Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2022 7:18 pm


Date Joined: January 4, 2011
Last Online: February 14, 2011
Birthday: August 2, 1982
Country: United States

About Me

Hi everyone, I'm Tara. A Listia buddy sent me this way. I'm a 28 year old married gal that lives in Nebraska with my two toddlers. Aiden will be 2 on January 12th and is super advanced for his age. Patrick turns 4 on March 13th. He's learning disabled but is my little cuddle bug.

My husband and I were married on June 10th, 2008 so its only been a bit over 2 years for us. I have several health problems and am home bound with pending disability. Sites like these make the days THAT much easier, I love them. My husband lost his job over Thanksgiving b/c I was really sick and he had to call in. He's been unemployed since then and is still actively job hunting.

We all live in a 1 bedroom apartment and we are praying for and dreaming of better days to come. We're a strong Christian family and we know God has his plans for us.

General Likes and Dislikes


  • Frogs are my favorite animal ever - I love love love anything froggy.
  • I like penguins too.
  • I love the color black - BLACK is my favorite color but I like blue too.
  • I'm really into couponing.
  • I really love perfumes and smelly good sprays.
  • Also home fragrance of any kind, brand, or scent.
  • I'm an artist and I love to draw and paint.
  • Loooove to cook!
  • And my favorite scent is Sweet Pea.
  • I'm a TV junkie and watch online all the time (can't have cable tv b/c of $$).


  • I do not wear or like jewelry.
  • I am not into crafting or scrapbooking.
  • I don't like nuts (except almonds), coconut, or grape flavored things.

  • I really really really loathe anything Cinnamon Scented (but love actual cinnamon...weird, huh?)

Severely dislike impatient, rude, or mean-spirited people. I'm one of the nicest gals you'll ever meet, please extend the same kindness to me that you'd always get from me in return!

My Wish Lists


  • Alterna Hair Products, samples ok, ANY!
  • Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea anything
  • Bath products (salts, soaks, bubbles, etc)
  • Body Spray or Splash, fresh scents
  • Body Powder
  • Body Wash (Dove, etc - no fruity please)
  • Chi Hair Care Products, samples ok, ANY!
  • Deodorant (no powder scent)
  • Face Pads like Noxzema, Clearasil, etc
  • Hair products for Frizz
  • Hair products to add Shine
  • Q-Tips
  • RAZOR: GOOD NON-Disposale w/ refill(s)
  • Shaving gel or cream (non fruity)
  • Venus Embrace Refills


  • Anything to cover up undereye circles!!!
  • Black Eye Liner
  • Black Mascara
  • Eyebrow grooming tools or kits
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Fast Dry Nail stuff (to make polish dry quick)


  • Candles - ANY kind/size/scent
  • Cleaning sprays or ANY household cleaner(s)
  • Glade, anything w/ a cartridge and/or refills
  • HOME FRAGRANCE of any kind!!
  • Incense
  • Magic Erasers
  • Reed Diffusers
  • Tarts, Wax Melts, or Similar
  • Tealights! Plain ok!!
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Yankee Candle, anything


  • Aluminum Foil, Parchment Paper, Wax Paper, Saran
  • Baking Items, supplies, utensils
  • Brillo Type Pads
  • Cooking Items, supplies, utensils
  • Crockpot Liners
  • Cupcake pan or holders that don't need a pan
  • Cups, any (coffee, kids, adult, etc)
  • Dishwasher tabs, soap, liquid, etc
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Garlic Press
  • Kitchen Sponges
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Pot Holders
  • Spatulas
  • Spoons (silverware, cooking, any)


  • Size MEDIUM in general, but can fit other sizes
  • BLACK tops (any/size; tank, halter, dressy, casual, etc)
  • Other DARK tops, same as above
  • Dresses (S-M)
  • Comfy Lounge or PJ Pants (M-L)
  • Pajamas; cute, comfy, or sexy (S-L)
  • Tank Tops (spaghetti strap kind) ANY size/color
  • Shoe size 8.5 or 9
  • Hair clips (adult)
  • Hair ties w/ no metal


  • Cadbury candies (like much better than Hersheys)
  • Chewey Candy, like most kinds! (strawberry=best)
  • Chocolates, fancy ones like Godiva (1 piece ok!)
  • COFFEES! Like Starbucks. Samples ok. No Decaf.
  • Gummy Coke Bottles
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Spices
  • Things to cook with


