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dreamrains

dreamrains
Date Joined: June 30, 2007
Last Online: July 20, 2024
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

If you are sending me a postcard, please try not to mail it in an envelope - i really prefer postcards that go through the mail.

Hello! I'm Bee :) I am an OG Swap-Botter, though I haven't been active in a long while. This year, one of my hobbies has been sending mail to friends, and I thought I'd mix a little swap-bot back into the rotation.

I am an author represented by Fine Print Literary Management. I've written 5 books, and I'm working on my sixth. I have three books "on sub" to editors at major publishing houses, so with any luck someday soon maybe you'll see my books in stores. If you want to read my serialized fiction (new chapters released weekly), you can start reading for free with the link above but it only works for USA right now :(.

When I'm not writing, I'm usually baking bread or cooking. I cook a lot of Japanese food, trying to capture comfort feelings from when I lived there. I'd love to go back someday soon, and I'm keeping up with my Japanese by practicing with Duolingo and writing to my Japanese penpals.

Favorite Crafts

Recently I've gotten into junk journaling/memory keeper journaling. I also love to garden in the spring. I have a small veggie/herb patch and a decent size flower garden with lots of perennials. Aside from that, I enjoy cooking, occasional baking (if you have any good recipes, send them my way!), watercolor painting, and writing letters. I can also sew and knit, though I don't do it often anymore. However, I would love more "one hour" projects, so if you have any favorites please let me know :)

Favorite Books

Some of my recent favorites:

DIVINE RIVALS by Rebecca Ross // THE SPIRIT BARES ITS TEETH by Andrew Joseph White // A FAR WILDER MAGIC by Allison Saft // 10,000 DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix Harrow NETTLE & BONE by T. Kingfisher

And some of my all time favorites:

STARDUST by Neil Gaiman // THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern // LIRAEL by Garth Nix

I also read romance/"spicy books" but I hate the miscommunication trope. I have a YA Fairyloot subscription, and a Kindle Unlimited subscription. You an always check my Amazon wishlist, since a lot of times I will add books I've heard of and am interested in reading to my Amazon.

Favorites A to Z

A: Art Nouveau & Alphonse Mucha, Alice in Wonderland, antique books, Animal Crossing

B: Books, botanical, bees, bows/ribbon print stickers or papers, bookmarks, Bridgerton

C: Cedar (scent), citrus (scent), clove (scent), corgis, chipmunks (also chip and dale), celestial/constellations, Coffee, Chai Latte, Capybaras

D: Dachshunds, duolingo, dramione (fanfiction), Dark Academia aesthetic

E: Ever After movie, Earl Grey tea, Edwardian era postcards/Ephemera.

F: Foxes (favorite animal), foxglove (flower), fantasy books, foreign languages (papers and ephemera), folktales/fairytales

G: Green tea, Green (color), gingham

H: Hedgehogs, honeysuckle/honey, history, herbal tea (fruit flavors), houseplants, Harney & Sons (tea), Howl's Moving Castle

I: Impressionism artwork, Indian food (recipes)

J: Jasmine (scent), Japan/Japanese language, junk journaling

K: Kim Fierreira art,

L: Lilacs, Lily of the Valley (scent and flower), Leo(zodiac)

M: The Mummy (1999) movie, mushrooms, mint green, maple trees, Marigona Suli art, muscat (flavor), Matcha drinks,

N: Notebook Therapy (brand)

O: Owls, opposums

P: Princess Bride movie, palo santo (scent), peonies, purple, penpals, pain au chocolat, pochocco, picke bicke

Q: Quince

R: Rooibos tea, Red Riding Hood, Regency romance

S: Studio Ghibli Movies, strawberries, shokupan (Japanese milk bread), sakura/cherry blossom, stars, stickii club, Sailor Moon, Stardew Valley

T: Teal, tea

U: Ukulele (I play)

V: Vanilla scent, vintage clothing, Victorian era

WXYZ: William Morris designs, realistic woodland stuff (trees, mushrooms, wildflowers, woodland animals), washi stickers, Yuzu (flavor),

Favorite Television

I honestly do not watch TV, but I do watch a lot of Korean/Japanese youtube vloggers who clean and bake and craft. And I watch penpal with me videos and junk journal videos. However, I am excited for Bridgerton Season 3 :)

Dislikes / No Thank You

I am not religious, but you do you :)

For stickers, I do not use planner, kiddie, or freebie stickers.

I do not eat a lot of candy, and prefer savory snacks.

"What the fox" items, or items with quippy sayings just aren't my style, sorry.

I strongly dislike bananas.

I don't collect or use ATCs or friendship books/slams.

No decorative napkins please.

No wooden charms, since I don't have a use for them.

