Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 11:54 pm


Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: March 23, 1976
Country: United States
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As if 4/19/20- due to the covid19 situation I need to pause the kids stocking stuffer swaps for the meantime. It's too difficult to get mail out. Hope to resume them soon....

Almost three years on swapbot – time for a new profile!

About me – almost 44 years young - married – 2 cats (one grey, one black, both rescues) – SAHM to my miracle baby after many years of “waiting” (yeah she’s the one that keeps me young lol!). German expat and US citizen since Dec ’17. Located on Michigan's LP where we tend to our suburban Homestead, enjoying the outdoors, spend time in the garden and at the local library, maintain our own Little Free Library, craft, create, make, read, sew, preserve food,write letters, postcards, journal , try to pursue a simple and zer-wast/no plastic life...

Likes – reading, writing, penpalling/snailmail, swapping, volunteering, listening to music, making music, cooking, baking,fermenting, gardening, crafting, needleworks. Interested in urban homesteading, permaculture, backyard animals (if only the city could be convinced … ), plastic free living, natural and attachment parenting, Montessori and a little of Waldorf teachings, interesting discussions, spending time outdoors, farmers markets, making my own herbal teas and remedies and such, making my own food, reusing, repurposing, recycling ….

In general…

I always rate and as soon as possible. No rating usually means not received yet. If I’m late send, I will email you. Often use recycled packaging. Mostly wrap my gift swaps in tissue paper / holiday neutral wrappings. Please email, if a swap was not received, mail can get lost…I’m happy to resend, also please use my address exactly as shown in the address window, thank you! Mailman said it makes it safer to arrive. We have some street confusion here (locally). For the holiday/gifts swaps I don’t care/mind how the giftwrap looks like – just to mention it, as I was asked about it. No must of course, but ideally I’d love plastic free wrapping or even noneat all, if you write the swap name on the envelope and I’m just going to keep the whole thing closed until the holidays. One of the swaps I received in 2018 was one wrapped in cloth tissue, which I thought was really cool :)


Anything handmade by you from my wishlist.

Anything for my daughter will mostly give you a heart, especially if it’s swaps for the holidays ,since we have almost no family and holidays can be a bit lonely.

Natural /vegan cosmetics (unscented is mostly best, since I have a problem to smell certain things, or check my etsy favorites).

Supplies to make my own natural cosmetics (beeswax, cocoa butter etc)

Essential oils especially tee trea, orange, peppermint, lavender

Anything that supports plastic free life. (examples fabric tote bags, unpaper items etc,you can check etsy for ideas)

Pretty letter opener

Nice looking/pretty - cooking spoon rests - sponge rests - pot rest (homemade lovely :) in different colors or shapes...

Fridge Magnets – we ONLY collect/interested in fridge magnets with a “real photography” of your place, city, state, country with a name of the place, city, state, country on it. Also state map magnets (but I have Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connectictut, Illinois already) Not interested in non-descriptive ones, religious themed ones …. I have more than enough fridge magnets from Prague and Israel, so please no more thank you!! I dont have for example magnets at all from these states - Delaware, Minnesota, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, New Mexico, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, Nevada.

Touristy Postcards for me and/or my daughter – city view, flora, fauna, nature, landscape only. -- we also have no TV, so she does not know Comic characters yet and I prefer PC's for her that show something to learn about the world.

US mint/new stamps, worldwide used stamps or other philatelic items (FDCs, Mini Sheets, commemorative Panels) mostly flora, fauna, landscape, nature themed.

Anything from my etsy /amazon wishlist or inspired by it.

(used) Fountain pens and supplies (ink, ink samples, FP suitable envies/notecards/lettersheets, Goulet Pens giftcard etc...)

Typewriter supplies

Chocolate, flavored coffee, cacao, herbal tea (but I use mainly from my own garden) - all food/beverages must be kosher, pls check my comment on food/beverages

Supplies to make herbal remedies (ex. Echinacea root).

Seeds – (update 8/20/19) happy to receive seeds for the 2020 season! My etsy has some examples for me or my daughter, non-GMO/open-pollinated, perennial, flowers, vegetables, greens etc - we love beans, corn, tomatoes, winter and summer squash etc. I also really love to see homegrown seeds of your garden/homestead! :)

Cat treats (no meat-milk mix) or toys.

