Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2022 4:19 pm


Date Joined: May 16, 2019
Last Online: January 16, 2022
Birthday: December 1, 1973
Country: United States
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About Me

12/31/2021--I'm ready to get back to swapping! I think for 2022 I'm going to focus mostly on pen-palling/letter swapping. I've not written a letter in a few months because of so much other stuff going on; now that things are settling down I'm ready to renew those long-distance friendships and begin new ones.

I appreciate the thoughtfulness when swap partners add extras, but I'm almost out of crafting storage space, so none are expected!

8/2021--I just got a refurbished Selectric II typewriter! So for the foreseeable future most letters/notes will be typed until the novelty wears off for me. If you prefer hand-written missives, I apologize in advance. 🤣

PoGo Trainer Code (I play daily once again, after having a break of not playing for about 16 months): 9528 2974 7854

A few things about me:

  • 48yo, female, married w/ 4 kids (2 grownups, 1 college student, 1 teen)
  • she/her
  • LBGTQ ally 🏳️‍🌈🌈
  • INFJ
  • Enneagram type 6
  • atheist homeschooler--no denim jumpers here!
  • I cook several hours a day--all gluten-free and vegan (I am omni, but don't eat meat at home, dh and kids are all veg)
  • constantly reading, don’t leave home without my Kindle or a book
  • unrepentant potty mouth
  • I love coffee all day and white wine at night
  • NPR is my jam
  • I don't really listen to music often; my brain works in words. I also don't watch movies often, maybe once or twice a year. My attention span just doesn't allow me to. TV shows (on Netflix, Hulu, etc., we don't have an actual provider) work better, but I would much rather be reading than watching.
  • I like to write and receive long, newsy letters, though I warn that I'm not terribly efficient at time management so I might not write for a month then three times the following month. I'm full of surprises that way!
  • Mail art delights me. #NoPlainEnvelopes


  • Books! Fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, classics, poetry...I will read pretty much anything except fantasy/sci-fi. I like there to be at least some semblance of realism. Favorite authors, in no particular order:

    • David Sedaris
    • Diana Gabaldon
    • Chris Bohjalian
    • Lisa Gardner
    • Louise Erdrich
    • Harper Lee
    • Heather Morris
  • Most of the day I listen to podcasts/news shows while working, driving, crafting, etc. If I'm not reading, I'm listening. Some favorite podcasts, in no particular order:

    • Morning Joe
    • Coronavirus Global Update
    • The Moth
    • The Rachel Maddow Show
    • The Reidout
    • Mea Culpa
    • Deadline: White House
    • Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
    • Code Switch
    • Mortified
  • sarcasm

  • smart, creative women, especially in the arts and politics
  • unique/unusual washi and stickers
  • Indigo Girls, my favorite band and almost the only music I listen to
  • colors: olive/jade green is favorite, followed by purple, teal, turquoise, and yellow
  • bright prints/motifs, but also muted/vintage 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • letter sets
  • unusual paper--textured, handmade, from old ledgers, vintage library cards, telegrams, etc.
  • men in kilts
  • retro images, especially retro women
  • art nouveau
  • art deco
  • mandalas
  • botanical images, esp. daisies, sunflowers, bonsai, moss, mushrooms
  • butterflies, dragonflies, moths
  • unusual typography
  • book/magazine pages, especially vintage or non-English
  • kaleidoscopes & similar imagery
  • pens--current fave is Frixion 0.7 mm gel ink roller


  • hair
  • rodents
  • housework
  • stereotypical "girly" stuff
  • animal prints
  • camel toe
  • fantasy/sci-fi
  • traditional holiday stuff; it just seems so artificial, especially xmas
  • anything containing lavender (I'm allergic). Love the color, not the plant
  • sweets/candy
  • ribbon/fabric
  • religious or faith-based ANYTHING
  • “cute” or kawaii
  • kiddie/juvenile stuff

Favorite Postcard Themes:

  • out-of-the-ordinary
  • feminist
  • books/bookstores/authors
  • artists/art
  • food/drink, esp. coffee or wine
  • humorous
  • eccentric/odd
  • vintage
  • non-touristy


