Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2018 7:28 am


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: March 18, 2018
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 cute puppy Valentine's card.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentine's card.
Comment: Sorry to rate late. Thank you.
jukejan rated for WIYM: Fold n Seal/Postalette #9 on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Love the very vintage fold-a-note and your wonderfully chatty letter. Snail mail brightened my day, thanks!
Comment: Got your cute fold 'n seal note today...thank you! And I do hope your move goes smoothly.
Ruthless rated for WIYM: Fold n Seal/Postalette #8 on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Pretty spring postalette! I enjoyed your note. Thank you!
goinjenny rated for WPS - Valentine's Day Postcard on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Fold n Seal/Postalette #8 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Marinda! Thank you for the very cute postulate - it is springy! I am so ready, how about you? Loved hearing about your soccer kiddos - sure miss those days! I have not watched much of the olympics but the little I saw was amazing! Does anyone get enough sleep these days? Sad but true! Thanks for the visit and for joining the swap! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card & stickers! PANDAS!! Happy Valentine's Day!
shannonlinde rated for Puppy Love Card Swap on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Miranda!!! What a cute kitten! Looks like he's into a little mischief with that ball of yarn! LOVE him! Thank you for the bible cards! I am going to put them in my Art Journaling Bible! Happy Valentine's Day! :) Shannon
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks, Marinda. Adorable card!
porpie5 rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Jan 2018 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card! Yes! I have been to the Grand Canyon! My pictures did not do it justice! I have always wanted to walk down to the bottom, but it's never happened - yet! Perhaps I should have gone earlier in my life! haha! I love AZ dry heat!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I like them! The card was so cute too! This is a fun swap! I liked the Man Overboard joke!
kathiann rated for WIYM: Fold n Seal/Postalette # 7 on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card (also, I love the stamps you used!)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable doggy Valentine's Day card. seeing his name on the envelope & enjoyed the note as well. Happy ♥ Day!
Comment: Grayson is a cat person all the way! We loved the Valentine's Day card you sent. The kitty on it was so cute & Grayson loved it. Have a happy ♥ day!
Comment: Thank you so much for addressing the card to my daughter & her fiancé. They will be thrilled! Happy Valentine's Day <3
Comment: Thank you for the card :] I loved reading about "Jackie" and her surprise eggs, that is the most cutest thing ever <3 <3 <3 <3

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MissBrenda on Jan 5, 2018:

Awe! Love hedgehogs! So cute!

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

ReadMoreBooks33 on Nov 28, 2017:

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!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

Vickimac on Dec 11, 2016:

letter going out tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

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