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VAgardengirlgirl

VAgardengirlgirl
Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: March 1, 2020
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States

About Me

About me

I have a family issue that needs attention, so I’m afraid I’ll be off SB for an indefinite amount of time.

I’m a former 6th grade teacher, but now work for a non-profit, mostly from home. I have an independent 😀 & bright (but sometimes moody) teen and a kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, and our kid is also certified. There’s an entirely other world under the water and it’s so peaceful and beautiful! Although I’ve lived in the South my entire life, I dream of living in a cool climate (menopause has greatly increased this desire 😓) and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️ . I fantasize about having a home in Colorado. I love snow! ‘Round here, 6” or more means school & appointments are called off and most people get an unexpected free day, which I LOVE! (Make a roaring crackling fire, bake, craft, shovel, nap, shoot pics)

I read a newspaper daily and particularly enjoy Miss Manners, Jumble, and advice columns (Carolyn Hax is so wise). I miss Dave Barry’s weekly column, Farside, and Calvin & Hobbs, but now laugh at Zits, Dilbert and Pluggers.

What I like to do

  • gardening, (growing mostly flowers)
  • visiting state & national parks
  • going to art museums
  • looking at gardens
  • walking wooded trails,
  • reading (novels & news)
  • cooking
  • crafting
  • traveling

We live on a few acres so I enjoy seeing the wildlife, in particular the birds. I typically have a bluebird family in the spring & it’s exciting watching the full progression! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along just fine.

I make an effort to live environmentally-friendly (e.g., I recycle, reduce, reuse & compost, try to reduce my use of single-use plastics)

🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore. 🐈

Particular ** favorite** things: are

COFFEE

coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, demitasse cups, think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy talking about shrimp...that’s me with coffee

I also like

comical items! To get an idea of my sense of humor, I find very funny:

  • David Sedaris
  • Andy Griffith & Barney
  • Dave Barry
  • Mike & Molly
  • Brady Bunch
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Key & Peel
  • Brooklyn 99

ITEMS I FIND ENDEARING

MINIATURES

——————- even odd things like a tiny screw, tiny piece of satin ribbon, or an itty bitty feather. Doll house things like a tiny Kleenex box or a miniature book make me lose my mind!

I like tiny things, sparkles

  • hippos, 🦛 especially baby hippos
  • pastels, especially periwinkle
  • flowers; my favorite is a bluet; not a fan of roses
  • cute baby animals. What baby isn’t cute?
  • birds, real or drawn
  • trees 🌲
  • anything having to with Thomas Jefferson
  • anything with a bicycle 🚲
  • clocks & watches ⏰

https://pin.it/ifnwwqf3c4nsre

  • photos of all sorts, especially close ups

Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! robertllewellyn

## I also really like

  • early photos of famous people
  • Quaint churches ⛪ with simple steeples
  • colored or shaped paper clips & cute binder clips
  • origami
  • cute sticky notes (all sizes)
  • small matchbox crafts
  • tiny bottles (like old perfume bottles)
  • magazine ads with odd photos
  • interesting ideas about life in the future

  • natural items found outside. I usually have a bowl which I fill with natural finds I like: a feather, a tiny pine cone, a colorful stone or one in a particular shape, some interesting seeds, a pretty leaf, etc.

Books I’ve particularly enjoyed:

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Dress Your Children in Corduroy & Denim
  • Gone Girl
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • Prince of Tides
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • Go Ask Alice

TV Shows that have been favorites include: -———————————————————

  • The Kids are Alright
  • Frasier
  • Six Feet Under
  • Breaking Bad
  • Mr Mercedes
  • Seinfeld
  • Stranger Things
  • Mrs. Maisel (those outfits! Wow!)
  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Barefoot Contessa
  • The Kids Are Alright, and. .....dare I admit it?.... The Pimple Popper

Movies I’ve loved

  • The Wife
  • Fargo
  • the Sound of Music
  • Harold & Maude
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Shawshank Redemption

Inserts I’d like

I’m delighted with tiny stickers or cute postage stamps or little cute pictures cut from magazines.

