Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 10:59 am


Date Joined: January 8, 2009
Last Online: August 21, 2020
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States
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About Me

I do post my swaps on my Flickr page, so if you want a surprise, don't peek!

Hello there and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I'm a mother to one amazing and adorable little boy and am married to a man who has more hobbies than I do - which is quite an accomplishment. We live in Kentucky where I negotiate contracts by day and craft by night. We also share our home with four very friendly rescue cats (Roxy, Jethro, Biscuit and Little Bit) and one huge rescue German Shepherd named Clash. They are so much fun to have around.

I love to travel, learn new things and meet new people, cook, drink wine, craft, garden, read, watch scary movies, grow mushrooms in dead tree trunks, spend time with my family and cats, visit museums, collect teapots and eat mussels (I'm seriously addicted to the things). I've recently started canning and making homemade bread, YUM! We are in the process of building a new house on a mini farm - talk about a lot of work! This is our new neighbor!!

I am also very easy going and easy to please. You won't find a dislikes section because, frankly, I can't think of anything to put there (other than the obvious nasty stuff). I am not ashamed to admit that I am a swap-bot addict. If you happen to open your mailbox one day in hopes of finding a swap package from me and it is sadly empty, please pm me before rating a 1. I'll track it down or re-send or fly to your house and hand deliver it. Okay, that last bit probably won't happen - but still, please let me know before rating down. And, if you need to know anything else about me, just ask. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.


I am founder of the group One Tiny Thing here on Swap-bot. Stop in and check it out; I love to have new members.


I live in a rural neighborhood so I send my swaps from work in the city but receive them at home. If I don't get my package when you think I should it is probably held up somewhere. When I get it, I PLEDGE to rate!

Favorite Music

Great video ---------->CocoRosie

Another great video here -------> Oren Lavie

More good music here -------->Them Crooked Vultures, The Smiths, Feist, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Kid Loco, Crash Kings, Caribou, Beck, Climax Blues Band, Wolfmother, Blue October, Carla Bruni, Vampire Weekend, Andrew Bird, Spoon, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, Gotan Project, Paolo Conte, Kings of Leon, Cage the Elephant, The White Stripes, Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen, Modest Mouse, Elton John, Gorillaz, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Pavarotti, just to name a few.

Favorite Books

Jacqueline Carey, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Addison Allen, Nevil Shute, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gideon Defoe, Charlaine Harris, Stephen King...mystery, horror, suspense, science fiction, historical.

District 13 - YA Favorite Authors

Neil Gaiman, Cornelia Funke, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Markus Zusak, Melissa Marr, and Sara Shepard

Favorite Movies

All time favorite movie is Chocolat.

Mistress of Spices, Pulp Fiction, Muppets movies, Walking Tall, Harry Potter movies, The Mummy, Pitch Black, The Fifth Element, Dracula, Pan's Labyrinth, Clue, most any Science Fiction or horror movie.

TV programs:

I don't have much time to watch tv anymore but I enjoy Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson on the Cooking Channel, No Reservations, The Walking Dead, Community, The Office and True Blood.

Favorite Crafts

I love ATCs, altered art, collage, polymer clay, stamping, watercolors, zines, shrines, matchboxes, zentangles, felties the list keeps growing.

I especially like nature themed items.


  • brown
  • grey blue
  • burnt orange
  • deep reds
  • mint or sage green
  • harvest gold and avocado - just think 70's kitchen!

Favorite Foods

I love to do food swaps! Here are some things I really like:

  • local/regional items
  • unusual and unique items
  • spices
  • salty snacks
  • sour flavors
  • dark chocolate
  • gummy candy
  • tea
    I always will prefer something savory over something sweet. I just don't have a sweet tooth but I do like a little bite of dark chocolate every now and then.

Continuing Education

I really enjoy learning about different cultures and places to visit. I would be super excited if you told me a little something about where you live, traditional festivals, foods, crafts, clothing, etc. Places I've been that I will forever be in love with:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Holland
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • France
  • Mexico

Places I want to fall in love with someday:

  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Almost anywhere in South America
  • Australia
  • Anywhere in Europe that I have not mentioned.
  • Anywhere in the World that I have not mentioned for that matter!

I Like


historical items, cats, tea, fairytales, make believe, gypsies, Greek mythology, history, woodland, vintage, sea creatures, mermaids, Dia de los Muertos, Mexican culture, westerns, science fiction, fairies, zombies and vampires, gnomes and trolls, classic children's books, natural remedies, fair trade.

