Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 2:55 am


Original Member
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I am a definite snail mail addict. I love both sending and receiving mail. I have never not sent a swap and appreciate when someone tells me if a swap doesn't arrive. I have resent swaps with no problems, just am not psychic that something didn't arrive. I also rate all swaps the day they arrive. That said, some days I don't go get my mail so there is a possibility your great swap is patiently waiting in my post office box. I never go more than two days without checking my box.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired four years ago and love every minute of my life. Still wondering when I had the time to work as I have so much I enjoy doing and not enough time to complete everything. I especially love writing pen pals and would love to hear from you. Just send me a note for my address. A visit from you would make my post office box happy and me esctatic. I love cooking, baking, reading, making cards and about anything else I am doing. I enjoy anything to do with Christmas. I always enjoy making at least one gift for each member of my family. This year there are lots of crocheted pot holders, some counted cross stitch magnets and a few counted cross stitch bookmarks. I have 21 family members and give each one 25 small gifts as Advent gifts. They are all wrapped in aluminum foil. I shop year round and often put items I receive in swaps in the boxes. I also love sending naked mail and my granddaughter's college roommates have learned not to be surprised at what arrives in the mail. I live close enough to the original Disneyland to see the nightly fireworks and remember when my father didn't understand why anyone would build an amusement park down in the middle of nowhere. Anaheim has grown since then.

Favorite Movies

Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express

Favorite Crafts

OK, I lack a lot in the talent department but not in the enjoy trying department so I keep having fun trying. I enjoy making envelopes, counted cross stitch, huck weaving, crocheting and want to get back to making note cards. I am just starting ATCs. Actually, haven't made one yet but have the supplies.

What I like to receive


something unique from your country or part of the U.S.

recipes or cookbooks put out by churches or clubs - used is fine

anything to do with cookies = recipes, cookie cutters, etc.

tote bags - including those with advertising


anything to do with Christmas (OK, I don't consider snowmen to have anything to do with Christmas)

Gingerbread men and anything with Gingerbread men on it

I am a desert rat and wish I could move back to the desert. I love tortoises, cactus, lizards, snakes and anything else that reminds me of the desert.

anything with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it

favorite colors are any jewel tone.

small counted cross stitch projects, especially Christmas or bookmarks, or 14 count fabric in any color

Something that interests you and will expand my world and knowledge

something small I can give as Christmas gifts


things I don't like

Anything to do with prejudice or hate.

anything to do with nudity

long dislike lists


memo pads


Kawaii or other cute things. I'm not a cute person.

then again, I love surprises so most everything is OK

Post card preferences

I have joined a lot of post card swaps recently and just realized I never added any post card preferences. Part of the reason is I like most any post card. Preferences though include large letter cards, scenery, pictures of the area where you live or where you like to visit, wild animals, birds and reptiles, or wild flowers. I am not a great fan of art type cards but once in awhile they are good. I have had some great homemade cards however I also have had a few cards that were just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. If the latter is what you plan to send, don't waste your postage. I do prefer real stamps on the cards. I also love notes on the cards, something about you and where you live or what is shown on the card. An interesting note and a real stamp usually gets a heart. I prefer my cards to be naked but up to you.

non raters

@tristitia didn't rate me for the all about me journal swap and while she read both my pm and the one the hostess, @kraftykj sent she didn't respond to either one, Any questions, here s the tracking number. Any questions, here is the tracking number. 9505 5111 4273 6007 4299 55


I enjoy giving hearts and and am fairly liberal when i give them. That said, there are a couple of things that won't get you a heart.

First, if you don't spell my name oorrectly I most likely won't give you a heart. Come on, at least pay that much attention to the swap.

Second, if you don't put the swap name on the swap most likely I will be too tired to give you a heart by the time I search for the swap to rate it.

Adding junk. OK, it is fun to find an extra from my wish list in a package but so often I get things I don't want and I just have to throw them out. Please just give me what the swap requires. I have enough of my own junk I don't need yours.

I also love real stamps so they help me want to give hearts.


myancey rated for NAPS - Slap a Stamp On it Oct 2018 on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Julia love the map card thank u. Guacamole sounds so delicious. I can only imagine how good fresh guacamole is. Yum. Thanks so much
CookieChops rated for Postcard Roulette on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! How awesome that you can see the Disney fireworks from your house!
DRMOM rated for UHM: Halloween Card Swap πŸŽƒ on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card. Handing out bubbles is a cute idea for Halloween!
dancingtiger rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill PC INT on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: thank you for the tranquil image.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Olvera Street, looks like a fun market, and I love papel picado.
goinjenny rated for TT&E: Note Cards #3 INT on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
Kellpepper rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #121 on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Sounds like a great weekend! Thank you!
squince rated for P&M Mystery Postcard Swap 2 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for your California State Capitol ( Sacramento) postcard , with beautiful stamps . It's a nice addition to my collection ! β™₯️
biphobe rated for Where You Live (PC) - October 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: thank you for the nice Anaheim postcard and for sharing all the infos! Also, special thanks for the awesome stamps!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Mystery Postcard Swap 2 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: All great choices, thank you! I love that little whale notecard you used also I am saving up for a junk journal and that is going in it for sure :)
Comment: that's pretty cool you live next to Disneyland. I would love that lol
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #120 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Julia - hope this weekend's as peaceful as last :) Sounds perfect to me!
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards, Julia!
bigmamabird rated for O50&P A postcard with a note on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, a blast from the past as I lived there right up the road from the beach for a short spell! It was a weird situation and I had the worst migraines ever there...so in spite of the romance of it all I was glad to head back east! At the time Colorado was as east as I went. Been in Vermont now 19 years! What fun to be reminded of good old Laguna Beach! So it's all built up and citified..?
earthnk rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #117 on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Julia, Sounds like you had a busy weekend for TGIF#117. Glad you got to see your son and granddaughter. Thank you for the mermaid coaster.
suepier rated for Simply Send Me A Postcard INT on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from San Diego, a favorite city of mine.
NRGordon rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #119 on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Julia, Thank you for the cute note card and your message. It does sound like a quiet weekend, but enjoyable. I like quiet weekends. Best Wishes, Neal
systemka rated for Simply Send Me A Postcard INT on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Julia Thanks so much for a very colourful and authentic tourist postcard. It tells much about the town. I love it)

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Sabbe77 on Oct 17, 2018:

Thank you SO much for choosing me as an extra recipient on the Postcard Roulette swap. I loved the lighthouse postcard β™‘ Have a lovely autumn!

ladyaries7 on Sep 18, 2018:

Thanks so much for the sept wishes..yummy! It took 6 days from you to me..gotta love the post office! 😊

nancyjo49 on Aug 20, 2018:
EmilyT on Aug 20, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card & spice tea! It was very sweet of you to send😊. Happy belated birthday and thanks for hosting the birthday card swap!

Swan on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard for my August Wishlist telling me what your church does with the water bottles etc. My husband often brings a water bottle from a conference, too...

MSturgill87 on Aug 13, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome stamps for my August wishlist!

CurlyTea on Aug 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 9, 2018:

Enjoy it!

isabellasnow on Aug 2, 2018:


Marryth on Jul 25, 2018:

Thank you for the embroidery floss for my July Wishlist - the metallic floss is really neat! :)

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