Comment: First of all, thanks for creating such a fun swap! Second, LOVE the PC. So unique. Third, I've seen your profile and had no idea you are a Bang-gah native! Now you are in NC? I bet you miss the crisp clean air sometimes? Today is a "need a sweater" day. First week of August. It's CRAZY! Take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for introducing me to this swap and for doing a private swap with me! This one was funny, and surprisingly, the last line worked really well: "You may think that this is the Book, Well it is." Have an amazing day. (ï½¡â—•â€¿â€¿â—•ï½¡)
Response: :) Thanks so much for the compliment and the heart:) It was nice to swap with you too:)) Anytime!!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! :) The crocheted animals look so cute. I wish I only knew how to crochet haha! At school we learned crafts but I'm left-handed and our teacher was untalented, and didn't know how to teach a lefty (for that reason, I can't knit either) :P Update June 30th: omg, I just came to check this before archiving, and saw I had commented but didn't check the 5! Stupid me!
Response: lol No problem hun:) I am glad you liked the pins. I thought the crochet animals looked cute too. All I can crochet is potholders lol Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love the new pattern book! It will definitely come in handy! And thanks so much for the beautiful yarn assortment!
Response: Yay! I wasn't sure of what colors you would like but I know you make the baby caps so I figured the shades of pink and blue, yellow and green would be good options! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice cards :)! The one was of the floral trees although I'm not sure because I liked the one with the small image a lot as well... hmmm... let's just say I loved them all. Thank you so much :)!
Response: Glad you liked them all:) yay!!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear girl!! What a beautiful tag blanket! And German Shepherds you know are my favorite. Many Many blessings. My sister keeps it sub-zero with the air conditioning so this will keep me snug and warm at night.
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it! Those blankets are sooooo easy to make! Just a couple yards of whatever fleece fabric you want and a pair of scissors and an hour or so time to tie the knots:) Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thanks for the resend! I've never seen a Star Wars postcard before! Cool! Thank you.
Response: Wow!! that got there really fast this time it's crazy how weird the mail is sometimes!! my son has a ton of those Star Wars postcards he lets his mama raid them... thank you so much for re rating and for the heart!5./29/13: A RESEND WENT OUT TO YOU TODAY!!!
You could've told me about not receiving before you left a one!
From a fellow mainer..I was born here in same town I live. But after gradulation from college I went to NYC, California, Seattle, Back to NYC, Westbrook Maine, Fort Drum NY, Nashua NH Then back home It took about 20 years. Wished I had waited until son had gradulated. was very hard on him.. as you know many in maine do not like New Yorkers and he is proud of that .
Hope this finds you well!
Response: :)) Yep for sure:) I love Maine, I hope to move back one day soon!! Crazy as the winters can be I miss it terribly!! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Such a beautiful pc! Thanks for sending it! It's a different kind of hot here...dry and not humid...it does get to the 90's on occasion but not as often as Albuquerque. We are in the high desert - about 7000ft.
Response: Thanks so much for the heart! I hate heat, humid or not LOL
Comment: Thank you for the swap! The envelope came in an awful state because of the weather, I was so worried that the letter in it was damaged but it wasn't. I was so glad! Thanks for the nice story. I just finished reading your letter with a new tea I bought and it was a nice combination :).
Response: Soooo glad everything was intact upon arrival! And glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for actually recommending 2 titles! "Steel Magnolias" is a movie I've been meaning to see for some time. Did you know a remake is out, starring all black actresses, including Queen Latifa? It might be worth taking a peek, though sometimes remakes can leave a bad taste in your mouth. I will also try to track down that other title you mentioned. Thanks!
Response: Yes, I have seen it. I didn't like it at all. It was creepy--most of the same lines and different people lol....To me nothing beats the original!!! Thanks for the rating and the heart:)
Comment: Everyone is so funny hating Volleyball. It's actually one of the two only sports I love haha. I find it so funny. Anyway, thank you for being my swap partner. I so agree with some things you mentioned. Oh well, there are those things out there to make us angry and let us stay alert.
Response: :) LOL I am sorry I just had such a hard time with it in middle school that I have always disliked it lol Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Bless you child for the beautiful array of stickers and scrapbooking papers. I have never seen ones like the red ones you sent. Gorgeous! Be blessed.
Response: Oh good! I am so glad you liked it all. I had no idea what kind of stickers to send so I tried to send a mixed bag:) I got that "rose" paper from walmart--it was on sale in a pack. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I gave you a heart because you didn't just send a list of 20 cities, you explained the reason you wanted to visit each city and I thought that was really cool! I hope you do get to visit New York, NY I have been 3 times and have gotten to walk around and it is worth it and so much fun. Just make sure you have on a good, comfy pair of walking shoes.
