Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 1:35 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

September 10th 2019!

I'm Gabi.. Scottish/Lakota Sioux (crazy right?)

a 1940s and 1950s living historian. My husband 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!

For Tea swaps--- TEA I love - Berry/Fruit/breakfast/Scottish/Irish - Light tasting, herbals are my favourites!

Tea I don't love - Licorice/Earl Grey/ Strong Musty flavors/

9th Sept 2019

Today was my FINAL BIG CHEMO infusion! (I HOPE!) Next week is my FINAL SMALL INFUSION (I HOPE!)

This week will be amazing even if I am tired and have low blood counts (all part of getting chemo) I am staying on top of keeping myself hydrated and fed. Chemo patients often forget to do those things and our side-effects are MUCH worse because of it! I am setting my phone's alarm to remind myself to drink drink drink and eat little bits of protein all day long - so far so good! FINGERS CROSSED!

Today was my 5th SMALL Chemo infusion (26th Aug) and It went smoothly! I was in and out of Philly in a matter of a few hours time! No traffic, no parking issues, just smooth sailing! PLUS Today's weather was 67F -- that's kinda unheard of for AUGUST on the East Coast of NJ..... O_o - I think of it as a PREVIEW To AUTUMN!! MY FAVORITE SEASON! Two more infusions then a SCAN and then we'll see if this beast has been tamed or if I have to go in with a new game plan! Either way.. I see it as MOVING FORWARD! I am eager to get moving!!

Today was my 5th BIG chemo infusion (August 19th, 2019) - A lonnnng day - I left the house at 7:15 am and got home at 8PM - they have to give me a whole bunch of pre-meds so that I don't have allergic reactions to the Carboplatin that I am highly allergic to without the pre-meds! UGH I'm so tired and will hit the bed but I managed to get my swaps packed up and popped them in the mail box this evening! :) WOOT!

Had my 4th BIG Chemo infusion on July 30th (2 more BIG ones to go) - I was supposed to have it on the 22nd but my blood work was just a tad 'off'' so my oncologist requested that I take an extra week so my counts would rise-- and they did! WOOT! Gotta say--- it was nice having almost 3 FULL weeks off between infusions! Heading in on July 22nd for my 4th BIG chemo infusion --I'm more than 1/2 way there! YIPPEE!! Wish me luck !So far I've been SO lucky to not need a blood transfusion! My counts have stayed up! In 2015 I wasn't so lucky and needed a few blood transfusions! (THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATE BLOOD!!! You may not realize it but you are legitimately LIFE SAVERS!)

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

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 - ANTIQUE EPHEMERA (50s and Earlier), ACE OF DIAMOND Playing cards, Aspen Colorado(home town!), Aspen trees/leaves, Alaska, Alpacas, Airplanes, Armadillos, Alligators, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland, Architecture (OLD), Astrology

  • B - Bluegrass, Barbershop Quartets, Buddy Holly, Baking, Bobby Rydell, Baton Rough, 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, Cute food stickers and stuff, Christopher Lambert, Carnivals, Comets, Constellations, 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 - First Nation People. 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, Kawaii

  • L- Lakota Sioux Native American

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


  • N - Neverland (Peter Pan), Nurse (trauma), New Orleans, NEKO

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

  • P -Penetentiaries, Prisons, Planets, 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.Peter Facinelli


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!

ANY FLOW WEEKLY magazines, Anything from Flow Magazine... It's my favorite!

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/doilies 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


thelocalman rated for WIYM: Military Themed PC Swap on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the interesting military postcard you sent me! Really liked the art and the historical text on the back ^^
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card - reminds me of wall paper back in the 50's
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful blue washi, Gabi. :)
Comment: You know me so well :). Thank you for all of the goodies! I love everything! Especially the beautiful pen!!! Wow! ♥️ Jill
Response: You're welcome! I love swapping with you!! We seem to 'get' each other pretty well!!! HAHA! Oh there's more where that came from-- that's just the tip of the iceberg... I have more goodie for youuuuu!!
Comment: Thank you for all the items you sent me!! You were very generous! I loved everything!
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
marclively rated for Sending stuff in twos #7 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful photo notecard. I will use it eventually.
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
Cyanocitta rated for Mail Tag Swap #13 on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, Gabi! I love the Halloween and space themes very much :) Can't wait to use them!
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. Cat photos are so cute, and teas are very nice too. I like your cat’s name Doctor coconut!! That’s really cool name. I have a similar black and white cat similar to Luna, but he is short hair cat, not the long hair. I named him panda:) I googled The Tea Caddy, that shop looks so interesting! Hope you have a great autumn!
Response: My pleasure!! So happy you like everything!! HAPPY AUTUMN!! xx
Comment: Thank you for my vintage goodies
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
Jafferty rated for AMMM: Blind Envelope - Destash on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! Loads of good stuff in there! Awesome!
Response: My pleasure!! Thank you for the lovely rating! xx
mamajoy rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #74 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: I love the really different kind of cards than I'm used to getting. A welcome addition to my stash. Thanks!
kelliegirl6 rated for FPRU: Cut n Paste #2 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: I love dandelions! Thanks for the wish! 😄 What’s amazing is that your washi tape didn’t budge!
kokoloc rated for TNT: Send Three on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Gabi! I loved the assortment you sent.
shinyserra rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the bookish pc!
Comment: Thank you Gabi for the fun Halloween package!! Hope you’re doing well!!
Comment: Loved the tree stamp!
aspens rated for Dog PC Swap on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I like big breeds, german shepherds being my favorite.
Momandauntnanny10 rated for The Happy Mailbox #14 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Sorry it took so long, thanks!
Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful washi tapes! Enjoy your week x

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kittyhahahotbot on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you! lol muah! Exciting huh? I went to town the other day and was so furious over something and even though I saw the pumpkins I didnt buy one. Thats mad! lol Im always the first one on the block to get the pumks. But last night I went back to town and was crying over the same thing I was furious about earlier, saw the pumks and said "I cant live like this" , lol, crying or not I cant pass up the pumks twice in one week. lololol

Nevi2018 on Sep 6, 2019:

Hello, Ms. Gabi,

Since your such a Planner buff, thought you might like to join my new group Planner's Anonymous!!

EmotionalSupportDevin on Sep 4, 2019:

Gabi! I hope you're having a fabulous week! goodvibes

1OldfoolPlanner on Aug 30, 2019:

1OldfoolPlanner on Aug 20, 2019:

Thanks for making us a swap! :-)

1OldfoolPlanner on Aug 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for my Pink and Teal goodies today! Made my day!


kittyhahahotbot on Aug 4, 2019:

lol Juss cuz it was too cute. Ammm: heart gif swap

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