Comment: Such a cute puppy, we have a boxer/pit big dog lol. For holidays we go see parades, that's what we are doing this weekend, parades and tree lighting around town. Thank you for the card. Merry christmas
Comment: Hooray I got your pc today. Thank you. Yup I can relate to many of these annoying things as well. We have many drivers here who have no idea of what a signal light is. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. Great list. Thanks.
Comment: The envie already said Wow! So easy, but loved it :-) I will try the teas for sure. And my favourite place to drink tea? The kitchen table, together with a postcard, a letter and my pencils and pens :-)
Comment: Hello Jillienne! Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and notes. My favorite dessert ALSO happens to be cheesecake; in fact, last night I went to a restaurant and had cheesecake with the outsides caramelized, and it was FABULOUS! I am doing well indeed -- I hope you are doing good as well. Thanks again! xo
Comment: Hello there, I just receive your package just in time for my actual birthday which is tomorrow! I am thankful... thank you for the thoughtful gifts (: I hope you have had an awesome birthday too! Enjoy July (:
Comment: I adore them all! The map and the canola field are most awesome! Thank you! My dream vacation would have to include Washington and Maine, the 2 US states I've never been to. (unless you count honeymoons... but we never left the hotel lol) on the way, I'd love to visit St Louis as an adult, new York City, and the grand canyon. I'd do it by rv and I would take months to make the trip! ðŸ˜ƒ slow and easy with lots of add pit stops.
Comment: Love the card! And I am sorry it took me so long to rate you. Our son and his family have just left, moving out of Arizona, and you card came just about the time he left for his new job. His family couldn't go until school was out, so we pitched in to help with the 3 kids and to start the packing process, which just finished up this weekend. In the course of all this, your card got buried in a stack of mail I thought had been gone through, but I was wrong! So, my apologies. I hope we get to swap again so you can see I am usually pretty prompt! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for your patience as I catch up on all my ratings. :o) Thank you also for your sweet gifts! Very cool Space Needle mug, and I am really looking forward to using the â€œGardenerâ€™s Barâ€ and lip balm!!! I appreciate your thoughtfulness very much. Thanks again! :o)
Comment: Thank you for your nice card! My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate or apple pie. I think a famous Dutch thing would be a tompoes ;) also veryyyy yummmm, here's a link for you :)
Response: Ooh, thank you for the link! I will try this out; looks yummy. :D
Comment: Thank you for the delicious teas! You asked me about my favourite dessert - nothing better than a lukewarm cheesecake :) May the snowy days in Minnesota go away fast & wake up the beautiful spring flowers!
Comment: Never tried this tea before, looking forward to it. Also the lip balm, perfect. (Minnesota Mint). Thanks for the smiles. Have a wonderful day.
Update 3-16-15, I LOVE the tea. Its now one of my favorites, thanks.
Comment: Got my wonderful package of goodies - really liked trying the organic chocolate honey mints they were interesting and different! I have had this brand of candy bar before and <3 this type! I will be trying the peppermint chocolate tea which looks very delicious later today after I get my packages sent out a I sit and watch the snow fall - will be perfect for that! Thank you!!!
Comment: thank you for the beautiful Christmas postcard! usually when Christmas, our family going out to eat somewhere because we don't have any skill to cooking delicious food :D :D but, maybe i'll try to make pie like you do! wish me luck xD wishing you a Happy Christmas and Amazing New Year! P.S: i love your drawing! :D
Response: I highly recommend making pie! Even if it's a bit off, it will still taste delicious. ;) It's the effort that gives it that great taste. Merry Christmas again!
Comment: Hi Jillienne, the pies sound delish! I love blueberry. We have 6 children and 14 grand-children so I'm in charge of all of the cooking! I've already decorated the house!! I love this time of year! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas! Jane
Comment: Love your answer! Thanks so much for sending a recipe PC too! My other partner said she would set up a foundation to pay for headstones for those who don't have them. I would pay for inner city cooking and reading programs, hire Richard Blaise to teach me how to cook molecularly, pay off our, our parents, and my best friends bills, and give each a Gand sum of money each year. I would also have used most of it to fund better nanny training and orphan care world wide, and we would have a home in China, and adopt more children, and bring orphan care awareness to the forefront. (I just couldn't choose one, so I picked them all, lol!)
