Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2023 3:52 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: November 22, 2023
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

June 10, 2023: Taking part of the summer off to focus on home/yard work and traveling. Will be back in early August. Happy swapping!!

Things are going well and I am looking forward to warmer sunny days. Peace and blessings abound in your life.❤️ alt text

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WELCOME! Thank you for stopping by to meet me.

Mimosagirl ...my Swapbot id has a connection to a tree planted in my yard. It was a gift by one of my sons who saved a small twig from the trash heap of a greenhouse/nursery he was working at when he was a teenager. He is now 34 and the tree is huge.

I’m a 55 yr old stay at home mom. I have a young son that I homeschool. For fun he and I play Pokémon, Minecraft, Animal Crossing New Horizons, chess, backgammon and go on adventures through our land or sometimes museums. He keeps me young 😃

I love gardening, history, art, Japanese gardens, spelunking through caves, and just about anything that I can get my body to agree with. I have good days and not so good. I’m not sure what I have other than really achy bones. I started upping my vitamins and water so I’m hoping that helps. It’s depressing to be in pain most of the time.

All types of music are interesting to me. I was a teenager in the 80s so I'm fond of pop/rock from that era. I like some bluegrass, older country, I enjoy listening to Japanese music, a little Kpop occasionally, and often spend my early morning time tuned into 1940's UK radio on the web.

Speaking of 1940's, I am a huge fan of vintage (1930-1950) postcards, womens handkerchiefs, vintage style fashion, brooches, playing cards, food tins, Christmas decor, and just about anything from that era.

Favorite Books

True stories about history and events. Currently reading :

8/5/23 : Stories and Recipes from The Great Depression by Janet Van Amber Paske

9/23/20: Reading our Rural Missouri Magazine. You can access it on their website. Great recipes.

9/2/20 : I was given a stack of paper crafting magazines so I am enjoying those right now and watching tons of DIY youtube videos. With current events I can't get into a book it seems. I have a hard time staying focused and remembering what I have read. So....I try to just keep busy.

2/2020: Enjoying my sons Cricket magazine sub. 8/18/19: A Gathering of Days

8/6/19: Hero on a Bicycle - about a boy in Italy during the Nazi occupation.

I have all the Boxcar Children books and Hardy Boys, Stories about life during 1940's world wide, Survival Books, Gardening, Stamp collecting, Herbal, Word Search puzzle mags, & I have enjoyed reading many of Barbara Kingsolver books. My favorite being Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. As a child The Childcraft books by World Book were treasures.

Favorite Movies

Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service.... Sarah Plain and Tall, Anne of Avonlea , Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Seal Morning, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings , The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn, Little House on the Prarie, The Princess Bride.... Star Wars,....

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Favorite Television

Sanford and Son, Sesame Street, Andy Griffith, Dark Shadows, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, But I don't actually watch TV anymore. Occasionally I will watch something on NetFlix with my son like Wild China or other nature or science program.


and sometimes BBC shows... Home Front, Land Girls, Wartime Kitchen, Foyle's War Currently watching Netflix episodes of Father Brown...funny and suspenseful.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts like card making, Scherenshnitte, miniature book making, ATC,& now into making Memorydex Cards.

Memorydex swap information: I store my MEMORYDEX Cards in a tray/box system. So they can be tall but not much hanging over the sides. Thank you for considering this when swapping with me.


Vintage ladies pattern envelopes, pretty/interesting playing cards, pressed coins, foreign currency, tea envelopes, matchbooks, vintage postcards, paper fans, old automotive advertising and fueling station promo, Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobby, Barbie, Anything from Japan, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Canada, ...... Anything 4-H related, cute letter stationary, small cute envelopes, .... just about anything 😁

Junk Journals are a favorite. The lacy, ribbon filled, lots of pockets and tuck spots, made from an old hard back book....I'm working on one for myself that is very girlie, with lots of lace, shades of pink/rose and ecru white. Vintage slightly creepy.

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Current Obsession is kawaii stationary and letter swaps. I can't get enough of it. I do think it is spilling over into other areas of my life. I just finished painting my tiny office bubble gum pink! hahahahaa....

