Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2020 4:24 am


Date Joined: December 9, 2013
Last Online: March 7, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

I am a reliable swapper. Never flaked, never will. If you don't receive a swap from me, please let me know-- I will make sure you get it!

My ingredients: teacher (20%), equestrian (20%), homemaker (15%), adventurer (15%), athlete (10%), cake decorator (7%), cat lady (5%), grammar queen (5%), girly girl (3%).

I live in Reno, Nevada where you can drive from the casinos to the wilderness in less than an hour. I teach middle school English Language Learners (12-14yrs). I am married to a handsome, quirky, fun man of my dreams who likes to dance around the house to French Disco music. Occasionally my stepkids Jonah (13) and Justice (11) join in the dancing too. If they aren't too busy being embarrassed.There is a LOT of laughter in my home :-)

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My style is generally classic, clean, and simple. I like "boy" colors, metallics, and teal.

Spiritual, but not religious (no religious items, please).I am an animal lover and have two dogs, a cat, and a horse named Jack.

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I have a particular fondness for

  • equestrian and fox hunting motif- giraffes- honey badgers- disney horses, Chip, and Rafiki- Pixar's UP movie- Yoda- steampunk- hot air balloons and "flying machine" theme- mail art and airmail- Parisian or French things

  • coconut- spicy foods- coffee

  • scrabble- coin purses- foreign coins- pressed pennies- fuzzy socks- holiday jewelry (I'm a teacher-- we LOVE that stuff!)

  • cooking-- especially cultural and family recipes- wine

  • travel and backpacking

Wishes: Pressed pennies, Washi tape, sticky labels, fuzzy socks (any color-- be adventurous!), sealed and new cosmetics and lip gloss, foreign candies and coins, Kinder Surprise Eggs (I can't find them anywhere in the states!), the cardboard coasters at restaurants and pubs (especially foreign ones), and postcards (preferably written on, stamped, and naked)

Jealous Housemate: My husband, Jeff Sabo, is an IT Tech. If you send anything video-game, geek, or computer related, it'll be a hit.He also likes legos and lego minifigs, ninja turtles, and any candy other than laffy taffy.

Dislikes: Anything that tastes sour, Cinnamon flavored stuff, Kawaii things, Hello Kitty.

Favorite Music

Anything from classic Americana to Dave Matthews to Iggy Pop, World Music, Classical, country. Some of my favorites are:

  • Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam- Beach Boys- John Denver- Frank Sinatra- Edith Piaf- The Kooks

Favorite Books

A River Runs Through It, Atlas Shrugged, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes, City of Ember, Into the Wild, Crime and Punishment, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Fringe, Amazing Race, Bob Ross, Antiques Roadshow, 24, Treehouse Masters, Sherlock, Revolution, and The Walking Dead

Favorite Crafts

I think gold spray paint is the most glorious thing on Earth. If left unattended with it, I might even paint myself.

  • I love mail art-- you will never get a plain envelope from me :-) - matchboxes- jewelry- mod-podge anything- I have taught cake decorating and love to design and make cakes- I used to doodle with the best of them and am hoping that I can get back into more mediums through ATC's.-Recently I've been making wreaths, too. So festive and fun!

Favorite Movies

Any 007 movie, A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall, Great Expectations, Hoosiers, Pistol Pete, National Velvet, Garden State, Far and Away, and most recently The Way Way Back.


I am happy with any tea-- feel free to share your favorite :-) my favorites are: -Rooibos -Peppermint -Green Tea -Chai


Likes: airmail theme and labels, animals, travel, patterns and designs, equestrian, steam punk, 3d, embellished, clear background, words and letters, superheroes.

