Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2018 5:14 pm


Date Joined: January 17, 2011
Last Online: March 23, 2018
Birthday: January 25, 1952
Country: Canada
Independent Watkins Consultant
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Update as of August 2017... I have become an Independent Watkins Consultant and am very proud to be a part of this company which began in 1868 in the United States of America and has since grown all across Canada. It's a home based business with the highest quality products, and you can put in as little or as much time into it as you would like, and simply enjoy yourself and the people you meet.

Visit my site http://www.respectedhomebusiness.com/666202 to check things out. Across Canada Watkins Consultants are needed in Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and the Yukon Territory, and I'd love to 'meet' many of you all across North America!

Across the United States Watkins Consultants are needed in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusettes, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming. All communities should have Watkins products available to them. They are top quality and the cleaning products are environmentally friendly! I invite you to check out my website as this no pressure home business may well be for you. :o)

MUSIC: I like a variety of genres for music; pop, contemporary, rock. And the best is praise and worship. To name a few, I like Audio Adrenaline, Brian Doerkson, Michael W Smith, Messianic Praise & Worship (Galilee of The nations), Newsong, Newsboys, Newworldson (kind of Jamaican/blues/worship) Nicole Sponberg, Paul Coleman.

BOOKS: Sons of Encouragement by Francine Rivers, Ted Dekker books, authors Robert Liparulo, Lynn Austin, Terri Blackstock, Joel C Rosenberg for all his political and prophetic books, Chuck Coleson, Max Lucado and Terry Law. I like the thrillers, fictional, historical, Biblical, comedy, and faith line of books. I rarely read a secular book... I do have some wonderful classics like Uncle Tom's Cabin, Huckleberry Finn, Cheaper By The Dozen, War and Peace, and so on... :o)

MOVIES: I like mostly the older movies; Girl in White, The Glenn Miller Story, and Little Women with June Allyson, MacArthur with Gregory Peck, but I also love the Lord of The Rings trilogy. We do have one Johnny Depp movie called Finding Neverland, but that's his only one. I like Three Cheers For the Irish with Dennis Morgan. I really like some movies with Loretta Young and Barbara Stanwyck (Stella Dallas) as well.

TV: I sometimes get to watch Murdoch Mysteries or the Geographic channel. I do have some of the tv series Murdoch Mysteries, all of Sue Thomas FBEye, and some of the Flashpoint series. I watch our local news and CTV News when I can. I like Person of Interest (have all that series) and Blue Bloods.

ABOUT MYSELF: I live on the prairies (but in the city) pretty much in the middle of Canada. I enjoy all our seasons but definitely not the bitter cold winter days when it's clear and sunny. I like forests, nature, waterfalls and mountains. I accepted Jesus Christ (Christ meaning the Annointed One) as my Lord and Savior in winter of '97. He has always been there for me. In Him and through Him all things were made. He is my Redeemer, my Warrior, my Glorious One. Through Jesus I have chosen a narrower path on this place called earth yet it is the path of total freedom, from the ways of this world, the god of this world, the darkness and oppression that abounds here. With Him I have a true sense of belonging, a true sense of joy no matter the situation. Being a Christian is a person who follows the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Being His disciple means you are a disciplined follower of Jesus. I trust Him with my life and through His work on the cross I am made righteous before the Father (not at all of my own doing).

♥ I am pro-Israel ♥ ..I have the most gorgeous set of coasters from Zambia ♥ I love a warm hug ♥ I love things in white and grey/white ~ I like red, deep greens, muted greens, pink, pastel blue, purple ..most colours :) ♥ orange, and white daisies ♥ carnations and roses * there are so many beautiful flowers ..sigh ♥ mmm...freshly caught pickerel (walleye) cooked over an open fire with bannock ♥ cardinals /goldfinches / beautiful songbirds ♥ sunsets and sunrises ♥ fog over the water in the early morning ♥ mountains and waterfalls ♥ tea related things ♥ milk chocolate ♥ stickers, embellishments ♥ as much as I love angels, both ministering and warrior, I don't care for anything the stores have to offer in the way of pictures or figurines as they are represented as females only.. there are no female angels in the Bible.. if someone knows of a verse telling us about females ones, I would like to know of it ♥ Snoopy by Charles Schultz ♥ the smell of newly cut grass ♥

