Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 4:21 pm


Date Joined: October 4, 2018
Last Online: February 2, 2020
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I live in the Seattle area of Washington with my husband, son and 2 cats.

I love coffee shops and writing letters or journalling. Lucky I live in a town obsessed with coffee. I'd love some pen pals from all over who might enjoy long letters about nothing in particular, send me a message if thats you :D

Mostly I am a homemaker which means personal assistant these days. I am the rememberer of the family. Sometimes I dog sit for crafty money and to get out of the house.

I love everything about fall. I love the change in the weather, the pops of red in the trees. I love walking in the crisp cool air. I love seeing the squirrels working hard to bury their acorns. I love to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.

Most aspects of my life are touched by video games. My husband is a game designer, my son was named to have video game initials, my husband and I met while working at a video game company. Currently I play Stardew Valley and World of Warcraft (probably more than I should).

Also, I would like to apologize for my cryptic username. Swap-bot told me over 50 of the names I tried were taken and I think it was just broken that day.

Mail: I will mark sent when I hand the mail over to the post office, my mail carrier or put it in the USPS blue mailbox. If I don't do it then I will forget but there could be a day delay in the postmark.

I have a PO box and I check it often, but if you are concerned that I should have received and rated the swap please let me know and I will hustle down there and check :D


I have a love-hate relationship with food.

I love food. I love the social aspect of a meal with friends.

I really love cheese but my body hates cheese. I eat it anyway.

About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with Celiacs Disease, so eating wheat causes my body to attack itself. I love bread and my body really hates bread.

I love trying to recreate my favorite foods gluten and dairy free (I fail a lot at the dairy free because cheese... am I right?!?!)

Favorite Books

I read a lot... well I try to read a lot. This year I have been doing a challenge through my library to read 10 books I might not otherwise read. I say that because I'm not sure what to say is my favorite.

My favorite book of all is Charlotte Sometimes. This is a book I read again and enjoy it more.

I read suspense and humor and historical fiction and and and... really I will give anything a try.

Favorite Television

I love to watch documentary style shows. Whatever is on when I have some time.

Shows I make time to watch are: Genius, Masterpiece Theater and anything by Ken Burns.

My Netflix list is ridiculously long. I like to watch while I sew or do other crafty things but there is always something new to add to my watch list and not enough time to watch them.

My favorite show of all time is the Gilmore Girls. I re-watch it from the beginning every fall while I make gifts.

Favorite Movies

Moulin Rouge, Love Actually, Minions, Greatest Showman, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter.

Totoro! I keep looking for him but I never find him.

Honestly, I love a lot of movies. I love the ones that make me laugh or cry, cover my eyes or want to sing. I try to see as many as possible.

Favorite Music

This is very hard too. I love lots of music. I listen to jazz and punk, Elvis and Eminem. I love music.

Favorite Crafts

My main craft is sewing. I like to make bags and quilts. I try to make all my gifts for people and sewing is the quick and easy thing for me.

A few years ago we had a tree fall in our house and we were put in a temp apartment. All my craft supplies were put in storage. It was a hard time but I picked up a pen and started journaling. The home repairs are done and I am still writing daily. I love it.

I really do love to sit and drink coffee and write letters. I have a few little cousins as penpals which is adorable.

I love fountain pens and ink. This is also new for me and I think I have a problem. I can't get enough.

I play with watercolors but mostly I seem to make blobs of pretty colors and thats ok.

Things I Love

books (old and new)

cats (especially mine)

black cats (especially mine)

squirrels and acorns

coffee and tea

fountain pens and ink

plaid... anything plaid (fabric, washi...)


kawaii (cats and squirrels are my favorite)

My Neighbor Totoro


stamps (especially from other countries)



french fries and tacos

Fuzzy animals and creatures


old maps

Things I don't love

mean people

carrots and peas

people yelling at me about politics or religion

Strong perfume and smoky smells - they can cause migraines :(


Angelflores rated for TBR:Tea Belly Swap on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks you dear for the tea and the stickers
riverwatcher rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the resend. It arrived yesterday.
Response: So sorry I missed your message. I have resent today and hope it gets to you quickly. Happy New Year!
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #3 INTL on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this interesting postcard, it's postage stamps and our lovely note. Happy New Year!
IDreamOfAfrica rated for CALG-Christmas Card and Tea on Dec 25, 2019
Comment: πŸ†ƒπŸ…·πŸ…°πŸ…½πŸ…Ί πŸ†ˆπŸ…ΎπŸ†„ for the beautiful Christmas card and Peppermint tea! You are my "tea twin". I am not much of a tea drinker, but when I do it is Peppermint all the way! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Beautiful swap - thank you so much! I will include these in my fall journal. We are full-on winter here but I’m always a season behind!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the book! I loved reading about everyone's fur babies! Thank you for going above and beyond!
Comment: Thank you for the fun letter - I will write back after the holidays- if I survive them 😳
Comment: Adorable card! Thanks so much!
Comment: (βŠƒο½‘β€’Μβ€Ώβ€’Μ€ο½‘)βŠƒβ”β˜†οΎŸ.*ο½₯q゚ Thank You Cynthia for the beautiful πŸ” hen post card! I absolutely LOVE it. Blessings to your and your family. πŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’› Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❀ ƸӜƷ Ξ΅Ρ—Π· xoxo Lora
carfra89 rated for AFWLG: An ENVIE of Leaves on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you everything you included for this swap! I love that it’s all different then what I had so now I have more variety. :D
GirlMomToTwo rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: thanks for the post card!
Comment: Received the scrapbook and loved it! You did an awesome job!
Comment: Thank you for writing to me again. It was lovely.
Hyshu rated for WIYM: Thank You Card Swap #4 on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of cards, including the bonus one! Thank you for joining my Swap!
Comment: Thanks and great stationery I love the utilitarian brown!
Bantiarna rated for WIYM: Thank You Card Swap #4 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous thank you!
vlhafer54 rated for KKL:Travelling cat book (2) on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I enjoyed reading about your fur babies.
Comment: Oh my god! Thank you so much for the letter! I adore reading about everything! Thank you so much for including the photos too, it made it all that much more special! Thank you also for the little goodie you included too, honestly, thank you x a million! I hope you have a purrr-fect week ^_^
vlhafer54 rated for KKL:letter as a cat on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I love it - gave me some chuckles. You obviously can see into a cat's mind.
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard #2 on May 28, 2019
Comment: Looks like a pretty and relaxing place to visit. Thank you. I like the postage stamps.

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tigerlily2110 on Dec 23, 2019:

Hi, can you please read @riverwatcher message that she has sent you on here, and the email message that I have sent you re WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap. Thanks

riverwatcher on Dec 12, 2019:

Hi. I sent you a message.

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