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Shannoneke

Shannoneke
Date Joined: January 20, 2015
Last Online: September 20, 2018
Birthday: January 15
Country: Canada
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About Me

*Note : We moved! Please contact me for updated address if sending me something outside of a swap :)

Helloo! My name is Shannon and I am a late-twenties Canadian Mrs, and mommy to a beautiful, clever little girl! I am happily married to a wonderful sweet Belgian man who thinks my love for pens, paper, stickers and snailmail is adorably Dorky.

We live on a small farm and practice a mild homesteading lifestyle. Life gets busy sometimes, and even more so since our wee one arrived, so there are often gaps in my swapping activities. I swap when I feel I have time to commit to it and I stay away when life is hectic, but I always come back around when things slow down again :)

I believe that the best possible weather is Light hoodie temperature with the sun shining behind a few puffy white clouds and a cool breeze that gently ruffles the leaves. Perfection!

I have a wide variety of interests, but to name a few; Reading, writing, walking, hiking, baking, travelling, pen-paling, Bande Dessiné ( French and French Belgian comic books), gardening, swimming, crafting, thrift stores, roadtrips and probably much more but my mind is blanking under pressure :) UPDATE: Chickens. I've become very fond of chickens!

I'm always interested in meeting other farm/ homestead ladies, so message me if you'd like to do a swap or exchange letters!

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy mail art and paper crafts; doodling on envelopes, washi tape, stickers, fun papers etc. I've recently discovered flipbooks and junk journals and am having quite some fun with those :p

I like writing, I have a few penpals I've been exchanging letters with for a while, but every now and then, there is a dry spell during which I enjoy some letter swaps.

I'm very interested in different types of journals! Junk journals, diary type journals, art journals, etc. but don't do much because they are a big commitment!

For exchange purpose

Firstly, I'm not all that picky. I put time and effort into my swaps and try to send things I think you will like, and all I can ask is that you do the same for me. However, I know many people (including me) find it easier to put together a package when they have an idea of a persons likes and dislikes so here are a bunch of things :)

Crafting: I'm a big sucker for stickers, always have been always will be! However, I'm always open to new and interesting supplies! My favourite colours are turquoise, greens and blues, but I like all colours and especially like colour combos with greys and golds!

Favourite prints and themes: Hot air balloons, vintage housewife/1950's , Boule & Bill( Buddy and Billy), Martine (from the Martine books by Marcel Marlier and Gilbert Delahaye), nautical themes, farm themes, chickens, apples, pears, lemonade, tea/teacups, Chickens, farm animals, farm related. Did I say Chickens yet? ;)

Tea, Coffee and other beverages: I love tea!! Fruity teas especially. Not a huge fan of oolongs and green tea without flavours. I love coffee too! Also open to pretty much any hot beverage or even cold ones like crystal light and such... as long as its in a factory sealed wrapper, I'm happy :)

Coins: I collect coins and foreign currencies, especially out of circulation currency or currency with colourful interesting designs, so that is ALWAYS welcome! :) I am also looking for USA quarters with the states(Still need about 30 states) and national parks(missing about 50 of theses :P ) on them as well as Canadian quarters with the provinces on them( Missing British Colombia and Nunavut). I will happily do private swaps for coins and can trade coin for coin or coin for something you collect if I have/can get it!

Naked Postcards: I'm not particularly fussy, but I particularly enjoy whimsical colourful ones, black and whites, non touristy, and creative touristy ( The ones that include a tourist attraction in a shot but do not make it the center of attention or include an element of humour), touristy ones with a naturey element, geeky postcards from my favourite TV shows or musicians, and tea related ones! That being said, I'd be happy with any pretty postcard chosen with care :)

For unused postcard, anything in good condition goes! If I can't use it, I can swap it!

Musci, TV, pop culture, books

Geekery:I like Doctor who (Matt Smith!! Tardis, Daleks), Yoshi & Toad, Lord of the rings & The Hobbit, as well as Sherlock, Torchwood and Breaking bad, the walking dead and Game of Thrones. Music: I love Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Kooks, The Coronas & The pigeon Detectives, Bastille, Johnny Cash..

Actors and famous people: My favourite actor was Heath Ledger. I also really like Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes and many others in the comedy side of things.

Books: I love reading! I enjoy many genres, but find myself coming back to historical fiction and YA a lot. I also enjoy a good mystery ! I never grew out of my love of Dr. Seuss either :p Some all time favourite books are the LoTR series, Hunger games series, Divergent series, Catch me if you can , Snow flower and the secret fan, and many more that can be seen on my Goodreads! :)

Allergies and Canadian postal

Allergies: I have allergy induced asthma which makes me sensitive to second hand smoke and smell absorbing items such as books and cloths that smell strongly of cigarettes or dust. I am also sensitive to any metal jewelry that isn't hypoallergenic/surgical steel, sterling silver or gold. Wood, plastic and leather etc all seem fine :)

There are import restrictions on Plants, seeds and other agricultural products, this includes wood and leaves.

