Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2019 7:08 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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November 8th, 2019!

Had my follow-up appointment on Oct 22nd for the Lynparza Parp inhibitor medication that I have been on since October 2nd.! Blood work was perfect.. actually my care team said, "your blood work is GREAT!" That made me very happy! I am fortunate to NOT have any side effects of the medication-- they can be pretty miserable so I'm VERY happy that, so far, I am side-effect free!! Next Drs appt is in late November!

Started Lynparza on 2nd Oct and am pleasantly surprised that I have no severe side effects! Worst part for me is something not even listed.. HICCUPS... LOL! I can live with that!!

Lynparza is a Parp Inhibitor - Loosely defined.. In cancer treatment, blocking PARP may help keep cancer cells from repairing their damaged DNA, causing them to die. PARP inhibitors are a type of targeted therapy.

So far so good! Keep those fingers crossed for me, will ya?! Thanks!

Going tomorrow (26th Sept) for my CT scan to see if all those chemo infusions did their job! I finished my final Carboplatin/Gemzar infusion last Monday and I am eager to see how things are progressing!

I'm Gabi.. Scottish/Lakota Sioux (crazy right?)

a 1940s and 1950s living historian. My husband and I own a WWII Traveling museum and do quite a few events during the year. We are all 1940s and 1950s living historians and dress the part pretty much every chance we get!

I love the neat and tidy look of 1940s and 1950s fashion as well as the music from that Era. My husband and I are swing dancers and attend quite few events each month!


For Tea swaps--- TEA I love - Berry/Fruit/breakfast/Scottish/Irish - Light tasting, herbals are my favourites!

Tea I don't love - Licorice/Earl Grey/ Strong Musty flavors/

9th Sept 2019

Today was my FINAL BIG CHEMO infusion! (I HOPE!) Next week is my FINAL SMALL INFUSION (I HOPE!)

This week will be amazing even if I am tired and have low blood counts (all part of getting chemo) I am staying on top of keeping myself hydrated and fed. Chemo patients often forget to do those things and our side-effects are MUCH worse because of it! I am setting my phone's alarm to remind myself to drink drink drink and eat little bits of protein all day long - so far so good! FINGERS CROSSED!

Today was my 5th SMALL Chemo infusion (26th Aug) and It went smoothly! I was in and out of Philly in a matter of a few hours time! No traffic, no parking issues, just smooth sailing! PLUS Today's weather was 67F -- that's kinda unheard of for AUGUST on the East Coast of NJ..... O_o - I think of it as a PREVIEW To AUTUMN!! MY FAVORITE SEASON! Two more infusions then a SCAN and then we'll see if this beast has been tamed or if I have to go in with a new game plan! Either way.. I see it as MOVING FORWARD! I am eager to get moving!!

Today was my 5th BIG chemo infusion (August 19th, 2019) - A lonnnng day - I left the house at 7:15 am and got home at 8PM - they have to give me a whole bunch of pre-meds so that I don't have allergic reactions to the Carboplatin that I am highly allergic to without the pre-meds! UGH I'm so tired and will hit the bed but I managed to get my swaps packed up and popped them in the mail box this evening! :) WOOT!

Had my 4th BIG Chemo infusion on July 30th (2 more BIG ones to go) - I was supposed to have it on the 22nd but my blood work was just a tad 'off'' so my oncologist requested that I take an extra week so my counts would rise-- and they did! WOOT! Gotta say--- it was nice having almost 3 FULL weeks off between infusions! Heading in on July 22nd for my 4th BIG chemo infusion --I'm more than 1/2 way there! YIPPEE!! Wish me luck !So far I've been SO lucky to not need a blood transfusion! My counts have stayed up! In 2015 I wasn't so lucky and needed a few blood transfusions! (THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATE BLOOD!!! You may not realize it but you are legitimately LIFE SAVERS!)

