Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 2:15 pm


Date Joined: July 31, 2018
Last Online: September 29, 2020
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: Juliet, your postcard was absolutely breathtaking! i loved it sooo much and your calligraphy is beautiful. so cool that you lived in la rochelle!! and thanks for the book recommendation i immediately thought "i like that" when i read the title hahaha. happy swapping, juliet :)
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed it! I love when I get to send a postcard with a good theme!
Comment: This postcard is in my top 10 list of favorite postcards received - I appreciate your originality, so many stickers! It got here in perfect condition, too... And, your lettering is gorgeous! Big Gratitude for you and your effort on this :-) If I could give you 5 hears, I would! Happy day to you!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I was trying to fit 100 stickers on it, in keeping with the theme. I lost count somewhere along the way. I'm so glad it arrived safe!!!
Comment: lovely pc :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty pumpkins vines postcard and the great quote.
DarmokAndJalad2020 rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #3 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Such a great postcard! Thanks so much! I hope school goes well!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Love the folder and goodies you sent! Especially the marshmallow sticky notes! Thank you!
Comment: I Love love loved everything you sent me. Thank you for all the great goodies!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it all!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing such a great memory. The postcard is cute, too
cynaemon rated for USA Camp Happy Mail #3-Camp Crafts on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the neat goodies. I know I will have fun crafting with them.
Stampchick rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #3 on Aug 19, 2020
Comment: LOVE this postcard and stickers. Thanks so much!!! Didn't know that was the Maryland Flag. Education :)
Comment: Thanks for the swap!!
Comment: I really enjoyed the Maya Angelo quote. thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great coloring card!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Aug 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun 'chunk'. The next time my daughter and her fiancé drive to New Orleans, I'm going to ask them to bring me back a 'Death By King Cake' or two.
Comment: Thanks for the pc and I love how you decorated the back. There are so many crafts I want to do too.
Comment: Thanks for the great notecard! You decorated the envelope so nicely! I've lived in Ohio all my life and have never been to Hocking Hills. It's on my to-do list. I don't know why I have never taken the time to go down there!
Comment: Thank you for the quote and the pretty post card
RiverTopanga rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Excellent piece of cardboard!! Isn't it amazing how you look at packaging differently now that you do these cards? I don't drink beer either, but the description sounds amazing!
Response: Yes! I find myself saving interesting packaging now in anticipation of these swaps! Glad you liked it.
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Interesting. I never received such a big one! lol Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Response: LOL! I am glad it arrived! The postwoman and I were a little concerned it might not get through :-) But it was too fun not to try!

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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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