Swap-bot Time: April 15, 2021 5:14 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2011
Last Online: November 16, 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.


Jezzy2410 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #29 ☆ on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Rae - apologies for such a late rating. I have only just realised! Thank you so much for the fabulous full envelope. The postcards are amazing and all the extras will soon be in my planners. Thanks again.
saronwrites rated for Happy Mail #5 on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your sweet mail :)
suepier rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #17 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and sharing your weekly wrap up with me.
Angeladykate rated for How happy is your mail? on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for a cool Calgary postcard! We consider this city to emigrate to)) Take care!
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the goodies you have sent💖💖💖💖I love everything and will be sure to write back😊😊
Comment: Thanks so much!
Katiebree rated for Ugly Washi Destash! - US Version on Nov 2, 2020
Katiebree rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for beautiful package!
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!

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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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