Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 6:48 pm


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

MY ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SINCE MARCH 2017!!! I have updated changes within the system. For Wishes, Tags, RAK's, Personal Swaps 'please' scroll down to the last page where I have updated my new address in the forums. Thank You!

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 make 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 and love being a girl! I 'Love' being surrounded by girly things!!! 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)... I believe that the greatest gift given to us are 'time' and 'imagination!' 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
  • Chocolate
  • Red Wine
  • Soft Teddy Bears (I'm always on the lookout for Gund!)
  • Simple Summer Dresses (I am most always in a dress, don't like tight fitting clothing!)
  • Pretty Hair Jewelry
  • Cooking (I love trying new recipes! My favorite recipes are Main Dishes/Comfort Food!) I'm not a Vegeterian...
  • Adult Coloring (Johanna Basford)
  • Cross-Stitching and Quilting
  • Pretty yet Simple Feminine Things (I love being a girl!)
  • Jigsaw Puzzles (Springbok/Hallmark!)
  • 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 (Main Dish, Comfort Food!!!) I'm not a Vegetarian!
  • Stickers (Floral, Birds, Butterflies, Woodland Animals, etc... not teacher, reward)
  • Books
  • Girly/Feminine Pretty Things (I love being a girl!) ... (To me the 'Epitome' of beauty are women -- Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Catherine 'Kate' Middleton... Simple, Beautiful, Elegant, Quiet Natured, Gracious, Humble, Perfectly Mannered)
  • Fountain Pens
  • Wax Seals
  • Red and Burgundy Nail Polish
  • Hair Jewelry (Pretty yet Simple Grasps, Combs, Headbands, etc.,) I almost always wear something!
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (Both the Happy Ever After ones as well as the Dark and Gloomy)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Original, not Disney) is my favorite Fairy Tale... 'Inner beauty is greater than physical beauty.'
  • Snail Mail
  • My favorite color is Burgundy (nearly an obsession!)
  • Jigsaw Puzzles (especially 'Impossibles' and 'Springbok' 1,000 pieces)
  • Pepe Le Pew (and Penelope)
  • Candles/Wax Tarts (Yankee Midsummers's Night, Citrus Sage...)
  • Lotions
  • Grumpy (Snow White's Dwarf)
  • Teacups (not made from China due to lead)
  • Coffee Mugs (not made from China due to lead)
  • Faeries and Pixies
  • Essential Oils
  • Legends, Ghost Stories, Folktales, Fairy Tales
  • Stationary, Note Cards, Journals with Birds
  • Colored Pencils and Pens
  • Unused Vintage Stamps
  • English Springer Spaniels
  • Amish
  • Birdhouses
  • Norse Mythology and Runes (Elder Futhark)
  • Letter Openers
  • Native American (Lakota Sioux) Legends/Traditions
  • Elephants!
  • Bears!!! (Even Unofficial Panda and Koala's)
  • Wine Toppers
  • Soft Piano Meditative/Relaxing CD's (can be copy ~ won't tell)
  • Quaint cookbooks
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Kem Playing Cards (Pretty)
  • Castles
  • Dragons (I'm the Chinese Year of the Dragon)
  • Puzzle Books ('Cryptograms,' 'Logic Problem,' 'Word Searches,' 'Sudoku,' 'Crosswards,' 'Variety')
  • Roses (with thorns)
  • Black and White Photography
  • Vintage Stationary
  • Gift of Time and Imagination
  • Celtic Crosses and Designs
  • Anything & Everything Scottish!!!

I am...

  • Quiet (Silence is Golden!)
  • Private and Reclusive
  • Very Girly/Feminine - I love being surrounded by Girly things!
  • A Stickler for Good Manners... Polite and Humble
  • Curious and Imaginative
  • 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
  • John Mayer
  • Gin Blossoms
  • The Refreshments
  • The Wallflowers
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Nora Jones ...list goes on!

