Date Joined: May 10, 2017
Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: April 1, 1994
Country: United States
Hey y'all! My name is Amanda and I'm 25 years old. I live in the United States - Missouri to be exact, just about 30 minutes away from the Gateway Arch. I'm married to a wonderful man and we have been together in total almost 10 years; our anniversary happens to fall in October. We currently work together full time at a car dealership and my husband also works a small job from home running his own websites. At the dealership I am an administrative office assistant and my husband is the assistant manager of the new car detail department. We do not have any children yet but we do have 2 dogs and a cat; a Chihuahua/Pug mix named Harley, a Pittie/Lab mix named Riley, and an Orange Tabby named Oliver. We also have 3 pet rats. Yes, you read that correctly! Pet Rats! In the past, we have also owned ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, snakes, bearded dragons, a turtle, birds, and fish. What can I say, we love animals of all kinds! More of my other interests are listed below, so if anything hits your fancy, just let me know!
I enjoy Reading, Writing Short Stories and Poetry, Hiking, Baking, Shopping, Bike Riding, Watching TV, Watching Movies, Hanging out with Friends, Taking Photos, Listening to Music, Playing with Pets, Making Pocketletters, Painting, Scrapbooking, Smashbooking, Making Cards, Making ATC's, Coloring, Paper Crafting, Bible Journaling, Happy Planning, Making Collages, Making Explosion Boxes, Clipping Magazines, Bullet Journaling, Making Post Secrets, Making Ornaments, Postcrossing (Exchanging Post Cards), Working in my Wreck it Journal, Making Household Decorations and trying my hand at random Pinterest Crafts.
I also collect many items, such as Postcards, Crystals/Fossils, Postage Stamps, Smashed Pennies, Clear/Rubber Stamps, Hippo Figurines/ Other Hippo Items, ATC's, Unique Coffee Cups, Interesting Brooches/Necklaces.
My husband collects Mini Arcade Games, Mushroom Items, Llama Items, TURTLES, and Geek/Nerd Computer/Gaming type stuff. He also collects St.Louis Blues Hockey Memorabilia.
-All 50 States/Country Cards/Continent Cards
(Currently have: Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.)
-Historical Figures/Presidential Cards
-Animals (especially Hippos)
I am not picky on if they are sent "naked" or in envelopes, all I care about is the message you write. Feel free to share your favorite quote, tell me about yourself, share a recipe (desserts are my favorite,) or tell me a secret. You can share historical facts, fun facts, make a word search on it, write in secret code (as long as you send the "key" to decipher it.) Or share anything else you feel comfortable with. Tell me your favorite song lyric, write a poem, or share an excerpt from a book you're reading. Make a list of books, favorite authors, favorite movies or songs; I'll be happy regardless (:
Just please do NOT send ad cards, color yourself cards, or handmade/home printed cards. While I can appreciate anyones artwork, I really prefer to keep my postcard collection store-bought. I hope you understand (:
PLEASE DO SEND
Postcards, Stickers, Diecuts, Maps, Bookmarks, Stationary, Embellishments, Keys, Charms, Crystals, Coins/Foreign Currency, Smashed Pennies, Disney, Paper, ATC's, Postage Stamps (new or used), Clear/Rubber Stamps, Miniatures, Geocache Trinkets, Buttons, Bookmarks, Lace, Gnomes, Unicorns, Hippos, Pocketletters, Anything Vintage, Teal, Purple, Retro, Travel, Historic, etc.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND
-Unpackaged Glitter, Confetti or Sequins.
-Sports Items (Unless its Blues Hockey)
-Heavily Scented Items
-Teabags, Chocolate, Coffee Beans, or other edibles/beverages. (Even if a swap requires a teabag, you do not need to send one - I will not rate you down for it. It will just be wasted on me.)
Circus, Vintage, Steampunk, Whimsical, Woodland Creatures, Nature, Travel, Constellation/Galaxy, Maps/Globes, Rainbow, Unicorn, Hippo, Fairies, Gnomes, Shabby/Chic, Robots, Retro, Holidays (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Etc), Sweet Treats (Cupcakes, Donuts, Ice Cream).
Sons of Anarchy, Jericho, Falling Skies, Game of Thrones, Law and Order SVU, 13 Reasons Why, Orange is the New Black, House, Davinci's Demons, Family Guy, South Park, Continuum, The Leftovers, Homeland, The Walking Dead, Archer, American Dad, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Rick and Morty, Dexter, Ink Master, The Office, Jane the Virgin, Storage Wars, What Not to Wear, Say Yes to the Dress, A Handmaids Tale, American Horror Story, Stand Up Comedy, and History Channel.
Fast and the Furious, Lord of the Rings, How High, Half Baked, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Grandma's Boy, Billy Madison, In the Army Now, Matilda, Saw, Star Wars, Bio Dome, The Great Outdoors, The Condemned, The Punisher, Accepted, Eurotrip, Road Trip, Cube, Paranormal Activity, Taken, Limitless, Constantine, Fly Away Home, Why Him, Fifty Shades of Gray, Step Up, Stomp the Yard, You got Served, Akeelah and the Bee, Freedom Writers and Anything Disney.
