Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 4:14 pm


Date Joined: November 23, 2007
Last Online: February 16, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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I rate fairly according to swap-bot's rating criteria. If I receive a swap that meets all posted swap requirements, including being sent on time, I rate a 5. If I personally feel the swap was extra special to me, and that actually happens a lot, I add a heart♥ For those that are new to swapping, and aren't aware, though, I'd just like to point out that it's generally considered very bad form to ask for hearts; it's really subjective. If the swap does not meet requirements, including being unreasonably late, I'll rate a 3. If I feel a reasonable amount of time has gone by and I have not received anything I will contact you first before rating a 1. I try to reflect my swap experience honestly and fairly, both for the person sending to me & the rest of the s-b community.

To those I send to, I pledge to swap unto others as I would have swapped unto me; I'll send on time (and would pm you if for some extenuating circumstance I couldn't), I'll put effort into making swaps that I hope would make my partners smile, and you can always count on me to rate quickly (although I do not check my POB every single day, so please don't get nervous if your d.c. says the package has been delivered & I haven't rated the same day; probably just haven't checked my box yet, give me a day or 2;)).
My swap-bot weak spot: replying to profile comments. I will reply to pm's (that need replying) but admit that since I can view comments from e-mail without logging into s-b, I sometimes forget to reply later or they get pushed off my profile quickly by other comments, and there is no way to mark them "unread". So the short of it is: if you really need a reply from me, better to pm than comment, though I do love sweet comments I get that require no direct reply!:)

These days I'm in less official swaps, and busy granting wishes for my favorite group:)

wishlist I also participate in other group wishlists and have so much fun granting wishes as well as finding happy surprises in my mail box!:)

getting to know me...

My favorite hobbies are hiking/ taking long walks, reading, traveling & exploring near and far, trying new restaurants, learning about healthy living, taking photographs, and swap-bot, natch!:)

Places I've visited: Mexico, Brazil, France, Canada, England, Spain, Italy (& the Vatican), Slovenia, and Cuba, as well as Puerto Rico and 25 U.S. states + D.C. so far. I love to travel, even though I'm skittish about flying!:-P

Some Stuff I like

artsy postcards, bromeliads, cactus, Darling Magazine (longshot wish: back issues numbers 1-5 & 8), Dolly Parton, dollhouse minis, donkeys, Fiestaware, forests, hand lettering, hiking, Icons of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, lunar phases, Maine, mermaids, mountains, moonrise, NUMI brand tea bags- any flavors, photography, Pilot G2 gel pens, Sharpies, seascapes, starfish, sea horses, sail boats, succulents, simple living, sunsets, travel, tiger lilies, tea time, View Master toys & reels (I collect these!), wild flowers, wine corks (the real, cork ones, not the rubbery ones)

I don't purchase things "made in China" if possible. I know it may seem unavoidable, but I do a pretty good job finding alternates!:) I don't like to see useful things end up in the landfill, though, so I will often pass these things on to other swappers who I thing would enjoy them. I believe in the "3 r's": reduce, reuse, recycle! Most of my clothing comes from thrift stores.

I would love to receive any postcards from National Parks, especially the WPA style illustrations
I also especially like artsy pcs, seascapes, skyscapes, naturescapes, colorful vintage scenic cards, and any cards featuring the following: mothers with children, people reading, tea-themed, people dancing, hiking trails.

I drink tea every day, but I've become a bit picky over the years. I do enjoy NUMI, Runa, or Traditional Medicinals brands, or any organic teas in your stash you feel like sharing. This is not because I'm a snob, but with my family history of cancer, I am always looking for ways to reduce potential toxins to my body, thereby being a proactive and good caretaker of my own health. If you are interested in what unhealthy additives may be in your tea, I recommend reading this

Please NO

crudity, nudity, profanity, or religious/ spiritual imagery in swaps I'm sent. Thanks for respecting my beliefs and preferences, I'll do the same for those I send to.

the following things won't offend me, but in the interest of full disclosure and saving your postage on things I probably won't use or pass on...

I prefer not to receive:

Please do NOT send me friendship books or sticker bags or other such "pass it along" mail. I don't participate in them, so their journey will probably end with me.

broken or rusty jewelry or other such items. I know some people are very creative with these things, but I'm not.

I don't sew or do any needle crafts so please save your extra needle craft supplies for someone who will actually use them.

Also I'm kind of a "health nut", so other than organic teas or truly healthy snacks (raw nuts, fruit leathers, Nick's sticks, or natural, soy-free snack bars such as larabars, Kind bars, etc) I'd prefer not to receive edibles.

my girls

I have 2 daughters ("big kids"- in high school & college) who enjoy seeing what I receive in my swaps and love it when I can share something with them. If swaps can be fulfilled by sending something they would like, that would be fine with me.

