Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2024 6:57 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2013
Last Online: April 3, 2023
Birthday: November 3
Country: United States
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Things of Note:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.

~Bil Keane



At home, the internet connection to this site rarely works (if you have any ideas for me to try, please leave it in comments) so I have to wait until I'm in town and that is usually when I can log in so my responses to PM's may be delayed. Sorry about that.

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I love coffee and crafting!

My life is starting over in a way and I am working on giving my home a "bed and breakfast" feel . . . sort of a retreat and place to relax after a long day of work. I love the idea of coming home to a place that is cozy and peaceful and would appreciate anything you think would help me achieve this. :o)


*Card making

*Making gift baskets and care packages with all sorts of fun things

*Learning to make jewelry, bookmarks, soap, candles, new things I found on Pinterest and more!


I love Love LOVE creating and receiving thoughtful care packages tucked full of little treasures!!!

I love doing stocking stuffer, tiny presents, and care package swaps and I am open to doing private versions (USA only at this time) of these swaps. :o)

~Swapping In General :o)

I prefer to send and receive thoughtful, quality swaps that show time, care, and attention have been paid so if you are my partner in a swap, and need more time, please know I am happy to wait a bit, just send me a PM. :o)


~Made by you or someone else

  • Pocket letters!!!!
  • Christmas ornament
  • Altered matchboxes
  • Handmade cards, handmade envelopes
  • ATCs (finished or not)

~For my own crafting pleasure

  • Embellishments for card making (I prefer dimensional embellishments rather than flat items)
  • I love items from the brands Jolee's Boutique, Spare Parts, Recollections
  • Inspirational quotes
  • 3D Embossing Folders Items from your stash are welcome too!

~In the Garden/Outdoors

  • Your idea/tip for veges or fruit can grow on my porch in a container
  • A bulb I can plant in my flower garden
  • Fun gardening magazine (new or used)
  • Tips for how to store fresh herbs
  • Decorative items for my garden and flower bed
  • Windchimes
  • Bird seed, suet, or other treats for the birds

~In the Home

  • K-Cups for my Keurig Coffee Maker (my favorites so far are Chai Latte and Hazelnut Cappuccino, but I am open to anything including tea!)
  • Other yummy ground coffee (I have a K-cup I can fill with any other types of coffee).
  • Digital kitchen timers
  • Taste of Home magazine (new or used)
  • Coffee stirrer straws

~This and That

  • Cozy Mystery book
  • The comics page from a newspaper
  • Your book or movie recommendation
  • DVD's (used is fine) of The Help, King's Speech, The Young Victoria, Fixer Upper Season 1, or a DVD you think I might enjoy
  • Sweet treats (only with "normal" sugar - no aspartame or artificial sugar please)
  • Anything from my Amazon.com Wish List
  • New forever stamps (or any denomination…even 1 cent stamps are very handy)
  • Fun socks (size 6 & 1/2 shoe)
  • Surprise Me!


(In no particular order)

1 ~ It gives me a reason to buy more cute things (especially when I find an awesome deal)! :o)

2 ~ I get to do things I haven't done since I was a kid...like buy those cute Valentines card kits and send them to people.

3 ~ It is an outlet for what I love to do . . . send surprises to people, do crafts, participate in RAoK's and more!

4 ~ I can buy a bag of embellishments or brads or buttons, even though I know I won't use them all, because I have people to share them with!

5 ~ I find out about great things to be a part of such as Chemo Angels, Stamps for the Wounded, and Hero Network.

6~ It is like Christmas in my mailbox all year long!

7~ I am helping to provide job security for our postal carriers. :o)

8~ I get to kind of be a "Secret Millionaire" ~ just on a bit of a smaller scale. :o)

9~ I am exposed to all sorts of interesting things I never knew (sort of like reading bits of knowledge from Reader's Digest ~ but even more interesting and fun)!


Thank you for reading this far :o)

I can't draw or paint to save my life (so I am not in need of art supplies for drawing or painting).

No patience for knitting, sewing, embroidery, crochet...that kind of stuff.

Pastels are okay, but I REALLY like colors that are bold and bright!

I have plenty of (and currently don't need any more) paper, notecards, ribbon, washi/deco tape, cookbooks, candles, lotion, lip balm, and fingernail polish.