  • Birthday Supplies for a 4 year old's party
  • Birthday Presents for Patrick (4 on 3/14)
  • Easter Egg Coloring Supplies
  • Easter basket grass
  • Easter goodies for the boys
  • Easter Decorations for the apartment


  • A GOOD 2011 Weekly Planner Book (notebook sized)
  • Anything with FROGS on it
  • Art supplies, anything really
  • Computer Speakers
  • Gameboy or Game Boy Advance (GBA) games
  • Gift Cards; ANYTHING, any amount
  • Memory Card for digital camera
  • Stamps!! Unused Postage Stamps
  • Tape (scotch, packing, etc)


I am completely in love with perfume but cannot buy it for myself anymore. These are my DREAM WISH LIST things. Would love even just samples of any of them. When it comes to bottles, etc - I would love ANY perfume honestly!!

  • Estee Lauder Pleasures
  • Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise
  • Ralph Lauren HOT
  • Victoria's Secret Perfumes (especially The Fragrance, any Angels, anything really)
  • Polo Blue (for men, Mike's fave)


  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Condoms
  • Cinnamon scents
  • Fruity scents for bath/body
  • Jewelry
  • Anything from the dislikes stuff ;)

I like but do not HAVE any pets so do not need items for pets.


Fave Tv Shows: I loooooooove TV!!!! Its hard to narrow it down! These are my top faves I can think of right now:


Wheel of Fortune!! The Big Bang Theory, Top Chef, Chopped (love the Food Network), Parenthood, Rules of Engagement Shows I Also Like: Modern Family, The Middle, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Hell's Kitchen, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters,Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, American Dad, Army Wives, How I Met Your Mother, Better with You, Weeds, Lasy Comic Standing, Community, South Park, Survivor, The Event, The Apprentice, Masterchef, Melissa & Joey, Two and a Half MenCancelled/Old Shows I love: Flash Forward, Dharma & Greg, Better Off Ted, King of Queens, I Love Lucy, Green Acres, The Munsters, Boston Legal, Daria, Lost, 'Til Death, ER, Eastwick, Will & Grace, and of course...The X Files!

Fave Music: I really love all things ROCK! Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, any rock! I enjoy all other types of music too, from rap to classical back to alternative. I do NOT like dance/techno.

For the Kiddos


  • Bob The Builder
  • Charlie Brown / Snoopy
  • Dinosaur Train / Dinosaurs
  • Disney Pixar Cars
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Go Diego Go
  • Little Einstein's Rocket
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Spiderman
  • Team Umi Zumi
  • Wonder Pets

~ They would LOVE any DVDs involving any above!

~ They would also love any items with those characters too!


  • Bath Items (toys, colors, crayons, bubble bath, ANY!)
  • Beanie Babies
  • Books
  • Bubbles
  • Candy for toddlers
  • Coloring Supplies: anything for 2 or 4 year old
  • Crayola items, kits, etc.
  • Dr. Seuss Books
  • Finger Paints
  • Lollipops / Suckers (kid appropriate)
  • M&M's any kind
  • Magic Towels, Mitts, etc for bath
  • PlayDough and/or accessories
  • Puzzles
  • Snacks for toddlers
  • Stickers, full sheets only please
  • Stuffed Animals
  • V*Smile Games for Patrick's System


  • Patrick: 4T / 4 Toddler (3T and 5T okay too)
  • Aiden: 2T / 2 Toddler / 24 Months (3T ok too)


  • Bath Towels
  • Diapers size 4 or 5
  • Pull Ups
  • Wipes

Samples We Can Use


  • Coffees
  • Cologne; vial size or bigger (no wipes/mag cuts)
  • Deodorant, men or women
  • Kid Snacks (like from BzzAgent)
  • Perfume; vial size or bigger (no wipes/mag cuts)
  • Wipes

My Coupon Wishlist


  • Walgreens Register Rewards

  • Wine Tags!! None here in NE.

