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colleenbUSA

colleenbUSA
Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: October 21, 2020
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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09/12/2020 UPDATE

I'm a bit behind on rating e-swaps, I do most things on my phone but it's harder to read longer emails and notes with ratings on my phone. I'm working on catching up with those ratings!

IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ BEFORE SENDING SWAPS! 8/28/20 While I appriecate 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, stationary, PDT labels and swap cards aka tag inserts. I ask this because I am moving and having to down size everything i own but especially craft/swap stuff, so it will most likely just be passed onto someone else, and as of a 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!

UPDATED: 08/27/2020 Due to the fires and riots they've combined the two local post offices into one, this will slow down mail! Please be patient and understanding especially if something is marked as mailed on the envelope a day or two later than when I actually put it in the mailbox! Thank you for your understanding!

UPDATE 06/15/2020 Sorry, I’ve gotten behind on replying to ratings! I’m mostly on swap-bot on my phone, which makes doing replies harder.

UPDATE 4/11/20 I am and always have sealed my envelopes with a glue stick and tape, I do NOT lick the adhesive strip! I also ask to do the same and not lick the envelope closed at this time!

UPDATE 2/20/20 We now have a few different mail carriers and it appears one of them is not getting the outgoing mail so the mail may be stamped a few days after I mark it sent. I'll be letting the post office know about this.

I am not doing decos at the moment so please DO NOT send me any!

UPDATE: I am now officially moved, please send everything to the address now listed, if anything is returned to you saying that the address is wrong, please make sure you have sent to the new address, thanks!

I love to read, swap, listen to music, sip on tea or flavored coffee.Coffee is heaven in a cup, plus the only way I can function. 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 will be moving at the end of March and will update my address around the middle of March so as not to miss any swaps.

I live in an apartment, with bf. 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 Panic at the Disco, Mariana's Trench, and Green Day 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

Likes & Dislikes

Likes

Dogs and coffee 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

Dislikes:

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, 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

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

UPDATE: I'm currently not doing decos! Please DO NOT send them to me!

Any type of paper crafts (mostly mini pls, and decos), I have mostly have been focusing on the decos, and use scrapbooking paper, stickers, lace, edging, glitter, embellishments, photographs, greeting cards, and postcards.

Swaps

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

E-

F-fudge, Fred Weasley

G- George Weasley

H- Hufflepuff/Huffleclaw, Harry Potter, hot cocoa (especially flavored!)

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J-

K-kittens, kawaii- especially hedgehogs, dogs, and penguins

L- Luna Lovegood

M- mugs, Minerva McGonagall,Molly Weasley

N-

O-

P- puppies, penguins, pink, purple

Q-

R- Remus Lupin, reading

S- Sirius Black

T- tea- themed items (i have too many bags of tea!), Teal

U-

V-

W- wolves, washi rolls

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Y-

Z

Favorite Books Movie and TV

Dean Koontz, Marissa Meyer, Jim Butcher, Amanda Foody and Ellen Hopkins are some of my favorite authors.

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!

Planners

I love to plan & swap planner goodies!

I have a Classic and a Mini Happy Planner though I mostly just use the classic.

