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saguaroandsage

saguaroandsage
Date Joined: December 24, 2021
Last Online: March 27, 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!

Dislikes

  • 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...)

ABC's

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

X:

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

Books/Series:

  • Harry Potter (I'm a Slytherin!)

Topics:

  • 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

Ratings

MaryCheng rated for CR: Decorated Envelope w/ Tuck In on Apr 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you Bren for the goodies and decorated envelop. They are lovely.
Trevismom rated for UHM: Profile Mail Art on Mar 24, 2023
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Comment: I loved the cherry blossom envelope! 🌸💮🌸 Thank you so much for the cute stickers and notecard! Happy swapping! ❤
Heirloom rated for UHM: March Pick-2 Happy Mail 🌻 on Mar 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you SO much for a wonderful swap, Bren! I love it all, from the flower postcards to the postage to the cat washi and stickers. Not to mention your Pusheen envelope and the cool handcrafted pocket inside. Just wow. 🌻🌻🌻
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Comment: Thank you for the cute journal. I love the purple napkin you used on the cover. :-)
MuggleMom rated for JJJ: Flips, Flaps & Folds 6 *USA* on Mar 4, 2023
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Comment: 💟 beautiful papers you used for the flip/flap. I like that you let the YT shuffle pick because I had a hard time choosing too. Did you make the envie too because the color and texture is so fabu! Thank you so much!! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: SO beautiful! We have similar taste in paper I think!! Not sure if this is Carte Bella or just a similar one but it is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us. I am going to use this to hold some ephemera and keep it on my studio table with my watercolor papers.
Artistic rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you, Bren.
PeliKat rated for JJE Junk Journal Ephemera on Feb 12, 2023
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Comment: Bren, I received your swap for the junk journal ephemera. I loved your beautifully collaged envelope with all the flowers and the book pages; even the stamps were great with the rabbit and the butterfly. Then I opened it to find the beautiful brown note card with the golden birds and your nice note. I think we DO have a lot in common! The pocket you created is fantastic! I love the shorthand page because I did shorthand when I was in high school many many years ago. The tag with the lace is beautiful and I love the dragonfly stamp on the back The little gold dots you put around the image that you collaged onto it are a wonderful! And the index note card, as well as the card with the bird and the flowers are both so pretty - i cant wait to use them in my journal! Thank you also for the little packet of stickers and tickets; the little trolls are so cute. The swap was such a joy to receive and you did such a great job on it. I really appreciate The time and creative energy that you put into every detail of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful swap!! I hope we can swap again sometime and I would definitely be open to a private swap if you are interested. Best wishes and happy gardening to you!!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 11, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies!
funstuff rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Feb 4, 2023
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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
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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
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Response: Glad this arrived!
nancylee rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 24, 2023
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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
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Comment: Thanks for the pocket! I love the coffee smell !
nadithings rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! I love the variation of the papers! Xoxo nadi
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Comment: TY for Nothing :) much appreciated loved it
piepie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 15, 2023
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Comment: thank you so much! everythings sososo cute!
vigdisblom rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 14, 2023
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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!
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Comment: Thanks for nothing!

Rating Overview

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Comments

simcoe54 on Feb 12, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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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!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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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