Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 9:14 am


Date Joined: September 3, 2022
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I will be traveling and be out of town.

September 16 - October 8

I will still be sending out swaps, but I will NOT be able to rate as my mail will be on hold at the post office. I will catch up when I return.

Hello! I'm Renee

📫 I mark a swap sent once it's dropped in the USPS blue mailbox.

🐌💌 If for some reason you have not received a swap from me in a reasonable time, please contact me before rating & allow me to work something out.

🌟Happy Swapping!🌟

💖LIFE: I'm a 45 yr old single mama living in the city of Portland, Oregon. I grew up in the country, but now am a city girl simply because Portland is where I've landed.

I spend most of my hours enjoying life with my 3 year old girl Alison, as we explore the world around us. When I have free time, I like to get my creative juices flowing by what has inspired me.

I enjoy receiving homemade items from artists & crafters. I'm not artistic, but I do like to get my craft on!

✝️I'm a Christ follower who tries my best to do as He asks, love God & love others.

I am an extroverted HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) & an ENFJ-T. I'm overly sensitive & a worrier, but I am optimistic & appreciate the little things. I tend to give everyone the benefit of the doubt & forgive incredibly easily.

♻️I'm a bit of a "hippie" & big on recycling/up-cycling & reusing items when I can. Being a single mama means funds are tight, so being thrifty & refreshing second hand stuff is an adventure of its own as I find & create new treasures.

🐱I have a 14 year old calico cat (Talulla). She enjoys eating houseplants, shredding papers that were left out & playing with toys & my kiddo. I never expected that they would get along so splendidly.

💌 I have chronic pain & have dealt with it longer than not; so I'm used to it. However; sometimes it's difficult for me to get the big stuff done. This is when I like to bless others with HAPPY MAIL!

Basic Favorites

🌈I like bright, BOLD & FLUORESCENT COLORS & SPARKLY things.

🌟I reeeally like GLOW IN THE DARK stuff!

🪐🔭I am obsessed with space right now & blown away by the mind blowing facts of the universe.🌌

🪴🌵I love house PLANTS, I have a varied collection (we just passed the 100th plant) & enjoy the variety of each one.

🐾I adore ANIMALS, especially CATS🐱, Sloths🦥, Flamingos🦩, Pangolins, Orangutans🦧 & other critters considered "strange/weird".

❤️I love anything Jim Henson created; THE MUPPETS make me happy, especially KERMIT THE FROG. 🐸

💗🧸I love the Care Bears, the original 10, especially 🌈Cheer Bear & ☀️Funshine Bear are my favorite.

☕️ 🫖 I enjoy a good cup of black tea. I like my tea with honey & creamer (eggnog if available). I do drink other teas, although I’m not a fan of fruity tea.

🎀I grew up with HELLO KITTY, so I adore Sanrio.

🫧I really like KEWAII cuteness. Add a little cartoon face to ordinary objects & BAM, it's cute!

💟I have always enjoyed STICKERS, all kinds. I'm trying to currently curb my addiction, but it's proving difficult so I just need to share them in order to make space for more.

✂️I like most anything that can be used to make paper crafting items.🔖

🗺️I love TRAVELING as well as planning the trip prior to going. I like the touristy sight seeing spots & any place with natural beauty.

✈️I have yet to do much traveling outside of the United States, but I have so much more to see in the US. I have been to 46 states. Hawaii, Florida & The Carolinas are on my bucket list.

🤣I like JOKES, even elementary school jokes. Laughing is so important!

🤗TEENY TINY THINGS: rocks, charms, miniatures & anything small. Why are itty bitty things, made to look like regular sized items, so darn adorable?!

🧵🪡I love EMBELISHMENTS, (FABRIC scraps, lace, ribbon, ricrack) anything that I can add to my girl's clothes to make them girlier. She has a lot of hand me downs that are "boy's" clothes & she is a complete "girly girl" & adores frilly, sparkly, pink stuff.

👧🏼My girl is a 3 year old mini me. She loves books, crafting, stickers, animals, cooking, drinking tea (herbal), playing board games & enjoys lots of time outdoors. She is super smart, silly & kind. Her laughter is the best & her smile & squishy cheeks make my day. She is a joy to be around.

Favorite Crafts

🧵🪡SEWING! I'm new to sewing, but enjoy adding embelishments & re-fashioning hand-me-downs & thrift finds. I look forward to expanding my skills now that I have a craft area dedicated to sewing.

✂ PAPER CRAFTS of all sorts, especially cards as I enjoy sending them to spread cheer.

📿BEADING of all kinds, but earrings are my favorite. I like being able to create a pair of earrings that I can pass on to someone who will wear & enjoy them.

