Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 2:41 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: October 18, 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 Motorhome 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 hats and scarves for the our local Cancer Center 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
    • 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 Chimes

  • 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 17 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

  • Operation Gratitude

  • 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: Thanks Talyn for for Moose postcard. Enjoy your week. AnnaL.
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armadillogal rated for P&M Multi View Postcard Swap on May 11, 2018
Comment: Cool horses-thx!
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Macw1975 rated for P&M Multi View Postcard Swap on May 11, 2018
Comment: Great postcard. Thank you!
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Jan554 rated for Granny Square Dishcloth #5 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty dish cloths! I love the colors....so bright and cheery!
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Whippet rated for P&M Monthly Postcard Swap (May) on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Scott Joplin postcard. I love his music. Happy Spring!
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reader44ever rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet Y - USA on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this great Yellowstone postcard, Talyn! I too have been there, but only once, many years ago (when I was a child). :-) Thank you so much for sharing! :-) <3
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marclively rated for STATES: Idaho PC on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Talyn, thanks for the snail mail! Marc
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squince rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - W - USA on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the peaceful pc!
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Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous flowery postcard! We have no flowers yet, but I have a bud on one of my pansies already! Alaska does get in your blood! You just gotta get back here! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I keep hoping for Alaska!
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for P&M Happy Postcard swap on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Love the card, want to go to the Islands so bad! and awwww on the baby chicks, so cute!🐣🐤🐥
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myancey rated for P&M Happy Postcard swap on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: thanks talyn for an awesome card. baby chicks sound fun! thanks so much for the whale and the happy moment you shared. have a good day!
Response: My 4 chicks came yesterday and they are so cute!
squince rated for P&M Postcard Scavenger Hunt 12 on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks!!! I'm going to put the cute cat card above my desk at work!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful waterfall post card from a place so very far away!
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Comment: Thanks for the pc...LOL...
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Comment: ☘️ Thanks! ☘️
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Comment: How funny! I love that PC!
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
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Comment: Love the cards!!! Thank you!!!
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Comment: Thank you!
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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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