Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 9:53 pm


Date Joined: December 24, 2021
Last Online: March 27, 2023
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Bren- Iโ€™m a part-time political consultant and part-time personal trainer/yoga teacher/wellness coach focused on fitness for all, mental health, work/life balance, and self-improvement. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my partner, two cat children, too many aquariums, and a jungle of house plants.

I'm really big on reusing, regifting, and upcycling! I'm never offended if you pass on items I send if they aren't your style, if you reuse packaging, or anything like that. I hope you don't mind if I do the same!

If you have not received my envelope, please let me know! I also weigh my envelopes before I send them, but in case there's ever postage due on delivery, let me know so I can make it right!

I also keep buying the small denomination stamps that you can only get in large rolls. If you ever want some, just shoot me a message, I'm happy to send a bunch! Right now I have the 2-cent lemon stamps and the 1-cent bobcat stamps!

Likes & Dislikes

Random Likes

  • For JJJ Let's Make a Junk Journal: I'm currently working on a few junk journals- one is pink and blue botanicals/butterflies and one is purple/orange boho.
  • Magic, Astrology, Herbalism, Botany
  • Dogs, Cats, Aquariums, Houseplants, Gardening
  • Junk Journaling, Cardmaking, Sewing
  • Sushi, Coffee, Baked Goods
  • Teal, Purple, Neutrals
  • Penguins, Hummingbirds, Large Cats, Sloths
  • All animals, really
  • Musical Theatre, Travel, New Foods/Drinks
  • Unicorns, Mermaids
  • Bees, butterflies, and ladybugs
  • Anything handmade, anything funny, anything kind

What I Love to Recieve

  • A letter, note, quote, song lyrics
  • Something you created
  • Paper with fun colors and/or textures
  • Washi
  • Stickers
  • Junk Journal Materials
  • Book Pages
  • Sheet Music
  • Old paper, found notes
  • Prompts to write you back with
  • Decorative napkins
  • Cutouts of flowers, people, animals, etc.
  • Seeds, especially flowers that attract pollinators or repel pest insects! A few people have sent me seeds and omg, it has been such a great thing to get. More plants for the garden!


  • Anything political (I work in politics, I know where I stand/who I support)
  • Anything overtly religious (I don't mind holiday based things)
  • People being mean (assume best intentions, we're here as a hobby)
  • Baby/child-based items (I cannot have kids, none of my friends have kids...)


A: autumn, ATC, Aquarius, amethyst, apothecary, astrology, astronomy, art journaling, alpacas, address labels

B: butterflies, bees, baking, birds, blue, bohemian, botany, botanical, books, Bo Burnam, beach, blueberry, bookbinding

C: cats, cooking, coffee, cupcakes, cookies, crystals, constellations, cool colors (green, teal, blue, and purple), cozy, cottagecore, cardmaking, chai, cacti, cooking

D: dogs, dragonflies, donuts, doodles, die cuts, decoupage, dark academia, dungeons & dragons

E: enchanted, elephants, envelopes

F: foxes, fall, flowers, feathers, fantasy, fabric, feminism, Fleetwood Mac

G: gothic, gardening, glitter, green, gel pens, galaxy

H: Halloween, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, humming birds, handmade items, hand lettering, hot chocolate, history

I: ice cream, inspirational sayings, invertebrates

J: journaling, jellyfish, Jewish, junk journaling, Jadzia Dax, Cpt. Janeway

K: kawaii, Keanu Reeves

L: lace, lavender (color, scent, and flower!), ladybugs, lgbtq pride, light academia, Leslie Knope, Lion King, Lady Gaga, llamas

M: metallic, magic, mint green, moon, mystical, mandalas, mermaids, maps, mail art, motivational quotes, mochas, matcha, Moana

N: nature, nasturtiums, 90's nostalgia, narwals

O: owls, orchids, octopus, ombre, ocean

P: pastels, purple, pumpkin, plants, penguins, penpals, peacock feathers, pineapples

Q: quail, quotes

R: rainbows, Ron Swanson, rain, Reeses

S: sugar skulls, sushi, steampunk, stickers, self care, Star Trek, sloths, snails, stamps, scrapbook paper, Slytherin

T: tarot, tattoos, tea, teal, thrifting, typewriters, typewriter font, travel, textured paper

U: unicorns, unused postage stamps

V: violas (both the flowers and the instrument), vanilla, vintage

W: wine, washi tape, watercolors, whimsical, witchy stuff, winter


Y: yoga, Youtube

Z: zines, zero waste

Favorite Movies

  • Mean Girls
  • Die Hard
  • James Bond
  • Legally Blonde
  • Deadpool
  • Moana
  • Speed
  • John Wick
  • Office Space
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Speed
  • Labyrinth
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Any musical ever.

Favorite Books


  • Harry Potter (I'm a Slytherin!)


