Comment: Your summer sounds like its gonig to be fun! I have no kids, but I kind of have the same plans. Swimming, zoo's, aquariums, nature (love to bike ride around bodies of water), and libraries for us. Perfect summer activities for all ages. Thanks for the letter and all the goodies!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package. Now I have to add Elevation to my list. I'm intrigued. It seems his newer work can he hit or miss, but always worth taking a look at it. Thanks for the magazine. I'm sure I'll find a lot books to add to my list as well.
Response: Thanks so much for the rate and the heart, please let me know what you think about Elevation after you read it, shoot me a message or notecard. Thank for joining my swap, I am looking into Authors for our next swap
Comment: WoWza! WHat a swap you sent me!! Thank you for everything, you were very generous! Thank you for the Valentines for Jacob and Autumn! They both loved them! I love the 3 ATC you sent me. I have never had any or made any! They are cute, I would love to start making them. Do you buy the blank cards at a specific store or cut your own?
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart I buy card stock, cut it to the size i sent you, and decorate, you can use any medium to decorate. I am glad you liked your swap, I thought the princess valentine's were so cute, i got those last year at a .99 cent store.
Comment: Many thanks for the letter and the Coffee News! I thought I was the only one that enjoyed picking those up at restaurants - especially when I travel! Thank you also for the fun washi - and for hosting this swap!
Comment: Thanks for resend of letter 31 - I hope you're surviving the current winter storm. As I write ours is only just beginning.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, yes, the storm isn't over, so far about 6 IN. I have not been out since yesterday afternoon, I am staying in until it's all over with. Good luck where your at, i hear almost 2 feet in certain parts of the east
Comment: Thank you. Got the resend today. I am so looking forward to opening on day 4 in February.
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, some of my swaps went missing in the postal system, your envelope was the 2 nd i had to send in that batch, and i Mailed at the post office the 1 st time, go figure.
Comment: Sorry for a slightly late rating (short hospital stay last week-pacemaker placement). I hope you don't have another big snow. but nothing is normal with the weather. Thanks for doing these swaps, I love them.
Comment: Thank you sooooo much. Grayson can't wait to open it. You're the best :) **UPDATE** Grayson was so happy to receive his 2 dollar bills & put them in his bank for the next movie he wants to see. He just went to Mary Poppins & Aquaman. I think he wants to see Bumbleee next. Hope you have a happy New Year!!
Comment: thank you. can't wait to open. happy hanukkah. Update 12/11/18, thanks so much for the Hanukkah swap. I loved it! I loved the gingerbread dish towel. It was perfect for me. The hot chocolate packet was really cute and the gift card was just perfect. I loved the Wonder Woman comic book. That is definitely something that I will be keeping for a long time. I appreciate all the thought that went into this swap. Happy Hanukkah!
Comment: Venessa: THanks so much for the fun ENVELOPE and pretty card. Love IT! . It's old-fashioned and THE PACKAGE SMELLED SO GOOD!!!! I AM ENJOYING THE SEASON STARTING TODAY AND I WILL TRY TO KEEP THE PACKAGE TILL CHRISTMAS EVE. HOPE I CAN! GLAD YOU WERE MY PARTNER.
Comment: 9! Wow that's early :D I think I probably started around 11/12. So glad I did, I'd never go back.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, we started at 9, about the 3 rd grade, my teacher was big on writing, we wrote to other classes across America, back then, having pen pals and writing was apart of our curriculum
Comment: Got it yesterday Vanessa... you must have heard me, as I just picked up the envelope 5 minutes ago and was getting on SBot to rate you. Checked messages first, and saw yours. I usually rate within 24 hours.
Anyway, thank you for a sweet swap...the herbal blessing fell on the floor...lol. 😂
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, I was worried about this swap getting to you, since I knew the mail was insane the last few weeks
Comment: Thank you so much for this verse! 2 Corinthians 5:7 is one of my favorites also. A long time ago there was song out by Evie that was from that verse. I don't know if anyone else has recorded it. Probably so.
Comment: Thanks Vanessa! I can't wait to open on Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah! updated 12/6/18, thanks for the nice hanukkah card, interesting teas as well as the pretty pens and word find book. I can't wait to start using it once i'm healed. happy hanukkah, vanessa!
