Swap-bot Time: October 13, 2019 11:15 pm


Date Joined: September 18, 2008
Last Online: October 11, 2019
Birthday: February 18, 1981
Country: United States
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I Pledge To Rate If you are my partner and have not received a swap from me, kindly message me. I always send a week early with a tracking number. Just to be on the safe side. I work extremely hard and go above and beyond on every swap I sign up for. That being said, the minute I receive your package. I will connect on to the Bot and rate you fairly!

I am super OCD responsible enough to send out all my swaps on time. I never over extend myself and only sign up for what I can commit to and always follow through no matter what. A couple of years ago when my mom died in a tragic and unexpected accident and even going through Hurricane Irma, I sent out on time and kept my swap partners informed.



2 Words: Impress Me

If you are reading this and you happen to be my sending swap partner, please note I do not give out hearts just to give them. I feel that my 10 years on The Bot I have only had about 6 swappers that truly blew me away: creatively, monetarily and with the time spent on their projects, crafts and gifts sent to me. Which is the same way I have swapped in all of my sent swaps to others going Above & Beyond, No Half Ass'n It if you know what I mean. I am posting this part bc I feel I have a super welcoming, well filled out and very detailed profile that invites you into my life and world. With that being said I am just completely underwhelmed with swaps that I am receiving. I put so much into my profile I think that it would be pretty easy to know what themes and things I would like sent to me. I get a lot of dollar store items and things I have no use for along with themes and packages I open and I am like what is all this crap, honestly. This isn't meant to scare swappers, just a reminder if you want a heart from me....Do the work, read my profile, and above all try to send me something I can use or say omg I am so in love with my swap package. ((Just Saying, I've been Underwhelmed On Here For Sometime Now. Make Me Smile Again.))


Harry Winston Watch Out, I Dream in Diamonds My name is Lauren and I live in the sunny state of Florida by way of Hollywood, California. SAHW & married the man of my dreams in 2010. Became a mommy on Valentine's Day 2013 & D-Day 2015. What can I say, I liked going into labor on holidays. My little man and princess have perfect timing is all I can say. I am still adjusting to this title called MOMMY & balancing my ever demanding career of costume making. Its a little nuts around here with cute little mini me's and a whole lot of crystals and feathers. LOL (SELFIE QUEEN)


I am a designer of all things Swarovski: Crystallized Bikinis, Extravagant Costume/Theme Wear, Vintage Luggage & Shoes. I love the creation process. A truly calming experience for me and I feel doing it right the first time (in biz and in life) is the reason why I have customers return time and time again. Theme wear & shoes are my favorite things to make.


Diamond Diamond Diamond Diamond

Because when you are a mom of 2 active toddlers…..sometimes you just have to “Press the Button”. No Judgements! Champagne

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French Chateau

I love homes that have true character, that hold a little mystery. I could definitely do some decorating damage to this house. Love this French Chateau Style Manor, definitely would love to own a vintage manor one day. Hey never stop dreaming! Two of my favorite websites for homes are: Circa Old Houses - www.circaoldhouses.com Chateau Gudanes - www.chateaugudanes.com

Painted Lady

Painted Ladies, don't even get me started. It would be like living in an actual doll house. I totally could live in one of them. Gorgeous stained glass, turrets, pocket doors, cellars and attics for plenty of storage and areas you can turn into work and craft rooms. Would die to own one of them! Not sure I could convince my honey bunny, plus he is way too tall to fit through the door ways.


I love Architecture. Practically obsessed with it. The most aesthetically pleasing to me is the Beaux Arts, Painted Ladies & those with blank faces and Mansard Roofs (Built By John Woolf). I am enamored by the ones built by Frank Lloyd Wright, although most I would never live in them. Except, maybe the Charles Ennis & Dorothy Turkel homes & the one his grandson built: The Sowden House which the alleged Black Dahlia Murder occurred. The homes are true treasures and were built during the turn of the century & inspired by Mayan Temple Style Bricks. I have been to all three of the FLW homes and even shot in the Sowden home for one of my photoshoots. John Woolf’s designs (blank faces & mansards roofs) with clean lines, almost looks if they are hiding a secret were mostly all built in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, I love these homes because it totally matches my decor style inside my home of Hollywood Regency. The tall high entry way doors with knobs in the middle is was totally does it for me. He built many homes for the stars during Hollywood's Golden Age.

Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel

I am so addicted to the past times and iconic treasures of the bygone era. There is something truly magical about a carousel and it is one of my favorite rides at Disneyland & World. The horses are complete works of art with such detail carved into each one. I would also love to own one of my very own carousel horses so I could completely cover her in Swarovski Crystals. Dreams are wonderful aren't they? I have actually rode the carousel below three times when I was in Paris. once in the hot air balloon in the rain, 2nd time in the Venetian Canopy Seat and the third time on a gorgeous horse with flowers all over the mane and tail. I will never forget it and hope to take my kids one day.

Paris Carousel

Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne

Hollywoods Golden Age, Culture, Society, Architecture & Haunts have always mystified me. I guess growing up there and really enjoying the scene never really let me go. I love the glamour of it all, everything has a story. So many things to see and do. So much history that I can’t help but immerse myself in books, stories and visit home as much as I can.

BeverlyHills Faye Dunaway

My obsession with the Edwardian Period, Gilded Age and all the way to the 1950's started when I felI in love with reading. This time period holds so much magic and mystery. I love how everything connects once you start to your research. I do believe in my former life I was an American Heiress. Lover of all things sparkly and diamonds are definitely my best friend. I believe in style, decorum and the family legacy goes along way. My dream would be to live in a grand estate with a full staff, but for now I will be grateful with living on the 11th hole of the golf course. Meeting up with friends for lunch, letter boxing, chasing my kids around, finding time to sit down & breathe are the activities that consume my current days.


Being an Heiress Is Not Easy: So finding things to entertain and inspire me can prove to be difficult at times. Here is a list of things that either entertain or inspire me in no particular order:

  • Women's Rights (Suffragette in the house)
  • Edwardian Period in NY (Titanic & Gilded Age)
  • Carousels
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • History of Hollywood, CA (My hometown)
  • Disney Imagineer (Disney Obsessed)
  • Hollywood Regency Decor, just like my home
  • 20th Century Architecture
  • Pin ups and Vaudeville Themes
  • Love Rosaries & Virgin of Guadalupe Stuff
  • Letterboxing check out www.atlasquest.com

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What I Collect


So I guess I am what others call “Certifiably Insane” when it comes to what I collect. I didn’t set out to be like this, it just happened. No for real there are 4 things I am absolutely obsessed with, well besides shoes & diamonds. Anything Cute & Kitschy made by the companies: Lefton & Napco. Lil Miss Priss is one of my all time favorites.love her so much that every time I see her at vintage/antique shops, I buy her right away. I look at her and I get that warm and fuzzy feeling like she is smiling right at me. They are hard to find and when you do they are quite a bit of money. I did happened to snag the cookie jar for $15 and have seen it on eBay selling at almost $400. Crazy I know. So when I am out and about or see a good deal I grab her. I love Fenton Glass: All the Pastel Milk Glass Hobnail Line, Silver Turquoise & Rose. My true obsession is Mulberry Overlay circa 1941, if you have seen one in person you will understand why. love 1940's Chalkware wall pockets of Mermaids, Sea Horses and Fish. I am currently redo-ing my pool house bathroom with an Enchantment Under the Sea Theme. It's so cute and my kids just love it. I also love vintage & Victorian postcards and cards. Basically anything your 85 gramma has that’s what I am after.

Movies, Music & TV


So my New Year's resolution was to stop watching reality TV shows. So if it's not an amazing series with a great story or how to show then I am just not interested anymore. If I happen to be watching I am definitely only tuned into:

  • Dancing with the Stars (I love the costumes)

  • Football (S, M, & Th above everything)

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (OMG I Die)

  • Real Time with Bill Maher

  • Hallmarks Countdown To Christmas (Obsesssd)

Vintage TV

I love watching old black and white 50's game shows like What's My Line, Password, and Beat the Clock and Same Name. They just remind me of some very glamorous time.


