Date Joined: July 6, 2009
Last Online: February 23, 2019
Birthday: December 14
Country: United States
I am an artsy, crunchy, world traveler. I have lived and traveled many places and I am truly in love with all of Creation. I have a soft spot for any dying art, and that includes snail mail. I am a happy Catholic. I speak Spanish and English fluently and I dabble in a few other languages. (Write to me in Spanish if you'd like!)
I just moved back to the U.S. after several years in Jerusalem, and I'm not sure that I'll ever get used to the change back. I'm also back to Swap-Bot after a long travel-related hiatus involving numerous months in numerous countries. Message me and I'll tell you all about it. :)
I believe in good stewardship and living together with the Earth, rather than attempting to conquer it. I prefer secondhand over brand new, glass or wood over plastic, locally made over Made in China. (That being said, I truly appreciate all my Swap Partners, especially if they put thought and heart into their swaps, and so I would love anything you want to send me.) I would really love to swap things you don't need anymore that I do, and vice versa; "another man's treasure" and all that. I love re-gifts. (Feel free to send gently used items, even if the swap calls for "new" items.) My favorite swaps are ones where we share things we already have; send me one notecard from your new set of eight, one teabag from your new favorite box, a pair of earrings that are really cool but aren't really your style anymore. However, I don't mind buying something new if it's perfect. I do love swapping but I don't love waste. Please just be mindful!
I'm married to my best friend, the 6'3" Ecuadorean astrophysicist, and we have two beautiful babies.
I love private swaps, especially package swaps and tea swaps. I also love package swaps where we don't necessarily swap the same thing, but different items or collections of items of equivalent value. Message me if you're interested!
NEWBIES! I'm your gal! :) I particularly love private one-on-one swapping with newbies to help you get your ratings up. We were all there once! Let me know if you're interested and what you would like to swap and I'll set it up.
Please let me know if something doesn't arrive and I'll re-send right away! Also, I re-use envelopes and packaging and occasionally write letters or send mail on odd scraps of paper... I'm a firm believer in upcycling! :)
Tea drinking! Traveling! Trying new things!
Anything that reminds me that there is a bigger world out there.
Unusual crafts, Dying arts, Iconography, Illuminated manuscripts, Scherenschnitte, Watercolor, Film photography. Gardening, Cooking, Baking. Giving old things new uses!
I LOVE to read! My favorite books are those that make you think; either really well-written fiction with wonderfully deep and quirky characters and extraordinary concepts or situations... or non-fiction books from which I can learn something, especially on interesting or bizarre subjects.
I HAVE NO FOOD ALLERGIES OR DISLIKES. I will try anything once, and will most likely love it, so please feel free to be as creative as you like!
If you're totally stuck or we're in a profile surprise swap and in need of ideas, here are a few of my favorite things, but I also LOVE surprises, so please don't feel like you have to even look at this list!
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