Swap-bot Time: June 2, 2023 6:33 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2023
Last Online: June 2, 2023
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! I am Nicole, a cottage-core cottage witch who lives at Quill Cottage with my husband, dog, chickens, soon bees, and a large amount of ghost pets.

I have a really hard time describing myself, but I think it's fair to call myself a Jill-of-all-trades. I have dipped my toes in so many different things that I know a little about a lot. I could never pin myself down to be one thing (and I'm no perfectionist!) because there's so much life out there to be lived. If I focus on one or two things, how many millions of things won't I learn or experience? I'm all about living a big life.

My latest endeavor has been learning to raise bees to have my own apiary once we plant an orchard. I'm also currently training to become an herbalist and have been operating an apothecary from the cottage for the last year. The science of plants fascinates me. All science fascinates me, really. I'm insatiably curious.

I have a very dark sense of humor. If it's something that would make an average person blush, I'd think it hilarious. In fact, I'm a fairly morbid person to begin with. I have a deep reverence for the human body, including postmortem. Memento mori. Much to my late MIL's dismay, I can't resist a good fart joke. Dead bodies farting? Priceless.

It should come as no surprise then that my favorite color is black. But that's equal parts Audrey Hepburn and Morticia Addams, to be clear. I'm more "little black dress" than I am "spiked collar" and if that doesn't make sense to you, it's okay. In truth, I LOVE all color, even yellow and orange, but if I can buy something in black, I'll always go for black.

One cannot effectively live on a homestead without having some sort of love for cooking and baking. I love to make bread for the family and our garden keeps us supplied in veggies all season long. I usually have dirt under my nails and chicken poo on my boots, but please don't be confused: I am a farm girl, not a country girl. No thank you. I do not paint my jeans on, my girl didn't run away with my dog, and no one is crackin' open Buds in the back of my truck down at the river, okay? I'm a hillbilly, not a redneck.

The last thing I think someone should know about me is that I am mildly obsessed with my car. I've always been a car girl, but I have a deep love for my 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, all black, of course. Her name is Bad Kitty, but she's a good girl.

If we're paired up via Swap-bot and you have my address, write me a letter! I love getting letters and will happily write back. That's what I'm here for, making connections!

Big Warning:

I have both emetophobia and trypophobia. Please don't ever send me anything that would trigger either of those phobias. Swapping should not make me need to call my therapist.


I will be away from the mailbox for a few weeks, so rating will be slow going. I'll get all caught up when I return from vacation!


TaraBird rated for CPG-N QUICK: Pet Peeves PC - US on May 31, 2023
Response: Thank you!
e2java rated for CPG-N QUICK: Ugly/Unloved PC - US on May 31, 2023
Comment: The San Francisco  «awkward » postcard finally arrived! It was postmarked on my birthday in April and I cannot believe it took this long. Thank you!
Response: How silly. I bet that darn thing has been all over the US before it got to you!
Comment: Sorry for the late review. Thanks for the card.
Response: No worries! I'm just happy the mail goblins didn't make off with it. : )
suepier rated for Letter With A Prompt #2 on May 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the great letter. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much!
marles rated for PC ME #13 on May 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank YOU for participating!
SkaGirl rated for PC - No worries #2 USA on May 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're super welcome!
honeya9705 rated for 1 Day Quick Swap #3 on May 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for all the great things!
Response: You're so very welcome!
sera rated for Ugly PC Swap #72 on May 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
Response: You're very welcome!
HappyMom rated for PC ME #12 on May 19, 2023
Comment: Good luck building your animal rehab and thanks for the card. :)
Response: Thank you! I got a round of good news today on the rehab so all is moving forward!
Aseret25 rated for CPG May 2023 Senders Choice PC - US on May 17, 2023
Comment: Hello from Cincinnati! Yes, it's a lovely spring day here today as well - I have the windows open, so I can hear the birds. :)
Response: Sadly, it has dipped down to the low 40s here, but spring was nice while it lasted! Thank you for participating!
mjanssen1015 rated for ATP: Postcard With Puns - USA on May 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the funny puns!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for participating!
Cindymt rated for Letter With A Prompt #1 on May 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love the stationery you used and I had some stationery like that before, ha-ha!
Response: Thank you! It's not my style, but it definitely was pretty!
TaraBird rated for 1 Day Quick Swap #2 on May 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you SO much for the awesome swap. Love everything and will be writing you back soon! 🧙
Response: I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Thanks for participating (and writing back!!)
RachiiChu rated for Home Sweet Hometown PC Swap #1 on May 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Our big team is the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Response: You're so welcome!
alittledabble rated for PC ME #11 on May 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard! I enjoyed the fun fact. I don’t think I’ve ever had a buckeye. I’ll have to try one when I get a chance.
Response: They're certainly worth seeking out, but I'm a little biased. ;)
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
LLSBG rated for PC ME #8 on May 8, 2023
Response: Thank you, L! A resend is already filled out and on its way to you. And this one glows in the dark! Keep me posted on its arrival, please.
TwoTurtles rated for PC ME #10 on May 8, 2023
Comment: Love the story of the TwoTurtles! :) Happy Swapping!
Response: You too! Thanks for participating!
Sami8 rated for COLOR OF THE MONTH ...APRIL 2023 on May 7, 2023
Response: Hey, thanks! :)
Cindymt rated for Letter Swap on May 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I love your handwriting! I will write back soon if you want to continue our correspondence!
Response: I would love to keep writing! I have another letter going into today's mail for you from a different swap, but it doesn't really require a reply. You're good to write whenever you'd like! :)

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USAFwife on May 24, 2023:

Thank you so much for the reply letter in the sticker advent calendar envelope! It's very pretty, and I can't believe I've never heard of or thought of a STICKER advent calendar!! I like chocolate, but ... stickers. :) Cindi

bpl76 on May 12, 2023:

Thank you for my AATW wish Love them !!

yvonne401 on May 11, 2023:

AATW, May, thank you for the nice postcards and for thinking of me.



Fuchsi on Apr 5, 2023:

Hello :-) Yeah, it's very dusgusting, but when you want to use the public restroom, you have to pay for it. That's why I try to combine it with visting a cafe or having a short trip to McDonalds, as it's free to use these. That's usually meant for their guests, but when it's crowded, they don't have a clue. ^^° Another thing that might be important, but water isn't free at the restaurant either. When I visited a friend in New Zealdn they've out a huge carafe of water in front of us and I was already feeling a little nervous by the assumed price of it. I really wish they would give free water, too, but when you order water, you usually pay for it, as it's mostly the carbonated one. For uncarbonated water you have to tell extra. ^^° Have a great trip! Maxi

LunaUA on Jan 19, 2023:

Welcome back, Madam Not-N00b! Hopefully you didn’t omit this on purpose, but your old swap-not name was “December” in case any hosts want to sorta-kinda confirm your not-n00by-ness.

I feel useful. :oD

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