Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2022 5:32 am


Date Joined: May 10, 2013
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States

About Me

7/2020-After taking a break from Swap-Bot, I am back. I'm mainly interested in book and postcard swaps for now. My boys are now 19 and 20 and attend college. We lost our two Boxers to cancer and an accident. We have a new Boxer, Aria who is one year old.

I’m a mother of two teenagers (16 & 17) living in a small town. I also have two Boxers. I love to read, create mail art, take pictures, and hang out with family and friends. I can't survive without coffee. I try to treat others the way I would want to be treated. I love everything that has to do with snail mail and stationery.

Favorite Music

My taste in music ranges from "you need to listen to this" to "I know, please don't judge me." Al Green, Otis Redding, Adele, Gwen Stefani, Twenty One Pilots, Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Marvin Gaye, Bruno Mars....the list goes on.

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking and junk journaling.

Favorite Television

My current favorites are Queen Sugar, Peaky Blinders, Ozark, The Voice, Mayans, This Is Us, and Yellowstone. Past favorites were 24, Big Bang Theory, Being Mary Jane, Nashville, & Scandal.

Favorite Postcards

Themes I like

Lou Paper Cards

Lantern Press cards

Game of Thrones

Art by Mario Sanchez

Postallove greetings (I’m starting my collection over)

Postcards of your photography,

Humming Birds,



Royalty (My name means "Queen" in Spanish.)

Anything Marvel

Street art, Banksy

Fountain pens, letters and journals

Books, Jane Mount Bibliophile, reading, or writing

Mail, airmail, or postal themes

If you need a topic to write about, I would love a book recommendation or your favorite book quote.

Wish list

You don't need to send me anything just to include something with the original swap. I won’t rate down for not receiving “extras”. If this happens to be a swap where you are required to include something extra I’ve listed some likes below.

My favorite things are

  • asian or botanical ephemera for collages
  • notecards with envelopes
  • unused non-touristy postcards
  • Bookmarks!! From homemade to the magnetic kind
  • anything air-mail, travel, postal themed or envelope seal stickers
  • Washi Samples-I have access to Hobby Lobby so any themes from other stores would be appreciated.
  • doll/girl/people stickers like La Dolce Vita or Capital Chic designs or similar ones.
  • anything Baby Yoda


Please take the time to rate me and I will do the same for you. If for some reason you are missing my rating, please feel free to contact me so we can resolve this matter quickly. My goal is to get swaps completed so they can be archived in a timely manner.

Favorite Books

2021 5 Star Books

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

City of Thieves David Benioff

Descent by Tim Johnston

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Survivors by Jane Harper

Love Lettering Kate Clayborn

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

What Comes After by JoAnne Tomkins

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

Pack Up the Moon

The Chestnut Man

Unraveling Oliver

The Unwilling by John Hart

The Count of Monte Cristo


Please don’t send me the following: Reward stickers or anything political.


Comment: Received your swap today and thanks so much for the 2 PC's and for the cute dog bookmark. I love it!
Comment: Hmm...sounds intriguing. I hope it was a great book.
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #64 on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the extra PC 😄💌
Comment: Thank you!! Can't wait to send these on their way!
Comment: Thanks for joining the swap!
Foxtales rated for Travelling book card #44 on May 4, 2022
Comment: Your book card arrived safe and sound. You chose a really beautiful pc for this. Also thank you a lot for the notecard! And the pc you used for your note is beautiful, too. Looks like from the 80's
Comment: rcvd! Thank you for the fun extra postcard... and I LOVE how you decorated the envelope! Hope you enjoyed the book you were reading, Hideout!
Bavarija rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9A on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for cards!!!
Comment: Thank you for the PC and pretty note paper!
Comment: I LOVE the postcards you sent me! Each one is unusual in its own way. Fabulous! And the bookmark is adorable. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the extras!
pernie123 rated for LSRUS Travelling Postcard Round 20 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: I believe I wrongly rated you earlier .Now, I have a new response , from you. I don't know why you did not send Debbie's card back to her. There is no more space to sign. I am left with postage to spend to send it. Anyway, thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding these PCs and for the notecard! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and the extras!
snels119 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #58 on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cards!
Response: You’re welcome!
KarlaKC rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #59 on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Reyna! ... Karla, 4/17/22
Response: You’re welcome!
Clstew rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #60 on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful envelope and extra postcard. Looking forward to passing these travelers along. Happy mails
Response: You’re welcome!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome!
messymama rated for book im reading pc 14 usa on Apr 12, 2022
Comment: Loved getting your mail. I'm sending a message because there's a little story that goes with it :) Thanks for the extras that fit my profile so well!
Response: I loved your message and I’m happy you helped that puppy get home. Thanks for sharing that story and I can’t believe the coincidence of that bulldog notecard!
Fabriqueen rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #59 on Apr 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding these cards! I will get them sent out in the next swap! Happy Easter! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the rating.

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Aseret25 on Mar 18, 2022:

Thanks for working on my coloring collab postcard and sending it back home! :) I love the shimmery markers/pens you used!

Zefaniya on Sep 24, 2021:

Got your world postcard day postcards today! You’re too sweet to think of me!

carrotkate on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you for sending my Coloring Collab postcard home!

teejlc on Jul 28, 2021:

Thank you for sending back my coloring collab postcard! I love all the collaboration swaps and this is the first thing that’s ever made it’s way home to me. I love how it turned out!

kssunlover1947 on Apr 23, 2021:

Thank you for returning my Coloring Collab card that I started on 9-27-2020- Coloring Collab 2020#9. I love how everyone colored on it.

nomadmama on Oct 24, 2020:

Thank you for sending my card back with your reading recommendations! I hope you're reading something good this weekend.

Rainydancer on Aug 18, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

CurlyTea on Jun 18, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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


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