Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 7:42 pm


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: August 19, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

Here is a quick little run down about me so you can get to know me better. I am a stay-at-home mom. My family consists of my husband and our five children, ranging in age from 17 to 6. I have two cockatiels. I live in Arizona. Hot!!πŸ˜“

I love swapping on swap-bot. It is something that I do for "me" to brighten the otherwise mundane housework, grocery shopping, homework, carpooling, etc. of everyday life. I LOVE SNAIL MAIL!


Colors: any and all shades of green, my very favorite is dark/forest green. I also love deep purple. I especially enjoy green and purple combinations. However, I like all colors. I never met a color I didn't like!

Animals: I love the duck-billed platypus! It is my very favorite animal. I am fascinated with those creatures. They seem like they were made from a bunch of "leftovers" after all the other animals were made.

Also on my favorite animal list are: hedgehogs, Basset Hounds, cockatiels, mallard ducks, walruses, sea horses, and turtles/tortoises

Hobbies: Playing the piano, reading, soccer (I'm a "soccer mom"), crocheting, knitting, exercising, recycling, adding to my collections

Crafts: Crocheting and knitting. I also enjoy cross stitching occasionally. I have tried ATCs in the past and enjoy those, but only when I'm feeling creative; my creativity seems to come and go, usually corresponding with the amount of free time I have. (Which, right now in my life is pretty much nil.) πŸ˜„

More detailed descriptions of what I like are below. Feel free to read what you like and skip what isn't relevant:

Favorite Books

I love to read. For an idea of what kinds of books I like: crochet or knitting books, magazines or pamphlets; Harry Potter; Jane Austen; "The Host"by Stephenie Meyer; sweet/clean reads; always happy endings; suspense

I dislike sexy romance novels and books with a lot of gory violence.

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit and crochet.

Note: If you have no use for and don't know what to do with your leftover yarn balls, you can send them my way! I make little things from yarn leftovers all the time and I love to have variety in colors.

My collections/FYI:

Favorite collection: I love to collect NATIVITY Christmas ornaments. (Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, and/or wisemen.)

My Other collections:

Anything with a platypus on it

leftover yarn balls

acrylic worsted weight yarn

nicely made ATCs (I especially love profile based ones)

jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings for pierced ears), handmade or store bought

Christmas postcards, store bought, blank/unused

Postcards, blank (prefer non-touristy, but I like all postcards)

Advent Calendars

Other things I LOVE:

Here is my wishlist. Anything from this list will make me very happy:

stories or anything relating to adoption(s), (near and dear to my heart)

anything from my collections section above! πŸ˜„

Nativity scenes

pocket tissues with designs

scented lip gloss

personal address labels

Deco tape/washi tape

perfume samples

colorful pens/gel pens

Anything (postcards, note cards, images, etc.) in a language foreign to my native English

Images of sunsets on the beach

Baymax from "Big Hero 6", especially in his "fluffy" state, not in uniform

sock monkeys

handwritten letters. A letter from YOU would make my day!

Decorative bandages (Any and all designs or pictures)

decorative envelopes, store bought or handmade

gift cards to anywhere


Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving

exercise dvds, blu rays or xbox one games (new or used)

(Buttoned) hanging hand towels, handmade or store bought

Stickers (much prefer flat ones rather than pop up/3D)

potholders/hot pads, handmade or store bought

piano or flute sheet music 🎢


Holiday cards for any holiday, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc., store bought or handmade, blank/unused

hair accessories, barettes, clips, headbands, etc.

sugar free mints/gum

Snow! Snow flakes and snow scenes. We don't get any snow here, and I am glad, but I really think it is beautiful and sometimes I feel I am missing out.

wrapping paper/gift wrap (Christmas, birthday, all occasion, wedding, baby, etc.)

A handmade (or store bought) half apron with pocket(s)

I am a fan of the paranormal, especially ghosts! I love ghost stories and personal paranormal accounts. I would LOVE to hear yours if you are willing to share your experience! (I am not a fan of the bloody, gory, dark, or evil, however.)

Anything from (or similar to) my etsy favorites

An advent calendar ( love advent calendars of any kind. I love the countdown to Christmas.)

