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BookishPenpal

BookishPenpal
Date Joined: March 30, 2018
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica. Wife of a bearded veteran & Momma to a bunch of kids. No really, there's 5 of them. Their ages range from 12 to 3. I'm a stay at home mom who also happens to homeschool my kiddos. We live in North Carolina (Mid-Eastern USA). Midway between the Appalachian mountains & the Atlantic Ocean.

My husband was in the US Army. He is medically retired & drives an 18-wheeler now.

The Kiddos

We are a homeschooling family & so anything learning focused is alway welcome. As are any items age appropriate or items related to the themes listed below.

Seth (12) He's into Minecraft, PS4, using his metal detector outside, & the color combo of red & black.

Emma (10) She's a girly girl. Loves singing, dancing, writing, & drawing.

Charleigh (8) She's a stubborn little girl who isn't afraid to say whatever she's thinking. Loves drawing, stickers, writing, & watching anime.

Zach (5) He is non-stop from wake-up to bedtime. Obsessed with dinosaurs & anything with wheels.

Frankie (3) This guy is one of the smartest little guys I've ever met (I may be a little partial though. hehe). He loves superheros & villians just the same. His faves are Hulk & Venom. Construction vehicles are also a win with this one.

International candies & savory treats are always welcome for us to try. Especially chocolates & gummies.

Things I Collect

πŸ“Œ Pretty Paper (even scraps)

πŸ“Œ Stickers (No reward, puffy or 3D ones, please)

πŸ“Œ Stationery paper

πŸ“Œ Washi tape (especially samples)

πŸ“Œ Other peoples’ writings & musing (If you’re willing to share, I’ll cherish it forever.)

πŸ“Œ Bookmarks

πŸ“Œ Postcards (written & unwritten. All themes welcome. See list below of suggested things to write on postcards.)

πŸ“Œ Anything Frank Sinatra or Tom Hardy

πŸ“Œ Fun Facts (About anything & everything. In whatever creative form they are shared.)

πŸ“Œ Recipes (American & from other cultures)

πŸ“Œ ATCs by other artists (I am up for trading though my artistic ability may be lacking in comparison to most)

ABCs of Me

A- Anthropomorphism // Animals // Astronomy // Astrology // Australia

B- Blue Nose Friends // Breast Cancer Awareness // Bright Colors // Books

C- Cars (esp Vintage) // Cultures // Candies // Cardinals // Coloring books (Adult)

D- Doodles // Dogs // Diamond Painting // Dachshunds // Dr. Pepper // Diet Sundrop

E- Elephants // Etsy

F- Food // Facts (Odd, random, fascinating) // Frank Sinatra // Frenchies // Fruits // the Fifties

G- Gnomes // Gastroparesis Awareness // Giraffes // Gerber Daisies // German (I’m learning)

H- Human Anatomy // Hydrangeas // Hippos // Hummingbirds // Hawaii // Hamsters // Hawaii Five-O (reboot)

I- Ice Cream

J- Jellyfish // Jjkun labels // Journaling

K- Kawaii // Knowledge

L- LGBTQ // Lists // Lisa Frank // La Papierre stationery

M- Mythical Creatures // Music // Mountains // Mailtags // Moana

N- Narwhals // NSFW // Nature // Notecards // 90’s // Neon Colors // NCIS (all)

O- Oddities // Outer Space // Octopus // Otters //

P- PTSD Awareness // Pinups // Patriotic // Pastel colors // Postcards // Podcasts // Puzzles // Playlists

Q- Quotes // Q&As

R- Recipes // Rainbows // Retro // Roses (esp Yellow)

S- Stickers // Stardew Valley // Snacks // the Sky // Squishmallows // Stamps (new & used)

T- True Crime // Tom Hardy // Thunderstorms

U- Unique (anything) // Unicorns

V- Vintage (PCs, photos, toys, Valentines) // Villians

W- Washi tape // Words (random & unique) // WWII // Writing

X-

Y- Yellowstone // Your Faves

Z- Zebras // Zoology

What I Use

La Papierre stationery (etsy), jjkun labels (etsy), washi tape, stickers (destash welcome), pretty scrapbook paper & cardstock (destash welcome), notecards w/ envelopes, memo sheets, shaped paperclips, glue dots, papercraft glue sticks, Micro-line pens, mildliners, brush pens, Pentel Energel pens, Papermate Flair Ultra-fine pens, embellishments (esp paper flowers), tag inserts, postcards & Please Deliver To labels.

