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dawnakaulen

dawnakaulen
Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: January 17, 2018
Birthday: November 23, 1973
Country: United States

About Me

Please note I will be on vacation for a bit in December. A few swaps will be sent toward the end of the time allowed, but all swaps will be done on time. Thank you!I live in the beautiful San Diego, CA area. My favorite things are my husband, my cats, postage stamp and postcard collecting. My main postcard focus is cards with cats on them, but I love to get mail and I appreciate any kind of postcard as long as it is in good condition. Tell me why you picked the card or the story behind it- I love hearing the stories. My favorite colors are purple and blue, and I love anything animal print!
I do not drink coffee or tea, and I do not wear cosmetics. I do like lip balm and lip gloss, and anything coconut or rose scented. I have a nickel allergy so I do not appreciate jewelry of any kind. I do collect the smashed pennies on a small scale as well. I enjoy stickers and cute note cards.

Favorite Music

I love just about any kind of music other than Rap or Heavy Metal. I have very eclectic tastes- I have over 18K songs on my iPod and that is everything from popular top 40 to show tunes to classic rock! I grew up listening to Country and Oldies (50's & 60's) and still do. I am a big fan of 80's popular music as well. My absolute favorites are Michael Jackson and Buddy Holly.

Favorite Books

I am a HUGE reader. I can remember being a small child sitting on the sofa next to my mother with us both reading our own book! So I am a life time reader and am never without a book (or 2, or 3...). My favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Linwood Barclay. I also enjoy Fern Michaels, Danielle Steele, etc. I do read a lot of non-fiction as well. I enjoy biographies, true crime, and nature or history and more. I will pretty much read anything, but I do not really care for much science fiction or true westerns. I also don't read much that has been translated from another language to English, the syntax if often wrong and I just don't enjoy it. I am currently reading Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Stephen King) and Jewel- Never Broken (Jewel Kilcher biography)

Favorite Television

My all time TV favorite is I love Lucy. She was such a genius I could watch her all day and never get bored. Other classics I like are Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, M.A.S.H., The Brady Bunch, and the list goes on! My current favorite show is The Walking Dead. The writing is great, the effects are awesome and I just really dig the characters. Darryl Dixon (of course!) and Carol are my favorite players. I also watch Bones, Person of Interest, Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story. I also watch a lot of Nat Geo Wild and Discovery, and am really interested in true medical stories like Emergency: Life in the E.R., Mystery Diagnosis, and vet shows like Dr. Pol and Alaska Vet Dr.Dee.. I do not watch any sports, westerns, or Kung-Fu/martial arts type movies or ANY current MTV programming. I HATE most reality shows they are just awful. What people will do on camera for money never ceases to amaze me.

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty. I think they skipped me when handing out creativity! I can't even really draw stick figures. That being said, I do occasionally do some sewing, and I do like to do Latch Hook sometimes. I am currently doing a small kitty cat wall hanging- we'll see how long it takes! I do not care to do any kind of needle crafts as I have shaky hands. I am interested in paper crafts like collage, envelope making, stamping etc and hope to maybe give some of those a try someday. I am open to trying new crafts.

Postcard Faves

Anything cats-Big cats, little cats, tigers or tabbies I love them all! Your local scenery or attractions Birds, butterflies, and flowers Vintage or vintage inspired Any animals- From aardvarks to zebras I love them all. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis & The Beatles.

I like ad/free cards if they relate to my interests in some way or are particularly beautiful or unusual. I do not rate down for ad/free cards if they fit my interests so feel free to send them to me even if the swap says no ad cards.

I prefer my PC's sent naked unless the swap specifies otherwise. If the swap calls for them in an envelope please send them that way- I use these for trading if outside my interest areas. Thank you!

Please do not draw on or add anything to the front of the store bought PC's you send. It kind of ruins it for me and I will just throw them away.

Otherwise anything you send is a gift and I would love to receive it. Happy swapping everyone!

Want List

I ALWAYS need postage stamps. If you have any mint USA that you can spare I promise I will put it to good use! Extra envelopes Stickers Extra Postcards of any kind Washi (or any other pretty) tape Thank you! Anything sent will be appreciated, and maybe I can send something from your want list. This hobby can get expensive, but it sure is fun!

