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Date Joined: January 12, 2009
Last Online: November 14, 2014
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States

About Me

My husband and I live in a small town in Northwest Iowa. We have three cats...Becky and Almanzo live with us at home. Daisy lives at our office. She's in charge there. I like politics and am active in my local Democratic party.

I'm not religious, but I'm not anti-religion either. I'm mostly a live and let live kind of person. I do enjoy learning about different religions. When missionaries come to the door, we invite them in and listen to them. So far none have been successful at converting us though.


My favorite postcards right now are of realistic looking animals, especially wild animals. Bears, wolves, snakes, it doesn't matter. I even like creepy bug postcards, but not real bugs. Those are gross.

I also like touristy postcards, pictures of places...states, countries, towns, etc. I also like buildings, bridges, rivers. I like historical, black and white pictures too.

I very much appreciate it when my partners write a little something on the postcard. I collect postcards as much for the connection with people as for the postcard itself. I like to learn about different people's lives.


I like writing and receiving letters. I do tend to type anything longer than a postcard. I've used a computer for so long, I can't spell anything without the helpful little red lines under the mistakes. However, I don't send form letters. I don't much like those. I like to make an actual connection with a person, so I'll try to respond to something in your profile or in the letter that you wrote to me, as well as yammer on and on about my own life.

Favorite Books

I have loved to read since I was very young.

My favorite authors are Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Chiaverini, and Octavia Butler. I still love the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I like the Homecoming series by Orson Scott Card.

Other books I've enjoyed are: The Secret Fan by Lisa See, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

I like historical fiction, science fiction and just regular fiction fiction. I'm not as crazy about fantasy.

Other Likes

I like stickers and I love washi tape. I'm very liberal, especially when it comes to sticking things on my letters and envelopes. Hope that doesn't bother you too much. One sticker is good. Five stickers are better.

My favorite color is blue. I also like pink and black, black and white, and purple. I don't really dislike any color. Brown is even growing on me a little bit, especially if it's combined with pink. I love polka dots and stripes. Sometimes I even mix them.

A Couple of Notes

I tend to join a bunch of postcard swaps at once, so if I don't rate you, it might be because you didn't write the name of the swap and/or your username on it, and I can't figure out who you are. Please PM me and let me know what the postcard looked like, and I'll be glad to rate.

Considering the millions of pieces of mail that the post office handles every day, I think it's pretty amazing how often things get to where they are supposed to go...especially little tiny postcards. That said, I know that they screw up once in awhile, so I will always message you if I don't get something before rating. I would appreciate if you do the same. I never mind re-sending if needed.

Don't feel like you need to add extras to my swaps. I'm not morally opposed to them or anything, but I rate based on the swap itself. I'm pretty liberal with hearts too.


