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Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: August 7, 2018
Birthday: July 18
Country: United States

About Me

7/26 FATHER IN LAW PASSED AWAY THIS WEEK- I WILL NOT SEND SWAPS LATE BUT PLEASE HANG IN THERE WITH ME, I MAY RATE A BIT LATE. PRAYERS ARE APPRECIATED.

I am almost 32 and I work at a tax firm. About a year ago I decided I would get a second job so that I could take my family on a very expensive vacation. I began teaching ESL online (ask me how!!!) and haven't looked back. It's the job I never knew I wanted.

I have two boys and a little girl who, are my entire world. My oldest will be in 7th grade, he plays the saxophone in the middle school band. He plays football, soccer and baseball and is a Boy Scout. My younger son will be in 6th grade this fall. He also plays football, soccer and baseball. He plays the trumpet in the middle school band. He is also a Boy Scout. They are called Irish Twins because they were born in the same calendar year, 2006. My oldest was born in January, and my little guy was born in December.. Its really fun when they are the same age, it confuses alot of people! My daughter is 6 and will be in 1st grade this fall. She has taken dance classes the last three years and has enjoyed branching out and playing soccer and teeball this year.

I am engaged to a wonderful man whom I love very dearly. He is awesome and I finally feel like I have found my one and only. He loves Dallas Cowboys Football and Duke University Basketball. He collects high end sports cards and memorabilia. One day it is our dream to open a sports card shop.

Likes

*I LOVE to travel. Traveling gives me a sense of self and I love to explore and see new things. Vacations and sightseeing are extremely fun for myself and my family. I have a huge "bucket list" and am constantly trying to accomplish it!!

*I LOVE to cook, any tried and true recipes are appreciated and always welcomed!!

*I collect Nativities, I absolutely love them and enjoy adding to my collection!!
*the word "BELIEVE"

*recipes- especially family favorites :) Casseroles and "quick to fix" as well as ones with a very few ingredients are among my favorites. please nothing with bananas, my youngest son is allergic to them!

*dragonflies

*postcards!! I love all kinds of postcards, I love map cards, and cards that are "tourist-y" as well as anything specific to your area! every postcard you find neat. Please send the traditional 4x6 size so that I can add it to my collection. I collect postcards that show me your culture or something special to where you are from. Please send naked, not in an envelope, and stamped. Please write me a nice note :)

*I love quotes and "words to live by". I have a small notebook that is filled with my favorites.

*French Bulldogs!!

*I love chocolates and anything chocolate. I love truffles, and reeses peanut butter cups, I also love milky way and mounds!!

*gnomes :)

*I am Christian feel free to send me any religious items, such as bookmarks,devotionals etc. I would love to meet other Christians whom I can share prayers/prayer requests with. I have recently began bible journaling and have really been enjoying the process.

Favorite Crafts

*journals (Bible journaling) THIS IS MY PASSION RIGHT NOW ANYTHING I CAN USE IN MY BIBLE JOURNAL IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

*photo books

*Would love any DIY kits.

Wish List

** Blank postcards (in any amount), it is so hard to find them where I live.**

*A tea wallet

*Tea (I especially enjoy chai, and fruit flavored teas. The "relaxing" tea is also a favorite! I really like white teas or teas with subtle flavors. I am not a fan of black tea) Berryblossom White, from TAZO it is a white tea!!! Absolutely my favorite, I can't get it in my small town

*blank lined journal

*I really love being pampered and being a busy working mom I rarely have time for myself. I love cozy socks, individual size face masks or scrubs, I love bath bombs and loofahs. Eye masks, lip balm, hair wraps! Lotions and candles!! I cant get enough!

*handmade soap/lotion. (I really LOVE the whipped soap/lotions)

A Nativity!!! Help me get a neat new unique one!!

*a handwritten/typed page of encouragement. I get overwhelmed sometimes and need a bit of cheering up. It would be really great to have a small jar/etc, with different encouragements that I could pick one out of when Im feeling down.

*candles- I really like the fresh smelling ones, the ones that smell like rain or fresh laundry...I also like apple spice/apple cinnamon if it is in the winter months.

*zines. Made by you or not. Some day I will write my own perzine but until then, I need lots of inspiration.

*those little books with quotes in them. you know, the ones that you flip the page each day and it reveals a new quote.

*journal jar/small pakage

*CHOCOLATES :) I would really love to have chocolate from your area, maybe something local!

