Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 7:26 pm


Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a gal who lives with my husband in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, where the climate is desert (dry and hot). We were married in Maui. We enjoy traveling and golfing.

My hobbies/interests: Postcrossing, mailart, antiques, golf, cupcakes, ephemera, fishing, family activities, travel, museums, napping, cooking, the U.K., practicing Spanish, my niece Emmi, pro-choice, flea markets, Hispanic & Japanese culture, vintage, pin-up girls, thrift shops, tag sales, reading, fleur-de-lis, indie and foreign films, lavender, Frida Kahlo, Dia de los Muertos, Texas Hold 'Em poker, crafting, Italy, Renaissance art, turquoise (the color and the jewelry), wrapping presents, morning tea with a splash of milk, sushi, collections, royalty, letter writing, BBC America, theme parties, crafting, Guinness...

I've been writing letters since I was a child and have had a number of foreign penpals. Still in touch with a childhood penpal in Sweden, but via email now. My longest term penpal is in Japan and we've been writing for over 27 years. We only email a few times a year -- the rest is snail mail! I love sending postcards and letters to friends and family, even if they don't reciprocate. I know they enjoy receiving them.

I love recycling/upcycling. Chunk 'O Cardboard is my favorite monthly swap. I'm always on the lookout for cardboard chunks to send as postcards (food packaging, book covers, board game boxes, etc).

Swapping note: 1) I strive to get a heart each and every time I do a swap by going above and beyond with extras or personalization. 2) I won't be bullied or bribed into changing ratings. I can overlook some lateness if it's communicated, but if you are a month late on your swap and you think I won't notice...then you deserve a "3." 3) I am very liberal with giving HEARTS because it makes people happy and we're all busy and we do our best with these swaps. Not everyone is an artist. When you get older, you realize life's too short to be petty.


I'm fairly easy with these four themes: Vintage, foreign, postal-related, ephemera!

Postcard wish list: *Wedding theme *Retro *Pin-up *Vintage black & white *Golf *Deer or Stag *Something with the color purple or the color lavender *Mexican artist Frida Kahlo *Royalty

vintage wedding ephemera (photos, invites, paper)

anything postal related






rubber stamps

French ribbon

foreign language newspaper

postage stamps (unused or used; foreign and domestic)



handmade envelopes

foreign language dictionary pages

vintage children's books

Air Mail stickers

vintage cookbooks/pamphlets

Everything about Italy: Art, museums, wine, language, food, churches

Day of the Dead

old tickets of any kind (i.e., travel, train, movie, concert)

vintage books that are tattered and can be used for crafting

glue sticks

My favorite color is purple



The ocean


Country music

B&W postcards featuring vintage scenes or people (i.e., photography by Robert Doisneau)




plant-based eating

Don't Need




playing cards


tote bags






Only allergy is tree nuts (i.e., walnuts)

Favorite Movies

Too many to list them all!

I like to watch all Academy award nominated movies.

Indie films

Foreign films


Amelie, Priceless (Audrey Tatou)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (I love British humor)


The Queen

The Dutchess

Shakespeare in Love

The King's Speech



Mrs. Brown


Love Actually


Bridget Jones' Diary

The Italian Job

The DaVinci Code

Julie & Julia

The Devil Wears Prada

Favorite Television

Reruns: Ugly Betty, Seinfeld, Will & Grace

The Good Doctor

The Crown

Stranger Things

Big Little Lies

Cupcake Wars, DC Cupcakes

Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares

Master Chef, Chopped

Martha Stewart

Pawn Stars, American Pickers


BBC America: Graham Norton, The F Word, Come Fly with Me, Keeping up Appearances, The Vicar

Favorite Books

I enjoy:



Art books

Chick Lit


My three favorites I've read that I listed on goodreads.com: Pink Slip Party, Good Mail Day, and The Kite Runner

and I read a lot of magazines!


