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Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: May 13, 2024
Birthday: February 24, 1985
Country: Canada
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I'm NOT swapping deco books at this point in time. Please do not send me any deco books to pass along!

PLEASE NOTE - I am not a fan of animal products. Please do not send me edibles/potables of any kind, including tea. Thank you for your consideration! β™₯

I reached 1000 hearts on June 28th, 2012 - yay for happy mailboxes!


Hi, mystery reader! I'm a happily married mother of two - one is 15, the other is 11.

I'm a chronic insomiac, and cold weather tries it's best to kill me. I'd gladly hibernate through the winter if it were even remotely viable. I absolutely HATE being rained on, and I'm predisposed to hating gloomy days, especially if it's chilly outside.

Our herd - One cat (Koopa) and one dog (Ellie). We said goodbye to Boo in 2013, Bowser in 2020, and Zoey in 2021. :(


Planner stuff: Yep, I'm one of those day planner-crazy people. (It's fun, and keeps me both organized and motivated. What's not to love?) I can always use planner stickers and such.

My planners:

  • my main planner is an A5-sized traveler's notebook with a variety of inserts; the weekly inserts I use have Erin Condren/Happy Planner-width columns, so any of those stickers will be perfect!

  • a bullet journal on occasion

I won't ever use any stickers related to coffee, religion, school, driving/cars, drinking/parties, or hair/spa stuff.


I used to play FFXI, WoW and GW2. I currently play FFXIV - Brynhildr server.

We have both the NES and SNES Classic consoles - I love those things, when I actually get a chance to use 'em! I do play Pokemon Go as well.

If you're an active Pokemon Go player and would like to add me to your friends' list, please do PM me - I'd be happy to exchange gifts with more people regularly! I'm very active outside of winter...winter and I don't get along all that well.

Latest game obsessions: Stardew Valley and My Time At Portia on PC. q◕ β€Ώ ◕q


I do monthly meal planning, mostly for my family rather than myself. (They're quite omnivorous, and I'm not.) I don't know how I managed before I started meal planning, and I wish I'd started sooner! It makes things so much easier, both in terms of food prep and for grocery shopping. I'm always looking for new recipes to try, especially for main dishes.


TV -- It's VERY rare for me to watch TV at all, and when I do, it's probably on Netflix.

Movies -- Like TV, it's very rare for me to watch movies. When I do, I'm open to almost anything, as long as it's not over-the-top senseless violence/gore-y. I used to LOVE horror movies, but after having kids, I just can't watch 'em. I have an intense dislike for "chick flicks". My genre of choice these days tends to be action or sci-fi - bonus points if it's funny.

Books -- I read a TON, whenever I get a few minutes to myself. I'll read anything I can get my hands on - I read too quickly to be very choosy. My books of choice are generally fantasy, sci-fi, horror or mythology-based, and I've developed a fondness for paranormal romance lately. My Stephen King collection is nearly complete, yay! If you have any book suggestions, please do share. I definitely prefer actual, physical books rather than e-books, though I do read in both formats.

Music -- My musical tastes are incredibly eclectic. My playlist bounces between anything from (old) Weezer to Etta James to Opeth to Operation Ivy to Beethoven. Current favorites: Howl by Florence + the Machine, Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.

Deco Books & Other Crafts

I'm not currently interested in swapping deco books - if it isn't for a swap, or returning a full deco of mine (I can dream, right?), please do not send me any deco books!

Themes I probably can't tackle: anything hand-drawn/painted, steampunk, zetti, anything particularly dark. (I have nothing against these themes whatsoever, they just aren't styles I can pull off.)

I seriously dislike corner-stapled deco books, and deco books with really bulky embellishments. If I have to send a single deco book as a package rather than letter mail, it's too bulky. (And I'll have to pay way too much to mail it.)


Other crafts:

  • I dabble in a bunch of other crafts: various paper crafts, cross stitch/needlework, simple sewing with felt, playing with seed beads, etc. I totally can't knit, crochet (unless single crochet chains count, hah!), or quilt, though I do wish I could!

  • I still make ATCs for other people once in a while, though pretty much only needlework ATCs. I should have a few examples of these in my gallery over at ATCs For All, if you're curious.

