Comment: Thanks for the postcard, a blast from the past as I lived there right up the road from the beach for a short spell! It was a weird situation and I had the worst migraines ever there...so in spite of the romance of it all I was glad to head back east! At the time Colorado was as east as I went. Been in Vermont now 19 years! What fun to be reminded of good old Laguna Beach! So it's all built up and citified..?
Comment: I do in fact love the stamp! And the postcard. What an interesting plant, or whatever it's called. So do the fireworks ever drive you nuts, or are you just used to them now? Sounds beautiful being able to watch them whenever. Also intriguing - professional Girl Scout. Anyway, thanks so much!
Comment: Dear Julia,
Thank you for your postcard with your lovely, happy message. I hope you husband had a good trip.
P.S I love the scratch and sniff stamp; I have never seen anything like that before.
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes, Julia. Your envelope made me smile. 1) I grew up in Anaheim and noticed your return address and 2) your handwriting looks exactly like my grandma's who passed away many years ago. Happy memories on both counts!
Comment: Love the coaster. Did you make it??? Can't wait to try the tea. I haven't read any of the books that were on your shelf...so I'm going to add them to my list of books to read. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Merci beaucoup for the postcard! I really like the stamps you used. The Art of Magic one is just too cute. It must be pretty interesting living that close Disneyland! Whenever I go to a place like that I always look around at the houses/apartments nearby and wonder what it's like to live so close. Thanx again!
Comment: Love the stamps on your card!Thank you for the really nice multi of souther California. I am jealous of your firework viewing!!!! I went to Disneyland in the 70s. I recall meeting Goofy! Have a nice day.
Comment: Love your PC. Writng letters to brighten ones days is a gift from the heart. I know theses letters bring sunshine into the lives you send too. It's truly a blessing for you both. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Good afternoon, Julia! Thank you so much for the beautiful mail and in-depth description of your weekend. It sounded so fun and pleasant to hear about your barbecue and letter-writing, and I hope you had fun at the Padres game! I'm not a Padres fan, but the stadium is so beautiful that I really love going to their games when they play a team I love. I used to live in Los Angeles, and I'm an Angels fan ... went to school in Fullerton. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and many great tidings to you during the dog days of summer. Keep cool! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I must say I wasn't specific about what team I was rooting for. We live in Anaheim and my husband has season Angel tickets. This was an Angels vs. Padres game and yeah, the Angels won. It is a gorgeous stadium. Hope your weekends are wonderful and we meet again in a swap.
Comment: Hi Julia! Always wonderful to have you as a partner and I love, love, love the ocean pc and the nc - the sayings are wonderful! I am going to frame the pc for my desk as work, as I do NEED to remember this when work/life gets crazy! That was so sweet of all of you to pitch at Cheryl and Alan's house - that really stinks about the flooring taking so long to come in though - yikes!! Happy Belated Birthday to Cheryl - I am sure she enjoyed the cinnamon rolls - yummy! Thanks again for the lovely visit! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: That is such a special thing to be able to see the fireworks from your yard!! I would love to live close enough for that! Thank you for the adorable Winnie The Pooh postcard! It's so cute!! xx Gabi
Comment: I received your notecard today! It's very lovely and thank you for telling me a bit about you :) I would love to be pen pals and will try to write back soon! Also, thanks for the tea, I can't wait to try it !!
Response: I’ll look forward to hearing from you and enjoy being pen pals.
Comment: Your recipes you sent me sound yummy except for the one with the peas. I actually hate them but you didn't know that. I enjoyed reading about what Memorial Day means to you. Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: Julia, thank you for the beautiful postcard of Redondo Beach. I am happy that your test came out good. I am like you, if I see a place that sells postcards, in I walk and buy some. Never have to many different ones. Shirley
Comment: Hello Julia, thanks for sharing your answers with me. Sounds like you will have special memories spent with your grandchildren. Yes wouldnt it be lovely to have a self cleaning house, sounds great. Like you I am short in height as well. Happy swapping. Loved your envelope too.
Comment: Thanks so much - I love those polaroid notecards!! Your daughter's work does sound like mine though I'm currently doing more evaluations of activities that were already implemented, rather than real-time needs. More travel coming up this year... I like the sound of your volunteer work. Just today I heard on the radio about a bike ride fundraiser for one of our local food banks and am thinking of joining in.
Comment: Thank you so much for the envie of goodies. I loved all of it, especially the stamps, postcards, stickers, coasters, notecards, bookmarks, envelopes, and recipe for spanish rice! Hahaha! That's everything. Definitely made my day! Thanks for joining the swap : )
Comment: I grew up in San Diego, I know how beautiful it can be in southern California in the spring. You made me miss home, in a good way. Thank you for your little note, I hope your week is as lovely as your weekend was.
