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theshyone

theshyone
Date Joined: November 5, 2021
Last Online: January 30, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! This month is my one year anniversary on swap-bot! That is so exciting! I wanted to update my profile a bit since I am no longer a "newbie!" While I still have much to learn about interacting and participating on this site....I am proud of how far I have come :D I look forward to many more anniversaries to come on this site, so thanks for taking the time to look through my profile and I look forward to swapping with you in the future (or right now, depending on why you are reading my profile!) (•◡•) /

I love exchanging letters (snail mail), goodies, and the like through the mail, and have been trying to get my various family members and friends to do it with me over the past year or two. However, not everyone is interested (shocker, I know), so I am hoping this will be that creative outlet for me :) ⊂( ・∀・) 彡 ✉︎

My favorite thing about my life is being the mom to my young adult daughter. We do many (read: most) things together, like going to museums, libraries, parks, road trips, and shopping. She even got me into K-pop over a decade ago and many of our adventures include K-pop in some form. She keeps me young, or at least reminds me to keep a more youthful frame of mind, especially with things like being hopeful, optimistic, and trying to not get too cynical about life. We own a precious, but bully of a doggo. He is a rescue Doberman who thinks he rules the world, cause he does. He bullies us with his aggressive cuddles and then his disdain when he is done with us.

Some other things I enjoy doing include scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, reading, journaling (I have kept a journal since I was 11 years old), photography, cross-stitching, polymer clay, and gardening (both indoor and out). Because of scrapbooking I have a large stationery, sticker, and whatnot collection, but I am ALWAYS looking to add to it! So I guess, add collecting stationery-like things to the list of things I like to do. Things I don't enjoy doing include cooking (although I tolerate baking because - sugar), cleaning/chores, exercise (although I do it because it is good for me or some nonsense like that), and talking on the phone. Things I want to learn in the near future include crocheting and digital scrapbooking (I am sure I will add to this list in the future).

Swapping Tidbit

I am sure this section will continue to morph, be updated, and deepen over time. But as for now, one of the most important things to know about swapping with me is that several people in my household have pretty severe asthma, so no strong smelling anything. I prefer most everything as fragrance-free as possible. I know it is impossible to live completely fragrance-free, but we do a pretty decent job at it in this household. Much appreciated in advance. ヽ(´ー`)ノ。o○ Thanks~

Loves/Likes/Interests

--Letters (snail mail), whatever form it comes in, like quick post cards, long in-depth letters, and everything in between. I love learning about/connecting with others, so I am really interested in pen palling (I've seen the term pen friends floating around this site. While I have not heard of that term before, it sounds lovely). 🐌💌

--All things stationery-related, like papers, stickers, washi tape, die cuts, pens, markers, coloring pages, post cards, sticky notes, inks, stamps, punches (you get it, the list goes on. Plus you may know of something fabulous that I have yet to discover. I am always willing to learn about other forms of stationery-related goodies).

--Regarding the above love of stationery, I love all sorts of themes, including cutesy/Kawaii (my daughter has been collecting stickers for almost 2 decades now, so our cute collection is nothing to sneeze at), animals, food, botanicals, vintage, people, holidays, cartoons (in short, I rarely meet a sticker/washi tape/sticky note that I do not love). That being said, I'm not into gory, horror, or scary (I spook easily!)

--Anything plant related (I recently went from 4 plants to over 100 in about a year's time. I'm a little addicted). I can discuss anything plant related ad nauseam, so beware :) ˚𖡼𖤣𖥧𖡼𓋼𖤣𖥧𓋼𓍊

--Anything book/learning related (I love learning and you will usually find my nose buried in a book. I also find the smell and environs of libraries comforting and will definitely hide in one when stressed). It would be easier to write the list of things I don't like to read, which is horror/gory. Other than that, I am willing to give most literature genres a try. 📚

--All things art and craft related. The other place I escape to when stressed is the museum (it is a safe space, surrounded by beautiful things). I, myself, cannot draw a proper stick figure, but truly appreciate others' artistic endeavors.

--Music is another destresser for me. I have very eclectic music interests, being raised by parents with very dissimilar music tastes, I learned to love many diverse genres. This includes, but is not limited to: jazz, blues, classical, opera, pop, rock, rap, hip hop, folk, and yes, even "elevator music." I also like to challenge myself with music i don't appreciate right away. I give it some time, see if it will grow on me. And lastly, the above mentioned K-pop, with which I share a love of with my daughter. Should any of you share a similar interest in K-pop, but have no where to rant about it, let me know! We can rant away together :) ੈ✩・:˚:✧。♬♪

--Old movies, I love older movies (we're talking the "Golden Era of Hollywood" and older), especially musicals. I danced throughout childhood and adolescence and admire the dancing skills of others. I also enjoy really bad sci-fi, from like the 50's and 60's (you know, the kind that is so bad that it is good?). I don't tend to do dramas, as life has enough dramatics in it for me, so I don't usually find it entertaining to watch. And again, no horror/gory/scary movies (unless it is a silly/funny spoof of one).

