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Date Joined: May 11, 2012
Last Online: June 19, 2024
Birthday: April 27
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi, my name is CJ. Home is in beautiful British Columbia, I get to walk out in front of my house and look down the hill and see the Pacific Ocean. I'm a wife, mom, and grandmother. I am an American married to a Canadian. I have two sons who both live in the SE, USA. We have 5 beautiful grandchildren, two girls and three boys.

IMPORTANT: If you don't receive something from me, please message me and I will quickly and happily resend! Also please keep in mind that we don't have actual post offices, but outposts inside of stores, so altho I drop off at one of these my items may not be postmarked until the next business day once the item is picked up by the post office. We also have no mail service on Saturdays. Therefore an item dropped at an outpost on Friday may not be post marked until Monday or Tuesday if it's a long weekend.

Hubby and myself love to travel and do as often as time and finances allow. We really enjoy cruises. I love to meet new people and see and learn about new places. I have now been to all 50 states and 8 of the Canadian provinces. I love lighthouses, so many of our trips include a stop at as many of those as we find. The Oregon Coast is great for this.

In my free time (does that really exist?) I enjoy quilting as well as crocheting. I enjoy gardening however arthritis (I've had a total knee replacement) gets in the way of that more and more each year, so hubby does most of the outdoor work. Together we do the canning. We can most anything, including salmon. I love to cook, sadly I love to eat as well, therefore leaving me in need of losing weight. We are focusing on healthier eating for this reason.

My favorite color is purple. I collect salt and pepper shakers, post cards and refrigerator magnets. As well as anything to do with dolphins or lighthouses. I also collect postcards.

Postcards I prefer are: Map cards Greetings from Lantern Express Waterfalls Lighthouses Covered bridges Rainbows City Views Big Letter state and city cards Recipes Ocean related Mountain views Animals (photo, not drawn) Trains zoo tourist attractions Royalty Civil War Flag Did you know

Cards I don't like: ad cards free cards coloring cards art cards

Favorite Music

I like most music other than country. My favorites would be classic rock or heavy metal. Such as anything ACDC, Aerosmith, Lynnard Skynard, Metalica.

Favorite Books

I love anything written by Mary Higgins Clark as well as Dean Knootz. I like romance books however not Harlequins. I enjoy the Chicken Soup books.

Favorite Movies

For many years my all time favorite movie was Mr. Hollands Opus. That has now been bumped to second favorite being replaced by The Blind Side. I guess that would make my favorite type of movie ones that are true stories and inspirational. I also like comedy and drama. I'm not a big fan of horror movies.

Favorite Television

I am a reality show junkie!!! Survivor, Amazing Race, The Voice, and others. I also enjoy dramas like Criminal Minds, CSI, Law and Order, Parenthood and others.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting and crocheting.

I have recently found that I love to make my own envelopes out of scrapbooking paper. The lady at the post office always loves to see what I've done next.

Thinks I like/Wish list

Anything Christmas related (cards, ornaments, etc)

Stationary.and note cards

Anything lighthouse related.

Salt and Pepper Shakers.


Healthy living cookbooks

cotton yarn (any color)

Altho I hadn't set out to collect state postcards I've realized that I'm so near to having one from every state I should complete a full set. So states that I'm missing are:


