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Wildspoon28

Wildspoon28
Date Joined: July 31, 2018
Last Online: February 9, 2023
Birthday: February 28, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

I took an extended break from swapping in 2021 because of a family illness. I am ready to start swapping again-but wanted to account for the time away..

Hi! I love to journal, and keep several different types for different purposes. I love my hobonichi, my midori travelers' notebook, and my bullet journal the best. I'm not very artistic, but I find sketching and watercolor very relaxing. I love to send snail mail, I'm still new at mail art, but learning as I go.

I have 3 young children who keep me very busy. We also have two dogs, a Border Collie mix and a poodle. We also have guinea pigs named Flash and Rex.I work in non-profits, but have recently stepped away from my career for a bit to have more time to care for my children. I have one son with special needs.

Along with Journaling, I love to read. I am a big sci fi nerd, and I collect fountain pens. My family loves to camp, hike and canoe. (And of course cook, as my screen name suggests!)

I've started dabbling in watercolors. I'm by no means any good, but I love the process of painting. Art Journaling, and coloring books also bring me calm. I think of art as a moving meditation of sorts.

Favorite Books

I love to read pretty much anything from fantasy to non fiction, but especially love mystery and thrillers. Ruth Ware and Rachel Harrison are my current favorite writers. Jane Austen would be my favorite of all time, and anything in that genre. I also love mystery, sci fi/fantasy, thrillers, fiction and non fiction.

Favorite Television

I have eclectic taste in TV. There's the usual sit coms and dramas. But I also like quirky shows, anything British (Endeavor!) and vintage mysteries (Poirot). I love Doctor Who, Sherlock AND Elementary, You're The Worst, and any Star Trek. I love cooking shows, especially Chopped and Halloween Wars. Lately, I have been enjoying The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Umbrella Academy! I can't wait for Wednesday to come out! I am also a big Bob's Burgers fan.

Favorite Themes/Things

-Fountain pens

-Purple, Green, Grey

-Nature, botanical, mountains

-Gardening, vegetables, Herbs, Artichokes, mushrooms

-Goats, Dogs, Sloths, hedgehogs, armadillo

-Anything Tim Burton or Alice in Wonderland

-Hello Kitty

-Stamps (rubber or postage!)

-Flow magazine

-Yoga, meditation, simplicity

-Cabins, camping, backpacking

-Cooking, canning

-watercolor painting

-Vintage

-Bicycles

-I really have eclectic tastes, and I love variety!

Tea of Choice

Tea seems to be a big deal around here. I have no problem with that. I drink all kinds, but prefer real tea over herbal or infusions. My standard is Earl Grey, but I am also one of those weird people who likes Lapsang Souchang even though my husband calls it creosote tea. And my favorite green tea is gunpowder green tea. I also like different mint teas and chai. But I really love trying different kinds and I love the different tea bag art.

Please don't send...

I really do love almost everything, but as I have actually received a few of these things (and some are more problematic than others) I thought I should mention them.

Please don't send me:

-negative images on postcards or anywhere else. -political or religious items -Christmas themed items

I am extremely sensitive to cigarette smoke, so please don't send me items that have been exposed to cigarette smoke.

Coffee

I'm a coffee/tea addict. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? And I love Starbucks (I know, I know) and Starbucks related paraphernalia. I love to collect cool Starbucks gift cards and other ephemera...

Craft Stuff I like

I'm not picky and really love seeing all the different things swappers share! But if we're doing a journal/craft swap, here are a few ideas of things I especially love: -Different types of paper, book, ledger, tea stained, etc.

-Paper twine and pretty string or yarn

-regular Traveler's notebook size inserts

-stationery, note paper, sticky notes, little envelopes, letter sets

-stickers of all kinds (please no reward stickers)

-washi (thin, big, regular, I love it all!)

