Comment: Nicole, sorry for rating late, but I thought I had already rated. I loved your email and getting to know you through your responses to the questions. This was a very fun swap and I'm glad I joined it and got to know some people better. Maybe we'll run into each other on a beach someday, and I'll say "Oh, you're Nicole Rhymes from Texas? How are your cats? And have you made it to that English castle yet?" We'll be like old friends who haven't seen each other in a while... Lol!
Comment: Thank you for your letter, it had me in tears reading it. I am so sorry for your loss. I will write back to you. Thank you for trying to bring awareness to this subject. More people need to talk about it
Comment: Belated, belated (I thought I was up-to-date in rating and just found a pile of mail that my family had mislaid) thank you for the bold, iconic "Don't mess with Texas." card, Nicole :) My favorite parts of fall are the cool, crisp weather that isn't too forbidding and allows you to wear spiffy clothes like sweaters, tights, and boots, as well as the flavors (apple and pumpkin). I also like that the season affords one to look inward and slow down a little to reflect before the hustle and bustle of the holidays during winter (a season that also brings its own hibernation and introspection). Hope you are enjoying cooler weather soon! It's 87 degrees today, heheh. <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage Casablanca poster card and hypnotic Uranus stamp, Nicole! Hope the lovely weather continues and that you were able to paint en plein air :) Happy weekend! <3
Response: Thank you so much for the sweet rating the weather has finally started cooling down!
Comment: Wow! You mailed this out quick! What a wonderful thing to come home from work to. I love all the things! My favorites were the stickers, the peacock, and the washi tape! The coffee smells delicious! Thanks again! You made my day! :)
Response: Thank you so much this was a fun swap to do! I'm glad you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with me. I am eager to work my way through all of the lovely recipes I've received of late. My sincerest apologies about how long it's taken me to get my ratings caught up. I look forward to seeing you around the swaps. Have a great day!
Response: It's okay I hope you enjoy the recipes I tried to pick easy ones because easy and quick are my favorite! Thank you for rating me!
Comment: your card was so lovely. I've lost my grandparents on both sides but they lived in different places and I only knew them as a child, not enough memories to really miss them. I'm glad you at least got some memories. :)
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I thought I had already rated you! I am obsessed with feather card that you sent and all of the washi. Do you by any chance remember where you got the donut wash from, or what brand it is?
Response: It's okay! I got the donut washi at Target they have all kinds of cool washi. I'm know they have some Halloween ones right now.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Recipe! I'm going to try it out tonight in fact! I love chicken...I think I might turn into a chicken one day, I eat it so often. So it's always wonderful to get a new recipe for it! :) Also thanks for the pumpkin muffins, my husband heard that one and seemed quite interested lol so no doubt I'll be asked in the next few weeks "when are you going to make those pumpkin muffins?" The answer will of course be, "when you go buy the spice cake mix, because I won't be caught buying a mix" LOL Though now that I think about it, I might try it with my spice cake recipe *hums* Well now my minds working, thanks a lot! LOL Really though, the card was so pretty, it's so getting displayed in my craft room.
Comment: Hi Nicole, thank you for sharing your day with me! And thanks a lot for the great washi samples, I love them! I hope you're doing well, take care! I think moving to Texas will be great, to be closer to your family. I wish you all the best! x Marit
Response: Thank you so much! We are doing well here in Texas! It was a lot of work to get moved over but so worth it! Thank you for the sweet rating!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC ðŸ˜‹ I'm caught up on Shield and can't wait for more. I haven't tried the 100. Currently watching season two of Killjoys and Dark Matter. So good. Also Penn and Teller Fool Us just started again recently. Love that show. There was a guy last week that did a card trick but he had no hands and no feet. ðŸ˜± Super amazing ðŸ˜‹
Response: Hahaha how neat! I will have to check out those shows! Since we got rid of cable and just do netflix and hulu I find I have more stuff to watch than I did on cable!
