Comment: Thank you for the variety of items. We went from a big 5 bedroom house to a smaller 2 bedroom town house
Response: Thats a huge jump in space. I downsized as well from a 4,000 sq ft house to a 1200 sq foot house when I moved here to Michigan. I feel claustrophobic sometimes. On the positive....less to clean, LOL Wishing you the best in your new home. Glad you liked your variety. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Hej Michelle,
Thank you for the awesome envelope of goodies. The handmade envelopes are so cool. I really like how you had the boat lift as focal on the front with the walkway out to it on the back.
Response: Glad you liked it all. I have been relaxing each evening by making more envelopes. Thank you for the heart rating. I hope you are enjoying your summer.
Comment: SUPER cute envelopes that I'll be using in the next round. Plus the extras - the little butterfly notes, the "DO IT" paper (favourite!) and the tiny sticky notes... all great stuff. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome. I have been making envelopes like crazy lately....it really relaxes me in the evening. So glad you liked all I sent. Have a great summer and thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Oh, Michelle, thank you so much for the Birthday wishes and for everything you picked!!!! :D :D :D The items are great, I loved the bear stickers and the envelopes so much!! <3 And the white pages inside the pink envelope are amazing.... !! I don't want to use them....oh...hahaha! :D You definetely made me smile today! <3 Just one day from my B-day!! :D Thank you!! I wish you a wonderful day from Greece!! ^_^ :D
Response: I hope you had a very pleasant birthday surrounded by people you love. So glad you like the variety I sent. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your summer!
Comment: You are awesome. Absolutely awesome! You're the first person to ever send me a postcard from a town in Lycoming County...I love the stickers, the homemade envies are beautiful (the eagle one is different from what I've seen/made before, so I'd like to try making some envies like that), and the birthday card was icing on the cake! I actually forgot my birthday is coming up until I read your card. Thank you so much for such a sweet swap!
Response: Making envelopes from calendars are tricky. Best done freestyle. Thank you for your kind words and heart rating. I really enjoyed sending this to you----Happy Birthday.
Comment: What a fun packed envie! Thank you so much for the great envelopes you made - I love them all. Great note card too - Punch Studio is my favorite. Perfect timing for the patriot washi and I always can use the tags and stickers. Thanks for the wonderful goodies!!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you liked everything. My goal was to put a smile on your face. Enjoy the summer! Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: hello Michelle,
Thank you for the very nice package of supplies you sent me for this swap. I really like the variety of supplies you sent me. You sent me so many nice items that I can use in a variety of ways. Thank you so much.
Response: So happy you like what I sent. Hopefully see you in future blind swaps. Have a wonderful week. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: It's so difficult to not rip open the stocking stuffer right now! Thank you!! :D
Response: I have to hide them inside my stocking as soon as I get them or the urge will get me as well. Enjoy December--papers will be flying I am sure. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating
Comment: I really love the journal that you sent. I've been enjoying reading it a little at a time. Thank you for all the goodies you stuffed within the pages. It's like a surprise every couple days :) I'm not reading it all at once ..I'm doing a page or so each day to make it stretch :)
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed re-reading it myself after it was done :-) I only wish I gathered more "stuff" to fill the pages. After getting my partners journal, I really was not even sure mine was up to par...but my journal is what it is.....the real deal and ME., possibly boring. I may join this swap again in the future. It was fun for me. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me a thoughtful and clearly profile-based bundle of sticky goodness for this month's happy mail swap. The bears and hummingbirds are especially fantastic--never seen anything like them before. I think your letter is always my favorite part. :) Hope to "see" you in next month's swap, too. ♥
Response: Have a wonderful week. Thank you for providing a heart rating. Yes, I will keep joining these. See you around swap-bot.
Comment: Many thanks for a great swap, have a fun May!
Response: I wonder why, when I sent both the international version and the USA one on the same days, that this one got to you so late. I am still waiting on others rating too. Postal service is so unpredictable See you in the June swaps.
Comment: Haha yeah you definitly made me smile. the stickers are funny. I also like the memo sheets. THANK YOU, Michelle!!! yeah i like to live in a rather rural area. I am not a town girl - like you I love nature and animals around me. And now have a great day.
Response: You're very welcome. Always good to know I made someone laugh and/or smile. Thank you for your rating. Have a great rest of the week. Maybe we shall run into each other in future swaps.
Comment: Thanks, Michelle, for the sweet Mother's Day card and the lovely kitty card (so cute) and cute kitty stickers--very thoughtful and much appreciated!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you like it all. Thank you for the heart rating. I love these swaps,,,providing some sunshine on what lately has been rainy days. See you around Swap-bot world :-) (congrats on your new role in WIYM group)
Comment: thanks for the nice swap...I must admit I couldn't wait. I love the spatula!!! Love your swaps!!!!!♥♥
Response: Hahaha,,,,sometimes it really IS hard to wait. But I am glad you opened it now. It can be of great use. Hope the shade matches your kitchen. Thank you for your kind words. I put my all into all my swaps, so thank you for the heart rating. I feel like it really is Christmas all year long for me. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
Comment: thank you so much I loved that you shared your last English tea that was just too nice of you.. and I think I will like the orange as well.. thank you for brightening my cold dreary may day...LOL
Response: Brighter sunny days are ahead. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Hope you have a great week!
Comment: Thank you Michelle for the happy meal and loved the letter you included with the extra nite sheets!
Response: You're welcome Amy. I am reading Happy Meal and I had to think to myself.... Is she the one I sent the miniture happy meal (yes happy meal) erasers too? Typos sure are cute sometimes. Enjoy Mothers Day! Thank you for rating me with a heart.
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for this lovely envie! :D Yes those crafting materials will be very useful for ATC projects! And the tea sounds lovely, I'll have that for breakfast tomorrow! Thank you!
Response: So glad you can use it all. And I hope you liked the tea. Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a wonderful week.
Comment: Thank you so much for your little letter about those special bridges. I hope to see one of them for real some day. I also wanted to thank you for the extra's. I love it, kind regards, Angelique
Response: You're very welcome. That would be a nice trip for you (see the bridges). Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Michelle - many thanks for this happy mail that I found in my mailbox yesterday! Love the envelope with stripes - you directly know that that's not bills or anything like that, just awesome mail :) Thanks for the notecard, the stickers and post its, the envelope and the stationery, and most of all, your kind words :) I'm glad my letter writing swaps got you back into the swing of writing :) Having a second lot as a bigger yard sounds like a lot of work, but also like so much fun! I'd love to have some outdoor space of our own, but since we live right in the middle of the city, it's just not possible :( I guess I'll have to conted myself with the idea of maybe moving to the suburbs one day in the far future - but that's going to be out of our financial possibilities for quite a while yet. One can always dream, right? :) Thanks again!
Response: Yes, dreaming is a wonderous thing. A large yard is surely nice but a lot of much time is needed to keep it that way. We were just looking at some apple trees to plant. You're very welcome for the goodies I sent. Glad the "happy mail" did just that. Have a wonderful summer. Hope to see you again in swapping. Thank you for rating with a heart and sharing such nice thoughts.
Comment: Michelle, my Michigan friend. Hope all is well. Glad we got to swap again. The PKG. Goes in the "sock" till Yule. Love the angels and tags. Stay well, be happy and hope to swap again soon. Hugs.
Response: Looking forward to it. Sure hope your spring is sunnier than ours, but then again, with the rain, we have flowers to look forward too, right? Thank you for the heart rating. As December gets closer, I am like a little child as I see my Tote filling up. Enjoy your every day!
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful orange notecard and the washi-s. Its always good to have more samples, sharing is caring!
Response: I love when i get samples. I use them down plain writing paper...to make it more cheerful. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. I try to please in every swap. Have a wonderful weekend.
Comment: WOW MICHELLE! You outdid yourself. I love everything you sent, from the octopus sticker, to the Miss Naughty card, to the colouring page, to the page markers. Thanks so much!
Response: LOL. I am one of those people that actually read the profile and try their best to match up with what is sent. I am so happy to see you are pleased. I did my job! It is called,,,,Happy flat mail, right? I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: What a lovely swap! Thank you for your work to avoid pink items. :) I have never seen stationery so photo-predominant (such as the deer). The fold n' send is cheerful, and the Titmouse is BEAUTIFUL. I see why you bought them up! I am going to send my friend Sharie a note in it; she loves birds and I know will be charmed by the pop-up feature! I've received some disappointing swaps lately--this one surprised me in a wonderful way! Thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome. Since pink is a favorite of mine, I dug deep and so glad you liked all I sent. I found the stationary while on vacation last year in NC. I also have ones with sheep and bears. I have had some disappointments too but for the most part, this site is very nice. Have a wonderful weekend. Maybe we shall meet up again in future swaps? (I joined the next ones of these as well).Thank you for rating me with a heart.
