Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 7:20 pm


Date Joined: July 14, 2007
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
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About Me


my name is irene, but just about everyone who knows me calls me reenie. (i recently changed my name since my divorce and am now back to my maiden name.)

i'm returning to swapbot after about five years away. there have been a lot of changes in my life and i feel that going back to doing the things i enjoy is good for me right now.

i was born in los angeles, california on december 24th to my parents, who divorced 18 months later. my mom was in the us navy for 12 years and we moved around a lot. i've lived all over the usa but am settled in the pacific northwest, specifically, washington.

i was married to a navy submariner for 16 years. we divorced in june 2015. i am still struggling with my current situation and while i still feel poorly and often sad and angry about it, i am trying to stay positive.

currently it's just me and my cat, baer. he's the love of my life, well, the cat of my life. baer is a sleek black kitty with gold and green eyes. he was adopted from my local animal shelter in 2010 when he was just a wee baby. he's incredibly affectionate, intelligent, and stubborn. he loves heavily scented catnip toys (the more catnip the better!), crunchy cat treats in just about every flavor, although tuna is his favorite, and just about any flavor of canned food except turkey. he's my silky kitty and i adore him.

i adore snail mail, pen palling, reading, swapping (obviously), gardening, although I don’t have a yard of my own, photography, and journaling.

things i love: my mom. my friends, local and far away. disney. winter nights. disneyland. faeries. the magickal and mystical. bubble baths. bath & body works. christmas. manatees. greeting cards. twizzlers. cloudy, thunder-stormy days. fruit punch. the beach. amy brown's artwork. caramel apple lollies. scented candles. glitter pens. stationery. snail mail. lilacs. barbie. butterflies. stila. mac. bonne bell. good luck bear. hydrangeas. candy-cane tootsie pops. starbucks. vanilla milkshakes. flip-flops. stickers. music. perfume. makeup

swap preferences: if end up being my swap partner, here are some things you can take into consideration when sending. anyone who sends me packages of the gevalia cappuccino specials toblerone, anything with daim in it or cadbury jelly popping candy shells candy bars will forever be my bestest friend!

i would prefer to not receive any handmade items unless it's specifically related to my profile.

stationery: i like any and all sorts of notecards, postcards, and greeting cards.

  • kawaii letter sets
  • colored sharpies (med. point)
  • greeting cards
  • postcards
  • gel pens
    i'd love the marbled gel pens, as i've been having a tough time finding them lately.
  • stickers
    this includes sticker sheets & sticker sacks.

beverages: i love hot drinks, especially flavored hot chocolate, and unique or exotic teas. please do not send any dietary drink mixes.

  • flavored hot chocolates
  • plain hot chocolate
  • coffee
  • tea

candy/sweets: i despise white chocolate, so please do not send it.

  • starburst
  • m&ms
  • twizzlers
  • jelly belly jellybeans
  • chocolate
  • swedish fish
  • daim

miscellaneous: just a handful of random things i'm always happy to receive.

  • wrapping paper
  • wrapping ribbon
  • wrapping bows
  • unused greeting cards
  • bubble wrap pockets
  • anything with faeries
  • postcards
  • picture frames
  • bookmarks

please do not send the following:

  • white chocolate
  • dietary drink mixes
  • recipe cards
  • religious items
  • conservative/republican items
  • toys
  • eyelets
  • beads
  • gems
  • buttons
  • embroidery materials
  • knitting materials
  • atcs
  • erasers
  • potpourri
  • linen or floral scented anything
  • romance novels
  • jewelry (handmade or store-bought)
  • napkins/tissues/hankies
    i have an allergy to cigarettes, including the scent of them, so if you're a smoker, please make sure that the items you send do not smell like smoke.

everything else: i’m not especially picky but i do detest anything that's obviously cheap. i love trying new recipes so please don’t hesitate to send me printed versions of your favorites. mix cd’s are also welcome although i know we're not supposed to send them.

if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

Favorite Books

i love books. bookie-book-books. noms. i am an avid reader of just about everything, but historical fiction/non-fiction, specifically from the tudor- and elizabethan-eras, is often what i read most. i also enjoy reading mystery, fantasy, and some science-fiction. some favorite authors include anne rice, robin maxwell, philippa gregory, margaret george, alice munro, juliet blackwell, amy tan, anne mccaffrey, mercedes lackey, marion zimmer-bradley, linda lay schuler, alison weir, octavia butler, sue harrison, jean m. auel, wally lamb,isaac marion,jodi picoult, and half a dozen others.

i loathe romance novels so please don't send them.

