Comment: Hi Mandi, Look at these cute meerkats!! So Cute! Thanks for the great PC with older postage, & your cheery note. Congrats on your new family pet PIG. I love her name!! I hope she stays little, cuddle her from me. Have Fun :)
Comment: Hi Mandi, thanks for the gorgeous Rocky Mountain PC. That sounds like a fun calendar. We have a huge selection in my bookstore, starting at this time of year - I especially like the yoga cats, nerdy sloths, and goats in trees, absurd pairings, Oh! Hangover Owls!! too too funny. :D Smart idea to record specific appt.s on it. Take care :)
Comment: What a funny postcard! Thanks for taking my profile preferences into account. I even took German in high school and college (but have very little memory of any of it so appreciate the translation :^) (sorry for the delayed rating; the postcard got buried under a pile of paper!)
Comment: Thank you so much! It arrived so late. Not sure what the postal issue is these days. This one too arrived torn and tattered by the machine. Sadly, my cute wooden flower got broken. But since I know your heart intentions were good I am rating you well. The envelope was decorated beautifully with butterflies and other nice decor. Have a great September! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you Mandi for the Arkansas PC. Pretty scenery. Oh, You lucky duck, getting a cute little pig! I bet she's just perfect! I have always wanted a Pot bellied pig. Don't I'll ever get one now. I'm a lot older now & couldn't take care of one. I wish such good luck raising your sweet piggy!
Comment: Loved your rant. I agree about school. My son was so depressed that we began having "school" at our house. We have one good friend of his studying at our place twice a week. Both kids are so much happier. Take care, Aurora
Comment: Thank you very much for the unworthy PC of Cody, WY. You're right this PC did need some TLC & I really like it too, since has the old cars from yesteryear. Thank you very much for joining the swap. Will be more.
Comment: Oh my gosh - A postcard from the Air Force Academy! I haven't seen this view before. I was last there in 2016, I think, and it's built up "a little bit more" now. :) haha Now most of the cards and pictures are of the chapel there, because it's rather a big deal. :) Thanks for the great card!
Comment: Mandi! My mind is blown! This was such a wonderful envelope to come home to with so many wonderful goodies! I appreciate the note, too - I love your dog’s name. ❤️ Thank you so much! You deserve all the hearts!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard Mandi- I chuckled at the title of the Productive Goat book, and I know how you feel about powering through to finish a series you don't like- it's so hard to just decide you're quitting! Anyway, happy reading!
Comment: Thank you for the PC Mandi. I have friends that have been worried about being evacuated from the Apple Fire - hope they can get it out, from what I read they hope to have it out by NEXT Monday, yikes! I love the vintage postage stamps, I have never seen either of them before! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: I’m sorry that you lost your Boris. I gave mine an extra long hug for you ❤️ Thank you for the thoughtful card and all the extras you sent. This was a lovely swap, and you sent me some great quotes, I will be using them again for sure ! Have a lovely day !!!
Comment: Wow! What a terrible old postcard! Lol. Sometimes I see these camera shots and am like, how did these ever sell? He photographed from a vantage where he could hardly see his target and there was overgrowth in front. It's so funny. Is that a boat in the distance?! Lmao... Thank you so much for the vintage PC ⛵
Comment: Hello neighbor, thank you for the postcards - I have been collecting "keep calm" cards from swaps, so the shell card is fun! I would like to frame them all one day. I hope you and your family are well and keeping cool - we are supposed to be over 100 degrees this weekend, hold on to your hats! Take care.
Comment: Thanks so much for the neat vintage postcard and Amy Tan quote. It got me thinking about her book The Joy Luck Club---which I've not read in about 25 years. I think I'll look for it to read this summer!
Comment: Thank you for the reading!! It was one particular card that made me go like wow! It was the knight of cups. I've been hoping for a best friend and with this reading, I'm hopeful they will come into my life. Regardless, this reading was spot on!!
Comment: Hi Mandy! Thank you very much for your nice long note, telling me about places you & yours would love to visit & the great PC's of where you'd want to go.! So many places I so want to go too. But this dang virus makes it so tough to do anything anymore. You say you'd like to see Colorado. I've been there several times to Aurora. Which is near Denver. I had an Aunt & Uncle who lived in Aurora. They both have been gone for sometime now & I truly miss them! But Aurora & Denver area are just beautiful ! We want to go to Ocean City,NJ. We usually go every year. But can't this year, sadly. But I have been seeing Ocean City,NJ since I was 18 back in 1979. I got my husband interested & going there ever since for vacations. Have been to a lot of other states though & Canada as well. Thank you again for a great swap.
Comment: I received you card today, and I had so much fun looking at all the goodies you sent. I loved everything!!!! Love you washi tape collection, cant wait to try the peppermint bark tea, and cant wait to use the other things in my crafting. And Happy Unbirthday to you too!!!!.
Comment: I can safely say I have never received a PC with usable stickers for the receiver:) So I 100% agree that it is unusual! Thank you, and yes, as thin as it was it made it in one piece. Happy swapping.
Comment: Eeeeep, that's definitely a creepy card! There is a hiking trail here in Atlanta that is called Doll Head Trail and is covered in them. I haven't been yet, just seen pictures, but I bet it's creepy! Thanks! :):):)
Comment: I love this PC! I miss Disneyland too! My youngest and I are so bummed that it is closed. I hope they give you a discount when the AP opens up. I know my son will love this PC decorating his door. Thank you. <3
Comment: Thank you for the Diamond Falls pc and nice note. I know what you mean about the June gloom. We wait to see if the clouds will burn off in the morning to see what the rest of the day will be like. Take care!
