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Date Joined: March 28, 2016
Last Online: June 23, 2018
Birthday: August 20
Country: United States
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If you don't get something from me, it had to have been lost in the mail. Please contact me if this ever happens and I will resend ASAP. Also, if this should ever happen to me, I will always contact my partner and give a chance for explanation or resending before rating a 1. I feel that's only fair.

If you're my partner and you have to be a little late mailing something, just PM me and let me know. I'm cool. I promise to do the same.

I don't mark something sent until I have dropped it at the post office and I usually always go inside and to the counter to make sure I have correct postage and to get tracking numbers on larger envelopes and packages. I like having the tracking number and never want one of my swap partners to have to pay postage due. However, should you ever have to pay postage due on something from me please let me know and I will reimburse you with stamps ASAP.

Also, there are a couple of swaps where it looks like I sent a day late. I didn't, I just forgot to log on and mark sent after I dropped it off at the post office (or sent my husband to the post office for me). My ratings reflect this, but I just wanted to explain.


If it happens that you don't get a rating from me, I didn't do it on purpose. Just PM me and let me know and I'll right it immediately. Sometimes life happens. Also, my mail goes to my mom's house in a nearby town (no mail service where I live), so it may take up to a week (usually only a day or two) to get to me from there. If Mom sees it's "happy mail" she usually gets it to me right away so she can see what it is, too.😊

Disclaimer:I recently learned that there was once a person on SB who went by FaerieGoddess. This person was a flaker and was eventually suspended. My email address is similar to that username. Please know that we are not the same people. I don't know that person and have no connection with that person. I just wanted to put this here because I was afraid someone who had bad dealings with this person might see my email in a swap and think that I am the same person. Again, I AM NOT. I just wanted to make that clear because my reputation here on SB (and otherwise) is very important to me and I take pride in being known IRL as being ethical and honorable. I haven't been on SB long, but I hope to come to be known that way here as well.

Update 10/12/2016 I will be taking a short hiatus from swapping (maybe a month or so). Life has been really hectic and I need to catch up on some pen pal letters. I may join a swap or two during this time if something just speaks to me, otherwise, I'll be back when I get caught up on my letters and have had a little rest.


I'm female, 32 years old, a homemaker, married to a truly good man (for 13 years), and doggy mom to one. She is a rescued YorkiePoo named Abby (who will be 6 in the fall). She's my little, hairy toddler. She's super smart (and spoiled)and she makes life interesting and is always good for a laugh. I love her dearly.

My husband and my mom are my human best friends and partners in crime. We're like the three musketeers. All for one and one for all. They're the best!

I love to read. Reading is the ultimate way to gain knowledge and escape everyday life for me. I also love to knit, especially socks and prosthetic breasts for ladies who have had mastectomies (I do not charge for them). I love to craft and have a bunch of crafty hobbies (see below). My other hobbies include cooking, baking, cake decorating, camping/hiking, food preservation (canning, dehydrating, etc), collecting vintage ladies' handkerchiefs (I use them and carry one with me at all times), writing, collecting books, and collecting and watching movies.

I love meeting people from all walks of life and different countries. I'm laid back and generally very easy to get along with. Pink is my favorite color. I love the 1940s, especially the hairstyles. Vintage is very cool. I also love all things Faeries (light Faeries) and butterflies.

Caffeine-free Diet Coke is my drink of choice, but I also like tea (hot or iced), and the occasional beer (Redd's Apple Ale, Mike's Hard Limeade, Bud Light), wine (Cupcake Chardonnay is one of my favs), and mixed drink (Cuervo Gold Margarita with lots of salt, White Russian). My favorite food is Mexican (there's a local restaurant that does amazing things with crab meat, cheese and pineapple...delish!). I love writing letters (actually hand writing and mailing) and crafting and all things happy-mail.

I don't get to travel much, but I like to travel and see the world. My dream is to spend Christmas in Vienna. I saw a special on PBS a couple of years ago and was sold. I would also love to travel in the UK (to see where most of my ancestors came from) and Europe. In the U.S., I'd like to go to the Carolinas (to see where my Cherokee ancestors came from, among other things), New England, The Northwest, and back to Santa Fe, NM, and Las Vegas and Reno, NV. I've travelled through a large chunk of the central and southern states of the U.S. I've also been to the Niagara falls area of Canada and would love to visit more of our neighbor to the north.

I love to learn everything I can about my Native American history/culture. I'm 1/32 Cherokee and 1/8 Choctaw.I love connecting with other native people, learning the old legends, learning about medicine and religion and all the old ways. It makes my heart happy. I love going to pow-wows (a gathering with traditional music, dancing, crafts, and food). Hearing the drum circle and the singing makes me cry every time. It's overwhelming in the most beautiful way. I feel connected to my ancestors for thousands of years before me.

