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Lablauri57

Lablauri57
Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: October 6, 2022
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: in need of pretty napkins for decopodging. Thank you in advance. : I am officially retired! And a member of the RGC. Retired Girls Club as of June 26, 2020

FYI: for tea swaps, I do not enjoy green tea. I wish I did but it’s not happening. I. Know it’s so good for you too.

Returning from RGC trip to Vegas 7-5-2020. Gal bought a condo!!!! Now we have a place to crash

When I married in 2015, along with Kevin ce Winst9n, his Yorkie Terrior. I am his people now. Kevin says he loves me more than him!. When checking into a hotel, they asking he is a therapy dog. I say yes. We are his therapy people.lol. He runs our lives. I have a baby carrier and I put him in ot when we go for walks or hikes. He gathers so much attention. His favorite toy is the big rubber ball. He acts like a circus animal rolling around on it. Only with his two front feet. My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 54 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 25 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of 5 year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 39 and my twins, John and Chris 36 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well. 2/22: Thanks to a swapper, I now have 15 different purple flowers to plant this spring. I am going to baby them so much.... My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender fUPDATE: 5 YEARS LATER, we have painted it gray. I was ready for a change The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine, I don’t watch regular TV as we do not have cable. I would rather watch my favorite you tubes, Now I am taking an abstract art class on line called Amanda’s insiders. I am amazed at the work I have produced and they hang on my wall. It’s the best 19.99 a month for its value, a class every week but what more, we have developed a community of artis from all ranges. I also joined a book making class called Vinage Book binding by Ali Manning. I love it. A new book everymonth.

Sports

I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL New UPDATE: The nfl got their heads out of their butts and I will watch football now, I am an army brat and disrespecting our flag is nothing I can tolerate. Leave it at that. UPDATE: back to boycotting the NFL. UPDATE: Glad to see the knee cap has stopped. May watch again, maybe.

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaping. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

Watercoloring is my new passion. Found a teacher and well, don’t be surprise if you get a card from me with one of my watercolors.

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL

Travel

I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade. Just took a road trip to Arches, Moab Utah, Colorado ! Iowa , Mt Rushmore and finally Yellowstone. Now retired so much of America remains to be seen. Europe is out these days sadly. I have 3 retired girlfriends so we made the RGC. Retired Girls Club. We have already taken a trip to Vegas where one of the gals bought a condo! I do the itinerary. 2021 i hope will see us in New Zealand, home of the HOBBIT and Lords of the Ring. We keep putting it off but this maybe the year. We must watch the trilogies about twice a year.

Likes

Things I like Sparkling stuff, Photos of you or your travels Hand made cards, Washi tape, tea ( no green or early grey). and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes Any information, brochures, maps, ideas about Germany or Austria. Best info is by those who know. So, if your writing to me and have travel experience in those countries, please tell me about it. Maybe things on don’t waste your time on.

Dislikes

Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.

