Swap-bot Time: February 16, 2019 11:35 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: February 15, 2019
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!!!!


Traceyk rated for Send a Card to your partner on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Beautiful Package of goodies 🌼
armadillogal rated for TF: Have a Heart-USA on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute little purse and pcs. I'll probably use it this weekend when I don't want to carry my whole wallet.
spicemom rated for Note Card Swap on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Charlene Thank you for the cute cards Spicemom
CatieCat388 rated for Recycle your 2018 Calendar on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card set & "Tin Kitty" envelope (lol). I love them all.
mejulia rated for 2019 New Year Pen Pal on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter, I'll answer soon.,
Kalalinga rated for UHM: Feed the Birds Day! 🐦 on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute notecards and your letter which I really enjoyed. The birdseed packet was sweet!
cookies37 rated for Anything Goes 4x6+ on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Such an awesome collection of handmade envelopes, love them all! Plus, your swap card is so cute & such a great idea. Thanks so much for everything, the hearts will go in my junk journal for sure. Take care ~ Judy
LadyJo rated for CF: Smiles Across the Miles on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed "Sitting on the front porch" with you! I enjoyed reading all about your life right now. I liked the card too! It gave me the feeling of relaxation and peacefulness. I also liked the notecards and stickers too! Thank you so much! Yes, your envie made me smile too when I sorted threw my mail!
BlueberryLady rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ JAN on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Love the Jar Note Cards, Angels and Notebook and the Names book mark...for the JAN Scavenger Hunt. Hugs and loving thoughts of You too...1/17/2019
BlueberryLady rated for PS ~ Fun envie swap on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Always a Delight to hear from You ! Thank you for the Neat Envie you made and for the Cute Die cuts...19* this morning( felt like 11* ) hardly any snow on the Ground. Snow is headed toward Becky in Columbus... New Years Day I made Banana Bread with Maraschino Cherries and Choc. Chips. and took to Lady Friend in Ashtabula. Happy New Year !!
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap. I will enjoy using it all. I hope your keeping warm where you are, I seem to be cold all the time. I have to cook with the oven more often since my kitchen is so Cold!,,❄️💨
mummsie rated for CPG QUICKIE: Weird/Ugly PC - US only on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Oh ya, that one gets the ugly award. lol. Thanks for the chuckle.
ellie rated for PS ~ Christmas Ornament Crafting 2018 on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Wow! Love the packaging. Thanks so !ugh for the ornament. I am going to take it to !y Church 'a party over the weekend. Nice crafts for all ages!
bb2 rated for C.F Christmas card swap 2018 on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this cheerful swap; such a pretty card and decorated envelope. And, especially for writing a personal letter to catch me up on what all you are up to. Have a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year, my friend.
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

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BeckyG56 on Feb 13, 2019:

Praying for you!

lperry on Jan 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the zippered pouch for the Cheap Postage Tag. It's so cute!

Lillypooh12 on Jan 8, 2019:

I'm so sorry my envelope came damaged for the CPG "Pick 2 -US only"!! I would be happy to resend to you if you would like!

bluehairedmary on Dec 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the handmade envies for the CPG Tag You're It - US Only tag. They are just lovely and I can't wait to use them! I hope you find lots of happiness in 2019!

hollycm6 on Dec 25, 2018:

What a cool calendar! And you are right, VERY inspiring!!! Thank you!!

glennasgarden on Dec 25, 2018:


hollycm6 on Dec 22, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG birthday gift... just another day to wait!!!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Dec 20, 2018:

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!

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