Animals and other creatures

cats, dinosaurs, bunnies, peacocks, silkies (chickens), pygmy goats, honeybees, roosters, hedgehogs, deer, koi, starfish, otters and whales

Really random stuff

altered art, cooking gadgets, recipes, cookbooks, notecards, knitted handmade items, Yoga, bookmarks, teapots, matchbox shrines, ceramic pitchers, vintage plates and utensils, antiques, seashells, peonies, snapdragons, rosemary, weird nail polish colors, bear claw slippers, architecture and interior design, waterfalls, treehouses, mushrooms, wild flowers, bento boxes, felt food with cute faces, bubbles, glitter, wind chimes, cinnamon and almond scents, lavender and lily of the valley scents, sharpies, world market, souvenirs, hand carved stamps, stationary sets


Comment: Wow! It was worth the wait ;) Thank you SO MUCH for everything, I love the whole content, can't wait to bake the cookies!!! Thank you sooo much really, your package made my day :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice recipes - I especially like the pumpkin bread. Will try that one soon!
lagemaz rated for C&B: Recipe by Page Number---Int'l on Sep 2, 2014
Comment: Love bean sou[s... the pumpkin bread is right up my alley... and everyone needs a new bean dip for foot ball season. You rock! thank you, the cook book choice was great!
Sche42 rated for Dinner and a Movie on Sep 2, 2014
Comment: I love brie! This menu was wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I couldn't make everything just yet but I have them ready for when I can. Thanks again
hazelwitch3 rated for Dinner and a Movie on Aug 14, 2014
Comment: Great choice of film and menu! The Baked Brie with Blueberries looks particularly yummy. I've got fresh blueberries in my garden so I might try that one this weekend!
Comment: *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Naww, what a lovely tale. It just warms your insides! ◕‿↼ This looks delicious! Salami and chorizo are amazing in just about anything. I'll definitely have to try this. Thanks for the recipe *:・゚✧*:・゚✧
Comment: I'm looking forward to trying your recipe <3 All the spices sound like it will make this just delicious! Thanks so much!
Comment: Mmm...This sounds wonderful! I love fennel! :) Thanks for the share!
Comment: Thanks!
jennylee60 rated for Handmade Recipe Booklet on Sep 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the recipe booklet. Look forward to trying them out
mycatbutters rated for QUICK 5 Somethings #68 on Aug 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much for the excellent and interesting items you gave me for this swap!
Comment: can't wait to open them all! thanks so much!
Comment: Your package arrived safely. Woo hoo, we get to begin opening them tomorrow. Please stop in the Domesticated thread to share in the fun of opening them. I'll be back later to update the rating. :-) Adding: Thank you so much for all the sweet little gifts. Happy holidays!
Comment: *Update* Thanks for all the fun stuff!! Came today! Can't wait to open them!!
anooshka rated for Tea Blends: Black #1 on Nov 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you :) I don't know if you read my mind, but Egg Nog tea and Pumpkin Spice are one of my favourites!! I really felt like one of those teas today, and here, I have them :)
knitterofhats rated for Tea Blends: Black #1 on Nov 19, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the tea!!
Comment: Thank you! Lovely!
Comment: Thank you for the recipe and the cute chopstick rest!
Lisanne rated for Shuffle my iPod! on Sep 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the songs!

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Erdbeersternchen on Apr 19, 2012:

Heyhey! I think this group could match with your interests in becoming a Sailor Scout! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

TerryF on Feb 1, 2012:

Welcome to

The TPD Welcome!


RyeRye on Dec 24, 2011:

spinweaver on Nov 26, 2011:

Hello, just letting you know that I got your Christmas Advent box in the Domesticated group- thank you very much! I'll complete the rating later, you know how it goes. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving

morwesong on Oct 4, 2011:

Hello fellow Cotton Tails member! The lovely group founder @HollyHox made me an officer, so I just wanted to let you know that I am hosting my first of what I hope to be many rabbit-y swaps over there!

Thrift store/charity shop rabbit!

Feel free to check the swap out and join if you wish. The sign-up deadline is one week from today, 12 Oct. I hope to see you in the swap! :-)

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2011:

Tatsu on Jun 15, 2011:

I just got the wonderful spice dip mix - it'll be a welcome treat for this weekend barbecue. <3

Edible Group Tag

kizmet on Jun 8, 2011:

Hello Margo,

I've just read that you are taking a break from Swap bot! I wish you all the best and hope to see you around again some day.



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