Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 4:31 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: January 17, 2021
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States
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01/07/2021: Another round of crazy postmarks/delivery times. All of these letters arrived today - 01/07/2021




Sooooo... Let me SHOW you how crazy mail is right now. I received three pieces of mail today (11/28/2020) and just happened to glance at the postmarks. Normally I don't but this time I was amazed at the range of dates and the time it took for delivery.




So this is why I don't get freaked out over postmarks! The mail will get here when it gets here. We just all need to be a little patient.

I 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. :)

If anyone would be willing to do a private swap with me for playing cards that would be so wonderful. Just PM me with the cards you are willing to trade and I will set up a private swap. I joined a series of swaps but missed the Aces through Nines. The swap series is trading all four suits of one number (plus the face cards). It will look something like this:

For this swap send FOUR playing cards, each with a different design on back: Ace 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙋𝘼𝘿𝙀𝙎 - Ace 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙇𝙐𝘽𝙎 - Ace 𝙤𝙛 𝙃𝙀𝘼𝙍𝙏𝙎 - Ace 𝙤𝙛 𝘿𝙄𝘼𝙈𝙊𝙉𝘿𝙎

Please see the list below for the swaps I still need.

Aces: Thank you Marclively

Twos:Thank you Marclively

Threes: Thank you Juniestars

Fours: Thank you KellyR

Fives: Thank you Princess Leia

Sixes: Thank you Princess Leia

Sevens: Thank you CCMMSU



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.

One of my favorite journal 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 a long 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 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.

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

Caramel and chocolate combos.

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.


itsnobody rated for Build my recipe book Salads on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Mm i just love that you added bacon to my favourite potatoe salad haha. And the pasta one I'll try 100% yay thanks
draco rated for Build my recipe book Salads on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: can't wait to try them
KellyR rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #16 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Shiny! Thank you!
marinda rated for Holiday Card to PC #4 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love how you cut around to shape of the card. Very nice!
Comment: Thank you for pretty card & recipe. Which I got today.
KaliOya rated for Playing Card Swap - JACK's on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cards. All are new to my deck. Happy swapping in the new year!
valentina22 rated for December 2020 Journal Swap on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: I just opened my journal-I love all of the decorations and have just started reading it. It looks like a fun read! I like all of the tiny journals-so fun!
noone7212 rated for Winter Wonderland Christmas Card on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, I hope you're having a good 2021! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Kbrewste09 rated for Holiday Card to PC #2 on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks Alicia! I think that all the time too! They definitely need to make Christmas postcard stamps.
Eulegirl rated for Build my recipe book Soups & Stews on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Oh, yum! That loaded baked potato soup sounds amazing. I think I'll be making that one first!
Comment: Cute card. Thank you for the tea. Have a wonderful 2021.
Comment: Thank you so much for the glittery card and tea! I'll be drinking it tonight while I work from home. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! :)
armadillogal rated for Another Christmas Card on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and the tea.
Tricia22 rated for Christmas on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Happy New Year!!
NRGordon rated for Build my recipe book Soups & Stews on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap. One can never have too many Potato Soup recipes.
denisedecker58 rated for Holiday Postcard Swap! on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! Happy New Year!
Maddashin rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 2, 2021
e2java rated for Uninteresting PC Swap - USA - #3 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks - this has a cool vintage vibe and I liked the snowy theme.

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 4, 2021:

HI Mailing you a birthday card today

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 3, 2021:

Just letting you know Layla is going to mail JJ a small V-day package, nothing much just some flat items

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2020:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

May 2021 be much better than 2020 for everyone in this world. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 24, 2020:

Layla loves her gift thank you so much

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2020:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! May the coming year be a better one than this year. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 20, 2020:

Thank you Layla received JJ's gift. We cannot wait to open on Christmas! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

yvonne401 on Nov 27, 2020:

Your very welcome!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 25, 2020:

Hi Alicia! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! May your life be filled with happiness. Stay healthy and safe during this difficult time.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 18, 2020:

Hi Alicia! I sent you a Christmas card today. Please let me know when you receive. Thanks!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

MisplacedfromPA on Oct 27, 2020:

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

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