Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 6:51 am


Date Joined: June 12, 2014
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: June 25
Country: Canada
Esty Favourites $3-$5

About Me

Wow, I do not know what to say as an introduction to myself. I have been married for 25 years to an incredible man, together we have 5 children. We live and farm in rural Alberta - the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

We recently acquired a donkey and I have fallen in love with this archaic animal. His purpose is to guard our sheep from wolves, coyotes and cougars.....but he's afraid of the sheep!

The sheep are another love of mine. Their gentle, accepting spirit is a testimony to me and doing chores around them always settles my soul. In regards to swapping....I will appreciate anything to do with donkeys or sheep. I would love to hear of your experience of either and enjoy these animals with you.

I am a dog trainer and a supervisor for volunteers who puppy raise guide dogs. I am also a gardener, encourager, camper, listener, cross country skier, hiker, family meal planner, scrape and wound fixer and bed time book reader. I am a Christian.


I love tea and drink it every day. Before I joined Swap-bot I only every drank Red Rose Orange Pekoe Tea. A few partners generously shared their tea with me and now I am hooked on experimenting with tea.

I have found out that I don't like white tea or fruity flavoured teas (except lemon). I also did not care for Chia tea.

I've discovered I like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green tea, Chamomile, and Mint teas. However my tea journey has just started so if there is a variety you think I would like - I am happy to try it.

Favorite Crafts

I don't craft but I am fascinated by the creativity of others. Send me your art - I would love to see it!


I'm including a wishlist because I appreciate a detailed list on other peoples sites. Please know, however, I am easy to please and generally enjoy all mail.

Things I would love to receive/wish list:

♥♥Flat Items:

• instax instant film

• Airmail labels

• Canadian postage stamps any denomination

• I would love a note/letter from you♥

• Encouragement

• Themed mail

• Homemade envelopes (mailable)

• Origami

• Empty seed packages that are in good condition

• Moleskin Messages Cards

• I really have enough note cards, postcards, journals, notepads and stickers so please do not send as extras.

♥♥Kitchen items:

• Silicone baking cups

• Measuring spoons

• Aprons

• Paper to bake Mini loaves in.

• Dish cloths

• Wax melts (I love the amber combination smells)

• Scented candles (soy based preferred)

  •  freezer baggy stands 
  • Egg cups
  • Tea towels
  • Cutting boards


• Chocolate: prefer dark chocolate to milk, I don’t like white chocolate. No alcohol but I love nuts in my chocolate.

• Candies: I love licorice (black and red) and jelly belly beans. I also like tea candies and chimes.

• Individually wrapped cookies and biscotti to have with my tea – yummy.

• Factory sealed specialty salt.


• Lush products

• Small containers of shampoo and conditioner • Dry shampoo

• Bath salts

• Shampoo bars

• Socks – large feet ♥

• Gloves – large hands

• Toques

• Scarves

  • Lounge wear, medium
  • Advent Calendars of any type.
  • Stocking stuffers ♥♥♥

  • Birthday gifts of all types, I save them all year round to open on my Birthday.

  • Pens of all colours and types but not regular ball point pens or free hotel chain pens. I especially love Frixon pens.

Please no bars of soap.

♥♥Tea Time!♥♥:

• English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Mint, Chamomile

• Wrapped snacks to go with tea

• Factory sealed loose tea leaves

• Paper tea sackets for loose tea leaves

• Infusers

• Tea Mugs

• Tea Rugs

• Tea accessories


• Russian Doll

• Origami

• Woodland

• Airmail/snail mail

• Tea/coffee

Operation Christmas Child

My family has the goal of filling 6 - 12 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child any donations to these boxes will be welcome.


I do not like skulls, occult, wicca, nudity or rudeness.

One of the things I enjoy about swapping with such a variety of people is seeing the things they include in a swap. It tells me about the sender. If it is something I don't have a use for but still in good condition.....I will send it on again.


Please send postcards in envelope if swap allows it.

The only postcards I collect are recipe postcards. I love them. Thank you to everyone who has added to my collection!

Christmas Box swap ideas

I thought I would add another section just for this series of swaps as I plan to join as many as I can this year.