Comment: Hi Julia! How fun to have you as a partner and thank you for not only sharing about your week, but including the awesome Route 66 pc (love them) & recipe! Sounds yummy! So glad you enjoyed the Million Dollar Spaghetti recipe and yes, Bob works way too much!! Sounds like a great week though and I hope to get a letter in the mail soon - time is going too quickly on me! LOL! Hugs Dear Friend and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic weekend with me! Happy 54th Anniversary!! I didn't watch the Superbowl either and Philly won (no hometown pride here). LOL I too have Faith that Christmas will come again in 2018! You gotta Believe in something right?! Thank you also for the tea! I already had it tonight and really enjoyed it! Loved the giraffes on the card as well! Take care!
Comment: Hi Julia, thanks for the great San Diego pc. What an awesome place to meet for a family breakfast. I've been to the Naval Base there, use to drive a semi. California is so beautiful. Take care & Best Wishes, Judy
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful note card and stamps. I really enjoyed reading it and couldnâ€™t help but laugh out loud about the grocery trip as I did the same thing, about 50 things jumped into my shopping cart that werenâ€™t on my list, I donâ€™t know where they came from.
Comment: Not going to read all of them,drew out my first one and liked the wish. A year of relaxation. We shall see. Glad you joined the swap, I'm looking forward to each month and seeing what you wrote. Thanks!â›„
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note card. I also have a granddaughter who is nine and I love spending time with her, sadly she live seven hours away so I don't get to spend as much time as I'd like to with her. Glad you're done your Christmas 2016, good thing because 2017 is coming right up ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚. And what a pretty stamp. You put a smile on my face tonight, thank you.
Comment: Hi Julia! Thank you for the tea and sweet deer note card! I just got back from a few craft bizaars too. Everything is pretty to look at but mostly out of my budget as well. I did find a watercolours print and old foreign stamps for price of $4. This older lady always prices way too low. I first learned about the tea you sent at my chiropractor a few months ago. My first sip made me happy, so thank you for sending the sweet & spicy tea :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your card. I chuckled at the tea. It is a favorite of both mine and my husbands. when I send tea it tends to be this one. lol. Thank you for sharing your weekend with me.
Comment: How funny, I've been thinking about you and missing your letters! :) Sorry your weekend wasn't that great: not getting to see your granddaughter and Condolences for the loss of your pastor. (hugs)
Comment: Thank you so much for your note! I'm going to do the closet cleaning thing tonight/tomorrow. We have so many people in need around Houston because of this hurricane/tropical storm. Not a lot of ways I can help with all my arthritis but we have lots of clothes we can donate.
Comment: Hi Julia! Always great to have you as a partner! I am very jealous about your wonderful tomatoes - have a few for me! LOL! Thank you for the friendly notecard and the awesome pc! You are so sweet! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice letter, recipes, and the Christmas napkins. It will give me a head start on thinking about getting a head start with cooking. I do buy gifts a year long when I see something they might like. Stay cool and when December comes Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Julia - I'm very sorry I didn't rate this sooner - I've had it about 6 days now and I thought I had rated the day I received but can see I didn't! Anyway thank you for sharing your weekend with me and for the great cards - I adore California :)
Comment: Hi Julia! I love your card! Always nice to get a visit from you! Yep, folks need to really write more instead of texting on their phones! The early Father's Day visit sounds like it was lots of fun! Hope you had fun with Christina! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard I'm sooo jealous you live so close to Disney I hope one day I can go it sure looks like a magical place !! I love Disney everything I'm still such a big baby hahaha â¤â¤â¤â¤
Comment: Thank you for this postcard of Anaheim, CA, with a view of the fireworks at the Disneyland castle, Julia! When I was growing up, we lived about 26 miles away and went to Disneyland twice a year! :-) That's neat that you live close enough to see the nightly fireworks from your yard. And I hope you enjoyed your recent visit to Tucson! :-) Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for taking me through your weekend! Hah, everything about it screamed Southern California. Bob watching the Angels game (Dodgers fan myself), Disneyland, and the roses, oh the roses! My mom had a rose garden in front of our house in SoCal, and I haven't seen any since leaving the state. Oh I miss it!
Comment: Got your letter today and really enjoyed reading it ðŸ˜Š Thank you for the postcard and notecard goodies.
I will write back but it may be a few days or so .. I have sewing orders I need to get out by early next week but I will write - I promise ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Julia! Love the notecard with the elephant and the wonderful friendship coaster! You are so sweet! You have me giggling about living close to the Mouse and that is the only reason you see Sheryl & Alan so much! Sounds like a fun weekend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I always love hearing from someone who lives in Southern California! I was just in Anaheim in November to meet some family for dinner at Fire + Ice. I used to go there a lot with my sister and her boyfriend some years ago, and I'm happy it's still there!
