Swap-bot Time: October 1, 2022 1:42 pm


Date Joined: December 24, 2021
Last Online: September 29, 2022
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Bren- I’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 love handmaking things and I love using swaps to push me to create new projects. I want your "heart" so let me know if you do not like what I sent and I will resend the swap!

Usually, I put swaps in the mail the first or second day after receiving assignments, so if you have not received my envelope, 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'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!

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
  • Stationery
  • Washi
  • Stickers
  • Postcards
  • 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


Comment: Thank you for the lovely JJ goodies! I love the handmade inkbox style journaling cards ! SO PRETTY! All of these lovely goodies will go to great use! xx Gabi
Comment: Nice purple assotment! Thanks!
PinotAndPostcards rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for swapping! Love you envelopes :)
Comment: Thank you for the purple embellishments!
Comment: I love what you sent. Thank you so much.
Lovelykarina rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: thank you
Comment: thanks for all of the great blue happy mail!! Very creative to add your card in there too! :) <3
Comment: Such a lovely blue swap. Thank you so much :)
uuvuttaa rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #14 on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: thank you!
BusyB rated for Collage Borders on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap! I can tell you read my profile because your art and the "stride" cluster show that. Warms my heart when someone reads my a bit too long profile. 😁 I will enjoy tucking these into my journals!
Comment: Everything was incredibly beautiful- thank you so much πŸ’šπŸ’š
Comment: Thank you for the nice blue assortment of items. Hope you are well.
Katiebrandx303 rated for Purple Swap - ATCs on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: The ATCS are so cute!! I especially love the unicorn one! Thank you so much πŸ₯Ίβ€οΈ
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pocket full of blue goodies!
tatntole rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #4 on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely heart shaped embellishments, the lovely extras and the decorated envelope, All together a great swap!!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 15, 2022
brooklynbunch rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks! I like the envelope and the stickers--very nice. Susan (brooklynbunch)
kgomez101 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 11, 2022
mkaylee455 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #39 on Sep 11, 2022
Comment: your mail always makes me smile :) Thank you!

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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. πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ’™

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! β€πŸ’•

Wingy on Jan 11, 2022:

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

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