Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2019 9:44 am


Date Joined: September 5, 2013
Last Online: February 1, 2019
Birthday: September 19, 1986
Country: United States

About Me

****FYI- I'm behind on angeling and following up with flakers. Please bear with me as I'm catching up.***

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, herbal, 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.


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 DenTv_ 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! Worth the wait!
Linsoid rated for 2018 Tea Christmas Advent #3 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend! They came right on time and I do appreciate the extras as well. Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Thanks for the teas. I look forward to opening them!
CreativeCitrine rated for 2018 Tea Christmas Advent #4 on Nov 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
MichelleD11 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: I can’t wait to try the tea! Thanks for the Judy Garland quote and beautiful card. I hope you are enjoying the Kentucky weather because it is frigid up here. My favorite REM song is Superman. Just wanted to give you a heads up that postage was due on your package (it was 34 cents short). no biggie. Postage is like 50 cents now and if it’s a bumpy envelope, it costs a little more. Have a great holiday season and happy swapping!
TurtleLove rated for 2018 Tea Christmas Advent #1 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: You have me a little confused when I recieved the goodies in two separate envelopes because they came on different days LOL. I'm worse than a little kid because even though I know that there is tea inside the packages I want to open them NOW! thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! It was lovely to read the things that make you happy; they were quite different to other peoples' which was so interesting!! Apologies for the late rate, I think this slipped through the net as the swap was sent later in UK time so I missed it 😊
ahnlynn rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank You! I'm excited to try to Pumpkin Spice Chai!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. They were very insightful.
Comment: Thanks for such wonderful answers. I love the quote about the world defining you if you don't define yourself. I haven't added it to my list of faves yet, but I've seen it and heard it a lot, and think I will. thanks for taking the time to share yourself with me!
Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed reading your answers! I also believed that I could get electrocuted if I had a shower during thunder as a kid! :)
brookeasaur rated for Meme my pet! ESWAP on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your story with your adorable kitty! :) Pets are a special type of love <3 Happy swapping!
kgeslab rated for Tea Swap #1 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet note and the amazing teas. I'm drinking pumkin spice chai as I write this. Didn't even know they made it! Delicious!
Moonchaser84 rated for Autumn Sweet Treats on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Love it!!!! Thank you very much!
JaKaReeves rated for Recipe Swap: Bread on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: I love the way that you were able to create the recipes! They looked like they came out of a cookbook!! Good job, so professional!
Mishi rated for Recipe Swap: Bread on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Can't wait to try
aralyn rated for Recipe Swap: Bread on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the recipes! Those cheese biscuits...YUM! I also love the format of the recipes, very cute.
Mekenzie rated for Meme my pet! ESWAP on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Pets always know what's up and how to help. Have good days, good luck.
redchuckstress rated for 10 Songs From My Playlist on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: thanks for the awesome playlist! love the decembrists!
Response: Yassssl! I saw them in concert in Geneva, NY back in May. Best...concert...ever! Colin Meloy is my celebrity man crush.
penpalissa rated for Quick- blind- tea & goodies on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: You're swap arrived late but I'm not sure if you sent it to late or if it got delayed because the post office wasn't able to read your handwriting (they had to reasearch the address). So I'll give you 5 stars anyways. Thank you for the stickers!
Response: I'm glad you finally received it. I had to send it the following Monday as the post office window closed by the time I arrived on Saturday. I apologizing for not emailing you. I'm sorry they couldn't read the writing. I usually write clearly as I'm paranoid my letters won't get there. I hope you liked the teas and glad you enjoy the stickers. Thank you for the kind 5. :)

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Wildspoon28 on Nov 10, 2018:

Love your Tea and inspiration swaps! They are my favorite monthly swaps! Thanks for organizing!

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.

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