Misc

I get free greeting cards at work sometimes, and I often buy cards I find pretty or interesting at thrift stores. So you may get your PC's in a birthday or get better soon card. Ignore the sentiment if you wish or if it does not apply, and I hope you like the front of the card :)

I often cut out interesting photos from magazines, usually animals, B&W or interesting patterns- and I save cute used post its, tickets, business cards, beer coasters etc. I am not a scrapbooker or art journaler or collager but I will often weed out my stash and send some to people I trade with as bonuses If I see that you enjoy those things. If you are interested in a private trade let me know- I usually will trade for postcards or stickers. Sometimes I have a lot, sometimes I have a little you know how it goes!

T-Shirts Etc

I LOVE T- shirts. I have too many to fit in the drawer but still want more more more LOL. I wear a mens (or unisex) large. I prefer this over ladies cut, but in a ladies cut I am at least an XL. Themes I like are anything 1980's related, cats of any kind, wildlife, The Mountain (brand of tees), vintage sports and colleges, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, music and movies pop culture etc. Any color is fine I am not picky about that. I look forward to joining more t-shirt swaps:)

Ratings

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Comment: Love the postcard, and the stamp is so cool, too - thank you!
isabellasnow rated for PH: 3 + 3 Postcard Swap #2 on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dawna! I love when you are my sending partner ;+) You always send the nicest cards. First, the notecard with the little dogs on a scooter is adorable! I'm really crazy for the polar bear, rabbit, and butterfly cards and I'm so happy to add some nice touristy cards to my stash as well. Thanks, too, for the cutest EVER bookmark!
wittmert rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #58 on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: Love the bird postcard!
aspens rated for PH: Spell D-O-G With Postcards on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! :)
EllieBeth8 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #7 on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! :) I really do love any postcard!! haha Have a nice day! Shelley
bck rated for Big City Tourist Postcard - USA on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: thank you
EmilyT rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP- WEEK9 on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for King Zoser Pyramid and thanks for sharing your super cool thrift store find with me, love that!
Zander rated for 30 used past stamp#59 ✿♥‿♥ on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the assortment of stamps.
russromano rated for PH: "T" Is For on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great collection of postcards. The VW Wagon is one of my favorites
Vickyen rated for PH: "B" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dawna! I love the bicycle pc!! It was definitely a different time when folks dressed up to go bike riding! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
CindyST rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP- WEEK7 on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
kygirl rated for Random PC International #1 on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Niagra Falls PC!
AnneliesV rated for City / Town / Village with C R3 on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
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manders2280 rated for PH: "A" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the yummy artichoke. When I lived in France I saw artichokes on the plant and realized they are a kind of thistle. That's what all those sharp bits are at the end of each leaf!
Fieke rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP- WEEK 8 on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for your postcard. Happy 2018 with a lot of nice swaps !
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Postcard Variety Pack #1 on Jan 5, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for a good variety and a cute notecard, too.
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Comment: Good quote and postcard, thanks!
simcoe54 rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #5 on Jan 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for another great bunch of postcards and for joining this swap.
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Comment: Aw, what a sweet version of an Eiffel Tower card. Thank you, Dawna. I hope you make it to Paris, it's a magical city.

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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Your lost postcard has been found!!! ...someone from another neighborhood just knocked on our door and said this mail was delivered to his house in error.....💖💖💖

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!

catday

ContraryHousewife on Mar 10, 2016:

Thank you for the postcard of Lincoln's Tomb.

simcoe54 on Mar 7, 2016:

Received the bonus postcard of the mountain goat that you sent me for Animal Postcards #5. He is sooooo cute! Thanks!!!!

ContraryHousewife on Aug 17, 2015:

blackcat

ContraryHousewife on Mar 15, 2015:

maine

slamophile on Feb 14, 2014:

Thank you so much for sending me the postcards for the Travel the Alphabet with Postcards - D I hope your partner sends you as pretty ones as you sent me. Thanks again - so much. You're a wonderful angel. Happy day to you.

NatashaMay on Jan 29, 2014:

Thanks so much for playing in my AD Postcards Swap. :)

starhiker on Jan 15, 2014:

Thank-you for joining my Ships & Boats & Capitol PC swaps! Andi ; )

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