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Date Joined: April 28, 2014
Last Online: April 11, 2018
Birthday: December 20, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I've always loved the mail- it's the first thing I check when I get home from work and I miss it on Sundays.

I'm a married mother of two daughters (8 and 10), I teach high school art and live in southern California, "The OC."

Things I LOVE:

Anything from a stationary or office supply store (I love Back to School time for all the new stuff) fun paper folders stickers Post-Its rubber stamps (used are fine) any kind of tape envelopes (of any size) clips of any kind and unique pens unique small boxes, bags, containers Postage stamps (used or new) Things to make my planner pretty Anything to do with Art, especially Art History Who doesn't LOVE Washi Tape


I LOVE anything miniature!

I have a big interest in anything UK themed/related (in my next life I will be English).

My favorite colors are actually not colors- black and white, but I like the occasional splash. Pink especially.

I LOVE CANDY! I love everything but black licorice.

Things that have a history are interesting to me. Items that either ARE old/used or images of things that are old (typewriters, rotary phones, keys, anything to do with writing and mail, etc.) Used things have character!

I run, walk and hike for exercise (but mostly so I can eat how I want and look decent for my age) and I very much appreciate someone with good wit and sense of humor, it's hard to offend me! I enjoy wine and coffee, but not a big tea fan. I'm very creative, organized and I love getting and sending fun, mail with more than just a stamp.

I'm happy to shell out the extra postage for international swaps!

Favorite Music

I love 80's alternative, but can't live without U2 or Coldplay. Foster the People are my current favorite band.

Most of the time in the car on my way home from work I listen to Pod Casts. My favorites are TED Radio, This American Life, How to do Everything, For Crying Out Loud and The Moth.

Favorite Television

Survivor, Breaking Bad, True Blood, Homeland, House of Cards, Derek, The Middle, Modern Family, Girls, Project Runway.

Have not and will not watch Real Housewives or most other 'reality' shows that don't involve creativity of some sort.

Tastes for Tastes

LOVE: Candy (anything with sugar as its first ingredient-hard, soft, chewy, etc.), Chocolate (in any type/form), Anything Fruity or Fruit Flavored, Salty, Crunchy, Nutty, Spicy, Mustard, Teriyaki, Black Pepper, Corn/Corn based crunchies, anything covered in toffee, or toffee itself, Spitz Brand Sunflower seeds... Any flavor, but especially Cracked Pepper and Dill Pickle

HATE: Anise, Black Licorice, spice flavored candy,Seafood (in any way, shape, type, flavor or form), Mayonnaise

INDIFFERENT: Organic, All-Natural, Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten, Dairy, Nuts (I have NO allergies or dietary restrictions). As long as you avoid my HATES, I'll love whatever I am lucky to get from someone).

NO, thank you

I don't have an interest in Smashbook, ATC or scrapbooking stuff (loose cut-outs and such).

I appreciate the hard work you all do on hand made crafts and other items, but I prefer store bought things.

I do not like Disney or anything cutesy, cartooney or anything to do with stuffed animals.

"Blingy" or Bedazzled stuff is not my style.

Don't like puffy paint, or anything with puffy paint on it.

I'm not really into animals. I respect them and would never, ever purposely harm any living creature, but I don't like anything related to animals. I'm more of an inanimate object type of gal. (I have an adopted rescue dog and cat which I love and spoil but, in general, I don't like animal "stuff."


