Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 5:44 am


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: January 24, 2021
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I am Connie, wife and mother. I have been married for 26 years and have a wonderful daughter! I have an identical twin( and yes her name is Bonnie!!) Mom had to come up with names quickly, they were expecting a baby boy!! Surprise!!!!. I think that is where I have received my love of surprises. The whole swapping thing was new to me, but I have quickly become addicted too it. I am also a licensed Optician,I was a Girl Scout leader for 11 years. But now that I have found this site, I do believe the craft side of me is coming back out. 04/21/10 We have a new addition to the family!! A 6 week old schnoodle puppy. Her name is Evie. I lost my beloved Sandy on 02/27/10. But the house was empty without a fur baby running around, so in comes Evie. She is full speed, I was use to a 12 year old, and now this. I have my hands full, but I'm loving every minute.

I LOVE Christmas! The decorations, the lights, the music ( I hum X-mas songs all year) the yummy smells, the Christmas cards, shows, and all the wonderful, and happy spirit of the season. I see more smiles and cheerful looks during this time of year than any other time. Christmas

Oct. 2010: I have started a new hobby. Yea!! I bought a new camera and several different lenses, and driving everyone around me crazy taking photos.. It has been great fun going on long drives and seeing new places, so I can get different shots...Sept 2015- Still loving my Photography!.. I got my Christmas present early this year from the DH, a new full frame camera!! I am one happy girl!!!...

2019: MY New Year resolution, was to enjoy the simple and pure things in life.and what a wonderful year it has been!!! More family time, cookouts, games,and crafts, Spending as much time at the beach, fishing, kayaking, taking night strolls. Picnics at the lake, and wonderful long drives in the country! Life is good :) , No keeping up with the Jones, No drama, just pure happiness! This is the only resolution I think I have every keep. Fingers crossed we keep going strong for years to come!

Swapping Pledge

I pledge not to be a flaker and to always Rate my partners. If I am your swap partner and you have not received my swap on time, Please contact me,I would be very upset to disappoint my partner. Hope to meet all of you soon!


Things I Like

Fish with big lips,Pink dogwood and Sunflowers, . To hear Children laughing, BIRDS,Rainy Days,Old Shrimp boats, Water Grist Mills, Autumn (favorite season) Antique stores, Flea markets, vintages items, Hidden object games,and BAKING!!! My favorite colors are: Pink,Gray,Teal and Yellow.

  • A- Apples, Art , Aprons
  • B- Bubbles, Baking, Bluebirds
  • C- Clouds, Cool days, Christmas, Caramels, Camera, Chocolate
  • D- Dough bowls, Dogs, Dandelions, Dover Clip Art
  • E- Easter eggs, Energy
  • F- Friendship, Funny thing, Fishes with big lips , Fall
  • G- Green grass, Gnomes, Grist mills, Grits, Gerber daisy
  • H- Hugs, Hubby, Holidays, Hallmark Christmas movies
  • I- Icicles,Indian corn,Iceland,Ice cream
  • J- Jelly beans, Jeans, Jewel quest
  • K- Kayaks, Kites, Kindness
  • L- Leaves, Lucky charms, Lighting, Leather bracelets
  • M- Magazine, Magic, Masks Mala Bracelets
  • N- Naps, Nutcrackers, Nostalgia, Nite lights
  • O- Oceans, Old Shrimp Boats, Oak trees,
  • P- Photography,Puppies, PJ's, Place mats, Pink dogwoods
  • Q- Quite time, Quotes
  • R- Rainy day,Ravens, Road trips!!
  • S- Sunflower, Santa, Sundrop, Surprises,Scandinavian Gnomes
  • T- Twins, Trees, Tim Holtz
  • U- Umbrella, Utah,
  • V- Vintage Sea Captains, boat wheels, old ships and clocks... Valentine, Veterans
  • W- Walks, Waterfall, Water wheels,
  • X- X-Men,
  • Y- You got mail, Yellow, YouTube
  • Z- Zoom lenses


I photographed this little guy Saturday 01/27/13 in Conway SC



  • Cheddar Cheese straws
  • Chocolate covered carmels
  • Milk Chocolate Kisses,
  • Ritter Sport Corn flakes or Choco biscuit,
  • Spree

Favorite Crafts

  • Baking

  • Photography

  • ATC

  • Collage Canvas

  • Altered Blocks

Things I Dislike

  • Tea

  • Cats

  • Coffee

  • Stationary sheets or letter sets

  • Socks

  • Post Cards

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Fruit filled chocolate

  • Sport themes

  • Window cling decorations

  • Scented Candles and Lotions ( My head just doesn't appreciate certain aromas)

  • Please No dollar tree cooking and baking utensils, and measuring items.

