Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 12:38 am


Date Joined: August 25, 2016
Last Online: May 28, 2017

Country: United States

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I will have irregular access to received mail until June 8, 2017. Thank you for your patience.

Looking For
* ATCs
* Blank Penguin and Hedgehog postcards
* Does anyone have an unused postcard of Joy from Inside Out?
* Wonder Woman notecard, postcard, or stamp.


In the beginning was The Word.
My family enjoys Nertz and Dutch Blitz (card games).
We have an adorable Australian Shepherd dog named Allie.
I've kept a journal since Kindergarten.
I used to run a mail delivery service for my parents, grandma, and neighbors.
I love playing volleyball.
Milk may be my favorite beverage. Grape juice is a treat.
Speaking of treats, my aunt makes the best white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
Sunglasses are my semi-permanent accessory.
Now that we're out of winter, I'm trying to get out and walk or bike every day.


  • Colors: most shades of blue and green. Lavender and burgundy are also nice. I don't care for pink.
  • simple & quiet > loud & glitzy
  • white chocolate.
  • 100% cotton socks.
  • Items helpful for correspondence are welcome, such as postcards, stationery, envelopes, return address labels, pens (love Pilot V5 and G2 ), postage (new or used).
  • No Thank You: Please save pink items and stickers for those who will appreciate them more (to be clear, not me! ☺)

A note on pink : several thoughtful swappers have apologized for using pink stationery to correspond. Please do not feel you must limit yourself if pink is one of the ways you comfortably express yourself. I am very happy for you to write on and use pink items, I just have no interest in using them for myself.

Themes I Enjoy

  • Thoughtfulness: Tell me about your attachment to the item you're sending. Where did you find it? How is it significant to you? Why will I like it?
  • Connection: I'd like to hear about the people who are important to you.
  • Lighthouses
  • Reading/Writing/Books/People engaging in these activities (Libraries)
  • Aussies (Australian Shepherd dogs)
  • the beautiful earth, nature, landscapes, sun, moon, stars
  • Happiness
  • Language and Words (such as the same word in many languages, or a greeting in your heart language). Translation appreciated!
  • Something that represents you or your story. Some examples I've received: a postcard of the church the sender was married in, a new year's card from the sender's sister, a map of the sender's city, an image from the sender's favorite movie.
  • For postcards, I look at the text before the image. I'd rather have an interesting message accompanying a lackluster photo than a stunning picture with no commentary.

Off the Shelf

Some of my favorite

Books Les Mis. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Quiet. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. The Hunger Games. The Night Circus. Heidi. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Hiding Place. Books by Malcolm Gladwell.

Currently listening to Julie Andrews read her memoir Home and re-reading Atul Gawande's Better. Just completed my fifth enjoyment of Guernsey.

Music Classical/Instrumental/Movie Scores. Jars of Clay. DC Talk. United Pursuit Band. The Fray.

Movies The Fourth Wiseman. 3 Idiots. The Intern. Batman Begins. Crash. Notting Hill.

Recently watched Hidden Figures--So good!

TV This is Us. Sherlock. Early Edition. Scrubs. Touched by an Angel. Arthur. Wishbone. Crossing Jordan. Reading Rainbow. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Forever. A to Z. Downton Abbey. Mercy Street.

Not really following anything on TV at the moment. Do you have a solid recommendation?


A place for used postage
Holocaust Stamp Project

A place for used greeting cards
St. Jude's Ranch

A place for old pens and such
Pen Guy Art


December 15, 2016: 100 Ratings!
January 7, 2017: 100 Hearts!


