Comment: Thanks for doing this for me! Your idea of using a movie case was really cute! I'll make use of it, too. Very clever. My 10 year old grandson asked me what the movie was when he saw the case...he got a giggle out of discovering there was no movie in that case!
Comment: Wow, you really did a beautiful job of documenting and reflecting on your journey through "Sticking to the Budget" for two weeks.
I wish I had documented like you did. I used more symbols and creative twist to my journey.
You did very well and you will get there for sure.
This sounds like a strange question. Do you need your journal back?
I struggled a lot with my budget for early January, didn't do great journaling, just happy to start the process of writing down. I loose receipts all the time so I didn't have many to speak of in my journal, but I did reflect on the spending and where I need to focus. I also embelish with stickers that represented the budget process and included articles that I was reading.
Hopefully my partner will understand my process. Haven't heard back but given the East Coast and other parts of the country had horrible winter storms, thus the mail not moving through.
I am giving her through Friday to rate me and then I will nudge her gently. I have been away and I am due back in town Wednesday, can't imagine the mail pile I am going to encountered.
Your journal is a beautiful example of how to journal and what. I plan to start a full writing journal today on my budget so I stay on target for retirement in September. Trying to cut back to retirement level budget - very hard to do.
Response: Thank you. And no, I don't need it back. I hope I'm better able to stick to my budget as I journal my spending thru each month. :)
Comment: Yes it does seem we have a lot in common. I will write ya back but I am a bit behind so it maybe in a couple of weeks or so. Hope you don't mind that. Happy swapping! Not sure if have Dark Slayer or not i will check my books =D
Response: Just let me know. If you'd like it I can send it.
Comment: Mandi! Thanks so much for the lovely Intro Zine and bonus happy card! I am so lucky to have you as my first swap partner and I have learned so much about good swapping practices from your entire package. As for the content, I feel so much warmth and passion from the zine and I am looking forward to getting to know you better! Also, thank you for making this opportunity available to newbies - it was great to get started right away! Now I am going to start thinking about answers to your questions and send something out to you soon! Take care!
Response: So glad you got it and liked it! Looking forward to a reply. Check out the group I have created for pen pal zines! I'll be hosting another round of this swap soon as well. Have fun on Swap-Bot. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much! My best friend has read all of this series and keeps pressuring me to join in. Perhaps your letter is that final nudge, so she thanks you as well! Thanks also for going through the trouble of typing it out (I have a Kindle, too).
Response: I started with The Other Boleyn Girl several years ago, before the movie came out. It was 100 times better than the movie by the way. I decided recently to read the series and am enjoying The Constant Princess so far. If you read them, hope you enjoy them. Happy swapping.
Response: I am so terribly sorry I am just now responding to this. I went thru a divorce and many other life changes and I'm guessing this package went missing. If you log back in to Swap-Bot and see this, or your PM I sent, please contact me and I will gladly make another and send it to you, with tracking this time. 11/03/2015
Comment: sorry (i guess it didn't save it when i first wrote it so here goes, the second times the charm?) - I loved what you sent :), but the most amazing (have to admit) were a few PC that were simply... briliant (simply put) - the best pics i've ever seen on a PC (ever)!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you got the package and that you enjoyed the PCs!
Comment: Hi Mandi: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard of Fort Myers Beach. My grandfather, who passed away in 1975 used to live down there during the winter months. He loved it there, and after seeing your post card, I can understand why! It's a beautiful place. Thanks again, Have a great weekend, and Happy Swapping! :)
Response: :) I visited there for a week with my mom last October. It was wonderful. I'd love to move there.
Comment: THANK YOU for the cute dog ... Hannah has named him Muttie!!!
Response: I would have replied to your rating sooner but I have been in bed sick w/a fever of 103! I am so glad you both like the dog! It was my first ami of that size. I've only made small ones before. Hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Thanks for the re-send my dear! I used to work in a bookstore (the ill fated Borders) and those books were really popular. The series is right up my alley and I bought the first book but never had the chance to read it! Hopefully I can start sooner rather than later since there's so many books in the series! Thanks for resending and Happy Swapping!
Response: Yes, they're quite popular! Warning, though, the series gets slightly... erotic... in the middle! The author is finally getting back on track though. LOL
Comment: I'm glad that you think philosophy is interesting. I love reading and studying this subject matter. Thank you for your invite to join pinterest. For now I find a girl that is going to invite me soon. Thank you again!
Comment: Your answers made me giggle! I also like the sweet tea vodka. Its so easy to drink when I'm around my family because they think I'm just drinking iced tea! LOL Thanks for joining and happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks heaps for the site. Good luck with your amis. Once you start it does come together pretty quickly. I have only been doing it for six months and when I compair the first ones to the recent ones the difference is amazing.
Response: I made a granny square last night, and it took me an hour! But it was only Day 2 of my learning how to crochet, so I know it will get easier.
Comment: WHAT A FUN PACKAGE! You did an excellent job! Thanks for reading my profile and compiling a great package! Thanks for sending me my first ATC's and Colt will have much fun gluing the box top to his worksheet! Billions of hearts!
Response: I had a BLAST putting the package together! We'll have to do this again sometime!
Comment: LOVE the stamps!!! You sure you want to part with the heart-shaped one??? Thanks so much!
Response: I LOVE the heart shaped one but I didn't want to make an ATC with it (as it wouldn't fit my typical style of ATC) and that is what I do with all my used stamps, so I decided it would be best to pass it on to someone who would love it as much as I do! :-)
Comment: Very nice swap-neat and fun to read! Thanks so much for the stickers for my kids too. I really enjoyed reading about your life and appreciate the effort you put into this swap-I look forward to swapping with you again sometime! You single-handedly restored my faith in journal swappers :)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the journal! It was my first so I was trying to make sure it was neat & well put together. :-) I'm glad you have faith in journal swaps once again! It's terrible when someone gets flaked on!
Comment: Your ATC's are very nice -- they don't look like a beginner's work to me! I especially like the Italy one, as we lived in Sicily for 2 years before moving to AZ, and the Paris one also strikes a chord because I majored in French at the Univ. of Alaska/Fairbanks! Keep up the good work, and happy swapping!
Response: I'm glad you like the cards! :-) Let me know if you ever want to do a private swap.
Comment: Being crafty is fun. You should give it a try! I learn how to do most things by reading about it in a book or finding a tutorial online. ATCs are a great place to start..you should find a newbie friendly ATC swap. Thanks for making my profile less lonely.
Comment: Thank you Mandi for the interesting letter and the extras! My daughter thanks you very much for the stamps for her church's mission. I am down with a terrible cold, but as soon as I am better, I will get a letter back to you. Hugs!