Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2017 8:33 am


Date Joined: August 25, 2016
Last Online: June 23, 2017

Country: United States

Bulletin Board

Looking For
* ATCs
* Blank Penguin and Hedgehog postcards
* Does anyone have an unused postcard of Joy from Inside Out?
* Wonder Woman notecard, postcard, or stamp.


In the beginning was The Word.
My family enjoys Nertz and Dutch Blitz (card games).
We have an adorable Australian Shepherd dog named Allie.
I've kept a journal since Kindergarten.
I used to run a mail delivery service for my parents, grandma, and neighbors.
I love playing volleyball.
Milk may be my favorite beverage. Grape juice is a treat.
Speaking of treats, my aunt makes the best white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
Sunglasses are my semi-permanent accessory.
Now that we're out of winter, I'm trying to get out and walk or bike every day.


  • Colors: most shades of blue and green. Lavender and burgundy are also nice. I don't care for pink.
  • simple & quiet > loud & glitzy
  • white chocolate.
  • 100% cotton socks.
  • Items helpful for correspondence are welcome, such as postcards, stationery, envelopes, return address labels, pens (love Pilot V5 and G2 ), postage (new or used).
  • No Thank You: Please save pink items and stickers for those who will appreciate them more (to be clear, not me! ☺)

A note on pink : several thoughtful swappers have apologized for using pink stationery to correspond. Please do not feel you must limit yourself if pink is one of the ways you comfortably express yourself. I am very happy for you to write on and use pink items, I just have no interest in using them for myself.

Themes I Enjoy

  • Thoughtfulness: Tell me about your attachment to the item you're sending. Where did you find it? How is it significant to you? Why will I like it?
  • Connection: I'd like to hear about the people who are important to you.
  • Lighthouses
  • Reading/Writing/Books/People engaging in these activities (Libraries)
  • Aussies (Australian Shepherd dogs)
  • the beautiful earth, nature, landscapes, sun, moon, stars
  • Happiness
  • Language and Words (such as the same word in many languages, or a greeting in your heart language). Translation appreciated!
  • Something that represents you or your story. Some examples I've received: a postcard of the church the sender was married in, a new year's card from the sender's sister, a map of the sender's city, an image from the sender's favorite movie.
  • For postcards, I look at the text before the image. I'd rather have an interesting message accompanying a lackluster photo than a stunning picture with no commentary.

Off the Shelf

Some of my favorite

Books Les Mis. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Quiet. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. The Hunger Games. The Night Circus. Heidi. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Hiding Place. Books by Malcolm Gladwell.

Currently listening to Julie Andrews read her memoir Home. Very excited to begin This is what a Librarian Looks Like.

Music Classical/Instrumental/Movie Scores. Jars of Clay. DC Talk. United Pursuit Band. The Fray.

Movies The Fourth Wiseman. 3 Idiots. The Intern. Batman Begins. Crash. Notting Hill.

Recently watched Hidden Figures--So good!

TV This is Us. Sherlock. Early Edition. Scrubs. Touched by an Angel. Arthur. Wishbone. Crossing Jordan. Reading Rainbow. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Forever. A to Z. Downton Abbey. Mercy Street.

Not really following anything on TV at the moment. Do you have a solid recommendation?


A place for used postage
Holocaust Stamp Project

A place for used greeting cards
St. Jude's Ranch

A place for old pens and such
Pen Guy Art


December 15, 2016: 100 Ratings!
January 7, 2017: 100 Hearts!


