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milamilamura

milamilamura
Date Joined: February 19, 2012
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: August 31, 1987
Country: Chile
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March 18, 2018: Okay so a few updates:

  • My mail has been extremely slow during the past 6 months because our airport is going under renovation and they moved Customs' warehouse to a different location (where they're supposed to stay permanently) this means they have a huge mess and massive delay. I have been getting packages and letters after 3-4 months and sometimes a bit more. I guess it's going to take a while before things get back to normal but as usual, I haven't had any lost mail, so that's good news, I'll just have to be a bit more patient and I ask you the same if I'm your partner in a swap. If I haven't rated you, it's because I haven't received your swap....not yet, but I know I will, and I'll make sure to rate right away, I always do :)

  • I just checked and archived all swaps that were rated on both ends and realized I've finally caught up on mail that was sent during October and lately I've been receiving mail that was sent during November. I'm pretty sure by next month I'll be able to archive all swaps from last year as I have received most of my Christmas mail and swaps that were sent during December. As for any mail that was sent out during 2018, that's been showing up more regularly and I've been able to receive swaps after 3-6 weeks (sometimes 8), which is usually normal for me.

  • Also, I moved to a new apartment on Jan 27 and I've been receiving some mail at my old address, it's pretty close to where I am now and the doorman lets me know when there's mail for me, so it sometimes takes me a few days to get my mail and rate my swaps (those that were sent to my old address of course). Currently, there's 5 swaps that should soon arrive to my old address, the rest should start arriving at my new place, yay!

Hey there! I'm Camila, from beautiful Santiago, Chile. I'm a freelance translator and simultaneous interpreter, I only work as a simultaneous interpreter, because it's my passion and I'm happy to work doing something I love. I don't enjoy translating as much as I enjoy the excitement of a new interpreting job, so I rarely do it. I'm also a blogger and a shopaholic, I blog about shopping, beauty, parties, DIY and pretty much anything I'm interested in. Oh and I have been studying French since like forever, oh là là!

I'm a crazy cat lady, I have three beautiful cats: Chofi (the mom, a caliby), and her children Kate & William (black / orange and white). They are the best thing ever.

I'm very curious about pretty much everything. I love fun facts and love learning, this is one of the reasons I love my job so much, because I get to meet some great people from different countries and cultures, and it's the same reason I love Swap-bot, I've met some wonderful people here and look forward to meet some more lovely swappers. If I'm your swap partner, just know I'd love for you to tell me about you and the place you live. I'm always happy to meet new people, making new friends and have private swaps.

I'm super organized and I always send my swaps on time. If there's ever a problem with the deadline, I'll let you know and I'd appreciate if you did the same.

I also rate as soon as I receive my swaps and contact swap partners before rating them down. I understand mail can be slow sometimes and things might get lost in the mail.

Important note: Mail to and from Chile can take several weeks. I sometimes receive my mail after 2-3 weeks, but 8 weeks is also normal, so I always wait at least two months before considering anything as lost. And even though the Chilean postal system is not the fastest or the most reliable, my incoming mail is very reliable (lucky me!). I use registered mail for my outgoing mail, so if you're waiting for one of my swaps, just contact me and I can share the tracking number with you. I have an app on my phone called TrackChecker and I get daily updates with the status of my outgoing mail, that way I make sure everything arrives safely, but if for some reason it doesn't, I'm always happy to resend :)

One of my favorite things about swapping, is that I get to be more creative, I always have the best time putting swaps together, creating something fun that my partners will hopefully like, shopping for something nice and upcycling envelopes from shopping bags, magazines and anything I can think of. I'm always happy to receive upcycled envelopes or knowing one of my partners reused one of my envies.

I have more hobbies than I can think of and I believe a lifetime won't be enough for me to do all the things I want to do, the places I want to visit, the tv shows I want to watch and the things I want to learn. But I do my best and I always keep myself busy.

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Likes & Dislikes

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First thing you should know about me: I'm very easy to please. If you were kind enough to make or pick something nice for me, I'm sure I'll love it.

