Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2018 9:27 pm


Date Joined: April 17, 2018
Last Online: May 23, 2018
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I’m 38, mama of 4 munchkins, married to my English sweetheart, work as a nurse practitioner in a federally qualified health center serving the underprivileged. Love talking about life & work!

Have lived in Germany and traveled fairly extensively in both the USA & Europe. Volunteered in the Philippines for 6 weeks and adopted one of our daughters from China. Human rights and helping people around the world with basic needs is important to me.

I am new to swap bot, but have written for years and been a part of various similar groups! Excited to make more snail mail friendships & see more colorful mail! 💌

I really put effort into the appearance of things I send, the items, and letters. I love getting colorful and similar well thought out things also.

My 10 year old daughter is always looking for pennpals, so let me know if you have a daughter looking for one!


❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ mail art * nature & hiking * bookworm * travel * genuine lettters * washi tape * gum * vintage deco * garage sales * fountain pens * chocolate * chick flicks & comedy’s * laughing * languages & other cultures & living abroad * naps * animals * fun socks * vintage styles * thunderstorms * visiting various boutique shops and dreaming what I can make or replicate from decor to sewing * dreaming of owning a typewriter * Pinterest!! * Target *gardening & designing landscape


Favorite Books

I am a bookworm! 📖 📚

📚 I even belong to 2 book clubs to expand my horizons and get great ideas. I tend to stick more to memoirs, historical fiction, comedy, some chick books (like “The Rosie Project”), psychological thrillers....

👎🏻 Not a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, zombie anything, gory, apocalypse....

📚 Have read very few classics, but am not against trying it out


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Girl with Seven Names, Brain on fire, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, The Time Traveler’s Wife

Favorite Crafts

I taught myself to sew 3 years ago and mainly sew quilts, various kid gifts.... but most recently have been making reusable menstrual pads for girls in 3rd world countries.

I love mail art & creating my own envelopes

Dreaming up various projects. There’s nothing I’m not afraid to try at least once.

Digital photo book making! Many years ago I enjoyed scrapbooking, but have left that part of my life.

Just starting Bible journaling.....a huge art project in itself

What I love to receive:

  • treats, gum, and items unique or products from your area or country (except nothing mint or black licorice please 😉)
  • creative mail art with genuine letters, even if you’re much different than me
  • unique bookmarks (can you have too many?) 😁
  • Travel & funny or interesting stories that you’ve experienced
  • fun socks
  • fountain pen ink (especially unique colors)
  • lip gloss or chap stick
  • washi tape
  • creative, artistic postcards from around the world or with various writings in different languages (ideally not your typical tourist postcard)
  • stationery with lines (my favorite type of paper for reference is by: LaPapierre.com
  • planner stickers or stickers related to snail mail
  • retro looking address labels
  • retro papers/ephemera
  • White & Black teas (esp with fruit flavors added) - don’t care for green or herbal teas, but if you think a flavor is amazing, I’m willing to give it a try
  • various got chocolate mixes (not a coffee fan though)
  • Sakura Jelly Roll pens

Seeing your heart put into swaps and mail, being yourself and know that I care about who you are & what your experiences are! Everyone has an amazing story, even if they don’t realize it yet! ❤️


Comment: Thank you for the letter and bookmark. I've never seen a bookmark like that one before! Your reading list looks very interesting, too. I'll be searching for those titles at my local library. Great swap♥
Response: You’re welcome! I found the bookmark on amazon! Let me know if you end up reading any of the books I told you about!
SarahEve rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 19, 2018
Response: Thanks!
bluecrayons rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 19, 2018
Comment: swap said thru email.
Response: Per swap-bot guidelines - “Email swaps are any swaps that are done over the internet and do not require postage.” This would include messages on swap-bot, as it’s done through the internet.
Comment: Thank you!! I love the mug and especially loved the way it was packaged. Thanks again!
Response: You’re welcome! It was fun decorating! Glad you like the mug!
Comment: I can't even guess what the book is about based on those lines! Interesting... Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! The book was great!
astrodogg rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 16, 2018
Wildchild rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 15, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful postcard for me to add to my travel journal! Thanks, Carrie! I'm so happy to have it and the Walt Whitman quote you shared to remind me of the beautiful travel experiences I've had personally. You are a wonderful partner to swap with! Thanks again!
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked it! I got the postcard in London by Waterloo station in March.
ElenaMaz rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sending, and congratulations on the work you do for those women, it is great and you are an amazing person!
Response: Thanks so much for the complement! I’m glad you enjoyed my message!
Makiechan rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute note cards and stamp.
Response: You’re welcome!!
monsbrick rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 9, 2018
Comment: Fun board!
Response: Thanks!!
Katja rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely board about England!
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so much! How fun! :0)
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
IronHorse rated for Bible Study ~ Friendship on Apr 28, 2018
Comment: I received the Bible study questions and answers. Thank you for joining and swapping with me. Welcome to swap-bot. Hope you enjoy many more swaps!
Response: Thanks!

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