Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2017 7:54 am


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! 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 have a husband and five kids, ranging in age from 16 to 4. I have two cockatiels and three rabbits. I live in Arizona.

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. However, I never met a color I didn't like!

Animals: I love the duck-billed platypus! They are my 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. I also love hedgehogs, Basset Hounds, cockatiels, mallard ducks, walruses, sea horses, and turtles/tortoises

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

Crafts: Crocheting and knitting. I also enjoy sewing simple things and 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.

More detailed descriptions of what I like are below. Feel free to read what you like and skip what is irrelevant:

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. Those are my main crafts, but I also like to sew and cross stitch occasionally. I have tried my hand at ATCs. I love to try new crafts.

Please if you have no use for your unwanted leftover yarn balls, please send them my way! I make little things from yarn leftovers all the time and I love to have variety in colors. I would be so happy to take them off your hands.

My collections/FYI:

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

My Other Collections:

Platypuses (Platypi?)

anything Mario Brothers related (especially one-up mushrooms)

leftover yarn balls

acrylic worsted weight yarn

nicely made ATCs (I especially love profile based ones)

jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings for pierced ears, toe rings), 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! :-D

Nativity scenes

yarn needles (large eye, blunt)

plastic safety eyes for crafts (any size)

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 (pen pal 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

sugar free candy/treats


Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving

exercise dvds or blu rays (new or used)

hanging hand towels (especially seasonal/holiday), handmade or store bought

Stickers (Flat ones rather than 3 dimensional)

potholders/hot pads (especially seasonal/holiday ones), handmade or store bought

piano or flute sheet music

seahorse related things

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

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! I collect them and decorate with them at Christmas.)

Anything that has to do with platypuses


I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

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

Coffee or tea

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic

Skulls (although I love Halloween, this is the one thing I don't like. Interestingly enough, I like full body skeletons.)

Nudity, sexual references, foul language or excessive violence.

Sexy romance novels

I don't do scrap booking or card making

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

Monkeys and apes (with the exception of sock monkeys)

Zazzle or other printed postcards


To whom it may concern, these are the kinds of postcards I really like:


Black and White







Founding Fathers

Autumn leaves (or any Fall pictures)



Snow Scenes



Hawaii (or other island pictures)


Foreign language (not English) on the card

Churches/temples or other religious buildings




Native dress/costume

Sea Animals (especially sea horses)




Norman Rockwell

Book/reading related

Hot air balloons



Multiview without borders


Basset Hound dogs




Mallard ducks


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful vintage Mickey and Minnie on Main Street card, adorable Toy Story Alien and Lotso stickers, Nobel postage, and for sharing your Disney memories! I visited Disney World as a child (8 years old) and two years ago for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and I visited Disneyland once also as a young child; it was fascinating to revisit favorites as an adult :) Your card made me smile to recall how happy I was in 2015 to experience the performers sing and dance "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" (which I performed in college show choir) as my friends and I strolled down Main Street around 8 AM. ♥
Comment: The clematis is a lovely flower... thank you!
Tinker60 rated for P&M Train Postcard on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful train PC - thank you so much. I would prefer going on the railway rather than going by helicopter or mules. . . just would be so wonderful to sit back and enjoy the scenery in comfort. Thanks again for the great PC for this swap ~~
Vickimac rated for SWAPS`Halloween post card on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: OOOH I LOVE this postcard!! Vintage Halloween is the best, thank you so much! I really like the fairies and goblins
jendoggie rated for I Love Disney - USA on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: I haven't been to Disney in about 10 years. I have been to both parks. I love them both.
sdin2pink rated for I Love Disney - USA on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great PC.
Momskii rated for WIYM- Christmas Cards on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: thanks & Merry Christmas to you and yours early
EmilyT rated for Map & Flag Pc Sent Naked #1 on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the VA map (w/flag) and the CO postage🗺️
Comment: Thanks for the buildings & neon lights of Nevada!
jn6754 rated for Postcard Swap - State Capitol - USA on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Great card!! I like the age.
Comment: Thank you Marinda for the very beautiful Grand Canyon postcard - such wonderful colours!! LOVELY <3
EmilyT rated for TEXAS PC INTERNATIONAL on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Texas map pc & postage! Thanks for participating! And since you asked I am thinking of a FL pc, look for it to come up next week!
Fieke rated for ANIMAL PC #8 H is for... on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the hedgehog card from Beatrix Potter. I love her PC's :)
Comment: I'm STILL looking for the clock! Thanks so much for the great pc.
Comment: Thank you for the surgery 3D PC. I have always been able to see those pictures so thank you for sending one. I don't have one on my collection. I'm going to take it to work to see if any of my friends can see it.
kssunlover1947 rated for TEXAS pc USA only on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Dallas card. I have been to Ft Worth but other than a large Flea Market I have not been into Dallas.
clutterfree rated for Five Partner Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC, note and verse of encouragement to send me back to work...my summer went by way to fast..hope you are having cooler temps by now. Our fall colors are showing!!...Charlene
chendaleh rated for Disney Postcard Swap #6 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great PC!!!
Comment: Thank you

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Drachenfrau on Jul 21, 2017:

You are very welcome! :-)

Vickyen on Jun 27, 2017:

Hi! So glad you enjoyed the postalettes! Hoping to be able to do the RAK again in the next couple of months! Hugs ;)

tyracrafty on May 26, 2017:

Thank you for sending back my postcard!

HelenG6 on Apr 20, 2017:

Thank you for angelling for " Christmas *postcard with a theme #9 Happy New Year, due 19DEC16 that you hosted last year. I'm not sure what you do with the swapper who does not contact you about the swap. She has not been suspended yet and just added for her rating that you angelled her swap.

bb2 on Apr 16, 2017:

Popping in to say Happy Birthday!

greygooselime on Feb 17, 2017:

All four postcards arrived safe and sound today. Thank you so much!

greygooselime on Feb 13, 2017:

Hi Marinda, the last postcard of your four is going out in today's mail. I have been throwing in the mail one day at a time to spread them out. I hope they all make it to you safely! Susan

mandigutterrose on Feb 10, 2017:

I received my postcards back, thank you so much for personalizing each one. :) Keep 4 Send 4

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

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