Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2022 8:12 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: August 13, 2022

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds, Saluki, Borzoi, Shar-pei - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER,owls,foxes,turtles,rabbits and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • European countries,Japan ,Venice, and all of Italy, NYC

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NJ Devils, NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite(s).


I am not interested in ANYTHING political or religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa...that kind of stuff! : ) I appreciate that!

Please join me in any of my groups: International Fun Mail, Postcard trading group, Make A Wish (intl wishlist), Wonderful Wishes

I do not use : foam stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, fabric. I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite,but I have a few really cool ones that I've received! I do not really collect vintage postcards unless they are of topics on my likes list.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and cat hair and apples. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and the like - nudes in art welcome too. Please no animal cruelty,rodeos,hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. Also no bugs please. : /

About Me

Trying to recycle any envelopes I can so please don't be offended if you get one!

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am from New Jersey and miss it!

We are down to a standard poodle, a tortoise and some fish. ** We added a kitten our family in January 2022! Yes, I am allergic, but this kitty needed a home, lol!! He is a tabby and so cute. Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love big cities and the ocean/beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course, not in the same trip)
This year I went to NYC a couple of times, Philadelphia and quick trip to Windsor, Ontario. Upcoming this year: Florida, New England and hopefully Japan (third time's a charm?!).

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile. Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, but will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • horses

  • domestic cats

  • Italy

  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

  • the Netherlands

  • all birds, but especially owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, Marjolein Bastin,coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!!

  • Alain Grèe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!!!! Also like Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran, Joy Division, New Order, Pixies, B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and 80's "new wave", jazz.
Too many to name! Some day I'll make a big list! Love attending concerts.


LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Where I Live on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this fun swap! I think this one should be done a bit more often! I enjoy getting to see where people live or have info on! Anyway, I liked your envie! The two postcards looks like something I would check out! Oh the fold away map is so cool of the state parks! Oh I miss camping! Loved the overall swap, well it does have to do with traveling!
Response: Thank you so much - I thought it was a fun one too -- I will do more or similar soon! Yes, we love our travel for sure!! Thank you for the rating : )
LadyJo rated for NATIONAL PARK Postcard on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this postcard! I have read about this National Park and would like to see it sometime.
Response: Thank you for the rating, Jo! And happy you joined. I hope you will get up there one day - it is actually a very beautiful area -- the sunsets up there are gorgeous!!
Comment: Thank you! I loved the stamps that you used and the goodies that you sent :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating! It was fun looking through my stamps! : )
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. These too will be used.
Response: Oh I am so glad!! Thanks for the rating!!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. They will get used! I'm going to northern Italy in October. Lucky us - tickets were $900 because we purchased them in March.
Response: Awesome! We had a blast in Italy in December - enjoy!! Thanks so much for joining!!! xoxo
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #234 on Aug 7, 2022
Comment: As always, great postcard choices. Yipee for the unmarked stamps. Would you believe that some of these stamps you send me back, I have never seen before!!!!
Response: How awesome there are stamps you haven't seen!! Thanks for the rating!! xoxo
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Big Building PC on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great multi-view NYC PC of the Empire State Building! I love it. 🥰
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks a lot for hosting and for the rating! xoxo
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the beautiful postcards and a sticker sheet. I really love them all . Thank you for sending them out from your trip . I hope you had great time there😊
Response: You got them so fast again, yay!! Thanks for joining and for the rating! I am glad you like what I sent! xoxo
sleepykitty rated for VACATION Postcard on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard from your Florida trip! It sounds like you've been having a great time in the national parks! Hooray! 📬
Response: You’re welcome! We had a lot of fun! Thanks for the rating and for joining! : )
Lonestarchild rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #40 on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: The needlework cat cracks me up. I know exactly where that one is going! thanks so much for fun mail!
Response: Oh good! Such a cute one! Thanks for joining my swap!! xoxo
Comment: Susie mail never disappoints! Thank you!
Response: Awww, thank you!! Thank you for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for the nice note. That is wonderful that you were able to meet with your friends again. Enjoy the rest of your summer
Response: Thank you for the rating! We had a great time and really enjoyed our visit - always goes by so fast! I hope you have a great month! : )
Gnoe rated for IFM: Big Building PC on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the vintage-looking skyline of Chigaco. Been there in 1993 ;-) Not on that exact view spot though LOL I hope your FL vacation doesn't feel as long ago yet but is still fresh on your mind.
Response: You're welcome!! I was there last summer but before that it had been a good 10 years (besides the airport!). Still smiling about the Florida trip, it was great! Thanks so much for joining my swap! XOXO
Comment: Thank you! Really hope to see the Statue of Liberty one day in real!
Response: I hope you can too - I would meet you there! : ) Thanks so much for the rating and I am happy you joined!! XOXO
Comment: Such a beautiful envie! Thank you for the lovely postcards and goodies. I hope your enjoying the summer!! ❤️ Take care!
Response: Thank you for joining and for the rating! It has been a really nice summer, and lots more to go!! xoxo
debbiespoms rated for I Spy Something with a B (R4) on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Received your beautiful PC today, of Bonita Springs, Fl. I love the multi-view of it! I envy you getting to go there and to Naples. We miss Fl. so much. Hubby & I had lived in Okeechobee, Fl. and we could never find anyway back there moneywise. But I'm so glad you had a fun trip/vacation. Plus seeing your Germany friends to boot. How nice is that! Take care and have a wonderful day Susan.
Response: It was such a nice trip - glad we could start going again! I didn't know you lived in FL before! I hope one day you can get back to visit. Thanks a lot for the rating and for joining! Be well my friend! xoxo
Ikat78 rated for I Spy Something with an A (R4) on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great Alligator pc!! Even in FL they aren’t easy to find. Love it 😍
Response: Thanks for joining and for the rating!! A lot of the ones I’ve seen are supposed to be funny so finding good ones is hard, lol!
greenleaf rated for Mix It Up! - July '22 on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the awesome cards !!! Everything is perfect and I love them all🥰 Cacti, 😊dogs, fox, Route 66, and such a lovely view of Ohio ! Thank you for picking the postcards I love. I love your address label as well!!! And thank you for the stickers. You have made me so happy . I appreciate the time you have taken for preparing the swap just for me. I wish I could give you hearts a lot more ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am really glad you like them all!! You got them really fast too! Thanks a lot for the nice rating and for joining my swap!! XOXO
feverfawn rated for Places I Haven't Been #1 on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Ireland & Australia postcards! I haven't been to there either, but would certainly not mind going someday!! Thanks for the extra space postcard too :)
Response: You’re welcome and I’m happy you joined! Glad you like the postcards I sent! Thank you for the rating : )
LadyJo rated for LARGE LETTER Postcard on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: How awesome to get this postcard from your FL trip! I just love the handstamps as well! That made it extra special! I hope you had a blast in Florida with your friends! Thanks so much!
Response: Yes! It's from the smallest PO in the USA! I was so happy to go! Thanks for joining and for the rating!! : )

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Zefaniya on Aug 11, 2022:

Thank you so so much for the stamps for July’s WW!!

LauraM540 on Aug 11, 2022:

Thanks for the great Random envie tag! Lots of fun goodies!

Petaltea on Aug 9, 2022:

3 postcards came! What the heck, I never knew you were only allowed to write the postcard in a certain direction. I believe I’ve done that before…postcard must still be out there somewhere 😂. The weather is gonna be hot hot and hotter these coming days! Have a great week!

Highlander18 on Aug 7, 2022:

Wow! Thank you very much for the August WW wishes, love the whale/lighthouse pc, the doxie is so cute and thank you for the new additions to NP and LP cards. The ladybugs are so cute!!!

Poohtat on Aug 5, 2022:

Thank you for the WW July random-ish envies goodies. I love it all. The postcard reminds me of the little donkey down our street. He is in a paddock area with about 10 other horses. He is keeping watch for them. He is adorable!

warheart on Aug 3, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely July WW group wish!! Love the hot air balloon!

LadyJo on Aug 3, 2022:

I am so delighted with the wishes you sent for WW July 2022! The map is so cool to have! I will keep this for our next time in FL We weren't at this area yet! I love the postcard, stickers, diecuts as well! All things so great! Thanks for thinking of me! :)

anicka22 on Aug 3, 2022:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcards for Make a wish- July! And so many

Petaltea on Aug 2, 2022:

Your postcards arrived! I will take care of them and send them out to you randomly. Have a good week!!

BusyB on Aug 2, 2022:

Oops! July WW for the last post! 😊

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