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Last Online: October 17, 2023
Birthday: November 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Little gnomie I made...

I love good mail, and I always have! I was in the Army, but that was years ago. Now I'm living the high life in Reno (get it? High life? Sierra? oh well...), working as an office manager. I have three cats, a love of tarot, divination, and gardening (flowers, not veggies). I like to read (cozy mysteries are my current faves), I'm a magazine-aholic, and I drink lots of chamomile tea (no wonder I'm so calm!).

I love Susan Branch, Mary Engelbreit, French Kitty, Chococat, Maneki Neko and scotties. For scents, vanilla, spice, and citrus-smelling items are my favorites. I love tarot cards and other types of divination. I love cats. And reading. And BPAL!!! I'm rediscovering fairies. I would love guided meditation CDs (okay if burned copies!). I love magazines: girlie, home, different (Bella Grace, Mantra Wellness, B*tch, Bust), mystery (Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock), and British mags. Starbucks cards are always appreciated! I guess you could say I'm a girly girl...love pink.

Favorite colors are the combo of pink and black together, yellow and gray together, pink and brown together, turquoise and brown together. I don't wear silver jewelry, but love gold and copper. I like autumn colors, but my office is with tropical colors (purple, turquoise, yellow, white).

I HATE GLITTER. Seriously...glitter and I don't get along. Glitter is the litter of the art world...it gets on everything, you can never get rid of it, and it lingers until the end of time.

Knick Knacks and Whatnots

Some of my favorite things include:

  • Sea glass
  • Susan Branch
  • Laurel Burch (esp. cats & dogs)
  • French Kitty
  • Chococat
  • Necklaces (gold or copper chains; black cord)
  • Owls
  • Gardening
  • Cozy mysteries (without romance)
  • Cats (I have three)
  • Magazines! I hardly ever buy them, but I love them!
  • Dark chocolate
  • Dark chocolate sea salt caramels!
  • Scotties
  • Lucky Cat (also known as Maneki Neko)
  • Roll on perfumes
  • Copper anything!
  • Bath salts (not made in China)
  • Candles (also not made in China)
  • Witch stuff (not hags)
  • Grumpy Cat (who doesn't?)
  • Cool stickers (meaning not reward, kids, Disney, etc.)


GLITTER. I think I mentioned that already, but it's always worth mentioning again! ;-)

Photo albums and frames I don't post pictures around the house or at my desk.

Most things made in China Seriously. Their products have killed cats and dogs and children. Why do we continue to trade with China? I realize that I can't stay away from all things China - but for sure stay away from items my food might touch, that go into my mouth, or on my face/body are items I will not use.

Memo sheets For the most part I prefer the whole pad or nothing at all. I've gotten to the point where I just throw loose memo sheets away, so it's not worth your time or money to send them to me.

Hot Drinks I would prefer not to receive any hot drinks (teas, hot chocolate, etc.). I am not really a hot drink kind of gal - and I especially don't drink hot chocolate, because I don't drink milk.

Earrings, bracelets, rings

Christmas ornaments I do not set up a tree.

Postcards I do not participate in postcard swaps anymore. Exception: I enjoy receiving blank/unused Mary Engelbreit and kitty postcards, especially Grumpy Cat.

White chocolate This is like Fake News - a lot of hype, and no substance! :)

Cosmetics/Lip Balms/Lotions I get all I need through the beauty box subs to which I subscribe!

Don't Open 'Til Christmas Swap

Regarding "Don't Open Till Christmas" type swaps - I am rating 5s once received, and will add hearts and additional comments after opening.

Favorite Crafts

I don't think of myself as a crafty person, but I do engage in light papercrafting for pocket letters (my new favorite thing to do) and I have also started to make my own small envelopes (microlopes).

I was attempting to learn how to knit... that didn't go well, but I don't think I've given up entirely yet. I recently bought a crochet needle, and I hope to learn how to make dishcloths. We'll see...

The one thing I like to do, but is really expensive to send, is making altered candles. I use the glass pillar candles that can be found in the "religious" section of the grocery store, and I decoupage them, add embellishments, etc. I like to make spell candles out of them, or "just for fun" candles - this Christmas I made myself a holiday candle using fabric, a vintage image of a cat hanging up an ornament, some fancy yarn, and a jingle bell.

