Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2017 3:33 am


Date Joined: April 17, 2015
Last Online: May 27, 2017
Birthday: December 3, 1964
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE contact me before rating if you haven't received from me, I always send my commitments out on time, however human error can sometimes happen to, from and in-between. I rate the same day that I receive a swap and I will always send a thank you message or post on your profile for wishes, random acts of kindness, winner takes all games, etc... Thank you!

I am the very private and reclusive type, my favorite time of the day is when I am able to find a few moments to myself... I feel very uncomfortable in large crowds and am rather on the shy side. I am "VERY" old-fashioned! I tend to find my own faults and turn them into humor (being a full time mother those moments are what get me through my day.) I have a "really hard time" with blue, crude, lewd or nasty jokes...especially when they are directed towards women. I can be very sensitive to it and take offense a bit too easily and get especially angry when women makes themselves a target!!! I really appreciate clever humor, though it is really hard to find... I resent people who are openly judgmental of those who criticize what they don't understand. I am a misfit in California... I daydream about relocating anywhere that it pretty much rains consistently... Boston, Seattle, England and especially 'Scotland!.' (Though, I'm not quite sure I could endure a the Scottish winters!) I "love" Scotland! I love the seasons, the friendly way you are welcomed, the culture and especially the history! I live near San Francisco, but I definitely "left my heart" in Scotland!" I am very simple--my favorite guilty pleasures in life are rainy days, books, perfume, bubble baths, pajamas, candles, tea, chocolate, an overly cuddled teddy bear that I named "Prozac".... and Katelyn (our adorable overweight Springer Spaniel)... OCH Having said all this, it is quite obvious that I am actually an overly quiet, boring and reclusive homebody! Oh well.... =o)

Pastimes and Guilty Pleasures

  • Reading
  • Rainy Days
  • Tea (*please see below)
  • Blankets
  • Pajamas
  • Bubble Bath
  • Candles
  • Perfume
  • Lotions
  • Twizzlers
  • Chocolate
  • Soft Teddy Bears (I'm always on the lookout for Gund!)
  • Cooking
  • Adult Coloring (Johanna Basford)
  • Cross-Stitching and Quilting
  • Scotland!!! (Anything/Everything!) I'm a 'Scotophile!'
  • Medieval History
  • Psychology
  • Writing to Pen Pals
  • Norse Mythology
  • Native American (Lakota Sioux)
  • Tarot (for Psychology 'not' Fortune Telling!) ~ I believe that we all have 'Free Will!' I also love Lenormand Cards (most are beautiful!)

    *** I have been joining a lot of Tea Swaps, I am happy with 'all' types of tea! My favorite is Black Teas (Earl Grey's, English Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, Black Currant, Black Pomegranate, etc...) White Tea (all flavors!) Herbal Teas (w/o Coconut) ~ I don't care for Green Tea, Chamomile, nor anything Lipton!

Things That Make Me Smile =o)

(Not in order...randomly thinking)

  • Ravens
  • House-Mouse Designs Postcards/Stationary
  • Dragonflies
  • Tea
  • Bookmarks
  • Washi Tape
  • Recipes
  • Blank Recipe Cards
  • Books
  • Postcards
  • Snail Mail
  • Monkeys (they are so darn cute!)
  • Pepe Le Pew
  • Candles/Wax Tarts (Yankee)
  • Lotions
  • Grumpy (Snow White's Dwarf)
  • Teacups (not made from China due to lead)
  • Coffee Mugs (not made from China due to lead)
  • Roosters
  • Faeries and Pixies
  • Essential Oils
  • Legends, Ghost Stories, Folktales, Fairy Tales
  • Stationary, Note Cards, Journals with Birds
  • Colored Pencils and Pens
  • English Springer Spaniels
  • Amish
  • Birdhouses
  • Norse Runes (Elder Futhark)
  • Letter Openers
  • Elephants!
  • Bears!!! (Even Unofficial Panda and Koala's)
  • Wine Toppers
  • Soft Piano Meditative/Relaxing CD's (can be copy ~ won't tell)
  • Quaint cookbooks
  • Shot Glasses
  • Playing Cards ~ Touristy
  • Castles
  • Dragons (I'm the Chinese Year of the Dragon)
  • Souvenir Spoons
  • Roses (with thorns)
  • Snowmen
  • Black and White Photography
  • Vintage Stationary
  • Celtic Crosses and Designs
  • Anything & Everything Scottish!!!

I am...

