Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2017 4:54 pm


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: October 17, 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!


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


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


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


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


Black and White







Founding Fathers

Autumn leaves (or any Fall pictures)



Snow Scenes



Hawaii (or other island pictures)


Foreign language (not English) on the card

Churches/temples or other religious buildings




Native dress/costume

Sea Animals (especially sea horses)




Norman Rockwell

Book/reading related

Hot air balloons



Multiview without borders


Basset Hound dogs




Mallard ducks


nannydino rated for CPG Oct '17 Fall PC - Global on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Hi Marinda, thank you for the great PC.I love the fall colours. The postage stamps are really wonderful. Take good care.
Juniebird rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool and interesting postcard!
PeanutButternJelly rated for Postcard Fun:-) COFFEE on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you!! Cute Postcard, cute stickers, great postage stamp
goinjenny rated for ANIMAL PC #12 L is for ... on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I sent one of Longhorn too
Comment: Great Lighthouse postcard, thank you!
uhohbabyos rated for Transport Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Loved the Postcard super cute.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. Love it!
Comment: Thanks. What beautiful fall colors.
letterloveblog rated for Fall-theme postcard - US only on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Cute! Thank you.
Churchmouse70 rated for PUMPKIN Post Card Swap on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: This is such a beautiful pumpkin card!! I love it!!
Comment: Loved the crow washi tape and the hand drawn ghosts. Super cute.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I actually got it a while ago but misplaced it, sorry for taking a while to rate :) I love Madonna, and in general the Catholic saint images are some of my favorites :) happy swapping! Oh, and thanks for the cool baseball and dinosaur stamps!!
Mark63 rated for Creatures Great and Small #11 on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the PC. I haven't seen these PCs for a while. Yes, I can see the snake snake. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love haunted houses! Happy 👻 Halloween!
Tinker60 rated for P&M Large Letter Postcard on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: What a great PC for this swap - thanks so much. It's cooling off here too and I am also enjoying the lower temps and lower humidity - it can get hot and steamy here during the summer and it is the humidity that really takes your breath away when you go outside. Fall and spring are my favorite seasons because of the lovely temps we have here. Thanks again for the great PC and happy swapping ~~
Comment: Hello, thank you for the pretty flower, it is spring now and the weather is getting warmer and the garden is starting to get its colors into flower!
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! Good luck with your moving!
Babsmomof5 rated for MISHAP pc SEPTEMBER on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Grand Canyon PC. It's truly Lovely!
Comment: Thanks for the Beatrix Potter postcard! I love her illustrations too. Thanks, too, for joining the swap!

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Whippet on Oct 6, 2017:

Hello Marinda! So glad you received the CPG Oct RAK of the "Haunted Places" magazine. Happy October! - Kathy

Paige1900 on Oct 4, 2017:

You won one of the two Stamp RAKs

Congrats! Please PM me your address. :)

Drachenfrau on Jul 21, 2017:

You are very welcome! :-)

Vickyen on Jun 27, 2017:

Hi! So glad you enjoyed the postalettes! Hoping to be able to do the RAK again in the next couple of months! Hugs ;)

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

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