Swap-bot Time: April 16, 2021 1:59 pm


Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: April 16, 2021
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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I'm a bit behind on ratings due to a now 5 day long migriane.


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


While I appreciate 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, stationery, and PDT labels. I ask this because I am moving and having to downsize everything I own but especially craft/swap stuff, so it will most likely just be passed onto someone else, and as of 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!

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


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


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

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.


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


F-fudge, Fred Weasley

G- George Weasley

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

I- ice cream


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

L- Luna Lovegood

M- mugs, Minerva McGonagall,Molly Weasley

N- Nutella


P- puppies, penguins, pink, purple


R- Remus Lupin, reading

S- Sirius Black

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



W- wolves, washi rolls




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!


I love to plan & swap planner goodies!

I have a 2 Classic Happy Planners.

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.


Highlander18 rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup USA APRIL on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Great cards - new to me map cards. Never tried the Non-machinable sticker - not sure it really works.
Comment: Thank you!
penandpamper rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #63 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: I totally agree with you, those planet was a runner up for me!! Thanks for the postcard!
lilamint rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #62 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. I used to live in Harrisburg, PA, which is very near Lancaster County.
jessnewson98 rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #25 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Those are definitely some cool covers there, Colleen! They'd definitely catch my eye too!
Comment: Ooh I've read a few of what you had on your list! Thanks for the email!
jessnewson98 rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #23 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Your bookplate idea is so cute and I love it to pieces! Like I can see it clearly in my mind and just 100 x yes to it! I hope you have a lovely day, Colleen!
Comment: Clearly my memory is failing me! Sorry about such a late rating Colleen! Thanks for your list, you read A LOT!
fiorellaione rated for TBR: In March I read ... on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your progress and your neat charts! =D
DreamCloud rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #25 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Colleen, thanks for sharing your book cover preferences with us! ❤️
Comment: Good recommendations. I added "Go Ask Alice" to my TBR list. xxMuggleMom
USAFwife rated for R&W In March I read .... EMAIL on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Looks like you had a good reading month! I've only read one on your list, I think, last year for a popsugar challenge. Thanks for sharing your list :)
Allylu rated for LLU: Drop Everything and Read Day on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Sounds like a good plan. Hope everything goes well for you. Happy Reading!
nancylee rated for Profile Deco Swap - Easter Animals on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet images. Please stick to 300 x 300 pixels or less, they were cutoff but I appreciate the effort and sentiment. I hope you had a lovely holiday.
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard and sharing all about your cats with me.
jessnewson98 rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #24 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Colleen, hi! I apologise for the delayed rating, I actually had this in archives because it was rated but alas some issues with rating lately. Anyway, thank you so much for your email, I found it really nice!
Comment: This still hasn't arrived but mail was and still is insane so I'm going to go ahead and archive this. No resend necessary.
Response: That's so weird! Everything I've sent at the same time with both PCs has arrived! Thanks for giving me a 5!
KSENiA rated for TBR: In March I read ... on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I liked that you added the amount you spent on books. I should track this one too.
KSENiA rated for R&W In March I read .... EMAIL on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
BeTravelicious rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - March on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: I now already secretly hope you participate again next month and you're matched with me again HEHEHE

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LadyJo on Apr 14, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG April wishes! I will enjoy using this all to create more Happy Mail!

traceyj on Apr 9, 2021:

Nevermind! I just figured out that you weren't one of my sending partners! Please ignore my previous message.

dog with hat

Silly me!

traceyj on Apr 9, 2021:

Hi Colleen! I can't find your email anywhere, would you please resend your e-prompt 25 (lovely bookcovers) to me?

dog searching

Thank you! Have a great weekend--

bluecrayons on Apr 6, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Easter Animals

im sorry i am late. i was having a setback after my surgery and decided i wanted to get sick also. i apologize.

greenwindow on Apr 6, 2021:

Profile Deco - Easter Animals!

Kirkdebb on Apr 1, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Easter Animals

lindseyjae on Apr 1, 2021:

Thanks so much for the CPG March wish! Such a good variety of postage stamps for me to use!

traceyj on Apr 1, 2021:

Happy early birthday, Colleen!

hogwarts pup

Have a terrific weekend :)

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2021:

CPG Easter Bling!




SharMarie513 on Mar 31, 2021:

CPG Quickie Easter 2021 Profile Bling SharMarie 513

Hi Colleen, Happy Easter!

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