Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2024 12:37 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2022
Last Online: November 17, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hi there! I'm Laura.

I'm a newbie for now....

I'm a 36 year-old mama to a spicy 3 year-old named Benjamin. I recently moved from Arizona to Long Island, New York and so far the winter is kicking my bum!

I have previously worked as a Montessori teacher of 3-6 year-olds but right now I'm trying to figure out my next move here on the East Coast.

Swap-related info that might be useful: * Favorite colors: dark teal/peacock/any shade of blue/yellow/green *Favorite artist: Marjolein Bastin (I love botanical/nature illustrations and watercolors) *Favorite show: Buffy the Vampore Slayer * Favorite candy: anything chocolate * Least favorite color: purple * Other random loves: hedgehogs, lemons, bees, sunflowers, the British flag/anything related to England (I'm from there), anything with a "B" or my son's name (Ben/Benjamin) on it, jokes, washi tape, washi tape stickers, stickers, dark chocolate, black currant flavored anything. My son loves fire tucks and constuction vehicles.

Washi Wishlist: * bees * hedgehogs * any shade of yellow/blue/green *sunflowers *Fall/Halloween (but not gorey/scary) * nature * any watercolor style * words * Hawaii * Britain * food. (No thank you to Kawaii/Anime/girly)

Favorite Music

I love discovering new music. My tastes vary from pop to oldies to alternative to rock and some country. I also enjoy listening to ambient soundtracks, like "Rainy Day Cafe" or "Thunderstorm". There's a really cool website called ambient-mixer.com where you can even create your own ambient soundtrack from a massive library of sounds.

Favorite Books

One of my goals is to become an avid reader again. I read a lot as a kid but haven't done much as an adult. I recently checked out Drew Barrymore's "Rebel Homemaker" from the library and my goal is to actually read it. We'll see!

Favorite Television

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my all-time favorite show. I rewatch it often, as well as the YouTube review videos by Passion of the Nerd.

I also got into New Girl but never finished it.

Other than that I don't really watch any other shows.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite favorite thing is washi tape! I love collecting new kinds. Basically if you send me some you are guaranteed a heart! Now I just need to find a way to use them!

Crafting-wise, I am all over the place. I have supplies for just about anything, including:

  • clay
  • paper crafts
  • shrinky dinks
  • washi tape and stickers
  • rubber stamping
  • drawing/coloring/painting
  • I have a Cricut and a Dremel
  • sewing
  • silicone molds for fun crayon/wax shapes
  • screen printing

The problem is deciding what to make! Sometimes I feel artistically blocked, so I'm hoping that joining swaps will help get me creating something.

The ABCs of Me

I've seen a lot of people do this and I like the idea so I thought I'd try it myself. Here goes....

  • A: airports, ambient soundscapes
  • B: My son Benjamin, Bob Ross, Bees, the letter B, black currant flavored anything, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • C: anything related to construction vehicles for my son, chocolate
  • D: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (for my son)
  • E: Elephants, Earth Day (every day!)
  • F: anything related to firefighters for my son
  • G: ?
  • H: hedgehogs
  • I: insects
  • J: My hubby Jesse
  • K: ?
  • L: ladybugs, libraries
  • M: Montessori, miniatures, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
  • N: ?
  • O: octopus, Oz from Buffy, Oregon (I'm thinking of moving there so any info/recommendations would be appreciated)
  • P: unused postage stamps
  • Q: baby Quail, quirky people
  • R: recycling/reusing
  • S: sea turtles, stickers
  • T: tie-dye, travel
  • U: ?
  • V: ?
  • W: washi tape, washi stickers
  • X: ?
  • Y: ?
  • Z: ?

That was harder than I thought! Thanks for reading!

One on One Trades

I haven't done any 1 on 1 trades yet, but I'd like to (US and UK only).

I can send:

  • washi
  • handmade bookmarks
  • custom drawings (nothing too complicated!)
  • custom goodies from your profile
  • candy/chocolate (I would love some British chocolate!)
  • custom address labels

Hit me up if interested! :)


Comment: Catching up on ratings! Thank you for a great swap!
heliogal rated for living in a yurt! on May 23, 2022
Comment: Wow!! I wasn't expecting a full blown package! Thank you for those super fun tea socks!! I love the Halloween card too and just everything you sent. Your open-hearted letter was much appreciated and I hope I can get a chance to write back!! Thank you for doing this with me!!
CraftyShana76 rated for Email Music Game #3 on Apr 11, 2022
Comment: Great choices. Thank you for sharing!
sschibetts rated for Email Music Game #3.5 on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: thank you for sharing your list - some really great songs!
kelliegirl6 rated for Email Music Game #3 on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Fun choices. I had a few of the same & also pick a lot of older songs. Cookie Monster 😆
CindyE rated for Email Music Game #3 on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the list … some of your answers made me laugh! Especially the Purple People Eater, that’s what we called our purple high school back in the day.
QuinGem rated for Email Music Game #3.5 on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Great list! Thanks for sharing.
HappyMom rated for Email Music Game #3 on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Great selections - I hadn't heard "Come On Eileen" in ages, and now I've got it stuck in my head!
satinification rated for Email Music Game #3 on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list. "Head, shoulders, knees and toes" - I learned this song in elementary school during one of the first English lessons in my life ;).
ariestess rated for My Playlist in January 2022 on Apr 3, 2022
Comment: My apologies for the exceedingly late rate on this one. I thought I'd rated it when I got it and moved it into my "already rated" folder. Thank you SO much for the lovely list of songs to check out!
Comment: Aww thank you so much for all the adorable kitty goodies, Laura! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the swap and the goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty swap very meowch!
Cindymt rated for Email Music Game on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Pcescareno rated for on Mar 20, 2022
musiccinme rated for Email Music Game on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: I really enjoyed listening to your playlist, a lot of the songs were new to me.
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for 4 X 4 March on Mar 16, 2022
Comment: Hi Laura, thank you so much for all the awesome goodies! I loved the yummy tea and cat & pig items so much (heart)! :-)
Pei04 rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of songs :)
QuinGem rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Some fun ones in there! Love Blackbird!!
sassafrass rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Great choices! Some new ones to me that I will be sure to check out :)

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heliogal on May 11, 2022:

Hi Laura I see that you haven't been on here in a long while. I hope all is OK with you! I am getting your letter out to you tomorrow! Have a wonderful Spring day!!

heliogal on Mar 16, 2022:

Hi there check your messages I set up a private swap for us! check it out and let me if you want any changes! Hope you are having a lovely day!!

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