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KarenBailey

KarenBailey
Date Joined: June 29, 2015
Last Online: July 8, 2016
Birthday: May 18, 1972
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a lifelong lover of sending and receiving "snail" mail, since long before there was a digital alternative! Oh how I love the delicious anticipation of that moment before you open your mailbox, wondering what it may contain today. Being such a fan of receiving mail, I naturally love to send it.

So, about my interests... I love reading, I enjoy historical epics ( not romance) science fiction and books that make me think. You would say I'm "outdoorsy" as I'm often gardening, (vegetables and flowers) hiking with our two Kelpie dogs and camping out under the stars. No RV for me! I really love cooking with whole foods. I like to experiment with recipes with an international flair.

I love to try new things and yet I have a strong sense of nostalgia for the pre-industrial ways of life.
After looking at other swapper's profiles, I'll make a little list of some of the things I "like"

Colors: gold, orange, amber, yellow, red. and Green, all kinds of green except neon.

Animals: Cats, working dogs, hippopotami, hummingbirds. All animals, really. Except mosquitoes and ticks. They can go to hell.

Flowers: Dahlias, gladiolus, marigolds, lily of the valley.

Authors: Neal Stephenson, Margret Atwood, Michael Polllan, Rumi.

Abstract concepts: Reciprocity, sustainablity,serendipity, acceptance, wonder.

Tea: (because apparently that's a big swap thing) Chai, Earl Grey, herbal teas, green tea. I love all of it, though, the fewer "natural" flavorings the better.

I think that's a good start.

Ratings

AnitaMac rated for NH: Coffee ATC on Jul 20, 2016
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Comment: Karen, thank you so much for the beautiful ATC in it's lovely packaging and the long letter that came with it. It just made my day. And I will respond to all your questions in a proper letter - they say the weekend will be cold and rainy, so the perfect letter-writing weather. :) Until then, take care and best wishes.
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Comment: Karen, thank you for the postcard!
junemoon rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #2 on Jun 17, 2016
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Comment: Karen thanks for the good letter and for the inclusions (I don't think I realized I was supposed to do that), the cross word puzzle is right u my alley and the clipping from an Nat'l Geo is interesting on both sides.
Valelorenzo4699 rated for 1 or 2 Sentence Horror Story on Jun 13, 2016
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Comment: Curse all penguin exhibits!! Haha that was an awesome card!
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Comment: Thank you Karen. The card and the sunflower are beautiful.
ZenPanda rated for Poetry on a Postcard on Oct 3, 2015
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Comment: Thanks!
nmlacagno rated for <3 Recipe Swap <3 #2 on Oct 2, 2015
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kacka rated for Adult Colouring Lovers on Oct 2, 2015
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Comment: Hello, thank you for nice swap. I dont mind the small size:), here it is nearly impossible to get small size. I would like to use yours as postcard:) feel free to send me more in future swaps:). Wow, it is interesting that you have friend in Prague, many greetings to him from me:). if you ever come to Prague write me a note:). Thank you for lovely tea and stickers, they are super
slamophile rated for <3 Recipe Swap <3 #2 on Sep 30, 2015
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Comment: Well, you're quite the artist - aren't you! Wow! Those hand-made recipe cards are amazing! I just absolutely Lovelovelove them! Thank you So very much for those - and - Many thanks for the most delicious sounding cookie recipe - I just love ginger, so this will be a great treat - That's really great how you modified an existing recipe - That makes this recipe so much more special. Thank you for a Great swap. Happy day to you.
APRILENLIGHTENED rated for NH: Easy Paint Chip PC #2 on Sep 29, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much for my paint chip, I really adore the quote you have here. I have very strong feelings about being with people you respect and hat make you happy.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your bookmark, it's so beautiful! I could see you put a lot of effort and care :)
Gabrielle rated for Poetry on a Postcard on Sep 28, 2015
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Comment: Love the poem, and the card. You made me smile so you get a heart. brought back memories, too, of a raccoon who used to raid our garbage when I was in high school She was picky, though -- she once set aside a pile of moldy lima beans she didn't consider fit to eat. Just left them on the ground beside the garbage can! Happy swapping!
micheleisme rated for New to Zentangling? on Sep 15, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the zentangle.
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Comment: hank You! I hope Vova got our cards too!
faeriehappies rated for New to Zentangling? on Sep 10, 2015
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Comment: Very fun zentangles! I love the brick looking one- it reminds me of the yellow brick road!
user11079 rated for Adult Colouring Lovers on Sep 3, 2015
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daydayhappy rated for Senders Choice PC Swap Aug 2015 on Aug 31, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card :)
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Sessalouise rated for NH: Tea Cup ATC on Aug 24, 2015
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Comment: I love the ATC! Amazing. :) Thank you so much!!!
tatntole rated for ♡ Book Markers ♡ #7 on Aug 24, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the bookmark you made. It is great.

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Comments

nimithil on Nov 30, 2015:

Hello Karen,

as some others too I haven't received a rating from you for "Happy Mail ~ International" - please follow up on all your ratings! Thanks

marrel2 on Sep 20, 2015:

Hi Karen Can you tell me if you got the ❤️Bookmarks 7❤️ from me ? If so if you can please rate it for me that would be great. Thanks!

Minerva62 on Sep 19, 2015:

Did you receive my swap from the recipe card swap? I am a newbie and need your rating.

Hollylovesmail on Sep 3, 2015:

Hi Karen, could you please rate me for the Bookmarkers #7 swap? Did you receive the swap? Thanks!

TurtleSoup76 on Aug 11, 2015:

Ack! For some reason- my PM to you formatted weird. Does it run across the page and under the ads on your end? Not sure how or why it does that- it's not every message. Anyhow- just a quick note to make sure you received the Quick Turnaround notecard Swap. My delivery confirmation says it was delivered on Friday. Happy Swapping! :D

user2637 on Aug 10, 2015:

You have a late swap! Sorry, but I have to ban you from the USA Beginner's ATC swap due to that. Sending late is grounds for a 3 rating, so try to catch up quickly!

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