Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 12:13 am


Date Joined: September 20, 2009
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Profile Edited 12/5/2020

We live on one of the remaining dairy farms in Northern Virginia. Between us we have 7 kids & 14 grandchildren. On our farm we have cows, chickens, ducks, geese, bunnies, turkeys and cats! I love being a Gramma and it's the most important thing to me!

I love to read & dance! I’ve belly danced and gotten back into line dancing. Dancing & gardening are my hobbies. I love to play board games my favorites are Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, & any board games I can play with my grand-kids. I also love to read! Right now I'm reading mostly non-fiction.

I love nature & consider that my religion. I love being in the garden and getting my hands dirty. I love all my animals on the farm. They all have wonderful personalities. I have flower gardens & vegetable gardens. I tried raised beds & hale bale gardening this year.

I am very Patriotic and love my country & those protecting it! I grew up a Navy brat. So please do not ever send me anything that puts down the USA. I would never do that to you.

My Favortie Things!

I mostly join postcard, Christmas card, deco & atc swaps. I try to be the best swapper I can be. But I have had some bumps along the way.

If you see any of my Decos floating around even if it's not full I would love to see it. I have never gotten one back yet.


  • Wizard of Oz
  • Penguins
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Maps
  • Postage Stamps
  • Travel
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Yellowstone
  • Hurricane & Tornadoes
  • Celtic
  • Nature

Pinterest & Decorate My Profile Swaps- I love decorating my profile with pictures! Some of my favorite themes are Flowers, Penguins, Big Bang Theory, Favorite Movies.

Christmas Card Swaps- I like any kind of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc. I like to learn about all religions, beliefs, etc.

COLLECTIONS- I have collections of Wizard of Oz, Penguins, Viewmasters, Lighthouses, Roadside Amusement Parks (Storybook Land, etc.) anything from these, Postage Stamps, Anything Vintage Fisher Price Little People.

POSTCARDS! I love them! I like them sent naked with lots of stamps.

My favorites are:

  • Castles
  • Penguins
  • Map
  • Roadside Amusement Parks (Storybook Land, etc.)
  • Weather Related (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Lightening, etc.)
  • Stars, Planets, Earth
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Ansel Adams
  • Mountains
  • Boldt Castle
  • Lake Placid
  • Las Vegas
  • Yellowstone
  • Upstate NY
  • Antarctica & Arctic (Animals, Land, Etc.)
  • Movies- Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings
  • Mount Everest
  • New Zealand
  • Ad Cards- Alcohol
  • Anything dealing with the Olympics
  • At Night Postcards (the ones that are black and say ex. "West Virginia At Night".
  • Wildlife at Night (shows the eyes of all the animals}
  • Biloxi, Mississippi ( I was born here, I would love a Mississippi License Plate with the lighthouse on it.)
  • Storybook Land Woodbridge, VA & Enchanted Forest Ellicot City, MD
  • Vintage Woodbridge, VA
  • Vintage Upstate NY
  • Vintage Virginia, any
  • Hawks Nest, WVA
  • Greeting From- anywhere in VA, DC
  • Appalachian Trail

ART POSTCARDS- I will like anything I receive. My favorite artists are:

  • DaVinci
  • Degas
  • Matisse
  • Cezanne
  • Munch
  • Susan Seddon Boulet
  • Gauguin
  • John Singer Sargent
  • Goya
  • Art Nouveau
  • Ansel Adams

I am trying to finish my Vintage State Map group. These are the smaller postcards 3x5. I'll take them naked & stamped or sent in an envelope. The states I still need are but will take any:

*Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

I also love bumper stickers, travel stickers, to put on my truck.

  • Wizard of Oz Trading Cards


I have collected stamps since I was a kid. I like any & all kinds. I'm especially looking for:

  • Penguins
  • Fairytale
  • USA Commemorative
  • Antarctica, New Zealand
  • All Foreign
  • The new round USA Round Global Mail stamp.

I have lots and lots of USA stamps to trade or RAK. Just ask and I will send some.

STICKERS- I like most stickers. Here are some that I would love!

  • Quotes
  • Penguins
  • Lord of the Rings & Hobbit
  • Star Wars
  • Flowers
  • Holiday Stickers
  • Gardening
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Celtic Theme
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Virginia
  • Any Map
  • Flags
  • Patriotic
  • Travel Stickers
  • Stickers from Roadside attractions. (Dinosaur Land, Caverns, etc.) I'll slap those on my truck!
  • Cool Bumper Stickers

Please no teacher reward stickers, flake stickers. Even if the swap says no doubles I will take doubles if it's something I like.


