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colleenbUSA

colleenbUSA
Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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09/12/2020 UPDATE

I'm a bit behind on rating e-swaps, I do most things on my phone but it's harder to read longer emails and notes with ratings on my phone. I'm working on catching up with those ratings!

IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ BEFORE SENDING SWAPS! 8/28/20 While I appriecate extras, I ask that from now until I state otherwise that the only extras people send are the following: unused forever stamps (any denomination), unused postcards, unused notecards, stationary, PDT labels and swap cards aka tag inserts. I ask this because I am moving and having to down size everything i own but especially craft/swap stuff, so it will most likely just be passed onto someone else, and as of a 2 weeks for regional and a month for international, I will not be giving hearts on the sole reason of other extras you might include that are not listed. Thank you for reading this!

UPDATED: 08/27/2020 Due to the fires and riots they've combined the two local post offices into one, this will slow down mail! Please be patient and understanding especially if something is marked as mailed on the envelope a day or two later than when I actually put it in the mailbox! Thank you for your understanding!

UPDATE 06/15/2020 Sorry, I’ve gotten behind on replying to ratings! I’m mostly on swap-bot on my phone, which makes doing replies harder.

UPDATE 4/11/20 I am and always have sealed my envelopes with a glue stick and tape, I do NOT lick the adhesive strip! I also ask to do the same and not lick the envelope closed at this time!

UPDATE 2/20/20 We now have a few different mail carriers and it appears one of them is not getting the outgoing mail so the mail may be stamped a few days after I mark it sent. I'll be letting the post office know about this.

I am not doing decos at the moment so please DO NOT send me any!

UPDATE: I am now officially moved, please send everything to the address now listed, if anything is returned to you saying that the address is wrong, please make sure you have sent to the new address, thanks!

I love to read, swap, listen to music, sip on tea or flavored coffee.Coffee is heaven in a cup, plus the only way I can function. All while cuddling my adorable dog! I am currently doing a lot of cross stitch and reading a ton to relax. I am disabled with fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder. Jedi, my bichepoo (bichon frise & mini poodle mix) is my emotional support dog.

I will be moving at the end of March and will update my address around the middle of March so as not to miss any swaps.

I live in an apartment, with bf. I live in a medium-sized town smack between Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL. The most famous person to come out of my hometown/current town of residence is Mark Ruffalo.

Favorite Music

Alt Rock above all particularly Panic at the Disco, Mariana's Trench, and Green Day Pop/Top 40- or at least I loved it in the '90s and 00's (think P!nk, Blink 182, etc) Pop-Country if that makes any sense- Like Blake Shelton Soundtracks- 10 Things I Hate About You, RENT (movie cast), and A Walk to Remember Soundtrack Broadway- WIcked, RENT (Broadway cast), and Avenue Q

Likes & Dislikes

Likes

Dogs and coffee are two obsessions of mine. I can name most dog breeds by sight or description. I love Starbucks!!

I've also recently fallen in love with kawaii penguins, dogs, and hedgehogs! Anything with them would be amazing!

My favorite colors are pink, purple, teal, and mint green. I love books, chocolate, coffee, tea, and dogs, as well as anything to do with those things.

I collect coffee mugs. I also collect bookish items (my favorite are candles) as well as dog-themed items.

I love candy, mostly chocolate, I prefer milk or white with some other flavor or a filling, caramel, mint, raspberry, peppermint, orange, coffee.

I love candles, I really love the ones with sweet or book themed scents.

Tea: NO MORE TEA!! LOL thanks but I'm backed up for years!

Stickers: craft quality stickers, animals, food or drink, non-religious holiday stickers

Harry Potter anything! I'm a Hufflepuff. My favorite characters are: Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Albus Dumbledore, Fred and George Weasley, & Molly Weasley

Dislikes:

Hard to open envelopes, please don't tape every available edge, it's frustrating try to get them open, and I am terrified I'll cut something if I use scissors, so it just stresses me out.

Colors: greens-not of the shade mentioned in likes, orange, and brown.

