Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 2:44 am


Date Joined: August 24, 2021
Last Online: September 25, 2023
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

About Me

RECENT 3's I got very sick back in July and was away from Swap-Bot for a while. A lot of my swaps went out very late and were rated as 3's. I did not flake on anyone, though - just some late sendouts. Hope you all understand.

Hi! My name is Serena and I was born and raised in Las Vegas but recently moved across the country to New Jersey! My fiance and I moved here after getting engaged and he got into Columbia University. It has been a great adventure so far and I am so proud of him! I commute into and work in NYC - so things can get a bit hectic sometimes. We are deep into planning our wedding for June 2024!

I started bullet journaling after I was diagnosed with cancer at age 15 (I am now 8 years cancer-free WOO!) to keep track of my weeks after having bad chemo-brain and to have an outlet for my feelings and emotions during a traumatic time. I LOVE my journal, although my style and regularity have changed throughout the years. My current style is more junk journal with entries rather than keeping track of my calendar. I love being able to use up stickers and paper to make a cohesive spread, and then fill it with my thoughts! (Poppy's Vintage Journal on Youtube is a great example of what my spreads look like. Although, I dont stick to just vintage.)

I am fortunate enough to have been surrounded by family and an amazing support system through treatment. I could not have done it without them. Now, I am even luckier to have a career at a nonprofit - it is so fulfilling and rewarding.

Aside from my journal and swapping, another big and important hobby to me is my plants. I have many house plants that I love so much and enjoy getting to see their progress. My plants did well in Vegas, but they are thriving even more in the east coast humidity! I am so excited to watch them grow and fill up the apartment.

My fiance and I have been together for 5 years and are so excited to be planning a wedding! We love to cook together and have been loving thrift shopping! There are so many good finds at the ones near us.

I really enjoy cooking as well. I HATE cleaning up after so luckily I cook and fiance cleans :) Trying new recipes is so fun and I love trying ones recommended to me! I recently thrifted a brand new bread maker and have been OBSESSED! We make fresh bread every week and I have recently even started making homemade jam! Truly the best thing I have ever purchased.

Things I Like

IN SEARCH OF: BLANK RECIPE CARDS! I am building my own recipe book and am looking for fun, unique and vintage cards to write my recipes on. Thanks!

I like to receive anything! Mostly I enjoy stationery and things I can use in my junk journal. Any kind of stickers, washi tapes, paper, cards, etc! I DO NOT enjoy planner/teacher stickers or ones with characters, not really my thing. My journal is more collage/themed and I do not use or like planner stickers very much.

I really love vintage stationery sets and strawberry themed items! If it’s vintage and strawberry, even better!

My favorite color is green. But more of an emerald or hunter green. I also enjoy neutral browns/vintage styles. I love any spooky/Halloween/witchy theme but also love bright, colorful florals. No need to worry about what I don't like, as long as it is not religious or political, I'm sure I will like it.

I have a very eclectic style - maximalism all the way!Life is too short to not use or buy the fun colorful things.

Favorite Music

Music is something I love so deeply. There are just too many artists/songs/genres to name! I love:

  • HARRY STYLES Willing to talk about about anything and everything harry styles/one direction - i could go on for days
  • The 1975
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • One Direction
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Lizzy McAlpine
  • Billie Eilish
  • Noah Kahn
  • ETHEL CAIN (I seriously cannot get enough of Preachers Daughter - heavy stuff but the storytelling is a masterpiece.)

I like mostly anything when it comes to music.

The only things I don't like are:

  • EDM
  • Heavy metal
  • country

    I love to hear suggestions from others, so please share your all-time and current faves with me!

My fiance and I have a growing vinyl collection, too. A lot of them couldnt make the move with us but we are slowly getting them. We love to find classics but also love the colored pressings of our favorites.


Darlindanz rated for Quick pc swap on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool coloring card. That was a good list of songs haha. Please no WAP at my funeral 😂
Comment: Thank you for the card! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and kind wishes.
Catt007 rated for Alphabet Songs #23 - W on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Hi Sorry for being slow with the rating. Thanks for the songs. Be Happy.
Comment: Thank you! I love the Halloween postcard thank you!
Stachel rated for Alphabet Songs #23 - W on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Sry for rating so late, life has been very busy. Thank you for your list of songs ♥️ I didn't know most of the songs you picked. I liked the black eyed peas song best 😁
Comment: Ugh I agree! I hate being in the heat. I will come out of my house in the Fall.
carol rated for Traveling PC's World #77 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: This one finally turned up! Not sure where it's been, but if you haven't resent yet. please don't. Sorry tor all the trouble!
annim rated for Alphabet Songs #12 - L on Sep 4, 2023
Comment: Sorry, only just realised I hadn't rated!
suepier rated for COLOR OF THE MONTH #7 (JULY 2023) on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard from Ellis Island. I have never been to see it.
annim rated for Alphabet Songs #23 - W on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
debbiespoms rated for Alphabet Songs #23 - W on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks.
myancey rated for Alphabet Songs #23 - W on Aug 13, 2023
mchesser12 rated for COLOR OF THE MONTH #7 (JULY 2023) on Aug 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Sa Tuna postcard. Hopefully things are getting easier for you.
CHOWEFACE rated for SCATTS - F - ROUND 12 - US ONLY on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: I messaged a while back but haven't gotten a response. Can re-rate when I get a card. // UPDATE: Received card on 8/8. Thanks!
Response: so sorry, again, that it got out to you so late! happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the St Louis blues postcard
Comment: I messaged a while back but haven't gotten a response. Can re-rate when I get a card. UPDATE: Got the card on 8/4. Thanks!
Traceyk rated for TELL ME #42 on Aug 2, 2023
Comment: I sent you a message without response. I will re-rate when I receive this swap. 8/2 - I received the postcard. I agree with you that Faithfully is a great song!

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myancey on Jul 19, 2023:

Hope all is ok. Please read messages and pls leave me a rating for June’s color of the month swap. Thank you

myancey on Jul 3, 2023:

Could you please leave me a rating for the color of the month swap for June? I mailed it over a month ago (if I need to resend please let me know also) thank you

simcoe54 on May 12, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 2, 2022:


Snaileditcrafts on May 30, 2022:

p Happy Swapping! "Simple Summer."

bpl76 on Jan 23, 2022:

Love your story on IG congrats for being cancer free for so long !!

ccmmsu on Jan 22, 2022:


So glad to have you with us!

yvonne401 on Dec 29, 2021:

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



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