Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 8:29 am


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

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 12 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.

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!

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.


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!

Please Don't Send

Recipes that require zucchini (I'm allergic). 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.


tigerlily2110 rated for Interest me no. 62 on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
nicholeanne rated for teabags and surprise 9 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: The teacup washi tape was just too cute! Thank you for all the goodies. I might gain 5 lbs making some of those recipes though :)
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap & sharing in the Halloween spirit. Loved your swap. Take care!!
AmyIsMe rated for Halloween Card Swap #3 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card, Maryann! I hope you have fun this Halloween in your tree costume :)
Ramya rated for Scattergories PC Swap - O - US only on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! And your list was wonderful. I’ll have to look into Bill Bryson’s book One Summer. He’s a good writer. Happy Swapping
Response: He is a good writer! I've read a lot of his books, and that one is in my TBR pile. Thanks for the heart!
ShireSeamstress rated for WORLD POST DAY on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Loved the Teddy Roosevelt pc! Thanks!
Response: I'm glad I found you one you can love! Thanks for the heart.
fairladybuff rated for Tea Swap #1 on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Maryann! Thank you for the very nice card. I love when people fill up a card. We do have a few things in common! I read what you said about the scarecrow to my husband. He's real witty where I'm often short. Carbon leaf is such an impressive band. All the different styles of music they have woven into their music over the years keep them at the top of my playlist. I saw them perform in Rochester, NY and at the Buffalo Irish Festival. My top three songs are Lake of Silver Bells, Desperation Song, Attica's Flower Box Window, What About Everything, and Dirty Bird(Learn to Fly). Hmmm, that's more than three! Thank you again and have a good week! ~Buffy
Response: I admittedly love those puns and dad jokes. How cool that you've been to see Carbon Leaf, too. Thanks for the heart!
darkxangel84 rated for Pokémon Go Friend Codes on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: thanks
Angelflores rated for TBR-Autumn Tea & Note card INTL on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: thanks for the teas i have never seen that brand of tea...
Response: I got some as a gift once, so I knew I liked it. Thanks for the heart.
HannahF rated for Lip Balms Galore! on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: I can't wait to try them all, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Enjoy. Thanks for the heart!
turkucpodjadek rated for Lip Balms Galore! on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the lip balms, can't wait to use them :D I started using your handmade one, the scent is pretty strong, but it is so moisturizing :D I love it
Response: The thieves one is supposed to be good for keeping people healthy, so I made it for winter. It is a bit strong, but it was the first time I made it with that oil. Maybe I'll put a bit less next tiThanks for the heart!
pernie123 rated for TF - Four colors of Autumn on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you, but I have to say bracelets are for giants. My wrists are very small. Even stretchable is too big. You failed to ask my size.Only big , very big, people can wear them. Necklace is for small, not large, people.
m3i5 rated for CALG Note Card & 2 Teas on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Hi Maryann, Thank you very much for the cute kitty postcard and the extra tea bag! :) Looking forward to try them tomorrow at work :D I play Pokémon Go as well ;)
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'd love to be your Pokemon friend.
thelocalman rated for APP: Pet Pal on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I had a blast reading it and it was written in such a fun way! Send some love to Aspect from me and tell her I'm on her team <3 ^^
Response: Aspect will get some pets and cuddles as soon as I get home from school. She appreciates new team members! Thanks for the heart.
lemooon rated for Pokémon Go Friend Codes on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for adorable mail! I love Eeveelution! ;)
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the cards in the seasonally decorated envie, Maryann. I especially like the B&W one of the kids eating chocolate balls! Thanks for including a cookie fortune too.
Response: I thought that one with the kids was especially cute, too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween card. Have a happy Halloween & take care!
Response: You, too! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Cute card-thanks for sharing your costume this year with me-very clever. Thanks for the extras-Happy Halloween!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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CraftyChristina on Oct 1, 2018:

I LOVE your cat's name! My cat's name is December :) I'm your partner in the cross stitch swap. Will get you some cross stitch goodies out tomorrow 😁

ladydy5 on Sep 22, 2018:

Welcome to the Thriftstore Find . Enjoy swapping with us.

ittybittykitty on Sep 22, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

BlueberryLady on Sep 4, 2018:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group !! New swap will be posted soon.. or if you have any ideas send me a message...9/4/2018

yvonne401 on Aug 9, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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