Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2022 10:28 pm


Original Member
Last Online: January 23, 2022
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I tend to swap more in the winter months - being from Minnesota, we get really busy in the summer months by enjoying the outdoors. I'm 38. I love to laugh and have a good time.

Swapping with Me

Swapping with Me: I send out my items on time, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know before rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I like happy partners.

Also, I mark my items as sent as soon as they are ready to go. If the mail hasn't come that day, I will pop it in the mail the same day. If it's at night, I will drop it in the mail the next morning.

I haven't had this experience yet, but if my mailing arrives with postage needed: first, I apologize! second, I'd like to make it up to you, so please let me know and I'll make it right!

If you're going to be late, I'm pretty understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

Favorite Movies

romance, action, comedy, documentaries.

One reason I love documentaries is there are often many, many podcasts that also discuss the topic. Some favorite movies/Docs: Making a Murderer (also Rebutting a Murderer (podcast) offers a different opinion). The Staircase. The Keepers. Betting on Zero (on Netflix, watch after listening to The Dream). Evil Genius.

Favorite Television

This is Us. Floribama Shore. 90 Day Fiance universe. Jersey Shore. Shear Genius. Project Runway. UFC. Downton Abbey. Big Brother. Sports - I watch a lot of sports! My favorite is football (Go Vikings) and hockey (Go Wild!). I like to watch sports year round. I watch the Bachelor/ette, but not for my own pleasure - I watch it because my grandpa loves it and we have something to chat about :)

Favorite Crafts

I like stickers. Painting! I love to attempt it. I do best when I have an instructor walking me through it. List of 5's. Stationary. Tell me a story. FBs. Slams. Paint by number. ATCs - I'm a beginner & I want to do all 32 teams of football! Cross-stitch - I'm pretty terrible at it, but it's relaxing and fun. Sewing & knitting - I haven't done this in years, but every now and then I want to do a project.

Favorite Audio

country, r&b, water music, rap - basically whatever piques my interest! I don't think I'm the only one who does this, but most times I hear new music, my automatic response is "I hate it. It's terrible" so my rational brain kicks in and I listen to it a few times and discover I actually do like it!

I'm super into podcasts lately. Here are a list of my favorites: Serial, Sword and Scale, Believed (about Larry Nassar), The Dream (a must listen!), True Crime Garage, Two Girls One Ghost, Up and Vanished, Serial Killers and Darkest Night.

My favorite is Eminem. I still remember the first time I heard his song and I was instantly hooked.

Favorite Animals

My ultimate favorite are my dogs: I have two little ones - a chihuahua and a minpin. My Zoey (a different chihuahua) went to the Big Dog Park in the Sky in Oct 2019. I miss her everyday. They are all unique and awesome in their own way and are great feet warmers on cold Minnesota winter nights! I love piggies - wait, I think I already said this. I love sloths - something about them both creeps me out and fascinates me!

Lately, llamas are my thing - this must be a trend, because I've seen some cute creative projects (paintings, posters, notebooks, etc.) and they're all so cute that I've now added the Llama to my list - ha!

I grew up walking through woods and going on trails and I love animals - they're all pretty cool in their own rights. Well, maybe except creepy-crawly bugs with lots of legs; however, I know that they are some people's jam :D


Postcards so are fun and I love receiving them. In general, I like all of them! It's fun to see what people like and what they have in their personal stash. Some of my favorites, but I like all postcards: Harry Potter universe, llama, sloth, pig, chihuahua, multi-scene, something you like, writing about your favorite song, dogs, pisces, zodiac, succulents, nature, lakes, vintage.


