9/5/2018: My sweet baby boy was born Aug 18! I can’t wait to slowly get back into swapping :)
Hello! My name is Jessica. I currently live in Florida with my wonderful hubby and our cute (and spoiled) Yorkie, Coco who will be 6 years old July 2018. We are expecting our first child, a boy, due at the end of August 2018 💙
I'm a true girly girl with a love for any and everything pastel pink and extra girly. IMO there can never be enough pink...the more pink, the better!
To make a long story short- My definition of perfection is being surrounded by girly things and laying in a bed w/ a fluffy blanket, wine, snacks and a good book or binge watching Netflix.
I created an Instagram account just for Swaps! I used to use Tumbler, but I decided to switch to Instagram! Instagram: WARNING:SPOILERS
I used to have a “Wall of Shame” but have decided to create a list of awesome swappers I’ve had the pleasure of swapping with instead ❤️ I’m not “shaming” the “Wall of Shame” I just personally don’t need the negative vibes on my profile. Swap-Bot is one of my favorite hobbies. This site should be a place of positivity and I feel like great swappers should be recognized more than flakers, non-raters and late senders (there are groups for those type of swappers!):
My favorite music...I listen to just about anything with a catchy beat, but if I had to narrow it down the categories would be: Top 40, hip hop, R&B (90's-Present day) and Pop.
I enjoy reading self help, romance or books that are funny. I've also recently started reading mysteries
American Horror Story, Gilmore Girls, Between, Lucifer, Supergirl, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Americans, Bates Motel, Salem, Family Guy, Big Bang Theory, Scandal, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Power, Last Ship, Grimm, DC Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, The Flash, Modern Family, Bob's Burgers, Turn: Washington's Spies, Twilight Zone, Pawn Stars
I love crude comedies and old horror movies. I may sometimes watch an occasional chick flick :)
A few of my favorite movies:
The Interview, This is the End, Nightmare Before Christmas, Psycho, All the Halloweens, The Exorcist, The Conjuring, Poltergeist, Neighbors 1 & 2, Clueless, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sausage Party, Bad Moms
And the list can go on...
Planning out my week gives me inner peace or as the planner community would say, "Planner Peace." I love to decorate weekly layouts with lots of planner stickers and washi tape. I’ve just went back to using my personal size rings planner! I can’t help it...I love rings! I still use my B6 travelers notebook though!!
I run Coco Love Printing Co. on Etsy! If you like pretty planner stickers, click on the hyperlink above
You can also check out Coco Love Printing Co. on Instagram for new releases and giveaway contest!
Other craft obsessions:
A pen pal(s) who has the same interests as me. I love anything girly, makeup, home decorating and small DIYs. I absolutely love to papercraft and plan in my planner. I like to read different genres of books and love magazines like Glamour, Cosmo and vogue. I also like any Interior design and cooking magazines. I like watching Netflix, TV shows and movies (see list above ☺️). I’m looking for long term pen pal(s) who love to write letters and send happy mail packages throughout the year. I would prefer pen pals to be at least 27+ years old and from the United States or any other country ☺️
Anything with HEARTS
Black and White office supplies to match my home office decor
Hot Chocolate, tea, coffee
Candles- I love sweet scents like cotton candy or marshmallow.
Bubble Bars and Bath Bombs - Any sweet or "Candy - like" scents.
Decorated pocket letters
Girly household / lifestyle items
Functional planner stickers
Chic fashion illustrations
Candy/snacks from my food "likes" list
Bath items (rubber duckies, mini bubble baths etc.)
LUSH lip scrubs and bath products
Nightmare Before Christmas anything
Coco Chanel inspired/themed items (illustrations, stationary, candles, stickers etc.)
Lisa Frank, Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, Pon and Zi, Anything Nightmare Before Christmas, Kawaii
Breakfast at Tiffanys anything
Girly journals, pens and stationary
Allen's Party Mix w/milk bottles and bananas (To all my Swap partners in Australia...I would love you for life!!
Favorite Stores : Lush, Ulta, Sephora, Michaels, Target, Etsy, Dollar Tree, Forever21, Marshalls, TJMAXX, Homegoods
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I tend to be attracted to vintage/victorian style Halloween decorations for the house, but love cutesy/fun Halloween supplies to use when crafting. Below are my Halloween "likes" for inspiration:
Nightmare Before Christmas items (automatic heart!!
Edgar Allan Poe items
I usually decorate the house in the colors : Black, Orange, and purple. I also LOVE that deep blood/burgundy red color you see on chic & creepy Halloween Deco. Love Halloween themed candles, figurines, fridge magnets, non - cutesy picture frames etc.
Halloween paper crafting supplies!!
Halloween baking supplies
Any Halloween desk accessories or stationary
I begin getting ready for the holiday season in July (I know, I know. Crazy, right?!). I love Christmas! Although Christmas has become so commercialized, I still think that the holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Below are my Christmas likes for inspiration:
Christmas baking supplies
I prefer Christmas "Wonderland" themed decor. So anything in the color White, Ice Blue, Gold and Silver. Shimmery and shiny things ALWAYS catch my eye
Christmas paper crafting supplies
mini snow globes
Christmas gift tags (I always run out!)
