Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 7:34 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2015
Last Online: February 18, 2018
Birthday: April 27, 1979
Country: United States

Shipping Issues

12/2/17: Can someone please explain why whenever I attempt to follow the instructions from 3&1 group on how to adjust my ratings I get blocked. Are there just that many insensitive people on swap-bot? Especially ones who claim to be Christians. People get petty over items that are emailed or posted a couple of hours after the deadline and about items where the postmarked date doesn't match the exact mail by date. I swear people take swapping way too serious. Isn't it supposed to be fun? I can understand if I was a week or two late but an hour after the deadline is a little ridiculous. And since we did it become acceptable to complain to people on their boards. I thought you were supposed to voice your complaints and issues with late swaps via ratings or PMs where people actually see them not profile comments.

12/1/17: I'm currently without a computer so since I can't easily do profile comments from my phone I'm not going to do those for awhile rather than risk more negative ratings.

11/30/17: I'm sorry for the delay with any swaps during the last week. My stepfather passed away from cancer. It was somewhat expected but still difficult. My brain really hasn't been into swapping during the last few weeks.

11/28/17: I found out today that everything I dropped off in the mailroom at work to go out last week didn't actually go out until today so if you see a delayed postmark on your swap that's why. I'm so sorry about that. I didn't realize that the person the runs the mailroom was out on FMLA or I would have taken everything to the post office myself.

4/19/17:Also I recently found a bag of mail from when we moved last year so I also have slowly been going thru that so if I suddenly rate you for something from 2015 or 2016 that's why. It was in a box that wound up in my storage room with my portable nebulizer, back ups of all of my medications and so important documents. I've been looking for that box for a year and thankfully finally found it. Yahoo !!!!!

4/10/17: I'm slowly getting thru my mail from the last 3 weeks so please have patience with me. Btwn illness and holiday preparation I've been a little behind.

3/6/17: I recently found a bag of swaps from the summer/fall 2016 so this weekend I've started updating the swaps. So if you see an old rating from me that's why. I deeply apologize for that. I hope by next weekend to have all past and current swaps updated. I'm so sorry for the delay in rating.

If you don't get any swaps from me please message me before rating. I almost always send on time and I try to message if I'm going to be late. I don't mark sent until after a swap has left my hand, phone or computer. Though after that time I have little control with what happens to it.

I suffered a severe illness 3 years ago where I spent 12 weeks in the ICU and then 6 months in rehabilitation recovering. Though I'm 75% recovered I do still have issues walking, with my memory and continued seizures. Therefore though I was finally able to return to work last year on modified duty I still travel by paratransit. Also I occasionally do wind up in bed or worst hospitalized and therefore without internet access for a few days.

Since I can't make it to the PO anymore my mother does almost all of my mailing for me so the day that I mark something mailed is the day that I give it to her but she sometimes does not make it to the PO for 2 or 3 business days so please understand that the day I mark something mailed is the day that I give it to her to mail but she might not mail it for another day or 2

Also I live in a low income urban community. The mailboxes in the building are not secure so I get all of my mail sent to a PO BOX but I can only check it on Saturdays and if its a busy weekend then it might take me a few days to get thru my mail

Also the PO has the bad habit of putting mail into the wrong boxes. So sometimes I have mail especially postcards disappear. I've spoken to them about this but they deny it happening though I have gotten other people's mail in my box before too. So if I haven't rated something in 2 weeks after you've sent it please contact me to follow up

The same goes for outgoing mail. Sometimes it takes major detours so please contact me if you haven't received a swap within 2 weeks since it was sent. Please contact me before giving me a negative rating. I'm desperately trying to raise my score up but have had no success due to problems with the mail.


My email account tends to sometimes trash things without me seeing them so please send all pinterest and email swaps (unless the swap says otherwise) to my swap-bot account.

5/1/17: Also a couple of months ago something went wrong with my email and I was unaware of it but it began sending all my outgoing mail into an outgoing folder instead of sending it. A few weeks ago I discovered this problem and updated my password and my email then sent out all of the messages that were pending in my outgoing mailbox. So it made it look like some messages including some swaps were "sent late" when they were actually originally "sent" on time but they just didn't leave my mailbox on time. I have since updated my password and I think that that fixed the problem but if you still haven't received a email or pinterest swap from me on time please drop me a swap-bot message.

