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Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: March 27, 2017
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me


Hi, My name is Sheli - I've lived in Alaska most all my life. My husband and I own and work in our little store called Alaska Transfers & Design in Fairbanks and live in the next town over named North Pole - and yes there is a Santa Claus house! Even reindeer! Some of the town is decorated year round and we have candy cane street lights.

north pole

At our house, we leave the Christmas tree up year round....we have it on the ceiling so the cats don't try to climb it when we aren't home.....We add and move around the ornaments through out the year so it's always changing :)

ceiling tree

Looks really cool lit up !


The tree skirt is made from a couple doilies I crocheted and the star is a Death Star Ornament or toy the daughter came up with - we use it to light up the living room during our dark winter months :)


Besides our little store which we make custom tshirts, mugs, coffee cups and such Plus antiques, novelties and Alaska souvenirs, we have an online webpage called Way Up In Alaska (link is at top of profile) and a HUGE eBay store with over 7,000 items - and we are in 2 of our local antique stores.


We send and receive all of our mail from our store in Fairbanks since it's more secure than our roadside mailbox out in North Pole.

We enjoy spending the summers traveling in state as well as traveling through Canada on our way to visit the lower 48 to go antiquing and just seeing the sights.

I have a nice size collection of vintage crafting magazines as well as vintage cookbooks

Have one daughter who is starting to get out on her own (boy that time went quick!) she lives at home and has a fun job merchandising Alaska souvenirs in a few local businesses


For pets we have 3 very spoiled cats who enjoy watching the many cool animals that visit our backyard - We have a couple squirrels that visit daily along with ducks in the summer and a few Pine Grosbeaks fly in to scavenge for food and every now and then we see signs that a moose or bear have been through the back yard. Late at night we get owls that like to hunt the little critters (voles which are like tailless mice) and the bigger critters, the bunnies...poor bunnies! But the owls have to eat too - so it's either the owls or the lynx that visit that will get those poor bunnies. We also get red foxes and bats back there too. We left the back yard wild so the critters can be enjoyed and not forced out. We are lucky that the area area we live it's all left wild by the other home-owners and hopefully will stay that way, we enjoy the wildlife viewing.

cat tree

Favorite Books

Vintage cookbooks - have a few hundred in my library so far

crafting books - I have been collecting workbasket magazines. The older coats & clark ones are another line I collect and general crafting magazines too. The ads in the older books are great!

For book reading, I've been reading the miss peregrine's home for peculiar children - Love it!! Can't wait to watch the movie!

Favorite Movies

Don't really have a favorite genre, hard to pick a favorite movie, but Elf is always funny! :) So is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story ( I do really love Christmas movie maybe it's because I live in North Pole Alaska ahaha!! ) Love a good mystery, documentary, or action filled movie - and old movies are great to watch too :) Horror is my good ol' standby when I can't find a movie I want to watch

Favorite Television

Have a few shows on TV I like to watch - Walking Dead, Supernatural - those we don't watch until they come out on DVD though. But have been enjoying Goldbergs, The Real O'neals, Teachers, Superstore, Those who can't, Mysteries at the Museum, Ancient Aliens, Born This way, Love at First Sight, Dr. Dee (she's here in Alaska! :) ) . And whatever else I can have playing in the background while I craft or read through cookbooks and crafting magazines :) One of our recent new likes is This Is Us. such a great show! and I usually don't like dramas

Favorite Crafts


Crochet is my favorite! but love general crafting. I also make earrings to sell in our store - but crochet is always my go to craft since it's easy to take along on road trips.

Looks like this winter going to be breaking out the sewing machine and get to teaching my daughter the fun of sewing! so might get back into making cloth dolls :) fingers crossed the cats don't make it too much of a hassle :)

Swap preferences

I have no real preferences when it comes to swapping - but some info about me to help you make a choice - if those other categories didn't help out here is a bit more :)

I am not religious in the slightest

I love animals (cats especially)

Love vintage cookbooks, ads, recipes

enjoy old photos - i buy them randomly - no real theme to them, quirky or creepy ones are my fav though

Holidays especially Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite

favorite scent - baking cookies, cinnamon, citrus

We travel out of Alaska often in our RV so love RV themed goodies since we spend 70 days a summer living in it.

am a coffee and tea drinker - and am not choosey on flavors, always fun to try something new :)