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Things I like

I love Tea especially estate teas. My favorite being Darjeeling but after that just about any of the black teas, herbal teas and flavored. I also enjoy sharing starts from plants & seed trading. I currently have 42 different varieties of tomato seeds.

Kawaii :

...., Gudetama, any Sanrio, Anpanman, Rilakkuma, My Melody, of course Hello Kitty💕, sticker flakes, memo sheets, letter sets, washi samples, kawaii address labels printed with my name ( or swapbot logo).❤️

Pokémon cards

Bento box items (food picks/tiny containers)

old/new postcards

feathers (natural ones not dyed)

pressed flowers/herbs/leaves

old/new Anything Fall/Halloween

McDonald's Madam Alexander dolls

Ephemera (anything pre 1990)

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shaped paper clips

spa face masks

Stickers stickers stickers 😁


Games I’m into:

Super Animal Royal

Animal Crossing New Horizons


Settlers of Catan

Pokémon TCG






•Cellphone Games:

Bubble Witch

Words with Friends


Postcard favorites:





Japan/ Japanese




Patriotic USA 🇺🇸

Plants/trees/ mountains

Covered Bridges


Castles/ Old Churches

Holidays (any) — Halloween, Christmas, Easter,

Independence Day, Thanksgiving and international

holidays too

Postcard dislikes: Bugs, distorted humans in weirdly depiction, snakes, dinosaurs, and other unpleasant things.

Wishlist links

I have tried to add Etsy and Amazon wishlists but cannot seem to have success. It always says the links cannot be opened. So, I am adding them here. If you are interested you might can copy and paste.




Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you Judy for the Halloween card, it’s so cool, I love it! Loved the jokes too lol! My youngest is 19, I miss the kids being little at Halloween. That’s a fun idea to do a loaded Pumpkin bucket, I may have to do that too! Happy Halloween 🎃👻
Response: Ohhh....I'm glad you enjoyed the card. If you do the loaded pumpkin bucket I hope it is a fun surprise for your teenager. Happy Halloween!
dmwcheng rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. =) Happy World Postcard Day.
j3ss1ca rated for LSRUS: 5 Unwanted Items #2-USA on Oct 20, 2023
Comment: You totally could have tossed in a kitten. ;)
Response: Hahahahaha..... my daughter and granddaughters took one of the 3 kittens. We are keeping the other 2 :) Thanks for the rating ...Hugs!!
raniheartspaper rated for Creepy Kawaii for Halloween on Oct 15, 2023
Comment: Love all the cute kawaii obake items. Such a fun swap!
Response: You are so welcome! Enjoy :)
Frodogaggins rated for Creepy Kawaii for Halloween on Oct 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the spooky kawaii!!!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: I think some people really do persist after death, or at least some very strongly-intentioned part does. Electronics always acted strangely in the houses on my uncle's street. Every house in the neighbourhood I'd been in had something odd, like whispering speakers that were turned off, TVs suddenly coming on, at one point my Nokia had an incoming call that was just... like "pieces" of numbers, if you remember those displays? Radios coming on, lights going off or on were normal. You know what you heard on the phone and it was meant for you. <3
Response: It's very interesting and I try to be aware of what's happening. I often hear things others are not hearing. Thank you for the rating...take care
Ettoad rated for WTL: Halloween-themed washi on Oct 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the extra special swap!! I 🧡 and will enjoy using everything 🧡 Happy Halloween 🎃 👻
Response: So glad you like it! Happy Halloween....see you next time at the mailbox :)
Uhlanuh rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #3 on Oct 8, 2023
Comment: I loved your card and goodies 🥰 it made my day ! Happy Halloween 🎃
Response: I'm glad you like them....enjoy your Halloween!
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the card and stickers!
Response: Heyyy....two things from me back to back :) Im glad you liked them. You're very welcome. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you so much for the very nice letter and all the enclosures! I never saw any Kawaii Halloween items and was thrilled with the memo sheets! I loved them! I, too, got interested in Kawaii through Swap bot!
Response: ohhhhh I am so glad you enjoyed them. They are hard to find I think because Halloween in not a Japanese Holiday. Although they have a few things that can be found in their stores. I have friends in Kyoto that sometimes decorate their house and yard for American holidays...LOL May I ask where you buy your Kawaii supplies from? Take care :)
Comment: Your cousin must have really cared for you.
Response: Thank you for that observation. I believe he did. He had never married and we were very close. Before he lost his ability to speak he indicated that he was actually the happiest here with us/me than he had ever been in his life, Thank you for the rating. :)
Comment: I'm so glad that this experience brings wonderful memories for you and your family!
Response: Thank you
Comment: Loved reading your story, thanks for sharing. Happy Halloween
Response: thank you.
LizzyJo rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Oct 4, 2023
Comment: I love your postcard! I didn't even know postcards like that existed. I didn't know World Postcard Day was a thing before I saw this swap either. Thanks for providing me with a Happy Mail Day.
Comment: Wow, LOVE your story. I got chills reading it...so spooky but what a comforting thought knowing he is with you still. Thanks for joining the swap, it was fun!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed and appreciated the story of my experience. Great swap!
Vickyen rated for SWAPS Halloween Greeting card on Oct 3, 2023
Comment: Hi Judy! I love Halloween as well and like you, not the darkish stuff! It is way more relaxed than Christmas and just fun! Thank you for the fun card and stickers! All the best! Hugs, Happy Halloween, and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it....hugs back and warmest regards. :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the best World Day pc I could receive and for your message. We are having lovely fall weather after so much rain.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I got them from Etsy in anticipation of the special day. I saved one for my own collection. I hope you are still enjoying your Fall season. We've been getting so much rain and wind that most of the beautiful leaves are now on the ground. I think I will leave mine for awhile since I don't have any nearby neighbors to complain :) take care :)
shinyserra rated for Kawaii Letter To 2 Partners #12 on Oct 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You are very welcome.
MarHelene rated for LSRUS: Send Me a Postcard Sept-USA on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: 2nd summer is going to come around in Cali soon, as usual.
Response: Sorry for the late response. We are now into our late Fall and the temps are dropping into the 20's the next several days.

