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Date Joined: August 1, 2019
Last Online: April 11, 2021
Birthday: June 18
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Jill... I am a Wanna be World Traveler...baby-stepping across the globe!

When I am not traveling ...my husband and I live in a sweet 1938 Cape Cod in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, that we have affectionately named, “Orpington Cottage”. It has a warm rustic European farm feel.

We grow our own herbs and vegetables, compost, try to reduce our footprint, reuse, recycle, and enjoy our own farm-fresh eggs with our backyard laying hens (we have 2 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Lavender Orpingtons!). Not only do they lay the best tasting eggs on earth...but they are also the sweetest lap hens you could ever wish for!


On Swapbot, in a group called “At Hope With The Georgettes”, I represent a Regency/Georgian Era Character named: Priscilla Anne Ackley and husband her, Elmer James Ackley, owners and proprietors of Ackley Dairy Farm supplying eggs and milk to the village and surrounding area. We keep a special journal for our swaps pertaining to this period. You can find more information about this group in the above Blog Link near the top of this page.

Some other fun facts about me:

  • I am a mom of one human child, Ashley 👶🏼 (female, 24) living in Dublin, Ireland - and just finished her Masters in Art History 🖼 - way to go, Ash!
  • I am a mom of two feline children, Charley😺 (male, 16) and Clementine 🐈 (female, 5)
  • I am a mom of five hen children, Leota Mae 🐓(Buff Orpington), Matilda Jane 🐓(Buff Orpington), Violet Grace 🐔🦖(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex), Petunia Sue 🐔🦖(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex), and Opal Marie 🐓🦖(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex)


  • Wreath-making 🔆
  • Polymer clay 👩🏼‍🎨
  • Scrapbooking 📸
  • Sewing 🧵
  • Collaging 📰

and any other fun, creative, craft...but, currently PLANNING 📒 has taken over my life!!

I have several planners:

  • Happy Planner - BIG (this is what I use daily)
  • Happy Planner - Classic
  • Happy Planner - Micro
  • Explorer Traveler's Notebook (used for journalling all my trips)
  • Repurposed hardbound drop cap edition of “Pride and Prejudice” (used for Amberleigh swaps)


  • Animals 🦔, Antlers 🦌 , ATCs 🖼, Austen 📖
  • Bats 🦇, Bees 🐝, Board Games♟,Books 📚
  • Cats 🐱, Chickens 🐓 , Chocolate 🍫, Crafts ✂️
  • Dragonflies 🐉, Dancing 💃🏼, Decoupage 📜
  • Ephemera 🎟, Easter 🐣, Europe 🗺
  • Fairies 🧚🏼‍♀️, Flags 🇺🇸, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️, France 🇫🇷
  • Gemini Anything ♊️, Goodwill 🛍, Gum 🍬
  • Halloween 👻 , Hiking 🥾, Hippos 🦛, Hygge 🧣
  • Ice Cream 🍦, Ice Skating ⛸ , Islands 🌴
  • Janite 👒, Jack-o-Lanterns 🎃, Jax ✖️
  • Kawaii 🥟, Kites 🪁, Keys 🗝, Klimt 🖼
  • Lace ❄️, Ladybugs🐞, Letters 💌
  • Memory Dex Cards 📇, Mermaids 🧜🏼‍♀️, Music 🎶
  • Namaste 🙏🏼 , Narwhals 🐋, Note Cards 📝
  • Ocean 🌊, Orpingtons 🐓, Otters 🦦
  • Paper 📝, Pens 🖊, Pinterest📍, Planning 📆
  • Quills ✒️, Quilting 🧵, Queen of Clubs ♣️
  • Reading 📖, Reindeer 🦌, Raccoons 🦝
  • Sloths 🦥 , Stickers ♥️, Succulents 🌵
  • Tags 🏷, Theatre 🎭, Trains 🚂, Travel 🧳
  • Unicorns 🦄, Umbrellas ☂, Up! (Kevin) 🦩
  • Valentines 💝, Vintage 🕍, Volkswagen 🚗
  • Wallabies 🦘, Walking 🚶🏼‍♀️, Winter ❄️
  • Xyron ⭐️, Xylophones 🎼
  • Yardsaling💲, Yarn 🧶, Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️
  • Zipper Flowers 🌺, Zoos🦓 , Zombies 🧟‍♀️



*. United States 🇺🇸:

Alabama Alaska Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Washington West Virginia Wyoming

*. Canada 🇨🇦:

Montreal Quebec Toronto

*. Europe:

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 France 🇫🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 Ireland 🇮🇪 Italy 🇮🇹 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Northern Ireland 🇮🇪 Switzerland 🇨🇭



*. Australia 🇦🇺 *. The Maldives 🇲🇻 *. New Zealand 🇳🇿 *. Mexico 🇲🇽 *. Africa 🦒

Favorite Music


Some favorites...and so many more - I could live without a television, but never without books or music:

🎶 The National 🎵 Gregory Alan Isakov 🎶 Mt. Joy 🎵 Kings of Leon 🎶 Frightened Rabbit 🎵 Frank Turner 🎶 The Lumineers 🎵 Sarah McLaughlin 🎶 Sylvan Esso 🎵 Sam Smith 🎶 Lord Heron 🎵 Antonio Vivaldi

Favorite Books


I read ALOT! Some of my recent favorite:

📚 In Cold Blood 📚 Barrel Fever 📚 The End of Her 📚 Gone Girl 📚 I a Dark, Dark Wood 📚 When No one is Watvhing 📚 The Woman in Cabin 10 📚 The Last House Guest 📚 Hannibal Rising 📚 Something Wicked This Way Comes 📚 The Guest List 📚 Survivor Song 📚 The Patient 📚 Brave New World 📚 Head Full of Ghosts 📚 The Cabin at the End of the World 📚 Animal Farm 📚 The Art of Racing in the Rain 📚 I’m Thinking of Ending Things 📚 1984 📚 Behind Closed Doors 📚 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry 📚 We Were Liars 📚 Animal Farm 📚 Call Me by Your Name 📚 Find Me 📚 Then She Was Gone 📚 Love in the Time of Cholera 📚 The Tattooist of Auschwitz 📚 The Goldfinch 📚 Gmorning, Gnight 📚 Luckiest Girl Alive 📚 The Grownup 📚 The Dutch House 📚 We Need to Talk about Kevin 📚 The Woman in the Window 📚 The Hate You Give 📚 The Silent Patient 📚 The Good Daughter 📚 Sometimes I Lie 📚 Pretty Girls 📚 An Anonymous Girl 📚 The Other Woman 📚 The Wives 📚 Since We Fell


