Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 4:03 pm


Date Joined: July 26, 2015
Last Online: February 21, 2019

Country: United States
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Basics About Me!

**Updated January 3, 2019*

2019's themes for me are Self-Love and decluttering.

It's cold outside where I live now! That means I can finally start receiving chocolates in packages without it melting. :-) Yay! I welcome any factory sealed chocolates from outside the USA or that are local to your town in the USA. Thank you!

Hearts & Extras

Please don't feel pressured to send extras to receive a heart! Hearts are given if I feel the swap meets requirements and special attention was given to the swap itself, not based on extras. With that said, if you do want to include any extras, please consult my wishlist & likes/dislikes below. I find my craft room bursting at the seams lately and I have an area where I put things to pass on that is also nearly full. If we are partners in a swap and I am to send to you, I will usually tuck in extras unless your profile asks me not to. I try to send extras that are based on your profile. Please realize that if I do not send extras, it only means I didn't have any items in my stash that I thought you'd care for.

The Basics

My name is Mandi. I am 31 years old. I live in Kentucky. I am very happily married. My husband's name is Jerry. As such, I only swap with and communicate with females. It is not due to any sexism, simply a wife heeding to her husband's understandable requests.

I am a stay-at-home-mom. My oldest son's name is Jacob and he is 9 years old and in the 4th grade.

Jacob likes basketball, art supplies (he loves to color and draw), children's crafts, books (he reads chapter books geared toward children aged 10-12 or 5th to 8th grade), and xbox one. He wears a size 12 in clothing.

My second son's name is Callum and he is 3. Callum likes trains, planes, automobiles, stars, the moon, police cars, firetrucks, ambulances, stuffed animals, drawing, Paw Patrol, Chuggington, Thomas the Train, Blippi, dinosaurs, and books geared toward boys his age. He wears a 3T in clothing.

My baby girl is Evelyn. Evie is 1 year old. Since she is so little, she is still developing her own personality. If you'd like to send something for Evie, hair bows are great as are the tiny rubber bands for her hair. This girl has a lot of hair! LOL Clothing is great, as are small age-appropriate toys, or even small bottles of nail polish. She also loves elephants, books for her age, and felt good for her play kitchen. She wears a size 18-month in clothing, socks for age 12-18 months, and a size 4 in baby shoes. She loves girlie-girl things!

I have three pet rats, Niffler, Nox, and Nargle. They enjoy bird toys, ferret tunnels & hammocks, and wood chews.

Hobbies & Interests

Music - Country, alternative rock, classic 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 (even the B-list stuff), fantasy, foreign films, short films. Some favorites include Harry Potter, Amelie, Sarah's Key, Cargo (the short film - the Netflix full-length movie came much later and was nowhere near as good IMHO), Bad Ben (B-list horror), the Final Destination series, the Men in Black trilogy, and the Insidious series.

Crafts - Crochet, papercrafts, sewing, jewelry making.

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 historical fiction, paranormal, sci-fi, horror, mystery, and things I randomly pick up at a bookstore. My "TBR" list is so long and always expanding that I know I'll realistically never be able to read them all, and that makes me incredibly sad. Currently reading my way through the Game of Thrones series.

Radical Self Love - I believe there is no wrong way to have a body. I believe a person's worth does not come from a number on the scale. I believe anyone can wear a bikini at the beach and I believe every person as the right to feel beautiful, because they are, in the skin they're in.

Religion - World religions were always fascinating to me when I was younger. I didn't grow up in a church or a particular religion & religion was never really talked about in my house. As a teenager I believed in Paganism. In my early-20s, I was agnostic. In my mid & late 20s, I was absolutely an atheist. At 29, I found God, joined a local Baptist church, was saved & baptized, and I now participate in a monthly women's Bible study, a monthly craft ministry where we make things for different charities or other donations, and attend church at least every Sunday but more often when I can. I won't "badger" you about religion but if you want to discuss it we can. :-)

Postcard Swap Info

Any PCs that match my Likes list below are great!

I also like touristy, funny, and strange PCs. Just no nudity please.

If in a swap that does not specify whether to send in an envie or naked & stamped, I prefer naked & stamped if you will write something on the back. If you don't know what to write, some suggestions are:

  • Tell me a joke.
  • A quote you like.
  • Recommend a book. Tell me why it's a good read.
  • What are you doing today?
  • Tell me some kind of positive news headline from the past few weeks. Local, national, or world news! (Nothing sad or political please)
  • Go to Wikipedia, click "random article" and tell me a bit about what came up.

