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Date Joined: March 30, 2012
Last Online: May 20, 2020
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I currently work as a naturalist at a state park. I love being outside and teaching kids (and adults too) about the wonders of nature. I think being outside is an important part of childhood and hope to inspire parents and kids to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. My current goal is to earn a Jr. Ranger patch or pin from every Michigan State and National park that offers them.

When I have free time I enjoying crafting, baking, reading, and hiking. I have recently started canning and making my own jams. It's a lot of fun!

I like to collect old things. My big favorites right now are colorful glass insulators, interesting rocks, mason jars, teal printed pyrex dishes, and 1950's and 1970's kitchen things.

I love decorated envelopes! (If they have real stamps, that is even better!) They make mail that much more fun :)

I am usually up for a private swap for candy, art journals, or profile goodies. Message me if you’d be interested!

Favorite Books

I love books! I love to read them and collect them. I've been reading a lot of young adult fiction lately. I am currently reading ‘Furiously Happy’ by Jenny Lawson and highly recommend it!!!

My current favorite authors are (in no particular order)- Madeleine L'Engle, Richard Louv, Shel Silverstein, Jeff Wheeler, Lois Lowry, Suzanne Collins, Gary Paulsen, Wendy Mass, Reif Larsen, Jerry Spinelli, Daniel Quinn, Jenny Lawson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Favorite Crafts

I like to dabble in many different arts and crafts.

I love to take pictures and I take my camera everywhere with me. I really like to take pictures of things many people would overlook, like peeling paint or lichen on tree bark.

I've recently learned how to sew (well) by hand. I am now trying to learn how to quilt with my sewing machine.

I knit occasionally, usually scarves and beanies.

I paint every now and then, but not as often as I'd like.

My favorite thing to do is to take random bits and pieces and make them into things. I was stuck on lamps for a while and made four or five. I also was making a lot of trees for a bit too.

Art journaling has become my new crafting obsession and I'm loving it! So many different things to do in one place and with some many mediums. :)

I have also rediscovered my love of embroidery and have been spending a lot of time making hoop art. I hope to make enough hoops to create a fun display in our living room.

Favorite Things...

Favorite Colors- greens (pretty much any green except for the dark/dirty olive like colors), blues (any blues, but especially teals and bright blues), silver, chocolate brown, and orange every now and then.

Favorite Smells- vanilla, chocolate, warm bread, warm cookies, fresh fruit (except for raspberry and cranberry because those give me hives), dry leaves, CAMPFIRE!!!, rain, forest/woods, coffee.

Favorite Animals- dogs (but not small ones-except corgis and Portuguese podengos. I love them both!), otters, owls, Canada geese, porcupines, sloths and wombats. If I could have any animal as a pet I would choose a wombat and name him Watson Wombat :)

Favorite Television

I don't watch much tv, but I love the shows Switched at Birth and Atypical.

I also enjoy cooking shows (minus Bobby Flay-he bugs me for some reason). I really like Good Eats, Cooks Country/America’s Test Kitchen, and Diners, Drive-In's and Dives.

I like the interior design shows and yard fix-up ones too. Anything like that is great for crafting inspiration. Especially the garage sale shows :)

Likes and Dislikes

LIKES ~cute owls ~John Muir ~quotes ~pens with smooth, flow-y ink ~new Crayola crayons (the best kind!) ~pretty stationary ~old metal things ~smallish wooden boxes ~Emily Dickinson ~skeleton keys ~colorful knee socks ~embroidery ~Rachel Carson ~ROCKS! (I love rocks especially if they are unique colors/patterns/or heart shaped) ~pretty glass small bottles/canisters ~Neil Armstrong ~glass insulators (colored ones) ~nature inspired things -small/medium sized notebooks (with or without lines) ~National Park things ~Vintage or new ASL (American Sign Language) items ~Canada geese ~camping ~pyrex bowls/serving wares (especially teal) ~spoon rings (size 5.5-6) ~chocolate and candy from other countries (especially Dumle from Finland and E. Wedel Bombowa from Poland) ~washi tape ~corgis ~Jr. Park Ranger patches ~light-weight scarves ~smashed pennies ~old thimbles (the metal, usable, non-touristy kind) ~Kinder Hippos ~hoop art


~I have allergies to soy, nuts, except hazelnuts ("may contain traces of…" is fine), melon, raspberries, cranberries, bell peppers, chamomile, microwave popcorn, and most flowers. Please do not send me things with these flavors or scents as I cannot make use of them. Thank you.

