Swap-bot Time: April 13, 2021 2:38 am


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only)
The Canadian Snail Mail Café

About Me

UPDATED June 28: I am officially all caught up with my ratings (except for one swap and I have messaged the member). If I haven't rated you yet, it is because I haven't received your swap. Feel free to contact me for a resend!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile!

I'm a French Canadian woman in her early thirties, mother of a toddler, and full-time teacher.

I have been penpalling for many years and, 3 years ago, I discovered the joy of swapping! I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. Even if a swap is sender's choice, I often take a look at my partner's profile to make sure I don't send something they don't like. I can't always accommodate, but I try as much as possible.

I take my swaps very seriously. That means that I always send on time. I actually go out of my way to send on time. Lost mail happens more often than we think! That's why I would prefer you contact me first and offer me a chance to re-send before rating me a 1.

For my likes and dislikes, see the sections below.

Happy swapping!

Favorite Books

I don't read as much as I would like to. Got too many things to do and too little time. I try to read about 20 books a year. My go-to genres are romantic comedies, mystery novels, and thrillers.

I participate in a lot of book log swaps here. They are my favorite swaps on Swap-Bot because I get to discover new books I wouldn't have known existed otherwise.

Favorite Television

I mainly watch French Canadian TV shows: Deuxième chance, Silence on joue, Un souper presque parfait, La voix, Les chefs!, Une autre histoire, Lâcher prise et District 31 (very late on that series though!).

Other shows I enjoy watching are How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Fuller House, Friends, Castle, Bones, Sugar Rush, home renovation shows, Border Security, and Queer Eye.

Recently started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Really enjoying it!

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafting! Pocket letters (full and mini) and ATCs are my go-to crafts. I also do the occasional flipbooks when I have enough free time.

I do cross stitching in the fall and in the winter. I have a lot of unfinished projects in the basement that I'm looking forward to getting back into this fall!

I occasionally do some adult coloring as well.

Swaps - Likes

Looking for inspiration on what to send me? Here are things I would love to receive:

  • Touristic postcards from your country or area
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Blank notecards (with envelope)
  • Anything Harry Potter (especially Hufflepuff, my House)

Here are other things I like to receive but have enough of at the moment (however, I won't say no to them if you decide to send lol):

  • Sticker sheets
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Bookmarks
  • Small journals
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

I'm usually not picky when it comes to swaps, but here are things I would prefer not to receive:

  • No tea please. I prefer to buy my own tea bags.
  • Nothing violent (against ANY living creature)
  • Nothing religious. I don't follow any religion.
  • Nothing erotic/nude.
  • Nothing related to politics
  • Nothing vintage. I'm just not fond of those things.
  • Nothing I need to color. Sorry, just got too many of these things at home!

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.), planner stickers

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).

Facebook Groups

On top of swapping here on Swap-Bot, I also admin a few Facebook penpalling groups. Come take a look and join if you are interested!

You can find the links at the top of my profile!

The Canadian Snail Mail Café - A pen pal group for Canadian residents. We also have weekly wishes, tags, and giveaways!

Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only 18+) - A safe Facebook group for women to find penpals worldwide. What makes us different is that we only accept members who are looking for penpals anywhere. Country specific posts (like UK only, or Canada only) are not accepted.

Bookworm Penpals - This group is still rather small, but it has started to grow. It is a penpal group for women who also LOVE to read! Join us and share your passion of reading with other members!


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from the Canadian Rockies. I would love to visit there sometime.
Pupullona rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
dorcii rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the reviews, and thanks a lot for hosting the swap :)
KSENiA rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
theduckling rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 6, 2021
postmarkd rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I'm so glad you enjoyed the third book more than the second, there's nothing worse than when the sequel(s) don't live up to the first book. Thanks for including your DNF, the only thing that had me interested was the location (ahh, Ireland.. 💚) but glad you made it up with your other series! Thanks so much for hosting the swap!! Happy reading!!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard, Valerie. I've had the same goal for years - all the best with your progress!
Nevi2018 rated for We did WHAT for Christmas on Feb 10, 2021
SunflowerRose rated for First & Last Lines No. 30 on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks.
Bikinina rated for First & Last Lines No. 30 on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Valerie. :)
Lward643 rated for First & Last Lines No. 30 on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your recommendation!
draco rated for PINTEREST #36-RHODE ISLAND on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: thank you for the great board
Comment: Thank you so much for the Vancouver Island card. I'd love to visit someday. I hope you enjoyed my swap!
Lilyhax rated for PINTEREST #35-pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for your email! :) It seems we had the exact same goal regarding to book-reading in 2020! :) I also set up 1 book per month = 12 total.
Casmi rated for PINTEREST #36-RHODE ISLAND on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
mb58ca rated for Grant A Wish on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Valerie, thanks for granting more than one wish! Love the labels.
HappyMom rated for ESG: December 3-2-1 on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating - but I loved your list and hope your month is going well - stay healthy and take care of that baby!!!
kammy rated for pinterest #34-OREGON on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Great pinterest board
kammy rated for PINTEREST #35-pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Great pinterest board

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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


CurlyTea on Aug 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block


bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

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