Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2021 6:21 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2018
Last Online: October 20, 2021
Birthday: August 19
Country: United States
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About Me

Update 08.09.2021

I'm currently getting ready to move out of state, so I'm slowing down in joining swaps. I'll also be changing my address to a family members' to ensure that no letters are lost, so ratings may come a little bit slower. I am actively receiving mail to two addresses at this time, so if there are any discrepancies that's why! If you experience any issues please let me know and we can work something out.

Hello there!

I'm Makenzie, a 21-year-old girl from sunshiney California. I love mail swapping because I like to receive things that I can put in my journals, from notes to ephemera to art. My journals are a place I put beautiful things so that I can flip through them and feel my heart fill. I'm also an artist; I decorate the walls around my desk with pretty things and I use collected items in my mixed-media art.

I've been drawing for many years now. Typically my pieces are mixed-media; I use mostly markers and colored pencils but occasionally work with gouache and paint parkers. I would love to talk with more people who draw, since I don't have many other creators in my life who aim to continually practice their art. My Instagram where I post my pieces is @poppyanddaisyco or message me for my penpal information if you'd ever like to chat!

I'm currently studying Botany, with plans to become a Horticulturist and Botanical Illustrator. My dream is to start a small farm in the countryside, with fruits and vegetables and sheep and goats.

I have two cats, Daisy and Poppy. Daisy is a gray and white cat who loves to snuggle. Poppy is a brown tabby who loves to play. I also have a hedgehog, named Basil, who loves to sleep.

My mom gifted me her stamp collection, and I mostly collect nature-themed stamps and any stamps from Ireland. My collection is mostly made up of flowers, plants, mushrooms, birds of prey, songbirds, landscapes, European architecture, women with botanicals, fruits, vegetables, and farmland/farm animals. But really, I'm happy to receive any stamps, because if I don't add them to my books I can trade them!

I don't give hearts out based on extras. I give them based on the quality of the mail I'm sent and how likely I am to use it in my journaling. I take care to send out packages tailored to the recipient and I give hearts when I can tell that my partners have done the same!

My Preferences

Things I Love

  • muted colors
  • vintage book pages
  • botanical illustrations
  • floral ephemera
  • cats
  • hedgehogs
  • birds of prey
  • songbirds
  • plants
  • greenery
  • mushrooms
  • dried flowers
  • oranges
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • gladiolus flowers
  • bees
  • teas of all kinds!
  • fairies & elves
  • enamel pins
  • subtle Disney
  • Studio Ghibli
  • handmade art
  • poems of all kinds
  • pretty photos
  • wax seals
  • stamps (see above)

Please Don't Send...

  • bright colors (save for yellow)
  • neon colors
  • glittery things
  • food
  • coffee
  • washi samples
  • stickers with large borders
  • tourist postcards
  • unicorns or mermaids

My Favorites


  • A List of Cages by Robin Roe
  • FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  • H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald


  • Cars & Cars 3
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Julie and Julia
  • Eat Pray Love
  • The Help
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Chocolat

TV Shows:

  • Bojack Horseman
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Scrubs


  • genres - indie folk & soft rock
  • Erick Irons
  • Ricky Montgomery
  • Hozier
  • Cavetown
  • The Icarus Account


photovivie rated for Postcard Bag Round 4 on Oct 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you (:
AnneliesV rated for 40 Stamps Swap #1 on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Aalicia rated for International - 50 stamps # 1 on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Loved the stamps thank you
BebPDM rated for Beginner-Friendly Postage Stamp Swap on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Hi Makenzie. Received your mail, finally! I canโ€™t put a value to the joy I get when I receive mails so any swap that involves stamps, count me in! Take care! Xx
Stamper rated for 20 Stamps Swap #8 on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the stamps
Stamper rated for International Stamp Swap- September on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the stamps
Comment: Hello! I'm so happy to be receiving stamps from you again! I love them! Thank you! <3
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Eclectonote rated for 20 Stamps Swap #9 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: A very nice assortment of stamps sent in a cute autumn themed envelope - thanks much!
XwattsX rated for Bees #3 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: what a fun packet- thank you so much!
Selewis91 rated for Postcard Bag Round 3 on Sep 24, 2021
Response: Hope you were able to find a couple new postcards to add to your stash!
Stamper rated for 20 Stamps Swap #7 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Thank your the nice stamps
MissMinaPT rated for 50 Tiny Stickers on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Dear Mackenzie, thank you so much for the cute teeny tiny stickers ๐Ÿ’•
Response: I hope that some of them were ones you'll end up using in your projects!!
ephemeralcorgis rated for Put mushrooms on! on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: What an amazing swap! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome stamps. I am newer to stamp collecting, and I don't really consider myself a collector. I have a journal I place them in and it looks like my own personal art gallery. Have a fantastic day and happy swapping!
Comment: Dear Makenzie, thanks a lot for the lovely wax seals and the goodies you chose for me.
Response: I hope they fit into your collection. I loved putting together your envelope.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty transparent book page pockets. Have a great day๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ
Pandagirl805 rated for 20 Stamps Swap #6 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the stamps!
mymerakidesk rated for ๐Ÿ˜Š Make Me Smile #2 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you Makenzie for the wonderful swap. It made me smile wide. And how creative you were, to make the waterfall pockets! โค๏ธ The goodies and the flowers are just wonderful. I will definitely use them in my journals. I felt lucky today. โ˜บ๏ธ
gadasinialdigim rated for Profile-Based Washi Samples on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: hey makenzie thank you for sharing your washis with me and for angeling. i really loved your samples. I visited a lavender garden and i planned to make a pages for my journal these tapes couldn't match better :))

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