Comment: These sound really good. also I am going to borrow (you know this means steal) you idea for cards. My printer is not doing card stock (cause it hates me) and my handwriting is ...well you'll see
Comment: Thank you for the letter and taking the time to write a long one! thanks for the recipes I have actually been trying to use my crock pot more since some days i get home from school around 8pm it would be nice to have a meal cooked already! i would like to write you back and answer your questions if you don't mind!
Response: Thank you for the ♥. I don't mind if you reply. I love getting and sending letters.
Comment: Alicia, sorry I was so late in rating you but I got caught up with my birthday and just realized I didn't rate you. Oh course, when I read your message(SPOILER ALERT! Do not open until ready.), I opened up everything right away. WOW!! You really went way overboard for me, although I really appreciate it. This was a milestone birthday for me as I turned 75, I can't believe that. I love everything you sent me. I love to read, so the books will be read very shortly(I haven't read any of Joanne Fluke's books, so I might have a new favorite author). I am looking at everything and would love to comment on each but I would be writing a book. Thank you for making the coasters for me. I am intrigued by the grey and scarlet one Could you send me the pattern? I have to admit though the cookbook "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" has got to be my favorite. I know I am going to spend a lot of time looking through it and making some of those delightful recipes. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful birthday box. Shirley
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. The Pioneer Woman is one of my favorite cookbooks too! I have them all myself. I will email you the pattern for the scarlet and gray dishcloth. :) Thank you for the ♥
Comment: Not a problem with the Wi-Fi challenge. Enjoyed reading your blog post. We like pizza too. However, we have to wait until after February 8th when I'm off the Whole30 to have some again. The cupcakes were beautifully decorated. Bet they were delicious!
Response: Thank you for the great rating!! Yes the cupcakes were a dream come true!! hahaha. We've got them before and always look forward to them. We make sure to savor them since they are a rare treat!
Comment: Alicia, I think I enjoyed this letter more than I've enjoyed a letter for a long time. I laughed pretty hard reading through your story. How did "door training" go? 😂😂
Thank you for the fun life hacks and the warship samples AND the entire roll of super cute washi. What a nice surprise!!! I'll put everything to good use. Thanks for such happy mail---literally!
Response: I'm glad you liked the letter!! We actually did have the door training! It has been somewhat successful and our household and morning is much more peaceful.. hehehehe
Comment: Sorry for my late rate :O thanks for sharing your answers though! I also hate doing the dishes, even now when I have a dishwasher, it's just so tedious! It's also after your birthday now so I hope you had a great one :) all the best for 2018!
Comment: Dear Alicia, I commend you for the plans that you have for 2018. That 20$ per paycheck seems like a good idea.
I'm also sorry to hear about the water in your area. Was it due to a flood?
Overall, I'm happy to read your journey of saving money. I got teachings on how I should be a good steward of money.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful PC! If you take away the "40s" temps your weather sounds like ours. We finally got a cold front last week and got down into the 80s but this week it's right back in the upper 90s.
Comment: wow!!! thank you sooo much, i opened the box, but not the goodies, everything is so beautiful. I am about to cry, all beautifully wrapped. I cannot give you enough hearts., I am still working on yours, as soon as I get it done it will be in the mail.
Comment: Thanks for all your work and time and additions. I've only read about 25 pages so far and will probably drop a note when I've read the entire notebook. It's been so long since I lived with a toddler, you take me into a forgotten world.
Comment: Thank you. The envelope arrived already open so not sure if something is missing. Enclosed was a 1 page letter--which I sealed back up and placed on my mantel to read on Day 5. Update 6-26-17. I have gotten another envelope with goodies in it to add to the original swap I got from you earlier. Thank-you. That was not really necessary.... A heart automatically!
Comment: I really loved the colors you used on this pocket letter, and can use absolutely everything you stuffed in the pockets! An awesome swap & great PL to add to my collection--thank you so much for everything!
