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marinda

marinda
Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

Here is a quick little run down about me so you can get to know me better. I have a husband and five kids, ranging in age from 16 to 4. I have two cockatiels and three rabbits. I live in Arizona.

I love swapping on swap-bot. It is something that I do for "me" to brighten the otherwise mundane housework, grocery shopping, homework, carpooling, etc. of everyday life. I LOVE SNAIL MAIL!

SOME OF MY FAVORITES:

Colors: any and all shades of green, my very favorite is dark/forest green. I also love deep purple. However, I never met a color I didn't like!

Animals: I love the duck-billed platypus! They are my favorite animal. I am fascinated with those creatures. They seem like they were made from a bunch of "leftovers" after all the other animals were made. I also love hedgehogs, Basset Hounds, cockatiels, mallard ducks, walruses, sea horses, and turtles/tortoises

Hobbies: Playing the piano, reading, couponing, soccer (I'm a "soccer mom"), crocheting, knitting, exercising, recycling, adding to my collections

Crafts: Crocheting and knitting. I also enjoy sewing simple things and cross stitching occasionally. I have tried ATCs in the past and enjoy those, but only when I'm feeling creative; my creativity seems to come and go.

More detailed descriptions of what I like are below. Feel free to read what you like and skip what is irrelevant:

Favorite Books

I love to read. For an idea of what kinds of books I like: crochet or knitting books, magazines or pamphlets; Harry Potter; Jane Austen; "The Host"by Stephenie Meyer; sweet/clean reads; always happy endings; suspense

I dislike sexy romance novels and books with a lot of gory violence.

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit and crochet. Those are my main crafts, but I also like to sew and cross stitch occasionally. I have tried my hand at ATCs. I love to try new crafts.

Please if you have no use for your unwanted leftover yarn balls, please send them my way! I make little things from yarn leftovers all the time and I love to have variety in colors. I would be so happy to take them off your hands.

My collections/FYI:

Favorite collection: I love to collect NATIVITY Christmas ornaments. (Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, and/or wisemen.)

My Other Collections:

Platypuses (Platypi?)

anything Mario Brothers related (especially one-up mushrooms)

leftover yarn balls

acrylic worsted weight yarn

nicely made ATCs (I especially love profile based ones)

jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings for pierced ears, toe rings), handmade or store bought

Christmas postcards, store bought, blank/unused

Postcards, blank (prefer non-touristy, but I like all postcards)

Advent Calendars

Other things I LOVE:

Here is my wishlist. Anything from this list will make me very happy:

stories or anything relating to adoption(s), (near and dear to my heart)

anything from my collections section above! :-D

Nativity scenes

yarn needles (large eye, blunt)

plastic safety eyes for crafts (any size)

pocket tissues with designs

scented lip gloss

personal address labels

Deco tape/washi tape

perfume samples

colorful pens/gel pens

Anything (postcards, note cards, images, etc.) in a language foreign to my native English

Images of sunsets on the beach

Baymax from "Big Hero 6", especially in his "fluffy" state, not in uniform

sock monkeys

handwritten letters (pen pal letters) A letter from YOU would make my day!

Decorative bandages (Any and all designs or pictures)

decorative envelopes store bought or handmade

gift cards

sugar free candy/treats

Christmas!

Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving

exercise dvds or blu rays (new or used)

hanging hand towels (especially seasonal/holiday), handmade or store bought

Stickers (Flat ones rather than 3 dimensional)

potholders/hot pads (especially seasonal/holiday ones), handmade or store bought

piano or flute sheet music

seahorse related things

Holiday cards for any holiday, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc., store bought or handmade, blank

hair accessories, barettes, clips, headbands, etc.

sugar free mints/gum

Snow! Snow flakes and snow scenes. We don't get any snow here, and I am glad, but I really think it is beautiful and sometimes I feel I am missing out.

wrapping paper/gift wrap (Christmas, birthday, all occasion, wedding, baby, etc.)

A handmade (or store bought) half apron with pocket(s)

I am a fan of the paranormal, especially ghosts! I love ghost stories and personal paranormal accounts. I would LOVE to hear yours if you are willing to share your experience! (I am not a fan of the bloody, gory, dark, or evil, however.)

Anything from (or similar to) my etsy favorites

An advent calendar ( love advent calendars! I collect them and decorate with them at Christmas.)

