Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 10:47 am


Date Joined: January 14, 2015
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: August 27, 1961
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miss them, I try to fill my time with educational things (just got 2 degrees in the last 7 years), research, archiving (historical documents - one of my degrees).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!


slckad rated for When Was The Last Time.... on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: I enjoyed reading your "When was the last time..." list you sent me! I also loved the stationery extras you included as well! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi Mary, thank you for reading my profile! Yes, I am a very bubbly person. I didn't know it showed through on my profile ha ha. Thanks for the deco and the extra goodies!
AmandaThePenPal rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #79 on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
institches rated for One Deco Book - October on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating, been busy here. Fun theme, can't wait to do it!
pamwinters rated for Happy Notecard October #2 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and enclosures, Mary! Enjoy the fall season and happy swapping (:
Comment: Everything you sent is just so lovely. It's obvious you put a lot of time and thought I to it and I really loved it all. Thank you!
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: Round Robin Pen Pal #17 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Hi Mary! I LOVE your entry in the Janell's journal--really special. It was so neat to see all your little drawings/stickers--it really added to your post. I'm so glad fall is here, too! It's my favorite--mostly because I detest summer so I'm happy for anything else! ha! Thanks, too, for the little Halloween goodies. Much appreciated.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Halloween/Autumn themed swap and the cute travel stickers! :D
Comment: Very thoughtfully put together happy mail. What a cute striped bag and love the craft paper cards with delicate sparkly pen accents! Fun Disney villain postage, too.
Comment: Hi Mary, Thanks for the great Halloween envie and the fun goodies inside. I really like the butterfly die cut and the glittery cards.
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful goodies :-)
Comment: WOW! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies you sent Mary!! I love every single thing - the diecuts, the beautiful napkin, the leaves, the stickers and the GORGEOUS trees that you used your sparkle pen on. Great swap!
Comment: 🌼 Love it all! Thanks! 🌼
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies❣❣
user5778 rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #76 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the FSs and the goodies and note. Love Alabama football, nothing better.
Comment: Thanks for the nice deco and extras!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! I love everything but the ice cream stickers are my favorite!

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CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

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!


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