Swap-bot Time: July 8, 2020 4:20 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: July 6, 2020
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 have always loved to read. I especially like mystery/thriller types of novels (John Grisham, Dean Koontz, Lee & Child) and the occasional romance. My current favorite series is about Armand Gamache and is written by Louise Penny. I don't typically re-read fiction, but this series I plan to!

My favorite books are The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and Watchers by Dean Koontz.

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 I leave after my daily mail delivery, I assume the postmark is after the next day's delivery (and pickup) but considering how slow my mailman is, I can't guarantee it is even processed the same day! I try to compensate for this unknown in my sending. :)

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. :)


Artistic rated for R&W: Audio book appreciation month on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks much!
mags142 rated for Mini stuff the mail box 8 on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Hello Christy! You completely spoiled me with this swap! Thank you for all the items you sent,I cant wait to use and create with it
irinah rated for My Hobby (email swap) on Jun 29, 2020
simplyjeannette rated for Mini stuff the mail box 8 on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank You for all the goodies
chimerix rated for Mini stuff the mail box 8 on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great package of crafty fun. Aloha
Comment: Thanks for all the pretty bookpages (Aliceโค๏ธ). Have a great summer! Groetjes Barbara
AZmom875 rated for Mini stuff the mail box 8 on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Great stuff, thanks for playing
beachchicken rated for Mini stuff the mail box 8 on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you for all the great stuff! I will put it all to good use. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra PC!
Comment: Got them and will send them out in the next swap, also thank you so much for the postcard love it. Stay safe, darla
Fabriqueen rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #35 - US Only on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and quote! Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Carollee922 rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #35 - US Only on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: My kitties are horrible co-workers too
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful card and envelope ! I loved the extras also, so much! :D
hnhamilton rated for Ribbon Sampler on Jun 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for everything. I love it all
Lonestarchild rated for Send Anything #10 on May 22, 2020
Comment: Squeal! What a fun STUFFED envie of my favorite things -- papers and diecuts! Happy dance here. LOVE it. Thanks so much!
kittyfun rated for year end review & planning on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Sorry so late but I did love all you sent, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and extras!
Comment: Thank you for the cute project life cards!! I always love when someone sends me those!! ๐Ÿ’œ And thanks for the postcard, too. ;)
Suncloud rated for Lonely Day Mystery Letter on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter (I especially like the Mister Rogers stamp). Not yet opened.
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras. I love the santa sleeping with the kitties and puppies.

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Rainydancer on May 13, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

thelocalman on Dec 15, 2019:

Just received your Texas Map Postcard. Thank you very much! Happy Holidays :)

thisismeAXiD on Nov 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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 wonโ€™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:))

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