Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 6:09 am


Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: May 22, 2019
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: Thank you so much for the postcards, and especially the moose cut outs! They’re amazing! I want all the moose cut outs! :)
Uplandcin rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty washi tape and extras. I really enjoyed reading your note and thanks for reading my profile so well. happy swapping
Comment: Ready for the next round! Thanks so much for the extras too!!
Comment: OMG, I was just checking in on all my swaps and somehow I didn't give you a rating (although I did message you to say thanks. Anyway, the board is awesome and full of great ideas that I'm going to try, I've even set up a Austen Inspired bookmark swap that I hope you'll join.
Comment: thanks for the very pretty mail and the extra work you put into it too make it pretty I loved it
AnnaM rated for AA: Midsummer's Eve Missive on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Amada, your letter was well worth waiting for. I enjoyed reading it and loved the Charades. I love the washi and tags you sent too. I look forward to swapping with you again.
Response: Oh good!! Thanks for being patient! It was definitely a cray week. :). I am glad you liked the charades, I had so much fun with them as well!!
SnailerAH rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi and the extra butterfly
m3i5 rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Jul 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Amanda, Thank you for the washi samples, die cut and the pretty stamps on the envelope :) Never heard of the boardgame Sequence before, but I played all the other games you've mentioned, except for love letter, but I did hear about it. Going to play boardgames today (Saturday) and tomorrow with two different friend groups plus going to escape rooms :D
Response: You're welcome!!! Game nights are always the best. I've been wanting to go to an escape room, those sound so amazing!! I just need to find the right friends to do it with me, haha.... Or is that mwahahaha?.... LOL.
Comment: Yes, very unusual that you are sending me pc for second time ;-). Also thanks for the extra's and the beautiful stamps, they glowing in the night.
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 :)

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Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

AnnaM on Jul 18, 2018:

Loved your letter for the AA: Midsummer's Eve Missive Swap. I'll reply soon!

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.

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