Comment: Hi Mandi ♡ it was such a pleasure to read your long letter ! Im answering you today i hope you will like it ! Im in love with your writing style. And thank you very much for the tea which Im drinking now ☆☆☆
Comment: Hi there! Thank you for your letter and the 10 things. The edible cookie dough sounds delicious!! I’m glad that there are so many things that you’re grateful for, and thank you so much for the goodies and the recipe! Hugs to you 📮❤️💌
Comment: I love the vintage postage you used! What a great postcard of Mills lake.... yes, I missed the opportunity to do an exchange student program too!! So I totally feel you😊❣️📮 Thanks for the Fun postcard! Micaela
Comment: Thank you for the postcards you chose, Mandi. Just looking at that list of Colorado Peaks gives me a nosebleed! I've only been to the top of one of them, but I've enjoyed looking at many of them from lower elevations!
Comment: Mandi, I sympathize! The dishes my people generate are horrendous! Add to that the fact that the dishwasher was broken for two weeks and I feel like I've been elbow deep in dishes and laundry 😫
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing items you sent me. I really love the poem. Can't wait to try out the cookie recipe and the washi tape samples are really cute and so is the postcard and note card. Stay safe
Comment: I love these postcards! I love animals, #1, and I also love animal skeletons. Ok, I know that sounds weird. lol But I'm a zoologist, so I AM weird when it comes to animals. :D Bats are one of my favorites, too, so that postcard is staying on my desk. Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the fun post card! I loved reading about your favorite things about spring. I agree, I miss the local events in my community. I so hope they are able to come back nest year. Have a great summer!
Comment: I love Swap-bot because It gives me a change to see the world through others eyes it gives me something to do to make others happy Getting mail in return is great too It helps me vent creativity and share idea
Comment: I'm sure it was something fantastic, because I've swapped with you before. The postoffice mangled your letter pretty badly. Of course they SO "sincere" in their apologies! UPDATE: She resent this, even though it was unnecessary. Thank you so much!!!
Comment: To be honest, I wouldn't have thought of a solo or family trip as a valentine's gift, but going to a place founded by your ancestors sounds so cool!! I'm sorry you didn't get to go as soon as you'd have liked, but I really hope you get to go soon still!!
Comment: I can see why that would be a highlight! I am sure life has had it's moments! Now, there is hope to finally finding the problem! I wish you the best the rest of the year! Thank you for sharing and the nice extras!
Comment: Man flu 😂 I‘’ll save this tea for when I inevitably get sick which I hope is not for a long time as I had pneumonia a few weeks ago & it SUCKED. I saw the Dwayne Johnson quote recently & liked it. I saw him doing autograph signings back in the late 90s at the mall one time 😂 He looks better now than 20 years ago!
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas! I cannot wait to try them. I have had my eye on the Beauty & the Beast one from Twinings, but have not run across it in my local stores, so I am especially interested in trying that one :) Thanks again & Happy New Year!
Comment: Hey Mandi...I have a habit of looking at the return addresses on my swap packages. I got confused by the name Michael Hill...lol. I finally looked inside to see that the envelope was from you. Nice tags.....Happy Holidays
Comment: Mandi, you have sent me the most beautiful Christmas card/tea swap!! I love how you wrapped each one!! You did awesome in this swap and I look forward to more swaps by you!! Thank you so much!! Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. I've lived in Eastvale since 2008. I drive by the place all the time and have often wondered if the food was good. Now that you mentioned eating...I just might do that. The traffic is horrible at that intersection now...Hamner & 6th Street.
Comment: Thank you so much for the efforts with this postcard and the resend. I love the little bantam feather, though it didnt quite make it to me, there was still enough there to know it was part of the postcard. Gosh our postal service are brutes sometimes to some of these cards. I loved it though and if you ever want to swap again, I would.
Comment: Mandi , I truly enjoyed reading about you and thank you for sharing. It made me so happy. I lost my first born. He was born alive and lived for an hour and a half , Micah mimicked him and we almost lost him to I have not been the same since your life sounds so interesting I hope to see ya in a swap soon
Comment: Thanks for the new hampshire postcard!! Adding it to my collection.
Also so weird it was postmarked the 9th of Oct and it JUST arrived today on the 22nd... mail is crazy lately..
also chuckling because your daughter watches british cartoons and developing an accent... my kiddos when they play with their cash register call the money pounds! Peppa is my youngest's favorite!
Comment: thank you for the tea and nice long 'chat'. You are in the busy time of lifes changes- things will slow down and then more changes will come. I have found lookng backwards that it is good advice to enjoy each level of lifes changes - they are gone all to soon and each one has value and thing s to learn and be cherished:) Good swap!
Comment: Hey, Mandi! Thank you so much for the tea! I don't have any preferences to be honest so I'm grateful you sent me one for waking up and one for calming down :D Love love love how you decorated the card! I too am grateful Sony and Marvel gave Tom Holland the chance to return to his role. To be honest Tom is the first actor that makes me really love Spiderman :) Thank you again!
Comment: I'm almost positive I rated this swap, but with the "madness of life" I've experienced lately, I can't be 100% sure. Soooo--my apologies for the late rate. I L-O-V-E the Addy postcards, and I'm happy yours is now part of my collection. Thanks for the book suggestion--I haven't read The Memory Keeper's Daughter yet. Thanks, too, for joining in!
Comment: Thank you for the resend . . . and the unusual teas as well.
