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Date Joined: July 26, 2015
Last Online: November 16, 2017

Country: United States
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Last Updated January 3, 2016

I'm back. My baby is 10 weeks old so I won't be doing as many swaps at once as I had been before, but I am back! :)

To clarify on the join date and the date of ratings...

I used to have a different profile. I went through a lot of crazy life changes, some bad and some good. When I was ready to return to Swap-Bot a couple of years later, I no longer had the email address associated with the old profile, did not know the password of the old profile, had a new last name (I got remarried), and a new address (I moved). Unsure of how to get in contact with Rachel, I made this profile. Then she combined the old one into this one for me. As you can see, all of my ratings from the old profile were good except one 1. That 1 was given right when my life went crazy. I hadn't logged on since sending the swap, so I didn't realize it didn't get to my partner. Unfortunately, my partner isn't logging in anymore but I left her a PM and a reply to her rating letting her know how sorry I am and that I will gladly make up the swap if she returns to the site.

Basics About Me!

☺ My name is Mandi.

☺ I am 28 years old.

☺ My birthday is July 27.

☺ I live in Kentucky.

☺ I am very happily married.

☺ My husband's name is Jerry.

☺ Jerry is 36 years old.

☺ Jerry's birthday is September 3.

☺ I am a stay-at-home-mom.

☺ My oldest son's name is Jacob.

☺ Jacob is 6 years old.

☺ Jacob's birthday is June 17.

☺ My second son's name is Callum.

☺ Callum is a baby! (Less than a year old.)

☺ Callum's birthday is October 25.

Hobbies & Interests

♥ Music - Country, rock, and 90's are my favorites but I listen to just about anything. Some of my favorite artists include Zac Brown Band, Journey, Miranda Lambert, Metallica, Backstreet Boys, Train, 3 Doors Down, and Matchbox Twenty.

♥ Movies - Horror, fantasy, action, a bit of everything really. Some favorites are The Shawshank Redemption, all the Harry Potter films, Million Dollar Baby, Gridiron Gang, The Freedom Writers, and Darkness Falls.

♥ Snail mail - Pen pals, swapping, mail art

♥ Crafts - Crochet, paper crafts, friendship bracelets, ATCs... and I just got a sewing machine for Christmas (2015) and I want to learn to use it and to quilt!

♥ Reading - I read anything I can get my hands on! I'll always be a Potterhead and re-read the series as often as I can. I also love Nicholas Sparks, sci-fi, horror, mystery, and things I randomly pick up at a bookstore.


This list is mostly for profile-based swaps. :-) If it's on this list, I'd like it! And handmade items are great too! I also have links at the top of my profile to my actual wishlisted items on Etsy and Amazon. :-)

» Books - any and all genres! Used or new is perfectly fine. I have a major love of books.

» Baby and Children's stuff - Like I say above, I have a 6 year old boy and another boy born in late October 2015. For my 6 year old, small toys, stickers, clothes, and small art projects/supplies are welcome. He has no food allergies either. :-)

» Nice pens

» Color gel pens

» Stationery sets or stationery paper for me to write letters on

» Note pads and post-it notes

» List pads as I make a list for everything!

» Gently used magazines

» Gift cards or gift card codes - Once again, this is for my children as opposed to being for me. We buy most of our baby/child supplies at Babies R Us, Amazon, and Walmart.

» Unused postcards - I live in a very small town, so I don't have anywhere to purchase postcards and I am not crafty enough to make nice ones, so unused postcards for me to use in swaps are greatly appreciated.

» Note cards and envelopes

» Stickers (any size, including reward ones)

» Single-use drink packets (that you add to bottled water)

» Fleece fabric (at least 6 inch x 6 inch)

» Toys for my rats or gerbils... they like things they can chew on - anything wood, cardboard, or 'loofah'. Hanging toys like for large birds are great too. Handmade is fine as well, there are a ton of DIY ideas online. :)

» Box Tops for Education for my son's school (not expired please)

» Scrapbook supplies - patterned paper (scraps ATC-sized and larger please), stickers, stencils, glue dots, sticky ribbon, washi tape, gel pens in different colors, sharpies in different colors, basically anything.

» Sticky address labels with my info on them (PM me for the info please)

» Nail polish

» ATC supplies

» Recipes

» Unused USA Forever stamps

» Unused USA Global Mail Forever stamps

» Anything you make! I love to see other peoples' creativity. If you enjoy making something, I'll enjoy receiving it.

» Things pertaining to my "likes" list below.

» Ephemera

» Embellishments

Please Do Not Send

This list is pretty small, but it is a list of dislikes - things I simply won't use and would be better off being sent to someone who will treasure it.

« Tea - I'm not a tea drinker.

« Chocolate - I actually like chocolate, but our weather is unpredictable and it will likely melt.

« Makeup - I have sensitive skin and have to be careful what I use.


An ever-expanding and ever-changing list of random things I like!

