Swap-bot Time: June 30, 2022 3:39 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: June 28, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 24 June 2022

Please be patient for ratings. I have a hold on our mail because the front steps of our home (built in 1930) are being restored. They will be beautiful when they are done. It's a little inconvenient until then. In the meantime, I'll enter ratings based on what I see from Informed Delivery.

My kitchen is my craft room because I love cooking and baking. We are vegetarians, doing our bit for climate change. These days I'm simplifying complicated recipes, like crustless cheese-less quiche with three ingredients plus salt, pepper and herbs. What are your favorite foods? How do you make them? I drink lots of tea, mostly herbal now, if a swap suggests sending tea in sealed packets.


I send the blank postcards I receive to family and friends and people on Postcrossing. Please send colorful and cheerful postcards that you'd happily send your family and friends. If you're sending me a naked postcard, please send one that's a favorite of yours, sender's choice or for a swap with a theme.

No, thank you. Sorry, no hearts. Postcards to color, postcards for Christian holidays and legends, and Zazzle postcards. Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards. Not those childish Distributed by Michael's Inc. designs. Please, no junk.

manders loves kawaii

Omurice is a wonderful quick dinner. I make it with Trader Joe's Japanese Fried Rice and extra frozen vegetables, thin omelettes that we lay over the fried rice, and ketchup. And now it's turning up in kawaii like Ojipan and I love them all!

My favorite kawaii has a face. I love food with faces and anchovies with legs and animals in an unlikely milieu like cat servers at faux Starbucks. I enjoy most characters, especially San-X.

No, thanks. Poo and bottoms aren't kawaii to me. 3D stickers from sheets and sticker flakes, especially PVC and puffy. Real photos made cute aren't so cute to me. Unicorns are too sweet for me.

No, thank you

  • Christian holidays, etc. I'm Jewish.
  • Ephemera, scrap book paper, die cuts, and the like. My phone is my planner.
  • Extras. I have plenty of kawaii, stickers and washi tape. The extras I send are more of what the swap is for, e.g., an extra postcard or kawaii sticker flakes.
  • Food. We keep kosher and we are vegetarians.
  • Glitter, sequins and other tiny metallic or plastic bits
  • Plastic, if possible. Reuse those bubble mailers!
  • Postcards: see above
  • Tobacco smoke residue aka thirdhand smoke. See also thirdhandsmoke.org.
  • Unicorns, except the Unicorn Tapestries dating from the late Middle Ages.


cloudjun rated for KSU: Washi tape samples on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: aww im sure there were lots of treasures to be found going through the house c: thank you for sharing with me, and also for the super cute washi samples!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: I hope the light at the end of the tunnel is behind you now. Thanks for the goodies. New to me stuff FTW! =D
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9F on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Glad you had a fun trip when it was still cold up there. Seeing green and feeling warmth is always nice! I hope it’s warm now! Love all the postcards and I’m keeping the Ukraine one! Fun washi envelope! Thank you for joining!!!! xoxo
Comment: Great bright geometric envie and super cool cards & stickers inside! Thanks for a lovely swap!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: I think there's a LOT more than 25 here manders. Nice. Thanks for spoiling me, and I'm glad you took a moment for you.
Response: You're welcome. I think extras should be what you're swapping for rather than some random other things you -might- like.
Bavarija rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #38 on Jun 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: You're welcome!
Tricia22 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - June 2022 on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Meet me... under the stars on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: OMG You did an amazing job selecting for this theme. I'm now kinda embarrassed I didn't think outside the box more. Wonderful wonderful swap!
Response: Was it the alarm clock that got ya?!!
grammypammy rated for CPG QUICKIE: Summer PC - US on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Zinnias PC and for sharing with me about your weather and flowers! Enjoy your day!
Response: You're welcome! We now have one pink peony open and lots of tight little round buds.
riviwriter rated for UHM: Blank Postcards Swap on May 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards and for the sweet note! Your note about being Jewish on swap-bot is so real :) Sending love your way! Happy spring
Response: You're welcome. Happy spring now that it's here. The lilies of the valley are blooming now and I can smell them when I'm working in the yard.
captkristi rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #28 on May 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you!! Love those stickers and I am currently soaking off the stamps. They are very cool. St Francis of Assisi is one of my favorite historical persons!!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the nice and weird cards! Weird is always welcome! I think I have heard of Cindy Sherman - thanks for including hers! Overall a great envie that brightened my day! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! I'm always happy to share my weird postcards.
turboneko rated for KSU: 20 Mind Wave Flake Stickers! on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flakes! ^_^
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like you had a great trip!
Response: You're welcome! Yes I did!
Net3811 rated for Note on a Postalette on May 7, 2022
Comment: I love your submarine postalette! I've never seen printed postalette's before and loved getting one so unique! Thanks also for the extra.
Response: You're welcome. The copyright date on my pad of Yellow Submarine postalettes is 2005. I've had them forever!
Comment: Wonderful selection, wonderful mess. =D Travel safely, and have fun.
Response: I am leaving behind all sorts of completed tasks and I'm sure I'll enjoy the trip all the more!
Comment: OMG manders! The internal organs washi!!!! You find the best washi! Loved the too many flakes, too. Happy dance!!!
Response: I thought you might enjoy those body parts!
turboneko rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii: 30 flakes! on Apr 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment ^_^
Response: You're so welcome!
Comment: Meredith, thank you so much for your swap. That's such a cute bag for the stickers. Hope you're doing well!
Response: You're welcome. We are well. Greg's TA has Covid now so he's teaching some discussion sections in the five-day quarantine.
turtles27 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 5 Washi Samples - US on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Washi! I'm so thrilled you have some with dragonflies, so pretty!
Response: You're welcome. I was thrilled that I could fulfill your wish!

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kiddomerriweather on Jun 26, 2022:

Thank you for the June WW! You're right! I did need more kawaii letter sets as I already went through all the ones you sent last time. I appreciate the washi samples as well. Thank you for the birthday well wishes also. =D

OrigamiGrace on Jun 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for the nice letter and sticker rak!! Ugh, you are a busy busy lady! But thank you for thinking of me!!! Hope to see you back swapping asap!

Mimosagirl on Jun 13, 2022:

Thank you for sharing postcards! :) these are great! WW June

Highlander18 on Jun 10, 2022:

Thank you very much for the WW - Lantern Press beautiful postcards!! Would be happy to do a separate trade if you like.

Ikat78 on Jun 10, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful washi envie with washi samples! Those are always so fun to receive. June WW made my day.

susieq11 on May 14, 2022:

Thank you for all the dessert recipes for WW April! I got two envelopes today! Both postmarked this week but one dated in April. So I think that’s what it was for? All the recipes look so delicious and I’ll be trying them sometime soon I hope! Yum! Thanks so much for thinking of me!!! : )

Ikat78 on Mar 28, 2022:

Thank you for the used postage RAK from WW group. :)

debbiespoms on Mar 19, 2022:

Aren't you just the sweetest person ever! Thank you so much, for the Profile RAK wish, for all the sheets of Kawaii memo sheets. You didn't have to do that. But thank you for being so thoughtful though and I love what you sent me! Enjoy yourself making cookies for your Jewish holiday. I love to bake! Esp. cookies.

kiddomerriweather on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you for the kawaii letter sets you sent for my March WW! They are much needed and appreciated.

susieq11 on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the stamps RAK in WW! I love them - so many from countries I rarely get mail from, yay! Thanks for offering these! xoxo

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