Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2019 5:55 am


Date Joined: June 12, 2014
Last Online: January 15, 2019
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. Please no stickers - I don't use them.

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.....


susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #7 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas tree stamps and fun gift card holder. That’s really neat! I’ll for sure use it. I do not get into the excitement of the season, LOL. I look forward to New Year’s and going “back to normal”! Enjoy the festivities and have a wonderful Christmas!! Wishing you and your family the best!! xoxo
suntattoo rated for Advent calendar envies #1 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: I can't wait to start opening these, thank you so much <3
mb58ca rated for It's Time to Recyle #10 on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Ummm I don't know ow what to write except I am overwhelmed. I was expecting three items--not what I got! Hahahahahahaha. I LOVE the goodies. All of them. Especially the mailbox. Wow. And the socks of which I was such in need. And the pads of paper--my goodness. A million thanks!
Comment: Thank you very much for the mini pocket letter! Loved it!
Comment: Thank you for the resend very much appreciated
Response: That one traveled fast! Please let me know if the first package arrives. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Sola79 rated for Christmas Box Swap May 2018 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Soo looking forward to open it... only 6 months + left ..LOL :) Thank you :)
Sola79 rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #2 - Random flat on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gifts and the very nice note :) Saving them for Christmas :)
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #1 - Random package on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you =) Love the wrapping and labels!
NatACT rated for CS Advent calendar 2018 #3 March on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely parcel :D
bluesky rated for Advent Calendar #5 INTERNATIONAL on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: thank you have a good day too :)
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap January 2018 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: So sorry Anita I thought I rated you for this swap apologies once again 😀
Response: I'm glad you received and hope you have a good day. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Tina78 rated for Christmas Box Swap February 2018 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Looking forward to opening it 😊
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Take good care.♥
susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #5 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: I am so lucky to have been your partner! Thank you for the beautiful swap (as always!!) - so neat and pretty and perfect with amazing stamps! Love the goodies you sent me too. Sadly it is not Spring yet - we had snow flurries today even...should warm up soon I THINK? I HOPE?! I guess it's temperate enough here over Winter because we have Canadian geese all year. I love them - love to hear them fly over - it sounds so neat! : ) Spring will get here sooner than later, so that's a happy thought. Hope yours is awesome! xoxo
Response: Thank you for the kind words and heart. We too are still having snow flurries, yesterday was a proper snow storm but today the sun is shining bright and the sky pure blue.Have a lovely day
reauk rated for CS Advent calendar 2018 #3 March on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks Anita put away for Christmas 🎄
reauk rated for Advent Calendar #4 INTERNATIONAL on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks Anita 😀 put away for Christmas 🎄
Comment: I received your resend and omigosh it's so pretty. Thank you! I'll try to send a reply as soon as I can 💌
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day.
mb58ca rated for 3-2-1 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: How very cool! Love receiving mail from you! Thanks so much.
Response: And I'm always happy to be partnered with you! Thanks for the rating and heart.
bluesky rated for Advent Calendar 2018 # 3 on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: I have received it :) thanks for the wonderful card with inspiring thoughts, today is a day I can need it! :) ps thanks for all the stamps too!
Response: Thank you for the rating, have a wonderful day!
Comment: thanks Anita put away for Christmas
Response: I'm very happy to know that you received this. Have a good day.
Comment: Thanks so much. I'll be saving this for Christmas time. Have a great day. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks so much for this rating and heart. You will soon be receiving mail from me.

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Cariboocarol on Nov 5, 2018:

Hi.....just thought I would send you a wave---I think we must live fairly close together--!

Marryth on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the fun envelope towards my Wishlist group July wishes - it's very interesting! :)

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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