Sewing supplies – thread, cute (wood) buttons, bias tape etc (please NO fabric currently , no fat quarters etc, I have way too many right now thanks to swap bot! :)

(wood or bamboo) Spork (not 2ndhand)

Add to our collection of frogs (toy, not real ones! :)

Address Labels.


plastic free Laundry Stain Stick, Soap Nuts

PLEASE DONT SEND -NO – I can’t use – I currently have too much of:

No Holidays – no Xmas, no Halloween, no St Patricks, no Valentines, no Thanksgiving (mostly), no Easter … we (mostly) don’t celebrate all of these (except Thanksgiving) and I have no use for any items related to any of these holidays. I also don’t have anyone to pass it on to. So basically, it is completely useless to me/us . on the other hand - I also don’t need or expect items related to our holidays (Hanukka etc) since we have enough decoration and also going to need some space to craft our own with my daughter :) (General/ really neutral seasonal items are welcome)

No religious stuff in general.

No plastic whenever possible :) Especially for kids items. Especially no single use plastic items, no pens etc I'm even happy to receive the stocking stuffer swaps without wrapping :)

I NEVER ask from anyone to send food or beverages to me. ONLY send food/beverages if you really (really, really!) know what “kosher” means. Otherwise I won’t be able to eat it and can’t pass it on either. I have enough other items to choose from to send to me. I do love certain food or snacks, and you're welcome to ask, but overall I guess I rather pass on.

No clothing including socks. No hair accesories either, since I can’t use them. My daughter lovem them though ;-)

Not into planners.

Not into calendars (unless it has Jewish holidays on).

Cookbooks/baking books/recipe collections etc usually don’t work for me.

No scent, fragrance, fragrance candles. I can’t smell certain fragrances. It gives me a headache.

No jewelry, it’s too difficult to explain what I can wear.

right now prefer not to receive cross stitch kits, I have too many to still finish lo, it will last me some years :)

We don’t collect figurines, angels, elves, mermaids etc.

Not into keychains and also not most of the souvenirs aside from fridge magnets, postcards and philatelic items. Currently also not (much?) into coins or currency especially not from certain countries like countries of the EU, Israel, India, I have a lot.

Thanks to swapbot I'm currently good with the following items, so PLEASE NO: Notecards, washi, lettersets/stationery, notebooks, paperclips, bookmarks, tea towels/oven mitt, recipe cards, stickers. Scrapbook items/paper, Fabric square , notepads, sticky notes. No pens!! It might change in the future, but I don’t need any of these right now :) thanks to swapbot I have a huge supply ;-)

Kid’s Swaps/ My daughter – she will turn 3 in May 2020 (she loves to unwrap the gifts!:)

  • budding sticker and washi tape fan... lol (profile based please)

  • totally budding "Die Maus" fan (from the german kids tv)

Postcards for her - also flora, fauna, nature, landscape, cityview etc non-religious themed, no conic characters as we have no TV and she does not know them. Some fun facts are appreciated (ABOUT THE CARD ITSELF - the place on the card) empty cards are sad! Please write in German, if you are German speaking.

Anything from her etsy list /amazon items.

Needle felted animals / felted play food (homemade/gently used welcome)

Flamingos! she's fascinated. animals in general. Cats of course :)

Books in German language, right now mostly looking for Astrid Lindgren books (so far already have "Als Klein-Ida auch mal Unfug machen wollte" "Na klar, Lotta kann Radfahren""Wir Kinder aus Bullerbue" "Die Kinder aus der Krachmacherstrasse")

Also the Pixi/Mini Books, but maybe email me before sending, as we have a lot by now, to avoid doubles. "Sendung mit der Maus", "Loewenzahn", "Wieso, weshalb, warum" (also have some by now, so please email before sending), Petterson and Findus. Used ones more than fine and welcome!

CD with German songs or plays for kid’s (Astrid Lindgren again for example) gently used more than welcome

Your Granny Square/s – still need a few more to complete her blanket. ay! we are almost done thanks to you on swap-bot!! :-) Only need 1 more in 6x6 and 2 more in 12x 12” :)

Touristy postcard package to use for postcrossing Postcards writing (preferably from the US or Michigan as we live there and most people want to receive cards from where we live...any type of cards suitable for Postcrossing is fine of course...used/vintage welcome but obviously nothing written on the back)

Postcard stamps/ stamps to use for Postcrossing - writing Postcards.

