Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 8:41 am


Date Joined: August 8, 2019
Last Online: December 5, 2019
Birthday: June 27
Country: United States

About Me

NOTE: All my swaps are mailed out on Wednesdays. I work 9am-7pm every day except Wednesday and Suday (and no post on Sunday). The swap will be mailed, but I can only get to the post office on the closest Wednesday to the swap deadline.

Hello! I'm Raye :)

I'm a general manager of a national pizza chain. I work 50-60 hours a week, so penpals and swapping have become a nice hobby for my very little free time.

I'm relatively new to swapbot, but I have been penpalling since 2011, mostly through Instagram and Reddit, with a few found penpals through Postcrossing, I like to send and receive pretty mail. It's nice to receive mail that isn't bills :)

I live in a historically protected neighborhood, in a house that's been standing since 1890. We still walk on the original floors and lift the original sash windows.

I enjoy collecting and restoring antiques and vintage collectibles, specifically luggage and hard wood furniture.

When I'm not working, I enjoy practicing yoga and hula hooping (videos on my Instagram). I've been practicing yoga for about two years, and hula hooping for about 6.

Favorite Music

I enjoy: folk music, alternative country, lo-fi hip hop beats to study to, and have a solid guilty pleasure for Taylor Swift and Post Malone.

I can sing all of Hamilton from memory.

I've driven across state lines to see The Wonder Years and Jetty Bones in the same concert.

An employee once said, "I didn't see you as a Dolly Parton fan!"

I would do anything to see Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis live together. (They did a show about 3 hours south of me once but I couldn't get out of work)

Favorite Television

I have watched and rewatched Arrested Development to a fault. I can recite most jokes on any given episode of 30 Rock. I will always have an affinity for Lost. Recently, I am a fan of Black Mirror, Live PD, Trinkets, Atlanta, and The Good Place, True Blood,

I love cooking competition shows like Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, and Cut Throat Kitchen.

Favorite Crafts

I like crafting envelopes, restoring and refurbishing antiques, and creating collage art.

Postcards I Enjoy..

I enjoy most any type of post card!

Black and white and antique are my favorites

Travel and scenery are always beautiful :)

I like trains and old architecture, anything steampunk related, or anything depicting life in the 50s and 60s.

I love hippie culture so anything colorful or tye dye is also welcome.

Anything related to music is also beyond welcome

I'd like to receive..

Ephemera! I love vintage, eclectic and colorful ephemera :)

Hair decorations! I have dreadlocks, so anything I can tie into, wrap around, or hang in my hair is wonderful for me :) If you have a single hook hanging earring you cant find the match to, I would love to attach it to one of my locks.

Buttons or enamel pins. I can use them as "flair" for my backpack or work apron.

Stickers! I send at least three stickers in each swap I participate in (even if it's not required). I just really like stickers, and I think most everyone else does too :)


Comment: I have never received anything, still waiting forever. She couldn't bothered to send it so I guess she is a flaker
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Snail Mail Lovers 2 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating (first semester of school and I didn't realize it was going to be SO much work!) I loved your letter and everything else thank you! I will be writing back during my semester break!
isandie rated for A Note For You # 19 on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much, Raye! I love the little extras too! :)
Sylvia4647 rated for **Letter & Goodies Quick Swap!** on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter . . . as well as the variety of fun tuck-ins. I also liked how you decorated your envelope.
Shizuka rated for Desk de-clutter swap! on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: I got so many beautiful goodies, thanks so much!
mayrasaur rated for Just Randomness on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute array of items!
legiongirl77 rated for Thrift Shop Adventures #1 on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much! I received everything today and love everything! :) Have a wonderful day.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I went to the thrift shops with an entirely different package in mind, but I'm glad you liked what I happened upon <3
KatKit rated for Let’s Trade ‘Em - Post Card Swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Fun envelope with lots of goodies including a card from one of my favorite National Parks. Thanks so much for the Happy Mail.
InTheWoods rated for Ephemera (paperswap) intl on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank You for the stickers :)
Comment: Love the postcards, the pieces for my art journal and the card you wrote the note 📝 on! I plan on using it in my art journal 📓
porpie5 rated for Let’s Trade ‘Em - Post Card Swap on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap! You picked some cool postcards as well as the extras! I love the little cut-out man! Thanks again! Glad you get some down time to do something fun!
mistowls rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #17 ☆ on Sep 24, 2019
susanaudrey rated for A Note For You # 15 on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Hey Raye! :) :) :) Thank you for the great package and note you sent to me! I love the handwritten vintage letter and the bunny notecard, and everything else. And how neat it is that we have some common local folks! You know you're welcome to come back to the South any ol' time! :D Take care and thank you again!
Response: I'm glad you liked it <3 I was so excited to send it!
Comment: Hi Raye -- thanks for the great card from Carlsbad Caverns. I went there two years ago in December, and I had practically had the whole giant cave to myself!
PastelPhoenix rated for Mail Tag Swap #13 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: This was so much fun to look through! I love everything you included ♥️
Kokoxo rated for 🌺Penpals #1🌺 (PRIVATE) on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter and extra goodies! ~ Im so excited to start this journey with you 😊 This is gonna be fun! xoxo
2Hearts rated for Note For You # 13 on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Raye! You certainly outdid yourself on this one! I thoroughly enjoy the note and the donkey sticker gave me a good giggle! Thanks so much! Nancy
Kokoxo rated for Postcards I hate - 1 - USA on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for these awesome postcards and lovely stickers ~ The AZ PC is my favorite :) I'd love to take your offer on writing more! I've added you as a friend and will PM you xoxo ~
J198928 rated for Just Randomness on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the random stuff. Welcome to swap-bot :)
Response: Thank you :)

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Vintagecraft on Dec 5, 2019:

Another flaker in the making who cannot be bothered to send her swap. Americans are the worst flakers of all. After 16 years of swapping, I have learnt to be wary of the USA

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