Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:02 am


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

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

At our house, we leave the Christmas tree up year round....we have it on the ceiling so the cats don't try to climb it when we aren't home.....We add and move around the ornaments through out the year so it's always changing :)

ceiling tree

Looks really cool lit up !


The tree skirt is made from a couple doilies I crocheted and the star is a Death Star Ornament or toy the daughter came up with - we use it to light up the living room during our dark winter months :)


Besides our little store which we make custom tshirts, mugs, coffee cups and such Plus antiques, novelties and Alaska souvenirs, we have an online webpage called Way Up In Alaska (link is at top of profile) and a HUGE eBay store with over 8,000 items - and we are in 1 of our local antique stores.


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.

I have a nice size collection of vintage crafting magazines as well as vintage cookbooks

Have one daughter who is grown up and out living life in New Jersey :)


For pets we have 3 very spoiled cats who enjoy watching the many cool animals that visit our backyard - We have a couple squirrels that visit daily along with ducks in the summer and a few Pine Grosbeaks fly in to scavenge for food and every now and then we see signs that a moose or bear have been through the back yard. Late at night we get owls that like to hunt the little critters (voles which are like tailless mice) and the bigger critters, the bunnies...poor bunnies! But the owls have to eat too - so it's either the owls or the lynx that visit that will get those poor bunnies. We also get red foxes and bats back there too. We left the back yard wild so the critters can be enjoyed and not forced out. We are lucky that the area area we live it's all left wild by the other home-owners and hopefully will stay that way, we enjoy the wildlife viewing.

This past summer we took a 70 day RV trip driving from our little house here in North Pole Alaska through Canada and through the states. We visited 25 states and 9 Canadian Provinces. It's our annual picking trip where we go around buying antiques & Collectibles and whatever else catches our fancy to sell in our stores.


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

Have a few shows on TV I like to watch - Walking Dead, Supernatural - those we don't watch until they come out on DVD though. But have been enjoying Goldbergs, Those who can't, Mysteries at the Museum, Ancient Aliens, Born This way, Love at First Sight, Dr. Dee (she's here in Alaska! :) ) . And whatever else I can have playing in the background while I craft or read through cookbooks and crafting magazines :) One of our recent new likes is This Is Us. such a great show! and I usually don't like dramas

Favorite Crafts

my fav doily

Crochet is my favorite! but love sewing and general crafting. I also make earrings to sell in our store - but crochet is always my go to craft since it's easy to take along on road trips.

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 :)

I do use a Keurig (use the pods and load my own) and loose ground coffee as well - have no preference on what types of drinks I receive :)


Comment: Thank you for the cute and funny card and nice note! Merry Christmas and happy New year!
kygirl rated for Random PC International #12 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: I love how you wrote about where u live! thanks
moosemama rated for WPS - Snow Postcard #2 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Loved seeing the sled dogs!
Sammoning rated for Doodle me a face! PC INT on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard from North pole, and what a cute doodle! Thanks for such a refreshing swap idea, looking forward to a round 2.
Response: Thank you :) glad you had fun with it :) Got one set up for January :)
CindyST rated for Christmas Postcard - Santa on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you :)
MelbourneGirl rated for Postcard Swap - Flowers on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very lovely Forget-Me-Not Flower postcard. It came via Taipei :) and has a "MISSENT TO TAIPEI" stamp on it (which we think only makes it even more lovelier). We wonder what it has seen on it's way! And, we did not know that Forget-Me-Nots were Alaska's state flower! ❀️❀️❀️
Response: Wow! That sure took a nice little side trip/scenic route! ha! How cool that they even stamped it! Glad it arrived :)
03Scarlett rated for Doodle me a face! PC US on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Sheli, I loved this swap and thank you for setting it up. Also loved your little doodle girl ... she's too cute! : )
Response: Thank you :) that was a fun one! I set up another one for January :)
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet H - USA on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Hi! I can honestly say I've never seen a halibut before, so I found this postcard very interesting! We are 40 degrees warmer here at 22 degrees currently. Of course it's 4am and we will get up to nearly 50 during the day today I'm sure. I hope you guys stay warm, and thanks so much for the cool pc!
marclively rated for Happy Notecard November #2 on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Sheli, thanks for the happiness!
Comment: always appreciate a moose card! hope you're staying warm up there! :)
ButterflyLover rated for Winter PC - Best & Worst on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you again for making this swap! I got your card today, I love the igloo! I don't think I could handle -60. It's bad enough when we hit 10 during the day here lol! (we are due to be in the teens at night next week!) β™₯ when the trees are covered too! Have a great week!
Comment: Hey wait a minute - Minnesota's state bird is the Mosquito!
Response: hahah...yeah we got to Minnesota often and those little guys are biters there too!! and LOTS of them! Out where we live we get huge skeeters and lots of them because of all the ponds and swampy areas. They could probably carry off a good size rabbit hahah!!
goinjenny rated for TT&E: PC - letter U on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Chaosfay rated for TT&E: PC - letter U on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: There are 36 different ways to spell my name. I'm very used to people misspelling it.
Response: It's funny, I was named after my cousin and even her mom spelled it differently..crazy :) But then never knew there were more ways to spell Sean either hahah
EllieBeth8 rated for TT&E: PC - letter S on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day! Shelley
Vickyen rated for TT&E: PC - letter T on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Sheli! What an interesting pc - people are always doing what they are not supposed to - sad but true! Huts and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for a sweet pc. I really wish though that the post office would postmark them from Alaska. Ha. Thanks. Y'all can keep the cold and snow...
Response: they didn't postmark it from Alaska? where did they postmark it from?
Fraisepasteque rated for Winter PC - Best & Worst INT on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your lovely Postcard. I wish you a beautiful winter :)
Whippet rated for TT&E: PC - letter S on Nov 27, 2017
CHOWEFACE rated for Winter PC - Best & Worst US on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: whoo! -40 degrees! and here I am complaining about 39 degrees! haha thanks for the card!

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RooBaRoo on Dec 4, 2017:

Hey Sheli! Thank you for the unassigned card. :) & from North Pole, that too! I was hoping someone would send me some snow! :D Thank you very much :)

Gnoe on Nov 14, 2017:

How sweet of you to send me your unassigned card for the WIYM: PC Roulette Nov swap!!! And all the way from the North Pole! (Are you related to Santa? ;) Hugs and kisses from The Netherlands!

Amylord on Nov 4, 2017:

Yes my kitty crackles when he sees the squirrels. :)

user6937 on Oct 31, 2017:

Thank you for the Alaska map card! Glad you liked the Calgary Stampede card you got from me, too. Maybe we'll meet some year :)

Fullsteampowell on Oct 22, 2017:

Thank you for the unassigned Postcard Roulette card!

myancey on Oct 20, 2017:

Thank u for the unassigned. We love Sasquatch. Thanks friend.

Amylord on Sep 25, 2017:

Thanks for the plus one postcard! I love the snow house. It's a pity they never finished it.

myancey on Sep 18, 2017:

Love that we got an unassigned and our assigned pc roulette card on same day!!! Love love the bear. Remind me to share our bear story with ya sometime

myancey on Sep 2, 2017:

we got your Gettysburg pc today! thank u so much. have missed u visiting our mailbox. also got some super sweet teas today! <3

miablancs on Aug 8, 2017:

It is so good to hear from you and to know you are back safe and sound! I missed you and look forward to joining in on your awesome swaps!

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