Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 1:02 am


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Last Online: October 22, 2018
Birthday: November 14
Country: United States
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About Me

02/12/2018 FYI - I moved recently. Finally. Kind of. Anyway, the old address isn't good anymore, but I did put in a change of address card, and for the most part, stuff has been forwarded. I did change my address here, so it's been showing up correctly in swaps. Just posting here in case you were about to send a RAK or something to cheer this old lady up. :)

12/13/2017 It's hard to believe that this will be my third Christmas without any living family members. My losses feel so recent - but of course, that's because it's all in my own head. I have been enjoying the love given to me via snail mail from my Swap-Bot family. Thank you!

I love good mail, and I always have! I was in the Army, but that was years ago. Now I'm living the high life in Reno (get it? High life? Sierra? oh well...), working as an office manager. I have three cats, a love of tarot, divination, and gardening (flowers, not veggies). I like to read (cozy mysteries are my current faves), I'm a magazine-aholic, and I drink lots of chamomile tea (no wonder I'm so calm!).

I love Mary Engelbreit, French Kitty, Chococat, Maneki Neko and scotties. For scents, vanilla, spice, and citrus-smelling items are my favorites. I love tarot cards and other types of divination. I love cats. And reading. And BPAL!!! I love cosmetic and perfume samples. I'm rediscovering fairies. I would love guided meditation CDs (okay if burned copies!). I love magazines: girlie, home, different (Utne, Mental Floss, B*tch, Bust), mystery (Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock), and British mags. Starbucks cards are always appreciated! I guess you could say I'm a girly girl...love pink.

Favorite colors are the combo of pink and black together, yellow and gray together, pink and brown together, turquoise and brown together. I don't wear silver jewelry, but love gold and copper. I like autumn colors, but my office is decorated kind of with purples and browns.

Being an ex-California girl and a Scorpio, I have a love of water. I am almost always in the bathtub or taking a shower. My favorite bath/lotion stuff is Blackberry Vanilla (their "sensual" scent), Warm Vanilla Sugar and Moonlight (Moonlit?) Path by Bath & Body Works, Pear Glace by Victoria's Secret, and Origins Ginger scented stuff.

I love Yankee candles, but not many of the floral scented ones. Some favorites include, but not limited to, Sage & Citrus, Lemon Lavender, French Vanilla, Fresh Balsam, Home Sweet Home, and Spiced Pumpkin. I also like the Bath and Body scents as well, especially the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!

I HATE GLITTER. Seriously...glitter and I don't get along. Glitter is the litter of the art world...it gets on everything, you can never get rid of it, and it lingers until the end of time.


GLITTER. I think I mentioned that already, but it's always worth mentioning again! ;-)

Photo albums and frames I don't post pictures around the house or at my desk.

Most things made in China Seriously. Their products have killed cats and dogs and children. Why do we continue to trade with China? I realize that I can't stay away from all things China - but for sure stay away from items my food might touch, that go into my mouth, or on my face/body are items I will not use.

Memo sheets For the most part I prefer the whole pad or nothing at all. I've gotten to the point where I just throw loose memo sheets away, so it's not worth your time or money to send them to me.

Hot Drinks I would prefer not to receive any hot drinks (teas, hot chocolate, etc.). I am not really a hot drink kind of gal - and I especially don't drink hot chocolate, because I don't drink milk.

Earrings, bracelets, rings

Christmas ornaments I do not set up a tree.

Postcards I do not participate in postcard swaps anymore. Exception: I enjoy receiving blank/unused Mary Engelbreit and kitty postcards, especially Grumpy Cat.

White chocolate This is like Fake News - a lot of hype, and no substance! :)

Cosmetics/Lip Balms I get all I need through the beauty box subs to which I subscribe!

Knick Knacks and Whatnots

Some of my favorite things include:

  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Laurel Burch (esp. cats & dogs)
  • French Kitty
  • Chococat
  • Necklaces (gold or copper chains; black cord)
  • Owls
  • Gardening
  • Cozy mysteries (without romance)
  • Cats (I have three)
  • Magazines! I hardly ever buy them, but I love them!
  • Dark chocolate
  • Dark chocolate sea salt caramels!
  • Scotties
  • Lucky Cat (also known as Maneki Neko)
  • Roll on perfumes
  • Copper anything!
  • Bath salts (not made in China)
  • Candles (also not made in China)
  • Witch stuff (not hags)
  • Grumpy Cat (who doesn't?)
  • Cool stickers (meaning not reward, kids, Disney, etc.)