🎨KID'S CRAFTS, any type really. I'm not a huge fan of the messy stuff though. I like kid's crafts b/c they're a great way to upcycle items that might otherwise go to waste & you don't need to be an artist to make them.

🧶KNITTING, which I have been doing for some time now. I enjoy yarn & the calmness that knitting brings to me... as long as the projects I work on are somewhat easy & small.



🖍️Crafting, 📖 Reading, 🎶 Music, Lego, 🎮Lego Video Games, 🎲 Board Games, 🎬 Movies, 👩‍🍳Cooking, 🐌💌Snail Mail & 🌱Indoor Plants m.


🏕️Camping, 🥾Hiking, Backpacking, 🌠Star Gazing, 🪨Rock Hounding, 🦅Bird Watching, Exploring.🌳



The alphabet of some things I love (in no particular order)

A: Animals, Adventures, Air Plants, Adult Coloring, Academics

B: Bible, BOOKS, Birds, Butterflies, Bookmarks, Beads, Buttons, Brads, Backpacking, Baking, Bugs

C: CATS, CAMPING, CATS, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, Care Bears, Crafting, Craft Supplies, Crime Dramas, Cacti, Chocolate, Creativity, Cooking, Crystals, Comedy, Colors

D: Desserts, Donuts, Dandelions, Decoupage, Die Cuts, Dream Catchers

E: Embellishments, Eclecticism, Exploring, Envelopes

F: Fabric, FLAMINGOS, Flowers, Forests, Friends, Feathers, Ferns

G: Games, Green, Glitter, Galaxies, Gnomes

H: Handmade, HUGS, HOUSE PLANTS, HIKING, HELLO KITTY, Hearts, Honey Bees, Hobby Lobby, Hot Air Balloons

I: Inchies, Ice Cream, Instant Pot Recipes, Imagination

J: JESUS, JOKES, JIM HENSON, Journals, Jigsaw Puzzles

K: KERMIT THE FROG, KAWAII, Kid's Books, Kittens

L: Lace, Lego, Ladybugs, Letters, Libraries, Lighthouses, Lemons, Learning

M: MUPPETS, MINIATURES, Mountains, Music, Maps, Motivation, Moon, Musicals, Mushrooms, Mystery

N: NoteCards, Note Pads, Nature, Newts

O: OUTDOORS, Oceans, Organization, Orangutans, Opals, Optical Illusions

P: Photos, Plants, Postage Stamps (new & used), Pinterest, Puzzles, Postcards, Planners, Paper, Pens, Podcasts

Q: Quotes, Quilts, Quails

R: ROCKS, READING, RAINBOWS, Recycling, Rivers, Ribbon, Ric Rack

S: Snail Mail, SMASHED PENNIES, SEWING EMBELLISHMENTS, STAMPS (Postage & rubber/silicone), STICKERS (all kinds), Stationery, Stars, Sushi, Sanrio, Sunshine, Squirrels, Succulents, Sloths, Sea Shells, Self Care

T: Thrifting, Traveling, True Crime, Trees, Tea, Typewriters, Teachers, Trolls (cute ones)

U: Up-cycling, Unique, Unusual

V: Vintage, Vacations

W: Weirdness, Wilderness, Washi Tape, Wizard Of Oz (books rather than movie), Waterfalls, Worms

X: Xerox printed items, Axolotls

Y: Yarn, Yellow

Z: Zines


I Love Broadway shows; 🧹Wicked & 🎭Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton!, Moulin Rouge


I love CHILDREN'S books & YA fiction 📖


MOULIN ROUGUE! (Best movie EVER made)



Favorite Genre: Suspense Thrillers, Musicals, Comedies & Dramas.

Favorite Director: Baz Luhrmann

Favorite Musical Score Composer: James Horner


Random assortment:

Gravity Falls, Pushing Daisies, Alone, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, The First 48, Veronica Mars....


It can be True Crime or Fictional, I enjoy watching just about anything that is crime drama. British shows are my favorite as US shows tend to have too much drama. I basically like any British crime show on AcornTV.

Favorite Addictions


Pinterest is the most perfect site for me & has so much that interests me. A site full of inspiration & a way to save & organize the things I discover... for FREE!!!

Pinterest is just too good to be true for me.


Most books geared towards adults tend to bore me & I can't get through them. This might be due to my short attention span, or the wordiness of them.

I like picture books, beginner reader books & chapter books. I like young adult books that are coming of age stories, Dystopian Sci Fi, or a good mystery.

I also enjoy a good craft book or cookbook to get inspired.

