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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: June 24, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States
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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.

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.

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. 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

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Comment: Thank you for the interesting cards and stickers. What a nice treat to find in my mailbox today!
Response: You're very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you Sheri, cute PCs. I love the dolphin :)
Response: Very welcome!
LisaWithAKiss rated for WIYM: ABC Happy Mail - A on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Thak you for all those lovely things you send to me! I loved all the postcards!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Liiskah rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #8 on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou for the great selection :)
Response: Very welcome! Enjoy!
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on May 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Random Envelope 2 on May 15, 2018
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Comment: Another generous swap from you today! Thank you for all the wonderful random bits! They will be used on many swaps! Thanks too for the homemade envie and pretty stamps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're very welcome -- hope you will enjoy using them!
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Comment: Thanks for this great swap in a home-made envie! Thanks for the extra too! The kingfisher is one of my favorite birds! We have belted ones up here. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
marija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: THank you so much. Marina
Response: Very welcome!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #5 on May 9, 2018
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Comment: Oh Sheri what a great blind envie! I love these too! It's so fun to receive random things from people! Thanks for all the great things!
Response: Very welcome -- so glad you enjoyed it!
EmilyT rated for AN: Farm Animal Scavenger Hunt on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fantastic cards! I love them all but the vintage goat takes the cake!!! 🐐
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
irishconnie rated for Random Envelope on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Another gorgeous swap ty so much, Happy mail for me yay xx
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
jendoggie rated for WPS - Cartoon/Comic Postcard #6 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the comic book postcard. I like to watch super heroes on screen instead on the page.
Response: Very welcome!
moosemama rated for P&M Monthly Postcard Swap (May) on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Good luck with your move!
Response: Thank you!
dorcii rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5I on May 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cards :)
Response: Very welcome!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #155 on Apr 28, 2018
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Comment: Great selection of postcards. Thanks
Response: Very welcome!
Liiskah rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #154 on Apr 28, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou 😄
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you! I absolutely love all of these postcards. Thank you also for cute stickers.
Response: Very welcome -- so glad you enjoyed them!
justmesks rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #9 on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Sheri thank you for the nice cards.
Response: Welcome -- so glad you liked them!
Dragongrrl rated for PH: Women On Postcards on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards, they're great!
Response: Yeah! Glad you liked them!
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Comment: Thank you. Especially love the beautiful notecard
Response: Welcome! Glad you like them!

Rating Overview

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jun 24, 2018:

Thanks for my June AWG wish of a nice variety of butterfly stickers! I love them!

Blessings,

Yvonne

newrule on May 29, 2018:

The RAK used stamps arrived safely!! Thanks so much Sheri! Have a great day!

Mye on May 26, 2018:

Thank you very much for the RAK - Used Stamps!!! Great addition to my collection :)

simcoe54 on May 17, 2018:

RAK - Used Stamps -- Thanks for the great postage stamps. Most of them will fit into my collection!!!

OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2018:

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supersquirrel on May 7, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK-Used Stamps. There are some cool ones and special foreign ones too. Great for my ATC creations - thanks again :)

heatherknits on Apr 17, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG wishes! "The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes" postalette - I love it!! Cute nautical stickers and great stamp selection - Thank you!

CurlyTea on Apr 10, 2018:


Happy Belated Birthday!

craftyone on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for the card and puzzle pages for my April wishes. My mailbox and I are very happy!

HappyMom on Apr 8, 2018:

hbd

Happy birthday Sheri! There's a little AWG Birthday wish coming your way - Hope it's an awesome day, and an even better year ahead!

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