Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2018 7:58 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: January 22, 2018
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.

I'm happily married and mom of adult children. I'm originally from Hawaii and now live in Arizona.

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, HIKES, etc. with various groups. I enjoy bicycling around the neighborhood. I also love spending time with my husband - we laugh a lot together!

****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 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.


Postcards (love non-touristy ones, but any ok)

Lined stationery

Return address labels with my info

Unused USPS stamps

Stuff with old typewriters, bicycles or sheep on it (postcards, notecards, letter paper)

Fine tip pens

Brush pens for lettering

Tea & Coffee

Washi tape, Clear packing tape

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-communicating swap partners

Non-rating swap partners


@Wyldflower for Snail Mail Lovers swap

@farmgirl1203 for Grab A New Pen Friend

@irishp for Notecard with Message


Countrymom rated for Friendly Card Swap on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the notecard. It was really nice to hear from you. We have been so busy taking care of a little puppy, that I have to wait on doing things around here. he takes up all our time. Thank you again.
texasangel rated for Get To Know You Notecatrd Swap on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Ty fir your. swap I loved everything
Conniegirl rated for Reading Challenge 2017-March on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the book summery. I think I might go check it out. :)
wilujeng rated for Reading Challenge 2017-February on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Hello Tracey sorry for late rating because I forget it. But, thanks for let me know the tittle of the book for this challenge. Thank you
LadyRisa rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - A - USA on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Australia card. I've never been. Also great stamps!
jezb750 rated for Coastal Landscape on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Hi Tracey! Thank you for sending a nice postcard with lots of stamps! Nice to know that you have lived here in the Philippines, I hope you have enjoyed your stay. Best regards always!
Clstew rated for P&M Make a Choice Postcard 2 on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: Great postcard! Love it. Thanks so much! And I loved the stamps!
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Naked Postcards #1 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Tracey, thanks for the snail mail!
Comment: Yep, undesirable. This is one of my fav postcard swaps. They always make me laugh. THANK YOU!!!
WayUpInAlaska rated for EASY POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Ohhh nice pc with the vintage sewing machine! Daughter loves the cutting out of the pattern and helping pinning, but the sewing machine worries her...understandable :) I was always worried about getting my fingers caught under it too :) We did have another cold spell, but warming up and supposed to get more snow...Just hope it melts before May! :) Thank you for the wonderful card :)
Spiritfree rated for EASY POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Great PC, thank you!
astrodogg rated for TGIF Weekend NC #45 on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I hope your husband is feeling better. And thank you for the envelopes! That was so sweet of you! I love making envelopes too! If I could, I'd give you another five and a heart! :D
rubiannee1979 rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #5 on Feb 28, 2017
widelo123 rated for Multi Multiview PC Swap #12 on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Tracey, thank you for the postcard. Shirley
Comment: thanks for sending the sketch postcard of norfolk, I've been there once a few years ago.
Comment: Love the postcard - thank you very much!
Comment: I love the postcard and vintage stamps! Please send some of that warm weather my way!
zurdoswifey rated for The undesirables PC swap on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap ...I am so glad ppl enjoy them and can get rid of those PCs that keep hanging around month after month lol
Comment: What an odd photo, ha! Thanks!

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Margothecat on Feb 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of used postage stamps! That was really sweet of you!

AZmom875 on Feb 14, 2017:

Thank you for the lastest set of canceled stamps. Even the envelope is super fun, It sure is nice to get a surprise in the mail. I will have to return the favor someday soon.

AZmom875 on Feb 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the canceled postage stamps, you didn't have to do that, but I am so thrilled that you did.

lovesmail on Feb 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter! I so enjoyed reading it. I will reply very soon! :))))

WayUpInAlaska on Jan 30, 2017:

thank you

Thank you for the sweet letter in the mail today :) What a nice RAK surprise :)

MystyxMya on Dec 18, 2016:

I popped by

MystyxMya on Dec 2, 2016:


shtrqueen on Jan 26, 2016:

Your 2nd and 3rd letters arrived safely. I hope you are having a good week and enjoyed The Revenant - we really liked it!

shtrqueen on Jan 13, 2016:

Thanks so much for your first letter for the Precious Pen Pal Swap January 2016. I loved the bicycle paper - so cute. I will rate at the end of the swap. Hope you are having a good week.

owlsinathens on Dec 31, 2015:

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