Swap-bot Time: July 3, 2022 8:44 pm


Date Joined: May 16, 2017
Last Online: July 3, 2022
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States

About Me

I always send swaps and rate as well! If you don't receive a rating, I didn't receive the swap as of yet or it was lost in the mail. I will contact the swap partner if I don't receive something in a months time, before I rate a bad rating. Life happens and this is to be a fun experience, not a stressful hobby.

f you don't receive a swap let me know before giving me a bad rating. I don't flake, so message me first!

I am a wife and mother to 3 children. I love living in a rural area. I enjoy reading, pen paling, collecting postcards, watching movies, cooking, and life in general.

I enjoy reading cozy mysteries, other mysteries, Christian fiction, cookbooks, self care books, flower/garden, travel and biographies.

I like to travel to see other small towns, lighthouses, covered bridges, the scenic area there. I also have enjoyed camping or staying at a cabin to explore the mountains.

I like collecting postcards from other places that show the person's town, historical place, flowers native to that area, scenic postcards, and local foods, lighthouses, snow capped mountains, covered bridges, famous buildings, and countryside, I like Lantern Press and Zazzle post cards as well!

Favorite colors that I like: Bright Pink or Fushia, Lime Green, Sunshine Yellow, Purple, Navy, and Red,

Favorite room colors, I like cream, light brown, so I can accent it with a brighter color. Accent colors purple, reds, greens, blues, and yellows.

Favorite Crafts

I liked to do Mail art, mainly with washi tape, stickers, stamps, cut outs. I am exploring at getting more creative here.

I do a little with card making, sometimes handmade postcard as well.

I guess you would say, I am into paper crafting. I enjoy others handmade items, such as sewn, crochet, knitting, and cross stitch.

My favorite past time is really getting postcards ready for my Elderly project. I take on about 6 or 7 people at a time who have a medical condition or up in years to send the ABC's in postcards. I started this in 2020 with a widow who were friends with my parents. She was lockdown in her retirement home. I would talk to her by phone but decided sending the next 26 weeks the ABC's in postcards. I loved doing it so much I decided to do up to 7 people at a time. I pick them out of my stash than fancy them up with washi or stickers. I have them all in a baggie with the address to mail out every Monday. So anytime you have extra postcards or postcard stamps I will use them toward this project. I actually have a friend who liked the idea so much, she is also going to do this. You can send only so many cards saying Thinking of you! I here the receiver tries to guess what the next post card will be for the letter.

A B C 's of things I like!

A- Apple themed, Animals, Art, Address labels

B- Books, Bookmarks, Book related theme, Biographies, Bible verses, Beach, Burt's Bees, Bee themed, Butterfly themed, Blankets, Barns, Birds, Beatrix Potter anything

C- Countries cultures, Covered Bridges, Chocolate candy, Coffee themed, Christmas, Christian themed items, Cookbooks, Chicken themed, Cow themed, Cozy, Candles, Classical, Country, and Christian music, Camping and Cabin themed, country themed

D- Die cuts, Dish cloths, Dark chocolate, Devotionals, double sided tape, Daphne's Diary

E- Europe anything, England themed, Ephemera, Easter, Essential oil candles and soaps

F- Farm themed, Farm Animals, Flowers, Fall themed, Fruit themed

G- Gift cards to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Cracker Barrel, Panara Bread, Chick-Fil-A, Barnes and Nobles.

H- Handmade items or Handmade envelopes, Hot Air Balloon Themed, Hiking, Hot Chocolate, Herbs, Holiday Tea Towels, Highland Cow

I- Ice cream, Inspiration, Ink stamps

J- Journals, Joyful, Jersey Cows

K- Kitchen tea towels(Seasonal ones, red, white, or beige), Koalas, Keurig cups of hot chocolate, hot tea, cider, coffee

L- Lighthouse themed, Lemonade, Lemon themed, Lantern Press Postcards, Lang Stationary products

