Swap-bot Time: June 14, 2021 10:17 am


Date Joined: February 9, 2010
Last Online: June 13, 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.


Comment: You read some cool stuff!!! Thank you so much!
Kairbear rated for Uninteresting PC Swap - USA - #13 on May 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great card and also the suggestion of the book! I am going to check that out for sure! Love 80's horror!
moonswings rated for Uninteresting PC Swap - USA - #13 on May 30, 2021
Comment: I really liked this PC a lot - thanks for sending it!
ericabella rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #3 on May 29, 2021
Comment: Hi Kristin! Thank you for the lovely note and postcard. Be well and happy swapping!
Comment: Love the hiking card - and your dessert choices too - Now I want cake for lunch!
Comment: Thanks!
JtttK rated for Notecard & Washi on May 14, 2021
Comment: thank you for the washi, glad you are feeling better and had a good mothers day dinner.
Comment: I really enjoyed your note and I love postcards so thank you!!
christywebb rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the list! I do hope May is a better month! I've had to forego challenges that are too directed - I decided I will read what I like and if it means I'm not a well-rounded reader, at least know I have been entertained by my choices.
Comment: As I was reading your reviews I was thinking "I hope the next book was better, I hope the next book was better", really hoping for April to have a redeeming arc. I'm sorry it failed you! I do hope you get better reading experiences in May! =)
Response: Awwww, glad you were rooting for me. I hope May goes better. It could just be a slump, ya know? Where I read a lot of good books, but they just don't penetrate the slump? Would be nice to bust outta this funk, though.
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I've seen mixed reviews on Starless Sea. I doubt I'll read it.
Comment: Thank you for the Las Vegas postcard. I love love love Las Vegas! We go there for vacation when we don't go to Sturgis or Disney World. You are blessed to be a great communicator.
Burger1girl rated for Booklines in card #8 usa on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: What a lovely card! I love the print. I too have those kinds of days, exhausted from 2 jobs! I might ck out The Girl WHo Drank The Moon!! Happy swapping!!
Maddashin rated for Write a List PC Swap #3 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Good lust. Only one I used to watch was Crimminal Minds
CWUmom rated for Write a List PC Swap #3 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: What a great list you have. Thank you for sharing them with me.
Aseret25 rated for Write a List PC Swap #3 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Now this looks like a bookstore that I'd love to explore! Thanks for sharing your favorite shows & movies with me!
Maddashin rated for Uninteresting PC Swap - USA - #12 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Loved the description of your dog 🐶 Thanks
Cellolady rated for Uninteresting PC Swap - USA - #12 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: How did you get nearly 100 of these postcards!?! :-) I loved Conference, but need to listen again because grandkids got so noisy! :-)
Response: For some reason the science teacher at a school I was teaching at had a whole slew of them and was never going to use them, so I took them off his hands. *laugh*
Comment: You note was sweet as can be! I can imagine your excitement when you opened your door. The card itself is a total work of art. I am making my childhood best friend a unicorn junk journal and I will have to use this image. Then, the postcard...I have never seen these before! and the stamp is gorgeous. Thank you so much!
Response: I am sooooo hapy you are finding a use for the front of the notecard. When I send those, I purposely don't write on the picture side so they can be repurposed by the recipient because they are just so beautiful!
Comment: Lovely to read ty

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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!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

ElaCaiu on Dec 20, 2014:

You're more than welcome! I'm excited to start swapping postcards again, too. Happy holidays! :D

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