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Date Joined: February 1, 2010
Last Online: March 2, 2011
Birthday: July 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 26 year old gal, who loves letters, friends, swapping and anything glittery I can get my fingers on!

I have 3 dogs, (A French Mastiff, a BullMastiff & an English Bulldog) and a rabbit, and a very loving husband who sticks by me despite all my crazy crafting projects.

I live in a 100 year old restored home, so I like to call Lowe's and Home Depot (or any home renovation store) my second home.

I am an avid reader. I am blessed to have my own 'special' spot at home. A nice comfy chair, surrounded by bookcases that looks out a big picture window. When time allows it, you can find me doing absolutely nothing, relaxing in my big comfy chair, completely lost in a book.

I work full time, so more often than not I complete my swaps in my spare time in the evenings or on a carefree weekend.

Favorite Books

I am a huge fan of ANY type of book, any genre, as I am an avid reader. I love to discover new authors, and read other people's recs.

I love older aged books as well, the smell cannot be beat. Feel free to send me these in a swap. If I can't read them, I'll surely recycle them into a swap somehow!

What I like to swap/receive.

I am an oldie. A good nearly friendship book or SLAM always makes me feel giddy inside.

Books, books and more books!

A handwritten long letter always brings a smile to my face.

Handmade jewelry.

Whimsey jars/Whimsey envelopes


Brooches, pins, etc.

Interesting-unique papers/fabrics

Wrapped candy - M&Ms, Jelly Bellys, candy you can't find in the USA.

Charms for necklaces, bracelets, etc.


Random buttons, brads, etc.

Neat little trinkets to fill a matchbox.

Candles. I'm not really picky on the scent, however I don't like anything too heavy floral or musky. I love partylite tealights and votives, any scent!

Things I don't really swap :(

Makeup, Perfumes, Lotions, etc. (Unless specified)

Dollar store things (I have way too much!)

Used food/opened food/candy

Clothing (unless specified)

Favorite Sweets

I am really not a picky person, nor do I have any allergies when it comes to sweets. I don't really care for dark chocolate, but will try it anyways. I'm bound to find a dark chocolate bar I will like!

I live in the Midwest, so please take into consideration the months of June-September sometimes can get pretty darn hot. I normally try not to send OR receive chocolate (or any candy that can melt) during this time.

Things I will always adore.


Cheese cracker snacks

Any flavored tea, coffee, hot chocolate or mixed drinks (Again, not picky, love to discover new flavors!)

Jelly Bellies

M&Ms (Especially peanut)


Anything grape or cherry flavored

Freezer pops (unfrozen of course!)

Blow Pops

Unpopped bags of flavored popcorn (or lots of butter!)

Any type of sweets not native to the USA I am always in for.

Things I go GA-GA for!

A few things in life REALLY get me. No matter how bad of a day I am having, these can always put a smile on my face.

Anything to do with Mastiffs or English Bulldogs. I have a BullMastiff, a Dogue de Bordeaux; French Mastiff (think Hooch from Turner & Hooch) and a new little addition, a baby Bulldog named Meatball. Pictures, bookmarks, postcards, Matchboxes, ATCs, anything and everything Mastiff.

Dog Toys. Now obviously 'I' personally don't go crazy over these, but my dogs sure do. Anything with squeakers, or the dollar store stuffed animals work fine. (I dont feel so bad when they demolish them!) Kong toys work lovely. *Note - Two of my dogs are 100+lbs, so really small tiny toys usually I end up donating to a shelter, mine will choke on them ;/

Teacups & Saucers. I have a very SMALL collection, however I have become smitten.

Handmade bookmarks. Since I love to read, I adore opening up a book and seeing a bookmark somebody took the time to craft for me. I am not picky on what themes I like. I love ALL kinds of bookmarks. Pick something you enjoy to make yourself, something that represents you and your life. I love seeing all the different kinds I get!

Dotee Dolls! I can't make these worth a dickens, but I sure love to collect them!

Wine glasses. I love to enjoy a good glass of wine every now and then.

Things to go in my old house. I love glass doorknobs, old brass keys, etc.