English/Irish/Scottish breakfast tea. Any other black tea. I also drink chai or vanilla and I will try fruit teas.


isandie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Love it!!! I’m a total shandy person too! 😍
warheart rated for CPG Halloween Card - US only on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Such a cute card!! Thank you for the extras!
BrendaB rated for CPG Halloween Card - US only on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Happy Halloween! Thank you for the adorable card. But what I loved most was the awesome letter you wrote. I have not gotten a letter like that in a very long time, thanks again! :D
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked the letter. Long live snail mail!
mle rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: I always love your cards! Thanks. I love Tonto National Forest too. I've got great memories there!
Comment: Thanks so much! I LOVE blue moon!!! Their seasonals are fantastic! :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: Famous People on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great famous people pcs and the wonderful stamps! :)
Comment: Great mail day for me, thanks to you! Nice swap postcards and thanks for extras that fit my profile and a fun Halloween greeting card! Sadly Disneyland no longer makes postcards of our attractions, so I especially love the Big Thunder Railroad card. That classy crow and skull postcard is very cool, too! I appreciate the vintage card so much - isn't it delightful to see the pencil handwritten message and address and of course the 1 cent stamp!
pernie123 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #75 on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Very pleased, thank you. We must like the same things.
skinny52 rated for PH: Letter N (Blank or Naked) on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: You chose the perfect card for me, I've had a love for Japan ever since I was a young girl. Last year I made my dream visit to Japan and Nara was one of the towns we went to. And I've been to the Todai-Ji Temple! I truly hope that you get to visit one day soon, especially if you can meet your penpal! Thanks so very much❣❣❣
Sylvia4647 rated for QUICK Send Anything Swap #2 USA on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such an amazing mailing. I'm sure that I can't adequately relay just how happy I was to look at each and every item that you sent winging my way. I can readily relate to many of the vintage items. Thank you . . . thank you very much.
robinpich rated for QUICK Send Anything Swap #2 USA on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap! The ephemera is wonderful!!!! And I love the map. The ATC sleeves are always welcomed and useful. But I especially love all the small bits of ephemera. πŸ’•πŸ’•
Comment: Awesome Star Wars postcard with Star Wars postage stamps...and stickers. LOVE it. Thank you!
Comment: oh boy, I know hot weather too! Thank you β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈπŸ’Œ
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2019 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the tasty looking Chunk. I’m going to see if I can get them at the local international market. Congratulations! I’m lacking four states. CA, WA, OR, and MT. I hope to cure that next year.
tentmari rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2019 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: I LOVE your chunk! The shape is great and I love the image on it! I totally understand about waiting on cooler weather; I'm so ready for temps in the 60s. Happy pumpkin season. 😊
samsstuff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love tea, too!
monsbrick rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you Garci! I love all the stickers you used. They're so cute.
Comment: Fun chunk! And you deserve bonus points for the creative coloration of your message, and the great stamps. (Just the other day I changed the voice on Waze to Cookie Monster, but i guess he only does the alerts and not the navigation because i haven't heard him yet.)
Response: I would love to hear the Cookie Monster voice on Waze! haha
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: I love those cookies! Thank you for the great postcard!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: MN Popcorn and Sharks? W00T!!

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ivanabu on Feb 14, 2019:

Thanks for your RAK birthday greeting, it pleased me a lot!

ivanabu on Feb 14, 2019:
SeleneW on Jan 15, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Thank you for the wonderful card!


CurlyTea on Jan 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

RooBaRoo on Jul 24, 2018:

Thanks for the chunk Happy mail :) Congrats on your 6 years together - & wow, you "do things" :) I wish we were as interesting! :D Wow, that's some rough weather!!!! Yes ... Monsoon Wedding is actually quite nice :) & thanks for pointing me to the scented stamps :D I'd never have guessed!! See you around!

bbsporty on May 26, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard! I love cactus!

kssunlover1947 on Feb 6, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK. I will enjoy using the stamps you sent. I had just ordered some $.25 and $.10 ones from Ebay. So I am set for awhile.

CurlyTea on Jan 3, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

bbsporty on Nov 18, 2017:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous RAK postcard! I love the heart made of stamps!

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