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Date Joined: May 19, 2011
Last Online: April 24, 2013
Birthday: April 2
Country: United States
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NOTICE: My P.O. Box measures 3 in.x 5.5 in. If your envelope is larger than that, please write "DO NOT BEND" on it, or they will fold it in half to cram it in there! ; )

Hi there! My name is April, and I live in Alabama. I've been married for 7 years to the most wonderful man in the world! :) I'm very girly, but I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. My favorite color is pink, but I love all colors! I love angels, owls, and flowers... I love to read, write, sing, and watch movies. And I LOVE getting mail... so I was very excited when I stumbled upon swap-bot! :)

Favorite Music

I enjoy all kinds of music, but I'm a rock chick at heart. ;) Some of my favorite bands/artists are Paramore, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Muse, Florence & The Machine, Adele, Third Day, The Civil Wars... too many to name!

Favorite Books

I read all the time, so this would be too many to name as well... Some of my favorites are Pride & Prejudice, all the Twilight books, all the Harry Potter books, Captivated, the Hunger Games series, The Host, Where the Sidewalk Ends...

Favorite Movies

Again, this is a long list! One of my favorite things to do is snuggle up to my hubby and watch a good movie. :) My faves that come to mind are Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Never Been Kissed, Alice in Wonderland, Ever After, Whip It, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Legend, all the Twilights and Harry Potters... And I can't wait for the new Hunger Games movies!


I collect Willow Tree Angels... I think they're gorgeous! I draw and paint them a lot too. I love anything angel related, really. And I love hearts with wings also.

Recently, I've gotten on a big owl kick. So anything with an owl on it would bring a smile to my face. :)

A few "fetishes" I have are socks, pens, and bookmarks. I can never have enough of any of them. The crazier the better!! ;)

I also collect unusual decks of playing cards. I would prefer full decks, but I can still use incomplete decks for different crafts.

I would also love to get postcards, stationery, princess-themed items, and anything Alice in Wonderland-related...


  • I love playing DrawSomething. My username is angellarae if you'd like to play with me. : )

  • I'm trying to develop a green thumb, so any seeds you'd like to send would be great!

  • I wear a 9.5 to 10 US in shoes/socks

  • I love getting mixed CD's

  • Sunflowers are my favorite flower. I also love poppies, hydrangeas, and pansies.

  • I'm a big Audrey Hepburn fan

  • I love peppermint tea

  • I love jellybeans, especially Jelly Belly

  • My favorite animals are giraffes and zebras

  • I have a shi-tzu mix named Chewy :)

  • I love friendship bracelets

  • I play golf with my hubby and love to use pink golf balls and girly ball markers

  • I love puzzles, trivia, and brain teasers

My Hubby (Matt) Likes:

  • Anything golf related (tees, balls, ball markers, etc.)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Transformers

  • Chuck Norris

  • Family Guy

  • Country music

  • Justin Bieber (hilarious but true... ha ha!!)

  • Hats

  • Blue and green

  • Manly bookmarks

  • University of Alabama football gear

  • toothpicks

Things I'd rather not get...

  • I'm not a big fan of profanity

  • Anything sacrilegious... I'm a Christian

  • Any food or candy item that is not sealed

  • I have recently developed a lactose intolerance, so please don't send anything containing dairy. I can usually substitute lactose-free milk for regular milk in recipes though, so feel free to include milk in recipe swaps. : )

