Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2019 1:26 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: April 20, 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. :(

Although I enjoy international swaps, I'm joining those swaps less. I've had a few instances where it takes months (half a year or more) to get to my swap partner. It isn't fun after a while keeping track of a swap that is so old on my dashboard.

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, larger 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


crochetjunkie rated for crochetjunkie & traceyk on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Wow!!! Love these envelopes and the cute kitten cards!!! Always happy to swap again with you!!
Apelser rated for NAPS - October Hello 2018 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: The beautiful envelope full of lovely goodies arrived safely at long last. Not sure where it has traveled around but just happy that it arrived in my post box. I will pop a letter to you in the post and hopefully it won't take so long to arrive on your doorstep.
Comment: WOW Tracey, Thank you SO very much this exceeded my expectations completely! These envelopes are all so lovely and there are SO many, such a delight to receive thank you for swapping I appreciate it and can't wait to put these beauties to use.
yvonne401 rated for Swaps ~ Easy Notecard Swap on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap that you sent me! You sent me such wonderful notecards and I loved all the extras. I wish I could give you more than one heart. It felt like an early birthday present. If you didn't know, my birthday is on April 1st. I am an April Fool's baby.
Comment: Never have I ever got a letter sent in a jar! Now THAT was awesome!!! Made my day! ^^ These teas look amazing, thank you so much! [and the CHOCOLATE! ^^] So true - pen-palling is great, and even with the postage rise, it's still a small price to pay to make someone's day!
Poohtat rated for CPG St Pats 2019 Card - US Only on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the green gifts with the card! Very kind of you. I love everything too!
Kalalinga rated for UHM: Send a card on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your card - I enjoyed reading about your start with penpalling and swap bot. Thanks also for the chocolate mints (yum) and the gel pens (love them!) Best wishes.
ArtsyEm rated for SMSUSA: February 2019 Pen Pal on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Tracey, I am so lucky to have had for for my partner! You spoiled me all month! I love the vintage stationery set you sent- perfect for my Spring letters<3 And of course the addy labels too!- They are great quality and the book icon is just perfect! xox
christywebb rated for EP Note Cards w/Envelopes on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: Love all the notecards and love love the cat page markers! Thank you! You have awesome thrift finds. Take care!
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.

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Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

FiveAcres on Feb 26, 2019:

Thanks for the wonderful RAK of envelopes that you sent to me. I especially love the rubber ducky one. And thanks for describing the glue dots you sent to close them. I had never seen glue dots like this before. (I also sent you a message.)

lindseyjae on Feb 24, 2019:

hello!!! I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my profile! it really made me smile and i’m happy to know that you like what I have written there! It’s people like you that make swap bot such a good place. thank you so much again and know that it’s so appreciated! -Lindsey

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:


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