Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 4:49 pm


Date Joined: January 9, 2013
Last Online: June 25, 2019
Birthday: April 8, 1970
Country: United States

Favorite Books


I love mysteries some classics some modern. Sherlock Holmes in any form and any format is wonderful, I love the Thin man and Mike Hammer too. I would love to buy the PBS series Sherlock when I have spare $ ;).

I like mystery books: Modern times include all the alphabet mysteries (Kinsey Milhone) , several food themed series, several witch and ghost series and basically anything I walk by that seems interesting. I also loved the true blood books and all Janet Evanovitch book. The ghost and Mrs McClure, Chet and Bernie PI , and on and on. Classic spy and hard boiled Dic like the Ian Flemming James Bond Series, Mickey Spillane"s, Mike Hammer and Dashiell Hammett's Thin Man are other favorites.

Favorite Television

Not really a big TV fan , I grew up in the 80's and to go with that have fond memories of the mystery and adventure shows of that decade. Also 80's Britcoms Are you Being Served, Good Neighbors, and the lot.

Pretty much everything I like is off the air now. PBS science shows ,Castle and Elementary. Although a few seasons behind I do still get Murdoch Mysteries when I can find it usually at 3:07AM and Lucifer is supposed to be available on my friends computer.. In the past Forever, Nova, Nova science Now, Nature, MASH. I also like PBS mystery series esp Sherlock, Poirot, Miss Marple. I also watch antenna TV (retro) Burns and Allen and Jack Benny late at night and watched the entire Dark Shadows and all Addams family series on video.

Older cartoons Scooby Doo Where are you was the best, Animaniacs, Tiny Tunes, Thundar the Barbarian, Classic Looney Tunes

Favorite Music

rock from soft to metal. classic swing and I have no memory for names I just know if I find it pleasing. i like to listen to old me radio mostly comedies some suspense . things like Burns and Allen, Jack Benny , the shadow, Boston Blackie, Lights Out and always like the background music in them. I also like going when the philharmonic plays in the parks.

About Me

Guess I should have read and done this first but part of my philosophy for a more interesting life is throw away the instructions. I work in a variety of fields, sometimes and most happiest teaching people about wildlife and caring for animals . I also enjoy building sets, decorating themed areas for exhibits and teaching about plants. Free time includes, gardening, crafting reading, walking, swimming, baking and probably a slew of other stuff. I volunteer for green based events, when time permits. My personality goes from dark sarcastic to colorful unicorns rainbows and teddy bears which can be an odd sweet and sour mix. Love Disney haunted mansion and antique amusement parks and turn of the century attractions but not into thrill rides. I have also been a fairy, a ghoulish librarian, a dancing buffalo and a fortune teller as part of jobs. Other random notes I like gnomes, elves, fairies, dragons and mushrooms. Pass some coffee please I drink over a dz cps a day and green is my favorite color followed by purple black blue esp turquoise and gray. Flowers are always a correct gift and I have a stuffed (toy) Yeti.

I would like to ... travel abroad take my mom to Disney world (sort of a check) make a better pie crust get an old pocket watch find a working older portable sewing machine learn to scuba dice swim with dolphins be able to afford the Renaissance festival (mega expensive in NY) Thank the Henson family for being wonderful see my friends in California be able to drive create a steam punk outfit/attend an event collect more costume pieces build a miniature Halloween house find someone giving away old hats from the 20's through 50's to wear ditto with clothes

Bill and i have been together 25 years and he surfs, likes lighthouses and is trying to learn to play the guitar .We are both dragon fans and collect them (Old lead filled 80's or before pewter and gnomes. My brother collects too. Any leads on these are appreciated, they are hard to find now.


Halloween is the holiday in my home! Send Halloween anytime no problem and spiders or snakes are fine, I have a snake and love tarantula's , I used to show one in an educational context.

I also like offbeat animals holidays, Groundhog Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, Alligators in the Sewers Day (this is a NY day), International Rabbit Day , Polar Bear day, feel free to tell me about ones you love

Favorite Movies

Classics like Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, _ ANYTHING with Cary Grant, all the Gene Kelly pictures, All the Thin Man, All the James Bond beginning to present, Charlie Chan, and Topper

Campy stuff Rocky Horror, The Shadow, Radio land murders, Hudson Hawk, Who framed Roger Rabbit

Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, All Muppet movies first to present but the JIM HENSON ones are the best!, Alice in wonderland original animated and live Disney, Mary Poppins orig and new , Most animated Disney, the Avengers movies, The Lion the witch and the wardrobe modern adaptations, ......

Favorite Crafts

hmmmm used to like embroidery but fingers and eyes not the best, maybe paper arts? Cards sometimes but often decorating entire boxes I will be mailing. I like doing envelopes and various 3d projects, a bit tired of ATC's so only if really drawn to the topic and not into APC's either unless something special (Halloween, Alice) Lately the quirky factor is what drives me to pick a theme. I also really like decorated envelopes and hand making postcards.


I love bunnies!, porcupines, squirrel, opossum!!! Also deer, bats and the like. I also am particular to tarantulas, turtles and some snakes. Skunks, mice and rats are cute too.

We have bunnies Rocket and Midnight Valentine (boys, 2) a beautiful snake Hallows Eve,a land turtle Speedbuggy, They almost never get mail but feel free. We also have many garden gnomes and my teddy bear Clyde thinks all coffee is for him ;).

