Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 9:22 am


Date Joined: June 23, 2017
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States

About Me

Hello everyone! I enjoy sending and receiving happy snail mail. I live in North Carolina and am a Wisconsin transplant. I have no human babies, just one elderly fur-baby - Mr. Carter the Cat, who recently turned the big 2-0 in January. Since quarantine, I've been adopted by a stray cat, she is all black with green eyes. I've named her Lizzie because she's a little lizard hunter.

I mainly like to do postcard, notecard, journal and letter swaps; so please do not feel it is necessary to send any extras items to earn a heart. I already have way, way too much in my inventory!

I recently embarked on the journey of using essential oils and there is so much to learn! I would appreciate it if you have any suggestions for a book for a beginner, or any other tips or tricks when using essential oils.

Favorite Books

I enjoy most books, historical fiction, travel memoirs, and biographies. I will read just about anything, there have been maybe two or three books I started but did not finish because I did not like them.

Favorite Crafts

I started making cards a few of years ago; and have discovered that I do not have as much time for it as I thought I would. I would also like to learn how to knit or crochet and give cross-stitch a try, but oh where to find the time!


Postcrossing is my version of armchair traveling! I love to travel, and Postcrossing helps with the travel bug. I am currently in the initial stages of planning my next trip which will be either Morocco or walking the Camino de Santiago - hopefully in September 2021. So any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated.

Walking / hiking and generally being outdoors, but there is nothing about camping that I enjoy - it's too much work to be enjoyable.

Favorite Television

I'm not much of a TV or movie watcher, but will occasionally will subscribe to Netflix when new seasons of The Crown, Grace & Frankie, and Messiah become available.


I love all things stationery (paper, notecards, journals, stickers, washi tape & gel pens);

All things pineapple and lemon;

I have become obsessed with the 'hello' and 'choose joy' motifs;

I'm a Francophile so that includes anything French related (Eiffel Tower, macaroons, lavender, berets, etc.);

Journal prompts;


Religious items: I am a Christian and I enjoy learning about the various religions of the world. Feel free to send something related to your faith for learning purposes. They are all fascinating, and the 3 monotheistic religions are very closely related.



Flowers: poinsettias, magnolias and geraniums

Animals: Cats, Hedgehogs, Llamas, Otters, Owls, Lambs/Sheep and Giraffes (adult appropriate ones are a challenge to find); and

Vespa / scooter - I have always wanted one, hopefully someday I'll own one.


Glitter - it usually ends up all over the house and my face!

Hello Kitty - yes, I'm a cat person, but I simply do not appreciate Hello Kitty items.

Disney or any other childish styles;

Cosmetics, bath and body products - I love them, but I now have allergies to a multitude of the ingredients :(


I Iike earl grey tea, but my favorites are mint, and chai. I like trying different flavors, so feel free to send others you think I may like.


Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ 1 & 2 PETER on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Candace, Thank you for the postcard of St. Anthony Cathedral. I didn't know there was one in Padova. I like your quote about the glory and goodness of God, something good to recall during this time of chaos in the world.
pammie rated for Bible Lessons on the Eyes on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing God's Holy Word with me. God Bless!
ImnotDorothy rated for Happy Little Notecards #124 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: The sunflower card is great, I’m going to use it in my journal. History is my favorite too.
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #216 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty note and sharing your weekend. Covid has changed our weekends too. I hope you were able to vote. We have had mail in voting for several years, so don't have to worry about standing in line. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the Psalm Word Search book. I am looking forward to doing them. I love reading Psalms!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ JEREMIAH on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you Candace for the pc and verse. I am loving these swaps.
knitterofhats rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #215 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the note about your weekend.
djfshop rated for David's Deliverer Bible Study on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I truly enjoyed reading your answers.
CraftyShana76 rated for Happy Little Notecards #112 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: TYVM!!!! I enjoyed reading your notecard.
AlexandriaV rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #214 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: It sounds like you are finding great ways to fill your time - language learning and armchair travel sound fantastic!
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ JAMES on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Hi Candace, Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Italy. It reminds me of my trip to Western Europe in my college years. Have a blessed day and hope to see you again in scripture swaps.
Littleroo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #213 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and cat PC. Hope your Spanish class works out.
Artistic rated for TCHH: Fall Gift Exchange on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: How did you know I needed a new scrubber?! Perfect! So appreciated the presentation of this swap. The newspaper wrapping, the leaf sticky notes -- thank you for that! The home decor item is the personification of Autumn. Thank you!
Christianmom rated for Bible Study on Job 2 on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you Candace for the questions and answers to the bible study and for the coloring page. I will enjoy coloring it. God bless!!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I enjoyed your note about Lizzie, your adopted cat... Or rather, the cat that adopted you. ☺ Best wishes!
AutumnMoon121 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #212 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Lovely card & note! Thank you =).
Carollee922 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #211 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you
susieq40 rated for RSC - September's Sender's Choice on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Live the card, and all the message you wrote Stay safe.
Comment: Thank you for the post card. I love swapping Scripture.
dobiegirl rated for Psalm 138 Bible Study on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: thank you very inspirational

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CraftyShana76 on Sep 17, 2020:

TYVM for the July WTA washi samples, stickers and ATC backgrounds.

LadyJo on Sep 2, 2020:

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Candace, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


Kirkdebb on May 26, 2020:

Thank you for the handmade envelopes WTA! You sent a great selection! I love the anime one! I love seeing all the different things you make envelopes out of!

Lonestarchild on May 11, 2020:

Thanks so much for the lovely notecards for the Weekly WTA (4/29-5/5). These are great!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

poppie07 on Aug 20, 2019:

Your welcome! I’m so glad you liked how the color collab turned out! I’m glad I was able to be a part of it! Til next time!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

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