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CherryBlossomLady

CherryBlossomLady
Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: November 21, 2023
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ» βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»

Happy 2023!

Hello from behind the screen πŸ‘©β€πŸ’». A little about me: I have two awesome teen kids and am married. I picked the name CherryBlossomLady because I used to live near the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. 🌸

I live in Gainesville, VA which is 30 miles west of DC. Washington D.C. is the national Capitol of the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ and brimming with wonderful museums, galleries and theater opportunities. I love going out to see ANYTHING creative on the stage. Live music 🎢, plays and opera, and dance πŸ’ƒπŸ» fill me with joy!

I love to craft, read πŸ“–, play the 🎹 piano, 🎀 sing... I am really drawn to random, bohemian eclectic-ness that just sort of "works" once it is all blended together with embellishments and sentiments. I am a total museum and art πŸ–Ό gallery junkie. I love to travel and take family vacations.

I love chatty, artsy letters, where the sender includes a few things to share with the receiver that were used in the letter. The kind of letters you have to sit down with a cup of tea β˜•οΈ at the table to really enjoy, and are worth reading several times to make sure you haven't missed anything... ahhhh. Bliss.

I really love tea- interesting flavors, oolong, asam, fruity herbals, black, red, green, white, you name it. Republic of Tea canisters (i probably have 15-20 flavors on hand at any given time), Fortnum & Mason, Kusmi, David’s Tea are some of my faves. I have all kinds though.

But I really don't appreciate receiving wrinkled, old, regifted tea bags. We Must Respect the Tea! Please only share teas with me that are new, well packaged, and that you love too.

I really, really love Jesus. I have totally given my heart to Christ, and I want my life and interaction with others to be an extension of Our Father's inexhaustible Love and Mercy for all of us. I am trying to be a true, faithful, orthodox Catholic, and I love to share the Holy Rosary and the Veil with friends. I am not perfect, and I make (a lot of) mistakes, but I am trying to meet the challenges of everyday life with honor and integrity, and be what He has called me to be.

Favorite Music

I love all music 🎢 but if it has lyrics that are explicit, then it is a no for me. Doesn't mean i won't like other songs by the artist, but I stay away from cussing and sexually explicit stuff. Though I admit I do cuss from time to time... jazz, orchestras, symphony, opera, a little pop, some classic rock, folk, christian pop, bluegrass, anything with great harmonies... :) I like For King and Country, Hozier, Sara Barielles, IL Volo, Andrea Bocelli, LP, Borns, Third Story β€” just to give you a feeling for my musical tastes. I Love receiving playlists in happy mail if you are also into these genres. I WILL listen and I Will reply back if the tunes are awesome. πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ’•β€οΈπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ

Favorite Movies

Any movie πŸŽ₯ that inspires, makes me believe in love, kindness, beauty, good humansβ€” that is my kind of movie 🍿. I also like action, comedies, drama, and mystery, but nothing too scary, no blood and gore, and no demons please. Aaaaas yoooooouuuu wiiiiiisshhhh!!! I love getting movie and binge worthy tv show recommendations in letters and happy mail, just include a short blip on WHYYYYYY. Thank you!

πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ‘°πŸΌ+ πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ = true πŸ’•love

Likes and Dislikes

Hand made crafts take A LOT OF TIME to make, so I always appreciate the effort. Anything I can't use, I will give away. That said, I appreciate people looking at my profile when selecting goodies. I really LOVE decorated envelopes and matching stationary sets- even handmade sets when reading letters from friends.

πŸ›‘ Dislikes: Plain white envelopes and plain paper or lined notebook paper for stationary...unless they are vintage and you have altered them somehow. I look at these things like a canvas that need to be decorated with your style- whatever that may be. Collage, stickers, drawings, paint, washi, etc... anything to jazz up the appearance of plain anything is requested.

Anything that smells of cigarette smoke, has pet hair on it, is kind of dirty, anything Satanic, Voo-doo, witchy, gratuitous gore, hyper sexualized anything, purposefully anti-Christian or anti-Life, etc.

No Dollar tree or dime store face or spa products please. These go into the trash so it is a waste of money to send them to me.

