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Emilycatherine1989

Emilycatherine1989
Date Joined: August 13, 2018
Last Online: August 5, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

Please NOTE: Due to coronavirus being in my area, my whole county is on lock down. Schools are closed countywide for the next two weeks. The only places open are the ones necessary for people's survival (no, I'm not trying to sound crazy, I think it's all blown out of proportion). Due to this, I'm probably not leaving my house much, as I still have school to do as they are moving courses online. If I don't rate you quickly, it's simply because I may only go to my PO once. That being said, I am sending mail directly from my house. Things are going to be crazy around here, so my apologies if mail is even slower from my area.

My name is Emily. I am 30 years old and live in the woods in Pennsylvania. I am married and have 2 wonderful little kids. My son is 8 and a seconder grader and my sassy little girl is two!

I am currently a full-time Veterinary Technology student. It's a lot more work than I had first anticipated! I sometimes fall behind on ratings due to having 2 projects and 2 papers due in one week, so please bare with me as I most certainly will rate you! Because of this also, if it's a pen pal swap (which I love doing), I take a bit to write back, so I hope you don't mind! My first semester is almost over, so I will have a lot more free time coming up! I probably am going to be MIA while in my second semester as I have 8 classes altogether (including live animal labs). I may do a quick and easy swap here and there but will be staying away for a little bit. My dream is to someday work with zoo animals. I plan on getting a Bachelor's possibly in Biology when I am finished with my Associates.

My hobbies include watching movies, listening to music, reading (when I have time other than my text books!), pen palling, paper crafting, and cosplay. I am a big history buff, especially anything medieval/Victorian. I love fashion from those times and someday when I learn to sew, I want to make some period pieces. With that, comes my love of faeries and Renaissance Faires. I would consider myself a woodland faerie type of person. Next year I am hoping to start a faerie garden! I love dressing whimsical, like a faerie. I love everything about Renaissance Faires and buying any piece for my garden, incense, crystals, anything of the likes of all that there!

I consider my fashion sense to be what I call boho-goth. You'll usually find me wearing something black and flowy (Stevie Nicks, my idol, is my fashion inspiration), but I'll sometimes be caught in neutral colors (whites, browns, greens, purples) as well and with a floral print. I was very much into the pin-up couture when I was 25, and have a hard time letting go of all my dresses! I also wear things with skulls on it, as anything macabre interests me.

This is going to sound weird, but serial killers fascinate me. I've studied them from what they've done to trying to pick their minds. I have textbook knowledge about a bunch of them!

I am Pagan, but I'm not entirely out there yet. I practice very conservatively and very privately. I do enjoy talking to people who are like-minded!

I am very much an old soul!

Favorite Music

I'm obsessed with Fleetwood Mac. Led Zeppelin is another favorite band. Anything classic rock is my type of music!

Favorite Books

I try to make time to read, but don't get enough time to! I don't know what my favorite books are, but I enjoy horror stories, have the complete collection of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and I love fairy tales!

Favorite Movies

I am a HUGE horror fan. Besides the things I watch and enjoy with my kids (Marvel, Disney) I really don't watch anything else. My favorite movie is The Silence of the Lambs. I love anything from psychological thrillers to some of the more gorey and suspensful horror movies. I enjoy campy horror flicks from the '80's. I'm not very big on horror movies today (although I'll still go see them). I don't find many of today's movies to be scary and they're pretty much the same story just told differently each time so I get kind of bored. The newest horror movie I enjoyed recently was It Chapter 2. I enjoyed the campyness of it!

Favorite Crafts

I'm big into snail mailing and mail art. I try to craft with my letters as long as I have the time to put into it. I do my best to put thought and heart into everything I do! I create a lot of homemade cards and flip books. I used to create a lot of pocket letters, but haven't had the materials to do so recently. I also enjoy making my own little embellishments whenever I find myself with the time to do so! I love theming my paper crafts. Some themes I enjoy are:

-Bohemian -Magickal (crystals, zodiac, and the likes) -FAERIES -Succulent/Cacti -Stars/space - Victorian/Medieval - Floral - Nautical - Mermaids - Dragons - Witchy/occult - SPOOKY/MACABRE

Dislikes

Unless it’s Halloween related and cartoony, I am VERY arachnophobia, so please don’t send things with spiders. I don’t mind Halloween stickers/washi with them, but anything realistic will make me cry. I have no use for post cards. Unless it’s a written on postcard for a swap, I do not need them. I'm not really into the whole kawaii thing.

