Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 5:22 am


Date Joined: August 13, 2018
Last Online: February 17, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

Since it's been a while, I am going to redo this whole thing!

My name is Emily. I am 30 years old and live in the woods in Pennsylvania. I am married and have 2 wonderful little kids. My son is 8 and a seconder grader and my sassy little girl is two!

I am currently a full-time Veterinary Technology student. It's a lot more work than I had first anticipated! I sometimes fall behind on ratings due to having 2 projects and 2 papers due in one week, so please bare with me as I most certainly will rate you! Because of this also, if it's a pen pal swap (which I love doing), I take a bit to write back, so I hope you don't mind! My first semester is almost over, so I will have a lot more free time coming up! I probably am going to be MIA while in my second semester as I have 8 classes altogether (including live animal labs). I may do a quick and easy swap here and there but will be staying away for a little bit. My dream is to someday work with zoo animals. I plan on getting a Bachelor's possibly in Biology when I am finished with my Associates.

My hobbies include watching movies, listening to music, reading (when I have time other than my text books!), pen palling, paper crafting, and cosplay. I am a big history buff, especially anything medieval/Victorian. I love fashion from those times and someday when I learn to sew, I want to make some period pieces. With that, comes my love of faeries and Renaissance Faires. I would consider myself a woodland faerie type of person. Next year I am hoping to start a faerie garden! I love dressing whimsical, like a faerie. I love everything about Renaissance Faires and buying any piece for my garden, incense, crystals, anything of the likes of all that there!

I consider my fashion sense to be what I call boho-goth. You'll usually find me wearing something black and flowy (Stevie Nicks, my idol, is my fashion inspiration), but I'll sometimes be caught in neutral colors (whites, browns, greens, purples) as well and with a floral print. I was very much into the pin-up couture when I was 25, and have a hard time letting go of all my dresses! I also wear things with skulls on it, as anything macabre interests me.

This is going to sound weird, but serial killers fascinate me. I've studied them from what they've done to trying to pick their minds. I have textbook knowledge about a bunch of them!

I am Pagan, but I'm not entirely out there yet. I practice very conservatively and very privately. I do enjoy talking to people who are like-minded!

I am very much an old soul!

Favorite Music

I'm obsessed with Fleetwood Mac. Led Zeppelin is another favorite band. Anything classic rock is my type of music!

Favorite Books

I try to make time to read, but don't get enough time to! I don't know what my favorite books are, but I enjoy horror stories, have the complete collection of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and I love fairy tales!

Favorite Movies

I am a HUGE horror fan. Besides the things I watch and enjoy with my kids (Marvel, Disney) I really don't watch anything else. My favorite movie is The Silence of the Lambs. I love anything from psychological thrillers to some of the more gorey and suspensful horror movies. I enjoy campy horror flicks from the '80's. I'm not very big on horror movies today (although I'll still go see them). I don't find many of today's movies to be scary and they're pretty much the same story just told differently each time so I get kind of bored. The newest horror movie I enjoyed recently was It Chapter 2. I enjoyed the campyness of it!

Favorite Crafts

I'm big into snail mailing and mail art. I try to craft with my letters as long as I have the time to put into it. I do my best to put thought and heart into everything I do! I create a lot of homemade cards and flip books. I used to create a lot of pocket letters, but haven't had the materials to do so recently. I also enjoy making my own little embellishments whenever I find myself with the time to do so! I love theming my paper crafts. Some themes I enjoy are:

-Bohemian -Magickal (crystals, zodiac, and the likes) -FAERIES -Succulent/Cacti -Stars/space - Victorian/Medieval - Floral - Nautical - Mermaids - Dragons - Witchy/occult - SPOOKY/MACABRE


Unless it’s Halloween related and cartoony, I am VERY arachnophobia, so please don’t send things with spiders. I don’t mind Halloween stickers/washi with them, but anything realistic will make me cry. I have no use for post cards. Unless it’s a written on postcard for a swap, I do not need them. I'm not really into the whole kawaii thing.


My Post Office kind of sucks. For some reason, it seems like sometimes they work quickly, other times they work slowly. I get things returned to me for an extra stamp or two A WEEK AND A HALF after I initially sent, which makes some of my swaps late because they took that long doing who knows what to get something back to me that should have taken maybe 2 days tops. I try to use different post offices when I can, but when I'm at work, my mailing address post office is what I use. If I happen to get something returned back to me very late, I absolutely let my partner know. It seems sometimes, even when I put the swap in the mail box the day it's due, the post mark date on it is 1-2 days later. Unfortuantely, there's nothing I can really do about that. I try not to mail out on the last day possible, but especially while in school, it happens! If there's ever any kind of issue, please contact me first and we'll work it out! I also don't check my mail every single day, so if there's ever any type of issue, I make my partner aware of it as soon as I am!

