Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2022 8:04 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: September 24, 2022
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

ADDRESS UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2022. If you have a round robin/traveling swap to return to me, the P.O. Box 2472 is old. Please PM for new address!

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats, in order of age (NOT intelligence): LuLu (male), Baxter, Cookie, and Groucho. 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, * cardinals

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.

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, along with a general vintage style.

Favorite color is purple

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

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box. 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!


Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #82 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pc and envelopes ! I will gladly pass it along.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I LOVE the Star Wars ones - thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: What a great idea! Thanks for the puppies <3 I don't have any but some of my kids do. Also the info about the term "Dog Days" was very interesting!
ReginaDrago rated for Travelling book card #43 on Aug 18, 2022
indigo68 rated for Travelling Book Card #46 on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Received and forwarding on. Thanks for the extra. :)
Comment: I received your swap and many thanks for the extra postcards.
Artistic rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page Series: May! on May 31, 2022
Comment: So sunny and cheerful -- just like May. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks Christy. Some great images!
Comment: Thank you for the email Christy!!
ladygrey rated for Travelling book card #44 on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card ❤
Comment: Thanks for the lovely page l am fine with landscape view. Love all the things on my page it's perfect. Thanks for the extra too. Take care
Comment: Thanks for sending. I can't believe this...4 cards! Getting a little ridiculous... pretty soon we will need an 8x10 envie each time!!! Lol. Please let me know when you will be sending late. Will pass these on.
lob rated for New Year, New Penpals ages 50 and up! on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the letter! I plan to write back soon.
JustKeko rated for USA MEMO SHEET SWAP #2 on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you! The envelope and stamps you used were so pretty too!
Comment: Thanks - excited to pass on!
Comment: Christy, thank you very much for the additional postcards!
Barbara rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page Series: Green! on Mar 19, 2022
Comment: Hi Christie, thank you for the shamrock glue page. I know that geometric pattern is very difficult to cut and place and get the patterns arranged. Thank you also for the extra St. Patrick's Day goodies.

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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!


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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:))

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