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Date Joined: February 10, 2008
Last Online: September 4, 2009
Birthday: July 14
Country: Japan
Gyozas & Gas Station Taquitios....
My Flickr Photos

It's on the way, I promise!

I work really hard to maintain my 5.00 rating, so please, please, please PM me if your package hasn't arrived. I ALWAYS send my swaps!! I live in Japan, but my mail is handled by the U.S. military. When I ship internationally my packages are routed through the U.S. before heading to their final destination, so the usual delays of shipping internationally are typically even longer for my packages. I usually anticipate a minimum of 2 weeks shipping time, but it can take much, much longer. PLEASE PM me if you're getting worried!

A bit about me....

I'm a 36 y.o. mom of 3 and proud Air Force wife. We are currently stationed in Japan and are loving every minute of it!

I love to read, travel and would love to garden, but my greenthumb is dead and black with little patches of puffy, white mold growing on it...well, you get the picture:)

Boob Tube Faves

I was a huge fan of Sex in the City and still love it on re-runs, loved, loved, loved the movie! I love all the CSIs, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, Army Wives and, weird as it sounds, I recently starting enjoying King of the Hill, go figure.

Favorite Flix

Romantic comedies are my absolute fave, but I love all kinds of flicks. My all time favorites are Bridget Jones' Diary and Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason. Also at the top of my list are: Love Actually, the Jason Bourne Trilogy and Elvis' Blue Hawaii.

Not so crafty

I'm not crafty at all :( but I want to be so badly! I've made a few sad attempts at scrapbooking, spent tons of $$$ on supplies, but didn't end up being very productive. Lots of the crafting swaps here look really fun and hopefully some might be do-able for craft virgins like me; I'd like to try a Dotee Doll...

Helpful Hints

I'll be an easy-cheesey partner to have! Everything makes me happy! The following hints aren't "wants" or "only send..." they're just a few ideas in case you need a little help getting to know me :)

I don't really have a favorite color, but I really like brown/pink and brown/light blue combinations.

The only thing I collect are turtles figurines, the rest of my stuff is just a collection of whatever happens to catch my eye! I've recently developed an affection for penguins, but haven't started any actual collecting.

Some things I might like to receive are a few of my favorite American things that I miss so much but can't get here:

♥ Teen magazines for my girls (Tiger Beat, J14, GL, etc.)

♥ Duncan Hines Blueberry Streusel and Betty Crocker Cinammon Streusel muffin mixes!!!!

♥ Lemon Bar mix

♥ Black Ticonderoga pencils (my kids swear these are the best pencils in the world!)

I'm not a coffee or tea drinker and don't care for cinammon or floral scents. For smelly things I like citrus, melon, pear, any fruity type smells.

I LOVE candy, sweets of any and every kind (though I'm not a big fan of chocolates with mystery middles)

I love anything and everything kawaii (yes, I'm in hog heaven right now!).

I love office supplies, an obsession that has been taken to a whole new level here in Japan!

IMPORTANT Shipping Info!

Although I live in Japan, I have a U.S. military P.O. box address, so if you're in the U.S, only domestic shipping rates will apply (you only pay to ship to the west coast, the military picks it up from there for free!) but you'll still need to use a customs form.


