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Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: June 19, 2019
Birthday: February 24, 1985
Country: Canada
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About Me

I'm NOT swapping deco books at this point in time. Please do not send me any deco books to pass along!

PLEASE NOTE - I am not a fan of animal products. Please do not send me edibles/potables of any kind, including tea. Thank you for your consideration! ♥

I reached 1000 hearts on June 28th, 2012 - yay for happy mailboxes!


Hi, mystery reader! I'm a happily married mother of two girls - one is 12, the other is eight.

I'm a chronic insomiac, and cold weather tries it's best to kill me. I'd gladly hibernate through the winter if it were even remotely viable. I absolutely HATE being rained on, and I'm predisposed to hating gloomy days, especially if it's chilly outside.

Our herd - Two cats (Zoey and Koopa) and two dogs (Bowser and Ellie). We said goodbye to Boo in 2013. :(


Planner stuff: Yep, I'm one of those day planner-crazy people. (It's fun, and keeps me both organized and motivated. What's not to love?) I can always use planner stickers and such.

My planners:

  • my main planner is a standard-sized and A5-sized traveler's notebook with a variety of inserts; the weekly inserts I use have Erin Condren/Happy Planner-width columns, so any of those stickers will be perfect! (I use both standard-sized and A5-sized inserts.)

  • a bullet journal on occasion

I won't ever use any stickers related to coffee, religion, school, driving/cars, drinking/parties, or hair/spa stuff.


I used to play FFXI, FFXIV, WoW and GW2.

We have both the NES and SNES Classic consoles - I love those things, when I actually get a chance to use 'em! I do play Pokemon Go as well.

If you're an active Pokemon Go player and would like to add me to your friends' list, please do PM me - I'd be happy to exchange gifts with more people regularly! I'm very active outside of winter...winter and I don't get along all that well.

Latest game obsessions: Stardew Valley and My Time At Portia on PC. 。◕ ‿ ◕。


I do monthly meal planning, mostly for my family rather than myself. (They're quite omnivorous, and I'm not.) I don't know how I managed before I started meal planning, and I wish I'd started sooner! It makes things so much easier, both in terms of food prep and for grocery shopping. I'm always looking for new recipes to try, especially for main dishes.


TV -- It's VERY rare for me to watch TV at all, and when I do, it's probably on Netflix. I enjoy Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I was sad when the Hannibal series was cancelled. :(

Movies -- Like TV, it's very rare for me to watch movies. When I do, I'm open to almost anything, as long as it's not over-the-top senseless violence/gore-y. I used to LOVE horror movies, but after having kids, I just can't watch 'em. I have an intense dislike for "chick flicks". My genre of choice these days tends to be action or sci-fi - bonus points if it's funny.

Books -- I read a TON, whenever I get a few minutes to myself. I'll read anything I can get my hands on - I read too quickly to be very choosy. My books of choice are generally fantasy, sci-fi, horror or mythology-based, and I've developed a fondness for paranormal romance lately. My Stephen King collection is nearly complete, yay! If you have any book suggestions, please do share. I definitely prefer actual, physical books rather than e-books, though I do read in both formats.

Music -- My musical tastes are incredibly eclectic. My playlist bounces between anything from (old) Weezer to Etta James to Opeth to Operation Ivy to Beethoven. Current favorites: Howl by Florence + the Machine, Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.

Deco Books & Other Crafts

I'm not currently interested in swapping deco books - if it isn't for a swap, or returning a full deco of mine (I can dream, right?), please do not send me any deco books!

Themes I probably can't tackle: anything hand-drawn/painted, steampunk, zetti, anything particularly dark. (I have nothing against these themes whatsoever, they just aren't styles I can pull off.)

I seriously dislike corner-stapled deco books, and deco books with really bulky embellishments. If I have to send a single deco book as a package rather than letter mail, it's too bulky. (And I'll have to pay way too much to mail it.)


