Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 11:16 pm


Date Joined: October 29, 2013
Last Online: January 7, 2016
Birthday: January 20
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, fellow swappers!

My name is Amanda, and I am a 25-year-old stay at home corporate wife, currently living in the northern United States, dreaming of warm weather and sunshine!

I love everything related to fashion and design. I have my nose in a book more often than not. I watch more movies than is probably normal. I spend an overwhelming amount of time on Pinterest. And I make it a point to travel as often as possible.

My crafting hobbies include painting (acrylic and watercolor), designing and sewing clothing and home decor items, and paper crafting. I'm especially enjoying smash books right now! I love craft supplies, projects, and tutorials, and I will try any craft once!

I don't currently work because my husband's job requires us to move a couple times a year, and moving to new places where I don't know anyone can get lonely. I think swapping will help me to make some new friends, which is always a good thing!

Books, Books, Books!

As I said, I often have my nose in a book. I generally read at least one book a week, sometimes more depending on my free time.

My favorite genres are classics (19th century lit is my favorite), historical fiction, science fiction, gothic/horror, and collections of short stories.

I prefer stand alone novels to series, so I generally read lots of different authors, but the authors I read most often are Michael Crichton (RIP!), Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Philippa Gregory.

Genres I tend to avoid are romance, fantasy, young adult, and contemporary chick lit. I know that these are the most popular genres, but I'm just weird like that.

I'm very interested in book swaps of all kinds! I'd love to swap book lists and book related penpal letters, bookmarks, and books themselves. You can never have too many books!

Currently Reading: The Prestige by Christopher Priest

A Few of My Favorite Things

Broadway shows - Monet - Wine tastings - Designer handbags - Tudor history - Libraries - Craft fairs - Poppies - Indie films - Fairy tales - Art nouveau - Mail Art - Victorian fashion - Museums - Chocolate - Magazines - Cupcakes - Disney World - Date nights - Botanical prints - Sea life - Geodes - Antiques - Typewriters - Nesting Dolls - France - Plum purple - Anthropologie - Frozen yogurt - Cameos - Graphic 45 - Mermaids - English gardens - Dandelions - Vintage - Paper dolls - Fleur de lis

Pretty Please Send These

  • Anything related to my favorite things above!
  • Books (my preferences are listed above)
  • Anything unique from your town or country
  • Local candies
  • Tea (fruity and/or herbal)
  • Hot chocolate (would love to try some non-traditional flavors)
  • Bits of lace
  • Interesting sewing pins
  • Interesting or pretty buttons
  • Anything SMASH brand
  • Washi/Deco tape
  • Stationary sets
  • Craft kits (any kind!)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Fat quarters
  • Watercolor crayons
  • Unused postcards (see below for themes)
  • Unused postage stamps (especially from outside the US)
  • Airmail envelopes, stickers, or stamps
  • Puzzle books
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Card games (not regular playing cards)
  • Craft books
  • Art history books
  • Christian devotional or Bible study books
  • Vogue Magazine (if you are outside the US only)
  • DVDs (used is fine, if they play)
  • Workout DVDs (used is fine)
  • Any Disney Pook-a-Looz merchandise (I'm obsessed!)
  • Anything Star Wars (my husband's favorite, so I'm always looking for surprises for him!)

Please Do Not Send

The following items are things that I don't like or won't use, so please do not send them! Thanks!

  • Coffee
  • Makeup or nail polish
  • Lotions, perfumes, or bath products
  • Scented candles or incense
  • Keychains
  • Clothing items
  • Jewelry or hair accessories
  • Beads or jewelry making supplies
  • Reward or foam stickers
  • Anything with a mustache motif
  • Decos, slams, ATCs, FBs
  • Kawaii or cartoon character items (except for specific characters or brands listed on my wishlist above)
  • Anything political
  • Anything from a non-Christian religion (No offense meant here, sorry!)

On the Matter of Postcards

I'd really like to join some postcard swaps, but I don't have a very large postcard collection. I'd love to receive unused postcards in the following themes:

  • Art
  • Florals
  • Vintage
  • Museums and exhibits
  • Fashion
  • Books
  • Movies
  • Anything related to my favorite things

Other Preferences

My favorite colors are purple (especially plum or wine), red, green, coral, and black, though not necessarily together.

My last name begins with M, so that's the letter I like for anything monogrammed.


pkmccann rated for Book 'Em #2 on Mar 12, 2014
Comment: Nice Book!!! I do enjoy Robin Cook! Thank you for a great Swap!
Laimirie rated for First Line of a Book PC on Feb 20, 2014
Comment: Hello Amanda, I received the postcard today. Thank you very much: I love butterflies. Of course, I will also have a look at Winter's Tale now. Happy Reading!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and sharing the things that you love.
pinkqueen rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 14, 2014
ImzadiRose rated for Bookworm Letter swap -edited- on Feb 14, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for your swap. I enjoyed reading it. Though you don't like magic/fantasy, I'd suggest The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to you, which by the sounds of The Prestige, is similar to that. I don't like historical fiction, but fell in love with the book, it's beautifully written. You mentioned you enjoy time traveling stories, may I suggest you check out The Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell. Awesome book!
Response: Thanks for the great suggestions- I'll add them to my reading list! :)
provadia rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 10, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much Amanda, I loved Lisa Frank as a kid as well:) Happy Valentines day!
Comment: Thank you - hearts & hugs to you. I haven't opened my card yet because I'm waiting for Valentine's day. Sounds silly, but I'm happily waiting to open everything at once like when we were children!
luv2kraft rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 8, 2014
Comment: I loved Lisa Frank,also.thanks for the interactive Valentine.
cyph0r rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 5, 2014
Comment: I love the Lisa Frank valentine!!! Also thank you for the star wars valentines. Love them too!
Anidea rated for ISS: Life Lists PC Swap - 2014 Goals on Feb 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Good luck with your goals for the year. (And I loved the cow postcard...)
renderedarchaic rated for Seize the Valentine! on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Valentine! Happy Valentine's Day to you too! :)
Hezzie rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the card :)
Comment: Very adorable cards! I loved them! Thank you for swapping with me. :)
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much, such a cute card! I got the same card from another partner as well! So funny :)
artgirl29 rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: LittleMissMrs sent more than required. She was very kind.
cake4me rated for Classroom Valentine Nostalgia on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the puppy valentine.
ReadMoreBooks33 rated for Valentine's with love! on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: Thank you Amanda! Happy Valentine's Day.

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barbieloufromKY on Jan 10, 2015:

Happy January Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts Group!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

KarlaKC on Jan 25, 2014:

Hi, Amanda!

Here is my Pinterest board for the swap Pinterest ~ Valentines! I am actually including two boards, though! The 2nd one is a board of crafts and ideas that have a "heart" in them. :) Enjoy!

Valentine's Day is coming!

Crafting with Hearts

bbsporty on Jan 20, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

sassafrass on Jan 9, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! We have lots of great swaps going on, and more coming soon. Hope you will enjoy our group :)

barbieloufromKY on Jan 2, 2014:

To the January birthday girl....

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Heirloom on Dec 23, 2013:

StarMouse on Dec 10, 2013:

Rubber Ducky in Sydney harbour

nancylee on Dec 3, 2013:

Profile decorations Christmas ornaments

Happy Holidays

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