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Minivandreams

Minivandreams
Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: April 6, 2018
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
My Website
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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 “typical” 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

Etc.

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.

Ratings

FelinaSP rated for Happy August on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard of Amish Country, it is beautiful. Sorry for the delay in the rating, but I had a complicated health condition that kept me out of the system for several months ... thanks for your understanding ...
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I really like the Dickens quote you chose
HappyMom rated for ESG: Fantasy Vacation on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: You picked my all-time favorite place in the world! I hope you get there some day, and take me with you. I'm an excellent tour guide :)
ariestess rated for ESG: Fantasy Vacation on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: What a great idea for a vacation! Thanks for sharing!
reader44ever rated for ESG: Fantasy Vacation on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: Your fantasy vacation... Can I steal it? I haven't yet been to Hawai'i and would love to go there! :-) Great trip! Thank you for sharing! :-) <3
cllfdl rated for Easy Cookie Recipe on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: thank you!
Scrapinitblue rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #3 on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for swapping with me!
simcoe54 rated for PH: 2 PCs + an Easter Greeting Card on Mar 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and Easter card. Also, for the extras, Have a Happy Easter.
EvieB rated for Make a Minizine About READING on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: I just got your mini zine, Julia! Thank you much. I'm a crazy-avid reader too and so enjoyed hearing about some of your all-time favorite books and series. I adore Harry Potter too, and will definitely check out the others you recommended. (And good reminder re: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie--I love it too and have wee little grandsons I need to buy it for. :) <3 I'll let you know by e-mail if/when I read the authors you recommended. (Might be a bit--my to read list is always huge! :D) Thanks again and happy swapping--and reading!
MeghanMac rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Feb 2018 on Mar 15, 2018
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Mimi7 rated for Paint a Rock #3 on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: Hi Julia, Thanks so much for the great Fred Flintstone rock, I love it!! Thanks for the papers, washi tape and heart stickers too!!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! That sounds like an interesting book, even if it's not quite what you were expecting. I admit, when I saw the title I thought of the video game, haha!
Vickyen rated for CPG St Patricks Day Card - US only on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Hi Julia! Thanks for the sweet St. Paddy's Day card - it is ok that you sent the same one - if I like something once, I usually like it twice! LOL! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
mylove4craft rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2018 on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: It's great tying your family history with a book!!
Fieke rated for Beer-themed postcard on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the Heineken postcard.
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Comment: Hi Julia! Thank you for the cute St. Pat's card and stickers! I love, love, love St. Pat's Day and hope to attend a local parade - I have plans that evening with my bestie and she is saying no to the parade because she thinks we cannot behave - sigh! Still trying to convince her we can! LOL! Hugs, Happy St. Paddy's Day and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap!
Seaville rated for Make a Minizine About READING on Mar 7, 2018
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Comment: Julia I received your cute little zine today. I love that you included quotes from your favourite books and must admit I'm a sucker for children's books too.
Helmaninquiel rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #3 on Mar 6, 2018
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Comments

Shellyr on Jan 31, 2018:

I am sending a February wish to all of the usual monthly profilers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Violet is the flower of the month

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day

Black History Month

Nellie1 on Jan 16, 2018:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Happy 2018. So sorry this is late. Family stuff going on.

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Bhindblueeyes on Jan 4, 2018:

Hello there!! This is for IU: Profile Deco_Jan. Thank you for joining!!

Enjoy!!! :) Amy

kathiann on Jan 1, 2018:

HELLO! Stopping by for A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Here's hoping that 2018 is fantastic for you!

2018

fireworks

sandman

resolutions

Best, kathiann

Shellyr on Dec 29, 2017:

APDG January 2018

January flower of the month - carnation

OR snowdrop

Martin Luther King Birthday

Benjamin Franklin birthday

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 28, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Mail Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!!

I can't believe how quickly the year has gone by. It will soon be 2018 and time for new adventures.

I hope you enjoy the pics and gifs that I sent to you!

Blessings,

Yvonne

anrtist on Dec 26, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!!
Can you believe 2017 is coming to an end and 2018
is soon to be here! ;-)


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Wishing you a wonderful year FULL of Blessings! cc

Quiltbutterfly on Dec 7, 2017:

Merry Christmas from Sydney Australia., I hope you like my Pics for the A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY DECEMBER!!!! This is Very me Sparkly and lots of decorations.

Christmas Tree in Queen Victoria Building Sydney - 24 metres tall, decorated with 82,000 Swarovski crystals. I try to visit it every year, it’s breath taking.

Quiltbutterfly on Dec 7, 2017:

Merry Christmas from Sydney Australia., I hope you like my Pics for the A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY DECEMBER!!!! This is Very me Sparkly and lots of decorations.

Christmas Tree in Queen Victoria Building Sydney - 24 metres tall, decorated with 82,000 Swarovski crystals. I try to visit it every year, it’s breath taking.

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