Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 1:05 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: December 18, 2018
Birthday: October 24
Country: United States
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About Me

January 28, 2017. I have a new address.

I kinda go in spurts here in Swap-bot.

Postcards: I pass them on to my niece and nephew to play with, so I prefer that they not be gruesome or indecent.

My Young Living Essential Oils Sponsor ID is # 1754501.

.JUST TO LET YOU KNOW-- I RE-USE, RECYCLE AND RE-GIFT! I don't like to see anything without a loving home, so I usually share if it is something I can't use. I also reuse mailing envelopes.

I am Talyn (rhymes with Allen). I am a Stay at Home Mom with a 24 year old son. I am married and currently live in the tiny town of Hansen, Idaho, but have also lived in Walla Walla, Washington and twice in Alaska- Juneau and Anchorage- and hope to live in Alaska again someday.

I would like to raise some Heritage Breed Chickens

One of my favorite mottos...."housework won't kill you, but why take the chance?"

My kitchen is Delft Blue and White-Holland, Netherlands, 'Dutchy' stuff.

I LOVE Moose....I miss having them in my yard in Alaska. I don't miss the bears. They scare me.

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Love the Fall colors and the 'crisp' in the air. Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday and my favorite meal. I even like SNOW, but too much rain depresses me.

I love the outdoors and go camping whenever I can get away. Nothing beats sitting around a campfire with a cup of hot cocoa and watching the moon and stars. I have a 21 foot Motorhome that I named "The Meandering Moose"

I do volunteering and sewing for charity. I make dresses for Orphans in Bangladesh, crochet scarves and wash cloths for the Refugee Center, Warm Up America, Operation Gratitude and crochet hats and scarves for the our local Cancer Center and sew baby quilts for the Women's Shelter.

I am a Christian, active in my Church, and volunteer in my Church's Community Service Center.

My Grandparents came to USA from Holland and I wish I had learned the language. Would love to visit Netherlands some day.

I do a little gardening and can my produce, grind wheat to make bread and my whole wheat pancakes. I would like to get a little greenhouse going . I compost and recycle.

I prefer spicy (cinnamon, peppermint etc.) scents over flowery scents.

I don't smoke or drink.

I read a lot.

I have nothing against 'used' items, as I enjoy shopping at Second Hand stores myself.

I am collecting Dinner Plates that are Blue and White-like Blue Willow- but am having a hard time finding them at Second Hand Stores.

I like Vintage Mason Jars and use them store everything from Beans to Buttons.

Favorite Crafts

I am not an Expert at anything, but I do a little

    • sewing
    • simple crochet,
    • locker hooking rugs
    • counted cross stitch
    • I like to recycle jeans to make quilts and bags.
    • Make toys for The Toy Society

Things I don't need/want

  • Kawaii, spiders, skulls, pagan/wiccan, clowns, other scary/ugly things--Yes! Clowns are scary!

  • Hair accessories-my hair is very short

  • HAZELNUT Anything!!!

  • I do not scrapbook or make ATC's.

  • I don't wear jewelry.

Things I need/could use

  • Counted Cross Stitch Patterns of MOOSE and CHICKEN patterns.

  • Cotton yarn or Caron Simply Soft Yarn

  • Magnet from where you live to put on my fridge.

  • Unused Postcards

  • 7 Branch Menorah

  • Cadbury Crunchies, Dark Chocolate, Payday, Mounds, Riesen

  • Address Labels with Chickens or Moose

  • Moose or Chicken notecards

  • Wind Chimes

  • Moose or Chicken Keychain

  • Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Packets

  • Moose or chicken Ornaments

  • Wind Chime

  • Zipper pulls

  • Wind Chimes

  • Yarn Bowl

My goals/dreams

  • Move back to Alaska and not live in town this time.

  • Travel from one end of Canada to the other end.

  • Boat the Yukon River.

  • Open up a Thrifty, Rustic (but cozy) Bed and Breakfast.

  • Learn to be more self-sufficient, live a simpler and more frugal life.

  • Hike the Chilkoot Trail..

