Swap-bot Time: November 16, 2019 1:36 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: November 16, 2019
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am an easy going, young at heart Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 adults who are moved out but not far away :) I do not have any grandchildren. I live in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. I am near the Devil's Punchbowl hiking area, a ski resort & some lakes, streams & the Poppy Reserve. We have the most amazing sunsets here, snow in the winter & lots of wildflowers in Spring. The summers can get pretty hot, but the afternoons are shaded by the mountain and it always cools off in the evenings. There are no city lights around so at night you can see all the beautiful stars! It's very peaceful up here and I love it! In southern California you are only an hour away from everything, the city, the mountains, the beach or the desert. There is always something fun to do!

SWAP MAIL: I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because the closest post office to my home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my house. At work the security gate is locked on the weekends, so you might see a message on your tracking saying "failed delivery attempt" but don't worry, they will deliver it on the next business day.

MY PASSIONS: I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I enjoy taking pictures. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses. I work a couple of days a week in the office of our machine shop. On the weekends I sometimes go stay on my boat to be near the ocean because that's where I grew up. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts, playing with my cat, or working outside in my yard. Outside, I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers, a little koi pond and a beehive, plus 3 chickens. I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and treasure my collection of postcards from around the world!.

My favorite colors are Greens, teal & lighter shades of pink, peach coral, melon, Tropical color combinations, Forest color combination, pastel color combinations & Autumn colors. I usually don't care for purple. I do like a little glitter, but I'm not the blingy hot pink glitter kinda girl.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

I wear a size Small Petite & dress in a Boho style.

Size 6 flip-flops & moccasins.

Favorite number is 3.

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio painting, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, making jewelry using glass beads (no plastic) & Swarovski crystals, making natural cold process soap & Ukrainian (Batik) Pysanky eggs. My latest project is wine making. I don't sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch or journal. I am discovering so many new crafts through Swapbot. There are so many creative people here. I love it!

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, British Royal Family, Tea themed, French shabby-chic/romantic, Retro 50's, cactus, zen. Fawns are special to me.


My kitchen is in a Retro 50's theme colored in pink & mint green.

My living room is Bohemian.

My bedroom is Tropical.

My guestroom is Vintage/French/Shabby Chic (not country).

My bathrooms are: #1 Desert #2 Pond-like #3 Mermaid.

Office is in an Around the World, Spiritual/Meditation etc. theme.

Den is decorated in brightly colored Mexican tiles & art.

Rec Room has neon bar lights, slot machine, pool table...

Christmas Decorations: Secular/Winter themed or Vintage/Retro please.

Halloween decorations: Vintage/Retro.


Things I enjoy receiving


I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them: Even if a swap calls for a new item I don't mind receiving handmade if it is something you think I would like.

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

I would LOVE a Snippet Roll!

Cloth drawstring Pouches for gift giving in medium (gift bag) sizes.

Handmade ornaments for my Valentine's Day tree.

Handmade ornaments for my St.Patrick'sDay/Celtic tree.

Things Made With Nature,

Nicely Made ATCs.

Spirit Dolls,

Junker Jane Dolls,

Felted Animals or Food,

Shadow Boxes,

Paper Mache,

Crocheted Barbie Dresses,

Altered Altoid Tins,


Cat Grass Seeds,

Hummingbird Nectar,

Lavender essential oil.

Lemon EO,

Orange EO,

Felt squares for crafting,

A real 100% Silk Scarf,

Felted Items: Animals, Fairies, Elves, mermaids or Foods,

Thin/Fine Paintbrushes,

Eyelet Tool,

Fringe Scissors,

3 to a Page Postcard Sleeves for storing postcards,

A new Postcard Album,

Pysanky Dyes,

Snap Settings for Gems!!!

Jewelry from Countries Outside the USA that Represent it's Style... example, a Claddagh from Ireland, Woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Tea, sealed in individual identifiable sleeves (not just the teabag itself)...I keep them in my Tea Rating Journal & that is the only journal I keep. Right now I have a LOT of tea but if you have an unusual/unique/special one I would love to try it.

Reusable beeswax sandwich Wraps/Sleeves,


Coffee Bean Gift Cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift Cards.

Michael's Gift Cards.

Handmade Decorations for my house from your Travels around the World.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Cute Camping/Glamping, Boating, Pool, She-Shed related items.

Exceptionally awesome Crystals & Seashells,

Grumbacher, Golden, Maltisse or Liquitex (but not Liquitex Basic) Acrylic paints in the following colors: 1) White. 2) Black.

High Gloss varnish for Acrylic.

CLEAR nail polish base or top coat.

Eyebrow pencil in BROWN.

Crystal beads,

A CD of music from around the world, Native American (Indian) or nature sounds. Not Celtic though-I have a few of those already from Swappers :).

Audio Books ,


foundation sponges,

cute party plates,

Mod Podge,

Elmer's type school glue (the runny kind in the bottle not the chapstick kind),

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

outdoor staked solar lights,


double sided tape,

Tissue Gift Wrap,


Anthropomorphic items.

Vintage Lady Head vase/planters.

Native American jewelry,

Turquoise, Amber, Peridot.

