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Date Joined: November 16, 2014
Last Online: February 20, 2017
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
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About Me

2015 was quite a crazy year! I student taught, graduated college, got my first teaching job, had my first car accident, and broke my first bone. I am looking forward to what 2016 will bring!

If you do not receive the swap that I sent you, PLEASE message me before giving me a low rating! I will try again!

I ALWAYS rate the day I receive the swap!

I am a daughter of the One True King. I am 22 years old; I teach 2nd grade. I have a wonderful husband and 2 sweet cats. In my free time, I enjoy POSTCROSSING, pen-paling, baking, reading, fishing, photography, driving, and golfing. I have lived in Missouri my whole life, but I enjoy traveling. I am anxiously awaiting the day I am able to travel abroad!

Favorite Things

My favorite things are constantly changing! Here are some of my current interests:

-postcards (written on, not in envelope preferably)

-Willow Tree angels (I have Love of Learning, Wisdom, Simple Joys, Angel of Prayer, Brother and Sister, and Promise.)

-new unused stamps (regular, postcard, international) {I send lots of mail, so any of these types of stamps are GREATLY appreciated!}

Anything for my classroom:

-fun pencils and number 2 pencils

-owl-related decor and supplies

-EXPO markers

-red, black, and blue pens

-small prizes

-construction paper


I love any postcard, but if you are looking for some inspiration, here are some of my favorites:

  • Landscapes/Scenic (My absolute favorite!)

  • Christmas!! ♥

  • Landmarks

  • Buildings

  • Touristy Cards

  • Animals (in particular, owls, cats, frogs, & penguins)

  • Quotes

  • City Views

  • Christianity

  • Teacher/School Related

  • Superheros

  • Old Windmills

Feel free to write about whatever you wish, blank cards are sad! If you are looking for some inspiration, here are some ideas:

  • About what is on the front of the postcard

  • About yourself

  • About where you are from

  • Quotes

  • Books you recommend

  • Recipe

  • Prayer Requests

Quick Favorites

Bible Verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (ESV)

Books: The Fault in Our Stars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Movies: The Dark Knight Rises, Something Borrowed, The Garfield Movie, Public Enemies, Guardians of the Galaxy

Colors: PURPLE, teal

Games:Seven Wonders, Risk, Phase 10, Speed

Sweets: Milk Chocolate, Cookies, Candies

Candy: Butterfingers, Reese's Fast Break, Twix, Carmellos, Mixed Berry Skittles, Gummies, caramels (Would be thrilled to receive candies from around the world to try!)

Fruit/fruit-flavors: Strawberry, Watermelon, Blue Raspberry

Prints: Chevron, plaid

Crafts: Anything I find on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/alyssajanette/in-my-free-time/)

Writing Utensils: Papermate felt-tip markers, Crayola markers, Sharpies

Ice Cream: Pumpkin, Candy Cane, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Haagen-Dazs White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle

Pop: Pepsi, Rootbeer


I have created a wishlist on Elfster: http://www.elfster.com/profile/view/12110926/12110930.


I am allergic to pomegranate. I have to be careful, not only with food, but also soaps and lotions! Many lotions have pomegranate, even if that is not the scent!


