Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2020 12:24 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: February 15, 2020
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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February 13th, 2020!

YAY! I just sent off my last swap for a few weeks! Heading off for ADVENTURE!! Who knows where I'll wind up or what I'll see! I'll pop in with little updates! Will be away until March 2nd, 2020!

Had my follow-up appointment on Oct 22nd for the Lynparza Parp inhibitor medication that I have been on since October 2nd.! Blood work was perfect.. actually my care team said, "your blood work is GREAT!" That made me very happy! I am fortunate to NOT have any side effects of the medication-- they can be pretty miserable so I'm VERY happy that, so far, I am side-effect free!! Next Drs appt is in late November!

Started Lynparza on 2nd Oct and am pleasantly surprised that I have no severe side effects! Worst part for me is something not even listed.. HICCUPS... LOL! I can live with that!!

Lynparza is a Parp Inhibitor - Loosely defined.. In cancer treatment, blocking PARP may help keep cancer cells from repairing their damaged DNA, causing them to die. PARP inhibitors are a type of targeted therapy.

So far so good! Keep those fingers crossed for me, will ya?! Thanks!

Going tomorrow (26th Sept) for my CT scan to see if all those chemo infusions did their job! I finished my final Carboplatin/Gemzar infusion last Monday and I am eager to see how things are progressing!

I'm Gabi.. Scottish/Lakota Sioux (crazy right?)

a 1940s and 1950s living historian. My husband and I own a WWII Traveling museum and do quite a few events during the year. We are all 1940s and 1950s living historians and dress the part pretty much every chance we get!

I love the neat and tidy look of 1940s and 1950s fashion as well as the music from that Era. My husband and I are swing dancers and attend quite few events each month!


For Tea swaps--- TEA I love - Berry/Fruit/breakfast/Scottish/Irish - Light tasting, herbals are my favourites!

Tea I don't love - Licorice/Earl Grey/ Strong Musty flavors/

9th Sept 2019

Today was my FINAL BIG CHEMO infusion! (I HOPE!) Next week is my FINAL SMALL INFUSION (I HOPE!)

This week will be amazing even if I am tired and have low blood counts (all part of getting chemo) I am staying on top of keeping myself hydrated and fed. Chemo patients often forget to do those things and our side-effects are MUCH worse because of it! I am setting my phone's alarm to remind myself to drink drink drink and eat little bits of protein all day long - so far so good! FINGERS CROSSED!

Today was my 5th SMALL Chemo infusion (26th Aug) and It went smoothly! I was in and out of Philly in a matter of a few hours time! No traffic, no parking issues, just smooth sailing! PLUS Today's weather was 67F -- that's kinda unheard of for AUGUST on the East Coast of NJ..... O_o - I think of it as a PREVIEW To AUTUMN!! MY FAVORITE SEASON! Two more infusions then a SCAN and then we'll see if this beast has been tamed or if I have to go in with a new game plan! Either way.. I see it as MOVING FORWARD! I am eager to get moving!!

Today was my 5th BIG chemo infusion (August 19th, 2019) - A lonnnng day - I left the house at 7:15 am and got home at 8PM - they have to give me a whole bunch of pre-meds so that I don't have allergic reactions to the Carboplatin that I am highly allergic to without the pre-meds! UGH I'm so tired and will hit the bed but I managed to get my swaps packed up and popped them in the mail box this evening! :) WOOT!

Had my 4th BIG Chemo infusion on July 30th (2 more BIG ones to go) - I was supposed to have it on the 22nd but my blood work was just a tad 'off'' so my oncologist requested that I take an extra week so my counts would rise-- and they did! WOOT! Gotta say--- it was nice having almost 3 FULL weeks off between infusions! Heading in on July 22nd for my 4th BIG chemo infusion --I'm more than 1/2 way there! YIPPEE!! Wish me luck !So far I've been SO lucky to not need a blood transfusion! My counts have stayed up! In 2015 I wasn't so lucky and needed a few blood transfusions! (THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATE BLOOD!!! You may not realize it but you are legitimately LIFE SAVERS!)