  • Behavioral Economics
  • History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • True Crime

Favorite Television

  • Bob's Burgers
  • American Horror Story
  • Seinfeld
  • 90 Day Fiance
  • South Park
  • Star Trek
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Letterkenny
  • The Great
  • Criminal Minds
  • Schitt's Creek
  • 30 Rock
  • The Orville


MaryCheng rated for CR: Decorated Envelope w/ Tuck In on Apr 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you Bren for the goodies and decorated envelop. They are lovely.
Trevismom rated for UHM: Profile Mail Art on Mar 24, 2023
Comment: I loved the cherry blossom envelope! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ Thank you so much for the cute stickers and notecard! Happy swapping! โค
Comment: Thank you SO much for a wonderful swap, Bren! I love it all, from the flower postcards to the postage to the cat washi and stickers. Not to mention your Pusheen envelope and the cool handcrafted pocket inside. Just wow. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Comment: Thank you for the cute journal. I love the purple napkin you used on the cover. :-)
MuggleMom rated for JJJ: Flips, Flaps & Folds 6 *USA* on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: ๐Ÿ’Ÿ beautiful papers you used for the flip/flap. I like that you let the YT shuffle pick because I had a hard time choosing too. Did you make the envie too because the color and texture is so fabu! Thank you so much!! xxMuggleMom
Comment: SO beautiful! We have similar taste in paper I think!! Not sure if this is Carte Bella or just a similar one but it is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us. I am going to use this to hold some ephemera and keep it on my studio table with my watercolor papers.
Artistic rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you, Bren.
PeliKat rated for JJE Junk Journal Ephemera on Feb 12, 2023
Comment: Bren, I received your swap for the junk journal ephemera. I loved your beautifully collaged envelope with all the flowers and the book pages; even the stamps were great with the rabbit and the butterfly. Then I opened it to find the beautiful brown note card with the golden birds and your nice note. I think we DO have a lot in common! The pocket you created is fantastic! I love the shorthand page because I did shorthand when I was in high school many many years ago. The tag with the lace is beautiful and I love the dragonfly stamp on the back The little gold dots you put around the image that you collaged onto it are a wonderful! And the index note card, as well as the card with the bird and the flowers are both so pretty - i cant wait to use them in my journal! Thank you also for the little packet of stickers and tickets; the little trolls are so cute. The swap was such a joy to receive and you did such a great job on it. I really appreciate The time and creative energy that you put into every detail of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful swap!! I hope we can swap again sometime and I would definitely be open to a private swap if you are interested. Best wishes and happy gardening to you!!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies!
funstuff rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Bren thank you so much for the wonderful fabric's and other tuck ins I love the extra time you put into it I am really late posting this and I am sorry. My husband had heart surgery in January and everything got shoved off to the side. doris
Comment: Hi Bren! Thank you so very much for the sweet February junk journalโ€ฆI love it so much! The cover is so pretty with that pretty, sparkly lace on the spine. I love how you made the journal from a large mailing envelopeโ€ฆso awesome! All the pages are lovely and I love all the pockets with such beautiful little pieces of ephemera, especially the birds! Beautiful doilies and I love the way you have the big doily with the pockets in the centerโ€ฆvery cool! I just love it and I am so happy to have it in my collection. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ’•
FallProduct rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Autumn on Feb 1, 2023
Response: Glad this arrived!
nancylee rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the personalized swap. I will enjoy using everything.
Ace330660 rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #8 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pocket! I love the coffee smell !
nadithings rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love the variation of the papers! Xoxo nadi
Comment: TY for Nothing :) much appreciated loved it
piepie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: thank you so much! everythings sososo cute!
vigdisblom rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the valentine's goodies that I can use in either my swaps or mini albums. So Sweet, Happy Early V-Day!
Comment: Thanks for nothing!

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simcoe54 on Feb 12, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


ChrisAnne on Oct 4, 2022:

Thank you for the Zine RAK. I love them. Now I feel so much more confident about my ability to make one. Hope to swap with you sometime sonn.

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the zines. I appreciated getting them=)

yvonne401 on Apr 7, 2022:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



thriftymermaid on Mar 28, 2022:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite Group!! Please check out our newest swaps and the group forum to post your Bday info, etc. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

HausOfImps on Mar 4, 2022:

I just noticed that I forgot to thank you for your really cool response to my pen pal swap! I honestly didn't expect anyone to write back, so I was really excited to receive it. :) I appreciate how much time you took with it and it definitely put a smile on my face. I'm working on this long journal project that's a lot of writing that I've owed someone forever, so I'm on here doing art swaps and short notecard swaps only until I finish, BUT I will definitely be writing you back once I have that out! Sorry for the slight delay!

DeboraCreates on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentine's Day! โค๐Ÿ’•

Wingy on Jan 11, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful tag Card ;) ... happy swapping

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