--Tea is acceptable (for me to share with my family...I drink it to bond with my family, but may or may not enjoy the liquid myself. We look for different teas for the family to try when traveling, or even going to a new store, and that has been a lot of fun).

--Some beauty related items, pampering oneself is always lovely. But again, the scents can be an issue. I have pretty dry skin that thinks it is constantly at war with the world at large. I try to convince it otherwise, but it mostly does not listen!

--Items from differing cultures, backgrounds, and the like. I grew up as a military brat, living in many places overseas, before returning stateside as an older child. I loved it, learning about people, cultures, viewpoints! I am interested in just about anything on this topic, such as stories, personal experiences, your love for your own culture, food, candies, traditions, trinkets, post cards, whatever, I am not picky when it comes to what people want to share about their culture. I love it all

-Similar to the topic above, within the U.S. there are different cultures, varying from region to region, state to state, even city to city. I adore roadtripping across the country and immersing myself in the culture, lifestyle, and experiences in different parts of the U.S. So please feel free to share your love of your state/city with me, in any form that floats your boat.

--That is all for now, I will update, clean up, add to this list in the future, as I gain more experience and know-how with this site and swapping! ♡( ◡‿◡ )

Dislikes

-It bears repeating that I prefer all items entering my home to be as fragrance free as possible, as several members of my family have more severe asthma and cannot breathe with most scents assaulting their lungs.

--As for other dislikes, I do not have an extensive list as of yet (only a year in, I am still learning). I have listed some things above in my loves/likes section (as exceptions to what I enjoy). But as for a more in-depth list, I am not sure what is possible to dislike yet, so appreciate, in advance, your patience with me as I learn the site and become more experienced with swapping. I will update this list in the future.. ( ^◡^)っ ♡

