Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2018 2:20 am


Date Joined: February 9, 2011
Last Online: December 16, 2018
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

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Last update November 11,2018

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About Me....

I am a stay at home mom homeschooling to 2 boys, ages 15 and 11.

A Sample of Swaps I have Sent:

Swap I Angeled for Nanthom

Sent:Private Swap with Kolfinna

Sent: Private Swap with Noreen

I enjoy blogging and sharing my recipes, my own crafts and daily life ups and downs. My blog is a mix of a little bit of everything I do as a mommy. It started out as a way for our family to get out of debt. Boy we had lots of it $30,000.00 worth and with persistence and perseverance we did it got out of it on Jan 2010.

I still blog about debt but now I also blog about other mommy stuff. It's a big weight off to not have that debt. I now try to post encouragement for myself and others on staying debt-free.

Mail Relate I mark my swap sent only after I have dropped off the parcel or letter at the post office.

I rate my received swap the day I pick them up from my post box. I visit my Post box several times a week.

I do recycle packing supplies this help the earth and is good for my wallet too.

I do post pictures of my crafts etc on flickr and my blog so if your my partner don't peek if you don't want to spoil the surprise.

My favorite crafting medium is paper, but I love to find new tutorials and projects online and give them a try.

My least favorite craft is sewing, probably because I can sew worth a lick. I have tried and still my skill in sewing are nil, zero.

My husband and I both enjoy playing role playing games. At any time we are playing one of the following World of War Craft, City of Heroes and other games like these. My husband is totally immersed into WOW now totally my doing since I was the one who suggested recently that we play again hehe.

Favorite Crafts

  • Paper crafts (cards, PC, note cards, stationery, and more

  • Recycle Crafts - Altered Tins

  • Crochet (pot holders, face cloths, blankets) anything easy and not taking more than a month to complete.

  • cupcake toppers

  • Doodling - very relaxing for me

  • Bottle Cap Crafting - I love making them magnets :-)

  • Decorating envelopes, boxes and anything I can embellish)

  • Wearable Art - Earrings, Necklaces etc.

A Sample of Some of My Crafting:

bat mask

My first sewing project

Two Note cards handmade


Things I like

Colors: I like

  • pastel green, purple, yellow

  • Red, Yellow, Blue, Purple

  • Pink ( I love pink)


  • Vanilla , Cinnamon, Berry, Coconut, Coffee, Lemon, Mango


  • kindness, Understanding, politeness


  • RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness)

  • Flavored Coffee and Hot Cocoa

  • Owls, Frogs, Babies, Butterflies, Cupcakes, Bunnies

Mail Related

  • Letter Sets

  • Pretty Stationery & Stickers ( no school)

  • Note Cards


  • Recipe Cards

  • Journals and notebooks (any size)

  • Cute Decorated and Colorful Envies

  • Writing Long Letters,

  • Anything girly and cutesy


  • Cigarette Smoke scent

  • Excessive Pet Hair In Swaps I receive

  • Dirty, used items



Currently Reading

  • Queen of the Castle 3/1/16

  • Petals on the Wind as of 7/25/15

  • The Owl Keeper

  • Finding Infinity

  • 365 Thank You's - all done reading it was good

  • 5 Love Languages

Sent/WIP/Flakes, Angels

This area is note to self and more

Last updated 11/08/12

Swaps Waiting To Receive

Swaps That I Have Not Been Rated On Yet

12/21/11 I have not been rated for the Newbie Journal Swap

Flaked On Me


I was an angel for the following swaps:


yvonne401 rated for PPWAH Themed note card on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the interesting notecard and great extras, my friend!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter! My kids are only a little younger than your boys - a girl who's 8 and a boy who's 10. Thank you for the teas! It's been some time since I had Constant Comment but I used to love it! Thanks again and hope to see you in the mail again sometime!
Comment: Thank you - all of these are new to me so can't wait to try - I like the sparkly note card, too!
Response: Glad you liked it all. :-)
hollycm6 rated for Easy Peasy envies on Apr 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you :-)
Response: your very welcomed. Thank you for rating, look forward to receiving yours. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and stickers- that little holder is adorable :)
Ciska76 rated for WIYM: Rainbow Mail on Mar 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for your colorful letter. I love writing and reading letters too. Watch your mailbox💌
Response: That is awesome, so glad it reached you and fairly quick too. :-)
PurpleKionna rated for Private for PearlyWhites on Mar 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you fore the lovely envelope and stickers. I especially adore the Alice in Wonderland sticker on the back. Perfection. I look forward to swapping with you in the future (:
Response: I am so happy you liked the envelope. Yay! Yes I look forward to future swaps. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and note card, and the chatty note. We homeschool also but my daughter is 9th grade and attends a once weekly charter school program for her core classes. No testing is required for her but I did have her take the ACT Explore back in October which was optional and she did really well. Your kids like to bowl, so does my girly. She was in 3 leagues this year including a traveling competitive high school league. She LOVES to bowl, that is an understatement! LOL Our spring break falls next week, can't wait. Lots of fun planned!
Comment: Good luck with your move!
Response: Thanks the move went well, I am almost settled in now.
TerryF rated for NTG Receiver's Choice #11 on Jan 3, 2014
Comment: I feel for you! lol Believe me, having lived in the wintry north my whole life does not make it any easier to negotiate walking on ice! (";)
Response: Thanks for the rating, I am still in a battle with ice here sigh, when will spring arrive.
Comment: Cute card and note card Sandra. Thanks for hosting this swap and creating the group. Merry Christmas to you! :-)
Response: Thanks for rating, and so glad you like it all. Happy Swapping thank you for the heart :-)
Comment: LOLOLOL.....Your note had me smiling and of course wishing you much luck with the "In-Law Meshing"! Thanks for a great enclosure as well...love the peace sign. : )
Response: Glad I made you smile :-) ty for rating me.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. The ice cream cone notecard is so cute. I would love to go to a water park again but it is still so cold here most days. :)
Response: Thanks for the compliment, glad you enjoyed the letter.
teresamarie rated for Compliments Sweet Compliments on Aug 22, 2011
Comment: Love the compliments! Thank you! The card is super cute too!
Response: So glad you like it. I am so glad you like the card (wink, wink).
Jillgill rated for Top Ten Things..... on Aug 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: Oh so glad you like it, and your a sweetie and a great friend.
Comment: YOU are awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you! Love the stickers in the beautiful evnie!!! Love all of it!
Response: Awww shucks your too sweet, glad you like it all :-)
Comment: They were very cute and thanks for the extras
Response: Glad you liked them, it is awesome how the two of us came out with two different ideas on bottle caps. I love how individual each person can be.
Comment: Thanks, got your notecard today. :) You might want to include which swap you are sending for, because I had to click through to see which swap it was for :)
Response: Awesome it arrive pretty quick. I thought I had written the name of the swap on the outside of the envelope where I sealed it. I put it inside or outside so that it is easy to see. I apologize for you having to look through the swaps to find out which swap it was from. It was an over sight on my part that it was missing.
cazmae55 rated for Getting To Know You - June 2011 on Jul 14, 2011
Comment: guess what Sandra your card was in today's post. I just hadn't gotten round to opening till now which is our dinner time its 20 to 7pm thursday evening here in NZ. Loved hearing about you. Cheers Carol (cazmae55)
Response: Thank you so much Carol for letting me know the note card made it to you and for replying to my PM's inquiring about it so quickly. I am happy you enjoyed hearing a bit about lil ole me hehe. Look forward to meeting at the mailbox soon. Again thank you for rating and for the heart. Hugs,
Comment: Everything was great..but i absolutely loved the personalized stationery! how awesome! thanks so much
Response: Your welcome, I am glad you like it all. I enjoy putting it all together for you. Thanks for rating so quickly and for the heart. I hope to meet again at the mailbox in the near future. Hugs, Sandy

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yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

Hi Sandra! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Belated Birthday!

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:

Hi Sandra!


Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2018:

Hi Sandra!

Make this 4th Of July memorable by counting the blessings and appreciating our freedom.

Happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2018:

Hi Sandra!


I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 27, 2018:

Dear Sandra,

Feels good to wake up each morning and hear the sweet sound of liberty.

Let’s never take it for granted!


Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 13, 2018:

Dear Sandra,

Friendship and motherhood are two of the most wonderful things that anyone can experience!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CurlyTea on Oct 16, 2017:

yvonne401 on Dec 14, 2016:

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little more? (Dr. Seuss from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas")

Yes presents, decorations, cookies and good food are a wonderful part of Christmas but we must never forget the true meaning of Christmas.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



yvonne401 on Nov 23, 2016:

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