Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 1:51 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: January 30, 2023
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 and Winston, 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 26 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of 7 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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


groundhogstamper rated for February Birthday Card #2 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the sweet handmade card. I love the colors you used.
HausOfImps rated for 5 Photos in an Envelope on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful prints! I loved the obee from Glacier National Park the most, I'd love to visit one day. I also love that you took a photo after falling. Really appreciate the notecards and stickers as well. Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: That is so kind. I love taking pictures. I love getting other folks pics too. Thanks for hosting
anicka22 rated for Cup of tea & a good book-January on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the book advice and the beautiful stickersheets
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart.
myancey rated for 5 Photos in an Envelope on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Photos tell a story and I love the story u portrayed. Thanks for sharing and what great photos. Thanks for the PCs and stickers too. I hope u have a great day enjoy retirement
Response: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for the heart
GramMonster rated for Write a letter quick swap 1 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: I have always wanted to do the National Parks in the West. So if I ever get out there I have an idea of some other things to do aside from just hiking in the parks!
Response: So many you tubes on that too…thanks for the heart
Comment: what amazing items and letter you sent me,, Im excited to try the book binding thanks so much!! Love you made the card from a pic you took this is going in my journal for sure.. Again, thanks so very much
Response: I love it when my stuff make into someone's journal. thank you for the heart.
ahywka rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #326 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Your swap Just arrived today 🙃 thanks for sharing what you did on the weekend, was great to hear from you! The Green-Golden paper piece is gorgeous! I would love to See it make the bookcover. Can you share a Photo when you will make it? Happy swapping and take care!
Response: Thank you yes, I will share it.. finishing up On a wine tasting book for my sister in law, blues turquoise and sea form green. They live on the beach. Done in corals. Going to make my brother the green one! Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks so much! Hope your husband is feeling better!
Response: He is moving around more and more. Tonight, he cooked his own meal so that was a biggie!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful card with the picture frrom Hawaii on it! I also loved all of the enclosures you sent! Thanks again for a thoughtful and generous swap!
Response: Your welcome. I am so glad you liked it!
Comment: Lauri!! What fun to get a letter from you as my partner. Thank you for a nice letter and I'll get one on its way to you very soon 🙂
Response: I look forward to your up date!!! Thanks for the heart
Candace rated for Support USPS Notecard Swap on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Wow, I did not know there were USPSs in gas stations!
Response: Oh yes! Thanks for the heart
aero rated for Note Card Happiness December on Dec 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the Wonderful items and their history 💁
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart. Happy new year
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #325 on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Hi Lauri! Thank you for the lovely card and share about your weekend! The little card included is so dang cute!! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you! I am pleased you like it!
honeyblossom rated for Let's Talk About...#6 on Dec 14, 2022
Comment: Beautiful!
Response: Thank you so much
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and hope you don't mind if I write you back. Ty for being my swap partner ☺️❤️
Response: I would love to hear from you, ty
Karen07 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #324 on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Got your card! Thanks for a fun letter. I love your watercolor!! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you so much! Thanks for the ❤️
LittleRed rated for AFWLS: send reindeer card to 2 on Dec 12, 2022
Comment: What a lovely card❤️ Thank you for the stickers!
Response: Thank you 🙏
cassie3001 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #319 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing about your weekend! This is such a beautiful autumn card, reminds me of a time when we didn't have snow, haha! It sounds like.a mostly good weekend, except for the sore throat.
Response: It was! We have snow now too! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank for all the information on Hawaii. It was very interesting. And thank for the tea.
Response: I found it interesting too. Enjoy and thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you for your notecard. The photo you took is very good. I am also on Postcrossing but I joined only in April this year. Thank you for the tags too. Happy holidays!
Response: Thank you for the heart ❤️

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

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:

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