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Date Joined: March 27, 2010
Last Online: April 30, 2022
Birthday: November 13, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated: April 30, 2022

Migraine Triggers: Chocolate & anything highly scented like incense or perfume.

I'm not a smoker, so please try not to send things that are extremely smoky smelling.

My Name:

I know some people will think this is being "picky", but my first name (Shelia) is spelled with the i after the L instead of after the E. (It is still pronounced like Sheila) I always try to spell people's names correctly, so I would like the same in return. Don't blame me - that's how my doctor spelled it on my birth certificate! My parents didn't realize it until sometime later. LOL!

Hello! My name is Shelia and I was born in 1974. I live with my husband, Jeff (more about him farther down) and our cats Bella & Cleopatra. I love animals and nature.

My husband & I were married on Dec. 5, 2009.

I love to garden (flowers & veggies), read, watch TV, write letters to pen pals, take photographs, go to thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, and learn new things.

I love all things retro, vintage, retro housewife, & Anne Taintor

I love spooky, weird, creepy things. I really love the classic Universal monster movies.

Friday the 13th & Halloween are two of my favorite days of the year.

I love the number 13. Sometimes my birthday falls on Friday the 13th. The next one is in 2026.

I love fall colors. I also love the colors from the 50's-70's like avocado green, harvest gold, retro pink, etc. I think I was born in the wrong decade. LOL!

I will always rate swaps once they are received and I rate fairly, according to the guidelines. If I'm going to rate below a 5, I will message you first and explain why and give you a chance to fix it. I hope that you will do the same for me.


Sakura Pigma Micron Pens-Black-size 005, 01, 02

Le Plume II markers (I have the 12 marker Victorian, Primary, & Pastels sets) I need the Basic, Bright, & Garden sets.

Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps or Idea Books

Kinder Hippos (candy)

Pretty or unique stationery (I write to orphans in Tanzania as well as my penpals)

Address labels

Postcards from around the world (see Postcards I Like below)

Anything owl related (postcards, rubber/cling stamps, stickers, figurines, plush, felties, postage stamps, etc.)

Stickers (no teacher or religious, please)

Used or unused postage stamps from around the world (I've only been collecting for a little while) I'm mainly concentrating on Chinese New Year/Zodiac, Dinosaurs, Birds, Flowers/nature/ocean life, & Animals

Postcards I Love

  • Ever & Ein
  • World Travel postcards (WT) I don't have any yet.
  • Wonders of the World (WOW) I don't have any yet.
  • Icons of Countries (IOC) I don't have any yet.
  • Mailboxes
  • Owls
  • Octopus
  • Map Cards
  • Squirrels
  • Tigers
  • Wild animals from your country (single or multiview)
  • Landscape Scenes
  • Chinese Zodiac/Year of the Tiger
  • Kawaii/Cute
  • People in Traditional Clothes
  • Single View/Multi View Cards from Africa
  • Single View/Multi View Cards from Egypt
  • Turtles
  • Sheep
  • Stray Sheep

  • Wishlist

  • Favorites

Fav Books, Movies, & TV

I like books by:

Mary Higgins Clark, Robin Cook, Carol Higgins Clark, Stephen King just to name a few.

I read horror, supernatural, paranormal romance, fantasy, medical mysteries, & non-fiction on subjects such as animals, gardening, dinosaurs, ancient history, homesteading, dairy goats, & rubber stamping.

I now own a basic Nook & my husband has a basic Kindle.

Here is a list of a few of the movies I like:

  • Marx Brothers movies
  • Carry On movies
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • most Alfred Hitchcock movies
  • Boris Karloff & Vincent Price movies
  • most Jackie Chan movies
  • Bela Lugosi movies
  • The Nutty Professor w/Eddie Murphy
  • The Bad Seed (1956)
  • Harry Potter
  • Iron Man movies
  • most Disney cartoon movies
  • O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Phantom of the Opera (1925)

My favorite TV shows are:

  • Law & Order: SUV
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Chicago PD
  • Criminal Minds
  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • Are You Being Served?
  • Dr. Who
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: New Orleans

Things I Collect

I collect the following things:

  • Rooster items (my kitchen is done in a rooster/chicken theme)
  • Plush Hippos (I mainly collect gray ones, but I have seen cute purple & pink ones)
  • Owls (figurines, stickers, postcards, charms, plush, plastic canvas, etc. If it has an owl on it, chances are I'll love it.)
  • Old/Vintage pig or owl shaped piggy banks (I have a few from the 50's-70's)
  • Stamps (new/used, on or off the paper I mainly like bird, animal, dinosaurs, Postal themed, Chinese/Lunar New Year, & flower/nature ones)
  • Postcards (I love mapcards & the ones listed under Postcards I Like)
  • RUSS Troll Dolls ONLY (I like the ones that are 5 inches tall or Smaller. There are other brands of troll dolls, but I like the RUSS ones the most. My original collection got lost so I only have 2 pencil toppers now. I like them naked, but with clothes are fine too.)

RUSS Troll

  • Troll pencil toppers (1 1/4-1 1/2 inches high, not including hair) They have a symbol on their belly such as a star, heart, diamond.

