Comment: Hope, thank you for making me feel welcome on Swap-Bot, I'm excited to join in some fun swapping with others who share some of the same interests as I do. Thank you for making this a good experience. :)
Response: Oh, Darling, You are sooooo welcome!! My Pleasure!!
Comment: Hi Hope! I enjoyed reading your answers for the questions. Oh and YES to pumpkin spice for me too! In fact the other night I found some pumpkin spice coffee and have made a pot every day since. It's so good! Also I just finished a bottle of Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer (which was way good but though the calories are only 35 per spoonful, by the time I was done putting spoonfuls in (5-6 of them!), the calories were a whole lot more than 35. 😂 Have an awesome week. 💕💕💕
Response: Oh Miss Scarlett I have missed your Sense of Humor!! HAHA!! Your funny I have been through TWO bottles of creamer like it was a chocolate bar.. And hubs is buying me pumpkin coffee on payday (He just doesnt know it yet) LOL Have a good week!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful, summery cards - they are soooo cute!
You mentioned that you made some stickers for me, but unfortunately, they must have fallen out of the envelope because it arrived ripped and open on the right bottom. Well, that's what happens sometimes - one time I lost an entire envelope full of postcards that I know I sent, but it probably burst in the post office machines and got eaten up!
Response: I did make stickers BUT I should have mentioned I put them on the card LOL!! It was my first time making them and I was really Jazzed up!! LOL
Comment: You are just the Best Thank you for the lovely items and Yes they will be used...thank you so much & Enjoy your "free" time!!!
Response: I am soo glad you liked them I wasnt sure!! I enjoy the friendship we have made this past few weeks and I wanted to send you something nice but it was crunch time so I STUFFED the envie LOL!!
Comment: Thank you for your scripture index card and the extra card too:) I like the soft color tones on the verse card. Thanks for joining the swap:)
Response: Im glad you enjoyed it!! I just learned how to make that card and I am still learning to make shakers!! I got glitter all OVER the HOUSE because I dumped it UPSIDE down!! UGH!
I am glad you liked the ACTUAL swap though!! I made it on my cricut!! I am still new!! getting used to sizing!! LOL
Comment: It is so funny! My dog wants to chew on bottles as well! Thank you for sharing!
Response: I don't know what it is about it!! But HEY! Free TOY!! LOL my Last dog at my parents house loved them too!! BEGGED for them so we tried it with Nevi and SHE LOVES THEM!! Will take a bottle filled with water if your not careful!! LOL
Comment: Thank you for sharing...I have had similiar experiences with churches but I kept looking until I found a good Bible-based Church. If anything changes, I will move on again. So keep searching until you find what you are looking for. Also, I am a fanatic about all my dogs & cat. I have been rescuing for about ten years. Hugs & have a Blessed Day.
Comment: Thank you again, for yet another great email. All this food talk is making me hungry. I have yet to anything. I'm bad girl & don't eat breakfast or lunch. I have always been this way for yrs. & yrs. now. I do eat supper though, just not that much. but I think I'll grab a Rice cake now, ha! Anyway, Loved your answers ! Esp. for the Lobster or Caviar. I tried Caviar & that was last time too, yuck! But give me a lobster any day. Been yrs. since I had one. They are so expensive to buy at the store and even worse at a restaurant. Expensive for me anyway, since I'm on Social Security Disability. Oh, and thank you too, for the cute Emoji's. Was perfect for this swap & a good idea.😊 Another thing, I don't believe I've heard of Joanna Gaines. But then, I don't really watch cooking shows. I did try to watch Gordon Ramsey once & only once. I can't stand that man! He's so rude & foul mouthed. I do watch baking shows however. I love to bake! Well, It's time to stop blabbing & get a move on & get to my doctor appt. Stay well & have a wonderful day!
Response: Joanna Gaines is from fixer upper. She started another show magnolias table I think it's called and it is all food. Yummm! Southern cooking. Even yummier. For the average person double score!
Comment: Thanks so much Hope for your so enjoyable list! I very enjoyed reading what you put down. This sure is fun to do! I agree, some of the drinks I have never heard of. Like Bubble. Say what? Hee hee! Was nice to have you for a partner again! Have a good evening and happy swapping!😀
Comment: We matched on all but one answer. So fun! Have a great day! The one we didn't match on was Have a pet tiger or pet panda. I was born in the year of the tiger, so I picked that one. Although I do think Panda's are quite adorable. lol
Response: That's sooooo Neat!!! I wonder what the one was??
