Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 7:38 am


Date Joined: November 18, 2019
Last Online: September 10, 2023

Country: United States
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ON HIATUS 7/10/2023

UPDATE 8/27/2023: I am still on full hiatus at this time.. mom will be having major neck surgery this coming Tuesday, August 29th. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to send her any get well cards, surprises, etc., please message me for our mailing address. Thank you for your kindness.





Please know that pen pal replies can sometimes take anywhere from 3-6 months; however, your address will get added to my address book and you will receive happy mail from me from time to time.

For my mom: If you would like to send my mom some happy mail, that would really make her day. After the Christmas season ended, she stopped getting anything other than bills and junk. The way she lit up when she got a piece of mail made me happy to see, and I would love to continue this on for the rest of the year! Her name is Helen (same last name). She likes Peanuts, anything related to God/Jesus (she's a heavily devout Catholic, says her rosary every morning, watches Mass every day, etc.), wrist/ankle bracelets, drinking coffee/tea, flowers of any kind, crocheting (she only knows how to make blankets, she has arthritic hands so it gets hard for her to maneuver sometimes) and crossword puzzles just to name a few things. She also likes mint (those big peppermint sticks you get around Christmastime are some of her favorites) and she enjoys her tea every now and then, too. She's a simple, wonderful lady! However, please don't feel obligated AT ALL to send anything more than an uplifting greeting card/notecard/postcard. She has a hard time with her hands, so writing/typing is hard for her, but please know that she reads every piece of mail she receives and will always try to send a thank you note. Anything other than bills and junk mail will make her day! If you're in a swap with me, her address is the same as mine. Otherwise, just reach out to me for my info! Thank you!!!

ABOUT HEARTS: Karen07 worded it perfectly: "I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks."

I've created an Instagram specifically for posting pictures of outgoing swaps! If you don't want to see potential spoilers, please do not visit! Otherwise, feel free to browse and give me a follow! It's linked in my Linktree!


UPDATED NOTE ABOUT MY PO (and USPS in general) 7/26/2022: I just received a swap today that was mailed from Canada on 6/18/2022- almost a month and a half later! I'm not sure why or how this happened. This is why communication is so important- I will never rate down without trying to reach out to you first, and I hope I'm given the same benefit.

ANOTHER UPDATE 8/8/2022: I just received a postcard today from Texas that was postmarked 7/7/2022. What the heck! I can't believe it took over a month for a postcard- there was no reason for it to be so delayed. I don't even know anymore.

Note about my post office: we no longer have a consistent mail carrier and haven't for quite some time now. (Update 7/26: Our current mail carrier sucks wind lmao. Another update 11/21: The original mail carrier no long works our route and we have another one AGAIN! Ugh!) With that being said, postmarks are often inaccurate and wrong when you receive mail from me. Please please PLEASE do not compare the date I mark my swap as "sent" to the postmark, as they will almost always be different and will not match... I mark my swap as "sent" the day it's put in my mailbox. Also, on rare occasions, our mail gets delivered to the wrong address or delivered late. I always give the benefit of the doubt and will never rate low if I haven't received your swap, and I'll reach out to talk to you before doing any kind of low rating. :-)


I've taken inspiration from YouTuber Inkie Quill to create Happy Mail Binders! (Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foHMmTSLWjE) Mail I receive goes into these binders! I'm way behind on them unfortunately, but I will be updating them slowly! I will be making a binder just for this year. :-D If anyone is interested to see pictures, let me know!

I also collect postcards I receive in the mail! Any that don't fit in my PC binder goes in my happy mail binder. I love any PC I receive because it's sent with love and with me in mind! ;u;



My name is Katie, and I'm 29 years old. I usually go by she/her pronouns but I don't care what you refer to me as, as long as you're comfortable! I've been swapping on-and-off for several years now and I really enjoy receiving mail, but I love sending it even more! Life can be dull, boring, and sad sometimes... but some happy mail can brighten up our lives!

As far as pets go, we have a Yorkie (Bandit), a nanday conure (Gibbs), and a dwarf hamster (Cappy). They're all equal part crazy, part awesome. I think they fit right into our family. :-P Hector (our tuxedo cat) was rehomed to a family friend, who renamed her Barbie, and she's happily living with a slew of different animal friends!

I'm a nurse on the night shift (I just started in this role in September 2022) so I'm still trying to get acclimated to the night shift life. With that being said, I may be slow to rate, so I apologize! I do my best to be timely.

I started my prerequisites for my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing as of 5/2023! I'm currently taking statistics and microbiology. Pray for me!



