Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2019 6:48 pm


Date Joined: November 5, 2007
Last Online: November 20, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

I play piano, guitar and ukulele. I recently began studying the violin. When I'm not playing music, I'm usually listening to music. My favorite music to listen to is instrumental folk music. I lead group music therapy and would like to swap for any musical instruments you may want to share with my adult group members.

For visual arts, I like watercolor painting, Chinese brush painting and sketching in blank unlined journals. I'm interested in making soap, handmade paper, artistic bookbinding and making/restoring ukulele. I love working with plants - growing them and pressing them for artwork and study. I make jewelry using seeds, nuts and flowers from Hawaiian plants and trees.

I welcome pen pals who want to share friendship. I love to travel and explore new places. I am always looking for interesting places to visit next. I would love to read about your own travel experiences rather than from a travel book. I am more interested in traveling and forming friendships than accumulating stuff. I would like to find some like-minded people.

I love to cook. I experiment with adapting recipes for use with local Hawaiian ingredients. I grow many kinds of tropical fruit and like to use them in recipes. I cook mostly vegetables, fruit and whole grains. I don't cook with dairy, eggs or meat. I have too many vegetarian cookbooks, so no need to send more to me.

My husband collects retired license plates from all over the world. They don't need to be old, just no longer on a vehicle. If you would like to add to his collection, please send me a message.

I collect amazon gift cards. These electronic gift codes count as profile-related items in profile-based swaps.

MEDIUM FLAT RATE BOX SWAP OPTIONS: Postage within the US for the medium flat rate box is currently $14.35. Instead of paying the postage and sending this filled box, my partner has the option of sending an Amazon gift code electronically for zero postage. I will rate a 5 plus a heart for my partners who send a $20 electronic Amazon gift code instead of mailing the box. I use Amazon to buy my textbooks for school. If you chose this option, please let me know in a message.

Some favorites:

  • the color gray and the gray scale from black to white
  • nice quality below-the ankle socks
  • birds
  • exercise: yoga, walking, hiking
  • ethnic worry dolls and worry dolls made by you
  • quartz crystal balls
  • handmade essential oil soap
  • sage, sweet grass, lavender, orange
  • magnesium bath salts
  • big tree forests
  • international pen pals
  • musical instruments
  • friendship bracelets

    Things I Use:

    • Asian bamboo paint brushes

    • animation and foreign films with English subtitles on region 1 DVD or VCD... no anime or manga

    • packets of viable (not outdated) seeds to grow cacti, bamboo and palm trees...I'm always looking for swapping pen pals in warm climates to exchange seeds.

  • mala and other prayer beads, milagros

  • art supplies: watercolor paint, very fine-line brushes, fine-line art pens, medium and fine grit sandpaper, colored pencils, mechanical pencils and lead for them, wood glue

    • sashiko thread (white, off-white, dark green)

    • strings!...for ukulele, guitar, dulcimer, banjo, violin

  • unused USA postage stamps

  • sew-on patches, especially those related to the environment

  • rubber beach flip-flops, like the kind at Old Navy for 2-3 dollars or ones from where you live, size women's US 8.

  • 100% cotton T-shirts from environmental agencies where you live, size women's small

  • solar powered anything...flashlights, battery chargers, etc.

  • large sun hats with chin straps

  • small cotton drawstring bags for adding cut herbs to bath water

  • X-acto knives and blades for them

I would rather receive one thoughtfully chosen inspiration of my profile or amazon/etsy wish lists than a whole box of dollar store plastic things. I miss the point of mailing something that the recipient could easily get where she or he lives. My favorite things to receive are letters from people who want to be friends and share their art or craft with me.

I live in a non-smoking, pet-free home. My land is a sanctuary for birds and the trees that provide them with food and shelter. I love to watch them and listen to them. I don't feed birds because I want them to stay wild.

******** Things I Don't Need: *****************

  • glitter, stamped images, things cut from magazines, book pages, post-it notes, ephemera, feathers - I only like feathers if they are attached to a live bird :), blank recipe cards, synthetic fiber cloth, tags, used postage stamps, coloring pages, coloring cards or coloring books

  • I don't make scrapbooks. I don't use scrap paper, cardboard or quotes written on paper.

