Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 12:59 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2011
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: February 29
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Rachel and I'm an aspiring writer, and accountant by day. I'm a recent transplant to the Bay Area after spending most of my life in Oregon (growing up) and Washington (for college). I love to travel, cook new recipes, write novels, read books but also buy more books than I can read, and I also love to pretend to be knowledgeable about wine. I have a cat and lots of plants and a boyfriend (in no particular order). I'm a Pisces! I also really like whiskey, dachshunds, yoga, and recently...running!


Crafts I sometimes attempt:

  • journaling
  • sewing (bags, quilts, and more recently clothing)
  • mail art / letter writing

Craftwise, I would love to receive:

  • blank journals
  • address labels
  • rubber stamps / ink pads (not childish)
  • mail art supplies
  • markers or pens
  • lettersets
  • notecards
  • stickers
  • ephemera
  • washi tapes


  • chocolate and candy in general (I love trying different types of candy! I especially like chocolate and sour things, and I fell in love with licorice on a trip to Iceland)
  • fortune cookie fortunes, and odd bits of paper in general
  • ephemera
  • vintage stamps (unused preferred)
  • plants / botanicals
  • cats
  • Haruki Murakami (more about books I love/have read on my goodreads. friend me if you want! I love reading pals)
  • notepads with pretty designs
  • Tea - I mostly drink either Earl Grey or herbal tea, however I'd love to try your favorite kind!
  • the color yellow
  • dogs (I have a senior dachshund mix who lives on my parents farm; he loves the space to roam!)
  • baking and cooking! feel free to share your favorite recipes!
  • Totoro / Studio Ghibli


I love all postcards, and recently I'm really loving:

  • castles/ruins
  • lighthouses
  • city views at night
  • the northern lights (aurora borealis)
  • botanicals/nature themes
  • mushrooms/plants
  • outer space/astronomy/stars/planets
  • art (nudity is fine)

Please no sharks or spiders. They really freak me out. Thanks!!

But postcards are just a picture without the notes that go along with them! I'd love to hear about your day, what you love, what you've been thinking about, something about your country/city/state, something that makes you happy, or whatever! If you are looking to receive a postcard back, or for a penpal, let me know because I love exchanging happy mail :)


I love discovering new things through swapping, especially through the creativity of my swap partners and penpals, so this one is difficult! I'm mostly open to receiving anything, however....

Spiders freak me out! I don't like sharks, but I was conflicted to find the recent U.S.A. sharks postage very likable, and I'm not disturbed by drawings of sharks. I think I'm just scared of the movie Jaws after watching it too young at a friend's house, at the beach no less!

I don't trade ATCs or Inchies. I am not a scrapbooker, but I like to journal. Please see the craft section above for more!

I don't like receiving items that smell of cigarette smoke. I don't drink instant coffee, but my boyfriend will drink it at some point -- I do like tea and regular coffee though :)

Please no religious, political or patriotic items.


julesstewart rated for Happy Mail #5 on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: I am so thrilled with the Snoopy postcard. Someone special will be getting that one soon. Thanks so much!
kizzlets rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #15 on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. Can you tell me where you got those very pretty fishy sticker flakes, I want more of it and to buy some for my own stash? <333
AZmom875 rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for being in this fun swap. Great postcard from you.
usctrojans79 rated for Non-touristy Postcards Swap on Oct 26, 2020
GiuliaL rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #14 on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: That you so much!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the heart :)
Honeyloveart rated for Non-touristy Postcards Swap on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty PC! I'll be sure to do a rain dance for you in Cali and hope you are able to get that cozy cabin trip this winter!
Response: Glad you like the PC! Hopefully the cabin trip is in my future soon :)
mejulia rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #16 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Great postcard,Good to read about your week.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart :) Hope you had a good week!
JurassicParkerPage rated for Ugly PC Swap #17 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the well wishes and moustache postcard! it reminds me of that weird moustache trend in the early 2010s, I even went to a moustache themed birthday party, i dont know why that was a thing lol
Response: I remember that! It was a weird, simple time lol
ImnotDorothy rated for Non-touristy Postcards Swap on Oct 23, 2020
Carollee922 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #13 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Good luck with your novel. I hope you can get some writing in this week
Response: Thank you!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #14 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. My Mothers favorite book was War and Peace. I say that someday I will read it but haven’t. It was a great reminder of her. Today would have been her birthday.
Response: I would definitely recommend reading it someday! It's taken me most of the year, since my goal was about 15 pages per day. Some days I end up reading much more, and some days not, but it's been worth it! I recommend the version translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky!
grannysimpson rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #11 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun package. Loved the animals!💌
Response: So glad you loved it! Thanks for the heart :)
patricia8288 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #15 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely message and goodies. God bless
Response: So glad you like it!
mcorbus rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #8 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I love it all!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart <3
ArizonaPharmacist rated for Ugly PCSwap #16 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: I'm a dude. It's not an ugly card. lol
Response: That's fair! I suppose I'm not a big fan of the green :) glad you like it though!
03Scarlett rated for One PC, One Partner #2 - USA on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Rachel, I just got your postcard today and totally love it (and am gonna keep it to put in my Faith Planner once I decide how I want to set it up!) I had to laugh because like your Charlie, Kyla is the one who rules this roost too. lol Have an awesome day! 😀
Response: So glad you like it!! <3
Sagebrushs rated for One PC, One Partner - USA on Oct 13, 2020
LiisaS rated for Beautiful BLUE postcard on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed reading the text. I thibk I want ro buy the book now! :) Thank You!
Response: It's really a beautiful book! I hope you enjoy, and I'm glad I could share! :)
glassnowdrop rated for 💕 Tea and Stickers #1 💕 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Wow! What a beautiful swap - i love the harry potter theme & stamps!! I'm a little jealous you can get HP stamps lol, I'm also super excited to try the tea and the stickers will be well used. Thanks again, hope you are well!
Response: I'm mostly just upset I didn't buy MORE HP stamps when they were available!! I think they're super cool, so I'm glad you liked the package! Thanks for the heart :)

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biasbabe on Mar 1, 2013:


Hope it was SEW Special

Reallusionista on Nov 9, 2011:

Hello :) You are one of my partners for the Easy Fun Mail swap and I just wanted to inform you that my username has changed from FragileBystander to @WritingRoach ..I have already sent and wanted to make sure that you would know who to rate :)

sarah04 on Oct 27, 2011:

Thanks for rating me for the yellow mail art swap! I'd love it if you wrote back :) I just saw that you like Massive Attack - here is my really bad claim to some sort of fame... my dads cousins ex-wife (lol!!) did the vocals on Massive Attacks "Teardrop".

I'm glad you liked the postcard. It is one of my favourites too!

biasbabe on Oct 25, 2011:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

AubreyD on Oct 16, 2011:

The little owl stamp was from a seller on etsy called terbearco. Check it out :) I also have few others from them and I love them all. My favorite is the kitty in the teacup!

aussielisa on Oct 11, 2011:

Letter and photos on the way :)

Nettan on Oct 5, 2011:

Thank you so much for your "Tagged..."-letter and the owl stickers and notes! I really enjoyed reading it. You'll hear (read) from me soon! Liebe Grüße von Annette ♥

doublesided on Sep 18, 2011:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

vadasmum on Sep 17, 2011:

Got your postcards for the WTA August in the Funmail group! Thanks so much :o)

thegypsie on Sep 12, 2011:

I am glad you are getting into trance, way cool stuff. I loved going to raves and hearing/feeling trance live.

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