I love Sinatra and Big Band 40's era music, especially while I work. I also like late 90's hip/hop. And I am fan of Classic Rock and Roll and Alternative while singing at the top of my lungs in the car. And House Music (Swedish House Mafia is my favorite & Calvin Harris), when I really want to let loose!

Hichcock Birds


I love movies, I am in the cinema at least once a week. My favorite films are those from the Golden Age of Hollywood and Modern Dramas. I see everything in between but those time periods for movies are my favorite. I am obsessed with Hitchcock, love his style of psychological suspense: the music, locations and style of directing. Rear Window, The Birds, Psycho and To Catch A Thief are probably my top 3 all around but I love North By Northwest too. I collect anything Hitchcock and consider him one of the spookiest (bc I don't like gore). He sets my scary/spooky barometer.

Disney Obsession

DIsney Ears DIsney Ears DIsney Ears

My home away from home, it is where I am the happiest. I am so obsessed. On my 40th Birthday, I would like to renew my vows at DisneyWorld. We even named our Black & White Persian Cat Disney! Disney means more to me than life itself.

Disney Castle

So, I have been in love with Disney practically my whole life, but after my mom passed away I damn near became obsessed with the subject and all things Ears related. She used to work for Disney when she was younger, And was even a model for all the Disney Training Videos. She really enjoyed her time at Disney and I believe this is where she learned all about being a kind but fair business woman. She always talked highly of the behind the scenes magic and how she could always incorporate her training from Disney in everyday situations She was amazing and I loved hearing about her Disney stories.

My favorite Character of all time is Minnie Mouse. I believe my husband is my Mickey and I am his Minnie. I read anything and everything about Disney. I am now more interested in the building of the park, the imagineers, how the rides and movies were made.

I am also obsessed with Pin Trading, so if. you pin trade....Let's Trade. Some of the themes I collect:

  • Minnie Mouse

  • Jiminy Cricket

  • Birds from the Tiki Room

  • Haunted Mansion ((Anything))

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Fantasia ((Anything))

  • Club 33 & Blue Bayou

Minnie Mouse

And, I can't forget Jiminy Cricket, the littlest character with the biggest heart. I live my life through his kind words "Always let your conscience be your guide" you will never be lost if you always do the right thing.

My Wishlist

  • Anything On My Amazon Favorites
  • Necco Wafer & Conversation Candy Hearts
  • Ring Pops (My son is obsessed)
  • Candy Necklaces (My Daughter loves them)
  • Magnets For My Fridge
  • Lottery Scratchers
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Jigsaw Puzzles over 500 pieces
  • Flamingos & Arabian Horses
    (My Spirit Bird & Animal)
  • Anything Disney Related
  • Disney Trading Pins
  • Persian Cats

Carousel Horse

RAK's & Angels


@LadyStephanie - Scented Soaps (Package) - Sent 1-15-2010

@ShadowAkiyah - Stationery Set (Package) - Sent 11-12-2010

@Kim91262 - Replenish Strawberry Mentos Stash (Flat Mail) -Sent 1-10-2011

@PinkMudd - Post Cards with Animals (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-2-2011

@JenniferKaos - 4 Twilight Journals (Package) - Sent 6-23-2012

@FrancescaP - Huge Box Of Gardetto's (Box) Sent 7-1-2014

@Usacricket - Secret Santa For Her Daugther (Boxes) Sent 12-7-2014

@Fenix825 - Haribo Raspberries (Lil' Box) Sent 2-5-2018

@VivaLaDiane - Box of Goodies Coco Theme (Big Box) Sent 11-29-2018


@Keahirada - Coloring Book Swap (Package) - Sent 12-10-2010

@Kim91262 - Music To Run By CD Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 1-10-2011

