Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2015 8:23 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: November 29, 2015
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States
My Website
My Flickr Photos

About Me

I live in Titusville, Fl., a small town between Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach. Titusville's kind of like nowheresville, but I love it here!

During the summer we spend a lot of time at the beach and not enough time kayaking in our beautiful lagoon.

I have a thirteen-year old son and a twenty three year-old daughter. I often joke that I'm going to change my son's middle name to "whatwasmymotherthinking", but he's a funny kid and we have a good time together.

I have a lot of interests and way too many hobbies!

I love to cook, but not to bake (that's my husband's thing and that's just fine with me.)

I love to travel, but can't stand cruises. I like going places and learning about the people, the area and especially the food of the region or country.

I can be obsessive about knitting but prefer to do it in solitude instead of groups - I guess you could say that I don't play well with others.

I'm a warm weather girl who believes the only place ice belongs is in my scotch and the only snow I want to see is in a paper cone drizzled with sticky red syrup.

My sense of humor can be a little odd, but I'm blessed with friends who must "get me" because my best pals have been my friends for 20+ years.

I believe that if you can count your friends on one hand you are truly blessed. I enjoy my many acquaintances, but I know the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.

You never know what may come out of my pockets - that torn lottery ticket I found in the parking lot or the fortune from a wonton cookie. I'm really going to have to come up with a way to stop saving all the bits and baubs, that someday will find their way onto an ATC or into an art journal.

So, there you have it: That's kind of me in a nutshell.

Favorite Music

There's generally classical music playing constantly in my kitchen.

Those who really know me, know that I know more words to more 70's songs than should be allowed for someone who can't carry a tune if her life depended on it!

My musical philosophy is that if you can't sing well, sing loud!

My iPod is bursting at the seams with podcasts. I love love love podcasts! I listen to knitting podcasts when I'm knitting, gardening podcasts when I'm gardening, organizational and life-coachy podcasts when I'm cleaning or decluttering.

Did I say how much I love podcasts? I fear my family is going to stage an intervention.

Favorite Television

Cooking shows are probably my favorites: Top Chef, Master Chef and anything that includes Anthony Bourdain. I adore Anthony Bourdain. Oh and Gordan. That would be Chef Ramsay to you , but I like to think we are on a first name basis!

I like Downton Abbey and have been known to binge watch various HBO and Showtime series like some people eat potato chips!

Favorite Crafts

Any craft I'm doing at any given moment is my favorite.

Right now (January 2015), I'm crazy about ATCs, Art Journaling and Altered Books.

This is the year that I'm going to push myself to work outside the box - my box - and try everything I've always put off trying.

Mailing preferences

However it's easiest to mail items to me and what ever makes my swap buddy the happiest makes me happy too!

The bottom line

I'm crazy about color - big, bold, noisy color - and white. Lots of white to show off all those loud colors.

I love grafitti and even thought I know it's technically vandalism, I photograph it whenever I see good ones.

Steampunk - love that too! That's something I want to experiment more with this year as well.

Shakespeare, Jane Austin, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman and Christopher Moore are five people (real or imaginary) I would love to go to Mardi Gras with.

Quirky - off the wall - funny - I love all of it!

The thing I like best about Swap-bot is receiving something that someone has made and is so excited about sharing with someone else. I personally participate to push myself outside my comfort zone and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience!

I always read profiles and find them fascinating! There are some very cool people out in this wacky world!


