Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2020 6:43 am


Date Joined: June 24, 2016
Last Online: August 6, 2019
Birthday: October 17, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

I was born and raised in Virginia, but now I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and 4 cats. We also have an adopted timber wolf who lives in a sanctuary. I love video games, hiking, geocaching, traveling, learning languages, crossword puzzles, documentaries on any subject, and American football (Go Cowboys!).

I had penpals when I was younger and I've just recently gotten into Postcrossing and snail mailing. Nothing is more exciting than opening the mailbox and finding a surprise from somewhere else in the world!

My profile picture was taken in front of Gullfoss during my trip to Iceland in February 2017. Although I missed out on the northern lights, it was an amazing trip and I can't wait to go back!

A note about mailing dates: I mark my items mailed when I put them in my mailbox. However, I live in a small town and our carrier delivers on foot, and on busy or bad weather days he might not make it back to the post office before the mail truck leaves. Therefore, items may not be postmarked until a day later.

Favorite Postcard Themes

  • Multiviews
  • Landscapes
  • City/Town/Village views
  • Castles
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Auroras
  • Monarchs/Royalty
  • Cats & Big Cats
  • Wolves
  • Local Wildlife
  • Maneki-neko
  • Pusheen
  • Pokemon
  • Eurovision
  • Witches
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Flags
  • Languages
  • Hiking Trails
  • Video Games
  • Stamps
  • Postal Service

For swaps of unwritten postcards I prefer non-tourist ones!

Tea Preferences

I like most kinds of tea, especially spiced/fruity/dessert teas. I love to try new flavors. I love chai, salted caramel, apple, peach, orange spice, grapefruit. I'm not fond of bergamot.

Some of my favorites:

From Canada: PC Chocolatey Chai

From Netherlands: Pickwick Dutch Tea Blend

From Turkey: Dogus Apple Tea

From Slovakia: Mistral Magic Time

From Germany: Messmer Rooibos-Vanilla

From Hong Kong: Or Tea? Yin Yang

Please no Bigelow Vanilla Chai - loved the taste but it made me break out in hives. Other Bigelow teas are fine and other brands of chai are fine :)

Small Items Wishlist

  • ATCs
  • tea/candy/snacks
  • magnets
  • small flag of your country
  • non-US coins or small bills
  • elongated coins (pressed pennies)
  • stationary and pens
  • notebooks/journals
  • flat stickers
  • washi tape
  • anything with cats
  • air mail/par avion labels
  • lip gloss/lip balm
  • nail polish
  • good luck items (4 leaf clovers, horseshoes, etc)
  • Japanese Gashapon
  • Funko Mystery Minis


  • licorice
  • cheese flavored snacks
  • strong perfumes
  • spiders/insects
  • clowns
  • erotica (artistic nudity is fine)


"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Henry David Thoreau

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir

"Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity." - Unknown

"After all, tomorrow is another day." - Scarlett O'Hara


FireBall96 rated for ☆ TEA TIME #4 ☆ on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the extras! I absolutely loved it all :) Hope you have a great day!
Dorkydactyl rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #4 on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! And thank you for the cute postcard!
Juniebird rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #4 on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: All these teas look wonderful, can't wait to try them. They really do suit my tastes perfectly. And thank you so much for the postcards - I'm so happy to add them to my stash. Oh, and your swap card is really cute too!
Comment: Thank you very much for your Christmas card which arrived today. The extra postcards and stickers are very appreciated. And the birthday wishes too!
Comment: Wow Candice, we never had Christmas like yours, and it seems like a great time. I'm very happy you shared this nice memory with me. Thanks for the extras!
Comment: thank you for the beautiful card and tea! ♥
Comment: Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Thank you for the card! Merry Christmas x
Comment: What an adorable card. I can feel Santa just relaxing there and taking in the sunset with his buddy, , something he probably rarely has a chance to do! Thank you for sending an unusual card to go up on my "wall of cheer."
Comment: Thank you so much for the card & extra goodies - we don't have that kind of Twinings tea at my grocery for some reason?! So I am super-excited to try it. :)
Comment: Received your card and making this a mini-Advent swap so I'm assigning it Dec 10th! Which means I already opened it and love the goodies! Sounds like you are going to have a great time at Christmas! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, message and stickers. Greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019 :)
Comment: Loved your card and goodies. Yes it did remind of being on our beach at sunset!
Comment: Thanks for the nice card! I love your oyster tradition!
Comment: I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family in Virginia. Safe travels💖🎄
Comment: Hi neighbor! :) Thanks for the cute card! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Nassenheider rated for Nyte's Christmas Card Swap on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Hello Candice, Thank you very much for your cute card. It made me very happy! I also wish you a happy Christmas season and a wonderful new year! Greetings from Germany!
Comment: Well the Gummy Lifesavers was a perfect chunk to send! Thank you! xo

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Sully137 on Apr 12, 2017:

Hiya Candice. Just wanted to say thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard. (Bonus pc!) In Postcard roulette swap I absolutely loved it and the nautical theme too even the stamps and washi!! If i could give you a heart I would. Thank u again. Alison xx ❤❤

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