Swap-bot Time: February 6, 2023 3:20 pm


Date Joined: September 5, 2013
Last Online: July 10, 2022
Birthday: September 19, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

Jan 2021- I'm on medical leave for the next 4-6 weeks and won't be doing any swaps. If you are waiting for a rating, let me know. I went back and checked all my swaps but just in case I missed one.

Regarding swaps...there are occasions when I mail out my swaps on the due date but after the mail is collected for the day. My local post office collects mail from the drive up boxes at 530pm. If I don't make it in time, the swap is still mailed on the correct date even though it won't go off until the next business day. I let my partners know as this may cause a next day postage mark. I'm committing to getting my swaps sent out much earlier instead of waiting to the last day.

I'm day dreamer, star gazer, well wisher, and free with whimsy.

Most of all, I'm completely, unapologetic-ally ME!

I currently live in Kentucky with my husband and new Tabby kitty, Miso. Although I'm a southern girl at heart, I lived in NY for 9 years where I met and married my husband of 10 years. He's a fuzzy man-bear. I work as a case manager for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. One of my passions is helping people find their voice and knowing what they're capable of. My husband and I pastor together at a small, country church and I'm also pursuing ordination. My life did a 180* when I came to Jesus, and I love sharing my story.

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I'm a, "stop and smell the roses," type lady! It's not uncommon for me to spontaneously take off and drive. I love day trips to cutesy, little villages, farm markets, and state parks. Hiking and exploring waterfalls is my new craze. I crave the unique and different life brings.

I enjoy spring showers, summer nights, autumn bonfires, and moonlit snowfall. I find comfort in nature, oddities, and the hilarity life brings. I love making the old new again!

I fancy good coffee, crunchy bagels, hot tea, dark chocolate, all ethnic foods, and extra sharp cheese. I'm a foodie and develop my own recipes. I plan on having a cookbook one day.

I enjoy country, vintage, and retro styles. I love pin-up hair, bright red lip stick, and heels. Okay, I really mean comfortable flats. hehe

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Favorite Crafts

Painting- I'm not a pro but enjoy water colors, acrylics, and paint markers. I usually find a design on pinterest and have fun. I'm a pinterest freak!

Things I like making: burlap wreaths, cake stands, candle holders, and decorative signs.

Gardening- I love, love, love flowers everywhere!

I love stationary, stickers, washi tape, magnets, pens, and pretty blank note cards. I enjoy sending cards and journaling.

Baking desserts and decorating cakes are a long time hobby. I swoon for cute cupcake liners, toppers, sprinkles, and pie pans.


Purple, black cats, Pusheen, tea time, wooden jewelry, cookbooks, old recipes, mason jars, rural living, pretty scarves, hippie bags, bare feet on the grass, antique tea cups, chia seeds, beef jerky, fine chocolate, stickers, post cards, note cards, pens/pencils, post it notes, wooden signs, decals

Homemade, second hand, and fair trade! Let's live intentionally and responsibly.

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Let's talk tea!!! If anyone would like to do private tea swaps, I'm game, message me! My favorites... Clipper, Baltimore Tea Company, Bigelow, Stash. I enjoy Guayusa, Mate, Chai, herbal, floral, fruity, earthy teas.

I'm not a fan of apricot, licorice, or jasmine teas. I also don't care for teas with artificial sweeteners. Natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, agave, monk fruit are fine.

I love, love, love coffee!!! My favorite brands are Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company, Equal Exchange, Stump Town. I prefer dark roast. I'm not a fan of exotic flavors such as strawberry cheese cake coffee(why?!?). I rather eat a slice of cheese cake. HAHA. That's weird to me.

Coffees like vanilla, hazelnut, bourbon pecan, pumpkin spice, and etc are fine.

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Favorite Books

Books- I'm a Jesus freak and nerd.

The Bible particularly Proverbs, Luke, Romans, and Hebrews.

Heart of a Good Pastor, HB London

Grace is Greater, Kyle Idleman

Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen

The Gospel of Mark, by Michael Card

Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Anything C.S Lewis, NT Wright, Walter Brueggemann, John and Charles Wesley, Thomas Merton, and all sorts of theology, social issues, leadership, psychology, and spiritual growth books.


Better Homes and Gardens

Southern Living

Food Network

Vintage Style

Food and Wine

Real Simple

Eating Light

Ball Canning

I also enjoy cookbooks, home decor magazines, and reading DIY/baking blogs.


