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Date Joined: October 17, 2013
Last Online: October 22, 2016
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States

About Me

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” ― Phyllis Theroux

Hello! I am a Midwest transplant (from Madison, Wisconsin) enjoying life in the glorious Pacific Northwest.

I enjoy writing, sending, and receiving snail mail and crafts! I have been participating in postcard clubs for some time. A dear friend recommended swap-bot. I have met so many authentic and creative people who love snail mail like I do!

I love to organize and make lists and can get lost in a craft project or writing letters.

I am part of the Wandering Society and love to put on my walking shoes and just start walking, to discover new views and treasures of nature.

My obsession is that I love decorated boxes, small bags made of fabric, maps, mesh, newspapers AND also envelopes made from maps or recycled books. In short, the outside of a container always holds so much hope, doesn't it?

I always send correspondence on time and want to make each one is something that will delight or make some difference in your day! If you don't get something from me - please email and I will check into it or send another!

Every best wish! Life IS good!

About Me

Penpals, especially fun, authentic, interesting people, who like to think about the world they live in. I have met so many wonderful people with lifestyles and ideas very different than my own - it is wonderful! I also enjoy conversation, especially over coffee/tea and baked taste treat delights.

It is fun to get to know people who are different from me as well as those of you who share many things in common. Love long walks or hikes (especially in big cities, on mountain trails, or on the beach. Oregon was made for hiking!)

Favorite Crafts

My favorite things include:

  • Note cards, stationery, stickers, postcards: with images of books, tea, crown, cupcake, frog, or coffee images.

  • I especially like images of BOOKs and women or children reading or women reading to children.

  • good coffee or tea

  • interesting books (of all kinds)

  • interesting homes and gardens (architecture)

  • funny stories or cartoons

  • beautiful (and vintage) stationery and cards

  • items to make stationery, albums or cards

  • interesting postage stamps (unused)

  • pansies, roses and violets

  • journals, office supplies, planners, fun paperclips, pens, folders, fun envelopes, sharpies, brads, stickers, die cuts, etc.

  • tote bags, boxes, buttons, scarfs, costume jewelry, charms, letters, crowns, alphabets, gift bags or tags,sticky notes, scrapbook paper, new postage stamps, vintage jewelry, old black and white photos, new unused postcards, or old vintage new.

  • I like little things I can put in journals or planners.

A Thought - Quotes

I collect quotes and make individual journals photos and quotes for friends and family. When you write, please send a favorite quote or concept that has you thinking. I will send you one in return! If it isn't part of a swap, I will send or trade quotes if you contact me!

A thought:

“How would your life be different if...you began each day by thanking someone who has helped you? Let today be the day...You make it a point to show your gratitude to others. Send a letter or card, make a call, send a text or email, tell them in person...do whatever you have to do to let them know you appreciate them.” ― Steve Marabol


I have been asked what I would rather not get - that is hard because my interests are varied and I like to get surprises, things I have not seen before. However, this is my short list: - I rarely would use wrapping paper. I use cloth bags, recycled favorite paper bags and decorated boxes to use for holiday and birthday gift wrapping. - Vintage postcards or cards are welcome - they can show signs of wear but no writing please. - I am married to a chef - would rather not get recipes or recipe cards unless it is part of the swap.


