Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 5:29 am


Date Joined: April 5, 2018
Last Online: May 24, 2018
Birthday: July 27
Country: United States

Swap Info

I am new to swap-bot... please excuse the mess while I develop my profile! I am taking it slow so that I don't get overwhelmed and forget something or keep a pen pal waiting too long.

I have been lucky so far that no issues have arisen with any of my swaps. However, if something does go wrong and you don't receive a swap from me, PLEASE let me know before rating 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. However, please understand that I am very new here and I haven't done a private swap yet, so you might have to help me through the logistics of it!

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 one year old Blue Heeler (AKA Australian Cattle Dog) and he's named after the Dread Pirate Roberts from the movie The Princess Bride. He is full of energy but 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: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, re-reading Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

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!

My favorite authors are:

  • J.K. Rowling (of course, top of the list!)
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • David Eddings
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Orson Scott Card
  • George R.R. Martin

(bold = authors I have met and/or gotten books signed, italic = have a signed book but have never met them)

Favorite Television

While I'm always up for watching something new, if it's something dark or gritty, I find myself needing to watch something happy and light afterwards to bring my spirits back up! I seem to cycle through a few shows on Netflix, primarily:

  • The Office
  • Parks and Rec
  • Friends
  • That 70's Show
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Avatar the Last Airbender

Favorite Crafts

  • 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) I am interested in doing a loose bead swap with someone, DM to discuss!
  • Amateur photography/phonetography
  • Learning to watercolor! (am terrible, but having fun)


  • proud feminist
  • Harry Potter anything (Go go Gryffindor!)
  • washi tape
  • 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
  • mail tags
  • 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).
  • causes/awareness/rights/supporting others/breaking down stigmas info


  • 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.
  • I 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: Thank you for the sweet cards and envelope! I loved the collage map on the envelope. It made my day!
Response: Aww I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart :)
squince rated for Scattergories PC Series - R on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you! :)
Pdxmommy rated for FAST Swap - Get/Improve Ratings on May 18, 2018
Comment: I received my happy mail today! Everything made me smile. I loved the beautiful little packet the cards were in and I absolutely love the washi tape samples! Thank you so much.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! I had fun putting it together :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Happy summer!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy summer to you too! :)
Rosa1 rated for Theme: Dogs and Puppies on May 11, 2018
Comment: thank you!!
Response: Whew, I'm so relieved it arrived safe! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for a very thoughtful swap. I love and can use everything! Thanks again.
Response: I'm glad you liked it, I enjoyed picking them out! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Dakota, Thank you for the nice note and the tracker stickers! I enjoyed learning about what two books you are reading! I cannot read more than one book at a time..isn't that funny? I just cannot divide my attention like that. I am always impressed when I talk with people who can do it!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I usually have two books going, one physical and one audiobook for my commute :) Thank you for the heart!
draco rated for Favourite Wikipedia-article on May 7, 2018
Comment: thank you for posting your article. it was interesting
Response: Glad you liked it, and thank you for the heart!
allieo rated for Why do you leave hearts? on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your comments. It was very interesting to see what everyone thought about this idea. I don't think an electronic swap would usually qualify for a heart but in this case I am giving one just in the spirit of things.
Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts as well :) I gave a heart to my partner for this one too, seemed appropriate! Thanks!
Macw1975 rated for Quick Turnaround "Unwanted" PC #9 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Cool postcard, thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely comments
Comment: Thank you for the likes and kind comments
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart!
Comment: I enjoyed receiving the “Roma” PC from you. Love how you decorated and your message! 🙂🌹
Response: Thank you!
Nurse101 rated for Quick Turnaround "Unwanted" PC #9 on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank You for the post card, I've never been to ital it's on the bucket list!
Response: Thank you! I hope you get a chance to go!
Comment: Thanks! I'm gutted you're not taking on new penpals - when you are please let me know! I love that you're an interpreter and I love th sign language emoji. (I'm a hearing aid user). :)
Response: This message totally made my morning! I'll send you a private message about being penpals! Thank you for this lovely comment!
PurpleEars rated for Book Lover's Notecard Swap on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this!

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