Had my third big and small chemos and now I'm 1/2 way thru treatment! WOOT! It gets a little harder to bounce back from each one but I am determined and thankfully am gifted with a really great amount of energy and a fabulous immune system!

Heading for Big infusion #2 on Tuesday, 2nd July... Not looking forward to it but at the same time, I will be 1/2 way done!!

Had Gemzar Chemo infusion #2 on Monday June 17th- Didn't do so great with Big Chemo #1 -- so let's keep our fingers crossed that this one isn't so yucky! LOL

Started chemo again- (may 14th, 2019) TINY recurrence -- this is my 3rd bout with Ovarian Cancer - Fun times LOL - It's small - no lymphnode or organ involvement - I will kick it's ass once again! - See my blog above for more info!

Happy Swapping

My Planners

birdy planner

My planners and Traveler's notebooks vary in size! Most stuff works for me!

I LOVE to swap Planner Goodies!

My main planners are all A5 sized ring bound and B6 sized Traveler's notebooks

I ADORE the little cute task stickers for planners, weather, housework, grocery shopping & traveling. they are so cute and I use a lot of them.


*Favorite Colours: Orange, Teal, Green, Tardis Blue, Yellow

  • Favorite themes for my planner are Seasonal, Monthly Holidays, Disney World, Diddl, European and Japanese cute stationery & craft/planner supplies and stickers, Kawaii, Japanese & Korean stickers/planner supplies, Alice in Wonderland, Teal, NYC, Positivity and just about EVERYTHING!

  • I love inspirational and encouraging quotes!

*Love Disney World and vacation there every year!

*I absolutely LOVE Camels, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea pigs and Hedge Hogs.. not the easiest to find I know!!

ABCs of Me!

  • A - ANTIQUE EPHEMERA (50s and Earlier), ACE OF DIAMOND Playing cards, Aspen Colorado(home town!), Aspen trees/leaves, Alaska, Alpacas, Airplanes, Armadillos, Alligators, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland, Architecture (OLD), Astrology

  • B - Bluegrass, Barbershop Quartets, Buddy Holly, Baking, Bobby Rydell, Baton Rough, Beach Combing, Bridges, Black Licorice, Blue Columbine flowers (remind me of home!)

  • C - Cacti, Cooking, Cowboys, Castles, Coney Island, Country Music, Colorado, Covered Bridges, Camels, Chinchillas, Caribou, Cats, Chinese New Year, Cute food stickers and stuff, Christopher Lambert, Carnivals, Comets, Constellations, Coke Machines( have a 1956 coke Machine!) Cruise Ships, Constellations, Clouds, Cheshire Cat, Classic Cars (1950s and earlier)

  • D -Dion and the Belmonts, Dogs, Dancing, Disney World, Doctor Who,

  • E -EXPLORING!! ETSY, Exploring, Erin Condren Life Planner, EPCOT, Ephemera, (the)ELEGANTS.

  • F FIFTIES EVERYTHING - First Nation People. Fiddle Player, Folk Music, Flying Squirrels, Filofax, Fairs, Flowers, Fall, Flea Markets, Fog, Frogs, Flow Magazine, Fifties Freak shows

  • G - George Strait, Guinea Pigs, Ghost Stories, Gravity Falls, Gotham, Going places, Grave yards, Gel Pens

  • H Horses, Hank from Finding Dory, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion (Disney), Humphrey Bogart, HALLOWEEN, Happy Planner, Hot Air Balloons, Hank Williams, Hamsters, Hummingbirds, Hurling, Hedgehogs

  • I - Iris flowers, i-Mac, Iceland, Iced Tea, Ireland, Irish Music, icicles

  • J - John Denver, Junk Journals, Jukeboxes (have a 54 Seeburg!)

