Swap-bot Time: May 11, 2021 2:53 am


Date Joined: March 10, 2017
Last Online: May 7, 2021

Country: Canada
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About Me


I have been doing mail swapping for about three years now and I am having a lot of fun with it. Thank you to my good friend @blubutterfly for introducing swap-bot to me! I have a love of all things snail mail including: letter writing, postcards, stationary.

I like quirky, unique, homemade or vintage things. I appreciate thought provoking messages; a good quote from a philosopher, or touching poem is meaningful to me. I am an aromatherapist in my spare time, and I really enjoy naturally scented things.

I love nature and animals. Currently I have a calico cat and a Border Collie x Australian Shepherd. I love artistic tattoos, and have several myself, including a dragonfly, blue lotus, and a half sleeve that is nature inspired (bugs, bees, chickadees and dandelions). Even though I have a love of nature and animals I despise spiders so please do not send me anything spider related.

I am a vegetarian and I haven't met a fruit or vegetable that I didn't like. My favourite food is pizza, easy on the cheese and loaded with veggies. I am not much into sweets but crave savory foods.

I am not a coffee drinker, the occasional cafe latte excepting, but I LOVE tea. I like it traditional and simple. Orange Pekoe, Assam, or English Breakfast are my favourites. I like Earl Grey in the evenings. I enjoy flavoured black teas too. (I don't love green or herbal teas, but if you have an absolute favourite you want to share I am open to trying it.)

I am an avid amateur photographer. I typically photograph my daughter, nature, or landscapes. Looking at how light and shadow fall on things inspires me.

I have recently discovered Minimalism and am going through the process of de-cluttering my life both mentally and physically. I don't give a heart based on extras and don't look for those in my swaps unless its something extra special that you think I will truly enjoy and use. (see Things I Love, below)

I love to make cards and most of the time my swaps include cards and/or envelopes that I have made. I have an ETSY store where I sell a few of my items as well, linked above if you are interested!

Favorite Music

Electronic music is my favourite. I particularly love deep house and progressive psytrance. Indie Rock (hollow coves, X Ambassadors),. Some new country.

Favorite Television

I like to have fun binging on Netflix. My favorite series include: Community, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, and Gotham. I have fond memories of watching The X Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel.

I really enjoy watching YouTube. I get a lot of ideas for swaps and paper crafting there. I am also quite into minimalism and healthy eating, as well as alternative living. Some of my favorite YouTubers are: Brittany McCowan, Paper Letter Blog, Dactyl Life, Yoga with Adriene, lyriclover810, Clean and Delicious, Pick Up Limes, Break the Twitch, Living Big in a Tiny House, What I've Learned, Curious Life, The Rubin Report, Owen Benjamin, ODD Reality, Truth Stream Media

Favorite Movies

I love movies that make me think or laugh. I feel I have gone through enough grief in my life and typically go for feel good stories with happy endings or comedies. Some of my favourite movies include : One Week, Interstellar, The Martian, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 50/50, Mr. Right, Hancock, Love Actually, The Hunger Games, Deadpool, and The Princess Bride, but the list is ever evolving and varies greatly depending on my mood.

Things I love

Adventure Themes, Aromatherapy and Naturally Scented things, ATCs, Autumn, Bears, Blue, Botanical themes, Bullet Journaling, Butterflies, Bumblebees, Camping, Crows, Dandelions, Deer, Dragonflies, Ephemera, Die Cuts, FLOW magazine, Forest Themes, Foxes, Gardening, Handmade items, Hiking, Nature Themes, Magick, Mountains, Ocean/Sea, Organic Foods, Photography, Philosophy, Postcards, Purple, Rabbits, Raccoons, Shamanism, Survival/Prepping, Tags, Tea, Teal, Turquoise, Washi tape, Yoga


