Profile Edited 12/5/2020
We live on one of the remaining dairy farms in Northern Virginia. Between us we have 7 kids & 12 grandchildren. On our farm we have cows, chickens, ducks, geese, bunnies, turkeys and cats! I love being a Gramma and it's the most important thing to me!
I love to read & dance! I’ve belly danced and gotten back into line dancing. Dancing & gardening are my hobbies. I love to play board games my favorites are Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, & any board games I can play with my grand-kids. I also love to read! Right now I'm reading mostly non-fiction.
I love nature & consider that my religion. I love being in the garden and getting my hands dirty. I love all my animals on the farm. They all have wonderful personalities. I have flower gardens & vegetable gardens. I tried raised beds & hale bale gardening this year.
I am very Patriotic and love my country & those protecting it! I grew up a Navy brat. So please do not ever send me anything that puts down the USA. I would never do that to you.
I mostly join postcard, Christmas card, deco & atc swaps. I try to be the best swapper I can be. But I have had some bumps along the way.
If you see any of my Decos floating around even if it's not full I would love to see it. I have never gotten one back yet.
WISHLIST FOR ATC & DECO SWAPS:
Pinterest & Decorate My Profile Swaps- I love decorating my profile with pictures! Some of my favorite themes are Flowers, Penguins, Big Bang Theory, Favorite Movies.
Christmas Card Swaps- I like any kind of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc. I like to learn about all religions, beliefs, etc.
COLLECTIONS- I have collections of Wizard of Oz, Penguins, Viewmasters, Lighthouses, Roadside Amusement Parks (Storybook Land, etc.) anything from these, Postage Stamps, Anything Vintage Fisher Price Little People.
POSTCARDS! I love them! I like them sent naked with lots of stamps.
My favorites are:
ART POSTCARDS- I will like anything I receive. My favorite artists are:
I am trying to finish my Vintage State Map group. These are the smaller postcards 3x5. I'll take them naked & stamped or sent in an envelope. The states I still need are but will take any:
*Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
I also love bumper stickers, travel stickers, to put on my truck.
I have collected stamps since I was a kid. I like any & all kinds. I'm especially looking for:
I have lots and lots of USA stamps to trade or RAK. Just ask and I will send some.
STICKERS- I like most stickers. Here are some that I would love!
Please no teacher reward stickers, flake stickers. Even if the swap says no doubles I will take doubles if it's something I like.
I love rubber stamps that have quotes on them.
FAVORITE COLORS- I love purple, black, lilac, dark red.
CHRISTMAS- December is my favorite time of the year. I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday. My favorite themes at Christmas are-
THRIFT STORE SWAPS- I love shopping at thrift stores & flea markets. Here are some of the things I like to get at thrift shops. * Postcards * Snowbabies * Gardening Items * Any souvenir items from roadside attractions (Storybook Land, Enchanted Forest, etc.) * Music Boxes * Postage Stamps * Older My Little Pony (for my daughter) * Vintage Navy Items * Anything NASA * Anything Olympics * Anything Snoopy (Toys, Books, etc.) * Penguin Toys * Lord of the Rings Toys * Vintage Christmas Houses (the ones you put under the tree, like a village) * Reindeer * Bunny Rabbit Stuff (toys, bowls, water bottles) * Scrabble Letters * Pop-Up Books * Vintage Fisher Price Little People * Maps, National Geographic Maps
GENEALOGY I've been working on my family tree for about 10 years now. I am always looking for information. Here is a list of surnames & places I'm looking for:
Detroit, Michigan- Names- Avey, Morris
Norwich, Woodbridge- Ontario Canada- Names- Avey, Livett, Pentecost, Haystead
Syracuse NY, Norwood NY- Names- Rexford, Doyle
Interested in Ontario Historical Society Booklets, Genealogical Society Newsletters, Yearbooks,
DVD This a list for me so I can remember what I'm in search of. But if you see one that would be great too.
GARDEN SWAPS- Love any kind of seeds, plant tags, the white & purple gloves from the dollar store. Seeds I always need- arugula, marigold, radish
Some of my favorite movies are:
FAVORITE ACTORS- Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman, Jason Mamoa!
FAVORITE TV -
Books- I like to read non-fiction. Some of my favorite subjects are:
I love all kinds of music. I listen to Rock, Country, Celtic, 80's, Hair Bands, Indie, Pop, Dance. Some of my favorite groups & singers are: Gary Allan,the Script, One Republic, Michael Franti, Nickelback. Josh Groban, Bee Gees, Celtic Women, Loreena McKennitt, Florence & the Machine, Pat Benatar, Metallica, Florida Georgia Line.
DISLIKES- I'm not really a picky person but there are some things I really can't use. I always pass on things if I need to.
Hosting Swaps- I take hosting very seriously. I go through all profiles of swappers who sign up for my swaps. Please do not take it personally if I ban you from a swap. I'm just being careful & want to make my swaps a fun & safe swap for everyone.
Ratings- If you ever receive something from me with postage due. Please let me know & I will send you the postage.
For the 1 I have, I have sent two postcards to replace the one she didn't get. She hasn't been on here since 11/2011. I have been an angel for swaps to try & makeup for this one.
Please let me know if you have not received your swap from me before rating a 1 or 3. I will gladly make another one.
I am an easy going person, just let me know if you need more time for a swap and I'll work with you.
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