Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 8:03 pm


Date Joined: October 25, 2016
Last Online: February 14, 2018
Birthday: January 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I am a 30ish mom who loves crafting, reading,cooking, BUJO and snail mail! I hope to exchange with you soon!

So let me explain my thing with pineapples. I love them, but don't eat them. I went to culinary school. In school my favorite culinary elective was food history. Did you know that in the 1800's if you were traveling and saw a pineapple in someone's window, it meant that they took in guest for trade. The pineapple is the international sign of hospitality. The Greeks even saw it as a sign of hospitality. I don't know why, but after learning about them and cooking with them, they became one of my favorite things. I can make many of dishes with pineapples. And I love to, but I don't like the way they taste. :( I have had pineapple decor way before it became so popular. My first tattoo was a pineapple on wrist way back in. 07' !Pineapple are just so awesome!


Favorite Music

So, I have different types of music I listen too when I am doing certain things or feeling certain ways. Like I only listen to country music in my car. When I am in the kitchen cooking I put on some Ray Charles Pandora radio. If I am cleaning house I'll put on some old school rock. If I am happy I am playing Billy Joel all day long!! If I am having a bad day I like to put on some piano music. If I am relaxing I like to listen to Carvan Palace on Pandora. Music is awesome. Oh and the only album that I have a adverse reaction to is Sublime's 3rd album, Sublim, can't listen to it!

Favorite Books

Anything by Paulo Colheo! A few of my favorite reads are:

*The Red Tent- by Diamant, Anita

*The Zookeeper's Wife- by Ackerman, Diane

*The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned-by Anne Rice

*Salem's Lot- by Stephen King

*Second Glance- by Jodi Picoult

I am always up for reading something new!!

Favorite Movies

Anything scary. But my all time fave is Children of the Corn! I am also in love with Spirted away! I watch it on a regular basis.

Favorite Television

Not big into TV. But I use to have an addiction to Law and Order.

Favorite Crafts

Crafts are my fav!! I love making wreaths and any DIY decor! I am always crafting something, if you would see you can find me on Instagram @pyneapplequeen I want to try my hand at pocket letters and flip books. I've been hand manking some cards. It's fun and kinda challenging for me. I craft because I find it relaxing, and amind break.



*Anything Ghibli studio


*Washi Tape

*Blackout poetry

*Pen Pals

*Happy snail mail

*Recipe card exchange

*Emails exchange




*brush lettering

*BUJO (Bullet Journaling)


*I am not easily offended. NSFW okay.

Snail Mail

I love snail mail! And I want to be able to swap so I always make a point to send my swap on time. If I am running late I will shoot you a PM. But if for some reason you do not receive a swap from please PM me so that I can make it up to you. (Oh and just bc I haven't click "sent" by the due date does not mean I didn't send it out on time. I am always forgetting to hit that button for some reason.) I don't want anyone to loose out on a swap bc something got lost in the mai or I messed up on an address. I am a busy momma of 3, but I promise to not take more swaps than I can handle. I can't wait to swap with you! Happy Swapping!!

Thanks for swapping with me! And I am always up for new pen pal or email pal, just PM me!!

What I want to learn more of..

I really enjoy learning about religion. If I didn't get into culinary school, my back up plan was to study world religions. I am fascinated my them. (Disclaimer: I am not religious, but do consider myself spiritual.)

I want to learn more about mindfulness and put it into practice.

I want to learn more about politics and law bc I think the shit is gonna hit the fan here in the USA sooner than later.

I want to learn more about photography and editing. I have a nice DSLR and lens, but I need to learn more get better.

Unicorn Mafia



Comment: Good luck. That's really great that you want to quit smoking. I don't smoke for almost 7 years, so hope you will you will quit this habit for good too. I feel better now, and it is a big money saving. Happy 2018!
Comment: That is the SWEETEST picture! :) Thanks for sharing.
Aynora rated for ESG: Jan/Feb To-Do List and 2018 Plan on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for all the pictures! I can imagine the decorating made you happy! BTW love that picture of their daughters, the look on their faces is just precious :D
paraxparaxnoia rated for ESG: My Favorite Vacation on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: I loved your camping pictures, they brought back so many memories from my childhood! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face :)
Comment: I love your Halloween mantel and those Philly-mugs! Philly is one of my to go-cities in the States, I used to have a penpal there and she made me fall in love with the city :)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing!!! I love the 'before' and 'after' Christmas decoration photos :)
Comment: Thanks Gina πŸ˜€
MeghanMac rated for Fun 2017 Christmas email swap on Dec 22, 2017
reader44ever rated for ESG: My Favorite Vacation on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: The second I saw that your favorite vacation was to Jellystone Campground, I was all, "Jellystone?! Isn't that where Yogi Bear lives?" So I was DELIGHTED to see a picture of one of your daughters with Yogi Bear! ❀ Great swap, Gina. Wonderful photos! Thank you so much for sharing.
arembanas rated for Fun 2017 Christmas email swap on Dec 15, 2017
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Vacation on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Beautiful family! Looks like a great visit - love the cabin!
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: Gratitude List on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It’s great when you can recognise the good in what could be a sad situation.
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for sharing ;)
Comment: The city hall look amazing! Thank you!
xlogophile rated for ESG: Gratitude List on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: I loved reading your list! Also, omg, I'm a cat person myself but your dog is absolutely precious I just wanna cuddle him <3
HappyMom rated for Currently I'm on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: I know exactly what you mean about craving alone time, especially as a busy mom! Hope you're able to take some time just for you!

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HappyMom on Nov 5, 2017:

Gina - Thanks for sharing your ESG swaps with me, even though I wasn't your 'send-to' partner. It's nice getting to know you, and I love seeing your pix! thankyou

MissCharlieD on Sep 17, 2017:

Hi Gina! I also have different playlists for around the house! Reggaeton if I'm trying to clean, Blues if I'm cooking, Classic Rock when I'm crafting, and podcasts the rest of the time - I don't do silence well, apparently. Happy Swapping! - Charlie, via ESG: Quick friendly profile comment...Sorry for the duplicate comment, that's what I get for trying to do this on my phone!

littlemissme84 on Sep 15, 2017:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile and was interested to read about pineapples. I love the taste of pineapples, but actually not so much as decorations. Jodie Picoult is one of my favourite authors and I want to read The Red Tent. I too have an addiction to Law & Order but only SVU. I love the unicorn image at the bottom of your profile page. Happy swapping, Ree x

Amylord on Sep 13, 2017:

Hi Gina, It's so rare to see a pineapple fan! How do you find the viral song PPAP? Also, have you tried making pineapple shrimp? I guess you probably have...but surprise, it's not popular at all in Chinese speaking areas. I don't know why, but it seems to be one of the most well known Chinese dishes in U.S. In Taiwan we only see it on weddings occasionally. Amy

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

redyellownow on Apr 8, 2017:

Got your Mail Tag reply - thanks for the grins and giggles - you are a hoot :-) I appreciate your candor. I will write back!

EmilyT on Feb 17, 2017:

Thanks for the old school Valentine surprise! Hope your Valentine's day was lovely πŸ’ž

Fabriqueen on Feb 16, 2017:

Thank you for the cute Dr. Seuss Valentine card and for hosting a great swap. Hugs, Diane

No1Sassygrl on Feb 11, 2017:

Thanks for the xtra old school vday card!! Cute surprise!! Happy swapping πŸ’ŒπŸ’•


LindaW on Feb 10, 2017:

Thank you for the Valentine. It brought a smile to my face.. :) I used to love those Dr. Seuss books as a child. They were funny.

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