Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 4:51 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: June 21, 2018
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me


I am a piano teacher from Arizona who loves mail! I love fancy postage, anything watercolor, big beautiful florals, gorgeous scenery, and succulents. My favorite colors are blues and greens and purples, but I think all colors are pretty when artfully combined. I like fresh colors the most - mint, light pink, light green, lots of pastels! Colors I don't usually go for are dull ones, browns, reds, and oranges. Don't be afraid to send me something in those colors though, if you think it's pretty I probably will too! THIS speaks my style language 100%!!!!!

I just had my first baby, (a girl!) last September!

I have a blue and white parrotlet whose real name is Moonstone, but I only call him Chicken. He even has an instagram account... check us out @ mylittlechickenbird! All kinds of birds are my favorite animals, but I especially like lovebirds, parrotlets, flamingoes, finches, and actual chickens. :)

Also, I love Jack Russells, elephants, baby animals, and rabbits.

I love being crafty and making beautiful things with watercolors and pretty writing. I love urban sketching. I took a bookbinding class in college and have been making my own journals ever since! I enjoy calligraphy and other typography as well.

Send me tried and true recipes you love! (I don't need blank recipe cards for myself, but if you write a recipe on them I would love to receive that!) Cooking is another favorite activity of mine. I'm not afraid of making recipes from scratch. Right now, it's just my husband and I, so if you have any recipes to share that are for two, I would love that! It's way too easy for me to go overboard and cook for an invisible army and then wind up with way too much leftovers that eventually get thrown away!! I do not cook with or drink alcohol, coffee, or tea.

I drive a light blue and white Mini Cooper and LOVE everything about them!

Favorite Shows: (We only have Netflix.) Great British Baking Show, The Paradise, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, and Lost. (Do you think I like British shows?)

Favorite Movies:
Austenland, Some Like it Hot, What's Up Doc, You've Got Mail (haha), Knight and Day... And also:
Wait Until Dark, Disney musicals, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, The Music Man (Old version), Marvel movies, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Star Trek, and Cheesy Hallmark chick flicks

Favorite Youtube:
Slo-mo Guys, James Cordon, Graham Norton, Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Fallon, and Studio C.

Favorite music:.
Rascal Flatts, Harry Connick, Jr., Just Groban, Yellowcard, Emile Pandolfi, Van Cliburn, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, and anything composed by Debussy.

I am sure to drool over anything watercolor, birds, succulents, washi, watercolor flowers, Mini Cooper, or pastel colors! I don't really have a use for unused postcards, but if you do decide to send me one, I would prefer it to be a fun pattern or design that I can send anytime to a friend, or a cool photo of scenery that is meaningful to you.. like an insight into where you live! And then tell me about it in a few words. :)

Other themes I like: Arrows, gemstones, geometric, flowers, succulents, cactus, birds, watercolor, travel, fresh, fruity, bright, happy, calligraphy, stripes, feminine, lace, regency, sheet music, maps.

**Not my favorite: Kawaii cartoons, emojis, cheesy cutesy, gothic, or skulls.

**I don't drink regular tea, but am starting to enjoy herbal tea. I LOVE hot chocolate and enjoy other caffeine free drink mixes, like propel, lemonade or koolaid.

Thanks for reading! I am not picky about what I receive and will try my best to make really good happy mail to send!