A - Angels, Arrows, Art Books, Acrylic and Abstract Painting, Alice in Wonderland, Accessories, Albums, Animals
B - Buddha, Black and White, Books, Baking, Biking, Balloons, Bookmarks, Buttons, Bunnies, Baskets, Boxes, Blueberries, Blogging, Bath Bombs, Boots, Bags, Board Games, Blues
C - Cacti, Crystals, Christmas, Cupcakes, Cards, Charms, Cats, Cars, Containers, Cameras, Cheese, Crayons, Cookies, Crackers, Crowns, Clocks, Clothespins, Crafting, Coloful Things, Coloring, Crafts, Collages
D - Dream Catchers, Dank Memes, Donuts, Diecuts, Disney, Dogs, Driving
E - Etsy, Embellishments, Easter, Earrings, Exercise, Ephemera, Emails
F - Flowers, Feathers, Fall, Facebook, Family, Friends, Fossils, French Fries, Fruit, Facts
G - Gnomes, Greeting Cards, Giraffes, Grapes, Gumball Machines, Geocaching
H - Hippos, Harry Potter, Hot Air Balloons, Hippies, Handmade Crafts, Halloween, Hockey, Holidays, History
I - Ice Cream
J - Journals, Judge Judy, Jewelry, Jump Roping, Jokes, Junk Journals
K - Kittens, Keys, Kiwi, Keychains
L - Llamas, Lollipops, Lace, Ladybugs, Locks, Letters, Leggings, Lord of the Rings
M - Mugs, Mason Jars, Moon, Mystical, Maps, Movies, Muffins, Mailboxes, Music, Macaroni, Memories
N - Necklaces, Nature, Newspaper, Noodles, Naps, Notes, Nudes
O - Old Photos, Old Items
P - Paintings, Pineapple, Pigs, Pinterest, Paper, Purple, Photography, Pepsi, Potatoes, Pasta, Peaches, Paper Crafts, Parties, Plush Items, Purses, Playing Cards, Project Life, Puns, Postcards
Q - Quotes, Quips
R - Racing, Rainbows, Rubber Stamps, Robots, Ribbon, Reading, Rotary Phones, Relaxation, Retro
S - Stamps, Stickers, Succulents, Sweets, Stationary, Storage Containers, Snacks, Soup, Sunflowers, Sweaters, Surprises, Sleep, Strawberries, Secrets, Scarves, Shoes, Steampunk, smashbooks, scrapbooks
T - Trees, Travel, Thrifting, Typewriters, Teal, Thanksgiving, Tea Cups/Pots, Turkey, Television, Themes, Texting
U - Umbrellas, Unicorns
V - Vintage, Vacation, Video Games
W - Watercolor Painting, Washi, Witches, Walking Dead, Wildflowers, Waterfalls, Winter, Wizards, Writing, Wreck-It Journals
X - XBox, Xylophone
Y - Yarn, Yoga
Z - Zentangle, Zoos
I have all kinds of things available for swap! Some of these things include Stickers, Sticky Notes, Embellishments, Washi, Paper Samples, Book Pages, Paper Clips, PocketLetters, ATC's, Buttons, Project Life Cards, Die Cuts, Postcards, and so on. I am also willing to do one-on-one trades - themed, Random, senders choice, Specific items, a mixture of items, etc. In addition, I very much enjoy email swaps, so I'm always up for those if you are! If you're interested in a swap or wonder if I have something you may be looking for, just shoot me a message and I'll take a look. I'm sure we can work out something!
I, like everyone else, join USA Regional swaps (and International swaps from time to time) that I'm interested in and I frequently check in on them for updates and changes. I look through the list of participants before partners are assigned and check everyone's profile. If any problem or questionable members are included, I will avoid joining the swap. (I refuse to join a swap if any members have blocked me - this will impede communication later on and cause greater issues.) If all looks good, I'll join. When a swap allows me to prepare before partners are assigned, I do. I like to get swaps ready to be mailed as soon as I am able! I mark swaps as "Sent" as soon as they hit the mailbox or post office - when they are out of my hands, they are "sent." Because things may be placed in my mailbox at home, and then picked up by the mail carrier, the postmark on it may be dated a day or two off from my "sent" date. For example, If I place something in the mailbox on Sunday, it will be picked up Monday but may not be postmarked and dated until Tuesday. I don't even pay attention to the postmark when I receive something because it is so unreliable and rarely accurate. If something happens and the swap isn't as expected or it doesn't arrive in what you feel is a reasonable time, please message me before leaving a rating and I will do my best to rectify the situation. I do generally add extras to all of my swaps as well, so I very highly doubt you'll be disappointed (; When I receive a swap, I try to rate it the same day! If for some reason I accidentally forget to rate you, just shoot me a message and I'll be sure to do so. If I haven't received a rating from you, I'll most likely reach out to make sure you received your end from me and remind you to leave a little rating. It's the polite thing to do (: And I generally always leave a comment and give hearts when I receive extras or if the swap went above and beyond my expectations!
For your Information
I keep a physical journal of ALL swaps I participate in that include the following information:
-Swap Name and Hosts Username/Name
-Signup Dates and Send By Dates
-Name of ALL Participants and MY Partners as well as their Physical Street Address and their Email Address.
-Dates I Mail Out/Dates I Receive
-Date I Rate/Date I Receive Rating
-Names of Problem Swappers, Questionable Swappers, Non-Raters, Non-Hearters and a description of the Issue/Situation.
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