Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 11:22 pm


Date Joined: August 2, 2020
Last Online: October 25, 2020
Birthday: April 28
Country: United States

About Me

Personal Note (October, 2020): We have had a few family difficulties (a death and a cancer diagnosis) in recent weeks. Everything has been sent, but may have gone out a day or two after the deadline. I do apologize. I am also getting caught up on opening swaps and rating. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me. Thank you!

Greetings from the Desert! I'm 46 and work as a sign language interpreter and college professor. I have one child...well, teenager that I homeschool. I'm married to another letter writer, and my kid also has penpals. We LOVE happy mail!

I'm an avid letter-writer and love mail, but mostly letters. I make and love pretty, fun, themed envelopes, but am more interested in the contents of the letters. I always want to get to know you and, if you include a note and address, I will usually write you back.

I love to read, garden, sew, run, and watch movies. I live in the desert and love to try my hand at native gardening, but because I grew up in other places, I always return to herbs! I'm an introvert in a house with 2 extroverts, so I always looking for a moment of retreat. My favorite thing is to sit down in a quiet place with a glass of wine, a glass or mug of tea, a colorful pen, some lovely paper and connect with a friend at a distance.

A few favorite things

I have so many interests and don't tend to be fanatic about anything. I love creative expressions of all kinds. Here are a few things that always make me happy:


**Tea! (Loose Leaf is great, but doesn't work too well in the mail.)


**Matching letter paper and envelopes!


**Fabric samples (novelty, geometric designs....really most anything from the quilting aisle.)


**Sewing Notions (fun buttons, charms, etc.)


**Sign Language (I'm an interpreter)!





**I Love Lucy!

**Handmade envelopes!

**Handwritten letters! (I always write back!)


**Purple, Teal, Orange


Favorite Crafts

I love to sew, but I also love paper crafts and crochet. I enjoy vintage papers and decorations as well as paper napkins (for crafts...we only use cloth napkins, so I love singles to upcycle). I always love to get notions to add to my stash for inspiration. I also build cosplay costumes for my daughter and love a project that makes me think and problem solve.

Favorite Movies

I love the movie Chocolat, but can't actually eat chocolate, because I am allergic. LOL

I also love Indiana Jones and other treasure-hunting movies.

I'm a child of the 80's so popular movies from the 80s make me nostalgic, so: John Hughes and anything action-adventure.

Favorite Books

I love historical fiction, dystopian fiction, and suspense (but not traditional mysteries.) I usually have at least 3 books going at a time: One "easy, quick" fiction, one that would be described more as "literature", and one inspirational/spiritual.

Things I don't need:

I always love the thought that goes into the little extras in a swap or letter, but there are lots of little things I don't need and just end up in the recycling or being re-gifted. I'd always rather get a personal note than little bits and pieces.

Please don't send me:

*reward stickers

*single page note papers

*manufactured flat bookmarks

*coloring pages


Extras I love:

I do use many little things and would always love if someone sends me:

*Individually wrapped tea bags

*clip bookmarks

*handmade bookmarks

*paper napkins

*handmade envelopes

*Individual decorative stationery pages with matching envelope and stickers

*large stickers

*fabric quarters

Teas and other foods

I love tea!

I usually drink black teas, both caffeinated and decaf, and love Chai and black teas (Breakfast style teas are my favorite, but I don't like earl gray.)

I also love Rooibos and many richly flavored teas. Because it is so hot here in the desert, I often brew my tea and drink them iced. If you have a good iced tea favorite, I'd love to try it.

I don't generally drink fruity teas, and I don't drink green tea.


Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful letter sets! I love hem all! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Can’t wait to get a reply out
Comment: Everything was awesome and well packaged! Thanks very much! A lovely swap indeed!
NRGordon rated for Letter Set Stationery swap #2 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice stationary and extras. I have to get more stationary. Pretty much all I have is a bunch of Japanese. I have a decent selection of notecards but letter sets seem hard to find, especially when I don't like lined.
Lotusemilia rated for Tea For Thee # 65 on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and such a nice letter (and the stickers!). I hope your daughter's studies (and cosplays!) are going well!
Response: Thank you!
VKitchen rated for READ-THAT-PROFILE! Happy Mail #2 on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful swap! I love the space stickers, and I'm super excited to try the recipe and the rooibos tea. Your envelope was wonderfully decorated as well :)
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks!
Comment: The leaves are turning quickly but we are still enjoying lovely days. Calm and tranquil is good! Thanks.
Response: Thank you!
Jillemina rated for 1 Page Letter#21 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: WOW, WOW, wow! What an amazing swap! Thank you so much for the bee stuff! I absolutely loved it all. But more, thank you for the letter! I loved reading about your pumpkin festival. Makes me want to make a trip, in fact it put me in the mood to get out my fall decorations. :). I'll be writing you back soon. Jill
Response: I will look forward to it! It helped me start to feel like Fall, too!
Comment: Thank you for the great butterfly envelopes and extras.
Response: Glad you liked them! Thank you!
swayzer rated for Napkin decoupage envelope on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Carly, I loved everything you sent. I loved reading your letter and learning all about you. The Icelandic sweater pattern I thought at first glance was snakeskin. I absolutely loved the birds, so fun.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Yes, that sweater pattern is so unique! All the best! Hope to swap again with you soon!
Comment: I'll write back to you this weekend! :)
Response: Wonderful! I look forward to it!
Comment: Such an awesome letter and I adore the stickers! Thank you so much & I’m already writing back 😊.
Response: Oh, yay!! I'm looking forward to your reply!! Can't wait!
noone7212 rated for 2020 Postcard #4 on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Stachel rated for Pen Pal for Moms on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter on this beautiful stationery and also for the extras. <3 Look out for my reply soon ;-)
Response: I had fun writing to you! I look forward to your reply!
junemoon rated for 1 Page Letter#20 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter, writing about about a painful period helps, I'm glad you chose to write to me--and the paper you used is very lovely, a tribute to your mother's taste.I'll keep your letter and respond when both obligations and weather give me a break.
Response: Thank you! I will look forward to your letter when conditions permit.
lnguyen124 rated for Handmade Envelopes on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: OMG, thank you for all of the adorable and colorful envelopes, I can't wait to use them! Love the extras as well.
Response: Wow! It arrived so quickly! So glad you liked them!

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wolviechick121 on Mar 7, 2021:


Welcome to Mermaid Lovers Unite! We look forward to swapping with you soon!

ladydy5 on Sep 5, 2020:

Welcome to our group enjoy making those envelopes

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