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HappyMom

HappyMom
Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States
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Nice to meet you!

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Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 67, have been married for 38 years and I'm mom to 2 grown kids, who are still my "babies". I've been pen-palling and swapping all my life and love it!

I love to travel and I'm happy to meet people via snail mail, online and on social!

I live in Virginia, on the east coast of the US...we're 2 hours inland from the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours south of Washington, DC, and 2 hours east of the mountains.

I sell software and digital signage for VISIX, and I'm also excited to be a part of an internet radio station THE BREEZE. I host the mid-day shift, 10 AM - 1 PM Eastern time and invite you to check it out. You can listen right on the website.

In case you're wondering...My name is pronounced the same way as 'what you sign when you rent an apartment': A-LEASE. Now you know 😁 us

Things I love

I ❤️ Summer, hot weather, beaches, lighthouses, tropical flowers, palm trees, trade winds, volcanoes and anything Hawaiian.

Christian themes are welcome. Scripture, devotionals, journals.

Favorite colors: Ocean hues, Jewel tones or Pastels - Bright or soft.

ATC's, Postcards, Pretty stationery.

Anything wine-themed or coffee-themed!

Dogs & puppies, sloths, kittens, pandas, giraffes, owls, deer, eagles, sea life, birds and butterflies.

Handmade things with extra love!

Motivational or cute sayings, stickers, ephemera, stationery, planner and scrapbook supplies, journal supplies, Washi tape.

Papyrus, Rifle Paper Company, Lantern Press, Mary Englebreit, Suzy's Zoo, Hallmark, Dayspring, Punch Studio, Anna Griffin, Current, Life is Good.

I swap Friendship Books, Sticker books and Slams. I prefer "High Quality" or "Nice & Neat" FBs -- No sloppy books with jagged edges please. No label bags, lyrics, FSS, etc.. Thanks for sending nice books - I will do the same!

Other Interests: Scrabble, technology, and photography. I spend way too much time on social media! Look me up!

Postcards

I ❤️ postcards!

**Beaches and tropical scenes

**The Northern Lights

**Hot-air balloons

**Mountains and waterfalls

**Rock-climbing and hiking

**Lantern Press cards

**Lighthouses

**Typography and Graphic Design

**Pretty churches, castles and historic buildings

**Children playing

**Animals

**City skylines

**Handmade art cards welcome

Not a fan of vintage postcards, unless they're from Hawaii.

Favorite Television

Outlander, The Rookie, Call The Midwife, Gray's Anatomy, Chicago Fire/Med, Hawaii 5-0, Shark Tank, Catfish, all the HGTV stuff and House Hunters or Buying Hawaii/Hawaii Life. And, don't ask why, but Married at First Sight, Love Is Blind, The Bachelor and Bachelorette too.

Dislikes

Please note - I'm very sensitive to cigarette smells, so please don't send swaps that have a strong odor.

Kiddie, reward or tiny stickers, poor quality notecards, dark-themed or evil things, out-of-season holiday items, candy or snacks. I don't do Halloween, but I love Fall and Thanksgiving.

Not a fan of the "Silent 5"!

The Golden Rule

Please rate promptly - I promise to do the same!

When I host swaps, I promise to angel any not received. I check profiles and swapping history, as well as rating consistency before assigning partners.

Good communication is key. If you're going to miss a deadline, let me know. I prefer quality over quantity and believe in accountability. If you don't receive something from me, or if you have a question about a swap I host or participate in, please PM or email me.

