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Last Online: April 6, 2016
Birthday: June 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a former preschool teacher, but right now I am a SAH Mommy/Grammy. I have 4 children--3 daughters and 1 son. Three of my children are grown, 2 still at home--one a college student and one a 5yr old!LOL We have 4 grandchildren--3 girls and 1 boy--all under age 6. We have so much fun with our littlest girl and our grandchildre!

As you can see, I am a very family-oriented person---My husband and I have been married since 1977! I 'qualified' to join AARP and the Red Hat Society last year!(LOL)I still feel very young--I think all the kids keep me that way (or maybe it's watching all of the children's programming--I just don't know)!LOL

I have a wacky sense of humor and very eclectic tastes. Sometimes, even I, can't keep track of my fav things of the moment!LOL

I am a Christian and a children's Sunday School teacher--but that doesn't mean I don't have fun and don't have a sense of humor---I think my sense of humor and wackiness are 2 of the gifts God gave me---it helps even out the shyness/introverted part of me! I don't mind receiving religious items.

Favorite Music

Contemp. Christian, 70s, pop, classical, jazz. Ithink I'm pretty well-rounded (well, in more 'weighs' than one)!!!

Favorite Television

I love to read so much that it intrudes on my TV watching time!LOL I like Discovery, TLC, History, A &E, Crime solving stuff. My daughter makes me watch What Not to Wear and Say Yes to the Dress with her.

Favorite Crafts

I like a lot of different kinds of crafts. All of the easy kind!!!ROFL I like to decorated matchboxes, make bookmarks, make magnets out of tiles, and I'm teaching myself how to make things out of felt----after a life-long hatred of sewing!

I love any crafts that others make--there are so many artistic people on Swap-bot.

Some of my favorite things

I LOVE to read! I especially like thrillers/suspense. I like true crime, some chick lit, recently started reading the Abby Cooper, Phycic Eye series--Would love to have some of the later ones.

I love Diet Coke and am always watching for spare Coke codes---so I can get free Cokes---only 24 pts gets you a coupon for a free Coke and caps are worth 3 pts each. If you don't use yours---I would love to have them (you can just send the codes; you don't have to mail the caps--unless you would rather. I hope that makes sense!

I have been a member of Swap-bot since May, 2007. I've been trading books and other media on line for about 6 yrs.


Coke Codes

Rag Dolls---I am just starting a collection--any size, any kind, raggedy ones are great, too!

matchboxes--decorated or undecorated


postcards---vintage or not, written on or not-I like 'em all. I also like vintage postcard booklets from the 50s, 60s (?) , they fold out and have several cards attached, I have recently found postcard books on Amazon--that have lots of postcards in a book. I love those,too.

Unused postage stamps (US) I like all denominations.


Birds---birdhouses, etc


Embellishments---all kinds


gel pens and Sharpies

I ADORE cookbooks---esp. ones made by churches/organizations---lots of different kinds of recipes.

I like tea towels, oven mitts, potholders, fun kitchen goodies--my kitchen is decorated in apples, but I like everything.

I like Mentos candy (all flavors)


those little packets to add to bottled water

coin purses (my hubby is looking for one of those old man/Grandpa type coin 'purses' to keep his change in!LOL

Buttons!!! I like to fill jars with buttons

Erasers--I have recently started filling a jar with cute erasers.

Pretty paper

Holiday decor

Cupcake themed items


Cute Socks (reg women's size)

Flip Flops (size 7/8) fun colors, etc

things with Smiley faces make me happy!

I always love anything from my Amazon WL--most of it is books because they are my fav--I keep it up-to-date---used books are fine.

This is a new (weird) interest--cute sleep masks! I recently tried one and couldn't believe how much I like sleeping with one!LOL These are just a few of of the things I love---I love getting anything in the mail because I love surprises so much!!!

I always rate right after I open the mail---please remember to rate me, too. Thanks bunches!

Bri's WL

Since I just joined a group for children's swaps, I thought I should put Bri's WL in here:


Crayons/crayon box

Cookies (she is telling me what to write)

Stickers: Dora, Diego, Princesses, SpongeBob

Jewelry, hair stuff

I, Carly stuff

a not expensive movie---her words--she doesn't mind used.

