Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 12:59 am


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I just got back from a week vacation in Michigan. A lot of fun mail arrived while I was gone. I'm going to start opening and rating today, but please forgive me if it takes a few days to get all caught up on rating! (Aug 18)

Yes, I received a 3 on 2 July 2019. I had an irresponsible streak. It is not a fixable 3, as in I can't go back into the past and send in a timely manner. What I can and will do is email all of my swaps a picture of the packaged swap the day I have it for the post. I recognize that I am likely to not be considered trustworthy, so that is the best way I can think of to show I've turned over a new leaf. I tried this after my last 3 in April, and it worked...until I stopped. I will be back to it with today's and all future swaps.

I'm an English professor. I also enjoy reading, cross stitch, cooking, board games, Magic the gathering.

I love cats. I have one cat, Aspect, who has been my best friend for 13 years.

I also like owls.

The website link will take you to my food blog Hungry Like the Wolfe

I'm a big fan of coffee and tea. I like a wide variety of both. I'm very interested in trying new kinds of tea and coffee! I can use loose leaf and bagged teas.

I also really love hats and fascinators. I don't really do ball caps, but I have the look that allows me to wear Derby type hats or English facinators (basically tiny hats on a headband). I also enjoy tiaras and other fun headpieces. I find a lot of these sorts of things at Halloween at Michael's or at stores like Claire's at the mall.

I really like large mugs for all of my hot beverages. I think delicate little tea cups are cute, but I want to drink more than a tea sample :) Oversized mugs are my favorites.

I like stickers, and I've decided that I will once again join into some sticker swaps. I do get a lot of my stickers from Current which has HUGE sticker sheets, like 9x13, so those might be cut into smaller chunks and/or should count as more than one sheet. But they have gorgeous stickers!

Favorite Crafts

Baking (especially at midnight)

cross stitch (I'm working on a huge dragon writer piece right now)

I also enjoy making my own body products like bath bombs and shower cream and shampoo. I love to use my essential oils in all that I do.

Weird Jobs

I'm a mystery shopper, which means I go into stores and ask questions and write about what happens in the encounters.

This results in people asking me weird questions sometimes like how to use a prison credit card at the gas pumps. I also get asked if I would like to join the army.

I have photographed bathroom graffiti so I have picture proof that something isn't supposed to be there.

Favorite Music

They say that most people are nostalgic for the music of when they were young adults. I am no exception. I am a little stuck in the 90s and early 00s I love the Lilth Fair set (Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette, Indigo Girls, etc)

I also listen to a community radio station that plays music you don't normally hear on other radio stations. Carbon Leaf, for example. Or blues or such a wide variety!

In tv, I really miss Firefly!

Favorite Books

I'm an English professor, so you might have guessed that I do love to read. I am usually reading 3 books at a time--one fiction or nonfiction, 1 romance or mystery, and 1 young adult, science fiction, or fantasy. I am also usually listening to an audiobook, which I download from the library app.

I also like to read and write about food. I'm a poet, so I also read and write poetry.

I love Harry Potter and think it's the sort of thing worth rereading.


Fuzzy socks

Things that smell good. Love scented items. Favorite scents include lavender, fall scents, mint, floral, woodsy

purple and orange are favorite colors

olive drab is a color that looks really good on me

trees, though I prefer non-evergreen

I'm addicted to lip balm. I make my own and I also buy lip balm all the time

bath products. I think the best .way to end the day is with a bath and good book. Baths are best with something scented in them--bombs, salts, bubbles, oils

I geek out over stationary and pens and stickers

I LOVE puns and wordplay!

Glitter. I know it gets everywhere, but I still love it!

Please Don't Send

Recipes that require zucchini (I'm allergic). I am allergic to all kinds of squash, pumpkin, and zucchini. I have learned that pumpkin can usually be switched to sweet potato and turns out yum, but I don't know how to substitute for zucchini

Winnie the Pooh

Postcard Preferences

I like a wide variety of postcards. I enjoy the touristy ones, but I really like the non-touristy ones, too. I like pictures of owls, dragons, fantasy, some of the art cards, B/W photography. Things with sparkle and glitter are fine. I enjoy nature, particularly trees. Cats are wonderful on postcards.

