Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2024 5:18 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: May 14, 2024
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

ADDRESS UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2022. If you have a round robin/traveling swap to return to me, the P.O. Box 2472 is old. Please PM for new address!

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats, in order of age (NOT intelligence): LuLu (male), Cookie, and Groucho. I enjoy
* reading,
* paper crafting,
* journaling,
* planning,
* essential oils,
* knitting,
* gardening/xeriscaping,
* coloring,
* yoga,
* memory keeping smash book style,
* snail mail/pen palling/happy mail/postcards, and
* Bible journaling and study.


I have always loved to read. I especially like mystery/thriller types of novels (John Grisham, Dean Koontz, Lee & Child) and the occasional romance. My current favorite series is about Armand Gamache and is written by Louise Penny. I don't typically re-read fiction, but this series I plan to!

My favorite books are The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and Watchers by Dean Koontz.

My non-fiction shelves consist primarily of Bible studies & theology, yoga, and genealogy & history reference.

I always have one hard copy fiction, one audible fiction, and 1-2 Bible studies going at a time.

media favorites

I enjoy television more than movies because I appreciate the talent it takes to keep the audience involved for years in a plot. All time favorites include Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Alias, LOST, Big Bang Theory, and x-Files. I may have been a Survivor fanatic since it started. :)

I get hung up on fascinating podcasts sometimes. So much so that I want to take notes on them. Like Serial, Undisclosed, etc.

I spend too much time pinning things I'll never do on Pinterest or in craft swap Facebook groups.


I enjoy knitting (I can only do parallelograms - nothing fancy! - but I'm all about the scarves and potholders) and genealogy.

I'm still trying to find my paper crafting niche....I'm experimenting with making cards, pocket letters, embellishments, flip books, etc. I also love playing with paint. I use journaling cards, stickers, ephemera, etc. in my journals and planners. I use napkins for Bible journaling. So many napkins and bits and pieces that I love...I need to get into collages and glue books!

current junk journal themes that I'm collecting things for: * frogs,
* beach/sea,
* tea time,
* farm animal,
* bear,
* mouse, * cardinals

journaling & planning

I love memory keeping (smash book style, a little Project Life style) and planning. I've had a paper planner all my life and I love seeing more people getting involved in it.

favorite things

I collect/hoard journals and notebooks and office supplies and paper crafting supplies and napkins. It's an obsession.

I also collect mouse figurines and images, Gorjuss girl mini stamps, and location/vacation spoons.

I love butterflies, dragonflies, cats, and mice so they show up in my crafting a lot, along with a general vintage style.

Favorite color is purple

snail mail stuff

POSTCARDS! I love collecting postcards around the world and am a postcrosser! Please write a little about yourself... what makes your town special, what you're currently reading, what your plans are for the weekend. anything!. I love them addressed, written on, stamped, and well traveled

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box. If I leave after my daily mail delivery, I assume the postmark is after the next day's delivery (and pickup) but considering how slow my mailman is, I can't guarantee it is even processed the same day! I try to compensate for this unknown in my sending. :)

If you don't receive, please PM me before rating. I may have a tracking number or other information to locate it and I am always willing to resend.

I rate upon receipt because that what I want people to do for me!


Cindymt rated for Weight loss penpals over. 25 yrs old on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Also, the envelope and stationery is so cute! I will write back ASAP! Jack and Mitzi also say "hi."
Comment: Thanks for all the notes. I have to tell you honestly I never started reading the Longmire books until after I started watching the series. Maybe try The Cold Dish and see what you think. I really enjoyed them all and really the character of Vic was the only one with any differences but I got used to it.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. They will get used next Decembe
Comment: Thanks Christy! I especially like the black bear card!
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thanks, Marc
evanselli rated for SSM: December Sticker Swap on Jan 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of stickers you sent. I’m excited for you to go and see the play, I’m sure it will be wonderful.😊❤️
Comment: Adorable. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks for the playing cards, and the great woodland winter card. I love it! It will definitely be upcycled into a future collage project. I really like Peter Pauper Press stationery :-)
Tara21cd rated for 4 printed napkins to 1 partner #2 on Dec 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty napkins.
adawndria rated for Christmas Washi Tape-USA on Dec 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you . Happy swapping and Happy Holidays
ArtfulFig rated for Heartwarming Christmas Story on Dec 16, 2023
Comment: This was such a lovely surprise! I loved the moving story you sent me. It brought tears to my eyes. I will keep this story in my Christmas binder. I loved all the little extras you sent me --especially the white envelope! That is now on my Christmas tree. I wish I could give you ten stars & hearts. I really appreciate everything you sent to me. Happy Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Merry Christmas & God Bless.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Christianmom rated for Christmas Washi Tape-USA on Dec 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you Christy for the pretty washi tape and the beautiful Christmas card. I love all the Christmas washi tape you sent me. It's all pretty. Looking forward to using it. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you for the card, Merry Christmas to you!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. Mele Kalikimaka!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Cookbook experiences on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cookbook recommendations! Sorry the first one was such a bummer - I often find a lot of that sort. :( Glad the other was a winner!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Atlas Obscura swap on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Oh, don't be nervous! :) Though, I'm always nervous when I send to a host for much the same reason. :) Thanks for the great information! I had planned to visit a local place as well, but it didn't work out for me, either. It's not been as hot - or for as long - as you have down there, but it's been a hot few weeks here and I just don't do well. :(

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

Rainydancer on May 13, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

thelocalman on Dec 15, 2019:

Just received your Texas Map Postcard. Thank you very much! Happy Holidays :)

thisismeAXiD on Nov 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


yvonne401 on Aug 17, 2018:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



ChrisAnne on Aug 15, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home listed as The Christian Homestead (SB won’t let us change it). Glad to have you.

USAFwife on May 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending the additional information about Emily Dickinson! It was nice to learn a little more about her life. I appreciate you taking the time to send the additional information. :) Thank you! Cindi

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