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Date Joined: October 8, 2011
Last Online: January 31, 2012
Birthday: September 23
Country: United States
My postcard blog

About Me

I'm a student currently living in Oregon, in the United States. I joined swap-bot to supplement my new postcard addiction. I like animals, knitting, cooking, and baking. I'm studying psychology and thinking about law school in the future.

I really like to craft things, but I'm not very good at anything except knitting. I really like to knit, it's a good way to be productive even if I'm being lazy and watching TV. I also sometimes try to draw, with varying success. I'm hoping to get some nice envelope templates for Christmas so I can start making handmade envelopes.

I have two very furry dogs at home, named Snickers and Rex. They are very playful and loving, but they are getting older and less energetic : ( We adopted them from the Humane Society.

In addition to school, knitting, and sending postcards, I maintain a blog of the postcards I send and receive. You can take a look here

Favorite Television

The Simpsons, Futurama, Stargate (watching SG-1 and Atlantis currently), Mr Bean, House, Bones, Peep Show, Monty Python, Family Guy, everything David Mitchell and Robert Webb, Firefly, Law and Order SVU... gee I watch a lot of TV : )

Favorite Music

The Beatles, They Might Be Giants, OK Go, Simon and Garfunkel, The Decemberists, Cat Stevens, XTC, My Morning Jacket, Belle and Sebastian

Favorite Reading Items

anything about food and food production (including cookbooks), Margaret Atwood, Oscar Wilde, biographies of scientists, Kathy Reichs' books, books about ancient Egypt, books about psychology

Favorite Animals

(in no particular order): elephants, penguins, cows, dogs (especially Samoyeds, Chow Chows, and Airedale terriers), pigs, sheep, goats, owls, kiwi birds, kittens, manatees, whales, fuzzy caterpillars


Postcards! I love to collect postcards, that's why I'm here! I like my postcards stamped, written on, and mailed without an envelope. I like postcards that show:

  • USA: map cards of your state! I am trying to collect all 50. You can see what I'm missing here
  • any of my favorite animals
  • a view of your city or country
  • a mapcard of your state or country
  • regional/national flags
  • UNESCO world heritage sites
  • National Parks or Monuments
  • cute things (e.g., Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Muppets, Moomin)

I also like when there are cute stickers on my postcards. That gives me an extra smile!

The only thing I don't like are recipe cards with meat/seafood/fish recipes, or anything that shows animals suffering.

Other things that I like

I will put to good use any nice stationery, fountain pens/ink, stickers, cardstock/cardboard for making handmade postcards; old calendar pages, maps, and wrapping paper (for making envelopes) and anything small and cute.


I'm not a stamp collector at all, but I do enjoy a neat/new stamp. If you have one of the following stamps (and need 1st class postage), I'd love to see it on a postcard headed my way!

I'm particularly looking for these:

US: * any of the Simpsons commemorative stamps * the Owney the postal dog stamp * the "Go Green" forever stamps