Comment: Thanks for the Glacier National Park card with the bear on it. We had a Black bear right outside out rental cabin in the Smoky Mountains in October 2011. Watching him was so fascinating---to see him that close up without having to be afraid was nice. I LOVE animals and have since I was a little girl. I especially like the big cats! A childhood and adult wish I have is the chance to touch a big cat. Even tho that's on my bucket list, since I'm nearly 68, I'm kinda' thinking that wish may not happen! Happy Swapping!
Comment: What a small world! I love receiving cards from Southern California. I grew up in Indio! My sister lived in Santa Ana for the longest time, so I always hung around your area growing up. I'm visiting LA/OC next month so I'm excited. Thanks for the card!
Comment: Thank you for the great Disneyland postcard. I'm about 3 hours from Walt Disney World and will be renewing my pass within a month. I'm originally from California and grew up going to Disneyland almost every weekend.
Sabbe77 rated for Where You Live (PC) - Feb 2017 on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your card! It's always
Comment: Thank you for the card and letter. I used to do exercise bikes but now I do just water exercise. It is nice when kids want to learn what you are doing. I remember I learned to crochet and embroidery at 6 or 7.
Comment: Hi Julia! Always fun to have you as a partner and it sounds like you had a wonderful day! It is great that you get to spend time with Christina, she sounds like a cutie pie! Thank you for joining the swap - I hope you enjoyed it! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Julia! Always great to have you as a partner! Sounds like a good weekend and that you got a bit of this & that done, which works! Great about your Chemo Buddy! TY for the tea as well - I didn't realize the Girl Scouts had tea, learn something new all the time! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Julia! How fun to have you as a partner again for the weekend swap! Aren't these fun? Happy Belated Birthday to Rachel and how fun that soooo many parties happened on her special day! LOL! I am keeping Bob in my thoughts and prayers - hoping he gets to feeling better soon! Poor guy! Glad you still enjoyed your weekend! Thanks also for the awesome pcs - you are too good to me! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Loved the heart notecard--and I just saw the photo on the reverse of the young man who designed the card. Looking forward to catching up more through our correspondence. Glad you got to have lots of tasty food and time with family this weekend!
Comment: I was looking forward to hearing from you as you write lovely letters. I'm so sorry to hear your weekend went the way it did. I would have understood if you hadn't written. I hope Bob makes a complete recovery.
Comment: Thank you for the great (cold) card from Anaheim! I'm sorry for rating so late, but the holidays got in the way. I'm heading out of town and said to myself "I'd better rate her before I forget altogether!!" :) Happy holidays!
Comment: Hi Julia! Always wonderful to have you as a partner! Sounds like a great weekend and how fun that you got to enjoy Christina's Christmas performance - I sure miss those days! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Gingerbread card. I don't often see baking related cards so this one even more special :)
Thank you for the Cinnamon Scroll recipe too, I will try it next time I make scolls, I like the idea of walnuts and cranberries. I'm allergic to walnuts but I will substitute Pecans. Thank you again, Natalie
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful card, note and tea. I wish that my family could all be together for Christmas, but we have flown far afield, from Florida to Alaska, and everywhere in between. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Hi Julia! Received your postcard of Pomona and enjoyed reading a little bit about the town. Is there snow in the mountains all year round? I also worked in a library for a short time. Great place! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Response: Glad you liked the post card. Thank you for the heart. The mountains only have snow two or maybe three months in the winter but it sure is pretty when there is snow.
Comment: Thank you for the creatively packaged list of books. The library cards are a terrific idea :) I haven't read a Jonathan Kellerman book in quite sometime. Alex Delaware is one of my favorite characters. Thank you also for the book mark ðŸ’œ
Comment: Thank you for the neat notecards, Julia! I can't wait to use them! :-) And how neat that you have a trip to Tucson planned. No, I have never (yet?) been to the DeGrazia Gallery. Just six miles west is Tohono Chul Park. It's always worth a visit and, if you like to walk, they have several trails to choose from. There's also the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum way in the west of Tucson that is worth visiting, especially if you like seeing native-to-the-area-you're-in wildlife. :-) Thanks again for sharing these notecards with me! Have a safe trip out here in November! :-)
Comment: Another wonderful envelope and animal notecard: Thank You! (I never get to send to you, doesn't seem fair.) I love reading about the "quiet" weekends... that's when the important things show up. Thank you for sharing. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Californa map card, will definately go in my collection!
until recently I lived close to a themepark as well, and could see the fountain-show lights in the distance :)
Comment: Hi Julia!
Thanks for the SoCal tourist card! I enjoyed reading about your weekend! It's nice that you're close to your family so that you can get together once in a while! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Comment: Thank you Julia! I love the Vintage Christmas card showing Santa with his pack of toys, the Christmas tree. And you used one of the new US postage stamp of decorative colored lace design - pretty. Hope you enjoy a wonderful August!