eadaoin rated for ABC scavenger hunt part 4 on Oct 20, 2009
Comment: Nothing received and sender hasn't logged on since Sept 4. Happy to change rating if anything arrives...
janeengland rated for final ABC hunt on Oct 7, 2009
Comment: shame that i never got anything i was really excited when i got you as a partner as you have some really good ratings! i sent you a message a couple of days back but you still have not been on line- infact last time you was on line was the day you marked sent for this swap, i will gladly change the ratings if i get any thing.
Comment: I LOVE my whimsey jar. Thank you!!!
ladyrn rated for ABC scavenger hunt part 3. on Jul 17, 2009
Comment: I got my box of goodies today. You rock!! I love it all. Thank you so much for everything. Have a wonderful weekend.
Response: Glad you liked everything! That was a fun swap! Thanks for the 5 + <3 !
cllfdl rated for Jam N' Jelly on Jul 6, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much! I told the kids they were going to have mystery jelly for LUNCH! LOL thanks for including the candy and toys. Tristan thinks it is great to get things from other countries. A+++++ too you!
Response: Hooray! I'm so glad it got there safely! Thank you so much for your patience! And thank you for the 5 + heart!
MrsAnnaSue rated for Lake or Mountain Postcard on Jun 2, 2009
Comment: I visited Japan many years ago, I agree it is a beautiful country :) Thank you for the great postcard - Anna
Carriel rated for Lake or Mountain Postcard on May 30, 2009
Comment: Very nice! I lived in Japan when I was 12 for a year on the island of Kurushu... I've misspelled this I'm sure. My dad was stationed at Sasebo. It was a great experience. Great card!
bluewhale rated for State or Country Postcards on May 30, 2009
Comment: I've got your postcard for several time, but you didn't mention the swap title, so i dont know is for this swap, until i double check.... Anyway, the first postcard from Japan, thanks!
Hessa rated for Stickers for little boys!! on May 28, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable animal jar! I love that deco tape you used. So cute!! xoxo
Comment: Thankyou Brenda, some interesting memories there. Funny how these kinds of events seem to connect teh human race isnt it?
Comment: Thanks for your fun memories!! I enjoyed reading them....
Response: Thank you so much for the 5, and for contacting me!
Fairy20tails rated for Stickers for little boys!! on May 7, 2009
Comment: Thank you!!
VampiraGirl rated for Only in 3s Photo Swap on May 4, 2009
Comment: Thanks for sharing your fun looking vacation photos! I wish I was there. :) ^v^ Vampira Girl ^v^
rbd5050 rated for State or Country Postcards on May 4, 2009
Comment: SORRY! I rated you a bit ago and then just realized I must have not clicked the "save Ratings" button! Thank you for the card!!!
cynaemon rated for Only in 3s Photo Swap on May 3, 2009
Comment: Hi, Brenda, Thanks for sharing your lovely family in pictures. Best Wishes, Nathalie
RoseStryker rated for State or Country Postcards on Apr 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks!!
jcm716 rated for State or Country Postcards on Apr 27, 2009
Comment: thanks
Comment: OMG YOU WERE THE BEST PARTNER IVE EVER HAD!! in the whole 7 months of doing this! my family and i looooved all of the kit kats and the socks! are gonna make 2 ppl happy since i dont wear toe socks lol. thank you SOOO much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Sorry about the toe socks! They're definitely a love 'em or hate 'em kind of thing! Thanks so much for 5 + heart!
nauheimer rated for State or Country Postcards on Apr 23, 2009
Comment: thank you very nice postcard

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SweetClementine on Dec 31, 2009:

I'm sorry to have to drop you from the Edibles group, but your ratings no longer meet our group requirement. I hope that you'll be able to return to Swap-bot in 2010 and make up your commitments. Best wishes!

Jenzeestyle on Jun 12, 2009:

i got the lovely postcard a few days ago, thanks so much for adding to my collection, the hello kitty stamps you guys have are amazing.

nicole309 on Mar 4, 2009:

Thank you so much for the cute and sweet goodies from the edible swappers tag! It was worth the wait!

heliogal on Dec 2, 2008:

WOW!!!! What an amazing snack package you got together for me. It is so fun to have all these crunchy snacks from Japan. We ate one small bag with the veggie flavored potato strips and they were soooo good! Thank you for such a generous, thoughtful package! <3 <3 <3 =)

florian on Nov 21, 2008:

thank you so much for the souvenirs from japan:)

Banshee on Sep 9, 2008:


Just to invite you to All the music I have swap

join us, please! =)

ViviRK on Jun 5, 2008:

I've got your re-send package and, OMG! it was just wonderful! Just as much as the first one! You deserve million hearts! If anyone else reads this, Brenda is a sweetie and her packages are pure goodness!!

dreamrains on May 6, 2008:

Love your cherry blossom photos! I remember kyoto was a tourist mob in cherry blossom season and I wouldn't even set foot there. I bet you're enjoying the beauty!!! Yesterday was children's day, hope you had a good celebration with your babies! :D

cobaltgypsy on May 5, 2008:

Konichiwa! I've a soon-to-be 14-year-old gal who loves the magazines you have listed for your daughters--maybe we can set up a private swap between our girls? pm me! blessings, Gypsy

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