Swap-bot Time: May 5, 2021 8:26 pm


Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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UPDATE 4/27/21 I'm currently house sitting so ratings may be a bit delayed as I'm not getting my mail from home every day.

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 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


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.


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.


USAFwife rated for TBR: In April I read ... on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your progress! :) The monetary stats are interesting too! I probably don't want to see those stats for myself. :)
Comment: Thanks for setting up this swap! As well as sending me your answers. All your read books are completely new to me. Great!
monsbrick rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Colleen, you blow me away with your stats each month. Wow! And inspire me with that Bookly interface and graphic!!
Kairbear rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #2- US Only on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute puppy card! It looks a bit like my Yorkie!
BTim rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - April on May 3, 2021
Comment: Adorable dogs! Hilarious memes!
Comment: Thanks for the great images!
mchesser12 rated for WnWHS ~ May Day ~ Profile Deco on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile page with the pretty May flowers.
Vickyen rated for AN: National Pet Week PC (US) on May 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Colleen! I love the pc- your fur baby sounds awesome! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I love the new haircut! Great pic choices! I of course especially love love love the pups! Thank you for sharing
Comment: LOVE the vintage postage! Thank you!! You’ll be receiving a reply soon!
CWUmom rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #2- US Only on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Give Jedi some pets and treats from me :)
Comment: Thank you for your update. You got a lot of books in last month.
FairyLady rated for TBR: In April I read ... on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Seems like you had a great month. ^_^ I always love your charts. The Hiding place seems interesting. Is it very dark? Like borderline horror? Not a horror fan, I do like mild thrillers though. Otherwise I might pick it up. :) Thanks for sharing.
Carollee922 rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: My first library memory involved dogs too. Not as advanced as you, but I loved checking out Spot the Dog books
CHOWEFACE rated for Harry Potter Postcard #10 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks Colleen!
Comment: Thank you!
Narwhalciraptor rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #65 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I agree that Glee would have a terrible Dark and Gritty reboot haha!
traceyj rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks Colleen, I loved your story about your young self's obsession with dogs! Hooray for libraries :)
Candace rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: I was about the same age for my first library memory too!
Response: That's soo cool! Thanks for the rating and heart!

Rating Overview

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bluecrayons on May 3, 2021:

profile deco swap: star wars day

grammypammy on May 3, 2021:

WnWHS: National Space Day Profile Swap

Enjoy your day and please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

Pikapika on May 3, 2021:

Have a great Star Wars Day Colleen!!!!

Kairbear on May 2, 2021:

WnWHS May Day Profile Deco! 🌻💐🌸

mchesser12 on Apr 30, 2021:

for: WnWHS ~ Profile Deco Swap ~ #3

National Superhero Day

mchesser12 on Apr 30, 2021:

for: WnWHS ~ Week of Profile Deco Swaps ~ #1

National Kids and Pets Day

Rosa1 on Apr 19, 2021:

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Rosa1 on Apr 19, 2021:

Happy Earth Day!

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