Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 11:22 pm


Date Joined: July 31, 2018
Last Online: February 20, 2021
Birthday: February 28, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

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 package! I hope you had a great Valentine's day!
Pumpkin1984 rated for Valentine's Day in a Box on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the creative gift!
Comment: I have not read Jasper Fforde - thank you fir the recommendation. Waiting impatiently for the next season of Killing Eve. Thanks for the chunk mail! xo
Comment: Your stationery is beautiful! And your handwriting is so pretty too! Thank you <3 PS yes, we have been in a swap before! I remember your logo/username. PPS I just got the invisible life of addie larue as an add on in my book of the month box! I am excited to read it
Comment: great stickers. thanks so much
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2021 on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nutty chunk and your nice note. We did get to have an outside, masked and socially-distant Christmas gathering. It was 28F but sunny enough to not be too bad.
4Friends rated for I love stationery: Topic New Year on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable picture of the squirrel and the lovely stickers.
Comment: awesome washi!! Thanks <3
marclively rated for National parks facts & pc #3 on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!!
dakotadee rated for National parks facts & pc #3 on Jan 24, 2021
Comment: Love the cards you sent. I drove near the park but it was a fast trip home due to hubby gotten sick. Want to go back someday.
Comment: I have been started to be rated 1 even though I've sent all of my stuff so far. So, I think it's the rule on this platform. I will be glad to rerate when I receive the item from you.
Response: I have sent you the swap, hopefully you get it soon. I know it's taking a while, but the mail is definitely a bit messed up lately.
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet happy mail with all the goodies! The tea is amazing, and I love the polar bear sticky notes!! Thank you!!!
Catt007 rated for First & Last Lines No. 28 on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Hi, thank you for the card, love it 😀 I am intrigued by the book, it's going onto my 'to read' list. Happy New Year.
Comment: Wow! This little bag was jam-packed with goodies! I love the stickers, the mini envies, the tags and clip and the puffy shaker tag on the front. It was really fun opening all the little envies. It was like a stocking! Thank you sooo much for such a cheery package in my mailbox.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I had so much fun putting it together! Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing haul! Loved everything! -k
Comment: These look good, I can't wait to try them. Thank you for the goodies as well.
shellbee8 rated for Sticker Flakes on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for such beautiful sticker flakes! They are so pretty I love the gold foiling! Thank you!
Fritosmom rated for Book Pages Swap #2 ✨📜📖✨ on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the book pages. My favorites are the Musicians & the Wildflower & the Hymns. Wishing you well & Happy New Year.

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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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