Date Joined: May 10, 2011
Last Online: May 23, 2013
Birthday: March 14, 1966
Please ENCLOSE a note, or, if sending a greeting/note card, on the card INSIDE the envelope for the swap name. The post office might mark up the swap name on the envelope, and it cannot be read.
I sometimes have notated the swap name on a label on the envelope for a large volume of swap partners to send to, like greeting cards (birthday and CHRISTmas), but it's usually readable. I don't believe the post office will mark up the area of the address to send to. There are swap-bot member who do not wish to have any mention of the swap on the envelope for privacy reasons. Please read someone's profile for that.
Please mention the EXACT SWAP NAME of the exchange and from swap-bot.. I can be in several similar swaps at the same time, like stickers, or FBs. I also exchange with Yahoo groups as well.
If you're not happy with my swap, please don't post a NEGATIVE personal comment through the ratings, or on my profile. You may e-mail me. We sometimes don't get along, and ratings can be changed. If you find someone we click with, that's great. If not, move on.
Sometimes we lead busy lives, and I have a toddler daughter to deal with and work 2 jobs. Not everyone will like our profiles and some expect a comment with a swap. It's give and take. Generally, please be kind and understanding. God bless you. Let's get swapping!
I LOVE postal mail and am selective. I don't expect PERFECT SWAPS, but I find some swappers don't send the basics for mail etiquette. I make an effort to send and don't always receive the same. I've swapped for awhile before swap-bot, through Yahoo groups and some personal swappers. Generally, you send something that you would enjoy receiving.
Hello, I am a married Christian Mother now. I have one daugher born in APR11. I enjoy family time, Christian lifestyle, fitness/health, and pets.
My HOBBIES: postal mail swaps, occasional pen pals, reading, occasional cooking/baking, Christianity, family time, bowling, card games (Euchre), etc.
My VOCATIONS: I work as a government office clerk, full time; and a grocery cashier, part time.
COLOURS: I like blues, green, turquoise/aquamarine, rose, teal and beige colours. I enjoy scents of cinnamon, coffee, tea, cucmber, and light floral/oriental. I enjoy lilacs, lily of the valley, fragrant flowers, tulips, and Autumn/Fall is my favourite season.
I grew up in the 1980s, so I still enjoy retro dance. My groups I liked and still follow are Duran Duran, Yello, and Depeche Mode.
I played a mean mediocre clarinet in high school and enjoy classical. I like Grieg, symphonies and various.
I also enjoy 1970s David Bowie, Queen, Big Band music from the 1940s, etc. I enjoy Christian music like Third Day, and various Christian.
Inspirational speakers like Joyce Meyers, David Jeremiah, John MacArthur, Robbie Cymons (Canada) and various.
I love romance, collect Harlequin various series and Heartsong Presents Christian series (now run by Harlequin), historical romance. I enjoy Diana Palmer, Susan Wiggs, and Grace Livingston Hill (Christian), Victoria Holt, and various. I read Christian fiction occasionally on various authors.
I am part of the local public library book clubs and Yahoo book groups.
I am currently into mystery books, and my favourite is Agatha CHRISTIE. I like vintage mystery/syspense novels. Cozy mysteries are great with cat themes, or Mom's with small children, or crochet/knitting sleuths, or tea shops. These mysteries can be interesting. I also enjoyed Victoria HOLT from the past.
Being a Mom now, it would be great for baby items. My daughter takes size 3 clothes. I have enough pink items that was purchased and find purple/orange/yello and softer colours look good on her. How about baby music, or books? I love books. Books dealing with nursery rhymes, safe toys, etc. I take a size 9 Ladies and enjoy wearing seasonal socks with loafers. Thin socks are good for that. No outlandish socks, please.
I like to shop at thrift stores occasionally for books, baby items, and playing cards. Sometimes I find good stationery that isn't always Christmas cards,
FYI, I grew up in an ethnic faith of Eastern Orthodox. St. Nicholas is celebrated instead of Santa Claus, and I celebrated Christmas twice. I have collected vintage cards with fat Santas. Santa is depicted thin, tall big, wide, whatever nowadays. St. Nicholas is usually long/slim with a staff. I enjoy some Santas, send what you like. I appreciate the effort. One of my favourite cards I have is of Santa with a cat stealing his cookie.
