Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 8:55 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: February 1, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 30 January 2023

My kitchen is my craft room because I love cooking and baking. We are vegetarians, doing our bit for climate change. In Italy I tasted several kinds of savory flan, what I call crustless quiche. Now I have lots of new recipes to try. When I find a recipe in Italian, I open the page in Chrome for a pretty good translation.


I send the blank postcards I receive to family and friends and people on Postcrossing. Please send colorful and cheerful postcards that you'd happily send your family and friends. If you're sending me a naked postcard, please send one that's a favorite of yours, sender's choice or for a swap with a theme.

No, thank you. Sorry, no hearts. Postcards to color, postcards for Christian holidays and legends, and Zazzle postcards. Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards. Not those childish Distributed by Michael's Inc. designs. Please, no junk.

manders loves kawaii

Omurice is a wonderful quick dinner. I make it with Trader Joe's Japanese Fried Rice and extra frozen vegetables, thin omelettes that we lay over the fried rice, and ketchup. And now it's turning up in kawaii like Ojipan and I love them all!

My favorite kawaii has a face. I love food with faces and anchovies with legs and animals in an unlikely milieu like cat servers at faux Starbucks. I enjoy most characters, especially San-X.

No, thanks. Poo and bottoms aren't kawaii to me. 3D stickers from sheets and sticker flakes, especially PVC and puffy. Real photos made cute aren't so cute to me. Unicorns are too sweet for me.

No, thank you

  • Christian holidays, etc. I'm Jewish.
  • Ephemera, scrap book paper, die cuts, and the like. I won't use them.
  • Extras. I have plenty of kawaii, stickers and washi tape. The extras I send are more of what the swap is for, e.g., an extra postcard or kawaii sticker flakes. Sometimes I write long chatty notes.
  • Food. We keep kosher and we are vegetarians.
  • Glitter, sequins and other tiny metallic or plastic bits
  • Pigs.
  • Plastic, if possible. Reuse those bubble mailers!
  • Postcards: see above
  • Tobacco smoke residue aka thirdhand smoke. See also thirdhandsmoke.org.
  • Unicorns, except the Unicorn Tapestries dating from the late Middle Ages.