I had a lot of fun with altered clothespins as well - this crafting thing is addicting!

Things I have to swap

If anyone is interested in a one-on-one, I have some stuff - US only:

Lots of cosmetics, brand new, received from Ipsy and Birchbox. Let me know what you are interested in (eye make up, etc.). I have a ton of stuff I would love to get rid of it all.

Also have some tarot decks I wouldn't mind swapping. If interested, let me know, and I'll tell you what I've got in my "going away" stack!


I know tea is popular in the swap world. Please refrain from sending it to me. Due to dietary restrictions and allergies, I am unable to consume most teas. Chamomile and rooibus work for me. Everything else seems to cause distress - and that includes chamomile tea doctored with any other type of flavoring, like citrus.

Please: no green tea, no black tea - caffeinated or otherwise. My system reacts wildly inappropriately to it!

Thank you!


ChrisAnne rated for CPG ~ This is Me! ~ USA on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: What an amazing job! We finally job our mail figured out. They were delivering to a different box than we were told. :( Thank you for working so hard on this swap!
Response: Thank you, ChrisAnne! I'm sorry you were having such a time with your mail. Some of the sub postal workers don't feel like walking to my mailbox, so they mark stuff as "undeliverable." I know a little of your nightmare myself! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween!
laterdayze rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the really cute vintage card :)
Comment: Lucy, I love what you and your friends are doing. What fun and what purpose!
TeaNi rated for CPG QUICKIE: Dear Santa PC - US only on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Hope your wishes come true! :)
Comment: Hi Lucy! Such a cute card and stamp! I hope you had a nice Christmas - your artichoke dip sounds yummy. Happy New Year ❤️ ⭐️🍾
jenlovespsu rated for Send me a Christmas Card - USA on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, Lucy. From the envelope to the cat stamp to the "2020 - the year of the blah," it was magically delightful. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Adorable card -- thank you. (The Year of Blah -- indeed! LOL)
Comment: Thank you for the cute WTP postcard and sharing your bingeing. I enjoy Father Brown, MISS Marple, and all the pbs mysteries as well! I'll have to check out the other ones. Thanks again, L.A.
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a beautiful banner! it is so adorable and will just add happiness to my crafting/sewing space! A million hearts to you!! Thank you!!
Response: oh I am SO glad you like it! Happy holidays and joyous crafting!
Comment: Thanks so much for the super adorable card and kitty stickers!!
Comment: I love Mary Englebreit cards! <3 Congratulations and good luck with your new job!
Comment: Such a sweet card, I loved it!! The gnome on the envie was cute too. Hope you have a good thanksgiving!!
Comment: Love the card and the magnet, put it on my fridge right away, too cute! I hope your Thanksgiving is safe and wonderful!
Comment: Awwww....I miss hugs, too. I think my experience in GA is vastly different than many other places. I do miss movies but I'm pretty sure the theaters are open again here (which is terrifying).
debtea2 rated for CQ-Giving Thanks Card swap-USA on Nov 8, 2020
Comment: thank you for the lovely card and sentiments wishing you a blessed day
Lovelykarina rated for Easy Peasy Note Card - USA on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you ! When’s the last time you visited California??
Response: It's been more than a year! I usually go for a week in Santa Cruz during the summer, but this year covid, so no traveling for me!
Comment: Cute card and I want some rum cake!
Response: Okay, your comment made me laugh! It was pretty good... and I still have rum left, but no more cake! :)
2Hearts rated for UHM: National Cat Day 💌 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Super cute swap! Thanks!

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tcornell on Oct 17, 2023:

autumn Hello Lucy! Just stopping by to say Happy Autumn! Hope all is well in "your neck of the woods"! Tracy

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say


From Cheap Postage Group:)

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:


Thinking of you! ♥Tracy

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BusyB on Dec 9, 2020:

Thank you for the Hello Kitty Christmas card for the CPG holiday card tag. So cute! You crack me up! giggle Thanks also for the ephemera.

kiddomerriweather on Dec 8, 2020:

Thank you for the November WW!!! I love the art doll magazine!!! I'm having so much fun looking through it. It's definitely giving me some much needed inspiration. =D

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