Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 12:36 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: September 16, 2021
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States

About Me

Update: 9/12: Our family has tested positive for Covid Delta and we are quarantined until September 30. I will not be able send out assigned swaps until after that or go to the post office to pick up mail. So I will be late rating everything this month. Thank you for your patience and your understanding.

promise I will rate you when I get your mail. If I've not rated you then I've not got your mail yet. Please don't send me "reminders" that I need to rate you. They aggravate me. I know how swap-bot works. Sorry, that is my only bit of grouch. I promise. :)

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.

Some of my favorite swaps are:

Journal Swaps

Playing Card Swaps

Postcard Swaps.

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

I also love recipe exchange type swaps and join these quite often. This goes along with my love of cooking.

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 from time to time. 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 annoy me to no end. I really enjoy 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 adore 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.

Food Related

I wanted to add this section for swaps that included sending treats or snacks. I thought it much easier to list things here instead of having to give all the details over and over again for individual swaps.

Some of my favorite candies:


Reeses Pieces

Tootie Rolls (original not fruity)

Payday candybars

Twizzlers, strawberry or cherry only and NOT pull and peel or any version other than original.

I don't like solid chocolate bars or things like M&Ms

No Sour candy, Not a big hard candy person except for Rootbeer barrels and Horehound drops.

I'm a kid at heart and love gum. It's kind of hilarious how excited I get over a gumball machine. lol


I love getting different teas to taste. I really love fruity flavors. I don't like any form of mint tea though. PLEASE NO green tea. It gives me migraines. My FAVORITE tea is Twinings Australian Afternoon.


I don't like spicy anything. I love cheese doodle type things. Pass on BBQ unless it's the honey bbq. Don't like sour cream and onion or Salt and vinegar. Can't digest popcorn. White cheddar I have to be careful because a lot of companies use blue cheese as a base and I'm allergic to blue cheese. UM .. Maybe skip the savory snacks...LOL ... I'm a little picky.


Please skip. Once again I am very picky on cookies.


Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard from Austria.
Comment: Thank you! This was such a fun Q&A. I laughed out loud when you said that you saw yourself answering the questions five years from now. I would love to buy an RV as well. Here's hoping for our wishes to be granted. Have a wonderful day!
nomadmama rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 9 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for.the swap. Can't wait to open it.
mchesser12 rated for Isaiah's Calling Bible Study on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. And thanks for the cute kitty post it note box.
Comment: Thanks Alicia! Love the mail art! Waiting until the actual 13 Days of Halloween to open. 🎃
Comment: The giftie goes in my stocking and thanks for the extras...
Comment: Glad you found your cat! Sounds like u had a good summer. I hope you're ok
Response: Thank you! I hope you didn't mind the format. Do you think it is something I should try again or do you think I should go back to a tradition type journal?
rkassman rated for back to school pencil swap on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the shiny new pencils and the interesting looking tea!
Comment: Thank you, I cant wait to open it during christmas :D Happy swapping!
nanadiana rated for CPG QUICKIE: Daily Q's #4 - US on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Vanity Fair pc and sharing your list. 3,000 dust bunnies had me laughing! Take care!
Comment: haha cute decor on envelope haha! thanks I cannot wait to open
fabiana962828 rated for Traveling RECIPE book - Rnd 5 on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you
takinley rated for Proverbs 20 Bible Study on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers to the questions for this bible study. I completely understand wanting to get a swap mailed off so that you can join another swap; I was like that when I first joined. I love the washi tape that you used on the paper. God bless you.
Comment: Thank you! I look forward to opening it closer to Halloween!
Fabriqueen rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 -- #1 on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! The butterfly die cuts are awesome!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm so happy that you liked them!!
Comment: Such a fabulous envelope I don't mind propping it up on my desk until December. Many thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the quick swap. Love the witches. Can't wait to open it up.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks Alisha for a nice swap♥

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circularlogic on Sep 14, 2021:

I hope you and your family stay as well as possible while quarantining! all the best,


yvonne401 on Sep 7, 2021:

You are very welcome, Alicia! I appreciate you too!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

myancey on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks @aligurl75 You def went above and beyond! Thank you for the stickers for swaps in Usa wta they’re so awesome. Hope u join my swap I am hosting in the group that ends July 31. Take care

myancey on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks @aligurl75 You def went above and beyond!

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

HeidiJean on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the notecards for the May WTA! I loved the teal hearts one!

yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a Happy Easter Sunday!

May the miracle of Easter bring you renewed hope, faith, love and joy.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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