Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 5:09 pm


Date Joined: March 6, 2010
Last Online: October 16, 2013
Birthday: October 13, 1982
Country: United States

About Me

I'm Lauren - a wife, a baby on the way, wants to be a part of something larger than myself.

I have a husband, a cat named Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Anastasia Nickolaevna Romanova of Russia and a mini Aussie shepherd named Molly, who we call Stinky Puppy.

I play the trumpet and guitar. I love reading, psychology, philosophy, media, libertarianism and Catholicism.

Favorite Music

My favorite is a good bluesy-rock.

Chicago, Eric Clapton, Kings of Leon, The Weepies, The Shins, The Black Keys, Gotye, Fun, Macklemore, Imagine Dragons

Favorite Books

I like literary fiction, YA books, chick-lit, and non-fiction in the areas of self-help, psychology, memoirs, Catholicism and libertarian politics.


Fave books: Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro, The Schopenhauer Cure - Irvin Yalom, The Stolen Child - Keith Donahue,

Fave YA: Hunger Games, Uglies, Twilight, Harry Potter, Vampire Academy, Tillerman Cycle, The Giver trilogy, Gossamer, Divergent, Chemical Garden

Favorite Crafts

Postcards, ATCs, art journals, letter writing, drawing, embroidery, repurposing.

I'm not really into scrapbooking - though i love the supplies.

I love paper and pens.


My general style is more trendy than anything, I suppose.

Postcards, Polaroids/Instax, vintage/vintage inspired, 50s housewife, black & white, records, books, daisies, scarves, lomography, Steelers, magnets, cameos, lockets, vintage flowery patterns

Art supplies, pens (fineliners, micron, le pen, gel, disposable fountain pens), unlined or graph notebooks/sketchbooks, embroidery thread/hoops, ephemera, washi tape, notecards, letter sets, stickers, zines, ink stamps, air mail envelopes

Favorite colors: gray, black, white, navy blue, pale yellow, teal

Favorite themes: camping, woodland creatures, picnic or grilling, mail, library, foxes


Clowns, bugs/spiders, roosters, dolphins, roses, celtic, goth, Thomas Kinkade

Skittles, gum, hard candies, grape flavor

Playing cards, puzzles, word search/sodoku/crosswords, planners, calendars

I'm a Christian but please don't send me Christian themed or "inspirational" items.


  • any of my favorite themes
  • library cards
  • hedgehogs, skunks, foxes
  • magnets
  • crafty zines
  • Frankie magazine from Australia!
  • design magazines (especially foreign)
  • pocket Cahier moleskines (blank or graph)
  • Field Notes notebooks (blank or graph)
  • washi tape
  • anything Steelers
  • vintage photographs
  • Air Mail envelopes
  • expired Polaroid instant film
  • your favorite book


Comment: Thanks for re-sending. Great selection of stickers sent in a beautiful envie.
Response: You're welcome! Glad you got them this time.
silvermoonsnake rated for I travelled to .... PC Swap! on Feb 20, 2011
Comment: Thanks <3
Comment: Thank you for the PC and the cute little note!
Comment: Thanks for the orangey goodness!
Jjean rated for 10 Handmade Envy Swap on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes...I will find a use for each one.....& the extra will be great to use also....thanks so much....
deadknots rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #1 on Jan 28, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. Best wishes!
dolcxvita rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #1 on Jan 25, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the Postcard, have a good time in DC! :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It arrived 3 days ago. :)
hollychihuahua rated for Blog Comments on Jan 22, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much.
Mar1l1ze rated for Re-Purposed Letter Sets! on Jan 19, 2011
panda47 rated for 2011 Postcard swap #1 - January on Jan 18, 2011
Comment: NIce postcard! Thanks so much. Love your postage stamp too.
glendas rated for Blog Comments on Jan 18, 2011
Comment: thank you for your lovely comments
Flutterflies22 rated for Blog Comments on Jan 16, 2011
iLoveMail rated for Re-Purposed Letter Sets! on Jan 16, 2011
Comment: I LOVE the set you made! Thanks so much for joining my swap :)
jojoanna rated for Mail art <3 on Jan 14, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the mail art, very creative :) also thank you for the photo and memo sheets. I hadnt seen the instax film until now!
Response: I saw that you liked Polaroids, so thought you might like that too! Fujifilm makes an Instax Mini AND Instax Wide (210), you should check them out. :)
redrooster rated for Simple Notecard Swap on Jan 14, 2011
Comment: Hello from Sydney / Bonjour de Sydney 

