Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2019 1:55 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: November 19, 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 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. :)


Comment: Looks like you're making good progress. :) I've had the Louise Penny books recommended to me several times, but haven't gotten into the series yet. Looks like you're doing well with the series. :)
Juniebird rated for πŸŽ„ Christmas Card #1 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card - I like that style! - and also for the little extras. Best wishes and happy holidays to you and yours!
chupe rated for Motivation/Inspiration Postcard #2 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I will keep those quotes on my wall! <3
Winegeek rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Fabulous selection of napkins, and thanks for the extra on. These will be fun to use. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the well assortment of postcards. My favorite is the Sled, fun facts one. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Ace330660 rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all of the napkins ! Can't wait to use them !
ashchu rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you Christy for the extra post card and I will get the 2 traveling postcards on in the next round. take care, darla
Moominbrooke rated for Interest ME #3 on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation and postcard- I haven't heard of those detective stories :0)
Comment: That's a really cool idea! Thank you!
KSENiA rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 15 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I found quite a lot of unrated mail behind my desk, when I was reorganizing my studio. No idea how or when it fall there. Thank you for the postcard.Thank you for the postcard for me.
suepier rated for CAT Postcard Intl - Newbie Friendly on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute Grumpy cat postcard. I really miss that cat.
thequilterslink rated for Napkin swap on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thx for great napkins!
DorothyH rated for Napkin swap on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you Christy, love the napkins!
Winklet rated for Napkin swap on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!! I love love love the 6x6 floral one!! Favorite napkin I have so far!
matt319 rated for Books/libraries on Oct 31, 2019
erinmcdowell rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #3 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Comment: Thank you Christy, I love the 'zine! Very creative. This was a fun swap. Thank you also for the postcards.
Comment: Thank you!

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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 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!!

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