Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 5:48 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: October 21, 2020
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States

About Me

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08/10/2020. I canceled the 2020 12 Days of Christmas swaps a lot of ppl could NOT join this year, AND I am not sure how I will feel this holiday season, plus with home schooling, it will be a challenge. I may leave swap-bot for awhile, i tried to get back into swapping slowly since my father passing away, and Covid 19, BUT I still just am NOT ready. I hope my Swap-Bot family is healthy and doing well My father lost his battle with cancer on 12/28/2019, I am still processing this, and still in shock. BUT i know he's out of pain and suffering.

been getting into postage stamps, any cool postage stamp on your envelope to me, and mail art will gain you a heart.

2020wish list

Anything Dr Seuss, any size ziploc bags, and herbal magazines, print outs book recommendations. Washi-Tape Stickers

Please NO glitter, in any swaps that you send me, even if it's a guideline, I will NOT rate you down. I have a visually impaired daughter and a lil one, we cannot take any chances with glitter getting into their eyes

(I rarely join glitter swaps anyways)

I am not a picky person, I will not rate or down rate you on the extras you send. I love any letters, or any poems written from the heart.

#I am always on the lookout for a great pen

If you have NOT received a swap from me, please by all means let me know, if I see i am not getting rated I will contact you about the swap. If you have not received a rating from me, please message me. I just went through all my messages, tried to get caught up on type 1 swaps (ratings) If I owe you postage, I have no problem reimbursing you, I usually take my swaps to the post office to get weighed, but you just never know. They can be wrong too

Favorite Books

I love horror, mystery, and Stephen King V.C Andrews

**Herb books **Christian books **Bible

Favorite Television

Anything on the National Geo channel


*Fox News

*Sometimes CNN

Horror films, especially ***B- Rated horror movies

Favorite Crafts

Not much into crafting, but I love Pocket letters, journaling, and paper crafts

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I love anything with hearts, the color red, purples, and oranges. vintage, anything with the 19th amendment, my great grandma, was the 1st woman to vote in my family, very proud of her and the 19th amendment. I love newspapers, from anywhere/ all over the world. I love history, geography, science, and holistic medicine.


me2az50 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #1 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card. I like the bats and moon. Sorry for the late rating, I thought I had rated you on that 12th. I am saving the treat or trick bags for next year.
vontakk rated for Pray for the President PC Swap on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Happy Halloween! I love the card! It's so cute. Your costumes sound like so much fun! Enjoy your holiday.
junemoon rated for SWAPS~~~2 page letter on Aug 15, 2020
Comment: I'm sorry both life (actually your father's death) and the pandemic is hitting you us hard. Chicago is a difficult city right now. It's good you have Layla who needs your support with school and with dealing with all that's going on. It will get better ... but not soon, I'm afraid. Try reading books you really can enjoy, escaping into a good story is a help. I'm sure there are good stories you can read to Lalya too.
Response: Thank you, we will be reading a lot this fall. Stay healthy
DixieDiane rated for Swaps ~ Dear Winter Diary on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Recd today. I was unable to read your days of orange ink or pale red ink sorry. Hope you and daughter are better
Response: I am so sorry! Thanks for letting me know I will put those pens in my non writing bin. Thanks for the rate and the heart and I am so sorry I couldn't get to the post office
mchesser12 rated for Easter card on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card, prayer cards, and stickers. Hope you are doing well.
mejulia rated for Swaps ~ Talk about my week 2 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Your week sounds much like mine as I got prepared to stay home for whatever the duration is.
jaimierandolph rated for Write a letter quick swap #4 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Just got this one out the mail box😊 thank u so much for the letter!!!!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Anything goes~HEARTS! on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Vanessa, I received your envelope of Heart Goodies yesterday. You did a FABULOUS JOB of choosing great ideas and carry the ideas out. I am sorry that it took me awhile to rate you, but I have been in moving mode for quite some time. So, know that I appreciate your work even though it took me some time for me to rate you! Barb sleepingrover2010
ellie rated for WnWHS Friday the 13th on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the 13 hearts
MuggleMom rated for WWHS~ Pi Day on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: It arrived today!! Thank you for the pumpkin pie recipe and the word meliorism - who knew there was a word!? xx
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, love the word meliorism
Comment: Thanks so much!
Allylu rated for ABCUSA Greeting Card Swap on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the St. Patrick’s Day Card! My ancestors really are Irish - some people just claim to be on St. Patrick’s Day for the beer and the kisses. And, you are the first to wish me Happy Birthday! Thank you!
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, and you're welcome. My family respects the Irish heritage. I grew up in a Catholic Irish school, my ancestors are from Ireland, came to America with a wonderful Irish family, since then we always respected the Irish and celebrate St Pat's day.
jaimierandolph rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 11 on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I always love receiving from you! (So sorry for the late rating) Hugs!
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart glad u rec'd my letter
Hyshu rated for Dr Seuss Day on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of Dr. Suess goodies! The Grinch Christmas Card was awesome!
Response: glad you like what I sent, I found the Dr Seuss Christmas cards at Walgreens last season, to cute to pass up. Thanks for the rate and the heart
SunflowerRose rated for Write A Letter Quick Swap #3 on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. Ill try to write bck soon
junemoon rated for Swaps ~ Talk about my week 1 on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: What an awful week with so much illness! It's the middle of winter but too bad everything happens all at once. I wish you and your daughter a health and happy rest of the winter.
Response: Yes last week was awful we are all better now. Im so done with winter
Fabriqueen rated for Lil Valentine swap on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Valentine and stickers! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Diane
Lablauri57 rated for Write a Letter quick swap 2 on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Well I finally got it! Thank you for your letter and my birthday is feb 5th too. Hope your week is getting better.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!
J198928 rated for Lil Valentine swap on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Received it today. Thanks. Happy Valentine's day

