Swap-bot Time: July 11, 2020 9:22 am


Date Joined: May 7, 2013
Last Online: July 2, 2020
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States

hi there!

PLEASE READ THIS PSA: So, due to the COVID-19, I have REALLY had to decrease my visits to the post office. I have asthma, and the people I live with are immunocompromised and one is 74.

Having said that, during the past 2 weeks, Ive noticed that i have been collecting a TON of swaps into a box in the back of my car (I keep thinking, “well, i have just 2 more swaps available to send tomorrow, so ill venture out then,” lol)

So during this pandemic, if i mark a package “sent,” it means that i have completed it, and its READY for mailing (trip to post office), that way i can remember which ones i have completed and which ones I haven’t. Therefore, i’m hereby APOLOGIZING to ANYONE who has not received older swaps from me yet— I am NOT FAKING ON YOU. ❤️

I love SwapBot SOOOOOOO much and the people i get to connect with is the best part of my day. I’ll be copying and pasting this into any messages i get about (hopefully slightly) late swaps just so you dont have to go to my profile to understand. ❤️ THANK YOU FOR READING THIS ❤️

Aaaand now we will continue with our regularly scheduled profile...:


I joined SwapBot with a goal: I LOVE to receive international swaps!!!!!!!!!!!! (and a full mailbox ;)

  • It helps with my anxiety.

  • I especially want to get postcards and anything else from around the world.... I will do private swaps with anyone who wants things from the US.

  • RECENTLY I began collecting my name, hand-drawn by anyone: “Hilary” OR “Harley” (Hilary is my real name, Harley my long-time nickname, or even my dog, “Gunner.” :)

  • I am obsessed with my doggo— Gunner is a Chisenji, (a chihuahua mixed with a basenji).

about me

  • I Just came home from galavanting in California, and Florida.
  • Now i live near Baltimore:Maryland, Alexandria:Virginia, and Washington:D.C. (known as the “DMV”).

  • I like to travel. I'm a 20-something female who loves the city... and the beach... and art... and music.

  • I believe in sharing kindness and i love mail.
  • I've never eaten meat before.
  • I'm in college for a liberal arts degree.
  • love adventures. I want to go everywhere.

  • I battled a fierce addiction to heroin and now i am in recovery with almost three successful years of sobriety. I am still trying to "find myself," whoever that may be. :)

about art

  • I grew up in an artsy family.
  • I have JUST started collecting stamps!!
  • i like glitter.
  • I like drawing, doodling and zentangle, usually with nice fine-tip pens or paint markers. *I want ideas for what to make with my 3D pen (its new to me)
    • Junk journaling
    • ive lived 1000 different lives. I like unique, obscure, even offensive or taboo related stuff. Just as much as i want wholesome stuff, i want trashy stuff, too. bring it on. :)

things i like

  • things from other countries or states
  • old movie stars
  • anything animal print
  • stamps (my new hobby! Teach me the ways, lol!)
  • dancing
  • music
  • my therapy dog, Gunner: a Basenji-chihuahua mix (a “Chisenji”)
  • BIG cats, like tigers, panthers, or wildcats
  • the beach
  • did i mention anything VINTAGE (and i mean ANYTHING?
  • bubblegum and candy, mint chocolate
  • fireball whiskey 👍 love it :)
  • bright colors
  • old sheet music (parents are musicians)
  • when my name is illustrated in a cool way (“Harley” or “Hilary” or “Gunner”)
  • tye-dye anything
  • New York City (was born there)
  • short stories
  • office supplies
  • homemade bracelets (ill cherish them forever!)
  • ATCs— here’s the deal: if you send me one, i will send one back! This is my new obsession. I seek to collect/send as many as i can.
  • small plastic animal figurines (Dinos, etc)
  • wooden figurines from Kenya/Africa
  • stickers
  • dinosaurs and llamas

my favorite music:

  • Sublime
  • Nirvana

But also:

(The DOORS, Citizen Cope, Ben Harper, Norah Jones, Muse, SOJA, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauren Hill, The Beatles, Ratatat, Elliot Smith, NOFX, Mac Dre, Tchaikovsky, MGMT, Hippie Sabotage, Mac Miller.)


I listen to these podcasts daily. Its an addiction, lol.