Littlest Pet shop animals or other small animals

Lip Gloss

little pad of paper/notebooks


Comment: thanks for the postcard
Comment: Gabriella says Thanks for the nice card, she likes the pet store in our town also =)
tiggerkitn25 rated for Children's Postcard Swap # 5 on Apr 25, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the PC!
QuinGem rated for grocery coupon swap #6 on Apr 15, 2011
RoseStryker rated for I am so bored #5 USA on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the resend!!
Response: I was not aware that this swap had not been received---am resending right away.
Maggiesmother rated for PC USA Then & Now on Sep 21, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and note. Hope you have a great week. Your swap partner, Linda
ladyaries7 rated for Postcard Prowl II on Aug 23, 2010
Comment: cute! thanks!
Comment: These are wonderful. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for all the neat stuff:)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful bits and pieces!!
Angelbaby2 rated for OSC 22 on Jun 30, 2010
merlainne rated for Kids Share Swap Red,White and Blue on Jun 29, 2010
Comment: Emptying your package created many smiles. He is now singing the Star Spangled Banner and waving the flag. He wanted me to tell you: "The car is my favorite. And I love everything." I loved how even the note was on themed paper! Thank you.
collectedmess rated for OSC 23 on Jun 28, 2010
Comment: love the look magazine thing...i dig old mags like that. thanks!
CraftyCelticLass rated for OSC 24 on Jun 28, 2010
Comment: great items!! love the precious moments stickers
CraftyCelticLass rated for OSC 20 on Jun 26, 2010
Comment: blank bookmarks always come in handy, everything was great!! thank you
pearlie rated for Homemade Bookmark Swap #2 !! on Jun 25, 2010
Comment: Thank you! Must start reading new book and put them to use tonight!
madpoetics rated for 25 Random Things Meme- the Swap! on Jun 22, 2010
Response: It is just so nice that so many times we get partnered with people so much like ourselves! I really had fun writing this one out---it helps me to remember just who I am!
Angelbaby2 rated for OSC 21 on Jun 22, 2010
CraftyCelticLass rated for OSC 16 on Jun 21, 2010
Comment: great items!! sorry it took me soo long to rate..I thought I did...thank you thank you
ladyaries7 rated for 25 Random Things Meme- the Swap! on Jun 21, 2010
Comment: You sound like a lot of fun! thanks for sharing!

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renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

edgetorn on Feb 14, 2012:

Happy Valentine's Day!

MommyKnows on Jul 14, 2010:

How about checking out the new EASY almost handmade bookmark swap? International and US versions available.

madpoetics on Jun 22, 2010:

I prefer my mashed potatoes with peas. :D I kill my plants too, which is why I have an aloe plant. If I forget to water it for two months, it doesn't die! Oddly, my grandfather taught me that vinegar and newspaper trick when I was a kid! I like funky socks too!

kraftykj on May 18, 2010:

Thanks so much for the card you sent. It came on a day that was hard for me. I never thought I would lose my moma and grandma so close together. I was with Grandma the day she died. The day mom passed my brother followed the ambulance out to her house and I drove to the hospital...was hoping she had just fell and bumped her head.. In fact she had a heart attack..Anyways thanks so much for the support. Karen

Zion on May 8, 2010:

kristi you did a mother,s day swap with zion i am Patricia Winters the one she had you send stuff to I LOVE ALL you sent me very much.I LOVE THE UNICORN STUFF THE BEST THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Patricia

Zion on May 8, 2010:
sduckson on May 8, 2010:

Kristi-thanks so much for the PERFECT "broke folks postage control" swap package! I can tell that every item was catered to my profile and really appreciate it! the coupon made me laugh, but I'm off to use it soon!!

egilkey on May 6, 2010:


I'm SO happy you liked your goodies!! I have another package for you I'm getting ready to mail tomorrow morning... p.s. tell Bri to get excited too, since I couldn't help but adore her WL & shopping for it :)

xo Liz

Panj on Apr 20, 2010:

Stoppin by to say Hi!! Hope all is well with you!!! Haven't had you for a swap partner recently! :)

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