No regifted tea bags- only new fresh tea in sealed bags that you have tried before and you believe is good

Thank you!!!

Wishlist

Hand made embellishments and flat multi-matted sentiments and die cuts are something I adore receiving.

Nice, unique, stickers for crafting are loved, but reward stickers, not so much. Fancy dollar tree stickers are good so long as they don't necessarily LOOK like dollar tree stickers (if you know what I mean).

I LOVE good quality what tape samples.

Unopened high quality teas (the word artificial should not appear on the ingredients list).

USA Forever stamps

I'm a sucker for...

Tea time & Victorian flowersπŸ’

FLAT (not folded) stationary sets (papers with matching envelope)

Very cool unique note cards (nothing dollar tree please- not because i hate on dollar tree, it is just that if it is cool I likely already have it!!)

Nicely decorated envelopes (even washi and stickers is better than a blank white envelope!)

Cool, good quality PCs depicting flowers, art, angels, Anything Catholic, cherry blossoms, Americana, stars, butterflies, hummingbirds, and just pretty images in general. I love hand made 4 x 6 PCs with stitching or neat media so long as they can be mailed without an envelope.

The lives of the Saints πŸ˜‡ and prayer cards

Beautiful images of the Virgin Mary (Jesus loved His mom and so do I. 🌹)

Sacred ❀️ Heart of Jesus

Rosaries- handmade or vintage/unique

Typewriters & Poetry πŸ–‹

Birds & Butterflies πŸ¦‹ (Vintage or Victorian) Bumble bees or Queen Bee motifs πŸ‘‘ 🐝

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Tea. Tea. Tea. β˜•οΈ Anything tea and tea time/high tea related.

Cadbury chocolates, Biscuits/cookies.

About my hosted swaps

John 13:34-35
34. "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. 35. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

MY WISH is that we could all go out of our way to make each other feel loved, included, and appreciated, regardless of what we GET from one another.

Ratings

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Comment: Hi swapping friend!!! Love the DC postcard!!!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Carime rated for PC-Sticker Bomb 3 on Oct 26, 2023
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Comment: Oh my God, that was suck a special package! Thank you SO MUCH for the extra and beautiful chinese stickers, they are so fancy! Thank youuu! And I also loved the card AND the letter! And yes, I'd love to be your penpal friend : ) Edit: I just got the extra card, loveeeed it very much too, such cute stickers!
Response: YAY! I am so glad you liked it. I look forward to hearing from you!!
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Comment: Oh Indira, you outdid yourself again!! Thanks for all the beautiful stuff you made!!!
Sunshine1969 rated for CURRENTLY READING PC swap on Oct 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you !!
Response: You are so welcome!
jessiedau rated for Do you TEMU? on Sep 30, 2023
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Comment: Hi again sweet friend! I loved your letter and all the ratings! definitely something to think about!
Response: Of course! Just saw your note about your mom. I’m so sorry. Sending you lots of love and prayers.
Sunshine1969 rated for Compassion Scriptures Card on Sep 25, 2023
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Comment: Loved the scriptures and all of the other enclosed item. So sorry you had such a hard time getting it to me
Response: You’re very welcome
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Comment: Thank you sweet friend!
Response: Sending hugs πŸ€—
Sunshine1969 rated for Currently Watching PC swap on Sep 9, 2023
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Comment: You should have had a heart not sure why it didn’t show up lol
Response: No heart? I’m heartbroken πŸ’”
heidiblooms rated for Gratitude List PC Swap on Aug 25, 2023
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Comment: Hello again friend!! So happy to see your mail in my mailbox :) Thai massage sounds amazing right now!
Response: Hello daaaarrrrrling! I hope you are having the best week!
AmyMCGS rated for AUGUST PC Exchange x 5 on Aug 25, 2023
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Comment: Wow- you went above & beyond on this swap! Thank you for the extra postcards and stickers, and the envelope you made was very cool. ❀️
Response: You are so welcome! I hope you join more of our group swaps sis!
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Comment: I'm still working on my version of this swap for you! You finished it so quickly, LOL! I absolutely love it so far and will let you know once I finish opening all the envelopes (and I promise I won't start until August 14!!!)
Response: OMGEEEEE! This swap is AMAZING!!! Why can i not give 100000 hearts?? I love it- you totally out did yourself. THANK YOU!!
heidiblooms rated for I Prayed A Novena For You on Aug 11, 2023
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Comment: Indira, thank you so so much for this amazing and thoughtful swap! I'm so glad you joined in with me in prayer. This is a beautiful card and I love all of the extras you included!! I will write back soon!
Response: SO glad you loved it my friend- these last few swaps have been so good for my soul!
jessiedau rated for Summer Birthday Greetings Swap on Jul 24, 2023
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Comment: Thanks Indira for the beautiful postcard!!! I love it!
Response: You are so welcome!
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Comment: Indira, thank you for my plantable letter! I owe you a letter now. Thank you for the update and I can’t wait to sit down and write back!
Response: love it! and i got you for another swap=- just finished it- hope you love it!!!!
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You are welcome
Fabriqueen rated for Easter Card + 1 item Exchange on Jun 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome card and extras! I'm so sorry for the late rating. I just found this amongst some medical papers that I go ready to toss out. Thankfully I decided to look through them first. Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Response: LoL- you're welcome. Hope you are having a great start to the Summer!
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Comment: thank you for the sweet card and the pretty necklace and all the extra goodies. <3 I'm sending you tons of *hugs* & prayers as you go through difficulties currently. :(
Response: You are most welcome.
jessiedau rated for April - Flower PC Swap on May 4, 2023
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Comment: Hi sweet lady! thanks so much for the beautiful postcard and the lovely note!
Response: My pleasure! I love this swap.
Coffeeegal rated for Hand Made card swap on Apr 28, 2023
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Comment: Wow sounds like an amazing vacation. Thank you for the pretty card
Response: Love ya and miss ya.
dakotadee rated for April - Flower PC Swap on Apr 21, 2023
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Comment: i like any flowers that are easy to grow as my soil is mostly clay and gravel in the front yard. Back yard has a butterfly area with local plants...aka weeds that are beautiful to me.
Response: Thanks so much!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 429 194 211
Completed Fives Threes Ones
373 448 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
48 198 127 0
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Comments

