Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 4:34 am


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Last Online: March 14, 2018
Birthday: May 1
Country: United States

About Me

I'm originally from Carlsbad, CA and moved to Portland, OR in 1996. We miss the ocean, sun and heat but Oregon is beautiful and we spend all our Summer time by the water. I'm a Christian, married, have four kids and three grand kids. I'm here to swap and not force my beliefs on you but I'm open to a conversation any time.

I like to read, garden, share outdoor meals, camping and to be outside for any reason. I collect small spoons and I'm always drawn to vintage things.

I'm new to the community of notebook journals and I'm totally in love with it. I have a B6 slim by sojournerusa and even though I'm not experienced with other sizes, it's big enough for my calendar, writing, lists and art/journaling without being too heavy. I don't know why I didn't fall in love with keeping a notebook years ago since it satisfies my creatively while I keep organized.

Aqua is my favorite color!! LOVE AQUA I like most colors although I stay away from primary colors and fluorescent colors.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

Favorite Music

Joseph, Santana, WAR, classical guitar, jazz, Mercy Me, Coldplay, Christian music and most 70's music.

Favorite Movies

The Negotiator, Sense & Sensibility, Last of the Mohicans, Jayne Eyre, Nacho Libre, The Cowboys, The Quiet Man, Shepard of the Hills, Westerns and Action films.

Favorite Television

Planet Earth, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Scorpion, NCIS

Favorite Crafts

I love to do paper crafts, crochet and sew a bit. Still learning to knit and I'd love to master this some day!


Simple lines, paper/office supplies, vintage, thrift shops, garage sales, estate sales, Washi tape, birds, nests, old small sewing machine oil cans, flowers, lamps, clocks, hand written letters, owls, forests, envelopes, felt-tip markers, pencils, baking, handmade soap, postcards, nature and old ephemera.



-ladybugs -strong scents -vulgar images -clutter -mean dogs -mean people -violence -lace, ruffles or girly fluff -maple flavored anything


Comment: We've got snow falling today.
MarieS rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT Dec 2017 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
pernie123 rated for A Simple Woman's Day on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: I loved your interesting replies to complete beginning words. I have not been able to give you rating due to wrong swap partner listed previously. Happy New Year! You obviously lead a busy life.
grannysimpson rated for CPG Dec Winter Card - US Only on Dec 10, 2017
pernie123 rated for SMSUSA: April 2017 Happy Mail! on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Fortunately, only rain or sunshine here! Flowering trees beautiful! I love spring.Thank you for your newsy message and added treats.
Comment: Hi Norma! Thanks for the cheery note and the goodies! I enjoyed your visit and how fun about the knitting! Happy Spring! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
FelinaSP rated for Random Postcard Swap #24 on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the Oregon postcard you sent me, I loved the cat and snailmail stamps you put on ... Greetings from Chile
Response: You're welcome! You were my first send to Chile so it was fun for me too! Thank you for the ❤️!
Pei04 rated for Origami Lover's Swap on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the origami papers, they're really cute. So many different colors and patterns I've never seen before. Thank you also for the extras you sent :) By the way, that crown was so cool!
Response: I'm glad you liked it all~ ❤
Comment: Thanks for the cute fold and mail and the extras.
Response: 😊 You're welcome.
Comment: Gorgeous PC -- I hope the knitting class starts you a hobby that will produce many really nice items for yourself and friends.
Comment: Thanks for the picture and cute tag. :) I"m not a fan of DST either, still trying to adjust. :(
Response: Hang in there! 💙
renate rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: Hello Norma, thanks for your loverly mail with various items that you enclosed. For some I already have some crafting idea's. Also thanks for your letter that I recieved.a little while ago. I will write you back.
Response: ☺ Thank you for the heart~
Comment: Thanks so much for the card and cheery surprise. I love the little stickers. Happy Swapping
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the ♥
Comment: PC was amazing! Thank you! Enjoy the dishwasher!....I couldn't live without one, I despise washing dishes by hand! Lol
Response: I'm glad you liked it and I'm loving my dishwashing☺
MissPaula rated for WIYM - Fold n Seal/Postalette #4 on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute postalette! Love your rubber stamps, snail mail, Yay! You have nice legible handwriting. My sister lives in Troutdale....We Love Portland! I have a friend who lives in your city also. Happy Swapping!
Response: Small world!❤ I'm glad you are happy with the swap. Thank you for the ❤️!!
shinyserra rated for WIYM - Fold n Seal/Postalette #4 on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute postalette! And congrats on your new dishwasher! I have never owned one so I don't even know what I'm missing haha :)
Response: Ah, maybe some day if you want one! Thank you for the ❤️!!
HappyMom rated for CSG - Just a Note and a Prayer on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: Your prayer is up on my bulletin board, right in front of me :) Thank you for the washi samples too, and I hope you enjoy your new dishwasher - 5 years is long time without one!
Response: Take care and God bless you. Thank you for the ❤️!!
kbaver rated for Happy Little Notecards #19 on Feb 21, 2017
Fabriqueen rated for Last minute Valentines! on Feb 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card. I wish they still made more of these cute cards. I have nothing against Star Wars and cartoons but we could use a little more sweet themes today. Hugs, Diane
HappyMom rated for Happy Little Notecards #19 on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Norma - our goals are nearly identical! Thanks for the vintage Corinthians card too - that's definitely a keeper! God Bless!
Response: ❤

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miablancs on Apr 5, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Everyone in this group are officers so that we will create swaps. If you would like to help out more than that and become a group founder please let me know Thank you and Happy Swapping!

servingHim on Nov 30, 2016:

Oops! I forgot that the Patience comment is for the following swap:

CSG ~ Fruit Of The Spirit, #1 Patience

servingHim on Nov 30, 2016:

When I think of the word "patience", I think of the Lord's patience with us. In Psalm 103, it talks about the patience of God toward us as sinners:

"The Lord is merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities." Praise the Lord that He has removed our sins from us as far as the east is from the west!!

I also think of His patience toward those who do not know Him as Savior: "But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."

We truly serve a great and merciful God! I hope you have a wonderful day meditating on these truths from His Word!

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

sixaguilars on Apr 22, 2016:

Thank you lou!!

lou on Apr 22, 2016:

Happy early birthday, from your friends in WIYM

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