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lyssathemermaid

lyssathemermaid
Date Joined: January 14, 2021
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Flaked on by @LeaTheShark for Witch's Brew unusual crystal & tea swap & @sarahmaus33 for Rated R Spooky ATC

Now enough of the bad swap talk~ Introducing myself, Lyss! I'm Portuguese & I sadly don't know much about my heritage as i was very small while my last Portuguese speaking family members were around. I just know they came to America from the Azores! The only connection ive been able to have was being born into a town in Rhode Island where the Portuguese culture still thrives in the food there :-) after my grandmother's recent passing, her wonderful cuisine laid to rest with her, it all feels so distant and i miss it dearly. If I by chance get partnered with somebody in Portugal, i would love to hear about it from you! โค๏ธ

This is a safe space for anybody and everybody ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Theres far too much hate, division, and judgement in the general universe. I live by the term of spreading love to all, and protecting the Earth that we live in โค๏ธ Im passionate about activism, it all started when i was a child and my dad frequently took me to animal shelters to volunteer and stand up for those who dont have a voice of their own ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆจ๐Ÿธ i fell in love with connecting to creatures of all kinds; going to audobons to learn about protecting the native owl species, going out through the sand and placing protective cages over turtle eggs so they safely hatch without harm, visiting butterfly sanctuaries, and planting trees locally. My father really impacted my appreciation for all kinds of wild-life beauty as he even taught me about the marine life and bug species! Long story short id love anything with critters on it :D

I'm a military wife of an active duty soldier and an avid traveler. after roadtripping the entire east coast this year and moving back and forth from New Hampshire to Florida, we just relocated kicking off the new year in the midwest! One of my favorite things to do is admire wildlife. When i was in Florida i loved to see the little geckos roaming around, spot dolphins or sea turtles in the water. I am so thrilled to be in armadillo territory now, i am kind of obsessed with them!

I love traveling and exploring local finds! I adore receiving things that feature your native language (newspaper clippings, cards, book pages) i collect them and also use them in crafts! local goodies have a special place in my heart and i love seeing what local businesses near you have to offer, whether its being gifted something in support of their business or simply recommending me a store you think i would like!

Ive always loved creating art; I paint often with both acrylic & watercolor!

I always love doing private swaps from different countries and items of their origin, never hesitate to reach out if you have any interest!

(ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ โ™ฅ ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™„ ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™๐™จ๐™š โ™ฅ

  • desserts & food
  • poodles! I collect poodle things~ I love the vintage style standard poodle, pink poodles, all of em'!

  • weird, strange, unique
  • BGM Washi & stickers, love all their stuff!
  • lace and pretty ribbon (i close mini journals and flipbooks with them!)
  • whimsical, gnomes & fairies (just not cartoony child-like illustrations)
  • mushrooms, botanical / herb
  • color-coordinated (very useful in my papercrafts!)
  • cottagecore
  • ocean creatures & mermaids. I love octopus, manatees, seahorses and whales!
  • animals & reptiles especially ducks, snakes & frogs!
  • anything German, i am currently learning the language! I like learning fun new phrases, like "Gefรคhrlich ohne Kaffee" ๐Ÿคฃ

I like everything from pastel and neons to gothic/dark. I love earrings, necklace pendants, rings (although its hard sometimes finding something that fits a 6) or bracelets! I appreciate many themes including anything creepy cute or weird. just not pirate-y skull and crossbones, anime, or kiddish things. I DO NOT like kawaii things unless its tasteful.. does that sound bad? LOL I adore Pusheen or other cute/weird characters, but please stray away from sending the random unbranded kid ones/emoji/junk.

๐™Ž๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฅ ๐™€๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š

I join swaps because i enjoy the idea of each one. I always appreciate extras, but they aren't what makes a good swap! I get really sad when im really looking forward to a swap and it shows that extras were supposed to make up for lack of effort put into the original requirement :-(

Secondly, Please understand there are different religions besides your own and THAT IS OKAY. Please, be respectful. I would not send you incantations to Medusa because of my beliefs, i do not want to receive Christian prayers you think i need.. it comes off very unaccepting, judgemental and rude. Religion should not be projected onto others through swaps that have nothing to do with it!