Comment: Wow, you did such a good job on this swap! I love everything you sent. So fun and colourful and useful! Thank you for the envies w/washi, the washi samples, and the notecards. Can't wait to use it! :)
Response: Thank you for the sweet rating I'm
So happy you liked everything---happy to bring some happy to your mailbox!
Comment: thank you for a super neat castle postcard! i hope your summer is going well, i cannot imagine the heat you are experiencing there...it got into the 90's twice last weekend and i cranked up the AC and hid inside. i love winter :)
Response: The heat is awful! But I'm thankful for A/C! I try to do thing outside in the evening when it's not so hot---lots of sunscreen! Thank you for the sweet rating!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! What really astonished me about your list of "have you evers" was that you've never stayed up all night to watch the sun rise. I could not tell you the last time I went to bed by 10p, or even the last time I went to bed before 3a! Fun list, thank you again!
Response: Lol thank you!! I stayed up late drinking a lot when my husband and I were dating but I like my sleep now! I should plan to do that sometime I bet it is beautiful!
Comment: The dragonfly notecard and envie were so beautiful! The washi and inspirational vellum and journal card made me smile. I will def use them! thank you so much <3
ps look me up if you DO come to Austin...
Response: Thank you so much for the sweet rating! I am so glad you liked what I sent! I will defiantly look you up! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you! I love the Washi tape especially the one that says "I'm so crafty I sweat glitter." I know what you mean about being sad when your kids grow up. My Step daughter graduated from College on the 7th, my step son walked with his class on Friday (he started college in January.) Next year we'll have 2 in Middle School, 1 in High School, 1 in 4th grade and our youngest will be doing his last year of Pre K. Our oldest got married the April before last. I'm just waiting around for some "grand babies!" Their pretty smart though so it may be awhile. My son is special needs and still not potty trained so he still seems little to me. His daddy says I baby him....but he is my last one and will always be my baby! Lol Weather is warming up... sun burned on Sunday and hoping for some more hot weather so we can go swimming on Memorial Day
Response: Thank you for such a sweet rating! I'm so glad you liked you liked the washi! I am glad I get to spend another summer with my kids I cherish each little moment I can with them. My husband is currently out of town for work so they are trying my patience this week! I hope he's back by this weekend I plan on going swimming too! Happy Swapping!
Comment: This box was pure joy to open and explore! Thank you so much for putting together such an amazing package. I will get so much use out of it and more than that, receiving it totally made my week. :)
Response: Yay! I am so glad you liked it! It was so much putting it together for you! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you :) My friend was a firefighter also and she told me I might be interested so I looked into it. :) My favorite Starbucks drink varies on the weather really, but right now I do love a Mini Smores Frappuccino!
Response: That is awesome! I have not tried that--I am usually simple I stick with an iced vanilla latte! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Your postcard is beautiful. The sharpies really give it a nice finish--it looks like a printed card! Thanks for investing your time, and sharing your expert handiwork and eye for color with me!
Response: Thank you! I love the sharpies--I think they add a special touch to the pictures! This was a fun swap!
Comment: I got your PC today. It was fun reading all the facts about you. I had never thought of a wedding band tatoo. Did it hurt? I also love to paint, but am terrible at it. happy Seapping.
Response: I love my wedding band tattoo--it actually has my husband's name on it. I have 8 or 9 tattoos and the wedding band one actually hurt less. Thank you for the sweet rating! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Nicole - I rec'd your PC - thanks!! I rec'd an adult colouring book for Christmas, but haven't been able to colour in it yet! Life is busy, as you know. I do have stamps that I like to colour - smaller project so I feel like I accomplished something :) Your children will certainly treasure the scrapbooks you make for them. Take care. Thanks again.
Response: I just discovered coloring post cards and I like those a lot better because they take less time than a whole page! Thank you for the nice rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful tapes! Yes, we had a good Easter - hope yours was good, too. Thanks for liking my name- it is becoming popular again for baby names. Who would have thought?
