Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 1:07 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: October 24, 2020
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE: We were evacuated from the Bobcat fire, but the firefighters were able to save our house! My mailbox got burned but I am using my work address for incoming swaps and my husband brings them all home to me.

FYI: I mail out from my local post office of Valyermo, which is very old, tiny & rural. Nobody is even there...you just go in and pick up from your PO box and drop mail into the slot! Things don't get scanned until they reach the next city.


About my life: Hi! I live in beautiful Juniper Hills, which is in the foothills of the Angeles Forest/San Gabriel Mountains above the Mojave Desert in Southern California, on 3 acres of nature with an organic vegetable garden, Beehive, fruit trees, grapevines, chickens, a cat, dog and my sweet husband. We get snow in the winter, summer rain & thunderstorms in between the hot, dry days, beautiful sunsets, big night skies full of stars and lots of wildflowers in spring. We don't get a lot of Fall color though since most of the trees are evergreens and unfortunately there is that fire risk! It is very peaceful up here. On the weekends I live on my boat that's docked in the Channel Islands marina in Ventura, California (about an 1.5 hour drive from my house) and work at the Channel Islands Farmers Market with my daughter selling her natural body products. During the week I work a couple of days a week at our machine shop in the city of San Fernando doing aerospace stuff with my son & hubby.

Joshua trees and beautiful sunsets in summer.

My passions are traveling, going on road trips, or day trips to places I haven't been, light hiking/walking, boating, looking for sea shells, exploring new restaurants, walking through botanical gardens, museums, old graveyards, cathedrals, tea houses and flea markets.


I love making things! In my She-Shed/Craft Studio I like to paint, do resin art for my Etsy shop, work with nature, do seasonal crafts, paper crafts, a wee bit of sewing (still learning the machine- always sewed by hand in the past!) and making natural body products with my daughter. I also make wine, but it's not that great yet, haha!

Favorite stuff: I'm an 80's girl & enjoy New Wave (classic alt) but Beatles are my favorite. I like to watch the Hallmark channel. My favorite T.V shows are Magnum P.I., Frazier & I Love Lucy. Favorite movies are Grease, Little Mermaid & Pulp Fiction. My favorite colors are greens & coral/peach. Favorite number is 3. I wear a size small and size 6 shoe. My favorite scents are lemon and grapefruit. My favorite teas are black with caffeine. My favorite food is salad. Favorite places I have traveled to are India, Paris and Yosemite. Right now I am reading Arcadia Falls. I am a Leo and spiritual, but not religious.

My weekend home

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Victorian, ocean, beach, desert, forest, Goddesses, mermaids, fairies, elves, Egyptian stuff, India, English royalty, Irish stuff, French Shabby-Chic, spiritual (Pagan), zen.

view from my deck at home of The Devil's Punchbowl hiking/rock climbing area where I walk.

Things I enjoy receiving

I love receiving handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them-whatever your specialty is.


Polly Pocket characters (the tiny ones from the 90s)

Native American jewelry,

A small Capidimonte rose.

Aurora Borealis Crystal Jewelry for re-purposing, so broken is fine.

Lacy things,

Beaded/embroidered items.



Alice In Wonderland,






Morning Glory seeds.

Quality ORGANIC vegetable seeds.

Fabric in themes & styles that I like. .

I could use some baseball card sleeves for my ATC binder.

I always need brown hair color (any shade) since salons are still closed here .

Clear top coat nail polish.

Opalescent polish.

Sustainable living items.

A beautiful crystal.


Loofa/Natural Sponge,

Facial brush.

Nail files.

Witch Hazel.

Essential Oil.

Channel Islands

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a tea bag sealed in it's original wrapper would be much appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers & samples of washi tape. If you have any extra postcards or unwanted ATCs, I'd like those!

the snowy lake by my house in winter

Dislikes/Things I won't use


Loose Papers & Washi Samples.

I don't care for camouflage, country themes or evil looking things.

I don't need anymore socks, please.

