Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2023 2:02 pm


Date Joined: July 14, 2007
Last Online: August 23, 2020
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
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RE: my 3 rating; once my partner received my swap, which was either late or just not received, i asked if there was anything i could do to bring the rating up and she said, no.

RE: my 1 rating; i am currently working to rectify this one.

my name is irene, but just about everyone who knows me calls me reenie. (i recently changed my name since my divorce and am now back to my maiden name.)

i was born in los angeles, california on december 24th to my parents, who divorced 18 months later. my mom was in the us navy for 12 years and we moved around a lot. i've lived all over the usa but am settled in the pacific northwest, specifically, washington.

i was married to a navy submariner for 16 years. we divorced in june 2015. i am still struggling with my current situation and while i still feel poorly and often sad and angry about it, i am trying to stay positive.

currently it's just me and my cat, baer. he's the love of my life, well, the cat of my life. baer is a sleek black kitty with gold and green eyes. he was adopted from my local animal shelter in 2010 when he was just a wee baby. he's incredibly affectionate, intelligent, and stubborn. he loves heavily scented catnip toys (the more catnip the better!), crunchy cat treats in just about every flavor, although tuna is his favorite, and just about any flavor of canned food except turkey. he's my silky kitty and i adore him.

i adore snail mail, pen pals, reading, swapping (obviously), gardening, although I don't have a yard of my own, photography (i have a canon dslr, which i refer to as big daddy, and an instax), and journaling.

things i love:(for ideas) my mom. my friends, local and far away. disney. winter nights. disneyland. faeries. the magickal and mystical. bath & body works. christmas. manatees. greeting cards. twizzlers. cloudy, thunder-stormy days. fruit punch. the beach. amy brown's artwork. caramel apple lollies. glitter pens. stationery. snail mail. lilacs. barbie. butterflies. stila. mac. bonne bell. good luck bear. hydrangeas. candy-cane tootsie pops. starbucks. vanilla milkshakes. flip-flops. stickers. music. perfume. makeup

swap preferences: if you end up being my swap partner, here are some things you can take into consideration when sending. anyone who sends me packages of the gevalia cappuccino specials toblerone, anything with daim in it or cadbury jelly popping candy shells candy bars , old city/state starbucks cards, will forever be my bestest friend!

i would prefer to not receive any handmade items unless it's specifically related to my profile.

stationery: i like any and all sorts of notecards, postcards, and greeting cards.

  • kawaii letter sets
  • colored sharpies (med. point)
  • greeting cards
  • postcards
  • gel pens
    i'd love the marbled gel pens, as i've been having a tough time finding them lately.
  • stickers
    this includes sticker sheets & sticker sacks.

beverages: i love hot drinks, especially flavored hot chocolate, and unique or exotic teas. please do not send any dietary drink mixes.

  • flavored hot chocolates
  • plain hot chocolate
  • coffee
  • tea

candy/sweets: i despise white chocolate, so please do not send it.

  • starburst
  • m&ms
  • twizzlers
  • jelly belly jellybeans
  • chocolate
  • swedish fish
  • daim

miscellaneous: just a handful of random things i'm always happy to receive.

  • wrapping paper
  • wrapping ribbon
  • wrapping bows
  • washi tape
  • unused greeting cards
  • bubble wrap pockets
  • anything with faeries
  • postcards
  • postcrossing id number stickers
  • instax picture frames
  • bookmarks
  • anything decorative for adding to my journal.

please do not send the following:

  • white chocolate
  • dietary drink mixes
  • recipe cards
  • religious items
  • conservative/republican items
  • toys
  • eyelets
  • beads
  • gems
  • buttons
  • embroidery materials
  • knitting materials
  • atcs
  • erasers
  • potpourri
  • linen or floral scented anything
  • romance novels
  • jewelry (handmade or store-bought)
  • napkins/tissues/hankies
    i have an allergy to cigarettes, including the scent of them, so if you're a smoker, please make sure that the items you send do not smell like smoke.

everything else: i am not especially picky but i do detest anything that's obviously cheap. i love trying new recipes so please don't hesitate to send me printed versions of your favorites. mix cds are also welcome although i know we're not supposed to send them.

if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

Favorite Books

i love books. bookie-book-books. noms. i am an avid reader of just about everything, but historical fiction/non-fiction, specifically from the tudor- and elizabethan-eras, is often what i read most. i also enjoy reading mystery, fantasy, some science-fiction, and just about any kind of fiction. some favorite authors include anne rice, robin maxwell, margaret george, alice munro, juliet blackwell, amy tan, anne mccaffrey, mercedes lackey, marion zimmer-bradley, linda lay schuler, alison weir, octavia butler, chuck palahniuk, sue harrison, jean m. auel, wally lamb, isaac marion, jodi picoult, chuck palahniuk, and half a dozen others.

i loathe romance novels so please don't send them.

