Swap-bot Time: February 27, 2017 12:36 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: February 26, 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

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.

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 :)


Tinker60 rated for SBPC: National Park on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful PC of Denali -- it must be such an experience to drive around the park. Thanks again and hope to see you in more swaps ~~
BlueMoon rated for WATER Themed Postcard Swap on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! A lake surrounded by mountains is one of my favorite sceneries.
Caddi rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox - February on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Sheli - thanks for the Grizzly postcard! Having one in my backyard would scare the crap out of me, that's for sure!
Comment: Thank you so much
Jessicat rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Feb 2017) on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Wow! Grizzly and black bears in your own backyard! That's amazing, crazy, scary and cool all at the same time! How interesting!
phenley rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox - February on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute Forget me nots!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and animal magnet. I love Grumpy cat. He makes me laugh inside out!
gmasusie rated for ⭐Easy Postcard Swap US #8⭐ on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: Love the beautiful scene on the PC. Thank you.
barbiedarbie rated for Happy Notecard February #2 on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: I loved hearing about where you live and the story about the moose was great. Thank you for my notepad and my Santa Clause House magnet. I really liked everything.
paperlover rated for Post Card swap #2 on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Deadliest Catch PC. My daughter loves that show so I will give it to her.You are at the North Pole? I could never live in the -15 degree temps. You have my admiration.
Comment: This place sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing.
KSENiA rated for Random Christmas PC Swap #3 on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard,
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful Postcard, the colors are amazing :)
Comment: Thank you for the delicious panettone deckle-edged card! I am so glad you also love this; my parents used to give this out as presents for close family friends. I remember one year, my cousin Josh, who does karate, ate the majority of his family's loaf within a day! XD I also agree that it's a good thing it's not available year-round (although I found several promising-sounding recipes, and King Arthur's Flour sells the pretty rigid wax wrappers/ramekins), especially since it's so easy to eat :O
Comment: Thank you. I love it
chabbywabbit rated for Match'em PC - 2 on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: I would love to see falling snow up close too... i've only been able to see a little snow on the ground when i was in japan.
mariewilliams810 rated for WIYM: exciting news! on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks
Highlander18 rated for SBPC: National Park on Feb 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Great card, Denali is on my bucket list to see when I go to Alaska.
Comment: Available only during holidays....LOL. Thank you!
Response: and it's sooo good too!!! so probably a good thing..hahah One of the major reasons by Christmas is my favorite time of year hahaha!!!

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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

KKmails on Jan 8, 2017:

Thanks for the warm welcome to Swap-bot! I'm excited to join the community, send some cool mail, and meet more warm people like you!

raena on Jan 4, 2017:

Thanks for the welcome back note! :)

CreaMarcha on Jan 1, 2017:

Thanks for welcoming me! So exited for my first swaps!

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