Also I know pinterest swaps are supposed to be done by computer but during the week the only computer I usually have access to is my work computer which allows me to access swap-bot but not pinterest. Though I can access pinterest from my phone but not swap-bot. I love doing pinterest swaps though so I'd love to continue doing them though I can only do them thru email but now that my email issue is fixed it should be running smoothly. I have an amazon fire now so that problem has basically been fixed now.

Favorite Books

I love chick lit, Christian fiction, cozy mysteries and memoirs especially parenting or medical ones. The best books I've read recently are The Real Life of a Pediatrician (Kaplan Voices: Doctors) and Coming Back To Me by Caroline Leavitt. Lately I've been reading alot of e-books based on real life medical dramas.

Favorite Movies and Music

I love romantic comedies. My favorite movies are Just Wright, Love and Basketball, Crazy/ Beautiful, Grease, Dirty Dancing, You've Got Mail and Save the Last Dance

I love R&B and 80s/90s music. Back when the lyrics actually made sense.

Favorite Television

I love reality shows, some comedies and medical based shows. My favorite shows are ER, NYMed, Friends, Facts of Life, Family Ties, Small Wonder, Doogie Howser, Mad About You, Blackish, Modern Family, SVU, L Word, Queer as Folk, 19 Kids and Counting, Kate Plus 8, Raising Hope, Guys with Kids, Baby Daddy, The Chew, Chopped, Guys Grocery Games, Food Network Star, Trauma: Life in the ER, Blackish, Fresh of the Boat and Modern Family. And yes I know majority of those show are now off the air but that's because there are few good shows on the current line up. And I've recently discovered and become addicted to Chicago Med. It's ER all over again. Also recently discovered Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. Also started recently started watching Good Doctor.

Favorite Crafts

I used to scrapbook and make cards and bookmarks all the time but lately I just haven't found the time to do it. Though I did make my own Christmas cards again a couple of years ago. Once I get my living room organized I want to start cardmaking again and possibly scrapbooking since I have nothing done past the first 3 months of my daugher's life because that's when I fell ill. I love stickers especially chipboard, cardstock 3D or dimensional ones. I've started to get into ATC's and pocket letters (thanks to swap-bot) and really enjoying them. So I can always use 2x3 papers for them and tiny alphas, washi tape and other small embellishments

Things that I like

Address Labels (I'm not picky about the design as long as its not nasty or demonic).... these are desperately needed since I moved last year.

Colored Sharpie markers

Notecards & Greeting Cards

Writing paper


Silver Earrings



Broadway Musicals


Reusable shopping bags

Office supplies

Italian and Thai food

Tea (mostly fruity tea or Chai. I'm not too fond of apple or banana or licorice flavors or green tea.)

Crystal Light Drop-ins

Scrapbooking paper (any size from 2x3 on up)

Microwave Popcorn

Peppermint Flavored gum


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Cooking magazines and cookbooks

Craft Magazines

Handmade bookmarks

Shopping on Ebay

Food Network and TLC


Bright or funny post-it notes or note pads

Funny magnets

Magnets from Different states/countries

Romantic Comedies

White Chocolate (especially Godiva)

Pot Holders and dishtowels

K-Cups -flavored coffees (nothing BOLD) or tea or hot chocolate (Again no green tea, licorice, banana or apple flavors)

Stickers especially 3D ones

Postcards from beautiful places (new and in an envie are preferred whenever the swap allows)

Coke Rewards and Pamper Points

B&BW Hand Gels and B&BW samples and travel sized products

Silver jewelry

Colored Pencils

Stress balls and other items for working the hands

The color turquoise and neutral colors like beige, black, brown, tan, khaki and white

Things with stripes or polka dots or animal or geometric prints

Neutral colors like brown, beige, cream and black

Ann Geddes type images of babies

Pocket Letters and items to make them

Atcs and thing to make them like 2x3 paper, washi tape, tiny alphas and tiny stamps

Those fat advertising pens. You know the thick ones. The free ones that you get from different companies. They're easier for my hand to hold with the nerve damage than regular pens

Adult coloring books

For calendar swaps: I like scenic or ocean or cute babies or puppies or cartoons or funny comics