I love writing letters and have been writing since I was a child starting with my maternal gramma and I've had the same pen pals for years now. I enjoy baking and cooking and the outdoors to relax, walk, and garden. I like to sit out back on the deck in the morning with a coffee and read or visit with my neighbour. I also like packets of nice hot milk chocolate and hot apple cider. I like putting together meals with a celebration in mind like having a Mexican or Italian or German potluck and decorating the house. It's fun to have people come over with all these new dishes to try. I prefer scratch baking and cooking and implement as little as possible anything that is boxed or canned. I have finally mastered making a flaky pie crust ~ I love pies :o) When baking breads and buns I do not like caraway seeds but then one doesn't have to add them in anyway. Otherwise I can't think of a bread or bun recipe I wouldn't like other than sourdough (love a good pumpernickel).

I am of French and Ukranian descent. My maternal great-grandparents were from Crookston Minnesota and my grandparents were from Grand Rapids. Both my parents were born in Fisher Branch MB.

There was a time when I was so frightened by thunderstorms but now I love them, and we don't get that many. I also love a good blizzard which we don't get too much of either. Those are good times to have tea or a pop and popcorn, or play a board game like RISK or Monopoly!

I collect envelopes of all sizes and colours, except those little mini ones. Sometimes I make some.

LIKES: I love pastel colors, purple, deep or muted greens and even lime green, red, shades of grey, white and lemon yellow. I don't like 'busy' patterns, but I like striking colour matches.

I like candles (both household candles and the PAPYRUS line of birthday candles as well as their stationary and cards), mugs, and snowmen, clocks and watches and tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate (Lindt is nice, and Purdy's which is a company in British Columbia and Alberta, also our own Laura Secord), some tins, fruit, vegetables, writing paper, mugs and stickers (food, desserts, pretty woodland creatures, bunnies, frogs, ladybugs, deer, fox, Christian and holiday themed). I love note paper, note cards, pens, and bookmarks, strawberries and blueberries and mango, cranberries and wild rice, lemons, kitchen things (I love dishes). I would love a couple 4x6 blank recipe cards ♥ ...

I like flavoured teas and coffees but dislike Chai teas and no ginger tea, fennel, green teas or white teas, nor do I like pomegranate flavoured tea ~ thank you :o) I buy new teas all the time. I do not send out old teas.

I really like Bigelow & Pickwick teas as well as Twinings and some Stash. If anyone has any Pickwick Yoghurt teas ..that would be great! please do not send me loose tea leaves unless they are bagged from the manufacturer ~ thank you

I like holiday themed cards or paper but NOT any halloween or gothic or gory.

I like lemon, apple, pumpkin, and strawberry/rhubarb pies. Love homemade orange angel food cake and cookies and shortbread, and homemade puddings. Cupcakes are not only cute to look at but wonderful to eat! I like anything cupcake related. I love strawberry things whether they be stickers, note paper, strawberry scented pens, etc. I have a small teapot with strawberries on it. :o)

I enjoy fresh peas, carrots, tomatoes, and all the other yummy veggies from the garden like beets and squash. We eat mostly chicken and fish but I also like a great steak or roast, soups, salads and side dishes.

I would be very interested in exchanging recipes. :o) I don't mind them being typed out or photocopied from the magazine or book they are from.

POSTCARDS seasons, doors, clocks, recipe postcards, chocolates, breads, military, Lord of The Rings, historical sites, maps from all countries (your state, province), postal boxes, mountains, airplanes, bridges, trains, 'Did You Know' cards, and so on! Thank you. :o) All postcards in an envelope please as they stay clean and the edges are not bent, even if the swap says naked, I would really prefer an envelope (unless that's an extra cost to you).

I like both the Lancome and Merle Norman skin care and seem to be easing my way more into the Merle Norman. This is just useless info ~ I'm not expecting anything from anyone!

TRAVEL/PEOPLE/COUNTRIES: I haven't done much traveling. Been to all the provinces west of us and to one province east of us. I would like to one day see all of Canada. I been been down as far as North Carolina and really liked it. Would like to see Kentucky, Connecticut, Phillidelphia and a few others. As far as International goes I would like to see Ireland, Israel, the UK, Russia, Austria and Belgium. Seeing everything and everywhere would be wonderful! I would very much like to go to Belgium for its sites, chocolate, and lace, as well as in France.