  • I am no longer collecting inchies, twinchies, or ATCs/APCs. The only twinchies I'm interested in are the few listed in my wishlist to finish a canvas. I have some NOT made by me (some inchies and twinchies, and a LOT of ATCs/APCs) that I'd be happy to trade for something else - take a peek at my wishlist and let me know if you're interested, and if there is a particular theme(s) that you're looking for.

Likes and Dislikes q◕ β€Ώ ◕q

I like:

Preferred colours:

  • mint green (my favourite!) and soft pink, especially together

  • pastels (especially with a little pop of gold/silver/copper)

  • rainbow colours

  • pink and grey together


  • Animals - foxes, wolves, red pandas, servals, giraffes, owls.

  • Fruits - citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit.

  • Other themes and whatnot - hot air balloons, Gorjuss, arrows, geometric patterns, stars, planets, galaxies, mountains, nature scenes, leafy trees, cacti and other succulents.

  • Cutesy things - cute dinosaurs, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), cute Halloween, cute Pokemon, takochu.

  • TV/games, etc - Hannibal (the TV series), Star Trek, Tony Stark/Iron Man (comic or MCU-verse), Stardew Valley (computer game), FFXIV.

Misc: Planners and planner accessories, Pokemon Go, washi tape, reading, cross stitch, making things, music, BJDs, sunshine, gardening, cooking, learning, video games.


I DO NOT like: White or very light-colored washi tape. Foam anything. Animal products, including feathers. (Images of feathers are fine.) Hazelnuts. The color red. Aspartame. Black licorice. The smell of smoke or incense. Converty-religious stuff. Toe, knee-high or thigh-high socks. Realistic squirrels, horses, or deer. Twilight. Anything circus-related. Dicing onions, ugh. Patriotic themes.

I'm phobic of: Clowns, eyeballs, flying bugs. (Butterflies are okay.)

Wishlist q◕ β€Ώ ◕q

  • washi tape (any, but especially the really narrow stuff)

  • 4x6 (or bigger) art made by you, any medium (bonus points for botanical, moon/stars/galaxies and such, fox, wolf, or fruit/vegetable-themed)

  • motivational bits and bobs related to health, wellness or weight loss (magazine clippings, etc)

  • seed beads or other small beads, crimp beads, tiny charms, jump rings

  • anything for a bullet journal and/or traveler's notebook planner

  • pretty binder clips

  • planner stickers, clips, and charms (I can always, ALWAYS use more planner goodies! I always seem to run out of H20 tracker stickers...)

  • cute flat stickers (especially if they're profile-based)

  • embroidery floss, any color

  • fingerless gloves; I'm almost always wearing them (handmade is more than welcome!)

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:

  • Nothing right now.


  • Nothing right now.

Flakers. :(

It makes me sad that I have to add this section, but here we go. I'm only going to list swaps which DO NOT have an angel at the top. (It was getting way too big otherwise, which is sad.) I have never once had a flaker make up a swap for me, and I'm veryVERY thankful for my lovely angels! Flakers and angels for other swaps will be listed separately. And another big THANK YOU to those lovely folks who angel things for people who get flaked on - people like you make swap-bot a better place! :)

(Everything to date has been angel-ed - yay!)


β™₯β™₯ My lovely angels! Yay! β™₯β™₯ - @NaughtyElf | @piglet59645 | @yunasy | @susieq11 | @Mar1l1ze | @Juliajae | @TeaNi | @Tommie | @choke | @Rejoicing | @KatarinaNavane x2| @craftyish | @ladyb | @chelle523 | @PJ | @sostenson | @VivaLaDiane | @hlwolfe72 | @thisismeAXiD | @Beckster | @Cristin91 | @aliceinconverse | @Pashanista | @CrystalZ

Flakers! BOO! @mysistersdress | @layoutsfromtheheart | @Najean | @Stephiebear1234 | @Tigger679 | @TheArtistChick (on two swaps!)| @Mechanix | @SJsCraftyMom | @EllaBella (deleted account)| @CherylCraftCabin | @Creepygirl | @FickityTwists | @savvygal | @SIEN | @MoominStar9 | @ncfriend | @JenniferKaos | @emayees | @unvlmom | @jmvav (account deleted) | @luv2cre8 | @KaliTracer (on THREE swaps!) | @luckygurl13 |


