Swap-bot Time: June 3, 2020 1:11 pm


Date Joined: July 31, 2018
Last Online: June 1, 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: What a fun envelope full of treasures I received today!! As I'm just getting started on my mail swap journey, this collection of goodies really brings some fun variety to my stash - thank you!!
arystotle rated for Anything goes~WASHI TAPE!! on May 26, 2020
Comment: Oh my I love all the selection, thank you
Comment: Thanks for the Maryland postcard and sharing about what conversations you would like to overhear. I didn’t think about historical moments but great idea!
craftyAnnaLu rated for Poetry Postcard on May 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great post card! That is one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson. Such a great choice! It always makes me smile.
Risna rated for First & Last Lines no. 21 on May 22, 2020
Comment: I love, love, love your postcard!!! Thank you so much for picking that one! Love Risna
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! You have an interesting philosophy :-)
AvianAine rated for Stickers and a Sketch - May on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for you wonderful letter, Juliet. You are the very first one who sent some leaves to me, so this was extra special! The gracefully built leaves from your Japanese Maple arrived in perfect condition :) Love your drawing as well as the small tea pot stickers. Best wishes!
Response: Yay-I am so glad they arrived safe and that you enjoyed it all!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2020 on May 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the 'chunk'. I have to see if I can get the audio book through my library. I've read the books at least a half-dozen times.
Comment: Cool PC
Comment: Thanks for the Gobstoppers! Pretty stickers, too.
STUFFellaneous rated for 1 large postcard please! on May 11, 2020
Comment: That was a great postcard you sent! Thank you!
simplyjeannette rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #2 on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank You
Comment: Those stickers brought me back! This was great to receive and I love your notecard. Stay safe!
Comment: the envelope you sent was probably the prettiest one i have ever received! thank you so much for all the lovely items!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I had so much fun making it for you!
paperlvr rated for Destash 5-USA-May on May 4, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful collection of goodies you sent me! The Stickii Club notes are so much fun! Love that you have your own calling card and sticker! The homemade envied was beautiful as was your hand lettering! Thank you for this amazing swap and for hosting it! Stars and hearts galore for you!
Response: so glad you enjoyed everything! I know it was very random! I hope you'll join one of my future swaps!
Tatiruth624 rated for Card Making Kit on May 4, 2020
Comment: What a fantastic assortment. I can create lots with it. Thank you.
Comment: Interesting desire, to be able to read minds! I also like the pc very much. U of VT a very good school!
riftvegan rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #2 on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the art card! Yep, I'm gardening too. I've got some lettuce going and the snap peas are starting to come up (and be eaten by slugs)! haha! :)
Vickimac rated for Delightful Polaroids on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Juliet, your polaroids are lovely and I loved reading your note. This was such a happy mail swap for me, thanks for the smile! You get extra hearts for this one!!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed them! It was a fun excuse to get my camera out and go play!
Onyx rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #2 on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I hope you are having a healthy week.

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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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