schaefchen rated for Super Secret Pen Pal on Aug 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter (which I still have to translate) and the teas
raniheartspaper rated for Supply destash on Aug 13, 2014
Comment: What a huge package! Thank you for all the goodies!
Hillarymarie rated for Fill up a Pencil Case on Aug 10, 2014
Comment: Thanks Janine for all of the goodies! I love the color pink so everything was perfect! I had so much fun going thru everything checking it all out! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it, I had fun putting it together. Everyone has a different taste for school supplies but I tried to pick things that I would want to get.
DFerrari911 rated for I Wish for Something....(Color) on Aug 8, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the halloween stickers and washi samples. I can't believe fall/halloween is just around the corner.
cookingbear rated for Washi Scavenger Hunt on Aug 8, 2014
Comment: I love them all! The only two I already have are the owls and the blue stripes. But I only have about 4" left of the stripes! The collection you came up with is great!
Response: So glad to hear it, thanks for the rating!
sammybongo rated for Candy Treat Bag on Jul 30, 2014
Comment: I am so happy your my partner again for this. You pick out the best different sweets ever. I love everything so much, And everything is so old school. I will angle if your partner does not send from the last swap.
CindasSnailBox rated for Orange swap on Jul 28, 2014
Comment: WoW....lovely variety of orange goodies. I especially love the vintage orange postage stamps & the glittery orange nail polish : ) THANKS for all of the orange sweet treats as well : )
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Color me Perfect! on Jul 24, 2014
Comment: Absolutely fantastic package. I love everything you sent!! The papers, stickers, notecards, stick-up, candies, HAWAIIAN COFFEE! The pens, bottles of glitter, stamps and all the goodies are awesome! Your presentation is gorgeous!! I love how you decorated the box! Camels and hedgehogs, chinchillas and alpacas OH MY! Your package made my whole month!! ;) <3 Lots of hugs and happy swapping!!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I really had fun putting it together. Great feedback like yours makes all the effort fun and worth it. THANK YOU!!!!
Lumona rated for Cut Up a Grocery Box #11 on Jul 24, 2014
InUrDreamzz rated for Quick washi swap on Jul 23, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great washi samples and the extras! Love them! Also, your handwriting is beautiful. I will definitely have to save the envelope!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank for the generous rating- I enjoyed putting your swap together. Cheers!
liveve308 rated for Washi Tape Samples!! #3 on Jul 23, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection!! I've wanted to buy the one with the wooden look but haven't gotten arund to it yet so it's nice to have some of it now :D (Your lettering on the envlope is amazing!!)
Response: Oh, goodie! I aim to please, so it makes me happy that you're happy. Thanks for rating!
sunshinesuperman rated for Note Cards with Flair on Jul 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely assortment of notecards and Flairs. Flairs were my first love in highschool many moons ago when it came to decorating envelopes. I have been a mail fan for over 50 years. Nice swap and I adore your beautiful penmanship. Hugs, Mona
Response: Mona, you are so kind. I'm so glad you liked the assortment.
mycatbutters rated for Red swap on Jul 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you. I loved everything. I haven't had Hot Tamale candies since last Halloween so these really hit the spot :)
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the rating!
Elliepatterson rated for Cut Up a Grocery Box #11 on Jul 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully decorated grocery box PC! I must say for your very 1st cut up cardboard PC you did an excellent job! It was happy mail for me. Glad to meet you in this swap. Summer blessings,
Response: So glad you liked it. Just realized I also sent to you for the Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt... lucky us!! I really appreciate your generous ratings. Happy Swapping!
Comment: CANDYYY!!!!!!
LynnMoore rated for Rainbow washi swap on Jul 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you for sharing your awesome photos with me in this swap. I enjoyed viewing all of them. You had some pretty interesting photos. I loved the dog photo!! I know I am a brat for being late in rating you. I humbly apologize. Blessings,
georgiafae rated for PIMM Happy Mail #1 on Jul 9, 2014
Comment: First thing I noticed about the envelope was Mr. Depp and then started noticing other things and went hey-these are my like from my profile! Good job and thanks for little embroidery kit-the hanger is just too cute. Thanks for my Happy Mail!
Response: Glad you liked it and thank YOU so much for the great rating!! Cheers!
sammybongo rated for Hard Candy Treat Bag on Jul 8, 2014
Comment: Hello there. Thank you for the yummy cool looking hard candy. I can't wait to try them all yum yum. thank you so much.
Response: So glad you like the package and thank YOU for the generous rating. Enjoy!!!
lou rated for Security Envelope Mail Art VII on Jul 5, 2014
Comment: SO PRETTY -- loved it all, thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you!! I had fun decorating it. I appreciate the generous rating. Happy Swapping!

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paraxparaxnoia on Jun 26, 2014:

Thanks for the link :))

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