Swap-bot Time: May 16, 2021 9:18 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: May 11, 2021
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me


My mailbox got burned in the Bobcat fire, so I am using my work address for incoming swaps. We are closed on Saturday, so my mailman can't deliver. So, you might get a tracking notice "unable to deliver" , but he will come back on Monday, so don't worry ;)

FYI: I mail out from my local post office of Valyermo (see above), which is very old, tiny & rural. Nobody is even there...you just go in and drop mail into the chute! Things don't get scanned until they reach the next city.

Where I live:

I live in beautiful Juniper Hills, which is in the foothills of the Angeles Forest/San Gabriel Mountains above the Mojave Desert in Southern California. I am near a ski resort, fishing lake, a natural spring, rock climbing/hiking area, an abbey retreat and the Poppy Reserve. There are wild animals & lots of wildflowers. Its very peaceful here with amazing sunsets and at night you can see many stars because there are no city lights. There is also an airforce base nearby, so I see a lot of really cool stuff flying around.

natural spring by my house

My Hobbies:

I love to travel, go on nature hikes, take photos, try new restaurants, visit botanical gardens, museums, old graveyards, cathedrals, tea houses and flea markets. At home I enjoy organic gardening and have chickens, a beehive and a koi pond. I do a lot of crafts: painting, paper crafts, jewelry making, resin, pysanky eggs, a little sewing and other random things.

one of my favorite wildflowers: Aster


My favorite color peach/coral.

Favorite number is 3.

I am a petite size small and size 6 shoe.

My favorite scents are lemon and grapefruit.

My favorite teas are popped rice, cinnamon, & black teas with caffeine, jasmine, Earl Grey & fruity teas too. I don't care for chamomile, green tea or mint, but when it comes down to it, I'll drink those too!


I am a Leo and spiritual, but not religious. I love nature, being healthy and positive thinking.

wildflowers in spring

Themes & Styles I like

I like Boho style, Alice In Wonderland, British royalty, Celtic, India, cactus, Ganesha, Frida, mermaids, woodland fairies, pixies & elves.


World Market

Victorian Trading Co

one of my hiking spots

Things I enjoy receiving


Whatever your specialty is or something handmade from where you live.

kitchen scrubbies

altered items (match boxes, bottles etc)


felted animals and foods.

knitted, crocheted, sewn items.

reusable cloth bags for gift giving in medium & large sizes.

pretty tags you made.

paper mache items

crocheted Barbie clothes

origami puffy stars (my cat loves these!)

Items from around the world..like what a place is known for making.


Polly Pocket characters-the tiny ones from the 90s (see above).

am collecting Starbucks 14 oz FULL size mugs: the BEEN THERE series & want: New Mexico, Utah, Kentucky, Florida, Chicago, New York, Washington & Oregon.


Native American jewelry,

A small Capidimonte rose.

Aurora Borealis Crystals.

Swarovski crystal figurines.


Curiosity cabinet items.

crystals, minerals, fossils.

anything Victorian looking


Alice In Wonderland,






Amazon list

Fabric in themes & styles that I like.

Metallic pen gold or silver.

Nicely handmade items.

hummingbird nectar

Old trade beads, Vintage beads, Crystal (Swarovski) or glass beads. I don't care for plastic beads.

Jewelry Findings: clasps, jump rings etc...

something handmade

something from my themes/styles I like

colorful sunsets



Nature related things.

a piece of real turquoise or turquoise jewelry.

Spirit/Goddess dolls.

moon phase.

astrology items.

Complete "good intension" spell kits, or cleansing kits.

amulet bags.


inspirational or painted rocks.

something you made.


Amazon list.

pretty barrettes an adult would wear.

hair ties.

Clear top coat polish.

facial cleanser.


Angeles National Forest

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a tea bag sealed in it's original wrapper would be much appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers & samples of washi tape. If you have any extra postcards or unwanted ATCs, I'd like those! I also love it when people send me seeds they've collected!

hiking area

Other Things I like , the ABC thing:

A: Abalone, Aloe vera

B: Books, Beatles, Bracelets

C: Cameos, Crochet, Clay, Clovers

D: Daffodils, Diamond Painting, Disney

E: Embroidery, Eucalyptus, Earrings, Eyeliner (colored-not black)

F:, Flowers, Felting, funnel (tiny)

G: Glass Cutter, Goblet, Gilmore Girls, Greeting cards, Green, Grey, Gold, Gourds, Graffiti (papers/photos)

H: Hearts, Handkerchiefs, Hyacinth, Hawaii, Hourglass

I:Irish, India, Ice packs, Ink pens, Iridescent, Impressionism, Islands, Ironwork

J: Jewelry, Jade, Jokes, Irish linen, Jupiter, Jars, Jesters

K: Kaleidoscope, Kachina Dolls, Knots, Knitwear

L: Lemons, Leo, Lace, Lampwork Beads, Leaves, Leggings, Lilacs, Lint Rollers, lockets, Looms, Lye

M: Moon, May poles, Murano Glass, Marigold seeds, Maxi-Skirt/Dress, Magnum P.I., Marionettes, Marie Antoinette Masquerade, Metro, Maps Masks, Mousepad, Macrame, Moccasins

N: Necklaces, Nail Brush, Napkins, Needlepoint, Nests

O: Olives, Orange, Ocean, Oils

P: Pumpkins, Pearls, Pink, Pottery, Poe, Paper Pockets, Poppies, Prisms, Puppets

Q: Quartz Crytals, Quail Eggs, Quilts

R: Roses, Radishes, Rainbows

S: Sun, Stars, Silk, Sachets, seashells, Strawberries, Scissors, Sculptures, Stevie Nicks

T: Tissue, Tassels, Talisman, Tambourine,

U: Umbrellas, Undies

V: Velvet, Victorian, Vatican Souvenirs

W: Winter, Wicker, Wisteria, Whimsical Things

X: Xmas wrapping paper

Y: Yellow, Yoga, Yule

Z: Zuni Jewlry

the lake in winter

Dislikes/Things I won't use


I do not keep a planner, so I can't use page tags or other planner things.

