Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2024 4:09 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2015
Last Online: July 11, 2024
Birthday: June 26
Country: United States

About Me

Hello there! My name is Tessa! It's wonderful to meet you :)

I'm a 29 year old redhead, I'm a Christian, married, mama to two rambunctious boys and pregnant with our third baby due September 2024 β™₯β™₯ I'm a Registered Nurse, currently working as a Homemaker while my babies are young.


β˜†β˜† I will always do my best to send on time, and rate as soon as I receive. If there's an issue, please message me! I am happy to resend when necessary :) β˜†β˜†

I love being a mama β™₯

My Interests

gardening, painting, photography, making videos, journaling, snail mailing, scrapbooking, art journaling, listening to music, singing, playing ukulele, printmaking, napping, watching youtube, knitting, sewing, reading, daydreaming, hiking, swimming, going for walks, stargazing, watching movies, cooking, baking, coffee and tea drinking. :)


COLORS: the colors in a Sunrise and Sunset, Autumn Colors, Blues and Greens, Neutral Colors, Cool Colors, Minimalist, Galaxy...

THEMES: Gardening, Food, Mom life, married life, Biblical, botanical, flowers, galaxy, Astronaut, Maps, Nautical, Sailing, Cameras, Polaroids, Scotland, Ireland, Air Mail, Hipster, Fantasy, Classic, Regency, Anne of Green Gables, Country, Nature, Landscapes, Ocean, farmhouse, Vintage, cozy, Artsy, paintings, watercolor, flowers, floral, feminine, soft, delicate, minimalism, pressed flowers, homemaking, food, baking, simple joys in life..

ANIMALS: Frogs and Toads, Dogs, Puppies, Polar Bears, Foxes, Pandas, cats, baby animals, most every animal that's just plain CUTE :D

SCENTS: Fruit, Fresh and Clean, Lightly Floral, Vanilla, Cinnamon, eucalyptus, anything Autumn-y, the smell of the air after a thunderstorm, the scent of baking treats, the warm scent of a really good hug..

THINGS: Journals, Postcards of places, Maps, Paper Currency, Washi Tape, Stickers, Fun things to stick in my journal (see themes), Stationary, New Stamps, Used Stamps, Paints, Books, Pictures, Polaroids, Sheet Music, Handmade, Paintings, Drawings, Doodles, Magazine Clippings,


I don't watch a lot of tv/movies anymore except for the occasional ones I watch with my husband on the weekends such as: The Chosen, Star War Bad Batch (already watched thru the Clone Wars!), John Wick, and The American Gospel movies (Christ Alone, Christ Crucified, and Spirit & Fire).

However here are some old faves that I still think are great:

Anne of Green Gables series, J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jane Austen movies (My favorites are Sense & Sensibility, Emma, and Pride & Prejudice), The Prince of Egypt, Despicable Me movies, Megamind, Leap Year, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, North and South, Jane Eyre


Currently reading...

Books I've enjoyed:

Anne of Green Gables series, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Harry Potter series, North and South, ...more to be added as I remember


I have been journaling since I was 11 years old, and I still keep up the practice today! I would love to meet other journal people :) I also enjoy participating in journal swaps every now and again...

Let's Be Friends


barbie, rhinestones, hello kitty, Skull and crossbones, dark/rude humor, anything inappropriate or sensual, tattoos, foam stickers, Anything witchcraft or voodoo. Not a fan of any sports, so I don't care for them, cigarette smoke, smoke of any kind

Snail Mail Art

I absolutely LOVE getting Mail Art letters! A decorated envelope is a sure way to get a heart from me! Also fun and interesting stamps are always lovely to receive. :)


