Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:12 pm


Date Joined: December 24, 2021
Last Online: February 5, 2023
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Bren- I’m a part-time political consultant and part-time personal trainer/yoga teacher/wellness coach focused on fitness for all, mental health, work/life balance, and self-improvement. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my partner, two cat children, too many aquariums, and a jungle of house plants.

I'm really big on reusing, regifting, and upcycling! I'm never offended if you pass on items I send if they aren't your style, if you reuse packaging, or anything like that. I hope you don't mind if I do the same!

If you have not received my envelope, please let me know! I also weigh my envelopes before I send them, but in case there's ever postage due on delivery, let me know so I can make it right!

I also keep buying the small denomination stamps that you can only get in large rolls. If you ever want some, just shoot me a message, I'm happy to send a bunch! Right now I have the 2-cent lemon stamps and the 1-cent bobcat stamps!

Likes & Dislikes

Random Likes

  • For JJJ Let's Make a Junk Journal: I'm currently working on a few junk journals- one is pink and blue botanicals/butterflies and one is purple/orange boho.
  • Magic, Astrology, Herbalism, Botany
  • Dogs, Cats, Aquariums, Houseplants, Gardening
  • Junk Journaling, Cardmaking, Sewing
  • Sushi, Coffee, Baked Goods
  • Teal, Purple, Neutrals
  • Penguins, Hummingbirds, Large Cats, Sloths
  • All animals, really
  • Musical Theatre, Travel, New Foods/Drinks
  • Unicorns, Mermaids
  • Bees, butterflies, and ladybugs
  • Anything handmade, anything funny, anything kind

What I Love to Recieve

  • A letter, note, quote, song lyrics
  • Something you created
  • Paper with fun colors and/or textures
  • Washi
  • Stickers
  • Junk Journal Materials
  • Book Pages
  • Sheet Music
  • Old paper, found notes
  • Prompts to write you back with
  • Decorative napkins
  • Cutouts of flowers, people, animals, etc.
  • Seeds, especially flowers that attract pollinators or repel pest insects! A few people have sent me seeds and omg, it has been such a great thing to get. More plants for the garden!


  • Anything political (I work in politics, I know where I stand/who I support)
  • Anything overtly religious (I don't mind holiday based things)
  • People being mean (assume best intentions, we're here as a hobby)
  • Baby/child-based items (I cannot have kids, none of my friends have kids...)


A: autumn, ATC, Aquarius, amethyst, apothecary, astrology, astronomy, art journaling, alpacas, address labels

B: butterflies, bees, baking, birds, blue, bohemian, botany, botanical, books, Bo Burnam, beach, blueberry, bookbinding

C: cats, cooking, coffee, cupcakes, cookies, crystals, constellations, cool colors (green, teal, blue, and purple), cozy, cottagecore, cardmaking, chai, cacti, cooking

D: dogs, dragonflies, donuts, doodles, die cuts, decoupage, dark academia, dungeons & dragons

E: enchanted, elephants, envelopes

F: foxes, fall, flowers, feathers, fantasy, fabric, feminism, Fleetwood Mac

G: gothic, gardening, glitter, green, gel pens, galaxy

H: Halloween, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, humming birds, handmade items, hand lettering, hot chocolate, history

I: ice cream, inspirational sayings, invertebrates

J: journaling, jellyfish, Jewish, junk journaling, Jadzia Dax, Cpt. Janeway

K: kawaii, Keanu Reeves

L: lace, lavender (color, scent, and flower!), ladybugs, lgbtq pride, light academia, Leslie Knope, Lion King, Lady Gaga, llamas

M: metallic, magic, mint green, moon, mystical, mandalas, mermaids, maps, mail art, motivational quotes, mochas, matcha, Moana

N: nature, nasturtiums, 90's nostalgia, narwals

O: owls, orchids, octopus, ombre, ocean

P: pastels, purple, pumpkin, plants, penguins, penpals, peacock feathers, pineapples

Q: quail, quotes

R: rainbows, Ron Swanson, rain, Reeses

S: sugar skulls, sushi, steampunk, stickers, self care, Star Trek, sloths, snails, stamps, scrapbook paper, Slytherin

T: tarot, tattoos, tea, teal, thrifting, typewriters, typewriter font, travel, textured paper

U: unicorns, unused postage stamps

V: violas (both the flowers and the instrument), vanilla, vintage

W: wine, washi tape, watercolors, whimsical, witchy stuff, winter


Y: yoga, Youtube

Z: zines, zero waste

Favorite Movies

  • Mean Girls
  • Die Hard
  • James Bond
  • Legally Blonde
  • Deadpool
  • Moana
  • Speed
  • John Wick
  • Office Space
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Speed
  • Labyrinth
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Any musical ever.

