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Date Joined: September 5, 2011
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States

About Me

12/14/19 I have not been online since mid-November. There was a family emergency. Items that were to be mailed never made it to the post office. I have family members that need me now. I apologize for the missing swaps. Everything will be sent out at the latest by the middle of next week. If I can find the time to, I will post tracking numbers. Since I can't get to my mail or open it now, every swap has been rated a 5 with a heart, so the people who have sent to me not to worry about their swaps. I am sorry for not mailing or rating my family needs me.

If sending a note card or postcard and don't know what to write, please tell me about your favorite breakfast (what you eat, where, with who, why you love it...). I love reading about food! Recipes for your favorite breakfast are always welcome.

My wanted list: Updated September 2019:

  • Anything with a yellow dandelion on it!!!! I absolutely love dandelions!!!! :)

  • Candles made from 100% pure organic beeswax. (I can only use this kind due to allergies & asthma, so please do not send any other type).

  • I love Halloween! I especially like jack 'o lanterns, spooky scarecrows, vintage Halloween items and the colors orange & black together... Anything wrapped for my Halloween treat bag...

  • rocks, stones or gems... I would love anything made of stone (bracelets, figurines, heart shaped...).

  • Stickers for my planner... especially weather stickers and Christian themed ones.

  • Anything to do with books or reading.

  • Any Christian item... Philippians 4:13 is my favorite verse. I would enjoy receiving anything with that verse on it.

  • Used postage stamps! I am always looking for stamps for a project I am working on. I would love any postage stamp, but I am especially looking for old, foreign and Christmas stamps.

  • If you need some ideas for the flat advent swap or any flat surprise swap, I received a "Reading Bingo" card and would love another. My printer is messed up so any picture that I could use for my crafts, especially like vintage ones, inspirational sayings, anything book related...

  • If you sew, I would really like cloth napkins made from material with neat patterns. No need to make several, one is enough. For example, little frogs, Christian themed, Halloween, anything with a vintage pattern, especially mushrooms... And I would be thrilled with a cloth napkin that has fox on it! I am not looking for your average kitchen design for the napkins. I am looking for something for me to enjoy.

  • little wrapped gifts for my Christmas stocking and for my rainy day basket. Also, feel free at any time to send one for my Halloween treat bag too. Just let me know which place to put it.

Hello. I am 46 years old. I have twins - a boy and a girl. I now have an empty nest. It's just me & my puppy. I live in the mountains & love it here. I have a little home on my land. I have started a small orchard with apple, peach, cherry, & pear trees. I also have blueberries, raspberries & grapes. I enjoy gardening. I would like to have my own little farm. But not one with lots of animals. Mainly because I don't have enough room for that. I have a dog who is completely spoiled. I've always been a cat person, but this puppy stole my heart. He is a great pyrenees mix. He is so cute. Dog toys & treats for my pup are always welcome! He's a big boy now, so toys have to be tough.

A little more about me... I am a Christian. I love the Lord! :) I enjoy camping and hiking. I like to look at the sky and especially the clouds. I also enjoy genealogy. One of my favorite places to visit are cemeteries. They are so peaceful. When my twins were very small, we would visit a cemetery and take a picnic. When someone would ask the twins what we did that day, they would say, "We went to the graveyard and had a picnic!" Some found this to be morbid. The twins just thought it was normal.

Favorite Books

For book swaps, apocalyptic books are my favorite. I love to read about anything from an EMP to zombies. I also love books on the rapture and any study books on Revelations. I don't like romance books unless it is historical Christian romance.

Any book on essential oils or herbs & herbal remedies is always welcome,

Jacqueline Druga has become my new favorite author. I have almost all her books.

I love to read! I love reading my Bible. My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird. I read books by Stephen King. The Stand & Cell are my favorites that he has written. I also like Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker, Jeanette Oak & Edgar Allan Poe. I really enjoyed the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins. One Second After is another of my favorite books & I like almost any 'end of the world as we know it' book. Joyce Meyer, Billy Graham & Max Lucado are also authors I enjoy reading. I do love to read. Sitting on my back porch with a good book is one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy day. Everyone jokes that my home is becoming a library! I have an addiction to BOOKS!!!! :)

BOOKMARKS!! I love bookmarks! And I am always in need of new ones. I mark pages in almost every book I read - recipes in my cookbooks, a quote I want to go back and read, the thing in one of the self help books I need to remember... You get the point. I love books & bookmarks! I have also started collecting them. They are as awesome to collect as postcards! So many! I love them all! I would like any kind - history, animal, scenery from your country, cities or houses, quotes, pretty, cross, Bible verses, Christian, anything from my likes, cloth... If you could find me one of 'Three Little Pigs', I would be thrilled and love you forever!


I enjoy learning about where the postcards come from and the person who is sending them. I like my postcards naked. What is written on the back is as important to me as the picture on the front.

