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MsBellaDonna

MsBellaDonna
Date Joined: July 1, 2017
Last Online: November 27, 2022
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States

About Me

March 12, 2022: Big news here! I got married today! For those of you who are familiar swap partners you will notice I’ve changed my last name to that of my husband. Everything else is the same.

Hello everyone! I live in a beautiful New England town in a quirky old cottage that was built in 1830. It may or may not be haunted.

My avatar is my sweet German shepherd girl Zoey. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge in January 2017 at age 14. She was very special. I miss her every day and will love her always.

I have a cat who was adopted from a local animal shelter. Her name is Zelda Mae and she is a pretty grey/white tabby with green eyes and very soft fur. Due to a change in my Mom's living situation I have taken in her Siamese cat, a beautiful girl named Sassy Lin. When it comes to animals I am a big advocate for "adopt don't shop."

I pledge to send my swaps on time and rate promptly! If you haven't received something from me or if I've omitted or overlooked a swap requirement (accidents do happen) I am happy to re-send. Please reach out to me before leaving a negative rating so that I can make it right.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy today's country music. Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Parmalee and Kip Moore are some favorites. I can also take it old school with Johnny Cash. Seriously, the Man in Black is awesome! Love The Wallflowers. And I can't forget The New York Dolls! (70's glam rock fun!) The song Estranged by Guns 'N Roses is an all time favorite.

Favorite Books

I will read anything that I find intriguing or interesting but I especially like mysteries with a supernatural element. Those vintage Gothic novels from the 1960's and 1970's are a true guilty pleasure! Growing up I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries and I so wanted to be her (boyfriend and cool car included)! I've recently become quite interested in Feng Shui so I've been looking for books on that subject. Biographies and autobiographies can also be of interest. Favorite time periods/settings include the 1970s, Scandinavia, New York City at the turn of the 20th century and the Great Depression.

Favorite Movies

I'm all over the road with this one... film noir like the Maltese Falcon and Macao are timeless. Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat is a definite favorite. If I come across Jaws or The Green Mile chances are I won't change the channel. I loved Never Let Me Go (and the book too). A comedy that can make you laugh out loud is always a winner. I saw We're The Millers in the movie theatre with my cousin and we still laugh about it. I also really like Streets of Fire, Dog Day Afternoon, Double Indemnity, Baby Driver, The Prestige and A League Of Their Own.

Favorite Television

Well... I do like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. I try to catch the local news at least once a day. I enjoy cooking shows like Chopped, Guy's Grocery Games and Beat Bobby Flay. Seinfeld is always good for a laugh. Remember the sitcom Wings? On a contemporary note I am really enjoying This Is Us. The true crime/homicide/forensic stuff fascinates me. (I still want to be Nancy Drew!) My Mom likes Say Yes To The Dress and when I'm visiting with her we will often watch that together.

Favorite Crafts

I like putting together picture album scrapbooks although finding the time to dedicate to do this is a challenge.

Other Favorite Things

German shepherd dogs, Game of Thrones, the color pink, anything with glitter and sparkle, polar bears, the moon, roses and sunflowers, cardinal birds, vintage Pyrex, black cats (my daughter has a one-eyed black cat named Alastor), things with leopard spots, ocean beaches, a good cup of coffee...

ABC's of me (work in progress)

