Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 10:59 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: March 17, 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: 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.
Comment: I wonder what my user name acronym would be?! :O
Response: Hmm, how about Incredibly Nice, Kind, Young, Pretty, Loving, Understanding Mother! ;) Congrats on your baby!! Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Mine just turned 6 months old today! 💛
Peaches12 rated for WOW: Flowers to Brighten Our Day on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all of the samples. I will have fun using these!
Comment: Thank you for the card and note.
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Flowers to Brighten Our Day on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Nice tapes, stationery and envelope, all in a lovely floral theme! ;) It brightened my day!
ToujoursMoi rated for IWTS: Group Founding Swap on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing selection of Washis and your beautiful stickers, too. It was an amazing experience to swap with you. 💕
Response: Did the ladybugs make it? I was a little worried about their safety through the mail. ;)
Comment: Very pretty handwriting. Thank you for everything! It's all great! Great postcards, great stamps and great handmade envelopes! Thanks for doing a private swap.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi samples :) <3 I hadn't done this big of a swap before this one! If you ever plan on coming to Maine, let me know! I'll send recs :)
Comment: Thank you! I liked the samples, the envie and the card.
phillaine rated for WIYM: Many Thanks! Card Swap on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: GOODNESS! The lettering on your envelope is so gorgeous, I'm going to include it in a postal collage I'm making for myself right now. And thanks for the thank-you cards. I appreciate the variety of styles and that they're of such nice quality. Have a good day!
Response: Oh how awesome!! Sounds like a fun project and I'm honored to be a part of it!! :) Thanks for the heart, too, I'm glad you liked the cards!!
NiniJae rated for WIYM: Many Thanks! Card Swap on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice cards Amanda! :D
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: The pugs on the envelope were so awesome!
Response: I'm glad you liked them!!! I was having serious printer issues so I just kind of had to go with the pink... But I thought it turned out pretty good! Kinda quirky and fun!!
Comment: I love the vintage women & the travel tape. Super duper cute!!!! 😍
sugabb rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap—January on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Washi! I hope you can find those loopholes and get some hens! Have you tried bribing neighbors with the promise of eggs?
Response: Not yet! That's a good idea though!! And you're welcome for the washi. :)

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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!!!

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

Snowball fight, Gotcha!

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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