Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2018 5:50 am


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: April 19, 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. Also, please spell my last name correctly. I've been getting a lot of mail with my last name misspelled. :(

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.

2018: my latest obsession is creating mail art!

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!

****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.


Great plant-based dinner recipes

Unexpired Larabar coupons

Ephemera for mail art (no trash please)

Stickles glitter glue (any color)

Rhinestone embellishment stickers

Decorative paper napkins (for collage)


Return address labels with my info

Unused USPS stamps

Stuff with old typewriters, peacocks, old bicycles or vintage-y things on it (postcards, notecards, letter paper)

Fine tip pens

Tea & Coffee

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

Waiting to be rated by:

@Hannahsmommy07 for Write Me A Letter #4 - USA

@TexasKittySprinkles for Simple Note Card - US Only - Newbie Friendly #2


ByJQ rated for Fountain & Dip Pen Letter Swap on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Your envelope was so amazing to receive. I remember getting it and being so blown away by just the envelope and then I opened it an was more happy! I totally thought I sat down and did the rating right then... however my brain is a bit scrambled lately. I am terribly sorry for the late rating... I wish I could give you more stars. Thank you for the wonderful notecards and the letter. I hope to write you back while my hubby is on vacation this week to help out.
debtea2 rated for AAAMA- Spring Card swap-USA on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: WOW your package was amazingly generous and so many lovely cards, envies and teas thank you so very much and thanks for joining in...hugs and have a super day
mandigutterrose rated for Happy Little Notecards #71 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: I hope your father is doing better. Thanks so much for the lovely extras.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love your card and all the wonderful extras you sent. I'm so happy for you to have your parents right there with you and that you had a great Easter together with family. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thanks so much for a wonderful swap!
Dasha rated for IS: Vintage inspiration swap ~ INT on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you sooo much for a lovely vintage inspired mail. I love the envie, love the paper you used to write your letter on, love the stickers and PL cards and the purrrfect kitty card. Wish I could give you more hearts! I remember the joy of thrift shopping when I was in sates.
Comment: Love the envelope and all the nice things and note inside. Thank you so much. Have a great day.
AmyIsMe rated for Happy Little Notecards #71 on Apr 8, 2018
Comment: Tracey, this swap was AMAZING! Thank you for all the extra items. The hedgehog clips are soooo adorable. It's always a pleasure having you as a swap partner!
glennasgarden rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail April 2018 on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Oh my this package made me SO VERY HAPPY! Thanks so much Tracey~for everything! I love how you decorated the padded envelope too! My favorite color. If I could give you a gazillion hearts I would!
jaimierandolph rated for Note Card Pals 2018 #1 on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: I loved the card and the stamps were very nice of you! 4/5/2018 It was rated on my side I do not understand why your not seeing it on your side! Please do not call people out on their profiles. Before I archive my swaps I make sure that I am rated and that I have rated them! I'm so sorry there seems to be a reason that you didn't see this swap but it's been rated for a while!
Response: I'm sorry you felt I was "calling you out" on your profile. I was simply trying to get an answer from you since my 3 messages went unanswered. I wanted a simple yes or no on whether you received this swap from February. Anyway, thank you for finally rating me,
Erikaa rated for I Need More Tea #3 on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: I'm sorry I forgot to send my rating in! Your tea got to me a while ago!
uiltje rated for ISS: Mail Art #3 - Tropical on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely envelope, now I can't wait for summer any longer. But we have to be patient: some night there is still frost in the air.... And your Tazo tea is very welcome. By the way: it arrived last Wednesday, but I was too busy and tired to answer earlier. Have a nice (Easter) Sunday!
thureris rated for TEA-Licious Exchange on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet little package, Tracey! I’m excited to try the teas, thank you for the stamps, and I absolutely loved the decorated environment. Thanks so much for a great swap!
thevmatt rated for Yellow and White Mail Art on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Yea, you SO speak my language! Thanks a ton!! Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Tracey, this envelope was SO CUTE! It just arrived yesterday. The cards you included were also adorable, especially the one of the stacks of books and a kitty. I have been so lucky to have you as my partner twice, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty flower postcard! My dog sure is awesome! We just got back from Spring Break vacation, and she missed us! It's back to school tomorrow, and while I like my classes, I'm ready for summer break already!
Comment: Tracey, thank you so much for the sweet goodies! I will definitely use them. The card you wrote on with the snail is SO cute. I was lucky to get to be your partner again!
Kathy821 rated for Easter Card & Tea USA on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful package. So many nice touches. I love everything and can't wait to try the tea. You are very kind and thank you so much for the extras. Such an inspiration!
deelynn rated for SMSUSA: A Happy Hello! on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter and Package! I loved it all!

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yvonne401 on Apr 19, 2018:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



lloydp on Mar 14, 2018:

Hi Tracey

Thanks so much for the RAK. There was such a huge amount of glitter. I had baby girl stamps but no baby boy - so they will come in really handy. Thanks & hugs.


knitterofhats on Mar 6, 2018:

Thanks a million for the get well reading!!!! I really appreciate it!!!!!

marhod5 on Jan 30, 2018:

Thank you so much for your letter. It was such a pleasant and unexpected surprise! Thank you also for the cute extras. I’m especially impressed with your envelope. It’s gorgeous!

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

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