I love most genres except Rap, Scream Rock, (Some) Jazz, and Hip Hop

Favorite Movies

  • PS: I Love You (Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean Morgan! Pure Candy for the Imagination!!!)
  • Bridget Jones Diary (Only the first one!)
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Nottinghill
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • You've Got Mail
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Overboard
  • Remember The Titans
  • The Holiday
  • Love Actually
  • Serendipity
  • 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

I love anything with Cary Grant and Doris Day starring in the movie!

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...
  • Both Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s Original Tales as well as the Happily Ever After revised Fairy Tales

My Favorite Swaps =o)

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Tea
  • Washi Tape
  • Pen Pal
  • Brighten Someone's Day
  • Blind Surprise
  • Stickers
  • Ephemera
  • Flipbooks
  • Etsy Surprise
  • Snail Mail (of any kind)
  • Coffee/Tea Mugs/Cups
  • Bookmarkers
  • Books
  • Recipes! (Main Dish/Comfort Food! Yum!) I'm not a Vegetarian!

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!!!))

Tags, RAK's, Swaps, Wishes and Games I'm involved in/committed to:

A Wish Granted USA - August - being sent to:

One on One Tags

  • Tagged @Toby2017 for 2 Route 66 Postcards from the 5,4,3,2,1 Tag - USA Only Tag 8/18/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged @Toby2017 "I wish for....." Tag - Sent 8/22/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged @isamanthax for Notecards in the "Who likes... tag" 8/18/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged @nalaqueen for the 'Happy Mail- Tag (International)' Tag 8/18/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged @MelodicPenquin for the "Random flat envie - Pay it forward" Tag 8/18/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged @hamolla22 for 10 Washi Samples for the "Take Ten...10 !" Tag 8/18/17

  • Tagged by @tcornell for Stationery in the" 5, 4, 3, 2, 1" Tag - Sent 8/22/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged by @WayWardDreamer3 for Tea in the "Take 10" Tag - Sent 8/22/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged by @anika22 for LaPapeirre Stationery for the "PF Who Likes..." Tag - Sent 8/22/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged by @Aladyjackson for "Random flat envie - Pay it forward" Tag - Sent 8/22/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged by @WayWardDreamer3 in the "I wish for...." Tag - 8/21/17

  • Tagged @Dsweeny for 'Something Sticky' in the "Tag Something! (US only)" Tag - 8/30/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged @theaterfan23 for '2 Notecards w/Envies' in the '5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Tag ~ International' Tag - 8/30/17

  • Tagged @zurdoswifey for 7 Unused Mixed Value Stamps in the "10,9,8,7,6 Tag - US only" Tag - 8/30/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged by @MelodicPengiun for 4 Sheets A-5 Random Sheets Stationery by LaPapierre for the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Tag - Sent 9/5/17

  • Tagged by @Paige1900 for 'Something Unusual' in the US Only" Tag - Sent 9/5/17 (Rec'd)

  • Tagged by @anicka22 for "Happy Mail- Tag (International)" - Sent 9/10/17

  • Tagged by @WaywardDreamer3 for "10,9,8,7,6 Tag - US only" - 10 Random Sheets Stationery - Sent 9/25/17

Thank you for taking time to read my profile!


