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Date Joined: August 1, 2019
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: June 18
Country: United States
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About Me

April 2021 - it seemed like it has been awhile since I have updated my profile...so here it goes...

Hi! My name is Jill... I am a Wanna be World Traveler...baby-stepping across the globe! The yucky pandemic really put a damper on our “newly retired” goals of doing a lot of travel...but, my husband and I are now both fully vaccinated and we look forward to getting back in the world again soon!

When we are not traveling ...my husband and I live in a sweet 1938 Cape Cod in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, that we have affectionately named, “Orpington Cottage”. It has a warm rustic European farm feel.

We grow our own herbs and vegetables, compost, try to reduce our footprint, reuse, recycle, and enjoy our own farm-fresh eggs with our backyard laying hens (we have 1 Buff Orpington and 2 Lavender Orpingtons and 3 new baby chick Lavender Lace Orpingtons!). Not only do they lay the best tasting eggs on earth...but they are also the sweetest lap hens you could ever wish for!


On Swapbot, in a group called “At Home With The Georgettes”, I represent a Regency/Georgian Era Character named: Priscilla Anne Ackley and husband her, Elmer James Ackley, owners and proprietors of Ackley Dairy Farm supplying eggs and milk to the village and surrounding area. We keep a special journal for our swaps pertaining to this period. You can find more information about this group in the above Blog Link near the top of this page.


  • I have a Swap Group on Swapbot that I started in 2019 it is called : 5Heart Swappers - come and find us...or private message me to join if you meet our group’s criteria.

  • I am a mom of one human child, Ashley 👶🏼 (female, 25) living with us at the moment with her gorgeous Pomsky, Odin....they have been living in Dublin, Ireland for almost 4 years and they are taking a hiatus from life in Dublin during the Pandemic to come to the United States to get Vaccinated and decide what their next adventure will be! She finished her Masters in Art History 🖼 in Ireland - way to go, Ash!...and that’s what took her across the pond...so now, we are excited to see what she chooses to do next in life!

  • I am a mom of two feline children, Charley😺 (male, 17) and Clementine 🐈 (female, 6)

  • I am a mom of six feathered children, Leota Mae 🐓(Buff Orpington) (d), Matilda Jane 🐓(Buff Orpington), Violet Grace 🐔(Lavender Orpington), Petunia Sue 🐔(Lavender Orpington) (d), and Opal Marie 🐔(Lavender Orpington), Alberta Anna 🐥 (Lavender Lace Orpington Chick), Gertrude Kate 🐥 (Lavender Lace Orpington Chick), and Dolores Agnes 🐥 (Lavender Lace Orpington Chick).


  • Animals 🦔, Antlers 🦌 , ATCs 🖼, Austen 📖
  • Bats 🦇, Bees 🐝, Board Games♟,Books 📚
  • Cats 🐱, Chickens 🐓 , Chocolate 🍫, Crafts ✂️
  • Dragonflies 🐉, Dancing 💃🏼, Decoupage 📜
  • Ephemera 🎟, Easter 🐣, Europe 🗺
  • Fairies 🧚🏼‍♀️, Flags 🇺🇸, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️, France 🇫🇷
  • Gemini Anything ♊️, Goodwill 🛍, Gum 🍬
  • Halloween 👻 , Hiking 🥾, Hippos 🦛, Hygge 🧣
  • Ice Cream 🍦, Ice Skating ⛸ , Islands 🌴
  • Janite 👒, Jack-o-Lanterns 🎃, Jax ✖️
  • Kawaii 🥟, Kites 🪁, Keys 🗝, Klimt 🖼
  • Lace ❄️, Ladybugs🐞, Letters 💌
  • Memory Dex Cards 📇, Mermaids 🧜🏼‍♀️, Music 🎶
  • Namaste 🙏🏼 , Narwhals 🐋, Note Cards 📝
  • Ocean 🌊, Orpingtons 🐓, Otters 🦦
  • Paper 📝, Pens 🖊, Pinterest📍, Planning 📆
  • Quills ✒️, Quilting 🧵, Queen of Clubs ♣️
  • Reading 📖, Reindeer 🦌, Raccoons 🦝
  • Sloths 🦥 , Stickers ♥️, Succulents 🌵
  • Tags 🏷, Theatre 🎭, Trains 🚂, Travel 🧳
  • Unicorns 🦄, Umbrellas ☂, Up! (Kevin) 🦩
  • Valentines 💝, Vintage 🕍, Volkswagen 🚗
  • Wallabies 🦘, Walking 🚶🏼‍♀️, Winter ❄️
  • Xyron ⭐️, Xylophones 🎼
  • Yardsaling💲, Yarn 🧶, Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️
  • Zipper Flowers 🌺, Zoos🦓 , Zombies 🧟‍♀️



