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Date Joined: February 14, 2011
Last Online: October 25, 2011
Birthday: November 30, 1988
Country: Canada
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About Me

UPDATE I went AWOL from Swap-bot when I got five hundred zillion jobs (okay, not really, but three is a lot for me!). But, I am working on resending my private fantasy map swap of which I am so glad I had saved a photo for the sake of my own pride!!! and will resume with swapping - very slowly - once I know it has been received.

I'm just a girl living in Canada with her boyfriend, Dave, and her menagerie.

I am very easygoing, but if your swaps smell like smoke, then no thank you.

It makes me sad to have to say this... but if I receive a package that has any dairy in it, I will not give a heart no matter what. My profile - at least the important part - really isn't long, and that would mean it wasn't read. While my veganism may be a life choice, my allergy and intolerance to dairy is not. "May contain" or "made in a factory that uses" is okay - whey, casein, milk powder, etc is not.*

I believe in recycling! Unfortunately, some of the irregular-sized swaps require boring, standard packaging. I am trying to learn what does and does not withstand the postal system. If you hate the envelope, I can pretty much guarantee you'll enjoy the contents.

| My History |

recent BFA graduate | studying via correspondence at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

| My Jobs and Hobbies |

photographer | community arts centre instructor | veganopia.net | house-flipper

| My Personality |

Creative | project-driven | childlike | passionate | loving | energetic | friendly | textbook sagittarius | honest | earnest | wanting to do good in the world

| My Favourite Activities |

Drinking tea | knitting in the winter | making my own patterns&sewing | playing with animals | playing Yahtzee on sleepy nights | making friends | making food | eating good food | working out | singing | traveling | gardening | reading

| My Likes |

all sorts of colours | reused/repurposed creative things | simplicity | photos | fair-trade | animals | travel | tea | NOT chai | bold or extra bold coffee | classic children's literature | books&reading | writing | letters | random acts of kindness | cute animal stickers | cream colours | classic pooh bear | delicate girly things | silk&bamboo fiber | gardens | photography | citrus | jasmine | black liquorice | pretty plaid | London | fair-trade chocolate (dark) | Beatrix Potter

| My Dislikes |

flakers | poorly-thought-out swaps | dairy | artificially-scented products (natural/essential oils are great though) | "kawaii" | cartoons | skulls | religious conversion | polyester&acrylic | many large cities | used dirty stuff | chai tea | most black teas | candies | hate-mongering | propaganda

| My Diet |

Vegan. No, not a scary and bite-your-head-off kind of vegan, but I do not eat or use any animal products. I also happen to be very seriously allergic to milk products, so PLEASE - no milk. =]

That includes whey and casein. If the package says that, no go.

| My Lack of Junk |

I do not like or want trinkets or things that I can't put to a practical use and don't really need. I'm not into cheapy stuff from stores that outsource to China. Well, not usually.

My Menagerie

ouchie flavour!

| Kitty |

  • Catheryne Rainbow Jewel Montgomery, age 19. Purr In Peace, my babe. January 1, 1992 - March 2 - 2011.

  • Sasha Alexis: We are currently fostering this little lynx-point Siamese. She's very sweet. I am considering making her a forever girl.

  • Danny McManly: We are currently fostering this handsome devil. He's a brown mackerel tabby with the most brilliant yellow eyes. He may well become a forever boy.

| Bunnies |

  • Bunbun Montgomery-Miller: I didn't name him, he only has three legs, and he's allergic to a wood shavings. He's a rescue from a pet shop. He doesn't know he's a bunny and is quite a silly little flopster.

  • Tommy Vanilla Buttercream Fancyears: he's white, he's got beautiful blue eyes, he's ridiculous, and he is a total bruiser when you touch his boyfriend, Johan.

  • Johan: Tommy's boyfriend. The smallest of five identical brothers who got beaten up and came to live with Tommy for some TLC.

| Fish |

  • Princess Goldyfins: This wasn't her original name. It does reflect her personality much more than any of the more sensible names we tried.

One-On-One Trades

I am interested in doing one-on-one trades with one or more of the following:

penpalling | photos | charity | books&reading | vegan recipes | chocolates | teas | travel-related | nature-related | eco-friendly | writing challenges | photos

My Style

I am a unique person with an umbrella full of interests, and as such my personal style is a constantly-changing aesthetic all of its own.

I have recently gone to short fringe that falls past my eyebrows with layers down the side of my face. I don't often change my hair, but I like the impish look this gives me.

