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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: October 22, 2019
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

August 2019: Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 17yo daughter.

Home at the moment (but likely not much longer -- because it's been a year already and that's usually about my limit AND as I get older, it turns out that being able to see the ocean from my front porch is a requirement) is a huge 100+year old yellow house in a tiny little town in Virginia. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. This summer (2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We've been home about a week and, no kidding, last night we started talking about our next adventure!

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! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  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, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

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.

Recycling

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!

Email

** 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!

Cats

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 -- cost of postage and all -- but they love to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase their chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

Ratings

dawnakaulen rated for PH: Spell SCARECROW With Pcs #2 on Oct 21, 2019
5
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Comment: All great choices (love the cowboy) Thank you!
5
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Comment: Yowza Batgirl!! I adore this PC with all the witches sipping their tea or brew or whatever from China cups and saucers. It speaks to me In whoops and shrieks of laughter. Love it, love it, love it!!!!
Response: Love it!
MelbourneGirl rated for AN: Black & White Fun (global) on Oct 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the black and white fun - so much cuteness! :) :) Have a great day! Take care <3
Response: very welcome -- glad it was fun mail!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun PCs and Kawaii stationery. I love the llama one!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you for stamps and tea bag.
Response: Very welcome!
goinjenny rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #179 on Oct 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Welcome!
isabellasnow rated for PH: Postcards + an Item on Oct 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thanks so much for the great selection of cards and those sweet kitty stickers!
Response: Always welcome!
5
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Comment: What a lovely packet of seahorses for me! Thank you so much. The mini seahorse stickers are my favorite.
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
Lorabora rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #17 on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: Hello Sheri, all these cards are amazing! ❤ The peace signs, vw van, flower buttons omg ❤❤They are all going in my collection. You made my day thank you 😊😃
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
5
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Comment: I love all the post cards you sent me. Thank you very much. I really appreciate them Sheri. ❤❤❤
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet Halloween package! :)
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail AGAIN! I love the vintage postcards! Thanks!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
debbiespoms rated for AN: Teach Me #11 (US) on Oct 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you ! Loved your fun fact!
Response: very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks for everything you sent! I like the retro-inspired Halloween tag and the cross-stitch pattern very much! See you in the mail!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
bearnbabs rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #5 USA on Oct 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Love the blue pc Castle.A very famous one in Germany my sister in law had visited Thanks for sharing. bearnbabs
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
YooperHill rated for CPG Make Me Laugh PC - US only on Oct 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Love it! Thank you.
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the beautiful Washi samples! Even though it was a blind swap the selection fit me perfectly
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you! ♥️
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
Kokoxo rated for WIYM: Notecards Swap #6 USA on Oct 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Sherri! ~ Love the note-cards :) Happy swapping! xoxo 🌸
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

warheart on Oct 21, 2019:

Thank you for the stamps from the CPG Pick 2!!

CariahCreates on Oct 18, 2019:

Thank you for the cards from my AWG October WL!

hollycm6 on Oct 14, 2019:

Oops adding... for AWG!!

hollycm6 on Oct 14, 2019:

Thank you for the book themed envelope... bookmarks, bookplates, and postcard. (The postcard is my favorite!)

I love them!

bluehairedmary on Oct 11, 2019:

Thank you for the tiny stickers for my AWG October wishlist! These will be perfect for all the postcard swaps I do! Thanks!

yvonne401 on Oct 10, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG October wish of birthday cards, anniversary card and tea!

Blessings,

Yvonne

24Donna on Oct 9, 2019:

I’m so glad you got the envies! Better late than never! Postal service definitely a mystery! So bizarre that they took so long! Just happy you received! Enjoy!

user6937 on Oct 7, 2019:

Animal and Nature Postcards > [Sticky] Sept 2019: Animal RAK - thank you for the envelope of Animal themed paper items! Love the Snail Mail 4U decal you put on the envelope, too!

LadyJo on Oct 5, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG wishes of touristy postcards! Love them!

myancey on Oct 4, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful postcards sent from a & n and the beautiful envy u sent it in. Thanks!!!!

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