Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 5:31 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: January 19, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States
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About Me

The last couple of years have been a bit more than our usual insanity. 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. At the moment, we're in Texas looking after my mom and 93yo grandmother. Starting to get restless so we're actively looking for our next landing spot. 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!

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm an American child rights lawyer and researcher. When I practiced law in the US, I prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases. After I left practice, I was a law school professor for almost 20 years and taught child welfare courses. Now, I'm semi-retired and mostly research and write on street kid and child labor issues.

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 22 countries.

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. I'm currently into the Outlander series, 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

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



Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather 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.


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!


** 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!


EllieBeth8 rated for PH: Postcard Variety Pack #1 on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcards!! Love the car one!! Have a great day! Shelley
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: thank you. =)
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Hi Sheri -- thanks for the postcards, and LOVE the little black cats. Best, al
Response: Very welcome! Enjoy!
meeltje57 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: So many lovely items in your beautiful envelope. Thank you very much, really happy with all of it.
Response: Very welcome -- hope it inspires something fun!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #148 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Another great pc swap - love the map, covered bridge and bird ones. Thank you!!!
Response: Very welcome -- always a pleasure!
Comment: Great postcards and sticker sheet. Thank you!!!
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of stickers!
Response: Very welcome! (Wow -- that must be a record for the PO ---- one day!)
ashanti2106 rated for Send 3 From the List #4 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great package, excited to try the tea. Best wishes!
Response: Very welcome - hope you enjoy it!
Noel rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #11 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice postcards!
Response: Most welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcards. I love them!!!
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Thanks a lot - love the chickens!!!!! XOXO
Response: cheep cheep!
Arabella rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #7 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and note card, Sheri! Love the mockingbird one!
Response: Very welcome -- glad you liked them!
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #148 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful cards. I also love the stickers for scrap booking. Hope you are staying warm. It was 58 here yesterday and back down in the 20's today. Lots of ice and some snow. All of the schools are closed.
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy! Freezing here too!!
Comment: Thanks for a nice swap!!! ♥♥♥ hope to see you next month!
Response: Very welcome! Enjoy!
goinjenny rated for PH: Spell D-O-G With Postcards on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: Very welcome.
simcoe54 rated for AN: 2 Animal PCs + Take Your Pick on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the elephant notecard and lovely animal postcards. New ones for my collection.
Response: Very welcome -- glad it was some new ones for you!
susieq11 rated for CPG Quickie: B&W Postcard - Global on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!! : ) Always happy to see you're my partner! Have a good week! xxxx
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for your card with postcards and sticker sheet :)
Response: Enjoy!
Comment: Awww, so cute! Thanks. Those stamps are amazing.
Response: Very welcome -- so glad you like them!

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susieq11 on Jan 17, 2018:

Thank you for the Beatrix Potter b & w postcard!! xoxo I do love that movie too!!!

Margothecat on Jan 17, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG wish for handmade envies and used postage stamps!

kaypendragon on Jan 17, 2018:

Thanks for the random envelope of black and white goodness!

BusyB on Jan 16, 2018:

Hi Sheri! Thank you so much for the Pink envelope of randomness and awesomeness for AWG January wishes. I will definitely be using it all. I really enjoyed the quotes on the pieces you sent and the pink stamped labels/snail mail pieces. That vintage rose!! And the decorated envelope with the cutest cat face. Love it all! Thank you again!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for my January AATW wishes! I'm so grateful for the stamps for Vets. The bug pin is perfect! It has such great meaning to me because not only are ladybugs good luck, but we call my new niece, Bug. She is my heart. I've pinned it up on one of my canvases with my collection which is HUGE! I've gone overboard I'm afraid, but I love it. Thank you a million times over. You don't know how happy you made me during a very gloomy time. <3

susieq11 on Jan 14, 2018:

Thank you the CPG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! Love the animals! : D

bluehairedmary on Jan 13, 2018:

Thanks so much for the AWG Dec and Jan wishes! Love everything but especially the owl goodies!

shirleyinCA on Jan 11, 2018:

Thanks for the AATW Jan Wish. Interesting ad cards and all that great postage, and in a lovely glassine envelope, too.

Babsmomof5 on Jan 11, 2018:

Oh, Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday card, the amazingly hilarious "I shaved my kegs today" stickers, the pretty die cuts and the fuzzy socks, which are currently on my feet! The envelope you sent it all in is just AwEsOmE too! Thank you so much for such a special package!

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

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