Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2017 5:58 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2017
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

(8/8/2017) Update Ok got everything updated! and now to get back into the PC swapping :) Had an awesome trip! visited 25 states and 9 Canadian Provinces - bought LOTS of great items to put into our stores.

(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 8,000 items - and we are in 1 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 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 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, 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

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, 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

my fav doily

Crochet is my favorite! but love sewing and 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.

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 :)


Comment: THANKS for the lovely postcard, Alaska is definitely a part of the world I'd love to visit someday!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and for joining my swap
Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard! It would be so cool to see Bigfoot!
Ruthless rated for Transport Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard Sheli! Thanks so much!
goinjenny rated for P&M Train Postcard on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Tea HAS to be sweet enough for hummingbirds or else its not "Sweet Tea." lol
Lorellie rated for Happy Notecard September #1 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Your card is beautiful and I adore the little packet of Christmas sticky notes. Just as much, I loved my glimpse into your life. The whole thing just radiates goodwill ♡
Response: Glad you enjoyed ;) those are fun swaps!
Comment: thanks for the cool card, your weekend sure sounded relaxing!
Response: Your welcome ;) this weekend was totally the opposite haha busy busy busy! Atleast caught some time to work on postcards! ;)
Comment: a new one for my collection! thanks!
animal87x rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: I love this weather too, I am suprised its actually cooling down in Texas, sure glad its not as cold as Alaska though!!! I'd probably die.
Response: That's funny! We feel that way about the heat haha! Like we are going to melt like a snowman haha
squince rated for P&M small postcard swap 4 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Kvwanderlost rated for P&M blind postcard swap 5 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
miablancs rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT Aug2017 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard =). Lucky you to have gone to PEI and crossed the Confederation Bridge....some people tell me it is scary.
Response: It was an awesome bridge! Only 2 things were scary about it really, we were worried if the wind picked up we would be blown off into the Atlantic Ocean. And the toll was like $46 haha
Comment: Thank u for the beautiful postcard.. hope your trip to Denali national park was fun.
jendoggie rated for P&M Snow Postcard on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: I don't know how you do it. I am not a cold weather person. In fact, I am cold year round, so there is no way i could live in Alaska.
goinjenny rated for P&M small postcard swap 4 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Platform934 rated for September: Simple PC Swap on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Your story of the squirrels chasing the birds off made me giggle. (Love the wolf PC) I bet that would be a cats heaven to be surrounded with all that. My favorite thing to do in the morning is sit on my patio drinking my cup of coffee and watching the birds eat from the feeder I put in the tree. When the leaves fall I will put more bird treats out so I can enjoy them being around and chirp away. Take care. ~ Rebecca
aruiteru rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card! My favorite seasons are also fall and winter 😊
kdm1181 rated for 5 PC on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the postcards!
Response: Yeah ! glad they arrived :) got the ones you sent too...they are great! heading over to leave your rating :) Thanks for the great swap!
Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet note and also my first Alaska postcard!
Response: You're very welcome :)
EllieBeth8 rated for Multi-View Postcard on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! I bet your trip was awesome!! We didnt get very far this year unfortunately!! Hopefully next year! Take Care! Shelley
Response: OH my gosh it was fun...very long, but fun! Don't think we will do another 70 day trip haha...too much to catch up on when we return - was alot of fun though

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myancey on Sep 18, 2017:

Love that we got an unassigned and our assigned pc roulette card on same day!!! Love love the bear. Remind me to share our bear story with ya sometime

myancey on Sep 2, 2017:

we got your Gettysburg pc today! thank u so much. have missed u visiting our mailbox. also got some super sweet teas today! <3

miablancs on Aug 8, 2017:

It is so good to hear from you and to know you are back safe and sound! I missed you and look forward to joining in on your awesome swaps!

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!!!!

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