Comment: Hi Julia! I am always happy to have you as a partner! Love the Tucumcarie, NM vintage pc! You know me, vintage is always a favorite! LOL! Your weekend sounds like it was wonderful between the visit from Andrew, Rachel and Robert - as we both know, time with family is always time well spent! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: The golden poppy pc gave me a smile I really needed today :) I lived in NoCal for a while, about 15 years ago, and I miss seeing the poppies all along I80. I'd give you another heart for the Andersen quote if I could, I loved his stories growing up!
Comment: sorry for the very late rating on this one...i have just been jammed this summer, i hope you've been able to relax :) i loved everything about this swap & of course the bay bridge p.c. is fine! i appreciate when people really check out my profile. even the stamp was fun. have a great day!
Comment: Hi Julia! How fun to have you as a partner and get to hear your Sunny Summer thoughts! I am with you on enjoying the fresh veggies of summer - yummy!! Hope you have a fun trip to see your sister and her grand baby! Safe travels! A letter will be in the mail to you hopefully by the weekend - I have gotten behind again - yikes!! LOL! Hugs, Happy Sharing and Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the great notecard. I do not want to not have air conditioning with especially with current temps reaching 100. Ours had to be replaced last summer and the few days without was miserable. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Julia! I love the elephant card and it was wonderful to hear about your very eventful weekend! I am sure you had a great time celebrating the birthdays and WOW on Andrew's news!! I will write soon! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;
Comment: Wow, you are a busy lady. I love that you too like me are concerned about the kids. Me with their education, you with their food, which is even more important. I lived in Seattle as a kid and would like to stop there again, I'm sure it's change since 1950.
Comment: So so cute! Thank you. Did you find the roosters home? Im so curious....
Response: Thank you for the heart. Well, the rooster probably lives over our back fence. Recently it has spent a lot of time on the back fence though comes to see us at times and spends a lot of time with the neighbors.
Comment: Hi Sweet Lady! Thank you so much for the fun share and I love the note card with the birdies on it! What a clever ideal!! Some folks amaze with what they can do! I will be writing soon and it was wonderful to have you as a swap partner! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Julia! Loved your PC from sunny California! I visited Long Beach last July for a wedding. Had a great time! Got to dip my big toe in the Pacific Ocean! I hope you still have some of your dad's orange crate labels! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Comment: Julia, thank you for the postcard. Most people would like to see the time does not change. The time changes were made for farmers so they would have more light in the mornings to milk the cows. Now a days there is electricity so there is no need to spring ahead the clocks. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Yes, I know that house stress as well! We just finished half our basement and added a new room. My dad-in-law is a retired builder and taught my hubby & I how to do it, with his help. May your garden and grandchildren flourish and your mailbox overflow!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Seattle postcard, and sharing the experiences you had there! I've been to Seattle years ago, and I would love to visit again. Happy swapping (ï½¡â—•â€¿â€¿â—•ï½¡)
Comment: Hi Julia! Love the Greetings from CL notecard! How wonderful about picking Christine up from school for the two weeks while Isabel is out of town!! That will be fun for all of you! Thanks for the Happy Share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: WOW! Julia, thank you so much for the Disney cards and I appreciate you putting them in an envelope. It wasn't necessary, but it was very much appreciated! I love your profile! If you're interested in a private swap, let me know!
Comment: Thank you for telling me about your 2015 in the neat card you got on your trip! Congratulations to your grandson for graduating and that's awesome that he moved in with you. I moved in with my grandparents after I graduated from high school and stayed with them until I graduated from college, and I absolutely loved being with them. Have a fantastic 2016!
Comment: Thank you, mejulia, for the awesome recipes as well as the beautiful dragonfly notecard!!
I love how your recipes are easy with just a few ingredients...cant wait to try the chicken recipe especially ! Every couple of months I crave peanut butter cookie so your recipe will be perfect for then. Also, I have a daughter home for college and she will LOVE "If you like egg rolls"! I will too for that matter! Thanks again for the great mixture of recipes!! Chari
Comment: Hi Julia! I love the card you sent and yes, sometimes swaps can be tough when you are already friends with someone! But I wouldn't trade that, so... I know your year had some wonderful highs and a sad low - you and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you Julia for the Christmas notecard; this arrived on Wednesday so took a while to arrive. I will reply to you later during the week; I'm on night duty from tonight for 4 nights so will catch up on mail at the end of the week.
Comment: Thank you Julia for the lovely arts & crafts Christmas card you sent to me for the swap. Your post office's cancellation mark is wonderful - shows "Happy Holidays" with snow flakes. Happy December!
