Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 2:58 pm


Date Joined: August 9, 2012
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States

About Me

I live in Vancouver, WA (that's USA, not Canada). I have a husband and two adorable furbabies, both dogs, named Henry and Lucy. My husband and I both love to travel, but we don't do it as much as we'd like. I'm especially interested in going outside of my American boarders and crossing the big oceans because I never have.

When I was younger, I had a friend whose family travelled for a living, so we would write back and forth while she was away. There was no greater joy for me than going to the mailbox and finding a letter addressed to me. Nowadays the only mail I get are bills or political campaigning. Not quite as exciting.

I love getting stuff in the mail, but my husband is tired of me buying random stuff off the internet just so I can recieve something once in awhile, so I thought this might be a fun and enlightening alternative. I'm excited to start making new friends out there.

I am a Christian. While I don't require any religious type stuff, I do ask that consideration be given to the appropriateness of things being sent or said. No naked people, drug/alcohol/cigerette related, or sacreligious things please. In return, I will promise not to preach or push my beliefs on anyone who does not share them. I believe in respect above all things.

I do not joining swaps arbitrarily; I choose swaps that I know I can get done and get them out as quickly as possible, usually within a day or two of being assigned a partner. If I join a swap that requires time to be put into it, I put in that time long before the sign-up date so that there is no chance that something won't get out. If I feel I won't be able to get it out within a day or two after being assigned a partner, I drop the swap BEFORE they are assigned. I recognize that I had some trouble in the past and I have done everything I can to fix it, but I have no intention of letting things get out of hand again.


I've been scrapbooking forever (since before it was THE craft to be doing). Recently I picked up photography as a hobby. I'm still pretty much a beginner, and I don't know much about lighting and composition, but I do know my scrapbooks have been better for the practice. And I enjoy writing. Especially when I get to share my writing with other people. I mostly write for my scrapbooks, so I guess I'm a journalistic writer, although, I do enjoy the random creative writing class now and then.

Don't let all that creativity fool you though. I have quite a head for numbers. Sometimes in my free time, I take random math classes "just for fun". Geeky, I know, but hey, it's me. :)

Favorite Television

My favorite show on TV right now is Criminal Minds. I'm fascinated about how the mind works and that show always gets me thinking.

My favorite show that used to be on TV is Sex and the City. Yep, I'm a girlie-girl. And yes, I envy those shoes.

My husband and I enjoy watching How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory together. It's fun having a laugh together.

Other shows I love watching (both old and new, thanks to TV on DVD and Netflix): Once Upon a Time, Law and Order, Boy Meets World, Cold Case, Last Man Standing, Community and American Horror Story.

Favorite Books

I love to read books. I prefer fiction (most non-fiction bores me), especially stories about children or dogs. I love, love, love the Harry Potter series, just discovered The Hunger Games trilogy (LOVED IT) and have found several neat "unknown" authors and stories with my Kindle.

My favorite author is Ted Dekker because he's a really interesting story-teller and most his stories have a Christian theme to them that isn't heavy-handed, or sometimes obvious at all.

I love stories with magic or ghosts, but I stay away from vampires and zombies.

Favorite Music

I love music. I prefer to have it on around me at all times if possible. I like almost everything, but my favorite is more Alternative Rock. Stuff like Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Vampire Weekend, Nirvana, AWOLNATION, Green Day, Weezer. . . I think you get the point.

My favorite band, however, is Matchbox 20. LOVE them! I got to see them in concert once when they come to my area. I'm hoping they come again sometime. I'd love to see them again.

I like trying out new music. My radio station does this segment called "New Music Heaven" where each week they feature a new, mostly unknown artist. During the week, they send out a link for a free download of the song they are featuring that week, so my MP3 player is full of stuff a lot of people haven't heard of yet. I also have a lot of the newly popular bands before they are widely known (Mumford & Sons, Neon Trees, and Foster the People were all New Music Heaven features at one time).

I'm not a big fan of country music. I do appreciate the occasional song (Taylor Swift is one I usually always like), but I can't handle more than one or two country songs at a time.

Strange, but true: Even though I listen to mostly contemporary stuff, my very favorite song in the entire world is Moon River. Especially as sung by Henry Mancini. My husband made sure it was playing when he proposed and I walked down the aisle at our wedding to a piano version of the song. To me, it's the most romantic song ever.


I love girly things: pink, sparkly, flowers, shoes, shiny. . .

