Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 3:32 am


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Last Online: October 30, 2020
Birthday: June 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a sah/Mom/Grammy. I have 4 children--3 grown up with families, 1 teen. I have 10 grandkidlets. Last, but not least---I am married to the love of my life--we have been married for 43 yrs. We are both all about family. During covid 19, that has been the hardest thing for both of us--not seeing and not hugging our family.Our son got Covid in August, he and his family were in quarantine for almost a month. I had never gone a month without seeing him in his (41 yr) life. He is now recovering, but not able to be as active as he usually is--no jogging for him in the near future..LOL I do thank God for his recovery and that his wonderful wife and 5 children didn't get sick.

I have a wacky sense of humor and very eclectic tastes. I once convinced my youngest daughter and oldest granddaughter (they are the same age) that they were part robot as a 2 week long April Fool's joke.

I am a Christian and a children's Sunday School teacher--but that doesn't mean I don't have fun and don't have a sense of humor---I think my sense of humor and wackiness are 2 of the gifts God gave me---it helps even out the shyness/introverted part of me! I don't mind receiving religious items.

Favorite Music

Contemp. Christian, 70s, pop, classical, jazz. Ithink I'm pretty well-rounded (well, in more 'weighs' than one)!!!

Favorite Television

I like to watch shows on Netflix and Hulu. I finished watching Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor, Bless this Mess, Dead to Me, The Crown.....I watched Virgin River---but am not too happy with the changes they made--it's very different than the book. AND.....yes, I watched Tiger King! I like to think keeping current keeps me young!

Favorite Crafts

I like a lot of different kinds of crafts. All of the easy kind! I like to decorated matchboxes, make bookmarks, make magnets out of tiles. I just started making pocket letters, mostly mini (3 pkt), I like making them, but am always worried that mine aren't as awesome as others.

I love any crafts that others make--there are so many artistic people on Swap-bot.

Some of my favorite things

I LOVE to read! I especially like thrillers/suspense. I like true crime, some chicklit. To say I am an avid reader---would be an understatement. I am in a reading challenge for 2020 to read 185 books. I'm close to 150 (9/20)

I have been a member of Swap-bot since May, 2007.


matchboxes--decorated or undecorated


postcards---vintage or not, written on or not-I like 'em all. I also like vintage postcard booklets from the 50s, 60s (?) , they fold out and have several cards attached, I have recently found postcard books on Amazon--that have lots of postcards in a book. I love those,too. I really enjoy touristy ones--my all time fav are ones with motels on them (60s style).

Stickers! I love them--and I'm not picky; I will like whatever someone may send me.

Birds---my 6 yr old grandson and I really enjoy watching birds.


Embellishments---all kinds


gel pens and Sharpies

I am currently on the Keto diet and would love to get some fun recipes.

I like tea towels, fun kitchen goodies--my kitchen is decorated in apples, but I like everything.

I collect Rag Dolls (would love paper or stickers of Raggedy Ann & Andy or other ragdolls)

Buttons!!! I like to fill jars with buttons

Pretty paper

I love holiday things; especially Christmas

Washi tape

things with Smiley faces make me happy! Lip balm....little notepads or notecards; I know some people don't enjoy getting individual sheets from notepads--but I like those, too.

I always love anything from my Amazon WL--most of it is books because they are my fav--I keep it up-to-date---used books are fine.

Flower seeds, plants. These are just a few of of the things I love---I love getting anything in the mail because I love surprises so much!!!

I always rate right after I open the mail---please remember to rate me, too. Thanks bunches!


Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you Kristi for the cute turkey card, stickers, and your note about family for Thanksgiving. I hope it works out well, with the round-robin. I'm just fixing a turkey breast for us in this house. As can't have family here. Covid is in this tiny rural town of ours & we're on lockdown big time. But there will be 2 of my sons, nephew that live with us, My hubby and me. My 3 other children with their family, won't be able to enter this town. Sad but true. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the super cute card! I love the Three Black Cats song too! My daughter is a kindergarten teacher and I've shared it with her :) Best "witches" for a Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thanks so much for a beautiful PC! I really appreciate your quotes and especially liked your Yoda quote...well done. Also, your handwriting is very nice. Best!
Comment: Loved hearing about your plans and thank you for the stickers!
Rosie2766 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #16 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for my goodies!!! I love them all!!!
Crafty47123 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #16 on Oct 21, 2020
patricia8288 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #16 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap p. I love the goodie$;-)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I liked school, but I'm with you on not enjoying gym class! Maybe it just wasn't the right format for me - I'm not much on participating in team sports, but I do like more individual activities.
Comment: Thanks for the cute card! I love getting handmade cards!
montigneyrules rated for Volunteers! on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: You do a lot of great work! Glad people are inspired to be out there making the world a better place.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card. I hope you can still spend some time with you grand children this year :) take care!!
Comment: TYVM for the nice card. Happy Halloween!!
boandsully rated for Halloween 2020 Postcard #2 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Cute postcard. Thanks!
Comment: Super cute card! The jokes were fun. Thank you for the stickers. Blessed be and Happy Halloween!
trishay79 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! 🧟‍♀️ Happy Halloween!!
Comment: Thanks for the great card! I am afraid candy corn is a nay for me! I am a chocolate girl.
Comment: Thanks Kristi for all the wonderful goodies, I love everything you sent. Have a wonderful weekend & Craft On! AnnaL.
Fry rated for Festive Halloween Card! (USA) on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: I love your washi envie! The card is totally cute too! I also love Halloween! This year I thought of dressing up as a rat - but then thought maybe I will just be a unicorn. Not sure yet... usually I have to at least be cutting out my pattern - I go all out - sewing my dress or whatever and going nuts on Amazon for the bits and baubles. Fun times!

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takehimaway on Oct 18, 2020:

Hey, I saw your post about not telling someone about fifteen cents. I wasn't sure if you knew, but that's just an additional ounce stamp, which are $3 for a book at the post office. Maybe you could whisper that into their ear?

djcamp04 on Sep 7, 2020:

💕Thank you for the well wishes. After a second stay in hospital I am feeling so much better! 💕

djcamp04 on Aug 11, 2020:

😂 Dad & I throughly enjoyed your letter & pictures today!! Thank you so much for sharing your family! ❤️

djcamp04 on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for being a part of putting a smile on Dad’s face today!!! Yes he is, was & always will be a pretty cool dad. ❤️

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 31, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Eid wishes so sweet of you. Please extend my wishes to your son-in-law as well.

bblue on Jun 19, 2020:

Happy birthday!!

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

edgetorn on Feb 14, 2012:

Happy Valentine's Day!

MommyKnows on Jul 14, 2010:

How about checking out the new EASY almost handmade bookmark swap? International and US versions available.

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