Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 4:10 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2007
Last Online: December 10, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, I have taken a couple years off of swap-bot, but lately I have started to really miss the fun mail, the creativity, and learning a little bit about someone's life. So I am back!

Update Jan 2022: Please let me make it right if something I send has postage due!! There is so much random subjectiveness to the new postage rates.

July 2021: Just updating some facts about my family. My daughter is now married to her partner by a ceremony, on the beach, that I got to officiate!! My son graduated SJSU with his software engineering degree this winter! Big goals achieved!!

I have been living off-grid for 14 years now!! We live in a yurt on very rural land an hour from town. It is a lot of work but we just love living like this! Being independent and being in nature is important to my psyche!

Since I live an hour from town I usually check my P.O. Box once a week and send mail at the same time. I mark my mail sent once I have dropped in the mail slot at the post office. It may be on a Sunday or holiday and will be post marked the next day.

I am married with 2 young adult children which we homeschooled/unschooled. My daughter has now graduated from University of CA, Santa Cruz and my son is in college pursuing a computer science degree. I'm super proud of them both and what we accomplished as a family with unschooling. We live in a rural area in a home we built. We are off grid using solar power. So all my computer correspondences are solar powered yeah! We lived for a year with no electricity at all before we were able to get solar power system up. It was fantastic learning experience. Doing something like that really helps you not take a lot of things for granted.

Nature is very important to me and I like arts and crafts that reflect nature.

I like stationery, sachets, fabric bags of sweet smelling potpourri or any of your spice and herbal mixtures address labels -I really need some and fancy STICKERS, LOTION, soaps ANYTHING Scented, Lip balms, Lip Shimmers, lace, ribbon, teas, homemade or store bought spice blends, candles (all kinds votive and jar candles ect...), I like Victorian style postcards/cards, Celestial (stars and moons and suns) style, Cats and all animals especially Bears (real pictures of bears not teddy bears) Not that there is anything wrong with teddy bears :)


People who read profiles and take the time to connect with another person

Anything Handmade- your artwork or crafts

Jewelry!! earrings I have pierced ears and like dangly earrings, necklaces, bracelets handmade or 2nd hand (thrifted or yard sales :-) I like silver, bronze and coppery metals (not too much into gold unless its "antiqued" I like bohemian styles, ethnic, Victorian, animals, nature things (flowers, birds, trees ect...)

Interesting stones, crystals, semi-precious gem stones, Nature-made beach glass, all natural things you might find on a walk: shells, pressed leaves, seed pods, dried berries, feathers, pine cones, ect...

Pen-pal letters and notes I love even a quick personal message in swaps

Owls and really all birds

Foxes and all the woodland animals!!



Botanical themes

Fairies, Dragons, Mermaids, Gnomes, Elves and all magical creatures.

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees and Luna moths

Sun and moon and stars imagery

Steampunk/Victoriana styles/Science/Art Noveau

Tea parties and all tea themed things

Mail art and decorated envelopes. Just putting a little effort with stickers ect... on an envie makes me SMILE big.

Flowers, love all flowers!!

Rubber stamps and ink pads! Most of my colors got dried up after I took a break from swapping and your stamped images please!

ALL things herbal: Dried Herbs from your part of the world, information about any herbs, pictures, recipes that use herbs for body care, cooking, cleaning, medicines, potpourri, teas ect...!!

Stickers, stickers and more stickers :-) Celestial, Flowers, Victorian style, fairies, animals, trees, leaves, snowflakes, steampunk, all magical creatures, Please no children's stickers like cartoon characters, Please no kawai

Die cut shapes I don't have any punches and I love flower, star, heart, nature, butterfly, suns, leaves, trees, ect..... I love the scalloped edged rounds shapes!!

Pretty scrapbook paper- I can always use more paper! embellishment's, prima flowers, Ephemera, Lace, Ribbon, Fabric, Buttons, Washi.

TEA I love all kinds plain black and in all its delightful flavors, I love black tea with vanilla! herb teas, chai's and pumpkin spice teas. I always appreciate decaffeinated dessert teas. I like the brands Stash, Tazo, Bigelow, Yogi, Numi, Zhenas, but I would love to try different teas too. The only kinds I don't like are roobios and all of Twinning's brand teas

Magazines! Used is wonderful! I love relaxing with a magazine to read. I like all kinds: Science, Beauty, Craft, Homemaking, Nature, Current events, Homesteading, Art. Rock my world with something new to learn and read about!

Postcards: especially handmade, Nature scenery, gardens, castles, landmarks, art, Animals of all sorts!! I don't really care for the 3-D postcards, however.

Bears :-) realistic and artistic!

Cats Big and small!

Pagan/ Wiccan things: altar items (wands, candles, decorations) God and Goddess pictures, Bells, Spells, Books, I love spell bottles and amulet bags, charms. I would love some items with pentagrams lists of magical correspondences. I am a green witch and eclectic pagan. I believe in the rule of three that anything I put out in the world come back to me times three, so I only do good magic and only on myself!

