Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 7:05 pm


Date Joined: May 7, 2013
Last Online: March 30, 2020
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States

hi there!


I joined SwapBot with a goal: I LOVE to receive international swaps!!!!!!!!!!!! (and a full mailbox ;)

It helps with my anxiety.

I especially want to get postcards and anything else from around the world.... I will do private swaps with anyone who wants things from the US.

I also RECENTLY began collecting hand-drawn things with my name on it: it could read “Hilary” OR “Harley” (Hilary is my real name and Harley is a nickname, and i have gone by both for my whole life so you choose!) :)

I am obsessed with my doggo, lol. He is a Chisenji, (a chihuahua mixed with a basenji). His name is Gunner. I also love when his name is drawn!!

about me

I Just came home from galavanting in California, and then Florida. I now live in the Baltimore:Maryland, Alexandria:Virginia, and Washington:D.C. area (known as the “DMV”).

I like to travel. I'm a 20-something female who loves the city... and the beach... and art... and music.
I believe in sharing kindness and i love mail. I've never eaten meat before.
I'm in college for a liberal arts degree.

I love adventures. In the future, i would like to travel and travel and travel. I like visiting different places and taking trips. I love things ANY places, especially outside the US.

I battled a fierce addiction to heroin and now i am in recovery with almost three successful years of sobriety. I am still trying to "find myself," whoever that may be. :)

about art

I grew up in an artsy family. *i like glitter. * i haven't gotten into scrapbook-making yet, but i should.
* drawing, doodling and design, usually with nice fine-tip pens or paint markers * decoupage * 3D pens and ideas for what to make * art journaling * making jewelry * I like using mixed media to create different things— so anything i can get my hands on!

things i like

  • things from other countries or states
  • old movie stars
  • anything animal print
  • dancing
  • music
  • my dog, Gunner, a Basenji-chihuahua mix (a “Chisenji”) and my therapy dog.
  • BIG cats, like tigers, panthers, or wildcats
  • the beach
  • learning new things
  • anything VINTAGE (and i mean ANYTHING)
  • pictures of vintage things/places
  • bubblegum and candy, mint chocolate
  • fireball whiskey
  • bright colors
  • old sheet music
  • when my name is illustrated in a cool way (“Harley” or “Hilary” or “Gunner”)
  • tye-dye anything
  • New York City
  • short stories
  • office supplies
  • homemade bracelets
  • small plastic animal figurines
  • wooden figurines from Kenya/Africa
  • stickers
  • dinosaurs

music i like

  • I like chill music like Hippie Sabotage, and Mac Miller (the album “Circles,” that he made before he died means a lot to me).

But my ultimate FAVORITE is SUBLIME and NIRVANA.

But also:
(The DOORS, Citizen Cope, Ben Harper, Norah Jones, Muse, SOJA, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauren Hill, The Beatles, Ratatat, Elliot Smith, NOFX, Mac Dre, Tchaikovsky, MGMT.)


I listen to these podcasts daily. Its an addiction, lol.

The Adam and Dr. Drew show (basically loveline) The Adam Corolla Show
This American Life with Ira Glass

things i dislike

  • religious or bible-themed things, only because i have my own faith and maybe it is different than yours, but no better
  • Donald Trump and MAGA
  • tea - i don't drink it
  • country music
  • fast food
  • super-unhealthy things like twinkies or little debbie
  • all bugs, even cute ones
  • gold jewelry

please don't send me

  • religious-y items
  • cosmetics
  • coupons
  • tea (i dont drink it)
  • anime
  • hello kitty
  • dollar tree items (i live near one and probably have it already :)

    but really, i'm thankful for anything

    and will re-swap anything I can't use!! :)

