Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2019 10:30 am


Date Joined: May 8, 2010
Last Online: January 1, 2019
Birthday: March 16, 1978
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I am Susan ~ I'm 32 years young, living life where the peaches grow with my sweet husband who tolerates my penchant for hoarding books, paper, and craft supplies. We don't have any babies yet, but hope to have one or adopt one in the future. I currently work full time as a customer service supervisor for a manufacturing company. Yeah, tons of fun. ;)

When I'm not working, I love to read, try new recipes, take indulgent naps, and surf the internet for fun and learning. And, of course, I love creating stuff. Most of my crafting revolves around paper, but I do occasionally dabble with sewing and have made a purse or two for myself in the past. I love to make pretty much anything that will fit into an envelope. Oh, and I like making envelopes, too.

What I'm up to - October/November 2010: Enjoying our new home, still slowly but surely gathering furniture and unpacking boxes. Looking forward to the upcoming holidays.

Currently Reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


My Favorites

Actors & Actresses: Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Jimmy Stewart, Julie Andrews, Kate Winslet, Kevin James, Nia Vardalos, Rachel McAdams, Rufus Sewell, Steve Carrell

Animals: puppies - especially bichon frises and cocker spaniels; birds, and bunnies

Artists: Claude Monet, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, Norman Rockwell

Books/Reading: Vince Flynn, Nora Roberts, Stephanie Cowell, almost any historical fiction and/or books set in the southern USA

Characters: Happy Bunny, Chococat, Snow White, Leela from Futurama, Sherlock Holmes, Hermione from the Harry Potter series, Scarlett from Gone With the Wind, Benjamin Martin from The Patriot, Snoopy, Deery-Lou

Colors: My favorite color is red. Love, love, love any pretty red. My second favorite color is a shimmery silverish blue-green. But I also adore any soft greens, blues, and purples. And clean color combinations like white and green. And shades of autumn: amber, gold, burgundy, deep orange, brown.

Foods: asparagus, apple pie, barbecue, butter, coffee-flavored ice cream, Japanese cuisine, shrimp, summer veggies (tomatoes, okra, corn), anything slightly spicy

Fragrances: sandalwood, baby powder/lotion, coffee, lavender, light musk, pear, autumn scents, fresh peaches, cucumbers

History: The Colonial American period through the American Revolution. I would have loved to have lived during these times.

Magazines: All You, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Martha Stewart Living, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, Shop Smart, Southern Living

Movies: The Saint, The Patriot, My Dog Skip, Titanic, Amazing Grace, Immortal Beloved, Mary Poppins, The Notebook, The Shop Around the Corner, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Love Actually, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Music and Lyrics

Music: Beethoven, Casting Crowns, Celtic Woman, Coldplay, Elbow, Elvis Presley, Enya, Evanescence, Ginny Owens, James Horner, Jewel, John Williams, Josh Groban, Josh Turner, Lady Antebellum, Leahy, Lorie Line, Mannheim Steamroller, Michael Buble, Missy Higgins, Mozart, Nicole C. Mullen, Paul Potts, Perry Como, Trace Adkins, Zac Brown Band

Places: beaches, bookstores, coffee shops, Williamsburg, Virginia; Washington, DC; and I haven't visited yet but I think I would love Ireland and Austria

Symbols, Shapes: the cross, birds, squares, the American flag, pears, stars

Television: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (LOVE Guy Fieri!), NCIS, Big Bang Theory

Textures/Patterns: cashmere, stripes, paisleys, plaids, muted florals, chenille, natural, tweed


Stuff I Like...

  • special papers and stationery
  • quality stickers (not the kiddie kind)
  • simplicity
  • decorated envelopes
  • samples of old handwriting/script
  • perfume
  • cute/pretty farm animals (roosters, pigs, cows, etc.)
  • pretty pieces of fabric or rolls of ribbons
  • anything with bunnies
  • fonts
  • decorative brads
  • refrigerator magnets
  • quirky things I can display on my work desk
  • clouds, thunderstorms, beautiful skies
  • postcards (new or vintage)
  • Vera Bradley stuff
  • bumper stickers
  • fairies
  • anything related to American History
  • makeup
  • templates for paper crafts
  • magazine clippings
  • journals
  • Yankee candles
  • anything related to comfort


What I really want...