Comment: Thanks you for being so generous and thoughtful! I enjoyed both stories!! I will send yours on in the next swap..well I will send both around if that's okay with you? Have a great day!☺️🌺
Response: It is fine by me. Mine was an emergency since hers did not arrive in time. If you dont send mine, its fine, just add to it and yu can mail it back to me. I am away on vacation but will continue on this story journey once I am back. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Happy Easter.
Comment: What an awesome, and thoughtful package! Thank you so much for all the love you put into this...the kids were thrilled to have the new pencils, and the seeds are perfect as we are planning to plant the garden Friday and were just saying last night how we would like to put in a row of sunflowers! Thank you so very much from all my gang!
Response: Tell them all, Happy Easter! The gift of seeds, keep sharing long after it has been delivered. Did you get a chance to plant them today? Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. I so enjoy when I know someone really enjoyed what I sent. (thanks)
Comment: Thanks so much for the Easter Themed card! Enjoyed this swap very much!
Response: May you get a chance to relax and enjoy the tea this weekend. I had those Lisa Frank stickers for a while and so glad I found someone that likes them. Thank you for sharing a heart with me. Much appreciated.
Comment: You are so generous! Thanks for the charming angels...the cards...and the really pretty shower curtain rings!!! I love this type of swap too, I really enjoy poking around thrift stores! Thanks so very much!!!
Response: You are very welcome. I have so much fun shopping for others. Today I found a punched metal lampshade just for ME (rarely I keep anything for myself). Hope you have some good pickins..... Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Hope to meet up with your again in the future.
Comment: I had no idea that Easter baskets came so flat, lol! Such a super cute idea with the paper shreds! I loved every single thing you sent and you def made my day a happier one! You sure paid close attention to my profile and sent things I will hoard. Thank you so much or your kindness!
Response: It is always a pleasure to know I succeeded in sending some happiness. Thank you for your heart rating. May you have an enjoyable weekend.
Comment: Thanks so much for the Washi and sticker decorated envelope with the beautiful Easter card and letter inside - the notecards are stunning and the kitty stickers are very welcome - hope you have a great April, too!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for your heart rating. Have a blessed weekend.
Comment: Michelle WOW!!! You surely outdid your self with this swap. I thank you for all the wonderful notecards. I love the one with the lighthouse. That one will go into my so not send box. Thank you again for your generosity. Shirley
Response: Your welcome. Its so relaxing to put these swaps together. Glad you liked it all. And yes, I kept 1 for me in my "do not send" box as well. Have a great weekend. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, Michelle. :) It's nice to share the joy of springtime. I think I used to live fairly near you when I was in Ypsilanti in 2007-2008. The weather is quite milder there than it is here. I miss the arboretum in Ann Arbor, and the beautiful Magnolia trees. It's always fascinating to me how a short distance can make such a difference in the plants and wildlife all around us. I haven't seen any baby squirrels around here, either, but the adults have been running around and eating everything they can find for over a month now. :) I have a bunny who visits me quite often as well--I guess my cucumber plants were quite tasty last year, I wouldn't know since he didn't decide to share with me-- hehe... :) Have a nice weekend. ♥ Oh! Thanks very much for the fun variety of note paper and the pretty bird card. I look forward to writing and sharing them. :)
Response: You are welcome. For the past 2 days its been bitter cold and even sleet and snow, but today Spring is calling for me to go outside and check out any new "weeds" that may be trying to cohabitate. Ypisilanti? I have never been but passed by many times. I heard they have nice Mom & Pop restaurants.
What did you name your bunny? Renegade could be a possible name...lets hope this year he shares a bit. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Hope spring arrives soon for you.
Comment: Wow! Thank you! Actually, my white and purple tulips have sprouted through! Gorgeous! Hopefully after this nice rain we got here today, yours will pop through too.
Response: Yes, this weekend should be nice that I can actually place some mulch down (yay). I just adore spring and all the new growth coming up. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for rating me with a heart.
Comment: You sent me a lovely package!!! Those stickers are great but I loved your note so much. It always makes me happy when my senders mention my profile and my adventures!!! Thank you for a great swap ♥♥
Response: You are very welcome. I feel the same..to feel happy when someone took the time to read my profile or send a actual note and not just a line saying they are sending a swap. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Hope to see you in more swaps. Thank you for rating me with a heart.
Comment: Thanks for the letter with the story start -- writing more is a challenge! I'll ponder a day or so. I'll use the envie you sent to write to YOU instead of for the swap. Send you a few quilt photos.
Response: Looking forward to seeing your artwork. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate your heart with your rating. Have a wonderful Palm Sunday weekend.
Comment: WOW Michelle, you deserve extra hearts- this was over the top. Very clever how you picked mammoth sunflowers for reach as high as you can day and I DO plant a garden and love sunflowers. Eying the other goodies to make to. <3 <3 <3
Response: I try my best to pass the minimum requirements...its more fun that way. Hope you enjoyed it too. I am sure your family will enjoy the cupcakes and bread. A swap for the whole family. Happy Spring. (P.S.. I plant tons of sunflower seeds,,the birds and squirrels love it)
Comment: Thank you for the note and recipe you sent me.
Response: You're welcome. I sent you a message before you rated me, checking to see you had gotten this....and in fact you did :-) I hope you try the recipe. Its a family favorite. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing happy mail! It was all really special and thoughtful and I loved everything :)
Response: So glad I could bring you happiness in your mailbox. Did I tell you I bought myself a sweater like the one I sent you? I will always remember this swap because of it :-) I will be joining future swaps like this as well...Maybe we shall meet there again?? Thank you for your heart rating. I truly put love into every swap I mail out. Have a great upcoming Easter Season
Comment: omg-I liked the card and the post card. Last fall we drove to the upper Peninsula but did not see Mackinac Island. The leaves were near peak and we enjoyed the trip a lot. The fish was so good. We got to see pictured rock,Tahquamenon Falls and a few lighthouses. The lighthouse stories as so inspirational. Thanks for the memories.
Response: So glad my little postcard could bring back so many memories--and glad you shared them with me too. I want to do the UP this summer with my son. Its like going to a different world---peaceful. Hope to see you around swap-bot. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you for you nice letter:) Yes, I often travel with my daughters and I happily graduated last year. Now I am doing something way other than my previous study and I am now doing a medical course, which I enjoy a lot:)
Response: Seems like you're forever searching for knowledge----good for you! Best of luck with all you do. And keep smiling. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: I loved the card, and everything. I'm looking forward to making the Porcupine Balls. They sound delicious. I hope you're well, and having a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome. Those balls are a family favorite. My mom made them and now I make them for my family. Hopefully it will be something that will be on your table routinely. Have a great month of March! Thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: I have not attended a geocache meeting...yet. What can I expect?
Thank you for the lovely gifts in my letter. :)
Response: The meetings can be fun. Of course with everyone having the same interests, it will be. We have swimming get togethers, picnics, etc. Most people meet at restaurants. Hopefully you can find one near you. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great March!
Comment: Thank you for the stuffer, I am going to wait until December, but I actually was working on my Christmas journal today, and the tags you sent were perfect! I put them right into my journal, that was so cool! Thank you!
Response: Makes me happy to know what I sent you, you could use right away. Hopefully by December, your stocking will be overflowing! Have a great week. Thank-you for providing a heart.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating...I marked it off in my book...oldtimers again...
Response: We are in the same club.... If it wasnt for writing things down I would forget mostly everything. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating. I surely hope you will enjoy it in December when you open it. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Dear Michelle! I didn't know that I got you as a partner.. hihi! I just received your lovely mail today, when it was handed to me by the security guard in our floor. I haven't opened it yet as I'm saving your letter when I am feeling gloomy and sad in the office. Hihi!
Response: Sounds like a great plan...saving letters like that. We all have days when we need a pick me up. I hope you can relax and enjoy my letter when the time comes. Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Oh my gosh - Where do I start?! -- The envelope is so pretty -- and - When I opened it - the card of washi's against the note-card, is Sooooo pretty - All color and design co-ordinated. Soo pretty. You enclosed my likes, on those washi samples :-) Thanks ! Love them all. And the postcard - Wow - Gorgeous - I want that house ! Thanks for a most fabulous swap. Happy day to you.
