Swap-bot Time: March 2, 2021 3:08 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2016
Last Online: January 21, 2018
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Greetings from Montana, USA! 🌄 I'm Jo; I recently found out about this site from a swapper on PostCrossing where I've enjoyed being a member for over 2 years. Now I'm intrigued and looking forward to participating in some swaps here. I love the treat of receiving snail-mail and learning about people from other places. As much as I love to travel, I don't get to often so this is a different way for me to experience new people and places.

Along with the crafts listed below, my hobbies are: photography, cooking/baking, fishing, trivia & games, cocktails with friends, history, nature, and most recently: genealogy.

I'm single with 1 fantastic son (grown). I currently have 1 cat I sort of inherited and have become quite attached to. She is a Maine Coon named Elizabeth Swann (I didn't name her!) but she just goes by 'Kitty.' 😉 When the time is right, I look forward to having a dog again - I miss my yellow lab so much!

I am a very liberal, open-minded person so please be yourself with me! 👍

*Please Note: Because of my messy handwriting, I often type out anything of length. Please don't interpret it as impersonal; it's only meant to keep you from having to decipher! 📩

Favorite Crafts

My biggest passion is creating/working with my hands and I've been fortunate enough to sell some of my work. I'm most involved in crochet, sewing, embroidery, painting, jewelry-making, decoupage, clay, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I'm like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to yarn or fabric! (I hate admitting that - it sounds so... dull.)

Crafts I don't do but greatly admire: woodwork, watercolor painting, pottery, knitting.

Favorite Books

📚 I can't remember ever not loving books! I gravitate mostly toward mystery, crime (fiction or nonfiction), forensic, thriller, and sci-fi stories, but will also greedily devour anything that teaches me something of interest... DIY, history, science, psychology, etc. (Incidentally, that also pretty much covers the types of TV shows I watch.) 📺


Favorite Movies

The older I get, the less I am taken in by pyrotechnics and booming sound effects. I like movies that make me think, question, or belly-laugh out loud. I'm more impressed by clever writing than stunts. I'm REALLY impressed by movies I can't predict, or that completely take me by surprise. Oh, and I love old sci-fi movies and MST3K! 🚀

Favorite Music

I could go on and on about music (I was even a radio DJ once upon a time) so I'll try to just cover the basics... my favorites are: indie, disco/funk (don't laugh!), rock/classic rock, blues/soul, and ambient/instrumental. But, if I like how it sounds, I'll listen to it no matter what category it falls under. 🎶🎶🎶


📫 Some miscellaneous things I like and that are also good suggestions for postcards: I love birds! 🐦 I also like rabbits, sea turtles, krakens & other deep-sea creatures (including mythical and sci-fi), old sailing ships, water scenes, forests, mountains, aurora borealis, outer space, the moon & stars (and other celestial bodies), steampunk, unique tattoos, interesting foods/recipes, humor, art, fireworks, hot-air balloons, but I welcome ANYTHING! Even something historical about your homeland would be interesting. I'd rather not receive political, advertisement, or religious (unless it's FSM!) cards.

👉 I have begun posting my received postcards to Instagram... if you have an IG name, add it when sending me a card and I'll tag you! And feel free to tag me @ lidoshuffle if you post one of mine!

Misc. Favorites

Colors: I enjoy most colors; it really depends on what the item is, but in general I prefer the cool colors, especially deep 'jewel' tones. My taste wanders but I'll always love plum, cobalt, soft pink, and brown. I also like the contrast of black and white together.

Scents: I'm NOT into sweet or flowery scents. I prefer spicy/earthy/woodsy scents like musk, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, tea, etc.

Style: I suppose it would best be described as Boho. I love paisley, batik, damask, and other interesting patterns. I do not like any animal skin prints! I mostly dress casual & relaxed. I like cute dangly earrings and love bracelets of any kind. Big fan of marcasite and amethyst (my birthstone).

Food: YES! If it has garlic, onions, or cheese on it, I'll probably eat it. 🍕 I especially love pizza, Mexican, Thai, and Chinese. I have a terrible sweet tooth - my weakness is dark chocolate! 🍫 I also love chocolate & peanut butter together, and anything coffee/mocha. My absolute favorite candy is chocolate-dipped angel food (also known as sponge candy or seafoam/honeycomb). By the way, for recipe swaps, I prefer 3x5" cards if possible. So, even is the swap specifies a different size, I won't rate down if you send 3x5"!

