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Fenix825

Fenix825
Date Joined: June 8, 2009
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
My Etsy Favorites
My Amazon Wishlist
My daughter Daliana's Etsy Favorites
doTERRA essential oils
Funko Pop Wishlist

Last update: 5/18/2018

We have been having a LOT of issues with mail in our area. Some swaps and RAKs I have been expecting have gone missing or are taking a LONG time to get to me. Same with outgoing swaps. Over the last month, I have had to re-send 3 swaps that never made it. I have been in to the PO to talk to the supervisor there and they can't give me an explanation. Please let me know if you don't receive a swap from me. I will resend it if it doesn't make it.

Update 4/13/2018

I am scaling back on the number of swaps I will be participating in or hosting and wishes I am granting for a little while. There are some things going on in my life right now that are pulling me in a lot of directions and causing a ton of stress. If you're a praying person, I ask that you please pray for me and my family. We have some tough unspoken prayer requests and God knows the reasons why. Thank you.

Hi, my name is Christina

I'm 37 years old. My birthday is August 25th. I am married to the love of my life Steve. We have been married since January 20, 2001. We've been together over 20 years. Our daughter Daliana was born July 5, 2008. We live in a city called Clermont, FL, which is near Orlando.

Unfortunately both of our kitties are no longer with us. On 2/14/17 we lost our first furbaby Augie (pictured below on the left). He was 17 years old. We lost our other furbaby Abby on 12/4/17 (pictured below on the right). She was 15 years old. Both of them have left footprints on our heart that will not fade.

Being a mom is one of the most exciting things that's ever happened to me. I look at my daughter every day and count my blessings for having her in my life.

I work at Walt Disney World here in Florida. It's a lot of fun getting to work where so many of my friends vacation. If you have any questions about Disney or need any tips or tricks, let me know!



I think green and I do like to reuse packaging, so please don't be surprised if you see an envelope or box that looks used.

I'm also pretty crafty and create my own envelopes at times out of various things (magazines, folders, etc).

This helps keep more junk out of landfills.


My favorite crafts are inchies, mini pocket letters, matchboxes, ATCs, handmade postcards, mail art, photo collages, making my own notecards, mini zines, sticker crafts, painting, making pet rocks, beading, weaving with loom kits, and plastic canvas art. I dabble a little bit in sewing, but I'm not really that good at it.

I really want to learn to crochet. I kind of sort of can do a single stitch basic crochet, but I want to be able to make something more than just a coaster or square towel lol.

I just made my first dotee doll for a sender's choice swap and it was SO much fun! I think I found a new fun crafty adventure!

I an an avid photographer (Nikon D3200) and spend most of my time taking photos in and around Walt Disney World. My specialty is fireworks.

I would love to get my hands on any items to help my crafty endeavors.

I love Pinterest and you can check out my crazy fun boards HERE


If for some reason you do not receive a swap or a tag from me, PLEASE send me a message and let me know! I know that things get lost in the mail and I send all of my swaps & tags out on time. Same thing if you ever get something with "Postage Due". I try to weigh all of my items accurately, but mistakes can happen.


What I pledged

I rate as soon as I receive a swap, and appreciate you doing the same for me.


I love private swaps! If you are a swapper in good standing and would like to set up a private swap, please let me know!

  • My favorite animal is a giraffe

  • My favorite colors are red and black

  • My favorite flower is a tiger lily

  • My favorite scents are vanilla, gardenia, coconut, and eucalyptus

  • My favorite gemstone is a peridot

  • My favorite movies are Disney movies, suspense, action, drama, horror, romance

  • My favorite bands/musicians are Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hoobastank, Live, LL Cool J, 30 Seconds to Mars. My current obsession for music is Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence

  • My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games series, the Twilight series, anything written by Stephen King or John Grisham, the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card, and the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child.

  • My favorite chocolate candies are (in no particular order): Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Mounds, Kit Kats, Hershey bars, Tootsie Rolls, Mr. Goodbar, Snickers, M&Ms (plain or peanut), Raisinettes, Junior Mints.

  • My favorite fruity type candies are Orange Tic Tacs, Cherry Airheads, Twizzlers, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, gummy bears, Pez, Haribo raspberry candies.

  • My favorite gum flavor is cinnamon or regular good ol fashioned bubble gum flavor.