Response: Aww thanks for that! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi TC.....what a nice letter!!! I enjoyed it so much and was pretty cool learning about a person from their favorites.....I will put this letter right here in my face...because I plan to write back to you........hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s I like the little stickers too..you KNOW they will get used.......Thanks!!
Response: Aww thanks so much! I look forward to receiving your letter! Thanks for rating and many thanks for the heart:)
Comment: Thank you so much for such a special arrangement of goodies. It was SO dear of you to include that giftcard for my friend's feral colony as well! She will be overjoyed! My fur loves will enjoy all the goodies for weeks to come! Anytime you want to do another swap I'd love it. Be blessed.
Response: Oh Good! I am glad you liked it all! And you and your friend are so welcome for the giftcard. I have a special place in my heart for helping the feral ones:) Yes, we shall do another swap soon! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Wow, I liked the recipe! I will substitute the ground beef for ground soy crumbles. I love Mexican food too! So, as soon as I hit the grocery I will buy ingredients for this recipe. Thank you for the postcard it was written on. I think my family will enjoy this! Also, if it turns out good I may take it to my next potluck event. Happy swapping!
Response: Awesome! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart:)
Comment: I got your Quick 5 mixed up with another one - so sorry about the late rating!
Response: LOL it happens! THANKS SO MUCH for letting me know you did in fact get it. I was about to go bananas on the post office because the tracking number said it had been delivered. What a relief! Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart:)
Comment: Thank you for yet another amazing swap. I really can't agree more on pasta being such an amazing dish despite being so simple. In fact, I'm probably going to have pasta today, how is that for a coincidence? (well, that how you go about at the end of the month haha). I really loved Steel Magnolias, it's a beautiful film! I also loved Julia Roberts :). As always, I enjoyed the swap and hope having many more swaps with you in the future! Have a nice week.
Response: Awww what a sweet thing to say! Thanks so much for the rating and heart and I look forward to more swaps with you too! Can't wait to swap our postcards!
Comment: Love the Star Wars card it was written on!
Response: They are my sons. He "sold" them to me to make a profit LOL Kids are so funny. I have a few more, maybe we could do a private swap 3 Star Wars for 3 any kind of postcards? :) Thanks for rating and the heart!
Response: Update 4/22/13: Thanks so much for rating again...and for the heart! It really made my day!:) . All my other partners for that swap got it...It was for Watermelon Smoothies??? If not, I will resend, but my other partners have received so I wanted to make sure first. UPDATE APRIL 2013--My account has been merged.
Comment: I understand what you mean about wanting to build a time machine and go back to a time when a loved one was still there. I would go back 6 years and a few months to be with my mom again. I truly hope that you are well
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! I miss my mom terribly too! I wish I could just call her up and argue even....if only.
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for all of the tea, I can't wait to drink some tonight :)
Response: You are so very welcome! Glad it arrived safe and sound! I ran out of super big envies so I had to use that one! I taped it up as good as I could:) So glad you liked it all! The Sleepy time stuff is my absolute favorite!! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I have a friend who's son has ODD and my son has ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. Not entirely the same, but they share many of the same qualities. I hope you're able to find some respite care in order to love on yourself because handling someone with emotional disorders all day is very draining. Best wishes to you and your children. *hugs* Charlotte
Response: I have a good support system in place! Thank you so much for the rating and for the heart! Hugs to you too!
Comment: I love that you donated to a nursing home. I have been asking my family and friends to donate their old things to nursing homes - clothes, toys, books,magazines, craft supplies. I work in a nursing home and I know first hand how little it takes to bring a smile to the resident's faces.
Response: My mom was a nurse at a nursing home her whole adult life so I use to go in to work with her at night and sit and talk with residents. They have so much time on their hands and reading is a great way to pass it so it really made me feel good:) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! And I'm so glad you liked Mother Earth by Within Temptation, they used to be my favourite band, I haven't been listening to this song for years! Thanks a lot! And also thanks for a new favourite of mine: After Forever - Energize Me! ^^
Response: I am now a huge fan of Within Temptation myself:) And I LOVE the Energize me song too:) Glad you enjoyed! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I'm so sorry to hear about Roxie. That's an awesome story about "Mama Bit Bit" ~ growing up, I had a semi-similar experience with "Peaches." I loved that cat! And Lucy is just as cute as cute can be. :o) Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thanks:) I love my Lucy girl:) Thanks for the heart:)
Comment: Aw, you are so kind to open your heart and home to foster animals!! Thanks for sharing :)
Response: I love doing it. It's hard though when you find homes for them, you are glad to see them get adopted but you miss them like crazy! But I get all the fun of kittens without everything that comes with them so how can it be wrong? :) Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. Where in NC do you live? My best friend lives there in the Spring Lake/Fayetteville area. We went and visited her last summer. I fell in love with it instantly. Can't wait to go back. Your kids are adorable :) Thank you for hosting this swap.
