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MySlideShowLife

MySlideShowLife
Date Joined: May 24, 2010
Last Online: June 3, 2020
Birthday: June 1, 1988
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, thanks for stopping by my profile...

I am Della a 32 year old stay at home Mother of a 4 year old little girl

We currently live in Upstate New York but my heart is in Salt Lake City, Utah (We are not Mormon or even close to it in case you were wondering) & can't wait to move back there.

I find the most joy with animals & nature. I am a dreamer, a planner if you will, I am still working on the doing part though.

I am one of the most contradictory people you will ever know, yet I understand who I am better than most, what I like tends to be polar opposites to each other. Life, Death. Religion, Occult... it just goes on. I like to see & understand both points of view.

I love to do swaps & don't send anything I wouldn't be happy getting, I try my best for hearts as that let's me know I truly made someone happy which is my goal...However I understand it's 100% up to my partner.

I send packages I'd be glad to get & expect the same, Nothing is worse then spending the time to pick out $$ of goodies for your partner & getting one or two dollar store items back.

I would rather get one high quality item then multiple lesser quality items.

It's all about quality over quantity, personalization & fun.

I believe that communication is key to everything, if you have a question, you or I'll be late sending or if you don't get a swap from me just PM me, I will nearly always resend or angel almost any of my swaps (unless otherwise noted) & don't mind getting packages a few days late...we are here to have fun so let's keep the stress to a minimum.

I will always rate & if I didn't get a swap from you I will always PM you before rating you down, I also don't give 3's if you are less then 3 days late or communicate ahead of time with a new send by date. Life happens, once again communication is the key.


Just about the only 3 things in this world that get me going are animal abuse/slaughter, child abuse & abortions, just about everything else is fair game.

Wish List

I can't read or write cursive so if you write to me can you write print please, if not I won't be able to read it.

  • Terrariums
  • Religion & Occult related items
  • Anything having to do with Mortuaries
  • Antique Medical related items
  • Things to go in my Curiosity cabinet
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Framed Insect Displays (I love Butterflies)
  • Geodes, Minerals & Crystals
  • Skeletons
  • Taxidermy
  • Dram Vials (full of something)
  • Specimens
  • Microscopic slides
  • Ouija Boards
  • Stationery (note cards, note pads, paper...love it all)
  • Cigar boxes
  • Money from around the world (I have a fondness for $2 bills & old coins...but if you are from another country besides the United States of America you could make me happy by throwing in a coin or a small banknote from your country in any swap)
  • Stamps from other countries (used & unused, bonus points if they are of birds)
  • Old Maps
  • Old Sheet Music
  • Wrapping paper (I love gift wrap, sheets of 18" x 24" or larger...you can cut it from a roll if you want, Christmas, Birthdays...any kind for any reason)
  • Tissue paper (with patern on it)
  • Gift bags
  • Decorative boxes (I love hat boxes)
  • Storage chests
  • Handmade paper
  • Natural paper with seeds in it
  • Natural Feathers
  • Anything Bird
  • Mini Sharpies & Gel pens
  • Bird & Plant Silhouettes
  • Bottlecap Magnets (& supplies to make them)
  • Hollowed out books & Storage Chests
  • Blue Morpho Butterflies (The ones that are blue & black)
  • Wind chimes
  • Things that are Wrought Iron
  • Scented Candles
  • Candle Holders
  • Things that glow in the dark
  • Head or Hairbands
  • Head scarves
  • Neck scarves
  • Necklaces 20"-24" (I love scrabble tile especially
  • Bracelets 7 1/2"
  • Rings (Size 9)
  • Bird Cages
  • Lose Leaf Tea (I like most teas except white & green...Chai, Raspberry & Hibiscus are favorites)
  • Loose leaf tea supplies & accessories (storage tins are always a hit)
  • Fertility Charms
  • Pillows
  • Wall Decals
  • Wall mirrors
  • Piggy banks
  • Grow Your Own ___ Kits
  • Paintings & Wall art
  • Glass & Gemstone Beads
  • Whimsy jars
  • Matchboxes
  • Washi & Deco tape
  • Things for my pets (handmade toys are always a hit)
  • Things for my Daughter
  • Live house plants
  • Organic or heirloom vegetable seeds
  • Kinky, Naughty, Sexy things (Don't be shy, I am a bit of a Kink & won't take offence to anything sexual in nature)
  • Ampersands (The "&" sign)
  • Music notes:
    • G clef
    • Eighth note
    • Beamed notes