I'm a Christian and a Democrat and a gun owner in Bible Belt, America (salacious, right?). I'm also an LGBTQ ally. I will not push my beliefs about any of the previous statements (or anything) on anyone. My husband and I were raised in an evangelical denomination, but we both chose to leave that denomination in our teens (before we met). After we married, we joined the Episcopal church and were there for over 10 years. However, within the last couple of years we began to feel a pull to the Catholic church. We began attending our local Catholic parish on Christmas Eve 2017 and are now catechumens who will be received into the Church during the Easter vigil of 2019. We are happy to finally be home. Honestly, my religious beliefs are unique and don't really fit in a box (I will never push my religious beliefs on anyone! ). Just know that, unless you dabble/practice/work with the dark or are satanist(no judgements if you are, I just don't think that would be a good match - I work worth the light), we can be friends just fine. I'm good with receiving religious things as long as it's either on my "happy" list (way below) and/or it's not unsolicited literature just trying to "convert" me (if I've asked for it and it's just general info, cool; if I haven't asked for it and it's trying to convince me to see things your way or that my way is wrong, not cool). I'm obviously good with most JudeoChristian/Catholic things (I love the saints!), but I'm also good with receiving stuff about earth based and eastern religions, etc, as long as it's respectful, if that makes sense. Examples would be postcards of religious architecture or artwork, old ruins or archaeological finds. Postcards of/from beautiful religious centers/tremples/ places of worship/ sacred places. When in doubt, just ask! I'm pretty cool with most stuff. I respect the beliefs of all and love to learn about other traditions and belief systems. I'm also pretty difficult to offend, but I didn't state that as a challenge (lol).

I'm eclectic and weird and delightful. ;-)

Favorite Books

I read a lot of series, so I can't think of single books that would rate the top of my list (I'll keep thinking about it), but some of my top series are:

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (Finished summer 2017),

The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (finished 4/2016),

The Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters,

The Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke,

The Fey series by Karen Marie Moning,

The Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn,

The Lord of the rings trillogy by J.R.R. Tolkien,

The Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton,

Both Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

The Lizzy and Diesel series by Janet Evanovich

The Highland/Fairy series by Melissa Mayhue

Pretty much anything by Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Janet Chapman, Melissa Mayhue, Monica McCarty, Veronica Wolf, Lynn Kurland, Wanda Brunstetter, and Agatha Christie, among others.

My favorite genres are time travel romance, historical romance, historical fiction, mysteries, cozy mysteries, Christian fiction (the same as my secular genre preferences: historical romance, romance, mystery, etc...), Christian non-fiction, religion and theology, and biography.

I really, really love time travel romance or historical romance set in Scotland or England in medieval times (anything pre-Regency period, really; I really don't care for most that are set in the Regency period) or even earlier than that with Vikings. I definitely prefer Scots and Vikings. I'm not big on contemporary romance or most chick-lit unless it's done just right. The Christian romance I like are mostly Amish. I'm just fascinated with the Amish way of life and hold such respect for them.

I loved my Kindle (2nd gen, it recently died after 6+ years of faithful service😭) and now use the Kindle app and a Kindle Fire 8, which I also love. I also use the Google Play Books app. I'm completely in love with BookBub.com and their daily emails of free and cheap ebook awesomeness! I've been subscribed (it's totally free! ) for years now and still look forward to those little emails. If you have Kindle and similar reading tastes and want to borrow/loan books back and forth, send me a PM! That would be so fun!

I also enjoy collecting and reading cookbooks. Yes, I know that's kinda weird.

Favorite Music

Mostly 60s, 70s, and 90s stuff. Mostly rock, alt rock, classic rock, and blues with a tiny bit of pop and country.

Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Hendrix, led zep, Black Sabbath, Fastball (anything but "the way"), Marcy playground, Garth Brooks, little big town, Miranda Lambert, Carole king, Alice in Chains, the GooGoo Dolls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beatles, CSNY (Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young), Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Johnny Lang, Joss Stone, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, KoKo Taylor ( had the AMAZING pleasure of seeing her live before she passed), Nickleback, The Mamas and the Papas, and many, many others.

I have pretty eclectic tastes.

Favorite Movies

I watch a ton of movies and collect dvds (over 500 so far, and I now have to use an app on my phone to catalog and keep track of them) with my husband so this is an ever changing list without a true sole favorite.

Some of the top ones include:
Almost Famous
Dazed and Confused
The Rose
Around the Fire
Detroit Rock City
Secondhand Lions
Walk like a man
The Twilight Saga....