Response: I love your response, too! That sounds fantastic. I'm so glad you enjoyed the PC. Bye Bye! ~Jillyfish
Comment: Your package arrived! I'm going to wait to open it (well, I'm going to TRY to wait, anyway...). Very cool that you like David Eddings too! Hope you enjoy the rest of his series -- I enjoyed the Belgariad and the sequel series (Mallorean?) most! Added 12/24 -- thanks for the chocolate! I love the raspberry but unfortunately can't eat the one with nuts (allergies). Thank you though! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the great card--definitely the swap for it! Baltimore just had their "Star-Spangled Spectacular" about a week ago for the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. Good job with the vegetables! I did manage to use up lots of kale and zucchini last night, but don't have as much time today, so we'll see.
Comment: Thanks! My gift arrived today and I'm tickled pink that the wrapping includes rubber stamps and washi tape, my 2 favorite things!!! I plan to wait until 12-25 just as the stamped instructions say to do. Can't stand the thought, but I'm absolutely going to try.
Response: All good things to those who wait (if you can)! I'm sure you'll like it. Enjoy~!
Comment: Hi! I got your darling package in the mail today and I LOVED it!! It was wrapped so cute and I had never seen the Badger Cool Mint lip balm before but I used it right away and it felt and smelled great! I had never seen the organic mints before either but I was tickled to get them and I really like the flavor you picked out! I am taking them both on vacation day after tomorrow and thank you again for the unique, fun gifts!! Hope to swap with you again soon!
Response: ^ Badger is my new favorite brand. LOVE it! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful vacation~! :)
Comment: The envelopes arrived today and I have stamps on them. Tomorrow and Monday I will take them to a couple of libraries and I am thinking the post office as I see so many people leaning against one of the podiums reading their mail. Please let me know when you get some back.
Comment: I loved your pins <3 I want to go to Japan one day and I am thinking of doing that while studying abroad in university. I love the giant rubber duck hahaha it would be weird just walking by and seeing that.
Comment: Thank you, Jillienne <-- awesome name! I enjoyed all the cards you sent. Very cool! The alligator and MN lady slippers postcards were true treasures. I had never seen lady slipper flowers before and I love alligators for some strange reason! :) Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wake up call! lol I love the postcard and actually have a running joke with my mother about roosters ;) Needless to say, I incorporated the postcard into the joke :D <3
Comment: Thank you very much for the two magazines. I love them so much. I have some students who I help with their English and now we have some fresh reading material. I visited Minneapolis/St.Paul with a group of students twice. But I was shocked about the postage you had to pay.
Comment: Thank you for the Minnesota PC-very colorful and I did not have this one. The weather is up/down from one day to the next. We are having 70 degrees and Thurs it is expected to drop down to zero! Mother Nature and her hot flashes...LOL!
Comment: Pet bills?! Girl, you are speaking my language with that one, haha. I understand.
I love the book you sent, the stories and illustrations are really neat! I also didn't know how much I needed a coloring book until I got one. :) Thanks again! And good luck with pet stuff!
Response: I'd do anything for my fur babies. :) I'm glad you liked the crazy coloring book-- embrace your inner child & color like you mean it!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Valentine wishes. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. Thanks too for the extra bookmarks. And nice to know a fellow Korean drama follower too! Yeah, Kim Soo Hyun is fantastic in his latest drama and he is so good looking right?! Hahaha! Did you catch his Moon Embraces the Sun drama? I loved him in that! Now I am watching I Need Romance 3 too....try to catch that...it is good! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet & adorable teapot mouse Christmas card. I hope you will enjoy both your family gatherings. I think there was a Christmas movie called "Surviving Christmas' where Reece Witherspoon had to have 4 Christmas gatherings. It was kinda funny.
Comment: Dearest Otto & Ophie . . . thank you for the beautiful glittery card with the 2 sleeping kittens -- ah -- we recall our youth with fondness! Is the photo you sent of you, Otto, or of Ophie? Either way, the photo shows an exceptionally handsome cat. Thank you for thinking of us during this festive season ,, , ,
Comment: Thank you for the "Ballplay of the Dakota on the St. Peters River in Winter" pc. Unfortunately, we don't have a history museum close by. I would have loved to have seen the Civil War exhibit, too. I just read "The Widow of the South" by Robert Hicks.
