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Date Joined: February 17, 2011
Last Online: May 5, 2019
Birthday: May 17, 1972
Country: United States
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About Me

I would love to receive a few Friendship Books. It's been forever since any have passed through my hands and I've always found them fascinating.

About my "1"

As of 7/11/2014, it should have been received by now, but the recipient has not logged on since 5/7. As you will see, the rating for the other partner on this swap has been changed to a "3". Thank you!!!

I'm married and have a teenage son. (August, 2000) My son and I are very active in Scouts and love the outdoors. I am a Master Gardener, but like a lot of thing I know the theory and the how-to, but don't necessarily put it into practice in my own garden. When I do get a good harvest, I like to can and preserve. I like writing letters, swapping, almost any papercraft, cooking, baking, Tae Kwon Do, and ballroom/swing dancing. I also like to read when I have time. I'm finding more and more that I don't have time to do many of the fun things I like, so another "hobby" I have is trying to get organized and manage my time better. I am a licensed amateur radio operator. I am a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution, Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 634, and a few other affiliations that I can't htink of right now. In college, I was a member of Phi Mu. I am currently on a very restrictive diet/get healthy plan, try to walk/run. lift weights, and keep bees, which has nothing to do with the other three. I have Reynaud's, Sjogrens, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and peripheral neuropothy, but that DOES NOT slow me down. Oh, and I've also been called as a Rosary maker.

Favorite Music

I will listen to almost any music. Never been really big on heavy metal or country, though.

Favorite Books

Self Help, organizing, history of food, cookbooks (organizations, clean eating, healthy eating), suspense, mystery, outdoorsy, gardening...almost anything!

Because I am the Mother of a teen, I have found myself reading a lot of Young Adult fiction, as well. I like JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Mike Lupica... I tend to read the books either along with Gus, or right before or right after he reads them! :-)

Favorite Movies

Light romance/comedy. Some action. Kids movies...

Favorite Television

The Food Network. For individual shows, I like The Amazing Race, Hoarders, Chopped, House, Psych, Royal Pains, and in season, Cincinnati Reds Baseball!

Favorite Crafts

LOVE Scrapbooking, cardmaking, origami, beading, sewing. I will try anything once, and if I like it, I'll try it again! And I have become totally addicted to SMASHing stuff! Gus even has two SMASH books, although it is difficulty to find brand name SMASH stuff suitable for a boy. I LOVE my Filofaxes (I have two A5s and a pocket), too. They're pretty, fun, and keep me organized! Well, sorta organized, anyway.

Favorite Postcards

Since a lot of the swaps I think look interesting are for postcards, I thought I should list some of my favorites...

I think it would be cool to get a card from every UNESCO sight. Thats a lot of cards!

I'd also like to get a map card of every state and a card with the State Capital Building from every state.

Otherwise, I like recipe cards, landmarks, scenic views, lighthouses, historic buildings, art, sunsets, animals, etc. I'm not big on cartoony or "novelty" cards, though.

I like my cards stamped and mailed as a postcard. Sometimes the stamp is the most interesting part!

Wish List

Things I would LOVE to receive include (but are not limited to...) --

Glass sead beads

Unusual glass/ceramic/fimo beads in sets of 6

Hand made soap

Brads and eyelets for papercrafts


Boy Scout Patches

Mint tea, flavored teas -- decaffeinated or herbal. I cannot have caffeine.

Asian ephemera

Used stamps (Non USA)

Boyish stuff for SMASHing or junk journaling

Washi Tape

Anything Chococat or Badtz Maru

Anything with a bobwhite on it

Lupus Awareness items

Purple butterflies

Post it note and flags

Cool or unusual paperclips

magnetic bookmarks




Fun pens, pencils and markers

Boy Scout Stuff

Fruit Stickers (you know, the little annoying stickers stuck to your fruit?)

Salt cellars

Fortune Cookie Fortunes




Comment: I didn't get anything. Will re-rate if I get it.
abshanghai rated for I LOVE CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS- INTL on Mar 11, 2015
spangleuk rated for Let's Make New Friends!!!!!!! on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: Argh! I'm an awful rater. I'm so sorry! Thank you for the gorgeous letter. I will be replying :)
Lucine rated for Lots of Christmas Postcards on Jan 3, 2015
Comment: Message sent on december the 30th; message read, but no reply. It is sad not to receive the swap from the host of the swap.
Comment: Got it! :o)
suepier rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* #3 on Dec 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card.
Comment: Thank you and merry christmas to you too
renate rated for Christmas Postcard Swap on Dec 21, 2014
Comment: thanks for the card Merry Cristmas
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card :) Wishing you and your beloved ones beautiful holidays, Aline
YellowMiata rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* #3 on Dec 20, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great card ! Peace, Love and Joy to you too !!
Lois63 rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* #3 on Dec 20, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful card. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
sunspot rated for Fill my home with christmas cards on Dec 20, 2014
Comment: Wonderful, thank you so much.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card!
ina rated for Fill my home with christmas cards on Dec 17, 2014
Comment: Thanks a lot for your cute doggycard.Prettige Feestdagen=Happy Holidays!
Comment: Pretty card. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Happy Holidays

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Candyn29 on Feb 3, 2015:


myshoesdontmatch on Dec 9, 2014:

I want to say thank you for joining my On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas swap! This was the first public swap I have hosted and it was a huge success!! I hope you enjoyed it, thanks for trusting a newbie host, it means a lot to me! Merry Christmas!! xoxo

Candyn29 on Jul 18, 2014:


suesuzieq on Jun 14, 2014:

No way! Someone else collects "fruit stickers"!! How do you display them? I stick mine on a piece of cardstock and put them in a 3-ring binder. I try to keep them organized according to fruit. Everyone thinks I'm crazy--actually I think I am too (but I don't think you are :).

LaviniaRiverina on May 9, 2014:

Lalaandgigi on Jan 15, 2013:

Hi Gusmom2000! I am excited to see all the pics from this swap. This is my first one, I think it's going o be fun!

racheljohnson on Dec 6, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful holiday card! Snail mail makes the season bright. :)

Swap-bot is lucky to have members like you. Happy holidays and happy swapping!!

TerryF on Nov 29, 2012:

Welcome to

The TPD Welcome!

(This is a clickable link.)

Would you please go HERE within the next week and comment that you have read and understand the group rules. Failure to do so could result in being dropped from the group. Thx!

darkxangel84 on Nov 26, 2012:

Hey I am your partner for the Holiday/Christmas Card for Rachel and Travis swap ;D

dalbright on Nov 14, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

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