Response: You're very welcome. It makes me happy to know I made another have a good day. And your kinds words here, has made mine--thank-you. I also appreciate your rating very much. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
Comment: I love it all!!! That paper with the deer is soooo sweet. and the washi tapes are great. I had not seen any Easter washi yet.Thank you so much!
Response: While on vacation in North Carolina I came across the paper. I bought 6 packs. I agree, Easter Washi hard to find this year. I got a year supply assortment that had some in the other year. Glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Hope to swap with you in the future.
Comment: Michelle - thanks for the fold and seal letter! Love the stickers you included! How was your visit to your mom? Did you get your flowers upon coming back home? I love to have flowers in the house as well :)
Response: Yes, I got my flowers. Its so warm here that it feels like spring. My Mom is doing well, thank you for asking. Thank you for your heart rating. Have a great rest of the week.
Comment: thanks for the extras. Be sure you are sending Washi only and not just deco tape
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for educating me on washi/deco tape. I thought they were all the same. Now i know. I sent extras to everyone so I am sure I am safe. Thank you for the heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! What perfect timing that my letter arrived before you wrote me haha. I will be writing back soon. After this weekend I'll have a lot more time. I appreciate the extra memo sheets and pretty die cut too!!! Talk soon :)
Response: You're welcome. Hope the items I sent come in handy. Have a great Valentines Day. Thank you for rating me with a heart. Blessings!
Comment: Thank you for the great rubber stamps & earrings!!!!
Response: You're welcome. I just put another swap together for you this evening and will mail it off tomorrow. You are pretty popular in my house right now, LOL. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: I really hope spring is on its way. Why we continue to take serious weather advice from a groundhog, I have no clue. Fun fact: I've lived here in SEPA for 9 years and have yet to visit Dorney Park. Hershey park, definitely, love that place. But not Dorney. You've reminded me I should go. Thank you for the letter and hope all is well up in MI!
Response: Seems like spring is getting "stormed" under there where you are today. Hopefully it will melt soon for you. Dorney's water park is a god-send in the hot days of summer. I'm heading into Lancaster next week for my montly visit...gotta get me some chocolate!. Have a great Valentines Day. Thank-you for the heart with your rating.
Comment: Michelle - thanks for the Valentine card! I think that's the first Valentine I got in years :) I'm quite happy that you enjoy the swaps so much - did you already receive some mail as well? I love the multiple partner swaps because sometimes your mailbox will just burst over with happy mail and especially in winter it's such a pretty sight, don't you agree?
Well, thanks again!
Response: Yes, I agree. Getting happy mail in the winter brings a little sunshine to a grey day. Thank you for the heart rating. And enjoy Valentines Day! (I have gotten 1 swap so far from this one)
Comment: Great swap! Cute envie and such a friendly note on the Amish card. (My inlaws live near Amish communities in Ohio.) You chose wonderful note cards for me. All are new to me and so nice of you to include equal quality extras. It ws a pleasure to be your assigned partner. :)
Response: You're very welcome. I enjoy note card swaps...and pleasing others in what I send them. Hopef'ully we get assigned again in the future. Thank you for sharing a heart in your rating. You're kind in your words. Have a great day!
Comment: I loved the extras thank you so much! And the story that came along with it. I am very glad you gave me that specific book. My mother actually used to read a bunch of Amish themed books and it was always special when I could read it. I can't wait to get started!
Response: I was a little worried you wouldnt enjoy the book. Hopefully it can bring back some memories. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating. Keep warm and enjoy your day.
Comment: YAY PA! Thanks for the sassy planner extras :) will wrs
Response: You're very welcome. I aim to put some happiness in mailboxes. Take care and may you have much life successes in 2017. Thank you for the heart. I'll be waving from the PA turnpike this Thursday, in your direction.
Comment: I was spoiled all month long! I loved all the thought and enthusiasm you had for this swap! Great having you as a partner. We got a little snow here too, managed to sled one day...CHEERS! and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: You are very welcome. This swap was alot of fun to find things to bring a smile to you. I will definitely join your future swaps you host. With your chilly weather, I hope those cute Troll chapsticks came in handy. Thanks for the rating and providing a heart.
Comment: Michelle, what a wonderful box of Christmas Cheer I received!!!! I am waiting to open the wrapped gifts, but all around those wrapped gifts, pure holly jolly fun!!!! Chocolate caramels and hot coco (yum) Santa bags, snowman napkins ginger bread cookie decorations!, cupcake holder and cute altering supplies. I feel as Santa stopped by home early.... Thank you so very much and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!! 01-01-17 Michelle thank you so much for swapping with me this Christmas, You really brought extra Joy to my Christmas this year. Everything you sent put a big smile on my face and some items I had to fight the family for .lol I hope your New Year will be filled with lots of Love and Joy!!!
Response: I had so much fun putting it all together. Glad you feel happy about receiving it (hence the name Christmas Cheer). May you feel blessed not only at Christmas but all year long. Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas
Comment: I wish I could give you a constellation of stars and a bushel of hearts, Michelle :) Thank you for the gorgeously wrapped box and presents and kind card that all made my chilly day -- I almost didn't want to open anything because they looked so pretty. I look forward to drinking the tea (and using the tins to store stationery afterwards) and savoring the macarons! You are a dear -- I hope you and your family also have a wonderful Christmas season ♥♥♥
Response: I loved those tins as well. After I mailed it, I thought,,,,I hope she has a tea diffuser. Nothing is as good as a warm cup of tea in the winter. So happy you enjoyed your package. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you, Waiting until Christmas. Its killing me lol.
Response: You're welcome. I just love the suspense these swaps give us, dont you? (the christmas stocking swaps) Enjoy this month and keep smiling. Thank you for the rating of a heart...I hope you really like the items I picked for you.
Comment: Thank you for all of the nicely decorated envelopes and adorable note card. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving too.
Response: You're welcome. And thank-you. So far I am spending a great time with family here in PA. Hubby flying in tomorrow. So I am very blessed to have my loved ones near. Thank-you for the heart with your rating.
Comment: My kids said THANK YOU !!!!! We were so excited to open the envelope and see all the teas. That was so thoughtful. The envelopes are decorated so cute also. Lots of hearts for this one !
Response: I am sure glad those teas arrived in time to warm you guys up. I hear its bitter cold now. Thanks for giving me a heart. And i hope you are blessed this Thanksgiving with love surrounding you.
Comment: Thank you! I'm giving you a heart even though I haven't opened it because I have a feeling it's wonderful! Thanks also for the tea, but to be honest I passed it on because it contained citrus and a few spices that I can't have. Looked good, though! **Update** Wow - thank you for the cool ME notes, brads and ink pads! I love EVERYTHING!
Response: Lucy, Im sorry about the tea. Im usually so very careful not to send things ppl cant have. Forgive me. I sure hope I did better with your wrapped present. Thanks for giving me a heart. I do try to bring happiness to others. Sending you a hug for Thanksgiving! Hope to see us partnered in the future.
Comment: Michelle, You have given me more to add to my list of things to be thankful for this year, and that would be wonderful people like YOU!!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful Fall towels,pumpkin icing decorations,mulling spice, pastry brush, mini grater(can't wait to try that out!!), both magazines have amazing recipe I will love trying out, and most of all the card and what you are thankful for, You are truly blessed.. Wish I could give you more hearts...Thank you again and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
Response: You're welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Looking forward to watching some parades and trying a recipe or two from the ones you sent me. I am glad you like the kitchen items I sent. Thank-you for the heart with your rating....and YES. WE are blessed for sure. You're a great partner!
Comment: oh my goodness girly (no disrespect) I love the post card and I am sure I will love the gift! Come on Thanksgiving day so I can put up my tree! Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome. I put up my tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to placing these tiny presents in these swaps under it. Have a wonderful November! Thank you for rating me with a heart.
Comment: You are awesome Michelle!!! thank you so much for the beautiful cards and double the amount!!! Two Punch Studios... and one with a peacock!!...I'm in heaven!! I love everything you sent, thank you for being such a great partner!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: It was my pleasure sending you items you enjoyed. Thank-you for the heart. Hope you have a wonderful week.
Comment: Hi Michelle, loved the tin and tags, the actual gift waits in my sock for Yule. Great communication too, and hey, did I mention I'm from Michigan? I used to cruise up 8 mile back in the day when Detroit was still booming...long, long ago.
Thanks and happy holidays.
Response: Detroit sure has changed just in the 5 years I lived here. They are putting in a Trolley downtown. New sports arenas, downtown is starting to be restored. Im glad your present finally arrived after its USA tour (LOL). Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Have a wonderful Autumn Season.
