Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2018 3:32 am


Date Joined: April 5, 2018
Last Online: August 20, 2018
Birthday: July 27
Country: United States

Swap Info

MY MAIL WAS RECENTLY STOLEN (July 20th, 2018 for sure, other dates suspected.) I don’t know what was in the box, but I came home and it was open and empty. Unfortunately this is not uncommon in my town and has happened to me once before. I am looking into getting a locking mail box or PO box to prevent future problems. If you sent me a swap and are waiting for me to rate you, please let me know!

I have been lucky so far that no issues have arisen with any of my sent swaps. However, if something does go wrong and you don't receive a swap from me, PLEASE let me know and I will happily re-send! I am loving swap bot and I want everyone to receive and enjoy the swaps I send!

If there are any issues or concerns at all with any of my swaps please let me know and I will work hard to make it right!

Please feel free to contact me about private swaps!

About Me


My name is Dakota and I live in the southwestern US. I moved around a lot growing up, but landed here and here I will stay! I live with my husband Thomas (married June 2016) and our pup Westley. He's a 1.5 year old Blue Heeler (AKA Australian Cattle Dog) and he's named after the Dread Pirate Roberts from the movie The Princess Bride. We are working on his reactivity issues but he really is just the sweetest dog alive!

Aside from crafting, I am passionate about many things! First and foremost I am passionate about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. I am an ASL interpreter and learning more every day! I also love to read, as you will probably gather from my "Favorite Books" blurb below. We also love camping! Although it is a relatively new hobby we hope to spend as many weekends camping as physically possible. Westley loves to hike and camp with us as well!

Favorite Books

Currently Reading:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out by Laura Baugh

I am an avid reader (and serial re-reader) and my favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction! I also read a lot of contemporary fiction, historical novels, and narrative non-fiction. I am trying to read more classic fiction as well!

I worked in bookstores throughout college and I can't ever seem to have enough books. I usually have several books going at once - usually one audiobook for my commute, one "home book" in paper that stays at my house, and one ebook that goes everywhere with me on my Nook.

I am always up for trying out new books recommended by penpals and other friends! If you suggest something it might take me a while to read it but I will eventually, and then we can talk about it!

Favorite Television

My Faves:

  • The Office
  • Parks and Rec
  • Friends
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Sherlock

Special Circumstances:

  • Supernatural - my mom (badass breast cancer survivor) is a HUGE fan and if you want to send something for her I will love you forever

  • Breaking Bad - I have several Breaking Bad postcards bought at the car wash where the main character works in the show. Let me know if you’re a fan and we can definitely swap!


  • Bullet Journaling (started in 2015, have filled 2 so far.)
  • Hand Lettering
  • Snail Mail/Papercrafts
  • Beading Jewelry (I only use glass, metal, or stone beads. No plastic)
  • intersectional feminism
  • Harry Potter anything (Go go Gryffindor!)
  • washi tape (I really love samples - flat ones are perfect for my journal pockets)
  • ephemera/cutouts
  • stickers and labels
  • book recommendations!
  • playlists/music recommendations
  • Anything sign language or Deaf culture related!
  • camping
  • wombats!
  • pet pictures (especially dogs)
  • dogs in general
  • bookmarks
  • journal prompts
  • Stitch (from Lilo and Stitch)
  • recipes (I'm not a skilled cook but will try anything once!)
  • vintage paper
  • calligraphy/hand lettering (better with brush pens, learning to work with paintbrushes, fountain pens and dip pens).
  • information about causes, awareness, rights, supporting others, activism, or breaking down stigmas


  • I prefer postcards naked and written on :)
  • I like all colors, especially if it's a well put together color scheme (but I admit I am especially partial to pink and blue!)
  • I am personally not very religious, so items relating to that would probably be better to send to someone else who will truly enjoy them.
  • 1 don't have any problems with profanity, dark/scary imagery, or risqué images, feel free to include if it fits the swap and floats your boat!
  • I'm not really a fan of sour candy