Notecards I love handmade ones and store bought too!

Stationery sheets it is very hard to find stationery where I live. I like florals, nature, artistic or just interesting designs please no Kawaii or diddle or other cartoonish styles.

Fabric bags with zippers or drawstrings for organizing stuff in my totes. Handmade always welcome and appreciated as well as clean thrift store/ yard sale finds :-)

like lotions, creams. cuticle creams, soaps, shower gels, massage oils if they are handmade or of natural ingredients.

Cotton bandanas I use them all the time for lots of different things!!

Kerchiefs for the hair a triangle cloth with ties to tie under your hair.

I love quotes printed from the computer or handwritten

Halloween things especially vintage style I figured out that I like all holiday themes that are vintage style. I don't need real vintage, I like the reproduced images.

I am always in need of kitchen towels

I love aprons handmade or thrift store finds!!

Essential oils

Incense sticks or cones or loose Your homemade blends are always appreciated Please no drug store or dollar store brands

Anything about palmistry

Here is my very short list of Dislikes:

Disney and All cartoon characters, Kawaii

Themes of shopping, princess, shoes and handbags that sort of thing.

Please no gory, bloody images or animal abuse (I needed to add this because I got something recently that was very disturbing

Camouflage or USA stuff (love my country but just don't like that color combo)

Christian stuff (I respect the religion but it is not my path)

Favorite Music

World music especially music from Brazil, Ireland/Scotland, Cuba, and Africa. Rock from hard to Indie to oldies with a soft spot for 80's music. I also love new age music, and classical and Opera. I love the bands Fitz and the Tantrums, and Nightwish (just got to go to a concert recently that was epic!) I like danceable music with driving rhythms and inspirational melodies.

Favorite Movies

I LOVE watching all kinds of movies and shows. It is how me my family come together after a busy day and unwind. My guilty pleasures are action/ adventure films and sci-fi where the good guys always win. I also love more subtle and complex films as well. I just love Dance movies also like Strictly Ballroom and Step up. Always enjoy recommendations

We stream a lot TV shows like The Expanse, Picard, Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, Burn Notice, Discovery of Witches, The Wheel of Time, Shadow and Bone,

Here is a short list of favorites: "Where the Crawdads Sing" was such an exquisite movie! If you like magic rent this from Amazon "Make Believe" It is a lovely documentary!! Dune, For some fun and comedy "Unbeareable Weight of Massive Talent" and "Fire Saga Eurovision Song contest" "Guardians of the Galaxy, all X-men movies, Cloud Atlas, Avatar, Meet Joe Black, I am Legend, The Illusionist, Princess Bride, everything Star Trek, all the LOTR movies, The list could go on for a very long time

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy making notecards and postcards and FLIPBOOKS! And all the fun pockets and happy mail paper crafts. Since I am not good at drawing or painting I use rubber stamps stickers and ephemera in a what think is a very artistic way. like getting supplies for making these such as nice papers, ephemera, stamps, ink pads, brads, ribbons and lace, buttons embellishments.

gardening, growing and nature crafting (collecting wild plants) flowers and herbs for cooking, healing and crafting. I make soap and soy candles with essential oils. I love making my own herbal medicines and body care products.

Jewelry making. I have just been getting into making bead and wire earrings and necklaces. I would love to receive interesting glass, wood, stone, metal, beads and findings, chains, wire, ect...

Favorite Books

I really enjoy reading non-fiction such as real life adventures or how-to books also books about great people. I do love engaging plot-driven books too. I love cozy mysteries like the China Bayle herbal mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert, The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series by Laurie R. King, The book Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli is a beautiful YA book I like to recommend to everyone. I also LOVE poetry. I always enjoy good book recommendations.


I really love scented stuff and prefer things scented with natural essences. I like floral scents such as Rose, Jasmine, Violet and Honeysuckle. I like lemon, honeydew melon, herbs such as lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, sage, Spicy scents like cinnamon, Sandalwood, cloves and pumpkin spice are fantastic too!! Wintery smells I like are pine tree, peppermint, cinnamon, apples, gingerbread, all lot of spicy smells and evergreen smells are nice.


I love all colors. Except neon brights. I'm not such a primary color person either. I love all the other shades of colors. I like earthy colors and Jewel tones. I like the combinations of Red and yellow, Blue and yellow, and turquoise and brown.You can make me happy with most colors.

Just want to say...

I just want to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful swappers I've had the joy to swap with. It is because of the great and generous people on swap-bot that this is such a fun past time!!