Comment: thank you., its very intriguing, saving!!! im getting lots of stuffing stuffers from swaps, i may break down a little early and open this one!! lol
Response: I know what you mean. I have enough stocking suffers to open 1 each day of December (which is what I plan to do). Makes Christmas season last so much longer. I dont think you opening this one will break you---go ahead. Enjoy an early present. Have a great day. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Omg thank you so much I loved everything specially the little turtle and the bag smelled amazing! Those melts are the best the gummies will be shared with the little one but the coffee is mine:)
Response: Your extremely welcome. Glad I could help start your weekend off wonderfully. Enjoy everything! I appreciate your heart with your rating. Have a blessed evening.
Comment: WOW, what a wonderful thing to find in my mailbox! I feel utterly spoiled by all the great stuff. Of course, I only know about the candy, coffee, and deco tape (and from the colors, I can tell you read my profile :) but I look forward to finding out what's in the packages on those difficult days when I need a pick-me-up. Hope the coming autumn is beautiful and stress-free for you :)
Response: So happy you liked it. I did read your profile and selected what I thought could "pick you up" when you were feeling low. I had alot of fun putting this together.
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! I will wait until Christmas to open the gift. I want to thank you for the adorable tags you sent me, love them! Thank you for the adorable butterfly plaque, I love it! I hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!
Response: You are welcome. I love these swaps. They make me feel like it is Christmas all year long. Bad thing is, we must also not only wait 24 days for our stocking, but all year long. thank-you for providing a heart with your rating. Have a great Fall Season.
Comment: Thank you, Michelle, for such a nice assortment of note cards. I love the cardinal--my favorite bird. At our sold home, I'd wake each morning to their beautiful "whistle-like" call. Most years we had at least 2 pair that would come to our feeders. I would love to visit Lancaster County long enough to experience most fully that slower-paced life. Everyone today seems to be in such a rush. I see it especially in children who are scheduled for so many activities that they have no time just to play freely and use their imaginations! I found a stamp recently that says what I feel perfectly:"Childhood is a journey, not a race." Thanks again for a lovely swap!
Response: You are very welcome. I understand how moving is difficult and you are doing it twice within a short time. May you have blessings for that! Hopefully in the "new" home, you will get some morning wake up calls you can enjoy. Have a wonderful September. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thanks for the fun envelope and goodies Michelle! Decorating envelopes is one of my favorite things too :)
Response: I had so much fun going thru my drawers of cut up material that I save for things just like this. I hope you can put to use all the items I sent you. Thanks for the heart with your rating. Have a great Labor Day weekend.
Comment: Ho Ho Hold on! I'm so excited as this is my first ever Stuff My Stocking swap and the anticipation is too much! But I'll wait. 😉 Thank you for the recipes too. I can tell you put a lot of thought into this swap so thank you very much for making my day! 💕
Response: Yes, I love these type of swaps. I do so many of the stocking stuffer swaps, I have a present to open each day in December. Hopefully you will enjoy these as much as I do. You're welcome for the extras. All part of the Christmas spirit I have 365 days a year :-) Thank you for the heart with your rating. Much appreciated.
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the book and bag..I love it..My daughter wants to steal my bag, I tell her no..She's 13 now so YAY I have something she likes..Wish I could give you more hearts.HUGS
Response: I wish I would of stolen it too and kept it for myself :-) rofl. You're very welcome. I so enjoy "hunting" things in a thrift store for these swaps. It was fun shopping for you. Have a great rest of the summer. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely kitchen towels. I love, love, love the watermelon towels you sent. I love kitchen towels anyway but these are the cutest EVER. The extra goodies are extra-special. Thanks again.
Response: You are very welcome. Like you, I love kitchen towels and I only buy top quality (no dollar or micro towels for us). Enjoy the rest of your summer. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Response: You're very welcome. I know I sent overboard with the variety but I couldn't stop myself. I use those things daily and thought you could use some extras as well. I appreciate the heart with your rating. Enjoy the rest of your summer my friend.
Comment: Thanks a bunch! Look for a letter from me soon.
Response: Was the bird a pen? If it was, will you write me with it? I wasnt sure exactly what it was since the bottom was taped together. For all I knew it was a nail file in there. LOL. Hope it all made you smile. Thanks for the rating and giving a heart. P.S. When you write, let me know what was in the mystery package please. Have a joyous summer!
Comment: Great to know you ! I loved reading your letter booklet. It's like I have been chatting with you some afternoons with a cup of tea and cookies or chocolate. You gave a heartwarming insight in your life and it was nice you shared it with me. It's like I know you longer than only this swap. Many thanks for the postcards, stickers, tea ans flower seeds. I would love to write you back and I will write you a letter. Next week I'm going on holidays in Portugal. So I guess I will write you after my holidays. Great you lived actually in Portugal. I'm curious to know more about it. So maybe we can become penpals but first I will write you back. Happy swapping !!!
Response: What kind words from you. Thank-you. I wish you a wonderful vacation in Portugal. I miss the food ALOT. Eat some grilled sardines for me :-) Would so enjoy hearing about what you did and saw there---so a letter from you afterwards would be great! Thank-you for the rating and heart. Enjoy your weekend. Blessings.
Comment: Guess what? It came EARLY! Thank you so much! The present went into my stocking, the treats into the cats mouths (well, they still have some left), and the note card will be written on later! You totally made my day. Oh, and the cats' day as well. The particular mix you gave me isn't one I've gotten them before - I usually get them the Beach Party mix. But man, as soon as these came out of the envelope, the cats SWARMED all over me. I guess they could smell 'em. I had no choice but to break 'em out before I could look through my stuff! :) Thank you. **Update** MEOWZA! Thank you for the way cool ME note pad!
Response: rofl. Sounds like they really enjoyed themselves. I so enjoy the thrill of waiting till December to open my "stocking stuffers". Glad you do too. Take care, enjoy the 4th of July holiday. Thank you for the heart and rating.
Comment: I completely relate, I feel misplaced from Washington and I have lived in Utah for 21 years, seriously, it has only been in the last couple years that I have begun to grow roots here and they are shallow ones. My heart belongs to the Northwest.
Response: Yes, our hearts long for that "homeland" feeling. I hope you can visit and feel full-filled soon. Thank you for the heart with your rating. Blessings and Hugs
Comment: Hi Michelle I received your parcel and can't wait for Christmas to open it. I will write you again when I open it in December. Thanks so much for the tags - they are really cute. Hope we swap again soon. Pat
Response: You're very welcome. I have as much fun sending things as I do opening things up in December. Thank you so much for the heart with your rating. Enjoy your summer.
Comment: Thank you. The wrapped gift has been placed in one of my stockings to be opened in December. I appreciate the seashells that you sent to me. They have already found a home with my existing collection. ♥️
Response: You're welcome for the shells. Not many on the beach this time :-(
Enjoy summer! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Your right it is purr-fect =) I also love the stamp, thank you so very much. I have so many birds and angels and sea turtles but and even a few cats here and there but she is really very unique, thanks again!
Response: You're welcome. Its rare I come across a Holly Hobby. Glad you like her :-) Thank you for the heart with your rating. Have a blessed week.
Comment: thank-you michelle for the resend thanks for the extras
Response: I'm super happy this one arrived. Im still keeping positive that the 1st one will arrive "sometime". Hope you have a wonderful summer, relax and enjoy it. Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for such an inclusive journal of your correspondence for the month. I was so happy to share the month with your kitty and friends. Thank you also for the cookbooks. I'll be working my way through those for summer potlucks.
Response: You're very welcome. I so enjoy sending happiness thru the mail. I thought possibly the journal was not enough in details. But glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week! Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Hi, Michelle,
Thanks for your lovely note! I also love the sticky notes, the tag, and the puppy photos! I hope you are ending your school year on a high note! We have about 3 and a half weeks more--I can't believe how fast this year went! I am definitely looking forward to summer! Thanks again!
Response: School goes until June 3rd (ugh). I am so looking forward to doing some "adventures" with my 13 year old. You're very welcome with this swap. I so enjoy spreading happiness! Have a wonderful week. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the neat kitty card and goodies. Loved them all.
Response: I wish I would of bought more of those type of Christmas note cards. I so enjoy the thrill of seeing my stock and wondering what is inside. May you have a wonderful week! Thank you for your heart with your rating.
Comment: I love everything you sent, the bookmark is not like any I already have. Those magnetic bookmarks are great. Never eaten anywhere in Oswego, but it sounds like it is always a fun trip for you.
