Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 1:19 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: October 6, 2022
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello all,

8/9/22 I had some mail put out in my mailbox, including a couple of swaps, ready to be mailed out for today. However, I noticed that our mailperson did not show up to deliver our mail until 6 pm! Meaning that my mail missed the last mail pick up! One of my swaps was to be mailed out on the 9th, today, but will have the 10th as the cancelled date. This is very frustrating for me and totally out of my hands. If I had known that this was going to happen, I would have taken the mail to the post office instead of relying on my postperson coming on time. I apologize to my partners.

02/10/2021 Started the keto diet late January 2021. This is the second time I've been on this diet. If you have any tried and true recipes you would like to share for this diet, feel free to share them with me! Also, I have a few I would love to share with you....

Back from a summer break. Hosting a few swaps. Come and join in the fun!

October 2019: Only one piece of mail has gone missing, so that is an improvement. Still no word from the Postmaster even though I have left him a message to contact me. Still waiting.....

17 Aug 2019: Still no word from the PO about missing mail. It is still happening. Frustrating.... Not sure if they will contact me IF and when they discover the reason why mail is going missing. Sure would be nice though.

8/2/19 : I have been having an issue with my outgoing mail going missing. I have resent several swaps and those have not arrived to their destinations either. Not sure what is happening, as I have verified with the recipients their addresses, and the addresses were correct. I have contacted the PO, and they are going to look into the issue, but who knows what that will bring. Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me, if I haven't already contacted you. I am more than happy to resend a swap due to this happening. Thank you for your understanding....

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and zentangle!

I have started collecting the Franken Deck of playing cards here on SB, which is really been quite fun! It is interesting to see what kinds of cards I get...

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the short winter days and long nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I am a baby witch. Just learning all about witchcraft. Very interesting and not at all what main stream society thinks it is all about. I finally feel like I fit in somewhere.

When I was a kid, my sister and I would go roller skating on Friday nights while our parents would go grocery shopping, but I wouldn't go unless I could "see" myself doing it. Now I know it was a form of witchcraft. I still do that on occasion.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too.

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Favorite Movie: Hamilton. Excellent movie!

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime. I listen to a variety of podcasters including Northern Frights, Small Town Murder, Criminal, Unsolved Murders|True Crime Stories, Unresolved, just to name a few. Some are serious and some are done lightheartedly. All are good, and all do not disrespect anyone who has died.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with. Please don't send your PC's from another state that you don't live in. I have a ton of those.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol. Agates. Ayla. ATC's.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other
languages. Bowtruckles. Billywig. Beltane.

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!) Candles, especially soy.

D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate. Diamond Painting. Demiguise.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe. Erumphant.

F: Finger-less gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorillas. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley Giraffes. Gardening. Geocaching.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger. Hufflepuff House.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland. Incense. Imbolc.

J: Jam. J.K. Rowling. Jacob Kowalski. Jeep.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas. Lamma. Litha.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine. Mooncalf. Moon. Mabon.

N: Notecards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler. Narwhals. Newt Scramander.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans. Occamy. Ostara.

P: Postcards: [Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. ] Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Pepe` Le Pew. Princesses. Painted Pennies. Pickett.

Q: Quartz. Quidditch. Queenie.

R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severus Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot. Samhain. Sabbats.

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee. Tina.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White. Watercolor. Wax seal. Witches.

X: ??

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure. Yule.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also. Hello Kitty.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids,and not to mention the afghan or a few. lol I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And non raters...... Non rater ~ @PlannerCoz for Playing Card Swap ~ Round 2 ~ Swap #15. International. Lives in Australia. She won't answer emails about this swap and messages sent to her have been read but not answered.

Non rater ~ @pascoek for Playing Card Swap ~ Round #3 Swap #8, Reached out twice and she hasn't responded to messages.

@mailandart hasn't responded to messages about Playing Card Swap Round #3 Swap #5 She is to send to me, and haven't received. Angeled by bluecrayons on August 31, 2022. Thank you Rhonda!