Comment: Thank you so so much for the wonderful postcard and the ten things you love!! I too love eating chocolate with almonds and I hope that someday I will have the chance to go kayaking! As for singing to songs and making up the words, I like to consider it "free styling" lol Thanks again! <3 :D
Response: You should totally try kayaking. Especially down a winding river. ^_^
Comment: This did not meet the swap requirements - it went far and above them! I just had a breakfast of pop tarts and tea. Then I polished off those yummy peeps with some lemon tea. Delicious!
I'll be tearing into the cookies when my nephews come over - just because the box is so big!
Thank you so much for such a generous and thoughtful swap!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed all the goodies!! Let me know how you guys like the Oreos; I just HAD to get them for you. ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I actually have been to your state. We drove thru the twin cities, all the way up to see Split Rock Lighthouse. We went in September so the fall leaves were beautiful.
Comment: It is a small world! I used to live in Duluth, MN and loved it while I was there. And I have been to Denver airport. Yes it is huge. Thank you for the lovely wild flower postcard. You could not have picked a better one to send me. Thanx for sharing in this swap with me. blessings, ellie
Comment: Awe, Thank You! I grew up in MN and it will always hold a piece of my â™¥ :D I was at the History Museum down there as well (been going the past few years) -did you sit through the war plane simulation? -eerie/gut wrenching/heart breaking. Hope you're enjoying the Summer (it's cooled off a bit just recently )
Response: They had the Civil War exhibit when we went awhile ago--> it was really interesting! There is so much I learned & it is quite interactive. I am hoping to take my baby sister there soon. Enjoy your Summer, too!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card -
the type of scenery shown is very familiar to me, and I love it! :o) I actually live in Silver Creek, but they closed our PO in 2011, so we have to use our fire address, which comes under Maple Lake. It's the town (7 miles south of me) that delivers our mail and fights our fires. The Wright County deputies handle law enforcement, though there's very little need for it here. Since you haven't heard of Maple Lake, I'm pretty confident you haven't heard of Silver Creek either. ;o) I'm really happy I got a pc from a fellow Minnesotan, and yes, my summer is going well - especially since the heat and humidity have dropped. I hope yours is also going well. :o)
Comment: thanks so much for the t-shirt and postcard (love postcards from elsewhere). i've never been to minnesota (sad face) so am happy that i now have something unique. not many people wear baseball related t-shirts here! happy swapping
Comment: Thank you for another lovely swap. Your notes made me smile! I will be sure to let you know what happens to them. Would you be interested in being penpals? I think we'd get along swimmingly :)
Response: I agree! You have my address, correct? Expect another little package in the mail from me soon! ^_^
Comment: Thank you so much for the AMAZING letter. I loved reading it and the tea smells delicious! Dragons + tea = infinite happiness :) Yslora will write back soon, just as soon as she has tracked down those books...
Comment: thank you for the really beautiful pc.
when i first saw it i thought he was a hamster. he really dose have an adorable face. i love asian ink on paper. i tried to learn from a book but didn't get very far. as for jill power i think the name has circled back into popularity. i was hoping spring had arrived but we have snow coming in this weekend so my container garden will have to wait a while longer.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Yes, we are expecting a "snow storm" of sorts here as well. C'mon, Springtime! :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing...yes, I also hesitate to host swap, when I try to arrange swap I always try to ask myself some possibilities questions and such then if I can't answer, I ended on giving it up
Response: I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling that way. Maybe after more swapping I'll feel comfortable hosting.... but later. :)
Comment: Thank you, Jillienne, for the thoughtful, tropical and very warming puzzle! I really enjoyed reading your letter on the back and was glad to learn your kitties' names! Wasn't this a fun swap?! Thanks again!!
Response: I'm glad it gave you a little bit of sunshine. Happy swapping! :D
Comment: I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, WE LOVE YOU!!! Your super fantastic package arrived today and i can just say WOW. I hope our package arrives soon too. Let`s definitely keep this going, though postages are CRAZY, but definitely worth it. <3 <3 <3
Response: Oh, good! I was hoping you'd say that! I just got yours today, too. I'm going to put in a few more souvenirs next time if that's okay. I really loaded that package full of candies, huh? Hahaha! Will you PM me what you liked? Enjoy the goodies, guys! <3
Comment: Thanks for the tea, and the lovely cupcake wrappers. The tea was especially timely -- my husband is dealing with a really bad cold, and he has been drinking lots of your great black tea, brewed very strong, to make his sore throat feel better. This is an old family remedy, and while it isn't a cure, it really does help get you through with less discomfort. Thanks again and happy swapping!