Group Wish Lists

I love, love, LOVE granting wishes via the Wish Lists posted in various groups I belong to. However, I am really tired of not getting thanked - either via PM or Profile Comment - for sending out wishes. As rudeness should not be rewarded, I've decided to stop sending out wishes to those people who can't be bothered to offer a thank you.

I'm also avoiding the dreaded "One Wish Wonders" - you know who you are. You're the people who post expansive, expensive, and extensive wish lists, yet only send out the minimum of 1 wish per month. You guys suck the fun right out of it.

Don't Open 'Til Christmas Swap

Regarding "Don't Open Till Christmas" type swaps - I am rating 5s once received, and will add hearts and additional comments after opening.

Favorite Crafts

I don't think of myself as a crafty person, but I do engage in light papercrafting for pocket letters (my new favorite thing to do) and I have also started to make my own small envelopes (microlopes).

I was attempting to learn how to knit... that didn't go well, but I don't think I've given up entirely yet. I recently bought a crochet needle, and I hope to learn how to make dishcloths. We'll see...

The one thing I like to do, but is really expensive to send, is making altered candles. I use the glass pillar candles that can be found in the "religious" section of the grocery store, and I decoupage them, add embellishments, etc. I like to make spell candles out of them, or "just for fun" candles - this Christmas I made myself a holiday candle using fabric, a vintage image of a cat hanging up an ornament, some fancy yarn, and a jingle bell.

I had a lot of fun with altered clothespins as well - this crafting thing is addicting!

Things I have to swap

If anyone is interested in a one-on-one, I have some stuff - US only:

Lots of cosmetics, brand new, received from Ipsy and Birchbox. Let me know what you are interested in (eye make up, etc.). I have a ton of stuff I would love to get rid of it all.

Also have some tarot decks I wouldn't mind swapping. If interested, let me know, and I'll tell you what I've got in my "going away" stack!


I know tea is popular in the swap world. Please refrain from sending it to me. Due to dietary restrictions and allergies, I am unable to consume most teas. Chamomile and rooibus work for me. Everything else seems to cause distress - and that includes chamomile tea doctored with any other type of flavoring, like citrus.

Please: no green tea, no black tea - caffeinated or otherwise. My system reacts wildly inappropriately to it!

Thank you!


