Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: May 28, 2020
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States
I live in a small house in a fairly small touristy town with my amazing hubby and our sweet rescued dachshund mix Oliver (LOVE dogs!). I work full time at the 100 year-old community hospital. 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 has no 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 (ISFJ) and HSP.
I love: God (my #1!) clean/fresh outdoor air, quiet time, coffee (switched to BLACK & won't go back!), sounds of birds singing, sparkle (but not glitter that falls off of things!), learning, 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!! Cut them up! Make ephemera or envelopes, or whatever you can think of! But PLEASE recycle at least..I think of a LANDFILL every time I throw something in the trash....do we really need to add that?🥴
🚭******* PLEASE NOTE*********🚭 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE--🚭🚭 😖
NO SMOKE SMELL; It causes a reaction🤢
NO FALLING GLITTER😖*****☠ THIS INCLUDES GLITTER PENS! love glitter but not on my hands or falling
Related to Swaps: Most loved "things": washi, cling stamps, dogs, birds, dragonflies, ephemera and holographic stuff! 💌
Hobbies: 🐶 Lovin' on dogs!! (mine or anyone else's!), paper crafts, walking and enjoying nature, time with my hubby, reading good books (Suspense is #1), 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 a book 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.
I do NOT like stickers in general; they're just not worth it to me. One use, expensive when you think about what minimal "use" they get. Ephemera + glue stick =STICKERS for less and that's recycling.
Things I like to see in the mailbox: long letters from friends who communicate like a CONVERSATION. Replying to what was received, asking questions that would come up in context of a conversation, sharing thoughts/perspectives, etc. (Not lists of questions, not generic questions, or questions about "favorite" this or that, unless it's in conversation)
I love dogs, dragonflies, birds, flowers, rainbow, brightly colored things. Love 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) I LOVE holographic & iridescent stuff...sparkle without glitter falling off is the next best thing, but HOLOGRAPHIC is divine!
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)
😀ephemera, love birds🐦, dragonflies, 🦋, dogs🐶, and biotanicals, quotes, words, and sayings for ephemera.
Let me know if you have ideas for "masking" or "stencils" (recycling again!)
My style is not cutesy or perfect, it's messy and mixed media style. I leave my perfectionism at work, there is no place for it in my craft room. 😜
I love suspense. I love a twist. I love books. Real paper books. They have to be REALISTIC. My most edge-of-my-seat book is An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. If you write and have read it and have recommendations for that style of book, please share!
Crafts: I❤ love to make something with paper crafts. 🌈 My "go to" craft is paper crafts but I've dabbled in other crafts for sure. 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. Stamps, inks, stencils, texture, etc. I'm just playing, I haven't gotten good at anything since it seems my time is minimal to "art/craft". I am trying to do hand lettering but I just can't get myself to "practice" it. I feel like I'm wasting ink and I don't like ANY repetition of ANYTHING so that whole practice drill thing is not for me.
I make cards and donate them (DOROT, lovefortheelderly website, FB From the Heart, etc) instead of swapping items.
New in Fall 2019: I like to listen to podcasts while I craft....I like Crime Junkies, Marriage is...Funny....I like the content and I like their voices....I'm sensitive to certain voices and even if I'm interested in a subject, if I can't stand the voice, I can't listen to the podcast. f I also cannot stand frequent swearing; that is just in poor taste to me. If you enjoy podcasts that fit this style, please share!
Since joining, I have found that most penpal swaps just do not 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🤷♀️. It's nothing personal, just a difference in pen pal style. If I receive a letter and it feels like it's from a long-lost friend👍, then I'll be interested in responding. If it feels more like just someone writing a letter, that's okay for the swap, but it's not for continuing. 🌺 (If you feel like we're totally on the same page on this pen pal style, feel free to reach out even if we're not matched up for a swap)
I'm not a "favorite" type of person. 😒 I don't know if it's because I'm an introvert and they tend to dislike small talk, but asking "What's your favorite food?" or about other "favorite" things is not my jam.
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