Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2023 7:13 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2011
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: October 23, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 43 year old wife of 24 years and mother of 9, 7 still at home. I have 4 boys and 5 girls aged 23 down to 10, and one new grandson! 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!

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 a photo of your surroundings and/or info on your part of the world. I'm a geography junkie!

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

I LOVE friendship bracelets! I've worn them since the 3rd grade and will as long as I live!

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



postage stamps (especially UK)

Amish anything

Jewish/Messianic anything






frozen Charlotte



New England


stickers (no school/award related)






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, hibiscus, caramel, vanilla, berry, English Breakfast. I don't usually like green teas.

Please nothing containing pork or pork gelatin. 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:

non-Biblical holiday related items, loose glitter or confetti sprinkled in the envelope, 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.


Comment: Thank you for the postcard and list of 80's shows, I watched all of them except Punky Brewster
Comment: Congratulations Sarah, a job well done. Regardless if it set or not, we are learning so many lessons on our era's way of cooking and eating. Well worth it. Thank you for joining this swap, and tally ho for the next adventure.
Response: Yes, and it's fun! I will give it another go and see if I can make it turn out better.
squince rated for IT'S YOUR CHOICE #12 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Got your super cool cards to pass on :)
nanadiana rated for IT'S YOUR CHOICE #12 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Philly bridge pc . Pretty!
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC!
Comment: Thank you
octobereve930 rated for IT'S YOUR CHOICE #12 on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: the aerial view of busy city area are fascinating. thank you 3/14
Comment: Thank you for the card! You picked some good good shows! My power went out right when I was writing this initially so I am doing it again in case it didn't go through.
Comment: Wow! These Pompeii postcards were cool to look at! I’ll get them signed, and pass them on in the next round. Thanks!
indigo68 rated for Traveling PC's World #72 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Received and ready to pass on around the world!
LilacSilence rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #62 on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Hello Sarah, the bags arrived safely. I will pass them on in the next round!
AnneliesV rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #62 on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sending the bags, I will pass them on in the next round
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: February 2023 TBR progress on Mar 7, 2023
Comment: It is a big new release time of year! I always put my pre-orders on the TBR for the new year.
Bucket rated for R&W: February 2023 TBR progress on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: 2 books read is still progress! :)
Bucket rated for R&W: January 2023 TBR progress on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the update! I definitely made my list longer in January too.
KSENiA rated for R&W: February 2023 TBR progress on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
KSENiA rated for BLC: February What Did You Read? on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
ahywka rated for Travelling book card #54 on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Book Card just arrived :) Thanks, happy swapping and happy reading :)

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mariewilliams810 on Dec 28, 2022:

Thanks so much for sending home my card from the Adventures of the Traveling postcard series! Its so fun to see all the places this card has been!

yvonne401 on Dec 12, 2022:

Thanks for the invite to Christian Housewives! It's great to be here.



mkaylee455 on Oct 22, 2022:

Happy Early Birthday!! <3

MuggleMom on Jun 22, 2022:

Thank you for the extra vintage tourist postcard! xxMuggleMom

AnnaM on Oct 24, 2021:

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Have a wonderful day!

MarHelene on Aug 13, 2021:

Thank you for sending my traveling PC, full, back! It's been traveling for almost 2 years! Thanks!

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!


AnneliesV on Dec 15, 2018:

Thank you Sarah, for returning my stampbag.

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