Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2020 6:27 pm


Date Joined: April 5, 2013
Last Online: February 14, 2016
Birthday: October 19, 1978
Country: United States
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Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is The Phantom of the Opera (2004). I first watched it on DVD and fell in love with the story and music. Who knew Anne Hathaway could sing so well! After watching the movie many, many times I was able to see it live in Las Vegas. A little worried it wouldn't be as good as the movie because you don't have all the extra benefits live as you do with film I was completely blown away by the performance.

Other movie topics I enjoy watching are anything supernatural with vampires, werewolves, elves, dragons, Fae, etc.

Favorite Books

Whenever I can you will find me with a book in my hand. I love to read and hopefully will pass this along to my children. (yes they already have their own library in their playroom at the ages of 5 & 7) Mostly I love to read historical and romantic novels. Since The Twilight books have come out I have also started reading more supernatural books. While I liked the Twilight books I was not impressed with the movies. I feel our imaginations are so much better than film could ever portray a book and so am always disappointed when a movie comes out that I have already read the book.

About Me

All About me: I am a single mother to three wonderful children born 2002, 2006, and 2007 (I would list their ages but thought birth years would be better so I don't have to change my profile every time one of them has a birthday). The oldest two are girls and my youngest is a boy. Only the two little ones live with me currently as my oldest decided to live with her father this past year. They are my joy and I love finding new and creative activities to do with them.

I live in the Washington, DC area but have traveled all over the USA. I would love to travel outside the USA one day. I find that while DC is great in it's cultural with the history; all of its monuments, museums and government I find that each place I have visited offers its own unique culture. I love visiting historical places and seeing how people lived back before technology took over.

I also am a RN working in a Labor and Delivery Unit here in Washington, DC. I work weekends so I can spend the week helping my children with school work and run them to all of their activities (gymnastics and karate). I have been nursing for 10 years and still love it even though it is wearing on my body.

Besides that I wish I had more free time to do crafts so I squeeze it in when I can and am excited about joining Swap bot to meet new friends and learn about new crafts.

Things I Love

I am currently in LOVE with cherry blossoms and anything Asian. They have a unique sense of style and express it so well. I have recently started watching anime and am impressed with the vibrant colors and artistry. I am learning about the Chinese culture as I am dating a Chinese man and am loving it. Other things I love is 50's pin-ups. I was able to do a pin-up shoot a couple of years ago and fell in love with the fun and flirtyness (if that is even a word) of the 50's pin-ups.

Favorite Crafts

Crafts.....I love trying my hand at new things. Recently I have been making scrabble tile pendant necklace's. For my daughter's 7th birthday she had a Monster High theme pool party. I was able to make scrabble tile monster high necklace's as party favor's for all 24 of the kids attending the party and they went fast!

I started my crafting with scrap booking. Unfortunately with 3 kids and working full time I don't have the time it takes to make full scrapbooks any more. I still love taking pictures and hope one day I will have the time to get around to making scrap books for my children.

I also love, love, love taking pictures. My bedroom is decorated in black and white canvas photos I have taken from national monuments all over the US including the Statue of Liberty, Gateway Arch, Mount Rushmore, The Grand Canyon, etc. I am by no means a professional photographer but would love to take some classes and learn how to get better!


Likes: Music- Imagine Dragons, Daughtry, Adele, Three Doors Down, Rihanna, Eminen, The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, AWOLNATION, Creed, Of Monsters and Men. Style- I like more modern decoration (think Ikea not modern art, lol). Red (more dark red than bright red) and black. I also like the brown/blue combination. I also like antiques which is a hard combination :) Food- I love coffee (starbucks especially!) Mocha, white chocolate, chi, toffee nut, vanilla. Tea- I'm pretty much a plain Lipton tea girl. But lately I have been wanting to try new flavors so anything would be great. Scents (for candles, lotions etc) I love Japanese cherry blossom (from Bath & Body works), fresh linen, anything light scented beachy etc.

Other likes- Hawaiian culture (totems etc), Vintage items; 50's pin-up etc, Middle eastern/Indian clothing and accessories.

Religion- I am not a christian (no offense to those that are) and prefer not to receive any christian related material (I grew up Pentacostal) but I do like learning about other religions ( I am currently looking in Buddhism.

Dislikes: There's not much I don't like. I'm not a fan of country: music or decorations. Food Scents (lotions and candles etc) I'm not a fan of food scented things, I will sometimes get vanilla or coconut scented but not often.