Jewelry Making

Something I had wanted to get into a few years ago was jewelry making, but for some reason, I just never pursued it at the time. I decided to dive into it for a swap, and now I'm HOOKED! I'm starting off with beaded jewelry, but someday would like to expand my creativeness! I enjoy making things based off of themes I like. I am right now thinking about making a collection that I would describe as "fairy" jewelry: jewel tones, crystals, and fairy charms. I someday would like to make collections based off of certain eras of history that I enjoy, such as ancient Egypt, Medieval/Victorian, that sort of stuff!


junemoon rated for InCoWriMo Vintage social media :) on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Good luck with your future career; sounds wonderful to me, I hope it will work out wonderfully for you.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Fun pen colors! Thanks for the letter!
MissNyx rated for Pinterest - The Pagan Year on Feb 11, 2020
Chocopan rated for Rosettes and embellishments on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your mail and for participating in my swap! I hope you continue to make different embellishments, the ones you sent were already very nice :)
Rosa1 rated for WC ~ January craft Mini Flip Book on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: beautiful little book & thanks for the goodies too!
Rosa1 rated for MSM: 2020 Tarot Reading + Gift on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: thank you!
Rosa1 rated for Imbolc 2020: Book of Shadows Page on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Beautiful page ~ thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely handmade BOS page! I love the dried herb leaves <3
GirlMomToTwo rated for * Friendship Book Swap:) on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: woohoo! thanks gal, I'll move these right along :)
Rosa1 rated for Imbolc 2020: Altar Card on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: thank you ~ Happy Imbolc to you as well :)
Lorivintage55 rated for Jewlery Swap (costume jewelry) on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you Emily for the resend.
Taryn91 rated for GALAXY themed mail! on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thankyou so much I love the package so much!
Rainydancer rated for Pagan Note Card on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: thanks, I liked your envelope
Rosa1 rated for Pagan Friendships #5 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: thanks for sharing!
DreamCloud rated for Pagan Friendships #5 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Irish dancing sounds so fun! Thank you for sharing. :D
BrunetteBunny rated for Pinterest - The Pagan Year on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Loved the last-minute holiday ideas, because that's absolutely my speed. I will definitely be using some of the vegan Imbolc celebration ideas in the next few weeks!
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Pinterest - The Pagan Year on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely pins! ♥️ Jill
DreamCloud rated for Book of Shadows Supplies on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for selection of stickers, washi, journaling cards and hand-drawn items!

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Katti on Feb 26, 2019:

Hi! Did you receive my letter for the PenPals international January swap? Please, don’t forget to rate! 🦊☀️🦋🐝🦉

PatrycjaBakiera on Feb 7, 2019:

Profile check for Crafty Pals Forever :)

gardengnome on Jan 31, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pocket letter you angeled for me. I received it today and thought it was so lovely. I really do appreciate it!

Emilycatherine1989 on Nov 19, 2018:

@kfaye thank you for the suggestion! So far in the past few weeks I've been lucky, but if I run into trouble again I think I'm definitely going to look into doing it that way!

kfaye on Nov 13, 2018:

I make my shipping labels with Paypal. You put in the address you are sending to, the weight, size and specify if it's a thick envelope or box, how you want it sent (first class, priority, media mail...) and it will calculate the exact postage required. Then you pay for your postage online and print out the label right from home, tape it to your package & drop it off at the post office. It includes a tracking number that is also stored in your paypal account. It's pretty awesome!

Emilycatherine1989 on Nov 4, 2018:

@MyRetroSoul thanks! So far in the past week I haven’t had any problems! Let’s hope it stays this way!

MyRetroSoul on Nov 2, 2018:

Hey! I noticed you are having problems with postage and mail coming back to you. I suggest getting a little kitchen scale. Add a forever stamp for one ounce and a additional ounce stamp (.21) for every additional ounce. If your envelope is bulky than it is considered non machinable and will be charged a non machinable fee of .21 cents. It helps to write non machinable on your envelope. they appreciate that. As long as it’s still a standard envelope and weighs 1 ounce, the .21 is all you should need to add for the bulkiness and then of course, an additional .21 cent stamp for each ounce over 1 ounce. Anything non standard envelope sized or bubble mailer should be taken into the post office and mailed out if you aren’t sure. I hope this helps. In the long run you will save money because they will cancel the postage you put on to send out originally and you will have to start all over again once you get it back. Happy Swapping!

Emilycatherine1989 on Oct 31, 2018:

Thanks for the advice. They’ve also been sending things back for simple things, like having a washi sample or even just a home made envelope and asking for more money lately. It’s getting to the point where I’m losing motivation to craft. 😞

MSturgill87 on Oct 31, 2018:

Instead of re-sending several times, perhaps invest in a small scale? You can use a kitchen scale and weigh your items, then look on the USPS website and figure out the price of postage & add stamps accordingly.

Or, take anything that isn't a simple letter/postcard/notecard to the USPS and have them weigh it & stamp it for you.

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