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PracticalPorche

PracticalPorche
Date Joined: April 15, 2019
Last Online: January 10, 2021
Birthday: July 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello 👋🏾, I’m a 34yo stay at home mom since 2016. I have a busy toddler, Zavid Alexander and a womb raider, Zayden Elijah, who was born late April 2019.

I’m super excited that having a penpal is still a thing! 😂 I've started writing folks and I'm getting to know new and interesting people. However, I also want to get more into swaps and postcrossing.

I’m pretty laid back and have had friends of all walks of life back in the day. I’ve lost touch with my high school and college buddies though.

Anyway, here’s a list about me:

-I love reading and listening to YA, historical inspirational fiction, and Sci-Fi novels.

-I enjoy gaming (preferably the more casual stuff like Sims, match three, jigsaw puzzles, time management-notably the Delicious Emily series, Stardew Valley, and Minecraft). I'm currently hooked on Farm Together.

-Hulu and Netflix are my jam! I also watch Amazon Prime, The CW, and CBS apps. I love binged sci-fi, comedy, and family friendly shows. Some shows I've recently watched again are Friends, Frazier, Merlin, Robin Hood, The Secret Circle (so sad it was only one season), When Comes the Heart, Good Witch, Family Matters (aka Steve Urkel show), Step by Step, 7th Heaven, Whose Line is it Anyway, and several Netflix originals and Stand ups (Noah Trevor and Kevin Hart are my favorites). I recently went through Hercules on dvd, I didn't realize Xena was a spinoff from that show, I just thought they were supposed to be during the same time frame. They grew her character quite well, I didn't like her at first. I’m currently watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (quality program ❤️❤️❤️❤️).

-I am still making friendship bracelets... SMH I know, I'm trying to transition to making book marks instead, I'll actually be able to use them. ——I’ve since branched off to crocheting some of everything (coasters, doilies, blankets, etc) I love Creative Grandma, Jayda In Stitches, The Crochet Crowd, and Fiber Spider on YouTube I’m currently learning Tunisian Crochet 🧶 12-3-20- I’ve gotten pretty good at crochet, knitting, and Tunisian crochet. I’ve made tons of cloths, scarves, afghans and blankets. I’m currently n working on my first storm trooper graphgan.

-I have adult coloring books are in every room (never know when the urge to color will hit). I’m not at all artistic but I love to pretend 😂 I wish I could draw or paint.

-I recently obtained a die cutter and I'm trying to learn paper crafting techniques.

-I love unicorns, Hello Kitty, Disney, Marvel, and all things girlie

-I love yarn of all types, weights, and sizes. My husband is convinced that I have a problem. Lolz 😂

-Also, I love tea! Especially, Chai and English Breakfast, but I’m down for trying new ones.

Quick Dislikes List

PLEASE DON’T SEND

-Teacher/Reward Stickers

-Used Stamps

-Skulls (sugar or otherwise) or anything ‘dark’ or demonic

-Journal fixings

-Planner stickers

-Scrapbooking fixings

-Seed packs

-Snakes

-Spiders

-Sticky note pads

-Alphabet Stickers

-Ribbons

-Memo Sheets

-Childmade Crafts

-Smoky smelling or pet dandered items

(my baby has allergies)

Favorite Music

-Christian

-Oldies

-Pop

-R&B

Favorite Books

-The Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs

-Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke

-Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

-Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

-Any Love Inspired Historical books

-Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

Favorite Movies

-Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (It’s soooo colorful, lively, and fun! I loved Brandy, Whoopi, Whitney, Jason Alexander, and Bernadette Peters!)

-Harry Potter series (OMG, they did such a good job on those)

-Anything Marvel! Well, Captain Marvel was just okay 😂

-Hachi (I still can’t watch it and not cry)

-Polly and Polly Comin’ Home (I love Phylicia Rashad and Keshia Knight was an awesome child actor)

-Madea plays and movies

Favorite Swaps

I love postcard and note card swaps the most. If anyone wants to become post or note card pals, yay! I’m down.

I also enjoy swapping teas (yum). I’m getting into more crafty swaps because trying new crafts is always fun. 😁

I also may send thank yous via snail mail in addition to the 5❤️ for above par swappers. 😁 I’ve had some straight into the trash swaps so I like to reward some folks that go above and beyond. You make the duds worthwhile. At any rate, don’t feel obligated to reply. You can if you like but it’s not expected. 😊

If there is ever any issues with my swaps feel free to reach out. I weigh all my envies and generally use correct postage but everyone makes mistakes here and there. I have no problem keeping happy mail happy 😉

###### WISHLIST ######

*Susan Bates Crochet hooks

*Any Yarn, crochet thread, or embroidery thread

*Crochet or Knitting Patterns or books

*Thin metal die

*Card stock

*Clear Stamps ### (you can never have enough)