Dislikes: Puffy stickers, little kid or teacher stickers, flowers & hearts. That being said, I will appreciate whatever you choose to send!


mirandapearl rated for Beginner Mail Art on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely mail art. I love it! You made it extra special by incorporating my fave movie :)
emilynhr rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #13 - US Only on Feb 2, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard featuring Jesse James!
weepingtardis rated for QUICK Dots ATC on Jan 24, 2016
Comment: Thanks cute ATC glad you found use for it
Sunflower107 rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #13 - US Only on Jan 23, 2016
Comment: Love your pc. Such a pretty cat your Jesse James.The photo is gorgeous! Thank you!
Response: I'll pass that on to him :-)
Saristotle rated for Speedy Halloween Skull ATC! on Oct 5, 2015
Comment: I love the ghostly and creepy skull! Great job. Thanks!
Danitium rated for Elongated Coin Swap #32 on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Wow.... how cool!!! I've never seen a double sided penny, PLUS, the story behind it was really interesting! Thanks so much :)
Response: Glad you liked it!
michelejeanne rated for Elongated Coin Swap #32 on Aug 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much!
thebragal rated for Kid/Teen Sketch Swap on Aug 12, 2015
Comment: We really enjoyed the note and sketch. Still trying to guess if the artist is a boy or a girl…
mariaelisabeth rated for Mandala ATC #1 on Jul 16, 2015
Comment: So lovely! Thank you! And thanks for joining my swap! xo
Martha rated for Speedy 4th ATC! on Jul 6, 2015
Comment: Love it....THANKS !!!!
weiquan rated for Where You Live (PC) - June on Jul 4, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your great postcard of Lake Tahoe and you are lucky indeed to live near such beautiful views. I have put the postcard in my blog at: .. http://flynnfrogg.blogspot.sg/2015/05/us-3338241-lake-tahoe-in-winter.html
tmb1959 rated for Flag ATC on Jun 23, 2015
Comment: thank you for the ATC it is awesome.
Terri07 rated for Where You Live (PC) - June on Jun 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the Reno postcard. I've been there and it's really pretty in that area.
fargoguy rated for Elongated Coin Swap #31 on Jun 17, 2015
Comment: thanks
Mimiadpi rated for Elongated Coin Swap #31 on Jun 15, 2015
Comment: I love Vegas! Thank you for the penny!!
EvaIzzy rated for FRIENDSHIP BRACELET SWAP! on Jun 9, 2015
Comment: Hi Kelsey (I thought your name was Bianca), I just got your bracelet and I love it! It's so pretty and it fits perfectly. It's something I will wear often. Thanks again for being so considerate about the leather thing 😊
Response: I'm glad you like it. I sized it to my wrist :-) You're welcome!
fineapple rated for Pets Are Awesome on Jun 8, 2015
Comment: Your letter brought tears to my eyes and Porter is just adorable!!!
Response: Aw, shucks ;-) Glad you enjoyed it!
xcraftyx rated for Recipe on a postcard on Apr 20, 2015
Comment: This recipe sounds so delicious! Thank you Kelsey! Love the "Greetings From" card too!
Fry rated for Easter ATC! USA on Apr 7, 2015
Comment: I am sorry about your gel pens dying - but it made a really cool easter egg! Thanks!
owlsinathens rated for Nautical ATC (International) on Mar 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful ATC! I really like it! I would love to do a private Spanish Riding School swap with you! Just pm me ;)

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armadillogal on Mar 11, 2015:

Please rate me for the I Love Valentines swap or let me know if you never got it. Mailed Jan 16th.

debbiespoms on Nov 18, 2014:

I also forgot to mention, I'm your partner too. Cool!

debbiespoms on Nov 18, 2014:

Hi Kelsey! Want to thank you so much for joining my swap, for One Dollar Christmas Ornament swap. Sweet of you! Debbie T.

ladydy5 on Oct 22, 2014:

Forgot to welcome you to our group Thriftstore Find. So......welcome

You may also like to check our my group Artistically Inclined and I know you must be so join in.

RareBlue on Apr 17, 2014:


Thanks for the postcard. And yes, I was inspired by Frou Frou. So cool you like them too. :)

All the best. G

SkipsStylishPixie on Mar 10, 2014:

AHH! I am so excited! Haha. I have yet to find a horse magnet to add to my collection! How depressing is that? Lol. It seems like we have quite a bit in common! WHOOHOO! :D

mrsskordas13 on Feb 8, 2014:

Hi, you just signed up for a swap I am hostingand decided to swing by and check out your interests :) I see some of your likes are the same and my likes : coconut,spicy foods,coffee, scrabble,fuzzy socks, holiday jewelry, and cooking!! I hope you will enjoy my "glamorous matchbox swap" :)

arianneroxa on Jan 21, 2014:

You're a better woman than me! Pickled beets...Oh dear. ;) Hope to see you in future swaps! xo

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