Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 10:50 pm


Date Joined: October 23, 2014
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: August 26, 1971
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Mindy. I'm 47. I've lived in New Hampshire all of my life. I've been with my boyfriend, Packy, for 13 years. I have 4 beautiful daughters that mean everything to me. My oldest is Kaila 29, Marissa 25, Shania 20 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 third year of college and Ciera is in her first year of college 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. I enjoy making junk journals and I'm always up for a private junk journal swap. I owned a child care center for 10 years. I sold it to a Charter School. Now I am a Service Coordinator/Supervisor. 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 whole food/plant based diet. I try to avoid processed food so please don't send me candy.


*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!


mysnailmailadventure rated for Christmas Letter on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Hello, Mindy! I'm so sorry to be rating you so late. School is now back in full swing for me, and as normal, I tend to put my letters aside for some time while I adjust to my schedule. I wanted to thank you for the very thoughtful letter you've written! I found it so interesting and fun to read. I enjoyed reading about your Christmas decorations & traditions, as well as your wonderful family! You seem to cherish every moment spent with your children, which I think is very beautiful and irreplaceable. I hope this new year will be a blessing to you and your family! Happy swapping!! :)
adaywithmom rated for SS: Send me some punches! on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: You spoiled me!! Thank you for all the wonderful bits of loveliness!! I can't wait to craft with them.
Comment: (((Mindy!!!))) I received your pocket letter today and it is absolutely gorgeous!! Oh my gosh! I love how each card spelled out Christmas, the front AND back are amazing and the goodies...I LOVE IT ALL! If I had to pick a fav it would be the adorable felt polar bear sticker - I've never seen one and it's precious. :) Thank you so much again. HUGE smile and great swap
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card!
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the cute, cute, cute card.
pennypuppy rated for Semi-MEGA Christmas Card Swap! on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: My apologies for the late rating. I was going through swaps and I did find a card from you for this swap that I missed rating. Thank you and Happy New Year!
KitsuneSK rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful stationary papers! And the gift tags and everything, I loved it all. Thanks again!
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.

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