Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2019 5:36 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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July 2019!

Had my third big and small chemos and now I'm 1/2 way thru treatment! WOOT! It gets a little harder to bounce back from each one but I am determined and thankfully am gifted with a really great amount of energy and a fabulous immune system!

Heading for Big infusion #2 on Tuesday, 2nd July... Not looking forward to it but at the same time, I will be 1/2 way done!!

Had Gemzar Chemo infusion #2 on Monday June 17th- Didn't do so great with Big Chemo #1 -- so let's keep our fingers crossed that this one isn't so yucky! LOL

Started chemo again- (may 14th, 2019) TINY recurrence -- this is my 3rd bout with Ovarian Cancer - Fun times LOL - It's small - no lymphnode or organ involvement - I will kick it's ass once again! - See my blog above for more info!

Happy Swapping

I'm Gabi.. a 1940s and 1950s living historian. My husband, 17 year old daughter and I own a WWII Traveling museum and do quite a few events during the year. We are all 1940s and 1950s living historians and dress the part pretty much every chance we get!

I love the neat and tidy look of 1940s and 1950s fashion as well as the music from that Era. My husband and I are swing dancers and attend quite few events each month!

My Planners


My planners and Traveler's notebooks vary in size! Most stuff works for me!

I LOVE to swap Planner Goodies!

My main planners are all A5 sized ring bound and B6 sized Traveler's notebooks

I ADORE the little cute task stickers for planners, weather, housework, grocery shopping & traveling. they are so cute and I use a lot of them.


*Favorite Colours: Orange, Teal, Green, Tardis Blue, Yellow

  • Favorite themes for my planner are Seasonal, Monthly Holidays, Disney World, Diddl, European and Japanese cute stationery & craft/planner supplies and stickers, Kawaii, Japanese & Korean stickers/planner supplies, Alice in Wonderland, Teal, NYC, Positivity and just about EVERYTHING!

  • I love inspirational and encouraging quotes!

*Love Disney World and vacation there every year!

*I absolutely LOVE Camels, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea pigs and Hedge Hogs.. not the easiest to find I know!!

ABCs of Me!

  • A - ACE OF DIAMOND Playing cards, Aspen Colorado(home town!), Aspen trees/leaves, Alaska, Alpacas, Airplanes, Armadillos, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland, Architecture (OLD),

  • B - Bluegrass, Barbershop Quartets, Buddy Holly, Baking, Bobby Rydell, Beach Combing, Bridges, Black Licorice, Blue Columbine flowers (remind me of home!)

  • C - Cacti, Cooking, Cowboys, Castles, Coney Island, Country Music, Colorado, Covered Bridges, Camels, Chinchillas, Caribou, Cats, Chinese New Year, Christopher Lambert, Carnivals, Coke Machines( have a 1956 coke Machine!) Cruise Ships, Constellations, Clouds, Cheshire Cat, Classic Cars (1950s and earlier)

  • D -Dion and the Belmonts, Dogs, Dancing, Disney World, Doctor Who,

  • E -EXPLORING!! ETSY, Exploring, Erin Condren Life Planner, EPCOT, Ephemera, (the)ELEGANTS.

  • F FIFTIES EVERYTHING - Fiddle Player, Folk Music, Flying Squirrels, Filofax, Fairs, Flowers, Fall, Flea Markets, Fog, Frogs, Flow Magazine, Fifties Freak shows

  • G - George Strait, Guinea Pigs, Ghost Stories, Gravity Falls, Gotham, Going places, Grave yards, Gel Pens

  • H Horses, Hank from Finding Dory, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion (Disney), Humphrey Bogart, Halloween, Happy Planner, Hot Air Balloons, Hank Williams, Hamsters, Hummingbirds, Hurling, Hedgehogs

  • I - Iris flowers, i-Mac, Iceland, Iced Tea, Ireland, Irish Music, icicles

  • J - John Denver, Junk Journals, Jukeboxes (have a 54 Seeburg!)

  • K - Kites, Kittens,

  • L- LIFE!