  • K - Kites, Kittens, Kawaii

  • L- Lakota Sioux Native American

  • M - ANYTHING Medical (vintage), Mountains, Mushrooms, Music, Mandolin ( I play the mandolin), Mail, Moose, Mumford & Sons, Italian and Irish Mafiia Crime Families,


  • N - Neverland (Peter Pan), Nurse (trauma), New Orleans, NEKO

  • O - Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Oddities, Orange, Old West, Over the Garden Wall, OLD PHOTOS

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  • P -PERRY the Platypus, Penetentiaries, Prisons, Planets, Paranormal, PLAYING CARDS, Photography, Photos. Project Life Scrapbooking, Pepe Le Pew & Penelope (it;s my husband and myself..for real LOL) Planners, Planning, Phineas & Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Pomeranians, Pizza, Pop Culture.Peter Facinelli



I love all postcards!!

But here are some themes I collect:

I'd love to have a train or railroad postcard from every state (and every country!)

Vintage "Linen" Postcards

Old Penitentiary/Prisons, WWII Era/Vintage & Vintage or Repro WWII Cards, Map Cards from all over the World (USA TOO!), Alaska, Colorado, Camels, construction, trains, planes and transportation, Mountain landscapes, old barns, Bridges, Olympic Peninsula WA, Hoh Rainforest, Anywhere there is history of WWII, Jetoy, WINDMILLS, The Netherlands, Holland, UNESCO, Zoo, Recipe Postcards, Harry Potter, Castles, Dragons, Ireland, Medieval Europe, cats, Scottish Fold Cats, animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, famous people, Volcanoes, planets, coffee, tea, books, libraries, famous buildings,Old West/Cowboys,Ranches, South West, flags, maps, Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Japan, Van Gogh, Poe, 'Greetings From' postcards
etc.. . . . .

Wish List!


ANY FLOW WEEKLY magazines, Anything from Flow Magazine... It's my favorite!

I love Halloween!

Traveler's Notebooks - any/all sizes WWII Items - Anything/everything- I own a WWII Museum

1950s.. everything... anything 1950s!

Anything from Colorado - Grew up in Aspen and MISS IT TERRIBLY!

Anything SLYTHERIN related from Harry Potter

Anything from SCOTLAND - It's my ancestral homeland and anything from there is pure comfort

Cowboys, old west, horses, cattle... I'm a ranch girl

Any old ephemera, old maps, old photographs, vintage book pages, and illustrations, old ledger pages, Old music sheets, vintage paper of any kind, vintage postcards, vintage ads from magazines, vintage magazines etc.. I love old paper, old stamps, old letters, ephemera! Vintage envelopes and papers too! EVERYTHING EPHEMERA

Sheep! SO CUTE Love 'em!

Highland Cattle

Camels - My fav animal

WOMBATS - Another fav animal!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint.

Please no Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Fibers/Yarn/Floss/String/Ribbon/Thread/Fabric/Buttons/Trim/Lace/Cloth/doilies etc.... - I don't do these types of crafts and don't want you to spend the postage to mail them to me only for them to sit here unused and unloved LOL

Please no Sports stuff yuck (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers yuck Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use

Favorite Television

Doctor Who


My favourite Doctors are 11, 10, 2, 8, 4 & 9

GOTHAM! (My daughter loves Gotham)

!!!!Star Trek!!!!



Candy & Goodies

Love chocolate

I'm not a fan of nuts in chocolate or plain.

I Love crisps/chips!

Nothing with hot peppers please. I do not like HOT/ spicy foods.

Please don't send anything mint. I really dislike it and it gives me a headache :(

I love all sorts of candy from all over - Im open to try most anything

Please NO HOTLIX or the ones with BUGS in them and don't send me chocolate covered bugs either PLEASE- that's just icky to me. YUCK! NO CANDY covered insects. Yuckers!!! LOL

thank you!

Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


MeggyMoo rated for cat food upcycled PC on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: We do have Fancy Feast here in Australia, it's one I buy on special! Coco really only likes the fish varieties, though! All the best, Tracy.
stiffneck78 rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of junk journal supplies. I already have plans for much of it. =)
Jbee rated for Put Halloween on! on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: thank you very much for the put halloween on mailart. it looks like it took a bit longer to reache :-)
KarenFife rated for Beatles PC on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Gabi, for the awesome fotofolio black and white postcard of John. LOVE IT! Enjoyed reading your note also. The Beatle PC I sent was the only one I had currently. Got mine in an underground shop at Pike Marketplace in Seattle. Always exciting when you happen to find one!!
Kokoxo rated for WIYM: 1, 2, 3, 4! on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing swap! 🌸 I love it all! Especially the PC from Japan 😍 Thank you for always hosting such fun swaps!! xoxo
Kokoxo rated for Happy Halloween PC Swap on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Awh I love this PC! Thank you for sending it ~ I enjoyed reading your answers :) 👻
Comment: Got the mail! 😄 Great that they’re from all different places. I love the abandoned building. The washi is awesome! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the Long Beach Island postcard. Great price on postcards; lucky you!
Jafferty rated for 3 double sided in an ENVIE USA on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of ad cards! Love the bookstore one! Thank you!
Comment: You really made my day, thank you for the lovely swap
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap! I love everything! The tea looks delicious. The postcard is gorgeous.ANd I love the puppy dog stickers. Thank you again!
Karebear110 rated for Free & Ad PC Swap on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard.
cherlita rated for Free & Ad PC Swap on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the promotional music card, I'll try to listen to the music when I have time!
Response: My pleasure!!
lilmermaid rated for Spooky Gifts! on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: thank you very much
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Happy Halloween!
young46356 rated for SS ~ Fall picture! on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Great pictures, thanks. Also thanks for the postcard. Rich
Response: My pleasure!
lockerelf rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Super cute! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you like!! :)
Johkup rated for cat food upcycled PC on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you. No we don't have this exact food... at least I haven't seen it :)
Response: You're welcome!
Libertyjayne rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: I love these cards, they are so cute!
Response: Aw so happy you love them!!
suepier rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: Always a pleasure!!

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kittyhahahotbot on Nov 7, 2019:

HOw on earth did you get that great, big, mega hugh gif on our side walls? Its flippin' awesome!

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 7, 2019:


Nevi2018 on Nov 3, 2019:

Thanks Gabi!! How are you!! I love that you leave the Picture comments on my Board/profile!!

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 17, 2019:


angelgram on Oct 10, 2019:

☆☆☆AUTUMN☆☆☆ As we enter into Fall, I want to share this quote with you: “It is autumn on tip-toe that silently walks the hills and treads the forested expanses, gracing in each step a billion leaves in a chorus of colors so brilliantly ingenious that a thousand museums or more could not hold the artistry because a thousand artists or more will never possess the talent to produce what autumn effortlessly creates.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough Thank you, Craig, for your apropos & eloquent soliloquy. However, I must respectfully disagree on a point not considered : Au Contraire as my friend Gabi would be able to capture this glorious season with her camera and her natural talent, her eye for detail and her use of light/shadow, her creativity. While our eyes glimspe the whole scene, She can capture in a frame by frame look at the individual aspects that showcase why the whole view is so magical. She can document Autumn in its splendor, in its reality and in places we may never visit but would stir our souls and infuse our being with gratitude and marvel. I am hoping Gabi will do a coffee table book. So I can look upon the joy of Autumn during my annual 9-month countdown!! Thank you, Craig and Gabi, for creating masterpieces with words and how Gabi creates with photography! Hugs and Love Mary

Mimi7 on Oct 7, 2019:

Happy Autumn!! Happy Sweater weather and warm fuzzy socks weather!!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 3, 2019:

I know, right? ARent we digging it? RElief!

CHOWEFACE on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy October to you too Gabi!

myancey on Oct 2, 2019:

Happy October! Although it does not feel like it

yvonne401 on Sep 29, 2019:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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