Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 8:24 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: October 1, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 31 July 2022

My kitchen is my craft room because I love cooking and baking. We are vegetarians, doing our bit for climate change. These days I'm simplifying complicated recipes, like crustless cheese-less quiche with three ingredients plus salt, pepper and herbs. What are your favorite foods? How do you make them? I drink lots of tea, mostly herbal now, if a swap suggests sending tea in sealed packets.


I send the blank postcards I receive to family and friends and people on Postcrossing. Please send colorful and cheerful postcards that you'd happily send your family and friends. If you're sending me a naked postcard, please send one that's a favorite of yours, sender's choice or for a swap with a theme.

No, thank you. Sorry, no hearts. Postcards to color, postcards for Christian holidays and legends, and Zazzle postcards. Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards. Not those childish Distributed by Michael's Inc. designs. Please, no junk.

manders loves kawaii

Omurice is a wonderful quick dinner. I make it with Trader Joe's Japanese Fried Rice and extra frozen vegetables, thin omelettes that we lay over the fried rice, and ketchup. And now it's turning up in kawaii like Ojipan and I love them all!

My favorite kawaii has a face. I love food with faces and anchovies with legs and animals in an unlikely milieu like cat servers at faux Starbucks. I enjoy most characters, especially San-X.

No, thanks. Poo and bottoms aren't kawaii to me. 3D stickers from sheets and sticker flakes, especially PVC and puffy. Real photos made cute aren't so cute to me. Unicorns are too sweet for me.

No, thank you

  • Christian holidays, etc. I'm Jewish.
  • Ephemera, scrap book paper, die cuts, and the like. I won't use them.
  • Extras. I have plenty of kawaii, stickers and washi tape. The extras I send are more of what the swap is for, e.g., an extra postcard or kawaii sticker flakes.
  • Food. We keep kosher and we are vegetarians.
  • Glitter, sequins and other tiny metallic or plastic bits
  • Plastic, if possible. Reuse those bubble mailers!
  • Postcards: see above
  • Tobacco smoke residue aka thirdhand smoke. See also thirdhandsmoke.org.
  • Unicorns, except the Unicorn Tapestries dating from the late Middle Ages.