Comment: Hey there Brenda ! TYVM for the so cute card of Pumpkin, along with the Halloween stickers. I love them both very much ! TY also for telling me about your Halloween, when you were 11 or 12. Cute story! Don't feel different, my mother punished for a lot things also. Esp. for things I didn't do. Apparently you're the oldest of your siblings. So am I. The oldest always gets the short end of the stick, you know? Happy Halloween!
Response: Hi Debbie, Yes I was the oldest growing up, then 4 years ago I found my biological fathers side of the family. Now I'm smack dab in the middle. All told, I am one of 13 when you count them all! Go figure....
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #40 on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and goodies!! What a cute wee owl!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart.. Have an epic day....
theprairiemailbox rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #41 on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the bags, I'll pass them along
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Wambatty rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #2 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute card.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and for joining in my swap. You help to make it fun to do! Happy swapping....
Eulegirl rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice #2 on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Walt Whitman card. It will be added to my postcard wall at school!
Response: You are most welcome! Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.... Have an epic day and happy swapping....
Comment: Why TYSM Brenda, for the so cute card with girl and her dog ( I just love it ! ) And, no, I don't use the fronts of holiday cards for PC's. So, If you send to again, it's perfectly fine to write of back of front part.😊 TYSM too, for the wonderful selection of Halloween stickers. Love them & the card! I don't get any trick or treaters either. But then, we live a top a mountain anyway. If I get treats, it's just for us, he he !
Response: You are most welcome Debbie! I am so glad that you liked everything. Sometimes I worry about what I send... Anyway, thanks for joining in on my swaps, I always enjoy having you in them. And love having you as a partner. Happy Halloween!
Mamabemus rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #41 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: thanks. I will pass them along quickly
Response: Sounds good to me! Thank you so much! Happy swapping....
Jbondbull rated for 20 Stamps Swap #44 on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: An envelope of awesomeness. Thankyou.
Response: Aw. So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! Have an epic day and happy swapping....
sndrtkt rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #1 on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: I love the card and the stickers! They are so adorable. I have the same problem in my neighborhood too. Only 2 people came to our door last year. Thank you for hosting!
Response: You are most welcome! Isn't that strange? People must be doing alternate stuff with their kids these days. Who knows. Love the candy though! Thanks for the heart rating... Happy swapping to you....
heidiblooms rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #39 on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: YAY!! I'll pass along!!
Response: Fantastic! Thanks for the heart. Have an epic day and week.
Jafferty rated for 20 Stamps Swap #42 on Aug 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart. Have an epic day and week...
AnneliesV rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #37 on Aug 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the bags
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for the heart. Have an epic day and week...
AZmom875 rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice #2 on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. It made my mailbox happy.
Response: You are most welcome! Have an epic day and week!
AZmom875 rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice#3 on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard.
Response: You are welcome! Have a super week!
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are most welcome! Have an epic day and happy swapping....
AZmom875 rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice#4 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: What a unique postcard. Thanks for participating in this fun swap.
Response: Glad you liked the PC. Thanks for the heart rating.... Have a great day....
squince rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice#4 on Aug 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating me! Have a great day....
Comment: Thanks for the card, cute paper & sweet message with your Christmas Traditions. My new Christmas Tradition has been participating in your great Christmas card swaps :)
Response: Aw! Thanks so much! It means so much to me to know you look forward to my swaps! I so enjoy doing them.... Thanks for the heart..... Have a marvelous day and happy swapping....
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice#3 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome.... Thanks for the heart rating....

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cmalaina on Oct 1, 2022:

Happy October !!

VitaLynne on Jan 22, 2022:

Thank you, Mss Brenda, for the lovely Christmas Card and for the stickers tucked inside Miss Brenda's Christmas Card Swap #18. You're an angel. All the best to you today and always! Vita Lynné

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

LizFinn on Sep 12, 2021:

Just a hello!

cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:


Hunbun on Mar 22, 2021:

Received my traveling notecard today--thank you so much for sending it home!

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

USAFwife on Feb 9, 2021:

Thank you for hosting so many wonderful holiday card swaps! They've been so much fun to join, and I can't imagine how much work it must be to coordinate!

SeleneW on Jan 22, 2021:

For the sweet birthday card!

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