Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2024 3:44 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: June 24, 2024
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

I just got the most fabulous tea from an Australian partner from Red Seal, I believe it was called. it was a fruity black tea and I have to say, it was so delicious that I used it twice. Thumbs up!!!

11-15-23: Back from Hawaii and whoa, did I have a big batch of swaps!!! How fun was that. Working on getting everything rated.

6-6-23: Just got back from Jolly England. What an awesome time hubby and I had, Disney World with my son and family and Las Vegas with the retired girls club. What a summer! UPDATE: my favorite time of year Cherry blossoms. . : 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 . I just received lychee tee from a swap. It was so good so if you have it in your country, I would love to have some. 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 8 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 42 and my twins, John and Chris 40 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. 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, sports, or Korean drama. I also joined a book making class called Vintage Page Design, Book binding by Ali Manning. I love it. A new book every month.


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 bending 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. Right now it is cherry blossom time. My bucket list is going to Kyoto, Maruyama Park to see the mountain side of cherry blossoms .but until then, I am visiting the Portland tea garden for my cherry blossom thrill.


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

Watercoloring and book binding is my jam. Any information, brochures, maps, ideas about Germany or Austria. Best info is by those who know. So, if you’re 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


Comment: Hi Lauri:-) Thank you for the beautiful postcard of the Oregon Coast. Must be an amazing sight!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Elk card. I hope you have a great time hiking at the national park, sounds like a wonderful place to visit.
Response: So looking forward to it, come on August!!!! Thanks for the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank u for the lovely pc! I've never been to Hawaii before, but one day I would love to visit :D
Response: Oh do try! Thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! I adore the manatee postcard!!!!! I'm so happy that you chose me to receive it. Thank you so, so much!!!!
Response: I knew you would!!!! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Just perfect! I'm finally making my way to Hawaii in 2025!
Response: It will be here beforeyou know it!
Comment: Hello Lauri! Thank you for the postcard! I grew up going to Bend, OR so I hope you enjoy your hike there!
Response: we had to put it off till next week...looking forward to it
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter, it was great reading a little bit about your life!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you so m7ch for the wonderful sti kers, postcards, and letter! I enjoyed reading your letter. I envy your travels. I don't travel much. Your trips sound amazing! I hope to be able to travel more in the future!
Response: Oh I hope you do too! Thanks for the heart
Amy528 rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH April 24 on Apr 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for a fabulous month of mail! I enjoyed hearing about all of your travels - the redwoods are on my bucket list and I love the postcard and bookmark. I LOVE the library stickers! The maps are great and the way you fancied up the bookmark is fun, as is the Nashville postcard. I haven’t read anything by Lisa See and am excited to read the book you sent. Thank you!!!
Response: It was a fun month to send things. I hope you enjoy the book and her series .
Comment: Thanks ill reply asap as its been a bit hectic here l. I enjoyed reading your letter this week is my respond week and it came in on sat when I was away for the day thank you.
Response: Look forward to hearing from you.
Comment: You did a great job. Mine warped after I glued them to the card! Thank you.
Response: Thank you so much!
monsbrick rated for FLL: It's March already! on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Hi Lauri how wonderful to hear from you. Hawaii sounds fantastic! Thank you for your thoughtful letter and gifts!
Response: You are welcome!
Lina2023 rated for Penpal Letter & Surprise #4 on Mar 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter🥰 I will reply soon 😊
Response: Thanks for the rating, looking forward to it.
reinerose rated for Penpal Letter & Surprise #4 on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your letter and for the goodies! I will write back soon! :)
Response: I look forward to it, that’s for the rating
LadyJo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #382 on Mar 8, 2024
Comment: Oh my goodness what a beautiful photo you took and than loved you made it into a notecard! I will be keeping this treasured item! How is the Bone broth diet going? It sounds interesting. Thanks for all the postcards too!
Response: Thank you. The bone broth diet works so good. In 10 days I lost 6 pounds. Sadly I am on vacation in Maui now..start over again when I get back lol.
Fuchsi rated for FLL: InCoWriMo 2024 #1 on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Dear Lauri, thank you so, so very much for this wonderful swap! ^-^ I loved to read the booklet (which might have been confusing for the German postal system, so it took longer to arrive with me than usual XD) and the goodies. I like to live in Dresden, as it's full mith old buildings and museums and you can just sit in a cafe and look around, to by busy for ages. When I want to go hiking, I'm very fast in the Saxon Switzerland, which is a nice area and when your husband and you have the time, when visiting Germany, I can recommand a day tour there. And I simply love bookd stores! The feeling of an book, the smells everywhere... especially secand hand book stores are just magical! ^-^ Have a wonderful spring! Yours, Maxi
Response: Thank you for the rating . Here in Maui, Hawaii and hope to find some bookstores…
kajsab rated for International penpals 30 yrs and up on Mar 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for touching on my profile. I went to see 5Nights At Freddy’s too. You are very chatty and I am not sure if my English is that good to reply but I understood it all. I think I have a cold too cuz my nose is so runny and I feel worse for wear. I’ll tell what you said about San Francisco to a guy living there but I don’t think he knows better
Response: Sorry about your cold🤧🤧🤧. Hope it gets better. Your English was fine. Thank you for the rating
SkaGirl rated for <3 Texas Independence Day <3 (USA) on Mar 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thank you
Comment: thank you for such a pleasant envelope:)
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart

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Traceyk on Jun 5, 2023:

Thanks for the postcard! I sent one back to you. :) Have a great week!

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 🎉🎊🎂🎈🎁

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