Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2019 8:25 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

Jan 2019: goal is a letter a week.

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 52 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 24 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of two 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 36, and my twins, John and Chris 33 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 💜💜💜💜. 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 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

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🍷

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.


Things I like Sparkling stuff,

Beads, 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

Fuzzy socks, Hair barrettes/headbands, Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes


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


Bookaunt rated for Cup of Tea and a Letter to Read on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter, nice teas and the lovely post cards. I am writing back to you this weekend.
MarHelene rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #1 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: I loved your letter! And the envelop was pretty!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I am glad you found my letter entertaining!!!
eurocat rated for USA letter & decorated envelope swap on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the long letter and fast swap! The penguin envelope drawing is really cute! Thank you for the nice postage stamps too. I teach art part time in an elementary school, and I also do sub art teacher for high school kids. Very different experience. Young kids are not skilled, but their learning attitude is better. High schoolers have better art skills, but their learning attitude is not as good. You know, many high schoolers only want to text their BF or GF instead of doing art. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I think your life is very productive! Gap year and travel sounds like a great idea. It’s good that your kids are all old now, and have grand kids already. The Hawaii bookmarks you painted look very nice!! Thank you again for joining my swap! Hope you have a good year in 2019 ❤︎
Response: Thank you for the heart...I am glad you like my art!!!! But first I have to text my BFF 😆
recycleit rated for Let's Be Friends on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Enjoyed this a lot! Thank you!
Response: Well I enjoy writing to people. Thanks for the heart.
flmom rated for January Art Envelope Swap 2019 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Lauri! Just got your mail art and wonderful letter! It was like getting a letter from a friend :). You write an interesting letter and what experiences you have had and are planning. Very inspiring. Martha PS: Thank you for the stamp and lovely mail art!
Response: Glad it brought a smile to your face! Thanks for the heart.
vlhafer54 rated for Christmas Cards Across America on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and the lovely Ponte di Rialto postcard. My husband and I want to travel to Italy - his grandparents were from Sicily.
Response: Wonderful place to visit. Glad you relish the postcard.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card you made! Good luck with your writing goals 😀
Response: Thanks so far so good
AZmom875 rated for Penguin ATC on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Super cute penguin coin. thanks for the sunflower paper too.
Response: Your welcome thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the photo and extra goodies, the picture is beautiful, so creative!
Response: I made a bunch of cards using this photo. It’s one of my favorites
Pixieheart rated for Christmas Cards Across America on Dec 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thanks for the heart
Mindy82671 rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap! #2 USA on Dec 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: And to you
Comment: Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: You too. Thanks for the ❤️
MissBrenda rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap! #2 USA on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and stickers! Merry Christmas, Happy 2019 and Happy swapping....
Response: Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas & Happy Swapping!
Response: Merry Christmas
Comment: I hope you get to Europe :) Merry Christmas
Response: Me too! Merry Christmas
luv2kraft rated for Christmas Cards Across America on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Received your lovely Christmas card. I really appreciate the postage stamps. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart
arimails rated for Winter ATC Coins Swap- USA on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: These ATC coins are so cute, I love the little penguin! Thanks so much and happy holidays :)
Response: Thanks for the heart, pretty new to coins
Comment: Thank you for nice personal greeting, postcard, and pretty washi samples. Merry Christmas!
Response: Your welcome! Happy holidays. Thank you for the rating
Comment: Thank you for the snowman Christmas card and wow!!! The lovely snippet of lace from your wedding dress was an unexpected gift! It's so beautiful..thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope you can use it for something special. ❤️

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BabyBee78 on Oct 18, 2018:
RiverTopanga on Sep 15, 2018:

Hello! Hope you are doing well. Good to see you again :-)

kclicquot on Jul 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for Angeling the 4th of July earrings!!! They are so beautiful!

Aladyjackson on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you for the letter! I love the envelope, and I will send you a letter back soon. Hugs!

HannahsMommy07 on Jul 3, 2018:

THANK YOU for UNDERSTANDING MY SITUATION. Much lucky swapping always!!!!!

Pdxmommy on Jun 14, 2018:

I got your package and I can't wait to go through it!!! ....As soon as the kiddies are in bed so I can actually kick my feet up without interruptions. ;)


BlueberryLady on Feb 13, 2018:

Belated Birthday Wishes ~ Hope your Day was Special !!!

Kellpepper on Feb 11, 2018:

RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

jaimierandolph on Oct 10, 2017:

Profile Check for: Quick Letter! # 4 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy and join more of the ones to come! Happy swapping!

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