Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 3:05 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2018
Last Online: February 21, 2018
Birthday: December 2
Country: United States

About Me

I am mom of a fun two-year old little boy. I stay at home with him and love seeing all of the new things he learns each day. I was an orchestra director and percussion teacher, and sometimes I miss teaching in the classroom, but teaching my kiddo at home is pretty great. I still get to teach percussion at a local high school for an extra curricular activity (WGI), so that keeps my teaching chops up.

I also help run a non-profit youth performing arts organization with my husband. We are band nerds for life.

I am new to swap-bot, but I have no intention of flaking. Please let me know if you didn't receive my swap and I will resend asap.

Favorite Music

John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jamie Cullum, Justin Timberlake, Glenn Miller, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Shostakovich. I tend to find an album I like and listen to it until I don't want to listen to it for a very long time. I'll typically give everything a listen at least once.

Favorite Crafts

I love to craft. Crochet is my medium of choice most of the time, but I dabble in most of the craft world. One of my favorite crochet activities is yarnbombing. I use acrylic yarn most often because it holds up well, comes in a million colors, and I don't trust myself to make something that fits or looks good with more expensive yarn. haha

I have quite a collection of fat quarters that I have grand schemes of doing colorful quilts of, but they currently sit in a bookshelf.

I am just starting to do watercolor, and I find it really relaxing.

I also like adult coloring books.

Favorite Books

To be honest, I don't sit down to read all that much. I probably should, but if I am sitting, I am either crocheting or cuddling with my husband or kiddo. However, I am a fan of all of Emily Giffin's books. "Something Borrowed" is a nice, easy read.

Favorite Television

I am a sucker for the medical dramas that are all over TV right now. This is Us, Big Bang Theory, Gilmore Girls As far as Netflix shows go, I loved The OA and can't wait for season 2. I hop around quite a bit on genre, but I recently finished and enjoyed Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, Hart of Dixie, and The Great British Bake-Off.

Favorite Colors

I love blue, more specifically the color as the sun goes down and there is a tinge of green in the blue. The closest color I can think of is Cerulean in a crayola box. When I craft, I tend to use colors on the cool side of the spectrum. I'll throw in some warm colors for a quick contrast. I really like greys mixed with any color. I also like neon colors, pinks, and any fun variegated colors.

Random things I like/dislike

-I really would enjoy most anything. Handmade or colored instead of store-bought postcards are okay with me (even if it goes against the swap rules). Send something that makes you smile while you send it, And I bet I will like it. Below are a list of favorites, but don't feel like you have to send only things related to this to get hearts. I appreciate anything.

-Buttons- vintage, fun colors/patterns, or textured are great.

-Ric-rac, lace, fat quarters, felt, or other fun fabric items

-Yarn- I can put to use any kind

-Adult coloring books, pages, postcards

-Postcards- retro style- They don't have to be vintage to be cool- postcards with a recipe from the area, pictures of sunsets/sunrises, the ocean, mountains.

-Chocolate- I have yet to find a kind I won't eat, but the super dark (60% plus) aren't my favorite. I tell myself the antioxidants are worth it.

-stickers- any kind- My kiddo loves stickers and we use them almost everyday.

-Cats- I have 2, and stuff with cats in it is fun

-Dinosaurs- they just make me smile

-Music related anything-I teach music, so things with music notes and clefs are always fun to see.

-Flowers- I love daisies and peonies.

-Squished pennies

-Fun socks- especially with funny animals on them.

Dislikes- I don't drink coffee or tea (I do like hot chocolate). Black liquorice. Cinnamon (it gives me headaches). Spiders. (Other bugs are okay)


Comment: nice picks!
Comment: Thanks for the great words!
Comment: I love the word footle, it describes my inner child exactly :) neat card too :)
Hyshu rated for Note Card Pals 2018 #1 on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the note. I will try to reply timely.
redyellownow rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for great card - I do feel the same about those red rock formations of the Colorado Plateau!
JustSmurfie rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card on Feb 18, 2018
kimhoay rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC! If you ever find yourself in Eastern Oregon, you are more than welcome to swing by my place! (We are close to the Round Barn and the Diamond Craters).
rubyhousesliprs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Sagebrushs rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Give your kitties a hug from me, thank you.
sleepingrover2010 rated for Adult Coloring PC #65 USA on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Hello Alyssa, Thank you for the beautiful colored parrot that you colored for me. I love the colors you chose to color the parrot. I also love the colors you chose to color the stick. I I look forward to adding this postcard to my Colored Postcards Collection. Barb sleepingrover2010 P.S. Thank you for the lovely postcard and for the coloring postcard.
MelissaSpears rated for Newbies ONLY Disney ATC on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Alyssa thank you so much for the PRECIOUS ATC's!!!! I can't believe you sent me TWO!!!! I love them! You did a great job!! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you they are beautiful.
AnnaL rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you Alyssa for the beautiful Colorado postcard, I love it. Have a great week, Anna L.
PostcardAl rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: haha, thanks for the funny card. The eyes made it safely through the mail! Best, al
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
catandacecreations rated for 6 inch square swap on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Such gorgeous squares, I love the pattern. :) And thank you for stickers so cute. :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty dishcloth. This was the this one was the resend that you made and sent. I noticed that the postoffice is still saying that they don't have the first one that you made. Who knows it might show up eventually.
heatherc rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card and travel tips!
Comment: Thanks for the doodles! I can't do squirrels to save my life. Yours was so cute.
Poohtat rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. My husband has done all 50 states but I’ve only done about 30!

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RiverTopanga on Feb 21, 2018:

I can't figure out how to load the pic :-(

Scrapinitblue on Feb 4, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile Message #10

Welcome to Swap-Bot! Great job on filling out your profile! I have two little boys myself, boys are so much fun!

All the best to you!


momma197464 on Feb 3, 2018:

Hello from Texas Swap: Profile Bible Verse # 7

Im going with a LOVE Verse cause of Valentines Day.

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." ~ 1 John 4:16-18

TonyaAshe on Feb 3, 2018:

Hello from Cisco, GA!

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

Have a blessed and happy day!

Blessings~ Tonya from Profile Bible Verse #7

MichelleKemper on Feb 3, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #7

Hebrews 11:6 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Have a great day! Blessings, Michelle

jaimierandolph on Feb 2, 2018:

Swap: Profile Bible Verse #7 User id: jaimierandolph 1 Timothy 2: 9-15 9I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15But women will be saved through childbearing-if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

Matts on Feb 2, 2018:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:1-3

Profile Bible Verse #7

Poohtat on Feb 2, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile Message #10

I love the color blue. My sister’n’law just crocheted me a lovely multi blue scarf!

DosNinas on Feb 2, 2018:

Hey Alyssa ! <3

How are you? Any big plans for Super Bowl weekend? I honestly could care less about the game, but am excited about the food.

I attempted to learn how to crochet, but never really got the hang of it. My great aunt makes the little doilies and it makes me wish I knew how to do it!!

See you around. :)

Quick and Easy Profile message #10

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 1, 2018:

My apologies but I forgot to add to my message the swap ID...

Quick and Easy Profile message #9

DeAnna Varela

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