Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 8:55 am


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: November 23, 1973
Country: United States

About Me

Please note I will be on vacation for a bit in September. A few swaps will be sent toward the end of the time allowed, but all swaps will be done on time. Thank you!I live in the beautiful San Diego, CA area. My favorite things are my husband, my cats, postage stamp and postcard collecting. My main postcard focus is cards with cats on them, but I love to get mail and I appreciate any kind of postcard as long as it is in good condition. Tell me why you picked the card or the story behind it- I love hearing the stories. My favorite colors are purple and blue, and I love anything animal print!
I do not drink coffee or tea, and I do not wear cosmetics. I do like lip balm and lip gloss, and anything coconut or rose scented. I have a nickel allergy so I do not appreciate jewelry of any kind. I do collect the smashed pennies on a small scale as well. I enjoy stickers and cute note cards.

Favorite Music

I love just about any kind of music other than Rap or Heavy Metal. I have very eclectic tastes- I have over 18K songs on my iPod and that is everything from popular top 40 to show tunes to classic rock! I grew up listening to Country and Oldies (50's & 60's) and still do. I am a big fan of 80's popular music as well. My absolute favorites are Michael Jackson and Buddy Holly.

Favorite Books

I am a HUGE reader. I can remember being a small child sitting on the sofa next to my mother with us both reading our own book! So I am a life time reader and am never without a book (or 2, or 3...). My favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Linwood Barclay. I also enjoy Fern Michaels, Danielle Steele, etc. I do read a lot of non-fiction as well. I enjoy biographies, true crime, and nature or history and more. I will pretty much read anything, but I do not really care for much science fiction or true westerns. I also don't read much that has been translated from another language to English, the syntax if often wrong and I just don't enjoy it. I am currently reading Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Stephen King) and Jewel- Never Broken (Jewel Kilcher biography)

Favorite Television

My all time TV favorite is I love Lucy. She was such a genius I could watch her all day and never get bored. Other classics I like are Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, M.A.S.H., The Brady Bunch, and the list goes on! My current favorite show is The Walking Dead. The writing is great, the effects are awesome and I just really dig the characters. Darryl Dixon (of course!) and Carol are my favorite players. I also watch Bones, Person of Interest, Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story. I also watch a lot of Nat Geo Wild and Discovery, and am really interested in true medical stories like Emergency: Life in the E.R., Mystery Diagnosis, and vet shows like Dr. Pol and Alaska Vet Dr.Dee.. I do not watch any sports, westerns, or Kung-Fu/martial arts type movies or ANY current MTV programming. I HATE most reality shows they are just awful. What people will do on camera for money never ceases to amaze me.

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty. I think they skipped me when handing out creativity! I can't even really draw stick figures. That being said, I do occasionally do some sewing, and I do like to do Latch Hook sometimes. I am currently doing a small kitty cat wall hanging- we'll see how long it takes! I do not care to do any kind of needle crafts as I have shaky hands. I am interested in paper crafts like collage, envelope making, stamping etc and hope to maybe give some of those a try someday. I am open to trying new crafts.

Postcard Faves

Anything cats-Big cats, little cats, tigers or tabbies I love them all! Your local scenery or attractions Birds, butterflies, and flowers Vintage or vintage inspired Any animals- From aardvarks to zebras I love them all. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis & The Beatles.

I like ad/free cards if they relate to my interests in some way or are particularly beautiful or unusual. I do not rate down for ad/free cards if they fit my interests so feel free to send them to me even if the swap says no ad cards.

I prefer my PC's sent naked unless the swap specifies otherwise. If the swap calls for them in an envelope please send them that way- I use these for trading if outside my interest areas. Thank you!

Please do not draw on or add anything to the front of the store bought PC's you send. It kind of ruins it for me and I will just throw them away.

Otherwise anything you send is a gift and I would love to receive it. Happy swapping everyone!

Want List

I ALWAYS need postage stamps. If you have any mint USA that you can spare I promise I will put it to good use! Extra envelopes Stickers Extra Postcards of any kind Washi (or any other pretty) tape Thank you! Anything sent will be appreciated, and maybe I can send something from your want list. This hobby can get expensive, but it sure is fun!