Response: 8/14/19 Wow, this is my first one and it's not even been a week since you messaged me. As you could have seen, I haven't had a chance to open your message due to school starting and other RL commitments. The host posted that everyone sent their swaps on time, which included me. I'm sorry you didn't get it. The hasty rating disappoints me as much as the missing swap. I'll get another mailing out to you.
Comment: I agree with you. The other problem I have with it is that her hair is touching his lip and that bothers me quite a lot. I think the photo could have been improved by a few subtle movements and would have been more pleasing to the eye.
Comment: Your letter is hilarious! Thanks so much for joining me in this swap. It's one of my favorites. As soon as I "leave" (i.e. after you've read my letter and rated the swap) I'll send you a RL hostess gift for your trouble. I think you'll love it. :-) Until then, happy swapping!
Comment: I hear you on this weird PC. So this is art? Okay... This is why I am not an art critic. Heh
Makes me want to just head on over to the car and automobile museum instead because then I have more of an idea of what is a car. Though I did pass yesterday by a VW bug with an airplane engine. Still passed it, heh.
Comment: Thank you for the American Girls postcard - a dose of winter is quite welcome now. Special thanks for the recommendation of The American Poetry Anthology...and now to look up Poem for the Year Twenty Twenty...
Comment: Thank you for your so nice note with the lovely bookmarks! I love the variety & they will definitely be used. Oh, I too love Lord of the ring movies! I have read the books & I own the movies! Big big fan i am!
Comment: I love the postcard you sent, Death Valley will always be special to me. THANK YOU! It was very nice to find this postcard in my mailbox. Congrats on your 10 yr anniversary (in Nov), we just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary in Oct :)
Comment: What a perfect postcard! I love it! I am adding it to my art journal today because I think it is too special to just keep with my other postcards - I love the history its been through. So special :)
Comment: Thank you for the Jazz card and also your note about playing tenor sax! Very cool! I would have loved to play music like that, it would be so fun! Tell Ellinton I said hello from MI! lol! Thanks again.
Comment: Whoa! This was a BIG package in my estimation! Thank you SO MUCH! As I looked at the postcards, I heard myself saying over an over: "Ohhhh. OHHHH! Ohhhhh!" Thank you, thank you! I love the washi and the cards, stickers, and papers! Thank yooouuu! PS: Glad you could see the fireworks from such a great site!
Comment: Hi Mandi! I love your Garfield vintage paper and your share! I did not find you to be boring or a nut job - just a fun person to swap with! You had me smiling several times! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Tahbk you for the James Patterson book. Can you believe I've never read any of his books? I've always meant to but too often I end up with another book that catches my eye. LOL. I look forward to reading this one. Thank you again. 📖
Comment: Thank you for my "nesting" notecards and for a lovely letter in the 1st. I used to do Freecycle when I had small children. Its a lovely way to spread items around to others. But a load of books? Wow, you hit the jackpot for sure. Enjoy your summer, reading.
Comment: Thank you for the tea and note. Can't wait to try the tea. I love trying different flavors and this is one I haven't had. I think the note card is so pretty. Very country looking. When I was still working at the lab we made a vaccine for Newcastle Disease. It's made from fertilized eggs. Complicated process but we made thousands and thousands of bottles.
Hope your babies stay healthy. Thanks again.
Comment: Hi Mandi! How cool that you saw Johnny Depp and had always wanted to! That is so awesome and I hope you are right about the abuse rumors! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely PC with the Albany Covered Bridge.It reminds me of the Kapellbrücke (Chapelbridge) in Zürich, Switserland. 650 Years old, 205 metres long (originally 285 metres) and only for pedestrians.
Comment: Hi Mandi thank you for the "Othello"PC I love the quote on the back. Be gentle with yourself , changes are hard to make...even good changes,. I am struggling to get a food diary/journal started lol Never give up! I wish you all good positive energy from across the miles. peace love light
Comment: Thank you for the Redwoods. I'm allergic to pine, so I can't have a real Xmas tree, either. But I got to visit the redwoods. I'd wanted to see them since my father read me a book about Mickey Mouse camping there when I was about 5 (that was almost 60 years ago) and I finally made it a few years ago.
Comment: Awesome! I really enjoyed the Dia de los Muuertos envelopes, they are really cool looking! Oh, I LOVE your idea of getting married on that day for the ancestors! In Hindu weddings, ancestors are specially invited to come down & oversee!
Comment: Hi Mandi . . . really enjoyed your note and the goodies you sent. As I read your note, I thought, 'Wow . . . we have a lot in common!' I don't exercise much; I'm terrible with $$; I have no patience, and I'm a semi-hermit. Thanks for a lovely swap; hope to swap together again soon.
Comment: Love the pretty card and the extra you sent! I just dropped a postcard in the mail for you for the touristy postcard swap today, and thought it was funny that I got the card from you! I completely understand you needing to feel like your own person. I have 3 kids (teenagers) and you do get lost in the world of taking care of everyone and everything. Funny about the decorations, I took mine down a few days after Christmas, and then I missed them being up lol. Anyways, thank you again for a nice swap! Have a great weekend! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for a pretty postcard! I do think it is strange that we're expected, everyone but especially women, to pack away our grief and never talk about it anymore, whether it was a lost child or a lost baby. It's okay to remember and tell people. Thanks for your message! See you in the mail!
Comment: When it snows here (in Atlanta), we end up with snow-induced traffic gridlock. Usually 2 inches of snow and some ice will paralyze us. I don't look forward to it, but I wouldn't mind. Great snow scene postcard! Happy New Year!