*. United States 🇺🇸:

Alabama Alaska Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Washington West Virginia Wyoming

*. Canada 🇨🇦:

Montreal Quebec Toronto

*. Europe:

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 France 🇫🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 Ireland 🇮🇪 Italy 🇮🇹 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Northern Ireland 🇮🇪 Switzerland 🇨🇭



*. Australia 🇦🇺 *. The Maldives 🇲🇻 *. New Zealand 🇳🇿 *. Mexico 🇲🇽 *. Africa 🦒

Favorite Music


Some favorites...and so many more - I could live without a television, but never without books or music:

🎶 The National 🎵 Gregory Alan Isakov 🎶 Mt. Joy 🎵 Kings of Leon 🎶 Frightened Rabbit 🎵 Frank Turner 🎶 The Lumineers 🎵 Sarah McLaughlin 🎶 Sylvan Esso 🎵 Sam Smith 🎶 Lord Heron 🎵 Antonio Vivaldi

Favorite Books


I read ALOT! Some of my recent favorites:

📚 The Grapes of Wrath 📚 The Hypnotist’s Love Story 📚 The Book Thief 📚 Big Little Lies 📚 In Cold Blood 📚 Barrel Fever 📚 The End of Her 📚 Gone Girl 📚 I a Dark, Dark Wood 📚 When No one is Watvhing 📚 The Woman in Cabin 10 📚 The Last House Guest 📚 Hannibal Rising 📚 Something Wicked This Way Comes 📚 The Guest List 📚 Survivor Song 📚 The Patient 📚 Brave New World 📚 Head Full of Ghosts 📚 The Cabin at the End of the World 📚 Animal Farm 📚 The Art of Racing in the Rain 📚 I’m Thinking of Ending Things 📚 1984 📚 Behind Closed Doors 📚 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry 📚 We Were Liars 📚 Animal Farm 📚 Call Me by Your Name 📚 Find Me 📚 Then She Was Gone 📚 Love in the Time of Cholera 📚 The Tattooist of Auschwitz 📚 The Goldfinch 📚 Gmorning, Gnight 📚 Luckiest Girl Alive 📚 The Grownup 📚 The Dutch House 📚 We Need to Talk about Kevin 📚 The Woman in the Window 📚 The Hate You Give 📚 The Silent Patient 📚 The Good Daughter 📚 Sometimes I Lie 📚 Pretty Girls 📚 An Anonymous Girl 📚 The Other Woman 📚 The Wives 📚 Since We Fell

Favorite Crafts

♥️ Crafts I love ♥️

  • Altered Bingo Cards 🔖
  • Wreath-making ⭕️
  • Polymer clay 👩🏼‍🎨
  • Scrapbooking 📸
  • Sewing 🧵
  • Collaging 📰
  • Memory Dex Cards 📇
  • Altered Bingo Cards 🔖
  • Altered Playing Cards 🃏
  • Greeting Cards 🎑
  • Any paper craft 📜

and any other fun, creative, craft...but, currently PLANNING 📒 has taken over my life!!