  • Huge fan of beauty products, makeup and glitter I LOVE glitter SO much! I only use certified cruelty free products, I don't support brands that perform animal testing and it's very simple to find cruelty free options, here's PETA's list of brands that don't do animal testing and here's the list of brands that do test on animals. Some of my favorite (affordable) brands are Wet n' Wild, NYX, Essence, Catrice, Physicians Formula, E.L.F., Burt's Bees, EcoTools, Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, DM, Balea. I also love Too Faced, Urban Decay, Jeffrey Star, Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Milani, Tarte. Favorite products: Eyeshadows, eyeliners, highlighters, primers, colored mascara, brushes, blush. I love every single color, gold, silver, black, pink, purple, etc. (I have fair skin, blond hair and green eyes btw). Dislikes: Animal tested products, foundations, primers, anything that needs to be matched with the skin tone (because it's best if I pick them myself).

  • Tea: I love tea, especially black, flavored and unflavored. My favorite is chai and chai latte. And I am currently obsessed with green tea, flavored and unflavored. I also love fruity and sweet teas. I have too much herbal tea for the moment but if you'd still like to send some, I wouldn't mind. All other tea colors and a varieties are always welcome! Dislikes: Earl Grey, hibiscus and rosehip (any tea that will turn red).

  • Coffee: I don't like coffee but my parents love it, so if you have any coffee sachets you'd like to share, I'll be more than happy to receive them.

  • Chocolate: Milk, dark, marzipan, mint, caramel, nuts, I like it all! Dislikes: Raisins and dry fruits in general.

  • Candy: I'd love to try some candy from your country. I'm happy with everything! Except for things with gelatin like gummy bears and marshmallows, unless they are a vegetarian/vegan version.

  • DIY: I love DIY projects and love handmade things, so feel free to send me anything made by you. I also love craft supplies, I'm into many things: Mail art, smash journaling, watercolor, scrapbooking, I love working with paints and paper!

  • Postcards: I love all postcards! Touristy, commercial, non touristy, animals, funny, weird, offensive, love them all!! And specially love when they're written! If you ever join a swap where the requirements say the postcard should be unwritten, please feel free to write on it (if you want to of course). I like them so much better that way and of course I won't rate you down for doing so :D

  • Party Planning: I LOVE party planning. I'm always thinking about the next upcoming event and love the fact that my family jumps on board right away. I'm great with decorating, my mom is an awesome cook and my sister loves to help her. And my brother and dad love to eat so.....we make an pretty good team. I'm always happy to receive cute paper napkins, paper straws, place cards, balloons, party invites, gift bags (for party favors), party decor, you get the idea. All items and themes are welcomed, Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, Classic, Vintage, Tea Party, Picnic....anything really!

  • Favorite themes: Cats, animals, galaxy, unicorns, geometric shapes, glitter, girly, Alice in Wonderland, tea party, little red riding hood, fairy tales, shabby chic, vintage, Christmas, Halloween, pretty much every holiday.

  • Favorite colors: Pink!! Gold, turquoise, white, green, blue....pretty much every color and anything that glitters.

  • I'm a vegetarian, so please no meat, no animal cruelty. No feathers, leather, etc.

  • I'm not a religious person, but I love learning about different religions and cultures. I don't mind receiving religious items, as long as they're sent respectfully. I really like Buddhism, not so much as a religion but as a philosophy and I'm always happy to receive Buddhist items.

  • I recently bought a recipe book and I intend to fill it up with colorful recipe cards and paper goodies (like a junk journal), so I'd be happy to get some recipe cards from you, blank or written (veggie only please) and please add your Swap-bot username or IG username on your card, I'd love to remember my recipe book contributors. Any food themed stickers, scraps, cut outs, paper goodies, stamps, etc....anything you think I could use, please send it my way, thank you!

  • I don't mind receiving opened/used items, as long as they're not rubbish of course. So any cling on stamps, stamp pads, opened/incomplete packs with paper goodies/stickers.....reused/recycled/upcycled envelopes, yes please! I love getting eco friendly goodies in the mail.

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Whishlist

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Makeup and beauty products. Things for my smash journal or planner. Stationery, lettersets, rubber stamps, inks, washi tape, papers, post its, office supplies, words and phrases in your language (I love slang), souvenirs and unique items from your country, beauty or decor magazines, vegetarian recipes, healthy cat wet food/snacks, cat toys...etc.

