Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2020 2:52 pm


Date Joined: December 28, 2011
Last Online: July 29, 2015
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
Busy Weekends
Etsy Shop


NOTE: I have a PO Box, and this is where I direct all Swap Bot mail. Because of my post office's hours and my work hours, I am unable to get to the post office more than once a week. If I don't have time that day, then it could be two weeks until I check it again! Please keep this in mind when sending. I will rate as soon as swaps arrive! Feel free to message me if you have any concern, but do be aware that I may not have checked yet. Thanks!

Member of: Postal Society, IGGPPC

I will never grow up.

I work in online (adult) education and I'm very interested in talking about experiential learning & competency-based programs. If you work in education (or you're an enthusiast) at any level I would love to hear your thoughts! Do feel free to write me a letter or include one with the swap.

I am 29 and I enjoy folklore/mythology studies, literature, history, mail art, hiking, astronomy (science!), bike-riding, and a relatively calm/boring lifestyle at my home just outside of Washington, DC.

How my time is spent (the honest version):


If you're in Japan or have access to Monster Hunter related items and want to include them in my swaps, I will not stop you...

I am gluten intolerant. Please don't send anything that has gluten in it (it's safe just not to send me food at all, if you don't know what this means-- I will just end up tossing it).

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All images created by me except avatar image, which is a Dr Seuss painting.


I host a creative project called Busy Badges, where you can join in on creative challenges for various topics and earn a badge to show off! I also sell kits for them, but you can earn it for free/with your own materials online. Click here to view the Busy Badges website for more information and the challenges!


I don't do many swaps here -- my artistic Muse has taken me on different paths. I'll still definitely do private swaps (especially mail art, creative writing, and zines). If you want a private swap please get in touch :)

Note: I am NOT currently looking for penpals. I have quite a few as is-- but I'm open for one-time swaps and mail art exchanges!

PO Box 7505
Alexandria, VA 22307


I am fairly open to extras and anything I don't like will be passed on, but just so you know...

- Happily accept your paper scraps and such, if they are of quality.
- Postage or anything postal-related
- Fairies, folklore, urban legends, etc.
- Science materials (book pages, illustrations, etc.)
- Bikes & typewriters
- Postcards
- ANYTHING aviation
- Comic book pages
- Zines
- Maps
- Anything Japan or Korea
- Vintage items or ephemera

- Religious items
- ATCs
- Hello Kitty
- Cosmetics or soaps (I am allergic to fragrance, please do not include anything smelly!)
- Coffee (tea is fine if it is labeled)
- $1 or less stickers, especially the ones that sparkle... I am not in need of any of these types of stickers unless they are stars or postal related!
- Fabric scraps
- Mermaids
- Food, especially with gluten

Please note that I do not expect to receive extra items, but in the event that I do a profile-based swap I thought it would be nice to include these lists ;)


