Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2022 12:17 pm


Date Joined: September 28, 2018
Last Online: December 1, 2022
Birthday: November 3, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

Update: I am currently going through work up to rule out Multiple Sclerosis. Please be patient with me. I try to check my messages twice a week and send most things on Saturday if possible. I still work full time so I’ve had to cut back on swaps which makes me sad but I have to. Please just contact me if there is anything you feel isn’t right or doesn’t come. Thank you and I appreciate your understanding ❤️

I’m 42 but a kid at heart. I like all things weird. I have two teenagers and a husband. I grew up in Renton, WA and didn’t go too far! My training is as a nurse but I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up still. I currently work as an Anticoagulation nurse. I stopped drinking alcohol 4 years ago and not ashamed at all! I’m a bit of a goof and spend a lot of time “snapping” my life on Instagram. Follow me if you like! @mermaidsandmailboxes I am trying to become the worlds biggest mermaid postcard collector!

You can hear me on Episode 93 of the Postcardist Podcast (if you love postcards you should subscribe) https://thepostcardist.com/e97-mermaid-tales/

I am a culturally Catholic and while I do not practice I very do much still adore the beauty of its traditions and teachings. I do not mix religion and politics. Please do send me Catholic related items however.

I have been a photographer since I was 15 years old and enjoy candid and portrait photography along with manipulating angles and creative photography

I collect a lot of things, mermaids (send the postcards my way lol) in particular but I love old medical items, religious iconic art, interesting ceramics, enamel pins and weird stuff in general. I talk too much about serial killers (sorry not sorry) and Deadliest Catch (I talk too much in general). I’m obsessed with all things Hawaii and I LOVE coconut everything. Anatomy and science are AWESOME. I like trivia and memorizing historical stuff.

My Etsy Wishlist https://www.etsy.com/people/betsykiri/favorites/wishlist?ref=profile

I don’t do judgement... I’m more concerned by someone’s character than their choice of partner, faith, color, or place of origin....so on! I support human beings. I am a huge ally of the LGTBQ + and I believe love is the answer.

I suffer from a rare disease called Chronic Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (google it sometime 🤪) and Trigeminal neuralgia, plus neuropathy among a ton of other stuff.

I started writing again to combat the isolation and loneliness that comes with an invisible, chronic and very painful condition (I look fine to everyone else). I count my blessings and I refuse to give up even though many days I do want to. I try to live like I have little time left, not a lifetime to come. I try to love all people the way they feel they deserve, not the way I think they deserve. Bottom line is everyone deserves the love that we believe deserve. Mental Health Matters!

Favorite Things

Mermaids Ariel Deadliest Catch Goonies Coconuts Hawaii Leonardo DiCaprio Flamingos True Crime/Serial Killers Forensics Anatomy Maps/globes Religion (All) History Fishing Boats Fishing Hoodies Teal Purple Coffee Quotes Coca Cola Classic Bible Verses Rainbows Unicorns Pop culture Art Opera Ballet Music Dancing Ocean Beaches Boats Tropical Places Fashion Makeup Religious Art Maps Sunsets City views Mountains Planes and Flight Space Science (geek!) Vintage jewelry Funny sayings Comedy Shoes Nurses Military history Old stuff
History German Shepherd Dogs Cats Otters Cameras Photography Sea glass Nautical Mexican food Mytroshka dolls Books Postcards
Musicals Hollywood Movies Comedy Kombucha (I’m a little obsessed with Humm coconut lime flavor)

Favorite Books

Non Fiction True Crime (serial killers) or Medical Best Sellers, Brene’ Brown books. Favorite books: A Few, Sarah’s Key, The Alieniest, Working Stiff, Flu, Boink, Starvation Heights, Gone Girl, The Night Circus, Defending Gary, Stiff, Spooked, Angelology, A Discovery of Witches, Relapse, North By Northwestern, Help From Above,

Favorite Movies

ALL Leonardo DiCaprio films so if you got postcards send them my way! Goonies, The Little Mermaid, Jurassic Park, Stardust, Titanic (I saw it 3 times in the theatre), The Notebook (I know cliche, but it’s a great movie), Atonement, A Star is Born, Indiana Jones series, Ghostbusters, Top Gun, Romancing the Stone. The Gods Must Be Crazy, 1980’s movies obviously!

