Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 1:36 pm


Date Joined: June 5, 2007
Last Online: October 25, 2016

Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store

About Me

MY THOUGHTS ON RATING. I feel that if you sign up for a swap, you should have the common courtesy to rate your partner. And if for some strange reason, you feel you don't have to (which I think is rude not to), you should at least thank them. If someone sends you something, you say THANK YOU! I am very tired of people being unappreciative.

A couple days short of being an original member. ha, ha. That always bugged me.


I'm an odd combination of a person. I am a stay-at-home, home schooling mom; but I also am licensed to drive a tractor-trailer and support my Second Amendment rights by being licensed to carry concealed as well. I love writing/swapping with my 50+ penpals, scrapbooking, angels, fairies, Orange County Choppers, summer, happiness, sunshine, Sanrio, gardening, bunnies, dancing, decorating, chunky shoes/boots, laughing, coffee, etc. I have 3 boys (born '04, '06, '12) and a baby girl ('16). Mail of all sorts (except bills, of course!) lifts my spirits each day! I really enjoy corresponding with happy, creative people who are optimistic and upbeat. My favorite color is purple, but I like pink, too. I'm a summer girl--I love tank tops, Daisy Dukes, flowers, sunshine, hot temps, sitting on the porch, gardening, etc., etc.

I grow my own herbs and make my own teas, tinctures, syrups and other medicines. I also make lip balm, salves, lotions and soap. I sell some of these items on my Etsy store, if you're interested.

FOR MY COFFEE SWAPS: Ground coffee, regular or flavored is fine; NO banana flavors please.


Favorite Music

I'm a little fun and a little crazy...like this:



Big & Rich, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke, Van Zant, Pink, Aerosmith, Gretchen Wilson, Josh Turner, Tom Petty, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, etc. I really like Miranda Lambert, too. She thinks like me. :) I mostly listen to country and southern rock anymore. I like my music to be positive and upbeat.

Favorite Movies

Coyote Ugly, Sweet Home Alabama, Pretty Woman, etc.

Favorite Television

Duck Dynasty, NCIS, Friends, American Chopper, Becker, Everybody Loves Raymond, Alaska: The Last Frontier, Ice Road Truckers...

Favorite Crafts

knitting, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, decos, matchboxes, handmade cards, anything with my kids, as I'm homeschooling them.

Oh, and I LOVE Jolee's stickers, and they're very hard to find here in the boondocks. (Hint, hint!)

I've just gotten into smash booking, as well, so anything I could use in this would be great! As I mentioned, I love stickers. Anything Harley-Davidson, baby girl or boy related, family related, etc. As long as it isn't junky, I'll probably use it.

I also love to decorate. We get all 4 seasons here, and while I love summer best, I always decorate for the different seasons/holidays. I love to make (or buy!) seasonal decorations.


Bananas, Ginger Ale, negativity, cold weather, phonies, etc.

Looking For...

I am homeschooling my kids, and we have a "Treasure Chest" that they get to choose treasures from after they get so many stickers on their charts. I would gladly welcome any "novelty toys" for this chest. (Bouncy balls, matchbox cars, bubbles, rings, pencils, tiny note pads, etc.) Please make sure they're in new condition, though, as these are for little kids. Thanks!!

Random Facts

I can't sit still! Which would probably be the reason why I am a tad too thin and don't have many favorite movies! Ha! I have to be busy all the time!

I'm a cleaning freak! I have to clean every day...I sweep the floor at least once a day, usually more! Uhh! My brother used to call me "Monica"--as in "Friends" Monica!

I don't like chaos. Everything has to be "just so" and quiet (for the most part). I just don't do well under pressure.

I do like to read, though rarely have time between tending to kids and, yes, cleaning! Ha! But I like romance novels, mysteries, history, etc. Not real big on magazines, though.

I collect any and all Harley-Davidson items; especially shirts from various cities/states with the location on them, kitchen fairies, wind chimes, angels, doilies, pretty handkerchiefs, and coffee mugs. Also, I love hair accessories; especially big scrunchies and hair wraps. (For riding, of course!)

I am a Christian, take my kids to church every Sunday, and read a bit of the Bible daily. I don't judge, and love having friends of all sorts, though. So please don't hesitate to approach me, even if you don't agree with me.





