Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2024 10:48 pm


Date Joined: June 23, 2007
Last Online: May 28, 2024
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi. I'm a 40 year old New England native. I love exploring the cities and towns of New England, but also love to travel. My schedule is always full of some sort of adventure, be it close to home or across the country.

I love serendipitous moments. I'm a geek for life and love to smile.

I do flat lays of my incoming swaps and post them to my flickr. I also post flat lays of my outgoing swaps, though I try not to put them up until a rating is made. There may be spoilers in my flickr if you are expecting a swap from me.

Please let me know if there was postage due on any of my swaps. I measure all of my swaps on my kitchen scale and generally over postage my swaps, but if one has money due I'd like to know and make it right.

February 2024: I am back on Swap-bot after a hiatus and am thankful to have been part of some amazing swaps thus far since being back. If you have questions, including my 1s and what I've done to fix them, shoot me a message.

Pets & Animals

  • Cats. I've had cats my entire life. Found out I'm allergic in 2007. That doesn't mean I love them any less, I just try to avoid long hairs as much as possible.

  • Dogs. I have a Pug that is my snuggle buddy.

  • Chinchillas. Mine is about to turn 16!

  • Koalas!

  • Platypuses

  • Rubber ducks.

  • Penguins.

Favorite Music

Folk, Sixties & Seventies, Rock (primarily Alternative), some showtunes (i.e. RENT, Fun Home), movie soundracks (i.e. The Craft, Donnie Darko, almost any Disney film), comedy (i.e. Stephen Lynch & Flight of the Conchords).

Absolute Favorites: Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Tegan & Sara, Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Incubus.

Favorite Books

I can hear the mourning dove by James Bennett, But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock, Smack by Melvin Burgess, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundara

I also read and collect comic books. I love one off or short run series comics that are by indie or local creators.

Favorite Movies

Mel Brooks' films, Kevin Smith's films, Dirty Dancing, Quentin Tarantino's films, But I'm a Cheerleader, Saved, Harold & Maude, Amelie, The Secretary, Romancing the Stone, The Princess Bride, Robinhood Men in Tights, and many more!

Favorite Television

I'm a big fan of crime shows and sci-fi.

NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Next Generation, Babylon 5, FarScape, Firefly, Eureka, and so many more!

Arts & Crafts

I love creating art.

  • Collage, paper or mixed media is my favorite.

  • Photography, capturing candid moments, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or the little things that happen/exist in the hustle and bustle of the streets.

Games - Board & Video

I play video and computer games. Strategy games are my number one pick, but I'm not adverse to other gaming. Pikmin on Nintendo has to be my all time favorite game series. Followed by Animal Crossing and many others.

Board games are always up for play; Scrabble, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Fluxx, UNO, Killer Bunnies, the choices are always expanding.

Swap Helpers

I sign up for swaps I have interest in, so anything I receive is happily accepted.

  • Baking/Cooking: I started to learn how to cook at age 35, that's right I avoided cooking at all costs until then. Now I stream baking and cooking on twitch weekly to talk about why it took me so long to learn. I make some classics as well as new to me recipes. I will always appreciate a handwritten recipe of your favorite dish, side, snack, or dessert.

  • Color: I love color. The more color the better. The shine and shimmer of metallic being added to color to make it pop is one of my favorite things. If holographic was a color it would be my favorite. I'm a sucker for shimmer and sparkle.

  • Food/Drink: Instead of soda or coffee, I drink teas as my primary beverage. I have a sweet tooth, so I always have candies and chocolates around. My favorite candy bar being a Violet Crumble from Australia. I am always up to try a regional snack or beverage. I belonged to the subscriptions of Universal Yums (worldwide snacks) and Sakuraco (Japanese snacks) for years in order to try new things.

  • Handmade: Create something from your heart that shows off my interests.

  • List of likes: adventure, art, atcs, baking, books, collages, color, cursive, calligraphy, candies, chocolates, crafts, fireflies (aka lightning bugs), flowers, handmade, holographic, homemade, koalas, metallic, music, native plants, nature, note cards, ocean, paper, photography, postcards, rainbows, recipes, stickers, sunrise/sunsets, teas, travel, wildflowers

I'd hate for what you send me to end up in the bin, so please read this short list of no thank yous.

  • black licorice, especially salted black licorice
  • coffee beans or grounds unless part of a specific swap.
  • religious content
  • horror/scare content
  • loose glitter
  • perfume


I enjoy most of what I get sent.

These are ideas of what I enjoy.

  • Sunrise/Sunset
  • Anything with a koala
  • Cute/Kawaii
  • Recipes - the more local flavor the better
  • Art - small artists, colorful, or quirky
  • Something that you love about where you are from


sixaguilars rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 27, 2024
Comment: My dad was and my husband is an upholsterer so we have lots of antiques acquired throughout the years. My cherished pieces are my mom’s secretary desk and my dad’s buffet. Both I use to house my craft supplies and as a craft table.
Comment: Hi Megan! Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I hope you make it to Australia!
Comment: Here in California trying hard to do my thing to keep Monarchs from dying out. I planted milkweed!
Comment: I love Postcrossing, but I've never been to a Postcrossing meetup. That sounds so fun!
octobereve930 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 26, 2024
Comment: thank you sorry for the late rating. 5/21
paperlover rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Nubble Lighthouse postcard. Going up inside a lighthouse is on my bucket list. I collect owls of every kind. I have plates, clocks, salt and pepper shakers, toothpick holders, figurines, just about everything.
Response: I collect koalas of every kind too!
Burger1girl rated for Self Care Notecard on May 24, 2024
Comment: I just love the teas! I enjoy drinking tea and treating it as a ritual not just fixing a drink. Being in each moment and appreciating the slow moments. I had a pedicure for the first time in years, last month. Felt sooo good! Thank you again!
Cocpufffs rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you. Animal Crossing is soo fun and relaxing.
Comment: I love lighthouses! Thank you for the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the washi and owl stickers. I appreciate both very much. Our big trip this summer/fall we are going to Disney World. We're taking our 18 year old granddaughter for a graduation present.
Comment: Thank you for the note about your favorite AR roles, the stickers and stamps. Much appreciated.
basykes rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 23, 2024
Comment: I tried to find your livejournal journa, but was unsuccessful! Thanks for the whale postcard.
Comment: Thank u for the lovely pc! Good luck when you go hiking :)
Comment: Thank you for the map postcard of Maine!
Comment: Thank you for the stunning york beach postcard! I'm glad it finally warmed up over there for you! Have a wonderful time in August! Lucky you! 😊 ❤
klover rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 23, 2024
Comment: Hi Megan:-) Thank you for the postcard!:-) I like making ATC's as well. Your comm. Art class sounds cool. I would live how to make trees with a rock and copper wire. How cool. Have a great day and happy crafting!:-(
Comment: Thanks for the cool card and story about the Old Man!
lisaglass rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #394 on May 22, 2024
Larina rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the card!
Comment: Thank you for the common loon postcard. We are going to Disney World in October with our 18 year old granddaughter. She hasn't been since she was 11

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lilymonmomma on May 1, 2024:

Mailed your envelope today for the Blind fun swap

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