I love Disney! I'm a fan of the cartoons as well as the movies. I also love Pixar. My favorite movies are Beauty and the Beast (the cartoon and the movie), Cars and Cars 3, and Inside Out. I'm also a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh. I love his easy-going nature and general cuddliness

As I stated before, I love my dogs and probably scrapbook them the most (since I have no children of my own), so anything dog related is welcomed. I especially love cute dog themed stickers and quotes about dogs. Henry and Lucy specific items would be jerky treats (actually, any kind of yummy treat); rawhide bones; soft, floppy,unstuffed animals; strong ropes for tug-of-war; and maybe a ball (Henry likes ones that don't squeak and ones he can tear the fuzzies off of, like a tennis ball). They are not really that interested in plastic or squeaky toys (however, he has some doggie cousins they'd be happy to share those things with.)

I love taking pictures of the details of life and love looking at interesting angled pictures. Is that considered abstracts? Not sure, but some of my favorite photos from my wedding were of things like my shoes, my dress, and the decorations on the tables. My husband doesn't get it.

For male friends who do not understand the girly stuff, I am also a fan of the Boston Red Sox and my husband is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Portland Trailblazers fan (how's that for a little baseball, football, and/or basketball relief?)

I'm not a big fan of the color green and I hate talking politics.

Give me a puzzle to figure out and I'll be happily employed for awhile. I especially love puzzles that involve logic and/or numbers. (Just a bit of random trivia: I can actually solve a Rubix Cube)

I like fun socks, especially seasonal ones, but I hate the ones that sit below the ankle. I also despise the toe socks.

I enjoy swapping post cards. I never did get a collection started, but I've always wanted to. In particular, I want to get one from every state in the USA (as well as from other countries). City, state, and landmarks are great; if I can't actually travel there, I might as well have the post card from someone who has. :) I also love beach scenes, sunsets, and those romantic black and white scenes of couples. But then on the other hand, pretty much anything sent to me makes me happy: animals, buildings, flowers, strange images, artwork. . . I just love receiving postcards. :)

I'm fascinated with England. It's the place I most long to travel to.

My favorite flower is the tulip. I don't care for sunflowers.

My favorite chocolate candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, my favorite movie candy is Sweet Tarts and BottleCaps, and my favorite drink is Coca-Cola (not that I would expect THAT to come throught the mail. It's just FYI stuff).

The college I work at has a penguin for a mascot, which also happens to be my favorite animal.

I scrapbook EVERYTHING, so anything that is sent to me with the consideration of it fitting in my books would be extra thoughtful and most appreciated, but I'm creative and can make pretty much anything work. In fact, my preference is anything I can put in a book: pictures, postcards, letters (single-sided, although, I can make double-sided work), small trinkets that fit in bags or pockets, notecards with inspirational quotes or bible verses on them, comic strips, bookmarks (I read on a kindle, so I don't usually use bookmarks, but they are fun), drawings (by children or adults), fun, interesting and/or creative stickers, etc. . .

I am allergic to buckwheat and excessive garlic.

Neither my husband nor I drink coffee, but I do enjoy a nice cup of tea, especially in the fall and winter. I prefer chais over herbals, but you can never go wrong with a green tea. I'm a big believer in the health benefits of a white tea and tend to reach for that over anything else, especially when fighting cold and flu season. I love my tea sweet. My husband prefers good hot chocolate to tea (especially dark chocolate or a mint chocolate kind), so I also welcome that for him (since I'm the one who gets all the good mail these days).

Speaking of my husband, if you want to share the love to my man, he's into the Blazers (basketball) and the Buccaneers (football), karaoke, and Jr. Mints. He loves to dress up in silly stuff when doing karaoke (silly hats, big glasses, gaudy bling, wigs). His favorite brand of Hot Chocolate is Steven's.


I'm so easy-going that pretty much anything makes me happy to receive. But in case you can't find something from the rest of the profile, here's a small list of on-going easy wishes:

  • dog themed anything
  • holiday themed scrapbook/smashbook stuff
  • deco tape
  • colorful and/or interesting paperclips
  • book pages

** Jeff (my husband), Henry and Lucy (my dogs) are the most important people in my life and I love sharing my fun and goodies with them, so any surprises sent to me for one of them deserves an automatic heart in my book. **

Jeff likes: * hot chocolate * junior mints * the Buccaneers and Blazers * cheap, silly items such as hats, sunglasses, scarves, inflatable instruments, wigs, etc. that he can use as props when doing karaoke * Iron Man

Notes Regarding Swaps

I try very, very hard to get my swaps out as quickly as possible (usually within a day or so of being partnered up when I can). There should always be plenty of time to contact me so I can resend if you feel too much time has gone by since I marked "sent" and you still haven't received anything.

