Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 4:10 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2018
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: December 2
Country: United States

About Me

5/10/2018- This is the busy season for the non-profit I help run, so I am taking a little break from Swap-bot to be sure I don't miss a swap in the mix of everything. Please email me if you didn't get a swap from me. I'll try to check my messages here, but email will be a faster way to let me know.

I am mom of a fun two-year old little boy. I stay at home with him and love seeing all of the new things he learns each day. I was an orchestra director and percussion teacher, and sometimes I miss teaching in the classroom, but teaching my kiddo at home is pretty great. I still get to teach percussion at a local high school for an extra curricular activity (WGI), so that keeps my teaching chops up.

I also help run a non-profit youth performing arts organization with my husband. We are band nerds for life.

I am newer to swap-bot, but I have no intention of flaking. My post office lost 3 of my first 9 packages, so please let me know if you didn't receive my swap and I will resend asap. Also, I sit a rate my mail at the end of each day. If I haven't given a rating, it means I haven't received anything, yet. I appreciate being rated on my swaps when you receive it (especially packages) just so I know you got it.

Favorite Music

John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jamie Cullum, Justin Timberlake, Glenn Miller, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Shostakovich. I tend to find an album I like and listen to it until I don't want to listen to it for a very long time. I'll typically give everything a listen at least once.

Favorite Crafts

I love to craft. Crochet is my medium of choice most of the time, but I dabble in most of the craft world. One of my favorite crochet activities is yarnbombing. I use acrylic yarn most often because it holds up well, comes in a million colors, and I don't trust myself to make something that fits or looks good with more expensive yarn. haha

I have quite a collection of fat quarters that I have grand schemes of doing colorful quilts of, but they currently sit in a bookshelf.

I am just starting to do watercolor, and I find it really relaxing.

I also like adult coloring books.

Favorite Books

To be honest, I don't sit down to read all that much. I probably should, but if I am sitting, I am either crocheting or cuddling with my husband or kiddo. However, I am a fan of all of Emily Giffin's books. "Something Borrowed" is a nice, easy read.

Favorite Television

This is Us, Big Bang Theory, Gilmore Girls, Chicago Med, 9-1-1, Parks and Rec, New Girl As far as Netflix shows go, I loved The OA and can't wait for season 2. I hop around quite a bit on genre, but I recently finished and enjoyed Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, Hart of Dixie, Rita, and The Great British Bake-Off.

Favorite Colors

I love blue, more specifically the color as the sun goes down and there is a tinge of green in the blue. The closest color I can think of is Cerulean in a crayola box. When I craft, I tend to use colors on the cool side of the spectrum. I'll throw in some warm colors for a quick contrast. I really like greys mixed with any color. I also like neon colors, pinks, and any fun variegated colors.

Random things I like/dislike

-I really would enjoy most anything. Handmade or colored instead of store-bought postcards are okay with me (even if it goes against the swap rules). Send something that makes you smile while you send it, And I bet I will like it. Below are a list of favorites, but don't feel like you have to send only things related to this to get hearts. I appreciate anything.

-Buttons- vintage, fun colors/patterns, or textured are great.

-Ric-rac, lace, fat quarters, felt, or other fun fabric items

-Yarn- I can put to use any kind

-Adult coloring books, pages, postcards

-Postcards- anything really. But I enjoy postcards with a recipe from the area, flag or maps, pictures of sunsets/sunrises, the ocean, mountains. Touristy is just fine too. :)

-Chocolate- I have yet to find a kind I won't eat, but the super dark (60% plus) aren't my favorite. I tell myself the antioxidants are worth it.

-stickers- any kind- My kiddo loves stickers and we use them almost everyday.

-Cats- I have 2, and stuff with cats in it is fun

-Dinosaurs, flamingos, cactus, they just make me smile

-Music related anything-I teach music, so things with music notes and clefs are always fun to see.

-Flowers- I love daisies and peonies.

-Squished pennies

-Fun socks- especially with funny animals on them.

Dislikes- I don't drink coffee or tea (I do like hot chocolate). Black liquorice. Cinnamon (it gives me headaches). Spiders. (Other bugs are okay)


kathiann rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #14 on Feb 3, 2019
theevidenceisme rated for Easy Postcard #3 on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Sorry this is so late. I found a handful of mail hidden away when I was cleaning. Thanks for the lovely linen card.
StwbyQT rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 56! on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the "sparkle" postie! Yes!!! I love a good storm, even though they can be scary at the same time. :)
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 60! on Jun 28, 2018
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 57! on Jun 28, 2018
pynart2 rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #3 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: love the squares. Thank you .
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Colorado.
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 60! on Jun 16, 2018
samjowers rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #3 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: these are some great squares!! does one of them have papertowels on it? lol
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 10, 2018
MeghanMac rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 9, 2018
Yakima1955 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Gatzcat rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the PC. Sounds like a great relaxing Mother's Day.
Hyshu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
cllfdl rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: I bet youhad a great time.I love to go to t he cabin and crochet in the quiet!
Marykstaveness rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
myancey rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on May 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks alyssa! I have never learned crocheting but crocheting by a river sounds fun! what a pretty postcard! thanks so much
desiraesparkles rated for Create with a Kiddo #2 on May 28, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Spring and Summer have kept me away from my usual swap activities. The lion was super cute. It's good to let the kids put their mark on things too. ;) Thanks!

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MeghanMac on Apr 12, 2018:

Mathilda got her letter today. She was super excited.

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

RiverTopanga on Feb 21, 2018:

I can't figure out how to load the pic :-(

Scrapinitblue on Feb 4, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile Message #10

Welcome to Swap-Bot! Great job on filling out your profile! I have two little boys myself, boys are so much fun!

All the best to you!


momma197464 on Feb 3, 2018:

Hello from Texas Swap: Profile Bible Verse # 7

Im going with a LOVE Verse cause of Valentines Day.

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." ~ 1 John 4:16-18

TonyaAshe on Feb 3, 2018:

Hello from Cisco, GA!

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

Have a blessed and happy day!

Blessings~ Tonya from Profile Bible Verse #7

MichelleKemper on Feb 3, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #7

Hebrews 11:6 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Have a great day! Blessings, Michelle

jaimierandolph on Feb 2, 2018:

Swap: Profile Bible Verse #7 User id: jaimierandolph 1 Timothy 2: 9-15 9I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15But women will be saved through childbearing-if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

Matts on Feb 2, 2018:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:1-3

Profile Bible Verse #7

Poohtat on Feb 2, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile Message #10

I love the color blue. My sister’n’law just crocheted me a lovely multi blue scarf!

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