Date Joined: September 3, 2022
Last Online: June 5, 2023
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States
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Hello! I'm Renee
📫 I mark a swap sent once it's dropped in the USPS blue mailbox.
🐌💌 If for some reason you have not received a swap from me in a reasonable time, please contact me before rating & allow me to work something out.
💖LIFE: I'm a 45 yr old single mama living in the city of Portland, Oregon. I grew up in the country, but now am a city girl simply because Portland is where I've landed.
I spend most of my hours enjoying life with my 3 year old girl Alison, as we explore the world around us. When I have free time, I like to get my creative juices flowing by what has inspired me.
I enjoy receiving homemade items from artists & crafters. I'm not artistic, but I do like to get my craft on!
✝️I'm a Christ follower who tries my best to do as He asks, love God & love others.
I am an extroverted HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) & an ENFJ-T. I'm overly sensitive & a worrier, but I am optimistic & appreciate the little things. I tend to give everyone the benefit of the doubt & forgive incredibly easily.
♻️I'm a bit of a "hippie" & big on recycling/up-cycling & reusing items when I can. Being a single mama means funds are tight, so being thrifty & refreshing second hand stuff is an adventure of its own as I find & create new treasures.
🐱I have a 13 year old calico cat (Talulla). She enjoys eating houseplants, shredding papers that were left out & playing with toys & my kiddo. I never expected that they would get along so splendidly.
💌 I have chronic pain & have dealt with it longer than not; so I'm totally used to it. However; sometimes it's difficult for me to get the big stuff done. This is when I like to bless others with HAPPY MAIL!
🌈I like bright, BOLD & FLUORESCENT COLORS & SPARKLY things.
I reeeally like GLOW IN THE DARK stuff!
I love house PLANTS, I have a varied collection (we just passed the 100th plant) & enjoy the variety of each one.
🐾I adore ANIMALS, especially CATS🐱, Sloths🦥, Flamingos🦩, Pangolins, Orangutans🦧 & other critters considered "strange/weird".
❤️I love anything Jim Henson created; THE MUPPETS make me happy, especially KERMIT THE FROG.
☕️ I enjoy a good cup of black tea. I like my tea with honey & creamer (eggnog if available). I do drink other teas, although I 've never been a fan of fruity flavored tea.🫖
I grew up with HELLO KITTY, so I adore Sanrio.
I really like KEWAII cuteness. Add a little cartoon face to ordinary objects & BAM, it's cute!
💟I have always enjoyed STICKERS, all kinds. I'm trying to currently curb my addiction, but it's proving difficult so I just need to share them in order to make space for more.
I like most anything that can be used to make paper crafting items.🔖
🗺️I love TRAVELING as well as planning the trip prior to going. I like the touristy sight seeing spots & any place with natural beauty.
✈️I have yet to do much traveling outside of the United States, but I have so much more to see in the US. I have been to 46 states. Hawaii, Florida & The Carolinas are on my bucket list.
🤣I like JOKES, even elementary school jokes. Laughing is so important!
🤗TEENY TINY THINGS: rocks, charms, miniatures & anything small. I don't really comprehend why itty bitty things made to look like regular sized items are so darn adorable!
🧵🪡I love EMBELISHMENTS, (FABRIC scraps, lace, ribbon, ricrack) anything that I can add to my girl's clothes to make them girlier. She has a lot of hand me downs that are "boy's" clothes & she is a complete "girly girl" & adores frilly, sparkly, pink stuff.
My girl is a mini me. She loves books, crafting, stickers, animals, cooking, drinking tea (herbal), playing board games & enjoys lots of time outdoors. She is super smart, silly & kind. Her laughter is the best & her smile & squishy cheeks make my day. She is a joy to be around.
🧵🪡SEWING! I'm new to sewing, but enjoy adding embelishments & re-fashioning hand-me-downs & thrift finds. I look forward to expanding my skills now that I have a craft area dedicated to sewing.
✂ PAPER CRAFTS of all sorts, especially cards as I enjoy sending them to spread cheer.
📿BEADING of all kinds, but earrings are my favorite. I like being able to create a pair of earrings that I can pass on to someone who will wear & enjoy them.
🎨KID'S CRAFTS, any type really. I'm not a huge fan of the messy stuff though. I like kid's crafts b/c they're a great way to upcycle items that might otherwise go to waste & you don't need to be an artist to make them.
🧶KNITTING, which I have been doing for some time now. I enjoy yarn & the calmness that knitting brings to me... as long as the projects I work on are somewhat easy & small.
🖍️Crafting, 📖 Reading, 🎶 Music, Lego, 🎮Lego Video Games, 🎲 Board Games, 🎬 Movies, 👩🍳Cooking, 🐌💌Snail Mail & 🌱Indoor Plants m.