I Would Love Handmade _____ List:

  • Throw pillows
  • Bird sleeping tents (Roughly big enough to fit a can of soda)
  • Note cards
  • Gift tags
  • Scrabble tile pendant necklaces (22" chain or longer please)
  • Paintings & other wall art
  • Both Bird & Cat toys
  • Whimsy jars
  • Matchboxes
  • Christmas ornaments

Favorites

(I prefer the spelling of grey/gray to be with a "E" & not a "A")

Decor

Somewhere sandwiched between - Natural history museum, old library/study (think green lamp) I aspire for my house to look like a Natural history museum Tuscan, Rustic, North eastern forest.

My house has alot of wrought Iron, black metal & wood in it, as well as brown...I love the color brown!

I also like Steampunk & Gothic designs.

Jewelry

Necklaces: the jewelry I wear most are necklaces I wear a 20"-24" chain & favor silver colored metals & brass...metals that are antiqued are a favorite of mine. (I would really love a scrabble tile necklace of a bird)

Bracelets: I wear 7.5"

Rings: I wears size 9 US

Earrings: I do have pierced ears, but I only wear studs.

Candy

I love chocolate, if it's flavored chances are I'll like it even more...raspberry & orange flavor...I love aerated chocolate & eat both milk & dark chocolates, with a slight preference for milk.

I'll eat almost any candies as long as it's Gelatin & Marshmallow free (I am a Vegetarian) I love coconut, swedish fish & cookies.

My favorite cookie are chocolate coconut cookies, but I also like pumpkin spice cookies & any cookie from the alternative baking company are so good.

My favorite brownies are topped with walnuts & I favor candy apples over caramel apples.

I also like truffles a whole lot, liquor filled chocolate bottles & rock candy lolly pops.

Long story short is I might just be the most unhealthy Vegetarian ever...lol

Drinks

Lose leaf tea: Hibiscus & black fruity flavors are my favorites, Chai is also a hit, long story short is it is hard to go wrong by me with lose leaf tea, I tend not to favor the whites & greens though unless I mix them with something.

I also like getting flavored honey sticks & natural sugars to have with my tea.

Coffee: I like Vanilla & Hazelnut, just about anything that isn't too strong, I however dislike Starbucks...yuck!

Hot Chocolate: I have yet to have a cup of hot chocolate I haven't liked, all in all Raspberry, French Vanilla & Mint are probably my 3 favorites.

I really like the Land o'lakes coco's

Fragrance

I love the smell of...

  • Black cherry
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Frankincense & Myrrh
  • Pure Seduction - by Victoria's Secret
  • M (Purple one) - Mariah Carey

Plants

  • Ivy
  • Philodendrons
  • Pathos
  • Spider plants
  • Orchids
  • Moss
  • Ferns
  • Lichens
  • Succulents

    ...Anything in a terrarium!

I ♡ Aquarium plants too!

I love getting live plants as gifts, however I am not the best at growing from seeds (unless there veggie seeds)

Holidays & Seasonal Swaps

...Sometimes this section of my profile may be left blank depending on what time of year it is.

We love getting Christmas cards especially glittery and shiny ones we're not particularly religious but don't mind getting religious cards if the person sending them is a believer in what they're sending.

I would love to do a swap with another preschooler parent.

I'm crazy about birds and our Christmas tree has a lot of them especially owls & my daughter love peacock feathers so would warmly welcome something peacock/Christmas.

