Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 9:45 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: February 19, 2018
Birthday: October 24
Country: United States
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About Me

January 28, 2017. I have a new address.

I kinda go in spurts here in Swap-bot.

Postcards: I pass them on to my niece and nephew to play with, so I prefer that they not be gruesome or indecent.

My Young Living Essential Oils Sponsor ID is # 1754501.

.JUST TO LET YOU KNOW-- I RE-USE, RECYCLE AND RE-GIFT! I don't like to see anything without a loving home, so I usually share if it is something I can't use. I also reuse mailing envelopes.

I am Talyn (rhymes with Allen). I am a Stay at Home Mom with a 23 year old son, and a Shiba Inu dog named Sadie Sue. I am married and currently live in the tiny town of Hansen, Idaho, but have also lived in Walla Walla, Washington and twice in Alaska- Juneau and Anchorage- and hope to live in Alaska again someday.

I would like to raise some Heritage Breed Chickens

One of my favorite mottos...."housework won't kill you, but why take the chance?"

My kitchen is Delft Blue and White-Holland, Netherlands, 'Dutchy' stuff.

I LOVE Moose....I miss having them in my yard in Alaska. I don't miss the bears. They scare me.

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Love the Fall colors and the 'crisp' in the air. Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday and my favorite meal. I even like SNOW, but too much rain depresses me.

I love the outdoors and go camping whenever I can get away. Nothing beats sitting around a campfire with a cup of hot cocoa and watching the moon and stars. I have a 21 foot Toyota Dolphin RV that I named "The Meandering Moose"

I do volunteering and sewing for charity. I make dresses for Orphans in Bangladesh, crochet scarves and wash cloths for the Refugee Center, crochet leprosy bandages, knit hats for 'Coats for Kids' and sew baby quilts for the Women's Shelter.

I am a Christian, active in my Church, and volunteer in my Church's Community Service Center.

My Grandparents came to USA from Holland and I wish I had learned the language. Would love to visit Netherlands some day.

I do a little gardening and can my produce, grind wheat to make bread and my whole wheat pancakes. I would like to get a little greenhouse going . I compost and recycle.

I prefer spicy (cinnamon, peppermint etc.) scents over flowery scents.

I don't smoke or drink.

I read a lot.

I have nothing against 'used' items, as I enjoy shopping at Second Hand stores myself.

I am collecting Dinner Plates that are Blue and White-like Blue Willow- but am having a hard time finding them at Second Hand Stores.

I like Vintage Mason Jars and use them store everything from Beans to Buttons.

Favorite Crafts

I am not an Expert at anything, but I do a little

    • sewing
    • simple crochet,
    • locker hooking rugs
    • counted cross stitch,
    • knitting hats for charity with a loom.
    • I like to recycle jeans to make quilts and bags.
    • Make toys for The Toy Society

Things I don't need/want

  • Kawaii, spiders, skulls, pagan/wiccan, clowns, other scary/ugly things--Yes! Clowns are scary!

  • Hair accessories-my hair is very short

  • HAZELNUT Anything!!!

  • I do not scrapbook or make ATC's.

  • I don't wear jewelry.

Things I need/could use

  • Counted Cross Stitch Patterns of MOOSE and CHICKEN patterns.

  • Cotton yarn or Caron Simply Soft Yarn

  • Magnet from where you live to put on my fridge.

  • Unused Postcards

  • 7 Branch Menorah

  • Cadbury Crunchies, Dark Chocolate, Payday, Mounds, Riesen

  • Address Labels with Chickens or Moose

  • Moose or Chicken notecards

  • Wind Chime

  • Moose or Chicken Keychain

  • Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Packets

  • Moose or chicken Ornaments

  • Wind Chime

  • Zipper pulls

  • Wind Chimes

  • Yarn Bowl

My goals/dreams

  • Move back to Alaska and not live in town this time.

  • Travel from one end of Canada to the other end.

  • Boat the Yukon River.

  • Open up a Thrifty, Rustic (but cozy) Bed and Breakfast.

  • Learn to be more self-sufficient, live a simpler and more frugal life.

  • Hike the Chilkoot Trail..

  • Do a LOT of traveling in my camper that I call "The Meandering Moose". I have been in many states but there are more I want to see.

  • Hike down into the Grand Canyon--and ride a Burro back up.

  • Eat an authentic Macaron...they look so cute to me

  • Learn to make a toothbrush rug.