Response: You're so welcome! I'm glad you liked them! We had a busy but good Easter! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Nicole. Thank you so much for the adorable card...an I absolutely adore washi tape!!! The robot tape is my favorite.. I have a daughter and a son...if you're looking for sweetness...the boys are full of it. I hope we meet again :)
Response: Thank you so much for the sweet rating! Glad you liked the washi! Boys are defiantly sweet!
Comment: I love Anne taintor postcards and i didn't have this one yet thank you so much yes being a mom is challenging but worth it in the end..hopefully lol!!! mine is only 9 but i have high hopes for her! let me know if you'd like to be pen pals? my daughter is also looking for a few. and i think we would get along!
thanks for the postcard and yes GARDENS KICK ASS
Response: LOL Yes I have a 7 year old and a 10 year old boy! I'm so glad you liked the PC those are my favorite! I will PM you!
Comment: Thank you, I've read some of Chelsea Cain, love Diane Chamberlain and AJ Banner I will have to look into. Have a great weekend!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Chelsea Cain is writing another Archie book so I'm really looking forward to that. A.J. Banner was one of those that amazon recommended to me based on what I've been reading. Nice to meet someone with good book taste!
Comment: Wow, wow, wow ... thank you for this MARVELLOUS swap! I don't know what to say! The wrapping, the Easter Grass, the gorgeous little eggs ... all so pretty! And then the contents of the eggs - I adore the tiny Batman and the Bigfoot souvenir!!! I love everything so much, thank you for making my day. I was so excited to open everything! I can't thank you enough and I do hope we'll meet swapping again.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun with the swap--you had a variety of likes! At first I had no idea what to put in little plastic eggs! It was great having you as a partner! Thank you for such a sweet rating!
Comment: Thank you! I love Anne Taintor cards. My husband always complains that there isn't any food in the house, and I always have to explain to him that there's plenty of food, it just has to be cooked.
Response: lol I love that! So glad you liked the PC those are my favorite!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the cat in the teacup note card! Soooo cute! Thank you, also, for the wonderful Grumpy Cat stickers and Valentines. I haven't found any Grumpy Cat stuff at the stores I frequent! I am so happy you sent these to me!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! I made a Grumpy Cat Pocket Letter and had all that left over so I had to send them when I saw you loved him!
Comment: It was exciting to get your package and the two wrapped gifts went into the sack (in place of a stocking) to wait until the holiday season. I am certain I will love them, and did the squeeze to guess....no luck. Thank you, thank you, thank you
Response: You're welcome! Hope they bring you som holiday cheer!
Comment: Dear Nicole:
I love your sending :D like totally amazing, the kittens completely adorable, and the PC too, everybody gets busy sometimes, don't worry! :D I hope everything goes well now and if it doesn't i send you the best wishes to fix whatever have you concern :D Virtual hug and lots of energy; Pia
Response: Thank you so much! Glad you liked what I sent!
Comment: welcome to the ATC addiction and thank you so much for the beautiful card :) I would recommend adding your info and date to the back, just because it's nice to have an artist's name on the card (and I love looking back and going woooow that was from so many years ago), but you did include everything in the greeting card! happy swapping
Response: Thank you so much! I did a couple more ATC swaps and wrote my info on the others but completely forgot to do that one. So glad you liked it and thank you for the heart!
Comment: I loved your answers. I do own a cat named rascal. Shes in her 90's and has one eye.She still very sharp. Love the card- the prettiest cat card i have ever seen.your letter is the first mail I have gotten since last thusday..because of the snow. :)
Response: Thank you so much for the sweet rating! It's been in the upper 70s here for the past few days! Think we are getting a cold front tomorrow.
Comment: Liked the postcard :) Don't know what era/time period you like but I really enjoyed the Welsh Princes trilogy by S.K. Penman. They are set in 13th century Wales. Another series is by Stephen Lawhead - called the King Raven Trilogy which is a new twist on the Robin Hood legend. Really enjoyed both series. So now do you have any favorites? :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely survey and for taking the time to read my profile. I'm really looking forward to supporting each other and to doing some non-Journey swaps with each other as well. You can do this!
