Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 2:14 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

I rate as soon as I receive swaps in the mail. I know the feeling of wondering if the swap made it to its destination. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't received it yet. Also, please spell my last name correctly. I've been getting a lot of mail with my last name misspelled. My last name doesn't have a "T" in it. :(

I'm happily married and mom of adult children. I'm originally from Hawaii and now live in Arizona. Arizona has hot weather, so please don't mail me anything that can melt.

I left work to relax a bit and spend time doing fun things now that all the kids are grown.

I belong to several meetup groups and keep busy going to lunch, movies, volunteer projects, art classes, book club, hiking, etc. with various groups. I enjoy bicycling around the neighborhood. I also love spending time with my husband - we laugh a lot together!

The books I enjoy most are in the suspense/thriller genre. Authors - Ruth Ware, Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, Mary Kubica, Jo Nesbo, etc. (I hate romance novels.)

****For postcard swaps, I'd love it if you sent them blank in an envelope if possible. I won't rate down if the swap calls for them to be sent written/naked.****

I just bought a manual typewriter and named her "Bessie." I've always wanted a manual typewriter and finally have one. I love the look of manual type.

I buy my postage stamps from a stamp dealer, so I try to put interesting stamps on whatever I mail out (when my stash is full). I also have cancelled stamps from around the world that I sometimes use to decorate my outgoing mail.

I love shopping at thrift stores. I usually look for stationery. I have a serious paper addiction and always buy paper/stationery when I see it. I guess it goes with my love of pen palling. I have several pen pals all over the world.

I've been on a kick lately listening to 80's alternative music: Simple Minds, Modern English, Erasure, Dexys Midnight Runners, Pet Shop Boys, etc. :)

I enjoy listening to audiobooks, true crime podcasts, cooking (stove top, crockpot, pressure cooker), farmers markets, and I'm addicted to coffee & tea. I am a huge animal lover and have 3 dogs in our family plus we take care of a feral family of cats outdoors. I can't imagine our home without any pets. When I'm relaxing at home, I enjoy writing pen pal letters with a cup of coffee.

My husband and I try to travel as much as possible. I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.


Great plant-based dinner recipes

Stickles glitter glue (any color)

Stationery (letter sets, notecards)

Stickers (no reward please)

Return address labels with my info

Unused USPS stamps

Non-touristy postcards

Anything for bento lunchbox

Cute chopsticks

Washi tape

Colorful pens (no black ink)

Tea (no loose tea please)

Embossing powders

Perfume samples

Reusable grocery bags

Gift cards: Dollar Tree, 99c Store, Amazon, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning, Trader Joe's

RAKs - giving and receiving!


I don't like things that don't have a purpose and cause clutter in the house (knick knacks, ornaments, etc.)

Incoming mail that smells of smoke (sorry, but I throw everything out including tuck-ins)


NON-RATING SWAP PARTNERS - I think it's really inconsiderate for people not to rate. How else will your partner know if the swap made it to you okay or not?

Flakers :

@Wyldflower for Snail Mail Lovers swap

@farmgirl1203 for Grab A New Pen Friend

@irishp for Notecard with Message

@moorenature for AMA: Sender's Choice March

Non-Rating Partners :