I have several planners:

  • Happy Planner - BIG (this is what I use daily)
  • Happy Planner - Classic
  • Happy Planner - Micro
  • Explorer Traveler's Notebook (used for journalling all my trips)
  • Repurposed hardbound drop cap edition of “Pride and Prejudice” (used for Amberleigh swaps)
  • Weekly Collage Planner


Wanda rated for The Annual Garden Fete - swap on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: My dear Mrs. Ackley, What an exquisite flower! And your unusual pet, Matilda Jane, brings back wonderful memories of my own sweet, gentle hens, I used to have. Beautiful Matilda Jane evokes sentiments of a happy time in my life. I wish I could hold her and pet her. I will be submitting my entries for the fete on the morrow, if time and duties permit. Most sincerely, Ellen Emberhope of Foxgrove Cottage, Amberleigh
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Let's Go Hiking! on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Oh wow how did I not rate this already? I think I gushed on and on in our text message and FORGOT to rate here!! Well here it is! 10,000 Stars!! I love every single thing! Love the orange theme! Everything is beyond amazing! Love the water-bottle, snacks, necessities, journal, pen, goodies galore!! Thank you for such a phenomenal swap!! xxoo
Comment: I really LOVE what you sent!! The notebook is adorable and I love everything you tucked between the pages! I am going to challenge myself to use exactly what you sent EXACTLY where you placed it! HOW FUN!! Thank you for the yummy tea , the fun vintage dress pattern and the botanical twine!! I will use it all!!! Sending mega hugs your way!! xoxoxoxoxo!!!!
Response: lol omg! I can’t believe you are going to challenge yourself to use everything where I tucked it! Lol 😂 if I had known that, I would have been wayyyy more thoughtful! Lol glad you enjoyed your swap! Hugs, Jill ♥️
user2148 rated for Fold-Over Journal Spot on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous!! So fun, and stuffed with goodies!! Love the big button closure and thank you for the many extras! Fun swap!!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it. So sorry about the postage. :(. ♥️ Jill hugs
pynart2 rated for A Postal At Home 4 on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: So enjoyed your letter, the out of doors, your cape cod, the chickens, it sounds a bit like my sister and I. We don't have chickens, but everything else. Thanks for the Cards and Tea.
Response: So happy my letter and tea made it to you safely:). Enjoy! Hugs, Jill
savannahsmiles4u rated for VES: Spell S U M M E R on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness! What an awesome envie full of my favorite things! I appreciate you making this a special profile read swap! You're the best! The envie was so special too! So much talent!
Response: I am so very happy my swap pleased you! ♥️ Hugs, jill
ScrapHappyGabi rated for JIFJJ: COLOR! GREEN! on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fabu GREEEEENNess!! I will be having a blast with all of this goooooodness! I haven't had time to go through everything yet but I will this weekend! It's amazing and I can't wait to break out my adhesive and get caught up with my junk journal and my collage *gasp!* xx Hope you're having the best weeked! x gabi
Response: Glad you are enjoying the green! ♥️ Hugs, dear friend! Jill
amyduff rated for VES: Colour Swap #5 - BLUE on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the blue items. I like the variety you sent and loved you sent a bit of Disney to represent.
Response: So happy you liked your swap! ♥️Hugs, Jill
chandlerguera rated for VES: Colour Swap #3 - YELLOW on May 26, 2021
Comment: Another exquisite packet from you! I love all the YELLOW ephemera goodness, including the yellow flowered notecard, vintage playing cards, horse racing ticket, excellent postcards and a Kodak slide! Thank you for putting this together for me - I love it. Thank you!
Response: So happy to have you as my partner and so happy you liked all the yellow goodies! Thank you so much for the great rating! Hugs, Jill ❤️
LauraM540 rated for JiFJJ: COLOR! ORANGE! on May 14, 2021
Comment: Great orange goodies, thanks so much!
Response: So glad you liked them! Hugs, Jill ♥️
ScrapHappyGabi rated for JIFJJ: COLOR! RED! on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely RED goodies! I am in heaven over here looking through everything and loving each piece !! And its all vintage deliciousness! *SQUEE* Thank you!! Everything will go to great use, you sure know that!!! **HUGS** 10,0000 hearts!
