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karenc5079

karenc5079
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States

About Me

Ok, here we go again. This is the third time that I am going to make an attempt at a decent profile. After posting the last one and reviewing some of the others I realize my own was somewhat lacking. They say that the easiest conversation one should have is about themselves, because why not what do we know the best about? Lets just start with the basics. I am a member of the forties club heading to the fifties club quicker than I want to. I have a wonderful husband of almost fourteen years now. He is some years older than I, so we have an extended family that includes three stepchildren, and two more of ours. The steps are older and have families of their own and the two of ours are teenagers now. We live in the mountains of North Carolina with a small piece of dirt that we enjoy gardening.

Another man's junk

Now on to some of the fun stuff. My house truely consists of another mans junk is now my treasures. My hubby works for the local trash company driving a truck. A very good friend of our works for the local transfer station (aka "The Dump"). You would be amazed at what people throw away. You would probably also be amazed at how much of it you yourself would deem "cool". I myself just love it if it makes me smile. Its almost like Christmas at least three times a week.

Favorites

Things that make me smile: the color yellow, paperweights, funny knick knacks, books (all kinds), jars (all sizes and shapes), the small items that fit in those jars (buttons, game pieces, beads, etc.), patches (the sew on kind), candles, jewelry ( the bolder the better), art supplies (although not sure am very good at using them), nesting dolls, tutles, yard decorations, metal signs, Betty Boop, Kermit the frog (after all its not easy being green). This was just a few that I can think of by just standing around the house. I also really like pictures, all kinds: old, new, painted, printed, crafted, on and on...... After thoughts, I also like wrist watches of all kinds and anything Disney. One can never go wrong with a cool coffe cup either. Adding tins now..just realized I have a huge collection and have them everywhere.

It's the small thing that coun

I consider myself very easy to please. I love getting mail and love it someone just takes the time and effort to think of me. "Warm Fuzzies". I hope this helps some of my partners in the future. I intend to add some pics of my fun stuff soon.

Postcards

I am realizing that this is my favorite kind to do. I am really loving all of them that I am getting. A few notes though.....I don't mind the add cards if they have some graphics (nothing with just words please) and only 1 per package. Am also not against cards or pics that could be PC's, but again only 1 per package. I really do not any kind of wish list for these. Most of the cards have been great. I like bright colors, landscapes, animals, cartoons, art, funny, authentic to your area, etc.... I am very easy to please, I just love the mail and the thoughts that a card was picked with me in mind. 5/19/2014 I am adding a little note. I think I would prefer the postcards in an envelop unwritten and unstamped. My daughter likes the stamps and I like the postcards. So doing it this way pleases us both. 9/12/2014 Update on postcards. I have been swapping for almost a year now and have decided on the PC's I want to collect for myself....Map cards, any cards with a recipe, legend, or story on it, cut out letter cards, and odd shaped cards. Am going to add examples of these to my profile.

Makes Me Sad

It makes me sad that I sign up for my swaps with excitement and spend time with my partner in mind and they don't give me a courtesy of a rating or note that it's been received. I rate immediately and only mark sent when get home from the post office. If you don't receive from me, please let me know. Also if you are late shipping, just PM me. I really do understand life. List of swappers who never rated. 1. artytart1919 and jeremy16 for Yay, Christmas! Card Swap.

What My Girls Like

As you may know by a previous section I have two daughters, 18 and 13. They are enjoying this swapping as much as I am. My oldest (Destiny) loves to read and so she loves cool and intriguing bookmarks from all over. My thirteen year old (Sara) loves tea bags of all kinds. She has a box FULL. She also enjoys all the different stamps.

Non-Raters

I really hate to do this, but after two years of being a member I suddenly have an outbreak of people who won't rate. It's frustrating. So I I am just adding a list of swaps that never got rated. This way I have a record and can move on...... "Letter and a Flat Surprise" 3-14-2016 "Thrift store Find--Necklace" 4-8-2016 "Adventures of Traveling Postcard #53" 4-10-2016 "Postcards in an Envelope #8" 2-7-2016 "Note Card Lovers-2 Notecards in an Envelope-INT" 4-25-2016

Never rated!

