Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 5:44 am


Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: March 23, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

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

About me – almost 43 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. 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).

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

Essential oils especially tee trea, orange, peppermint

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

Pretty letter opener

Nice looking spoon rests - cooking spoon rests - teabag rests - soap 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, Oregon, 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)

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

Seeds – I have a lot for now, but currently still looking for non-GMO perennial flower seeds or roots, herbal seeds or root cuttings especially comfrey, bee balm, unusual echinaceas. I’d love to see your own homegrown collected seeds too.

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

Sewing supplies – thread, cute (wood) buttons, bias tape etc (no fabric currently aside from kid’s themes)

(Thrifted) pretty pillowcases, teatowels (love the ones with a painting and year calendar) for sewing projects

(wood or bamboo) Spork (not 2ndhand)

Bamboo cutlery (not 2ndhand)

bamboo or wood kitchen utensils (not 2ndhand)

Stainless steel snack/ lunch box (not 2ndhand)

Plastic free shipping supplies (tape).

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

Address Labels.

bigger sized envelopes. homemade envelopes. colorful envelopes.


plastic free Laundry Stain Stick, Soap Nuts

Love currently thin/small lined journals, I use them sometimes to write letters to pen pals. Seasonal theme on front also lovely, for letters writing in that season.

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

No Holidays – no Xmas, no Halloween, no St Patricks, no Valentines, no Thanksgiving, no Easter … we (mostly) don’t celebrate all of these (exp 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. I also don’t need or expect items related to Hanukka since we have enough decoration and also going to need some space to craft our own with my daughter :) (General/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.

No clothing including socks. No hair accesories either, since I can’t use them.

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.

Prefer not to receive cross stitch kits, I have too many right now and not enough time, and mostly interested in certain kits only.

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.

Thanks to swapbot I'm currently good with the following items:

Notecards, washi, lettersets/stationery, notebooks, paperclips, bookmarks, tea towels/oven mitt, recipe cards, stickers. Scrapbook items/paper, Fabric squares (see exceptions), seeds (see exceptions) , notepads, sticky notes. No pens!! It might change in the future, but I don’t need any of these right now!! Exceptions: envelopes, especially homemade and/or bigger sized ones. I always seem to run out.

Kid’s Swaps/ My daughter – she will be 2 in May 2019 (she loves to unwrap the gifts!:)

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)

plates, cups, cutlery, baking utensils for her play kitchen

utensils for her play store (pretend food jars, scale etc etc)

lacing toy

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.

finger puppets / hand puppets

Anything homemade /knitted (socks etc) please ask for size, it seems to change constantly lol

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

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 and not very tiny/small items at this point,, ) child appropriate gardening decorations

Stainless steel snack/ lunch box. Cloth snack bag.

Fabrics with a children theme.

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

wax crayons.

counting and sorting toys

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

Felted big letters. Wood letters. Magnetic Letters. German Alphabet Letters (capital and small letters).

Please no Plastic! :) We have no TV, so all kind of comic figures don’t mean anything to her.


@Kacka waiting to be angeled for 2 flaked swaps sadly since Dec 2017 now. I guess I gave up on it.

@mgallardo68 CPG January 2018 Wishlist, never received.

@swapowl Profile Based Christmas Gift 1 per country partner AND swaphost – never received! Profile deleted! Bummer :-(


Comment: Ty for the cool cat card, do ❤ it!
JazD rated for Christmas Gifts in July - USA on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Saving till Christmas
Margothecat rated for July Stocking Stuffer USA on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Margothecat rated for June Stocking Stuffer USA on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: thank you so much! I will open both gifts on Christmas Eve!
Margothecat rated for Christmas Gifts in June on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much! Did you notice that the envelope you sent it in was from a company in Missouri? I thought that was cool!
Comment: Thank you for the serval pc.
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! You are totally my neighbor. Enjoy the warmer weather.
KathyB rated for Fill My Stocking -- June 2019 on Jun 24, 2019
Response: you're welcome :)
kdotbakes rated for Penpals June 2019 - International on Jun 22, 2019
Response: you're welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully wrapped gifts that you sent Gabby. She's not going to open them until Christmas
kfaye rated for Christmas Gifts in May USA on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you :)
armadillogal rated for May Stocking Stuffer USA on May 18, 2019
Comment: Great surprise for my kitties...thx!
Comment: Thank you very much for the stamps from Etsy!
Comment: Thank you so much for the present I will save for Christmas. I love to open them all at once...
SairaLoves2Write rated for Profile Surprise on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: (SO SO SORRY I WAS SO LATE TO RATE) Thank you so much! I can't wait to plant the sunflowers and I shared the candy with my mom which made both of our days
JazD rated for private kids stockingstuffer-birthday on Apr 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for doing these private swaps with us. Did you get her birthday gift yet? I am sending out the 3 stocking stuffers tomorrow. I hope she likes everything we got her.
Comment: Those are awesome rugged mountains!! Thanks for the beautiful postcard of a place I wasn’t even aware of.
Comment: Thank you!
Margothecat rated for March Stocking Stufer USA on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you !

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lindseyjae on Jun 10, 2019:

thanks for the CPG may wish!!

lindseyjae on May 15, 2019:

thanks for the awesome cavern PC that you sent me for my CPG may wish! So cool!

BlueberryLady on Mar 26, 2019:

Belated Birthday Wishes and I hope that some of yours Came True...Hugs..

CurlyTea on Mar 25, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

jenmcjen on Mar 22, 2019:


isabellasnow on Mar 6, 2019:


seagull on Dec 26, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful stickers for the Profile Based Xmas Gift #2 ⛄ Merry Christmas!!

bluerose3 on Dec 7, 2018:

Thank you for the notecards from the swap Fill my stocking international-august. Very pretty.

clutterfree on Sep 21, 2018:

from AWG...thank you for granting me wishes for my birthday with a thoughtful card and some seedgeeks seeds :) Charlene

kaypendragon on Sep 12, 2018:

Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes!

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