Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2017 1:11 pm


Date Joined: January 14, 2015
Last Online: May 25, 2017
Birthday: August 27
Country: United States

About Me

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miss them, I try to fill my time with educational things (just got 2 degrees in the last 7 years), research, archiving (historical documents - one of my degrees).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!


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.
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
Comment: Hi Mary! Thank you so much for a fun envelope of goodies!
Comment: Thank you for the envie of goodies!!!
Comment: Thanks! Yes, I am sure I will be able to use your choices. I have been making postcards and things like maps are my fav!
Response: Thank you! I am so glad!
Comment: thank you so much love the Glamping papers..
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: I love love love everything you included. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Hi Mary! So nice to swap together again! I loved your note and hearing about your Maine Coon cat--so glad you rescued him from a life in a basement! You chose such special things to send--love the stickers and those sweet little kitty notes. Thanks for sending me a VERY cheery note, too!
Response: Awww, thank you!
crystals3 rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #54 on May 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome!
HappyMom rated for Friendship Book Swap #4 on May 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the FBs, stickers and devotional card - Hope you have a nice weekend!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Love your deco book! I can't wait to decorate a page. Thank you for the stickers and Rosealie loved the Hello Kitty paper.
Response: Thank you! And you are welcome!
KatlynAva rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End April on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nature-y items!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun bits. The little Flow books are super cute and the 'Perfect Robot' is def strange.
Response: You are welcome!
FiveAcres rated for USAHM: Handmade card on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. I especially liked the dog stickers on the envelope. The Flow Book items will come in handy. I started researching Flowish journals after reading your profile.
Response: aww, thank you very much! Yes, I love flow book and hope to find, or perhaps to make, some flowish book swaps!
institches rated for One Deco Book - April on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: Well guess what arrived today? I guess we just needed to start talking about it before it made an appearance..lol. Love the sticker, Harley had a little more black to him, but otherwise it looks just like him. Thank you for sending and thinking of me.
Response: I am so glad you got it! Thank you for letting me know! I hope you have a blessed day!
rubiannee1979 rated for SMSUSA: March 2017 Happy Mail! on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: you are welcome :)
shirleyinCA rated for SMSUSA: April 2017 Happy Mail! on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a fun assortment in my happy mail - I especially like the flow teacups and postcard and the classy big letter MN card! And of course that tiny little hedgehog!
Response: Thank you! I love doing happy mail!

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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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