I have a very mild peanut butter allergy but other members of my family enjoy peanut butter but other than that chocolate oranges are my favorite holiday treat, I also really love hot cocoa especially raspberry flavored hot cocoa & mint hot cocoa & speaking of pent my daughter is positively obsessed with mint & chocolate & anything gummy... you've never met another child who likes mint flavored things so much. I promise.

I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to the holidays I really love Christmas but the rest of my profile speaks to my taste which doesn't really change depending on the season.

I guess the only thing holiday wise I could ask is if you could please not send glass ornaments because I do have a toddler, an accident prone fiance, 2 cats & 2 tree loving birds...there is no way any glass ornaments would make it past the season in my house.

I am 100% okay with you substituting sending something for my daughter instead of me for any holiday swap... just let me know in a little note or something who the swap is for.

Dislikes

This isn't a dislike per se but I have an abundance of Canadian pennies already & don't need anymore, but am open to any other currency from Canada & any currency from any other countries including pennies.

I can't read or write cursive so if you write to me can you write print please, if not I won't be able to read it.

This list is just to give you an idea of stuff I tend to dislike, but don't let it scare you, I am not as hard to please as my profile would make it seem.

  • Palm trees, Sea shells, The Beach...anything Summer, Tropical & hot weather just isn't me.
  • Polar Fleece
  • Reading Books
  • The smell of Lavender, Cotton or Clean linen
  • Country themed items
  • America themed items
  • Paisley patterns
  • Animal Print
  • Cartoons
  • Kawai
  • Cheaply Made Dollar Store Items (the dollar store has a lot of nice things but some things really aren't worth buying...I'd rather quality over quantity)

    The colors:

    • Gold: the metal Gold, the color Gold...I just hate Gold
    • Copper
    • White
    • Pink

Allergies...Please do NOT send:

  • Hemp, Cannabis, Marijuana
  • Peanut butter
  • Carrots (My Daughter)

(I am not allergic to tree nuts, just Peanut butter, I love Walnuts, Almonds & Cashews so feel free to include them in my swaps)

If the swap items or for my Fiance or for my Daughter you can feel free to send peanut butter but if the swap is directed towards me please don't.

My Daughter - Kayanna Marie

My Daughter is nearly 5 years old, I have fertility issues so it is such a blessing that I was able to finally have a child who lived after trying for years

Name: Kayanna (Kay-Kay)
Birthday: July 25th
Size: 6 or 6x
Shoe size: Toddlers 10.5
Favorite colors: Purple & Pink

Allergy to Carrots

Likes:

  • CHRISTMAS & Santa...She LOVES Christmas
  • Christmas ornaments with the letter "K" (she has a "K" tree in her room with nothing but "K" ornaments on it)
  • Chocolate...This child can not get enough Chocolate!
  • Hatboxes or Storeage Trunk
  • Anything with the letter "K" on it
  • Keys, especially antique looking ones (her name means "keeper of the keys")
  • Choker nacklaces
  • Headbands
  • Snow globe, especially musical ones (Can be glass)
  • Necklaces
  • Perfume (roll on or spray is fine)
  • Piggy banks (any shape banks)
  • Books
  • Bath toys
  • Twist up bath crayons
  • Hats
  • Anything dress up
  • Drink mixes
  • Window clings
  • Easy to care for live plants...like Succulents
  • Fish, Puppies, Snakes, Kitties & Snails
  • Wall art/Paintings (not easily breakable)
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Music
  • Balloons
  • Duplo/Lego
  • Hello kitty
  • Soft blankets with a minky or furry type texture (this child insists on sleeping with a blanket even in summer)
  • Accessories for her Kindle Fire 7 tablet
  • Accessories for her Echo-Dot kids addition

Dislikes:

  • Fighting (Even many kid movies like Beauty & the Beast & Brother bear still have too much confrontation or fighting for her she will start to cry)
  • Things that make noise besides music
  • Anything besides zombies with a scary face
  • Zhuzhu pets
  • Hair bows (She likes hair accessories except bows & ribbons)
  • Raisins