@jaimierandolph for Happy Little Notecards #83

@mellyrose89 for Read a Book Challenge for December


HannahF rated for Send a Card to your partner on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: It's been raining here, and tomorrow it will snow again. I'm looking forward to Spring. So there's been plenty of time for "time wasters" hehe. I like to play the Sims for the ultimate time waster. Nothing productive comes from that, and at least with YouTube you learn something. Also, WOW. Thank you for all the extras, especially the snail mail one. I think I might stick that one in a little frame.
nana2sweets rated for Tea Anyone? on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thx for joining my swap. I can't wait to try the teas. Especially the milk tea. I'm blown away by your thoughtfulness! Thx so much for the cute stationary! 10 hearts! ❤️
catlingmex rated for Tea Anyone? on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Wow, am I lucky duck or what? Two mint teas (mint is a favorite), plus a totally unexpected pack of lovely and very useful notecards. Thank you soooo much. <3
laterdayze rated for SMSUSA: Send it Blind! #1 on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Wow!! I wish I could give you more hearts. I love everything you sent :D <3
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Not a Bill on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for all the great goodies and the lovey note! It is always fun to swap with folks we know, you always spoil me! I am so sorry I dorked out about rating this! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
circlebfarms10 rated for NEW YEARS INTENTIONS 2019 on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your 2019 goals with me. I hope you meet them and enjoy meeting them along the way. Happy 2019
uiltje rated for WIYM: Not a Bill on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely card ánd the extra items. I certainly have a good use for it. And they arrived so quickly!
DRMOM rated for UHM: Send a card on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: 🎉OMG! 🤷‍♀️ I was so surprised when I got happy mail from you today! I rarely check to see who is sending to me until I rate. I was very very surprised. Thank you for the lovely note and the stationary is gorgeous!❤❤🎊
Comment: Thank you for the well thought out book reveiw! And thank you for all the card sets and ephemera. I also loved you envelope and especially the STAMPS! I just ordered some off etsy after seeing yours. Thanks again for a wonderful swap!! Happy New Year!
pynart2 rated for Bookworms & Pen Pals on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful letter, and extras too. Thank you so much. what kind of paper did you use?
KSENiA rated for Reading Challenge 2018-December on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing. And thank you in advance for the envelope. It is very kind of you. The book you read sound a bit odd. I hope you enjoyed it.
Comment: Wow you did a great job, way above and beyond, thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the card and the die-cut extras ! I love the Christmas washi on the back with all of the characters ! Where is it from ? I apologize if you already sent a replacement card ! Just received today.
Comment: Thanks for your amazing book review and the scratchers, no wins but it was fun to find out 💋
goinjenny rated for Meowy Christmas card on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras
mylove4craft rated for Book Challenge: Blue Cover on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I've read the book and enjoyed it, too. I have a habit of figuring things out before the end, so it was fun finally getting confirmation! My husband hates it when I do that with movies, too! :). Thanks!
SouthsideTracie rated for A Holiday Card in the US #1 on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I'm a rebel - I'm giving you a heart for the tip about Good Reads! ;-)
Lablauri57 rated for Happy Little Notecards #83 on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your card
SeleneW rated for Teapot Postcard on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: I love finding cool PCs at thrift stores too! Its a little treasure trove for us snail mail addicts! <3
Comment: Thanks Tracy for a cute swap. I LOVE it all♥♥ esp the Schnauzer post cards!! To cute to use!! Merry Christmas

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ArtsyEm on Feb 17, 2019:

Tracey YOU are my secret Valentine Santa!! LOL Thank you so much for the Amazon goodie- how sweet and thoughtful of you- just a lovely surprise. Made my week:) I owe you a big long letter too! <3<3<3 Emily

CurlyTea on Feb 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

SeleneW on Jan 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Birthday Card!


pynart2 on Jan 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely Stationary, what a nice surprise. I also loved the stamps you used, I love collecting them. Hugs from Virginia, pynart2

bluehairedmary on Jan 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book Swap for me! I would so much love to visit Hawaii one day! Thanks again! See you in the mail!

earthnk on Dec 12, 2018:

Tracey, thank you for the penpal postcard. Mine should be at your door soon and I 👀 forward to replying to your card that I got today!

earthnk on Dec 7, 2018:


OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


earthnk on Oct 17, 2018:

I clicked send to soon on your rating. I wanted to add how much I enjoyed looking at your pretty autumn themed handmade envelope. The stamps are cool too! Thanks again.

JaKaReeves on Sep 20, 2018:

I sent you a PM about when I flaked on you, I'd like to try and make it right. Please let me know yes or no, either way. Thank you.

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