Swap-bot Time: April 28, 2017 1:07 am


Date Joined: August 22, 2015
Last Online: April 27, 2017
Birthday: February 9, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Mindy and I am from the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. I am a mom to 2 teens. I love animals; I have 4 cats, 2 frogs, a fishtank full of snails and a dagu (it's very similar to a chinchilla). My house is almost like a miniature zoo! My favorite animals are definitely frogs. I've actually received the nickname Froggy because of it! Aside from realistic animals, I also have a love for mythological creatures, especially dragons and fairies.

I have always been interested in nature. For the past few years, I've been working on a flower garden in my yard and am always looking for new plants to add to my collection. I'm a coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon kinda person. I haven't found a tea or coffee I didn't like so I am always open to try the strange and unusual flavors. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I love candy, circus peanuts are my favorite next to licorice and jelly beans. When it comes to food and drinks I'm ready and willing to try it all.

I like all colors and lately find myself using earth tones/colors, browns, oranges, greens and yellows. My favorite colors have always been and always will be green and yellow.

A few years ago, my sister and I started to make greeting cards, We love coming up with all the designs to send through the mail! We then discovered Swap-Bot and all the amazing swaps included. From joining Swap-Bot I have extended my paper craft hobbies to include ATCs, pocket letters, handmade envelopes and and my latest addiction, washi tape collecting.

Favorite Music

When I comes to music I enjoy it all. Lately I find myself searching the stations for the music I grew up listening to, yep that's right it's the' 80s. Like, it's totally rad man.

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is also my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. I also like sci-fi, classic horror movies and Tim Burton movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice.

Favorite Television

I love sci-fi, horror and fictional history. The Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Star Trek, American Horror Stories, Vampire Diaries, Reign, Being Human, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural.

Favorite Crafts

Card making, Handmade Envelopes, ATCs, Pocket Letters, and other various paper crafts.


Favorite Colors - Green and yellow but I enjoy all colors

Tea - I enjoy all kind, all flavors, bags or looseleaf. Some of my new found favorites are rooibos, earl grey and fruit flavors.

Animals including reptiles and insects



Nesting dolls

Flowers, nature

I enjoy Spring and Fall more than Summer and Winter

Favorite holiday is Halloween and I like all the creepy, scaryness that goes with it

Handmade items

Mail Art - Handmade envelopes

Vintage (pre-1970s) gummed stickers or seals

Washi tape


Letter sets


Memo sheets and sticky notes

Stickers - any style, just not a big fan of multi layered or puffy kind

Rubber Stamps

Scrapbook Paper


There are only a few things that I can live without, perfume scented items and magazine cutouts or little scraps of paper. I don't have a use for them so they just windup in the recycling bin.


ladyb0369 rated for WIYM- stocking stuffer April- USA on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Jenicat rated for IS: Handmade Envies ~ USA on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute envelopes! 💜
Maapz rated for WIYM: tea envelope YELLOW ~ INTL on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the yellow teas. I really love the envelope and the nice stamps you used! Best Wishes!
priscilla rated for CALG: my favourite tea - april on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the tea. i will try it this evening :)
dgharris573 rated for Fill My Stocking - April on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you Mindy, tucking my gift away for Christmas!
Comment: Got the card and will send it next round, thank you. : )
debtea2 rated for TeaTime to the Nines- USA only on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: OMG, WOW amazing papers love them all and a lovely selection of teas ..thank you thank you many hearts and thanks for joining in Deb
calmond rated for April Tea Swap on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Mindy! Thank you so much for the great assortment of teas and for including extra! I very much so look forward to drinking these! I am really curious, admittedly, about how this Numi Turmeric Tea will taste! Thanks again!
Comment: I have placed this inside my stocking till December. Thank-you. Have a wonderful beginnings of Spring.
jaimiemarcotte rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #3 on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Mindy, I love the tea bags! I can't wait to try them out! Thank you! Jaimie
lostinavalon rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to open it!
Misa015 rated for March Tea Swap on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for tea bags. I'm looking forward to tasting them. :)
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelopes!
Comment: The gold envie with the roses is absoutely gorgeous! Thank you for all the beautiful wnvelopes! And I love the one you sent them in! So cool!!!
wittmert rated for WOW! Blind Washi Swap (Edited) on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
starrycat rated for WOW! Blind Washi Swap (Edited) on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous tape samples. In case you are wondering why I am editing this, I originally rated you for the samples I received from someone else for another WOW swap.... lol. I like the one with the red flowers!
Jamnj rated for WIYM: Feb Stocking Stuffer USA on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: I love. The pretty package you sent! Thank you, I'm saving it for the grand stocking stuffer opening!
sjayana20 rated for February birthday surprise :) on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank k you for the lovely wishes!!! I loved the ATC packets thank you 💛❤
Comment: Such a wonderful assortment of HAPPY MAIL! The vintage picture was awesome. Thanks for brightening my day :)
Comment: Thank you for my special paper items.

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RyeRye on Sep 2, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

CurlyTea on Aug 28, 2016:

AZmom875 on Jul 28, 2016:

I love the black bear postcard, from the postcard roulette. Thank you sister for picking me. I loved the old stamps too.

paperfilia on Jul 3, 2016:

Happy 4th!



moonfayri on Mar 28, 2016:

Thank you so much for sending my washi bag home. I also love your dragon calendar envelope!

Lonestarchild on Feb 2, 2016:

Lots of fun VDAY envies arrived in my mailbox today! Such fun. Can't wait to use them. Thank you!

Ciska76 on Dec 14, 2015:

Hi Mindy, your choose 2 package is on its way to the US. I hope that it will arrive soon. Enjoy! Ciska

ladydy5 on Nov 6, 2015:

Welcome! Make an envelope group.😄

MsKuky on Sep 5, 2015:

Welcome to Swap Bot, this crafting stuff is addictive....happy swapping!

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