Swap-bot Time: August 25, 2019 10:54 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: August 24, 2019
Birthday: February 18
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Casey. I am from a small town you'll never hear of, deep in the Appalachian mountains. I’ve been married 16 years to my beloved and we have three children together— a daughter and two sons.

I stay at home while my family goes off on their days to work and to school. I spend mine making our home a comfortable, relaxing place to be when they return. On the surface it may seem simple--clean bedsheets or an evening meal together at the table but my goal is to make my family feel considered and loved with these things. It's not lost on me that spending all day out in the world can be difficult and I feel so lucky to be here feathering the nest for them.I treasure being a homemaker.

I am a Christian, an avid reader, a good listener and an honest friend. I love to crochet, cook and fiddle around in my flower beds when it’s pretty out. I have kept a journal since I was big enough to write a sentence and I love penpaling. I am easy to talk to and down to earth.

I like me. You will, too.

I love, love, love to write letters. Sitting down at my kitchen table in the quiet of the evening to write a friend is so relaxing for me. My letters are always hand written and I try and always use pretty stationary.

My Swaps

Swapping is very dear to my heart. It is without a doubt my favorite hobby and I have to say I love it. I take swapping seriously. With that being said, if there is ever a time when a swap of mine didn't make it to you, it's not because I didn't send. Sometimes things really do get lost in the mail. All you have to do is message me and I will resend or make it up to you the best I can. A lost swap is disappointing for everyone and it never has to be that way. Atleast not with me. All you gotta do is let me know. Thanks for reading.

Favorite Music

  • Joanna Newsom
  • Mountain Man
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • John Prine
  • Patsy Cline
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Jason Isbell
  • Tyler Childers

Favorite Books

  • Bible
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Best book I've ever read. Ever.
  • Bridges of Madison County--Robert James Waller
  • The Poisonwood Bible--Barbara Kingsolver
  • My Antonia--Will Cather
  • Prince of Tides--Pat Conroy
  • Recipes for a Perfect Marriage--Morag Prunty
  • Harry Potter series--JK Rowling
  • Clan of the Cave Bear series--Jean M. Auel
  • The Glass Castle--Jeanette Walls
  • One True Thing--Anna Quindlen

Favorite Movies

  • Cold Mountain
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • Phantom Thread
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Color Purple
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood
  • Pretty Woman
  • One True Thing
  • Dances with Wolves

Favorite Television

  • The Golden Girls

  • Keeping Up Apperances...my favorite British comedy!!!

  • The Planet Earth series

  • The Great British Baking Show

  • Call the Midwife

  • The OA (Netflix)

Likes and Dislikes

  • Gustav Klimt is my favorite artist
  • washi tape and washi flakes
  • postcards (non-touristy)
  • blank recipe cards
  • letter sets with matching envelopes
  • floral stickers
  • notecards
  • chai tea
  • bookmarks
  • air mail envies


  • anything blasphemous or sacrilegious
  • green tea
  • sci-fi
  • anime
  • swaps that smell like smoke
  • swaps covered in animal hair
  • white chocolate

Pen Pal wanted

If you’ve made it this far in reading my profile, bless you!

I’m currently seeking a serious female pen pal. Just a good natured, honest person to get to know and hopefully start a long friendship with.

I’ve written a number of letters in pen pal swaps but they never continue beyond swap requirements.

Ideally, we’d share about life and family, maybe a recipe here or there, a small craft or just a postcard.

Drop me a line if you’re looking for a long term pen pal, too.

Postcard Swaps

I am always, always up for a postcard swap. I have recently started to collect postcard and I just can't have enough.

Private swaps or simply exchanging addresses to send a card--I'll always say yes.


