Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2021 4:59 pm


Date Joined: August 1, 2019
Last Online: April 17, 2021
Birthday: June 18
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Jill... I am a Wanna be World Traveler...baby-stepping across the globe!

When I am not traveling ...my husband and I live in a sweet 1938 Cape Cod in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, that we have affectionately named, โ€œOrpington Cottageโ€. It has a warm rustic European farm feel.

We grow our own herbs and vegetables, compost, try to reduce our footprint, reuse, recycle, and enjoy our own farm-fresh eggs with our backyard laying hens (we have 2 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Lavender Orpingtons!). Not only do they lay the best tasting eggs on earth...but they are also the sweetest lap hens you could ever wish for!


On Swapbot, in a group called โ€œAt Hope With The Georgettesโ€, I represent a Regency/Georgian Era Character named: Priscilla Anne Ackley and husband her, Elmer James Ackley, owners and proprietors of Ackley Dairy Farm supplying eggs and milk to the village and surrounding area. We keep a special journal for our swaps pertaining to this period. You can find more information about this group in the above Blog Link near the top of this page.

Some other fun facts about me:

  • I am a mom of one human child, Ashley ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ (female, 24) living in Dublin, Ireland - and just finished her Masters in Art History ๐Ÿ–ผ - way to go, Ash!
  • I am a mom of two feline children, Charley๐Ÿ˜บ (male, 16) and Clementine ๐Ÿˆ (female, 5)
  • I am a mom of five hen children, Leota Mae ๐Ÿ“(Buff Orpington), Matilda Jane ๐Ÿ“(Buff Orpington), Violet Grace ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆ–(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex), Petunia Sue ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆ–(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex), and Opal Marie ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ–(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex)


  • Wreath-making ๐Ÿ”†
  • Polymer clay ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ
  • Scrapbooking ๐Ÿ“ธ
  • Sewing ๐Ÿงต
  • Collaging ๐Ÿ“ฐ

and any other fun, creative, craft...but, currently PLANNING ๐Ÿ“’ has taken over my life!!

I have several planners:

  • Happy Planner - BIG (this is what I use daily)
  • Happy Planner - Classic
  • Happy Planner - Micro
  • Explorer Traveler's Notebook (used for journalling all my trips)
  • Repurposed hardbound drop cap edition of โ€œPride and Prejudiceโ€ (used for Amberleigh swaps)


  • Animals ๐Ÿฆ”, Antlers ๐ŸฆŒ , ATCs ๐Ÿ–ผ, Austen ๐Ÿ“–
  • Bats ๐Ÿฆ‡, Bees ๐Ÿ, Board Gamesโ™Ÿ,Books ๐Ÿ“š
  • Cats ๐Ÿฑ, Chickens ๐Ÿ“ , Chocolate ๐Ÿซ, Crafts โœ‚๏ธ
  • Dragonflies ๐Ÿ‰, Dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ, Decoupage ๐Ÿ“œ
  • Ephemera ๐ŸŽŸ, Easter ๐Ÿฃ, Europe ๐Ÿ—บ
  • Fairies ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, Flags ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, Fleur-de-lis โšœ๏ธ, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Gemini Anything โ™Š๏ธ, Goodwill ๐Ÿ›, Gum ๐Ÿฌ
  • Halloween ๐Ÿ‘ป , Hiking ๐Ÿฅพ, Hippos ๐Ÿฆ›, Hygge ๐Ÿงฃ
  • Ice Cream ๐Ÿฆ, Ice Skating โ›ธ , Islands ๐ŸŒด
  • Janite ๐Ÿ‘’, Jack-o-Lanterns ๐ŸŽƒ, Jax โœ–๏ธ
  • Kawaii ๐ŸฅŸ, Kites ๐Ÿช, Keys ๐Ÿ—, Klimt ๐Ÿ–ผ
  • Lace โ„๏ธ, Ladybugs๐Ÿž, Letters ๐Ÿ’Œ
  • Memory Dex Cards ๐Ÿ“‡, Mermaids ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, Music ๐ŸŽถ
  • Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ , Narwhals ๐Ÿ‹, Note Cards ๐Ÿ“
  • Ocean ๐ŸŒŠ, Orpingtons ๐Ÿ“, Otters ๐Ÿฆฆ
  • Paper ๐Ÿ“, Pens ๐Ÿ–Š, Pinterest๐Ÿ“, Planning ๐Ÿ“†
  • Quills โœ’๏ธ, Quilting ๐Ÿงต, Queen of Clubs โ™ฃ๏ธ
  • Reading ๐Ÿ“–, Reindeer ๐ŸฆŒ, Raccoons ๐Ÿฆ
  • Sloths ๐Ÿฆฅ , Stickers โ™ฅ๏ธ, Succulents ๐ŸŒต
  • Tags ๐Ÿท, Theatre ๐ŸŽญ, Trains ๐Ÿš‚, Travel ๐Ÿงณ
  • Unicorns ๐Ÿฆ„, Umbrellas โ˜‚, Up! (Kevin) ๐Ÿฆฉ
  • Valentines ๐Ÿ’, Vintage ๐Ÿ•, Volkswagen ๐Ÿš—
  • Wallabies ๐Ÿฆ˜, Walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, Winter โ„๏ธ
  • Xyron โญ๏ธ, Xylophones ๐ŸŽผ
  • Yardsaling๐Ÿ’ฒ, Yarn ๐Ÿงถ, Yoga ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Zipper Flowers ๐ŸŒบ, Zoos๐Ÿฆ“ , Zombies ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ



*. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ:

Alabama Alaska Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Washington West Virginia Wyoming

*. Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ:

Montreal Quebec Toronto

*. Europe:

England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ


PLACES I INTEND TO GO ๐Ÿงณ๐Ÿšขโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿš‚:

*. Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ *. The Maldives ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป *. New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ *. Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ *. Africa ๐Ÿฆ’

Favorite Music


Some favorites...and so many more - I could live without a television, but never without books or music:

๐ŸŽถ The National ๐ŸŽต Gregory Alan Isakov ๐ŸŽถ Mt. Joy ๐ŸŽต Kings of Leon ๐ŸŽถ Frightened Rabbit ๐ŸŽต Frank Turner ๐ŸŽถ The Lumineers ๐ŸŽต Sarah McLaughlin ๐ŸŽถ Sylvan Esso ๐ŸŽต Sam Smith ๐ŸŽถ Lord Heron ๐ŸŽต Antonio Vivaldi

Favorite Books


I read ALOT! Some of my recent favorite:

๐Ÿ“š In Cold Blood ๐Ÿ“š Barrel Fever ๐Ÿ“š The End of Her ๐Ÿ“š Gone Girl ๐Ÿ“š I a Dark, Dark Wood ๐Ÿ“š When No one is Watvhing ๐Ÿ“š The Woman in Cabin 10 ๐Ÿ“š The Last House Guest ๐Ÿ“š Hannibal Rising ๐Ÿ“š Something Wicked This Way Comes ๐Ÿ“š The Guest List ๐Ÿ“š Survivor Song ๐Ÿ“š The Patient ๐Ÿ“š Brave New World ๐Ÿ“š Head Full of Ghosts ๐Ÿ“š The Cabin at the End of the World ๐Ÿ“š Animal Farm ๐Ÿ“š The Art of Racing in the Rain ๐Ÿ“š Iโ€™m Thinking of Ending Things ๐Ÿ“š 1984 ๐Ÿ“š Behind Closed Doors ๐Ÿ“š Astrophysics for People in a Hurry ๐Ÿ“š We Were Liars ๐Ÿ“š Animal Farm ๐Ÿ“š Call Me by Your Name ๐Ÿ“š Find Me ๐Ÿ“š Then She Was Gone ๐Ÿ“š Love in the Time of Cholera ๐Ÿ“š The Tattooist of Auschwitz ๐Ÿ“š The Goldfinch ๐Ÿ“š Gmorning, Gnight ๐Ÿ“š Luckiest Girl Alive ๐Ÿ“š The Grownup ๐Ÿ“š The Dutch House ๐Ÿ“š We Need to Talk about Kevin ๐Ÿ“š The Woman in the Window ๐Ÿ“š The Hate You Give ๐Ÿ“š The Silent Patient ๐Ÿ“š The Good Daughter ๐Ÿ“š Sometimes I Lie ๐Ÿ“š Pretty Girls ๐Ÿ“š An Anonymous Girl ๐Ÿ“š The Other Woman ๐Ÿ“š The Wives ๐Ÿ“š Since We Fell