Beverages: Yes, I drink coffee but usually decaf because I drink it for the flavor, not the buzz. Love iced mochas and frappés! I also like teas, cola, and root beer. Alcohol: beer, dark/spiced rum, vodka, red wine, and nothing beats a good Bloody Mary. 🍸

Other Ideas for Goodie Swaps

UNused postcards/notecards/U.S. postage stamps, jewelry (especially bracelets), barrettes, ponytail bands, headbands, clear nail polish, lotion, soap/shower gel, Vaseline lip balm, purple or brown eye shadow, waterproof mascara, makeup wipes, watercolor art, candles, incense, crochet hooks (sizes D-J), beads, tote bags, bumper stickers/decals, maps, books, DVDs, colored pencils, flower/herb/indoor plant seeds, cat treats, sun catchers, bird houses, car air fresheners (love Scentsy circles - see favorite scents above), dish cloths, recipes/recipe cards (prefer 3x5"), gift cards. I enjoy animals & nature in general and would love anything with birds, sea turtles, krakens, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster! BUT-- these aren't demands; merely ideas. All gestures are appreciated! 🌟

Don't Use/Need: Used postcards/stamps, conservative/republican/religious items.


dobbsthedog rated for Visit me on instagram #2 on Jan 16, 2017
willowscloud rated for Profile seasonal comment on Jan 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Wildchild rated for Visit me on instagram #2 on Jan 5, 2017
vickysounio rated for Profile seasonal comment on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you, happy holidays!
Wildchild rated for Profile seasonal comment on Dec 22, 2016
bluecrayons rated for Profile seasonal comment on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: merry christmas
reauk rated for Profile seasonal comment on Dec 19, 2016
Comment: thanks jo for a lovely message happy holidays
btbeth rated for Visit me on instagram #2 on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: TY for all the hearts and comments on my IG. I hope we get partnered some time soon, as well! Hugs!
willowsmarika rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #4 on Nov 27, 2016
Comment: Thanks for visiting! Happy swapping! :)
lawchick rated for 1 Stamp Randomness! USA on Nov 24, 2016
Comment: Shame shame on me I noticed I never added a rating for you though I enjoyed your 1 stamp of randomness a while ago! Thank you so much.. I have obsessed over those Bill Murray pillows you mentioned and I followed back on Instagram. Have a great weekend! 😀
Angenita rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #4 on Nov 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for your comment.
kimt1989 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #4 on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for stoppinh by. I wish a lot of my kids clothes had adult sizes
Wildchild rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #4 on Nov 21, 2016
EmmaC3 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #4 on Nov 15, 2016
Mamavan rated for Visit me on instagram on Sep 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your comment on my Instagram :)
carol rated for ABC Recipe Swap #2 Letter B on Sep 20, 2016
Comment: Yum! I love creamsicles--must try this one! I've been in a play, so haven't been cooking much, but I will definitely be trying these out!Thanks for the recipe card, too!
squince rated for Book-Lover's PC Swap on Sep 13, 2016
Comment: I love that you had a Tillie as well! :)
Comment: Thank you I love how you custom picked the birds for me
Response: 😁 You're very welcome! 🐦
dobbsthedog rated for Visit me on instagram on Sep 9, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the comment!
Sharlie rated for ABC Recipe Swap #2 Letter B on Sep 7, 2016
Comment: These look tasty! I can't wait to try them!

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Vanillacreamteas on Dec 24, 2016:

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas this year and a happy new year!!!! Profile seasonal comment!



christineann79 on Dec 22, 2016:

Profile Seasonal Comment

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! HO HO HO!




drgngirl on Dec 22, 2016:

Profile Seasonal Comment!




May your holiday season be full of love, laughter, and light! Merry Christmas!

diananolast on Dec 20, 2016:

I am not sure how to put in a picture, I will try and I am very sorry if it does not work!!

I want to say to you and yours. I hope this Holiday and New Year are the best you ever have with only better to come!!


( This is for the Profile seasonal comment swap )

Cheyenne1966 on Dec 20, 2016:

Profile seasonal comment

With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Nellie1 on Aug 23, 2016:

Decorate your partners profile! Birds! alt text

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itsyknits on Aug 17, 2016:

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Vanillacreamteas on Aug 16, 2016:


Commenting on everyones profiles so that everyone can see and get even more beautiful birds on your profiles!!


LadySunshine on Aug 14, 2016:

Decorate your partners profile! Birds!

Enjoy those majestic, beautiful birds!

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winterborn on Apr 8, 2016:

Hello and thank you, @Darkestina I do love Montana. I am in the Billings area. :)

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