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Posted 10/14/2012 by Shiloj in Swap Chat - Secret Pals
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Shiloj
StuckOnPeas

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August 2009
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Loc: Utah

Posted: 10/14/2012 3:23:06 PM
After mush internal debate/a bit of prodding from my mom, I have decided to not let a few flakers ruin the whimsy swap fun

Because this swap is going to be on the more costly side and we usually have a problem this time of year with these type of swaps, to play you need to have been on the board at least 2 months and you will need to have completed 2 swaps successfully here on two peas. (It doesn't have to be my swaps, it can be with any hosts.) If you are currently involved in any swap you will need to be current and checked in with the hostess. (I will verify as needed) Just trying to make sure that no one gets burned this holiday season

The vessel:
This time the vessel will be just a part of the swap - a small Christmas candy dish. New, unless your partner is into vintage or antique, then that would be fun as well. Porcelain, glass, ceramic - but no plastic. Filled with candy.

The rest:
Each person will completely fill a large flat rate box - 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" x 6" NO MORE - NO LESS! If you ship UPS/Fed ex you can wrap the box with plain paper and they should still take it.

In addition to the candy dish you MUST have:
A Christmas Movie
A scrapbook Christmas collection Example
A handmade item - a banner, a mini album, garland, altered item, etc.

And at least 4 more items:
ornament
a scarf, hat, gloves
hot chocolate, mugs
Christmas book, magazine, cookbook
Christmas Jewelry
Slipper socks
Christmas CD
PJ pants
Candles, plug ins
board game
Home decor item
Apron, towels, oven mitt, cookie cutters
Lotion, lip balm, body spray, soap
holiday treats
Fleece blanket

Signing up:
Fill out the survey below and post in the thread. Signups will close October 18th and partners posted October 19th. I will do my best to make sure you aren't paired with someone who has been your partner in the past.

Check ins:
Check ins: Weekly checkins are REQUIRED! If you are not checking in weekly on the thread, then I will send you a peamail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me. If I do not hear back from you, you will be removed from the swap and reported as a flaker. I understand that circumstances arise, but communication is better than just dropping off the pea world. This is intentionally harsh - the ladies who sign up for my whimsy swaps put a lot of time and money into these swaps and I do not want them to be flaked on. I would never label a person a flaker who has a legitimate need/reason, but you have to let me know asap!

Shipping: These are due in the mail on Dec 5th. I want everyone to have these in plenty of time for the holiday and before the hectic last minute rush. Post on the thread with the DC#.

1. coryshilo Mailed
2. rosy cheeks Mailed
3. mykidsmomma Mailed Received
4. BeckyRN97 Mailed Received
5. jenettycakes76 Mailed
6. jdstumble Mailed Received
7. chippieinthehouse Mailed
8. morgainegeiser Mailed
9. thecurleyque Mailed
10. kangacmc

Partners!
coryshilo - jenettycakes76
rosy cheeks - thecurleyque
mykidsmomma - morgainegeiser
BeckyRN97 - jdstumble
jenettycakes76 - coryshilo
jdstumble - BeckyRN97
chippieinthehouse - kangacmc
morgainegeiser - mykidsmomma
thecurleyque - rosy cheeks
kangacmc - chippieinthehouse


~ Shilo

Shiloj
StuckOnPeas

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August 2009
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Loc: Utah

Posted: 10/14/2012 3:23:22 PM
1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed?
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps?
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy?
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas?
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link:
6. What colors will you wear? Won't war?
7. What Christmas movie would you like?
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list?
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box?
10. Any Allergy's?
11. Who else is in your home?
12. What are some of your favorite traditions?
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like?
14. Anything else your partner should know?