As a vegetarian, I don't eat regular gummy bears or anything with gelatin, but I absolutely LOVE vegetarian gummies. I can't find many in Chile and the only ones I've tried are Katjes, they are awesome, and I'd love to try other brands as well. If you have them in your country and would like to send me some, I'll be really happy. Dandies (vegan marshmallows) are always welcomed as well.

Spices: I'm not so much into cooking, but I am into eating hehe. My mom loves it and gets super excited when I join spice swaps and we get all kinds of spices from different countries. If you'd like to send her some spices instead of something for me, that would make us both really happy. She loves to cook with new spices and I love to try new dishes, you see? Win win for everybody.

I'm a huge fan of Cosmo magazine. I have an iPad subscription to Cosmo Chile, U.S. and France (to practice my basic/intermediate French skills). If you want to send me a copy of your local Cosmo magazine, I'd be delighted! Even if I don't understand a word, it would be awesome. Oh and Flow magazine is another favorite. Well, any beauty, decor or travel magazine will make me happy.

Letter stickers, they're never enough! Bush pens, markers, anything I can use for calligraphy and lettering.

Postage stamps, my mom has a huge collection and I've started to contribute with some stamps as well. I also like to save the really cute ones for my smash journal.

These are only some ideas and may help you get more inspired, hopefully. But honestly, feel free to send anything you think I could like. Or check my Pinterest and/or my Instagram if it helps.

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Collections

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I collect anything Alice in Wonderland related, paper goodies, postcards, even books with different illustrations. I love to collect things related to Tea Parties, or anything that can be useful for any party, I like to entertain. I also love The Wizard of Oz and anything with cats, whenever I see something with a cat, I just have to get it!

If you ever send postcards related to any of my collections, again, feel free to write on them!!

And I also collect magnets from different countries, touristic and unique/cute ones as well. I have tons of them now and most thanks to all the wonderful swappers who've contributed to my collection. So I'd be super excited if you'd like to send me one from the place you live. That would mean the world to me.

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Books, Movies & Music

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I remember being a kid and hating books, I never liked the ones they gave me at school, until I was about 12 years old and discovered Harry Potter in my living room. I loved it! I'm still not a huge fan of books, but I do like to read anything Harry Potter related or cats related. I prefer magazines though.

I'm always reading beauty, decor and travel magazines. I also love reading articles and fun facts.

I love comedy, action, fantasy and Christmas movies. I HATE horror movies.

My favorite movies are Alice in Wonderland (every version of it), The Wizard of Oz, Wedding Crashers, Love Actually, Just Friends, Ernest & Celestine, Julie & Julia, Superbad, Ironman, The Avengers, among SO many others!

Favorite tv shows: Downton Abbey, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Friends, True Blood, Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, How to Get Away with Murder.

I love pop, rap and electronic music. My favorite artists are Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Clean Bandit, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, David Gueta, Flo Rida etc....I love music and with the right beat I can party all night long.