Comment: Hi Julia! Thanks so much for the awesome Dear Diary pc - loved it and the share! I am sure Rachel and you would have a wonderful time exploring your roots! Will write soon! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks, Julia, it's lovely hearing from you. I saw a large Chihuly exhibit at the MFA in Boston, and was very impressed. The Alaska thing is on my bucket list, may be my next major birthday trip with daughters. Good to hear your family is settlign nicely.
Comment: Thank you for the nice PC - I did not know that was the state bird for Alaska! I miss the LA County Fair (worked there for 18 years!) but now my days off are the days they are closed; sigh! Hope you are doing well and trying to keep cool!
Comment: I loved the recipe you sent me, cannot wait to try the Cranberry Cookies out - how did you know I love everything cranberry. Love that you sent me a very special Hot Chocolate - getting cold here so perfect timing. I might drink it now or perhaps while I am waiting for your Christmas Cookies to bake.
If I love it, I cannot imagine that I won't, I will need to find this hot chocolate. Where did you get it?
How do you do all that you do - 21 family members, I cannot even touch that. Let me figure that 26 x 21 = 541 gifts - OMG what do you give? You must be up 24/7 until Thanksgiving. Impressive.
Happy Holiday's early. Kathleen
Comment: Hi Julia! Thank you for sharing your August with me - your life seems quite charming. I really like the postcard as well, the blue glass sculptures look absolutely fantastic indeed. I wish you all the best and hope that your mother in law is doing okay!
Comment: Thank you for the PC of the. beautiful peacock.
Next time you're in Victoria, BC, drop by Beacon Hill Park and see the peacocks who pretty much run wild but are fed by the park staff. The babies are cute but plain, brown all over.
Comment: Thank you Julia, for the wonderful postcard "Just Chillin' Alaska" showing Harbor Seals & Sea Otters. In the hot & humid temps here in Central FL the PC view looks cool, refreshing. Happy Sept.!
Comment: hello, thank you for great teabags, the card is with such beautiful picture, i love it, It must be beautiful there in Alaska. Only the card got inside stuck so i couldnt read the ends of sentences on some places but most i could:)
Comment: Julia, thank you so much for resending this package! I love the cute bookmark!!! I feel so bad that you had to resend it, but I really appreciate you taking the time to put together another birthday surprise for me! And it came on my birthday, so it was perfect timing! :) Thanks again!
Comment: Wow ~ Mickey's neighbor, Alaska, and 20 days of backed-up mail! Can life be any better?! Thank you for the fabulous time hanging with you thru July. I've always wanted to go to Alaska. Lucky you! Oh and figs - Luckier you! Super thanks for the fabulous postcards, too. Nice to meet you - Wow... Disneyland fireworks - Amazing... Happy day to you! Thanks for a great swap.
Comment: Thanks Julia. I love all the PC's, especialy the b&w one of he Yellow Taxi School. What a hoot!!
And I forgot to say thanks for the thanks for the foreign postage stamps. Yowza, they're fabulous!!
Comment: Hi Julia! So good to find a visit in the mailbox! I feel bad that you did not get a new pen pal but will be writing later this week, as I owe you a visit! LOL! Thanks so much for the scrapbooking goodies as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the pc of the Schnauzer dog. I also liked hearing you were a fan of Sue Monk Kidd, too! I've been reading Hilary Mantell's Wolf Hall (again!) as the PBS-BBC series just finished and I was inspired to read it once more. One book I would recommend is Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. And good for you & ebooks! It took me awhile to learn to download but I do
love reading on my Ipad.
Comment: Thanks so much, Julia, for the library PC - I think I'm going to start a collection of those! I love chocolate too, but can't eat the dark stuff any more. Just the thought of a chocolate jelly roll with orange filling makes me swoon!
Comment: I loved the card! It must be awesome to catch the nightly fireworks from home. We can sometimes hear fireworks at our place in Florida but don't get to see them. Our CSA starts up soon, can't wait for all the delicious, fresh veggies!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package. My cats love their new toys and I enjoyed a nice cup of cocoa this evening. I love the napkins and will use them this week. My friend from Dublin is here right now. So nice that someone else loves mail as much as I do. Hugs, Mona
Comment: My first map PC from California, thank you! I got to go to Anaheim about 10 years ago for work (conference). Of course visited Disney while there. Would love to visit other parts of the state too.
Comment: Thank for the card. The mountains look so beautiful! Are those the San Jacinto mountains? I wish we had big mountains in Finland, but even the biggest ones are quite small compared to them :D I wish I could go shopping to a Micheal's also :p The craft supplies are so expensive here and I've heard that Michael's is a crafter's paradise :D
Comment: Thank you for the card from Yosemite with all of the waterfalls and sharing your resolution with me. I have the same resolution but not with the same amount of pounds but close. I hope that you reach your goal. I will be thinking about you and cheering you on.