  • FB's

  • Chamomile tea

  • Black licorice

  • Anything smelling of cigarette smoke


Comment: Thanks, April, that's a timely story. I'd have liked a bit more description to make me see the people and the events in context. How is that suddenly one desperate mugger can terrify nine people? I like the prompt you gave for the next story, it will be fun to write.
junemoon rated for Short Story Journal #3 on Jan 9, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the journal. That was a pretty silly prompt but you made it into a logical story--quite a feat. I love your description,"puke green embarressment machine" and I wish you had been free to take off on that idea and write a story of your own about what having such a gift would really feel like to a 16 year old. Thank you for adding a grown up, usable prompt (that deserves a heart by itself)
Response: I hope you enjoy the prompt! Thanks so much for the heart. :)
deviousdomi rated for Short Story Journal #2 on Dec 31, 2012
Comment: I recieved the journal today. I understand what happened, thanks for keeping me in the loop. Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks so much for understanding. I hope you have a wonderful New Year! :)
HesapliParlakBulasik rated for winter wonderland on Dec 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating.
Taisa rated for winter wonderland on Dec 5, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Xx
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart. :)
beinguided rated for winter wonderland on Nov 30, 2012
Comment: thanks happy holidays
Response: Thanks! You too. :)
grammag rated for Christmas Bookmark or Tag Swap INTL on Nov 28, 2012
Comment: Thanks for all the cute tags! Did you make some of them from Christmas cards? I love them. Thank you so much. And I love the cute big confetti, too.
Response: Glad you liked everything! I did use some Christmas cards. :) I love recycling pretty cards I receive. Thank you for the heart! :)
JenniferMernastin rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #7 on Nov 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the interesting assortment of postcards for this swap. Thanks for reading my profile and yes, I do like the old buildings. :)
Response: So glad you liked the postcards! Thank you for the heart. :)
reauk rated for winter wonderland on Nov 23, 2012
Comment: thanks april for the winter wonderland pc
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
sweets rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #8 on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: ty for the pc's, i love them all especially the state capital one and it was the best of times
Response: So glad you liked them! Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: What a nice letter, can't wait to write you again. Love your letters.
Response: Thanks so much for the heart! I enjoyed writing you. :)
oliviadonkit rated for ~Etsy Color Theme~ Green on Nov 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks! Sorry this is late.
Response: No problem... hope you liked it! Thank you for the heart. :)
kerrydwynn rated for ez p-z hmpc on Nov 13, 2012
Comment: Thanks April!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart. :)
jennylynn46 rated for A Christian Pen Pal Swap on Nov 4, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! I had to go to California unexpectedly. I'll be back in Washington in a couple of weeks and write you back then....Jenny
Response: Hope you have fun in California! Thanks for the heart. :)
StrictlyRudeGirl rated for Smart Phone PC: October on Nov 3, 2012
Comment: What a great picture, love it!!!
Response: Thanks, it was a lot of fun! :) Thank you for the heart!
atlantian rated for Advertsing/Free Postcard Swap #3 on Nov 2, 2012
Response: Hope you liked it! Thanks for rating.
AmookIslandCreations rated for ez p-z hmpc on Oct 29, 2012
Comment: Hi April, I like diet cherry Dr. Pepper too. We don't get it up here though. Thanks for the great PC and note. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: That stinks! Glad you liked the PC though. Thanks for the heart! :)
liptontee rated for New & Used Stationery on Oct 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for my lovely package! I really like the stationery and the Papyrus card is beautiful. I really loved everything.
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thank you for the heart. :)
LunaUA rated for My Favorite Pen on Oct 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the pens! I've used those also and like them as well (they've already gotten some use since they've arrived, in fact). :o)
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart. :)
Castlequeen rated for ez p-z hmpc on Oct 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper postcard... amazingly enough, it's the only Dr. Pepper I like!
Response: My absolute favorite was Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, but I don't think they made it for long. :( Thank you for the heart!

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CajunLady on Aug 4, 2013:

Hello from Montgomery!!!

sugaraddict on May 26, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

Happycrazylion on Apr 30, 2013:

Thank you SO much for the Alabama map card!! It is hard to find postcards up here in NE Alabama unless it is space & rocket center or I get them off zazzle. Loved it!!

carmen on Jan 2, 2013:

So happy to see you! Looking at your profile reminds me it is time to post some more smart phone swaps. Happy new years and join my group! Hugs!

LovelyLici on Dec 29, 2012:

Hi there. I stumbled upon your profile, and I'm glad I did. We have a bunch in common. Owls, willow tree angels, music type, reading, writing, bookmarks... We should do a private swap some time. :)

racheljohnson on Sep 10, 2012:

This is a bit late, but thank you so much for the postcard and very kind note you sent for the Thank You Swap-bot swap. I love your list of reasons why you love Swap-bot. Users like you make Swap-bot great! Thank you.

anrtist on Sep 3, 2012:

Thanx for being such a Great Part of SB & LLL!!! Please take the time to check in the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group and see who is SWAPBOTTING in your area! ;-) Its open to all SwapBotters so feel free to invite anyone to check it out! Have a GREAT DAY ;-) & Happy Swapping! Blessings, cc

katiewoo on Aug 31, 2012:

This is the profile page of an awesome swapper! Thanks so much for the Frida Kahlo bag in the Etsy Surprise for two swap (and April wasn't EVEN my partner!!!) xxx

carmen on Jul 29, 2012:

You are a sweetie.

carmen on Jul 28, 2012:

Hey Lady, I posted some new Postagram swaps! Hope to see you there! Hugs.

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