Swap-bot Time: January 29, 2020 6:01 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: January 29, 2020
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States
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About Me

January 2020: I won't be around much. I've kind of gotten burned out on Swap-bot and all the drama. I may do a few swaps here and there so I will keep my page active, but you won't see me logging on everyday like I used to. If you need to send me a message I may not get it for awhile so be patient.



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. :)


milkiss rated for Christmas postcard on Jan 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute card!! Happy new year :)
HappyMom rated for Let’s Color - December on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing the app you found - your pictures are gorgeous!
SunflowerRose rated for Let’s Color - December on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Loved them
ButterflyLover rated for Swaps ~ Dear Fall Diary on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful journal! Thank you for sharing your fall and a few goodies! Happy Holidays. 🎅💜
calliedeaner rated for D, E, F Snack Swap -- USA on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! You went above and beyond!!
MBakker rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. Xx Monique
mariewilliams810 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I hope you have a merry Christmas!
christy102194 rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 15, 2019
Comment: thanks! :D merry xmas! :)
Marl33n rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!
Comment: thank you so much i cannot wait to open
Comment: I am so sorry I was in Ohio all last week, I just now got your packages thank u so much I cannot wait to open
JuneRosebud rated for Medium box giveaway on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Did u win?
Response: Not me. Did you?
Jewelss2 rated for Medium box giveaway on Nov 26, 2019
zurdoswifey rated for Christmas Advent Calendar - USA on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: I feel absolutely spoiled...I love the little numbered crocheted stockings that I can use for an advent for years to come...Cant wait to start opening these =) You went so above and beyond for this swap with the stockings....I almost cried when I opened the box haha
mchesser12 rated for Postcard Bag/Train #5 on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Took two and added four! Can't wait for next round.
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open on Christmas Day 10! Thank you! Merry Christmas! Day 10 12/22/19
Rosa1 rated for Swaps ~ 12 days of Christmas, Day 11 on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: thank you ~ waiting to open!
Comment: Thank you so very much
MNJoviGirl rated for Address Labels USA on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Got what I assume is a resend since it was postmarked November 7
Response: Um, I don't know why it was postmarked for Nov 7th since I put it in the mail on October 16th. Only thing I can think of is that it got lost between my post office and the main mail hub in Cincinnati where our mail is postmarked. (See my profile for explanation on our town post office if you are interested) This is why I never look at or worry about post marks, as long as I get my mail I really don't care when it was sent since this place is supposed to be about making friends and having fun. Thank you for the 5 especially since you thought I sent late.
Mimosagirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 12, 2019
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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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

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

Have you received Christmas Day 12 from me? I sent you a message but haven't hard back from you.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Having you as my friend makes me feel as if it is Christmas every day. Merry Christmas to my dear friend, may this season be filled with joy and laughter for you and your family. A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2019:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a safe and happy first day of winter!


"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"

  • Lewis Carroll

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 22, 2019:

Hi I got your post card on Friday almost 2 moths after its been post marked gota love the post office lol thank you xoxo

yvonne401 on Dec 13, 2019:

Hi Alicia! I sent you Christmas Day 12 today. It is inside a flat rate bag in two parts. It should arrive on Monday, 12/16. Tracking # is 9505 5153 9137 9347 2995 61. Hope you are having a stress-free holiday season.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 11, 2019:

HI I noticed post marks are 7 days late on all mail from IL, and I mail all swaps within 24 hours. I understand what you're going through with your mail system. I hate USPS, from now on I am mailing all type 3 swaps via FED EX or UPS

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:

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