Hello swap-bot peepz! Allow me to introduce myself! I am a lady who loves loves loves to cook! I love to bake sweets, make ALL sorts of delicious cuisine and collect cookbooks. I am an avid lover of tea, hot cocoa and coffee and I simply love to try new flavors regularly! I am addicted to pizza and I love to collect things with pizza designs on them, also donuts and ice cream.....oh and of course cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, and pies! My favorite pie is pecan pie! Love it so much! My favorite Pakistani dessert is gulab jamun and barfi! Y to the U to the M spells YUM!!!!! I love Pakistani sweets a little too much. Whenever I go there I ask my husband to go out each night to buy me sweets! ~LOL~ It is like a ritual for me-tea and sweets every single night! Also, addicted to pakoras and pakora curry and can't get enough!
About My Religious Views:
I am a very religious person and I love to collect scarves as I wear them daily! I respect ALL religions and I do NOT discriminate on a basis of color, race, ethnicity, or religion. My family has many different religions and colors in it. I build my life around my religion (I am Muslimah) and it is a very big part of who I am! I appreciate individuals who respect other people and their religious preferences. I also respect everyone and their wishes.
Pertaining to My Eating Habits:
I basically only eat Halal or Kosher labeled foods. I am also a vegetarian (ovo-lacto). I also eat organic foods most of the time, mainly because it tastes fresher in my opinion! I feel that eating healthy is essential to the well-being! I also enjoy gardening and growing my own fruits vegetables on my family's land. We live in a ranch-style home nestled by the lake. I love the country lifestyle!
I Love to Shop:
I am a shopaholic!!!! I love brick and mortar stores as well as online shops. I am a thrift-store and consignment shop lover too. I love to search for unique items. The more unique and unusual the better. I like to dress in vibrant colors and I love wild and zany designs! I am just very original and I like to express my originality through my clothing style!
I Love to Accessorize:
Accessories I love are belts, scarves, purses, bandannas, watches, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, earrings, and well pretty much all accessories that are unique and unusual and especially South Asian things; such as Pakistani or Indian things. I also like Japanese, Korean and Chinese things. If you can find anything unique then "pretty please" send it my way! Very much welcome are ALL foreign items. I also love Native American items.
I Love to Write Movies:
I love writing movies and I have a film club that's been around since 2005. We are currently working on a film project that we desire to be big in the film industry. I really pray that it is going to turn out successful. It is a big dream of mine that will finally be fulfilled if this makes it big. I really could use some insight from anyone with film, screenwriting or theatrical experiences!
I Strive to Sew Seeds of Kindness:
I am a friendly, empathetic, and caring individual. Blessed to be a mother of five lovely children! My son is 21 and my daughters are 19, 14, 10, and 1. I am a natural health consultant/counselor and work from home. I am looking for friends from all over the world!
I aim to be an honest individual, therefore, if you do not get a swap it is not because I did not ship (unless something serious has taken place)! If you have not received something from me then please contact me there must be a problem going on! I will do my best to get things straightened out ASAP.
I Love to Recycle:
I recycle padded envelopes and on occasion boxes. Therefore, 99.9% of the time you will receive a previously used package from me. I see no need in wasting good envelopes that can be used again for the same purpose.
Also, if you do not like the swap I sent to you do not blast my page with negative comments. I will fix the problem if it can be fixed but PLEASE contact me prior to leaving a negative rating! Also, please do not leave me a bad rating if I have sent what I was supposed to but you think it was not cute enough.....just tell me and I may be able to resend something better. I enjoy swapping so much and it is very fun in my opinion!
I am a Swapaholic:
I want to mention that I am a lover of swapping and I try my best to fulfill my swap obligations. At times, you can not please everyone because not everyone has the same tastes and style preferences. I am not perfect, and I am in no way trying to be perfect. I am only human and I can only try my best to succeed at pleasing my partner. As a human, I am entitled to times in my life where I am not able to do things due to illness or other issues. If this happens it is beyond my control and if I am able I will contact you and inform you upfront. I suffer from numerous health ailments and there are times when I feel really horrible. I have so far fulfilled my obligations at the best I can do and I will try my best to continue this.
Private Swaps are Welcome:
*If you want to do private swaps I am open to them on a few conditions.
The swapper with the most established swaps with replies should ship after the one with less ratings and/or established swaps. So, the higher rating individual should await their package and then ship.
Please provide a tracking # if at all possible as I will do the same for you!
We need to work out exactly what we want to swap before we ship so that nobody is upset later. Avoiding conflict is better than fixing an error.
Swappers who plan to flake please be aware that.....God knows everything! If you hurt others you will eventually be held accountable!
Please let me know if you want to angel. I can angel for you too if you like!
I aim to please so if I am not meeting my own expectations then please let me know. I generally rate right away upon receiving my swaps. Please return the favor for me when you receive my swap!
Making embossed stationery and cards, artist trading cards and other paper crafts. I like making jewelry, making friendship books and pretty much anything cool. Trying to learn knitting, crochet and etc. I love love love plastic canvas crafts. I am also quite intrigued by making things out of recycled items or vintage items. My girls and I are especially fond of making magnets, organizers and purses.
