pumpkin spice teas. I always appreciate decaffeinated dessert teas. I like the brands Stash, Tazo, Bigelow, Yogi, Numi, Zhenas, but I would love to try different teas too. The only kinds I don't like are roobios and all of Twinning's brand teas

I would love some black currant tea or rhubarb tea I had some on a trip to Sweden and loved them!

Tea stuff: teabag caddies, infusers, nice large mugs,

Magazines! Used is wonderful! I love relaxing with a magazine to read. I like all kinds: Science, Beauty, Craft, Homemaking, Nature, Current events, Homesteading, Art. Rock my world with something new to learn and read about!

Postcards: especially handmade, Nature scenery, gardens, castles, landmarks, art, Animals of all sorts!! I don't really care for the 3-D postcards, however.

Bears :-) realistic and artistic

Cats Big and small

Pagan/ Wiccan things: altar items (wands, candles, decorations) God and Goddess pictures, Bells, Spells, Books, amulet bags, charms. I would love some items with pentagrams on them like charms, tiles, lists of magical correspondences. I am a green witch and eclectic pagan

Notecards I love handmade ones and store bought too!

Stationery sheets it is very hard to find stationery where I live. I like nature, artistic or just interesting designs please no Kawaii or diddle or other cartoonish styles.

Fabric bags with zippers or drawstrings for organizing stuff in my totes. Handmade always welcome and appreciated as well as clean thrift store/ yard sale finds :-)

like lotions, creams. cuticle creams, soaps, shower gels, massage oils if they are handmade or of natural ingredients.

Fuzzy or Cozy socks

Gloves, hats, wrist- warmers Handmade is always wonderful but even dollar store finds are great.

I love quotes printed from the computer or handwritten

Halloween things especially vintage style

I am always in need of kitchen towels

I love aprons handmade or thrift store finds

Essential oils

Incense sticks or cones or loose Your homemade blends are always appreciated Please no drug store or dollar store brands

Anything about palmistry


Here is my very short list of Dislikes:

Disney and All cartoon characters, Kawaii

Themes of shopping, princess, shoes and handbags that sort of thing.

Camouflage or USA stuff (love my country but just don't like that color combo)

Christian stuff (I respect the religion but it is not my path)

Favorite Music

World music especially music from Brazil, Ireland/Scotland, Cuba, and Africa. Jazz of all types and Rock from Indie to oldies with a soft spot for 80's music. I also love new age music, and classical and Opera. I love the band Fitz and the tantrums.

Favorite Movies

I LOVE watching all kinds of movies. My guilty pleasures are action/ adventure films and sci-fi where the good guys always win. Will Smith rocks! I also love more subtle and complex films as well. I just love Dance movies also like Strictly Ballroom and Step up We get no TV so I love movies and I'm fine if you send me any "back-up" DVD copies of any kind.

Here is a short list of favorites:Guardians of the Galaxy, all X-men movies, Predestination, Cloud Atlas, Avatar, Meet Joe Black, Dan in Real Life, I am Legend, The Illusionist, Princess Bride, everything Star Trek, all the LOTR movies, The list could go on for a very long time

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy making notecards and postcards and FLIPBOOKS! Since I am not good at drawing or painting I use rubber stamps stickers and ephemera in a what think is a very artistic way. like getting supplies for making these such as nice papers, ephemera, stamps, ink pads, brads, ribbons and lace, buttons embellishments.

gardening, growing flowers and herbs for cooking, healing and crafting. I make soap and soy candles with essential oils. I love making my own herbal medicines and body care products.

Jewelry making. I have just been getting into making bead and wire earrings and necklaces. I would love to receive interesting glass beads and findings, chains, wire, ect...

Favorite Books

I really enjoy reading non-fiction such as real life adventures or how-to books also books about great people. I do love engaging plot-driven books too. I love cozy mysteries like the China Bayle herbal mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert, The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series by Laurie R. King, The book Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli is a beautiful YA book I like to recommend to everyone. I also LOVE poetry. I always enjoy good book recommendations.

smells

I really love scented stuff and prefer things scented with natural essences. I like floral scents such as Rose, Jasmine, Violet and Honeysuckle. I like lemon, honeydew melon, herbs such as lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, sage, Spicy scents like cinnamon, Sandalwood, cloves and pumpkin spice are fantastic too!!

I don't really like food smells like cupcake, cookies ect...

Colors

I love all colors. Except neon brights. I'm not such a primary color person either. I love all the other shades of colors. I like earthy colors and Jewel tones. I like the combinations of Red and yellow, Blue and yellow, and turquoise and brown.You can make me happy with most colors.

Just want to say...

I just want to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful swappers I've had the joy to swap with. It is because of the great and generous people on swap-bot that this is such a fun past time!!

Create the world you want to live in.