Scents: floral or woodsy or smoke

Topics/themes: Sexism, racism, misogyny, harm to animals or children, religious items, homophobic; spiders or cockroaches or scorpions

Tea: Caffeinated

Stickers: Cheap or kids stickers, religious, puffy

Washi samples, it's not that I don't like them, I just have an over abundance and nowhere to store them! Please only send them if they're really unique, required as part of the swap, or related to my likes

I HATE when people send me religious items-especially promoting a specific religion or church. Please do not include or send anything religious including bible verses. I respect your religion please respect my right to not be religious.

Favorite Crafts

UPDATE: I'm currently not doing decos! Please DO NOT send them to me!

Any type of paper crafts (mostly mini pls, and decos), I have mostly have been focusing on the decos, and use scrapbooking paper, stickers, lace, edging, glitter, embellishments, photographs, greeting cards, and postcards.

Swaps

I click for having sent the item on the date I put it in the mailbox, even if it's a holiday or Sunday and it will be picked up the next day, so if the date on the envelope doesn't match the sent day, this is why.

If something doesn't arrive please contact me, and I'll do my best to resend, please try to contact me before rating me a 1 or 3. I will never not send something,

I will message you if I will be sending late, which will happen very rarely! I don't have a car, due to my disability, so my bf mails things for me or takes me to the PO, so if something is late that is probably why.

ABCs of me

A- Albus Dumbledore

B- bichons or bichepoo (bichon/mini poodle mix), books

C- coffee, cats (not as good as dogs but stil ;) ), chocolate (i prefer milk or white), cake, cupcakes

D- dogs, desserts, The Dresden Files

E-

F-fudge, Fred Weasley

G- George Weasley

H- Hufflepuff/Huffleclaw, Harry Potter, hot cocoa (especially flavored!)

I-

J-

K-kittens, kawaii- especially hedgehogs, dogs, and penguins

L- Luna Lovegood

M- mugs, Minerva McGonagall,Molly Weasley

N-

O-

P- puppies, penguins, pink, purple

Q-

R- Remus Lupin, reading

S- Sirius Black

T- tea- themed items (i have too many bags of tea!), Teal

U-

V-

W- wolves, washi rolls

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Y-

Z

Favorite Books Movie and TV

Dean Koontz, Marissa Meyer, Jim Butcher, Amanda Foody and Ellen Hopkins are some of my favorite authors.

I love the Harry Potter series both the books and the movies, though the books were better! I also love The Lunar Chronicles series, The Dresden Files, Stalking Jack the Ripper series and Odd Thomas series as well as. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my all-time favorite book.

I like most YA books unless they have names I can't figure out with my dyslexia. I also enjoy sci-fi/fantasy and New Adult Romance.

My favorite movies are The Breakfast Club, Saved, A Walk to Remeber, Bring it On (only the first one), and many other 80s-00s teen movies, especially John Huges' movies.

My favorite TV shows include: Pretty Little Liars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, This is Us, Marvel's Runaways, The Vampire Diaries, and The Handmaid's Tale.

Postcard Preferences

I love animals especially dogs, penguins, or anything cute and fuzzy.

I'm not big on touristy cards. I don't like religious cards at all.

Coffee, tea, chocolate, Harry Potter or book postcards are sure to get a heart!

Planners

I love to plan & swap planner goodies!

I have a Classic and a Mini Happy Planner though I mostly just use the classic.

I always love medical or dog care stickers or laundry, empty dishwasher, change sheets, and wash towels stickers, as those are the ones I use the most.

I love anything dog, penguin, coffee/tea, and reading/books related!

I also love weekly kits, but I know those can be expensive.

