Taking a bit of a break from SB. I'll still log in and pop onto the group forums. If any really awesome swaps show up that I want to join, I may dabble in one or two, but I need some time to de-stress.
We have been having a LOT of issues with mail in our area. Some swaps and RAKs I have been expecting have gone missing or are taking a LONG time to get to me. Same with outgoing swaps. Over the last month, I have had to re-send 3 swaps that never made it. I have been in to the PO to talk to the supervisor there and they can't give me an explanation. Please let me know if you don't receive a swap from me. I will resend it if it doesn't make it.
I'm 37 years old. My birthday is August 25th. I am married to the love of my life Steve. We have been married since January 20, 2001. We've been together over 20 years. Our daughter Daliana was born July 5, 2008. We live in a city called Clermont, FL, which is near Orlando.
Unfortunately both of our kitties are no longer with us. On 2/14/17 we lost our first furbaby Augie (pictured below on the left). He was 17 years old. We lost our other furbaby Abby on 12/4/17 (pictured below on the right). She was 15 years old. Both of them have left footprints on our heart that will not fade.
Being a mom is one of the most exciting things that's ever happened to me. I look at my daughter every day and count my blessings for having her in my life.
I work at Walt Disney World here in Florida. It's a lot of fun getting to work where so many of my friends vacation. If you have any questions about Disney or need any tips or tricks, let me know!
I think green and I do like to reuse packaging, so please don't be surprised if you see an envelope or box that looks used.
I'm also pretty crafty and create my own envelopes at times out of various things (magazines, folders, etc).
This helps keep more junk out of landfills.
My favorite crafts are inchies, mini pocket letters, matchboxes, ATCs, handmade postcards, mail art, photo collages, making my own notecards, mini zines, sticker crafts, painting, making pet rocks, beading, weaving with loom kits, and plastic canvas art. I dabble a little bit in sewing, but I'm not really that good at it.
I really want to learn to crochet. I kind of sort of can do a single stitch basic crochet, but I want to be able to make something more than just a coaster or square towel lol.
I just made my first dotee doll for a sender's choice swap and it was SO much fun! I think I found a new fun crafty adventure!
I an an avid photographer (Nikon D3200) and spend most of my time taking photos in and around Walt Disney World. My specialty is fireworks.
I would love to get my hands on any items to help my crafty endeavors.
I love Pinterest and you can check out my crazy fun boards HERE
My favorite animal is a giraffe
My favorite colors are red and black
My favorite flower is a tiger lily
My favorite scents are vanilla, gardenia, coconut, and eucalyptus
My favorite gemstone is a peridot
My favorite movies are Disney movies, suspense, action, drama, horror, romance
My favorite bands/musicians are Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hoobastank, Live, LL Cool J, 30 Seconds to Mars. My current obsession for music is Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence
My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games series, the Twilight series, anything written by Stephen King or John Grisham, the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card, and the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child.
My favorite chocolate candies are (in no particular order): Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Mounds, Kit Kats, Hershey bars, Tootsie Rolls, Mr. Goodbar, Snickers, M&Ms (plain or peanut), Raisinettes, Junior Mints.
My favorite fruity type candies are Orange Tic Tacs, Cherry Airheads, Twizzlers, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, gummy bears, Pez, Haribo raspberry candies.
My favorite gum flavor is cinnamon or regular good ol fashioned bubble gum flavor.
My favorite Kawaii characters are Pippo the Pig (Kobutanopippo), Monokuro Boo, Piggy Girl, Mamegoma, & Pusheen
My favorite Altoids are cinnamon.
My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate followed closely by French Vanilla flavored coffee and Twinings French Vanilla chai tea.
My favorite holiday is Halloween, followed closely by Christmas.
My favorite foods are Italian and Chinese
My favorite snacks are pretzels, Cheez-its, Chex Mix, popcorn, and chips.
My favorite cartoon characters Piglet and Tweety
My favorite constellation is Orion
My favorite Disney princess is Aurora & my favorite Disney villain is Maleficent
My favorite chain restaurants are Chili's, Applebee's, Cici's Pizza, Black Angus, Red Lobster, Waffle House, Chick Fil A
... They're so cute! I love to collect them!!!
