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AmyMCGS

AmyMCGS
Date Joined: November 6, 2007
Last Online: August 12, 2022
Birthday: September 8
Country: United States

About Me


I try to spend time making my swaps look nice and make sure they are things I'd like to receive. If you do the same, you'll receive a heart from me. SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR UPDATES ABOUT MY LOCAL SNAIL MAIL. SOMETIMES IT'S A HOT MESS! :)


๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ HI! I'm 48, married, have two teenaged kids plus a bunch of their friends that we've "adopted", a golden retriever, and a tank full of fish. (I've had several cats over the years and will have more eventually- I love them! ๐Ÿ˜ป) I work full-time and love coming home to my family and happy mail.

โค I try hard to live my life by 1 Corinthians16:14: "Let all that you do be done in love." I'm not a preachy person but I pray that my actions reflect my faith. I also love to learn about other faiths and beliefs.

๐Ÿ“œ My biggest hobby is genealogy- I love to spend hours researching my family history. If you "speak" genealogy: my current project is trying prove one of my multiple Mayflower ancestors to get into the Mayflower Society. I believe that I have direct lines to both Rogers and Hopkins.

โœ‚๏ธ Over the years I've done many paper crafts- stamping, card making, scrapbooking, all of that. I still have a great appreciation for those things, but I don't have much time to do them myself anymore.


๐Ÿ“ฌ Postcards

I prefer my postcards naked (written on, stamped & mailed) unless it's a specific swap for blank postcards to build up some variety in my stash. ๐Ÿ–ŠGetting a personal note about the swap, what you're doing that day, or maybe why you chose that postcard just makes the postcard perfect.

๐Ÿ’œThese are some of my favorite postcards:

  • Peanuts (the cartoon characters, not the food)
  • animals- my favorites are owls๐Ÿฆ‰, but I also like raccoons, cats, or wildlife
  • British Royal family
  • funny postcards
  • photos of spiritual/ inspirational places, such as churches, cemeteries, temples, etc.
  • recipes
  • vintage ads, especially Campbell's Soup, but also others like coffee, etc.
  • vintage or modern Christian art

Postcards I DO NOT care for:

  • free sample/ current advertising postcards
  • pin-up girls
  • tourist cards unless it fits the swap
  • anime or Kawaii
  • used postcards written to someone else

๐Ÿฅฐ General Favorites:

*COLORS: I love turquoise and purple, and fall colors: dark red, hunter green, burnt orange

*OWLS: I collect them- postcards, figures, etc.

*CHARACTERS: Peanuts, Tom & Jerry (Yes, I'm showing my age!)

*FLOWERS: Sunflowers, any kind of Lilly, Mums

*ANTIQUES: I can spend hours in antique stores! I have a growing collection of vintage mason jars and glassware in clear and turquoise. My family says I like "beat up old stuff"! ๐Ÿ˜†

*FAITH: I'm Catholic, but I really enjoy learning about other faiths & customs. I'm happy to answer your questions or clear up misconceptions about the Catholic Church. (Yes, we're Christians, no, we don't worship Mary.)

..... and on that note, I LOVE old Saints' cards, prayer cards, etc. You know, those little baseball card sized pictures of saints or fancy paper cutouts with prayers on them? Yes, those things! You'll often find them tucked into old Bibles.


๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ General DISLIKES:

*Paper ephemera... I don't use it, so please save for someone who will.

  • Nothing scented

  • No FB's/Slam Books

  • Nothing to do with horoscopes

  • No fairies, tarot, or gothic stuff

  • No Kawaii, Anime, or Emoji themed items


Favorite Books

๐Ÿ“š I love to read! I've usually got a fiction book and a non-fiction book (genealogy or faith related) both going at the same time. Christian/ spiritual books are always on my to-be-read list, as well as historic fiction & mysteries.

On that note... I can always use bookmarks!


Favorite Television

๐Ÿ–ฅ I don't watch much TV. Usually if I have the remote I turn the TV off, LOL! I do love The Big Bang Theory, and I enjoy some Nat Geo and History Channel shows.


