Swap-bot Time: November 26, 2020 6:44 pm


Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: November 26, 2020
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

Favorite Music

My favorite music would be anything that gets me up and dancing. It can be from any genre as long as it has a great rhythm, great beat, great groove, etc. A few of my favorites to dance to are: George Clinton - Atomic Dog, Enur - Calabria 2007, Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy, LL Cool J - Headsprung, Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines, & Sage the Gemini/IamSu - Gas Pedal.

I was "late bloomer" in my discovery of radio. Most of my friends like mid 80's music, but I got hooked on early 90's Rap; Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Mc Hammer, Ice Cube.

On the other spectrum, the music that relaxes me is 40's Big Band; Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald,

About Me

I live in Illinois, in a far suburb of Chicagoland with my husband. We had 2 dogs but they have both crossed the rainbow bridge. It’s been a couple of years now, so we felt we were ready for dogs again. We adopted two 7 month old pups who happen to be siblings.

We have over an acre of property with a lot of trees. I've tried my hand at flower and vegetable gardening in small areas where there is a bit of sun. Every year is a learning experience. My job is at a small electrical contractor's office as the office manager. I do almost everything that's not field work. But my favorite is working with Auto CAD laying out the systems we install on drawings/blue prints.

Favorite Movies

I like romantic comedies, action adventure and science fiction. My watch over and over again list includes: Austenland, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Practical Magic, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Bring it On, Hackers, The Other Woman, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, Iron Man, Avengers.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is making greeting cards with rubber stamps. I've always liked to draw and color with colored pencils, so some of my recent cards have included that. Lately I've been also making cards with just paper cuts.


I like:

butterflies, crickets, spiders, actually all types of bugs,





retro/vintage cars, trains and planes


Alice in Wonderland,

Wizard of Oz,


Supernatural creatures and traditional movie monsters,

paisley designs,

gothic and steampunk styles,

colors in dusty vintage and gemstone tones, especially purples, blues, greens

Old architecture

I collect money, especially coins. I also like tokens.

I used to collect comic books and stamps. I don't any more but I still enjoy them.


I dislike:

cutesy toy like animals; the ones that have patches and stitching,

baby items,

cutesy Halloween designs; like a teddy bear with a cape, that's not Halloween enough to me, (cute monsters are ok)

very girly things,

main stream religious items.


I like tea, especially green. I used to drink black tea a lot but after becoming lactose intolerant it now upsets my stomach, so I don't drink it too often. Flavors of green tea I know I like are lemon, mixed berry, honey, and mint.

I don't like licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and watermelon flavors. Also I don't like anything with artificial sweeteners.

I love chocolate but not being able to have dairy has limited me to dark chocolate. There are also some chocolates made with chocolate liquor instead of dairy.

Wish List

Postcards; especially birthday and holiday

Coins; old US or any foreign coins even metal tokens

Rubber stamps; store bought or handmade

Playing cards in interesting designs, new or used but in complete sets

Vintage and/or vintage style paper goods

Anything you think I would like will be appreciated.


Hunbun rated for WIYM: WORDS, WORDS, WORDS POSTCARD on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: I agree with you about pumpkin spice, let's keep it in pies and out of coffee!
loveretro rated for CPG: 🐰 Easter Cards 🥚 global on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the Easter greeting card, the extra vintage postcard and the lovely multiple stamps on the envelope. Stay healthy, stay safe ! 🐰 HAPPY EASTER 🐰!
suepier rated for WIYM: Useless info on a PC on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Chicago and the great information that I find quite useful.
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard of Washington DC!
goinjenny rated for CPG: 🐰 Easter Cards 🥚 global on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you
FLWAVE rated for HS: Easy postcard swap on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Really looking forward to some Halloween fun!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard!
9O96O rated for FPRU: Cut n Paste #5 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: So calm and zen. Thanks Drvr337 for the beautiful bamboo forest cut n paste. Nice Lunar New Year stamp to go with it. This reaffirms that cut n paste swaps are my favourite. :)
Comment: Thank you! I would love to visit China one day too but perhaps not right now:)
BeHappyToday rated for WIYM: Useless info on a PC on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: I love the Alice PC. The useless info was very enjoyable to read. Amazing that the average cumulus cloud weighs approximately 1.1 million lbs! Heavy clouds ☁️
ToujoursMoi rated for WIYM: Useless info on a PC on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing that great useless information with me! I especially love the one about the sloth
Jafferty rated for WIYM: Useless info on a PC on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: It was nice to get your postcard and read your interesting facts. Thank you!!
Luvslife3 rated for WIYM: Useless info on a PC on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you Brandi! Shows how much color affects your taste buds...I swear that Froot Loops are lemon, lime and cherry!!! LOL!!! Must be a lot of water in those clouds!! Great info!!
AZmom875 rated for FEB 20, 2020 postcard swap USA on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: It arrived today and with the correct postmark, I just dont know what took it so long. I loved your Info on your wedding date, and the postcard.
noname13 rated for CPG: Heart postcard 💚💙 global on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the heart postcard and the heart postage stamps!
Whippet rated for CPG: Heart postcard 💚💙 global on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you Brandi for the 1950s "My Romantic Adventures" PC. Reminds me of the comics my sister & I read during the 1960s - 1970s, especially at the beach. It was fun summer reading. Good memories. Made me laugh "Jailbird's Romance" Has a murderess a heart? Fun swap.
Comment: First off, thanks for the lovely postcard! Second, your trip sounds perfect - although if you want to shop at Hollander's you need to come soon because they are closing their shop sometime this spring :^(
Ashzaller rated for FEB 20, 2020 postcard swap USA on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: I always forget to check for serial numbers on money Bc I spend it too fast hahahah ! There are certain ones that are worth a lot too! Also love this chonky cat 😂
myancey rated for FEB 20, 2020 postcard swap USA on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: Love the something bout u they u shared. Thank you so much
Fabriqueen rated for Lil Valentine swap on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling valentine! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

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CurlyTea on May 14, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on May 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on May 11, 2018:


Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards and memo pad you sent for the Stuff My Stocking swap! Very much appreciated!

Jjean on Dec 25, 2017:

A big Thank You for the very nice Note set from the CQ Stocking Stuffer in May. Birds are my favorite. Merry Christmas.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



ozziem on Jul 17, 2017:

Aloha Brandi, Mahalo for the extra PC/goodies in the PC coloring swap I just received in the mail today. Just colored it as well tonight and I'll send it on! Much Aloha and enjoy the rest of your summer!

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Happy Birthday right back at you.🎂

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Hi Brandi,

Thank you very much for the B'day Surprise and the well wishes.❤️❤️😍

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

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