Comment: I love 💝💝💝 the pocked letter and your note was also lovely. 😥Unfortunately I don't think our biosecurity folk liked it very much... It arrived smelling very strongly of chemicals and had possibly been fumigated (unless you know another reason) probably because of the spiders. They were just the right size to be off concern. I couldn't work out if it had been opened but there was an official sticker over the envelope seal so I think it may have been. It was probably opened and inspected as some of the pages were out of the pockets. Anyway thank you again. Ann
Response: Oh no they were just spider stickers 😳. And they had purple glitter on them. Did all the goodies make it. I feel terrible. I wonder why they would open up a pocket letter? 🤔 Anyways I am glad you loved it and sorry for the hassle
Comment: Great card!!!! Love the sticker sheets. You never mentioned what swap it was as I am in several card swaps but I figured it out. Thanks tons fellow black cat lover!!!! I miss my tailless black beauty sammie who passed 4 yrs ago
Comment: THANK YOU for the gorgeous Halloween card! I love that artist (Bella Pilar) and it’s just so pretty! Cannot say enough thanks for the gift card! Wow, a total surprise and I am certainly appreciative. That was so very kind and generous of you!!! Wishing you a fabulous night and again, my warmest thanks. xo
Response: Susie you are so very welcome. Glad it arrived safe and sound and I love Bella Pillar too. Thought a little Target Treat would be a fabulous surprise. Have a wonderful Halloween
Comment: Loved learning more about you Lauren! I'm sure you're a great mom...I remember thinking I completely messed up my kids, but despite that, they've turned out pretty darned awesome. I'm sure Koko and Peyton will too❤️😀
Response: Awe IIlyse if they don’t straigten up soon or if I don’t find a manual I am giving them to science to figure out what’s tinkering around in those minds of there. I am still working on our swapper to return those journals.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I totally forgot that I had received this and was waiting to get it. It was buried under a pile of mail on my desk. ( I moved offices and I'm still getting caught up on organization) Thank you so much for the journal forward. I like the way you decorated your entry with washi tape.
Comment: Oh.Em.Gee. What a wonderful package! It was so much fun to open! Thank you so very very much! The candles are especially nice - I hadn't seen them before, and they smell WONDERFUL! Wowza! What a creative package. I appreciate it - and you! Thank you!
Response: So glad you loved it. Hope you have a fabulous summer!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Love having a Disney themed one to add to my collection (I am creating a coffee table book with all my postcards in it using a 12x12 scrapbook). When I was a young girl I visited the Fenton Glass factory and got to tour and see how they made the glass pieces. Thing I remember most was there was a rail line that ran into the factory that they used for transport of the glass and materials. It wasn't operating anymore, but if you walked the tracks you could see bits of the various colored glass from pieces that had broke in shipping, were defected, or just scrap that was discarded. The pieces were small pebble sized and just blanketed the ground in a rainbow of colors. It was very cool!
Response: Omg I would so die and collect all the colored pieces and use them for a Fenton theme glass bottom pool. Wouldnt that be crazy gorgeous?
Comment: I love the pocket letter you created for this first round of this swap! Very pretty and describes you perfectly I think! That is very interesting about your husband being in the NFL- which team did he play for? Thanks again for the swap and can't wait to add a page for the next round!
Response: He played for 4 technically bc one team moved to different cities. Thanks so much I totally enjoyed making this and will set up round #2 this weekend
Comment: Thank you for the lovely coloring pages of Jasmine! I love the pop from the markers that you used when coloring it! And I even won 4 bucks from the lotto ticket, lol! That's actually the first time I ever won off a lotto ticket, ha ha. Sorry for the delay in rating; I was out of town when this arrived!
Response: Woo hoo winner winner chicken dinner. I love lottery scratchers
Comment: I love the adorable PC! I have a friend super into Blythe dolls and I think they're gorgeous!! Portland & Westmoreland Place? I've never been. You'll have to message me because now I'm curious. Your husband played for the Rams? Okay. I'm super curious!!
