Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 7:45 pm


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: March 30, 2020
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats, in order of age (NOT intelligence): LuLu (male), Baxter, and Cookie. I enjoy
* reading,
* paper crafting,
* journaling,
* planning,
* essential oils,
* knitting,
* gardening/xeriscaping,
* coloring,
* yoga,
* memory keeping smash book style,
* snail mail/pen palling/happy mail/postcards, and
* Bible journaling and study.


I have always loved to read. I especially like mystery/thriller types of novels (John Grisham, Dean Koontz, Lee & Child) and the occasional romance. My current favorite series is about Armand Gamache and is written by Louise Penny. I don't typically re-read fiction, but this series I plan to!

My favorite books are The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and Watchers by Dean Koontz.

My non-fiction shelves consist primarily of Bible studies & theology, yoga, and genealogy & history reference.

I always have one hard copy fiction, one audible fiction, and 1-2 Bible studies going at a time.

media favorites

I enjoy television more than movies because I appreciate the talent it takes to keep the audience involved for years in a plot. All time favorites include Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Alias, LOST, Big Bang Theory, and x-Files. I may have been a Survivor fanatic since it started. :)

I get hung up on fascinating podcasts sometimes. So much so that I want to take notes on them. Like Serial, Undisclosed, etc.

I spend too much time pinning things I'll never do on Pinterest or in craft swap Facebook groups.


I enjoy knitting (I can only do parallelograms - nothing fancy! - but I'm all about the scarves and potholders) and genealogy.

I'm still trying to find my paper crafting niche....I'm experimenting with making cards, pocket letters, embellishments, flip books, etc. I also love playing with paint. I use journaling cards, stickers, ephemera, etc. in my journals and planners. I use napkins for Bible journaling. So many napkins and bits and pieces that I love...I need to get into collages and glue books!

current junk journal themes that I'm collecting things for: * frogs,
* beach/sea,
* tea time,
* farm animal,
* bear,
* mouse

journaling & planning

I love memory keeping (smash book style, a little Project Life style) and planning. I've had a paper planner all my life and I love seeing more people getting involved in it. Some of the things I'm currently using:

  • Hobonichi cousin avec - memory keeping
  • Happy Planner classic - swap and pen pal logs
  • Happy Planner classic - scripture writing & gratitude
  • standard midori TN - planner
  • standard midori TN inserts - Bible studies, errand runner, craft supply inventory (it's a problem that I even need this)

favorite things

I collect/hoard journals and notebooks and office supplies and paper crafting supplies and napkins. It's an obsession.

I also collect mouse figurines and images, Gorjuss girl mini stamps, and location/vacation spoons.

I love butterflies, dragonflies, cats, and mice so they show up in my crafting a lot.

snail mail stuff

POSTCARDS! I love collecting postcards around the world and am a postcrosser! Please write a little about yourself... what makes your town special, what you're currently reading, what your plans are for the weekend. anything!. I love them addressed, written on, stamped, and well traveled!

PEN PALS! I love snail mail and would love to have more pen pals, especially outside the United States.

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box or the post office itself. If I leave after my daily mail delivery, I assume the postmark is after the next day's delivery (and pickup) but considering how slow my mailman is, I can't guarantee it is even processed the same day! I try to compensate for this unknown in my sending. :)

If you don't receive, please PM me before rating. I may have a tracking number or other information to locate it and I am always willing to resend.

I rate upon receipt because that what I want people to do for me! But please know that I don't go to the post office to pick up mail every day. :)


kittyfun rated for year end review & planning on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Sorry so late but I did love all you sent, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and extras!
Comment: Thank you for the cute project life cards!! I always love when someone sends me those!! 💜 And thanks for the postcard, too. ;)
Suncloud rated for Lonely Day Mystery Letter on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter (I especially like the Mister Rogers stamp). Not yet opened.
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras. I love the santa sleeping with the kitties and puppies.
1koolkrafter rated for Christmas decorative napkins on Dec 15, 2019
Comment: Very nice selection...thank you.....and Happy Holidays
MSturgill87 rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 17 on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Always need good recommendations to add to my constantly growing TBR list. 😀
Comment: I received the pcs and i will fill them out for you then me. I love how you did my name on the front of the envelope, that is really cool looking.
Comment: Hi Christy, Love the decorated envelope!! Loved the card and the surprises. Will love doing the cat lib with my granddaughter. Thanks for everything. Merry Christmas to you and your family and LuLu, Baxtee, and Cookie
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card!! Merry Christmas!!
PrettyAlice rated for Christmas decorative napkins on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! These are very nice!
Comment: So cute, thanks!
Eulegirl rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Why yes, this book still looks interesting (just did the rating for the Interest me swap) Hee hee that we were partners for both!
Eulegirl rated for Interest me no. 74 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: This looks like an interesting series!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Received the interesting recipes today. Had to look up and see what a jicama is and we don't have that here, but I will substitute it with a turnip - although the jicama sounds much better. Looking forward to trying out all these recipes, thank you very much.
tristitia rated for SMSUSA: Paper Scraps on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: So many interesting papers! I love to citri-solve magazines but yours come out really cool! It’s so fun to see someone else’s paper scraps and wonder what the original project was! Thank you!
Candace rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US only on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card, thank you! Have a happy turkey day!
Comment: Looks like you're making good progress. :) I've had the Louise Penny books recommended to me several times, but haven't gotten into the series yet. Looks like you're doing well with the series. :)
Juniebird rated for 🎄 Christmas Card #1 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card - I like that style! - and also for the little extras. Best wishes and happy holidays to you and yours!

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thelocalman on Dec 15, 2019:

Just received your Texas Map Postcard. Thank you very much! Happy Holidays :)

thisismeAXiD on Nov 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


yvonne401 on Aug 17, 2018:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



ChrisAnne on Aug 15, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home listed as The Christian Homestead (SB won’t let us change it). Glad to have you.

USAFwife on May 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending the additional information about Emily Dickinson! It was nice to learn a little more about her life. I appreciate you taking the time to send the additional information. :) Thank you! Cindi

Lucine on Dec 13, 2017:

Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy playing in my mini rubber stamp book:))

simcoe54 on Nov 27, 2017:

PH: Postcard Tag - Thanks for the beautiful dog postcards. They will fit nicely in my collection.

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