Anything that has to do with platypuses

Dislikes:

I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

For recipe swaps: alcohol, eggplant, nuts, seafood, soy or tofu as ingredients.

Coffee or tea

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic

Skulls (although I love Halloween, this is the one thing I don't like. Interestingly enough, I like full body skeletons.)

Nudity, sexual references, foul language or excessive violence.

Sexy romance novels

I don't do scrap booking or card making

I have all the notebooks, journals, note cards and stationery I need.

Monkeys and apes (with the exception of sock monkeys)

Zazzle or other printed postcards

POSTCARDS

To whom it may concern, these are the kinds of postcards I really like:

Birds

Black and White

Vintage

Sunsets

Cats

Dogs

Rainbows

Bears

Founding Fathers

Autumn leaves (or any Fall pictures)

Greenery

Waterfalls

Snow Scenes

Horses

Deer/moose/elk

Hawaii (or other island pictures)

Beach

Foreign language (not English) on the card

Churches/temples or other religious buildings

Castles/Palaces

Cows

Christmas

Native dress/costume

Sea Animals (especially sea horses)

Unesco

Airplanes

Lighthouses

Norman Rockwell

Book/reading related

Hot air balloons

Non-touristy

Frogs

Multiview without borders

Fantasy

Basset Hound dogs

Platypus

Hedgehogs

Walruses

Mallard ducks

Ratings

kayebubbly rated for NYUP USA Only #26 on Jun 25, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank u! Cool card :D
kacka rated for My Choice on Jun 24, 2017
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Comment: thank you for a great selection of cards, i am so sorry for the late rating, i am catching up on them:)
Dada rated for NYUP: Animal Postcard on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Cute image of koala! :}
phenley rated for SBPC: Beach on Jun 21, 2017
5
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Comment: I love the vintage beach card.
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Comment: Great cards, thank you so much!
young46356 rated for Postcard Swap - BIG Cats! on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. He's a beauty but I would be scared of him too.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Four Vintage Postcards on Jun 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the vintage postcards - nice additions to my vintage collection.
skinny52 rated for FREE/AD #24 RED on Jun 18, 2017
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Comment: That is just about the cutest ad card I've seen! Thanks so much!
kssunlover1947 rated for WPS - Food Postcards #6 on Jun 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note. Not sure If I will do anything special this summer. Just had to replace my furnace/air units as the air conditioner decided to go out.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card, a heart because the card is so funny it makes me smile.
judee0624 rated for NYUP USA Only #26 on Jun 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Great card, Marina. If you want the 5 cent tour of Redlands when you come, call me. I'll message you the number.
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Comment: Yeah, the right way to "rid" of a card! Hahaha. Thanks!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #50 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Very cute, thank you! I recently found some fold n seals at a thrift store here :)
katzenjammy rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #50 on Jun 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Very nostalgic card - thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the "Guess How Much I Love You" PC. I have that collection too! My BFF gave me the set and then, I decided I should have a second set because they're so cute! Found the second set on ebay--super deal! See ya next time!
Nnyla rated for Literary Wisdom PC #9 on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the Secret Garden PC and the wonderful quote! Thanks, too, for joining in!
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Very cute and fuzzy cheetahs! The mom is gorgeous too! Thanks so much!
littlemissme84 rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pc!

Rating Overview

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Comments

tyracrafty on May 26, 2017:

Thank you for sending back my postcard!

HelenG6 on Apr 20, 2017:

Thank you for angelling for " Christmas *postcard with a theme #9 Happy New Year, due 19DEC16 that you hosted last year. I'm not sure what you do with the swapper who does not contact you about the swap. She has not been suspended yet and just added for her rating that you angelled her swap.

bb2 on Apr 16, 2017:

Popping in to say Happy Birthday!

greygooselime on Feb 17, 2017:

All four postcards arrived safe and sound today. Thank you so much!

greygooselime on Feb 13, 2017:

Hi Marinda, the last postcard of your four is going out in today's mail. I have been throwing in the mail one day at a time to spread them out. I hope they all make it to you safely! Susan

mandigutterrose on Feb 10, 2017:

I received my postcards back, thank you so much for personalizing each one. :) Keep 4 Send 4

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

letter going out tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

Whippet on Dec 7, 2016:

Hello my friend Marinda! Thank you for sending me message you received the Christmas RAK envelope. And I'm glad you liked my RAK. Happy December and Merry Christmas!

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