If you don't want to write anything, please send it BIE instead.

And obviously, if the swap states BIE/naked, follow the swap please. 😜


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.

Mackie's of Scotland chocolate bars (any variety)

Belgian milk chocolates (any variety)

Yorkie bars from the UK (original)

Any snacks from countries outside the USA (especially chocolate)

Anything from England, Ireland, Scotland, or Italy! Or things featuring landmarks from those places.

Tourist brochures for places in the UK.

Sticker sheets

Holographic stuff

Shiny stuff

Sparkly stuff that doesn't get glitter everywhere

Felt-tip pens

Gift cards or gift card codes for Amazon or Etsy.

Candles (no floral scents)

Unused USA Global Mail Forever stamps

Unused vintage lick & stick USA stamps

Pet bird toys (handmade or store-bought, the internet has a lot of ideas if you Google DIY bird toys, these are for my rats)

Magnets (store bought or handmade) pertaining to my likes list below... or see my Etsy wishlist for other ideas.

Sticker sheets (no kiddie/reward/teacher)

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.

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

Sticker flakes unless I'm in a swap for them.

Planner stickers unless I am in a swap for them or they are on my Etsy wishlist

Items that smell heavily like smoke

Loose confetti or things that will get glitter everywhere when I open the package


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

  • Rats (I have 3 fancy rats as pets)
  • The scent of amber
  • Beachy smells
  • The United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Aliens & UFOs
  • Butterflies
  • Hedgehogs
  • Fairies
  • Unicorns
  • Penguins
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Beaches
  • Seashells
  • Sunsets
  • Mountains
  • Coffee
  • Lemonade
  • Doctor Who
  • Harry Potter
  • Ghosts
  • Zombies
  • Vampires
  • Mythology
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Supernatural
  • Vikings
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Gilmore Girls (especially Luke's Diner)
  • Game of Thrones
  • Criminal Minds
  • Classic Disney
  • Disney/Pixar
  • Body Positivity
  • Autumn
  • Hearts
  • Stars
  • Space
  • Dolphins
  • Ancient Ruins
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip flops
  • Kawaii
  • Bob Ross
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Christian-themed things
  • Jesus

How I Rate & Send

I click send if...

  • I have dropped a stamped package in a blue box.
  • I have given the package to the postal worker, BJ, at the post office (we are on a first name basis lol).
  • I have hit 'send' on an electronic swap.

If you are in the USA and do not receive a swap from me within 2 weeks of my clicking send please PM me and I will happily resend.

If you are outside the USA, please allow 4-6 weeks to receive a swap from me. If that timeframe has passed, please PM me and I'll gladly resend.

If I do not receive a rating for a swap I've sent after a reasonable amount of time, I'll PM you or comment on your profile to inquire whether you've received it and if you have to please take a moment to rate for it. This way I know when you've gotten the swap. Thank you.

I rate based on the rules of Swap-Bot. There are only three different rating criteria: I got my stuff and it met posted swap requirements (5 points); I got my stuff, but it didn't meet the posted swap requirements (3 points); I never got anything (1 point).

Hearts are given if I feel there was real effort put into the swap. Extras are not necessary to receive a heart from me. That being said, if there was clearly little to no effort put into the swap, I don't feel like a heart is deserved (even with extras included) and hearts are solely at the discretion of the receiver. I'm sorry to even have to address this, it just seems like so many people get offended if they don't get a heart. It's not me being ungrateful... I just see hearts to mean "you went above and beyond for this swap", not that you included extras but that you put heart into the swap. 💁‍♀️

I rate the day I get your package from the post office, but I don't go to the post office daily. If you have tracking on your item and it says it's been delivered but I haven't rated it, please give me a few days. I usually pick up my mail at least twice a week, but often times it will be more often.

If I don't receive a swap from someone in my country within 2 weeks, I'll PM them about it. I wait 4-6 weeks to contact international swap partners as I've found that is the typical time frame for receiving swaps.

September 2009

I joined this site in September 2009. I stopped getting online in April 2013 due to sudden unforeseen (private) reasons. I rejoined Swap-Bot in August 2015 with a new profile and had Rachel merge them. All my ratings from the old profile are accessible by clicking "View All" and scrolling down. I also didn't do any swapping from October 2015 (when my 2nd child was born) until January 2017, for personal reasons, but I left on good terms and returned on good terms. If you have any questions about any of this, please PM me.

Tags & RAKs


All sent.


All have been received.

Current Biggest Wishes!