Comment: I totally loved your letter, it was good to get caught up with you and I will write back to you soon. Your envie cracked me up with the , "Open -->, Open -->, NO Open --->" parts. It made my day. Thank you so much!
Response: hahaha!!! so funny, after I mailed your letter then I find the BIGGER envelope thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thanks for your letter. I have seen the movie, The Shining. Here's Johnny. Personally I am not a fan of Stephen King or horror stories. But loved your letter and my "treat". Nancy Lawson, nancyjo49.
Comment: I love my mail from you as always. I totally misunderstood this swap and I hope you will find my swap to you funny. I wrote an actual Want Ad for a Pen Pal..hahahahaaha. Thank you so much for this fun swap and I love that Fortune Telling Fish, I had one before and lost it and am glad to have a new one. :)
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, I wrote a message on your profile :)
Comment: ***this refuses to save***
Thank you Vanessa. Love the receipt journal. It’s fun to see where life’s taking you and the book is beautiful. Thank you for all the time you spent making beautiful mail for me❤️Debbie
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart. I understand, I have to keep re checking my rates to see if they post.
Comment: Thank you so much, Vanessa! Your summer plans sound great! I’ll be participating in our library’s summer program with my 8 year old granddaughter. And I plan to visit my sister in Houston for a week or two. Currently, I’m reading “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. I’ve read other of his books and they are good. 😊👍📚
Comment: Compared to my first time on swap-bot, the experience has been great :) I have never been to Chicago in real life before, only via TV - Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire. Hehehe. Have a great weekend :)
Comment: Thanks for the letter. I too had scoliosis. Still do, wore a back brace in junior high. It was brutal. Am very claustrophobic because of it. Since then I've had 2 failed surgeries. But my brother has spina bifida & has always been in a wheelchair so I don't complain too much. Thanks for the cute mailing labels.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, I hope you and your brother are doing well. I still get back pain from time to time. Take care
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers Vanessa! I especially enjoyed reading about the book that you and your daughter are reading together! I did notice that you didn't answer the question about the wishes. I was a bit confused about what exactly you meant by this. If you meant wishes that you wish for in a wish group or big wishes that you want.
Comment: Woo Hoo! Love all the #14's on the envelope. Thanks for the note, note card and especially the L post-it notes! I may include your punches in my next clear envelope. Bet they'll look like oversized confetti.
Comment: I have given you a 5 because you did the resend even though I asked you not to. You were very rude and unkind to the coordinator and myself. I asked you not to resend and that I would not rate you because I could not give you a 5 since you did not fulfill the requirements as stated by the coordinators guidelines. That way you would not have received a 3. Since you did send the correct amount of items I have given you a 5. I did check with the coordinator before I even sent the first message to you because this was a blind seal and send. Since the coordinator had put minimum amounts to be sent, you still had to follow them. I'm glad this swap is over because your multiple messages and rude comments took the pleasure out of this swap........=( You deserve no further response. I'm sorry for you.
Response: No, your lieing, the coordinator told me i was within guidelines, it was only for 2 items. I sent you more than 2 items, you made me re send. I never want to deal with you again. I have the emails from the coordiator, she said i didnt have to resend, it doesnt matter, i left the group and i never ever want to deal with you again. I dont know what your expecting to receive with a one stamp swap? I didnt get half as much of what i sent you from my swap in my 1st mailing to you. You made me leave a group and wanting to leave swap bot. Dont cry wolf
Your a very picky person, just look at your profile, I shutter. You ask too much from people. You should be thankful for what people send to you. ***DON'T INSULT MY INTELLIGENCE*** The host of the swap, is also a 2 facer, which is it? I am getting all different stories? I will tell you what it is...your an ungrateful horrible picky person, and don't talk to me about RUDENESS GOODBYE ....YOU KNOW I AM RIGHT!!!!! KEEP CRYING WOLF
Comment: Thank you! It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite part of scripture seems each verse touches me in some way. Sorry you’re feeling a stressful heart right now, stress these days can wear us down that’s for sure. My prayers are going upfor you! God bless you with peace and joy as only he can, Psalm 34:17-18.
