Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2020 9:47 pm


Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: May 7, 2020
Birthday: August 13
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Mother of three teenagers, one boy and two girls, a dog (goldendoodle) and four chicken.

Love books, poetry, (Scandinavian) art, cooking, traveling, nature, blossom, quotes, illustrations, washitape. I like walking with my dog in the woods or on the beach and I practice running and yoga.

I started a Little Free Library in 2015 because I wanted to share my favorite books with my neighbors and other people. It is located in my front yard. I

One of my favorite hobbies is traveling and I like to do it with my family but also with my friends. Once a year I go to Eastern Europe with the Goulash club, we are three old school friends from Budapest and we are still in love with Eastern Europe and Russia. Traveling there is a real adventure.

I am also a paper lover and I have a crush on Alice in wonderland and The cat in the had. I do like to personalize the swaps, cards and things I send.

I collect postcards with cats. These are for my mother in law, she lives in a nursing home, every wednesday I send her a postcard with a cat as she loves cats (and other animals).

Favorite Books

I love reading and always try to visit old libraries abroad. I will try to mention some great books .....

The immortalists, Chloe Benjamin.

Tijl, Daniel Kehlman.

Zuleikha opens her eyes, Guzel Jachina.

The old filth trilogy, Jane Gardam.

The eight mountains, Paolo Cognetti.

The fault in our stars, John Green.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer.

Atonement, Ian Mc Ewan.

Other kind of books I also enjoy reading: Busy, Tony Crabbe.

Stop giving a F$*^, Mark Manson.

My favorite magazine is Flow.

Television and Movies

Sherlock! Suits. Friends. Shields.

Movies (very different genres)

Queen, Star Wars (original trilogy are my favorites), Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beast, Where the wild things are.

The Fault in our stars, Cry Freedom, Intouchables, Trainspotting, The social network.

Favorite Crafts

Making envelopes with pretty papers, stickers and paper stuff. (I make collages of it)

Handwriting letters and quotes on notecards, postcards, thank you cards, labels and so on.

Stickers, washitape, maskingtape.

What I like also

Cooking and baking. We like to cook together with our family in the weekends, the self made pizza evenings are the best. My favorite cookbook is Home made from Yvette van Boven. Great book, lovely design!

Baking cakes, pies, muffins and cupcakes is another hobby. I can t live without my Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and How to be a domestic Goddes from Nigella Lawson.

I practice Yoga and I did a course Mindfulness. It was really great to do this course but I have to admit it is a challenge to be fully present in life and work, every moment of the day. But al least we try ....


"Happiness is a cup of coffee And a really good book."

"Enjoy the little things"

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of Uncertainty"

"Keep calm and ............."

Tea and Coffee

I love tea and coffee but I drink more tea during the day and I drink always tea in the evening.

Coffee My favorite coffee moment is a big cappuccino in the morning. A great start of the day. When we are on vacation we always take our little Italian coffee machine with us, the moka pot. I am fund of this iconic design, our moka pot is orange and big enough for two espressos.

Tea I like high teas with the scones and jams. I really enjoy all the teas from Yogi Tea, Kusmi Tea and Clipper, it makes me smile to read the quotes on the tea labels from Yogi Tea, the names (and tastes) of the Kusmi Teas and to see the cheerful designs from the Clipper bags.

I prefer herbal tea and if possible organic or biological tea. I don t have one special flavor but I do like Ginger (spicy) tea, Lemon tea and Lavender tea. My favorite blacktea is Lapsang Souchong.

I am very allergic to cinnamon so please check this before you will send any tea.


-Blue and green.

-Pretty paper in all forms (not too small), notecards, all kind of stationary, letter sets, writing paper and hand made envelopes.

-Washi tape, masking tape.


-Alice in Wonderland, Dr Seuss.

-Scandinavian arts, prints and design.

-Banksy, Frida Kahlo, John Tenniel, Floor Rieder, Rebecca Green, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton.

-Teacups, Coffeepots, Macaroons (Macarons), High Tea with Scones.

-Woodpeckers, Squirrels, Foxes, Owls, Birds, Flamingos.

-Plants, Cactus, Blossom, Nature.

-Matryoshka dolls, Ancient libraries, Eastern Europe/Soviet (vintage) art.

-Favorite cities: Nashville, Londen, Paris, Moscow, Cape Town, New York, Bangkok, Graceland.

Sorry to say but I am not a big fan of baby animals and.....

I don't really like kids stickers, I prefer not to receive reward stickers, Disney stickers, Hello Kitty, slang stickers and please don t send me any candy.

Not received from me?

If you didn't receive my mail, please contact me before rating. I am reliable and I always send out what I should. Mail could have gone lost, damaged, vanished or what ever and I'm sure we can solve things as friends.


