30 year old part time nanny( former preschool teacher but laid off ) and I'm also a Child Development Student.. I also run my etsy shop selling kawaii and amigurumi .( trying to get into special education ) living in L.A.
mail takes longer to go out to other countries. I often use an independently owned post office . The postmark may be a few days after especially if sent on the weekend.
I have 4 rescue dogs. A pitt bull mix, a jackshund, chihuahua and black lab.
I love kawaii, anything having to do with Asian and Japanese culture, Eastern Teachings and religions, Anthropology crafting amigurumi. I love trading postcards and kawaii especially
I LOVE learning about other cultures .. I have been very lucky to have grown up and still reside in L.A. One of the most diverse cities in the world.. I recently travelled to Dublin and Boston. it was my first time in Europe and on the East Coast. The travelling bug has bit me badly and I plan to keep going everywhere I can until I am unable too.
I have respect for all opinions and beliefs as long as they are not mean hearted or unkind. or pushed down my throat .We are all human and as Rodney King said
"Let's Just all get Along "
RATINGS Before giving me a 1 or 3 I would appreciate a message or email letting me know so we can work things out. If you are going to sign up for a swap please rate. It takes 5 seconds
I like to give hearts for especially beautiful postcards or people who seem to just take the extra time in a swap.. and actually take the time to read my profile
Sorry no private swaps at this time
Garbage, 80s, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Irish Rock, Madonna, billy Idol, Rasputina, Azam Ali,placbo, flogging molly, beth Ditto, anything outta London, Ayu, J Rock, Russian rap, ladyhawke and yes I lately have become fond of Lady Gaga
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Adam Sandler ,Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, cheesy horror, George Romero, Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman,Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford movies, slumdog millionaire, bollywood, Argento,Baz Luhrman,
Reno 9-11, Simpsons,Law and Order, Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Melrose place I Love Lucy, Wondershowsen, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, House, the tudors, Californication, Big Love,National Geographic and History Channel too I also like Francine Dancer, but she is only on L.A. public access.
Amigurumi sewing, scrapbooking/paper art, jewelry, painting, decoden, matchbox art making candles and tarts and i guess photography
POSTCARDS FAVES cemetaries,cheese,seafood and asian are my wierd collection but I also love
cultural dress ,local festivals, mosques,european architecture and churches, castles, famous landmarks, beaches,nightviews vintage, diecut or odd shaped, glitter (LOVE!!) recipe, maps
But I do like the usual touristy postcards .
I am starting a State flower postcard collection
so far I have California and Arizona as of March 19, 2012
I usually sign up for naked postcard swaps, cause I feel they are more personal,but sometimes I do sign up for ones in an envelope.. Either way is fine :)
OTHER STUFF I LIKE
kawaii items ( read below for kawaii dislikes/likes)
souvenirs from your country
amigurumi supplies and patterns
cute kawaii plushes
Rockabilly, retro, fabric, hair accessories, jewelry etc..( I dress rockabilly style pretty much on a daily basis)
deco or washi tape
embellishments ( Jolee's,other companies,glitter,buttons, ribbon, rick rack,gems,cute rubber stamps,etc)
Kawaii, Japanese . Asian or Sanrio themed Fabric
Buddhist/Hindu related items ( my favorite goddesses are Laxshmi and saraswati )
Anything Kitsch or 50's
Anything Hello Kitty
weiner dog/dachshund items
mini skeins of handspun yarn
dog treats ( I have 4 very hungry doggies)
Japanese incense ( prefer floral musky but any is fine cause they all smell good to me)
Yankee Candles or any candles or tarts of any size ( for my Mom)
Dia de los Muertos ( day of the dead ) related or Mexicana
Socks US size 9 in cute designs
anything with the Eiffel tower or leaning tower of Pisa
weird flavors of chapstick ( I actually bought cheezits once lol )
Hand of Fatima or Evil Eye stuff
Favorite Animals : Anything cute and fuzzy .. I LOVE animals in general so no worries on what to send me. just not too big on bugs ( I love spiders and grasshoppers though)
Frida Kahlo , Yoshitomo Nara or Mark Ryden anything
Skulls, Gothic, ,COFFINS!!! cemetaries the macabre I love halloween year round
anything Irish or Clovers ( st patricks day any time of year is cool)
anything Russian esp. matryoskas ( nesting dolls)
kokeshi or geishas
I collect souvenir dolls from all over the world. They usually end up in thrift stores or goodwill. I love different cultures ( as you can read above) but I also find they are a great teaching tool for my students.