Create the world you want to live in.


quaisoir rated for CHWH: Postcard Scavenger Hunt #1 on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and that cute witch painting by your daughter. Love the stickers too!!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely surprises and the cute card. Mail from you is such a joy! Wish you a lovely Christmas and a happy new year!
USAFwife rated for tPCC: Nice November on Dec 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the amazing handmade card and the wonderful letter. :) Thank you for sharing with me. Hope your December is off to a wonderful start!
Comment: Awww, the smell of the cherry flowers is so sweet ! I hope you have some pictures of these tea party, that sounds so cool ! Have a beautiful day and thank you for this nice memory !
Manonroberts rated for 🍄 Themed Swap: Mushroom on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great mushroom items. Wales is a fantastic place to go foraging for wild mushrooms. I live quite close to Eryri National Park and there are many beautiful woodlands and forests there :) "wedi darllen" translates to I've read! So thanks for reading my profile :)
young46356 rated for WIYM: NAKED BRIDGE POSTCARD SWAP on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Hi, thanks for the Golden Gate Bridge postcard, Rich
Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful stickers. I am all excited about them. You choose them really well. Thanks a lot.
Comment: Thank you for the notecard. I would love to visit San Francisco some day. BTW - my maiden name is Wilson :)
toni rated for UHM: Pick 5! on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: Loved everything you sent! Thank you!
JustKeko rated for TfT - Poet--TEA on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a lovely envelope with gorgeous mail art and the goodie inside!
Response: I am very happy to hear that you liked the things I sent for this wonderful swap! Good true story: the day after I sent this off I was in the laundry place doing my laundry. A machine next to mine wasn't working and the homeless young man was upset because he didn't have any more money to put it into a new machine- so with kindness on my mind I paid for his laundry that day!!
ginny19590 rated for SMSUSA: W-I-N-D Scavenger Hunt on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items.......=)
Comment: Stephanie, that is the most marvelous envelope you did, not to mention all the great contents. When I opened the card I immediately said this gal read my profile. Thank you for being so considerate. I love it all.
susieq11 rated for Pick A Theme - Flat Envelope 2 on Oct 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the space themed goodies!! I love the postcards, note card, bookmarks and stickers - yay!!! Thanks for joining my swap!! xoxo
thequilterslink rated for SSM: Halloween envelope '23 on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks much!
melissalovespaper rated for SSM: Find four #32 on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely and full mail. The postcards and stamped images were so lovely 😍
MelissaLB rated for tPCC: A Halloween Greetings Card on Oct 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and sharing the herb. I also love the stickers. So fun!
Comment: Your swap was amazing! I love rosemary so, I didn't mind the abundance of it in the envelope. And loved the card and recipe/spells you included. Thank you for the mail!
Response: Yay!! That is so great to hear!! I am glad you were okay with me rosemary bombing you! LOL Wishing you a wonderful Samhain!!
Kairbear rated for SWAPS Halloween Greeting card GHOST on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute ghost card, stickers and postcard! I hope you have a fun Halloween!
Response: I am so glad that you like everything I sent and thank you for the heart!!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 17, 2023
Comment: Wow, what an awesome envelope I love the creepy vibes! Love the card you made as well. Thanks so much for a great swap and the cool stickers and OZ(yes!) Paper too. Happy Halloween!
Response: YAY!!! Your comment made my day!! I was so happy how that envie came out and I was totally going for the spooky vibe!!

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isabellasnow on Dec 7, 2023:

Thank you, Stephenie, for the gorgeous Halloween card! It's going up on the wall with my Christmas cards--it's too beautiful NOT to!

Sequoia183 on Nov 15, 2023:

Love the tree blessing, I appreciate it.

Autist on Oct 28, 2023:

Thank you so much for the Halloween goodies! Very cute!! Aatw oct

debbiespoms on Oct 28, 2023:

Thanks so much Stephanie, for granting both my wishes in AATW October. I so love the Postcard stamps and the 3 Halloween cards very much! Thank you Thank you Thank you ! And, that's so awesome how much love Halloween as I do! Have fun making your Sunflower fairy Halloween costume and the small Halloween party!

funstuff on Oct 26, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Halloween card and the stickers. It has a place on my wall

Oneartcookie5 on Oct 26, 2023:

AATW Oct. Thank you so much for the very pretty birthday card, Christmas washi, and all of the Christmas stickers. It was a very special surprise happy mail today and definitely made me smile.

SuperNay on Oct 23, 2023:

I meant to type October AATW... but I am waaaay too sleepy to be online typing anything so now I am going to bed.

SuperNay on Oct 23, 2023:

I meant to type October AATW... but I am waaaay too sleepy to be online typing anything so now I am going to bed.

SuperNay on Oct 23, 2023:

Thank you for the September AATW wish! I was thrilled to receive this, the variety of ribbon is awesome. I am really looking forward to using every piece! And stickers, well I just love all stickers so you can't go wrong with these. The butterfly looks like it's going to be fun to play with, I plan to surprise my kiddo with it when she opens a book to read during out regular story times. Thank you bunches, it is all much appreciated. :)

Poohtat on Oct 19, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW Sept get well card and goodies. I am finally home and continuing my healing.

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