*a handwritten/typed page of your favorite quotes

**postcards--mailed and written on by you

*Would love to have some sort of good luck charm. One of these days Im going to plant some clover (when I find some haha) and hopefully fine one with 4 leaves. :)

*Blank recipe cards

POST CARD SWAPS

For the postcard swaps, I prefer store bought only. Please send only 4x6 size so that I can add to my collection. Tourst-y are great, anything that says something about your state, location, country any of that I would love. I love bright colors, and scenery, and nature and anything that really gives me a sense of where I am (well where the postcard is!!) I want to see what all the world has to offer, and I live vicariously through the postcards you send. Feel free to include the crazy roadside attraction cards also. I am an active member of postcrossing and I love getting postcards in the mail. If you live in a different country, could you write the word "Believe" in your language on the card for me, this would mean alot to me!! :) I prefer them to be naked (not in an envelope) written on and stamped! Thank you alot :)

*If it is an animal postcard swap I would really love to have a postcard of an animal that is special to your area. For example if you live in Louisiana maybe a Gator, or if you live in Colorado maybe a Elk...you get the idea. Something specific to where you live!!

*animals - see above

*mountains

*bodies of water

*churches

*waterfalls

*architecture

*buildings

*native people

*native plants

*bridges

*MAP CARDS

*touristy cards

*cards that show the seasons

*nature

*people dancing

*laundry hanging on the clothes line

*shadows of people

Tags

Tags I am waiting for

FORUM TAGS

GROUP TAGS

Dislikes

Things that I dislike in no particular order include:

*black licorice

*spiders

*things that smell like smoke -- my youngest son has severe asthma and I do what I can to avoid his triggers. (not trying to offend any one!)

*anything banana flavored-artificial or real- my youngest son is allergic to them and I like to share with my children.

*kawaii, diddle or other cutesy stuff. I am not against it if you are into that, I just am not a collector of those type of things.

ESL

I mentioned above that I am an ESL tutor. I teach Chinese children English online each morning for 4 hours before my children wake up and I go to my "day job". I work for two companies right now and I love them both very much. Please, if this is something you would ever be interested in, message me. This opportunity has been such a God-send in my life. The money is awesome and I truly feel like I'm making a difference in the lives of children half way around the world. I can't say enough awesome things about my "side hustle".

Bible Journaling

I have recently gotten into Bible journaling and I would love so much to have little bits and papers, washi, etc to help me decorate it! Thank you sooo much!!

My Children's Likes

My 12 year old son-Born January 1, 2006. He is in 6th grade and loves to play his saxophone. His life pretty much revolves around sports, baseball, football, soccer. He loves being a Boy Scout and enjoys playing video games and listening to music. He also enjoys watching scary movies.

My 11 year old son- Born December 14, 2006. He is 5th grade. He is also a Boy Scout. He LOVES Minecraft, and has quite the imagination. He plays the Trumpet in the Middle School Band. Like his older brother, he loves sports, baseball, soccer are his favorites.

My little girl was born April 30 of 2012, she is 6. She is oh so girly and loves nail polish (pinks and purples are a favorite, oh and GLITTER!!), fun things for her hair, lotion, and jewelry. Her ears are pierced but quite sensitive. She is all girl but has no problem wrestling around with her older brothers.