Ratings

Rapsy rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #15 on Oct 29, 2020
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Comment: We picked the same genre, although I picked it for variety more than that I currently read a lot of it. Take Care :)
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Comment: Ty for my profile bling 😊
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Comment: It's awful when a favorite charter is killed in a series. :( My kids & I have been reading a series by Rick Riordan, and one of the characters died. Each of us took turns reading the book, and agreed to be quiet until everyone had finished, so as not to spoil it. But you could tell when someone got to THAT part! It was tough! Glad you liked this book, and that there weren't any big shake ups. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the Halloween bling 🎃 🎃 🎃
CraftyShana76 rated for PCEW20 Round 5 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: TYVM for the PCs this round. I had fun!
Drachenfrau rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #15 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Heya Colleen, thank you for your Email! :-) What does YA mean? 😂
Response: Hi! YA is Young Adult, sorry I forgot to put that in the email!
Carollee922 rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #42 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: I just watched The Craft with my daughters, and we love it!
BusyB rated for AN: Halloween PC #2 (US) on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Hi there! Love this black cat card and nice message! Thank you so much. Everybody is doing well. Hope the same for you and yours. Happy spooky night! 🎃
USAFwife rated for R&W: Thankful for TECHNOLOGY! on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. :) I haven't used stamps.com yet, but I do buy my stamps online and print postage labels through USPS so it's quicker & easier to drop off mail. It's a great time saver. :)
USAFwife rated for R&W Dewey's 24-hr Readathon EMAIL on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Wow, you really got into the challenge! That's great! Maybe in April I can learn from you. haha :)
christywebb rated for R&W: Thankful for TECHNOLOGY! on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: I love podcasts and I think I may be ready to switch from audiobooks back to podcasts again. I drive so infrequently now (my primary time for listening) that it's hard to keep up with a book nowadays!
Rapsy rated for R&W Dewey's 24-hr Readathon EMAIL on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Wow, you officially put me to shame on this challenge! Congrats to you my friend, you did amazing!! :) Take Care :)
Rapsy rated for R&W: Thankful for TECHNOLOGY! on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: It's amazing all the little ways we can find to adapt when we need to. Take Care :)
HappyMom rated for ESG: Dogs in costumes Profile deco on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: OMG - so cute! Thanks for hosting this one - hope you'll do some more!
traceyj rated for ESG: Dogs in costumes Profile deco on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness, Colleen, thank you for these terrific dog pictures. Have a great week 💖
cherlita rated for ESG: Dogs in costumes Profile deco on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: Ah thanks for the cuteness! They are all fabulous but the peacock one is especially cute :)
Carollee922 rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #40 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
debbiespoms rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #41 on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Colleen for the wildlife PC. I love the Wolves on it. I collect on wloves.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecard and stickers! Also, we just started a virtual true crime book/podcast discussion group at my library. Let me know if you'd like the details! :)
Bucket rated for TBR: In September I read ... on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: As always, love your charts! What's the long series you added?
Response: Thanks! I added the Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie. Thanks so much for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 746 74 73
Completed Fives Threes Ones
698 1020 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
164 474 60 0
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Comments

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

journalingrachel on Oct 28, 2020:

CPG: Halloween Profile Bling

Hope you are doing well & have a happy Hallowe'en!!!

journalingrachel on Oct 28, 2020:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

From CPG:

witches

pumpkin

LadyJo on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the great CPG October wishes! I just love these labels! Oh I liked the sticker you used on the outside envie, Happiness comes in small packages, like this one! Yes, you did send me Happiness!

HappyMom on Oct 25, 2020:

Hi Colleen! Here's to a festive and fun Halloween! I hope you think these dogs are cute - They made me smile :)

dog

pie

bat

Hugs from Happy Mom! ESG: Dogs in Costumes

cherlita on Oct 25, 2020:

ESG: Dogs in costumes Profile deco

I'd like to share my favorite fashionable dogs ever, check out their Instagram page, @nagico1121

I hope you enjoy them all!

Cherlita

traceyj on Oct 25, 2020:

Hey Colleen!

via CBC on Giphy

via ABC network on Giphy

via Crusoe on Giphy

via Oscar the Frenchie on Giphy

Thanks for coordinating this swap, and thank you for swapping with me!

ESG: Dogs in Costumes

Jessinpa on Oct 24, 2020:

Lonestarchild on Oct 24, 2020:

Thanks so much for the Destash Envie for USWTA 10/7 - 10/14. Fun things to play with!

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