Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2024 7:13 am


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: July 17, 2024
Birthday: April 13
Country: United States

About Me

I love to read. I'm getting back into crafting and want to try some new ones.

Favorite Music

I listen to a variety of music. I grew up listening to oldies with my parents (like 50s, 60s and 70s), so that's my comfort music. If I had to pick one favorite, it would be U2.

Favorite Books

As I said above, I read a lot! I'll read just about anything, and it's so hard for me to pick favorites! I particularly enjoy mysteries and historical fiction. I'll always read a new book by Ann Patchett, Curtis Sittenfeld, or Emily Henry. I enjoy nonfiction. I used to be a children's librarian and still read kids books. Older things I love: Paddington, Pooh, L.M. Montgomery, the Betsy-Tacy books...newer favorites: Kevin Henkes, The Penderwicks, but these are just a few...the list could go on and on! I collect books from the older children's series the Happy Hollisters.

Love any kind of travel book or book set in another country. I always enjoy hearing about what other people are reading.

Favorite Movies

Some faves include: Goonies, Serendipity, Bringing Up Baby, The Holiday

Favorite Television

pretty eclectic - Madam Secretary, Bridgerton, Ted Lasso are a few faves

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making ATCs. I like papercrafts, but I don't do a lot of scrapbooking. I do love all the embellishments available though! I keep saying that someday I'm going to learn how to crochet, but it hasn't happened yet...I've also been playing around with watercolors.

Other Stuff to Know:

My style is a mix... my house = Crate & Barrel/Pottery Barn + shabby chic + antiques (pieces from family) and flea market finds.

Things I Love:

*traveling, and things from other countries and cultures

*black and white photos, especially of buildings and landscapes



*Extra Fine Point Sharpie markers are my favorite - I use them to write everything. I also love Papermate Flairs and InkJoy.

*ribbon, especially grosgrain

*all things Christmas, especially snowmen


*vintage things - fabric, papers, photos, decorations, etc. I love using things like mason jars and tin cups for storing things likes pens and pencils. I love things that are unique and/or have a history.

*favorite colors - all shades of blue, apple green, pink - I only like purple in small doses.

*I prefer dogs to cats.

*Mary Englebreit & Snoopy & cute kawaii foods & Rilakkuma

*collages & ATCs

*prints, like paisleys and plaid

*I love all kinds of notepads - I love making lists!

*bookmarks (I can never have too many!) and all things bookish

*odd scraps of lace or eyelet

*Through Swapbot, I've been reminded of how fun it is to get a postcard in the mail! (And how quick and easy they are to send.) Just the act of getting it in the mail is fun, but favorite things are: mountains, beaches, churches, flowers, gardens (especially if they are from where you are), vintage, and paintings (like from museums). If you need something to write on one, some ideas: a book recommendation or what you're currently reading, a kid-friendly joke, a song you have on repeat, what you're currently obsessed with, a favorite Bible verse...any kind of message is always nice!

*I don't have a lot of dislikes - it's so fun to get something I never would have thought of, or chosen for myself, yet end up loving it. However, the allergies keep me from enjoying strongly scented things and I don't really have any use for reward stickers.


lspjackie rated for Beach Postcard - July on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: This beach sounds/looks amazing, thank you,
soyprincesa2 rated for Bookish Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 15, 2024
Comment: This postcard from redbubble is so cool! I love how it is on a book page. I plan to order some for myself to have for future postcrossing swaps. Thanks so much for sending this! The book you mentioned isn't one that I would normally read. Somewhere I heard it is a bit like the book Rich Crazy Asians. So maybe I might end up liking it. Thanks for the recommendation.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and all of the book recommendations. Definitely adding them on my TBR.
Comment: great pocket letter and goodies!
Comment: Hi Amy! I love your postalette and thank you for joining the swap! What are you doing now that you don't work at the library? I used to work in customer service but on phones, as I said my face would give away my thoughts if I had to see the public up close and personal! LOL! Which would not have been a good thing at times! I have not read either book you mentioned but will have to put them on my reading list! I used to be able to read several books at once but the older I have gotten, I just can't do it any longer! But with being retired I have lots of reading time, so maybe that is part of the difference as well! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
UKrebel85 rated for May '24 Reads on Jul 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your reads, I'm going to explore some of the ones on your list. I hope you don't have to wait too long for the 24th Women's Murder Club book. It is really really good.
Comment: Can't wait to check out these authors! Thanks so much for a fun swap!
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for Book Themed Happy Mail on Jun 28, 2024
Comment: Aww Amy, your envelope is adorable! :-) Thank you so much for all of the fun goodies and making me smile with such cute books & kitties happymail, xo! :-)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Bookish Postcard Swap #1 on Jun 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great bookish postcard! I love how you decorated it with a book page and a book themed sticker!! I will definitely check out The Frozen River by Ariel Lanhon!! xx Gabi
TishaAnn rated for May '24 Reads on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: TY Amy. You got s lot of reading done. I am currently about 2/3 through The Women. Enjoying it so far! Might add a couple of your others to my list.
LynAnderson rated for March '24 Reads-USA on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Comment: What a fabulous quote postcard - I've never heard of Clara Barton or these words but they meant to so much when they arrived. Very apt. Both books are also right in my non-fiction wheelhouse, especially the true crime one. I love a heist! Many thanks x
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #48 on May 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Comment: I absolutely love your cards, they work really well together. Your polka dot card is perfect, I love the colours you used.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute postalette and nice note!
Aleesha rated for April 2024 Journal Swap on May 15, 2024
Comment: Very nice journal Amy! Loved all the variety and color. Thank you so much for the effort you put in and hope Millie is still doing good.
Moxieroe rated for CPG Rainy ATC #2 - Global on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
Comment: Thank you for the month of goodies: I love the newsy puppy letters and the keychain is incredible!
Comment: Thank you so much!! I love the postcards, bookmark is super cute and omg the stickers! LOVE
NachoCheese928 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #48 on Apr 29, 2024

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Stepht on Apr 27, 2024:

Hey Amy! How are you? Thanks so much for all the cute notepad sheets! I love them :) (cpg april wishlist)

Swan on Apr 19, 2024:

Thank you for the birthday card (CPG April wish)!

e2java on Apr 17, 2024:

Thank you so much for my April CPG wish. Love the cheery birthday card and the marigold seeds - those are going right into my flower bed.

LadyJo on Apr 17, 2024:

Thank you for sending me a beautiful Spring gluebook page! It is a great addition for my journal! Happy Spring! CPG April Wishes

lady41701 on Apr 15, 2024:

Thank you for the beautiful glue book page for my CPG April wish list. I appreciated your art work and your thoughtfulness.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 15, 2024:

Thank you so much for the beachy goodies you sent for my April wishlist at CPG! Love them!

TeaNi on Apr 14, 2024:

thank you very much

for the lovely bright ribbon for my April wishlist- it's EXACTLY perfect for what I was hoping to use it for! Thanks for sharing and glad you could make a bookmark too! :)

lou on Apr 1, 2024:

Happy Birthday Month!

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 23, 2011:

Welcome to District 13! So glad you've joined us...please stop by the forum and introduce yourself when you get the chance.


memtree on Mar 7, 2011:

just wanted to let you know i visited your blog, commented and am following your blog now :)


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