  • M - ANYTHING Medical (vintage), Music, Mandolin ( I play the mandolin), Mail, Moose, Mumford & Sons, Mafiia Crime Families,


  • N - Neverland (Peter Pan), Nurse (trauma)

  • O - Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Oddities, Orange, Old West, Over the Garden Wall, OLD PHOTOS

  • P -Penetentiaries, Prisons, Paranormal, PLAYING CARDS, Photography, Photos. Project Life Scrapbooking, Pepe Le Pew & Penelope (it;s my husband and myself..for real LOL) Planners, Planning, Phineas & Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Pomeranians, Pizza, Pop Culture

  • Q - Quilts, Quartets

  • R - ROAD TRIPS! ROUTE 66, Recipes, Rural Exploring, Royals/Royalty, Rural Living, Ranch Life, The Royal Teens

  • S- Saguaro Cacti, Succulents, Snowflakes, Swing Dancing, Singing. Scrapbooking, Sunrise, Serial Killers, Sunset, String Bands, String Quartet, Sicilian Mafia, Scottish Heritage, Scottish Fold Cats, Scotland, Scottish Music, Swapping!

  • T - Taking the Road less traveled. Tarot Cards, Traveler's Notebooks,Travel, The color TEAL, True Crime

  • U - US States, Umbrellas, Urban Legends, URBAN EXPLORING

  • V - VINTAGE EPHEMERA! VINTAGE EVERYTHING! Vintage Vending Machines, Violin ( I am a violinist/fiddle player) Vintage Everything! Vintage Photos, Victory, Vito Picone, Gardens, Vintage Cookbooks (50s and earlier)

  • W - Washi tape, World War II reenactor, WWII, Waterfalls, Wildflowers, Weird NJ Magazine, Wombats, Wartime Letters, WWII Photographs, Everything/Anything WWII, Welsh Dragon, Wales

  • X -

  • Y - Yeti folklore, Yellow,

  • Z - Zoos

I LOVE Swapping goodies all over the world!

*I am a WWII Reenactor/ Living Historian

*I am a 1950s Living Historian

*I am a Medieval Reenactor/Living Historian Http://Sca.Org

*Doctor Who (Donna Noble) & also Star Trek (Bajoran) Cosplayer

*Horseback Riding

*DISNEY WORLD! DISNEYY!! I know it's not a 'hobby' but for me it kinda is... I LOVE planning our annual trip to Disney World and it really takes me all year because I make my girls autograph books & take my time doing so over the entire year. Every day involves a little bit of Disney World planning for me!



I love all postcards!!

But here are some themes I collect:

I'd love to have a train or railroad postcard from every state (and every country!)

Vintage "Linen" Postcards

Old Penitentiary/Prisons, WWII Era/Vintage & Vintage or Repro WWII Cards, Map Cards from all over the World (USA TOO!), Alaska, Colorado, Camels, construction, trains, planes and transportation, Mountain landscapes, old barns, Bridges, Olympic Peninsula WA, Hoh Rainforest, Anywhere there is history of WWII, Jetoy, WINDMILLS, The Netherlands, Holland, UNESCO, Zoo, Recipe Postcards, Harry Potter, Castles, Dragons, Ireland, Medieval Europe, cats, Scottish Fold Cats, animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, famous people, Volcanoes, planets, coffee, tea, books, libraries, famous buildings,Old West/Cowboys,Ranches, South West, flags, maps, Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Japan, Van Gogh, Poe, 'Greetings From' postcards
etc.. . . . .

Wish List!


I love Halloween!

Traveler's Notebooks - any/all sizes WWII Items - Anything/everything- I own a WWII Museum

1950s.. everything... anything 1950s!

Anything from Colorado - Grew up in Aspen and MISS IT TERRIBLY!

Anything SLYTHERIN related from Harry Potter

Anything from SCOTLAND - It's my ancestral homeland and anything from there is pure comfort

Cowboys, old west, horses, cattle... I'm a ranch girl

Any old ephemera, old maps, old photographs, vintage book pages, and illustrations, old ledger pages, Old music sheets, vintage paper of any kind, vintage postcards, vintage ads from magazines, vintage magazines etc.. I love old paper, old stamps, old letters, ephemera! Vintage envelopes and papers too! EVERYTHING EPHEMERA

Sheep! SO CUTE Love 'em!

Highland Cattle

Camels - My fav animal

WOMBATS - Another fav animal!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint.

Please no Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Fibers/Yarn/Floss/String/Ribbon/Thread/Fabric/Buttons/Trim/Lace/Cloth etc.... - I don't do these types of crafts and don't want you to spend the postage to mail them to me only for them to sit here unused and unloved LOL

Please no Sports stuff yuck (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers yuck Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use

Favorite Television

Doctor Who


My favourite Doctors are 11, 10, 2, 8, 4 & 9

GOTHAM! (My daughter loves Gotham)

!!!!Star Trek!!!!