Postcards I like:

touristy, Did you know?, history, recipe, map, Legends of...

Christian, churches, positive quotes & scripture

Holiday (especially Christmas and Halloween)

animals (especially foxes & owls, but I do love them all!)

I like postcards of cemeteries, mushrooms, old barns, books, reading, scarecrows, pumpkins, old ships, NASCAR... If there are any Richard Petty postcards out there I would love to have some! Any type of history postcard, especially, postcards about Salem, Massachusetts & the witch trials, Roanoke & The Lost Colony, the Oregon Trail, the Donner Party, WW2, Russia, Greece, Italy...

I would love to have handmade "Three Little Pig" postcards. I know there are some very creative people out there and I would love to see what you would make with my favorite childhood story book. You can send these naked or in an envie. It would make me very happy! :)

Favorite Crafts

I have started doing more paper crafts. I am learning and really enjoying doing them. I would love to receive anything I could use with paper crafts.

I have not made any ATC's, but have received some very cool ones. I may give it a try someday.

Do Not Send

Please do not send any scented item. I have asthma. I do not wish to receive any candles, body or bath products... Nothing scented or smelling of smoke, Please. Also, I am allergic to the majority of bath products and lotions. I break out in an itchy rash.

I have discovered that I can use organic 100% pure beeswax candles and am so happy! I would always welcome these.

You may send me bath products if the product is all natural. No chemicals or fragrance. I would happily like anything completely natural with essential oils.

Foods & Stuff

I do not wish to receive any food items unless I join a food related swap.

I enjoy healthy organic food. I love to grow vegetables, fruits & herbs and I do love to cook. I enjoy trying new recipes.

I love dark chocolate. It's my favorite. I do NOT like banana flavored candy, white chocolate, or candy with peanuts.

TEA - I love tea. I enjoy herbal teas, fruity and green teas. I do not like black tea. Please do not send loose tea. I would like to receive prepackaged only.

I use cloth napkins so I love getting those! And they don't have to match. Hand made ones are awesome!!!!

RECIPES & NOTES ~ I would love recipes from other countries, favorite family recipes, healthy recipes... Any note or letter about the recipe would be awesome! I love to read anything about food! Tell me who you eat with or traditions, why the recipe is special, what your favorite breakfast is... Anything about food makes me happy!

Random Things

  • My kitchen is decorated in yellow. Actually every room in my home has yellow in it. The livingroom is more gold yellow with rusty orange (fall colors). And my craft room is hot pink & orange.

  • I guess if I had to describe my style it would be boho. I really like crazy socks. Cool hair accessories. I have very long hair. I like bracelets a lot. No plastic ones please! Necklaces that have an antique style to them. No earrings please cause my ears are sensitive.

  • I enjoy doing Christmas stocking stuffer type swaps & receiving little wrapped gifts.

  • I love the color orange. Any shade of orange just makes me feel happy. Yellow is also a color I absolutely love.

  • Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love all the orange leaves and pumpkins. I also love the weather at that time. I would love to recieve anything Scarecrow! And anytime of the year. I would love pumpkins as stocking stuffers.

  • I like butterflies, mushrooms. I just love pictures of mushrooms, books & bookmarks (I can never have enough bookmarks), note cards, stickers & such. I like book pages to use for crafts, especially ones from different countries.

  • Halloween is my favorite holidays. I enjoy decorating & watching scary movies & just the playfulness of it all. I also love Christmas.

  • My favorite animal is a fox. My favorite flower is Lilac & Dandelion. I would really love anything & everything with a yellow dandelion on it! I also like elephants. Lately I'm obsessed with elephants. I like unique ones that are different colors and styles. My back porch has a bohemian feel to it and what started out as elephants just for the back porch has spilled over to every room in my house except the bathroom & kitchen.

  • I can always use blank recipe cards! I really enjoy receiving them!

  • I also would like used postage stamps, especially ones from other countries. I like vintage items, Tote bags from other areas, Pressed Pennies & Souvenir Coins. Amazon gift cards for any amount are always welcome.

  • For Christmas swaps, my theme this year is natural & simple. Think burlap, pine cones, wood... I am using some vintage Christmas themed papers that are red, green & beige. And plan on making all my own ornaments! I am very excited about this. It'll be my first Christmas with an empty nest, so I thought a change might make it easier... I love my Christian ornaments and will be using them on the tree in my bedroom. I would love any ornament with a Christian theme or nativity...