Comment: Hi Mandy! I received your letter on a Paul Cezanne card! I'm not much into art but I do love to recreate his work when I paint. I enjoyed your letter, especially when you said you added another bedroom to the house! That sounds like a lot of work and fun too. And chickens! You had quite a year :)
Comment: Mandi, I loved your photo and letter about Ellington! He sounds like quite a character, and is so beautiful! I was so touched by the story of him climbing in to comfort the rabbit; what a wonderful thing for him to do! Anyone would be proud to have such a cat for a family member! Thanks so much for a great swap!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful Christmas Card and too for hosting this fun swap! I hope all your wishes come true! Some of them you can even make come true yourself. :) Thanks too for the washi tape. You can never have enough washi! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for the great teas and your lovely note. But to be honest: the best thing for me was your stationery. The Garfield beach notes totally cracked me up. Not seen in years! Such a fun swap! Have a lovely day :) and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the Egyptian theme card! I appreciate the thought behind it :). I know this is years late, there's so much of my mail that was sent to my old house and was picked up by the owner we were renting from. It took quite the time to be able to get it from them :( But I have found it now! :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the cheerful post card of California. I can understand why Bill Bryson refers to Britain as the Small Island when I see the size of the likes of California. Best wishes for 2019.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card, and the little journal! I LOVE journals!!! Little journals like this force me to pick a topic and then fill it with my thoughts on that topic - I might do Harry Potter, since it is from my fellow Ravenclaw. Hmm... I think I have an idea. Anyway, thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea. I agree... sometimes a cup of plain green tea is perfect. I grew up in California and your weather has me quite jealous. I am headed out in 32 degrees to walk a friends dog... brrrr! I'll come home to your yummy tea! and I will drink it warm :D
Comment: Wow . . . this was an amazing letter! I felt like we just went out for coffee together! Thank you so much for all your thoughtful responses and all the entertaining stories about your family and your cat--haha--your tree is better than catnip! Loved the card, too; I never buy religious cards but really love receiving them. Oh, almost forgot,thank you SO MUCH for the fold'n'seals ;+)
Comment: LOVE the purple decorations your 2yo girl added to the envie. She's an excellent artist. I love everything you included. My 3yo daughter is especially excited about that Sophia ruler. She likes to do "homework" while my son works on his homework. Haha!
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas card. Now that I live in San Diego and my family is 2000 miles away, I kind of treat Christmas as just another day. Sometimes it's a bit lonely, but mostly it's nice to not have to deal with all the craziness. :-)
Comment: Oh, these sound so good!! The snoring remedy make me laugh... I was picturing me sneaking up on my husband at night with an evil grin on my face and a spray bottle in my hand! ... LOL!!!!
Did you get the ones I sent you?
Comment: Oh I love the Mickey card! I am originally from Long Beach, so DLand was popular for me, however I don't think I have been in almost 20 years. My now 22 year old was a baby and stayed with family the last time I went, LOL! I now live outside of Reno so it would be a chore to get down there and go. Glad to hear the evacuation didn't happen last year. Those Cali fires are awful. When I lived in Desert Hot Springs, I remember watching one come down the hill toward us (but still at least 60mi away) and started freaking out! Happy Autumn!
Comment: Hi Mandi, I agree on old fashioned typewriters like Olivetti. I snagged an old manual typewriter at a yard sale ages ago. It weighs a ton. It types but I’m sure it could use a good cleaning. I don’t know who does that kind of work with computer keyboards being so popular. I would say keep your eye out for yard and estate sales for type writers. Also Craigslist might be a good resource. Good luck and thank you for the postcard.
Comment: I love everything you chose for me especially the friendship bracelet. I love the colors! Your letter was so funny! Almost 2 heart attacks all because he did something good at school haha. I would've flipped too had I heard principals office.
Comment: hello ~ hope you all are well as temps cool & maybe a little rain will fall ... love your evocative postcard: sights provided by postcards in our mailboxes are almost just as cherished & welcomed than actually braving *strange* new worlds imho!
Comment: Hi Mandi! Thank you for the awesome envelope with the beautiful stamps! It was very fun to see what some of the stamps looked like. Some of them I do remember but a lot of them i had not seen before. Loved the notecard art too! I had a good laugh over it. Thank you for the beautiful fall teas too! How thoughtful. Hope you are enjoying the moment to its fullest!
Comment: Hey Mandi!
Thanks so much for the great tea! And thanks too for the details re the fire. So glad your brother and family's house was spared. So sorry about the notecards... we never know do we? We have to trust... the design was beautiful though. Cheers, Theresa
Comment: Love the stamps, there a nice addition to my collection. Thank you for the envie, PC , note card and mini Compostion book...WoW! Love all the lovely surprises. You made my day. Hope your having a wonderful week-end. bearnbabs
Comment: Mandi, thank you for your card and the acknowledgement! Well, sometimes, to add on to your statement, not only that I can’t start a conversation well, but I’m also afraid that if I do, no one seem to pay attention to me. That’s why I don’t like to take a lead role in conversations. I’m a fan of the diagonal washi too!
Comment: Hi Mandi! Thank you so much for the pc, I thought the book seemed interesting from the lines written on the pc lol but then you said it was a serious study. 🤔😴 (LOL) either way, I was definitely NOT offended, I LOVE witches and magic! So I loved this swap, thanks again!
Comment: What a great PC and all the information on the back. Our daughter is an avid birdwatcher and has pheasants, quail - each of them are couples - and a large variety of other birds, her backyard is a bird haven. Thanks for the PC and have a great day.
