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Date Joined: January 21, 2009
Last Online: February 9, 2019
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 4/4/2014

Hello! I am wanting to update my profile. Although I don't think much has changed since last year. I am still enjoying swap bot but have cut back quite a lot since I have started. Am finding out how much I miss getting fun mail. My favorite swaps are long term journals that are 3 months long.

I am the mother of 3 wonderful boys. I am so blessed to have the boys in my life. I also have a bonus son and a bonus daughter.

In May 2010 I lost my Grandma and mom 3 days apart. It has been very different in my world since then. I have enjoyed making rag top lap size quilts for my family members. But haven't done that in a very long time. So I do have plans to go buy material and get one finished by September.

I am 46 years old and still like girly items like Hello Kitty and Kawaii and such. Any cute characters is a plus. I love dragonfly's, butterfly's, hearts, stationery, notecards, postcards, and small odd and ends. Send me a recipe or a joke that always is fun to see in a envelope!

As a family we like to go to car races (my brother Thomas and my son Blake race) Which causes this moma to have nightmares! On weekends everyone likes to go to the river and ride the four wheelers.

My most favorite thing to do is sit at home with my sweetie and watch tv and just hang out together. I usually write my pen pals or work in a journal during this time. Lately I've enjoyed working puzzles such as cross words and Sudoku.

Favorite Crafts

Making homemade envelopes, I have found that I enjoy sending and recieving these envies.

Making small quilts for gifts.

Journaling ( I like to write but can't draw anything)

Simple crafts (would love for you to share some ideals on fast and easy crafts)

I like the fast and easy crafts so I can see the results super fast!!

Favorite Books

One of my favorite authors is Debbie Macomber.

Romance books! (except I don't really like the historical romance)

Have been reading some sci fi books as well.

Survival books are something I can't seem to get enough of lately!

Favorite Television

Project Runway

Top Chef

Total Diva's

WWE wrestling

The Chew

My five wives

I  dvr most of my shows and watch them when Luther is gone.

Favorite Music

Brett Michaels

Kid Rock

Tim McGraw

Faith Hill

George Strait



Blake Shelton


 dragonfly's and butterfly's and ladybugs

K cups..flavored coffee, tea and hot chocolate


magnets and  key chains 

Crockpot recipes

note cards and stationery 

 lip balm, lip gloss   

vanilla scents, cucumber melon, sweet pea, lavender and cherry blossom

Makeup samples

Stickers !!



western stars

cute socks 

tote bags

I like all flavored coffee, tea and hot chocolate

I like all chocolate!

Items for smash book/journals

Kcups! Love my keurig machine! Am always looking for a new favorite flavor!

Good size fabric scraps to make a scrappy quilt

MAKE UP Medium foundation Any mascara Dark lipstick/gloss Dark eyeshadows..darker the better such as browns, purples, grays...smokey eyes!! I will try anything that has to do with makeup!  


Black Licorice

 Woodsy Scents

Pastel colors unless it is fabric

Sour candy

Slow Drivers (I have race car blood)

Mean people

Wish list

 fabric, buttons, thread

crockpot recipes ( I would use the crockpot everyday if I could!)

 atc's love seeing everyone's creativity

I love stickers and note cards!

Cool odd and ends ( for instance freebies they hand out at fairs)

K cups any variety!

A old journal you might have received in a swap and no longer want. I will give it a good home!

Tags and Games

I am now adding this section because I need to keep organized and figured this was the best way to do it!


InFlorida rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Received 12/28?
WestMichiganGuy rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Thank-You
Guppies rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Sagebrushs rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you and Season's Greetings!
aero rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you 🎄 Have a Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year 🎉
mylove4craft rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #15 on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Sorry, Karen. I tried messaging you to make things right and received no reply.
Paula71 rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #3 on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and stickers!
Comment: Karen! I so love the journal you sent to me!! I feel like I got to know you -how fun is that? I hope when I get to go on a cruise that you’ll be there. I think we would laugh at the same things and I know we would eat the same things. I love all the goodies you sent. I have a dog and a cat so the coupons are great. Can’t wait to try the mask, but I’m going to your blog first. Whoever gets you for a swap partner is really lucky. I wish I could give you more hearts! Love, Jan
jenlovespsu rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #3 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and extras! Happy Valentine’s Day! :)
JenniferJo rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #3 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the extra Mexico pc.
Response: Love going to Mexico every year! I always try to buy extra post cards when I go on my cruises!
Comment: A bit late, but it was during the busy holiday season. Otherwise, it was great! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for being so understanding!!!
Comment: I enjoyed reading snippets of your life in your Magpie Journal. The taped in extras are fun! Thank you for the swap. I hope you have a lovely holiday season and a year full of Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad you liked it!! Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks so much Karen, amazing job on your entry. Kind of fun getting my own journal back this round! Nice to see that it is off to a good start!!!
denisedecker58 rated for August 2017 Journal Swap on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: I am sorry for being late on rating you for this swap. I thought I had! You did a great job Karen! I enjoyed reading all your entries throughout the month.
aspens rated for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE #2 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Bummed that it took as long as it did (almost three months) but I don't want to give you your first 3, that would just ruin the fun of the hobby (plus it took me a while to rate so that's on me). Thank you for sending it.
Comment: Thanks so much Karen, enjoyed reading another fabulous entry. I hope you have fun swapping. Another great swapper folks.
Comment: NICE!! i enjoyed reading your journal
Response: So glad you liked it! I am enjoying this type of journal swaps!!
user2148 rated for Magpie Journal U.S. - Summer 2017 on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: I rec'd and read through the journal already! I loved it!! I'll be sending something in return so am not going to address anything specifically here! Will msg you when it's sent! ❤️❤️ Thanks so much! 😁
Response: Am so glad you enjoyed the journal! I tried to have fun with this journal!!
Scrybe rated for June 2017 Journal Swap on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Very nice journal! Thank you!
Response: Oh Thank you! I enjoyed working in it.

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NaomiRisa on Sep 29, 2018:

Hello Karen, How are you doing? I am looking through my pile of swap-bot letters and saw one from you. We had swap back in 2010. Time flies. Hope all is well with you :) Cheers! Naomi

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

ladydy5 on Mar 31, 2015:

Glad to have you join in. Nice swappers, no drama. 9 Little Pockets.

natanierrisu on Jul 1, 2014:

I am so sorry! I updated my profile

Merimax on May 28, 2014:

Hi! Your blog is really nice! You seem to be very creative and crafty and take up many journalling projects through Swap bot. I especially like the 4 Things lists. I guess writing them down on the blog makes one more accountable to get things done. Keep on blogging!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

patumma on Dec 18, 2013:

I just opened the fold up yellow tote you sent I love it! So cute. I really like the metal stocking charm too! Merry Christmas ! Pat

Jjean on Nov 27, 2013:

Thank you so much for the "surprise" Christmas Card....so very nice of you and loved the extras... Have a wonderful Holiday.

patumma on Nov 10, 2013:

Btw you were one of the first people I swapped with and I think you managed to send something related to every like on my profile!
Ps toothteri is my sister

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