Had my third big and small chemos and now I'm 1/2 way thru treatment! WOOT! It gets a little harder to bounce back from each one but I am determined and thankfully am gifted with a really great amount of energy and a fabulous immune system!

Heading for Big infusion #2 on Tuesday, 2nd July... Not looking forward to it but at the same time, I will be 1/2 way done!!

Had Gemzar Chemo infusion #2 on Monday June 17th- Didn't do so great with Big Chemo #1 -- so let's keep our fingers crossed that this one isn't so yucky! LOL

Started chemo again- (may 14th, 2019) TINY recurrence -- this is my 3rd bout with Ovarian Cancer - Fun times LOL - It's small - no lymphnode or organ involvement - I will kick it's ass once again! - See my blog above for more info!

Happy Swapping

My Planners

birdy planner

My planners and Traveler's notebooks vary in size! Most stuff works for me!

I LOVE to swap Planner Goodies!

My main planners are all A5 sized ring bound and B6 sized Traveler's notebooks

I ADORE the little cute task stickers for planners, weather, housework, grocery shopping & traveling. they are so cute and I use a lot of them.


*Favorite Colours: Orange, Teal, Green, Tardis Blue, Yellow

  • Favorite themes for my planner are Seasonal, Monthly Holidays, Disney World, Diddl, European and Japanese cute stationery & craft/planner supplies and stickers, Kawaii, Japanese & Korean stickers/planner supplies, Alice in Wonderland, Teal, NYC, Positivity and just about EVERYTHING!

  • I love inspirational and encouraging quotes!

*Love Disney World and vacation there every year!

*I absolutely LOVE Camels, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea pigs and Hedge Hogs.. not the easiest to find I know!!

ABCs of Me!

  • A - ANTIQUE EPHEMERA (50s and Earlier), ACE OF DIAMOND Playing cards, Aspen Colorado(home town!), Aspen trees/leaves, Alaska, Alpacas, Airplanes, Armadillos, Alligators, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland, Architecture (OLD), Astrology

  • B - Bluegrass, Barbershop Quartets, Buddy Holly, Baking, Bobby Rydell, Brothers Grimm, Baton Rough, Beach Combing, Bridges, Black Licorice, Blue Columbine flowers (remind me of home!)

  • C - Cacti, Chickens, Cooking, Cowboys, Castles, Coney Island, Caudlrons, Country Music, Colorado, Covered Bridges, Camels, Chinchillas, Caribou, Cats, Chinese New Year, Cute food stickers and stuff, Christopher Lambert, Carnivals, Crows, Comets, Cryptozoology, Constellations, Coke Machines( have a 1956 coke Machine!) Cruise Ships, Constellations, Clouds, Cheshire Cat, Classic Cars (1950s and earlier)

  • D -Dion and the Belmonts, Day of the Dead, Dogs, Dancing, Disney World, Doctor Who,

  • E -EXPLORING!! Eleventh Doctor Who. Edward Gorey, ETSY, Exploring, Erin Condren Life Planner, Emily the Strange, Edgar Allen Poe, EPCOT, Ephemera, (the)ELEGANTS.

  • F FIFTIES EVERYTHING - First Nation People. Fiddle Player, Folk Music, Flying Squirrels, Filofax, Fairs, Flowers, Fall, Forensics, Flea Markets, Fog, Frogs, Flow Magazine, Fifties Freak shows

  • G - George Strait, Guinea Pigs, Ghost Stories, Gravity Falls, Gotham, Going places, Grave yards, Gel Pens, Ghosts/Goblins,

  • H Horses, Hens, Hank from Finding Dory, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion (Disney), Humphrey Bogart, Horror Movies, HALLOWEEN, Haunted Places, Happy Planner, Hot Air Balloons, Hank Williams, Hamsters, Hummingbirds, Hurling, Hedgehogs

  • I - Iris flowers, i-Mac, Iceland, Iced Tea, Ireland, Irish Music, icicles

  • J - John Denver, Junk Journals, Jukeboxes (have a 54 Seeburg!)

