Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2019 4:53 pm


Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: January 18, 2019
Birthday: March 23, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

Almost three years on swapbot – time for a new profile!

About me – almost 43 years young - married – 2 cats (one grey, one black, both rescues) – SAHM to my miracle baby after many years of “waiting” (yeah she’s the one that keeps me young lol!). German expat and US citizen since Dec ’17. Likes – reading, writing, penpalling/snailmail, swapping, volunteering, listening to music, making music, cooking, baking,fermenting, gardening, crafting, needleworks. Interested in urban homesteading, permaculture, backyard animals (if only the city could be convinced … ), plastic free living, natural and attachment parenting, Montessori and a little of Waldorf teachings, interesting discussions, spending time outdoors, farmers markets, making my own herbal teas and remedies and such, making my own food, reusing, repurposing, recycling ….

In general…

I always rate and as soon as possible. No rating usually means not received yet. If I’m late send, I will email you. Often use recycled packaging. Mostly wrap my gift swaps in tissue paper / holiday neutral wrappings. Please email, if a swap was not received, mail can get lost…I’m happy to resend, also please use my address exactly as shown in the address window, thank you! Mailman said it makes it safer to arrive. We have some street confusion here (locally). For the holiday/gifts swaps I don’t care/mind how the giftwrap looks like – just to mention it, as I was asked about it. No must of course, but ideally I’d love plastic free wrapping or even noneat all, if you write the swap name on the envelope and I’m just going to keep the whole thing closed until the holidays. One of the swaps I received in 2018 was one wrapped in cloth tissue, which I thought was really cool :)


Anything handmade by you from my wishlist.

Anything for my daughter will mostly give you a heart, especially if it’s swaps for the holidays ,since we have almost no family and holidays can be a bit lonely.

Natural /vegan cosmetics (unscented is mostly best, since I have a problem to smell certain things).

Supplies to make my own natural cosmetics (beeswax, cocoa butter etc)

Essential oils especially tee trea, orange, peppermint

Anything that supports plastic free life. (examples fabric tote bags, unpaper items etc,you can check etsy for ideas)

Pretty letter opener

Nice looking spoon rests - cooking spoon rests - teabag rests - soap rests - sponge rests - pot rest (homemade lovely :) in different colors or shapes...

Fridge Magnets – we ONLY collect/interested in fridge magnets with a “real photography” of your place, city, state, country with a name of the place, city, state, country on it. Also state map magnets (but I have Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connectictut, Illinois already) Not interested in non-descriptive ones, religious themed ones …. I have more than enough fridge magnets from Prague and Israel, so please no more thank you!! I dont have for example magnets at all from these states - Delaware, Minnesota, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon, New Mexico, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, Nevada.

Touristy Postcards – city view, flora, fauna, nature, landscape only.

US mint/new stamps, worldwide used stamps or other philatelic items (FDCs, Mini Sheets, commemorative Panels) mostly flora, fauna, landscape, nature themed.

Anything from my etsy /amazon wishlist or inspired by it.

(used) Fountain pens and supplies (ink, ink samples, FP suitable envies/notecards/lettersheets, Goulet Pens giftcard etc...)

Typewriter supplies

Chocolate, flavored coffee, cacao, herbal tea (but I use mainly from my own garden)

Supplies to make herbal remedies (ex. Echinacea root).

Seeds – I have a lot for now, but currently still looking for non-GMO perennial flower seeds or roots, herbal seeds or root cuttings especially comfrey, bee balm, unusual echinaceas. I’d love to see your own homegrown collected seeds too.

Cat treats (no meat-milk mix) or toys.

Sewing supplies – thread, cute (wood) buttons, bias tape etc (no fabric currently aside from kid’s themes)

(Thrifted) pretty pillowcases, teatowels (love the ones with a painting and year calendar) for sewing projects

(wood or bamboo) Spork (not 2ndhand)

Bamboo cutlery (not 2ndhand)

bamboo or wood kitchen utensils (not 2ndhand)

Stainless steel snack/ lunch box (not 2ndhand)

Plastic free shipping supplies (tape).

