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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: March 27, 2020
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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Happy New Year 2020!

Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am Leo♌. I do not follow a religion, but am spiritual in my own way🕉️. 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 yet. 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.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! Go Lakers 🏀! I was given the nickname Kfaye from my brother when i was little. K for Kimberly & my middle name is Faye, which my mother told me means fairy 🧚‍♀️. My mother raised me to think outside the box and exposed me to many different beliefs and ideas. We played ESP games,meditated and made "energy balls". She told me that "thoughts are things" ...meaning they have power and that I should choose my thoughts carefully because everything I think goes out there into the world.... We lit candles when we wanted to honor or manifest something. I have always been into nature, the power of crystals and plants for healing. This is how I was raised.

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 on it's own, but I like it paired with other colors like yellow or blue. 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. I love lace, long skirts & leggings!

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 fermenting fruit. I don't sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch or journal. I hope to learn how to use my sewing machine and Cricut this year. I have discovered so many new crafts through Swapbot. This is where I first learned about washi tape, now I have hundreds! Thanks a lot ;) 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 HOUSE:

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.

! (The Devil's Punchbowl- I can see it from my living room)

Things I enjoy receiving

HANDMADE THINGS I LIKE:

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 & large gift bag sizes. I have plenty of tiny ones.

Handmade ornaments for my Valentine's Day tree.

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

Things Made With Nature,

Solstice tree decorations,

Nicely Made ATCs.

Spirit Dolls,

Junker Jane Dolls,

Felted Animals or Food,

Shadow Boxes,

Paper Mache,

Crocheted Barbie Dresses,

Altered Altoid Tins,

Altoid Tin Travel Toys,

Altered Matchbox- ornaments, toys or spell kits.

Something Handmade for my first Future Grand Baby.

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Papers & ephemera that are spiritual in nature..witchy, zen, mystical, BOS type,but not "dark". But NOT images that you just cut out of your junk mail catalogs.

Truly vintage papers,

Swarovski crystals for embellishing things,

Natural Wooden Blocks that can be used for painting on or decoupage.

Lavendar dryer bags,

Candy Tree Garland,

Cat Grass Seeds,

Hummingbird Nectar,

Lavender essential oil.

Lemon EO,

ATC Plastic Sleeves,

Felt squares for crafting,

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

Eyelet Tool,

3 to a Page Postcard Sleeves for storing postcards,

ATC/baseball card sleeves for my binder,

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!

wash cloths,

Coffee,

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, minerals, fossils & Seashells,

Grumbacher, Golden, Maltisse or Liquitex (but not Liquitex Basic) Acrylic paints.

High Gloss varnish for Acrylic painting.

Film for Instimax camera,

Natural (non-plastic) Toys & things for Babies.

FROM $DOLLAR STORES:

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,

Printed Tissue Gift Wrap,

THRIFT SHOP ITEMS:

Polly Pocket characters (the tiny ones from the 90s)

Anthropomorphic items.

Native American jewelry,

Turquoise, Amber, Peridot.

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelery,

Punk Rock or New Wave (The Clash) Records, Cassettes or CDs. If you're not sure, don't bother ;)

Crocheted Barbie Dresses.

Belleek shamrock items,

Carnival Glass candy dish,

Milk Glass vase,

Fenton figures,

Capodimonte roses,

Swarovski miniatures.

Old black & white photos,

POSTCARDS:

Alice In Wonderland,

Disney,

Mythical,

Holidays.

STOCKING STUFFERS:

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 like 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.

! (just up the road in winter)

Things I won't use

DISLIKES/PLEASE NO:

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

NO SOAP OR LOTION (allergies).

NO $ STORE CANDLES (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 (fabric), 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, unless it's lace.

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.

Kid stuff: Glow Sticks & Plastic Kid Toys, Foamies or teacher reward stickers.

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

No Christian related Items, please.

Skulls, ugly witches, dragons & gothy/emo stuff.

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.

THINGS I DO NOT CARE FOR:

camouflage, animal print or country themes.

I HAVE ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW:

pot holders,

kitchen towels,

socks,

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, Breaking Bad, South Park, Goldbergs & Hallmark channel.

Favorite Shows: Gilmore Girls, Frazier, I Love Lucy, Seinfeld.

Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Halloween, Grease, Up In Smoke. I also enjoy Disney movies.