Response: Glad you liked the variety I sent. I agree, the magnetic bookmarks are my favorite too. Hope you can get use from it. Have a great week. I appreciate the rating and the heart that goes along with it.
Comment: Loved your letter,hope you like mine as well. Suzanne
Response: Pen paling is my number 1 hobby. Glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes its extremely hard to write a 3 page letter. Hope you have an enjoyable week. Thanks for providing me a heart with your rating.
Comment: Hi Michelle, thank you so much for the lovely items that you sent--including the extras. They are awesome and I appreciate and will use each of them. The note card on which you wrote the message is so pretty. ♥️ My wrapped gift has been placed with my others to be opened during the holiday.
Response: Thank-you for your rating and providing me a heart. I searched for what I thought you would really enjoy for the wrapped present. Glad you liked the extras. Have a blessed day.
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful envelopes and the amazing teas(my favorite flavors)
Response: I love trying and getting new styles of envelopes. The best one I ever got was made from a corn flake cereal box. Some people have super ideas. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating. Hope to see you in future swaps.
Response: Always difficult to judge what others may like in jewelry. Both are completely different styles so I felt I couldn't go wrong. Happy Swapping! Thank you so much with your rating and giving me a heart. I actually put my "heart" into all swaps.
Comment: Thank you for being so patient and understanding! The tea arrived today & I am amazed by the variety you included! I never even heard of some of them before, but I will forever be grateful for including an Irish breakfast!! Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!!!
Response: I tried to send you a variety without doubling up on a tea. I hope you can find a new LOVE within the ones I sent. If I knew you liked Irish breakfast so much I would of sent you much more of them. (got a box--its one of my favorite too) Have a wonderful week and I am mailing a surprise out to you later this week like I advised I would. Peace.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Plant a Flower Day envie! I really appreciate that you used an orange envie! My favorite!! And thank you so much for all the wonderful extras! The papers are beautiful! I love the punched embellishments, the twine, and the clips! Such an awesome package!
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything. And I saw your favorite color was Orange so had to make that the base. Thank you for your rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thanks loved your letter and the paper clips and airmail logos. Enjoyed learning about you and am already writing a letter back :D
Response: I had to "dig" to find those logos. I knew I had them :-) Glad I could send them your way. Will look forward to your letter. Have a great Easter holiday. Thank you for the heart with your rating.
Comment: Yes, you are getting a heart already! Thank you so much for the sweet note, sample page of paper, and the writing tablet. It will be put to use very soon! I am putting the package in my bag until July. I'm going to have a little Christmas in July celebration!
Response: Thank you so much for my rating. I wasnt sure if you wrote on plain paper for the military or sent pretty paper.....so i played it safe. Figured you can decorate the paper as you see fit. Your idea of Christmas in July seems great. Maybe I should do that as well. My stocking overflows by Oct. LOL Have a great day and may you have much happiness this month.
Comment: Thank you for the very shiny feb stocking stuffer! I am tempted but will put it away in the cabinet under the tv until Christmas. Happy holidays and happy swapping! So glad to get some tea as i am just about out of black tea. Prefect timing !thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. I so enjoy bringing a little Christmas to others. Thank-you for the heart with your rating. Have a blessed year.
Comment: Everything about this swap that you sent is absolutely awesome. Love, Love, Love it. Denki!!
Response: You're welcome. Let me know if you like the audio book. I should of gotten one for myself too :-) May you get good use out of the tote. Have a great Valentines Day. Thanks for your heart rating. Much appreciated.
Comment: Beautiful, sweet, thoughtful! What a wonderful swap/Valentine's surprise! Hope you are enjoying a lovely Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for the great swap!
Response: You're very welcome. I hope its not just a cookbook but good readings too. Enjoy the "nibbles" I sent as well...they are so addicting! Have a great Valentines Day. Thank-you for giving me a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you! What a nice end to my day, to come home to find a generously-stuffed envelope with cute cheerful stickers inside along with a great selection of teas that include some of my favorites. There are also a few new-to-me teas in here that I can't wait to try. Thanks for the happy mail!
Response: Oh you are very welcome. I enjoyed putting things together for you. Im happy I could send you some you had never tried. Have a great weekend! And thanks for giving me a rating with a heart.
Comment: There should be a way to give more hearts! I would give you one for each notecard. Thanks very much for looking at my profile and sending such high quality cards and stationery! Hope our paths cross again!
Response: You're welcome. I love to get a variety of notecards from many gift stops. Glad you liked the ones I sent. Enjoy them! Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much! What a cute little snowman! I have been to those places in PA on the postcards so they will go into my collection! The corduroy is to make catnip toys for my cat, Precious. She loves it for some reason lol! What a nice swap!
Response: You're welcome. I guess you will have enough corduroy for toys for the whole year + some. Glad you can put those cards into your collection. And I loved the snowman too. Sometimes its hard to give up the "finds" I find for others. LOL Happy Valentines Day
Comment: I loved everything you sent!! Awesome notecards, stickers and recipes! The little envelopes are adorable as well:) Thanks alot for a fabulous swap!!
Response: You're welcome. Always happy to know I pleased a fellow swapper. With making your "little" envelopes, it put me back into the pattern of making them again. Thanks for the heart with your rating.
Comment: I opened it!! I had all intentions of waiting until Christmas...yeah, right! I started feeling through the paper and guessed that it was a doll, and the rest is history. =) He is just awesome too! I used to collect Madame Alexander dolls as a kid, but sadly I didn't keep them. I've been wanting one to remind me of the ones I used to have, so this little Dutch Boy is perfect. Thank you so much! And the Buddha charm is lovely as well. xoxo
Response: So happy I could provide a piece of your childhood. Christmas is to be through out the year (as I believe) so I am glad I could do that for you. As for the buddha, I saw him in the case just starring at me knowing he needed a good home. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you so much! You have beautiful notepads but the butterfly is favorite, of course. LOL.
Response: I tried to send you ones I thought you would like. If I go to TJ Maxx, I always purchase a new notepad. I may of gotten that one there (butterfly). Thanks for you heart with your rating. Have a great day..HUGS
Comment: Thank you for the gift and extras. Although I didn't open the present, I couldn't resist feeling its curious shape. I think I know what it is and I know I will love it when it's time to open gifts! Hugs from Canada
Response: I love these swaps, stocking stuffers. It keeps Christmas with us all year long. Best Wishes in 2016. Thanks for the heart and rating.
Comment: Thanks for your Happy New Year mailing. I'll be putting the 3-D bookmark to good use. City girl that I am, I never knew that roosters could dive bomb! Thanks for sharing your Easter memories with me.
Response: Roosters ATTACK! Glad you like what I mailed you. I hope you have a blessed 2016. Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating....much appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for all the great cards and the beautiful memo paper!!!! WE loved it:)
Response: You're very welcome. Nice to see someone who involves her family in the swap JOY! Always nice to give things to others---that is why I love this site. Thank you for the rating and providing a heart. Have a blessed weekend.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the gifts! I love those recipe cards, I've never had any before. :D I'm a little behind on my letters due to being sick over the holidays, but I will definitely be writing back as soon as I can!
Response: I hope you feel better soon. No fun being sick. I will keep my welcome light on and water warmed up for tea to share over your letter. You're welcome for the recipe cards. I collect them! Thanks for providing a heart with your rating. Take care.
Comment: Thank you so much for your mail! I loved stickers, they are sooo cute :)
I really hope that all your wishes for life will come true, because it is really so sweet and would make lots of people happy :)
Response: Praying that at least one will come true in my lifetime. Medical miracles!!!! Thanks for rating me. Much appreciated. Wishing you the best in 2016.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! Can't wait to open and try the teas. The tea candies are my favorite and I can't get them where I live so thank you so much!
Response: I always grab some of the tea candies when I head back to Pennsylvania. Glad you like them :-) Thank-you for the heart with your rating. I hope you have a speedy recovery and enjoy Christmas to the fullest.
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas! This will be my first advent calendar since the tiny 'punch out the square and get a chocolate' ones I had as a child. I'm really looking forward to each day! Thank you as well for the adorable pocket for teas.
Response: Same here! I have fond memories of the advent calenders I had too. Am hoping this tea advent can be a new tradition. Have a blessed Christmas Season. Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for this sweet package! It's going to be hard not to open these before Christmas! Hehe! I already tried some of the chocolates that weren't wrapped. They were really delicious! Thank you also for the extra teas! I can't wait to try them! This package really made my day! Merry Christmas to you as well and thank you again! :)
Response: Hopefully you can hold out and make those candies last till Christmas. Lol. I couldn't do it either :-) I wish you much happiness and fond memories for this Christmas season. Merry Christmas! Thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap! ! ❤❤❤❤I wish I could rate you with more hearts. I loved what you sent and really enjoyed reading your letter. I'm not much of a pen pal writter, but I love crafting and getting fun things in the mail! ;)
Response: You're welcome. Had fun putting it together. Thanks for the "many" hearts with your rating. Much appreciated. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Loved, loved, loved it all...I really liked the booger candy...lol...