  • earrings (I don't have anything pierced)

  • Please don't send food or drink (unless required for a swap), candles, wax, crayons...these tend to melt, get weird in the tropical heat or the gecko living in my mailbox gets to them first.

  • makeup and nail polish - I don't wear them.

  • Animals I can live without: dogs, cats, pigs, rodents, cattle, primates

  • I have more than enough tape - deco, washi and otherwise - If you would like to swap for some, please send me a message.

  • If possible, please do not send things made of plastic, unless it is part of a musical instrument, gift card, art pen or disc (CD/DVD). It is difficult to remove plastic on an island. watch this to learn more


legiongirl77 rated for Christmas Advent Calendar - USA on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for my packages :) I can't wait to open my presents. Have a wonderful Christmas!
A127 rated for Magic Destash Box September on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I finally got to look at everything and am rating you a heart.
RooBaRoo rated for Cultural Swap on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap!
bjansen rated for Magic Box Destash August on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Loved it all sry for late rate. Was in hospital.
Dinkyde rated for Fabulous Box Swap!!🌸⭐️💕 on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the fun goodies! I love the puffy fish stickers!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great stuff!! Did you make the owl magnet? I also love the way you packaged the tea. :-)
AliCrafter rated for Magic Box Destash Swap July on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Some fun things in your box. Thanks!
ncnurse04 rated for Japanese Culture on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Wow!!! This box is amazing!! Full of awesome items I can't wait to use. My daughter laid claim to the anime and manga though. LOL
abcdefgxyz12367985 rated for Game Pieces/Profile Swap on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: I just received your envelope! Thank you so so much for all of the wonderful goodies. And for setting up this swap with me. I felt so spoiled opening it! Lol. I hope those tickets help you get something good! Happy swapping hope to cross swapping paths with you again. :)
Cupcake436 rated for Do What You Want 2 on Mar 18, 2019
Frithsrah rated for Do What You Want 2 on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Coco26 rated for Do What You Want 2 on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!! I absolutely love the vintage Disney stickers!!
petaluda rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the CD with jazz music You are very thoughtful 🌹
SillyTilly42 rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great selection!
crochetjunkie rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: I never thought about sending a dvd like this! Thank you! I don’t have this movie and I’ve never seen it.
catnipitis rated for Magic Box Destash Swap January on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Hi! I could not wait and open my gift. Thank you so much for my healthiest way of cooking DVD. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
adkjek rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #16 on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: What a special treat in my mailbox. This swap sure made me happy! My person was fun, thoughtful, creative and resourceful. I LOVED IT! Thank you so much.
Comment: Omg I love this, I have been doing some light reading while busy with work. Hoping to try some of these new quilting ideas out soon. Hopefully at the beginning of the year :)

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bblue on Sep 8, 2019:

Thanks for the "I collect" forum tag. The Miffy cards are cute!

jinxspinx on Jul 30, 2019:

Thank you so much for the PIF that I received!! I loved all the randomness!!! It was a lot of fun opening!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 24, 2019:

Thank you for the Batman PC you sent for the Send to the Person Above You PF tag. It was very thoughtful of you. I love it!

AmericanHeiress on Jul 23, 2019:

Thanks for your wishlist tags they arrived today!

GabySkye on Jun 29, 2019:

thank you Thank you so much for the pagan pay it forward Tag! Those pressed flowers are so beautiful. Hawaii is a a very energetically sacred place, so I’m so happy to have a piece of the islands ❤️

CariahCreates on May 13, 2019:

Thank you for the envie of goodies from the Cheap Postage PIB tag.

GrrrMeoww on Feb 27, 2019:

Thanks for the penguin stationary from the forum tag! They're adorable :)

groundhogstamper on Feb 8, 2019:

Thanks much for the fun pif tag from the public forums.

iowa05 on Feb 5, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sweet profile surprise tag! The girls and I had so much fun opening and exploring it together - you included so much awesome ephemera!! :D Cheers! -Sandara

crochetjunkie on Feb 2, 2019:

Thank you so much for the tissues for the Quick! I need...tag. I appreciate it!!

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