Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2017 11:13 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: March 23, 2017
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I live in a small town in Texas that has one blinking yellow light and a few stop signs. I have a fur child, Peaches. I taught public school for 33 years: home economics. I retired in 2014.

I like to crochet . I am currently working on pet mats for a local animal adoption center. I also make hats for chemo patients and cocoons for preemies.

ABC Likes:
A - Aqua, Austria, Aprons
B - Bunnies, Big Bang Theory
C - Cats, Crochet, Crafting, Chocolate, Country music, Calvin & Hobbes
D - Dancing, Dallas Cowboys, Dirty Dancing (the movie)
E - Easter
F - Flowers
G - Gnomes
H - Hello Kitty, Hedgehogs
I - Iced tea
J - Journals, 'Junking'
K - Kittens, Kolaches
L - Lavender, London
M - Morning pages, Marshmallows
N -
O - Otters
P - Pink, Pocket letters, Polka music, Pressed pennies, Pinterest
Q -
R - Red, Reading, Rubber ducks, Road trips
S - Sewing, Spring, San Antonio Spurs, Snoopy, Suzy's Zoo
T - Travel
U -
V -
W - Washi tape, Willie Nelson, Waterfalls, Watermelon, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)
X -
Y - YouTube, Yarn
Z -

Favorite Music

The only time I really listen to music is when I’m in the car. And then, the radio station is set on country music or I may listen to cds. Most of those are either country or polka/waltz music from local bands. Polka music is ‘happy music for happy people’!

Favorite Books

I like to read, mainly fiction. I have a small collection of books about pets! When I get one of those, they stay with me. When I finish with other books, I either donate or give to someone else. I also like reading personal stories from World War II.

Favorite Movies

I don’t watch a lot of movies. Even growing up, we never went to the movies. Living out in the country didn’t lend itself to being able to go to the movies. Now, if I go to movies, it will be for a romantic comedy. I don’t care for horror movies or sci fi.

Favorite Television

My guilty pleasure is watching reality shows, such as Big Brother, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Survivor and Amazing Race. I always wanted to be a contestant on the Amazing Race (before they started doing those really difficult roadblocks and challenges!). I also like to watch Jeopardy and get really excited when I can know the question, especially the final question! Other favorite shows include House Hunters, Tiny House Nation, Texas Flip & Move and Flip or Flop, The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls

. Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet. I make pet mats for local animal shelters, cocoons for preemies and chemo hats for cancer patients. I also make scarves, dishcloths, just about anything that isn’t too difficult. Let me crochet and watch television and I am a happy camper!

I used to make a lot of beaded items – jewelry, Christmas ornaments, etc. But I haven’t been doing a lot of that lately.

I have always had a fondness for paper crafting. Anything to do with paper makes me smile. Scrapbooking, journals, now pocket letters and trying ATCs – any of that makes me happy!

I also sew. I have been sewing since I was nine years old – that was a looooong time ago. I also taught sewing when I was teaching and that was my favorite part of the year.

I will try just about any craft. People would always ask me, “Why are you making that?” My answer would be, “To see if I can!”


I don't have a lot of dislikes and am pretty easy to please. That being said... if you would like receiving what you are sending me, than I will most likely be happy to receive it.
The only holiday that I am not fond of is Halloween. I don't like the ghoulish, creepy, etc. things that are associated with Halloween (including skulls and crossbones). If I participate in a swap dealing with Halloween, I would prefer the cute, smiley ghosts, bats, cats, etc. I can send the 'creepy' kind but I prefer to receive the 'cutesy' kind!


denisedecker58 rated for February 2017 Journal Swap on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Renee...you did an outstanding job on this swap! I so enjoyed reading through your journal and getting a glimpse into your life! I'd rate you higher if I could!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked the journal.
Debmitch rated for SWAPS - ATC - Red Themed on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC. I love it!! Thank you for the extras too ♥
Blufox421 rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap on Mar 20, 2017
boriquaz rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Super colorful ATC, great job thanks so much. Happy swapping.
debtea2 rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: thank you much
cbzcando rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty, colorful ATC and cute washi, too. Have a great day today :)
debrbrts rated for USA ATC SWAPS: Book Page ATC w/Bird on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC
vinsnanny rated for ATC from every state #1 on Mar 12, 2017
Comment: Love my Texas card and the note Thank You
LizFinn rated for An ATC A Day #8 on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: A nice selection of your work!
MyRetroSoul rated for ATC from every state #1 on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Renee! I love this Willie Nelson ATC! My family hails from Texas. My mom from Dallas, my Dad from Brownsville and my siblings and I from Denton. It is a great state!
Rimbar rated for Handmade Mini Album #1 on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: Ty ever so much. I am so excited. You did an amazing job with this mini album. I loved it. The next swap will be up soon. Happy swapping.
vanneparis rated for *Playing Cards Swap - Diamonds* on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Hi Renee - Thanks so much for all of the wonderful Playing Cards. I love them all!! I am so glad to hear that you are having fun with the swaps. I am seriously addicted, lol!! Take Care -Vanne
choke rated for CPG: Blank ATC Backs Only - USA only on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the great set of backs, I'll enjoy using them very much!
judgedbyabookscover rated for An ATC A Day #8 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: LOVE these cards Renee!! Thanks so much for going the extra mile, I love it when swap partners put some heart into their swaps!!
sherba31 rated for An ATC A Day #8 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a great set of ATCs. I'm a butterfly fan so I really like both of those cards. I appreciate the extras as well. See you next round!
Winegeek rated for An ATC A Day #8 on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: I LOVE every one of these ATC's. The calendar one is my favorite. AMAZING swap, and thank you for the tea.
ladybugluvsstuff rated for An ATC A Day #8 on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: awesome atcs!! my favs are the 2017, and the bird, thanks so much for the teas and washi.
Lilpurplepig rated for USAPC: ATC with a Flower on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. You did good on the embossing. Like the stamp you used. That stamp can be used in so many ways. Embossing is fun one you get used to it.
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC backs, they will for sure come in great use. Less I have to make. Also thanks for the die cuts, how did you know I needed a bird for an ATC? :)
sillysusie rated for Scrap ATC -USA- on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Very cool card and the vintage post card is awesome. Thank you

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OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


emilynhr on Dec 24, 2016:

Meowy Christmas!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

Linsoid on Nov 2, 2016:

Thanks for all the Lovely stickers and address labels! I sent out your tea advent packages late last week so let me know when you get it!

RyeRye on Oct 16, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Artistic on Oct 7, 2016:

So glad you like the feather tape! Have fun with it.

jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for Swap: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to swap. Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Sep 17, 2016:

Profile Check for Dollar Store Washi Swap!!!!! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

jaimierandolph on Sep 3, 2016:

Profile Check for Handmade Embellished Paperclips Thank you for joining in the swap! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

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