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aurelas

aurelas
Date Joined: January 31, 2013
Last Online: December 15, 2023
Birthday: April 3
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm taking a break from swapping to allow time for penpalling and crafting. I will continue to rate. If I don't rate you I may not have received your swap! Send me a message. I'll check them at least once a week.

Hi! I am a stay-at-home, psychologically disabled mom with a 12yo daughter who keeps me running in circles, 3 cats to keep me covered in purrs , a chinchilla named Maurice, a silly mutt named Moose, two hens and a rooster, and a good husband who tries to help me stay sane. It doesn't work! CHAOS REIGNS HERE! lol

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***My score is lower than it used to be. I have a 3. I did my best to resolve this but two of the people I needed to send my swap to were no longer active members of Swap-bot.. What happened is this: I got into a swap about childhood memories, and accidentally stumbled into a hornet's nest of memories involving child abuse that I had kept suppressed for over a decade. I was so confused and generally messed up from that that I didn't finish the swap for about a year. It was totally my fault and I deserved less than I got. The people here are so generous! This took place at least 6 years ago now. ***

Please note: everything will come from a smoke-free home, but our home does include cats, so if you're allergic, we might have a problem!

I am sometimes interested in private swaps! Just send me a message :)

weirdgirl I. I'm kind of finding myself right now, and trying to get my insanely messy, cluttered house in order while taking care of my daughter and kitties etc. Fave colours/ house colours - Green! Think verdant fields in England...I also love purple. I wear a lot of red and black as well. - Blue and White (like the china) for bedroom - Our kitchen is done in cats and poppies with some strawberries--lots of blacks, reds, and yellows. - Living room: fall colours. - Bathroom: theme is Hello Kitty so bright pink, purple, aqua, etc

ABC of Likes

reading

A-anime, alligators, Jane Austen, The Addams Family, autumn, art, Alice in Wonderland, American Girl dolls, Arthurian legend

B-Black Butler, books, Barbie, Britcoms, blue and white china, Tim Burton aesthetic, board games, BL, The Beatles, Helena Bonham Carter, Bungo Stray Dogs, BFC Ink dolls, ballet

C-cats, crochet, Castlevania, cherries, corgis, costume design, Coca Cola, Court of Darkness, card games, calla lilies, cardmaking, caffeine

D-dolls, Dickens, dark fantasy, dinosaurs, Doctor Who, danmei, Dark Shadows

E-England, embroidering, Enya, English Springer Spaniels

F-fantasy, frogs, fashion, Florence and the Machine, foxes, Fruits Basket

G-green (kelly/emerald especially), ginger, Gintama, Grelle Sutcliffe, Neil Gaiman, graphic novels

H-Halloween, Hello Kitty, hats, Harry Potter, herbal tea, hair clips, Audrey Hepburn

I-ice hockey, ivy, I Capture the Castle

J-Japanese culture, jigsaw puzzles, J-pop and J-rock

K-kawaii, knitting (I'm a beginner) old-fashioned keys, key lime pie

L-Little Women, Les Cheries dolls, Lord of the Rings, learning Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin, LOL dolls, Lovecraft (minus the racist bits), Bellatrix L'estrange, lizards

M-Mo Dao Zu Shi, manga, Monster High Dolls, musicals, mysteries, My Little Pony (G1), MST3K, Marvel movies, Monty Python's Flying Circus

N-Noblesse, noir, NaNaNa Surprise dolls, nail stamping

O-opera, opossums, anything old-fashioned P-paper dolls, platypus, pigeons, pegasus, playground rhymes, Pride and Prejudice

Q-quilting (I'm a beginner)

R-reading, rain, rock and roll, rubber stamps, rats, red lipstick and nails, raspberry tea, red bush tea

S-sewing, snakes, scrapbooking, Simon & Garfunkel, swimming, Singin in the Rain, Sherlock Holmes, scrunchies, science, skeletons, Sense and Sensibility (movie)

T-Twisted Wonderland, Tolkien, tweed, tartan, toile, travel, thunderstorms, traditional musical instruments