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Ratings

ultrameganerd rated for Happy Mail de Otoño on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Mila! Ahora si... Muchas gracias por tu swap. Me encantó el sobre, muy otoñal. Si hay algo que amo del otoño son las hojas secas y poder pisarlas. Pero en Puerto Montt es bien difícil jajaja. Gracias por tu swap! Besitos.
Response: Ay Carito, qué rico que te gustó el swap, me entretuve mucho preparándolo. Qué fome que no hayas podido salir a pisar hojas secas, ojalá puedas pronto. Yo por aquí he pisoteado muchas por ti y por mi hehe :) Gracias por la nota y el corazón!
ale80 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #23 on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Muchas gracias Mila por tu hermoso swap, amé la temática de emoticones, muy alegre todo!!!! Los washi tapes están bellos y el sobre decorado me encantó.... Saludos y lindo día!!!!
Response: Qué rico que te haya gustado Ale, me entretuve un montón con todo el swap. Gracias por la nota y el corazón.
ale80 rated for Elige 3 #4 on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Muchísimas gracias por el hermoso swap!!!
Response: Qué rico que te gustó, gracias por la nota y el corazón.
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Comment: Thank you for the great for the great goodies and mail art!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked them, thanks for the rating and the heart!
Nurse101 rated for TIAZ: Smash It! on Mar 29, 2018
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Comment: I love all of my goodies....thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Maquiki rated for Pascua del Conejito #4 on Mar 29, 2018
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Comment: Hola Mila! Te agradezco con todo mi corazón este delicioso Swap! Me han encantado los huevitos que me enviaste, estaban deliciosos y llegaron perfectos! Voy a ir al tottus por mas ya que me he comido muchos xD. Los stickers sin súper tiernos y me han encantado los envases de huevito que me van a servir para próximos proyectos. Muchas gracias por todo, me encanto la carta tb jajaja. Un abrazo y feliz pascua! 🧡
Response: ¡Hola Maca! Qué rico que te haya gustado el swap, fue súper entrete ir armándolo y qué rico que te hayan gustado los huevitos y hayan llegado en buen estado, qué alivio! Espero que hayas tenido una feliz Pascua, gracias por la nota y el corazón!
MelbourneGirl rated for Happy Mail, Yay! - Easter #2 on Mar 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful-ness <3 So much joy! Have a very lovely Autumn x p.s. we wish we could give you more than one heart <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: So happy you both liked the swap, thanks for the rating and the heart! Have a fun fall you too!
galadkria rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #22 on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: Once again an amazing swap Thank you so much
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Umdragon rated for Noche de Pelis #2 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Hola Mila!!!! no se por dónde empezar a ratear este swap, es que me encantó!!!! Finalmente no hice noche de pelis pero sí de series jajaja obsesionada con La Casa de Papel (porfa vela!!!). Me encantaron las tarjetas y las leí con mi mamá que alucinó con lo lindas que quedaron, de hecho dijo que debería enmarcarlas de lo linda que eran!!! También quedé loquísima con esas galletas tipo de café que quedaban exquisitas al acompañarlas con el te. Gocé demasiado todo!!! mil gracias :)
Response: Ayyy, pero qué rico que te haya gustado todo, yo me entretuve ene armando ese swap, se ha transformado en uno de mis favoritos de todos los años ya. Sabes que ENE gente me ha recomendado La Casa de Papel, tanto así....que ya como que no me tinca hahaha. Oye esas galletitas son muy ricas, cuando vaya de nuevo al Barrio Coreano me voy a comprar más hehe, qué rico que hayas disfrutado el swap! Gracias por la nota y el corazón :)
JoanH rated for Tea Lovers #4 on Mar 3, 2018
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Comment: Gracias Mila! Estaban muy ricos los tés y la tarjeta hermosa :)
Response: ¡Qué rico que te haya gustado todo! Gracias por la nota y el corazón.
Maquiki rated for Planner Lovers #3 on Feb 28, 2018
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Comment: He quedado maravillada con tanta cosa linda que había en este swap, los lápices están perfectos, ya que son de esos bien finitos que sirven para bullet journal. Los "Little Twin Stars" eran de mis favoritos de la vida cuando chica y coleccionada esquelas! que nostalgia cuando los vi. Gracias por el washitape y el dispensador de papel, están demasiado bacanes! y los clips los necesitaba jajajajaja, estaba en mi shopping list, así que llegaron justito. Muchas gracias!!!
Response: Ay Maca qué rico que te haya gustado este swap, fue súper entrete buscar cosillas para ti y qué bueno saber que todo te sirva y te haya gustado. No estaba segura con los Little Twin Stars pero qué rico saber que también los amabas, a mi también me dan mucha nostalgia. Estoy segura que tu bullet journal quedará hermoso con estas cosillas, te deseo un año súper lindo y organizado. ¡Gracias por la nota y el corazón!
Umdragon rated for Mini Pocket Letter on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: Mila como siempre me encantó tu mini pocket letter! Mi parte favorita fue parte con glitter que queda como shaker card!!! muy girly, precioso. El sobre y las estampillas también estaban lindísimos <3 San Valentín igual es complicado porque hay pocos materiales en Chile para armar cositas pero sin duda le achuntaste! Te mando un gran abrazo y ojalá te guste mi propuesta :)
Response: Qué rico que te haya gustado el swap Utu, me entretuve un montón armándolo y también mi parte favorita fue la shaker card hehe. Y sí, cuesta ene encontrar cosillas de San Valentín aquí, pero cuando se trata de papelería una nunca tiene tan poca cosa tampoco hahaha. ¡Gracias por la nota y el corazón!
libertylithium rated for Tea & Veggie Recipes on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Yay! :) what fun mail to open! I am so excited to try your recipes and the teas- thank you! Thank you also for your lovely letter- it was nice hearing from you! :) I’m glad to hear we have some things in common! ^.^
Response: Hey girl! I was happy to know you enjoyed the swap, I had a lot of fun putting it together :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Very lovely envelope.I think the deer on the postcard is precious, goodies very useful and the tea sounds delicious! Happy Valentine's Day <3
Response: So glad you liked this swap! It's been one of my favorites this year! Hope you liked the tea, it's one of my favorites :) Thanks for the rating and the heart, hope you had a fun Valentine's Day!
manachai rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #20 on Feb 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! I loved the stickers you added to it, and the washi is lovely. Also, I've been meaning to try that tea so thanks for the teabag as well!
Response: Hello girl! So glad you liked this swap and the tea as well (it's one of my favorites). Thanks for the rating and the heart!
knitterofhats rated for FS: Tea and a cheery note on Feb 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely note, stickers, post card and teas! LOVE!
Response: Oh, yay! I'm glad you liked my swap, I had a lot of fun putting it together :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
pne rated for FS: Christmas Card, International on Feb 2, 2018
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Comment: Hello Camila, thank you very much for the Christmas card and the extras, and for telling me about the postcard and how it was made! Philip
Response: Hey Philip! So glad to know you liked the swap, I had a lot of fun putting it together. Hope you had a fun Christmas, thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Está hermoso! Esperando hoy para empezar a probar los tecitos. Gracias! Update: Los tecitos se veían HERMOSOS colgados. Y AME los palitos para probar bizcochos. Gracias!
Response: Ayyy, me hace muy feliz saber que te gustó todo. Yo también me compré de esos cake testers porque estaban demasiado lindos y llevaba demasiado tiempo esperando encontrarlos hehe. ¡Gracias por la nota y el corazón!
ultrameganerd rated for Happy Mail de Verano on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: MILA! si no me lo dices no me doy cuenta jajajja, en mi próximo swap te enviare más sobres :) Muchas gracias por tu swap! Espero ser contagiada con ese verano santiaguino, pero solo el sol, el calor no xd jajajaj. Besitos!
Response: Gracias por la nota y el corazón Carito, espero que hayas tenido un lindo verano y qué rico que te haya gustado el swap :)
Monastelar rated for Rainbow Love #2 on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: todo demasiado lindo (y rico), ese aceite para las uñas, es perfecto, huele rico y además me deja las uñas preciosas, los tecitos, exquisitos, la lavanda, las cre,as y la vainilla es perfecta!! GRACAIS CAMI!
Response: Gracias por la nota y el corazón, qué bueno que te gustó.