Response: I'm very happy to help & glad you like the tea. I hope your husband feels better soon! :)
Comment: I actually scared my roommate half to death with my squeal of delight when I opened your package! I'M SO EXCITED TO COLOR! This is the best thing ever! I love the stickers too! Oh my gosh you made my week! Thank you so much! Extra hearts!
Comment: Thanks for resending the link, Jillian! I know, it was weird I never received it- I didn't receive Glamazon08's the first time she sent her's either! Yahoo ate the messages! I even looked in my junk-mail folder and nada.... Cute set, I love it!
Response: I'm glad we got that all straightened out! Thanks for the pm beforehand, too. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable teapot. I LOVE it!!! I like the shape, kind of like an old fashioned coffee pot. The color is one of my favorite shades of green. What's cool is that it goes with my napkins from the 2nd swap. Too funny. Love all the surprises, the pretty lady bug stickers and that adorable little doll, and yum on the biscuits... I can't wait to try the new Lipton tea... Plus the bookmark... Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful parcel for me. Many hearts and hugs for an exceptional swap.
Response: I'm SO happy you love it! Enjoy your tea time. :)
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely pc and yes, I am also thinking about spring! Our winter has not been awful, I am just tired of cold weather and ready for things to be green! How fun about the flower seeds! Wishing you happy growing, hugs and happy swapping! ;)
Comment: How fun! I liked seeing it was Como. I just love that place! The New Zoo will never replace it in my heart. I am due for a Conservatory and Zoo visit - the middle of winter pick me up. I love Snuffys. Did you get a malt with that hamburger?
Response: You've just GOT to get a malt at Snuffy's! I knew you'd like the PC. Have a wonderful day, Julie. :)
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas Postcard! It's the first one I've gotten and I loved the bells with the little faces as well :) We actually don't have any snow stuck to the ground yet, and it's only snowed a couple times! It's very cold though! Have a Merry Christmas!
Response: Be sure to bundle up! (It's freezing over here, too--brrr) Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: Born & raised in Minnesota myself, I can't tell you how great it was to get a pc from MN & meet another Minnesotan. I miss my Minnesota winters & snow. We get more ice in Missouri than snow. :-( Thanks so much again & have a very Merry, Snowy Christmas & Happy Snowy New Year! :-)
Response: No way-- that's cool! I'm glad to send you some Christmas wishes from your homeland then. Anything local you want me to send you? :)
Comment: This card is so stinkin' cute with its adorable green penguins on it. Im not big into Christmas spirit, I bah humbug all the songs and decorations till about a week before, but cards... oh cards ALWAYS make me go YAY CHRISTMAS! We've already had snow here in NJ - quite a bit - and we're supposed to get snow this week. I will send it your way since you haven't gotten any yet :D lol. I will be spending the holidays with my guy and our two budgies Lady and Ollie (its Ollies first christmas with us! I hope he doesnt perch in the tree like Lady likes to do. She pulls ornaments off and looks at us like "well, are you going to pick that up?") Anyway! Happy Christmas to you and yours from me and mine. :D
Response: I'm so glad you love it! Merry Christmas once again to you~! :D
Comment: Dear Jillienne I LOVED the card and the personal touch. I shall be spending Christmas at home with my cat Nina who is my baby. We dont get any snow here or if we do, we do rarely. Happy Holidays to you too.
Response: Merry Christmas to you and Nina! I'll make a snow angel for you in my backyard. :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and taking the time to write a message! I especially like that you drew pictures of your cats :) I'm from Finland and we had snow for a couple of weeks about a month ago but it's all gone now. I hope we'll get more snow before Christmas! Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: I love this card. I really love love it. I don't know exactly why I love it as much as I do but I do. I think because it's Toy Story 1 and that's possibly my favorite of the three. Well, I love them all. Haha, to end the ramble, this is one of my favorite cards of the hundreds I've collected since I started swapping in June. So, thanks!! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Five hearts :D
Response: I'm so glad that you are happy with your postcard! I had to choose Toy Story stamps for it too. ;)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items I received. Vanessa wanted the treats, but is always waiting for extras, when Misty doesn't eat hers. Vanessa enjoyed playing with the toy as well. The plate was funny and hope to hang it up when my house is renovated.