Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2022 9:58 am


Date Joined: July 31, 2018
Last Online: January 13, 2022
Birthday: February 28, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

Starting at the end of May 2021, I will be taking a break from Swapbot. I love all the swaps and people on here-but our family is dealing with a serious illness and so I need to free up some of my obligations. I hope to be back soon, but wanted to explain my absence. Thank you.

Hi! I love to journal, and keep several different types for different purposes. I love my hobonichi, my midori travelers' notebook, and my bullet journal the best. I'm not very artistic, but I find sketching and watercolor very relaxing. I love to send snail mail, I'm still new at mail art, but learning as I go.

I have 3 young children who keep me very busy. We also have two dogs, a Border Collie mix and a poodle. We also have a guinea pig named Flash.I work at a local nonprofit.

Along with Journaling, I love to read, I am a big sci fi nerd, and I collect fountain pens. My family loves to camp, hike and canoe. (And of course cook, as my screen name suggests!)

I've started dabbling in watercolors. I'm by no means any good, but I love the process of painting. Art Journaling, and coloring books also bring me calm. I think of art as a moving meditation of sorts.

Favorite Books

I love reading everything. Jane Austen would be my favorite, and anything in that genre. I also love mystery, sci fi/fantasy, thrillers, fiction and non fiction. I've been reading a lot of Neil Gaiman lately.

Favorite Television

I have eclectic taste in TV. There's the usual sit coms and dramas. But I also like quirky shows, anything British (Endeavor!) and vintage mysteries (Poirot). I love Doctor Who, Sherlock AND Elementary, You're The Worst, and any Star Trek. I love cooking shows, especially Chopped and Halloween Wars. Lately, I have been enjoying The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Umbrella Academy!

During quarantine, I've rewatched all of 'Grimm'.

Favorite Themes/Things

-Fountain pens

-Purple, Green, Grey

-Nature, botanical, mountains

-Gardening, vegetables, Herbs, Artichokes

-Goats, Dogs, Sloths, hedgehogs, bears

-Anything Tim Burton or Alice in Wonderland

-Hello Kitty


-Flow magazine

-Yoga, meditation, simplicity

-Cabins, camping, backpacking

-Cooking, canning

-watercolor painting



-I really have eclectic tastes, and I love variety!

Tea of Choice

Tea seems to be a big deal around here. I have no problem with that. I drink all kinds, but prefer real tea over herbal or infusions. My standard is Earl Grey, but I am also one of those weird people who likes Lapsang Souchang even though my husband calls it creosote tea. I love flowering teas. And my favorite green tea is gunpowder green tea. I also like different mint teas and chai. But I really love trying different kinds and I love the different tea bag art.

Please don't send...

I really do love almost everything, but as I have actually received a few of these things (and some are more problematic than others) I thought I should mention them.

Please don't send me:

-negative images on postcards or anywhere else. -political or religious items -Christmas themed items

I am extremely sensitive to cigarette smoke, so please don't send me items that have been exposed to cigarette smoke.


I'm a coffee addict. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? I drink tea too, but coffee is a must have for mornings. And I love Starbucks (I know, I know) and Starbucks related paraphernalia. I love to collect cool Starbucks gift cards and other ephemera...

Craft Stuff I like

I'm not picky and really love seeing all the different things swappers share! But if we're doing a journal/craft swap, here are a few ideas of things I especially love: -Different types of paper, book, ledger, tea stained, etc.

-Paper twine and pretty string or yarn

-regular Traveler's notebook size inserts

-stationery, note paper, sticky notes, little envelopes, letter sets

-stickers of all kinds (please no reward stickers)

-washi (thin, big, regular, I love it all!)

-stamps or stamped images

-ephemera of all kinds, especially decorated paper (dyed or painted or whatever)

-anything handmade by you that you want to share


I always complete and mail my swaps. If something happens that prevents me getting it out to you on time, I will let you know. If something isn't right with a swap you get from me, please let me know. I will resend- I really want my swaps to be enjoyed.


