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Traceyk

Traceyk
Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

**** PLEASE SEND ME ONLY WHAT THE SWAP REQUIRES. I DO NOT NEED/WANT ANY EXTRAS. I'M TRYING TO KEEP MY STASH DOWN. PLEASE HELP ME BY NOT SENDING EXTRAS. THANKS! ****

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.

LIKES:

Great plant-based dinner recipes

Stickles glitter glue (any color)

Rhinestone embellishment stickers

Stationery (letter sets, notecards)

Stickers (no reward please)

Return address labels with my info

Unused USPS stamps

Washi tape

Colorful pens (no black ink)

Tea

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!

DISLIKES:

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?

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

Ratings

earthnk rated for A Cup of Tea and a Letter to Read on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi Tracey, I really enjoyed your letter. You have lovely handwriting. I recognize the mango Maui tea as I picked some up on my trips to the islands. Yes, you have to watch out for those birds, they can be territorial. You should hear the cacahony of parrots screams that wake me up early morning. Sounds like about a thousand parrots in the trees around me and they don’t seem happy. Thank you for your letter and tea. If you ever want to swap letter and teas private, I am game. πŸ˜€
jenniann rated for Letters and Books on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: Hello! I have read The Great Alone and loved it! Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors. Thanks so much for the recipes!
reauk rated for CALG Note Card & 2 Teas on Oct 7, 2018
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Comment: This is one place I would love to visit Hawaii that’s a lovely thought you did and I really enjoyed reading your letter and will reply back soon thank you again
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I enjoyed reading your letter. We must be around the same age because I experienced Halloween when I was a kid the same as you & when my kids would go trick-or-treating I did the same things you did - LOL! Thanks for the cactus & cactus happy mail stickers too. They are awesome. I really enjoyed your swap & hope we'll meet up in another swap again sometime. Take care!
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Comment: Loved your letter, what a great swap
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the cool Happy Mail stickers and the very nice note! I feel like I know a bit about you now!
astrodogg rated for #DearSwap - September 2018 on Oct 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your letter! ❀❀❀
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Comment: Thank you so much for not only the note card and stickers but also your lovely letter! I hope you have a lovely day!
Fabriqueen rated for Letter Set Letter USA #17 on Sep 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the awesome goodies you sent! Hugs, Diane
Kvwanderlost rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #118 on Sep 23, 2018
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Comment: Happy Autumm Tracey and thank you for your notecard! I just discovered Pho for the first time recently, I love it. And thank you for the awesome extras :D
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the orange-ness! I just read The Great Alone for bookclub last month.(Hated it! :-) And I feel you on the noisy/quiet home thing: They're installing sewer lines in my neighborhood. It's been construction noisy for weeks! I wish I could go to doggie daycare to escape it! :-)
junemoon rated for Swaps ~ Book Related Letter on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and for hosting this swap. Many thanks for all the notecards! Wow. I will keep my eyes open for other book related swaps you host. Books are very important to me.
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Comment: I don't think I ever would have considered using bags like that. Very cool
ericabella rated for Ipsy Overload? on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Hi Tracey! Thank you so much for the sheet masks and the thoughtful extras. I'm going to give the sheet masks to my sister because she loves them. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Tracey thanks so much for the lovely card and nice note you wrote to me. I am very thankful for everything including the inserts. Happy Mail :)
ArtsyEm rated for USAHM: Send a happy card on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Hi Tracey! I LOVE my kitty reader-helper! Never knew such a thing existed, but I’ve already used it and it’s super handy! Thanks for sharing your Daiso haul with me!! I’d go broke in that store lol.
SouthsideTracie rated for Notecard With Ink Colors on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Oh, my goodness! You were so generous with this swap! It's going to be hard to part with any of the envelopes you sent. I feel like the birds in Finding Nemo - "Mine!" "Mine!" "Mine!" "Mine!"
Leftie rated for CALG: Summer Tea and Happy Note on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: 😍😍😍 I cannot wait to try the coconut πŸ₯₯ macadamia tea β˜•οΈ! We ❀️ the stickies! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
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Comment: Love Love your paper choice, what a clever idea. Also thank you for hosting a fun swap.
butterflystampede rated for Favorite Vegan Recipe on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for that recipe. Those are some of my favorite flavors and ingredients, most of which I have on hand. Just need to pick up some fresh cilantro and an avocado and we'll be cookin'! Yum! Those papers you sent are gorgeous. Can you tell me anything about them? And those stamps! I'm a new swapper and I've been wondering where people are getting these great postage stamps. Where do they come from? You are so kind to send such a lovely swap package! Many, many thanks!

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Comments

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!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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

mariamichelle on May 5, 2018:

Thanks again for the post-its, stickers and stamps for my 1$ SA wishlist. I can put them all to great use!!

bblue on Apr 22, 2018:

I received your RAK of handmade envelopes! Thank you very much. I'll use them all.:)

yvonne401 on Apr 19, 2018:

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

Blessings,

Yvonne

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