Swap-bot Time: November 25, 2020 11:05 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: November 21, 2020
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States

About Me

I'm going to put this here for anyone who NEEDS to know....I do NOT sign in here sometimes days at a time...I have had many crazy life challenges since joining swap bot and I swap responsibly with sending on time as well as rating...I do know communication is important and I will send a message if I need to clarify something with a swapper and hope you will do the same...Swap-bot is something I do because I get JOY from it and I value the relationships I have found here...

I'm a wife, mom, grandmother . I am a military spouse so LOVE my patriotic/Americana themes. We own a seasonal cottage in NY state that has a country flare (sunflowers, roosters and bugs with lots of "Grandma & Grandpa decor"...think books, puzzles, picnics, camp fires, journals (lazy days)!!! I'm into reading, gardening and bargain shopping...love watching movies with a big batch of buttery popcorn and walks in the woods! Always have a camera with me.

Favorite Books

Mostly read fiction: Nicholas Sparks and Mary Higgins Clark are my absolute faves! Like mystery, suspense and romance. Christian authors are: Karen Kingsbury, Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis,Kathy Herman, Lori Wicks, Terese Hale and Francine Rivers :)

Likes and collectibles

Gardening deco (sunflowers, watering cans, birdhouses,bugs, etc...), cards & stationery, journals, office supplies (post-its any size, unique paper clips, push pins, colored gel ink pens esp. red/green, stickers).

I really appreciate all things homemade and the talent that it takes to create :) I especially love altered or upcycled itmes focusing on reduce,reuse, and recycle!! (aprons from skirts, or pillow shams ,head bands made from men's ties, totes made from anything, PC's from greeting cards or fabric scraps...etc..) Sewing items (any threads, buttons, fabrics , scraps are fun:)

Can never have too many windchimes!!!

Kitchen items I like are: seasonal dish towels, pot holders, seasonal paper napkins (beverage or dinner size),seasonal sprinkles, magnets, I can use anything that is a bread making tool or themed.

Drinks: hot chocolate (any flavor), Individual sugar free drink packets (like crystal light...NO TEA flavors!!)


Not too picky...just don't drink coffee.(hot chocolate lover...any flavor)!! :)

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts, sewing and upcycling.

Any items, kits or samples of projects that I can use for crafting with my grands ages 10,8 and 5..

Favorite Movies

Collect all Nicholas Sparks movies , Like comedy , Holiday , romantic, and suspense,action. Kevin Costner is my favorite actor and Mare Winningham and Sandra Bullock are my favorite actresses!! Some wishes in this category would be The Blind Side, The Proposal.

Favorite colors

My favorite colors are green and yellow (springy colors). I decorate seasonal so if you are in a swap during a specific holiday think seasonal (ie..Feb. hearts, Mar. St. Pat's, April, Easter...) Really just have fun with me year round and change it up!!! :)

Thrift Store faves

Love doilies, jewelry (wire pierced earrings, bracelets and necklaces), tote bags, used books, wind chimes, owl items, bug items (dragon flies will get you a heart!), bird themed, and gardening deco, kitchen items (aprons,dish towels, cloths and pot holders), patriotic, roosters and sunflowers :) all seasons. .. snowman vs, santa, harvest vs.spooky.. Love CHRISTIAN THEMED anything (note cards, PC's, books, quotes, calendars,memo pads,stickers,magazines).I may think of more later :)


About Me

SEASONAL: Thrift store good condition OK with me!!

WINTER likes: warm fuzzy socks,scarves, teas, hot chocolate, car air fresheners (closed car windows need a good scent), snow anything as long as it is not the real and cold kind..LOL

SPRING likes: Out door decor for gardening, wind chimes, solar lights, seed packets, gardening gloves, small pillows for my front porch furniture to add a pop of color, anything gardening, bugs (especially dragon flies), sun flowers, roosters and patriotic!

SUMMER likes: Bright colors, flowers, themes like watermelon, picnics, popscicles, ice cream, flavored water packets (Crystal light).

FALL likes: pumpkins, leaves, acorns, woodland characters, Thanksgiving, blessings, grateful, home and hearth :)

ALWAYS WELCOME.....memo sheets for any season, anything Christmas, always can use and enjoy what you have made by hand or if you have received anything that was not your taste pass it along...CHRISTIAN themed, paper napkins and kitchen items, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SURPRISES!!!!


