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Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: May 2, 2017
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

(5/2/2017) Update Last cards I was waiting on showed up, everyone should be rated for the sends now - not signing up for or host more until we return from our trip so nobody will be waiting until August for me to rate :) Hopefully all my cards have made it, will check to see if I am waiting on ratings in the next few days - We will be driving out May 20 from Alaska and make our way through Canada, hitting some of the northern states on our way over to the east coast. Driving down the coast and head back towards Iowa then to South Dakota before heading back through Canada and heading home to North Pole Alaska. We are taking about 70 days to do this. It's our annual picking trip where we go around buying antiques & Collectibles and whatever else catches our fancy to sell in our stores.


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

spiderweb doily

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 :)


Comment: I love to crochet too. Thanks for sharing what you are into this month!
miablancs rated for NH: Easy Postcard #15 on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for an Alaska postcard ! am so jealous to hear that you have at least two of your three cats that watch what you do. I have three animals two dogs and one cat and none of them have any interest in what I am doing unless it means feeding them or petting them. I guess your pets love you more then mine love me...lol. Do you bring them on your road trip? Have a great day =D.
sleepingrover2010 rated for (PCG) A is for... on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Hello Sheli, Thank you for your Alaska postcard that fit PCG A is for.... Swap. I have visited Alaska 3 or 4 times while my sister and brother-in-law lived there for almost 21 years They liked it while they were there but they were ready for a change of scenery. Your trip you are going to take sounds wonderful. This is a nice postcard to start off my ABCs. Have a Great Week! Barb sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thank you
goinjenny rated for WPS - Spring Postcard #3 on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you
emilynhr rated for WPS - Spring Postcard #3 on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
TangledInMegs rated for Sea Creatures PC Swap on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Hi Sheli! Thank you for the adorable otter card! I love it. The snow has just finished melting here! Let's hope we are both able to enjoy some warm weather soon :)
KatlynAva rated for I love an easy pc swap! on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending!
Comment: Sheli, thank you for the postcard Alaska Deadliest Catch. I agree totally with you, this is not a place I would like to be. Shirley
JINANNE rated for PC ME #5 on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Sheli, just checked your weather...26 but going to 46 today...whoo-hoo...spring's on the way! Sending you some of our sunshine ...lovely Easter wknd ahead. Sending warm thoughts and hugs for you, and many thanks for sending this PC. jinanne
LucyToons rated for Where You Live (PC) - Apr 2017 on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: thank you for the North Pole post card :), I never thought I would get one from there :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful post card you sent me, I adore animals, I love wolves ... on the other hand, receiving a postcard from Alaska seems cool, great, fantastic, Alaska seems so, but so far ... I suppose the same thing happens to you with Chile, far, far away, hahaha Greetings from Chile
nmlacagno rated for Where You Live (PC) - Apr 2017 on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you! My first PC from Alaska 💓
Comment: I'd love to see Denali Park - but I'd have to visit in the Summer :) Thank you.
ktk8 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - E - USA on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Oh I love me some ALASKA.... I spent Christmas of 2006 in Juneau!!!! and did a cruise there in 2010..... sure wanna come back!... Thank you!
Kvwanderlost rated for EASY PEASY POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC Sheli :)
Comment: So beautiful! Thank you
Jenicat rated for I is for ??? PC Swap on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard. I love the fact that this is a real place. 💜
squince rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - D - USA on Apr 3, 2017

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miablancs on May 15, 2017:

Hi Honey, I just wanted to say I hope you have an epic road trip and I am so sorry I have not been able to respond to your last message =(. Thank you for your thoughtful friendship and all you messages, I really appreciate it, you are too kind =D.

I am still resting and taking things slow as I really feel a lot of pain and nausea since the operation. Lucky you to have a road trip in your future I hope it is epic =D. Don't forget to speak Canadian Eh? If I do not chat again with you I look forward to lots of messages and swapping in late August when you return.

yvonne401 on Apr 28, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here! Please let me know if you would like to become an officer so that you can host swaps.



myancey on Apr 24, 2017:

Thanks sheli! We love the Alaska postcard perhaps one day we will make it there.

metammi123 on Apr 5, 2017:

WE loved the PC Thank YOU so much the Kids really enjoyed making stories about Alaska and meeting at Santa Lane and Snowman Rd ...

AmookIslandCreations on Apr 1, 2017:

PS: The whale is supposed to be waving "hello." LOL I'm originally from Tomah, Wisconsin, "Where the I divides," We have driven up the AlCan, from SD, to Manitoba and over, a few times, as well. Fun and beautiful trip! Hugs from Larsen Bay, Sherry

AmookIslandCreations on Apr 1, 2017:

Hi from Larsen Bay! I have been to North Pole a few times! My DH and I traveled, all the highways, in Alaska, to their very ends of the road. Most of them ended at water's edge. Hugs from Larsen Bay, Sherry

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.

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