Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2018 9:24 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: September 19, 2018
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
My Way Up In Alaska store page
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My eBay store Page

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

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 11,000 items


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.

Have one daughter who is grown up and out living life in New Jersey :)

For pets we have 3 very spoiled cats who enjoy watching the many cool animals that visit our backyard - We are lucky that the area area we live is all left wild by the other home-owners and hopefully will stay that way, we enjoy the wildlife viewing. This summer we've had a boom year of bunnies! So the owls have been hanging around looking for a quick meal! Have had a few moose that came by for little visits and signs that possibly a fox or lynx was coming through too.

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, Love the Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children series. Over the summer while we were on our trip, I read The Help ( I loved the movie and love the book even more!)

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

We did the big cut the cord move and went and bought a Roku...TV is soooo much better !! :) I love watching older BBC shows - have re-watched the whole Call the Midwife series - Love it! Now we've been skimming through youtube channel watching walk throughs of RV's looking for our next one :)

Favorite Crafts

Crochet is my favorite! I do other misc crafts, but crochet is my fav! Oh unless cooking is still considered a craft :) Love cooking, don't get to do much fancy stuff since it's just us, but if I find a fun recipe that I want to try out from my cookbook collection, I give it a whirl!

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, crafting magainzes/books, 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 :)


Vickyen rated for CPG Sept Senders Choice PC - US Only on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Sheli! Love the pc and yes, vacation was awesome - I leave with the hubby on Saturday for Mexico - loving this month! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Kiwi rated for How's The Weather Today PC INT on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your postcard!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Forget-Me-Nots flower PC from Alaska. So pretty!
MelbourneGirl rated for NAPS - September Hello 2018 on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Have a wonderful day <3
squince rated for P&M Weekly Postcard Swap (September) on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Sheli! I love the vintage pc and share! I would love to see a whale - maybe someday! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
nannydino rated for WIYM: DOG POSTCARD SWAP on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Hi Sheli thank you for the Alaska Huskies PC peace love light
Comment: I never received this swap, but I have received others since. I’m sure it was just lost in the mail.... it happens!
Response: oh no!! ok sending out out this evening!
squince rated for P&M Make a Choice Postcard 11 on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Wow sounds like a fun trip!
Comment: Wish we'd get some Rain! All we're getting is fires!
dancingtiger rated for WIYM: GREEN POSTCARD - August on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: thanks for my PC..I got 2 from Alasaka this morning.
Comment: sounds like a fun idea, sitting on the porch crocheting.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!! I'm giving you a little heart bcus I enjoyed seeing the pictures of the streets and how christmasy it is. Thank u
Comment: Thanks for the bear postcard! I'm sure it was a cool experience to see one! We saw a black bear on a hiking trail several years ago in Tenn. Thankfully, it was not interested in us either :)
japn rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT Aug 2018 on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!
squince rated for Vacation Postcard 2018!! on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Kathy821 rated for Vacation Postcard 2018!! on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful postcard and the vacation sounds wonderful. I want to do that one summer. Alaska's on the list too lol! Thank you!
kpfree rated for Vacation Postcard 2018!! on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Shell! Received the Vermont pc in my mailbox today! Thank you for sharing a part of your trip last year! Hope you are enjoying the local syrups! Sounds marvelous! Have s great end to summer! Fall is round the corner!
StwbyQT rated for Happy Notecard November #1 on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks!

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babypansy on Aug 8, 2018:


Have a great day!!!! 🍀


myancey on Jul 3, 2018:

glad to see u back!!! :) i have a few swaps ending in next few days!!! i will join yours as soon as i dwindle down.

myancey on Apr 24, 2018:

thinking bout u and missing you here

myancey on Mar 5, 2018:

Got your just cause pc today showing glacier bay national park. How pretty! Thanks bunches. Have a good day.

ReadMoreBooks33 on Feb 14, 2018:

cookies37 on Jan 31, 2018:

Hi Sheli! Thanks so much for the awesomeness!! Love the postcard you sent. Your town would be fun 24/7 all 365 days of the year. Who doesn't love Santa, candy canes and snow plus mountains. Answering children's letters would be so cool.
Take care up at the North Pole & stay warm, Judy

NaomiRisa on Jan 3, 2018:

candy cane street light and christmas tree on the ceiling are cool!

CurlyTea on Jan 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

BigBangMomma on Dec 18, 2017:

I love coming across fellow Alaskans! While I now live in rural boring Ohio, I was born and raised in Anchorage and Alaska will always be in my heart! My brother went to UAF for college, but I've only been to Fairbanks one time for an overnight. Never even seen the North Pole. :( Maybe next time.

Happy Holidays!

RooBaRoo on Dec 4, 2017:

Hey Sheli! Thank you for the unassigned card. :) & from North Pole, that too! I was hoping someone would send me some snow! :D Thank you very much :)

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