Comment: I'm with you, I think cellphones shouldn't be in schools. When I went to high school, cell phones weren't around and it was so much easier. My son's school life is a mind field of intense emotions. I really feel sorry for the youth of today.
Comment: Awe, you are so generous <3 Graicen will be thrilled! I like how you packed them in the lidded Disney box...I think I'll keep them in there & just give it to her like that so she can decorate the top & use the box too. Thank you :D
Comment: Wow Alicia...this was one of the biggest envies I got and what was on the inside lived up to its size! Um, homemade address labels? Yes please! So cool you took the time to do that. And the skull card was very cool too. Thanks so much for everything...you obviously put a lot of work into this swap and it is very much appreciated!!
Comment: Yours was the first to arrive! How on earth did you print 6 address labels? I only know how to do 1 full sheet at a time..... Great assortment of stuff I plan to use in future mixed media projects. Thanks again - 💖💖💖
Comment: Belated thank you for the fun vintage comic/Lichtenstein-esque humorous card and kind greetings! I cannot believe that June is over tomorrow :O I am hoping to sign up for a sewing course at Hobby Lobby, as I have wanted to sew some dresses/jumpers/etc. whose patterns I bought last summer when Hancock's closed. Hope your summer is full of happy mail and fun projects!
Comment: Hi Alicia! Thank you so much for your lovely letter, it's nice to see a peek of other swappers lives! LOVE the ace of spades card! Sorry to rate late, I'm catching up after a few busy months! THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank you for such an amazing swap! Thank you for all the thoughtful extras, especially the beautiful address stickers! I needed some since we moved 🙌🏽 If I could give you a million hearts, I would!! Thank you, THANK YOU!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: got today! and its crazy that it took almost 3 wks to get here from sc!!!love tigger and love the tigger quote u put on it!! thank u for that smile!!! what a super cool pc too!! thanks and we love the owl stickers to! thanks sweetie!!
Comment: HI as usual another great swap received from you, thank you so much for the journal and the extras. i will get your word journal in the mail on Tuesday, I am so behind, Layla needed to see the doctor again yesterday and we were there until 6 pm last night, everything is better now, I will work on the rest of your journal this weekend. I am more than half way through. Have a great weekend
Comment: you really made my day!! it was like Christmas, i love everything, the mini tape gun is so cool!! love the zebra washi,the pens,tbe glitter paper!° you really went over and above, you made all the personalized swap tags and the envies. thank yku so much for the top notch swap!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer and the decoupage card toppers. We had something similar years ago. I would buy the kits at Lee Wards. They went out of business here about 30-35 years ago. We had to cut out all the little pieces our self though. I love these. My gift is in my stocking already.
Comment: Thank you so much! I really adored what you sent. I am so thankful that you sent your when you did, because you saved me a ton of money. My post office was going to charge me the package price for mailing my clips & I had an international partner. blessings!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the books you read. I liked Zoo also, of course I loved Under the Dome but SK is my favorite author so naturally I love his books, LOL! Thank you for joining my swap. I am going to check the blog out when I get a chance.
Comment: Hi Alicia! I love the way you decorated the envelope! I was so excited when I seen the package in the mail...I didn't even want to open it and ruin all your mail art! lol I will be saving this stocking stufffer for Christmas. Thank you, Love!! ❤️
Comment: Ahhhh, I love both the Winslow Homer-esque Pinocchio card and the adorable, colorful spring kitty-themed washi you shared with me -- will have to try that idea in the future and share the wealth =^_^=
Comment: Hello Alicia,
Thank you for your detailed answers to the questions asked on the "Book Questions--Your Opinion" Swap. I really enjoyed reading your answers and I found some books that I'm interested in getting to read. You articulated your thoughts very very well. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: WOW!! Thank so much for your 55 words journal Synesthesia, I had this as a child, until my teen years, it went away as I got older, BUT, sometimes, i still associate people with numbers. I never forgot a face, but I do forget names. I actually had lower test scores in grade school, and suffered anxiety most of my life. I was never good in math LOl I had no idea why i assoctiated ppl with numbers a HUGE brain fog
Comment: Thanks for your letter, I am going to read it by Stephen King hopefully at the end of summer, it is a long book, BUT this summer I want to re read the count of the monte christo ant take my time this time, and update my goodreads as I go. I am on page 5 of your letter, I hope to do another 10 page letter swap this summer
Comment: Thank you for the gift for Gabby. And she loves the mini figures. They spent a half hour riding on her toy bus. And thank you for the extras for me too. I can't wait to try the coffee this weekend. Oh and we don't have Netflix anymore but I'll see if that show is on YouTube for her to watch or available on Amazon prime.