~ Shilo

mykidsmomma
PeaAddict

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February 2011
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Loc: North Eastern California

Posted: 10/14/2012 4:05:36 PM

1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? Fall/Halloween Secret Sister Swap, Halloween Whimsy Swap
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yes
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? Dark Chocolate
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? Red, Green, Silver, and the kid's handmade ornaments, with a few of mine thrown in.
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link:not yet, I'll link when I finish it
6. What colors will you wear? Won't wear? I tend to wear more neutrals, and I realize I have a lot of black. LOL. Probably because it's supposed to be slimming. I do buy large brightly colored purses, and matching winter hats/scarves
7. What Christmas movie would you like? It's a Wonderful Life
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? Fancy Pants- Home for Christmas
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? Surprise me
10. Any Allergy's? Vanilla scented items give me a migraine, I don't know if that counts as an allergy. LOL
11. Who else is in your home? DH, son (16), and 2 daughters (both are Christmas babies and will be 13 and 14 this year. They'll both be 13 from Dec 21-27th )
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? baking together, celbrating the girls' birthdays, and just getting the chance to spend time with family
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? Citrus, Lavender (no vanilla)
14. Anything else your partner should know? Can't wait to get a partner
15. Candy Dish? I love vintage, so I don't mind something used as long as it's neat. LOL. I love finding really interesting dishes and bowls at yard sales and thrift stores







BeckyRN97
Scrappy Grandma of 3

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June 2009
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:30:23 PM
ME Plz!!!

1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? Halloween SS, Halloween Whimsy
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? But, of course! LOL
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? This year...anything chocolate and sugar-free (I love turtle candy, mounds and peppermint bark)
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? Usually blue & silver
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link: Christmas Pinterest
6. What colors will you wear? anything, but I love red Won't wear? NEON LOL
7. What Christmas movie would you like? Love Actually (on DVD)
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? Christmas Day by Carta Bella, Home for Christmas by Fancy Pants, anything MME
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? pjs/yoga pants, Scentsy-type candles, games, Christmas CD (I love country music and I really love "classic" Christmas music by Elvis/Bing Crosby/Nat King Cole, etc)
10. Any Allergy's? nope
11. Who else is in your home? hubby
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? We don't really have anything in particular but on Christmas morning we turn on Christmas music and the whole family comes over to open presents and I cook a large dinner. I sometimes work the holidays but have Christmas Eve/Day off this year so I would like to start a new tradition on Christmas Eve with my family. Any ideas?? I'm thinking something along the line of family games...
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? Pumpkin Spice, Apples, fruity flavors but not into "stinky" pine lol
14. Anything else your partner should know? I am a very proud grandma of 3 little girls that have taken over my heart and world. I have 3 grown children and a hubby too...hehehe


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

jenettycakes76
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 10/14/2012 9:40:50 PM
Definitely would love to join, I understand the hesistancy Shilo and am here for any ?'s you may have for potential swappers as I wholeheartedly agree - especially with a swap of this magnitude.


1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed?
Halloween SS & Halloween Whimsy
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps?
Sure thing!
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy?
Oh I love chocolate especially with nuts and peppermint bark. Hmm also meringue cookies, turtles...my sweet tooth goes into overdrive this time of the year
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas?
Lots of golds, silvers, whites with red & green
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link:
No but perhaps soon
6. What colors will you wear? Won't war?
Oh I LOVE Christmas sweaters.... Ok j/k but need more color during the winter/fall season
7. What Christmas movie would you like?
Can you believe I have never seen Love Actually all the way through? Then again doesn't Magic
Mike count?
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list?
I'll have to update this bit later
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box?
Can I steal Becky's answer as I love yoga/sweat pants, perhaps an apothecary jar (love to add to my collection for holiday decor, am a bath junkie & adore bath salts & masks but surprises are always fun!
10. Any Allergy's?
Nope
11. Who else is in your home?
Hubby & son Jaxson who turns 2 Dec 19th
12. What are some of your favorite traditions?
I am going to start Elf on a Shelf this year and looking into more family traditions for our little family
besides my extended family ones. I love our tamale making tradition on Christmas Eve with a
recipe that's been in our family for almost 100 years from Mexico.
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like?
I love holiday scented candles - any that smell like baked goods to candy wreaths to holly berries.
Lotions - I actually am always in need of ultra healing/moisturizing for my cracked hands this time
Of the year.
14. Anything else your partner should know?
Oh my goodness. I love the holidays and excited that my son will understand a little more as we go
every year. I have a huge Alaskan Malamute who is a big old teddy bear and 2 kitties. I love
creating crafts and excited to start Project Life in December. I am getting back into cooking again
and reading now that Jaxson is more independent. And hostessing of course

BeckyRN97
Scrappy Grandma of 3

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Posted: 10/14/2012 10:43:47 PM
oooh... I believe Magic Mike counts as a holiday movie! And...OMG... Love Actually is my VERY fave movie!!! ok, sorry for butting in but I need a love button when I read your responses!