jessiedau on Sep 12, 2023:

Hi Sweet Lady, I'm so sorry to be late on my swaps, but I've lost my mom, and things are so hectic. Thanks for being patient with me, and I enjoy your swaps so much!!!

Pat (Jessiedau)

heidiblooms on Sep 11, 2023:

Hey there sweet friend! Thinking of you for our swap. Love contributing to SMPW with you. Happy belated Nativity of the Blessed Mother!

jessiedau on Aug 28, 2023:

Good morning sweet lady! I so enjoy all of your swaps!!! Keep them coming! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Pat (Jessiedau)

Nevi2018 on Jan 28, 2023:

"Be Still and Know That I Am God!"

Psalm 46:10 NIV

AGOCF - Bible Quotes #1

cynaemon on Jan 25, 2023:

AGOCF Bible Quote #1

As the swap does not specify that a specific version of the Bible must be used, I have chosen to use the King James Bible – 1611, which is written in Middle English. It is one of my favorite versions. And while the words may look a bit strange, they are NOT misspelled.

β€˜The 1611 King James Bible was written more than four hundred years ago when the English language was different. The original 1611 A.D. text, written in Early Modern English, shows the language with its Latin influence. Spelling was in Jacobean style which was not entirely standardized, but could be read phonetically. The original typeface was in Gothic style. Although both the typestyle and the older language of the 1611 version may be considered difficult to read by some 21st Century English readers, the translators produced an accurate translation known for its beauty, cadence, and poetic feel.’

Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares. Hebrews 13:2

cynaemon on Jan 24, 2023:

Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.Hebrews 13:2, KJB-1611

Fritosmom on Jan 23, 2023:

Before I became a Christian, I had a terrible problem with forgiving people for even the slightest infraction. AGOCF-Bible Quotes #1- Today I say "Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me." Matthew 6:14 For if you FORGIVE other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also FORGIVE you.

yvonne401 on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

I hope you liked the verses I chose for you.

Blessings,

Yvonne

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

….behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age.
Matt. 28:20

Jehovah Shammah - The Lord Is There/Present

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

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