We always do a jigsaw puzzle during the Christmas holidays. Our family also enjoys playing games.

I am building a fairy/gnome garden so any accessories for this would be wonderful. Especially doors and/or solar powered lite items.

Other garden decorating items or accessories such as, gardening gloves, sunglasses/sunhat, row markers, self watering accessories, gardening magazines.

Out side/camping accessories. Our family is very busy outside so these items are always needed. Some ideas are buffs, carabinors, water purifying drinking straws, dehydrated meals, sporks, hand warmers, merino wool socks/base layers,mosquito nets basically anything that can be used hiking or rock climbing.

When we have time we also like to geocache so geocaching coins or travel bugs are always welcome.

If more ideas are needed, I am in need of new slippers, always appreciate new socks, I love lounge wear, use silicone chocolate molds of all sizes, use bento boxes and accessories, and I always appreciate kitchen accessories.

Thank you for reading.....


Comment: Sorry for rating late. Love everything you sent!
Comment: Ooooh I can’t wait to see ❤️💌
Response: I hope you enjoy. Have a very good day!
Comment: Anita, what an envelope. There is no words to express my gratitude for such a beautiful gift. This is a treasure! I am humble with the lesson and now I need to do one of this)!! And the stamp is simply stunning!! Did you use a vintage type machine to write me such a lovely letter too? I am so proud to have been your lucky receiver!! Thank you so much!!! ♥
Response: Thank you for your kind words and rating. Yes, I have a typewriting from my high school days.♥
Comment: Thank you for a lovely parcel and for sharing your Christmas Tradition with my family. I will read the passage at the back of the wafer envelope on Christmas Eve when we have our family dinner. I would also like to thank you for the Birthday card, I so rare get birthday cards anymore, even swap-bot seems to forget the December birthday card swaps (perhaps next year I will create the swap myself, lol) Wishing you all the very best for this holiday season and for those seasons yet to come, With love and happiness, Natalie
Response: Welcome home and thank you for the kind rating and heart.♥
Comment: Thank you so much for this Lovely Happy Mail. Your envelope is just perfect with all the stamps on it and cancelled so decently 💙💜💛❤💚💕 I love everything inside, but the story of the moose really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing this with me.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your story about your son!!! Must have been a great moment!!! Wish you all the best!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: Thank you for this awesome piece of happy mail you sent me. It was perfect 👌👌👌. You made my day ❤
Response: I am always so thankful to hear that my mail was enjoyed. Thank you for the heart and rating and have a wonderful day.
Comment: How awesome is this swap!!!!?? The "envelope" is so cool, how lucky am I!!? And I love everything you sent, even handmade donkey stickers!!!! The packaging is so pretty and love your note. Smiles right back at ya!!!! Thank you so much for brightening my day. I really enjoyed this!!! xo
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart and have yourself a wonderful day!
Comment: What a truly lovely piece of mail! I was THRILLED with all the beautiful and wonderful stamps on the cool envelope, and your little flip book with the paper doll and hand made sticker goodies was too cute. But the little note meant so much to me, I imagine that was a very special moment indeed! I would love to know how you typed it! What a creative and wonderful piece of mail, thank you so much!
Response: Unbelievably, I still have the type writer that I used in high school. I now love using it in my mail projects. The only problem is that it skips and has no button on the "i". This means that I have to type slowly to try and catch the skips and I often have a sore middle finger on my right hand after typing a letter. Thank you for the kind rating and heart.
Comment: What a wonderful little package!Thanks so much for everything and for sharing the moose sighting too! I get whitetail deer in my yard but I can't even imagine what a moose, let alone three, would be like!Thanks again for everything,post cards ,stickers, everything! Happy Swapping!Jen
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating. Have a great day and enjoy your back yard wildlife. ♥
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items! Please be sure to add the swap name to your note in the future. Also love the stamps you used!
Response: Oh I'm sorry you could not find the Swap name. I thought I put it on a tag but must have forgot to add it. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: This is me with tears in my eyes, I have never had a paper doll to play with so this really is an extra-special package for me
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating. I am so glad that the mail meant something to you too.
Comment: wow, anita, thank you so much for that beautiful mail, you really did my day. big greetings from cold and rainy germany. wish i also could see a moose in free nature
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Greetings to you to from cold and snowy Canada.
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and stickers.
Response: Have a great time at Christmas. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you!
shtrqueen rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Anita - what a fantastic swap! I absolutely love the fabric envelope and all of the bits and pieces inside are just my style. Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face today. I hope you're doing well. I just sent a swap out to you yesterday - so keep an eye out. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! I've just send mail out to you this week also. Have a great day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice Happy Mail! I enjoyed your Fall Story, very much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Take good care.
Comment: ♥♥I'm beyond words! You didn't send me a swap, you sent me a jubilee of goodies! No wonder this package didn't fit in our mailbox! Anita, I am overwhelmed! So many snacks, the teas, the magazine, such a cute tea time napkin! A small flat gift ~ you sent 4!! I love that magnet ♥ Those coasters are so cute! And you personalized those tags. It just goes on :o) I didn't do anything to deserve this and I have been so blessed by you! Thank you many, many times over ♥♥ I did not go to all the incredible lengths you did, I'm sorry. But I have a list made up for you for Christmas! Many warm hugs to you!
Response: This was a swap that grew on its own accord! It grabbed my imagination and I had great fun with it. Thank you for being open to swap with me, for the rating, the heart, and for enjoying the swap.
guinstar rated for 3 Sticker Sheets #2 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: What an awesome swap you sent! I love the stickers you sent and the envelope was soo creative!! ❤ thanks so much!! Oh! And no snow here yet! Summer doesn't seem to really want to end!
Response: After that snow, it melted and we have had beautiful days. Thank you for the rating and heart.♥
WoodlandBanshee rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: What a treat to receive a package in a cloth envelope! So lovely! Thank you for the fabulous goodies. Take care
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I really like using those bags as envelopes and all the ones I've sent have made it to their destination in Canada.....maybe it's time to try one overseas. Have a very good day.

