Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 6:22 pm


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Last Online: March 18, 2018
Birthday: April 19
Country: United States
My postcard site
My creative blog
Postcrossing - My favorite place on the Web
My Book Wishlist at bookcrossing
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About Me

I love to read. Especially books that are based on a true story or non-fiction books. I read and write English and German fluently.

I'm on Postcrossing, sending and receiving postcards from all over the world (see links above).

I like singing in the choir and in the shower; listening to good music; stickers; bright colors like red, yellow, and purple; the fall season with its colorful leaves; wildflowers, poppies, sunflowers, dandelions; the smell of the air after rain; salamanders, butterflies, ladybugs, snails, squirrels; traveling notebooks, handmade postcards; sitting under a tree and enjoying the nice weather and the things around me; berries and bananas, good food; sunsets; taking photographs with my digital camera; close-up pictures; my hometown Luebeck where I grew up; watching a landscape from a plane; going to church on Sunday morning; cute socks; chocolate, filled gingerbread hearts; true stories.

I reuse packaging. It's fun to do and saves a lot of resources.

Favorite Crafts

Handmade postcards, journaling (drawing, writing, glueing, pockets,...), traveling notebooks (or single letter (8"x11") or A4 sized pages to collect to make a book), ATCs. I've just started to (re)learn crochet, my ultimate goal is to be able to read and follow all the patterns... I love scrapbooking quality stickers, especially travel and nature themes.

Favorite Music

Classical (e.g. Bach); contemporary Christian (e.g. Keith and Kristyn Getty, Michael Card, Michael W. Smith); The Mamas and the Papas

Favorite animals

Salamanders and newts, birds (especially the small songbirds and ducks), interesting insects, snails, sheep, and in general any wildlife.

Favorite Books

Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis), Safely Home (Randy Alcorn), The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Alexander McCall Smith; still looking for vol. 15 The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café) and the books for young readers), Schindler's List (Thomas Keneally), the Bible, Moomin books. In general, I like non-fiction and fiction based on a true story. I like it if I can learn something interesting in an enjoyable way. I can read English and German fluently. For a list of books that I'm looking for so I can read them please check out my Bookcrossing wishlist and my Amazon wishlist (I'd be happy with anything in used condition, doesn't have to be new and of course you don't have to buy at Amazon).

I'd also appreciate suggestions for good free or inexpensive ebooks for iOS, Kindle, or Nook.

Favorite Television and Movies

Television: Monk, Star Trek Voyager, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Trading Spaces, The Amazing Race, Survivor

Movies: Ice Age, Avatar, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Copying Beethoven, The Final Inquiry. Hayao Miyazaki's films, such as Howl's Moving Castle. Kung Fu Panda.

Other Favorites

Colors: Red, orange, yellow; rich jewel-tone colors.

Things to eat and drink: Berries and other fruit, chocolate (good quality, preferably fair trade, no cheap brands like Hersheys...), filled gingerbread hearts/cookies. The only teas I care for are herbal teas, especially the fruity ones. Rosehip with hibiscus is one of my favorites.

Postcards: I love Maxi cards. "Maximum card: a picture post card that has an illustration, stamp and cancel all with a common theme." I'm also thrilled, if you just use a stamp matching the theme on the picture side to send your postcard.

Some of my favorite postcard topics are: reading/books; music/instruments; wildflowers; fruit; native plants and animals; National parks; newts and salamanders or other amphibians; songbirds, ducks, owls, and other birds; Christianity.

Instead of writing a note on a swap card or memo sheet (swap and who it's from), when sent with swap package, I would love if you wrote all that information on a postcard and sent it in the swap package!

We recently got an iPad, so if you have a favorite app, please advise me. I don't play games often, but a few that I have enjoyed on the iPad or the PC are: "Where's My Water?", "Plants versus Zombies", "Edna & Harvey" (my husband and I enjoyed playing the original German version together) and most recently "Monument Valley".


Shoe size 40-41 German, 9 1/2 US. Size for T-shirts: XL. Socks should be at least 50% cotton or other natural fiber, my feet sweat too much in acrylic. T-shirts cotton only, no acrylic mix. I'd be especially happy to get something made of organic cotton or other eco-friendly material.


  • Any kind of handmade "book" (e.g. handmade notebook, altered book,chunky book, nice deco, art journal, travel journal, mini scrapbook, upcycled smashbook for me to fill)
  • Something to help me learn Spanish (e.g. a postcard written in simple Spanish by you, a children's book, a link to another good App that I can use in addition to DuoLingo)
  • Books to read (see wishlist - used books are fine as long as they are in readable condition)
  • Postcard books
  • Small books that I can best describe as small coffee table books, i.e. probably not larger than 6inx6in or 15cmx15cm, lots of beautiful pictures to look at, not much text. This is one example that I have already enjoyed: Furry Logic
  • Moleskine like notebooks (the real thing or imitations. I would love The Little Prince or Lego special edition!) . Cahier style notebooks are also great.
  • nice Lefthanded item (calendar, tool, ...)
  • interesting paper, maybe with something embedded or a cool texture... (anything at least the size of an ATC is fine)
  • adhesive for scrapbooking (double sided photo safe tape, glue dots, photo corners, and other items, as long as they are archival/photo safe quality)
  • alphabet stickers and travel themed stickers (also good quality for scrapbooking)
  • Clothing made of organic cotton or other eco-friendly material
  • fair trade items (e.g. coin purse, ornament, bracelet, small notebook) or even one you bought in a scratch and dent sale and fixed yourself. I love bargains and I love it when the person who originally made the item gets a fair price for it.
  • yarn for crocheting, especially worsted weight, but any kind would be cool. Even 1oz for small projects. Or unusual stuff like twine...
  • Anything from my Universal wishlist on Amazon

