Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 11:52 am


Date Joined: July 14, 2007
Last Online: October 17, 2019
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 pals, reading, swapping (obviously), gardening, although I don't have a yard of my own, photography (i have a canon dslr, which i refer to as big daddy, and an instax), and journaling.

things i love:(for ideas) my mom. my friends, local and far away. disney. winter nights. disneyland. faeries. the magickal and mystical. bath & body works. christmas. manatees. greeting cards. twizzlers. cloudy, thunder-stormy days. fruit punch. the beach. amy brown's artwork. caramel apple lollies. 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 you 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 , old city/state starbucks cards, 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
  • washi tape
  • unused greeting cards
  • bubble wrap pockets
  • anything with faeries
  • postcards
  • postcrossing id number stickers
  • instax picture frames
  • bookmarks
  • anything decorative for adding to my journal.

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 am 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 cds 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, chuck palahniuk, 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: Thank you! Your note made me giggle. Glad to meet another adult unicorn lover!!
marles rated for SF-Not a Tourist PC USA on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I'm addicted to coffee:)
LadyJo rated for SF-Not a Tourist PC USA on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: What fun pc of the alpaca! I love these animals.
Comment: Received it, ready for the next round now. Thans for the extra's love'm.
sarahdaydreams rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #1 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful postcards! A beautiful variety. I'll have a great time with these. Wonderful swap! :)
saturnsrings rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #1 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Love the smoking lady pc thank you!
Juniebird rated for WIYM: Military Themed PC Swap on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and your interesting note on the back. Best wishes!
Comment: Love the tea Thank You and the flower stickers♥️
Comment: Thanks for the glittery card and the tea and stickers!
Comment: I laughed at the heredity thing on the postcard. My first thought was “yeah, we see it... but do we care? We can care tomorrow”. The ultimate procrastinators haha. Maybe people figured they’d find things out they didn’t want to? Haha. Thank you :)
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC - I so want to visit your area now!
Comment: Hi! Yes quite disturbing about the volcanoes!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks so much for sending this swap to me! I love everything!
Comment: love it thanks!
Comment: Thanks!
TellaTar rated for Share your notecard stash #1 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: I LOVED the cards you sent me! Thank you so much. The llama one is my favorite. I also really like the drink card extra you sent. Can't wait to make it and use the card in my crafts.
Response: I thought that drink card was super nifty. I’m glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you Irene!! It's not Wizard of Oz, but it says Emerald City...close enough!! LOL!! Love the whale too!!..And yes, the head does look like it's sitting on the tray!!
Response: I tried. LOL.
tcornell rated for Send Anything #78 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you!

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PineappleTarts on Jul 30, 2019:

"If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney

Quote in a profile 📖 #1

amyscraftandmail on Jul 25, 2019:

Quote in Profile #1

Some of the most motivational quotes can be hidden in the pages of great books or in the message of a good movie.

Heres one of my favourites:

“For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ― Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sessalouise on Jan 22, 2019:

Hey. :) Messaged you about your address if you don't mind checking please.

spinjenny on Jan 5, 2019:

Hi Irene! Thank you so much for the thoughtful notecard and the cute stickers. They were a lovely surprise!

isabellasnow on Dec 1, 2018:


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!

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