Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2021 2:38 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: June 17, 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.

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. More modern the better. There is so much ‘old’ looking stuff out there. But anything related to cameras, typewriters, mail, dogs, coffee, cooking, travel, clocks would be awesome.

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.


apocaleepse rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #27 on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Especially the post cards! <3
Pandagirl805 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #27 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!!
Comment: You don't see potatoes made into art everyday! Definitely odd, and I love the backstory. Thanks for the send!
Comment: Way behind! Thanks 🙏
Comment: Hi Julie, I want to start out this rating with A BIG THANK YOU for your patience in receiving this rating on this swap. Since my surgery, I have had a difficult time, post-op infection, continued slow healing, and GI issues. I really enjoyed swapping with you, so I APPRECIATE your patience. The mail in Colorado continues to move slow, both in and out of the state. PLEASE be Patient with my mail as I never know how it will be handled after I turn it over to the Post Office. Thank you for the SUPER swap you put together for me. I look forward to adding the Jack and Ten of Diamonds to my Franken Deck. I'm getting close to finishing my Franken Deck, only need to finish the Diamonds and then 2 cards in Spades to get and add those to my Deck. I haven't e had the opportunity to swap with you before on Swap-bot. Over the last 8-9 months, I have met a lot of new swappers, new swappers to sending me a swap for the first time. This first experience has been WONDERFUL! . I look forward to swapping with you in the future. Until then, HAPPY SWAPPING! Before I close, THANK YOU for the 2 postcards. I will be happy to add the postcards to my POSTCARD COLLECTION. I also liked the card you made to write your note in. GREAT WORK!! Barbara sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thanks for the card. Grandma doesn't look like she's having all that much fun--maybe she's worrying about how she's going to pay for her vacation. Susan (brooklynbunch)
KarenLaneWV rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the neat stuff!! This is only the second time I've had a swap partner from West Virginia. I was born in WV, but also have lived in PA, OH, and CA. However, I really never wanted to live anywhere but WV! My daddy's family farm was on the Meadowbrook Rd and I spent a lot of summers there when we lived in OH.
Comment: Thank you so much for the playing cards. I don’t think I have any of those in my decks yet. I finished my first deck and I am almost done my second.
Comment: Thanks for the playing cards!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Spell B-A-B-Y With Postcards #2 on May 23, 2021
Comment: I really love the WV postcards--this is the farthest I've ever lived from the state (it's 20 miles to the border..up from the 5 it was growing up in Garrett County, MD), and I love these reminders of WV life!
debbiespoms rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #31 on May 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much Julie, for the 3 PC's and extra. Loving them ! Esp. The Roughlock Falls.
kayebubbly rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 16, 2021
Comment: thank you for the swap! have a great one!
tam2016 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome items you sent for the swap. I love all of it and can't wait to add the postcards and the playing card to my collection albums. Thanks!!!!
HappyMom rated for Scatts PC - W - Round 7 -US Only on May 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks Julie - we had some of the same answers :)
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I'm not a big fan. I root for the Red Sox because they are the home team and everyone around me is on that band wagon. That was a great movie though.
Brokenwings87 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, I love the postcards and washi tape! The notecard was a surprise and for some reason took my brain a bit to understand.
MarHelene rated for Vintage tourist card #02 on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #10 on May 4, 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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