Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2024 4:22 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: February 17, 2024
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States

About Me

April 9th: The local mail has been losing letters (not just mine, a lot of people have been complaining) so until they figure out how to fix it I'm going to not join swaps. I have many envelopes that show up on my USPS Informed Delivery but never make it to my mailbox. It isn't fair to those who swap with me.

Jan. 5. 2022: Slowly getting back into swapping things! Mostly in groups that I'm in right now.

11-9-2021 : Taking a break from Swapbot due to some personal life events. I can check messages, but as of right now I won't be joining swaps. 💗

California born, Idaho raised, Tennessee living!

My name is Ashley and my family of four moved to Tennessee over a year ago for a big life change. We're absolutely love it and don't miss the snow at all! My two kiddos are ten years apart but they're thick as theives!

We have two dogs and two cats which sadly had to be temporarily re-homed with family and friends until we had out own home to bring them to here. Our fur babies have been reunited with us and they've been adjusting wonderfully. We added a puppy to our home as well and she keeps our old dogs lively!

I don't like flying a lot of personal information out on the internet for all to see (my days of being an over-sharer are over!). But I am married with a 14 yr old and a 3 yr old.

Favorite Crafts

Daily journaling and rock painting.

My daughter and I have been painting rocks and hiding them for about two years now. Our artistic abilities have made a lot of progress since starting. Unfortunately the rock painting community isn't as active here in Tennessee as it was in Idaho so we hide many more than we find!

I've kept a daily journal for over two years though I fell off the wagon over the summer of 2019 while all of fun journaling stuff was held up by the moving company 😬 Worst experience ever!

I use a lot of magazine clippings, washi tape, and stickers of all kinds. I also like to add things that I find out and about (business cards, menus, post cards) in my journal. I love the thrill of making a beautiful page with things that most would toss out! I enjoy using watercolor paints and pencils in my journal as well but I'm not a master artist.

I'm trying to find a way to make my hand lettering better. I have"loud" handwriting as a teacher once told me but I'm not saying that it is messy by any means. My favorite pens are fine-liner type but I'm experimenting with brush pens for the fancier writing.

Favorite Books

I read and listen to audiobooks constantly!

Some of the ones that touched me the most are...

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King

Looking for Alaska John Green

100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson

Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith

Honor by Thrity Umrigar

Me as a Pen Pal

I had a pen pal from junior college that I would write back and forth with fairly regularly until just a few months ago. I love to write and always have a fair amount of stamps on hand to send letters! I have a lot of cards and paper to my husband's dismay. I just love the different things I can use to mail to others.

Since then I have done many swaps from Swapbot and regularly send letters, cards, and goodies back and forth. I do sometimes drop off due to personal reasons, but never more than 3-4 months. If you're my pen pal and haven't heard from me and are wondering what's going on, send me a message! It should help jump start me to replying to letters. Or just wait a few more weeks and I'll be sending you a letter or card. 🙃

I don't have time to go in to the post office and hand it to people behind the counter - since I keep teacher hours I will often leave and return home without seeing the sun all day! So I drive through and drop them off in the blue box. So typically when I mark something as sent it probably gets picked up after 5pm that day and will be postmarked for the next day after it is sorted at the facility. I try always send within a day or two of the partners being given and have never sent late.

Wishlist Items

I am so thankful for whatever someone sends to me, but some of my current interests included:

-washi samples - I would love solid bright colors, but will gladly accept all types

-magazine cut outs (interesting colors/patterns and phrases)

-stamped images as I love fussy cutting and using them on my journal pages

-stickers of anything (I give the little kid type ones to my 5 yr old)


-scrapbooking paper scraps (no smaller than 1x1 inch)

-Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan (other Disney is okay too, but those are my loves)

-Hispanic heritage, specifically Mexican heritage

-I enjoy inspirational quotes and sayings but I'm not overly religious so Bible verses don't usually resonate with me

-Book pages, especially in foreign languages

-my absolute unicorn wish would be one of those Janice Joplin stamps that the USPS had over a decade ago! Cancelled/used is fine, I just loved those stamps but I wasn't journaling then and don't have any, lol


