Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2022 12:03 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: January 28, 2022
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States

About Me

Update 01/28/2022: Hi Swappy Friends, I'm just not feeling very much into swapping this year. I don't know how much I will be doing on a regular basis. Currently I am involved in a 3 month journal swap that ends in April and that is all I am feeling up to right now. Hopefully I will get back to it sooner or later but until then I probably won't be around much. I think I have everything rated that I have received but if I find anything I will rate it as I find it. Thanks!

I promise I will rate you when I get your mail. If I've not rated you then I've not got your mail yet. Please don't send me "reminders" that I need to rate you. They aggravate me. I know how swap-bot works. Sorry, that is my only bit of grouch. I promise. :)

UPDATE 10/28/2019: My post lady Norma showed me this notice today when I picked up my mail. This may explain why mail is running so slow. Everyone just needs to be patient and understanding with each other. I RARELY if EVER mark a person a 3 for late mail. This place is supposed to be fun. As long as I get the swap I'm fine with it. I do like a heads up from my partner if you are mailing late but I'm always fine with it. No worries! I believe that the 3 rating should only be if someone totally ignored the swap rules, like you were supposed to mail 3 things and they only mailed 1 crusty piece of something. Other that, sheesh, give it a break and just have fun. It's mail folks, not life or death.

Standard Mail, also known as "bulk mail", is processed by the USPS on a β€œtime available” basis. Standard mail is not forwarded or returned if undeliverable unless a special endorsement is used. Standard mail will typically be delivered in under 5 business days locally, but nationwide it could take 2 to 3 weeks.

Favorite Swaps

I initially joined Swap-bot for the craft swapping but lately I've been in a creative funk. I don't know if my muse has gone on vacation or the crafty well has run dry but regardless I've not been doing much crafting swaps lately.

Some of my favorite swaps are:

Journal Swaps

Playing Card Swaps

Postcard Swaps.

I also like to participate in a lot of letter writing swaps like Long Letter, 10 Page letter and etc.

I also love recipe exchange type swaps and join these quite often. This goes along with my love of cooking.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafty things I love to do are:


Greeting Card Making

Swap-Bot Card Making

Interactive Mini Albums

Faux Stain Glass

(I'll Add more as I think of it)

Things I Love To Receive

If you are wondering on what kind of things I love getting I am going to try and keep a list here that I can update from time to time. These things may change so be sure to stop back from time to time if you are partnered with me. HAHAHAHA

Right now the favorite things on my wishlist are:

Washi Tape Samples

List Pad Paper

Mini blank journals

Pens and Markers Any Type

Tea Bags

Stickers ( I love stickers but I never have enough to swap)

Address Labels (that you've made for me)

Swap-bot Swap Cards



I love real stamps on letters in place of metered mail if able.


Floral scented anything.

Musk or sandalwood based anything (allergic)

Ephemera (unless swap says to)

Political stuff

Anti-Christian items.

No horror related please.

Green Tea gives me headaches.

Favorite Media

I decided to incorporate the Favorite Books, Music and Movie section all under one heading to save myself a category.


I honestly don't listen to a lot of music. Usually only when I'm driving in the car. Then the station is tuned to the local country station just because it is the station that comes in clearest. I actually cancelled my Sirius XM subscription because we didn't utilize it enough. I don't even have a radio in the house. hahahaha All my CDs are in storage and I only have two Adele Albums on my phone. That's about it.

Books: Books are my obsession. I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Thanks to the SEO Library Consortium which is the digital version of the library. I listen to about three or more books a week. In addition to that, I probably read 10 or more paper copy books per month.

My favorite genre of books is murder mystery and psychological thrillers. I really hate romance novels of any kind. They annoy me to no end. I really enjoy YA dystopian books. I only like sci-fi if it falls into the dystopian genre.

I really like when they combine mystery with cooking like in Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen's Murder Mysteries.

Some of my favorite authors are:

Dean Koontz

Janet Evanovich

Nora Roberts aka JD Robb

James Patterson

Patricia Cornwall

Sue Grafton

Joanne Fluke


I love love love love movies! I'd love nothing more then to watch movies all day long for a living...hahahhaa. Unfortunately, they just won't pay me to do what I love.

Some of my favorite movies are: Jurassic Park (All), The Transporter (Jason Statham!!), Harry Potter (All), Practical Magic, The Mummy I & II, Men in Black (All), Anything with Will Smith in it, Anything with John Cusack in it. I have a not so secret crush on John Cusack....hahahaha.

Another actor that gets my heart jumping is Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson.... Hmmm. I would go watch a movie of him just sitting in a chair for 90 mins. hahahaha


I do like Romantic Comedy movies but I usually only watch them once and then I'm done. I prefer action movies or movies with strong leading women who can kick butt like Lara Croft Tomb Raider.

One of my favorite actresses of all time is Sandra Bullock. She is amazing, she can play almost any role from a ditzy knucklehead to a butt-buster kick butt woman! I really hate sport type movies but I think she did a fabulous job in The Blind Side. I've watched it several times because it was so good.

Now onto other favorite movies: I adore old classic movies. Black and whites from the 30's, 40's and 50's. I love Cary Grant, Gene Kelley, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, David Niven and many many more.

Food Related

I wanted to add this section for swaps that included sending treats or snacks. I thought it much easier to list things here instead of having to give all the details over and over again for individual swaps.

Some of my favorite candies:


Reeses Pieces

Tootie Rolls (original not fruity)

Payday candybars

Twizzlers, strawberry or cherry only and NOT pull and peel or any version other than original.

I don't like solid chocolate bars or things like M&Ms

No Sour candy, Not a big hard candy person except for Rootbeer barrels and Horehound drops.

