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Date Joined: August 1, 2019
Last Online: October 19, 2020
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!


Scotty and I have been engaged for 3 years and living together over 6...we finally set a date for our wedding and we had an outside, socially distanced ceremony by the Justice of the Peace on OCTOBER, 15, 2020! 10/15/20! Easy to remember! It was a lovely day! Since 2 of our adult children live in Europe, we just decided to do it now as a small ceremony on Zoom and then when the world is a healthier place, and we can all be together...we will have a proper party/reception with our friends and family.

When I am not traveling ...my fiancรฉ 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 favorites: 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


cmalaina rated for Happy Halloween Memory DEX on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Jill your amazing I love it so much thank you so much you made my day when I got in the mail yesterday and thank you for all the extra goodies as well thank you again :) If there was away for me to give you extra hearts I would :)
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you like your memory dex card and the goodies. They are such fun to make! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
Comment: WOW! Thank you SO MUCH for this stuffed package of AWESOME!!!!!!! I love this so much it's SO CUTE! This little stuffed bag-book is amazing! I think we should do a Christmas Swap of one of these!!!! <3 Thank you thank you thank youuu!!
Response: Oh Gabi, Iโ€™m so happy you enjoyed the little paper bag book! I had been planning on making one for a while, and was so glad that I got you to swap to. Enjoy โ™ฅ๏ธ And yes, a Christmas stuffed paper bag book would be a great swap! โ™ฅ๏ธ Hugs, Jill
Comment: Thanks for the items in the swap. I really like the postcards. Congrats on your upcoming wedding - it will be memorable for many reasons. Have fun and stay safe.
Response: Thank you so much! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Vintage Botanicals! on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Love love LOVE what you sent me! I will so be using these goodies in my journal! THank youuuuu!! xx
Response: Oh Gabi, I am so happy you liked this swap - this one was a hard one, harder than I thought to find true botanicals. Thanks for the rating โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill.
J198928 rated for LSRUS-Trick or Treat -USA on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you love it all :) Happy Halloween!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked your package! Happy Halloween โค๏ธ Jill
resourcepit rated for VES: Magazine Ads on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Great swap as usual. Loved the ads and those postcards!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked the swap, Jan! Loved getting your email as well! Iโ€™m going to go check out your Etsy shop! Also...do you have an insta gram account?? โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS: A Bit of Autumn-USA on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Autumn goodness! I am very happy to get the bandana. Have a great weekend at the cottage!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you like the bandana and the other goodies :). Hope you have a lovely weekend โ™ฅ๏ธ Hugs, Jill
Comment: Yet another fab swap from you! I Love the Halloween stamped images! I don't have any of those and they will be a lot of fun to use in my stuff! I love 'em!!! Thank you for the adorable candy shaped paper clip and the fun memo papers too!! Im in Halloween BLISS over here! heeeheh HUGS! xGG
Response: Woo hoo! I am so glad you got it already! Iโ€™m always a little scared to send the handmade envelopes and with decorations and stickers on the outside - Iโ€™m always afraid the PO might reject and send them back. So, itโ€™s a relief that you got it! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’Œโ™ฅ๏ธ
ScrapHappyGabi rated for VES: Vintage Road Maps on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: SQUEE!! Thank you for the awesome envie of FUN! Love the map bits and Ace of diamonds cards, vellum quote and pcs!!! HUGS! Love everything!!
Response: Oh yea! So glad you like your swap! It is always so much fun swapping with you! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
Kittybob83 rated for 5HS: Blind Stamped Images Swap on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I love the variety, I am getting ready to add a few in my journal.
Response: Oh great! Iโ€™m so glad you got the envelope and you like the stamped images โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
Bohochick rated for VES: VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS #2 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely photos! I appreciate all the other goodies too!
Response: So glad you received my envelope! Donโ€™t you just love vintage goodies? โ™ฅ๏ธ Hugs, Jill
Comment: BEAUTIFUL swap as always! Thank you SO much for all of these goodies! I love the handmade bits and way cool tarot cards!! Everything is awesome I love it all! Thank you sooooo much x xx~!
Response: So glad you liked the swap! Always like sending you some goodies. Hope the shaker faired well...and the button charm. Hugs, friend โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
Ashzaller rated for FPRU: CORONA Virus 2020 PC on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: So sorry for the late rating. THANK YOU!
cmalaina rated for Summer/4th of July Memory Dex on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Love the memory dex and all the goodies as well thank you are amazing :) and omg me and the family are doing OK taking it day by day this weather is killing me with my eye I have too wear sunglasses everywhere I go now and sometimes even in the house because the sun is just that bright for me.
Response: Oh sweet friend - Iโ€™m so sorry about your poor eye! Iโ€™m glad you like the memory dex and the other goodies :). Hugs, Jill โ™ฅ๏ธ
user2148 rated for Button Charms on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: So lovely!! Those patterned buttons are gorgeous!! I love how different each was - and the addition of that little tag! โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: Thank you โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
AmyMarie rated for 4 Languages VINTAGE Book Pages on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Nice envelope and postage stamps. Thanks for the book pages and extra pages & cards.
Response: Iโ€™m really glad you liked the swap โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
cmalaina rated for 5HS: HAPPY MAIL PROJECT!! on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: This was such an amazing swap :0
Response: I agree! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
MeggyMoo rated for FPRU: CORONA Virus 2020 PC on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Gotta love the 'rabid rabbits'! Your card only arrived today - possibly the rabbits were 'diverted' along the way! It's a bit like the Corona brand of beer: bottles come with little face masks! Thanks for your card and note, they put a smile on my face. Trust all is well with you and yours, Tracy
Response: Oh my goodness I canโ€™t believe you just got this that was so long ago. So sorry it took so long. Hope you and your family are doing well. Hugs, Jill โ™ฅ๏ธ
Comment: Loved โค๏ธ The stuff you sent!! Thank you so much for all of the fun bits to use in my journals. ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you pulled everything! โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill
bauerdesigns rated for I&B: Pick-Me-Up #4 on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: This was an awesome Pick-me-up piece of mail ๐Ÿ’Œ So much more than a single item!! Thank you so much for the postcards (The VW bus ๐Ÿงก!). The washi samples are perfect and will definitely be useful for my future swaps. Thanks so much for the extras for Wren too- she was super excited & I'd say you got her style exactly right ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅค. We were thrilled to be on the receiving end of this swap because it ended up being a Pick-me-Up for both of us! Thanks for being an awesome swapper!
Response: Awwww, that makes me so happy to hear how you and Wren liked your happy mail - Iโ€™ve already come across some really cute birdie things that I want to send you because of your daughterโ€™s name - so will send something else again soon โ™ฅ๏ธ Hugs, Jill

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banjobraids on Oct 14, 2020:

Happy, happy, happy wedding with your twue wuv!! mawwiage

1OldfoolPlanner on Oct 12, 2020:

LavenderSprinkles on Sep 25, 2020:

I have seen your cottage. a lovely place. Nice to meet you neighbor.

cmalaina on Sep 6, 2020:

I know it's early but I wanted to wish you a Happy Labor Day!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

cmalaina on Jul 2, 2020:


I know it's early but I wanted to wish you a happy 4th of July

myancey on Jun 23, 2020:

Happy birthday Jill!!! Enjoy today.

cmalaina on Jun 18, 2020:


I wanted to say Happy Birthday and hope that you enjoy every moment of your birthday :)

ScrapHappyGabi on Jun 18, 2020:


MKayla on Jun 3, 2020:

5HS - Decorate my Profile with Summer Fun

From: Mkayla


water melon




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