Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 7:49 pm


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: September 17, 2021
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats, in order of age (NOT intelligence): LuLu (male), Baxter, and Cookie. 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

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. Some of the things I'm currently using:

  • Hobonichi cousin avec - memory keeping
  • Happy Planner classic - swap and pen pal logs
  • Happy Planner classic - scripture writing & gratitude
  • standard midori TN - planner
  • standard midori TN inserts - Bible studies, errand runner, craft supply inventory (it's a problem that I even need this)

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.

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!

PEN PALS! I love snail mail and would love to have more pen pals, especially outside the United States.

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box or the post office itself. 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! But please know that I don't go to the post office to pick up mail every day. :)


geologist rated for Traveling Book Card Round 36 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Christy, thank you for the additional postcard!
Soph rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #57 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Your swap arrived safely. Thank you for the extra cards!
Comment: Thank you
lovenita rated for MMHWH - 10 Project Life Cards on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: I got your project life cards and I love how you packaged them! Thank you so much :)
Comment: Thanks so much! Appreciate the postcard too!
marclively rated for Playing Card Surprise! #1 on Sep 6, 2021
AJ73 rated for LSRUS Travelling Postcard Round 12 on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards for Round 12. I'll sign and get them ready for Round 13. Thanks, too for the playing cards!!!
Comment: Thanks for all the cards. I especially love the Van Gogh and Picasso cards.
Comment: It took a month to get hereplus through a war too;,The envelope was ripped up and the PO put it in another envie. I recd the wonderful playing cards, which I don't have and 15 Journal cards. I hope there wasn't anything else. Thank you for all the extras.Have a great day. bearnbabs
Response: Wow! At least it finally got there - I was just thinking the other day that I needed to check in with you about it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty playing cards and postcards! Have a great weekend! ^_^
Comment: thanks
dmwcheng rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #4 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the washi tapes and your generosity! =)
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for this Wonderful swap.
jillybird rated for CPG-Napkin swap-US on Aug 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful napkins. I look forward to using them!
USAFwife rated for R&W What I'm reading postcard on Aug 18, 2021
Comment: You have quite a list of current reads! :) I've gotten to be like that too, several books at once, all different styles. Thanks for sharing - I liked the postcard too :)
Comment: I love the cards you sent! I look forward to using them, although not in the near future. All the birthdays I know of have happened already.
Jillemina rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: LOVE! I love the article and your story about your trip to Alaska. I love things like this. I love meeting and talking with random people, we can learn so much for each other if we just listen. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I actually just forwarded on to my mother. So you uplifted 2 people lives with this swap.
Response: That's awesome!
samsstuff rated for CL: Traveling Book Card 35 on Aug 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending this to me, to finish. I started it & now I'm finishing it, to send back to it's owner.
kssunlover1947 rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #22 on Aug 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Yoga cat card. Actually I love getting naked and written cards from that set. That way I can keep them for myself.

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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!


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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

Lucine on Dec 13, 2017:

Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy playing in my mini rubber stamp book:))

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