Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 11:53 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: July 19, 2019
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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UPDATE JUNE 12, 2019 ~ We have moved to Orlando, but not into our space yet, as the current cottage parents cannot move out until this upcoming weekend.

Give me a couple weeks to settle into our new ministry and I will get back into my normal hosting and swapping. Thanks for understanding!

Hubby and I work together as house parents in residential foster care. We work 16-18 days straight for 24 hours a day and then are off for 6 days.

Our own children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school here in town.

Our youngest, a son, has two children of his own both with August birthdays like hubby and I.

I love my Lord, my hubby, my family, my kids, and my dogs.

Son and grandson:

My amazing Mommy & Daddy:

My gorgeous and great hubby:

And my beautiful daughter:

My pups even have their own facebook page. Zippo's Zone


Valuable: My Christian faith

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015, and number two is due in August.

*Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

Due to a recent medical diagnosis, I am no longer allowed to drink any coffee or tea so I would prefer not to receive these.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Picnic on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the ladybugs!
Response: So glad you like them. Picnic was a harder theme than I first thought.
tentmari rated for 2 Praises & a Prayer PC on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: I received your postcard back on 7/1 but have gotten behind on my ratings. You didn't mention your travel dates, but I have been praying for you and your family - for safe travels, good weather, and good health and happiness during your visit. Hope you have a good month!
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Fun washi samples! I didnt have any of these! HA! have a great weekend and thanks again!!! xx Gabi
Response: I’m so glad you like them! It’s always fun to play with washi.
LadyJo rated for FS ~ I found my PC's! on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Sounds like you are settling in! That is a nice feeling! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the well wishes!
mermaidery rated for FS ~ Netflix PC on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: I watched a few episodes of 'Nailed It' and then got sucked into something else. I need to go back and binge them. I enjoyed what I did see. Thank you for the PC!
Response: Thanks for swapping with me. I appreciate.the heart!
grammypammy rated for TCHH ~ Profile Scripture ~ Mark on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Bible verses on my profile! I love this swap and I hope it continues!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoy the swaps. As long as someone signs up, I will keep them going.
Comment: Thank you for the festive mail art and great enclosure! I enjoyed hearing about your plans! Sounds like awesome Fireworks! Enjoy!
Response: Thank you for the heart and quick rating. This was the first swap I sent from Orlando. Glad to be swapping again.
Cgscdy rated for FS ~ Weird Holiday Profile Comment on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks. Who know accordions had their own holiday πŸ˜‚
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart. Thanks for swapping with me.
hollycm6 rated for NB ~ Round 3 CA to Holly on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: It arrived! I haven't read it yet, but will try this weekend!!!
Response: That took a long time to get to you. Glad it arrived safely.
brookeasaur rated for PP ~ Tape It UP!! ~ floral on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute tapes! Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for rating quickly and for the heart!
Comment: Love Exodus 33:14....beautiful Thank you so much for the uplifting verses!!
Response: You are quite welcome. Thank you for swapping with me. These verse swaps are so encouraging to me.
Disneydezi rated for NH ~ Sticky Note Sampler ~ USA on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic selection of sticky notes, I adore the unicorn!
Response: I'm so glad you like them. This was a fun swap to put together and to receive. I may have to host it again in a month or so.
LilysMama rated for NH ~ Netflix PC on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, unfortunately through no fault of your own I only received half of the card. I do not know what your picks were 😞 Luckily it had your name on it and this is my only swap with you. Looked like a cute Texas card 😊 6/6/19: Thank you so much for the resend, it made it in one piece....love the picture on the front. I love Nailed It! Thinking about starting Night Shift....looks good. Thanks again, Happy Swapping 😊
Response: I'm so sorry to hear that! We are currently working out of town, but I will send a new card off to you this weekend when we get home!
breezyp rated for NH ~ Fill "Er Up Pink on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty stuff!πŸ’œ
Response: I’m so glad you like your goodies! Thanks for the heart and quick rating!
Tamawi rated for Decos Only - USA 5/2019 on May 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I also like the floral and gold patterned envelope.
Response: Thank you! I appreciate the heart!
SeleneW rated for Decos Only - USA 5/2019 on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the two decos. Just letting you know but the washi tape with white background and parallel red dots, I would toss it out. It made your Dr Seuss page stick to the next blank page. I was just barely able to pull them apart and used a little baby powder on the tape to reduce the stickiness to try to save it. I like your Dr Seuss page :)
Response: Thank you for letting me know! I really appreciate you working to separate them so carefully! I appreciate it so much. I had another problem with that tape and threw it out yesterday.
Comment: Thank you for the scriptures!
Response: Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart!
jeka396 rated for NH ~ Fill 'Er Up ~ Green ~ USA on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely green items , I think my favorite was the cactus die cut!
Response: I'm so glad you like your goodies. Enjoy! Thank you for the heart.
valentina22 rated for TCHH: Postcard of Flowers on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Response: Thanks for the heart.
Comment: this will be a fun deco to add to. I love your snail mail carrier.
Response: Thanks for the encouragement.

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tcornell on Jul 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the botanical/floral envie of goodies that you sent me for July AWG! I really love what you sent!

Fairydollmilk on Jul 15, 2019:

Thank you for granting my wish of kawaii address labels ! :)

VivaLaDiane on Jul 10, 2019:

I wanted to thank youβ™₯ so much for the hosting you do in Newbie Helpers. It doesn't go unappreciated even if I don't always say so. You're so valuable and an asset in my world. Thank you again.

bluehairedmary on Jul 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes for the AWG group! The llama cut outs are cute and I love that owl postcard! I don't mind that it was written on at all! It will go on my inspiration board! Thanks again!

grammypammy on Jun 21, 2019:

TCHH~Profile Scripture~Mark

Whippet on Jun 5, 2019:

Thank you ChrisAnne for the huge envelope full of Deco Books you sent to me. You are so kind to share with me. Hope all of you have a safe move to Orlando, FL area. Best Wishes, Kathy

fluffyjunk on Jun 4, 2019:

Hey! I wish you a happy Fight the Filthy Fly Month!!! :D

grammypammy on Jun 3, 2019:

grammypammy on Jun 3, 2019:

TCHH~Scripture Profile~Exodus

Lonestarchild on May 20, 2019:

Thank you for the fun handmade envies for May AWG. Always one of my fav things!

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