Comment: WOW! These were super fun to open! I love the Easter quotes you wrote on the packages. Everything was so thoughtfully selected for me and I appreciate it so much. A huge thank you and a hug! <3
Comment: So I joined this swap because I wanted to treat my coworkers to some new samples (meaning I stole a few cups to send, shh), but I don't know if I want to share these cups! I wasn't expecting such unique choices! Like the oatmeal?? UM! I didn't even know that was a thing!! And the coconut water? Whaaat!! Also SO want to try the Sugar Babies hot cocoa...omg. And thank you SO much for the extras!! This is one of the coolest swaps I've received on here :)
Comment: Wow, Alicia, thank you so much for the journal! And you kept it up even when you were sick. I appreciated that, and enjoyed hearing all about your family and doings. I was always sick when raising my little one. But that changes soon enough. What a pleasant surprise the extras were! Can't wait to use these things. Have a great day!
Comment: What a beautiful journal you must do a lot of them! It is just so pretty can't wait to show to friends also can't wait to use bath salts! How nice to put that in WellI can't thank you enough I would give you many more hearts if I could. Hope we swap again!
Response: I am so glad that you liked the junk journal. It is only my second time making one and I love doing it!! Maybe we'll exchange them again in the future. :) Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: I love it! Thank you so much for the darling booklet and all the beautiful extras! I have the same problem with my die cutter. If I want to use it I have to look for it. I'm never sure which pile it's under. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.
Comment: Thanks for you comments about my youtube! It's been tough to get going, lighting in this apt is not my friend >.< but its all good. I am used to streaming video games so just doing the camera thing wasn't too bad of a leap. Thanks for the PC!
Comment: That's a beautiful cover, and looks like an interesting read. I appreciate the details about the book. I always like to know about explicit content beforehand. Thank you! I think I will look it up :)
Comment: If there were more hearts to give, you would get them. A wonderful, very attractive recipe journal! So many recipes I'd like to try--like the slow cooker section, I use mine a lot. Also the breakfast casserole and the strawberry shortcake appetizer and banana split pudding cookies. Thanks so much (and for the included treats)
Comment: I loved, loved LOVED reading your letter!!! I'm impressed that you hand wrote the whole thing, holy guacamole!! Thank you so much for sharing yourself, and sending the tape samples - they are so cute, and I've wondered what that referred to in other swaps. Now I get to add cute tape to my envelopes! I loved the shamrock tape you used. Thank you so much again. Take care, Dina
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful patterned coloring card and for the series recommendation, Alicia! I just finished binge-watching season one of AmazonPrime's Z: The Beginning of Everything, based on Therese Fowler's Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and was considering what to watch next :) Hope you are having a good start to February! (Where did January go?!)
Comment: Happy New year, thanks for the letter and the tuck ins. We did the same new years eve and day we stood home playing connect 4, and games with Layla my 3 yr old, we had fun, I will be writing you back soon!
Comment: Thanks for the chunky envelope with your QA for 2016. I can believe it took you 4 hours! That is a lot of writing. I printed out the questions and then just wrote my answers. Yours was much nicer! Here's to reaching our goals in 2017!
