Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2018 12:01 am


Date Joined: August 27, 2007
Last Online: August 11, 2018
Birthday: June 29, 1983
Country: United States
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Teacher, runner, writer, coffee addict, and paper fiend. I'm 33 years old, living in the beautiful mountains of Western NC. I've lived in a lot of places, but Asheville feels like my home.

I'm looking for meaningful penpal friendships with other thoughtful, like-minded gals & guys. I'm liberal, open-minded, well read & educated, and love to talk with other folks who are too.

I appreciate local music, dancing to 80s music, & reading in coffee shops. I exercise and take care of myself, but I'm not afraid to stop for ice cream or a cupcake now and then.

Crafts & Hobbies

I love to make cards, envelopes, gift tags and journals out of old book pages, sheet music, maps and any other interesting paper.


  • Washi Tape
  • Note Cards
  • Stationery Sets
  • Unusual Postcards
  • Unused Vintage Stamps
  • Sticker Labels
  • Journal Cards
  • Gift Tags
  • Stickers
  • Sticky Notes
  • Bookmarks
  • Interesting Paper Scraps
  • Photographs
  • Small Notebooks
  • 1 Inch Novelty Pins
  • Skeleton Keys
  • Target Dollar Spot Items
  • Felt Tip Pens
  • Super Fine Point Gel Pens
  • Pocket Letters

Themes I enjoy: Woodland animals (owls, foxes, birds, porcupines, snails, etc), penguins & sea otters, elephants, moon & stars, vintage items, red & blue airmail envelopes.

Favorite color combos: Blue & green, teal & grey, black, white & gold.

I have a personal size paperchase (filofax-esque) planner, and would love goodies for that. Dividers, dashboards, inserts, page markers, paper clips, etc.

While I prefer to receive goodies that suit my personal tastes listed above, I also collect goodies for my elementary school kiddos such as reward stickers and small prize box trinkets. These sorts of things always come out of a teacher's personal budget, so these extras would be much appreciated.

Coffee & Tea

I love citrus & fruit teas, spiced apple/orange, fruity green teas, & most black teas. My all time favorite - coconut chai!


I like my postcards sent naked, no envelope, stamped and written on. If you can't think of anything to write, include your favorite quote, a song lyric, or a book recommendation.

I usually prefer store-bought postcards over handmade. Quirky, weird, silly, artsy, vintage, or typographic postcards preferred over tourist cards.


Music: City & Colour, The War on Drugs, The Decemberists, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou, Father John Misty, Iron & Wine, The Avett Brothers, The Tallest Man on Earth, Red Sparowes, Bon Iver, Kurt Vile,

Movies: Garden State, Eternal Sunshine, 500 Days of Summer, Good Will Hunting, Stranger Than Fiction, High Fidelity, Better Off Dead, Away We Go, V For Vendetta.

Books: The Wildwood Series, 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, The Tao of Pooh, Cat's Cradle, The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, The Giver, The Handmaid's Tale, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.


I do not collect ATCs and I'm not interested in swapping Friendship Books or label/sticker bags.

I also dislike swaps that are clearly thrown together at the last minute or without any care. Plain white envelopes, sloppy handwriting, bare minimum = no heart. I give hearts very easily. I don't need a ton of extras, just the inclination that you took your time and at least skimmed over my profile.

Another big pet peeve... it's STATIONERY. Not stationary. They mean two different things. I'm a grammar snob and not afraid to admit it.


I mark my swaps as sent as soon as they are in my mailbox, never before. If I need to send late I will send you a message. Also, I understand that life happens. If you need to send a swap late, just let me know. I'm not a stickler for postmarks.

Postmarks: Asheville does not have a mail sorting center, so I've noticed my mail goes to Greenville, SC before it receives a postmark. This means that my sent-by date and the postmarked date may be different.

Postage: I often weigh my letters at home using a small scale and add my own postage. If for any reason a swap comes postage-due, please let me know so I can make it up to you!