nannydino rated for free/ad card #9 on Nov 27, 2015
Comment: Hi Julia, thank you for the "gumbo gallery" pc...great cover.Happy swapping, take care :)xx
Comment: Wow, you live in a great place with so many not everyday experience for others! Thanks for the cool postcard! :)
taeniura rated for Disney on Nov 25, 2015
Comment: I have been in Orlando while I was on a vacation. But it was long ago :-) Disney World was fun and impressive. Thanks for your beautiful card. The squirrels are called Knabbel & Babbel in dutch :-)
APRILENLIGHTENED rated for PNS: A Photo by Me on Nov 25, 2015
Comment: Hello, I'm sending a very special thanks to you for your postcard. The photo is so beautiful and bright. I got it as I was feeling really low that day and thinking about my own mom who is no longer with me. So it really comforted me to see it signed MOM at the end ^_^
Arhel rated for colours in series: purple on Nov 24, 2015
Comment: Ohhhh, lovely!!! Thank you so much for incorporating one of my favorite themes (rocks and minderals) into the card! It's a wonderful composition, and by the way, the mineral fluorite is lovely. :) Thank you so much!
Apelser rated for food package postcard #5 on Nov 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Mmm - the pic on the postcards looks delicious. I can do with it now in this heat....
Response: They are yummy! Glad it got there! #6 should be right on it's heels! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: OH what a GLORIOUS swap…. I love what you did with these gorgeous butterflies…. I got a big chuckle out of the gator…..and the MOON is gorgeous and I love fighter planes……GREAT swap!!! & thanks for the extras also…… Happy Swapping
Response: The gator made me giggle too! So happy you like them. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks I dig the Postcard
Response: I dug it too! Thanks for the rating!
Viridis5 rated for Another Crappy Swap: #7 on Nov 13, 2015
Comment: I absolutely loved your owl and the fact that you put a "hanger" on him/her and it looks like you may have made the little heart that says "Hoot" - Love it!!! Thanks so much! and yes, you are right, you could have hand-delivered it!
Response: That was a lot of fun to make and, yes, I made the little heart. Enjoy him and maybe we'll run into each other at the pub! Thanks for the rating!
vanneparis rated for Mail Art PC: The Muppet Show on Nov 10, 2015
Comment: Hi Julia! Thanks for the adorable Muppets Postcard! It is hysterical! I love how you added all the characters and thanks for adding Oscar, he is one of my favorites. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Glad you like it! Sorry it got so large, I got carried away. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome mail! <3
Response: I'm so glad you received it. I was starting to get worried! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Great postcard! I'm a big fan of old movies from Hollywood's heyday and of Gregory Peck. Thank you.
Response: That looked like a card you would like based on your profile! Glad you liked it and thanks for the rating!
Sallyo rated for geography #3: mountains on Oct 26, 2015
Comment: Great creative card! THANKS
Response: Glad you liked it! It was fun to make.
Comment: VERY cool card! And guess what? I've got a stack of Kleenex without a box in my medicine cabinet!!! LOL Oh well...I'm off to find some sea salted caramel...
Response: LOL! Sounds like a plan...now where did I hide those candies from myself?
samsstuff rated for colours in series: orange on Oct 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the funny little Florida Orange! It's too bad we're on opposite sides of the country, I'd totally take you up on your offer :-)
Response: Glad you liked it! He made me giggle too. Guess we'll just have to "veg out" separately together!
Comment: Love this card so much. All time favorite. It is hard finding those nurse related cards. I have been sent a few and cherish them so much. Watch out for those peacocks while you are driving. LOL
Response: Glad you liked it! It was funny that that card was in my stash! Thanks for the rating!
taeniura rated for bookimage postcard swap #3 on Sep 25, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard :-) Love it! And I'm so jalous of the little lizards in your garden! Shall I help you gardening???
Response: You can come garden with me anytime! You may want to when you are up to your nose in snow and we're still going to the beach! Thanks for hosting the swap!
hazelwitch3 rated for geography #2: desert on Sep 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the great desert postcard! If you liked The Yellow Wallpaper and Herland, do get hold of a book of Gilman's other short stories -- I think you'll really like them. I hadn't heard of Paul Salopek before but he looks really interesting.
Response: Glad you liked it! I am definitely going to read more Gilman!
miia rated for postcard altered with cross stitching on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your butterfly garden postcard! :) I also like knitting and cross stitching. I usually knit only autumn and winter time, and do cross stitch all year around.
Response: You are so welcome! I agree: Knitting really is a cool weather sport. Especially here in Florida! Thanks for the rating!
taeniura rated for fear on Sep 5, 2015
Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful card! Your story is so recognisable. When I was a child, boys threw spiders at me. It almost made me sick of disgust! Thanks for sharing your story!
Response: Glad you liked it! Someday I'll find that kid! Thanks for hosting these swaps!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 74 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
77 80 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 24 53 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


Artstamper on Nov 27, 2015:

Absolutely loved the Christmas PC you made for the Postcards not store bought WTA, Thank you!!

Artstamper on Nov 27, 2015:

Absolutely loved the Christmas PC you made for the Postcards not store bought WTA, Thank you!!

bbsporty on Nov 12, 2015:

Oh my!!! I am so excited about the postcard you sent me for the Oct WTA. I saw it on Flickr and loved it so much I even showed my husband it. I thought oh how lucky someone will be to receive this. And oh lucky me!!! It showed up in my mailbox. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

TerryF on Apr 30, 2015:


pkmccann on Apr 14, 2015:

On behalf of the Sisters of Holy Crap, allow me to welcome you to the dis-order. ;) Glad to have you with us! ENJOY!!

Angeljewele on Feb 7, 2015:

A belated Happy Birthday. Mine was on the fourth. I turned 50 and where I live we received 6 inches of snow that day

Login to leave a comment now!