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.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecard and stickers! Also, we just started a virtual true crime book/podcast discussion group at my library. Let me know if you'd like the details! :)
Bucket rated for TBR: In September I read ... on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: As always, love your charts! What's the long series you added?
Response: Thanks! I added the Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie. Thanks so much for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the card! I also eat Halloween candy, I've learned to buy it closer to the date or half of it is gone and needs replacing before Halloween, lol! Take Care :)
KSENiA rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 25 on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the cute postcard. other one will be forwarded
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I missed my library in the spring and browsing in person to find new books to read, but I can go back again now, which I love.
ChrisAnne rated for CPG ~ Getting to Know Me ~ October on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great answers. Your trache scar looks really good; I've seen many look much worse! I too have fibro that I'm fighting daily!
Response: πŸ™ thanks, The scar is a little over 10 years old so it’s had time to heal. Fibromyalgia stinks! I hope you're not in too much pain ATM, thanks so much for the heart!
Rapsy rated for R&W Teen Read Week on Oct 18, 2020
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Comment: That moment when while reading your email I think to myself "What does she mean she read this as a teenager?" and then realize oh, that's right, I'm old and you're not, lol! Thanks for your answers, take care :)
Response: πŸ˜‚ I did read those as a late teen but I can totally understand where you're coming from when people say things that make me feel old! Lol thanks so much for the heart!
TexyDeb rated for PCEW20 Round 5 on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard for week 40. Only 2 restaurants opened near us this year. :( Rare which focuses on meat. Amazing burgers. Aegean which is Greek but with a modern twist. Good food.
Response: Thanks for rating!
jessnewson98 rated for R&W: In Sept I read .... EMAIL on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: I think my comment disappeared, anyway...Thanks so much for your email Colleen! I loved reading through it! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
Response: I hope you have a great weekend too! Thanks so much for the heart!
USAFwife rated for R&W Teen Read Week on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! We again, have some authors in common. :)
Response: Yes, I've noticed we have similar reading tastes! Thanks so much for the heart!
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Comment: Haha - I'll celebrate that way with you! :) Thanks for the card :)
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Comment: Hi again Colleen! Thanks for the super cute Halloween card and the stickers! Sadly I do have a sweet tooth and I am at the age where everything goes to my middle - sigh! But it has not stopped me from indulging in goodies! LOL! Wishing you all the Best and please stay Safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Vickyen rated for R&W Halloween Card swap US only on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Hi Colleen! Thank you for the cute Halloween card and the goodies! I love Halloween so this really made my day! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Great cards -- love the vintage inspired Halloween one! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you Colleen for the great Animal cards! I loved all of them. Take care and stay safe! πŸ’Œ
USAFwife rated for R&W: Mystery Series week! on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: I think we have similar reading tastes. :) Thanks for sharing!
likeWHOAAemmy rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #39 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard 😊 It's so pretty!
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Comment: Thank you for the PC’s to send on ! Also thank you for the subway coupons I could really use those! Thanks for a great swap!
KSENiA rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - September on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. such a cute doggy you have. The pic from the net made me smile, thanks.
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Comment: Hi Colleen, Mine are reese's pumpkins as well. How cool that you're from Pleasant Prarie! I'm originally from Chicago and would cross the state line to go to the outlet mall there. =) Happy Halloween. Joe

Rating Overview

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Comments

simcoe54 on Oct 20, 2020:

CPG: October wishes -- Thanks for the postcards and for thinking of me. Can't wait to add them to my collectioin.

Kirkdebb on Oct 13, 2020:

Thank you for the destash box! I love the cute orange bag! It was so fun to sort through the goodies. I also loved the pens you sent. It's been a long time since I've had a nice pen!!

LahDeeDah on Oct 13, 2020:

Thanks so much for sending an envie of Christmas card fronts for my journal project! This is a great assortment and I really appreciate it!

CPG October Wishes

Jessinpa on Oct 8, 2020:
chimerix on Oct 8, 2020:

Thank you so much for the fun destash envie. I will use what you sent in my crafting. Aloha!

WTA Sept 2020

grammypammy on Oct 7, 2020:

WWHS- National Cat Day

Please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

rarjones on Oct 6, 2020:

WWHS- National Cat Day Have a Perr-fect Day!

LapisLazuli on Oct 3, 2020:

Professor McGonagall's Birthday - profile e-swap

Hey,
I hope you are well during these times!
Here are some pictures of Professor McGonagall.
She is actually one of my favourite characters πŸ™‚

Hedwig

I really love the fact, that her Animagus is a cat
Animagus

Animagus gif

One of my favourite quotes of the Order of the Phoenix:
Quote

Another one:
Have a biscuit

A scene that loosens the atmosphere in the Deathly Hallows:
Piertotum Locomotor

Have a wonderful day / evening! 😊
Best wishes,
Marina (LapisLazuli)

itsnobody on Oct 3, 2020:

Professor McGonagall's Birthday - profile e-swap

Hey Colleen! How are you? Here is some McGonagall love

cat

mcgonagall

youidiot

joke

professor

hypotetically

Stay safe!

Kirkdebb on Sep 29, 2020:

Thank you for the coloring postcards RAK! I have wanted some so I could join coloring collab swaps!

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