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

Shiloj
StuckOnPeas

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August 2009
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Loc: Utah

Posted: 10/15/2012 11:22:52 AM
1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? Halloween Whimsy & Paper clips/flowers/owls
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yes
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? Chocolate - milk chocolate, raspberry sticks
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? Red, green, silver, white
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Yes Link: http://pinterest.com/shilojohnson/christmas/
6. What colors will you wear? Love pink, red, turquoise, black, gray Won't wear? orange, yellow, green
7. What Christmas movie would you like? Arthur Christmas, Scrogged, The Santa Clause
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? Simple Stories Handmade Holidays
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? A Christmas book. We got the Grinch last year and love it!
10. Any Allergy's? Nope
11. Who else is in your home? hubby, Gunner -13, Gavin - 11, Taya - 9
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? We started elf on the shelf last year that the kids are excited about. We do an activity countdown to Christmas that we have a lot of fun with.
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? I love apple, holly berry, cider. Not a fan of pine tree or baked ones
14. Anything else your partner should know? I don't drink coffee or alcohol. I love to bake and every year I hold a cookie exchange party


~ Shilo

jdstumble
PeaAddict

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Posted: 10/15/2012 5:37:35 PM
I want in.....so fun!!

1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? All the last secret sister ones, Halloween banner
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yup!
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? I LOVE candy, any and all. Peppermint bark, turtles, hard candy, anything with carmel, chocolates. The only thing I DON'T like is anything coffee flavored--yuck!
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? traditional mostly, but I am eclectic in my decorating so don't stress about colors. My tree has unique, interesting, fun ornaments--some home made, some just funky (like a tupperward bowl and a disco ball) and some from places I have visited or recieved as gifts from another part of the country.
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? not yet, will do one soon
6. What colors will you wear? red, black, blue Won't wear? pastels, pink
7. What Christmas movie would you like? "A Christmas Story" (oh, how I want that leg lamp!! LOL!) or "New Year's Eve" (it was in theaters last year)
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? i have a few on my wish list for the other SS swap, but don't want to duplicate so I am saying Lily Bee Christmas Cheer or Authentique Festive for this one.
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? I love anything decorative, crafty goods, socks, handmade things like cards/tags..... I collect interesting ornaments. I'd love holiday music--my preferences are much like yours (my partner)--country, crooners, classic rock. I love and wear dangly earings, love to read, candles.....
10. Any Allergy's? some lotions
11. Who else is in your home? no one, however my Mom is coming out to spend Christmas with me in NYC!
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? I generally travel so there aren't any set ones.
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? I love holiday scents like pine, baked goods, etc. I love candles and those melty things. Lotions--only use certain ones, so ask me. I love shower gels however. I've also wanted one of those smelly rice bag eye pillow things.
14. Anything else your partner should know? Love hot chocolates and teas, and chai. also I entertain so I love those dip mix things and I like to use my crock pot. Not much of a baker. anything else, just ask.


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chippieinthehouse
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!

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July 2009
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Loc: Michigan

Posted: 10/15/2012 6:01:24 PM
1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? State Whimsy box and Halloween Whimsy.
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yes
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? Anything chocolate and candy canes.
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? Usually blue, green and silver, but
I've also done red, silver and black
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link: I do, but it's kind of a hodge podge and
I can't get it to link.
6. What colors will you wear? Won't war? I'm not crazy about neon.