Response: Thank you for such a sweet rating! I look forward to swapping with you again:
Comment: Nicole you didn't sign your name or put your swap name but this Louisiana alligator eating tourists PC has to be you right? LOL And thanks for sharing, WOW!
(I thought my daughter was the only pizza and ranch gal haha)
Response: Oh my goodness I'm so sorry about that! I usually always put the swap name and my username! Really sorry! Yes the alligator PC is mine-thought that was so funny! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hello Nicole,
Thank you for 5 pieces of washi tape you sent me for this swap. My favorites are the grass and alphabet ones. I will look forward to using them in future projects. We may have swapped before. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks so much for the recipes and the cute little stationery items! I can't wait to try out these recipes. They both sound delicious and are easy to make. I'm going to try that brownie recipe out for our next church function.
The pretty little stationery items are so cute! You are too sweet!!
Response: You're so welcome! So glad you liked everything! Slow cooker recipes are my favorite!
Comment: Hey Nicole! Thank you for all of the WASHI samples! I LOVE the card that you sent along with everything. It's beautiful! I hope you had an awesome time bringing in the new year! Have a great day girl :)
Response: Thank you for such a sweet comment! Really glad you loved what I sent!
Comment: Hi Nicole! Thank you for the PC! Sorry for the delayed rating. I've been traveling more than usual over these last few months. The holidays drive me crazy! In a good way though :) I love how you described yourself as a flower. I think I'd want to be described in one word that way by my fiancee; now I'm going to ask him and see what he says-let's hope its something beautiful and meaningful like that too LOL :P happy swapping!
Response: Thank you! I am interested in what he says! Thank you for the sweet comment and the heart! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the crawfish postcard. I've never been to Louisiana. 2016 has been great so far. Weather hasn't been bad at all. My husband only had to take me to work one day. He has a Hummer & I have a Chevy HHR.
Response: You're welcome! We just moved to Louisiana in August---we are from Texas but I really love it here! Think we will be staying here! Stay warm!
Comment: Thanks bunches for the funny Alligator card LOL My 12 year old LOVES Alligators and this one made her laugh!! :)
Yes I've been in NYC on New Year's Eve for the ball drop and omg NEVER AGAIN!! HAHAAH
NOTHING... NOTHING is worth that!! Its just as good watching it drop from home, warm, with a glass of champagne and popcorn! HAHA! I think tourists would probably really like it but locals stay as far away as we possibly can! heheehehe
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Response: Lol! My friend's mother went there this year with her brother and they called and said it was madness--they ended up leaving! Glad you liked the PC!
Comment: Margaritas at home are my favorite! Cheaper and I can control exactly how much of each ingredient goes into them. ;)
How did the Christmas present giving go that you were excited for?
Feel free to send me an email or message on here if you ever want to talk about college. I'm the first one to go to college in my immediate family and a low-income student, among other barriers to college. I managed to overcome a lot and finish an associates and bachelors degree, now working on my masters (which is very difficult). I'd love to talk to you about what you'd be interested in studying or any other parts of going to college. I changed my major quite a bit, haha.
I had a lot of fun reading your answers. Thank you for sharing! Have a great new year!
Response: Would love to chat more! Now that the holidays are over I'm going to be looking into school and what my options are. Can you believe I'm 30 and still don't know what I want to do? Lol hope you have a happy new year!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! You and I can relate in sooo many ways, it was weird reading at times because the same things that happened to you, happened to me. Anyway, I also wanted to say that Girl on the Train is a great book!
Response: Thank you! I found that book randomly at a store and loved it! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely comments. We adopted 2 new kittens about a month ago, and one of them is fascinated with out Christmas tree, we can't keep her out it of either! I saw the picture of your orange kitty in the tree, he is so cute! Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! Kittens are the best! We are going to have to throw away my tree though and get a new one next year it is looking pretty bad! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely comment! I enjoyed reading it and always appreciate book recommendations. I look forward to seeing more of you on swap-bot, and am definitely interested in possibly doing a private swap. (:
Response: You're welcome! I am always looking for good page turner books to read so I thought I would share a couple of my favorites. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and I will contact you after the holidays to do a swap!