I would rather not receive makeup (I am kind of picky in this area).

And I think the world would be a better place without "walls of shame."



~ @shalvorsen ~ @thriftymermaid ~ @debaca5150 ~ @MissWhimsy ~ @usacricket ~ @spotteddogs ~ @MsRose ~ @waldenpond2 ~ @pianoheart ~ @myshoesdontmatch

You are on this list for one or more of the following reasons: You made my introduction into Swap-Bot awesome! I was flaked on, and you were an angel! You sent me something from my group wishlist when no one else did! You sent me happy mail ~ just because. You sent a swap so amazing it made me want to give you a million hearts! Thank You, thank YOU, THANK YOU!


EmJayBe rated for 12 Days of Christmas on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Your package arrived safe and sound! And of course, once again our minds came up with a very similar idea. Not a surprise ;-) I will comment more once I've opened everything. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi Donna! What a very clever item! I already picked out a bowl and put the folded papers in the bowl. I haven't remembered to pick one out yet, though! haha! Wonderful idea.
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie.
Comment: Love your Swap!!! Thank you!
Comment: Love your swap. Thank you so much. Very fun & cleaver! And pretty envie too!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. 😊
Comment: I cannot even begin to tell you how perfect the timing of this is. I NEED this stress relief tea today. Thank you so much for the fantastic mini pocket letter! Love it! 💖💖💖
Comment: What a cute idea -- thank you!!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: What a great idea, thank-you!
Comment: I love all the goodies! Thank You!
Comment: Donna, your package arrived this morning. I actually saved opening it until now as something to look forward to, because I had to say goodbye to my doggie today. Very sad ;-( But your gifts brightened the day so much...thank you for your thoughtfulness! I truly love everything in it (Autumn, a perfect theme of course)...I don't want to even say I liked one thing over the next because it was all so great. Thank you so much, truly. You should get your tomorrow, I hope. And yes, I would love to do a Christmas-themed exchange...just say when ;-)
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Such a cute and unique idea! i will be putting them in a jar for sure, especially after this month, I need all the encouragement I can get. Haha. Thank you!
washingtonmaverick rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoy the little notes of encouragement! I really need these now and then!
Kvwanderlost rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: What a sweet idea, thank you Donna! "Today I will be happier than a bird with a French Fry" is one that I am going to remember for sure, love it :)
auralily rated for WIYM: September Stocking Stuffer on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I've got it tucked away to open at Christmas :)
moxiekiefer rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Love this swap, thanks so much !
WaywardDreamer3 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Lovely idea, thank you!
MawBella rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Cute idea.
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #2 on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Hi Donna Thank you I like what you sent me spicemom

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thriftymermaid on Jun 11, 2023:

Hey Donna!! I was so happy to see the message you left on my page!! I hope you'll be back soon for some fun Christmas swaps!! And I'm so glad to know that you are well!! Big, big hugs!!!

thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! 🎄💗

thriftymermaid on Oct 21, 2020:

I miss swapping with you!! I hope you're well during these crazy times. Hugs!!

CurlyTea on Nov 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

thriftymermaid on Jan 2, 2018:

Artistic on Aug 4, 2017:

Just wanted you to know I got the July Week of Happy package today. I'll start my week on Sunday and will be back in touch with you. TIA!

allthingsregency on Jul 11, 2017:

Thank you for all your kind words in regard to the week of happy envies swap. It made me so happy to know that you are enjoying your goodies! Yes! I would LOVE to do a Christmas swap with you when it gets closer to that time! Just send me a message when you're ready to do it. :) Have a great day!

renate on Jun 13, 2017:

Thanks for the paper sacks and mini envies you send me for the May wishlist. I can use them in my crafts .

goinjenny on Jun 2, 2017:

May AATW === Thank you for the stickers!!

allthingsregency on May 31, 2017:

You are SO welcome for the postcard!!! Thanks for letting me know it made it to you safely. :) WOW!!! 10 miles to a lighthouse?! That's crazy! What an amazing experience this had to be! The most I have had to hike to a lighthouse is 1.8 miles (one way). Having to hike to it made me appreciate it more, as I had to work to see it. :) You have a wonderful day!

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