Swap-bot Time: August 20, 2018 1:21 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: August 19, 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 24 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! . .


  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 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.


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!


CENDING rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #8 on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you. 😊
Response: Very welcome!
dartha rated for AN Nature Scavenger Hunt USA on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Sheri, Thank you for the postcards and notecard. Thank you so much, darla
Response: You're very welcome!
porpie5 rated for P&M Blank letter A swap on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: I love the postcards and the notecard! Thank you very much!
Response: Very welcome!
LadyJo rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail- AUGUST on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap of usefull things! I will excited to use them.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M blind postcard swap 10 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I grew up in San Francisco and love Victorian houses.
Response: how fun! Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of postcards.
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!
Paige1900 rated for P&M Blank letter A swap on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Great cards! And what a fun trip it must have been to go to Greece. :)
Response: Very welcome. And yes, it was a great trip!
Comment: Thank you
Response: Welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the envie of great stripe goodies. Kinda made me dizzy..haha :)
Response: Dizzy is good! Very welcome!
Comment: As always, great postcards - thanks for them and the extra stickers.
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!
Comment: Thanks! Great theme!
Response: Very welcome.
sugabb rated for PH: Variety Package #2 on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package! Thank you for resending and your patience and great communication. Sorry I’m a bit late I just got home from out of the country but it was there waiting for me!
Response: Very welcome!
LunaMoody rated for WIYM:Happy Flat Mail-USA-July on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Very welcome!
emilynhr rated for WIYM:Happy Flat Mail-USA-July on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: 🌺Thanks!🌺
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Love your envie and the lettersets you enclosed. Thank you so much. This was a fun swap.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
1koolkrafter rated for WIYM:Happy Flat Mail-USA-July on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: I loved everything !!! Thanks!
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Love the paper pattern and all the fun goodies you sent!!!! Thank you very much!!! XO
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
Liiskah rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #9 on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thankyou :)
Response: Very welcome!
manme rated for WIYM: ABC Happy Mail - D on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! All things you sent are wonderful.
Response: Most welcome!
Loonstruck rated for WIYM:Happy Flat Mail-USA-July on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Received, will open when all have been received.
Response: Glad it arrived -- enjoy!

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard and telling me about your new kitties! Have you named the second one?


bbsporty on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for all of the beautiful stickers you sent me from my AWG: August wish list.

goinjenny on Aug 17, 2018:

Thank you for the PCs in AWG August

yvonne401 on Aug 2, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG July wish of butterflies! It truly brightened up my day while I was offline!



Mye on Jul 20, 2018:

Hi Sheri! I received the mail from you today for the Random Flat Envie PIF Tag. Thank you very much for everything you sent me 😊

sabbysteg on Jul 15, 2018:

Hi Sheri, Thanks for the postcard you sent. It didn't have a swap name on it so I wasn't sure what it was for, so please let me know if it needs a rating! Thanks again!

ChrisAnne on Jul 6, 2018:

Thank you for both my June wishes. Both envelopes arrived yesterday. How crazy is that?!? Thank you!

yvonne401 on Jun 24, 2018:

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



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 :)

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