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recycleit

recycleit
Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: May 28, 2020
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States

About Me

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

Hobbies/Interests

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.

Related to Swap bot...

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. 😜

Favorite Books

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!

Favorite Crafts

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!

TYPES of Pals/Swaps

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)

No Favorites

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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Comment: Thank you for your letter about your Oliver. My Toby is a quirky little dog too. I'm sure he remembers how much it hurt when he lost his leg so he won't let us trim his nails (or brush his teeth). He has a warning sign on his vet record since he's so feisty. He is not a fan of other dogs so I'm forbidden from adding any fur siblings. I volunteer at our local shelter walking dogs so I get to love on other rescues then.
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Comment: I was responding to your letter when the swap letter came, how fun :) And what a coincidence, I was drawing you a map of our condo when I opened your map - great. I'm not familiar with a barberry but if it brings cardinals, orioles and gold finches for breakfast I like 'em. Thank you for the tiny envelopes and washi and the acorn is very appropriate as we're having a terrible problem with squirrels right now.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts, asking great questions, and surprising me with a couple 7-of-❤️‘s playing cards! I really like this one of the map of MI!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the cards! I love those Michigan cards for sure....one of my best thrift store finds! :)
mejulia rated for 📬Pen Pal Swap age 50+😁 on Apr 17, 2020
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Comment: I loved your letter. It is in my pile of letters to answer.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for another beautiful letter. I just didn’t have the time yet to answer you but it is still on my list. Be a little bit patient with me, and this crazy times I need a little longer to reply. But I will, promise!
Response: I'd much rather it take longer for a good letter like yours vs. having letters right away that are short or non-conversational! No worries at all!!
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Comment: Tracy! Loved the letter as always:) another on its way to you my friend!
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Comment: Your art piece is so loved by me. Thank-you and happy milestone birthday!
BeHappyToday rated for 📬 Turning 50 in 2020! on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and getting to learn about you. Was fun reading! Thank you for sharing Tracy! 🤗
mcovey rated for E-Pals on Dec 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your email !
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Comment: Love the letter and envelope!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Even though we have some core things that are different, like you pointed out, I think we might have more in common. Is it okay if I write back?
Response: Absolutely!
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Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and the Peanuts envelope holding sweet surprises gave me a huge smile, thank you. I've only had one e-mail pal and it was very nice to type a long chat and not have to wait on a snail mail reply.
ammalu rated for E-Pals on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Sending my response to you!
BluBerry rated for E-Pals on Nov 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for a quick email! I can't wait to email you back!
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Comment: Lovely letter. I have been to your area of Michigan, very pretty. Thank you for the postcard of Holland. I will be writing back. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and goodies. With the holidays coming I can not promise a long letter, but I will try and write before the end of the year.
Dinkyde rated for 💌Pals that Read Profiles age 40+ on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and postcard
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Comment: hard to believe i impress someone from my somewhat outdated profile (it challenges me put stuff out about myself)! thanks for your honest observations; easier for me to savor other member profiles, but in this case i had to have mine examined! your stationery was inspirational & cards presented views of interest! > just read your profile: thank you for sponsoring this swap - shall write you back!
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Comment: Tracy your handwritten letter arrived today 10-03-19. Thank you. I enjoyed reading it. εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз Lora

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Comments

jenmcjen on Jul 22, 2019:

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

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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