L is in high school. She loves volleyball, One Direction & especially Niall Horan, choker necklaces, delicate rings, Pura Vida style bracelets, scrunchies, fun stationery items for writing to her penpal, The Hunger Games series, and most typical things girls her age enjoy.

R is a college student living at home. She is studying to be an OTA and currently works teaching dance to children. She loves musical theater, swing dance, ballet/tap/jazz, playing piano & ukulele, retro/ vintage & bohemian style, the original Addams family, mermaids- even Disney's Little Mermaid (never too old for princesses), Mickey & Minnie "in love", being outdoors, yoga, hiking & stars/ galaxy themes.


I'm just not terribly crafty. I know to many people this might seem strange because they consider swap-bot to be a craft exchange site. I consider it and use it as a pen-pal/ snail-mail site.
I do keep a collage journal/ glue-book/ smash book, and occasionally take on simpler crafty endeavors.

If you are digging through your stash and supplies and trying to figure out what to send me, things I would enjoy and use include:
* real wine corks (not rubber ones)
* colored pens, colored sharpies, brush markers, colored pencils
* "grown-up" pretty stickers
* travel location stickers, like the kind people used to put on their luggage
* adhesive labels/ mailing labels, decorative tape * super longshot wish: anyone who has back issues of Darling Magazine and would be willing to pass them along to me, I would be forever grateful!

flakers :(

flaked by @Marlaca for the Fill my stocking- December swap December 2016

ANGELED by @thriftymermaid Thank you!!!


mydnite rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - FEB. 2018 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thanks so much for the bag of goodies! I love the owl stamp! The one side of my fridge is covered with family photos so the magnet frames will come in handy. Thanks for everything else too! Happy Swapping!Jen
bbbhill6 rated for WIYM: Send 10 Happy Mail USA on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything.
mermaidery rated for UHM: Send Me Some Notecards! on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecards and the washi tape. I especially liked the mermaid card!
Comment: It was interesting reading all the places you have been.
BrendaB rated for CPG Valentine's Day Card - US only on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card, LOVE the ribbon. And thanks for the little pocket of goodies too :D
Comment: I loved your kitty stories and the kitty goodies!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the great surprises you sent. I especially love the Mary Engelbriet card. Merry Christmas
Comment: I love the variety!!! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of unique ephemera!! I cannot wait to use these :)
crescendo rated for WIYM October Stocking Stuffer on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty package! It looks very intriguing but am being good and saving it till December .
Comment: Thank you for the sparkly, red gift!
Comment: Love the envelope and the card, thank you for the extras and taking time to read my profile
Comment: Can't wait to try my new punch!
JazD rated for CPG Aug 17 Senders Choice PC - US Only on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Kraftylady777 rated for Happy Little Notecards #40 on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
jendoggie rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - August on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: What a great swap. Thank you. I love it all. Have a great day.
Froggy2974 rated for WIYM: September Stocking Stuffer on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gift, I'm saving it for Christmas. thank you again, for the tea, it is amazing.
Germanbaby77 rated for Simple Parcel Swap -USA- on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: thank you for the wonderful items. I never knew that the chalk thingy existed. I can't wait to give it a go! thanks again!
christy102194 rated for Happy Little Notecards #40 on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: keep working at your dreams!
jillyspins rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #5 on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of goodies

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mariamichelle on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the wishes you sent me from Wishlist group's February Wishlist. It was very kind of you.

fluffyjunk on Feb 5, 2018:

Thank you very much for your lovely mail for my Wishlist-January-wish! The stickers are awesome! :D And the wood will be use for a craft project, soon....

Thanks a bunch!!!!

MissTullie on Feb 2, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely CPG January wishes. I am delighted with the pretty note cards and stickers you sent me. Thanks for thinking of me ...you made me feel special today!

pickleme on Jan 31, 2018:

Thanks for the envie of samples and the sparkly towel !!

mgallardo68 on Dec 29, 2017:

Loved my December Wish (Wishlist group)!! ♥

OrigamiGrace on Dec 16, 2017:

Thank you for the face masks from my Dec wishlist at the Wishlist group! They look really nice...not sure they will make them into the girls' stockings, lololol!

Tasia570 on Dec 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for the amazing Saguaro stuff!!!

pickleme on Nov 29, 2017:

Thanks for the Nov wish. I always need a measuring tape and my daughter will love the makeup and hair elastics. Thanks!

CrystalZ on Nov 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the touristy postcards and the adorable gnome magnet that you sent for my November Wishlist! He is now proudly up on my fridge :)

CariahCreates on Nov 28, 2017:

Thank you for the goodies you sent for my CPG November wishlist. They are perfect for the stockings.

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