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Date Joined: March 28, 2016
Last Online: March 18, 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, 31 years old, a homemaker, married to a truly good man, and doggy mom to one. She is a rescued YorkiePoo named Abby. 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 (Episcopalian; St. Gianna Beretta Molla is my favorite saint) 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. I'm actually an ordained Christian Spiritualist minister(so, not through the Episcopal Church, just to be clear) and LOVE to perform weddings for ALL couples (human, willing, and of legal age, of course). Love is beautiful and powerful and amazing and I love getting to be a part of that! Honestly, my religious beliefs are unique and don't really fit in a box. 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, 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,

The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (finished 4/16),

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

The Alphabet/Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton

Pretty much anything by Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Janet Chapman, Melissa Mayhue, Monica McCarty, Veronica Wolf, Lynn Kurland, and Wanda Brunstetter, 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, 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 over a year 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, but I really like Bones, The Big Bang Theory, 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). 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:
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).


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
Comment: Lovely -- thank you so much!
MCGalaxy rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #6 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: I found your swap yesterday in a bag in the corner of the living room while I was cleaning. Thanks so much for going above and beyond with sending this swap,
ToujoursMoi rated for My Favorite Stationary on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your cute letter. I enjoyed it. I think I have already replied to you but have forgotten to rate you. Sorry about that. 💕
caf1988 rated for Bible Study - Speech on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your answers and for the extra goodies!
Onyx rated for Book Of The Month July on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the book! I have looked at it before but have not read it yet so I am excited.
SamiE rated for ATC Butterfly Theme on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the really nice butterfly ATC. So sweet. My hankies are packed away. Not much room in this apartment to show them off. They are fun to collect though.
Comment: Love, love, love my letter! Already written back! So excited to exchange letters with you Devon 💕💕
Churchmouse70 rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jul 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and the goodies!! Yes, we do have a lot in common!! Instant friendship!!! 😁
sleepingrover2010 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Hello Devon, Thank you for the nice variety of supplies you sent me for this swap. They all are items that I can use over the next several months. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Barb sleepingrover2010
Eclectonote rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the charming ATC - the book page collage background turned out great, and I like the lovely little porcelain bluebird. Thanks also for the extras, which will find their way into my art!
Christine6035 rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies! I love the homemade envelopes!
Fly rated for Notebook Paper Letter #5 on May 10, 2017
Comment: The emory board is a perfect match to my mother's birthday present.
Comment: Thanks for the fun mix of goodies!
rifkasorah rated for The Penpal Project - usa only on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! The stationery made me laugh, just like you probably thought it would :)

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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. :(

LadyGuenevere on May 24, 2016:

Eeeeep!!! I did have you confused with another person while working on this swap!! My apologies, and for the last photo not showing up. You know, the odd thing is, I always "preview", and it showed up just fine! Anyhow, thank you so much for letting me know about the mix-up and the last photo not showing, as well as the helpful advice! Hugs, *~ Alayna

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