-stamps or stamped images

-ephemera of all kinds, especially decorated paper (dyed or painted or whatever)

-anything handmade by you that you want to share

Swapping

I always complete and mail my swaps. If something happens that prevents me getting it out to you on time, I will let you know. If something isn't right with a swap you get from me, please let me know. I will resend- I really want my swaps to be enjoyed.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for Winter Care Package 2023 on Feb 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies. The teas sound amazing. The cat notebook is super cute. Pens are always great. The other goodies are lovely, too!
emcki rated for Cup of tea & a good book-January on Feb 16, 2023
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Comment: thank you :) i love holly black!
Artistic rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the book rec! I'm excited to check it out! And the theme of your package was so cute!!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 11, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies!
anicka22 rated for Cup of tea & a good book-January on Feb 9, 2023
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Comment: Thank you. The tea smells delicious and I do love the books of Holly Black
Lablauri57 rated for Cup of tea & a good book-January on Feb 6, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the teas, they really look good and the recommendation. I will check our library
Soapboxgirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 17, 2023
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Comment: I'm going to rate for received. Our mail was delayed and envelopes have been trickling in. I'll update with thank yous as they come in! Thanks for swapping!
emcki rated for A Cup of Tea & A Good Book-December on Jan 16, 2023
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Comment: just got it today! thank you so much, I have been meaning to get into Ruth Ware. I'll have to pick up that one from the library :)
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NachoCheese928 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 5, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies and the tea!
sarahk rated for A Cup of Tea & A Good Book-December on Jan 3, 2023
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Comment: Wonderful tea! I'm so excited to drink it! And thank you for the book recommendation! Happy Swapping!
DefineCurly rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 2, 2023
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SnailMailSvet rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 2, 2023
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Comment: Thanks!
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Happy swapping
Ettoad rated for Winter Celebration on Dec 31, 2022
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Comment: 💙 I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah! My family also celebrates (along with Christmas!) I will enjoy using the Hanukkah themed note paper next year, I had to search out cards this year! 💙
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful swap! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!
saguaroandsage rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun items, I love the penguin and sloth stickers especally! Happy Holidays!
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! Happy holidays and stay cozy <3
georgiafae rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 28, 2022
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Comment: Pretty card! Thanks for all the extra goodies you enclosed! Tea looks good! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year of Swapping! Take care and stay safe!

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Comments

Lindsxxx on Oct 17, 2022:

Thank you for the bonus swap gift! That was so unexpected and generous! I literally had happy tears! Thank you so much! I love everything! I can’t wait to read the book and try the tea from wonderful mug!

kizzlets on Feb 18, 2021:

Hello Wildspoon28, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I'm so backed up on my snail mail lol, but I want to say thank you so much for the awesome Valentine Package you recently sent me! As I'm typing this message, I'm currently munching on this awesome mushroom chocolate cookie that I did not know existed. I also love this awesome mushroom mug you picked out! Kinda bummed my partner didn't send for the "Valentine's Day Care Package-USA" but I really appreciate for making me happy for receiving this awesome box!!

takehimaway on Dec 14, 2020:

I WAS SO THRILLED TO GET YOUR CHRISTMAS SWAP TODAY. I HAVEN'T OPENED IT YET. I actually just sent my first ever Hanukkah package to my friend, Julia, and timed it so it would ideally arrive in the middle. I will be saving your beautiful swap until Christmas Day, so expect a rating around that time. This is so lovely. Thank you so much. <3~

Star7Lily on Jun 28, 2020:

Hoping you are well Juliet, thought to brighten your days at home, from your fellow Jane Austen fans & 'Georgettes' do stop by the forum and say hello, xx Jane & Anna.

mamajoy on May 2, 2020:

My daughter’s Haiku:

Today I am in - Tomorrow will be the same - All spaces are small

Appropriate for all of us! Couldn’t squeeze that one on the postcard.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 2, 2018:

Hello, Just reading your profile O dear you have a midori? I envy you

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