Swap-bot Time: April 8, 2020 1:22 am


Date Joined: November 5, 2007
Last Online: April 7, 2020

Country: United States
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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 and Chinese brush painting. 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. I use Amazon to buy my textbooks and supplies for school.

Some favorites and wish list:

  • the color gray and the gray scale from black to white
  • birds
  • exercise: yoga, walking, hiking
  • ethnic worry dolls and worry dolls made by you
  • your original handmade bookmark - drawn, painted, stitched
  • quartz crystal balls
  • handmade essential oil soap
  • sweet grass, lavender, orange
  • magnesium bath salts
  • big tree forests
  • international and USA pen pals
  • musical instruments
  • friendship bracelets
  • new USB flash drives for data storage
  • yellow highlighters
  • new pink erasers
  • small plant trimming snips
  • roll of Parafilm nursery grafting tape
  • cute new case for 9 x 13 laptop computer
  • EOS or similar natural lip balm, any flavor
  • high quality, pure rosemary essential oil

    Things I Use:

    • Asian bamboo paint brushes

    • Square paper envelopes for CDs

    • 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 anything, but especially cacti, succulents, and palm trees...I'm always looking for swapping pen pals in warm climates to exchange seeds .

    • body part 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

    • simple 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, water pumping, 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

    • For flat swaps, I like: bookmarks, unused USA postage stamps, seed packets, CDs, DVDs, sandpaper, X-acto knife blades, 5" x 7" mailing envelopes, thin cotton drawstring bags

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, journal cards/project life/prompts, memo paper, things cut from magazines, ATC supplies, list pad paper, book pages, post-it notes, ephemera, feathers, blank recipe cards, synthetic fiber cloth, tags, used postage stamps, coloring pages, coloring cards or coloring books

  • I don't make scrapbooks.

  • earrings (I don't have anything pierced)

  • Please don't send food or drink (this includes tea bags)..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.

  • I have more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime. Please do not send books unless they are from my Amazon.com wish list..

  • Stuff from big box and chain stores. Why pay to mail something that I can find here? I would rather receive something you make or a natural product from where you live.

    It is difficult to remove plastic on an island. watch this to learn more


kayebubbly rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #2 on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks !
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Hawaiian ephemera! It is so colorful and fun. The Dori sticker is and gave me a smile! Many thanks and I hope to see you in future swaps! <3
gizmodust rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - C on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the C's. I'm having so much fun with this series of swaps. Not too hard right now but later on in the alphabet will be a real challenge. Thank you so much for the Johnny Cash CD. He's always been one of my favorites. I had to listen to it right away. So sad that he's gone. Loved the other things too but the CD was the best. Thanks again.
fighterangel rated for A Note For You # 34 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Oh my gosh, the Hatsune Miku card and the beautiful envelope were so cute and sweet to find in my mailbox! I also love the lil tuck ins and the postcards are awesome!! Thank you so much for such awesome mail!!! <3
JenZen5 rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #8 - USA on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your note card. I love to receive items from local places. I appreciate the other items you sent and for picking items specifically from my profile.
Comment: Thanks for some fun goodies! :D ^^ I have heard good things about BeachBody workouts :)
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Comment: Thanks for the fun package!
skinny52 rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - B on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Nicely done! Love the postcards and book pages especially! Thanks for everything!!!
rjstall88 rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #8 - USA on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: What a thoughtful card and tuck ins. I truly enjoyed learning a bit about you and Molokini Island !
feminista rated for Just Randomness on Feb 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
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ToujoursMoi rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #8 - USA on Feb 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much not only for your lovely note card, but also for all the great vintage epherma you have sent to me. Thank you so much
MarHelene rated for A Note For You # 33 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Heh, you sent me a Zumba disk. Cool!
Comment: Love the little nature goodies you sent! I think this was the perfect trade for both of us. :)
Prettyexpressions rated for Fast Blind Swap 9 on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!!
gizmodust rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - A on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. Wonderful selection of "A" items. I will definitely use the arrow stamps as I'm just starting to do scrapbooking. Also love the vintage photo. It's even older than I am !!!! I used to collect old photos. The movie is a great idea. Never received a DVD in a swap before. My son took it home with him last night, Said it sounded good, could he borrow it ?? Thanks again.
PineappleTarts rated for A Note For You # 32 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and surprises!
Ilovemybabies7 rated for Fast Blind Swap 8 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you =D It was a nice swap to recieve
Comment: I love both things. Never enough Stargate or blank booklets. Especially when there is a kitty on the cover.
marclively rated for Fast Blind Swap 6 on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: thanks Malia!
trapster rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #31 on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you, thank you! What a great assortment of wonderful things for my junk journaling. Iโ€™m just getting ready to bind one and canโ€™t wait to use all your great things. I loved it all. Those flowers are fabulous!

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stephiedee on Mar 1, 2020:

Thank you for the mulberry papers and vintage postage for the "I wish for" tag.

chimerix on Feb 6, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Korean papercrafting kit and Valentine's Day surprises for the Pick 2 tag. The papers will definitely be seeing use on my ATCs. Aloha

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 Iโ€™m so happy to have a piece of the islands โค๏ธ

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.

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