Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 1:35 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2007
Last Online: July 30, 2009
Birthday: July 6
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, Christmas Ornaments, Book Marks, Polymer Clay Molds

Favorite Music

Classical, Inspirational, Christian

Favorite Books

I love to read almost anything! I have a large collection of children's books that grows weekly. I also love cookbooks and scrapbooking books. I'm a fan of Oprah's Book club too!

P.S. I'm a literacy specialist so I can use all sorts of things related to reading & writing. I especially like things for my office and wearable publicity for literacy (t-shirts, pins, etc.)

About Me

My family is the most important thing to me. My husband is a cowboy and a firefighter/paramedic. He is also a fabulous campfire or grill cook and loves Civil War/Confederate books. We have one daughter, Emma, who starts second grade this fall. She loves glitter, pink, bling, Littlest Pet Shop toys, and girly things. I always appreciate nice things for my family.

Favorite Foods

I love candy! (but no sugar-free stuff--I'm allergic to aspertame, phenylanine, etc.) Chocolate is definitely this girl's best friend, especially if it has caramel too. I love to make cupcakes and decorate cakes! (I also like anything related to cupcakes or chocolate, like things decorated with them.) I love chicken recipes and mexican food too, especially salsa.

Favorite Things


roses (especially the delicate pink ones)-

Cookie Cutters and baking things-

Cake Decorating Books-

blue and white combination-

funky aprons, or feminine ones-

quality black or red teas (especially fruity ones)

demitasse tea cups-

tea pots-

rhinestones and other glittery stuff-

lavender--the scent and the flower (A swap partner once sent an olive oil & lavender soap by Olivia that is divine, if you can find it)

fuzzy socks, especially if you make them but I love storebought too (but no wool, please)-

SLEEP and related things (soft music, eye mask, lavender pillow spray, etc.)-

Handmade things, especially sewing crafts-

unusual or interesting things from your area-

Things I Don't Like

Sugar-free (allergies to aspertame, phynllanine, nutrasweet and such),
Green and Herbal Teas,
dark-spirited things (like goblins, swearing, gothic, etc.),
cheap junk (and I'll send nice packages too)
no sends

One-on-One Swaps

I love to do one-on-one swaps! See the following lists but I take suggestions too--let's keep our mailboxes full to the brim.

Things I'd love to have:
-prima flowers (any size, any color)
-quality teas (black, red, and white--but no herbal or green)
-things with my name on them (Merica) -embellishments for scrapbooking (brads, eyelets, riboon, buttons, dimensional stickers, etc.)
-lavendar scented soap, bath salts, essential oil, etc.
-girly things for my 7-year-old -used Gymboree clothing for girl, sizes 7 or 8
-fall or christmas chunky book

Things I can send you: -strawberry or chocolate pocky
-handmade bookmarks or book thongs
-variety of teas
-6x6 recipe cards
-swap cards with your image
-Arkansas, USA items
-quality used baby girl clothes, up to size 6
-variety of scrapbooking papers, embellishments, etc. from my stash

Home Decor

My kitchen is decorated in vintage fruit. The colors are muted, somewhat faded. I love kitchen things--dishcloths, cookie cutters, gadgets, small framed art, etc. I also enjoy vintage prints of all kinds.

My bedroom is very traditional in cherry wood with blue and white linens and accessories. I especially love blue toile prints or white pillowcases with some type of trim like lace or embroidery.

My daughter's room is light pink and purple with Disney Princesses. She loves things with her name on them.

The rest of my house is hodge-podge, basic khaki. I appreciate that it is a place to relax and so I love cozy throw blankets, candles, and things that make it feel homey. Oh, I love to decorate for Christmas and Easter.


