Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 5:02 pm


Date Joined: July 28, 2009
Last Online: December 6, 2023
Birthday: January 21, 1958
Country: United States

My Favorite Music

I still love and listen to the same artists and groups that I did when I was young. They include: Rod Stewart (saw him 4 times!), Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Bryan Adams, Josh Groban, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Abba, Neil Diamond and so many more. Plus I am and always will be an Osmond fan!

Favorite Books

Reading is my passion! I adore it and would have my nose stuck in a book all day long if I could! Not only do I enjoy reading the old fashioned way...I also love listening to audio books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, J.D Robb, James Patterson, Laura Childs, Linda Castillo, Stephen King, John Saul, C.J. Box, J.A. Jance, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Jackson, Debbie Macomber, Elin Hilderbrand and much more. Some of my very favorite books are the "cozy" mysteries! I'm still a Nancy Drew and Hardy boys fan at heart as well. I also love reading biographies. I have hundreds of physical books and just as many on my Kindle Fire!

Favorite Television

I'm not a huge TV fan but I am loyal to some shows. I have been watching "General Hospital" for over 40 years now.and have been fortunate to meet many of the cast members. I also really enjoy The Good Doctor, Bob Hearts Abishola, FBI, The Connors, The Rookie, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Fire Country and Autopsy. I still love watching the older shows as well and some of my favorites are: The Golden Girls, Bewitched, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Murder She Wrote, Charmed, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ghost Whisperer, The Bob Newhart Show, Friends, Emergency and Dark Shadows.

Pen Palling

I have been pen palling for over 40 years and am always happy to meet and begin writing to ladies who enjoy this hobby as much as I do. I have many pen friends in the US and in other countries as well. I also love to swap friendship books, friendship sheets, bags, stationery, stickers, notecards and journals. I love anything to do with writing and words!


I am also a huge Halloween fan! My fascination began when I was just a kid and loved dressing up in costume and going through the neighborhood with my friends "trick or treating." When I grew up and got married, two of my kids were born in October...one on the 17th and another on the 30th...just 27 minutes away from midnight. When they were growing up we always had Halloween themed birthday parties! When my daughter turned 16 we had a "Sweet 16, Halloween" party for her and it was amazing! We decorate our house and yard with everything Halloween and we usually start in mid-August! I love the stickers, the stationery, the decorations, smells, colors and mood of Halloween and Autumn

Things I Like

Any kind of stationery - the old fashioned letter kind or computer stationery of any kind, lined stationery

Postcards of scenic things, especially state map post cards


Candles - spicy kind, not flowery

Anything Autumn or Halloween themed

Kawaii items

Souveniers from your state in exchange for something from my state.

Journals...any size, shape, color, texture, lined

Pretty or cute blank notecards

Anything dealing with Snoopy, Thomas Kinkade, snowmen, witches, books, Black Labs or Mary Engelbreit

Cat figurines or cat related items

Scrapbook supplies

Snowmen items


Disney items, especially those pertaining to Beauty and the Beast

Things I Dislike

Kiddie type stickers or stationery


Not a fan of washi tape


stamped images or small scraps of paper

pages from books, old movie or raffle tickets or other items used for junk journals. I don't do them so I don't really have a need for these items

My Hobbies

Pen Palling Reading Cooking Crocheting Journaling Creative writing Jigsaw puzzles - especially the Disney and lighthouse themed ones by Thomas Kinkade Yoga Diamond Art Postcards

My Pets

I am a huge animal lover, and our family has been blessed with so many special ones through the years. Right now, we have a 6-year-old male Black Lab/Mastiff named Bear, who has my heart! We also have three cats who allow us to live alongside them. There's Chip, who is a 10-year-old male tuxedo, Autumn, who is a 4-year-old female tabby, two 9-year-old male Bengals named Benji and Casimir and our newest addition is a 4-month-old all grey female named Savannah. They are our furry kids and are loved so much!

