Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2018 4:08 pm


Date Joined: March 1, 2011
Last Online: February 12, 2018
Birthday: December 15, 1982
Country: United States
The Blog of Change
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About Me

I stopped swapping for a couple of years because of the amount of things that were going on in my life and my ability to afford things like the postage, the time and the energy, but I'm back and looking to slowly get back to avid swapping of the electronic variety: especially music swaps!

Long story short: I'm separated on the road of a divorce, I'm learning to nourish myself, and I'm trying to understand why things happen like they do. I just ordered the book, "Sacred Contracts," by recommendation and even the descriptions blew the door wide open for me. I might be in a self-help book rathole, but in the words of a wise woman that I have the fortune to know, "If you gain one thing from each of these experiences, it's totally worth it."

I totally miss the women that I met through swapping/pen-palling and I'm looking to gain some email/blog friends to empower and be empowered.

I'm living with my parents again at 32, and honestly...it kind of rules.

Favorite Books

The Four Agreements. If you have not read this book...run to the nearest library or bookstore and do something about it. This is the only book that I have in both print and audiobook that I constantly go back to for reassurance of my path and I've met countless women that have really allowed themselves to be bathed in it's wisdom. This is a life-changing read.

Favorite Movies

I've self-diagnosed with adult-onset ADD, so sitting through an entire film is difficult for me most of the time, but when I do, I enjoy documentaries about fringe culture, especially. Think, "Cowboy del Amor," or "Plagues and Pleasures of The Salton Sea."

Favorite Television

Most of the time, television is background noise, but often I'll focus my attention to documentary-like shows like, "How it's Made," or "Unwrapped." I guess I never really got over that phase of being completely fascinated about how people create things that we use everyday. I can thank Fred Rogers for that, among other things.

Favorite Crafts

I've kind of gotten away from crafting in this transitional period in my life, as I've tried desperately to reduce my clutter and possessions. When you're living in your childhood bedroom, that tends to happen.

With that being said, I have a real appreciation for blogging. Is that a craft? I feel like it is. I've spottily maintained a blog for a while, but with my life change, I've created a new platform to write about whatever the heck I want. It feels good.

Is creating Spotify lists a craft?

Favorite Colors/Things

Crystals, Aromatherapy Oils, Coffee, Stained Glass, things that look like they were owned by a Grandmother, Lavender, Vinyl, Spotify, Raspberries, Lace Curtains.

I've recently really been into the colour yellow. I'm not sure that it necessary looks great on me, but yellow things have been slowly creeping their way into my life. Yellow is incredibly cheerful and even takes a spiritual meaning in some cultures. I'm probably going to dye my lace curtains yellow and let them greet me every morning. :)

Favorite Music

I've started collecting vinyl again and I was blessed to find a few of Harry Belafonte's Carribean music albums. My goodness are they great!

I also joined a vinyl club and my first album is on its way. I am beyond excited. If you collect vinyl, it's pretty awesome. www.vinylmeplease.com

I also bought tickets to Echo and the Bunnymen in September and I am so ecstatic that I'll have the opportunity to see them!

Erryone else in no particular order: Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Sarah Vaughan, Sundara Karma, The Reverend Horton Heat, Batmobile, Koffin Kats, Dick Dale, Link Wray, The J. Geils Band, Hot Chip, Merchandise, The Black Keys, Rise Against, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, The Jam, The Smiths. The List goes on and on...

I recently "discovered" India.Arie through a women's retreat. Why hasn't she been in my life until now!?


I'm getting back into the realm of swapping and I'm looking for a lot of blog trade/digital swaps at this point. I'm kind of poor and don't have a lot of extra money for postage and goodies, but I'll get there...by hopefully winning the lottery or learning to teleport the mail. Either way would be fine.