(thrifted) Scarves, hats and such for dress up / pretend play

Mini Play Silk

ATC made for her (birthday? :)

Natural / vegan toothpaste, soap, creme etc.

Anything homemade /knitted (socks etc) right now 2-3T she;s petite

Clothing or accesories for her Dolls (they are all Ragdolls or Waldorf) sized 18” and 9”

Any type of wooden / felted toys (used more then welcome, homemade of course).

Anything from nature / for her nature table (Waldorf) feathers, leaves, stones, shells, wood…. Please add a little explanation to learn from :) Seasonal neutral crafts for the nature table (ex. Snowflake in winter).

Thick paper, colored paper, paperscraps, wool scraps, felt scraps ... for first art and crafts projects

Coloring books

Seeds or items for a children’s garden / fairy garden. (would appreciate if not very small items thank you)

Items for a fairy garden (except fairy figurines) child appropriate gardening decorations

Needle felting supplies. (wool, roving, batting...)

Age appropriate puzzles 2-4 years, especially wood, Ravensburger would be lovely (used more then welcome)

Please no Plastic! :) Whenever possible. We have no TV, so all kind of comic figures don’t mean anything to her yet. Only slowly starting with some kids DVD now (examples above)


Comment: Thank you, waiting for Christmas!
Comment: Thanks, stay safe, Rich
ToujoursMoi rated for Kid's Fill my Stocking March on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute swap that has made it here. LittleO is super happy.
Comment: Cool stamps! Put it in my stocking. Thanks!
euniceq rated for DWP: Touristy Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Cherry pie isn't very common here but I'd love to make the recipe on the postcard for friends one day! Thanks for the lovely card! I would have liked to hear the #1 thing to see or do in your area.
Response: I recommend the hf/Henry ford museum and green ville village.
ChrisD rated for Spring Pamper your Partner Gift Box on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: You sent an empty package???
Response: Not really. As I told you, I sent profile based items, a nice chocolate, expensive seeds and die cuts. Spent more than swap required. What happened? March 24 update I ordered for you just right noe to ship directly to you in the required swap value, I hope this will work. Re I tried to order something to ship to you directly although I haven't done anything wrong..the website is closed though due to covid. Will send once they reopen
Swaptillyoudropnys rated for Friendship Garden on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! It is so special that your seeds will be thriving here in NYS. ❤️
DorothyH rated for Friendship Garden on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the marigold seeds, it nice to know I can plant them anywhere - being that they are deer resistant it won't matter what side of the fence I grow them on! :)
nanadiana rated for Friendship Garden on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Bachelor Button & Marigold Mix seeds. I love that you share seeds from your garden! So much fun!
Comment: Thank you. Placed my wrapped present into a huge stocking I have till December. Hope you are enjoying the start of spring. So much to do to get ready for seedlings and planting. Have a great day.
LadyLore rated for Friendship Garden on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet note and seeds! I think that's such a lovely sentiment that part of your garden will be growing all the way here! <3
pegstamps rated for Friendship Garden on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: I just got your swap in today's mail and love it! I look forward to planting these. HUGS! Peg
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful birthday gift. I absolutely adore the hedgehog cards - they are so cute. They made my day. I hope you have a Happy Birthday too! :)
frenchd73 rated for DWP: Touristy Postcard Swap #1 on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the great pc!!!!!
Fabriqueen rated for Spring Goodie Swap on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the calendar, bookmarks and stickers! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Kirkdebb rated for Kid's Fill my Stocking February on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I am excited to put this in her stocking!
Nassenheider rated for Touristy Postcard swap #12 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Hallo bluesky, Vielen Dank für deine schöne Karte. So was Historisches finde ich immer gut... neu kann jeder! Grüße aus dem stürmischen Land Brandenburg!
Markybay rated for Kid's Fill my stocking January on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I’m putting the gift up until Christmas :)
Nicollcia rated for CULTURE swap for children on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter, my sister loved it all! Sending greeting to your daughter from her ^^
kfaye rated for Eight Nights of Hanukka on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and gifts, and for hosting so many nice swaps this year 💙 Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

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