Comment: So, so beautiful and special Vanessa! Thank you so much for this journal - I have only begun walking through it, but know I will refer back to it often and enjoy it. Blessings to you and a very Happy Easter!
Comment: Excited to be concocting a reply to two of your letters tonight! I hope Layla is feeling better? I know exactly how tired mamas get with sick kiddos! Hope you get a chance to kick your feet up and enjoy a warm beverage soon!
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I hope your daughter had a great peppa pig birthday! The flu is all over here too. A few friends kids have birthdays and theyre doing the same as you to avoid it. The flu would be a terrible birthday present!!
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to try the teas. Earl Grey is my husband's favorite tea. He'll be so excited about the different Earl Greys you sent. Your swap was sent out to you yesterday evening and should be arriving by Thursday 2/8. Tracking number via USPS:
9500 1000 2170 8036 0003 74 Thanks again!
Response: I really enjoyed putting your swap together thank so much for the rate and the heart.
Comment: **Yep this was sitting here but didn't hit "save ratings"*** Oops!
Vanessa, thank you so much for your fun letter and Valentines. I love that you have a daughter naed Layla...I have a Laila! I am putting your letter in my "reply" pocket as I'd love to begin corresponding with you if you're looking for more ongoing pen-friends? Love from Iowa, Debbie
Response: Thanks so much for the rate and the heart. I look forward to your letter.
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the engaging letter. I also love decorating for holidays and need to go to Michaels and the dollar store to get ready for Valentine's day, too. I hope you grow to love Chicago...I do, but I'm probably biased because I've lived here for the majority of my life.
Have a good week!
Comment: OMGoodness V, I just received your letter today!!!! I haven't read it because I ran in here to rate I've been waiting on it! lol It's official my new mail carrier thinks I'm nuts... Thank you so much for the letter!
Comment: Hey V!!! Thank you for the lovely swap!! I am looking forward to the new year and what is to come from what we are hoping to achieve! My little prayer box is tucked right next to by Bible! xoxo
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart. Merry Christmas
Comment: Hi Vanessa!!
Oh my goodness! What a lovely journal! I had a bit of time this weekend to sit down properly and page through! i love it!! I am saving the Christmas part of it for Christmas, if I can wait that long! Thank you so much for doing this swap! What a blessing!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!!
Comment: 7:48 p.m. here and we are just getting mail! Thank you so much for the letter! I haven't got to open it yet but I wanted to rate so you would no it's here! Plus, I already no I'm going to love it! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Your plans are practical and fun but your bucket list had me at Pumpkin pie! Ha! The stickers are cute and perfect but your envelope decor is awesome! Thanks for the washi tapeðŸ’• Happy Swapping Always!
Response: lol thank you for the rate and the heart. I love mail art, I am not good at drawing I wish I was. Pumpkin pumpkin pie, YUM. :) Have a great fall
Comment: I so appreciate you doing this private swap with me. I put the 2 envelopes on my mantle till Christmas..a consent reminder of the fun ahead. I also appreciate you being patient on my rating. I have only been home for 4 days and now tomorrow heading out again...I will mail yours after the 16th. Thank-you so much---always delighted with your swaps. Enjoy summer.
Response: No problem at all, I loved doing this swap with you. Enjoy the rest of your summer thank for the rate and the heart
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter, the postage stamps are awesome. Thank you for the added goodies, I can't get enough washi tape and the cross is already marking Corinthians 5:7, my favorite verse, "For we walk by faith not by sight". Look for a letter from me soon.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note, teas, and the washi tape! It was nice to get a decaffeinated tea too for in the evening. I haven't been reading any books for fun recently. I want to start one soon, because I do love to read. Just doesn't happen in summer. In the Bible I am doing the inserts in my homeschool Bible. That varies what book it can be. Hope you can enjoy the summer before it is gone!
