**Just a quick update: I will be cutting back on swaps during the summer months for a number of reasons: I'll be traveling and away from the computer for some time, I am CrAzY, cRaZy busy as I have been working on starting my own small business while still also working my regular Full Time job, not to mention that postage is going up yet again!! So I will not be as active a swapper for a time, but I will be back in the Fall when things start to slow down! : )
I am an Art Director & graphic designer for a small design firm, however my first love is hand-drawn illustration and I hope to one day work as a freelance illustrator. I also have a little side business making handcrafted Swarovski crystal jewelry.
In my free time I do anusara yoga, help coach figure skating (I'm a retired competitive skater), read, draw, craft and spend quality time with my very Irish boyfriend. : )
I put a lot of effort, thought & love into all of my swaps and I will NEVER no-send. I've been on the RECEIVING END of a no-send a few times now and it totally sucks. : (
So if you don't see anything from me, there was a mail issue. Just send me a message and I will resend ASAP.
Also, being that I do put so much thought and work into each and every swap, I would really appreciate being rated once you receive my goodies. I will always rate my partners within a day of receiving my goodies.
And feel free to message me if you are interested in a private swap.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! : )
Owls! I love, love, love Owls. : ) Especially really cutesy-looking owls. LOVE them!
Cutesy nautical things - especially things with little tiny anchor prints
Stickers and rubber stamps!! (never can have too many of those!)
Hello Kitty, Chococat and Pochacco. I also like charmmy kitty. But those are pretty much the extent of the sanrio characters I really like.
All things Halloween-y (cutesy/vintage Halloween) and autumn-y colors, pumpkins, witches, leaves
Lush bath products - but I don't have a Lush store even remotely close to my home. So if you send me Lush goodies, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you forever. My favorites: Avobath, Blackberry, Think Pink, and Twinkle Bath Bombs. The Comforter Bubble Bar.
All things ocean-y or nautical: mermaids, seashells, lighthouses, sailing ships, vintage US Navy, code flags, etc.
Irish stuff : I am an Irish girl, after all! Shamrocks, claddagh, the trinity, flags, green, etc. But I don't drink so I'm not a big fan of alcohol-related Irish stuff. Although the BF luvs Guinness. He also loves Boston Celtics stuff and anything Larry Bird. LOL!
Cherry-themed or cherry-printed stuff
cupcakes : ) and cupcake themed or printed stuff
Patriotic/vintage US Navy
40's & 50's style pin-up girls, especially ones in sailor hats or navy uniforms
jewelry - cutesy, fancy, whatever. I love sparkly stuff! : )
cute shoes - especially high heels!
anything bright pink and lime green together, or pale pink and chocolate brown together, or turquoise and brown together
Anything blueberry-flavored or scented
Tea - green and Earl Grey ( but I HATE white tea!!)
Fruity and/or gummy candy
Yoga and natural wellness
dogs: boston terriers, pugs
Books: anything design/art-related - I love Keri Smith's books! Interactive, instructional how-to, crafty books are a lot of fun
Empty journals (college ruled) and sketchbooks with cute covers and fabulous-feeling paper.
Unique pens, markers & crayola crayons
The smell of lavender. I also love coconut, pina colada, watermelon, and strawberry or blueberry scented or flavored things.
Did I mention how much I loooooove owls? : )
My newest craft obsession is rubber stamping and I'm building my collection of stamps, so anything stamp-y you can send my way would be appreciated! : )
knitting - but I am fairly new at knitting, so right now I'm pretty much limited to making scarves : )
Moulin Rouge, Big Fish, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hoodwinked, Office Space, Cinderella Man
I'm a HUGE fan of "The Office" and "30 Rock" : ) and "Ace of Cakes" on the food network
Feist, KT Tunstall, Kate Havnevik, Frou Frou, Jem, Dido, Modest Mouse, Guster, Doves, TV on the radio, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Poe, Nelly Furtado, Eagle Eye Cherry, Alanis, Garbage, Luscious Jackson, Michael Buble ... just to scratch the surface! I definitely enjoy a very wide variety of music!
Eat Pray Love; The Tao of Pooh
I know it sounds weird, but I would love to have a rosary with pearl beads.
Old fashioned jax
LUSH bath goodies
cinnamon scented or flavored things, spicy foods or candy, white tea, religious-y stuff, princesses/unicorns etc.
I'm very petite and wear a size XS or Small in shirts. Generally I can even get away with a Large or XLarge in Girls. lol!
I have tiny feet to go with my small frame - size 5.
I wear a lot of black, brown, and navy blue. Pinks, purples, and bright greens too.