Response: Thanks so much I love Blythe Dolls a lot! I sent you an email with pix about the private residences in St Louis they are the only ones left in the US. And I sent pix of myself and my man. Lol
Comment: Thank you Lauren for the my box of Easter goodies! I can't wait till Easter so I can open it up!! I will come back and Thank you again then :) Happy Easter...04/02/18 Thank you so much for the lovely Easter goodies!!! You really made my Easter a little more special this year! I Love it all, The Nightlight is so pretty, love the bird coasters, Easter and bird stickers, the bunny potholder is so cute, I can't wait to look over the Somerset magazine, and I had lots of fun with the egg surprise lottery tickets, 2 of them were winning!!!! Thank you again and I hope your Easter was wonderful!!!
Response: Yeah I am so glad you loved everything and dealing with my not following directions LOL, but hey instead of wrapping it all up, I was wait I sent a basket too LOL
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies you sent! It's a box of pampering! The bath bomb is actually made by a couple of Minnesota girls and I've been wanting to try them so I'm really excited about that! And the candle smells fabulous! Love everything, thanks again!
Comment: Lauren, Thank you so very much for the wonderful swap you sent me! I put Cherry blossom stems in the lovely pink vase you sent and put them on the kitchen window sill with the super cute and spring birdies!!! and you were so very kind to also send 3 gels and and glue sticks!! You truly spoiled me! Thank you again for great goodies!!!
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you SO much! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you for the Starbucks card. My chiro is in the same shopping center as Starbucks, so guess where I'm going tomorrow? Thank you very much. Beautiful card, too!
Comment: Awww you are a true sweetheart ðŸ˜ (and incidentally you read my mind--I was think about skipping off to Starbucks for some much needed caffeinated ME time!â˜•) Thank you for swapping with me and you (and baby boy) have a truly wonderfully Happy Birthday too! ðŸŽ‚
Response: You are so welcome and glad I was reading your mind. I figure anyone up north wouldn't mind receiving a Starbucks card for a cup of something warm and cozy. Thanks so much. We will probably running and jumping around at Jump station for his birthday.
Comment: Love the card! Blythe dolls are fun to look at in pictures- beautiful eyes- but I'm too weird about actual dolls to have them in the house. And I have all kinds of animal dolls so it makes no sense at all- LOL!!!!
Response: Thank you so much. I am so happy you knew what they were and love it. Blythes are pretty amazing little dolls. I totally understand about dolls in the house. I have mine boxed up. I only let her out during the day. LOL
Comment: Thank you for another amazing swap, the VS splashes smelled devine, the cupcake mix was such an awesome idea, yummy too ! I can't wait to try the masks, wear the socks and taste all other included. Extra special once again <3
Response: You are so welcome and I am so glad no one was harmed in transport. LOL no seriously I thought I was going to jail if I didnt pack it just right. I love every thing you sent me too.
Comment: As always you have gone above and beyond. And I LOVE IT. Your book is amazing and filled with tons of ideas and recipes and helpful hints as well as an idea of your style. And the extra goodies you sent made my day. â¤ï¸ Thank you my friend. â£â£â£â£
Response: Awe thanks so much Kay. ((Blushing)). I hope you have fun reading and enjoying all the goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing Thanksgiving gift. I love the card and stickers. You were so kind to send such a nice Starbucks gift just in time for Holiday drinks to come out soon. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Response: Marie, you are so welcome. Happy Halloween! So glad it arrived in time and you that you loved it. Canâ€™t wait to get mine!
Comment: Thank you so much for the tinkerbell pins! They will be perfect for my Disney pin collection! Sorry this rating is a little behind, I just finished celebrating my 21st birthday! :) Happy swapping!
Response: Happy Birthday, sorry that bug ya, I was just like omg the cutest pins ever are lost!
