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lostinavalon

lostinavalon
Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: April 16, 2021
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!! PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!! PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!! PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!

A note on ratings: I usually rate everything once a week on the weekend. This gives me time to really read or look at whatever was sent and appreciate it.

Do you love to write letters? Come join the Letter Writing Exchange at The Victorian Letter Writers Guild.

I am a 41 year old wife of 22 years and mother of 9, 8 still at home. I have 4 boys and 5 girls aged 21 down to 8. My husband and I homeschool our kids, a job that is mainly mine since he works full time as a software programmer. I am a Torah Observant follower of Jesus Messiah. I love studying History and English literature, and I enjoy reading historical fiction and most nonfiction. I also like sewing and all kinds of crafting. I love anything tea-related and pink, cottage, shabby chic styles. I love Steampunk, botanicals, and dolls. My favorite time periods are the Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras. My favorite artist is the painter, Johannes Vermeer. We do not celebrate most common Western holidays but instead observe the Biblical feasts as Torah pursuant Messianic believers. Please don't send holiday related items. We spend a lot of time at home and have a pretty relaxing life! I blog at Classical Homemaking, Belle's Library, and The Victorian Letter Writers Guild.

Seasonal note: I don't celebrate any common holidays like Halloween, Christmas, or Easter. Instead, I observe the Biblical holidays and feasts. Please only send Biblical/Jewish related holiday items. Thanks!

Currently Into:

Right now I'm really desiring POSTCARDS! I've revived my Postcrossing addiction and need more to send out!

I'd LOVE to have anything from or about Israel.

I'd LOVE a French Canadian cookbook or anything related to Quebec, French Canadian history, or northern France.

I'd LOVE to have some England themed ephemera for my VERY large England travel Smash Book.

I'd LOVE to have some Steampunk or CIRCUS themed ephemera and supplies.

My heritage is French Canadian (Quebec) and New England---would love recipes, history, ephemera, photos, anecdotes, books, anything related to these areas.

Things I Love:

Kewpie dolls

circus

strawberries

postage stamps (especially UK)

Amish anything

Jewish/Messianic anything

postcards

England

France

Israel

birds

frozen Charlotte

dolls

Quebec

New England

Victorian

stickers (no school/award related)

maps

stationery

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Oregon

Favorite Crafts

I love doing most crafts! My favorite themes are Circus, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian era art, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Kate Greenaway, vintage styles, shabby chic, cottage style, children, flowers, and places in Europe like England or Paris. I love to do paper crafts and anything "girly". I love to do altered art and would like to learn to paint roses and other flowers.

Favorite Colors

Pink and green, pink and brown, pink alone :)

Favorite Treats

Tootsie Rolls are great for sending chocolate to the hot and humid South!

Tea: mint, lemon, caramel, vanilla, berry, English Breakfast. I don't usually like green teas.

I have no food allergies. I don't drink coffee. I don't like black licorice. I don't like cherry flavored things.

Favorite Scents

Candles: cinnamon, "baked" things like apple pie, pumpkin pie, etc.; eucalyptus, fruity; most Scentsy bars

Lotions & Bath Products: lavender, rose, lemon verbena, almond, light florals

I have no allergies to scents. I do not like the scent of cherry.

Favorite Books

Paperbackswap.com Wishlist

I'm a BookCrosser...are you? Let me know! I'm currently enjoying books set in the Tudor/Victorian/Edwardian ages of England and America's Gilded Age, as well as nonfiction about these subjects. My favorite genre is Classics---anything 1940 or so and earlier. I've especially enjoyed work by Henry David Thoreau, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, Louisa May Alcott. and the Brontes. I enjoy some Christian fiction, some nonfiction, and art books. I like non-murder cozy mysteries but have a hard time finding them. I love to read about art history.

I DON'T read romance novels, sci-fi, murder mysteries, anything involving graphic violence, sex, or any sort of negativity toward children.

Things I Won't Use

**Please DON'T send:

PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!

Please don't send:

non-Biblical holiday related items

quotes school/awards stickers advertisements (sometimes these come on bookmarks or postcards :( )

I won't use stamped images. I might use home computer-printed images but only if they are good quality and relate to my profile likes.

I won't use skulls, dead stuff, zombies, angry/scary/rude humor, etc. In fact, I'll probably just throw those things away.

I won't use those kids craft foam stickers. I don't mind kid-type stickers for decorating envelopes, but not the die-cut foam ones used in kids projects.

Ratings

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Comment: This was my first ever postcard that I’ve received in the mail so it was extra special to me! Thank you so much, I love the bird and the cute little stickers!
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Comment: I like how you tried to "up" the boredom by giving me a card in my not-so-favorite category! 🤣 You're right, it is creepy and not that interesting! Thanks for sending my way!
Response: Hahaha! This is the BEST swap---the more obnoxious, the better! I'm so glad you disliked it. bahahahaha!
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty vintage card! It looks like it went through the postmarking system several times, which adds to its character. :) Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the email! I love Hazel Gaynor too - I read The Girl Who Came Home last year and loved it and last month I read The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter - so good but definitely a heartbreaking novel! I've got the Cottingly Secret and Memory of Violets both on my to-read list, and I just started When We Were Young and Brave. She's becoming one of my favorite historical novelists!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story and passing on a piece of treasured family ephemera.
baharkutuk rated for Learn About a New Topic #6 on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: thank you!
dorcii rated for Learn About a New Topic #6 on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the mail :)
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! I love learning about neat places like this.
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Comment: Please, next time inform your partner before hand when you send late. Thanks for sharing.
IntaglioDragon rated for Learn About a New Topic #6 on Apr 11, 2021
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Intrinzica rated for Learn About a New Topic #6 on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
Naeco rated for Learn About a New Topic #6 on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for sending, it was interesting to read your thoughts.
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I really need to declutter, after my move, though I should have done it before, LOL, thanks so much also for joining!
cherlita rated for Learn About a New Topic #5 on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. I have not been in any weather museum, but I've seen weather simulation in Science museum in Singapore :D That's cool.
NRGordon rated for Learn About a New Topic #5 on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I have been in the hospital again and it is hard to read the emails on my phone. A 'Museum District'... I'm all over that!
annim rated for Learn About a New Topic #5 on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Radar the weather dog sounds like a cute staff member to meet with.
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Comment: You read so many books! I love reading your answers too! Apologies for the late rating!!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #47 on Mar 31, 2021
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Comments

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

washingtonmaverick on Jan 7, 2019:

Thank You for mailng back my post card that I sent in STMB #13. I am moving in the next 8 months or so and wanted to use these up!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

AnneliesV on Dec 15, 2018:

Thank you Sarah, for returning my stampbag.

DaiziDruke on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending my Traveling Postcard home! It was the first I have had returned...such a sweet surprise to find it in my mailbox! ❤️💐

Doodlefingers101 on Oct 8, 2018:

Thank you so much I loved the cabbage patch kids cards that brought back good memories 😊

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

bstrong on May 25, 2018:

Received my stamp bag today, thank you for sending it home.

ifzaaras on Jan 19, 2018:

Thank you for leaving the lovely comment on my page, I’m new to this but excited to start! :D

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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