Updated 11 Feb 2019

My current most wished for items are:

Literally anything from this link!


shinyserra rated for Final Round - Notebook 1 on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Great cards. I will keep them traveling. Thank you very much.
Response: Thanks!
Mon1496 rated for brochures, and fun on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: I loooved all the stickers, and the bracelet was so cute. The many different types of unicorns made me smile.
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked everything.
Comment: I'm amazed that the post office was careful with our odd shaped mail, aren't you?!! Good job on the postcard!
Response: Yes, I am very surprised it all seems to have arrived safely! Thanks for rating. Happy swapping.
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW19 Round 1 on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your colourful PC. I will put the book recommendations in my TBR list!
Response: Thank you! I hope you enjoy the books!
mcovey rated for PCEW19 Round 1 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for nice Savannah Pc and note
Response: Thanks for rating. :)
DRMOM rated for MM! February 2019 Profile Surprise on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: LOVE! Thank you for the fancy tea and book pages. I really like the envelope. Thanks again :-)
Response: So glad you liked everything! ❤
goinjenny rated for PCEW19 Round 1 on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy swapping.
Comment: Your answers were very insightful. Thank you for hosting.
Response: Thank you for participating!
Queensmiley2530 rated for FF - One Stamp Surprise on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thank You Mandi for the cute goodies
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: WOWWWWW! This got here so fast and is so, so, so lovely! I'm going to make my son do the maze as he's much faster than me and good at that kind of spatial thing, haha! I'm so happy I got this lovely ATC, too. The embroidery ornament is perfect for me, too. So much to use and love! Thank you for your thoughtful and generous swap! :):):)
Response: I'm so glad you can use this stuff! The mazes are interesting, but difficult and time consuming. LOL if you need the solution, just PM me... The book I have has them in the back!
Mon1496 rated for Package of Random Goodies! on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much it was adorable! the bunny stickers were so cute, and my mother tried to steal them. :P The handmade/embellished note books were wonderful as well!
Response: Hahaha! If I had more of those stickers, I'd send some to your mom! And i hope you find some great things to fill the notebooks with. ❤
jayneblonde002 rated for MM - December 2018 ATC on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: I've just received your ATC. I love it! It's so well made. Thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm glad it arrived safely and that you like it. Happy swapping.
Poohtat rated for PCEW19 Round 1 on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I love flower fairies!
Response: Thank you! I'm happy you like it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and postcards. And wow! I see the one postcard is dated 1944!
Response: You're welcome! And yes, it is a vintage one I picked up at an antique shop.:-)
widelo123 rated for PCEW19 Round 1 on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Mandi, thank you for the beautiful postcard of the Gladie Cabin. Unfortunately my recreational days are over, turning 76 next week. Shirley
Response: Happy birthday Shirley! I am glad you liked the post card
astrodogg rated for MM! January 2019 Profile Comment on Jan 22, 2019
Response: Thank you for rating.
Kathy821 rated for PCEW19 Round 1 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. Right on time with the scriptures too,. Happy New Year.
Response: Thank you!
DRMOM rated for MM! January 2019 Profile Comment on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Giggle. Thanks for the lovely quote :-)
Response: 😁
USAFwife rated for NB 1 Round 5 or 6?? on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty notecard. :) Liked the Air Mail one as well!
Response: Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 325 114 135
Completed Fives Threes Ones
338 434 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
25 166 147 0
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LauraM540 on Feb 20, 2019:

Thanks for the great bunch of ephemera from the Who Likes? CPG swap!

Queensmiley2530 on Feb 18, 2019:

Thank you for the cute birthday card from CPG wishlist

mejulia on Feb 15, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful address labels from my Feb. wishlist.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 15, 2019:

spotteddogs on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for thinking of me for the WW February birthday wish! My downsizing is going fairly well as I only have a year to get it done so have been working hard at it. Good luck to you, too!

kiddomerriweather on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you for the Blind Valentine from my WW February wishlist. Too bad it wasn't raunchy. lmao! It was pretty funny though.

goinjenny on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you for the wishes in AWG

crochetjunkie on Feb 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the homemade cotton pillowcase from my wishlist on Swaps & Wishes!! I love it!! I love the vintage blue fabric you used! I was tickled pink when I opened the envelope!! Thank you, thank you!!

astrodogg on Feb 1, 2019:

MM! February 2019 Profile Comment

Mail Deadline: Feb 13, 2019

ID: astrodogg

I hope you feel loved and appreciated on Valentine’s Day, and each and every day because you deserve it!

Happy Valentines Day!


Tryph on Jan 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for sharing a bit of you and your life. I appreciate it. (January Wishlist group.)

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