TriniH rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on May 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Havent had a lot of time, but expect a reply soon!
Comment: The cards you sent were so cute!!! I will be writing back soon!!
Comment: Thank you for the letter, and using part of your Write-on kit for the swap.
taledo rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies that I never knew I needed. You are so generous.
aligurl75 rated for The First Page#2--USA Only on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the book except and sending the envelopes and teabag. Very nice of you. I've not had time to read through them all yet but I will finish it tonight. I really like Julie Andrews also!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for your flexibility, rating, and <3! Hope you might be introduced to some new books you'd like to read!
Kdguard rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on May 11, 2017
Comment: I'm writing back to you this weekend
Response: =D Hooray! I look forward to it.
Comment: Thank you, great swap. I enjoyed reading your answers.
Response: Glad you suggested we do it!
Comment: Thank you for your log of 41.2 miles, yay! I think I had even less variety - definitely no swimming or rowing, and won't be, either, I'm afraid. Thank you for the puzzles, too - my favourite kind.
Response: Hope your second month is going well! I am just keeping up. :) No rowing or swimming for me yet, either... Happy to send the puzzles your way!
aspens rated for Postcard Purge April 2017 on May 7, 2017
Comment: Whoaaa!! Thank you for the super cool swap!! I really appreciate the shark cards, & my nieces will love the coloring pages! ♡ Also, what a fun assortment of postcards! I've been to Germaine's Luau, and last year I stumbled upon a Germaine's sweatshirt at a thrift shop :) Thank you for a great swap!!
Response: Yay! I'm happy to have sent you items you enjoy. Thank you for your creative solution to make sure the rating went through! I had no idea Germaine's Luau was an entity. Having no context for it, I supposed it was just an unusual postcard!
Comment: Thank you very much for the adorable card and information. Will send you a response as soon as I can
Response: Hooray! I look forward to it. :) Thanks again for hosting this swap; I had fun with it!
supersquirrel rated for Send Anything #33 on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Hannah - Thank you for the great collection of stationary. Love the postcards, note cards, letter sets and the fold-n-post. The magazine was a nice touch too. Sorry for the delay in rating. I think I got to looking at the magazine and forgot. ps: Mark's CD is still in my player...
Response: Glad to hear you liked it all and are still enjoying Mark's music! I don't think the reply will link, but his music blog is http://markssongs.blogspot.com/. He hasn't posted much lately though.
theevidenceisme rated for Send anything #34 on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all of the great stuff! I will definitely get some use out of it :)! I very much appreciate you taking the time to look at my profile!
Response: Certainly! I am glad you enjoy the swap. Thanks for the rating & <3!
Fly rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: I have over 100 BSC club books so your postcard made me happy.
Response: So perfect! Do write back if you like. :)
rebeldaisy rated for Send anything #34 on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the package of goodies! You have really spoiled me. Everything was just perfect. Thanks again. I am just about 30 minutes outside Chicago, a little too close to O'hare. :)
Response: I am always happy to spoil appreciative recipients! Sounds a bit loud where you live, haha. Once I was driving by Midway and panicked when it looked like a plane was going to land on me. Definitely not used to being that close to an airport!
shellybuckmeier rated for Send Anything #33 on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the goodies you sent! I liked the ATC and the tags and tickets. I will put them to use!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and <3. Always glad to get crafts into the right hands. :)
KSENiA rated for CL: February Reading Log - Paper on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. Sorry for the late rating.
Response: Glad it arrived! Thank you for the rating and heart. I am hoping to reply to your letter this week. :)
Comment: Hi Hannah! Thank you for the lovely cards you sent to fulfill this swap. My most favorite is the moose card!
Response: Aww, I'm glad you liked them, and the moose especially!
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Postalette or Fold n Seal #5 on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Hi Hannah! Always fun to have you as a partner and hope this finds you well! Did you have a good Easter? Isn't it so easy to overspend at the PC shows? You didn't do so bad, only $15 over budget! LOL! Only two booths though, that had me smiling! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yes, Easter was good! Spent the afternoon with some good friends and their little ones, and then went to a family dinner. I am hoping to attend another PC show in July!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards including the monkeys one, I am always out of my own postcards. That was great coincidence... Plus thank you for the wonderful postcards you used for my envie! Loved them! ♥♥
Response: Jajaja! I am glad you like them. Happy Swapping!

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aplusquilting on May 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the random envie PIF. I love everything in it. 🤗

scrapkween on Apr 21, 2017:

HANNAH!!!! =) Thank you soo much for the book. I squealed with glee when i opened it,such a nice surprise .Plan on finishing it this week. I also sent out a letter about a week ago, sos just wanted to give you a head up =)

Hope to hear from you soon! =)

Lonestarchild on Apr 19, 2017:

Thanks so much for the envie of fun for the Random Flat Envie PIF USA. Love all the little B&W tags! Thank you!

SMaria14 on Apr 13, 2017:

Random flat envie - pay it forward!! I loved it all. So generous. Thank you so much. :) xx

MissPaula on Apr 1, 2017:

Thanks for the fun flat rate box! I enjoy paper! I like the postcards and little note pads. Enjoy your Easter dinner! ♥

anicka22 on Mar 28, 2017:

Thank you for the envie of randomness

slamophile on Feb 24, 2017:

Just received the return envie of slams. Thanks! Glad you had fun with them :-)

supersquirrel on Feb 20, 2017:

Wow Hannah! Thank you so much for the big priority box of stationary, envelopes, sticky notes and tablets of "seal and sends". What an amazingly generous RAK.

susieq11 on Jan 24, 2017:

Hi!! Thanks so much for all the paper goodies you sent for CPG: Envies of Randomness! xxxx

hollycm6 on Jan 19, 2017:

Thank you for the fun destash tag!!! So much great stuff! I really appreciate all the special items and tailoring it to me. :-)

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