Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2024 1:50 am


Date Joined: August 24, 2021
Last Online: January 19, 2024
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

About Me

RECENT 3's I got very sick back in July and was away from Swap-Bot for a while. A lot of my swaps went out very late and were rated as 3's. I did not flake on anyone, though - just some late sendouts. Hope you all understand.

Hi! My name is Serena and I was born and raised in Las Vegas but recently moved across the country to New Jersey! My fiance and I moved here after getting engaged and he got into Columbia University. It has been a great adventure so far and I am so proud of him! I commute into and work in NYC - so things can get a bit hectic sometimes. We are deep into planning our wedding for June 2024!

I started bullet journaling after I was diagnosed with cancer at age 15 (I am now 9 years cancer-free WOO!) to keep track of my weeks after having bad chemo-brain and to have an outlet for my feelings and emotions during a traumatic time. I LOVE my journal, although my style and regularity have changed throughout the years. My current style is more junk journal with entries rather than keeping track of my calendar. I love being able to use up stickers and paper to make a cohesive spread, and then fill it with my thoughts! (Poppy's Vintage Journal on Youtube is a great example of what my spreads look like. Although, I dont stick to just vintage.)

I am fortunate enough to have been surrounded by family and an amazing support system through treatment. I could not have done it without them. Now, I am even luckier to have a career at a nonprofit - it is so fulfilling and rewarding.

Aside from my journal and swapping, another big and important hobby to me is my plants. I have many house plants that I love so much and enjoy getting to see their progress. My plants did well in Vegas, but they are thriving even more in the east coast humidity! I am so excited to watch them grow and fill up the apartment.

My fiance and I have been together for 5 years and are so excited to be planning a wedding! We love to cook together and have been loving thrift shopping! We are also loving exploring our new city (NYC) and experiencing everything! Taking any and all recommendations!

I really enjoy cooking as well. I HATE cleaning up after so luckily I cook and fiance cleans :) Trying new recipes is so fun and I love trying ones recommended to me! I recently thrifted a brand new bread maker and have been OBSESSED! We make fresh bread every week and I have recently even started making homemade jam! Truly the best thing I have ever purchased. Also just began my sourdough journey - my starter is doing great but man is it tedious! worth it, though - the bread is fantastic!

Things I Like

IN SEARCH OF: BLANK RECIPE CARDS! I am building my own recipe book and am looking for fun, unique and vintage cards to write my recipes on. Thanks!

I like to receive anything! Mostly I enjoy stationery and things I can use in my junk journal. Any kind of stickers, washi tapes, paper, cards, etc! I DO NOT enjoy planner/teacher stickers or ones with characters, not really my thing. My journal is more collage/themed and I do not use or like planner stickers very much.

I really love vintage stationery sets and strawberry themed items! If it’s vintage and strawberry, even better!

My favorite color is green. But more of an emerald or hunter green. I also enjoy neutral browns/vintage styles. I love any spooky/Halloween/witchy theme but also love bright, colorful florals. No need to worry about what I don't like, as long as it is not religious or political, I'm sure I will like it.

I have a very eclectic style - maximalism all the way!Life is too short to not use or buy the fun colorful things.

Favorite Music

Music is something I love so deeply. There are just too many artists/songs/genres to name! I love:

  • HARRY STYLES Willing to talk about about anything and everything harry styles/one direction - i could go on for days
  • The 1975
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • One Direction
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Lizzy McAlpine
  • Billie Eilish
  • Noah Kahn
  • ETHEL CAIN (I seriously cannot get enough of Preachers Daughter - heavy stuff but the storytelling is a masterpiece.)

I like mostly anything when it comes to music.

The only things I don't like are:

  • EDM
  • Heavy metal
  • country

    I love to hear suggestions from others, so please share your all-time and current faves with me!

My fiance and I have a growing vinyl collection, too. A lot of them couldnt make the move with us but we are slowly getting them. We love to find classics but also love the colored pressings of our favorites.


Wingy rated for Traveling PC's World, #82 on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you
theprairiemailbox rated for Rainbow Mail #6 on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lovely purple goodies - I'm rating a 3 as it was sent many weeks late with no communication beforehand, but I did enjoy the mail!
Comment: I very rarely rate a 3, but no communication and sending extremely late (was due 12-11-23 and post marked 1-16-24) there really was no choice. Thank you for the cute stickers as extra. You did send my own new card back to me, but will put back into a round when comes up. Here's wishing you a great 2024 year.
Comment: Great swap, thank you! I am very pleased with this flipbook and all the items you've put in it. Take care
Bravenfritz rated for The Letter D - postcard swap on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: I love this Disney postcard, thank you so much!
Comment: Sorry that I had to rate 3 on this. Mailby date was Dec 25, 2023, you marked sent on Jan 5, 2024 with no comunication as to why it was going to be sent late. Also the postmark which I usually do not use as they can be done well after sent, was 16 Jan 2024. I loved the cards and they will be sent on in later swaps , I also like the stickers. I had my great granddaughter here this afternoon when I opened the envelope and she loved the flower set. I might let her take them home the next time she is here.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Iowa gets quite a bit of snow every winter.
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #360 on Dec 31, 2023
Eulegirl rated for SCATTS - T - ROUND 12 - US ONLY on Dec 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the turtle card and your answers
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers!
tizzicat rated for Traveling PC's World #81 on Dec 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the extra stickers. Hope you have a lovely Xmas
Comment: Thank you for the amazing card! :⁠-⁠) My Halloween was so dull, I hope your block party was awesome!
Inez rated for Traveling PC's World, #80 on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Hello Serena! I received your envelope! Thank you! I’ll send them to the next person! Have a great day!
Comment: Thanks.
NRGordon rated for SONG THEMES #12 on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap, your list and the fun PC. You listed a bunch of songs and artists I am not familiar with and I am listening to them as I rate other swaps.
Comment: Thank you for your list. So many that I have to listen to that are new for me. Sorry for the late rating, please check your email.
ChickenSoup rated for All things pink on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: I LOVED all the items, especially the personalized notecard!
cowboypoodle rated for Song Association #5 - Break on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: thank you so much for the list!
Comment: Thanks for the cards, will move these along as soon as I can. :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your photos. Who doesn't love free stuff, especially tickets to a sporting event!!!! Beautiful rainbow photo!

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MarHelene on Dec 30, 2023:

It's now 10 days past the deadline to send your card for my swap Traveling PC's world #82 to your partner. It appears you've been off Swapbot since 11/27. In the future I will not let you in on any swaps I host. I don't understand why you don't have more 1 ratings if you are late.

myancey on Jul 19, 2023:

Hope all is ok. Please read messages and pls leave me a rating for June’s color of the month swap. Thank you

myancey on Jul 3, 2023:

Could you please leave me a rating for the color of the month swap for June? I mailed it over a month ago (if I need to resend please let me know also) thank you

simcoe54 on May 12, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 2, 2022:


Snaileditcrafts on May 30, 2022:

p Happy Swapping! "Simple Summer."

bpl76 on Jan 23, 2022:

Love your story on IG congrats for being cancer free for so long !!

ccmmsu on Jan 22, 2022:


So glad to have you with us!

yvonne401 on Dec 29, 2021:

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



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