Comment: When I saw the questions, I thought "oh no, school stuff" lol. Funny how quickly the brain forgets things you don't use :D I loved your list and found some new to me songs I will definitely be checking out! Happy weekend to you!
Response: School stuff? Do you mean how I format the Q&A?? Its easier for me to see stuff like that!! LOL It's just how my brain works!!
Comment: Hi, Hope, Thanks so much. Loved the little raccoon. I had two this summer, Mooncloud and Moonbeam. They are so cute. They come on my porch and eat cat food. I also had a possum, Visi. Take care.
Response: My Husband Helped with that one!! I just got soo bogged down with everything!! I am sooo sorry But thank you!!
Comment: Hope thanks for your answers. Congratulations on fostering. Awesome to hear this. Sorry to hear bout your mom. I’ve been married twice and I often find sharing a bed and finances to be really hard. My thanksgiving traditions have changed over the years. I hope u have an awesome day!!!!! Take care
Comment: Thank you for both pictures. I like how you both used different colors on the pumpkins. Tell your husband thank your for coloring one also
Response: LOL Thanks you!! He just came home from work and was like I like that picture I am Gonna color it!! And I was like THATS MY SWAP!! HAHA!! So we colored it together!! HAHA!! He went traditional I went All Modern Farmhouse
Comment: Thank you so much. My nieces and nephews love to go to the bookstore with and I will say "Okay, everybody pick out 2 books. " and they do then the begging starts. "Can I have just one more pleeezze!"
There's 4 kids. Their mom is really a pushover, worse than me. We usually leave with sacks of books and an empty wallet. Lol! Have a great day. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you Hope for everything you included in this swap. I love all of it. You went above and beyond. I really enjoyed this swap. This was a fun swap. Looking forward in doing more of your swaps!!
Response: I hope you enjoyed this swap!! And worth the Wait!!
Comment: Wow, you probably got some good grades at school for your handwriting, that was very readable.^_^ And lol also dislike spaghetti while my hubby loves it.XD Never heard of a Christian movement that also does the Sabbath on Saturday. I know it's normally Jewish. Can I ask which one it is? No worries, just curious. Thanks for sharing.:)
Response: Seventh Day Adventist!! And Thanks About My Writing!! Also I should mention there are many faiths (i.e. Baptist, Methodist, Non-denom and so on) that observe Sabbath on Saturday.
Comment: Thank you for the faithdex, love that verse. ❤️
Response: I was working on the Faithdex #1 last month and I found this verse it was floating around the house. and when I was about to make it COULDNT FIND IT!! HAAHA!! So finally found it and was soooo excited!! I hope you liked it SIMPLE but to the point!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing - I am a Texan, that now lives in MO, so I have lived on both sides of AR but never in AR - Visited many different places there and have tried to dig up that Big diamond...hahaha.
Comment: Enjoyed your bicycle Faithdex! Thank you for putting this swap together for me. I always have enjoyed bicycling. Especially when I was a little girl with my brother and neighborhood friends. Such fun memories!
Response: ME TOO!! With my little Cousins!! I am 9 months younger then Jesse (Boy) and his sister is two years younger than him But her birthday is 5 days before mine. Just realized how connected we are. I love them very much the saying cousins are your first friends is VERY true. and WE LOVED going on BIKE ADVENTURES!!
Comment: I like all the cards that you made. Those were nice pictures. I love those poppies!
Response: Thank you!! My Papa (Maternal Grandfather) used to get a veterans poppy every year from the VA!! I wanted to thank you for doing this swap and thinking of doing the print outs because I was able to come across the poppies and share the memories with you!!
Comment: Dear Hope, thank you for the lovely self-care pack you sent me. I had to hide the pom pom paper clips from my kitten. He went crazy over those. HAHA. The cow tails and breakfast bars tasted great. All the cards, pens, face mask, lip balm, oh my! Everything is so nice. Thank you for joining my swap! <3
Response: You are welcome!! I had fun at the DOLLAR HOLLAR TREE!! LOL!! It has been a long time hubs has aloud me to go into dollar tree to shop for whatever LOL So I DID!! LOL!! glad you liked it
Comment: Hi Hope , thanks for the photos. Lovely idea of yours to celebrate the women in your life with a mothers day photo display, wonderful. Good feeling to get your hair cut, I got mine done two weeks ago, See you in more swaps. God bless,
Response: Thank you!! The hair is already growing back and the photo just got changed on my facebook HAHA!! DOG DAYS OF SUMMER have hit our household HARD!! LOL!!
