Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 11:20 pm


Date Joined: March 22, 2019
Last Online: December 4, 2021
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

Dear swapping friends. I have received a handful of cards and postcards that do not have the swap identified. No sure what to do with them? If I haven't rated you, please describe what your card/postcard looked like. Some don't have a swap or name listed. :-(

Also received a Christmas Postcard that has no name listed.

**Just a NOTE! We are getting quite a few subs delivering our mail. I guess this is normal for the holiday season. Sometimes we do not even get a piece of junk mail. Then our mailbox will be STUFFED full. It takes me awhile to sort through it.

**We live in the fastest growing State in the U.S. and the fastest growing area in our State.Traffic is horrible. Our Post Office is incredibly busy. It serves 3 fast growing cities. 4,000 new residents a month, and they are having a very difficult time keeping up with the growth!

** PLEASE BE PATIENT IN WAITING FOR MY SWAPS TO ARRIVE! Our Post Office is overwhelmed, and sometimes we think they have forgotten to pick up the mail in the mail drop box in their parking lot. When we've gone there, mail has been overflowing out of it. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND GIVE MY SWAPS TIME TO ARRIVE! Thank you!!

If you ever get a letter returned that you sent to me, please take a picture of it with those yellow stickers affixed with the reason why it was returned, and email me the picture. I can take it into the Post Office and file a complaint. It happens rarely, but has happened in the past.

I'm a mom and a grandma. Married to my best friend. We share a lot of interests. We met while playing in an orchestra for a musical.

PETS: 7 backyard hens, five zebra finches, one canary. Two cats.

I love writing letters, and enjoy greeting card pals, postcard pals, and long letter pen palling. Been writing to pen pals since I was a pre-teen.

I am a Christian. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) so I do not drink tea, coffee, or alcohol.

I don't collect Christian symbols like Crosses. I am respectful of other religions, and don't mind answering questions about mine, and appreciate respectful conversations. And no, I do not have a Sister Wife! Our Church doesn't condone that kind of lifestyle. But I am respectful of those who do.

For 20 years we hosted 24 exchange students (2 at a time) from countries all over the world. They lived with us for 10 months and went to high school with my own kids. We learned first-hand about other cultures, traditions, and religions.

My mom was from Preston, Idaho, and my dad was from Germany. I grew up eating a mixture of traditional German foods, German Culture, and hearing German spoken nearly everyday when my dad called his parents on the phone, and when we went to visit my German grandparents.

I home schooled my 7 kids until they went part-time grades 7-12. They are all now successful adults. Each one of them lived in another country and learned to speak their languages fluently. They were missionaries for our Church.

Favorite Music

I play the cello and am a retired music teacher. Love all kinds of music. Classical, Oldies, most Country. Listen to The Voice, America's Got Talent, Britain's X-Factor. Favorite musical is Les Miserable. I"m not too keen on Jazz or the Blues.

Favorite Books

I love reading! I've always got a book in hand or a stack nearby. :-) I read clean sweet romance, Historical fiction, and my author daughter's books (Andrea Pearson on Amazon) who writes Urban Fantasy and has a few clean romances. If you like good deals, two of her books are audiobooks for free on youtube, in case you are into Urban Fantasy:

Shadow Hunter (won two awards): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKbplEW2vg4

Praxis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWBAbHiRBU

I have a long list of favorite authors and eagerly look forward to new releases from them.

Favorite Movies

Chick flicks, of course. Love North & South (BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell;s classic novel with Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage--not the U.S. Civil War movie), Pride and Prejudice, Princess Bride, While You Were Sleeping, Sweet Home Alabama, Dan in Real Life, ...just to name a few. My kids watch Hallmark movies and tell me which ones they like the best.

Favorite Television

Anything to do with genealogy and family history, like "Who Do You Think You Are" on TLC, and also BBC versions. Random Acts. Relative Race.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows, but I loved the Sherlock series. The Office, and Parks & Recreation.

I prefer to watch videos on Youtube Gardening videos Canning, dehydrating, freeze-drying Health & Nutrition Current Events My son's videos (survival ones): Half Insane Outdoor Guy (just search for it on youtube) Dry Bar Comedy. Paper crafting Making jewelry History

Youtube videos are fun to watch!


Making my own envelopes & stationery Photo cards. I have two sons who are professional photographers, and they have some awesome photos!

Crocheting and knitting. I have a room full of yarn.



  • I have a huge organic garden and bottle/feeze/dehydrate my produce. I have a few health problems so most of my food is made from scratch. I love learning about nutrition and health.

  • Biking and walking. I love visiting with friends.

  • History and learning new things, which includes reading non-fiction books.

  • Helping others with genealogy and tracing their roots, plus finding connections between people.

  • Being outdoors and tend to get "cabin fever" in the colder months.

DISLIKE: - I really dislike shopping.

Exchange preferences

  • THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SWAP FROM MY PREFERENCES!! You'll be my best friend forever! :-)

.**Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. :-)


  • Tourist-type postcards ESPECIALLY pretty landscapes.