Comment: Hi your postcard arrived this morning and it's really lovely! :D I've never been to California so I enjoyed looking at the pictures on the front of the postcard. Hope you achieved your goals that week, you definitely achieved the 'make people smile' one! :) x
Comment: Thank you for the great quote. Also thank you for the beautiful postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge - it brings back memories of our visit to SF (we walked the entire length of the Bridge - wonderful experience).
Comment: Dear Julia, got your cards today. Thank you so much!! They are both so cute!! The pluto one is so cute and the UNICEF one is lovely as well!! Loved this swap so much!! Have a very merry Christmas!!
Comment: Hi Julia, That's some beautiful view on the Riverside, CA.card. I winced when you talked about picking up avocados from the ground... here we practically have to take out a mortgage they are so expensive!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I wish you lived close, the other day we picked 100 avocados and lots more are on the tree.
Comment: Thanks so much for resending. I've been to Disney World a bunch, but I don't think I'd go back again (less and less interest in lines, and the magic has faded for me), UNLESS...I could do a backstage tour. Oooo, I'd LOVE to see that!
Response: Thanks much for the heart. Many years ago I took a back stage tour of Disneyland and still remember what fun it was.
Comment: Thank you for the Anaheim card! It makes me a little bit homesick as I lived in Orange County for 12 years when I was younger. My husband and I bought our first house in Anaheim Hills and lived there for several years before his job took us to Colorado. :-)
Comment: Julia, This is a little late, better than never. I have to tell you that I loved all three of the recipes, but the one my family will love best (and I am going to make for Christmas) are the macaroons. I don't think I have ever made a recipe with whole eggs. Can't wait to try it. These all look so good and anything peanut butter is a win here, but those macaroons are top on the list. Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating, I hope you enjoy the cookies.
Comment: LOL!!! Thank you for the Frog Fly Swatter - this is one of this silliest items mailed to me and it totally made me laugh! I'm sure I'll put it to good use! Have a wonderful day and thanks for the smile!
Response: I'm glad the mail made you laugh. My goal was to make both you and the mail people smile.
Comment: I collect stamps & love making snowman, so the card was right on. I can't wait to make your recipes.I have a lot of cookie monsters in my family, so these will be a nice addition. Thanks for sharing. bearnbabs
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the cookie recipes.
Comment: It was nice to meet you, Julia! I loved reading your letter. I will try to write back soon. I went on vacation recently and got behind on my writing, but I've added you to my stack! Thanks a bunch!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my letter.
Comment: Thank you dear Julia!!! Your envie arrived yesterday and can't wait to open it on Christmas! Will add a comment to this rating after I've opened it. Thanks! UPDATE: Dear Julia opened up my present last night, thank you so much for the lovely magnet!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope you enjoy the gift.
Comment: First, thank you for the great baseball stadium postcard. I got a few books and taught myself how to tat, but I would love to find a teacher to help me out with the advanced stuff like two shuttles. I say go for it, tatting is fun.
Response: thank you for the heart. i think i will get a book and try to learn. i have my grandmothother's shuttle.
Comment: I to love Kellerman's books & I haven't read Badlove yet. The Grapes of Wrath should be on everyones list. Thanks for sharing & love the bookmarks. I can always use them. Have a great Fall. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi Julia I received my stocking stuffer. Thanks very much and I will write you again when I open it at Christmas. Hope we swap again soon
Hi again Julia I opened the socks and thought they were really cute. I have never had socks that high before but they sure are warm in the snow. Thanks again and I hope we swap again. Pat
Response: Thanks for the rating, I hope come Christmas you enjoy the gift.
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the beautiful beach postcard! It surprised me because I recently went on vacation to Huntington Beach! But it was the Huntington Beach in South Carolina! And now I have one from Huntington Beach in California! Very neat! And thank you for saying hello to Paul the mailman! I also love the postage stamp! Thanks for everything and best wishes to you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm so glad you liked the post card. I hope Paul brings you lots more fun mail.
Comment: Julia, that was so funny. I thought the neighbor kids were playing with the fly swatter in the front yard and then I saw the mailing label. We are having a BBQ on Monday so it will come in handy. No pun intended. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you got a good laugh, the reason for sending something a bit different.
Comment: Thank you for a nice postcard of the train station at Redlands, CA. I guess it is not used as such these days ... a shopping mall ?? I like trains/trams and it is a bit sad to see abandoned train stations and rail-way lines.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm not certain just what the train station is used for these days, I need to check with my nephew, he lives in Redlands.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! It looks like an amazing place, I am fascinated by plantations and vegetation. Hope it was an amazing time. Best Wishes! Thanks also for the apple postcard stamp, I receive a lot of the Hummingbirds so was nice to see the older edition for a change :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the post card.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Hemet, CA. I have put it in my blog at:
Do have a look and leave a comment if you like.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the postcard.