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mgallardo68 on Feb 5, 2018:

I received lovely stickers from you for my October wish 2017 at CPG> CPG Oct '17 Wishlist - lumpy items (1-2) acceptable this month!!! Thank you so much, I love them!!

adrianaclara on Oct 19, 2017:

Hello Anita! Thanks for the wonderful wish you granted, the PL cards, I loved them all! :) Posted in the received forum (CPG)

shannonlinde on Jun 1, 2017:

Hi Anita!! I was just going back through the letters from the year long Christmas Advent swap you and I did in 2015! That was one of my favorite swaps of all! I hope you are doing well! If you ever want to do a little swap, I'd love to!

TeaNi on Dec 29, 2016:

Thank you tons and bunches

for granting a CPG December wish for me with the SUPER generous package of Matryoshka loveliness! From the outside of the package with the cool holographic Star Trek stamp (which I will save- my mom was a huge Trekkie) to each and every new layer of the sweet nesting doll goodies- the stickers, tags, stamps, tape, stationery, and especially the beautiful cross stitched card which I will probably end up framing, this package is an absolutely delightful experience. I will be enjoying these wonderful gifts for a long time, and through them you will bring many smiles to my face. Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift! :)

bluehairedmary on Dec 16, 2016:

OMG! You spoiled me with all the OWL stuff for my CPG Dec Wishlist! I love the bookmark, the tiny erasers, and all the little notebooks/papers! Squee for happy mail! Thank you so much! ♥♥♥

Swan on Dec 12, 2016:

A sheep mat, how fun! Thank you for the CPG December wish!

TeaNi on Nov 17, 2016:

thank you very much

for granting a November wish for me with the pretty sparkly snowflake garlands and the lovely card! I also love the wrapping, the stamps on the package, and the pretty origami star on the envelope- a delightful package. :)

OrigamiGrace on Feb 24, 2016:

Thank you for my awesome Feb wish at Wishlist! Those pcs will be perfect for the college student!

TeaNi on Feb 13, 2016:

thank you

for granting a CPSTF group February wish for me with the pretty notecards and lovely message! So thougful! :)

bluehairedmary on Feb 11, 2016:

♥♥♥ Thanks so much for the awesome owl & fox postcards! And the keychain is soooo cute! ♥♥♥

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