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave, classic rock, punk rock & mellow rock. Some jazz & classical. 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.

USPS & SWAP ISSUES

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!

(the beautiful poppies in spring)

Ratings

nancylee rated for Ostara Wreath on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: I didn't let myself open your package until I was ready to send. How beautiful and the quail egg arrived in perfect shape. Nw I find it amusing our artistic sensibilities are similar, my tem placement almost mirrored yours and I went for a different but same size charm. Bright Ostara wishes to you.
Response: Ah, I'm so happy you like it :D I just got yours today and I will open it tomorrow evening. Ostara blessings to you ! 🥚❇️
Maggie249 rated for Magickal Fairy Corn Husk Doll on Mar 11, 2020
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Comment: again many thanks I luv all of them
Maggie249 rated for Witchy Corn Doll on Mar 11, 2020
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Comment: this is the best box I have opened and you are wonderful to send all these love them still working on my husk dolls made my day and my bday this Friday will be 70 that is big one for me thank you so very very much I would issue more hearts if I could
Response: Happy birthday! 🎈🎂My daughter's birthday is the 12th, my brother's the 13th & my son in laws is the 14th! My mother in law's in the 17th lots of Pisces in our family! I hope your day is super special!
ariestess rated for Handmade Yule Tree Ornaments on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to open it in December!
ariestess rated for Easy Magickal Stocking Stuffers on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much! Can't wait to open this in December!
PrettyAlice rated for Handmade Gifts For Yule on Mar 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love the extras too!
Response: I am SOOO glad!!! Hugs!
sandyponey rated for $10 Magickal Yule Gifts on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the die cuts and ephemera. :-)
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Comment: Great pic! Thanks!
thriftymermaid rated for MLU: My Mermaid Valentine on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark! I loved the shaker Valentine!! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Dinkyde rated for Magic Box Destash Swap February on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the box of fun.
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Comment: Thank you for the great goodies!
sherig47 rated for LBoE: Send a Heart on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much. The necklace and earrings you made for me are stunning absolutely gorgeous. I just love them😍. The colors will match my new Easter dress perfectly. You are so talented. The site only lets me give you one heart. So I will give you more here myself ❤️💗💖💝❤️❤️🌹🌹. I should post a picture somewhere it would make everyone else jealous.
Response: Awe, thank you :) I am always happy to hear when a creation of mine brings someone such joy! <3
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Winter Blues things. I love everything. Brightened my day for sure. Hugs, Sandy
DecoPalace rated for Mermaid themed $10 gift exchange on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: I just love hand made things! Thank you. Where did you get the mermaid tissue paper? I was shocked to see it.
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ChinaCat rated for MLU: A Tiny Mermaid Bottle on Feb 2, 2020
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Comment: I am soooo sorry I didn't rate this sooner! I thought I had, but anyway...thank you so much for the sweet little bottle. I have it in my bathroom, tucked into a big bowl of shells. It looks really cute. xo
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Comment: The heart is for your care wrapping the item (paper weight?), I thought I'd never get through the bubble wrap which made it all the more interesting.
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Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open it for Yule!
Response: I can't wait for you to open it too!!
ariestess rated for Handmade Yule Tree Ornament on Jan 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open it to add to my Yule tree!
Response: I think you will love it :D
starhiker rated for LBoE - Craft me a ........ on Jan 31, 2020
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Comment: Aw he's so cute! I love him. I've never made a dragon either he turned out great, love the gems and the little card with the spider saying. I feel like that some days ♥♥♥♥♥

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starhiker on Jan 31, 2020:

I just gave you, your 1200th "5" congrats!

mandigutterrose on Dec 30, 2019:

A fun little note about the witchy advent calendar you sent me: the pack of incense comes says it's from Wildomar, CA; I had to laugh because I am a two minute drive from the Lake Elsinore (my town)/Wildomar city limits! I had no idea we had an incense distributor here, but I keep being reaffirmed how small the world really is!

And thank you, I absolutely loved everything I received. It was really worth waiting for.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 22, 2019:

I just opened a Stocking stuffer swap you mailed back in Jan 2019. I love my tea cup and saucer. Thank you so much. I will always remember you when I see it in my curio cabinet.

ChinaCat on Dec 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the adorable Christmas card and the fun Santa tuck-in! See you in 2020! xo

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

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