Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2018 11:32 am


Date Joined: November 7, 2016
Last Online: January 15, 2018
Birthday: September 7
Country: Canada

About Me

Hello! :)

My name is Angela, I am 34 years old and I live in Canada. I am kind of a daydreamer, and I love to read. I love books, I think they're beautiful. So much art goes into a book when you think about the cover, the paper used, the font for the title and the text, even the weight of a book makes me happy. I work in a bookstore, which is the perfect place for me! I love helping people find books, and I love discovering new books, too.

I really love nature, I am constantly amazed and awed by this beautiful world that we live in. Just listening to the wind blowing through the trees can calm my soul and soothe my nerves. I love water, rivers, lakes, ponds, oceans, it doesn't matter, I love them all.

I also love the rain, and thunderstorms. I have a deep fondness for trees, they seem so wise and protective. Trees have always been important to me, I spent a lot of time climbing them, sitting in their branches and telling them my secrets when I was younger. I don't think I could stand it if I had to live without many trees nearby.

I love all animals, especially birds (ravens, crows, magpies, chickadees, woodpeckers, owls, hawks and eagles being particular favourites), foxes, coyotes, wolves, bears and cats, both domestic and wild. Oh, and I really love bats, too!

I love the moon, and the night sky although I am more of a morning person than a night owl. I love to see the sun rise, and I love the freshness of a new day. I absolutely adore coffee, nothing is nicer than sipping a nice dark roast with cream and sugar while contemplating the day to come. Even better if I have mail to open or a friend to visit with!

I love art of all kinds, calligraphy, unique lettering, typography, song lyrics, poems, and quotes. I really love watercolours, they seem to make the most beautiful art!

I am a big fan of collage, I still like to cut pictures out of magazines and save pretty scraps of wrapping paper. I like to buy old books with pretty or cute illustrations so that I can cut them out and use them. I love old stamps or stamps with birds or flowers on them.

I am still pretty new to swapbot, but I take my mail very seriously and I don't take on swaps lightly. If I sign up I will follow through, always. I really want you to like what I send, and I always put care and thought into my mail. I hope that you will do the same.

I am also a mom and a wife, I have been married for 15 years and my husband is also my best friend. I have two lovely daughters that are 12 and 10, they are amazing people that I feel lucky to know. Family has always been important to me, and I am still very close to my parents and my siblings.

Favorite Music

Some of my favourite music/bands are: (in no particular order)

The Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

Ryan Adams

Jason Isbell

Justin Rutledge

David Gray

Pink Floyd

Gin Wigmore

Lindi Ortega

The Avett Brothers

Bruce Springsteen

Leonard Cohen

Tom Petty

and too many more to mention. I love music, and I take my Ipod with me everywhere. I love to listen to music while driving, cooking, crafting, doing housework, etc. I am always looking for new favourites!

Favorite Books

I have many favourite books, but at the top of my list right now are:

The hidden life of trees

To the Bright Edge of the World and The Snow Child, both by Eowyn Ivey.

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Anything by Nicholas Evans (not to be confused with Nicholas Sparks, who I dislike intensely.)

Anything by Brene Brown, but especially Daring Greatly, which was a life changing book for me.

Anything by Neil Gaiman. This man is amazing and I adore everything he writes, my most favourite right now is The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Love, love, love it.

Books by Rainbow Rowell, I will read anything she writes, same goes for Juliette Fay.

Poetry by Walt Whitman or Robert Frost.

I also love cookbooks!

Favorite Movies

A few of my favourite movies are: The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom... maybe I'll just say anything by Wes Anderson. :)

I also really like Terrence Malick, I really loved The New World.

I like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.

Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, Inception, and Boyhood.

I like old cheesy romances, like Under The Greenwood Tree.

Favorite Television

My husband and I like to watch tv shows together, it's mostly what we like to do to relax in the evenings. Right now I am loving Westworld and Mr. Robot. I liked The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Lost, Mad Men, and Fargo. Also Game of Thrones, Rectify, The Wire, House of Cards, and Narcos. I love Adventure Time, and Rick and Morty, and I am a big Veronica Mars fan as well.

