Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 2:16 pm


Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: July 17, 2018
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.


LadyJo rated for WIYM - Something Sweet Postcard Swap on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Love the "Sweet" Postcard! The ice tea and donut sound like that hit the spot on a hot hot day! I have the ice tea but no donut today! Thanks for the great postcard!
Comment: Thanks, those donuts look good.
Mye rated for WIYM: Animal Mail Art & Surprise on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the panda themed mail ❤
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful PC with the butterfly stamps 🦋 Thank you for taking the time to read my profile ❤️❤️❤️❤️
astrodogg rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Thx!
Comment: Thanks!
goinjenny rated for PH: USA Landmarks on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for giving me a mini heart attack, LOL!! This is the first PC I have of Harry & Meghan's wedding and actually only the second PC of them together. The other I have is of their engagement. THANK YOU!!!!!
Response: You're too funny. Love the royal couple!
grdakim rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: This was a lovely postcard! Thank you for the lovely postcard and the decorations. I'd love to join you every now and then, will reach out privately later this week!
EmilyT rated for WIYM: GREEN POSTCARD - Naked on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful falls and seven pools! Very green, indeed! Ps-love the vintage green postage!
Chelle rated for Surprises for everyone - May on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap! :)
reauk rated for Surprises for everyone - May on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks saving for Christmas 🎄
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 30, 2018
Comment: Beer Chucks are my favorites! They have amazing cool illustrations. Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
theevidenceisme rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Strawberry Shortcake card! Sounds like you made the royal wedding quite the event. I hope you have a great summer.
kssunlover1947 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Hank Williams card. This was the music that I grew up with and I have a bunch of albums that my Mom and Step-dad had. Also for the note. I did not watch the wedding as I was sleeping. Too early for me. I knew that I would get all the pictures and video on facebook. It is already summer weather here. Been in the 80's and 90's all week. A record of 97 yesterday.
Rosa1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on May 19, 2018
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on May 15, 2018
Comment: Yes! This was a very happy Mail Day thanks to you! The decorated envelope and awesome stamps were just the beginning! Thank you for that - I’ll be saving it! And the postcards you sent are amazing!! Thank you for looking at my profile! Everything I love!! Loved reading your note too. Thanks for the extras and for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I am smiling!!!!!! Thank you so very much!!! (I used to live in Scottsdale and I actually miss the heat, lol!!!!
Response: Oh, thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you loved the swap! This made me smile!
CHOWEFACE rated for Categories - 2 on May 13, 2018
Comment: Awesome cards, thank you! P.s. I love your handwriting!
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on May 12, 2018
Comment: Great cards every one-and I love the envelope (we're big Broncos fans)! I just went to my first Postcrossing meet up and it was a lot of fun. Can't wait to show my sister the nun card-made me smile big time. Denver hit 90 degrees already once last week-I think it's gonna be a hot summer (I just hope fire season isn't really bad this year). Take care and thanks again Garci!
widelo123 rated for April or Else! on May 12, 2018
Comment: Garci, thank you for the great postcards and extras. I especially love the Prince Edward lighthouse. New one to my collection of lighthouses.. Shirley
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on May 7, 2018
Comment: OMG I love my cowboys! Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤

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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!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

cynlen on Mar 15, 2016:

Welcome to Sealed with Love! :-)

BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2013:

Love the Color Blue and you even put postage stamps on the Chunk O Cardboard Post Card that were Blue.. Thank You...Hope you get to enjoy your backyard soon...! ! !

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

sugaraddict on Jan 11, 2013:

Hello there! I'm hosting a Valentine Baking Swap which I thought you might enjoy :) Do pop by and check it out if it interests you yea.. Thanks!!

rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

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