Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2019 9:58 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2013
Last Online: October 21, 2014
Birthday: September 5
Country: United States

About Me

I'm in my late 20's and beyond blessed. I have married my best friend and after a long wait I have the sweetest, spunkiest little boy who, like his dad, will do anything for a laugh. My son and I love to spend our days at the park, doing yoga (loosely lol), or chasing our cats.

Our first babies were the cats and dog - all girls. Billie, Fancis, Tuna George, and Peaches. All cat-sized, and all friends. Thank goodness.

We live in Dallas, Texas and absolutely love it here. There was a brief time in our lives that we were packing up to move to Colorado to start a new adventure and were very clearly called to stay here and have had zero regrets. I have faith that all things happen for a reason.

Favorite Books

I have never been a big reader but have always had the desire to be. I'm drawn to non-fiction, but read fiction as well. If there is a book you have absolutely loved please share it!

Lately most of my reading comes in the form of picture books. My son absolutely loves "All the world" by Liz Garton Scanlon, I highly recommend it.

Favorite Movie/Television

When it comes to movies, I'm a sucker for a good chick flick, I love musicals, I like action but HATE James Bond and 007, and I have a love-hate relationship with horrors.

My top 3 favorite movies are:

Hello Dolly

Singing in the Rain

The Great Gatsby

As for Television, I'm into real crime shows. I've burned through all seasons of "Who the [bleep] did I marry" (actual name lol) on Netflix. I love Psych and Monk, but also love Orange is the New Black, Sherlock (BBC), and Bates Motel.

Crafts I'm into

I likes challenges so you will often see me on creative swaps that are newbie friendly - I'm slowly working my way up the swap-ladder ^__^

Art: I enjoy working with pastels, acrylics, and pen. I have a background in fine art but don't often create for myself.

Sewing: I recently did a stuffies swap here and had a fantastic time creating a whale. he was so precious I was a little sad to give him a new home (but he was loved by my partner so its okay). I also successfully made crib bumpers so my son would stop eating his crib. Basically I'm a new sewer but comfortable with my machine. I've worked off patterns in the past without problem. I hope to learn quilting soon so I can join swaps doing quilting squares.

Jewelry making: I have a ton of supplies. I really wanted to get into this but don't have a heart for it. I have lots of pieces laying around, completely unused that I'd love to pass along. Same goes for beads, charms, and such.


-ATC - I love the creativity that has gone in to the ones I have received so far. I'm completely open to themes

-bird everything! - Specifically song-birds. I have a growing collection of bird figurines. I seriously have a love for anything and everything with a bird on it.

-postcards - I'm a sucker for cheesy touristy ones, but am open to all

-magnets - this is more out of a need than a fondness for magnets (lol), just no freebies (they typically aren't strong enough!)

-notepads - I use them all the time, I can't have enough


-Candy - I love runts, nerds, smarties, sprees... Not a huge fan of hard candy, but don't hate it

-Chocolate - mmmm chocolate

-nail polish

-nail stickers


-bows for my cats - I have a cat that prances when wearing bows. For other cat lovers, you understand

-recipes - please only ones you have tried and liked. I'm always on the hunt for new dinner ideas, especially slow cooker meals.

-reusable shopping totes - freebies okay here. I like to avoid using disposable bags when possible

-art - my favorite finds have been inexpensive finds at Goodwill. I appreciate effort. The heart put into a piece can make it so beautiful.

-jewelry - no earrings (I'm annoyingly allergic), I love minimalistic, understated pieces.

-cross stitching - a skill I do not have but would love to learn. I love animals, flowers/floral, houses, bible verses, sayings...

-funny socks - new of course.

-scripture - reading anything that has spoken to you lately I'd love to hear it. It doesn't even have to be of Christian origin. If it moves you, don't keep it hidden, share it

-key chains

-blank cards w/ envelopes - this comes in very handy. I love to write my grandmother letters. We also try to make our mother proud and always send out thank you letters, so cards are a wonderful, and much appreciated, item. Well-made handmade are welcome!

