Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2021 1:07 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: December 7, 2021
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 13, 15, 17 and 18. Eight years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! I love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish. I know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. Those digital printables are all over my computer files at the moment!

I love making Zines, but haven't made many in the last few years. I hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

I have a book club that I started with a group of friends from church like 4 years ago. Still going strong and even figured how to do it via ZOOM this last year. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

I have read so many books about Hygge. I love it so much that I had a women's retreat and that was the primary focus.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles... and now K- Dramas.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with an 8 wing. It has helped me better understand myself and my family and friends. It has helped me to learn better how to improve my mental health and be more patient with others. As a parent it helps me understand my children's motivations and needs so much better!

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages


Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican because I am half Mexican! The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Tea or Coffee or anything with alcohol. I respect all religions. and do not mind learning of your beliefs if you choose to share them.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).


addieixmarie rated for My Obsession Zine on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Maggie, WOW! First off, I am so glad to see that your swap arrived safely! Second, I just ADORE your zine that you made! I love the way you put it all together and how it all flows so nicely. After reading your zine, I think I am going to check out some self-help type of books! I think I would really enjoy them as well. Thank you so much for everything! I love it all, the zine, the postcard and the "today in review" that you included. What a GREAT idea!! Thank you SO much again for everything!! Sending hugs! Addie<3
Response: I am so pleased that you liked it. I honestly never know what the reaction will be. I have a hard time keeping my zines small. I hope you continue to join these swaps. Thanks!
ghek rated for Junk Journal Round 7 on Dec 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You are welcome. I love making them.
Comment: Thank you for the great envie! I hope you are doing well :)
Response: Glad you got it. Thanks!!
nomadmama rated for My Obsession Zine on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your zine. Love Jen Haymarket and I loved The Year of Yes.
Response: You are welcome. I love all those books so much. Year of Yes really was great!
Comment: Don't know where this has been, just found in mail box, maybe toured the country. Thank you.
Response: That took awhile to get there. Holy vow! Glad it finally arrived!!
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal Round 7 on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Lovely! I always love seeing your creative spreads! Thanks so much for hosting this swap series again ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving ! Nicole
Response: Thanks so much!!! It was a wonderful Thanksgiving EVEN with my oldest child away in Hawaii and unable to join us. Now I can't wait until Christmas!!! I wanted to ask you if you would like to come up with a theme for one of the junk journal rounds. please let me know and any ideas or requests.
Comment: Thankful greetings, Thank you for your neat zine. I shared the green bean casserole recipe with a pen pal in England. She made it and loved it. Such a simple recipe and yet so tasty! happy holidays
Response: So glad that you got it. I love all these zines and feel like I have found my niche of ladies here on Swap-bot. Thanks for joining us!
Elliepatterson rated for My Obsession Zine on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Holiday greetings, Thank you for your colorful zine. Quite an interesting topic. Also, thanx for hosting this swap & the PC. Your mail in my mailbox is always a treat! blessings
Response: You are welcome. Your zine arrived today too and was so fun to read. There really isn't an exact way to do this theme and I feel like how you did your topic was perfectly fine. Thanks for joining!
Comment: Thank you for the Thanksgiving zine. I hope that your daughter is feeling better. Also, i hope your mother in law didn't bring anything to Thanksgiving. It sounds like she would be the one asked to bring ice in my family. Also, thank you for the Slytherin stickers! They are awesome!
Response: My daughter is feeling a little better and my mother in law redeemed herself a little bit. I am just so glad that we were able to see so many loved ones this year. Last year was a bust.
Comment: I never read "Shades if Grey". Thanks for the extra PC.
Response: Shades of Grey is so good. Dystopian are the best.
Comment: I really love your awesome zines! Thanks so much for a lovely swap (including the awesome vintage stamps on the envie). I made a chocolate pie for our early extended family celebration last week... I am glad it didn't turn out like your worst memory! :)
Response: Thanks so much. And I am happy to report that this Thanksgiving our meal was delicious and critter free!
bordercolliemom59 rated for 2 page Letter #6 on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: maggie sorry cant find you on fb . I did try . I saw one maggie goebel but she has all grown kids and she was from minnesota .
Response: Here is my FB https://m.facebook.com/maggie.z.goebel My Instagram is maggiez_creates
Comment: Talk about a worst thanksgivingโ€ฆ..ewww, lol! Thanks for zine & hope everyone is healthy now.
Response: It was a crappy Thanksgiving! This year will be awesome!! Thanks and glad you got the zine.
Nuisant rated for Private Postcard from my area on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: I got your poster, it is so pretty! i am sticking it up on my pinboard :) thank you so much for organising this swap with me
Response: And I just got your postcard. Plymouth is so beautiful. I can't wait to get there one day. I love that rugged coastline.
Comment: Thanks for the quirky postcard. I think the majority of the world could work on your first two skills listed, always, in perpetuity. LOL Thanks for "keeping it real". I'd also learn to draw digitally. My sister and niece have been doing it for years. I'm technologically challenged. :)
Response: Thanks so much!!! I can't even remember which quirky pc I sent you. I seriously have so many odd postcards. Thanks so much for letting me keep it real. Have a great day!
myancey rated for Lightening Round swap round 2 on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much. I hope I host another soon. I loved this swap
Comment: Love the PC. Enjoyed reading your answers. TYSVM!
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks, it really was a stream of conscience letter-from topic to topic. Interesting really. I hate the time change too and haven't managed to change my car clock yet. Thanks for the Mexican recipes , I'll pass them on. I cook very little (live alone, trying to keep weight down -- not easy during covid when I've mostly been home.
Response: Definately please pass the recipes on. I love sharing the love. And I am so glad you could tell it was a stream of conscience letter. My mind forever wanders. I usually take hours and days to write just a couple pages. So this was a challenge for me.
Karen07 rated for 2021 Halloween postcard swap __ USA on Nov 10, 2021
Comment: I love the card! Thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween.
Response: It was a good Halloween. Thank you! I appreciate it.

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing ๐Ÿ˜ข Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated โ™ฅ

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

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rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! รฐลธหœล  I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

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