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Date Joined: September 13, 2012
Last Online: December 13, 2023
Birthday: October 7
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Raven. I joined Swap-Bot eleven years ago, when a pen-pal recommended it to me because I absolutely LOVE snail mail! I enjoy making Mail Art, writing letters, sending holiday cards, sending Post Cards when I travel, and sending small surprises in the mail. I find Swap-Bot to be a great way to meet new people and make new friends - because let's be honest, making friends as an adult is HARD!

I am 36 and I currently live in Ohio with my fiancé James. We have three rescue dogs: Willow, Blue, and Baxter. Willow is a Beagle/Basset Hound Mix, Blue is a Catahoula Leopard Hound Mix, and Baxter (our newest addition) is a Boxer Mix.

Random Facts:
♥ I am a Logistics Manager and I work the overnight shift. I really HATE the shift, but it's a decent job. I work from home full-time.
♥ I am currently planning my wedding (for August of 2024) and honestly never thought that there was SO much to it! Any wedding planning tips or suggestions, or wedding themed surprises are welcome!
♥ I am non-binary and my pronouns are they/them.
♥ I love the outdoors. I try to spend as much time outside as possible - in whatever form I can, be it hiking, lounging at the beach, or exploring a local park with James and the pups.
♥ I love to travel! I travel as much as I can (as much as my wallet will let me, that is!).
♥ I was born and raised in Connecticut, and lived in New Hampshire for five years before I moved to Ohio in January of 2021 for my current job. New England will always be "home" to me.
♥ I have no children of my own - but often refer to my three nephews as "my kids," as I co-raise them with my mom. (Steven, age 8; Michael, age 11; and Keith, age 16).
♥ I am an eclectic witch / solitary Pagan.
If there's anything you'd like to know about me, that isn't here, please don't hesitate to ask me.

♥ More Randomness ♥

When I am not working, travelling, or soaking up as much time as I can outdoors, my hobbies include:
♥ Reading
♥ Photography
♥ Crafting
♥ Writing my pen-pals
♥ Listening to music

Some of my favorite crafts include:
♥ Scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafts.
♥ Wood crafts (frames, shelves, etc...)
♥ Kids Crafts with my nephews...
♥ Floral arrangements...
♥ Wreath making...

Things I Collect
Some of my favorite things to collect are:
♥ Anything with ravens, owls, or flamingos.
♥ Anything Highland Cow. (Or anything cow in general, to be honest. My kitchen has a cow theme to it!)
♥ Anything with moose.
♥ Office supplies and stationary. (I love a good gel pen or a good fountain pen! Stationary always comes in handy for my letter writing.)
♥ Stickers.
♥ Scrapbooking and paper craft supplies.

♥ Mail Surprise Wish List ♥

Please feel free to send me anything you desire, as I try not to be too picky, but if you'd like to know more about my likes / interests / things I'd like to receive here's a list I hope helps:

♥ Handmade surprises - I'd love to receive something handmade - anything you craft is welcome, be it a drawing, card, ATC, soap, scarf, etc... - whatever it is, I'm not picky, I love handmade gifts. :-)
♥ Craft Supplies (scrapbooking supplies, card making supplies, papers, stickers, stamps, etc...) As an FYI, I do have terrible carpal tunnel and arthritis issues in my wrist and hand, so "fine motor" crafts such as diamond painting are terribly painful / not feasible for me to partake in.
♥ Gardening Supplies (seeds, bulbs, plant food, etc...)
♥ Treats for the pups! (Dog toys, dog treats, etc...)
♥ Things for writing my pen-pals (stationary, pens, stickers, envelope seals, etc...)
♥ Favorite scents: The ocean. Woodsy scents...
♥ My favorite colors are black, purple, and silver. I can't stand pink. :-/

* Just an FYI *

Please Note: If you do not receive a swap from me a reasonable amount of time for shipping once I've marked it "sent", please send me a message.


amyduff rated for Dollar Tree Christmas Stocking on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you Raven! What a super fun swap this was to receive and open! Loved the items you selected for me and will definitely put to use. Thanks so much!
Comment: Can't wait putting it up
Comment: Thank you! I opened it. Ha. I love the pen colors and cosy socks!
Lisserz rated for Fall Card Making on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Your card is adorable. I like the envelope too. It reminds me I need to make some envelopes. (Plain white ones are so boring.) Thanks for the extras.
Comment: Wow what a cool card! This is my first shaped card Thank you!!
Comment: I love how you put everything together. Can't wait to open my presents Christmas time, thank you!
SkaGirl rated for I’m Not From Here #7 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thank yo much for the lovely card!
Comment: sorry on late rating. Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card.
Itti rated for tPCC: holiday greetings & a recipe on Jan 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and holiday recipe!
Comment: merry Christmas! Thank you for the card
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the card:) Happy holidays

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CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 9, 2017:

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

RyeRye on Jul 19, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

sebastian122 on Jun 15, 2016:

anrtist on Dec 5, 2015:

to the APDG!
Such a fun & Awesome group !
Striving to keep SB Beautiful! ;-)
You are an officer so you may host whenever you want!
Be sure to enter the group RAK too, We just need 15 more members to reach 500 ;-)
Enjoy this fun group!
🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄
Have a great CHRISTMAS! Blessings, cc

sweetpea22 on Apr 28, 2015:

Thank you so much for the stickers for my S & W April wishes :) Love them :)

kiddomerriweather on Apr 18, 2015:

I'm so glad to see you back! Congrats on the job and the new apartment!

sebastian122 on Mar 17, 2015:

cmdunderground on Oct 25, 2014:

Thanks so much for sending to me for the Just Wishes group! YOU ROCK!!

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