Postcard Preferences

i am a keen collector of postcards. while i'm happy with most kinds of posties, i do have a few types that i would give you a heart for sending including:

  • state maps
  • disney; characters & parks
  • paris
  • austria
  • greece
  • flowers
  • faeries

please, nothing cheap or tacky. please send me a postcard you would like to have in your collection.

Angels / Flakers / Non Raters

i suppose you're no one on swapbot until you've been flaked on. and more than once. flakes seem to run especially rampant in the kawaii community, and a lot of my flaked swaps involve kawaii.

- swapbotfool for the beauty wishlist
my list can be found on the swap page.
- MIZZb0obo0 for the hello kitty lovers
- lilpinkymaloof23 for the pick 6 kawaii items #1


jeepermom rated for Nature’s Wonder PC Swap #6 on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card. Mount Rainier is beautiful. I would love to live close enough to see that view.
noone7212 rated for Nature’s Wonder PC Swap #6 on Aug 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Traceyk rated for Nature’s Wonder PC Swap #6 on Aug 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard - I'd love to go to Italy one day. :)
Comment: Edit: Received the card. Thank you. Previous rating: Never received anything. Messaged you twice. I am happy to re-rate once you start communicating and I would receive something.
Response: I resent this months ago but have not heard from you that you received it. I followed up again but still have not heard back from you. I have not received any reply to any of my messages to you as of 8/10.
christywebb rated for 📚 Journal GIVEAWAY! on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: I hope all is going well with your intentions. "Drama makes more visible what each of us does when we pass over in our deepest, most immersive forms of reading. We welcome the Other as a guest within ourselves, and sometimes we become Other. For a moment in time we leave ourselves; and when we return, sometimes expanded and strengthened, we are changed both intellectually and emotionally.” ~Maryanne Wolf
Comment: Thank you for the extras! Your envelope was so cool! I need all the black licorice!
jillybeanie rated for Poetry Postcard on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: that's a tough lesson to learn!
Comment: UPDATE 6/8/20 - I just received your postcard so I'm upgrading you from a 1 to a 3. And I agree, I'd like to be on a beach somewhere as well. I hope you're feeling better now. I hate rating 1s but I never received your swap. If I do receive it I'll adjust accordingly.
Comment: Thank you for the notecards & the follow up note (re dog crap etc)
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap and for all of the extras!!
Comment: WOW!!That took a long time to arrive to me. I wonder where it was? Great job adding to the post card. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hi Irene! Your note had me giggling! I used to have large purses but due to that reason, have switched to a smaller one - of course there are times I miss being able to carry more stuff! LOL! I will pass on the traveler and thanks so much for the extra goodies - so sweet of you! Hugs, Stay Safe, and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for getting this to me and all the awesome extras you sent! I love them all! Hugs, Diane
suepier rated for First and Last Lines no. 14 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great Seattle postcard and sharing your book with me. It is a scary book.
cherlita rated for Faerie PC Swap #5 International on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: I'm glad to receive such gorgeous card! The moon fairy looks whimsical. I also love the "how to tell if there's fairy nearby tip" Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! Your note made me giggle. Glad to meet another adult unicorn lover!!
marles rated for SF-Not a Tourist PC USA on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I'm addicted to coffee:)
LadyJo rated for SF-Not a Tourist PC USA on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: What fun pc of the alpaca! I love these animals.
Comment: Received it, ready for the next round now. Thans for the extra's love'm.
sarahdaydreams rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #1 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful postcards! A beautiful variety. I'll have a great time with these. Wonderful swap! :)

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Catida on Mar 15, 2020:

I read through your profile to find out what kind of post cards you like. I just wanted to thank you for mentioning Amy Brown. I had never heard of her, but thanks to you (and google) I've now seen some beautiful artwork :)

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


PineappleTarts on Jul 30, 2019:

"If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney

Quote in a profile 📖 #1

amyscraftandmail on Jul 25, 2019:

Quote in Profile #1

Some of the most motivational quotes can be hidden in the pages of great books or in the message of a good movie.

Heres one of my favourites:

“For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ― Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sessalouise on Jan 22, 2019:

Hey. :) Messaged you about your address if you don't mind checking please.

spinjenny on Jan 5, 2019:

Hi Irene! Thank you so much for the thoughtful notecard and the cute stickers. They were a lovely surprise!

isabellasnow on Dec 1, 2018:


MissTullie on Jul 8, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful goodies you sent me for the CPG June wishes. I love the postcards, note card, stickers, washi tape and the adorable Kawaii memo notes. I am delighted with everything....you really made my day!

susiescottsdale on Jul 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the Birthday RAK you sent me today! I LOVE the lil Palm box with TH ink pad in my fav color and the other lil goodies you sent me! You are so sweet! =0)

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2016:



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