Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 2:12 pm


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: December 1, 2021
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
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About Me


I am Julia - a twin mom, accountant, quilter, crafter, blogger, traveler, reader, cookbook collector, and nap-sneaker.

I have a blog called Mini Van Dreams. The link is above it you want to check it out!

I am a jeans and t-shirt, Jack and Cherry Coke kind of girl. I have been described as impetuous, sassy and a trooper. I try to laugh my way through life!

Favorite Books

  • Into the Wilderness (series) by Sara Dontai

  • The Belial series by R.D. Brady

  • The Bellingwood series by Diane Greenwood Muir

  • The Low Country series by Susan M. Boyer

  • The Lucky series by Deborah Coonts

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Check out my Goodreads profile above!

Favorite Movies

I have so many, but my top 5 are:

  • Lost in Translation

  • Back to the Future (1st and 3rd)

  • Captain Marvel

  • Grease

  • Catch and Release

Favorite Television

  • Phineas and Ferb

  • Spongebob

  • My Lottery Dream Home

  • Unwrapped

  • Virgin River

  • Fear thy Neighbor

  • Cheap Old Houses

  • Heartland

  • Fixer to Fabulous

  • Hometown

  • Carnival Eats

Favorite Crafts

  • Quilting

  • Zentangling

  • ATCs

  • Miniatures (dollhouses, scenes, etc.)

Swap Notes

I mail my items at work. I mark them as soon as I put them in the mail drop. The mail is picked up once a day, so depending on what time I drop them, they might not go out until the next day. If you do not receive your items in a timely manner, PLEASE CONTACT ME and I will resend them!

Swap Likes/Dislikes


  • Penguins, Frogs, Lighthouses

  • Local postcards from your area

  • Rubber stamped sentiments/quotes/pictures (on card stock, please)

  • Brochures or menus from local places

  • Anything car or racing related (advertisements, postcards, etc)

  • Stationery, especially San-X and Sanrio (Rilakkuma Panda is my favorite!)

  • ATCs

  • Recipes and recipe cards

  • Harry Potter anything

  • Marvel or D.C. Comics (My favorites are Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and Batman)

DISLIKES: - Tea, racist/hate related items

ATC THEMES: I am not too picky - I love them all! All I ask is that you don't sticker slap... I hate that!

POSTCARDS: Don't know what to write on your PC to me? Share a random fact you know or tell me something interesting about where you live! You can even share a secret! I will never tell - pinky swear!

Swap Ideas ABCs

A โ€“ apples, Amish, America, Americana, August, aquamarine, antiques, ATCs, ATC supplies

B โ€“ beach, band, books, Batman, boats, blue

C โ€“ cars, covered bridges, cats, camping, Captain Marvel, country roads

D โ€“ dogs, daisies, daffodils, donuts, doodles, dirt racing

E โ€“ Egypt, Easter, elephants

F โ€“ frogs, fields, farms, fabric, 50's housewives

G โ€“ giraffes, goats, gardens, Georgia, gulf

H โ€“ huskies, Halloween, hearts, herons, home

I โ€“ inappropriate, ice cream, igloos, iguana, icicles, Iron Man

J โ€“ Jack Daniels, Japan, jokes, jelly beans

K โ€“ Kangaroo, koala, keys, Kawaii

L โ€“ lighthouses, lambs, letters, leaves, LEGO bricks

M โ€“ mountains, monkeys, mermaids, music, March, marching band

N โ€“ night, numbers, notes, Northern Lights, Nick Fury

O โ€“ owls, orange, Oreos, ocean

P โ€“ penguins, pink, panda, peaches, pine cones, pond, peacock

Q โ€“ quilts, quotes

R โ€“ retro, Route 66, random facts, road trips, rain

S โ€“ sarcastic, sailboat, sapphire, steampunk, surprises, states, stickers

T โ€“ turtles, tourist postcards, traveling

U โ€“ umbrellas, unicorns

V โ€“ vacations, Valentineโ€™s Day, violin, Victorian

W โ€“ winding roads, windmills

X โ€“

Y โ€“ yarn, yucca

Z โ€“ zebras, zoo, zentangles


Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I ate lots of food and took lots of naps. Take care and keep on swapping. <3 and V!
Bananers rated for Fall Themed ATC Swap - USA on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Super cute. Thank you.
Comment: Super cute. Thank you.
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you!
SkaGirl rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #95 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: I also said I would want to wake up and be wide awake when I needed. I am not a morning person lol. Thank you!
tatntole rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #11 INTL on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: We went to my stepson's house for a fine feast and good company. I hope your trip was equally enjoyable.
Kbrewste09 rated for Quick PC TRIVIA Swap #2 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Hi Julia! This postcard is amazing! I love all the trivia facts you sent! Iโ€™m so excited that you sent dancing people! Also I have those same moth stickers and I used almost all of them in the first week. Theyโ€™re my absolute favorite!
Karen07 rated for WILDLIFE SWAP on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Great card Julia! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you. November makes me think of Thanksgiving and family too.
Comment: We ate the mac-n-cheese with tuna growing up too. What a fun card. As I shared on the other rating, my mail is finally getting delivered.
Comment: I adore the fall card you created; my favorite time of year. Thankfully my mail is finally being delivered and I received both your cards on the same day.
VaGrammy66 rated for WILDLIFE SWAP on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: I love Pandas! Thank you!
Comment: First off, That is so cute, your children picked out the recipes! Tell them for me, they choose really well. All 4 recipes sound so delicious! The Corn casserole, I have this recipe. But not with same ingredients. But thank you very much the 4 of them and also the 2 extra blank recipe cards. Love them & will give them a try! Happy Holidays to you & your family!
lrm1980 rated for AATC: ATC with 3 elements on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the super cute Adventure ATC!
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #94 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: I love the pc! Thanks! I haven't seen "End Game". Thanks so much for joining my swap!
renmagpie rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #323374 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the *awesome* ATC! I absolutely love this collage and the mask is perfect. :D I'll DM you about must-sees for Salem, but thank you, again, for a great piece to add to my collection. xoxo
Comment: Love the postcard and your note!
AmyMarie rated for WIYM: FALL/AUTUMN NAKED PC SWAP on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Hi neighhbor! :) Thanks for the great autumn postcard! I appreciate the story of where you got the postcard. The leaves have been beautiful around here for quite a while. Take care!
tuliptrees rated for WILDLIFE SWAP on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun card! Will definitely send you a letter soon!
Shiraz rated for ATC Swap: #2 Starts with the Letter B on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Sorry Iโ€™m so late.Thanks for the ATC - I like the technique you used.

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supersquirrel on Nov 6, 2021:

Received our Jam homer (Susan-Chelsea-Julia). It is very cool - love it ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ

wolviechick121 on Sep 6, 2021:

Welcome to Mermaid Lovers Unite!

Rainydancer on Aug 12, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

hibiscus on Jul 13, 2021:

I want to thank you again for that amazing Route 66 Jimmy Buffett card! The way you put all those elements together was amazingly creative.. and very much appreciated!

beachchicken on Nov 13, 2020:

Thanks for finishing and sending home the bacon jam, I love the way it turned out! Great retro feel.

vanneparis on Nov 3, 2020:

Hi Julia! Thank you so much for the completed Hair-do JAM. I really love how it turned out. Thanks for all that you do in the group. Take Care -Vanne

beachchicken on Oct 5, 2020:

Thanks for finishing the Minion jam! It looks great! Have a great day!

beachchicken on Jul 12, 2020:

Thank you for the completed Today I Choose Joy JAM, it turned out great!

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