The Abbey near my house


I send all my swaps with good intentions. If you ever have an issue please send me a message and give me the opportunity to correct any mistakes. Thank you.


I use my business address in San Fernando. We have a security gate that is locked on the weekends so the mailman can't deliver on Saturday. So, you might get a message on your tracking saying delivery was attempted...but they will deliver it the following business day, so don't worry ;)

have a beautiful day!

The Poppy Fields by my house in spring.


Jayofjournals rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely postcard. I enjoyed it very much. Especially with the black cat! It matches perfectly into my batch of cat postcards. Thank you again! Lots of love, Julia
ajmay rated for Witchy Brew & Something To Do! on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. I can't wait to try the Canada tea. The card is wonderful! So is the book mark and the book. Plush the suncatchers are cute! Thank you again.
sofiafenntatum rated for CPG Day Of The Dead Swap (US) on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap, I loved your card, the poem is great, and the extra's are so nice!
Christopherpines rated for Christmas Pin Cushion on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the sweet pin cushion, My daughter just got her first pointe shoes and claimed it for her sewing needle!
ChinaCat rated for Ribbon Roll Ornament on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ribbon ornament! And thanks for participating in the swap. xo
Jjean rated for Christmas Fabric Scrappies on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Awwwwww, these are so, so cute..... thank you for the cute clothes pin also.... fun swap
Comment: Thank you :)
bluesky rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer October 2020 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you my dsugjter will be thrilled :)
ariestess rated for Witchy Postcard Swap on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: What an absolutely fun postcard! Thank you so much!
Comment: I have not looked at what you sent. I read that it is honey butter bath co. item. I shall save it anyway until Christmas. Thank you.
becait rated for Spell bottle ATC 🍷 (INT) on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Love this ATC to keep covid away! I’m gonna carry it in my purse when I need to go grocery shopping 😂
Comment: Thank you for the package. It arrived safely, but I'm going to wait to open it. I will add it to my Christmas stocking. I hope you and your family are safe. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting kitchen tool
alittledabble rated for HANDMADE FACE MASK SWAP #1 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: It's such a cute mask. You are a very talented sewer! I hope you and your family are safe! I can't believe you still managed to send out a mask while being evacuated for a fire. I lived in LA for a long time and have family there that are also affected. Stay safe!
Comment: Well done! Thank you.
nancylee rated for Mabon mask or hair wreath on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very soft and seasonal mask. I feel like I could wear it to wok in the garden and quietly celebrate as the seasons move forward. It was a really nice swap.
dolphingirl rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: OMG I adore the card you sent, it is soooo pretty! Thank you again!
Roxy926 rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer August 2020 on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful gift. Take care and hope your holiday season is amazing!
KIllerMal rated for POW: Herb inspired ATC (INT) on Sep 1, 2020
Comment: Hello! thank you for your beautiful ATC and the cards you added <3
Spicynacho rated for Wear Your Mask ATC Swap on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super cool atc! Stay safe and wear your mask x 😅💕

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starhiker on Jan 31, 2020:

I just gave you, your 1200th "5" congrats!

mandigutterrose on Dec 30, 2019:

A fun little note about the witchy advent calendar you sent me: the pack of incense comes says it's from Wildomar, CA; I had to laugh because I am a two minute drive from the Lake Elsinore (my town)/Wildomar city limits! I had no idea we had an incense distributor here, but I keep being reaffirmed how small the world really is!

And thank you, I absolutely loved everything I received. It was really worth waiting for.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 22, 2019:

I just opened a Stocking stuffer swap you mailed back in Jan 2019. I love my tea cup and saucer. Thank you so much. I will always remember you when I see it in my curio cabinet.

ChinaCat on Dec 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the adorable Christmas card and the fun Santa tuck-in! See you in 2020! xo

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

institches on Jan 14, 2019:

Fill My Stocking Swaps - I'm just getting my gifts opened today. I would like to thank you for all you sent to me over 2018 and for participating in the swaps.

sandyponey on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too!

institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

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