๐ŸŒท Important about me ๐ŸŒท

i am a self-proclaimed witch with an every-changing colored buzzcut ๐Ÿ’™ Please do not think this affects anything! We are not evil, we are ordinary kind people here to live in peace. I am very respectful and celebratory of other's diversity and simply ask that you do not mis-judge me because my beliefs may be different from yours. ๐™„ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™›๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™—๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ / ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™จ! ๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐Ÿ’š ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ.. ๐™ง๐™ช๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™’๐™„๐™‡๐™‡ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ก๐™ฎ! ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ

I was raised in a house where my mother would always use her hoodoo + root worker knowledge for protection, this has made me adore doing hoodoo root work as well- one of my favorite things to do is make gris-gris bags, and there are so many wonderful herbs that are unheard of by many. Due to this i get.. bored.. with magickal things that are too simplistic (example: combining household herbs with a crystal like quartz)

Wishlist

  • anything with a poodle on it

  • the #1 thing i have a hard time finding (without travelling) is stickers with your native language on them or that reps your area! I use them to decorate my reusable water bottle, laptop, or papercrafts ~ I love seeing all different languages and cultures!

  • sticker sheets

  • cute pocket journals / mini notebooks! Both blank, dotted or lined

  • cute address labels!!

  • anything furby, strawberry shortcake or shrinky dink related! I loved these growing up

  • washi! Almost all of my washi is in storage over 2000 miles away still. Sigh :-(

  • tea (flavors listed lower on profile)

  • themed papers and/or washi for scrapbooking and junk journaling

  • foreign ephemera! book pages, stickers, or newpaper clippings in your native language! I love collecting them and crafting with them!

  • handmade papercrafts; like cute little flip books, etc

  • cute lil animal amigurumis, i cant make them myself for the life of me!

  • Lip balm from your country

  • local or handmade jewelry! I adore pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings size 6

  • drawings or paintings

  • anything with any of my ABCs of likes on them

ABCs of Likes!

i am not offended by darker or otherwise weird themed items or art, i enjoy it just as much! Halloween things are loved all year round, too :-)

A: Animals, Art, Aquarius, altar-items, armadillos

B: Blueberries, Bats, botanical, beads, bracelets, butterflies, beetles, bugs & bug art!

C: crystals, celestial, culture, caterpillars, creepy-cute, cottagecore, cecropia-moth, cherubs, Chrysocolla, Charoite, cats

D: dogs

E: english bluebell flowers

F: Fairies, Fruits, Flowers, Forest

G: Gel Pens, goth, gemstones, gnomes, glitter

H: Honey, honeybees, herbalism, hermit-crabs

I: Irredescent, iris-flowers

J: Jellyfish, jam

K: Kewpies, koalas

L: Lace, luna-moths, lilacs

M: Moon, Moths, Mail Art, Milka, Magick, Manatees, mushrooms, mythical-beings, manta rays

N: Notecards, neons

O: Ocean, octopus, oddities

P: Plants, pansies, poodles, pendants, pastel-goth, plague doctor art, paganism, patchouli, peace

Q: quests

R: Recipes, roses, rubber-stamps, rosy maple moths, rabbits, raspberries, ravens, reindeer, rhinos

S: Stickers, sun, stars, snakes, seahorses, snails, snacks, spooky, strange, strawberries, snapdragons, styrax-benzoin

T: Tea, Tattoo-style, thrifting

U: Universe, unicorns

V: Vintage, veggies, violets

W: Washi, woodland-magic, witchy

X:

Y: yard-sale finds, yetis, yuzu

Z: zebra calcite

TEA + Flavor Preferences

For any swaps regarding teas, chocolates etc. i decided to add this in! I am not too picky and like trying new things :-) and i LOVE honey of all flavors! any time i travel, i make sure to stop at a local shop to grab some of the local honey. My favs I've "collected" are blueberry honey from Maine, raspberry honey from Connecticut, and a jar of honey from Germany & Texas from fellow SB members!

๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™๐™ก๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ:

flavored cold tea, dessert tea, hot tea, nutty flavors, hazelnut, pistachio, almond, mint, lavender, chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, jasmine, herbal teas that arent earthy/grassy, anything unusual or specific to your area or culture

๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™€๐™ญ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ช๐™™๐™š::

chamomile, unflavored green tea (i prefer flavored black tea flavored green tea or white tea!), peach, mango, blackberry or mixed berry flavors, non-flavored tea such as breakfast tea and white chocolate

Scent Preferences

When it comes to incense, perfume roll-ons or sprays i dont enjoy anything powdery floral! i like a more crisp fresh floral, like the true scent of a flowers petals. For example i LOVE a true gardenia scent! But dislike a powdery rose smell

my absolute favorite scent is styrax benzoin, it is quite hard to find where i am :(

patchouli is tricky, i find i love some but noticed darker patchouli just smells like wet dirt and moss to me.. eek!