5stars rated for Quick ad card swap - February on May 16, 2011
CollageCafe04 rated for Comment a Book - US version on Jun 3, 2010
Comment: Sigh...said it was mailed 3/31, but I never got it & now partially suspended. What a disappointment!
Comment: Very disappointing :-( I will of course rerate if I ever get anything.
jukejan rated for CQ Mini Pinata Free Style on May 2, 2010
Comment: When I get something, I will re-rate.
kthanxbye rated for ImAlwaysIn&&&Kthanxbye on Apr 27, 2010
urquhart rated for Light Up My Life ATC Swap on Apr 17, 2010
Comment: Apparently you flaked on everyone else in this swap too. No communication from you, no responses to messages sent by others. I am taking whatever steps are required to have you banned.
Comment: Rae Ann, Thanks so much for the wonderful tea! Lynnie
RyeRye rated for FQ's for me-Tea cup & saucer for you on Apr 10, 2010
Comment: WOOHOO! Thank you so much for ALL this gorgeous material! I wish I could give you more hearts.
Comment: Thank you.
luvscrappin rated for March BOTMC - March On! on Apr 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the book and bookmark. I have been wanting to read this!
Comment: I hate to do this but I sent you a message on March 29th and April 3rd and they both have status unread on them but you have been on swap bot logged in from it shows, last online April 6th today. I do not understand why you have not read your messages as you get an email that you have messages on swap bot and when you log in it says in bright red "new" next to the messages tab. I know you sent out the tea as you marked it but they have not arrived to my mailbox and I can only assume they got lost. Since you have not bothered to communicate with me or answer my messages I have not choice but to rate you a 1. I have not checked my mailbox today but if they are there I will change the rating. I have never had to do this before and feel really bad. So Sorry. UPDATE 4-8-10: The teas arrived today.....I am wondering if they were returned for more postage as I noticed a 44 cent under the 64 cent..it has not stamped date so I don't know if they were really shipped out the day you marked and still I have not heard from you. I'm changing the rating to a 3 due to the lack of communication. I see you logged in again today and it seems like the 1 on your profile didn't even catch your attention. I am wondering if someone else is logging into your account. strange
Comment: thank you for the teas! i am very excited to try them!!!!
madremia rated for ATC's for N00bs - Part Two on Mar 31, 2010
yomousey rated for Book Swap on Mar 10, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the 2 books and the bookmark!
Response: You're quite welcome! I'm glad they got there okay!!
colleenwalsh67 rated for LIAR LIAR POSTCARD #3 on Mar 7, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Aren't we all. :)
Elppu rated for Quick ad card swap - February on Mar 4, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the card :) This surely deserves a star but I only have a heart to give ;D
cobaltgypsy rated for Private bookmark swap on Mar 2, 2010
Comment: You used my photo! :) Thanks so much! I love BOTH bookmarks! I'm using one of them already! You did a great job! blessings, Gypsy
Response: Yay you got them safe :) Thanks for the private swap, I had alot of fun :)
micheleknits rated for Let's meet your pets on Mar 1, 2010
Comment: my sister used to have a mastiff & people were always afraid of him. He was just a big sweetie.
Response: I get the same thing :) Nobody messes with me when I'm walking them that's for sure! They're just big ole' cuddle bears!
crissygirl rated for Let's meet your pets on Mar 1, 2010
Comment: They're all adorable, but little Meatball (love the name, by the way!) is just gorgeous!
Response: Thank you very much! LoL most people laugh when they hear his name :)

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MoonHalo on Apr 25, 2010:

Yes it would be nice to be rated from you!

RyeRye on Apr 23, 2010:

Could you please rate me for our swap?

jukejan on Apr 23, 2010:

Realized that I am the partner that you have not sent to on the CQ Mini Pinata Free Style. It would be great if you could contact me before I rate you down.

ilove2smile on Mar 10, 2010:

I received the RAK notecards today--Thank you! It was strange that they took so long, but they got here safe and sound. :] I hope my postcard makes its way to your mailbox eventually! ~Katie :]

myrrhmaid on Mar 6, 2010:


Bexs on Mar 1, 2010:

I recieved the ATC items today. Everything is so fun and looks like a good time for me in the near future. Thanks so much :)

cobaltgypsy on Feb 18, 2010:

something went into the mail for you today! :)

cobaltgypsy on Feb 8, 2010:

Just realized that you are in Collinsville! I'm in Carbondale!! We're not that far from each other. One of my best friends lives in Collinsville and my hubby and I go there a few times a year to visit her and her husband. Maybe we can get together this summer some time? blessings, Gypsy

Spencerette on Feb 7, 2010:

Thanks for joining Twilighters United.

CaptCBM on Feb 5, 2010:

Hi, I have your package ready to go for the Yours and Mine Candy swap however, Who am I sending it to? Please provide your name so I can get your swap out! Thanks, Cathy

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