Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 5:45 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: December 5, 2022
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 ,home made envies, tote bags 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), 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.

Sharing is cariing

If you have the following to share I would be blessed to receive: stamped images of quotes,verses,dragonflies, flowers, etc.....

Handmade note cards ( blank or birthday).

Handmade envies.....

Postage stamps (post card,forever,or vintage lick and stick).

Samples of your favorite crafts...paper, fabric, jewelry, SURPRISES!!

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,, 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,, 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! I use both large and small seasonal banner flags.

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!!!!


countrylover57 rated for Happy Happy Mail ? on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the cute cute cat extras. I LOVE them. :) Thanks :)
bb2 rated for CF: Easter Memories on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and sweet personal letter with memories of Easter with your mother. You will be making lots of new memories in the next few months. Safe travels. God bless your Easter.
Comment: Pretty sunflower notecard and loved reading your note, thank you also for the tuck ins. Hope you are settling in now. Have a blessed day.
rarjones rated for GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ March on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: thank you for all your prayers, warm thoughts, great mailings, messages etc.. you have been a blessing:) May the Lord richly touch your life.
Comment: Thanks for the lily card and all the great symbols of love.
ItsjustmeStacy rated for TF: Initial It on Mar 17, 2022
Comment: Love it all! Thank you! So creative โค
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stamps!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Color Swap Green on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and the shamrocks. I will certainly display them for St. Patty's day!
BlueberryLady rated for CF Let's Sew! on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Wow- What Beautiful Teapot Themed Fabric you used to make a Tea Wallet for me.. Love it ! Even Tea, a Stamp and Scrapbooking papers and Postage Stamps too.. Very Generous ! Glad your Sewing machine went on the journey too.!! (2/25/2022)
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the prompt rating...stay warm, safe and DRINK TEA...life is short! Hugs and prayers, Charlene
Comment: So thankful to have you for a friend! I will always keep you in my thoughts and prayers~ Many blessings on your new journey!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card, stamps and Washi samples! Thank you for sharing all your traditions with me...I love them and may adopt 1 or 2 that I don't already do!
DixieDiane rated for CF christmas card swap-rated 2021 on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Thank uou
JuneRosebud rated for TF: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: Hi Charlene, Waiting to open until Dec. Happy Holidays!!
susieq40 rated for TF: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all, especially the kind words. They are so encouraging. Thanks..happy Thanksgiving
LadyJo rated for CF: Thanksgiving Mail Art/Card on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun Thankful mail! I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving as well!
young46356 rated for TF: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card and stickers. That's an interesting story you told me. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas next month. Rich
Artistic rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ October on Oct 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your prayers and mailings in October. UPDATED on 11Nov21. Thank you thank you for sending me a piece of home. I was truly touched to see Colonial Williamsburg, and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the pineapples. To turn the card over and see CW eased the bit of homesickness I've been feeling of late.
LadyJo rated for CF: Encouragement Card #3 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Apple themed mail! I really enjoyed the verses you shared with me. I liked how you related to all Apples. I plan to make that cake recipe soon. I also needed a key ring, so this apple one is so perfect. Thank you for this Happy Mail!
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF - I Love Mail on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for brightening my mailbox ๐Ÿ“ฌ and my day with your lovely card, note, Starbucks gift card, and scripture sticker. Hugs and prayers back to you.
LindaW rated for CF: List your wishes! #2 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card and for writing a letter inside it. Thank you for all the โ€œwishesโ€ too. You spoiled me! I will pray for you.

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rarjones on Nov 20, 2022:

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you! 2022

CF Group- Rose

24Donna on Sep 21, 2022:

Happy Birthday to you ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚

BlueberryLady on Sep 18, 2022:

Thank you for the Birthday Card I got in the mail a couple days ago... so busy lately, Hugs and safe travels for you.

rarjones on Sep 2, 2022:

Happy September Birthday! 2022

Rose CF Group

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

Kirkdebb on Mar 31, 2022:

Thank you for the great assortment of tea! I love the cute little purse they were in! And thank you very much for the bath salts! I'm looking forward to the next time I can sneak away to the tub with a good book! Thanks for making my day happy!!!

Zefaniya on Mar 18, 2022:

Thank you for the washi for the March RO wish! :)

snailmaillover on Mar 5, 2022:

Just writing to say THANK YOU for accepting the challenge in CF and sending me such an encouraging note. :) I appreciate it!

LadyJo on Mar 2, 2022:

Stopping by to say Hi, because I am your Faith Sister for the month of March. Look for some mail soon from this swap! Hint, their is mail on the way Just Because, that is not with Faith Sister. (That was sent Monday or yesterday) I hope your doing well down in the South. I am sure their is adjustments, except not as cold! :)

LadyJo on Feb 19, 2022:

Thank you for the CF WTA Warmth gifts. I like those cute socks! Double Chocolate is oh so yum! The card is so cute, too! I liked the BEAR verses! Thanks for making me smile today! It was brr with snow squalls and lots of wind! It arrived on a good day!

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