Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2020 5:05 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2010
Last Online: February 11, 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!!!!


rarjones rated for CF: HEART Scavenger Hunt on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: thank you for all the heart items you sent along! Hope you have a very Happy Valentines Day!
Comment: Thank you for white items. Happy New Year!
Comment: What a Wonderful Card full of Encouragement !! Love your ideas for Mind, Body and Soul..and Congrats on the New Grandbaby !!!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your blessings and congrats on new grandbaby! Thank you for the swap!
LindaW rated for CF: Yard Sale/Thrift Shop on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice greeting cards. I remember when the Post Office was selling them.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Yard Sale-August on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: It was great to “see you” in my mailbox!! What a great find - - 6x6 collage sheets & in a cool package too. Yes, I’ll find a use for them somehow. 😀 I really enjoyed your newsy letter too. You are right - no matter where our lives take us, we have gained amazing friendships from our CF group! P.S. Great mail art envelope!!
LadyJo rated for CF: Celebrate Lighthouse Day on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: What a great swap you sent to me! I loved the outside envie and all the things inside! I also enjoyed hearing about you news and how your summer is going!
snailmaillover rated for CF: Encouragement PC #2 on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Such a sweet note and love the verses!
mcovey rated for Six Week Snailmail on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Loved all the goodies and notes you have sent me ! Love reading all about you and are sorry to hear you won’t be swapping for awhile ! Always enjoyed swapping with you !
Comment: Many hearts for this great card, stickers, and note. Thank you dear friend for this swap, I'm so happy I was your partner!
Eulegirl rated for TF: Kitchen anything on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty trivet! I love it. I am putting it to use right away in my kitchen.
Response: I'm so relieved that it arrived in one piece....and that you found it useful! It truly was one of those things you find that you want to keep!! Knowing you will never find another like it...that is the thrill of thrifting...finding the unique treasures!! When I saw you liked to bake I thought the conversion chart would come in handy in the kitchen :) Hugs...Charlene
DixieDiane rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ FEB on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you Dear friend
LindaW rated for CF: Senders Choice PC on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. It has been cold and rainy here. No sunny day at the beach for us today!
Traceyk rated for Send a Card to your partner on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Beautiful Package of goodies 🌼
armadillogal rated for TF: Have a Heart-USA on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute little purse and pcs. I'll probably use it this weekend when I don't want to carry my whole wallet.
spicemom rated for Note Card Swap on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Charlene Thank you for the cute cards Spicemom
CatieCat388 rated for Recycle your 2018 Calendar on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card set & "Tin Kitty" envelope (lol). I love them all.
mejulia rated for 2019 New Year Pen Pal on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter, I'll answer soon.,
Kalalinga rated for UHM: Feed the Birds Day! 🐦 on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute notecards and your letter which I really enjoyed. The birdseed packet was sweet!

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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.

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

BeckyG56 on Feb 13, 2019:

Praying for you!

lperry on Jan 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the zippered pouch for the Cheap Postage Tag. It's so cute!

Lillypooh12 on Jan 8, 2019:

I'm so sorry my envelope came damaged for the CPG "Pick 2 -US only"!! I would be happy to resend to you if you would like!

bluehairedmary on Dec 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the handmade envies for the CPG Tag You're It - US Only tag. They are just lovely and I can't wait to use them! I hope you find lots of happiness in 2019!

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