Date Joined: February 25, 2021
Last Online: September 26, 2021
Birthday: November 22
Country: United States
Hello everyone. (❁´◡`❁) As you may guess from my SB name... I ❤ LOVE 🐼 pandas. It's actually my camp counselor name from Girl Scouts.
CRAFTING HISTORY 📌 I've done scrapbooks for the last 20 years... and snail mail pen pals for nearly 29 years! I have a love of stationary and stickers that spans my life since grade school. I've swapped many pocket letters and am working on papercraft supply and ATC swaps now. I love sending and receiving happy mail.
FAMILY LIFE 📌 I'm 46 years young. I live in Texas with my husband and teen daughter but I was born and raised in Illinois. I work full time in the public schools with children ages 3-21 with special needs. We have two shih-tzu mix pups who are quite spoiled.
HOT TOPICS 📌 I am an open minded, but not easily swayed individual. I am a straight, Catholic, democrat that is also Asian-American and lives in the USA/Mexico border. I am strong in my beliefs but enjoy other points of view and intelligent debate. Don't contact me looking for a fight... but if your interests, age group, culture, race, religion and/or lifestyle is different then mine that's a bonus to me. I have many close friends that live different than I do and I love learning about new people, their cultures and differing points of view! Variety makes the world an interesting place. 👍🏼♥️
SWAP OPTIONS 📌 I am willing to swap internationally. I am patient and will contact others before rating anything other than a 5.
❤ Theme interests include: pandas, snail mail, vintage, sanrio, maps, shabby, botanicals, kawaii, gorjuss girls, florals, butterflies, dogs, elephants, rabbits, healthy food, positivity/motivation, quotes, children, bees and family.
❤ Supplies that would be useful... decorated paper napkins; acid free stickers (unless they are scratch and sniff... my students love those!); washi tape and stickers; vintage maps/music/pages from books; note cards (blank - not thank you, congratulations etc.), spare stationary with/without envelopes, velum, shaped paperclips, cling stamps, unused USA stamps, instant coffee mixes, healthy recipes with pictures and playing cards with different designs/patterns (standard size and small).
❤ Anything sent with effort and friendship in mind is appreciated. (●'◡'●) Anything that is sent with an awareness of my profile and/or with generosity will get a quick heart.
❤️ Currently open for ATC swaps. Message me and I will gladly set it up.
Items that are appreciated, but will be passed along:
👎🏼Thick (plain or printed) cardboard/chip board that is difficult to add into journals/scrapbooks due to thickness and/or increased weight when sending in letters to pen pals
👎🏼Postcards. Regardless if they are from places or have sayings... I'm not a fan. Will pass on for sure.
👎🏼Tea bags (coffee lover here!)
👎🏼Puffy stickers (hard to put in journals)
👎🏼Cats (achoo!! I'm allergic and just not a fan)
👎🏼Make up/perfume samples (sensitive skin)
👎🏼I'm not a fan of fluorescent colors or yellow in general.
👎🏼Bookmarks (I listen to audiobooks).
🐼🐼🐼 PLEASE send me a message if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes wrong.
For non profile based swaps... Please be aware that means 99% of the time I will be filling the envelopes prior to partners are assigned. If you receive items that aren't your taste... Please just pass the items along. I do try and send items that I like and I hope others like as well.
I like upbeat music from just about any genre. Favorites are country, rock, pop, music from musicals (Guys and Dolls; Mama Mia, Moana) and Christian music.
I love ❤❤❤ to swap playlists as listening to new music can be great fun. I'm currently really into Fall Out Boy!
I listen to audio books. Mystery and dramas are my favorite.
I collect and use several in hand, real life actual cookbooks: Skinnytaste Air Fryer, Hungry Girl Simply 6; Pioneer Woman, 5 Ingredient Semi-Homemade and The Hell's Kitchen Cookbook are my favorites.
Reality shows (Survivor; Bachelorette/Bachelor; Amazing Race; Top Chef; Love Island UK; 90 Day Fiance), dramas related to medicine (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor) and other types (Downton Abbey; Call the Midwife; Virgin River).
A: ATC cards, acrylic painting, animals
B: blue, black, botanicals, butterflies, bees, birds, beaches, burlap
C: creativity, crochet, cooking, campers, children, cards, cruises,
D: dogs, dragonflies
E: elephants, home made envelopes, embellishments, exercise
F: flip books, flowers, friendship, flamingos
G: gorjuss girls, grey
H: Hobonichi planners, hiking,
I: stamping ink, international mail
K: koalas, kindness, kings
L: lavender, lace,
M: maps, sheet music, mixed media
N: nutrition, navy blue, national parks (USA)
O: optimism, otters, oceans
P: pandas, purple, painting, pocket letters, planners, pink, plants, playing cards, play lists
Q: quotes, queens
R: rickrack, roses, ribbons, RVs, road trips
S: stickers, scrapbooking, snail mail, stamps, shabby, sparkle,
T: trees, travel, turtles, typewriters
V: vintage, vellum, vans
W: watercolors, washi tape/stickers
X: xeriscape landscaping (I do live in a desert)
Y: yummy treats,
Z: zoo animals, zen
I grew up in Illinois. Went to college in Iowa. Lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Arizona after graduation prior to moving to Texas.
When I have breaks from my job in the schools I love 💟 to travel. We own a small motorhome and love to get out on the open road whenever we have a chance. I've been all over the United States including Alaska. Internationally I've visited: Barcelona, Spain; London, England; Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.
💟 I'm a runner/jogger/walker/hiker. I recently have been quite involved with virtual racing.
💟 I am very interested in nutrition: I count calories and am learning to count macros. I do eat meat, but eat vegetarian many days a week and try to eat primarily plant based as well.
💟 I enjoy VR Cardio games (Supernatural, Beat Saber) and do work out with Peloton workouts as well.
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