  • Gift Card Balances of any amount

  • FREE coupons, especially non food

  • Coke, Sprite, or Cherry Coke Coupons

  • GOOD diapers and/or wipes coupons

  • GOOD toilet paper and paper towel coupons off 1 only


  • Pillsbury crescents or cinnamon off 1 only plz

  • String Cheese

  • Yogurt (kid ok too, especially good go-gurt ones)

  • Roberts (milk, sour cream, oj, yogurt)

  • OJ $1/1 or better

  • Bar S Hotdog Coupons

  • Kraft Cheese, especially shredded

  • Reddi Whip whipped cream

  • Frozen lunch/dinner coupons (tv dinner type OR meals for family) - prefer off 3 or less, 1 best!

  • Frozen Chicken Nuggets

  • El Monterey Burritos or Chimichangas

  • State Fair Corn Dogs

  • Frozen Veggies

  • Toaster Strudel

  • Wanchai Ferry Frozen or Box Meals


  • Pop-Tarts

  • NOS Energy Drink coupons of any kind

  • Fruit Snacks

  • Starbucks Coffee Bags

  • Quaker Chewey Bars

  • Kids Snacks

  • Chips (especially Doritos & Tortilla)

  • Canned Veggies

  • Cereals off ONE: Cap'N Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats

  • Gatorade (big jug, not multi-pack)

  • 20oz Drink Coupons

  • Free WYB coupons (good ones)

Do NOT Need:

  • Anything for Pets

  • HBA coupons unless really good deals

  • Household coupons unless really good deals

  • Mail In Rebates

  • Fast food/restaurant/store specific (can't afford, have food stamps)

I LOVE NON INSERTS from all over the USA!


Craftaholic rated for Gift / Present for YOU Swap on Mar 15, 2011
Comment: What a bummer!! My first flaker and even worse you were the host of the swap... While I wish you well and hope life looks up for you flaking on people is just mean!
terrimamma rated for Ribbit. on Mar 8, 2011
Comment: was told it was shipped...over a month later, still nothing. be glad to change rating if any froggies come my way.
Comment: I'm very sorry for the rating and I will be more than happy to change it if I receive something but flaking on a kids swap is a sure way to get a low rating.
Comment: Dear Tara, It has been a month since the mailing deadline, and I have not received this swap. I sent you a second inquiry about this, but you haven't logged into swap-bot for a couple of weeks so you wouldn't have read the second message. Hope you are alright. :(
Aunty rated for Something RED! on Feb 25, 2011
Comment: I was checking and I saw that I had'nt rated you for this swap. Sorry to rate so late. Thank you!
paflip25 rated for QUICK I need coupons! on Feb 24, 2011
Comment: How disappointing. :( It's been a month and I've received nothing - even after you said you would resend almost 2 weeks ago. I will change this rating if I ever receive this.
iggygirl rated for Weekly RAK #34 on Feb 12, 2011
Comment: It's absolutely great/adorable that you get your toddlers involved with you RAKing :)
memtree rated for Weekly RAK #34 on Feb 12, 2011
Comment: wow! you and your kids have done such lovely things! thanks for the great ideas :)
Lauriez rated for Your Week In Photos [E-Swap] on Jan 22, 2011
Comment: thanks for sharing-your sons are adorable! hope you are feeling better! :)
AprilShowers rated for Weekly RAK #31 on Jan 22, 2011
Comment: I think it's cool that you involved your kids! Great job!
memtree rated for Weekly RAK #31 on Jan 22, 2011
Comment: wow! so impressed with your kids and yourself! keep up the fantastic work & teaching great values!
minibean04 rated for Your Week In Photos [E-Swap] on Jan 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you for sharing your week in photos. x
rainbowfrogs77 rated for grocery coupon swap #3 on Jan 20, 2011
Comment: Thank so much :) Arrived just as I was pulling out to head to the grocery store. :D Happy Swappin'!
Response: Thanks hun - I added a FREE Food Coupon in there, hope you could use what I sent!
eveyinorbit rated for Weekly RAK #30 on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: What a beautiful act of kindness.
Marilu0 rated for Read my profile and post a comment. on Jan 11, 2011
Comment: Haha! There is no such thing as "too strange" ;) Thanks for the comment!
livvy rated for Read my profile and post a comment. on Jan 11, 2011
Comment: Hi Tara! Thanks so much for your kind comment. I live in Staffordshire UK, so right in the centre but not too far from Manchester. Feel free to copy and paste the little hearts on my profile :) Livvy x
Comment: love your comment thanks
Comment: Aww, thank you for the comment, very sweet of you!
Comment: Welcome to Swapbot!! Snag the categories and have at it.. we all gotta get ideas from everyone right? =] Hope your 2011 rocks out!!
yomousey rated for Weekly RAK #30 on Jan 9, 2011
Comment: Thanks for sharing!

