Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 7:05 am


Date Joined: July 1, 2017
Last Online: September 23, 2023
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States

About Me

March 12, 2022: Big news here! I got married today! For those of you who are familiar swap partners you will notice I’ve changed my last name to that of my husband. Everything else is the same.

Hello everyone! I live in a beautiful New England town in a quirky old cottage that was built in 1830. It may or may not be haunted.

My avatar is my sweet German shepherd girl Zoey. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge in January 2017 at age 14. She was very special. I miss her every day and will love her always.

I have a cat who was adopted from a local animal shelter. Her name is Zelda Mae and she is a pretty grey/white tabby with green eyes and very soft fur. Due to a change in my Mom's living situation I have taken in her Siamese cat, a beautiful girl named Sassy Lin. When it comes to animals I am a big advocate for "adopt don't shop."

I pledge to send my swaps on time and rate promptly! If you haven't received something from me or if I've omitted or overlooked a swap requirement (accidents do happen) I am happy to re-send. Please reach out to me before leaving a negative rating so that I can make it right.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy today's country music. Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Parmalee, Kip Moore, Midland, Brothers Osborne and Neon Union are some favorites. I can also take it old school with Johnny Cash. Seriously, the Man in Black is awesome! Love The Wallflowers. And I can't forget The New York Dolls! (70's glam rock fun!) The song Estranged by Guns 'N Roses is an all time favorite.

Favorite Books

I will read anything that I find intriguing or interesting but I especially like mysteries with a supernatural element. Those vintage Gothic novels from the 1960's and 1970's are a true guilty pleasure! Growing up I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries and I so wanted to be her (boyfriend and cool car included)! I've recently become quite interested in Feng Shui so I've been looking for books on that subject. Biographies and autobiographies can also be of interest. Favorite time periods/settings include the 1970s, Scandinavia, New York City at the turn of the 20th century and the Great Depression.

Favorite Movies

I'm all over the road with this one... film noir like the Maltese Falcon and Macao are timeless. Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat is a definite favorite. If I come across Jaws or The Green Mile chances are I won't change the channel. I loved Never Let Me Go (and the book too). A comedy that can make you laugh out loud is always a winner. I saw We're The Millers in the movie theatre with my cousin and we still laugh about it. I also really like Streets of Fire, Dog Day Afternoon, Double Indemnity, Baby Driver, The Prestige and A League Of Their Own.

Favorite Television

Well... I do like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. I try to catch the local news at least once a day. I enjoy cooking shows like Chopped, Guy's Grocery Games and Beat Bobby Flay. Seinfeld is always good for a laugh. Remember the sitcom Wings? On a contemporary note I am really enjoying This Is Us. The true crime/homicide/forensic stuff fascinates me. (I still want to be Nancy Drew!) My Mom likes Say Yes To The Dress and when I'm visiting with her we will often watch that together.

Favorite Crafts

I like putting together picture album scrapbooks although finding the time to dedicate to do this is a challenge.

Other Favorite Things

German shepherd dogs, Game of Thrones, the color pink, anything with glitter and sparkle, polar bears, the moon, roses and sunflowers, cardinal birds, vintage Pyrex, black cats (my daughter has a one-eyed black cat named Alastor), things with leopard spots, ocean beaches, a good cup of coffee...

ABC's of me (work in progress)

ANTIQUES, AMALFI coast, ART Deco, AXE-throwing, researching my ANCESTRY, ALICE In Wonderland, BLACK cats, homemade BREAD and BISCUITS, BILLIARDS, BRIDGES (Brooklyn Bridge!), America's BICENTENNIAL, the BEACH (especially the ocean), BI-planes, CARDINALS, CASTLES, COFFEE, 1967 Mercury COUGAR XR7, CHRYSLER Building, CRYPTOZOOLOGY, CHESS, art DECO, DARK Shadows, open all night DINERS, ESCAPE rooms, EIFFEL tower, EMILY the Strange, FAIRS (country/agricultural), FLARE jeans, FLEUR de lis, FOXES, FIREWORKS, FLEA markets, FILM noir, FERRIS wheels, FLIP FLOPS, FUNKO pops!, FENG shui, FOOD truck FESTIVALS, FORTUNE cookies, GERMAN shepherd dogs, GLITTER, GENEALOGY, GAME of Thrones (House Stark!), GELATTO, HONEY and HONEYBEES, HAUNTED HOUSES, HUMMINGBIRDS, going on a HIKE, ITALIAN ICE, IVY (not poison!), KOMBUCHA, KOI fish, KENO, the scent of LAVENDER, LEOPARD spots, LIGHTHOUSES, LET'S Make A Deal (Monty Hall!), LITTLE Free LIBRARIES, MAGIC and MAGICIANS, the MOON, MATRYOSHKA dolls, MANEKI Neko (Lucky Cat), MYSTERIES and MYSTERIOUS things, MOJITOS, MINI-golf, NEW York City, OLD school, OLIVES, ORIGINAL, ONE-OF-a-kind, POLAR bears, the color PINK, PICNICS, PLATFORM heels, PLAGUE doctors, the PLANETS, marshmallow PEEPS, PIN-UP girls (of yesteryear), POISON dart frogs, PIZZA, PRESSED PENNIES, The PARTRIDGE Family (David Cassidy, sigh!) vintage PYREX, PIRATES, PUSHEEN the cat, PUZZLES, REISLING wine, ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS, SAILOR Jerry tattoos, STARS, SUGAR SKULLS, SUSHI, SKELETON keys, SPARKLY things, SUMMERTIME and SUNSHINE, barn SWALLOW birds, finding SEA glass, STEAMPUNK, TAROT cards, THRESHER sharks (I love the tail), TIE-dye, UNIQUE and UNUSUAL things, VIKINGS, WATERFALLS, WORDS WITH Friends, ZENTANGLE, ZESTA saltine crackers