Ratings

mietiskely rated for Trip Itinerary *INT* on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much! Now I have to visit Chicago;)
patricia8288 rated for Act of Kindness on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: thank you so much for the lovely swap. I love every single item. big heart for you.
stephanyhocc rated for Trip Itinerary *INT* on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your itinerary! Happy swapping and happy travels:)
Jaymmers rated for What a Pickle International! on Aug 6, 2018
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Comment: Dill pickle soup! Yummo! I think I might try this dip out tomorrow ;) Thank you!
catlingmex rated for What a Pickle! on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Both recipes sound good and are in the "to make sometime" folder. Thank you!
ezredax rated for What a Pickle! on Aug 3, 2018
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Comment: Hi Shanea, Thank you for the fun pickle recipes. Will be trying the pickle soup soon. My grandchildren and great grandchildren don't care for pickles. So this soup will be a surprise. The do like sour though. Happy eating, Demaris
Ramya rated for Trip Itinerary *USA* on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Beautifully put together! I can see why people want you to plan their trips! I’d love to see that Big Eye and the reconstructed Meadow Gold Neon Sign. I’m partial to neon signs and the history of them. Well done- thank you for sharing. I’m hanging on to this plan! Happy Swapping
cqueen4 rated for Trip Itinerary *USA* on Jul 30, 2018
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junemoon rated for Trip Itinerary *USA* on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you -- I learned a lot without even going anywhere, of course learning is not the travel experience but it's unlikely I will travel in that part of the US so it was good to see what's available.
Rosie2766 rated for Anything Chocolate Recipe on Jul 24, 2018
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vlhafer54 rated for Anything Chocolate Recipe on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the chocolate recipes - I'll have to try the cake - not too sure about the pinto bean fudge!
Response: HAHA! Give it a whirl :)
Kvwanderlost rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! July on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for everything! The PCs are wonderfully strange LOL. Many hearts to you for a lovely package :D
Response: I'm so glad you like them :) All the best!
Jaymmers rated for Beans Beans the Magical Treat! on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: Last night friend of mine dropped off 5 bags of dried pinto beans to use so this pinto beans fudge couldn't have came at a better time! I'm excited to try it out! This soup looks amazing also. Thank you :)
Response: I’m so excited for you to try the fudge! Crazy coincidence haha! ~all the best
Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #50 on Jul 3, 2018
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Comment: This book looks good! The wax smells good...thanks for a great swap!
Response: I’m so glad you like it!! Enjoy!!
ScrapHappySewer rated for One recipe 15 partners #4 on Jul 3, 2018
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Poohtat rated for Send Anything #50 on Jul 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the package! I am going to love that book. Exactly something I would pick out for myself. And the tea is going to be delicious. Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad!! I thought it looked great too! Enjoy!!
teresats rated for I Love My Crockpot on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much! I'll try the Crockpot Italian Chicken recipe this weekend with the chicken I have in the freezer!
Response: Let me know what you think when you try it!!
crochetjunkie rated for Send Anything #50 on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you for a wonderful swap!! I love the cocoas you sent! I haven’t seen one of these, but bet your butt I’ll be watching it tonight! Thank you so much!!
Response: I am so happy you love cocoas! I hope you like the movie too! Youre very welcome <3
ScrapHappySewer rated for Let's have a BBQ recipes! on Jun 29, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for all of your recipes! I love them! And I am so excited because I can now do some postcard swaps! Thanks again for everything!!
Response: You're very welcome! I hope you have fun with the postcard swaps! Tahnks for understanding <3
ezredax rated for QUICK Summer Favorite Recipes on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: Hi Shana, Thank you for the great recipes. One of my granddaughters will love the bacon chive potato salad. She love anything bacon. Roast beef in crockpot looks to be delicious as well. Love all the ingredients. I can get a vegetable sour cream for the chipolte sauce. Can't wait to try them. Enjoy the day! Demaris
Response: I am so gladyou are excited to try the recipes! They are some of our family favorites!!

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Comments

Jafferty on Aug 2, 2018:

Hello! I would love to learn about ESL. I work from home currently and am looking for some additional p-t work. Any info you can share would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Jackie

EvetteOgden on Dec 3, 2012:

Thank you for the recipe cards for my November wishlist.

Stepht on Dec 1, 2012:

Hi Blockstar! Yes I did, thank you so much! I have it right here and was going to thank you for it for the past week but I have been so busy. I'm sorry!! But thank you again, love them will definitely put them to use! :) Hugs!

BassClarinetNerd on Oct 26, 2012:

I am so happy that you enjoyed my Bucket List. I hope that I'm able to cross off many of the items before my life is over.

hppyjessa on Sep 23, 2012:

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my profile! I'm so glad you like my blog and my Russia pictures! :) Perhaps if you're interested we can arrange a private swap in the future. Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

ladyb on Aug 31, 2012:

Thank you so much for the fun birthday card (Aug wish from wishlist group) Love it. Birthday wishes seem to take the sting out of getting another year older (well maybe not entirely but makes it not seem so bad) thanks again for brightening my day. :o)

sweetpea22 on Aug 27, 2012:

Thanks so much for the boxtops for my August wishlist!!

Bluelily on Aug 10, 2012:

Hi, I sent an August Wishlist wish a couple of weeks ago. Have you seen it as of yet. Just want to make sure you received it. Take Care, Susan

mejulia on Jul 27, 2012:

Thank you for the great recipes for my July wish list, I am anxious to try them.

TC on Jul 27, 2012:

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