LadyJo rated for CF: Thankful Ten on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: I enjoy reading your Thankful Ten! I had some of the same as you! I loved your washi used in the card an envie. Happy Thanksgiving!
skinny52 rated for TF: Something Christmas-USA on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: I haven't opened the bag but I already love it! Very nice presentation...I'm going to wait a few days, or until Christmas morning, to open it. Thanks for the wonderful anticipation! Stay healthy and best wishes to you, Mar/skinny52
LadyJo rated for CF- Our Own Backyards on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Oh, I enjoyed reading about your backyard! It was so descriptive, I could visualize this peaceful area. Oh to have beautiful memories of your mother in your backyard. I too love my laundry flapping in the wind. Thank you for sharing!
Coss rated for Trash to Treasure on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the wide assortment of treasures.
bb2 rated for CF: Fall Postcard! on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fall PC. I love the train in fall. I took it years ago in October from OR to IN. Beautiful time of year. The scriptures are encouraging. Happy fall to you.
Comment: You certainly deserve a heart for all the hearts on the quilty items and the fabrics you sent.Thanks!!!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Dining room or kitchen on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Love the pot holders? I use those type, cant have the glove ones here since spiders, snakes love to rest inside them (yuk). The tea and hot cocoa will come in handy since Fall temps have arrived here. Thank you for the lovely swap Oh, the tissue holder is perfect for my purse, reminds me of Mary E.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mail Art to Match Flat Item on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: I loved your mail art theme of LOVE! So colorful and fun! Our mailman commented to my husband that he enjoys seeing all the colorful envelopes I receive (& send). They are a bright spot in his day. Oh, that’s incentive to send happy mail a lot, eh? The goodies inside are fun. I love that you housed them in a church service program flyer. What great encouragement ideas for sharing kindness that were on the back of the flyer too. Thanks for a fun swap!!💕
BlueberryLady rated for CF: Something Fabric Swap #3 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Wow, Thank you !! , Love the Fruit Print Placemat/matching Napkins and matching Apron and pillow.. I love Cloth napkins. and always need an Apron when baking... I think I need to make Apple Muffins !! Hugs !!!
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and hook. Can always use those!
LadyJo rated for CF- Just Droppin By! on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: I was excited to hear about all your local news! What fun you must have had! The recipe sounds yummy and new to me! Thank you!
bb2 rated for CF: Mini Pen-pal Challenge #2 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: This swap took 15 days to get here, but it is worth the wait. Thank you for the pretty card and chatty note inside. You spoiled me with die cuts and a cute kitty card, too. Thank s so much for this fun swap. You cheered my day!.
Response: Wow that was true snail mail...thanks for being patient! And thanks for the heart rate! Stay healthy. ...hugs and blessings.
Comment: I am going to enjoy this "tea theme" swap you mailed. We just moved into a cabin in the woods you can say, no TV, no outside world and sipping tea and reading books/magazines is part of my daily routine now. So relaxing! Thank you so much for my tea magazines, tea and tea pot cozy ( extra special) It is perfect..... Be blessed and enjoy your day.
Comment: Thanks so much for the Out Fishin PC I have not read that poem before. Yes we do enjoying fishing very much so. Even when we don't catch fish.
rarjones rated for CF- July Parade Swap on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap! Love all the red white & blue! And I seen your generational pic - Lexie is so sweet:) I cant wait for my turn- just 4 more weeks aprox. and Charlie Mae will be here to hold:) Enjoy your summer!
TamiHope rated for CF: Christmas in July—card swap on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Charlene - love your card and enclosures! Thank you so much. I love the Christmas list reminder to start shopping early as you won't believe this, but I have already started!! Now I can start filling in my list! Thank you for the To/From labels, too. I always need those. :-)
DixieDiane rated for CF: Christmas in July—card swap on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much
Comment: Hi Charlene - love your card and the pc and book of Christmas Carols - thank you!
shannonlinde rated for CF: Summer Mail Art on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Hey Charlene!! Oh what a happy envelope you sent! I love it! It made me smile the instant I saw it in my mailbox! :) Thank you so much for the goodies! Hope you have a great summer! :) xox Shannon
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice postcard and story! Love it!! Have a great summer!

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pinklilly on Sep 21, 2020:

I just like to wish you a very happy birthday !! Hope your day is very special just like you are!!! 🎂🍰🍦🍧🍩🍭🍬🍫

rarjones on Sep 15, 2020:

Birthday Blessings - Rose CF Group

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

BlueberryLady on Apr 7, 2020:

What a Blessing when I got the Easter Postcard in the mail..Yesterday… Hugs and Blessings especially for the new Granddaughter...!!!!

BeckyG56 on Apr 2, 2020:

Thank you for thinking of me, and sending an Easter postcard! Love you my friend!

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

LadyJo on Nov 14, 2019:

Thank you for the pretty birthday card! I did get to eat ice cream cake given by my kids.

bb2 on May 6, 2019:

Thank you so much for the spring surprises in the CF challenge game. Your letter was very encouraging. May your spring and summer be blessed.

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