I love secrets! Share one with me and I promise not to tell.

When swapping postcards I do prefer to receive mine written on and stamped (naked). I like keeping in line with the original intent of how the card should be sent and any bumps and bruises it may acquire along the way are all a part of its journey.


I've recently become intrigued by the idea of putting together a Franken Deck of Cards. (So far I only have one card and a long way to go!) I will gladly accept any playing cards anyone wants to send me. I am happy to reciprocate by sending you something in return :)


SkaGirl rated for Here's where I went this summer #3 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love the Canadian side of Niagara!!! Happy to hear you had a good time! :)
Dustzappa rated for Any PC Hello #6 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: I received your card today, thank you so much.
tea1227 rated for I’m Not From Here #8 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: hey nutmeg shall we meet in Sicily? love that card thank you!
Comment: I couldn't agree more. I actually loathe cinnamon so pumpkin spice season is not my favorite lol
MarHelene rated for Round #2: Strange/ Ugly PC on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: I agree, weird!
Macw1975 rated for Random Postcard Swap #1 (US Only) on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for putting so much thought into the PC you sent. It's really pretty. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the HP Postcard. I love the Fall Season too! -Gracias
denisedecker58 rated for Quick pc swap on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Very good list, thank you! I used to work at a church and there was one funeral that stands out for me. Our church used to have pre-programmed songs that played at certain times of the day. There was a funeral on July 3rd and as they were carrying the casket out of the church, the tower bells rang and the tune of "Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" started to play! Talk about poor timing!
Comment: Donna thanks. I have never thought of wizard of oz like that
Comment: Thank you for the chunk! Love the stickers you used on it! :)
inventacharm rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #46 US Only on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: What a sweet pc, hugs to Jasper and Emma! <3
NRGordon rated for THEME TOPIC SUBJECT (TTS) #1 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap, and the lovely PC. I have seen Block Island only from a boat. We went into the harbor to refuel. Sorry to hear of the hotel burning. I am a fan of architecture and that was a beautiful example.
corporategoth rated for September Birthday Cards 🎂 on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card! Your birthday trip sounded fun! We went coffee shop hopping for my birthday :-)
heathka81 rated for September Birthday Cards 🎂 on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and note. Sounds like your birthday trip was awesome! Mine was quiet, and spent it with my son. Always a good day in my book! Happy swapping
pumpkinvine rated for Halloween Card Swap 2 on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute card!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Art Deco necklace card! I had a listen as I had not heard of Marianne Faithfull, as I was never a fan of the Rolling Stones. I can't say I loved it but it was something I had not heard before and I appreciate that,
inventacharm rated for Quick and easy PC theme swap on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: funny pc, thank you!
esalas73 rated for PC Swap #4 - The Color Red on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Absolutely loved the PC, everything about it, Thank you
mle rated for Postcard Swap (Trivia) #2 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the trivia. I didn't know that about Venus.
mle rated for Hello postcard swap on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful card.

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MuggleMom on Sep 19, 2023:

Happy Birthday Hermione Granger - 19 Sept



QuillCottage on Jul 18, 2023:

Hi there! I sent a message to you that may have gotten lost in the mix, as you haven't read it yet! At your earliest convenience, could you please? I'm just checking to make sure my postcard arrived to you for the Bad Joke #11 swap! Thank you!

Mimi7 on Feb 8, 2023:

Hi Donna Did you receive the Cat Kitty Card 3 partners swap I sent on Jan. 24? thanks for replying

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2022:

thanks for your work in the cat journal love it :)

Mimi7 on Nov 6, 2022:

Just a friendly reminder, there are messages on the journal des chats page All journals are to be returned to their owners before Thanksgiving

Mimi7 on Oct 15, 2022:

Hi Donna I see you received my journal des chats on Oct 6th from kittyhahahotbot I would like for my journal to be mailed back before the Holiday rush if you are doing well and it isn;t too much trouble Thanks for working in these journals take care Donna

AZmom875 on Oct 7, 2022:

Thank you for working on my cat journal it was purr-fect!

simcoe54 on Sep 2, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

mchesser12 on Aug 17, 2021:

Thanks for sending my postcard back to me - National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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