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Date Joined: May 29, 2012
Last Online: April 14, 2013
Birthday: January 9
Country: United States
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About Me

March 5, 2013 I'm caught up (yeah) except for my initial swap, which I still have to get a couple of things for. I will not send a caca package, and for those who have received, know I send decent swaps (eyes of the beholder). Me and my partner are in contact. I have packages to still open, but I don't get to open till the initial swap in the mail...lol I am tough on me :)
February 25 2013... I am in snow..as well as other people...in case I don't make it on...I will be late late..and late with three packages... I do not work Wednesday and hopefully that means I can run to post office...sorry..love my swapping..but not gonna rush out and kill myself..well unless it was for the last ipa ever lol...anywho...happy swapping :)

Hello All, I am in my 40's with two daughters, one in Chicago, and the other here with me in KCMO. I was a full time employee with a corporation, and now clean houses. One house i clean for has a wonderful lady who is now a dear friend. She was always opening up something fun from all over the world and I thought, how cool, I would love to do that as well as I thought it would be fun for my 8 1/2 year old daughter.

So, here I am.

I am currently trying to relearn how to use my sewing machine. It has been forever. I got that nice straight stich for curtains done. .....update January 2013 ..machine still under my table lol..but I look at it every day.. I hope to swap with you all soon :)

About Me

I love to cook too! I love old recipe books and new recipe books and I love to merge recipes. I love gardening and I love love love pasta!

I have been trying my best to be the EXTREME coupon-er, and wow is it challenging. My favorite part of a good shopping couponing trip is when the person at the register says "very good" or gives you a high five...favorite coupons are toothpaste, dental floss, tide, cleaning products.

Favorite Books

Currently reading Nora Roberts the inn boonsboro trilogy and Barbara Cameron quilts of lancaster county trilogy.

Well, I enjoyed the heck out of all the twilight books, harry potter, anything James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Maeve Binchy, Autobiography's, currently reading Bossy Pants by Tina Fey (oh my goodness it cracks me up!)

I also enjoy reading historical novels, I have learned so many weird tidbits, but, it makes great conversation.

I am not to proud to say that i also love all of my magazines. I love the pictures, the articles, the RECIPES, etc.. my daughter will read the newspaper with me.. it cracks me up.. gets her talking though, so gotta love it.

Bella's profile

My 8 1/2 year old girl OVES making ATC cards and loves opening all my swap packages. she enjoyed the hats and gloves and everyone in awhile let's me keep something. Lol

Bella is a St.. Patty's day baby... So we love anything St. patties day :)

Halloween is her favorite time of the year.

She enjoys making cartoons and drawing...

We love crafting together and going to our Hillcrest (goodwill shop) shop together to purchase craft supplies.
I can't wait to see what she does this summer :)

Bella loves the colors Blue and, anything CAMO..loves Katy Perry, and loves to eat Chocolate and drink sweet tea.

She would also like me to type that she loves Raccoons and Kitties.

Thrift store finds are awesome. I love old candleholders, old frames, notecards, recipe cards, hand towels, watches, jewelry, sewing supplies ( making my daughter a sewing box) items related to where you live, cool tshirts (size m), Audrey Hepburn, old pottery, pens, pencils, small craft kits that people buy to do and forget (oh that's me too lol) watermelons, fall color items, well..this all needs to be worked on more...

Bella is enjoying swap-bot as much as I am and can't wait for her first package (although she is enjoying mine just fine :):):):).

Favorite Television

SMASH....CSI EVERYTHING, Criminal Minds, Smash, Glee, Once Upon a Time, old movies, new movies, Frasier, Everryone loves Raymond,

anything on PBS or the history channel, however, right now I'm using an antenna, so at this time I would say I enjoy whatever i can get on the screen ;) (update: cable coming December 18) yipeeeeeupdate jan 2013 We have uverse woohoo...unlimited criminal minds and dog the outs hunter lol

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are looking at pieces of items laying around the house and putting it together into a card, or some type of fun item for my daughter.

i love me some ATC,s and Zines, making things out of boxes

Update January 2013... Made my first batch of envelopes and finally used my stamps that I purchased um... 10 years ago. Me thinks I will be back into scrabooking and envies and maybe mail art :)

Zines Zines must do more Zines

I make them all the time now with my daughter and can't wait to swap with you all!

