Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2021 4:46 am


Date Joined: May 27, 2009
Last Online: October 4, 2020
Birthday: January 31, 1976
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married with 2 lovely girls- ages 4 & 7. My family is the best and most important part of my life! Becoming a mom has become the most wonderful, enriching experience I could ever imagine.

I have known my husband since high school and he is also my best friend. I work full time as a database analyst, so I spend a lot of time in front of the computer!

I can be very shy in person and have a hard time conversing with people I dont know or trust, but once you get to know me, I open up!

One thing I can say is that I'm a very responsible person and, whether in my professional or personal life, I take my committments very seriously. And that absolutely includes swap-bot! I will not flake.

IAlso, since I do take my swap-bot responsibilities very seriously, please contact me first before rating if you haven't received something (MAIL OR EMAIL). I know how easy it is to accidentally delete an email or have something filtered to spam.

Favorite Books

Sci Fi/Fantasy /historical fiction/ alternate history/some horror/ some espionage/adventure - Harry Potter books rank as my favorites- love Stephanie Meyer- The Twilight books & The Host!! The Dexter Series, Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind), Mercedes Lackey, Stephen King, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, vintage Anne Rice, Robert Newcomb, Anne Bishop, Donna Tartt, Wally Lamb, Dean Koontz, Nelson Demille, Ken Follett, Sue Monk Kidd, Paulina Simmons, Suzanne Collins, Diana Gabaldon

I love to read- I can never be without a book! I have lost sleep too many times to count because I just cant put my book down!

Mostly the book has to grab me- I have to care for the characters. I dont really care that much for pages and pages of descriptions. I love when there are some strong characters that fall in love and overcome obstacles. My favorite books have to have a happy ending because I dont want to put the book down feeling depressed!!!

And as you can see by the types of books I picked, I want to be in another world for a while- something apart from reality. Something different and interesting.

Favorite Movies

Sci Fi/Fantasy/ Historical Periods - love all the Harry Potter movies, Labyrinth, Rob Roy, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Twilight, Matrix (1st one only), Blood & Chocolate, Ladyhawke, Far & Away, Princess Bride, The Ring, the 1st 2 Spiderman movies

I want to be transported into a fantasy world for a little while, just like with reading. Thats why I try to stay away from your standard tearjerkers!

I dont like what passes for romantic comedy these days but I love to have romance be a part of the larger story!

Favorite Television

Anything that is different- NO procedurals, medical dramas or legal dramas - Lost, Chuck, True Blood, Dexter, Dollhouse, Big Love, Burn Notice, Battlestar Galactica (I will miss this show A LOT!), Ugly Betty, Legends of the Seeker, Buffy & Angel (I miss you!!), Torchwood, Fringe

I want to be able to follow a story week to week and see characters develop and grow- not have everything tied up with a ribbon at each show's end. Plus I just find medical shows too depressing!

Some reality shows- So you think you can dance, American Idol, Project Runway- I prefer my reality shows about creative people who actually have talent and aren't just useless eye candy who want to be on tv.

Favorite Crafts

Used to Crochet and also cross stitch, though I haven't had much time lately. My favorite piece I made was a huge American Flag afghan- it just took a lot of time putting all those squares of stars together and getting the thing done. I used to wake up early and work on it every morning, before I had to go to work. I guess I've gotten lazy!!

I've been Flaked!

If I can help it, I would never want to let someone down, who is counting on me. Thats why its so upsetting when others dont do the same.

Below, is my list of flakers:

If anyone wants to angel me, I would appreciate it so much!!


  • Twilight stuff swap 1 ---newbies welcome¡¡¡¡

Maria Finley (mfinley524)

  • Coloring Book swap http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/40809

Favorite Music

Love all kinds from country to rap to celtic! I am always listening to music, throughout my work day and then at home, to unwind! I usually match my music to my mood.

The key requirement is that it has some true emotion behind it and that it really makes you feel something.
Some of my favorite artists: Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos, Green Day, ABBA, Blackmore's Night, Amy Winehouse, Evanescence, Daughtry, David Cook, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Carrie Underwood, Heather Nova, Poe, Live, The Offspring, Shakira, Sarah Brightman, 80s music

Favorite Foods

Anything with mushrooms, strawberries, dark chocolate - chinese food, broccoli, cheese

PIZZA- the perfect food- can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Candies- Jolly ranchers, starbursts, sour patch kids, anything sour & fruity.

My Kids

My 6 year old loves to dance. she is in several dance classes, has taken ballet & tap and she is just a little performer! She has no fear on stage or anything! She loves all ballerina related stuff. She is very curious and has a huge imagination. The games she comes up with just amaze me! She loves to make her own jewelry like little bracelets and stuff and she loves to make greeting cards to give to people, for no special reason, just to say she loves them! She is actually far more crafty than I am!! Maybe she'll be on swap-bot someday!

My 4 year old wants to do everything that her big sister does. She is very active, energetic and loud! She has her own point of view and makes it known. This child is not afraid of anyone! She loves to wear dresses and she accessorizes them with like 10 necklaces,5 bracelets, a hat, a crown, a boa, anything else she can find. She is such a funny little lady! She also loves to dance and sing and she is so friendly that everyone gets a big beaming smile. She loves all the Disney Princesses and Fairies.