Dislikes

🚫 Please Don't Send 🚫 Earrings, face masks, makeup, vanilla scented items, Religious pamphlets, Political items, or anything dirty/smelly.

Things to Write on Postcards

πŸ’Œ Write about your day πŸ’Œ What inspires you

πŸ’Œ A Secret πŸ’Œ Book Recommendations

πŸ’Œ Describe the weather or the season πŸ’Œ Write some phrases in your language

πŸ’Œ A funny joke or jokes πŸ’Œ A funny/embarrassing story

πŸ’Œ Write about your hobbies πŸ’Œ Share a poem

πŸ’Œ Draw or doodle something πŸ’Œ Write down your favorite quote

πŸ’Œ Paste a photo with a short caption πŸ’Œ Write about superstitions in your culture

πŸ’ŒSomething unique about your culture πŸ’Œ A local festival/celebration/holiday going on in your country

πŸ’Œ Write about TV shows or movies you've recently watched πŸ’Œ Something you're obsessed with right now

πŸ’Œ A problem you're facing πŸ’Œ What recently made you happy/sad

πŸ’Œ 5-10 Random facts about yourself πŸ’Œ Your perfect vacation

πŸ’Œ Family traditions your family may have πŸ’Œ Something crazy that happened to you

πŸ’Œ Describe your surroundings (share a pic) πŸ’Œ A dream you had

πŸ’Œ Something you miss πŸ’Œ Places in their country you'd love to visit

πŸ’Œ Add your blog link or social media!

Always open to

I'm always up for personal swaps. Especially the following:

Postcard swaps (written // unwritten)

Q&A swaps

Recommendation swaps

Penpal Letters

Journal Swaps

Mailtags

Creative Writing swaps

Swaps related to any of my interests listed above

Ratings

bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #107 on Aug 12, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for such a cheerful card!
Bavarija rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #41 on Aug 4, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for cards!!
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Comment: Thank you for the Jamaica postcard - I love it! Such a beautiful castle!
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Comment: Love the list on pink paper with cool stickers! Thank you!
Eulegirl rated for NYUP USA Only #81 on Jul 25, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! My sword-brella (it's an umbrella that has a sword handle and a sheath that you can wear on your back when it's not an umbrella) has been getting a workout with storms most days.
Pika rated for Alphabet ATC - J (round #2) on Jul 25, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the sparkling little Jellyfish! It’s really cute!
WildStick rated for CPG Daily Q's #21 - Global on Jul 23, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute pc, I love your address label!
Vickyen rated for CPG QUICKIE: Wild Animal PC - US on Jul 21, 2022
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Comment: Hi Jessica! Thank you for the interesting Box Jellyfish pc - yikes! We have been in water with jellyfish and had their tentacles come off and touch you - not pleasant but also did not cause the issues the Box Jellyfish does!! I always thought they looked like ice on the beach and you thought glass - I love how different we all are! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
ensigncelery rated for Postcards About Me - G on Jul 16, 2022
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Comment: What a cute greyhound postcard! Your decoration is also super cute β™₯ I love these words, too. Growing is a great one~
HennyPenny rated for Alphabet ATC - F (round #2) on Jul 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Great ATC-Fries look delicious. Thanks
Nevi2018 rated for Favorite Songs E-Mail Swap on Jul 12, 2022
5
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Comment: This List is GREAT!! THANK YOU!!
myancey rated for PH: List 5 Series - Pet Peeves on Jul 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Informed delivery shows this shoulda been here last week. Sigh. Our pet peeves are identical too. Lol. I hope u have a good day! Today is 7/18 I also hate rude inconsiderate entitled people. I hate non tippers I hate peoples thsy click their teeth when they walk. …
mysmashbooklife rated for Favorite Songs E-Mail Swap on Jul 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I only knew a few of your list!
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Comment: Hello Jessica, thank you very much for all the washi and extras. I actually like pink, so I really appreciate what you sent me.
riverwatcher rated for Favorite Songs E-Mail Swap on Jul 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the list. Will have to check out the songs that I'm not familiar with
bluerose3 rated for PH: What Is Your Area Famous For? on Jul 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you
HappyMom rated for Postcards About Me - F on Jul 10, 2022
5
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Comment: I love your descriptions and your artwork on the back - Thanks for a great swap!
5
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Comment: Thanks!
heidiblooms rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #43 on Jul 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully decorated envelope and the fun PCs!!!
ericabella rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #106 on Jul 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard!

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:

hi

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

PukeFacedFreak on Feb 15, 2020:

How strange that you have no comments on your page despite such good ratings and having been here almost two years! Here's one for you. :D

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