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colleenbUSA

colleenbUSA
Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: January 18, 2021
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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Update 1/12/21

I'm a bit behind on ratings and thank yous due to health issues. I'm joining less swaps at the moment because of them also, I will work on ratings when I get a chance to use the computer and work on them, I'm sorry for the delay, i will do the ratings for sure though.

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, and PDT labels. 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!

11/07/2020 UPDATE I'm a bit behind on rating especially e-swaps like has been stressful and crazy these past 2 weeks for multiple reasons, I'm going to try to get caught up this next week!

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!

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 my furbaby. 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!)

I- ice cream

J-

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

L- Luna Lovegood

M- mugs, Minerva McGonagall,Molly Weasley

N- Nutella

O-otters

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: Loved your charts—I agree Heartstopper was the cutest lil one sitting graphic novel. My faves from your 2021 list are Reverie and Eliza & Her Monsters—I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Cynfully rated for AliExpress Stationery Swap #5 on Jan 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Colleen for such a great package. I love the extras especially the mini memo sheets. Much love, Cyndie
BLUR rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #52 on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Love Avengers :) Lord help us in 2021!
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Comment: Thank you for the extra pc.
KSENiA rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - December on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Loved the New Year outfit meme :D
KSENiA rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful glittery card and all of the Harry Potter stickers!
Carollee922 rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #51 on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: The Dresden Files has always been on my list
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Comment: Thanks the HP stickers were super cute!
NRGordon rated for Scatts PC Round 7 - D - US Only on Jan 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the swap, the cute PC and your answers. Best wishes for 2021.
sakura15 rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - December on Jan 6, 2021
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Comment: Those cookies you baked looked SO yum!! Thanks for swapping with me :)
Neenarneenar rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for you Review it 2020 and for answering all the question. I'm always interested in what others are reading.. WOW you read so much this year, I wish I had the time.
Merimax rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - December on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. Those cookies look delicious!
KSENiA rated for TBR: 2021 TBR planning on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Good reading year to you.
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Comment: Thank you for the new year images!
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Comment: That's a lot of reading, even if a lot was off-list. :)
Whovian487 rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. I’ve been enjoying TJ Klune’s books this year as well.
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Comment: Hi Colleen, we love your graphic images and graphic interfaces! You are amazing. You read 190 books this year. WOW! I also love how you are able to total the number of hours and pages, etc... too funny.
monsbrick rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: American Royals sounds intriguing! I love that Meghan and Harry live here in the USA now. And they live in the town where my stepdaughter is going to college. Except she doesn't follow the Royals and isn't excited by all that.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note + the washi tapes :)

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Comments

chimerix on Jan 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the sticker RAK! So many stickers! Aloha!

RAKS only

rarjones on Jan 5, 2021:

wnwhs Happy New Year Profile swap rarjones - Rose
Happy 2021!!

TryshaH81 on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you so much for the AMAZING ecstasy RAK #5 of washi!!!! This envelope is packed FULL!!!

Autist on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the planner sticky notes RAK! They are great!

J198928 on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the pencil pouch RAK #3 I love it it's really cute

Lilyhax on Dec 31, 2020:

NYE

Happy New Year! CPG: NYE Profile Bling

HappyMom on Dec 29, 2020:

Hi Colleen! Happy New Year! I know we're all ready for the calendar to change....but loving coffee and dogs never will! I hope you have a wonderful NYs Eve, and here's to lots of awesome swaps in 2021!

coffee

pug

cheers CPG - 2021 New Years Profile Bling - Global

LadyJo on Dec 28, 2020:

Thank you for my CPG Dec. wishes of a Christmas card, Happy Mail stickers and your thoughts. Always nice to receive mail from you!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry

eve

marinda on Dec 22, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ~CPG Christmas Profile Bling - Global

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