Pencil Topper

My Husband

My husband never gets mail unless it is junk mail. I get lots of fun mail almost on a daily basis & it makes him sad that nothing ever comes for him.

If anyone is interested in sending him a postcard, please send me a message & I'll give you the address. Thanks!

His name is Jeffrey Carter. His birthday is Oct. 22.

He likes:

  • His t-shirt size is Medium
  • Spicy foods, hot sauces/salsa
  • Horror & Halloween
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs especially Tarzan
  • DC Comics & things related to the characters such as action figures, books, stickers, postage stamps, postcards, etc.
  • Marvel Comics & things related to the characters such as action figures, books, stickers, postcards, postage stamps, etc.
  • Dark & Milk Chocolate No nuts, please.
  • Marx Brothers & anything about them-movies, books, postcards, etc.
  • Alfred Hitchcock movies
  • Boris Karloff
  • Vincent Price
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Ramones
  • Celtic Thunder (music)
  • Classic Universal monster movies & things related to the characters such as action figures, books, stickers, postage stamps, postcards, etc.
  • Postcards-almost any kind
  • Vampires & Werewolves
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Jeff Dunham (comedian) & his characters Walter & Achmed the Dead Terrorist
  • Gift Cards to Books-A-Million & Barnes & Noble


Ashzaller rated for Empty Mailbox Cure #2 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! thanks so much <3
marclively rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on Jun 8, 2020
Carollee922 rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your well wishes oh, I appreciate them so much. I will keep your cousin in my thoughts and I wish her nothing but the very best during her fight. By the way, you have the nicest handwriting I have seen in a very long time.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Stay well & reach out if you ever want/need to.
MsBellaDonna rated for Mailbox Blues #2 on May 31, 2020
Comment: Oh a feline Bella Donna! I love it!
Comment: i want to visit arkansas some time!! that sounds incrdible relaxing, but
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the card!
pintis rated for Postcard Pick Up #3 on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcards including the nice rhino!
Comment: Thank you for the great horse racing postcard. I never understood the appeal of horse racing but I know many people like it. Hopefully all the casinos can figure out a way to reopen soon. I know people like to visit them. My boyfriend likes to play poker so he’s missing the ones we have here at the beach in Oregon.
matt319 rated for PC Mailbox Stuffer #1 on May 16, 2020
skinny52 rated for Hi VINTAGE Postcard - USA on May 15, 2020
Comment: Yes, I do like Asian architecture! You chose a lovely card for me...I went to Japan in 2017 and soaked in many tranquil scenes at temples. Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
CookieMomster78 rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on May 11, 2020
Comment: Oh, thank goodness you read my profile to see that I do enjoy zebras! We didn’t have to for this swap, but I am UBER glad that you put that extra in for me! I ❤️ this zebra postcard from the Lion Country drive-thru safari and have it to post on my fridge now as a “must do” with the kids!! We have yet to go here, or do an air boat ride! Yay! Things to look forward to whence the pandemic paranoia passes!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. Thanks so much for the heart. Let me know how the safari is when you get to go. <3
usctrojans79 rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on May 9, 2020
Ukucaitie rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on May 9, 2020
Comment: What a cute postcard! Thank you so much. I love this little kitten with the snail <3
KyraSmith rated for Empty Mailbox Cure #2 on May 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the vintage fish postcard. My accounting studies are going pretty well. I’m in my very last class! Hard to believe I’ll be done with my masters in just 8 short weeks. I was 12 when I left Alaska.
Carollee922 rated for Empty Mailbox Cure #2 on May 7, 2020
megan1230 rated for Postcard Pick Up #3 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Great postcards! Thank you so much!
usctrojans79 rated for Postcard Pick Up #3 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Where did you get the snail mail stamp? Love it!
Response: You can buy just the snail stamp here: https://www.rubberstamps.com/products/theme-pkg-43 Or the whole set here: https://www.rubberstamps.com/products/happymail_kit
MsBellaDonna rated for Random PC Swap #4 on May 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely hummingbird pc! Just today I was thinking about setting up the feeder for them. :) And good luck with your new rose bush! I love roses but have the hardest time with them. But I do great with sunflowers! Stay safe and be well!
NRGordon rated for Nature’s Wonder PC Swap on May 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your note. Doing well here. Hope you are too.

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rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

rachelcdoyle on Sep 15, 2012:

ArtyBeth3 on Aug 25, 2012:

Sheila, Thank you for being an angel and sending me the very nice owl items for the Owl swap that one of my partners decided to flake on. It was very much appreciated! ~ Beth

ColoradoKate on Jul 10, 2012:

Hi there! Thanks for your interest in Mr. ZIP Approved! I'd like to see you rated for some more recent swaps. Let me know when you're up to 10. Look forward to having you in our group! :D

Lynnie on Dec 11, 2010:

Shelia, Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card! Lynnie

onelovelygurl05 on May 12, 2010:

Hello. I wanted to thank you for joining Random Bits of Lovely. If you have any ideas about swaps themes, please post them in the group forum or comment on the main page. Hope you get some time to participate in the swaps and visit the group blog.

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