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yvonne401 on Sep 30, 2020:

Hi Vanessa! Glad to hear that Layla loved the movie! Hope you both have a happy and safe Halloween!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CherryBlossomLady on Sep 8, 2020:

anrtist on Jul 22, 2020:

Hi Vanessa,
I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know how hard that can be! I found out when I saw it on Yvonne's homepage. You know her husband just passed. Praying for you both dear friends. Grief is a long and drawn out process. They are gone and missed but never forgotten. I just told my daughter it has been well over a year and i still talk about my Mom every single day! Memories will never fade and I know we will see each other in Heaven. I hope you have that assurance too. Prayers & Blessings, cc

yvonne401 on Jul 10, 2020:

Hi Vanessa! You are most welcome! Hang in there and stay safe, my dear friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!


Wishing you a fun and safe summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

dalbright on Jun 9, 2020:

Happy Summer friend! I hope you’re doing great! 💕

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on May 3, 2020:

hey Hope you're doing well!

yvonne401 on Apr 12, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Wishing you a happy and safe Easter Sunday!

Today is the most important day in everyone’s life. It tells about God’s love and desire to be in relationship with every person, not by dictate, but by choice. To choose to trust, allow Love to flow, to not require intellectual justification and be willing to be vulnerable. Be open to receive all that Jesus opens for you today.

Enjoy a bit of Dr. Seuss so appropriate this unique time.

"How the Virus Stole Easter"

By Kristi Bothur

With a nod to Dr. Seuss 😊

Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

People were sick, hospitals full, Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.

As winter gave way to the promise of spring, The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.

People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.

They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.

April approached and churches were closed. “There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.

“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.

No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”

Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest. The world was focused on masks and on tests.

“Easter can’t happen this year,” it proclaimed. “Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the days came and went.

The virus pressed on; it just would not relent.

The world woke Sunday and nothing had changed.

The virus still menaced, the people, estranged. “Pooh pooh to the saints,” the world was grumbling.

“They’re finding out now that no Easter is coming. “They’re just waking up! We know just what they’ll do!

Their mouths will hang open a minute or two, And then all the saints will all cry boo-hoo.

“That noise,” said the world, “will be something to hear.”

So it paused and the world put a hand to its ear. And it did hear a sound coming through all the skies.

It started down low, then it started to rise. But the sound wasn’t depressed. Why, this sound was triumphant! It couldn’t be so!

But it grew with abundance! The world stared around, popping its eyes. Then it shook! What it saw was a shocking surprise!

Every saint in every nation, the tall and the small, Was celebrating Jesus in spite of it all! It hadn’t stopped Easter from coming! It came! Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the world with its life quite stuck in quarantine Stood puzzling and puzzling. “Just how can it be?”

“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies, It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.” Then the world thought of something it hadn’t before.

“Maybe Easter,” it thought, “doesn’t come from a store.

Maybe Easter, perhaps, means a little bit more.” And what happened then?

Well....the story’s not done.

What will YOU do?

Will you share with that one

Or two or more people needing hope in this night?

Will you share the source of your life in this fight?

The churches are empty - but so is the tomb, And Jesus is victor over death, doom, and gloom.

So this year at Easter, let this be our prayer, As the virus still rages all around, everywhere.

May the world see hope when it looks at God’s people.

May the world see the church is not a building or steeple.

May the world find Faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection,

May the world find Joy in a time of dejection.

May 2020 be known as the year of survival,

But not only that -

Let it start a revival.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 8, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Thinking of you on Pesach and wishing you Love, Peace, Togetherness, Health, Joy and Happiness today and always.

Happy Passover!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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