Comment: Thank you for the colorful, starry quilt card and your Tagalog message, Alicia :) I am more proficient at reading it than writing/speaking it, though, heheh. To answer your questions: I am okay and keeping to my goals for the year (reading 1-2+ books week, resetting my taste buds and incorporating more vegetables into my diet, exercising outside of teaching Zumba, and lessening clutter, both in terms of possessions and toxic people in my life). I also hope your week is off to a good start!
Comment: Thank you for the "Greetings from" card! I used to go through Myerstown on my way to Manheim for my last job. The Lancaster and Lebanon areas are beautiful - we are considering a move there in the next few years to escape some of the rising costs in the Allentown area.
Comment: What a incredible letter....on vellum!! It was rolled as a scroll and tied .. What a smile it brought when I opened the box. Thank you for this wonderful letter you wrote and the beautiful extras you included. I will feature a photo of the rolled letter on my blog this week <3 I'll write you back soon. Hugs ♥
Response: Thank you so much. I am thankful that you will put it on your blog because I totally forgot to take a picture of it before mailing lol. I was hoping the vellum wouldn't drive you crazy!!! Phew, I am glad you liked it ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I have been swapping for almost a year now, and I have never received such an amazing swap!! The book was very nice - I especially enjoyed the end where you explained all the pages! My favorite part was the crochet patterns and dishcloth. I once crocheted a dishcloth for a swap, and it took me a while even though it was very small. The coloring pages are beautiful! I thought it was very nice of your husband to help you color - he deserves a heart too! The page with recycled Christmas cards was very cute. I love reusing Christmas cards too!
Thank you so much! I felt like it was Christmas all over again in your book. Everything is too amazing.
Response: I am happy you liked it. That was my first time doing an journal like that. Normally I just write everyday for a month but I was so inspired by other great swappers. Thank you for the lovely rating.
Comment: I know this is terribly late, but I was backed up on getting ratings done and honestly though I rated :/ Sorry. I do however love what you have made and have since bought my own scrubby yarn lol. Thank you!!!!!!
Response: Thank you for the ❤️. No worries on the delayed rating, this is a busy time of year😀
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I've been so busy! I am so excited about these cards. I was not expecting them to be individually gift wrapped! I have been opening one every few days so right now I'm up to day 3. I am excited to try the wassail recipe as I'm having a bonfire yule party next week! Thank you so much for the time and energy you put into my lovely week of cards! I appreciate it so much. Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: Thanks for passing the PC along as well as the little extra envy inside. So nice of you. I was beginning to wonder if it was going to make it. Holiday backup I guess.
Have a Wonderful Holiday Season. I'll think of you while I'm at the beach. :-}
Comment: What an awesome swap!!! I really loved all the die cuts you sent me & can't wait to use them :) Thank you, Alicia, for everything!! Wish I could give you way more hearts! (and the peppermint cocoa was FABULOUS) Have a wonderful holiday season!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap! I really enjoyed your card, your letter and especially the address labels! I will certainly use them in all the upcoming swaps I have. Thank you again for the time and effort you put into this! I really appreciate it!
Comment: Pretty vellum envelope and card. And extra pretty rose card enclosed. I've seen samples of those "fancy" cards at my local scrapbook store and always thought they looked difficult to do! You did great job-thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays
Comment: Thanks very much for the email. I already had it on my list of books to read. I found out about it during the filming of the movie because it was in a Northern town in England where my friend worked. I look forward to reading it
Comment: Thank you for the nice note. I liked all of your holiday traditions. No, we don't do Santa anymore since I have (2) 21yr. olds & a 25yr old. They technically tell me what to buy them, but they give me a few things to pick from so they can still be a little surprised. I loved the stickers & the beautiful address labels you made too. Thanks so much & Merry Christmas!
Comment: This lovely package was at my door today. Can't wait to open the goodies. LOVE, the idea of this swap. so excited. Just wanted to say I have so looked forward to opening each day. I think my favorite had been the butterfly stickers, and the assorted cards. Thank you so much!! You made this month a little happier.