Many thanks for the TREE postcard which has reach me today. I would love to swap cards with you sometime, so if interested contact me DIRECT at my Email here [email protected] If you want to see some great postcards, you can have a look at my website where I have more than 1000 different cards for swap (or for sale) on subject/theme such as UNESCO World Heritage sites, Map of rare countries and islands, Pacific Islands, Lighthouse, Stadium, Airport, Cruise Ship & Navy Ships, Railway, Library, Building, Temple, Animals and lot more… The link to my website is: http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au I’m also interested into getting some digital photos of USA (and other countries you might visited and taken some digital photos off) lighthouses and/or UNESCO World Heritage site to make into new postcards… if you think you can help with this project Email me at [email protected] (or would like more info / we are “paying” the photographer for photos we can use with some FREE postcards of your choice…) Please do check this cool Yahoo group for postcard collector and join the group if you think you can expend you postcard collection with us… http://groups.yahoo.com/group/postal-postcard/ Laurent from Down-Under
Kraftylady777 rated for Mail art <3 on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: Hi Lauren, Thanks for a great swap. I LOVE everything! I love your artwork on the envie and all the goodies you sent me. I can use everything for my own artwork. Thanks for checking my profile and making this so special. (Where did you get the cute "fish" notepaper you wrote the swap info on? It's cute.) Happy New Year! Kim :o)
Response: Aw thanks! Hmm, the fish paper I got in the mail from a penpal, so I can't help you!
coleenfranks rated for Blog Comments on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: Thanks for following on my blog.
teemnis rated for Not so Secret Santa on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: It came! Thank you for the great book! I love it! The necklace is also beautiful.
Response: So glad everything turned out well!

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thehappyhoneybee on Mar 29, 2011:

Welcome to District 13! Please stop by the forum and introduce yourself + chat when you get the chance.


savannahjan on Jan 28, 2011:

I am so glad I'm not the only one who things Team Jacob and Team Peeta are contradictions. I tried to discuss that with some people online once and they just didn't see the correlation at all! So, yay! I love the Peeta/Katniss relationship. ^squee^

Karenmomofthree on Jan 3, 2011:

Great Blog and I left a comment there as well. I would love to trade you for some stamped images of the Post card stamp! Let me know if you are in the mood for a private swap!

DeniseN10ec on Dec 22, 2010:

We would like to welcome you to the Shutter Me Up Group . We look forward to seeing your creative photographic talents.

Also wishing you and your family the very happiest of holidays.

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group


"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" 
--Eskimo proverb

NYRCupcake on Nov 21, 2010:

Hi! I also love YA fiction, the Giver triliogy and Virgin Suicides. You have Alice in Wonderland strewn about in your profile. It's also one of my favorite things. I was highly disappointed with the recent movie though. Did you enjoy it?

thehappyhoneybee on Oct 8, 2010:

Hi Lauren,

Please stop by The Hundred Acre Wood sometime. We'd love to have you request to join after you've had a few more mailed swaps completed!



mommaviv on Oct 6, 2010:

LOL still re-reading "I would join..." want you to know I would have loved a egg carton full of goodies. hehehehe :0)

guysgirl on Sep 26, 2010:


I was search for some DIY crafts and found this site, and immediately thought of you with your washi tape. Check it out if you want:



Spencerette on Sep 22, 2010:

Thanks for joining Harry Potter Fans Worldwide.

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