Comment: Thank you for the pretty typewriter letter! I love typewriters, used to have one that was my mom's. I will one day own one yet again! I was homeschooled and plan on homeschooling my own kids :) how cool! Also recently went gluten-free and dairy-free for the sake of my newborn son.. it's interesting but I'm so glad more foods are labeled! take care~!
roselynnlee214 rated for For the love of Pen Palling on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, I enjoy reading your letter!
Widellia rated for WIYM: Pen Pal Letter INTL on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the letter ❤️ It was lovely to getting know you and I’m working on a reply to you soon 😊
Response: I look forward to it!
DollyDotBoo rated for 2021/1 Page Letter #25 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the washi samples
kssunlover1947 rated for Return Address Labels on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the address labels. I like them very much.
Response: You're welcome!
Fabriqueen rated for Handmade Flower Card on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and message! No immediate travel plans here either mainly because of Covid! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Scrapinitblue rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #256 on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing!
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Hidden Paper Clips on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: very beautiful. thank you so much
Response: You’re welcome!
nomadmama rated for Airing of grievances notecard #28 on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: I was so sad when I had to rip.the snail mail sticker to open the envelope, so I was really excited to see you sent me some in the letter! Thank you. I hope you got your contact situation taken care of quickly. I don't like wearing my glasses outside either. I also hope your son is safely ensconced in his college apartment and your anxiety has lessened.
Response: Lol, my anxiety just moves on to the next worry! He will be moving in on Monday 🤞
Comment: I recently got a typewriter that I'm very excited about. We have a place nearby I will take it to to ensure it is working correctly. I can't wait to use it. Good luck with yours.
Response: How exciting! I am having so much fun with mine
Petaltea rated for Transparent envelopes on Aug 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes!
Response: You're welcome!
ÇisnerosV rated for Traveling sticker book round #31 on Aug 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Will pass forward.
Response: 👍
Comment: Hello, Deb. Thank you for your letter and the wonderful extras! I hope that this week is going better than the week of July 8th! I will definitely reply to your letter. Have a wonderful day.
Response: Looking forward to your letter!
Comment: I love all the postcards! And what a nice note -- how funny about your dad playing dulcimer :-) Ugh, celiac is such a drag, isn't it? The paper you used for your envelope is gorgeous. Thank you!
Response: It really is a drag! Glad you liked the postcards.
ladydy5 rated for MAE-Senders Choice of size on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Very very nice. Certainly enjoy those extra in each envelope too . Thank u!
Response: You're welcome!
Dessie0416 rated for Nuts 4 Notecards #8 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you! That wine postcard is so funny!
Response: It made me giggle!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lovely swap 😍 it was absolutely no problems at all😊 everything was so beautiful and colorful 😍 I love them all 😊 hope you will have a lovely day 🌷
Response: So glad it finally arrived--what a long journey that was!
Comment: Thanks ! Love the envelope the green one and the postcard looking one. Happy swapping
Response: Happy swapping to you!
elflady rated for Vintage Bathing Beauty on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Love this journal page and your sense of humour. Also love your handmade envelope Thank you for posting to me . Stay well .elflady
Response: Thanks! I really adored that bathing beauty and wish I had the same swimsuit!
January rated for LDEM - Thinking of You - July 21 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this Deb - Deb swap! How sweet of you to enclose those very cool face images - I will definitely enjoy incorporating them into my art journal pages! Funny, in my family we also have close birthdays - my husband and I are 6 days apart, same year, and our sons are 8 days apart, different years obviously:) If you want to hear my son's music, he is Lev on Spotify; this week he released an EP called A Year Underwater. (great name for a song this year, right?!) More streams = more exposure so thanks!!!
Response: I'll check it out!

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myancey on Aug 11, 2021:

I want to say thanks for the og wta stickers u sent me. Postmarked July 3rd they arrived today. I have no idea where they have been or why it took over a month to get here but I wanted to say thank you. I hope and pray you are well during this crazy pandemic. Take care. And thanks again

myancey on Aug 7, 2021:

Thanks for the stickers!!!!! This is for wta swaps in Usa. Thanks bunches

TryshaH81 on Aug 4, 2021:

Thank you for the handmade envelopes. They are beautiful!

PerArduaAdAlta on May 7, 2021:

Got your stickers today! My daughters are dividing them among themselves 💖 I really appreciate them thank you!

mejulia on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you for the notecards and understanding my goof. I will enjoy using these cards for my chemo buddy (I send once a week to a woman on IV chemo).

user6937 on Nov 5, 2020:

Thanks for the envelopes - I'm sure I'll be able to use them. (Tags - Help! I Can't Find.......)

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the altered index card for Leola's gift! This has been far better than I ever could have expected and imagined; thank you for being a part of it!!

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

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