Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 9:49 am


Date Joined: September 5, 2011
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States

About Me

If sending a note card or postcard and don't know what to write, please tell me about your favorite breakfast (what you eat, where, with who, why you love it...). My son had this on his postcrossing account and we enjoyed reading the answers we got.

My wanted list: Updated October 2017:

  • Christian Christmas ornaments... Anything nativity... Any Christian related Christmas item...

  • Any Christian item (bookmarks, magnets, devotionals, necklace and bracelets...). I am especially looking for Christian Christmas ornaments. Also anything with Philippians 4:13 on it.

  • Pressed pennies or souvenir coins.

  • Stickers for my planner

  • Anything to do with books or reading.

  • Used postage stamps! I am always looking for stamps for a project I am working on. I would love any postage stamp, but I am especially looking for old, foreign and Christmas stamps.

  • If you need some ideas for the flat advent swap or any flat surprise swap, I received a "Reading Bingo" card and would love another. My printer is messed up so any picture that I could use for my crafts, especially like vintage ones, inspirational sayings, anything book related...

  • embellishments for my paper crafts.

  • If you sew, I would really like cloth napkins made from material with neat patterns. No need to make several, one is enough. For example, little frogs, Christian themed, Halloween, anything with a vintage pattern, especially mushrooms... And I would be thrilled with a cloth napkin that has fox on it! I am not looking for your average kitchen design for the napkins. I am looking for something for me to enjoy.

  • little wrapped gifts for my Christmas stocking and for my rainy day basket. Also, feel free at any time to send one for my Halloween treat bag too. Just let me know which place to put it.

  • BOOKS: Christian fiction or non-fiction, devotionals, Bible study, Christmas books, Amish, journals with questions in them, and any type of "end of the world as we know it" books (pandemics, an EMP, the rapture, zombies).

Hello. I am a 43 year old mom. I have twins - a boy and a girl. I now have an empty nest and I am trying to get use to that. I live in the mountains & love it here. I have a little home on my land. I have started a small orchard with apple, peach, cherry, & pear trees. I also have blueberries, raspberries & grapes. I enjoy gardening. I would like to have my own little farm. But not one with lots of animals. Mainly because I don't have enough room for that. I have 4 cats, chickens and a dog who is completely spoiled. I've always been a cat person, but this puppy stole my heart. He is a great pyrenees mix. He is so cute. Dog toys & treats for my pup are always welcome! He's a big boy now, so toys have to be tough.

A little more about me... I am a Christian. I love the Lord! :) I enjoy camping and hiking. I like to look at the sky and especially the clouds. I also enjoy genealogy. One of my favorite places to visit are cemeteries. They are so peaceful. When my twins were very small, we would visit a cemetery and take a picnic. When someone would ask the twins what we did that day, they would say, "We went to the graveyard and had a picnic!" Some found this to be morbid. The twins just thought it was normal.

Favorite Books

I love to read! I love reading my Bible. My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird. I read books by Stephen King. The Stand & Cell are my favorites that he has written. I also like Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker, Jeanette Oak & Edgar Allan Poe. I really enjoyed the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins. One Second After is another of my favorite books & I like almost any 'end of the world as we know it' book. Joyce Meyer, Billy Graham & Max Lucado are also authors I enjoy reading. I do love to read. Sitting on my back porch with a good book is one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy day.

BOOKMARKS!! I love bookmarks! And I am always in need of new ones. I mark pages in almost every book I read - recipes in my cookbooks, a quote I want to go back and read, the thing in one of the self help books I need to remember... You get the point. I love books & bookmarks! I have also started collecting them. They are as awesome to collect as postcards! So many! I love them all! I would like any kind - history, animal, scenery from your country, cities or houses, quotes, pretty, cross, Bible verses, Christian, anything from my likes, cloth... If you could find me one of 'Three Little Pigs', I would be thrilled and love you forever!


I enjoy learning about where the postcards come from and the person who is sending them. I like my postcards naked. What is written on the back is as important to me as the picture on the front.

Postcards I like:


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Legends of...


Holiday (especially Christmas and Halloween)

animals (especially foxes & owls, but I do love them all!)