Comment: And thanks for the extra's!
MCGalaxy rated for What Would You Like to Swap!? on May 16, 2018
Comment: Happy swapping. I may be able to do a private pocket letter swap once school let's out for the summer.
isabellasnow rated for WWOW: Sampler of My Favorites on May 8, 2018
Comment: Amanda, your favorites are really neat! I LOVE the one that has the 3-patterns-in-1 and the feathers one . . . and the watercolor-style one . . . oh heck, I love them all. Have already used the banner on an envelope! I felt so special when I saw the calligraphic lettering on the envelope and your card is beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful swap experience.
likeWHOAAemmy rated for WWOW: Sampler of My Favorites on May 4, 2018
Comment: Omg your calligraphy is amazing 😍 It got up to 96° here on Wednesday, ugh. Too hot. Thank you for the samplers 😊 Would you like to be one pals?
Response: Haha, thanks!! Yes. It should just stay 70 degrees all year long... Or we should all just move to Hawaii! I like that idea! ;) I'm going to PM you about pen pals!
Comment: Thanks! I like all washi tapes you sent me as an extra.
squince rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!
breethefrog rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the samples. The jars and the cutlery are my favorite, but I do like all of them! And I did like the "circus explosion" envelope.
aligurl75 rated for Kitchen Tips on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: I love your tips!!!! We are so on the same page. I like the tender chicken tip and will try it out. The cupcake tip is the only way I can get my son to eat cupcakes lol
MichelleKemper rated for Kitchen Tips on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: I love your kitchen tips! Sure makes me want to eat a cupcake right now :)
mandigutterrose rated for Kitchen Tips on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Wish I had thought to photocopy my swaps instead of writing them, would have saved me a hand cramp lol. My in-laws thought I was a genius the first time I ate a cupcake like a sandwich on front of them, I couldn't bring myself to tell them I saw it on Cake Boss. I also am face palming myself that I never thought to freeze lemon juice... We have FOUR lemon trees and it never crossed my mind.
smadronia rated for WOW: Washi Sample Bags on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I have not read The Twits, although my wife has :)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful extras! I just love the cat stickers, they are adorable!
Response: Oh good! And I'm glad that it finally came! (Sheesh!)
Comment: Thanks Amanda for the PCs and extras! Loving the butterflies!
Comment: What a great chunk o' cardboard! I absolutely love Italian Ice!! No matter the season it's always in my freezer but I do enjoy it most on a hot summer day :)
Comment: Great acronym
CurlyTea rated for WOW: Skinny Washi Samples on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the fabulous skinny washi. I don't have any of these in my stash.
Response: Oh good! It's always the best getting ones you haven't seen before.
Comment: Draco=dramatically real art collector obsessive!
Response: Haha, good one!!!
Comment: sorry for the late rating
Comment: Natural whistler and yodeler OMGGGG you are sooo talented. I can't even handle it. This charophyta is actually a kind of sandwich: Crispy Hairy Alien Rat On Pumpernickel, Hot Yogurt, Toasted Alive.
Response: Oh my gosh, that's an awesome one!!!! Love it!!!!! I would definitely order that sandwich if it was ever available. I'm sure it's in high demand so they're constantly out of ingredients.

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ittybittykitty on Apr 12, 2018:

Thank you for the pretty washi and the cute notecard! You’re right, they are little things lol!

Mye on Mar 17, 2018:

Thank you very much for the "I Collect" tag you sent me!!! Love the butterfly cutout and stickers. Thanks for the washi tape samples too! Hope you have a great day today :)

tcornell on Feb 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas envie RAK that you sent me! I love that you're the first to wish me Merry Christmas for 2018 LOL

pinklilly on Feb 9, 2018:

I am so glad you received your little surprise, enjoy it!!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome stickers from tag at Cheap Postage! So useful:) Already enjoying them!!

VivaLaDiane on Aug 23, 2017:

I just watched it and oddly was drinking when he was and I thought I'd die. :D That was hilarious and cool. I was watching Graham just the other night with Seth MacFarlane on. Great stuff!!!

I hope your week is going amazing! xox♥

VivaLaDiane on Aug 18, 2017:

I saw that you like Eddie Redmayne. Have you seen Fantastic Beasts? I'm assuming so with a love for HP but wasn't sure. I looooOOove Niffler. It's the cutest thing I might've ever seen. I even made an extra trip to our zoo because we have an Echidna. The day I go though, he's all wrapped up in a tire asleep. Lol.

ladydy5 on Aug 2, 2017:

Welcome to our fab group of swappers. Artistically Incliined.

Babsmomof5 on Jul 29, 2017:

Oh my goodness what an incredible envie of awesomeness! You absolutely made my day with your wonderful tag, thank you so much! Also sending you a pm as a profile comment just isn't sufficient!❤️💜💚💙💛

debbiespoms on Jul 13, 2017:

Hi Amanda! Just wanted to Thank you, for having joined my Recipes using vegetables swap. I appreciate it.

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