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Date Joined: April 17, 2015
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: December 3, 1964
Country: United States
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MY ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SINCE MARCH 2017!!! I have updated changes within the system. For Wishes, Tags, RAK's, Personal Swaps 'please' scroll down to the last page where I have updated my new address in the forums. Thank You!

PLEASE contact me before rating if you haven't received from me, I always send my commitments out on time, however human error can sometimes happen to, from and in-between. I rate the same day that I receive a swap and I will always send a thank you message or post on your profile for wishes, random acts of kindness, winner takes all games, etc... Thank you!

I am very private and reclusive, my favorite time of the day is when I am able to find a few moments to myself... I feel very uncomfortable in large crowds and am rather on the shy side. I am "VERY" old-fashioned! I tend to find my own faults and turn them into humor. I'm a bit like Bridget in the movie Bridget Jones, except I don't smoke nor am I a heavy drinker, but I am very good at embarrassing myself!!! I find that there is no option but to laugh when enough time has passed when I am no longer mortified! I have a "really hard time" with blue, crude, lewd or nasty jokes...especially when they are directed towards women. I can be very sensitive to it and take offense a bit too easily and get especially angry when women make themselves a target!!! I really appreciate clever humor, though it is really hard to find... I resent people who are openly judgmental of those who criticize what they don't understand. I am a misfit in California... I daydream about relocating anywhere that it pretty much rains consistently... Boston, Seattle, England and especially 'Scotland!.' (Though, I'm not quite sure I could endure a the Scottish winters!) I "love" Scotland! I love the seasons, the friendly way you are welcomed, the culture and especially the history! I live near San Francisco, but I definitely "left my heart" in Scotland!" I am very simple and love being a girl! My favorite pleasures in life are rainy days, books, curling up with a good movie, perfume, bubble baths, pajamas, candles, tea, red wine, chocolate, an overly cuddled teddy bear that I named "Prozac".... and Katelyn (our adorable overweight Springer Spaniel)... I believe that the greatest gift given to us are 'time' and 'imagination!' I am a romantic at heart. I believe in Carl G. Jung's Theory of 'Synchronicity' (Meaningful Coincidences.) Serendipity is my favorite word and I believe in 'signs,' and that if we pay attention and follow them that we will end up where we are meant to be... It is silly but I believe there is a reason for everything and that every decision, choice, path that we take leads to yet another and that every single moment (one choice or another) can change the rest of our lives and have ripple effects on others...some choices can change everything!!!

I love sending Random Acts of Kindness to strangers...just knowing that I made someone smile, if but a moment, truly makes my day. Sometimes the smallest of gestures/tokens can really have a positive effect on others...I also believe in Karma!

Pastimes and Guilty Pleasures

  • Reading
  • Rainy Days
  • Tea (*please see below)
  • Blankets
  • Pajamas
  • Bubble Bath
  • Candles
  • Perfume
  • Lotions
  • Chocolate
  • Red Wine
  • Soft Teddy Bears (I'm always on the lookout for Gund!)
  • Simple Summer Dresses (I am most always in a dress, don't like tight fitting clothing!)
  • Cooking (I love trying new recipes! My favorite recipes are Main Dishes/Comfort Food!) I'm not a Vegeterian...
  • Adult Coloring (Johanna Basford)
  • Cross-Stitching and Quilting
  • Pretty yet Simple Feminine Things
  • Jigsaw Puzzles (Springbok/Hallmark!)
  • Scotland!!! (Anything/Everything!) I'm a 'Scotophile!'
  • Medieval History
  • Psychology
  • Written Correspondence through Snail Mail
  • Norse Mythology
  • Native American (Lakota Sioux)
  • Tarot (for Psychology 'not' Fortune Telling!) ~ I believe that we all have 'Free Will!' I also love Lenormand Cards (most are beautiful!)

    *** I have been joining a lot of Tea Swaps, I am happy with 'all' types of tea! My favorite is Black Teas (Earl Grey's, English Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, Black Currant, Black Pomegranate, etc...) White Tea (all flavors!) Herbal Teas (w/o Coconut) ~ I don't care for Green Tea, Chamomile, nor anything Lipton!