Comment: Hello Merica, Thank you for the two recipes you sent me for the "E and F Recipe" Swap. Both sound interesting and ones I would like to try. So, they will go on my lists of recipes I want to try during 2008. Your recipe cards will have a place in my A-Z recipe collection and will proudly be put into my special A-Z Recipe Book once I begin working on that down the road. I look forward to future swaps together, both here and out in the bigger Swap-bot world. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping! I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season and that your 2008 is filled with all the best. Barb sleepingrover2010 P.S. Sorry I am so slow in rating this swap, but I was gone for 6weeks and returned right before Christmas. Before I knew it, it was 2008. Please know that I received your recipe.
Comment: thanks so much for all the goodies in the big package you sent me. thanks so much!
Cnvingltlbtch rated for 25 Days of Christmas - US only on Nov 29, 2007
Comment: My stuff arrived last night as well as the snow. I so wanted to open all of it. I was in a christmasy mood. But I'm being good and waiting.
honeyspur rated for Lavender Lovers Swap USA on Nov 20, 2007
Comment: Wow! I was SOO excited about this swap and you made it even better by sending early! Thank you a million times for this fabulous box of lavender treats! And you read my mind sending so much soap - you have no idea how important this is to me!! I only use natural soaps due to sensitive skin and was praying I'd get lots of it! ^_^ I love the body spray and tea too - this was a star package! Dozens of hearts for this - not just one!
Comment: the cards did not have the required embellishments on them.
JennaZ rated for WLS LOVES pink! on Nov 8, 2007
Comment: Thanks! Lovely package and a nice note too!
KnittingCateling rated for The 25 Hearts Club on Nov 8, 2007
Comment: Thank you for the crossword puzzle book and small skein of yarn. The package met swap requirements (which were rather vague), but I was disappointed to receive such a skimpy package in a swap for 25+ hearts. Definitely did not meet my expectations.
Response: The yarn was a high-end skein of bamboo yarn. There were few clues in this person's profile so I went with what was there--knitting and crosswords. The requirements were small but thoughtful.
5elementknitr rated for Profile Surprise Swap USA on Nov 6, 2007
Comment: Love the yarn!
swapusilly rated for kids kids kids on Nov 5, 2007
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package Sophia loved it!
Theka rated for Fruity Tea Swap on Nov 5, 2007
Comment: I love the tea! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks, Merica! They both look great and I can't wait to try them. As always, such pretty cards, too.
Comment: You did such a great job on the cards. I can't wait to try the recipes!
Puchita rated for Fruity Tea Swap on Oct 31, 2007
Comment: Thanks for the tea!!!
niecedenise rated for cookie cutters swap on Oct 29, 2007
Comment: Love the leaf cookie cutters. Just wish there had been a little note in with them.
summerivy rated for Swap Genie, Grant me a Wish! on Oct 26, 2007
Comment: LOL thank you
storylaura rated for More Book Thongs! on Oct 22, 2007
Comment: Thanks. The bookmark is really pretty.
MissThundercat rated for Tea Bags all over the world! on Oct 20, 2007
Comment: thanks!
Comment: I recieved your Teas today, Can't wait to try them,, It is suppose to rain tonight,, so This will be a perfect night to relax with a nice cup of tea. Thank you for the swap.
lamazon rated for My 5 favourite teabags on Oct 18, 2007
Comment: Thanks !

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monstermansmum05 on Oct 16, 2007:

Thanks for the chocolate pocky you sent, for forum tag swap(US only)! My son loved them:)

Take care, Britt

purple1740 on Oct 15, 2007:

I got my baggie of fibers today. I have no fibers and I am so pleased with what you have sent. Cant wait to play. ty very much!!

Amberly on Oct 14, 2007:

Received my package for our one-on-one swap and I am very delighted with the details of items you included. My son loves the books and I love the teas, cancelled stamps, and the shamrocks, and all the other items-it would take too much time to list them all! Wonderful trade-thanks!!!

Christina on Sep 24, 2007:

Thaank you for the beautiful book thong! Very original! :)

girlonaglide on Sep 10, 2007:

Thanks so much for the swell package I received today! The swap cards were GREAT! I love that you included my little South Park me! ♥ Juli

candi on Sep 9, 2007:

I am so glad you like your PINK matchbox!

Cherries on Aug 31, 2007:

Thanks so much for the DIY 6x6 recipe kit. If I had received it before I went to the market today, my dinner guests would have been eating Double Berry Vanilla Cream Pie for dessert!

wendyswoolies on Aug 24, 2007:

Thanks for the rating - hope the chocolate bar met your expectations!

Beckster on Aug 16, 2007:

I absolutely LOVE the altered journal you sent me! I'm going to use it for my swap journal. Thank you!

MommysCrafting on Aug 8, 2007:

Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe card. I put mine in the mail today!

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