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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET
Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: April 29, 2017
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States

About Me

***UPDATE 4-29-17 I am still waiting to be rated for 4 swaps, please message me if you have not received them, I did message all 4 and only 1 got back to me. I have no problem with re-sending, I am never late on a swap, I always try to mail as soon as partners are assigned. ***

Layla and I are still battling an ear infection, she is a lil worse than I am, she is on strong antibiotics and her stomach is not feeling well.

I have reached my Goal of 30 letters in the month of April for the write_on challenge

I am almost at my goal of 100 letters for 2017 I have to update my lists, BUT I( know I am not far from 100)

If you have NOT received a swap from me, please by all means let me know, if I see i am not getting rated I will contact you about the swap. If you have not received a rating from me, please message me. I just went through all my messages, tried to get caught up on type 1 swaps (ratings) If I owe you postage, I have no problem reimbursing you, I usually take my swaps to the post office to get weighed, but you just never know. They can be wrong too!

****I love snail mail of any kind****

My goal is to write 100 letters in 2017. I will be hosting a lot of letter swaps. Especially in the month of March through May

I will also be hosting letter swaps for the write_on challenge clickhere

I am also a member of the Letter Writers Allience clickhere

Mom of 3, I love baking, facials, writing letters, books (of any kind), long walks, going to the gym, COFFEE, note cards, postage stamps (new/used), post cards of any kind. I love pocket letters, I am not doing them right now, I will pick it back up in September. I love spring and fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, St Patrick's Day. The Dollar Tree and Target are my favorite places to shop. I love the color purple and hearts. Mail art!!! LOVE mail art!! Zebras, Giraffes, Notebooks, Note cards, post cards, stickers WASHI, LOVE WASHI, embellishments. Postage stamps, tags, paper. Yarn and tulle shopkins and Mcdonald happy meal toys for my 3 yr old. Fairies, and polka dots

I am thankful for what you send me, even if it is just mail art and a letter inside an envie, I always try to write back, sometimes life gets the best of me and, I do forget to write you back, PLEASE send me a message. I love ephemera, and random envies!!! In desperate need of handmade envies Anything Christian! Post-its Bible study materials, highlighter markers, book marks, (hand made books marks or store bought) list pads, notebook, journals when in doubt send me a book of any kind or newspaper articles. I love anything vintage, from any era, I love the 80s and 90s. New Kids on The Block, vintage toys, smurfs, strawberry shortcake, rainbow brite, Alf, Kirk Cameron, Punky Brewster. All the shows from the 80s and 90s

Just a quick note.... my friends call me V, I usually sign all emails, correspondence...V. I do add swap-bot user name to all swaps.

I study Herb Science anything about herbs you send me with gain you a heart.

HAPPY SWAPPING!!


Favorite Books

V.C Andrews, Murder Mysteries, Horror Christian books Edgar Alan Poe

Magazines; Any craft Any cooking Dot to dot books Cross word puzzles Find the words Coloring pages or books National Geographic Travel magazine Any educational magazines.

I love newspaper clippings from your local newspaper. Anything easy to read, i am on the go all day long.

Prayer requests, bible verses on a note card, what your reading, book reviews,,Goodreads, anything book or magazine related. No politics please!!

Favorite Music

Gospel, Christian, Blues, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith LOVE classical BACH is one of my favorites. Opera Sierra Bogess, The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyed Webber ( have to read the book Phantom of the Opera)

Favorite Movies

Chick flicks, Horror, Mysteries, Documentaries, Christian films

Disney Finding Nemo Beauty & the beast Cinderella Sleeping Beauty Aladdin Tinkerbell Moana

Favorite Television

Anything educational, Fox news. Sci-fi, food network, Greta Van Susteran, The National Geographic channel has a show called MARS, I love it, my new favorite show. I also love the show Exorcist, I no longer watch AHS, I just got bored with it. Emerald City, and the ,mini series The Exorcist

Nat Geo channel, The Animal Planet, ID channel, lately I am getting into criminal shows. The new show Genius about Einstein is fantastik Tuesday nights 9pm EST

DISIKES

FLAKERS, Owls, they creep me out, skulls, anything gothic. I am a Christian woman. I do suffer with migraines and cluster headaches, please DO NOT send me strong scents, OK TO SEND ME peppermint, almond, tea tree, or coffee scents. I love any herbal tea, kava, yarrow root, ginger, any exotic is fine. I love lady, earl grey, english breakfast, and irish breakfast, in fact any breakfast tea is good. Any milk chocolate is good, dark chocolate just doesn't taste too good to me, I am fine with nuts, just not macadamia.