Things That Make Me Smile =o)

(Not in order...randomly thinking)

  • Ravens
  • Dragonflies
  • House-Mouse Designs
  • Tea
  • Bookmarks
  • Washi Tape
  • Small wooden birds
  • Birdhouses
  • Recipes (Main Dish, Comfort Food!!!) I'm not a Vegetarian!
  • Stickers (Floral, Birds, Butterflies, Woodland Animals, etc... not teacher, reward)
  • Books
  • Feminine Pretty Things (To me the 'Epitome' of beauty are women -- Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Catherine 'Kate' Middleton... Simple, Beautiful, Elegant, Quiet Natured, Gracious, Humble, Perfectly Mannered)
  • Fountain Pens
  • Red Roses 'with thorns!' When their thorns are removed it breaks my heart, because they are part of the beauty of the Rose
  • Wax Seals
  • Red and Burgundy Nail Polish
  • Hair Jewelry (Pretty yet Simple Grasps, Combs, etc.,) I almost always wear something!
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (Both the Happy Ever After ones as well as the Dark and Gloomy)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Original, not Disney) is my favorite Fairy Tale... 'Inner beauty is greater than physical beauty.'
  • Snail Mail
  • My favorite color is Burgundy (nearly an obsession!)
  • Jigsaw Puzzles (especially 'Impossibles' and 'Springbok' 1,000 pieces)
  • Pepe Le Pew (and Penelope)
  • Candles/Wax Tarts (Yankee Midsummers's Night, Citrus Sage...)
  • Lotions
  • Grumpy (Snow White's Dwarf)
  • Teacups
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Faeries and Pixies
  • Essential Oils
  • Legends, Ghost Stories, Folktales, Fairy Tales
  • Stationary, Note Cards, Journals with Birds
  • Colored Pencils and Pens
  • Unused Vintage Stamps
  • English Springer Spaniels
  • Amish
  • Birdhouses
  • Crystals (Rose Quartz, Amethyst, etc)
  • Norse Mythology and Runes (Elder Futhark)
  • Letter Openers
  • Native American (Lakota Sioux) Legends/Traditions
  • Elephants!
  • Bears!!! (Even Unofficial Panda and Koala's)
  • Wine Toppers
  • Soft Piano Meditative/Relaxing CD's (can be copy ~ won't tell)
  • Quaint cookbooks
  • I collect Elder Futhark Runes (Wooden and Stones) ... I don't believe in using them for Divination! They are just beautiful and part of my ancestral heritage
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Kem Playing Cards (Pretty)
  • Castles
  • Dragons (I'm the Chinese Year of the Dragon)
  • Puzzle Books ('Cryptograms,' 'Logic Problem,' 'Word Searches,' 'Sudoku,' 'Crosswards,' 'Variety')
  • Burgundy (my favorite color) and Pine Green a close second)
  • I love Gund Teddy Bears! They are hard for me to find!
  • Black and White Photography
  • Vintage Stationary
  • Gift of Time and Imagination
  • Celtic Crosses and Designs
  • Anything & Everything Scottish!!!
  • John Cusack! ((Shhh! I cyber-stalk him but in a very healthy, innocent way))

I am...

  • Quiet (Silence is Golden!)
  • Simple
  • Genuine and Honest
  • Feminine
  • A Stickler for Good Manners... Polite and Humble
  • Curious and Imaginative
  • A Scotophile
  • Open Minded
  • Not Religious
  • Not Political
  • Not Racist nor Prejudice
  • Afraid of Spiders
  • Terrified of Clowns!
  • Optimistic... but am human and it may depend how thirsty I am when viewing if the glass half full or half empty
  • Not Materialistic... "Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false." ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • I believe in 'Miracles,' I have been witness to so many, it would be impossible to convince me that they don't exist.

Favorite Music and Musicians

  • Country girl at heart... "George Strait!!!"

  • (Oldies!)

  • George Jones
  • Charlie Pride
  • Patsy Cline
  • Charlie Rich
  • Johnny Cash
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Kitty Wells
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Ray Price
  • Lynn Anderson
  • David Allan Coe... and so many more!

  • (Not so Old!)

  • Brad Paisley sigh....
  • Alan Jackson
  • Jon Pardi
  • Alison Krauss
  • Blake Shelton
  • Eric Church
  • Little Big Town
  • Jason Aldean
  • Band Perry
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Luke Bryan...many, many more!

  • (Also love Southern Rock!)

  • Lynryd Skynrd
  • Black Crowes
  • .38 Special
  • ZZ-Top
  • JJ Grey and Mofro... too many to list!

  • (Adult Alternative!)

  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Counting Crows
  • John Mayer
  • Gin Blossoms
  • The Refreshments
  • The Wallflowers
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Nora Jones ...list goes on!

I love most genres except Rap, Scream Rock, (Some) Jazz, and Hip Hop

Favorite Movies

  • Anything with Robert Ne Niro!!!
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Godfather's I and II
  • PS: I Love You
  • Bridget Jones Diary (Only the first one!)
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Serendipity
  • Love Actually
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Goodfellas
  • Nottinghill
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • You've Got Mail
  • The Notebook
  • Meet the Fockers (all of them!)
  • Casino
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Overboard
  • A Time To Kill
  • Remember The Titans
  • Cape Fear
  • The Holiday
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Runaway Jury
  • Toy Story (all of them)
  • Shrek (mostly the second one!)
  • So I Married an Ax Murderer

Anything with Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Sandra Bullock and Mike Myers starring in the movie!

