Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 5:52 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello all,

5/7/21 I am needing a break to work on my business. I will be here to rate on swaps as they come in.

02/10/2021 Started the keto diet late January 2021. This is the second time I've been on this diet. If you have any tried and true recipes you would like to share for this diet, feel free to share them with me! Also, I have a few I would love to share with you....

Back from a summer break. Hosting a few swaps. Come and join in the fun!

October 2019: Only one piece of mail has gone missing, so that is an improvement. Still no word from the Postmaster even though I have left him a message to contact me. Still waiting.....

17 Aug 2019: Still no word from the PO about missing mail. It is still happening. Frustrating.... Not sure if they will contact me IF and when they discover the reason why mail is going missing. Sure would be nice though.

8/2/19 : I have been having an issue with my outgoing mail going missing. I have resent several swaps and those have not arrived to their destinations either. Not sure what is happening, as I have verified with the recipients their addresses, and the addresses were correct. I have contacted the PO, and they are going to look into the issue, but who knows what that will bring. Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me, if I haven't already contacted you. I am more than happy to resend a swap due to this happening. Thank you for your understanding....

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and zentangle!

I have started collecting the Franken Deck of playing cards here on SB, which is really been quite fun! It is interesting to see what kinds of cards I get...

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the short winter days and long nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I am a baby witch. Just learning all about witchcraft. Very interesting and not at all what main stream society thinks it is all about. I finally feel like I fit in somewhere. When I was a kid, my sister and I would go roller skating on Friday nights while our parents would go grocery shopping, but I wouldn't go unless I could "see" myself doing it. Now I know it was a form of witchcraft. I still do that on occasion.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too.

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Favorite Movie: Hamilton. Excellent movie!

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime. I listen to a variety of podcasters including Northern Frights, Small Town Murder, Criminal, Unsolved Murders|True Crime Stories, Unresolved, just to name a few. Some are serious and some are done lightheartedly. All are good, and all do not disrespect anyone who has died.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with. Please don't send your PC's from another state that you don't live in. I have a ton of those.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol. Agates. Ayla. ATC's.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other
languages. Bowtruckles. Billywig. Beltane.

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!) Candles, especially soy.

D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate. Diamond Painting. Demiguise.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe. Erumphant.

F: Finger-less gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorillas. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley Giraffes. Gardening. Geocaching.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger. Hufflepuff House.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland. Incense. Imbolc.

J: Jam. J.K. Rowling. Jacob Kowalski. Jeep.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas. Lamma. Litha.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine. Mooncalf. Moon. Mabon.

N: Notecards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler. Narwhals. Newt Scramander.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans. Occamy. Ostara.

P: Postcards: [Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. ] Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Pepe` Le Pew. Princesses. Painted Pennies. Pickett.

Q: Quartz. Quidditch. Queenie.

R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severus Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot. Samhain. Sabbats.

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee. Tina.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White. Watercolor. Wax seal. Witches.

X: ??

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure. Yule.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also. Hello Kitty.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids,and not to mention the afghan or a few. lol I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And non raters...... Non rater ~ @PlannerCoz for Playing Card Swap ~ Round 2 ~ Swap #15. International. Lives in Australia. She won't answer emails about this swap and messages sent to her have been read but not answered.

Non rater ~ @pascoek for Playing Card Swap ~ Round #3 Swap #8, Reached out twice and she hasn't responded to messages.

@mailandart hasn't responded to messages about Playing Card Swap Round #3 Swap #5 She is to send to me, and haven't received.


penpalterra rated for tPCC: Introductions! on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! The goodies were so nice and I can’t wait to use them in my journal. I plan to write back. Thank you again.
Response: So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart rating. Have a magickal day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
CWUmom rated for MissBrenda's Sign Up by 5/6 Mail 5/7 on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the PC
Response: you are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating....
Comment: Can't cook!! lol but love looking at recipes!
Response: I love reading cookbooks. Favorite pasttime for me.
Comment: Love the hamster postcard! Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Your card is adorable!!! I'd have to really like that boy to let him stand on my back. Guess he really loves getting mail. :o)
Response: You are most welcome! IKR!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the Van Gogh!
Response: Thanks.
Comment: What an adorable post card! Thank you so much, I love it!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating....
Comment: Like the bird PC, and the quote. Yep, we've partnered up a few times!
Response: Glad you liked! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for pc
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Love the quote. Cute PC!
Response: Thanks! Thanks also for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much Brenda for the Pun Pc and your quote on Life. I love the life quotes & I also love the happiness ones!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart.....
Comment: Hello again thank you for the nice card and jokethat was funny
Response: you are most welcome... Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Hello again thank you for a card!
Response: You are most welcome.... thanks for the heart....
Comment: Love the buuny quote. :-) Congrats on the KETO success. First time I went on it, I lost 35lbs. I try to stay low-carb, but the holidays and covid...well, gained back a lot of weight again. So I'm working on losing more lbs. Thanks for the great pc and message!
Response: Glad you liked it. Good luck on your wt loss journey.... Thanks for the heart....
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #9 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Great cards and the extras are appreciated!
Response: so glad you liked them.. Thanks for the heart...
Comment: Brenda, I love the T. S. Eliot quote-thank you. I do try to enjoy the journey! ❀️
Response: That is what life is all about! Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Thank you Brenda for the Pun PC. I had a bunch of these as well & sent them all out. I like these kind of PC's. No way, Will I ever talk to a stranger. So won't be trying it anytime soon. I have autoimmune system disorder is why. But thank you for sharing that.
Response: Sorry to hear about the autoimmune disorder, sounds awful... These PC's have been fun... have a great day.. thanks for the heart...
Comment: Thank you for the card! The idea is brilliant, I'm going to try it one day! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Thank you for the cute & funny PC! I had to explain to my 11 yo why it was funny. Lol! 😊
Response: So glad you liked it.... Thanks for the rating.....

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cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:


Hunbun on Mar 22, 2021:

Received my traveling notecard today--thank you so much for sending it home!

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

USAFwife on Feb 9, 2021:

Thank you for hosting so many wonderful holiday card swaps! They've been so much fun to join, and I can't imagine how much work it must be to coordinate!

SeleneW on Jan 22, 2021:

For the sweet birthday card!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

cmalaina on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving !!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!πŸ‘» happyhallll

SeleneW on Jul 1, 2020:

Missing you too!

SeleneW on May 29, 2020:

Hope, Health and Happiness! Stay safe, I'm trying not to worry about you. <3 <3 <3

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