Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2018 8:21 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: October 13, 2018
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Twin mom. Accountant. Scrapbooker. Cardmaker. Nap sneaker.

My bio from my website:

Julia is a twin mom. Accountant. Scrapbooker. Card maker. And self-proclaimed nap sneaker.

She is the proud mommy of boy/girl twins. She is also a full-time accountant that works outside the home in Corporate America. She holds an Associates, Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting.

Julia prides herself on not being a "typical" boring accountant.

A former amateur drag racer, she loves to scrapbook, make cards, cook and read. She also enjoys spending time with her kids, redecorating her apartment, and traveling with the twins to new - and old - places.

Julia blogs at Mini Van Dreams about life with twins, scrapbooking, card making, easy recipes, blog tutorials, reviews, giveaways and free planner printables.

She is impetuous, sassy, and a trooper.

She laughs her way through life.

She sleeps when she can sneak it in.

Favorite Music

I love anything but rap or hip hop music. I especially like classic rock and country - Eagles, Tom Petty, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, etc.

Favorite Books

  • Into the Wilderness (series) by Sara Dontai
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Belial Series by R.D. Brady
  • The Bellingwood Series by Diane Greenwood Muir

Favorite Movies

  • The Blues Brothers
  • A Christmas Story
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Turbo
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Tangled
  • Gumball Rally
  • Cars
  • Lost in Translation
  • Thomas Crown Affair (old version and new version)
  • The Princess Diaries 1 & 2
  • The Sound of Music
  • Grease

Favorite Television

  • 24
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Mountain Men
  • Are you being served?
  • Ice Road Truckers
  • Who do you think you are?
  • Pioneer Woman
  • House Hunters International
  • Life Below Zero
  • American Pickers
  • Unwrapped
  • The Unit
  • Property Brothers
  • Jericho

Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking
  • Card making
  • Jewelry making
  • Zentangling
  • Quilting
  • ATCs
  • Minatures
  • Sewing doll clothes/things for my kids


I am a Jack Daniels and Coke/jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. I love working on cars. I collect frogs and interesting rocks. I love penguins. I love fun, unique things. I love to travel and learning about new places. My favorite place to visit is Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio. I love old barns and country drives. I also love to cook and love to receive new recipes to try out. I am also a dirt racing (World of Outlaws) and NHRA drag racing fan and a die-hard Steelers girl. I also love writing letters/sending postcards. If you want to be penpals, send me a message!

I have a blog called Mini Van Dreams where I share recipes, craft tutorials, anecdotes about my crazy life, social good initiatives and more.

Swap Notes

I mail my items at work. I mark them as soon as I put them in the mail drop. The mail is picked up once a day, so depending on what time I drop them, they might not go out until the next day. If you do not receive your items in a timely manner, PLEASE CONTACT ME and I will resend them!

Swap Likes/Dislikes

  • Scrapbook supplies (embellishments, paper, etc)
  • Stickers (Rewards okay - my kids love them)
  • Chocolate
  • Penguins
  • Frog items (please no real frogs! LOL)
  • Journals and notebooks
  • Craft magazines
  • Local postcards from your area
  • Rubber stamped sentiments/quotes (on card stock, please)
  • Unique Buttons
  • Brochures from local tourist attractions
  • Anything car or racing related (advertisements, postcards, signs, etc)
  • Surprises!
  • Stationery, especially San-X and Sanrio (Rilakkuma Panda is my favorite!)
  • Advertisements for items we cannot get in the USA
  • Unique, interesting rocks (nothing too large)
  • Coloring pages
  • ATCs
  • Recipes
  • Harry Potter anything
  • Recipe cards
  • Cookbooks

DISLIKES - Please, do not send more than 2-3 tea bags. I do not like tea, but my children do. However, I do not let them drink it all the time.

