Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2018 4:17 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: June 20, 2018

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER,owls,foxes,turtles,rabbits and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • European countries,Japan ,Venice, Italy, NYC

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NJ Devils, NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite.


I am not interested in ANYTHING political or religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa...that kind of stuff! : )

I do not like/need scrapbooking supplies, ribbons, beads, buttons, paper scraps, craft supplies (not my thing and won't be used). PLEASE no! I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite,but I have a few really cool ones that I've received!

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and cat hair and apples. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and the like - nudes in art welcome too. ** Please no animal cruelty,rodeos,hunting, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover.**

About Me

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am originally from New Jersey and miss it!

I have 2 white poodles and quite an assortment of reptiles:a tortoise, a turtles, and lizards. Lots and lots of fish too!

I love the ocean and beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course not in the same trip)

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile. Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, but will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • poodles

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

  • the Netherlands

  • all birds, but especially owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!! I LOVE beaches!

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!!!! Also like Vintage Trouble, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran,Joy Division, New Order,Pixies,B-52's,Wilco,Beastie Boys ,Smiths, Ramones,Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and 80's "new wave",jazz.
Too many to name! Some day I'll make a big list! Love attending concerts.


simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #159 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Yay! Wonderful postcards and thanks for sending the stamps!!!
shtrqueen rated for TT&E: Note Cards #2 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely notecards - you always have such a wonderful selection! I love all the owls. Hope you're doing well. Have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping!
Response: Happy you like them!!! I’m doing well, enjoying the hot weather. Hope all’s well there and see you in another swap soon!! xx
Comment: Hi Susan, Thank you for the wonderful selection of postcards and thanks for choosing ones that I like so much. I can't get over the size of big ears on the Jack Rabbit! Best wishes from Jenny :)
Response: Yes! Their ears are HUGE! : ) I’m really happy you like the postcards I sent! Hope you are doing well xxx
CajunLady rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pics of your pets! My son has been wanting a turtle for a while now but he also has 2 fire belly toads that I have to take care!!!
Response: Yes, I imagine that pet care falls to the parents often! How cool you have fire belly toads! I feel like we’ve had one of almost everything but not those. (Yet!?) Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
VivaLaDiane rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Pepper Ann looks so sassy! I love it. Daphne is a doll too. That turtle is so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your babies with me. ♥♥
Response: She can be sassy for sure, ha ha!! : ) I loved this swap and thank you for the rating! xxx
mrsD rated for Tea and a Note 7 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for the 2 teas, your chatty note and the very sweet surprise rubber stamp set! you're the best :) :) :)
Response: You’re so welcome!! I hoe you can use the rubber stamps!! Have a great day! : )
milamilamura rated for FS: Book Lovers #1 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: What a gorgeous envelope and what a cute girly bookmark, I love it! And I love that tea, so thank you!! Thanks for the gorgeous postcard and for sharing about your book challenge with me, I'll admit I felt a bit lazy compared to your reading + cardio routine haha, but it inspired me to get stuff done. It seems like you've read tons of interesting books, and thanks for your recommendations, I'll definitely check them out. The "Book of Joy" looks like something I'd love to get my hands on, I'm actually very interested in Buddhism and I don't know if you know "The Dalai Lama's Cat" series, but it's 3 books written by the Dalai Lama's kitten and they're not only super fun to read but every chapter has a different lesson and every book is focused on a specific teaching of Buddhism, I highly recommend those as they taught me a lot and I had tons of fun reading them. I also love space, so the "Endurance" book sounds like something I'd love to read too. I'm ok with fiction and non-fiction, I am currently reading Little Women, how come I never read this? But I bought the Puffin in Bloom Collection, illustrated by Anna Bond and so I read Heidi, A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables and now Little Women, which is the last one in the collection. I love illustrated books and most of those I'm mentioning were not that popular when I was a kid, but what really got me into reading was Harry Potter. The first book came out when I was ten, and the last one when I was 20 and I was already in college, so in a way, it accompanied me along all those years. My mom, granny and I would make a fun plan for when buying the next book, like going for a walk, having an ice cream or hot chocolate (depending on the season) and then getting the book, so I have the best memories of that time and my friend HP lol. The next books on my list are Flow Magazine's book called "A Book That Takes its Time", lots of paper goodies in it, but also lots of interesting articles about mindfulness (which is one of the main reasons I like Buddhism, mindfulness, impermanence and non-attachment). I ordered some Agatha Raisin books on Book Depository because I loved the series and I'm soon getting my hands on some Poirot's books that I haven't read yet (I love mystery books). And I discovered Better World Books through a friend and I love how eco friendly they are, so I've been ordering used books like The Year of Cozy and other mystery books as well. I love cute books with nice illustrations hehe. Once again, thanks for such a cute and interesting swap, it's always a pleasure to swap with you!
Response: I’m happy you got it so fast!!! Yay! I’ll have to look into those Dalai Lama’s Cats books! I haven’t seen them yet! I’m on my third book since last week just reading at the gym. Why did I not think of this sooner!? Ha ha! Classics are a favorite of mine. My Dad always encouraged me to read them as a kid so I lucked out on a lot of required reading in school - I’d already read so many! I have never read any Harry Potter books if you can believe it!!! I love Agatha Christie books and Poirot too! I’ll have to put that on my list; it has been so long since I read any. I’m sooooo glad you hosted this swap! I loved it so much. Take care and keep reading!! XOXOXO
CindyST rated for Vacation Postcard on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. At least NY is just a hop and a skip away :)
Response: Wellllll, a long hop,skip and a jump, ha ha!!! Thanks for the rating, my friend! xxx
Comment: Such fun mail from you -- as always! (Apologies for delayed rating -- moving from Malta via Texas complicated my life!)
Response: Hope you’re settling in! Thanks for the rating - I’m really glad you got it, yay! xx
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #158 on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!!
Response: Happy you liked them!!!! Thank you! : )
Comment: The for the great selection of postcards, notecard and for the 😀 stamps.
Response: You’re welcome!!! Sent you more swaps and stamps this week!!!! : )
fbresnah rated for FS: Decorated Postcards on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cool pc!
Response: You’re welcome!! xxx
goinjenny rated for Space Postcard on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for the rating, Jenny!! xx
Paige1900 rated for FS: Decorated Postcards on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Great PC (I love red birds) and loved the note as well!
Response: Awww I’m happy to hear that!!! Have a great weekend! : )
goinjenny rated for TT&E: Note Cards #2 on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras!
TexyDeb rated for Tea and a Note 6 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh! Interesting tea's and a lovely note. TYVM I have no such tea's here.
Response: I certainly hope you enjoy them!!! Hope to see you in the next round!! Thanks for the rating! xx
knitterofhats rated for Send 3 From the List #6 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I love the bicycle notecard.
Response: Yay!! : ) Enjoy the weekend and thanks for joining the swap! xx
Poohtat rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5M on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Great selection!
Response: You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy the weekend!!
OrigamiGrace rated for FS: May Notecard Swap on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cheery note and extra notecard! I miss NYC!!
Response: Me too!!! I go as often as I can but that’s not enough, ha ha! Thank you for the rating!
Minxy1964 rated for FS: May Notecard Swap on May 31, 2018
Comment: You have a much more interesting life than me! I love the Unicorn card as well. Love from me and the feral one.... Lol xx
Response: I do love to travel but otherwise I’m pretty boring! Hope you have a nice weekend!!!! xxx

