Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 7:52 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: March 21, 2018
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

Do you love to write letters? Come join the Letter Writing Exchange at The Victorian Letter Writers Guild.

I am a 38 year old wife of 19 years and mother of 9. I have 4 boys and 5 girls aged 18 down to 5. My husband and I homeschool our kids, a job that is mainly mine since he works full time as a software programmer. I love studying History and English literature, and I enjoy reading historical fiction and most nonfiction. I also like sewing and all kinds of crafting. I love anything tea-related and pink, cottage, shabby chic styles. I love Steampunk, botanicals, and dolls. My favorite time periods are the Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras. My favorite artist is the painter, Jan Vermeer. My favorite holiday is St. Patrick's Day. We spend a lot of time at home and have a pretty relaxing life! I blog at Classical Homemaking, Belle's Library, and The Victorian Letter Writers Guild.

Seasonal note: I don't celebrate Halloween so please don't send Halloween things...Fall-themed things are great! Pumpkin stuff is fine...just not Jack O' Lanterns...thanks! :) Although we love to celebrate Christmas, we don't "do Santa" so I don't have much use for Santa-themed items. However I do like the vintage or Old World-style "Santas" where he looks more like the actual St. Nicholas may have and less like a cartoon character.

Currently Into:

Right now I'm really desiring letter writing supplies such as stationery paper, washi tape, wax and seals, and clear stamps and ink pads. I'd also love a few more dedicated pen pals. Let me know if you'd like to exchange letters!

I'd LOVE to have some England themed ephemera for my VERY large England travel Smash Book.

I'd LOVE to have some Steampunk-themed ephemera and supplies.

My heritage is French Canadian (Québec) and New England---would love recipes, history, ephemera, photos, anecdotes, books, anything related to these areas.

Things I Love:

Kewpie dolls


postage stamps (especially UK)

vintage postcards

old books

old photos


tea party




frozen Charlotte



New England


stickers (no school/award related)







pretty napkins

paper doilies

Favorite Crafts

I love doing most crafts! My favorite themes are Regency, Victorian and Edwardian era art, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Kate Greenaway, vintage styles, shabby chic, cottage style, children, flowers, and places in Europe like England or Paris. I love to do paper crafts and anything "girly". I love to do altered art and am starting to build a collection of "found items". I would like to learn to paint roses and other flowers. I am a pretty skilled seamstress and love to make my daughters dresses from different time periods. Right now, my oldest daughter has got a pretty good collection of Revolutionary War era dresses that I've made.

Favorite Colors

Pink and green, pink and brown, pink alone :)

Favorite Treats

Tootsie Rolls are great for sending chocolate to the hot and humid South!

Tea: mint, lemon, caramel, vanilla, berry, English Breakfast. I don't usually like green teas. I would like to try a good quality oolong.

I have no food allergies. I don't drink coffee. I don't like black licorice. I don't like cherry flavored things.

Favorite Scents

Candles: cinnamon, "baked" things like apple pie, pumpkin pie, etc.; eucalyptus, fruity; most Scentsy bars

Lotions & Bath Products: lavender, rose, lemon verbena, almond, light florals

I have no allergies to scents. I do not like the scent of cherry.

Favorite Books

BookCrossing.com Wishlist

Paperbackswap.com Wishlist

I'm a BookCrosser...are you? Let me know! I'm currently enjoying books set in the Tudor/Victorian/Edwardian ages of England and America's Gilded Age, as well as nonfiction about these subjects. My favorite genre is Classics---anything 1940 or so and earlier. I've especially enjoyed work by Henry David Thoreau, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, Louisa May Alcott. and the Brontes. I enjoy some Christian fiction, some nonfiction, and art books. I like non-murder cozy mysteries but have a hard time finding them. I love to read about art history.

I DON'T read romance novels, sci-fi, murder mysteries, anything involving graphic violence, sex, or any sort of negativity toward children.