I have a wide ranges of musical flavors: Carbon Leaf, The Decemberists, Simon and Garfunkel, Barenaked Ladies, Mika, Styx, Journey, Evanescence, Brandi Carlile, Allison Kraus, Of Monsters and Men, Regina Spektor, Florence + The Machine, Nightwish, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Rend Collective, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, the Getty's, People and Songs, First Aid Kit, The Head and the Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bear's Den

Tv: I don't watch much TV, but when I do, it's usually The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Jimmy Fallon, Portlandia, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, The Crown, OA, The Last Tycoon, Red Oak, Anthony Bourdain, Cupcake Wars, Barefoot Contessa, Pioneer Woman, Food network is my favorite channel!

Movies: I love musicals, historical dramas, suspense, and slapstick comedy The Lady Vanishes, North by Northwest, Roman Holiday, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Forest Gump, Fried Green Tomatoes, Steel Magnolias, UHF, Airplane, Naked Gun, This is Spinal Tap, anything John Hughes, Tim Burton, Hitchcock! Fan of Jack Black, Tom Hanks, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Please do not send

Unless I specifically signed up for a body/bath themed swap, please don't scented candles, lotions, or anything with strong fragrances.

Paper scraps, emojis, disney, looney, toons type of animation. I admire fall and Halloween, but I'm not a fan of horror themes with blood and guts.


Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap! Such yummy teas!
Comment: Thank you so much. Merry Christmas. Hope you're enjoying this holiday season.
JBuchner rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- November on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: Such a wonderful quote! I've used it many times, thank you! I love the teas! Thanks for a wonderful swap, Merry Christmas!
gagirl828 rated for Holiday Recipe Swap-USA on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to try it out!
Ollieoj rated for Holiday Recipe Swap-USA on Nov 17, 2020
AnnaL rated for ✨Letter & 3 tea bags ✨💌🍰 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you Buffy for the nice variety of teas & I really enjoyed reading your letter on the cute cat stationary paper. Have a wonderful week and Craft On! AnnaL
jenniann rated for Autumn Sweet Treats 2020 on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Everything is great! I especially look forward to tasting the marshmallow pumpkin and yummy flavored teas. The paper goodies are nice too. Thank you :)
Carollee922 rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- October on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to try these teas out.
Response: Yay! I hope you like them!
JBuchner rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- October on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Loved the quotes! I read inspirational quotes each morning so these are much appreciate.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Have a good week and thank you for the rating.
penpallingfool rated for E-Swap Funny Scavenger Hunt on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: thanks sorry for the delay as the dr has taken my old headache meds and am waiting on prior authorization and its been about a month or two headaches never go away smh
Comment: I loved your watercolor, I tucked it into my planner.
wincejl rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- September on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the teas! I love the beautiful water color! Thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you loved it. Have a wonderful fall!
Seacrow rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap-August on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Lovely teas, note, and package! You certainly did brighten my day. All the best to you!
Traceyk rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap-August on Aug 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! :)
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and I will definitely drink some boba for you.
dorcii rated for ~♡~ I Love These Songs! ~♡~ on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the list, and sorry for the late rating, I was a little bit overloaded. Did you know that Havasi is Hungarian? :)
trishay79 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #4 on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the recipe! Looks yummy!

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LavenderSprinkles on Jul 10, 2022:

Thank you so much for the box filled with craft goodies! I was so happy to receive it! It arrived on my holiday so it was like a special gift for me.

horroradorer on Aug 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for angeling for me in the Summer Dessert Swap you hosted. You are an awesome swap-mate and an amazing hostess! I love the cobbler recipe and you gave so many cute extra goodies too! I hope you are well and thank you again.

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 28, 2020:

Hello! Just leaving you some yummy breakfast!


Wildspoon28 on Nov 10, 2018:

Love your Tea and inspiration swaps! They are my favorite monthly swaps! Thanks for organizing!

Fabriqueen on Jun 27, 2018:

Psalm 145 was for Profile Bible verse #5

Fabriqueen on Jun 27, 2018:

Psalm 145:3-6 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty--and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works -- and I will proclaim your great deeds.

We spent today in the mountains of North Carolina. I was in awe of the beauty of God's creation!

Hugs, Diane

jaimierandolph on Jun 26, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #5

2 Chronicles 10:16

16 When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: “What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse’s son? To your tents, Israel! Look after your own house, David!” So all the Israelites went home.

adaywithmom on Mar 21, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #12

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13

I love this verse! It has gotten me through so many things! I know no matter what the situation is God will give me the strength to get through it.

I hope you have a blessed day! April

cynaemon on Mar 20, 2018:

Profile BIble Verse #12

Love reading Middle English. This verse is from the apocrypha. Hope you like it.

Wine & musicke reioyce the heart: but the loue of wisedome is aboue them both. Ecclesiaticus 40:20 Apocrypha, KJB 1611

Chelle on Mar 20, 2018:

Hello! I hope this verse for the Profile Bible Verse #12 Swap speaks to you today!

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Proverbs 31:25

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