  • My favorite Kawaii characters are Pippo the Pig (Kobutanopippo), Monokuro Boo, Piggy Girl, Mamegoma, & Pusheen

  • My favorite Altoids are cinnamon.

  • My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate followed closely by French Vanilla flavored coffee and Twinings French Vanilla chai tea.

  • My favorite holiday is Halloween, followed closely by Christmas.

  • My favorite foods are Italian and Chinese

  • My favorite snacks are pretzels, Cheez-its, Chex Mix, popcorn, and chips.

  • My favorite cartoon characters Piglet and Tweety

  • My favorite constellation is Orion

  • My favorite Disney princess is Aurora & my favorite Disney villain is Maleficent

  • My favorite chain restaurants are Chili's, Applebee's, Cici's Pizza, Black Angus, Red Lobster, Waffle House, Chick Fil A


In no particular order, here are items I love and would love to receive goodies that relate to this list:

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... They're so cute! I love to collect them!!!

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...doTERRA essential oils

...Steampunk inspired jewelry

...soy candles

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...unusual crystals

...Gel pens (I especially love PaperMate Ink Joy gel 0.7)

...foreign currency (coin or paper)

...washi tape

...World of Warcraft

...maps from any country or theme park

...fun travel brochures from other countries

... items like sticker flakes, memo sheets, notecards, trinkets and more!

...vintage photographs

...pressed pennies

...inappropriate items (cuss words, nudity, sexual innuendos, etc - they usually make me laugh. But no violence/animal cruelty please!)

...fat quarters

...tea in any flavor (I'd love to try some new ones!)

...K-cups for my Keurig (give me something yummy to try!)

...coloring books (not just adult ones!)

...old calendars that can be repurposed

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... nail polish

...earrings (I have 3 holes in each ear)

...traveling

...cute giraffe or pig items

...funky pens

...old black and white photos

...Bath & Body Works products

...stickers (no teacher's reward ones please)

... items

...seashells

...custom made swap cards

...nifty personalized address labels

...interesting stationery

...gold jewelry

...sheet music pages

...tattoos (I have 7!)

...Christian-themed religious items

...playing poker

...roller coasters

...handmade soap

...Tweety

...anything with my birthstone (peridot)

...Universal Studios Orlando

...gum! I love most flavors of it.

...anything Sanrio (especially Pippo the Pig - he's retired now)

...making bookmarks

...inchies

...ATCs

...ephemera (especially vintage -- old photos, ticket stubs, puzzle and game pieces, brochures, magazines, books, etc).

...postcards

...personalized things with my name on them

...handmade envelopes

...amigurumi

...magazines, newspapers, book pages, etc in languages other than English


My Christmas / Stocking Stuffer Wishlist:

I enjoyed participating in stocking stuffer swaps for 2017 and hope to do some in 2018, so this may help give an idea of items I would like to receive if they are profile based. I appreciate anything sent and can't wait until December to open all of my goodies!

  • Gel pens (I especially love PaperMate Ink Joy gel 0.7)
  • Hair ties / scrunchies / headbands (I prefer cloth over elastic...my hair is super thick)
  • Washi tape
  • Sharpie markers or pens (any colors other than black)
  • Mini hand sanitizers
  • Car air fresheners
  • Cute earrings (I have 3 holes in each ear)
  • Packages of note cards
  • Cinnamon Altoids
  • Gum (any flavor)
  • Orange Tic-Tacs
  • Pez refills
  • Reusable tote bags
  • Travel activity kits
  • Bath bombs
  • Nail polish
  • Potholders
  • Dish towels
  • Mini sketch pads
  • Stationery sets
  • Most anything from the $1 spot at Target or Michael's!
  • Cute holiday ornaments (can be handmade!)

Please note, for these swaps, I will at least rate a 5 when I receive it. Hearts and extra comments will come whenever I open them come December.


I don't like...

...the smell of cigarette smoke

...anything that is dirty or dusty

...teacher's reward stickers

...glitter (I am ok if an ATC or inchies or a piece of art has glitter, but I would not wish to be glitter bombed while opening a package!)

...scrapbooking materials (The only exception is paper -- I can use the paper for other crafts)

...Barney

...Not a fan of silver jewelry

...really overpowering scents

...recipe cards. (I don't use them, so I'd prefer not to get them. If you do send them to me, they will just get passed along to another swapper).

