Swap-bot Time: June 9, 2023 7:37 am


Date Joined: August 24, 2021
Last Online: June 5, 2023
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: JANUARY 14, 2022 Hi all, along with all the craziness, I moved across the country! I have my mail forwarded but some things might take a bit longer to get to me. I promise to rate as soon as I receive! Thank you everyone!

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.


aurelas rated for My Top Songs This Month - May 2023 on Jun 6, 2023
Comment: You made yours so pretty!
damilola rated for My Top Songs This Month - May 2023 on Jun 5, 2023
Comment: Found it, went straight to spam, can you believe that !?!? So many new songs and artists to discover. Thanks a lot !
squince rated for What's for dinner? Postcard #1 on Jun 4, 2023
Comment: Love your handwriting!
Comment: Thank you for all the songs. Loved listening to them!
Comment: Thanks for your great list of songs and in a graphic look I love !
Comment: Thank you very much for your mail. I will pass on
USAFwife rated for What's for dinner? Postcard #1 on Jun 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute card! I hope you had a good birthday dinner. :) Korean food is one of our favorites, but I'm still learning how to prepare it well at home!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jun 2, 2023
Comment: Sorry for the late rating but just realized the ratings weren't saved correctly. Thank you!
ultracinematik rated for PC ME #10 on Jun 2, 2023
Comment: I haven't received this but am okay without a resend. I believe that you sent this on the 4th of May as indicated on the swap. Thank you for sending. I had another swap simply not arrive after it was pictured in my informed delivery email, so I'm guessing this also walked away in a similar fashion.
Response: Oh no! Are you sure? I am more than happy to resend! I have had lots of things not show up after seeing them on informed delivery... so sad!
Fabriqueen rated for TELL ME #34 on Jun 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling PC and telling me about your family! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and all the awesome extras! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
IDASHi rated for TELL ME #34 on Jun 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I had not heard of the feast of the 7 fishes. It sounds like something I would have loved before I became allergic to shellfish.
annaliesethegnome rated for TELL ME #34 on Jun 1, 2023
Comment: Very interesting! I’ve never heard of the Feast of the 7 Fishes! Thanks so much!
Gardenbird73 rated for Wax Seal Swap on May 31, 2023
Comment: Hi Serena! Thank you for the beautiful wax seals. I love them so much ❤️ And aren’t they so fun to make? 😊
Cindymt rated for Alphabet Songs #12 - L on May 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I really like Love is a Battlefield!
cowboypoodle rated for Alphabet Songs #12 - L on May 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed listening to your songs :-)
mysmashbooklife rated for Alphabet Songs #12 - L on May 22, 2023
Comment: I love the Harry Style song. Thank you for the rest of the songs too!
ahywka rated for Alphabet Songs #12 - L on May 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for a nice selection! Happy swapping :)
lostinavalon rated for Traveling PC's World #75 on May 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ephemera!
Comment: What a wonderful envelope full of smiles you sent to me! I love everything, especially the collage card that you made. Thank you so much. Wish I could give you a bunch of hearts.

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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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