...is a very special pen pal: with whom I have a lot in common; who wants to have a friend and be a friend, being open and sharing life's ups and downs; who will stay in touch via postal mail and/or email, at least on a monthly basis; who enjoys being artsy crafty with their letters, putting love and fun and delight into envelopes and knowing they'll get the same from me; who is confident, funny, and real


I Collect...

churches, refrigerator magnets, Americana items, bookmarks, used postage stamps, tried-and-true recipes, postcards, lanterns, and Precious Moments figurines



  • most Disney stuff (except for Snow White - love her!) (sorry, fans, no offense!)
  • Diddl (again, sorry, fans!)
  • dark/gothic items
  • cigarette smoke
  • snakes
  • vulgarity
  • anything anti-American (or anti- any country, for that matter!)


Words of Wisdom & Wit

A year from now you may wish you had started today. ~ Karen Lamb

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is. ~ Unknown

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~ Erma Bombeck



aniram rated for Every Song Tells A Story on Sep 16, 2010
thebragal rated for Top 20 Favorite Websites & Blogs on Aug 21, 2010
Comment: I never got anything but would be happy to rerate you once I get something
Comment: Great Pics!! Thanks!
Response: Thanks! :) And thanks for the heart!
alexalgebra rated for Write me a short story about... on Jul 16, 2010
Comment: I love Donovan!!! Thank you! What an adorable story :) Well worth the wait.
Response: Thanks, Alex! It was sort of corny, I know, but it came from the heart. ;)
Comment: The menus are making me hungry. Love that the Kabuto Grill opens from the left :). Thanks for the extra paper too!
Response: Heheh, yep, I thought the fold of the KG menu was pretty funny, too. :) Thanks for the heart!
ladyaries7 rated for Take Out Menu- Quick Turnaround on Jul 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the extras and menus look yummy!
Response: You are so welcome! :) Thanks for the heart!
Erla rated for Classic Pen Pal Swap on Jul 10, 2010
Comment: Hi! Thanx for the letter! I'll write back soon! Have fun!
Response: Thanks! :)
Comment: Great list, very interesting and well thought out! Thank you :)
Response: You are welcome! Glad you enjoyed my list :)
mrsD rated for A-Z Words E-Mail on Jul 8, 2010
Comment: zing!tastic! :) thanks
Response: Heheh, thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
jengizb rated for A-Z Words E-Mail on Jul 6, 2010
Comment: I agree...when is voluptuous coming back into style. ;)
Response: Heheh - yep! :) Thanks for the 5 :)
xxpenguinscanflyxx rated for A-Z Words E-Mail on Jul 6, 2010
Response: Thanks! :)
draco rated for Pen Pal Intro Mini-Zine on Jul 4, 2010
Response: Thanks so much for the heart! :D
CourtierKa rated for 25 Random Things Meme- the Swap! on Jul 3, 2010
Comment: I had lots of fun reading your list and learning about you!
Response: Thanks! :)
sharylove rated for The Bucket List on Jul 2, 2010
Response: Thanks! :)
jogreene00 rated for Mature Long Letter Penpals! on Jul 2, 2010
Comment: I was excited to get your letter today! Can't wait to write back! :)
Response: Yay! Wonderful! So glad you liked the letter. I'll be looking forward to getting your reply! :) And thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks! You made it so pretty...
Response: Thanks for the rating and comment, and for the heart! :D
Simone rated for High School You Email Swap on Jun 24, 2010
Comment: Interesting - thank you for doing it in two colour tones - made it easier to read
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the 5! :)
jmvav rated for Online Themed Recipe Swap - Honey on Jun 20, 2010
Response: Thanks for the 5 and the heart! :D
sweetestmandi rated for High School You Email Swap on Jun 18, 2010
Response: Thanks! :)

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memtree on Jul 12, 2010:

thanks for sending your Top 20 Favorite Websites and Blogs! great to see if aussies making it into your list :)

willowsmarika on Jul 8, 2010:

thanks for sharing your favorite sites with me, even though i'm not one of your partners :)

littlebear on Jun 21, 2010:

aweh, that's so kind of you thankyou! I hope you're doing well! xxx

georgiabloom on Jun 2, 2010:

Thanks, Karen! :) I've PM'd you.

Karenmomofthree on Jun 1, 2010:

Your profile is fun! I am also signed up in the Prayer Partner Swap. Just curious how do you collect churches? PM me if you want to talk about being a Pen Pal, feel free to view my profile. Hope to hear from you soon. Karenmomofthree

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