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much for the cards and washi!!
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap(^v^)
grammypammy rated for UHM: January Pick-2 Happy Mail on Jan 20, 2023
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Comment: Thank you my sweet friend for the postcards, large notecards w/envie and the memo sheets! Love it all!
Response: Yay!!!! ٩(◕‿◕。)۶ I am so glad you got and loved the swap! That completely makes my day! You deserve all the goodness sent your way ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡
LadyJo rated for Let's be friends! (Jan) on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the perfect first envie of postcards and notecards! These are great to use in my Elderly project! I also received second envie with lots of washi! Fun! Look forward to any others! Thanks for the fun postcard, with fun stickers and fun quote! It is fun to see what comes my way! Thanks!
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and liked the first 2 envies I sent. Two more are already on their way, so hopefully you will get them any day now. My fifth and final envie will be sent out some time this week, so you can also look forward to that ⊂◉‿◉つ
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Comment: Thanks so much for the letter and postcards! I loved reading about your travels when you were young. :)
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and liked the swap! I worried, since I had just literally written you the week or two before. I did not want to bore you with another, similar letter ( •_•)
kiddomerriweather rated for Let's be friends! on Jan 3, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful envies full of fun and friendship you sent to me over the month of December. I just received the stickers and Winnie the Pooh quotes today. I've really enjoyed getting to know a little about you and hope we get to swap together in the future. If you'd like to do a private swap, just send me a PM! I've had a lot of fun!
Response: That is so wonderful to hear, I so enjoyed myself, spoiling you throughout the month! I am relieved that you enjoyed it too ╰(▔∀▔)╯I would love to do a private swap with you, so PMing you right after this! (≧▽≦)
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Comment: Hi Angela, thank you for the loverly swap, the notecards are gorgeous and it's great to get a letter as well. Keep an eye on your mailbox for one from me. Happy New Year 😺
Response: Yay! I am so glad you finally got it and enjoyed the swap!!! I look so forward to receiving a reply in my mailbox, so excited!!! ٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶ Happy New Year to you as well <3
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Comment: Hi Angela! Thank you for this great swap. You mentioned about duplicates - never worry about that, I can always pass them on. But this batch was all new to me except for one. Cool! I really like the postcards you sent, especially the coloring one. That will be a relaxing thing to do on a cold winter evening. And the Statue of Liberty card made me laugh. Great postcard. Thanks again for everything. :-)
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap. Even more glad that most of the cards were new to you. I am also glad that you enjoyed the postcards (*^‿^*) I also found the Statue of Liberty card funny, so glad you agreed!
mermaidery rated for QTCCS #3 on Dec 30, 2022
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Comment: First, I love the way you make your Q's. Thank you for the warm wishes. It was -12f here on Christmas eve, and Im really not a fan of that kind of cold! Thank you so much for the card. I hope your season was wonderful!
Response: Negative 12!?! Oh goodness, that sounds horrid! I am so not a fan of that kind of cold either. I am so glad you got and liked the card :D Hope it was able to impart some holiday spirit (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
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Comment: Thanks for all the different cards and for the extra goodies!! I have a TON of washi tape but surprisingly I don't have any Christmas themed tape so this was a great addition to my collection - thanks again!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap :D I am also glad I got to share some washi that you did not already have! I went through so much Christmas themed washi this season, glad to add to your collection ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡
metrognome rated for FLL: National Letter Writing Day on Dec 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and the lovely sparkly washi tape! I did get your regular penpal letter a couple of weeks before and i'll write back this week. :)
Response: Oh! I am so glad you got, both this swap and my last letter, and enjoyed them :) Looks like you will be receiving yet another letter from me, the US version of this swap, so look forward to that the way I look forward to your response to my penpal letter! (^▽^)
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Comment: I can not thank you enough. Everything was great and I did not get any of my cards back lol. Thank you again,
Response: Oh goodness! So glad you got and enjoyed the swap! Also really glad that I did not return any of your cards back to you (at least this time around) cause that's just embarrassing! Lol (ᗒᗨᗕ)
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Comment: Thank you for all the nice cards, there are some fun ones! Like especially the wiener dog, the picture on the number side is really funny. And thanks for remembering I liked the canning jar sticky notes. I'll have fun with these!
Response: Double yay! So glad you got and enjoyed both swaps (◕‿◕) And of course I remembered that you liked the canning jar sticky notes. I just had to share something we both find adorable!!!! Also, I know, wasn't the wiener dog card just too cute?!
Lyndylou5 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #33 on Dec 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards and ALL the extras. This was an extra fun swap to open, with 2 swaps being inside! :-)
Response: Yay! So glad you got and enjoyed the swap! Totally makes my day (*^‿^*)
fbresnah rated for BTS (kpop) Holiday Card on Dec 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable card! I really love the hanging tag pictures and all the extras you sent! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. Hope to swap with you again soon!
Response: Oh, that makes me sooooo happy (and relieved) that you loved the card. Had so much fun making it for you, but it was hard to let go! But you are definitely worth it! Wishing you a wonderful holiday and New Year as well! Hope to swap with you again soon also (*^^*)♡
KeKet82 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #34 on Dec 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and Washi.
Response: Oh, lovely, so glad you got and liked the swap ٩(◕‿◕。)۶
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Comment: Thank you for your great letter and the extras! Happy anniversary on Swap-Bot :-) It's a great site, I agree!
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap and its goodies! Also, thank you for the sweet anniversary wishes (*^‿^*)
Zefaniya rated for Pick 3 + Pen Pal letter on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I will reply soon! LOVE that Disney Christmas washi! It reminds me of going to Disneyland on Christmas day with my grandparents when I was a kid! :)
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap! I am also glad you loved the Disney Christmas washi, it is among my favorites too! Yay for reminding you about pleasant memories 。^‿^。
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Comment: thanks for al the lovly things you send me!
Response: Yay, so glad you got and liked the swap and goodies (^∇^)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and tuck-ins! I will happily use them all!! <3 Oh you sure have had some chilly days for your area! I'm quite used to that up here in NJ but I can't imagine that you are! I hope you are getting into the spirit! It;s still early! xx G
Response: Oh, goodness, so glad you got and liked the swap! Also glad that you will be able to use all the goodies <3 Yes, I have not been enjoying the chilly days, but I am getting more into the spirit, so that is good anyway (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Thank you for your kind words and rating!
Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #32 on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the assortment of goodies!
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap with it's goodies (✿◠‿◠)

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Comments

Zefaniya on Jan 29, 2023:

I hope you have a good week! Here in colorado we got another bout of snow..we've had snow on the ground since Mid december! Eep!

squince on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you for the sweet package! I wish I could rate you for it! I loved it all! xoxoxo

LadyJo on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you for the Anniversary goodies I received! It is always fun to get unexpected Happy Mail!

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 16, 2023:

Thank you so much for the envie of goodies you sent me! I know how exciting it can be to reach swap-bot milestones. I am hoping to get to 1k swaps by Dec. 31st :) I can use everything you sent to me, and I loved the stickered envie! May you have many more wonderful SB anniversaries!

Zefaniya on Jan 15, 2023:

Heyyyy! I hope you have a good start to the week!! (lets be friends)

Chickenmama on Jan 14, 2023:

Thanks so much for my thank you envelope of goodies!! I love it all!!

Hugs, Stacey

Zefaniya on Jan 1, 2023:

I hope you have a fantastic 2023!! (let's be friends)

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

Zefaniya on Dec 30, 2022:

I have a letter going out to you tomorrow :)

LadyJo on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for the sweet card with note and the awesome stickers you enclosed! It was wonderful to hear from someone I wasn't in touch for awhile! RAKS USA Christmas Tag! Hope you have a nice New Year filled with the small Simple Joys of Life!

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