Comment: No need to floccinaucinihilipilficate with me dear friend about how much I like your journal. You'll get no logomachy from me! I think you did a wonderful job choosing the words you did and I can tell you really didn't boondoggie this swap together. It's for sure that you'll never be an apple nocker! :)
Response: Lol hahah thanks for the rate and the heart I knew you would like floccnaucinihilipolificate haha its my new fave word. I left a list in a post it of the inrernet sites i used, its in the front of the journal. Oxford dictionary has a fantistic unique word dictionary
Comment: Omgoodness! I love your list pads! Thank you so much for letter and extra's! YOUR the BEST! I received 5/23/17.... Mail is running behind here! Sorry it took me till the next morning to rate! HUGS- see you @ the mailbox
Comment: Omg thank you so much for the reminders. My memory has been shot like crazy lately. I absolutely love your letter. Thank you:) and I'll be writing you as soon as I get the chance. Have a great weekend!!!
Response: I am so happy you received your swap i was soo worried, Thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Dear V, your LOVELY journal not only brightened my day the day it arrived, but continues to "speak" to me. Your prayers and comments are so aligned with mine as we travel this sometimes challenging journey. The tea, the recipe, the hearts and your creativity make your journal joyful!
I'll read it over and over. MANY hearts and hugs, sweet sister in Jesus. jinanne
Comment: Vanessa, please forgive my late rating! I just LOVED your letter! So pretty and so many lovely things in each and every pocket! I can tell how much work you put in on it. It is really beautiful. Even my hubby said it was pretty! Thank you for creating something so special for me and for joining ;+) I'd love to receive a pocket letter from you any day!
Response: O wow!! Thank so much you make me feel so good, I was so worried about doing a good job. My 4 year old likes to think she helps me LOL so, we had a lot of fun doing your pocket letter. thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thank you for all your Minnie Mouse stuff I me! I am taking a break from swapping as I am having an operation on May 6th but due to the pain I am in they will put in next week if a cancellation comes up.
Comment: Oh my gosh V!! I LOVE the journal and I cried at your note, that was so sweet! Its going in a special place where I can read it when I need a pick me up. We HAVE to meet, maybe this summer when the weather is nice I can come up by you :) Thanks for the lovely card and the extras as well. Love ya!!
Response: Your welcome, i would love to meet. We can get a pizza and have some good laughs, thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thank you for the bible verse, I'm gonna put it in my scrapbook! and the pretty notecard set is lovely too!! but I just absolutely LOVED reading your letter, V! â˜ºï¸ Let's thank God you got over that Flu in time! ðŸ‘¼ I'm gonna write you as soon as possible, we got a lot to talk about lol â˜ºï¸
Response: Great I will be waiting for your letter.
Comment: Hi Vanessa! I loved hearing about your weekend with your lovely family. The food at Hooter's is so good! Thank you so much for the washi samples, it was kind of you to include them and I'll definitely use them :)
Comment: Oh my goodness...what a lovely swap you sent, V! Your creative and cheerful approach truly "filled my heart with joy." Easy to see all the time you spent making this extra special...memorable and inspiring. MANY hearts and hugs to you, sweet swap friend. May your spring bring many reminders of the beauty and magnificence of our mighty Lord and King. jinanne
Response: I am so happy your like your swap. Happy Easter to you and your family. Thanks so much for the rate and the heart, I was so worried you wouldn't like your swap.
Boy do I know about meltdowns! My daughter has them too. Hang in there and hope she got better! I hated ear infections. Don't think anything of this, as mine is due to genetics, but my ear aches as a child were early signs of my hearing loss. Hope hers is definitely not that. I'd take a regular ear infection from a cold any day.
Right now my books are still in proof status, waiting on more info to be put in them later. Then I hope to publish here in the next few years. Keep your eyes peeled! :) Will write back later.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, I jave heard of ear infections being genetic/ hearing loss, Layla's great grandma was deaf due to a lot of ear infections and a birth defect in her ear, my mom also, has a birth defect in her ear. Layla did suffer some hearing loss when she was a 2, she will probably need some speech therapy. I have you for 2 letter swaps so I will be writing you and mailing hopefully tomorrow
I know what you mean about essential oils. I love them so much. I just wish they weren't so expensive. I want to learn how to draw out the oils myself to make my own so I can continue my business. I sell sugar scrubs and many other bath items as a side business.
I'll write back soon!
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, yes, oils are so fun to make, I love doing it, a real passion for me. I love herbs and remedies. Thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thanks for the awesome pics! I love what you wrote. I definitely need to see this movie now. I agree she does have a beautiful name and beautiful hair. I'm assuming by what you wrote that you wanted to name your daughter Merida.
