Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 6:40 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States

About Me

Would anyone be interested in a private Christmas swap? I joined @CraftyMommaOnABudget s 12 Days of Christmas swaps. I had to drop from Days 9 thru 12 when my family got sick so would love to finish these so I have them all for Christmas.

Not aware of these swaps? Here is a link to them. I would love for someone or more than one someone to PM me if interested.

12 Days of Christmas Day 9

12 Days of Christmas Day 10

12 Days of Christmas Day 11

12 Days of Christmas Day 12

Update: 9/12/21: Our family has tested positive for Covid Delta and we are quarantined until September 30. I will not be able send out assigned swaps until after that or go to the post office to pick up mail. So I will be late rating everything this month. Thank you for your patience and your understanding.

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. :)

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.

Some of my favorite 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 along 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 from time to time. 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 annoy me to no end. I really enjoy 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 adore 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

Twizzlers, strawberry or cherry only and NOT pull and peel or any version other than original.

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.


dakotadee rated for 13 Days of HALLOWEEN DAY 13 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: thank you for the addy labels. I can use them. The card you created is so cute.
Comment: Thank you, can't wait to open these!!
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Halloween DIY on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Hey there Alicia! Received your wonderfully awesome swap today and thank you very much, for the so cute black cat Halloween card, 13 washi samples and 13 single stickers! As for the postcard that's taped down, no it wouldn't come easily & the tape tore the corners of it. But that's quite alright. Thank you too, for the Halloween PC thanking me for joining. Very welcome! Loved all sent!
GummiBear rated for Bible Study - Assurance of Victory on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: I have the same problem with my temper. God bless and thank you.
SavvyNatalie rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 #3 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Got it! Not opening until Christmas, thank you!!
Comment: Love thecards. I don't have them, so they areanice addition to mt deck. And thank you for the stickers. Love the girls. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! It’s put away until Christmas. I love the cute paper and tag you used 🎄
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Have a day and night of fun on Halloween. Hugs, Mona
JazD rated for Kid's Stocking Stuffer #3 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Love the cards & the kitty post-its.♥️ I'm getting up there with the number of decks I have too. My mom was asking why I keep buying cards! Lol I think I might have a problem! Lol!!
hanifahsekar98 rated for Self-printed Postcards #05 on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!
Comment: Thanks for a cute swap♥
Comment: thank you for your resend... i like your new cards. (10/7)
Comment: Thank you very much, for the Ohio PC and answers to questions. Like you, Halloween is my favorite holiday out of all!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty flower card! I hope your back is better soon.
Comment: Boo! Thanks much
Comment: Thought I’d already rated! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks Allie! This postcard is so cute!! I love the decorations on the back. Enjoy your garden!
Trevismom rated for KIDS Stocking Stuffers #1 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Hi I got it! We are saving it for Christmas. Hope you are all getting better! ❤

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yvonne401 on Oct 8, 2021:

Hi Alicia! Thanks for the cute picture and Happy Fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Oct 5, 2021:

Hi Alicia! I mailed you a Halloween card today.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 22, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

"Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful." - Unknown

Have a fun and safe fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

circularlogic on Sep 14, 2021:

I hope you and your family stay as well as possible while quarantining! all the best,


yvonne401 on Sep 7, 2021:

You are very welcome, Alicia! I appreciate you too!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

myancey on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks @aligurl75 You def went above and beyond! Thank you for the stickers for swaps in Usa wta they’re so awesome. Hope u join my swap I am hosting in the group that ends July 31. Take care

myancey on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks @aligurl75 You def went above and beyond!

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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