Comment: I really like your notecard and reading that you and your mom have great times making cookies together. I need to look up the Korean beef over rice recipe, it sounds yummy. Thank you for the stickers. Happy swapping, happy spring
Comment: Hello Tess & thank you for hosting the Pixar PC swap. Thank you for the Pixar PC showing artwork of "A Bug's Life." That's an amazing find you bought at Goodwill store. I love the animated movie "Epic."
Comment: Hi Tess thank you for the "Beechnut Fairy" PC Also thank you for the quote! I had no idea about the first lines...they are lovely. This is one of my favorite fairy quotes :) (W.B.Yeats) Happy Spring swapping. peace love light
Comment: Thanks for the great PC. I never thought of the armadillo as a woodland dweller. I have only seen them myself in the desert and grasslands... not that it would have mattered to me for the swap.
Response: Whats funny, is I've never seen them outside of ALL shaded forests where grub give under the damp dirt! They let you get very close to watch them, it's funny. I just don't wanna accidentally fall on one carrying leprosy one day. They're cute, disease ridden little critters. 😂
Comment: Thank you for your note and the washi tape! The Wizard of Oz washi is awesome! Hope that you are staying dry. Our family has been staying in the south Houston area, and the rain is something else there! Have a great day!
Comment: SO MUCH WASHI!! lol That was a fun envelope and card to open and see all the washi you used :) And there were a couple samples you sent that I adore and even found one inside the card that I liked too lol Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you so much for your card! Sounds like you had a very nice weekend even with a little malfunction. I really want to see "How to train...#3. I enjoy those movies. I love the new tapes you sent also!
I hope you had a Happy Easter!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful washi tapes. I also really enjoy reading the card:) Yes, it’s right now 17 degree C so all the snow melted but the flowers are not blooming yet. Have a nice evening
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Disney card! I love Rapunzel so much! Great list. I hope you make it to all of those places. I have never been to any of them, but it seems like I need to add them to my travel wishlist. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for your list, I loved all of the YA books on it! And believe it or not, there are many I have not read! But seeing that you listed Clockwork makes me happy, I love that book!
Response: You're welcome! I 💗 Clockwork and wish it were longer!!! I have another to add that I started reading this week, it's called the Wing and Claw series and I adore it so far. I'm 1/2 way through the first one! Thanks for the rating and 💖!
Comment: Your party GoT weekend sounds like a blast. Here a local B&B has a monthly passport dinner series. They pick a destination and cook a meal inspired by the foods and culture of that destination. This month the destination is Westeros! It is a fancy four course with cocktail pairings but my favorite course is Arya's Meat Pie (not human meat) lol
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.A really, real NASA postcard from the source.
Sounds like it comes with perks? lol I was in a training pool once and they tried to humiliate me by sending my in the kiddie end. I was trying to hide the fact I had a fear of water. lolololl lololol I passed. yay!
Response: That's awesome that you passed! We're going next Friday for the first time!! You're so welcome!! Happy Swapping! Thais for the rating and 💗!
Comment: Thank you so much for the note and all the goodies that you picked out to go with it. Your camper/tiny house sounds amazing and the themes you are doing for each room will be so fun! It was great to be your partner for this swap! Thanks!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the rating and 💟!
Comment: Cute stationery! Your best friend sounded amazing :) I'm just getting into stamps! And you have so many favorite movies! Many that I haven't seen XD Thanks for the letter and stickers, happy swapping!
Response: He was! 😁 My mom has 9 million stamps at this moment. LOL. I do have a huge list! You're welcome!!
Thanks for the rating and 💘!
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and your note.
I have always loved following the space race and NASA programs. From Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin through the Shuttle Program and the current SpaceX and Boing race to replace them. It must be fun to have a 'front row seat'.
Response: No problem! It's actually funny, NASA works with SpaceX and Boeing A LOT more than you'd think, they have a lot of collaborations going on right now! I don't get to know hardly anything because Dad is so high up in his security clearance, we don't talk about his work. Plus it's science with batteries, so I could honestly care less, but it's awesome he works there, I'm so proud of him! He went from getting his PhD to being a small university professor, to the Navy as a civilian and 5 years later NASA called him, not the other way around!
