Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: February 23, 2024
Birthday: October 18
Country: United States
I have been seeing this a lot lately with swaps that I get.. A lot of people are not putting the swap name on the swaps. Please make sure you put the swap name somewhere! I join a lot of swaps here and I do not have the time to dig through to see what swap it is. Sometimes I can figure it out easily, but I join a lot of swaps of the same type (such as postcard swaps). If your username and swap name is nowhere on the swap, I cannot rate you and will not spend extra time trying to figure it out. Thank you!
IF you do not receive a swap from me, PLEASE contact me before rating. I always send out swaps ON TIME, unless otherwise communicated to my partner. Allow me the opportunity to resend it, because it probably got lost in the mail.
I reuse packaging
I mark swaps as 'sent' when I have dropped it in the mailbox, sometimes that may be on a Sunday or a holiday (in the USA no mail on Sundays or holidays) Or be on the deadline date of the swap (although I try very hard to send it a few days prior to that to avoid gray areas). That being said, my 'send date' and when the Post Office post marks it, may be different. Please refer to when Swap-Bot says I clicked send. Of course, I am human, so there may be the rare time that I forget to mark sent, I will send you a message communicating this.
I have my mail going to a post office box, which I check a few times a week, usually on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. These days are also when I do any mailings that have to be weighed.
PLEASE let me know before rating if you have received a swap with postage due. I am an online seller and I am pretty accurate with postage calculation, but of course, I am human. I would appreciate a message and an opportunity to make it right.
I really LOVE swapping here on Swap-Bot and I like to think that I am very laid back. This is a fun hobby that brings me joy. That being said, I am not a stickler for dates. I don't even look at the postmark on envelopes. However, that's not to say that you should not follow the swap deadlines set forth by the coordinator. Additionally, I appreciate a heads up if you are going to be legitamately late with a swap. I'm not here to stress people out and generally, if I receive it within the month of the swap, I will not rate down.
Now....on to the fun stuff!
My name is Desiree and I live in New Jersey, USA. I enjoy swapping and have been on Swap-Bot since 2009. I am always looking for new and long-term pen-pals, so if you are interested feel free to send me a message! I am not easily offended by things, I usually won't send things with curse words or anything, but I don't mind receiving them. I am vegan and I love trying new vegan recipies.
Things I enjoy are:
Kawaii (not into anime though)
Wine designs-- I really like items that have wine bottles and wine themes on them.
Gel Pens (papermate ink joy gel, gelly roll, etc.)
Fineliner pens/ fine point pens
Cute paper clips
Paris, I love designs with french words on them, especially love and romance theme and also items with the Eiffel tower on it. I really love the vintage Paris look and things that say "Carte Postale" on it.
New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are my favorite U.S. cities, so anything with these cities on them are awesome.
Blank Recipe cards, especially cute designed ones
Recipe cards with a recipe on it
Tickets-- I really like the look of tickets such as movie tickets, plane tickets, the ticket shape, etc.
True crime podcasts
Coffee - French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Columbian and Cuban Roast, Donut Shop roast, caramel.
Black and herbal tea -- I love English and Irish Breakfast tea, Earl Grey, Chai, Matcha.
Religious -- I do believe in God, I do not like it shoved in my face or forced upon me. However I really love designs with crosses, rosary beads, Gothic crosses, etc.
Pumpkin spice (it is really hit or miss).
Cigarettes-- the smell bothers me and I do not smoke
paper scraps (unless there is still a decent amount of use to them and it's not just plain white paper)
Decaf coffee, decaf tea, herbal tea, fruit flavored teas.
Romantic Comedies (Friends with Benefits, Love, Actually, The Holiday, etc)
Horror (I really like the Conjuring Universe series of movies)
Documentaries (True crime, biographical, historical)
My comfort shows are: * Friends * The Big Bang Theory
I also enjoy: * Anything True Crime (I also listen to true crime podcasts) * Strange and Unexplained type of shows * Paranormal * Stranger Things * Law and Order Franchise * Station 19 * Medical Dramas (Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam) * Outlander
Teacher, reward, very childish stickers or items--I do not have any children.
Note cards with specific messages (Congratulations, Get well, etc.) i don't have any need for those. As stated above, "thank you" cards and of course blank notecards are welcome, as I do use them when I make online sales.
Any food items (individually sealed tea bags or K-cups for keurig are fine!)