Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States
Live in a small old house in a small old town with my amazing hubby and our sweet rescued dachshund mix Oliver (LOVE dogs!). Mom to a son who is an adult now. I work full time at a small 100 year-old community hospital.
I'm a🐶 dog-lover, animal lover, recycler/upcycler, energy-conscious, almost-vegetarian who loves to thrift shop and find a good bargain but despises clutter and collections. (Except pens, those don't count as a collection because I USE them, right? :) I tend to enjoy animals more than people. :) I am an introvert.
I love: God (my #1!) Christian music (contemporary), 80's music, clean air, quiet time, coffee, sounds of birds singing, sparkle (but not glitter that falls off of things!), holographic anything!
I love to find new ways to use things that are otherwise "done" with use. Example: You can make an old calendar page/picture into an envelope!! If you have really really personal stuff written on the other side.... there is always some washi tape or a sharpie to cover that! Calendars do not have to be put in the recycling in their entirety! Cut them up! Make ephemera or envelopes, or whatever you can think of! But PLEASE recycle at least...think of a LANDFILL every time you throw something in the trash....do you really need to add that?🥴
******* PLEASE NOTE********* NO SMOKE 🤢SMELL OR FALLING GLITTER*****🚭 I cannot tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke (or ANY other kind of smoke), it gives me migraines. Please do not send me anything from a house that has had a smoker. Please do not send things with glitter if it's coming off the page or comes off when you rub a finger on it. (I use spray glue to make it stay or use glitter glue, that sticks pretty well)
Related to Swaps: Most loved "things": washi (not food, not cartoony or kawaii or the like), dogs, dragonflies, and holographic stuff! 💌
Hobbies: 🐶 Lovin' on dogs!! (mine or anyone else's!) Smashbooking! walking and enjoying nature, time with my hubby, reading good books (Suspense is #1! Then self-help, etc), kayaking/swimming in clean pure natural water, home remedies/essential oils, avoiding toxic products of all kinds, supporting companies that are CRUELTY FREE, nature, animals, fresh air, bargain hunting, board games that cause laughter among friends/family, bird watching/feeding/observing, list making, bujo (I say this but I haven't really done it yet!), doodling (In my mind anyway!) envelope decor, clay pens, bookmarks with beads (occasionally I get the bead bug), (that was bead bug, not bed bug!) I changed over to natural and 100% cruelty free products...They are no longer so expensive or hard to find!
I like quiet and I like clean and simple and do not like commercialization, consumerism, or clutter.
😞NO THANKS on: kawaii (or anything similar to it) cartoony things goth food related Glitter that comes off easily (if you wipe your finger across it and your finger has glitter on it, please do not send to me)
Things I like to see in the mailbox: preferably long letters from friends who communicate like a conversation; asking questions (not just a blast of information going in the mail that anyone could receive and not know if it was actually to them, or to someone else; IOW--I want to see that it's to ME specifically....if you're the type of pal that re-uses parts of your typed letter, you're not for me) and sharing life in a two-way friendship, (I don't mind if you type and don't mind if you don't decorate). I love seeing handwriting but I love longer letters that I can easily read even more! I love dragonflies, peace signs, retro flowers and retro stuff, daisies and flowers in general, rainbow, multi, or brightly colored things, the more color the better but bright colors. Favorite color is pink & purple, fonts that look like nice handwriting, hand lettering (just a beginner so I love examples!) Snoopy/Peanuts is the only "character" or "cartoon" that I like (I don't like any other cartoonish things; please do not send me cartoony things...I especially do not like kawaii or the like) Oh, I do like Sandra Boynton animals, that's kind of cartoony. I LOVE holographic & iridescent stuff...sparkle without glitter falling off is the next best thing, but HOLOGRAPHIC is divine!
I'm interested in LETTERS📜 and their content that makes a friendship. I'd prefer a good letter over a swap of any kind! I make cards and donate them (DOROT, lovefortheelderly website and cards for hospitalized kids as well as letters to Moreloveletters.com posts) instead of swapping, the rest of my postage goes to letters vs. swaps alone.
I'm not likely to be in a swap other than for 💌letters. So I'm not going to list that I like this kind of sock, or that kind of tea, or whatever nail polish (which can be toxic if you're not careful about which kind you wear and remember to select CRUELTY FREE so you're not supporting the testing on the poor lab animals!!) or etc. I'm totally uninterested in "things". (Minimalist)
😀new to ephemera, love birds🐦, dragonflies, 🦋bugs, dogs🐶, and biotanicals 🌸for ephemera! I'm embarking on a new art here!
My favorite newly found author of 2019? B.A. Paris. LOVE her style!👍 I love to be right on the edge of my seat when I read a book! Some books just don't captivate me and I move on...I'm not afraid to start a book and then donate it before I read it all! Of course, I don't keep them after I read them.....any book in my house is a book I haven't read yet. I read the old-school way...real books.
Crafts: I❤ love to sit in the quiet and make something with paper crafts. 🌈 My "go to" craft is paper crafts. I don't like anything raised from the paper such as buttons, ribbons, etc. I don't go all out; I keep it simple, it's just my style.
Since joining, I have found that most penpal swaps don't match with my style of pen paling. I have made a few WONDERFUL friends from here so I will press on, hopeful to find more, but please know that not every swap will result in an ongoing pen pal friendship🤷♀️. If I receive a letter and it feels like it's from a long-lost friend👍, then I'll be interested in pursuing an ongoing penpal/friendship. If it feels like it's a stranger writing a letter, that is what it is and that will just be a swap. I encourage everyone to swap more to increase the odds of finding a good match. I have been discouraged soooo many times...but then I think of the wonderful few that I now consider friends....and believe there may be more to be found! 🌺 (If you feel like we're totally on the same page on this pen pal journey....reach out!)
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