If you don't receive a swap from me, please message me before rating. I have never flaked on a swap and don't plan to do so.

Finally, we're here to have fun and to spread a little love, joy & beauty in this world. Let's not take ourselves so seriously that we can't keep swap-bot a fun, peaceful place. Happy swapping, friends!


Whimsy1 rated for 3 Things in an Envie #2 on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Everything was great! Thank u!
greygooselime rated for 1 Stamp Randomness! USA #7 on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: I love the little PL cards thank you!
A127 rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Nice and cute Valentine and goodies! Thanks!
TwoTurtles rated for Send Something! #1 (USA) on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envie full of goodies!
Jafferty rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the valentine's card and extra goodies! Very nice!
njstauter rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: How fun! Thanks
Comment: Thank you!
rainbowadvocate rated for Please Excuse My Rant... on Mar 29, 2015
NorthernBird84 rated for QUICK: 3 Notecards #4 on Mar 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much! Your envelope arrived yesterday and I love the cards you set to me. Thank you so much. The owl card is my favourite xxx
gothbarbie rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #32 on Mar 20, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the neat PC Erin - I'm totally gluing it into an art journal! Love the colors - Marimekko is always bright and happy!
pammykn rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #32 on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: Great card -- love the New Yorker Cover w/ Lady Liberty -- magazine was only 20 cents in 1954! Thank you!
Yofu rated for Late Swap Lame Excuse Letter Swap on Mar 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lame and totally hilarious excuse :) Underwater sweater knitting swap and a five year drought rofl :D Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked it! I enjoyed being creative! :)
breathingoxygen rated for Window Pane Letter Swap on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely windowpane letter. I love all the bits and doodads you've put in and cannot wait to put them to use. We're getting warm weather here too and I appreciate all of the springy papers and ephemera. Thank you!
Psuke rated for LetterMo 2015 on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Hope you enjoyed all the snow days. :)
Comment: thank you for these historical facts. I have a number of friends in Asheville and never knew these things about your city.
Comment: thanks :)
flowerchild rated for WoW: My Favorite 4 Washi's on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: great washi! thank you for the extra paper - I will use it in some of my pocket letters!!! and your 'soft, sweet envelope' was like a breath of spring in my mailbox:)
Comment: Erin- I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved your postcard! I have a lot of postcards but yours is a new favorite of mine! Did you get your snow? Lol also I want to apologize for the late rating... This is not normal of me at all. Have had health issues and this winter living in the north has been a bad one. Best wishes to you! And thank you again!❤️
Comment: Can I borrow some paper? :-) I loved your 5-10 random facts! Especially the part about having too much paper, and your ethnic background. Thank you for the awesome postcard!

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Mugsie on Jun 30, 2015:


From all of us at "WIYM" group!

Hope you had a great day! My friend was late meeting me at the mail box!

sweetpea22 on Mar 12, 2015:

Thank you for the cute stickers & handmade envies for the swap tag! They're awesome :)

jamicam on Feb 26, 2015:

Thank you for the goodies for the Random Flat Envie PIF tag! Very kind of you and all will go to good use. :)

Barbara on Feb 24, 2015:

Erin. Thank you for the handcrafted journal cards and cute washi tape for the forum tag. It will be fun trying to make some cards too. They are very creative and artistic additions to my stash for journaling. Thanks again.

Melumebelle on Nov 11, 2014:

That's so cool! :D The others were that you've lived in six different states and you once won an arm wrestling contest.

simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2014:

Thanks for the lovely notecards & for hosting this RAK. Received them today.

MissWhimsy on Mar 27, 2014:

Thank you for the great RAK notecards & envies, they are so pretty! :)

sweetpea22 on Jan 15, 2012:

Thank you for the RAK Happy New Year note from the EOTPF group. It was very thoughtful.

kikilala on Nov 16, 2011:

Definitely love your PCfor the NYUP's PC tag, it is so unique ;-)

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