I'm a kid at heart and love gum. It's kind of hilarious how excited I get over a gumball machine. lol


I love getting different teas to taste. I really love fruity flavors. I don't like any form of mint tea though. PLEASE NO green tea. It gives me migraines. My FAVORITE tea is Twinings Australian Afternoon.


I don't like spicy anything. I love cheese doodle type things. Pass on BBQ unless it's the honey bbq. Don't like sour cream and onion or Salt and vinegar. Can't digest popcorn. White cheddar I have to be careful because a lot of companies use blue cheese as a base and I'm allergic to blue cheese. UM .. Maybe skip the savory snacks...LOL ... I'm a little picky.


Please skip. Once again I am very picky on cookies.


snels119 rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #1 on Jan 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cards, they're great!
Eulegirl rated for Create A Recipe Book #2 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the yummy looking recipes and the extra card!
Robinarie rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #1 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you, great assortment!
Eulegirl rated for Washi In A Notecard on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great colors of washi! Love it! Sorry for the late rating--found a few hiding swaps!
Comment: First heart for the silver playing card, 2nd heart for the incredible gift. I am head over heels in love with it. From and with all my heart thank you! It's extra super duper cool! WOW! Grinning from ear to ear, yelled a little and explained to my daughter why, she laughed and said Mom, you are like a little kid sometimes in your excitement, yep! <3
Comment: I thought that this was already rated. I don't know what happened, I guess that it didn't stick. I did like the cards you sent.
Comment: Looks like a great recipe. thank you. I appreciate the blank recipe card! Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you sorry for late rating, was on vacation. Came back to a pile of mail and it got hidden πŸ˜ƒ Hope to see you back o swapbot soon, happy new year
MisplacedfromPA rated for Create a Recipe Book on Dec 29, 2021
Comment: Lovely Christmas card you sent along with 2 delicious looking recipes that I for sure will try. Thank you also for the blank recipe card. Hope your holidays are going well.
Comment: Thank you for the card, and the personalized stickers, I love them!!
Comment: Thank you!
MCGalaxy rated for β€œGood News” Bible Study on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I just received a bag of missing mail.
Comment: Love the Cards too! New to my Frankendeck! :) Love the goodies too! Sending hugs and well wishes! xx G
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! And the cute paper you included for me!
riviwriter rated for Fall reading swap on Dec 12, 2021
Comment: Wow! This was such an awesome swap and you totally went above and beyond <3 Thank you so much, I can't wait to go through your reading notebook and see your reading journey :)
Comment: Love the art of your recipe card, this is my fav style of recipe art!!! Thanks a ton.
Comment: Thanks
Kookielove rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap! Merry Christmas!
OohpiEr rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #4~ Swap #9 on Dec 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cards and the extra recipe card :))) I love them

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yvonne401 on Jan 8, 2022:

Hi Alicia! I finally mailed out your Christmas card today. I'm truly sorry that it was late. I ran out of postage over the holidays and was unable to get more. It arrived today. I hope you understand.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2021:

Hi Alicia! Wishing you a fun, safe and prosperous new year.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a fun and safe Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 25, 2021:

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!! GOBBLE GOBBLE!!! I am thankful for my friends, family and the great friends i madse on Swap-BOT including YOU :) Save a turkey eat a cow haha!!!

Why didn't the turkey eat his Thanksgiving dinner?

Cause he was stuffed LOL

yvonne401 on Nov 25, 2021:

Hi Alicia! November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives.

I'm thankful for a lot of things, but I'm most thankful for you.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 16, 2021:

you're so sweet no problem hunny bunch anytime.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 11, 2021:

haha!! I thought it was super cute. Your welcome :) I mailed a few gifts to other ppl via amazon and I didn't get the gift wrap option. I am thinking it's not available in my area, since I live in a big city. My amazon gifts are arriving late glad you rec'd

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 4, 2021:

Hi Layla sent JJ an amazon package for Christmas it should arrive within the next week. There was no gift wrap option AGAIN SMH Nov. 10 - Nov. 19 Estimated delivery

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 26, 2021:

Thank you for the Christmas gifts i put them away. I am sure layla will love them

RiverTopanga on Oct 22, 2021:

Oh my gosh! What did you do ? I got a lovely surprise in my mailbox today!
First..I am happy to hear you are all over your covid. That must have been scary to go through. I can't even begin to imagine. Now, holy moly! Thank you for the wonderful Aug.. WTA package! I love everything! Sunflowers 🌻, sunflowers 🌻, sunflowers 🌻 The ribbon is so pretty! Who would have known that a large print could be so beautiful and delicate? A pack of stickers to match, some gorgeous flower color-me postcards... can't wait to use those! A sparkly notebook...which I've already tagged to be used for my next swap-bot log book πŸ˜ƒ, and a fabulous pumpkin block decor! You went way above and beyond! Thank you so much for everything! I'm putting the pumpkin block out with my Buddha and fall leaves display in the living room right after I finish thanking you 🌞 You really didn't need to do all that....but, secretly (haha), I'm so glad you did!! You were very generous, and I appreciate it so much. My mother is going to flip when she sees the delightful, bright sunflowers and pumpkin block, and generous package. She has just learned about coring pcs, so she will really love those! She adores seeing what I create, and seeing the flip-side, what others create and send to me.
You made two old ladies very happy today... thank you and many blessings to you and your family for continued good health from this day forward πŸ™‚πŸ’œπŸ™‚πŸ’™πŸ™‚πŸ’šπŸ™‚πŸ’›πŸ™‚β€πŸ™‚πŸ–€πŸ™‚πŸ€πŸ™‚πŸ€ŽπŸ™‚πŸ’œ

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