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RetroJane

RetroJane
Date Joined: August 8, 2010
Last Online: November 17, 2013

Country: United States

About Me

I have always loved mail. (I think that stems from having moved a bit as a child and living away from extended family.) I like to brighten others' day when sending it and love coming up with creative ways to package things. I put forth effort in what I mail out and hope others do the same. I already get enough junk mail as it is. (And, I bet you do, too!)

I am a doula, helping expectant and laboring women and their partners have the birth they desire. I have always loved health and wellness, the incredible ability of the human body and this is something that I feel led to do to help women.

I am also a photographer, building up my business locally. I just love being behind a camera and capturing those special moments.

About Swaps

I do have allergies, so anything with a strong floral scent is probably going to be bothersome. Please refrain from sending ANYthing that smells like smoke. I do not want such in my home. I can smell it on paper, packaging, and greatly dislike receiving things that reek of smoke. Thank you in advance for being considerate.

I do prefer postcards that have a note on them and are stamped, not in an envelope. I may not know you, but still put a little effort and a tiny bit of yourself into what you send. (I try to do such for all that I send out.)

Likes

Coffee and tea! They are a part of my daily world. And, I love it when they are organic. I enjoy black teas, hot or iced. Herbal and incredibly fruity teas are not usually something I enjoy.

I read a good bit of doula-related materials. But, I have studied and fell in love with children's literature several years ago. The motifs, symbolism, lessons to be learned: I love how it is applicable to almost everyone's world, regardless one's age.

I enjoy time in the kitchen - baking, cooking, cake decorating. My other half just gave me a Kitchen Aid mixer, and let me tell you - I'm in heaven!

I enjoy sewing, too. My grandmother taught me one summer when I was a kid. And, it's just something in the family genes, from my great grandmother to grandmother to mother and on down to me.

I like fabric flowers or hair clips (which I make for myself,) fun buttons or neat ribbon. I have not done much embellishing with sewing projects, as I usually just make clothing/costumes or plain totes. But, I would like to get into adding some funky decorative things that jazz up a piece. I know HOW to do it, just have not....yet. I am hoping to delve into hand embroidery this fall. I think that will be a craft/art that I'm going to love.

I love the green/organic lifestyle, recycling, and repurposing. I have adapted some things into my daily world and I am trying to completely phase into an organic pantry/kitchen.

I adore vintage or classic papers, photographs, prints, and so on. Elvgren pinup art (and some Vargas) are absolute favorites.

Favorite Movies

I thoroughly enjoy classic films and film stars. If my job was to watch movies all day, my television would be on Turner Classic Movies. Thinking about my favorite stars, they are Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, and Fred Astaire. Some of my favorite films are "The Shop Around The Corner," "Anchors Aweigh," "Swing Time," and "Singing In The Rain."

I also enjoy foreign films with French cinematography being at the top. Audrey Tautou is one of my favorite actresses. (She is the star of "Amélie de Montmartre.")

There is also a great international film festival where I live. I love catching documentaries or other noteworthy independent films.

Ratings

slat333 rated for Pick 3 Swap - November on Nov 23, 2013
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Comment: Thanks a bunch!
jennifergordon rated for 5 to 5 Speedy PC Swap (USA) on Nov 1, 2013
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Comment: Thank you!!!
tmdockery rated for 5 to 5 Speedy PC Swap (USA) on Oct 25, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the PC. I blame the mail man :-)
judee0624 rated for Easy peasy state postcard swap! on Oct 25, 2013
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Comment: Postmarked 7 days after send by date with no communication.
GabiesMom rated for 5 to 5 Speedy PC Swap (USA) on Oct 3, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the neat card, of Chock full o' Nuts.
Peachapatchi rated for 5 to 5 Speedy PC Swap (USA) on Oct 2, 2013
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Comment: I loved the Scotland postcard, thanks!
JipSea rated for 5 to 5 Speedy PC Swap (USA) on Sep 27, 2013
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Comment: Always a Heart for Native American cards!!! Thank You.
cindylou867 rated for Pick 3 Swap - September on Sep 21, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the peanuts stuff!
tazzini rated for ~Swap Some Postcards!~ on Sep 15, 2013
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Comment: monet!
Dorilee rated for ~Swap Some Postcards!~ on Sep 12, 2013
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Comment: I love the sunset and the Ohio River. Thank you for the great card.
TonyInAtlanta rated for ~Swap Some Postcards!~ on Sep 10, 2013
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Comment: What a coincidence! I have a postcard book of Bartak drawings. So, you did a good "read" on my sense of humor. Thank you! =)
wolfeagle rated for Octopus, Squid or Shark PC on Apr 2, 2013
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Comment: Love the vintage postcard. Thanks for being so thoughtful.
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Comment: I love the card I thought it was cool thank you for taking the time to read my profile and send this!! (:
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Comment: Thank you. Very nice of you! Music is fun!
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Comment: LOL Really clever card. Thanks
TaraInColorado rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Jan 25, 2012
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Comment: thanks! really nice postcard with a very unique piece of art work
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Response: You're kidding! I sent it on time, and the other recipient got theirs. Communication with me first before rating would have been nice, though I can resend. It will go out in tomorrow's mail.

Rating Overview

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Comments

rsj244 on Sep 11, 2011:

Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope all is okay!

rsj244 on May 8, 2011:

Hope you come back!!!

MsMarvel on Mar 23, 2011:

Thanks for joining "I <3 Non-Touristy Postcards"

Welcome to the group! :) Feel free to join any swaps and don't forget to check out the forum!

StwbyQT on Feb 17, 2011:

Just a note to let you know that your swap: Christmas Cards in February will be headed your direction today. Be on the lookout! :)

velma on Feb 12, 2011:

Maybe I can live without that thing you forgot from package.... Or if you want/can send it as separate package?

bythelakemom on Feb 8, 2011:

Wilmington looks like a great city. What a view you must have from your apatment. Thank you.

NikonGoddess on Feb 2, 2011:

You've got a great profile! Just wanted to swing by and say hi! Can't wait to see your photos in the Alphabet swap.

Starting your own business is one of the most rewarding things I did as a photographer. I hope you do very well!

rhinoluvr on Jan 29, 2011:

Thank you SO much for the Port City Java postcard for the Naked PC Nov WTA which arrived today. Glad you included your return addy, look for a reply soon. Take care ;)

id0be1ieve on Jan 26, 2011:

..just a lil note to let you know that I sent out the 'Mother & daughter baking bread' PC (for the 'Naked Postcards > Postcards tag') yesterday; hope you enjoy it! :-D

rsj244 on Jan 21, 2011:

Few days left for some of my postcard swaps! Hope to see you in some of them. How are you doing???? :) Have a great weekend!!!!

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