Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2021 6:38 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: December 27, 2020
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 12, 14, 16 and 17. Seven years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! I love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish. I know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico and outside the USA. I am learning to watercolor. It is hard to get the technique down, but the end result usually makes me happy. I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals. I love making Zines, but haven't made any in a few years. I miss making them and hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

Dystopian and Utopian books in the YPL (young people's library) section of the Library. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles... and now K- Dramas.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.



VINTAGE PC'S Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican because I am half Mexican! The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so as a member I do not drink Tea or Coffee or anything with alcohol. I respect other religions.... As long as what you send me is informational and not meant to try to convert me to your belief I ACCEPT INFO ABOUT Different BeLEIFS.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).


Comment: Thank you! Great answers!
Comment: Thank you for the card, I think I picked banjo too! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: Thanks for joining this swap! Take care!
Comment: Thank you. Great Answers!
Elliepatterson rated for Zine- Life during Covid-19 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Greetings and many thanx for your awesome swap. I am sorry to hear that you were sick. But am thankful that you have recovered. Stay safe and healthy. ❤️🌻
AFK rated for Vintage Family photos on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely selection of photos. ❤️
Response: Yay!!! You finally got them! Thanks so much for participating in this swap!
PostMuse rated for Ugly PC Swap #13 on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Hmmmm .... I agree that this card is not stunning but it is an interesting view. I think the framing just went a bit awry. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Maggie! Love these button cards, they're so fun. Thank you for sharing your stores that you like. :):) I love all those, too. We used to do a weekly trip to B&N, but it got super expensive. I love their stationary section.
Response: We fortunately live about 40 minutes across the city to the nearest Barnes and Noble so I don't get there often. I just go to read the magazines and decide if I am going to buy FLOW or Daphne's Diary. I miss Borders Bookstore too!
noone7212 rated for "If Covid was a color" PC swap on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card - I think python is the perfect descriptor! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
skinny52 rated for Miniature hobbyists PC on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: Great postcard, so much fun that you had the same type of cutout project to send me! And I also have a thing for lighthouses so it's even better 😁. I am not a collector of specific lines or items but whatever catches my eye. Thanks for hosting. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Littleroo rated for My Pandemic Life PC Round 2 on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC. Im so glad your better now. Stay well.
Response: Thanks. I am so grateful to be better. I just hope our whole world gets rid of this awful thing! Thanks for the heart!
ch23 rated for PH: Postcard Poker #7 on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you Maggie for the great cards. I enjoy view cards very much and the map one is great too.
Kittybob83 rated for "If Covid was a color" PC swap on Aug 19, 2020
Comment: Very good answers!
PooKwin73 rated for "If Covid was a color" PC swap on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: I loved your answers .. especially for the Covid movie! Quite fitting, I think! Thanks!!!
chelle523 rated for My Pandemic Life PC Round 2 on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: I love how creative you got with this! I'm with you - I don't know how people don't take this more seriously. I hope you're healthy and well. Take care. <3
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards!! Stay well & safe🙂
Fabriqueen rated for My Pandemic Life PC Round 2 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute PC! I would have a whole stack of PCs if I made PCs of all my pandemic snacks! LOL! I hope your sister recovers quickly! Have an awesome day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane.
Response: Thank you! yea... I would have pc's of my boxes of Swiss Rolls... Triscuits... Goldfish... and lots of quick meals from Noodle Roni, Mac and Cheese and Jiffy Cornbread. lol.
draco rated for Zines #1 (INT) on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: thank you for the nice zine
Response: Thanks for joining this swap!!
Comment: Thank you, great postcards! Have a great day
Comment: Thank you neighbor Maggie!! Glad to hear you're feeling well now!! Hope you get to take your trip soon! Take care!!
Response: Thanks!! I really hope to get to take that trip one day with my daughter. It keeps me feeling hopeful!
Onaki rated for Zines #1 (INT) on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the zine! Appreciate it!

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MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated ♥

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

emilynhr on Oct 30, 2014:

rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! 😊 I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

devilyn on Aug 17, 2014:

hello, i recieved my lovely zines for the tag. i was really pleased and i really enjoyed reading them, thanks for the little extras and i also loved the really cute photo address card that you sent of you and your family.

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