Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 3:52 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: May 22, 2022
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Faves

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 14, 16, 17 and 19. 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! 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. So I am always excited to find vintage papers and scraps.

I love making Zines and am happy to take them.off your hands. 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 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: Modern Family. Sister Wives. 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.😍😍😍


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).


JtttK rated for Zines #4 on May 22, 2022
Comment: this is my first one so thank you for the different varieties of zines
Comment: What a lovely memory!! I love your zine and the note that came with it. Thanks so much for sending them, and for hosting this great swap!
Response: Thank you so much!! It was such a great experience remembering it. Thanks so much!!
Comment: Loved your travel story!! I followed along using Google Maps and satellite view. Did you ever return to visit those cousins again? Thanks for sharing! :) And omg.. that prison! Fascinating!
Response: Yes.... we returned to visit Spring Break of 1989 or 90. We had a new vehicle this time... a Dodge Grand Caravan van. It was a much easier experience... plus we went down to La Paz. It truly was life changing. And I love that you followed on Google maps. You probably were able to see those long days we drove. Thanks so much!
nomadmama rated for Zines #3 on May 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the zines. I really liked the Near Misses one.
Response: Thank you. That was a fun one to research. Thanks for joining us.
heidiblooms rated for 50 Random Facts About Me on May 20, 2022
Comment: I loved reading through these! You would like Caitlin Doughty on YouTube. She's a mortician and super funny!
Response: Thanks so much!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the zine, I enjoyed reading your childhood memories, we use to go to Mexico during summer and my dad would drive on these dangerous winding roads, we even got stuck in a sand storm, parents have this way of hiding the danger from kids so we don’t panic 😱
Response: Thanks so much!! I am glad you liked it! Hope to see you in future zine swaps.
Onaki rated for Zines #5 on May 20, 2022
Response: Thanks!!!
hazelwitch3 rated for Zines #2 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Fabulous two zines -- thank you very much! I enjoyed the little glimpse into your world.
Comment: Thank you for the Utah postcard. I enjoyed reading your favorites. I've thought about collecting those mini brands
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Ugly PC Swap #52 on May 19, 2022
Comment: Well you get a blue ribbon for the ugly postcard! Lol! I looked up Meow Wolf Mart and it looks so cool! I would love to visit someday. Thank you for using all the cool stamps on the postcard too! That was a treat to see.
Response: Thanks so much! It was a score when I found those in the gift shop. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Alberta is a nice province. I am more on the Eastern side of Canada. I have always wanted to check out the shows in Vegas.
Response: Glad you got it thanks!
hazelwitch3 rated for Is That Building Still There? on May 16, 2022
Comment: Great postcard -- thank you very much! And a fascinating building with those multi-coloured stones.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks!!
allest03 rated for SCATTS - V - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on May 16, 2022
Comment: Those stamps are super fun, thank you!
Response: I chose those stamps because you said on your profile that you like space. Glad you liked it.
BethiquaC rated for Zine- Random Signs of Life #5 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Great zine - Quebec is one of my favorite places!
Response: I want to go there so bad!!! Thanks.
octobereve930 rated for SCATTS - W - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on May 15, 2022
Comment: lovely waterfall and list thank you... 5/14
Response: Yay! It came and it was correct. Thanks.I thought it was really pretty as well.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing. We had similar advice to give our little selves <3 I think the mailperson must have spilled their water on the PC because it was very water logged. haha.
Response: Are you serious?!?! What a bummer that it arrived wet!! Crazy! I hope it was still readable!
Comment: This was a cool pc!!!!! And I love things that make u feel good!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. It was fun to answer. Thanks so much!!!
bethe rated for If I Came for a Visit... on May 5, 2022
Comment: I loved reading about where you live. Thank you and happy swapping!
Response: Thanks so much. Great swap!
Comment: The zine finally reached. I did enjoy your recommendations - specially book recos. Thank you for hosting this beautiful swap. It's always fun to join these.
Response: Thanks for joining as always!!!
Foxtales rated for Ugly PC Swap #51 on May 4, 2022
Comment: This postcard doesn't deserve to be called ugly. Though I hate browns I really like this one. You're right, the individual images are a bit small, but I can google them. Looks like amazing places. Getting strong Red Dead Redemption vibes. Thank you for sending this card!
Response: I love all these beautiful places just the photos aren't very good. Sorry. Thanks again.

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Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 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 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

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 ♥

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!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

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