Response: LOL yeah I would be afraid to eat it. Glad it lightened your day,
May you have blessings not only now during the month of Thanksgiving but year round. Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Excellent tea bag holders and can't wait to try the teas.
Response: I sent ones I thought you would like. Hope they warm you up a little during this chilly season. Thanks for all you have done for me. I will make sure to let you know when I do a swap again. Thanks for rating me with a heart. Happy Halloween week.
Comment: I love the envelopes, such fun designs! And the tea smells so good I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks!. I just bought another paper cutter system for envelopes today. I love trying all different types of envelopes and types of paper out. Glad you liked the ones I sent. Enjoy the tea. Have a great Autumn Season. Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Hi, Michelle, I love my pens. They write so nice. Saving the gift for my stocking. Thanks so much!
Hi, I opened my gift - thanks for the great-smelling candle! I will use it while I am crafting! Merry Christmas!
Response: Such will power :-) You're welcome on everything. Thanks for the heart you gave with your rating. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you Michelle. Very nice find! We found a 4 drawer metal stand that we are using for art supplies. It only cost 7.99, We have a great thrift store only 4 blocks away. We are there a couple of times a week. We love it. Happy hunting!
Response: Dont you just love the good buys we find? Sounds like you did great on that stand. Thanks for the heart with your rating. Always fun to shop at Thrift stores :-)
Comment: OMG! Love, love, love it! Christmas is my favorite holliday. As for the recipe cards and cookbook, either one would have counted as all 5. Can't wait to sit down with the coffee and cookbook and enjoy!
Response: Let me know what items you have chosen to try. Enjoy. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating. I really enjoyed putting this together for you.
Comment: What perfect envies you sent! Thanks so very much - look forward to using them all. Happy swapping, neighbor!!
Response: Am happy you liked them. I am still in the learning curve for some envelopes. Trying to keep animals and landscapes picture perfect is always the hardest. Have a great Autumn. Thanks for the heart you provided when you rated me.
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle! Loved reading about your summer, and life, and enjoyed the "flat surprise!" Thank you again!
Response: Oh I am just so glad both letters reached you. I wasnt sure if the first one would of met requirements. Hopefully we can become pen pals. Have a great Autumn. Thanks for the heart with your rating.
Comment: This was such a beautiful package, it made me cry. I opened it night before my birthday, and shall consider it a special birthday treat. My book-I know author. I love England and have been to Norwich. I am thrilled!!!
Response: Now this makes me happy to know I provided such pleasure. Yes, Happy Birthday and enjoy many more!
Thanks for the rating and providing a heart. Take care and happy swapping!
Response: I know i went overboard, but I just couldn't stop stuffing that envelope! LOL Hopefully you can use (or give away) things I have sent you. Thank you for rating me and providing a heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Whoa thanks for all these things!! I love the carved wooden tray... it's gorgeous and I am always a sucker for things like that when I see those at thrift shops! The stitched pillowcase and mug are also way cool finds and I will use them! I buy sooo many things from Goodwill :D
Response: Well, I must say I had fun looking high and low (literally) for things for you. That wooden tray was so beautiful. Many things I find that are wooden are scrapped and not so very nice..but that one. I would of kept it for myself! Perfect for nuts and a nut cracker. Glad you liked all I sent. Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: I really loved the items that you chose. Thank you so much!
Response: It was a great way to spend the day wondering around thrift stores. I also love Roosters so I got so excited when I read you do too.
Hopefully he is gracing your home with happiness!
Have a wonderful week. Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating. Much appreciated.
Comment: I think I will follow your lead and wait till Christmas! Yay surprises!
Response: I so enjoy doing these kinds of swaps cuz of people like you. We cherish surprises and making people happy. I will start reaching into my stocking on each odd day of December and open 1 up. This way I celebrate Christmas literally all month! Have a wonderful day and thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards! We have swapped before & it may have been for recipe cards. Lancaster must be beautiful!
Response: Hopefully you can put those cards to good use. Always nice to share these "fall/winter" recipes with others. You should try to visit Lancaster sometime. LOTS of great PA Dutch cooking! If you ever want to trade recipes for things, let me know! Thanks for providing a heart with your rating. Have a wonderful, blessed week.
Comment: I just loved it - especially the seven days of inspiration - thanks!
Response: You're very welcome. I took my time and really thought about what you may like. By the way, I came home a few minutes ago to see your swap to me came as well. Its a great day for both of us.Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: This is one of the most amazing swaps I've been in! I would love to be your pen pal.
Response: That would be wonderful. Glad you liked what I sent. I had fun trying to find things to put together. Have a wonderful weekend/holiday. (thank-you also for providing a heart with your rating)
Comment: Michelle thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and all the beautiful things you wrote, loved it so much! I also loved the tea, yesss it's my favorite! And the cat stickers are so amazing!! I'd love to be penpals, I'll send you a letter along with the angel swap I'll be sending soon. Thanks for helping me angel the birthday swaps!! You're a sweetheart! Wish I could give you more hearts! Thanks for the wishes and the gifts =)
Response: I hope your birthday "month" went the way you wanted it. Best wishes! Thanks for the rating and providing a heart.
Comment: I loved reading your letter. Happy Belated Birthday, too! It's so funny that yesterday was your birthday, because it's also both my son's and daughter's birthday. I plan on writing back to you soon, so keep an eye on your mailbox. :)
Response: Happy Birthday to your son & daughter too. And happy birthing day to you! I will keep the light on at my mailbox. Thank you for rating me and providing a heart.
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the cards you chose for me. I think the seashell is my fave, but I also love the pretty bird. and the little boy and girl dreaming of sugarplums remind me of my kiddos. :-) And of course, I can always use washi tape! I also appreciate your note. I HOPE my kids want to scuba dive...but who knows? These little people really have their own minds.
Response: I tried to match up what you would like. Happy you enjoyed it all. Yes, young ones need space to grow their own interests. Have a wonderful week :-)
Thank-you for rating a heart for this swap. Its appreciated.
Comment: OMG! You sent me a wonderful package and I really enjoyed opening up all the individually wrapped items. You were very thoughtful with choosing items from my profile :-) I'm looking forward to listening to the Charm & Fire CD. All items will be put to good use. Many thanks!!!!
Response: you're very welcome. I had fun putting things together for you (maybe more fun than me receiving). Have a wonderful summer. Thank-you for rating me with a heart. Its appreciated. I always aim to put smiles on faces no matter how big or small the swap.
Comment: Wow! You really know how to pick nice gifties! I am bowled over! Thanks for your note telling me which one your daughter likes - I may share some with my own daughter! Thank you, thank you! Happy swapping!
Response: Just dont let her steal them away! It makes me happy you like it all. Hopefully you can relax and enjoy summer. Thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and wishes. If it is okay for you, I would like to send you a birthday card in return and be your penpal as well where I will answer the question you asked me. Thanks again. :)
Response: I would enjoy getting a letter from you. I will keep the light on at the mailbox (lol). Have a wonderful summer. Thanks for the rating and providing a heart.
Comment: Thanks for the nice goodies. Have fun on vacation. I LOVE that you take your swapping with you.
Response: I need a vacation after vacation, LOL. Yes, I am so addicted (I take along a lot of my stash for swaps) and my husband supports it. (I'm one lucky girl) Thank you for providing a heart and rating me. Have a wonderful summer.
Comment: Extremely happy with everything you sent! I'm such a paper fanatic and always end up buying list pads when I see them- although the local stores I buy them from lately haven't been carrying any! Thank you for sending so many extras, it's much appreciated. You're a very sweet person as well, thank you for the note with your kind words. :)
Response: I am pleased you like it all. I love variety too! Hope to be partnered with you in future swaps. Thank you for rating me and providing a heart. I always am to put a smile on someones face.
Comment: THANX for being in my swaps!!!! These are the cutest pictures of baby squirrels! ;-) I hope you enjoy a 5 ❤️ rating for them!!! ;-) Blessings!!! cc💕
Response: I love to think I am bringing happiness to others. That is why I enjoy Swap-bot so much. Glad you can enjoy the "little ones".
Have a wonderful summer! Thanks for providing a heart and rating me.