Ratings

MaddiV17 rated for Fairy Happy Mail on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you oh so very much for everything!! I love the notecard soo much!!
Response: Your so welcome! I loved decorating and making the booklet!
winterBlue rated for cute happy mail booklet - USA on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute booklet! Loved the stamped images!
Response: I am very happy you liked it!
XwattsX rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: it's like you were in my brain - what great stuff!
Response: Awesome, I love it when that happens!
Begokschaf rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: I loved everything! Thanks
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the heart!
LPasternacki rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies I love the Lisa frank stickers.
Response: That makes me very happy to hear! Thank you for the comment and the heart!
Maddashin rated for Quote PC Swap #29 on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Yosemite is a place where I have to visit Thanks ๐Ÿ™ Stickers earn a heart.
Response: Oh yes you do! It is unlike anywhere else in the world! Thank you so much for the heart!!
ashleh13 rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I am super excited to try the chai tea! Great swap partner (:
Response: That really makes me happy that you liked everything I sent you!!
Rosa1 rated for SWAS: Themed Grimoire Supplies ~ Air on Jul 17, 2021
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Comment: Awesome! thank you ~
Response: You are welcome and I am so glad you like it!
mchesser12 rated for Quote PC Swap #29 on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the Yosemite postcard and sharing the John Muir quote.
Response: I am so glad you liked the postcard and quote I sent you! That makes me smile! Thank you for the heart!
XwattsX rated for NEWBIE friendly envelope of stuff on Jul 13, 2021
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nanadiana rated for Quote PC Swap #29 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the peaceful Chinese bridge postcard and John Muir quote. Take care!
Response: I am so happy you liked it!!
Camiliann rated for Quote PC Swap #29 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: thanks for the great postcard
Response: I am very happy you liked it!
fortannam rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envie full of lovely stuff! The butterfly buttons are great! and I can't wait to use all the ribbons and stickers and embellishments!
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that you will have fun with all the things I sent you!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies!! I can't wait to use them ๐Ÿ˜ also, I absolutely love th Malinois stamp!
Response: That makes me smile that you loved everything so much!! Thank you for the heart!
Dessie0416 rated for Flower Note Card Swap on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard! sunflowers are one of my favorites too, they remind me of my grandmother who loved sunflowers. I also love pink roses.
Response: Thank you for sharing such a nice memory of Grandmother. I really enjoyed your comment and appreciate the heart!!
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Comment: The mermaid postcards are incredible! Thanks for the stickers as well! I think I'll use one or two on a water bottle I have that needs some decoration! HaHa
Response: Yay!! I am so glad you like them! That is cool that you have a use for the stickers too! Thank you for the nice comment and the heart!!
monicac rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #6 on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi Stephenie!! Love the postcard!!! It captured the earnest of the kingfisher perfectly. We are always amazed when we see them on our travels. Monica
Response: I have only seen one once and they are really special. I am really happy you like the card and thank you for the nice comment and heart!!!
tristitia rated for tPCC: Lets Create a Spell Bag! on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: i can certainly use a place of relaxation and rejuvenation! I'm trying to decide where to put it... would it work if I stuffed it into my husband's mouth??? lol - it's a lovely bag, and smells wonderful, thank you!
Response: Lol!! I wouldn't recommend it! But maybe put next him will help him chill!! I am very happy you like it and thanks for the laugh!!
AzEkologi rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #6 on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Too funny, I've received this PC before. I really like it, so I can hang it in my office instead of my notebook at home. So great to hear that you feed thistle to the goldfinches. I have three feeders and two birdbaths in my back yard. I mostly get house finches, doves, grackles, and pigeons. I used to dislike the pigeons as they're gluttons, but I've come to accept them. Best, Rick
Response: Thank you for such a nice comment! I hear you about gluttons that is how I feel about the scrub blue jays around here, they're kinda bullies! I am glad you had a another place to display your duplicate postcard Lol!!
Ellevee rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: I absolutely loved the tea selection!! Thank you soooo much for the extra teas I am so excited! And I really loved the stickers, totally up my alley! I especially loved the tarot cards ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–
Response: I am so glad you are excited about the teas and stickers!! Thank you for the heart!!

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Comments

isabellasnow on Jun 23, 2021:

Hi Stephenie! Thank you SO much for the lovely AATW June wishes you sent my way! I just love everything you sent--what a treat!

gingerbee on Jun 18, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful LSRUS June wishes! I too am just getting into shaker cards...haven't completed one yet, but have lots of ideas and pieces cut so far. The sequins will be perfect! And the stickers are fun too!

BellaRose on Jun 18, 2021:

Wow Stephanie, thank you so much for the Halloween goodies you sent me. They definitely made me so happy to see and will be going into my memory box because I love it all so much ๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you!!!

LavenderSprinkles on Jun 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for my wishes for June LSRUS!

CariahCreates on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the the LSRUS wish and the incense from the tag!

CariahCreates on Jun 11, 2021:

Thank you for the great hot chocolate packets from the This or That tag!

Poohtat on Jun 8, 2021:

Poohtat on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely Fairy flip book for my June LSRUS wish. I have never received anything like this. It is wonderful. And now, I know what a flip book is! I'll have to try making one. Thank you.

bizzles on Jun 7, 2021:

Wow! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity when granting my LSRUS June wishes! I adore the travel/map stationery and the bicycle the most but loved everything! Thank you so much!

Linsoid on May 26, 2021:

Thanks so much for the may wishes from my LSRUS wishlist! I love the stickers and the facemask but am most looking forward to the teas! <3<3

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