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Last Online: April 17, 2023
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States
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Meet Jenna

Dot, Taco and I dressed for Halloween 2014

Hi! I'm Jenna! I live in IL with my fantastic spouse. We share our mid-century modern house with our kids: a wonderful Angora cat, Stewart, a beautiful Brittany named Dot and an active, young pit mix named Taco. We also recently adopted a second Brittany name Holly. Dot and Taco

I work in a library and love it! In my off time I am a a dog trainer, pet sitter, and quilter. I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening, nature walks, and making crafts for my favorite charities, Days for Girls and Project Linus. I am a Team Leader for Days for Girls. I have a degree in Recreation (Leisure Studies) so I know how to have some serious fun!

My favorite holidays are Christmas (secular) and Valentine's Day (Halloween follows close behind). I am vegetarian and I really like sweets (especially chocolate, almond-flavored things and twizzlers). I love handmade things! I grew up on a farm and love animals of any kind. My favorites are dogs (of course), guinea pigs, turkeys, and penguins.

My style is modern, casual, bright and cheerful. My favorite color combos are pink/red/orange, pink/brown and purple/orange. I like stickers, notecards, and funny socks. I am a fabric hoarder and LOVE pretty cotton solids, modern prints and fun I-spy type prints. I also like stickers and stamped images I can use to make greetings cards.

I enjoy yoga and meditation, it helps with my anxiety. I am a Unitarian Universalist and more political than I ever saw myself being. I am pretty handy around the house and like to tackle projects on the weekends. I can fix a toilet and hang shelves but I wish I was better at home decor.

I wear size X-Large clothing, size 10 shoes, glasses and I have pierced ears. I don't wear makeup. I wear a lanyard at work every day and I LOVE to switch them up each week. I also decorate them with enamel pins, especially Disney pins.

What not to send

Things to avoid when swapping with me:

  • Religious anything

  • Meat/animal products

  • Rose scented items

I love handmade!

What I like best is when someone puts effort into something. I like to see what others have learned, what skills and talents exist in the world! Some of my favorite items I have received were handmade, well-crafted, and well thought out. Not all swaps I sign up for are for handmade items, but when they are I truly appreciate the time you put into it.

I also LOVE a well decorated envelope!

What Jenna watches

What We Do in the Shadows, Ted Lasso, Lower Decks, Shrill, Pen15, Kim's Convenience, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Moana, Frozen, Emperor's New Groove, Shrek, The Other Sister, How's Your News, Secretary, Amelie, Scrubs, Gilmore Girls, The Office, The Colbert Report, The Sarah Silverman Program, Real Sex, Animal Precinct, Good Eats, Antiques Roadshow, The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation, Bones, House, Law and Order (ALL of them!), Downton Abbey, Doc Martin, The Great British Bake Off, Call the Midwife, Outlander, Poldark, The In-Betweeners, Friday Night Dinner, Difficult People, Star Trek

Favorite Crafts

knitting, crochet, scrapbooking/cardmaking, origami, shrinky-dinks, polymer clay food and jewlery, sewing (toys and clothes), miniatures, jewlery (charm bracelets, beaded items, sewn items), quilting, clothespin dolls

Favorite Books

Even though I work in a library and I like to read, I am a very slow reader. I mostly like to read nonfiction books, but can re-read the Trixie Belden series and Little House books over and over. (Kids books, I know! But they are very relaxing for me.) Currently I am enjoying the Chet and Bernie mystery series and started reading some Terry Pratchett on the suggestion of my spouse.


I will NOT flake so if for some reason you don't receive a swap, something has gone wrong! Please send me a message and I will make it right.

When I host a swap, I angel it. If your partner flakes on you, rate them a 1 and contact me! No one should go without goodies!!


Kraftylady777 rated for Sticker Advent Swap #1 on Feb 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!! In the stocking it goes. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
bringitb rated for Sticker Advent Swap #2 on Nov 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing this bundle with me! I'm going to wait until December to open the envelopes, in true advent style. =) Thanks so much for sharing the AMAZING stationary from 1980. I love all things Muppets! It looks like it's from Muppets Take Manhattan, given Kermit's tux and all the stars on it. So beautiful! I will be framing this for sure. =) Thanks again!
spicemom rated for Stocking Surprises-October on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Hi Jenna Thank u il open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Comment: Cute card! Great swap. Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you! Such a cute card!
CANNEKCUL rated for Stocking Surprises-September on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Hi! Wow! Thank you so much for the vintage Christmas card. I love and appreciate that you gave this treasure to me. Placing my wrapped gift with the others to be opened in December.
Comment: Fun choices! Thanks for joining my swap!
ShyAnn64 rated for Stocking Surprises-August on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!
Jjean rated for WIYM: Stuff the Stocking-August USA on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wrapped gift - Cardinals are my favorite ....will not open until Christmas....
SouthsideTracie rated for Stocking Surprises-July on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I'm saving to open on Christmas day - I'm like a kid again because I have surprises to open :-*
Comment: Jenna, What a sweetheart you are to send me the hitchhiker. That was so incredibly nice!! Thank you. :o)
Hoxiedove rated for White Elephant Gift Exchange on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks I gave everything to two little girls I know. Thank you Marry Christmas!
4Friends rated for 12 Days Of Disney Gifts on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: I have one more to open. Thank you for everything. I loved the Aladdin Pin I opened today. Merry Christmas!
kathieross rated for Halloween awesomeness on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I had not heard of a flip bag before getting yours (FYI...whatever adhesive you used on the paper bag did not hold up and the papers & decorations are mostly off). Have a good week.
Comment: Thank you Jenna! I loved this. Thank you for the library goodies, too. I went to library school @ the university of Illinois. Fun to see what they’re up to these days! 💌📬💜
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: Itty Bitty Stitchery (USA) on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: OMG! That is the cutest little thing I've ever seen - I can't believe you knitted something so tiny - Thank you!
PegOGood rated for Postcard with a Joke (US Only) on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the jokes and the cute stickers

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MissLatitude on Feb 14, 2019:

Thank you for the little classroom valentine. Happy Valentine’s Day

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

lou on Mar 18, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 23, 2016:


sweetpea22 on Oct 19, 2015:

Thank you SO much for the lovely journal, yummy candy and cute stickers for my OG I wish for tag :)) Your package made my day!!!

XFoxgloveX on Jan 7, 2015:

Thank you for the amazing, thoughtful Angel!!! It arrived so quickly and was wrapped so pretty! Thank you thank you thank you :) poppy won't let the chicken go, :)

anrtist on Jul 8, 2014:

HI! Luv your profile, check mine out to see all we have in common ;-) I collect salt n pepper shakers too ;-0 I think you may like the 4x6 rolo group recipe series too.... if u need patterns pm me your addie and i will snailmail a sheet with all 3 rolo sizes! ;-) Blessings, cc

hellblazer on Sep 9, 2013:

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ArtHarpy on May 17, 2011:

I LOVE your Prayer Flags! I hope we get to trade in the Prayer Flag swap ;-)

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