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lovesreward

lovesreward
Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: August 12, 2020
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
Postcrossing
365 Project

***Updated News***

*** Update 8/10/20 ***

Okay, my crazy GISH scavenger hunt is over, so time to start going through my happy snail mail so I can rate everyone - thanks for your patience on ratings. I hope you are having a great day!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to swapping with you!

Please note, I NEVER flake on my swaps, and I have been doing this fun and silly hobby on and off for 6 years now and I absolutely love it; to send and receive happy snail mail...ah, there is nothing better!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! If you like to be creatively challenged and do wild and wacky things, google GISH and find out what the fun is all about! In 2020, I have participated in two one day GISH "hunts" and I look forward to tackling the week long hunt again this summer!

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 4 cats that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas (especially ginger & Chai). ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)

Ratings

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Comment: thank you for the pcs <3 my harry potter one xxxx
Response: You are welcome - glad the H.P. card was a good choice for you. I hope all is well with you. <3
LisaRea rated for Make a Quote Note Card on Aug 9, 2020
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Response: Thanks for rating - have a nice day!
aladyde rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty cards and the nicely decorated envelope. Danke!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked the cards and envelope - I am trying to make sure I no longer send out boring/blank envelopes - may as well make the most out of happy snail mail! Take care!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #103 on Aug 7, 2020
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Comment: Hey friend! Finally trying to catch up on some ratings! I love all of these, especially the dino and the women put it in writing
Response: Hello my dear! I have to catch up too - I have a small stack of envelopes I need to read and rate, been out of touch this week with GISH and I owe you a message too, will write to you soon! Have a great day!
marclively rated for Animal Postcards USA #9 on Aug 7, 2020
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Response: Thanks for the heart - hope you are well Marc!
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: City/Town Postcards #4 on Aug 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Cherise! Enjoy GISH :)
Response: You are welcome - oh my goodness, GISH was so much fun! I completed 23 "tasks" on my own and participated in some group activities as well so it was an amazing week, just what I needed! Take care!
soyprincesa2 rated for PH: Postcard Poker #7 on Aug 7, 2020
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Comment: You seriously went above and beyond on this swap. I loved every PC you sent and want to keep them all.... which is rare that I love them that much!! The one from Mexico... and England... and the Olvera Street and Russia .... Wow!!!! Thank you so so much!!
Response: Yay, oh that is so wonderful to hear, I am glad you liked all of the cards! I try to send what my partner would like, glad I hit the nail on the head. I hope you are doing well - have a lovely day!
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Comment: I love your decorated envelope! A lot of Paris landmarks! Thank you and thanks for the great postcards!!
Response: I am glad you liked the cards and envelope. While my husband and I watched TV one night I decided to doodle... I went a bit overboard but I loved how it turned out. Take care and be well!
ayahsantos rated for Int'l Postcard to 3 Partners on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the heart and hope you are doing well!
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Comment: Thanks, Cherise. Love your camping themed envie & I especially like the Chief Joseph card. Hope you follow through with your plans to go camping, even if you just start in your own yard! There's a lot to be said for roughing it and communing with nature.
Response: Glad you liked the envelope and I love the Native American cards I picked up at Knott's Berry Farm a couple of years ago...wish I had more of them as the images are beautiful. I have not gone camping yet but my girlfriends want to take a trip at the end of this month, we shall see! Take care!
Bavarija rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #23 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked them and thanks for the heart. Take care and hope all is well with you!
Ace330660 rated for 📚 Journal GIVEAWAY! on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for commenting !
Response: You are welcome - hope all is well with you!
Allylu rated for LSRUS PC Lovers Blind PC Swap on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: I don't go out either. My husband goes to the grocery store once a week, but I haven't been since the middle of March. It's just too dangerous. I hope you stay safe & healthy.
Response: I went to the grocery store last week and spent another $200.... hopefully it will last us awhile, I really hate going out around people that don't share the same concerns I do. Take care and stay safe!
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Comment: Another great postcard swap. Thanks
Response: Yay, glad you liked the cards and thanks for the heart, I hope all is well with you!
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of animal postcards.
Response: Glad you liked the animals ... I really can't wait to get back out to stores to look for more cute cards, but luckily via swap-bot my stash is always rotating! Take care!
minniepic rated for PH: Words With 8 Letters #2 on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you:)
Response: You are welcome - thanks for the heart and I hope all is well with you!
rhinoluvr rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #24 on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Hi Cherise, What a great envelope with the mail truck drawing! I hope the postal workers in your neighborhood AND mine saw it and felt appreciated. Thank you! I also love the women postcards - each one is elegant & lovely in her own way. Take care & keep cool during the heatwaves ;)
Response: Glad you liked the cards and the envelope - I really do feel bad for our USPS - they are trying their best and I certainly hope they can get more funding, what would we do about swap-bot without the postal service?! :) Take care!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful floral PC's for me! And, the 2 extra! Plus, the honey nut cherrios bee with your note on it, cute! You mentioned staying up till 4 AM doing mail. Once upon a time, I used to be able to stay up that late. Been years! I'm lucky if I can stay awake until 10 PM anymore. Most nights I'm bed by 8 PM & up by 5 AM. How come you don't drink anymore? You allergic to it? I can't imagine not drinking milk. Esp. for the bones.Again, thank you & many thanks for joining my group swap.
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked the cards! I wish I liked milk, I know it would be good for me especially with scoliosis, but I just can't stand the smell or taste, ha! Yep, allergic to alcohol - I have a lot of strange allergies and the older I get, the more I seem to not be able to tolerate, but, it keeps me out of any mischief! Take care and have a great day!
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Comment: Thank you much for the wonderful PC's and 2 extra. I love about anything landscape with beautiful scenery & you sent just that! Love the nature drawing on your evie! I hope you have fun with your friends, doing the weird,wild & goofy things.
Response: Glad you liked the cards. I am nervous but excited about GISH starting tomorrow, Saturday (6:30 am, OMG!) ...it should be a fun week! Take care and stay cool (it's 105 degrees at 6 pm right now, yikes!).
Nuisant rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 30, 2020
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Response: Thanks for rating and the heart - hope all is groovy with you.

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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

armadillogal on Apr 12, 2020:

You might place geocaches but they might not publish them until the stay at home orders are lifted. I did get a few in the last couple weeks but mostly involves hiking. Munzee is so much easier during times like these.

armadillogal on Mar 19, 2020:

Hello from New Mexico. I haven't been geocaching as much lately but I did get a virtual in the airport.in LA. Have you checked out munzee yet? I can give you a referral...something we can do from our cars in this weird state of the country.

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 8, 2018:

manders2280 on Apr 16, 2018:

The octopus is from Animalium Postcards (Welcome To The Museum)

wolviechick121 on Mar 16, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the birthday card! Your handwriting is so beautiful! Have a happy birthday!!! <3

cookies37 on Mar 11, 2018:

Hi Cherise! Thanks so much for the Birthday R.A.K. ~ love all the postcards and your lovely note!! Your handwriting is so beautiful, love it! Happy Belated Birthday to you also. I know a little girl that turned 3 that day. I hope you and your husband went somewhere very special to celebrate your day. Again thank you so much, really brightened my day! Take care, Judy

MissPaula on Mar 8, 2018:

Thanks so much for the love-ly note and Birthday greeting and decorated envie and I Love Wyatt Earp and the other PC's! So sweet of you! = )

lou on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

Jenicat on Mar 7, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and postcards. It was very sweet of you! I hope your birthday was nice as well:)

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