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MsBellaDonna

MsBellaDonna
Date Joined: July 1, 2017
Last Online: July 17, 2024
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, The Breakfast Club 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. I like finding a series as it eliminates the “what do you want to watch” dilemma (at least until it’s finished). I’ve enjoyed Yellowstone, The Bear, Lawmen Bass Reeves, Beef, Joe Pickett, Breaking Bad, Carnivale, Ozark, Dr Death, The Haunting of Hill House, Dopesick, Billy the Kid… I’m always open to recommendations.

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, CAROUSELS, 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, NEON, 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.

Wishlist

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 :)

Ratings

noone7212 rated for July 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Jul 16, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I love the necklace setting!
Karen07 rated for Literary PC #3 on Jul 15, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great card! I'm envious of you having a little guy to read to. I love sharing books with children! Thanks for joining the swap!
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Comment: Thank you, lovely PC!
RedheadLady rated for July 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Jul 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the activities postcard.
Stampalia rated for CPG: List Lovers Swap #18 - US on Jul 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your list and the pretty art postcard. I love all flowers. Some of my favorites from your list are roses, lilacs and tulips.
simcoe54 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Buffet Items on Jul 14, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for this lovely postcard and for sharing your favorite buffet items.
octobereve930 rated for TOPIC THEME SUBJECT (TTS) #44 on Jul 14, 2024
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Comment: Italian is a pretty language Thank you 7/14
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Comment: Thanks Donna for the very cute Tuxedo cat PC! I love it! I've had cats like them myself. My last Tuxedo cat a male, that I had was so long ago, around 2005 when he passed. But I haven't been able to find another one since. His name was Smudge. As he had black smudge mark on his white nose. I am team cat and dog. I love both so much! I have a Calico female cat and a male Chihuahua. 😀
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #221 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and joining the swap! I got the Harry Potter books every year as they came out, so they were first-edition hardcovers! I wish I still had those!
SkaGirl rated for MOVIES AND TV SHOWS (MAT) # 40 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Clstew rated for Vintage tourist card #47 on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: Very cool PC -- thanks so much! Happy mails
churlann rated for Touristic Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Thanks.
Maria66 rated for Totally Touristy PC Swap on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Hello Donna, thanks for the nice postcard and lovely note, have a great summer, Mieke
Eulegirl rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - May 2024 on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome orange cardboard! This looks tasty (not the cardboard--but the flavored water pictured)
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Comment: Thank you!
mchesser12 rated for ANYCARD W/PROMPT #119 on Jul 10, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the "Golf Lesson" pc and sharing the list of male actors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I would also like to see it.
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Comment: Hello BellaDonna, yes that is terrific a double celebration between your father and your husband. Happy Independence Day!
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Comment: Hi Donna! I love Vegas! Fremont Street is a blast and I just love people watching, and seeing new to me stuff! I have never been when the pools are open (sadly) but maybe someday! I have twice with the hubby, one of the times included when our youngest turned 21, and once with my bestie - all fun in different ways! Thanks for bringing back such fun memories! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Mystyne rated for WIYM: RED NAKED POSTCARD #2 on Jul 8, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the flower postcard. Happy belated birthday to your husband.

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Comments

MuggleMom on Sep 19, 2023:

Happy Birthday Hermione Granger - 19 Sept

xx

MuggleMom

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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