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Date Joined: June 11, 2009
Last Online: November 19, 2014
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a happily married 37 year old mother of three girls, ages 6,10 and 15.....

For most of my time as a Swap-bot member that first sentence was all that I had listed to describe myself. I was just a mom and a wife living a very normal comfortable life. The summer of 2012 things changed dramatically when I started experiencing random bouts of abdominal pain. Long story short I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at the age of 36. I was told that I would need surgery one day in October and when I fully regained consciousness it was almost Christmas and I was in a different hospital. When I awoke I could not speak, walk or even move over on my side without assistance. My arms were littered with scars from multiple IV attempts. I went a full week without looking at myself and when I did I was horrified, my skin had darkened and I looked skeletal. My children visited me for Christmas and my youngest daughter entered the room and said who is that? I spent a totally of 4 months in the hospital, away from my family. Anyway, I have now been home for a year :) I am a shadow of my former self but I am still here. I am undergoing chemotherapy and it is about as awful as it gets but I am willing to fight so that I can be here for my little ones and my husband (my big baby) :)

3/7/14 I just found out after 16 rounds of chemotherapy and the horrible side effects that that brings, that my cancer is growing...

I am devastated!

Favorite Music

I like all kinds of music, I don't limit myself to any particular genre. If I hear a song and it moves me, I like it. But nothing vulgar. My iPod has it all rock, pop, rap, country, classical, big band and jazz.

Favorite Books

I will read just about anything. I have always had a thing for horror particularly Stephen King. Some of my other favorite authors/poets are John Grisham, John Steinbeck, Langston Hughes, Harper Lee, and Richard Wright.

Favorite Movies

Of course I love anything that will scare me but again I am open to anything. Some of my favorites are Sling Blade, The Notebook, Good Will Hunting and Remember the Titans. I love anything with Will Smith, Independence Day, Men in Black and Hancock. I also enjoy Phillip Seymour Hoffman's films, he was a great talent. He will be missed.

Favorite Television

I like to watch old family sitcoms, like Roseanne and Cosby. I also like the walking dead and American Horror Story.

Favorite Crafts

I have 3 girls and we love crafting. I am teaching myself to sew and I am really enjoying it but my first love is cooking and baking!

Wish List


  1. Buttons
  2. Ribbon
  3. Anything from my ETSY Favorites
  4. Fabric/Fabric Scraps
  5. Anything from my Amazon Favorites
  6. Polymer Clay
  7. Ceramic Buttons
  8. Address Labels / unused stamps
  9. Polymer Clay Molds
  10. Sharpies
  11. Wood Laundry Pins
  12. Travel Guides and Travel Magazines
  13. Cooking Magazines
  14. Embellishments
  15. Mini colored glue sticks for my hot glue gun
  16. I love bold, bright colors. My favorite colors are red and yellow.
  17. Candles
  18. Handmade sock monkey
  19. Altoid tins or any similar tin
  20. Readers digest issues (old or new)
  21. Composition Book
  22. Any Altered Composition Book
  23. Crafting Magazines or Books
  24. Scrunchies
  25. Rubber Stamps
  26. Mint Green Items
  27. My Little Pony
  28. Blistex medicated lip ointment
  29. SalonPas hot gel pain patch
  30. Heated Knee wraps
  31. Horror novel
  32. Novelty pens
  33. Gift Card (Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart)
  34. Comfy socks


  1. Glitter ( Although Glitter Glue is Fine)
  2. Batik fabric
  3. Feathers
  4. Tea
  5. Candy or gum
  6. Emory boards or nail files (I really do not like emory boards, please, please do not send them)
  7. Bath and Body items
  8. Make-up or Fragrances
  9. Any items that smell like smoke or that have a musty odor.
  10. Paper ephrema
  11. I don't dislike the following but have way too many notecards, notepads, and scrapbook paper, my craft room is overrun with these items so I would prefer not to receive more.