Things I Love

I love pretty paper, stickers, washi tape, and stationery. I like writing pads, and I can never find any here, just plain lined ones! I write a lot of letters, so anything related to letter writing is always welcome. I love pages from old books, especially if they have illustrations of plants, animals, or people, or poetry. I like to have interesting magazines to cut pictures out of. I always love colourful markers, gel pens, or black ink pens. Rubber or cling stamps that are plants, animals, snail mail, or the moon, sun, or planets. I love other people's art. I know a lot of people don't love handmade cards or postcards, but I would definitely choose quality handmade over store bought! I am a huge coffee lover, I also love chocolate. I love pressed flowers or leaves, and feathers as long as they are clean. Pretty stones or driftwood are also so lovely to receive. I like Calvin and Hobbes comics, and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, too. And did I mention stickers? I love stickers!!


I am not religious, so please don't send me religious or spiritual items.

I am sensitive to scents/perfumes and I react badly to most types of makeup and skin products, so I would prefer to not receive these types of items.


Momskii rated for WIYM: Make some Winter Envies on Jan 13, 2018
Scrybe rated for WIYM: Journal question on a postcard on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Wonderful send! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating. 🙂
Comment: thank you
amourjnfr rated for Kids only penpal swap! Ages 10-14 on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Astrid! Thanks so much for your letter I love the stickers and I’d be so happy to be your friend, by the way my favourite emoji is 😍( heart eyes) I never knew you liked Japanese things. You have another letter coming your way! I’m working on it so I can’t wait to reply to you. From Sutiida
manachai rated for Snailmail Flip-book Swap on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: I cannot believe this is your first flip book. It's gorgeous. Thank you very much for all the effort you put into it!
Response: I'm so, so happy that it finally arrived! Thank you for your kind words and for the lovely rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating. :)
gabism rated for 12 Items of December on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! Thank you soo much for everything you sent. I absolutely love every single thing!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! :) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for doing this swap with me. It's a beauty swap. I will enjoy using everything you included. Also, thanks for the letter. Your writing is beautiful! Cheers!
Response: Thanks so much, I'm really glad we got to do this swap together!
Comment: this swap was sooo sweet; wish I could give you 2 ratings!!! Happy Holidays :-D
Response: Aww, I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the heart. :)
Comment: Oh wow Angela, thank you for your envelope stuffed with amazing goodies! I absolutely adore the bird rub-ons, sparkly stickers, flower cuttings, stamped images... just everything! Love it!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything, I had fun putting it together for you. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and all the extra's, hope that you get mine letter soon. Thank you for being my penpal. Greetings Nessa Nobbe from the Netherlands
Comment: What a great notecard and I love love love the Alice stickers thank you. Your husband sounds like a very wonderful man.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card, and I have been saving those stickers for the right person, I'm really happy that you love them. :) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
kasa rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: Angela, thank you for your Christmas card, cute and different, liked it. Yes enjoy the beauty of Christmas in the winter snow. Merry Christmas too you.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Merry Christmas. :)
TriniH rated for WIYM: Handmade PC-Bird on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: I loved the card! Very beautifully made. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! thanks so much for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice cute bunny card and extras. I love it!
Response: I'm so glad! I thought the bunnies were pretty adorable! Thanks for the heart. :)
emmajane rated for QUICK Christmas card #85 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: I really loved the card. I enjoy cards that have paintings or art on them. I also love the goodies you threw in. Thank you! :)
Response: You're so welcome, I'm glad you liked everything! :)
fbresnah rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and extras. Loved your cat story. She sounded wonderful.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart. :)
Lilianders rated for Kids only penpal swap! Ages 10-14 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Today we got the letter as well! Rosa was very happy, she said: Astrid has humor! I will write her back! Thanks!
Response: That's great to hear, thanks so much for the rating and the heart. :)
capeygirl rated for QUICK Christmas card #85 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks Angela for the beautiful christmas card. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the heart. :)
ainaignies rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: thank you
Response: thanks for the heart! :)

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ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

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