  • update my very handsome Rocket bun boy has gone from our life Dec 2018 ;( Our hearts have room for another bun in need of a home, right now just my furry Valentine remains (he is sitting by my feet). ** MIdnight Valentine was over 10 years old, he opened xmas gifts and celebrated new year and died quietly last week Jan 2019 - He was such a love - Our water turtle Bubbles over 30 years with us and full grown when she came also passed on in 2018. As we age our pets do too, they have shorter lives but the love is no less and they are all missed

Not a fan/Please don't send

While I respect their place in the environment I am NOT a fan of monkeys or representations of such. I know professional clowns who are great people but I don't care for clowns , marshmallow is a no and I have less than zero interest in sports. I also don't do seasonal socks, I wear tights , mostly black sz M or L I'm 5 ft 7 137 lbs. Unless we are talking spiders, lady bugs, butterflies or Anthropomorphic crickets (Chester, Jiminey), not too into bugs. If specific to swap okay

About Me

A bunny made me do it ;)

This is a great kids (Adults) book- please buy it ;)


mandigutterrose rated for APDG - Summer Solstice on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Have a blessed summer
Moominbrooke rated for APDG - Summer Solstice on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Lovely images :0)
Comment: Thank you for the creative envie and surprises!
Response: So glad it made it, always worried when I send from a hotel- really fun to create- thank you for the rating :)
widelo123 rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 10, 2019
Response: Thank you for the fun and the rating !
MCGalaxy rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Loved it. Very funny answer
Response: Thank you for the rating and fun- good to see you!
mahlermail rated for APDG SUMMER IS COMING on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: Super -- thanks for the cool posting.
Response: Summer is here in NYC 80's and humid so we were right on track! Thanks for rating :)
myancey rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
Response: thank you for rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely images :)
Response: You are welcome- enjoy the day :)
9O96O rated for 1 + 1 May on May 30, 2019
Comment: Hey Nancy, I got your charming and dreamy sea turtle postcard today. It made me smile. I really like unique one-of-a-kind and handcrafted. Nice Mister Rogers postage stamp too. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome,I enjoyed blending the colors and letting it come together with good happy intentions. HA ave a great night!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you for rating - orange is so happy!
mandigutterrose rated for APDG SUMMER IS COMING on May 29, 2019
Comment: I have always wanted to go to the Mermaid Convention in Northern California! Some day I will get there, it looks like a lot of fun. I'm craving lemonade now. I used to get it at the bank when I was little and my grandma had to make a deposit, it definitely reminds me of spending summers with her. Thanks for the summer vibes on my profile and joining my swap.
Response: You are so welcome- enjoy the weather :)
ktk8 rated for May Scavenger Hunt PC on May 23, 2019
Comment: CUTE CUTE CUTE postcard....made me giggle and laugh...... big hugs!
Response: Thank you for rating- always fun to let the imagination run wild :)
jenmcjen rated for Doctor Who: Profile Swap on May 20, 2019
Comment: EXCELLENT quotes. I love the Doctor and Donna, and the DoctorDonna, too. She's so sassy and puts him right in his place. Thanks so much and I'm sorry I'm so late rating. I always forget non-mail ones!
Response: Thinking of the episodes made me smile all over again- thank you
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful collaged postcard! I love the turtle made from so many diverse papers! Great textures too. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So much fun to make and I'm glad you like it - have a great night and thank
neva rated for Mermaid Mail ARt on May 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard. I love that you protected it. Funny but for this swap I also used cut paper and then put mine in an envelope thinking "the postal service will shred this otherwise!" Great minds think alike.
Response: Definitely :)! Thank you for rating and the compliment
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful dandelion mail. I loved the bookmark and will definitely put it to good use. You made my day :)
Response: Hooray, after reading your profile I was trying for something that would be purposeful but adhere to the theme, I'm happy you liked it. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Oh thank you for this fun envelope! I love the mail art you added to it :)
Response: Yay!! I am glad you like it , I really liked the theme and was hoping people would enjoy it - it's a very visual concept ;) Thank you for rating!
Comment: thanks for sending the profile comments
Response: You are quite welcome- I hope you have good day :)
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and cute stickers! I especially love your paper pieced pot of gold!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for rating and have a great night :)
Comment: Thank you very much :)
Response: You're welcome- thanks for joining and rating :)

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mandigutterrose on Jun 21, 2019:

Happy Solstice! - Mandi APDG - Summer Solstice

BTim on Jun 20, 2019:

sun tunnels




Enjoy the Solstice! APDG - Summer Solstice - BTim

Moominbrooke on Jun 19, 2019:

Happy Summer Solstice!

From Moominbrooke- Artistic Profile Deco Group, Summer Solstice

mandigutterrose on May 29, 2019:


mahlermail on May 27, 2019:

Happy Summer (APDG Summer is Coming) Cheers: mahlermail/JOHNY pic1 pic2 pic4 pic3

tentmari on Apr 29, 2019:

April showers bring May flowers! profile decor

tentmari on Apr 28, 2019:

Plant a tree on my profile- arbor day decoration

Thanks for creating this swap!

A Year in the Life of a Tree

The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on earth.

                                    - Frank Lloyd Wright
9O96O on Apr 28, 2019:

April showers bring May flowers! profile decor](http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/279390)

Hello nancylee. Here are a couple of rainy day images.

rain coffee

RAIN umbrella

VeronikaB on Apr 28, 2019:

Hello from Czechia!

bluecrayons on Apr 27, 2019:

Plant a tree on my profile- arbor day decoration -bluecrayons

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