Comment: OMG I absolutely love it, and thank you for the note, I am sure going to look it up on google maps. I participate at times on the virtual paintout. Waiting for my hubby to scratch the ticket. Wish me luck!
Comment: LAUREN!! OMG!! I just checked the mail and received your PenPal Jounal. I love it!! I am so happy to have you as my partner in this endeavor. Your handwriting is gorgeous (color me jealous) and you have a nice writing style. I can't wait to hear more about you and your life/family. I will write back soon. Take care, new friend! xo
Response: You are so welcome and so happy it arrived on time. I am glad that you love it and am excited as well to be your partner. Thanks about the handwriting. I write in all caps I know my language profs hated me lol. Looking forward to your reply. ðŸ’‹
Comment: Thank you SO much a million times over. It's too bad this only allows for one heart, because I'd like to give so much more! Loved everything you sent so much. And even more so, (not sure if it's because of the hormones I've got going or what) your story made me a little teary eyed. And what a wonderful gift indeed! You're completely correct; this holiday is not about the commercial stuff at all. It's about the ones you love. Hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful. (:
Response: Christy, you are so welcome and I am glad the package arrived safely and swiftly. Awwweee.Hormones.I am not a fan of those little buggers. I have prego hormones like crazy right now. Happy V Day and hope you have a fabulous week
Comment: Lauren You have completely spoiled me with your swap. The special Valentine's Day card, strawberry tic-tac's, heart candies, Valentine's Day postcards, strawberry lip balm and, oh my Lord, a whole sheet of forever stamps. I wish I could give you more than one heart for this swap. It is rare for a swapper to go all out like you did and I am very happy it was for me. I want to thank you so much for everything, it was like getting a belated birthday present. Thank you, Shirley
I am so happy that you loved everything I sent and that you were also plenty surprised! I love going all out on swaps, I guess thats probably why I don't join a million of them at one time. I like to swap high quality swaps so my partners are totally happy when they open their packages. BTW that got there super fast!!!
Comment: WoW!!!!!!! You were right you did send me some amazing stuff! I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into getting me things that I would really like! I love it all! Best package EVER! :D I would love to swap with you anytime! Thank you soooooo much! You deserve a million hearts!
Comment: YAY! Thanks for sending it back!
The next one will be to a new address (AHHHHHH but I don't know what it issss yettt!)
Also thank you a million times for the birthday goodies. You're the best!!
Comment: Haha you sent before I even clicked assign! Sneaky! Thanks for the postcards inside!! You are so thoughtful (all the time; how do you do it?)! Feel free to set the next one up as you see fit. :)
Response: I didn't even realize it until you made me wait to press sent. LOL. Went to Sweet Sage and stamped in and went back to the Candy Kitchen, met the owner and stamped there too. I will set up a new swap. Your welcome those came the day you left, I was hoping they arrived earlier.
Comment: Thank you ohhhhh so much for the wonderful vintage tin box! I absolutely love love love it. I would give you multiple hearts if I could. I love everything that you included inside of it as well. Thank you for totally making my day :) You're such an amazing partner and definitely put a lot of time and effort into it. Thank you again.
Comment: Thank you for another wonderful package, I loved everything and already drinking the Starbucks Hibiscus ! Get well soon xoxo
Response: Hey I forgot to tell you. I loved the French Toast and Figured You Could Try It. Keithy told me not Melt It, bc He thought I was making him breakfast and tricking him. Hope you loved it, even though I didn't go as over board this time. I will let you know when yours arrrives. xoxo
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter - lots has happened since we last wrote each other. We were notebook journal buddies until my life was crazy about 3 yrs ago. I will be sure to pass along your letter next round.
Comment: Got your journal. Can't wait to write in it. I enjoyed the quick history lesson on Marie Antoinette. I must admit I don't know very much about her at all. So it was fun to read. Have a great day.
