Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2022 1:01 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: January 24, 2022
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: in need of pretty napkins for decopodging. Thank you in advance. : I am officially retired! And a member of the RGC. Retired Girls Club as of June 26, 2020

Returning from RGC trip to Vegas 7-5-2020. Gal bought a condo!!!! Now we have a place to crash

12/10/21 off to Maui, will rate when we return 12/18 Aloha.

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 54 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 25 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of 5 year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 39 and my twins, John and Chris 36 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender fUPDATE: 5 YEARS LATER, we have painted it gray. I was ready for a change The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine, I don’t watch regular TV as we do not have cable. I would rather watch my favorite you tubes, Now I am taking an abstract art class on line called Amanda’s insiders. I am amazed at the work I have produced and they hang on my wall. It’s the best 19.99 a month for its value, a class every week but what more, we have developed a community of artis from all ranges.


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL New UPDATE: The nfl got their heads out of their butts and I will watch football now, I am an army brat and disrespecting our flag is nothing I can tolerate. Leave it at that. UPDATE: back to boycotting the NFL.

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaping. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

Watercoloring is my new passion. Found a teacher and well, don’t be surprise if you get a card from me with one of my watercolors.

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade. Just took a road trip to Arches, Moab Utah, Colorado ! Iowa , Mt Rushmore and finally Yellowstone. Now retired so much of America remains to be seen. Europe is out these days sadly. I have 3 retired girlfriends so we made the RGC. Retired Girls Club. We have already taken a trip to Vegas where one of the gals bought a condo! I do the itinerary. 2021 i hope will see us in New Zealand, home of the HOBBIT and Lords of the Ring. We keep putting it off but this maybe the year. We must watch the trilogies about twice a year.


Things I like Sparkling stuff, Photos of you or your travels Hand made cards, Washi tape, tea ( no green or early grey). and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes Any information, brochures, maps, ideas about Germany or Austria. Best info is by those who know. So, if your writing to me and have travel experience in those countries, please tell me about it. Maybe things on don’t waste your time on.


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks


Comment: Love the little note book you sent. Thank you. Will pass along the p/c on next round.
Response: It is cute! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Got your cards to send on. Thanks for the extras!
Response: Your welcome thanks for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the PC and the extras! I've been to (and through) Onamia many times. My relatives live in Harding.
Response: The lake is pretty. But blink you miss it right!
Comment: Thank you, I will pass along! The postal museum sounds amazing, I would love to visit someday.
Response: They have free postcards, next time I am going to grab more. Black white of a 5 year old getting mail in the snow. From the 40s or 50s. Fun to mail. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the extras! I’ll be sending your card on. I have not tried book binding but I am dying to give it a try!! It’s so cool you made your grandson a sketch book. That’s so sweet! I hope you liked it. I haven’t seen Yellowstone yet, but I’m very interested in watching it.
Response: Don’t forget 1883, both are good. Thanks for the rating
ashleh13 rated for Last Penpal Swap of 2021 on Jan 20, 2022
Comment: Thank You for your letter! I loved the art on the envelope and it's definitely one I will cherish! There was no return address but I really enjoyed reading your letter. I hope you have a great new year filled with lots more travel!
Response: I PM my address. What a dork . Thank you for the rating!
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 107 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the awesome tea and other goodies! Sorry for the late rating--just found a few hiding swaps
Response: I always say better late than not at all.
KristenCat rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #48 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: thanks for the swap and the letter. I loved my trip to hawaii! so very much. didn't think I would love it so much, but I did.
Response: Oh I bet you did, I am so ready to go back. We have reservations at our resort in Kauai for September….like it seems forever! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the card! I'll pass it along in the next round!
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart
mchesser12 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #48 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending the postcards my way. Looks like I'll be sending two home. And thanks for the extra postcards. I've never been to Hawaii. My daughter went her senior year of high school with the band. And I've never been to Washington DC. You've given me lots of things to check out with books and tv. Love the envelope!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and rating. Its nice to get postcards sent home. Still waiting for mine!
Lilyhax rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #277 on Dec 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
mspandatrain rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #276 on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Hello Lauri, Thanks so much for the note, I love the birthday card and will remember you in June for my 60th!! OMG I enjoyed a peak into your fab weekend. I've not been to Hawaii but I am looking forward to going. I'm going to put the aloha sticker on my file cabinet at school so I can see it and remember your sweet card. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Have a fantastic 2022!
Response: You brighten up my day. How sweet where you put the sticker. We are home now. Beach and frolicking in the waves on Friday , shoveling snow on Saturday
user6937 rated for SPCP: It's Xmas Time! on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: I'd be happy to get gifts like these!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I like to make my gifts.don’t think folks know how much works goes into them
Kairbear rated for New Year 2022 card #1 on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card, note, postcard and photo! The New Year’s party at the lodge sounds like a lot of fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lauri! Give a hug to adorable Mr. Winston for me!
Response: It started snowing so maybe this year, it will be white mew years!!
Comment: Thank you! Such an adorable photo!! Have a wonderful holiday season :)
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: It was a wonderful experience to receive my pen pal, Lauri's letter today. I'm so very delighted. Thank you so much for this love. She has put in so much efforts into crafting this beautiful letter with lovely bookmark and pictures. Absolutely loved reading her warm letter.
Response: I am just pleased you felt so happy, that was a reward in its self.
Comment: The card arrived! Thank you for the pictures and the little note. Your trip sounds and looks so fun! Ive never been to Red Rock Canyon, but I have been to Las Vegas! One day, I would love to visit Venice.
Response: Oh I hope you do! Thanks for the rating .
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #42 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: I got your PC but I think it belongs in another swap, its not a Round Robin one, but I think I have a way to get it back into the right swap(LSRUS). Unfortunately, if that means that a Round Robin Traveling PC swap card made its way into another swap, you may want to give them a head's up so they can try to get it back into our rotation. Thanks for the extra Oregon PC, it is beautiful
Response: OMG really! Perhaps I can send another one! Let me know! Need to keep this straight 😊
VyvyanWormwood rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #271 on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: OMG!!! Thank you so so much! I really like the post card (can always use those) and I love your note. You had A CRAZY WEEKEND!!!! Cheers! <3 -Vyv
Response: Thank you, home now. All is well.thanks for the heart

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Valval on Jul 1, 2021:

Thank you for the letter! And for the tip about my profile! I’m excited to send you a letter back, we have a bit in common!

Petaltea on Mar 26, 2021:

Your Hawaii postcard came today Lauri!! That is so cool. Thank you for sending. It looks so beautiful and I hope you had a great time!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:

I am so sorry I flaked on the letter writing with you! Things got topsy turvy what with covid & all, and I blanked out! Hopefully you can get your traveling back on soon. I was in Vegas this last January, unfortunately not a lot f gambling, but visiting. Happy belated birthday!!!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:
1koolkrafter on Feb 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎈🎁

Petaltea on Dec 22, 2020:

kizzlets on Oct 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the floral photos and cute dog stickers in response to the 💌 Mini Happy Mail #2!!! 💌 (USA) swap I sent. Much appreciated!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

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

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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