Comment: love the card! I'm not much of a desert-living person but I think it's awesome you live between two big cities so there's always something for you to do! I live an hour from a theme park but it's not as cool as the one in Idaho- which is 6 hours drive!
Comment: Amazing postcard you sent to me Mandi, glows in the dark, with manga girl looking like "Alice," from "Alice In Wonderland." Yes, its fun surprise to see the glow in the dark effect. Hope you are enjoying your spring.
Comment: Thanks for a good assortment of pc's. My favorite is tat great sketch of Prague! The Civil War soldier's artfacts is a very interesting card I am happy to add to my collection! Nice postage stamps on the envelope, too.
Comment: Mandi, thank you for the postcards, especially the lighthouse one with the fishing boats. It is a new one for my collection. Love the older stamps you put on the envelope. All three were special - Harriet Thurman, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Boston Tea Party. Where do you get them? Shirley
Comment: I can understand your confusion about the bright card being a night view. They probably just used a special camera speed to get so much light to show up in the night photo. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for your great note card and love the great stamps you sent. I also like Wizard of Oz and will use part of the note card sent as a bookmark. It doesn't matter what you believe in. It's important to you, go for it! I applaud your causes and think it's wonderful what you're doing. We all need a passion. Good for you!
Comment: Oh, this was such a fun postcard! Is it from a set? Thank you very much. The county roads here are all numbered as opposed to named, but most people have their own name, lol! Locals call our road old Ratliff ;-)
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and extras, Mandi! Seeing the half penny stamp reminded me of an Christmas old song that mentions that if you haven't got a ha'penny than God Bless You! I'm sure it was an English Carol (as am I! 44% of my DNA is from England or so says Ancestry.com).
Comment: Hi Mandi! Thank you for your goodies as well as the notecard on what you were up to! Loved the little kitty card! Isn’t time going fast? At the end of April we will have lived 1/3 of the year and have only 2/3 left! Wow! It is flying by! Thank you for the recipes! I see you are a cancer so you will have a great birthday with all you have going on. Thank you for all again the little things you sent me to make it special! The stickers are kool too!
Comment: Very cool recipe and yes I will use it. I keep trying to do chocolate and always cross my fingers. Higher altitudes, for some reason, do something to the chemistry. This one looks great. Thanks. Hope things are going better for you today on April Fools Day
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely items for this swap. And about the James Dean envelope: I know someone who will appreciate it very much........
By the way: it arrived last Wednesday, but was too busy and tired to answer earlier.
Have a nice Easter Sunday.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable fawn postcard with lots of stamps! : ) When I lived in Phoenix they made snow for the kids at some events, always neat to see! I see a good amount of deer where I live but all the trees are being torn down to build. So sad. Hope you have a great night and thank you again for a nice swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra packet you sent! You made both my husband and I happy with that happy mail. He said," Oh nice, a packet for me!" when he saw the Applewood seasoning pack and I can't wait to try the Garlic and Herb one! I also love all the vintage stamps you used on the envelope. I started buying stamps off etsy and using them for my letter swaps. It is so much fun!
Comment: Your pretty card made me happy, it is so pretty and fun. Your 16 month old's art work on the envelope gave me the biggest smile. The small card is "so sweet". I really enjoyed this swap, happy spring, happy swapping
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card! I was so excited to see you were my partner for this swap â¤Hope you and your family are fine. My son often asks about yours. Good luck with organizing his party, I'm doing the same for our boy's 6th birthday in April ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Mandy, haha...this made my day ...I can relate, esp. being a stay home mom with my boy/girl twins...they are 13 now sigh. Hang in there little mama...and dont worry about those darn walls :) peace love light and 100 hearts
Comment: Yeah I tell ya that Death Star is like the best topper for the tree haha! now our tree looks like a Star Wars battleground haha! Have Darth Vader, x-wings and tie fighters...this year we added a millennium Falcon to it.
Comment: Hi Mandi! I love using the free/ad pcs and am so happy when a swap is posted! I love how you used all of your washi tape and it looks so cute! See ya at the mailbox! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your holiday with me. I've never "met" anyone that celebrated anything other than Christmas or Chanukah. Very cool to learn about something new! I love the cat stickers. Thank you for wrapping them. That was super fun. Can't wait to use them.
P.S. You & my daughter have the same birthday!
Comment: Ho ho ho hello,
Thank you for the pretty cardinal card. I noticed the stamp was a .29 cents train stamp and it came them without requesting more postage. What a deal!
Cardinals seem like the perfect Christmas colored bird don't they:-)
Response: There was also a .20 Nativity stamp to make up .49 cents. I get Bunches of older stamps off eBay. I must not have licked it enough (ew!). My hypothesis is that it fell off after being sorted. Probably why the post office switched to sticky stamps. Happy holidays.
Comment: Mandi, thank you for a lovely swap! Everything was so perfect! I love the sunflower paper and envelope; it's my current favorite flower! The sticker sheet was a style I've never seen before and I'm eager to use it for my projects. The piano bookmark is beautiful, and it will be hard to part with the butterfly notecard... You put together a great swap and I thank you!
Comment: I like the Alice postcard very much--I like noting how differently various illustrators depict the same scene. I have and have received several depictions of Alice. I love you story about your daughter's middle name and her similarities to Alice. Those are cards that mean more to me as I peruse a binder of received postcards. Hope you week is off to a good start.