For ornament swaps: I prefer novelty(such as the hallmark ones rather than traditional ones (like snowmen, Santa and reindeer). I also like well made homemade ones (just please no paper) and I prefer to not have delicate, fragile easy to break ones since I have a 3 year old. My colors are turquoise and hot pink but please don't stick to this color scheme. Basically if its cute and funny then I'm bound to love it

Coupons: We could use: Coke, Pampers Wipes, Lactaid, Pull-Ups, Good Nites, Depends, Poise, Poland Spring, Plum Organics, Earth's Best, Taco Shells, Mexican Foods, Other Ethnic Foods, Slimfast, chicken, any juices, pastas, sauces, rice, tofu, frozen dinners, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Weight Watchers, Lunchables,. Tylenol, Advil, Day Quil, Other OTC medications, lunch box snacks

Also in terms of stores we can always use giftcards/coupons for:

Olive Garden, CVS, Rite Aid, Carters, Marshalls/TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Old Navy, Whole Foods, Babies R Us,

Things my family likes

My daughter Gabriella is 5 and her birthday is 12-2

she likes:

Fidget Toys (she's mildly autistic so she needs something to work with her triggers)

Anything with sight words or rhyming words or level 1 reading books

hair accessories especially in pink, purple, orange or blue

Anything purple

Cute pencils, erasers and sharpeners for her homework

Her newest interest is Shopkins

Bob the Builder

Puppy Dog Pals

Doc McStuffins

Paw Patrol

Little Einsteins

Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (especially Minnie Mouse)

Super Why


Thomas the Train

Sesame Street

Electric Company

Shimmer and Shine

Fresh Beat Band (but not band of spies)

Actually anything on Nick Jr, PBS Kids and Disney Jr

Veggie Tales

Puzzles (she's just starting to get into jigsaw puzzles so puzzles with no more than 20 large pieces would be fine)

Her toy kitchen and play food

Fisher price little people (she can never have too many of those either current or vintage is fine)

Little figures either the 3"-4" kind we had in the 80s or the current tinier ones are fine.

Surprise bags and kinder eggs (if you're in a country where you can buy kinder eggs then she would loooove some)

Computers and her electronic toys or games. The only device she has is an amazon fire.

Fruit Snacks, Animal Crackers and pretzels

Puppies (but only figurines.. please NO MORE stuffed animals)

Dolls & Baby Doll Clothes


Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers

Playing Doctor and tea party with her dolls

Toy Cars and trains especially Thomas

Mr. Potato Head

Dollie & Me Outfit sets in size 6X or larger


The color purple

Anything to do with dress-up except for shoes, fake nails and make-up

Anything to do with princesses especially the Disney princesses

Anything involving potty training including pull-ups if you have any that you don't need anymore size 5T or overnight pull-ups to fit a 45lb child

Also she wears a uniform for school and uniforms can be really expensive and get stained and torn way too easily. So if you have size 6X/7 navy blue bottoms that you can pass on they would be very appreciated.

For any mail for her you can address the package to her: Gabriella Meyers so that I know its for her and can let her open it

Please nothing to do with dairy products or apples due to allergies

Also at the moment we don't need any more coloring books, stuffed animals, crayons, bubbles or playdough

My husband is 37 and his birthday is 11-26.

He's a bit of a geek and loves:

marvel comics

subway systems thru out the world

colors blue and black

low sodium snack foods that are not gummy

Green Tea (bags only- no mixes)

Unique pens in black ink

Axe body products


Sarcastic t-shirts in size 3X

Hooded Sweat shirts in size 3X



Comic themed movies

Politics and the news


He's also lactose intolerant and allergic to cigarette smoke and bananas.

He has also recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and sleep apnea so well wishes, recipe and health tips would definitively be appreciated.

Things I dislike/ allergies

Carrots (I'm allergic)

Wool (I'm allergic)

Cats(I'm allergic)

Flowers or things that are floral scented(I'm allergic)

Strong perfumes and air freshners (I'm allergic)

Dairy (I'm semi-lactose intolerant)


Things that smell like smoke (again allergy)

Gold jewelry

Green Tea


Please do not send me glittery items, as in the kind of glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place. The same goes for loose sequins or confetti in an envelope. Definite dislike!!