Lindalou62 rated for Secret Santa Rainbow R8: PINK on Jan 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much!!! Sorry I thought I rated you the day I recieved it. Linda
audball55 rated for Stuff it! To the max! on Mar 25, 2014
Comment: Thanks!!!
Comment: Wow! I found the most awesome package outside my door today! From the cute packaging to everything you sent, especially the smashbook, it's awesome! And thank you so much for including my daughter, she of course loves the strawberry shortcake stickers! Thank you and a million hearts:)
SusieQ730 rated for FEBRUARY- Extra happy mail (USA) on Feb 22, 2014
stephhaus rated for A Scavanger Hunt - February USA on Feb 21, 2014
LadyWoods rated for Color Me Whimsey #3 *Yellow* on Feb 20, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: What a great bunch of stuff! I LOVE it. Thank you!
kiki95816 rated for Valentine's Day Whimsey Jar on Feb 8, 2014
Comment: What a wonderful jar. Thank you for the Valentine towel also that wrapped the jar. Love the heart punch. Thanks so much for everything.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the thoughtful goodies! What a wonderful package! Extra hearts for you <3 <3
institches rated for Pick 3 Plus a Tote for Kids on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Ethan loved everything you sent to him. He would pull the items out and say "Look Nana, look!" Fantastic swap!
rmrascal rated for Amazon Wishlist Swap- US Only. on Jan 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you Erica! I adore this cookie cutter.I will be making gingerbread moose heads or maybe sugar cookie moose heads,,,,,, :) Thank you so much.I just received a 2nd cookie cutter A full moose :) thank you so much.You deserve another heart.
Peachapatchi rated for 4 ounces of FUN- USA only on Jan 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun items, I love everything! The My Little Pony was fun to open :)
mahlermail rated for Color Me Whimsey #1 *RED* on Jan 17, 2014
Comment: Super fun - my first whimsy jar! Thanks so much!
Leashah rated for Leashah & TechGirl10: Matchboxes on Oct 6, 2012
Comment: WOW!!! I just LOVE how you presented this, it's so creepy and spooky and AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for a fabulous swap!!! <3 <3 <3
Comment: Holy cow, Batgirl! What a joy to open this box! I am completely thrilled, and moved by your generosity. Thank you. The I <3 DC piggy bank is such a great find, and the Orioles peanuts -- OMG!!!!!! I love it all, thank you so much, Erica.
jandmterry rated for R = REDO on Sep 12, 2012
Comment: I love it!!!! I have been wanting something similar since I saw a little jar like it in pinterest.
eyeskater rated for Dollar Store Scavenger Hunt on Sep 4, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the awesome package:) We picked the same item for "boring but useful" What could be more boring than a towel? a toilet brush maybe? Thank you for the Dollar Tree gift card too. You are fabulous!
highteacandles rated for Favorite color lucky parcel on Aug 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for all the awesome yellow goodies!!

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LittleDonnaGirl on Feb 19, 2015:

~Thinking of you today.~

LittleDonnaGirl on Dec 6, 2014:

Just stopping by to say "hi." Thinking of you today. :o)

Jamnj on Nov 19, 2014:

Glad you are back! I hope this is a sign that you are feeling better. Something we can be grateful for this Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

LittleDonnaGirl on Sep 29, 2014:

~Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.~

LittleDonnaGirl on Aug 29, 2014:

~Thinking of you today.~

LittleDonnaGirl on Jul 20, 2014:

Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. :o) Please let me know if there is anything more I can do.

shannonlinde on Jul 7, 2014:

Thinking about you today!! I have a little something for you, if you don't mind sharing your address. You can PM me. Shannon Linde :)

trula on Jul 6, 2014:

Sending good wishes your way!

hollycm6 on Jun 30, 2014:

Hugs and prayers for you and your family. Keep fighting! We love you.

cmdunderground on Jun 29, 2014:

Thank you do much for the huge package RAK of greeting cards! That was so generous of you!!!

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