I also enjoy painting and especially those boxed paint-by-number kits. I really get into those and they are so fun to do "in my opinion". I consider myself a very talented freelance painter also. Just give me a paint brush and a bunch of paint and I can just "let the art flow".
Things that I have in my boutique or at home that I can offer as swaps:
loose tea infusers
beverage mixes (fruit flavored, coffee or hot cocoa)
Talc-Free makeup and mineral makeup please
Stationery (especially with food prints)
Flip-Flops (size M 7-8)
Amy's proof-of-purchase tabs or soup labels or upc codes.
Artist trading card scraps and materials
Recipe boxes and recipe cards
I love decorated tape/deco/cartoon tape
Tea Sets and tea pots
Scented soaps or candles
Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, clip-on nose rings, anklets, bracelets)
Anything Indian, Pakistani or other South Asian
Kawaii Stuff (I love cute things)
Anything Eucalyptus scented
Teas that I like:
My favorite scents:
We adopted Buddy from the Humane Society February of 2019. Sadly, he passed away in July of 2020.
We now have a rabbit farm! We truly love all of the rabbits we are raising. My teenage daughter and son take care of them for the most part. I really love farm life in general. We thought at first we had two boys but the seller had the genders mistaken. So now, they had 3 litters of beautiful babies. God has blessed us with many fur babies. We have expanded our farm now and built many new hutches to accommodate.
Cookbooks, Art Books, Psychology Books, Movie Writing and Acting Books. Anything about South Asian countries, food, lifestyle, culture, etc. Clothing making and arts and crafts.
Anything that reminds me of Pakistan! I can't wait to go back! I am so missing Pakistan right now!
Muhjse Dosti Karoge, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, The Message, Pyar Impossible, Muhammad (animated version).
My favorite actors/actresses: Adam Beach, Abishek Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukherjee, Kal Penn, Kunal Sharma, Priyanka Chopra.
I love Bollywood! I am really into everything Hindi or Urdu based when it comes to television/movies. I like Indian and Pakistani soaps too! Indian and Pakistani cooking channels are also very interesting!
I love love love the following and would love to receive items as such in my swaps:
I LOVE bracelets and bangles!
Hijabs (Muslim Scarves)
Wrapping paper sheets
Mickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse
The color brown/tan
Birds, esp hummingbirds, bluebirds, and cardinals (redbirds)
Stickers of all sorts, esp scented, ice cream, cupcake, chocolate, any kind of Kawaii or fruity stuff
Chocolate themed items
Food themed any kind of ephemera
Card making stuff
Anything with ice cream, summer themes, or cupcakes on it
Anything Indian/South Asian
Anything Native American
Anything food themed
Mailing address labels
Handmade greeting cards
Artist trading cards
Pizza themed items
Coupons for pies, cookies, chips, cakes, etc.
Things My Family Members Like:
19 year old daughter's likes:
Art Supplies and Sketch Books
Paint and Paint Brushes
Green and black items
Computer Games/Switch Games
21 year old son's likes:
Five Nights at Freddy's
Cars and Trucks
14 year old daughter's likes:
Littlest Pet Shop
My Little Pony
My 10 year old daughter's likes:
Baby dolls and Barbie dolls
My 1 year old daughter:
Anything cute for a baby girl
Amber teething necklaces
My husband's likes:
Things I do NOT want to receive as swaps:
VERY IMPORTANT I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH, THEREFORE, THIS IS IN ALL CAPS-"NO PORK ANYTHING" THAT INCLUDES RECIPES!!!!!
I prefer no FOOD unless you ask first as I am VERY picky eater!
Please do NOT send me UNSEALED bags of tea. I only use the sealed tea bags when they are coming through the mail. I received a swap and the swapper placed unwrapped tea bags in a make-up case. This is highly unacceptable.
Rumors, lies and deceit.
Racists/Bigots/Prejudiced/Biased people please do not come my way. I do not have time for you because I do not discriminate and I do not associate myself with people who plan on discriminating against me or others. If you hate me because I am Muslim then please GO AWAY! If you hate people because they are Arab, Black, Pakistani, Indian, East Asian, Hispanic, European, American, Latino, White, another religion or belief than you or whatever racist thing you have in your mind then please keep away!
No hateful or rude people who are to quick to pass judgement about others without giving them a chance. People CAN change so it is best to not let a few bad things you hear about them make you believe they are a bad individual.
Meat in general (I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian)
No religious stuff unless it pertains to my religion
Gelatin (including gummy candy)
Nothing that smells like cigarette or cigar smoke. (I have asthma and allergies and 3 small children).
Overall, I'd prefer NOT to receive food or beverages unless the swap calls for it! I am allergic to coconut and I can not consume pork by-products so it is too hard to select foods for me. Thank you in advance for understanding!
People Who Double Rate:
Sweet Potato Fries
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Indian and Pakistani Food
Baby Blue/Pale Blue
Hot Pink/Mauve/Baby Pink
Sea Foam Green/Aqua/Teal
Pork and by-products of it.(Extremely allergic to pork in all forms)
Carmine and Cochineal
Cigarette smoke and odor