I like postcards of cemeteries, mushrooms, old barns, churches, animals, any type of tourist postcard, anything twins, books, reading, scarecrows, pumpkins, old ships, NASCAR... If there are any Richard Petty postcards out there I would love to have some! Any type of history postcard, especially, postcards about Salem, Massachusetts & the witch trials, Roanoke & The Lost Colony, the Oregon Trail, the Donner Party...

Postcards I need for the twins (blank & in an envie):

Pigs, Military, especially WW2 ,Fishing, Russia,Birds

Bears, especially black bears, Black & white, Rainbows

Positive quotes or Bible verses

I would love to have handmade "Three Little Pig" postcards. I know there are some very creative people out there and I would love to see what you would make with my favorite childhood story book. You can send these naked or in an envie. It would make me very happy! :)

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft would be making my scrap books. I love the pictures, the stickers, the writing. I just love everything about putting my memories on paper. I enjoy cross stitch & I want to learn to crochet. I make jewelry.

I have started doing more paper crafts. I am learning and really enjoying doing them. I would love to receive anything I could use with paper crafts.

I have not made any ATC's, but have received some very cool ones. I may give it a try someday.

Do Not Send

Please do not send any scented item. I have asthma. I do not wish to receive any candles, body or bath products... Nothing scented or smelling of smoke, Please. Also, I am allergic to the majority of bath products and lotions. I break out in an itchy rash. The product would have to be all natural. No chemicals or fragrance. I would happily like anything completely natural with essential oils. :)

Please do not send food. I am very picky about what I eat. The only exception to this is Maynards Fuzzy Peach candy from Canada. We love this candy! We would love to try the berry and the sour cherry.

Foods & Stuff

I do not wish to receive any food items unless I join a food related swap.

I enjoy healthy organic food. I love to grow vegetables, fruits & herbs and I do love to cook. I enjoy trying new recipes.

I love dark chocolate. It's my favorite. I do NOT like banana flavored candy, white chocolate, or candy with peanuts.

TEA - I love tea. I enjoy herbal teas, fruity and green teas. I do not like black tea. Please do not send loose tea. I would like to receive prepackaged only. I am as interested in the wrappers than as I am the tea. I would like tea with wrappers from your country or interesting wrappers. If you send a black tea, I will not rate you down, as I stated before interesting wrappers are what I want. I received one with an old ship that was awesome. I would love to have another of it. Any wrappers that are cute, girly, in a different language, seasonal - anything! I will love it all and the tea too! :)

I use cloth napkins so I love getting those! And they don't have to match. Hand made ones are awesome, since you can make some with patterns you can't buy.

RECIPES ~ If you are sending recipes to me, I prefer healthy vegan recipes. I am not opposed to recipes with meat.

Random Things

*I enjoy doing Christmas stocking stuffer type swaps & receiving little wrapped gifts. *I love the color orange. Any shade of orange just makes me feel happy. *Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love all the orange leaves and pumpkins. I also love the weather at that time. *I like butterflies. *I also really like mushrooms. I just love pictures of mushrooms. I would love to have postcards, bookmarks, stickers or anything with mushrooms on them. *I like books & bookmarks. I can never have enough bookmarks. *I also like things with Bible verses on them. Any Christian item is welcome. *I like note cards, stickers & such. And I love cards. I love sending them & I love getting them. *Halloween is my favorite holidays. I enjoy decorating & watching scary movies & just the playfulness of it all. I also love Christmas. *My favorite animal is a fox. *My favorite flower is Lilac. * And I love scarecrows. Cards with scarecrows or postcards, stickers, anything. *I love blank recipe cards! I really enjoy receiving them! *I also would like used postage stamps, especially ones from other countries. *I would also like to receive different types of memo sheets. *Book pages for crafts - not in English, please. *I like vintage items. *Tote bags from other areas. *I really like anklets. * I really like the Grinch who stole Christmas. * anything with the little Christmas helper's/elves from Finland. Some were painted by Jenny Nystrom. I received a stocking stuffer wrapped in paper with these little elves on it and feel in love! Even bits of wrapping paper or old Christmas card would be welcome. Also, any similar Christmas elves are welcome! *amazon gift cards for any amount


