Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 8:55 am


Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2022
Birthday: October 18
Country: United States

How I Conduct Swaps/Rates

I Pledge to Rate

  • IF you do not receive a swap from me, PLEASE contact me before rating. I always send out swaps ON TIME, unless otherwise communicated to my partner. Allow me the opportunity to resend it, because it probably got lost in the mail. When available, I always get a tracking number and I save receipts.

  • I reuse packaging

  • I mark swaps as 'sent' when I have dropped it in the mailbox, sometimes that may be on a Sunday or a holiday (in the USA no mail on Sundays or holidays) Or be on the deadline date of the swap (although I try very hard to send it a few days prior to that to avoid gray areas). That being said, my 'send date' and when the Post Office post marks it, may be different. Please refer to when Swap-Bot says I clicked send. Of course, I am human, so there may be the rare time that I forget to mark sent, I will send you a message communicating this.

  • I have my mail going to a post office box, which I check a few times a week, usually on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. These days are also when I do any mailings that have to be weighed.

  • PLEASE let me know before rating if you have received a swap with postage due. I am an online seller and I am pretty accurate with postage calculation, but of course, I am human. I would appreciate a message and an opportunity to make it right.

About Me

I really LOVE swapping here on Swap-Bot and I like to think that I am very laid back. This is a fun hobby that brings me joy. That being said, I am not a stickler for dates. I don't even look at the postmark on envelopes. However, that's not to say that you should not follow the swap deadlines set forth by the coordinator. Additionally, I appreciate a heads up if you are going to be legitamately late with a swap. I'm not here to stress people out and generally, if I receive it within the month of the swap, I will not rate down.

Now....on to the fun stuff!

My name is Desiree and I live in New Jersey, USA. I enjoy swapping and have been on Swap-Bot for 12 years. I am always looking for new and long-term pen-pals, so if you are interested feel free to send me a message! I am not easily offended by things, I usually won't send things with curse words or anything, but I don't mind receiving them. I am transitioning to a vegetarian and eventually vegan lifestyle. I love recipies that are vegetarian/vegan. I also have an airfryer and a slow cooker!

Things I enjoy are:

  • Movies
  • Music,
  • Traveling
  • Shopping
  • Amazon
  • Crafting
  • Paper crafts
  • Pen-Pals / Writing letters
  • Vacation planning
  • Coffee

What I Collect

  • Postcards
  • Notecards
  • Stationary (loose or coordinated)
  • Letter sets
  • Shot glasses
  • Stickers (not planner or children stickers)


  • Kawaii (not into anime though)

  • Wine designs-- I really like items that have wine bottles and wine themes on them.

  • England

  • Gel Pens (papermate ink joy gel, gelly roll, etc.)

  • Mildliners

  • Fineliner pens/ fine point pens

  • Cute paper clips

  • Paris, I love designs with french words on them, especially love and romance theme and also items with the Eiffel tower on it. I really love the vintage Paris look and things that say "Carte Postale" on it.

  • New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are my favorite U.S. cities, so anything with these cities on them are awesome.

  • Blank Recipe cards, especially cute designed ones

  • Recipe cards with a recipe on it

  • Handmade envelopes

  • Tickets-- I really like the look of tickets such as movie tickets, plane tickets, the ticket shape, etc.

  • Disney

  • Tim Burton

  • Stamped images

  • True crime podcasts

  • Coffee - French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Columbian and Cuban Roast, donut shop roast

  • Black and herbal tea -- I love English and Irish Breakfast tea, Earl Grey, Chai, and certain hebal teas. I do not like mint, peppermint teas, or grape teas.


  • Religious -- I do believe in God, I do not like it shoved in my face or forced upon me. However I really love designs with crosses, rosary beads, Gothic crosses, etc.

  • anything political

  • Cigarettes-- the smell bothers me and I do not smoke

  • bad odors

  • paper scraps (unless there is still a decent amount of use to them and it's not just plain white paper)

  • Decaf coffee or decaf tea

Favorite Movies

  • Romantic Comedies (Friends with Benefits, Love, Actually, The Holiday, etc)

  • Comedy

  • Horror (I really like the Conjuring Universe series of movies)

  • Action

  • Documentaries (True crime, biographical, historical)

Favorite Television

  • Friends
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Anything True Crime (I also listen to true crime podcasts)
  • Strange and Unexplained shows
  • Paranormal
  • Stranger Things
  • This is Us
  • A Million Little Things
  • Law and Order Franchise
  • Station 19
  • Medical Dramas (Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam)
  • Outlander

Do Not Send

  • Teacher, reward, very childish stickers or items--I do not have any children.

  • Note cards with specific messages (Congratulations, Get well, etc.) i don't have any need for those. As stated above, "thank you" cards and of course blank notecards are welcome, as I do use them when I make online sales.

  • Any food items (individually sealed tea bag or K-cups for keurig are fine!)


JQ rated for International PenPals - January 2022 on Jan 17, 2022
Comment: Desiree, thanks so much for your letter! I look forward to writing back within the next two weeks and getting to know you more. I'll be sure to include an introduction! Cheers :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards
Comment: Love the recipe one!!
Comment: Thank you for the PCs!
Comment: I love the wonderful goodies! They are exactly ones I like...the desserts..yumm...LOL Thank you and happy swapping, see you at the mailbox!! Happy Swapping!! AND Happy New Year!
Maddashin rated for Fun Postcard Swap on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Absolutely love Forrest Gump too! Thanks ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’•
Aurora1 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #47 on Jan 7, 2022
mcovey rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #47 on Jan 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your card to send on
lrm1980 rated for Postcard Bag Round 6 on Dec 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap! I found a couple of pcs to trade.
crtsjffrsn rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #277 on Dec 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks for the cheery swap! Take care! XO Dana
Wingy rated for Saying HELLO from _____! - #1 on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you from Texas to New Jersey ;)
Comment: Thanks! I really like the Farmer's Gin one!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing postcards for my collection and the surprise of sunflower stickers! I love them all. <3
Comment: Love the cards you picked and the extras too... how cute is the panda paper btw... Thank you so much! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the fun selection of cards and extras. Have a great week!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for nice card!!
Comment: Thank you from this swap, I like how different each cards is!

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ccmmsu on Jul 21, 2021:


Thank you for returning my full ATC Bag!!

LisaRea on Jul 13, 2021:

I will have to watch the show the heights I have never watched it

Copperyn on Oct 19, 2019:

Best (belated) birthday wishes! I hope you enjoy Wicked!

wm on Feb 16, 2018:

let me trumpet my thanks!!! alt text

njstauter on Jan 21, 2018:

Thank you for contacting me. You are amazing! Love the PC you sent

groundhogstamper on Dec 8, 2017:
LowRain on Sep 16, 2017:

thank you so very much for sending an angel swap out to me for the mason jar swap. LOVE it.

nwgirl on Oct 6, 2014:

Hello :) USPS tracking shows that my resend for the Make Some New Friends Swap is available for pickup at your PO. Please let me know when you have it. Thanks!

kimberlym322 on Oct 4, 2012:

sending letter 2 for the Six Week Snail Mail Swap #4!

kimberlym322 on Oct 2, 2012:

Glad that the first letter made it to you!

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