Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2018 7:12 pm


Date Joined: October 23, 2014
Last Online: January 14, 2018
Birthday: August 26, 1971
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Mindy. I'm 46. I've lived in New Hampshire all of my life. I've been with my boyfriend, Packy, for 12 years. I have 4 beautiful daughters that mean everything to me. My oldest is Kaila 29, Marissa 24, Shania 19 and Ciera 18. I love it when we can all get together which isn't as often as it used to be. Shania is in her second year of college and Ciera is in 12th grade and is busy playing basketball. When I'm not attending sporting events, I really enjoy doing lots of different crafts. I'm always looking for something new to create. However, my favs will always be crocheting, plastic canvas and making Christmas ornaments. My recent obsession is making junk journals. I owned a child care center for 10 years. I sold it to a Charter School. Now I am a Service Coordinator. I set up elderly with services that will help keep them in their homes as long as possible and supervise over 20 Direct Support Providers I love my job. I also eat a Vegan diet.


*Christmas music. I secretly listens to it in my car throughout the year.


*Shabby chic. I find it so pretty and elegant.

*Vintage. Especially shirts, dresses and jewelry

*Brooches. I wear one almost every day.

*Dunkin Donuts coffee. I should just have an IV put directly into my vein considering how much I drink!

*Sweater clips. My Mom makes jewelry and I asked her to make me one for a cardigan I bought. I loved it so much I asked my honey to get me a bunch of cardigans for Christmas and I asked my Mom to make me more sweater clips. It's like a 1950's thing, but I'm gonna bring them back, lol. My fav outfit is a pair of jeans, tank top and cardigan with a sweater clip.

*Yarn, bright colors. I love to crochet and bright colors make me happy!

*Christmas anything. I totally have OCD=Obsessive Christmas Disorder!

*Sweet scented candles. My Mom always saved candles for "best" when I was younger. Not me, I burn them every day! My daughters do too.

*I love Disney anything, but especially Villains. Maleficent is my fav.

*Anything PINK or sparkley. How can one not smile when they see something pink and sparkly?

*I like refurbishing furniture. I really like to make something old look new and fresh. I'm proudest of a flaked deacon bench that I sanded down and restained. It's gorgeous and I got it at a yard sale for $5!

*Flea market finds. I have a huge Christmas Village display and I got most of the pieces at flea markets. I've also bought most of my brooches there.

*Plastic canvas. I bought a huge bin full of plastic canvas sheets and books at a flea market about 7 years ago and I've been hooked ever since. I like to do it when I watch tv cuz it keeps my hands busy. I especially like to make PC Christmas ornaments!

*Crochet. My Grandmother taught me when I was 8 years old. I especially like to make afghans, pillows and Christmas stockings.

*Colorful fabric. I like to make colorful block quilts and pillow cases. I'm still fairly new to sewing. I would love to learn how to make tote bags and purses but my attempts have been less than successful so far.

*Bling. I like blingy things. What can I say....I see something sparkly and I'm like a deer caught in headlights.

*DIY projects. I'm a crafty queen at heart.

*Interior decorating, especially at Christmas. I LOVE decorating for Christmas. That's why I start in November and keep it up til January. I decorate for all of the holidays.

*Cooking and trying new recipes. I love cooking new things....just wish my kids weren't so picky!

*Yankee candles, especially the sweet scents. I love vanilla, buttercream, peppermint, sweet pea, maple and all fruit scents. I'm not a big fan of the flowery scents.

*Pinterest. I can get lost on Pinterest for hours. It just sucks me in and before I know it, I've lost 2 hours of my life!

*Hosting parties! like cookie swaps.

*I love watching my daughters' Basketball, Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse games.

*Hummus. Yummy! Especially, garlic flavored!



*Finding new Vegan recipes.

Favorite Television

*Sons of Anarchy (The series finale was on 12/9/14! Boo hoo!)

*Walking Dead. I originally thought this show was stupid but 2 of my daughters always watched it so I watched it with them. It grows on you and each season gets better.

*American Horror Story. This show is so freaky. It's like a train wreck....I just can't look away.

*Vikings. The men in this are HOT!

*Homeland. Great plot lines.

*Once Upon A Time. I just love how Rumplestiltskin says, "Dearie"!

*Family Guy. So stupid, it's funny.

*Simpsons. Been watching this for over 25 years!

