Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 8:57 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2009
Last Online: December 15, 2017

Country: United States
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I'm in my 30s and currently live in North Carolina although I was born and raised in Iowa. I work in the government sector (my undergrad degree is in Geography and my masters is in Public Administration). However, I first started out wanting to be a film director! And now I'm pursuing it through making my own amateur films. I'm still very much a creative person who loves movies, music, and books. I have many hobbies but not a lot that I stick with for very long. I am an amateur photographer although not one who can sell (although I did win $100 in a contest once).

MY DOGGY: I just adopted a dog, as of July 2013 and he's quickly become my baby. He's a 7 year old Min Pin mix with 3 legs, named Toby. Long story but to condense it, he was found running down a street by a friend of mine who rescued him. Despite a chip linking him to a shelter, we've been unable to find his owners after several months of searching. But he's quite happy being spoiled in my house! We love him! For any dog-related swaps I'm in, Toby loves soft squeaky plush toys (he enjoys destroying them and pulling the stuffing out) and soft treats. He's not that into hard dog cookies although he loves those Beneful cookies that are shaped like vegetables and have cheese stuffed in the middle. I've got him eating greenies now too.


*Vintage Christmas and Easter decorations-think 1950s and 1960s kitschy stuff

*Some Kawaii-mostly food with faces, the tofu guys. I can find a use for big and small memos but don't use sticker flakes

*I love mermaids, fairies, and gnomes

*I've recently gotten into scarves, particularly infinity scarves

*Fair trade items, especially jewelry and hair accessories (I love 10,000 Villages)

*I love miniature things-dollhouse sized

*Round button magnets with cute images or fabric covered button magnets

*Little felt animals. I would love a voodoo doll or dammit doll

  • Things made out of recycled materials (especially things made out of old soda cans)

  • Handmade and/or unique jewelry-I have pierced ears and love little stud earrings, generally wear necklaces and bracelets (I have a tiny wrist, about 6.24 inches) Please note: I much prefer silver over gold

  • Things from other countries/cultures-local snacks, crafts

  • Aromatherapy (scented lotions and soaps, herbal goodies, candles, essential oils)

  • Seeds for plants and flowers

  • Japanese blind boxes

  • Bath and body spa items-bubble bath, bath fizzies, bath salts, scented soaps, shower gels, facial mask packets, foot soaks, foot pads (I like most fruity and flowery scents but dislike musky smells)

  • Antique and vintage stuff-old rhinestone jewelry, clip-on earrings I can deconstruct, shoe clips, pearl jewelry

  • Cuff bracelets-made out of anything (leather, old belts, old neckties, crocheted)

  • Fun hair accessories-I love felt and fabric hair clips, headbands, barettes, etc. Handmade is awesome!

  • Creepy old dolls and puppets, creepy looking art dolls-using these in some stop-motion animation

Food and Drink: Willy Wonka Runts, those Spree hearts that come out at Valentines day, Pocky, food from other countries, Kinder chocolate (can't get it here), Tea (Mostly fruity varieties and only white or black-no green tea), I don't drink coffee but I can save it for my mom when she visits me, Hot chocolate (especially flavored varieties and White Hot Chocolate)

Colors: My favorite colors tend to be cool tones: purples, blues, and greens. I tend to wear a lot of black, grays, and browns so I try to spruce up my wardrobe and add color through accessories.

Animals:My favorite animals are dogs, rabbits, and turtles.


  • I don't do scrapbooking so I have no need for scrapbook paper

  • I don't have any use for quilting stuff or sewing supplies

  • I don't collect postage stamps, postcards, magnets, or key chains

  • I have no desire to pass on any FBs or Slams so please do not send those

  • I don't have much use for stickers

  • Please no religious items (unless if buddhism/eastern thoughts)

  • Unless I'm in a swap that particularly calls for them, I don't really want ATCs, PCs, FBs, or inchies. If this is all you have to trade, please don't be offended if I send this on to someone who collects it.

  • I keep my nails really short so I never wear nail polish or decorate my nails in any way

  • There are a few themes I've grown to really dislike during my time here on Swap Bot: cupcakes (I'm so sick of these!), Hello Kitty, Disney

  • I really dislike anything cinnamon flavored.

No Known Allergies but I really can't tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke. If you are a smoker, please try to keep your swap items away from it or air it out before sending.