This should go without saying but from past experience I have to say it: Nothing dirty, smelly, stained or torn

Clothing Sizes

I wear a 24/3X and size 12W shoe

My daughter wears a Girls 6X and size 12.5 toddler shoe

My husband wears a size 2X/3X and a size 15 shoe

I'm more than willing to accept any clothing donations since money's always tight .


I love almost all postcards. I prefer them blank and unwritten unless the swap calls for otherwise My favorites are:

Oceans and beaches and the animals that live in or on them

Urban postcards (especially night time ones)


humorous ones

Disney characters

Sculptures and modern art

African American and Latino art and artists

Cute babies and puppies

Dislikes:(I won't rate you down if you send one of these) but:

Regency or historical postcards

Black and white or sepia tone

No Vintage, Free, Rack or Ad cards

Paintings and other artwork except see above

People including actors and other celebrities except see above

Farmland and other rural pictures


mle rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #10 on Feb 19, 2018
momma197464 rated for Profile Quote #1 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the quote. I loved it. Love and Hugs, Michelle
Matts rated for Profile Quote #1 on Feb 13, 2018
ayswap rated for Profile Quote #1 on Feb 13, 2018
caitplus1 rated for Profile Quote #1 on Feb 13, 2018
J198928 rated for Profile Quote #1 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Love the Quote thanks!! :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your message! Happy to hear you spent some nice time with your daughter :D
Comment: Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your daughter. What a good experience and memory to have for both of you.
Comment: Love the horse stickers!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful surprise today when I arrived back from a trip! I love the paper assortment and will use some right away!
AynE rated for Reading Challenge 2018-January on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the recommendation although it sounds heart wrenching. Sorry for the delay in rating, I had the flu.
Paulaeliza rated for Fill My Stocking - November on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Did not receive this. Will gladly change rating if received. Update 2/3/2018 I got a package from you today. You did send many email promising things were sent, but this is the first that has been received. I think the truth probably is the way to go.
Response: I didn't know that you had never received it. I will get something in the mail to you by the weekend. You still haven't received my resend?. I even sent a couple of extra items to make up for the lost package. I'm so sorry about the delay. I didn't even know the original package hadn't been received until you rated me. I'm not sure what type of detour the resend took or what happened to the original package. I'm glad u finally got the 2nd package. Thank you for rerating me..
Comment: Thanks for the groundhogs!
paperlover rated for PICK LUCKY 7 JANUARY on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: I love everything you sent especially the PC's. You can never have too many.
nancylee rated for Ground Hog Day profile decorations on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for decorating my profile with cute critters and thanks for joining in :)
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: So cute and cool :-)
ttbishop rated for Uplifting Article to Read on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Awe, she's cute!
BrendaB rated for It's Keurig Season!! on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the yummy assortment of Kcups. They came in pretty orange organza bags, so pretty!
Response: You're welcome. I know. I've ordered the K-cup samples from them before. Aren't they adorable.

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kimhoay on Feb 14, 2018:

Hi! Profile Quote #1 ❤️ “Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monro

krissyhead1990 on Feb 14, 2018:

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But, without it, we go nowhere" Carl Sagan

(if the picture didn't work!)

krissyhead1990 on Feb 14, 2018:

Profile Quote #1: One from my favorite scientist:


DeAnnaVarela on Feb 14, 2018:

Correction! Profile "quote" #1, not message...sorry about the swap title. Hugs!

Feb 13, 2018: Swap: Profile Message #1 by DeAnna Varela

“A Woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong she is until she is in hot water"

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 13, 2018:

Swap: Profile Message #1 by DeAnna Varela

“A Woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong she is until she is in hot water"

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Katiebrb on Feb 13, 2018:

Profile Quote #1

Laura Ingalls Wilder: "Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat."

TonyaAshe on Feb 13, 2018:

Hello from North Georgia!

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible -Winston Churchill

Have a blessed day! ~Tonya from Profile Quote #1

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:

Yes, you're right. There are some in the 'Christian' groups who don't practice what they preach. One in particular listed a swap she admitted she 'stole' from me and to go ahead and list an international version without asking because she had already 'stolen' it! Crazy!

MCGalaxy on Feb 2, 2018:

MCGalaxy on Feb 2, 2018:

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