Swap-bot Time: August 1, 2021 1:45 am


Date Joined: December 10, 2019
Last Online: March 16, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States


Hello All!

I'm Kara, 30 from Kansas City. I have 3 kiddos, a girl and two boys (9,8,2). Quit pediatric nursing to be a SAHM. One of my children is on the spectrum which might make our life look a little different to other people. We're an active family and enjoy being outdoors. When we're not checking out the wildlife, we are crafting, playing games, and writing letters together.

I moved around A LOT as a kid. The longest I'd lived in any one place before 16 was in McAllen, Texas for 6 months. I attended 20+ grade schools (I lost track) before dropping out at 16 and started taking college courses. Texas and Florida were my favorite places to live, because I love the heat and the ocean. Arkansas and Maryland were my least favorite states, no offense to anyone who prefers those places.

For hobbies & interests, I like to craft with paper, prayer journal, doodle, meditate, run, listen to podcasts or music, and bake. (We don't eat refined sugar, processed foods, or wheat for health reasons, so making baked goods that taste awesome can sometimes be a puzzle to solve.) I like puzzles, too. ;) Trying new teas is something I enjoy. I don't go a single day without drinking tea and I rarely skip a day of eating super dark chocolate. Yum!

Making snail mail is the perfect hobby for me. Various styles of crafting, giving gifts, handwriting, and opening up or being supportive to others are all right up my alley.

I have an INFJ (Myers-Briggs) personality. I'm idealistic, kind, loyal, and empathetic. I like octopuses, Victorian age hair art, and finding old letters in thrift store books. I'm a people watcher; the differences and commonalities of people and their experiences fascinate me. I am curious about the perspective of others.

I believe we are all created different on purpose. A motto I live by is: Be Art & Be Blessed!

Open to starting up new penpalships. Send me a letter & I will happily respond. :)


I have eclectic tastes in general; music is no different.

Indie Christian music, like VYLW, Cass, Eikon, & Isla Vista Worship.

I grew up listening to Nirvana, Sublime, Weezer, The Cardigans, Led Zeppelin, Matisyahu, and Beastie Boys among others. They're still in the rotation when a nostalgic mood strikes.

Etta James, The Emotions, The Temptations, The Beatles, James Taylor are some oldies I reach for on occasion.

When I make mail for pen pals late at night, I like to listen to instrumental piano. Dappy T Keys on YouTube is my go-to pianist. He's incredibly talented and his sessions go on forever.


I'm usually reading multiple books at a time. Paulo Coelho, Chuck Palahnuik are two of my favorite authors. I enjoy books on spirituality, relationships, meditation/contemplation, and psychological thrillers with crazy twists at the end.

Have A Heart

My eyes are greedy and will happily feast on just about anything, but I do have some happy mail preferences that will guarantee a heart from me to you.

๐Ÿ’ฎ Octopuses

๐Ÿ’ฎ Butterflies

๐Ÿ’ฎ Peonies

๐Ÿ’ฎ Peaches

๐Ÿ’ฎ Vintage Stamps (unused, used is okay if they're very unusual)

๐Ÿ’ฎ Personal Handwritten notes

๐Ÿ’ฎ Stars, Space, Aliens, etc.

๐Ÿ’ฎ Depictions of Puzzle Pieces & Keys

๐Ÿ’ฎ Origami

๐Ÿ’ฎ Wax Seals (that you yourself have stamped)

๐Ÿ’ฎ Original Artwork & ATC's

๐Ÿ’ฎ Repurposed Art

๐Ÿ’ฎ Watercolor Work

๐Ÿ’ฎ Oddities

๐Ÿ’ฎ Factoids

๐Ÿ’ฎ Disney Princesses or cartoons from the 90's, like Doug, Carebears, or TMNT

๐Ÿ’ฎ Adventure Time

๐Ÿ’ฎ Hilda (Duane Bryer's illustration from the 50's)

๐Ÿ’ฎ Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate

๐Ÿ’ฎ Tea ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿต

If you clearly took the time to read my profile, I will give you a heart. Thank you!


Please do not send me anything that's related to witchcraft (Harry Potter & Halloween items are OK) or politics (including partisan ideas & social agendas).

