Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 4:53 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 2018
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States

About Me

I'm going to put this here for anyone who NEEDS to know....I do NOT sign in here sometimes days at a time...I have had many crazy life challenges since joining swap bot and I swap responsibly with sending on time as well as rating...I do know communication is important and I will send a message if I need to clarify something with a swapper and hope you will do the same...Swap-bot is something I do because I get JOY from it and I value the relationships I have found here...

I'm a wife, mom, grandmother . I am a military spouse so LOVE my patriotic/Americana themes. We own a seasonal cottage in NY state that has a country flare (sunflowers, roosters and bugs with lots of "Grandma & Grandpa decor"...think books, puzzles, picnics, camp fires, journals (lazy days)!!! I'm into reading, gardening and bargain shopping...love watching movies with a big batch of buttery popcorn and walks in the woods! Always have a camera with me.

Favorite Books

Mostly read fiction: Nicholas Sparks and Mary Higgins Clark are my absolute faves! Like mystery, suspense and romance. Christian authors are: Karen Kingsbury, Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis,Kathy Herman, Lori Wicks, Terese Hale and Francine Rivers :)

Likes and collectibles

Gardening deco (sunflowers, watering cans, birdhouses,bugs, etc...), cards & stationery, journals, office supplies (post-its any size, unique paper clips, push pins, colored gel ink pens esp. red/green, stickers).

I really appreciate all things homemade and the talent that it takes to create :) I especially love altered or upcycled itmes focusing on reduce,reuse, and recycle!! (aprons from skirts, or pillow shams ,head bands made from men's ties, totes made from anything, PC's from greeting cards or fabric scraps...etc..) Sewing items (any threads, buttons, fabrics , scraps are fun:)

Can never have too many windchimes!!!

Kitchen items I like are: seasonal dish towels, pot holders, seasonal paper napkins (beverage or dinner size),seasonal sprinkles, magnets, I can use anything that is a bread making tool or themed.

Drinks: hot chocolate (any flavor), Individual sugar free drink packets (like crystal light...NO TEA flavors!!)


Not too picky...just don't drink coffee.(hot chocolate lover...any flavor)!! :)

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts, sewing and upcycling.

Any items, kits or samples of projects that I can use for crafting with my grands ages 10,8 and 5..

Favorite Movies

Collect all Nicholas Sparks movies , Like comedy , Holiday , romantic, and suspense,action. Kevin Costner is my favorite actor and Mare Winningham and Sandra Bullock are my favorite actresses!! Some wishes in this category would be The Blind Side, The Proposal.

Favorite colors

My favorite colors are green and yellow (springy colors). I decorate seasonal so if you are in a swap during a specific holiday think seasonal (ie..Feb. hearts, Mar. St. Pat's, April, Easter...) Really just have fun with me year round and change it up!!! :)

Thrift Store faves

Love doilies, jewelry (wire pierced earrings, bracelets and necklaces), tote bags, used books, wind chimes, owl items, bug items (dragon flies will get you a heart!), bird themed, and gardening deco, kitchen items (aprons,dish towels, cloths and pot holders), patriotic, roosters and sunflowers :) all seasons. .. snowman vs, santa, harvest vs.spooky.. Love CHRISTIAN THEMED anything (note cards, PC's, books, quotes, calendars,memo pads,stickers,magazines).I may think of more later :)


About Me

SEASONAL: Thrift store good condition OK with me!!

WINTER likes: warm fuzzy socks,scarves, teas, hot chocolate, car air fresheners (closed car windows need a good scent), snow anything as long as it is not the real and cold kind..LOL

SPRING likes: Out door decor for gardening, wind chimes, solar lights, seed packets, gardening gloves, small pillows for my front porch furniture to add a pop of color, anything gardening, bugs (especially dragon flies), sun flowers, roosters and patriotic!

SUMMER likes: Bright colors, flowers, themes like watermelon, picnics, popscicles, ice cream, flavored water packets (Crystal light).