Response: Thanks girl. I live in the Durham area...not so lovely haha...But at least I live in the county and not city! Thanks so much for the comment about my kids and for the heart!
Comment: I completely agree about the people talking/texting while driving. This evening, I had to ride a shuttle to the location of our fundraiser. The driver kept picking up her phone and texting while driving our bus. I was petrified until we finally got to the destination. :o(
Response: That is crazy!! Especially ina big bus! Jeez louise! And that is why I drive my son to school!! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers! And you got to meet Stephen King! Wow - Misery was my favorite book and movie but I liked all the others, too, like the original Carrie. Thanks!
Response: Yeah, growing up In Bangor Maine most people got to meet him on more then one occassion. I lived just a few short roads away from his mansion on W. Broadway in Bangor....I LOOOOOVE his books too! Pet Sematary is my favorite although the movie to this day still CREEPS ME OUT! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for the ATCs, they are lovely. The envelope was in terrible shape when they got to me, but the cards inside were safe and sound :)
Response: GRR Once again the post office nearly destroys a package! I am sooo relieved that all the ATC's were fine and that you liked all 5 of them! Thanks so much for the heart! I look forward to receiving yours!
Comment: What a great CD we must have similar tastes, I have a lot of the Adam Lambert music, love bel biv devoe, and have been wanting paranoid by black sabbath for awhile. I love these mixes because they are so random, and if you have an eclectic mix of music it is even better!
Response: Yeah I love wild mixes like that too! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thanks Tracy for re-sending! Arrived in record time this time around! Those Maxine cards are a hoot!!
Response: OMG I am sooooooo glad you received that one. I love those flat rate envies! I never usually have trouble with those! So glad you liked it all! I love those Maxine cards too! Thanks so much for the heart!!! Truly touched that you would give me one after the long delay!!! Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks! It finally arrived yesterday. Sorry you had to re-send. I'll let you know if the other one ends up arriving really late, if so I wouldn't mind putting together a surprise package for you.
Response: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am so glad you liked it all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Great answers - thanks for sharing them with me! I never would've thought about calling 911 for #3 - DUH! lol And cussing at a police officer - don't we all want to? lol Thanks for some great giggles = )
Response: LOL...Thanks for the heart:) I am glad I could give ya a chuckle:)
Comment: Thank you :) I think it's hilarious that you cussed out a cop, I have always wanted to do it. And you got to do it with no consequences...how lucky is that!
Response: LOL...He pulled me for a light out in my brakes---I was already late for work, and had missed the day before....I basically said "why the f*** are you pulling me over for this now...this is durham for f***'s sake--don't you have a murder to solve or dog fighting or something...OMG this is f***ing unbelieveable" LMAO...Watch it'll be on cops one day!! haha
Comment: The neat thing about this swap is being reminded of some of your favourites you forgot! I have no idea how I forgot Hugh Laurie. I've been following him since I first saw him on Black Adder. And of course, Jeeves and Wooster. He is great.
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC
One bit of advice for your next--the glue you used to attach your backing doesn't seem to have worked very well, the backing fell off in the mail. Easily re-attachable, of course.
Response: Thanks for the advice. Sorry it came unglued...I hate that. But thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I read and enjoyed your questions. I was really most interested in seeing what people came up with for the extra five. I don't know about you, but I had more trouble coming up with 5 good questions than answering the other 25. Well thanks for the great insight to you and who you are. Look forward to swapping with you again. Beth
Response: That was my problem too:) Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I absolutely love it. I put it on right away. It's one of the best swaps I've received:) I wish I could give you bunches of hearts. Speaking of "hearts"-thank you for the cute stickers. Those I'm saving.
Response: You are so welcome!! I am glad you liked it so much! I am so happy it got to you safe and sound!!! :) Thanks soooo much for the heart too:) Take Care!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Good to know a little more about you and the rest of my partners:) Added you to my facebook acct. Will get to myspace soon.
Hey BTW please stop by my blog for my 25 at http://upcountrysmiles.com. Leave me a comment so I know you stopped by.
Response: :) Thanks so much for the heart:) I will check out my facebook/myspace pages soon:)
Comment: Thank You :) I too find the Dave Pelzer series a very good read. They remind me of my husbands past abuse from his step-mother. Steel Magnolias also gets to me every time I see it. It is one of my favorite Julia Roberts and Sally Field movies.
Response: Glad to have things in common:) Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the conscientious followup, and the creative items.
Response: Oh thank heavens! lol...I was so worried that the swap didnt arrive even though the DC said it did:) Thanks so much for the heart! I am glad to hear it got there safely and that you liked all the items:) Thank you Thank you:)
Comment: THank you so much Tracy for the card and all the goodies.The foot bookmark is so cute as well as other bookmarks. And I love those happy fairy, heart and angel stickers. And I got it so perfect on Valentines Day! Have a wonderful Valentine's day and may your all days be filled with love.