Comment: I apologize for the late rating. This was forever ago but a lot happened in a short amount of time and I totally had to disappear for awhile. I am so sorry. Hopefully the heart will help a little. Thanks so much and I apologize again.
Kokoxo rated for TCHH: Postcard Thankfulness on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Haven't received and haven't heard back :( Will change rating if I receive the swap. Hope all is well πŸ’–
JazD rated for Trick or Treat bag filler 11/19 on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: received a message saying she was going to mail out last month and post a tracking number. Haven't received anything or a tracking number
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH: Prayer Tags 11/19 on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Sorry I have to Rate you a 1 but you clicked on Send on Nov.15. I sent out the same day. and Have not been Rated yet. Did you Receive yet? I worked hard on the Prayer Tag I created for you.. Still Praying for you Regardless. Sent you Email..
Response: 12/14/19 I am sorry. Your swap was suppose to be mailed but due to an emergency it was not. I have not been able to be online since mid-November. I will mail your swap out at the latest by the middle of the week. I am sorry that I can't give you a definite date but others need me now. If I can get back online, I will post the tracking #. I have not checked Emails. Sorry. Also I am sorry that I haven't rated you & will immediately. It is probably laying in a stack of unopened mail. I apologize for everything.
Comment: I never received this swap! By now I sure should have because a book sent by media or even first class has tracking. I am very disappointed because this has happen again ! I have messaged you but no response. As of 1/3/2020: I still have not received this!
Response: 12/14/19 I am sorry. This will be mailed by the middle of next week. If I can get back on I will post the tracking #. I apologize.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: 2 Books For Christmas! #2 2019 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: I am sorry to rate you this, but I never received this. I have messaged you, but no reply. I have given it more than enough time to receive this. I am very disappointed. As of 1/32020 I still haven't received this swap!
Response: 12/14/19 I am sorry. This will be mailed by the middle of next week. If I can get back on I will post the tracking #. I apologize.
marclively rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #81 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
suepier rated for What are you reading? #11 on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your book with me.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: What are you grateful for? 2019 on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice long grateful letter. I enjoyed all the wonderful blessings you have. It is nice to stop and really think how much we do have The little things are the best! Your mountains must be so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and tucked in items. I love the tract you sent with the gospel message and great scriptures.
Comment: Thanks for the Blue Ridge Parkway postcard and sharing about Marzie. It is so obvious you love your best friend!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Postcard Thankfulness on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful pc you sent to me! Thank you for sharing about the things you are Thankful for! I hope you have a good Thanksgiving!
federfuchs rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard :)
krspellman rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, I can’t wait to start the Christmas countdown with these teas πŸŽ„
CWarner rated for SNOW on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Pretty card, thanks so much! I like the snow too, and am lucky to work from home so I don't really have to drive in it. We've had several snow storms already this fall, and ski areas in the Colorado Rockies have opened early!
smadronia rated for Spooky Gifts! on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Lovely spooky gifts, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the yummy recipes! Your story about the "famous" pie was cute. Made me laugh.
Comment: Got my stocking stuffer and SO curious about it. The wrapping is lovely and I can't wait to open all my spooooky gifts this Christmas! Thank you! Edit: Thank you, these stamps are perfect!!
LadyJo rated for PH: Autumn #2 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: What beautiful Fall postcards you sent to me! You always have nice postcards, from your area! Thanks so much!
Ruie rated for Culture Swap! on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: thank you! I received it on my birthday!!!

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lou on Apr 30, 2022:

Please check your private messages and email, Christina, thanks!

redeemed on Sep 30, 2020:

Christiana, you are missed dear friend

IDreamOfAfrica on Jan 12, 2020:

Christina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dear God, I pray for my friend who is seated behind the screen, who feels too week to pray or is tired of her situation. I pray earnestly that You hear her even if it were only a whisper. That You would turn around her situation for good in Jesus name. Fill her up with Your strength dear Lord. Help her through her life battles and let her enjoy more grace and victory in Jesus name. Amen.


redeemed on Dec 14, 2019:

Christina, I hope all is well with you!!! I was checking to see if you rec'd my swap& I noticed the ratings. This is totally out of your character. Praying for you dear friend!

BlueberryLady on Dec 7, 2019:

Sent you message, hope all is Okay? Have you got the Prayer Tag Swap I made you, Haven't got yours yet either, both sent out on Nov. 15..mine was in Kraft 6x9 envie.

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 27, 2018:

Hello, I messaged you a week ago, I never got rated for this swap, please let me know if you received? 12 Days of Christmas day 2 Mail Deadline: Aug 21, 2018

allthingsregency on Jan 20, 2018:

...for my pink gifts that you sent me for Christmas and all my advent gifts too! I have been enjoying all the wonderful items you sent! The bookmark that say's Don't Forget is a great idea! So many times I have read a book and wanted to remember things I read, but was too lazy to go write it down. Haha Where did you find it? Anyways... Thanks again and I hope you're doing well!

allthingsregency on Jul 4, 2017:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

allthingsregency on May 19, 2017:

I just created a tea swap if you'd like to check it out. :) I hope you're having a great day!

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