@Keahirada - Journal With A Twist Swap (Package)- Sent 1-11-2011

@LadyRose - $10 Gift Card Swap (Flat Mail, sent $20) - Sent 2-1-2011

@ShadowAkiyah - I Want More Penpals #3 (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-2-2011

@Keahirada - CPG Flat Envie Profile Swap US Only (Package)- Sent 2-2-2011

@Keahirada - Fill Up My Mail Box, The Remix (Package) - Sent 2-2-2011

@Vblarney - 101010 Postcard Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-8-2011

@ArtisticExpression - 30 Favorite Websites (Email) - Sent 3-13-2011

@ThisismeAXiD - 30 Favorite Websites (Email) - Sent 3-13-2011

@Marcsgrl - Lady Rose's 15 Questions Swap (Email) - Sent 3-30-2011

@Provadia - $50 Private Swap (Package) - Sent 4-5-2011

@Robynmh4 - Journal Your January (Package) - Sent 5-2-2011

@Vintervila - Recipe Card Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 5-13-2011

@DeniseN10ec - Weekly RAK #1 (Email) - Sent 7-5-2011

@DeniseN10ec -Top 20 Favorite Websites & Blogs (Email) - Sent 7-5-2011

@DeniseN10ec - Journal of Quotes (Package) - Sent 7-5-2011

@DebP - August Birthday Card Swap/With Surprise(Flat Mail) - Sent 7-9-2011

@Veltheimia - August Birthday Card/With Surprise (Flat Mail) - Sent 7-9-2011

@Jnolan05 - Huge Mega Journal Swap(Package) - Sent 7-30-2011

@GinaMarie - State Magnet Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 10-10-2011

