Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 7:24 pm


Date Joined: May 8, 2020
Last Online: May 6, 2021
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States

About Me

I feel like I am an old-soul, married to a wonderful man and trying to be the best mother to 2 boys who are complete opposites. I am a physician and love my career, but also love my alone time. I am drawn to literature, religion, art, science and learning of all types. I am really enjoying getting lost in creativity right now and returning to the simple beauty of snail mail. I am absolutely LOVING creating letters and packages of joy and blessings!!!

Favorite Colors: Red, pink, grey, warm taupe and cream, white and turquoise, coral, amethyst purple, chocolate brown, tiffany blue... Pretty much all colors, both bright and pastel and monochromatic.

I drink teas (fruit or cinnamon), diet coke, vodka, sweet martinis, lemon water. I do not like to cook, but I love to eat, especially baked goods, fruit, desserts, and sweet and salty treats.

Likes: Prayers, books and reading, angels, pinterest, cherubs, freckles, french country, butterflies, glitter, babies, fruit tea, inspirational stories, dragon flies, bees and honey...

Dislikes: No scents or strong smells (I have asthma), also no Smoke (allergic to cigarette smoke) so please no strong odors; Dislike meanness, cruelty, coffee/mocha flavor, licorice, liver and onions; allergic to cat hair (but ALL my best friends have cats though, LOL)

Favorite Books

Favorite Books: I love all kinds of books, but especially historical fiction, older literature of earlier times. I simply love to read. I was initially a classic British Literature buff, and then in college was drawn to Hemingway, Faulkner, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Now I find historical works intriguing, as well as the intricacies of people and their relationships, interests, and life challenges.

Currently reading: update, reading Hunger Games trilogy again (this time with my boys) and Whiskey in a Teacup! Very different (lol) Loved the Outlander series and looking for more historical fiction. Still reading too many medical journals, and way too much about COVID 19 :( Reading a lot of bible studies as well as crafting books and survivor books. I think my reading is a bit ADD as I get older... Ha!

Favorite Crafts

Favorite Crafts: journals, anything with paper and ink, old fashioned letters, calligraphy, crochet, stationary, pens and markers, washi tapes, embossing, post cards, making amigurumi, glitter (probably because I am a girly-girl and surrounded by boys), jewels and trinkets, photos, learning about tags and ATCs and faithdex cards

Collector: I love crosses, butterflies, sunsets, lakes, beaches and shells, mountains, bible verses...

Christmas: I love Santas, snowmen, sleds, and Christmas trees

Favorite Music

Favorite Music: COUNTRY, Christian, Classic Rock, Old Hymns, 80's Hair Bands, 90's Alternative, Pachelbel's Canon, ELO, update (listening to more old-school rock like Aerosmith, Guns and Roses, even some Queen and KISS with my teen boys)


Goals: Declutter and organize (I am definitely a collector), Handwritten letters (it's a lost art), Homemade packages, Learn to make jam, Learning more crafts, Painting with Acrylics, Create a War Room of Prayers, More walking and running, Learn about cricut and sticker making, Make ATCs, Make Faithdex cards, Learn more about stamping and card making. Be more courageous about sending out my artistic attempts, as recommended by fellow swapper (thank you)!

WISH list:

Wish List: Washi, stationary, quotes, all kinds of postcards of places/architecture/nature/quotes/flowers/anything pretty or fun, fancy letter openers, sealing wax and stampers, embossing paraphernalia, photo printer/sticker paper, calligraphy pens and quotes or word die cuts, fountain pens, glass pens/ink, Ephemera of all kinds, Inspirational sayings/stickers/die cuts, ATC and pocket letters (both originals and supplies)


