Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2019 9:36 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: April 21, 2019
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

WOW! We like things a little wild and chaotic, but it has been a little too much lately! In the last 3 years we've lived in 4 countries on 3 continents -- not to mention all of the other travel we've done. As of May 2018, we've landed in the perfect little hippie-dippie house in Virginia and will probably stay awhile. In the past, we lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

"We" = me + my 16yo daughter who is the coolest (and most patient!) kid around. I simply adore her and consider myself to be the luckiest mom on the planet in that she shares my gypsy feet and is always up for the next adventure! She is a protector of all living things and her compassion stuns me on a regular basis.

My teenage daughter and I travel ALOT. She has a bucket list of places to check off before she goes to college. She's 16 and on her third passport! So far, shes managed to check off 24 countries.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (fabric & leather, but not plastic)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. the ocean -- and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .


  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke,
  8. coffee,
  9. cold weather,
  10. make-up,
  11. high heels,
  12. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  13. Hello Kitty and that sort of thing



Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather came they blank/unused in an envie but naked is fine too. I don't really care what kind of card, but my most favorite are ones with children on them. I also really like interesting images, watercolors, birds, books, maps, animals, clocks....

Not a fan of tourist cards.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.


I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!


** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!


It is possible that my cats, Oddly and Adler, will want to send you something as well. They have been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that, but they love to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase their changes of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.


Comment: Thank you for the Flower, cat and famous artwork cards and the extra note card.
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!
widelo123 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #14 on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Sheri, thank you so much for the lighthouse postcards and also the Russian Chapel one. The little bag of sparkles was a pleasant surprise. Thank you, Shirley
Response: Very welcome -- happy mail is always fun to send!
vlhafer54 rated for AN: With or Without (US) on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you - panda's are so cute - my teddy bear when I was a child was a panda - I loved him so much, he went bald!
Response: Very welcome - glad it was happy mail!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Welcome!
Comment: Love all the postcards and you picked my favorite color of rose 🌸
Response: So glad it was happy mail!
Comment: Thank You
Response: Very welcome!
notme78 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #168 on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, and the notecard.
Response: Very welcome!
mcwg rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #9 on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks. I really like these cards
Response: Very welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and extra stamps.
Response: Very wlecome!
Comment: Thanks for the great cards.
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard selection and the sweet Easter bunny extra! I really enjoyed the Jane Addams postage stamp card, as I grew up in the Chicago area where she started the Hull House charity.
Response: Very welcome -- glad there was one that resonated with you!
Comment: Thanks for your colourful envie + paper assortments. I hope that you managed to finish your taxes right in time. :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Nope, missed the deadline and had to get an extension!
LadyJo rated for AN: Spring in an Envie (global) on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: I loved this awesome swap you sent to me! The stickers are fabulous for me! I love the tulip postcard too a spring favorite for me! Thank you for the washi, bird sticker, and great Birthday cards that I can always use! I hope you do every season like this!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! And, yes, I'll try to do this one every season!
EmilyT rated for WIYM: spell LION or LAMB with pcs on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for 'lamb!' the lobsters are the best!! I love the note card, too. Thanks!
Response: Very glad you enjoyed them!
widelo123 rated for PH: A-Z Word Hunt #6 on Apr 11, 2019
Comment: Sheri, thank you for the great postcards. I love the way you tied them together. Shirley
Response: Very welcome - enjoy!
Comment: Thanks Sheri! Love your envelope and all my animal goodies!!!!! Thanks for hosting!! : )
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
Sandy1969 rated for Quick Swap - Variety of Choices on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you Sheri, today your post waiting for me. I am happy to receive postage stamps, stickers, lovely washi tapes, coin and pc.
Response: I'm so glad it made its way to you! Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Color - Shape - Number #2 on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Great swap! Hadn't heard of insta-ham and what a classy postcard! Kind of you to make the circle Cinderella's clock for me! Love it. Thanks for the darling Moomin stickers, too!
Response: Very glad you enjoyed them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of cards, I love them! Also thanks for extra one!!
Response: Very welcome -- enjoy!

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tcornell on Apr 13, 2019:

Thank you very much for the blank birthday cards that you sent for the AWG April wish list! I love them :)

MsRose on Apr 12, 2019:

Happy belated Birthday ..! So many birthdays this month ! 🌎😇💜

tcornell on Apr 12, 2019:

Thanks so much for the fun envie of letter sets and notecards for the CPG Pick 2 - US Only!

MSturgill87 on Apr 12, 2019:

Thank you for the great birthday cards for my AWG wish. And I even have a few nurses in the family for the one card!

yvonne401 on Apr 11, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG April wish of notecards!



shinyserra on Apr 11, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Penpal Supplies - Pick 2 ! I love the lettersets and cards.

susieq11 on Apr 8, 2019:


CurlyTea on Apr 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Whippet on Apr 7, 2019:

Thank you for the huge Animal Envelope RAK you sent to me. You are so kind. Hope you have a Happy Spring & good April! - Kathy

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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