Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2021 9:43 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: September 26, 2021
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States

About Me

I live in the state of West Virginia which is a whole different state than Virginia! For some reason many people don't realize this and it makes me shake my head! I spent most of my life in Michigan (44 years!) so I often travel through Ohio to visit family and friends back home. I am married with two young adult children - and love three fun rescue dogs, Molly, Toby and Zoey - Yes, I’m a big West Wing fan and they were named after characters from the show. Toby is my daughters dog but really, they are a handful but we love them!

Things I like to get in swaps - unwritten postcards, US mint postage stamps, bookmarks, washi tape, post it type notes, blank note cards, wax melts, coffee K-cups, socks (fun pattern), plastic credit card type cards with nothing on them (hotel key cards, Starbuck gift cards, any gift cards), playing card with any fun pattern on the back, fun shaped metal paper clips/bookmarks, crochet hooks (always use a J/6), dog treats and small adult jigsaw puzzles, magnets, homemade fun envelopes.

I am getting into art/junk/smash books and journaling. I don’t care for all the vintage paper and stickers that are out there. I like more modern, contemporary, fun stuff. So any papers, stickers, magazine pages/pictures of interesting things, especially my likes, would be great as an extra in a swap.


I joined here to swap postcards! I like both written and unwritten.

But I am really into glue books and junk journals now. Please send me any fun images from magazines -black and white are awesome! And anything that would be good for these journals. With magazines being such an oddity these days now that everything is online, it is difficult to get a lot of paper images.

For postcard ideas -

I like both touristy and non touristy cards. ESPECIALLY would love postcards with these themes -

Yarn, crochet (good luck!)

Coffee, fun coffee houses

Jigsaw puzzles

Postage stamps

Michigan colleges & universities

Baseball stadiums, anything baseball

Carmel California

Art - all kinds

Roadside attractions

Actors, musicians, bands

History U.S





barns, country life

Norman Rockwell type

Scotland, kilts







PLEASE Do NOT send small, vintage or old type postcards. I don't care for them. I just pass them on or throw them away. Not my thing.

Don't know what to write? I love quotes, book recommendations, what was the last movie you saw? How would you spend an ideal day? What one person (dead of alive) would you like to have lunch with? Podcast recommendation?

I have also really started collecting playing cards with fun themes. I have been starting to swap them and it is crazy fun. Have any extras? Send them on to me, I'd love them.

I’ve start to do art/junk/smash journals and love all kinds of ephemera for this. The only thing I don’t really enjoy or use is cutesy stuff like strawberry shortcake, hello kitty, etc…. There is so much ‘old’ looking stuff out there. But anything related to cameras, typewriters, mail, dogs, coffee, cooking, travel, clocks would be awesome. Pages from old books, especially with interesting illustrations or pictures - love vintage kids goods or travel guides.

I collect US postcards, salt and pepper shakers, Starbuck gift cards and state coffee mugs, antique coffee grinders, bookmarks and magnets.

I LOVE to READ - historical fiction, some biographies, non gory thrillers, suspense, classic literature. I have read some very good YA books recently too. Even though Lord of the Flies is my favorite book from my younger years - The Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew before that - I’m not huge into dystopia. I’m in two books clubs currently and enjoy most of the picks even though some are way out of my usual wheelhouse. I’ve read a lot of Harlan Cobden, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Marie Bennett, Lorna Landvik, Jeannette Walls, Lisa Jewel and Lucy Foley (two each of those). John Hart, William Kent Kruger and Phillips Gregory. I’ve read a lot about Hamilton (LOVED< LOVED) the musical and Molokai by Alan Bennett is one of my all time fav books.

Not fond of

Cats, Sci fi (except Star Wars), fairies, vampires, goth, fantasy, super heroes, kawaii, violence, unicorns, anima, tattoos, religious themes, tractors, cars, body building, vintage small type.

Favorite Crafts

I have done many crafts in my day -scrapbooking, crochet, beading, card stamping, rag wreaths and others. I have so many supplies that I could open my own store. Doing a lot with paper lately, cards, junk journal, recipe scrapbook and glue journals.

I do like fun stickers - no kiddie cute please unless it's Peanuts! U.S. mint postage stamps - love stamps of all kinds, gift tags, bookmarks, 'list' type paper, dog treats, coffee, magnets, candle melts (Scentsy and all other kinds), handmade soaps, note cards, coffee mugs and did I mention postcards? Ha

Contact me

I look forward to swapping and please feel free to contact me with any questions or issues. Communication is an easy way to resolve confusion or let someone know concerns and give positive feedback. I welcome contact with you all.


SunflowerRose rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Im not sure i could read that book. I was in 11th grade and watched it all unfold. I was so scared and couldn’t get home to my mom. Im surprised the teachers let us watch us looking back. We live near an army amo plant and made matter worse with all the fly overs. And for those reading this we live in va.
Comment: I love the postcards you sent, thank you.
Comment: Thank you!
squince rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #10 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Vickyen rated for Book you like PC #3 on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Julie! Thank you for the lovely book pc and share about your read! I had to look it and sounds like something I would enjoy - the reviews on Goodreads were conflicted, so that makes it even more so! LOL! All the Best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you!!! Love the cards you sent!!!!
moonchild89 rated for Tourist PC Swap USA on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: i have been through chicago years ago but mustve missed the bean. thanks for the pc.
riviwriter rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #10 on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! I LOVE indie bookstores
Mitziishere rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: You gave me such a great collection of goodies:) you went above and beyond, thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the great cards! And I LOVE the card holder you made. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you, enjoyed the postcard and note.
Comment: Thank you! Great cards! I did not have any of those. My favorite was Willy Wonka!
Response: OH I’m glad bc I almost swapped that out for something else. Willy Wonka is very cool!
acciounicorn rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #9 on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. The Midnight Library has been on my want list for a while now :)
ccmmsu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #26 on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Awesome cards! We love the Shedd Aquarium. My nephew and I have a thing about beluga whales (he's 30 now and it's still a thing with us), so that's a special card for me. Thank you!!
Comment: I buy more books than I can read too! (It's a hard habit to break!)
LibraryMaker rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #9 on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! :)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful LP postcards! I was born in Columbus: my dad was a chemistry professor at Ohio State.
Camiliann rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #36 on Aug 30, 2021
BobaBarb rated for Why is my mailbox so empty ? #28 on Aug 28, 2021
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Thank You

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hibiscus on Jan 23, 2021:

those playing cards were so great! thanks for being such a good swap partner!!!

samjowers on Jul 27, 2020:

what is I spy type fabric?

teddygirl on Jul 8, 2020:

Hi from Australia ❤ I've just come across you and we share the same birthday 😁😁😁

eileensariot on May 20, 2020:

I just rated you, but wanted to add. Thank you for the cool women's suffrage stamp. I noticed it, and I really liked it!

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 3, 2020:

Thank you for the Seneca Rocks Post card for the "unassigned" p/c roulette. I actually visited Sececa rocks and caverns back in 1991. Was so beautiful then and I am sure, still is. You brought back some great memories with your card :-) .

Prismcat on Jan 7, 2016:

erinhayden on Sep 12, 2015:

Thanks for the RAK postcard! It was a nice surprise! :)

nightshades on May 2, 2015:

Thank you so much for angel-ing Julie! I loved the Rockwell card! :)

Snuggles555 on Jan 21, 2015:

Welcome to Cold Hands, Warm Hearts! :-)

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