Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 2:58 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: October 30, 2020
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States
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About Me

I’m in the mood to do some swapping. Nothing strenuous at this point just relaxing. Since my surgery I’ve seemed to undergone a slight personality change and have very little patience for any kind of long involved endeavor. Nor do I feel like expounding on my day to day life in letters. What’s up with that??!! Lol Has anyone gone through these changes after major surgery?

UPDATE 10/28/2019: My post lady Norma showed me this notice today when I picked up my mail. This may explain why mail is running so slow. Everyone just needs to be patient and understanding with each other. I RARELY if EVER mark a person a 3 for late mail. This place is supposed to be fun. As long as I get the swap I'm fine with it. I do like a heads up from my partner if you are mailing late but I'm always fine with it. No worries! I believe that the 3 rating should only be if someone totally ignored the swap rules, like you were supposed to mail 3 things and they only mailed 1 crusty piece of something. Other that, sheesh, give it a break and just have fun. It's mail folks, not life or death.

Standard Mail, also known as "bulk mail", is processed by the USPS on a “time available” basis. Standard mail is not forwarded or returned if undeliverable unless a special endorsement is used. Standard mail will typically be delivered in under 5 business days locally, but nationwide it could take 2 to 3 weeks.

Favorite Swaps

I initially joined Swap-bot for the craft swapping but lately I've been in a creative funk. I don't know if my muse has gone on vacation or the crafty well has run dry but regardless I've not been doing much crafting swaps lately.

I find myself drawn to the writing type swaps. I've been doing a lot of journal swaps and I really love them.

One of my favorite journal swaps are:

Seasonal Diary/Journal hosted by @CraftyMommaOnABudget

I also like to participate in a lot of letter writing swaps like Long Letter, 10 Page letter and etc.

One of my all time favorite swaps that I join year after year is also hosted by @CraftyMommaOnABudget and that is her 12 Days of Christmas Letter swaps. If you click on her name you can go to her profile page and find the swaps she is hosting. These Christmas letter swaps are my favorite swap to be honest.

Other swaps that I enjoy are postcard swaps and random list swaps. I also really enjoying those tons of question type swaps. I do tend to like electronic swaps too and have joined the Electronic Swaps Group because I find those swaps easy, no pressure and help to increase the number of swaps you've done.

I've recently stocked up on over a 100 new postcards so if you want to do a 3 unused postcards in a envie then contact me. I'm always willing to swap for postcards (as long as my supply isn't running low). I just joined a Postcard Bag/Train swap and I'm having fun with that.

I also love recipe exchange type swaps and join these quite often. This goes a long with my love of cooking. See my "Other Hobbys" section below.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafty things I love to do are:


Greeting Card Making

Swap-Bot Card Making

Interactive Mini Albums

Faux Stain Glass

(I'll Add more as I think of it)

Things I Love To Receive

If you are wondering on what kind of things I love getting I am going to try and keep a list here that I can update as I go along. These things may change so be sure to stop back from time to time if you are partnered with me. HAHAHAHA

Right now the favorite things on my wishlist are:

Washi Tape Samples

List Pad Paper

Mini blank journals

Pens and Markers Any Type

Tea Bags

Stickers ( I love stickers but I never have enough to swap)

Address Labels (that you've made for me)

Swap-bot Swap Cards



I love real stamps on letters in place of metered mail if able.


Floral scented anything.

Musk or sandalwood based anything (allergic)

Ephemera (unless swap says to)

Political stuff

Anti-Christian items.

No horror related please.

Green Tea gives me headaches.

Favorite Media

I decided to incorporate the Favorite Books, Music and Movie section all under one heading to save myself a category.


I honestly don't listen to a lot of music. Usually only when I'm driving in the car. Then the station is tuned to the local country station just because it is the station that comes in clearest. I actually cancelled my Sirius XM subscription because we didn't utilize it enough. I don't even have a radio in the house. hahahaha All my CDs are in storage and I only have two Adele Albums on my phone. That's about it.

Books: Books are my obsession. I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Thanks to the SEO Library Consortium which is the digital version of the library. I listen to about three or more books a week. In addition to that, I probably read 10 or more paper copy books per month.

My favorite genre of books is murder mystery and psychological thrillers. I really hate romance novels of any kind. They don't make sense to me. I also love YA dystopian books. I only like sci-fi if it falls into the dystopian genre.

I really like when they combine mystery with cooking like in Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen's Murder Mysteries.

Some of my favorite authors are:

Dean Koontz

Janet Evanovich

Nora Roberts aka JD Robb

James Patterson

Patricia Cornwall

Sue Grafton

Joanne Fluke


I love love love love movies! I'd love nothing more then to watch movies all day long for a living...hahahhaa. Unfortunately, they just won't pay me to do what I love.