Postcard & Swap Ideas ABCs

A – apples, Amish, America, Americana, August, aquamarine, antiques

B – beach, band

C – cars, covered bridges, cats, camping

D – dogs, daisies, daffodils, donuts, doodles

E – Egypt, Easter, elephants

F – frogs, fields, farms, fabric

G – giraffes, goats, gardens, Georgia, gulf

H – huskies, Halloween, hearts, herons

I – inappropriate, ice cream, igloos, iguana, icicles

J – Jack Daniels, Japan

K – Kangaroo, koala, keys

L – lighthouses, lamb, letters, leaves

M – mountains, monkeys, mermaids, music, March, marching band

N – night, numbers, notes

O – owls, orange

P – penguins, pink, panda, peaches, pinecone, pond, peacock

Q – quilts

R – retro, Route 66

S – sarcastic, sailboat, sapphire

T – turtles, tourist postcards

U – umbrellas, unicorn

V – vacations, Valentine’s Day, violin

W – winding roads, windmills

X –

Y – yarn, yucca

Z – zebras, zoo


Fairwind rated for Halloween store bought card #2 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Love the card. I have never seen HP coloring cards thank you!! My favorite candy is Reese's too!!! Can never go wrong with peanut butter right!!
NRGordon rated for PC Swap #8 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Julia, Thanks for the nice PC and the field trip story. I'll bet they had fun. I miss things like that when my girls were young. Sorry for the initial mistake. Best Wishes, Neal
AngJ rated for PC Swap #7 on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card!
squince rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #16 on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Love the squirrel!
squince rated for PC Swap #6 on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Hi to Bella!
SeleneW rated for PC Swap #7 on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cool PC. I hope to go to Las Vegas one day too!
Hyshu rated for Just Because PC Swap #27 on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
katmandu rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #16 on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: I find that I get lots of the same partners too but it's fun! I've never been to Alaska but want to do the "cruise" up there one day. I hear it's fabulous! Thank you!
HannahsMommy07 rated for PC Swap #5 on Sep 29, 2018
03Scarlett rated for How's The Weather Today PC US on Sep 26, 2018
squince rated for PC Swap #4 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Eulegirl rated for WIYM. September recipe swap on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: I think I'll try to arroz con pollo first! Also, thank you for the lovely recipe cards I can also color!
KarenFife rated for WPS - Postcard From My Vacation #8 on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: Looks like a fun place for a vacation! Thank you for the postcard and note about your trip.
BeHappyToday rated for PC Swap #4 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: You nailed it! I love the coke PC! Thank you! πŸ™‚
katmandu rated for PC Swap #3 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Great PC, love vintage images. My next kitty may be an adult b/c of my age and I hope it's a cuddler, my current one isn't, we tend to just co-exist until he wants something! Thank you!
Comment: I totally agree with your answer! 😴
MissBrenda rated for PC Swap #3 on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Love HP! Me and my daughter have several board games that we love to play. Thanks for joining the swap and Happy Swapping to you....
Coss rated for PC Swap #2 on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks- and giraffes are one of my favorites.
Comment: Thank you!

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BlueberryLady on Aug 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday !!! Hope your Day was Special !!

Heirloom on Aug 23, 2018:

Enjoy it!!

CurlyTea on Aug 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

earthnk on Aug 6, 2018:

Hi Julia, Your "Hello Stranger" pc is on the way!

yvonne401 on Aug 4, 2018:

Welcome to Pennsylvania Swappers! It's great to have you here!



Shellyr on Jan 31, 2018:

I am sending a February wish to all of the usual monthly profilers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Violet is the flower of the month

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day

Black History Month

Nellie1 on Jan 16, 2018:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Happy 2018. So sorry this is late. Family stuff going on.

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Bhindblueeyes on Jan 4, 2018:

Hello there!! This is for IU: Profile Deco_Jan. Thank you for joining!!

Enjoy!!! :) Amy

kathiann on Jan 1, 2018:

HELLO! Stopping by for A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Here's hoping that 2018 is fantastic for you!





Best, kathiann

Shellyr on Dec 29, 2017:

APDG January 2018

January flower of the month - carnation

OR snowdrop

Martin Luther King Birthday

Benjamin Franklin birthday

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