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recycleit

recycleit
Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States

About Me

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)

Hobbies/Interests

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.

Please NO....

😞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)

Related to Swap bot...

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!

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Crafts

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.

TYPES of Pals

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!)

Ratings

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Comment: Can’t wait to respond! Thank you for the beautiful letter.
MrsCrafty rated for Handwritten Bible Verses #3 on Sep 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the notecards! That was so creative and I'm presently wishing that I would have done the same for my partner. But ideas for next time I guess. I loved your handwriting and how creative you were with this swap - adding stickers and washi to make each card unique and fun. And I enjoyed the verses you selected as well. Thank you (:
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and what a nice idea! Thanks for the pictures. I will definitely write you back...
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter!
craftykat68 rated for Handwritten Bible Verses on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you sooo much for sharing your verses an the reason you like those with me.I love the way you were creative an wrote those on the cards.That is something I did'nt even think about doing.Also love your pretty rose pic an I think your brush lettering is great.Thank you for hosting the swap!!Decorated envie was very nice too!!
Hunbun rated for Pals that Read Profiles: Take 1 on Jul 14, 2019
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Comment: I will definitely write you back, Tracy! It might take a few days, but you'll hear from me soon. Thanks!!
purrincup rated for Lengthy Letter Swap! USA on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lengthy letter!! I do plan to write back once I have time. So many letters to reply and so little time.
Response: There just isn't enough days in the weekend here either! :) If you have enough pals, I understand!
Jrenewright rated for Lengthy Letter Swap! USA on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great letter! I'll be writing my reply today ☺
Response: Yay!! I'll look forward to it!
Fabriqueen rated for Get to know your pal! on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the extra goodies too! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Wiseowl9 rated for 2019 Letter a month 5 of 12 (May) on May 14, 2019
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Comment: Loved your letter and the goodies! Clearly you read my profile. Thank you for that! I will write you back but it will be a few days. Thanks again!
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Comment: OMG! Thanks for the letter and I love your creative way of sharing the Bible verses you picked out. So Creative! The stationary you wrote on was nice. As soon as I can I will respond to your letter.
Response: I am hosting a Handwritten Bible Verses swap in case you're interested! I loved writing them out like that! :)
03Scarlett rated for Long Letter Swap: Deb & Tracy on Jan 18, 2019
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Comment: Tracy, thank you for the awesome letter. Right now I'm working on getting my swaps done that the deadlines are before our swap is but I promise, I'll have it sent by the deadline if not before, for sure. Thank you also for the extras you included! (Hugs)
noeldtroll rated for Let's Be Friends on Jan 12, 2019
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Comment: ty for writing
mickey7 rated for Chatty Kathy Letter Friends! on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter.
jenmcjen rated for Chatty Kathy Letter Friends! on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: I just don't even have words, cuz anything I would type in here I will instead write in my reply. I totally feel a penpal connection and oh, I do appreciate how green you made everything! Why can't I give you more hearts?
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Comment: I understand the elation, anticipation and excitement of receiving mail, just to quickly have your excitement dashed as you realize it's more junk mail. Excessive talking doesn't bother me at all, matter of fact, I believe that's me :)
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Comment: I got it today. Thanks for the letter and extras. I'll write back. I'm not always quick to respond but I try :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

jenmcjen on Jul 22, 2019:

OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello here is the link to the next letter swap

clickhere

I hope it works

ttbishop on Feb 10, 2018:

Got your letter! THANKS!! SO HAPPY! Will write you back immediately. :-)

kweandee on Jul 5, 2017:

In case your interested ;)

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246220 http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246317

GuchamusGirl on May 19, 2017:

Good morning!

NH: 1oz stuffed envie swap sent. Tracking #9114 9014 9645 0535 7483 31

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