Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2021 2:25 pm


Date Joined: September 28, 2018
Last Online: May 18, 2021
Birthday: November 3, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

I’m 41 but a kid at heart. I like all things weird. I have two teenagers and a husband. I grew up in Renton, WA and didn’t go too far! My training is as a nurse but I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up still. I currently work as an Anticoagulation nurse. I stopped drinking alcohol 4 years ago and not ashamed at all! I’m a bit of a goof and spend a lot of time “snapping” my life on Instagram. Follow me if you like! @mermaidsandmailboxes I am trying to become the worlds biggest mermaid postcard collector! You can hear me on Episode 97 of the Postcardist Podcast (if you love postcards you should subscribe) https://thepostcardist.com/e97-mermaid-tales/

I am a Christian. I have been a photographer since I was 15 years old and enjoy candid and portrait photography along with manipulating angles and creative photography

I collect a lot of things, mermaids (send the postcards my way lol) in particular but I love old medical items, religious iconic art, interesting ceramics, enamel pins and weird stuff in general. I talk too much about serial killers (sorry not sorry) and Deadliest Catch (I talk too much in general). I’m obsessed with all things Hawaii because I don’t have headaches there and I LOVE coconut everything. Anatomy and science are AWESOME. I like trivia and memorizing historical stuff.

My Etsy Wishlist https://www.etsy.com/people/betsykiri/favorites/wishlist?ref=profile

I don’t do judgement... I’m more concerned by someone’s character than their choice of partner, faith, color, or place of origin....so on! I support human beings.

I suffer from a rare disease called Chronic Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (google it sometime 🤪) and Trigeminal neuralgia, plus neuropathy. I have Degenerative Joint Disease as well, yipeee!

I started writing again to combat the isolation and loneliness that comes with an invisible, chronic and very painful condition (I look fine to everyone else). I count my blessings and I refuse to give up even though many day I do want to. I try to live like I have little time left, not a lifetime to come. I try to love all people the way they feel they deserve, not the way I think they deserve. Bottom line is everyone deserves the love that we believe deserve. Mental Health Matters!

Favorite Things

Mermaids Ariel Deadliest Catch Goonies Coconuts Hawaii Leonardo DiCaprio Flamingos True Crime/Serial Killers Forensics Anatomy Maps/globes Religion (All) History Fishing Boats Fishing Hoodies Teal Purple Coffee Quotes Coca Cola Classic Bible Verses Rainbows Unicorns Pop culture Art Opera Ballet Music Dancing Ocean Beaches Boats Tropical Places Fashion Makeup Religious Art Maps Sunsets City views Mountains Planes and Flight Space Science (geek!) Vintage jewelry Funny sayings Comedy Shoes Nurses Military history Old stuff
History German Shepherd Dogs Cats Otters Cameras Photography Sea glass Nautical Mexican food Mytroshka dolls Books Postcards
Musicals Hollywood Movies Comedy Kombucha (I’m a little obsessed with Humm coconut lime flavor)

Favorite Books

Non Fiction True Crime (serial killers) or Medical Best Sellers, Brene’ Brown books. Favorite books: A Few The Bible, Sarah’s Key, The Alieniest, Working Stiff, Flu, Boink, Starvation Heights, Gone Girl, The Night Circus, Defending Gary, Stiff, Spooked, Angelology, A Discovery of Witches, Relapse, North By Northwestern, Help From Above,

Favorite Movies

ALL Leonardo DiCaprio films so if you got postcards send them my way! Goonies, The Little Mermaid, Jurassic Park, Stardust, Titanic (I saw it 3 times in the theatre), The Notebook (I know cliche, but it’s a great movie), Atonement, A Star is Born, Indiana Jones series, Ghostbusters, Top Gun, Romancing the Stone. The Gods Must Be Crazy, 1980’s movies obviously!

Favorite Television

Deadliest Catch (never miss it)Criminal Minds, and Super Store, Project Runway, and other competition shows are my favorites.