Comment: Thanks so very much for everything! The vintage linen cards made my day! I always wonder about the history behind the older ones when I come across them Also, you have some great washi! Thanks again for the great swap!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad they came to me in time for this swap, just for you!
Candace rated for CPG Just a Note #13- US on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Have an excellent trip to Italy!
Response: I will! I'm looking forward to getting on an airplane for the first time in years.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pumpkin postcard! By the way, I meant to say that I love the washi you used on the back of the postcard! Where did you get it? If you don't mind me asking... Thanks again!
Response: Your'e welcome! And it's the autumnal Equinox!
Comment: Thank you so much! I've been to Minneapolis twice for a Supernatural convention, but never got to see much besides the convention center and the sky walk. I would love to return some day and experience the state properly. Also, thank you for picking cards that I needed from my states/world places list xx
Response: You're welcome. It's easier to pick cards when I read a well written profile like yours.
Comment: Mail from you is such a pleasure. You really made me happy!! Love the beautiful washi you used ( totally in love with the squirrels) and love your letter. It is so nice to read about your life! Have fun in Italy. The postcards are adorable ( especially Krimgen)
Response: Thank you for your chatty rating. Your mail too is always a pleasure to receive. I looked at the tour website and learned that there's 5 inches of rain where we're going in October so I'm looking for waterproof shoes.
Comment: A million hearts! Thank you for making my first swap back so great!!! It was wonderful to hear from you! And my heart is soaring with the surprises. Thank you ever so kindly!!!
Response: A bullseye! That's exactly what I wanted! I'm glad to see you again.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the note.
Response: You're welcome. My extra is often a note because I love to write.
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and note in the card. I wonder if aunt Winchester is related to the Winchester repeating rifle folks, and the Winchester Mystery House in Northern California. I LOVE the squirrel and bee washi you decorated the envelope with.
Response: You're welcome. Good question about the Winchesters.
enchantedgabi rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on Sep 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the memos! I love collecting them and I don't have any of these designs (: The envelope is so cute with all the stickers, < probably gonna use them in my journal. Thanks again for the items and for your patience (:
Response: You're welcome. Memos make for a heavy envelope 8-D
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie! I watched the series “The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window” as well!! I”m now onto the Devil in Ohio. Thanks for the lovely pcs too. Love the stories behind them.
Response: You're welcome. I've moved on to K dramas: Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
Comment: Looking forward to the SanrioXPringles TOOOOOOO!!!
Response: I placed an order and then, sadly, it's still, no airmail coming from Japan.
Comment: Many thanks for the awesome selection of postcards. I’m sending the Marvel pc to my son who attends NMSU. “The Pearl That Broke Its Shell” is perfect to read with your book club. I hope they love it as much as I did.
Response: You're welcome! I'm always thrilled to receive a postcard that practically has an address written on it -- it knows exactly where it's going!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 25 Flakes! on Aug 27, 2022
Comment: Hi Meredith! Thank you for all the adorable flakes. Almost all of them are new to me -- I've bought very little kawaii since the pandemic hit. I'm going to write you a letter soon. :)
Response: You're welcome! I've ordered a few items from sellers on Etsy but haven't ordered from Kawaii Shop Japan in more than a year. It's time to make a small investment!
Comment: Hello. Thank you so much for the card and tuck-ins. I'm happy to receive my first washi tape. Have a wonderful day!
Response: You're welcome. My addiction to washi tape is all about the artwork and the humor.
debbiespoms rated for Places I Haven't Been #2 on Aug 25, 2022
Comment: Hey there Meredith ! Thanks so much for so nice note, along with swap for PC's you have never been. Which I love ! I enjoyed hearing about the places, you'd love to go to. I honestly wouldn't ever want to go Moscow. Esp. with the way things are there right now. But would love to see Australia however. But alas, that isn't in the cards for me. I'll never have enough money, to ever get to any overseas country. Take care & I hope you're staying well.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed hearing why I chose those particular postcards.
Comment: Arrived yesterday. Thank you for your thoughtful card filled with unique stickiiclub stickers. Love this!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the great Gateway Arch National Park pc and stamp! What a neat find. I love it!
Response: You're welcome. We listened to a ranger talk at the Arch Museum. The MO senator at the time - a woman - advocated for funding the design while carrying a handbag with handles shaped like the proposed arch.
Comment: It took me SOOOOO long to figure out what swap this was. There were a lot of oldies on there. Noice!
Response: I'm so glad I could pull a trick like that without incurring the wrath of my partner. Thank you for having a great sense of humor.
Tricia22 rated for CPG Aug '22 SC PC - US on Aug 16, 2022
Comment: Hi, I received the pc in the mail yesterday
Response: Such a quick rating! I mailed the postcard on Sunday so it was on its way Monday and you rated me on Tuesday. Is your rating from Informed Delivery? Edit: This is amazing! When I mailed this swap I also mailed a postcard to my husband's parents who live six miles from us. When I stopped in today 8/17 it hadn't arrived!
LadyJo rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - August 2022 on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the awesome selection of postcards! The bookstore in Paris would be wonderful, I am sure! I hope to see the Arch sometime!
Response: You're welcome! I don't sign up for these swaps until I have a little pile of postcards to send.

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bethe on Sep 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the awesome washi covered envelope and washi tape for Sept. WW! The washi is exactly what I wanted. I love using up some of my washi stash for envelopes :). I appreciate your letter too. Have a great week!

BusyB on Sep 13, 2022:

Aww thank you for the pretty washi covered envie (love it!) your nice note and the postcards for September WW. Can always use postcards to send but I'm keeping the quilt postcards, both my Mom's favorite flowers; tulips and poinsettias. Lucky me! Your happy mail always brings a smile to my face. :) Thank you for thinking of me!

MailArtbyJac on Sep 9, 2022:

Thank you very much for the wonderful envelope and generous amount of flakes for me to use.

OrigamiGrace on Sep 6, 2022:

THanks for the cool pc from Tag in the pfs!!

Stellaerrans on Aug 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! Make a wish, August 2022

BusyB on Aug 28, 2022:

We first had Yumm Bowls at the Cafe Yumm here in Portland. Discovered they sold a jar of sauce separately and started making our own bowls. We are meat eaters but I know these would be good as a vegetarian dish. I don't care for Yumm Sauce as hubby does. Your bowls sound delicious!

chimerix on Aug 19, 2022:

Thank you so much for the really cool post cards! They are so great. I love the dragons, of course, but the other are so wonderful also. Aloha!

Wonderful Wishes August

Heirloom on Aug 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for all the extra swap goodies. Love those Jinbesan memos; they're my first!

kiddomerriweather on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you for the washi decorated envie, your letter and the PC's for my PC pal. He will love them, but I'm keeping the one from Sun Records. Teehee! (August WW)

2Hearts on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you for the special birthday card and washi! That was very sweet of you!

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