slb2221 rated for $8 Etsy favorites surprise #8 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the diffuser lava bead bracelet!!! It arrived today, on my birthday..perfect gift!!! Thank you ShyAnn!!!!
Response: You are very welcome! I loved it when I saw it too! Happy Birthday :) Thank you for rating me with a heart!
Comment: your resend just arrived, thank you so much and all the best for you
Response: Thank you for letting me know :) Also thank you for my heart!
slb2221 rated for $5 Etsy favorites surprise #6 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tea!!! Can't wait to try!!!!
Response: You’re welcome! 💝
Cabootique rated for $10 Etsy favorites surprise #3 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the art print and I can't wait to hang it up ^_^
Response: You’re welcome 😊 Thank you for rating me with a heart!
Comment: Everything you sent was amazing and perfect. I absolutely love the embroidery scissors, they are so cute.
Response: I am so happy that you like what I sent to you, I had so much fun shopping for you! Thank you for my heart rating!
Comment: Thank you for the candles and letterset! I couldn't wait, I had to open right away :)
Response: You're welcome 💝 I usually cave before Christmas also... like when I need a 'just because pick me up' day! I'm so happy that you like what I sent! Thank you for my heart!
dearchelsie rated for $5 Etsy favorites surprise #5 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the bath bomb It smells wonderful and I can not wait to use it. =)
Response: You're welcome 😊 Thank you for my heart! ❤️
Vishruti rated for A Gift A Month October on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thankyou for buying the chocolates :)
Response: You're welcome 😊 Thank you for my heart!
purple24 rated for WIYM October Stocking Stuffer on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully wrapped gift, stickers, postcards, and handmade envelopes. I can't wait to open my gift on Christmas... if I can wait that long. lol.... Thank you for resending. Mistakes happen to all of us. ((HUGS)) If I can give you extra hearts, I would.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for you're patience with me, as well as my heart! ❤️
Comment: I loved it, sorry to rate late.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my heart!
Tessssssa rated for Etsy $5 favourites September on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the donut stamp!
Response: You're welcome 😊 Thank you for my heart! ❤️
Margothecat rated for $8 Etsy favorites surprise #7 on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Washi tapes! I will enjoy using them!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my heart ❤️
roesslet rated for Mini Wishlist Swap #7 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! Thank you for the items you sent. When I wrote colored pencils as a wish I was happy to get crayola but these made my day. I have always wanted some but never got myself any. I love the purple bookmark. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so happy that you like them 😊 You're welcome! Thank you for my heart!🌸
MCGalaxy rated for Who LOVES happy mail? on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: I recently got a bag of old mail from my PO and your swap was in it. Thank you for the wonderful goodies.
Response: You're welcome 🌸
LaurenPappas rated for $10 Etsy favorites surprise #2 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: I actually squealed when I opened this. This bracelet is never coming off my wrist. Thank you SO much.
Response: Yay!!! I'm so happy that you like what I chose for you :) Thank you for my ❤️!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice handmade envelopes! They are very beautiful, and I'm sure I will be using them soon! Hope you have a great Fall & Halloween this year :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my heart ❤️ rating!
shtrqueen rated for make a word with surprises on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap. I adore the address labels and can't wait to use everything else. Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome, I love the labels too and glad I could share with you! Thank you for rating me with a heart! ❤️
Janerror rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the lovely little knick knacks!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my ❤️ rating!
Lilianders rated for Snailmail Flip-book Swap on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Carol ann what a beautiful flipbook and lovely letter, thank you so much! The style you used with roses and the colours was exactly my taste! 5 extra ❤️
Response: You're welcome! I am so happy that you liked it, I'm new at making them... I really enjoyed making yours! Thank you so much for rating me with a heart! ❤️
MommaMako rated for AMAZON WISH LIST SWAP - USA on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the color pencils!! I've been needing new ones and I just hadn't brought myself to buying them yet! LoL Thanks again. Hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for my ❤️ rating!

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tcornell on Nov 8, 2017:


tcornell on Oct 5, 2017:


WaywardDreamer3 on Oct 5, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stationery from the PF tag - they're all so cute ! 💌

sjayana20 on Sep 29, 2017:

Cheap postage tag youre it :)

Thank you so so much for the 2 wonderful teabags 😀💖

tcornell on Sep 22, 2017:


MelodicPenguin on Sep 17, 2017:

I'm so glad you like the things I sent you ^_^ and thank you so much for sending me the wonderful letter paper for the "5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Tag ~ International" and even sending extras :D Thank you!

anicka22 on Sep 16, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the happy mail tag international! You really made my day, I love it all so much from the lettersheets to the washitape to your beautiful handwriting. And those flower envies are just so incredible beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Paige1900 on Sep 8, 2017:

Thank You so much for the wonderful stationary for the "Something" Tag from the public games. I really like them. :)

anicka22 on Aug 30, 2017:

And forgot to mention, but Thank you so very much for using thise awesome eclips postage stamps!

BasketWorks15 on Aug 30, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful cat washi for my August wishes (AWG)!

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