Response: Yes, I wanted to name her Merida, hubby had a different name in miND lol
Comment: Thanks for sharing those Bible verses. It is important to get our spiritual nourishment each day from God's Word. :) We walk by faith each day. I hope you finish your prayer space. Thank you for the small note card and other paper items.
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card you sent! I haven't thought about it in years but I remember they used to dye the Mecom Fountains green. We may need to go downtown and see if they still do that. Road trip for tomorrow evening! YAY! Thanks also for all the extras. I hope your celebration today was great!
Response: your welcome thanks for the rate and the heart love sending to you
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Ariel pictures! The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney movies! I love that Ariel wants to be different and goes after what she wants, no matter what it costs her! Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: Your welcome, Ariel is one of my faves too, I love how she is so outgoing. Thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thank you for the super pretty butterfly card! But you sent me back my own washi card (I can tell bc I have personalized cards and I still have those tapes) LOL! Did I send those to you or did you get them in another swap? Just wondering... it's part of the fun of S-B, huh?
Response: Ahhhh im so sorry i will get the washi card in the mail to you, what happened was i did my own and it must have got mixed up in my own stash ahhh. When I looked at the ones you sent me, knew i had 2 of the same ones so i mustve thought it was my stash i will send you a bunch of green ones asap. The same thing happened to me, in another swap, she had the same washi i had and i sent them back to her hahaha. Be on the lookout for green washi tape .
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me this wonderful
book! I have heard great things about her writings but haven't had the opportunity to read anything by her. So now's my chance offered to my by my beautiful friend. Thank you also for all the darling extras. Have a blessed day!
Response: You welcome thank so much for the prompt rate and the heart. Enjoy your book :) I am so happy I found it for you, I read your book wishlist from another swap, and I saw what author you like :)
Comment: THANK YOU so much for joining the APDG ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-) SWAP! I hope you enjoy all the lovely ðŸ’œs on your profile as much as I do! Please ENJOY a lovely 5 ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ RATING TOO! Blessings, cc
Comment: Hi Vanessa
Thank you for the letter I have to admit I wanted to work out but every darn time something always comes up but for sure next week I hope.
The weather has been very cold. I wish it gets to April soon for warm weather
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart I am shooting for the gym this weekend I have to try I am so bummed out about not going yet
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I always enjoy getting things from you. It's like receiving something new from a good friend. I may have never met you in r/l but I still think you rock. Keep up the great work with the swaps you create and I'll look forward to continuing joining them :)
Response: Your so sweet thank you!! Thanks for the rate and the heart lots of love to you
Comment: Vanessa, your verse choice is one of my favorites too...one I've leaned on and learned from throughout my life. It is surely THE go-to answer when life hands us a whole bag of lemons...and we trust HIM to make the lemonade. The journal is super...thanks so much for bringing me joy in this swap....hearts and hugs...jinanne
Response: So happy you liked your swap. Happy new Year, and thanks for the rate and the heart.
Comment: Hi Vanessa! I enjoyed your trivia questions and only knew the one about the Adams Family! LOL! What a fun swap! Thank you for the washi tape as well - not needed but appreciated! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart I messaged you
Comment: Thank you so much for your note! That is co-o-old in Chicago. Christmas day through today it has been 82-83 degrees each day. Tomorrow we get a "COLD" front and it will be 50s in the mornings and chilly 70s during the day. LOL! That's Texas for ya.
Happy New Year!
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart very cold in chicago another round of fridid temps this week
Comment: Hi Vanessa! Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and for sharing how your year has been! Sounds like there have been challenges but that you have met them and continued to be thankful for all you do have - that is about all a person can do at times! Hoping the holidays bring lots for you to smile about! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a less challenging New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hello Merry Christmas, Happy new year Thanks so much for the rate and the heart
Comment: I LOVE your ideas, and how you planned it out, I am going to steal some of your planning ideas. And you SPOILED me with all of the extras! Thank you honey!!!! Will pm you about our swap plan. Hugs!
