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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: December 18, 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 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

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Comment: Thank you very much! :)
Response: Most welcome!
susieq11 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 19 on Dec 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the fun stuff!!!!! Hope you’re finished grading soon!!!! Happy Holidays!! xoxo
Response: Very welcome!!
LadyJo rated for Random Envelope 5 on Dec 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome envie of goodies! It was like a treasure hunt! It is a pleaure receiving from you! I liked the envie you sent everything in as well! Thanks again!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it -- always fun to send to you!
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Comment: What a pretty Christmas card! I love the postcards you sent! I can always use Christmas ones and I love the David Bowie and Romare Bearden pcs. Always good to swap with you! Happy holidays!
Response: You're very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: Thank you! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
banjobraids rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #44 on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: WOW, cool choices, I love them all! Thank you so much and for the extra Frida for fun, too! Happy Christmas! :):):)
Response: Very welcome- glad you enjoyed them!
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Kathy821 rated for TT&E: SC PC #6 USA on Dec 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. I am ready for snow. We don't get that much :/ I guess that's why I love it! Stay warm!
Response: Very welcome. I'm over the snow already!
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Comment: Thanks! :D
Response: Very welcome!
veronicallama rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #2-USA on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: The envelope (with the black&white city wrap) was very cool. Thanks for the goodies inside, especially the Snoopy notecard.
Response: Very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it!
jeka396 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #12-Int'l on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely blind envie, stuffed full of random papery items! I especially enjoyed the foodie washi. Thanks so much!
Response: Very welcome -- hope there's something in there that inspires!
Gatzcat rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #43 on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sending.
Response: Very welcome!
JaneInSD rated for AN: Animal Envies on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable envies!! The paper and calendar pages you chose are fantastic. Thank you so much!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
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mummsie rated for TT&E: SC PC #6 USA on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great items. Also, for the extra Christmas cards They always come in handy. Merry Christmas!
Response: Always welcome! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AN: Animal Fun -global on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the fun animal goodies! They will be put to good use in future swaps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank You
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you, Sheri! Swap-bot postcard is so great. It's always nice to have you as a swap partner. Thank you for the lovely glittery Christmas card and wishes. Merry Christmas!
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoy!

Rating Overview

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Comments

goinjenny on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you for the cards and stickers in AWG December

Tigerlilyknotwise on Dec 8, 2018:

tycat

Thanks so much for the purpley December wishes! (AWG) I saw several things that'll go great with some new paper I just bought! Win! Merry Christmas!

satinification on Dec 5, 2018:

I received your re-send today :) You really shoudn't send it the secon time! I appreciate it very much and I am grateful. Postcards are beautiful. Very kind of you that you also added extras. I love this notecard with a cat. It is always so nice to be your swap partner, Sheri.

CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!

gviing

bluehairedmary on Nov 19, 2018:

Thanks for the wonderful vintage stamps! for AWG November

Artistic on Nov 17, 2018:

Have fun with the diecuts.:)

yvonne401 on Nov 16, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG November wish of birthday cards!

Blessings,

Yvonne

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

susieq11 on Nov 5, 2018:

I love the wolf envelope you made!! : )

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