Swap-bot Time: April 23, 2021 3:17 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: April 22, 2021
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello all,

02/10/2021 Started the keto diet late January 2021. This is the second time I've been on this diet. If you have any tried and true recipes you would like to share for this diet, feel free to share them with me! Also, I have a few I would love to share with you....

Back from a summer break. Hosting a few swaps. Come and join in the fun!

October 2019: Only one piece of mail has gone missing, so that is an improvement. Still no word from the Postmaster even though I have left him a message to contact me. Still waiting.....

17 Aug 2019: Still no word from the PO about missing mail. It is still happening. Frustrating.... Not sure if they will contact me IF and when they discover the reason why mail is going missing. Sure would be nice though.

8/2/19 : I have been having an issue with my outgoing mail going missing. I have resent several swaps and those have not arrived to their destinations either. Not sure what is happening, as I have verified with the recipients their addresses, and the addresses were correct. I have contacted the PO, and they are going to look into the issue, but who knows what that will bring. Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me, if I haven't already contacted you. I am more than happy to resend a swap due to this happening. Thank you for your understanding....

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and zentangle!

I have started collecting the Franken Deck of playing cards here on SB, which is really been quite fun! It is interesting to see what kinds of cards I get...

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the short winter days and long nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I am a baby witch. Just learning all about witchcraft. Very interesting and not at all what main stream society thinks it is all about. I finally feel like I fit in somewhere. When I was a kid, my sister and I would go roller skating on Friday nights while our parents would go grocery shopping, but I wouldn't go unless I could "see" myself doing it. Now I know it was a form of witchcraft. I still do that on occasion.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too.

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Favorite Movie: Hamilton. Excellent movie!

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime. I listen to a variety of podcasters including Northern Frights, Small Town Murder, Criminal, Unsolved Murders|True Crime Stories, Unresolved, just to name a few. Some are serious and some are done lightheartedly. All are good, and all do not disrespect anyone who has died.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with. Please don't send your PC's from another state that you don't live in. I have a ton of those.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol. Agates. Ayla. ATC's.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other
languages. Bowtruckles. Billywig. Beltane.

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!) Candles, especially soy.

D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate. Diamond Painting. Demiguise.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe. Erumphant.

F: Finger-less gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorillas. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley Giraffes. Gardening. Geocaching.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger. Hufflepuff House.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland. Incense. Imbolc.

J: Jam. J.K. Rowling. Jacob Kowalski. Jeep.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas. Lamma. Litha.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine. Mooncalf. Moon. Mabon.

N: Notecards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler. Narwhals. Newt Scramander.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans. Occamy. Ostara.

P: Postcards: [Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. ] Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Pepe` Le Pew. Princesses. Painted Pennies. Pickett.

Q: Quartz. Quidditch. Queenie.

R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severus Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot. Samhain. Sabbats.

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee. Tina.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White. Watercolor. Wax seal. Witches.

X: ??

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure. Yule.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also. Hello Kitty.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids,and not to mention the afghan or a few. lol I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And non raters...... Non rater ~ @PlannerCoz for Playing Card Swap ~ Round 2 ~ Swap #15. International. Lives in Australia. She won't answer emails about this swap and messages sent to her have been read but not answered.


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Response: You are most welcome..... Have a terrific day...
EchoLima rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #7 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!!! I wish I could give you more than one heart because this was truly above and beyond! Thank you so much! I can't wait to use everything in my journal especially those cute charms! They will be perfect as part of my spine dangle!!!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! Have fun!
Comment: So scary about your niece! Glad to hear her and baby are doing better!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. My niece and great niece are still in the hospital, but both are doing well. Thanks for being in my swaps!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Beauty and the Beast postcard, I always loved the Disney ones! Also, very happy to hear good news about your niece and baby.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart...
Comment: Thank you for the postcard & fun swaps! 😊
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating....
Comment: I love the quotes and the cat on the sofa!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart. Have a magickal day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and for hosting these cool swaps. I hope everything is well and good with you. MN has been in the news a whole lot lately!
Response: You are most welcome... MN has been in the public eye for quite some time... Hoping it all dies down soon.... Also hoping no riots after the trial is overwith, but not holding my breath... Have a great day.... Happy swapping...
Comment: Hi Brenda thanks for the card I haven’t been on swap out for a while so it’s good to be back!
Response: You are most welcome! I haven't seen you around. It's nice to see you back, and we were partnered up, that was nice! Thanks for the heart rating... have a great day!
Comment: Thanks for the neat postcard. That sounds like an interesting course!
Response: You are most welcome! It is very interesting... Thanks for the comment and for the heart....
Comment: Thank you for the cornish pixie postcard! I definitely feel like they did not get enough screen time!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for th heart!
Comment: Hey there Brenda ~! Thank you lots for the cute black cat PC. I hope you're enjoying your Spring weather.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the PC! Yes spring has arrived, but we can still get a dumping of snow at any time! Yuck! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you again for the fun grilling PC. I may try to be brave this year & try my hand at grilling. Hmmm...may have to. LOL Love your swaps. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked the PC and the swaps! They are fun to do! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: My work shut down and most everyone has been working from home the majority of the pandemic! I go in 2 days a week but now hear we'll be called back probably in a week, so sad. i love WFH!
Response: Maybe you can talk your boss into letting you WFH? Maybe that will become the norm from now on... Who knows? Thanks for rating... Have a great day...
Response: Thanks for the heart rating.... Have a fantastic day and happy swapping.... Thanks for joining in on the swaps!
Comment: Thanks for the great fun card! Yes, having a dream notebook really helps :-) I appreciate this quick swap, thanks for hosting.
Response: Your most welcome! I will give it a try.... Thanks for the heart rating... Glad you are in these swaps! I love them too! So fun....
Comment: ill get your card stated out in 17
Comment: Thank you, Brenda, for the super cute cat card and great quote! I love these swaps of yours.
Response: You are most welcome! I love the fastness of these swaps too! Have a great day! Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Thank you for the cute unbirthday card. I love the postcards. where did you get them?
Response: I buy most of my PC's on Amazon. Have a great day! Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Thank you for doing these swaps. Happy swapping.
Response: Love doing these swaps too! Thanks for the heart.....
Comment: Yes, these swaps are fun! I usually have to mail them after the post office closes. Ours is under construction, so we can't post mail there. Our mail carrier comes early in the a.m., so we have to drive it into another town. I can't wait for the construction to be finished! Yes, I've played both for fun and professionally. Mostly musicals and quartets. It was wonderful to get paid for doing what I loved. Retired now. Sure miss it.
Response: I imagine you would miss it since you love it so. Thanks for the heart rating....

Rating Overview

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Hunbun on Mar 22, 2021:

Received my traveling notecard today--thank you so much for sending it home!

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

USAFwife on Feb 9, 2021:

Thank you for hosting so many wonderful holiday card swaps! They've been so much fun to join, and I can't imagine how much work it must be to coordinate!

SeleneW on Jan 22, 2021:

For the sweet birthday card!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

cmalaina on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving !!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

SeleneW on Jul 1, 2020:

Missing you too!

SeleneW on May 29, 2020:

Hope, Health and Happiness! Stay safe, I'm trying not to worry about you. <3 <3 <3

SeleneW on Apr 21, 2020:

Thinking of you! <3

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