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cricketsarge

cricketsarge
Date Joined: September 26, 2011
Last Online: November 23, 2017
Birthday: January 9
Country: United States

About Me

I am 56, female, and I am in the mountains of Southern California, where it snows. I have 2 cats and 1 dog, a husband and adult son (still at home). I LOVE swap-bot and enjoy getting mail...anything other than bills!

I really want to learn more about pocket letters! I have been watching tutorials and it looks like so much fun! I am going to start collecting tiny things that can be tucked inside pockets.

I enjoy cooking, mexican and italian food being my favourites. ALLERGY ALERT I AM ALLERGIC TO NUTS AND SEAFOOD! This has been a real pain, as I developed these allergies later in life!

I like to crochet, am a begining knitter, and like looking at pattern books. I like knitting and crocheting dishcloths, and love all cotton yarn. Varigated colours are my favourites. I recently crochet several baby blankets, and knit hats for a new Grandbaby. It was truly a labour of love!

My home decor tends to be on the cottage style side, and I love anything flea market style. . I love old things that have a repurpose in life, however, I do not like junk.

I shop regularly at places like Bath & Body, Jo-Ann Fabrics and the local yarn store. I like fiddling with crafty things, and I love kits.

I am not a really picky person, and whatever someone can afford to share with me I can appreciate. I know that sometimes it is difficult to please all the people all the time, but I will always try my best to make a swap worth swapping for.

BOOKS

All fiction and non-fiction are enjoyed, but NOT Sports related, history or ROMANCE (blech!) :) I have 2 Kindles, and regularly download free books on Kindle Buffet/Weber Books. I also have a lot of hardcover and paperbacks, because, well, it is nice to hold a paper book in your hand sometimes!

Likes

Books, hand made paper, color: muted medium green, old sheet music, rick rac, vintage & antique stores, tacos, tamales, carnitas, Dunkin Donuts Coffee, Starbucks, goldfish, cats, dogs, the driving hamster car commercial :), knit, crochet & paper crafts, guavas and pomegranites, buttons, epherma and so much more!

Dislike

Gum, teabags, peppermint, nuts and shellfish (allergic!), kelly green, comic books, cooked carrots!

Ratings

animal87x rated for Paper swap on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bits of paper! :)
DaiziDruke rated for Paper swap on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun paper goodies! Loved the moose sticker! =)
Response: I am glad you liked it! It is hard for me to get supplies where I live...
jandmterry rated for Quick Letter! # 6 on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter and extras. Missy
armd14 rated for A To Z Questions on Sep 17, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and stuff, you are awesome :) you really put a smile on my face, thanks again
deskitty rated for A Week of Letters on May 6, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, sorry to rate you so late.
Papersphere rated for Private swap - zentangle atc on Apr 21, 2013
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Comment: Thank you :) a beautiful zentangle
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Comment: !!!!! Oh this was a great mail!!! Made my day! Thank you so much for everything!!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed that mail! Thank you for the kind words and the heart. I hope we can swap again! :)
ndw76 rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 10, 2013
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Comment: I really enjoyed your letter. I have written a reply letter and I will post it as soon as I am able.
mooncrab rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 9, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for a very interesting letter. I've mailed a reply to you :)
Limewompus rated for A Week of Letters on Apr 3, 2013
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Comment: Nancy, I loved the paper! It felt so 1980's ;). I'm writing a response, it will be in the mail shortly. Thank you for the lovely letter.
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Comment: Nancy. I had such a rough day at work and I come home to your package. I opened it and I am just blown away. You are just like me wrapping everything with care. I loved the note you included it just makes it even that more personal! I loved everything in the box. I'm going to devour those jellybeans! Lol. Thanks for being such a great swap partner. I was so very lucky to get you and I just want people to know that read your comments that I would've given you 1000 hearts if I could. Thanks so much.
Response: I am so glad that you liked your package! I try to get creative and make it Fab! Don't forget to scratch those tickets! They are REAL LOL!
lizmoore01 rated for A New Pen-Pal for 2013? on Jan 22, 2013
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lavendarcat rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Nov 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap.
marles rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Nov 5, 2012
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Comment: Really enjoyed reading your letter. The recipe sounds great.The quote, so true
honeybeebzz rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Nov 2, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and all of the surprises!!!
Tasia570 rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Nov 2, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for your nice note, the tea, memo papers and beautiful postcard! Good luck on your exam!!!
artsymimi rated for Stuffed Envie <33 - USA ONLY :) on Sep 21, 2012
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Comment: Thank You for your package. I loved everything in it and will make great use of everything .
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Comment: I gave you a 5 even though it was more than a week late.
Response: I am so sorry for this oversight. PM sent.
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Comment: love the ATC and inchies thanks Happy Swapping Debi
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Comment: thanks for sharing! i really enjoyed reading your answers.
Response: No, thank YOU for your kindness and understanding. I am glad you found the answers interesting. Nancy

