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Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: September 1, 2021
Birthday: October 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I kinda go in spurts here in Swap-bot.

Postcards: 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 24 year old son. 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, Warm Up America, Operation Gratitude and 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 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 to crochet hats and scarves for my Charity projects

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Warm Up America

  • CraftHope.com

-Warm Up America

-Hat not hate



  • 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: Got it! Thanks. We've had Easter moose in our yard but not an Easter reindeer. Best wishes and... Happy Easter!
Response: Oh no! I'm so sorry! I know I sent one. I havent ever seen any messages from you. What can I do to change this rating?
JenniferJo rated for WIYM: Simple BIRD PC Swap-USA on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty parrot. Happy New Year!
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Comment: 5 Stars for winning the 'weird/ugly' postcard swap. this is definitely a very weird card!!
Response: Hahaha
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and note. Today was my daughters birthday. I can hardly believe that she is 51. Doesn't seem that long ago.
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Comment: Love the PC! Thanks for sending it. Happy 2019!
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Comment: 13 Dozen! I hope others helped you! That is a lot of cookies! Merry Christmas to you and Happy 2019!
Response: I made them all myself.
CiCiHatter rated for A Holiday Card in the US #4 on Dec 23, 2018
Comment: thank you for the pretty card!...happy baking and a very merry Christmas!!
Response: ;;o)
SeleneW rated for Brenda's Christmas Birds Card Swap on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Gorgeous Bird Christmas Card! Thank you so much. I loved looking at all the birds on this tree. I have a bird decorated Christmas tree :) Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year <3
Response: I thought it was pretty too. I almost didn't send it. Haha
millie52 rated for Brenda's Christmas Birds Card Swap on Dec 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Last Saturday I got up early to bake cookies for the neighbors and by 12:00 I was done! I put the rest of the cookie dough in the freezer. I didn’t have any help so next year I think I will bake bread instead of cookies. But it was satisfying to deliver them and see the look on their faces. Merry Christmas!
Response: Wow!
Comment: Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks for the card! Hope you get to bake lots of yummy cookies!
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Comment: Thank you and Season's Greetings!
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christy102194 rated for CAT CHRISTMAS CARD USA on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: cute! Merry Christmas!
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laterdayze rated for Walking in a Winterwonderland on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card
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ginnijay rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Postcard Swap! on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Loved the happy santa. Thanks
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Comment: Loved your pretty bird postcard. Thank you :) Happy holidays, have fun baking!! —Micaela
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kelsue62 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Dec 2018) on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Super jealous of your trips to Hong Kong. Love the pc. Thank you
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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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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