Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2019 8:52 pm


Date Joined: August 22, 2015
Last Online: December 6, 2019
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Mindy and I am from the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. I am a mom to 2 young adults. I love animals; I have 4 cats, 2 frogs, a fishtank full of snails. My house sometimes feels like a miniature zoo! My favorite animals are definitely frogs. I've actually received the nickname Froggy because of it! Aside from realistic animals, I also have a love for mythological creatures, especially dragons and fairies.

I have always been interested in nature. For the past few years, I've been working on a flower garden in my yard and am always looking for new plants to add to my collection. I'm a coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon kinda person. I haven't found a tea or coffee I didn't like so I am always open to try the strange and unusual flavors. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I love candy, circus peanuts are my favorite next to licorice and jelly beans. When it comes to food and drinks I'm ready and willing to try it all.

I like all colors and lately find myself using earth tones/colors, browns, oranges, greens and yellows. My favorite colors have always been and always will be green and yellow.

A few years ago, my sister and I started to make greeting cards, We love coming up with all the designs to send through the mail! We then discovered Swap-Bot and all the amazing swaps included. From joining Swap-Bot I have extended my paper craft hobbies to include ATCs, pocket letters, handmade envelopes and washi tape collecting.

Favorite Music

When I comes to music I enjoy it all. Lately I find myself searching the stations for the music I grew up listening to, yep that's right it's the' 80s. Like, it's totally rad man.

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is also my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. I also like sci-fi, classic horror movies and Tim Burton movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice.

Favorite Television

I love sci-fi, horror and fictional history. The Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Star Trek, American Horror Stories, Vampire Diaries, Reign, Being Human, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural.

Favorite Crafts

Card making, Handmade Envelopes, ATCs, Pocket Letters, and other various paper crafts. I've also just recently started to crochet, learned how to from my grandma when I was little just never started anything until recently.


Favorite Colors - Green and yellow but I enjoy all colors

Tea - I enjoy all kind, all flavors, bags or looseleaf. Some of my new found favorites are rooibos, earl grey and fruit flavors.

Animals including reptiles and insects



Nesting dolls

Flowers, nature

I enjoy Spring and Fall more than Summer and Winter

Favorite holiday is Halloween and I like all the creepy, scaryness that goes with it

Handmade items

Mail Art - Handmade envelopes

Vintage (pre-1970s) gummed stickers or seals

Washi tape


Letter sets


Memo sheets and sticky notes

Stickers - any style, just not a big fan of multi layered or puffy kind

Planner items - I recently got myself a Happy Planner and am looking for cute things to decorate it with.

Rubber Stamps

Scrapbook Paper


There are only a few things that I can live without, perfume scented items and magazine cutouts or little scraps of paper. I don't have a use for them so they just windup in the recycling bin.


JaneInSD rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the glittery snowman card and the cool washi tape. Have a very happy holidays!!
Jessyca81 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute washi tape! Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄
whirlwend rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Oh Mindy! We are two peas in a pod. My favorite is also Genmai-cha! Thanks for sending the little bonus bag. Merry Christmas!
pandascandles rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
debbiespoms rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: I love this snowman card! Thank you and for the Christmas washi tape too! Love! Happy Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the very cute envelope filled with so many cute happy mail items :) I loved the Pixar Postcard the most
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies, especially the Monsters Inc postcard. It was so beautiful. :-)
Comment: The stamp you used is awesome! I love all that you included in this cute envelope, thank you :D
RiverTopanga rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Hi Mindy! I got the teas. It won't matter if there are a few duplicate teas. I don't think anyone can have 25 boxes of different tea bags in their cupboard at a time! They look beautiful up on the door next to the others you wrapped. Thank you!
Mimosagirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #2 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much! I love the wrapping ❤️
Comment: Thank you much for all of the fun goodies. Your envelope is beautiful!
Comment: love everything ❤️ thank you so much, so sweet !!!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Comment: Thanks for all the awesome goodies! ❤️
Comment: Very fun items. I love everything. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for all my goodies. I really loved the stickers and the cherry card!
RiverTopanga rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Hi Mindy... I got the teas today :-) Thank you so much for sending. How do you get them so flat??? :-) :-) The envie is very pretty... thanks again. Will be hard to wait until Dec. to start drinking them!!
Response: Thanks for the rating, I get the tea flat by gently shaking the tea inside the tea bag until it's pretty even inside. I also have a piece of cardboard I cut a 1/4" slit in so I can test the envelope, make sure it fits.
mejulia rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #2 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: The recipe sounds great, I'm anxious to try the cookies. The teas sound yummy/
Lotusemilia rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I'm a big fan of STASH teas through swaps, and these were new flavors for me! I'm excited to try them!
dreamlady66 rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Cool decorated autumn-swap in triple, that diversified with neat stamp, many thanks!

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Itti on Jul 10, 2019:

Hey, not sure if you remember me, we swapped earlier this year. I was looking through my ratings and I just wondered if, given your username, you might be interested in joining our reptile & amphibian group, Scales 'n' Tails. I've sent you an invite just in case, no worries if it's not your thing!

CurlyTea on Feb 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Artstamper on Mar 27, 2018:

Thanks for sending home my collab coloring PC. Yoyr section looked great.

CurlyTea on Feb 9, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:


ladydy5 on Dec 28, 2017:

Welcome to 2018 and our swaps begin. Love to have ya! Thriftstore Find.

RyeRye on Sep 2, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

CurlyTea on Aug 28, 2016:

AZmom875 on Jul 28, 2016:

I love the black bear postcard, from the postcard roulette. Thank you sister for picking me. I loved the old stamps too.

paperfilia on Jul 3, 2016:

Happy 4th!



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