Comment: Thank you so much Meredith! I received the 2nd delivery :) I love the variety of stickers. My favorite are those bunny stamps!!
Response: You're so welcome! I happy that one of the swaps arrived. Maybe the first one will turn up in a month or two. 😊
teddygirl rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9P on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thankyou Meredith, cards much appreciated 😊 ❤ I hope your husband got through the grading ok, stay safe & well 😘
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like them and that they arrived safe and sound!
Comment: Thanks for nothing but a cute envelope ❤️
Response: You're welcome! It's fun to heartfully write, Thanks for nothing!
Comment: Thank you for nice cards !!
Response: You're welcome. I sooo glad they arrived!
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the flakes! Especially the foiled ones! 🤩
Response: Your'e so welcome! I think the foil ones stick better than the paper ones so I often use them for mail art.
Comment: Thank you for the great selection - these are SO ME! And even a One is Not a Pair - I love them all! My favorite part is always your note! (and great mail art!) I hope you have a fantastic trip - it sounds so exciting! And yes, leaving the cold is a good idea! Safe travels, and what great memories you will have!! Thanks so much for a great swap. : )
Response: You're welcome. I enjoy choosing postcards for you. The latest silliness is needing $45 in crisp new bills for a visa into Zimbabwe, to see Victoria Falls. And this is one trip that all my pills are traveling in original bottles if they are so picky.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Meredith! It’s certainly a random postcard, but I do sort of like it. I had contemplated purchasing the LEGO postcards, but the reviews were so mixed and most seemed negative, so I didn’t go through with it. I might have to rethink that decision! Happy New Year!
Response: You're welcome! I'd say that most of the postcards in the Lego box are pretty good. I decided a while back that I don't need to send *all* the postcards in a box of 100 and pack up the duds for Goodwill.
Comment: Meredith, thank you for a wonderful selection of sticker flakes! Absolutely love the accompanying holiday card too!
Response: You're welcome! I chose ones in the old style, not so watercolor-y.
Ettoad rated for Season's Greetings 2022 on Jan 1, 2023
Comment: Beautiful card in a beautiful envelope!! Happy New Year!!
Response: Thank you for rating me. Happy New Year to you too! And best wishes for peace in the coming year.
SerenBunny rated for Places I Haven't Been #4 on Dec 30, 2022
Comment: Hi Meredith! I hope you are keeping safe with the weather over there. The envelope was so lovely, the space washi was my favourite! Each postcard you picked was perfect, thank you for sharing them with me. I would also love to go to space, but the cost 0_0 xx
Response: You're so welcome! We've had a modest amount of snow and very low temps. The bathroom sink cold water pipe froze and then unfroze when we left the kitchen cabinet doors wide open - another kind of hazard. I'm glad you like my interpretation of the topic.
Colleen2868 rated for CPG Just a Note #16 - Global on Dec 27, 2022
Comment: I just opened the note card dated 12/15. The paper is really beautiful and lemon coconut cake sounds wonderful.
Response: I'm glad you're doing better and able to catch up. And I'm glad you like my swap.
Comment: Even though this was postmarked November 14, I just received it yesterday December 14. Thanks for the note. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I’m sure your sister-in-law was glad you brought food. And thanks for the great postcards.
Response: I'm glad it finally arrived. Thanks for rating me.
Comment: I LOVE the washi you used!! Especially that little bear & penguin one! Thank you for the stickers too!
Response: You're welcome! I love using my washi tape!
chimerix rated for Season's Greetings 2022 on Dec 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a lovely Christmas card. Aloha
Response: You're welcome
lindseyjae rated for Season's Greetings 2022 on Dec 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely holiday card - the Unicef cards from Hallmark are always some of my favorites! Have a great rest of the month!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad I can help the world as I send greetings to family and friends.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you, thank you. Love the beautiful Christmas card, the pretty washitape and your note, with the fact about the Norwegian cookieplates ( I did not know).
Response: You're so welcome! I'm happy when I find nice UNICEF cards and especially now that they are doing so much work in Ukraine.
Comment: Thank you for the outstanding card and the Washi decorated envelope was beautiful too. Happy New Year!
Response: You're welcome. I'm happy when I find nice UNICEF cards and especially now that they are doing so much work in Ukraine.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card - I LOVE that washi tape you used on the outside of the envelope. Such a pretty scene and so shimmery!
Response: You're welcome! I love using all my washi tape!
Comment: Thanks for all the great stamps and the wonderful PC as well! Marble into Tums huh! That's a fun fact! All that marble is petrified sea shells too right? Wow! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome. I'm having fun sharing my trip with lots of people - family, friends, swappers, and Postcrossing people in the US.

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LadyJo on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful card Make A Wish!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2022:

from USA Happy Mail

HippieChick on Dec 24, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely card and tidings for MAW! Dec. I hope your season is peaceful and filled with joy. :)

mchesser12 on Dec 23, 2022:

Thanks for the resend of the CPG Notecard + PC #7 Global swap.

kiddomerriweather on Dec 16, 2022:

OK, I couldn't wait to open my gifts. I have no self control. Plus, I needed a pick-me-up and you certainly brought me some cheer! Thank you so much for all the kawaii goodies and assortment of PC's that you sent. You are so very generous and thoughtful. I am so very grateful. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. (December WW).

Stellaerrans on Dec 15, 2022:

Your envelopes are your signature! Thank you for the beautiful card for Make a wish Dec 2022.

susieq11 on Dec 14, 2022:

Thank you for the wishes for December in WW and Make A Wish! The card is just lovely - could be a year-round card. So beautiful and perfect sentiment!! I love the postcards - they are all amazing and keepers!!! PS We shop like crazy in Japan - but we have a blast and it’s unavoidable. So much cool stuff everywhere!! I know the exchange rate can’t stay this good forever but it was so nice! Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!! xoxo

Petaltea on Dec 13, 2022:

Two in one day! Make a wish December. Thank you for your Christmas card. I love your envie! Take care ❤️

Petaltea on Dec 13, 2022:

Thank you for the postcards from the 5 mix postcard tag. Johnny Carson!! so cool. He was so funny. Thank you❤️

Highlander18 on Dec 12, 2022:

Thank you for the Make a Wish! Holiday card.

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