Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2018 12:00 pm


Date Joined: September 5, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2018
Birthday: September 19, 1986
Country: United States

About Me

I'm day dreamer, star gazer, well wisher, and free with whimsy.

I'm currently in a life transition that's exciting and challenging. My hubby and I moved from NY to KY where I stepped into a new vocation as Assistant Pastor. Although I have a heart for special needs folks who I worked with for 9 years, I've taken a mental break from casework. I'm a huge advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and believe that all things should be accessible for all people. I have a side job at a local craft store where I get "all the deals!" I have a 13 years old tortoiseshell cat named Natalie, aka, Natty Cat or Old Lady Cat. She's the fuzz!

Most of all, I'm completely, unapologetic-ally ME!

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It's not uncommon for me to spontaneously take off and drive. I love day trips to cutesy little villages, markets, and state parks. Hiking and exploring waterfalls is my new craze. I crave the unique and different life brings.

I enjoy spring showers, summer nights, autumn bonfires, and moonlit snowfall. I find comfort in nature, oddities, and the hilarity life brings. I love making the old new again!

I fancy good coffee, crunchy bagels, hot tea, dark chocolate, and extra sharp cheese.

I enjoy country, vintage, and retro styles. I love pin-up hair, bright red lip stick, and heels. Okay, in reality, comfortable flats. LOL

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Favorite Crafts

Painting- I'm not a pro but enjoy water colors, acrylics, and paint markers. I usually find a design on pinterest and have fun. I'm a pinterest freak! Things I like making: burlap wreaths, cake stands, candle holders, and decorative signs. Gardening- I love, love, love flowers everywhere! I love stationary, stickers, washi tape, magnets, pens, and pretty blank note cards. I enjoy sending cards and journaling.
I enjoy baking desserts and decorating cakes. I swoon for cute cupcake liners, toppers, sprinkles, and pie pans.


Purple, black cats, Pusheen, green/black/flavored teas, tea time, wooden jewelry, cookbooks, old recipes, mason jars, rural living, pretty scarves, hippie bags, bare feet on the grass, antique tea cups, chia seeds, beef jerky, fine chocolate, stickers, post cards, note cards, pens/pencils, post it notes, wooden signs, decals Homemade, second hand, and fair trade! Let's live intentionally and responsibly.

Let's talk tea!!! If anyone would like to do private tea swaps, I'm game, message me! My favorites... Clipper, Baltimore Tea Company, Bigelow, Stash. I enjoy Guayusa, Mate, Chai, floral, fruity, earthy teas.

Please do not send teas with apricot, licorice, anise, or jasmine.

Favorite Books

Books- I'm a Jesus freak and nerd. The Bible particularly Proverbs, Luke, Romans, and Hebrews. Heart of a Good Pastor, HB London, Grace is Greater, Kyle Idleman, Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen The Gospel of Mark, by Michael Card Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Anything C.S Lewis, NT Wright, Walter Brueggemann, John and Charles Wesley, Thomas Merton, and all sorts of theology, social issues, leadership, psychology, and spiritual growth books.

Magazines- Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Food Network, Vintage Style, Food and Wine, Real Simple, Eating Light, Ball Canning,

I also enjoy cookbooks, home decor magazines, and reading DIY/baking blogs.


Music: I have a wide ranges of musical flavors Carbon Leaf, The Decemberists, Simon and Garfunkel, Barenaked Ladies, Mika, Styx, Journey, Evanescence, Brandi Carlile, Allison Kraus, Of Monsters and Men, Regina Spektor, Florence + The Machine, Nightwish, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Rend Collective, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, the Getty's, People and Songs, First Aid Kit, The Head and the Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bear's Den

Tv: I don't watch much TV, but when I do, it's usually The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Jimmy Fallon, Portlandia, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, The Crown, OA, The Last Tycoon, Red Oak, Anthony Bourdain, Cupcake Wars, Barefoot Contessa, Pioneer Woman, Food network is my favorite channel!