Comment: How crazy that out of all the possible partners, you got me again?! Thanks for the postcard. The music box sounds amazing; clearly I need to visit more thrift stores! heehee Glad to hear from you again and read your thoughts about what swap-bot means to you. Happy swapping!
Response: We were meant to get to know each other. Have a wonderful summer! Thank-you for the rating and providing a heart.
Comment: Thank you so much, Michelle, for the beautiful sentiments in my birthday card! <3 What cute presents for me and my pups! Thanks for being so thoughtful to me on my special occasion! I truly adore the hand towel and can't wait to plug in my Yankee Candle goodies!!! Thank you so very, very much!!!
Response: You're very welcome. I hope you're birthday was filled with many wonderful memories :-) Thank-you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Oh my goodness - Where do I begin? - The recipes are just fabulous - I love the little church recipe book you used - So cute - I never thought to print out the title page/cover of the cookbook - Great idea! I, too, will be trying that 7 Vegetable Salad - as well as the other recipes, too. The weather here will be hovering around, and, into, 100 F - so the recipes you sent are absolutely perfect. I also want to super duper thank you for enclosing a bunch of recipe cards, too - I Really really needed them - and - I totally appreciate it - beyond belief. Thank you -Thank you. And - Special thanks for signing up for my little swap - I hope you got some nice recipes. I love your handle. Nice to meet you - Happy day to you .
Response: Thank-you for such a wonderful message. I enjoyed this swap. Am hoping to see more of these from you. Enjoy cook-out weather! Thank-you for rating me and providing a heart. Each swap to me is personal.
Comment: Dear Michelle...so exciting to hear you were from the Lancaster area and I do agree that PA is a beautiful state!
(I would love to live somewhere warmer, though!!)
I thank you so much for the recipe (which sounds great by the way, and is definitely a keeper!!) as well as the additional recipe cards. Your envelope made my day today. I loved your person touch that you added to the note to me!
I will be making cinnamon coffee puffs for my co-workers soon!!
Thanks again! Chari
Response: Such a heartwarming message for me, thank-you so much. I so enjoy baking and cooking for others. I hope these coffee puffs will be among your favorite. Enjoy the recipe cards! Have a wonderful summer. Thanks for the rating and providing me a heart. Hope to swap with you in the future.
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer and the stationary too. I will open all my goodies on Christmas. 1/ 1 / 16 Thank you for the heart duct tape. I will have to come up with a valentine's craft.
Response: I save mine as well. Its so enjoyable to have Christmas excitement all year long! Thanks for the rating and providing a heart. Peace be with you.
Comment: It sounds like you have such an interesting life with all travels. I too am a sucker for this feral cats, I catch the kittens and adopt them and spay the mama(if u can catch her) to keep the population down.
Response: Sounds like we are two peas in a pod that way. I hope you have an enjoyable summer. Thanks for the rating and providing a heart.
Comment: Such a wonderful package. This is a book I don't have, so I know I will have fun using it. Thanks for all the recipe cards. I would give you more star's if I could. Happy Swapping
Response: I can browse for hours when I find new cook books. Its such a passion of mine so I'm glad I found one you like. Thank you for rating and providing a heart. Its really was my pleasure doing this swap. Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package! I loved everything! Let's see Peanut loved her snack, I've already planted the elephant ear, opened the napkins & snacked on the trail mix! LOL Thank you for brightening my week!!
Response: I would love to know how the Elephant Ear grows for you. Give Peanut a pat for me. Glad "everyone" liked their items. Have a wonderful Summer. Your rating and providing me a heart is much appreciated. Hope to swap with you in the future.
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome package! Love the crock pot cook book and already planning on making some of them this week! The plates are awesome and going into the camper for our next trip at the beach and the stickers and pad are lovely!!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Glad to see what I sent going to some good use. Enjoy your summer. Thank you for the rating and heart. Its much appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely... not sure what it is yet! heehee So cool about your name--coincidentally, my mother's side of the family is from your part of PA. Small world! And I've seen the first season of Bitten & liked it. But it's still no Supernatural ;-)
EDIT 12/26/15: I'm just now opening my stocking gifts. Thank you for the stamp to add to my collection!
Response: Supernatural still #1 in my book too. Yes, we live in a small world. Glad you're saving the gift........makes us feel the excitement of Christmas thru the whole year. Sure hope you like it. Thanks for the rating & providing a heart. It's appreciated! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Comment: If I could give you 10 hearts I would! I absolutely loved everything you gave me and your life letter made me smile :)
Response: I hope you got the 2nd little package I sent your way as well. Sorry about the pen not making it in the first package. Hope you can use it all for keeping in touch with friends. Take care and have a wonderful week. Thanks for the rating and heart. Its appreciated.
Comment: Your responses were very interesting. We have some similarities along the lines of favorites (food, color, etc). I enjoyed this swap and I hope you did too!
Response: Just got home from being on vacation & I got a thank-you note from you peeking thru my mail. I am glad you enjoyed my letter. Its always fun getting to know people. Thanks for the rating and heart and also being so thoughtful on your thank-you letter in regarding this swap. Happy Memorial Day weekend to you.
Comment: Love it! Thank you so much. I think I'm going to start writing in my beautiful journal on my actual birthday and use it for a year and see how things have changed in that time.
Response: It will be great to look back and remember the things you wrote about. Glad you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for being patient on my response here. Its much appreciated your rating and providing me a heart. Blessing :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the vintage cook books. I LOVE them! I spent all last evening browsing through them. The MS book has some great classic recipes and I'm anxious to try them. Thanks for the wonderful treats!
Response: I can also spend hours looking thru cookbooks. Hope you can find a remarkable recipe. Thanks for the rating and providing a heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cute package. Those socks and foot lotion really made my night after coming home from working 8 hours on my feet.
Response: It was a pleasure seeking something out. Gosh, did I look high and low for you too. I actually had to limit myself when I got to the register. Glad I choose what I did then. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you thank you! Perfect pick-me-ups! The rosemary was so strong, when I went to check my mail, I swore it was the people who live in front of the mailboxes haha! again thank you!!
Response: oh gosh, i bet everywhere that envelope went, they smelled the rosemary (even though inside a baggie????) Oh well, its a lovely smell. Glad you liked it all :-) Happy Spring days are ahead. thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the wind chime! When I was a little girl my grandma had a wind chime on her front porch. I remember sitting in her livingroom and listening to it clank around. It was always so relaxing. It's going on my front porch this spring! Thank you!
Response: you're welcome. Happy Birthday. Thank-you for the rating
Comment: Thank you so much for a super fun swap. We both chose all the same days to celebrate for our partners. Too funny, I loved the package ,look forward to swapping again in the future, Thank you :)
Response: I really enjoy this swap. Who knows, maybe you will get me next???? Thanks for the rating and the heart. Enjoy St. Patricks Day.
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely letter. I really enjoyed reading it and will be writing back to you soon. Thank you also for the recipe that you sent we will definitely be trying it. Thank you for the Valentine's Day card too!
Response: Let me know how you like the recipe. When you write back, please include one of your recipes for me. We love to try new things. See you in my mailbox :-) Thank-you for the rating and the heart. Hope you enjoyed yourself on Valentines Day.
Comment: Wow thank you for the wonderful swap! Wildwood looks really fun! :) I especially love the ladybug note card :)
Response: We love it there. Thought you may like to see the ocean again :-) I adore collecting note cards but I actually use them all. Hopefully you can too. Happy Valentines Day. Thanks for the heart and rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the sock purse and chapstick. My little niece claimed the sock purse she said "Ginny, it's little so it's meant for a little person." So, I didn't have the heart to argue with her. :-(
Response: I claimed a purse for myself too. LOL (perfect since I am little too at 5 ft.) Glad i could please not only you. Happy Valentines Day. Thank-you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Oh Michelle ~ wow! Amazing! Awesome! I absolutely love my gifts so much! The scarfs are perfect as it is snowing again right now ~ no school again tomorrow! Love the masks and beads! And I have a 5 gallon jug we collect beads in cause they are just so much fun! The kids will love the masks! And that vase is like nothing I have ever seen, it is so pretty! Thank you so very much! Happy Valentines Day! XO Kelly
Response: Carnival is a family occasion :-) Happy you liked it all. Had alot of fun looking and shopping around for purple/yellow/green items. Thank-you for the rating and the heart. Happy Valentines Day to you and those you love. Stay warm and bundled up.