Other crafts:

  • I dabble in a bunch of other crafts: various paper crafts, cross stitch/needlework, simple sewing with felt, playing with seed beads, etc. I totally can't knit, crochet (unless single crochet chains count, hah!), or quilt, though I do wish I could!

  • I still make ATCs for other people once in a while, though pretty much only needlework ATCs. I should have a few examples of these in my gallery over at ATCs For All, if you're curious.

  • I am no longer collecting inchies, twinchies, or ATCs/APCs. The only twinchies I'm interested in are the few listed in my wishlist to finish a canvas. I have some NOT made by me (some inchies and twinchies, and a LOT of ATCs/APCs) that I'd be happy to trade for something else - take a peek at my wishlist and let me know if you're interested, and if there is a particular theme(s) that you're looking for.

Likes and Dislikes 。◕ ‿ ◕。

I like:

Preferred colours:

  • mint green (my favourite!) and soft pink, especially together

  • pastels (especially with a little pop of gold/silver/copper)

  • rainbow colours

  • pink and grey together


  • Animals - foxes, wolves, red pandas, servals, giraffes, owls.

  • Fruits - citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit.

  • Other themes and whatnot - hot air balloons, Gorjuss, arrows, geometric patterns, stars, planets, galaxies, mountains, nature scenes, leafy trees, cacti and other succulents.

  • Cutesy things - cute dinosaurs, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), cute Halloween, cute Pokemon, takochu.

  • TV/games, etc - Hannibal (the TV series), Star Trek, Tony Stark/Iron Man (comic or MCU-verse), Stardew Valley (computer game).

Misc: Planners and planner accessories, Pokemon Go, washi tape, reading, cross stitch, making things, music, BJDs, sunshine, gardening, cooking, learning, video games.


I DO NOT like: White or very light-colored washi tape. Foam anything. Animal products, including feathers. (Images of feathers are fine.) Hazelnuts. The color red. Aspartame. Black licorice. The smell of smoke or incense. Converty-religious stuff. Toe, knee-high or thigh-high socks. Realistic squirrels, horses, or deer. Twilight. Anything circus-related. Dicing onions, ugh. Patriotic themes.

I'm phobic of: Clowns, eyeballs, flying bugs. (Butterflies are okay.)

Wishlist 。◕ ‿ ◕。

  • washi tape (any, but especially the really narrow stuff)

  • A5 or standard/sized traveler's notebook inserts or dashboards, especially weekly/monthly planner inserts (handmade totally welcome!)

  • thin A5-sized notebooks

  • motivational bits and bobs related to health, wellness or weight loss (magazine clippings, etc)

  • seed beads or other small beads, crimp beads, tiny charms, jump rings

  • anything for a bullet journal and/or traveler's notebook

  • pretty binder clips

  • planner stickers, clips, and charms (I can always, ALWAYS use more planner goodies!)

  • cute flat stickers (especially if they're profile-based)

  • fingerless gloves; I'm almost always wearing them (handmade is more than welcome!)

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:

  • Nothing right now.


  • Nothing right now.

Flakers. :(

It makes me sad that I have to add this section, but here we go. I'm only going to list swaps which DO NOT have an angel at the top. (It was getting way too big otherwise, which is sad.) I have never once had a flaker make up a swap for me, and I'm veryVERY thankful for my lovely angels! Flakers and angels for other swaps will be listed separately. And another big THANK YOU to those lovely folks who angel things for people who get flaked on - people like you make swap-bot a better place! :)

(Everything to date has been angel-ed - yay!)