Comment: Thank you very much for this swap, I really like the postcard (ive squiggled the date on it so I remember). The stickers were most excellent and when I tried to lift out the washi tape to have a closer look, even more surprise cat stickers fell out. yissss! Great swap, would totes do it again.
Response: Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!! I had hoped it would happen that way!!! :)
Thanks for the rating and 💘!
Comment: I love all the foxes and I especially love this postcard! I had it once... I bought the set of boxed cards it came in... but of course I sent it to someone. Now I'm happy to have one like it stamped and written on! Thank you and best wishes!
Response: I had it too and someone sent it to me, so I thought perfect I'll make a swap just for this!! Thanks for the rating and 💘!
Comment: THANKS FOR HOSTING AND FOR A GREAT TAKE ON H. WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF 'HORRIFYING' THANKS FOR THE GREAT CARD, SNOW WHITE STICKER AND FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE OTHER DISNEY SWAPS! HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Response: I thought horrifying was hilarious for that card!! 😂😂😂 Thanks for the rating and 💘!
Comment: Thanks for the Houston card! I am just under 4 hours from Galveston. We do make it to the coast a few times a year though. We do a lot of sailing here, with two lakes with 50-10 minutes we spend lots of time on the water.
Response: Nice! My parents want to live on a boat for a few years eventually!
Comment: cute sea lion pc...that is an amazing fact....how is that possible?....how fast do they grow?...bizarre!!...then they spend the rest of their days procrastinating and being lazy on the rocks sun bathing!!!....what a life!!!...haha....have a good day!! cheers!
Response: This article explains the delayed growth better than I could! https://dolphins.org/sea_lion_info
It's CRAZY! I've never heard of anything like that in any other mammals.
Comment: Thank you for the swap. Sorry about taking so long in rating. I had a death in the family and I was out of town for awhile. The envelope itself being gold with scratch and sniff stickers made it even better. LoL ❤
Comment: I'm sorry this is so late!
Something weird happened to my account that i no longer had this archived and thought I already rated! (sorry!)
But thank you so much for the lovely card and little extras! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much! Have a great day and happy swapping..... Love the Card! And the Stickers! I haven't been able to find any SPD stickers anywhere! Have fun at the parade! I'm Irish too, on my dad's side of the family! Still working all that out, since I just found them all early last year, through DNA.
Comment: Just love everything about this swap, starting with the cheerful envelope full of decoration, the cute card with squirrel critters, your personal note and the little baggie of goodies. Very nice. Thank you and Happy Heart's Day to you also!
Comment: What an incredible story, thank you for sharing with me. I am sorry for your loss; but I am happy you had such a wonderful relationship together that provides you with many loving memories. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Comment: Tess, Love this Fox and this Fox postcard ◳. You made it really fun on the flip side with the woodland creatures glitter stickers and happy note and the colored inks. My fav state park in TN is where I go to try to find the foxes I have seen there before. I have not yet had the experience you did but Thank You for sharing that story. Hope to swap with you again
Comment: I want to thank you for the swap. I must admit I got things mixed up when opening them., but I was happy with everything, I got such lovely and interesting articles. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Marcia
Comment: Absolutely divine! I love everything you wrote and sent. Thank you for hosting. I have a empty candle jar with a lid that I put all your notes into. This really is a cheer bringer. Thank you 💜
Comment: Thank you re sending. Love the old photos you sent. Are those people your family? I remember taking pictures in the photo booth and getting a strip of pictures, I completely forgot about that. Thanks for the memory.
Comment: I invited you to the mermaid lovers unite group! put your name in the forum with your address and I will send you mermaid postcards for your birthday!!! I cant believe you live so close to me! lol LOVE the mermaid card! thank you so much!
Response: Aww yay!!! Awesome!! Will definitely accept! Thanks so much!!! Thanks for the 💗 too!!