Some of my favorite movies are: Jurassic Park (All), The Transporter (Jason Statham!!), Harry Potter (All), Practical Magic, The Mummy I & II, Men in Black (All), Anything with Will Smith in it, Anything with John Cusack in it. I have a not so secret crush on John Cusack....hahahaha.

Another actor that gets my heart jumping is Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson.... Hmmm. I would go watch a movie of him just sitting in a chair for 90 mins. hahahaha

I do like Romantic Comedy movies but I usually only watch them once and then I'm done. I prefer action movies or movies with strong leading women who can kick butt like Lara Croft Tomb Raider.

One of my favorite actresses of all time is Sandra Bullock. She is amazing, she can play almost any role from a ditzy knucklehead to a butt-buster kick butt woman! I really hate sport type movies but I think she did a fabulous job in The Blind Side. I've watched it several times because it was so good.

Now onto other favorite movies: I love love love old classic movies. Black and whites from the 30's, 40's and 50's. I love Cary Grant, Gene Kelley, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, David Niven and many many more.

Other Hobbys

Whew! I almost forgot to add this section. I was actually reading over my own profile and saw where I noted for you to find this section. HAHAHAHA! I guess I should add it then, huh?

My newest passion/hobby is those food delivery boxes! I'm having so much fun with these things and I've subscribed to FIVE! Home Chef, Hello Fresh, Dinnerly, Every Plate and Marley Spoon.

Like I said, I am having so much fun with these boxes. I learned to make things I would have never thought of on my own, so I'm increasing my "tried" recipe collection. I love how you get a big box of food in the mail and it's everything you need to make three dinners for your family and for us it is actually saving me money because to be honest, we were spending a lot of money eating out because I was so TIRED of cooking the same things over and over again. Yes I had tons of recipes that I always meant to try, but it's a lot different having all the food delivered right to your front door and not having to go shop for it yourself. :)


Comment: very cute card . thank you.
Comment: thank you for the card! it is very unique! merry early christmas!
debbiespoms rated for Quick Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Hey there Alicia! Thank you much for awesome Halloween mummy PC! Did you find out, if there's Trick or Treat there? Did your 8 yr. old still decide not to go? LOL, That is so funny & cute your son saying he's too old to trick or treat. I went through that with my youngest of 5 Children. At the same age even as yours. he's now 26. But I kind of forced him to go trick or treating anyway & if next year you really don't want to go, you don't have to. He had so much fun, that he trick or treated for 3 more yrs. till he was 11, ha!
Comment: Thank you!!!
tam2016 rated for Traveling Sticker Book #13 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: I love the addition of stickers you added.
Comment: Holiday greetings, Thank you for the beautiful 3-D winter cardinal card. Happy Holidays ❤️🎄
janfu rated for Quick Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!🎄 💌
klover rated for Quick Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute halloween card. I love all the different pumpkins:-)🎃. Have a great day and a happy halloween!
denisedecker58 rated for Quick Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card!
lovelettererin rated for Quick Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!! I hope you and your son have a happy Halloween!
arystotle rated for Traveling Cooking Journal on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Your journal made it to me safely, love the design but I’ll have to glue the letters, a couple are coming off.
wolfeagle rated for Handmade Postcards -- USA on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
AcinomYtrom815 rated for Handmade Postcards -- USA on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: cool idea! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for your card!
mcorbus rated for Handmade Postcards -- USA on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: I've the card, thank you :)
howdyholly rated for Handmade Postcards -- USA on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Beautiful flowers. I had to look closely to determine whether it was homemade! Good job!
Response: Yes I use pictures I color in my coloring app and have them printed at Walmart. Just add shipping labels to the back to stiffen them up for mailing!!i figure if a person spends 20 mins coloring a pic it should be shared lol
Selewis91 rated for Traveling Sticker Book #11 on Oct 10, 2020

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MisplacedfromPA on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for your Halloween Post card. Always so nice seeing you in my mailbox. Happy Halloween!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 7, 2020:

Hi Alicia i hope you're well the 12 days of Christmas days 1 and 2 swaps are posted

yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2020:

Hi Alicia!


Wishing you a fun and safe summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Alicia!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Hi Alicia!

Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward!

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight at 2 AM!

Love and Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 25, 2020:

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2020:

Hi Alicia!


On this New Year I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and Joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 24, 2019:

Hello, i haven't been feeling much up to par to open gifts yet, i will open them before I leave to Ohio. My father is in hospice i am not taking this to well. Merry Christmas God bless you and yours

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