Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 5:35 pm


Date Joined: February 11, 2017
Last Online: February 17, 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. I have a teenage son still at home and a daughter who is out on her own. I work in special education, grades K-5, in a small school district. I also have three black cats that I love dearly. I have been gifted with a Pomeranian puppy. It was unexpected and I am learning how puppy parenting is supposed to work..her name is Marlowe and she is now 7 months old. 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 ready 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)


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!!!
Comment: Thanks for the letter and hilarious PC! :-D
Comment: Oh my gosh!! I just got a chance to get up to my mail box today for the first time since Christmas and was surprised to see a package. Things have been so busy with the holidays and birthdays, (Mine was the 3rd and Bob's is the 4th). I opened it as soon as we got back from our birthday dinner out. This is the first time I've done a journal swap and I was so excited to see what you put together for me. I jumped right on the bed with the puppy dog and we read the entire thing. I love the Zombie menu! I actually discovered that place online when I was trying to find Zombie recipe ideas for another swap, such a cool concept. Thank you for putting so much time into making this journal full of neat things and sharing a little bit of your world. All the best.
Response: This was my 1st one and I had so much fun doing it!! I'm glad you enjoyed it😀
kdm1181 rated for Vacation 2017 Pocket Letter on Dec 31, 2017
Comment: Such a cool pocket letter, thanks!
laurenewlipp rated for Favorite Author Pocket Letter on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pocket letter! I have never read anything by Anne Bishop, but am definitely interested now :D thank you for all the goodies. I am especially excited about the calendar stickers! Thanks again!
rianheimgartner rated for Pocket Letter 'Christmas' on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Dear Alisha, what a wonderful en lovely pocket letter you made! It just made my day. Thank you so much for all the goodies!! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas 🎄
widelo123 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #5 on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Alisha, Thank you for the postcards that arrived on schedule. Both of them were great-barn and lighthouse. The lighthouse one was spectacular. I don't know how it could be standing with the tremendous force of the waves plummengling it. Both are keepers. Shirley
fiennesgirl rated for PICK LUCKY 7 #23 USA on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Love, love all the stuff you sent me and I'm impressed with the care that you took to check my profile and get things from it! Thank you so much for being an awesome swapper!
Leistessa rated for Mystery Box on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful surprise and coincidence right? Wish there would be a double heart to add when we are thrilled, here it’s! ❤️❤️ I found this very nice after a very rough couple of days! it was like my birthday! I loved the socks, the umbrella, the nail polish...the candle? Delish! So many goodies, thanks so much for this wonderful box! 🌈
eurocat rated for USA🐱 Just send me the cat !! on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Very interesting swap! the flower paper envelope is really big and pretty! Cat sticker and cat paper and postcard are very cute. Thank you for the letter and cat photo too! (╹◡╹)❤︎
Hsing rated for Just Randomness on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Dear Alisha, I haven't gone to the post office yet, but it seems like I have already received your envelope and not notice it. Sorry for making you worried. I love the stuff you sent me! I shall be able to use them in other swaps so thank you so much <3 I hope you are not sick anymore and have a nice day!
PineappleTarts rated for Black and White PC - US Only on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you! My dog is part pomeranian.
craftymimi rated for 50 Halloween Questions on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun Q&A list! I really enjoyed reading your answers!
KreativeKrafter rated for I Love Black Cats! on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: thank you !!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! My cats say hi!

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