*American Dad. Again, so stupid, it's funny.


Favorite Books

*Amish books. I find it interesting how they live and their sense of community.

*Mythical books. Great when I want to escape the real world.

*Chicken soup for the soul books. I have 6 Christmas versions I like to reread.

*Harry Potter. For the nerd in me.

Obviously, I read a variety of different books.

I'm the kind of person that can picture the story in my mind while I'm reading it as if I'm watching it on a movie screen. Sometimes I'm so involved in the book that when I take a break, it takes me a few minutes to adjust to reality, lol.

I have to take breaks from reading sometimes because it can suck up so much of my life!

I also enjoy listening to audio books in my car because sometimes I travel far for my job.

Favorite Movies

*A Christmas Story

*Jim Carrey version of The Grinch

*All the Hallmark christmas movies

*Harry Potter movies, I'm such a dork

*Anything with Robert DeNiro

*Any Christmas movie


*smoking. I hate it when the scent gets into my clothes. Yuck!

*rude people. I don't understand why some people have to use a pissed off tone when they speak to someone. You get a lot more when your kind towards others.

*onions. I wish I liked them because so many people use them when they cook. I gag when I eat them.

*Mushrooms. I gag when I eat these too. My Mom loves them.

*extremely late raters. I can't stand it when 2 weeks go by after I send something and they still haven't rated me. It leaves me wondering if they ever got it or if it got lost.

*no more stickers! Unless they are Christmas stickers.

Swap Ethics

I promise to send all swaps on time to the best of my ability. If an emergency arises, I will respectfully notify any and all partners if my swap will be delayed in any way. Most of my swaps are mailed the same day I receive my partners, as I start working on them as soon as I sign up. If you do not receive a swap on time from me, please notify me so that I can make it up to you. If you didn't get my swap, it was probably something out of my control so please give me the chance to rectify it before you give me a low rating and ruin my chances for future swaps.I will treat everyone with the same respect I would like to be treated with. Swap-bot is a lot of fun to be a part of and I will do my best to make it remain a positive experience for myself and others.


I rate the same day I receive a swap so if I haven't rated you, I haven't received your swap yet. I understand life can get in the way so if your running a little late and you message me to give me a heads up, I will not give you a poor rating. I just don't want to have to chase people to see what happened to their swap. I do not compare members' swaps. I realize some people have more money and/or more time than others. As long as you met the requirement, I will give you a 5. If I felt like you really put some extra effort into your swap, I will give a heart. I will also try to give a comment so you will know how I liked it. I love when members post comments on my swaps-it lets me know what I did good and what I can improve on. So far this has been lots of fun. It's nice to go to the mailbox and have something besides a bill or junk mail. I also like the idea that I might of put a smile on someone's face when they receive my swap!


noone7212 rated for After Christmas Cards (USA) on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card! I'm glad other people still watch the Simpsons :-) It's a great show still, IMHO, just in a different way than it was before. Merry New Year!
Comment: I love the tags! Usually like how you sewed around the edges of some of them. The envelope was split on both ends, so I hope nothing fell out. All that was in there was the 5 tags.
Ac2052 rated for WIYM: Merry 'lil AFTER x-mas book on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: This is an amazing journal! You really put your heart into creating it - it shows! I am so in love with it! 100 hearts! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
kaypendragon rated for ATC / use Christmas Cards on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Margothecat rated for After Christmas Cards (USA) on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much - I love the cards you sent to me, and I will be thrilled to use them next Christmas!
Gaelan rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks muchly for the awesome cards! Happy New Year! And happy swapping!
jinxspinx rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you! All 3 cards were nice. :) Happy new year.
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of Christmas cards!
Comment: Thank you!
gizmodust rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #4 on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I've got most of my Christmas things packed away already. We're having such a cold spell that I don't want to leave the house. The HIGH temp today was below zero !!! Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards - I like them very much!! :)
Comment: Thank you for the card. Happy 2018!
LindaW rated for Christmas Writing Swap on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your Christmas. It seemed very fun and festive.
Comment: A happy Christmas to you and yours! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ
Comment: A happy Christmas to you and yours! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ
Comment: Love the cute card you sent. Thank you & Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. May you get all you wish for. :) Merry Christmas!
noone7212 rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card! I'm glad there are still others out there who like Snoopy and the Simpsons:-) Happy Christmas!

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