Also, How to Get Away with Murder, American Horror Story, Glee, Super Store, The Knick, Black Mirror, Mind Hunters, Jack Ryan, Project Runway Killing Fields, Monsters Inside Me, Mystery Diagnosis, pretty much anything on Discovery ID channel, Chopped. I stream Hulu and Netflix series and binge series on rainy days.


Thrift and junk hunting, Junk journaling, Bible Journaling, watercolor painting, drawing, collecting interesting ceramics, chalk painting furniture, writing, collecting mermaids, collecting vintage medical items, collecting, pharmacy or apothecary items, collecting vintage decor, collecting enamel pins (mail related, quotes, funny).

What inspires me

Real, human, stories, that’s what inspires me. I am generally interested in anyone who has something they want to share about themselves. Your strange coincidence, six degrees of separation, past and present colliding, I want those stories. Your triumphs and struggles and how you fight or overcame (because that matters).

I have some of my own that I hope inspire others too.


NJBird rated for Funky/Unusual/Odd PC Swap #4 (USA) on May 13, 2021
Comment: What a great postcard! Seriously. I have never seen that painting and now I'm fascinated by it. Been googling it like crazy and reading as much as I can about it.
Response: I’m interested in what you have found?!?
Readergirl rated for Scatts PC - V - Round 7 - US Only on May 13, 2021
Comment: Hi! I like the thought of Vintage Hawaiian Shirts on vacation. Happy Swapping!
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #240 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!
dmwcheng rated for Postcard with a theme on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the illustrated postcard! I love illustrations. =)
MCGalaxy rated for ☃️Christmas Postcard Swap 2020 on May 6, 2021
Comment: So sorry for the delay in rating. I recently came across your swap in a bag of mail while cleaning out the hall closet. Hope you had a great Christmas 🎄 and that 2021 is treating you good.
Comment: Hello Betsy! Thank you so much for the Hawaii-themed postcard! It's so beautiful and it is definitely on my bucket list of places to travel. Take care x
Carollee922 rated for SCATTS - T - Round 7 - US Only on May 1, 2021
Comment: I love the tattooed mermaid!
Response: Yay so glad! Have an awesome day!
Comment: Thank you for the card and for joining my swap! Very interesting story about your family!
Catt007 rated for Positive Postcard Swap #3 (PPS3) on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: What a fab card, I love it and the quote is one I am definitely going to remember, this really cheered me up. thank you. 😀
Response: Yay! I love when a quote does that!!
SarahJ603 rated for Positive Postcard Swap #3 (PPS3) on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Yes! I love this quote!
kolasx rated for Uninteresting PC Swap - USA - #11 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you ♡
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #64 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: We picked the same superhero! lol! I love the PC! And Wonder Woman kicks butt!
Response: She is AWESOME!!
Comment: Thank you!
tam2016 rated for Postcards Please #1 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome post cards. I really loved the variety and they are going to be great for my collection
Response: So welcome!!
Comment: Thank you for the card! I'm going to guess the lie is your bedroom is based on the Goonies, only because the second sounds most plausible and the third sounds really cool. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: You’re right! My room is full of mermaids and Sea themed items! Mostly mermaids lol
JazD rated for $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #5 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: I love candles. These are awesome. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for your swap, the card was so cool. Nice to meet another PNW partner!
soyprincesa2 rated for $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #4 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: I got the postcards and they look even better in person. Thank you so much!!
Response: So glad! So fun to do these swaps
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #62 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks, I love the pc! I haven't seen that movie, actually.
squince rated for SCATTS - R - Round 7 - US Only on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Cute card!

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JazD on Mar 24, 2021:

Please check you messages. I sent you a message about the $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #4

CajunLady on Mar 10, 2021:

Can you please check your messages? I messaged you about not receiving the Crime Time 🔦 #1: UNSOLVED MURDER on March 6. I've not received a reply or the swap email.

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

CherryBlossomLady on Nov 7, 2020:

Wishing you a happy Fall- stay positive, and pray!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

CherryBlossomLady on Aug 16, 2020:

Missing you sweet friend! Thank you for your letter!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 23, 2020:

Hey lady- did you figure out the profile deco posting??

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 19, 2020:

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 19, 2020:

For yooooou!

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