U-The Untamed, umbrellas, unicorns

V-Van Gogh, Vivienne Westwood, vintage cars, vintage ads and signs

W-weekends, Wellie Wisher dolls, P.G. Wodehouse

X-Xiao Zhan

Currently:

katsura

Currently watching: Bungo Stray Dogs season 5 Black-ish

Currently reading: Kindred by Octavia E Butler Ao no Exorcist manga

Currently Listening to Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Wishlist

grell

I love just about everything, but there are a few things I'm looking for: -anything Noblesse, especially Frankenstein, Raizel, and the Trio -anything Castlevania, especially Alucard

  • anything Black Butler (except the upside-down pentagram symbol) Grelle is my favourite
  • anything Gintama, especially Katsura and Elizabeth
  • anything Doctor Who, especially 11th Doctor, River Song, TARDIS, or Amy Pond-related
  • magazine/news clippings or photos of Helena Bonham Carter--I'm a bit obsessed and she practically never appears in American publications!
  • vintage car photos/ads
  • washi tape
  • Superman and Supergirl logos
  • British and Japanese seeds
  • anything Hello Kitty
  • vintage sewing notions
  • celestial items (sun, moon, and stars)
  • art deco and art nouveau
  • Pusheen
  • vintage embroidery designs
  • Siamese cats
  • fairies/ Tolkien-esque elves--no Santa's elves please!
  • Tokidoki
  • vintage fashion images
  • Barbie stuff
  • bookplates
  • art nouveau
  • the Union Jack--I collect it
  • anything in a non-English language, especially Japanese, Korean, or Welsh
  • Things with funny translations
  • Kutsushita Nyanko
  • Chococat
  • Choo Choo Cat
  • Tigger (used to be one of my nicknames)
  • maneki neko cats aka lucky cats
  • cherry blossoms, ginko leaves, birch trees
  • anything for the dolls I collect

What I Don't Like

grellno - Grasshoppers, especially large ones! I go into panic attack mode and may even run when I see them. - black tea. I drink only herbal teas - Twilight - Zombies (unless they are the Bizarre Dolls from Kuroshitsuji) - Anything that promotes hatred or degradation of any group of people - Gross-out or potty humour - The poop emoji. See above. - Excessive use of profanity

  • If we're talking food, onions are my big no-no. I can't stand them. Also, I'm allergic to eggs.

  • Please don't send food because it will probably melt or go bad in the Florida heat.

  • Please don't send me anything that smells like cigarette smoke. It makes it very hard for me to breathe. -Perfumes or scented items--I'm allergic to a lot of scents

About Religious Items: I am an atheist following a lot of traumas that tore my soul out. I would prefer not to be sent religious tracts of any kind or any kind of proselytizing material. I will gladly be friends with anyone of ANY creed provided they do not try to force their beliefs on me.
I find other beliefs very interesting and will not be offended by cards and such relating to them, Please don't send political items of any kind.

My Daughter's Info

gothkitty

  • 12 years old, in 7th grade, loves:
  • chinchillas
  • grey, coral, and blush pink
  • Wednesday
  • horses, unicorns, and Pegasus
  • anime (only allowed to watch certain ones)
  • science
  • dogs
  • space, especially the moon
  • Baby Yoda
  • decorating her room
  • robots
  • Marvel
  • dragons
  • cats, especially grey tabbies like her Gumball
  • dolphins and the ocean
  • Star Wars
  • nature
  • reading (9th grade level)
  • rocks
  • dance, especially jazz and tap
  • Breyer Horses
  • arts and crafts! every kind. She's learning to sew, crochet, knit, and embroider.
  • witches
  • rainbow anything
  • playing board games
  • Lego
  • mermaids
  • cooking and gardening
  • cotton candy
  • Pokemon

Dislikes:

  • spiders
  • guns
  • roaches
  • eels
  • Sesame Street
  • Transformers
  • blood/gore/surgery
  • poop emoji

Not allowed to watch anything very gory or anything with lots of rude, gross, or potty humour. Nothing racist, sexist, or generally negative about another group of people in any way. Please do not send religious proselytizing materials of any kinds.