I enjoy philately and seeing nice commemorative STAMPS on packges/envelopes. I use to collect used stamps, but don't have the time. If anyone is interested in exchanging mint stamps, please contact me.
I like stamps with OWLS, No CTOs please, and non existant countries. If sending stamps swaps, I prefer no definitives (smaller stamps), but commemoratives. I also enjoy Christian/religious themes in stamps like for Christmas, and Easter. I basically with trade stamps on paper, but am interested in personal swaps with mint swaps.
LIKES: signed FBs/FS, flat stickers, flat stationery, commemorative postage stamps used on envelopes with swap enclosed, bookmarks, Christianity, Mary Engelbreit, Suzy's Zoo, Precious Moments, Hello Kitty, Holly Hobby, classic Winnie the Pooh,Christian Items, Victoriana, cats/dogs/owls, bicycle stationery (note pads, note cards), celestial; tea bags, one post card that explains why you sent it, playing cards, low-fat recipes with nutritional info, meat dishes being vegetarian (hubby is one), Christmas cards, fridge magnets, Jack Russell Terriers, vintage stationery, butterflies, celestial (sun/moon/stars), typewriters, vintage themes, etc.
With CHRISTMAS themes, I am a Christian. Religious cards and stationery are OK by me. . I prefer Santa Claus being "St. Nicholas," a slimmer Santa. With stationery, that's fine. I love churches on cards, pets too. Children, I am a Mom now, so bring it on, and candles. I don't use candles, but enjoy them on cards. Victoriana themes, candles on Christmas trees (my Father recalls that), angels. Nostalgic and vintage Christmas cards, cherubs. It makes you feel like you're there!. enjoy church scene, nature scenes (winter wonderland). Cute is OK. The manger scene with animals, Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus is great. If you can find Byzantine and icons used, that would be the BEST! I like whimsical cards as well. Generally, I'm a paper nut.
I like Christmas post cards, as my Mother mentioned that's what Europeans send off, and how Christmas cards started. I enjoy Victoriana themes. If you have Christian ones, bring it on!
With RECIPES, I prefer low-fat recipes with nutritional content. After having baby, I need to be in better shape. I am part of Weight Watchers now and appreciate their recipes (no meat). Please, no aspartame included. I don't mind using Splenda products. If you can find vegetarian recipes dealing with meat/protein choices, that would be great. I'm not a vegetarian, but hubby is. It would be easier to make a dish for 2 people instead of one. No meat, squash, pie, tofu, or spicy recipes please. I don't mind recipe cards being used to print recipes on, for what a swap is required, that's fine. I appreciate recipes with nutritional info. Serving size is a bonus (the size of the serving, not just quantity of servings)
FOOD CHOICES: Though I try to eat healthy, I have a sweet tooth. I like Allsorts licorice, root beer, Skittles, Aero all-flavour chocolate, Cookies and cream chocolate bar, etc. I enjoy dark chocolate flavoured, as well as milk chocolate. No nut flavoured, unless ground hazlenuts, Mr. Christie baby cookies, graham cookies, animal-shaped cookies, European goodies, fruit & nut combination chocolate, mint, orange, cranberry, pommegranate, and fruit-flavoured chocolate - Yum! Please enclose packaging with food items and nutritional info. I'm on Weight Watchers! Hopefully more fibre, low fat, and sugar.
FOOD CHOICES -2: I enjoy fruit and nut chocolate bars, Weight Watcher snack bars, high-fibre crackers (Triscuit is my favourite), but low salt, pitted prunes, teas (always), hummus and crackers, balsamic vinegrette salad dressing, pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), unsalted/natural nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts), etc.
I enjoy TEA and coffee. With tea, a variety is fine. I enjoy TEA that are fruit flavoured and enjoy placing honey and tea with, chai, cinnamon, tea with caffeine, etc. I like medium to light-strengh coffee. No decaffenated, bold and flavoured coffee. I use the Keurig coffee machine. K-cups are used for these machines.
Sending STICKERS, please enclose a separate packet/envelope that is sealed. That way, not all the loose stickers fall out of the envelope, and you might lose some. You then enclose the packet/envelope in the mailing envelope with a note about the swap :)
PLAYING CARDS: I collect them and take part in swaps. I changed my mind about Jokers. You may send some as extra cards, but not part of the swap I partake in. Cards I need to make a full deck please: Hearts - Jack, 10; and Diamonds - 7, Jack and Queen.