  • Quiet (Silence is Golden!)
  • Private and Reclusive
  • A Scotophile
  • Open Minded
  • Not Religious
  • Not Political
  • Not Racist nor Prejudice
  • Afraid of Spiders
  • Terrified of Clowns!

Favorite Music and Musicians

  • Country girl at heart... "George Strait!!!"

  • (Oldies!)

  • George Jones
  • Charlie Pride
  • Patsy Cline
  • Charlie Rich
  • Johnny Cash
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Kitty Wells
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Ray Price
  • Lynn Anderson
  • David Allan Coe... and so many more!

  • (Not so Old!)

  • Brad Paisley sigh....
  • Alan Jackson
  • Alison Krauss
  • Blake Shelton
  • Eric Church
  • Little Big Town
  • Jason Aldean
  • Band Perry
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Luke Bryan...many, many more!

  • (Also love Southern Rock!)

  • Lynryd Skynrd
  • Black Crowes
  • .38 Special
  • ZZ-Top
  • JJ Grey and Mofro... too many to list!

  • (Adult Alternative!)

  • Matchbox Twenty *Counting Crows
  • Gin Blossoms
  • The Refreshments
  • The Wallflowers
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • John Mayer
  • Nora Jones ...list goes on!

I love most genres except Rap, Scream Rock, (Some) Jazz, and Hip Hop (I've had my overdose of it with four teenagers!!!

Favorite Movies

  • PS: I Love You (Gerard Butler! Pure Candy for the Imagination!!!)
  • Bridget Jones Diary (Only the first one!)
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Remember the Titans
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • You've Got Mail
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • The Godfather I and II
  • The Holiday
  • Love Actually
  • Toy Story (all of them)
  • Shrek (mostly the second one!)
  • So I Married an Ax Murderer

Anything with Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Mike Myers starring in the movie!

(A Few Oldies!)

  • Pillow Talk
  • That Touch of Mink
  • Cheyenne Social Club
  • All of the Tammy and Gidget Movies

Favorite TV Shows

  • Outlander (Starz Series) ~ Jamie Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser Oh My!!!
  • The Vikings (History Channel Series)
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Sex and the City
  • Downton Abby
  • The Sopranos
  • Deadwood
  • House of Cards
  • Dead Files
  • History, Discovery & Food Network Channels

My Favorite Books/Authors


I like most genres except for Horror, Sci-Fi, True Crime (w/gore,) and Self-Help

  • Favorite book when I was young "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
  • Favorite book as an adult "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon

Some of my Favorite Authors:

  • Jodi Picoult
  • Nora Roberts
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • Jill Mansell
  • Mary Balogh
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Marian Keyes
  • Julie Garwood
  • Cecelia Ahern
  • Jodi Thomis
  • LaVyrle Spencer
  • Maggie Osborne
  • Susan Donovan
  • Teresa Medeiros
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • Victoria Thompson
  • Dean Koontz (when I am feeling brave!)
  • So Many More...List is Endless!
    • My favorite poet is Edgar Allan Poe. I don't find him as depressing and dark as most do, I find him very introspective...

My Favorite Swaps =o)

  • Random Acts of Kindness (Wishes)
  • Tea
  • Washi Tape
  • Pen Pal
  • Brighten Someone's Day
  • Blind Surprise
  • Postcards
  • Snail Mail (of any kind)
  • Coffee/Tea Mugs/Cups
  • Bookmarkers
  • Books
  • Color Pages and Colored Envelopes

Lost in mail...?

Please contact me if you don't receive a swap that I committed myself to, I always send on time and have never flaked! I am happy to resend! When I sign up for a swap I put a lot of time and effort into each one, hoping to make my partner(s) happy :) I rate my swaps the same day that I receive them (sworn promise!) If I haven't rated you... please let me know!!

Angels: Thank you so much!!!

  • A 'BIG' hug and thank you to @crochetjunkie for being an angel for the Mega Washi Tape 3! You brightened my day by adding the pretty flower stickers! xxx

  • A huge thank you to @tyshadragon for being an angel for the Simple Tea Swap-Worldwide Swap!!!

  • Thank you @oneryswife for being an angel for UHM Pen Pals Wanted Swap! (Big Hug!)

  • I am an Angel for Who Wants a New Friend---sent letter to @MrsSkywalker :) I'm sorry that your partner flaked on you ((Hugs!!!))

