Swap-bot Time: April 6, 2020 5:48 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2014
Last Online: April 6, 2020
Birthday: November 21
Country: United States

When I'm not on here I'm...

Biking or walking outdoors...I love to observe nature and get some great exercise at the same time. Getting a little wet and muddy is just proof that I had a great time. To see the flowers bloom in their season, watch birds and animals (even bugs) and just be around trees and water gives me great joy.

Cooking...It's a rare day when I don't cook something from scratch. When I'm away on vacation, I miss my kitchen. I have fun making things like bread, yogurt or candy. It's very interesting to try recipes from other countries or try new things with vegetables from my garden.

Reading...I spend a ridiculous amount of time reading. I like to read a bit of everything, but I am most delighted by classic English literature, fantasy fiction and mysteries. Just being inside a library makes me feel happy.


Realistic animals, birds, nests, eggs, trees, wildflowers, all flowers, fairies, kitties.

I like all colors.

Ginger, lemon, mint, dark chocolate. Indian food. Roasted vegetables. Fresh herbs. Homemade bread. Trying new recipes.

Mailboxes, real stamps, snail mail, stickers, stationery, notecards.

British things, such as British words and phrases, books and movies that take place in England, the Union Jack (I'd like to visit England someday)

Tea (black, green, herbal, plain, flavored, I love them all), teacups, teapots, tea parties.

I love handmade, love doodles, love mail art.


I'm pretty easy going, but I'm not into sports. I'd rather food/tea were in factory sealed packages. I do not use scrapbooking items or planner pages.

Favorite Books

Jane Eyre

Wuthering Heights

Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings

Night Circus

Hunger Games

Gone Girl

Agatha Christie mysteries

The Time Traveler's Wife

Peter Pan

Alice in Wonderland

Favorite Movies



The Princess Bride

Favorite Television

Downton Abbey


Doctor Who


Favorite Crafts

I LOVE crocheting! It keeps me patient when I'm waiting or forced to sit still.

I like cross-stitch, making friendship bracelets with embroidery thread, knitting and sewing felt crafts by hand.

I love writing letters and doing mail art! I like using stickers and washi.

I'd like to try beading/jewelry making.


Autist rated for May the FOURTH be With You Day! on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. That was a great letter. Thank you for taking the time for me.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark - I will definitely check these books out!
Comment: I loved your descriptions and reasons for each better than the movie book. Thank you!!
Comment: Great job on getting outside for all of those amazing sounding walks and hikes with family! You got a lot of nice variety in. I liked picturing all of the scenery and locations you described about where you went. Nature is so rejuvenating. Do you have another goal for October and lovely crisp fall weather walking? We also had a lovely heat wave in Sept, and now more fall-ish, similar to your weather. I did not succeed at my pushups, fell off that wagon because I kept wearing out my shoulders with gardening etc., or then just forgot, but I did so some pushups in my gym workouts that I didn't really log. I'm thinking I need to try it again but with not ALL pushups, but make it more varied tricep challenge to avoid repetative injury. Thank you for the flat surprises, I love mint tea. I'm going to sew the flower onto one of my winter hats. The handmade card is gorgeous! What is the chunky gold glitter that you used to edge the frame?
Response: That is a gorgeous handmade card, isn't it? I didn't make it. I have owned it for about a year, and don't laugh...it was too pretty for me to write on. So it became your "flat surprise."
Viridis5 rated for Downton Abbey List Letter Swap on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Valerie, WOW, I was not expecting the beautiful fingerless gloves along with the awesome quotes - thank you so very much!!!!! I'd give lots more hearts if I could :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and exercise log!
aprilivy rated for Healthier You Swap on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Valerie, Thank you so much for being so awesome. I love everything you've sent me the last month. I hope you're doing amazing. You made my month with the star wars hat!
Comment: Lovely!! Thanks for sharing your experience with me. I think this might be a good swap to continue.
elvenfire rated for August Tea Swap on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for lovely teas and your nice letter! Your cat sounds lovely. :) You asked if being vegan is challenging to me. I don't really find it challenging, especially nowadays there are a lot of options everywhere. But I like to look up restaurants beforehand when eating out or traveling to avoid disappointments. I'd been planning to try Settlers of Catan, it's a quite popular game here too. It sounds great! I tried Memoir '44 once. It was the Omaha Beach version and we played on the authentic date 6th of June at work. Thank you very much for complementing my English. :D It's not a second language for me but I read and write in it a lot every day. I'm not so used to speaking in it though! Greetings and pat on the head to your cat too and have a great day :)
scrappermama rated for Wreck this Composition Book #2 on Sep 23, 2016
Comment: Got it thank you! Haven't had a chance to admire it yet but I'm sure it's going to be amazing! 😉
AveryHart rated for AveryHart and teadrinker on May 9, 2015
Comment: Hi, Valerie! Thank you so much for doing the private swap with me. I received it Friday and am going for opening one a day (in answer to your letter wondering!). I love how everything is taped down and almost looks like a picnic table place setting. Using that gingham paper and a brown backing would be awesome! I may have to see if I can find some now and try it in the future... Summer is almost here.
lararecovers rated for Incentives to Get It Done! on May 8, 2015
Comment: thank you SO much! i loved this incentive! the coaster is beautiful and your letter made me smile!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I just opened your package this morning; thank you for all the fun items!
fiicus rated for fiicus and teadrinker on May 4, 2015
Comment: Valerie, thank you so much for the package. I'm sorry but I opened everything already and I love it ! (it's my birthday tomorrow, so I can splurge a bit, right ?!) I'll take the time to respond to your letter ASAP. I have a few letters to do in the upcoming days, but I'll get back to you. Thank you again :)
Response: Happy birthday! What perfect timing for fun mail!
agneslyra rated for Incentives to Get It Done! on Apr 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for this! Answering you, my first language is portuguese, I can understand spanish perfectly but I'm not that good at speaking... I will keep the kitty close to me! Much love
Spunkisam rated for Incentives to Get It Done! on Apr 29, 2015
Comment: You are so talented! Thank you so much I finally have my own coaster. trust me when I say everyone in my house appreciates it lol :)
Artsynerdgirl rated for Incentives to Get It Done! on Apr 24, 2015
Comment: Great letter and SUPER CUTE SWAP! I laughed so hard. :) Thanks for my note and gifts!
Tia rated for MATCHBOX: EASTER on Apr 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks!
jenm487 rated for Egg a Mailbox on Apr 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the egg! Everything in it was so cute
PookiePie1307 rated for Grilled Cheese Swap!!! on Apr 8, 2015
Comment: This is so awesome!!!! Thank you!
staceyflower rated for share a recipe. on Apr 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much!! I absolutely LOVED the white chocolate coffee. I can't wait to try the other two recipes :)

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bblue on Jan 5, 2017:

Thanks for the fb! I'll get it passed on quickly.

anrtist on Apr 5, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-)
Lots of fun swaps to choose from
Or join them all!
MAYBE even Host a few too ;-)

I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-) Blessings, cc

kittyhahahotbot on Jun 6, 2014:

Hello. I am your partner for SnailMail.

kerrydwynn on Jun 4, 2014:

I like your profile!! Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts ! You'll like it here :-)

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