We all have our own opinions and that's fantastic, but I know I won't enjoy these sorts of items. I want to give you a heads up, so you can save them for someone who will appreciate them!

I don't particularly like the swap info written on the outside of the envelope. If it's possible within the swap's parameters, I'd prefer PC's to be unused & sent with a separate note.


I click 'Sent' when I put the swap in the mailbox or drop it off at the post office. If I happen to miss the collection time, it will likely be processed the following business day.


Comment: Thank you for your quest up nnai re
veronicallama rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #7 USA on Feb 23, 2020
Candace rated for Bible Study ~ Love on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
soccer8s rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #7 USA on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: I got your card today! How cute! I do hope your visit to your husband's grandmother was a special time for you all. Thank you so much for the adorable llama stickers!
Murmuration rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely variety of ephemera! I especially like the matching stationary!
circlebfarms10 rated for Write a Letter quick swap 1 on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: I soo enjoyed ur letter. Ur penmanship is beautiful. It was exciting to meet another homeschooler! Thank u for the goodies! Id like to write back if u r interested, I understand, tho, everyone is busy. Happy swapping! Alaina Circle b farms
Response: Alaina! I'm so glad you enjoyed this swap. :) Yes, please do write back! Thanks for the heart. Take care <3
hk rated for Tea For Thee # 32 on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much your letter makes me smile:)
Response: Yay! It arrived! :) I'm happy you enjoyed the little tea package. Thank you for the heart <3
LindaW rated for Women in the Old Testament on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great answers to the questions. Iโ€™m glad that so many women are wanting to study the Bible. Thank you for the stickers.
Response: :) Thank you for the heart.
kammy rated for Tea For Thee # 33 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks you for this tea bags ans Pokรฉmon stickers ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart <3
Jaimiepaige rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #176 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! X
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading! :) And thank you for the heart <3
LadyJo rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the neat article you sent to me! Age is just a number. I also liked your mail art too!
Response: You're welcome. You're so right - age is just a number. Thank you for the heart <3
PinotAndPostcards rated for Handwritten Bible Verses on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a special little bundle of encouragement. These scriptures are perfect to put around in places where i need to see them. THANKS <3
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them and will have use for the little notes. :) Thanks for the heart!
ToujoursMoi rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #177 on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for telling me about your weekend. You got quite a bit accomplished. Amazing! Thank you also for putting so many great stamps on the envelope and for adding so many goodies. That was a really great swap
Response: Oh good, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Thank you for the โค!
Comment: Really nice choices on the PC's, a fox, waterfall, and dog. Thank you! Loved your list prompts! Especially your snack Cheddar cheese, Yum! I absolutely love the Cracker barrel sharp cheddar cheese. As for you taping your lists to PC's. I don't mind at all, being able to use them! Thank you! We are having snow here too. In fact a snow storm right now. supposed to get 8 or so inches.PA. gets hammered a lot. Our last snow storm we got 12 1/2 inches, ugh! Oh, Thank you to for the cute kitty stickers! And, BTW, Welcome to swap-bot! Nice to see new members. I am an older on here & been here since March 23rd, 2008. I hope you will stay on. Have fun!
Response: 12.5 inches?! My word.. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Thank you for the warm welcome. I'll have to try Cracker Barrel's cheeses. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the โค. Take care!
MIjules rated for Fast Blind Swap 9 on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Literally blown away by all the goodies. Thank you SO much.
Response: Yay! Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the โค.
shellybuckmeier rated for A Note For You # 28 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: I love how you added washi to your card! Your saying about winter is true. It's just sometimes hard to remember in the middle of it! :) Thanks for the fun extra goodies!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜Š You're right- sometimes we just have to remind ourselves to remember ๐Ÿ˜‰ or if we're lucky, a friend is there to help!
Comment: Thanks so much! I especially love the PC and the drawing!
Response: Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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thisismeAXiD on May 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

ChrisAnne on Feb 20, 2020:

Welcome to the Christian Homestead! Please feel free to jump right in and start sharing in the forums and swaps!

BLUR on Jan 15, 2020:

Yay! Thank you for the birthday balloons on my profile! โ™ก

zohm89 on Jan 14, 2020:

yvonne401 on Jan 9, 2020:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



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