Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2024 4:21 am


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: March 2, 2024
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Welcome to my profile!

Quick overview about me:

I recently graduated with a degree in genealogy and family history research. I am studying to become a proofreader as well.

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis. If any of you have an autoimmune disease and/or inflammatory arthritis, I would love to hear your story and how you treat and cope.

My family consists of my husband and our five children, ranging in age from 23 to 11, and also one son-in-law! We have two cockatiels, ๐Ÿฆœ two diamond doves ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ, one tortoise, ๐Ÿข and a bearded dragon.๐ŸฆŽ We love exotic animals. I live in Arizona. Hot!!๐Ÿ˜“(Stuff in the mail can melt!) ๐Ÿซ 

I love to send and receive snail mail. I have been here in the swap community for many years now and I have enjoyed swapping things with people from all over the world. I LOVE SNAIL MAIL!


Colors: Any shade of green, my very favorite is dark/forest green. Purple is a close second. I especially enjoy green and purple in combination. That being said, I love all colors!

Animals: I love duck-billed platypuses, my all-time favorite animal. They are so fascinating! I love fascinating and unusual animals.

I also love: hedgehogs, Basset hounds, cockatiels, mallard ducks, walruses, sea horses, bearded dragons, and tortoises

Hobbies: Playing the piano, reading, diamond "painting," crocheting, knitting, adult coloring (especially color-by-number), recycling, proofreading, genealogy, jigsaw puzzles

Crafts: Crocheting and knitting. I also enjoy cross-stitching occasionally. I have tried ATCs in the past and enjoy those as well. I also love to color, especially adult color-by-number.

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

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit and crochet.

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

I love to color. It is very relaxing to me. Color-by-number is by far my favorite because it takes the "stress" of choosing colors out of the process.

My collections/FYI:

My collections: I love to collect NATIVITY Christmas tree ornaments. (Mary, Joseph, the infant Jesus, shepherds, and/or wise men.)

My other collections:

Anything with a platypus on it

Leftover yarn balls

Acrylic worsted-weight yarn

ATCs (especially profile-based ones)

Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings for pierced ears), handmade or store-bought

Christmas postcards, store-bought, blank/unused

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

Advent calendars, Advent, the countdown to Christmas

Other things I LOVE:

My wish list:

Stories or anything relating to adoption (near and dear to my heart)

Anything from my collections section above! ๐Ÿ˜„

Nativity scenes

Pocket tissues with designs

Personal address labels

Adult color-by-number books, pages, photocopies, etc.

Washi tape (or any deco tape)

Perfume samples

Colorful pens

Gel pens

Colorful, fine-point permanent markers

Languages! Postcards, note cards, images, letters, etc. in a language foreign to English

Cultural diversity (all diversity, really)

Images of sunsets on the beach

Baymax from "Big Hero 6"

Sock monkeys

Handwritten letters and chatty notes (A letter from YOU would absolutely make my day!)

Decorative bandages (any and all designs or pictures)

Decorative/decorated envelopes, store-bought or handmade

Gift cards to any retailer


Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving

Button up hanging kitchen towels, handmade or store-bought

Stickers (flat ones, not puffy, foam, or 3D)

Potholders/hot pads, handmade or store-bought

Piano or flute sheet music ๐ŸŽถ


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

Hair accessories: barrettes, clips, headbands, etc.

Sugar-free mints or gum

Snow! Snowflakes and/or snow scenes. We don't get any snow here, and I'm glad, but I really think it's beautiful and sometimes I feel like I am missing out.

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

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! (But please no bloody, gory, or dark.)

Anything from (or similar to) my etsy favorites

An Advent calendar (I love Advent calendars of any kind. I love the anticipation and countdown to Christmas and I love Advent.)

