Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2021 5:08 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: February 25, 2021
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!!!!


glennasgarden rated for CF: Scripture Encouragement on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and more for the lovely message my friend! Thanks too for the inserts I like to read a daily devotion so that was perfect. The scripture card will be fun to color in and perhaps pass along or keep for my collection.
Nnyla rated for CF - Postcard - Picture of Love on Feb 15, 2021
Comment: How nice to find you in my mailbox, Charlene! Thank you for the "peaceful" postcard. I love the quote and the added sparkle! Have a wonderful week!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card and the encouraging Scripture, Charlene! Sending long-distance hugs for you♥
rarjones rated for CF January 2021 on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed reading your months activities. Seven books in one month! Thats wonderful- I am not much of a reader anymore. How did you know I could use a calender - I needed one for my craftroom for the new year! Putting it up today! And thank you for sharing your daily devo booklet with me. I look forward to the blessings of reading it. This was a fun swap.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Magnet Upcycle on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! :) I love the sweet scripture verse magnet. I also loved the envelope made from a calendar. It was so pretty I couldn't bear to throw it away, so I cut some pieces up to recycle in my crafting! :) Just a note though, I was lucky to receive anything because the whole bottom of the envelope had opened up - everything seemed intact thank goodness, but you might want to reinforce with clear tape on the bottom of the calendar envelopes to make them more sturdy to go through the mail.
Response: Oh...no!! I usually do reinforce all my envelopes but having the extra liner in that one I didn't think to do the bottom because I knew the top had extra layer...so sorry! Thanks for the heart rate...I love doing up cycle swaps! Stay warm and healthy. ...
bb2 rated for CF: Winter Postcard on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty snow PC and encouraging verse. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
LadyJo rated for CF: Merry Christmas Mail Art on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mail art and the wonderful postage stamps. That all comes in handy.
LadyJo rated for CF - Breast Cancer Awareness - PINK on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Lovely pink envie filled with pink goodness. I will pray for your niece.
LadyJo rated for CF - Just a Note #2 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note and the lovely extras. They will be a great help in times of stress.
susieq40 rated for CF Christmas Stocking Exchange on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all my goodies in the cute stocking..love it all, but I love the towel and apron most of all..Merry Christmas.
susieq40 rated for TF: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute puppy card, I LOVE your story about the treasure you found, that would be 1 and a zillion to happen... Merry Christmas PS thanks for the goodies.
armadillogal rated for TF: Blue on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Love the placemats and sticky notes. I found this package at my neighbors...good thing one of the 4 had tracking or they might have been there awhile. Merry Christmas!
SunflowerRose rated for TF: Send a Snowman-USA on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: I loved my lil snowman. And all the other goodies. Thanks so much!!!
PegOGood rated for TF: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Your card arrived today and I will be opening it closer to Christmas. Thank you. 12/20 I opened your card today. I actually live outside of Genesee in Gold. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Comment: Merry Christmas Charlene! Thanks for the lovely postcard I do appreciate it so much!
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, had to add a few words about how fun this was, the ornament scrubbie, the vintage wrapping paper! Funky ribbon! Vintage postcards! Just to name a few! Thanks for everything! Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄🎅 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.

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grammypammy on Dec 15, 2020:


Thank you for the nice Christmas card! I'm doing much better, thank you for your kind words. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs, Pam

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.

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