Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2021 7:27 am


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: June 13, 2021
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only)
The Canadian Snail Mail Café

About Me

Hello Swap-Bot member!

Welcome to my profile, version 5.0. I am forever updating my profile, never satisfied, always wanting to describe the most recent version of myself.

I'm still a French Canadian woman in her thirties, though I am now approaching my mid-thirties. I'm still a full time teacher, but am now the mother of a preschooler and a newborn baby (both girls!).

I have been swapping for many years, mainly on Facebook, but also on Swap-Bot occasionally. I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. Even if a swap is sender's choice, I often take a look at my partner's profile to make sure I don't send something they don't like. I can't always accommodate, but I try as much as possible.

I still take my swaps very seriously. I always send on time and I'll actually go out of my way to make sure that my swap is mailed by deadline. Should I have to be late (because it's happened a few times), I make sure that I send a message to my partner and to the host to inform them I sent a little late. For all these reasons, that's why I would prefer you contact me first and offer me a chance to resend my swap before rating me a 1.

For my likes and dislikes, see the sections below.

Happy swapping!

Favorite Books

I love reading and participate in a lot of book log swaps on here. My favorite genre are thrillers, chick lit, mystery novels, historical fiction, and contemporary fiction. But basically, if it catches and holds my attention, I will read it.

I read in both French and English.

I'm a Harry Potter fan! My house is Hufflepuff, but I sometimes get sorted in Ravenclaw.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of French Canadian TV shows, mainly games shows and cooking shows. If I watch a series, it will be most likely American.

Some of my favorite TV shows are The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Superstore, Scrubs, Castle, Bones, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

I also like watching home renovation shows and makeover shows.

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafting! Pocket letters (full and mini) and ATCs are my go-to crafts. I also do the occasional flipbooks when I have enough free time.

I also like cross stitching, I dabble in adult coloring, and I'm hoping to find some time in 2021 to get start on diamond painting. It looks like a lot of fun!

Swaps - Likes

Looking for inspiration on what to send me? Here are things I would love to receive:

  • Touristic postcards from your country or area
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Blank notecards (with envelope)
  • Anything Harry Potter (especially Hufflepuff, my House)

Here are other things I like to receive but have enough of at the moment (however, I won't say no to them if you decide to send lol):

  • Sticker sheets
  • Washi tape
  • Bookmarks
  • Small journals
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

I'm usually not picky when it comes to swaps, but here are things I would prefer not to receive:

  • No tea please. I prefer to buy my own tea bags.
  • Nothing violent (against ANY living creature)
  • Nothing religious. I don't follow any religion.
  • Nothing erotic/nude.
  • Nothing related to politics
  • Nothing vintage. I'm just not fond of those things.
  • Nothing I need to color. Sorry, just got too many of these things at home!

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.), planner stickers

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).

Facebook Groups

On top of swapping here on Swap-Bot, I also admin a few Facebook penpalling groups. Come take a look and join if you are interested!

You can find the links at the top of my profile!

The Canadian Snail Mail Café - A pen pal group for Canadian residents. We also have weekly wishes, tags, and giveaways!

Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only 18+) - A safe Facebook group for women to find penpals worldwide. What makes us different is that we only accept members who are looking for penpals anywhere. Country specific posts (like UK only, or Canada only) are not accepted.

Bookworm Penpals - This group is still rather small, but it has started to grow. It is a penpal group for women who also LOVE to read! Join us and share your passion of reading with other members!


Comment: Thanks for sharing! I love that quote!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your books with me.
CWUmom rated for FTLOC#1: Mini Pocket Letter INTL on May 24, 2021
Comment: thank you for the pretty pocket letter. Loved the layers to it.
CajunLady rated for Ghosts! on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
MCGalaxy rated for Top 90's songs on May 18, 2021
Comment: Everyone seems to have Mmmbop and Informer and something from the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys on their list. It's interesting to see no matter how old someone is in and where they live.
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! Hope you had fun at the concert :)
cynaemon rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Have a great trip. I hope you get to see the library.
traceyj rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 6, 2021
Comment: ooh, I would so love to visit Ireland, too, but for now must settle for listening to the accent on audio, and of course, feasting on beautiful photos. Thank you for the lovely email. Hufflepuff pride! 🦡 💛
Snickerdoodle rated for CA : Night on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Isn't it the worst when you have to restart projects? I loved this ATC though, the campfire is my favorite part 🔥
Comment: Hi Valerie! thank you for the cute letter and vibrant postcards! Looks like our cities are in opposites places -- we're slowly opening back up with the vaccination rates going up and cases going down. I'm just hoping it will sustain this decrease and things will return to "normal". Hope all is well.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from the Canadian Rockies. I would love to visit there sometime.
Pupullona rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
dorcii rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the reviews, and thanks a lot for hosting the swap :)
KSENiA rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
theduckling rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 6, 2021
postmarkd rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I'm so glad you enjoyed the third book more than the second, there's nothing worse than when the sequel(s) don't live up to the first book. Thanks for including your DNF, the only thing that had me interested was the location (ahh, Ireland.. 💚) but glad you made it up with your other series! Thanks so much for hosting the swap!! Happy reading!!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard, Valerie. I've had the same goal for years - all the best with your progress!
Nevi2018 rated for We did WHAT for Christmas on Feb 10, 2021
SunflowerRose rated for First & Last Lines No. 30 on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks.

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Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block


bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

WritersSoul on Feb 27, 2018:

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

...well said...I like a man that's honest and crafty

Profile Quote #11

thebeholder on Feb 27, 2018:

"The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? Alice: I"m afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."

-Alice in Wonderland Profile Quote #11

MidsummerDream on Feb 27, 2018:

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”— The Doctor, Doctor Who

Profile Quote #11

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