Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 9:46 am


Date Joined: February 11, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Alisha. I am the person who still sends Christmas cards, writes letters and loves to send postcards! I am married and have two children. My youngest child just left for college so I am an emptynesting! I work in special education, grades K-5, in a small school district. I also have three black cats that I love dearly. My baby is my throwback Pomeranian, her name is Marlowe. We are a family who loves to travel and I cannot imagine my life without the ability to visit new places! I have a garden that I enjoy working in, but I don't seem very good at getting the vegetables to grow!!

Favorite Music

If it is live and in concert I can listen to anything! If it is playing in my car or on my phone it's usually classic country ( Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson ) the stuff I grew up with, 80's pop..also music I grew up listening to, the hits of today ( esp, if my son is i the car), or rock/metal because sometimes you just need to listen to that kind of music!

Favorite Books

Reading is more than a hobby to me, its a passion. I am never without a book. I have a room devoted to my books with a bed in the center (where else would I sleep but in the midst of all my wonderful books)! I am a natural speed reader so it is nothing for me to read 3 or 4 novels a week. It would seem that I would get nothing else done wouldn't it? I always find time for life!! As far as favorites, I love them all! I am a genre reader, I stick to mostly books that have a romance in them. It can be a paranormal, science-fiction, thriller, horror etc. as long as there is also a romance I am content. However, I do not like historical romance at all!! Just can't get into them, I don't even try anymore. I have so many favorite authors that I wouldn't want to try to list them all, but i'm always open to add a new author to my list!!

Favorite Movies

I don't make it to the theater that often! Maybe 2 or 3 times a year. My favorite movies are still Labyrinth and Never Ending Story. Although I did enjoy Deadpool.

Favorite Television

Just like with the movies, I don't watch much TV. I tend to watch what the family is watching..my husband loves shows like Walking Dead, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, and Archer. My son likes military or war shows like Band of Brothers and Pacific. If they are watching something I sometimes will watch along, but usually not.
I have a few TV shows I have enjoyed over the years: House, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, CSI, Bones. But, the only two I watched through til the end was House ( my favorite tv show of all time ) and The Mentalist ( 2nd favorite ) I do have a few guilty pleasures, and one is Dancing with The Stars. I try not to miss an episode. I will also binge watch cooking shows whenever I get the chance. I like Top Chef and Master Chef.

Favorite Crafts

I am not the most artistic/crafty person sadly.

I have just started to crochet and am having the most fun learning and making new projects!

I am wanting to learn to cross stitch, but I haven't started to learn yet.

I scrap booked for years and although I cherish my completed albums I don't think I want to take that on again..but, I would like to smash book or make travel journals. I am amazed at what other people's junk journals and smash books look like and I want to be able to do that.

I have recently started bullet journaling. I am a complete newbie!! But, I'm loving it.

I make photo books and I love it, my friends are jealous at how organized I am (I don't consider this a craft, but since I don't have many other abilities).

I was a photographer for a bit, a paid amateur is what I will call myself. I got pretty artistic when I would create scenes for the shoot but after a few weddings I couldn't handle the stress and quit altogether. I should have stayed an unpaid happy amateur!! My camera would be out more

When my family and I travel we always hit a local market or art fair because I want to take something home with me that a local artist made with their hands! Where we are depends on what that is.


Things I Like

These are some things that I especially like!


-post it notes ( of any kind, it's kind of an obsession)



-fine tip pens


-black cats

-recipes for all natural "clean" eating

-bags (shopping bags, tote bags, etc)




-shabby chic

-sea glass

-all shades of blues and greens

-chocolate brown and black

-pottery bowls and cups

-book themes


-photo theme


-travel theme

-handmade paper

-journals: handmade, bullet, smash books etc

-stickers (but not teacher reward stickers)



-video games ( I don't play them but the rest of my family is obsessed)

-key chains



-walking/healthy lifestyle

-washi tape

-fine tip sharpie markers

-note pads


-fun notecards

-silver jewelry




-fun water bottles

-cute cups and mugs

-die cuts


Things I Do Not Like

These are the things I can do without!

*Snakes ( I hate them)

*Tea ( I don't like it at all)

*Coffee (I don't dislike it, I just don't drink it enough to have any in the house. If I crave a cup I run through a local coffee shop)


Spritsy rated for MJS: Magpie Journal 2018 #4 (Int'l) on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Alisha, your magpie journal is AWESOME! My favourite item was your student's drawing and the little note about his progress. I'm working towards being a teacher as well so this warmed my heart. I also really liked the guitar picks, I've never seen those in a magpie journal before. Thank you so much <3
sherylk3 rated for PH: Non-Touristy Postcards on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Love the post cards, thanks so much. Glad your son was safe at least - he probably won't run out of gas again :)
roesslet rated for What’s in my bag? on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a great swap. It was fun to see what you pocked.
sherylk3 rated for PH: Pick a Word PC Swap #3 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - the book one is perfect, I love to read! My son confiscated the dolphin one, he really likes dolphins.
galadkria rated for Pamper Yourself Swap on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the package, my daughter loved the bath bomb and is now begging me to find more "unicorn dreams"
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Wow, you're fast! I can't wait to get a chance to really look through your journal - it looks fun!
marclively rated for Make me Laugh Postcard #2 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks ! ML
Comment: Wow, thank you so much Alicia, I love the journal you made for me!! It was great to have a peek into your life, read your notes and see so many interesting items foreign to my country. I hope your husband's finger is heaing well. :)
Wanita rated for My Favorite Hobby Pocket Letter on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Toooooo Cute!
yolomba rated for First Line of a book PC #3 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, I love these.
Comment: Thank you for the cute photos! I wish I could have cats but everyone else in my family is allergic. All of your pets are so cute!
Comment: Oh my!!! You are a busy lady! Glad swapping can give you a small reprieve from the craziness of life. No judging here... I feel ya!!
03Scarlett rated for Get 'r done PC Swap 1/29-2/4 on Feb 2, 2018
miamoy rated for Beginner Mail Art on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: I love your envelope!! Do you wish for a reply? =) I couldn't quite read out of your letter =)
Response: you can reply if you wish?! You don't have to, I will leave it up to you! :)
Comment: Awwww!!! Loved reading about your fur babies!!! They all sound adorable! Thanks for sharing.
Myerscaroline6824 rated for Penpal letter on a puzzle on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the puzzle! I will put it together and reply via regular paper if that will be ok to yoU (if not message me and I will reply the fun way)
Response: No, it's 100% okay to use regular paper!!!

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