7. What Christmas movie would you like? The Family Stone.
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? Theresa Collins, Christmas Cottage or My Minds Eye, All Is Bright.
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? Lip balms, lotions, small notepads, hand made ornaments, crafty items, hot chocolate packets, socks. Really anything would be fun, I'm not fussy.
10. Any Allergy's? No
11. Who else is in your home? My husband, our dog and we just took in a cat.
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? Walking around at night looking at the lights. Our town does Christmas Card Lane, where people put out large wooden hand painted signs with holiday scenes and greetings. Going to the tree farm and cutting down our own tree. Baking cookies and bringing them to some of the elderly people on our block. Going to the midnight candlelight Christmas Eve service at church.
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? I like the seasonal scents, pine, spices like cinnamon and cloves, apples, orange. Nothing with a strong vanilla scent though.
14. Anything else your partner should know? I love everything about Christmas, the music, the scents, the lights, getting together with family and friends.
I should have said this before filling out the survey: Could I pleas join this swap?

morgainegeiser
BucketHead

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December 2008
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Layouts: 22
Loc: Michigan

Posted: 10/15/2012 10:14:56 PM
I would like to join, I took a swapping break, but I am now back and ready to roll.

1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? Had to search a little as I took a break from swapping. I believe the last two I did were the Valentines SS swap, and a board book one that Becky did in January. If you need more info on why I took a break I will be happy to tell you in a pea mail.
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yes
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? No candy please, but a salty snack like popcorn or pretzels would be great.
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? Mainly burgundy and forest green.
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link: yes, Roxie Geiser-Weaver
6. What colors will you wear? Won't war? Earth tones, won't wear bright pink or pastels
7. What Christmas movie would you like? Surprise me - any funny ones, I don't own any
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? Winter Fun Collection Kit by Carta Bella or This & That Christmas Collection by Echo Park or Happy Holidays Essentials Kit by Doodlebug.
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? I love kitchen gadgets and I cook a lot, headbands, bracelets, long earrings, warm socks, handmade ornaments, fuzzy p.j. pants - medium. Anything fun and unusual
10. Any Allergy's? Most soaps, fine with Bath & Body works bath gel. I am lactose intolerant.
11. Who else is in your home? Just DH and two very greedy cats
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? Cooking Norwegian food, we travel out of state, so we have Christmas early and we also adopt a needy family to buy gifts for every year.
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? No lotions, but candles I love vanilla and holiday scents
14. Anything else your partner should know? I am very easy going, and I am easy to please - I get excited about goofy things, so if you see something unusual I would probably like it.


Roxie

Rosy Cheeks
PeaAddict

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September 2009
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Posted: 10/16/2012 10:14:28 AM
Here is my interest form:
1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? The 2 whimsy swaps,Recipe swap, both twinchies swaps....(besides I gave birth to the hostess! That alone should get me in this swap!)
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yes
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? Butterfingers, almond snickers AND love gumballs!(weird I know!)
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? Red,white,& gingerbread in kitchen & shabby chic every where else.
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? web page
6. What colors will you wear? Won't wear? Will wear: Bright red, light greens, creams, blacks, browns, white, yellows WONT: Orange(unless it's halloween)dark blue, dark green, neons.
7. What Christmas movie would you like? Suprise me! I love them all!
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? HMMMM I dig the October afternoon "make it merry collection" & BUT I really REALLY adore the Teresa Collins christmas Cottage collection! What ever one you get I will get the other! Deal?
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? I am so in love with the paper cones! I would love to see my partner's style. Also a Good christmas love story book would be awesome! I always buy mine at a used book or thrift store & I am soooo ok if you want to do that!
10. Any Allergy's? Dishes, cleaning the potty, putting away my own laundry!
11. Who else is in your home? My handsome hubby, & my youngest daughter, age 25
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? We do a ugly sweater contest & go out to eat Christmas eve, the waiter's & waitresses are awarded for being our judges! We aslo draw names right down to the newest baby! Christmas day is low key & a game playing day for us
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? I LOVE the plug ins from bath & body works. NO cookie, food one, Love the woodsy(no pine)musky, flowerey scents. same with lotions...ex: Bath & body works, country Chic & Japanese cherry blossom & the newest fragrance from B&B Black Pepper Bergamot is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! & I would love to wear/eat/smell it! LOL!
14. Anything else your partner should know? My family does not drink coffee or alcohol. I ALSO would LOVE things more for my kitchen(gingerbread men/girl, red & white polka dotty, snowflake style/theme. I love big, blingy earrings(periced)& braclets & HEADBANDS & also love warm & fuzzy socks! Hat's & scarfs not so much!(my hubby says it's because I can't fit hat's over my BIG hair! he was telling me to write that! Funny guy!)
SO excited to do this! MY halloween whimsy partner was sooooo awesome & made me feel so special!