*pink/purple or super girlie things. *glitter *cats *clowns *dip mixes (I tend to be allergic to their ingredients) *bath items (lotions, soaps, bath fizzes) *sour things *makeup items


Comment: yayyyyyy!!! i got your package, thanks sooooo much for everything, especially for taking the time to hunt down my fave tea AND SENDING ME A WHOLE BOX!!!! you're awesome!!! seriously!!! i love everything, i want to give you a thousand hearts!! 💖💖💖💖💖
Response: I’m glad it finally made it to you! Enjoy!
yunasy rated for Private Lisa Frank-Korean Goodies on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Lisa Frank shirt and badge!! Love them! And thank you for the extras, too :)
Johkup rated for Christmas candy parcel - quick on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Lovely parcel :) Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Wow! What an amazingly beautiful and thoughtful package. If I could extra hearts, I really would. I loved reading your journal and absolutely loving the Lisa Frank and my little pony bits. The book recommendations were a great extra. Thank you so much.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it! It was fun to put together 😊
bovel rated for Chocolate! (March) on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this great package! I can't decide what to try first. It all looks delicious!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely package! :) I got it today and I have to admit, it is fully of goodies looking sooooo delicious! Has my package reached you or not yet? Heart deserved and given! :)
Response: So glad you like it! Your package hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll be sure to rate when it does
Comment: Thank you so much for all the tea, can't wait to try them, especially the white Christmas one :)
SusanSpooky rated for Blue Day Care Package on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Wow, thanks so much for the delightful package! It did make me smile. :) I loved the little goodies, especially that gnome! Your letter was lovely, and longer than mine. I will write you a longer letter soon. :) I will take time out soon to listen to the music you put together for me, probably while using the face mask. Once again, thanks!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Especially the gnome. He isn't he one I had in mind but they were out of that one. Maybe I'll find it again and send it next time 😁
ArtByTab rated for 100 Question Letter Swap! Intl. on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Jessica, it was so lovely to read your 100 question letter, thank you very much for sharing, xo
pianoheart rated for From the Ocean and the Lake on Jan 17, 2017
Comment: My husband loved the license plate and the Lake Huron stones are very interesting. Thank you for swapping :)
dorcii rated for Private swap - Jess12 and dorcii on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the private swap, I got your letter today :) Actually, it arrived as registered, and when the postman came I wasn't at home, so I needed to go down to the local post office. I'm taking driving school in an other city, so I didn't have time to go down before. But today I finally did! :) Thank you for the wonderful teas as well, I can't wait to try them! *.* I hope you will get my letter soon as well. And, thank you very much for the nice letter you wrote to me! :)
Amy7783 rated for Jess12 and Amy7783 on Dec 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for all the candy and chocolate - can't wait to start eating :-) Always fun to swap with you!
aligurl75 rated for My Favorite Lucky Parcel on Oct 3, 2016
Comment: Jess, the package you sent was so wonderful. I am going to keep your envelope in mind for Christmas gifts hehehe. I really do love everything. This was my first lucky parcel swap and it was so fun. You are a great swap partner!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
Amy7783 rated for Jess12 and Amy7783 on Jan 10, 2016
Comment: I looooooove the package :-) A wonderful selection of new candy and candy from my wishlist. Thank you so much for swapping with me!!!! And thanks for the nice letter, I'll definitely write back soon :-)
Comment: sorry i found this in the archived without a rating. happy swapping.
dawnturtle rated for Embroidered Merit Badge #1 on Sep 22, 2015
Comment: This little badge is awesome! i just finished a kawaii pinterest swap and my board was a bout kawaii tea. its just perfect :P. thanks!
Comment: Thanks Jess! Your lovely journal arrived today and it is fantastic! Of course I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I wanted to let you know that I have and I love it! Keep creating!
Comment: The art in the journal is lovely - I'll get it ready to send on!
Ladybird2490 rated for Private Journal Swap 2 on Jun 1, 2015
Comment: Thanks Jess I love the pages you added to my journal there so beautiful. Thank you for doing this swap with me 😀💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Comment: Lovely work!!! :)

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earthnk on Jan 23, 2019:

Hi there, Your forum RAK PRIZE was shipped yesterday. Please let me know when you get it.

Thanks, ~Kaye

hollycm6 on Jan 22, 2019:

Thank you for the calvin and hobbes pages... I love love LOVE that comic. I'm looking forward to using them!!!

ChrisAnne on Jun 14, 2017:

Welcome to Planner Partners! We are thrilled to have you! Swapping will start soon. Please check out the forums and get to know the group and let us get to know you!

mariadastrouxas on Oct 21, 2015:

Hello Jessica. I have 140gr of international bags for your mixed media work so if you would like to swap with me you can send me some tea. It can be without bags or sachets. Let me know what you think. Have a great mail day, maria das trouxas

LittleDonnaGirl on Oct 19, 2014:

Just had to thank you again for my Obol! I have such fun getting cereal now. :o)

fabricfriend on Sep 18, 2014:

thanks for the help on the journal swap. i am excited to get back in and look forward to swapping!

bluehairedmary on Jun 25, 2014:

Consider joining my quote or stickers swaps in the Mailbox Mania group!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

TessyT on Jan 23, 2014:

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Thank you for the pcs' for i collect tag, I would be the golfer in the sand! The water looks beautiful and I love snow..

vintervila on Jan 9, 2014:

I have got the I wish for...tag package! Finally! And WOW I am so happy, you've been far too generous! Thank you so so much and happy new year!


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