While I think of myself as a vibrant person, blues and neutrals dominate my wardrobe. I have dresses in almost every colour, but my day to day wear is calm and muted with earthy and neutral tones.

Of possible note to be wary of:

  • I hardly ever wear makeup, and when I do, I am very particular.

  • I love scarves, but they aren't particularly flattering on me if they aren't pashminas.

  • Jewelry is another rarity. I like what I wear to be unique and timeless. Please don't send me any - I hardly ever wear what I own as it is.


If you want to make me a happy girl, here is a list of things that will do the trick! xox Check my Etsy faves for more of an idea.

(Warning, this is constantly changing!)

  • handmade vegan soap
  • dark coffee ground for french press/bodum
  • pretty envelopes
  • OPI nailpolish
  • heirloom seeds
  • decorative tape in gingham


Comment: Will change if I receive. Hope you're doing well. Haven't heard from you. You seemed like a cool swapper, what happened? D:
Comment: It's finally here! Surface mail = too slow! Thank you for the manga book and other things, in answer to your question they usually cost between £5 + £7.99 depending on where you get it from / which publisher it is. Sometimes you cam get them for less if its not popular/in the sale.
Response: Oh my GOSH I AM SO RELIEVED!!! I thought it would be slow, but at the post office they said it would only take a few weeks... A FEW WEEKS=like 8 weeks! I am glad you like it. If we swap again, I will definitely remember to send it first class!
Jester777 rated for CHALLENGE: Purple! on May 26, 2011
Comment: Ahhhh! Another wonderful swap from you! Lovely photos of course, purple is one of my favorite colors, and chives! Delicious! Great job, once again! :D
Response: Yay! I'm happy you like! :) I had the strangest feeling you would like the robin best of all... How strange is that! Also, chives are sooo yummy. Once mine go to seed, I can send you some if you like!
Jester777 rated for Birds of a Feather on May 26, 2011
Comment: Wow such wonderful photos.. you've got a real talent for this! I especially love the robin (means a lot to be since my middle name is actually Robyn) and the little ducks! Adorable! Great swap hun, you rock! :D
thinair rated for Fancy Tea Swap .::. International on May 25, 2011
Comment: Hey there! Thank you so much for sending the teas! They're such an exciting assortment and I really loved the green tea in particular ;)
Ikat78 rated for Mystery Poetry Challenge [1] on May 23, 2011
Comment: Rachel, what beautiful poems. Thank you:)
BambooPanda13 rated for Mystery Poetry Challenge [1] on May 22, 2011
tinkerbellgirlie27 rated for Quickie Sticker Swap on May 11, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for all stickers and extra surprises too! I love the cupcake envies :)
Response: Yay! If you're interested in adorable stationary like that, I'd advise you chat up kittenred on here, as she's the one who sent them to me! I just had to share with you, though! :)
AngelFaeryKathleen rated for CHALLENGE: Babies on May 10, 2011
Comment: Beautiful bunny, thanks for the tea, hugs XXX
Response: Glad you liked it! I LOVED yours! :)
melouille rated for Quickie Sticker Swap on May 10, 2011
Comment: Thanks for all the cute stickers!
Lauriez rated for CHALLENGE: Babies on May 5, 2011
Comment: loh what a SWEET bun bun!! He is just adorable! Bless you for saving him! What is WRONG with people?! Poor little baby!! I know he is well loved by you now! thank you for sharing his story! and i'm sorry to have to say that i think your envie got "hi-jacked" on it's way to me...it was all taped up weird with strips of what looked like white first aid tape...? and no earrings were to be found. (sad/mad face!) Thank you anyway for being so generous! Happy swapping!
Response: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Oh that makes me SOOOOO mad!!! Well I'm glad that at least the photo got to you safely! I'm really upset, and if I ever find another pair similar to the ones I sent I will definitely send them. :)
Jjean rated for Spring Into Spring! on May 3, 2011
Comment: Very Nice photos.....love the "matt" style instead of glossy..and love the little bird, just can't get that close with my camera....all were neat....cute bunny enjoyed them all....will place in my Club Photo Album with your name
Response: I love that you have a club photo album! I'm totally going to make one now, too! I'm glad you liked the pictures! I had so much fun with them! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great letter about your tea-party! I loved reading it! I'm sure I'll like the tea and I'll definitely try the recipes you sent me!
Response: AWESOME! I had tons of fun trying to decide who I would ideally invite! I hope you had just as much fun as me. :)
Jester777 rated for Pamper me Pretty! ♥ on Apr 20, 2011
Comment: Ahhhhh such a lovely swap! Thank you so much, I can't wait to take that bath and use all my goodies for pure pampering! :D Take care hun, we should do this again sometime! ♥♥♥
Response: Yay! I think so too! I'm glad you had fun because I did too! I had so hoped you would enjoy the goodies! It kinda changed over the process, but I liked the end result best! :)
Lauriez rated for Let's Explore #12 on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: oh Rachel-what a lovely swap you put together for me! I really enjoyed your letter and all of the information about the area, as well as the photos & their descriptions! you really did a great job, esp. considering you were not opearting at 100%! I so appreiciate all the time & effort you put into this for me. The photos are awesome-i have to say that the pine cones are my absolute favorite! I have a "thing" for pine cones...and i can tell you would get that! lol! Your letter was so sweet too and yes, i am living such a "fairytale" life, and it is amazing! I am one lucky gal! BIG HUGS for such a great swap-looking forward to more between us! Take care-big hugs!! :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and rating!!! :) I look forward to swapping with you again... And soon! I shall have another swap in the mail to you tomorrow.
Comment: Your awesome-sauce letter arrived yesterday. Random suits you! Thanks so much and I'll get mine out in the mail tomorrow. Say "hi" to Bunbun for me :o)
Response: :D Will do! Looking forward to reading your letter!
AndreaJ rated for Mystery microfiction 6 on Apr 5, 2011
Comment: I enjoyed both stories. I can't wait to read the one to my grandson! In the mystery, you managed to pack a lot of emotion in a small space. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked them both! :) I hope your grandson enjoys the one about the dog... I had a lot of fun writing each of them.
Leashah rated for Leashah&rachrnm make a swap! on Apr 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the tea and muffin recipe! Berryblossom White is one of my absolute favorites!!! :D You write a lot like I think (which is how I write, too, when I'm not trying really hard to write with a normal thought process!) and it's so fun to get a real glimpse into your personality! I'll write you back soon. :D
Response: Yay! Can't wait. :)
Glenn rated for QUICK profile swap #24 on Mar 30, 2011
Comment: The whole envelope and everything in it smells like DELICIOUS COCONUT. I have had a really bad sore throat for a few days so tea is perfect, it should help. Love everything, thanks very much and I hope you feel better soon!! **edit!** Okay so I'm drinking this tea right now and it's AMAZING. I used to be able to get loose coconut tea from this shop down the street but they stopped carrying the flavor I liked. I may have to convince you to do some private tea swaps with me!! :)
Response: Yay! Delicious coconut smell is always awesome. Glad you liked everything and I hope you feel better soon, too! =)
newadditions rated for Monthly Book Club - February on Mar 25, 2011
Comment: Your package came. I enjoyed reading your letter and the berry blossom white tea was very tasty! Thank you :)
Response: I'm so glad it got to you! :) And I'm pleased you enjoyed it all!

