Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 5:42 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: November 24, 2017
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, My name is Sheli - I've lived in Alaska most all my life. My husband and I own and work in our little store called Alaska Transfers & Design in Fairbanks and live in the next town over named North Pole - and yes there is a Santa Claus house! Even reindeer! Some of the town is decorated year round and we have candy cane street lights.

north pole

At our house, we leave the Christmas tree up year round....we have it on the ceiling so the cats don't try to climb it when we aren't home.....We add and move around the ornaments through out the year so it's always changing :)

ceiling tree

Looks really cool lit up !


The tree skirt is made from a couple doilies I crocheted and the star is a Death Star Ornament or toy the daughter came up with - we use it to light up the living room during our dark winter months :)


Besides our little store which we make custom tshirts, mugs, coffee cups and such Plus antiques, novelties and Alaska souvenirs, we have an online webpage called Way Up In Alaska (link is at top of profile) and a HUGE eBay store with over 8,000 items - and we are in 1 of our local antique stores.


We send and receive all of our mail from our store in Fairbanks since it's more secure than our roadside mailbox out in North Pole.

We enjoy spending the summers traveling in state as well as traveling through Canada on our way to visit the lower 48 to go antiquing and just seeing the sights.

I have a nice size collection of vintage crafting magazines as well as vintage cookbooks

Have one daughter who is grown up and out living life in New Jersey :)


For pets we have 3 very spoiled cats who enjoy watching the many cool animals that visit our backyard - We have a couple squirrels that visit daily along with ducks in the summer and a few Pine Grosbeaks fly in to scavenge for food and every now and then we see signs that a moose or bear have been through the back yard. Late at night we get owls that like to hunt the little critters (voles which are like tailless mice) and the bigger critters, the bunnies...poor bunnies! But the owls have to eat too - so it's either the owls or the lynx that visit that will get those poor bunnies. We also get red foxes and bats back there too. We left the back yard wild so the critters can be enjoyed and not forced out. We are lucky that the area area we live it's all left wild by the other home-owners and hopefully will stay that way, we enjoy the wildlife viewing.

This past summer we took a 70 day RV trip driving from our little house here in North Pole Alaska through Canada and through the states. We visited 25 states and 9 Canadian Provinces. It's our annual picking trip where we go around buying antiques & Collectibles and whatever else catches our fancy to sell in our stores.


Favorite Books

Vintage cookbooks - have a few hundred in my library so far

crafting books - I have been collecting workbasket magazines. The older coats & clark ones are another line I collect and general crafting magazines too. The ads in the older books are great!

For book reading, Love the Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children series. Over the summer while we were on our trip, I read The Help ( I loved the movie and love the book even more!)

Favorite Movies

Don't really have a favorite genre, hard to pick a favorite movie, but Elf is always funny! :) So is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story ( I do really love Christmas movie maybe it's because I live in North Pole Alaska ahaha!! ) Love a good mystery, documentary, or action filled movie - and old movies are great to watch too :) Horror is my good ol' standby when I can't find a movie I want to watch

Favorite Television

Have a few shows on TV I like to watch - Walking Dead, Supernatural - those we don't watch until they come out on DVD though. But have been enjoying Goldbergs, Those who can't, Mysteries at the Museum, Ancient Aliens, Born This way, Love at First Sight, Dr. Dee (she's here in Alaska! :) ) . And whatever else I can have playing in the background while I craft or read through cookbooks and crafting magazines :) One of our recent new likes is This Is Us. such a great show! and I usually don't like dramas

Favorite Crafts

my fav doily

Crochet is my favorite! but love sewing and general crafting. I also make earrings to sell in our store - but crochet is always my go to craft since it's easy to take along on road trips.

Swap preferences

I have no real preferences when it comes to swapping - but some info about me to help you make a choice - if those other categories didn't help out here is a bit more :)

I am not religious in the slightest

I love animals (cats especially)

Love vintage cookbooks, crafting magainzes/books, ads, recipes

enjoy old photos - i buy them randomly - no real theme to them, quirky or creepy ones are my fav though

Holidays especially Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite

favorite scent - baking cookies, cinnamon, citrus

We travel out of Alaska often in our RV so love RV themed goodies since we spend 70 days a summer living in it.

am a coffee and tea drinker - and am not choosey on flavors, always fun to try something new :)