"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally
better then your dreams."

~Dr Suess

Shiloj
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 10/16/2012 12:23:41 PM
Pretty excited about this swap! So far we have some great swappers!!


~ Shilo

RachH
AncestralPea

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December 2009
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Posted: 10/16/2012 6:11:33 PM
I wish I could afford this swap- it is going to be awesome!!


*Rachel* Simple Love

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thecurleyque
BucketHead

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December 2007
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Posted: 10/16/2012 7:46:33 PM
1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? state whimsy, halloween whimsy
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? yes
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? chocolate, peppermint bark
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? red, green, white, gold, and I have a snowman collection that I leave out all winter
5. Do you have a Christmas pintrest board? Link:pinterest
6. What colors will you wear? Won't war? I wear all colors ; no neon please
7. What Christmas movie would you like? the nightmare before christmas, the holiday, or love actually
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? basic gray aspen
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? funky socks, bath and body works plug-in refills, herbal tea, flavored coffee k cups, anything handmade
10. Any Allergy's? yes, pine and gluten, so no food with wheat, barley/malt, rye or oats
11. Who else is in your home? it's just me and the cat
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? listening to the local radio station that plays only Christmas music from Thanksgiving to New Year's, driving around and looking at Christmas lights, spending time with family
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? no candles please - the cat tries to play with the flame, for plug-ins I like the holiday scents that are spicy and fruity like apple cinnamon or pumpkin pie, for lotions I prefer non-holiday scents and like stuff that smells clean and fresh usually named stuff like ocean or dancing water or citrus herb
14. Anything else your partner should know? I'm really excited for this swap and I don't care if my candy dish is new or vintage

Shiloj
StuckOnPeas

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August 2009
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Loc: Utah

Posted: 10/17/2012 11:51:27 AM
I will be closing this tomorrow and assigning out partners - so all you lurkers better get in now Its going to be a fun one!!


~ Shilo

kangacmc
BucketHead

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Posted: 10/17/2012 10:36:44 PM
I would love to join - this sounds like fun!

1. What are the last 2 swaps you completed? I've been a regular in Jeanette's swaps for a few years. I had taken a break and I'm so excited that I'm swapping with her again. I just finished up the Halloween swap (still really sad about Janet's package though!) and now I'm taking part in the Christmas swap.
2. Are you current/checked in on all your swaps? Yes I am
3. What is your favorite Christmas candy? I like soft peppermints, chocolate - especially with toffee or caramel.
4. What colors do you decorate with it during Christmas? I'd say our Christmas decorations are pretty traditional and don't really have a theme. Handmade, vintage and just things that make me happy.
5. Do you have a Christmas pinterest board? Yes - Pinterest is my guilty pleasure!
My Christmas Board
6. What colors will you wear? Won't war? I'm a pretty neutral girl - mostly black and white but except for wild neons, I'm pretty open.
7. What Christmas movie would you like? Miracle on 34th Street (DVD) with Elizabeth Perkins and Richard Attenborough (I'm working on updating my favorites from VHS)
8. What Christmas scrapbook collection is on your wish list? Handmade Holiday by Simple Stories
9. What other items would you like to see in your whimsy box? I just loved the list of other ideas - any of them would make me happy! Love coffee! Love holiday books/magazines/cookbooks! Would love to have another Santa figure to add to my collection!
10. Any Allergy's? None that I know of
11. Who else is in your home? DD (15) and DS (8), one cat and one big brown dog
12. What are some of your favorite traditions? Baking with my family, driving around looking at lights, Christmas music (is it too early to start listening now?)
13. What scent of candles and lotions do you like? At the holidays, I like scents like pine tree and spices (cinnamon, clove, etc.) and I really like orange clove when I can find it. Lotions - Not big on food scents... love minty lotions.
14. Anything else your partner should know? I just love the holidays! Candy dish - would love something vintage but I'm really pretty easy to please! Looking forward to getting better acquainted with another Pea Any other questions, I'd be happy to chat more.