"Stationary Swap" 8-1-2016 "Postcards You No Longer Want/Need-USA Only" 8-13-2016

Ratings

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Comment: What great cards! REally love the B&W! Thank you!
kweandee rated for Postcard Bag- USA #3 on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Got it! Will get it passed on :)
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Comment: Thanks for the card--I never expected to see one of the Polish bank. Guess the banks around here aren't into postcards. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Rita rated for Happy Notecard September #1 on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for everything but I got pretty excited about the mini packet of postage stamps. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of animal postcards.
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Comment: Thanks!
Ace330660 rated for Restaurant Menu swap International on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Received the menus ! Thanks !
Response: TY
jendoggie rated for Ad Card/Free Card Blitz #1 - USA on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Yes, I was sucked back in again. I swear this is a cult. lol
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Dsweeny rated for Ad Card/Free Card Blitz #1 - USA on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Iowa card Karen - I really love it, and can't believe it was a free one!
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Comment: Thanks for the cut and paste postcard! It's cute and how clever to use a flyer from the zoo!
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Pei04 rated for Letter Lover Swap on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope you sent me! I love it all :) That cute little note pad was wonderful. There's no doubt I'll be able to use all of it somehow :) Thanks once again.
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mylove4craft rated for Just Randomness on Sep 7, 2017
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Comment: There's a lot of cool stuff in here! Thanks so much!
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jkendall0023 rated for Ticket Please ATC on Aug 27, 2017
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Comment: I loved it
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user3654 rated for AN Beautiful Horses - USA on Aug 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great PCs.
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MailLadyJane rated for Who LOVES happy mail? on Aug 24, 2017
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Comment: I loved everything you sent! Thanks so much and God bless!
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lambchoppy rated for Postcard Bags- USA #2 on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, Karen!
Response: Welcome
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Comment: You sent such nice pc's. Thank you very much Karen!
Response: Welcome.
Robinarie rated for Postcard Bags- USA #2 on Aug 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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coleenfranks rated for Send 5 Postcards swap #6 (USA) on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Karen, thank you for the lovely cards and thanks for reading my profile. Really appreciate that.
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shirleyinCA rated for PH: People Scavenger Hunt on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: Very interesting cards! I especially like the sweet fairy girls! Pretty Paris notecard, too.
Response: TY

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Comments

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

hangingonahoneymoon on Dec 25, 2015:

I see that you like yellow, so I hope you like this graphic. :)

It was a lot of fun reading your profile. It is awesome that you have an in to “The Dump.” What kinds of stuff do you get? Once when I was younger, a neighbor threw out a perfectly working Sega Genesis with games and accessories. I snatched that up really quick!

Have a fantastic day!

-Brooke

(Swap: Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment)

Jeanb217 on Dec 22, 2015:

It was fun reading about your adventures. My favorite color is also yellow. The idea of "another man's junk" makes so much sense. You are smart to go for used because we Americans throw so much good stuff away. You help the environment while you make your money go further. I have heard about the postcard swaps. I may follow your lead on that. I also love getting mail & knowing that someone has thought of me. You sound like such a nice person. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

MClinton on Dec 19, 2015:

Hey, this is Mican commenting for the "read the profile and comment" swap! (forgive me I am still new to swap) I read your profile and I wanted to say it is awesome that you are happily married, especially for so long. My parents divorced early in their marriage but they're both happy now which is great! I am only 22 btw, and I am engaged to my bestfriend of 7 years. (we met his freshman year of high school). I also am so jealous of all of your fun collections! I hoard all sorts of random things but my soon to be dosnt like how I "clutter" the house! He will eventually give in! Anyhow it was a joy to peek into your life!

LoveToCraftInAZ on Nov 10, 2015:

Hi Karen! Thank you so very much for the Christmas cards and PCs. Thanks for the happy mail! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness! :)

ShyAnn64 on Jul 23, 2015:

Karen, thank you for the 'Return on PC Pen Pal Swap'... I will send another PC to you very soon! ~Carol Ann~

crystalite on Jun 12, 2015:

I received your lovely letter today, Karen, and I will write back to you soon! :o)

hamsterfarm on Apr 22, 2015:

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Thank you for joining the positive notes swap <3 you're an amazing person for wanting to help spread the positivity!

myshoesdontmatch on Dec 24, 2014:

Lunadorada on Nov 9, 2014:

Hi! Did you receive my reply letter?

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