Response: Oh Good!!! I am so glad you liked it all:) You are so welcome! And thank you so much for the heart!
Comment: Your handmade post card is great! You did a fun and original idea! It's perfect and makes me want to have every one of my recipe cards like this. ;) Thank You! Happy Valentines Day!
PS I am gonna try this noodle recipe!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart and for the compliment. I am so pleased you liked the card:) The recipe is soooo yummy---very rich and filling:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the hope, wish, & prayer... the cardstock you used is so interesting, also ! my kind of design & colors. How good to be reminded that someone across the country has wished me well. ~ Maggie G.
Response: You are so welcome:) I was glad to get you as a partner again:) Take Care and thanks soooo much for the heart:)
Comment: I received your Country Music CD in the mail today :-) Thank you for including the playlist. I haven't had a chance to listen yet, but I can tell by the list that some of these are ones I actually know! Thank you.
Response: You are sooo welcome! I really hope you like the cd..Thanks so much for the heart! The other private swap should arrive any day now:)
Comment: Thank you for re-sending this swap! I was having a bad day when I got it and it truly cheered me up!! I love it all and the Unicorn gum is too cute!! The phrase about...ummm...sunshine cracked me up...reminds me of our little dog the day she ate a jar of glitter!! LOL!
Response: I am soo glad you liked everything! Yes, the unicorn gum is hilarious!! Anyways, thanks so much for the heart! I had a dog that ate glitter before too how funny!!
Comment: Thanks for the card and the letter. I too suffer from depression & anxiety. I'm 26 & I want a baby more than anything. Since I'm getting better my husband and I might start trying soon! I'm a new swapper, & I love ATCs mostly. Thanks for thr pick me up!
Comment: Tracy, what a precious journal! I love it. What type punch did you use on the cover? I'd love to have one! You and I have so much in common it's unreal! I will be writing you a letter soon. Thanks so much!
Response: I wish I could take credit for that but I actually bought the journal like that:) I just thought it was too pretty to pass up! Thanks for the heart! And I look forward to receiving your letter!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your blog with me :) I enjoyed looking and reading your stories about the cats and kittens. All the adorable cats and little kittens are so cute!! That's so kind and sweet of you to help them find a home. I hope all of them went or will go to a wonderful home :)
Response: They will! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart:) Thanks for reading!
Comment: Hi there! thankyou very much for your letter and mailart. i thoroughly enjoyed reading about who you are, whats important in your life and what makes you such a great person. when i have a spare moment, i will write back! when things settle down a bit at work! thanks again, lubylou x
Response: Aww thanks! Your rating, heart and comment really made my day! Thanks a million!
Comment: Thanks for the great compilation :) I really like the variety. I had forgotten about the song "vote or die".....that made me laugh and is especially fitting for this time of year! Thanks again!
Response: LOL, I was hoping people wouldn't take offense to it lol..It always cracks me up! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I loved the things you picked out for me. I'm especially excited to try those feet beads. It's still warm enough here to go to the lake and I think they will look especially pretty when I'm barefoot in my bathing suit.
Thanks so much!
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked it all! Those foot beads make neat things I love them:) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I loved your email. It's so sad about Pansy, but it's great that you guys are trying to raise money for her treatments. And your boys are dolls. They sure don't *look* like they could be obnoxious, LOL.
Response: Thank so much for letting me know you got it:)
Comment: OOOOhhhh thank you!!!!! Your boys are lovely!! Its so cool that you're a vet tech!!! Been having you assigned to me or vice versa a lot lately!! :-) Yay!! Hope to hear from you in letter when you get the chnace!
Response: I know:) I have been working on a letter for you:) It should go out this week:)
Comment: Thanks so much! I love Nickelback, Jordin Sparks and Jewel. The others I hadn't heard of in yours that you loved. In the ones you hated, I loved. lol The odd lyrics were really fun. Funny thing is, I got an email from a friend who found out today that she is going to have a grandson! They daddy's name is Jordy. lol So I just had to send her the "It's so tough to be a baby song to her." I wasn't sure if it was a kid singing or not, so did a search and it came up as the youngest recording artist that had a #1 song at age 4 1/2! I guess we learn new things every day. Thanks again!
Response: I am sooo glad you liked the cd I created for you. Truth is, there is no music I HATE, just don't listen to often..I have a VAST variety of music:) That Jordy song is funny! Anyways, thanks so much for letting me know you received:)
Comment: Oh no you didn't make this fantastic mix. I secretly love Alan Jackson and adore openly Dolly Parton, old school hip-hop pop music. And to top it off there's The B52's. YOU DID SOOOOOO GOOD! I will be listening to this for months :) Thanks xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Response: SOOO glad I made your day:) I like all that stuff too:)