Comment: Another great swap from you. Thank you! Oct. 11th "It's my Party" is my birthday! Thanks so much for joining and putting thought into your swap!
Response: You're welcome. Happy birthday! The 14th is mine! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this package. Your note was beautiful and the owls sooooooo cute. The tea is delicious and i love the cute clips you sent. thank you so much! This really means a lot. I LOVE THE POSTAGE STAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like it all.
TeaNi rated for CPG QTA Flat Random Envie - US Only on Aug 13, 2016
Comment: thank you for the great, thoughtful assortment of items you sent for this swap! :)
Response: You're welcome! Happy creating! :)
Comment: Thanks for the great package! I especially love the garment tags and the purple batik fat quarter!! And (sadly) I can always use an extra seam ripper.
Response: You're welcome. This was such a fun swap. :)
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks for an awesome swap. I love the homemade envies. Yardley soap brings back so many memories. When I was 18 and moved out of my parents house, I rented a room with house privilages from an older English lady. That's all she used was Yardley soap. I do remember you and glad to see you back swapping. Thanks so much for everything, and for joining my swap again!
Response: That's so neat! I'm so glad you liked it. It was fun. :)
TwinMom rated for TCHH: How does your garden grow? on Jul 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the letter and for joining this swap! I really enjoyed reading about your garden. Thank you also for the stickers. The little blue birds are so cute. Have A Happy Day! :)
Response: You're welcome. :) I love those stickers, too!
Mugsie rated for TIAZ: Fabric!! on Jun 28, 2016
Comment: Thnk you so much for the awesome fabric Angela! I really like them! And thank you for joining in my swap! Have a great day! Kelly
Response: You're welcome. It was fun!
Artistic rated for Week of Happy Envies - June :) on Jun 17, 2016
Comment: UPDATED: You have NO idea how on point the messages were for Day 5 and Day 6. The words are truly what I needed to read and know....Got the package yesterday and opened Day 1. Thank you for the floral fabric!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad to hear this!! Awesome!
Comment: Thank you. I haven't had pistachios in a long time.
mmilesesq rated for Valentine Lucky Parcel on Feb 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the careful reading of my profile!
lostinavalon rated for Wintertime Parcel on Jan 20, 2013
Comment: Thank you so so much for the great package! Everything is so cute but I especially love the bib for new baby---and I think it's awesome that yours has a matching one! Hope you have a great week and thanks for being so thoughtful!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating. I was trying to find things I thought you could decorate with. :) (Although I couldn't find anything pink, except the bib, ha, ha.)
smallwood rated for 1 Stamp Smashing Envelope on Jan 17, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much! Lots of smashing fun for 45 cents. You did good. :)
clkea rated for Wacky Silly & Unusual Holidays-January on Dec 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful package! I love everything. The tea and calendar went to work with me today and the other bits of goodness are being used at home.
Response: I'm glad you like it all. :) And thank you for the rating.
RobinT rated for Christmas Lucky Parcel on Dec 10, 2012
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I loved everything! You know me so well! Happy Holidays!
Response: You're welcome. :) Glad you like it all. Merry Christmas!
Syn1226 rated for Christmas in a Ziplock on Nov 27, 2012
Comment: Terrific package. Thank you for the lovely christmassy outer package as well. Thanks for everything.
Stepht rated for Favorite Proverbs Notecard on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the notecard, I enjoyed reading it :) We all need wisdom for sure! Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: I love the way you packaged it all, I love how you are raising and teaching your boys, who have lovely names, Gunner too. A Pleasure to hear from you. Thank you
Response: Thanks for the compliments and the rating. :)
fairyduster53 rated for Thanksgiving Match Box - USA on Nov 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the sweet matchbox and extras!!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating. :) Happy Thanksgiving!
Christopherpines rated for Thanksgiving Lucky Parcel on Nov 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the fun and festive package! Love the Welcome, and the cute scarecrows. I have been lagging on getting my halloween decorations down and you have inspired me to get movin' :o) xo
Response: That's great! I also loved that welcome, and wanted to keep it! ha, ha! Thank you for the rating. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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bluerose3 on Jul 20, 2022:

I will miss you friend. I can see you are dancing with Jesus in heaven's wildflower fields.

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

RyeRye on Sep 28, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

biasbabe on May 16, 2016:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

anrtist on Jun 5, 2015:

blessings, cc

anrtist on Feb 14, 2015:

Blessings, cc

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