skinny52 rated for VES: Linen Postcard Swap #3 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Wow Jill! What a wonderful swap. I love the vintage cards you chose for me and the extras are exactly up my alley! You have a wonderful stash especially the playing cards! I got my 2nd shot this past Tuesday and I'm eagerly counting down the 14 days! Stay healthy and best wishes to you ❤ Ps...I adore all of the postage stamps too!!!
Comment: What an excellent swap! You really stuck to the Spring-Easter theme. I love love the modge-podged egg crate and glittery eggs! My favorite bits are the small glass balls filled with sparkly glitter and jewels. I don't know where to pin them on yet but I will figure it out. Thanks for the extras - socks, stickers, embellishments, stamps, etc. I feel quite spoiled! Thank you very much, XO
Response: So happy you received my swap and it brought joy! What a fun swap! ♥️ Jill
Comment: Such an awesome swap! And I loved your envelope! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked the goodies I sent! ♥️ Jill
chandlerguera rated for VES: Choose 5.... on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Jill, I knew this was going to be a good one because of the lovely envelope. I love the way you wrapped and presented the ephemera. Thanks so much! xo
Response: I’m so glad you received and liked my swap! Thank you for rating and the heart! ❤️ Jill
Comment: Thank you for all the extras! I can't believe i got this before you got either of mine!!
Response: Glad you received my swap! The mail has just been horrible...sorry - hope I receive yours soon! ❤️Jill
Comment: Jill, the altered Bingo card is incredibly beautiful! It's hanging up so I can enjoy Valentines a little longer.. Thank you so much. I knew it was going to be a great swap when I saw the decorated envelope. Thank you for the extra ephemera too! xo
Response: I am so glad you received my swap and you like it! I really loved making this altered Bingo Card! Hope to do another soon! Thanks again for joining the group and this swap! ♥️Jill
Comment: Really nice vintage postcards and coincidentally both NC and NJ are special states to me. And the goodies? Well done! Including that vintage valentine on the envelope. Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like my swap!! <3 Jill
Comment: Love Love Love! Thank you SO much for the fun goodies! I will definitely have a blast using these in my journals!! xx Thank you 100 hearts!! x <3
Response: So glad you liked the items I sent! ❤️ Jill
pernie123 rated for VES: Postal Theme- Flat on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Letter is 1952. Close enough, I guess. It was interesting. The baby photograph post card is very sweet. Thanks for stamps, Hermitage post card, plus other enclosures. Generous swap!!
Response: Ohhhh, I’m so sorry, I went back and re-read the swap posting. It says the letter was to be from “1950s or earlier”. I’m so sorry, I took that to mean any year in the 50’s (1951, 1952, 1953, etc) or earlier than that. I can do a resend if you like.
Comment: I love the envelope with old stamps.plus more. ,,,,,,,,Your Valentine theme, old Valentine's card, sweet Valentine'.s cards, Merry Widow Waltz chords, those paper pieces in shades of pink, the special card with your writing best of all. Tank you very much!
Response: Awww, I’m so glad you enjoyed my swap! It makes me so happy that it brought you joy! ❤️ Jill
AmyMarie rated for Pretty Pockets with Playing Cards! on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: They arrived! Cute pockets. Thank you. The embellishments you used on each one is too thick/bulky for my journal so I need to figure out where else to use them. Stay safe.
Response: So glad you received them! ♥️ Jill
myancey rated for 2021 Goals PC on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the onward upward card
Response: Yay! So glad you already received it abc it brought a smile 😃 ♥️ Jill
circlebfarms10 rated for Weather Stickers! on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the weather stickers I hope I get to use alot of the snow stickers!! I've never gotten kawaii stickers Thank you for the other stickers and the washi tape Have a great day Happy swapping
Response: I’m so glad you received my swap and you are enjoying it! Happy New Year! Stay healthy! Hope you get a lot of snow! ♥️ Jill
ScrapHappyGabi rated for 5HS: Christmas Stocking! on Dec 25, 2020
Comment: PHENOMENAL swap! Cannot thank you enough for all of the amazing, smile inducing goodies you packed into this stocking! All of it was obviously chosen exactly for M'Kayla and she is freaking out happy!! Thank you!! (She is sending you a private message! haha!!) xx 100000,000000000 HEARTS!!!
Response: It makes me so happy that it made her so happy, and you so happy! And even though it wasn’t an official swap, thank you guys again for all the amazing Stocking and gifts you sent my way. Love you guys. ♥️, Jill
cmalaina rated for CHRISTMAS OR WINTER Memory Dex on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Love it so much that I actually had to start another box for them so thank you so so much love it so much :)
Response: So glad you like it! I have to start a new Rolodex holder as well! ♥️
cmalaina rated for Thanksgiving Memory Dex on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Absolutely love it so much it thank you it's amazing
Response: So happy you like it ♥️
AmyMarie rated for VES: A Mix of this and that! on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Yea, it arrived!! Thank you for re-sending! And such fun things. I appreciate it!
Response: So glad you got it! And glad you like the swap items! ♥️ Jill
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Trick or Treat -USA on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: thank you for the resend
Star7Lily rated for Autumn Leaf Clip on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Dear Jill, it arrived! I do love the pair of clips, the colours are so Regency and romantic. The one covered in leaf stamps is a very clever idea so subtle. Thank you so much for the extras they will decorate my journal nicely. Blessings and so good to swap with you again. xxxx
Response: Oh yea! I’m so happy you finally received it! And I am so happy you like my swap! ♥️ Jill / Priscilla
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful pkg I recd in the post today. You did an outstanding job. I just love it. I am still reading and looking at everything you did.Love the added feathers too. I had a 122 acre farm with all the animals and 48 chickens. I sold their brown eggs also. It was hard work, but I just loved it. I now live in a small city.Thank you for sharing. I will cherish this journal for a long time. Wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Barbara
Response: Oh Barbara! You have no idea how happy this makes me that you are enjoying my journal! Thank you so much for the lovely rating and the wonderful compliments. ♥️ Jill / Priscilla

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ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 2, 2021:

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Jill, I wanted to tell you Happy Valentine's Day

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2020:

May 2021 bring us all Love, Laughter, Happiness and good Health!! xoxo ~ Gabi

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 26, 2020:


Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26th, thus being the second day of Christmastide. It originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor - so let’s be charitable and do the same! Don’t forget about your favorite charities this time of year! Also… you can find shelters and donate the things you received that are just not right for you!! Spread Kindness!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

Jill, I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2020:

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 21, 2020:

banjobraids on Dec 17, 2020:

THANK YOU for the amazing giftie package!!! These socks are the BEST! And I love the wonderful rainbow stickers. SO CUTE! Everything is so cute and perfect for me. Thank you, dear friend! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! :):):)


cmalaina on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving !! Jill

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

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