Ratings

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platypodes rated for Fall Bucket List on Dec 5, 2023
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Comment: Will check those songs out! :)
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Comment: What an awesome SOC letter!! Thank you so much for throwing me into your thought process for a while! Thank you for the stickers also :)
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Comment: Ohhh, I love Wild Ginger, too! Loved your postcard - so yummy. Thank you :)
Wingy rated for Adult Coloring Postcard USA #3 on Sep 24, 2023
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Comment: Thank you.. I love the saying
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Comment: Adorable Chuck o' Card! I too am a cheese addict (shh!) <3
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Comment: You did not sign your name. These really are your favorite books? You have read them all? What about modern books? Do you read today? No comments?
MsBellaDonna rated for Short Crazy Story #2 on Sep 12, 2023
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Comment: So many people have recommended Neil Gaiman to me. I’ll have to get him on my authors-to-read list. Thank you :)
Hlsnapp rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - September 2023 on Sep 11, 2023
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Comment: I love the outshine bars! I'm just like your 12 year old, I'd eat a whole box in one night! 🤣
kpcreations rated for (Email) List Lovers Swap on Sep 10, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the lists! Another fan of Fruits Basket and Yuri on Ice, those shows are so much fun! Also, highly recommend PEI in the summertime. My family is from there and the red beaches and seafood really are worth the trip. Cheers!
Karen07 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - September 2023 on Sep 10, 2023
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Comment: Thanks! From your list, Tiramisu is my favorite. I never heard of ginger bread - sounds good! I will have to find a recipe:)
Pyrhulla rated for Flower Power, the 2023 edition #5 on Sep 7, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely notecard and the lovely writings about flowers :) I agree with you on the dandellions and I love when they come up multiple times during the summer. The bees and butterflies love them too. They are so bright yellow and sunny :)
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Comment: Thanks for your list. There were two I wasn't familiar with. Nice choices.
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Comment: Thank you Christie! I know just about all of them and I had so much fun listening to them all!
emcki rated for My Top Songs This Month - August 2023 on Sep 4, 2023
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Comment: I'm excited to listen to your songs! thanks for sending.
emcki rated for August 2023: What Did You Read? on Sep 4, 2023
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Comment: lots of Holly Black! I loved Spiderwick, I should probably give her newer stuff a go :)
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Comment: Thank you for.your great list. The Beatles song is great.
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Comment: Hi Christie, thanks for your list. Happy September Reading 📚😊

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Comments

simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

myancey on Mar 23, 2023:

Could u pls leave me a rating for alphabet d songs? Thanks

astrodogg on Jan 2, 2019:

Swap: APDG ~ MEGA HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!

Mail Deadline: Jan 2, 2019

ID: astrodogg

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🎄 and I wish you an awesome year ahead! 🎉 ❤

~Paola

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nancylee on Dec 31, 2018:

APDG ~ MEGA HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!

SuZignomeMoM on Dec 31, 2018:

APDG ~ MEGA HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!

Enjoy the Year of the Pig.

anrtist on Dec 31, 2018:

APDG ~ MEGA HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!
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Here's wishing you a Blessed year with Truth, Health, Happiness & Prosperity!

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Blessings! cc

itsnobody on Apr 29, 2018:

Profile Swap: Things that make you happy.

  1. Art – Art is almost (after family) to me. Art is expression, it is my freedom. You can always show feelings with your art or understand other’s feeling. I just love to go o the gallery and stare at a piece of art and wonder what the artist was thinking.
  2. Flower/Gardens – Taking care of flowers is my second passion. I just love when some of my balcony flowers have new seed, so I can replicate them. And when the new seed grow into a healthy flower I’m the happiest person in the world.
  3. Cats – I love cats with all my heart. I’ve heard a legend from Egypt where the cats have ruled the world and we were their slaves. Fun legend, but I love cats because they’re independent, they don’t annoy you for attention, and their meowing and paws are the cutest.
  4. Book – After creating art, comes book. I love books, for what is hidden inside of them. I can always get inspiration from a book and create anything new after that.
  5. Cooking – Mostly for myself but I love trying new recipes. It is a fun adventure, that I always go by myself so I can learn what is right and what is wrong.
  6. The sea – I go to the sea once or twice a year, and every time I go there it is like a new experience. Like I’ve never been on a sand or inside the salty sea. I love the smell in the air and all the laughter and happiness you can see around the beach
  7. Cosplaying – every time I start a cosplay I don’t finish it on time due need of money. But boy when I finish a cosplay I just go around and show my creation to everybody. I tell everyone and I’m so so so happy I did something new in this world with my two hands.
  8. Travelling – this is something I Loved even when I was a little girl. I always travelled with my parents, not because they don’t want to leave me alone at the house, but because I wanted to see everything. Nowadays I don’t have the time to travel with them on their exotic trips, but I still do some cheap budget trips with my boyfriend, and the minute I got inside the train I’m happy like a little kid
  9. Something inside my mailbox – this feeling Is a bit new for me, but after I got introduced to it, there isn’t a day that I don’t look over my mailbox and expect something inside. After I receive something I just stare at it happily for days.
  10. My friends – meeting with my friends or just talking to them makes me happy. I just love talking to them for everything and sharing always make me a little bit happier. Or when they need me