I get free greeting cards at work sometimes, and I often buy cards I find pretty or interesting at thrift stores. So you may get your PC's in a birthday or get better soon card. Ignore the sentiment if you wish or if it does not apply, and I hope you like the front of the card :)

I often cut out interesting photos from magazines, usually animals, B&W or interesting patterns- and I save cute used post its, tickets, business cards, beer coasters etc. I am not a scrapbooker or art journaler or collager but I will often weed out my stash and send some to people I trade with as bonuses If I see that you enjoy those things. If you are interested in a private trade let me know- I usually will trade for postcards or stickers. Sometimes I have a lot, sometimes I have a little you know how it goes!

T-Shirts Etc

I LOVE T- shirts. I have too many to fit in the drawer but still want more more more LOL. I wear a mens (or unisex) large. I prefer this over ladies cut, but in a ladies cut I am at least an XL. Themes I like are anything 1980's related, cats of any kind, wildlife, The Mountain (brand of tees), vintage sports and colleges, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, music and movies pop culture etc. Any color is fine I am not picky about that. I look forward to joining more t-shirt swaps:)


justmesks rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #3 on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Love the cards. The Vermont covered bridge is a favorite and a new one for my covered bridge collection. Can't believe Christmas is so close to being here. Have a nice one and don't eat too many "goodies".
judee0624 rated for NYUP USA Only #33 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Hi Dawna. I was thinking of you when the Lilac Fire broke. Really scary! We were fortunate to not get any smoke (this time). I wouldn't know what to do if we had to evacuate.
simcoe54 rated for PH: "Q & R" Are For on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Great "Q & R" choices. Thanks for joining this swap and for all the extras. Happy Holidays!
GinaVisione rated for NYUP USA Only #33 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Adorable shelter pup PC! Thanks!
porpie5 rated for MISHAP pc DECEMBER on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: I didn't even notice the bent corner until you mentioned it! It looks like a nice place to visit. Our family went to the Lake of the Ozarks when I was about 5. All I remember is this blue water. I think I needed glasses, because nothing is clear in my memory. hahaha Thanks for the PC!
PostcardAl rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #10 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Hello Dawna -- thanks for the nice selection of cards! I hope you make it to London someday! Great city! Best, al
aspens rated for Random PC International #12 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: I agree, randomly picking can often be fun! Thanks for the cool postcard. It actually took me a second to register that the pattern is made of states! So cool!
Comment: Super view card of Harvard University. I hear so much about this University I didn't realize that it was so vast. Thank you very much Dawna and all the best to you for the holiday season too :)
Comment: Thank you very much Dawna for the awesome Statue of Liberty postcard and matching stamps, I too would love to see her in person! :)
jeepermom rated for FREE/AD #49 FROM MY STATE on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Really cool card. I love the postcards from restaurants and hotes/motels. Thank you!
aspens rated for B&W PCs week 49 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: What a super cool postcard! Lately I've also been finding black & white postcard books in thrift shops. What are the odds? Thank you!
nsciambi rated for Y is for ??? on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Padoom rated for B&W PCs week 48 on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: We must have both bought the same box of postcards as I remember this one as well 😊 Take care Pam
Padoom rated for ANIMAL PC # 19 S is for on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard! I used to have this one as well in my collection before I sent it out. Take care Pam 😊
suepier rated for Y is for ??? on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the yellow postcard.
suepier rated for (PCG) O is for... on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Oceanside. It is one of my favorite places.
kssunlover1947 rated for Y is for ??? on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great NY card. The colors are so vibrant.
Comment: Thank you for the Guatemala boys. Lovely PC.
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard! I remember making those and I think I still have a couple around! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard about Chicago. Very interesting information.

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KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Your lost postcard has been found!!! ...someone from another neighborhood just knocked on our door and said this mail was delivered to his house in error.....πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!


ContraryHousewife on Mar 10, 2016:

Thank you for the postcard of Lincoln's Tomb.

simcoe54 on Mar 7, 2016:

Received the bonus postcard of the mountain goat that you sent me for Animal Postcards #5. He is sooooo cute! Thanks!!!!

ContraryHousewife on Aug 17, 2015:


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3goldkeys on Oct 18, 2014:

Dawna, please forgive me for the over site of adding the heart to my rating for the Random Postcard Swap (Int'l). It has now been added.

slamophile on Feb 14, 2014:

Thank you so much for sending me the postcards for the Travel the Alphabet with Postcards - D I hope your partner sends you as pretty ones as you sent me. Thanks again - so much. You're a wonderful angel. Happy day to you.

NatashaMay on Jan 29, 2014:

Thanks so much for playing in my AD Postcards Swap. :)

starhiker on Jan 15, 2014:

Thank-you for joining my Ships & Boats & Capitol PC swaps! Andi ; )

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