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karenc5079

karenc5079
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: April 25, 2017
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States

About Me

Ok, here we go again. This is the third time that I am going to make an attempt at a decent profile. After posting the last one and reviewing some of the others I realize my own was somewhat lacking. They say that the easiest conversation one should have is about themselves, because why not what do we know the best about? Lets just start with the basics. I am a member of the forties club heading to the fifties club quicker than I want to. I have a wonderful husband of almost fourteen years now. He is some years older than I, so we have an extended family that includes three stepchildren, and two more of ours. The steps are older and have families of their own and the two of ours are teenagers now. We live in the mountains of North Carolina with a small piece of dirt that we enjoy gardening.

Another man's junk

Now on to some of the fun stuff. My house truely consists of another mans junk is now my treasures. My hubby works for the local trash company driving a truck. A very good friend of our works for the local transfer station (aka "The Dump"). You would be amazed at what people throw away. You would probably also be amazed at how much of it you yourself would deem "cool". I myself just love it if it makes me smile. Its almost like Christmas at least three times a week.

Favorites

Things that make me smile: the color yellow, paperweights, funny knick knacks, books (all kinds), jars (all sizes and shapes), the small items that fit in those jars (buttons, game pieces, beads, etc.), patches (the sew on kind), candles, jewelry ( the bolder the better), art supplies (although not sure am very good at using them), nesting dolls, tutles, yard decorations, metal signs, Betty Boop, Kermit the frog (after all its not easy being green). This was just a few that I can think of by just standing around the house. I also really like pictures, all kinds: old, new, painted, printed, crafted, on and on...... After thoughts, I also like wrist watches of all kinds and anything Disney. One can never go wrong with a cool coffe cup either. Adding tins now..just realized I have a huge collection and have them everywhere.

It's the small thing that coun

I consider myself very easy to please. I love getting mail and love it someone just takes the time and effort to think of me. "Warm Fuzzies". I hope this helps some of my partners in the future. I intend to add some pics of my fun stuff soon.

Postcards

I am realizing that this is my favorite kind to do. I am really loving all of them that I am getting. A few notes though.....I don't mind the add cards if they have some graphics (nothing with just words please) and only 1 per package. Am also not against cards or pics that could be PC's, but again only 1 per package. I really do not any kind of wish list for these. Most of the cards have been great. I like bright colors, landscapes, animals, cartoons, art, funny, authentic to your area, etc.... I am very easy to please, I just love the mail and the thoughts that a card was picked with me in mind. 5/19/2014 I am adding a little note. I think I would prefer the postcards in an envelop unwritten and unstamped. My daughter likes the stamps and I like the postcards. So doing it this way pleases us both. 9/12/2014 Update on postcards. I have been swapping for almost a year now and have decided on the PC's I want to collect for myself....Map cards, any cards with a recipe, legend, or story on it, cut out letter cards, and odd shaped cards. Am going to add examples of these to my profile.

Makes Me Sad

It makes me sad that I sign up for my swaps with excitement and spend time with my partner in mind and they don't give me a courtesy of a rating or note that it's been received. I rate immediately and only mark sent when get home from the post office. If you don't receive from me, please let me know. Also if you are late shipping, just PM me. I really do understand life. List of swappers who never rated. 1. artytart1919 and jeremy16 for Yay, Christmas! Card Swap.

What My Girls Like

As you may know by a previous section I have two daughters, 18 and 13. They are enjoying this swapping as much as I am. My oldest (Destiny) loves to read and so she loves cool and intriguing bookmarks from all over. My thirteen year old (Sara) loves tea bags of all kinds. She has a box FULL. She also enjoys all the different stamps.

Non-Raters

I really hate to do this, but after two years of being a member I suddenly have an outbreak of people who won't rate. It's frustrating. So I I am just adding a list of swaps that never got rated. This way I have a record and can move on...... "Letter and a Flat Surprise" 3-14-2016 "Thrift store Find--Necklace" 4-8-2016 "Adventures of Traveling Postcard #53" 4-10-2016 "Postcards in an Envelope #8" 2-7-2016 "Note Card Lovers-2 Notecards in an Envelope-INT" 4-25-2016

Never rated!

