Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 10:43 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: February 26, 2021
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: I am officially retired! And a member of the RGC. Retired Girls Club as of June 26, 2020

Returning from RGC trip to Vegas 7-5-2020. Gal bought a condo!!!! Now we have a place to crash

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 54 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 25 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of 5 year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 39 and my twins, John and Chris 36 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender fUPDATE: 5 YEARS LATER, we have painted it gray. I was ready for a change The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine, I don’t watch regular TV as we do not have cable. I would rather watch my favorite you tubes, Now I am taking an abstract art class on line called Amanda’s insiders. I am amazed at the work I have produced and they hang on my wall. It’s the best 19.99 a month for its value, a class every week but what more, we have developed a community of artis from all ranges.


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL New UPDATE: The nfl got their heads out of their butts and I will watch football now, I am an army brat and disrespecting our flag is nothing I can tolerate. Leave it at that. UPDATE: back to boycotting the NFL.

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaping. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

Watercoloring is my new passion. Found a teacher and well, don’t be surprise if you get a card from me with one of my watercolors.

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade. Just took a road trip to Arches, Moab Utah, Colorado ! Iowa , Mt Rushmore and finally Yellowstone. Now retired so much of America remains to be seen. Europe is out these days sadly. I have 3 retired girlfriends so we made the RGC. Retired Girls Club. We have already taken a trip to Vegas where one of the gals bought a condo! I do the itinerary. 2021 i hope will see us in New Zealand, home of the HOBBIT and Lords of the Ring. We keep putting it off but this maybe the year. We must watch the trilogies about twice a year.


Things I like Sparkling stuff, Photos of you or your travels Hand made cards, Washi tape, tea ( no green) and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes Any information, brochures, maps, ideas about Germany or Austria. Best info is by those who know. So, if your writing to me and have travel experience in those countries, please tell me about it. Maybe things on don’t waste your time on.


