Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 12:49 pm


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: September 18, 2019
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 18 to 7. I have three 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

Holidays (any)

Black and White photographs

Anything relating to my likes or collections above

A note about postcard preferences: I mostly 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, longish handwritten note on it, 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!


2Hearts rated for Washi of the Month SEPTEMBER on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice Washi tapes! And I loved the envelope!
Comment: Thanks for the fun washi! I especially like the Rokko cable washi tape :)
BetsyG rated for SMSUSA: Autumn Happy Mail! on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovey card and goodies. They will certainly be put to good use.
Comment: Thank you for the green washi and card! πŸ’šπŸŒΏ
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautful washi tapes
BLUR rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC - Global on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Ha! So fun! Thanks for the variety!
Coss rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC - US only on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Always fun!
shinyserra rated for Postalette Swap #2 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I hope it has cooled down there! Holy crap 113!
Nnyla rated for Literary Wisdom #16 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late, late rate. My mail has been sitting in a pile [forever, it seems] that I simply couldn't get to--with my miles long to-do lists. I love the Sherlock Holmes postcard and the Samuel Beckett wisdom. The "Letters Lift Spirits" postage was the icing on the cake. Thank you for all of it and for joining in!
iheartushi rated for Send a Sunset PC INTERNATIONAL on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: Hello Marinda! Sunset is my favorite time of the day. I have a friend from AZ who sends me AZ sunsets because I love watching it. Thank you very much.
Comment: Thanks for the great card. Sure is funny.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard - I actually thought the voodoo doll was kind of cute, lol!
Jrenewright rated for TH: Washi Hunt on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the handpicked washi :)
Doodlefingers101 rated for Postalette Swap #2 on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: I have a sun conure named Skittles and a green check conure called twinkle toes. Wow 113 F that’s hot. Speedy recovery.
haagmm rated for Washi of the Month AUGUST on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: I do like the washi you sent!! Thanks
Gatzcat rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - I - US ONLY on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great answers.
Eulegirl rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks! This looks like a beautiful place. Enjoyed your answers, too!
CookieMomster78 rated for Vintage PC Swap #2 - Bridge on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Oh what fun this card of London bridge is, Thank you for sharing it with me, Marinda. I love it! The vintage postage stamps used to mail it all also much appreciated β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ˜‰πŸ₯°πŸ’œπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ€©πŸ€—
Conniegirl rated for Postalette Swap on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like you had a fun summer. :)
goinjenny rated for Sunrise/Sunset on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you

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Heirloom on Apr 17, 2019:

A litle late but the sentiment is the same...happy birthday, Marinda!!

bb2 on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday, Marinda! I hope your special day was full of surprises, sweets and family hugs. God bless.

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


rubyhousesliprs on Jan 1, 2019:

Glad you liked the angel swap! Happy New Year!!

millie52 on Dec 28, 2018:

These elves are so cute! Thank you for angeling this swap. Happy New year.

Zefaniya on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you for the cute Disney Christmas card! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„

luckycharms on Dec 23, 2018:

Thank you for being an Angel for the Polar bear card swap! Its a cute Card, but best is my daughter wanted to open and the confetti went all over her!!! lol.. Merry Christmas!!!

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