Comment: Thank you for the great chunk
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2021 on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you. I love cranberry n ginger flavors :)
Comment: I love your calling card and sticker, that is so cool. I LOVE Little Women, I even have a quote from the book as a tattoo.
Comment: Thank you for the classic books! Love them. The murder mystery is intriguing to me! Curl up with a good mystery before bed! Thanks for the recommendations. Happy Reading!
ladylouie rated for 2 page Letter #5 on Dec 11, 2021
Burger1girl rated for Winter Care Package-USA 2021 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: oh my oh my!! If you could have seen me dancing around with the coffee cup you got me!! Iappreciate that so much! ANd the teas smells wonderful. I can also use the napkins in my art! The coffee beans look wonderful. You out did yourself! My cup is my certain favorite of this season...means so much I could cry.. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed everything. I had a lot of fun picking stuff out for you! Enjoy!
Fabriqueen rated for Goodies Swap #4 on Nov 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the homemade card and goodies. All are excellent!
Comment: Thank you for the decorated PC and the cute goodies! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Love everything you send me, thank you! The envelope was so cool to receive 👻 I am currently re-watching the Vampire Diaries, my favourite series and perfect for Halloween 😊
Comment: Your envie and goodies were just the cutestttt! ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ
Comment: Will write back this week
FieryCanuck rated for tea and infuse theme envelope on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Wow, I loved everything about this package!! Thank you for all of the fun items, and the chatty note too. Chag Sameach to you!! <3
apocaleepse rated for Tea & Inspiration-May on Jun 9, 2021
Reign747 rated for Tea & Inspiration-May on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
AceInBeautyland rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wide variety of teas! They all look yummy. I love the quote you sent!! The card was lovely.
SecondHalfMusings rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on May 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the note and the great teas. Love the quote!
thequilterslink rated for Tea & Inspiration-March on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you, took long time. My niece just got Valentine card I sent her.
Response: So glad it go there! I have seen some people just now getting Holiday cards from a year ago in the mail-it's crazy slow sometimes!
danatropicana rated for Tea & Inspiration-February on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package! I adore the quote and I have never seen twig tea and I'm excited to try it! Thanks also for the book recs - just put them both on hold at the library. They're popular! Take care!
DragonflyDreamer rated for Tea & Inspiration-February on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Ok. Your little card and sticker are 50 shades of adorable!!! Where do you have them made?!?!?!? Thank you for the sweet card and fun teas. Both teas are new to me and I'm excited to try them. Thanks for a grate swap. Be well.

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kizzlets on Feb 18, 2021:

Hello Wildspoon28, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I'm so backed up on my snail mail lol, but I want to say thank you so much for the awesome Valentine Package you recently sent me! As I'm typing this message, I'm currently munching on this awesome mushroom chocolate cookie that I did not know existed. I also love this awesome mushroom mug you picked out! Kinda bummed my partner didn't send for the "Valentine's Day Care Package-USA" but I really appreciate for making me happy for receiving this awesome box!!

takehimaway on Dec 14, 2020:

I WAS SO THRILLED TO GET YOUR CHRISTMAS SWAP TODAY. I HAVEN'T OPENED IT YET. I actually just sent my first ever Hanukkah package to my friend, Julia, and timed it so it would ideally arrive in the middle. I will be saving your beautiful swap until Christmas Day, so expect a rating around that time. This is so lovely. Thank you so much. <3~

Star7Lily on Jun 28, 2020:

Hoping you are well Juliet, thought to brighten your days at home, from your fellow Jane Austen fans & 'Georgettes' do stop by the forum and say hello, xx Jane & Anna.

mamajoy on May 2, 2020:

My daughter’s Haiku:

Today I am in - Tomorrow will be the same - All spaces are small

Appropriate for all of us! Couldn’t squeeze that one on the postcard.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 2, 2018:

Hello, Just reading your profile O dear you have a midori? I envy you

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