Response: ♥️♥️♥️ So glad you are enjoying all the red fun! Hugs, Jill ♥️
ScrapHappyGabi rated for TN: Send THREE on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: LOVE everything you sent omg! So much fun stuff to go through and use in my journals!!! Thank you! I love this ribbon and the fun scrapbooking papers! Love the victorian style book mark and the lovely planner stickers too!! Love the airplane travel themed pocket and journal card and the journaling cards too! everything is awesome!!!!!! xx G
Response: So happy you liked the goodies! Always so much fun having you as my partner! ♥️ Jill
ScrapHappyGabi rated for DPAF: Fun Planner Goodies #2 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: QUEEN!! OMG OMG OMG WHERE DID YOU GET THESE CARDS AND WASHI!!!! SQUEE! This is an awesome swap, as always, of FANTASTIC planner goodness! I LOVE everything Omg Thank youuuu! xx Gabi SQueeing over Queen!! HAHAAHAHAH
Response: The Queen stuff is just so good, right!? Love it and so glad you do, too! ♥️ Hugs, Jill
Comment: Such fun goodies! Thank you so much! Love the cards and the fortune!, butterflies, flowers paint chips and kitty stickers!! xx Gabi
Response: Glad you liked the swap - your kind words make my day ♥️ Hugs, Jill
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items!
Response: Thank you for the 5♥️! Glad you liked my swap. Hugs, Jill ♥️
fairypretty7 rated for PLANNER STICKERS SWAP! on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Wow! Not 1 but 2 of my most favourite movies in planner stickers thank you so much.I can’t wait to put them in my planner.
Response: Oh yay! I’m so glad you like them! Hugs, Jill ♥️
skinny52 rated for VES: Linen Postcard Swap #3 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Wow Jill! What a wonderful swap. I love the vintage cards you chose for me and the extras are exactly up my alley! You have a wonderful stash especially the playing cards! I got my 2nd shot this past Tuesday and I'm eagerly counting down the 14 days! Stay healthy and best wishes to you ❤ Ps...I adore all of the postage stamps too!!!
Response: Oh yay! So happy my little swap brought you so joy! Hugs, Jill ❤️
Comment: What an excellent swap! You really stuck to the Spring-Easter theme. I love love the modge-podged egg crate and glittery eggs! My favorite bits are the small glass balls filled with sparkly glitter and jewels. I don't know where to pin them on yet but I will figure it out. Thanks for the extras - socks, stickers, embellishments, stamps, etc. I feel quite spoiled! Thank you very much, XO
Response: So happy you received my swap and it brought joy! What a fun swap! ♥️ Jill
Comment: Such an awesome swap! And I loved your envelope! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked the goodies I sent! ♥️ Jill
chandlerguera rated for VES: Choose 5.... on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Jill, I knew this was going to be a good one because of the lovely envelope. I love the way you wrapped and presented the ephemera. Thanks so much! xo
Response: I’m so glad you received and liked my swap! Thank you for rating and the heart! ❤️ Jill

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cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:


ScrapHappyGabi on Jul 2, 2021:

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July Weekend!!

AnnaM on Jun 18, 2021:

Happy Birthday Jill! Have a wonderful day.

Best Wishes from your 18th Century friend,


ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 22, 2021:

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 2, 2021:

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2020:

May 2021 bring us all Love, Laughter, Happiness and good Health!! xoxo ~ Gabi

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 26, 2020:


Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26th, thus being the second day of Christmastide. It originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor - so let’s be charitable and do the same! Don’t forget about your favorite charities this time of year! Also… you can find shelters and donate the things you received that are just not right for you!! Spread Kindness!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

Jill, I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2020:

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