Thanks for hosting such a fun swap,

Laura

jenettycakes76
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 10/17/2012 10:48:31 PM
So excited & beginning shopping tomorrow as I'm headed downtown to my favorite vintage & consignment stores....I'll keep my eyes open for assignment but can't help getting started now. Yay!


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Shiloj
StuckOnPeas

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August 2009
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Posted: 10/19/2012 11:10:42 AM
What is up with 2peas - it is throwing me off...

Partners are posted!

Hi Jeanette - I am excited to be your partner!! This should be a pretty fun swap.


~ Shilo

jenettycakes76
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 10/19/2012 2:41:34 PM
Hi Shilo~~~

I am SO thrilled to know I have you!!!! I am shopping today and have your list handy dandy in my phone... This will be such a fun swap! Now I apologize now if I overlook your replies as I have every thread/swap post forwarded to me from my swaps and it gets overwhelming keeping up and of course I always overlook myself.

Any plans this weekend? Last weekend began with the Scrapbook Expo this a family reunion (mini - only 60 people lol) with a housewarming with friends that bought in our neighborhood. This weekend it is low-key with nothing but my little guy and myself as my dh has clients from out of state so will be leaving from 7 am to 9:30pm. Actually that's every other weekend for us until he hires another consultant... ttys Shilo!

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Posted: 10/19/2012 2:56:51 PM
HI jdstumble! What is your "real" name? LOL It's nice to meet you and get to know you better! I will be printing off your list and hoping to do some shopping soon!!


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 10/19/2012 5:10:08 PM
Hi Laura
It's nice to meet you. This sounds like it's going to be a fun swap, I'm excited to get started.
I've checked out your Pinterest boards and I think I'm getting some good ideas. Maybe the candy dish isn't the only vintage thing you'd like?
Have a great weekend.
Mary

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Posted: 10/19/2012 11:02:06 PM
Hi Rosie, so excited to have you for my partner. I, too, have big hair that just looks silly with hats. I have a craft show this weekend and am hoping to find something for you!

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Posted: 10/20/2012 12:14:20 AM
Hi Mary,

So nice to meet you too! I'm so excited about this swap... I can't wait to start gathering your goodies. Don't you just love Pinterest? I have such fun pinning and trying out the projects I find. Just tonight we dressed as Rock, Paper, and Scissors for Bunco - now I can add that to my Done board It was fun!

Yes - I love vintage - and I'm always looking for cool vintage'y holiday decorations.

I'm off to bed - my DS has a soccer game in the morning. Looking forward to getting to know you more - and shopping too!

(We moved to Texas from Michigan when I was little - very cool!)

Laura

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Posted: 10/20/2012 12:34:16 AM
I updated my survey with the scrapbook collections I am interested in. Thanks


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Posted: 10/20/2012 9:59:25 AM
I have updated my survey with answers to questions I had left blank


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 10/20/2012 12:28:22 PM
Curly.... So excited to have a "big Hair" sister to spoil! I am so excited to be paired with ya all! I LOVE your pintrest board! It looks like we have som similer intrests! I am so excited to be on the look out for some christmas cheer for you. Is there anything else you can think of that you would like me to squeeze in? Oh for your candy dish...Do like vintagey or more modern looking??? Snowman themed mamybe? I love, LOVE vintagy dishes so that is fine for my dish. What about hand made items? Do you like banner's? Albums? Cones? I realllllly want to make this special for you! Aloha, Rosie T


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Posted: 10/20/2012 12:47:56 PM
I updated my survey with scents! I forgot I LOVE Bath & body works newest scent! Black Pepper Bergamot.... YOU have to smell it! SOOOO yummy! I also added a LOVE/christmas paper back book to my list! It's not christmas unless I got a good book to put me in the mood!
SO sorry Curly(real name?) I also put my pinteret post on the the right spot.
Aloha, Rosie T


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Posted: 10/20/2012 2:04:30 PM
Hi Becky!! So happy we are partners!! My real name is Janet, I use jdstumble for my email and message boards--I earned it because I a klutz!! Stumble is NOT my last name like some people think.