  • Do a LOT of traveling in my camper that I call "The Meandering Moose". I have been in many states but there are more I want to see.

  • Hike down into the Grand Canyon--and ride a Burro back up.

  • Eat an authentic Macaron...they look so cute to me

  • Learn to make a toothbrush rug.

  • Learn to make paper.

  • Learn how to sew the Feather Stitch. My Grandmother used this on all of her quilts, and I love the look!

  • Learn to make cheese. I have already made butter and yogurt at home.

  • I have 17 chickens and would like to have some ducks and turkeys

  • Would love a floor to ceiling bookcase for all of my books-I LOVE to read.

My Favorite Magazines

  • Mother Earth News


  • Backwoods Home

  • Countryside

  • Grit

  • Backhome Magazine

  • MaryJane's Farm

Favorite Charities

  • www.adra.org

  • www.banglahope.org

  • Operation Gratitude

  • thetoysociety.blogspot

  • CraftHope.com



  • Think Big

  • Spend Time in the Woods

  • Eat Plenty of Greens

  • Hold your Head Up High

  • Stay on Track

  • Keep your Nose Clean

  • It's OK to be a Little Wild

    (Ilan Shamir)


Comment: Thank you and Season's Greetings!
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christy102194 rated for CAT CHRISTMAS CARD USA on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: cute! Merry Christmas!
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laterdayze rated for Walking in a Winterwonderland on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card
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ginnijay rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Postcard Swap! on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Loved the happy santa. Thanks
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Comment: Loved your pretty bird postcard. Thank you :) Happy holidays, have fun baking!! —Micaela
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kelsue62 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Dec 2018) on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Super jealous of your trips to Hong Kong. Love the pc. Thank you
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you Talyn. I love snowmen. Happy holidays.😊
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Comment: Thanks for the fun PC and note. Sounds like you are pretty much on top of things. Our decorating and shopping are done. Baking and wrapping are yet to begin. That is where "retired" pays off. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Such a pretty fall card! Thank you!
Response: It's my favorite time of year
Comment: Love these cards! Do you ever get to come back to Alaska?
Response: No, but I keep hoping...
Comment: Great card! Sounds like you are going to have a great Thanksgiving with your son coming home!!! Happy 🦃 Day!
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debbiespoms rated for Christmas Thrifting on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very very much, for the beautiful Thrift store finds! I love it all so much! Esp. the stocking. And, thank you too, for the sweet /cute Christmas card
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Vickyen rated for NAPS - November Hello 2018 US on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Hi Talyn! Thank you for the lovely Sedona pc! My bestie visited there in September and brought me back some really beautiful pcs - they were into hiking, I just want to take photos! LOL! How wonderful that your son will be home - I remember those days, such great memories! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving of love and great food! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you. Same to you
shiloh102 rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Comment: I love the rooster postcard and your hens sounds like they'd be a lot of fun to watch too. Thanks! Laura
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Traceyk rated for NAPS - October Hello 2018 US on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card!
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Comment: Thanks Talyn for for Moose postcard. Enjoy your week. AnnaL.
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armadillogal rated for P&M Multi View Postcard Swap on May 11, 2018
Comment: Cool horses-thx!
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OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


njstauter on Dec 17, 2016:

Thanks for the very cute bag! For 'Nuts..'

FeeBeeDee on Nov 29, 2016:

I... Just got you as a swap partner. I'm thrilled. I'm currently learning Dutch on the Duolingo app- it's free! We will be moving to the Netherlands in six months from Wisconsin. My biggest problem is figuring out what to do with all of my books.

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

widelo123 on Nov 4, 2016:

Nuts for Sewing Tote Bag Tag Talyn, thank you so much for the cute handmade tote. I am sending this one to my great-grand daughter Genevieve in Florida. It will be so handy for her to keep her American Girl doll and some clothes in it when she goes visiting. Thank you again, Shirley

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

sweetpea22 on Oct 25, 2016:

Thank you for the sticky notepads for the CPG Who likes tag! They're Cute!!!

bjmonroe on Oct 24, 2016:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

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