  • Butterflies
  • Fairies
  • Unicorns
  • Penguins
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Wolves
  • Beaches
  • Seashells
  • Sunsets
  • Mountains
  • Coffee
  • Lemonade
  • Doctor Who
  • Harry Potter
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Ghosts
  • Zombies
  • Vampires
  • Mythology
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • The Maze Runner series
  • Lost
  • Supernatural
  • Reign
  • The Tudors
  • Sims 4
  • Hearts
  • Stars
  • Space
  • Dolphins
  • Ancient Ruins
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip flops
  • Diddl
  • Kawaii
  • Christian-themed things
  • Colors - All shades of blue, tan, brown, pink, black


I love my pets.

I have two male gerbils (that are my son's, but I'm the one who takes care of them and such, he just likes to watch them) - Blackie (solid black) and Dobby (blonde).

My babies are my six male fancy rats! Scabbers, Templeton, Ricky, Demon, Ignotus, and Willow. Iggy and Will are dumbo-eared.


Alisha98119 rated for Stick To That Budget! on Mar 1, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the artistic touch!
Comment: Thanks for doing this for me! Your idea of using a movie case was really cute! I'll make use of it, too. Very clever. My 10 year old grandson asked me what the movie was when he saw the case...he got a giggle out of discovering there was no movie in that case!
Comment: Love the squares. Thanks for being my partner.
Comment: The ATC you sent is really creative. I love it! :) thank you
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Wow, you really did a beautiful job of documenting and reflecting on your journey through "Sticking to the Budget" for two weeks. I wish I had documented like you did. I used more symbols and creative twist to my journey. You did very well and you will get there for sure. This sounds like a strange question. Do you need your journal back? ___________________________ Hi Mandi, I struggled a lot with my budget for early January, didn't do great journaling, just happy to start the process of writing down. I loose receipts all the time so I didn't have many to speak of in my journal, but I did reflect on the spending and where I need to focus. I also embelish with stickers that represented the budget process and included articles that I was reading. Hopefully my partner will understand my process. Haven't heard back but given the East Coast and other parts of the country had horrible winter storms, thus the mail not moving through. I am giving her through Friday to rate me and then I will nudge her gently. I have been away and I am due back in town Wednesday, can't imagine the mail pile I am going to encountered. Your journal is a beautiful example of how to journal and what. I plan to start a full writing journal today on my budget so I stay on target for retirement in September. Trying to cut back to retirement level budget - very hard to do. Kathleen
Response: Thank you. And no, I don't need it back. I hope I'm better able to stick to my budget as I journal my spending thru each month. :)
Comment: Hi thank you so much for my first square love them.
Response: I'm glad you like them!
Arabella rated for Speedy Found Image ATC! on Jan 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks, Mandi, both atcs are very interesting, love them!
Response: So glad you like them! Sorry again for the mix-up.
Comment: I must have misunderstood the criteria of the swap?
Response: I'm sorry. Send me a PM and we'll talk about it. I'm happy to resend to meet expectations though.
Stellaerrans rated for Look What I Can Do! on Dec 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes and the headband, it fits! : )
Response: Oh I am so glad it does! I based it on the average head circumference for women but that isn't always a guarantee that it will fit!
girlpicasso rated for Friendship Bracelet Fun! on Dec 27, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the bracelet! Nice colors!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like it!
rubiannee1979 rated for Friendship Bracelet Fun! on Dec 19, 2015
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy swapping!
AussieCass rated for NH: Answer My Question PC on Nov 8, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your postcard- what an exciting time this must be for you. Congrats on your baby boy.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great package. Congrats on the baby. =)
Response: Thank you!
Mimi7 rated for Pass & Paste Postcard - End of October on Oct 28, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the pass and paste and thanks for the Americana note card. :)
Response: Hope you have fun with them!
jpngirl rated for Book Of The Month- October on Oct 21, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the book!
Response: Hope you enjoy it.
Beckyboo9 rated for NH: Answer My Question PC on Oct 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks. Happy swapping!
Icygrl7 rated for Snail Mail Lovers 2 on Oct 19, 2015
Comment: Yes it does seem we have a lot in common. I will write ya back but I am a bit behind so it maybe in a couple of weeks or so. Hope you don't mind that. Happy swapping! Not sure if have Dark Slayer or not i will check my books =D
Response: Just let me know. If you'd like it I can send it.

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dalbright on Dec 14, 2017:

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 14, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

caligirl7 on Nov 22, 2015:

Thank you for the letter! I will try to write back as soon as i get a chance! Happy Holidays!

ladydy5 on Oct 2, 2015:

It won't be long now! Let us know And welcome to Artistically Inclined group. Hope you will find time.🍼

fishsteak on Sep 21, 2015:

Thanks for the stamps and ATC sleeves for the Pick 2 tag!

AdelaideQuinn on Sep 19, 2015:

Hi Mandi! Thank you for the much needed address labels:)

slamophile on Sep 15, 2015:

Hello! Thank you So much for the postage stamps for the Cheap Postage Tag Your It Tag game - I Really appreciate it. Happy day to you!

nmlacagno on Sep 14, 2015:

I love my package💓💓💓 thank you so much! You made my day today. Happy swapping.

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