Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 4:29 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2015
Last Online: October 17, 2018

Country: United States
Etsy Wishlist Under $5
Etsy Wishlist Over $5

Basics About Me!

Updated October 3, 2018

I am at a point in my swapping where I am mostly going to be doing religious swaps, postcard swaps, note card swaps, and journal swaps. I am also enjoying granting wishes in groups as well.

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.

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 7-9), and xbox one. He wears a size 8/M in clothing.

My second son's name is Callum and he is 2. Callum likes trains, planes, automobiles, stars, the moon, police cars, firetrucks, ambulances, stuffed animals, drawing, Paw Patrol, Chuggington, Thomas the Train, 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 wears a size 24-month in clothing.

I have two pet fancy rats, named Dumbledore and Niffler. 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), Bad Ben (B-list horror), the Final Destination series, the Men in Black trilogy, and the Insidious series.

Crafts - Crochet, papercrafts, sewing, and I've recently gotten interested in 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.

Body Positivity and Health at Every Size - I believe there is no wrong way to have a body. I believe every body can be healthy, whether they are thin, fat, muscular, etc. 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 their 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. :-)


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.

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

Sticker sheets

Holographic stuff

Shiny stuff

Sparkly stuff that doesn't get glitter everywhere

Felt-tip pens

Lace ribbon

Small metal charms

Tassel keychains or pendants

Gift cards or gift card codes for Amazon or Etsy.

Fleece, flannel, cotton, or terry cloth fabric (at least 6 inch x 6 inch please) or any size scraps of burlap, muslin, bamboo, or cheesecloth fabrics.

Interesting ephemera for my junk journals that pertain to my "likes" list below.

Tourist brochures


Maps of anywhere (and any size)

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.

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.

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.

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 as I don't use them for a planner, but for decorating letters & journals.

Items that smell heavily like smoke


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

  • Rats (I have 2 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




Comment: You are too sweet. Thank you so much for remembering the kids. Mason's been really sick today with 103 temperature so what a perfect time for him to receive the stickers. I love the card. Amazing how God just seems to use others to say just the perfect thing! Great answers and great swap. Thanks so much !
Response: Hope Mason gets well soon. And thank you for joining the swap. Part 2 will be up soon!
knitterofhats rated for FF: Profile Surprise Swap on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I love the soap - used it this morning - yay!!!
Response: So glad it arrived and that you like it!
Vickyen rated for FF - Happy Halloween on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Mandi! Thanks for the fun Halloween card and share! Sounds like you all will be very busy having fun! Happy Halloween! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Happy Halloween!
littlemissme84 rated for I Love My Body Because... on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the resend.
Response: So glad this one arrived! Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you! I enjoy reading your responses!
Response: Thank you for participating! Hope you'll join me for the one for Luke (in PW)
shinyserra rated for Journal of Individuality on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for a great decorated journal! Also the bracelet is so pretty and fits great. I will have a lot of fun going through this and reading your entries :)
Response: I'm so glad you like the bracelet and that it fits!
jandmterry rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer-September on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: I loved hearing from you weekly! Thank you for all your goodies this month. I love the coloring book.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed this swap!
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap. It's always interesting to see how another person interprets and receives a Scripture text. There were many oft-quoted ones in this study.
Response: I enjoy seeing other interpretations of Scripture as well. And I find the questions help me to reflect on what I've read.
hollycm6 rated for Private notebook 2, round 1 on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! Enjoy!
Response: Thanks! Looking forward to it!
shinyserra rated for NB 1 / Round 2 on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much :)
Response: Thank you!
Queensmiley2530 rated for Unused US Postage Stamps #2 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another great swap
Response: Thanks for rating!
manachai rated for Mail Tag on a Post Card #3 on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Got your PC! London's amongst my dream destination too!
Response: Thank you for rating!
USAFwife rated for Notebook 1 USAFwife to Msturgill87 on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies :)
Response: Thanks for participating! :-)
polyk rated for Famous Fierce Females on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Great choice - definitely one of top ladies of history!! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she had two Nobel Prizes! I only knew about one!
Response: Thanks for rating! I had fun doing this swap. :-) She's definitely one of my favorite women in history.
Queensmiley2530 rated for Unused US Postage Stamps on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stamps and extras. I loved this swap
Response: Thanks! I'm going to make this a series so keep an eye out!
shinyserra rated for NP: Notebook 1, Round 1 on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! I cant wait to get working on this :)
Response: Glad it arrived safely! Thanks for participating. I'm super excited about this.
Kathy821 rated for TCHH ~ Verse of the Month PC on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. How right you are! So easy to let eyes wonder if we aren't careful. I love the card too. Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Blessings.
Vickyen rated for September 2018 Letter on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Mandie! What a fun way to share about your September! Happy Early B-day to your hubby! Wow, that's a bunch of CDs! Yes, once the kiddos are back in school, lots of Mom stuff to do with them - hope you have a wonderful time! Going to the school sounds awesome, one of my favorite things to do! Thanks for the goodie and share! Always fun to have you as a partner! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating & happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I really enjoy the Bible study swaps. Are you going to teach VBS again next year?
Response: I think so. I had a lot of fun this year doing it. :)
Comment: I enjoyed getting to know you :) Thanks for the tea!
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 278 94 105
Completed Fives Threes Ones
287 382 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
23 141 123 0
View all


pianoheart on Oct 16, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard and stamps for the "I collect..." forum tag.I love the heron card and owl stamp :)

Artistic on Oct 16, 2018:

For the last week and a half, I've been asking people if they sent me a package labeled Do Not Open Until 5,000 Words. No one claimed responsibility and I was flummoxed. So I put the package in my NaNo box and figured the mystery would be solved in November. I had extra incentive to write fast to hit the 5K mark. Today, I realized it was mid-October already and I hadn't granted any wishes in the AWG group for the month. I headed over there and it dawned on me: hey, that mystery package may have come from here! And sure enough, I saw your message in the Sent thread. Thank you for the thrill of anticipation. I'll let you know when I get to 5K next month.

stephiedee on Oct 16, 2018:

Your Hurricane Clean-Out RAK ATCs are in the mail!

mejulia on Oct 15, 2018:

Thank you for the great address labels for my Oct. wishlist.

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 15, 2018:

I'm joining in the thank you train for the oh so cute address labels! 💜

zurdoswifey on Oct 14, 2018:

Thanks so much for the super cute address labels for my AWG October wishes

kiddomerriweather on Oct 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the PC's and PC stamps from my October AATW wishlist. It was so nice for you to think of me. I look forward to your next letter, too. :)

LMeowkin on Oct 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the card and note from AATW! It was nice to hear from you!

orneryswife on Oct 13, 2018:

Thank you for the address labels for October's AWG list. 💟

AlishaK on Oct 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful address labels. My husband was so super excited when he brought the envelope in with the husker label. Then when I opened the envelope he was even more excited. I really appreciate them.

Login to leave a comment now!