Swap-bot Time: July 6, 2022 12:32 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: July 6, 2022
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I recently retired as an elementary school paraprofessional where I taught 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 14, 16, 18 and 19. Nine 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! 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 and vintage pre 1980's 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. So I am always excited to find vintage papers and scraps.

I love making Zines and am happy to take them.off your hands. 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 9 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 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: Modern Family. Sister Wives. 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).


dlchick rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jul 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for being my partner, it was a fun swap!
Response: Oh thank you. I love being able to share stories from my life.
Saba rated for Zines #16 on Jul 3, 2022
Comment: I love the theme of a personal encyclopedia. Thank you for sharing!
Response: It was a lot of fun to walk down memory lane... and reading everyone else's. Loved it. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zine! ⚘🍃 I've never heard of dirty sodas before but now I really want to try some! Thank you for including a few recipes for them 🍹 P.S I used to live in Lappeenranta for 2 years when I was studying for my art degree! What a coincidence that you mentioned that particular city in your note.
Response: Small world! I really love dirty sodas and I know that I now want one as if one is not enough. Thanks! Please join future swaps. If you ever want a penpal please let me know.
ubx rated for Junk Journal Round 17 on Jul 1, 2022
Response: Thanks for joining this swap. It has been a great way to document my life.
writemoreletters rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: I LOVED reading your Memories zine! It was beautiful! I loved the captioned pictures, too!
ÇisnerosV rated for Junk Journal Round 18 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you, a great journal page.
Onaki rated for Zines #15 on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: Wonder zine, thank you so much!
Response: Ahh thanks so much!!! I appreciate it!
lrm1980 rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the zine. It was really nice to get to know you a bit better, and read about some of your precious memories!
Response: Ah thanks. I really enjoy remembering bits of my childhood. So much has slipped away but I do have some memories there.
BookishPenpal rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #8 on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcards & note. I can't imagine my kids moving out but yet, I know time flies. Just trying to cherish all the moments. Happy swapping!
Response: Glad you got them. Take care and yes... kids leaving home is so painful!
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal Round 18 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Maggie, Hello! Thanks for hosting this swap and for sharing your memories that will come ! That’s so fun that you are going to fly down to Texas for cutie camp and enjoy some crafting, food etc ! That sounds fun I’m so excited for you! Also, that’s nice your going to drive to Utah to get some driving hours in and make meals! Do you prep for the year for your family or a couple months? Take care and I’ll see ya next round!
Response: Thanks so much. I prep a month at a time with my friend. We each choose some recipes and buy the ingredients for both families to eat those meals.
Comment: Maggie always does a great swap and this was my first since rejoining the Cuties so it was extra special! Thanks for the super sweet post card. It was so nice getting something in the mail I didn't have to buy, lol!
Response: Thank you so much. You are so sweet! Welcome back to the Cuties!! Please keep joining our swaps.
Comment: Thank you for the great envelope of goodies! I will definitely have fun using all of these bits!! Have a great day! x GG
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for hosting.
Comment: Thank for this awesome zine and for hosting such a great swap!
Response: I loved this theme and how we each interpret it.
Larina rated for Zines #14 on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Your zine was a fun read and I love Chili Coney's too! I loved the July day by day zine too! That was a cool idea to pack a month into one zine! Thank you so much!
Response: I am glad that you liked them. I enjoy creating all sorts of zines. Thanks!
debbiespoms rated for Native American PC Swap on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful Postcard, of the Navajo Indians! I appreciate any postcard with Native Americans. Which is what I am, Native American and am part Shoshone. My great grandfather was full blooded. Glad you got to visit Bryce Canyon. I always to see that. But unlikely I ever will now.
Response: I am glad you appreciated that PC. I really loved the photograph and hoped you would too. Thanks so much.
Comment: Thanks, Maggie! And thanks for hosting. This was interesting to read. I'd never heard of "dirty sodas," but they sound delicious! And I love Dr. Pepper, too, so we have that in common. :)
Response: I am learning that most people have never heard of dirty sodas. So strange to me that they aren't more popular throughout the USA. Thanks!
ladygrey rated for Ugly PC Swap #53 on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the wonderfully ugly postcard!!
Comment: Loved reading your personal encyclopedia zine! I'll have to try a dirty soda sometime :) It's fun to see how much we've all included bits of our childhood into these zines. Such a big part of who we are! And yes to what you said - would be fun to connect in real life!
Comment: Got the resend, thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
Response: Oh good!! Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate it. Glad you got it.
nomadmama rated for Zine- Random Signs of Life #5 on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for resending this zine. I appreciate it.
Response: You are welcome. Glad it made it. Thanks!

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Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 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 🙏🏽

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 ♥

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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