Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 1:58 am


Original Member
Last Online: August 18, 2019
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 ten 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 grandchildren 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.

Favorite Books

I llove to read and read most anything except sci-fi and poetry. Memoirs, historical fiction and memories are my favorite. Just now I'm reading. lot of WW11 books. I also love mysteries and love both Jonathon and Faye Kellerman. I just finished Grisan's The Reckoning,. I really loved The Great Alone by Hannah. You can see I read a good bit of everything and even.sneak a Danielle Steel romance once in awhile. Most of my reading is done on my iPhone and checked out from the library.


shellybuckmeier rated for A Note For You # 7 on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice note and fun washi samples! I too have not returned to work. I think retirement is growing on me! :)
Comment: I love the world map postcard!! Thank you!!
Comment: Great selection; thanks for the extra!!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Hi Julia, thank you for the postcard! I'm extremely jealous of your close proximity to Disney! and I love the Disney stamps too :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Comment: Thank you. Both are cuties :)
Comment: Thank You for all the Wonderful Postcards !
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #71 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great cali cards!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #157 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Yay, road trip to the birthday party! Happy Birthday to your sis!! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the pc you picked up along the way. :D
Comment: Thanks!
McAnaraks rated for Quick send postcard swap #1 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card Julia, must be fun seeing fireworks every night !
bvdev234 rated for Quick send postcard swap #4 on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks much for the beautiful postcard :)
debbiespoms rated for Ocean or Sea postcard on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful postcard! I love it ! And, thank you for having joined my swap.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Great touristy pcs. Thanks
KatKit rated for Quick send postcard swap #4 on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Great card. Love Route 66! Thanks also for the Moon Landing Forever stamp. It's beautiful.
Comment: I have fond memories of the desert too! Thanks for the postcard!
IceAndFlower rated for Quick send postcard swap #1 on Jul 28, 2019
snailmaillove041 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #155 on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: I didn’t plant tomatoes this year as mine never take off! I am happy that yours are doing great! Thank you for sharing your weekend with me and the post card! I have sent the moon landing stamps out but yours was the first I have received! Thank you so much and take care! 😊

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HappyMom on Aug 10, 2019:


Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see you like lizards and tortoises, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining Scales 'n' Tails?

Whippet on Jun 25, 2019:

Thank you, I loved the summer quotes on the PC you sent to me for the swap. Of interest to me is the new "coral reef" PC postage stamps as they seem to go with the former seashells PC postage stamps. Hope you have a good summer. - Kathy

TryshaH81 on Jun 24, 2019:

Many thanks for the booboo kitty! It will come in handy!

mummsie on Jun 16, 2019:

What a lovely selection of PC's. Thank you so very much!! There are hard to find in my little town. I really appreciate your generosity.

glennasgarden on Jun 16, 2019:

Thanks so very much for the CA post cards RAK!

myancey on May 6, 2019:

Julie thank u so so much for the m & m card u sent unassigned for pc roulette, love it! Thanks for the Hook stamp too. How lovely and big thanks.

Beckster on Apr 15, 2019:

Thank you for granting my April wish!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


Apelser on Mar 31, 2019:

Hi there my friend. Thank you for the extra postcard in the Postcard roulette January 2019 swap that arrived safely in my post box. I absolutely love it.

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