Main kids likes:

art supplies

craft kits

bubbles bubbles!

sidewalk chalk & other drawing tools.

princess related

ballet related


anything pink!

sparkly things

stickers (all kind- but esp. sparkly ones, ballerinas, animals, cupcakes, fuzzy ones)


Disney Princess


My Little Pony

makeover stuff (nail polish / lip gloss)

little notebooks

jewelry (necklaces, clip on earrings, bracelets, rings)



anything with hearts or stars


baby animals

My Likes

My likes


flower themed items (esp. tulips /sunflowers)



the ocean


anything beach related

note cards - I always need these!

things with a nature theme

cd mixes of any kind ( I love hearing new music!)

Russian/Latvian items (thats where I'm from- I came here when I was 6 years old)

Beginner's craft kits

picture frames

photo albums (all sizes) because I take TONS of all kinds of pictures!

castles, esp. in Ireland or Scotland

gothic/ vampire theme (I have loved vampire stuff for years!! )

things that look like antiques or relics (I'm fascinated with the past!)

dark chocolate (because it is the best food ever!)

unique necklaces, earrings & bracelets (I'm always accessorizing- but no anklets)

items specific to other locations/countries. Thats part of what I love about swap-bot- getting to see a glimpse of other people's worlds!

hand/body lotions


Diet Dr. Pepper (addicted to the stuff!)

nesting dolls

old fashioned fans

collector dolls


pens (especially unusual ones)

nail polish


jannieb rated for 100 Random Questions on Mar 6, 2011
Comment: No response to MY message stating that I had not received your email. Will consider re-rating if you send your email.
av0 rated for Movie Lovers E-Mail Questionaire Swap on Jan 9, 2011
YooperHill rated for Best of The Best CD Mix Swap on Jan 12, 2010
Comment: Loved the variety, and I have many new songs to enjoy! Thank you also for resending when it did not arrive the first time!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I was hoping you would, after that long wait!!
TwentySix7 rated for Lady Rose's Xmas Card Swap 2009!! on Dec 24, 2009
Comment: Thanks! Happy Holidays! Jenny : )
movietiffany rated for Best of The Best CD Mix Swap on Dec 22, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome cd! I enjoyed all your selections and am playing it all the time :D
kymm9901 rated for Lady Rose's Xmas Card Swap 2009!! on Dec 19, 2009
Comment: Thanks!
BrauerGirl rated for Lady Rose's Xmas Card Swap 2009!! on Dec 17, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. I hope you have a Merry Christmas! :o)
KarenFife rated for Lady Rose's Xmas Card Swap 2009!! on Dec 16, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the card!
slamophile rated for Lady Rose's Xmas Card Swap 2009!! on Dec 15, 2009
Comment: What a cute card - Thank you so much - and - I wish you, too, a super Wonderful Christmas.
pinkqueen rated for What Your Kids Think of You! on Dec 11, 2009
gemfinder rated for I'm THANKFUL for... on Dec 10, 2009
whiterose rated for I can't get that here! on Nov 30, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the big parcel which arrived today!! what an awesome package!! Lots of yummy cakes and a snack- Thank you thank you thank you ! My husband also loved your cakes! I wish I could give you more than one heart for this swap!!!
Tinker60 rated for Book of the Month (November) on Nov 27, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much. . . I've been wanting to read this as I've never read anything by Steve Martin! It will get passed on, most likely next month 'cause it's up next on my 'read list' ~~
ChrissyB rated for I'm THANKFUL for... on Nov 23, 2009
Comment: Thanks for your list. i really enjoyed it. It's so important to take stock of our lives frequently so that we don't forget how blessed we are. (Being from LA, lower Alabama that is, I completely understand appreciating cooler weather! Many times, we're wearing shorts at Thanksgiving.) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
ElleBelle rated for I'm THANKFUL for... on Nov 22, 2009
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! I enjoyed it :)
sparky22 rated for I'm THANKFUL for... on Nov 22, 2009
craftymomme08 rated for I'm THANKFUL for... on Nov 22, 2009
Comment: happy thanksgiving

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5trawberry on Oct 22, 2009:

Thank you for the 7 Deadly Sins package. I do enjoy that movie and love to say "What's in the box?" like that.

roseparade on Aug 6, 2009:

Hi there! I was your partner in the Guilty Pleasures Cd swap! Please let me know when you get it, and I hope you enjoy it! :)


Drachenfrau on Aug 1, 2009:

Heya Daniella, I've just mailed you the answers for the "Book lovers question and answer fun"-swap. Please let me know, when you get it. :-)

Noni82 on Jun 22, 2009:

Hello hello! ^-^ So this time I have sent you an ecard from Hallmark.nl and Kaartenhuis.nl...surely one of them must get to your inbox :P Let me know when they arrive! xxNaomi (noni82)

Noni82 on Jun 20, 2009:

Hi Daniella! I just sent you an ecard for the Bring A Smile On My Face Swap...so I guess I just want to make sure you'll check your spam and junk folders as well ^-^ xxNaomi (noni82)

PageTurner on Jun 2, 2009:

Hi! Thanks for joining the Priority Mail Box of Fun for Girls swap that I'm hosting. Should be fun!

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