Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2018 6:08 pm


Date Joined: February 1, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2018
Birthday: June 26, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

Hi everyone. My name is Paola. I'm 36 years old and am a cancer. I was born in the year of the monkey.

I'm new to swap-bot. I'm really excited about being here, and hopefully am able to do more complicated swaps than electronic ones and postcard. :)

I am a registered nurse. I was a nurse's aide (CNA) first in 2000. Then I went to school to get my license as a licensed vocational/practical nurse (LVN/LPN) in 2004. After working as an LVN for a few years, I went through a school/work program at the hospital I worked at to get my registration. And in 2010, I was officially an R.N. I've been working in telemetry, step-down/PCU, and psych since 2004. Currently I charge in a psychiatric/rehab facility.

My favorite colors are pink and black. Not delicate pink, lol. Hot pink. Fluorescent pink. Like glow in the dark pink. No baby pink for me. ^.^

I have stuff with those colors and cute, girlie skulls that has bows on them or hearts as eyes. I even have scrubs that were personally made for me with those designs.

I Like animal prints too, but they got to be subtle. Usually they are in the background. (I have scrubs with animal prints on them too)

I've always liked to up-cycle/recycle. I like to organize things and have everything matching. :D The smell of vinyl when opening your pencil pouch and the smell of a brand new eraser erasing your mistakes on paper bring back good memories. I love shopping for school supplies! lol I'm sure you wanted to know that! heehee

I love the smell of sandalwood candles. I got it in my home and that stuff is WONDERFUL!

I like satire, I have a dry wit and am not easily offended.

If you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to ask!


I'm into paper-crafting. I like making junk journals and the like. I repurpose items and put them to new use in my journals.

Old hardback books (sometimes I take out the old pages and up-cycle the hardback into a new journal)

I love making envelopes. I never realized how much I enjoyed until I tried it for myself! :D

I love decorating envelopes with stickers and washi. I also use markers and pens. I think it makes our snail mail more interesting, don't you think? :D

Notebooks (graph or college ruled)





Sticky pads

Sticky flags


Washi tape of all kinds

Decorated paperclips

Label tags

Recipe cards

Tickets of any kind


Music sheets

Stamps (I have the regular block ones and the clear ones too)

Tea packets (the packets make perfect pockets!)

Mini note cards

Mini envelopes

Journal cards

Ephemera (Vintage, new, or regular pieces from everyday life.) I wanted to add here that I'd really like to build up my everyday ephemera by getting more from other countries and in other languages. That would be so awesome!

I love stickers! No. Really. I LOVE STICKERS! Lisa Frank ones. Cute girly skull ones with bows and hearts on them. I love the Sanrio brand. Sanrio-X, cute Korean ones too. I'm not really a stickler (haha) about stickers. As long as they are clean and printed out and cut correctly, I'm happy. :D

I own a lot of kawaii stickers bought from eBay. I know more than likely they (or some of them at least) are fake and are not the actual brand, but they work for me! :D

As long as you don't pass your stickers for the actual thing, then I'll be happy with them too. :D

I love stationary. Paper and envelopes that match to write on, or pretty notecards that are blank inside.


I love all animals! That includes domesticated fuzzballs (cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats/mice) to wild ones. Even turtles, lizards, snakes, and fish. Ooh! Especially sea turtles! :D

I own two dogs.

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One is a chihuahua mix named Teo and he is 12 years old. His birthday was just here (02/24). He is a chunky monkey of a dog and used to belong to my momma until her death.

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My second is a terrier mix named Hercules. I got him as a rescue in a no-kill shelter. He's 6 years old. He'll be 7 in August.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music!

I mostly listen to Christian/Positive music. I love Toby Mac, Capital Kings, Newsboys, Matthew West, Family Force 5, Royal Tailor, The Afters.

I love the oldies too. The Beatles, CCR, The Bee Gees, The Hollies

I love the 80s too! Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pat Benetar, Bobby Brown, Rick Springfield

Favorite Books

The Harry Potter series; The Twilight series; The Host; She Who Remembers;

I love a bunch of fanfiction too from different fandoms (Harry Potter, Supernatural; Inception; Twilight). If you love fanfiction as much as I do, then by all means recommend me your favorites!

Favorite Movies

Inception; Lego Movie; The Muppets (2011); The DaVinci Code; The Monster Squad; Silence of the Lambs; Easy A; Transformers 1-4; Shaun of the Dead; The Labyrinth; The Princess Bride; Vice Versa; Star Wars; Spaceballs; Starman; 50 First Dates; The Wedding Singer;

Disney Movies: Aladdin, Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, the Lion King, Chicken Little, Cars, Cars 2, Big Hero 6, the Little Mermaid, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Alice in Wonderland (the one with Johnny Depp in it), The Parent Trap (the original 1961 version), The Shaggy Dog, A Goofy Movie

