Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 1:21 pm


Date Joined: July 8, 2014
Last Online: March 15, 2018
Birthday: July 5
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 40ish year old writer. I have two books in progress but have been in the longest writer's block in the history of man.

I absolutely love to keep in touch with people with random mail. I guess it' the writer in me. Though sometimes I can be slow in getting back to someone, so it's like getting mail for no apparent reason.

I have two kids of my own, 22, 24. Three stepkids from my late husband. My boyfriend has 3 kids. I also have two beautiful grandchildren. Johnathan and Peyton.

I'm enamored with my cat Earl, which makes me a crazy cat lady, though if I could have a box full, I certainly would.

Favorite Books

I love all kinds of books, romance, biography/memoirs, history, paranormal anything (especially romance) etc.

The Stand - Stephen King

S - JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst

Virals Series by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Doodle Art Alley Coloring Books

Deborah Harkness books

The Themis Files books by Sylvain Neuvel

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite is Top Gun. I would have to say that the only movies I really care for are fantasy and romance/comedy. There are too many 'real life' horrors in today's news, I don't want to watch them in my spare time.

Ever After

Dirty Dancing

Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory







Outlander (ready for season 3 to start already!)

and Anything on the Food Network

I could keep going on, but I've probably already lost you.

Favorite Crafts


rock painting


coloring (yes, like the kids do, but more intricate.)

making envelopes

and have just gotten into making fabric postcards.



Please don't send anything that smells like smoke. I have a horrible allergy to the smell and can't breathe.


I have a love for pigs

country angels

anything fantasy

anything to do with books







tea (decaf only please)

stickers (no kawaii or children's stickers)

Post cards (I love love love love love them!) NAKED

buttons - I'm trying to fill my grandmother's button tin.

stuff for my planner - I am just getting into the planner fad, I'm sure I won't be as creative as others, but I do want things to put in it. I am working on (attempting) a bullet journal this year. Please don't send scrap pieces of paper for my journal, even though I appreciate the effort, I don't want to throw something away that someone has given me.


I'd rather not have religious post cards/cards.

No scraps of paper that even you wouldn't use for something.

NO LADYBUGS. We have some here that bite and they give me panic attacks.



