Swap-bot Time: May 12, 2021 12:37 pm


Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: May 12, 2021
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

Favorite Music

My favorite music would be anything that gets me up and dancing. It can be from any genre as long as it has a great rhythm, great beat, great groove, etc. A few of my favorites to dance to are: George Clinton - Atomic Dog, Enur - Calabria 2007, Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy, LL Cool J - Headsprung, Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines, & Sage the Gemini/IamSu - Gas Pedal.

I was "late bloomer" in my discovery of radio. Most of my friends like mid 80's music, but I got hooked on early 90's Rap; Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Mc Hammer, Ice Cube.

On the other spectrum, the music that relaxes me is 40's Big Band; Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald,

About Me

I live in Illinois, in a far suburb of Chicagoland with my husband. We had 2 dogs but they have both crossed the rainbow bridge. It’s been a couple of years now, so we felt we were ready for dogs again. We adopted two 7 month old pups who happen to be siblings.

We have over an acre of property with a lot of trees. I've tried my hand at flower and vegetable gardening in small areas where there is a bit of sun. Every year is a learning experience. My job is at a small electrical contractor's office as the office manager. I do almost everything that's not field work. But my favorite is working with Auto CAD laying out the systems we install on drawings/blue prints.

Favorite Movies

I like romantic comedies, action adventure and science fiction. My watch over and over again list includes: Austenland, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Practical Magic, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Bring it On, Hackers, The Other Woman, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, Iron Man, Avengers.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is making greeting cards with rubber stamps. I've always liked to draw and color with colored pencils, so some of my recent cards have included that. Lately I've been also making cards with just paper cuts.


I like:

butterflies, crickets, spiders, actually all types of bugs,





retro/vintage cars, trains and planes


Alice in Wonderland,

Wizard of Oz,


Supernatural creatures and traditional movie monsters,

paisley designs,

gothic and steampunk styles,

colors in dusty vintage and gemstone tones, especially purples, blues, greens

Old architecture

I collect money, especially coins. I also like tokens.

I used to collect comic books and stamps. I don't any more but I still enjoy them.


I dislike:

cutesy toy like animals; the ones that have patches and stitching,

baby items,

cutesy Halloween designs; like a teddy bear with a cape, that's not Halloween enough to me, (cute monsters are ok)

very girly things,

main stream religious items.


I like tea, especially green. I used to drink black tea a lot but after becoming lactose intolerant it now upsets my stomach, so I don't drink it too often. Flavors of green tea I know I like are lemon, mixed berry, honey, and mint.

I don't like licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and watermelon flavors. Also I don't like anything with artificial sweeteners.

I love chocolate but not being able to have dairy has limited me to dark chocolate. There are also some chocolates made with chocolate liquor instead of dairy.

Wish List

Postcards; especially birthday and holiday

Coins; old US or any foreign coins even metal tokens

Rubber stamps; store bought or handmade

Playing cards in interesting designs, new or used but in complete sets

Vintage and/or vintage style paper goods

Anything you think I would like will be appreciated.


LadyJo rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie of goodies! I will enjoy using these items! Have a great day!
Curiouskitty rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you, your mailbox stuffer envelope had a great assortment of goodies. The postcard & note card are beautiful- I like how the birds are raised on the PC. I can always use journal cards, washi & journal stickers and I will put them to good use. I love the vintage dictionary pages, especially with the black & white pictures.♥️
Karen07 rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you Brandi!
dorcii rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely gifts :)
Comment: Thanks for this interesting postcard and home made envie. I thing these types of assembled art are fascinating too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Poohtat rated for WIYM: Send something from list♥ on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Happy swapping!
MellowOda rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup USA MARCH on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcards! I really like ganesh one! And I agree, that caterpillar doesn't really look like a caterpillar. lol
Comment: Disgraceful blurry card, printed in the US too. Thanks, Rich
Lonestarchild rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: LOL -- the poorly designed PC with more space for the addy than the message. Good giggle for today. Thank you!
megan1230 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards! Love the envelope!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Great cards, Brandi. Of course I love the Ganesh card but I'm equally taken by the Katachi faces. Thank you so much.
Eulegirl rated for Super recycled holiday card #1 on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely bird card! Little pleasures are very important, aren't they?
Comment: Thank you for the card, stamps, and letter! I really enjoyed reading about your Thanksgiving memories <3
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous flower postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the great card. Those brownies look really good. Thank you also for your note.
Comment: Sorry it took so long to rate. Definitely an interesting card.
Comment: I love the cute postcard, thank you and I do understand about the cooking:)
Comment: Thank you !
Comment: That looks like an interesting place to visit. I also enjoyed that you used a kind of matching stamp.
Comment: Happy Valentines Day

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CurlyTea on May 14, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on May 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on May 11, 2018:


Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards and memo pad you sent for the Stuff My Stocking swap! Very much appreciated!

Jjean on Dec 25, 2017:

A big Thank You for the very nice Note set from the CQ Stocking Stuffer in May. Birds are my favorite. Merry Christmas.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



ozziem on Jul 17, 2017:

Aloha Brandi, Mahalo for the extra PC/goodies in the PC coloring swap I just received in the mail today. Just colored it as well tonight and I'll send it on! Much Aloha and enjoy the rest of your summer!

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Happy Birthday right back at you.🎂

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Hi Brandi,

Thank you very much for the B'day Surprise and the well wishes.❤️❤️😍

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

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