Swap-bot Time: August 25, 2019 7:08 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: August 24, 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 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. :)


Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap. The envelope arrived opened (maybe because of the HOT weather) but I don't think that something went missing. Thanks for sharing your experience and including informations about Yoga Nidra: very interesting. You cited the use of morning pages from Julia Cameron's book. Wow! I didn't know it, it sounds great and I'll probably read it. You know, I used to find three gratitudes every day, write them and then share with another person via WhatsApp. It forced me to focus on good even in not so good days. I consider it a sort of 2.0 meditation ahah. I love the notecard you chose, it's so on theme and also for a good cause. Thank you for the extra postcards: they are treasures because I can hardly find that type of PC here! Love the idea of colouring meditation :) These are Difficult Days for me and I am so grateful for reading you. I really needed it. Thanks a lot and have a great day!
Response: If you got the postcards tucked in, you got everything in the envelope. I'm so glad I could share something helpful! Gratitude journaling is something I need to make a habit of also, just like meditation. Refocusing on what's important.... Thank you for the heart!
Johanna51 rated for Books/libraries on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Hello Christy, thank you for your postcard and the book suggestion.
Barbara rated for Books/libraries on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Christy, thank you for the Kafka postcard. Currently I am reading Rabbit at Rest by John Updike.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the thoughtful question. Have a great weekend!
Comment: Love the extra PCs! Many thanks!
Sagebrushs rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #28 - US Only on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: Sad that Grumpy passed. Thanks.
sharmison33 rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #28 - US Only on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: RIP little Tartar Sauce aka Grumpy Cat. She ( I think lol) was so cute while being grouchy. Funny thing...one of my other partners sent a Grumpy Cat too! Maybe I need to start a collection of just those. Thanks 😊❀️
Badxhampill rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #28 - US Only on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Grumpy Cat PC. Yeah, it sucks we lost him; and he was from Arizona!
Cobweb rated for EP Note Cards on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Lovely selection. Thanks
sharmison33 rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #4 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: I will have to try the sprinkler idea!
Comment: Thanks for the card, I like it!
Autist rated for Washi of the Month JULY on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun washi. I put it in my calendar already!! Thanks
leo67 rated for EP Paper Craft De-Stash on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: This was a super extra special giant box of goodies! Thank you so incredibly much! Wish I could give multiple hearts β™₯️
Comment: Thank you for the cards, I can’t wait to send them on their next adventure!
tentmari rated for CL: June Reading Log - Electronic on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Great job! Sounds like you read some interesting books. πŸ™‚
Comment: Thanks for all of the journal cards ! Will gladly put them to good use.
Comment: I love the journal cards you sent. Thank you!!
DixieDiane rated for List Pad Paper Sheets #2 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Loved what you sent
Comment: Great summery recipes! I especially love the one with jicama, one of my favorite ingredients. Thank you! (Love the caligraphy on the envelope, too.)
Comment: Thanks for the reviews! I love that you added favorite quotes too!

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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 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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