Rhode Island

New Jersey



Things I don't like


Anything Chocolate

Hello Kitty

Allergic to wool


Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards and the extras. I had 2 of the ones you sent so lots of new ones to add to my collection!
Response: Ha! So sending the extras was a good move to get you 6 new cards. Score! lol I am so impressed with how many cards you have.
Comment: Thank you C J loved your answers
Comment: Thanks for the letter I really enjoyed reading it.I'll write to you soon.
Comment: I just received your letter, and I loved it, though I join you in wishing you a pleasantly uneventful year for 2018, unlike the dire events of 2017. Thank you for the extras: the postcards and notecard are awesome.
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool samples! I know i edited it a bit late, so I think your tapes look great! Thanks so much for joining the swap!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Glad the samples were okay.
Vickyen rated for Sunny Summer on Jul 10, 2016
Comment: Hi CJ! It has been ages since we have been partners - it was wonderful to hear about your summer! I am a big summer fan until we get major heat and humidity - yikes! LOL! How wonderful about "God's Little Acres" and your good works! I am sure it is appreciated! I am so jealous of how close you are to the beach! We just got back from Panama City Beach, FL last night - I was happy to see our kiddo, pooch and my bed but am already missing hearing the waves and enjoying the beach! LOL! Thanks so much for the wonderful share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yes, due to the cost of postage these days I don't do many swaps and even fewer international ones. Was happy to share my summer with you. Took a break from the farm on Friday and spent it at the beach. Thanks so much for the heart and the rating!
mejulia rated for Sunny Summer on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: I loved your letter. Thank you.
Response: Happy that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
hfr2006 rated for Postcard Package on Apr 5, 2016
Comment: I can't even pick a favorite - they are all amazing cards and all for my collections!! Thanks so much for such a thoughtful package!♥ Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: Oh I'm so happy they all work for you. I love postcard swaps. Thanks so much for the heart and the rating.
hfr2006 rated for Happy Mail - March 2016 on Mar 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the Happy Mail!! I love reading letters from fellow swappers. I don't sign up for many letter swaps and then every now and then a swapper will send a letter and I realize how much I enjoy reading them! I can't believe that you have been to all 50 states! That's a dream of mine - one day! Thank you so much for the Happy Birthday cards - I'm very excited to be able to join this swap, now!! Also, I have never seen that Nova Scotia card before and it's perfect for my collection! Thanks once again! ♥♥
Response: Excellent, glad you got the birthday cards in time for the swap and that it was a new Nova Scotia card I sent. Thank you for the heart and the rating. I hope you fulfill your dream one day of getting to see all 50 states.
ellie rated for OFAP: Easter Card Swap on Mar 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the handmade card and the post cards. I hope you had a joyful Easter.
Response: Thank you we had a nice quiet Easter but pleasant. Thank you for the rating.
DeBovine rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap on Nov 3, 2015
Comment: Hi C.J.! You blew this one out of the park! WOW! What a wonderful card to receive of your very own photo of the Flume Gorge. Thank you so much for sending it! You took a beautiful picture - the area looks lovely! How did you put it on the postcard backing? Did you have a stamp? Looks very professional! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Response: How sweet of you Valerie. Glad you liked it. I googled "postcard template" and went to images, save a couple that I liked. Then I printed it to a 4 x 6 index card. I then used spray adhesive to attach the two backs together. It was my first attempt so can't tell you how happy I am that it stayed intact during transit.
Comment: Thanks for the recipe!
Response: Thank you for the heart, hope you get the chance to try the recipe and that you enjoy it.
Comment: thanks
Response: Thankful it finally got there, I was so worried. Thanks for the heart.
widelo123 rated for Summertime! on Jul 7, 2015
Comment: CJ, boy you surley have your summer filled. I only wish I could walk relays and such, but for health reasons can't, so when I see people doing this I give them credit instead of sitting in front of the television. Thank you for the map card of BC. Shirley
Response: Thank you Shirley for the rating and the heart. The relay is something that hits close to home, it's a must do and we enjoy it!
DLRodrigues rated for May: Free-form subject: FLOWERS on Jun 18, 2015
Comment: What gorgeous pictures! How lucky you were able to see all the flowering tulips! I am jealous:)) Thank you so much xx
Response: Thank you much for the heart. I'm glad you like the photos. Yes the tulip fields are gorgeous.
Comment: thank you for the post card and the note....
Response: You are most welcome. kThank you for the heart.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Response: Thanks for the rating and for hosting the swap, however confusing it may have been.
Comment: Thank you CJ for the dolphin post card - love those. thank you, darla
Response: Thank you Darla for the heart.
Comment: I got your wonderful postcard today. I like art postcards too. Actually I like all postcards I receive. Happy swapping to you too.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.

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jukejan on May 17, 2018:

Just stopping by to give you a big hug. Hang in there my dear!

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

Swan on Sep 8, 2015:

Thank you for the beautiful postcards for the AHY July WTA!

LittleRed on Aug 20, 2015:

There is a Stuff a Smarties Box Swap -Fall/ Autumn themed in the Canadian Swappers Group. We'd love to have you join!! Come by the Canadian Swappers Group and have a look:)

AveryHart on Apr 27, 2015:

Hey, there! Wanted to drop by and wish you a very happy birthday!

jukejan on Feb 1, 2015:

I looked up adult card games and Target has "Say Anything" for about $17. Have a great time with your party planning.

bbsporty on Apr 27, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

user6937 on Mar 6, 2014:

I wish I was your partner - I LOVE the smell of smoke, lol. It would make me think of our campsite, which I can't wait to get to again :)

BambooBailey on Feb 11, 2014:

Thank you for the lighthouses postcard from "Cold Hands Warm Heart - A Game of Postcards"!!

Have a great day! Beth

TereDiane1954 on Jan 22, 2014:

Thank you for your request to join Color and Light. I'm happy to welcome you to the group! I hope you'll enjoy swapping with us =)

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