Comment: Thank you! So cute!
Comment: Such a cute card and it sounds like you had a great get together! Thank you🎃
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the heart - hope you have a great Halloween. Can you believe it's almost here?
Comment: I love meatballs! When should I come over? Hahaha. Have fun and happy haunting!
CajunLady rated for Samhain Altar Box Swap - Private on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package! I've been wanting a selenite rose for a long time, so it's perfect. And all the handmade goodies are awesome! My daughter stole the bunting though!
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart! I am so glad you liked it. I still don't have my own selenite rose - I spend waaaay too much money at Stone Age Quarry as it is! I was panicking, because it appeared that your package was stalled, so I put in a trace, and that seemed to get it moving again. Yay!
Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card🎃
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart! Hope you have a great Halloween!
Comment: thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the note card....
kfaye rated for Stuff My Stocking 2018 - Aug - USA on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and your note! I'm with you on that cooking thing and I don't even work much. We need to start an accountability group where we encourage each other. The Swedish meatballs sounds good. Stay safe from those fires. Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks, Diane! You're a sweetie. Another fire started this weekend, and one about a mile away! Yikes! Sometimes I miss the lushness of the East coast!
BusyB rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail- AUGUST on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Lucy, meow, what a fun thoughtful swap! Thank you so very much for everything, love it all! I enjoyed your kind note, I try to be positive. Life is too short for anything else! Many hearts to you! Hope you're enjoying summer, what's left of it.
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the heart! It was so much fun to get your name by the luck of the draw!
Comment: Thank you! So many things to love! The candle smells lovely, and the socks feel so comfortable. J'adore les cartes postales de Paris! The painted rock is so cute! I even love the fibers you used to tie up the packages, and the cats are having a good time with the paper.
Response: Thank you so much for the quick rating and heart. So glad you like the items! Sure was a fun swap!
HexG rated for Easy Peasy Note Card Swap #3-2018 - USA on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the notecard! I loved reading and thanks for the very kind words as well!
Response: Wow - you got it so quickly! Sometimes the USPS really amazes me! Thank you for the quick rating.
ariestess rated for May Magickal Stocking Stuffer on May 19, 2018
Comment: Apologies for the late rate. I thought I'd gotten to this sooner, but it must have slipped through the cracks. Thank you so much! I'll be back in December to comment on the gift itself.
Comment: Thank you so much (again) for the beautiful Stocking Stuffers! The chipboard pieces came with perfect timing!! I used them right away! I love the stamp set and will definitely use it often. I appreciate your generosity, Lucy! Hugs, Patty
Comment: Love how my present is wrapped...and for the Mary E Rhinestone accent. Thank-you.
Response: What? You got it already? I can't believe it - sometimes the USPS really impresses me! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
auralily rated for April Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I've got the stocking stuffer set back to open at Christmas but the incense smells fantastic!
ellie rated for CPG Easter Card Swap - US only on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: I am so sorry not to have rated you earlier. Please forgive me. Thanks for the pretty card and the tags.
clutterfree rated for USAHM: Send a card on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Lucy...Haha...what a cute card and it is always FUN to get "happy mail" from you....that darn gopher on the back of the card is responsible for me still having snow covered ground and cold temps here in NY...sooooooo ready for Spring!! Thanks for the fun swap/note and making my Irish day just a tad bit greener!! LOL Happy Easter and Spring!...Charlene
Comment: Lucy, thank you for the cute St. Patrick's Day card. My husband is Irish and I am Polish. What a combination! I make corned beef with potatoes, carrots and turnip. He doesn't like cabbage and I hate to make it for myself. Nothing like cabbage and vinegar. I can not wait for warmer weather. We have had the coldest winter in 55 years. Shirley
Response: Wow, you got that card so quickly! I'm impressed with the USPS! Now you've gone and made me hungry with your great description of your St. Paddy's day meal. Probably time for me to eat lunch! :)
lovetherain rated for March Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Looking forward to it!

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LivingInSong on Oct 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fun Halloween fabric RAK that you sent me! It really made my day and I can't wait to start sewing with it! I hope you have a happy Halloween - and thank you so much again!

tcornell on Oct 19, 2018:


zurdoswifey on Oct 19, 2018:

Thanks so much for the stocking stuffer...its already in my Christmas box to be hopefully forgotten til the time comes haha

Let me tell ya those gold swirls were oh so tempting lol...Cant wait o see what treasure you sent me =)

….and yes, I do have some pretty good hair flips over shoulder lmao

Btw I absolutely love your handwriting...Have a fabulously fantastical weekend

DarkSkullMistress42 on Oct 15, 2018:

Love the Snoopy addy labels for my wish in AATW. Thank you!

LMeowkin on Oct 15, 2018:

Resend to @JurassicParkerPage with tracking: 9200190112203915591448

CajunLady on Oct 12, 2018:

kiddomerriweather on Oct 12, 2018:

Thank you for the Pete the Cat PC. Did you know he's like a BIG thing? I didn't know until last night whilst I was browsing zulily. They have tons of books, toys, and clothing dedicated to him. Then I get the PC today and I'm all, "that's eerie." They weren't selling the PC's. Amazon has them, but they're an Add-On item. I ended up buying 50 assorted/random PC's instead. fingers crossed It was so nice of you to think of me. And I need to stay off zulily now that they accept the QVC card. EEK!!! I've already bought a Vera Bradley tote. (which apparently sets off the anti-theft alarm at Targét--can you say embarrassing?) I'll end my book now. ❤️

AlishaK on Oct 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful stickers and Washi. I love them.

groundhogstamper on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful bookmark RAK. I will enjoy thinking of you when I use it.

BusyB on Sep 14, 2018:

Thank you Lucy for the "angel" stocking stuffers and for your kindness! I'll pm you next week and keep you posted. I'm waiting 'til Christmastime to open. Big hugs!! Bonnie

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