Have a wonderful day Rosi

farangelinan on Apr 22, 2018:

Profile Swap: Things that make you happy.

  1. Clouds - be it viewing up from the ground or down from the plane. I would imagine animals and stuff from the shape of the clouds. or even jumping on those huge cotton candy land :)

  2. Stars - when i am upset, I would go down to the garden in front of our dorm and lie down on the (dry) grass, listen to David Choi's music, and gaze at the stars. that calms me down a whole lot.

  3. Travelling/Stayaction - visiting new cities i’ve never been to puts a smile on my face. Even a stayacation makes me happy even though i don’t get to travel anywhere. I guess it is the experience of staying in the hotel that makes it feel like not being in the current city i am in. Staycation = Vacation in the hotel of the city you live in.

  4. Kittens/Puppies - they are just so cute and cuddly.

  5. Avocado Toast - yes, its that specific. Hehehe. Actually i love all kinds of bread, but i am on a hiatus from consuming bread. But avocado toast is what makes me happy, every day, all day.

  6. Reading Novels - they allow me to be in a different world walking in the shoes of different people, experiencing through my imagination through the descriptions of the authors. It gives me time off from the things that i am going through at the moment.

  7. Bicycle shaped trinkets - it makes me happy because it reminds me of my bf whom i love so much.

  8. Food - because i am a foodie.

  9. Tulips/Peonies - these two are my favourite flowers and are hard to come by in Jakarta. So when i do get them, it makes me super duper happy. Even though they wither very fast without reaching their full bloom.

  10. Penpalling – I get to be in contact with people far away from me who i regard as friends although we have not met in person yet. I am happy to have found them and call them my friends.

justme2905 on Apr 21, 2018:
  1. Helping my mother cook family dinners. Just being able to be with my mother makes me happy.
justme2905 on Apr 21, 2018:

Things That Make Me Happy Swap


  1. Flowers

My father enjoyed planting flowers. When I see flowers they make me happy because I think about the fun memories of being outside with my Father.

2.Rainbows

Rainbows make me happy because, I feel a connection with my Father who is in heaven now. When I am unsure of something, I look up and see rainbows like the one above it makes me feel like my Father is telling me everything is going to be ok.

3.Music

Music is where I go to escape the stress of the hear and now. Music makes me happy no matter what kind of mood I am in.

4.Holding my great niece for the 1st time made me happy. I felt love like never before. It brought back memories of taking care of her Mother. My 1st niece had my first great niece. April 9, 2018. My birthday is April 7 and my 1st born niece was born April 3. The month of April is full of birthdays. Happy times with my family.

5.Spending time with my next to the youngest nieces makes me happy. The look on her face when I told her I was going to take her to Disney on Ice was priceless. The day of the event I did not want to leave the house. But it was worth it. To hear Ava tell me. Thank you Aunt Mare Mare. You are so sweet. Meant the world to me.

6.Going to my Grandmothers house. I find my Grandmother house a happy place. It is quite and peaceful. I enjoy listening to my Grandmothers stories from her childhood. It makes me happy to see my Grandmother interact with my daughter.

7.Watching my daughter grow. I always said I would never have children. But I have a 13 year old little lady. It is never a dull moment with her around. My daughter always know what to say to make me smile. The joys of being a Mother is never ending.

8.Sunflowers

Yellow is my happy color. Sunflowers bring back happy memories of my Mom and Dad planting sunflowers for me. Little things make me happy. And all of my happy thoughts revolve around my family.

9.Going for walks. I find it amazing go for walks and find things in nature that I have never seen before. It makes me stop and think about God and his beautiful world.

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