Comment: I appreciate the communication--Thank you. The stickers are perfect as well as the note cards. I will pass along the traveling notebook. Enjoy your day.
Vickyen rated for R&W: 2024 reading intentions on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Hi Ashley! Thank you for the lovely card, stickers and share! I hope you are able to make your bookclub more often this year and your reading of 50 of your own books! I have to stop myself from purchasing books, due to the last of space and my husband fussing! LOL! I do utilize our library a ton though, and since I have to pay to use it, that makes more sense - I guess! LOL! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
USAFwife rated for R&W: Traveling notebook USA #4 on Jan 14, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for passing this on. :)
Comment: Thank you so m7ch for the lovely Christmas postcard! 😀 My favorite th8ng to do is swap. Happy holidays!
Aleesha rated for R&W Traveling notebook USA #3 on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for passing along and the cute stickers as well!
marinda rated for Christmas Postcard 1 on Nov 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) Not raking is better for the environment, good for you!
marclively rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #30 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks! It's been soooo long since I dressed up, haha. Your family's costumes sound fun!
Comment: thanks for the book and the extra stickers & tea. <3 I'm looking forward to adding to the journal and sending it on its journey!
Maddashin rated for Any HALLOWEEN PC #1 on Oct 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
Comment: Thank you. You got a lot of stickers on one PC.
Comment: thanks very much for the postcard. i hope you had a great time celebrating world postcard day!
Sunshine1969 rated for Gratitude List Card on Oct 16, 2023
Comment: Love it thank you
estromberg rated for PH: World Postcard Day #3 on Oct 15, 2023
Comment: Many thanks for the very AWESOME United States Puppy Service postcard!! I LOVE it!!!
Response: I'm so glad you love it! It was meant for you! Lol.
boandsully rated for Any HALLOWEEN PC #1 on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Love the cute postcard. Thank you for sharing.
Karen07 rated for R&W: Traveling notebook USA #2 on Oct 12, 2023
Comment: Got it Ashley! Looks great and I'll get it on its way!
Response: Great! I'm excited for it!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween Card - I love the black cat! Enjoy all the events in your town and have a Happy Halloween!
tea1227 rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 10, 2023
Comment: thank you so very much for the extra card and add-ins - you sound very creative, now u got me looking for a janis joplin too - will send to you if i should ever find one!
Response: Thank you! I couldn't resist sending the postcard and then the additional card and some extras. Something about your profile spoke to me. Happy Halloween 🎃
debbiespoms rated for Any HALLOWEEN PC #1 on Oct 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks ! I love the old fashioned Halloween postcards and loved your leaves quote!

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simcoe54 on Feb 16, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Swan on Nov 23, 2022:

Thank you for the Christmas cards to fulfill my LSRUs November wish. I’ll have fun sending them out.

heliogal on Jan 24, 2022:

Hi Ashley!! Thank you so much for granting my January LSRUS wish. Your lovely selection of handmade cards made it to me!! They are so special and sweet did you make them?? I am looking forward to your letter too when it gets here!! I am so glad we are friends!!

bostianh on Dec 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Dec. Wishlist surprise from LSRUS, I love the paper and I am excited to start using them to make some ephemera. Have an awesome day.

bizzles on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you so much for the washi and memos from my June LSRUS Wishlist!

Swan on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for sending me your list as well. I loved “A Man Called Ove” as well and will check out some of the others.

heliogal on Jun 20, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely decorated envelope- I just love a nicely decorated envelope! and the washi and notecard for the LSRUs June wish list.

bizzles on Jun 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the washi and memos from my LSRUS June wishlist!

bethe on May 1, 2021:

Thank you for the retro washi and wonderful note with your recommendations! I appreciate this so much!!! LSRUs April wish list

gingerbee on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you so much for the LSRUS wishes! I especially love the terrarium image on the book pages - those turned out beautiful. Can't wait to add these into some of my projects. Have a great day!

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