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Date Joined: March 17, 2016
Last Online: July 16, 2017
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States
Pinterest: jessicatcarson
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About Me


When I started working at my local VA Hospital, I immediately noticed the beautiful glass mail chute that ran from the 6th floor down to the first floor, between the elevators. Now, I was told, "Jessica, don't put anything bulky in there, it'll get stuck." I said, "Nah, I won't I just want to see mail go down the chute." They said, "Jessica, why are you so excited about this thing?" I answered, "Because mail is fun and this is the coolest way to put mail in a box that I've ever seen!" But bulky mail doesn't just get stuck in the chute. Everything gets stuck in the chute. Please let me know, if anything is stuck, I mean not delivered and I will re-send. And from now on, know that I will put mail in the big mailbox on the main floor instead of the chute. But it's still tempting. So very tempting.

Hiya, I'm Jessica, a nurse from Texas. I've been married a little over a year. We have 3 rescue animals: Kaiser (german shepherd/boxer), Toby (chihuahua/terrier) and Priya (our chubby gray tabby). I love all things snail mail and crochet. It's always nice to find new things that are relaxing or therapeutic. I find writing letters and swaps are both.

You can always tell when someone has taken the time to prepare and complete a swap. Those are my favorite swaps to come by and always lead to happy mail days.

If ever you have not received a swap from me please message me, I would be happy to resend. If it is a package then I will more than likely have a tracking number with it, just let me know. :) Communication is key.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy alternative. If you listen to Sirius radio, my go to stations are Alt Nation and The Spectrum. Love: Cold War Kids, The Black Keys. Travis, 1975, Daft Punk, Death Cab for Cutie, Sondre Lerche, The Shins, Norah Jones, Ben Folds, Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, M83, Muse, Nouvelle Vague, Spoon, The Killers.

Favorite Books


Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon Book 4 of the Outlander Series.

My father taught me the joy and importance of reading. I still get butterflies in my stomach whenever I walk into a library or bookstore. Reading is like a present you give yourself. In recent years my husband opened my eyes to the world of Stephen King.

Books and authors that I have loved: The Shining, Doctor Sleep, The Stand, anything written by Neil Gaiman, Harry Potter, Outlander series, Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, Ray Bradbury, David Sedaris, Fahrenheit 451, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, The Never Ending Story. This list could go on. I would also like to mention that I read/listen to books in all forms. Paperback, e-reader, audio. I love a good audio book, I can get twice the house work done without skipping a beat. Who am I kidding, I rarely get housework done.

Favorite Movies

If I have to pick I will always choose laughing over crying. Dramas, comedies, musicals, rom/coms but indie movies are my favorite, blame it on my dad. My favorite movies include: Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, Secretary, Step Brothers, Annie Hall, Rushmore (any Wes Anderson), Howl's Moving Castle, There Will Be Blood, the new Star Trek movies, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Favorite Television


Westworld on HBO and Season 2 of Master of None on Netflix

I watch too much television. I always have. My favorite guilty pleasure is binge watching Bob's Burgers. Linda is my favorite character. But my favorite of all shows has to be Rectify. There's never been a show like it. I always love a good show recommendation, so bring it!

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Other shows I've watched and loved: Mad Men, SOA, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, The Killing, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Fargo, Archer, How I Met Your Mother, Transparent, Red Oaks, Outlander, Penny Dreadful, Broadchurch, Sherlock, The Fall, Stranger Things.

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FAVORITE PODCASTS - The Sporkful - Why Was This Ever Cool - Young House Love Has a Podcast - A Slob Comes Clean

Crocheting, especially things to give as gifts.

Hey Guys, I made this....and my Secret Santa aka Sis-N-Law is super proud of it.

I like to try my hand at gardening every year, no food just flowers. One year, I would like to try vegetable gardening.

Card making, ATCs and watercolors.

I got a Cricut Explore Air 2! Now I don't know what to do with it! Help Me!

I love to cook all types of food. I would love your paleo recipes if you have them. But any tried and true crowd (or husband) pleasers are always appreciated.

Recipes for my bread maker and/or pressure cooker.

And I love letter writing, but I always thought that there were only a few of us out there that did. Thankfully I have found a lot of resources and people that feel the way I do. Yes!

Things I Like


  • I would really love recommendations for: books, podcasts and TV shows.

  • teal/aqua/robin's egg basically blue green hues.

  • Stingrays

  • Bob's Burgers

  • Arthur

  • Wonder Woman

  • Ratatouille

  • Llamas

  • Unicorns and rainbows (I'm channeling my childhood self)

  • Mermaids

  • unused US postage stamps, (to use not to collect)

  • postcards!

  • stickers

  • Kawaii and Jetoy

  • Pusheen the Cat

  • washi tape!