Anything that has to do with platypuses or has a platypus on it


Postcard Preferences:

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


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

Sea creatures, especially sea horses



Mallard ducks





Castles and palaces

Hawaii or other tropical places

Beautiful sunsets

Norman Rockwell paintings




Vintage (true vintage, not copies)


Multiview without borders (the pictures fade into each other and/or overlap)


Dogs, especially Bassett hounds


Airplanes in flight

Rainbows (photographs)



Autumn leaves or other Fall photographs

Nativity scenes

Native/cultural dress

Books/reading related


America's founding fathers

Holidays (any)

Black and white photographs

Anything related to my likes or collections above

A note about postcard preferences: If a swap asks for a choice, I most often prefer postcards sent blank in an envelope. I love swapping postcards, and it is nice to have variety in my stash. However, I enjoy almost as much receiving stamped and written postcards, especially if the postcard is from my postcard preferences list above, has a nice, chatty handwritten note on it, is nicely decorated, and/or has unusual postage stamps on the back. ๐Ÿคฉ Please feel free to send postcards any way you wish.


Thank you for swapping with me! I am easy to please, but after years of swapping experience I am adding a small "please don't send me" section:

Coffee or tea (Herbal tea, apple cider, hot chocolate, or kool-aid-type packets are fine to replace these with in a swap.)

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic


Skulls (although I love Halloween, this is one thing I dislike, even cartoony ones. I do like full-body skeletons, though!)

"Bodice-ripper" novels

Stickers that don't stick well! (Pet peeve!)

Zazzle (or other printed) postcards

I don't really do scrapbooking or card-making.

I have all the notebooks and journals I need right now. However, I would love for you to send any of these items in a swap if they feature any of my favorites listed above!

Not a fan of primates (with the exception of sock monkeys, lemurs and their relatives, and humans, of course ๐Ÿ˜œ)

Thank you!


Comment: Thank you for this pc, Marinda. The Pavilion Palace does look very pretty and interesting ๐Ÿ’š
Comment: this card was fun thanks
noone7212 rated for SCATTS - N - Round 13 - US Only on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card! :โ -โ ) I hope you're having a lovely March!
Gamanana0022 rated for REPTILE POSTCARD SWAP on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the cool postcard. Love the turtles!
Comment: Thank you for the My Man Jeeves card :) Reading is the BEST therapy. Thank you for sharing x
Dustzappa rated for FLOWER Postcard on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your card it arrived today. I wasnโ€™t sure which group it was in so it took me a while to find you because you did not mention Swapbot and I am in so many different groups but I found it.
Comment: I envy you can read so much at one time.
GrammySharon rated for Sticker Bomb PC 2/2024 on Feb 27, 2024
LadyJo rated for GIFT : Postcard Verse C on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: I like these postcards of the different states, so glad to have the Connecticut one! Great verses you shared with C. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the card! :โ -โ )
Comment: Thank you for the nice adorable cute Bo Peep and sheep letter. I hope you are on the mend. We are on the same page for taking things. Take Care!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the valentines cards!!! I am obsessed with trolls and lilo and stitch! :-D
Comment: thanks for the swap. i love all the stamps you used.
Comment: Thanks for the interesting collection of stickers on the postcard. ๐Ÿ˜
Kairbear rated for WIYM: Scattegories #10 USA on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your nice note and your great answers! I appreciate the card you enclosed; I can use that! Love your pretty handwriting!
simcoe54 rated for Naked Map PCs to 3 Partners #8 on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Great map pc. Thanks
vontakk rated for Sticker Slapped Valentine PC #3 on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Just got this from my parched, I loved it!!
monsbrick rated for TCHH ~ Christian PC ~ USA on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you Marines! What pretty stamps and an inspiring postcard.
young46356 rated for WIYM: BIG CITY NAKED POSTCARD #1 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thanks, I would love to live in San Diego. I visited it twice when I was stationed in California. I doubt I could afford it though. Rich

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simcoe54 on Apr 16, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

rarjones on Apr 4, 2023:

Happy April Birthday!

Rose - CF Group

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2022:

from USA Happy Mail

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say


From Cheap Postage Group:)

rarjones on Apr 12, 2022:

CF Group - Rose

rarjones on Apr 2, 2021:

Happy April Birthday!!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 11, 2020:

Snowman Bling!! Let it snow!! (but only a little bit at the holidays:)




thisismeAXiD on Apr 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

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