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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

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 a 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!

Cats

It is possible that my cats, Oddly and Adler, will want to send you something as well. They have been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that, but they love to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase their changes of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

Ratings

squince rated for AN: Animal -- Make Me Laugh (US) on Feb 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Welcome!
Mye rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #1 on Feb 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for various stickers :)
Response: Very welcome!
MelbourneGirl rated for AN: Puppy Dog love INTL on Feb 17, 2019
5
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Comment: Awww ... thank you so much for all the puppy dog love :) :) so much fun!!! <3
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
5
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Comment: Crazy that it took almost a month from VA-MI! But I love the goodies, thank you so much! (I also received my other partner's envie for the swap today as well- ha!)
Response: So glad it arrived!
Mamabemus rated for QUICK 5 Postcards in an Envie #3 on Feb 17, 2019
5
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Comment: love them thanks
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you very much Sheri for the cute stickers, cool notecards and interesting postcards. I like them all very much and I do appreciate that you sent me extras of each of them, great postage used too :)
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed them!
5
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Comment: Thanks! I love the geometry dolphin, and the letterset is really sweet. I hope you're not freezing anymore! It was pretty cold last week here, too, but I'm in a dry climate so it's tolerable.
Response: very welcome -- so glad you enjoyed it!
LauraM540 rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - US Only on Feb 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great green goodies!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I did not have these designs. Also, thanks for the extra goodies. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
LadyJo rated for Pick A Theme Flat Envie on Feb 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Theme of Reading/Books for me! I love the Three Stooges cloth envie! How fun! The Nancy Drew postcard, is new to me as well! Great picks!
Response: Yeah! Glad you like it!
zzaakkiiyyaa rated for QUICK Scavenger Hunt For Items on Feb 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! I love everything you included, have a lovely day x
Response: Most welcome!
jayneblonde002 rated for PH: A-Z Word Hunt #1 on Feb 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your postcards I received today. And the decorated envelope is lovely, thank you for that. I also like the wax seal, it's the first one I've ever received and I'm definitely going to reuse it when I scrapbook a beautiful page.
Response: You're very welcome -- so glad there were thing you will use!
5
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Comment: The envelope showed up! Thanks for the fun envies!
Response: Yeah!
bluehairedmary rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #2 on Feb 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fun stickers and the postcard! Hope you're having an awesome week! Stay warm!
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed them!
LadyJo rated for PH: A-Z Word Hunt #2 on Feb 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you again for the nice postcards! I like the envie too!
Response: Always welcome!
5
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Comment: Great cards. Thank you for the extras!!
Response: Very welcome!
Tuutis rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #164 on Feb 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, very lovely, all different themed postcards!
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
Queensmiley2530 rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #2 on Feb 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for my cute stickers and extras
Response: Very welcome!
SilverD rated for PH: Spell H-E-A-R-T With PCs #2 on Feb 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The postcards are awesome, thank you!
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
LadyJo rated for QUICK 4 Postcards Swap #1 on Feb 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Great postcards! I laughed and like the one with the cow in the ocean! Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1738 70 75
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1572 1992 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 1348 219 0
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Comments

TeaRoll on Feb 18, 2019:

Thank you for the charms and stickers. Very excited to have them and use them. Also, I see we have the same taste in notepads!! I totally couldn't resist the hearts in a jar notepad either when I saw it. ❤💗❤

MSturgill87 on Feb 17, 2019:

Also thank you for the great shiny washi via the Themed Washi tag! Wonderful assortment!

MSturgill87 on Feb 17, 2019:

Thank you for the ephemera via CPG Random Envie Tag!

bluerose3 on Feb 16, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday cards from the 'Who likes...tag'

yvonne401 on Feb 13, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG February wishes of a nice variety of cards!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Cariboocarol on Feb 13, 2019:

Thank you for the 3 lettersets and extras on the 'Who Likes....global' tag. I will be using them this week to catch up on letters owed! So handy!

shinyserra on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Menagerie tag (llama stickers) and the extra goodies!

wolfeagle on Feb 10, 2019:

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Congratulations. You won my RAK. Please message me your address and I'll get the 4x6 clear envelopes out to you.

goinjenny on Feb 9, 2019:

Thank you for the PCs in AWG

marinda on Feb 6, 2019:

🐩🐖🐎🐄🐿🐇🐧Thank you so much for the animal love RAK! I love the wonderful goodies you sent me! It really brightened my day. 😃

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