M- Magazines, Mail, Markers, Music, Movies, Milk Chocolate, Mountains, Maps

N- Notecards, Nautical, Nuts, Naked Bee skin products, Nature

O- Ocean, Organic soaps, Owls

P- Postcards, Pillows, Pens, Plants, Peppermint anything, Pandas, Panda Brand Black Licorice, Punch Studio products, Pretty Paper Napkins, Peter Rabbit(Beatrix Potter)

Q- Quilted handmade items, Quality socks, Quotes

R- Roosters, Reading, Red, Rainy Themed, Regional snacks

S- Stickers(no foam or teacher ones though) sheets or the bigger vinyl ones, Sunflowers, Stationary, Sweet Tea, Snail Mail themed, Souvenir magnet, Snowmen themed, Spring or Summer themed, Signs with quotes or few words, Seashore, Snacks, and Sweets Scents I like for candles, soaps, lotions, (cucumber and mint, grapefruit, orange blossom, cranberry, really any fruits, peppermint, to name a few)

T- Traveling, Travel themed items, Tea(Mint, Peach, White tea, Plain Black, Green tea with mint, but not Chia), Tea cups tea themed, Tote Bags, Tropical, Trader Joe's Surprise

U- United States Postage Stamps always needed, Umbrella themed

V- Verse cards, Valentine's Day, Vintage Postage Stamps

W- Washi tape rolls, Winter themed, Writing themed, Woodland Animals themed, Waterfalls, Wooden signs with words or quotes

X- Xtra flat goodies you want to share

Y- Your handmade items

Z- Zoo Animals themed


-Unused Postage Stamps

-Ultra Fine point Sharpie pens, any color

-Pentel Liquid Gel Pens, any color

-Blank postcards see my likes above or below

-Something with Highland Cows(post card, vinyl sticker, ect.)

-Double sided tape

-Stickers (no foam or teacher) sheets or the bigger vinyl ones I use in my journal

-Alphabet Stickers to use in my Elderly Project

-Magazine, Biography book, Travel Book

-Handmade Envelopes

-Something with the word Summer on it.

-Surprise from my above list of ABC's

-Any size Return Address labels(use the tiny ones on postcards)

-Your Handmade crochet, hand sewing creations.

-Pressed Pennies

-Flip Calendars that you can use year after year! I could use a different one or several. I like one at my desk, kitchen, ect.

-Trader Joe's Fabric bag or the washable ones they sell. These usually are different state to state.

Postcard Wishlist

Cow postcards(Really like Jersey Cows or Highland Cows)

Coastal (Beach, Lighthouses, Coast Lines, Tropics)


Flowers(like roses, star gazer lilies, lupines, sunflowers, tulips, as my favorites but like almost all Flowers)

Your town or city

Collecting State Capital Postcards!

Any tourist card

That would be my preferences right now but I am sure I will like it whatever you do send. Just keep it child friendly! You can write on the back and send it. I like real photos for the most part. I do like Christopher Arndt Postcards as well. I am a fan of current postcards and not really into vintage ones.