Favorite Television

Deadliest Catch (never miss it)Criminal Minds, and Super Store, Project Runway, and other competition shows are my favorites.

Also, How to Get Away with Murder, American Horror Story, Glee, Super Store, The Knick, Black Mirror, Mind Hunters, Jack Ryan, Project Runway Killing Fields, Monsters Inside Me, Mystery Diagnosis, pretty much anything on Discovery ID channel, Chopped. I stream Hulu and Netflix series and binge series on rainy days.


Thrift and junk hunting, Junk journaling, Bible Journaling, watercolor painting, drawing, collecting interesting ceramics, chalk painting furniture, writing, collecting mermaids, collecting vintage medical items, collecting, pharmacy or apothecary items, collecting vintage decor, collecting enamel pins (mail related, quotes, funny).

What inspires me

Real, human, stories, that’s what inspires me. I am generally interested in anyone who has something they want to share about themselves. Your strange coincidence, six degrees of separation, past and present colliding, I want those stories. Your triumphs and struggles and how you fight or overcame (because that matters).

I have some of my own that I hope inspire others too.


Pantlessrobot rated for Queer Folks PC swap on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this postcard (I am a-okay with it also be a BLM card :) ) and the beautiful message on the back.
Comment: Thank you for the great atcs - I had no idea Poland had anything to do with Antarctica! How cool! Literally, hehe. 🐧 I love the idea of a landscape in a can, it's almost like a tropical version of a snow globe! 🏝❄️
Response: Thank you. I did have help from a Polish friend who told me why they had penguins on them. She said because of the Antarctica Polish station. She had actually been there so she helped spark the idea!
monsbrick rated for Altered PC swap - Be Creative on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this blessed postcard. You made it very pretty with the touch of Sparkles! And I love the sacred heart of Jesus and all the religious postage stamps!
Bramble rated for ATC int #26 - Winter on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Beautiful winter card. Thank you.
explore rated for Alphabet ATC - N (round #2) on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Beethoven postage stamp ATC. Wow! It is so special. I love it. I have been practicing one of Beethoven's Sonatas daily for weeks now.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards - I love how glittery the Mongolia one is! ✨❄️✨
ccmmsu rated for SSS: ATC #10 on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the spooky ATC, Betsy! Perfect for October! :)
ccmmsu rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: I love this ghosty octopus postcard! So cute. Thank you for sending it my way!
kssunlover1947 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #49 on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great pattern card and note.
marclively rated for Black and White pc swap #111 on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Marc
Ryder rated for Alphabet ATC - L (round #2) on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you, arrived today.
octobereve930 rated for I SPY #47 on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: awesome monochromoatic card thank you it is a relaxing color scheme. 10/24
Comment: Thank you! These atcs are so cute, they've got so many things in them!
Comment: Thank you for the spell ATC
lostinavalon rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #45 on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable doll postcard, as well as the Kewpie and Amish quilt stamps!! What a treat! This has a special place in my collection. Shalom!
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #48 on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: thank you for the color card... I don't color but I do love the illustration that is drawn of the unicorn...10/19
squince rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #48 on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: A monthly postcard subscription?! I'm intrigued!
Response: Kiki and Sugar is the name of the company I get mine from. The owner is super cool too.
RAINDARGON rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #36 on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your great atc and have a great rest of the week
sndrtkt rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #45 on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: Love the animal stamps!
squince rated for I SPY #47 on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: Adorable card and decorations!!! xoxo

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ccmmsu on Sep 27, 2022:


So glad to have you with us!

VitaLynne on May 22, 2022:

Thank you for this beautiful PC. So so funny!


ittybittykitty on Mar 8, 2022:

Thank you for joining Weirder Every Day!

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:

Hey lady- missing you and hope you are well!


CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:
JazD on Mar 24, 2021:

Please check you messages. I sent you a message about the $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #4

CajunLady on Mar 10, 2021:

Can you please check your messages? I messaged you about not receiving the Crime Time 🔦 #1: UNSOLVED MURDER on March 6. I've not received a reply or the swap email.

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

CherryBlossomLady on Nov 7, 2020:

Wishing you a happy Fall- stay positive, and pray!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

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