♥♥ My lovely angels! Yay! ♥♥ - @NaughtyElf | @piglet59645 | @yunasy | @susieq11 | @Mar1l1ze | @Juliajae | @TeaNi | @Tommie | @choke | @Rejoicing | @KatarinaNavane x2| @craftyish | @ladyb | @chelle523 | @PJ | @sostenson | @VivaLaDiane | @hlwolfe72 | @thisismeAXiD | @Beckster | @Cristin91 | @aliceinconverse | @Pashanista | @CrystalZ

Flakers! BOO! @mysistersdress | @layoutsfromtheheart | @Najean | @Stephiebear1234 | @Tigger679 | @TheArtistChick (on two swaps!)| @Mechanix | @SJsCraftyMom | @EllaBella (deleted account)| @CherylCraftCabin | @Creepygirl | @FickityTwists | @savvygal | @SIEN | @MoominStar9 | @ncfriend | @JenniferKaos | @emayees | @unvlmom | @jmvav (account deleted) | @luv2cre8 | @KaliTracer (on THREE swaps!) | @luckygurl13 |


Phenyx rated for Claim your wish! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for granting my wishes in this swap. 🙏
Comment: The recipes that everybody eats are the best! Great to read about your progress.
Comment: You had a great week, thanks for sharing!
mgallardo68 rated for Claim your wish! on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Amanda! I loved the washi samples and the cards (So thankful you sent them bagged because they arrived perfectly fine!) ♥♥
Comment: It was great to read about your success achieving your goals!
Comment: I just love bling & glitter too. Magpie confession...
Comment: You had a great week tackling all your goals. Well done. (The temperature here was 32 degrees today, but tomorrow only 22 - that is a drop of 10 degrees. Brrr).
Comment: Even with all that going on, you still worked on one of the original goals, that’s great.
Comment: Even some progress is still progress. You did work on your craft room, great.
Comment: It was great reading about your progress!
Comment: I totally get it. Rainy days make it hard for me to get stuff done too. But it sounds like you got some steps of most things done, which is great!
Comment: Good job on your goals. Would love to see your fox painting - it sounds great.
Comment: It was great reading about your progress. Make sure you pace yourself, take care of your back. Have fun trying the recipes :)
Comment: Great work on your goals!
Comment: Good job on your goals. So good of you to even do some home repairs. If I would feel sick/injured, I would not do anything in that regard in my house.
Comment: Great job on your weekly goals! Also working on home improvements? I also have to make a list ....
Comment: GREAT goals and job well done!!! Readings is always an ongoing goal, right?! I hope your back gives you some relief.Thank you for sharing! Julie
Comment: You did very well on your goals. Meal prepping is sometimes a lifesaver for me, too. If I know I will get home late - very tired - it is so wonderful to just have to warm up a handmade meal.
Comment: Thank you. You got a lot done this week!
Comment: A very productive week, a good job. You have been organizing a lot lately. Have a nice Easter weekend.

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HippieChick on Jun 13, 2019:

You are so sweet! And thanks for the planner clip love. I have had a few thoughts of making packs of them for sale but haven't jumped into that yet, haha!

Happy to send you a package of happy anytime. It's a bit freeing to send to another Canadian since I have portion control issues. ;)

Mye on Jun 8, 2019:

Thank you for an envie full of stickers and washi tape samples for my ISS May Wishlist. Thanks for using real and awesome stamps on the envie too! 💕

ncnurse04 on Jun 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for the delightful wish you sent me in the ISS group. It really brightened my spirits.

Wooper on May 23, 2019:

Yay, more ATCs! And so beautiful cards as well, thank you so much for sending me a May wish! ♥♥♥

vacths95 on May 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the cute things you sent to me from my ISS May Wishlist. I especially loved the cat related goodies :) Thanks so much! :)

Wooper on May 8, 2019:

What a huge bunch of ATCs you sent me for my Aprils wishlist! Thank you so much ♥

caf1988 on Apr 20, 2019:

Thank you for the CPG wishlist butterfly atcs.

EEK!!! Love them so much! I know the washi was just to make shipping safer, but I'll enjoying flipping them like a book!

stiffneck78 on Apr 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the CPG Tag Pick 2-Global. I love what you chose for me.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Stickerz78 on Mar 29, 2019:

Thank you for the address labels for the CPG March Wishlist!

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