Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2021 4:12 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2016
Last Online: July 23, 2021
Birthday: January 6
Country: United States

About Me

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. :)

If anyone would be willing to do a private swap with me for playing cards that would be so wonderful. Just PM me with the cards you are willing to trade and I will set up a private swap. I joined a series of swaps but missed the Aces through Nines. The swap series is trading all four suits of one number (plus the face cards). It will look something like this:

For this swap send FOUR playing cards, each with a different design on back: Ace 𝙀𝙛 π™Žπ™‹π˜Όπ˜Ώπ™€π™Ž - Ace 𝙀𝙛 π˜Ύπ™‡π™π˜½π™Ž - Ace 𝙀𝙛 π™ƒπ™€π˜Όπ™π™π™Ž - Ace 𝙀𝙛 π˜Ώπ™„π˜Όπ™ˆπ™Šπ™‰π˜Ώπ™Ž

Please see the list below for the swaps I still need.

Aces: Thank you Marclively

Twos: Thank you Marclively

Threes: Thank you Juniestars

Fours: Thank you KellyR

Fives: Thank you Princess Leia

Sixes: Thank you Princess Leia

Sevens: Thank you CCMMSU

Eights: Thank you CraftyTara

Nines: Thank you CraftyTara

So happy that this will now complete my Franken Deck!!!

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.

One of my favorite journal 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 a long 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 as I go along. 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 don't make sense to me. I also love 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 love love love 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

Caramel and chocolate combos.

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.


K8thecrafter rated for Move Those Bags! #1 on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the resend.You were so kind to send it even when I thought we should wait another week. You are a dedicated swapper for sure. I will also let you know when the first one comes, too. I hate to think that some people lost their bags to the USPS limbo land.
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #21 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: The envelope arrived with a long tear in the bottom but both playing cards were still inside. Thank you for the nice playing cards. Take care!
NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #20 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cards and your nice note. I haven't even checked to see if I can build a deck yet. I've been doing the swaps for quite a while but have missed one here and there. I am just collecting different designs. I have almost 200 now. We did a box lunch train ride on Cape Cod a few years ago. Our granddaughter loves Thomas. We want to take her on the Cape Cod tourist train soon. The only 'real' train she has been on is the Santa train at Edaville RR.
Maddashin rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 20, 2021
prycetag rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: :)
Comment: Thanks for the longish letter. I'll write a quick PM
Comment: Thank you for sharing your grievances with me! I hope you have a good week!
Flamingoloon rated for I'm Not From There PC Swap on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: We're planning a short vacation to Savannah in a couple of weeks. We were hoping to go west, but with the airlines and rental car companies in disarray, we decided a driving vacation will work better.
DragonflyDreamer rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the list. I love these swaps. Introductions can be the worst, totally agree with you there. I constantly feel like I've already shared the information so I'm forever adding, "Forgive me if I've written about this in a previous letter...," to my penpal letters.
Comment: Thank you very much, I enjoyed reading your answers!
howdyholly rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Love the card!
andee73 rated for NOTECARD ROUND ROBIN #3 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the tea and stickers!
Jjean rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing such fun & intresting answers....
silvermoonsnake rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap
infphann rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: That superpower you wanted? I already have it lol like seriously, in real life or online people hardly notice me haha.. it such a blessings & not as well :) Tysm for your respond. Have a great day πŸ‘‹πŸ½
VitaLynne rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Hello, Alicia. Many thanks for the postcard of the Eiffel Tower. Paris is one of many places I wish to visit in Europe. In answer to your question, I did not watch the fireworks, preferring tinstead o stay inside and organize my digital life. Incidentally, one of my law firm clients bears the last name "Sprang." I see that surname a lot these days - not quite sure why. I wish you all the best today and always. Be well!
honeyblossom rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: 😜
NatalieW rated for Traveling RECIPE book - Rnd 3 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: So happy you joined the swap. Nice idea with the recipe cards.
Response: Thank you! I love this swap idea. I hope I get my package in time to join the next round. If not, I will join the following. :)
nanadiana rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the girl postcard and your nice message. We didn't watch the fireworks but heard it going off until the wee hours of the morning. Always worry about my house catching on fire. :)
squince rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Received but you didn't put which Take 10 swap this was for, I didn't see you on my others so assuming it's for this swap?
Response: I'll remember that for next round. LOL I guess I was trying to save room and assumed you would know but you are totally right! Thank you :)

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myancey on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks @aligurl75 You def went above and beyond! Thank you for the stickers for swaps in Usa wta they’re so awesome. Hope u join my swap I am hosting in the group that ends July 31. Take care

myancey on Jul 15, 2021:

Thanks @aligurl75 You def went above and beyond!

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

HeidiJean on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the notecards for the May WTA! I loved the teal hearts one!

yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a Happy Easter Sunday!

May the miracle of Easter bring you renewed hope, faith, love and joy.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Hi Alicia!

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 21, 2021:

JJ's Valentine's package will arrive Jan 27th or Jan 28 th via amazon order number Order# 113-0750419-9412233

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 4, 2021:

HI Mailing you a birthday card today

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 3, 2021:

Just letting you know Layla is going to mail JJ a small V-day package, nothing much just some flat items

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