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dawnakaulen

dawnakaulen
Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: April 16, 2021
Birthday: November 23, 1973
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in the beautiful San Diego, CA area. My favorite things are my husband, my cats, postage stamp and postcard collecting. My main postcard focus is cards with cats on them, but I love to get mail and I appreciate any kind of postcard as long as it is in good condition. Tell me why you picked the card or the story behind it- I love hearing the stories. My favorite colors are purple and blue, and I love anything animal print!
I do not drink coffee or tea, and I do not wear cosmetics. I do like lip balm and lip gloss, and anything coconut or rose scented. I have a nickel allergy so I do not appreciate jewelry of any kind. I do collect the smashed pennies on a small scale as well. I enjoy stickers and cute note cards.

Favorite Music

I love just about any kind of music other than Rap or Heavy Metal. I have very eclectic tastes- I have over 18K songs on my iPod and that is everything from popular top 40 to show tunes to classic rock! I grew up listening to Country and Oldies (50's & 60's) and still do. I am a big fan of 80's popular music as well. My absolute favorites are Michael Jackson and Buddy Holly.

Favorite Books

I am a HUGE reader. I can remember being a small child sitting on the sofa next to my mother with us both reading our own book! So I am a life time reader and am never without a book (or 2, or 3...). My favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Linwood Barclay. I also enjoy Fern Michaels, Danielle Steele, etc. I do read a lot of non-fiction as well. I enjoy biographies, true crime, and nature or history and more. I will pretty much read anything, but I do not really care for much science fiction or true westerns. I also don't read much that has been translated from another language to English, the syntax if often wrong and I just don't enjoy it. I am usually have 2-3 books going at once :)

Favorite Television

My all time TV favorite is I love Lucy. She was such a genius I could watch her all day and never get bored. Other classics I like are Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, M.A.S.H., The Brady Bunch, and the list goes on! My current favorite show is A Discovery of Witches. An awesome love story with a thriller/mystery all in one. I also watch Very Scary People, The Blacklist, Big Bang Theory and Supernatural. I also watch a lot of Nat Geo Wild and Discovery, and am really interested in true medical stories like Emergency: Life in the E.R., Mystery Diagnosis, and vet shows like Dr. Pol and Alaska Vet Dr.Dee.. I do not watch any sports, westerns, or Kung-Fu/martial arts type movies or ANY current MTV programming. I HATE most reality shows they are just awful. What people will do on camera for money never ceases to amaze me.

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty. I think they skipped me when handing out creativity! I can't even really draw stick figures. That being said, I do occasionally do some sewing, and I do like to do Latch Hook sometimes. I am currently doing a small kitty cat wall hanging- we'll see how long it takes! I do not care to do any kind of needle crafts as I have shaky hands. I am interested in paper crafts like collage, envelope making, stamping etc and hope to maybe give some of those a try someday. I am open to trying new crafts.

Postcard Faves

Anything cats-Big cats, little cats, tigers or tabbies I love them all! Your local scenery or attractions Birds, butterflies, and flowers Vintage or vintage inspired Any animals- From aardvarks to zebras I love them all. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis & The Beatles.

I like ad/free cards if they relate to my interests in some way or are particularly beautiful or unusual. I do not rate down for ad/free cards if they fit my interests so feel free to send them to me even if the swap says no ad cards.

I prefer my PC's sent naked unless the swap specifies otherwise. If the swap calls for them in an envelope please send them that way- I use these for trading if outside my interest areas. Thank you!

Please do not draw on or add anything to the front of the store bought PC's you send. It kind of ruins it for me and I will just throw them away.

Otherwise anything you send is a gift and I would love to receive it. Happy swapping everyone!

Want List

I am a stamp collector. If you have recent stamps from your country please use them if you can. This is the way I usually add to my collection- the stamps I get off of my own mail. I ALWAYS need postage stamps. If you have any mint or used USA that you can spare I promise I will put it to good use! Extra envelopes Stickers Extra Postcards of any kind Washi (or any other pretty) tape Thank you! Anything sent will be appreciated, and maybe I can send something from your want list. This hobby can get expensive, but it sure is fun!

Misc

I get free greeting cards at work sometimes, and I often buy cards I find pretty or interesting at thrift stores. So you may get your PC's in a birthday or get better soon card. Ignore the sentiment if you wish or if it does not apply, and I hope you like the front of the card :)

I often cut out interesting photos from magazines, usually animals, B&W or interesting patterns- and I save cute used post its, tickets, business cards, beer coasters etc. I am not a scrapbooker or art journaler or collager but I will often weed out my stash and send some to people I trade with as bonuses If I see that you enjoy those things. If you are interested in a private trade let me know- I usually will trade for postcards or stickers. Sometimes I have a lot, sometimes I have a little you know how it goes!

