Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2018 8:12 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: January 22, 2018
Birthday: February 23
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Many of you here have swapped with this talented lady, @cmdunderground What you might not know about her is that she has struggled for years to be free of an abusive husband. If you feel, as I do, that she deserves our support, please share her GoFundMe account on your social media sites. And if you feel so inclined, please help by donating to her fund. Thank you all♥ MovingOn**

Edited to add: Sharing Cassie's message on social media is like throwing a rock into a lake. The ripples move outward from the center in ever-widening rings. You never know how far they will travel, or who they will reach! Sharing that link only takes a one-second click of the mouse. No effort at all, no cost. Please. Share.

Here is the link for the book I wrote: Seventy Times Seven

And here is the link for my group if you're interested:


Sometimes, it's comforting to mingle with others who have suffered the same sorrows as you have. Who else could understand how it feels? If you are in a relationship that is violent or abusive, or if you were raised in a home where violence was the norm, come and join us in The Walled Garden. The atmosphere is supportive and non-judgemental. I frequently add information that would be helpful if you are actively seeking an escape. We won't be swapping, but happy mail is always encouraged♥

Hello, it's me!

Here is who I am, all in living color! Pinterest I'd have put it at the top where it belongs, but it won't post up there!

I'm a 63-year-old Christian woman, love country living, and I'm a hard-core bookworm! I collect antique books (esp old Bibles). My oldest Bible was printed in 1883.

I love old things, and still have my old stamp collection that Dad helped me start when I was a kid.

I can't sing worth a nickle, but I love music.

I like to feed the birds and wildlife around our home.

We have a beautiful black Labrador who is too smart for his (our!) own good!

I've been married to my sweetheart for 5+ years. We had both lost our previous spouses to death. We enjoy traveling, and have cruised to The Bahamas, Mexico, and have gone to Hawaii several times. Hawaii is always nice:)

I like good clean jokes, meeting new people, vintage cars, snow, the beach, and chocolate.

I've recently discovered that I love sea salt and caramel!

My favorite color is purple, but I also like pink, green, red...really, anything but orange and brown.

Things I dislike are anything to do with horoscopes, homosexuality, the devil, skulls, death, psychic stuff, Halloween.

I'll never join any swaps for lotions, bubble bath and the like, because I'm very allergic to all of it.

What is the appeal of kale? I see so many articles about how great kale is. Kale is nasty!

Favorite Music

Adele, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, 50's hits Phillip Phillips--I could listen to his song "Home" all day long! I also like The Righteous Brothers, Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams SR, not JR! Randy Travis, awesome singer.

When I was 15, I had plans to marry Neil Diamond, but he never asked! Shy, I guess.

I like the sound of Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Train.

If you want to hear an incredible version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, look up Etta James and get her to sing it for you. Guaranteed to thrill your soul♥

Favorite Television

Love all the old Murder, She Wrote shows, as well as McGyver. Enjoy the X Factor and American Idol. That's about it for TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher. Well, also love all of the old MASH shows! They were great! In the Heat of the Night was really good, too.

Favorite Books

I'll buy anything by Debbie Macomber; she is a consistently fabulous writer! I like all the Sue Grafton mysteries. In fact, I have every one that she's written! I've recently got hooked on the Spencer Quinn mysteries. They're written from the perspective of the dog, and they are really, really good! Francine Rivers is an excellent author. I also like Max Lucado, Robin McGraw

Two books that I have read multiple times, and loved them each time, are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Celia Garth.

I love words!

Words fascinate me! I will play any word game that you can come up with! I'll even play Scrabble with myself. I am also a published writer. I belong to WordWeavers Portland East Writing group.

My writer's facebook page:

facebook (don't be confused; Terese is my real name! Most of you know me as Tere.)

About Me

Here are some of the things that I love:

Old letters from estate sales, old written postcards, stamps, old books, especially old Bibles. Vintage magazines. If it is old and smelly, I'll love it, lol! Just don't send me your great-uncle Jack!