I do use a Keurig (use the pods and load my own) and loose ground coffee as well - have no preference on what types of drinks I receive :)


fishsteak rated for How's the weather today US PC Swap on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I can't imagine how cold it is up there right now. I start shivering around 60 degrees, haha.
Comment: Hi Sheli! Thanks so much for the cute Thanksgiving card! I just love it! How wonderful that you enjoy cooking - not this gal!! LOL! It is tough being an empty nester but I can tell you, it does get easier as time goes on! Hugs, Happy Thanksgiving, and Swapping! ;)
EmilyT rated for AN Here Fishy Fishy!! USA on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks! That would be something interesting to see, salmon on their run. And a bear, too! Yay.
abbyaguas rated for Pc roulette September round on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Dear Sheli, I just want to thank you for the North Pole, Alaska card that you sent! How I wish I could have my blank Alaska card here written and stamped from your place! Anyways, I also love these roulette swaps too, but I think I got banned from joining because I got behind schedule in sending out for this swap. But hey, at least I am back again. Hihi... I hope it wouldn't be too cold for you there during December. Here, temperature is pretty average when it's December and becomes chilly during February. Hihi! Cheers~
Ruthless rated for Transport Postcard Swap #5 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: I love this postcard!!! With the transportation swap I worried when I mailed off a stagecoach postcard but I was thinking outside the box and I see that you too were thinking outside the box! Love the story about family using dog sleds! You really made my day! Thanks so much!
moosemama rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - F -USA on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: I went to Fairbanks a few times when I lived in Anchorage.
Response: I love the drive between Anchorage and Fairbanks. We usually mix it up and do one highway down and the other on the way back when we visit Anchorage...The old hi-way is my favorite though, less traffic :)
jlink rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Nov 2017) on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: forget me nots are my favorite flower. When my son was in Sitka this year he brought back a print of them from the local artists.
Candace rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: I love yams! Happy Thanksgiving!
suepier rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - D -,USA on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Delta, Alaska. I like all of the views.
myancey rated for NAPS - Slap A Stamp On It! PC on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Love the goat!!! Squee u find the cutest postcards. Thank u ms sheli. We have 80 weather this week although last Sunday it was freezing and I had boots on now I have my flip flops out again and tanks and shorts. Thank u
EmilyT rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet E - USA on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for Eielson AFB! I also like seeing military planes and jets! Mostly now we see the big helicopters from the National Guard nearby.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day!! Shelley
Whippet rated for TT&E: PC - letter M on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you Sheli! Wow, Alaska mountains views of Mt. Sanford & Mt. Drum PC! This PC going up on display in my apt. You kitties sound so cute, huggable. Imagine you daughter examines menus, website before ordering food from restaurants. Thankfully there are some not using MSG, etc., I can go out to those restaurants with my family. Happy November!
goinjenny rated for TT&E: PC - letter M on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous, thank you
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card, Sheli. I'd love to visit Alaska someday! It's so pretty.
CindyST rated for City / Town / Village with V R2 on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I was going to say something funny about you living in the North Pole and knowing Santa, but you probably get that all the time :D
slckad rated for OSS: Note Card & Flat Surprise on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great note, and I LOVED my I Believe magnet! I just received it this afternoon and put it right up on my fridge where it will stay all year long! I also loved the Mt. Dinali postcard as well! I hope your winter doesn't get too rough and cold! Best Wishes!
Response: Oh awesome! Got there pretty fast too! Glad you liked it ;)
Comment: Thank you for another lovely card :D I've never been whale spotting sounds like an experience! Have a great day x
suepier rated for Greetings from on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great large letter pc from Alaska.

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Gnoe on Nov 14, 2017:

How sweet of you to send me your unassigned card for the WIYM: PC Roulette Nov swap!!! And all the way from the North Pole! (Are you related to Santa? ;) Hugs and kisses from The Netherlands!

Amylord on Nov 4, 2017:

Yes my kitty crackles when he sees the squirrels. :)

user6937 on Oct 31, 2017:

Thank you for the Alaska map card! Glad you liked the Calgary Stampede card you got from me, too. Maybe we'll meet some year :)

Fullsteampowell on Oct 22, 2017:

Thank you for the unassigned Postcard Roulette card!

myancey on Oct 20, 2017:

Thank u for the unassigned. We love Sasquatch. Thanks friend.

Amylord on Sep 25, 2017:

Thanks for the plus one postcard! I love the snow house. It's a pity they never finished it.

myancey on Sep 18, 2017:

Love that we got an unassigned and our assigned pc roulette card on same day!!! Love love the bear. Remind me to share our bear story with ya sometime

myancey on Sep 2, 2017:

we got your Gettysburg pc today! thank u so much. have missed u visiting our mailbox. also got some super sweet teas today! <3

miablancs on Aug 8, 2017:

It is so good to hear from you and to know you are back safe and sound! I missed you and look forward to joining in on your awesome swaps!

miablancs on May 15, 2017:

Hi Honey, I just wanted to say I hope you have an epic road trip and I am so sorry I have not been able to respond to your last message =(. Thank you for your thoughtful friendship and all you messages, I really appreciate it, you are too kind =D.

I am still resting and taking things slow as I really feel a lot of pain and nausea since the operation. Lucky you to have a road trip in your future I hope it is epic =D. Don't forget to speak Canadian Eh? If I do not chat again with you I look forward to lots of messages and swapping in late August when you return.

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