Comment: Thank you so much! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Comment: Thankyou so much for the beautiful card. Your message was so inspiring to me.....God Bless:)
squince rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Super fun, creative little package!! Thank you!!
Response: You are so very welcome! Have fun and enjoy! Blessings
kizzlets rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the fun filled envelope, I appreciate it!
Response: You are so very welcome! I am glad it brought you some happy fun! Blessings
pattiairel rated for Adopt me in April! on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: thanks Martha for all the nice encouragements you have left on my profile.♥♥♥ Thanks for a fun month♥♥♥
Response: You are most welcome! I sent off my final stuffed envie of happy mail to you today. It even has my special home-made stickers in it that people seem to hoard! I hope you love them as much as I do! Blessings
Candace rated for "Peace, Be Still!" Bible Study on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: You are so very welcome! Peace and blessings to you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely note and the wonderful items! This was lots of fun to go through!!! Take care!
Response: You are very welcome. I am so glad you liked the package. It was fun to put together for you. Blessings and hugs!
Comment: Hopefully Spain will allow us in soon, my plans for the Camino for 2021 are now off the calendar thanks to COVID!
Response: Hugs and cheers to a world back open to healthy and safe travels
spicemom rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Martha Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
Response: Happy to send joy. Blessings and you are most welcome!
marab85 rated for 2021 Bible Verse Swap #11 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the encouragement your verses brought and for the extra goodies. That was so sweet of you!
Response: You are so very welcome. I enjoy these scripture writing swaps and your kind words bring even more joy. Blessings
Barbara rated for Bible verse Notecard #1 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Martha, thank you for the beautiful envelope and your kind words. It's good to have you as my prayer partner to keep grounded in the word of God!
Response: You are so very welcome and we are blessed by YOU! Sending prayers and hugs!
CherryBlossomLady rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the stargazer card- they are actually MY FAVE flowers!! and the gold embossed memo paper?? where did you get that? GORGEOUS! I would love to buy some. Shockingly I am working through my stationary and may even start buying again! LOL... As always- your homemade stickers are TO DIE FOR. Love. Thank you!
Response: I love that I picked your favorite flowers! God is amazing. I found that gorgeous memo paper at PaperSource down the street from my home. It is a very dangerous store full of awesomeness! Be safe and continue to be full of GRACE! I am blessed by your kind words and encouragement! Thank you as well!
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Love it thank you
Response: Welcome and blessings
Barbara rated for SMPW: 10 Psalms on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you Martha for the beautiful calligraphy greeting and inspiring quotes. What a beautiful bookmark for my bible. I really appreciate your promise of prayer for my intentions. Love the cute map stickers too!
Response: You are so very welcome and I am so grateful you liked it all. I am enjoying these scripture writing swaps. I found the map stickers and thought of you! Blessings
LindaW rated for Moses & the Law Bible Study on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the answers to the Bible study. It was an encouraging note that you wrote also. I’m glad that you were blessed by doing the study. Thank you for the tucked in cards and bookmark.
Response: You are most welcome! I love doing these studies that you post. YOU are a blessing! Enjoy
Comment: Thanks for the T.S. Elliot postcard. Have you watched the Hemmingway series on PBS? It's great. I love Ken Burns's voice, I always fall asleep to it, lol. Cheers, Michelle
Response: You are so welcome! I will definitely try to find the Hemingway series on PBS. I appreciate the recommendation. Blessings
takinley rated for Bible Study: The Way of the Cross on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: I so love doing these swaps; gets me deeper into the Word of God. Thank you so much for the questions and your answers for this study; always learn something from my partner. Thank you for your prayers for me, my husband and our boys. I am praying for you and your family as well. I am trying to work on writing better with no line to write on; work in progress. Thank you for the goodies that you sent; will put them to use. Thank you again and God bless you.
Response: You are so very welcome and your kind words lift my heart. Thank you and I am so happy you enjoyed this swap as much as I did.
Comment: I would also love to see Samoa. And Fiji is definitely on my bucket list!
Response: Praying we can all safely travel soon! Blessings
BicycleUkulele rated for MARCH MIXER PC SWAP on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Received your lovely Happy Mail postcard. It's charming with all the pictures letters & flowers! Thanks, I love faith based art, too. I am a ginger, too. Not a red- hot temper, though, am easy-going, I think!
Response: Love that you are an easy-going ginger! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks. Love the pretty note cards, perfect for Spring with birds & flowers! Hope you keep enjoying being outside & your son's baseball games. I'm enjoying the return of mlb!
Response: You are most welcome! Flowers, birds, baseball and blessings!!!

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CherryBlossomLady on Apr 30, 2021:

Hope you had a GREAT April! I had a fun time adopting you! HAHAHA! Sending you a big hug. Indira

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 7, 2021:

Dear Martha,

To my adopted Soul Sister for the month of April. Here is message #2 for you to know that you are covered in prayer and thought of with love and patience and understanding.

-Hugs to you my friend, you are amazing!



CherryBlossomLady on Apr 5, 2021:


Hey Soul Sister! I am adopting you, you lovely woman for the month of April! May you have a glorious April, full of hope, wonder, love, joy and success. You deserve it! God bless you my sweet friend.


Amelia on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm here to decorate your profile with cuteness!

CherryBlossomLady on Nov 7, 2020:

Wishing you a happy Fall- stay positive, and pray!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

Barbara on Oct 21, 2020:

Congratulations Martha! You are the random lucky winner of the Bookmarks Psalms giveaway. Watch your mail box for a lovely Chaplet of the Infant Jesus to pray for your family and all our families. Thank you for joining my swaps!

CherryBlossomLady on Sep 8, 2020:

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

brichandra on Jul 10, 2020:

Thank you for my sweet comment on my profile! I can tell you are such a ray of sunshine! : ) What jumped out at me from your profile is your love for Christmas! It's my favorite time of year...ah, I can't wait for Christmas!! : ) Have a lovely day!

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