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sunflowerpoems
Date Joined: January 13, 2018
Last Online: January 20, 2022
Birthday: August 19
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there!

I'm Makenzie, a 22-year-old girl from rainy Washington. I love mail swapping because I like to receive things that I can put in my journals, from notes to ephemera to art. My journals are a place I put beautiful things so that I can flip through them and feel my heart fill. I'm also an artist; I decorate the walls around my desk with pretty things and I use collected items in my mixed-media art.

I've been drawing for many years now. Typically my pieces are mixed-media; I use mostly markers and colored pencils but occasionally work with gouache and paint parkers. I would love to talk with more people who draw, since I don't have many other creators in my life who aim to continually practice their art. My Instagram where I post my pieces is @poppyanddaisyco or message me for my penpal information if you'd ever like to chat!

I'm currently studying Botany, with plans to become a Horticulturist and Botanical Illustrator. My dream is to start a small farm in the countryside, with fruits and vegetables and sheep and goats.

I have two cats, Daisy and Poppy. Daisy is a gray and white cat who loves to snuggle. Poppy is a brown tabby who loves to play. I also have a hedgehog, named Basil, who loves to sleep.

My mom gifted me her stamp collection, and I mostly collect nature-themed stamps and any stamps from Ireland. My collection is mostly made up of flowers, plants, mushrooms, birds of prey, songbirds, landscapes, European architecture, women with botanicals, fruits, vegetables, and farmland/farm animals. But really, I'm happy to receive any stamps, because if I don't add them to my books I can trade them!

I don't give hearts out based on extras. I give them based on the quality of the mail I'm sent and how likely I am to use it in my journaling. I take care to send out packages tailored to the recipient and I give hearts when I can tell that my partners have done the same!

My Preferences

Things I Love

  • muted colors
  • vintage book pages
  • botanical illustrations
  • floral ephemera
  • cats
  • hedgehogs
  • birds of prey
  • songbirds
  • plants
  • greenery
  • mushrooms
  • dried flowers
  • oranges
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • gladiolus flowers
  • bees
  • teas of all kinds!
  • fairies & elves
  • enamel pins
  • subtle Disney
  • Studio Ghibli
  • handmade art
  • poems of all kinds
  • pretty photos
  • wax seals
  • stamps (see above)

Please Don't Send...

  • bright colors (save for yellow)
  • neon colors
  • glittery things
  • food
  • coffee
  • washi samples
  • stickers with large borders
  • tourist postcards
  • unicorns or mermaids

My Favorites

Books:

  • A List of Cages by Robin Roe
  • FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  • H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Movies:

  • Cars & Cars 3
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Julie and Julia
  • Eat Pray Love
  • The Help
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Chocolat

TV Shows:

  • Bojack Horseman
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Scrubs

Music:

  • genres - indie folk & soft rock
  • Erick Irons
  • Ricky Montgomery
  • Hozier
  • Cavetown
  • The Icarus Account

Mail

I will not rate a "1" without contacting you first, and I will give ample time for you to reply and make things right should anything ever go awry. When I rate "3", I will do so honestly and will give you the opportunity to resend should you choose to do so.

I do not monitor postmarks; I don't think it is ethical to try to control someone else, especially if it is just over mail. I trust that you are sending on time, and if not, I believe you have a reason.

I hope that you grant me the same graces.

Ratings

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Comment: The swap was for 4 blank postcards. I received 3 blank postcards and 1 postcard with writing on it. But since you sent a washi tape sample, I’ll let it slide. Washi tape makes me happy. :)
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Comment: Thank you for your sweet note and for such a thoughtful swap! I love all the postcards and the extras. Elizabeth loves her stickers and little goodies too :).
Jafferty rated for 75 Post Stamps Swap {USA ONLY} on Jan 11, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun selection of stamps! I appreciate your finding ones from my profile list. Thank you!
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Comment: ohmyGOSH I love everything you sent me! I actually follow neimykanani on instagram so that was a very pleasant surprise. The stickers are so cute too! thank you so much!! Honestly I can't say I have a favorite Studio Ghibli movie but I definitely love Torotro the most aesthetically!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Holidays!
Response: Happy holidays! I tried to choose some teas that fit the season. I hope you love them!
marsiemade rated for 100 Postage Stamp Swap on Dec 10, 2021
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Response: I hope you found some stamps that you enjoyed!
Paintcraftart rated for Layered Pocket Mail on Dec 9, 2021
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Comment: Hello, I have finally received the swap you re-sent (yellow envelope with flower sticker) thankyou for sending very pretty layered pocket and goodies. Only thing that was really disappointing was your lack of communication over this swap. I know you must have your reasons but I personally feel it’s better to keep things clear. Anyway, I hope you are doing fine. Take care.
Response: I'm glad you finally received it and that it brought you some joy. Again, I apologize for the lack of communication; there has been a lot going on in my personal life but I concede that I should have been better about that. Best wishes in everything.
kammy rated for Postcard Bag Round 5 on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for pcbag
AnneliesV rated for 50 Profile-Based Stamps on Dec 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the nice selection of stamps
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Comment: Thanks for the stamps!
Response: I hope you found some that you loved!
Jafferty rated for 20 Stamps Swap #12 on Oct 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the stamps!
theprairiemailbox rated for 20 Stamps Swap #10 on Oct 26, 2021
5
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Comment: What lovely stamps! Thank you so much :)
photovivie rated for Postcard Bag Round 4 on Oct 23, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you (:
Response: I hope you were able to add some new postcards to your collection!
AnneliesV rated for 40 Stamps Swap #1 on Oct 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you
Aalicia rated for International - 50 stamps # 1 on Oct 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Loved the stamps thank you
BebPDM rated for Beginner-Friendly Postage Stamp Swap on Oct 7, 2021
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Comment: Hi Makenzie. Received your mail, finally! I can’t put a value to the joy I get when I receive mails so any swap that involves stamps, count me in! Take care! Xx
Stamper rated for 20 Stamps Swap #8 on Oct 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the stamps
Stamper rated for International Stamp Swap- September on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the stamps
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Comment: Hello! I'm so happy to be receiving stamps from you again! I love them! Thank you! <3
5
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Comment: Thanks, Marc

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