Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 8:49 pm


Date Joined: July 28, 2009
Last Online: February 25, 2024
Birthday: January 21, 1958
Country: United States

My Favorite Music

I still love and listen to the same artists and groups that I did when I was young. They include: Rod Stewart (saw him 4 times!), Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Bryan Adams, Josh Groban, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Abba, Neil Diamond and so many more. Plus I am and always will be an Osmond fan!

Favorite Books

Reading is my passion! I adore it and would have my nose stuck in a book all day long if I could! Not only do I enjoy reading the old fashioned way...I also love listening to audio books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, J.D Robb, James Patterson, Laura Childs, Linda Castillo, Stephen King, John Saul, C.J. Box, J.A. Jance, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Jackson, Debbie Macomber, Elin Hilderbrand and much more. Some of my very favorite books are the "cozy" mysteries! I'm still a Nancy Drew and Hardy boys fan at heart as well. I also love reading biographies. I have hundreds of physical books and just as many on my Kindle Fire!

Favorite Television

I'm not a huge TV fan but I am loyal to some shows. I have been watching "General Hospital" for over 40 years now.and have been fortunate to meet many of the cast members. I also really enjoy The Good Doctor, Bob Hearts Abishola, FBI, The Connors, The Rookie, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Fire Country and Autopsy. I still love watching the older shows as well and some of my favorites are: The Golden Girls, Bewitched, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Murder She Wrote, Charmed, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ghost Whisperer, The Bob Newhart Show, Friends, Emergency and Dark Shadows.

Pen Palling

I have been pen palling for over 40 years and am always happy to meet and begin writing to ladies who enjoy this hobby as much as I do. I have many pen friends in the US and in other countries as well. I also love to swap friendship books, friendship sheets, bags, stationery, stickers, notecards and journals. I love anything to do with writing and words!


I am also a huge Halloween fan! My fascination began when I was just a kid and loved dressing up in costume and going through the neighborhood with my friends "trick or treating." When I grew up and got married, two of my kids were born in October...one on the 17th and another on the 30th...just 27 minutes away from midnight. When they were growing up we always had Halloween themed birthday parties! When my daughter turned 16 we had a "Sweet 16, Halloween" party for her and it was amazing! We decorate our house and yard with everything Halloween and we usually start in mid-August! I love the stickers, the stationery, the decorations, smells, colors and mood of Halloween and Autumn

Things I Like

Any kind of stationery - the old fashioned letter kind or computer stationery of any kind, lined stationery

Postcards of scenic things, especially state map post cards


Candles - spicy kind, not flowery

Anything Autumn or Halloween themed

Kawaii items

Souveniers from your state in exchange for something from my state.

Journals...any size, shape, color, texture, lined

Pretty or cute blank notecards

Anything dealing with Snoopy, Thomas Kinkade, snowmen, witches, books, Black Labs or Mary Engelbreit

Cat figurines or cat related items

Scrapbook supplies

Snowmen items


Disney items, especially those pertaining to Beauty and the Beast

Things I Dislike

Kiddie type stickers or stationery


Not a fan of washi tape


stamped images or small scraps of paper

pages from books, old movie or raffle tickets or other items used for junk journals. I don't do them so I don't really have a need for these items

My Hobbies

Pen Palling Reading Cooking Crocheting Journaling Creative writing Jigsaw puzzles - especially the Disney and lighthouse themed ones by Thomas Kinkade Yoga Diamond Art Postcards

My Pets

I am a huge animal lover, and our family has been blessed with so many special ones through the years. Right now, we have a 6-year-old male Black Lab/Mastiff named Bear, who has my heart! We also have three cats who allow us to live alongside them. There's Chip, who is a 10-year-old male tuxedo, Autumn, who is a 4-year-old female tabby, two 9-year-old male Bengals named Benji and Casimir and our newest addition is a 4-month-old all grey female named Savannah. They are our furry kids and are loved so much!

About Me

I am a 65 year old Pennsylvania native. I worked as a financial secretary for over twenty years before taking an early retirement at the age of 62. I still work part time as a bookkeeper/person who goes where needed in my niece's Italian restaurant, alongside my husband, Bill. He is 72, retired and we have been married for 42 years. We have three adult children 40, 37 and 35) and three beautiful little grandchildren (8 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5) who captured my heart the moment I laid eyes on them! I am pretty healthy and active except for a profound hearing loss, for which I wear double hearing aids.


kristenlyns rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #252 on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
NRGordon rated for PH: Lighthouse (Blank or Naked) #9 on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lovely lighthouse PC.
craftymtngal rated for ANYCARD W/PROMPT #98 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Hi Denise! thank you for the card. You have lovely hand writing.
Comment: Thank you! I like Smurfs and Scooby Doo too!
andee73 rated for Lots of Mail: Lists 1 Artists/Groups on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
AlyssaLynnWrites rated for Bookworm Valentine <3 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful goodies!! So glad to hear you got to enjoy your Valentine's Day! My fiance knows I don't like this holiday because I show him the same affection on every day of the year - not just one. But we do celebrate February 15th... National Discount Candy Day LOL! Or at least that's what I've always called it. I go to Walmart on the 15th and buy all of the Valentine's Day stuff on sale and gift it to our girls for fun. I LOVE Robyn Carr - she follows me on Instagram, LOL. And Nora Roberts, of course! I just read Nora's Dragon Legacy trilogy. Sooooo good. My favorite trilogy by her is Three Sister's Island and I read it every fall. My favorite of Robyn's is Sullivan's Crossing. Happy Valentine's Day! Happy reading!
Net3811 rated for The Best and Worst of January on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thanks Denise. January is obviously a great month for you!
Comment: Thank you. I don't like grits either
JaneG rated for A-Z PC Swap (C) on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the cute camel card and the compelling "C" compilation.
Comment: Sorry for only rating today. Thank you. I will pass along on the next round. Have a wonderful week.
ReadWithMel rated for January 2024 Reads - USA only on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Denise, it is always a pleasure! Thank you so much!
brooklynbunch rated for January 2024 Reads - USA only on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extra goodies. I've read all those authors, but not those particular books, so I guess I have something to look forward to.
Comment: I love your list. I have many of the same on my favorites list. I really don't consider them oldies, because then I'd have to consider myself old. Im not ready for that yet.
Comment: thank you!
Comment: I just love these older cartoons. so much better than the newer ones
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the memo sheets :)
Cindymt rated for Lots of Mail: Lists 1 Artists/Groups on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing and for the extras!
Comment: I also like Diet Dr Pepper, have you tried the cherry one?? It’s good too! Autumn is also my favorite season!! I’ve never seen Chicago Fire!!
andee73 rated for SONG THEME #25 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
julebear rated for What's is your favorite.....PC Swap on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Autumn is my favorite too:)

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simcoe54 on Jan 21, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

mspandatrain on Jan 18, 2023:

Happy Birthday Denise!!!

mizvicky on Nov 7, 2022:

Hi I love your Profile We have a common interest of some of the same favorite authors!! I I LOVE Mary Huggins Clark as well... Her daughter is also an amazing writer,, Just wanted to say hello ..Vicky

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 8, 2022:

iM an Osmond fan too. LOL

MNJoviGirl on Aug 3, 2022:


Its Jodie from Minnesotalook under relationships!

lyssathemermaid on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you Denise for angeling the Serious Mega Notecard Swap for me ❤️ I appreciate it greatly and love what you sent :-) Warm Wishes

HappyMom on Feb 11, 2022:

Hi Denise! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


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SeleneW on May 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sweet card. I really like the panda stationery and butterfly notepaper!


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