Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 2:29 am


Date Joined: November 7, 2017
Last Online: September 20, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States

About Me

My hubby, our dog Suki, our cat Annabelle and myself just moved to a small rural town in SE Kansas. We just bought our very first house (Victorian style) that was built in 1905. We are in the early stages of learning what it takes to live in our own house versus renting. We can no longer just call maintenance. Haha! We have many projects ahead of us to make our house our own. Finding it thus far both challenging and fun! I am enjoying the slower pace, the quieter environment and especially the hometown atmosphere.

I Like …

A to Z:

A: Art, Antiques, Animals, Advertisements (old), Astrology

B: Barns, Bees, Blue (color), Bonfires, Birds, Barn Animals

C: Candles, Christmas, Camping, Chickens, Cards (playing::: ♠️, ♦️, ❤️ & clubs), Cultures, Capricorn

D: Doors (old), Dogs, Decor, DIY, Dragonflies

E: Ephemera, Essential Oils, the 80’s

F: Fishing, Farmhouse style, Ferns, Freedom, Flags, Fall

G: Gatherings, Gardening & Growing, Greens (color), Gnomes

H: History, Historical, Humming birds, Holidays, Halloween

I: Inspiration

J: Juke Boxes, Junking, Jazz

K: Kitschy, Kings

L: Lights, Ladybugs

M: Michele (one L), Mystery, Magic, Mushrooms

N: Napkins, Nature

O: Open Minded

P: Peace, Plants, Postcards, Pumpkin (everything), Pigs

Q: Queens

R: Retro, Retrospective, Rain, Roosters, Ribbons, Recipes on Recipe Cards, Rock Music (80’s), Rice Paper

S: Sunflowers, Stickers (no kiddie), Stationary, Spades (cards), Seasons (esp Spring & Fall), Sun Catchers, Socks (size 9). Snowmen

T: True Crime, Turtles, Toads, Tenting, Traveling, Thunderstorms, Tea (all except chai/ spicy), Thrifting

U: Unique, Unusual, Up-Cycling

V: Veggies, Victorian, Venice, Vintage

W: Waterfalls, Wood, Wizard Of OZ, Windmills, World Maps, the Wild West


Y: Yellow (color)

Z: Zines


  • Don’t Prefer: toffee, black licorice, white chocolate, overly flowery scents and above all snakes!!! ***

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy decoupage, painting, punch needle, weaving and decorating.


jinxspinx rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hello! I hope your bbq went well!
Comment: Love the poem! Thanks for sharing it with me! Have a Blessed day.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Halloween card! My grandkids are going to be so excited to try the marshmallow pumpkin recipe - we have never made that before. Thanks for sharing - ❤️
Comment: i totally agree I have always said that math is overrated and get the alphabet out of math as well. ty for the great card
Comment: Thank you ♡
Comment: Hi Michele! Thank you so very much for your thoughtful resend. I loved it all, especially your nice note. I understand the packing, sorting part of moving. We've been trying to downsize for a year, but it's going very slow. I hope your daughter likes it here in WA. We live less than 20 miles from Tacoma. There is a lot to do and I'm sure she will like it. One of my favorite places to go there is Point Ruston. Take care and thank you again for making my day brighter!
Comment: Wow! I got the envelope first, then I got the uninteresting PC. I like it. Thank you so much!
Hyshu rated for Class room Valentine's Day card swap on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great swap!
Comment: Thanks, that was a lovely postcard.
Comment: Hi Michele! It was lovely to hear from you and thank you for joining the swap & sending me the vintage pcs - that was so sweet of you! What a bummer about the pipes at your kids houses - that freeze was terrible but thankfully we made it through without issues - our electric did not go out once, which surprised me but I was also thankful! We got a puppy on Tuesday and I forgot how much work & joy they bring! I love her to pieces - how old is your puppy and what kind is she? Greta is a black lab mix (she goes to our vet Tuesday so hopefully will get more information about what they think she is), and is such cutie pie - she is only 13 weeks old and has so much learning to do but we will get there in time! I agree that having the sun out no matter the temp just makes a world of difference in my energy level! I do not decorate for the holidays since my kids are grown (27 and 30) but maybe if I get grands someday... I never learned how to skate either and think my poor ankles would not appreciate me trying now - lots of weight to put on something not so big! LOL! Thanks again for the wonderful Happy Mail! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Murras01 rated for Ugly PC Swap #26 on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap & fun quote!
Comment: I wished I was snuggling with them just reading about them. I’m such a sucker for dogs ❤️ Cats too, but mostly dogs.
KarenFife rated for Easy Postcard #9 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: I adore this unique Ohio map!! It shows little unknown burgs and towns and neglects larger cities.🤣 So fun! - Beautiful postal stamp! The three post offices convenient to me never get good stamps! Grrr. - So nice to swap with you again!
Risna rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #3 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: I received your beautiful postcard today. Thank you so much, I went to that part of Mexico several years ago. So it reminded me of a fun trip-. Thank you so much! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Take care and stay safe! Risna
Comment: What a great swap! Thank you so much
Comment: Hi there! Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful happy mail! Happy (late) Valentine's Day! Stay safe and much love!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute valentine's card and extra cards and stickers! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you, this is so cute that you sent me a card from my state! I only just moved here last summer and I've been to Mt Rushmore once but I can't recall ever taking this particular bridge. I'll put it on my list for once the weather gets nicer. Thanks again for swapping!

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 31, 2020:

colleenbUSA on Oct 25, 2020:

Thank you for the WTA prize! I love the dog postcards!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Mimi7 on Aug 28, 2020:

hope you have a great weekend thanks for the rating :)

mchesser12 on Apr 25, 2020:

Thank you for the Gone With the Wind postcard for WTA drawing. One of my all time favorite movies...

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 12, 2020:

Lonestarchild on Feb 27, 2020:

Thanks so much for all the cat goodness for the PC Tag PIF - US only. Can never have enough cat stuff!!

colleenbUSA on Jan 27, 2020:

Thanks you for the vintage recipe cards and shopping list pad from the RAKS Only USA group!

mejulia on Jan 9, 2020:

Thank you for the great journal and the extras from the RAK group. I was so lucky to win.

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