Swap-bot Time: May 8, 2021 1:03 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: May 8, 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 donโ€™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 Amandaโ€™s insiders. I am amazed at the work I have produced and they hang on my wall. Itโ€™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 wine๐Ÿท 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, donโ€™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) 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 donโ€™t waste your time on.


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really donโ€™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


aligurl75 rated for Swaps - A Note for Fun on May 4, 2021
Comment: Wow!! Your summer sounds tremendously busy. That is so wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful Summer and lots of fun. Thank you for sending the extra notecard. They are always appreciated :)
Response: Your welcome and thanks for the heart
pynart2 rated for Swaps - A Note for Fun on May 1, 2021
Comment: You always surprise me with your creativity, Loved ! Loved it all, the booklet note and the pixs. wow!
Response: Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I like to try creative things. Fun being partners!!!
Carollee922 rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on May 1, 2021
Comment: My brother lives on Maui and I have heard how people are resentful. It isn't hard to understand when rich jerks like Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison keeping buying it from underneath Native Hawaiians using questionable tactics. I agree with them. i do love to go and learn all I can about the history and do what I can to help preserve the wildlife and land. I get to go all the time, I am so blessed.
Burger1girl rated for Swaps - A Note for Fun on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Oh how wonderful!! Your travel plans are awesome and I dream of when I can do that!! My husband will be partially retiring...he has macular degenerative eyes. He is more of a homebody but he likes when I can go out and about with friends on road trips. I meet a fellow swapper in June!! SHe will be coming from the western parts, I live in the SE!!. We are so excited, going to rent a home for a few days and play tourist in Savannah Ga! I hope you have safe travels and tons of awes and beauty!! Go forth and discover your dreams!!
Response: What a blast that would be!!! How exciting, I would love a road trip to meet my swapbot friends, thanks for the heart โค๏ธ
Rosa1 rated for Swaps ~ A Letter and Tea on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: beautiful letter ~ thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for Quick Notecard Swap on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecards and your letter! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #242 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. What a pretty notecard you made.
Response: Thanks! Itโ€™s something I enjoy doing. Thanks for the heart. I will drop you a line soon,
Cindymt rated for A Note For You # 95 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you! And I apologize for the late rating!
Response: Better late than not at all!!! ๐Ÿ˜„
amccracken109 rated for Write a letter quick swap #8 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and the pretty bookmark! And, yes, it was Stonewall Jackson you were near. It was probably taken at the Battlefield where the statue currently stands.
Response: Your welcome. It was a battlefield. Glad itโ€™s still there! Thank you for the rating
Comment: So great to hear from you. Your envelope you made me is a keeper for sure. Very nicely done. And your card too. Really does look like the rolling ocean waves. I have your letter in my pile to respond too. Spring is here for sure and I cannot wait to get my hands into the earth for plantings. Take care, thank you so much for lovely mail.
Response: So pleased you like it. Canโ€™t wait to hear from you and an update.
coleenfranks rated for Teabag swap on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Great looking teas, Lauri. And I love the cute little house stamps. So darling. Thank you. Wish I could give you another heart.
Response: I am just glad you are happy!!!! Enjoy!
Maddashin rated for Just Because Postcard Swap#30 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Hi Laurie! Wow! What a wonderful package you sent me, I absolutely loved everything about it! So many extras and all so pretty! I also loved the postcard. The handmade envelopes and card are beautifuI, you are very talented. I also really liked that you sent me such a long note with it, I will definitely check out the movie you recommended and I hope you will keep enjoying your scrapbooking and watercolouring, it sounded great :) Thank you so so much!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. Its a joy to make my art and have it appreciated!. Thank you for the heart
junemoon rated for Write A letter Quick swap #7 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Loved it! -- great envie design, and lively letter with such wonderful travels now that you're retired. Loved reading about all the places you went and all the things you saw..
Response: Thank you, I love to share my travels. Thanks for heart
Burger1girl rated for Bookmarks and Tea Usa only #3 on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: I was so happy to receive this awesome swap, you sound like a lovely lady. I too just became artsy(acrylic canvas artist 4 yrs ago) WOw, you travel a lot! I envy you! You seem so be so happy and that makes me happy!!Thank you for the abstract bookmarks, the vase reminds me of the Van Gogh flower vase. Love the teas!!
Response: So pleased you liked it, yes I thought Van Gogh too! Just hope I am not crazy...enjoy the tea and thank you for the heart
Comment: Me again! ;) I received both of your swaps this week. Thanks for the letter. It may take me a couple months, but I will write back eventually. :)
Response: Enjoy hearing from you!
Ree87 rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #6 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard Lauri! How cool (and scary) that you could drive right up to the volcano! Best wishes :)
Response: Wish I could of seen the lava, thanks for the heart
MarHelene rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #237 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: As usual, mail from you is a treat!
Response: Thanks!!! I try!!!
user6937 rated for SPCP: Sender's Choice #312058 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: This is very different than what I usually get, but quite interesting, thanks! I went on a cruise back in 2006 (too long ago) to Hawaii. We stayed for a week in Honolulu before the cruise left, then visited the Big Island, Maui and Kawaii. I'd move there in a flash - just loved it. Thanks for the memories :)
Response: I know the feeling...to expensive now. I hope it was a good interesting swap. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you! I will answer soon. Look forward to our friendship.
Response: As I, thank you for the heart

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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 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ

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 ๐Ÿ’Œ Mini Happy Mail #2!!! ๐Ÿ’Œ (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

Merimax on Aug 27, 2019:

Thank you for the photos and letter, also for the postcards and stamps that you had snail-mailed for the Photo of your house swap. Most kind of you.

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