Comment: I love your wild and colorful mail art! ♥ It's creative and delightful. Thank you for all the care you put into this for me. It was very kind of you to include thoughtful little treats and a profile surprise as well--happy to connect with you through a wonderful story. Thank you for a lovely swap.
Response: Thanks for the heart. I enjoyed making it for you.
sakura15 rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.10 on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Hi there! I got the teas today! I can't wait to try them. I also wanted to thank you for the garland and postcards you included too. That was a very kind of you ^_^
Response: You re welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Avi rated for Put GREEN on! on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for everything! Loved the envelope! ☘️
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the washi samples and the cute extras! You really captured my love of kitties! I'm sure I'll swap with you again soon 🤗
Response: Cats are the best ;) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Oh, Doon, you spoiled me so so much! I can't tell you enough how much I loved this wonderful thoughtful little happy mail. I'm really touched you took the time and effort to read through my profile in such detail. THANK YOU! What a beautiful surprise! ✉️💕😍
Response: Blushing ;) ;) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the tape and gift for my mom!
Response: You're welcome, I liked the idea everyone sending cards to your mom so much! Hope you will receive tons of postcards. Thanks for the heart...
Comment: Dear Doon! Thank you soooo much for your lovely mail!! I really enjoyed all the extras so much! And yes, I’ve read „The sky is everywhere“ too! :) But I somewhat liked „I’ll give you the sun“ quite a tad more. Thank you for your book recommendation! I’ll definitely check it out. Thank you once again for this amazing swap. Hugs from Germany, Jen
Response: ;) Hugs back. Thanks for the heart!
dartha rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - Global on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much Doon for all the amazing blue goodies - you spoiled me! I'm going to love using them in my journal!!! Thank you, darla
Response: Have fun with it ;) Thanks for your heart.
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Food on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Doon! Thank you for the beautiful swap - I can see how much thought and effort went into it and I just adore it!! It is one of the loveliest swaps I’ve ever received. Your attention to every little detail is obvious! It’s just really fabulous and I love all the goodies you sent too!! Thank you so so much for everything, I’ll treasure it! Envelope going into my collection and you sure made me smile this morning!!! Thank you tons!!!!!! XOXO
Response: OMG, I don t know what to say... thanks for your comment and little heart. I enjoyed making this swap for you!!!
ksperline90 rated for Put black & white only on it on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the spectacular swap! I really enjoyed the name thing you made for me ❤
Response: Welcome, I am happy that you like it. Thanks for the hearth.
snailmaillove041 rated for Newbie Tea Swap #1 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Your envelope was decorated so lovely and the postcards are beautiful! I am very excited to try the tea! 💕
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Jrenewright rated for Rainbow washi swap on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much :) This was an amazing package! You obviously put so much time and thought into both the theme and my likes <3 I'm so excited for you to go to NOLA this summer - it will be hot! I can recommend so much! I will message you.
Response: ;) Great tips! I will message you, and thanks for the heart!
ScottishLass34 rated for MAIL ART - Animals on May 18, 2019
Comment: I love this envie! So awesome you chose all the animals I love from my profile. And I adore the cute lil post it’s, fox postcard, and all the llama washi! Llama on the envie to and on post it’s! Love it! Your stamped images and postage stamps are awesome to. What a totally wonderful swap to receive, thank you! 🙏🦁🦙🦊
Response: Thanks, I love the Llama paper goodies too;) Thank you for the heart!
CheyanneB rated for 📬🎨 Arty Envelope on May 12, 2019
Comment: Thank You x1000! what a happy thoughtful envelope to get in the mail! I love everything and can't wait to try the tea :) Normandy has always been a 'bucketlist' place to visit for me so I treasure the postcard too! It is definitely going up on display in my craft space.
Response: Hi Cheyanne, good to read that you are happy with it. I had much fun making the envelope and searching for the themed goodies. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Ik ga gelijk met je mee! Heerlijk in een VW busje, met de fiets door de bossen racen 🚌🌳🚵‍♀️🌳. Dank je wel, ook voor de extra’s! Love it ❤️
Response: Thanks ;) Ik ben vooral blij dat alles is aangekomen, bedankt voor het hartje!
kiwi2140nz rated for ☆ TEA TIME #4 ☆ on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Wow what a nice surprise to receive your creative package. The teas look great, I have never seen gwoon before. All the exras were wonderful. Thanks for sending things that I can add to my collections.
Response: Thanks love, for al the compliments!
anicka22 rated for Pick A Theme Flat Envie 3 on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: O wat een prachtige mail! Ben er superblij mee!
Response: Roodkapje rules ;) Bedankt voor je hartje!
heyjoanahey rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #4 ☆ on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: thank you for this lovely happy mail! you took the time to read my profile and pick things accordingly, which deserves a million yellow hearts! 💛 oh and the envelope was so beautiful as well! 🌼
Response: Thanks, I didn t know there were so many yellow colours;) I had so much fun making this envelope for you. Thanks for your hearts!
Comment: I absolutely loved this package. The envelope was creative and the goodies inside were thoughtful. Te poster was cute. My daughter will also appreciate looking at it. I wish I could give extra hearts!
Response: Thanks for all your the compliments. The extra hearts are extra special ;)
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Flowers on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap of Flowers! I just love the postcards you sent to me! Thank you for sharing the tea and St. Petersburg postcard with me as well! Your mail art envie was beautiful as well! Thank you so much!
Response: It is always nice if the swap has been well received. I really enjoyed making it for you, and I loved the thema Flowers too;) Thanks for the heart!

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

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YooperHill on Jul 18, 2015:

Thank you for rating on my collaboration PC #6! So fun to see it again!

owlsinathens on Jul 13, 2015:

Hey, received your letter today, thank you :) I LOVED the book thief (couldn't stop crying what with the pilot and the bear) and I have The fault in our stars but haven't read it yet. I'm saving this one for when I have something in my eye that won't come out :p I'll be writing you back this week :)

emmarghx on May 3, 2015:

This morning I am enjoying the Green Tea with Mango that you sent me! ^_^

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A free library is a fantastic idea!! I should do something like that because I have far too many books that I will probably ever read it my life, haha. You are such a thoughtful person ^_^

Have a lovely day!

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AEK7300 on Apr 26, 2015:

Welcome to Bird Lovers Group - BLoG!

AmirainOz on Mar 5, 2015:

i started watching Sherlock today!! I like it :) image xxA

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