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colleenbUSA

colleenbUSA
Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ BEFORE SENDING SWAPS 3/14/21

Swap bot now has my new address listed! Please be sure to send to that address!

8/28/20

While I appreciate 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, stationery, and PDT labels. I ask this because I am moving and having to downsize everything I own but especially craft/swap stuff, so it will most likely just be passed onto someone else, and as of 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!

I am not doing decos at the moment so please DO NOT send me any!

I love to read, swap, listen to music, sip on tea or flavored coffee. 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 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 Imagine Dragos, Mariana's Trench, and The Script

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

And the Glee Albums!

Likes & Dislikes

Likes

Dogs and coffee drinks 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, violence against anyone esp sexual violence, 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

Please NO bath or body items! My mom is extremely sensitive to strong scents and I have eczema!

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

I'm currently only doing cross stitich. Due to medical issues and space concerns, I've stopped doing paper crafts at the moment.

My favorite patterns are printed and with dogs/wolves/foxes, penguin, seasonal trees, and other nature images, as well as bookish images.

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

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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

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R- Remus Lupin, reading

S- Sirius Black

T- tea- themed items (i have too many bags of tea!), Teal

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W- wolves, washi rolls

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Favorite Books Movie and TV

Dean Koontz, Marissa Meyer, Jim Butcher, Amanda Foody and Ellen Hopkins are some of my favorite authors.

I DO NOT SUPPORT what JKR has said on social media and I ask that you don't buy me licensed merchandise for HP stuff, if it's not licensed and JKR doesn't make money off it of, buy away, or just send something from your stash!

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 2 Classic Happy Planners.

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: Hi Colleen, thanks again for sharing your book notes! Please give Jedi a good ear scratch for me ❤️ 🐕
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Comment: Thanks for sharing such a wonderful set of mental health book recommendations, Colleen. I've read a few John Green books but nothing from your list so would love to check them out as well.
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your books! Nice to see Jedi again also, I hope he's feeling better now.
Cindymt rated for ESG: October - 10 Questions on Oct 24, 2021
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Comment: Hi! I completely understand trying to keep a routine as you mentioned for #10. I used to try to do things like that. Getting into routines is basically forming a habit, and I heard takes I think about 5 weeks to form. Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: "What would a mediocre white man do?" Is an absolutely phenomenal quote. I'll definitely will take a look at "The Ex Talk" mostly for that quote!
Pei04 rated for ESG: October - 10 Questions on Oct 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. First of all, I'm glad to hear your mom is ok after what she went through! <3 I definitely recommend visiting Italy. I was there in 2019 and loved it. I was visiting Sicily and it was a nice and wonderful island. Lots of great food and nice people too. Hope you get to go there one day.
mchesser12 rated for ESG: Color Me October on Oct 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your pictures. I just told my boyfriend I wanted to carve a pumpkin. He thought I was joking. So I will do it with my daughters instead. I am a candy fanatic so your third image speaks to me. And your last one does as well. She kind of looks like me... brown hair girl sipping on hot chocolate. Happy Autumn!!
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Comment: thanks for the added links.
aspens rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #89 on Oct 19, 2021
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Comment: Super cute card you chose, thank you! I've never seen the Harry Potter movies but it does look cozy! Happy swapping :)
Lilyhax rated for ESG: Color Me October on Oct 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet Halloween card & the puppy stickers! I love them all. Happy Halloween!
laterdayze rated for AN: Halloween PC #3 (US) on Oct 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
MuggleMom rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #90 on Oct 18, 2021
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Comment: Of course I love 💖my PC 💞. Good question - I wonder what Faith would say. I wish she got her own show...time for a reboot. Spike should get his own show too!! xxMuggleMom
CapitanSmirk rated for ESG: Color Me October on Oct 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love them!
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Comment: My daughter loved pulling the postcard with the pumpkins out of the mailbox.
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Comment: Unbelievably, I have yet to read Dean Koontz but after what you let me know, I am moving him up the list. I can't even think of why I haven't read his books because like you point out, he's wildly popular! Which do you recommend I start with? xxMuggleMom
Response: If you want to start with my personal favorite it's Odd Thomas, but it's the start of a series. My mom, who's also a big Koontz fan, suggested Innocence. Thanks for the rating & heart!
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Comment: Thank You!
Response: Thanks for the rating, heart & for joining my swap.
noone7212 rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #12 US Only on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card! This is my first time in your swap, Jedi is adorable! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: I must have had you as a partner in another swap ;) Thanks for the rating, heart & for joining my swap. I hope to see you in more!
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers! Cute card, I love your address label with the adorable gnome! Happy Halloween!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the rating & heart!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your books, the Magic Ex Libris & Strange the Dreamer series' sound really cool & I can't wait to check them out!
Response: They're both really good! Thanks for the rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1269 191 197
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1049 1634 0 0
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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 13, 2021:

Profile Deco swap #3- National Book Month


OrigamiGrace on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the adorable address labels from my October wishlist at CPG - they are perfect and I just ran out!! Much appreciated!:)

Shenaniganator on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Christmas scrapbook paper for my October CPG Wishlist! I'm sorry it took me a couple of days to post, I went out of town for the weekend, but I absolutely love it! :)

Reading100 on Oct 10, 2021:

Profile Deco swap #3- National Book Month

Happy Reading! :)

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nomadmama on Oct 10, 2021:

Profile Deco swap #3- National Book Month

Happy National Book Month!

Shenaniganator on Oct 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the unused stamps for the CPG October Wishlist!

itsnobody on Sep 18, 2021:

** Profile Deco swap #2- National Comic Book Day **

Happy comic book day! Yayy!

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nancylee on Sep 17, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco - September

Honeyloveart on Sep 16, 2021:

Enjoy the changing of the season!

*Fall Profile Decor from Zaira @honeyloveart

LadyJo on Sep 16, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG September wishes of swap cards and return labels. Always nice to have!

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