Comment: got the resend! thanks! I tried to watch scary movies on halloween but ended up just watching the classic- Hocus Pocus & Thirteen Ghosts, I watched that movie so much when I was younger, it's a bit nostalgic haha
Comment: Wahaaaaa, thanks a lot for the great telegram. It sure is funny! Especially when you know how unsporting and uncooperative Aagje is :-D This amount of winning money we can use! Any idea when it will be paid? ;-) Also thanks for the extra's <3 Ellen
Comment: Wow! - I racked up! Lookit all the fab recipes you sent! Well, firstly - I Love the "scary" Halloweeny envie you made - It's really cute. Love the pretty papers you wrote on, too. All is fab! ~ Thanks for a great swap. Happy day to you.
Comment: All around great handmade envie of answers and goodies! Love the stickers and postcard :-) I really enjoyed reading your thoughtful responses - I feel like I know a little about you now, that's nice. Happy Halloween :-)
Comment: Hi - Thank you very much for the great variety of friendship sheets. I love the envelope - it took me a second look to realize it was sushi. Thank you for the monsters too and for that unique card - I love it.
Comment: Thank you Alicia! I love the post-a-note ! I can't find any! I have some from many years ago and use them but yours is kinda cool! Not old fashioned! I enjoyed your note very much. I hope Baxter hasn't been eaten by the other pets! Have a great day and thank you for making my day!
Response: I am happy to report that Baxter is safe and sound but threatening to go on strike if my husband doesn't clean his fishbowl soon lol
Comment: Now and later--great idea! You hit the nail on the head! Currently, turquoise is my accessory color of choice. Thanks so much, the card is beautiful and the package of sequins is cool, and the stocking stuffer will be put away in a minute. Thank you and happy holiday season!
Comment: Thank you for the nighttime view of the Arc de Triomphe (I like the cars zipping past :), lovely tulip postage (I hadn't yet seen the nifty "A card or a letter shows you care -- write today!" cancellation mark/stamp, and I love that, too :), and message, Alicia! I also had been curious what an x-slip is, so after some research finally learned about it, and it seems they are like a chain letter but legal, since it's small, low-value goods that are sent instead of money (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/16089). Happy Wednesday! <3
Comment: Thank you for the adorable little book, you are a very creative person. I love how you used the binder clips to make a closure for the book, very clever indeed. Your handwriting is just fine, you should see my husbands, sometimes I have to translate what he has written for him. Thank you for the swap labels also, they will come in very handy. I am enjoying the lists you chose, and you did a fantastic job. Thanks again.
Comment: I think it is fun that you got this book in a swap. What really interests me is the workings of the mind of the author. It is fascinating to read and wonder about this whole other way of thinking. Books are so wonderful! Thank you for sharing and I have put in on order at our library.
Comment: Hi Alicia! I love the stone bridge card! Ohio became my home last summer after 55 years in WV. Maybe that can be your next state. I love where we live now, but WV will always own a huge part of my heart.
Comment: Well, so glad you liked my profile!! lol -- Super thanks for this recipe - Sounds super yummy - and - easy to make, too. Also - Super duper thanks for the cool extras! Thanks for a fab swap - Happy day to you.
Comment: When I saw this package I was SO EXCITED! And it felt like my birthday when I opened it and saw all those presents! OMG - I LOVE it all. I love opening presents so it was the perfect way to package it. And everything you got me was absolutely amazing. Thank you! I would give you 100 hearts if I could. Can't wait to use it all.
Comment: Dear Ali, thank you so much for your letter. We were surprised to receive so early from your country, wow! It usually takes more than a month. We're sorry if we may not reply you soon but for now we're trying to keep in Europe swaps due to the shipping costs :'( We hope you will understand. We also hope to could write you someday soon and wish you and your family all the best! x Andrea & Serena
Response: That is quite okay :) I totally understand. The postal costs are crazy these days. I hope you both take care and stay safe. Happy future swapping!!
