Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2017 9:09 am


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: January 14, 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.

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 our mail from our store in Fairbanks since it's more secure and our mail out by our house tends to get stolen since it's a roadside mailbox.

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 :)


TamiTam55 rated for D is for ??? PC Swap on Jan 16, 2017
Comment: OK, you know that you are tired when you read the card and think it says, "Denial". I was like, "Self, this lady is awesome - how do you get a picture of "denial". LOL Thanks for the postcard of Denali, it looks cold and breathtaking.
brianfuchs rated for D is for ??? PC Swap on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Denali card. I was in Anchorage the entire time I was in Alaska. I worked at Title Wave Books.
StephKelly369 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #7 on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the PC.😊Otters are fascinating creatures. I would love to see bears and moose in there natural setting. My best friend actually sent me this same card from Prudhoe Bay (Dead Horse, Alaska)
Gioiosa rated for December Birthday PC Swap - INT on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful Birthday postcard with cute decorations 😊 I adore the moon stamp) Wish you all the best!
IfNed rated for Postcard Roulette - Round 2!!! on Jan 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! :)
Comment: Sheli, thank you for this great postcard of North Pole, Alaska. It is definitely my favorite postcard of our 3,000. I am putting it first in my USA folder. Again thank you and Happy new year. Shirley
Response: You're welcome Shirley :) glad you like it :) Happy New years to you too :)
Comment: Awesome sauce. This was super cool. Thank u so much.
Response: Yeah!! it got there! :) You are very welcome! :)
jendoggie rated for Snow Postcards on Jan 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. We just had our second snow of the season, and I am freezing. No way could I make it in Alaska.
Response: You're welcome :) We are getting a blast of cold coming this next week...should be seeing temps as cold -45 to -60F . Getting to where I can't wait for summer haha!
Comment: Love the Igloo pc! It's a shame it's never been finished, but does still look like a fun stop. It seems you also sent Arctic air as we have brief freezing temps then back to the 70s in a few. =)
Response: Isn't that cool! I remember going past that thing on our road trips to Anchorage as a kid and waiting for it to open so we could go inside...then watching it through the years be attempted to finish. The little gas station was a great place to stop to fill up the tank and get some sweets. It's still there, but boarded up :)
Comment: Thank you for the new Alaska map. It is different than the others I have. -2 actually is just a little below what it has been here this week. We woke up to 2 mornings in a row with 1 deg temps. And highs only in the teens. The snow we got Tuesday night is not melting except for the roads that have been plowed and treated.
Response: You're welcome :) right now that -2 would feel like a nice heat wave haha! we are supposed to be getting closer to -45 soon...ugh..so not ready, to feel that cold yet :) But good excuse to hunker down with a nice warm drink and work on some crochet :)
Stargazer008 rated for Quick and Painless PC Swap on Jan 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for pc about the highest mountain in Alaska. Here it became pretty cold- (for us minus -9 is a lot:)....still no real snow...but some time is left. I stay optimistic. Have an awesome 2017. :)
Response: You're welcome ;) hope you have an awesome 2017 as well ;)
greygooselime rated for Map Postcard on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you! We are below 0 here now too. Frigid! Brrrr....
Response: You're welcome ;) and we've warmed up again;) 15 above feels like a heatwave haha. But supposed to be 25 below the rest of the week, ugh....can't wait for summer haha
IrinaBG rated for December Birthday PC Swap - INT on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Thank yuu for the cute bear card! :)
Response: You're welcome ;)
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year
Response: You're welcome ;) happy new years to you too ;)
EllieBeth8 rated for Animal Themed Postcard Swap #4 on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I love the Royal Tyrell Museum as well!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Response: You're welcome ;) hoping we get to visit Royal Tyrrell this summer ;) love the Dino up the road that can climb up the neck and look out of the mouth ;)
SpikeyLisa rated for End of Year PC Swap USA on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the Denali NP PC...it's sure is breathtaking.
Response: You're welcome ;) glad you like the card. Such a beautiful area there once you get off the highway and drive thru the park. ;)
aprilivy rated for Wierd/Ugly Postcard Swap #4 on Jan 2, 2017
Comment: I LOVE this card. Alaska vs. the giant crabs made my day. Thank you
Response: You're welcome ;) love that one too its a weird cool art one ;)
LaLaLove rated for C is for??? PC Swap on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome ;)
jezb750 rated for Random (PC) - December on Dec 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the card!
Jy80203 rated for C is for??? PC Swap on Dec 30, 2016

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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!

Babsmomof5 on Dec 30, 2016:

Thank you so much for your response to my bonus PC from the postcard roulette. I would love to have a room and a screen in porch just for my cats! I have an entire board on Pintrest to my fantasy area for my cats...now if I could only inherit a fortune to pay for it, lol!

myancey on Dec 27, 2016:

Thank u for the just because

And thanks for Angeling the sweet this ain't a bill swap

dalbright on Dec 23, 2016:

Okay, so I'm watching one of your swaps and was curious about who you were based upon your profile name (I have family/friends in Alaska 😜)...I had to google North Pole Alaska and OH MY GOODNESS that is awesome!! (: who knew! What a fun place to live!

ozziem on Dec 22, 2016:

Aloha & Mahalo for the welcome!! Looking fwd to your swap. So fun.

myancey on Dec 17, 2016:

Thank U for the unassigned postcard roulette round pc. So happy you chose us😀Talk soon sheli

myancey on Dec 5, 2016:

Thank you for Micahs and my postcards today. Hope your ornaments made it today :) we sent one to u today.

jamon on Dec 4, 2016:

Hello from Fairbanks!

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