Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2018 4:01 pm


Date Joined: October 8, 2008
Last Online: October 23, 2016
Birthday: March 10
Country: United States

About Me

I live in central Florida, on the Atlantic coast near the Kennedy Space Center and also quite near all the attractions: Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, etc..etc...as you can imagine, everyone we know from everywhere else wants to come visit us and stay in our guestroom..hahaha...

I am a mom of 4 (mostly grown) kids, who loves getting surprises, but also loves GIVING them..I am a person who spends an inordinate amount of time commiserating over the details of a gift..I think it's a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (haha)...I have two mini dachshund puppies and I was a DJ at a radio station as a profession for many years, majoring in mass communication... Music is a passion for me, and I can't imagine life without it!! Unfortunately the money and security of radio jobs is not so great these days. I am also a paranormal investigator with the Daytona Beach Paranormal Research Group. We are affiliated with TAPS, if you are familiar with that TV show, and we get all cases that come through the TAPS referral base that are in central to north Florida to investigate.

Favorite Music

I love Blues and Jazz, but I am very VERY musical, and really love all music...all of my children play musical instruments, my oldest son is a professional musician, so you can't go wrong for music with me..I love it all.

Favorite Books

I really love reading!!!!!I am a HUGE fan of British murder mysteries, I love Ruth Rendell, Deborah Crombie, MC Beaton, and Elizabeth George, among others. I recently discovered an author named James Lee Burke, whose main character is a New Orleans cop, and his writing is so prolific, you can just feel yourself in his scenarios. Can you tell I am an English Minor? I have a Master's degree in Communication....Reading and writing have always been a passion of mine, and I am pretty open to most literature.

Favorite Television

I love reality police shows, like "First 48," and "Crime 360"..I am also a huge Seinfeld fan, and I miss it..Love the reruns, though..it never gets old! I also enjoy any kind of real-life mystery shows, like "Disappeared", and shows about ghosts and psychics.... I really really REALLY love the show "Little Britain" on BBC America...I recommend it if you haven't seen it..you will laugh till you pee.

Favorite Movies

I like suspense movies, and comedies. I loved "Pulp Fiction", "Borat," "The Hangover" and "The Others"...and many, many more..

Favorite Crafts

I love jewelry, purses, and quirky, gothic/pagan themed items...I really enjoy "wiccan" or witchcraft themed items.

Wish List

I love anything quirky and occult/pagan themed... such as: Witches/witch related items

Stars..star shaped things, etc...

Things made from Nature (twigs, sea glass, stones, etc..)

Star/Moon themed items

Gothic stuff

Anything "sparkly"...(I am like a magpie)

I love Moonstones! (my favorite jewelry/stone)

Useful things, like bags, purses, tote bags, baskets, things I can "show off"...

I Love...



Bath stuff/soaps and lotions

The colors Black, Pink, Green, Purple

Star-shaped things

English/Irish/Scottish stuff

French stuff


Music/musical themed stuff

And, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Weenie Dog themed stuff as well...

And finally, I am absolutely OBSESSED with HELLO KITTY. I have no explanation for this, but I cannot help myself...

Thrift Store Goodies I Love!

--a cool hat!

--handmade pottery piece (cup, bowl, whatever)

--tote bag/purse


--funny/interesting looking coffee mug

--jewelry (pins, earrings, necklaces)

--something with moon/stars on it

--a picture or print with a musical theme

--pretty or interesting candle holder of any type/size (from candle sticks to votive, anything in between)

--out of the ordinary or fun socks, or slipper socks

--a bowl (wooden, pottery/clay, glass)or basket to keep my keys in (so I don't set them down and lose them, AS USUAL...haha)

--a jazz or blues CD

--something with a music or musical note theme (instrument knick knack, etc)

keep in mind, I am pretty easy to please, and I know how thrift stores are..sometimes you just find something so great, you can't believe it! If you just find something like that, not on the list, that is great! I am very easy to please, so feel free to stray from the list...It is just a few suggestions for you...

Thanks!! I can hardly wait to see the treasures you find!


