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LadyBayou

LadyBayou
Date Joined: October 28, 2010
Last Online: December 20, 2018
Birthday: July 16, 1978
Country: United States
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About Me

I am newly 40 (say what!?), a wife, a fur mom, an occassional human foster momma, & a substitute teacher. I live in Louisiana, am a native, but not to the area in which I live. My husband served 20 years in the USAF & just retired. He has gone back to school & is working as a teacher. Professionally I'm a mental health therapist, but haven't worked in my field in quite some time. We have 4 pets- 2 cats & 2 dogs & our longest foster placement was 2 siblings for 15 months. Our home actually just reopened after Thanksgiving so any day now I expect to welcome a child into our home. Who know for how long they'll be here.

I absolutely LOVE snail mail. It is the highlight of every.single.day! I adore it. I join in swaps on Instagram & here on Swapbot. My favorites are Christmas cards - it's the one thing I do almost annually, themed package swaps like on IG (mug swap, pass the ball, etc) & I occasionally look for those here, random ATC swaps & that's really all I've dabbled in.

I'm an animal lover & welfare advocate, a travel/road trip/camping junkie, a DIY Pinterester, newbie gardener, Christian, & decorator.

I've had a rough go of it the last few months. I'm trying to rediscover myself, put self care to the forefront, find what I love & enjoy doing again.

Favorite Television

I'm a streaming junkie.... Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. A few faves are Shameless, Call the Midwife (I'm a sucker for British chic lit also), Making a Murderer, Gilmore Girls, Handmaid's Tale, & about a hundred others! On TV I love Life in Pieces, New Amsterdam, Grey's Anatomy.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are really just creating things, DIY, Pinterest inspired projects for a specific reason. I do enjoy Bible Journaling which utilizes special markers stickers, paints, ephemera, tabs & such. I love planning & use a large spiral bound paper planner. I also journal for my mental health & to document life. Photos & documenting life is very important to me. I love anything positive - quotes, sayings, scripture, all that gooey stuff. It really makes me smile. I dabble in thread crafts like cross stitching & embroidery. I can always use stickers of any kind. I do adore me some note cards & always find a use for them.

Things I Dislike

Very strong floral odors, anything too girly or flowery (grandma-ish), anything saturated with nicotine - I'll be sneezing before I can even get it open! Nail polish, clean postcards.

Things I LOVE

Christmas theme red truck, stickers of all kinds, notecards, old written on postcards, old stamps, made ATC's for trade, animals - monkeys, gorillas, orangutan, cats, dogs, horses, koalas, you get the picture..., pens, markers, labels, sticky tabs, bookmarks, magnets, thimbles from places, paper crafting/journaling items, teal & red, lotions, body sprays, lip balms, long necklaces, Dachshunds, essential oils, anything remotely "crunchy" (lifestyle), scripture, memes, positive affirmations, recipes, etc.

FAVES

Snack: funyuns, chocolate chip cookies Candy: twizzlers Chocolate: Hershey w/ almond, kit Kat Colors: red, aqua, yellow, greys Music: contemporary Christian, country (old school) Artist: Lauren Daigle, Vince Gill, Reba, Mercy Me Decor: Chevron, red truck, positive affirmations, teal/white/grey, succulents. Spare Time: reading, social media, journaling, Bible study

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful CHRISTmas card! That is one of my favorite verses, especially when you realize it was Paul who said it! Trying to keep my focus on Jesus my heart!
cookies37 rated for A Holiday Card in the US #4 on Dec 20, 2018
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Comment: Hi from O~Hi~O ! Beautiful Red Barn Christmas Card ~ love, love, love red barns & old red trucks! Love the glitter on the trees & of course the cardinals (Ohio's State Bird). I'd like to wish you & your family a Very Merry Christmas & The Very Best of 2019 ! Take care ~ Judy
Response: Merry Christmas! So glad you loved it. I pull from several cards, sounds like this was a perfect fit!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap! I would give you more hearts if I could. Each item was so thoughtful, and the package itself blew me away!
Response: I missed this coming in, I was hoping it had arrived. Was about to look it up. It was so much fun to put together for you & I'm so glad you love it! Packages like that are one of my favorite things to do. Merry Christmas!
JJcrafty rated for Walking in a Winterwonderland on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas Card! I love that is is actually religious. I love that scripture of being Still. Thank you for the gift tags as well. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Response: You are so very welcome. Merry Christmas!
suepier rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
jenlovespsu rated for A Holiday Card in the US #3 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Merry Christmas! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the so pretty card & tags. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Wrong person, mine hasn't gone out yet for this swap :)
spiffytiffy rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and sweet tag! Happy Holidays!
Mscraftyt rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and tag! <3
widelo123 rated for A Holiday Card in the US #2 on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Crystal, loved your Christmas card. Thank you. Shirley
Response: Oh good! Happy you loved it :)
tentmari rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty, sparkly Christmas card and the gift tag. : )
kolasx rated for Christmas Card -SNOW SCENE-USA on Dec 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! β™₯ I enjoyed the glittery snow scene
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Mindy82671 rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cardπŸ’–πŸŽ„
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jlink rated for Brenda's Merry Christmas Swap 2018 #7 on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: thank you
vontakk rated for Christmas Card -SNOWMAN-USA on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Happy Christmas!! I'm waiting to open! Thank you!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ€πŸŽ„
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, and tags. Merry Christmas!
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Comments

anrtist on Aug 17, 2013:

Thanx for being part of the LLL Group!

anrtist on Aug 17, 2013:

THANX for being a part of the LLL ~ Location, Location, Location Group! Hope you are ENJOYING it! Feel free to invite all your SB Friends ;-)

cauwae on Nov 10, 2012:

Hi I will send my last two swaps for the six week snail mail. I'm sorry. I know now that I'm not a good fit for that kind of swap.

deviousdomi on Oct 27, 2012:

Just want to let you know that I've recieved all of your letters so far for the six week snail mail swap. Thank you. :)

cauwae on Oct 18, 2012:

You're welcome! Glad you like what I sent :)

deviousdomi on Oct 4, 2012:

Hello, I just got your letter for the 6 Week Snail Mail swap today. I loved it, thank you very much. :)

ButterflyQueenBee on Sep 16, 2012:

I do hope you join my swap! I live in Bossier City now, I grew up in southwest LA near Lake Charles.

Jentri on Oct 28, 2010:

I LOOVE Christmas music too! Happy you joined "Simple Thanksgiving Card Swap!" Welcome to swap-bot!

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