Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 12:54 pm


Date Joined: February 9, 2010
Last Online: November 30, 2021
Birthday: June 15, 1981
Country: United States

About Me


Please don't ever feel pressured to give me a heart. I will always meet swap requirements so, rating me a 5 is just fine with me. :)

My name is Kristin. I'm married to a wonderful IT professional named Mark.

Where I live: Currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. My hometown is Farmington, NM.

Current job: I'm a collector for the billing department of a group of law firms. I collect from the banks, not you, don't worry. I actually love my job.

Religion: I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon).

General Likes

  • All things Orange. Just the color makes me happy. Everything from a post-it note to a hunting jacket! laugh It is my favorite color and makes me extremely happy!

  • Karaoke! It is something I can't get enough of.

  • Journaling - I am absolutely obsessed with it. I buy journals in the anticipation of filling them. I actually was directed here by someone who did a journal swap. I love journaling. I have journaled something every single day since 2008. I am a text-journaler. I do a lot of "tape the ticket in," but my journals are 95% text and those are also the type of journals I like to receive when possible. Art journals don't speak to me.

  • True Crime - I am a little obsessed. How obsessed? Well...I attended CrimeCon 2018 in Nashville. I love crime shows, crime books, and I most obsessed with True Crime podcasts.

General Dislikes

  • Altered books

  • No hot drinks for me, please (tea, coffee)

  • NO Kawaii.

  • Profanity

  • Nudity/teh pr0n - I'm 100% prude. Tis true!

  • Ok, I was trying to not be picky, but I've been getting a lot of scrapbooking and paper craft supplies. I don't really do any of those crafts, so have no use for them. I like stickers, but punch outs and tags don't really jive with anything I do.

  • That's really all I can think of. I'm really not picky. Just excited to be swapping with you fine people.

Favorite Television

  • All My Children - I watched it from when I was conceived until it was cancelled in 2011.

  • Cold Case - This was such an incredible show. I wish they could get it approved for DVD. Vera is my favorite character and I don't "ship" anyone.

  • Big Love - I loved this show so much while it was on. It makes me sad the seasons are so short! Love the drama! Margene is my favorite wife. I do not ship Margene/Ben. I recently binge watched the series two times in a row. Because I have a problem.

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - I just love it. Xander is my favorite character. I ship Spike and Buffy.

  • Spongebob - Yes, I'm 12. I still enjoy Spongebob. sigh

  • Dark Angel is my favorite 90s show. I watch it at least once a year. I am a Max/Logan shipper.

  • I Love Lucy - is there a more perfect sitcom out there? I think not.

  • Dick Van Dyke - Incredibly funny! Love the classics.

  • Criminal Minds - I even do a workout challenge while watching. :)

  • Community

  • Law & Order SVU

Favorite Movies

This is a difficult category for me because I love movies. The following list is in no particular order.

  • Legally Blonde
  • Titanic
  • 3:10 to Yuma (newer one)
  • Charade - Carey Grant and Audrey Hepburn
  • Peter Pan (2003)
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Follow that Bird
  • Grease
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Newsies
  • V for Vendetta
  • The Postman
  • August Rush
  • The Court Jester
  • Stephen King's Rose Red
  • Juno
  • Sliding Doors
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Hard Candy
  • Easy A
  • Down with Love

And a TON more! I love movies. :)

Favorite Books

I have 6 favorites and then others I just like.

  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding - this book is about a foundling child who is raised by a rich Squire. Tom Jones is a bit of a rapscallion, always causing and getting into trouble. He is in love with his neighbor Sophia, but because he is base-born, the match is not eash. It's really an incredible read from a witty and intelligent author.

  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - a dystopian world where Fireman burn books! Books are essentially illegal and people are obsessed with screens on the wall (sound familiar?).

  • The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson - a beautiful novel about a man who is seriously burned in a fire and as he recovers, meets a woman who believes they have been bonded together through several lives and she tells him about their previous lives together.

  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - a sad and beautiful novel about a girl who is murdered. The story is told after she has gone into the afterlife, but is watching the lives of those she knew after she has gone. The writing in this novel is beautiful.

  • A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb - this novel is about Helen, a light (ghost) who finds herself being seen for the first time since she died. This book can be found in the YA section, but I actually think is more suited to late teens and older. The prose reads like poetry. Every word is beautiful. I knew this would make my favorites list 12 pages in to the book.

  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne - the story of a man who makes a wager that he can circumnavigate the world in only 80 days. He ends up being tailed by a detective who mistakenly thinks he is a criminal. I love reading this and feeling the anticipation of "will he make it!!?". No movie has even come close to how great this book is.

Genres I do not generally enjoy: romance, historical romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror...

Favorite Music

  • NSYNC - Lance and JC were my faves
  • Trace Adkins
  • Savage Garden
  • Blackhawk
  • James Taylor
  • Dan Fogelberg
  • Monkees
  • America
  • I like 80s and 90s country music, in general
  • I like 80s music, in general

  • I'm generally an all-around music kind of gal with the exception of gangster rap-type stuff and really hard metal. Even within those categories there are exceptions.

PODCASTS: *True Crime Garage *Sword and Scale *Generation Why *These are Their Stories *Harry Potter and the Sacred Text *Thirty, Twenty, Ten *Buffering the Vampire Slayer *In the Dark *Small Town Murder

Wishlist/Random Likes

  • Animals: giraffes, frogs, turtles, manatees

  • anything orange

  • anything related to the media I like

  • postcard blanks

  • lilacs

  • sunsets

  • mountains

  • aspen trees

  • handmade postcards

  • fun colored/designed bandanas

  • quotes

  • book review/suggestions

  • If you must send Twilight, please send Team Jacob

  • interesting words/images from magazines

  • articles related to journaling


I join a lot of postcard swaps, so thought I'd add this section to my profile. I am not picky about the pcs you send me. I, of course, will always appreciate pcs that have something to do with the "likes" on my profile. And I'm always up for a private PC swap!