AnnSo rated for NOT my Country PC swap #13 on Aug 6, 2015
Comment: Sorry my rating comes a bit late I was not at home for 3 weeks. Thank you so much! I will visit Disney Land in Paris soon xD
nadithings rated for Reusable grocery bag swap on Dec 21, 2014
Comment: I love Love love my Christmas theme bags!! It's soo pretty!! Merry Christmas to u and family too and happy new year! ^__^ xoxo nadi
Response: I'm so happy to hear that!! Thank you for the 5 and the heart!! Have a wonderful new year!
turtlelady45 rated for Winter-themed Scavenger Hunt on Dec 10, 2014
Comment: What a great package arrived in the mail today! The treat bags will be used for homemade cookies this Christmas. The cookbook is great. I'll use all the other goodies this season.
Response: Awww, I'm so glad you liked it.. Have a great Christmas!!
SquirrellyGirl rated for Send A Smile! #8 USA Only on Dec 2, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the fun package! Bandaids are a hot commodity in this household--we never have enough ;) I love that your sense of humor came through in your package, from the cute envelope to the recipe cards with their snark! Just like me!!!
Response: Ha! Sense of humor? Me? NEVER! (Haha) have a great holiday!!
Casscd rated for Souvenir Magnet on Nov 18, 2014
Comment: Hi Sandi, I got your great package today. The magnet is just lovely, a perfect part of Florida proudly displayed on my fridge for all to see. The postcards are also amazing. You will have to let me know the name of your shop in case I ever get the chance to pop in for ice-cream! Many blessings to you, Christine
widelo123 rated for Shaped paper clip swap on Oct 27, 2014
Comment: Sandi, thank you for the unique paperclips. If you want great place to live, New Bern is it. We are growing by leaps and bounds- more people, more stores. Shirley
Response: I would LOVE to check it out!! We have some neighbors who moved to Raleigh, and they LOVE it there....thank you so much for the lovely heart...
kittyhahahotbot rated for Shaped paper clip swap on Oct 25, 2014
Comment: Holy sea cow Batman.....look at the clips WooHoo. THANK you!!!!!
deelynn rated for Still want Halloween Surprise? on Oct 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you! Cool swap! You can always be my partner! :)
deelynn rated for Hello Kitty Lovers <3 on Oct 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you, awesome swap! :)
Response: So glad to hear you liked it!! Ty for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing magnet and postcards, Sandi! The magnet is easily one of my favourites on my fridge :) Happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It's like a little piece of Cocoa Beach you can have at home!
Comment: Thank you😊
Response: You are welcome! It's a mini little beach in a bottle, so you can feel like you visited us here in Cocoa Beach...
KathleenHope rated for Senders choice PC swap #9 on Sep 22, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the Florida postcard! Love it.
mmiatsu rated for Senders choice PC swap #9 on Sep 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you! I bet your beach is lovely, but looks so crowded in the picture.. I like more peaceful places with fewer people :)
Response: It's not usually like that at all, I think that was a weekend of a surfing competition...we have a world class surfer who calls Cocoa Beach his home (Kelly Slater), so we have tons of surfing activities here...
thefruid rated for Senders choice PC swap #9 on Sep 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty postcard! Love that you own a ice cream shop! I could never own one! I would be eating my inventory on a daily basis lol. Thanks again!
widelo123 rated for Senders choice PC swap #9 on Sep 17, 2014
Comment: Sandi. Thank you so much for the pup postcard. It doesn't look like a painting much less being painted by the artist's mouth. Unbelievable and what a unbelievable person Mariola is. Thank you. Shirley
DG rated for Senders choice PC swap #9 on Sep 16, 2014
Comment: The beach card looks like a place I would love to see. If I'm ever lucky enough to get to your state again, I'll come to your ice cream shop!
Comment: Thank you very much Sandi, this was an awesome swap!
Comment: You have the most amazing job! Have a great week!
annesecchio rated for Blind Surprise Swap (August) on Sep 10, 2014
Comment: Thank you, I really loved the goodies you sent <3

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deskitty on Dec 16, 2014:

Thank you for being a member of my Hello Kitty Group!

ladydy5 on May 6, 2013:

You got a pproved! Thanks for being a member of my group Thriftstore Find.

Copperoxide on Apr 18, 2013:

Thank you for joining my swap, (cooking our way through the alphabet!) I hope you enjoy it and collect lots of lovely new recipes Foo

deskitty on Mar 9, 2013:

Welcome to the Hello Kitty Group HK

pursehappygal on Jan 16, 2013:

Hey, girl. Long time no see. How are you?

dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

Cakers on Oct 5, 2012:

Yay!! Someone is coming through for you on the handbag swap. I'm so happy for you!! That is one thing I really love about this site, we stick up for each other.

Happy Swapping and have yourself a lovely weekend! Oh, and Happy Early Swap-bot Anniversary! :-)

Cakers on Oct 5, 2012:

Hi Candigirl - I've been looking through the public forums and through that and reviewing punkydoodle's profile, I see you've been flaked on for the Stuffed Handbag swap.

Every once in awhile I'll find out about something like this and it really annoys me to no end. That's when I decide it's time to help out. If you haven't been angeled for this yet, let me know. I'll be happy to take care of it for you. :-) You shouldn't get stiffed on this, so let me take care of it.

Cakers (Patty) :-)

MysticBayou on Sep 28, 2012:

Yes :) I am Hungarian. Most people don't recognize written Hungarian. I think you are the first person I have run into here at Swap Bot that knew what it was :) You gave me renewed hope, Thanks so much!! ;)

institches on Sep 26, 2012:

Thank you so much for joining the I Love My Crockpot - September Swap. I hope you received a really yummy recipe! Hope to see you in the October round.


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