Add to our collection of frogs (toy, not real ones! :)

Address Labels.

bigger sized envelopes. homemade envelopes. colorful envelopes.


plastic free Laundry Stain Stick, Soap Nuts

Love currently thin/small lined journals, I use them sometimes to write letters to pen pals. Seasonal theme on front also lovely, for letters writing in that season.

PLEASE NO – I can’t use – I currently have too much of:

No Holidays – no Xmas, no Halloween, no St Patricks, no Valentines, no Thanksgiving, no Easter … we (mostly) don’t celebrate all of these (exp Thanksgiving) and I have no use for any items related to any of these holidays. I also don’t have anyone to pass it on to. I also don’t need or expect items related to Hanukka since we have enough decoration and also going to need some space to craft our own with my daughter :) (General/neutral seasonal items are welcome)

No religious stuff in general.

No plastic whenever possible :) Especially for kids items. Especially no single use plastic items, no pens etc I'm even happy to receive the stocking stuffer swaps without wrapping :)

I NEVER ask from anyone to send food or beverages to me. ONLY send food/beverages if you really (really, really!) know what “kosher” means. Otherwise I won’t be able to eat it and can’t pass it on either. I have enough other items to choose from to send to me.

No clothing including socks. No hair accesories either, since I can’t use them.

Not into planners.

Not into calendars (unless it has Jewish holidays on).

Cookbooks/baking books/recipe collections etc usually don’t work for me.

No scent, fragrance, fragrance candles. I can’t smell certain fragrances. It gives me a headache.

No jewelry, it’s too difficult to explain what I can wear.

Prefer not to receive cross stitch kits, I have too many right now and not enough time, and mostly interested in certain kits only.

We don’t collect figurines, angels, elves, mermaids etc.

Not into keychains and also not most of the souvenirs aside from fridge magnets, postcards and philatelic items. Currently also not (much?) into coins or currency especially not from certain countries like countries of the EU, Israel, India.

Thanks to swapbot I'm currently good with the following items:

Notecards, washi, lettersets/stationery, notebooks, paperclips, bookmarks, tea towels/oven mitt, recipe cards, stickers. Scrapbook items/paper, Fabric squares (see exceptions), seeds (see exceptions) , notepads, sticky notes. No pens!! It might change in the future, but I don’t need any of these right now!! Exceptions: envelopes, especially homemade and/or bigger sized ones. I always seem to run out.

Kid’s Swaps/ My daughter – she will be 2 in May 2019 (she loves to unwrap the gifts!:)

Anything from her etsy list /amazon items.

Needle felted animals / felted play food (homemade/gently used welcome)

plates, cups, cutlery, baking utensils for her play kitchen

utensils for her play store (pretend food jars, scale etc etc)

big wooden beads for lacing or similar lacing toy

quiet book page

Books in German language, right now mostly looking for Astrid Lindgren books. Also the Pixi/Mini Books, but maybe email me before sending, as we have a lot by now, to avoid doubles. Sendung mit der Maus, Loewenzahn, Wieso, weshalb, warum (also have some by now, so please email before sending), Petterson and Findus. Used ones more than fine and welcome!

CD with German songs or plays for kid’s (Astrid Lindgren again for example) gently used more than welcome

Your Granny Square/s – still need a few more to complete her blanket. Size either 12x 12” or 6x6”

Touristy postcard package to use for postcrossing Postcards writing (preferably from the US or Michigan as we live there and most people want to receive cards from where we live...any type of cards suitable for Postcrossing is fine of course...used/vintage welcome but obviously nothing written on the back)

Postcard stamps/ stamps to use for Postcrossing - writing Postcards.

(thrifted) Scarves, hats and such for dress up / pretend play

Mini Play Silk

ATC made for her (birthday? :)

Natural / vegan toothpaste, soap, creme etc.

finger puppets / hand puppets

Anything homemade /knitted (socks etc) please ask for size, it seems to change constantly lol

Clothing or accesories for her Dolls (they are all Ragdolls or Waldorf) sized 18” and 9”

Any type of wooden / felted toys (used more then welcome, homemade of course).

Anything from nature / for her nature table (Waldorf) feathers, leaves, stones, shells, wood…. Please add a little explanation to learn from :) Seasonal neutral crafts for the nature table (ex. Snowflake in winter).

