Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2021 9:42 am


Date Joined: February 14, 2020
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: February 15
Country: United States

About Me

A warm hello to the person reading this!

I live in the US on the Oregon coast on the Pacific Ocean. I am very fortunate to live where I do. It is beautiful!

I am a 35 year old mother of five homeschooled children. In fact my daughter will be helping me put together many of the items, and she loves FOXES and anything Japanese or anime/manga (if you're interested in surprising her!). She is 11, so cannot sign up yet.

Like so many Americans, I am a mashup of genetics, but I am Dutch, Irish, German, and Lithuanian mostly and so am especially interested in these areas! 💖

I am interested in so many things, being an aquarius, and I find it hard to make up my mind as to what I want to learn about at one time. I perform with a very small local group of talented people to put on a Vaudeville style show, in which I sing, dance, play piano and ukulele, perform comedic skits, I'm learning how to juggle and am breaking into the realm of the performance clown, especially the silent characters. I love performing, and do it wherever I can!

I am also interested in the silent arts (lol), collage, calligraphy, etc. (as I'm sure most of us here are!). I used to collage a lot as a teen, and am hoping this will give me an excuse to get back into it! I just love finding things that normally would be discarded as junk and turning them into something beautiful! And am excited because it seems that this community is full of people who appreciate just that! There is something magic in that scrap of paper, that little button, that old black and white photo....

I could tell you my favorite colors, or whatever, but I'm less interested in coaching you into how to make me something I'll like, than just seeing the results of the creative process from each and every one of you! We are creating magic, and I can't wait to see what all of you are inspired to do! I feel honored to me a part of this amazing group of people!

I have no dietary restrictions or allergies. The only food I don't like is radishes, and I doubt anyone will be sending me those. Oh, and I LOVE DARK CHOCOLATE!

I love to try and experience new things! If you want to send me a really weird tea flavor, I'm in! I'm the person where before you were like, I don't know if they would like it, I'm your person! I love the unusual and different. That's how I found out that mustard and peanuts are the worst flavor combo ever... 🤣

Also, you should know, my passion is really to make something out of nothing. My husband has a junk removal business and I am a housecleaner, so often we are hired to remove things from houses that are going to be put up for sale. And sometimes those houses have some cool stuff, which I try to donate before it just goes to the dump (most of the time it just needs to go to the dump). And i always collect anything crafty that was left behind. So what you get from me may not be fancy and store bought and in the most recent style, but it will be made with love and creativity and the TIME it takes to gather disparate objects into a cohesive whole. 💖


Foreign, old, or unique coins and currency! I have a small collection! Also any foreign (non-american) stamps will go into my collection. Or any American stamps, especially if they are vintage or unusual looking.

Handmade postcards! If you love to make them, I will accept them as part of any PC swap, regardless of swap perameters! They're like big ATC's!

Blank postcards as part of any swap!

Washi stickers, any translucent or transparent printed item that I can use for layering in collage!

Woodland animals. The raccoon is my spirit animal - stays up too late, dark circles, can eat anything... I also like octopi, birds, wolves, tigers

Astronomy/astrology related. I am an Aquarians, Sagittarius rising, and love to meet other Aquarians (because I'm biased). I would also love to hear about your own sign

Vintage, steampunk, Victorian, anything old time circus/sideshow feel

Sailing ships and nautical

Celtic, Irish, Dutch, Scandinavian, "Viking", old European folky, things like that

Paranormal, cryptid, aliens, conspiracy, X-Files, ancient aliens theories, etc. I would love for you to write to me about any strange encounters or occurrences you've had, or any off the wall or out of the box ideas or theories you may have. Don't worry, it probably won't be the first time I've heard it, but it would be great if it was!

Address labels! I do not have a printer, so these are a treat!

I am not afraid of or dislike any animals like insects, spiders, worms, snakes, eels, etc, so feel free. I'm not offended at bones, and macabre things.

Botany, flowers, gardens, landscapes

Black, all shades of brown from dark to creams, earthy natural shades of other colors, olive, eggplant, goldenrod, etc. But I can use all colors, even red and pink which are my least favorite, but I need them sometimes to include in a swap for people who like those colors, since I won't buy them myself 😆

Please feel free to send me any handmade items you enjoy creating! I think art and creativity are such beautiful things!

Favorite Music

I listen to a ton of music! It's an aquarius thing... I'm a professional housecleaner, so I have headphones in all day. I primarily listen on Spotify, and I'm always digging for music to use in my shows, and to play at jams (which are like open music circles). I rarely find an artist that I enjoy most of what they create; usually it's only one or two songs. So here I'll list some favourites - artists of whose work I enjoy the majority!

Anda Union

Too Many Zooz

The White Stripes

Alan Gogoll


Smothers Brothers

Kathleen MacInness

Circus Contraption


Parker Milsap

Charlie Parr, especially the Stumpjumper album

Vocal Spectrum (I don't know how he holds that note that long at the end of Go The Distance!)