  • Character themes

  • I HATE packing tape! we fight and it always wins!! Okay, we can now add CLING WRAP! It hates me too. lol..

Favorite Books

Anything written by, Iris Johansen,JD Robb,Nora Roberts, Christine Feehan,and the Harry Potter series. I have read all of these authors books that is out, I like to read about paranormal stuff,magic powers,ancient gifts. If you know of a good book in this genre, I would love to know about it. I enjoy Craft ,Baking and Photography magazines.

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter, You got mail, Love actually, The Wedding date,, Over board, The Avengers and StarTrek!! I love to laugh and smile during a movie. I don't like sad endings, or really silly movies.

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory,Face Off, Chopped, Castle, Bones, NCIS, Cup Cake Wars, Holiday Baking Champions and The Magician

Favorite Music

Aerosmith, AC/DC, Daughtry,Hinder and ,all of the true classic rock bands, Big Bang K-Pop and Christmas music always makes me happy


  • Carolina Wrens

  • Bluebirds

  • Cardinals

  • Song birds (do you see a pattern here? Yes I love birds)


Wish List

  • This is my Amazon wishlist

  • This is my Etsy wishlist

  • Amiibo cards for ACNH

  • Candy dish with a lid

  • Any thing Tim Holtz

  • Things for my Sizzix Bigshot

  • Any thing Ranger products

  • Vintage or old looking clocks (don't have to work, for display only ) Battery operated

  • Items for my 3 tier tray Holidays or seasonal (ex: 3 tier tray

  • Lottery scratch-offs

  • Mala bead Bracelets

  • Scandinavian Gnomes

  • Anything- Carolina Wrens

  • Needle felting kits or supplies

  • Refrigerator magnets, Vintage looking, Gnome, Birds, Route 66

  • Covergirl Outlast moisturizing top coat

  • I Love Vintage items I can photograph. ex:Vintage items

  • Dover Clip Art book (Victorian, Holidays, or Birds

  • Cheddar Cheese Straws (I love them!!) or a good recipe for them

  • Sponge Daubers

  • Tombow mono permanent tape or refills

  • White Gel pens

  • Uhu stic Glue stick

  • Rub-Ons

  • StazOn ink pads

  • Silicone Reusable Cupcake cups

  • Silicone 9 inch round cake pan mat

  • Spices or seasonings

  • Baker salts

  • Cookie stamps

Thrift Store Finds

Here are a few things I look for when I go to thrift shops:

Vintage Clocks or alarm clocks

Victorian Lady images

Faces that I can make clay molds of (would LOVE an Indian, African, Egyptian, any face with character... No bigger than 2 inches)

Old Vintage items I can use in a Still Life photo, like my last one I shot I used long gloves, vintage lipstick case, long necklace,earring and vintage mirror .It made a great photo to hang!! So anything with interest.Ex: Vintage Item

I usually go with nothing really on my mind and just enjoy the surprise I hope to find!!!


