Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: July 22, 2019
Country: United States
Live in a smallish coastal (Lake Michigan) touristy town with my amazing hubby and our sweet rescued dachshund mix Oliver (LOVE dogs!). Mom to a son who is an adult now.
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.
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 care mind if you type--in fact, I secretly kind of prefer it! 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 LOVE holographic & iridescent stuff...sparkle without glitter falling off is the next best thing, but HOLOGRAPHIC is divine!
I love washi! (Except food & Kawaii or anything that looks like the strange little cartoons) I don't really use stickers unless I'm reusing them. (Yep, if I get something with stickers on it, I will try to recycle them!). I don't buy new stickers. If you're looking for pals to send you stickers, I'd only be passing on what someone sent to me; which I try to keep away from.
Also 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 stuff, did I mention? (Holo washi, or holo pen/pencil? Be still my heart!)
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!
Did I mention that I LOVE Holographic stuff?!
******* 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, bird watching/feeding/observing, list making, bujo, doodling, 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!
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)
I see people making "wish lists" and such; I do not participate....I'm more 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.
new to ephemera, love birds, dragonflies, bugs, and biotanicals for ephemera! I'm embarking on a new obsession here!
Mary Kubica (The Good Girl, etc) James Patterson with David Ellis is another (The Murder House, etc). Otherwise, I really like Liane Moriarty, Harlan Coben (not the series ones, but his others), Jodi Picoult (she's getting to be hit or miss now though), Richard North Patterson (been a while but I loved many!), Gillian Flynn, etc. etc. 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!
Crafts: I love to sit in the quiet and make something with paper crafts. I do a little beading on occasion, a little clay on occasion, but generally, my "go to" craft is paper crafts. I don't like anything raised from the paper. I don't go all out; I keep it simple, it's just my style.
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