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I know you're new to this swap so I suggest re-reading the swap description more closely. I know it's often REALLY long (LOL) but it's important. You only need to send one postcard in an envelope and you don't need to include postage on said postcard. I suppose you can include the postage but once the postcard is filled up with the names and cities of those that have received it, the last person will stamp your actual postcard and send it back to you.
Oh! And you should be able to find local postcards at stores like Walmart, Hallmark or possibly your local drugstores.
Hope that helps and thanks again!
Response: Hi Irene, thank you for the advice. I did go back and re-read the directions to the swap. Just now. Swap said I could send up to three cards and it didn't say anything about them having to be local. Just a postcard that I thought would like to be seen lol. The stamp thing was me being nice and trying to help the "home" sender. I buy stamps by the bunch so have tons around lol. Oh by the way, my partner sent me 2 that is why I sent out more then one . 😀Thanks again
Comment: This package was amazing and you are so sweet! There was tons of great stuff in there that I can definitely use! I love my subscription addition and always check it out when I'm thinking about signing up for a new box.
Comment: Hi Alicia, I can't wait to open your stuffer! I enjoyed reading your letter about your family traditions and I look forward to decorating SOMETHING with the white flower set you gave me. Merry September.
Comment: Alicia, Love your letter - so clever and fun to read. Thank you so much for all the muggle looking items with special powers - they will be used wisely!!!! Let's get together as soon as you can get time as well as flu powder - take care, darla
Comment: Hi Alicia! Thank you so much for your letter - I enjoyed reading it and you made me LOL quite a few times (especially your way of responding to rude people on Youtube), and about your Lego phase (I love them too - must be the Becker in us haha). You have a warm way of writing. Oh! and thank you for the stickers as well! :-)
Comment: Your dishcloths came this morning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the orange cloth, especially the tunisian stitches! I have not attempted that myself so you have inspired me! Also, I'm really happy that you liked the way that the scrubbie turned out because I LOVE that too! My husband was impressed and that's hard to do!! I thank you so much for the beautiful dishcloths! --Chari
Response: Thank you!! I had fun making them. I' am honored they impressed your hubby.. Totally wow!
Comment: Oh my gosh Alicia, what an amazing package! I love, love, love Arnold Palmers - and we can't get them here in the UK, so the tea liquids are AMAZING. And I'm so excited about the cocoa and other items. This was so kind, thank you. (Also, I love the Believe card! Really needed right now).
Response: I will have to send you a couple boxes when I have a moment. I love Arnold Palmers too! Glad you liked everything. I didn't know what kind of snacks you can get there so worried some were going to be hit and miss. I didn't want to ask you since I wanted to keep it a surprise ..hehe
Comment: Looking forward to reading the book you sent I have heard good things about Lisa Gardner's books but have not read anything by her. Thank you also for the neat bookmark. Have never seen one like it Great swap Thank you
Comment: Just a heads up, somehow the mail got wet in the mailbox. The side with your address was not affected at all, but the ink in the area where we put our swap names ran down the paper a bit. I can fix it though. Hope you are feeling better!
Comment: I think the scavenger book is a great idea and fun Did you just pick any page to start? I am going to be looking and will send it in the next swap after I have completed it also thank you for the book looks like it will be a good one!
Response: When I did it I flipped to the back of the book where the whole list of items to be looked for is located. I read through the list and "looked" around my house for something on it. When I found something I did do the part of flipping the page upside down and chosing a random page to find out what I was supposed to do with my found object. It's kind of fun!
Comment: I wish I could give you a hundred hearts. This is one of the best pocket letters I have ever received. It's pure eye candy. Thank you for reading my profile. I love Gorjuss girl! I love the chunky charm. The shaker pocket is fabulous. The banner with my name is so pretty. Thank you! ❤
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard and surprise! I've heard of people making little packages like this but this is the first time I received it. I really enjoy coloring, so I will have fun decorating the bonus card! <3