Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2021 3:47 pm


Date Joined: October 15, 2018
Last Online: June 24, 2021
Birthday: October 4
Country: United States
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June 24, 2021: Update regarding my recent 3

This morning I received my first 3, and I am shocked, to say the least. I just want to let everyone know that I do send my swaps on time, and this is the first I've ever had any issue with a swap taking so long to get to its destination. I take great pride in the swaps I send out, and I put love into each and every one of them. I hope that is apparent to all of my past, present, and future partners. The only thing I can think of that delayed this swap is that I do live in a fairly rural area. There is some farmland, and the post office that the majority of my mail goes through is a one man show. Lol it is so small that the "open" hours are like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get. I've never had a problem with my outgoing mail, but there's been multiple times I just never received mail (my cousin's wedding invitation! lol, and a letter from my mom from over a year ago is still out in the ether somewhere floating around). Amazon 2-day prime is a joke for our area, it still takes over a week for things to get to us. In any case, all this is to say, if something from me is taking a long time to arrive, please be patient. Once I put my swaps in the mailbox, it is out of my control. I just hope that this was a one time fluke. Thank you!!

Hello! My name is Lauren. I've been a fan of snail mail since the first grade, which was many a moon ago. Since then I've had a handful of pen pals, obsessed over Postcrossing, and even married a mailman!

In my free time you will always catch me: reading, watching Netflix and Youtube, trying out new recipes, listening to audiobooks (mostly young adult) and podcasts (mostly true crime), playing Disney Tsum Tsum and Mahjong on my phone, and trolling the swap meets for deals on the weekends.

I'm an unashamed bargain hunter, and I love Dollar Tree, 99 Cent Store, and Daiso. I recently moved to Tennessee, and I've discovered the wonderland that is Ollie's. I also love to find treasures at the thrift store, as well.

Things I Love

Elephants - at one point I had a collection of over 500 elephant items!

Otters- They are so adorable, and I want to swim with otters one day.

Pineapples- I may or may not eat these everyday. I also like pineapple patterned things, too.



Butterflies- I'm trying to plant some flowers that will attract more to my yard. I think they're beautiful, and my dog loves to chase them.

Favorite Crafts

Crochet - I'm trying to learn amigurumi.

Cross Stitch- I've been doing this for years, and it is always so relaxing for me.

Dirty Pour Painting- Also very relaxing and satisfying.

Polymer Clay


Calligraphy- Both classic and modern hand lettering.

Origami- Mostly the cute little puffy stars.

Favorite Television

Gilmore Girls

Little House on the Prairie

How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Music

Pete Yorn

Empire of the Sun

The Shins

Phil Wickham



I'm currently in the process of starting my own backyard garden for the first time. It is quite a project, but I'm sure the results will be rewarding.

I'm planting all the things and hoping for the best.

If anyone also gardens, please let me know what you plant, as well as any tips or tricks you've learned along the way.

I'd love to give/get seeds from others at some point- that would make a fun swap.


Another hobby of mine is learning languages. I'm currently studying Korean and Spanish.

If anyone speaks these languages and receives me as a swap partner, please share some words with translations for me! Or if you have something with writing in these languages, and you'd be willing to share, please include that if you so choose. Even if it something random like a grocery advertisement. :)


Due to digestive issues (IBD) I've had to focus on homemade food. Most of what I eat is made from scratch with ingredients that are basic and clean. Learning to cook for myself and experiment with recipes has actually been an adventure. Most of the time I ask for small kitchen appliances as gifts. Bread maker, Instapot, ice cream maker, etc. Haha.

If you have a favorite recipe, please share it with me! Even if I need to make some ingredient substitutions or changes, I'd love to see what everyone else is cooking up. You could even tell me something about the recipe, too. Where you got it, when you cook it (is it for a special occasion?), what you pair it with? Bonus points for Instapot recipes and air fryer recipes. But anything is heartily welcomed.

I recently got a shaved ice machine for the summer. If you have any suggestions, I'm going to be having some fun with it for the foreseeable future. :)

Goodies/Surprise Ideas

If you get me for a swap that requires a surprise, I am overjoyed with anything you send. However, here's some things I particularly like:

-anything kawaii -anything with Korean writing on it -scrapbooking stuffs -recipe cards (with or without recipes on them) -sticky notes


Comment: Sorryy to give you a 3.. but this swap was sent super late.
Response: Obviously there is no way for me to prove anything, but I send all swaps on time. I looked back to see the date on this swap, and I'm super surprised that it is just arriving to you now. I'm shocked actually. The only thing I can do is give you my apologies. And I am sorry it took so long to get to you. Although, I'm not sure what else I could have done.
Comment: Thank you so much, Lauren. I love the postcard. I’ve never heard of a passport to Tennessee. I will have to check it out! Hugs, Kim
howdyholly rated for Bible verse Notecard #8 on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cool lion postcard! You definitely pick some handsome guys to crash on. I think everyone loved Robert Pattinson when the Twilight series first came out.
24Donna rated for Scripture Writing Swap on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing the wonderful verses you have chosen! I love the precious moments paper! Thank you also for the extras! God bless you
ÇisnerosV rated for Challenge! 15 questions #6 on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: I love it! Thank you so much! Extra goodies were really nice.
Fabriqueen rated for 2021 Bible Verse Swap #12 on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the inspiring scriptures and note papers! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Oh I agree, I hate roaches
pynart2 rated for PH: I'm Writing This Postcard.... on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: I won't tell! lol Restroom sounds interesting. Thank you for the lovely Post card. This was a fun swap.
Piccolo rated for 2021 List Pad Letter #4 on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the note on lovely list pad paper. It’s a bit hot here today-90F and humid. I have a big garden with lots of veg and flowers. I picked tatsoi, arugula, wasabina and kale for lunch today. I also picked broccoli rabe to have with dinner. I play guitar, but I started young. I have been to Oahu and I stayed in Waimea Bay and it was magical! No trips for me at the moment- we have kittens that we rescued. But the garden is too demanding for travel. Hopefully France is in my future... Warmly, Jenny
Reign747 rated for Bible verse Notecard #7 on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you! You chose great verses and I loved your notecard decorations.
cynaemon rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #10 on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the letter and I will try to write back as soon as I can:)
Fabriqueen rated for Butterfly Swap 🦋 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful items you chose for me! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Ladyadybug rated for Pen Pals in their 30's #1 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely mail - I will respond soon :)
rebeccag1986 rated for Pen Pals in their 30's #1 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks Lauren! I’ll write soon!
pynart2 rated for PH: The Weather, Right Now! on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Loved the post card. Hope you got a lot baked. Enjoyed you note very much. Sending you some hearts.
NRGordon rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #10 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Sorry for being late. I did this yesterday but didn’t click all the right buttons. The kindest of them all.
Ace330660 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #10 on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for commenting !
Comment: Thank you for the note and the extras, very nice!

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