Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 10:21 am


Date Joined: May 20, 2017
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: March 24
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, my name is Emma! I am an Air Force veteran, thyroid cancer fighter, and a momma to my furbaby Bison (He is a 13 year old dog I adopted in Italy when I was stationed there in 2007). I am happily married to my best friend Paul, a Navy veteran. We love to explore and go hiking and go to watch the sunset almost every day! We both lost our jobs due to our disabilities from the military but are truly blessed in so many ways. I am a native Angeleno from California, but have traveled and lived in many places. We are currently living in Marion (Southern Illinois) and look forward to our journey there meeting new people and exploring new places.

Etsy Wishlist: https://www.etsy.com/people/emmamendez14/favorites/wishlist?ref=prfaveitemslist_name

Favorite Music

I love listening to anything Electronic/Trance music like Lindsey Sterling. Did you see her on Dancing with the Stars last season? = ) If it has to get me moving, laughing, and dancing I can listen to some Gap band, and just about anything that suits my mood!

ETSY Wishlist: https://www.etsy.com/people/emmamendez14/favorites/wishlist?ref=favsindex2

Favorite Books

I enjoy autobiographies and anything to do with history. I love a good cry or any thing that involves overcoming personal battles. I am currently reading a book on Non-Violent Communication (finished early July). Finished My Life by George R. Hensel. Currently reading Grieving Mindfully.


I love all things vintage, birds, Tupperware, tea pots, pyrex, and DRESSES! I use to own over 10 Emily & Fin Dresses but they stopped making my style so now I am buying whatever looks cute! Stripes, Dots, Flowers, & Stars! My current style crush is Zooey Deschanel. I love her style in New Girl and also on her own! Flats are my go to shoe as I feel so much pain in heels.

Favorite Television

We finally have a TV again! (Update: We have CABLE TOO!)

Grey's Anatomy


How to Get Away with Murder


The Goldbergs (I'm an 80's child!)

The Middle

My favorite channel is ID (Investigative Discovery) where we watch Lt. Kenda in the Homicide Hunter!

w@nt$ & luvs & Likes ;)

Here is an ongoing list of items as I learn more about aRt...

Alphabet Letters &/or numbers

Amazon Gift Cards

Birdies! Anything and Everything with cute birds!


Etsy and eBay Gift Cards!

Films for my Polaroid Instax Mini

Hearts & Stars

Polar bears!!

Watercolor brush pens

Paper edge cutters



Washi samples

I would politely decline the following:

Anything Halloween/Evil?/Mean?

BucKet Li$ts

Since we have moved I have had to start a new Bucket List for our local area which is pretty rural. We are currently hiking and exploring the Shawnee National Forest which surrounds us!

These are on HOLD: Working on completing the following bucket-type lists from Pinterest....

California Bucket List: 50 Things to Do Before You Die https://www.travelalphas.com/california-bucket-list/

25 Free Things to Do in LA - Los Angeles, California http://localadventurer.com/free-things-to-do-in-la/

8 Must-Visit Hikes in the Los Angeles Area http://www.ehow.com/blog/8-must-visit-hikes-in-the-los-angeles-area/

California Bucket List: Top 41 Things To Do! https://www.caliglobetrotter.com/california-bucket-list-top-41-things-to-do/

25 Best Instagram Spots in L.A. http://localadventurer.com/best-instagram-spots-in-los-angeles/

The Big List of Strange, Fun, & Unique Attractions in Southern California http://californiathroughmylens.com/strange-fun-attractions-list

And a few more that I have written down in my journal.......

Swaps & Communication

Please communicate with others! It does not take long to send a message to someone regardless of where we are! I do respond to your messages and I would assume that others follow up on missing swaps. I am still waiting on the following swaps:

Newbie Welcome Swap 8/14


AlyssaYFTM rated for Adult Coloring PC #64 USA on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
Comment: Thanks for the card and note. I hope you like your new home. I love Chicago; so much to see and do. Stay warm!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the message!! What are neighbors for?
lorz88 rated for Mail Tag Swap on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Emma, Thank you for the mail tag, I really enjoyed reading your answers, especially about why your husband is your inspiration. The card you sent is so cute! Lorraine
Paulaeliza rated for Christmas Card of Sender's Choice on Dec 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Comment: What a handsome dog Bison is! He looks like a lot of fun. Your notecard is very pretty. Thank you so much. I hope you and Bison enjoy a lovely Christmas.
NaitomeaMinx rated for Send 2 Christmas Cards on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card and happy holidays!
Comment: Hello former neighbor! Thank you for the cute fox and bird card!
basykes rated for Send 2 Christmas Cards on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: What a cute card. Thank you! And Merry Christmas!
MeghanMac rated for Christmas Card of Sender's Choice on Dec 19, 2017
GeeLuv rated for Just Randomness on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Fun stuff. Did you write out the envelope in glitter gel pen or marker? It’s awesome.
Response: They are glitter markers from Martha Stewart, I just received them and love them!
RockyBeach rated for Handmade Envie with Items 2 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: You envie is here! Thanks for it. That bookmark with the Ferris wheel is gorgeous!
KeriandtheFlock rated for A letter from my pet on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: "Mom says to tell you that your pet dog letter arrived today. She liked it. :) I think she really loved the sticker flakes and other stuff, too. ❤️ Good you like birds, because we like to write letters back." - Lemon, the cockatiel -
Response: Love it, and glad you enjoyed it too! It was my pleasure!
kdm1181 rated for Send Anything: September -USA- on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful gift
Response: My pleasure!
ultrameganerd rated for August Tea Swap on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the tea!
Response: YAY, I'm glad you finally received it!
Kvwanderlost rated for ENVIES…Handmade!!! Early Sept on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty envies Emma! :D
Response: Absolutely! :))))
Fieke rated for Handmade Postcard - Newbie Friendly 2 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for you lovely PC. Thanks to you I have a new idea for making PC's so I will try it
Rimbar rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #5 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: OH my!! I love the book marker and the beautiful flower and the washi tape is so cute. I am going to use them in a project i am working on. Thank you just what I needed. Happy swapping.
lynndespin rated for Pens Pens and more Pens on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the pens.especially the elvis pen. I loved it. Lynn
Response: Absolutely!
piratejimbob87 rated for Postcards x5 on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, good luck in your hike, I love Hollywood!

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