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LadyJo on Nov 7, 2023:

Thank you for the October WW of Winter postcards! These will be great to use after Christmas to brighten Elderly people winter days! Love the card too!

BusyB on Oct 14, 2023:

Thank you Judy for the nice surprise in my mailbox yesterday, a unique postcard for World Postcard Day! I love it! That was so sweet of you to think of me.

manders2280 on Oct 11, 2023:

Thank you for your kidness in sending me a World Postcard Day Postcard. I'm adding your postcard to my tiny pile of unique 2023 World Postcard Day postcards.

kiddomerriweather on Sep 14, 2023:

Thank you for the September WW! I love the Halloween card and the Halloween stickers. I hope you get your remodel done soon. Remodels are the worst! To answer your question on the comment you left on my profile last month (sorry, I'm so forgetful): I've been making a little bit of everything for Halloween. Without going into specifics (b/c most of the stuff is for swaps that haven't been received yet), I've made plushies, embroidery, and jewelry. I can tell you that I made a life-sized cauldron out of fleece fabric. I don't know how to use a sewing machine, so it is completely hand sewn. It only took me three days to sew it. It looks awesome and is sitting on our hearth. Oh yeah and I made some Halloween themed felt cakes and found little cake stands at the Dollar General to put them on. Those are super fun to make. I've been busy!

BusyB on Aug 19, 2023:

Thank you so much for the vintage stationary papers! Love these for my journals but I will keep one for writing and one for my journal making. Received yesterday. August WW :) P.S. Do you like color lace?

tcornell on Aug 17, 2023:

Thank you for the Kawaii letter sets that you sent me for Aug WW, love them!!!

LadyJo on Aug 12, 2023:

Thank you for granting me wishes for WW August! I enjoyed reading your letter about your family! It is interesting how far and wide family does live. Also, thanks for the Fall washi tape!

Karen07 on Aug 10, 2023:

WOW!!! Super Happy Mail from you! Made my day! Love the Japanese stuff and the playing cards and blue jay feather are very much appreicaiated as well! Thank you!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 31, 2023:

Thank you for the belated birthday wishes you sent me for my July WW! I love the Sanrio letter set and the stickers you sent. I especially love the Darrel the Barrel sticker! Don't mess with Texas! Thank you so much for thinking of me!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jun 15, 2023:

Thank you so much for the May WTA swap-in-the USA

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