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lostinavalon

lostinavalon
Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

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

A note on ratings: I usually rate everything once a week on the weekend. This gives me time to really read or look at whatever was sent and appreciate it.

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 am a Torah Observant follower of Yeshua Messiah (aka Jesus). Yes, this means I am a CHRISTIAN by colloquial standards (there's been some confusion here) but I wanted to specify that I am a Hebrew believer in case you are too and we can connect!

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 POSTCARDS! I've revived my Postcrossing addiction and need more to send out!

I'd LOVE to have anything from or about Israel.

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

postcards

England

France

Israel

birds

frozen Charlotte

dolls

Quebec

New England

Victorian

stickers (no school/award related)

maps

stationery

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Oregon

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

lyssathemermaid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!! โค๏ธ Everything was so cute! :-)
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Comment: Thank-you! ๐Ÿ’•
LeftOverDinos rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 13, 2021
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Comment: thank you so so much for everything
EchoLima rated for 5 Things in an envelope on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I loved the catalog card and those stickers were adorable!
squince rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 13, 2021
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Comment: thanks
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Comment: Thanks for sharing + happy reading!
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Comment: thank you for the lovely card. xxxx
katjalves rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #49 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!! Love this swap.
shanaabird rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Winklet rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Loved everything! Thank you!
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Comment: Fun postcard! Looks like you have some Pipstick stickers ;) Thanks so much
samsstuff rated for Stickers and a Sketch - April on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
sunbun rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all the pretty goodies!
Linsoid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks!
Panda1122 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Love love love all the vintage/vintage style items you sent me. Thank you so much
katjalves rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun items!
Sagebrushs rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
KellyR rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful things, thank you!
Brokenwings87 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies

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Comments

mamajoy on May 13, 2021:

Please read the message I sent you. Thanks, Joy

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! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’

Doodlefingers101 on Oct 8, 2018:

Thank you so much I loved the cabbage patch kids cards that brought back good memories ๐Ÿ˜Š

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, Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm new to this but excited to start! :D

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