Comment: Thank you for the lovely items!
Response: Thank you for the 5โ™ฅ๏ธ! Glad you liked my swap. Hugs, Jill โ™ฅ๏ธ
fairypretty7 rated for PLANNER STICKERS SWAP! on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Wow! Not 1 but 2 of my most favourite movies in planner stickers thank you so much.I canโ€™t wait to put them in my planner.
Response: Oh yay! Iโ€™m so glad you like them! Hugs, Jill โ™ฅ๏ธ
skinny52 rated for VES: Linen Postcard Swap #3 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Wow Jill! What a wonderful swap. I love the vintage cards you chose for me and the extras are exactly up my alley! You have a wonderful stash especially the playing cards! I got my 2nd shot this past Tuesday and I'm eagerly counting down the 14 days! Stay healthy and best wishes to you โค Ps...I adore all of the postage stamps too!!!
Response: Oh yay! So happy my little swap brought you so joy! Hugs, Jill โค๏ธ
Comment: What an excellent swap! You really stuck to the Spring-Easter theme. I love love the modge-podged egg crate and glittery eggs! My favorite bits are the small glass balls filled with sparkly glitter and jewels. I don't know where to pin them on yet but I will figure it out. Thanks for the extras - socks, stickers, embellishments, stamps, etc. I feel quite spoiled! Thank you very much, XO
Response: So happy you received my swap and it brought joy! What a fun swap! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
Comment: Such an awesome swap! And I loved your envelope! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh yay! Iโ€™m so glad you liked the goodies I sent! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
chandlerguera rated for VES: Choose 5.... on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Jill, I knew this was going to be a good one because of the lovely envelope. I love the way you wrapped and presented the ephemera. Thanks so much! xo
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you received and liked my swap! Thank you for rating and the heart! โค๏ธ Jill
Comment: Thank you for all the extras! I can't believe i got this before you got either of mine!!
Response: Glad you received my swap! The mail has just been horrible...sorry - hope I receive yours soon! โค๏ธJill
Comment: Jill, the altered Bingo card is incredibly beautiful! It's hanging up so I can enjoy Valentines a little longer.. Thank you so much. I knew it was going to be a great swap when I saw the decorated envelope. Thank you for the extra ephemera too! xo
Response: I am so glad you received my swap and you like it! I really loved making this altered Bingo Card! Hope to do another soon! Thanks again for joining the group and this swap! โ™ฅ๏ธJill
Comment: Really nice vintage postcards and coincidentally both NC and NJ are special states to me. And the goodies? Well done! Including that vintage valentine on the envelope. Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like my swap!! <3 Jill
Comment: Love Love Love! Thank you SO much for the fun goodies! I will definitely have a blast using these in my journals!! xx Thank you 100 hearts!! x <3
Response: So glad you liked the items I sent! โค๏ธ Jill
pernie123 rated for VES: Postal Theme- Flat on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Letter is 1952. Close enough, I guess. It was interesting. The baby photograph post card is very sweet. Thanks for stamps, Hermitage post card, plus other enclosures. Generous swap!!
Response: Ohhhh, Iโ€™m so sorry, I went back and re-read the swap posting. It says the letter was to be from โ€œ1950s or earlierโ€. Iโ€™m so sorry, I took that to mean any year in the 50โ€™s (1951, 1952, 1953, etc) or earlier than that. I can do a resend if you like.
Comment: I love the envelope with old stamps.plus more. ,,,,,,,,Your Valentine theme, old Valentine's card, sweet Valentine'.s cards, Merry Widow Waltz chords, those paper pieces in shades of pink, the special card with your writing best of all. Tank you very much!
Response: Awww, Iโ€™m so glad you enjoyed my swap! It makes me so happy that it brought you joy! โค๏ธ Jill
AmyMarie rated for Pretty Pockets with Playing Cards! on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: They arrived! Cute pockets. Thank you. The embellishments you used on each one is too thick/bulky for my journal so I need to figure out where else to use them. Stay safe.
Response: So glad you received them! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
myancey rated for 2021 Goals PC on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the onward upward card
Response: Yay! So glad you already received it abc it brought a smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
circlebfarms10 rated for Weather Stickers! on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the weather stickers I hope I get to use alot of the snow stickers!! I've never gotten kawaii stickers Thank you for the other stickers and the washi tape Have a great day Happy swapping
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you received my swap and you are enjoying it! Happy New Year! Stay healthy! Hope you get a lot of snow! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
ScrapHappyGabi rated for 5HS: Christmas Stocking! on Dec 25, 2020
Comment: PHENOMENAL swap! Cannot thank you enough for all of the amazing, smile inducing goodies you packed into this stocking! All of it was obviously chosen exactly for M'Kayla and she is freaking out happy!! Thank you!! (She is sending you a private message! haha!!) xx 100000,000000000 HEARTS!!!
Response: It makes me so happy that it made her so happy, and you so happy! And even though it wasnโ€™t an official swap, thank you guys again for all the amazing Stocking and gifts you sent my way. Love you guys. โ™ฅ๏ธ, Jill
cmalaina rated for CHRISTMAS OR WINTER Memory Dex on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Love it so much that I actually had to start another box for them so thank you so so much love it so much :)
Response: So glad you like it! I have to start a new Rolodex holder as well! โ™ฅ๏ธ
cmalaina rated for Thanksgiving Memory Dex on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Absolutely love it so much it thank you it's amazing
Response: So happy you like it โ™ฅ๏ธ
AmyMarie rated for VES: A Mix of this and that! on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Yea, it arrived!! Thank you for re-sending! And such fun things. I appreciate it!
Response: So glad you got it! And glad you like the swap items! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Trick or Treat -USA on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: thank you for the resend

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ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 2, 2021:

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Jill, I wanted to tell you Happy Valentine's Day

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2020:

May 2021 bring us all Love, Laughter, Happiness and good Health!! xoxo ~ Gabi

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 26, 2020:


Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26th, thus being the second day of Christmastide. It originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor - so letโ€™s be charitable and do the same! Donโ€™t forget about your favorite charities this time of year! Alsoโ€ฆ you can find shelters and donate the things you received that are just not right for you!! Spread Kindness!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

Jill, I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2020:

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 21, 2020:

banjobraids on Dec 17, 2020:

THANK YOU for the amazing giftie package!!! These socks are the BEST! And I love the wonderful rainbow stickers. SO CUTE! Everything is so cute and perfect for me. Thank you, dear friend! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! :):):)


cmalaina on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving !! Jill

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

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