PLEASE NOTE

My Post Office kind of sucks. For some reason, it seems like sometimes they work quickly, other times they work slowly. I get things returned to me for an extra stamp or two A WEEK AND A HALF after I initially sent, which makes some of my swaps late because they took that long doing who knows what to get something back to me that should have taken maybe 2 days tops. I try to use different post offices when I can, but when I'm at work, my mailing address post office is what I use. If I happen to get something returned back to me very late, I absolutely let my partner know. It seems sometimes, even when I put the swap in the mail box the day it's due, the post mark date on it is 1-2 days later. Unfortuantely, there's nothing I can really do about that. I try not to mail out on the last day possible, but especially while in school, it happens! If there's ever any kind of issue, please contact me first and we'll work it out! I also don't check my mail every single day, so if there's ever any type of issue, I make my partner aware of it as soon as I am!

Jewelry Making

Something I had wanted to get into a few years ago was jewelry making, but for some reason, I just never pursued it at the time. I decided to dive into it for a swap, and now I'm HOOKED! I'm starting off with beaded jewelry, but someday would like to expand my creativeness! I enjoy making things based off of themes I like. I am right now thinking about making a collection that I would describe as "fairy" jewelry: jewel tones, crystals, and fairy charms. I someday would like to make collections based off of certain eras of history that I enjoy, such as ancient Egypt, Medieval/Victorian, that sort of stuff!

Ratings

shellybuckmeier rated for Summer Themed Embellishments on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the summer themed embellishments! I love the paper you made the card out of! It's very pretty!
MikiJoyce rated for HUGE Washi Swap-Springtime Floral on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you your second swap make it safely to me (:
HelenG6 rated for HUGE Washi Swap- Nautical on Jul 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, I'll write back soon!
MikiCat2020 rated for Spooky Pals #1 on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and all the goodies. The stationary you used is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it-Love it!
Eulegirl rated for HUGE washi swap- Mermaids on Jul 8, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely mermaid washi!
jutrinc rated for Aesthetic Penpal Letter Swap on Jul 8, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the letter!! Love the whales and all the facts about you :). I’ll most probably respond!!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much Emily, I will respond as soon as I can!
penpallingfool rated for Mystery Pal Match Up on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: I will reply asap I got behind due to a visit from my 13 year old niece she will be 14 the day I turn 40 shes something special and lives 14 hours away so I soaked up all the time I could with her xx
Response: No worries, take your time!
rainydayangie rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH June on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all my mail and goodies! Loved it! My mailbox is very happy!
ayahsantos rated for HUGE Washi Swap-Springtime Floral on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much Emily! Take Care!
ayahsantos rated for HUGE Washi Swap- Summertime on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Emily! Take Care!
Nserviam rated for Kitchen Witch Swap on Jun 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for swapping!
Rosa1 rated for Litha Profile Inspiration on Jun 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Beautiful! and now you know a new thing <3 Thank you
Sequoia183 rated for Summer Themed Embellishments on Jun 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you. I am forwarding onto the next round. Reminder to please put name of swap somewhere. I go each year to the Renaissance Fair in Lancaster, usually in August. Am hoping this year it takes place. Enjoy your summer.
Response: Do you mean the PA Renn Faire? We try to go to that one each year too!
5
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Comment: I love this! Only bummer is it got damaged in the mail and sequins everywhere lol but I still love it!!! ❤️
Response: Oh no! I'm sorry that happened!
CraftyShana76 rated for Happy mail swap 2 on Jun 9, 2020
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Comment: I loved what u sent! I ❤️ Fleetwood Mac! I will definitely write back soon!! TYSVM!
Rosa1 rated for Spell Swap on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: thanks for the spells! I couldn't help but laugh a bit at great mind and all that ~ wait until you receive yours! I included a birthday spell :)
Twishlow rated for HUGE Washi Swap- Summertime on May 30, 2020
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Comments

Rosa1 on Jun 16, 2020:

I can't wait, the weather is finally warming up & excited for the solstice :)

Rosa1 on Jun 15, 2020:

Rosa1 on Jun 15, 2020:

Blessed Litha!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Katti on Feb 26, 2019:

Hi! Did you receive my letter for the PenPals international January swap? Please, don’t forget to rate! 🦊☀️🦋🐝🦉

PatrycjaBakiera on Feb 7, 2019:

Profile check for Crafty Pals Forever :)

gardengnome on Jan 31, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pocket letter you angeled for me. I received it today and thought it was so lovely. I really do appreciate it!

Emilycatherine1989 on Nov 19, 2018:

@kfaye thank you for the suggestion! So far in the past few weeks I've been lucky, but if I run into trouble again I think I'm definitely going to look into doing it that way!

kfaye on Nov 13, 2018:

I make my shipping labels with Paypal. You put in the address you are sending to, the weight, size and specify if it's a thick envelope or box, how you want it sent (first class, priority, media mail...) and it will calculate the exact postage required. Then you pay for your postage online and print out the label right from home, tape it to your package & drop it off at the post office. It includes a tracking number that is also stored in your paypal account. It's pretty awesome!

Emilycatherine1989 on Nov 4, 2018:

@MyRetroSoul thanks! So far in the past week I haven’t had any problems! Let’s hope it stays this way!

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