Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2017 5:46 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2016
Last Online: July 22, 2017

Country: United States

Bulletin Board

I will have irregular access to received mail until August 4. =/
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.
I've been trying to get out and walk or bike every day. I managed 75 miles in June, hoping for 100 this July.


  • 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.

Reading Hidden Figures. So intrigued!

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.

Watched The Shack recently. Very moving.

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

Postcard Show Calendar
Jim Mehrer's Calendar

Collecting Postmarks
Postmark Calendar


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


Comment: It's here at last. Thank you for sharing, I loved reading you answers. It seems I'm the only person who didn't like Night Circus :D I will answer your letter and will send reply ASAP. Our post going through reorganization, so I hope it is back to normal functioning,
kathiann rated for QUICK Yesterday #1 on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: It sounds like you had a busy day! Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for reading and rating! Hope you come back for another round. :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, yes I'm really enjoying it here :)
Response: Glad you like both the postcards and the place! :) Thanks for rating promptly and giving a heart!
laterdayze rated for QUICK Letter Sets #1 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Hi Hannah! Thank so much for the lovely stationary and all the extra goodies! I wish I could give you 2 hearts. I would be happy to correspond with you. I'll get a letter out soon :)
Response: I aim to please--glad you liked everything! I look forward to hearing from you when you have the chance. :)
KSENiA rated for CL: May Reading log - Paper on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your log. I came back from vacation in Eilat and there it was. I dislike books with teenager anguish too. That's why i find it hard to read YA.
Response: I am so glad it made it! I finished the Lunar Chronicles and then tried a couple of the extra novellas--Wires and Nerve, a graphic novel, and Stars Above, a collection of short stories. Kind of fun! Please let me know if the 55 book questions didn't arrive, and I'll resend.
Comment: You did such an awesome job this month!!!! I have no doubt you will be a success in July too! I love the floss - thank you!!
Response: You're welcome!! Thank you for the encouragement! I have gone 30 miles so far this month and am right on track! Hard to believe I did in a week what it took me almost a month to do before. :)
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #60 on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your most interesting note card, great to read about your weekend. It has been ten years since I have been in St. Louis, a great trip.
Response: You are welcome! It is one of my favorite cities to visit. Let me know if you ever come out to the Midwest! :)
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Happy Mail ~ Hebrews on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I agree that reading in multiple versions can be a great tool.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for hosting these swaps!
Fabriqueen rated for June Note Card Pals on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your note sharing your week with me! I love this one resale shop here in Houston. I get a lot of my postcards from them and sometimes I find stationary or note cards there also. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: If I'm ever in Houston, I'll have to check it out! I love good spots to find papergoods! Stay well!
kssunlover1947 rated for QUICK ATC swap #242 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked them.
fbresnah rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #57 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice letter! Never heard about the PBS special, I will have to check it out.
Response: I will be curious what you think!
Miamorswife rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #56 on Jun 13, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating! I'm glad to know this swap arrived.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks a bunch!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and <3!
Comment: Great job on finishing the 45!! I did the same thing - 4 miles on the last day! :) And thanks for the great postcards and ATC backing :)
Response: You are very welcome! Way to push yourself for the finale! Keep moving forward!
Response: Glad your swap arrived--thanks for rating!
Comment: Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for your rating--have a wonderful week!
kaypendragon rated for QUICK ATC swap #241 on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: What a lovely atc! Thanks! I have played pandemic; but I don't own it.
Response: Wow, that traveled fast! Thank you for rating so quickly. :) My friends were playing Mysterium today. The artwork is lovely and reminded me of Dixit.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! I enjoyed reading your insight into these books and I am so happy with the stationary and note cards you sent. You are so generous. I wish I could send you lots of extra hearts. Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome, welcome, welcome! Happy to send items you like so much. Hope to see you in another swap soon!
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!
Response: I look forward to it! Hooray!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 195 7 9
Completed Fives Threes Ones
172 222 0 0
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0 148 24 0
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Fenix825 on Jul 6, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the patriotic letterhead! My daughter's American Heritage Girls Troop is going to love it!

ChrisAnne on Jul 3, 2017:

Thank you for the great RAK! I love the USA flag paper and will definitely be wearing my new visor tomorrow! THANK YOU!

sweetpea22 on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Awesome CPG Hot Chocolate RAK ~it is very generous of You. I will enjoy it! ;o))

anrtist on Jun 30, 2017:

THANK you so much for the Trivia Game in
a pretty American themed TIN
that I won from your RAK!!!!

It is so nice & will be a fun family activity too!
Blessings, cc

BasketWorks15 on Jun 29, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome & wonderfully generous bag of tea RAK for the CPG group! Live the travel cup too. Truly a mountain of tea! Love this it all!

sweetpea22 on Jun 20, 2017:

I live about 4 hours from Fayetteville ~my brother used to live there when he was in the Air Force.

sweetpea22 on Jun 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Neat Random Flat Envie PIF ~I love the envies, notecards & addy labels!!!

simcoe54 on Jun 19, 2017:

Just received the notecards and stationary for - RAK: Cat Lover of Stationary. The notecards are soooo cute and both the notecards and stationary will come in handy. Thank you!!!

Lonestarchild on Jun 13, 2017:

OH WOW! Such a fun envie in the box today. And full of CAT fun! This was such a fun RAK. Thank you so much!!!

Paige1900 on May 29, 2017:

You are welcome. And yeah, I love the PC of the girl tucked in the book. I am glad that it has a nice home now. :)

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