Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2019 4:00 pm


Date Joined: January 1, 2014
Last Online: November 21, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States

About Me

*** I have struggled a bit this past week. I have shingles and they hit me hard. I have one word of advice, when you are old enough....get the vaccine! I am on anti viral and making good progress but I am playing catchup everywhere!! ***

My name is Kathy. I am married to the Steve, love of my life. I have 5 grown children (ages 37- 27) and 8 grandchildren (16- 3). We now have custody of my daughters children. Mason is 6 and could definitely use your prayers. Losing his parents, because of their choices has been tough on him. Alexis is 4 and she doesn't know them since she was still a baby. I am so happy to say that my daughter is in a Christian rehab and doing very well. She will be there for a year. She asked that it be court ordered; although, her lawyer said that she didn't have to do that. She is now clean for a year & a half. We get to talk to her each week and see her one time a month for the day. The holidays are looking wonderful this year!! :)

The middle of June we had my Mother-in-law, Ruby, who is 88 move in with us. She fell about 5 weeks ago and could not get up. She laid on the floor for 2 days before we realized she had fallen. She was taken to the hospital and from there physical therapy. She can only walk a little to the bathroom a couple times a day. It's definitely been an additional challenge being her caregiver. We have 12 year old cat named Sassy. We also have a Chihuahua puppy named Sam and a chiweenie (Dachshund/Chihuahua) named Gracie.

I love being outside. We enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I love to work in the yard and garden. I love the smell of Gardenias, Honey Suckle and Magnolias when they start blooming, but plant many flowers in my yard and really enjoy visiting botanical gardens or seeing wild flowers when we hike.

I also love crafts of any kind. I sew, make ATCs, scrapbook, cross stitch,do plastic canvas and crochet mostly. I love patterns and material, of course. I enjoy browsing the local thrift or "antique" stores. We love to travel and see new places. Life has taken somewhat of a change. Since we're parents again and Mason is in 5K, we are more tied down.

I love Jesus so anything with a scripture is always a favorite. His goodness never ceases to amaze me. Most of the reading that I do is books by Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado, Joel Osteen, Beth Moore and similar. I am currently doing a bible study by Joyce Meyer and an Audio Book by Jack Frost from Shiloh Place Ministries.

Favorite Music

I listen to Contemporary Christian like Sidewalk Prophets, Jaime Grace, Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Natalie Grant, Lauren Diagle, King & Country, Hillsong, Crystal Lewis, and many more. I love to sing! I love music. I love 70s & 80s music and a little country at times. I got Barney down pat again too!! Alexis adores to sing and dance.

Favorite Television

I love This is Us, Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Greys Anatomy, NCIS and Handmaids Tale. I enjoy watching Joyce Meyer and Jesse Duplantis too. I really am enjoying Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Misc Likes & Random Thoughts

I love all kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, bears. I love to watch the birds at the bird feeder from my sun room. I love cardinals & hummingbirds. I have several hummingbird feeders around the yard. I love flowers, butterflies & dragonflies.

I collect angels. Hubby says I collect everything.

I like:
Washi tape
Recipes especially healthy ones and those fun for kids I don't like anything too spicy hot. I still bake for my kids, grandkids and other gatherings, but try to find healthy alternatives whenever possible

Dark Chocolate (I generally have two pieces with coffee each afternoon). I also like sugar free mints or hard candy when I exercise. I occasionally enjoy caramel, & sea salt chocolate

Papers, die cuts & misc for ATCs, scrap booking or other crafts.

Stamps & stamp pads

I love to hear about interesting techniques you have used in your creations.

Charms, and beads

I love anything homemade. Something else to try!

I like to walk in the early mornings when everything's fresh and crisp or at twilight when there seems to be a hush over things. This doesn't happen often right now lol.

I like to chat with a neighbor I meet walking or working in the yard. I can talk to about anyone that I meet. I tend to be positive, upbeat and a love to joke around. God is faithful and I trust Him. I love Jesus and He has never let me down.

Trying to find our new normal. There's school, sports, playgrounds, bedtimes & baths again. Most our age aren't used to having a preschooler tag along tag along any more. Mason is ADHD with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) due to trama. I never realized something like that existed. Some days he's a real challenge.

I don't care for:

I don't like dragons, realistic snakes, bugs( except for the cute ladybug type) or rodents, AC, witches, sorcerers, wizards, skulls, dark or gothic type things. After Gracie found a skunk, not so crazy about them. I am not a big fan of Halloween except maybe the lighter side like the children, candy or cats ( I love giving out candy and seeing their costumes and excited faces). I celebrate fall instead. I do like light steampunk that's not dark or revealing.


Please PM and let me know if you don't receive a swap from me. I won't ever flake! I will always be glad to resend. I want my partners to enjoy being my partner and have a great experience, that is part of the fun.

