Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 11:40 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: December 18, 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. 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!

****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

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


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
Comment: Found it! Thanks!!!!
WayUpInAlaska rated for NAPS - I Spy...PC #2 on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Yup found the cafe! :) what a neat looking coffee house! would love to visit it! Ohh I love the Miss Peregrine's series!! I am wanting to get the new one that just came out. Lately all I've been reading are crochet patterns and recipes...I usually read just on road trips since that seems to be the only time I have chunks of time to read instead of just a few moments here and there. One of my favorite reads though was The Help. Loved the movie, then daughter convinced me to read the book...oh I love it! Thank you for the awesome card...enjoy the book!! it's a fun series :)
OrigamiGrace rated for NH: Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and all the nice extras!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
ScrappyCEW rated for NH: Send a card on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Love LOVE the hummingbirds!
Comment: Thank you 😊...I am waiting till we have a tree up to open. Merry Christmas. 🎄🎁
whytewillow rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap-USA Only on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Lovely assortment of goodies. Thank you so much. Cheers and happy holidays.
Comment: Alaska is best in July/August - and I'd suggest just land. Thanks for everything - LOVE IT all!
SeleneW rated for Letter Set Letter USA #24 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and kawai letter sets :)
MMark rated for What Are You Reading? on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I so appreciate the extras. The books you are reading sound great. I might start the series you are reading. :)
Comment: Thank you! I appreciate your card. 🧡
AMDteachnskate rated for Tea & A Notecard on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: The envie is too cute! I love the kitty!!!
ChristieAnn566 rated for interest me no. 63 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: TY very much for the Book page and the extra stationary. I loved the envelope you made and used as well!

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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.

yvonne401 on Jun 4, 2018:

Thanks for the awesome May WTA for Swaps in the U.S.A. that I received today! I loved it!



hamolla22 on May 16, 2018:

Wow such a HUGE package for the Rak, filled with lots and lots of goodies! It left me speechless! Very kind and generous ❤️ Thank you so much for the awesome surprise!!! 😊🌹

Dsweeny on May 15, 2018:

HOLY SMOKES!!!! What a GORGEOUS STUNNING assortment of papers!! I'm literally loving on them right now! And the puppy dog rub-ons...eeeeee!!! Thank you so much for the May wishes from $1 Store addicts!!! I'm beyond thrilled!

yvonne401 on May 10, 2018:

You are most welcome for the notecard for April's WTA!



laterdayze on May 9, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the handmade envelopes you sent and the sealing stickers for my $1 store May wish. I love them all, they are gorgeous! <3

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