  • stationery papers

  • handmade items

  • envies

  • crocheting

  • watercolors, love the look of it

  • modern calligraphy

  • animals! (I used to love animals a la Elmyra from Looney Tunes but have since learned how to control my urge to smother cute animals with love) I still love animals full throttle. Cats, dogs, you name it.

  • the ocean or beach, whales, any kind of marine life to me is interesting and beautiful.

  • card making/project life cards

  • Vietnam (I'm half Vietnamese)

  • food, cooking and recipes

A look at my pinterest boards will give you a good idea of things that I enjoy.



  • Reward/Teacher Stickers

  • black licorice

  • I have an allergy to pistachios.

  • animal print

Useful Info for Swaps

Postcards: I prefer PCs to be sent naked. But if it needs protecting, it's fine to send it in an envie, just use your judgement.

Teas: I like most teas except for chai tea. I'm so sorry Chai Tea, I really wanted to like you, but I just don't.


JazD rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer June USA on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Never got this swap. Sent a message, No reply.
alazaq rated for Notecard + Tea #1 on Jul 10, 2017
pattiairel rated for Swaps ~ RED-WHITE-BLUE SWAP on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: sorry never received, sent messages, I will change this rating once I receive from her.
Comment: Belated, belated thank you for this adorable grey tabby card (on both sides =^_^=) I love the kawaii washi, Olmstead and bobcat postage, and of course, your beautiful handwriting! I'm glad your Priya kitty was very glad to have you back home post-cruise ♥ Hope you are having a good summer!
Comment: love my swap thanks so much. ♥♥♥ ps: forgot to hit send when I did this first time...sorry
Comment: Hi Jessica, OMG! I am in love with the Bobs Burgers ATCs you created! Thank you SO much. I really like the banners you used for names, the watercolor technique, (I would have made a mess of that) and the smart idea of using embossing for the details. I dont have Netflix, I just watch on Fox or the reruns on CN. It is just so funny and the characters are the best. Thanks also for the extra, very fun!
Response: That makes me so happy that you love your ATCs! There are so many people here that are so very talented I was afraid mine wouldn't be up to par. But I absolutely love Bob's Burgers so I just had to sign up!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Sorry I'm late rating.
Comment: Thank you for the Jetoy card. And your note. When I had a craft room my SuzyQ would be in there with me most of the time. Now my kitchen table is my craft and computer area and Annabelle loves to be on it close to me.
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love the cat postcard you used as well!
Comment: Cute pc, and I agree, we miss our fur babies so much when we vacation!
LaLaLove rated for Meowpril - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Very cute card; thank you! Love the washi, stickers and stamps, too!
marinda rated for WIYM: ANIMAL ART POSTCARD on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you SO much! :)
Comment: Ohhhhh...where to start? Everything in here is PERFECT. Fun Mail!! And the quote (Life is either.....) from my all time favorite movie -- Auntie Mame! As I said, PERFECT. Thank you!
DebR rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Lovely postcard, thank you
Suus rated for GREETINGS FROM POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Jessica. Your card just arrived. Loved the Washi you put on it! Thank you so much :).
craftymimi rated for Happy Little Notecards #27 on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies ❤! I hope you have a fabulous week! XOXO Dawn
foxyroxy912 rated for Happy Little Notecards #27 on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Loved your notecard and the extra ideas you included. Thanks for the stickers
calmond rated for Easter Holiday Card on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Hi Jessica! What a wonderful Easter card stuffed with beautiful Easter items! I just love it all and it makes me want to get a Cricut machine! Thank you for the cute extras--soft Easter stickers, bunny cream puffs postcard and a colorful notecard! You have great handwriting as well! I'm full of compliments about this envelope! ;) Thanks again!
TwoTurtles rated for Wishy washi tape swap on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Your note made me laugh!!
christy102194 rated for Happy Little Notecards #20 on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: Got your resend! Not sure where the original went to, but thank you! So many great things that make us feel at ease. :)

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yvonne401 on Feb 17, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

KSENiA on Sep 3, 2016:

Thank you, I got my card back. I'm a cat-person so I love everything about cats :D Cute washi by-the-way!

owlsinathens on Aug 17, 2016:

hey jessica thanks for returning my titanic card^^

jaimierandolph on Jul 19, 2016:

Profile Check for Stationary Swap USA #2 I do so agree that postcards are so hard to find in stores these days! I no the struggle there is none in the stores where I live either! Love you profile! Glad you joined the swap and hope that you enjoy it!
Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

capi on Jul 2, 2016:

Belated birthday greetings!!! Hope you had a blast.

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

chaari on Mar 25, 2016:

Welcome to the electronic swaps group! Have fun joining the swaps!

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