Comment: I litterally adore your card you really put the effort in there its adorable the photo's are lovely i also got my camera for my bday so i know what stage you are at haha also much thx for the little photo thingies <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I really had fun with it! Thank you for the heart :)
mandigutterrose rated for Book Sentence POSTCARD! on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Sounds interesting!
Comment: Thank you for all the likes and comments! Lovely to see you back for another round of Insta-love!
Response: Thank you for the heart, and for hosting! I'm a big fan of this swap :)
Comment: Thanks for your sweet comments and many likes :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I received THREE containers of AMAZINGNESS!!!! ... filled with hundreds (didn’t count them but each compartment probably had 50 or more beads) of beautiful beads enough to make a whole bunch of bracelets (happy dance!!!) … and some lovely “ephemera” ... and some unique stickers too!!! LOVE!!! LOVE!!! LOVE!!! Can’t believe how much you sent – soOoOooOooo generous!!! Your beautiful card (where did you get the card???) said it all … “Make Magic". You certainly packed a lot of magic into your swap and I can’t THANK YOU enough for this purely magical beading experience. I enjoyed all of our emails, the excitement we both had doing our first bead swap, and the anticipation of receiving the swap! I couldn’t have found a more PERFECT PARTNER!!! We were obviously Meant to Bead!!! Sending you a beautiful Hawaiian rainbow!!! MAHALO NUI LOA!!! (Thank You with love)
Response: I am so glad you received the package safely and you enjoyed what I sent! I was just blown away by your amazing swap, I'm so glad I could live up to it! The card was from a giant box of mystical type cards I got at Michaels - I'm pretty sure it was Hot Buy brand - I'll send you some with the pens I promised when I get a chance! You are the best partner anyone could have in a swap, I'm sure of it from my experience and from all your other glowing ratings. Thank you for being just a wonderful generous person! Meant to Bead!
ARTG33K74 rated for WIYM: Beginner Zine on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Fantastic zine! I took an ASL class and loved it. Thank you! <3
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun making it - I’m definitely going to try making more zines! I hope you still get a chance to use your ASL from your class:) Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the comments and the follow. I was stoked to see all the likes, thanks for going above and beyond. I followed back; I dig your Instagram profile.
Response: Awesome, thanks so much for the follow back AND the heart! I really liked your feed!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely comments!:)
Response: I really like your profile! Thank you for the heart!
mrsD rated for WTL ~ Blue on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: very pretty tapes all in blue and such lovely caligraphy on the note and envelope! thank you so much :)
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
christy102194 rated for Letter Set Letter USA #15 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: This paper is gorgeous~ Just went on a camping trip to do hiking - great time! And Pink Floyd! Love them :)
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed my letter! Thank you for the heart :)
MMark rated for Happy Little Notecards #77 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: I love camping too! Thanks for the notecard!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! :)
Leftie rated for Happy Little Notecards #77 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: ⛺️🏕⛺️ .. I hope you get the chance to go camping! ..😃 🏕⛺️🏕
Response: Me too!! Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Great postcard with all the super decorations, it made it — and so fun that you got it in Rome, loved seeing all the different languages instructing not to write below the bottom line!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed the card :)
Comment: Sounds like a yummy recipe! Thanks for the extras too and again I'm sorry for my mistake
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! No need to apologize at all, thanks so much for setting up the private swap!
newrule rated for Washi scavenger samples on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome washi samples and the cute stickers! Loved them!
Response: I’m glad it arrived safely! Thank you for the heart :)
AnnaM rated for WIYM: Animal Mail Art & Surprise on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Dakota, thank you so much for the lovely swap. I appreciate that you looked at my profile and personalized it. I loved the origami cat on the envelope and your handwriting made it all such a pretty piece of happy mail to receive! Thank you!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I had fun making it :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I love the paper you used. How cool! I am totally going to have to try the pickle/hiccup cure....it sounds interesting! The salt/sock thing sounds funny b/c you have to fry it in a pan - hahaha! One of my sons has chronic ear infections & is deaf in 1 ear b/c of it. Every time he gets a cold he gets an ear infection so I will definitly be trying out this one too. Thank you for your letter, stickers & the great home remedies. Take care & look forward to seeing you in more of my letter writing swaps. Take care :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! I really hope the salt sock helps your son, it’s always very soothing for me! It is weird to heat it in a pan but it works :)
Comment: Thanks for the like and the comments! Much appreciated.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!! :D
Response: Thank you for the heart! ❤️

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