Postcard Preferences

i am a keen collector of postcards. while i'm happy with most kinds of posties, i do have a few types that i would give you a heart for sending including:

  • state maps
  • disney; characters & parks
  • paris
  • austria
  • greece
  • flowers
  • faeries

please, nothing cheap or tacky. please send me a postcard you would like to have in your collection.

Angels / Flakers / Non Raters

i suppose you're no one on swapbot until you've been flaked on. and more than once. flakes seem to run especially rampant in the kawaii community, and a lot of my flaked swaps involve kawaii.

- swapbotfool for the beauty wishlist
my list can be found on the swap page.
- MIZZb0obo0 for the hello kitty lovers
- lilpinkymaloof23 for the pick 6 kawaii items #1


Comment: I love the pc! And the info about Washington too. I Also live in a región of chile with lots of volcanos Greetings
Comment: Just wanted to say I loved your note. And I love the kitty rubs against your pen. I have a new kitten in the household. Got to love our kitties.
Comment: I'll pass it on the next round(*^_^*)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love it. How cool! A puzzle postcard! :)
Comment: Sorry about being late rating. I will send it on.
ktk8 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - R - USA on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Card just came today.....love the FAIRY....thank you for a great swap!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the Alice PC! I love that quote too. :)
KSENiA rated for Quote On A Postcard # 3 *INTL* on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard. Love care bears!
jezb750 rated for WIYM: DISNEY CHARACTER PC SWAP #1 on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Hi Irene, thank you for sending a nice Disney card and a bonus card! Love the mermaid card. Hope you are doing OK and looking forward to a next swap with you.
Comment: I love the envelope, and everything. Thank you so much. I hope you're doing well.
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Washi Doodle Postcards on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: I love how you did your card. It is so pretty! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: OMG - thank you! I was afraid you wouldn't like it but I'm so glad you do. <3
pcfan13 rated for 3 Things in an Envie #2 on Feb 26, 2017
LizzyJo rated for WIYM: Washi Doodle Postcards on Feb 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your postcard. Your doodles were just fine (you are much too hard on yourself.) I like the quote you wrote on the back and will add it to my quote collection.
Response: Thank you for the reassurance. I do appreciate that. <3
Comment: Thank you, beautiful
Comment: OMG, you totally made my f*cking day!!!! That is one of thee BEST cards I have ever received. So awesome of you. Thanks for the Anne Taintor postie too. Yay! Thank you!
Response: YAY! I'm so happy I was able to make YOU so happy. :)
Kraftylady777 rated for What I'm Reading PC on Jan 4, 2017
nsciambi rated for Disney/Pixar Postcard Swap #2 on Nov 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
swap4fun rated for Disney/Pixar Postcard Swap #2 on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Swan rated for Disney/Pixar Postcard Swap #2 on Nov 9, 2016
Comment: Bambi, how great! I remember watching this as a child.

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bstrong on Oct 27, 2017:

Hi there. I hope all is well with you and you just haven't been on because your life is going great. I have been watching and sending you emails to find out if you had received 'let's be random PC' that was sent on August 2. So when you come back on if you could send me a quick note or just rate me quickly so I can take it off my files I would greatly appreciate it. Meanwhile I hope you're having a fantastic time.

MissTullie on Jul 8, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful goodies you sent me for the CPG June wishes. I love the postcards, note card, stickers, washi tape and the adorable Kawaii memo notes. I am delighted with everything....you really made my day!

susiescottsdale on Jul 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the Birthday RAK you sent me today! I LOVE the lil Palm box with TH ink pad in my fav color and the other lil goodies you sent me! You are so sweet! =0)

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2016:



lou on Dec 7, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

reader44ever on Jul 31, 2016:

Hi Irene! Thank you for a really cute postcard! (It arrived yesterday but I wasn't able to pick up the mail until today.)

I would love to swap with you again. I'm sorry if I forgot to respond in the positive, if you asked me if I'd like to swap again. As far as I'm concerned, you can set one up whenever! Just shoot me a message and I'll be there. :-)

~~ Jen

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

reader44ever on Jun 17, 2016:

Hi Irene! Thank you for the profile "hello"! I just stopped by to return your friendly greeting with a wave, and I hope it shows up! (It's my first time posting a picture. . . Can this box be edited if it doesn't work? haha Here goes. . .)


tcornell on May 29, 2016:

Irene, the letter sets were some of the cutest I've seen! The one with a doily type page and the other a regular Kawaii memo I used to write to someone today. Very unique it was! I think I only have 2 left now. Thanks!

tcornell on May 24, 2016:

Thank you so much for so many letter sets for the "Swaps and Wishes" group, May Wishlist! I love them all and your thoughtfulness really made my day! Hugs, Tracy

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