Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2022 11:39 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: May 24, 2022

Country: United States
Postcrossing Profile

About Me

Updated 7 May 2022

I edited my profile so you'll see fewer ads and now it's down from three to one! No security updates and they had time to add space to display more ads?!!

Every few weeks I head to central Wisconsin to visit my husband's parents for a few days, 210mi/340km from our home to theirs. They are 89 and live in their home.

Our big news is that we have an apartment for my in-laws, near us in Minneapolis. This senior living community is my first choice and I think they'll enjoy it. There are lots of activities and restaurant-style dining (it's a thing) so my MIL can stop cooking. The VA hospital is nearby and my FIL can go there for healthcare. They'll move in the end of June.

My kitchen is my craft room because I love cooking and baking. We are vegetarians, doing our bit for climate change. These days I'm simplifying complicated recipes, like crustless cheese-less quiche with three ingredients plus salt, pepper and herbs. What are your favorite foods? How do you make them? I drink lots of tea, mostly herbal now, if a swap suggests sending tea in sealed packets.


I send the blank postcards I receive to family and friends and people on Postcrossing. Please send colorful and cheerful postcards that you'd happily send your family and friends. If you're sending me a naked postcard, please send one that's a favorite of yours, sender's choice or for a swap with a theme.

No, thank you. Sorry, no hearts. Postcards to color, postcards for Christian holidays and legends, and Zazzle postcards. Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards. Not those childish Distributed by Michael's Inc. designs. Please, no junk.

manders loves kawaii

Omurice is a wonderful quick dinner. I make it with Trader Joe's Japanese Fried Rice and extra frozen vegetables, thin omelettes that we lay over the fried rice, and ketchup. And now it's turning up in kawaii like Ojipan and I love them all!

My favorite kawaii has a face. I love food with faces and anchovies with legs and animals in an unlikely milieu like cat servers at faux Starbucks. I enjoy most characters, especially San-X.

No, thanks. Poo and bottoms aren't kawaii to me. 3D stickers from sheets and sticker flakes, especially PVC and puffy. Real photos made cute aren't so cute to me. Unicorns are too sweet for me.

No, thank you

  • Christian holidays, etc. I'm Jewish.
  • Ephemera, scrap book paper, die cuts, and the like. My phone is my planner.
  • Extras. I have plenty of kawaii, stickers and washi tape.
  • Food. We keep kosher and we are vegetarians.
  • Glitter, sequins and other tiny metallic or plastic bits
  • Plastic, if possible. Reuse all those bubble mailers!
  • Postcards: see above
  • Tobacco smoke residue aka thirdhand smoke. See also thirdhandsmoke.org.
  • Unicorns, except the Unicorn Tapestries dating from the late Middle Ages.