I would LOVE to do Holiday swaps for her,

Pets

Parakeet/Budgie Wish List: Sarah, Riley & Benjamin

  • Popsicle stick toys
  • Paper shredding toys
  • Sleeping tents in medium (Cockatiel/Soda can sized)
  • Vine wreath or ball toys
  • Toys with moving parts
  • Toys with multiple textures
  • Just about anything they can chew or tear up!
  • Chinese Finger traps
  • Manzanita wood perches
  • Untreated "Superior cotton" rope toys
  • Untreated "Superior cotton" cargo nets using 1/2" rope

..."Superior cotton" sounds like it would be high quality rope, but it's really a safety rope that's strands fall apart easily to prevent entanglement. nearly all cotton ropes are treated so if it doesn't say "Untreated" it's not bird safe.

...I normally get Cockatiel size toys for them, not Parakeet sized.

      **Parakeets/Budgies Dislikes**
  • Coconut fibers...I had a bird nearly hung himself playing with a bird toy that was made of Coconut fiber. The strands are just too strong for such a small bird. Thankfully I saw what was happening & was able to untangle him before it was too late.
  • Sisal rope...It is also a strong fiber & a hanging risk

      **Cat Wish List: Magic & Chole**
    
  • Homemade collars

  • Cat toys
  • Wet food
  • Treats (temptations chicken is their favorite)
  • Cat Nip

      **Cat Dislikes**
    
  • Feathers...Since we own Birds we do not let the Cats play with feathers. So I ask you to please not use feathers if making toys since we do not want the girls to think that playing with or hunting the Birds is okay, because in this house the Birds come first.

      **Fish**
    
  • Betta fish toys

  • Fish treats (Sara O-nip is their favorite)
  • Live freshwater aquarium plants
  • Knights, Dragon & Castle theme aquarium statues/decor
  • Driftwood
  • Lavarock

If given a choice between the cats, fishs or the birds, I will always perfer receiving swaps for the birds hands down every time.

Private Swaps

Items Up For Trade

The following items I am willing to trade for ??? message me with what you have & let's make a deal.

  • Blank Notecards

  • Postcards

  • Matchboxes (I love making them)

  • Cancelled foreign vintage postage stamps


If there is anything you want that I can get here for you & your willing to swap some items I can't buy here, feel free to contact me & let's see what we can work out.

Also if anyone from Canada wants to swap I would love to get some $2 bills, I love the Robin on the back of them!

I also would REALLY love to get a 24" Scrabble tile necklace with a bird on it in...the chain be any metal or rolled cord so long as it's not gold or copper. I have been wanting one for ages.

I would love to do private swaps for our child(ren), significant other(s) & pets.