Fabriqueen rated for TCHH: Prayer Tags (11/17) on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tag! You and your family are in my prayers. I'm sending happy, happy holiday wishes to you all! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for TCHH: Blue Gift on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I'm getting so excited to open all my gifts, I can't hardly wait. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Diane
kathiann rated for TCHH: Advent Envies #1 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: I can't wait for December to start opening these! Thank you so much!
LivingInSong rated for TCHH: Encouragement on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Christina for the lovely card and pretty extras. Your card couldn't have come on a better day! My family's car isn't working and we're racking our brains to try to fix it - I certainly needed some encouragement! May God bless you richly today!!!
Ryleighsmom rated for TCHH: Encouragement on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Fun swap!
Comment: Thank you, Christina, for these really special cards! My absolute favorite is those sweet little raccoons. One spring, I fed a raccoon on my porch every night. Soon, she brought her babies! I was feeding a whole family of raccoons 'til the babies grew up! I put out a HUGE tub of water every night (they washed in it and washed their food in it), cookies, grapes, crackers, fish, apples, leftovers etc. So . . . I have such a soft spot for sweet little 'coons. Thank you for reminding me of that special time!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Thanksgiving on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Oh I love the journal! I did the same idea and oh so glad you did it for me! I love your new craft too a matchbox! How neat! Thank you so much for the nice swap! It made my day! By the way I am fine with you sending both swaps! Anyway one I could open and the other waits! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Red Gift on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the red gift! I will be anxious to see at Christmas time!
24Donna rated for TCHH: A Book For Christmas #3 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Iā€™m sure that it will be wonderful!
allthingsregency rated for TCHH: Advent Envies #2 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: It was so nice to hear from you! I'm glad all is calm at your end and I look forward to opening the envies in December. Thanks so much for hosting this swap!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: In a note card... #14 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: I loved the Owl notecards! Your craft room sounds fun and lovely! I hope the rest of the year goes better for you! Look forward to seeing you around in more swaps!
redeemed rated for TCHH: In a note card... #15 on Sep 1, 2017
Artistic rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ April on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Just came across your envelope while looking for something. Thank you for the fun envelope.
bluecrayons rated for Food journal on Aug 1, 2017
Carolien25 rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox- May on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card!!
Fabriqueen rated for TCHH: Little Gifts on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! They should give us 3 hearts to give also. I'm putting them in my stocking. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm putting it in my stocking as we speak! It's getting harder and harder to wait for Christmas. Hugs, Diane
24Donna rated for TCHH: Seal & Send - Psalms on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
kdeorne1 rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: I apologize for the delay in rating. Thank you for the postcard and the book recommendation. I have never heard of that book and I will be looking it up.
Barbara rated for TCHH: A Book For Christmas #2 on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Christina, for the pretty package and bookmark. It is sitting on my desk and I'm not sure yet when I will open it. I definitely can't wait until Christmas!

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allthingsregency on Jul 4, 2017:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

allthingsregency on May 19, 2017:

I just created a tea swap if you'd like to check it out. :) I hope you're having a great day!

allthingsregency on Apr 20, 2017:

If you haven't checked out this show you really should! It's clean, lighthearted and it's on amazon prime. As I started watching this the other day it made me think of you, since we had been talking about TV shows. :)

LindaW on Mar 11, 2017:

Thank you for the 21 Day Devotional on Easter. I will read it. It looks like very interesting reading.

Swan on Dec 27, 2016:

I just unwrapped the books we swapped earlier. Both look very interesting. Thanks and merry Christmas!

paperpusher on Sep 19, 2016:

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card šŸ™ Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 18, 2016:

Thanks for granting my wish (Christian Homestead group). I got your post card today and the book recomendations. I hope to read a few of them this fall. I cannot wait.

shannonlinde on Apr 12, 2016:

Hello there!! Xxoo ;)

shannonlinde on Mar 31, 2016:

Hey!!! Just wanted to pop in and tell you I'm thinking of you!! xxoo Shannon

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