Rating Overview

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Comments

Littletiscrafty on Jun 18, 2013:

Rocktopus on May 22, 2013:

I think I may have passed out from amazing! YOU ARE THE BOMB. After I opened the little one i was already excited, cuz you know, pens. But then, THE JOURNAL. It is beautiful, gorgeous, eye catching, perfect, lovingly made and breathtaking. I wish I could rate you for it! A million hearts to you. I loved all the pages...I abhor Hello Kitty too so that made me laugh at the ugly page. I think the spiral page was my favorite, it was so perfectly done, I can never write in spirals well. And I learned a few techniques that I hadn't thought of when discovering all the delightful secret flaps and so forth. Oh what a joy to receive. This was waaaaaaaay better than my first journal, and I thought it was pretty good at the time. Seriously thank you so much, I would love to do a private swap with you sometime, I love to swap with people who actually CARE about what they send, they are few and far between on this site. Thankfully I have found quite a few over the years :) And you are the newest to the list of lovely ladies. I'm am now going to go admire it again...

Littletiscrafty on Apr 22, 2013:

Littletiscrafty on Apr 19, 2013:

MonkeyDiaries on Dec 12, 2011:

hi there. sent my swap but I forgot to put the name of the swap on it. It will be in a blue envelope.. :) gina ponce $1.76 Postage = $1.76 Kindness (USA) #2

Paige1900 on Nov 25, 2011:

Hi...I read your post in the PFs wondering if drama happens often on SB. More often than not Questionable Swappers are not even mentioned in the PFs unless it is drastic. They are discussed in the Flakers Group. If it is extreme like Hartline, then yes it is posted as a warning to others. I was flaked on twice since being here and mine was completely handled with int the group...So relax...enjoy SB. Most of the time it is a wonderful place with wonderful people.

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petitpaindepice on Nov 4, 2011:

3 saving tips (and more) by Petitpaindepice:

1) A basic and easy one : pay cash ! it helps you to realise how money can be spent fast.

2) Sign up for rewards cards or member cards from supermarkets because it will make you save a lot of money, also watch coupons !!!

3) Beware of the promotional advertisements like "3 for 2" or "buy 3 get 4th free" because it will simply get you to spend more. If you need one mascara, then buy 1 only, not 2 or 3 to get some freebies. 

4) Buy family size or Big sizes for stuffs you use everyday like cereals, shampoo, detergent. Because you will always use it ! Even for fresh products if you can keep it in the freezer.

5) Try to reduce your expenses by cutting costs where you generally wont think about, like napkins/paper towels (you can replace it by using a sponge)

6) Take care of your stuffs !!! they will last longer and you wont have to buy a new one.

7) Find useful swaps and trades to do on the internet. for example you can trade make up on certain websites for the ones you dont use. Recycle gifts by re-gifting or selling it on ebay when the ebay costs are the lowest (usually not during big events like christmas, easter, halloween)

well, that was my tips, I hope you will find them useful ;)

HeidiJean on Oct 31, 2011:

I'm your partner for "help your partners save money profile swap" My 3 ideas are...

When possible, bring your own coffee/lunch/etc. I used to get a coffee every day on my way to work, and I realized that I can save almost $25/week by making coffee either at home, or at work, instead of going to Dunkin Donuts. You can also save money by bringing left overs or sandwiches to work, rather than having to buy lunch daily.

Never give exact change when buying something. If something costs $3.03, give $4, and put the 97 cents in a jar. At the end of the month, look at all the money that added up!

Don't be afraid of thrift stores! I've gotten so many great crafting supplies at my local thrift store. And before I started swapping, I saved tons of money by going there for electronics, books, etc!

Good luck saving some money!

NurseKelly on Oct 30, 2011:

Help Your Partners Save Money Swap:

Turn off lights and unplug appliances and chargers (such as phone chargers) when not in use to save $ on electricity bill.

Use cash instead of a debit or credit card. Not only does it make it easier to keep track of how much you're spending, but you'll save on interest rates and bank fees.

At the end of each day, put your change into some kind of container. You'll be very surprised after a few months or a year when you cash it in. One time I got almost $350!

Plan to get as many errands done on one trip as possible to save $ on gas.

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