  • Coconut

  • Avocado

  • Kawaii-themed

  • Skull designs

  • Grape flavors

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Coffee

  • Black Tea


Comment: I love grumpy cat! so cute! thank you! (:
Cadfael57 rated for Send 1 Postcard for January on Feb 6, 2016
Comment: Beautiful colors and view ! Thank you very much ;-)
Piarismendi rated for Quick Turnaround PC 4 on Feb 4, 2016
Comment: The best wishes to you too! :D
squince rated for Quick Turnaround PC 4 on Feb 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you!!
squince rated for Quick Turnaround PC 3 on Feb 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you! :)
HappyMom rated for Quick Turnaround PC 4 on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Hi Alyssa, Mahalo for sharing part of your Hawaii collection with me! I <3 this card!
dyp rated for Mailbox blues 3 on Jan 31, 2016
Comment: Squeeee another MO girl! That nk you much for your postcard! My husband spent 5 years in Hawaii and calls it home. Someday I hope to go. Thank you :-)
wyrdfae rated for Mailbox blues 3 on Jan 30, 2016
Comment: Fun card. Thanks!
goinjenny rated for Quick Turnaround PC 3 on Jan 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you
MissBrenda rated for Quick Turnaround PC 3 on Jan 26, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the PC! Happy swapping to you!
goinjenny rated for Mailbox blues 3 on Jan 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Alyssa, Thank you so much! I love the scrapbook paper and washi. I will get alot of use out of everything you sent me ♥♥♥
shiloh102 rated for Happy Birthday 2015* USA - Group 2 on Oct 15, 2015
Comment: Oh my I loved my presents. I can't wait to use the paper. I didn't have mini tags and the crosses are over the top. Thank you so much.
goinjenny rated for Happy Birthday 2015* USA - Group 2 on Sep 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for the pens and the journal, both are very useful
Comment: So happy to be adding the notebook you sent to my collection. Thank you!
3goldkeys rated for Happy Birthday 2015* USA - Group 2 on Jul 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you, Alyssa, for the wonderful gifts. They are so beautiful...the perfect picks. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for the birthday greeting.
Ckamyloud rated for Candy & Tea #2 January on Jun 25, 2015
Comment: Hi Alyssa I'm so sorry I just realized I didn't rate for the wonderfully amazing swap parcel you sent me. If I could rate more then one heart you would have lots more. The parcel was a delight and truly amazing.
Response: Awh! :) Glad you enjoyed it!
Alias rated for International Chocolate Swap #1 on Jun 18, 2015
Comment: I received your chocolate bars, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :D
meowsyy rated for International Chocolate Swap #1 on Jun 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you for taking care to pack the chocolates! They are so cute - enclosed with a love poem each. The milk chocolate in pretzel is so good.
Response: You're welcome! :)
RonnieRose rated for Scripture Verse Cards #1 on Jun 7, 2015
Response: Thanks for rating!

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TereDiane1954 on Sep 24, 2016:

Hi, Allysa! I miss your happy smile around here. Hope you come back soon :)

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

LoveToCraftInAZ on Sep 12, 2015:

Thanks for the Happy Easter comment on my profile! I appreciate the kind thoughts! Hope your Easter was wonderful. Happy Fall. You're a sweetheart! Hugs my friend! :)

3goldkeys on Jul 12, 2015:

Hi Alyssa. I received my birthday package in Saturday's mail. I'm waiting to open it on July 14 and will rate you then. I'm really getting excited. Thank you. ~nancy

kiddomerriweather on Jun 20, 2015:

Thank you for the birthday card and the beautiful Hawaii PC's. I've always wanted to go, but have never gotten the opportunity. Maybe someday. Enjoy your summer! (June Swaps & Wishes)

Roseg on Jun 13, 2015:

You are very welcome for the owl stickers. Do you have enough things yet to set up your Owl classroom? I checked out the owl bulletin board banners and there are so many cute ones.

CariPeace on May 28, 2015:

Thank you, for the cute owl picture saying thank you and for letting me know that you receive the items I sent. I'm so happy to know that you love the S&W gifts I gave you.

I taught 1st - 5th grade art one year at a private school, so the Arbor Day pencils were left over from a project we did. I'm sure you can find good use for the other things I sent, too. I also home schooled my son, so I may be able to find other supplies laying around. Most things are packed or I've given them away already.

May you have an awesome teaching experience!

~ Cari

susieq11 on May 14, 2015:

You're very welcome!! Good to know you liked everything!! Have a great day! : )

sweetpea22 on May 9, 2015:

Thank you so much for the Amazon book for my Swaps & Wishes May wishlist :) I'll be reading it soon :)

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