Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2020 7:36 pm


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: October 13, 2020
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: Great cards thank You for the selection 😃and extras
mrsD rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #5 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: just a wonderful envie full of goodies! esp. love the Asian stickers :) thank you so much!
m3i5 rated for WIYM: 1, 2, 3, 4! Blind Envie Edition! on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Hi Valerie, Thank you very much for the great assortiment of items in your blind envie! :D
Nuisant rated for WIYM: My Favorite Color #2 INTL on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the cool card and telling me about your collections! :):):)
kasa rated for ESG: Summer Letter Swap on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Hello Valerie. Thank you for your email and sharing some things about your self. I hope to reply in the next few days. Happy swapping.
aspens rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Hello! I really apologize for getting to this so, so late! I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this time. On to your list~ it's all very positive and happy and for that I'm grateful to listen to especially now. George Ezra has such a powerful, orchestral voice. And I recognize "Lollipop" by Mika from Just Dance! Lol! I also like his song "Big Girl" (also from Just Dance). Based on the music choices, I'd think you're a very upbeat person!
Comment: So nice "new" songs for me 😊 Some songs in your list are also in mine...and such a coincidence of desire for Spice Girls was still together 🤩 Thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you for your email! I really enjoyed listening to the songs you chose! I really appreciated the links as well!. 💗
Comment: Thanks a bunch for your awesome email! I loved reading through it! Have a great week :)
bblue rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #4 on May 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely staionery!
princessnot rated for March 2020: What Did You Read? on Apr 21, 2020
Comment: I have not heard of this book before but very interesting!
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2020 March on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I loved reading about your choice. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books (of course both my daughters have all the books) but I do love the movies.Thanks for joining my swap. Happy Reading!
dmwcheng rated for March 2020: What Did You Read? on Apr 19, 2020
Comment: Hi Val. Thank you for your email and book review. I just wanted to give you a massive electronic bear hug. I haven't really read a lot either. Hard to focus. And that's totally A-OK. One day at a time. <333 Stay sane.
margeux rated for March 2020: What Did You Read? on Apr 19, 2020
Comment: Great email, Valerie! I enjoy hearing about books AND the way that people read, so thanks for sharing. And cheers to (hopefully) more reading this month! <3
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I am the total opposite, i need to read to take my mind of covid19. Do let me know when you completed The Storm Sister, i am hesitating to get a copy. Hate it when an ending kills the whole book.
Nevi2018 rated for Email Questions #2: Self-Care on Apr 11, 2020
Comment: Apologies for the delay on rating! I was social distancing from my P.O. Box :) Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Nevi2018 rated for Email Questions #1: About Me on Mar 28, 2020

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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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