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Date Joined: February 10, 2015
Last Online: January 29, 2022
Birthday: April 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Carol!

I am a 40 (eek, yes 40! - my how time flies!) year old country gal. I like in rural Oklahoma on a plot of land that has been in my family for generations. I am a country girl, not a redneck or hillbilly. I do own guns and a fourwheeler, and I love to shoot skeet and go muddin' for fun; however, I am also an educated professional. I have a PhD in English (American literature) and I teach at a nearby university. I love nature and camping and going to the lake and river. In fact, we usually go for week long camping trips a few times a year.

Summer is my favorite time of year; I spend much of my summer reading books by my pool. I love any all all summer related items (from crafting stuff to stickers and paper to real items like beach balls for the pool). Spring would be a close second for seasons. I love flowers and spring colors.

I am using the Erin Condren Life Planner for 2015, and I love it. I have always loved scrapbooking, creating homemade Smashbooks, and journaling. Therefore, I am using the planner as part planner, but also as a sort of journal and place to record my day to day life (like project life). I also keep a normal journal/diary.

I have 13 rescue cats and 1 yellow lab; I love animals and the country life.

Family is also very important to me: I have a twin sister who lives on the same 100 acre farm as me (in a seperate house). My dad also lives at the edge of the property. My mother passed away from breast cancer four years ago, so my sister and I help clean dad's house every week, cook him dinner throughout the week, and spend some time with him when we can.

My fiance is the chief of police of a nearby small town; and one of my uncles was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Therefore, I have great respect for our officers.

POCKET LETTERS: I've just gotten into the pocket letter craze, but enjoy making them. I can use ATC size cards (not necessarily the decorated ones folks make, but blank/colored bases to use in my pocket letters)

WASHI NOTECARDS: I've also just learned to make washi notecards (basically I take cardstock paper and cute it into shapes and cover with various washi tape) and then adhere it to a notecard. These are so fun to make and send!

Specific Things I LOVE

  • Cat/kitten decorations (stickers, washi, notepads, pens, bookmarks) - Any kind of cats/kittens (as my rescues are all kinds)

  • Yellow (white) lab decorations (stickers, washi, notepads, pens) -- I do adore puppies and dogs, but I only want items that are decorated with the yellow/white labs since that is what my Minnie is :) And the yellow/white lab stuff is hard to come by

  • Planner decorating goodies for the Erin Condren life planner (anything from chore stickers to to-do lists or washi tape or weather stickers or oliclips or any fun goodies)

  • Anything YELLOW (my favorite color)

  • Notepads/pens that are unusual or fun

  • Pretty notecard sets (notecard and envelope)

  • washi tape

  • fun shape/color/design post-its

  • page flags

  • any breast cancer awareness items

  • stickers

  • police officer related items

  • inspirational quotes/items

  • Project Life cards

  • new (unused stamps) -- I can ALWAYS use these

  • decorated envelopes

  • self-inking stamps

  • cute/decorative/unusual ink pens

  • Frixion erasable ink pens

  • ATC size cards (colored or designed but not decorated already, as I use these in my pocket letters)

  • Bookmarks (especially those cute kitten inspirational ones)

Colors and Patterns


  • YELLOW is my favorite color, but I also like the following:

  • Pastels (think baby blue, mint green, pale yellow, light pink)

  • Bright Spring Colors (think hot pink, bright sky blue, bright teal, green, yellow)

DISLIKES: I'm not really drawn to dark colors, like browns, blacks, maroon, olive green, etc


  • Flowers


SAHMama rated for FLMP ~ Autumn Spread on Oct 6, 2016
Comment: Fantastic stuff! Thanks so much :)
Stacy97 rated for FLMP Scavenger Hunt on Aug 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the adorable planner items! I love the ice cream sticky notes!!
Comment: Thanks for the cute little encouraging notes these swaps are so much fun :-)
scrapingd rated for FLMP- Planner Stickers on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: thanks so much!!
leonarasnick58 rated for TCHH ~ Profile Verse ~ John on Jun 25, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much I LOVE the beautiful verses you chose to decorate my profile with. :-)
yvonne401 rated for TCHH ~ Profile Verse ~ John on Jun 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you! In the future when you are sending scriptures, please make sure that they are large enough to see. I had a lot of trouble reading them.
nimithil rated for APDG ~ Season's Greetings! on Jun 21, 2016
TwinMom rated for TCHH ~ Seal Now, Swap Later D on Jun 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for my awesome D items! :)
Comment: Carol, got your envies today. What a clever and beautiful job you did. I never thought of using washi to such an extent. I may just have to keep these for awhile. Thanks so much. Wish I could give you more than one heart.
flowerchild rated for FTLOW- Summer Washi on Jun 4, 2016
Comment: Loved the flip-flops!!!! It was so nicely coordinated I dropped it all into the Hawaii scrapbook box :) thank you
atinagrace rated for TCHH~ Seal Now, Swap Later ~ C on May 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you. Love the card, sticker "C", and the little cat stick pad. I will enjoy using them,.
ChrisAnne rated for FLMP ~ Pinterest Planner Page on May 19, 2016
Comment: I love checking out your board. I am now following you and a few others. Thanks for swapping with me!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful verse. It is always an honor to swap with you.
ladyb0369 rated for FLMP ~ Spring Spread on May 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of goodies.
ShyAnn64 rated for FTOW ~ Pink and Mint Washi on May 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much :)
cayers2 rated for TCHH ~ Seal Now, Swap Later ~ B on May 12, 2016
Comment: Wow . . .I love those beach stickers! Thank you so much for those and the cute blue and blessing journal cards!
Comment: Thank you Carol for the great washi tape sample, super excited because I don't have any of these and next week planner spread is yellow and pink
Comment: Many thanks for the great kitty themed & Washi decorated envie and the fun stickers, too!
Comment: Thank you for the birthday wishes. Hope you had a happy one too

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lou on Jan 29, 2022:

Please check your private messages

CurlyTea on Apr 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:

Happy Autumn! ♥

abbyaguas on Sep 11, 2016:

Just dropping by to say hi!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Fabriqueen on Jun 23, 2016:

Hi Carol, I hope you enjoy the verses I have chosen for you. John reminds us daily that not only did Jesus come to save us but also to be real to us, personal and as close as the air we breathe into our lungs. He is our source for everything.

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." John 15:5, 7-8

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12b

Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14

ChrisAnne on Jun 12, 2016:

Carol, it is great to swap with you again. I hope you enjoy the verses from John I have chosen for the TCHH Profile Verses - John swap.

TCHH Profile Verse - John

I hope you enjoy the verses from John that I have selected to share. Thanks for joining the swap with me.

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps! :)

mchesser12 on May 17, 2016:

for: TCHH - Profile Verse - Favorite Verse

from: Melissa (mchesser12)

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