Carolina Chocolate Drops

I don't listen to popular music, so I never listen to the radio...

I also love listening to podcasts while I work, especially anything paranormal, conspiracy, cryptid, I also really enjoy radio lab.

Favorite Television

I don't have at tv, but I have watched a few things on my phone.

Game of Thrones


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Black Mirror


The X-Files

Also I really like the talent shows, like AGT, BGT, etc. I love getting new performance ideas, or things I can learn.

Favorite Movies

My all-time favorite movie is Master and Commander, Far Side of the World. This movie was incredibly well-made, clever, funny, and historical (War of 1812). It was based on the book series by Patrick O'Brien, which I have yet to read, but was lucky enough to run across almost the complete series in a move-in out clean (😮 see above).

I also loved Dances With Wolves

Shackleton with Kenneth Branagh

I really don't watch that many movies, because I don't have much time and I'd rather fill it with my family and creating things and performing, but also I love quality movies and they are hard to find... Suggestions are appreciated

Favorite Books

I really only read non-fiction. I'm just addicted to learning, and plus I teach my children so my house is full of learning materials. But also, we only have so much time on this planet, and I'd rather spend it learning something.

That being said, I really liked the Circle of Ceridwen series. Historical fiction about the era of the Viking invasion of England.


matt319 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #22 USA only on Dec 25, 2020
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #40 on Oct 24, 2020
penpallingfool rated for Postcard Pick Up #10 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: thanks sorry for the delay as the dr has taken my old headache meds and am waiting on prior authorization and its been about a month or two headaches never go away smh
Comment: Thank you : )
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Hello. Thank you for the postcards. I really like them all.
noone7212 rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #8 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! I've never been to Portland but ... I think you're wiser to live in Portland then Connecticut! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely note! The stationery you included with the envie is beautiful! Can't wait to use it! Take care :)
simcoe54 rated for Naked - Magnify a Map Postcard #10 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great map pc and for participating in this swap.
KaliOya rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the retro stamps on the postcard. So cool:) I will give those podcasts a listen. Happy swapping.
thebrassyletter rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #8 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: What a perfect postcard! The moon affects me too! Us cancer's just cant break away from the moon's hold on us. :)
Klymntine rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #8 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Chelsea, Thanks so much for your postcard. I love the John Steinbeck stamp!
KyraSmith rated for Postcard Pick Up #10 on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and the very nice envelope. Your envelope was the first mail at my new address. The mail lady was like “you just moved here yesterday and you are getting mail already” haha. Best wishes :)
Hyshu rated for Variety of Note Cards on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great cards!
trishay79 rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Comment: What a cool card! I thought it was handmade at first, I’ll have to check out this line, it’s really pretty! Thank you!
mchesser12 rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the flag of Portland, Oregon postcard.
Ashzaller rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! thanks so much <3
Ashzaller rated for Empty Mailbox Cure #2 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! thanks so much <3

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LizzyJo on Jan 15, 2021:

Your awesome Bronte RAK arrived today. I am absolutely thrilled by all the gorgeous goodies you tucked in the package. Thank you so very much for this generous RAK.

JuneRosebud on Jan 14, 2021:

Thank you for the napkins; so much variety!! I really appreciated getting them=)

Kittybob83 on Jan 14, 2021:

I got the napkins today!! I am so excited im going to pull out my mod podge now! I never know where to find them. Thank you so much for sending them to me!!

hannahelyce on Nov 15, 2020:

A really lovely surprise, from A Happy Surprise #3 Everything was so thoughtful!

Gnoe on Sep 4, 2020:

Thanks a bunch for your colourful happy mail! Loving it all: the fun envelope, Japanese print, awesome pile of colour coordinated fabric scraps (my fave the shiny red-gold-green stripes), stickers in cute mini envie -- but most of all your note. It truly makes me happy!

And Google is almost right but obviously not a native speaker LOL

"I don't speak Dutch but hello anyway!" should be:

Ik spreek geen Nederlands, maar toch hallo! instead of "[..] maar hallo toch!" In case you'd want to know ;-)

Please take care and stay safe!

CPG: Happy Mail Tag (sent May 23rd)

jeka396 on Aug 8, 2020:

Thanks so much for the bunny postcard for the Postcard Tag- PIF!! All 5 critters and 5 flowers survived the trip, but it does look like there was a piece of tape on top protecting them.

tcornell on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for the pink collage PC that you made me for the "Make a PC for my Favorite Theme" tag. I think it turned out rather nicely. I love how the back was decorated as well, nice touch!

Bhindblueeyes on Jul 10, 2020:

Received the Make a Postcard For My Favorite Theme today! Thank you so much - I really like it!!! The stamps are great too!

tcornell on Jun 25, 2020:

I love the letter sets that you sent me for the I've Got What You Want tag, thank you very much!!!

LauraM540 on Jun 22, 2020:

Thanks for the envelope of awesome pink goodies from the 10,9,8,7,6 Tag...I loved it all!

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