FALL likes: pumpkins, leaves, acorns, woodland characters, Thanksgiving, blessings, grateful, home and hearth :)

ALWAYS WELCOME.....memo sheets for any season, anything Christmas, always can use and enjoy what you have made by hand or if you have received anything that was not your taste pass it along...CHRISTIAN themed, paper napkins and kitchen items, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SURPRISES!!!!


Comment: Thank u got all 3. Ornament in stocking didn't make it in one piece. I will glue it.
Response: That is such a bummer...I used so much bubble wrap...I should have wrapped it in tissue paper but I wanted it to fit in the stocking....even glued it will be me smiling MERRY CHRISTMAS to you :) Glad you got everything...it was a fun swap! Hugs and prayers, Charlene
SamiE rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Lovely card and the snowflake. Thanks bunches. No snow here. Just cold, damp rain. Happy Holidays..
DragonflyDaisy rated for Christmas Card w/Upcycling on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun Christmas card and all the extras too! Merry Christmas! 🎄
Comment: Oh my goodness, I loved the things you thought of and sent to me! The puppy Christmas card is so cute! I love the Christmas Linens too! Thank you so very much! Merry Christmas! Oh the recipe I will try next week!
moosemama rated for Christmas Thrifting on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Wow! What an awesome, fun package! Love it all! Thanks so much!
Response: You got that really quickly !! Glad you like it all.....thanks for the heart rate :) Happy thrifting holidays...ho ho ho!!! Charlene
Comment: Thank you :o)
GrannysNamesake rated for CF: Happy Thanksgiving on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a sweet and encouraging Thanksgiving card. I love the nice stickers and reading the wonderful things you've got to be thankful for. It's a reminder to me of all I have as well.
1koolkrafter rated for SMSUSA: Stationery Lovers Swap on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Wow! What a lovely pkg. I recd. in the mail today. Love it all. Did you make the ornaments, so cute and I can't wait to try the Holiday teas. Hope you have the best Holiday Season ever. bearnbabs
glennasgarden rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ NOV on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks Charlene! I look forward to making the ornaments with my grandsons~
Comment: Thank you so much for your pretty notecard an goodies you enclosed.Enjoyed reading what you wrote.Happy early Thanksgiving to you & your family!!
Heirloom rated for UHM: Christmas-Card-Stash Club 📯 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas cards and nice note,Charlene. I for sure will be able to use the cards! That decorated envelope looked mighty cheery in my mailbox, too. :-) Have a wonderful holiday season!
LadyJo rated for UHM: Christmas-Card-Stash Club 📯 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great cards! It was fun to receive from you!
Eclectonote rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Van Gogh postcard, and indeed we need to pull up that chair and sit and slow down. Sounds like a good weekend plan.
basykes rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Van Gogh. i love the verbal picture you painted of fall in New York.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Mail Art- Fall Themed on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Fall decorated envie and lovely note Charlene Thanks for the inserts too~
Comment: Received! Clever wrapping & cute envie! Tucked away until Christmas :)
Poohtat rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Waldo lives north of me in Waldo county. He has a big house set back in the woods! :)
bluerose3 rated for PS: It's FALL Ya'll on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: The postcard is so cute with the quail family. Have a blessed fall season!

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HappyMom on Dec 13, 2018:

Thanks for the great card and for granting my AWG wish - Merry Christmas!


Swan on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful surprise Christmas card!

bluehairedmary on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you for the very nice Christmas card and the great postcards for my AWG December wishlist! I love the dog waiting at the mailbox!

Sherry71 on Dec 6, 2018:

To an amazing chic!

yvonne401 on Nov 18, 2018:

I received my PS October WTA from you yesterday. Thanks for the nice package!



anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

pattiairel on Nov 14, 2018:

MSturgill87 on Nov 1, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome assortment of beads for AWG October!

AZmom875 on Oct 23, 2018:

I got my Return AWG postcard today. Thanks for the fun message. I have never been to NYC, just upstate and Niagara. Thanks

susieq40 on Oct 11, 2018:

Am mailing again CF Fall card, with note and goodies included, so sorry didn't complete other card.. Happy Fall

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