About Me

I am a 65 year old Pennsylvania native. I worked as a financial secretary for over twenty years before taking an early retirement at the age of 62. I still work part time as a bookkeeper/person who goes where needed in my niece's Italian restaurant, alongside my husband, Bill. He is 72, retired and we have been married for 42 years. We have three adult children 40, 37 and 35) and three beautiful little grandchildren (8 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5) who captured my heart the moment I laid eyes on them! I am pretty healthy and active except for a profound hearing loss, for which I wear double hearing aids.


suepier rated for Mega X-mas card + a surprise 2023 on Dec 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the nice Christmas note paper.
Comment: All the hearts ♥️ First, what a lovely journal you created for your reviews. It was such a nice way to receive the swap! Second, I, just a tad jealous you made through so many books. We do seem to have similar taste in authors amd books. Nora Roberts has always been a favorite of mine, although I have not read her in quite some time. Verity I gave a 1 start. I would have rated it negative stars if I could. I hated it. Liane Moriarty,I used to like her books, but she doesn’t do it foe me any more. She had too many misses for me. I want to check out The Killer in the Kirchen! I didn’t realize there was a book series that went along with Murder She Wrote! I used to watch that with my mom and grandmother all the time. Anyway, I quite enjoyed reading your reviews and will look into some of these books myself! Thank you! ❤️
Fuchsi rated for G: Anne Rice on Dec 6, 2023
Comment: Dear Denise, thank you very much for your letter about Anne Rice. I was a teenager when the movie "the vampire queen" came out and I was fascinated by this, so I started to read the books in our local libary... good memories XD Have a wonderful december!
Comment: Hi Denise! Thank you for the beautiful card ❤️🎄
Lisserz rated for Mega X-mas card + a surprise 2023 on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and memo sheets.
viza rated for Mega X-mas card + a surprise 2023 on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you ❤️
Comment: Thank you!
Lolle rated for Colorful Notecard Letter #4 on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this pretty notecard! The black labs are adorable 💕. Hope you had a nice Halloween with your grandkids and hopefully there was some candy leftover 🎃 Happy Holidays from NZ, Carola
Comment: Wonderful envie! Thanks Denise!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, memo sheets and sticky notes. Enjoy your holidays.
Comment: /thanks for your list of favorite swaps and the lovely PC. I love waterfalls. If it takes a j=hike to reach one that's so much the better.
NRGordon rated for Would you Rather usa 14 on Dec 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap, your nice note and the lovely PC. I picked lighthouse too, for many of the reasons you stated along with the fact that a windmill would be to noisy.
Comment: Lovely Christmas pc. Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and sticky papers. I can use these right away. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Holy extra cuteness card! I love it. Thank you for the cute extras! ❤️♥️🎄
Comment: Thank you Denise! Can't wait to open it!
me2az50 rated for ANYCARD WITH PROMPT #87 on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the unique postcard and your answers.
Comment: Thank you and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
HennyPenny rated for SONG THEME #17 on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Great PC, the picture is wild! Out of your list Honky Tonk Woman is my favorite.
Comment: I love your Santa 🎅 PC, so cute. I love this time of year too. It holds a special hope! Thanks Denise!

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simcoe54 on Jan 21, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

mspandatrain on Jan 18, 2023:

Happy Birthday Denise!!!

mizvicky on Nov 7, 2022:

Hi I love your Profile We have a common interest of some of the same favorite authors!! I I LOVE Mary Huggins Clark as well... Her daughter is also an amazing writer,, Just wanted to say hello ..Vicky

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 8, 2022:

iM an Osmond fan too. LOL

MNJoviGirl on Aug 3, 2022:


Its Jodie from Minnesotalook under relationships!

lyssathemermaid on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you Denise for angeling the Serious Mega Notecard Swap for me ❤️ I appreciate it greatly and love what you sent :-) Warm Wishes

HappyMom on Feb 11, 2022:

Hi Denise! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


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SeleneW on May 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sweet card. I really like the panda stationery and butterfly notepaper!


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