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MurphyPagan on Jul 7, 2011:

Now eat your veggies!! Be a good girl!! LOL Hope you are having a gr8 day!!

Leashah on Jul 1, 2011:

kittenred on May 31, 2011:

no sign of your package to me for our private swap.... its been over a month now... :(

Jester777 on May 24, 2011:

Hey hun, I sent your "GROUP: CHALLENGE: Purple! swap" some time ago, but got it back today needing 25 cents more stampage.. so sorry, how frustrating. I also hear there's threat of a Canada wide postal strike, so I'm wondering if I should wait to send.. anyways, I wanted to let you know so you didn't think I hadn't sent! Haha, seeing as how we're the only ones in the swap and all.

LadyStephanie on May 23, 2011:


katara on May 13, 2011:


for the letter! (I feel like writing about....Tag) Was a most enjoyable read and the tea bag was a nice touch!

LadyStephanie on Apr 24, 2011:

Welcome to the JOBS JOURNAL #2 swap! Hope you have fun recounting your careers. :o)

Nandin on Apr 22, 2011:

Thanks for hating Kawaii too. I thought I was the only one. :-)

MorgenSter on Apr 20, 2011:

Thanks for the bday wish on the tag game :DDDD

Leashah on Mar 15, 2011:

THANK YOU for celebrating my One Hundred Fives with me! :)

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