dmwcheng rated for Tea For Thee # 74 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Dawn, for the tea and your notecard. It's nice to get a message from someone within British Columbia. May you have a sun-filled weekend. <3 Cheers.
Sequoia183 rated for Creative call #1 on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: This is gorgeous Dawn! Your envelope was stunning! Thank you
eshasketch rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #3 on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Dawn! Thank you for the super special mail! I loved it all! I’m especially gonna treasure the smudge stick! Thank you!❀️ I will definitely send you a reply soon! 😊✨
Response: Woe... the mail is certainly taking its time these days. I am glad you liked the package :) I would love to hear from you!
Inesrv rated for Winter is coming on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: OMG.... It finally arrived!!! And it worth the wait! I love it!!! Everything! I'm so happy it didn't got lost! The stickers are gorgeous and I can't wait to try the Hot chocolate! And obviously I always like to receive photos! ahah If you're interested I'd love to write you back :)
Response: Yay! I am so glad it arrived and that you liked it! It was such a fun swap to out together. I would love to hear from you again. :)
Comment: apologize for not rating sooner it must have gotten tied up in the mail because I didn't get it until Monday. Thank you for all the goodies. Have a Merry Christmas,
Response: No problem! Silly mail, I'm sorry it took so long to get to you.
Comment: Thank you for a lovely pc and even nicer quote!! Love it!
Response: You're welcome Grace :)
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 72 on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the yummy teas, which are both excellent flavors! Cool oil blend, too!
Response: You're very welcome :) Happy sipping!
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: QSCP #13 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card - and yes it is spring here! We're getting rain puddles AND planting when we can lol. I need to do so much weeding though. All the best!
Response: Youre very welcome! Best of luck with the weeding :)
misscorina rated for Tea For Thee # 73 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome teas, can't wait to try them all! Really love the whale stickers and kind note too, thanks a bunch!
Response: You're very welcome! Happy sipping and swapping!
Jbee rated for Put nature on! #2020 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: thank you very much for the lovely and wonderful swap. I love the envelope and all the goodies inside! It's just wonderful to get such lovely mail! love Jill
Response: I'm glad you liked the swap! Thank you for hosting such great swaps! :)
Lotusemilia rated for Tea For Thee # 71 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely tea and the extras! This is a very pretty card as well ✨
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: I live the card and post card
Response: So glad you liked the swap. Thank you for the heart!
PrincessP rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #10 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: WOW! What beautiful happy mail :D You brought a massive smile to my face today! I love everything you included for me! The pocket that you made to store it all in is very clever, I will have to try to make one myself, and I can't wait to try the lavender mint tea, I think it might be the one I have later tonight, it sounds amazing. Thank you again for my swap, I really appreciate it xx
Response: Oh I'm so happy you liked the swap. Smiles and joy are what I aim for! Happy swapping :)
BLUR rated for Put woodland on! #2020 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Oh, my goodness! What an awesome swap! I LOVE absolutely everything from the handmade envelope to the cute fox, bear sticky notes and card inside. Especially the Polaroid of the mushroom! I would give you 5 hearts if I could. This was exactly the kind and generous mail I needed to receive today. (Teaching in a pandemic and being a single mom is beyond! ) <3 <3
Response: Oh yay! I am so happy I could brighten your day. For me that's what Swap-Bot is all about :)
Risna rated for SSM: October Pick 5 postcards on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderfully decorated envelope with the variety of not 5 but 8 postcards. I just love them! Take care and stay safe!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the postcards! Happy Swapping :)
Wildspoon28 rated for Halloween INSTAX photo Swap! on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for such a fun swap!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Such a great shot of the pumpkins -thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Halloween!
takinley rated for The Autumn goodie swap on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: I cannot put into words what your envelope/goodie bag of items means to me. I loved everything that you sent me; from the notecard, tags, cards, stickers and tea. Thank you for putting a smile on my face during this uncertain time. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season.
Response: I am so happy you liked the swap. Your kind comments put a smile on my face! :) πŸ¦ŠπŸŒ»πŸ‚
Twishlow rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #2 on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you Dawn!! I loved the little folder filled with stickers and washi. Is that photo near where you live? Pretty! I'm excited to try the dandelion root tea too.....I've never had that before! Thanks again for the lovely swap. 🧑
Response: You're very welcome :) I took the photo in Sidney, BC (a town near Victoria, about 3 hours away from me) The tea may surprise you. To me it tastes like a cross between coffee and black tea. It goes well with milk or cream!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the lovely note!
Response: Glad it arrived safely! Cheers!

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Inesrv on Dec 31, 2020:

Happy new year

Snaileditcrafts on Oct 10, 2020:

p Happy Fall my friend!

Rainydancer on Sep 30, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

Star7Lily on Jan 7, 2020:

Happy New Year dear Georgette, I hope you are safe and well at Home xx Jane and Anna

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


mandigutterrose on Nov 6, 2018:

Thank you SO SO SO much for the caramel apple spice tea. Your kindness really boosted me up, I can't describe how nice your act of kindness made me feel. It means so much to me.

yvonne401 on May 20, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



TC on Mar 13, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Before I can approve your request to join Newbie Helpers, we ask that you send your name and mailing address to one of the group founders, as stated on the group home page. Once you're in the group, all of our groups swaps are open to newbies. Have fun!

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