Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2020 4:22 pm


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: January 19, 2020
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 19 to 8. I have three cockatiels. I live in Arizona. Hot!!😓

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. That being said, I love all colors!

Animals: I love the duck-billed platypus! It is my very favorite animal. I find them fascinating!

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 as well.

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 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! 😄

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 (new or used)

Button on 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




Hawaii or other tropical islands

Beautiful sunsets

Norman Rockwell




Vintage (true vintage, not copies)


Multiview without borders (the pictures fade into each other)


Dogs, especially Bassett hounds


Airplanes in flight

Rainbows (photographs)



Autumn leaves or other Fall photographs

Nativity scenes

Native/cultural dress

Books/reading related


Founding fathers

Holidays (any)

Black and White photographs

Anything relating to my likes or collections above

A note about postcard preferences: For the most part, I prefer postcards sent blank 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, long handwritten note on it, is nicely decorated and/or has neat postage stamps on the back. 🤩


I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

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

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic

excessive violence

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

Romance novels

Zazzle (or other printed) postcards

I don't do scrap booking or card making

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

Not a fan of Monkeys and apes (with the exception of sock monkeys).  The only animals I don't care for much.

Thank you!


Comment: Thank you for the fun card with the kitty!
agirlnamedfriday rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I love cats <3
Comment: It's been way too long since I've seen this movie. I love this one too!
Comment: Thank you for the profile comments. Not sure if I ever watched that movie, will put it on the christmas movie list.
Response: A lot of singing and dancing. I love it.
Comment: thank you so very much
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Love your stamps. I'm a big fan of glittery cards, so this is great! I also love parrots and hamsters (but my husband won't let me get a hamster ;) Thanks!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Profile Bling on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you Marinda!
basykes rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Interesting and different view of a snail! Thanks.
Drvr337 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Great joke. Love the vintage postage!
Comment: Thank you for the upcycled Snoopy, I love it! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the Santa card.
boandsully rated for Santa Claus on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Lovely postcard! Thank you for sharing.
Drvr337 rated for Recycled Holiday card to PC 2019 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. I love the vintage stamps!
Comment: Thanks for stopping by and leaving the pictures! I especially liked the kitty one :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card on my profile!
Comment: Thank you for the cute profile bling. Have a wonderful week.
Comment: Thank you Marinda for the ☆♥♥❥❥❥✿☆BEAUTIFUL ☆✿❥❥❥♥♥☆ Thanksgiving card. I love how you decorated your envelope with autumn washi and Snoopy stickers. My favorite sticker is Woodstock dressed up as a turkey! Adorable! I love the 2016 Diwali forever US postage stamp. Very on point! The yellow bulletin board leaf, sticker leaf, and stamped scarecrow image are cute, but my favorite is the adult coloring prayer card! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Ѽ☕Ѽ☕Ѽ☕Ѽ☕
jules4534 rated for Upcycled Thanksgiving Card PC #2 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Gobble postcard. My kids have to work on Thanksgiving Day so it will be a small affair in my house as well. We do always have the Lions game to watch though.
carfra89 rated for Upcycled Thanksgiving Card PC #1 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this swap! I love the cartoon turkey on the card, it looks fried and crunchy!

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PineappleTarts on Jan 10, 2020:

Thank you for the washi samples RAK!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

ginny19590 on Dec 20, 2019:

Thank you so very much for the awesome stamp set. I would have documented that I received it sooner but I've been very ill with one of the bad flus that have been going around. Thanks again. God Bless and Happy Holidays........=)

ChrisAnne on Dec 13, 2019:

TCHH ~ Profile Bling from ChrisAnne

grammypammy on Nov 27, 2019:

WnWHS~Greeting Card Day Profile

grammypammy on Nov 25, 2019:

CPG~Give Thanks Profile Bling

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

smadronia on Nov 25, 2019:

CPG Give Thanks Profile Bling - US only

nancylee on Nov 19, 2019:

Happy Profile- Thanksgiving

Enjoy the day with family and those that are special to you - Happy Thanksgiving!

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