Comment: I love it all! Now I have enough things to start a spell book! I'm hanging up the handmade god's eye & raincatcher right now! This is such a cute smudgestick & it will fit in one of my travel altar boxes along with the stones & I didn't have any Lapis & now I do :) The incense & rosemary smell wonderful! I love the charms, especially the little lion-so cute! I will add the leaves & feathers to my nature basket from around the states :D The ECLIPSE WATER IS SO COOL!!! Thank you!! <3
Comment: Thank you Mandi for the gorgeous "Butterfly Jungle," PC from San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I love butterflies too. Amazing your son raised a Sphinx Moth, they are huge! Fun swap. Your postcard I am putting up on display in my apt. Happy October!
Comment: Hi Mandy! Thanks for the awesome pc and I agree, can we have one holiday at a time?? Geez! I can kind of get it that hobby shops have to have stuff out early for crafters but department stores, give it a rest! LOL! Hope you are still able to enjoy your favorite time of the year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC! The caption "Paradise" on the Yun-Gui Plateau shows just how spoiled we some of us here are. I know people that consider themselves as poorer than dirt that would not go to this place. Thank you.
Comment: Wow! I love,love,love all these candies! And the cookies! The marshmallows were a neat treat yesterday and I'm absolutely in love with the maple candy. I wish I could give you so many more hearts.
Comment: I would really love to be musical too, sadly my singing sounds like something you can use as a torture device. If you're a stay at home wife maybe you can get a second hand guitar and learn to play? YouTube has some cool tutorials!
Comment: Thank you very much for the tea and nice card.
So sweet that you read my profile about the tea's. Sure i will give it a try the spicy tea. I like it to tast other tea's
Greetings from the Netherlands
Comment: Thanks for the pc with a wonderful view of Calgary, Mandi! Loved what you wrote on the back re. my son and granddaughter. He missed her 2nd birthday last month too, but he gets home from an assignment Friday (day after tomorrow!) so we're really excited. take care, Carol in Denver
Comment: Oh, what a laugh I had at your card! The hubs and I decided no kids, so I can't fully commiserate with you. We do have a 6yo niece that we have quite frequently, and apart from growing taller, it seems like the only thing growing is her 'tude! She's still the apple of my eye, though. :D Enjoy your free hours!
Comment: What a Wonderful List of Folks.. and Your note you included too about how JC influenced Your Life... Great Quote on the Front side of the Post Card.. ! ! ! Love the Stamps you used too. Thank You... Hugs from OHIO.
Comment: I love the birthday spell and plan to share it with my younger Son's partner. I made and am sending her a quilt so this is going to be an addition. She says her birthday is her favorite holiday. Thank you for making life so rich. I appreciate all you do.
Comment: I was thrilled to see your name on the envelope and even more thrilled that you shared the meditation, which I put in my ocean bag for the next time we go. I put the SS in the bag for December. Thank you. You are really wonderful.
Comment: What a beautiful PC of Pacific Beach -- I lived in southern California for 17 years and I loved all the small beach towns - always such fun to just stop and wander around. Thanks for the great PC for this swap ~~
Comment: Wow! you did an incredible job on this!! its obvious that there was a LOT of time put into this bookmark! I have a special altered book journal I am making about mermaids and I plan to put this special book mark inside of that journal! thanks!
Comment: Hello Mandi! Thank you so much for your beautiful quote postcard! I love your facts and, for the record, I still cannot do a French braid either and I've wanted to do that since I was young! Heh!
Comment: Love this PC! Yes little league is certainly a good thing for boys (and now girls). My older brother played when he was a kid over 60 years ago, and my son played 40+ years ago. My ex was a coach for several years when our son played and it wasn't the kids that were insane but the parents -- what a bunch of nuts!! I was always the 'team mom' and learned how some parents really believe their little 'johnny' was a star when, in fact, he was not - at the time girls didn't play so there were always so many fathers there who were filled with testosterone and long-lost dreams of becoming a big league baseball player that they projected on their sons --- it was unreal at times!!! Thanks for the great PC and for bringing back some good (and bad) memories of my little league experiences ~~
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of New York. I really love it. The twin towers were so iconic. I enjoyed reading your observations on how 9/11 changed your country, even though it was a terrible event.
Comment: Thank you for the shiny, colorfully-decorated envelope -- I especially liked the bold hibiscus stamped on the back! -- adorable treble clef sticky notes, and for sharing your wonderful summer plans with me! Your family is so lucky to get to travel and experience new places together :) Happy Hogwarts-ing! (I am looking forward to revisiting in July and finally getting some Ravenclaw swag that I don't think was available the first time I went ^_^)
Comment: Thank you soo much for the lovely fox card! Also happy 5th birthday to your son. I can not wait till we can have a full day out for birthdays. We have been enjoying the park alot though and love seeing my little make friends haha to be 2 again and no cares :) Hugs and hope you enjoyed the movie! I love Johnny Depp
Comment: Thank you for the titles for books. I already have read the Memoirs of a geisha, Pride and POrejudice and The color purple. All in English. I read about 40 % in english. Thank you also for the nice postcard you chose.
Comment: Hello Mandi,
Thank you so much for the goodie envelope I received filled with a variety of reading and writing supplies. I loved them all. The postcards and notecards were wonderful. The bookmarks will be used as I continue reading over the summer. I will enjoy the tea either while I write notes or while I read. Thanks for taking care of me.
Comment: I have never done 4th of July at Disneyland, but I've done NYE there and if it's similar at all, then I'm sure it's phenomenal! We used to go to Mission Bay in San Diego for the 4th back when I lived in California. Hope you have a good time, whatever your plans may be! :)
Comment: I don't celebrate Christmas, but loved the idea of this swap anyway...so I opened your gift. Thank you so much! :) I absolutely adore the moon, and love the homeless tarot cards you sent as well.
