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Nnyla

Nnyla
Date Joined: July 15, 2010
Last Online: December 11, 2018
Birthday: October 2
Country: United States
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About Me

09-17-18 Note: I lost another sister to breast cancer last week. My heart is shattered. Because of back and forth travel, I will be a little delayed in rating received swaps. Rest assured, you will be rated. I will join and create swaps when I feel ready. At the moment, I need a tiny break from anything "extra." Please pray for my family. Thanks!

I am New Orleans girl living in Northern Alabama. It's certainly not NOLA, but it's okay. I am a happily married and mom of a 12-year-old son. Family is my priority, but somehow I manage to maintain my sanity as a FT university professor. I teach literature (absolutely LOVE it AND my students). Reading and Writing are my PASSIONS. I enjoy giving and making (simple--digital and handmade) bookmarks, cards and digital scrapbooks for family and friends. I love photography (taking pictures and looking at them--I'm a Flickr addict). I also love water, flowers, nature (in general), parks, bayous, etc. and taking walks--though I don't consider myself the outdoorsy type (much to my hubby's chagrin, camping is NOT appealing to me).

NOTE ABOUT SWAPPING AND RATING: Swap-bot has been a wonderful experience--I've met really awesome people and learned a few new things along the way. I send swaps on time. If you have not received a swap from me in a timely manner, please send me a PM. Some things simply take longer. (I sent a PC to Russia that took nearly 3 months to arrive). I rate as soon as I receive a swap. If I haven't rated you, I haven't received the swap. I will not rate you as a "no send" without attempting to contact you.

Favorite Music

Music is my first love. I like classical, jazz (instrumental and vocal), inspirational, gospel, some R&B, neosoul, traditional blues, calypso, reggae, New Orleans music, etc. The list goes on...Anything with meaningful lyrics, but no heavy metal, gangster rap, or hard rock.

Favorite Books

Far too many to name, so I'll list a few... The BIBLE--where else can you get drama, narratives, history, creative nonfiction, romance, parables, poetry, prophecy, self-help, mischief and mayhem under one cover? Everything SHAKESPEARE has written; Toni Morrison, SONG OF SOLOMON; Ellen G. White, THE DESIRE OF AGES; Howard Thurman, MEDITATIONS OF THE HEART; C.S. Lewis, THE GREAT DIVORCE; Edwidge Danticat, BREATH, EYES, MEMORY; Bessie Head, A QUESTION OF POWER; James Joyce, ULYSSES; Homer, THE ODYSSEY; Dedra Johnson (a good friend), SANDRINE'S LETTER TO TOMORROW; Nawal El Saadawi, WOMAN AT POINT ZERO; Amy Tan, THE JOY LUCK CLUB; Jamaica Kincaid, LUCY; Ngugi wa Thiong'o, A GRAIN OF WHEAT; Tarshia Stanley, THE BOOK OF EPHESUS (published August 2013!); Christian Fiction (love Lori Wick); Literary Theory/Criticism

Poets: Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Shakespeare; Rita Dove; Emily Dickinson; Lucille Clifton; Alice Walker; Nikky Finney, John Milton; Brenda Marie Osbey, etc.

Favorite Movies

Again, too many to name...The Fisher King; Eve's Bayou; The Caveman's Valentine; Beloved; Sugar Cane Alley; Imitation of Life; Daughters of the Dust; Xala; Black Girl; Schindler's List; Nights in Rodanthe; P.S. I Love You; Women of Brewster Place; Brown Sugar; Love Jones; Mona Lisa Smile; Runaway Bride; Stepmom; Steele Magnolias; Fried Green Tomatoes; Something to Talk About; Pretty Woman; Redemption; Crooklyn; Bamboozled; Malcolm X; The Color Purple

My Favorite Things

Teddy Bears (I collect figurines only; had too many stuffed bears, so I gave most away); SUNFLOWERS; the color PURPLE; the color PINK (after a few family rounds with breast cancer, pink has become a favorite); stickers; pretty paper and notebooks; journaling; cool/nice/pretty pens; sharpies; postcards; craft scissors (even though I haven't quite mastered cutting straight with them); funny quotations; meaningful quotations; spiritual (as in religious quotations); silly/funny children's poems and stories; photography; digital scrapbooks; my Mac; Photoshop; poetry; music; books; reading; writing; letters; history; art; simple vegetarian recipes; Dr. Seuss; Care Bears (Grumpy Bear); anything that keeps me organized; I also LIKE people. MOST are interesting and fun!

I enjoy making photo postcards, handmade envelopes, and ATCs. I also enjoy receiving these items from others.

Dislikes

I dislike: horror and gory stuff; witchcraft and sorcery/fortunetelling/tarot; zodiac/horoscope; cigarettes; alcohol; profanity; dogs and cats (quite ironic since our family has every other animal imaginable); distasteful humor; nudity; scraps; ripped and/or torn things; edible items (too many things I don't eat, so better not to send); meat or anything that glorifies meat. (I've been a vegetarian MOST of my life. I don't judge others for eating meat, but I don't want it thrown in my face).

Wish List

Inspirational quotes and stickers; teddy bear stickers; planner stickers; blank non-touristy postcards; ideas for cute/pretty/elegant/beautiful card-making; easy vegetarian and vegan recipes

Allergies

Cigarette smoke; pet hairs/dander; dust; pollen

Hubby's & Son's Likes

Hubby is easy--since most things he likes are too large to stuff in any envelope: foreign currency and old US currency.

