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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: December 10, 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

MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #84 on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Great cards, Sheri. I too really like that red book-related one; so much going on! The Stars & Swipes cards make me chuckle too & of course I always love Inge Lรถรถk's old aunties. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked the one I picked!
weatherwax rated for MAIL ART - Animals on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for a cool Mail Art envelope!! I looove the owl you have chosen! Have lovely Holidays and a fabulous 2020 :)
Response: VEry welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
Kalalinga rated for UHM: 1+1+1 Postcard Swap on Dec 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for these great postcards and the the nice stickers. Fun swap!๐Ÿ’–
Response: Most welcome!
simcoe54 rated for AN: Air, Land & Sea PC #6 (global) on Dec 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the animal postcards and extra stickers.
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Great postcards and stamps. Thanks
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
5
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Comment: congrats on your daughter and thanks for these cool christmas tree stickers
Response: Very welcome and thank you!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card. Love the purple tree stickers
Response: VEry welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun Christmas mail!!!!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Can I say Fantabulous? Super great cards thank you very much!!! Where did you find the Garden of the Gods card - that is so unique and thank you for the cute stickers, too.
Response: So glad you enjoyed them!
debbiespoms rated for AN: Christmas Tree PC #2 (USA) on Dec 7, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for a beautiful Christmas tree PC! Love it! Congrats to your daughter, on getting into college of her choice! Esp. on on a full ride scholarship! Nice!
Response: Thanks very much -- very happy/excited/relieved around here!
5
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Comment: Th๐ŸŒฒnk yโ„uโฃ
Response: very welcome!
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Comment: I love the postcard. As my boys are grown, I can totally understand what you mean about missing the craziness. I also agree I do not miss staying up all night putting things together! Happy Holidays!
Response: Yes, funny how things change when the kids grow up!
debbiespoms rated for AN: Flower Power #2 Intl on Dec 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of flower goodies! Love all!
Response: Glad it was happy mail!
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Comment: Thank you, Sheri! Love the extra!!!
Response: Very welcome!
dvmac rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7A on Dec 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Sheri.Sorry for the late rating. I thought I had rated this already. Thanks for the "not usual" postcards.
Response: Very welcome -- I don't remember "not usual" but am glad you liked them!
5
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Comment: What an adorable card! It is so so cute! Great choices of pc's! Thank you!
Response: VEry welcome!
LadyJo rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #10 on Dec 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Great selection to add to my collection! Thank you for the washi as well!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #182 on Dec 5, 2019
5
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Comment: Iโ€™m so lucky you sent to me!!!! I looove all the dogs and the holiday postcards! Thank you for the stickers and the article on those cute pets. You definitely made me happy this afternoon, thank you!! (Fox envelope was nice too!!!)
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the A-mazing A items.
Response: Very welcome!
knitterofhats rated for Send 3 From the List! #14 on Dec 4, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice goodies in the pretty envie!
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2122 143 150
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1947 2416 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 1689 251 0
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Comments

Tigerlilyknotwise on Dec 7, 2019:

pushy

Thank you for the super sparkly Christmas card and the pretty envelope seals! Happy to have you as part of AWG :)

bluehairedmary on Dec 6, 2019:

Thanks so much for the cute Christmas card and Christmas stickers! My daughter grabbed a few for herself! I'm really looking forward to 2020 too! ~ AWG December

Zefaniya on Dec 2, 2019:

Thank you for the '2PC in Envie tag' & two lettersets :D

Zefaniya on Nov 29, 2019:

Your 2pcs in a envelope tag is going out tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Š

simcoe54 on Nov 22, 2019:

CPG: Who likes.....tag? Global players! -- Thanks for the foreign coins and the extra banknote. Great for my collection.

CariahCreates on Nov 20, 2019:

Thank you for the notecards from my AWG wishlist

hollycm6 on Nov 15, 2019:

Thank you for the November AWG wish... the envelope was awesome, and I had just let my sister use my last postcard with books on it, and was secretly lamenting its loss (silly, I know!) and was so excited when I opened this!

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the "CIDER" PCs for Oct's WTA via PTG :) They are great!

bluerose3 on Nov 13, 2019:

Thank you for the cards from the COG-Happy Mail Tag-Global :)

bluehairedmary on Nov 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the handmade envies for my AWG November wishlist! Yay for happy mail!

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