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ChrisAnne on Jun 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the great journal from the Who Likes Tag in CPG! I love it! And I have the same "Happy Mail" stamp. Have a great day!

simcoe54 on Jun 19, 2018:

Make A Wish - May Wishes -- Thanks for sending this amazing envelope full of wishes. Postcards, envelopes, stamps and banknote. Wow! You made my day!

MiRdLHWY43 on Jun 13, 2018:

Now I have to make this! I had no idea it was done differently than hot brewing, so thanks!

anicka22 on Jun 12, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely card and the beautiful postage you used. And I LOVE the snaimail rubberstamp you used. Mail from you is always such a joy to receive

justmesks on Jun 11, 2018:

Shirley, Thank you for the R A K cards that arrived today. I love them. My favorite is the Finland one. Have a great summer.

zurdoswifey on Jun 9, 2018:

Thank you for the Birthday card and goodies for my May wished in AATW =) Everything was lovely

Have a fantastic week

kiddomerriweather on Jun 8, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes (June AATW). As you know I’m waiting to open my wrapped gift from boygirlparty on Sunday. Love the Jareth pin (so did my sister). Loved the card and stickers. You’re the greatest! 😘

drgngirl on Jun 8, 2018:


Thank you for my AATW goodies for May!

anicka22 on Jun 6, 2018:

Thank you very, very much for the awesome lettersheets for my wishlist!

CariahCreates on Jun 5, 2018:

Thanks for the cactus goodies from my AATW may wishlist

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