...things that promote hate or cruelty in any form


About my hubby...

His name is Steve.

His birthday is Valentine's Day.

He likes:

...playing poker

...collecting baseball caps (ones that are adjustable, NOT fitted)

...reading (fantasy, sci-fi, mystery)

...Axe products for men (body wash, sprays, deodorants, shaving cream, etc.)

...World of Warcraft

...Grumpy

...football (Miami Dolphins)

...author Robert Jordan

...he's a meat & potatoes kinda guy

...Vision Quest is his favorite movie

...Snacks: He loves chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered almonds, Hershey's with almonds, peanut M&Ms, pretty much anything chocolate lol.

...Favorite chips: Ruffles, Doritos, Cheetos, BBQ Lays, Cool Ranch Doritos.

...Favorite bands & musicians: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, Journey, Phil Collins, Metallica

...He collects $2 bills and silver coins

...Foreign currency - he'd love to get something from a different country


About my daughter...

Her name is Daliana.

Her birthday is July 5th.

I would love to receive items that are personalized with her name since it is so unusual.

She likes:

...anything to do with painting or coloring or art - she is super artistic and wants to be an artist when she grows up

...playing guitar

...blank sketch pads

...Legos

...Lego minifigures

...gel pens

...kids activity books

...singing

...Lalaloopsy minis

...Disney Princesses (her favorite is Princess Aurora)

...Mad Libs

...Minecraft

...books! She reads at an 8th grade level and loves it.

...unicorns

...rainbows

...Chick-Fil-A

...playing dress up

...cute cats / kittens

...her favorite dinosaur is a t-rex

...loom weaving - she has a kit from Walmart that she uses to make cute little potholders out of so any weaving loom refill kits would be great!

...American Heritage Girls

...swimming

...Cheeto's puffs

...McDonald's

...All of the items on Daliana's Etsy favorites


Sizes

All sizes are listed as they are found in the USA

Mine:

Shirt Size: Large

Pant Size: 12

Shoe Size: 8 - 8 1/2


Hubby's:

Shirt Size: 2XL

Pant Size: 46"

Shoe Size: 11 Wide


Daughter's

She wears youth L shirts and child size 10-12 pants

Her shoe size is 2 1/2 - 3 right now

Favorite Shops

Here are some of my favorite shops and links to them. I would love gift certificates to any of them:

Amazon

Starbucks

Yes You Canvas!

Etsy

Redbubble

Think Geek

Jinx

Swaps I have been flaked on:

@hyleigh flaked on Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End July - Angel by @Rimbar & @Ryleighsmom - THANK YOU!

@leonarasnick58 flaked on Kids Fill My Stocking Swap - June - Angel by @susieq11 - THANK YOU!

@KeeKeeCrafts flaked on Fill My Stocking - April - Angel by @spotteddogs - THANK YOU!

@redrooster flaked on Dollar Store Stocking Stuffer #1

@amandafaith2 flaked on 100,000!. Angel by @racheljohnson - THANK YOU!

@bowlofsurreal flaked on Photographing your City/Town. Angel by @bombardiette - THANK YOU!

@Jodie flaked on Doodle Postcard #9. Angel by @KatyC - THANK YOU!