Ratings

Inesrv rated for FPG: Senders Choice #11 on Jul 19, 2024
5
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Comment: Hello Bee!! Thank you so so much for this gorgeous flipbook full of lovely goodies, I love them all! I don't remember the last time I received such a happy swap! Answering your question, I love everything about vintage botanical so butterflies, woods, birds, mountains, bees, wild trees, plants, etc. Don't worry because If you sent me a swap like this in the future I will love it for sure! Thank you again for all the effort and for making my day a little bit bright and happy! Have a wonderful weekend and a week full of happy swaps ❤️❤️❤️
MiaEllington rated for Kawaii Letter To 2 Partners #14 on Jul 13, 2024
5
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Comment: Bee, Your letter was both kawaii *and* hilarious. I laughed quite a bit ~ thank you for the abundant kawaii stickers and sending it in banana man stationery. After all, banana man mail is the best mail. Cheers! -M
ubx rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #11 on Jul 7, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything you send me:)
Gretchenwu rated for Food-themed Happy Mail #04 on Jul 4, 2024
5
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Comment: Wow, what a cute collage on the envie, I liked it a lots ❤️ Thank you for including so many Kawaii items. This mail makes my day !
Tuutis rated for 🌼 Floral/Botanical Happy Mail #11 on Jul 2, 2024
5
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Comment: This is so cute swap, thank you ever so much! Really nice material in the stickers <3 I love those!
paperlover rated for Cover The Envelope 💌 #2 USA on Jun 30, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cover the envelope swap. I really like all the extras you sent too
Jaymmers rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #10 on Jun 27, 2024
5
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Comment: This is absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for all of the pocket fun! You make and have beautiful things!
LittleFlower rated for Ugly PC Swap #83 on Jun 26, 2024
5
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Comment: Lol, I actually like the "ugly" postcard.
Shawnie rated for Poetry Postcard Swap on Jun 25, 2024
5
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Comment: I love the poem you chose, thank you!
Jillemina rated for Newbie Friendly Happy mail USA #7 on Jun 24, 2024
5
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Comment: WOW! What a fun variety of goodies. I LOVE it all! Thank you so much for brightening my day!
MissMinaPT rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #8 on Jun 23, 2024
5
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Comment: Dear Bee, thank you for such a great swap! Loved every single thing you sent my way and I cannot wait to use those book pages especially 😍💌
shellbee8 rated for Bookmarks plus on Jun 22, 2024
5
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Comment: Super cute bookmarks! Thank you for such fun Vintage extras. I can’t wait to use them!
Response: Thank you for being so patient and for the heart! I’m sorry my first ones went MIA!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Vintage Happy Mail #01 on Jun 22, 2024
5
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Comment: Nice little collection of vintage happy mail! Thank you. I look forward to future \swaps with you! Take care
romyisa78 rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #8 on Jun 21, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much
laurarc rated for Forest Friends Flipbook on Jun 19, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! It was all very cute! I love it all so much!!
laurarc rated for Bridgerton Happy Mail on Jun 17, 2024
5
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Comment: Love the letter, it was great! All the other bits were fab too. Thank you!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Book Themed Happy Mail on Jun 16, 2024
5
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Comment: This was awesome to open and go through. Your fantasy pocket is devine! Very simple yet clever with all it's bookish contents. Thanks for your time putting this together. It's great. Take care!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Alphabet Mail #2 on Jun 16, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Very nice package! Thank you.
greenbug728 rated for Greeting Card with Stickers #1 on Jun 16, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this Beautiful card and the amazing Stickii Club stickers! I LOVE them all! And thank you for joining my swap! Have an amazing week! :)
sorcha rated for Swiftie Happy Mail on Jun 16, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a fantastic swap! Thank you so much Bee for the wonderful Swiftie selection! I wish I could give you many hearts! <3 <3 <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 363 69 77
Completed Fives Threes Ones
365 466 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 52 116 196
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Comments

lilmissthrifty on Jun 11, 2024:

Yes! I also love that swap-bot is the same swap-bot! Welcome back! Here's to more happy mail days!

dmwcheng on Apr 11, 2024:

Found you while browsing swaps. I don't have enough kawaii brand name stuff to join your swap but wanted to check out what else you were hosting. Welcome back to Swap-Bot. =)

Erdbeersternchen on Sep 7, 2012:

Sailor Senshi Club

Hello! ♣ A new Sailor Senshi swap is our - about Sailor Uranus aka Haruka! Hope you join! (:

Erdbeersternchen on Aug 5, 2012:

New Swaps in the Sailor Senshi Club! The Dark Kingdom is rising (at least in this group)!

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The two swaps are:

Jadeite ジェダイト

Nephrite ネフライト

Erdbeersternchen on Apr 19, 2012:

Hey! The Sailor Senshi Club is back with a new swap! I'd be glad if you join it! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

Erdbeersternchen on May 7, 2011:

OMG! There is a new Sailor Scout Swap! I cant believe it! Its an ATC Swap about Sailor V! Click and take a look! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

MissThundercat on Oct 6, 2010:

i think it's your turn, yes ;) i sent you a letter in august before i went to sweden. did you get that one? also, are you interested in doing a halloween swap with me? like some handmade goodies? i got this amazing craftbook called zombie felties and i wanna try some stuff out :D

MissThundercat on Jul 10, 2010:

Hey! I just invited you to the hand carved stamps group I started up :D hope you can join in :D xo Tarah

stacirose on Jul 7, 2010:

LOVE to see you there! ;)

Who Do You Love?!! Significant Other Swap

Many thanks!!! Staci

orit on Jun 24, 2010:

Thank you for the cool cupcake liners for the BIRDS profile surprise PIF game!! I love 'em :)

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