BTim rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Sep 30, 2015
Comment: Sorry for the late rating... really enjoyed learning about the music you listen to. Thanks!
Beckyboo9 rated for Etsy Wishlist: $5 or less on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you! Love my pencils!
heyyyallie rated for New email pals - July 2015 on Jul 29, 2015
Comment: Replied to your lovely long e-mail. Hope it works out and you find the right doggy! :)
Response: Thanks so much for your email! It's neat getting to know someone, isn't it? I'll reply soon. :)
allmylove rated for New email pals - July 2015 on Jul 29, 2015
Comment: What a lovely long email, i'll reply as soon as i get a chance :)
tweetyiscool29 rated for New email pals - July 2015 on Jul 28, 2015
Comment: Loved your letter! made me smile so much :) I'll definitely reply to it asap!
Response: Awesome! I look forward to hearing from you. :)
Zindelo rated for Depression Sucks! #1 Email version! on Jul 21, 2015
Comment: Ahhh yes, good old grumpycat. Also that's an interesting thing with the movies! Take care :)
Slaine rated for Depression Sucks! #1 Email version! on Jul 20, 2015
Thraxan rated for Depression Sucks! #1 Email version! on Jul 20, 2015
beeskneessam rated for 10$ etsy swap #7 on Jul 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the earrings. They are perfect!
sunflower2723 rated for Pen Your Passion - E-Swap on Jul 11, 2015
Comment: i will try to write back very soon. thank you
NiseyB89 rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Jul 8, 2015
Comment: Awesome List!!! Thanks for sharing!!
jlburke3 rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Jul 7, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great playlist, Jess! :)
neslihandalga rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Jul 3, 2015
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: What a diverse playlist! Almost all of them are new to me so I'm looking forward to adding them to my list for the festive season. Thanks for sharing.
Meisje rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 30, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sharing will add this on to my recipe collection.
BluGinhm rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 22, 2015
Comment: This looks really good! Thanks for sharing!
GracelynnsMommy2014 rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 21, 2015
Comment: Can't wait to try this recipe thank you :)
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter! As you know, I already wrote back! hahaha! Hope to talk to you soon!
slamophile rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 20, 2015
Comment: Sounds really good - Thank you .

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nimithil on Oct 8, 2015:

Hi :)

Already send you messages to kindly remind you to rate me for the email penpal swap from July.

lettergirl on Jul 25, 2015:

I like Fred Rogers, too. And yellow. And stickers, which I am not sure you mentioned. I have ADD, too. And I miss you. I say we go into business together, with a line of T-shirts that state: "What Would Fred Do"? With apologies to Jesus, and the clever person who came up with the original design; I think these would be a cash cow, and the beauty is we could put our moms in charge and count our money from the respective comfort of our childhood bedrooms.

lettergirl on May 2, 2013:

Except that it's dumb that newer messages get put on top of older ones. My brain doesn't work like that. I like to read down. That's just a little fyi for you. Write my messages going down. So you'd have to end with:

You're my number one pen-pal, Jess

See what I'm saying?

lettergirl on May 2, 2013:

Nope. I got nothing.

lettergirl on May 2, 2013:

Hi there, you're not on here much anymore, huh? What's new? I don't have much to say at the moment, but I'm sure I'll think of something as soon as I click "leave comment". Let me try.

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

lettergirl on Oct 19, 2012:

Hi there...So perhaps I shouldn't have fired off a message like that to you. Sorry for making you hear all of my ugly thoughts. :(

lettergirl on Sep 14, 2012:

I'm leaving a message on your profile because you are awesome.

lettergirl on Aug 6, 2012:

That rad card did indeed help things. I'm not Mary Poppins yet, but your letters really cheer the suicidal gloom away, so that's something, huh? haha! Just a little serious depression humor for you there. A very little. No really, I'm doing better, and I can't wait for your letter. I got a kick out of the card, and the way you used it, and I'm ALREADY feeling the love for my next Mother's Day, so that's a bonus! :) Ok I'm at work, trying to get the room ready for the little kids who come and stare at me tomorrow morning for Meet the Teacher. Bulletin boards make me want to flee, but I'll persist. Talk to you soon.

lettergirl on Jun 10, 2012:

A letter awaits you shortly. It is probably flying over the St. Louis Arch as we speak. (As long as as we speak is Monday or Tuesday.)

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