Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 6:51 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: May 9, 2021
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States

About Me

I live in the state of West Virginia which is a whole different state than Virginia! For some reason many people don't realize this and it makes me shake my head! I spent most of my life in Michigan (44 years!) so I often travel through Ohio to visit family and friends back home. I am married with two young adult children - and love three fun rescue dogs, Molly, Toby and Zoey - Yes, I’m a big West Wing fan and they were named after characters from the show. Toby is my daughters dog but really, they are a handful but we love them!

Things I like to get in swaps - unwritten postcards, US mint postage stamps, bookmarks, washi tape, post it type notes, blank note cards, wax melts, coffee K-cups, socks (fun pattern), plastic credit card type cards with nothing on them (hotel key cards, Starbuck gift cards, any gift cards), playing card with any fun pattern on the back, fun shaped metal paper clips/bookmarks, crochet hooks (always use a J/6), dog treats and small adult jigsaw puzzles, magnets, homemade fun envelopes.

I am getting into art/junk/smash books and journaling. I don’t care for all the vintage paper and stickers that are out there. I like more modern, contemporary, fun stuff. So any papers, stickers, magazine pages/pictures of interesting things, especially my likes, would be great as an extra in a swap.


I joined here to swap postcards! I like both written and unwritten.

I like both touristy and non touristy cards. ESPECIALLY would love postcards with these themes -

Yarn, crochet (good luck!)

Coffee, fun coffee houses

Jigsaw puzzles

Postage stamps

Michigan colleges & universities

Baseball stadiums, anything baseball

Carmel California

Art - all kinds

Roadside attractions

Actors, musicians, bands

History U.S





barns, country life

Norman Rockwell type

Scotland, kilts







PLEASE Do NOT send small, vintage or old type postcards. I don't care for them. I just pass them on or throw them away. Not my thing.

Don't know what to write? I love quotes, book recommendations, what was the last movie you saw? How would you spend an ideal day? What one person (dead of alive) would you like to have lunch with? Podcast recommendation?

I have also really started collecting playing cards with fun themes. I have been starting to swap them and it is crazy fun. Have any extras? Send them on to me, I'd love them.

I’ve start to do art/junk/smash journals and love all kinds of ephemera for this. More modern the better. There is so much ‘old’ looking stuff out there. But anything related to cameras, typewriters, mail, dogs, coffee, cooking, travel, clocks would be awesome.

I collect US postcards, salt and pepper shakers, Starbuck gift cards and state coffee mugs, antique coffee grinders, bookmarks and magnets.

I LOVE to READ - historical fiction, some biographies, non gory thrillers, suspense, classic literature. I have read some very good YA books recently too. Even though Lord of the Flies is my favorite book from my younger years - The Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew before that - I’m not huge into dystopia. I’m in two books clubs currently and enjoy most of the picks even though some are way out of my usual wheelhouse. I’ve read a lot of Harlan Cobden, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Marie Bennett, Lorna Landvik, Jeannette Walls, Lisa Jewel and Lucy Foley (two each of those). John Hart, William Kent Kruger and Phillips Gregory. I’ve read a lot about Hamilton (LOVED< LOVED) the musical and Molokai by Alan Bennett is one of my all time fav books.

Not fond of

Cats, Sci fi (except Star Wars), fairies, vampires, goth, fantasy, super heroes, kawaii, violence, unicorns, anima, tattoos, religious themes, tractors, cars, body building, vintage small type.

Favorite Crafts

I have done many crafts in my day -scrapbooking, crochet, beading, card stamping, rag wreaths and others. I have so many supplies that I could open my own store. Doing a lot with paper lately, cards, junk journal, recipe scrapbook and glue journals.

I do like fun stickers - no kiddie cute please unless it's Peanuts! U.S. mint postage stamps - love stamps of all kinds, gift tags, bookmarks, 'list' type paper, dog treats, coffee, magnets, candle melts (Scentsy and all other kinds), handmade soaps, note cards, coffee mugs and did I mention postcards? Ha

Contact me

I look forward to swapping and please feel free to contact me with any questions or issues. Communication is an easy way to resolve confusion or let someone know concerns and give positive feedback. I welcome contact with you all.


Comment: Thanks for the swap. I'm not a big fan. I root for the Red Sox because they are the home team and everyone around me is on that band wagon. That was a great movie though.
Brokenwings87 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, I love the postcards and washi tape! The notecard was a surprise and for some reason took my brain a bit to understand.
MarHelene rated for Vintage tourist card #02 on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #10 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: We have been thinking about a trip to NM as well. My daughter works for Bass Pro Shop travel and they have a resort there that looks fun
JDiFani rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #9 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Such fun cards!!! The best part was that I don't have any of them! I really loved the '52 Chevrolet and the Rochdale & Manor cards!!! Thank you so much!!
Comment: thank you
joyfulsmile rated for Favorite Quotes PC Swap on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your card. Such a good reminder to at least try and take all the shots right? Easier said than done. Lol Hopenyou are keeping well.
1happyday rated for Easter card swap!♥ on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, but thank you for the card!!
Rosie2766 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #8 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: OMG!!! Thank you so much!!!! I absolutely love all the cards you sent me!!! Thank you!!! Where did you find all the different decks?? I found some WV ones at a truck stop in Fairmont. I keep looking everywhere I go!!! Thank you again!!!!!
USAFwife rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #7 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: I love the cards! They're great. Thanks so much :) Hope your foot heals well. Those walking boots get annoying quick, right?
Comment: Thank you for the PC
Comment: Thank you for all the great playing cards. I appreciate the variety of cards. I also seem to partner with lots of the same people in the playing card swaps. Take care!
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #6 on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the fun playing cards!
Comment: Such great maps - thank you so much! What an odd and very fun b/w photo pc of the monkey in the convertible in NYC! Thanks also for an extra pc of beautiful Hawaii and the delightful 52 chevy playing card and ocean stickers! You brightened a very gloomy day!
kayebubbly rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: thank you for the swap
Lovelykarina rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Would love to go to India to see this book market!!
Comment: Thank you!

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hibiscus on Jan 23, 2021:

those playing cards were so great! thanks for being such a good swap partner!!!

samjowers on Jul 27, 2020:

what is I spy type fabric?

teddygirl on Jul 8, 2020:

Hi from Australia ❤ I've just come across you and we share the same birthday 😁😁😁

eileensariot on May 20, 2020:

I just rated you, but wanted to add. Thank you for the cool women's suffrage stamp. I noticed it, and I really liked it!

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 3, 2020:

Thank you for the Seneca Rocks Post card for the "unassigned" p/c roulette. I actually visited Sececa rocks and caverns back in 1991. Was so beautiful then and I am sure, still is. You brought back some great memories with your card :-) .

Prismcat on Jan 7, 2016:

erinhayden on Sep 12, 2015:

Thanks for the RAK postcard! It was a nice surprise! :)

nightshades on May 2, 2015:

Thank you so much for angel-ing Julie! I loved the Rockwell card! :)

Snuggles555 on Jan 21, 2015:

Welcome to Cold Hands, Warm Hearts! :-)

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