Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 3:51 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: December 3, 2022
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello all,

8/9/22 I had some mail put out in my mailbox, including a couple of swaps, ready to be mailed out for today. However, I noticed that our mailperson did not show up to deliver our mail until 6 pm! Meaning that my mail missed the last mail pick up! One of my swaps was to be mailed out on the 9th, today, but will have the 10th as the cancelled date. This is very frustrating for me and totally out of my hands. If I had known that this was going to happen, I would have taken the mail to the post office instead of relying on my postperson coming on time. I apologize to my partners.

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.

Non rater ~ @pascoek for Playing Card Swap ~ Round #3 Swap #8, Reached out twice and she hasn't responded to messages.

@mailandart hasn't responded to messages about Playing Card Swap Round #3 Swap #5 She is to send to me, and haven't received. Angeled by bluecrayons on August 31, 2022. Thank you Rhonda!


Comment: Thank you for the adorable card and sharing your Christmas mouse story!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart rating.... Have an epic day.....
me2az50 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #8 on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Christmas card and the note. Also thank you for the goodies. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have an epic day! Happy swapping....
Comment: I've joined your swaps for a couple of years now and I think this might be the first time I received a card from you! I'm so excited!! Thank you so much for your swap- the card is so pretty! Your Thanksgiving sounded lovely and your Christmas plans are so nice! We have no plans for Christmas- just spending time with family! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!
Response: Aw thank you so much for the kind words. I do believe you are correct in that we haven't been partners before. We can't say that any longer! I was glad to get you as a partner! You are most welcome for liking everything. My pleasure in sending it all... Thanks for the heart rating... Happy swapping to you... Have an epic day!
Comment: Thank-you😊
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating me. Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the cards! I love the idea of donating to charities in lieu of presents!
Response: You are most welcome! It is a great break from having to try to figure something out.....Thanks for the heart rating..... Have an epic day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving card and the note. Hope you had a great day.
Response: You are most welcome. Thanksgiving day started out just fine, but by the end of the day, I was feeling crappy, and ended up in the ER. I was admitted to the hospital. Apparently the Covid I had a couple weeks ago did some damage to my COPD lungs and a perfect storm happened where I was't able to breathe very well. Long story shortened. I am doing much better and am at my daughters house again for a short stay because of the weather (snow storm) and their schedule, (work), before I am able to get home. I hope you have an epic day! Happy swapping.... Brenda
Comment: OMG, I raised my arms in joy ( As I can't jump, due to wheelchair, Ha ! ), when my hubby brought the mail in this morning and seen a card from you! 😁 So, love getting swaps from you ! TYSVM for joining my swap😊, for the Red Cardinal card ( my favorite bird & they're here year round ), along with your wonderful note and lovely blank Christmas card. I love all you sent! I know exactly what you mean by, writing out thngs to write about. It's that way for me also and basically all I have left to say anything about, is my doctor appts. with my regular doctor & my SPMS disease doctor and Chemo therapy I have done every 3 weeks. That's so good to hear, you finally tested negative for Covid and got to go back to work. Yay! Now that's funny, your boss saying, you couldn't come back to work, without bringing in a cake, LOL ! Which was so nice of you to make one for him. I'm sure he enjoyed it. Well. Take good care and I hope you had a good Thanksgiving day. We did here !😁
Response: Well thank you so much for the heart rating! I truly appreciate it! I love Cardinals too. In High School, our mascot was the Cardinal. Go Red! Anyway, I digress. I am so glad your Thanksgiving's day was a good one. Mine started out fair. I saw my son, he came over here in the morning to pick up something from my SIL. He walked through the house and didn't even acknowledge my presence, and neither did his two teenage kids. My daughter said something to the kids, and they were like "hi grandma" with no emotion. It's all good though. They don't know me. The rest of the day was just fine. My SIL had his cousin's family here and we ate and played some games and watched football. My breathing was starting to become a bit labored when I would get up to walk or do anything, but would settle down quickly afterwards. So I didn't think too much about it. I had to let my dog Chico out at about 9:30pm and to do so you have to go down a half flight of stairs to get to the doors. After taking Chico out and going back up to the livingroom, I was completely out of breath, and I was having difficulty getting my breath back. I told my daughter, between breaths that I might have to go to the Hospital. She said, ok, just let her know. After a bit I caught my breath, and was able to breathe again. So I thought, I'm ok. Then I had to use the bathroom, which was about 20 steps away from where I was sitting on the couch. I got up walked to the bathroom and then when I was done, went back to the livingroom. I just couldn't catch my breath. I asked my daughter if she would take me to the hospital. Of course, she agreed. So off the three of us went, me, her and her husband. I had a hard time breathing the whole way there. I just couldn't catch my breath. Then getting out of the truck and walking to the desk was a hard task. I was brought right in to triage, and then brought right into a room where they immediately put a c-pap machine on me, to help me breath. Well, That was Thursday late night/early Friday morning. I was admitted into the hospital ICU. I did have Covid a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't have it that bad, but . I must have had it bad enough that it triggered the emphysema of my COPD. It is Tuesday night now, and I just got home to my daughters house this evening and will be here for the next couple of days. I am super weak and unable to drive my car, plus we had a snow storm here all day today. At my daughters house there is about a foot of snow. I hope all this makes sense. I'll be out of work for a bit yet, even though I did go back for two days before Thanksgiving. Strange twist of fate, huh? Talk soon! Brenda