watercolorgirl rated for Collaboration Puzzle #7 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely puzzle piece. The saying fits right into what is going on these days. I don't know where you found the gnome stickers but I love them. Happy swapping.
MamaD rated for Santa on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Adorable Santa ATC! Thank you so much and thank you for the wonderful extras as well! They are so cute!!
Comment: Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to open! Thank you for the awesome washi and I love this ornament card!!! Will write more after I open on Friday. Happy Christmas! :):) COOL swap! Thanks so much! I really enjoyed opening the lovely mermaid paper this morning and seeing all the good stuff! I will use the heck out of these diecut stickers. And I am a magnet FREAK! This will go on my beverage fridge! THANKS! Hope your holidays are super special! :):)
Comment: Oh, Miss Connie!! What a special box of loveliness!! You outdid yourself! I haven't opened any of the gifts but love how they are packaged. Love the ribbon, the beautiful Christmas stamps and the seaside ephemera! I feel the love, Girl!! I will gush more after opening!! xoxoπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ’—πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
thriftymermaid rated for No Coal for Christmas! 2020 on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Hello Sweet Friend! I got 2 of your Amazon packages so far!! Putting them under the tree for Christmas!! Thank you so much!! I put the tracking info for the box I sent you on our swap page. Big hugs and wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’—
Comment: Thank you! I will open for Christmas. Take care :)
Comment: The stocking is lovely. I am saving the gifts and opening one on days when work is overwhelming or I just need a lift. But I did open the card and the tea looks yummy and I did open one pkg and the bath gel by Bath & Body Works is one of my favorite scents. I will return and update once I open more gifts. Have a great holiday. Update: I feel Spoiled! Everything was perfect, I also appreciate when someone takes the time to read my profile and follow it. You deserve more than a heart! I opened one gift a night - it helped during an especially busy work week,
onthesnap22 rated for Collaboration Puzzle #6 on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Atc! It fits perfectly in my puzzle πŸ˜€
Response: You are very welcome, I am so very happy you liked the puzzle Piece!!!! Thank you for the heart!!!!
Comment: A HUGE THANK YOU. I just love everything. I open 1 gift a day thru Advent, but since this was 1 package, I opened it all. I am in awe. I love the squirrel, the mug mat (perfect to sit next to the computer as I write these Christmas cards) and the kitchen towels are exactly to my liking. Even my husband is impressed. Thanks for always being such a nice surprise in my mailbox. And for being such a generous person. Merry Christmas. And Thank you so very much.
Response: , You are so very welcome!!!! I always have fun shopping for you and super happy that you liked your gifts!!! Merry Christmas and Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for sending, I am trying to wait to open until Christmas Eve. My daughters want to open them while we watch Hallmark movies.
Response: What a fun idea!! that will be a great Christmas Eve!!! I hope you will like your gift! Merry Christmas!!!
bf0932 rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer November 2020 on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: I will be good and not open the stocking stuffer until Christmas.
Response: Be strong! I know you can you do it!!! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the great stickers and notes!! I had covid for the past two weeks so I couldn't wait to open it. Perfect pick me Up! Merry Christmas!! And thanks!!
Response: You are very welcome!!! I hope you are feeling better! Take care and Merry Christmas!
bluesky rated for LSRUS: 3 Stocking Stuffers USA on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I took a peak :o but my holidays start in one week anyway so the wait is atmost over ;)
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy your gifts and have a good holiday season!!!... Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for this gift, which I am saving till December sometime. I love the card and those stickers are very neat. I hope you have a wonderful December. It maybe different, but these swaps make the days a bit brighter. I will open up when I need a treat, your gift!
Response: You are very welcome, I hope the gift will bring a little comfort and warmth when you need it!!! Thank you for the heart and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much Connie! I received the Amazon box today. I had to of course the box, as thought it was something I ordered. Because I order quite a bit from Amazon & was expecting a package today or tomorrow. I'm getting my Christmas done via online, since we are on mandatory lockdown. Anyway, Amazon put the gift in a non see through gift bag & I will save it for Christmas. Now I can't wait till Christmas gets here, lol ! I have a closet full of gifts, from other stocking swaps. Happy Holidays Connie!
Response: You are more than welcome!!!! I hope you will like your gift, I too have done most of my shopping online. I hope you have a good Christmas!.... Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeously wrapped presents! Setting them aside for Christmas (definitely going to need a little extra joy this year!) and enjoying the tea in the meantime and the stickers!
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Woo-hoo!! I've got a great stocking for Christmas! And thank you for the now surprises, too.
Response: You are very welcome!! I hope you will like your goodies!!...Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely wrapped gift and gift tag! I look forward to opening it!
Response: : You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you much!!! xo
Response: : You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
onthesnap22 rated for Collaboration Puzzle #5 on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely puzzle piece. The mermaids are great too!
Response: I am so happy you like it! I Can't wait to see the finished Puzzle! Thank you very much for the heart!

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thriftymermaid on Dec 30, 2020:

Connie!! Thank you so much for all of the awesomeness you sent for Christmas! I love the stamps, washi, the awesome giant gnome! And the stocking stuffer package with all of the beautiful mermaids!! So amazing--thanks so much!! I hope you have a wonderful New Year, my friend!! Thank you for keeping up this tradition with me!! xoxo

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thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’—

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



thriftymermaid on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving Connie!! <3

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Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

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