  • K - Kites, Kittens, Kawaii

  • L- Lakota Sioux Native American

  • M - ANYTHING Medical (vintage), Mountains, The MOON, Mushrooms, Music, Mandolin ( I play the mandolin), Mail, Moose, Mumford & Sons, Italian and Irish Mafiia Crime Families,


  • N - Neverland (Peter Pan), Nurse (trauma), New Orleans, NEKO

  • O - Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Oddities, Orange, Old West, Over the Garden Wall, OLD PHOTOS

agent p

  • P -PERRY the Platypus, Penetentiaries, Prisons, Planets, Paranormal, PLAYING CARDS, Princeton University, Photography, Photos. Project Life Scrapbooking, Pepe Le Pew & Penelope (it;s my husband and myself..for real LOL) Planners, Planning, Phineas & Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Pomeranians, Pizza, Pop Culture.Peter Facinelli

  • Q - Quill Pens, Queer-Eye

  • R - River Song, Ravens,

  • S - Svengoolie, Serial Killers, Seasonal Swaps

  • T - Thunderstorms, Twilight, (Movie and the time of day LOL)

  • U - UFOs, Urban Exploring, Universal Studios, Urban Legends

  • V - Vampires

  • W - Walking Dead,

  • X - X-Files

  • Y - YOU!

  • Z - Zombies



I love all postcards!!

But here are some themes I collect:

I'd love to have a train or railroad postcard from every state (and every country!)

Vintage "Linen" Postcards

Old Penitentiary/Prisons, WWII Era/Vintage & Vintage or Repro WWII Cards, Map Cards from all over the World (USA TOO!), Alaska, Colorado, Camels, construction, trains, planes and transportation, Mountain landscapes, old barns, Bridges, Olympic Peninsula WA, Hoh Rainforest, Anywhere there is history of WWII, Jetoy, WINDMILLS, The Netherlands, Holland, UNESCO, Zoo, Recipe Postcards, Harry Potter, Castles, Dragons, Ireland, Medieval Europe, cats, Scottish Fold Cats, animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, famous people, Volcanoes, planets, coffee, tea, books, libraries, famous buildings,Old West/Cowboys,Ranches, South West, flags, maps, Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Japan, Van Gogh, Poe, 'Greetings From' postcards
etc.. . . . .

Wish List!


ANY FLOW WEEKLY magazines, Anything from Flow Magazine... It's my favorite!

I love Halloween!

Traveler's Notebooks - any/all sizes WWII Items - Anything/everything- I own a WWII Museum

1950s.. everything... anything 1950s!

Anything from Colorado - Grew up in Aspen and MISS IT TERRIBLY!

Anything SLYTHERIN related from Harry Potter

Anything from SCOTLAND - It's my ancestral homeland and anything from there is pure comfort

Cowboys, old west, horses, cattle... I'm a ranch girl

Any old ephemera, old maps, old photographs, vintage book pages, and illustrations, old ledger pages, Old music sheets, vintage paper of any kind, vintage postcards, vintage ads from magazines, vintage magazines etc.. I love old paper, old stamps, old letters, ephemera! Vintage envelopes and papers too! EVERYTHING EPHEMERA

Sheep! SO CUTE Love 'em!

Highland Cattle

Camels - My fav animal

WOMBATS - Another fav animal!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint.

Please no Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Fibers/Yarn/Floss/String/Ribbon/Thread/Fabric/Buttons/Trim/Lace/Cloth/doilies etc.... - I don't do these types of crafts and don't want you to spend the postage to mail them to me only for them to sit here unused and unloved LOL

Please no Sports stuff yuck (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers yuck Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use

Favorite Television

Doctor Who


My favourite Doctors are 11, 10, 2, 8, 4 & 9

GOTHAM! (My daughter loves Gotham)

!!!!Star Trek!!!!



LOST IN SPACE (both original and re-boot series)


The Mandalorian

The 100

Candy & Goodies

Love chocolate

I'm not a fan of nuts in chocolate or plain.