Please make sure to update your questions as you can, and I will do the same. I am so excited to start shopping!

Janet


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Posted: 10/20/2012 10:26:38 PM
Hi Janet!! Well, we must be partners then... cuz I'm called a klutz by everyone who knows me!! LOL I am currently in an ankle brace (for the past 11 weeks) due to my clumsiness. My dh claims I would trip over a cordless phone. Sad, but true!

I updated my list a bit this morning but if you have specific questions, just ask!


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 10/21/2012 11:37:35 AM
Hi Laura
How did the soccer game go?
I am so addicted to Pinterest. I try to force myself to stay away from it, but I can't for more than a day. I can't seem to get the link to my boards to work but you can find me at pinterest.com/marygreer.
I went to a craft show yesterday and found a few small stocking stuffer type things for you. I was surprised that there weren't a lot of Christmasy type of things yet. Oh well, there's always next weekend. Have a great week.
Mary

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Posted: 10/22/2012 2:57:05 PM
Jeanette - I was just looking over my list and realized I had copied the name of one of the companies I deal with hear at work (PARKS DIAMOND JEWELERS) removed it, but just fyi that had nothing to do with my questioner haha. So what size in yoga pants? Hope your weekend was good, sounds like it was going to be a nice slow one. Mine was pretty frantic. I hate that kind of weekend! Just a lot of errands and the house was a mess...next weekend won't be much better, DS is turning 11 and having a party on Saturday and my oldest is having a Halloween party on Friday. My daughter would have been 15 on Wednesday, makes for a hard week.

But on a fun note...I picked up a few cute things for your box. I have in mind what I want to get for your candy dish, I have seen it in antique stores, so I hope I can find one!


~ Shilo

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Posted: 10/22/2012 5:15:26 PM
Shilo--I must admit I thought was a pretty cool request....maybe I shoulda put diamonds on my list!! LOL! That really did make me giggle!

Becky--I'll update my list tonight. Ask me anything you want to know!!

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Posted: 10/22/2012 11:11:55 PM
Hi Rosie, Just a quick hello before I head off to bed to tell you my real name is Jen. I had a super busy weekend - yesterday was my birthday and we (my Mom and I) were set-up at a craft show. I'll update with answers to your questions the next couple of days.

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Posted: 10/23/2012 2:39:45 PM
Hi morgainegeiser. We're partners. I hope to get to know you a little better. I can't wait to start shopping for you.



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Posted: 10/23/2012 6:35:06 PM
Hi Mary,

I think I found you on Pinterest and I'll have fun checking out your boards. I really need to revisit the gift ideas I've pinned there since we're getting so close to the holidays.

Soccer was HOT! Oh my gosh - I am so ready for fall weather! My son plays earlier this weekend (and it's supposed to be cooler - thank goodness.) We lost last weekend as the two players who are our goalies were gone.

I haven't made time to go shopping yet - but I've got some great ideas in mind. I'll have to check out your movie as it's not one I'm familiar with. If you have any other ideas or additions to your list, just let me know.

Talk to you again soon,

Laura

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Posted: 10/23/2012 9:54:05 PM
OMG... I just hit some button on my laptop and lost my whole message to Janet! And it was long...

anyhoo... I did say that my hubby rec'd the leg lamp (w/o the lampshade) from my son last year that he found somewhere. Quite funny! It is my dh's favorite movie, although I think I am too OCD to enjoy it although I do laugh at a few places. Mostly I just wanna bop the youngest boy on the head...lol

As for "New Years Eve", it looked so good but I never did see it so I may have to hunt down two copies!

Also, when you can, let me know what lotions you can or can't use. Like Victoria Secret or Bath and Body Works?

Have a great week!!