kssunlover1947 rated for QUICK ATC swap #242 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked them.
fbresnah rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #57 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice letter! Never heard about the PBS special, I will have to check it out.
Response: I will be curious what you think!
Miamorswife rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #56 on Jun 13, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating! I'm glad to know this swap arrived.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks a bunch!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and <3!
Comment: Great job on finishing the 45!! I did the same thing - 4 miles on the last day! :) And thanks for the great postcards and ATC backing :)
Response: You are very welcome! Way to push yourself for the finale! Keep moving forward!
Response: Glad your swap arrived--thanks for rating!
Comment: Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for your rating--have a wonderful week!
kaypendragon rated for QUICK ATC swap #241 on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: What a lovely atc! Thanks! I have played pandemic; but I don't own it.
Response: Wow, that traveled fast! Thank you for rating so quickly. :) My friends were playing Mysterium today. The artwork is lovely and reminded me of Dixit.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! I enjoyed reading your insight into these books and I am so happy with the stationary and note cards you sent. You are so generous. I wish I could send you lots of extra hearts. Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome, welcome, welcome! Happy to send items you like so much. Hope to see you in another swap soon!
TriniH rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on May 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Havent had a lot of time, but expect a reply soon!
Response: I look forward to it! Hooray!
Comment: The cards you sent were so cute!!! I will be writing back soon!!
Response: Hooray! I am glad you liked them. :)
Comment: Thank you for the letter, and using part of your Write-on kit for the swap.
Response: Thank you for hosting!
taledo rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on May 24, 2017
Response: Thank you for the rating! I'm enjoying our postcard correspondence.
Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies that I never knew I needed. You are so generous.
Response: You are welcome!
aligurl75 rated for The First Page#2--USA Only on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the book except and sending the envelopes and teabag. Very nice of you. I've not had time to read through them all yet but I will finish it tonight. I really like Julie Andrews also!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for your flexibility, rating, and <3! Hope you might be introduced to some new books you'd like to read!
Kdguard rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on May 11, 2017
Comment: I'm writing back to you this weekend
Response: =D Hooray! I look forward to it.
Comment: Thank you, great swap. I enjoyed reading your answers.
Response: Glad you suggested we do it!
Comment: Thank you for your log of 41.2 miles, yay! I think I had even less variety - definitely no swimming or rowing, and won't be, either, I'm afraid. Thank you for the puzzles, too - my favourite kind.
Response: Hope your second month is going well! I am just keeping up. :) No rowing or swimming for me yet, either... Happy to send the puzzles your way!
aspens rated for Postcard Purge April 2017 on May 7, 2017
Comment: Whoaaa!! Thank you for the super cool swap!! I really appreciate the shark cards, & my nieces will love the coloring pages! ♡ Also, what a fun assortment of postcards! I've been to Germaine's Luau, and last year I stumbled upon a Germaine's sweatshirt at a thrift shop :) Thank you for a great swap!!
Response: Yay! I'm happy to have sent you items you enjoy. Thank you for your creative solution to make sure the rating went through! I had no idea Germaine's Luau was an entity. Having no context for it, I supposed it was just an unusual postcard!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 186 4 5
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161 213 0 0
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sweetpea22 on Jun 20, 2017:

I live about 4 hours from Fayetteville ~my brother used to live there when he was in the Air Force.

sweetpea22 on Jun 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Neat Random Flat Envie PIF ~I love the envies, notecards & addy labels!!!

simcoe54 on Jun 19, 2017:

Just received the notecards and stationary for - RAK: Cat Lover of Stationary. The notecards are soooo cute and both the notecards and stationary will come in handy. Thank you!!!

Lonestarchild on Jun 13, 2017:

OH WOW! Such a fun envie in the box today. And full of CAT fun! This was such a fun RAK. Thank you so much!!!

Paige1900 on May 29, 2017:

You are welcome. And yeah, I love the PC of the girl tucked in the book. I am glad that it has a nice home now. :)

aplusquilting on May 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the random envie PIF. I love everything in it. 🤗

scrapkween on Apr 21, 2017:

HANNAH!!!! =) Thank you soo much for the book. I squealed with glee when i opened it,such a nice surprise .Plan on finishing it this week. I also sent out a letter about a week ago, sos just wanted to give you a head up =)

Hope to hear from you soon! =)

Lonestarchild on Apr 19, 2017:

Thanks so much for the envie of fun for the Random Flat Envie PIF USA. Love all the little B&W tags! Thank you!

SMaria14 on Apr 13, 2017:

Random flat envie - pay it forward!! I loved it all. So generous. Thank you so much. :) xx

MissPaula on Apr 1, 2017:

Thanks for the fun flat rate box! I enjoy paper! I like the postcards and little note pads. Enjoy your Easter dinner! ♥

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