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Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: August 13, 2022
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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

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


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


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.


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


F-fudge, Fred Weasley

G- George Weasley

H- Hufflepuff/Huffleclaw, Harry Potter, hot cocoa (especially flavored!)

I- ice cream


K-kittens, kawaii- especially hedgehogs, dogs, and penguins

L- Luna Lovegood

M- mugs, Minerva McGonagall,Molly Weasley

N- Nutella


P- puppies, penguins, pink, purple


R- Remus Lupin, reading

S- Sirius Black

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



W- wolves, washi rolls




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!


I love to plan & swap planner goodies!

I'm going to have an Erin Condrin sized planner and a B6 TN for 2022, plus an Always Fully Booked reading planer.

I always love medical or dog care stickers or 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.

Adult themes I like

I enjoy tasteful nudes, swear words, dirty jokes, sexual themes, or sacrilegious themes


aurelas rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #130 on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: What an adorable postcard! It reminds me a lot of our little Loki, except that his eyes are more orange. Thank you :)
arimails rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing some great pictures!
aspens rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #132 on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Hi Colleen! I really appreciate the Alice postcard. Thank you! And I hear you about the downsizing--lately I've wanted to save bottles of unique liqueurs I have, but what space do I have for a bunch of bottles? Argh.
marineko rated for R&W: What I read in July EMAIL on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Your list made me really miss audiobooks! I used to listen to a lot on Scribd but I've unsubscribed a few months ago to concentrate on finishing some of my other TBRs that I've been neglecting XD
Comment: Thank you! You listened to a lot of books this month! Maybe I should try to listen to one!
sndrtkt rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #26 US Only on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the adorable dog pc. Your puppy sounds like a cutie!
Comment: Very productive month for you! Thans for the interesting reviews. Cultish especially sounds intriguing. Another one to add to the TBR list! Thanks!
Bucket rated for R&W: July 2022 TBR progress on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks Colleen - always good to see what you're reading each month.
HennyPenny rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #131 on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Cupcakes! Thanks for the pc and I love these swaps. The questions are always so interesting. Thanks for running the swap.
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your comments on the books you read and listened to this month. As someone who listens to a lot of audiobooks, I particularly appreciated your comments on the narrators -- a good narrator can make such a difference! I've definitely added the Gail Carriger to my TBR list and will probably add a couple of the others. Thanks!
Comment: My, you read a lot. I only read 2 or 3 books on average in a month and I have only recently wanted to listen to books, I will give it a try when I am crafting.
kristyrogers rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Jedi is so cute!! Thank you for sharing!
03Scarlett rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #14 on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Wow you sure are a busy bee ... when I see what you've accomplished, I feel like true procrastinator that I am (which I hate to admit but it's true! lol) Great job - oh, and I loved your HP layout!
lob rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #14 on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Loved the pics of the postcards! Good job with all your to do's!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Wow that email is so long, haha. It was really fun so see your statics. You read a lot of books!
mysmashbooklife rated for R&W: July 2022 TBR progress on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing and wow your TBR list is soooo long. I recognized a few I would kike to try myself but everytime I try fantasy I miss a sort of element.
sera rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #26 US Only on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this super cute postcard :)
bringitb rated for Totally Inappropriate PC Swap #9 on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: Beautiful postcard! And totally appropriate for me. =) Thank you!
BobaBarb rated for SSS: Scavenger Hunt on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: thank you!
Comment: Hello Colleen, thank you for your letter. I love your Bookish swaps - I always find some new book to check out thanks to it!

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TeaNi on Jul 29, 2022:

Thank you

for granting a CPG wish for me with the fun birthday card and the cute swap cards you included! :)

Zefaniya on Jul 25, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG July wish! Your swap card image is so funny & I relate! Lol

OrigamiGrace on Jun 21, 2022:


For the awesome address labels from my June wishlist at CPG! I love the designs and I especially appreciate the smaller sized ones - perfect for jams, pcs etc:) Always so sweet of you to think of me!!

phillaine on Jun 14, 2022:

Thank you for the VERY cheerful happy mail. So vibrant and pretty before I even opened it!. You know how much I love happy mail stickers and PDT labels (the bookshelf borders are my favorites, and I love how you went with the reading theme)! Looking forward to decorating some envelopes for my fellow book-lovers. :) I have some friends in mind who will just love these unicorns, too. Thank you for the thoughtful and generous gifts, and most of all for your kindness. Have a lovely day!

bluerose3 on Jun 11, 2022:

Thank you (CPG June wish) for the address labels. I like the images you chose :)

JuneRosebud on Jun 10, 2022:

Colleen, Thank you for the birthday card on RAKS ONLY USA for my June Wish List of birthday cards. I was very happy to receive it=)

Poohtat on Jun 9, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome coffee happy mail for my CPG June wish. I love what you chose for me. I write this while drinking a yummy cup of vanilla coffee. Lol. Love your Easily distracted by Dogs sticker on your envelope also. This fits me so perfect. If I go to a gathering where the host has a dog, that's where you will find me instead of with the people. Lol. Happy swapping, Jannine

Kirkdebb on May 31, 2022:

Thank you for the swap cards RAK! I love the variety of different images! I can't wait to use them!

annanymark on May 29, 2022:

Thank you so much for the perfect CPG May wishlist. I love it ❤️

BusyB on May 24, 2022:

Thank you Colleen for the happy mail with a birthday card and cat postcards! I love the white cat PC. It looks a lot like our Yuki. :) Love your stickers you used on the envie. So thoughtful of you to remember me this month. ❤️ CPG May wishes

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