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Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: February 28, 2023
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

1/3/2022 Wow! Been awhile since I checked in! We just had a wicked storm come through up here in Alaska. Weird to have a big rainstorm between 2 snowstorms - We wound up losing power for about 3 days!! Am going to try to get back into swaps and hosting a few since it looks like this is another non-travel year for us. Hope everyone is doing well!

1/22/2019 All is fine on this side of the screen other then work is busy with projects - no time to dedicate to swap-bot at the moment. Sorry if I haven't replied to messages - but I have been keeping an eye out and rating any cards that come in.

12/13/2018 Have been rating as the cards come in, so all caught up if you are wondering if I received something...hasn't gotten here yet :) Busy with work so haven't had time to set up / join swaps just yet...

Hi, My name is Sheli - I've lived in Alaska most all my life. My husband and I own and work in our little store called Alaska Transfers & Design in Fairbanks and live in the next town over named North Pole - and yes there is a Santa Claus house! Even reindeer! Some of the town is decorated year round and we have candy cane street lights.

north pole

Besides our little store which we make custom tshirts, mugs, coffee cups and such Plus antiques, novelties and Alaska souvenirs, we sell on eBay (have over 15,000 items listed in our Way Up In Alaska eBay Store (link is at top of profile)

We send and receive all of our mail from our store in Fairbanks since it's more secure than our roadside mailbox out in North Pole.

We enjoy spending the summers traveling in state as well as traveling through Canada on our way to visit the lower 48 to go antiquing and just seeing the sights.

Have one daughter who is grown up and out living life in with her awesome guy and kitty :)

For pets we have 3 very spoiled cats who enjoy watching the many cool animals that visit our backyard - We are lucky that the area area we live is all left wild by the other home-owners and hopefully will stay that way, we enjoy the wildlife viewing. This summer we've had a boom year of bunnies! So the owls have been hanging around looking for a quick meal! Have had a few moose that came by for little visits and signs that possibly a fox or lynx was coming through too.

Favorite Books

Vintage cookbooks - have a few hundred in my library so far

crafting books - I have been collecting workbasket magazines. The older coats & clark ones are another line I collect and general crafting magazines too. The ads in the older books are great!

For book reading, Love the Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children series. Over the summer while we were on our trip, I read The Help ( I loved the movie and love the book even more!)

Favorite Movies

Don't really have a favorite genre, hard to pick a favorite movie, but Elf is always funny! :) So is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story ( I do really love Christmas movie maybe it's because I live in North Pole Alaska ahaha!! ) Love a good mystery, documentary, or action filled movie - and old movies are great to watch too :) Horror is my good ol' standby when I can't find a movie I want to watch

Favorite Television

We did the big cut the cord move and went and bought a Roku...TV is soooo much better !! :) I love watching older BBC shows - have re-watched the whole Call the Midwife series - Love it! Now we've been skimming through youtube channel watching walk throughs of RV's looking for our next one :)

Favorite Crafts

Crochet is my favorite! I do other misc crafts, but crochet is my fav! Oh unless cooking is still considered a craft :) Love cooking, don't get to do much fancy stuff since it's just us, but if I find a fun recipe that I want to try out from my cookbook collection, I give it a whirl!

**In 2021 I picked up a couple new crafts - diamond painting and building miniatures. One thing I really love about miniatures, is I rule over all that happen in that little world haha! Fun building the little neighborhood and decorating each house / room up :)

Swap preferences

I have no real preferences when it comes to swapping - but some info about me to help you make a choice - if those other categories didn't help out here is a bit more :)

I am not religious in the slightest

I love animals (cats especially)

Love vintage cookbooks, crafting magainzes/books, ads, recipes

enjoy old photos - i buy them randomly - no real theme to them, quirky or creepy ones are my fav though

Holidays especially Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite

favorite scent - baking cookies, cinnamon, citrus

We travel out of Alaska often in our RV so love RV themed goodies since we spend 70 days a summer living in it.

am a coffee and tea drinker - and am not choosey on flavors, always fun to try something new :)


Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard that arrived safely. I love it.
ArtsyEm rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill PC INT on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you! So sorry for the late rating.
Comment: Belgian Waffles are just better. Why is that? Happy Holidays!
cookies37 rated for Slap A Stamp On It - US Nov 2018 on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Shell ~ Great pc of Juneau, love getting to know about Alaska. I didn’t realize you couldn’t drive there. Thanks so much for the pc, take care, Judy
suepier rated for NAPS - November Hello 2018 INT on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great wolf postcard.
suepier rated for Slap A Stamp On It - INT Nov 2018 on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great multiview from Alaska.
ahnlynn rated for How's The Weather Today PC US on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks! stay warm!
Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 📬
mejulia rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Nov 2018) on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Beautiful postcard, thank you.
CheyanneB rated for Doodle me a face PC INT on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry for the delayed rating - I just found the postcard you sent me in amongst some catalogues at my house. I guess I received it a long time ago but my husband failed to let me know. THANK YOU!!
MrsKytes rated for Postcard Roulette on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I cannot imagine what -60 degrees feels like. I could barely handle the Michigan winters!
BrendaB rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2018 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Mmmmm...waffles! :D
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 12 on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the sheep! Lucky you with the snow, but I am loving the sunshine here is So Cal. Shorts weather today!
nannydino rated for NAPS - Hello Stranger PC on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Hi Sheli thank you for the Alaskan wildlife PC.Also I will check out the website: sendsomething.net Take very good care Happy Autumn swapping peace love light
cookies37 rated for NAPS - November Hello 2018 US on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Hi Sheli! Thanks so much for the cute Thanksgiving card and cute stickers& washi tape. I would love to see Alaska! Your state and Hawaii are the only two states I haven't been to! Old former semi driver here, lol Yes, Thanksgiving is already tomorrow. My two great-great nieces are coming today to help cook and of course Bake. We always make the same recipes. I envy you traveling everywhere in your RV, sounds like so much fun! Thanks again & have a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Judy
Comment: Thank you for your chatty notecard! T-day sounds like it will be delicious at your house! I hope you have a great time!
Comment: Sheli, thank you for yet another great Alaskan postcard. Shirley
katmandu rated for Scattergories PC Swap - T - US only on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Love the Alaska PC. I'll have to take your "advice" from your Lottery win purchase and visit one day! Thank you!
Traceyk rated for NAPS - I Spy...PC #2 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: OMG - I laughed soooo hard when you wrote "20* Nice day!" Today was 79* here. Thanks for the neat swap! I saw the word cafe!!!!!
Comment: Awwww! Snow ... and a gray wolf! Love it! Thank you :) :) ❤️

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CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

PamPei on Dec 19, 2018:

Loved your card <3 I can't believe the weather there, with 53ºF I'm already freezing XD.

Hope you have a great Xmas and a Amazing New Year.

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


myancey on Oct 22, 2018:

HAS my pc made it yet? I mailed it last Sunday

myancey on Oct 13, 2018:

Just realized I haven't mailed your package yet. Eek. Will do Monday

babypansy on Aug 8, 2018:


Have a great day!!!! 🍀


myancey on Jul 3, 2018:

glad to see u back!!! :) i have a few swaps ending in next few days!!! i will join yours as soon as i dwindle down.

myancey on Apr 24, 2018:

thinking bout u and missing you here

myancey on Mar 5, 2018:

Got your just cause pc today showing glacier bay national park. How pretty! Thanks bunches. Have a good day.

ReadMoreBooks33 on Feb 14, 2018:

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