Harry Potter universe! I am currently re-reading the series. I am a Hufflepuff. I love the Golden Trio, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Draco Malfoy, Hagrid and Dumbledore. But really, I love the entire universe.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, of course! Lisa Regan (I'm reading her Josie Quinn series, but would love to read her other works (like Claire Fletcher or Jocelyn Rush). I loved Marcie Rendon's book "Girl Gone Missing" and would love to read the rest of the series. Paul Tremblay's books were amazing (A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devils Rock and The Cabin at the End of the World)! I loved Debra Webb's series on the Undertaker's Daughter and would love to read any of her other series. I want to read more about the Amish as well as Indigenous peoples - if you know of any good books or series, let me know (I read Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and a few others, but would love to read more). Also, I like reading true accounts about the Mormon church (for example, I've read The Polygamist's Daughter). I really enjoyed Eric Jerome Dickey as well!


jannieb rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Jan 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the card & goodies. Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!
dvmac rated for BURN AFTER READING - Week 3 on Jan 23, 2022
Comment: Howdy neighbor. I know what you're talking about. I'm the same way. "Hey, I love you, but now, please leave me alone." Thanks and good luck.
kizzlets rated for Self Love Valentine Notecard Swap on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: Alissa- I hope you have a fantastic Valentine's Day! I don't have a happiness jar, but one thing I like doing that boosts my happiness is a nice long run with my husband :)
Response: Ditto to you! That's amazing - it's always good to find activities to do with partners. Today, my husband and I played an "initials" game (you try to guess the person/place/thing based on 7 clues - so fun. Happy Valentines day!
Comment: Hi Alissa! Thank you for sharing!!
Response: Hello Marie! Thank you!!
Comment: The tags are amazing and I can't wait to use them next Christmas! Thanks!
Response: Im so glad you liked them, Melissa! You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you, beautiful card! Have a great day!
Response: I love that card and envie! So glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Tiff121 rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #2 on Jan 18, 2022
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and note about your challenge! I can relate to your feelings. Great job going for it! I hope it is a positive experience for you.
Response: Thank you! I think us swappers can tell when someone puts effort into something even if it's not a perfect result. Thank you for the heart! <3
TexyDeb rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: ha ha ha, best swap ever, have fun doing nothing
Response: It's sorta nice to just enjoy nothingness. I love it! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the PC and good luck with the embroidery!
Response: Thank you! It turned out pretty decent! :D Happy New year!
Comment: Great accomplishments.
Response: Thank you so much!
bb2 rated for Scrappy card! on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the interesting scrappy card. I enjoyed reading your note also. Is that vellum you stamped on? What adhesive did you use? I have trouble getting vellum to stick.
Response: I hope it's interesting in a good way. No vellum - just a neat Ephemera I had around and for glue I used an Extreme Glue. Thanks for the heart :D Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Thanks so much, for the nice selection !
Response: So glad you liked them Debbie! It was fun to put together! Thanks so much.
Comment: GREAT theme! Thanks!
Response: I'm partial myself. Thanks so much for the heart - I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: Cool old car postcard! I have stocked up on embroidery and needlework since I'm avoiding going out and catching Covid. I'd enjoy seeing what you're doing.
Response: I finished my first project - it has some white flowers and some flower stems. It turned out pretty decent. I'm glad you liked the old car PC! :)
Comment: I'm sorry I'm late in rating you! I loved the joke you added and the card, thank you!
Response: No problem! Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked the joke! Happy 2022!
Comment: Hi Alissa! Love the pc and your response! I think I must be used to noise cuz quiet or loud, I can still read! LOL! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Reading! ;)
Response: I love that so much! happy reading to you! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks, Megan! Happy New Year!

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BlueberryLady on Jan 19, 2022:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group ! Hope you have some Creative Ideas to share and are willing to Host some swaps, I can make you an officer ! !

Jean 7:04 pm 1-19-2022

danatropicana on Dec 18, 2021:

So excited to send you a PC! An Original Member, what an honor!


See you in the mail! Take care! XO Dana

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


MNJoviGirl on Nov 17, 2021:

Hello from Renville!


JuneRosebud on Jan 9, 2020:

W E L C O M E to the WIYM Alpahbet Swap. I look forward to having you in the whole set=)

CajunLady on Dec 15, 2019:

Got the HP postcards!! Thank you! I love them!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

hayleyk on Oct 21, 2010:

Are you still swapping? :)

B3ntButN0tbrok3n on Jan 27, 2010:

Loves You!

Sarita on Feb 18, 2009:

Hello Alissa, I am your partner in the coloring book pages swap and just wanted to let you know I mailed you envelope today. I might take about 10 days to get there, please let me know when it does. Thank you!

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