Swap-bot Time: July 16, 2018 5:05 am


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: July 15, 2018
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! Welcome and 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 am a stay-at-home mom. My family consists of my husband and our five children, ranging in age from 17 to 6. I have two cockatiels. I live in Arizona. Hot!!πŸ˜“

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. I especially enjoy green and purple combinations. However, I like all colors. I never met a color I didn't like!

Animals: I love the duck-billed platypus! It is my very 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.

Also on my favorite animal list are: hedgehogs, Basset Hounds, cockatiels, mallard ducks, walruses, sea horses, and turtles/tortoises

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

Crafts: Crocheting and knitting. I also enjoy 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, usually corresponding with the amount of free time I have. (Which, right now in my life is pretty much nil.) πŸ˜„

More detailed descriptions of what I like are below. Feel free to read what you like and skip what isn't relevant:

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.

Note: If you have no use for and don't know what to do with your leftover yarn balls, you can send them my way! I make little things from yarn leftovers all the time and I love to have variety in colors.

My collections/FYI:

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

My Other collections:

Anything with a platypus on it

leftover yarn balls

acrylic worsted weight yarn

nicely made ATCs (I especially love profile based ones)

jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings for pierced ears), 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! πŸ˜„

Nativity scenes

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. A letter from YOU would make my day!

Decorative bandages (Any and all designs or pictures)

decorative envelopes, store bought or handmade

gift cards to anywhere


Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving

exercise dvds, blu rays or xbox one games (new or used)

(Buttoned) hanging hand towels, handmade or store bought

Stickers (much prefer flat ones rather than pop up/3D)

potholders/hot pads, handmade or store bought

piano or flute sheet music 🎢


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

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 of any kind. I love the countdown to Christmas.)

Anything that has to do with platypuses


To whom it may concern/postcard preferences:

I love nearly all postcards, but here is a list of the postcards I particularly enjoy:


Fluffy and/or soft animals, domestic or wild, (photographs that make you want to touch or pet them)

Sea creatures, especially sea horses



Mallard ducks




Beautiful Religious buildings (outside or inside)


Hawaii or other tropical islands

Beautiful sunsets

Norman Rockwell




Vintage (true vintage rather than copies)

Non touristy

Multiview without borders (the pictures fade into each other)


Bassett hound dogs

Cats or dogs

Airplanes in flight

Rainbows (real life photographs)



Autumn leaves or other Fall photographs

Nativity scenes

Native/cultural dress

Books/reading related


Founding fathers


Anything relating to my likes or collections above

A note about postcard preferences: I mostly prefer postcards sent naked in an envelope if the swap asks for a choice. I love swapping postcards and it is nice to have a variety in my stash. However, I enjoy almost as much to receive stamped and written on postcards, especially if the postcard is from my postcard preferences list above, has a nice, longish handwritten note on the back, is nicely decorated and/or has awesome stamps on the back. 🀩


I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

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

Coffee or tea.Β  I don't drink these.Β  Sometimes I drink herbal teas.

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic

Skulls (although I love Halloween, this is the one thing I find too creepy for my taste. Interestingly though, I like full body skeletons.)

Foul language or excessive violence, erotica.Β 

Sexy romance novels

Zazzle (or other printed) postcards. I'm not quite sure why. I think it has to do with their disproportionate shape and/or paper quality.

I don't do scrap booking or card making

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

Not a fan of Monkeys and apes (with the exception of sock monkeys).Β  The only animals I don't care for much.Β  Again, not really sure why! πŸ™„

Thank you!


brooklynbunch rated for Christmas in July Card swap on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card. Happy Christmas in July. Susan (brooklynbunch)
AnnaL rated for Christmas in July Card swap on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks Marinda for the Christmas card. Enjoy your day today, AnnaL.
Comment: Thanks !
Margothecat rated for Margo's PC Swap - Horses on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
BhaktiCreations rated for Christmas in July Card swap on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Very pretty card!
KarenFife rated for Scattergories PC Swap - B on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Buhl Mansion pc with your B List. Great stamps! I’m still waiting for my husband to build me a mansion like that...
paperlover rated for Christmas in July Card swap on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card. Merry Christmas in July. It will be here before we know it.
Leftie rated for Margo's PC Swap - Seashells on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: 🐒🐒🐚🐚🐒.... Two of my favorite things seashells and endangered species!πŸ˜ƒ...🐚🐒🐒🐚🐚🐒🐚🐚🐒
katmandu rated for BALLOONS & RAINBOWS pc JULY on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: I love hot air balloons, and I love this PC, but I have to go to an actual Festival to see one, and we only have 2 or 3 a year I can get to. Also, have never seen a Texas Hot Air Balloon PC! Thank you!
katmandu rated for Margo's PC Swap - Horses on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Love the PC, never seen a dog "herding" a horse! I would imagine they are not as easy to lead around as sheep! Love the quote too. Thank you!
Karen07 rated for WPS - Christmas in July PC Swap on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Keep cool!
ahren rated for NYUP: Colorful (June) on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Wonderful card! I love this! Thank you!
katmandu rated for Christmas Cards in July - USA on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Great card and wonderful extras, especially the little red sacks, too cute! And Christmas does seem far away when temps are over 100 degrees here too! Thank you!
Comment: Great postcards..thank you!
zerosummons rated for Summery Postcard Swap USA #1 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the super cute beach postcard! I like the vintage postage you used too!
Karen07 rated for Christmas in July PC Swap on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Really like the card. Merry Christmas in July to you!
myancey rated for P&M Monthly Postcard Swap (July) on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: I love this card!!!! how creative! we don't normally do anything big for 4th either cause fireworks really bother my sons ears even with noise cancelling headphones so we opt out. we did see some from our porch though that neighbors shot off.. thanks for the card, I really like it. I love the stamps and I love that ya wrote in red and blue too. very festive. thanks so much. (we sent off a patriotic eagle) have a great day!
Amyncognito rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #10 on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cool tree card!
Amyncognito rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #7 on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute animal card!
katmandu rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Love the PC, when I was in Arizona a few years ago I didn't make it into the mountains. We're having a cool front here and recently had 89 degrees and some rain! 115 degrees!! That's why I only visit in the winter! Thank you!

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bb2 on Apr 16, 2018:

Oh, dear. Didn't realize it would be so large. Here is the website for your birthday picture.


Have a happy one!

bb2 on Apr 16, 2018:

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

MissBrenda on Jan 5, 2018:

Awe! Love hedgehogs! So cute!

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

ReadMoreBooks33 on Nov 28, 2017:

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!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

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