Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 3:17 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: January 19, 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 23 year old son, and a Shiba Inu dog named Sadie Sue. 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 Toyota Dolphin RV 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, crochet leprosy bandages, knit hats for 'Coats for Kids' 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,
    • knitting hats for charity with a loom.
    • 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 Chime

  • 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 13 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

  • www.leprosybandages.blogspot.

  • 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)


Highlander18 rated for P&M alphabet postcard swap (A) on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you, one of my favorite cards for snow and action in the winter.
Response: ;o)
CraftyMailer rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC US on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: ;o)
PostcardAl rated for Big City Tourist Postcard - USA on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Hello Talyn -- thanks for the card from Seattle. I've only been there once, but it was a nice stay in a nice hotel on someone else's dime -- haha Best, al
Response: Haha
user3654 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #11 on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: I had to help my stepdaughter bake 35 dozen cookies for a bake sale/charity drive. I feel your pain! Happy holidays!
Response: Wow! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
Response: ;o)
Peaches12 rated for Christmas Card with a Snowman on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman card and the flower. Merry Christmas!
Response: ;o)
marinda rated for U.G.C. PC-Holiday Edition #3 on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas
Response: ;o)
NaitomeaMinx rated for Christmas Card with a Snowman on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness we have snow to spare snow! I'll share! Anywhoodle, adorable card thank you so much, and have a happy and festive holiday season (despite your lack of snow. It's still early yet and if Texas could get some the odds might still yet be in your favor.).
Response: ;o)
naturenerd3 rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you much. Merry Christmas
Response: ;o)
Comment: Hi Talyn! What a cute Christmas pc! Wow, on the cookies - wish I was there to get a few! I do love cookies and for some reason at Christmas they tasted even better! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: ;o)
Comment: I thank you Talyn, for such a beautiful Winterland Christmas card! I just love it and can picture myself walking through the card, just like you ! Happy Holidays !
Response: ;o)
Comment: Love the cards!!! It's not as cold as there, I don't like it and just want my sunny days back. Thank you!
Response: ;o)
PeggyO rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - I - USA on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for an Idaho card for the letter "I." I want VERY much to see Idaho sometime soon. My father was offered a job as a park ranger at the end of WW 2, but in his family, the only honorable job was farming and they went home to work for his father until they could get enough $$ to lease a farm on their own. I've often wondered how different our life could have been with a good job, benefits, retirement, etc. rather than barely surviving but for food grown and preserved from gardens and our own milk, eggs, etc. AND we'd have been living in the beauty of Idaho! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: ;o)
CHOWEFACE rated for WPS - Snow Postcard #2 on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: lots of snow on this card! haha
Response: ;o)
marinda rated for WIYM: Christmas Card with a CAT-USA on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Ha Ha! Very funny, great card! I love the pile of cats!
Response: 😁
MissBrenda rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great card! I hope everyone, including the dog is feeling better! Merry Christmas to you all! Happy swapping.....
Response: ;o)
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas PC and note. Hope your got all your gifts wrapped. I haven't started yet. Of course I don't have them all yet either. Have bought for girls but not the boys yet.
Response: ;o)
Comment: Thank you Talyn for the smiling Snowman & Merry Christmas greeting PC you sent to me for the swap! Yes, my family & I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy December!
Response: ;o)
Chaosfay rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet H - USA on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Never been to Hong Kong. I've seen it in movies though!
Response: ;o)
NiniJae rated for Christmas Card w/ an Animal on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Awww ... Thank you for sending me your card with the kitty! Very sweet. I like dogs, too, and this is a super cute card. Happy holidays! :D
Response: ;o)

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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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