Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2017 2:26 pm


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: December 18, 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


TexyDeb rated for Chunk O Christmas Cardboard Intl on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: I like this very much, it's funny. I also like the way you decorated it. Thank you.
gmasusie rated for Merry CHRISTmas! Religious Cards on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you!
rngstgstll rated for Christmas POSTCARD swap on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: I love Christmas mice! Thanks for the adorable postcard, the sparkly stars, and the beautiful Louisiana stamp as well :) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
Comment: Cute PC, thank you!
Comment: I"m right there with your kids :) Love watching the winter olympics :) Can't wait for it to start up!! :) Thank you for the great card! :)
Comment: We haven't gotten much snow yet. 😞
widelo123 rated for Christmas Card with Santa on it on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Marinda, thank you for the Santa Christmas card and also the note card. Shirley
Comment: Hi Marinda! Thank you for the very cute Christmas Notecard and it was fun to have a visit from you at the mailbox! I can only imagine how busy you are with teenagers in the house - lots of fun activities and oh' how I miss them! LOL! Enjoy as it all goes way too quickly! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
christywebb rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #1 on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
camelsamba rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #2 on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the elegant cards.
pennypuppy rated for Christmas Card with Santa on it on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the darling card and notecard!
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely postcard ! Happy Holidays !
luckycharms rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the festive Cardinal card!... I am almost ready Christmas, I think lol... How exciting to have your sister and her family with you for Christmas, you couldn't receive a better present!! I hope it will be a Very Merry Christmas for you!!!
Fabriqueen rated for Recycled Holiday Card to PC on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card/PC! Yes it has been hot in Texas, cold in Texas and even snowing one night! Welcome to Texas! LOL! Our last snow was in 2009 so we're not expecting that again anytime soon. Hugs, Diane
Peaches12 rated for Merry CHRISTmas! Religious Cards on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Mamamoose rated for Christmas POSTCARD swap on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas postcard!
perthbaby rated for ANIMAL PC # 19 S is for on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the shark postcard! Super unique and interesting! Just a quick note: I don't want to be a meanie beanie, but I noticed that your postmark was Dec 5th for this swap, but the send-by-date was 2nd of December. I'm sure you sent it by the date (I'm not upset or anything at all!!), but perhaps you could put a little disclaimer in your profile that the send-by date may be incorrect for your swaps? Thank you once again for this cool postcard! From Soph :)
Response: That is crazy! I sent it more than a week earlier than that! I put my outgoing mail in the mailbox in front of my house. I cant believe it took the post office so long. Maybe because of the holidays? Thx for the advice. Maybe I will put that on my profile. Marinda
Comment: Thank you for the very nice Christmas postcard.
Mamamoose rated for Chunk O Christmas Cardboard Intl on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card! We had a lt of snow yesterday... I'd rather be in Arizona right now... Merry Christmas to you!

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Nov 28, 2017:

piratejimbob87 on Nov 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for sending a postcard back!

Best wishes,

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

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

letter going out tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

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