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lostinavalon

lostinavalon
Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

***ATTENTION: We were snowed in from Feb. 12-18. Our roads finally cleared Feb. 18 so I was able to mail swaps that were done/due between those dates. Please take this into consideration as some of my sends will have a very late postmark.

PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!! PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!! PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!! PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!

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

I am a 41 year old wife of 22 years and mother of 9, 8 still at home. I have 4 boys and 5 girls aged 21 down to 8. 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, Johannes Vermeer. We do not celebrate most common Western holidays but instead observe the Biblical feasts as Torah pursuant Messianic believers. Please don't send holiday related items. 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 any common holidays like Halloween, Christmas, or Easter. Instead, I observe the Biblical holidays and feasts. Please only send Biblical/Jewish related holiday items. Thanks!

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 a French Canadian cookbook or anything related to Quebec, French Canadian history, or northern France.

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

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

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

Things I Love:

Kewpie dolls

circus

strawberries

postage stamps (especially UK)

Amish anything

Jewish/Messianic anything

vintage postcards

old books

old photos

toile

tea party

England

France

birds

frozen Charlotte

dolls

Quebec

New England

Victorian

stickers (no school/award related)

postcards

maps

stationery

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Oregon

pretty napkins

paper doilies

Favorite Crafts

I love doing most crafts! My favorite themes are Circus, 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 would like to learn to paint roses and other flowers.

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 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

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:

PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!PLEASE NO GLITTER OR CONFETTI!!!

Please don't send:

non-Biblical holiday related items

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.

Ratings

bpl76 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you !!
CluckRN rated for Learn About a New Topic #2 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: I'm so glad that you had fun with this swap! Thank you😊
MauiMami rated for Learn About a New Topic #2 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing 💟
octobereve930 rated for 10 Things Postcards Swap #2 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: i like your list and thank you for the state card Di
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
jenh7498 rated for 10 Things Postcards Swap #2 on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute PC. At first I thought maybe it was one of mine returned to me, because I love my colored pens too! Too funny 😁
Risna rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 18, 2021
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Comment: Wow, thank you for the awesome card! Sounds like you've been to Bath yourself or did you just look all that stuff up? ;-) Take care and stay safe!
Response: Yes, I try to attend the Jane Austen Festival there each year. It's one of my favorite places in the world!
Inthe716 rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for my postcard from the Titanic Museum. I've never been to Branson, but I have a friend who used to perform with her family. They have since moved to California, but I always wished I had been able to visit while they were still performing!
Response: Oh that's neat! I'm glad I chose that one for you!
Burger1girl rated for Book List PC Swap #2 on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a great list of books! I will have to ck them out once I get a day off(2 jobs) I need some good books to read and enjoy !!Thank you!
CraftyShana76 rated for Oh the Places I Have Been #2 on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: I’ve never been to any of these places. TYVM for sharing.
dustcollector rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your interesting card. You may want to consider placing your signature or ID in another location. The post office marks completely obliterated it at the bottom of the card.
KellyR rated for 10 Things Postcards Swap #2 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: I agree about Daily Chocolate and appreciate that it is capitalized :)
Response: Ha!!! :)
basykes rated for Oh the Places I Have Been #2 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Interesting list. I loved Bath when I was there. Cool PC.
TabbyJay rated for Oh the Places I Have Been #2 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Love the postcard! I hope to visit England one day!
jessnewson98 rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Feb 14, 2021
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Comment: Your email was great, Sarah! I loved reading it! I hope 2021 proves to be a great reading year for you as well :)
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Comment: Hey there! Thanks for joining in! One can never go wrong with Beatrix Potter! I enjoyed reading them with my son when he was younger too!
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Comment: Thanks! I will send the one on home and send the other in the next round! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you for sharing and for joining my swap!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
squince rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks

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Comments

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

washingtonmaverick on Jan 7, 2019:

Thank You for mailng back my post card that I sent in STMB #13. I am moving in the next 8 months or so and wanted to use these up!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

AnneliesV on Dec 15, 2018:

Thank you Sarah, for returning my stampbag.

DaiziDruke on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending my Traveling Postcard home! It was the first I have had returned...such a sweet surprise to find it in my mailbox! ❤️💐

Doodlefingers101 on Oct 8, 2018:

Thank you so much I loved the cabbage patch kids cards that brought back good memories 😊

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

bstrong on May 25, 2018:

Received my stamp bag today, thank you for sending it home.

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:

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

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