    • State MAP postcards.
    • Amish
    • Waterfalls and Bridges
  • PLEASE * I prefer the following postcards BLANK and in an envelope so I can use them for gifts and in other swaps:

  • Farm Animals- Favorites are Horses, cows, chickens, roosters.

  • Birds of all kinds
  • Woodland Animals
  • Zoo Animals
  • African animals & Animals in Australia
  • Rare animals
  • I'm ok with an odd or unusual PC per swap. But they aren't my favorite.

DISLIKE Postcards of: * Cartoons, Ads * Patterns or Designs * Erotica, pin-ups, half-dressed people. * Modern Art

  1. Blank note cards (cute homemade kind fine, too)

  2. Flat Stickers (but not little kid, student or Puffy ones)

  • LOVE!! large realistic flower stickers! Any stickers with flowers. Flowers in a vase or canning jar. Holiday stickers, but not freaky/scary Halloween ones. Only the cute kind.
  1. Unused postage stamps are great! I don't collect USED stamps.

  2. Stationery w/ matching envelope

  3. Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. I really like them--as you can tell.


DISLIKES! Please, If possible! Please don't send!

  • No tea bags, or coffee.

  • Postcards of cartoons, Art, nudity.

  • I am not into: Scrapbooking, Junk Journaling, ATC's.

It doesn't make me happy, it stresses me out! :-) Seriously. Maybe someday I'll get excited about it. ???

  • Please NO random papers, scraps, pieces, or small papers!!!

  • Please NO pocket letters

  • No Journaling prompts or Journaling stickers

  • No Paper embellishments

  • Game Cards

  • ATC's.

  • No confetti or glitter, or ribbons.



If you do not receive something on time from me, it most likely is the Post Office being inefficient.

I ALWAYS mail my swaps on time! Believe it or not, I take photos of my swaps, and a video of me mailing them. Sounds silly, but that's what I do. :-)

I also take photos of my very favorite swaps I receive, especially envelopes that are fantastically designed and decorated ones. SO FUN!!


You can also google mail that has been dumped into the woods, off the sides of a road, garbage dumpsters, and people who steal mail.

Google Mail truck fires, and see just how many mail trucks have burned with mail in them. Thankfully I have not heard of a mail carrier being hurt by fire. However, our mail carrier got hit by a car while standing next to mailboxes, delivering the mail. The driver was impaired. The car hit him and drug him underneath it for several feet. Life-flighted to a Trauma 1 hospital. 18 surgeries later they had to amputate one leg below the knee. So sad!!


redyellownow rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and all goodies!
bringitb rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful holiday card, and the adorable stickers, too! =) Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the card and joke and Merry Christmas!
glassnowdrop rated for PH: I Love This PC on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card! I hope you are doing well :)
Comment: Thanks!!!
Comment: thanks for the lovely card!
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers, postcard and cute jokes!
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2021 on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Honey Maid chunk!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap… pretty card, nice note and extra stickers! I haven’t heard of a few of the versions of songs you listed, so I will definitely check them out! Merry Christmas! (And hope your elbow is feeling better!)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card. Cute joke🤗
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the envelope seals. And I always love your jokes! Mele Kalikimaka!
jenlovespsu rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful Christmas card. Loved your sweet letter with the Christmas songs. I hope your tennis elbow heals quickly ❤️ I am going to make a play list of all the songs listed in this swap and listen to it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Luvslife3 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and stickers! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you for the card with the cute animals and all the goodies!
Mindy82671 rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card. I liked the stickers on the envelope and when I opened the card, there were some for me! 😃
Comment: Thank you.
liefdraakje rated for Christmas Postcard swap #4 on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this great card.
denisedecker58 rated for LSRUS Mega Swap #5 USA on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing swap! You always go above and beyond!

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samjowers on Dec 4, 2021:

Wow! Your post 📫 office issues sound like a nightmare! So sorry you have to deal with that. What a hassle!

bpl76 on Aug 11, 2021:

Hi , I have left several messages for 3 different swaps that have not been received by me and your partners Are you ok please let me know so I know how to proceed BPL76

cmalaina on Aug 4, 2021:

FTLOC#1- Washie Tape Samples Summer Theme-Us Only

hello there I saw that you still have not rated me yet on this swap if you can please let me know what is going !!

myancey on Aug 2, 2021:

Hey there! Have u received my H swap yet? Thanks!

myancey on Aug 2, 2021:

Hi. I haven’t been rated yet for notecards with a twist.

myancey on Jul 29, 2021:

Hi. Could u please check your messages? Thanks! Have a GREAT day!

susieq11 on Jul 28, 2021:

I love the cheery envelope you sent my swap in too!

ChrisAnne on Jul 19, 2021:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead! We are happy to have you! New swaps are being posted today so do not be afraid to jump in and join the fun!

yvonne401 on Jul 12, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



VitaLynne on Jun 18, 2021:

Hi there. I sent you both a private message and a postcard on June 1. Hi there. I'm checking in to see whether you received my postcard yet in response to Postcard With a Prompt #135. If so, would you kindly let me know. I am a bit concerned as it has been 17 days since I sent it.

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