Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2019 7:26 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2014
Last Online: January 10, 2019

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 true crime stories 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

*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.

I always rate as soon as I receive a swap, so if I haven't rated you, it's because your swap has not arrived.

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: Thank you for the Christmas card and cute puppy stickers!
Comment: Hope all the babies have a wonderful Howlikkah!!!My Mia only wants to eat the cards but she enjoyed the message.
kssunlover1947 rated for Bird theme Christmas Cards on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and postcard.
valleychic rated for A Holiday Card in the US #3 on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Hi, Fellow Texan :) Thank you for the lovely card. I hope that you make it down to my neck of the woods some day. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy 2019.
Comment: Heidi, Hannah, and Momma Suzy--Thank you for the very sweet card and note! Wishing all of you a happy howlidays!
Comment: merry barkmas heidi and hannah. happy adoption day. -daisy.
Comment: Toby thinks Heidi and Hannah’s Christmas sounds perfect.
spiffytiffy rated for Christmas Card -Santa-USA on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely card! I hope the tree lighting was a great time! :D
SamiE rated for Christmas Card -Santa-USA on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: Many thanks for the cute Santa Card and the little extras. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thanks for the card and cat stickers! A town lighting ceremony sounds very festive - I hope you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!
Ryleighsmom rated for Bird theme Christmas Cards on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love the artwork of Marjolein Bastin!
Comment: Love the Owl Christmas card, thank you so much! :D
laterdayze rated for Easy Christmas card swap #2 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Hi Suzy! Yes, we gets lots of snow in Rhode Island. We've already about 6 inches the week before Thanksgiving and it was still around until this weekend when it finally rained and it all melted. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)
Jjean rated for A Holiday Card in the US #1 on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Wonderful Card from Texas My Home Sweet Home < I will always be a Texan... :) :)
marinda rated for Bird theme Christmas Cards on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very cute owl card!
boandsully rated for Bird theme Christmas Cards on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: LOVE the postcard! Thanks.
millie52 rated for Bird theme Christmas Cards on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the quick send card and postcard. We’re almost done unpacking. It’s taking longer because I don’t know where to put things. We gave away a LOT of stuff and still getting rid of things as we unpack. Maybe by next summer we’ll be done. But I love having a smaller house, it’s easier to keep clean. I can see snow on the mountains in the distance but it hasn’t made its way here yet. Merry Christmas !
Jessyca81 rated for Brenda's Merry Christmas Swap #5 on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and stickers. Love the kitties in santa hats.

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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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