(A Few Oldies!)

  • Pillow Talk
  • That Touch of Mink
  • Cheyenne Social Club
  • All of the Tammy and Gidget Movies

I love anything with Cary Grant and Doris Day starring in the movie!

Favorite TV Shows

  • Yellowstone ~ (Kayce Dutton...Candy for the imagination...Sigh...)

  • Outlander (Starz Series) ~ Jamie Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser Oh My!!!
  • The Vikings (History Channel Series)
  • Arrested Development
  • Sex and the City
  • Downton Abby
  • The Sopranos
  • Deadwood
  • Ozark
  • Dead to Me
  • History, Discovery & Food Network Channels

My Favorite Books/Authors


I like most genres except for Horror, Sci-Fi, True Crime (w/gore,) and Self-Help

  • Favorite book when I was young "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
  • Favorite book as an adult "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon
  • Favorite children's book "Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo" by Dr. Seuss ~ I love this book because 'Cause and Effect' ~~Synchronicity!!!

Some of my Favorite Authors:

  • Jodi Picoult
  • Nora Roberts
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • John Grisham
  • Jill Mansell
  • Mary Balogh
  • John Irving
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Marian Keyes
  • Julie Garwood
  • Cecelia Ahern
  • Jodi Thomas
  • LaVyrle Spencer
  • Maggie Osborne
  • Karen Ranney
  • Teresa Medeiros
  • Susan King
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • Victoria Thompson
  • Dean Koontz (when I am feeling brave!)

So Many More...List is Endless!

My favorite poet is Edgar Allan Poe... He is the perfect Jungian archetype of the "Shadow" He led an eccentric life, and a really sad life; tormented, but he represents some sort of collective sorrow. I think most people go through life and try not to feel those dark things...too vulnerable. We want to push away and deny all of those things. Poe's writing allows us a glimpse, a visualized version of our own shadow side that we hide from.

Both Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Original Tales as well as the Happily Ever After revised Fairy Tales

My Favorite Swaps =o)

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Tea
  • Washi Tape
  • Pen Pal
  • Brighten Someone's Day
  • Flipbooks
  • Etsy Surprise
  • Snail Mail (of any kind)
  • Wrapped Christmas Stocking Stuffers
  • Bookmarkers
  • Books


Stocking Stuffer Ideas (I also use a Christmas Gift Bag next to my Stocking for larger stuffers!)

  • Washi Tape
  • Scented Tea Light/Votive and/or Tart Candles
  • Bookmarks
  • Bath Bomb
  • Altoids
  • Crystals (Rose Quartz, Amethyst, etc...)
  • Mini Pretty Medicine Container
  • Pretty Hair Combs/Clips
  • Pens
  • Glue Runner Tape
  • Flavored Lip Balm
  • Mini Lotions
  • Essential Oils
  • Tourist Playing Cards
  • Nail Polish (Pink, Red, Burgundy)
  • File Buffers
  • Inexpensive Gift Card
  • Fun Shaped Paper Clips
  • Gel Pen (Any Color)
  • Pretty Mini Notepad
  • Wine Topper
  • Soft (Aloe) Socks
  • Pretty Embellishments for Crafting
  • Sugar-Free Gum
  • Chocolate (closer to winter so it won't melt)
  • Charms for Purse/Key-chain
  • Notecards
  • Mini-Books
  • Anything with Raven or Dragonfly
  • Mini Puzzles
  • Bubble Bath
  • Sour Gummy's
  • Pretty Tea Infuser
  • Scented Small Candles
  • Souvenir Spoons
  • Biscotti (with late expiration due to season)
  • Inexpensive Mini Booklight
  • Mini Jelly and/or Jams
  • Chocolate Stir Sticks for Coffee
  • Small Rubber Stamp
  • Wax Stamps
  • Heart Shaped Rose Quartz
  • Address Labels
  • Tea Samples (Tea Forte, etc...)
  • Mini Scented Hand Sanitize
  • Hand/Foot Soaks
  • Paperback Book
  • Puzzlebooks
  • Highlighters
  • Bath Salts
  • Calligraphy Pen Ink Cartridge Refills
  • Kuerig Coffee Samples
  • Scotch Tape
  • Licorice
  • Cute Coffee/Tea Mug
  • Jelly Belly's
  • Mini Fairy Garden Items
  • Metallic Gel Pen
  • Inexpensive Etsy Items
  • Wine Glass Charms
  • Something Scottish
  • Mini Stapler
  • Herb Seeds (Mint, Basil, Rosemary, Chives, etc
  • Flower Seeds that Grow in Central California
  • Pretty Stickers
  • Salt Water Taffy
  • Mini Cookbooks
  • Floral Sachets
  • 'Prismacolor Premier' Pencils (Only a couple individual (due to expense) of your favorite colors) -- I love and use 'all' colors!
  • Stress Stones
  • Scented Foot Creme
  • Cute Shaped Teaspoon or Tablespoon
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Sweet Tarts
  • A Roll of Thin Burgundy or Pine Green Ribbon
  • Cute Post-it Notes
  • Pez Despenser
  • Andes Chocolate Mints
  • Scented Soap
  • List is endless.......