@LyndensMommy - State Magnet Swap (Flat Mail) Sent 10-10-2011

@Provadia - We love Jeffree Star '09! (Flat Mail) - Sent 10-10-2011

@NymphetMaggot - Long Term Journal (6 months) (Package) -Sent 1-30-2012

@Grandmaroro - Art Journal For Beginners (Package) - Sent 10-27-2012

@Athanasiasmile - Themed Shoebox: Feb 2012 (Package) - Sent 12-15-2012

@Erickalin - Hello Kitty Fans Swap #2 (Package) Sent 8-5-2013

@Julesdn - Handmade Jewelry Set Swap (Package) - Sent 8-5-2013

@MelodyMoon - Private Swap MelodyMoon & Jinxydc (Box) - Sent 8-12-2013

@PhoenixSwap - Blind Surprise Swap (June) (Package) - Sent 8-29-2013

@Tpartymom - Journaling With A Purpose (Package) - Sent 12-3-2013

@Tpartymom - A Simple Woman's Day #2 (Package) - Sent 12-3-2013

@KristinCali - Another Journal/Notebook Letter Swap (Package) - Sent 4-8-2014

@FrancescaP - Profile Based Surprise Package (Package) - Sent 5-2-2014

@Makeupbychiara - Sweet Mail Swap (Package) - Sent 6-9-2014

@Renmagpie - Halloween Pen Pal & Surprise Swap (Package) - Sent 8-9-2017

@AlishaK - Happy Mail #6 (Package) - Sent 12-31-18

@Dreamlady66 February Birthdays: Greeting Card Swap (Letter) - Sent 2-19-2019

@Cicely321 February Birthdays: Greeting Card Swap (Letter) - Sent 3-5-2019

@Amandlyn22 Letter Writer's 10 Prompt Writing Swap #2 - Sent 8-15-2019


cmalaina rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card swap #4 on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Love hearing why you love Halloween so much and than thank you for the scratch ticket your amazing
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for the great rating 💋
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Halloween card and lottery scratcher. It wasn't a winner but it's the thought that counts. It is freezing here in Tulsa today. I went to some garage sales and froze. Should have dressed alot warmer. I wish I could sew, I just never learned. You are very lucky to have a mom that taught you. Your kids are lucky to have you. Happy Halloween!
Response: @paperlover thanks so much for your amazing rating. I wish for cold weather it’s so flipping hot, my kids are gonna sweat during trick or treating this year again lol
Comment: WOW!!! What a generous and thoughtful package. I loved the theme you carried through and regularly burn candles and use those products. I am also a gummy and a grape flavor fan s you did wonderfully. Thank you and happy Halloween!
Response: Wonderful Nancy I am so glad you loved. And that I did good on the candy 🍭 part.
TwinMom rated for Halloween card & favorites list on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I am waiting til Halloween to open this... So happy that you joined the swap! :)
Response: Sounds good to me
Comment: Thank you for the Florida themed swap goodies and the Florida motif tote. The fat quarters are cute and I won$2.00 on the scratchers. Thanks for swapping.
Response: I am so happy it arrived safe and that you wind some money. I use my tote you made me all the time when I am out and about.
IsadoraWing rated for Journal Swap #81 on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks doll! It came get fast!
manders2280 rated for PARCEL SWAP - SPOOKY on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous parcel. Yes, Hitchcock is the original master of horror films and I think no one has come close to his work. I joined the swap at the last minute and you've given me a great model to follow. Thank you, and thank you for hosting the swap.
Response: Yes I am so glad you received my package. I went all out on this one I love Hitchcock and gets me in the spooky mood! So happy I could inspire you.
Rosepettals007 rated for OMG THAT WAS A LONG SURVEY #2 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Hey!!! I want to say your stationery is so freaking cute!!! Thank you for the cuteness and btw California drivers ARE the best drivers! Mwahaha. But now I moved to Texas Omgosh they are dumb dumb drivers! Cali girl in a Texas world. Blah! Anyways....Ur so fabulous! I loved reading about you! Thank you!
Response: CA drivers are the best! LoL And I am so glad you received my swap and loved my answers 💋
IsadoraWing rated for JOURNAL SWAP #80 on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Yes, I received it! Thanks again and I'm about to set up the next.
GrrrMeoww rated for POCKET LETTER - HALLOWEEN on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Love everything! The pumpkin stamps are awesome, and those holographic stickers, and the vintage ones, too. I never won a costume contest, but my mom made mine for me when I was little, too. Sadly the scratch off wasn't a winner, and thank you so much for the Starbucks giftcard!
Response: You are so welcome, now if our weather could turn a little Halloweeny I would be sooooo happy!!!!
Comment: Thank you! Love my surprise stickers and washi!! And I am so glad the kids are back to school too :)
Response: Girl Me too!!!! So glad you loved the goodies.
TellaTar rated for NH: Pair of Notecards - US Only on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: I adore the gumball note card you sent. And my father loved the scratcher, even though we didn't win anything - hehehe. Thank you so much!
Response: So happy you enjoyed. And see you around on the bot
Comment: Hey there, neighbor! This is an awesome Mad Hatter notecard! I’m so grateful for the lucky lotto ticket too! I won $2! Thank you for making my day!
Response: You are so welcome I am so glad that you received a little luck too..
morgainegeiser rated for A TOTE & A NOTE on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Cute bag and you know I love penguins! Thanks for the ticket (haven't scratched off yet - will let you know if I win big) and for the cute Alice paper and stickers. Thanks for checking out my preferences - I always appreciate it.
Response: Yeah so happy it arrived and glad you loved it. Yes please send me a postcard if you one a million $$$ LOL
Comment: What a fun postcard! I am definitely ready for cooler temps and Fall!!
Response: OMG me to honey. I feel like FL is on Fire
Akanksha23 rated for POCKET LETTER SWAP on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for hosting the swap! It was a fun pocketletter !
Response: You are so welcome. Hope the candies survived the journey. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the summery pocket folder and the amazing extras. I already have plans for the Washi and my daughter snatched up the bracelet so fast. I told her it was meant for her because it really is so very her. Happy Summer!
Response: Lissa you are so welcome and that arrived super fast.
IsadoraWing rated for Journal Swap #79 on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: What a month it's been! Got it and am ready for #80!
Response: Setting Up 80 Now
AddictWithAPen rated for OMG WHAT A LONG SURVEY on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers, it was interesting ! Your daisy tattoo sounds awesome. Thank you for the lottery ticket, it’s really cool
Response: You are so welcome. Lol And I just realized I sent an American Lottery Tix. If you win money send it back I will turn it in and you can turn into Euro. 💋
IsadoraWing rated for JOURNAL SWAP #78 on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: We're almost done with the big journal!! Thanks for sending so fast!
Response: Yeah I am so excited. Now I can have a skinny journal like you LOL.

