Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 10:40 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: June 21, 2018
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. :)


jocelynshea rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :)
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Fun swap! Thank you!
acusatis rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: thanks for all the wonderful goodies!
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the Flamingo note card and cannot wait to try this tea!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
adrianaclara rated for KKL: Kitty writes a letter ... on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much. Chiquinho (my kitty) says hello to all your kitties. Lovely! =^..^=
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Laural0uise rated for Postcards Penpals - USA on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you =]]
snarkandstring rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed the journaling cards!
Magenta3 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the stuff!
blockstar rated for One recipe 15 partners #4 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: I cant wait to try these recipes! Thank you so much!! I never had jicama, now is a good time to try it out!
Cupcake436 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 18, 2018
crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for some fun stuff!!
Comment: Thanks so much, friend!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Lovely selection. Thanks!
ScrapHappySewer rated for One recipe 15 partners #4 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: I can't wait to try the spinach salad! My daughter loves pineapple so that will be one we will try too!
Ganjaprincess rated for Postcards Penpals - USA on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much 🤗 for the postcard and a little glimpse into your life!! I love how you wrote my name ♥️
stephielentz rated for One recipe 15 partners #4 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
HisChild rated for Prayer Journal Swap on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Love the journal. I've been wanting to try making one from file folders. The little prayer request cards are so cute. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the great heart rating!

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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:


PinkFluffyUnicorn on Nov 3, 2017:

Quick Profile Hello #1

I also love the TV series LOST! My husband was on short term leave due to minor surgery in August. While he was home we re-watched the entire series on Netflex. I had forgotten how much I loved the series and I was sad for the second time to see it end. In 2004 when the series was being filmed in Hawaii my husband and I were in Hawaii on our honeymoon. All the locals were talking about this new show being filmed and at the time no one knew what it was about...it aired for the first time a month later. Little did we know it would become one of our favorites. Enjoy the images below and have a great weekend!





kdm1181 on Nov 3, 2017:

Hello! I'm sending you best wishes from up north in Michigan! We have already had our first snow flurries of the year and I totally wish I could escape to the warmth down in Texas. I also love to collect postcards and have pen pals, I've never been to Texas but I'm sure it's fantastic! Happy early holidays as well! Quick Profile Hello #1

Hopes on Nov 3, 2017:

Hello from York, PA! I'm originally from Houston, yay Texas! Nothing beats Texas BBQ!

jaimierandolph on Oct 3, 2017:

Profile Check for: Washi tape swap #1 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy the swap and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping!!!!!!!

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