NOT INTO

  • Goth
  • mustard yellow
  • religious stuff (but do like holiday icons like bunnies & holly & gingerbread houses.
  • people whose “Dislikes” lists are too long

postcard favorites

  • Photos of old cars, rustic homes, antiques,
  • outdoor clocks
  • churches,
  • mailboxes,
  • streetcars,
  • maps,
  • trees,
  • musicians,
  • iron fences,
  • steam trains,
  • art photos,
  • black & white photos,
  • postcards of famous people in their early days
  • old maps

Ratings

yarnigras rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, I wish I could give more hearts! This renewed my faith in swap-bot swaps!!!! The funny thing is that I wrote the same way on my packages to the girl who I sent to.....who also lives in North Carolina! So funny! Thank you again, Val, aka Yarnigras!
Response: I’m so glad you’re happy with it!! I was reading a book recently that mentioned Slidell. Hope you weren’t there during Katrina. Sounds like it was fairly decimated. Stay comfy cozy!
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Comment: Dear Nancy, thank you so much for your wonderful card and warm and long message! And special thanks for TV series recomendation :) My friend watches Mind Hunters too, and she likes it a lot :) Happy holidays to you and your family!
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Comment: Thank you, Nancy, for the lovely Christmas card! I loved the old Christmas stamps inside, too! Have a Merry Christmas!...Karla
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Comment: I know right?! I have some 1/2 cent stamps and have yet to use them! So silly 😋 Thank you for the lovely stamps and postcard! What a crazy photo, I wouldn't be smiling if I were on those tightlines!
Jessicalynn313 rated for packing tape postcard swap on Nov 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard love all the glitter
captkristi rated for BIRDS on Nov 24, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful card!! Thank you so much!!
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Comment: I wish I could give you 10 hearts for this awesome swap!! I LOVE the Happy Planner stickers. And the vintage postage is so pretty. Thank you!! 🎄💌
allest03 rated for HUMOR on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: I love the Atlanta aquarium! So amazing!
Response: They’re adding an entire wing devoted to sharks!
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Comment: Thank you! ~ I'm love the forever stamps and other goodies!! 🎄💖🎀
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Comment: I got two postcards and both said "Getting Started PC #30". One is postmarked Nov 4th and the other one is postmarked Oct 31st.
Response: 🤪🤪I’m turning into my mother!! Better 2 than none, I suppose! King regards, Marlene
ewwickaaa rated for Non Dominant Hand (NDH) PC_Nov on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: That's your NDH handwriting? Oh Snap! That's prettier than my regular handwriting. You're putting me to shame. Iceland sounds so beautiful. It's definitely on my to go list!
Response: It’s neat- Really? I can’t wait to get my partner’s!
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Comment: woohoo thanks neighbor :) Saving to open in Dec :)
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Comment: Wonderful swap! The stamps you sent are all favorites of mine! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the RVA postcard! I like the different stamps and appreciate the picture descriptions too.
ddoherty6138 rated for Napkin swap on Oct 29, 2019
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Comment: I like the chicken napkin the best and thank you for the hint on getting the plies separated.
AmyMarie rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #8 on Oct 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and quote.
leodorable rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #8 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard and note. The milk drop image is so gorgeous I can almost imagine it in motion. It reminds me of a little crown! (I don't post my illustrations anywhere except instagram and facebook for now, but I hope to set up a redbubble or something of the sort soon!)
Response: I’m glad you like it! 😃💕
isandie rated for Napkin swap on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable napkins!
lilmermaid rated for Halloween greeting card swap on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: ohh my thank you so very much for the beautiful card and the special goodies
Kokoxo rated for Fall Fun Flipbook on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: Nancy! I am speechless! This is one of the most beautiful flipbooks i've ever had the pleasure of receiving! From the closure, to the adorable postcard and the list goes on! Thank you SO much for the time, effort and love you put into this!~ I will forever cherish it! Thank you again and again and again! You're so talented and gracious~ Much love, Koko
Response: I’m so glad you like it! 💕

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