Comment: Love,Love,Love it! been wanting one of the onion holders and loved the way it was sent through the mail with container, just to cute! Thanks Julia!:) The recipes arrived yesterday and yummy! Thanks for the extra recipe cards:)
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you like the onion holder, it looks handy.
Comment: Received your stocking stuffer today and promptly put it in my stocking so I would not be tempted to open it now! Love all the red (envelope and wrapping paper)! Very cute that there are Christmas stamps on the envelope too! Thanks for everything!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much! It is the first time I get a postcard from Hollywood. I like it! And I am wondering how it is to see the fireworks everyday, doesn't it get annoying after a while? Oh well, thank you again! Have a nice day :)
Response: Thank you for the rating. The fireworks don't get annoying however it does get to the place I hardly notice them.
Comment: Thank you! that place at the end of the pier reminds me very much of a restaurant at the end of the st kilda beach (melbourne australia) where we used to lunch when i lived there for a year... your postcard brought back mamories of that and made me smile. thank you :) <3
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad the post card made you smile.
Comment: Wow seven stamps on the envie!!!!!!!
I love the saying on the card and the colors. I so enjoyed your note and it made me smile. Such a great Happy Mail Day. I am having a cup of the tea as I type this. First sip was magic to my taste buds, I am in the fan club of this tea. It is now one of my top 3 teas ever. There should be a holiday for this tea. Thanks for introducing me to Good Earth brand, the Sweet and Spicy flavor and red Rooibos tea leaves. and thank you thank you for sending two more bags for tomorrow and the next day. I'll be ordering more of this tea. Lucky me to have been assigned to you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Thank you so much for the very kind words and the heart. I am so glad you like the tea. I sure enjoy it.
Comment: Thank you for the recipes. They sound so delicious - I don't know which to try first. The enchiladas sound very similar to a dish I had at a restaurant recently and loved. I also appreciate the slow cooker recipe. Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope you enjoy the recipes. For the enchiladas I sometimes substitute a different kind of beans or a different squash, depends on what is in the house but this is my husband's preference.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice letter and goodies. I like your card and envelope. Declutter has been on my to do list for a couple of years now. I get a little done each month and then yard sale season rolls around and well here we go again. Good luck with your decluttering.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like what I sent.
Comment: Hey Julia! Thanks so much for the palm trees & the lovely old train station, it's a gorgeous building. Everybody's mad at Canada Post these days Julia, we've just had our big postage increase!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the card.
Comment: I loved reading your letter! You sound like you have a lot of energy! ( In the kitchen anyway!) I know what you mean about the bacon fad, my daughter gets a bacon chocolate cupcake at her favorite bakery! She loves bacon! I will definitely make the crostata recipe for her! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope you enjoy the recipe, we sure do.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. I love it - I didn't have it. Of course, I did not go on a cruise to Disney World. I flew there. It was a lot of fun. Spent time with my son. Have a great day, Linda
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad the postcard was different and you liked it.
Comment: Hey, Julia! I'm sorry, but I just noticed that I hadn't rated you yet for this swap! I thought I had! I loved your note and the lovely turquoise washi tape. :) It was a lovely swap. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you liked what I sent.
Comment: I have received a few Disney pcs from you now and even though you write the same thing each time I still love the cards :) this is my favorite so far! Thank you for the nice addition to my collection ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you liked the card from DisneyWorld.
Comment: I was so excited when I got your postcard that I put it up on the refrigerator, got distracted, and completely forgot to rate you. I'm so sorry, but it is a fabulous post card! :-) Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm so glad you like it.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful package and letter, I enjoyed it very much! It was very interesting to learn more about the US, and getting to know Anaheim (that is so similar to Petah Tikva!). It's so amazing that you can watch Disneyland's nightly fireworks from your yard! The Indian bookmarks were so interesting to read and the photos on them are beautiful! Now I'm curious to try those Thin mints ;) Can't wait to bake those peanut butter cookies! <3 And the tea was wonderful!! I had it like you suggested while reading through your letter :)
Response: Thank you so very much for the heart. I'm so glad you enjoyed the package and letter.
Comment: Julia, I received the postcard you sent me today & I am soooo in love with it! I love that it's Disney (who doesn't love Disney, right?) & that there's fireworks on the postcard!!! I love it so much! Thank you for picking out the perfect postcard for me!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm so glad you like the post card.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! :) I love that sort of sweet and spicy tea flavour; I'm really looking forward to trying this one and the Crystal Light. And I love the Disney postcard! Happy 50th wedding anniversary to you and your husband.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you liked what I sent.
Comment: Thank you! Hope you and your family have a joyous and magical Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm planning to clothespin all my Christmas cards on the banister to display them once Thanksgiving passes us by. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful note in the prairie dog postalette. I am amazed by your Christmas Gift Tradition; why 24? Sorry for this being late, had rated and my computer hiccupped and apparently it didn't save. Thanks again and hope you enjoy the upcoming holidays.
