Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 7:04 pm


Date Joined: July 8, 2014
Last Online: April 23, 2018
Birthday: July 5
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 40ish year old writer. I have two books in progress but have been in the longest writer's block in the history of man.

I absolutely love to keep in touch with people with random mail. I guess it' the writer in me. Though sometimes I can be slow in getting back to someone, so it's like getting mail for no apparent reason.

I have two kids of my own, 22, 24. Three stepkids from my late husband. My boyfriend has 3 kids. I also have two beautiful grandchildren. Johnathan and Peyton.

I'm enamored with my cat Earl, which makes me a crazy cat lady, though if I could have a box full, I certainly would.

Favorite Books

I love all kinds of books, romance, biography/memoirs, history, paranormal anything (especially romance) etc.

The Stand - Stephen King

S - JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst

Virals Series by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Doodle Art Alley Coloring Books

Deborah Harkness books

The Themis Files books by Sylvain Neuvel

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite is Top Gun. I would have to say that the only movies I really care for are fantasy and romance/comedy. There are too many 'real life' horrors in today's news, I don't want to watch them in my spare time.

Ever After

Dirty Dancing

Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory







Outlander (ready for season 3 to start already!)

and Anything on the Food Network

I could keep going on, but I've probably already lost you.

Favorite Crafts


rock painting


coloring (yes, like the kids do, but more intricate.)

making envelopes

and have just gotten into making fabric postcards.



Please don't send anything that smells like smoke. I have a horrible allergy to the smell and can't breathe.


I have a love for pigs

country angels

anything fantasy

anything to do with books







tea (decaf only please)

stickers (no kawaii or children's stickers)

Post cards (I love love love love love them!) NAKED

buttons - I'm trying to fill my grandmother's button tin.

stuff for my planner - I am just getting into the planner fad, I'm sure I won't be as creative as others, but I do want things to put in it. I am working on (attempting) a bullet journal this year. Please don't send scrap pieces of paper for my journal, even though I appreciate the effort, I don't want to throw something away that someone has given me.


I'd rather not have religious post cards/cards.

No scraps of paper that even you wouldn't use for something.

NO LADYBUGS. We have some here that bite and they give me panic attacks.



Johkup rated for Happy April on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Happy April :) Thanks for the lovely postcard
Comment: Tami, thank you for the postcard of the Busch Gardens. I have never been there. I don't know how you survived that awful inter. I have never seen it so cold in MA where 2 of my children live. Shirley
Saba rated for SWL ~ Pun on a Postcard March on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Lovey puns. Thank you!
Onyx rated for Sad Song: Short Fiction on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Wow a lot happens in your story! Thank you so much for sending it to me.
bigmamabird rated for IU: SOC March on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: This was a fun first for me! Thanks for the peek into your life..! We didn't celebrate Easter at all, just scored some ham on Sunday morning on super sale. The kid's only request was ham, heheh. We soaked it in cold water overnight to reduce the sodium which was amazingly high. Happy spring..!
Response: I never thought of soaking a ham. Thanks for the tip. Hugs and love to you and yours.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful PC. Here's wishing you a warm and fun spring :)
Response: Thanks, the warmth will be greatly appreciated when it gets here.
Comment: Thank you for this postcard. It is always sad when a place you like to shop at closes. Here on Santorini and the place I lived in Athens do not have interesting mail boxes. :( Here there is a small room owned by the community. It has small blue boxes all in one big unit. In Athens it was an odd gold shade of boxes on a wall in the enty way. People forced open the boxes all the time and stole the stuff inside the envelopes and left them on top of the mail boxes. I hated it there.
Response: That sounds like a horrible place to live. Who would mess with the sacred mail gods? LOL
Poftoffel rated for Last Line of a Poem Story on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: What a lovely short story! There was a lot of tension between those two characters immediately, I could feel the sparks flying! And the ending made it perfect, not too sappy, but a fun way to "discharge" the romance. I'm betting on a good future for that little chicken! Thank you for hosting and sharing this with me! <3
Response: You're very welcome for hosting. I'm glad that you liked the story. :)
Comment: Thanks for your "background poem" and the lovely butterfly drawing.
Response: I'm glad that you liked the butterfly!
miia rated for Happy March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your super cute turtle baby postcard! We are still having too much snow and weather is quite cold. No hope of spring... I'm planning my daughter's 8th birthday parties and I'm also waiting for the concert of my favourite band! Much nice things to do during this month! :)
Response: Oooh, what's your favorite band? Happy birthday to your baby girl.
Poftoffel rated for Three Days of Poetry on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: You had a good three days! I love the thoughtfulness of the poems, but also the playfulness of "snow"! A very nice set of poems to read, thank you so much for sharing with me!
Response: I had fun playing with the words of my mind on that one. Glad you liked them.
Johkup rated for Happy February on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you :D Happy February!
RooBaRoo rated for IU: SOC_Jan on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Oh God! You had an annoying & tiring week, but I had an amusing read :D I am kind of high strung too. With all those doctors' appointments - I hope you are doing well! I hope your boyfriend's son had a fun weekend! I like your letter stationery, & I appreciate that you used both sides :) & SOC is such a fun swap!
Response: Glad you enjoy the swap, it's one of my favorites.
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful swap!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it.
Ivy1971 rated for Happy January on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome
knitterofhats rated for IU: Rant_Jan on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Wow - I could tell that was a tough letter to write. Things of the heart are tough. Best of luck and love to you!
Response: It was hard and really did take me several times to write it. Thanks for listening to me.
Comment: Loved Your Journal! Looks Like it was a busy "holiday season" for you. :)
Response: Always busy around here. :)
Artistic rated for This year I'm going to ... on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: You've set quite a goal. Go for it!
Response: That's my hopes, let's see if I can do it.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You're quite welcome
Dasha rated for January Flowers on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: I really like your watercolor snowdrops. Just wish the postal service would not stamp bunch of the stuff over the picture instead of the side with the address. But that is not your fault.
Response: I'm sorry they stamped on the wrong side! :( Glad you liked it though. I had to do a trial run before the swap started to see if I could do it, luckily this one was fairly easy.

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USAFwife on Dec 6, 2017:

Oh my goodness! You sent me Garfield! Thank you so much, I love the little post it pad! You are just the sweetest! Thank you thank you! :)

USAFwife on Dec 1, 2017:

Oh my goodness! Just got your little surprise in the mail & I love it! Thank you so much! Very creative too! Thank you thank you!

Naeco on Sep 27, 2017:

I just found the "Swapbot Hilarious Fake Junk Mail" swap letter you sent me in Feb. 2016, re-read it, and had another good laugh. I haven't logged into swap-bot for quite a while but came back just to say you brightened my day with your ridiculous letter about buying a junk house! (:

TC on Jun 28, 2017:

Hey Tami, I'm getting ready to take an extended break from SB. Please let me know if the cootie catcher never arrived so I can get it re-sent before I exit.

librarianwes on Jan 7, 2017:

Thanks for the postcard! Your weather sounds a lot like mine--cold cold cold!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 11, 2016:

Welcome to Acme Merry Mailbox Musings!

Paige1900 on Oct 15, 2016:

I love the "Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit"...LOL

kafekafe on Nov 14, 2015:

Hi! I'd love to have you in my swap Christmas POSTcards (10 partners) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/210887

MsKuky on Jul 5, 2015:

Happy Birthday Tami! enjoy it..make new memories..repeat ;)

greenhotdogs on Jun 16, 2015:

I know its been a while since we last chatted but I really hope you are doing well! <3

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