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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Marryth on Feb 28, 2018:

Thanks for the decos, Camila! I will be sure to pass them along. :)

Fenix825 on Jan 31, 2018:

Just thought I'd pop over to say hi. So sorry you are having such an issue with the mail in your area (I am still really glad my FOPS swap got to you super quickly!). I hope your airport gets things settled up quickly!

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

mgallardo68 on Dec 19, 2017:

Camilia, es precioso mi regalo!!! Adoré ese paquete de efémera que me enviaste para Help! I can't find ___! TAG (International)... Realmente hermoso! Mil gracias por un regalito tan precioso!!! ♥♥

Whippet on Dec 3, 2017:

Thank you Camila for the beautiful artist postcard showing Iquique. Yes, this view resembles beach in FL, & we do have South American style stucco houses. But no Llamas, nor Alpacas. Instead Ibis, Cranes, Egrets, Pelicans, sea gulls. Thanks again, Kathy

susieq11 on Nov 29, 2017:

I got lovely mail from you today!! Thank you so much! Both postcards go straight to my collection. OMG I love them! And the rubber stamp is adorable - I can't wait to use it on my Christmas cards! Everything is amazing - your note and the envelope and stamps! You really made my day with this surprise!!!!! Thank you! xoxo

susieq11 on Nov 27, 2017:

You still have only received one of the eclipse stamp items I sent!? : / Hopefully the second will show up. Have a wonderful week! : )

Solstice3 on Nov 21, 2017:

Thank you very much for the wonderful surprise in the mail! I love the postcards and am looking forward to trying the tea. Hugs, Kate x

HippieChick on Nov 9, 2017:

I would be happy to swap teas and other little Canadian goodies with you if you would ever like. :)

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