Response: Thank you for the heart. The 24 is one gift for each day of Advent so the number varies each year.
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. That's cool that you can see fireworks often. We only get (to see) them twice a year in NZ and where I live is a national park so I don't get to see them at all. So jealous hehe^^
Response: Thank you for the rating, I am jealous, would love to live in a national park.
Comment: Thank you for the recipe cards and the lovely notecards - I will definitely be using these items! Your trip to the fair sounds like fun. I've never had deep fried cookie dough - will have to look for that next time I'm at a festival. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like what I sent.
Comment: I find it very funny, this is the second time you be my partner. The first time was for "Serial Pc Swappers week # 130". And you sent me the same postcard! But I love her anyway!
Response: Oops, so sorry I don't keep track of what I send but sure don't want to send a duplicate. If you will remind me of what I sent I will be happy to do a resend.
Comment: Congratulations on turning 70 and God bless you for being healthy and enjoying it. I too am 70 but am in constant pain so I have my limitations. We moved to warmer weather which has helped, I still am active. Love the pier at Huntington Beach. There are so few of them left on the east coast because of the hurricanes and winter storms. Shirley
Response: Thank you for the heart. I have a bit of arthritis and pain but luckily no other problems. Happy day to you, Julia
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note, I'm glad to hear you had a nice time at the fair. Memories like that are worth it! Thank you too for the cool cards. The map showing the burned section of Chicago from the Great Fire of 1871 is awesome! I will definitely treasure it always. I enjoyed the others too as it's always nice to have something besides Michigan to swap with. Thanks for another awesome swap, Julia!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the map cards.
Comment: Thanks for the great PC! This is the first time I have ever seen this card. I have not been to Disney Land or World, but my son, has. It looks huge. It must be fun to see fireworks every night! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the card.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Your husband must be a big baseball fan to have season tickets. My husband and I go to 1 or 2 pro baseball games a year (no team in town so have to drive at least 2.5 hours to see one).
Response: Thank you for the rating. Yes, my husband is a big baseball fan. I don't think he could live anyplace that didn't allow him to walk to the stadium.
Comment: Thank you for the great pc!! That's so cool that you can see fireworks nightly from your yard and so close to it all. If imagine the novelty wears off after awhile and tourists in your neighborhood all the time could get frustrating at times. Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Admittedly I don't stop to look at the fireworks every night like I did when I first moved here.
Comment: Sorry I didn't get to this right away, very busy couple of weeks. spending today opening my mail.
I'm not opening my gifts until December.
Thanks for participating!
Updated 12/25/2013-Thank you for the shopping tote. I can never have too many!! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I hope you enjoy the gift in December.
Comment: yes I love the envelope...that was the 1st thing I noticed when I picked up the mail today...I have always enjoyed the Mayan, Aztec and Inca cultural information and artifacts...thanks also for Monet's garden fabric...mine should look so lush! (but doesn't)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: Thank you bunches for this lovely swap, i'm especially excited to try the K Cups, they're all ones that i've never tried before, and I got a kick out of the one that was in the Simcor box, I see similar ones all the time at work :P Thank you once again!
Response: I'm glad you liked the swap. I hope you enjoy the K cups.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the adorable card. It makes me smile and giggle. It is sssssssoooooooo cute! The stamp is cool! I haven't seen one like that yet. I'm glad you got my name! ((hugs))
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you like the card.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! (: I'm from Coachella Valley/Palm Springs area! my whole family still lives there, my husband and I are hoping to move back when he gets out of the Army! I miss California so much! It's too southern-y here in Kentucky for me!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I love the Coachella Vallley, what a great place I wish I could live there but have to be satisfied visiting once in awhile.
Comment: I love the postcard, thanks!!! Anaheim is one of my favorite cities in the country :) I remember the first time I stayed there, there are "earthquake instructions" in the hotel room...I took a picture lol
Response: Thank you for the heart. Interesting story about the earthquake instructions. I'm a Southern Calif. native and think of earthquakes as common.
Comment: Have to give you a heart for the postcard you sent. Love abandoned buildings with a beautiful background. It is cute that your daughter also wants to use the me with her name. Happy day. Shirley
Response: Thank you for the rating and for joining my swap.
Comment: Thanks for the winnie the pooh card.. I didn't know that they made foil cards that were that subtle.. I guess that is the difference between the current ones and the older ones.. You wrote the same thing in 2010 on the other Disney card you sent to me =o)
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful pronghorn postcard. I really appreciate your note, the quote from Thornton WIlder, interesting stamps, and recycled envelope, too. You really "made my day", Julis.
Response: Thank you for the heart, so glad you liked the card.