Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 9:58 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2019
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: December 22
Country: United States
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About Me

OCTOBER 2020 Partners...there have been SOOOO many issues with my mail this month. I am terrified I am going to end up with a 3 and steel myself each time I come to my profile to check for ratings to make sure people are getting their swaps. Yikes! I received 3 returned pieces of mail for postage due...but then took them to the Post Office to get the "right" postage and they said they didn't know why they were rejected. One letter had "way more than you needed" apparently!! There was also a flood at my Post Office due to a "broken pipe" and that ended in my mail carrier bringing me a package of the swaps that got drowned. I am pretty sure I got everyone a resend on that. But they said it's possible that there were items that were not salvageable. Carrier said she didn't think they were mine. PLEASE let me know if you are missing something. I am always happy to resend right away. Sorry in advance if you are one of those who had to wait!! Happy swapping!!

I love all things art!! Zentangle has been such an enlightening experience and pushing me beyond the things I thought I could do - now I am drawing, painting, collaging, lots of wonderful art making!!! For my day job I am a pediatric mental health therapist (clinical social worker) in Nevada. I have two dogs that I absolutely adore - they are super active so they keep me going!! I also have a flock of chickens that are fun to watch and interact with - bonus, they also provide fresh eggs pretty much year round.


I am a lover of colors! Rainbows and happy, bright colors make me happy. I tend to lean towards turquoise, pink and purple - but, truly, I LOVE colors!! I don't know that there is a color that I would say I don't like.

I like inspirational quotes - especially handwritten little art pieces. Botanical Line Drawings, florals, fun characters - any kind of art is definitely on my LIKE list. I have started to move into the world of ATC, paper crafting and watercolor as well. So ephemera is always appreciated. Samples of watercolor paper are a lovely surprise.

Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do - if I have a strong coffee in hand I am basically in heaven. I am a Capricorn, so productivity is my superpower :D I am known for going non-stop from morning until evening and then I hop on the couch and draw while I hang out with my best friend, my dogs or both.

I have recently finished Goliath, Fleabag (wow this was good in an unexpected way!), Bosch, Carnival Row, and now we are watching Southland. I remember watching it here and there way back when it was on TV. I liked it and love watching from start to finish.

I think superheros are pretty cool (the older XMEN movies got me hooked). I love to cook vegetarian meals, grow things and spend time with my friends and my pets - and sometimes my family.

Let me see - what else. Social Work is my passion and I treat children with mental health struggles in my private practice, Journey Within. I am spiritual but definitely not religious. I am big into the "mystical" (I can't really think of any other way to put it) and I am a GIANT tree hugger. This isn't as uncommon as it used to be :)

Favorite Books

Stephen King is my favorite author. I wouldn't say that I am typically a horror person. I am easily spooked, but Stephen King's writing style is phenomenal ...so, yeah, I love him!!

I have an hour long commute to and from work, so I am an avid Audible listener. I have also been listening to books while I paint in the evenings and have been averaging 2 books a week (seems insane to me but I am reading much more than I am watching TV these days!)

This year I finished the 7 book series featuring DC Smith as a detective in the King's Lake area of England (by Peter Grainger). Such a great series. Some of the other books I have read in the past year include: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood; Dervla McTeirnan's Irish crime series; The Casual Vacancy; The Institute; the first 2 Kingkiller Chronicle books by Rothfuss (over 50 hours of listening!!!) and I am currently (Oct 2020) rereading the Cormoran Strike novels written by JK Rowling's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. The 5th novel in this series was recently released so I wanted to go back and read them all again. These are really good crime novels - if you are into that genre you should check these out The characters are so full and wonderfully rich..

Hard to say what my very favorite books are. The Stand is my all time favorite story. I also love a well written series where you can follow characters for more than one book. - Narnia books; The Time Quartet, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Hunger Games -


I had to add some things as I have found in my first year as a Swap-Bot swapper that there are some things I don't like that I wouldn't have necessarily thought of before.

I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers. If they come on a roll, I don't really have a use for them. I don't have kids and prefer a more grown up aesthetic. Also don't use catalog/magazine cutouts or random photos of things in your life (Polaroids are an exception)

No food or tea/coffee please. I have specific stuff I eat and drink and probably won't drink the tea that gets sent my way.

I don't like creepy, dark stuff. And don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority.

I don't really like adult cartoons. I would say I don't like crude humor, but I am not sure that's what you call it. I love Step Brothers the movie, don't like American Dad and King of the Hill stuff.

ABC of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought it would be fun. Allows some prompts to help give ideas of things that I like and/or that I would enjoy receiving should you be looking for ideas {work in progress}

A: huge animal lover; art; ATCs; astrology; Amazon and Audible; Americana decor; Australian accents; argyle; authenticity

B: books; (old) book pages; best friends; botanical art (drawings, stickers, etc); bravery; berries; (my) backyard; board games

C: cussing; cooking; chickens (alive!); cuddling (although I am currently single); Corgis; critters of all kind; children (do they count as critters?) COFFEE (yum!); cacti; card games; Crosstrek (I just bought one and it's so wonderful.)

D: dogs (especially my own); dreams; the desert; dinosaurs; dancing; dolphins

E: ephemera. vintage especially; elephants; eggs; Earth; energy fields; envelopes

F: frogs; fish; farmhouse aesthetic; festivals; flames; friends

G: ginger; glass; gifs; green; galaxy theme; gerbera daisies; girls (we rock!)