Wish list

So.. I am rebuilding my craft area as I moved two years from Chicago to Missouri...I love all the little knicks knacks that people send and I guess my favorite things would be gel pens, paper clips, stickers... I am way behind on those...xso right now the wish list is open.

Bella loves pokiemon cards, hair clips (not to girlie) soccer anything, markers, and she loves cake boss and dreams of making cakes like he does.. S recipes or designs of fun easy cakes would be cool.

My poor one that shall disappe

February 15 My one is now a three... My one changed to a three...I am not sure why not a five...but it's better than a one...the person not an active swapper, so I a happy that it got changed to a three... I love swapping and apparently I will be stopped from some swaps, but I am blessed with some groups they know my swaps and I ask that others read my ratings and let me in :) I have a one...yuck.. The first time was due to the package not arriving... She has been gracious enough to let me send another one, however I got the flu, everyone else around me was sick the holidays popped up and I FORGOT. I am sure it will be changed shortly, but until then.. I didn't flake, I just became a silly goose. If it wasn't international I would take her to dinner too...but what can I say..it is what it is...everyone still is all good... And I thank you for your patience. I will always rate, it may be slow, but I always do that too :) everyone works so hard on these and all deserves a thank you.

Favorite foods

Everything but black licorice..lol that should settle that. Love teas and coffees. There isnt one that I do not like yet. Feb 2013..... It just dawned to me, I am on an international swap community...if you ever see this and you have good Thai recipes..especially punang (spelling) I will take it.... I have looked online and can't seem to find any.


I love stuff...it has been so much fun opening packages with socks, handmade jewelry, packaged crafts, rocks, stones, little notes, etc.. I try to send people their favorite stuff too; therefore I need to commit to writing abetter profile for the stuff I like...I am understanding a well filled out profile needs to be FILLED out...but truly, I am in honeymoon stage and love everything.


roaddummy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2013 on Jun 19, 2013
Comment: I am sorry to have to rate a 1. I sent you a message regarding why I did. I will be happy to change if I ever receive anything from you.
nickymarie80 rated for Thrift Store Find #34 on Apr 24, 2013
Comment: I never received anything :( I was looking forward to this swap.I will rerate if I ever received anything.
de1wynd rated for March 2013 - All that's Green on Mar 24, 2013
Comment: Loved the package! Hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day. :)
sherig47 rated for A Rose in the Mail on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: The roses are awesome loved them thanks for taking the time to make them for me. I RATED ONCE BUT I AM NOT SURE IT WENT SORRY
Comment: Snoopy!! :-D Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Response: I caught that snoopy at the last second lol...glad you liked .... :) same to you
Comment: Thanks for the super cute socks - I've already worn them! Also enjoyed your card! Happy Swapping!!
Response: You are welcome :) just glad to get it there lol...stay warm :)
jjennie rated for Send something Green - USA only on Mar 7, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful things you sent...I just love the bar towels and can't wait to try the yummy recipe!
Response: I am glad you liked it. You are very welcome :) ps thanks for the socks..it just dawned on me we were partners for two different things lol
Response: Glad you liked it :)
Iluvdolls rated for Thriftstore #33 -USA only on Mar 6, 2013
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: Welcome...enjoy the kitty stuff
Natasa rated for Surprise in a envelope #2 on Mar 5, 2013
Comment: great stuff. I got it today
Response: Awesome...glad you enjoyed it :)
Comment: Thank you soooo much. I just love everything you sent. You ROCK. Cheers Helen
Response: I am glad you love it. I loved shopping for it..honest to goodness..I shop to swap nowadays (well except for the past two weeks). Snow. Snow and more snow lol...ps lol you Rock too ten years later and it dawned on me what you meant hahaha
SmellyWriter rated for Surprise in a envelope #2 on Feb 28, 2013
17Papergoddess rated for Love Postcard on Feb 21, 2013
Comment: cuteness ;-) <3 for being a crafty recycler -- tell me more about these paper bag envies...
Response: Thank you. :). I have a lady that shops all the time and throws out her bags...so now she keeps them for me and I have been wrapping all my packages in them. They make awesome envelopes because of the durability. It is awesome. Thanks for the heart:)
lettergirl rated for Decorate an envelope with Hearts! on Feb 20, 2013
Comment: You are so kind for the wonderful words, and thank you for the stickers! Cute envelope! :)
natasha838 rated for ISO Casseroles! #3 on Feb 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the delicious looking casseroles. I love that you included where you got the recipes - it's so much fun to hear the stories behind the recipes that people enjoy! I also enjoy the Taste of Home magazines. We're doing great up here near your old stomping grounds. Just a few weeks ago we had our first real snow of the whole year. Yesterday was lovely (40s) but today it was frigid again (single digit wind chill). That's the kind of winter it has been!
Response: Lol...glad you enjoy them. I think it's cool to write down where the recipes came from. There is just so much "history". I love my nurses cookbook. The recipes are so delicious and are recipes that were made all the time, just not made as much now.... I also love my Mickey mouse cook book lol. More to come I am sure next time. Today it's to be cold out there and we are looking at a huge snow tomorrow. Out here in Missouri there are so many hills and so much forest, that snow shuts the town down. Found that out the hard way the first time me and my daughter were waiting for the bus and a neighbor came out and told me no school. I'm like what? Lol it's just a drop or two of snow...anywhoooo... Have a great week and talk with you shortly :)
Comment: One never arrived, happens, then it took 3 months for the replacement to arrive. All fine now. So change of rating.
Response: I am so glad the kiddos enjoyed the quarters... I was hoping the ribbons would be fun for your inches :) thank you..was hoping for my 5..but it was late..I appreciate you treating..maggie
dgharris573 rated for Hearts in the Mail on Feb 15, 2013
Comment: Came on Valentine's Day, perfect! I was ready to give a heart just for the handmade envelope, very special. Heart for the contents too though, what a fun package! I love everything, never saw that tea before, I'll try that this weekend, and those lacey heart cards are outstanding!
Mantia rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 14, 2013
Comment: A crafty valentine! Love it!
Response: Thank you and your welcome :)
sarahbeck rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2013 on Feb 13, 2013
Comment: Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my favorites :)
Response: Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the kind message! I love my new home :D
Response: You are welcome..have fun :)

