Swap-bot Time: November 22, 2017 1:28 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States

About Me

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. I currently work in an elementary school cafeteria so if you find items that say "lunch lady" on them I would LOVE it!!

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


Not too picky...just don't drink TEA or coffee.(hot chocolate lover...any flavor)!! and hot cider in the fall especially :)

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts, sewing and upcycling.

Any items, kits or samples of projects that I can use for crafting with my grands ages 8, 6 and 3.

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 (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 :)



grammypammy rated for November Swap on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving card and tuck ins! Congrats on your daughters marriage. Sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law..blessing to know she's in heaven and dancing on streets of gold.
bb2 rated for ~~CF Thanksgiving Card Swap~~ on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and messages you wrote. We have so much to be thankful for, most of all God's Son! The back of your envelope was outstanding, too! Happy Thanksgiving to you also.
Response: Happy Thanksgiving friend and thanks for the rating and encouraging comments. You have always inspired me to try new things here on the Bot and I'm finally getting past the "perfectionism" stage to actually PLAY with my craft toys and have FUN!! There are still things that I will not attempt so I am limited what swaps I join....So thankful for the gracious ladies in the CF group and especially your leadership. Hugs and prayers across the miles, Charlene
LavenderSprinkles rated for TF: World Smile Day on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you not sure why my mail is so slow these days. This was super cute. Thank you so much for everything. I really loved what you sent to me. That scarf has been worn as of today. I loved it so much. Happy swapping.
Response: I am so glad to know you received it and loved it!!! Thank you for the heart rate and wear it with LOVE!!! I was hoping they would be great colors to wear with so many things.. hugs, Charlene
Comment: This is such a pretty card, I love it. The pretty pink hearts remind me of Valentine's Day, which I, also love. A few months ago, I gave away over 300 rubber stamps, never was much into stamping, but, yesterday I came across a few more I didn't remember I had. After seeing these two stamped verses, you've motivated me to use those stamps, they may make someone smile just as your's has made me smile. Motivating and encouraging, that's what Jesus wants us to do. Thank you
Comment: Thank you for taking the time to make the card and the generous treat.
Kvwanderlost rated for P&M make a choice postcard 7 on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: You are right, I have not seen a tractor like this! Thank you Charlene :D
goinjenny rated for P&M blind postcard swap 6 on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you
BlueberryLady rated for CF: PINK for October on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a Wonderful Package with notebook, Clips, Bracelet, notebook and note card and the Pretty Card with your Heart felt note... Hugs from OHIO. Pink Reminders of the Breast Cancer Fight as well as We Know God is with us..Got package yesterday...
Nnyla rated for CF: Encourgement (Hebrews 10:24-25) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Hi Charlene! It's been a long time since we communicated. I hope you're well. Thanks for the encouragement and the teddy bear hugs! I indeed needed them! I'll fit writing a note to you into my schedule this week. Have a blessed week!
Ryleighsmom rated for October Scavenger Hunt - F A L L on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: I LOVE your Swap!! I can’t wait to put it all to good use!! Thank you! πŸŽƒπŸŒ»πŸπŸ‚
AbbyGailsCorner rated for CF - Falling Leaves on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Hi Charlene! Thank you for the nice assortment of fall leaves! So glad to see card fronts being re-purposed! Blessings to you too!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Scavenger Hunt Fun #2 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envie full of Falll things. I LOVE that pocket, beautiful and creative. The bookmark and labels will be used, and I'll smile because I'll think of you!
DixieDiane rated for CF - Looking forward to Fall on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Recd today tks for everything. Enjoyed your note alot!!!! Yep nick is married and expecting a baby in February. Love you
Response: Yay...you got it...my faith in the postal system has been restored!! LOL I can't believe my birthday buddy is grown, married and a Daddy!! What? How did that happen!! Hugs my friend and thanks for the heart rate :) Happy Fall!...Charlene
grammypammy rated for Alpha Swap G, H and I on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the glitter tape, Hope notebook and Inked Images. Love what you sent!
pattiairel rated for Scavenger Hunt Swap - D E S K on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: thank you! Dishtowel is cute! Stationary didnt survive the trip from you to me. Got all krinkled. Not your fault, tho, post office machines can be tough on a package!! No dont resend. I loved all that you sent and I am very happy!!!!
Response: Was the stationery the only thing damaged? Bummer ...I thought I had it packaged really well :( Do you want me to send more stationery items? Thanks for the heart rate! Happy Fall...Charlene
CHOWEFACE rated for P&M Sunrise or Sunset Postcard on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: thanks for the card and your colorful quotes :)
snailmaillover rated for Five Partner Postcard Swap on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Very neat postcard and I love that you chose a verse to match! Thanks for playing!
Response: Thanks for the rating....it is nice to know that you did receive it! Fall blessings....Charlene
WayUpInAlaska rated for P&M Train Postcard on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: End of the line!!! Postcard Arrived!! haha...got the cool train postcard in today's mail :) Thank you :)
BlueberryLady rated for CF: Scavenger Hunt on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: GRIN - You Found Everything.. Love the Green Clothes pins, Recipe Cards, Inked Verses, and the Note Cards ! ! Hugs and a Big Thank you from Me to You ! !
Highlander18 rated for P&M Snow Postcard on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Love the card and quotes, thank you very much. I also like the first crisp snow of the season, but it can wait a bit!

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CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

pkpeace on Nov 1, 2017:

bbsporty on Oct 21, 2017:

Thank you for the AWG of pretty paper! I've already got some ideas for a couple of them.

pattiairel on Oct 18, 2017:

bb2 on Sep 21, 2017:

Hope it is great. Many blessings all year too!

BeckyG56 on Sep 21, 2017:

Happy Birthday to YOU!!

CurlyTea on Sep 21, 2017:

glennasgarden on Sep 21, 2017:


BlueberryLady on Sep 18, 2017:

You are more on the Ball than I am... Thank you for the Wonderful Note you included in the Flower Garden Birthday Card... Will Do... ! ! ! Hugs from OHIO..

Lonestarchild on Sep 18, 2017:

Thanks so much for the red & green felt for Sept AWG. Prefect timing! Working on Christmas stuff and will be using this tonight! Thank you!

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