Last updated 10.18.19
I'm back to being semi-active on here for the time being. Will be hosting more public and group swaps.
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 36 y/o female currently living in Kansas by way of Missouri. I'm a transplant from Minnesota and still very much consider myself a Minnesota girl. Professionally I am a front-end developer currently working in the e-commerce field. I love traveling, reading, and shopping.
Americas: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Guatemala, Canada
Europe: UK, France
Asia: Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India, China
Travel wishlist: Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Montreal, Dubai, Singapore
2019: I'm thinking of using something more digital for the new year despite being tempted by all the gorgeous planners out there.
2018: I went back to a very similar planner to that of the one I had in 2016. I find that it worked the best for me. This year I am concentrating more on content than the actually decorating. I do throw in some stickers and washi tapes but everything is more simple.
2017: This year I tried using a horizontal A5 Happy Planner. I love the look but I haven't been as consistent in decorating. IT WAS A FAIL!
2016: I have been consistent in decorating my planner (which is a simple Clementine Paper planner I bought from TJMaxx for $7.99). I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I do now. I don't care much for decorating as I do writing it all down.
You can see pictures of my planner layout on my Instagram: @raniheartspaper.
Since I am here mainly for the Kawaii swaps, I figured I ought to have a more comprehensive Kawaii section.
The short version is I like anything cute and girly. And I prefer not to receive anything weird, boyish.
I'm into older, vintage Kawaii but I know that they are either harder to come by or really expensive. I don't want to stress my partners out if they cannot send me vintage items (always a nice surprise but never expected).
I'm in the process of downsizing my massive vintage collection of Kawaii stationery but I still love swapping them. I'm open to anything you would like to send my way. However, please note my "prefer not to receive" section below, especially in regards to counterfeit/knock-off items as they seem to be more and more prevalent these days.
PREFER NOT TO RECEIVE:
Washi Tapes: My taste in washi tapes is feminine. I love florals and Kawaii. I prefer lantern pattern and polka dots over stripes and solids. Anything sweet and girly.
As much as I like deco tapes, when a swap calls for washi tape, please only send those. Paper tape is not the same as washi tape. I find deco tape samples just a lot harder to use because it becomes non-sticky once it's left the original tape.
Disney & Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff but only because I have easy access to them and do not collect them. Also, please no religious, academic, or holiday items.
No magazine cutouts, scrap paper, foam stickers (I get way too much), confetti. Also nothing too masculine like mustache and sports. No ribbons or fabric tapes.
Currently no more journal cards & Project Life cards please. Also no more ephemera and die-cuts. No academic stickers or dollar store stickers.
No pencils and erasers. I'm no longer a student and really don't collect or have need for these items.
No more note cards or post cards. I have a lot of my own. Post cards are fine if it's used as a protector.
Junk in general.
Tea/coffee: I'm both a tea and coffee drinker. My favorite tea flavor is Moroccan mint tea. I'm always on the look out for the best Moroccan mint tea. I don't consider myself a coffee snob. I prefer mine instant and made at home versus at a local coffee shop. I also prefer cold drinks vs hot ones and will often let my coffee sit until it's lukewarm before drinking it (my MIL thinks this is sacrilege, lol).
TEA WISHLIST: Red Rose Sweet Temptations, would love to try any of the flavors in that line.
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