HAIR ACCESSORIES: I usually put my short-medium length chestnut/brown hair in a ponytail. I grew up with scunchies (I know, 80s stuff) and don't mind the small-sized ones. I wear barrettes, those clips, but prefer brown, or dark-coloured ones. Hair bands are thick that you can tie around a few times. I live on elastics, but only hair elastics. No fancy barrettes. My sense of style isn't great now. Toddler daughter takes my time and steals stuff everywhere -watch her!
I like artistic POST CARDS. Dealing with people, funny sayings (no profanity or porn), cats, designs, whimsical, Christian, Victoriana, domestic goddess types, vintage, old advertisements, Christmas, St. Valentine's, Easter, geometric prints, etc, reproductive paintings, etc. Please send blank/naked post cards within an envelope with commemorative/nice stamps - Great!
DISLIKES: not signed/Porn/chain/homer/recycled FBs/FSs; folded/creased/scrapbooking stickers (vinyl, bubble type, and not-flat stickers is BAD) , small sheets of stickers that are at least greeting-card size (if smaller sheets equal to greet-card size), or stationery, x-slips, games, stickers/stationery (marked up); contemporary Winnie the Pooh, Horses (includes My Little Pony), Dogs (love pets, but own cats), superhero items, character stickers/stationery unless stated, tourist post cards, outdated/advertising bookmarks, unexplained postcards (nothing written on what you sent), meat/pie/squash/no nutritional info for recipe, Label Bags, Sticker bags, Memo Bags, x-slips, slams, used stamps, Russell Stover chocolates, plain dark chocolates, blank recipe cards, home decor items (pot holders, candles),Tinkerbell and Friends (have enough), nasty people through the Forum. Comments outside of swapping are uncalled for in the forum.
With seasonal items, please do not/NOT send gory (devil or vampire, examples) subjects for Halloween. I am a CHRISTIAN, so don't care for those.
Please only send signed FBs/FSs. I do not like anything else - no Label Bags, or slams, x-slips, etc. Envelopes/packages without a return address, and a note not enclosed is plain AWFUL. Please follow the basics on swapping. Thank you
With TEA, no Irish Breakfast or flavours that you add milk to and chamomile. No green tea. Earl Grey, or light caffeinated (jasmine, or oolong). I have enough of those. Don't even try with medicinal tea (for colds, coughs, healthy immune system). Please don't send old tea you found somewhere, or had around for awhile and don't know the expiry date. Stale tea is not worth it.
With PLAYING CARDS, no Harley Davidson/Fire/Sacreligious themes, word backs, sports (except bowling or swimming) city scenes, or currency either. As well, no holes in cards (from casinos), and juvenille cards. I can get those cheap at a dollar store (Flintstones, Scooby Doo, SquarePants, etc). I have collected enought TWO OF SPADES cards. Please do not/NOT send that card.
Wtih STATIONERY, do not send plain memo pads or blank notepads and journals. The cover might be nice, but the rest of the pages are boring,, Christian or secular. I enjoy pages pads that have designs on each page. No cutesy desings either. I am a middle-aged woman. Do not send folded stationery, note paper with matching envies is nice, but not folded in a swap. I prefer flat stationery, so a bigger envelope is needef if sent. There's more space for nice stamps to use on the envie!
I'm not fond of ENVELOPES made from calendar or magazine sheets. I enjoy seeing commemorative stamps on envies. That's what is attractive to me when I receive mail.Stickers or rubber stamps on the envie is great. I am getting use to receiving them. I can't tell you not to make envelopes up. It can be creative and attractive. I just don't love them right now. This also goes for FBs made from recycled paper and especially magazine sheets - Yech! Not everyone uses labels on FBs, and it gets confusing with all this written info everywhere and some like to notate additional info with labels as well.
No alphabetical/numerical STICKERS as well. As in Christmas cards, not too much glitter. Eventually that stuff scrapes away. Loose stickers don't get lost if enclosed in a separate packet/envelope then inside the mailing envelope. I've had loose stickers come out and where I open my mail, it can be a challenge find small items."