...Steampunk inspired jewelry
...Gel pens (I especially love PaperMate Ink Joy gel 0.7)
...foreign currency (coin or paper)
...World of Warcraft
...maps from any country or theme park
...fun travel brochures from other countries
... items like sticker flakes, memo sheets, notecards, trinkets and more!
...inappropriate items (cuss words, nudity, sexual innuendos, etc - they usually make me laugh. But no violence/animal cruelty please!)
...tea in any flavor (I'd love to try some new ones!)
...K-cups for my Keurig (give me something yummy to try!)
...coloring books (not just adult ones!)
...old calendars that can be repurposed
... nail polish
...earrings (I have 3 holes in each ear)
...cute giraffe or pig items
...old black and white photos
...Bath & Body Works products
...stickers (no teacher's reward ones please)
...custom made swap cards
...nifty personalized address labels
...sheet music pages
...tattoos (I have 7!)
...Christian-themed religious items
...anything with my birthstone (peridot)
...Universal Studios Orlando
...gum! I love most flavors of it.
...anything Sanrio (especially Pippo the Pig - he's retired now)
...ephemera (especially vintage -- old photos, ticket stubs, puzzle and game pieces, brochures, magazines, books, etc).
...personalized things with my name on them
...magazines, newspapers, book pages, etc in languages other than English
I enjoyed participating in stocking stuffer swaps for 2017 and hope to do some in 2018, so this may help give an idea of items I would like to receive if they are profile based. I appreciate anything sent and can't wait until December to open all of my goodies!
Please note, for these swaps, I will at least rate a 5 when I receive it. Hearts and extra comments will come whenever I open them come December.
...the smell of cigarette smoke
...anything that is dirty or dusty
...teacher's reward stickers
...glitter (I am ok if an ATC or inchies or a piece of art has glitter, but I would not wish to be glitter bombed while opening a package!)
...scrapbooking materials (The only exception is paper -- I can use the paper for other crafts)
...Not a fan of silver jewelry
...really overpowering scents
...recipe cards. (I don't use them, so I'd prefer not to get them. If you do send them to me, they will just get passed along to another swapper).
...things that promote hate or cruelty in any form
His birthday is Valentine's Day.
...collecting baseball caps (ones that are adjustable, NOT fitted)
...reading (fantasy, sci-fi, mystery)
...Axe products for men (body wash, sprays, deodorants, shaving cream, etc.)
...World of Warcraft
...football (Miami Dolphins)
...author Robert Jordan
...he's a meat & potatoes kinda guy
...Vision Quest is his favorite movie
...Snacks: He loves chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered almonds, Hershey's with almonds, peanut M&Ms, pretty much anything chocolate lol.
...Favorite chips: Ruffles, Doritos, Cheetos, BBQ Lays, Cool Ranch Doritos.
...Favorite bands & musicians: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, Journey, Phil Collins, Metallica
...He collects $2 bills and silver coins
...Foreign currency - he'd love to get something from a different country
Her birthday is July 5th.
I would love to receive items that are personalized with her name since it is so unusual.
...anything to do with painting or coloring or art - she is super artistic and wants to be an artist when she grows up
...blank sketch pads
...kids activity books
...Disney Princesses (her favorite is Princess Aurora)
...books! She reads at an 8th grade level and loves it.
...playing dress up
...cute cats / kittens
...her favorite dinosaur is a t-rex
...loom weaving - she has a kit from Walmart that she uses to make cute little potholders out of so any weaving loom refill kits would be great!
...All of the items on Daliana's Etsy favorites
All sizes are listed as they are found in the USA
Shirt Size: Large
Pant Size: 12
Shoe Size: 8 - 8 1/2
Shirt Size: 2XL
Pant Size: 46"
Shoe Size: 11 Wide
She wears youth L shirts and child size 10-12 pants
Her shoe size is 2 1/2 - 3 right now
Hopefully this wall of shame doesn't have to grow much more.