People are so incredibly interesting. We are so different and so much the same. I wish we all had more compassion and patience with each other. I wish we were more comfortable with each other and what we need are more hearty laughs and bear hugs!

DISLIKES: no glitter on cards ~ I dislike that shiny stuff all over my face, floor, and everywhere I don't like anything to do with The Simpsons, Mr Bean, skulls or halloween or Harry Potter. Nothing to do with Buddhism, New Age, astrology, wiccan, nor do I 'worship' things that have been created as they were made for our enjoyment only. I can't say that I like multi-view postcards or cartoon themed things (I like Snoopy and Peanuts). No dotee dolls or dolls of any kind. I don't like hard candies or gummies, but funny thing is I do like our maple candies and jelly beans :o). I DON'T LIKE walnuts. :o) no Chai teas, no pomegranate, no ginger or jasmine tea no squid or lobster recipes ~ my family won't eat that so I won't cook with it ..thanks! :o)

WISH LIST: ** fruity teas, lemon, orange, raspberry ~ I like Stash and Twinings brand names among others ** anything to do with strawberries, lemons, oranges, raspberries, as in stationery, envelopes, teas, etc ** Christian anything ** polar bears, fruit, kitchen, camping, tea cup or teapot related, outdoors - pretty much any stickers except for teacher ones or numbers/alphabet ** cupcake recipes, stationery or note cards and envelopes ** love things Canadian and red and white ** a lot of what would be in my wishlist is also in my likes list **

Some of you people are so incredibly artistic and creative. I'm not there but I will enjoy doing some crafting.

If anyone is interested, I'm up for private swaps. :o)

!! Everyone, please rate your partners !!


Zander rated for CH: 3 Coins on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank You so much for the coins and extras. Rochester is a small Hamlet of about 700 people about an hour north of Edmonton.
Response: That amount of people is quite nice. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. Take care!
suntattoo rated for Colour Crazy ~ Green on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Eeek, this made me smile. There are so many little bits that just bring me so much joy - thank you for a thoughtful and beautiful swap <3
Response: So nice to hear you're happy with your swap ~ thank you for your rating, and the heart!
TexyDeb rated for Beef Recipe on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: I am giving you EXTRA hearts! WOW! Thank you for the yummy recipes and all the extra's. The little bit that your Grandson did is a treasure.He helped make the recipes special.Give him a hug from me. I hope to have a grandchild someday. :D Sadly someone ran an ink pen through the pretty stamps. Now they are messed up. :( The card is wonderful and the quote is perfect and one I will try to memorize. thank you sweetie
Response: You're a sweetheart Deb! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart ♥ It's great to swap with you!
JadeFan rated for Nice To Meet You! ..edited.. on Mar 14, 2018
Response: Danielle ~ thank you!!
eel rated for A Dish With Bacon on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Hej Pink, The recipes sound yummy! I will be giving them a go. The soup is somewhat similar to one I make, only I use smoked hocks. Also, that you for the recipe cards. Have been unsuccessful finding any in town. cheers, eel
Response: Smoked hocks sounds good. My mom cooked pork hocks a lot, We grew up on that along with baloney and lots of tomatoes! Thank you very much for the rating and the heart :o)
capeygirl rated for 3-2-1 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the swap Pat. Just love the owl stickers and the washi is great and the note cards are beautiful.
Response: So glad you liked everything ~ thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
cbpoole rated for Happy Notecard Feb#2 on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard and stickers! I would bet that we have had much warmer weather than you! It's been in the high 70's this week. That's the only thing I hate about NC weather, we go from winter to summer, there's not much of a spring here. :P
Response: You're welcome Blair! Thank YOU for the rating and heart. I've been to NC and really liked it, the hospitality and scenery. I didn't like the humidity. Can't remember what month I was there.... long time ago.
mydnite rated for CHWH ~ Not Tea & Note Cards on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for everything! Not one but two flavored cocoas! Cute cards and a recipe card! Thanks again!Happy Swapping! Jen
Response: You're very welcome Jen ~ thank you for the rating and the heart. :o)
Comment: Thanks for this literally yummy swap! I love the extras that you sent too! So very appreciated! While the earthquake is happening, it is wonderous! Living where we do, we always know our escape plans. The scariness, isn't until afterwards, when you think of what could have happened. Thanks for your caring concern. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're so welcome Sherry. This whole thing with the earth shifting and one day mountains falling, is very frightening. I may have mentioned my brother lives in Victoria and he has a 2 escape routes planned out as well. Let's enjoy our years with our loved ones! Thank you very much for the rating, and the heart. :o)
Noel rated for CHWH: National Handwriting Day on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the really cute card! Hope you are staying warm!
Response: Hi Noel ~ it's totally freezing out here; colder today than yesterday... thank you for the rating and the heart. Very kind of you. :o0
satinification rated for A Simple Merry Christmas on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Yay! Thank you very much for making my day! I love the Christmas card and donuts stickers and I will definitely try hot chocolate and treats from you. I love peanut butter. I spent my holidays with family and it was wonderful time. I love Christmas. Hope you're having a great beginning of the year!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your holidays! Thank you very much for the rating and the heart. I thought those stickers were cute, too. I love doughnuts but hardly ever buy them. All is good here, just terribly cold.Thank you and take care!
suntattoo rated for Colour Crazy ~ White and Blue on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, this swap was so magical to open. I love the wave stickers! And I do love the owl tag, too :) Thanks so much!
Response: You're so very welcome! I did enjoy putting it together, and I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and the heart. :o)
Onibah3 rated for Surprise Me ~ CANADA on Dec 24, 2017
Comment: Hi! I really enjoyed your envelope, was the perfect midday treat. Sorry to be slightly delayed in rating, Christmas priorities had taken up some of my time. Happy Holidays to you and your family! and a fantastic New Year to come!!
Response: Thank you Diane! I certainly understand about Christmas. This is not the first place I go to during the holidays. :o) ..thank you very much for the rating and the heart! Have a safe and healthy New year ♥
tammie11 rated for Winter's Comfort Food on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much.
Response: You're very welcome ~ Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you including the extras.
Response: Thank you for the heart Laura. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extra bookmark & notecard! :)
Response: My goodness Kristyl, you got that quickly. How nice. And you're very welcome. Thank You for the rating and the heart. Merry Christmas!
capeygirl rated for CDN Swappers: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you Pat for the beautiful Christmas card as well as the letter and tea. I just got home from work and I could use a cup of tea. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and wishing you all the best for the coming year.
Response: Thank you very much for the rating and the heart, Tanya! Hope you could relax with your tea. :o) Merry Christmas to you!!
Conniegirl rated for 3 Fav Bible verses and tea bag on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to trying the lavender tea. Is it one of your favourites as well?
Response: Hi Connie! To be honest, the Lavender tea is not one of my favourites. I've come across someone who likes lavender tea, and sent you one in case you might like it. :o) ...thank you very much for the rating and the heart...!
Ruie rated for Create two bookmarks on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Cute! Thank you for the wishes too
Response: Thanks very much for the rating and for the heart, Ruie!
Comment: thank you for everything!
Response: You're so welcome Julie ~ thank you for rating me, and the heart!

