Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 9:28 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: February 18, 2018
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

2/3/2018 - Been knocked down with the flu...then asthma problems...ugh! Am back on the mend and back to PC fun :)

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 :)


Comment: Thanks for the cute doodle!
Comment: I definitely do not want your weather, I'm ready for Spring! Thank you!😁
myancey rated for NAPS - Slap a Stamp On It PC INT on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: I love Alaska mail! Thank u for santa. I love that you have never sent us the same postcard twice. Drats that yall can't see in Santa's house. Hopefully you will be able to get more sweet postcards. The Walmart I get cards form has a new one I plan on sending u soon. Happy weekend
piratejimbob87 rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #3 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Minxy1964 rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #3 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Love the fact you have rescue cats. And -15?? I thought I had it bad when it was -2 here kast week!!
nsciambi rated for I Spy With My Little Eye...PC US #1 on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Enuff snow here this year for our "Race to the Sky". Thank you.
Mye rated for Private - Sweet PC Swap on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Sheli! Thank you for the lovely card :)
theevidenceisme rated for P&M Postcard 2 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I am so delighted with the postcard! Thank you! We have a place like that in Michigan.
Myself333 rated for CPG Year of the Dog PC - US only on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: How neat! I hope you and the dogs can stay as warm as possible up there!
kasa rated for City / Town / Village with D R3 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: My first postcard from Alaska. Thank you. have never seen a buffalo herd or eaten buffalo burgers. Thanks for sharing that information with me. Happy swapping.
moosemama rated for WPS - Postcard From My Vacation #7 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: When I lived in Anchorage, I had a moose camp out in my front yard for several days. I had to use my back door to go to work. Haha
CajunLady rated for P&M any postcard swap 4 on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute Santa Clause house pc!
starrycat rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC #2 on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for swapping with me again, Sheli! I have a friend who lives in Alaska, though I think he's over in Anchorage! We have been having similar weather here in Ohio, so good to know that if I ever visit Alaska at some point, the weather will not be a surprise, ha ha.
Highlander18 rated for P&M Tourist Postcard #2 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for Dinosaur card. I have not been to Alberta - er um yet! We did have a dinosaur found in Thornton, Colorado recently and is at our Museum downtown where they are working on cleaning it up.
suepier rated for WPS - Animal Postcard #34 on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute otter postcard. I really like otters.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome wolf pc! Your weather is crazy up there, lol!! I've been ready for spring for weeks!
Comment: thank you
Stampchick rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC US on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Love the PC. Thanks!

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Feb 14, 2018:

cookies37 on Jan 31, 2018:

Hi Sheli! Thanks so much for the awesomeness!! Love the postcard you sent. Your town would be fun 24/7 all 365 days of the year. Who doesn't love Santa, candy canes and snow plus mountains. Answering children's letters would be so cool.
Take care up at the North Pole & stay warm, Judy

NaomiRisa on Jan 3, 2018:

candy cane street light and christmas tree on the ceiling are cool!

CurlyTea on Jan 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

BigBangMomma on Dec 18, 2017:

I love coming across fellow Alaskans! While I now live in rural boring Ohio, I was born and raised in Anchorage and Alaska will always be in my heart! My brother went to UAF for college, but I've only been to Fairbanks one time for an overnight. Never even seen the North Pole. :( Maybe next time.

Happy Holidays!

RooBaRoo on Dec 4, 2017:

Hey Sheli! Thank you for the unassigned card. :) & from North Pole, that too! I was hoping someone would send me some snow! :D Thank you very much :)

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!

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