Tea, Tea, and more Tea

*Anything from Zavid’s Wishlist

*Anything from Zayden’s Wishlist

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. We had a quiet Christmas, but didn't see extended family. Bible Journaling is usually done by following a devotional. I also collect post cards, too!
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Comment: Hi Porche! I love your postalette - Cardinals are a favorite, as they always make me think my sweet Mom has come for a visit! Thanksgiving was nice - we FaceTimed with our Son & DIL that live in CO for two hours, felt like 5 minutes - at least to us! LOL! We had the traditional stuff, with me trying to make Smashed Sweet Potatoes but I must have done something wrong, cuz they were more mashed - sigh! LOL! I have take card making classes, a class on using my Cricut, and a few scrapbooking classes - the problem for me, is if I don't keep using the skills, they seem to fade away - getting older and forgetful is not much fun! I do no knit or crochet - I keep saying I want to learn to crochet but I am a hands on learner, so need something to be there to show me and with COVID this year was not the year to have that happen, dang it! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Also thank you for joining the swap! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yay! Those postalettes came in a variety pack, that was a lucky draw on my part lolz. So glad you liked it. Time flies for sure when you're chatting up loved ones. I know the feeling. Mashed sweet potatoes are great so that is still a win in my book. 😂 I wanted a Cricut so bad when I was penpalling more often. However, the price coupled with the potential steep learning curve was quite the deterrent lol 😆 yeah I'm definitely a use it or lose it kinda girl. Awh, I recommend you giving YouTube a try, there are a ton of awesome beginner videos that really simplify both knitting and crochet. You may surprise yourself. Happy Swapping 😍
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Comment: This swap is amazing! I love the two bookmarks you made. Thank you so much for everything, even the adorable dog envie you made to send it in. I love the pencil and I think you did a fantastic job!!! Thank you for the belated birthday wishes, also. I hope you and your loves ones stay safe and healthy. We will get through this. Thanks again!!
Response: Yay 😀 I’m glad you liked it! I always strive to keep mail happy lolz 😂 you all take care as well.😁
lostinavalon rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jul 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! You asked what I do with the pretty napkins... I wrap them around letters and then put a wax seal over top. It provides a barrier between the seal and the letter so the wax doesn't soak through the letter.
Response: I love that! 😀 I never thought to put the seal on the actual letter. I’ve always slapped extra postage on it and put it on the envelope.
denisedecker58 rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome 😉
mandigutterrose rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: Good one! I was laughing outside when I read it and had to share it with the neighbor.
Response: Lolz 😂 that’s awesome 😄
Vickimac rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: I love the sleeping beauty sticker on the pc thank you !
Response: You’re very welcome 😊
KarenFife rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Oh wow, I love this! Memories of the 80’s and my son playing with these figures in his Castle Grayskull. Thank you!
Response: Yay, so glad to share a smile 😊
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Comment: OH my goodness! I didn't know what to think, when I received a box full of books. I am not mad. But i wish you could have said something first. As I don't know what to do with them. I have soooo many of my own, that I can't even read right now. I haven't read a book in almost a year. Because of personal family things going on here. But thank you so much. My husband said he will donate them to the Book Fair in July. I hope this won't offend you. Thank you also for the wonderful PC's. I enjoyed going through them. The crocheted bookmarks too.
Response: Oh I’m sorry. I read your profile and saw you liked YA. I thought it would be a nice surprise. Donating is fine. I usually find someone to give my books to as I need shelves for my yarn lolz 😂. Glad you liked you PCs and bookmarks though.
kertasborneo rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Jun 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for resending
Response: I wish you would’ve sent a message. I will gladly resend this and I will email proof of sending.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I think God's Not Dead 2 is on Netflix. It's very good also. When we swap again send me your address or PM me so I can write back. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
debtea2 rated for WIYM-Tea & Note-USA on May 7, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the lovely Tea and note..
Response: You’re very welcome ❤️ Thanks for the ❤️
Ace330660 rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for commenting !
Response: You’re welcome 😉
captkristi rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 1, 2020
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Comment: 7 is one of my faves too!! Happy May!!
Response: Nice! 😃
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ What I miss. . . PC on Apr 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I too really miss the fellowship the most. Our Bible study is meeting on zoom, but it just isn't the same.
Response: Yes, certainly not the same but some interaction is better than none 😅 we are set to start reopening on the 17th 🤗
Vickyen rated for SF ~ Just Saying Hello USA #1 on Apr 17, 2020
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Comment: Hi Posche! Enjoyed your Happy Mail and so excited that you bought some postalettes for future swaps that I host! I hope they did not cost you a ton, as I know sometimes things get inflated, so... My favorite reads are murder and mystery, with maybe a little romance tossed in! LOL! I have not figured out how to download audiobooks on my phone - the CD player in my car isn't working and I am not sure it is worth having fixed - but I sure miss listening to them! My library has something called a playaway which I love listening to but they have been closed for several weeks now - sigh! When a friend of mine moved before all of this happened, she gave me a box and two bags of books, I am going through a few a week and am so thankful to have them!! Thank you also for the postcards - love them! It was funny seeing the one from the Kew Royal Garden, I thought I was purchasing pcs one time from them and got a book instead - I was so bummed but need to pay better attention when I order stuff! LOL! Thanks again for the Happy Mail and I wish you all the best & please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yay! That was a fast turn around and I'm so glad you liked your happy mail! The postalettes weren't too bad with shipping they were under $2 a piece. I will make my own for penpalling tho, I've already sent two out. :D Our library has been closed as well. However, they may have online services available with your library login. Just try logging in with your library card number. My favorite apps are Libby and Hoopla. Good luck! Ha! I learned that lesson as well, I thought I was buying floss or embroidery thread from the Wish App but it was sewing thread. :( I'm still mailing it out to my penpals that sew. Take care! Happy Swapping to you as well!
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Comment: Thanks for the great notecards and note! No, I don’t post on Instagram, but I will definitely be checking yours out. 😊
Response: I’m glad you liked them 😁
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful scriptures!
Response: You are very welcome ❤️

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Comments

thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

CHOWEFACE on Dec 14, 2019:

Got your thank you card! Thanks to you too & Merry Christmas to you & your family :)

ChrisAnne on Aug 2, 2019:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead! Please jump right in to the swaps. And please let me know if I can help you in any way.

banjobraids on May 20, 2019:

Thanks for this cool linen card! So glad you liked your swap :):):)

MissBrenda on Apr 18, 2019:

Hello!
Welcome to Swap-Bot!
You have a very good start on your profile. Just remember that your profile is a work in progress.

Congrats on your new baby!

If you have any questions about SB, do not hesitate to ask, as I will be more than happy to help you out!

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