Response: Your welcome!! I loved this swap, I have another washi tap roll for you, I just have to find it LOL it got lost somewhere in all my bags. When I find it I will mail. I had a fun day at Michaels, so I sent you a lil bit of everything. I will also post this comment on your profile in case you don't see it here Love YA
Comment: Merry Christmas V! Thank you so very much for the package. I can't hardly wait to open it. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord!" Luke 2:11
May the spirit of Christmas live in your heart, Jane
Response: Jane I was so worried you didnt get the package. Your welcome thanks for the rate and the heart. For we walk by faith not by sight 2nd corinthuans 5;7 merry christmas
Comment: Thank you so much for the fireplace card. The tea and tags were very thoughtful. I love green tea so I will enjoy that. Merry Christmas
Response: Your welcome thanks so much for the rate and the heart, glad you like tea, I have a bunch of them I buy all the time, different ones. I love tea and coffee, it's my whole diet lol MERRY CHRISTMAS
Comment: Thank you Vanessa for the lovely Christmas card with John 3:16 on it and the fun nc and gift tags you added inside! I love it all. Wishing you the best this Christmas and in 2017! So thankful for this group. :)
Response: GLAD you liked what I sent you. The gift tags I found at Jewels I was so excited to send you those. thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Oooppsss So sorry V for not rating sooner!!! I had archived this swap for some reason ðŸ˜œ . It made me think to check my other swaps ...
I enjoyed the email and the links !!
Thank you for reminding me to rate !! ((Hugs))
Comment: Vanessa!! I love these little boxes!! They mean the world to me and the stuff you put inside?? Each and every item is awesome. Thank you so very much for lifting up my heart today. The tiny bottles....my favorite!!! Much love to you my friend <3
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart. Your too kind, this was my 1st swap doing matchboxes, still a newbie at this. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome cards. They are beautiful! The timing of my opening them this morning was perfect, as I needed your encouraging words and the verses you picked for me are just what I needed. The iris is so beautiful. Thank you for such a lovely package of love.
Response: Tha ks for the rate and the heart, i am so happy i encouraged you, i am praying for you and your family. God bless
Comment: Wow!!! Very impressive!!! Read one book, made a mistake and then took on the Count of Monte Cristo...kudos to you!!! What a read that must be!!! This book is on my TBR list, but the size has been daunting and scaring me off a little, but what you shared definitely sounds like a great read!!! Thanks so much and a thousand ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œ for you!!! And for plowing through the book!!!
Response: Hi this was the hardest read of my life no joke. 200 pages a day, ahh not to bad, but a lot of info to take in at once, but, i will reread this book, and take more time like a month or so lol, and try to understand it a lil more. I dont like to make mistakes i always go back and redo lol, this was a real challenge and I am, not reading for a few more days lol oh and thanks for the rate and the heart.
By the way i will be updating my goodreads every 200 pages, I didnt get the chance to update it since i started reading the book, so, as i re read it it will be updated
Comment: Thanks for the note card and extras. The cupcake recipe looks sooo good! My girls are going to be mermaids for Halloween too! I found their costumes at a store called Home Goods. Do you have those where you live? Hope you have a Happy Halloween :)
Response: Home goods..yes, in the city somewhere. I also have to find the Ana costume from Frozen for her school party ahhh...lol i knew i was going to have to get her 2 costumes this year. Its Frozen and barbie mermaids all day long on our tv lol. Thank you so much for the rate and the heart, and i will be sure to check out hime goods thank you for telling me.
Comment: This was such an extra special package! What you wrote about the Lord's Prayer resonated with me. The thoughtful way you crafted the folder with the bird and the pockets, so lovely! I will use it always, thank you also for the awesome recipes! Hope loves the coloring that Layla did for her, you spoil us. Love & Blessings, Rachael
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for the rate and the heart. I love sending happiness!!!
