Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 4:05 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: March 23, 2017
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Twin mom. Wife. Accountant. Scrapbooker. Cardmaker. Nap sneaker.

My bio from my website:

Julia is a twin mom. Wife. Accountant. Scrapbooker. Card maker. And self-proclaimed nap sneaker.

She is the proud mommy of boy/girl twins. She is also a full-time accountant that works outside the home in Corporate America. She holds an Associate' and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and just recently earned her Master's degree in Accounting.

Julia prides herself on not being a β€œtypical” boring accountant.

A former amateur drag racer, she loves to scrapbook, make cards, cook and read. She also enjoys spending time with her family, redecorating her house and traveling with the twins to new – and old – places.

Julia blogs at Mini Van Dreams about life with twins, scrapbooking, card making, easy recipes, blog tutorials, reviews, giveaways and anything else that crosses her path.

She recently became involved with social good endeavors through her blog and is now a member of the elite Global Team of 200 and a Monkey Do Project Blog Ambassador. She has also had several featured articles/posts on various websites, including Feed the Future, What to Expect, and US Aid.

She is impetuous, sassy, and a trooper.

She laughs her way through life.

She sleeps when she can sneak it in.

Favorite Music

I love anything but rap or hip hop music. I especially like classic rock - Eagles, Tom Petty, etc.

Favorite Books

  • Into the Wilderness (series) by Sara Dontai
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Belial Series by R.D. Brady
  • The Bellingwood Series by Diane Greenwood Muir

Favorite Movies

  • The Blues Brothers
  • A Christmas Story
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Turbo
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Tangled
  • Gumball Rally
  • Cars
  • Lost in Translation
  • Thomas Crown Affair (old version and new version)
  • The Princess Diaries 1 & 2
  • The Sound of Music
  • Grease

Favorite Television

  • 24
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Mountain Men
  • Ice Road Truckers
  • Who do you think you are?
  • Pioneer Woman
  • House Hunters International
  • Life Below Zero
  • American Pickers
  • Unwrapped
  • The Unit
  • Property Brothers
  • Jericho

Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking
  • Card making
  • Jewelry making
  • Zentangling
  • Quilting
  • ATCs
  • Sewing doll clothes/things for my kids


I am a Jack Daniels and Coke/jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. I love working on cars. I collect frogs and interesting rocks. I love penguins. I love fun, unique things. I love to travel and learning about new places. My favorite place to visit is Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio. I love old barns and country drives. I also love to cook and love to receive new recipes to try out. I am also a dirt racing (World of Outlaws) and NHRA drag racing fan and a die-hard Steelers girl. I also love writing letters/sending postcards. If you want to be penpals, send me a message!

I have a blog called Mini Van Dreams where I share recipes, craft tutorials, anecdotes about our crazy life, social good initiatives and more.

Swap Notes

I mail my items at work. I mark them as soon as I put them in the mail drop. The mail is picked up once a day, so depending on what time I drop them, they might not go out until the next day. If you do not receive your items in a timely manner, PLEASE CONTACT ME and I will resend them!

Swap Likes/Dislikes

  • Scrapbook supplies (embellishments, paper, etc)
  • Stickers (Rewards okay - my kids love them)
  • Chocolate
  • Penguins
  • Frog items (please no real frogs! LOL)
  • Journals and notebooks
  • Craft magazines
  • Local postcards from your area
  • Rubber stamped sentiments/quotes (on card stock, please)
  • Unique Buttons
  • Brochures from local tourist attractions
  • Anything car or racing related (advertisements, postcards, signs, etc)
  • Surprises!
  • Stationery, especially San-X and Sanrio (Rilakkuma Panda is my favorite!)
  • Advertisements for items we cannot get in the USA
  • Unique, interesting rocks (nothing too large)
  • Coloring pages
  • ATCs
  • Recipes
  • Recipe cards
  • Cookbooks

DISLIKES - Please, do not send more than 2-3 tea bags. I do not like tea, but my children do. However, I do not let them drink it all the time.


Pink74 rated for Add Bunny Ears PC swap USA on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you πŸ˜€
MarieS rated for I Don't Live Here March '17 on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
StarkovskayaOlga rated for New Penpal for 2017 on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, dear. What a pleasure it was to read your letter. Getting inspired to write my reply 😊
KSENiA rated for ESG: Take me to a local supermarket on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I have problems with candy section too :)
mellyrose89 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #8 on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
CarrieB rated for Another easy pc swap on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: I love love love this PC! Thank you so much for the HP card!
AZmom875 rated for Add Bunny Ears PC swap USA on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: CUTE bunny ears!!!
georgiafae rated for Add Bunny Ears PC swap USA on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: They make really cute bunnies! I love how you added not just ears but noses and whiskers,too! Very creative-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Great swap. We have Aldi supermarkets in the UK too.
QuinGem rated for ESG: Take me to a local supermarket on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing pics of your store. We don't have an Aldi's in my area ... yet.
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! I'm ready for (a consistent) spring too!
Vickyen rated for WIYM:National Goof Off Day on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Julia! Thanks so much for the fun share about what you would do for a goof off day! I have never heard of Berlin, Ohio but it sure sounds fun and I would be all over the pie and other wonderful foods! I love pie and my family doesn't - grrr! Sounds like a fun day and maybe something I should check into for a long weekend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
aspens rated for UHM: Postcards on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards! The vintage Florence one is my favorite.
Comment: Great pics...Thanks hun :)
Silvie13 rated for About Your Pets PC Swap on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: I love the little stickers yyou used to decorate! Thank you!
mpontalba rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the super cute card! I loved the greetings in all the different languages!
Comment: Thank you so much for blinging out my profile with such cute pictures πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you!! I love gifs :)
Comment: Thank you for card and message. A closet for games??
Comment: LOVED the Harry Potter postcard, and you used my favorite quote! 5 stars for you :)

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nancylee on Mar 21, 2017:

APDG 🌸 Happy 🌻Spring 🌼Deco Swap 🌹

Spring is for flowers and outdoor playtime!

Cleaning up the garden as the flowers awaken is always part of my spring :)

Lots more variety at our green (farmers) markets

and a special one for me and my mom a trip to the DIsney flower and garden festival

These are some of my thoughts of spring.

Happy Spring to you!

anrtist on Mar 17, 2017:

Today is St. Patricks Day!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ APDG 🌸 Happy 🌻Spring 🌼Deco Swap 🌹





I hope you enjoy these springtime happies & BLESSINGS!!!! cc

Sahnetoffee on Mar 17, 2017:

APDG 🌸 Happy 🌻Spring 🌼Deco Swap 🌹

Sahnetoffee on Mar 17, 2017:

APDG 🌸 Happy 🌻Spring 🌼Deco Swap 🌹

Sahnetoffee on Mar 17, 2017:

APDG 🌸 Happy 🌻Spring 🌼Deco Swap 🌹

skydancer on Mar 16, 2017:

CPG St Pats 2017 Bling Up Your Profile - Global

skydancer on Mar 16, 2017:

CPG St Pats 2017 Bling Up Your Profile - Global

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kdeorne1 on Aug 23, 2016:

APDG ~ πŸŽ‚ ~ August Birthday Babies ~ 🎁

Sharlie on Aug 22, 2016:

APDG- August Birthday Babies

Happy Birthday!!!

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