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colleenbUSA

colleenbUSA
Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: June 29, 2022
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ BEFORE SENDING SWAPS 3/14/21

Swap bot now has my new address listed! Please be sure to send to that address!

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

I love to read, swap, listen to music, sip on tea or flavored coffee. 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 live in an apartment, with my furbaby. 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 Imagine Dragos, Mariana's Trench, and The Script

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

And the Glee Albums!

Likes & Dislikes

Likes

Dogs and coffee drinks 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, violence against anyone esp sexual violence, 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

Please NO bath or body items! My mom is extremely sensitive to strong scents and I have eczema!

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

I'm currently only doing cross stitich. Due to medical issues and space concerns, I've stopped doing paper crafts at the moment.

My favorite patterns are printed and with dogs/wolves/foxes, penguin, seasonal trees, and other nature images, as well as bookish images.

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- ice cream

J-

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

L- Luna Lovegood

M- mugs, Minerva McGonagall,Molly Weasley

N- Nutella

O-otters

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

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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 DO NOT SUPPORT what JKR has said on social media and I ask that you don't buy me licensed merchandise for HP stuff, if it's not licensed and JKR doesn't make money off it of, buy away, or just send something from your stash!

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'm going to have an Erin Condrin sized planner and a B6 TN for 2022, plus an Always Fully Booked reading planer.

I always love medical or dog care stickers or 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.

Adult themes I like

I enjoy tasteful nudes, swear words, dirty jokes, sexual themes, or sacrilegious themes

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the answers. Wow, when I think about it people have so much books so far, and I should find more time to read and less to play games haha.
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Comment: Thanks for sending your comments on Before the Devil Breaks You. Having read them, I'm not rushing to read the book myself but enjoyed hearing your reactions. Good luck with the rest of the series!
paperlover rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #124 on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the New York taxi postcard. I would go to a summer movie marathon to see all those John Hughes movies again. They are awesome!
mchesser12 rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. I have seen Bridgerton and You. Great list of jobs you wouldn’t want to have. We just returned from a trip and I tried to leave the hotel room kind of neat.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely email!
vigdisblom rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #125 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the super fun postcard. I especially loved your signature! I hope you have a fantastic day
mermaidery rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: Im currently rewatching all of Stranger Things. I also agree with you on YOU. Jedi is super adorable.Thanks for sharing!
debbiespoms rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #24 US Only on Jun 17, 2022
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Comment: Aww, What sweet & cute puppy dog PC ! I love it! Hugs to Jedi !
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Comment: hanks for your pretty card. I expected a little more description of your ideal book club. Who would lead it? How often would you meet? You want fictional characters as participants? You aren't fictional.Harry Potter character is gong to like mysteries and new adult romance? A bit confusing!
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - June '22 on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Such cute sheets! Thank you, Colleen! And thank you for the extra memos, too. I will definitely use them.
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Thanks for the rating & ❤!
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Comment: Your goals are very impressive. You have put a lot of thought into your amended goals. I love that you read a mix of medias. Good luck meeting your amended goals.
Response: Thank you! Thanks for the rating & ❤!
QuinGem rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #12 on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Bravo! You got a lot done! Hope your mom's surgery went well.
Response: It did, thank you! Thanks for the rating & ❤!
kristyrogers rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #12 on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: This was so much fun to read!! Greatly artistic! You did a great job getting everything done!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating & ❤!
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Comment: Great tips and I don't believe for one sec you won't make your reading goal! I am curious about the podcasts you mention - what are they? Maybe I shouldn't - I don't want to go down anymore podcast rabbit holes, LOL!! Thanks for joining my swaps!!! xxMuggleMom
Response: LOL, I dyslexified one of the questions! I will probably meet at least 2 of my 3 reading goals! As for podcasts mostly true crime, including True Crime Obsessed which is comedy and they cover true crime documentaries, The Lady Vanishes, Final Days on Earth, and The Murdaugh Murders podcast, all long form on a case or two of true crime. Thanks for the rating & ❤!
ButterflyGirl85 rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 12, 2022
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Response: Thanks for the rating & ❤!
ariestess rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the rating.
KSENiA rated for R&W: May 2022 TBR progress on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for the rating, ❤ & for joining the swap.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for the rating, ❤ & for joining the swap.
Millia rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing some bits from your May with me 🌷 Especially the bookish planner spread looked really lovely!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thanks for the rating & ❤!
HappyMom rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 8, 2022
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Comment: Loved everything on your list, and appreciate the visuals! Esp. Jedi ❤️
Response: I'm glad! Thanks for the rating & ❤!

Rating Overview

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jun 21, 2022:

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For the awesome address labels from my June wishlist at CPG! I love the designs and I especially appreciate the smaller sized ones - perfect for jams, pcs etc:) Always so sweet of you to think of me!!

phillaine on Jun 14, 2022:

Thank you for the VERY cheerful happy mail. So vibrant and pretty before I even opened it!. You know how much I love happy mail stickers and PDT labels (the bookshelf borders are my favorites, and I love how you went with the reading theme)! Looking forward to decorating some envelopes for my fellow book-lovers. :) I have some friends in mind who will just love these unicorns, too. Thank you for the thoughtful and generous gifts, and most of all for your kindness. Have a lovely day!

bluerose3 on Jun 11, 2022:

Thank you (CPG June wish) for the address labels. I like the images you chose :)

JuneRosebud on Jun 10, 2022:

Colleen, Thank you for the birthday card on RAKS ONLY USA for my June Wish List of birthday cards. I was very happy to receive it=)

Poohtat on Jun 9, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome coffee happy mail for my CPG June wish. I love what you chose for me. I write this while drinking a yummy cup of vanilla coffee. Lol. Love your Easily distracted by Dogs sticker on your envelope also. This fits me so perfect. If I go to a gathering where the host has a dog, that's where you will find me instead of with the people. Lol. Happy swapping, Jannine

Kirkdebb on May 31, 2022:

Thank you for the swap cards RAK! I love the variety of different images! I can't wait to use them!

annanymark on May 29, 2022:

Thank you so much for the perfect CPG May wishlist. I love it ❤️

BusyB on May 24, 2022:

Thank you Colleen for the happy mail with a birthday card and cat postcards! I love the white cat PC. It looks a lot like our Yuki. :) Love your stickers you used on the envie. So thoughtful of you to remember me this month. ❤️ CPG May wishes

phillaine on May 12, 2022:

Hello, Colleen. Thank you so much for the thoughtful and generous birthday treats you sent me for my May CPG wish list. Everything is lovely. The happy mail sticker flakes are absolutely adorable and I'd never seen them before. Thanks again, take care and have a lovely day! ♥

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

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