Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2021 6:42 am


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Last Online: September 15, 2021
Birthday: June 26
Country: United States

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I hope my profile gives you a bit of an idea about me as a person.

My Sweetheart and I married on Valentine's Day, 43 years ago.

I am a Christian, a non smoker, a native Texan native to Dallas.

I am experienced at downsizing. February 2020, I gave away, let go of and got rid of 50-75 % of an entire household of belongings and stuff in order to move to a smaller place. Hubby and I are loving our new home and, even though downsizing was quite challenging, it was all worth it.

I have two grown children and an awesome daughter-in-law.

I'm a full-time babysitter to my precious 1 year old grand-puppy, a Dachshund Beagle mix.

I'm a thrift store shopper, and trash day curbside junky. I enjoy repurposing, altering and reusing everything.

I enjoy watching nature from a comfortable perch like from a park bench, picnic table, lawn chair, tree swing or front porch glider. I love the sunshine.

I always get my swaps out on time. I try to rate swaps the day they were received PLEASE, if you don't receive a swap from me send me a message or email so we can try to figure out what happened.

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different styles of music, but my favorites are oldies, classical, country and show tones.

Favorite Movies

I haven't been to the movie theater in years, but If the old classics were being shown, I'd be there frequently.

Favorite Television

Most of my TV programs are recorded allowing me to binge watch programs back to back. I like a wide variety, except politics, I like silly stuff that makes me laugh, history, science, survival, nature, DIY, the bazaar, TV classics, old westerns, kiddy programs, girly flicks and reality TV.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy setting at the window writing to my pen pals while watching backyard nature, birds, raccoon, possum, coyote. I love anything related to letter writing, stationery, stickers, washi tape, handmade envelopes, pretty letter sets.

I like to make cards, post cards and envelopes.

I have a passion for sewing both clothes and home decor. I especially enjoy sewing spring/summer decorations.

It's rewarding to turn discarded stuff into pretty treasures. To update old furniture, upcycle and remodel, reupholster. To make something from nothing, reuse, repurpose, reinvent.


Spring and summer are my favorite seasons, Easter is my favorite holiday. Washi tape, I'm in love with washi tape, how did we live without it, dog and cat washi are my favorite. Birds, butterflies, bicycles are also my favorites. I like all colors and themes and love washi tape with words on it. I have a passion for tiny envelopes. Bible verses, quotes and sayings on stickers or pretty cards make me smile.

I love pocket letters and the small pieces that fill them.

Postcards of all sorts, lighthouses and castles fascinate me.

Unused vintage postage stamps are always lovely and add a touch of nostalgia and romance to my letters.

I like embellishments and paper of all sorts. I adore old stuff, vintage and retro and anything that can be used on my colleges and altered art.


Random things that make me happy:

Anything related to letter writing, stickers, note cards, handmade envelopes, stationery. Postcards, pocket letters, tiny envelopes, washi tape.

Whimsical, funny and motivational sayings and quotes and words printed on pretty paper and cards.

My favorite themes are happy bright colors, spring/summer, birds, flowers, butterflies, owls, cats, dogs, vintage, gardening, cute animals and much more.


My "dislikes" are few, my "likes" are many. I don't appreciate witchcraft, "the dark side", nudity, profanity, goth or gore, pictures of Christ, Halloween, skulls.



Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and postcards. I can't imagine trying to downsize like you did. That is wonderful that it has worked out so well for you
Comment: Thank you for the great note. I particularly loved the quotes that you selected!
neecie rated for 2 page Letter #1 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: thank you so much for your delightful letter > loved the beautiful poetry =) & join you with a hearty welcome to Spring season!!! - neecie :)
SioneSloane rated for Quotes exchange #1 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Doskie, I LOVED YOUR QUOTES!!! I am also very appreciative of all the extra goodies you sent. I feel very fortunate to have had you as my partner. Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Thanks for the fun and interesting letter. I like the washi tape and the way you decorated the envelope. You'll be hearing from me. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Thanks for a friendly letter, I am excited about getting to know you through our correspondence. I loved the lighthouse postcards!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. I loved the postcards and adored the letter. I will write back soon.
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and postcards. No snow yet. Maybe this week! I will write soon!
Aseret25 rated for RAK Destash #1 - January on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I am not allergic to juicy fruit, but the smell does physically make me unwell (so maybe it is an allergy?). I do have a TON of Halloween stuff. I wanted to decorate back in June. We got pumpkins today to carve, but it's supposed to be inthe 80s until next week. So I am going to hd off so they don't turn to mush.
BlueberryLady rated for CF- Our Own Backyards on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Love your very descriptive views of your Back yard... What a Blessing to have all that to enjoy.
MaddiV17 rated for Notecard Penpals USA on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank You soooo much!!! I'll be sending a card back!!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the washi!! (Yes, it is very hard to find chocolate without soy so sometimes I cheat!)
Klymntine rated for 1 Page Letter #18 on Sep 5, 2020
Comment: Doskie, I am cracking up right now, because as I open your orange envelope with its beautiful orange inserts and carrot-orange stamp, I am lounging in an old orange long-sleeve tee, after begging my daughter to put her orange-paint spattered shorts in the wash before bed. What a weekend! :)
bordercolliemom59 rated for 1 Page Letter#19 on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: oh i am so writing you back Bless you dear lady you made my day .
AcinomYtrom815 rated for ATP: 1 page letter #1 on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed letter Doskie! I love the decorated envelope and the beautiful stationary set. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I loved the dog washi and the enclosed letter set. Will post a reply within a few days.
Klymntine rated for Floral Notecard Swap on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Doskie, Thank you so much. ...and, my school colors are Orange & Black (and my college colors were Orange & Blue), so you have a fellow friend in me ;)

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rarjones on Jun 1, 2021:

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday Month!

Rose - CF Group

bb2 on Apr 1, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet Easter card and letter. Easter blessings to you also.

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

bb2 on Dec 13, 2019:

Thank you for the Christmas card and nice letter. Congratulations on the planned retirement in the new year. I am thinking you will love it. Hugs!

ArtyBeth3 on Jun 26, 2019:

Happy happy birthday to you. 🌺🌼🌸

glennasgarden on Jun 26, 2019:


bb2 on Jun 25, 2019:

Sending love from Oregon!

bb2 on Apr 19, 2019:

Thank you for thinking of me with a sweet Easter greeting. You know how I love daffodils. I appreciate you my friend. He is Risen! May you have a very Happy Easter!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

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