pictures

If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks

Ratings

JKartstuff rated for 7 Day Mini Art Journal Swap on Oct 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with me! The technique you used to bind your journal is really cool.
Response: Your welcome, I take a book binding course from ali manning. Book binding is very interesting .
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #311 on Sep 13, 2022
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Comment: Hi Lauri! Thank you for the lovely nc (love the photo!), share, and goodies! I love that you are on the go and hope you have a wonderful trip to Hawaii! We have never been but it is on my bucket list! All the best and safe travels! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart. We had a great time!
lilmissthrifty rated for Welcome Autumn notecard on Sep 8, 2022
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Comment: I will check out that Sweden you tube. Happy Fall!!! Give me all the orange and coziness
Response: Thank you for the heart
SpringShire rated for Stickers and a Sketch - August on Sep 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for kindly including such fun extras like seeds and tea! It was fun to hear about your life and travels. I’ve been to montecello and loved the gardens too!
Response: It’s a wonderful place. My flowers are blooming!!! Packing for Kauai . Upward and onward
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Comment: OMG the photos are so adorable!
Response: Thank you!
metrognome rated for FLL: Not on stationery #2 on Aug 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! I love the camping cat postcard. 😻 Sounds like you had a nice road trip. Your doggie is so cute! I don't think I could handle road tripping with a Yorkie LOL the constant barking would drive me absolutely bonkers 😂
Response: And that’s why we drugged him lol.he slept a lot too. Thanks for the heart
taledo rated for My pet writing your pet. on Aug 20, 2022
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Comment: Hi Winston, My sister Lola is in one of her moods and she asked me to thank you for your wonderful letter and photos. I am an 11 year old chihuahua named Nemo but my mom calls me Lil Fella or Porkchop. Happy that mom was standing in the SPCA when my owner came to surrender me cause I also do not play well with big dogs (napoleon complex). She picked me up to give me kisses and when the lady said she could not keep me mom took the leash out of the womans hand and brought me home. I do not mind my brothers and sister but those 2 cats are a menace. Great pictures and glad you were able to go on the road trip. Sorry that you will not be able to go to Hawaii but maybe you can use that as a way to get extra treats. Gotto go Winston. Mom is calling me so we can go for a walk. Nemo
Response: Well I am sure Lola had her reasons!!!! Probably those cats!!! I just got a new haircut today and I am so adorable . I hope you had a good walk .
porpie5 rated for Let's Go Outside and Write on Aug 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the exciting account of Glacier! I will show these beautiful photos to my husband as the ones we took were long ago and with a not-so-great camera. We camped there and took some very long hikes up to a glacier and the tea house. I wish I could give you more than one heart!!!!
Response: Thank you! It is worth another trip back.
KrystalCook84 rated for LSRUS - Love you Friends # 1 on Aug 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter!! I will write back ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart. Look forward to hearing from you
theirmimi rated for LSRUS - Love you Friends # 1 on Jul 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and stickers. I pen pal with inmates. I encourage them to take every class that it offered. I think what yours sons do is great.
Response: Thank you for the heart, yes they do good work.
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Comment: Thank you luv! Sorry for the late rating but I've been busy and disorganized. Will write soon!
Response: I always say,better late than not at all.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. Sounds like a wonderful time at the winery! Thank you for the picture as well. Sorry for the late rating. Life is hitting hard right now. :)
Response: Not just you! I am happy you got my swap. Thank you for the heart ❤️. Hope things get better for you🙏
Maddashin rated for New Pen Pal on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
Response: It was nice reconnection hope your doing well.
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Comment: I loved reading your letter and thank you for the goodies! I’ll write soon. 😊
Response: So happy your got it. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for all your letter and the teas! I enjoyed my visits with you!
Response: I really did too! Cheers
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Comment: Thank you do much for your lovely letter and tea (-:
Response: Thanks for the heart
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Comment: Loved reading your letter! Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the heart!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed the tea!!
Response: I am glad, thanks for the heart
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, tea and pictures! I enjoyed everything!
Response: Than you for the heart
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and tea. I loved the pictures! ❤️ So fun!
Response: Thank you! And thank you for the heart.

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Comments

MNJoviGirl on Aug 22, 2022:

Hello! It's been ages since I heard from you. Hope all is well. ~~Jodie Renville, Minnesota

RiverTopanga on Apr 10, 2022:

Lauri, such a lovely package you sent for the WTA! Thank you so much! Sent you a long pm regarding the package. Thank you, you are always so thoughtful 😀 💜 💗 💙

Poohtat on Feb 5, 2022:

Happy Birthday!!

Valval on Jul 1, 2021:

Thank you for the letter! And for the tip about my profile! I’m excited to send you a letter back, we have a bit in common!

Petaltea on Mar 26, 2021:

Your Hawaii postcard came today Lauri!! That is so cool. Thank you for sending. It looks so beautiful and I hope you had a great time!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:

I am so sorry I flaked on the letter writing with you! Things got topsy turvy what with covid & all, and I blanked out! Hopefully you can get your traveling back on soon. I was in Vegas this last January, unfortunately not a lot f gambling, but visiting. Happy belated birthday!!!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:
1koolkrafter on Feb 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎈🎁

Petaltea on Dec 22, 2020:

kizzlets on Oct 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the floral photos and cute dog stickers in response to the 💌 Mini Happy Mail #2!!! 💌 (USA) swap I sent. Much appreciated!

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