Comment: Thanks for the card and newsy note (as my grandma would say). I appreciated your debrief on Easter brunch - I agree. Dinner is the way to go. It's so hard when our littles are sick. Hang in there mom, you got this :-)
Comment: I was going to rate down for this swap (your envelope is postmarked the 24th) but something tells me that it got lost as your return address is circled..not even sure why. I love the vintage card & egg holders a lot!
Response: I only mark things as sent when they are out of my hands and on their way to the recipient, so I checked the swap page for the date that I put it in the mail and it says April 12th! I'm completely bafffled why the postmark is a whole 12 days late! I would think that if my address was circled it would have come back to me and not gone on to you. I'm stumped, but thank you for not rating down as I really did send it with what I thought was plenty of time. I'm glad you liked it. If you ever find out what its detour was, I'd love to know.
Comment: Thank you for the great post card. I may get down to the butterfly jungle. I have been to similar in Iowa and recently was at one in Tucson. Looks like we are close to neighbors. Well, guess not that close but Mickey Mouse is my neighbor.
Comment: I love this Tolkien quotation---the more one thinks about it, the deeper the meaning grows. I'm not interested in fantasy fiction at all and have not read Tolkien, but both of my kids "devoured" Tolkien, reading him again and again. My son has always been especially fond of Tolkien. Thanks for very meaningful quotation of literary wisdom!
Comment: Dear Mandi, thank you very much for your card and the Tea! I'm going to try it later today. I totally agree with you mentioning the accessibility of the world through Swap-Bot! I think it also helps to be kinder to and have some more respect for people in the world. Again thank you very much! Angelique (Eudaimonia)
Comment: Thanks for the Laugh out Loud PC. I hope you and I are not bound for a firey everafter, because it sure made me laugh. I also love that you put the stamp over to the side so I could see that the PC was so vintage that it used to cost a penny to mail. I am loving this swap and loved your bunny ears selection.
Comment: Thanks for the clever B is for Buffalo card and the hand-drawn pan of brownies with one of them mysteriously missing! I enjoyed the funny buffalo and the brownies--not sure which of us ate that one missing brownie! Thanks for putting so much of yourself into a "store bought" postcard. Hope you are having plenty of spring and not the avalanches and mudslides in California. At least it should help with the drought all through your state. Have a good time swapping!
Comment: Thank you Mandi for the vintage PC view of Disneyland, CA, brought back memories. My sister & I went to Disneyland, Calif. back in 1979, great trip to see Calif. Wow, and you are a pass holder for the theme park. My sister & family are pass holders at WDW. Even though we all moved to Central FL in '2010 - '2011, I'm still amazed to be living near WDW & other theme parks. Happy March to you!
Comment: Hello Mandi,
Thank you for the beautiful tulip postcard you sent me for this swap. The best parts of this postcard were the quote you sent on the postcard. It was a quote I needed to read at this time in my life. So, thank you. The other best part was the actual postcard as I really like the flower you chose to send. So, thank you. I hope we get to swap again.
Comment: What a perfect card for this swap! I love Dr. Seuss--at least most of his books. I love The Cat in the Hat, but hate the movie version. My "grandson"--see my profile--loved Go Dog, Go." I am not sure that's Seuss, but think it is. Anyway he memorized it when he was barely 3 yr old. I think that's because I made our reading of it interactive by stopping and pointing at the color we needed & he'd say the color or animal or the tree, etc. When he was a young 2 yr old, after nap he was frantic to have what I thought was "Taco." I finally asked him to show me what he wanted, He started for the stairs and it clicked in my mind! He wanted "Go Dog, Go" DOG go--sounds like "tago" or Taco, right? This card may have to go on the cork board in my art/craft room. Thanks very much for a perfect card for me!
Comment: Belated thank you for the charming Small Fry card and for recommending "Remember Dreams Come True" -- I will have to YouTube it! The Main Street Electrical Parade was one of my fondest childhood memories of visiting Disneyland, from the music to the colors. I hope to see it the next time I visit â™¥
Comment: Hi Mandi! I have this same PC set and love it, so now I can finally send this one out and still have one for myself. :) I agree, steering clear of shady characters is excellent advice for every age! lol
Comment: Thank you! And thanks for the head's up about the licorice root - I look forward to trying that tea. I have an orange tea (can't remember its name) that has licorice root in it too and I can't taste it there, so I know it can be done! :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great Monsters Inc. postcard. I actually have watched the electrical parade many times at Walt Disney World before they moved it back to California. One of my favs that will be missed for sure. Thank you also for joining my swap. I will be running more in the future.
Comment: Thank you so much for the ultra-wonderful PC! It could not have been more perfect for the current "times." I'll be blogging about it later this week. Thanks, too, for joining in! I hope to see you in the wisdom swaps again!
Comment: What a fun envelope and note! Thanks so very much, I forgot how much I loved frogs, we actually had a "frog band" theme at my wedding 10 years ago. Love the sticker sheets and the quote cards, they were perfect! Thanks again!
Comment: Hi Mandi! TY for the lovely vintage pc! I am sorry you had such a hectic day - when you have small children, the days seem long but the years go fast! Hope you find lots to make you smile over the holidays and that you can get some rest! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I am so very glad you were the partner who sent this month's spell. I just re-did my entire yard to drought friendly plants and hardscape. I put in several trays of Wolly Thyme and it is flourishing beyond my expectations. It was not an easy plant to find, so I went to the big city an hour away to get three trays of it. I am honestly delighted with this spell. It is absolutely perfect for me in a number of ways. Thanks
Comment: Hi Mandi ðŸ˜Š Sorry to hear about your 2 kiddos being fretful. I have a 3 year old granddaughter that keeps me on my toes! Bless you! I hope your day got better and your babies are well!