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StevenH on Mar 8, 2011:

I sent ypu a very expensive gift. The least you can do is sing on and give me a five, but as I can see you haven't been on since the day you signed up for that swap.

wenot on Mar 6, 2011:

I am so mad you flaked on a child in my swap! How low can you go!

Aesa on Jan 14, 2011:

Bonjour (Hello)

I am one of your partners from the Read my Profile and post a comment swap. When I li your profile that calls back to me memories because I too am crossed there... Today I ' still have concerns of health and work but I have the luck incredible to have adorable two childrens and a husband who love me... It is necessary to say itself that one day the wheel turns : " today that does not go but tomorrow that will get better ".. That the new year brings you Happiness, Enjoyment, Prosperity and Health

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melodia on Jan 13, 2011:

Hi Tara! :) Thanks for writing back! Yea,probably it was almost daytime here when you wrote x) Really? Your father was born in Turkey? Do you know where he was born? I mean which city :) It's very nice that he is a doctor.I'm in the first grade of med school,so we learn only boring basic stuff.I was in the laboratory this morning though.I like microscopes :) Hope you have a nice day,too! Ezgi

Mozes293 on Jan 11, 2011:

Wow, sounds like times have been tough for you. But, I know exactly what you're going through, I had to go a little over a year with no home at all. It was a very dreadful thing, but like you're family, my family is a strong christian family as well, and it was great to see that we finally got jobs in the end, and now live in a really nice place near Denver. You want coupons for pop tarts? I LOVE poptarts, but I'm always nervous to get them because of their high sugar content, but they're super delicious. I'll definitely let you know if I run across any coupons! Have a great day!

CajunLady on Jan 11, 2011:

here is the info for markdown syntax!!

weeatcrayons on Jan 11, 2011:

So you can't really do html here, you can do markdown.
To make a bullet like on my profile you can do a dash and space then what you want to say. Do it for each line

  • like
  • this

to make something bold you'll want to use ** then what you want to say then ** again. But no spaces from the symbols to the words. Like This.

there is a site for markdown but I really don't know what it is. I know you could probably google for it!

melodia on Jan 11, 2011:

Hello Tara! =) Welcome to swap-bot! I hope you are doing very well and will enjoy swapping here :) I'm Ezgi form Turkey.I have waited for you to update your profile and now I'm writing you for "read my profile and post a comment" swap ;) I'm sorry for your health problems and your husband's unemployment.I think it's very important that you are thinking optimistically.I hope everything will be better for you soon :) I watch TV shows online a lot as well.I used to watch American TV series when I saw them being televised on TV but never had a change to watch regularly.So I'm watching them online now.I love House MD (I'm in medical school and watching this show is real inspiring :D) I've recently finished watching all episodes of How I met your mother and begun watching The Big Bang Theory.They both are so funny! I love Barney and Sheldon =) Who are your favourite characters? I also like watching Two and a half men,South Park and The Simpsons! Anyway,it was nice knowing you through your profile :) Happy Swapping! Ezgi

hjshort72 on Jan 11, 2011:

comment for comment swap-- you and i would be very good friends. i hope this message finds you well, i hope you are feeling well. I too am homebound due to chronic neck pain. I have had three surgeries on my neck and i no longer can work and having this as something to look forward to everyday is what keeps me in good spirits. I was attacked by a patient at my job and she herniated every disc in my neck. My whole neck is fused and have limited range of motion. I do know though my life is a blessing and so is yours. I hope you are feeling ok and life treats you well. i would like to continue to be friends with you, please keep in touch!

ribbitribbit26 on Jan 11, 2011:

CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP WITH FORMATTING!?!? I used html for bold, underline, line spacing, etc - and it all disappeared into a blob....and it took soooo long b/c I thought it was my mistake so I went back and did it all twice! HELP!

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