Comment: Hey, Tess! Many thanks for your photo note card and stickers! I do like botanicals! I'm really impressed by your resolutions and even had to look some of them up to! Good luck with your Fire Poi class - and be careful! My goal on that would be to leave with both eyebrows still present and accounted for! :) Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and extras! I will check into the Moody Gardens event. Hubby's on vacation from now till the 4th of January. Maybe we can make it down. Merry Christmas!
Response: So we found out that they cut the movie down to 11 minutes and didn't go! We did go to their Festival of Lights though and enjoyed that! Zoo Lights are better though! ⛄🎄You're welcome!! Happy Christmas!!🎄⛄ Thanks for rating and 💟!
Comment: LOVE! Samson went straight for the blue feather toy.. he adores it - maybe even OBSESSED. I can't wait to try the catnip spray :P And I love the Pusheen stamp set! Forever love all things Pusheen ^^ Meowy Catmas to you! :D
Response: Yasssss!!!! I was going to wrap his stuff and then I realized, most people's cats don't physically OPEN their own presents like mine do. If there is a hint of catnip inside the paper, they tear into it. 😂😂 Glad he liked it and so glad you loved the Pusheen stamps! I thought they were SO CUTE for swaps!!! 😍 Meowy Christmas!!! 😻⛄🎄🎁
Comment: Thank you very much for that great Christmas tree (post)card. Yes, it is cold here, but not so much. I think it is still more autumn than winter. The temperature varies between minus 5 and 8 'C (23 - 46 'F). It was snowing a few times but it is mainly rainy and windy. Merry Christmas and happy birthday ;) !
Response: You're welcome!!, 46 is FREEZING to me!! I'm used to 100+* F. Our autumns are in the high 80s F. I would freeze to death!!!! I lived in Indiana for a few years and hated it because my bone disease hates the cold!! Keep toasty and Happy Christmas!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for sending a gift for Mom! (I was at the Kemah Boardwalk a couple of months ago for a writer's conference.)
Response: Of course! I flipped through it and it's sonething I would like as a Christian, so I hope she enjoys it! I will walk on the boardwalk, but won't spend money at anything owned by Tillman Fertitta because he has those 4 white tigers locked up in the downtown aquarium and they've never seen sunlight, felt grass under their feet or breathed fresh air for 15+ years hes had them on TILE in tiny cages at night. It's horrifying!!
Comment: Thank you for the Grinch card and all the very cute extras. You have quite a list. There are a few on your list I haven't seen. I will have to look them up. I love holiday movies. Thanks for hosting 🎄
Response: Thanks for the rating and the 💝! I hope you can find them and enjoy them!!
Comment: Hi Tess, So HAPPY you were my partner!! I love this Christmas card, It will go front and center on my fireplace with my other cards!! Thanks so much and thanks so much for the cute magnets, they are already on my fridge!! O ur 16 yr old kitty, Mistletoes loves presents too and loves to unwrap them. Right now only one present under the tree, it is wrapped not in a bag and Missy won't leave it alone, however it is not for her, but for my hubby. Missy loves to help with all paper crafting and card writing!! Winnie is my cuddle bug. Meowy Christmas to you!!
Response: Yay!!! I thought it was SOOO cute I had to make a swap for it!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it too!!! We found out Sherlock also likes to unwrap presents since I sent that card, as he unwrapped and helped himself to one of my swap partners cats catnip toys that I forgot to put in the closet because Cinna will unwrap what he knows is his. 😂😂😂 Meowy Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card💖It’s stamped 11/13 and I just got it today. It took the scenic route🤪lol
Response: I SWEAR I'm going to lose my mind with the postal system. That was when I was still having issues with my mail woman who couldn't read! Glad it FINALLY made it!! Thanks for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: You didn't put anything on the outside of the envelope but I am assuming that this mail might be from this swap so I will save it for the appropriate time. Am getting excited to open all of the cards that are stacking up=) Happy swapping!