Other likes: nag champa, vanilla, sweet+smokey scents or sweet+spicy scents, fruity+sensual scents

Other Dislikes: ylang ylang, citrus scents like mandarin orange or grapefruit, honeydew melon, mossy scents

Dislikes

  • no anime, manga, or cartoon-y type things
  • Office supplies- please dont send sticky notes, paperclips, highlighters. I prefer things like journals, notecards, cute memo pads or washi!
  • Kid items. i dread receiving reward stickers, and things like toy story, frozen, elmo, etc.. i do not have kids and have no interest in kiddy things!
  • nothing religious or political, respectfully. With the exception of pagan related items or other magickal elements
  • nothing regarding certain fan bases. Examples: star wars, Harry Potter, Disney etc.
  • dragons
  • stereo-typical witch themed items. You know what im talking about.. the green old Halloween witch with that hat and broom!

Ratings

TrishaLouise rated for 4th of July ATCs on Jul 5, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Eirianna rated for Happy Mail #3 on Jul 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved it ๐Ÿฅฐ
PrincessLeia rated for WC ~ New Beginnings on Jun 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Hello Lyssa, I love your ATC! Snakes are scary for me - i suppose a product of growing up where so many are deadly poisonous! Yours looks very friendly! Thanks for the extras,- love the chick bag! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
5
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Comment: thank you for resending.
rkassman rated for Beautiful Bugs! Entomology Swap #2 on Jun 28, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous booklet/package and all the amazing goodies inside - especially the "pink mantis," I can't wait to find the perfect spot to display it! <3
user7949 rated for Medusa ATC (Folklore ATC #8) on Jun 27, 2022
5
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Comment: I Love Her!! Thank you so much.
luv2kraft rated for 4th of July ATCs on Jun 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: appreciate it
supersquirrel rated for UHM: June Pick-2 Happy Mail on Jun 23, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful items. The washi tapes are exceptional โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
5
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Comment: Thank you for the atcs and card holder โ™ก
laprochaine rated for 4th of July ATCs on Jun 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Patriotic Pups definitely made me smile! Thank you โ˜บ๏ธ
AZLaura86404 rated for Butterfly Swap! on Jun 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful butterfly goodies.
riviwriter rated for Stickers and a Sketch - June on Jun 19, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty sketch and the Pusheen stickers! I love pusheen <3
paperlover rated for 4th of July ATCs on Jun 17, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute dog ATC
lrm1980 rated for Mermaids Make Me Smile - USA on Jun 16, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the notecard and bookmark!
RedheadLady rated for 4 X 4 June on Jun 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous package.
Autist rated for Theme Mail Art #1 on Jun 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous Mail Art!! I cut pieces and put them in my journal! Thank you for participating!!
Response: How fun!! :D im so glad it got another life; thanks for hosting this fun swap! โค๏ธ
pianoheart rated for FUNTASTIC SWAP - OCEAN on Jun 11, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
ChinaCat rated for Fairies Aplenty! on Jun 10, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you much for the fairy items and the beautiful ATC!!
Response: Youre very welcome! :D thank you for joining in on this swap! โค๏ธ
HexG rated for 4 X 4 June on Jun 9, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all of the wonderful items! I especially love the Rilakkuma memos ~ Thank you!!!
Snownrs rated for 4 X 4 June on Jun 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 321 70 77
Completed Fives Threes Ones
261 374 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
18 95 148 0
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Comments

Rainydancer on Jul 3, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

BlueberryLady on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for the June RAK Patriotic Puppy Memo Sheets! Winner drawn 5/10. Love them, so Cute.

sleepykitty on May 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for the Gudetama and Bananya stickers you sent for May's RAK! They are so cute and perfectly sized for decorating postcards!

bbsporty on Apr 29, 2022:

Handmade Postcard Club

ittybittykitty on Apr 26, 2022:

Oh andandand the Pusheen stickers I love them too! So much fun to see all the goodies :)

ittybittykitty on Apr 26, 2022:

Thanks so much for the April RAK Gudetama & Bananya Sticker Sheets! They are adorable!!

cmosher on Apr 26, 2022:

Good Morning, Thank you for being an Angel for "My Favorite Washi USA #1" swap. The washi you sent is just lovely - which certainly makes a bad situation much better! You're a wonderful host. ๐Ÿ˜Š - cmosher

thequilterslink on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you for the tea rak from Jan RAks :)

colleenbUSA on Feb 6, 2022:

Thank you for the January 2022 Tea RAK from Raks ONLY USA!

yvonne401 on Jan 7, 2022:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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