Movies: I love musicals, historical dramas, suspense, and slapstick comedy: The Lady Vanishes, North by Northwest, Roman Holiday, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Forest Gump, Fried Green Tomatoes, UHF, Airplane, Naked Gun, This is Spinal Tap, anything John Hughes, Tim Burton, Hitchcock! I've recently found myself admiring Christopher Nolan movies.

Please do not send

Scented candles, lotions, or anything with strong fragrances. Emojis, disney, looney toons type of animation.


Comment: Thank you again for sharing and God bless!
Jennahcook19 rated for Quick- blind- tea & goodies on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: thank you so much! loved the little envelopes!
Comment: I've already tried the peach - yum! Thanks for a very nice swap.
mle rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration- September on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I taped the quote inside my coffee/tea cabinet door.
loveretro rated for Tea swap on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the teas and the extra's. Can't wait to try the victorian rose tea!
AshCash rated for "Dear Younger Me" Letter Swap on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sending. I will send it back to you shortly. : )
Eulegirl rated for Coffee Swap on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: I am looking forward to trying this yummy coffee! Thanks for the lovely note cards, too.
Response: I'm glad it was well received! Enjoy your coffee!
SharMarie513 rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Love the card and quote! Can’t wait to try the tea! What a cute envelope you made for it! Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! I had fun making it! enjoy your tea!
dhulse rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: I loved the homemade tea dividers!! so creative!
Response: Thank you, the tea dividers were given to me, so I passed them on to you! I'm glad you liked them! Enjoy your tea!
squince rated for Join 8/6, Send PC 8/7-US ONLY on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Love it!
Response: Thanks' for the rating!
Comment: Thank You!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: One of my favorite poems! Thank you.
Response: Me too! I'm glad it was well received.
Jsereg001 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! July on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!!
Response: I'm glad you like them! <3
Comment: Wow I was feeling discouraged, the timing of this postcard was great! Love it!
Response: Yay! I'm glad the poem spoke to you and have you needed encouragement. <3 Buffy
Response: Thank you for the rating.
reauk rated for Profile Bible Verse #5 2018 on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: thank-you for a wonderful verse
catlingmex rated for Summer Dessert Share- Recipe Swap on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Great recipe (which I am def going to try something this summer) and lovely notecard. Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you received it and interested in trying! Let me know how it turns out!
Comment: senior-citi-kitty, that's so adorable, I also have a senior-citi-kitty, but he still plays like a kitten. Thank you for the tea, I've always wanted to try rose. Have a great week!
Response: I hope you like it! Let me know what you think! Rose is one of my favorites.
Comment: Thank you for the extra green tea! I can't wait to drink them. Thanks a lot for participating! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. :)
Comment: Thank you

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Fabriqueen on Jun 27, 2018:

Psalm 145 was for Profile Bible verse #5

Fabriqueen on Jun 27, 2018:

Psalm 145:3-6 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty--and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works -- and I will proclaim your great deeds.

We spent today in the mountains of North Carolina. I was in awe of the beauty of God's creation!

Hugs, Diane

jaimierandolph on Jun 26, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #5

2 Chronicles 10:16

16 When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: “What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse’s son? To your tents, Israel! Look after your own house, David!” So all the Israelites went home.

adaywithmom on Mar 21, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #12

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13

I love this verse! It has gotten me through so many things! I know no matter what the situation is God will give me the strength to get through it.

I hope you have a blessed day! April

cynaemon on Mar 20, 2018:

Profile BIble Verse #12

Love reading Middle English. This verse is from the apocrypha. Hope you like it.

Wine & musicke reioyce the heart: but the loue of wisedome is aboue them both. Ecclesiaticus 40:20 Apocrypha, KJB 1611

Chelle on Mar 20, 2018:

Hello! I hope this verse for the Profile Bible Verse #12 Swap speaks to you today!

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Proverbs 31:25

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Hi I'm your partner for the Profile Swap #10 I'm not sure what happened as I did this on the weekend but none of them saved! I'm so sorry! Here is the quote I picked for this swap!

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown

jaimierandolph on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile Quote #11

“No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!” ― T.D. Jakes

bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

Hugsie86 on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile Quote #11

It might take a year, it might take a day, but what's meant to be will always find its way. (Unknown)

Have a nice day!


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