Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2018 11:45 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2008
Last Online: October 10, 2009
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States
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Well swapping friends, things are getting crazy busy around here so I am going to take a break from Swap-Bot. Thanks for all your wonderful swaps, its been great meeting you.

I'm finishing up these 3 swaps and then staying away until mid-September. If anyone wants to write me, in Spanish even, you are welcome to and I will write back. Next week my kids and I are going on vacation for a week, then our County Fair is coming up. Our dd's are in 4-H and we literally move to the fair for almost a week. Then our community puts on the concessions at a state rodeo, which I coordinate. And then the big kids start back to school, so, whew. In between I'll be putting up the garden.

I don't lament this busyness, it is a good time to practice living in His Presence, Practicing HIs Presence. The only way to live with peace.

Today i have 3 boxes of apricots needing to be put into jam, plus the freezer to clean out to make space for the coming broccoli crop, after getting these swaps in order. Time to get my priorities in line and keep them that way !!

The veggie garden is finally up and growing !! It has been a late Spring here. Our motto for the corn is," Ankle high by the 4th of July". We did get to eat our first zucchini from the greenhouse, yea !!

One of my latest adventures is to get practiced up on my high school Spanish. That was a looong time ago. The Lord kind of brought it back for me 4 - 5 years ago when I met a lady from Peru who spoke no english and needed someone to talk to. Now there is a lady in our church from Nicaragua. She wants to learn English and I want to get better at Spanish, so we get together once a week for study. It is the highlight of my week.

I am a stay at home mom, 3 kids - 2 teen dds, 1 ds . A former homeschooler, planning on continuing with our new son. Since we are always teaching, it just fits in. We live on a ranch in a very rural area. I enjoy animals, sewing, stamping, knitting. The girls are teenagers - yikes.Our ds is 2 yrs old and very busy.

I have sheep and like to have a veggie garden, baking, trying new recipes, cooking,We raise all our veggies and Spring is a time for watching the snow melt and the tomatoes sprout. Also I like to help in ministries.

Favorite Music

We don't get radio very well at home unless someone is standing right next to it. In the car I listen to Christian radio, public radio or country. I like instrumental Jewish music, old rock, old country, Smoky Mtn music and the occasional Dueling Banjos !

Favorite Books

The books I am most interested besides my Bible are biographies of people that have lived in other cultures. Generally I like true stories. I have a shelf full of YWAM missionary biographies. Rught now I read Good NIght Moon alot !

Favorite Movies

Hmmm, we only watch videos or DVDs, no satellite so ... Chariots of Fire, Mary Poppins, Cars, Ever After, Walking Across Egypt, Veggie Tales Jonah, Walking Away the Pounds ! Latest good movie we've been watching is "Radio".

Favorite Crafts

I like any crafts with color in them. So yarn qualifies, as does papercrafts, card making, fabric, quilting, weaving. Someday I would really like to learn more about painting, watercolor or oil. I also like to write stories and look forward to that time when I "retire".


I collect small watering cans and like all things to do with tea. Stationary is one of my favorite things and I like to put notes in with almost everything I mail. One of my favorite places is going outside to our garden, or an early morning bike ride down to the river.

Favorite Places

Favorite places include; looking out my kitchen window at the bird feeder, snuggling with our son, driving and yapping with our daughters, walking on the foothills looking for wildflowers, kneeling on the warm dirt in the garden eating fresh peas, hand feeding grain to a few of my favorite sheep and scratching their chins, watching baby lambs race around, relaxing on the couch with my hubby, sitting at our table having tea with a friend.

things I like to cook

I like to cook simple meals, but have a terrible time with the crockpot. Several times a year I cook for a crowd of up to 20 on ranch workdays. Baking bread is great fun for me. My dh works hard and can eat as many snacks as I can put out, plus I host Bible study and make appetizers, etc for that. In the summer we have a veggie garden and I cook alot with veggies of all kinds. Menu planning is something I'm learning and want to get lots of ideas for make ahead meals. We use beef, chicken, pork, lamb, grains, etc.


Things I stay away from include: occult, obscenity, tattoos, romance fiction.

pledge to swap

I generally have my swaps ready and waiting for the start date, so if yours doesn't come in a reasonable time please send me a message. So far there hasn't been any problems with the mail, but you never know.