Things I Won't Use

**Please DON'T send:

quotes school/awards stickers advertisements (sometimes these come on bookmarks or postcards :( )

I won't use stamped images. I might use home computer-printed images but only if they are good quality and relate to my profile likes.

I won't use skulls, dead stuff, zombies, angry/scary/rude humor, etc. In fact, I'll probably just throw those things away.

I won't use those kids craft foam stickers. I don't mind kid-type stickers for decorating envelopes, but not the die-cut foam ones used in kids projects.


Chaton13 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the Sarah stickers!
RiverTopanga rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Sarah! It's so hard to wait until Christmas to open these little stocking morsels! Only 9 months left :-) Thank you again!! Will love opening the little goodie on Christmas!!
Soapboxgirl rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - March on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful March stocking gift!!! I couldn't wait and opened it!!! I will use the stamp in my planner!! Thank you!!
Foreverfall rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything 🌸
MawBella rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you ❣️❣️
jlink rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: thank you
SouthernBell rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything. I love your profile. I love shabby chic, Victorian, cottage type of stuff as well as Christian things. Loved the envelope it all came in. Purple has always been one of my favorites. And I love to sew also. I finally got my sewing machine working again yesterday. I thought I had burned the motor up in it at Christmas trying to get a lot of orders done but I doused it with oil, (even though they say not too. lol) I figured I had nothing to lose. So I doused it and let it sit and now I am up and sewing again. I just love creating pretty things and especially victorian or shabby chic. God bless
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Oh where do I begin! First, Thank you!! What a wonderful envelope of goodies. Love the vintage photo and can always use playing cards. Everything is perfect. Is that pretty pink and gray sheet wallpaper? Whatever it is , I love it!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it all! Yes, that's wallpaper. I found a huge roll of it at a yard sale once and have been slowly giving it away. Ha! Have fun!
mariamichelle rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for everything!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Hi Sarah Thank you I love the goodies Spicemom
crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute variety of things!!
LacieLove rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I loved all the goodies! Thanks again
TonyaAshe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 19, 2018
heatherknits rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #31 on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: This is my first round ever - exciting!
denisedecker58 rated for Lots of Letters Swap on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Sarah...I just found your letter in a file that I had at work! I honestly thought I had rated this and answered your letter, but apparently I didn't. I really enjoyed your letter and would love to write to you! I will be answering it this week. I apologize for the long delay...with the holidays and our vacation in January, things fell behind.
newrule rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #30 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Ready for the next round! Thanks.
Ryleighsmom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Super fun mix of goodies! Thank you!
Comment: My apologies for not rating sooner! I couldn't wait to open your package. I loved the silver cloth that you wrapped the packages in and the seals! WOW!!! What a beautiful package! I loved everything!! Thank you for going the extra mile!!!! <3<3<3
KSENiA rated for CL: June Reading log - Electronic on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Onyx rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card, and I hope you enjoyed your Tudor book!

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ifzaaras on Jan 19, 2018:

Thank you for leaving the lovely comment on my page, I’m new to this but excited to start! :D

TIDBITOLOGIST54 on Jun 30, 2017:

jane austenesque

TIDBITOLOGIST54 on Jun 30, 2017:

victorian girl I thought you might like this one. I t would look nice in a journal....

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



Lablauri57 on Jun 14, 2017:

Thank for the valuable information. I will definitely follow your advice.

allthingsregency on Jun 12, 2017:

Thank you for the invites to your Regency and Victorian era groups! At this time I plan on cutting back on swapping, but your groups look like a lot of fun! If I decide to be more active on swap-bot I will definitely join. :) Have a wonderful day!

mcovey on May 25, 2017:

Thank you for the Columbia River , my family have traveled across country and seen this beautiful place , but didn't get a post card . Pc roulette swap ! Hope you have a wonderful summer ! Blessing to you also ! Mary

jukejan on Sep 25, 2016:

Somerset Fall Flavor swap is up, come on & JOIN!

RyeRye on Jul 12, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

miablancs on Feb 23, 2016:

From the group Trinket Pen Pals

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