Favorite Music

His Name is Alive, Coldplay, Modest Mouse, Black Eyed Peas, Sufijan Stevens, Tori Amos, Franz Ferdinand, Ruthie Foster, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, MGMT

Classic Jazz-Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong

I listen to a lot of different music and like a lot of different genres. The only ones I don't care for are classic rock, 80's, and country.

Favorite Books

Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Kage Baker's The Company series, Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, Life of Pi, Middlesex, Watership Down

I read a lot so it's hard to narrow down to favorites.

I do like a lot of classics, particularly those of the Regency and Victorian periods so items reflective of those periods are always nice.

Favorite Movies

Breaking the Waves, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Silence of Sleep, Life is Beautiful, Harold and Maude, Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, Pride and Prejudice (A&E Colin Firth version), Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)

I love old B movies, particularly when shown on Mystery Science Theater. I love the Gamera series and would love to have some Gamera stuff!

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Top Chef, Project Runway, The Office

Britcoms! (incl. Vicar of Dibley, The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Mr. Bean, Father Ted, Are you being served?, Coupling, Little Britain, Red Dwarf)

Comedy/Sketch shows: Kids in the Hall, Flight of the Conchords, Mystery Science Theater 3000


I generally go to the Post Office once a week so depending on what day you tag me, it may be 5 days before I can get the item out. However, all tags will be sent out within 7 days.


I love giving gifts! If you get a package that has an extra in there for you, it's simply because I had something in my stash I thought you might like. Please don't feel obligated to give me a heart for anything I include as an RAK.


Comment: thanks for the goodies!
PeliKat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Cari, thanks so much for the envelope of goodies! I didn't realize that they even made stickers for 'ugly sweaters', but these will be perfect for the scrapbook page of the Ugly Sweater contest that my sons have each year! Thanks again!!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Thank you for the goodies spicemom
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
ayates rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Comment: thank you for the cute swap. happy holidays
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of stickers and goodies!! 🎄
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Mindy82671 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love the ugly sweater stickers!
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun mail! Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: Ho ho ho hello, Thank you for the wonderful envie stuffed full of goodies! Can I just say "sock monkey tattoos" OMG they are hilarious! I love a sock monkey. My Moma me one when I was a girl MANY years ago and I still have it. I bet you didn't know that ROckford, IL is the original home of the sock monkey? Just a little trivia there. Merry Sock Money Christmas:-) All smiles here
Comment: What fun goodies, Cari! The ugly sweater stickers and the sock monkey tattoos will be a blast to use! Thank you! Have a great Christmas!
BusyB rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #2 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you, waiting for Christmas to open ! I like the polar bear sticker you put on the little gift box!
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you very much...this was a fun swap!
Comment: thank you !
Comment: I loved your effort in paying attention to profile. :) What made me squeal in particular were the antique viewmaster and reels, the duckie tea steeper, the washi tape roll, essential oil diffuser, mug and tea...so a LOT made me happy! Thank you very much! :)
shellybuckmeier rated for Happy Mail fun on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies! I especially love the epoxy stickers!

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bbsporty on Dec 16, 2017:

Thank you for the very fun Ugly Christmas Sweater stickers that you sent me for AWG December wish list!

Lonestarchild on Dec 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the fun Christmas envie for Dec AWG. Exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you!

Cgscdy on Dec 14, 2017:

Tysm for the mini PL via AWG. So cute!

Ryleighsmom on Nov 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for the sweet card and the stickers sent via AWG Nov. wishlist! 🌸❤️

Babsmomof5 on Nov 16, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the awesome wishes for Matti and Annabella! They were so excited to get mail, and immediately played with the tattoos and stickers and had me sharpen their pencils for school! It was so very sweet of you, and it truly made our day!

TeaNi on Nov 16, 2017:

Thank you very much

for granting a CPG November wish for me with the nice face masks and pretty mermaid necklace- lovely package of surprises! :)

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

bluehairedmary on Nov 9, 2017:

Thanks so much for the happy mail today! I love the postcards and the little name tag stickers! AWG November Wishlist

CurlyTea on Oct 18, 2017:

Thank you for the creepy goodies. That soap smells amazing. Thanks for all your generosity!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Oct 12, 2017:

Love everything you sent for my wish in A Wish Granted group. Already showing off the skull and turtle. Thank you!

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