Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2018 4:50 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2014
Last Online: July 15, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

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 I adore and spoil) 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.


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
Comment: Thank you, esp for the stickers
emeraldawn rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Your areas sounds so colorful. Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. Fire brush, and sunflowers. Just so pretty.
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your day. Sorry for the late rating.
stephanieM rated for Happy Little Notecards #65 on Mar 11, 2018
Judykkm rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #20 USA on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Sounds like you had an interesting and unexpected day .....i'm glad everyone was safe! Thank you for the postcard too!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and goodies. Loved the Alamo stationery.
MeghanMac rated for Letter Set Letter USA #4 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for nice letter. What a story! I'm glad you made it out OK. :-)
Poohtat rated for Happy Little Notecards #65 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: What a lovely note. The unicorn stickers are awesome! Thank you!
bellanonna rated for Happy Little Notecards #64 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much Suzy for the really pretty note card & extra stickers....I love birds! Sounds like you had a nice Valentine's day (except for the heat)! Like you, I have a full SINGLE life, which I enjoy. My Valentine's also included eating chocolate with my little chihuahua, Charlie. 💜 What GREAT and LUCKY lives we have!! 😉
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and extras!
Goodmorningfelicity rated for Letter About My Life... on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Such a lovely letter! I hope you are feeling better! I’ve always wanted to visit Texas, particularly Austin, but now I’m adding San Antonio to the bucket list as well! It sounds like there is so much culture to be found there!
Elliepatterson rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #4 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Valentine’s greetings, Aaaaw thank you for the sweet valentines card and extras you included. I loved the llama sticker on the envie.❤️
alexandraemily rated for Happy Notecard Jan#2 on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the notecard, and thank you very much for taking the time and effort to write about something that was of interest to me!
tazwoman rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #3 on Jan 28, 2018
quirkyish rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #4 on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: A fellow San Antonian! So cool. I’ve only sent to one person in SA myself. Thank you for the glittery heart card and the extras! Love those dog stickers—I just got some myself. Love Target’s Dollar Spot! Hope your semester is going well!

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emeraldawn on Dec 31, 2017:

Dropping in to say Hi! I love looking through peoples profiles, as I am still trying to figure out what to say in mine. Looks like we both have a love for animals and I also love ghost/unexplained stories. Mom, sister and I have gone on ghost tours in towns we have visited and I have a collection of "local" ghost stories for different towns in California/Nevada

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jaimierandolph on Dec 30, 2017:

Hello from Texas! I hope that your having a wonderful day and not getting to much rain as we are down here! Hope you have a wonderful New's Year!

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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:

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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 :)

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