Comment: Michelle! I think you spoiled me quite badly, but I don't think I minded one bit!! Seriously, thank you so much for the wonderful Valentine card and surpriseS (plural)!!! I love the way you packaged everything, the sweet note, the little calendar, lip balm, candy (Dove, yum!), word-find book, socks, balloon (never saw anything like that before!), ribbon, washi tape...you gave me lots and lots of smiles - thank you thank you. Hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day yourself!! You're a great swap partner. Stacy :-)
Response: I had alot of fun putting it together. Just glad you enjoyed everything. Isnt Valentines Day a day one should be spoiled???? Happy Swapping to you. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Omg. Omg. Omg. You are best partner I love the box and All Details to it. Your lovely card is so . Sweet. I don't know what's inside the packages but I am sure I Will .loveeeeeeeee theming. Happy Valentine's day
Response: I had fun putting it together. Happy Valentines Day. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Hi dear!!!! Thank you so much for your winter postcard with children. Beautiful and fun!!!
I really like how you decorated the envelope and postcard)))))
Thank you for the sticker, creative paper and card!!!! I'm happy!
I wish happiness for you and your family.
Stay healthy! May all your dreams come true! It's snowing in Russia, - 5°C
Best wishes from Russia, ♥ ♥ ♥ Yulia.
Response: Thank-you for your very nice response here. Not snowing here but it is -9 C. So we are having the same kind of winter. Stay warm! Drink warm liquids and may you stay healthy. Hopefully can swap with you in the future. Thank-you for the rating and heart.
Comment: You are too generous but thank you. Music box bears now on my coffee shelf and the daisy earrings adorable.
Response: They were such good buys, couldnt pass it up. And the davenport bears were perfect for such a swap (and with Valentines day coming up) and the coasters I thought you would like. So much to choose from, LOL. I am addicted to good buys. Have a wonderful day! Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Hello Michelle, I have received your swap. Thank you for the envelopes and the extras. I also have send you a PB. Greetings and have a nice day.
(PB is dutch, sorry. Its mean a personal massage or email). Update january, 28. I have received your second envelop, thank you for al the extra's.
Response: Wow, that took a long time. Glad it got there safe. I actually just put together another assortment of envelopes for you. I hope that one doesn't take as long to get to you. I was happy to make sure you got something from me. Thanks for the rating & heart. Happy New Year! ( was is a PB? )
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable envies and all the awesome extras! I have a few pen pal replies to get out this weekend so I will definetly send you a picture of the final decorated product!!! Thanks again!!:)
Response: You're welcome. It was my pleasure getting it all together for you. Can't wait to see the final products. Thanks for the heart and rating. Michelle
Comment: Thank you very much for the great envie of goodies. I have always wanted to visit Hershey, PA. The postcard looks like a place I would love to visit. I adore the Scotland coaster. I have been to most of the castles on the coaster. All the items are lovely, the cards, bookmark and notebook are perfect. Thank you. Hugs, Mona
Response: You're very welcome Mona. I enjoy sending things to people that will make them happy. Have a wonderful day. Maybe see you swapping in the future?
Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Michelle! I got your re-send today! Thank you very much, I really appreciate it. It was such a nice christmas card, and I also can´t wait to try the tea. Many hearts to you :-)
Response: Let me know if the original one ever makes it to you. Glad this one got through customs. Keep warm! Happy New Year. Thank-you for the rating and heart :-)
Update 1-12-15, she went to the post office and they found my original package as well. It was in the undelivered pile. Just gad she got both swap :-).
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and letter. Also love the postcards. I didn't have the Pirates yet. Good team! The envelope was decorated pretty and I guess the first one you made me is in the dead letter pile somewhere. Hugs, Evelyn.
Response: Thank-you for a wonderful posting. I am glad you liked it all. That dead letter pile is pretty huge this year I hear. LOL I wish you a wonderful 2015. Thank-you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Michelle, Received your resend card in the mail today. I am giving you a 5 and a heart because you really went overboard by shipping it priority mail. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will enjoy a Happy New Year. Shirley I forgot to thank you for the two postcards you enclosed-the wonderful red barns and the covered bridges in Pennsylvania. They will be added to my collection.
Response: My apologies for the card not arriving. I sent a postcard in with it with a covered bridge or a Pennsylvania barn. I sometimes sign my name Michelle Stripe not McDivitt-Stripe. I am resending you a card and postcard as well. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Update** I feel horrible about this, therefore I am mailing it overnight to you. Taking it to the post office when it opens @ 9. I mailed the first card on Nov 23rd. I don't want you to think I don't care** 12-26-14 Sent Priority Mail Express delivery to you tracking # EK 540551478 US. 12-29-14. Thank you so much for the rating & heart. If I could, I'd send you a hug. All the heaviness I have been feeling has been lifted. Thanks again.
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for such a generous assortment. I'm sitting here right now trying to decide which to try first. I just love old fashioned general stores too. I think since it's the weekend after Christmas that it should be the cocoa. Love it all. Thank you so much! Sorry to be late with your rating - I could have enjoyed it sooner too :)
Response: I am glad you can relax a bit after the holidays and enjoy some cocoa. It was my pleasure sending you this package. Happy New Year! Thanks for the rating and star.
Comment: I'd give you 1000 hearts if I could! This swap gave me the BIGGEST SMILE!!! THANK YOU so much! I LOVE everything so so so much! Dr Who Pins!! Scotland Coaster!! Sherlock and STITCH decals!! :) Love the Colorado and Train postcards too! This swap REALLY made me smile and will continue to do so every time I look at these fun things!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
<3 <3 <3
Response: It was really very fun shopping for your likes. Thank-you for the rating & heart. Merry Christmas.
Comment: My oh my, I have only opened the envelope and am loving everything in it. I'm going to wait till Christmas so that I can have something to open from my stocking.. :) thank you- thank you- thank you.. Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to you.
Response: I hope all the items you enjoy. I looked at your profile and tried to find things that fit your likes. May this Christmas bring much joy and memories. Thank-you for the heart and rating. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Comment: Hello & thank you for the sweet Christmas card & and wonderful recipe cards:-). Did you ever figure out how to do and email swap?
Response: Just got back into town last night. I will figure it out somehow (about the emailing). LOL. You're welcome about the cards. Hope you can put them to good use. Thank-you for the rating and heart.
May Christmas bring many memories and 2015 be blessed.
Comment: Hi Michelle Thanks for the lovely snowman tapestry card and for the Christmas themed notes. i can always use them. They make excellent journal boxes for my scrap book pages.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: You're very welcome. Glad you can enjoy all I sent :-) Thank-you for the rating & heart. May Christmas bring many memories and 2015 be blessed.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, Michelle, and the handwritten sentiments and extra foil tags. I could tell you took some time with this simple card swap and made it extra special. :) Have a Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome. Hope your Christmas will be filled with lots of love. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank-you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I've never had a pen pal more than a year or so older than myself, but I'm excited to write you back! I haven't drank the tea yet, but it smells great! And strings are always appreciated, I'll put them to good use! Thank you!
Response: I just got back home from being away for almost a week. I AM drinking my chai tea. I am looking forward to your letter. Its a wonderful thing to have snail mail from different walks of life. I wish you have a great Thanksgiving with your Grandma. Thanks for the rating and for the star.
Comment: Hello Michelle! Hope you are doing OK in Michigan. I've seen the extreme winter weather fronts that hit your state. Thank you for the beautiful Classic German Christmas Tree card you sent to me for the swap! My mother loves this Christmas tree design so much she is doing a cross stitch small picture of the image. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: I would love to see her work. I love that old German folk style as well. Thank-you for the rating and the star. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.
Comment: Thanks for the card and goodies, the envelope is so cute! BUT you can keep the snow in michigan, we floridians dont want it, hahahaha!! thanks again ;)
Response: I just got home from being in Pennsylvania where they got more snow. It seems it follows me everywhere :-) Should I travel to Florida next????? Enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Thank-you for the rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Michelle, for the lovely package that you sent me. I was going to wait to open them, and I probably will wait to open some. However, with the way my days have been going, I may have to open one every several days, just to pick up my spirits. I'll let you know how I like them. Thanks so much for all of your effort in this swap. Merry Christmas. Rebecca/pobuffy
Response: I hope each one will bring a smile to you. Glad to also see the update on the puppy :-)
Thank you for the rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for this envelope full of great goodies. I love the autumn stationary, it's hard to find anything like that. I have been swapping and pen palling for a few years, and I do enjoy it. have a great Thanksgiving and holiday season. if you want to write to me feel free, I get behind on letters sometimes, but catch up eventually. LOL
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Happy swapping and pen paling to you.
Will put you on my list to write :-)