Response: Whoops, so sorry! That is what it's for!! :) Happy Christmas! Thank you for the heart and for rating!! 🎄
Comment: Hi Tess! Thank you for the Chrismassy envelope and mail. I like the gift tags and stickers a lot. I'm hoping to see the Grinch soon and I saw the Nutcracker - it was visually so stunning. All the best for Christmas and 2019!
Response: Happy Christmas! Thank you for the heart and for rating!! 🎄 I saw the Nutcracker 3 times and cosplayed a Nutcracker mouse for Dickens on the Strand this year!
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me this lovely postcard of your favorite fairy tale. I was reminded by the painting that Sleeping Beauty’s name was Briar-Rose. I always loved fairy tales and that was a favorite of mine too.
Response: You're welcome!! Glad you enjoyed our!! Thanks for the rating and the 💝!
Comment: Hi Tess! Thanks so much for the awesome card and nice long note - I loved all of it! And you *know* I loved all the goodies you tucked inside. They were great! How funny that we have so many similar interests. I loved reading about yours. Thanks so much for the great card and treats!
Response: Yay! Glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for the rating and 💗!!
Comment: I want my rating to reflect the efforts you made to resolve the issue of lost mail. You quickly replied and offered a resolution to resend the lost items- and put together a wonderful swap! Thank you so much for the Ghoul card and all of the darling goodies inside. I plan to use a couple of them on my Halloween photos from this year. Happy Swapping! Thank you so much for resending it.
Comment: Thanks for the great card and extras! funny thing about Halloween, I don't like scary movies. I like the non-scary movies, like 'Hocus Pocus' and the like. lol No scary ones for me! Thanks again...
Comment: Your envelope was just as exciting as what was on the inside! The snowman card and all the goodies are too cute! Hope you have fun at your activities. We have several tree lightings here that are exciting and of course the ride through the "rich" area of town is always awesome during Christmas! Thank you!
Comment: Before I flipped the card over I thought this reminds me of Cinderella pretending to be Sleeping Beauty in the woods. I was sort of right! I have 3 illustrations! Two on my upper body (a matching shoulder and back tattoo). They are Alice in Wonderland quotes pre-and-post falling into wonderland. Then I have a word from a book on my lower arm as a wedding tattoo with my husband. I like the shoulders, but leg tattoos are gorgeous! Good luck.
Comment: Swap deadline date 9/23/11. Swapper sent message 9/28/11 that swap will be later than she anticipated. Rating will change once swap is received. Swap received thank you. 10oct2013 recvd your message asking to change your rating from 3 to 5. Swap rating was changed from 1 for late send late communication to 3 once swap finally arrived. Unsure what you wish to be done at this point. Here is only message I find regarding changing your rating. 9-2011--No worries, Thanks for contacting me today I had not heard from you and wondered about this swap. I will go ahead and rate you a 1 just as a reminder and will change once the swap arrives.
Please let me know if I'm missing something here. Thanks. 10-10-13
24Oct2018-Tess, I sent a couple messages to you about your Halloween card swap and only today just noticed you had blocked me sometime after this message-> Date: Oct 1, 2018
Subject: RE: RE: Goals
Awesome!!! Thanks so much for the info!! I will definitely look into it. Right now I'm managing with pain meds and CBD ingestion every day and I take CBD baths too! I am willing to try anything. I posted my aerial yoga Instagram in a comment on the rating you gave me, but if you don't have an IG account, you should Google it! I love it, although most days it's too hot or it's been raining for literally 3 weeks here and I've been able to do it twice with breaks in the rain. It's great for beginners to advanced. I'm getting a new 40 denier nylon hammock this week as I've got parachute material that doesn't have any give to it and lemme tell you, when your hips are digging into parachute material, feels like crap. 😂😂😂😂
I read your complaint in the forum for being dropped from a couple of swaps because of an ancient 3 rating. I had no clue it was me that had Correctly rated you first a 1 for this swap, with late communication and an even later mailed swap. I changed it to a 3 as per swapbot rules but you kept hounding me after you had gotten all your other swappers to change their 3 ratings for late swaps sent by you to 5’s.