sarah210 rated for ATC Flower Series #6: Irises on Dec 29, 2016
Spifeware rated for AMA: Map it out! on Aug 13, 2014
Comment: Thanks! I forgot to change my address, so I just got your cool layered envelope =) ps: I love your website!
Response: Thank you!
msmeyers rated for AMA: Map it out! on Aug 1, 2014
Comment: The envelope was falling apart :( but it has a kind of cool aesthetic and all the wonderful things inside definitely made up for it.
Response: Oh, I'm so sorry! That is a bummer. I'm glad the contents got to you safely anyway :)
Comment: Nice job!
cynaemon rated for Create a Mini Zine: Open Theme on Jul 12, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cool zine
Comment: Wow - what an awesome, generous & beautifully presented swap package! I definitely am curious to see inside the challenge kits, but I will be good & not break into the packets & instead watch your blog for the preview. :) I will blog them for my own readers in another week or two, and probably create some kind of giveaway so that your kits find appreciative new homes. Thanks for a great swap! :)
Response: Yay! I am glad that you like them! I had a lot of fun with this one. Every parcel swap is another challenge in lovely packaging! Ended up posting early so that I can dedicate a full post to a giveaway when I receive both of yours, so if you're still interested... http://busyweekends.com/notes/2014/07/02/shop-promo-activity-kits/ :D I have a few tiny kits left too if you'd like me to send one along. Excited to see what's coming to me!
Artistic rated for Create a Mini Zine: Open Theme on Jul 10, 2014
Comment: Loved everything: the envelope you used, the tiger fact card and please remind me to celebrate EllaDay!
Comment: AWESOME! thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the great postal zine and the postage stamps! And I love the little postage-themed envelope!
Comment: I loved reading about the "Abellion!" I love that there is a place for "outcasts!" Looking forward to more on these fairies! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
soyprincesa2 rated for My Fairy Village Zine Round 1 on Feb 13, 2014
Comment: If I could give 5 stars then I would. That story sucked me in right from the beginning! I totally loved all the details. What a wonderful story. I sure hope that you will be participating in future rounds of this swap because I am really wanting to hear more about the people of Abellion. I loved the character of Abellio. I also love how their are different jobs within the society. Wonderful drawings too!!! Nice black envelope that you sent it in too!
hibiscus rated for My Fairy Village Zine Round 1 on Feb 11, 2014
Comment: your mini-zine is I think what a zine should be...publish it! so interesting and creative...I think now I know more about making one..thanks to you...loved reading it...makes me want more about Abellion! thanks so much
Artistic rated for Whatcha Reading? on Dec 7, 2013
Comment: Catching up on late ratings. Yes, of course I remember you! Glad to read that you're reading again. Thank you.
trollop rated for Week 1 Introduction swap ATC on Aug 7, 2013
Comment: I finally got it! Yay! thanks for resending! and it's awesome!
KatarinaNavane rated for Random Zine Swap on Jun 6, 2013
Comment: What a great selection. Thanks!
NorthernBorder rated for Random Zine Swap on Jun 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful packet!
Anidea rated for Intro Postcard Swap on May 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I am really excited about postalsociety. It will be great to see where this community goes.
BimbaGru rated for Intro Postcard Swap on May 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard Michelle! I love the illustration so much! I would be very happy to swap something with you! :) nice to meet you! Barbara
anandatashie rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #5 on Mar 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I love the idea of having travel / destination memories saved in a bottle, and the stamps are fun. :)
ARTG33K74 rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #5 on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the zines! They are very genre! ☺ You have a TYPEWRITER. I made the terrible mistake of giving mine to my brother, hoping he would learn to type. I have more zines if you want to swap.

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Snuggles555 on Jun 9, 2014:

I hope you are good. Don't feel bad - I am behind on my letter writing as well. Now is gardening season for me but I still need to get my letters caught up. :-)



Snuggles555 on Feb 6, 2014:

Yes - I received it a few days ago. Thank you so very much! I will write back as soon as I can.



Snuggles555 on Jan 1, 2014:

I haven't received it yet June, but the mail is still so goofed up from the holidays - it may still show up. If not, no biggie. Hook up with me after your move is done & let me know your new address ok? Happy New Year, friend. :-)

Snuggles555 on Nov 6, 2013:

Not a problem. Enjoy your writing. :-)

Snuggles555 on Oct 15, 2013:

No worries. I owe you a letter, not the other way around. :-)

Snuggles555 on Sep 24, 2013:

New update on my profile. Miss you. Will answer your letter as soon as I am able. Did you get the movie? Hugs, Susan

Suneyflower on Jun 3, 2013:

Awesome! I wasnt sure if the po would let me send something so small! I hear ya! The internet keeps finding cool mail things for me to do!

Suneyflower on May 30, 2013:

I got your mail today! Did a very small envelope ever make it your way? I'm afraid my post office may hate my awesome mail sometimes....

LovelyLici on May 2, 2013:

Good! So glad it got to you. Let me know when you open it. :)

Snuggles555 on Feb 12, 2013:

Got your change of address card & Valentine last night. Thank you so much! Hugs, Susan

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