Son likes: animals in general, elephants, ferrets, and frogs in particular; age-appropriate comic books, reading, drawing, postcards, filmmaking, Pikmin, Minecraft, nature, rocks, and sooooo much more.

Postcards

I prefer postcards naked, stamped and written on (but if you're sending a PC that you don't want marred by postal machines and handling, I will not complain if you place it in an envie). I am not too picky about postcards--but my favorites are (not in any particular order): literary postcards; artsy postcards; whimsical postcards; cultural (icons/myths/stories) postcards; map postcard; touristy postcards that teach me a little about your history or culture--building, bridges, statues, monuments. I also like fun, humorous and quirky cards. Surprise me and I'll be pleased. But please no nudity or profanity--my son enjoys the postcards with me. Thanks!

Your PCs: I love well-crafted PCs made from your photography AND well-crafted "homemade" PCs, so if you're into making them, please send me one. I won't rate you down for not sending a "store-bought" one! Do note that well-crafted PCs involve more than cutting a picture from a magazine and gluing it to a piece of card stock.

Ratings

nannydino rated for Literary Wisdom #15 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: Hi Chandra thank you for the Roald Dahl PC. I really like this quote. Take very good care peace love light
midteacher rated for Autumn Postcard or Notecard 2018 on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Lve, love, love this! I can imagine you laying/knelling on the ground trying to get the perfect shot.
riftvegan rated for Take a Walk Series - November on Dec 9, 2018
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Comment: Lovely photos! You say the pics don't do the trees justice... but I can imagine: a chilly wind rustling the leaves and pulling a few off, the sunshine which you wish was warmer, maybe a fat squirrel across the way! :) I think my favorite is the one of the red and yellow leaves on the ground. I am so sorry about your sister, I can't imagine how hard that must be. :(
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Comment: Ahhh, snow ... here today it is 38ºC (which is about 100ºF) so a little bit of snow is very appreciated :) :) Thank you!
midteacher rated for Gratitude: Autumn Photo and Note on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: So in love with the photos and letter you put together for this swap! I am just putting the finishing touches on my latest Autumn journal and will find a way to add this swap in. I thank you so much, you can't imagine what getting this meant to me!
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Comment: oh yes, this card is so perfect for me, not only fitting the swap subject, but also an item from my wishlist! I'm glad you only rarely send it, since there was a remaining one for me like that. hahah
MelbourneGirl rated for Literary Wisdom #14 on Nov 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so so much for this great postcard! And, the cool stamps! ❤️
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Comment: thank you for the suuuper awesome postcard!! Such a perfect choice! I'm also happy for autumn, high time to use my beloved black turtle necks. I missed them so much during summer
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Comment: Thank you for the "Watership Down" postcard! I love your PC swaps. <3
nannydino rated for Literary Wisdom #13 on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: Hi Chandra thank you for the Victor Hugo quote PC. I have a beloved edition of The Prophet that was my mom's. I hope you still have your sunflower wall because I am waiting for new awesome PC's to arrive :) Happy Autumn swapping Take good care peace love light
TereDiane1954 rated for CF - Daily Devotions PC on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Dear sister, your beautiful postcard arrived right when I needed the message on it. Thank you so much. When I get home, I'll be writing back to you.Love and hugs♥
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Comment: Hi Chandra, thanks so much for the Alice card! It's one of my favourite children's books, and the Mock Turtle bit is one of my favourites too :D
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting PC. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the very cute postcard of Eric Carle's Big cat out of the book Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see. And I think I can handle this particulary big cat ;)
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Comment: I loved the card! Sleeping is also what I would do with an extra hour. Thank you!
Ramya rated for Postcards with a Prompt #9 - US Only on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Japanese art postcard! And your life answers were great! I’d love to know more about your world of words... I’m a word nerd. Love the sweet tape and stickers- Happy Swaps Always
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this very cute Darth Vader and son postcard. I love those cards and the humor they have in them.
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Comment: thank you very much for the beautiful card and nice note!!!
midteacher rated for Raindrops... on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Loving the prism effect you used in the editing process!

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Comments

clutterfree on Oct 2, 2018:

Praying for you friend especially today!!

Hugs and blessings, Charlene

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Feb 14, 2018:

PeggyO on Oct 21, 2017:

WOW---not ONE but TWO children's literature illustration postcards for swap #27!

THANKS! Have a great week at your university! I do miss teaching and most students--I was with a community college, so student pop. was vastly different that at university. But that was the challenge I felt I needed to work with. I don't miss administrators and the stacks of papers to grade that would be constant, longer, and then research papers coming in just before Thanksgiving. PeggyO

BlueberryLady on Oct 11, 2017:

Hope Your Birthday was filled with Love and Laughter and a Cake with Candles and Some Ice Cream and Chocolate ..... and Family and Friends. Hugs from OHIO.

bb2 on Oct 2, 2017:

Just stopping by to say I hope your birthday was special today. God bless you through the coming year.

Karen07 on Jul 28, 2017:

Pooh arrived today. He was trailing along after Eeyore it seems. Anyway, I do think that Winnie the Pooh is great literature for sure! Classic is the way to go though. I think Disney Pooh is a tad lame. Thanks for a great card!

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 10, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

reader44ever on May 31, 2017:

Chandra! I got your postcard for the Literary Wisdom PC #7 swap today! I love it! Thank you so much for being my angel! :-)

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