Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2017 9:38 am


Date Joined: January 14, 2015
Last Online: August 17, 2017
Birthday: August 27, 1961
Country: United States

About Me

July/August 2017 - Am going to be slow doing swaps for the meanwhile. Why? Because I am rearranging, organizing, sorting, cleaning, clearing out, etc. . .my apartment. And yes, trying to create a new and better crafting/pen palling area!

I am very easy to please! I just enjoy whatever I get and if I cannot use it, I will pass it onto someone who can, but generally I hold onto things as they are gifts to me!

NOTE: If by any chance, postage is due on any of my letters/packages to you, please let me know and I will pay! I just got a (cheap) kitchen scale which I am using to measure the envelopes. It is trial and error as I am trying to ensure the correct postage is paid. (usually, I put too much postage on)

Jan. 14, 2017 UPDATE: I have an income now and will start participating in swaps again. How I missed them!

I try to work very hard on sending fun swaps and realize not everyone will be happy (we can't please everyone). Yet, when someone forgets to give a heart, that makes me look like I am not a good swapper and it saddens me. I give it my best.

If any of my mail does not make it to you, please let me know! I would greatly appreciate it!

I am a middle aged woman with some physical limitations, yet still kicking it up! I love laughter and fun things as well as doing crafts, crochet, helping others, watching real shows (like the Alaska shows on Discovery, National Geographic and Animal Planet). My kids are grown. Even though I miss them, I try to fill my time with educational things (just got 2 degrees in the last 7 years), research, archiving (historical documents - one of my degrees).

Oh, I love love love MAPLE candy. It is so hard to find! The only one I can find has a nut in it which I cannot eat (but I HAVE sucked the candy off the nut, lol)

Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet, paint, and do paper crafts. I love putting things together from kits (bird houses, jewelry boxes, etc.).

UPDATE: I am now into paper crafts and Flowish journals!

Favorite Books

I love non-fiction!

Educational; Self help; Biography

Favorite Television

History Channel


National Geographic

The Little Couple

The Big Bang Theory

Impractical Jokers


  • Wolves
  • Nature/Forest/Mountain scenes
  • Alaska
  • Birds
  • Birdhouses
  • Vines
  • Wind chimes
  • Gardens
  • FBs
  • Pens/pencils
  • Stickers
  • Stationary
  • Note cards
  • Autumn
  • Reminisce magazine
  • Appalachian Mountains (pronounced "apple-at-cha")
  • Woods/Trees
  • Anything made of wood/burlap/hemp/natural fibers
  • Woodland animals
  • Earth tones
  • Survival/Self Reliance
  • National Park Quarters (I have yet to find these!)
  • Miniatures
  • Made in America tags, logos, etc.
  • Do you have local attractions like little museums or parks or what not? I would love the brochures they put out!

Don't Like.

  • Horror anything
  • Anything of X nature
  • Anything of controversial or political issues
  • Mustaches/sideburns

Please note: I like nuts but can NOT eat them, so nothing with them please.


I would like to see what an ATC, smash book and deco book look like.

(Check now on deco book and ATC!)

More info!

I am a fun loving person, so much so that I just got my degree in Parks and Recreation where we learn the art of playing! (There is so much more to the degree than that :) ). I love History! And I hope to find a historic site that I can work in their archives (I also have a degree in Archival Studies). I am fascinated with old documents, pictures, articles, etc.

I love to study self sufficiency, especially when on a budget.

I LOVE crafting of many sorts! And I LOVE handmade items such as furniture from branches, handwoven cloth, dishes, etc....anything that you can find in the Foxfire books! Stories, songs, old games played, old holiday traditions.

Favorite Music Bluegrass! Coming from the ONLY university in the world that now has a degree in bluegrass! I loved sitting on campus doing my school work and listening to the many students who practiced their music!

Praise and Worship

God's Girl

Isaiah 54:17

No Weapons formed against me shall prosper; for every tongue which rises against me I shall condemn. For this is the heritage of the servants of the lord and their righteousness is of me, sayeth the Lord.

Although I love Jesus with all my heart, I do not celebrate Christmas or Easter as a religious holiday. I prefer to honor Him in a different way. No, I am not a JW.

Now, I do enjoy the other aspects of Christmas, so snowmen, or cute mice or Thomas Kinkaid scenes or things like that I am ok with!


Sending kudos to those who have gone the extra mile!

To kiddo47 - Thank you so much for the awesome angelled swap for the Wild and Wacky holidays - May when my partner flaked on me!

(adding also when I find your names - maple candy and maple cookies!


mjhaertling rated for One Deco Book - June on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Love the theme (travel) of this deco book. I had misplaced it so sorry for this late rate. I missed signing up for the July swap, but hope I get back in for August. thank ypou for the picture of Lillian Gish. Hope to be able to use that in an art project.
Comment: Thanks for sharing , the PC, note card and stamps. And I loved your not too. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you! So sorry for the delay in rating!
Comment: Thanks for great items Mary! Marc
tamtamlee rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #16 on Jun 28, 2017
Jjean rated for Bible Study Swap #1 on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting answers and so glad you typed, easy for me to read + I can keep the list...thank you also for the nice extras...can always use the cards & paper...:) guess I make too many notes.... :) :)
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study on Wisdom on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved reading your answers and wisdom of the Bible. Hugs, Diane
shannonlinde rated for TCHH: Sending Smiles :) on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of smiles! This was a fun swap! I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Robinarie rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #60 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Kraftylady777 rated for A Simple Woman's Day #28 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
foxyroxy912 rated for Happy Notecard June #1 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Loved the notecard and the cute stickers! Thanks so much.
LittleDonnaGirl rated for TCHH: Sending Smiles :) on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: Your happy mail certainly made me smile. :-) Thank you so much for the reasons to eat chocolate, stamps, Jolie's jewels which I have never seen before, and other goodies! :)
AmandaThePenPal rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #55 on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
123Poggy123 rated for USAHM: Send a handmade card on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Quit being so hard on yourself. This is a pretty card.
craftykat68 rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #59 on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi tape an I love the two ideas about chocolate!I will fill out the sheets and pass them on.😊😊
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: Your slam is cute and I'm looking forward to answering your questions! Thank you for the stickers and handout as well!
shinyserra rated for One Deco Book - May on May 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great deco and cute extras :)
Comment: Oh how adorable, the variety you sent me. Thank you for making me some rooster cut-outs. The fairy children, my daughter wants. I gave her just a few. The cartoon and notecards made me smile. Thank you for going above and beyond on this swap. Have a great week.
supersquirrel rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #57 on May 22, 2017
Comment: Hello My Mary! Such a darling squirrel greeting in my mailbox. I swear, if anyone is watching me collect my mail, they would think I was such a silly girl cuz squirrels make me dance! Thank you for all the sheets and the cute stickers and the notecard.

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midwestkiwi on Apr 15, 2017:

Aww. What a sweet thank you for the RAK. You are most welcome, and THANK YOU for the cute stickers--I love bees.

yvonne401 on Apr 15, 2017:

I'm glad you liked the prize from CSG bingo!



ladydy5 on Mar 20, 2017:

welcome to our great swap with great swappers So join in Thriftstore Find group

petaluda on Mar 15, 2017:

I want to say a big "Thank you Mary" for my February WTA ( swaps in USA group) I love the elegant stationary, the butterflies stickers and the red/ pink love jar stickers :) Have a blessed day Kalliopi

yvonne401 on Mar 14, 2017:

Congratulations for winning bingo in the Christian Swappers Group!



jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 ! welcome to the swap! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

RyeRye on Aug 27, 2016:



ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 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!

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


RyeRye on Jul 28, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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