Not a big fan of postcards with just a couple of words on a background, like "sweater weather" for fall. Would rather have a scene. That said, I got a postcard that said "Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed" in bright glittery colors, and I loved it. I like bright colors. Sometimes I love the random postcards. I like vintage ones, too, and I can get these at a local store, which is fun.


My kitty, Aspect, is 13, but still has a lot of energy. Her favorite toys include those balls that look like soccer or golf balls and are made of Nerf/sponge material or ones that are like big pompoms.

When she was a kitten, she had a bat toy. It was her favorite ever, though it quickly became 2 toys: bat head and bat body. She LOVES bats. And glitter. I tell her all the time that it's ok to love glitter and Bojuka Bog (a magic card--it's ok to have a girly side and a competitive side) She also likes a catnip mouse now and again, especially the grey ones. She loves pipe cleaners and string and her laser toy. She'll run down the hall and jump to get that red dot!

Specti loves treats of most kinds.

She does not like hard plastic balls with bells in them or toys shaped like springs. I try to keep her away from too much catnip as she gets angry instead of mellow when she's had too much. She had a cactus once, as she loved to rub against it and use it a comb....until she tried to take it to bed. Then I had to confiscate the cactus.

Like most kitties, she'll love the box as much as if not more than the toy :)


mb58ca rated for Four Seasons + on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Love the new-to-me seasonal postcards you sent! Love the owl on the branch.
jenmcjen rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - H - US ONLY on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Love the HP PC! Love your answers, too!
Comment: Thank you for being so sweet to share these great postcards with me! I will enjoy each one!
kittyfun rated for ABC upcycled cardboard --G on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Poohtat rated for Wide Washi Swap! on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the samples.
porpie5 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #71 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards! I love the envelope you made! Thanks so much! Have a great rest of the summer!
monsbrick rated for Trash to Treasure Bookmark Swap on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
haagmm rated for ABC upcycled cardboard --G on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: My whole family plays Magic - although not recently. When we were in college, my husband (then my boyfriend) and I play A LOT! Thanks for the stamp too - I love it!
luleemik rated for Jingle in July on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: What a sweet little bell and a great idea, you clever girl!! Thank you for participating and sending a great swap:) Love the succulent stickers, too!!
Etoile rated for Tea Tuesday #2 on Aug 13, 2019
shoediva rated for Interest me no. 71 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the book recommendations. I can't wait to read them.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcards and the pretty decorated envelope! I like them all! I had not seen the natural bridge in VA before; thanks for the postcard with lots of info on it!
Comment: I love them! Especially the super cool, bonus 1899 girls exercising. :) Thank you!!
Comment: Loved it all sry for late rate. Was in hospital.
Comment: Hi Maryann, thanks for your letter and the recipe! It seems like we have quite some things in common. I look forward to pen-palling with you! I'll write you as soon as I can. xx
jessnewson98 rated for APP - Letter & Recipe Swap on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so so much for the lovely recipes, I'll definitely be trying them out! I hope you have a great week :)
Comment: Thank you, the boxes were very cute!
CarlyJo rated for Flashi washi on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Save the washi by any means necessary! Sneak it, hide it, just dont let the secretary get any of it! Thank you for sending a pretty selection for me to keep safe here at my house!
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to try this!
SquidSorbet rated for Tea for Thee # 8 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tea, they all sound so yummy! Can't wait to try them. :)

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ablev92 on Jul 30, 2019:

Friendly note to drop by and say hi and that I put one of your completed coloring pcs in the mail this am so you should have it by the end of the week hopefully:)

myancey on Jul 23, 2019:

rcvd #2 blueberry chunk . ooh sour milk is never fun :(

hollycm6 on Jul 11, 2019:

You can sometimes substitute apple or carrot for zucchini I think. :)

Zefaniya on Apr 21, 2019:

That’s a good idea for everyone to do! Happy swapping! 🧡

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

iowa05 on Feb 24, 2019:

Hi! I am one of your swap partners and was just reading over your profile... Yellow squash is a great alternative for zucchini! :) (That is, if you're not allergic to yellow squash!)

SpringPearl5 on Jan 22, 2019:

Hey my new swap is up if your still interested to go again http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/274825?new=1

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


SpringPearl5 on Dec 24, 2018:

Hey if you know someone who is born in January and would like a birthday card , join my swap now! Merry xmas from NZ XXX http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/273365 …

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