Vintage glass glitter...
I started collectingpressed pennies ( I am a subway ride away from the ones in hollywood if that interests anyone ) and would love more from other parts of the US and Canada
MY MOM'S WISH
so my Mom has this thing for Virgin Marys from around the world. She got a virgin mary kokeshi from Japan for Mothers day 2011 . She loves anything depicting mary in another culture besides America. Like for example the black madonna, or the Guadalupe. Even a free flier, or prayer card.
I hate rude spammy or back handed remarksand comments posted anywhere on my profile or ratings. Remember profiles are public
sports related items EXCEPT NOTRE DAME
diddl , galupy and diddlina, pekkle, spottie dottie, goringo, monokoro boo banana man green tea man, afro ken ,tire dog, san x duck, san x frog,barbie, Dora the Explorer, Spongebob, veggietales, bob the builder. wiggles, barney kids Hannah montana, cartoons basically .....
bootleg hello kitty and kawaii items
low quality dirty or used items
burnt cds ( I use an ipod)
brads ( no use for them)
Americana ( except if it's for a fourth of July swap )
Country ( roosters and barns etc) I like the country though but you can't send that in an envelope :/
non kawaii stationery (unless its part of a swap )
kiwi or cinnamon flavored
items smelling of smoke ( I am very sensitive to the smell )
Any stuff like Sylvia Brown or new age stuff ( I do like crystal balls though)
Drug/Marijuana related 420 etc..
pixar or disney ( I live by disneyland so its not hard to get )
Twilight... I am an Anne Rice fan and ALWAYS will be
Fairies and dragons .. just not my thing
People who just put a 5 and no comment. Especially if you put effort into that swap.
black , red, blues, pink mostly dark colors
food with faces
burgers and junk food
nyan nyanko skulls ghosts witches
kawaii girls chihuahuas poodles weiner dogs and most real dogs either real or drawn (BLACK DOGS ESPECIALLY) deer
wierd object like mr poo or pill chan hamsters cherries,strawberries, fruit real pictures of food lolita like with ribbons etc Jungle/wild animals.. Elephants, tigers, lions
Hello Kitty or any character dressed as a rooster or a capricorn ( goat) those are my zodiac signs AND ANYTHING WITH HOTCAKES OR BURGERS !
pirates ( hard theme to find I know)
san x q lia crux ,mindwave youmec, kamio, lemon co
sticker sacks/flake stickers loose or full sacks
lettersets loose or full
mini memo pads and big memo pad
Hello Kitty ( especially regional)
sticker sheets ( sanrio OR kawaii )
deco tape ( all sizes)
Sanrio : Sugarbunnies, pandapple, little twin stars, my melody, hello kitty, deery lou, queenie lou, sugar cream puff, keroppi, pochacco, chococat, kuromi , keroppi, pom pom purin cherina cherine ,
diecut memopads or memosheets
kawaii wooden pencils ( unsharpened please)
iwako erasers/asian erasers ( especially food )
BOYISH ITEMS !!!
i.e. green tea man, peanut star, junkyard dogs, goringo afroken
Sanrio : Batz maru, pekkle, shinkansen spottie dottie, pickles the frog,cinnamonroll baby coco
bootleg fake stuff i.e. hello kitty is purple or fake hannari tofu
real people ( pretty much every stationery set I have like this the people look creepily happy like in a mentos commercial)
bent stationery ( if its a letterset please don't fold in half since I collect them)
old school 90s korean stuff i.e. morning glory, babu, mashimaro , lovely white. I just have too much of this stuff and because I had easy access to it and grew out of them
letterpads (unless specified in a swap for lettersheets that is ok just don't need a whole pad cause I have lots)
sanrio wooden pencils ( i have easy access to them )
Prefer not to get:
rilakumma... I have soooooo much and can get it with one subway ride
I will never rate down if I don't get all my likes. I understand I am lucky to have access to a lot more kawaii than most people. I WILL rate down if it is a kawaii swap and you send me bootleg items or items that are NOT kawaii and from hallmark or target or diddl or disney
I eat a pretty healthy diet .I try to eat non gmo dairy and meat and natural/organic. Basically food that has not been messed with or pumped with gosh knows what. Unless you have a Trader Joe's, stuff is expensive so I don't expect anything.
Some things I like are
tea ( java republic camomile ! can't get it here )
70% or higher dark chocolate
Starbucks via ( my one weakness)
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