T-Shirts Etc

I LOVE T- shirts. I have too many to fit in the drawer but still want more more more LOL. I wear a mens (or unisex) large. I prefer this over ladies cut, but in a ladies cut I am at least an XL. Themes I like are anything 1980's related, cats of any kind, wildlife, The Mountain (brand of tees), vintage sports and colleges, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, music and movies pop culture etc. Any color is fine I am not picky about that. I look forward to joining more t-shirt swaps:)

Registered Mail

Please do not send Registered Mail unless it is an absolute must. I work 8-5 every day and that is the same hours that the Post Office is open. Also I work in another city. I can't leave work early to go sign for PC's at the Post Office as I am sure you all understand :) So If I can't make it on the 4 hours the Post Office is open on Saturday to sign for it, then it will be sent back to you. Which is just a bummer all around. So no Registered Mail please! Thank you for your consideration on this issue.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for PH: Person/Place/Thing #4 on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: thanks for the great cards! really love that duck!
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the beautiful postcard!
SETSigningOFF rated for Bit of History PC #12 on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: I've actually visited Pompeii in 2014. It was really incredible to see a whole city essential frozen in time. I highly recommend! I hope you get to visit one day.
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Comment: Hello , Thanks a lot for the stamps. Loved them all. Surprised it reached so fast. Stay safe and stay happy.
user6937 rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #26 on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: Thanks (love the Art from Alaska); and the handmade cleaning products, lol
bluerose3 rated for CPG April 2021 Send a PC - Global on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
dvmac rated for Postcard Destash on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Hi Dawna. Thank you for a great set of cards. You choose well. Many are so bright and colorful. Diff you know that the ad card you wrapped them in is from a museum here in the Twin Cities? Thanks!
SharMarie513 rated for Vintage Tourist card on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Dawna, thank you for that great vintage postcard, I love it! I wish I could be lucky and find 100 of them too lol! Yes, antique shops and flea markets are so much fun. Thinking of going to a few in St. Augustine next weekend. ❤️
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #212 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Oh wow! Great cards -- love the b&w of the boy with the jumping frogs! And so many cool papers to play with! Thank you for an over-the-top swap!
camelsamba rated for Easy Swap - Cute Animals on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cute puppy postcard!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the whale, a favorite of mine. They are all great choices! Thanks for joining my swap! : )
howdyholly rated for Anything goes postcard swap #4 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: The PC's are beautiful! Thank you so much!
Savannah76 rated for Black/White Postcard Swap on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your vintage PC! :)
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #212 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Love the cards. Thanks so much!
Aseret25 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8G on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Oh yes, great choices! The lilacs aren't quite out here yet, and we have another month or so before the hummingbirds are back. I just love watching spring unfold!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stamps!
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Comment: Thank you for all the foreign cities postcards - I really love them! Perfect choices! Thanks for joining my swap and have a happy weekend! xoxo
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Comment: Love Big Cats. Thank you so much. Also liked the stamps.
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Comment: Hi Dawna! I apologise for the late rating! I keep thinking I've rated people and then there's nothing there so yeah, I'm sorry! Thank you so much for the postcards you chose for this swap, they're gorgeous! I hope you have a lovely day :)
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Comment: Thanks so much!

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Comments

9O96O on Dec 15, 2020:

Hi Dawna. Just letting you know that I dropped the re-send postcard for FPRU: Print Your Own Postcard - Theme: Animal in the mailbox yesterday so it's on its way. Hopefully, it will get there by the end of next week. I hope you like it. :)

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

USTravelingGirl on Sep 5, 2019:

So I totally just realized my mistake! What I thought was a bonus cat postcard is an actual notecard that opens with your note telling me what swap it was!! It's ok to laugh at me... I'm such a dingbat sometimes 🤣 thank you for the postcards!

USTravelingGirl on Sep 5, 2019:
CurlyTea on Nov 26, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Your lost postcard has been found!!! ...someone from another neighborhood just knocked on our door and said this mail was delivered to his house in error.....💖💖💖

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!

catday

ContraryHousewife on Mar 10, 2016:

Thank you for the postcard of Lincoln's Tomb.

simcoe54 on Mar 7, 2016:

Received the bonus postcard of the mountain goat that you sent me for Animal Postcards #5. He is sooooo cute! Thanks!!!!

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