Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2021 5:22 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2015
Last Online: April 5, 2016
Birthday: June 20
Country: United States
My Amazon Wishlist
Etsy Under $10
Etsy Under $5

About Me

Hi! I’m Nicole, or Nikki.

I am relatively new to the Chicago area, so I am looking for things to do when the weather gets cold! I love the idea of pen pals and swapping things with people that have common interests. I am a mid/late thirties professional in a large city. I am from a small rural southern town…where I spent all of my life until 1 year ago. I relocated in August of 2014. I was laid off from said company in August 2015 (due to a merger). I was fortunate enough to find another job quickly. I am not a religious person, but I was raised in a Christian family. I love learning about different cultures and religions. I ask a lot of questions….like what is a friendship book?? (I know, there is a glossary for me to familiarize myself with SB terms). I am a natural introvert, so I think having structure and themes to these swaps will definitely help me bloom. I love sarcasm, humor, and whit.

Movies and Music


I love to check out all movies (except Horror), but my all-time favorite is Spaceballs.


I love all types of music. I love to see it in person. I love to see it on TV. I love to listen to music 24/7. My go to fav is alternative rock.

Favorite Television

I DVR most of my shows and then binge watch them. I am a huge binge watcher. I try to get out and explore the city around me, but I also do not want to miss out on some good shows.

My current listings are:

Chicago Fire

Chicago PD

Law and Order: SVU


The Americans

Things I collect

Stickers (alphabet, owls, frogs, turtles)

Pens (any color, preferably gel or smooth ink)


Coloring supplies (thin tip markers)

Notebooks (for journals and jotting)

Note cards

Letter sets (cute)

All things coffee

Handmade embellishments

Super heroes (fav is Batman)


Coconut flakes (flavor is ok)

Cherry (flavor or whole)

Horror (movies/books/TV shows)



Cell phone charms

Mint chocolate candy/tea/coffee

Reward Stickers

Anything super religious

Fav Food/Drinks

I am obsessed with coffee and cupcakes.

I love to try new combo flavors that local shops come up with, like Nutella Latte or Honey Chipotle Latte. Who thinks of this stuff?

Oh, and Maple Bacon cupcakes…but my favorite is Red Velvet. I try to eat healthy so I can do my cupcakes.

I like candy here and there.

Dark Chocolate is my preferred chocolate.

My Favorite Time Suckers

I actively participate in local Meet Up groups.

I LOVE to read mostly any and everything (Horror is the only exception).

I recently discovered pod casts…my favs are

The Girl Next Door (Arizona),

Call Your Girlfriend (Long Distance Besties),

Wine Down for What (Jacksonville FL)

Coffee with Chrachel (Seattle).

I love to do paper crafts and watching YouTube videos on different techniques.

Favorite Colors


I love to see interesting color combinations. Like, I’m not a big fan of yellow, but I LOVE it paired with a muted grey. Not a big fan of brown….but LOVE it with teal.

I love sparkly colors…glitter, pearl, metallic, anything like that.

Favorite Crafts

I'm still learning.

Paper crafts (just got a cricut!)

UPDATE: 4/4/16

Hi all Swapping Friends. I have been super busy at work. I am also trying to move in the middle of all of this...with a death in the family...just crazy times right now. I have a 1 that I am working on clearing because of the shop owner (Etsy) not responding [albeit I admit on not hounding her because of my current full plate]. I have updated my address and to all of my pen pals, I will be writing back very soon!


Comment: Thank you!
bluecrayons rated for Getting to Know You: ESwap on Apr 18, 2016
sdin2pink rated for 5$ etsy swap #8 on Apr 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all your efforts! Love the page flags - so cute! :)
Response: Sent you an email and a PM. Apologies for being so late in responding to your inquiry. I have sent over screenshots to show that I did complete the swap on time, I am just having a difficult time with getting a response from the shop owner.
mchesser12 rated for email swap #61-80 on Mar 25, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I laughed out loud at the don't believe everything you read on the Internet. I can't count how many times a day I say that to my 14-year-old. Sorry for the late rate.
Comment: Thanks for the Keep Calm images you added to my profile page. Love them!!!
Comment: THANX YOU So Much for the lovely SAYINGS on my Profile!!!!! ❥ ♡💗 💘 💛 Fun & Beautiful!!!! Blessings, cc
Comment: Thank you. Criminal Minds is on the list!
dogwood rated for Getting to Know You: ESwap on Mar 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you; I enjoyed reading your answers :)
Comment: Thank you for the Keep Calm photos.
Comment: Thank you for the nice comment and accepting the friend request! :D
Teshiepoo89 rated for etsy wishlist swap 10$ #4 on Mar 1, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much!!!
Comment: Thank you :)
tatntole rated for Etsy Wishlist: $5 or less on Feb 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much. Happy swapping to you too.
kdeorne1 rated for Getting to Know You: ESwap on Feb 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me.
Jtodd62819 rated for Etsy Wishlist: $10 or less on Feb 20, 2016
Comment: Love the print!!! so excited!!!
FairyThyme rated for Girly Notecard Swap+Washi Samples on Feb 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous note cards and washi tape! You have great taste. :)
MargotBond rated for Childrens Valentines Cards on Feb 19, 2016
ShyAnn64 rated for Paper Book Swap on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!
IdleEmma rated for Getting to Know You: ESwap on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine and extra papers and note card!!

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chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

mchesser12 on Mar 5, 2016:

for APDG-Decorate my Profile-Keep Calm

from: mchesser12

VaGrammy66 on Mar 4, 2016:

APDG- Decorate My Profile- Keep Calm

drgngirl on Mar 3, 2016:

APDG- Decorate My Profile- Keep Calm!






anrtist on Mar 3, 2016:

APDG- Decorate My Profile- Keep Calm
So I decided to send 1 that represents each of my partners in this one! ;-)
FOR @mchesser12

FOR @chitownlady15

FOR @kdeorne1


FOR @Trader1244


FOR @drgngirl



& from me ;-)

I hope you ALL ;-) ...
Blessings, cc

Trader1244 on Mar 1, 2016:

This is for the APDG- Decorate My Profile- Keep Calm

liveve308 on Feb 14, 2016:

[ESG: Nice profile comment #2]

I love to binge watch series too, I hate when I only get to see one episode and it stops just as the story is getting to the good point :D I'm pretty behind on Gotham but I'm afraid I'll sit and watch it for a week straight if I start now XD

Not a big fan of coffee but I swear I could survive on cupcakes :D I bake a lot on my favorite ones are dark chocolate ones sprinkled with peppermint candies even though I don't really eat them alone.

Hope you're having a great day and happy Valentines!

anrtist on Feb 13, 2016:

ariestess on Feb 13, 2016:

Hi there! I'm one of your partners for the ESG Nice Profile Comment #2 swap.

I love Spaceballs! It's one of my favorite Mel Brooks movies. My other half and I watch it on a semi-regular basis and pretty much have it memorized.

And what are Maple Bacon cupcakes? I've had Maple Bacon donuts, but not cupcakes. Is the bacon baked into the cupcake or something else?

I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

dithreabhach on Feb 13, 2016:

For some reason my pic for "3&1s Leave a Comment and Picture" didn't show up on your page.So I'll try again introvert

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