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marinda

marinda
Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: December 18, 2018
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
My etsy favorites

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!!😓

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!

SOME OF MY FAVORITES:

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.) 😄

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! 😄

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

Christmas!

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 🎶

seahorses

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

POSTCARDS:

To whom it may concern/postcard preferences:

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

Platypus

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

Sea creatures, especially sea horses

Hedgehogs

Tortoises

Mallard ducks

Birds

Deer/elk

Cows

Beautiful Religious buildings (outside or inside)

Castles/palaces

Hawaii or other tropical islands

Beautiful sunsets

Norman Rockwell

Frogs

Beach

Christmas

Vintage (true vintage rather than copies)

Non touristy

Multiview without borders (the pictures fade into each other)

Fantasy

Bassett hound dogs

Cats or dogs

Airplanes in flight

Rainbows (real life photographs)

Waterfalls

Greenery

Autumn leaves or other Fall photographs

Nativity scenes

Native/cultural dress

Books/reading related

Walruses

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. 🤩

Dislikes:

I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

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

Coffee or tea.  I don't drink these.  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. 

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. 

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

Thank you!

Ratings

mcovey rated for SMS-USA Christmas PC Swap on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for nice Christmas pc , I love it !
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card. Enjoy Christmas and 2019!
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BabyBee78 rated for 🕊️ Bird Xmas Card on Dec 15, 2018
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Highlander18 rated for States PC OHIO on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Toledo Ohio card. You are right - Colorado is very unpredictable. One January we had 76 degrees. Sometimes snow for Christmas and sometimes not, but the Mountains are gorgeous!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card PC. Wishing you the best in 2019 and a Merry Christmas.
SamiE rated for Brenda's Snowman Card Swap on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: A very sweet card. Many thanks and thanks for the extras. Happy Holidays.
me2az50 rated for Brenda's Snowman Card Swap on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank yo for the Snowman Christmas card and the stamps. Merry Christmas.
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!
fbresnah rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Postcard Swap! on Dec 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card! Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Very cute reindeer! Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Love the Christmas card, and thank you for the kind message!
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
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Comment: Thank you! Have a great 2019!
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Comment: Thank you thank you. So cute! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Snowman!
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Comment: thank you for the card.. its been fun getting specific Christmas cards....great idea of a polar bear!...cheers!!
armadillogal rated for Christmas Card -SNOWMAN-USA on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card. Believe it or not we passed through your area on Sunday...went to the donut shop by the pet place and basha's...I was getting a few munzees.
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Comment: Aw Santa is so cute! Thanks for the great upcycled card!! Love the awesome vintage stamps too!! xx

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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:

HappyThanksgiving

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

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!

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