lexfrog rated for Stuff A Journal! - USA on Nov 3, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the journal - I am enjoying reading your entries. I am also a crazy cat lady!
Comment: Thanks - I don't have Iowa yet. :)
Melyssa rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt 6 on Sep 10, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for re-sending this swap. I love all the cards you included! I'm a little partial to the ND one in particular as that is where I was born and raised. Thanks again! Have a great day!
joyceann888 rated for yet another magpie journal-usa on Sep 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the really fun magpie journal!
SmashinSusan rated for Cutables- August 2014 on Sep 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful items you sent me! I can't wait to start using them in my collages and Smashbooks! Take care and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank You Lori for the beautiful swap :) I think You read a lot of what I call "personal struggle" books - extraordinary lives of ordinary people! I love those too. I added quite a lot to my to-read list! ! & the "10 books my husband owns but I won't read" section was hilarious :D
karenc5079 rated for Playing Cards State Swap - THREEs on Aug 27, 2014
Comment: I am with you. not sure what I am going to do with these but am really enjoying the swaps. Also I am looking at playing cards now everywhere I go.
Sunshinedaydream rated for WTA: Washi Snippets on Aug 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you! I absolutely love what you did with the envelope. Too cute!
basykes rated for Fun Facts on a Postcard - USA Only on Aug 23, 2014
Comment: That's a pretty long "footbridge!" But I loved the PC. We're big "Music Man" fans around here. I also would never have known how Mason City got its name!
mahlermail rated for ***LETS SWAP CUTOUTS*** on Aug 22, 2014
Comment: super cute -- thanks
Comment: Thanks for your list! mine took a lot longer than I anticipated too. I've read that c++ for Dummies that your husband has. I recommend skipping it :) Your quotes about reading were awesome
jencats rated for Baby Animal Postcards on Aug 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you Lori; I absolutely love the postcard and description that you wrote about the lion cubs. Best wishes Jenny
flowerchild rated for USA Small Washi Tape Swap on Aug 16, 2014
Comment: I think I have passed the "addicted" stage...I know I have outgrown the drawer I was using for storage! Thanks for the great collection :)
Comment: Thank you :) I received the twos for my state deck today, great addition!
ChelseaLake rated for USA Small Washi Tape Swap on Aug 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful selection! My favorite is the white with little blue flowers! So cute! I'm like you - I have no idea what to do with it all. I'm working on covering a cheap white bookcase with it in stripes, but other than that, I'm at a loss. I just like to look at it!
Carlyipo rated for USA Small Washi Tape Swap on Aug 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Beautiful card, Lori. Very dramatic! Thanks so much.
Comment: You really outdid yourself on this swap, enjoyed reading about the journey and I enjoyed all the tips along the way. Wishing you continued success on your weight loss journey. You are correct once it comes off, then keeping it off is another journey, I know as I have been on maintenance for 3 years now and it is super easy to fall back into bad habits.
AnitaHames rated for CL - Page 14 - last sentence on Aug 12, 2014
Comment: Very cool postcard! I'll have to look into China Dolls!
Whippet rated for Tranportation postcard 2 on Aug 12, 2014
Comment: Lori you get a heart as you sent me a memory postcard for the swap. No, I'm not collecting war items, it is that my father, 2 uncles were in WWII, 1 uncle in US Navy, & my late husband was Commander in US Navy, he was a Navy Nuclear Engineer working on approving rebuilding, installing nuclear reactors for submarines & cruisers. Yes, I actually toured with my husband - submarines, nuclear cruisers, & saw an aircraft carrier from pier. Hope you have a Happy Summer!

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Arabella on Sep 22, 2014:

title of the picture Hi Lori!!

jjcob on Jun 19, 2014:

Thanks SO much for not one, but TWO state postcards for my collection-you are so generous! Thanks also for telling me a little bit of info about each state-makes it much more personal :) I think now I just may have to visit the world's largest ball of twine!! LOL

TerryF on Jun 6, 2014:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Sternenfee and @TerryF

Bucket on Jun 29, 2010:

Thanks so much to you (and your mom) for angeling the "Recommend some books" swap! I've read a few on your list and have been planning to get into some Octavia Butler and Lisa See, so thanks for those recommendations!

lefroggy on May 3, 2010:

I'm so glad you got it :) and your welcome I had a lot of fun making it!!

Arabella on Feb 4, 2010:

Lori, I was putting a monster sticker on a card to Cassie and I discovered another sheet of stickers underneath them - froggies!!!

sarahejohnson on Jan 27, 2010:

Hi Lori!

I sent you a valentine for the Valentines! + a little something swap the other day, and I hope you like it! :]

RainbowSplatter on Oct 15, 2009:

another Iowan swapper??!!?? i thought i was the only one! haha.. well it's unexpected to run into another one! thanks for joining the upcycled bookmark project. :)

Toupti on Jul 23, 2009:


There is a new group.

It’s called Bookmarks of all kinds and you can view it here.

Please feel free to have a look and join it.

Toupti =D

Drachenfrau on Jun 24, 2009:

Thanks so much for the wonderful magnet for the magnet-WTA #1 (Souvenir Lovers) Lori! And your German is pretty good! :-)



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