UK: *the new Roald Dahl stamps


eurocat rated for Be My Valentine Postcard Swap on Feb 7, 2012
Comment: thanks!
RiittaR rated for Random Postcard Swap #10 on Jan 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice post card and your sweet greetings.
Comment: Hi Kate & Happy New Year! Thanks for the Charlestown, RI postcard. I wish you luck with your resolutions. I love making my own envelopes. Paper Source has some great see through plastic templates. Take care ;)
Comment: Thanks.
LeishaCamden rated for P.S. Write Back Postcards #16 on Dec 18, 2011
Comment: Got it! I'll be sending it back to you asap. Merry Christmas! :-)
KyraSmith rated for Show off your State PC swap on Dec 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the card! (:
SpikeyLisa rated for Show off your State PC swap on Dec 6, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the PC...Mt. Hood is a beautiful towering sight from across Lost Lake. Thank you so much.
Kims rated for My Stickman Family Postcard on Dec 5, 2011
Eeyorerocks80 rated for Show off your State PC swap on Dec 4, 2011
Comment: I love the mountain PC, We too have tons of rain . but here in florida its flat and flatter, LOL, I love to see hills and mountains! Sounds like the old growth forests are cool!
ladymel rated for Show off your State PC swap on Dec 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you The Curious Tortoise is snooping around my house lol :}
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I really like it lots. The sheep are so cute. I like the elephant you drew too. Have a great day.
Comment: Excellent postcard. Hope you met your goals! Lovely view of Chicago!
Comment: Love the card - good job squeezing the elephant in! Yea TMBG!
Comment: u can draw!!
Dorilee rated for Simple Postcard Swap#2 on Nov 22, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful snow card and the two towers are great. Our Colorado mountains have rec'd snow but none in our valley yet.
Comment: Very cute owl! And I love love the sheep postcard! One of my favorite animals. :-) Thank you!
Comment: It's on the way back (:
DCSAPART rated for REAL Vintage postcard swap on Nov 16, 2011
Comment: Cool Vintage card, Thanks!
ktina rated for POSTCARD with a STICKER #2 on Nov 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you, I loved the PC and the sticker :) I like being in China, because people are friendly, and at the South part the weather is still nice. I hope you can travel more one day!

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iamnothisgirl on Dec 10, 2011:

I received my postcard for the P.S. Write Back Postcards #16 swap today. Thank you for sending it back!

racheljohnson on Dec 2, 2011:

I just got your sweet snail mail thank you note for the swag pack I sent. You are TOTALLY welcome and I am so glad that you are enjoying Swap-bot. Happy swapping! :)

SecretSquirrel1904 on Nov 30, 2011:

Would you believe how hard it is to find a darn Oklahoma map card, especially now that I promised you one heheh! Im still on the look out, ive seen a few good ones before but of course now they are gone when I shop! :)

LeSillyMe on Nov 13, 2011:

Yay, i'm so happy you are my partner for the vintage pc swap i am hosting! I just sent your card off today. I wonder how long it will take to get there, considering it is just on the other side of Portland? :)

CookieCrumble on Oct 18, 2011:

Hey Kate,

I would totally be up for sending you an Irish postcard. >_< I'll pm you my address. Is there any particular kind of card you would like?

Marian. X

signalflare66 on Oct 17, 2011:

Profile Love ♥ Quick Swap #3

Hello! I checked out your blog, I love the design and some of the postcards you have are really neat! (:

I've taken 2 psychology classes, 1 in high school and 1 in college, it's such an interesting subject! I'm going towards medicine so now I'm taking more math and science classes!

Anyhoo, I hope you have a wonderful evening!

CookieCrumble on Oct 17, 2011:

Profile Love quick swap #3

Hey, I love your postcard collection especially the Michigan - wolverine state one. >_< Do you have any from Ireland?

What kind of things have you knitted? I used to knit back when I was in school. I was terrible though, everything I ever did was always riddled with holes!!! XD I wasn't much better at sewing and I remember that my mother used to always give out to me for never learning to properly sew but I have an amazing boyfriend who can sew and cook and do lots of other stuff that I can't. He completes me! XD

Ah Snickers and Rex are such cute names for your dogs. I'm more of a cat person though. Do you like cats? One of my beautiful cats, Garfield died two weeks ago. She was hit by a car! ='( I miss her so so much she was a great cat and sometimes she would eat chips and lasagne! (like Garfield the cartoon)

Well I hope you have a fantastic day and please don't forget to rate 'cause I'm new here and need the ratings.

Cookie Crumble. X

Vickyen on Oct 16, 2011:

Hi! I am one of your partners on the Profile Love ♥ Quick Swap #3. First welcome to swap-bot and I hope you have a wonderful time swapping! This is a great place to swap postcards, so hopefully you will get bunches of them that work for your collection! Wow, you have to have quite the load with studying psychology! I wish you all the best with your law school future! I love some of the same music that you do, as you seem to like some older artists! The Beatles, Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel rock! I also enjoy Kathy Reich's books! Hope to swap pcs with you at some point! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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