Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 10:29 am


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: May 3, 2018
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

4/17/2018 Update Hey guys! haven't had time to set up swaps - much less join any here for a bit - we are pulling out of the last antique store we are in. Plus business at our little shop and online has really picked up - so all our spare time right now is spent making room for the inventory we will be bringing home and mailing out items that have sold in our online shop. Will be getting back into the swing of swapping and hosting when time allows :) Oh plus we are getting into tour 24 hours of daylight months woohoo!!! finally!! :)

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: It's incredible to me that you can call that a warm temperature haha. I also enjoy the few snowy days we get over here though! (R: 14-3-2018)
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful postcard! Love the layer of snow on the picnic table ... love the idea of a picnic table in the snow!!! :) :) <3
Ruthless rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - MARCH on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Great postcard! I love trains! This postcard brought a smile to my heart. Thanks so much!
skinny52 rated for I Spy With My Little Eye...PC US #2 on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Great postcard! Great swap idea...I missed #1 but I'm hoping I notice the next one you do! My neighbor has a snow rake and every time it snows she does all around her house...me, I'm more the type to just cross my fingers and hope I don't have a problem! Of course I think that you probably get much more snow than we do here so good on your husband for shoveling the roof. Thanks for the swap!
kssunlover1947 rated for Doodle me a Flower! PC INT on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card. I like your flower doodles. I saw my first daffodils on my way back from the store the other day. A reminder that spring is here.
Jafferty rated for Doodle me a Flower! PC US on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the PC! I love the flowers!
Comment: Sheli, the postcard is fantastic. I can't imagine 60 below zero and I am from the Northeast originally. They have had some very cold weather this year but nothing to compare with 60 below. We are experiencing very cold rainy weather here in Eastern North Carolina. We usuallly are in the 70's now but the weather has been staying in the high 40's. Yuk!! Really can not wait for spring this year. Thank you for the postcard. Shirley
squince rated for P&M Monthly postcard swap (March) on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
GoCindy rated for How's The Weather Today? PC US March on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks! it was nice to get a card and postmark from Alaska!
suepier rated for NAPS - March Hello :) INT on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Juneau.
emilynhr rated for WPS - Multiview Postcard #5 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC!
Vickyen rated for NAPS - Sweet! This isn't a bill PC on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Hi again Sheli! Hope the storm did not mess the roads up too much! We had 8 inches of rain last weekend, so there were a few roads floated but thankfully we sit high and dry! A blessing to be sure! Thanks for the great pc and share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Sheli! Love the pc and I can see people being goofy with their cameras thinking they will not get attacked - you cannot fix stupid, so... Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
MarHelene rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Feb 2018 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Do not envy you for the cold!
masnawawi80 rated for Private - Just us PC Swap on Feb 21, 2018
Stargazer008 rated for NAPS - February Hello on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Yeah I definitly like the travel dress code. Well looking outside the window I would prefer to wear my polar jacket, scarf...By the way believe it or not today I received two postcards about caverns. And now enjoy the evening
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

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myancey on Apr 24, 2018:

thinking bout u and missing you here

myancey on Mar 5, 2018:

Got your just cause pc today showing glacier bay national park. How pretty! Thanks bunches. Have a good day.

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. :)

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