I love rubber stamps that have quotes on them.

FAVORITE COLORS- I love purple, black, lilac, dark red.

CHRISTMAS- December is my favorite time of the year. I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday. My favorite themes at Christmas are-

  • Reindeer's
  • Snow Babies
  • Snowman
  • Charlie Brown & Friends
  • Rudolf & Friends
  • Vintage Cards
  • Vintage Christmas Decorations
  • Vintage Houses & Trees
  • Elves & Fairies

  • A- Autism Awareness, Autumn, Alice in Wonderland, Address Labels, Aqua Man
  • B- Big Bang Theory
  • C- Celtic, Christmas, The Crown
  • D- Deer, Dandelions
  • E- Elephants
  • F- Farming,
  • G- Grandma, Grumpy Cat
  • H- Hobbit, Hiking
  • I- Iceland, Iron Man
  • J- Jason Mamoa
  • K-
  • L- Lord of the Rings,
  • M- Mini Lego Characters, Mississippi, Marvel
  • N- Norwood, NY,
  • O-
  • P- Pandas, Penguins, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Purple, Patriotic, Pink Flamingos
  • Q-
  • R- Roadside Amusement Parks,
  • S- Starbucks, Scrabble
  • T- Travel, Thrift Store Shopping, Thor
  • U-
  • V- Virginia, View Master, Vintage Fisher Price Little People
  • W- WII games, Wizard of Oz,
  • X-
  • Y-
  • Z- Zoo


  • Marvel
  • Avengers (Iron Man, Thor)
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Rudolf, Misfit Toys, Abominable Snowman

THRIFT STORE SWAPS- I love shopping at thrift stores & flea markets. Here are some of the things I like to get at thrift shops. * Postcards * Snowbabies * Gardening Items * Any souvenir items from roadside attractions (Storybook Land, Enchanted Forest, etc.) * Music Boxes * Postage Stamps * Older My Little Pony (for my daughter) * Vintage Navy Items * Anything NASA * Anything Olympics * Anything Snoopy (Toys, Books, etc.) * Penguin Toys * Lord of the Rings Toys * Vintage Christmas Houses (the ones you put under the tree, like a village) * Reindeer * Bunny Rabbit Stuff (toys, bowls, water bottles) * Scrabble Letters * Pop-Up Books * Vintage Fisher Price Little People * Maps, National Geographic Maps

GENEALOGY I've been working on my family tree for about 10 years now. I am always looking for information. Here is a list of surnames & places I'm looking for:

  • Detroit, Michigan- Names- Avey, Morris

  • Norwich, Woodbridge- Ontario Canada- Names- Avey, Livett, Pentecost, Haystead

  • Syracuse NY, Norwood NY- Names- Rexford, Doyle

Interested in Ontario Historical Society Booklets, Genealogical Society Newsletters, Yearbooks,

DVD This a list for me so I can remember what I'm in search of. But if you see one that would be great too.

  • Secret Admirer
  • Jagged Edge- Glen Close
  • Tequila Sunrise- Mel Gibson

GARDEN SWAPS- Love any kind of seeds, plant tags, the white & purple gloves from the dollar store. Seeds I always need- arugula, marigold, radish

Favorite Movies/TV

Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avengers, Iron Man, Aquaman, The Hobbit, Stars Wars Series, An Affair to Remember, Sound of Music, As Good As It Gets, Van Helsing, Pretty in Pink ,Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Remember The Titans, Doctor Zhivago Hello Dolly, Ferris Buller's Day Off, Stardust, , Little Miss Sunshine, Willow, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Revenge of the Nerds, White Christmas, Great & Powerful Oz. Reckless, Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia, Rise of the Guardian

FAVORITE ACTORS- Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman, Jason Mamoa!


  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Penguins of Madagascar (I Love These Guys!)
  • The Crown
  • Project Runway
  • Mash *True Crime Shows
  • Cold Case
  • Airplane Disasters

Books- I like to read non-fiction. Some of my favorite subjects are:

  • True Crime
  • Weather (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, etc.)
  • Science
  • Space, Astronauts
  • Gardening
  • Travel

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music. I listen to Rock, Country, Celtic, 80's, Hair Bands, Indie, Pop, Dance. Some of my favorite groups & singers are: Gary Allan,the Script, One Republic, Michael Franti, Nickelback. Josh Groban, Bee Gees, Celtic Women, Loreena McKennitt, Florence & the Machine, Pat Benatar, Metallica, Florida Georgia Line.