Thick paper, colored paper, paperscraps, wool scraps, felt scraps ... for first art and crafts projects

Wooden toy camera.

Seeds or items for a children’s garden / fairy garden. (would appreciate if not very small items thank you)

Touristy Postcard and/or PenPal letter, stamped and written with facts about your place/city/country, what do children like to play with in your country etc. Written in German would be great, if possible!

Stainless steel snack/ lunch box. Cloth snack bag.

Fabrics with a children theme.

Needle felting supplies. (wool, roving, batting...)

wax crayons.

counting and sorting toys

Age appropriate puzzles 2-4 years, especially wood, Ravensburger would be lovely (used more then welcome)

Felted big letters. Wood letters. Magnetic Letters. German Alphabet Letters (capital and small letters).

Please no Plastic! :) We have no TV, so all kind of comic figures don’t mean anything to her.


@Kacka waiting to be angeled for 2 flaked swaps sadly since Dec 2017 now. I guess I gave up on it.

@mgallardo68 CPG January 2018 Wishlist, never received.

@swapowl Profile Based Christmas Gift 1 per country partner AND swaphost – never received! Profile deleted! Bummer :-(


Comment: In my stocking it goes...thx!
CHOWEFACE rated for WIYM: Touristic Postcard #1 - INTL on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: thanks for the Detroit card!
HannahRheaW rated for Fill My Stocking -- January 2019 on Jan 15, 2019
nytetears rated for WIYM: Touristic Postcard #1 - INTL on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: thank you for the card I think we have swapped before :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage PC. Somehow the postcard was delivered at a wrong address, but it has reached my address this weekend!! I wish you a very happy new year, filled with joy and creativity!
Avi rated for An Etsy gift a month december on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
Eulegirl rated for AAP - Writing prompts letter (Int) on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I'll see if I can write back :)
Comment: Thank you, I received the last gift 2 days go! I hope you have a good 2019
Response: well I'm jut glad it all arrived in the end! Hope you like my gifts. Happy 2019! :)
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Dec 2018) on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful postcard. I wish you faith, love and health in 2019.
Response: thank you have a wonderful year too! :)
Comment: Thank you for the Michigan PC :)
bck rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #10 on Dec 29, 2018
CookieChops rated for Advent Calendar Swap Round 4 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all my advent goodies! Even though the original parcel didn’t arrive, you put so much effort into making sure I received everything on time! I think my favourite was the soap! Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
Response: thank you for your rating and heart, h happy you like everything and it worked out.
Comment: .I was gathering stocking stuffers and found your package mixed in Thank so much for sending it. I'm putting them into my daughter's stocking and I'm sure she will love it.
Comment: Hallo, vielen Dank für die interessante Karte, ich habe mich sehr gefreut. Ich wünsche dir frohe Weihnachten und biel Glück im neuen Jahr. Grüße aus Deutschland!
Ruthless rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - DECEMBER on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the presents I can not wait to open them.
Comment: Thank you for whatever it is, beautiful blue bag....I can't wait... Merry Christmas to you and your family
armadillogal rated for armadillogalblueskyprofileswap on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the snowflake brads. I needed those.
CWarner rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -DECEMBER on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card!

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seagull on Dec 26, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful stickers for the Profile Based Xmas Gift #2 ⛄ Merry Christmas!!

bluerose3 on Dec 7, 2018:

Thank you for the notecards from the swap Fill my stocking international-august. Very pretty.

clutterfree on Sep 21, 2018:

from AWG...thank you for granting me wishes for my birthday with a thoughtful card and some seedgeeks seeds :) Charlene

kaypendragon on Sep 12, 2018:

Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes!

Artistic on Sep 11, 2018:

AWG: Thank you for the card set as a September wish granted!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Sep 10, 2018:

Thanks for the cute window clings! (AWG) I’ve already put them on my back door where I can see them every day :)

goinjenny on Sep 10, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and stamps in AWG September!!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 25, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard!


CariahCreates on Jul 24, 2018:

Thank you for the seeds from my AWG July wishlist!

bluehairedmary on Jul 23, 2018:

Thank you so so so much for thinking of me for the July AWG wishlist! I love the goodies from etsy! Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday all month long!

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