Comment: Wow! We have such similar styles haha. Every other page in your book I was like "Oh I have that paper too!" and all the die cuts and little pictures, I have a lot of the same packages. That's a good thing! Because I loved it all. I will definitely be filling it up and having fun with it! The lotto tickets were such a great idea and thank you for the box you sent everything in, wish I would have thought of that idea for yours. Thank you SO very much, everything was wonderful!!! XOXOXO (PS- I do love scentsy waxes, you have tempted me hehehe)
Response: Kristin I am so glad you loved my swap and to think I was all freaked out I didn't do it right. LOL. Did you get the bracelets?
Comment: We just got home last night so I received your letter last night. To my surprise there was a surprise, I enjoyed the little extra you sent! Thank you, a total surprise. I enjoyed your letter too and can't wait to respond snd become pen pals. Your handwriting by the way is very nice (Lol).
Response: Hope you had a good time on your trip. Glad my letter arrived safe and sound. Hope they were winners? You are so welcome, can't wait to be your pen pal too. And thanks so much about my handwriting unfortunately my Latin, Spanish & Italian teachers didn't think so. Writing in all CAPS is bad form they use to tell me. LOL
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies in this package ! You are the best with helping me out getting more stamps, such a great variety too ! The cards were too cute to use and I love all my cupcake supllies.. The red velvet mix is my favorite as I loooove red velvet cupcakes ! looking forward to testing the recipes in the book too! Once again, awesome paackage you deserve a million hearts :)
Comment: Received it yesterday (Friday) but it was a hectic day and I wanted to be able to enjoy it - so I opened it this morning with my coffee by my side. Thank you so much for such a varied collection of stuff - I love it all! Haven't scratched the tix yet - anticipation is the best and I want to dream for a bit. Hope we swap again, though I know you'll be otherwise preoccupied in the near future - good luck to you.
Response: Yes, I will definitely be preoccupied soon enough. I am so happy you enjoyed everything I sent and I do hope you win a little cash on the tix. I love lottery scratchers. Some weird obsession. I like the bingo and crossword ones. LOL
Comment: Lovely package & what a surprise to open my front door & see it sitting there. Thanks so much- my daughter enjoyed pulling each once out. Unique way to package & mail! Thanks again. You deserve 10 hearts!
Response: Thanks so much. Glad it arrived safely and in one piece. I knew you would love the way it was packaged. I thought it was cool until I couldn't fit a card in the package. LOL
Comment: I received this a few days ago-sorry I haven't rated you until now. I've been sick the last few weeks. I love your Marie Antoinette quote on the front. I love learning about her. Your entry was lovely to read as well. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra cards! I LOVE Punch Studio brand things! :D
And congrats on your recent news!! How exciting!! I won't say much more for your privacy, but if you want to chat, feel free to message me! :)
Thank you again!
Comment: A million hearts to you! Your package made my day! Looks like I'll be partying for a while! Love everything. Need to buy the makings for martinis & cosmos!! The napkins are perfect. The drinks are already in the freezer---ready to enjoy during this hot & humid Florida weekend! HUGS!!!!
Comment: OMG!!!!!! You definitely spoiled Tonka...Thank You sooooo much...everything is great and Tonka knew the package was for him...he watched me open it wagging his tail like crazy....haha....He is a very Happy dog...we definitely have to do a another swap for our fur babies soon.
Comment: As always you outdo yourself each time! I loved everything you got me and yeah like you said, I can def. see the different holidays within the package! I especially loved the peanut butter and jelly earrings!!!! So cute! You rock my Swap Sister!
Comment: What an AWESOME job you did with your journal. Thanks for the extras for me, as well. I hope your journal finds it's way back home filled to bursting with great culinary experiences for you and your hubby! Bon Appetit`
Comment: thanks for all the great pc that really worked on the ones I needed for my collection and all thanks for McDonalds gift card we love to go there
I hope you recieved a nice gift as well
Response: Thanks Mary and have a fabulous Christmas and wonderful New Year!!!