Comment: Oo thank you so much for the fun goodies! I am going to have a LOT of fun with these!! I love love LOVE these swaps so much!! Thank you again! Have a lovely SUNDAY! xx Gabi
Comment: Thank you for the planner goodies! They will all go to great use! I love the cloud sticker set so much -- so perfect for me!! Everything is absolutely LOVELY! xx Gabi
Kokabell rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 21 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend, I just received it today. Im sorry you had to resend but I really didnt know what happened to the first one. Thanks for the items, they're all so cute. Again Im sorry you had to send twice. Loved the stamps you put on it too. Thanks so much
Response: I'm so glad that the re-send arrived! I'm sorry that the first envelope didn't make it to you, but I'm happy that you liked this one! :)
Mye rated for ISS Send Three Things (Flat Envie) on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Amanda, thank you for using unique stamps on the envelope! And thank you for the postcards, stickers, washi samples and Moomin stamps 😍 Thank you for a roll of narrow washi too! I'm just so addicted with washi tape πŸ˜† Thank you for bringing joy with your mail 😊
Comment: Good progress! Thanks for sharing! Why do you need so many freezer meals? Is this your go-to cooking when it's dinnertime? I must investigate! Anything to make life easier! My 11 year old made dinner for us the other day, with me buying the ingredients and giving guidance. It was great! Happy swapping!
Comment: Great reading about your progress! Yep, decluttering is never done, but progress is good!
Phenyx rated for Claim your wish! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for granting my wishes in this swap. πŸ™
Comment: The recipes that everybody eats are the best! Great to read about your progress.
Comment: You had a great week, thanks for sharing!
mgallardo68 rated for Claim your wish! on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Amanda! I loved the washi samples and the cards (So thankful you sent them bagged because they arrived perfectly fine!) β™₯β™₯
Comment: It was great to read about your success achieving your goals!
Comment: I just love bling & glitter too. Magpie confession...
Comment: You had a great week tackling all your goals. Well done. (The temperature here was 32 degrees today, but tomorrow only 22 - that is a drop of 10 degrees. Brrr).
Comment: Even with all that going on, you still worked on one of the original goals, that’s great.
Comment: Even some progress is still progress. You did work on your craft room, great.
Comment: It was great reading about your progress!
Comment: I totally get it. Rainy days make it hard for me to get stuff done too. But it sounds like you got some steps of most things done, which is great!
Comment: Good job on your goals. Would love to see your fox painting - it sounds great.
Comment: It was great reading about your progress. Make sure you pace yourself, take care of your back. Have fun trying the recipes :)
Comment: Great work on your goals!

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

ccmmsu on Apr 26, 2022:


I receive a deco today that you made for me back in 2018. It's flower themed, and it turned out really pretty. Thank you so much!!

Hell0Z0mbie on Mar 28, 2022:

Thanks for the cute decos!!

middleearthtraveller on Mar 28, 2022:

Holy crap! I can't believe you sent me more ATCs! What a haul--thank you so much--I was literally SQUEE-ing as I looked through them--thank you for your generosity for CPG March Wishes!

bethe on Mar 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the generous and awesome selection of ATCs for CPG March wishes! I'm so happy to add these to my collection!

middleearthtraveller on Mar 15, 2022:

WOW--thank you for the huge, amazing selection of ATCs for CPG Feb Wishes. I really appreciate you sending this lovely package!

OrigamiGrace on May 26, 2020:


Hope you're well!!

simcoe54 on Jun 25, 2019:

CPG: June Wishes -- Thanks for the used postage stamps which can be added to my stamp collection.

Trinket on Jun 22, 2019:

Ive been away alot lately, saving up my mail for when adventure come down hits. Today is that day, thank you very much for my CPG random envies tag. It had a card in it 'Today was awesome' its going to get stuck to my wall, really lovely package. Thank you

HippieChick on Jun 13, 2019:

You are so sweet! And thanks for the planner clip love. I have had a few thoughts of making packs of them for sale but haven't jumped into that yet, haha!

Happy to send you a package of happy anytime. It's a bit freeing to send to another Canadian since I have portion control issues. ;)

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