ANTIQUES, AMALFI coast, ART Deco, AXE-throwing, researching my ANCESTRY, ALICE In Wonderland, BLACK cats, BILLIARDS, BRIDGES (Brooklyn Bridge!), the BEACH (especially the ocean), BI-planes, CARDINALS, CASTLES, COFFEE, 1967 Mercury COUGAR XR7, CHRYSLER Building, CRYPTOZOOLOGY, CHESS, art DECO, DARK Shadows, open all night DINERS, ESCAPE rooms, EIFFEL tower, EMILY the Strange, FAIRS (country/agricultural), FLARE jeans, FLEUR de lis, FOXES, FIREWORKS, FLEA markets, FILM noir, FERRIS wheels, FUNKO pops!, FENG shui, FOOD truck FESTIVALS, FORTUNE cookies, GERMAN shepherd dogs, GLITTER, GENEALOGY, GAME of Thrones (House Stark!), GELATTO, HONEY and HONEYBEES, HUMMINGBIRDS, going on a HIKE, ITALIAN ICE, IVY (not poison!), KOMBUCHA, KOI fish, KENO, the scent of LAVENDER, LEOPARD spots, LIGHTHOUSES, LET'S Make A Deal (Monty Hall!), LITTLE Free LIBRARIES, MAGIC and MAGICIANS, the MOON, MANEKI Neko (Lucky Cat), MYSTERIES and MYSTERIOUS things, MOJITOS, MINI-golf, NEW York City, OLD school, OLIVES, ORIGINAL, ONE-OF-a-kind, POLAR bears, the color PINK, PICNICS, PLATFORM heels, PLAGUE doctors, the PLANETS, PIN-UP girls (of yesteryear), POISON dart frogs, PIZZA, PRESSED PENNIES, The PARTRIDGE Family (David Cassidy, sigh!) vintage PYREX, PIRATES, PUSHEEN the cat, PUZZLES, REISLING wine, SAILOR Jerry tattoos, STARS, SUGAR SKULLS, SUSHI, SKELETON keys, SPARKLY things, SUMMERTIME and SUNSHINE, barn SWALLOW birds, finding SEA glass, STEAMPUNK, TAROT cards, THRESHER sharks (I love the tail), TIE-dye, UNIQUE and UNUSUAL things, WORDS WITH Friends, ZENTANGLE, ZESTA saltine crackers

I love secrets! Share one with me and I promise not to tell.

When swapping postcards I do prefer to receive mine written on and stamped (naked). I like keeping in line with the original intent of how the card should be sent and any bumps and bruises it may acquire along the way are all a part of its journey.

Wishlist

I've recently become intrigued by the idea of putting together a Franken Deck of Cards. (So far I only have one card and a long way to go!) I will gladly accept any playing cards anyone wants to send me. I am happy to reciprocate by sending you something in return :)

Ratings

explore rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #13 INTL on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. Hope you are enjoying the snow!
glassnowdrop rated for Easy PC Swap #3 on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the van gogh card! I love it. I hope you enjoy the winter snap! All the best
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Comment: Thanksgiving is okay. I always spend it with my husband’s family because my side of the family is so small. Hope you had a great day!
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Comment: Great card! Thanks!
vigdisblom rated for positive quote post card 4 on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: I like this card. Thankyou.
coolcamaro rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #109 on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Star Wars postcard. I hope your new snow boots keep you toasty warm this winter. I do not like winter because I hate the cold.
nicolebrooke23 rated for Black and White pc swap #113 on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Very neat pc. Thanks!!
marles rated for WIYM: Animal Postcard #4 Int'l on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! Love puffins too cute!
thehappycow rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #109 on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: I definitely can agree the cat is the smartest out of the bunch! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the post card! I also took some nursing classes in high school and quit while I was ahead. 💗
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Comment: Sounds lovely -- thank you.
NRGordon rated for TELL ME #9 on Nov 17, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun PC. I remember all those well.
squince rated for TELL ME #9 on Nov 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks! Interesting!
Lolle rated for Vintage tourist card #29 on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pc Donna, I really like the architecture of the town hall 💜
myancey rated for TELL ME #9 on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: I was born in the bicentennial year! I loved the fashion trends in the 70s. Love looking back at my mom with long hair to her butt and my dads sideburns and their clothes always make me smile
walla2kitty rated for TELL ME #9 on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: My sister had a sparkly banana seat bike.
swolverton rated for Mega Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much!!
Myself333 rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #31 US Only on Nov 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Your dogs sound like adorable sweeties.

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Comments

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2022:

thanks for your work in the cat journal love it :)

Mimi7 on Nov 6, 2022:

Just a friendly reminder, there are messages on the journal des chats page All journals are to be returned to their owners before Thanksgiving

Mimi7 on Oct 15, 2022:

Hi Donna I see you received my journal des chats on Oct 6th from kittyhahahotbot I would like for my journal to be mailed back before the Holiday rush if you are doing well and it isn;t too much trouble Thanks for working in these journals take care Donna

AZmom875 on Oct 7, 2022:

Thank you for working on my cat journal it was purr-fect!

simcoe54 on Sep 2, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

mchesser12 on Aug 17, 2021:

Thanks for sending my postcard back to me - National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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