UPDATE: I have changed my address as of December 10, 2014. It should appear as a Tennessee, USA address. I will have mail forwarded to this address for any postcards that have not arrived yet (but I think they're all here). Thank you!
Hi there! My name's Jenny.
My whole life I have gone by Jenny, and I totally despise being called Jen/Jenn. It's a big NO-NO! I'm a 28-year-old Florida Native. I graduated from Florida State University in April 2008 with a BA in both Anthropology and Classical Civilizations (ancient Greece and Rome). I now live in North Carolina, USA and am working as a test grader.
I am also an independent consultant with Thirty-One Gifts. Thirty-One makes wonderful purses, totes, thermals, travel gear, pet accessories, stationery, and tools for home organization. If you'd like to place an order or host an online party, please don't hesitate to message me.
I live with my wonderful boyfriend of 2 years. I'm interested in lots of things, love to make things, love getting mail, love meeting new people. I have a 30 gal fish tank with several aquatic buddies in it right now. I wish more than anything I could have a cat, but my man is deathly allergic, on top of his asthma.
My Swapping Habits:
I am really good about sending swaps on time and sending quality swaps. That's what counts with me. I almost always go above and beyond in my swaps, so I'd really appreciate a heart rating from you when I do so. I reuse packaging, so if you get a recycled envelope from me, it's not because I don't care enough to send you new ones. In fact, I care so much about you, that I want to decrease the waste I put on the planet you live on. I often spruce up these reused envelopes so they are something new again. Hope you don't mind! I appreciate you rating me when you receive my swaps, and if you ever have a question, comment, or concern about something I have sent you, or something you think I didn't send you, please just email me and ask. It is no problem at all. If you genuinely did not get something from me, I will do my best to re-send.
I LOVE postcards! I collect them and have a ton of them. I only collect storebought postcards, NOT handmade ones., and I'm really not wild about ad cards either. I really love touristy postcards from places you've been. I love map postcards, courthouses, monuments, statues, museums, native flora and fauna, bridges, forests, lighthouses, natural formations, rocks/gems, roadside attractions, hotels, motels, restaurants you ate at, etc. I also like pretty art cards, or kitchy, funny cards including postcards from Pomegranate or Chronicle books, ones with cartoon or comic book characters, paintings, illustrations (especially children's book illustrations), fairies, pets, holidays, etc. I like pretty much all postcards, so long as they're not handmade ones, k? ;-)
I love books. I think books are so super important. I grew up with books books books everywhere you look. Both my parents read to me every night since as long as I can remember. My grandparents read to me when I spent days at their homes. And sometimes when I'm sick or feeling sad, I have my boyfriend read to me to make me feel better. My aunts all have more books than you can imagine and I can remember when my aunt Cathy would come down to visit us, she would bring with her a big tote bag stuffed full of picture books she'd checked out of her library just to share with me and my sister. I still have a soft spot for these children's picture books and have continued to collect them throughout the years. I have tons of books! A library discarded book sale is a glorious and dangerous thing! Picture books make everything seem so REAL, and especially when you're a kid. Reading some of these books again now, I can remember the images seeming larger than life back then, like I could climb inside them and look around, and I still cherish that.
Some of my favorite books include:
*My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
*The BFG, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda by Roald Dahl
*Number the Stars and The Giver by Lois Lowry
*The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards
*From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
*A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, etc. by Madeleine L'Engle
*The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*The Good Dog Carl books by Alexandra Day
*The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
*The classic Grimm fairy tales
*Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
*Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
*Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III by William Shakespeare
*The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
*A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
*Still Life with Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer
* Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, and The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (my fave!)
* The Big Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani
* Sticky notes, Post-It Notes
* Fairies, gnomes, elves, pixies
* Kawaii - Sanrio, San-X, Q-Lia, Kamio, Crux, Pool Cool, Diddl, etc.
* Baby-Sitters Club books
* Lisa Frank - esp. vintage, not the new girls
* Fun earrings
* Books, picture books
* Dolls - Barbie, Pullip, etc.
* Cats & Dogs
* Mushrooms (but not to eat, ever!)
* Littlest Pet Shop
* Bento * Pez
* Nintendo DS - I have a pink one
* Stationery - lettersets, notepads, etc.
* Nice pens
* Tea - NO green or mint tea please
* Jewelry - cute/crazy earrings especially
* Cell phone straps/charms
* Hedgehogs, squirrels, bunnies
* Yarn and knitting needles
* Kashmir boxes
* Pretty/cute fabric
* My Little Pony
* Salty snacks
* Fruity candy
* "Nature" - leaves, rocks, trees, etc.
* Aztec/Maya cultures
* Greek culture
* Thrift stores
* Hayao Miyazaki films
* Deco tape
THANKS, BUT NO THANKS.
Darn, I use to have other stuff with cute graphics in this section, but it's all messed up and gone.
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