  • Finding new pen pals and swapping!
  • Chobits (one of my all-time favorites)
  • Sailor Moon
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Dungeons and Dragons (I main a cleric as a PC and I also DM from time to time!)
  • Anything homemade/handmade
  • Almost anything kawaii
  • Japanese/Asian cultures/cuisine
  • Stickers
  • Sakura/cherry blossoms!
  • Sanrio (especially Hello Kitty and Cinnamonroll)
  • Taking pictures with my Instax camera (I definitely recommend it if you haven't tried it!)
  • Coffee (can't live without it)
  • Pandas (but I love all animals)
  • Tarot cards
  • Postcards
  • LGBTQ+ supportive items
  • Tea (something new for me)
  • Watching YouTube (some of my favorite YouTubers include Markiplier, JackSepticEye, and CoryxKenshin)
  • Playing video games (especially PC games)
  • Hatsune Miku
  • FLOWERS! I love flowers! ;u; Especially sunflowers!
  • ASMR
  • Postcrossing - I have postcard albums I save the postcards I receive into!
  • Undertale
  • Animal Crossing
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Nursing- and medical-related things
  • Vintage Valentine's Day/Christmas/Halloween/general goodies (specifically the cutesy designs)
  • CHEESY PUNS & DAD JOKES OMG. I love them so much. Extra brownie points if you include one in your swap.
  • The podcast Distractible - I've listened to nearly every episode and am excited for Monday when their new episodes are released.
  • Markiplier's YouTube Original series (Who Killed Markiplier?, In Space with Markiplier, etc.) - I can go on and on about this lmao.
  • The Vampire Blood scent from Bath and Body Works. It only comes out with their Halloween collection and it's my all time favorite scent of theirs.
  • Crystals! I love wearing them, collecting them... everything! Some of my favorites are dream amethyst, labradorite, and rose quartz!
  • Jewelry and jewelry making! I've recently been able to wear necklaces at work which is great! I also love bracelets (I love stretchy ones the most). I've also been working on making crystal bracelets!
  • Angels
  • Handmade items- I love things made by hand, because I know it was done with thoughtfulness, love, and care!
  • BMW VW buses! One of my dreams is to own one of my own one day and deck it out!!!
  • Makeup! I LOVE playing with makeup, and I've recently fallen in love with doing a "full face" (foundation, concealer, etc). I'm not one for neutral colors- I absolutely love using anything that is bright and colorful!
  • Origami- this goes along with the "handmade items" section but it needs its own little blurb! I've been receiving origami in my swaps lately and I adore it!
  • Reading on my Kindle - I haven't used it as much lately (ADHD and life gets in the way) but I do enjoy it as a replacement for some of my books. :-)
  • Anything to do with ancient Egyptian or Aztec history!


Things I Collect

  • Kawaii stationery/stickers
  • Shoujo manga (especially if it's OOP)
  • Postcards (both written/stamped and new)
  • Figures (i.e. Pop Mart, Tokidoki, Hatsune Miku)
  • Crystals
  • Plushes
  • Mugs (I use them a lot lol)
  • Buttons and enamel pins
  • Used postage stamps from other countries other than the U.S. (especially from Asian countries)
  • ATCs
  • MemoryDex cards (something new for me!)
  • Pressed flowers
  • Maxi cards from your country or other countries!



  • Black/dark items
  • BUGS (I can't stand them- I'm VERY particular on bug-related items so it's safer not to send anything with bugs on them lol)
  • Licorice
  • Mint
  • Sweet scents (vanilla, cookies and cream, etc)
  • Scary/horror items
  • "Gothic" items
  • Anything demonic/Satanic (I respect if you are part of that religion, I just don't want to receive anything with any of that imagery)
  • Holiday-themed items (only exception is Valentine's Day items)- please don't send stickers, stationery, etc. as I cannot use them :-(
  • Washi tape (especially samples- I CANNOT use these and I would hate for them to go to waste; besides, I already have so much washi!)
  • Adult coloring/activity books
  • Bath items (i.e. bath bombs)- we only have showers
  • Food items (unless I specifically sign up for a food swap- I'm just weird about getting food in the mail)


Favorite Music

I have more favorite songs than I do favorite artists- I may like one song and hate the rest of the album LOL! Here are a few that I have quite a few favorites from.

  • System of a Down
  • Jon Bellion
  • Bo Burnham
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lofi (especially covers of songs)
  • ABBA
  • AJR
  • Glass Animals




  • Maxi cards from your country or other countries!
  • Expired eyeshadow/blush/highlighter palettes! I've started making my own watercolor and expired powder pigments are perfect. If you send me ones that are used, that's okay, but PLEASE sanitize them first and make sure they're in good condition, please.
  • Pen pal letters/new pen friends
  • Beginner's Japanese workbooks/textbooks
  • Kawaii sticker sheets/loose stickers
  • Any cute sticker sheets/loose stickers in general
  • Amazon gift cards
  • Cute postcards for my postcard binder (used or new)
  • Stationery for pen pal letters
  • Handmade cards addressed to me
  • ATCs and Memorydex's
  • Used postage stamps from India, South Korea, Japan, China, etc.