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I can’t say that I’ve actually visited Blairstown but I did hike the portion of the Appalachian Trail that goes through Worthington State Forest, which I think skirts the town. That is some beautiful country.
Response: i heard of Worthington state Park But Have NO IDEA HAHAHA. If I am right I think its on the same road as mine KINDA!! Im one of those people take a left on main street WHERE at the McD OHHHH WHY DIDNT YOU JUST SAY SOOOOO!!!! LOL
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome card. I absolutely love the lemonade card adorable. Thank you so much for the personal touch and for joining my swap. Happy swapping until we swap again.
Response: OH MY!! I made the lemon card BEFORE I knew who I was swapping too. BUT I knew I HADDDDD To use that LEMON paper!!! does that ever happen to you!!! Where its like clicking and you don't know why LOL
Comment: Hi Hope, sorry for the late rating. Some how I missed your email in swap bot. Thanks for sharing and yes I agree with you about Ruth. Where you will go I will go. Dont know if I would be able to say that to anyone. God bless,
Comment: Thanks for reminding me about this scripture. There is a time for everything and a season which I think means that even as Christians we are going to go through seasons whether we like it or not. The bonus for us is that we have God with us. Amen,
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful, cheerful mail. I love the colors you chose. The journal is awesome. I love peacocks.And I'm going to use the recipe cards in my vintage recipe book I'm working on. Thank you for putting so much thought into this and for making me smile.
Comment: Thanks so much for joining in the 100-Acre Fun! We had 24 players in all & 6 of the WOODS characters represented as follows:
- Seven Winnie-the-Pooh‘s
- Five Tiggers
- Four Christopher Robin‘s
- Three each of Owls & Rabbits
- Two Eeyore’s
Response: That's cool!! Thanks for doing the answers like that. I might have to steal that!! I did take an idea similar to yours and did bible women. Loved the idea
Comment: Have you had any luck on Mericari lately? It seems that the only things Ive been able to sell has been educational items. No one seems to want clothes right now. Anyway good luck on the giveaway.
Response: No i have not. Everyone is liking everything but not selling anything. I sell paper crafts on it. But we will see. Good Luck to you too!!
Comment: I miss my mom too! She passed away in 2003. Hope your electricity is back on by now! Oh my goodness! about the tornado! Hope all is getting back to normal soon! Yes, things used to seem easier. Meanwhile... Stay Safe and Healthy!
Comment: Thanks for playing. I always thought Dr Grey looked liked she was crying all the time, her eyes were watery all the time. But then if you were a DR and not getting sleep. I liked her sister a lot. and that arrogant DR. Mrsteamy? I stopped watching that show, but my 21 year old daughter filled me in on the happenings even when I didnt want to know. LIKE they all die.
Response: Well I should have mentioned I stopped watching like 7 years ago. Bc I don't watch much tv anymore.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your worries & concerns...it is a very valid thing to worry about. My friend is also thinking that this is the beginning of the End of Times..it petrifies me!!!! Hang in there! You got this!
Comment: Hi Hope,
I apologize for the wait you have had in receiving this rating. You did a really nice job in creating your own envelopes first and then creating the envelope flip book that would work for you. I also really appreciate all the items(playing cards, stickers, tags, ATC papers, and envelopes, and more)you sent in the flip book and in addition to the flip book. Thank you again for all you did for this swap for me.
Comment: What an honest letter. Thank you. When my husband and I were volunteering for Special Olympics, everyone went home after practice, and we went home alone. We decided to start fostering. We couldn't do the State agencies bc we work for a winery and were renting, so we couldn't lock up all the alcohol and reformat our windows. So we found an org focused on Building Family together, not just replacing the kid. So our respite care is time that helps the parents, like of they need support for weeks, days, months. Weve been doing weekends and school drop off pick up.
Response: That is really NEAT!! Thanks for sharing
Comment: Thank you for sharing your memories about your mother's pranks :) I had a good time making pranks on my 6-year-old this year, we got some good laughs :) I try to keep it fun, nothing that would actually make him angry or disappointed.
Response: The answer to the Morning Corny was Meatball. Lol duh I forgot to right the answer. Haha
Comment: Thank you for your typed answers. They were great! Most people here are save at home. My husband worked early this morning and came home to do some more work on his work laptop. We are relaxing and watching television.