Favorite Books


  • Harry Potter (I'm a Slytherin!)


  • Behavioral Economics
  • History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • True Crime

Favorite Television

  • Bob's Burgers
  • American Horror Story
  • Seinfeld
  • 90 Day Fiance
  • South Park
  • Star Trek
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Letterkenny
  • The Great
  • Criminal Minds
  • Schitt's Creek
  • 30 Rock
  • The Orville


funstuff rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Bren thank you so much for the wonderful fabric's and other tuck ins I love the extra time you put into it I am really late posting this and I am sorry. My husband had heart surgery in January and everything got shoved off to the side. doris
Comment: Hi Bren! Thank you so very much for the sweet February junk journal…I love it so much! The cover is so pretty with that pretty, sparkly lace on the spine. I love how you made the journal from a large mailing envelope…so awesome! All the pages are lovely and I love all the pockets with such beautiful little pieces of ephemera, especially the birds! Beautiful doilies and I love the way you have the big doily with the pockets in the center…very cool! I just love it and I am so happy to have it in my collection. Thank you so much! 💕
FallProduct rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Autumn on Feb 1, 2023
Response: Glad this arrived!
nancylee rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the personalized swap. I will enjoy using everything.
Ace330660 rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #8 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pocket! I love the coffee smell !
nadithings rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love the variation of the papers! Xoxo nadi
Comment: TY for Nothing :) much appreciated loved it
piepie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: thank you so much! everythings sososo cute!
vigdisblom rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the valentine's goodies that I can use in either my swaps or mini albums. So Sweet, Happy Early V-Day!
Comment: Thanks for nothing!
Comment: Hello Bren, How are you ?Thank you very much for the beautiful items you sent to me! I will use it! Have a nice day and happy new year 2023!
pianoheart rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year :)
Comment: Thank you Bren for these flower items! Happy swaps!
Comment: Hi Bren. What a wonderful little journal you created for me! I just love that it has a lot of writing space and can actually be used as a journal instead of a look-book. You used such pretty papers (love the map--I always forget to use those!) and the crinkly pocket in the center is just great. Many thanks for putting lots of time and effort into this. Hope to see you in future one-signature swaps!
Comment: Oh, Bren i thought I had rated this when it arrived. Your pocket is lovely and beautifully made. Thank you and please accept my apology for not rating sooner.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful swap! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!
Comment: Thank you for all the snowy embellishments ! I will have fun using them Thanks also for the pocket they came in. Shorthand makes a very interesting background, great swap!
NachoCheese928 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: I loved all the goodies!
Comment: Thanks for this beautifully textured PC! It sounds like you have a bunch of wonderful adventures planned! Good luck with all.of them! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


ChrisAnne on Oct 4, 2022:

Thank you for the Zine RAK. I love them. Now I feel so much more confident about my ability to make one. Hope to swap with you sometime sonn.

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the zines. I appreciated getting them=)

yvonne401 on Apr 7, 2022:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



thriftymermaid on Mar 28, 2022:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite Group!! Please check out our newest swaps and the group forum to post your Bday info, etc. 💙🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️💙

HausOfImps on Mar 4, 2022:

I just noticed that I forgot to thank you for your really cool response to my pen pal swap! I honestly didn't expect anyone to write back, so I was really excited to receive it. :) I appreciate how much time you took with it and it definitely put a smile on my face. I'm working on this long journal project that's a lot of writing that I've owed someone forever, so I'm on here doing art swaps and short notecard swaps only until I finish, BUT I will definitely be writing you back once I have that out! Sorry for the slight delay!

DeboraCreates on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤💕

Wingy on Jan 11, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful tag Card ;) ... happy swapping

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