Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2021 7:07 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2012
Last Online: September 17, 2021
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Holly and I'm a full-time freelance journalist (my niches are travel, food and lifestyle). I love lots of things, some of them being fat books, cozy sweaters, adult beverages, Netflix marathons, traveling to new places, fun cookbooks, glitter and hobby jumping. I'm also an aspiring novelist and spend a good portion of my time writing adult historical fantasy.

Favorite Books

Favorite authors include:

  • Diana Gabaldon

  • Holly Black

  • Charlaine Harris

  • Libba Bray

  • VE Schwab

  • SA Chakraborty

  • Madeline Miller

  • Cassandra Clare

Favorite Movies

You've Got Mail. That's it. That's the favorite, feel-good movie that no other can top.

Other favs include:

  • PoTC

  • Sweeney Todd

  • Halloween series (both OG and new)

  • Scream series

  • Most Christmas movies

Favorite Television

  • Gossip Girl

  • Doctor Who

  • GBBS

  • The Vampire Diaries

  • Gilmore Girls

  • True Blood

  • Sex and the City

  • Supernatural

  • Penny Dreadful

  • Peaky Blinders


  • Halloween/fall-themed items

  • Letter sets/notecards with envies

  • Any kind of recipes and/or cookbooks and cooking magazines!

  • Scrapbooking/art/smashing/junking supplies, any kind or style, just nothing dirty, used, or torn.

  • Extras of your crafting supplies

  • Anything sparkly or glittery!

ABC's of Things/Themes I'd LOVE:

  • Autumn-themed items
  • Books - if it's your favorite book, I'd love to read it, whether it be paperback, dog-eared, water-stained, whatever
  • Cooking - I love recipes, cooking magazines, cookbooks, etc. Actually if you send me a cookbook, I'll love you forever.
  • Dogs - love dog themed anything, especially black lab or patterdale terrier
  • Envies - big, small, homemade, storebought
  • Feminine - Pink, glitter, makeup, ribbons, girly girl stuff. ;)
  • Glitter - so much glitter
  • Home goods - I can always use extra stuff for my house
  • Incense - any scent!
  • Letter Sets - any kind, please with envelopes.
  • Martha Stewart-esque, cutesy domestic type items
  • Notecards
  • Orange items
  • Postage (any amount)
  • Quick projects/tutorials
  • Recipes (any and all)
  • Stickers - themes that are relevant to the season
  • Tapes of all kinds, washi or otherwise
  • Upcycling
  • Vintage - old is good, dirty/torn is not
  • Writing - anything to do with writing is welcome
  • Xtra surprises! ;)
  • Yarn


I have loved to penpal since I was about 12 years old. I am always up to accepting a new penpal, but I have a few requirements to keep us from wasting our time.

  • Must be at least 25+

  • Must write first

  • Must be looking for a long-term penpal relationship, not just a few letters here and there.

And that's it! :)

Flaking & Rating

I DO NOT LIKE FLAKERS. IT IS STEALING. Therefore, I do not flake. If you have not received something from me, let me know. My post office is sometimes quite slow. Also, I always rate when I receive, so PLEASE do me the same courtesy.

Current Non-Raters:

@fruitbat5150 for Adventures of the Traveling PC R18

@queencordy18 for Adventures of the Traveling PC R19

@crafts4me for Traveling Letter Round #8

@CrystalTenshi for NH: Basic Profile Surprise Swap

Tag Flakers:

@lillianmarie for US Tag Aficionados 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 Tag


I absolutely love collecting and hoarding craft/scrapbooking/journaling/ATC/mail art/mixed media supplies! I love it when people send me their leftover supplies, no matter what it is. One person's trash is another person's treasure!

Although I love crafting, I'm a bit of an amateur (or at least I think I am). My current focus is mail art.


I only dislike receiving a few things -

  • Items featuring cats (except for Halloween black cats, they're okay)
  • The color yellow (like neon yellow, pastel is okay)
  • Items geared towards younger kids (I don't need anymore kid-themed stickers, please)
  • Patriotic themes
  • Teacher/Reward stickers
  • Foods/candies (lots of allergies)
  • Masculine items


Comment: Loved the extras
Cindymt rated for International PenPals - Summer 2021 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Hello! Do not worry! Typed letters are 100% okay! So, I am currently visiting my hometown for a week and do not have my pen pal supplies. I may be able to do a simple letter without extras if that is okay. I will contact you soon for the updated address!
BethiquaC rated for Recipes Thru the Ages on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: This recipe looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the extras too!
AJ73 rated for Stickers And A Card #4 on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Hi and thank you. I love the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. It goes into my Quote Journal! The stickers are all fun and I will enjoy using them. The little fix stickers are adorable! Sincerely, Alma
Comment: Thank you, I love the couch postcard!
Comment: Thank you so much Holly for your letter and all the papers you've included with it! I have a few other letters to reply to before yours, but I will write you back as soon as I can! πŸ₯°
Comment: Thank you for the letter, one on it's way back soon πŸ˜€
Comment: thank you for your letter!!
Comment: I really liked the post card. I think I live in a PC desert - how does one find such interesting cards?!
Response: Amazon! xD
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and the soup recipe! It sounds delicious 😊
klover rated for Why is my mailbox so empty?#17 on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the notecard, paper and stickers.
Comment: Thanks for your letter. I too am not a big letter decorator. I do love your handmade envelope. Thank you also for the postcards. They are very much my vibe.
Chechel2 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty?#17 on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute made envelopes! Have a great day! 😊
megan1230 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty?#17 on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Such a cute little swap! Thank you so much, it was so cute!
Comment: I adore chickpeas! This sounds amazing!
Comment: A surprising and great-sounding recipe. I definitely will try this!
Comment: I love the washy tape and your pretty handwriting. Maybe I’ll try this recipe soon!
Comment: Hi Holly, thank you so much for your letter...I look forward to writing back to you!
Eulegirl rated for Recipes and Memories #4: Chicken on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the very fancy recipe :)

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smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

susieq11 on May 21, 2018:

Thank you for the postcards you sent for AATW May!

sassafrass on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi! I ended up sending your March Wish for All about the Wishes group through Etsy. I was sick and ended up in hospital before I could put something together. Hope you will enjoy!

mariamichelle on Mar 14, 2018:

Thanks again for the adorable notecards in "All About the Wishes"

Aladyjackson on Mar 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the letter from the tag. I can definitely relate to what you are going through. I will write soon πŸ°πŸ‡

zurdoswifey on Feb 27, 2018:

Thanks so much for the amazing assortment of goodies for my Feb Wishlist...everything is perfect

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thanks for the fun postcards for AATW February! Happy to see you back : )

urbexarchaeology on Feb 8, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome planner stickers for my February AATW wishlist!

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