Hello all...I just wanted to send out an update and apologize for any inconvenience in advance. I no longer have a computer so am working off my smartphone and using my work computer when I go to work on the weekends. I promise I will send out my swaps before or on the send date but it may take me a little while to get online to put down I've sent my items or to rate. I am trying to keep up with rating in a timely fashion. Hopefully I will be getting a new computer soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Favorite foods: Chocolate ( but please if it is summer time or warm out don't send me any as it is usually melted when I get it) Candy (fruit flavored is good, nothing sour please) Coffee/flavored tea's/hot chocolate

Asian/Italian/Hawaiian foods

I am up for trying different things so if there is a local specialty or favorite food from your country I would love to try it.

Dislikes: Anything spicy Anything sour licorice


inthewild rated for Souvenir swap #4 on Oct 30, 2013
Comment: Did not reply to my message, flaked on and no reply - 1
mara76 rated for Postcard and souvenir magnet EDITED on Sep 29, 2013
Comment: I will be happy to re-rate when I get the swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package of goodies! It's a lovely selection that the whole family can enjoy :) xxx
ichbinliz rated for 1 magnet + 2 touristy postcards #2 on Aug 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you Dawn for the lovely magnet and postcards :) Such a wonderful view of Washington and the sunflowers of Maryland.
roogirl rated for 1 magnet + 2 touristy postcards #2 on Aug 18, 2013
Comment: Thanks love the pc and magent
newrule rated for Souvenir swap #3 on Aug 16, 2013
Comment: Lovely souvenirs! Thanks so much for sending such cool items. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great present, I like it a lot!
Madelon rated for Favourite candies swap. on Aug 7, 2013
Comment: thank you Oh my goodness, what an exciting parcel! Thank you
Response: not sure why it didn't get to you. Please next time message me and let me know so I can figure it out or resend. I will resend a package today.
swappintoya rated for Colored sock swap #1 on Aug 3, 2013
Comment: Loved them :) Thank you!!!!
snailmailer1 rated for International Magnet Swap #2 on Jul 27, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the lovely magnet. It's already found its place on my fridge :)
Comment: Thanks so much for DC....happy swapping. :)
jeanland rated for Tea Time! on Jul 9, 2013
Comment: Lovely teas & thank you for the extras!
muthiaw rated for Touristic items swap on Jul 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much Dawn! I loved everything :D
roogirl rated for Souvenir swap #2 on Jul 1, 2013
Comment: Love love the swap thanks
newrule rated for Touristic items swap on Jun 27, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for everything. I especially loved the pen! Thanks again for an excellent package!
Comment: Thank you thank you!!! I own the smoke their but haven't read it and I LOVE Julie garwood! I love the books I'm so excited to read them! I'd love to swap with you again anytime. Thank you!!!
Natasa rated for Summertime Kids Craft on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Maria loved everything. She is working on them right now.
kirstykai rated for ♥ Foodie Pen Pals #1 ♥ on Jun 24, 2013
Comment: THANK YOU, you are an absolute legend and you made my week…actually change that month. You put so much thought into this swap and words cannot describes how much I appreciate it. I am definitely over the moon. I love everything, especially the totem, the magnet and of course the Cheetos, as well as everything else. THANK YOU again <3
London13 rated for HELLO KITTY FANS SWAP #2 on Jun 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I love the items that you sent me. =)
Response: Glad you liked the items :-)
Bluepony14 rated for Tea Time! on Jun 17, 2013
Comment: thanks for the teas .:)
Response: You're welcome

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tumbochka on Oct 2, 2013:

Hello, I am the coordinator of the Souvenir swap #4, which is already ended and you are now late. Please send it as soon as possible and don't forget to mark it as sent! Also please contact me and your partner, clarifying when you are going to send it. ~Tanya

tumbochka on Jun 30, 2013:

Hello, I'm inviting you to join Souvenir Swap #3 which I'm hosting now :)

tumbochka on Jun 6, 2013:

Thank you for joining the Souvenir swap #2! I hope you'll enjoy it!:D

roaddummy on Apr 16, 2013:

Hello! I just posted another postcard swap if you are interested. Photography Postcard-Old Buildings

I would love to have you!!


ladydy5 on Apr 10, 2013:

Excellent profile newbie!

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