There really are too many to name and the list is ever changing.

My favorite genres are comedy, drama, action and pretty much anything but horror. I really love old movies, especially those starting Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a ton of tv (we live in a rural area and don't have cable or satellite, so we watch what we can get on the antenna - 4 PBS channels, including create; CBS; The CW) but I really like The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Two Broke Girls. Whatever else I watch is usually on PBS or CREATE (which I think they should just re-name after me, because there are very few topics they cover that I'm not interested in - it's my favorite tv channel/network and it's mostly what I watch). I like The Walking Dead, but I always wait until the seasons come out on DVD and rent them.

I'm usually either reading, crafting, or watching movies with my husband in my spare time at home.

Shows I've liked/loved in the past:
Bones, Lost, True Blood, Firefly, Will and Grace, Frasier, Burn Notice, Downton Abby, Breaking Bad, Raising Hope, Freaks and Geeks, Chuck, Sons of Anarchy, I Love Lucy, Laverne and Shirley, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie (I watched a lot of TV Land/reruns when I was a kid).....

Favorite Crafts

Knitting (especially socks and boobs for knittedknockers.org), tatting lace, embroidery, crochet , Zentangle/zendoodle, scrapbooking/card making/paper art, and painting (mixed water media: watercolor, gouache, and acrylic). I also do a little jewelry making and sewing. I have recently discovered adult coloring books and LOVE them!

Likes and Dislikes


Tea (chai spice, fruit flavors, oolong, floral, herbal, black, green, white,etc...)

Hot cocoa

Salted caramel

Good dark chocolate

Sakura Pigma Micron Pens (especially .05, 01, & 02 nib sizes in all colors)

Gel Pens

Colored pencil

Watercolor pencils/crayons

Faeries/Fairies (not dark fae)



The color pink (I also like purple and blue)


Bunnies (I used to have a house bunny)


The smell of patchouli, lavender, sandalwood, nag champa, peony, hyacinth, honeysuckle



Handmade soaps


Wax Tarts and scented oils to put in a warmer (or diffuser)

Adult coloring books/pages

Ladies handkerchiefs (I collect them, use them, and carry one with me at all times)

Vintage stuff (especially 1940s hairstyles)

Antique or reproduction writing instruments and accoutrements (feather pens/quills, dip pens, glass dip pens, ink wells, ink, etc)

Pretty stationery & note/thank you cards (inspirational or Christian is fine, but certainly not necessary)

Owls (especially white owls and cute little multicolor owls)

Knitting/crochet/tatting patterns

Vintage knitting/crochet/tatting patterns

Old Workbasket magazines (I collect them)

Knitting needles (especially double pointed needles and, again, vintage)

Tatting shuttles or needless

Tatting/crochet thread & samples


Zentangle tiles & Zendoodle/Zentangle Inspired Artwork(ZIA)


ATC supplies

Postcards (handmade, pretty scenery, touristy, places and people, pretty flowers, cute animals)




Aprons (and apron patterns)

Pressed flowers



Washi tape and samples


Blank recipe cards

Scrapbooking/paper crafting supplies (tags, papers, die cuts, stickers, etc)

Watercolor paper or other art papers

Impressionistic/Neo-impressionistic art

Art Nouveau style

Embroidery patterns

Embroidery floss

Beads, findings, and beading materials

Christian/Catholic prayers (Saints are cool)

Prayer cards and saint cards

Jesus, Mary, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, St. Francis, St.Jude, the Archangels

Rosary/Anglican rosary beads and prayers (I use both styles of prayer beads)

Catholic/Christian religious/saint medals (I collect them. Right now I wear them around my neck, but when I get enough, I am going to make them into a charm bracelet. I currently have a Saint Benedict, sent to me by the thoughtful @Ree87 and an immaculate conception/miraculous medal, but I certainly don't mind repeats!)

Small clippings of Jesus, Mary, or other saints or Archangels for use in matchbox/Altoid tin/pocket shrines

Empty matchboxes and Altoid tins (or similar)

Neat paperclips or decorated paperclips

Friendship bracelets or other handmade jewelry (I do have pierced ears)

Books (see above for preferences)

Cute/pretty/funny/neat .gifs or .jpgs in my comments

Souvenir/touristy magnets (or other cute magnets that correspond to my interests, like owls or butterflies, for example)


Spicy foods,

Food scented candles/soaps/lotions/incense/wax tarts/scented oils,

the color orange,

licorice flavors,

graphic novels, manga/animae/kawaii/My Little Pony/Disney (just never got into it),

zombies (yes, I watch and like the The Walking Dead, but, in general, I'm not crazy about zombies),

horror movies or books,

anything satanic or about evil or demons,

snakes (even snakeskin),

teacher or award/reward stickers or other very childish stickers, ...