Oh and you can't send me rough cut diamonds without proper documentation...because I'm sure you were planning on sending me diamonds! XP

You can find full regulations here if you want: http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGcustoms-e.asp#1384879

Ratings

LadyJo rated for Late summer letter on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: I loved your letter! Some of it just wanted me to get in my car and drive there. The bike rides for ice cream, swimming in the ocean, the bech sounds so relaxing. It sounds so slow paced even if you had other things going. Thank you so very much! Liked the extras too!
Response: Oh! You would be most welcome to drive down! Though the temperature has dropped significantly now. You should have seen the beach the morning after Canada day. We were there at 9am and it was sool quiet and peaceful, with just the smell of burned out fireworks and breakfast starting to cook in the cottages. Delightful!
blueseabliss rated for Fall Recipes on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH!!! Thank you so much, I am going to make my own now, I had to buy it pre-made from the store...now I don't! This is my favorite! Thank you!!!!!!
Response: You are very welcome!! I hope you enjoy it! It is of course best with "real" pasta dough, but the wonton wraps make it soooo much quicker and easier! I'm currently prancing around the squash patch about 4 times a day checking if any of my butternut are ready for eating haha!
CraftyChristina rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a colorful, chatty letter! We have chickens too! Happy Swapping from one chicken momma to another!
Response: You're welcome! That letter did very good time compared to most of my USA mail! I'm glad! Have a great day chicken mama😊
allieo rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #2 on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: What a lovely selection of fun items! I look forward to using them up. Bonus points for that beautiful vintage stamp (Group of Seven).
Response: Glad you liked it! Enjoy!
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Comment: I enjoyed reading about your day and brought lots of memories with small children. It is a bit different because of us having older children and more help here! It is so weedy here and been mowing twice a week because it is rainy but also the heat makes everything keep growing.
Response: Oh I hear you with the rain and heat! I stopped trying to keep up with the weeds in the paths of the garden, I can only keep the base of my plants relatively clear!
blueseabliss rated for Theme: Strawberries/Blueberries on Jul 26, 2018
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Comment: Love it, thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
LadyJo rated for Learning goals-summer 2018 on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your goals! Great goals too! Always lots to learn every year! I will be writing soon!
Response: I'm glad! Looking forward to hearing from you :)
LadyJo rated for Theme: Honey and Honeybees on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I love the bee stamp too! The charm is neat too!
Response: You're welcome! I held onto that stamp specifically for this swap hehe
mb58ca rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #1 on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Awesome contents. Thanks :)
Response: You're so welcome! 😊
blueseabliss rated for TSCL: Farm Life Fun Mail on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Shannon, I love the ATC and everything else, thank you so much! I loved your letter and I can visualize white chicken butts by the car!
Response: Haha! I'm so glad you can visualize them too! I feel like they really missed their shot at making the picture complete haha! Glad you liked the Atc and everything else :)
Wanda rated for Share YOUR sweet country life on Jul 2, 2018
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TereDiane1954 rated for Theme: Chickens and Roosters on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: You're quite the artist, Shannon! The chickens you drew on the outside of the envelope are really cute. I enjoyed hearing about your chickens, and I love the goodies you sent. Thank you very much!
Response: Haha tha k you! I thiught that middle chicken was quite terrifying myself! Glad you enjoyed it and the goodies :)
CrystalZ rated for CS: Postcard Exchange #1 on Jun 26, 2018
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Comment: Great postcards you sent me, perfect for my collection. Thank you! Yes the fishermen one is fun and makes me smile too :) And yes the west coast is warmer now...definately none of that nasty white stuff the east is still getting....what the heck right?!
Response: Thank goodness we didn't get any here!! We had a frost June 22nd though Oo I'm just glad I'm not in newfoundland haha! Glad you enjoyed the postcards!!
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Comment: Thanks! I wrote back!
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Comment: The IT Crowd is pretty great. I wanted to pull the internet is in a box for a long time now.
Response: Baha! I love that episode!
JadeFan rated for Write on! on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Jeez! This is one of the cutest letter sets I've received!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it! 😊
ladyfluorspar rated for Write on! on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the letter, I do have a Toronto address, I'll PM it to you if you want to write back :)
Response: Yes please! 😊
suntattoo rated for Snail Mail Goodies on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: A pleasure, as always, to receive from you! That llama (alpaca? vicuna?) tape is the best thing ever. I also love the stickers (the tree is beautiful, and the hedgehogs make me smile!). Thanks so much <3
Response: Aww thank you! I was soooo excited to find that tape! Haha! Glad you enjoyed your goodies! 😊
grstamping rated for A Bookworms Letter-Only in Canada on Jan 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice chatty bookworm letter. My goal is not as high as your, but I am hoping to read the pile next to my bed. I also want to explore some of the books you mentioned. I am eager to look into more talented authors. Thank You!
Response: You're welcome! Glad it arrived well and some of the books mentioned were of interest to you! Happy reading!
RareBlue rated for Write on! Letter swap on Apr 20, 2017
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Comment: I agree! We DO have loads to talk about! Thank you for your letter and pretty notecard. I am looking forward to reading your letter. (Or should I write first?!)
Response: Haha! I don't know, it's always confusing when both people write at first! I'll PM you!

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Comments

Babsmomof5 on Jan 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous birthday chicken card you drew, the book list, and the sweet note! It made me laugh on a day when I needed it! I really appreciate the love you put into it, and I will treasure it! (And frame it when your mad art skills make you famous!) ;-)

beeskneessam on Oct 9, 2015:

I just got the wishes you sent. Thank you so much! I love the tags :)

myshoesdontmatch on Jul 11, 2015:

Hi, I received your RAK, i am swooning, love it all, thanks!!

sassafrass on Jul 1, 2015:

CD

sweetpea22 on Jun 28, 2015:

Thank you so much for the cutest stickers for my Friendlies wishlist. I love the handmade one and look forward to using all of them soon :)

AveryHart on Apr 13, 2015:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your profile, Shannon!

Your comment has inspired me to ask something, and I'm about to post a query in the newbie group. =)

Amace on Mar 12, 2015:

WELCOME TO THE GROUP

Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.

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