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lostinavalon

lostinavalon
Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

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

I am a 42 year old wife of 23 years and mother of 9, 8 still at home. I have 4 boys and 5 girls aged 22 down to 9. 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 Yeshua Messiah (aka Jesus). Yes, this means I am a CHRISTIAN by colloquial standards (there's been some confusion here) but I wanted to specify that I am a Hebrew believer in case you are too and we can connect!

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 with the theme of a little red wagon. I have a mobile bookshop in a red wagon.

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

I LOVE friendship bracelets! I've worn them since the 3rd grade and will as long as I live!

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:

red wagon (metal, kids type)

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, hibiscus, 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:

non-Biblical holiday related items, loose glitter or confetti sprinkled in the envelope, 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

pynart2 rated for Pocket Poetry on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for lovely pocket and poetry. Hope your enjoying a nice summer.
Response: I sure am! Boy am I glad that pocket poetry arrived. hahaha!
fighterangel rated for I SPY #32 on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the quick resend! The PC you sent was PERFECT for the prompt and it's gorgeous! I love it! :-D
sndrtkt rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #35 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
octobereve930 rated for I SPY #32 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: BEAUTIFUL view of Bath lucky you who had been there. thank you for the resend. 8/3
di53 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #35 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! It is an intriguing postcard.
squince rated for I SPY #35 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: What a cute birdie!
squince rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #35 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Love the card, and clever way to find Q's!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #18 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: I like the postcard you sent. You forgot to sign your name so I rated based off the send date! Lol!
NRGordon rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #18 on Jul 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun PC. We have been to a few of the places you listed, including Winslow, AZ. My wife is a big Eagles fan.
octobereve930 rated for I SPY #35 on Jul 21, 2022
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Comment: that room sure does have a lot of orange in it.. thank you very much 7/20
loverofpostcards rated for I SPY #35 on Jul 20, 2022
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myancey rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #18 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Hope u sent the book crossing pc and are from Arkansas I rcvd one today with a nw Arkansas postmark but no name. So I hope I guessed right. Have a good day
funstuff rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #35 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Sarah, what a nice postcard. You grew up in Heppner what a coincidence. I will read up on him. Hope your enjoying Arkansas.
sndrtkt rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #32 on Jul 17, 2022
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Comment: I like that you found a family crest!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #57 on Jul 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
squince rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #33 on Jul 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
squince rated for I SPY #33 on Jul 15, 2022
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Comment: Love it!
NRGordon rated for Learn Something New #3 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Sorry for the late rating. It was lost in email limbo. I enjoyed George Plimpton and miss him.
octobereve930 rated for I SPY #33 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: lovely card of Mallards... we have some cute ones that think they own my backyard sometimes. lol thank you. 7/13
explore rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #33 on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the tiger postcard!

Rating Overview

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Comments

MuggleMom on Jun 22, 2022:

Thank you for the extra vintage tourist postcard! xxMuggleMom

AnnaM on Oct 24, 2021:

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Have a wonderful day!

MarHelene on Aug 13, 2021:

Thank you for sending my traveling PC, full, back! It's been traveling for almost 2 years! Thanks!

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:

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