๐ŸŒฎ Recipe Swaps:

My family loves Mexican food, spicy foods, hot wings, soups, comfort foods like meatloaf, crockpot dishes, etc. I've recently gotten an air fryer so I'm interested in your tried and true recipes for it, too.

๐Ÿšซ We do not eat any seafood at home, including fish, due to an allergy of a family member.
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Local Mail Updates:


*7/9/22 I've gotten behind on my swaps due to some personal stuff in the last two weeks. I notified everyone and sent everything, but they'll be within their rights to give me a 3 rating if they so desire.

*May 2022: I've learned that things aren't getting postmarked until about 3 days after I mail them, and then it's in another city about an hour away. I have no idea how the mail works at this point!

*3/7/22: Proof positive that my mail service is wonky: today I received a postcard postmarked January 18th! (From just a few states over. )

*11/4/21 NOTE: I never flake on swaps! If you have not received a swap from me please let me know and I will resend. We've been getting some questionable mail service lately and things are taking longer than usual. ๐ŸŒ


Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the recipes I can't wait to try them
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: Thank you Amy for the Air Fryer Recipes. All 3 looks delicious. Can't wait to try them. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Happy Swapping.
grammypammy rated for Fill Your Faith Journal Round 4 on Jul 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the faith goodies! Looking forward to putting them in my faith journal. Enjoy your day!
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Comment: This is a truly weird PC - a women with two heads ๐Ÿ˜‚
nanadiana rated for WIYM: FLAG POSTCARD (NAKED) on Jul 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the flag pc. Love the way you decorated it too. My 4th weekend was good but noisy. I like the sparkly fireworks but don't understand the ones that just boom, which seemed like there was a lot of this year. It finally quieted down about 2 AM. Long sleepless night for humans and fur babies.
aligurl75 rated for Psalm 8 Bible Study on Jun 16, 2022
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Comment: I like the way you printed out the questions and then answered them by hand. Good idea!
RedheadLady rated for Oversized Postcard on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful oversized PC.
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Comment: Thank you Amy for the recipes. I can't wait to try them. They all look like they will be delicious. I enjoyed participating in your swap. I love getting different recipes from people. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
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Comment: Looking forward to trying out these recipes! Our neighborhood had a cocktail crawl once a month and I will be sure to try that Spiked Pink Lemonade for sure! thanks! Great swap!
Courtney rated for Flower PC Swap R2 on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I enjoyed your note!
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Comment: Thanks!
24Donna rated for Bible Study ~ Abundant Life on May 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for keeping in touch! Love these studies! God bless you
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! I love covered bridges :)
Highlander18 rated for The 4 W's postcard swap 1 on May 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Must be great chocolate!
squince rated for SCATTS - R - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extras.
cassie3001 rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #21 on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful North Carolina cardinal postcard, Amy! I agree, the cardinals do look beautiful against the snow!
squince rated for PH: A Challenging Scavenger Hunt #9 on Apr 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for resend! Sorry the first didn't arrive!!! Love this set though!
Mlhadder rated for 2 for 2/22/22 USA on Apr 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the cat sticker with the crossed eyes :D

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 84 4 4
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91 115 0 0
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2 79 3 7
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Comments

Ikat78 on Aug 2, 2022:

Hi There!! I sent to you for a CPG Swap in June and messaged you to see if you have received it. You have been online a few times but havenโ€™t responded. Just in case you havenโ€™t noticed you have a message I wanted to leave you a comment. Iโ€™ll gladly resend. CPG: Quickie Ugly/Unloved/Weird PC #4 Thank you!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

petitzouzou on Oct 22, 2021:

Your Halloween postcard is on the way !

yvonne401 on Oct 5, 2021:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

KatieKookaburra on Feb 15, 2008:

Hi Amy - thank you for the cute little wooden apples the postman just brought for me :) Thanks! xxx

Bonnie1952 on Feb 11, 2008:

I wanted to give you a HEART but didn't know how!

MicheleoneL on Jan 26, 2008:

HI there! I have mailed out your 1-1 trade from the forums! I hope your eyelets arrive quickly and safely! PLMK! Thanks!

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