Favorite Television

Supernatural, Rizzoli & Isles, Sherlock, Elementary, The Voice, 11.22.63, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Ducktales, Talespin, Top Chef, Cut Throat Kitchen, Chopped, NCIS, Z Nation, American Horror Story, Castle, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Quantum Leap, Who's The Boss?, The Golden Girls, Ghost Whisperer, The Donna Reed Show, The Patty Duke Show, Dobie Gillis, My Three Sons


ksperline90 rated for Postcard swap #3 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Love the postcards!! Thank you for also including my little girl!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Bible Verse. The world would be more peaceful and enjoyable to live in if more people spread love.
Dana78 rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #10 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.
LauRad83 rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #10 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the picture Paola :)
Jewelss2 rated for Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: great quote. thank you.
Comment: Hi Paola Thank you! These winter evenings are so long - I will have a good opportunity to watch your favourite Santa Claus the Movie***
Mishi rated for Harry Potter Profile Deco on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank You
Mishi rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank You
Jenicat rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list with me. That song Broken has been stuck in my head lately. I love it 💜
3stairs rated for Harry Potter Pinterest on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: I really enjoyed your board and saved quite a few - thank you!
Sherry71 rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #5 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Simply Amazing! Thank you so much. It's rainy and gloomy here in the NE Georgia Mountains so your Card and goodies made me so happy :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Comment: Beautiful verse. I will add it to my prayer journal tonight. Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the Bible verse!
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
Michelle0329 rated for Harry Potter Pinterest on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!! I found things I don't have!! I followed your board. Thank you!!

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bluecrayons on Nov 15, 2018:

Post on Profile-Christmas/Holiday Movie **bluecrayons

my all time favorite christmas movie is A Christmas Story. it has me giggling the whole time.

Jewelss2 on Nov 14, 2018:

Post on Profile: Fav Holiday Food Hi Paola! I have to admit, I love Holiday baking/cooking! When our kids were little, we used to fix a full Thanksgiving dinner, choosing menus from around the world! SUCH fun! Now, my favorite Holiday food is Lefse, Norwegian potato thin bread, similar to tortillas. My Norwegian grandmother used to send them to us. I'm not as skilled as she was! I love them warm, with butter, sugar, and cinbamon. There are lots of recipes on Pinterest! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday season! Julie jewelss2

LizH on Nov 14, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #10

Hi, from Nova Scotia, Canada on another cold, windy night... sounds like the start of a horror novel LOL I'm hoping the power doesn't go off before I get all of these hellos posted. I'm not scared of the dark I actually find it peaceful, I just cuddle under the blankets with my dog and fall asleep. I hope you are finding lots of swaps and having fun on this site, Take care, Liz

NRGordon on Nov 14, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs NRGordon

Stephen King; Probably my most favorite author. I have enjoyed everything he has written. I love the psychological aspects of his horror stories. The ones I keep going back to reread are: Salem’s Lot, The Stand, Duma Key, and The Gunslinger series.

Anne Rice; The Vampire Chronicles and The Mayfair Witches

Dean Koontz: The Odd Thomas books and much of his fiction. He seems so knowledgeable about all aspects of his stories, especially in technology.

Isaac Asimov; The Caves of Steel, I, Robot, the Foundation series…

Ray Bradbury; Fahrenheit 451… what more need I say?! Well… I guess I could say: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Death Is A Lonely Business, A Graveyard for Lunatics, and oh so many collections of wonderful short stories.

Suzanne Collins; The Hunger Games series. I also loved reading the Gregor books with my children.

James Dashner; The Maze Runner books and the four books of the The Jimmy Fincher Saga.

and last but not by any means least…

J. K. Rowling

I am just starting the second Palimpsest book by P.J. Post. While I haven’t read enough of his work to call him a “favorite” I really enjoyed Feral and am looking forward to reading more of his work.

Of course, you noticed that my reading revolves around Horror, Sci-fi, and Dystopian. I hope that you can find a new author here worth trying.

Happy Reading, Neal

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

Jlynn on Nov 13, 2018:

Harry Potter Profile Deco

counrtygirl on Nov 13, 2018:

profile bible verse 10 therefore do not worry about anything for I will take care of you mattherw7 23

country girl

mkaylee455 on Nov 13, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Hello #10

Why hello there! My name is Kaylee and I see you are a Harry Potter fan! How cool! I'm an elementary school teacher and the kids LOVE Harry Potter. Your two dogs are incredibly sweet, give them lots of love from me! Best Regards, Kaylee

cauchy81sk on Nov 13, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #12

NRGordon on Nov 13, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #10

Hello Paola,

I hope this finds you warm and well. It is 38 degrees F and raining here in Maine. I just received a message from a lady in Texas who said it was only one degree warmer there. That's just not right.

As I was reading your Profile, I particularly noted your Favorite Movies list. It is much like mine, a good mix of genre. And, The Parent Trap! I was about ten when I first saw that movie. I was absolutely in love with Hayley Mills.

My wife worked as an RN for the past 40+ years, 30+ in the Emergency Department. For 12 years of that, I worked on the local ambulance squad. The running joke in the ED was that we only saw each other awake when I brought in a patient.

Joy to you in the upcoming holiday season.

Best Wishes. Neal

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