Comment: Well I can fill # 2 and be a new friend :) I hope you get some relief from the nerve issue. Merry Christmas
Response: Thank you! I started physical therapy this week (now they think it's the muscle) so I will be doing that twice a week until the end of January! Would love to swap with you again! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks a ton for the list! I liked reading what you would like to do soon... I like number 4. I have been going on what I call "lady dates" with my boyfriends friends wifes and such. These are not too bad! Thanks again! Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you! I was trying to think of things that were possible for me to accomplish next year. I have met a couple of my husbands co-workers wife's and I really need to make a point to set up things with them and get to know them better. Hope you are able to accomplish some of your bucket list goals! Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Comment: I can hardly wait to go through my stocking! The snowman candle ornament is so adorable and will look so cute on my tree. Thank you so much! edited 12/28 - I just wanted to thank you for all the items you chose for me. I'm not sure if my favorite is the necklace set or the back scratcher!
Response: You're welcome I'm so glad you like it! I had a lot of fun putting it together! Let me know when you open it and if you like everything!
Comment: Hi Nicole! Got my ornament today! Thanks so much for such a cool ornament! I will look forward to hanging it on my tree when I finally get the darn thing unpacked! Hope you have a great Christmas :)
Response: LOL--We put ours up the day after Thanskgiving and just got a new kitten and he's been in the tree so much I'm regretting having it up! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Nicole, your answer is great and sounds so relaxing! It's healthy to splurge a little on yourself doing something that lets you get rid of stress. I hope that you you actually do get a chance to have a massage soon. By the way, love the card!
Response: Thank you so much! Glad you liked the card! Don't stress too much this holiday season!
Comment: Nicole,The coasters are so very nice! This is cute,I am always wanting cork coasters for a craft and my coasters for here looked so bad,so now I have some new ones! thanks so much you deserve several hearts!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm so glad you liked them! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and I wouldn't mind doing another swap with you sometime!
Comment: Wow - What a cute card - Thank you so much for that, and, the extras, and, for your little note - You sound so interesting and fun. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family - and - Merry Christmas, too!
Response: You're welcome! Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas! Keep in touch and if you would like to do another swap sometime I'd love that!
Comment: Oh, my stars have aligned! Thanks for the card and the recipe. "Someone" brought a delicious corn dish in a crock pot to a potluck just days ago and when asked for the recipe her response was "oh, let me remember. It was just some corn and cream cheese thrown together with some other stuff." Right. If you don't give the recipe out just say so. Grr. Bet yours is better :)
Response: You're welcome! I hope you like it and hope you have a great Thanksgiving! We should do another swap together sometime!
Comment: I have never had moscato but the fact that you listed THREE of them says to me that these are definitely worth checking out. There is SO MUCH wine in my house right now but when I get down to fewer bottles I'm going to pick up a bottle and drop you a line!
Response: Lol thank you for the heart! I used to drink white zifendale until I discovered Moscato! Olive Garden also has a good moscato too! We should definitely keep in touch and do another swap together sometime!
Comment: thanks so much for the lovely swap i loved everything, i really liked the envelopes you made for me, thanks for being such a wonderful sweet caring friend to me.. your more then a friend to me your family.. take care ..
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! :-) We will have do another swap soon when I'm not trying to save money haha.
Comment: Dear Nicole, did you take lessons from my mom on wrapping? Because it took me about 5 minutes to get into the box, had to use a knife and lots of elbow grease! Thank you, the mug certainly is cute and very springy, in-which I am ready for! BTW I LOVE LOVE LOVE bright colors like that!!!
Response: :-D You are too funny, LOL--wanted to make sure it was def not going to break in transit! Glad you liked the bright spring colors! This was a really fun swap!