Lost in mail...?

Please contact me if you don't receive a swap that I committed myself to, I always send on time and have never flaked! I am happy to resend! When I sign up for a swap I put a lot of time and effort into each one, hoping to make my partner(s) happy :) I rate my swaps the same day that I receive them (sworn promise!) If I haven't rated you... please let me know!!

Angels: Thank you so much!!!

  • A 'BIG' hug and thank you to @crochetjunkie for being an angel for the Mega Washi Tape 3! You brightened my day by adding the pretty flower stickers! xxx

  • A huge thank you to @tyshadragon for being an angel for the Simple Tea Swap-Worldwide Swap!!!

  • Thank you @oneryswife for being an angel for UHM Pen Pals Wanted Swap! (Big Hug!)

  • I am an Angel for Who Wants a New Friend---sent letter to @MrsSkywalker :) I'm sorry that your partner flaked on you ((Hugs!!!))

Tags, RAK's, Swaps, Wishes and Games I'm involved in/committed to:

A Wish Granted USA - January - being sent to:


One on One Tags

Thank you for taking time to read my profile!


Comment: Hi! Thank you for the cards and extra! I especially love the skeleton card.
Camiliann rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #4~Swap #4 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards! I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Hollycarole92 rated for Happy Mail #6 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the washi!
bethe rated for Tea for two, yum #2 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: I really appreciate you checking my profile and I cannot wait to try! Thank you!
Pumpkin1984 rated for Tea for two, yum #2 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the yummy tea and cute notecard!
andee73 rated for Tea for two, yum #3 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the teas, I can't wait to try them!
Carollee922 rated for Tea for two, yum on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great teas!
Response: You're welcome :)
renate rated for tea swap for tealovers 21 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice variety off tea
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card & envelope (The monogram is cool). I am always amazed at all the different playing cards out there. I really like the unique cards you sent, it's an extra bonus when they are fun on the suit side too! โ™ฅ๏ธ
Response: You're welcome :) Thank you for rating me with a heart!
nancylee rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: I can feel a chil in the air and autumn breezes - thank you
Response: Thank you!
aprilivy rated for Tea and Bookmarks -USA only #5 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: It is so wonderful to have a swap from you again!!!! I love the beautiful rose notecard and those teas are really exciting to try!! Best of all I got to hear a little bit about what my friend has been up to!!! Thank you for a lovely swap!!
Response: Thank you for rating me with a heart!
whirlwend rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the envie full of goodies! Happy days to you too!
Response: You're welcome :)
SunflowerRose rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Loved the goodies
Response: Thank you for rating me with a heart!
Chechel2 rated for Happy Mail #6 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Canโ€™t wait to try the tea! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: It was great to hear from you again! I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I hope you are doing well considering all that's going on. PS - Chandler has a population about 260,000. Not small, not big. Just right. :)
Response: Thank you Tracey :)
Comment: Thank you love the gardening ones
Response: You're welcome :)
colleenbUSA rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful profile deco!
Response: Thank you for my heart rating!

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SwapwithMisty on Oct 12, 2021:

Hi Carol Ann,

I sent you a message asking if you have received the envelope from me for the brighten my week swap?? If you do not receive it in a few days, please let me know and I will re-send! Thanks!

greenwindow on Sep 18, 2021:

greenwindow on Sep 18, 2021:

Fall profile deco!


LeaTheShark on Sep 16, 2021:

Happy Fall! Here is your fall profile deco <3

rarjones on Sep 15, 2021:

Happy Fall ya'll - Fall Profile Deco - September

tcornell on Sep 9, 2021:


tcornell on Jan 16, 2021:

Wow- it was great to hear from you again! I've missed you as well. I hope that everything is going well for you... โ™ฅ Tracy

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


tcornell on Mar 10, 2019:


Carol Ann, I hope everything is alright... Miss you!

tcornell on Feb 8, 2019:


I haven't heard from you in awhile, I hope that everything is ok! xo Tracy

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