But otherwise, I'm really more interested in your words. So, if you are looking for a way to dump your "ugly" pcs, write something interesting on the back and send them to me. :)

Handmade pcs are a-ok with me. :)

I prefer naked, written on, and stamped. But always happy to accept blank postcards as extras in a swap if you are so inclined.


Aseret25 rated for CPG Nov 2021 Senders Choice PC - US on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! Is "Dreams from my Father" an easier read than "A Promised Land?" I just couldn't get into that one. I did really enjoy Michelle Obama's book "Becoming." I prefer personal stories to behind-the-scenes politics! :)
Response: I haven't tried Promised Land, but this is definitely more of a personal story. More biographical. I'm enjoying it, though I need it to move faster because I'm on a deadline!
Comment: awww. Blue sounds amazing. may i see a photo of his handsome self? I had a parakeet for 15 years, her name was Blue :-)
Response: I emailed you a few pics. :)
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Daily Q's #11 - US on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: THanks for the fun pc!! Hope you have a wonderful and cozy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for your list, Kristin! ☺️
Comment: thank you
Comment: Hello Kristin, thanks for sending this letter of the things you've read in september. This was really a good month for reading! ^.^ And I loved to read your book recommodations, too. I had to lagh so loud, when you explained to me, why this one book was banned... oh dear, what a horror story! XDD Stay safe and healthy and have a great time, Maxi
Comment: Thanks for your pc! If you don't mind the drive, you should definitely do Calendar Girls. I've own the movie ... awesome story! I worked behind stage for many years in community theater in MA. Loved it! Thank you for sharing... Good Luck! I mean, Break a Leg 🙂
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Daily Q's #9 - US on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: LOLOL, hope you decided to put out your witch wreath:) Thank you for a fun swap!
chaiwitch rated for R&W: World Postcard Day - USA on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the PC and book recommendation! A cute retelling of Beowulf sounds great. I hope you're feeling better!
Comment: The Postman sounds like a movie everyone on this site can get behind. ;-) Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Great choices! :) I didn't think of Frankenstein - we watched the movie again after finishing the book last year, too, so it should have been fresh in my mind. Thanks for sharing :)
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: Banned Book Week! on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: I totally agree! Most books that are banned are banned because they show of ugly truths about society or where society could go with extremes. I always thought it was ridiculous that people wanted to ban Harry Potter. I loved The Giver quartet too! Have you read all of them or just the 1st book?
Response: I’ve read them all, but I really only need The Giver. I don’t feel like the other three were necessary. If you write 3 more books, the universe should expand, and I didn’t feel that. I liked them all, don’t get me wrong. I just feel like the Giver is much stronger as a stand alone. Admittedly, it has been a long while since I’ve read the other 3, though. Perhaps they deserve to be revisited.
USAFwife rated for R&W: Banned Book Week! on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: My parents never limited what I read, either. I remember hearing about banned books and the like, but I never really knew what people were talking about. :) I did try to use the argument a book was banned so we shouldn't have to read it in high school - b/c I didn't want to read the book - but my teacher said my argument wasn't strong enough, so I had to read it anyway. :) haha I've never been happy to be forced to read a certain book at a certain time, so that was probably the issue. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
LMeowkin rated for CPG ~ This is Me! ~ USA on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Loved it! i can't believe I didn't think of using my mountain of washi on mine - I love how yours turned out. (p.s. I'm an introvert too!)
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful notecard! I hear you on the meh-reads for school from this decade. I have a few of those too. There's some great ones from the 20s too though -- Mrs. Dalloway, The Enchanted April, and Look Homeward, Angel are all wonderful!
BusyB rated for CPG Sept '21 Senders Choice PC - US on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage postcard! Love it! This one will go into one of my journals.
Comment: A bunch of blessings to you!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the farm scenery postcard. Good job with drinking water. I need to do better with that!!
Comment: Love the Colorado mountains card!!! My favorite! Thank you. I understand loving furbabies that much. 🐶 I hope you get to see your parents!

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USAFwife on Jun 28, 2021:

Thanks so much for your great letter from the "I feel like writing about" tag! :) Hope you are enjoying your summer so far. Cindi

Lonestarchild on Jun 25, 2021:

Thanks so much for the SB PC for the PIF PC Rated US Swappers Tag! Appreciate it.

OrigamiGrace on May 15, 2021:

LOLz, loved the pc you sent for PC tag at CPG:) Thanks for tagging!

bluehairedmary on May 3, 2021:

Very cool Terminator postcard! I love everything 80s! Your Saturday sounded perfect! I used to help compost in college. I heard there's a little machine you can buy for your kitchen counter to help, too. But your way is probably free! Thanks again for the tag!

USAFwife on Apr 7, 2021:

Hi there! Welcome to the Reading & Writing group! :)


ladylouie on Sep 10, 2018:

Hi there. Just dropped by to say hi.

Paige1900 on Aug 6, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely piano PC...Get some rest! LOL

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

gothbarbie on Jan 27, 2015:

Thanks for the PC - I'm in the process of moving cross country and selling our NJ home - so I'm packing EVERYTHING and won't be able to find a thing for months. Can you PM me your new address? I'll tell you more about our exciting move soon!

gothbarbie on Jan 12, 2015:

Miss you!

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