Please Do Not Send

DISLIKES- I'm not really a picky person but there are some things I really can't use. I always pass on things if I need to.

  • I cannot handle any cigarette smoke. If it smells like smoke I will not be able to keep it.
  • I have Asthma so no strong scents of any kind.
  • I don't burn candles.
  • I'm allergic to cigarette smoke.
  • Teeny Stickers- I cannot use these and they are hard for my fingers to remove.
  • Licorice
  • I don't need little note paper or sticky paper unless it's something in a theme I like.
  • Please do not send me any Extra paper or stickers unless it's in a theme I have listed.
  • Anything putting down the USA.

Hosting & Rating

Hosting Swaps- I take hosting very seriously. I go through all profiles of swappers who sign up for my swaps. Please do not take it personally if I ban you from a swap. I'm just being careful & want to make my swaps a fun & safe swap for everyone.

Ratings- If you ever receive something from me with postage due. Please let me know & I will send you the postage.
For the 1 I have, I have sent two postcards to replace the one she didn't get. She hasn't been on here since 11/2011. I have been an angel for swaps to try & makeup for this one.

Please let me know if you have not received your swap from me before rating a 1 or 3. I will gladly make another one.

I am an easy going person, just let me know if you need more time for a swap and I'll work with you.


suepier rated for LSRUS Postcard With a Prompt #4 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful state montage of Washington DC.
suepier rated for NIGHTVIEW POSTCARDS on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Birmingham.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers. I liked your drawing inside!
Poohtat rated for ITW: Question of the Week #3 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the note and sunflower goodies. I never have luck growing sunflowers. The ones that grow are from birds and squirrels. I have many other gardens and I have at least 150 houseplants! I have 30 orchids and 20 African violets. I love houseplants!
debbiespoms rated for ALL KINDS OF BEARS on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you Michele, for the Panda postcard.. So cute! Pandas are such a delight!
Vickyen rated for LSRUS Postcard With a Prompt #3 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Michele! Thank you for the beautiful fall pc! I love pumpkin spice and will looking out for all things pumpkin spice this weekend! LOL! It is a tad cooler here the past couple of days and supposed to be nice this weekend - a welcome relief! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff.
K8thecrafter rated for Decos Only 9/2021 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Fantastic swap. Thank you so much!! I'm sorry for the delay in rating.
Poohtat rated for ITW: Question of the Week on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: That's cool that you now have a Magnolia in your own yard. Great memory. Happy swapping
MelissaLB rated for ITW: Question of the Week #2 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. I also love eagles. They have been slowly making a comeback in northern Indiana. I see them every once in a while while walking by the river. Thanks for sharing the penguin story. So sweet!
Comment: Thank you very much :)
Comment: The events sound like such fun.
Comment: Thank you 😁
Comment: Thank you for all the neat cards
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #153 on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Great choices, thank you
Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween to you too!! ~ Gabi
RoBeastRo rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC #3 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Think the only song i may not have heard on here is "Wicked Game," maybe... Tomorrow i plan on listening through them all while on my walk. Pretty good choice from what i can see! Love the postcard too! Thanks for playing! 😁
Ree87 rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card, and the lovely stamps you used. Happy swapping!
CHOWEFACE rated for This is where I went this summer on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: great card, congrats to your daughter!
Begokschaf rated for Stocking Surprises-August on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Oooh. I’m waiting to open until Christmas but I’m sure I’ll like it. I love the extras.

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heidiblooms on Sep 17, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet get well message!

Swan on Aug 11, 2021:

Thank you very much for the Seneca Falls women’s rights postcard for my LSRUs August wishlist! It’s very exciting for me to get this postcard.

bethe on Aug 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for your generous amount of stamps! These always come in handy and I was getting low. I really appreciate you granting a birthday wish or LSUS August :)

Poohtat on Jun 4, 2021:

LSRUS June Penguin

VaGrammy66 on May 30, 2021:

Cryptid Profile Deco #02 ~

LeaTheShark on May 29, 2021:

Cryptid Profile Deco #02 ~

Mothman is my favorite cryptid, but lately I've been loving jackalopes! Here is a cute floral jackalope for your profile. Thanks for joining the swap~

Swan on Apr 1, 2021:

Thank you for the Easter wishes and bunnies for the LSRUS March wishlist!

Swan on Mar 15, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard for International Women’s Day for the March LSRUs wishlist! It’s great.

VaGrammy66 on Mar 8, 2021:

National Horse Protection Day National Pig Day

rarjones on Mar 6, 2021:

Banana Cream Pie Day March 2

March Holiday Profile Deco #1

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