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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

WOW! We like things a little wild and chaotic, but it has been a little too much lately! In the last 3 years we've lived in 4 countries on 3 continents -- not to mention all of the other travel we've done. As of May 2018, we've landed in the perfect little hippie-dippie house in Virginia and will probably stay awhile. In the past, we lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

"We" = me + my 16yo daughter who is the coolest (and most patient!) kid around. I simply adore her and consider myself to be the luckiest mom on the planet in that she shares my gypsy feet and is always up for the next adventure! She is a protector of all living things and her compassion stuns me on a regular basis.

My teenage daughter and I travel ALOT. She has a bucket list of places to check off before she goes to college. She's 16 and on her third passport! So far, shes managed to check off 24 countries.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm an American child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (fabric & leather, but not plastic)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. the ocean -- and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke,
  8. coffee,
  9. cold weather,
  10. make-up,
  11. high heels,
  12. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  13. Hello Kitty and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather came they blank/unused in an envie but naked is fine too. I don't really care what kind of card, but my most favorite are ones with children on them. I also really like interesting images, watercolors, birds, books, maps, animals, clocks....

Not a fan of tourist cards.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Fall/Autumn #3 on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and fun stickers!
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Comment: Thank you! Those Vespa's/motorcycles take some skill :)
thelocalman rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #165 on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards and extra stamps!!! My favorite postcard has to be the doggie ^^ Also the stamps are awesome, I don't have most of them in my collection. Thanks <3
Response: Very glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: Thank you for the PC - I love the modern Amerindian art.
Response: Yeah -- glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you, Sheri. Love your handmade envie with the vintage bicyclists and the Popeye card.
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
CindyST rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 17 on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies.
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!
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Comment: Love the PC and your note about Fall! Thank you
Response: Glad you liked it!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Mystery Postcard Swap 2 on Oct 11, 2018
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Comment: Great choices, thank you! I love the tissue wrapper you used also- very vintage-y :)
Response: Very welcome!
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on Oct 11, 2018
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Comment: Such great cards and an extra - thanks! Really love the owl and cute kids on the little boat, plus a genuine swap-bot pc! Classy Halloween envelope, too.
Response: Very welcome. Glad you enjoyed the envie!
simcoe54 rated for AN: Animal Scavenger Hunt #7 on Oct 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the extra stamps and the wonderful postcards.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Ha ha, yeah, that is a weird postcard but it's still kind of cute :)
Response: Ha! Glad you saw the humor in it!
mejulia rated for P&M Mystery Postcard Swap 2 on Oct 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and notecard.
Response: Very welcome!
Gatzcat rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #37 on Oct 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Very welcome
Autumn5 rated for PH: D-E-F on Oct 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! 😁
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for the foreign word pc. It looks like Swedish or German to me but I have no idea either. It looks cool anyway.
Response: Very welcome! I tried to translate and got nowhere!
Bendabb rated for AN: Animal Scavenger Hunt #5 on Oct 9, 2018
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AmookIslandCreations rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for this so very generous swap! I love the envie, with the wonderful crow, and the fun washi tape! I love the extras and they will be put to good use! It is going to be blowy tonight and tomorrow! 45+K winds and 17 foot seas!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad you liked it! I enjoy deco'ing envies!
Zefaniya rated for TT&E: SC PC #5 USA on Oct 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you :D
Response: Very welcome!
Vickyen rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 11 on Oct 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Sounds like you had a bunch going on and you were going to enjoy it, come heck or high water! LOL! I have a four day weekend now - sure love them! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Very welcome! Yes--- lovely long weekend!
Margothecat rated for AN: Tails & Tales #3 US on Oct 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

yvonne401 on Oct 16, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG October wishes of an anniversary postcard and birthday cards!

Blessings,

Yvonne

bbsporty on Oct 13, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG Oct Wish of an envie of ephemera! I can't wait to use some of it!

goinjenny on Oct 9, 2018:

Thank you for the wishes in AWG October

yvonne401 on Sep 25, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG September wish of Something Fall! I loved the fall postcards!

Blessings,

Yvonne

goinjenny on Sep 25, 2018:

Thank you for the stickers in AWG September!!

hamolla22 on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the random envie and sticker sheets! Very fun the animal balloon stickers and I love the colorful butterflies πŸ¦‹ And the random envie is great too, lots of nice items xx Many thanks again!!

Artistic on Sep 17, 2018:

:) Enjoy!

shinyserra on Sep 7, 2018:

I LOVE the peacock stickers for the Quick I Need Tag! Thank you so much :)

jenmcjen on Sep 7, 2018:

Right? I mean, really, what is the point of drinking a Coke if there is no caffeine in it!!!

JuneRosebud on Aug 28, 2018:

Hi Sheri! Thank you for the lovely wooden polar bears in the Menagerie Tag. Very cool looking....

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