Overall, I'm easy to please and almost always enjoy and appreciate everything my swap partners share!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the extras!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and the nice pc you included.
debbiespoms rated for SCATTS - N - Round 13 - US Only on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: What a welcome sight to see your PC in my mailbox. Thanks so much for the New Jersey PC and your great "N" answers! I had to giggle a bit about the Nissan minivan under the tree, lol ! That definitely would way too large under there. You asked if we matched any of the answers. Nope, We didn't. yours are original.😀
octobereve930 rated for I SPY Postcard Swap - Hearts on Feb 25, 2024
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Comment: We are in a warm up phase.... we got out of that sub zero nonsense finally. Oh I am glad you love your postal workers... you would HATE mine...Anoka post office is the worst. thank you 1/27
Response: Hahhaha - that was the Postcard talking, not necessarily me! But glad you got the card OK and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you! Will pass along!
Response: Fantastic - thank you!!
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Comment: I do remember Chatty Cathy, although did not have one! Great prompt thanks for hosting! Perfect postcard! Happy mails
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart! Toys have come a long way, haven't they?!
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Comment: Thanks for sending these two cards my way. Love the school theme washi on the envelope.
Response: Glad the swap made it quickly... seems they're either super quick or super slow! And thank you for the heart!
LindaW rated for I SPY Postcard Swap - CHILD on Feb 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard of Myrtle Beach Travel Park. There’s a popular water park near me called, “Wet ‘n Wild.”
Response: Water parks are so much fun for kids - I enjoy them too, especially the Lazy River :)
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hawaii is a match but not in the near future.
Response: LOL - always a dream to get back there for me. Why did I ever leave???? Thanks for the heart!
Aseret25 rated for SCATTS - M - Round 13 - US Only on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the Myrtle Beach postcard - we only had one matching answer. MOM for a tattoo!
Response: Great minds, right?! Thank you for the heart!
KSENiA rated for ESG: A New Recipe #5 on Feb 18, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: You’re welcome. Glad to see you online, and I hope you are OK.
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Comment: thanks for the lovely Valentine!! Loved the card and stickers and postage!! happy mails
Response: You're so welcome. I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day and thanks for the ❤️.
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Comment: will pass along the pcs. Thank you so much for the extras!!
Response: You're quite welcome! Thanks for swapping and for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your thoughts with me.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for hosting these!
Response: Of course - Thanks for being part of the series - and always sending and rating on time. Means a lot! And thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Nice card and I loved your note.
Response: Thanks so much. Glad you liked the card and thank you for the heart!
Cindymt rated for ESG: Spend a day with me! on Feb 8, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sharing and for hosting! Tilly is so cute!
Response: Thanks Cindy :) She's my sweetie for sure - and thnks for the heart!
Vempire rated for ESG: Spend a day with me! on Feb 8, 2024
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Comment: I loved having a look into your daily life. I hope your back will feel better soon, and your dog is the cutest!
Response: Thank you! I'm happy to report that my back is a lot better. Thanks for the heart too and for being part of the group.
mysmashbooklife rated for ESG: Spend a day with me! on Feb 7, 2024
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Comment: Loved seeing your day. And Tilly is so cute. I think every dog loves chicken, haha. I hope your backs feels better!
Response: You're right about the chicken :) And thanks for the kind words. My back is a lot better and I'm so glad. I'm not a good patient!

Rating Overview

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2292 3783 0 0
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Comments

MissChief on Feb 22, 2024:

Guess what arrived today! Your CPG Quickie Sticker Slap #15 from December! and it looks good as new! It definitely brought a smile and I love that you wrote the date 12/9/23 because the postmark is smeared. It must have had a great time out in the real world, haha!

lunatenchi on Feb 20, 2024:

Thank you so much! 💓

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2024:

Hi Ilyse!

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

myancey on Feb 10, 2024:

I cannot believe you Just got b

myancey on Jan 25, 2024:

Super crazy that you just got og B! Glad u got 2 😀 see u in a swap soon

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2024:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a year filled with joy, peace, and prosperity. Step into the New Year with confidence and a heart full of dreams.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2023:

Hi Ilyse! Thanks for the pretty Christmas card with the kind words. You both looked great!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 21, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe Winter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

kiyasu on Dec 10, 2023:

Thank you so much for approving me so promptly!! So I didn't have to have concerns for current group swaps potentially wrapping up by the time I get approved. Much appreciated and thanks for letting me know ^^ Gonna join all current swaps in your group now :D ~ Kiyasu

yvonne401 on Nov 23, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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