I am pretty easy to please and will promptly send swaps. Please let me know if there is a problem. If I have missed something you need to know, just message me and I'll be happy to answer....and give you plenty to read since I can "talk" your ear off rofl!

My Grandchildren

Mason (6) loves Jurassic World ,Minecraft, Fortnite, fishing, Legos, cars, trucks, motorcycles, candy, stickers, and most of the normal things 6 year old boys like. His favorite color is green. He's so smart. He's already reading at a level D (4) chapter books and doing addition, subtraction, fractions.

Alexis (4) loves babies, Barbies, Princesses, Daniel Tiger, Shopkins, LOL, Hatchamals, Pikmi, butterflys, coloring, stickers, singing, & dancing. She's ribbons & bows one day and camo & boots the next! She has a big time sweet tooth!


TexyDeb rated for PCEW19 Round 5 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and lovely note. (cool scooby-doo postage stamp)
Comment: Thank you. I like this postcard showing things I like. Lavendar I used to hate. ha ha ha
PineappleTarts rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #8 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: The tulips are pretty. Thank you for hosting.
CheyanneB rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap INT #3 on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: so much happy mail from you in my mailbox today! Thanks so much!! Love the variety of postcards!
CheyanneB rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #18 on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Thank You so much!! Love the postcards - and the bonus was a lovely surprise! I am still chuckling at some of those laws - I wonder how many people kept their horses in bathtubs before it was made illegal! lol
Dinkyde rated for SF- Scattergories PC- D - USA on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Cute dog PC. Thanks!!
marclively rated for What the Heck...? PC #39 on Nov 10, 2019
JessP rated for HALLOWEEN POSTCARD SWAP on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card! Sorry for the late rating- I tidied up before halloween and accidentally put some mail in the wrong drawer! I hope your wonder woman and army soldier had fun trick or treating! I took Peter Parker to school with me (my son is 12 and in the same school where I teach) he decided not to trick or treat this year :(
Comment: thank you for the recipes you sent.
iheartushi rated for Tea for Thee # 15 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Hello Kathy! I am sorry about the weather there. I hope it already improved. Thank you for the tea selection. They are new to me and I can't wait to try them all. πŸ™‚ thank you very much for the post card.
fortannam rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap USA #3 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!
debbiespoms rated for What the Heck...? PC #40 on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I see what you mean by the postcard and does look like a child did it. can see why you can't understand it.
Comment: Thank you for the extra card! I hope Halloween was fun for you all. Marina
Comment: Thanks and good job!
BethAndMonroe rated for SF ~ Fall ATC on Nov 4, 2019
SkaGirl rated for Postcards With a Prompt #59 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Poohtat rated for SF- Scattergories PC- B- USA on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Cute postcard. Thank you
BeHappyToday rated for PCEW19 Round 5 on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much Kathy for the beautiful PC’s sent in the Envie! I love them!
coleenfranks rated for USA- Quick Tea Time on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Hi Kathy, Thanks for the tea swap. I just came home today from out of town so got it. Maybe it's been awhile as I've been gone a week. I"ll enjoy the tea.
bstrong rated for Simply Send A Postcard INT #8 on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Received PC today, what a great set of Halloween stamps on it. Pretty cool PC thank you very much. Hope you're feeling better. Take care.

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NadzKari on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you for welcoming me here :))))

LaetiArts on Jul 25, 2019:

Thank you for the welcome message! β™₯

snailmaillove041 on Jul 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for β€œangel-ing β€œ the simply a senders choice postcard INT #4. The postcard is beautiful and the owl sticker is so adorable! I wish I could officially rate you. Since this is unofficial however, I can give you two hearts. β™₯️ β™₯️ πŸ˜‰ Take Care!

KarenFife on Jun 11, 2019:

Received the beautiful β€œextra” today. Thank you so much - I love it‼️

iowa05 on Mar 25, 2019:

Hey there! @krspellman received her completed coloring collab postcard. Here's the finished piece! Thanks for participating. :)

Coloring Collaboration Postcard

rubyhousesliprs on Feb 17, 2019:

Thank you for angeling the Simply Send a Postcard swap #1! Love the lavender field postcard!

angelgram on Feb 5, 2019:

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β™₯ αΈ°αΈ€αΉͺαΈͺẎ β™₯ Thank you 4 the RAK for Valentine's Day ❣ Happy mail in red embellished envie with holiday and profile likes. Inside great card and note and die cut mini heart craft supplies. Oh the special tea is such a treat and you included the booklet from the tea garden gift shop - THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

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CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Dec 20, 2018:

wolfeagle on Nov 14, 2018:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration pc with the Tiger. It made it home and it's great.

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