Pet Related Swaps
My dog, Coco is a Yorkshire Terrier! She is small, but thinks she is "BIG and BAD"! Grrrrr LOL Below are some of her favorite things:
Ropes! Her favorite! Big or small :-)
She loves balls! Especially ones that bounce
Squeaky Chew Toys (they are so annoying, but she loves them LOL)
Bones for small dogs
I love to look at my assigned partners profile for their likes, dislikes and wish list! I even look at my partners prolfile for senders choice swaps! I want my partner to enjoy and possibly LOVE the swap I send them
I love profile-based swaps! Most of the swaps I join will be "Type 3" - profile based or "Type 2/1" Happy Flat Mail Swaps.
Bubblegum flavored Jelly bellys
Gaint Chewy Sweettarts (the 4 pack)
Regular Rice Krispie Treats (no flavors like chocolate etc. )
Bubble gum and bubblegum flavored candies
Cotton candy (actual cotton candy and cotton candy flavored edibles)
Project 7 Rainbow Ice gum
Pringles, Lays or UTZ plain or salt and vinegar chips( not a big fan of the different flavors)
Intense fruit flavored candies like Starburst, Jolly Ranchers etc.
Tea, Coffee and Hot chocolate (I love all 3!). Side note- I don’t have a Keurig anymore, so I cannot use K-Cups. I plan on getting a Nescafé machine, but as of right now I use a regular coffee pot ☺️
Macarons (not macaroons...I hate coconut!)
Slim Jims (but please no beef jerky- I don't like it)
Ice cream flavored edibles.
plain Milk chocolate, chocolate covered graham crackers, Reese's, Nestle Crunch Bars, Cadbury eggs, Hershey Snack bites almond Cluster (these are the only chocolates I eat, but I'm willing to try something new that's similar to my chocolate likes!
Any candy that looks girly and pretty (like from Sugarfina)
I'm definitely a foodie and love to try new things. It always makes me happy to receive little surprise treats in a swap- from the US or a different country. I love to try those crazy/wacky flavored edibles :)
Black and White
perfume, blush, bronzer, lipglosses, lipstick, makeup setting spray, eyeliner and mascara.
Favorite Holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter annnnnnnd My Birthday (yep...my birthday is a holiday in my head LoL!)
Snack cakes (e.g. Tastycakes, Little Debbie etc.), Coconut, raisins or dried fruit, Valentines Day conversational hearts candy, Strawberry flavored sweets/food, Jelly filled sweets, I ABSOLUTELY HATE Peeps!! Yuck!, Scrap pieces of paper or partially used sticky notes/notepads, ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).
old or worn looking items. I hate that. I’m talking about the items that look like they have been sitting in a drawer for years that a person just wants to get rid of, so they decide to throw them in a swap package. IMO it is rude and inconsiderate. Send me items that you would want to receive. Unless it is vintage or an antique, please send me USABLE items that are in good quality when swapping with me.
Themes and topics that I don't care for: state/country souvenirs, birds, landscapes/scenery, wilderness, insects and pictures of animals (with the exception of puppies, small dogs and cute cats
I love receiving different snacks and sweets! BUT please only send STORE BOUGHT/FACTORY SEALED edibles...nothing homemade. Thanks :)
I will never rate down if I receive something from my dislike list. As long as the swap meets the requirements you will always receive a "5" rating from me.
As soon as I receive a swap, I open it! What can I say - I LOVE happy mail! I rate the same day I receive a swap for two reasons- 1. Because I know there are some people who want to get rated asap (nothing wrong with that- I'm the same way) and 2. So my partner knows I received the swap!!
I will always rate for quality not quantity. IMHO sending extras is a very nice gesture, but if they are on my "dislike" list then the "extras" aren't really extras. I rather recieve a swap that doesn't include extras, but contains quality items that I love, than to recieve a swap full of extras that I will never use. And I know a lot of swappers will say, "well you can just pass the "extras" on in another swap." But, I feel that swapping should be fun and tailored towards your assigned partner, not your assigned partner's "future" partner.
10-1-2016 : How I will begin rating:
5 rating w/heart : A swap that makes me happy and smile. I can tell my partner looked at my profile for ideas and sent something I REALLY love. I like to give hearts for thoughtful, well put together swaps.
5 rating : The swap I received met the requirements.
3 rating : Swap was late or didn't meet the requirements. (Life happens and sometimes takes precedence over a swap "send by" date lol Just communicate with me. I'm very understanding and hate rating under a five)
1 rating : Never received swap.
I DO NOT FLAKE!! I usually try to mail off my swaps well before the "deadline date." If there is an issue with a swap that I have sent or if you haven’t received a swap from me, please consider messaging or emailing me first BEFORE rating me below a 5. Give me chance to rectify/resolve the issue. When swapping, communication is a big factor. I vow to respond to all messages I receive in a timely manner.
I'm VERY selective when joining swaps. I ALWAYS make sure of three things: 1. I can send the items on time 2. I can (hopefully) make my partner happy and 3. I can afford to participate in the swap.
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