Comment: Hope loved every single thing you included. She had never had pop rocks before ~ that was so fun to watch her experience! Always awesome to swap with you, Vanessa! Love & Blessings, Rachael ðŸ’Ÿ
Response: OHH THE POP ROCKS HA! HA! THEIRS PLENTY MORE GOODIES IN THE NEXT SHIPMENT MUAHHHAMUAHHA LOL THANKS FOR THE RATE AND THE HEART
Comment: Thank you so much for going out of your way to do a private Type 2 bible study for me becasue I don't care for Type 1. Thank you also for the extras! The recipie cards will come in very handy for the bible verse on a recipie card swaps! ðŸŒŸðŸ’• Love & Blessings, Rachael
Response: Your to kind thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: áƒš ;-) ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ Thank you for the great info & Lovely pictures! Enjoy ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ rating! I am enjoying learning so much about these beautiful creatures too... & I have noticed I spend more time admiring them when i see them now ;-) Looking at the markings and finding out what they are named too... ;-) áƒšBUTTERFLY Blessings, cc
Comment: I received your notecard today and it was nice to hear from a new swap friend. So sorry to learn of your surgery and trust you are recovering just fine. Thanks bunches for the sample washi tape...I'll enjoy using it on my mail art.
Response: Thanks for the prompt rate, and the heart glad you liked the washi
Comment: Dear Vanessa,
I got your New York postcard! Yay! It arrived earlier than I expected.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power, love, and self-control.
Thank you for following up on me by the way! I really want to thank you for your patience! <3 Sincerely, Abigail
Response: Thank you so much for the rate and the heart. God bless you, if you ever want to be pen pals let me know :)
Comment: Thanks so much! I am definitely going to pick up at least a few of these books on your list, With Eyes Closed up first. And your comment about the health book writer made me laugh :-) and...I'm crazy about this necklaceâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸Thank you so much it's beautiful!
Response: Lol haha i mean really the health book was just a hoot lol. Im glad you liked the necklace i picked it up at our farmers market a few saturdays ago.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your day with me. I read so many Danielle Steele novels while I was in high school and college. It's been a while since I've read one. War Room was an awesome movie. Both my girls want to see it, so I see myself watching again soon.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, Danielle Steele is pretty good, I am waiting for her newer book at the library The Apartment. War Room is a must watch, I think I will watch it again on Saturday I hope you enjoyed this swap. Hope to swap again soon V
Comment: Hi Vanessa
Thank you I enjoy reading it and I love the Beatles notebook
Response: Hi, thanks for the rate and the heart. I jist mailed your swap yeaterday, I am glad you got it so quickly. The Beatles notebook, my older daughter found, at 5 below I think, they had KISS too.
Comment: Thank you for a beautifully selected card for the verses you chose. I've been to Grand Central Station and can imagine the light shining in that way as it rises higher in the sky over the morning or lower in the evening.depending on the windows's direction. I especially like the verse about His light as "a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my feet." Thanks for a great swap.
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, I loved this swap so happy you liked the post card and bible verse i chose for you
Comment: Thanks for the back to school images. As a teacher, I can relate to each of the images. School started back August 8 for us. I was exhausted after the first day and sleepwalking by the end of the first week.
Comment: It finally arrived (the 2nd, the 1st is still in limbo) I hope you find out what the internal problem is and get it treated, sounds awful.
I'll look forward to the resumption of the 'quick letter's swaps (with hopes you'll be well)
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart, I am so frusterated over the 1st letter not getting to you. I will resume the swaps at the end of August
Comment: Thank you so much for my letter and the goodies you sent. I'm sorry I hadn't realized I forgot to rate for it. I really enjoyed reading about your weekend, and the weather here has been ridiculously hot here as well. I'll write a not a soon as I can. Good luck with the potty training!! :)
Response: Your welcomed, thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty postcard - with a lovely verse on it... Love the verse you wrote, too. Keep your mind on Heavenly ways, not Earthly ways. Beautiful. Happy day to you - Sorry for the delay in picking up my mail... Thanks again for the two-for-one verses!
Response: Thank you so much for your rate and the heart, I was worried you didn't get the post card, my mail is not running very well. Glad you liked the verses I chose for you. God bless you.
Comment: Thank you for the nice note! I also love how you decorated the mailing envelope. :-) I will try to write you back soon, but it might be a week or so. I'm rather overwhelmed at the moment. :-)
Response: Thanks for the speedy fast rate and the heart. I love to decorate the envelopes, its something nice to see when you open up your mailbox. Write when you can, i know it does get over whelming, but take it easy, dont stress. I am always available.