turboneko rated for KSU: 20 Mind Wave Flake Stickers! on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flakes! ^_^
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like you had a great trip!
Response: You're welcome! Yes I did!
Net3811 rated for Note on a Postalette on May 7, 2022
Comment: I love your submarine postalette! I've never seen printed postalette's before and loved getting one so unique! Thanks also for the extra.
Response: You're welcome. The copyright date on my pad of Yellow Submarine postalettes is 2005. I've had them forever!
Comment: Wonderful selection, wonderful mess. =D Travel safely, and have fun.
Response: I am leaving behind all sorts of completed tasks and I'm sure I'll enjoy the trip all the more!
Comment: OMG manders! The internal organs washi!!!! You find the best washi! Loved the too many flakes, too. Happy dance!!!
Response: I thought you might enjoy those body parts!
turboneko rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii: 30 flakes! on Apr 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment ^_^
Response: You're so welcome!
Comment: Meredith, thank you so much for your swap. That's such a cute bag for the stickers. Hope you're doing well!
Response: You're welcome. We are well. Greg's TA has Covid now so he's teaching some discussion sections in the five-day quarantine.
turtles27 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 5 Washi Samples - US on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Washi! I'm so thrilled you have some with dragonflies, so pretty!
Response: You're welcome. I was thrilled that I could fulfill your wish!
Comment: Thank you for the swap with lots of great stamps. I adore that cute little duck stationery.
Response: You're welcome. I have great fun decorating with postage.
Comment: Thanks for the nice assortment of cards for this swap.
Response: You're welcome. I have fun putting together these swaps.
Coffeeegal rated for IS:2 for 2 postcard swap # 3 on Mar 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you and where you get all the cool washi
Response: You're welcome. I buy washi tape from sellers on Etsy. Most of it is Japanese. I think I have most of the sellers among my Etsy favs (link above). There's even a button so you'll see just the washi tape favs.
Ikat78 rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 3/2022 on Mar 21, 2022
Comment: Wow Meredith! These postcards are all very unique and I love them. Thank you for the fun washi envie as well. My fav pc from the group is the artist in flight, lol. I have SO many questions!!! Have a great day.
Response: You're welcome. I have fun choosing offbeat postcards for you.
Petaltea rated for IS:2 for 2 postcard swap # 3 on Mar 21, 2022
Comment: Lovely and unique postcards! Thank you. I hope your well🌷
Response: You're welcome. We are well and still wearing masks.because many people aren't. Thank you for hosting the swap!
Comment: Love it! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! It's always fun to use up stickers.
Comment: Thank you! Love the Shenandoah postcard especially! It seems to snow a lot more here than it did in Oklahoma but I'll take snow over ice storms or Tornadoes any day lol
Response: So funny! Last week I received a Postcrossing postcard that was delivered to a Postcrosser in Montana! I'm glad it was someone who knows about Postcrossing!
Comment: Hello, I am so sorry that this rating is coming so late. You can read my Profile to find out the details. I appreciate your swap that you sent me toad to my wonderful collection of Art in all forms. If I received something that needed to be passed onto the next swapper, please know they have been passed on. I am leaving Swap-bot after participating in this FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE from 2007. My health is needing my complete attention in order to heal and improve over time. THANK YOU goes out to all those I swapped with over the last about 15 years, it has been a PLEASURE. Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010 Thank You so much for your WONDERFUL LETTER! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Also, I send my appreciate the 2 postcards you sent along with your letter. They will find a good home with me.
Response: You're welcome. I know you'll get well. Take care.
Duamutef rated for IS: 2 for 2 postcard swap on Mar 1, 2022
Response: I like your username.
Lonestarchild rated for CPTG: 2 for 2/22/22 USA on Mar 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for beautiful cards and enjoyed your chatty note!
Response: You're welcome!
MuggleMom rated for CPTG: 2 for 2/22/22 USA on Mar 1, 2022
Comment: LOVE all the cute kawaii items and very clever to send the playing cards with 2's!! Your note sheet was just the cutest also - where did you buy it - the sleepy owl in a coffee cup? Thank you for the generous sharing - happy mail indeed!! xxMuggleMom
Response: You're welcome! I added the Andy Warhol playings cards because you have altered playing cards on your profile.
Burger1girl rated for Cover an Envelope with Washi on Mar 1, 2022
Comment: The envelopes are beautiful!! SO many types of washi, nice to sit and gaze upon it. I am so with you on the health aspect, you are not alone. SO happy for you!! Italy?!?! WOW, you deserve it! Thank you for the vegan recipe, going shopping to tomorrow and get the ingredients. Thank you so much and if you ever feel like writing me please do...I'm always here...
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating comment. The next couple of months are utterly chaotic. After that I'll be back to writing letters.

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susieq11 on May 14, 2022:

Thank you for all the dessert recipes for WW April! I got two envelopes today! Both postmarked this week but one dated in April. So I think that’s what it was for? All the recipes look so delicious and I’ll be trying them sometime soon I hope! Yum! Thanks so much for thinking of me!!! : )

Ikat78 on Mar 28, 2022:

Thank you for the used postage RAK from WW group. :)

debbiespoms on Mar 19, 2022:

Aren't you just the sweetest person ever! Thank you so much, for the Profile RAK wish, for all the sheets of Kawaii memo sheets. You didn't have to do that. But thank you for being so thoughtful though and I love what you sent me! Enjoy yourself making cookies for your Jewish holiday. I love to bake! Esp. cookies.

kiddomerriweather on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you for the kawaii letter sets you sent for my March WW! They are much needed and appreciated.

susieq11 on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the stamps RAK in WW! I love them - so many from countries I rarely get mail from, yay! Thanks for offering these! xoxo

BusyB on Mar 14, 2022:

Ohh thank you very much 😯 for the kawaii memo sheets and your note! Lol, I know the feeling of being quiet while the hubs works at home. I don't know where to buy kawaii here. Not driving 122 miles to Daiso right now! Lol I appreciate you remembering me this month! WW March Wishlist

bethe on Mar 12, 2022:

Thank you for the fun washi covered envelope! I love the idea and so happy you participated in my swap! I love the Kawaii letter sets, stickers and NASA post card you sent as well. Really appreciate it! March WW

Bhindblueeyes on Mar 3, 2022:

Meredith, you are such a doll! I was thrilled to received this delightfully bizarre card in my box yesterday. Thank you so much for thinking of me - it has really helped me get through some very hard times recently. Much love and many thanks to you!

Ciska76 on Feb 20, 2022:

Dear Meredith, Thank you so much for granting my wish (MAW! February). Love your note and the washi samples ❤️

Zefaniya on Feb 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the kawaii memos for FEB WW! :)

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