blank card stock in neutral colors

1/4" double sided tape♥


Comment: Tere - Thank you so much for hosting this series (such as it was) and for sending along some really interesting inspiration! xoxo
Response: Thank you, Phe, for joining my swap! And thank you for the heart as well♥
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty note cards and folder!
Response: Thank you; I'm glad you like them!
LesleyR rated for Box Full of Happy Mail on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Hello Tere! Thank you for the postcard! The kite festival sounds like a lot of fun. They must have some beautiful kites there. Take care, Lesley
Response: Thank you, Lesley! Yes, it is a wonderful time to be at the beach♥
gooddog56 rated for Lapel Pin on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: I love this pin! And, I just ironed 2 denim dresses to wear to work this week...I'll be wearing the pin you made for sure! Thanks so much!
Response: Oh, you got it already? I just mailed it Friday, lol! I'm really glad you like it, Kathy. Thank you for the wonderful rating♥
Briarstitch84 rated for Bragging Rights on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter :)
Response: Thank you♥
Comment: There's nothing like the smell of old books! <3 Thank you for the beautiful postcard and lovely quote!
Response: And thank you for your appreciation♥
Comment: Tere, your inspiration journal arrived, and I'll add my pages right away..asap. Extra thanks for including the OR PCs...as OR is one of my fav states! Cheers for writing...and for the perfect prompts for our muses! Hugs...jinanne
Response: You're welcome, Jinanne! Thanks for such a good rating. I'm glad you like the cards♥ Hugs back to you!
BlueberryLady rated for Encouraging Note Swap on Feb 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card, the Flower is so Pretty. and the Verses are uplifting... Thank you too for the pretty Tags... and the little note pads.. Hugs from OHIO.
Response: Hugs to you, too, Jean! Thank you for such a good rating, I'm glad you liked it♥
Apelser rated for Bible verse on Postcard #1 on Feb 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the the lovely postcard and the lovely verse. I love wolves. Yes, me must praise that Lord everyday in every way.
Response: You are very welcome, Marie! Thank you for the great rating. Hugs to you across the many miles♥
glennasgarden rated for Encouraging Note Swap on Feb 5, 2017
Comment: I love the card you made from the photo of beautiful white roses. Perfect bible verse for what I have been through.Yes I sure do know all about His love. Thank you Tere! Love the tags and little tags in a little envie.
Response: Thank you, my friend! I'm glad you liked the goodies and the card. I gave @flowerfield credit for the photo on the back :) She does nice work, doesn't she? Hugs to you♥
Comment: Thank you the cards are beautiful. I have been looking for a very old dictionary such as that for a while, but usually they are too yellow. Yours is fabulous.
Response: I'm glad you like them! It was fun making them, and I didn't even have to tear up my beautiful old dictionary. Thank you for such a nice rating♥
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Names of God-Jesus postcard on Jan 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thank you so much. That's hang on the refrigerator worthy! Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: Thanks so much, Becky! I'm in for the next one♥
AynE rated for 2016 End of Year Creativity Survey on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the honest and encouraging evaluation of your past year. Congratulations on the book, I am praying that this is my year.
Response: Thank you♥
judgedbyabookscover rated for All the Words on Dec 29, 2016
Comment: Lovely poem! Thanks for a sending a great envie! I appreciate the ATC sleeves too I was running really low so you saved my bacon : )
Response: Thank you so much for the 5 and the ♥! That poem wrote itself, I just stuck it to the envie, lol!
HippieChick rated for 2017 Inspiration Journal on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful little notebook! I love it and the quote! I will be popping it into my pens bag in my purse for all my wonderful note-taking. :)
Response: Thank you, I'm really glad you like it! Thank you for the great rating. I hope you're staying warm up there!
lagemaz rated for 2016 Holiday Recipe Booklet on Nov 26, 2016
Comment: Beautifully done! ♥
Response: Thank you, Marie!
clutterfree rated for CF - Give Thanks on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Tere...what a beautiful message in your card and I was so encouraged by your note...we are truly blessed by an amazing, LOVING God through relationship!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jerry and may your blessings abound through the holidays! Hugs and prayers my friend, Charlene
Response: Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dale, too. I'm glad you liked the card! Thank you for such a great rating. You're right, we have so much to be thankful for, we'd need way more than one card, wouldn't we?
HeideC rated for Blast From the Past/PC Selfies on Nov 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I, too, was born with "my nose in a book." I got to where I could iron with a book open in front of me! Or is that showing my age? Now I just wash dishes with a Kindle besides the sink....
Response: Thank you for the 5 and ♥! I am too clumsy to read and iron at the same time, lol!
Comment: thanks for the swap! I love that you were promoting a book, but it should have been your book! :D Congrats and thanks for the swap.
Response: Thanks for the great rating, Sherry!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Scripture PC - Hope on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful scripture filled card.
Response: Thank you for such a nice rating, Becky. Hugs from Oregon♥

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ArtyBeth3 on Jan 4, 2018:

Thank you for sending the beautiful "red rock" Sedona PC. Sounds like it was a great drive!! :)

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2018:

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glennasgarden on Dec 25, 2017:

Merry Christmas Tere!

ArtyBeth3 on Dec 12, 2017:

Tere, Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. Blessings to you, ~ Beth

starhiker on Dec 2, 2017:

Hi Tere, happy yuletide greetings!

TamiHope on Nov 23, 2017:

starhiker on Oct 31, 2017:

Ah got more books thanks so much Tere they are great!

cmdunderground on Aug 1, 2017:


starhiker on Jun 28, 2017:

Someone just brought me a present from you, it must be books. Thanks for much for remembering us! Love, Andi ♥♥♥♥♥

Apelser on Jun 24, 2017:




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