  • The Adam and Dr. Drew show (basically Loveline)
  • The Adam Corolla Show
  • This American Life (NPR) with Ira Glass

things i dislike

  • religious or bible-themed things, only because i have my own faith and maybe it is different than yours, but no better (UPDATE: Actually these days, i am seeking for anything religious because i want to hear and consider ALL views, so keep it coming if it’s something you think i should hear)
  • Donald Trump and MAGA (yuck)
  • tea - i don't drink it
  • country music
  • fast food - i dont eat it
  • super-unhealthy things like twinkies or little debbie
  • all bugs, even cute ones
  • gold jewelry

please don't send me

  • cosmetics
  • coupons
  • tea (i dont drink it)
  • anime
  • hello kitty
  • dollar tree items (i live near one and probably have it already :)

    but really, i'm thankful for anything

    and will re-swap anything I can't use!! :)

THANK YOU. Your friend, Harley (er, Hilary. Er, THIS GAL!) :D


LavenderSprinkles rated for Direct Swap on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Been waiting for over a month and you never rated me nor replied. It says my package reached you weeks ago. Please send my items and I will re-rate you.
beachchicken rated for Wishlist Swap on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: It has been one month since the deadline to send this swap and I have received nothing. June 1st was the deadline and it shows you mailed it out on June 3rd. I see your message on your profile about being late but I never got any communication from you about anything. I will change to a 3 when I receive this swap.
Eulegirl rated for Recipe Swap #1 on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: This recipe sounds really yummy, and I'll definitely be making it! I know where Ellicott City is. My grandma was from Baltimore, and we went to Storybrook Forest there sometimes when I was wee.
Justme72 rated for Happy Birthday Card - June on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful bday stuff, but most of all thank you for the wonderful letter in my birthday card - it made me cry with happy tears. Last couple of bdays have been hard ones. You were just so kind! Thank you
institches rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #7 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you, sorry about the mix up!
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! I've never heard of these books, I'm going to have to look them up :-)
StarburstOwl rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #195 on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card! I really enjoyed reading about your weekend. You just mentioning Warped Tour brought back so many good memories lol. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE your swapbot name! Now I know why I couldn't have that one! I have serious bouts of wanderlust. I also have a strong yearning to purchase a street bike and ride all around the country. Any time it is warm and i hear the sounds of traffic and the blub-blub-blub or a motorcycle, I just close my eyes and say a prayer for strength and patience!
cynaemon rated for Sugar Packet Swap on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much.
Jouaient rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #4 on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice swap! I enjoyed the cute notecards and the bits and bobs you sent! :) I've also been spending lots of time in my yard and going on walks. It's definitely helping to keep me sane! Cheers!
KyraSmith rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #4 on May 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Hilary! Thank you for the great postcard from Ellicot City. I haven’t been to EC in a good while. I have quite a few friends that live in DMV so I usually go through there and Baltimore when visiting friends not the East Coast.
Sagebrushs rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #4 on May 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Jenny19 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything! It was worth the wait :)
megan1230 rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #4 on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard and the explanation on the front! That's so neat and I love when people tell me about things local to them!
simplyjeannette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 29, 2020
Comment: thanks for resending - love everything
Response: Sent it :) thank you so much for understanding. I hope you love it!
kgomez101 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap :)
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for messaging me and sending the envelope. I really liked all the unique items! I appreciate the time you took to put it together and get it mailed to me! Thanks again, stay safe!
xSparkChildx rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!!! Love it!!!
Allegrae rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all of the great goodies! I can definitely put them to use. Your pup is adorable!

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Inesrv on Jul 3, 2020:

Hello! Did you read my message about the swap you hosted? I had never receive anything from my partner and her profile is really doubtful! I would appreciate an answer... Thank you.

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 2, 2020:

Hey did you send my swap and can you please rate me?

LavenderSprinkles on Jun 26, 2020:

Hey. I hope you are well. Any update on the direct swap and the one you hosted I sent?

LavenderSprinkles on Jun 10, 2020:

Hey! Was everything ok on the direct swap and your other swap I sent you?

Barbara on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Jen, Thank you for reading my profile and sending the beautiful miraculous medal of Our Blessed Mother Mary. It is very nice and I will wear it and feel her blessings!

PukeFacedFreak on Feb 29, 2020:

I barely just began writing on the back of a print out since I returned to swap not this year. I'd say "I don't know why I didn't think of this before" but I honestly think it's because I didn't have a printer of my own. But I'm so happy I thought about it! Just one more awesome achievement made by my happy brain.

lou on Oct 19, 2013:

Please check your messages ASAP! Thanks - Lou from WIYM group

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

QuilterinMotion on Jun 24, 2013:

Thank you for the PC from DC, Hilary. It was really nice of you to send it along. It definitely has a place in my collection!!! The cherry blossoms are awesome; wish I had seen them the time I spent a week in DC. Maybe another time! Thanks again.

QuilterinMotion on Jun 24, 2013:
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