Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2024 6:39 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: May 18, 2024
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

MY LAST NAME IS NOT KATZ. I get more mail addressed with the wrong last name than I do with the correct last name. Please, please spell my name correctly. Thank you!

*** I don't ever flake. If something hasn't arrived, I will gladly resend. Just please send me a message and let me know before rating. Thanks! ***

****For postcard swaps, I'd love it if you sent them blank in an envelope, if possible. I won't rate down if the swap calls for them to be sent written/naked.****

I'm happily married and mom of adult children. I'm originally from Hawaii and now live in Arizona. Arizona has hot weather, so please don't mail me anything that can melt.

I send notecards and postcards to lonely seniors every month. Don't feel obligated, but if you feel the need to add a tuck-in with the swap, those supplies are always welcome! I belong to several organizations with lists of names, so ask me about it if you're interested in sending them cheery notes too.

I listen to audiobooks only. The books I enjoy most are in the suspense/thriller genre. Authors - Ruth Ware, Riley Sager, Gillian Flynn, BA Paris, Peter Swanson, Simone St James and others.

I buy my postage stamps from a stamp dealer, so I try to put interesting stamps on whatever I mail out (when my stash is full).

I love shopping at thrift stores or Daiso. I usually look for stationery. I have a serious paper addiction and always buy paper/stationery when I see it. I guess it goes with my love of pen palling. I have several pen pals all over the world.

Here's what I enjoy: audiobooks, true crime podcasts, cooking (stove top, crockpot, pressure cooker), farmers markets, decaf coffee, chai tea lattes, pen palling, making envelopes, period piece shows, Youtube videos of cute animals. I am a huge animal lover and have a senior chihuahua in our family plus we take care of a feral family of cats outdoors. I can't imagine our home without any pets.

My husband and I try to travel as much as possible. I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Our adventures don't have to be long ones....day trips or weekend trips are fun too!


Stickles brand glitter glue

Scotch brand glue sticks

Notecards with envelopes

"Happy Mail" labels

Stickers (no planner, childish, or reward please)

Kawaii sticker flakes

Unused USPS stamps (Letter or Postcard)

Non-touristy postcards (especially love colorful, independent artists' postcards from Etsy, Zazzle.)

9X12 manilla envelopes

6X9 manilla envelopes

Colorful pens

Fruity Tea (no loose tea)

Perfume samples


Please don't send me random pieces of paper like loose memo sheets, ephemera, etc.

I don't like things that cause clutter in the house (knick knacks, ornaments, etc.)

Incoming mail that smells of smoke (sorry, but I throw everything out including the extras)


Comment: Thank you for the swap and postage stamps! It is always interesting to read what others are doing..
emlawz2023 rated for TELL ME #40 on Aug 14, 2023
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating, I've been going through some personal stuff. Thank you so much for the card!
patricia8288 rated for PS: Postcards + an Item on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
coolcamaro rated for Places I Want to Go Postcard on Aug 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the nice card
ericabella rated for Hello postcard Usa on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm sorry you had to re-send. I appreciate it!
PinkPengin rated for Blind/Naked Vintage PC #2 on Aug 1, 2023
Comment: I love porpoise-feeding time and it made me feel slightly cooler just seeing the water, so epic win there! (Of course, a hot tub would literally make me feel cooler than our home state, sooooo... low bar?)
squince rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #43 US Only on Jul 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
squince rated for Any PC Hello - US only #3 on Jul 26, 2023
Comment: Cool card! Thank you!
Comment: I love that you matched a Narragansett Turkey stamp on a peacock postcard! TY!
Comment: Tracey thanks so much for your swap. The holiday stamps are much appreciated. Stay cool in the AZ I am matching your same temps but with humidity. LOL
Ettoad rated for BW & PP: What I'm reading on Jul 22, 2023
Comment: I will definitely be checking out your book - mysteries of any sort are always enjoyed! Lincoln Lawyer had been on my tbr list for a while (and do believe I have a copy somewhere!) Happy Reading!!
paperlover rated for TELL ME #42 on Jul 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the knife cuts postcard. I love Olivia Newton John and John Travolta! I still watch Grease all the time. There are some of their songs on the new Barbie movie soundtrack. I'm hoping to talk one of my friends into going to see it with me
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG-N: Ocean/Beach/Sea PC - US on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Awesome pc and I'd love to go back to HI:) Been almost 25 years. Bet the tourists have ruined everything though, lol!! Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap! I like the notecard, you wrote in. I also enjoy looking for stationary at Thrift stores as well!
TaraBird rated for PH: 4 Postcards in July on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra notecards!! ♥
soyprincesa2 rated for Quick Quick #3 on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: I love that you sent me a postcard from Harrogate England. I have ancestors from that area so it was really cool to see and they were vintage so that was pretty nice! Thanks so much!
MissBrenda rated for CPG July 2023 SC PC - US on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the PC.... Yuck on the weather there. It has been cool here, which I will take over heat and humidity any day of the week. Enjoy summer....
Comment: Thank you for sharing the other mail groups you belong to - sending cards to seniors is so lovely!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and tuck-ins! You are so sweet to help your neighbor! My 94 year old mother lives by herself (for now:) and nowhere near any of us and we are trying to convince her to move into a very nice independent living apt nearby....sigh.
Comment: Thanks for a great pc and swap! If it's 113 out, I'd be burrowing til Christmas lol!!

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Zefaniya on Dec 13, 2023:

Hello! I sent a postcard out to you today as I hadn’t heard from you in awhile…I hope you’re doing well!

PenpalSuchi on Sep 25, 2023:

Thank you SO much, Tracey for the super lush tissue paper bundle. I LOVE it. I'll have a little "thank you" mail out to you soon. xx

hazelwitch3 on Aug 22, 2023:

Thank you for the great postcards you sent me for the July Vintage WTA!

JKartstuff on Jul 31, 2023:

Thank you for granting my July wishes from the AATW group!

simcoe54 on Jul 30, 2023:

All About the Wishes - July Wishes -- Thanks for the packages of envelopes, postcards, stickers, stamps and notepaper. I can never have enough notepaper and envies, the pcs and stamps are perfect for my collections and my grand-daughters will love the stickers.

pianoheart on Jul 18, 2023:

Thank you for the cute envelopes for the forum tag :)

Poohtat on Jul 15, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW July wish. Very kind of you.

user6937 on Jul 13, 2023:

PH - WTA: your pc's have arrived; would love to go Australia and I really like the hiker on the mountain!

SuperNay on Jul 11, 2023:

Thank you for all the fun PDT labels for my AATW July wish! I love the variety. They are very much appreciated. :)

shinyserra on Jul 8, 2023:

Thank you so much for the "Send to the person above you" forum tag!!! I love the vintage stamps!

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