  • Learn to make paper.

  • Learn how to sew the Feather Stitch. My Grandmother used this on all of her quilts, and I love the look!

  • Learn to make cheese. I have already made butter and yogurt at home.

  • I have 13 chickens and would like to have some ducks and turkeys

  • Would love a floor to ceiling bookcase for all of my books-I LOVE to read.

My Favorite Magazines

  • Mother Earth News


  • Backwoods Home

  • Countryside

  • Grit

  • Backhome Magazine

  • MaryJane's Farm

Favorite Charities

  • www.adra.org

  • www.banglahope.org

  • www.leprosybandages.blogspot.

  • thetoysociety.blogspot

  • CraftHope.com



  • Think Big

  • Spend Time in the Woods

  • Eat Plenty of Greens

  • Hold your Head Up High

  • Stay on Track

  • Keep your Nose Clean

  • It's OK to be a Little Wild

    (Ilan Shamir)


Comment: Thank you for the owl PC I love it! Keep warm. It was 83 yesterday and 47 today. Typical Oklahoma weather
Response: Wow!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty red balloons.
Response: ;o)
Comment: Talyn....Thank you for both of the great PC's you sent for this swap....this girl will never complain when she gets sent sunflowers and the "tator train" is definitely not something one sees everyday!! I do love my tators, fried, scalloped, mashed, baked....ok now I've made myself hungry! ..haha Hugs, Charlene
Response: Haha
Juniebird rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet N - USA on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Nice postcard, thank you!
Response: ;o)
Comment: Thanks for the great moose card!
Response: ;o)
Traceyk rated for WPS - Postcard From My Vacation #7 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Response: ;o)
theevidenceisme rated for Easy Postcard on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Oh, I would definitely be one of those who disagrees with you about the snow, ha! I'm a warm weather girl all the way. But, I'm glad you live where it snows so that you can enjoy it.
Response: ;o)
Juniebird rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - L - USA on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: I love the picturesque church, thanks for the PC!
Response: ;o)
Juniebird rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - K - USA on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: I have not been to Route 66 either... thanks for the PC!
Response: ;o)
Comment: Thank you for such a bright and sunny card!
Response: ;o)
Macw1975 rated for STATES - Alaska pc on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Awesome moose postcard!! I've always wanted to visit Alaska.
Response: ;o)
Highlander18 rated for P&M alphabet postcard swap (A) on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you, one of my favorite cards for snow and action in the winter.
Response: ;o)
CraftyMailer rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC US on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: ;o)
PostcardAl rated for Big City Tourist Postcard - USA on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Hello Talyn -- thanks for the card from Seattle. I've only been there once, but it was a nice stay in a nice hotel on someone else's dime -- haha Best, al
Response: Haha
user3654 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #11 on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: I had to help my stepdaughter bake 35 dozen cookies for a bake sale/charity drive. I feel your pain! Happy holidays!
Response: Wow! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
Response: ;o)
Peaches12 rated for Christmas Card with a Snowman on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman card and the flower. Merry Christmas!
Response: ;o)
marinda rated for U.G.C. PC-Holiday Edition #3 on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas
Response: ;o)
NaitomeaMinx rated for Christmas Card with a Snowman on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness we have snow to spare snow! I'll share! Anywhoodle, adorable card thank you so much, and have a happy and festive holiday season (despite your lack of snow. It's still early yet and if Texas could get some the odds might still yet be in your favor.).
Response: ;o)
naturenerd3 rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you much. Merry Christmas
Response: ;o)

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OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


njstauter on Dec 17, 2016:

Thanks for the very cute bag! For 'Nuts..'

FeeBeeDee on Nov 29, 2016:

I... Just got you as a swap partner. I'm thrilled. I'm currently learning Dutch on the Duolingo app- it's free! We will be moving to the Netherlands in six months from Wisconsin. My biggest problem is figuring out what to do with all of my books.

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

widelo123 on Nov 4, 2016:

Nuts for Sewing Tote Bag Tag Talyn, thank you so much for the cute handmade tote. I am sending this one to my great-grand daughter Genevieve in Florida. It will be so handy for her to keep her American Girl doll and some clothes in it when she goes visiting. Thank you again, Shirley

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

sweetpea22 on Oct 25, 2016:

Thank you for the sticky notepads for the CPG Who likes tag! They're Cute!!!

bjmonroe on Oct 24, 2016:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

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