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 10/24/2012 8:52:08 PM
Hi Laura
I miss the days when my sons played soccer. At the time it sometimes seemed that it took up way too much time, but I miss it now.
The Family Stone is probably about 5 or 6 years old. Maybe it isn't "officially" a Christmas movie, but it takes place during the Christmas season. It's about a woman(Sarah Jessica Parker)who goes home with her fiance at Christmas. She's kind of a serious, not very fun-loving person and his family is full of people that are totally the opposite of her and they end up not liking her at all. It doesn't sound like a fun movie but my daughter-in-law and I like to watch it when we get to spend Christmas together. Any movie is fine though, even something like A Charlie Brown Christmas or one of the Muppets Christmas movies. Our younger son is involved with a girl who has a 3 year old daughter and she would love watching those.
I'm not at all fussy so nothing you send could be bad. I like vintage things. I also like Christmas books and magazines. And anything snowman or Santa themed. Any other questions, just ask.
What about you? Obviously you do scrapbooking, but do you have any other crafts or hobbies that you enjoy?
Mary

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Posted: 10/26/2012 7:19:41 PM
Hi Shilo - have fun at all the parties you are going to/having this weekend! Take some great pics! Heading out myself but will check back in sometime this weekend.

And yes - parks, jewelers, etc I was wondering about and meant to ask as I was definitely stumped with that one. I'm thinking - would her DH approve of diamonds, or mine for matter. .


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Posted: 10/28/2012 1:14:15 PM
jci and waving HI to Janet! I got some shopping done a few days ago...just a few odd'n'ends


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 10/28/2012 4:03:04 PM
Popping in to wish any East Coast Peas a safe next few days!

Laura

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Posted: 10/28/2012 4:28:30 PM
Hi Becky--I am here. Sorry for the lapse. I have been running around getting supplies for the impending hurricane. I have everything I need, and schools are closed tomorrow so I will have a crafty day and try to ignore the wind. Thankfully I am not near the water, therefore not in an evacuation zone.

I have done some shopping too! About the leg lamp...a friend of mine got a leg lamp stamp once, and I loved it! I have never seen once since, but still have the holiday card she made with it.

I will update my questions and I will look at yours again...I had a few questions, but don't remember right now.

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Posted: 10/28/2012 9:03:12 PM
Hi Mary,

Anther soccer game is done... this one much colder than last week (it was only in the 50's but for us down here in South Texas it was chilly).

How was your weekend? My sister came down and spent the weekend with us. It was Homecoming this week for my university so we've been busy at our Fall Carnival, parade, bonfire and tailgating before the game. We actually stayed home and listened to the game on the radio (Yeah - we won!). We've been working on a quilting block of the month and so we spent the evening catching up on some squares. Today we did some cooking to get us through the week (chili, cornbread and a chicken casserole). Then tonight my DS carved his pumpkin - it's a ninja with a duct tape mask.

What other hobbies do you enjoy? I have always loved crafting so I think I've tried just about everything. Mostly I've enjoyed cross stitch and stitching, quilting, decorative painting and any paper crafting.

I'm working on getting us all ready for bed... take care and have a great week!

Laura

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Posted: 10/28/2012 11:27:57 PM
Just stopping by, I did some shopping this week for this swap and picked up my box, so I know when I need to stop shopping.


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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:49:37 AM
Hi Janet!! I hope that the hurricane doesn't bring any damage to your area (or any area at all for that matter!). Stay safe!!!

I did more shopping yesterday. Gotta love the internet!


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 10/29/2012 2:32:17 PM
Hi all hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Jeanette - Got a lot of pics - the parties were a success!
A few questions for you are there any other crafts your into? What is your favorite adhesive?


~ Shilo

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JCI! Waving maddly!


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Posted: 10/31/2012 5:33:25 PM
Happy Halloween!!

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Posted: 10/31/2012 5:52:20 PM
Happy Halloween!!!!!!

I'll update in a bit as getting ready for our holiday celebration at family's but I love altering art, creating pieces for my house/canvas art, cookingv(it can be a craft the way I create new ideas lol), I do not knit but would like to pick it up one day and I adore gardening. As for adhesive, my pink ATG is my friend but Glossy Accents is another favorite naps I use it for everything and need to stock up for my holiday craft decor.

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Happy Halloween!!


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 11/1/2012 2:54:16 PM
Hi Becky--I am fine, but it's so sad seeing the level of devastation in this area. No school for kids, but we (teachers) are back tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing my colleagues again, and getting back to "normal life".

Going to a crop this weekend to get out of the city for a bit. Hope all is well with you. I'll check in next week!


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