Comment: HAHAHAHA! Sister, I hear you on the dishes thing. Worts bit is rice under the nails - aaahhhh! I think you are the most girly here here and hon, I love you for that. You certainly bring flair to the little group :)
Comment: So I came home to a couple of awesome pkgs today and one was yours... You did an awesome job. I can't wait to start reading that book.. Really you sent me Kcups..That is the PERFECT touch, plus half of my holder was empty and hat was really bothering my OCD. The socks are divine and LOVE LOVE the cherry containers and everything else!! Oh and can we talk about my most favorite part?? The wrist cushion is adorable!! I put it on as soon as I opened box. LOVE IT. Thank you
Response: Hi Mary,
I am so glad you loved my package. The book is fabulous, I read it in one day! I love K Cups too and I am paranoid when my carousel is missing a cup. I totally freak. If you want more of the containers let me know and I will get some more this weekend. I have like 6 pairs of those socks. Awesome you loved my wrist cushion. I made another one. Its haute pink. You are an amazing swapper and can't wait to do another one with you!!!!
Comment: It was so much fun reading more about you! And seeing what an awesome person you are! Are you joining #2 also? We can send to each other on that one also
Response: Probably not bc swappers just leave 5 with no comments and I never received hearts. I write a lot on my answers and not just yes no. But if you get me the questions for the next we can do a private one.
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME whimsey jar. I love, love, love it. And I am so sorry that I didn't take the time to properly express my appreciation earlier. I am having difficulty deciding my favorite, I think I have it narrowed down to the ducks or the socks, but then, maybe the lip gloss?
Response: I loved the Ducks. I bought a pair for my bath tub. LOL
Comment: The shakers arrived, and despite being large, ceramic, and taking all that time in transit, in perfect condition! They certainly are bright and dramatic - which seems to reflect your personality as well. Thanks for doing such a careful wrapping job, and for being so meticulous in contacting me several times to make sure they arrived. I would've rated you on trust even if they hadn't!
P.S. (and hey, if you love Farmville, come be my neighbor on Frontierville! Just friend 'Bard Judith'...)
Comment: Awesome! And oh my gawd we were on the phone for an hour and half! 3-D swapping is the way to go! Seriously you are amazing! I love everything you got me! It's almost like you know me or something lol....We are crazy,,,,
Response: Queen Elizabeth, I love you so much. Your like my sister and I feel like we are best friends on this silly bot. I am so glad you loved everything. Next year will be bigger and better than ever!
Comment: Sorry it took me a couple days to get this up, I had a bunch of cake orders to get out. I absolutely loved the journal and the goodie box. I've never had sprinkles cupcakes and I am excited to try them. Even better was the journal!! I can definitely see 'Joan' giving the same tips and ideas!! Best Ever!
Response: Thanks Becky you are the best! I know you live in Chi town, but if you end up loving the Sprinkles they sell individual flavors at William Sonoma. So check it out mama's. xoxoxo
Comment: one word- AMAZING. what a great job you did. i cant get over how fantastic you made this swap. everything about it is exciting- from the gaint box it came in to turning the last page over. i really think you nailed the stepford part and went that little bit further. thank-you for everything, oh and gorgeous apron. :D
Response: I am so glad you loved it. I was worried that it wouldn't get to you. I get paranoid when they leave the country. LOL. Anyways I am so happy, I really loved doing this swap. So much fun and got to be very creative. See you around on the bot. <3 ya
Comment: Of course I love everything in it! I especially love the journal! And Ava has clung to the cow all day! She has also wanted to steal the lip glosses. As soon as she figures out that the band aids are band aids I am sure she will magically have 100 cuts that need them! You are an awesome swapper! Anyone is lucky as fudge to get you as a swapping partner!