Loose papers/note papers stress me out.

I HATE pencils & therefor erasers & sharpeners too.

No Christmas decorations please.

I have no use for kid craft kits or little kid toys & stuffed animals.

I don't think anyone likes reward stickers.

I don't care for country decor, camouflage, animal print, evil, gory or bad-ass looking things.

I have way too many socks (95 pairs), scarves (72) and notepads (69) from swaps LOL!

Joshua trees & the Abbey down the road.


I send all my swaps with good intentions. If you ever have an issue please send me a message and give me the opportunity to correct any mistakes. Thank you.

yucca flowers about to bloom!



Comment: I love everything in the package! Can't wait to open the gift! Thank you!!
Comment: Ooooooo Intriguing. I want to open it right now, but placing it into my stocking. Out of sight out of mind till December. Thank you so much. I know I will enjoy it.
Comment: Ooohhhhhh.... I can't wait!! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you so much! Was very excited to get this and open it tonight! Can't wait to use it!
Comment: My apologies for the late rate. I thought I'd already rated this one, as I'd moved the gift into my "stocking" box. Will be back in December for a more detailed response.
Response: no worries ;)
Comment: Thank you for the Easter basket. The last item from Amazon showed up today. I am waiting to open it until Easter. Thank you!
Zorathecat rated for Adult Coloring PC #106 INTL on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard, neighbor (relatively speaking ;) )!
Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to Christmas time to open it!
Comment: Oooo! Thank you for the cute vintage styled stickers and lil goodies. I ended up peeking for the stocking stuffers I've gotten so far lol so this was no different. I really like these and I don't know if I can actually place them anywhere to decorate since I want to keep them all to myself. Hope all is well!
Dagmar rated for BS&S ~ March Stocking Stuffer 2021 on Mar 21, 2021
Comment: Hi! Received your package and kind note! It will be hard to wait for Winter Solstice to open all of the stocking stuffers, but I am excited to participate in this swap! It is fun so far! Thank you also for the fortune card for 2021!
Comment: Thank you for the coloring book! I’ve never seen “A Million Bears” by Lulu Mayo before so this will be fun to work through! Clever of you to think of wrapping it up in an old Disney calendar page and making the card from a used greeting card front too.😉
Comment: Thank you for the swap
Chaosfay rated for Ostara 2021 Altar Item on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful additions to my altar!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the Shamrockin goodies inside!
starhiker rated for LBoE - Craft a Rainbow! on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: So bright and colorful I love it! That's a lotta knots.
pianoheart rated for Magic Box Destash-- March on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your note on the Honu card. The friendship bracelet is not too short - I'm wearing it as an anklet :) Please message me with the ingredients of the soap. I can use the postage stamps! Thank you for reading my profile.
Comment: Looking forward to opening my wrapped present in December. Thank you! Keep staying safe. Happy Swapping
DowneastArtisan rated for TSP: Altar Box Surprise! #4 on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank for such an awesome box! The Three card tarot spread was right on the money, how original to do that! The box also smelled absolutely decadent! You put so much thought in every little piece! I absolute adore it! Also, saw your little post-it note, I did leave a rating a while ago but made sure to double-check it went through :)
Comment: TY So much! Saving to open on Christmas (or for as long as I can stand to save it. lol) The pineapple paper is super cute. <3
Comment: Thanks so much for those adorable bangles! I love the Alice in Wonderland card as well! The paper you wrapped the gift in was so pretty! Very happy with my present! Thanks for picking me a great gift!

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chimerix on Apr 4, 2021:

I just opened my Ultimate Easter Basket! Thank you so much. I love everything. And a special Mahalo for including something for my husband. He added the Buzz Lightyear keychain to his work keys. Aloha

CANNEKCUL on Jan 2, 2021:

Holy moly, are you kidding me? I just opened another swap package where you were my partner. Thank you so much AGAIN for sticking to this theme. I love my coloring book as well! YES!

CANNEKCUL on Jan 2, 2021:

Hi there! I just began opening my Christmas gifts from my Swap-not partners tonight. Thank you so much for my golden girls character socks. I love them.♥️♥️

chimerix on Dec 27, 2020:

I wanted to drop by and thank you for the beautiful shawl you sent for the CPG Cozy & Warm stocking stuffer. It is so soft and lovely. Thank you so much. Aloha

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

starhiker on Jan 31, 2020:

I just gave you, your 1200th "5" congrats!

mandigutterrose on Dec 30, 2019:

A fun little note about the witchy advent calendar you sent me: the pack of incense comes says it's from Wildomar, CA; I had to laugh because I am a two minute drive from the Lake Elsinore (my town)/Wildomar city limits! I had no idea we had an incense distributor here, but I keep being reaffirmed how small the world really is!

And thank you, I absolutely loved everything I received. It was really worth waiting for.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 22, 2019:

I just opened a Stocking stuffer swap you mailed back in Jan 2019. I love my tea cup and saucer. Thank you so much. I will always remember you when I see it in my curio cabinet.

ChinaCat on Dec 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the adorable Christmas card and the fun Santa tuck-in! See you in 2020! xo

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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