miia rated for Happy March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your super cute turtle baby postcard! We are still having too much snow and weather is quite cold. No hope of spring... I'm planning my daughter's 8th birthday parties and I'm also waiting for the concert of my favourite band! Much nice things to do during this month! :)
Poftoffel rated for Three Days of Poetry on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: You had a good three days! I love the thoughtfulness of the poems, but also the playfulness of "snow"! A very nice set of poems to read, thank you so much for sharing with me!
Johkup rated for Happy February on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you :D Happy February!
RooBaRoo rated for IU: SOC_Jan on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Oh God! You had an annoying & tiring week, but I had an amusing read :D I am kind of high strung too. With all those doctors' appointments - I hope you are doing well! I hope your boyfriend's son had a fun weekend! I like your letter stationery, & I appreciate that you used both sides :) & SOC is such a fun swap!
Response: Glad you enjoy the swap, it's one of my favorites.
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful swap!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it.
Ivy1971 rated for Happy January on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome
knitterofhats rated for IU: Rant_Jan on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Wow - I could tell that was a tough letter to write. Things of the heart are tough. Best of luck and love to you!
Response: It was hard and really did take me several times to write it. Thanks for listening to me.
Comment: Loved Your Journal! Looks Like it was a busy "holiday season" for you. :)
Response: Always busy around here. :)
Artistic rated for This year I'm going to ... on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: You've set quite a goal. Go for it!
Response: That's my hopes, let's see if I can do it.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You're quite welcome
Dasha rated for January Flowers on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: I really like your watercolor snowdrops. Just wish the postal service would not stamp bunch of the stuff over the picture instead of the side with the address. But that is not your fault.
Response: I'm sorry they stamped on the wrong side! :( Glad you liked it though. I had to do a trial run before the swap started to see if I could do it, luckily this one was fairly easy.
Evelynswap rated for 19: Collected Journal Pages on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Today you surprised me with your long written journal pages. I love it :) So much to read! I didn't type my pages, because I like to write. So maybe I was too short on my pages. Love to read about your children and grandchildren. I would spoil them also with noisy stuff hehe. Oh and I have pets hair on my clothes all the time :) so no worries! And what a lovely lovestory! I love it :) Wish you all the best with your bald man!! <3
Response: Glad you liked your pages! I had fun with this series.
MadeByRori rated for IU: NDH PC_Jan on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Ha! You did better than I did with this one 😄💌
Response: It took twenty minutes to do. LOL
USAFwife rated for This year I'm going to ... on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Love the card! And I like your goal too! Do you do the write on challenge in April? I did lady year & out was harder than I expected. :) good luck w with your goal :)
Response: Never heard of the write on challenge, I'll have to look it up. Thanks for the tip.
replicantrachel rated for IU: Card Swap on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Hope you got some fun stamps for Christmas! Thank you for the great stickers :)
Response: My mother sent me some generic forever stamps, but a stamp is a stamp, right?
kathiann rated for IU: Card Swap on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: I hope that you got everything that you wanted (or wanted for others). I hope your boyfriend's son can get the binder to work for him, hopefully it will work until he can get top surgery.
Response: I hope all your wishes came true too.
Scrybe rated for IU: SOC_Dec on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Nice SoC letter. Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome. Glad you liked it.
bombardiette rated for RM: Collected Journal #5 on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Are you sure you're not my sister from a past life or something? Seriously...I absolutely love reading your entries - and your journal. Also, I knew exactly what mise en place was (is) and I was so excited to see someone besides me and my boyfriend use such an ubearably foodie term for a change! Also also, I had a cat called Harry the Bastard. Seriously, I love your Collected Journal pages. Thank you so much for being as blunt and honest and funny in yours as I try to be in mine. A thousand hearts to you, my friend. xoxoxo
Response: I'm so glad you like it. :) I'd keep you as a sister if you'd have me. :)
Bhindblueeyes rated for Just Write #14 - Poem on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing both poems with me!! I enjoyed reading both very much. I also TY for the extra stickers :)
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed the poems. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Oh my gosh I absolutely loved this! The Blackout Poetry was great (and I'll go up to Rated "R" :D ); I loved your rock painting story, and the candidness of everything. I also had to do a double take, seeing Rochester, NY on the ephemera because my parents live there. What a wonderful swap. Thank you so much for sharing! xoxo
Response: I'm so very glad that you like the swap, there were so many things I wanted to tell you but I couldn't fit it all into one little swap. I hope that we get to meet each other again in one of these swaps.

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USAFwife on Dec 6, 2017:

Oh my goodness! You sent me Garfield! Thank you so much, I love the little post it pad! You are just the sweetest! Thank you thank you! :)

USAFwife on Dec 1, 2017:

Oh my goodness! Just got your little surprise in the mail & I love it! Thank you so much! Very creative too! Thank you thank you!

Naeco on Sep 27, 2017:

I just found the "Swapbot Hilarious Fake Junk Mail" swap letter you sent me in Feb. 2016, re-read it, and had another good laugh. I haven't logged into swap-bot for quite a while but came back just to say you brightened my day with your ridiculous letter about buying a junk house! (:

TC on Jun 28, 2017:

Hey Tami, I'm getting ready to take an extended break from SB. Please let me know if the cootie catcher never arrived so I can get it re-sent before I exit.

librarianwes on Jan 7, 2017:

Thanks for the postcard! Your weather sounds a lot like mine--cold cold cold!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 11, 2016:

Welcome to Acme Merry Mailbox Musings!

Paige1900 on Oct 15, 2016:

I love the "Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit"...LOL

kafekafe on Nov 14, 2015:

Hi! I'd love to have you in my swap Christmas POSTcards (10 partners) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/210887

MsKuky on Jul 5, 2015:

Happy Birthday Tami! enjoy it..make new memories..repeat ;)

greenhotdogs on Jun 16, 2015:

I know its been a while since we last chatted but I really hope you are doing well! <3

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