Response: Awe.....Thanks so much Queen Elizabeth! I am so glad we met on the bot and will be besties forever. I really wanted the lipsticks for myself. Did scubated dig his goodie?
Comment: â™¥â™¥â™¥How could I possibly give you enough hearts?! First of all, your package arrived so incredibly early (I consider it as my first Christmas gift!) and the contents were amazing! I loved, loved, loved your journal of lists! It was so fun to read and you put so much time and effort by adding the pictures and beautiful photos! Oh, and the mixed CD, too! (Can't wait to listen to it!) If that wasn't already enough - the incredibly thoughtful surprise of the Madmen journal! Lovely package from a lovely partner! Thanks for making my day! Wish I could always receive special packages like this! Talk soon. xo
Response: So Glad You Loved Lady K. Hard To Be Humble. LOL Cant wait for your first letter.
Comment: What an absolute joy to receive! This package is spectacular! The journal, bookmark, and matching map pencil are so cool. What a wonderful trip you had...thanks for sharing. (Beautiful tattoo, btw.) You clearly spent a lot of time on this swap and it is much appreciated. Need I say how much I LOVE the necklace? It's fabulous! Love the mini passport and, of course, Robert Frost's lovely words and one of my favorite quotes. This was a four star swap. Thank you!
Thanks so much for the great feedback. I saw the matching journal, bookmark, and pencil on etsy. They had a couple of the other cities like Paris and Newyork too. I am so glad you loved everything!!! If you love what I did, I host a group call Royal Monarchs, check it out. And, I also am hosting Fit to be Queen Journal swap would love for you to join. Happy Holidays. Smooches.
Comment: wow wow wow! and once again! WOW! If I could give you more, I would! You deserve hearts and sparkles and DIAMONDS! First, you send it out super early! And you send a bunch of awesome goodies! And you did such a good job on the journal! I really enjoyed reading it! I am also very into pin ups girls--Vargas, Sorayamo, Jennifer Janesko! Doesn't it feel good to know your efforts do not go unnoticed? :D
Response: OMG!!! It got there so quick. I am so glad you loved it. I hope you enjoyed it. It was so much fun to put together. You can adjust the necklace by cutting it down. Also I signed up for your song swap. I am finished just waiting for my partner. Love Queen Elizabeth. Smooches Lauren =)
Comment: You know, I lived in Miami for most of my 20's. It's a great place to live if you're a tourist or have money, not so much if your a struggling writer trying to survive. I do miss it sometimes, especially the winters.
Response: Thanks Morte,
Good to know. I own a swimsuit company so I think I would be in the right place, do you think? =)
Comment: Awesome list! I loved how you even gave me websites to visit. I enjoyed perusing around on yours. Wow @ you knowing Jessica Dougherty. I have admired her pinups for several yearsnow. Have a great time on your trip!
Comment: WOW! you went so above and beyond the swap requirements! you would have gotten a heart for the three cds, but then you went and threw in STRAWBERRY mentos! they are so hard to find around here, and i L-O-V-E them!! i've got the world beats in right now - so far, so fabulous! THANK YOU!
Response: Hey Kim,
I am glad you loved it! We have strawberry mentos all the time at our local CVS! Its too bad there none out your way.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package that you sent me. I had to laugh at the bag ~ I recently bought one for another swap that I was in and searched high and low for one for me and could not find another one. So I was thrilled to receive the bag that I had fallen in love with. You did a wonderful job for never have being in a Dollar Store before. :0)
Comment: The heart is for reminding me of the many drives we took across the causeway to the beach in Clearwater and of the things I actually do miss about Florida (even though I claim to not like it.)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. You didnt mention the swap title in the postcard and also not posting your swapbot name. I found you here not easily because i had joined huge of postcard swap. Anyway, thanks.
Comment: Thanks for the grape leaves recipe, Lauren. I eat them all the time when we go to a restaurant near our home, but I've never tried making them. I'll definitely give your recipe a try.