"Stationary Swap" 8-1-2016 "Postcards You No Longer Want/Need-USA Only" 8-13-2016

Ratings

calmond rated for Postcards in Another Language #1 on Apr 26, 2017
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Comment: Hello Karen! I received your two postcards today--thank you so very kindly! That was really sweet of you! The one appears to be a pictorial map of Taiwan of some sort and the other says "Dog Owners" in German in which the dog appears to be the owner and I think there is a person on the other end of that leash! Heh! Thank you again--your Paris themed notecard was really beautiful as well!
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Comment: Karen, Oh my goodness! I loved everything in your envelope! I'll send some of mine when I get some more stamps! Thank you. Jaimie
caf1988 rated for Send Something! #4 (USA) on Apr 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: they made it! they even got to see snow...thank you :)
luluvision rated for Write_on letter #1 on Apr 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the postcards! Yes! I do believe we were swap partners in a letter swap before! I recognize your handwriting! :-)
Response: TY
Stickerz78 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #1 on Mar 27, 2017
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Comment: thanks for choosing cards from my wishlist!
Response: TY
Kdguard rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 24, 2017
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Comment: πŸ‘πŸΌ
Response: TY
jandmterry rated for Letter Swap # 16 on Mar 23, 2017
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Comment: What a delightful letter! I loved the stationary you wrote on. Thank you for the notecards and postcards.
Response: TY
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the mix of buttons!
Response: TY
goinjenny rated for Send Me 4 Postcards #6 on Mar 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the extra
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Superdkate rated for 3 Things in an Envie INTL #1 on Mar 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you thank you
Response: TY
LisaLisa3 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #8 on Mar 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, I really like the Oscar Wilde quote. : )
Response: TY
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend NC #40 on Mar 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for making this swap right, and for all the extras. I love the cow and sheep illustrated card, and your weekend with your daughter sounds lovely. :)
Response: TY for your patience.
young46356 rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 7, 2017
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Comment: thanks
Response: TY
kacka rated for 5 new postcard swap with a list on Mar 6, 2017
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Comment: thank you for everything:)
Response: TY
sunshinesuperman rated for Send Anything #27 on Mar 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for such a wide variety of items, I already have something in mind for some of it. Hugs, Mona
Response: TY
Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #27 on Mar 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! You outdid yourself!
Response: TY
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Comment: Thank you! I got it and ready to send it on. Hugs, Diane
Response: TY
shirleyinCA rated for 5 new postcard swap with a list on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for interesting postcards and an extra.
Response: TY

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Comments

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

hangingonahoneymoon on Dec 25, 2015:

I see that you like yellow, so I hope you like this graphic. :)

It was a lot of fun reading your profile. It is awesome that you have an in to β€œThe Dump.” What kinds of stuff do you get? Once when I was younger, a neighbor threw out a perfectly working Sega Genesis with games and accessories. I snatched that up really quick!

Have a fantastic day!

-Brooke

(Swap: Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment)

Jeanb217 on Dec 22, 2015:

It was fun reading about your adventures. My favorite color is also yellow. The idea of "another man's junk" makes so much sense. You are smart to go for used because we Americans throw so much good stuff away. You help the environment while you make your money go further. I have heard about the postcard swaps. I may follow your lead on that. I also love getting mail & knowing that someone has thought of me. You sound like such a nice person. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

MClinton on Dec 19, 2015:

Hey, this is Mican commenting for the "read the profile and comment" swap! (forgive me I am still new to swap) I read your profile and I wanted to say it is awesome that you are happily married, especially for so long. My parents divorced early in their marriage but they're both happy now which is great! I am only 22 btw, and I am engaged to my bestfriend of 7 years. (we met his freshman year of high school). I also am so jealous of all of your fun collections! I hoard all sorts of random things but my soon to be dosnt like how I "clutter" the house! He will eventually give in! Anyhow it was a joy to peek into your life!

LoveToCraftInAZ on Nov 10, 2015:

Hi Karen! Thank you so very much for the Christmas cards and PCs. Thanks for the happy mail! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness! :)

ShyAnn64 on Jul 23, 2015:

Karen, thank you for the 'Return on PC Pen Pal Swap'... I will send another PC to you very soon! ~Carol Ann~

crystalite on Jun 12, 2015:

I received your lovely letter today, Karen, and I will write back to you soon! :o)

hamsterfarm on Apr 22, 2015:

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Thank you for joining the positive notes swap <3 you're an amazing person for wanting to help spread the positivity!

myshoesdontmatch on Dec 24, 2014:

Lunadorada on Nov 9, 2014:

Hi! Did you receive my reply letter?

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