Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2019 4:54 pm


Date Joined: August 22, 2015
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Mindy and I am from the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. I am a mom to 2 young adults. I love animals; I have 4 cats, 2 frogs, a fishtank full of snails. My house sometimes feels like a miniature zoo! My favorite animals are definitely frogs. I've actually received the nickname Froggy because of it! Aside from realistic animals, I also have a love for mythological creatures, especially dragons and fairies.

I have always been interested in nature. For the past few years, I've been working on a flower garden in my yard and am always looking for new plants to add to my collection. I'm a coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon kinda person. I haven't found a tea or coffee I didn't like so I am always open to try the strange and unusual flavors. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I love candy, circus peanuts are my favorite next to licorice and jelly beans. When it comes to food and drinks I'm ready and willing to try it all.

I like all colors and lately find myself using earth tones/colors, browns, oranges, greens and yellows. My favorite colors have always been and always will be green and yellow.

A few years ago, my sister and I started to make greeting cards, We love coming up with all the designs to send through the mail! We then discovered Swap-Bot and all the amazing swaps included. From joining Swap-Bot I have extended my paper craft hobbies to include ATCs, pocket letters, handmade envelopes and washi tape collecting.

Favorite Music

When I comes to music I enjoy it all. Lately I find myself searching the stations for the music I grew up listening to, yep that's right it's the' 80s. Like, it's totally rad man.

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is also my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. I also like sci-fi, classic horror movies and Tim Burton movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice.

Favorite Television

I love sci-fi, horror and fictional history. The Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Star Trek, American Horror Stories, Vampire Diaries, Reign, Being Human, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural.

Favorite Crafts

Card making, Handmade Envelopes, ATCs, Pocket Letters, and other various paper crafts. I've also just recently started to crochet, learned how to from my grandma when I was little just never started anything until recently.


Favorite Colors - Green and yellow but I enjoy all colors

Tea - I enjoy all kind, all flavors, bags or looseleaf. Some of my new found favorites are rooibos, earl grey and fruit flavors.

Animals including reptiles and insects



Nesting dolls

Flowers, nature

I enjoy Spring and Fall more than Summer and Winter

Favorite holiday is Halloween and I like all the creepy, scaryness that goes with it

Handmade items

Mail Art - Handmade envelopes

Vintage (pre-1970s) gummed stickers or seals

Washi tape


Letter sets


Memo sheets and sticky notes

Stickers - any style, just not a big fan of multi layered or puffy kind

Planner items - I recently got myself a Happy Planner and am looking for cute things to decorate it with.

Rubber Stamps

Scrapbook Paper


There are only a few things that I can live without, perfume scented items and magazine cutouts or little scraps of paper. I don't have a use for them so they just windup in the recycling bin.


RiverTopanga rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Hi Mindy... I got the teas today :-) Thank you so much for sending. How do you get them so flat??? :-) :-) The envie is very pretty... thanks again. Will be hard to wait until Dec. to start drinking them!!
Response: Thanks for the rating, I get the tea flat by gently shaking the tea inside the tea bag until it's pretty even inside. I also have a piece of cardboard I cut a 1/4" slit in so I can test the envelope, make sure it fits.
mejulia rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #2 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: The recipe sounds great, I'm anxious to try the cookies. The teas sound yummy/
Lotusemilia rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I'm a big fan of STASH teas through swaps, and these were new flavors for me! I'm excited to try them!
dreamlady66 rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Cool decorated autumn-swap in triple, that diversified with neat stamp, many thanks!
aprilivy rated for Tea & Cookie Recipe Swap on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: The Cream Cheese Apricot cookies sound amazing. I will have to make them in the near future. Thank you so much :)
Comment: I loved it! Ribbit!
ZoëNina rated for ☆ TEA TIME #8 ☆ on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the teas, such interesting ones. And I loved the envelope and stamps
Moonlight1978 rated for Ocean or Sea postcard on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for the wonderful postcard! <3 I really appreciate this card.
Comment: Thanks for the lighthouse and the extra special toy story pc for Micah. How thoughtful. See u in a swap soon mindy.
Kalalinga rated for Coin Envelope Swap on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the really neat coin envelopes. I like the style of them!!
Drvr337 rated for Card Kit--USA on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic card kit! Those die cuts are awesome. Love the patterned paper. ❤️
Jodi1982 rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the WASHI.... Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PCs and the bonus one! I think the most fun of this swap was learning which items ended up with whom :) Thanks again :)
PrettyAlice rated for MaE ~ Flower Envelopes ~ USA on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks, these are very pretty!
jinxspinx rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Woohoo! I got envelopes! I was hoping I would. Thank you!
pixiegirlanna rated for Tea for Thee # 1 on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the great supplies. I like all the red! I will put them to good use. And thanks for joining my swap!
GabySkye rated for MaE ~ Butterfly Envies ~ USA on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelopes and stickers! They were all so beautiful and I love that you made them all of different sizes 💙 Thanks again!

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Itti on Jul 10, 2019:

Hey, not sure if you remember me, we swapped earlier this year. I was looking through my ratings and I just wondered if, given your username, you might be interested in joining our reptile & amphibian group, Scales 'n' Tails. I've sent you an invite just in case, no worries if it's not your thing!

CurlyTea on Feb 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Artstamper on Mar 27, 2018:

Thanks for sending home my collab coloring PC. Yoyr section looked great.

CurlyTea on Feb 9, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:


ladydy5 on Dec 28, 2017:

Welcome to 2018 and our swaps begin. Love to have ya! Thriftstore Find.

RyeRye on Sep 2, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

CurlyTea on Aug 28, 2016:

AZmom875 on Jul 28, 2016:

I love the black bear postcard, from the postcard roulette. Thank you sister for picking me. I loved the old stamps too.

paperfilia on Jul 3, 2016:

Happy 4th!



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