Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2023 6:29 am


Date Joined: February 10, 2022
Last Online: February 3, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

Update 2/3/2023 I'm dealing with a depressive episode and will be taking myself off Swapbot for a bit.

We just moved to a new house. It's still in the process of being set up. I've dedicated an entire wall in my office to Swap-Bot mail.

I'll be creating a new blog soon. I've decided to read all the books I have in my house, including cookbooks and craft books. I've already read a few, but I need to get my books organized first. I think it will be fun.

I love culture so much - music, plays, opera, books - and I love everything old.

Our 14 year old cat died, we are thinking of adopting a new kitten.

It's likely that I'll be going back to school in the near future, I'm excited about that. I want to study social work.

I live in Fargo, ND - the land of extremes. In winter ithe temps drop to -15F/-26C to 100F/38C. I moved here to be with my husband - whom I met in a chatroom in 1997. I've been here fourteen years, thirteen of which I've been married.

I have an 9 year old daughter who has ADHD. My husband also has ADHD and I have an executive functioning disorder, NVLD. I call our house 'The House of Executive Disorder." I like things neat and organized, my husband and daughter are messy. We muddle along.

i have four cats, one of whom is 14 years old. They are all rescues and I love them.

I currently work as an activities assistant at a nursing home . I'm also as writer and I want to be a death doula in the future.

I love being creative, plants, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family. All three of us are readers, and all three of us are 'geeks.' I love Star Trek, my husband and daughter love Star Wars. We all love Doctor Who and comic books.

My friend recently described my decorating style as tasteful old lady and he's spot-on. Lots of antiques everything is a bit worn. Books, cushions and blankets are everywhere. We have lots of plants and tons of artwork.

As for my dislikes: Don't worry about them. I don't care what I'm sent. If I don't like it I will pass it on. I'm not here to get stuff I like. I'm here to meet people, be creative, and enjoy Happy Mail. There have been a few times I've gotten disappointing mail , where it's obvious that the person did the bare minimum or put no thought into what they were sending. But they did send me something, they followed the instructions, and therefore I'll rate them a 5.

Favorite Music

Jazz, classical, '90s country, '90s alternative.

Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Beethoven, Oasis

I am very much into jazz, especially cool jazz. I also love swing - Louis Amstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone.

Other artstis that I love: Lyle Lovett, George Ezra, George Gershwin, classical piano music, classic hymns, Ray Charles, Otis Redding...

Favorite Crafts

  • Bookmarks. I love making these
  • Envelopes
  • Collages
  • Dot to Dot

Why I'm doing this

I thought it would add a section of why I'm doing this. I love crafting, I love mail, and I love giving gifts to people. I love the idea of getting envelopes with crafting supplies. I look forward to learning more about ATCs and making them. I just want to have something to look forward to and to do.

This is also a major stress reliever for me. I work as an activities assistant at a nursing home and it can be very stressful at times. I have four cats, and both my daughter and husband have ADHD. Opening the mail and finding something unexpected from an actual person is wonderful. And creating something to send to another person is even more amazing.

Favorite Books

I read just about everything but I especially love science fiction and fantasy. My favorite books are Brideshead Revisited, East of Eden, Uprooted by Naomi Novak, and the Morrigan Crow series.

I read for a variety of reasons - to escape, to learn, to expand my horizons. I read an incredible amount to my daughter. Anything related to books is always appreciated.

Note: Don't worry if you're not into fantasy. As I said I read everything.

Things I love

I love writing and quotes. I love art, especially modern art. I love washi tape, bookmarks, cats, and I have a small elephant collection. My house is decorated in shades of blue. I prefer old over new, I'll save anything that has a cool font or picture.


I never wanted to do this but I'm going to. Please don't send me an overfilled envelope. One or two items is fantastic. And no glitter, please no glitter. No jewels or anything like that. I don't use them and they end up everywhere.

A single bookmark, stickers, washi tape, a postcard - things that I can quickly use. Quotes, tea, a magnet. It's much nicer to get one or two items carefully picked out rather than a stuffed envelope full of destash. I've gotten wonderful and amazing things through Swap-Bot but I am maxed out right now.


cassie3001 rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Feb 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of papers and stickers!
tristitia rated for Letter with a Prompt on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on family with me. It's wonderful that you have taken your past negative experiences and used them to learn from and make things better, not only for yourself, but for your family. This was such a positive letter - it brightened my day :)
Comment: Thank you for the resend and all the little goodies!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the bookmark with interesting quotes. A friendly reminder: please remember to include the swap name in your note. Fortunately this is a bookmark swap (and I only joined one) and not a Valentine's Day card swap 😂. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Well mine was so different from yours as it's totally abstract and like a jigsaw puzzle. Your card didn't really travel well as a corner was torn and the piece with the berries did not stick well to the card. Maybe you may consider using a plastic sleeve to protect your postcard in the future.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Clean up your room! on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for this great scrappy envelope and the extra bookmarks! I too have bits that I have saved for such a swap as this one, just because. Funny how that happens! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank ! It's all good!
Vickyen rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Hi Haven! Enjoyed your kitties and the one that said, I’m not fat… had me rolling on the floor! Best to you and your sweet fur babies! Thank you for the fun share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ✌️
mchesser12 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #326 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the note and feather cut outs. Sorry to hear your were sick. Good job of getting some things organized. I need to do that myself.
cynthiawhatever rated for Once Upon A... Winter's Gift on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! love the feather you made
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #151 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pc, I would have rated a "5" if you'd let me know about your health issue any time in the last month before I messaged you. But because you didn't let me know, and it arrived after over a month, I'm rating a "3".
Nevi2018 rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: I loved LOVED your Captions!!
cassie3001 rated for WIYM: Top 5 of ‘22 PC on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your top 5 with me, Haven. My condolences on the loss of your friend, what a sad tragedy. I hope all is well with your new house and cat! Happy New Year - I wish you all the best in 2023 (and a better year than the past three!)
Cindymt rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: I loved all the pics especially #7! Thank you for joining my swap!
MsButterfly rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing the cute and funny fotos! Zeta sleeping is my favorite!
spacefoxsupreme rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat photos!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! About half of what I read is YA and I've never heard of either of these!
shine2sparkle rated for Once Upon A... Winter's Gift on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fun reviews!

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simcoe54 on Dec 3, 2022:

CHWH: Destash Stationary -- Thanks for the package of wonderful stationary. Can't wait to use some of it

Shanoya212 on Oct 2, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing treats from the Cheap Postage Tag. I especially love the dinosaur that your daughter made!

yvonne401 on Apr 27, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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