Comment: Thank you for the lovely West Virginia postcard! I undoubtedly started singing when I got it, "West Virginia, Mountain Momma, Country Roads... Take me Home.." Lol Anyways, I'm super happy to add it to my collection! Thanks again!
monsbrick rated for APP: Postcard Pals on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you Casey! Writing you back now!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter! I am responding this afternoon! (As you can see, I decided to wait for your swap letter so that I could respond and send my intro at the same time. Seemed like that would make for a smoother correspondence.) Have a happy Saturday!
hayleeeym rated for Books/libraries on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: Loved the postcard art! Thanks!
macncheese rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #159 on Aug 21, 2019
Mark63 rated for Books/libraries on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you. :-) No I've never been to that bookshop.
dorcii rated for APP - Letter & Recipe Swap on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your beautiful letter and the recipe as well - I'm going to try it soon! :)
Response: Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for the great rating, dorcii. Happy swapping to you.
NRGordon rated for Books/libraries on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your note. My fav book store is a small, independent, about an hour away. I have a Barnes & Noble much closer, which is good too.
Response: You're quite welcome. Happy swapping to you, NRGordon!
Comment: Thank you for the Istanbul postcard. There's a lot of history in this town. Interesting, but I haven't been there yet.
Response: You’re very welcome! Have a wonderful day! :D
aspens rated for Travelling Abroad Letter on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: Aw, thanks so much for sharing your experiences with me! You're a fantastic writer and you conveyed your feelings very well (considering I'm a stranger who's never been to West Virginia!). That's so cool that you still have that Versace lipstick. And wow, I'm so happy that you read your diary from that time because of this swap. Yay!!! Thank you & happy swapping!! :)
Response: I’m so glad you liked the letter! Happy to swap with you!
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard. As for Vegan... I'm not much of a cook: pasta and veges is about the extent of my talent. ;) One tip that you should know tho: stay away from vegan cheese! ha!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating! Glad to know you enjoyed the card.
papercraftkath rated for Quick send postcard swap #1 on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the five and dime postcard! It's a good one. We don't have the stores but we used to and my mom still talks about them.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Trans Allegheny is on my to visit list. I LOVE creepy and boy is that creepy. Even on TV it gives me the chills. My MR starts a new shift soon too, not as drastic as yours, but he wont be home till 830P now. No kids so we can adjust, but its just a big shift frim 330p to 830p. I also hope your first letter makes its way here eventually. I enjoyed reading your letter and wouldnt mind reading two brain dumps from a stranger on the internet! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you liked the letter!
Comment: Thanks for commenting !
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! The “appalachain slang” was great! I had heard of all of them except blinked milk. I also am going to look up all the towns you listed! Again, thank you so much for helping me with my collection! 💕
Response: You are very welcome! I am glad to be counted among your collection!
Swan rated for 📚 Book GIVEAWAY! [free books!] 😺 on Jul 26, 2019
saturnsrings rated for 5 blank postcards on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for these postcards Casey! I really appreciate the time you took to nail my style. I hope we swap again soon!
Response: You're welcome! I am happy to hear you were pleased with the cards I chose for you. Happy postcrossing!
Marykstaveness rated for Quick send postcard swap #5 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely 17th century Bosschaert the Elder art card. It brightened my day. I was going to read "Cutting for Stone" but never had the time. My book club group loved it. FYI: Of the books on my list, Being Mortal opened my eyes to issues that will greatly affect me (and everyone who reaches an age of infirmity) eventually. The Little Book of Hygge was a like a warm hug. El Deafo is a comic/graphic novel. Cute, funny and very relatable if you have a hearing loss (if you know a child with hearing loss this book would be a nice gift).
Response: You're welcome! Happy to hear you were happy with the card. Hope to see you again around the Swapverse!

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lob on Jul 17, 2019:

Thanks for angeling the swap with a letter a day! What a lovely way to connect!

faeriemail on Apr 26, 2019:

I received your angel from the “Tell Me” #2 swap, thank you very much! I thourghly enjoyed reading about your culture, a lot of what you wrote reminded me of my childhood and my culture still. I will definitely be putting this letter on my mail wall. 💛💛

iowa05 on Apr 22, 2019:

I'm glad you liked my squiggles! I was a little nervous having never done this before, but it was fun. :) Thanks for hosting!

iowa05 on Apr 8, 2019:

Sent off your finished squiggles today! :)

yvonne401 on Mar 25, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



Bee1981 on Mar 25, 2019:

Hello Casey! ....oh well...would you be intersted in a penpsl-letter-swap? We have some things in common :-) warm wishes from Rebecca

ChrisAnne on Mar 21, 2019:

Welcome to The Christian Heart & Home listed on the Bot as The Christian Homestead.

Bee1981 on Feb 21, 2019:

I love your idea of the "tell me" letters! Oooh and I agree...Diana Gabaldons books are the best...ever:-)

splendorpursuit on Feb 14, 2019:

I don’t think I’ve ever been jealous about a cake before, but now I totally am!! Lol You are amazing. 😉

splendorpursuit on Feb 13, 2019:

Stupid autocorrect. Crisply = once. 🙄

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