The key to my heart

Things my little boy likes:

-bright colors

-monkey anything

-animal postcards

-board books


-coloring pages/books



-lotions & perfumes - I'm unfortunately sensitive

-in the summer nothing that can melt please

-caffeine (if I happen to join a swap w/ tea and all you have is caffeinated please just give me a heads up- I don't expect you to go out of your way for a single teabag).

-dye-cuts, rubber stamps, stamp pads... I'm just not into those sorts of things.

Flakes and such

I figured it would happen eventually, I was flaked on. so to keep things straight I'm keeping a list:

Marlann N (mamabear2) - flaked on April Peg Doll Swap. said she shipped it twice. she is now partially suspended.

mamameshach hosted the swap, and even after telling her I was flaked on and suggested putting ratings on her swaps she didn't protect people in her next peg doll swap so mamabear2 was allowed to join the may swap and flaked on 2 more people.


vsengupta rated for April Peg Doll Swap on Apr 5, 2014
Comment: Hello Alexandra: I received the two beautiful peg dolls (very well done) and just love them. The bumble bee peg doll is so cute. The peg doll girl, is she a strawberry? That is what she reminds me of. She is darling. I have them sitting next to my computer - they make me smile. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! The girl is suppose to be a flower, but I'm okay with a strawberry, as long as you're happy!
Haole1 rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 8, 2014
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, thank you for the Valentine's Day card and the Pixie Stix! Have a great day♡
shalvorsen rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 7, 2014
EyeLady13 rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 6, 2014
cynlen rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the Angry Bird Valentine! I really liked the flowers on the envelope, too. :-)
djr2djm rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great valentine and goodies! Lots of fun!!! Thank you!
GlitterBird rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodie!
georgiafae rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: funny-angry birds are happy-thanks also for pixy stix-i haven't seen them in a long time-nice sketch on front of envelope
London13 rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the valentine and candy. Angry Birds is great!
sherheart rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the angry birds valentine and the pixy stix. We enjoyed them as a child. Thanks for the nostalgia.
Comment: I love my package. Yes, a lot of work went into the breadwarmer. Thanks for everything .
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies, love the framed saying...
QuinGem rated for Thriftstore Find - November on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: Love the silver trivet. I want to use it, but my mom wants to hang it on the wall!
Artstamper rated for November Mandala on Nov 30, 2013
Comment: One of the most beautiful mandalas I've received! Thank you so much.
EmJayBe rated for Pillbox Surprise - Banned Redux! on Nov 5, 2013
Comment: Awesome awesome awesome!!! This is exactly what I had in mind when I created the swap! I'm on Day 4 and everything has been great (love the notes written on magazine cutouts). Thank so much!
Response: I really had a fun time decorating and filling the pillbox, I'm so glad you've enjoyed it so far. And Thank you for hosting the swap (and making it newbie friendly)!!!
ktk8 rated for Self Made Halloween Themed Postcard on Oct 28, 2013
Comment: ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS postcard... it got a bit ripped in the mail....why can't our postal system be a bit more careful.... This just made my day coming home from many disappointments yesterday.....thank you!
Casanlynn rated for Fill My Stocking - October on Oct 19, 2013
Comment: So cute! Thanks!
Comment: Seriously...Love this whale! Thank you so much!!!!! I would give you a dozen hearts if I could. ;)
Uniflame rated for Can this be mailed? on Aug 30, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the whoopee cushion, so funny. The US postal service was very helpful and put it in an envelope anyway, haha.
Response: ah, no way! those boogers! I even sent it inflated, only picturing the potential embarrassment for mail sorters :)
karinus rated for Easy Newbie Swap #2 on Aug 2, 2013
Comment: Thanks :)

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vsengupta on Apr 5, 2014:

Oh, okay since you mentioned it I can now see that she is a flower; but she could be a strawberry too. Maybe I see that because I like eating strawberries. Thanks again....I hope there will be another Peg Doll swap soon!

ladydy5 on Oct 29, 2013:

Welcome and enjoy Thriftstore Find group.

MrsSunshine on Jul 23, 2013:

Thank you for sending such a lovely package for the Easy Newbie Swap #1 - USA. I loved it. Happy swapping!

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