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelery,

Retro 70s optical plastic ring.

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Crocheted Barbie Dresses.

Lefton figures,

Limoges teacups,

Belleek shamrock items,

Carnival Glass candy dish,

Milk Glass vase,

Fenton figures,

Capodimonte roses,

Swarovski miniatures.

Old black & white photos,


Alice In Wonderland,





I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter.

I do not mind receiving used things that are CLEAN and in good condition.

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a tea bag sealed in it's original wrapper would be much appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers & samples of washi tape. If you have any extra postcards or unwanted ATCs, I'd love those!

If I am in a swap that requires FOOD: I would prefer Tea. I have allergies to gluten & wheat & sugar & artificial things can trigger my migraines.

If I am in a BEAUTY SWAP: I would prefer things like: facial sponges, wash cloths, bath mitts, loofahs, sea sponges, sleep masks, aloe socks...things like that, but NOT actual products (lotions/soaps) since I have VERY sensitive skin that rashes up bad.


Gardening shoes/Crocs,

Nice Women's Gardening Gloves.

Nice Scissors for Cloth cutting.


Things I won't use


FOOD (including hot chocolate) or RECIPES. I HAVE ALLERGIES.



I don't keep a planner journal/organizer (project Life etc.) or use page tags.

Note Pads & Sticky Notes. I seriously don't think I can use up what I already have in my lifetime.

Loose Papers & Washi Samples.

No sewing items, I tried, but I'm just not good at it :( No cross stitch, unless its pre-printed with the pattern on it - I can do that! :) I don't know how to knit. No more ribbon please.

Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners. I have a thing about using pencils, they make my skin crawl.

Magnets & Key Chains, I don't use or collect them. Exception would be if the key-chain had something on it I might like (Alice In Wonderland, for example) and can take off to re-purpose into something else.

Glow Sticks & Plastic Kid Toys, foam/kid crafts. I don't have little kids or grandchildren.

Makeup Bags & Coin Purses, I have received SO many of these I am running out of uses for them.

No Religious Items, please.

I have been sent items that smell of mildew or have been dirty & even crusted up with food. Most people would not do this, but if you happen to be one of these people, please don't.


camouflage, animal print or country themes.


pot holders,

kitchen towels,


note pads,

makeup bags,

Thank you!!!

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then". from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Reading: The Rules Of Magic & Post Mortem.

Shows I am watching: Stranger Things, Better Call Sal, Outlander, Red Queen, American Gods, Preacher & Breaking Bad. Hallmark channel.

Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Halloween & Grease I also enjoy Disney movies.

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave, classic rock & mellow rock. Also, Piano/Rain music to sleep & Celtic music, world music.

Books I like: A lot of zen type books, reference/how to books, art books, travel, mystery, adventure, classics.


I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness. I absolutely love swapping!

The Etsy link is to my daughter's shop & I want to make it clear that I pay full price when I buy an item from there to send to you in a swap ;)

Ever wonder what happens to all the things you make and send off? I have all my handmade treasures from swaps displayed all around my house. Dangling from walls or in glass cabinets, on shelves, in vases. I pull my flipbooks out for every holiday to display on the coffee table and all my ATCs & Pocket Letters are in albums that I go through every now and then. :)

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!


ariestess rated for November Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Will come back in December to further comment on the gift.
Chaosfay rated for October Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks! In My stocking it goes...
fbresnah rated for Halloween postcard swap USA only on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Love the 3d card, so cool! Thank you!
JudalineZ rated for Witch Kit on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for wonderful items. Love the book on crystals!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing his fun traveling with you and I am sure he had a lot fun! Thank you for the goodies!
dolphingirl rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. Love the artwork!
Comment: Thank you! Always useful!
Comment: Thanks for the ghoul-friend stocking stuffer. Gonna save it for the when the Great Pumpkin comes. Happy Halloween!
stephanieshaw rated for Magic Destash Box October on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the unusual Destash goodies!
Comment: Thanks and will update when I open in December :)
Jbcangel rated for Trick or Treat bag filler 9/19 on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you
CroLaneyL rated for Stocking Stuffer ATC #2 on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Omg talk about super late. I am soooo sorry. I was going thru my things and came across your atcs. I super love everything!!!! And will ne added to my orher hand made ornaments :) I hope you understand.
Comment: oohhhh---LOVE the little DOD art doll. She is a real cutie and the x-rays are AMAZING. I'm like a kid and can never save these swaps for Christmas...lol
cmalaina rated for Lets have a relaxing fall on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: I love the body lotion and tea thank you again
Karen07 rated for Stuff My Stocking on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Exciting package with awesome wrapping paper! Thanks! I have tremendous willpower and am saving it. I did feel it a bit though. :)
Jbcangel rated for All things witches on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Disney postcard! Love Tinkerbellโค๏ธ
Rainydancer rated for Halloween Postcard on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: thanks
tlemon4 rated for Halloween Spooky Spool Doll on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! So cute :)

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

institches on Jan 14, 2019:

Fill My Stocking Swaps - I'm just getting my gifts opened today. I would like to thank you for all you sent to me over 2018 and for participating in the swaps.

sandyponey on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too!

institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

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