Hopefully this wall of shame doesn't have to grow much more.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much Christina! I love everything you sent me~Praying you feel better soon!
Response: I am so glad that you liked it all! It was fun to put together for you.
kfaye rated for Stuff My Stocking 2018 - Mar/Apr - USA on Apr 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer :D I use a trunk to keep my gifts in, so size doesn't matter! I can feel that it's a plate...I don't peek but I squeeze! :)
Response: I hope you like it! I do the same thing with mine until December :D
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Send an envie of RAIN on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed the R A I N envelope of goodies! The bookmark is so pretty! Thank you! Hearts to you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! It was fun to put together!
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Comment: In my stocking it goes-thx!
Response: Hope you enjoy it!
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Comment: Hilarious songs, thank you! The Southpark one is classic, I was so obsessed with that soundtrack as a kid. Love it!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them! This was a fun swap for sure! I feel like we need to start a thread in the group with everyone's song list!
MissBrenda rated for Hello...Yellow! (send 2) on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely items! Happy swapping to you.....
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Hope they brought some sunshine to you :)
starrycat rated for FS: little tea swap on Mar 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the tea samples you sent!
Response: You're welcome! Hope you enjoy them!
ttbishop rated for Mixed Media Boners on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! I do like it! :-D
Response: You're welcome! It's so fun to make these ATCs!
RiverTopanga rated for QUICK ATC Swap on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the ATCs.
Response: You're welcome!
January rated for QUICK 3 Favorite Things on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the excellent envelope of items! I've never seen inchies/twinchies before, so thank you for those as well!
Response: So glad you liked it! I'm happy you got to see something new!
laurieburkett17 rated for FS ~ Send 10 ~ USA on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Loved it all!
Response: I'm so glad! :) It was fun making it for you!
stephiedee rated for Cuss Symbol Mail Art - #@$*&! on Mar 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! :)
MyRetroSoul rated for Inappropriate ATC - February on Mar 2, 2018
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Comment: Love it! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad! I had fun making it :D
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Comment: BWAHAHAHA!!! You were right: those swap cards can only be used for T.I.T.S. swaps exclusive! :D The poem is so wonderful... hihihi... I had even mor fun to think of the post clerk that cleans the "shredding machine"... Thank you so much! I look forward to use those cards - they are so... special... gnihihihi....
Response: ROFL I am so glad that you liked them. I was laughing so hard as I was making them. The fact that the first envelope was shredded in the process makes me just giggle thinking about what the post office workers thought when they picked the cards up. I can't wait to hear how some T.I.T.S. members react to them lol. Oh! By the way - I saved the file so if you want me to send it to you I can or I can always make more!
Wooper rated for FS: memo sheets on Mar 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of different memo sheets! :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked them!
ContraryHousewife rated for FS ~ Send 10 ~ USA on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the labels and swap cards. Very useful.
Response: You're welcome! It was fun putting the envelope together for you.
susieq11 rated for FS: memo sheets on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the memo sheets! I love the "Optimistic To Do List" ha ha!! So many cute ones - I appreciate it!!! : )
Response: I'm so glad you like them! That "Optimistic To Do List" made me laugh too. I feel like a lot of my days are like that!
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ Send 10 ~ USA on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies. I appreciate the effort you took to personalize my envelope.
Response: You're very welcome! I had much fun putting it together!
AmericanHeiress rated for Box of Sunshine - US only on Feb 26, 2018
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Comment: Christine, thanks so much for your amazing communication on the update of the box and for all the fabulous goodies. You so spoiled me, even though half of them went to my minis, my son immediately got ahold of the whoopie cushion and my daughter ran off with the Disney plushies, Everything else was amazing and I will put to great use. Made me smile on this crazy Monday.
Response: YAY! I am so glad that you liked it! I wasn't intending on the kiddos grabbing stuff, but glad it worked out that way. It was fun getting to put this box together for you :)
Angie rated for EJ: Ephemera ATC on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Hello, hello! What a pretty ATC you sent me. I love it! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! It was fun to make it!

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2018:

mom

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

ChrisAnne on Mar 20, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home which swap-bot still calls The Christian Homestead. Please jump right in and join the fun!

freespirit66 on Mar 19, 2018:

My apologies for the late thank you for the February wish you granted to me through the Wishlist group. I had surgery and was recovering. Am home now and catching up on mail.

I am so excited to use the Que Bella face mask and Biore nose strip. I really like the Que Bella line of face masks, but have not yet tried the one that you sent me.

A little pampering at this time goes a long way for boosting my spirits. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

yvonne401 on Mar 1, 2018:

Thank you @Fenix825 for the AWG February wishes of birthday stickers, Christian stickers and Easter stickers!

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

VivaLaDiane on Feb 5, 2018:

Hey lovely!! How are you doing? xoxo♥♥

EmJayBe on Feb 3, 2018:

Hi Christina! Thanks for the note! If you wanna do another PS let me know; I'm swapless at the moment haha. Hope you and your family are having a nice weekend!

milamilamura on Feb 1, 2018:

Hey! Thanks for checking up on me :) Looks like my mail is catching up slowly, but surely. I just moved to a new place and I'm so excited to see I'm already getting mail, yay! So I'm hopeful everything will be back to normal a lot sooner than I expected, and yes, your letter made it SO fast, I was impressed and really excited about it! Thanks for the good wishes, hope you're having a lovely February so far!

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