Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 9:18 pm


Date Joined: August 24, 2013
Last Online: November 16, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

Note: I had a computer issue come up before Christmas. My adorable little dog was feeling a little too playful while I was holding a jar of water near my laptop... And now my laptop keyboard is completely fried. I need to save up a bit so I can replace it. I'll be stepping away from swapping for a while, so I can put my postage money toward my new laptop.

FYI: I do my best to mark my items as sent on the day I drop them in the mailbox. As the mailbox outside my office doesn't get picked up until 4:00 or later, my items may not bear a matching postmark.

Hi y'all!

I have a fantastic job, working in admissions at Texas A&M University! I love my job and I look forward to making a career in higher education. Eventually, I look forward to working in international education.

I'm from Texas, most recently, but I have lived internationally, in both Mexico and Germany, and grew up in Michigan.

I'm conservative, Christian and single, and I enjoy my life. I am very much involved with my church, Community Church - College Station. I also love being mommy to my adorable little boy, Xochi, my 18 pound rat terrier mix. Xochi's favorite things are napping, napping on mom, and cookies (dog treats, haven't found one he doesn't like...).

Favorite Music

I love CCM and Country music. My favorite artists range from Tenth Avenue North, Downhere, Casting Crowns and Ross King to Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Thompson Square.

I'll listen to a little rap, but keep in Christian - Lecrae and Cross Movement artists. Oldies are also a lot of fun.

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting. I do a little bit of everything, but my favorites at present are sewing, quilting, and crocheting. I've done a few baby afghans this year, which have turned out fantastic, and I'm getting into sewing clothes and quilts, so anything along those lines is great.

My favorite colors are basically anything on the cooler end of the color spectrum (purples, greens, blues). I also enjoy cooler pinks, that reddish orange that has been popular this year, and mustard-y yellows, but I start getting picky around those colors. In general, though, I prefer fairly saturated colors, with fewer pastels and neutrals.

I have an unexplainable love for paisley prints. Most of my other print preferences are more clean, like damasks, Celtic knots, swirls and animal prints. I prefer to make my statements with color.

My Style

Like I said, earlier, I'm getting into making my own clothing. At present, I'm using plus-size patterns (24-26), or creating my own patterns. My style is pretty simple, with clean lines. I like contrast, but I'm not much for really small or busy prints or floral patterns.

I love jewelry. My favorites are funky pendants (Christian or without religious significance, please, no bones/skulls) and statement earrings. I am also really into natural products. For example, my favorite set of jewelry is made from un-shelled coffee beans, painted a lovely rich coffee color, while my favorite funky earrings are made from strips of dried mango skin, dyed bright blue, creating a feathery look.

Food and Such

At present, I am an aspiring vegetarian. I believe it's ok to eat animals, but I don't think that our method of agriculture is sustainable, so I intend to teach myself to enjoy fruits and vegetables more, then cut out all meat/fish/poultry/dairy out of my diet, so if you have vegan or vegetarian recipes, I would LOVE to receive them!

Please, no shrimp! I'm slightly allergic and want to avoid the emergency room! Also, please no super-processed foods. That's just not how our bodies were made to eat.

I also love ethnic foods. Having lived internationally, I have a taste for spicier foods. If it's tasty, I'll eat it, even if it makes me cry.

Please No's

I very rarely receive things I don't love, but I do have a few things I would prefer not to receive.

  • Chocolate, while delightful in the cooler months, will not survive the Texas heat in the mail box, so please no during April to September.

  • Anything that might melt or get damaged if left out in the mailbox in the Texas heat - crayons, candles, etc. - during summer months.

Swapper Hall of Fame

Purpleheart52 - The Christian Homestead: Send me 3, Please! (October) - Autumn Edition

She sent me the most beautiful, thoughtful swap, filled with delightful extras, from lovely purple fabric, to recipes and recipe cards, a beautiful hanging sign, magnet and book mark, and a lovely dish towel! It was a delightful swap to receive, and so incredibly timely with the scripture and blessings!


Doiregirl rated for "Sew As You Go" Stripe Block! on Feb 6, 2015
Comment: Many thanks for my square. Beautiful work.
raesha rated for Snowman Mug Rug! on Feb 3, 2015
Comment: Thank you for my wonderful mug rug!!! I love him!!! You did a great job.
Comment: Thank you so much!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Blue and Green are two of my favorite colors :)
Comment: Thank you!
junemoon rated for QnT: 9-Patch X 2 Dec/Jan on Jan 21, 2015
Comment: Thanks, Nicole, I think green and orange go together great.
twobluecrows rated for BOM Wonkey House Block swap! on Jan 20, 2015
Comment: I love the little stream! thanks for the extra blue sparkly fabric especially, it's lovely!!
anrtist rated for CSG~ Jan. 2015 Prayer Requests Swap on Jan 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your prayers & requests, I pray the Lord will touch you and bless all you asked prayer for! Blessings, cc
Comment: Thankyou Nicole for your prayer requests, I''ll keep them in my prayers, with Blessings Jennifer.
Comment: Thank you! Beautiful blocks and so worth the wait! Happy new year!
Icygrl7 rated for CSG~ Jan. 2015 Prayer Requests Swap on Jan 6, 2015
Comment: I have written your prayer requests down and will definitely be praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing with me. God Bless you and keep you safe and strong! Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your requests. I will be praying for you!
shannonlinde rated for A.Q. Beginner Mug Rug Swap! on Dec 25, 2014
Comment: Good Morning!!! Oh how I love my mug rug!!!! I am using it this Christmas morning and it is just wonderful! I don't want to mess it up at all,so I put a napkin under my coffee cup, but made into a circle, so I can still see my mug rug! I didn't want to get coffee circles on it, it is so pretty!!! Thank you so so very much for making it for me! It is fabulous! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!! Thank you again!!!
Comment: Beautiful block! Thank you!!
EmilyT rated for FF: December Jolly Pick-2 Fun (USA) on Dec 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the patterned fabric and stickers and ornament! Merry Christmas.
winniethepooh rated for CSG~ Mega Christmas Card Swap on Dec 12, 2014
Comment: Thankyou Nicole for the lovely Christmas card, have a very happy Christmas, love Jennifer.
HelenG6 rated for CSG~ Mega Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your nice card. Merry Christmas!
crbertsch rated for Monthly Grannies- November on Dec 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the squares.
kssunlover1947 rated for Monthly Grannies- November on Dec 8, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great squares. I like any granny squares cause even if I have to change colors I can do them without watching all that close and I don't have to follow a pattern anymore.
Patricia253 rated for CSG~ Mega Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful Christmas card, I liked it a lot, it is really beautiful and I am going to put it in my Christmas tree.. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015
ChelseaDagger rated for CSG~ Mega Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2014
Comment: Merry Christmas!

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lagemaz on Apr 27, 2015:

Come join the fun in the Christian Homestead April showers bring May flowers WTA -Marie

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2014:

Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:



ContraryHousewife on Dec 22, 2014:

Heirloom on Jul 2, 2014:

Thanks for being a fab member of FABRIC FANATICS!

punkrokchik75 on Jun 11, 2014:

I love the snowball swap envelope that I got. I love the blue fabric and my two year old confiscated the stickers for her coloring book!

biasbabe on May 20, 2014:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

TereDiane1954 on Nov 17, 2013:

Welcome to Sharing God's Grace! I hope you'll enjoy getting to know the rest of us and joining a swap or two.

PixieFirefly on Sep 5, 2013:

I am sorry I sent a little late for the magazine swap. It went out today. I hope you like the extras! Pixie

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