Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2019 3:34 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: March 25, 2019
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats, in order of age (NOT intelligence): LuLu (male), Baxter, and Cookie. I enjoy
* reading,
* paper crafting,
* journaling,
* planning,
* essential oils,
* knitting,
* gardening/xeriscaping,
* coloring,
* yoga,
* memory keeping smash book style,
* snail mail/pen palling/happy mail/postcards, and
* Bible journaling and study.

I read and write English.


I have always loved to read. I especially like mystery/thriller types of novels (John Grisham, Dean Koontz) and the occasional romance.

My non-fiction shelves consist primarily of Bible studies & theology, yoga, and genealogy & history reference.

I always have one hard copy fiction, one audible fiction, and 1-2 Bible studies going at a time.

media favorites

I enjoy television more than movies because I appreciate the talent it takes to keep the audience involved for years in a plot. All time favorites include Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Alias, LOST, Big Bang Theory, and x-Files. I may have been a Survivor fanatic since it started. :)

I get hung up on fascinating podcasts sometimes. So much so that I want to take notes on them. Like Serial, Undisclosed, etc.

I spend too much time pinning things I'll never do on Pinterest or in craft swap Facebook groups.


I enjoy knitting (I can only do parallelograms - nothing fancy! - but I'm all about the scarves and potholders) and genealogy.

I'm still trying to find my paper crafting niche....I'm experimenting with making cards, pocket letters, embellishments, flip books, etc. I also love playing with paint. I use journaling cards, stickers, ephemera, etc. in my journals and planners. I use napkins for Bible journaling. So many napkins and bits and pieces that I love...I need to get into collages and glue books!

current junk journal themes that I'm collecting things for: * frogs,
* beach/sea,
* tea time,
* farm animal,
* bear,
* mouse

journaling & planning

I love memory keeping (smash book style, a little Project Life style) and planning. I've had a paper planner all my life and I love seeing more people getting involved in it. Some of the things I'm currently using:

  • Hobonichi cousin avec - memory keeping
  • Happy Planner classic - swap and pen pal logs
  • Happy Planner classic - scripture writing & gratitude
  • standard midori TN - planner
  • standard midori TN inserts - Bible studies, errand runner, craft supply inventory (it's a problem that I even need this)

favorite things

I collect/hoard journals and notebooks and office supplies and paper crafting supplies and napkins. It's an obsession.

I also collect mouse figurines and images, Gorjuss girl mini stamps, and location/vacation spoons.

I love butterflies, dragonflies, cats, and mice so they show up in my crafting a lot.

snail mail stuff

POSTCARDS! I love collecting postcards around the world and am a postcrosser! Please write a little about yourself... what makes your town special, what you're currently reading, what your plans are for the weekend. anything!. I love them addressed, written on, stamped, and well traveled!

PEN PALS! I love snail mail and would love to have more pen pals, especially outside the United States.

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box or the post office itself. If you don't receive, please PM me before rating. I may have a tracking number or other information to locate it and I am always willing to resend.

I rate upon receipt because that what I want people to do for me! But please know that I don't go to the post office to pick up mail every day. :)


mejulia rated for WIYM Simple recipe swap on Mar 25, 2019
Fabriqueen rated for Mega Flowers Swap on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome flowers! I love it all! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for Come Be a Bag Lady [ or Bagman] on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love bags, especially the ones you sent! Hugs, Diane
Zander rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank You for the napkins
MissPaula rated for CSG~Traveling Christian Postcard on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I like the papers that look like book pages!
Comment: These are beautiful bible cards. Just beautiful! I will treasure these. I wish I was that creative Several of the verses are favorites of mine Thank you!!!
Christa613 rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 16, 2019
papercraftkath rated for Bandaid Bandage Swap on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the fun bandaids! I also hope not to need them, but imagine my children will find a use for them.
Comment: Christ, will be sending your postcard off in the next round. Thank you for the extra. Shirley
Comment: Thanks so much for the sheets =)
Nbecker rated for Care package swap on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: OMG!! Everything was so amazing! I love how you wrapped everything individually, it was like it was my birthday LOL I especially loved the hand dyed papers you sent me!! Thank you soo much!! The bath stuff smells amazing and I can't wait to try it out. And the journals....what can i say. They were perfect! Thank you!! You did amazing and I would love to swap with you any time!
georgiafae rated for 21 Pages of Inspiration on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: This is a wonderful variety of pages. I've always wanted to try that method but it was one of those someday projects! I recognize some Scarlet Lime pages and adore those-I used to have a subscription but don.t use a planner so a lot of that stuff I didn't use but now I am rethinking the stuff I do have and using them in junk journals, atc's etc. these papers get me itchy to an altered book or collages. my two favorite things that I do for my relaxation! Anyway, Thank for being a great partner and sharing. another blizzard predicted for tonight thru Friday will this winter ever end.
arimails rated for Mega Flowers Swap on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: thank you for all the beautiful items, I especially love the notepaper
Writercat rated for Page 33 Postcard Swap on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun book postcard with all the quotes from your book. Love how you did my first name in fancy script. Fun stuff! Thanks!
Comment: Looking forward to moving your postcard along. Love the owl stickers!
1koolkrafter rated for Mega Flowers Swap on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Loved it all! Thanks...
Ryleighsmom rated for Mega Flowers Swap on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap!!
Poohtat rated for Mega Flowers Swap on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: So many great things! Thank you!
newrule rated for Bandaid Bandage Swap on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable band aids! Loved them!
Comment: I love everything :) thanks so much

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


yvonne401 on Aug 17, 2018:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



ChrisAnne on Aug 15, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home listed as The Christian Homestead (SB won’t let us change it). Glad to have you.

USAFwife on May 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending the additional information about Emily Dickinson! It was nice to learn a little more about her life. I appreciate you taking the time to send the additional information. :) Thank you! Cindi

Lucine on Dec 13, 2017:

Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy playing in my mini rubber stamp book:))

simcoe54 on Nov 27, 2017:

PH: Postcard Tag - Thanks for the beautiful dog postcards. They will fit nicely in my collection.

Poohtat on Nov 17, 2017:

Happy Birthday!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for a wonderful, awesome and delightful Random Envie from tag in the public forum!! Really lovely!!

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:


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