Candy & Goodies

Love chocolate

I'm not a fan of nuts in chocolate or plain.

I Love crisps/chips!

Nothing with hot peppers please. I do not like HOT/ spicy foods.

Please don't send anything mint. I really dislike it and it gives me a headache :(

I love all sorts of candy from all over - Im open to try most anything

Please NO HOTLIX or the ones with BUGS in them and don't send me chocolate covered bugs either PLEASE- that's just icky to me. YUCK! NO CANDY covered insects. Yuckers!!! LOL


BeHappyToday rated for Quick PC swap #7! on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Omg... this is probably my all time favie PC that I’ve received! Seriously, I just love it! It’s so me! I accepted your friend request & I agree that we do have a lot of the same interests! We definitely should do a private swap sometime... so fun! Thank u Gabi!!!
MissPaula rated for AMMM: Summer chat postcard on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the NJ Beach PC. We have something like that here, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
ginnijay rated for Quick PC swap #7! on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card from Wa. Thanks
WhimsyEcoBug rated for 25 Washi Samples on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: I am now stocked on washi tape, haha. Thank you for such cute washi. My faves would have to be the heart breaker one, the Expecto Patronum, The Balloon animal, and the whole card that has the nigh sky theme.
SillyTilly42 rated for Photo Swap #1 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Such beautiful photos!!
KarenFife rated for PHOTOFOLIO PC SWAP on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this postcard!! it's one I don"t have and I LOVE it.
xMARCIx rated for The Happy Mailbox #14 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail! I love the stickers and thoughtful postcards!!
ChrisAnne rated for PP ~ Tape Time ~ Dots and Spots on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun dots!
goinjenny rated for PH: Letter D (Blank or Naked) on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Jafferty rated for Up-Cycle a USED POSTCARD! on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I like how you covered the back. Very cool!
cherlita rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard and quotes, that's so inspiring!
Comment: Loved the die cuts! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes
scrappermama rated for Book Themed PC on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Cool postcard(S)!!! Thank you so much. L♡ve!! Have a great remainder of summer!!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PC's and the note you wrote. It was very nice.
ASawvel rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: I hope you enjoyed your concert! It's been very humid here also, and I hate it. I can't wait until fall. Thanks for the card!
WhimsyEcoBug rated for Wordy washi on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Your mini envelope was so cute ! I love the "when life gives you lemons.." washi & the ones you included based on my profile were so cute !!
nannydino rated for Book THEMED Postcard on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Gabi thank you for the Literary PC with the Shakespeare quote. Smart man. Happy summer swapping peace love light
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
nannydino rated for WIYM: YELLOW POSTCARD SWAP #3 on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Gabi thank you for the Arkansas PC Happy summer swapping peace love light

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PostcardAl on Jul 18, 2019:

Hi Gabi -- thank you so much for the RAK of postcards! They will undoubtedly find their merry way to new homes via the mail. All the best, al

LilysMama on Jun 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for the angel send for the Route 66 swap, love the card! Be well and happy swapping :)

lou on Jun 10, 2019:

Thinking of you!

iLoveMail on Jun 8, 2019:

Hi Gabi, just wanted to wish you wellness and I'll be thinking of you Monday :) All the best to you and your family! ~ Alfie @ilovemail

Onibah3 on Jun 4, 2019:

Hello Gabi, I am your partner for Chunk o' Cardboard Int'l - June 2019, but I remember I had you as a swap partner about a year ago. I wanted to state here that I am so inspired by you and your cancer journey. Though it's a drag, I know that you are a trooper (in true WWII-Cowgirl fashion). I have had cancer experience within my family and I can relate to parts of your journey. You are the Best :) AND funny too (quote from your profile):

"Things I can't use No thank you... Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck..."

"POOP" LOL!! (I just had to leave a comment for this)

You'll be seeing my cardboard masterpiece to you in your mailbox someday soon! SMILE LOVE AND FIGHT! Diane

marliese on Apr 22, 2019:

Thinking of You

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2019:

angelgram on Dec 22, 2018:

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֎ ֎ ֎ Ħдррկ Πέώ ŶξΆЃ ֍ ֍ ֍

֍ ֍ ֍ ❤ HUGS {\ o /} дѝğěĺģŗąм ֍ ֍ ֍

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 5, 2018:

I love my Thanksgiving card. Its so pretty its still up on display. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 17, 2018:

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