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Mountainbythesea

Mountainbythesea
Date Joined: April 8, 2016
Last Online: January 14, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

Hello!

My name is Leigh and I live in the mountains of Utah and absolutely love it here! I enjoy spending time outdoors exploring the different trails in the mountains. I’m not much of a winter sports person- I went skiing once and almost took out a ski lift so I don’t participate in those. I love hiking though and try to go on a hike at least once a week!

Favorite Books

Literature is one of my favorite things on the planet. I know that I’m getting depressed when I don’t read, and I read so much that I’m a pretty fast reader now.

My favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice. I love Jane Austen, and also love classic literature in general. I also enjoy the novels of Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, L.M. Montgomery, and many others from the Victorian era.

I also love Harry Potter and other fantasy novels. I am a proud Gryffindor and I can talk about HP for hours on end. I’m still up in the air about Fantastic Beasts, the American Wizarding World’s history is inaccurate compared to actual American history, and I feel like Ilvermorny has some continuity errors. I was sorted into the Horned Serpent Ilvermorny house though.

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I am a sucker for time travel stories and historical fiction, and I do enjoy chick-lit as my dirty little secret. Right now I am also slightly obsessed with the Outlander series again. I really enjoy these books and have for many years, and the show isn't bad either if I say so myself! I’ve also recently finished “Anne With an E” on Netflix and I thought it was an interesting take on a classic story. I don’t think it’s the best adaptation I’ve seen but it has been enjoyable watching it.

Favorite Crafts

I love to scrapbook! It helps me to relax and keep all of my memories together in one place. I'm not the best at it but I love it! My husband bought me a Cricut last Christmas and I have been excited to incorporate it into my scrapbooking.

I am also a fan of mail art and using washi tape. I'm working on building my washi tape collection right now and I have more basic colors and patterns which are easier to find in my area.

Fun Facts

I love to sing and play the piano, and explore new sheet music. I find music to be very relaxing and playing my piano helps me to de-stress.

I love Disney movies and have seen just about every one ever made. Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and Eeyore are my favorite Disney characters. I loved the new live action Beauty and the Beast, and I hope that the upcoming live action movies are equally good.

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I think postcards are a fun way to see the world that I might not otherwise be able to see. I really enjoy scenery and art postcards, and don’t mind touristy ones. Touristy cards are most of what I have as they are more available where I live but I try to get non-touristy cards for the people who enjoy those.

I used to have a collection of foreign paper money and coins but it was stolen by a former roommate. I’m really sad that it’s gone and I would love if you could send me some currency from your country if that’s possible. I’m definitely willing to swap for currency if anyone is interested!

I collect tea cups and saucers, and love to try different teas from around the world! I prefer herbal or fruit flavored teas (because of dietary restrictions) and I am always looking to try new flavors!

Religious Items

I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I respect other people’s beliefs and opinions, and think that diversity is what makes this world so beautiful. I am open to items from your religious tradition or belief system, and will always be respectful of what you send me. I do love to learn about other belief systems than my own, and while I do feel passionately about my faith, I do not believe in pushing my beliefs or opinions on anyone. I will ALWAYS respect your beliefs and opinions and ask the same respect about mine.

When it comes to holidays I try within my home to celebrate as many as I can with gusto. Tell me about your holiday traditions, what you celebrate and how, because I try to celebrate one new holiday each year that might be unfamiliar to me. I love learning about the reasons that the holiday is celebrated and feel free to share what you personally celebrate with me!

For Christmas I appreciate both secular and religious items. I love to decorate and always appreciate ornaments for my tree. I love exchanging Christmas cards and try to have both secular and religious ones to accommodate people’s various wishes.

Food Likes

I am always interested in participating in a food swap! I love to try different foods from around the world and am happy to do a private swap for food/snack items.

Some things that I have tried in the past that I love and cannot get where I live are: Flakies (Canada), Hagleslag (The Netherlands) If you have access to these items and would like to trade I will love you forever! I’m also open to trying pretty much anything food-wise and if there are any American foods you’d like to swap for please let me know!