Comment: Thank you very much! I especially love the sticky notes!
theoriginalbrooke rated for The Relaxing Swap #8 on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute colored Squirtle and the extras!!
PenpalSuchi rated for Blind Envie Summer 23 on Aug 17, 2023
SoberMermaid3 rated for IT'S YOUR CHOICE #23 on Aug 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you. I love the peaches. Reminds me of that song from the 1990’s lol. “I love peaches” by The Presidents of the United States 🤣
Rosie2766 rated for The Relaxing Swap #8 on Aug 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the picture and all the other goodies!!!
photovivie rated for Postcard Bag #18 on Jul 24, 2023
Comment: Arrived today (:
redyellownow rated for 5 ON THE 5TH (JUNE 2023) on Jul 22, 2023
Comment: Hi Katie, I have done postcrossing, but stopped because of high international postage and then mail mishaps during COVID. Maybe I'll try it again, with low expectations :-0 And yes, I do love to see what people send. The variety of postcards is endless, it seems.
Comment: great journal- love the turquoise gem-bubbles- appreciate all those extras
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS: Pamper Me Swap-USA on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely items that you sent me! I really love the tea collection and the rose pampering set. I will enjoy a girl's night with my daughters and do our nails, sip tea, and relax.
baseri rated for BONUS Postcarding on Jul 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Katie, thank you for the nice postcard that arrived today. I too am ready for fall, done with the heat and humidity!!
coolcamaro rated for 5 ON THE 5TH (JUNE 2023) on Jul 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the interesting card. I have actually been on postcrossing for over 10 years.
mangoN7 rated for Open When Letters on Jul 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Open When Letters! I love the cute envelopes that you used! Your versions of Open When... are absolutely amazing. I will definitely open them earlier than 6 months ❤️ I'm so excited :D Your first letter and the goodies you've included are so awesome! I love lemon+ginger tea! I look forward to taste it! Anyways, thanks a lot. You've made my day!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #43 on Jul 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks, Katie! Love the goodies!
Comment: Thanks for all the cards! It was a very generous package 😊 I will forward the official ones in the next round
Comment: so sorry about the late rating but thank you so much! :)
paperlover rated for 5 ON THE 5TH (JUNE 2023) on Jun 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the NASA postcard.i have done post crossing in the past but international postage is just so expensive now
mchesser12 rated for 5 ON THE 5TH (JUNE 2023) on Jun 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the space suit testing postcard. I am not part of Postcrossing. Maybe one day... when I'm retired!
TwoTurtles rated for ATP: Sticker Sticker #1 INTL on Jun 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for swapping and sorry about the post office error. I appreciate the extra effort you put into getting this sent. Happy Swapping!
denisedecker58 rated for 5 ON THE 5TH (JUNE 2023) on Jun 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you Katie!

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bostianh on Aug 28, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW Aug wish💗

simcoe54 on Aug 28, 2023:

All About the Wishes - August Wishes -- Thanks so much for the National Park postcards which are perfect for my collection.

shiggy on Aug 26, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely August wishes! ♡♡ Such a nice surprise in my mailbox:)

SuperNay on Aug 22, 2023:

Thank you so much for the August AATW! I loved the fantastic variety and the puffy stickers are the best! Thank you for thinking of me, this completely made my day. :)

heliogal on Aug 19, 2023:

Thank you Katie for granting my AATW August wish!!! I absolutely love the animal facts cards so dang much!!!! It will be hard to part with them and I may just keep them for myself!!! Thanks for sending such fun happy mail my way and brightening up my day!!!!!

SFreer on Aug 5, 2023:

Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is great!! (saw your post in AATW)

debbiespoms on Jun 26, 2023:

You did it again to me my darlin' friend, granting a wish for me in AATW June wishes! You went above & beyond for this gift of Chihuahua slippers! All I asked for too were the Dollar Tree slippers. I feel so honored to have these and I can hardly wait for cool nights now to wear them. You're way too kind & too sweet! Thanks so very very much for them! I love them so much and the Chihuahua on the slippers look exactly like my Chihuahua Jasper. How cool is that!

thehappycow on Jun 12, 2023:

AATW June - Thankyou for the wonderful cow postcards!! I love them so much!!

Highlander18 on May 31, 2023:

❤️❤️Thank your mother - so sweet of her to sent me flower seeds.

yvonne401 on May 26, 2023:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



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