Comment: Thanks so much for your answers, Hope. I can totally relate to you with wearing sandals ... if I didn't have winter here to deal with, I'd be wearing my sandals every day too! (Of course, I do wear them in our building but just not outside when it's snowy or cold out. lol)
Response: Jesus wore Sandals 24/7 why cant we!! LOL
Comment: First of all, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being for graceFul with the swaps! This is a very chaotic season.
Hope, Thank you for all of the work you put into the faithdex card, this was beautiful! I really enjoyed the meaning behind the name.
Hope changes everything! I am certain that you are indeed a beacon of Light for your Family. Thank you so much for participating!!
Comment: Hello Hope, thanks for your sharing. I think the lie is that you have been on many missions outside of the US? Sorry to hear that you have been unwell so far this year . I too am a Christian . Blessings to you, your hubby and lovely dog. God bless.
Response: I guess I am not as clever as I thought I was HAHA YOU BOTH GOT IT!!
Comment: Aloha and mahalo for the great article! We are a military family so it did make an impact here! I'm retired from the USAF & my hubby is still plugging away in the USAF for one or 2 more years until he wants to retire also, lol. Thank your brother from our ohana for his service and sacrifice - I'm glad he was bestowed the PH for his undeniable courage! xx
Comment: Thank you so much for the Beautiful book marks!!! I love Dr. Suess, what an awesome idea on how you made that and the other one with the beautiful pearls, just beautiful !!! No worries on being late, stuff happens, mail gets lost, I don’t stress over little things, i have Metastatic breast cancer and to stress over small things is crazy to me....thank you and have a great weekend....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am sorry about to hear about your Cancer CANCER SUCKS!! LOL just thought that was fitting LOL I am sooooo PLEASED you liked my Book marks!! LOL Thank YOU!!
Comment: Hope, all three trips sound like awesome ones and I hope you'll be able to go back to your hometown and take your husband, go visit your uncle and your grandma and also to be able to someday go to Waco as well!
Comment: Sometimes it's so hard to be on a strict budget when you just want to give your loved ones the world! I hope you and Kyle have a wonderful sunny Valentine's Day and are able to find sweet [cheap/free] ways to show your love for each other.
Response: aww we have thank you!! Your message has touched my Heart!!
Comment: So, When did you start Pen Palling? Do you write letters? You didn't say and i was curious...
Response: I think I did more swapping Im more of an emailer and texter. I met a Friend on here the first time when I had my PO and we are meeting for the first time NEXT week We Facebook and Chat and swap but rarely just letters. Letters in our swaps. lol At First. LOL But Im willing to swap (PENPAL) with anyone. I just feel Like Im not good at it and would need someone who is GREAT at it to teach me!!
Comment: Thank you so much for creating this series of swaps. I really like that several of the pins on your "Inspirational Quotes - 11/7" board are Christian based. Thank you for sharing this board with me.
Response: Oh Thank You!! You are SOOOO sweet!! You have a GREAT New Year!!
Comment: so much cute creative craftiness luv being able to watch those peppermint patti ads i totally missed back whennice videos (tho' music i can't benefit from hearing)
thanks so much for giving me fresh views on youtube!
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter. It was inspiring. I suffer from many of the exact same challenges, but all your sentences end in "LOL". I tend to end mine with a :( and I took your letter as a sign that it's all in how I look at things! Happy Thanksgiving....
Response: AWWW!! Please Dont!! I realized after being dealt crap during the past 5 years, you can either dwell in your problems, IGNORE your problems OR just Survive and Thrive!! I think Im working on the THriving and in the spurts of thriving Im IGNORING LOL!!
Have a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Comment: I really loved looking at your pins. Even though I'm not a Christian, I feel that a lot of your pins resonated on a certain level with me. They felt like they transcended religion, really. There were a lot of great quotes to take to heart.
Response: Thank you!! I am glad you were Diplomatic in your answer and it was heart felt. I like that you didn't just hate them because you were NOT Christian!! Thank you!!
Comment: I love your board. I am fascinated by cake decorating (love yo watch Cake Boss and similar shows ), but I only do simple decorations myself (piping borders, flowers and words). Thanks for sharing! 😊💗
Response: Thank you I am very basic too these days I am a knife and finger and tongue lol. Now that im not getting Graded LOL
Comment: I feel you on having to carry so many medical supplies! I have a galaxy bag like your elephant bag where I keep all of my medicine and devices. Really enjoyed seeing what was in your purse. Loved the bookmarks! So cute.
Response: Thank you Sooooo Much!! This was a Fun swap!! I should PROBABLY Start carry that stuff in my elephant pouch!! LOL Never thought of it!! LOL Thanks for the Tip!!