I Love crisps/chips!

Nothing with hot peppers please. I do not like HOT/ spicy foods.

Please don't send anything mint. I really dislike it and it gives me a headache :(

I love all sorts of candy from all over - Im open to try most anything

Please NO HOTLIX or the ones with BUGS in them and don't send me chocolate covered bugs either PLEASE- that's just icky to me. YUCK! NO CANDY covered insects. Yuckers!!! LOL

thank you!

Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


rebeccag1986 rated for Travel the world photo swap #1 on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Hi Gabi! Your photos just arrived, thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you so much! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
bblue rated for SSM: Find four on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Nice coloring postcard.
Comment: I'm sorry for the late rate. I could have sworn I rated your swap. I love it. Thank you
earthnk rated for PVT 🧀🧦 Swap on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Holy Llama! Love the 🧦’s you sent. 🤗❤️The heartbreaker dinosaur 🧦 are adorbs too! Thank you so much for swapping with me.
Comment: Sorry, I thought I had rated you but just realized I hadn't. Thank you for the great groundhog images!
Comment: Love my profile deco! You always find such cute ones! ♥️ Jill
Comment: Thank you. Loved them
Sagebrushs rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
GirlMomToTwo rated for SSM: 3 blank postcards on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: loved all the PCs! Thank you!
RiverTopanga rated for Holiday Photo PC on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: YAY. Finally. Beautiful pic. You should have told me when you were at Disney. I live about 1 hour away - we could have met for lunch! :-) Thanks.. yes, the envie was the key!
Response: Omg yess next year I will be in Bay Lake in January!! Let's definitely make plans to meet up!!!! SQUEE!!!
kelliegirl6 rated for SPCP: Postcard #6 on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Lovely snowy scene. Nice to see what real winter looks like!!
Autist rated for January Color of the Month Swap: Blue on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Blue stuff!! I can’t wait to use it all!! Cheers!!
Luvslife3 rated for TH: Stationery Swap on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you Gabi!!
Vickyen rated for SPCP: Postcard #5 on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Hi Gabi! Thanks so much for the splash of color as it is a gray snowy day here - boo hiss! So ready for spring! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ Bookmark on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable bookmarks! They are so cute!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful Christmas goodies! Love all of my treats! Especially the handmade little card! ♥️ Thank you so much, sweet friend! It totally made my day! ♥️ Jill
kssunlover1947 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your card. Sorry I didn't get it rated sooner. I am fighting a pinched nerve in my neck that is affecting my arm so I am only getting a few rated a day. Slowly getting caught back up.
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!
fortannam rated for Christmas year round UPcycled PC on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! I was born in Bend! 😁

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SunflowerRose on Feb 1, 2020:

Group national groundhog day

hope you enjoyed! Growing up we had a groundhod that lived under the smoke house that looked almost like the last photo. we would feed him table scraps so he would not eat my moms garden. he even knew his name when we yelled that the food was dumped.

1OldfoolPlanner on Feb 1, 2020:

Happy Groundhog's Day!

May your happiness be never-ending!

Hugs, Jill

grammypammy on Feb 1, 2020:

WnWHS National Groundhog Day Profile Deco

Please rate me.

Hugs Pam

earthnk on Jan 26, 2020:

🎉🧁🎂🍭🍺🍹🥤🍷 Happy BirFday Gabi! Hope today is wonderful for you😀

1OldfoolPlanner on Jan 25, 2020:

Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Nevi2018 on Jan 12, 2020:

hello Ms. Gabi

Happy 2020 How are you feeling!!

1OldfoolPlanner on Jan 5, 2020:

Happy New Year, Friend!

Swap - Decorate my profile for New Year's

IDreamOfAfrica on Jan 5, 2020:

Decorate My Profile - Happy New Year!


cmalaina on Jan 4, 2020:

Decorate My Profile - Happy New Year!

myancey on Jan 1, 2020:

May 2020 be a great year yet for ya

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