Lonestarchild rated for I love Postcards on Sep 10, 2016
Comment: My mail was finally forwarded from Cambodia. Thank you for some great postcards. My apologies it took so long to reach me and for me to rate.
Comment: Thank you for the inspirational letter and the lovely quotes. I promise to write back in a few days.
Comment: Thx...........great stuff!!!
Response: Thanks for rating me - I was afraid the package never arrived. Hope our paths cross again!
Roxannya1 rated for NOTE CARD BONANZA! on Feb 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great cards Debbie!
Response: Glad you like them. They are my favorites, too!
EmmaLaura rated for Note Card/Thank you Card Swap on Feb 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the extra letter - a wonderful surprise!
Kvwanderlost rated for Note Card/Thank you Card Swap on Jan 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecards Debbie. And what a lovely, thought provoking, gratitude filled letter! I am also originally from the midwest (Illinois) there is something about us midwest folk huh? :D I also live my life with gratitude, I look forward to writing you back, we seem to have much in common!
Response: It was fun to write to you -would love to hear from you!!
NetteNette rated for It's a Write Day on Jan 11, 2016
Comment: Oh Debbie! This letter and extra goodies just made my day! I can't wait to sit down and write to you tonight :)
Response: I was hoping you would say that! So glad you liked everything, especially my letter!
Comment: thanks for the card
Comment: LOVE cardinals - especially on a snowy branch! :) We do have a lot in common .... :) I'm always up for a new pen pal ;)
Response: So pleased that you liked the card! Would love another pen pal!
Topaz rated for Send 1 Christmas Card on Dec 11, 2015
Comment: Doxie cards and Puffins ! Wow Just the critters I love to see. THANKS SO MUCH I thoroughly enjoyed the lovely letter you enclosed. My daughter and son in law moved to Eugene from Stockton, CA a few years ago. They adore the area. "Thanksliving" is inspiring. I appreciate that idea. Hope your holiday is chock full of exactly what you enjoy.
Response: You should visit, but bring your umbrella! Thanks for yourgreat note and heart!
dvmac rated for I love Postcards on Dec 8, 2015
Comment: Hi Debbie. I got your pc today. I really like it. Thanks.
Response: Fantastic! I think we are living parallel lives. Every best wish!
thebeholder rated for Just to say hello... on Dec 7, 2015
Comment: Hi there! Thank you for the wonderful letter and what a nice surprise of goodies! I am going to write you back tomorrow and I hope that we can become great friends and continue writing each other! Also would love to do another swap with you!
Response: I hoped that is what you would say! Can't wait! Every best wish!
hushpadwitch rated for I love Postcards on Dec 7, 2015
Comment: We have good taste! I love it! Thanks!
Response: So pleased you liked the card. Yes, we do have good taste!
justmesks rated for 5 postcards in an envelope #4 on Nov 22, 2015
Comment: Oh my goodness--I truly think I found my lost twin! What a beautiful surprise to receive your very welcome letter. I intend to write you but with the holiday's it might take me a little while. I love the cards you chose and the notes you included on the backs of them. Wishing your family a very thankful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Response: I felt the same way when I read your profile! Can't wait to hear from you after the holidays! So pleased you liked the things I picked out for you. To friendship!!!
mcorbus rated for Pick 3 Swap - September USA only on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much, U are amazing. I really enjoyed your precious letter. It really made my day and make me feel like we were old friends. Blessing to you
FrauSusii rated for Long letters penpal only on Sep 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter! You didn´t ramble too much! :) And you´ll definitely get a reply from me very soon! :)
SnailMailPals rated for Long letters penpal only on Sep 5, 2015
Comment: Nice Letter!!! :-) I am sure we will become great Pen Pals looks like we have allot in common..... received your letter yesterday and will be responding shortly..
Response: Looking forward to hearing from you!!
orangekittens rated for Pick 3 Swap - August USA only on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you for all the items. Love all the cards.
Response: I had fun putting it together!
Response: Thanks for the heart! So pleased to hear the card arrived! I was ready to send another. Every best wish!
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are welcome! I hope you liked the postcard. I do not usually sign up for postcard exchanges because I enjoy putting together a package that will make someone's day. It felt odd to just put a postcard in the mail. Hope our paths cross again, Cindy!

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RyeRye on Dec 21, 2016:



Candyn29 on Oct 29, 2014:


dacotahsgirl on Oct 11, 2014:

Hi Debbie! Did ya get my postcard? Just checking in with you to see how you are. {{HUGS}} :D

Stacy on Jul 17, 2014:

Debbie! I got your fabulous letter accompanied by a big pile of goodness! WOW! You really made me feel special today. You are a sweetheart! I will send something back to you, I promise. Maybe not a long letter (I have the attention span of a chipmunk), but perhaps some mail art? You really did make my day. What a kind soul you are!

dacotahsgirl on Jun 10, 2014:

Hi Debbie! Wanted to stop in and say hi! I will be writing you back soon. Things have been pretty busy around this household! Hope you're having a good day! (((hugs))) :D

dacotahsgirl on May 8, 2014:

You have a wonderful Mother's Day as well, Debbie! ((hugs!))

dacotahsgirl on May 4, 2014:

Hope you had a lovely weekend, Debbie! :D

VivaLaDiane on Apr 24, 2014:

[Your swap changed someone in the best way}(http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/119488) Please read. ♥♥

dacotahsgirl on Apr 21, 2014:

Thanks Debbie! I'll be looking forward to your letter and writing you back. ;) Have a great week!!

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