Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 9:20 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: July 28, 2021
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: I am officially retired! And a member of the RGC. Retired Girls Club as of June 26, 2020

Returning from RGC trip to Vegas 7-5-2020. Gal bought a condo!!!! Now we have a place to crash

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 54 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 25 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of 5 year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 39 and my twins, John and Chris 36 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender fUPDATE: 5 YEARS LATER, we have painted it gray. I was ready for a change The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine, I don’t watch regular TV as we do not have cable. I would rather watch my favorite you tubes, Now I am taking an abstract art class on line called Amanda’s insiders. I am amazed at the work I have produced and they hang on my wall. It’s the best 19.99 a month for its value, a class every week but what more, we have developed a community of artis from all ranges.


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL New UPDATE: The nfl got their heads out of their butts and I will watch football now, I am an army brat and disrespecting our flag is nothing I can tolerate. Leave it at that. UPDATE: back to boycotting the NFL.

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaping. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

Watercoloring is my new passion. Found a teacher and well, don’t be surprise if you get a card from me with one of my watercolors.

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade. Just took a road trip to Arches, Moab Utah, Colorado ! Iowa , Mt Rushmore and finally Yellowstone. Now retired so much of America remains to be seen. Europe is out these days sadly. I have 3 retired girlfriends so we made the RGC. Retired Girls Club. We have already taken a trip to Vegas where one of the gals bought a condo! I do the itinerary. 2021 i hope will see us in New Zealand, home of the HOBBIT and Lords of the Ring. We keep putting it off but this maybe the year. We must watch the trilogies about twice a year.


Things I like Sparkling stuff, Photos of you or your travels Hand made cards, Washi tape, tea ( no green or early grey). and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes Any information, brochures, maps, ideas about Germany or Austria. Best info is by those who know. So, if your writing to me and have travel experience in those countries, please tell me about it. Maybe things on don’t waste your time on.


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks


Candace rated for Traveling Letter Set #2 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for the rating
Comment: Thank you for the great letter and postcards. I so enjoyed reading your letter and learning more about you.
Response: Thank you I am glad you liked everything . Feel free to drop a line sometime. Thanks for the ❤
KaurG rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #250 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! I really enjoyed reading about your weekend, sounds like you guys had a lot of fun on your trip! 💜
Response: Glad you finally got my letter! Thank you for the heart
Aurora1 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #251 on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: Hello! Thank you thank you for your happy mail. It sincerely brightened my day! I will write back soon! Aurora
Response: You are welcome. I loved the way the colors blended ..really enjoyed the process of making the card and envelope.
Valval rated for Write a letter quick swap #10 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! 🥰
Response: Thanks for the heart
Sendingkindness rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely teas, sweet note, and cool insect stickers! I adore everything. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated <3
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I find joy in sending happy mail!!!
Flamingoloon rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I mostly drink black tea too, but I'm expanding my horizons. I bought a kettle that heats at different temperatures, so it isn't too hot for white, green and oolong teas. It has helped a great deal, the green tea is no longer bitter, and the white is a bit more flavorful. Not a fan of Patricia Cornwell, I tend to avoid really graphic descriptions of violence, something she seems to specialize in. I've started reading the Longmire series, so many people have told me how great it is. And I plan to watch the series on Netflix, but I need to read the first couple of books first. My twins are now 24 and on their own, I no longer have to run after them and make them do things they don't want to do. Whew!
cynaemon rated for Take a Walk Notecard on Jun 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely walk and the great pictures. It really does look like faeries live there. I really enjoyed reading about your walk.
Response: Thank you, I is magical ! Thanks for the heart
megan1230 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #245 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: I have so much to say about this swap! First off, it arrived, haha! Whenever the USPS sends me stuff back I'm always so annoyed but it happens more than I want it to. Secondly, what a wild weekend that was! I haven't flown anywhere in a few years! You make it sound so easy! Also, thank you so much for the goodies and the envelope was perfect! Lastly, YOU ARE SO TALENTED!! I love your flower painting! I'm going to hang it up, it's gorgeous! Thank you SO SO much. Absolutely worth the wait!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. Appreciate it. Tickled you are hanging my art😀
Maddashin rated for Write a letter quick swap #9 on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Wonderful note card! So pretty. Love birds. Great note Thanks 🙏
Response: Thank you for the heart
Comment: Lauri! Your letter definitely brightened my day, starting from the amazing pineapple envelope, right down to the thoughtful letter and elephant earrings! Wow! Also, I've always wondered what an ATC was, so now I know! :) Thank you again for such a kind and generous letter. P.S. If I could give you more hearts, I would. <3 <3 <3
Response: Thank you so much! You brighten my day!
Eulegirl rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the tea. I've never been to Hawaii. During quarantine, I read a book called Moloka'i about the leper colony. It was a very powerful book!
Response: A good movie made in the 60’s I think. Very touching. Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart
Comment: This was such an amazing letter, thank you very much Lauri! The little gift is incredible - you have a real skill being able to draw that small & still have such detail! ☺️
Response: So glad you like them, hope they fit in your miniature house.
Maddashin rated for A Note For You # 102 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Wow! Sorry to hear about New Orleans. I stayed on St Charles and it was nice. I took a trolly once. Enough for me. Local tour guy told me to stay away from them. They follow you and rob you. Good enugh for me. I loved it. Took Ubers from my hotel and did not walk around. My trip was at Christmas and fabulous. Or I should say around Christmas I would go agsin. I did so much Beautiful note card. Thanks for stationery. Christine
Response: Glad you had a good experience, guess it was just the wrong time to visit. Thanks for the heart!
Lilyhax rated for A springtime letter on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your letter. It sounds like you did a lot of gardening. I love cherry blossom trees.
Response: Well I can understand that! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Hi Lauri Wow I want to visit Camas so badly right now!! Thanks for a wonderful swap, I would so hike with you and be still and enjoy nature!! I love waterfalls and listening to birds, insects and all the sounds of nature. Thanks so much for the lovely pictures and the letter. I would so love to sit on that big log and watch the water falling down!! Beautiful!!Winston is adorable and my father in law had a yorkie named Sadie, Sadie lived to be 17. Columbia Gorge is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your home place with me.
Response: It takes a swap like this to remind us where we Live! Thanks for the heart.
Jillemina rated for A Note For You # 100 on May 20, 2021
Comment: WOW! Thank you for such a wonderful swap! I really enjoyed reading your letter. I've never been to New Orleans, but have spent some time on the beautiful Florida beaches! I love the pictures you sent. It made the swap so personal. Thank you also for the tea and washi! Thank you so much for brightening my day!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it. Glad to be home though! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the washi and cute sticker
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart

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Valval on Jul 1, 2021:

Thank you for the letter! And for the tip about my profile! I’m excited to send you a letter back, we have a bit in common!

Petaltea on Mar 26, 2021:

Your Hawaii postcard came today Lauri!! That is so cool. Thank you for sending. It looks so beautiful and I hope you had a great time!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:

I am so sorry I flaked on the letter writing with you! Things got topsy turvy what with covid & all, and I blanked out! Hopefully you can get your traveling back on soon. I was in Vegas this last January, unfortunately not a lot f gambling, but visiting. Happy belated birthday!!!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:
1koolkrafter on Feb 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎈🎁

Petaltea on Dec 22, 2020:

kizzlets on Oct 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the floral photos and cute dog stickers in response to the 💌 Mini Happy Mail #2!!! 💌 (USA) swap I sent. Much appreciated!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

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

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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