Items my husband would enjoy:

  • anything related to pinball
  • large soaps (preferably 7oz/200g or larger; he especially likes fruity scents like strawberry and more masculine smells like mint and unscented)
  • bar of shave soap
  • good quality black liquorice (such as Katjes (Tappsy are his very favorite!), Haribo, or Panda brands)
  • audio books on CD to listen to on his commute

Please don't send

  • Please don't send me anything that smells smoky. It makes me sneeze and the smell is so hard, if not impossible, to get out.
  • I don't have holes in my ears, so I don't wear earrings.
  • I don't like any kind of coffee. And I don't like peanuts (I'm not allergic, so traces are fine, but please not peanut butter cups etc.). I don't care for black or green tea very much (even the flavored ones), but I do like fruity herbal teas.
  • I don't really like Pooh the Bear very much...
  • When sending craft supplies, used stamps and such are fine, but don't send me photocopies of mediocre quality on regular paper or something like that.
  • I'm trying to de-clutter my home. So lots of extras won't earn you a heart. I try to swap and wish for only things that I can use. I'd be much happier about one well thought out swap item or one little carefully selected extra.


Conniegirl rated for Adult Coloring PC #65 INTL on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Beautiful colours, sweet you chose colours from my favourite list. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great map postcard and it is a new one for my collection.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. You are so lucky to have the theme park near year.
ASawvel rated for Interest Me No. 56 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for bringing this book to my attention - it sounds intriguing!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Yes, I have a problem remember books too. Especially when I was in high school, lol.
susieq11 rated for CPG Local PC - Global on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! I love this multiview of Pasadena!
MichelleKemper rated for WIYM: Handmade Washi Bookmark on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Very cute and I love your note paper too! Thank you!
LoveThis rated for Adult Coloring PC #64 INTL on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Comment: Thank you! It's interesting to know it's a place where you lived! it is very pretty!
Comment: Thanks for the card! The movies always end up on tv so I re-watch them there but it's always the same two movies haha, either the 1st or 3rd movie!
wittmert rated for Interest Me No. 55 on Feb 10, 2018
Leekoba rated for Interest Me No. 55 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Happy Swapping and reading!
Comment: Thanks for the 2 cards, and beautiful samples!
wm rated for WIYM: Where I Want To Be... Postcard #3 on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: I wouldn't mind going to Ireland either - just think of all the Celtic Myths one could find out about there!
HappyDayMail rated for CSG~ What are you reading? on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas card and for sharing your prayer request...I'm praying! Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.
tizzicat rated for Interest Me No. 53 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Glad you enjoy the swap
Lightborne rated for Interest Me No. 53 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful holiday card and very pretty little note card!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ pets on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! I just love the cow card! You see I was to Switzerland and the cow bells are so cool. I might just frame this card!

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PhoenixLM on Mar 17, 2018:

Your very welcome & I let her know she is all giddie with you thanking her. It is adorable.

MissTullie on Mar 8, 2018:

Thanks so much for the CPG March wishes. I love the recipe cards you sent me...great assortment! I will enjoy using them for organizing my favorite recipes. Thanks for a wonderful surprise!

mariamichelle on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you again for the notecards you sent me for my March wish. I was running low and can definitely use them.

Marryth on Mar 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the adorable fox coin purse towards my February CPG wishes - it's the cutest thing ever! ♥

TeaNi on Feb 24, 2018:

Thank you very much

for granting a February wish for me with the cute, fun can coozy; it's perfect for my cans of Polar seltzer, which I'm currently addicted to! :)

freespirit66 on Feb 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the colored pens that I can use with my bullet journal! There are so many bright, cheerful colors to use! (This was a February wish you granted.) :)

fluffyjunk on Feb 17, 2018:

Danke für Deinen lieben Kommentar! Schön, dass ich den richtigen Schal für Dich ausgesucht habe. Kalifornische Winternacht klingt aber auch nicht all zu kalt... :) Die Teile heißen bei uns übrigens einfach nur Loop.

ladyaries7 on Jan 31, 2018:

Thanks so much for the stationery! Wishlist..jan wishes.

BlueberryLady on Jan 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Notecards, the Elephant Change purse and the Washi Tape you sent me for the CF Jan.WTA... Love them all.. Hugs from Ohio.

mgallardo68 on Jan 3, 2018:

Thank you @swan for my snowy granted wish!! I love it so much because it is also in RED!!! ♥♥

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