Swap-bot Time: June 7, 2023 5:56 am


Date Joined: May 16, 2019
Last Online: June 6, 2023
Birthday: December 1, 1973
Country: United States
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About Me

I appreciate the thoughtfulness when swap partners add extras, but I'm almost out of crafting storage space!

Pokemon Go Trainer Code (I play daily once again, after having a break of not playing for about 16 months): 9528 2974 7854

A few things about me: (current 5/2023)

  • 49yo, female, married w/ 4 kids (2 grownups, 2 college students)
  • she/her
  • LBGTQ ally 🏳️‍🌈🌈
  • INFJ
  • Enneagram type 6
  • atheist homeschooler--no denim jumpers here!
  • I cook several hours a day--all gluten-free and vegan
  • constantly reading, don’t leave home without my Kindle or a book
  • unrepentant potty mouth
  • I love coffee all day and white wine at night
  • NPR is my jam
  • I don't really listen to music often; my brain works in words. I also don't watch movies often, maybe once or twice a year. My attention span just doesn't allow me to. TV shows (on Netflix, Hulu, etc., we don't have an actual provider) work better, but I would much rather be reading than watching.
  • I like to write and receive long, newsy letters, though I warn that I'm not terribly efficient at time management so I might not write for a month then three times the following month. I'm full of surprises that way!
  • Mail art delights me. #NoPlainEnvelopes
  • After a hiatus of several years, I am crocheting again, mostly in the winter. I forgot how soothing it can be!


  • Books! Fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, classics, poetry...I will read pretty much anything except fantasy/sci-fi. I like there to be at least some semblance of realism. Favorite authors, in no particular order:

    • David Sedaris
    • Diana Gabaldon
    • Chris Bohjalian
    • Amor Towles
    • Louise Erdrich
    • Heather Morris
  • Most of the day I listen to podcasts/news shows while working, driving, crafting, etc. If I'm not reading, I'm listening. Some favorite podcasts, in no particular order:

    • Morning Joe
    • The Moth
    • The Rachel Maddow Show
    • The Reidout
    • The Daily Beans
    • Deadline: White House
    • Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
    • Code Switch
    • Mortified
    • Spilled Milk
  • sarcasm

  • smart, creative women, especially in the arts and politics
  • unique/unusual washi and stickers
  • Indigo Girls, my favorite band and almost the only music I listen to
  • colors: olive/jade green is favorite, followed by purple, teal, turquoise, and yellow
  • bright prints/motifs, but also muted/vintage 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • letter sets
  • unusual paper--textured, handmade, from old ledgers, vintage library cards, telegrams, etc.
  • men in kilts
  • retro images, especially retro women
  • art nouveau
  • art deco
  • mandalas
  • botanical images, esp. daisies, sunflowers, bonsai, moss, mushrooms
  • butterflies, dragonflies, moths
  • unusual typography
  • book/magazine pages, especially vintage or non-English
  • kaleidoscopes & similar imagery
  • pens--current fave is Pilot Precise V5 Rolling Ball Extra Fine Tip


  • hair
  • rodents
  • housework
  • stereotypical "girly" stuff
  • animal prints
  • camel toe
  • fantasy/sci-fi
  • traditional holiday stuff; it just seems so artificial, especially xmas
  • anything containing lavender (I'm allergic). Love the color, not the plant
  • sweets/candy
  • chocolate 🤢
  • ribbon/fabric
  • religious or faith-based ANYTHING
  • “cute” or kawaii
  • kiddie/juvenile stuff

Favorite Postcard Themes:

  • out-of-the-ordinary
  • feminist
  • books/bookstores/authors
  • artists/art
  • food/drink, esp. coffee or wine
  • humorous
  • eccentric/odd
  • vintage
  • non-touristy