Kinnickinick rated for The Jambalaya Journal #3 INTL on Jun 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the extras and another lovely page!
Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it :)
LilacSilence rated for The Jambalaya Journal #2 INTL on Jun 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful spread! --- I hope you were able to return home speedily and that there were not too much damage.
Response: Thank you! Yes thankfully it was only our fences that needed rebuilt, but since we rent our landlord took care of it, and quickly too! Which was nice. Thankful that all is well again :)
dakotadee rated for The Jambalaya Journal #1 on Jun 18, 2024
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart β™₯
Comment: Hi Tessa! Thank you so much for your fun stickers, I am so excited to use them! My personal favorite is the basketball vine quote... "my name is trey and i have a basketball game tomorrowwww" haha, reminds me of JennaMarbles. I also love the harry potter stamp, very jealous of those. Thanks again! Clair
Response: Haha yes!! I used to love watching JennaMarbles! I'm glad you liked them and will enjoy using them! :)
youngsenior rated for The Jambalaya Journal #3 on May 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful page. As this was my first I learned from yours. Your friend Joy
Response: Thank you for the heart! :) I'm so happy to have you in my swaps!
tcornell rated for The Jambalaya Journal #2 on May 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you, I love everything! Great swaps that you are hosting as well <3 Tracy
Response: That makes me so happy to hear! :) Thank you β™₯
Kinnickinick rated for The Jambalaya Journal #1 INTL on May 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful page spread and extras! I can’t wait to bind all the pages from this swap together!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! Yes, I think it will make an inspiring journal to look back on. :)
Response: Thank you! :)
Comment: It came today. You mentioned elderberry...we have elderberries here and I make elderberry syrup to use for colds and coughs for us...it works better than cough medicine!
Response: That's so cool that you grow elderberries! My cousin does that too, I think it's a wonderful alternative to medicine and has been helpful when I'm pregnant. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your journal spread! Such a pretty page! I like it so much!
Response: I'm so glad to hear you liked it! :) Thank you so much for the heart! ❀️
Comment: Ooh, now i have a better idea of this. Thank you! Dr. Laura would be proud of you staying home with your kids. Thank you for your spread and all the goodies! ❀️❀️❀️
Response: Thank you!! I'm so glad you liked it and thank you for the heart!❀️
pbcquiltlover rated for New penpal for spring on May 12, 2023
Comment: You are a delight! Thanks so much! <3
Response: Thank you! :)
ammalu rated for The Round Robin Pen Pal #13 on May 8, 2023
Comment: Thanks 😊
Response: Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Your journal pages are so cute! I hope your garden flourishes! Certainly enough sun in TX!
Response: Thank you! It is growing more and more, although some of the smaller things have been uprooted by my toddler lol ;P gonna keep planting and see what happens!
colorfizz rated for March 2023 Journal Swap on Apr 15, 2023
Comment: Your journal was a pleasure to read. Thank you so much for inviting me in to your month! I hope your barista skills keep improving, and your health and comfort are staying level. I very much enjoyed hearing how you spent your days and would give you three stars if I could!
Response: Thank you!! :) I am slowly seeing improvement in my barista skills, but definitely still a bit slow and I need to study the drink recipes! Thank you for the well wishes, I'm so glad you enjoyed my journal! take care <3
theprairiemailbox rated for Fountain Pen Pal Swap on Apr 5, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter! Finding a good paper for fountain pens can be a bit of a pain - I have a Mnemosyne notebook that I love using... or should I say loved until I spilled my water bottle on it at work a couple of weeks ago! I will write back soon!
Response: You're welcome! :) That seems to be the case, I'm glad you found paper that works well for you! Aw man, maybe it will still work after it dries out.. just a little wrinkled :) I look forward to hearing back from you! take your time
Comment: Thank you for everything. I can't wait to use it in my journals.
Response: thank you for the heart! :) This was a fun swap!
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies!
Response: You're welcome! :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely joural page. I really loved reading all about you.
Response: Thank you! And thank you for joining my swap!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 83 15 16
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82 93 0 0
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FieryCanuck on May 24, 2024:

thank you so much for angeling for the Jambalaya Journal swap; I appreciate it so much. You went above and beyond! I love your page and can't wait to start my journal with it! ...and all of the extras: wow! Thank you, Tessa!! <3 <3 <3

JournalingGinger on Feb 10, 2023:

yvonne401 on May 19, 2020:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



JournalingGinger on Jan 6, 2017:

Zefaniya on Jul 15, 2016:

Oh wow, I just saw your note on my profile. You've probably gotten my reply by now lol

Zefaniya on Mar 18, 2016:

No worries, I'll still be here lol

joybookpages on Mar 6, 2016:

Tessa, L💗VE the notecards & extras. Thank you.

miablancs on Feb 20, 2016:

From the GROUP PEN PALS WITH A HEART. Please now that you are a member of this group can you go to the group forums in our group. You will find your own personal page in the group forum and a questionnaire that you must fill out. Enjoy being part of our group and thanks for joining.

oblivionspin on Feb 16, 2016:

I had to check out your profile after running into you in the group forums (and because how can I resist scoping out the other journaling redheads on this site). Your profile is really stellar. I might have to mooch the write me prompts idea for mine.
Also, for how much we absolutely do not have in common we sure have a lot in common. I hope we run into each other in a swap at some point or something. (:

Trader1244 on Feb 16, 2016:

Thought I would go with the Elementary for the picture for the Profile Picture Comment # 1 Swap

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