Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2019 9:50 pm


Date Joined: December 18, 2011
Last Online: March 12, 2017
Birthday: February 13
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello. My name's Ari. I am excited to be apart of the swap-bot project. I am an avid reader, cooker, and postcard-collector. Looking forward to swapping with people from all types of cultures, traditions and mind-sets.

I am now back home, right before I begin my masters program. Currently, I work in a non-profit organization where we teach nutrition to students PreK-8th grade! It's a lot of fun, and makes me excited to be closer to my nutrition goals.

While I spend a little time in the "9-5", I want to get back into swapping every once in awhile. Hope to swap with you soon!

P.S. I restrict dairy, meat, eggs and wheat from my diet. Please keep that in mind for any swaps we do together. Thank you!

Favorite Music

Anything musical related..

Favorite Books

I Capture the Castle

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Girl with a Pearl Earring


So B. It

The Blue Plate Special

How to Say Goodbye in Robot

Kite Runner


A Thousand Splendid Suns


Walking Naked

Say Goodbye, Gracie

The Glass Castle

Just to name a few...I love mostly all I read. And like memoirs too.

Favorite Movies

Phantom of the Opera

Sweeney Todd

Pursuit of Happyness

Fat Albert

Nanny Diaries

A Little Princess

The Artist

The Secret Garden

Paper Moon

Favorite Television

Top Chef

Master Chef



Favorite Crafts

Collecting postcards (see my postcrossing for ideas)

Letter Writing

New Adventures


Cooking/Baking---this is a must some days when the cafeteria food is just not up to par

Organizing family events and vacations

Colorful things

Reaching my goals

Non-Craft Favorites







I really prefer non-touristy postcards unless...

*You recommend visiting there

*It is some sort of marketplace whether that be food or "flea"

*It's just must be known to the world

*The scenery is life-changing

Other postcards I enjoy:

*Odd or out-of-the-box

*Discussion-al Value

Any postcard you enjoy will do. I'm sure I'll enjoy it as well.

Feel free to also look at my postcrossing for some ideas..


This list is really like the "ink on the paper". It is something to be read and considered as you sort of get the vibe of me, dissect my photo and just go with your gut feelings. Part of the fun of all this is seeing me through your own eyes.


Not much black

Nothing Artificial

"Odd" Kitchen Objects/Gadgets--Prefer it to be something I cannot necessarily buy myself.


World Map

Cultural T-Shirts (size small)

Ingredients (as long as vegan and completely safely packaged)


Unique/Unusual Teas--Loose or Bagged (I especially enjoy herbal (but not "artificial" fruit teas)

Documentaries/Independent Films--especially pertaining to food systems

Your local newspaper

Hayao Miyazaki Things


"Unique" Playing Cards

No cosmetics or perfumes- bars of soap are OK if each ingredient actually exists in nature and is "real"/"all-naturally" vegan and herbal

No shampoos or body-washes

No candles--except I am looking for something to make my dorm room smell really nice that is not like febreze, but something actually real...

Stamps--why are they always increasing? =O

Snacks--especially to dip my tea into!


Please ask before sending anything you are unsure of.

Smoke free. No nudity or anything "inappropriate."