About the MR

I am married to the love of my life and would feel bad if he was left out of the excitement of swapping. Some swaps I may request to have the items sent to/for him instead of me. His name is James and here are some of his likes:

Video games Superman Spicy food/snacks Professional Wrestling Technology Cool T-Shirts (Size Men’s XXL) Role playing games European style board games Country Music The color blue Dark Chocolate

Ratings

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Comment: What an awesome postcard. :) Thank you for sharing it with me! Happy Swapping!
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user3654 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I've also been to Savannah (which I loved) and also been to Paula Deen's place, and I agree with you completely. Totally not worth the lines and the food was only "meh."
Vickyen rated for P&M Big City Tourist Postcard #2 on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Hi Leigh! I have not been to Salt Lake City but have heard lots of great stuff about it! The pizza place you guys go to sounds amazing! I love gyros and as a pizza - sign me up! LOL! Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Happy Postcrossing, thanks for the great card!! I love the wrong picture theory, I totally agree
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Comment: Hi :) it was great to "meet" you :) thank touchy for joining in.
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Comment: Thank you for the Maine card! I grew up in MA so it was nice to see a little sliver of New England in my mailbox! My in laws also live in FL, the Orlando area. I actually just came back from taking a cruise out of Tampa. I think it would be great if we could meet up! Do keep me in the loop the next time you find yourself in the Sunshine State.
CiaraCreations rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 9 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the extra little postcard! Wishing you all the best this year!
Cleo101 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! And the recomendation! I'll have to check them out if I ever go to Utah!
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Comment: Very interesting Native American pottery. Thanks for sharing and I hope you get a chance to visit the Pueblo people sites soon!
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Great card!
Onyx rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and I hope you have a great trip with your family.
japn rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you love the card
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Comment: I love hiking! Just did a 25 mi hike with about 50 teenage girls last week around Austin, Texas. It was so fun! Zion is on my list - thanks for a great PC!!
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Comment: That Orange World is so cool!! Thank you!
neecie rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 7, 2018
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Comment: yummmm! thanks for the bountiful buffet scene ... they're my go-to type of restaurants! today, circumstances led me & husband to a classic traditional restaurant: it cost more, but had a comfy atmosphere & there were leftovers to take home =) ... if only more restaurants had (free) postcards, huh? have a wonderful winter in the mountains!!!
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Comment: Hello Leigh -- thanks for the card from Riverwalk. I love long walking paths in cities, and Riverwalk/San Antonio has been on my short-list for a while. One day! Best, al
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I agree, Grimms fairy tales are the best!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely loon card!
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Comment: Thank you ❣️ Pretty PC and sweet story.

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Comments

KSENiA on Dec 25, 2017:

Thank you for sending my cactus back :D

KSENiA on Dec 2, 2017:

Thank you for sending back my postcards. I got both of them on the same day. I wish I could see snow. The last time I've seen it was some 3 or 4 years ago in Austria. Here we are having "nice" winter weather - it's something like 24C right now... I love Berlin. It is my second favorite city after Paris. Actually I'm going there in one month with my friend. Thank for the nice stamps as well.

LoveThis on Nov 12, 2017:

thankyou very much, i received my cool card back :)

simcoe54 on Nov 8, 2017:

Weekend Postcard Project RAK - Thanks for the great postcards. They are perfect for my collection.

mandigutterrose on Oct 28, 2017:

Greetings for the Festive Mermaid Profile Deco!

LaMuerte

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Thanks for joining!

A123987 on Oct 18, 2017:

I just got my postcard back, Thank you :-D - I've not seen Yuri on Ice, I'll check it out soon. (Send my postcard back - Week 3)

jaimierandolph on Oct 3, 2017:

Profile Check for: Washi tape swap #1 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy the swap and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping!!!!!!!

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