I desperately want to have children, but have been unable to do so in (almost)12 years of marriage, and, sometimes, pictures of babies make me really really sad, so I'd rather you didn't send them or anything relating to babies or motherhood (if you're unsure, please feel free to ask - I don't bite! ). Also, please don't send kid's stuff or childish things as I have no children to give them to and my nieces and nephew are older preteens (and I don't get to see them often).


mylove4craft rated for Book Of The Month June on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks, I'll try it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra tea!
Comment: Thank you for the note and the tea! My condolences on your father passing.
gojenn rated for Zentangle & Pass PC #2 - US ONLY on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: YAY! Thanks!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Just Randomness on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I love them. I have never heard of Chef and Farmer. I looked it up. I am wanting to go the coast this summer. Hopefully I can go by. It looks good!
Comment: I was just in your hometown for a meeting at the prison meat plant! I am praying for peace and patience when you start that dreaded task.
Comment: Thank you so much! The package was wonderful. You went up and beyond, you really didn't have too. You are in my prayers and thoughts. (((Big huggs)))
Comment: Devon went above and beyond in with my package, sending many goodies despite a personal setback. Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great teas. Excited to try them.
whirlwend rated for TEA SWAP on May 18, 2018
Comment: I liked the teas! Thanks very much!
myancey rated for TEA SWAP on May 12, 2018
Comment: DEvon, thanks so much for both letters to me and micah. what a lovely surprise thank you bunches! micah loved his surprise thank you! we certainly appreciate it and the teas and stickers in mine are appreciated to. thanks from us both!
Chelle rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap #3 on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items! :)
CraftyGnome rated for Just to Say Hello Swap on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the letter, I will be writing you back!
heatherknits rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #94 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: I liked hearing about your Catholic Easter weekend! And that you tat - I've never tried. And that you carry your knitting everywhere and also like thrifting :D I think I have heard of knittedknockers.org [one of these things where I'm thinking, why didn't I come up with that???]. I have made ["boob beanies"](http://ravel.me/heatherknits/bb) in the past which you stick on a baby head and when it's breastfeeding it looks like a boob - to promote breastfeeding. I don't have any kids, I'm just pro BF. I have a friend that was working on her own knocker recently since unfortunately she was diagnosed with cancer not too long ago. I'll definitely check out the site.
j3ss1ca rated for Pick 3 Goodies 2018 #2 on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: It's all fantastic! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you thank you! I will definitely enjoy the teas. :)
jukejan rated for CPG Fav Winter Recipes - US Only on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Nice variety of recipes! The funny thing is I love peanut butter, so that will probably be the first one that I make. I love the presentation of the swap, very well done! Off Topic: I got to see Koko Taylor as well. What a performer! I remember an interview about Wang Dang Doodle and she was highly embarrassed about performing it for the first time.
saarva rated for CALG: Christmas Card & a Cup ofTea on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks Devon, I received your card+tea today. Looking forward to trying it. I actually never tried jasmine tea before!
Kayllra rated for CALG: Christmas Card & a Cup ofTea on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely christmas card and the tea :) best for 2018
Comment: thank you

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bck on Jun 2, 2018:

Hello! I’m still waiting to hear if you received my swap for Just Randomness....it was sent on May 24. If it hasn’t arrived by now, I guess I will have to resend. Kindly let me know ;)

CurlyTea on Aug 21, 2017:

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!

babedoll58 on Dec 29, 2016:

Thanks so much for the return card, it's beautiful! Have a blessed New Year!

jesslynne on Nov 10, 2016:

Hello! This is for the APDG ~ Pretty Profile-Tea Swap! Sorry for the delay, I hope you enjoy the images :)

Happy Swapping!


ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 14, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Tiffaknee on Jun 13, 2016:

Welcome to the GWE! Feel free to check out and join our Prayer Flag Series, as well as our monthly WTA. This month's WTA theme is A Midsummer Night's Dream. Happy Swapping!


anrtist on Jun 9, 2016:

APDG ~ Pretty Profile-Tea SWAP Angeled for you because you were flaked on, ;-( so sorry!

Milk in tea is fun ;-)

Pretty too! ;-)

Enjoy & Blessings, cc

ImnotDorothy on Jun 8, 2016:

Thanks for the Simon Pegg. I actually have that same picture hang in my cubicle at work! I haven't figured out the magic of how to post pics yet, so I can't return the favor. :(

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