Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 12:53 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Faves

About Me

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 13, 15, 17 and 18. Eight years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! I love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish. I know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. Those digital printables are all over my computer files at the moment!

I love making Zines, but haven't made many in the last few years. I hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

I have a book club that I started with a group of friends from church like 4 years ago. Still going strong and even figured how to do it via ZOOM this last year. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

I have read so many books about Hygge. I love it so much that I had a women's retreat and that was the primary focus.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles... and now K- Dramas.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with an 8 wing. It has helped me better understand myself and my family and friends. It has helped me to learn better how to improve my mental health and be more patient with others. As a parent it helps me understand my children's motivations and needs so much better!

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages


Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican because I am half Mexican! The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Tea or Coffee or anything with alcohol. I respect all religions. and do not mind learning of your beliefs if you choose to share them.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).


laterdayze rated for HAPPY HALLOWEEN CARD on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and goodies! That's so nice that you drove through Rhode Island, it really is beautiful here. You'll have to drive through again when we have gorgeous Fall foliage!!
Response: Thanks so much. I love these Halloween cards.
springsunshine rated for Profile Postcards on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful postcard I received today! Thank you so much! How exciting to know that your daughter is taking ASL lessons! I wish her all the best in her studies and may all her dreams come true!!! Hugs, Chiara
Response: Thanks so much. Watching my daughter makes me want to learn as well. I have a love for learning languages.
Kbrewste09 rated for Worst Date Ever Postcard on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Hi Maggie! I'm so sorry to hear about your horrible date! I love the postcard though! :)
Response: Thankfully that date is 23 years or so in the rear view mirror. Thanks.
lilmissthrifty rated for An Unfulfilled Dream postcard on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Fab idea!!!! Invite me when it happens!
Response: Thanks for the encouragement.
amccracken109 rated for Profile Postcards on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Yay! My first Montana card -- thank you so much! Happy swapping!
Response: Glad you liked it. Montana is beautiful! Thanks for the nice rating.
sophiaso rated for An Unfulfilled Dream postcard on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Women’s Camp sounds fun, just like Themyscira where Wonder Woman was from.
Response: Thank you. I love Wonder Woman.
HennyPenny rated for My Favorite Zine on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: I want to win the lottery too! Such a creative idea for Etsy. I want the felt flower necklace too! Thanks for the zine.
Response: Thank you. I could have made a zine with 100 things I want. It just would have taken too much time. Thanks again for joining the swap.
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful PC and the amazing stamps!
Response: You are very welcome!
Response: Thanks friend. I hope you are having a good day!!! Take care!
LisaMichelleO rated for Postcards to 3 Cuties on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard, loved hearing about your trip.
Response: Thanks so much!!!
coffeef1rst rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC. Aww sounds like you had a blast from your road trip. My family also took one a few weeks ago. It was nice to be out and taking a break.
Response: Vacations can be such a respite for the soul. I need one at least once a year... but more would be great! Thanks so much!!
artjournalingheidi rated for Postcards to 3 Cuties on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Maggie for the postcard!
Response: For sure! Thanks!
Dskinner rated for Diecut Scavenger Hunt Round 1 on Sep 1, 2021
Response: Thanks friend!
Dskinner rated for Cuties Mail Art Music Themed Swap on Sep 1, 2021
Response: Thanks so much!!
Dskinner rated for Postcards to 3 Cuties on Sep 1, 2021
katrinainaz rated for Cuties: About THE REAL Me on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your letter
Response: Thanks friend. I hope you are having a good day!!! Take care!
BethiquaC rated for My Favorite Zine on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Etsy is such a β€˜dangerous’ wonderful place. Loved the concept of your zine!
sphiggins rated for Today's Stats postcard on Aug 30, 2021
simplykaren rated for $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #7 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! The color looks even better in person!πŸ’–
Response: Good! When I saw the sparkles in the color I thought it would be pretty awesome.
draco rated for My Favorite Zine on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: thank you for the great zine

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello πŸ‘‹πŸ½ just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😒 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again πŸ™πŸ½

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated β™₯

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

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rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! 😊 I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

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