Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2019 6:57 pm


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: January 23, 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. :)


Comment: Thanks for sending the traveling postcard! I am looking forward to the end results of this fun swap! Thank you also for the beautiful and encouraging extras you sent. I appreciate it! Thanks!
trapster rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #1 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the planner stickers. I covet them yet never purchase. You swappers that have been doing this for a time are so organized! You have swap-bot stationary! Awesome. Another girl on here has zazzle stickers, another few have business cards. Love it. I really need to do it too.
lperry rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #1 on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers. They're perfect for my bullet journal. The envelope you sent them in is adorable!
Sierrawildflower rated for AFWLS -Christmas Card Swap on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Happy Holidays! Thanks for the recipe.
Comment: You couldn't have picked better pages if you had hand-picked them especially for me! Perfect!! Thank you!
Lillypooh12 rated for Journal Card Swap on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal cards!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the items, I'm currently making Coping Boxes for kids in Foster Care, and while I love your items for myself, I know they are PERFECT for my boxes. So I'm paying it forward. Something 'random' to you is going to be a child's treasure.
phillaine rated for SMSUSA: Stationery Lovers Swap on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thank you for such a generous variety of cards. I use "hello" cards the most, so your package was an especially delightful and welcome surprise. :) Have a lovely day.
Comment: adorable swap!! Thanks for the cute items for me to use. Love it all Merry Christmas♥♥
Hyshu rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #6 on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card and recipe. It seems easy enough for us to make minus the egg wash on top. I am allergic to eggs. I know it is just for browning and I am sure they would still turn out ok.
shiloh102 rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and meat Empanadas. Sounds wonderful can't wait to try them...
MsBellaDonna rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the new recipe to try! I hope you enjoy all the holidays!
Fabriqueen rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #3 on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the recipe for tea cakes! I love this type of cookies but I never know exactly how to make them. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the card and recipe for Meat Empanadas - never had them but recipe looks good so will have to give them a try.
CHOWEFACE rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and recipe!
vontakk rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #7 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Got it! Love it!!! Thanks so much! Happy Thanksgiving!!
sarahjf02 rated for Travelling! in October (#4) on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Christy! Thanks for the lovely letter, photo and leaflet of the smoky Mountains! I would've been stressed out if I had to plan a wedding so quickly lol! Congratulations on your wedding <3
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras. Good luck with your Thanksgiving cooking. I'm sure it will be fine!
thelocalman rated for Cat Postcard Swap INTL #1 on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat postcard! Loved the quote from Jim David and yes I'm watching Better Call Saul. It's great and it gets better and better with each season. My favorite character is Mike ^^
jannieb rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #5 on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card & recipe. I was actually looking for a recipe for sugar cookies, but this one sounds even better. Thanks again & take care!

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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!!

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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!





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