Comment: Thanks for the good Bible verse! It's good to connect with Christians who don't mind getting "religious stuff" in the swaps! haha Great verse! Thanks!
Response: Your welcomed. Yes, i agree, i love connecting with my fellow believers. Theirs something wonderful about getting bible verses thru the mail from others, it just makes me HAPPY thanks for the rate and the heart. And sorry and i must apologize t you for my hand writing, i know its big and gets sloppy. The joys of being left handed lol.
Comment: Thanks for the letter. Your printing is very large and the pages are small; I think the swap meant you to write more, but it sounds like you are not accustomed to describing things which is what makes a letter longer and more interesting.
Response: I am deeply sorry, you didn't like my letter. Yes, I do write big, its just the person I am, I wrote my memory on another sheet of paper, so that was included in the letter, which is why I didn't write another page. :)
Comment: Hi Vanessa! I used to watch the Food Network all weekend, but it's not that great anymore...I watch PBS and The Cooking Channel more now. Have you seen the Great British Baking Show? Love it! ðŸ˜›ðŸ˜›ðŸ˜›
Response: I have been wanting to see the Great British Baking show, I have not got around to it, hopefully I can see it this weekend, I think I have it on demand. I love PBS too, but, lately I have been watching a lot of Fox News, and CNN, I am sucked into politics LOL. Thanks for the rate and the heart this was a fun swap.
Comment: Thank you for your comment! Library and Information Services can lead to being a Librarian, but it can also lead to a career in preservation, digitising documents, and more! I really enjoy it :)
Response: sounds awesome, good luck to you, and thanks so much for the heart and the rate
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. Talk about a small world. Yes fb has a lot or even too much drama. I helped out as an admin in a group and some days I just want to give up on it. if you're interested in becoming pen pals please let me know thanks again for the nice letter
Response: Thanks for the rate and yes write me anytime. I would love to be penpals
Comment: Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for the nice notecard and the washi tape. Sounds like you had a busy weekend. You really have some cold temps in Chicago. Ours have been really rainy. Hope to see you in future swaps. Hugs to you
Response: Your welcomed, thanks for the rate and the heart
Comment: Thanks for sharing your verses with me and John 3:16 is an important Bible verse I guess I'm so use to it I decided to go for a different favorite verse :-) I LOVE all the Bible just have certain verses I love more than others :-)
Response: Hi thanks for the rate and the heart, both of those versus I learned from a very young child, in fact they were the first versus i memorized. I am glad you like them
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. Congratulations on your daughters graduation. My sister was a little upset Friday because her step-son was graduating on Sunday and had failed to let his father or her know. His excuse-"Oh, I thought mom would tell you." I guess his major wasn't in thinking. LOL!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart and the rate. Oh no, sounds like a mess lol, congrats to the graduate.
Comment: Vanessa, thank you for your letter!! I am sorry I forgot to rate you- I wrote back and forgot about your rating! I cannot get back into my messages right now for some reason, they wont load. But I wanted to let you know that, yes- as long as the swaps are labeled you can send them off together...Thanks a bunch! Tracy
Response: Ok great thanks so much for the rate. I will keep you posted with a conformation number should be mailed out by saturday
Response: First you rated me a 5, then down rated me to a 1, forgive me if i sound a lil upset, but, i did mail in time and my swap was within guidelines. Update 4-3-2016 thank you so much for the rate change. 5
Comment: Nice quote by Frost. However, I think the swap was for actual lines of poetry on the postcard. No need to resend; just make sure you read swap requirements next time.
Response: I am new here i was under the impression to use a poetry quote that inspired me. I used that one because i got me into reading and writing poetry when i was the young age of 13. Sorry about that. This is what the description said, You will send each one of them a postcard, with a stanza, or a few lines of a poem that has touched your life in some way.
Comment: Thank you so much for the doggie PC. Not only is it so cute but it came at the right time. you see my little dog Coco is at the vets where she has been since New Years Eve and she is not doing well at all. Your card really lifted my spirits =D.
Response: I am so happy, you liked your post card and it lifted your spirits. I will be praying for your pup, if you don't mind? So sad to hear, I hope Coco isn't suffering, that just makes me sad. Please keep me posted