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks


nanadiana rated for A Note For You # 88 on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and pictures of your trip. I don't hate you, but am rather jealous! We were there 4 years ago for our 40th Anniversary and I want to go back next year for our 45th. We stayed in Waikiki but did go on a volcano tour, first was a helicopter ride over the volcanoes, then a ground tour. It was a lot of fun. You have been busy since you retired and that's what you should be doing. Our snow didn't last long but now it's been raining hard for 24 hours. Gotta love the PNW in the winter. NOT! Good luck on the destashing!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Sold over $125.00 so I. Am on a roll. Try the big island or Kauai next time! Ok, maybe Maui. So many island so much time!!!
4Friends rated for February Pen Pal of the Month - USA on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Yes please have a pina colada for me in Hawaii! It sound like you, like to travel like we do! Thanks for sharing with me- Have fun traveling -
Response: Thank, you,should be getting a post card from Hawaii too.
dalbright rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #2 on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: I always feel like we’re sitting and having a cup of coffee when you write! It’s the best! Thank you!!! ♥️Happy Valentine’s Day❣️
Response: you are so welcome. That is how I like to write! Our flight home from Hawaii was cancelled on Saturday so we had to spend one more night on Kona and flew home Valentine's day. It was all good!
jaimierandolph rated for Write a letter Quick swap #25 on Feb 10, 2021
Response: This swap is from oct 2019
jaimierandolph rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #8 on Feb 10, 2021
Response: This swap is from 2019
Response: This swap is over a year old, I am confused why you are rating me on a swap you probably don’t remember.
Comment: What a lovely envie you made! Thanks! Brightened my mailbox for sure. I've been up to your area--it is so beautiful! My son lived in Portland for a while and I loved visiting. I also loved coming home to my sunshine! Lol. Enjoy Hawaii! I loved it. We visited the volcano park when I was there, but I was so bothered by the air, that I had to stay in the car after the first couple of stops. Coughed for months after. But it was really cool, and I'd love to go back. Have fun! I'm sure masks will help there!
wombatlady rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #231 on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: LOVE the handmade card and envelope - so cute! Will write back shortly!
Response: Will be looking forward to catching up! Thanks for the heart
Cynfully rated for Seed Packet Swap on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you love the pic and I will try the nails out!
Response: I hope they work better for you than me!!! Thanks for the heart
tristitia rated for Create and Write #1 on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Oh, your pictures make me want want summertime and the outdoors - but we got over a foot of snow last night! Thank you, your ATC and card are so pretty :)
Response: No snow for us! I would love at least a dusting. Thanks for the heart
montigneyrules rated for Wine Lovers - USA on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the handmade items!
Response: I find the extra time making something for our partners far out weights buying stuff because they put a lot of time and effort into it. I hope you enjoyed the watercolor bookmarked enclosed in plastic cover. I see how much you enjoy reading. It helps to make the book mark last longer. The homemade water color art on the card truly shows that your partner took the time to be creative not to mention the art that was drawn on the envelope with all the details. I suppose it can get lost on people who do not appreciate art or the time it takes to put together a nice swap.
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a joy it was to get your letter in the mail. I LOVED the envelope. So beautiful! The letter was wonderful! I absoultely adore the pictures. What a neat add in! Enjoy your trip to Hawaii! I'm so happy that you get to go! And your huge road trip you took sounds like it was super. Thank you so much for the wonderful letter! PS. my daughter is a park ranger at Zion and there is some snow right now, not tons. We are having a really dry year. Bryce sits higher so they have a bit more snow. Personally, I think Bryce is so much more beautiful in the snow. I'll message you with a few ideas on Hawaii.
Response: Oh thank you and for the heart. I wonder if they will get more snow by the middle of March? I wanted to be a forest ranger back in 1975 but my counselor said there wasn’t much demand so I didn’t go into it...kick myself now.
Comment: Just read your lovely letter. Thank you for the photos too. I will write back soon.
Shuttlebug rated for Painting in the New Year - US on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Love the artwork and the letter! And thanks for the flowers, too.
Response: You are welcome...thanks for the heart.
LadyJo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #222 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend! I only received this not to long ago! Oh my! Oh it was fun to read back to Thanksgiving! Thank you for the extras!
Response: Well it was one to forget !!! Thanks for the heart
ahnlynn rated for December 2020 Journal Swap on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Beautiful journal!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart . I am glad you liked it. Lot of reading I know!
kizzlets rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #2 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Your mail art is AMAZING!! Gosh why didn't I think of adding gold and white accents to my mushroom drawings! It's beautiful!
Response: Thank you, something I saw on you tube. I bought several gold pens at hobby lobby! Love them.
Loosefolia rated for One Week - One Letter #14 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Hello! I've received your letter a few weeks ago (I'm sorry for the late rating!). Thank you for the lovely letter. I hope you and your family are safe! <3
Response: thank you for letter me know...we are fine..
LindaW rated for Winter Letter + Tea Swap on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the friendly letter, tea, and stickers. I didn’t have to cancel plans for anything. Hopefully we can travel later this year. I took a Bible College class on Bible Counseling years ago.
Response: That is good to hear...thank you for the heart
heidiblooms rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #226 on Jan 6, 2021
Comment: Lauri! Thank you so much for your sweet card. I LOVE the envelope and all the little goodies you included! If you sold prints of your art I would definitely buy them, I absolutely love the rainbow jellyfish! I hope this year you and your family will be able to travel to all of the places you've wanted to + then some :)
Response: Thank you so much! I hope to make that a dream! On both counts! Thanks for the heart

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1koolkrafter on Feb 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎈🎁

Petaltea on Dec 22, 2020:

kizzlets on Oct 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the floral photos and cute dog stickers in response to the 💌 Mini Happy Mail #2!!! 💌 (USA) swap I sent. Much appreciated!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

Merimax on Aug 27, 2019:

Thank you for the photos and letter, also for the postcards and stamps that you had snail-mailed for the Photo of your house swap. Most kind of you.

iamdawt on Aug 11, 2019:

I just wanted to say that I appreciate all of the effort and thought you put into your swaps. You always go above and beyond. Anyone would be lucky to have you as a partner.

paperlvr on Apr 9, 2019:

Many thanks for your adorable note back for our original Brighten My Week March #5 Swap! I think you wrote to me on vintage stationery I sent to you! 😜 Your distressed oxide note card was beautiful! Thank you for sending me your very first one! Thanks also for the extra goodies! I hope to swap with you again soon!

christy102194 on Mar 25, 2019:

Thanks for the congrats! Cannot believe it's been 6 years!

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