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ladydy5 on Mar 7, 2013:

Maggie, you are in two of my swaps thanks for joining in.

natasha838 on Feb 12, 2013:

Glad you're my partner again for the casserole swap! Your recipes are delicious!

ebgroovy on Feb 7, 2013:

hey sister!! I have totally been thinking about you woman and just saw your message on my profile!! It snowed out the butt girl!! Froze...bigtime.. but today rain rain rain.... yesterday,,,,no coat day..summertime!! crazy!! I will pm you!! lol.. el

SKKCreations on Dec 12, 2012:

So I checked mail today ~after~ commenting on my ratings, and lo! Here is a marvelous thank you card with pretty ribbons waiting for me! You are most welcome for the card I sent you; and thank you very much for all you did to show your appreciation! Merry Christmas!

dalbright on Dec 11, 2012:

You’re invited to: Secondhand Swap!

Lucine on Jun 15, 2012:

Hi Maggie,

Here my inspirational quote for you for the Profile Fun!♥Inspirational Quote♥ swap:

That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you've got. I've told you many times, 'Cant do is like Dont Care.' Neither of them have a home ~ Maya Angelou.

This quote inspires me not to give up. Don't feel discouraged! Keep trying and keep doing the best you can.

Some funny quotes putting a smile on my face:

Sorry I'm late, I'll leave early to make up for it ~ unknown.

Oh me oh my. A lovely day is dawning. Oh what a joy I didn't wake up dead. So I can go to school and resume my yawning. And get my sleeping in class instead of in my bed ~ unknown.

Enjoy swapping ~ Lucine☺

Suneyflower on Jun 13, 2012:

Hello! "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams" Henry David Thoreau

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

Have a great day! =)

froglet on Jun 13, 2012:

Inspirational quote:

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." -Helen Keller

And two quotes that just always make me giggle:

Homo sapiens who dwell in crystalline domiciles should refrain from hurling geometrically-shaped projectiles.

A spasmodic movement of optic is as adequate in each and every respect to an inclination of the cranium to an equine quadruped devoid of its visionary powers.

Have a spiffy day!

NurseJana on Jun 13, 2012:

Hi. Here is your inspirational quote for the Inspirational Quote swap! I hope it finds you well and filled with happiness!

"People are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we are in hot water!" - Sister Busche

rguldy on Jun 12, 2012:

Here are your "Inspirational Quotes" swap from rguldy; Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you – Unknown

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