GreenDuck rated for Totebag Swap on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the bag! I love it! xx
Response: I am happy you like it! It was a fun challenge to find a good bag for you. Thanks so much for taking part in my swap!
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome teas! I can't wait to try all the interesting new ones :) I won't be studying in Germany, but working as a nanny :) thank you again and happy swapping!
1happyday rated for Big tea envie - NEWBIE friendly on Mar 7, 2015
Coss rated for 4 Postcards In An Envelope #3 on Mar 6, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the postcards.
snoop rated for Postcard Friends on Jul 28, 2014
Comment: must have missed this,sorry
SumYungGui rated for Just-a-Postcard on Mar 20, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
quirkyish rated for Just-a-Postcard on Mar 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the card!
darzy30 rated for February profile based PC Int'l on Feb 28, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Your school sounds very interesting! I wish my MBA program had been like that!
JackieBrown rated for Postcard Pals! #2 on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your card, I will write back soon, but I was really busy last weeks.
Sleepy rated for A Week of Postcards USA #2 on Jul 30, 2013
Comment: It was interesting to see the order of these. Cards 2 & 3 arrived first on the same day, then # 1, then # 5 and finally # 4. I'm going to have to try the key lime pie recipe, as that is one of my favorites.
mamabear2 rated for Veggie Recipe Swap on Jul 24, 2013
Comment: Hi Ari Thank you for the corn receipt I am going to try it this weekend Hugs
ichbinliz rated for Teas Around the World 2 on Jul 22, 2013
Comment: Thanks for your mail and card :) Excited to try it!
anandatashie rated for A Week of Postcards USA on Jun 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap! You sent such gorgeous postcards - so colorful and artistic! I enjoyed reading your thoughts too. The comment about time being relative is very powerful. And, summer heat? We've actually had a cool front and will have 80s this week. For Oklahoma, that is absolutely fantastic in July! I wish we could avoid 100s for the whole summer, but it usually happens. Did you decide to go to the amusement park? :)
Response: Heya Tasha, I really wanted to make it a more personable experience. I feel like sometimes people are not cold, but not there. Anyways, I think I shall go with them to the park. It's supposed to be sometime later this month. As long as they go before I have to leave again for school. I'm crossing my fingers for you that it'll be a cooler summer. Have a great fourth!!
Comment: Thank you so very much! I'm so sorry I am so late rating this, I don't know how I missed it.
Response: Eh..it happens to the best of us. And then you forget you even sent anything like this. D= Thank you for the heart.
Annaomar rated for 6 Word Book Summary on Jun 24, 2013
Comment: Great card. I agree - i thought it would be easy but choosing the right 6 words was really hard. Your 6 make the book sound intriguing - i will investigate further.
Response: Hope you may enjoy it.
martingale rated for 6 Word Book Summary on Jun 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and the 6 words. I hadn't heart of the book, so I will look it up.
Response: Do! I hope you might enjoy it. Wishing you many happy reading days, and thanks for the heart.
Newberlin rated for Teas Around the World 2 on Jun 15, 2013
Comment: Hi, thank you so much for the nice teas and note! :) I'm doing fine but the weather here isn't. Today is stormy and it has been raining a lot and way too cold for June.
Response: I hope the weathers beginning to pick up now. =) Thank you for the heart.
elvenfire rated for Teas Around the World 2 on Jun 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks for great looking teas :)
Response: You got that scary fast! Enjoy!
pernie123 rated for Teas Around the World on May 11, 2013
Comment: Great teas, thanks.
Response: Happy sipping.
Magali rated for Teas Around the World on May 11, 2013
Comment: Thanks a lot for your interesting teas and the nice little note!
Response: I hope you'll enjoy them.

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1happyday on Mar 7, 2015:

Thanks for the tea! I can't wait to try some of the ones I've never heard of!

daichki on Mar 6, 2015:

Thank you for the tea bags via Swap Tag!

anandatashie on Jun 21, 2013:

I received your first postcard today for the week of pcs swap - what a stunning b&w photo! Thank you. :)

kitterslady18 on Apr 24, 2013:

I Capture the Castle and The Glass Castle are lovely lovely books. Just passing by, reading your profile since we are both in the Tea's Around the World Swap. Hope you have a great day!

AZmom875 on Feb 23, 2013:

I wrote my postcard today, and I am going to drop it in the blue box by my house, the PO is a mile away. It should go out Monday.

zurdoswifey on Feb 23, 2013:

Oops... forgot to let you know your Feb Pc for every day 15-28 went out =)

Momskii on Feb 21, 2013:

Good Morning: your postcard for postcard a day 15-28 will go out tonight on my way home from work. Please let me know if its missing any info that you think it needs and I will send another. thanks

CaptainG71 on Feb 12, 2013:

postcard for 1-14 sent out to you on friday.. :)

zurdoswifey on Feb 9, 2013:

Oops I missed part of the swap;... PC a day 1-14 Feb swap... this was mailed out to you awhile ago

bythelakemom on Feb 9, 2013:

I just reread the swap and see that we are suppose to say when the card went out. Sorry about that it went the other day.

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