I loved the teas you sent and the extras!!' I LOVED the clips!!! Did you make them?!?!
Thank you for the happy Mail â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous PC. I lived in southern CA for 17 years and we didn't really get a 'fall' but the mountain areas around us did -- it was one of the things I did miss when I lied there as southern CA doesn't have the more diverse weather as northern CA. Living in VA now I do get 4 very distinct seasons but must say I do, from time to time, miss the longer warm and drier days of southern CA. Thanks for the beautiful PC and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Comment: I usually save the stocking stuffers for the holiday. HOWEVER, your little envelope with Fox on it PLUS Cardinal on the sticker AND Rabbit for the stamp just blew me away. This is by far the sweetest packaging I have seen. So, I opened it and found a quilting tool book mark. Mandi, you are one of those angels on Earth. I swear you did more for me in this little package and I really needed it today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Comment: What a cool postcard! Thank you so much, Mandi, I love it! (Though I can't say that I've ever seen the moon look like this here in Arizona. I saw the moon look like this in Oklahoma once, though!) :-) Thank you again for sharing this with me! And the quote you shared is wonderful!!!
Comment: Great photo, Mandi. Thanks for the card. When I did my Master Gardener training I worked on a big butterfly garden & I've always grown butterfly attracting plants at home. For a while I kept caterpillars in an aquarium so I could photograph the whole process and get some good shots of the buterflies when they 1st emerged. But I never got a head-on shot of the eyes like you did with that Julia. Wow!
Comment: Thanks for the great PC. . . such a great quotation. I was, however, a bit saddened that you don't like Tinkerbell although I certainly understand based on what you told me. She was always just a 'side note' for me -- my love was Peter Pan but must say she was quite annoying at times! Thanks again for the great PC ~
Comment: Mandi - so sorry for the delay in rating - you were buried in a pile of papers. I LOVE the Tolkien quote postcard ðŸ’• Thank you so much!
We went to our Ren Faire last weekend - so much fun ðŸ˜Š
Comment: OMG! Awesome picks! I love it all! But I think my favorite is the PC with the C.S. Lewis quote (I have a screen shot of the quote from a book I read a couple of months ago) and the Sun and Star embellishments! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the great card! I love all of the cards I get from postcrossing. I like the unique "what the heck" cards and I love unique cards. I really love picking out and sending cards the most! I can't wait to swap again. This was my first swap. Thanks for making it great!
Comment: Thank you for the very nice Radiator Springs card! I agree, it's especially nice to look at in the evening. It's a funny thing: I enjoy Radiator Springs a lot, but I think the "Cars" movies are awful! :)
Comment: As much as I love summer, I'm over it for this year and ready for the cooler days of fall, too. We must be getting all of your rain. There's been so much of it and all it does is jack up the humidity and make everything moldy. Thanks for a good swap!
Comment: Belated thank you for the vintage repro Cadillac card (it reminds me of Mad Men :) and for sharing recollections of your family's "Kitty," Mandi! I was reminded of my late godmother's Lincoln, which I associate with my childhood; my godmother and her husband, like surrogate aunt and uncle to me and my siblings, would take us to pick out a present at Toys R Us on our birthdays and for Christmas, and I fondly remember her sitting in the front passenger seat, smiling back and talking with us, as the Everly Brothers and other classic rock/country would play :) It wasn't exactly the same when they got a van later, although we would bicker over who controlled the "captain chair" behind the driver's seat! Hope you are having a good weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the near friendship bracelet, my daughter was given one the other day, and she asked if I had any embroidery thread, my daughter is in her 40s and a little girl gave her one. So cute. Lol thanks for the extras, fun swap
Comment: Love the notecard, the knock-knock note and the papers.. I had to laugh at how much we all "think" alike - when we my husband was going to get paint, I asked him to bring back some paint chip samples for crafting/sending ;-) I hope the truck repairs went well and you had a better week! Take care, Annette
Comment: Hi Mandi and thank you for the California postcard you sent to me for the swap. Sun glasses in the golden sands, reminds me of a trip to Calif. my sister and I made way back in 1979. It was fun as we went to DisneyLand. Now, I live near WDW. Fun swap. Hope you enjoy your August. Its hot days, very humid with thunderstorms here in FL.
Comment: Thank you for a thoughtful and wonderfully packaged swap. Both of my grandchildren had a fun time opening all the presents you sent. Extra thanks for the blow pops the bookmarks the stick on earrings and the Frozen stuff. The kids had a blast. Many thanks and even more hearts.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mandi! I nearly squeed when I opened your envelope this afternoon -- I loved and appreciate everything you sent! Those are three of my favorite quotes, and I really needed to re-read them today. The vintage postage is amazing -- I always love seeing people's handwriting/messages/postage and images whatever the decade. The Columbia Records and Pocahontas cards are two designs that I loved but had sent in swaps awhile ago, and I look forward to using the red telephone box and kawaii bunny bookmarks! Thank you for such a thoughtful, delightful envelope of happy mail <3 Happy weekend!
Comment: Oh wow, Mandi- I really loved this package... You made it so profile specific that I couldn't have chosen stuff better suited for me, myself LOL. I LOVE all the pug jokes and the comic strip (way cute!) as well as the little bunny and package of hot cocoa. Thanks again, Tracy