Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States
I rate as soon as I receive swaps in the mail. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't received it yet. Also, please spell my name correctly. I've had both my first and last names spelled incorrectly a zillion times.
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.
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.)
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 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 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.
My husband and I try to travel as much as possible. I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.
****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.****
Stickles glitter glue (any color)
Stationery (letter sets, larger notecards)
Stickers (no reward please)
Return address labels with my info
Paper napkins (unique designs for mail art)
Unused USPS stamps
Colorful pens (no black ink)
Tea (no loose tea please)
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-COMMUNICATING SWAP PARTNERS
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?
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