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the neat stuff ❀️
Response: So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart! Happy Holidays. Hugs, Brenda
kayebubbly rated for Random Postcard Swap on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the re send!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating me. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Brenda
kromo rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #5 on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card. You must have been writing that card same day we were under our snow day advisory lol. Snow days in the Midwest such a surprise πŸ˜† Merry Christmas πŸŽ„
Response: Yes I was writing it on that day. Actually. here we had an advisory for about 3 days. Thankfully I have been home for over a week now. I didn't have to worry about driving at all. Thank you for the heart rating. Hugs, Brenda
KarlaKC rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #5 on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Brenda, for your card I received. I think it's for this swap, but it wasn't marked on the outside of the envelope (no worries...I forget to write it on the envelope sometimes). I haven't opened it yet as I think I'm waiting until after Thanksgiving to open Christmas cards. Not sure yet. LOL Have a wonderful holiday season!... Karla, 11/18/22 UPDATE: Thank you for the snowman card and the sheets of list paper you enclosed. I thought it funny that both you and my other partner sent snowman cards ..I had to check to be sure it wasn't a themed swap (because I didn't send a snowman to my partners! 😳) I'm featuring your card on my IG as I open cards everyday. Come see the cards as I see them! Have a Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„β™₯️... Karla, 12/3/22
Response: Hi Karla, Yes I do forget to write it on the outside envelope on occasion. Sorry about that. I hope you have an epic day. Happy swapping. Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Thanks Brenda--you are my very first Christmas card this year! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: You are most welcome! Glad to be your first! Thanks for the heart rating... Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Mary Engelbreit card! I've always loved her artwork. I'm flying to Dallas to visit my parents for Christmas :)
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked it! Glad you get to go to Dallas to visit your parents. Have an epic day! Hugs, Brenda
spicemom rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #4 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Hi Brenda Thank you for the pretty card and recipe card and fall stickers and washi tape Spicemom
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating. Have a wonderful day and happy swapping.... Hugs, Brenda
beenebag rated for Scrap Sampler Exchange - US Only #2 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Love all the little bits, the napkin, great scrap papers too:) and the bee card is fun. Hope you get some fun stuff too. Now to incorporate my new stash with my old and see what creative stuff comes up. Take care and happy creating! PS Don't run into many Brendas...We must be special;) B
Response: Hi Brenda! I am so glad you liked everything I sent you. Thanks for the heart rating.... Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Yay, You got me for your partner once more ! I love getting swaps from you! It's too bad it's only a few months though.πŸ™ But TYSVM for the so lovely Thanksgiving card and the awesome goodies you shared with me. I love them all ! I'm so sorry, you won't get to see your daughter this Thanksgiving. πŸ™ But because you may have to work. That's sad hon! I hope your Christmas will twice blessed then. All my 5 adult children and my grandchildren will be for Thanksgiving and also for Christmas. Will definitely be a rather full house. Well my dear, I need to get to bed now. I hope to bb able swap with again soon. Happy Holidays!
Response: I was very happy also to have you as my partner, as stated! You are most welcome! You will have a full home! wow! Wish I could be a silent partner and witness the fun that must happen! How old are your grandchildren? It must be fun to be able to see them. My youngest grandchild is now 12, and I haven't seen her in probably 4 years. Pity her dad has issues. Anyway, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy every minute! Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I hope you were victorious in Halloween cards! Mine was uneventful - I watched Halloween baking shows.
Response: You are most welcome! We had a fun night of cards, and my team of two took 2 games to one. Yay! Watching Halloween baking shows doesn't sound so bad. That could be fun! Interesting anyway. Thanks for the heart rating.... Have an epic day... Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Thank you for hosting!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for joining in! Thanks for the heart rating.... Have an epic day..... Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Mary Englebreit card! It’s so selfless of you and your daughter to give to charities instead of gifts.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating. We decided that it was too hard to buy for one another, and it would be easier to give to others in need.... Thank you for your kind words. Have an epic day... Hugs, Brenda
Comment: Thank you!😊
Response: You are most welcome! Have an epic day! Hugs, Brenda

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cmalaina on Oct 1, 2022:

Happy October !!

VitaLynne on Jan 22, 2022:

Thank you, Mss Brenda, for the lovely Christmas Card and for the stickers tucked inside Miss Brenda's Christmas Card Swap #18. You're an angel. All the best to you today and always! Vita LynnΓ©

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

πŸŽ„β„οΈMerry Christmas!β„οΈπŸŽ„

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

LizFinn on Sep 12, 2021:

Just a hello!

cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:


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!

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