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tiffanyjoy rated for Let's Get Washi! 5 on May 22, 2017
Comment: Love the washi you sent! Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my ❤️!!!
Comment: Thanks! Can't wait until December to open it!
Response: You're welcome :)
irishconnie rated for Letter/ Writting Paper Swap on May 17, 2017
Comment: So many gorgeous paper, Ty so much, i would give you more hearts if i could, And can i just say, you have the most beautiful handwriting xx
Response: Thank you! 🌸 I enjoyed choosing each one for you.... Thank you for rating me with a ❤️
MB rated for Let's Get Washi! 4 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Love my new washis and your pretty sparkly rose stationery. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome:)
Christine6035 rated for Let's Get Washi! 4 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the tapes and beautiful card!
Response: You're welcome 😊 Thank you for my ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the interesting present. I'm saving it to open at Christmas.
Response: You're welcome :)
jandmterry rated for May Letter on May 12, 2017
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter. I will write you back soon.
Response: You're welcome! 😊 IThank you for rating me with a ❤️!
Andosartist rated for Long Letter Penpal Swap on Feb 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and stationary. I will be writing back to you soon! :)
Response: Thank you for rating me with a ❤! I am looking forward to hearing from you 😊
Basset1104 rated for Pen Pals International #2 on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter and stickers! 😊 I look forward to writing you back!!!
Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed it, I am looking forward to hearing from you :) Thank you so much for rating me with a ❤
Comment: Thanks for the coloring book and the extra goodies. I'll move the book along.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating me with a ❤️!
Comment: got everything and ty for the extras:) so sorry for the late rate i had surgery and was not on here like I should have been, thanks again
Response: I hope you are feeling better! ((Hugs!))🌺
Comment: You're right. Nice book. I like it! Thanks for coloring your pages. I'll do my part, then pass it on.
Response: Thank you🌺
Comment: This is a really cool book. I don't have a Hobby Lobby near me so it's fun to see what books are sent. Thank you for the postcards!
Response: I am happy that you like the coloring book and the postcards :) Thank you for rating me with a heart!
yannajk rated for Who Wants a New Friend? on Jul 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for writing me! going to write back soon :)
Response: You're welcome :)
sonja rated for Flipbook Fun with 3 Teas on Jul 27, 2016
Comment: thank you love the flibook....
Response: You're welcome :)
flowerfield rated for 30 Day Swap - Day 6 Owl on Jul 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the way cute envie, card, bracelet, and owl stickers! I love them all. Thanks too for the washi on the envie.
Response: You're welcome :)
shinyserra rated for 30 Day Swap - Day 7 Flower on Jul 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the flowery goodness! What a cute card :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Great job and if you can't find the book to buy for yourself, let me know. I would like to keep a few pages to color, ie: the peace hand, & a couple extras, but you can have it otherwise! Let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: I was able to find it, I love it! Thank you for your heart!
sleepingrover2010 rated for 30 Day Swap - Day 2 Pink on Jul 10, 2016
Comment: Hello Carol Ann, Thank you for the beautiful collection of pink items you sent me for this swap. I really like all that you sent me. I love the lace you sent me. I look forward to using all the items you sent me in future projects. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating me with a heart! 🌺
shinyserra rated for 30 Day Swap - Day 4 Washi Tape on Jul 10, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Very cute washi samples. And matching even!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my heart :)

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LaurenPappas on May 19, 2017:

I'm so glad you liked your wishes <3

Margothecat on May 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for granting my AWG May wish for ephemera. The packet is full of wonderful stuff and it inspired me enough to make an ATC and host a swap :)

LMeowkin on May 10, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the wonderful gift of the book via the May AWG wishlist! I love this series - I am not sure I knew the newest book in the series was out already! Thank you! I got home last night around 10, tired, drained... and then I found this in my mailbox! You totally brightened me right up! I appreciate you, Carol Ann. Thanks for thinking of me - it means a lot more than you might know.

tcornell on May 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the scrap reliefs that you sent to me for the AWG wish list, OMG I was so excited to see it had come from YOU! I hadn't checked the wish list in a bit and had no idea that you were active on it...woooohoooo! Hugs, Tracy Welcome back!!!

bbsporty on May 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for my AWG May wish of an Etsy surprise! I love the postal ephemera that you got me!

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

LMeowkin on Dec 24, 2016:

Thank you for the wonderful Christmas gift of the meditation CD! So unexpected! Thank you - you made my day! (and the CD will make my night!)

RyeRye on Dec 3, 2016:


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