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aligurl75

aligurl75
Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: November 16, 2019
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States
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About Me

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:

Crochet

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

Notecards

Postcards

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

PLEASE DON'T SEND ME:

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.

Music:

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

Movies:

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. :)

Ratings

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MNJoviGirl rated for Address Labels USA on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Got what I assume is a resend since it was postmarked November 7
Mimosagirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: Wowww! These are gorgeous! I’m so grateful for the beautiful work you put into these and am saving the ornaments for my craft room Christmas tree 💕
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Comment: What a lovely letter, and such beautiful penmanship!
Response: Thank you, it was touch and go there for awhile lol. My mind goes faster than my pen sometimes so things can go sloppy fast!! Lol
GirlMomToTwo rated for 12 days of Christmas Day 11 on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: If that isn't just the cutest little box! I want to open so bad, but am going to hold off and try to wait until the twelve days of christmas. Thank you so much!
Leo0302 rated for ABC Snacks -- USA Edition -- B & C on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: cant wait to open thank you
PrettyAlice rated for 12 days of Christmas Day 10 on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! I’m excited to open it in December.
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Comment: Thanks! I’ll open in December!
Murmuration rated for Postcard Bag/Train #4 on Oct 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard bag! I'll be sending it on as soon as I can!
GirlMomToTwo rated for 12 Days Of Christmas Day 9 on Oct 25, 2019
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Comment: Cute envie! Saving it to open for christmas time! :) Thank you
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your detailed list. Going to grandma’s brought a huge smile to my face. And I second your woot-woot to no more gnats.
Jjean rated for Fall/Autumn A to Z Electronic Swap on Oct 23, 2019
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Comment: A fun swap and your answers were great - enjoyed reading them = Have a wonderful Fall
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Comment: Your list is so fun, very descriptive! I feel like I'm in the heart of autumn when I read them. Good job to JJ as well :) The little things that are special and make a difference. And...I didn't know ladybugs were a fall thing? YES to no more gnats!!
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Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open on the 5th day of Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open on the 6th Night of Christmas! Thanks for part 2 received 10/19/19!
jinxspinx rated for PHOTO Journal on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: This is a beautiful journal and i already saw some extra goodies in there for me!! TY!!! I cant wait to read through this journal and the pictures!! I hope you host another one of these. <3
Kraftylady777 rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 6 on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much
Rosa1 rated for Swaps ~ 12 Days of Christmas, Day 4 on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: thank you ~ I'm saving it!
MisplacedfromPA rated for 12 Days Of Christmas Day 8 on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Love the Envelope. Placed on my mantle to wait for Day 8 of Christmas.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Nov 13, 2019:

Hi Alicia! Thanks so much for the cute picture! Wishing a wonderful holiday season to you and yours as well!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 31, 2019:

yvonne401 on Oct 3, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

I sent you Christmas Day 4 today.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

HAPPY FALL!

"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." (J.K. Rowling)

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2019:

Hi Alicia! I sent you Christmas Day 2 today. Have a great week!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 2, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. (James P Hoffa)

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 23, 2019:

I am so sorry I wish I can join your washi and sticker swaps, BUT I am low on supplies right now

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 4, 2019:

Enjoy your holiday!!

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

GabySkye on Jun 7, 2019:

Thank you for hosting the homemade envelope swap! It was so much fun and I truly loved the envelopes I received!

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