There was the time it took 5 weeks for my folks to get their personalized street sign for Christmas !!


julijul rated for -Y- Recipe Postcard Swap on Sep 9, 2009
Comment: Thanks!
marinda rated for -Z- Recipe Postcard Swap on Aug 5, 2009
Comment: Thanks! Pretty postcard and yummy recipe.
sleepingrover2010 rated for -Z- Recipe Postcard Swap on Jul 31, 2009
Comment: Hello Jean, You can't beat getting a recipe that comes right after you have them for lunch, right onto the postcard, and then right into the mail. A recommendation, "Just had them for lunch, yummy!" is a great way to sell a recipe to another person. I love zucchini and so your recipe is one I will definitely try. Now that we are all done, my next step is to get all my recipes put into a book of some kind and then for the rest of 2009 and into 2010 I am going to enjoy trying all the recipes I received during this A-Z swap. It will be my pleasure to add your zucchini recipe to my special recipe book, share it with others, and use it myself. Happy Cooking and Happy Swapping!!! Barb sleepingrover2010
Fritosmom rated for -Z- Recipe Postcard Swap on Jul 31, 2009
Comment: Great recipe and it is Zucchini season here and Thank you for the beautiful PC
Response: What else can we do with a "Z" ! Its a daily veggie here too. Thanks for the rating and the heart !
Soon2BMC rated for -Z- Recipe Postcard Swap on Jul 30, 2009
Response: Glad you got the card and thanks for the rating : )
GalMolly rated for -Y- Recipe Postcard Swap on Jul 22, 2009
Comment: My blog friend just gave this recipe today in her blog but only with cocoa. My husband will love yours since he loves yellow cake!! Thanks so much for the cute postcard and yummy recipe!! ~Molly P
Response: Thanks for the heart and glad you liked the recipe. I adapted it from the choc. one since I'm a yellow cake person too : )
Marilyn rated for -Y- Recipe Postcard Swap on Jul 21, 2009
Comment: Hi Jean, I love this recipe! Just one question -- do you use regular pudding mix or instant? Thanks so much. Best regards, Marilyn
Response: Hi, I use instant pudding, hope it works out good for you : )
Fritosmom rated for -Y- Recipe Postcard Swap on Jul 21, 2009
Comment: I live alone - so this is a great way to have your cake and eat it too without having to bake a whole cake. Thanks so much.
Response: Have your cake and eat it too, I like that ! Thanks for the heart : )
Fittzwm rated for Gardening Girls Garden ATC Swap on Jul 20, 2009
Comment: I love it! Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart ! Its only my 2nd ATC, much fun.
stmpaval62 rated for Favorite bible verses Notecards on Jul 13, 2009
Comment: Those are beautiful cards and the verses are good thank you
Response: glad you liked them, its hard to pick out verses so I used some of my favorites. Thanks for the heart : )
Comment: Muchas gracias :) Haha, I have no idea what I'm doing with this Spanish language, but I will try to write you back! And the felted nameplate is a fun idea, thanks so much!
Response: Yes, this is fun !! About the funnest swap yet. I would enjoy keeping on practicing writing if you want to. Thanks for the heart : )
Sherry24 rated for -X- Recipe Postcard swap on Jul 3, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the great recipe. I read it to my grandchildren and they can't wait for me to make it. I see Xtra Easy Cereal Bars in my near future!!!
Response: I think you'll like them. Thanks for the rating.
mejulia rated for -X- Recipe Postcard swap on Jun 30, 2009
Response: Thanks for the rating, hope you like the treats.
niecedenise rated for -X- Recipe Postcard swap on Jun 29, 2009
Comment: Looks good-thankyou!
Response: Thanks for the rating and swapping, they are yummy treats !
Soon2BMC rated for -W- Recipe Postcard swap on Jun 29, 2009
Comment: Muffins are one of my favorite foods! I can't wait to try the whole wheat and honey muffins! My mouth is watering already!
Response: Muffins are so fun to bake, yummy and quick. Glad you like the recipe and thanks for the rating : )
kdj42160 rated for Make me a............Recipe book #2 on Jun 26, 2009
Comment: Jean! What a wonderful assortment of recipes! I can't wait to get started on them! I enjoyed hearing about your family and home and the picture on the pc is breath-taking. I can only imagine how wonderful it is to see that sight on a daily basis!
Response: Yea !! Glad you got it thanks for the heart and the note it came. I hope you have a great summer, filled with easy recipes and great times.
RecipePC rated for -W- Recipe Postcard swap on Jun 25, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the Whole Wheat/Honey Muffins recipe.
Response: Thanks for the rating ! Enjoy the recipe, its tried and true.
Response: Thanks for the note and the star. I love using my sparkling new potholders too !!
user10383 rated for -W- Recipe Postcard swap on Jun 15, 2009
Comment: Love the PC. Recipe looks good.
Response: Its a recipe I got from a friend, tried and true. Thanks for the rating : )
KathyG rated for -W- Recipe Postcard swap on Jun 12, 2009
Comment: Love the card and the recipe looks good. I'll definitely be trying this one. Thank you very much.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Its been fun doing all these recipes.

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SnackCake on Jun 17, 2009:

Hi Jean, Your package came....Thank you sooo much!! I love the potholder,notepad and especially the pic and post card!! Where you live is beautiful!!

SnackCake on Jun 6, 2009:

Hey there! I'm looking into how to ship plant clippings LOL we may get there yet! Your page is awesome!

SnackCake on Jun 6, 2009:
lvpoohbr2 on Feb 28, 2009:

Welcome to swap-bot and the gardening group!!

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