Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 1:05 pm


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Last Online: December 18, 2018
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.
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, Corgi-Aid 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 collect the stickers that come on fruits and vegetables. I keep them in an old cookbook, divided by fruit/veg type. :) Send me some and make my day!

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

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, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, 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!!


shellbee8 rated for A Cozy Christmas Eve on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: I got the packages and everything is so sweetly wrapped I cant wait to go through it more on Christmas eve!
Comment: I am waiting till Christmas (eve-ish😂)...to open but I love you beautiful package and I love that you wrapped Sophia a stocking stuffer too. We both have swab bot stockings. We started a “kids swappers” group. She was getting super jealous!😃 Merry Christmas and thank you kindly for putting so much work into the package again 😍❤️😍
Comment: Thanks so much Jenna! Love the fabric pattern.
Comment: Thank you for the gift! It is wrapped so pretty! I'm putting it right into my stocking!
Duckygirl rated for Halloween Goodie Bag on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! I loved your swap. Loved the earrings and the handmade items. It was an awesome swap. :) :) It was so much fun to open!
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween card! I love the idea of having friends and/or neighbors over for cider and pumpkin bars - great idea! :D
Kitty2cats rated for Halloween Loaded Bag Flip on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Yay! Love the Halloween Loaded Flip Bag goodies. Nice variety, fun ephemera to use in projects. Thank you!
jenlovespsu rated for A Spooky Night Halloween Swap on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: What a fun swap!!! Thank you so much for everything and have a spooktacular Halloween!!! :)
tialeanne rated for Handmade Halloween Postcard #2 on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Happy Halloween!
shiloh102 rated for Fill My Stocking - August on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: I'll put it away . Thank you
mags142 rated for i dare you on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I have never tried to do artsy stuff with my left hand so I'm excited to see how it turns out :)
patricia8288 rated for Fill My Stocking - July on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you, happy summer
oceanilumn rated for i dare you on Jul 27, 2018
ahren rated for Pointy Hat Postcard Swap on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Wonderful wonderful card and swap concept. I love everything about this - thank you!
noone7212 rated for i dare you on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun dare! Thank goodness there's no time deadlines on this, it may take a while to find a dog show :-)
Comment: love the creative packaging ;-)
samsstuff rated for Hand-carved Stamp Swap on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet stamps!
Stampchick rated for i dare you on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Super cute PC and interesting Dare. Hope I can find a dog show to attend!
Tuutis rated for Pointy Hat Postcard Swap on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! They look so fun with their hats :D.
Comment: Thanks for the nice words and the handmade chalice. I went to school where you are, and used to live around the corner from the congregation.

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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 ;-)

LINDA50 on Apr 2, 2009:

I just set up our next index swap for A to Z rolos. Hope you can join!

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