Anything that has to do with platypuses


To whom it may concern/postcard preferences:

I love nearly all postcards, but here is a list of the postcards I particularly enjoy:


Fluffy and/or soft animals, domestic or wild, (photographs that make you want to touch or pet them)

Sea creatures, especially sea horses



Mallard ducks




Beautiful Religious buildings (outside or inside)


Hawaii or other tropical islands

Beautiful sunsets

Norman Rockwell




Vintage (true vintage rather than copies)

Non touristy

Multiview without borders (the pictures fade into each other)


Bassett hound dogs

Cats or dogs

Airplanes in flight

Rainbows (real life photographs)



Autumn leaves or other Fall photographs

Nativity scenes

Native/cultural dress

Books/reading related


Founding fathers

Holidays (any)

Black and White photographs

Anything relating to my likes or collections above

A note about postcard preferences: I mostly prefer postcards sent naked in an envelope if the swap asks for a choice. I love swapping postcards and it is nice to have a variety in my stash. However, I enjoy almost as much to receive stamped and written on postcards, especially if the postcard is from my postcard preferences list above, has a nice, longish handwritten note on it, is nicely decorated and/or has awesome stamps on the back. 🀩


I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

For recipe swaps: alcohol, eggplant, nuts, seafood, soy or tofu as ingredients.

Coffee or tea.Β  I don't drink these.Β  Sometimes I drink herbal teas.

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic

Skulls (although I love Halloween, this is the one thing I find too creepy for my taste. Interestingly though, I like full body skeletons.)

Foul language or excessive violence, erotica.Β 

Sexy romance novels

Zazzle (or other printed) postcards. I'm not quite sure why. I think it has to do with their disproportionate shape and/or paper quality.

I don't do scrap booking or card making

I have all the notebooks, journals, note cards and stationery I need.Β 

Not a fan of Monkeys and apes (with the exception of sock monkeys).Β  The only animals I don't care for much.Β  Again, not really sure why! πŸ™„

Thank you!


Gatzcat rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - I - US ONLY on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great answers.
Eulegirl rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks! This looks like a beautiful place. Enjoyed your answers, too!
CookieMomster78 rated for Vintage PC Swap #2 - Bridge on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Oh what fun this card of London bridge is, Thank you for sharing it with me, Marinda. I love it! The vintage postage stamps used to mail it all also much appreciated β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ˜‰πŸ₯°πŸ’œπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ€©πŸ€—
Conniegirl rated for Postalette Swap on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like you had a fun summer. :)
goinjenny rated for Sunrise/Sunset on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Comment: I saw dolphins at SeaWorld in Orlando. But their exhibit was being renovated so we didn't get the touching experience. Love dolphins and nice stamps!
Hyshu rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #2 on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great card! Happy Reading!!
Comment: Thanks for Niagara postcard. It is on my do not send list.hope your sister has a great honeymoon.
HappyMom rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - H - US ONLY on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Love the Lahaina card and your answers :) Thanks!
NRGordon rated for Waterfalls all over the world/2 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and note. There are no big waterfalls around here. Even in the White Mountains, two hours away, there some lovely ones but none more than about a thirty foot drop.
loverofpostcards rated for Sunrise/Sunset on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a great Waikiki postcard
kssunlover1947 rated for Sunrise/Sunset on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love the sunsets/sunrises we have here in KS also.
aspens rated for Themed Postcard Swap #1 - Rope on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Great pick for this swap! How fun that you got to visit Wyoming. Happy summer!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! My daughters love Totoro
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Comment: Cool card! Thank you! Enjoy the rest of the summer.
bearnbabs rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Loved the PC. I collect blk and white and Sienna PC's. It's a great addition to my collection.Love your answers. And the old stamps are wonderful. I collect stamps too. Have a great day and thanks for sharing. bearnbabs P.S. I lived in Phx for 12 yrs.
shinyserra rated for Postalette Swap on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Your family reunion sounds magical!
Francella rated for Christmas in July: Postcard Swap on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: I have been abroad hence my late rating.... But it was such a lovely surprise to find this poscard waiting for me, I loved it. Thank you :)
Comment: Very pretty bridge. Hawaii is on my bucket list too..hopefully next year.

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Heirloom on Apr 17, 2019:

A litle late but the sentiment is the same...happy birthday, Marinda!!

bb2 on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday, Marinda! I hope your special day was full of surprises, sweets and family hugs. God bless.

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


rubyhousesliprs on Jan 1, 2019:

Glad you liked the angel swap! Happy New Year!!

millie52 on Dec 28, 2018:

These elves are so cute! Thank you for angeling this swap. Happy New year.

Zefaniya on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you for the cute Disney Christmas card! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„

luckycharms on Dec 23, 2018:

Thank you for being an Angel for the Polar bear card swap! Its a cute Card, but best is my daughter wanted to open and the confetti went all over her!!! lol.. Merry Christmas!!!

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