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dawnakaulen

dawnakaulen
Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: June 24, 2019
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

aspens rated for NYUP USA Only #49 on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: I hope San Diego has warmed up! I wish you a beautiful summer!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #49 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful postcard! We just had a storm blow through with just wind - no rain. And we lost power for a few minutes. But in the South, it's not unusual for it to rain every day for 10 minutes, just because of the humidity. Lol!
banjobraids rated for NYUP USA Only #49 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Squeeee, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth! Thanks for the awesome card. :):):) I have not watched Vampire Diaries yet. Will have to add it to my list. We just watched What We Do in the Shadows which was hilarious. :):):)
suepier rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #1 USA on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I love the stamps.
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Comment: Very cool card, my hubs loves FLW. These stamps are so cool, too! I need to look up some of these on ebay.
veronicallama rated for Black and White #18 on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! Hope the June gloom gives you a break soon.
bluehairedmary rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #16 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: You picked out some wonderful cards! Thanks so much!
bluehairedmary rated for Black and White #18 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Neat photo postcard! I've always like Marlene Dietrich also!
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Comment: What a gorgeous jaguar!! One of my most favorite big cats! Love the stamps you used!
Eclectonote rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #73 on Jun 16, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful Totoro postcard, and new to me. You're very thoughtful.
mamarochat rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - H on Jun 16, 2019
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Comment: I enjoyed your answers on the Hawaii pc with the beautiful sunset.
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks
CWarner rated for PH: 3 Blind Postcards - Touristy #5 on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Nifty cards, Dawna - thanks much! Your monkey envie decoration was nifty too!
Response: So glad you liked it! It was on a bag from The San Diego Zoo :)
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Comment: Thank you
christywebb rated for Cat Postcard Swap INTL #3 on Jun 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great cat postcard! Say hello to Thelma and Louise!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards.
astarael rated for I love Ad cards #1 on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
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Comment: Thank you.

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Comments

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!!!!

ContraryHousewife on Aug 17, 2015:

blackcat

ContraryHousewife on Mar 15, 2015:

maine

slamophile on Feb 14, 2014:

Thank you so much for sending me the postcards for the Travel the Alphabet with Postcards - D I hope your partner sends you as pretty ones as you sent me. Thanks again - so much. You're a wonderful angel. Happy day to you.

NatashaMay on Jan 29, 2014:

Thanks so much for playing in my AD Postcards Swap. :)

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