H: herbs; healthy food; horses; home; helping others

I: indigenous tribes; ink; imagination; ivy

J: journaling; jeeps; Jamberry (nail products); joking around;

K: knights; Kratom; kites;

L: lilies; learning; laughter; leaving work early; life, love and light {borrowed this from a fellow swapper because it was such a wonderful answer and definitely applies to me!}

M: Mexican food; masks (beauty kind); mentoring other therapists/interns; Mason jars; MAPS! (can't seem to find them anymore); mysteries; melon; MOVIES!!

N: NATURE!!! nests; narwhals; never giving up

O: organ donor; owls; origami; oceans; opportunities; outer space

P: pebbles; Primitive stuff; postage that's unique; PLANTS (I have so many!!)

Q: quiet times in the morning before the dogs get out of bed; questions; quirky sayings

R: rain and rainbows; rebels; robots (cute kind as well as functional housecleaning kind) Rooster decor

S: sunsets (Nevada sunsets are incredible!!); sharing; stickers; Starbucks; Superman and other Superheroes; sloths; Subaru

T: therapeutic everything (I love learning about, talking about, engaging in - I love everything about being a therapist); turtles

U: underwater things; upcycling; underappreciated little pleasures of everyday life; the Universe as a living entity that is constantly responding to all the stimuli that is life

V: vast spaces; vintage everything

W:.WARM anything!! the West; weekends; women; whales

X: X-MEN; XCITEMENT; X-tra special surprises

Y: yellow; yelling (it's fun sometimes)

Z: Zentangle; zen feelings; zesty oranges haha


AZmom875 rated for AAA: Clear the Stash on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: This was fantastic, thanks.
Comment: We aren't far from Kentucky and I have been to Louisville a few times, I have yet to use a pit stop like this though!
Comment: Thank you for the cute holiday/llama themed postcard! The Christmas dinner sounded amazing! Take care x
KellyR rated for Scatts PC Round 7 - D - US Only on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Great answers!
Comment: Your work is so important. I know that you are touching so many lives. Please take care of yourself and make time for self care.
Comment: Wow! What a lovely card! Thanks so much! I love penguins, and you did a wonderful job of painting them. I'm going to have to check out that tutorial myself! Thanks so much!
Comment: Wonderful, beautiful you, thank you for the lovely postcard! My son loves the trout that you drew in the center of the state, so now he wants to make a trip out to go fishing there! I’m adding it to my collection of V.I.P’s (very important postcards)! Big 🤗 hugs from me to you!
Lorellie rated for PH: List 5 Series - Christmas Gifts on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Super cute card! Thank you! Cleansing is a lovely practice. I prefer music or candles to the more traditional sage.
GlyndasCreations rated for AAA: Wings on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute swap
Comment: Great answers! I’d like to be known for being ethical too! That’s a good one!
Eulegirl rated for WnWHS - America Recycles Day on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun fruity card! I do love peach!!
claugraphy rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Lovely swap, it will be continued :)
alazaq rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Tq fir the likes and comments
Nicollcia rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for Instagram love under my profile! :)
lovetherain rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the likes and comments on my Instagram!
LPasternacki rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ❤️.
squince rated for Scatts PC Round 7 - C - US Only on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Very clever! The resend arrived now as well! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Kristi! This is SO pretty! I just love the beautiful border, the focal image, and that sweet ivory/tan yarn accent. This looks like a professionally-created card! Thank you so much.
Risna rated for SSM: Find four #10 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely package! Love the illustrated Orca postcard. Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Always a joy swapping with you, lovely! Thank you for the beautiful postcard painting of a hot cuppa coffee! It’s perfect! Don’t ya just love the simplicity of monochrome sometimes? You’re so talented with capturing the light-dark contrasts right where they should be that even the simplest of works has true depth too! I feel as though I’m looking down into my own hot cuppa joe every time I look at this card. 🍪Loves your artworks! 🤗💙📬

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Jillemina on Jan 12, 2021:

I just saw your comment on my page. Message me your address and I'd love to swap Nevada stories! Thanks for the invite to the group. I will definitely look at it!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Heirloom on Dec 24, 2020:

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

postmarkd on Nov 20, 2020:

Aha thank you for being my first comment!! I signed up last year but have really only been active since August. :P

I'm fine waiting for the third book because the first two were amazing - and you can't rush perfection! Have you read the Dresden files?? That's a long series that could keep you busy and entertained, it's amazing. Two books released this year (haven't read them yet) and apparently it's just heartbreak and brilliance!

&& I'm so glad you're enjoying the swap series!! Thank you for being a regular participant! Hopefully we get each other in future swaps. (I have you for the "Your State/Country Shape PC" and I can't wait to finish it for you!).

jannieb on Sep 12, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely compliments regarding my ATC's. That is so nice to hear. You put a big smile on my face :)

CookieMomster78 on May 30, 2020:

Happy First, My Lovely Swappin’ Friend!!!

MsBellaDonna on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Kristi, I've been meaning to thank you for the wonderful Game of Thrones postcard you sent me - I love it! I have it on the refrigerator and it always brings me a (much needed!) smile... many "hearts" to you! Be safe and stay well - MsBellaDonna

Fullsteampowell on Feb 11, 2020:

Thankee for the extra postcard roulette card! It was a lovely surprise.

Babycakesxo on Sep 27, 2019:

N°6 profile decorate My little pony


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