Ratings

spicemom rated for TCHH: In a note card... #7 on Apr 28, 2017
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Comment: Hi Vanessa Thank you I liked your answers and the pretty notecard. Spicemom
spicemom rated for PW~Bible verse on a note card on Apr 28, 2017
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Comment: Hi Vanessa Thank you I love the bible verses and the postcard and recipe Card Spicemom
USAFwife rated for Cinco de Mayo recipes on Apr 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks :)
yvonne401 rated for EF Flower Violet on Apr 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the info and pics! Awesome swap, my friend!
yvonne401 rated for EF Disney Princess Elena on Apr 27, 2017
5
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Comment: I loved the selection of pics and gifs that you sent to me! Thanks so very much! Yes, it is a shame that only you and me are in this swap. Enjoy your weekend!
5
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Comment: I loved the selection of pics and gifs you sent to me! Thanks so very much!
foxyroxy912 rated for JOPW Round 1 into letter on Apr 27, 2017
5
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Comment: Love all the colored ink you used to write the letter. Thanks, I will write back soon.
5
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice pics!
Vickimac rated for Friendly Postcard on Apr 27, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard, I loved it!
miablancs rated for EF- Disney Minnie Mouse on Apr 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for all your Minnie Mouse stuff I me! I am taking a break from swapping as I am having an operation on May 6th but due to the pain I am in they will put in next week if a cancellation comes up.
yvonne401 rated for EF- Disney Minnie Mouse on Apr 24, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute pics! I love Minnie Mouse!
athousandyears rated for EF- Disney Minnie Mouse on Apr 24, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
zerosummons rated for List It: My Grocery List on Apr 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your grocery list with me and for the extra blank shopping lists. I will put those to good use!
Response: your welcome thanks for the rate and the heart
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and the encouraging scriptures, really made my day!
Response: your welcome thanks for the rate and the heart
5
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Paula71 rated for OH NO! Not another washi tape swap 5 on Apr 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the washi!
yvonne401 rated for EF~ Butterfly profile deco on Apr 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Sorry for rating so late. I accidentally missed it the first time around. Great swap! Thanks so much!
Response: no problem thanks for the rate and the heart
redyellownow rated for Write a letter quick swap #10 on Apr 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi - thanks for your lovely letter - I enjoyed reading it :-) I do hope you are feeling better!
Vickimac rated for Kindness swap on Apr 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Oh my gosh V!! I LOVE the journal and I cried at your note, that was so sweet! Its going in a special place where I can read it when I need a pick me up. We HAVE to meet, maybe this summer when the weather is nice I can come up by you :) Thanks for the lovely card and the extras as well. Love ya!!
Response: Your welcome, i would love to meet. We can get a pizza and have some good laughs, thanks for the rate and the heart

Rating Overview

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Comments

yvonne401 on Apr 28, 2017:

EF Daisy Duck

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

Here's Baby Daisy Duck! Isn't she cute?

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Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 28, 2017:

Hi, Vanessa! I hope you like what I've chosen for you!

EF Flower Violet

Violets (Viola) are a genus of Spring flowering plants in the family Violaceae.

There are around 500-600 species of Violets in the genus.

Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however some are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes.

Violets are found in moist and slightly shaded conditions such as hedgerows.

Most Violets are small perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs.

A large number of species, varieties and cultivars are grown in gardens for their ornamental flowers.

Violets have been known for centuries with the ancient Greeks cultivating them about 500 BC or earlier.

The vast majority of Viola species are herbaceous, and a substantial number are acquiescent in habit – meaning they lack any noticeable stems and the foliage and flowers appear to rise from the ground; the remaining species have short stems with foliage and flowers produced in the axils of the leaves.

Violets typically have heart-shaped leaves. Their surface is either smooth or covered with fine hairs, depending on the species.