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Conniegirl on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling the Enjoying Autumn - Canada swap. Going to make the pumpkin muffins over the weekend! :)

Evelynswap on Aug 5, 2017:

Hi! I'd like to send you a preview from the 3 Notecards/Envelope to 1 partner swap I am making for you :)


LittleRed on Aug 20, 2015:

There is a Stuff a Smarties Box Swap -Fall/ Autumn themed in the Canadian Swappers Group. We'd love to have you join!! Come by the Canadian Swappers Group and have a look:)

2bneat on Mar 10, 2015:

Thank you so much for all the extra scripture postcards and notecards you sent my way. They will all get used.♥

Elliepatterson on Dec 24, 2014:


A Very Merry Christmas to you!!!

BlueberryLady on Sep 7, 2014:

Love the Bread Recipes you sent.. Came in Yesterday's mail- We just got back from a out of Town Wedding this afternoon and I got your CCD Profile Surprise with the Happy Letter .....

rexypants on Apr 17, 2014:

Glad the washi tape samples made found their way to you. It was my pleasure :)

clutterfree on Mar 7, 2014:

Happy March Pat...Just a note to let you know I'm thinking about you. Hope your new year is off to a good start!! I have stopped all international swaps for now...moved to NY this past year and I am so ready for WINTER to be over!! Hugs and blessings...Charlene

ginabee on Dec 25, 2013:

Merry Christmas, Pat! Hope you are warm and happy. Hugs.

ginabee on Sep 22, 2013:

Thanks for sending me the card and note! You are a sweet friend. I will write you back, soon.

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