I work an 8:00-5:00 job Monday-Friday, which leaves only Saturdays for me to battle with the Post Office lines. Most of the time I opt to just use the Self Service Kiosk to save me the hassle. This means that for you stamp collectors out there, my letters and postcards will be pretty lame and boring. Which is why I will avoid doing any swaps asking for fancy stamps be placed on the outgoing mail.

I open my mail as soon as I get home from work in the evening and do so at my computer so that I can rate immediately. I appreciate being rated in a timely manner so I try to do so also.


Comment: Apparently the journal arrived yesterday and sat outside my door all night! πŸ™„ Husband brought it in this afternoon. Working on it tonight ☺️ Set up the next one when ever you are ready πŸ’‹
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Cleo101 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Love the stickers btw!
DaiziDruke rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Lovely postcard with a great quote, Deema! Thank you.
gojenn rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #58 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: I love that it's so sparkly! Thanks!
Chaosfay rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: I LOVE the hilarious and accurate quote on the front of the postcard. I'm getting that framed or something because it applies to so much.
Comment: My Mom passed away a few years ago and Thanksgiving isn't the same too
AllThingsCraftyy rated for Profile Hello #6 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
kdm1181 rated for Just Randomness on Nov 14, 2017
kygirl rated for Happy Notecard November #1 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: 5 stars on the envelope alone!! I love little birds so it was special to me.
Comment: Thank you so, so much for the wonderful postcard! It's perfect, princessy, girly, & cute! So sweet and lovely! Thanks again. <3
Comment: Thanks for the card!
Poohtat rated for Quick and Colorful #1 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for you envelope stuffed with goodies! I also love the envelope.
SGriffin rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #12 on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Super cute envelope!
kasa rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #77 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you Deema for sharing your weekend with me. I know what you mean about missing sleeping in on Saturday's. It sounds like you are very creative when it comes to swaps. Happy swapping.
BTim rated for My Playlist in September 2017 on Nov 10, 2017
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #78 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: I hope your friend's procedure go wells!
Candace rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #12 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: The entire year has flown by too quickly!

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FunsizeSteph on Oct 26, 2017:

profile bible verse #5

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Fabriqueen on Oct 25, 2017:

Profile Bible Verse #5

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13: 34-35(NIV)

FunsizeSteph on Oct 25, 2017:

Profile Hello #6 me and my partner love watching tv shows together as well. We have watched the ones you mention plus game of thrones and American horror story

Katiebrb on Oct 25, 2017:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10

Katie (This is for Profile Bible verse # 5)

jaimierandolph on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Bible Verse #5 Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

shayshay1981 on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Hello #6 Deema! I got you again! :-) How are you? I hope that you are doing well. Anything exciting going on with you? I'll tell ya, i am over this hot, humid weather hear. lol. well take care. I hope to swap with you again soon. Shannon

SharMarie513 on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Hello #6 Hi Deema! I hope you are doing well. I really enjoyed reading your profile, and I see we have a common fascination with England..I have always wanted to go ever since I can remember! Hopefully one day. I look at pics online and read anything I can about England. I just downloaded on kindle (it is free with kindle unlimited) a book titled "Cotswold Memoir". It's about a British lady and her American husband going to England in search of a 17th century cottage to buy. I haven't gotten very far yet but so far I love it, and it has me daydreaming lol!! Well, I hope to have some future swaps with you! Take Care! Sharon

DragonflyDaisy on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Bible Verse #5

Sometimes we get so busy with all the hustle and bustle in our lives that we forget to take time and recognize the hand of God in our lives. We need to stop and acknowledge the blessings and tender mercies that He bestows on us daily and give thanks!

Katiebrb on Oct 24, 2017:

Hello Deema, I like puzzles too. I do crossword puzzles and Sudoku every day. They are good exercise for your brain. Katie. (This is for Profile Hellos # 6.)

Loveofaphoenix on Oct 18, 2017:

Profile Hello #5 - Hello from Australia! It's been horribly rainy here in Brisbane the last few days, I wish I could do my washing! - I decided to clean my tile grout instead... looks like new haha I hope you are well leading into the holiday season :) Jenna aka Loveofaphoenix

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