THANK YOU. Your friend, Harley (er, Hilary. Er, THIS GAL!) :D


xanthishome rated for First Class Destash! 💌 #1 on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much! I friggin loved everything! You are a rock star and your dog is adorable! Heart for you 💜
Burger1girl rated for Happy Little Notcards #103! on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap esp the extras! I love those!! Thank you very much! ANd appreciated.
LindaW rated for Reading Swap on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: It seemed awful about how the young ladies were being unknowingly poisoned as they painted those watches. Thank you for the blank bookmark for me to decorate.
boandsully rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #17 - USA on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Love it! Stay safe and healthy!
C3lemon rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #17 - USA on Mar 30, 2020
ChelseaStarleen rated for Profile Based Easter Basket! on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! It's all so great. I will have so much fun with the papers and stickers and charm. Oh my. Great job. ❤️ Have you seen Step Brothers? When I opened the envelope it was like the part of the movie where they shout, "Did we just become best friends?!". Lol, okay maybe I'm being dramatic. But really, thank you again so much. :-)
Response: Omg~!! I LOVE that reference to one of my favorite movies, lol. Haha! Let’s def do a direct swap some day. Glad you liked all my randomness. <3 !!
Comment: Hi Hilary -- thanks for the cute vintage-style Nebraska card. Hope you're doing OK. I'm working from home, which is fine, but I miss being outside and seeing people. :( Still -- doing what I can to keep everybody healthy. Best wishes, Al
Chocopan rated for Profile Peeker RAK #1 on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the mail, it really cheered me up :)
heavree rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #186 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the note. If it wasn’t for my cats I would go crazy as well. Pets make everything better. Thank for the extra goodies. I love stickers 😊
Ilovemybabies7 rated for Writing Challenge #7 on Mar 25, 2020
RosePetal rated for For the Newbies on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the postcard which arrived today! I really like the NYC scene as well as your related story about your Dad. Hope you and your family stay healthy!!!
NRGordon rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #14 USA on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card, your note, and the humor. We can all use a chuckle right about now. We are well here, so far. My wife is still working in the hospital emergence department so we are isolating ourselves as much to protect our friends and ourselves. Fortunately, she no longer does Patient care.
Comment: Lol I just took it as an attempt to be inspirational, I did not see the nuance! :-)
MelissaLB rated for March Birthday big surprises! on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: OMG! Thank you so much for the amazing and thoughtful birthday box of presents! I received it on my birthday which made my day of social distancing so much easier. I LOVE the wine glass - it made me LOL. The brooch is just beautiful. Everything is perfect. I really appreciate the fact you read through my profile. You are the best and so sweet to do this for your mom.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it!!! I wasn’t sure because I know the wine glass is kind of a gag gift ;) But I really did want to send things I thought you’d enjoy opening on your bird at (and you’re right— despite you having to “social distance!!”) I’m so glad you had fun with them. Happy swapping! Your friend, Harley! :D
Roxannejolley95 rated for Sugar Packet Swap on Mar 21, 2020
LavenderSprinkles rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #185 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the letter. I would love to live in your current area. I was planning on moving there a few years back. Be thankful for your current situation. It was good to hear from you. Happy swapping to you. Thanks for the extra sparkles.
Cindymt rated for For the Newbies on Mar 20, 2020
Daithra rated for Dear Diary #1 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: It was wonderful to hear that your story has a happy a happy ending, and you are working on yourself, found healthy coping skills, and have a family that loves and supports you. The letter wasn't long in my book (my stories tend to be long winded). I would read a whole memoir of your life if I had the chance. I wish all the best for you!
Response: I am so thankful that you read that with an open mind. I have been kind of nervous all week that it wouldn’t be received so well!! Thank you for your kindness, it means way more to me than you may never know!!! :D your friend, Harley! :)
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #12 USA only on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Washington DC.

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Barbara on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Jen, Thank you for reading my profile and sending the beautiful miraculous medal of Our Blessed Mother Mary. It is very nice and I will wear it and feel her blessings!

PukeFacedFreak on Feb 29, 2020:

I barely just began writing on the back of a print out since I returned to swap not this year. I'd say "I don't know why I didn't think of this before" but I honestly think it's because I didn't have a printer of my own. But I'm so happy I thought about it! Just one more awesome achievement made by my happy brain.

lou on Oct 19, 2013:

Please check your messages ASAP! Thanks - Lou from WIYM group

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

QuilterinMotion on Jun 24, 2013:

Thank you for the PC from DC, Hilary. It was really nice of you to send it along. It definitely has a place in my collection!!! The cherry blossoms are awesome; wish I had seen them the time I spent a week in DC. Maybe another time! Thanks again.

QuilterinMotion on Jun 24, 2013:
BennysMumma on Jun 17, 2013:

happy birthday......hope you're having a wonderful day :)

BennysMumma on Jun 12, 2013:

You don't have to wait until your b'day to open the swap from me......im dying to know if you like everything. Go on, have a blast! ;)

AnnSo on May 15, 2013:

Hello! I am also new here an I just wanted to say Hi! =)

Lizard on May 7, 2013:

Welcome to Swapbot. It's a lot of fun and you've become addicted to checking for mail! My postie loves all the decorated envelopes I get. Happy swapping. ♥

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