Comment: Holly Smokes Nicole! This is the most AMAZING Valentines package. Eeeeh! You sure know how to spoil a girl! Handmade dark pink scarf is sooo pretty, I LOVE thin scarfs and yours in perfect! The Etsy heart earrings is so adorable and pretty - I LOVE THEM! The Fresh Cut Rose Soy soap looks beautiful and smells wonderful. You are so darling. Thank you for putting so much love into the package from the outside of the package to the wonderful goodies inside. HUGZ
Response: :-) I just got yours today too! How neat that we both got our swaps we sent each other on the same day!! So glad you liked it! It was so much fun putting it together for you!
Comment: Nicole, thank you so much for the adorable card â€“ definitely very cheery! I love the gorgeous pup and kitty on the front as much as I love the inspirational quotes and funny joke you wrote for me! =D Wishing you the very best for 2011! Peace, Maggie x
Response: You are so welcome! I"m glad that you enjoyed it and I hope you have a wonderful year too!! Thank you for the sweet comment and the heart!
Comment: Hi Nicole and thank you for the card, extra special just after the holidays AND because of the sweet kitten. Loved the quotes and the joke particularly the quote from Doug Larsen.. it's beautiful And thought provoking..
Once again, thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family,
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and the sweet comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I really hope it brightened your day!
Comment: Nicole is one of my most favorite swappers! She is so thoughtful and generous, I really appreciate her! Thank you Nicole for another wonderful private swap. ;) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Response: You are so welcome! You are one of my favorite swappers too! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Comment: The package was absolutely perfect (as I knew it would be!). Thanks for putting a lot of time into it and wrapping it wonderfully. I had to open everything, I couldn't wait! I'm ready to start decorating with the things you sent. :D
Response: you are so welcome--I had so much fun putting it together and I def wanted to get it out to you in time for Christmas! I'm really glad you loved it--thank you for the heart and I hope you and your family have a great holiday season.
Comment: I walked into the post office and opened my mailbox and saw I had a yellow slip in there, which means I have a package to get! I walked up to the counter and the lady went in the back room to get my package, and when she came back she said, "Now this looks like something good is going to be inside of it!" I said, "It does! Hopefully so!" I made it to my car before I opened your chinese takeout box to find two ADORABLE ornaments! I just LOVE the bowling one. I pride myself in having a pretty good collection of bowling ornaments, but I do not have this one, nor have I even seen it! The love one is also adorable! They are both going to look great on my tree, which is already up. :P Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you so much---I'm so glad that you liked it--It was fun putting it together and looking for ornaments that fit you and your husband. Thank you for the wonderful sweet comment and the heart! I hope this makes your holiday all the more merrier!
Comment: Hi friend! That was seriously some lightning fast shipping! I'm always shocked by your generosity whenever we do a private swap. I did not expect such large candy soaps, and I love the key chain too! I will do a swap with you anytime! Thanks again.
Response: Thank you I'm so glad that you liked it! Still haven't gotten your swap yet, but hopefully I will in the next couple days!
Comment: This was the best package I have ever received! It was so awesome and really made my day! I'm looking forward to a nice bath enjoying so many of the things you sent! Thank you!!! I feel well loved!
Response: Oh you are so welcome! I'm so glad you got it! It was so fun putting it together and I hope you are able to use everything and relax some!
Comment: TY for the lovely comments and yes, our babies grow up way toooo fast!! I think we have swapped in the past, when I read your profile I thought I had read it before - or I am old and goofy!! lol - May I ask how you got the lovely design on my comment? I want to join a swap that you put something like that on the person's profile, but am worried I will not be able to figure it out - computer challenged at times!! lol - Thanks again! ;)
Response: I was looking at your profile too and I was thinking we had done a swap with each other in the past too, lol. I couldn't put my finger on it! I got the graphic from photobucket--I had to learn how to do it from one of my friends.