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cmalaina on Oct 11, 2019:

Love the Halloween card and the ticket thank you so so much your amazing swap-bot partner

kiddomerriweather on Oct 7, 2019:

I'm so glad that you liked it. I had a ton of fun putting it together! Happy Halloween! 🎃

AlishaK on Jan 4, 2019:

Thank you so much! You are so beyond wonderful. I received your box today and Me and my daughter both squealed with excitement and all of the wonderful goodies. Even my boys were able to enjoy the candy. You are so kind, sweet and thoughtful. Again thank you so much! Alisha K.

mylove4craft on Dec 12, 2018:

I am so gobsmacked! First, I'm so honored to have received such a wonderful package from you! I am simply in awe! And second, WHAT a PACKAGE! I can't tell you how special you've made me feel! Thank you so much! The book looks awesome, the socks are SO COMFY, and the clutch is scrumptious!! Thank you so much! You're an angel!

Sessalouise on Oct 2, 2018:

I got the card and gift card last week, and I'm so excited to use it! Thank you so much. You go above and beyond in your swaps and I look forward to doing more! Have an amazing day! You deserve that and so much more!

renmagpie on Aug 13, 2017:

I cannot even begin to thank you enough for this incredible angel package that was waiting for me upon my return from camping this weekend. Your angel for the [Halloween Pen Pal and Surprise Swap}(http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/101380) was just...beyond the original swap description and beyond belief. I'm not sure which is cuter either...I don't want to use the sugar skull sugar because it's too cute...the magnet is already on my fridge, and the skull stamp is going to be brought into immediate service for an ATC I'm doing for another swap. Seriously, you are too generous. I wish I could rate you properly for this and give you all of the hearts. Thank you x a million. xoxoxo

MawBella on Jul 20, 2017:

I received your pocket letter today and it was SO lovely!!!! Thank you so very much. I also want to thank you for taking a chance on a newbie and having a swap with me. I so hope you like mine. Just remember that you are my very first pocket letter swap. And I do so hope that we do more together.

Just know that you made my day and I appreciate it. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!!

romyisa78 on Jun 28, 2017:

wohooo, your wish arrived today, and it really made my day. my 8 year old niece AMELIE has seen the unicorn washitape and felt so in love with it, that i gave it to her. but i kept the rainbow one. she was so happy and i should tell you that you are the nicest girl in the world to write with. and now she wants to learn english to write with you and trade unicorn washitape ;-) so a really huge super thank you from me and my niece. WEE LOOVE YOUUUU

Makeupbychiara on Sep 5, 2014:

I have only returned to Swapbot today after a very troubled couple of months personally and I just want to publicly thank you for your Angel, that I am only getting today since it had gotten lost at the post Office, remember when I told you the post man left me a note? He came today with it, he thought it was documents cause it was in a tube and I hadnt ordered anything... Well anyways! Thank you thank you thank you, you have been so kind and patient and you deserve a public Praise! Thanks again! Can't wait to try everything!

FrancescaP on May 28, 2014:

I've been staring at the screen for the last hour, trying to find the right words to express my gratitude... But words are not enough to tell you how humbled I am by your incredible kindness. It's hard to believe such giving persons really do exist, it's just like believing in Santa... And now I'll have to reconsider my position about the old white-bearded geezer ;-) Thanks a million, you truly are an angel and I hope life will repay you a thousand times for your generosity. <3 (A tiny little sign of appreciation is on its way to you, it can't compare what you did for me, but I just felt I had to thank you somehow)

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