🏕️Camping, 🥾Hiking, Backpacking, 🌠Star Gazing, 🪨Rock Hounding, 🦅Bird Watching, Exploring.🌳
The alphabet of some things I love (in no particular order)
A: Animals, Adventures, Air Plants, Adult Coloring, Academics
B: Bible, BOOKS, Birds, Butterflies, Bookmarks, Beads, Buttons, Brads, Backpacking, Baking, Bugs
C: CATS, CAMPING, CATS, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, Care Bears, Crafting, Craft Supplies, Crime Dramas, Cacti, Chocolate, Creativity, Cooking, Crystals, Comedy, Colors
D: Desserts, Donuts, Dandelions, Decoupage, Die Cuts, Dream Catchers
E: Embellishments, Eclecticism, Exploring, Envelopes
F: Fabric, FLAMINGOS, Flowers, Forests, Friends, Feathers, Ferns
G: Games, Green, Glitter, Galaxies, Gnomes
H: Handmade, HUGS, HOUSE PLANTS, HIKING, HELLO KITTY, Hearts, Honey Bees, Hobby Lobby, Hot Air Balloons
I: Inchies, Ice Cream, Instant Pot Recipes, Imagination
J: JESUS, JOKES, JIM HENSON, Journals, Jigsaw Puzzles
K: KERMIT THE FROG, KAWAII, Kid's Books, Kittens
L: Lace, Lego, Ladybugs, Letters, Libraries, Lighthouses, Lemons, Learning
M: MUPPETS, MINIATURES, Mountains, Music, Maps, Motivation, Moon, Musicals, Mushrooms, Mystery
N: NoteCards, Note Pads, Nature, Newts
O: OUTDOORS, Oceans, Organization, Orangutans, Opals, Optical Illusions
P: Photos, Plants, Postage Stamps (new & used), Pinterest, Puzzles, Postcards, Planners, Paper, Pens, Podcasts
Q: Quotes, Quilts, Quails
R: ROCKS, READING, RAINBOWS, Recycling, Rivers, Ribbon, Ric Rack
S: Snail Mail, SMASHED PENNIES, SEWING EMBELLISHMENTS, STAMPS (Postage & rubber/silicone), STICKERS (all kinds), Stationery, Stars, Sushi, Sanrio, Sunshine, Squirrels, Succulents, Sloths, Sea Shells, Self Care
T: Thrifting, Traveling, True Crime, Trees, Tea, Typewriters, Teachers, Trolls (cute ones)
U: Up-cycling, Unique, Unusual
V: Vintage, Vacations
W: Weirdness, Wilderness, Washi Tape, Wizard Of Oz (books rather than movie), Waterfalls, Worms
X: Xerox printed items, Axolotls
Y: Yarn, Yellow
I Love Broadway shows; 🧹Wicked & 🎭Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton!, Moulin Rouge
I love CHILDREN'S books & YA fiction 📖
MOULIN ROUGUE! (Best movie EVER made)
THE LEGO MOVIE
KISS KISS BANG BANG
Favorite Genre: Suspense Thrillers, Musicals, Comedies & Dramas.
Favorite Director: Baz Luhrmann
Favorite Musical Score Composer: James Horner
Gravity Falls, Pushing Daisies, Alone, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, The First 48, Veronica Mars....
CRIME DRAMAS / MYSTERIES / THRILLERS
It can be True Crime or Fictional, I enjoy watching just about anything that is crime drama. British shows are my favorite as US shows tend to have too much drama. I basically like any British crime show on AcornTV.
Pinterest is the most perfect site for me & has so much that interests me. A site full of inspiration & a way to save & organize the things I discover... for FREE!!!
Pinterest is just too good to be true for me.
📔CHILDREN'S BOOKS 📖
Most books geared towards adults tend to bore me & I can't get through them. This might be due to my short attention span, or the wordiness of them.
I like picture books, beginner reader books & chapter books. I like young adult books that are coming of age stories, Dystopian Sci Fi, or a good mystery.
I also enjoy a good craft book or cookbook to get inspired.
🏫The LIBRARY is one of my favorite places, I spend hours each week exploring what books they have that interest me.
📚My dream job is to be an elementary school LIBRARIAN. If I could go back to school that's what I would do.
✈️I want to TRAVEL again, I'd like to finish seeing a part of every state. I'd like to travel abroad & see how other cultures are in real life. And, I just like the thrill of waking up in a new place & working out how to get around & meeting total strangers who have great stories to share.
💖I hope my kiddo will have an incredible childhood that she can look back on with fond memories. I don't want her to go through any of the trauma I did & wish she makes amazing friends along the way while she experiences some incredible adventures.
❌Strong scents 🤢
I do LOVE a good Scratch 'N Sniff sticker though!
❌Coffee and Dark chocolate 🤮
❌Anything disrespectful or political 🙅🏻♀️
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Thank you SO much for my April AATW wish! It was such a sweet surprise to find in my mailbox. ;u;
Thank you for the AATW April wishes. This was such a happy envelope to open. I love the piggies! I agree it is so fun watching all the little critters getting ready for Spring. Happy swapping!
Thankyou for the AATW April wish!! I hope your crafting area gets put back together soon, but I really enjoyed all the wonderful stickers! The cow stickers, WOW i love them!!
Hi Renee! Than you SO SO SO much for the wonderful envie of wishes (lots of kitties!) from my April AATW wishlist. All the more special because you are sick. Take care, my friend in kitty-love ;+)
Thank you for the AATW April wishes
Renee I really loved reading your letter and all the lovely stickers you sent me for the AATW April wish list!! I feel even more grateful to know that you were dealing with a water leak and you still found a way to make my day!!! Thank you so so so much getting mail is my happy place!!!
Thank you for the Birthday Wish! These Crackers look great! AATW Thank you for thinking of me. Best, Rook
OMG, Thanks so very much Renee, for granting my wish in AATW April, for the wonderful Tea's ! That's a lot of Tea, that will last me long while and it's my favorite brand too at that! Thanks so much again!
Thank you for the AAtW for Feb!
AATW Feb wishes- Thank you so much for the envelope full of happy mail! Much appreciated ❤️