Swap-bot Time: October 30, 2020 6:05 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2012
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Holly, I'm 26 and a full-time freelance writer. I love lots of things, some of them being fat books, cozy sweaters, adult beverages, Netflix marathons, traveling to new places, fun cookbooks, glitter and hobby jumping.

Favorite Books

Here are the books I'm reading right now:

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Favorite books/series include:

  • Outlander

  • The Cruel Prince/Wicked King Series

  • Libba Bray Series

  • Mortal Instruments

  • Clockwork Angel

  • The Luxe

  • Sookie Stackhouse

Favorite Movies

You've Got Mail. That's it. That's the favorite, feel-good movie that no other can top.

Favorite Television

  • Gossip Girl

  • Doctor Who

  • The Office

  • GBBS

  • The Vampire Diaries

  • Once Upon a Time

  • Gilmore Girls

  • True Blood

  • Sex and the City

  • Stranger Things

  • Penny Dreadful


  • Halloween/fall-themed items

  • Letter sets/notecards with envies

  • Any kind of recipes and/or cookbooks and cooking magazines!

  • Scrapbooking/art/smashing/junking supplies, any kind or style, just nothing dirty, used, or torn.

  • Extras of your crafting supplies

  • Anything sparkly or glittery!

ABC's of Things/Themes I'd LOVE:

  • Autumn-themed items
  • Books - if it's your favorite book, I'd love to read it, whether it be paperback, dog-eared, water-stained, whatever
  • Cooking - I love recipes, cooking magazines, cookbooks, etc. Actually if you send me a cookbook, I'll love you forever.
  • Dogs - love dog themed anything, especially black lab or patterdale terrier
  • Envies - big, small, homemade, storebought
  • Feminine - Pink, glitter, makeup, ribbons, girly girl stuff. ;)
  • Glitter - so much glitter
  • Home goods - I can always use extra stuff for my house
  • Incense - any scent!
  • Letter Sets - any kind, please with envelopes.
  • Martha Stewart-esque, cutesy domestic type items
  • Notecards
  • Orange items
  • Postage (any amount)
  • Quick projects/tutorials
  • Recipes (any and all)
  • Stickers - themes that are relevant to the season
  • Tapes of all kinds, washi or otherwise
  • Upcycling
  • Vintage - old is good, dirty/torn is not
  • Writing - anything to do with writing is welcome
  • Xtra surprises! ;)
  • Yarn


I have loved to penpal since I was about 12 years old. I am always up to accepting a new penpal, but I have a few requirements to keep us from wasting our time.

  • Must be at least 25+

  • Must write first

  • Must be looking for a long-term penpal relationship, not just a few letters here and there.

And that's it! :)

Flaking & Rating

I DO NOT LIKE FLAKERS. IT IS STEALING. Therefore, I do not flake. If you have not received something from me, let me know. My post office is sometimes quite slow. Also, I always rate when I receive, so PLEASE do me the same courtesy.

Current Non-Raters:

@fruitbat5150 for Adventures of the Traveling PC R18

@queencordy18 for Adventures of the Traveling PC R19

@crafts4me for Traveling Letter Round #8

@CrystalTenshi for NH: Basic Profile Surprise Swap

Tag Flakers:

@lillianmarie for US Tag Aficionados 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 Tag


I absolutely love collecting and hoarding craft/scrapbooking/journaling/ATC/mail art/mixed media supplies! I love it when people send me their leftover supplies, no matter what it is. One person's trash is another person's treasure!

Although I love crafting, I'm a bit of an amateur (or at least I think I am). My current focus is mail art.


I only dislike receiving a few things -

  • Items featuring cats (except for Halloween black cats, they're okay)
  • The color yellow (like neon yellow, pastel is okay)
  • Items geared towards younger kids (I don't need anymore kid-themed stickers, please)
  • Patriotic themes
  • Teacher/Reward stickers
  • Foods/candies (lots of allergies)
  • Masculine items


Comment: I adore chickpeas! This sounds amazing!
Comment: A surprising and great-sounding recipe. I definitely will try this!
Comment: I love the washy tape and your pretty handwriting. Maybe I’ll try this recipe soon!
Comment: Hi Holly, thank you so much for your letter...I look forward to writing back to you!
Eulegirl rated for Recipes and Memories #4: Chicken on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the very fancy recipe :)
Comment: Such a fantastic card and really excited to try the exciting recipe. Thank you.
kittyhahahotbot rated for Oh my thankful heart! on May 9, 2020
Comment: Hi there! Thank you for the lovely list and for that rockin', cool envelope! I really appreciated that time you spent totally!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smsands2 rated for Recipes and Memories #4: Chicken on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: I think everyone needs an "elegant" very very bad for you casserole in their arsenal. Thank you:) I can't wait to try it !
akebi rated for Recipes and Memories #1: Cookies on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: Loved the story!! Christmas cookies are great year-round. Can't wait to try them!!
nanadiana rated for Recipes and Memories #2: Soup on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the soup recipe. It sounds like a yummy one! Can't wait to try it! Take care!
Burger1girl rated for Recipes and Memories #2: Soup on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Oh I love the recipe! yes, it's def a comfort food. I have a whole rotisseire from work in my frig!! Thank you for sending me the recipe and memory.
Jorryn rated for Pen Pal Search # 10 on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I look forward to responding : )
Highlander18 rated for PC Swap 2-20-2020 (US) on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for The Lodge & Club card.
rifkasorah rated for Pen Pal Search # 9 on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your letter. Funny you had me as a partner.
Comment: Thank you for a nice note. How was your conference? Your job seems like a dream to me. I would love it. Just do not have the confidence to write (LOL). I hope your conference went well. Next time I am on 322, I will wave your direction. Best wishes--Michelle
Lablauri57 rated for Pen Pal Search # 7 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Really enjoyed your letter. I am addressing your letter back right now and in the mail tomorrow . Love Mary Berry
bcdebinbc rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Leekoba rated for A 2019 Newsletter on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter! You travel a lot, that's great :) Happy Swapping!
Froggy2974 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. Merry Christmas
Elliepatterson rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Greetings, Thank you for the moose card with decorated ornaments. Just too dang cute. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

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smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

susieq11 on May 21, 2018:

Thank you for the postcards you sent for AATW May!

sassafrass on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi! I ended up sending your March Wish for All about the Wishes group through Etsy. I was sick and ended up in hospital before I could put something together. Hope you will enjoy!

mariamichelle on Mar 14, 2018:

Thanks again for the adorable notecards in "All About the Wishes"

Aladyjackson on Mar 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the letter from the tag. I can definitely relate to what you are going through. I will write soon πŸ°πŸ‡

zurdoswifey on Feb 27, 2018:

Thanks so much for the amazing assortment of goodies for my Feb Wishlist...everything is perfect

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thanks for the fun postcards for AATW February! Happy to see you back : )

urbexarchaeology on Feb 8, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome planner stickers for my February AATW wishlist!

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