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Ratings

fairladybuff rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on Jun 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great play list. You had quite a variety. Have a good week.
MexiMidge rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the fun list! You have one song on there that I love—Blinding Lights. Check out the musician LP, she’s one of my faves.
CrowDancer rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on May 31, 2020
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Comment: I love the wide variety of songs that you included in your playlist! Thank you so much!
gmd rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on May 31, 2020
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Comment: Hey Della, thanks for the awesome list and your little note, which is really surprised me! It was my pleasure, thanks for creating such fun swap! 🌞🌟
Response: You're Welcome, I am glad you had fun...Happy swapping
FairyLady rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on May 31, 2020
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Comment: Lots of these songs were new to me, but I definitely saved some on my own lists. I love country roads, but that version was just hilarious. That lady just insisted on quality time with her boyfriend, lol. I think my hubby would look very confused when I start to dust his pc-screen when he would be gaming or something.XD Great list, thanks for sharing.
Response: Yeah, you definitely wouldn't think that cleaning the bathroom & playing the guitar & singing would go together but they pulled it off for sure. They're actually not boyfriend & girlfriend, they're brother & sister just teenagers surprisingly enough.
tcornell rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on May 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for hosting this fun swap! I've only listened to, "Fleurie - Sirens" so far- I love it!!!! I'm looking forward to the rest of your play list ♥
Response: You're Welcome, Thanks for joining :)
Mimosagirl rated for Kid's Fill My Stocking - August on Aug 21, 2018
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Comment: I let Aiden open his gifts after all the work he put in taking care of things while I was sick this past weekend. Boy was he ever happy!!! He squealed so loud, was jumping around and talking so fast. Hahaha... Thank so very much! That was very generous of you and he is so happy with the gifts. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
kfaye rated for Fill My Stocking - August on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :)
SharMarie513 rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - August on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you my stocking stuffer and pretty card!! I put the gift in my stocking ❤️
Helena8664 rated for YouTube Holiday Playlist Swap on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! :) It's always interesting to see the different kinds of music people are drawn to, even within a genre.
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Comment: I loved looking through your playlist, and I can't wait to listen. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you enjoy this holiday season.
MeghanMac rated for YouTube Holiday Playlist Swap on Dec 3, 2017
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Hugsie86 rated for YouTube Holiday Playlist Swap on Dec 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist. Many of your songs were also on my own playlist!
hazelwitch3 rated for Fill a bubble envie with birds on Feb 24, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the birdy goodies -- I'm delighted with everything!
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Comment: Hi Della, I received your package today! It was so fun to unwrap! What a surprise there were 2 matchboxes! I like them very much and the bookmark too! Did you laminate it yourself? It's a good idea!
Response: No I didn't, I actually saw them at my local library's store & thought of your son. It just fit the theme so well I couldn't not buy it for him.
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Comment: Ahahahaha! I actually love this Bird Flu card! Hilarious, loved your little anecdote with it! Thank you :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fun package! I especially love the little trunk you put everything inside of!
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Comment: Thank you !
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Comment: Thank you so much. Such a big package. Love the little snowman. So cute. Nice variety of papers. I don't wrap until the last minute. I have to look and make sure everything is just as I want it. Some times I change my mind at the last minute. It's been snowing all day here. Just a fine gentle snow. Thanks again and have a very Happy Holiday.
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Comment: Thank you so much for a delightful package of wrapping paper (not to mention a wonderful swap!) You really went above and beyond, and added so many nifty little extras. I love it!

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Comments

SharMarie513 on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the beautiful floral pins, I’m so excited about them! What an amazing thoughtful gift! Merry Christmas!

BeautifulLie on Aug 9, 2014:

As a newbie, I would like to say a big THANK YOU for your simple and easy instructions for adding pictures to a profile (and additional tips!) I browsed through the entire FAQ and didn't find anything helpful for this purpose...) I found your info in the forums :) Thanks again for stopping my headache! hehe.

Mel

bbsporty on Dec 31, 2013:

Have a healthy and happy new year!

Nevermore on Dec 24, 2013:

Thank you very much for my RAK!

piratecaptainmo on Dec 19, 2013:

New episodes of Oddities on Jan. 18th! WoooHooo!!!

hg08 on Nov 20, 2013:

Thank you for angeling International Paper Love! Everything you sent was so nice.

Sulieen on Oct 23, 2013:

Thanks for angeling my first swap! The goodies were wonderful! I'm kinda glad I got flaked on! Lol you sure went above and beyond. You really didn't have to do this, I really am so thankfull! Its too bad I can't give you a heart, cause you deserve many! I look forward to swapping with you and joining many of your swaps in the future! [^_^] This was surely worth the wait!

pinkrenegade on Sep 11, 2013:

Hi Della ~ did you check out BREWT?

pinkrenegade on Feb 27, 2013:

How nice that you got the pkg so quickly. I'm glad you're happy about the goodies. ♥

Pat

pinkrenegade on Feb 21, 2013:

Hey Della, your pkg was brought to the post office yesterday aftn. You should have it the first week of March. :o)

Pat

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