Comment: Wow, what an amazing handmade Peace postcard! I agree, if you were to send it straight something might have happened to it. Happy that you enjoyed creating such a pretty work of art. It is very beautiful indeed. Happy week
Response: Thank you so much--I'm glad you liked it! It was fun to make and so happy you let me send it in an envie!!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! Those peace sign glasses were hilarious!!! I loved the magnet, too! Thanks for doing this swap. How fun. We need to do another one soon. Let me know if you want to! Thanks again! :-)
Response: Oh yea, LOL--I thought those glasses were great! Def another swap sometime...off to think of ideas. :-)
Comment: What an awesome swap box! I loved the box, it's so cool. One of my favorite things in the box was the nail polish, I love to do my nails in unusual colors, so the black and orange is perfect! There were goodies to share with my son too, so he was tickled pink. Thanks SO much!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked everything--I couldn't find a Pencil Box so I made some adjustments! Hope you guys have a spooky fun Halloween!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing these two poems with me. They were both really heartfelt. I could feel your emotions as I read each of them. Thank you, also, for doing this swap with me. I really enjoyed it. We should do another sometime. Thanks again for sharing!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great quotes from your Facebook! And the funny ones really made me laugh. My daughter thought I was crazy as much as I was laughing over the joke about fitting into the earrings that I wore in HS! Too cute :) And I love and appreciate the nice letter too. When I get time I will definately send you a letter back!
Response: Thank you so much! I thought they were cute and so funny! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Hiya - thanks for the list. It's fun to meet a fan of bigger swaps - I always feel too nervous to trade anything larger than an envelope! I'm also intrigued by your favourite book, which I hadn't heard of - sounds interesting. Hope this finds you well :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection. I like to shop Michael's dollar section too. Sometimes you can find really great stuff. Your little boy will probably love kindergarten. Sometimes the start of school is harder on Mom than on the child! [lol]
Response: you are welcome--glad you liked everything--i had to even get some for myself, hehe---def one of my favorite stores!
Comment: I got your very colorful postcard today. It's very pretty. Water For Elephants - I think I do remember hearing something about a movie called that. I will read the book before it comes out. I like to read a book before the movie comes out if there is one.
Response: Same here--books are always much better! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did--it is a fairly popular book and def one of my favorites!
Comment: Thanks for your sweet comment! Your profile says that you are looking for healthy recipes. Try the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks. They are fantastic! My favorite Beatle is John, but the others seem very nice, too. ;-)
Comment: Thank you so much. I do love the notecard. It is going to be hard to send it on to someone else. And the crocheted bookmark is perfect for inside that paperback book I have stashed in my purse!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty bookmark! I adore it :) The Netherlands is kind of beautiful, but it doesn't have a lot of variety. We have beaches, dunes and forests, and that is pretty much it :) But people who visit love it :)
Thanks again for the beautiful bookmark!
Response: you're welcome! Forests are beautiful though!
Comment: thanks nicole i really loved what you said about me.. its nice to know you feel that way about me i feel the same about you. you are more then a friend to me your my sister and im so glad we met one another
Comment: Thanks for the cute bookmarks and nice note. Yes, our chickens do lay yummy eggs! Only 4 are laying right now but when the rest are old enough, we'll be up to our eyeballs in eggs. Thanks again!
Response: you are welcome! How exciting to have your own chicken eggs!
Comment: wow how cool is that you got me for a partner.. loved your epal letter thanks so much for being such a special, caring, sweet friend, im so glad we met and became such good friends i love ya like a sis.. my bbff
Comment: Enjoyed reading about you - sorry to hear things have been sort of rough lately - hope tht turns around! Wow, you have little fellers! To have one in Kindergarten again!! sigh - My sons are 16 and 19 - sigh!! Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the comment! Wow, you got to meet Jodi Picoult!! I haven't watched the movie of My Sisters Keeper in protest to the changing of the ending!! I read an interview & apparently she didn't actually know they were going to do that :-(
Response: No, I met her at a book signing and she talked about it. She said she was very upset about the ending--that once she signs her book over to "Hollywood" they can do whatever they want with it pretty much. She didn't have any control over it and she was pretty upset. The movie is still a tear-jerker, but they did really screw up the ending--and of course left out many parts of the book.