monsbrick rated for ABC's & 123's ~ June on Jul 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Jo, thank you for all the goodies! And also for the pen pal letter. Don’t mind at all that you included them in one package. The bookmark is heartwarming and I need to go see more lighthouses. Locally we have amazing lighthouses as we are near San Francisco which is famous for fog. In the night you can hear the fog horns still warning sailors and ships of the shoreline even though most people use gps and other high tech equipment. I love that lonely sound of the foghorn. Today it is foggy though inland it has been up over 100F this week here it’s about 63F.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Send a Summer post card on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful place for a summer vacation!
Comment: Thank you, love the waterfall
Comment: I’ve never had a Whoopie pjs I love watermelon and salt. I have an awesome baked potato salad recipe and pulled pork is awesome! Delish! Have a good day!
mchesser12 rated for ABC USA Postcard Swap! on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Alaska wildlife, Arizona, and Amish Country postcards.
susieq11 rated for PTG: Touristy Postcard on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for The Big Apple postcard!! No plans for the 4th, just glad for the long weekend! Have a good one! xoxo
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Sender's Choice on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun Lake Placid envie. I enjoyed reading about your vacay too.
countrylover57 rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #1 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: I love the card. I wish I could find such cool topical cards. Quilts, birds, and flowers outside is about me in a nutshell. Thank you for the encouraging verses. :) and the nice verse card.
Comment: What a cute card! Thank you for your answers and extra about your son! How exciting about the calf! I’ll get she’s adorable! We pretty much have the same weather as you. It’s been so nice but what’s with the lows in the 50’s!?! Omg! Enjoy your daughter’s party and July 4th!!! It was nice reading your letter! : ) Oh! And thank you for the stickers!
susieq11 rated for PTG: Bear Postcard on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Oh I love this Adirondacks bear postcard! Thank you! So pretty up there. I saw a bear in PA off to the side of the road on Route 80 earlier this month! He was heading back into the woods. I couldn’t believe it!! I like the stickers you decorated the back with! : )
rarjones rated for CF: ENCOURAGE One Another on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Such a pretty envie! Yes God is good all the time! :) TY for the verses of encouragement. Gods Word is alive and really does feed our souls each time we stop to chew on it:)
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Mail Art Happy July 4th! on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Love the bright patriotic envelope and love love the bookmark. Thank You! Have a wonderful 4th!
heliogal rated for CPG June '22 Senders Choice PC - US on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: I looove the bear postcard. Your trip sounds so wonderful!! Thank you!
Candace rated for CPG Just a Note #5 - US on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Glad you had a nice trip - cute notecard! And thank you for the stickers :)
Karen07 rated for SUMMER Postcard on Jun 18, 2022
Comment: Love the card! Thank you and have a great summer!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Send 3 Somethings on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you Jo for the lovely note and 3 somethings! Have a great time on your trip!
Comment: Hi Jo! Thank you for the lovely wrapped gifts...I can't wait to open them! :-)
jamicam rated for MAIL ART - SUMMER on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the summery mail art and goodies. Here's to a wonderful summer season!
myancey rated for ABC's & 123's ~ May on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Jo thank you so much. I love everything you sent! Thanks
Comment: Thank you! Way cool mail art! Love the patriotic theme! Also thank you for the verse card! God bless you

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feverfawn on Jul 1, 2022:

Thank you for the Touristy envie full of stuff from the Adirondacks for the June RAK! It sounds like you had a really fun time! I hope I can visit there too someday :)

BusyB on Jul 1, 2022:

Hi Jo! Thank you for the WW June wishes of happy mail stickers and for adding to my map postcard collection. I also enjoyed your letter and received penpal postcard. Will write soon. Happy 4th of July weekend!

grammypammy on Jul 1, 2022:

Fruit of the Spirit Swap ~ LOVE

Praying that you will feel loved by God and by others!

Hugs, Pam

tatntole on Jun 27, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK - Random Envie. I'm so pleased with the notecard, postcards, stickers, washi tape samples, and the pocket for my Junk Journal. I love it all, especially the pocket for my junk journal!

susieq11 on Jun 27, 2022:

Wow I got so much mail from you today! Thanks a lot for your note and the awesome stickers from Lake Placid and Lake Saranac for WW June! My FIL saw a moose and her baby in Colorado last month! I’m so jealous, ha ha! I saw a moose in Idaho once while I was driving - it stepped right into the road and it was huge!!! They’re so beautiful. Hope you have a great week and holiday weekend!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 26, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome June WW! I really appreciate the amazing stickers, keychain and craft kit you sent me. The birthday card made me tear up because it was so incredibly sweet and heartfelt. You really made my day. =D

AZmom875 on Jun 21, 2022:

June RAK #1 3 Postcards from ? Drawing June 15th. Thanks for the postcards from NY.

Mimosagirl on Jun 21, 2022:

Thank you for my HHM June wishes for the postcards. These are great I love them.

kiddomerriweather on Jun 19, 2022:

I'm so happy you like it! I had sooooo much fun putting it together for you. =D

Highlander18 on Jun 18, 2022:

Highlander18 on Jun 18, 2022: WW - wishes received! Thank you very much for the fantastic LP cards at a great price, wish I could find them like that. And also the Whiteface Region and new to me Map card for Adirondack SP love it all!!!

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