Flower is asymmetric and it consists of 5 petals; four are upswept or fan-shaped petals with two per side, and there is one broad, lobed lower petal pointing downward. The shape of the petals and placement defines many species, for example, some species have a “spur” on the end of each petal while most have a spur on the lower petal.

Solitary flowers end long stalks with a pair of bracteoles. The flowers have 5 sepals that persist after blooming, and in some species the sepals enlarge after blooming.

Flower contains both male (stamens) and female (pistil) reproductive organs. Even though some species are capable for self-pollination, most species are pollinated by insects.

Fruit of Violet is called capsule. It contains nutlike seeds that are catapulted away from the mother plant after explosion-like cracking of the capsule. The nutlike seeds have straight embryos, flat cotyledons, and soft fleshy endosperm that is oily. The seeds of some species have elaiosomes and are dispersed by ants.

Flower colors vary among the Violets, many of which are violet as their name suggests, and some are blue, yellow, white and cream. Some are bicolored, often blue and yellow.

Violet flowers symbolize delicate love, affection, modesty, faith, nobility, intuition and dignity. The meaning of the violet changes depending on the color of the flower and the person the flower is sent to. Blue violet flowers symbolizes love and faithfulness, white violets represent purity and chastity, and yellow violets symbolize high worth and goodness.

One quirk of some Violets is the elusive scent of their flowers; along with trepans, a major component of the scent is a ketone compound called ionone, which temporarily desensitizes the receptors of the nose, thus preventing any further scent being detected from the flower until the nerves recover.

Violets are very popular and often used in the industry of perfumes due to intense odor characteristic for this group of plants.

When newly opened, Violet flowers may be used to decorate cakes, salads or in stuffings for poultry or fish. Soufflés, cream, and similar desserts can be flavoured with essence of Violet flowers. The young leaves are edible raw or cooked as a somewhat bland leaf vegetable.

Violets contain substances such as anthocyanin's and cycloid's which act like antioxidants and show anti-microbial and anti-viral properties.

The Ancient Greeks and the Romans used Violets for all sorts of things such as herbal remedies, wine (‘Vinum Violatum’), to sweeten food and for festivals.

The Ancient Greeks considered the Violet a symbol of fertility and love; they used it in love potions. Pliny recommended that a garland of violets be worn above the head to ward off headaches and dizzy spells.

Napoleon Bonaparte declared Violets his own signature flower, and used the blooms to cover his wife Josephine’s grave when she died in 1814. In fact, he was called Corporal Violet by friends, after promising them he would return from his exile on Elba before violet season. Bonaparte’s supporters even used violets to determine if someone was loyal to him, by asking them if they liked the flowers – only a response of “Eh, bien” proved loyalty.

Violets is the state flower of Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Illinois, and New Jersey.

The violet is the official flower for the month of February.

The word ‘Violet’ comes from the Latin name ‘Viola’.

It is a shame that I was the only one who joined. These type of swaps are so much fun and so interesting.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

jaimierandolph on Apr 28, 2017:

Just dropping in to say Hi and I hope you have a great weekend! Don't know how to do the pretty little pictures or you'd be getting the biggest bunch of blue bonnets lol

HUGS- jaimierandolph

athousandyears on Apr 28, 2017:

Hey, I'm decorating your profile for APDG- Be A Disney Princess!- RAPUNZEL swap :)

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Kindest regards, -A.

yvonne401 on Apr 27, 2017:

Hi, Vanessa!

Here are some Princess Elena gifs:

Enjoy!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 27, 2017:

EF Disney Princess Elena

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I sent to you!

Princess Elena

I'm sorry, but I could only find the one gif so I thought I would include one video. Just click on it. I hope that is ok.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 26, 2017:

Welcome to Inches, Betwinchies & Twinchies Lovers! It's great to have you here! If you are interested in becoming an officer, please let me know.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 26, 2017:

APDG- Be A Disney Princess!- RAPUNZEL

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

What happened to my hair? Oh my!!

Here is baby Rapunzel. Isn't she cute?

I hope you enjoyed!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

drgngirl on Apr 26, 2017:

APDG- Be A Disney Princess!- RAPUNZEL

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Thank you for joining my swap!

Sahnetoffee on Apr 26, 2017:

APDG- Be A Disney Princess!- RAPUNZEL

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