🏫The LIBRARY is one of my favorite places, I spend hours each week exploring what books they have that interest me. I might admit that I'm addicted to the library, but at least it's an addiction that doesn't cost me any money!


📚My dream job is to be an elementary school LIBRARIAN. If I could go back to school that's what I would do.

✈️I want to TRAVEL again, I'd like to finish seeing a part of every state. I'd like to travel abroad & see how other cultures are in real life. And, I just like the thrill of waking up in a new place & working out how to get around & meeting total strangers who have great stories to share.

💖I hope my kiddo will have an incredible childhood that she can look back on with fond memories. I don't want her to go through any of the trauma I did & wish she makes amazing friends along the way while she experiences some incredible adventures.


❌Strong scents 🤢

I do LOVE a good Scratch 'N Sniff sticker though!

❌Coffee and Dark chocolate 🤮

❌Anything disrespectful or political 🙅🏻‍♀️

I love mail!


Frodogaggins rated for September Surprise Me on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful parcel <3 it really made me smile and i know it may sound stupid but my favorite things was the dynamo label with my name i remeber begging my dad to always make me one with my name! never got one till now! thank you made me feel really special <3 Hope you have a wonderful fall!
Pcescareno rated for 50 Sticker swap #1 USA only on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package of stickers I love them all ☺️
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope and goodies you sent me!
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun goodies. Love these watermelon slices!
Comment: Thank you for the great swap ~ I like the fall theme!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you
nanc6124 rated for 50 Sticker swap #1 USA only on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Arrived Thursday 9/7 Really Love the Pretty cards you made and thank you for the envies to go with them ! !
Mamakoala2017 rated for August Surprise Me on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Wow what Great items thank you! I especially love the handmade card.
Comment: thank you.
peachytea rated for UHM: Pick A Theme Mail Art on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap. The envelope is so cute and your Grimace is amazing (not to mention perfectly on-theme). The flat surprises inside made me smile, and Tazo Passion happens to be my favorite summer tea (despite my username) because it's so good iced. The origami tea bag holder is really fun , too.
Jillemina rated for SMSUSA: August Happy Mail: Autumn! on Aug 31, 2023
Comment: WOW!!! I LOVE all the wonderful fall goodies! It is definitely getting me into the Autumn spirit! Thank you!
lynnscrggns rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thank for the items from the Set of 5 Supplies Swap. I loved the stickers and the sticky notes! the Stamping on the envelope was an awesome touch!!
Comment: Hi Renee, Thank you so much for the nice selection of pattern papers! It’s lovely to have such a big variety. I always think I don’t need anymore paper, but it’s still one of the first things I check out at any craft store. As they say, “It was calling my name!”❤️
Lisapotterylady rated for FTLOC#1-No spending swap -US on Aug 27, 2023
Comment: Awesome package! I love all the goodies you sent! Happy to swap with a Portlander. I used to live there and loved it.
pbcquiltlover rated for FTLOC#1-Owned by my cat-US on Aug 27, 2023
Comment: What an incredible array of kitties! You ARE super!!! <3 Thanks so much - Luna Belle says "thank mew" too! =)
vneal5 rated for Pick me up August on Aug 26, 2023

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bostianh on Sep 21, 2023:

Thanks for the AATW September wish full of goodies! I loved the Smokey Bear and squirrel stuff!🥰

bostianh on Sep 13, 2023:

Happy Hump Day!

bostianh on Aug 28, 2023:

Hope you are staying cool!☀️🎈💦🔫💧

heliogal on Aug 14, 2023:

Thank you Renee for the absolutely wonderful envelope of stickers and memos you sent me for AATW August wish list!! I just love everything you sent me and I loved your thoughtful letter you included too and I totally know what you mean about addicted to stickers!!!! I love the ones you sent me so much, they're all so super cool like you!!!!

Aumonae on Aug 12, 2023:

Thank you so very much for the fabulous stationery and stickers via All About The Wishes August. They are all so awesome!

BlueberryLady on Aug 11, 2023:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group !
There is a Swap open right Now if you would like to sign up ! ! ! Jean 8/11/2023 8:25 Am

bostianh on Aug 4, 2023:

Thank you for the amazing goodies you sent for AATW July! So many cool things, I love the Smokey Bear stickers and all the cute stuff your little made.💗

thehappycow on Aug 1, 2023:

July AATW - thankyou so much for the envie filled with stickers!!

ButterflyGirl85 on Jul 25, 2023:

Thank you for my May AATW Wishes. I never realized I hadn't opened it. I loved everything

yvonne401 on Jul 16, 2023:

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the cute gif!



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