Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2018 7:58 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2014
Last Online: October 17, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm a teacher that splits my time between large city and small town country living. I enjoy having the best of both worlds. I've been an avid letter writer with pen pals for more than 40 years. I enjoy exchanging long, conversational style letters with questions and dialogue and becoming real friends. A long letter to me is about 8+ pages handwritten or 4 pages typed. I also enjoy exchanging cards for the holidays and birthdays. In the past, I've swapped postcards and participated in traveling notebook/journal projects. Unwritten map postcards are my favorite type to collect.

I like nature photography and traveling the backroads to small towns to see something new, reading and discussing books, movies, music, animals (dogs, cows/sheep/roosters, foxes, wolves, hawks, owls), pets (2 rescue dogs) history, science, culture, gardening, mysteries, ghost stories and the unexplained, abandoned places, historical places, natural health, cooking, crafting, traveling, walking in the woods, spending time in deserts and the ocean, storms, relaxation, discussing current events and much more.

Favorite Books

*Historical Fiction

*General Fiction

*Classics--Jane Austen and more

*Thrillers and Suspense


*Nature and Survival

*Women's Fiction

*Childhood Favorites--Nancy Drew, Trixie Beldon

*Little House Series--Laura Ingalls Wilder

Favorite Goodies


*Note Cards


*Sticker Sheets

*Washi/Deco Tapes

*Map Postcards

*Large Letter/Greetings from Postcards

*State Stuff Postcards--bird, flag, etc.


*Letters (Typed or Handwritten)--the longer the better

*Nature Inspired

*Fall Scents







*Ocean Inspired

*Desert Inspired

*Native American

*Colors--green, shades of brown/tan, purple, black

*Handmade Cards

*Unused Forever Postal Stamps

Things I Don't Need

*Loose glitter

*Gift tags

*Hot Tea Packets/Coffee/Cocoa

*Disney/Cartoon Character Stickers/Items

*Teacher Items

*Fridge Magnets

*Key Chains

*Bath Bombs and Bubble Bath

*Used Postage Stamps

*Scrapbook Paper


*Recipe Cards

A Little More

If you don't receive something from me in a swap, let me know, and I will be happy to re-send.

My main love is letter writing and friendship, and I am open to writing those that are also long letter lovers and share some of my interests. Contact me if interested.


Comment: Got it!! Waiting to open!! Thank you so much!!!
shellybuckmeier rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and dog stickers! You're lucky your dogs like ro get dressed up. My dog doesn't like it.
jannieb rated for Dog Themed Halloween Card Swap - USA on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap & sharing in the Halloween spirit. We loved the cute dog card & stickers. Take care!!
SeleneW rated for Letter Set Letter USA #20 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter Fairwind! I really thought the letter set was so cute and colorful. Oh and if you do get me again please send me that pie recipe :)
Comment: Suzy thank you for your card and stickers. I love that you decorated the envelope- even matching the stamp! Well done. Happy Halloween to you too...and Happy Swapping!
vontakk rated for Halloween store bought card #2 on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Got it! Waiting to open it! I know I'll love it!!
Comment: Enjoyed your letter Suzy! Thank you and have a Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you!!! Happy Halloween!!
Comment: Thank you!!! Happy Halloween!! I'm opening these on random days!! 😍
iamred rated for Halloween store bought card #2 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: pretty card and awesome stickers! thank you so much! =) Have a Spooktacular Halloween! ♥
AlishaK rated for Halloween store bought card #2 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
SeleneW rated for Halloween Card Swap #4 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: I love the Halloween card and bonus stickers! So cute! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween Card🎃🧡
Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween card. I love looking at them this time of the year. Love the kitty stickers too! Hugs, Mona
stephanyhocc rated for Happy Birthday!! July Baby! on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: thank tou for the birthday card❤️❤️
luluvision rated for Happy Birthday!! July Baby! on Jul 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely birthday card and super cute bookmark!! It will be put to good use!!
samjowers rated for Happy Birthday!! July Baby! on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: wow! I got it so quickly!! thanks for my birthday card! I plan to save it for my actual birthday so that I can savor the moment! thanks for joining my swap! :)
Matts rated for Easter Card Swap - 2 Partners (USA) on Mar 25, 2018

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luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

DerpyShy on Mar 29, 2015:

Happy Easter (Easter Deco Swap) image image image

Jannified on Mar 29, 2015:

Greetings from Singapore!

My name is Jan and I am your partner for the "easy comment" swap! I hope you are doing great! I feel like I am writing to you in your "future" here cause well its Monday and I am experiencing the sunny sun shining brightly in the middle of the afternoon here! Haha!

Firstly... WOW! You actually write 6 - 7 pages to your penpal? That is pretty nice! I mean in a "modern" day like this, no one bothers to hand-write letters anymore... let alone greeting cards and even Postcards! I actually find it hard to find touristy PCs from my country but when I do, I'll buy a lot! I love that we can actually interact with someone who has the same interest as us from all around the worrrrld! That is interesting to me! And I am sure for you too! Do you happen to have a penpal from Singapore though? Or somewhere in Asia? Also, if I can ask you... do you meet up with your penpals in person? Just thought I'd ask, cause it seems intriguing.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Regards, Jan (: (from your "future").

libertylithium on Mar 29, 2015:

"You there! Hey you! I was just wondering.... Did you knowwwwww?...."


Best Easter wishes to you from libertylithium :) Thank you for joining my profile comment swap and I'm sorry that you were flaked on :) I hope this Easter profile comment makes it better! Have a great day :)

jesslynne on Mar 26, 2015:

Hi there! This is for the Easter profile deco Swap. I hope you liked them. :)

Happy Swapping!


RatsAndRags on Mar 26, 2015:

OOPS! Sorry about that last one! I didn't realize how big it would turn out. (I'm still new to this.) Let me try that again.

alexismargo on Mar 19, 2015:

Hi! I really like that you put time and effort into your letters- 8 pages is pretty long. I write really tiny so that would take me forever! You must have some lucky pen pals :)

itsyknits on Mar 18, 2015:

Happy St. Patrick's day!

grammag on Mar 17, 2015:

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! APDG profile swap

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