Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 9:20 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2020
Last Online: January 22, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Missy. I am a wedding photographer. I started penpalling in February, 2020, and have found it a great way to make new friends. It's also been a fresh new way to fuel my creative side.
I am in my 40s and live in Illinois with my husband and 2 children. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and it is truly one of the prettiest places I have ever been (imo) :)

Favorite bug - luna moth

Favorite animal - Orangutan, ducks, whales, jellyfish, and polled herefords

Favorite flower - Dahlia and Peony

Favorite color - blue, olive, peony, and mustard

I tend to gravitate towards a lot of different styles, but nature and everyday life either vintage or not, makes me happy. I really like anything watercolor, clean and modern, torn and vintage, quality stickers are cool, and I LOVE sending postage stamps. One of my favorite parts of sending a letter is choosing the stamp to put on it. Call me odd.

Walking out to the mailbox to find a pretty letter in it is the best. Anyone else bummed when it's a national holiday and there's no mail?

@postalstamplife and @misselitephoto on Insta.

Would like to hear your favorite thing about living where you live. Honest answer, not what you think I would like to hear. :)

Please note: My address is correct as is with the "W" in the postal code. A lot of people ask me about that. :)

I Love

-Original Contemporary Art - Watercolor, Acrylic, etc...

  • Vintage Ephemera of botanicals, bugs, animals, fish, and marine life.

  • beautiful, vintage stickers (2 inches and larger)

  • Modern, comtemporary art stickers, papers, and stamps.

  • Vintage unused USA postage stamps

  • Pretty, vintage, or cool address labels

  • Blank watercolor papers, watercolor bags, or watercolor envelopes (the thicker the better and homemade is 100)

  • Heartfelt letters and notes.

  • Unusual or rare items I like - Polled hereford cattle (they have the white face and red body)

About My Swaps

I am very punctual and I always try to send my swaps out early, before the deadline. If someone doesn't receive one of my swaps within 3 weeks after the deadline date, please let me know right away, before rating me for the swap. I will gladly send out a replacement. I used to say 2 weeks, but the mail has been sporadic lately.

Please be kind. Things happen in life. Reach out first if you feel something is not a 5 for any reason.

Currently Excited About....

  • Nice, quality larger washi and washi stickers.
  • John James Audubon images/vintage birds
  • Handmade paper or thick quality watercolor papers.
  • Pretty or Cute Address Labels (blank I can address to my penpals on the front of my envelopes)
  • Photo pro magazines (or black and white images torn from them)
  • Unused vintage USA stamps
  • Ducks, Whales, and Jellyfish
  • 4x6, or larger, colorful envelopes. Particularly looking for black or blue.
  • Quality writing utensils (what's your favorite pen to write your letters?)

Tea Swaps

I LOVE all teas, but mostly drink herbal. However, if you only have black or green teas, that's 100% fine. There are other tea drinkers in the house. My favorite right now is Rooibos or "red bush" tea.


Currently collecting Pokemon cards for my son, so if you have any laying around.... even one is great.


Comment: Thanks for the thoughtful swap :)
KarenLaneWV rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: This was a nice swap! Thanks.
browneyedmurmur rated for Happy Mail- sender's choice on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, Missy, for my happy mail! Everything was so cool - the flocked paper, the stamps, and especially the vintage banking items! It doesn’t say this on my profile, but my first “grownup” job was at one of the little locally owned banks here in town. Too funny that you selected those to send!
Response: That is really wonderful to hear. Yay. So glad you liked this swap I sent.
Dagmar rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #4 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you! And thank you for the stickers and washi too:)
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!!!
Panj rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #9 on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you!💜
Cryptid rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card! You have beautiful handwriting.
christy102194 rated for Happy Little Notecards #126 on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Nice tradition! :)
ericabella rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Happy holiday!
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail - so fun to get whales and waves this time of year! :) Happy Holidays to you!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your christmas card in an adorably decorated polar bear envie - I enjoyed the sheets of festive note paper and mini notecard as well. They’re certainly handy to have around this time of year!
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice Envelope that I received this morning.
Comment: Sorry for the late rate! Received the lovely package & I enjoyed all the flowers. And thank you for the bonus seed pod, I'll try to keep track of it until planting time! :o)
Comment: Love the card, and all inside. Thank you so much. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap. And I love smaller cards too. They fit so nicely at the top of my metal Christmas card tree.
karints rated for Paper Destash #5 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: very lovely goodies, defiantly made me smile (:
PlannerCoz rated for Blind Surprise #2 on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: I LOVE the pressed leaves!!! Thank you
nanadiana rated for Happy Little Notecards #126 on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard, tuck-ins and sharing your favorite holiday tradition. I hope you get to ski with your family this year. Take care and thanks again!
BusyB rated for MZA: Blind envie swap #24-ephemera on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Missy! First of all I love the Halloween envie you sent all these goodies in! Ohhh just LOVE all the yummy vintage goodies! Thank you very much for a fantastic swap! Happy Autumn and hope you're staying safe and happy. ❤️
MisplacedfromPA rated for How happy is your mail? #2 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: My mailbox was surely happy when your envelope arrived. So brilliantly decorated. Thank you. I enjoyed opening it up and looked thru all the bits you sent me. I only got it last night...lately the post office is putting new meaning of snail mail to the test. Took from Oct 22nd to Nov 9 to get to me. The wait was well worth it..again, thank you.

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parakeetmails on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! ;)

AlyssaLynnWrites on Feb 18, 2020:

(response to rating response) No - I didn't get to go!!! I was so bummed.. they went on a cruise and I couldn't afford to tag along at the time. I was bummed.. but I'll eventually catch one! :)

LiMorris on Feb 17, 2020:

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