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Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: January 27, 2020
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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Whoever sent me the Tea Pet, I love it! Thank you so much ❤️

Happy New Year 2020!

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 yet, but my daughter and son-in-law said they are ready to start a family now, so I guess I can start collecting baby stuff. 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!

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 fermenting fruit. 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 hope to learn how to use my sewing machine and Cricut this year. I love it!

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland,








Frida Kahlo,







British Royal Family,

Tea themed,

French shabby-chic/romantic,

Retro 50's,



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.

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

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 & 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 Future Grand Baby.


Papers & ephemera that are spiritual in nature..witchy, zen, mystical, BOS type,

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 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.

Film for Instimax camera, Natural (non-plastic) Toys & things for Babies.

Jazz CDs,

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,

Printed Tissue Gift Wrap,


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

Anthropomorphic items.

Native American jewelry,

Turquoise, Amber, Peridot.

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelery,

Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Crocheted Barbie Dresses.

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.


Nice Scissors for Cloth cutting.

! (just up the road in winter)

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, 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 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,

blank postcards,

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

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

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave, jazz, classic & punk 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!

(the beautiful poppies in spring)


Comment: thank for my swap♥♥♥
banjobraids rated for Altered Matchbox Love Spell on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: WOWWWWWW!!!! I was so excited to open this and check it out. You put so much lovely work into it. I love the drawing of the sun and the little sayings on the side and the mother/child imagery. And all these tiny little silver beads, they're so teensy!! I appreciate all the nice stuff inside the box, too. It smells so nice and like love personified :):):) Wonderful little details. Thank you for all the work you did and this will be hanging over my altar. Thank you also for hosting this awesome swap.
Comment: I just love my dish!! How did you make it??
Response: Yay, Happy you like it! I used a coloring page and glued it to the back of the dish and added lots more layers of glue and glitter, of course!
Comment: wow she is wonderful and the store near you i want one here this is auto heart of course I am waiting on yours for package to arrive
PrettyAlice rated for Book of Shadows Goodies on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! This is some very cool stuff!
zurdoswifey rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great swap...I’m so sorry that my original rating didn’t stick...I’m glad I checked again before I archived...had a few others rated and disappear lately as well and I checked and it’s marked off my list as rated last month ...weird... anywhoo...loved the swap items you sent for me and the kcups were very much loved by my daughter haha ...she snatched those up before I even seen what they were lol
Response: daughters will do that! LOL
Comment: Wow!! Smells yummy! Thank you!!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Re Gift Swap : USA on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: A braided hair piece. How unusual. My hair is lighter than it but I am sure I will "try it out" to see what I can do with it. Maybe surprise the hubby some night??? LOL My daughter and I were trying to see how I can wear it, and kept laughing. This swap I will always remember. Thank you.
Response: I saw a really cool way to wear it on Pinterest. Put it around your head like a wreath, then take your hair in small sections wrapping it over the braid and tucking in in, so all your hair is up. Does that make sense ?
Comment: Oh my! You set a pretty high bar!! Glad I haven't sent yours yet! LOL!! I need to go remake yours! .... Thank you so much!!
Comment: Hi Kimberly! I just wanted 2 let u know that I really enjoyed this swap. I totally did not know what 2 expect & I was nicely surprised=) Thank u 4 a fun swap=)
Response: I'm so glad! I didn't want to send any random white thing, but something actually useful! It's challenging because you never know what you'll find at a thrift shop! Fun swap!
CRAFTiiChrissy rated for A Cozy Christmas Eve on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much
samsstuff rated for TF stocking stuffer December on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ornaments!
JudalineZ rated for Christmas card - with a twist! on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: So cool card I love it and thank you for the goodies!
Comment: Thank you for the holiday greetings and tuck-in. It is perfectly me! Happy holidays to you and yours!
Comment: Thank you for sending me such a special stocking stuffer! Of course, I wasn't able to delay the unwrapping!! The vintage ornaments are precious. They look perfectly wonderful hanging on my old fashioned feather tree. Happy holidays to you and yours!
Comment: Thanks for joining the January 2020 swap! Now if I can just hold off until Christmas 2020 to unwrap:)
Suzyanner rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeously wrapped teas and the lovely card! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I can't wait until the 21st so I can open my first teabag!
depress666d rated for Tea Advent Calendar #2 on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you - she is lovely even with a broken arm - I am sure I can repair her - darn USPS!
hibiscus rated for CPG Hanukkah ATC - Global on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Wow! Loved the envelope full of strawberry stamps!! Now I need a used postage swap! Thank you for all the new ones for me to use... but thank you so much for your pretty perfect Hanukkah atc! It was so well made... great swap!

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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

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!

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