USAFwife rated for FLL: May Letter #2 on Jun 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for your catch up letter. :) Sorry to hear about the hail storms and damage! We have had a lot of hail here lately, but it's been small and no damage. I'll reply soon!
Eulegirl rated for MAE: Galaxy themed envelope swap on May 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the stellar envies!
Response: Haha, I see what you did there!
Fuchsi rated for R&W: So far this year on May 23, 2023
Comment: Dear Debbie, thank you very much for this book list and being able to see the titles made it very fascinating to go through everything! ^-^ I hope you have a good week! Yours, Maxi
Lealie rated for CPG Colors Minizines #42 - Global on May 19, 2023
Comment: This was lovely, thank you so much! I just recently started with zines, too. They're so much fun!
Response: They really are!
monsbrick rated for Letter Swap on May 9, 2023
Comment: Hi Debbie, sure hope your arm feels better soon! I’m sorry you had to write but I appreciate your dedication!
Response: It is slowly improving. Thank you!
Comment: Thankyou for sharing your one week with me.It is my first time to join this swap and it is so interesting. I do buy the apple in Mcdonald in the pie day,it is just$3.14,originally is $10.I never use Pinterest.It is surprise to know your life ,it is totally different from mine .Most of the people use public transportation.I do wish you have a nice day.Thx again<3
laprochaine rated for Washi Letter - Pick 7 on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Debbie I absolutely loved everything about your letter. You took so much care in dying the paper, matching the paper and pulling out your typewriter. Thanks for sharing a little of yourself with me 🥰
Response: You're so kind, thank you!
Fuchsi rated for FLL: InCoWriMo 2023 #1 on Feb 21, 2023
Comment: Hello Debbie, thank you very much for your letter! ^-^ The snow you've seen on your daughters pictures was a very occasion for us as well and I enjoyed having snow for once a lot. And tha picture of you with the towel turban looks really cool! XD When I grew up, I had very short hair and it took me a while to learn this. Have a wonderful week and happy InCoWriMo. I'm this year by 10 letters this months. It's manageable. Yours, Maxi
shinyserra rated for FLL: InCoWriMo 2023 #2 on Feb 16, 2023
Comment: Hey Debbie! Thanks for the letter! I hope you had fun with your new dart set on Valentines Day :) I love playing darts but I am so terrible at it lol
metrognome rated for FLL: Not On Regular Stationery on Feb 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Your mini-rant was awesome, btw. ;)
Comment: So sorry for the suuuuper late rate! Your swap was amazing as always. I remember how much thought and time you put into this. Thank you :)
Comment: Thanks for your list. The scrap journal was cool. I want to try and make one.
Ladyadybug rated for YouTube Tutorial Flipbook on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely flipbook and the fun goodies you have included for me :)
lrm1980 rated for Decorative Envelopes on Oct 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice envelopes and stickers!
MushroomHuntingCrow rated for Decorative Envelopes on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: thank you these are such pretty envelopes!
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the papers you used!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your list. :) I've read The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek, but not the sequel yet. I might give it a pass based on what you thought. :) We'll see. :)
Response: It wasn't a horrible book, but it felt a bit forced.
Comment: Thank you for the nice notecards.
AlisonKingWriter rated for FLL: InCoWriMo #2 on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much!! Reply coming to you hopefully soon. <3 Al
CraftyShana76 rated for FLL: InCoWriMo #2 on Feb 22, 2022
Comment: TYVM for the nice letter and I appreciate the paper crafting goodies you included.

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

myancey on Aug 11, 2021:

I want to say thanks for the og wta stickers u sent me. Postmarked July 3rd they arrived today. I have no idea where they have been or why it took over a month to get here but I wanted to say thank you. I hope and pray you are well during this crazy pandemic. Take care. And thanks again

myancey on Aug 7, 2021:

Thanks for the stickers!!!!! This is for wta swaps in Usa. Thanks bunches

TryshaH81 on Aug 4, 2021:

Thank you for the handmade envelopes. They are beautiful!

PerArduaAdAlta on May 7, 2021:

Got your stickers today! My daughters are dividing them among themselves 💖 I really appreciate them thank you!

mejulia on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you for the notecards and understanding my goof. I will enjoy using these cards for my chemo buddy (I send once a week to a woman on IV chemo).

user6937 on Nov 5, 2020:

Thanks for the envelopes - I'm sure I'll be able to use them. (Tags - Help! I Can't Find.......)

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the altered index card for Leola's gift! This has been far better than I ever could have expected and imagined; thank you for being a part of it!!

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