I do use a Keurig (use the pods and load my own) and loose ground coffee as well - have no preference on what types of drinks I receive :)


pernie123 rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT March on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: I love the interesting card. I would love to visit Alaska. Thank you.
Tinker60 rated for SBPC: Wildlife on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: I love the PC of the moose calves - they are so darn cute. My son lives in Maine and they have moose up there but I've never seen a young one - it must be so interesting to see the babies and how they grow. I have deer that visit my back wooded area and it's also such fun to see the newbies. . . I also have a lake at the end of my street so we get the new little ducks too. Thanks again for the great PC and hope you have a great weekend ~~
dawnakaulen rated for SBPC: Animal (3 Partners) on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Wow wolves thru the doggy door??? Thank you
squince rated for SBPC: Animal (3 Partners) on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks
goinjenny rated for SBPC: Wildlife on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you
TwinMom rated for SBPC: Animal (3 Partners) on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I am crazy over the wolf postcard. I really enjoyed reading about you see a wolf. Thank you for sharing! :)
metammi123 rated for EASY POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: thank you
vontakk rated for Where You Live (PC) - Feb 2017 on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Ahhhh! I loved the postcard! -30, I would die. I am a Texas girl through and through. My bones can't handle that kind of snow and cold!
pbcquiltlover rated for B is for ??? PC Swap on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: <3
kdj42160 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Sheli! You crack me up! Here I am in Texas and today's weather is high of 84 degrees. This morning it was 70 at 7am. I was freezing and your PC says there was 18 degrees, Clear and warm! Ha!! THanks for the PC! I especially like the Puffin!
myancey rated for LEFT HANDERS PC SWAP on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: I never thought of sewing machines as backwards. When I worked in fast food I had so much trouble with the fry scoop. I have always had trouble with scissors and golf clubs. Love the mosquito card u chose. Micah has learned who Sheli is and gets excited when he reads it and realizes where it came from. Super excited. Bout his sheli care package. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊😊
astrodogg rated for End Feb. Postcard ~USA~ on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! :D
Comment: Sheli thank you for the Deadliest Catch postcard. Love to watch that tv series even though they do such dangerous work. I love to eat those king crab legs with lots of butter. Just love your town with the candy cane street lights. So neat. Shirley
Response: Glad you like it! That is one of my favorite seafood! You know something, we even keep our tree up year round.its on our ceiling so the cats don't destroy it haha! I should find a pic of it and put it on my profile tomorrow
jezb750 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #8 on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Such a nice card from you. Thanks for sending!
Soph rated for Postcard roulette swap intl #2 on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: What a most lovely vintage Christmas scenery! Thanks a lot for your postcard.
Spiritfree rated for NATURE Themed Postcard Swap on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for that great post card!
kweandee rated for P&M That's a awesome postcard! on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Great pc...Thanks hun :)
Margothecat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - A - USA on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Alaska postcard!
SpaldingMom0813 rated for easy postcard #2 on Mar 12, 2017
PeanutButternJelly rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful note on this wonderful postcard. Thank you a million times over for reading my profile and commenting on my suggestions for what to write on postcards. You know as well as I so many people write such boring stuff. I like to find out just a little about who's sending me the postcard once again thank you it really made me smile

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Monastelar on Mar 15, 2017:

Thanks for the unassigned pc. I am not a religious person as well but also love the nuns in Call the midwife. Have a wonderful week... thanks a lot!!!!

myancey on Mar 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for the just cause goodies u sent us today. Looking forward to "planting" the jelly seeds. ❤️😊❤️😊❤️😊

Sash90 on Mar 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for choosing me for the unassigned map postcard 😍 I started collecting postcards of the States of America and I was really happy to see the card in my mail box ❤

Many warm greetings from Amman 🌞

Onibah3 on Feb 24, 2017:

Hay Sheli!!! So nice to cross paths with you again, and thank you for the Bonus Postcard Roulette pick! I like that we are neighbours, though a gazillion miles apart, we still get to enjoy the seasonal flora and fauna that migrate cross borders without the need for carding lol! You are the greatest, all the Waaay Up In Alsaka! From Diane in the Great White North.

wittmert on Feb 21, 2017:

Thanks for the unassigned roulette partner PC. My parents get moose in their yard, too.

myancey on Feb 14, 2017:

Thank you for the "just because" surprise In our box today

CANNEKCUL on Feb 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for Angeling when my swap partner flaked on me for the swap you hosted. I loved the items that you sent, but feel conflicted because it really wasn't your responsibility. I really appreciate it.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 1, 2017:

Thank so much for thinking of me and the comment on the profile I am behind in responding.

Traceyk on Jan 31, 2017:

Yay! Glad you got the letter all the way in Alaska! :)

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

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