My HOUSE is in renovation mode. Please do not/NOT sent household decor items. I don't have room for it. That can include oven mitts, potholders.
I don't have a Christmas tree up when the season arrives. The house is disorganized. No Christmas tree DECORATIONS please. No Christmas tags as well. I have older ones, but most gifts I deal with are gift cards from stores.
On RECIPES, I am part of Weight Watchers. Do not/NOT send anything without nutritional info. Otherwise, it will be junk to me. Thank you.
SCRAPBOOKING, I do not do. Don't send me stickers, or decorative paper. I don't have use for it and have enough clutter. Thanks.
With CHRISTMAS CARDS, I'm not fond of too much glitter. That's still popular. A few areas for emphasis is OK. I feel like I want to use the card like sandpaper! Small Christmas cards that resemble large gift tags. I've noticed this size in DEC12 cards. That may be used for your co-workers or local friends without using postal mail.
I would prefer it for no FAT SANTA CLAUS, unless part in scene. I don't care for presents depicted on cards, unless part in scene, not the whole theme. No materialistic themes as mentioned (presents, fat Santa Claus). Christmas is more than presents. .
If you send a SEASONAL CARD (Christmas/Valentine's Day/Easter, etc), and it is a resend, please send it unsigned with a blank envelope. It'll be great to use next time. For birthday cards, that's OK. Consider the time it takes for postal mail. It takes generally a week for U.S. mail to reach Canada, and overseas it varies.
POST CARDS, I do not care for touristy cards. I haven't been somewhere, I don't need it unless it's personal pen pals who send it. If I'm in a post card swap, see my "Likes." As well, no current advertisements, goth, or junk, etc.
COLLECTIONS: I do collect unused Christmas cards. I have a lifetime supply. I do send for those cards some people use free, but only will use it after I've paid, for charity.I am starting to collect vintage Christmas cards and have purchased those charity cards from thrift shops. I try to donate to charities that still send out cards where I have received from the thrift stores. I don't mind secular cards, if that's all you have. I enjoy stationery.
I have RUBBER STAMPS, but don't create cards. I liked doing it for stationery and additions to greeting cards. I mostly have wood mounted, but now there's clear sticky rubber stamps you place on an acrylic block for an impression.
I have STICKERS, some in storage I will get one day, and have purchased some as well. It's not easy finding good stickers. I have purchased scrapbooking for a theme I will use. I prefer not to receive scrapbooking stickers. I have enough rubber stamps and hardly use them. Please do not/NOT send rubber stamps, or scrapbooking stickers. I prefer FLAT STICKERS.
Cookbooks, I have a good supply. For low fat recipes and weight reduction like Weight Watchers I am part of. As mentioned, vegetarian dishes to please hubby and interesting flavour.
Stationery, I have enough. Boxed sets you don't see anymore. Guess what! There are people out there who do write letters. Everything isn't done on the computer. I do collect PC stationery and use sometimes. I like to use this stationery for making friendship sheets/FSs.
I love to read and enjoy using nice bookmarks. I have enough, but always seem to get more. I have boxes of books to read, mostly the Harlequin. I didn't just pick any, but researched books based on a woman's book review magazine. It has helped with my choices.
I have an interest in KNITTING/CROCHETING. I have enough books and pattern books. I am interested in accessories and home decor. No apparel (clothes) and difficult patterns. I prefer simple and beginner patterns. I wouldn't mind that.
I went to PARIS for my honeymoon and enjoy collecting stationery from there. There are some Paris items elsewhere. The Eiffel tower is a great symbol.
With HOME DECOR, I do enjoy kitchen/tea towels. Those are great. I like roosters, and no specific colour theme or anything.
I have a bagful of playing cards, and I mostly play solitaire! I play Euchre monthly and enjoy it. I have travelled to Las Vegas (U.S.), but don't gamble. No family members/friends play cards. Too bad.
My profile is long, yes. I won't please everyone. I'm always learning. I enjoy this site and hope to connect with others who enjoy it. Let's make swapping a great experience.
I joined "Postcrossing" and see what happens with post cards worldwide. It's popular with postal mail, right? I'm also part of Yahoo groups dealing with FBs, swapping, book clubs, and religion. Swap-bot here of course. You have a variety of members to send to and even develop friendships.
I KNOW I'm not the only one who loves postal mail. Yeah!
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