I don’t wish they correctly rated past swap to be the reason for you be banned from future swaps so....
Response: Have asked earthnk if they received it yet. No response so far.
Update 9/23/14-Never heard anything back from seller after I sent postcard.
No idea how you got blocked, must've been a butt block! 😂😂 I wasn't complaining about the 3, I was complaining about being banned with no reason given.
Comment: Tess, I love the postcard you sent and the gratitude list you created. You have a lot of wonderful things going on in your life. I was fascinated by the aerial yoga - how did you get into that? And I wondered what type of volunteer work you do and what pets you have.... Thanks so much for a great swap!
Comment: Love, love, love this card! And the purple foam bat on the back of the envie actually made it through the mail intact! Fun goodies too! Hope you had fun at your Creepy Crawl. You need to post a pic of your costume! Thank you!
Response: Glad it made it through without eating it, I always forget about the foam, I'm glad you reminded me so I don't do it with Christmas stickers!! Thanks for the rating and the 💜!
Comment: Dear Tess,
Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I am a teacher so I love children’s story books. If I was you, I would of struggled to pass this card o, but I will cherish it 😊
I can see you posted it on the 27th by the post mark....it took so long to arrive but it made it in the end!
Response: I'm glad it finally did. I cannot for the LIFE of me figure out what's going on with my mail, other than a crappy postal worker. Thanks for the rating and the 💜!
Comment: Hey! HAHAHA! It's a horse!! and I'm in Aiken! lol. Love it! Have fun at the creepy crawl! And thank you!
Response: Hehehe. Thought you'd enjoy that! I just stuck a donkey from that same set in our farm leaders mailbox the other day and she said, "How did you get it here without a stamp?" Then immediately realized before I could get an answer out that I stuck it in the mailbox on a day I was there!! 😂😂😂 Thanks for the rating and 💜!
Comment: Oh if you just grabbed a post card then today is a lucky day! I love the post card! I have been to Disneyland twice and Disney World 4 times. I wish I had bought more cards!!!! Love them thank you so much!
Response: Happy you enjoyed it!!! :) I did a random pull from my Disney pile since I saw you loved it too!! 💜💚💙
Comment: Female Beetlejuice sounds like amazing fun! Thank you for the great card, movie list and goodies. I have been searching for those big holographic spiders unsuccessfully. Happy Halloween 🎃👻💀🍁👀🖤🧡🖤🧡
Response: Should be fun if my jacket gets here on time!! Those spiders came from Walmart! I know mine is out of them now, or I would send you a pack!
Comment: thanks for the card its odd because my other card was of a wolf and it made sense it told a tale I must be little bo peep lol thanks I just couldn't resist this nice blind pull and you must pm me where you buy postcards they are hard to find here xxx
Response: Oh that's so funny. Always buy all my postcards on Amazon! Thanks for the rating and the 💜!
Comment: I loved reading through your list of Halloween movies! It looks like we have a lot of favorites in common, haha. I still haven't seen A Quiet Place or It, so they are on my "to watch" list! :)
Also, the "to brew lists" you included cracked me up, I love a good pun.
Response: Have you seen it yet? So good! Hopefully you got to see It around Halloween! Thanks for the rating and the 💜!
Comment: Hi Tess,
Thank you for the Puffin and its food PC and the puffin facts I didn't know.
Whenever we leave Portsmouth (NH) Harbor and head up the Maine coast, the pass close by Boon Island where we often see puffin and seals on the small rocky island and occasionally, dolphin "pilot" the boat near there.
Response: Aww that's so cool! I'm a huge animal lover and I've need seen a puffin! We do have plenty of dolphin down here, I'm on the Gulf.
Comment: Thank u Tess for ur awesome pocohantas post card. Love it. I love elephants too! My parents recently downsized and was giving stuff away to my brother and sister and I. I really wanted this wicker set that has elephants on the front. And the rice chests they brought back from Korea with me also has the face of an elephant. Ok how do u make homemade whipping cream? Have a good day
Response: Awww! Yay! You're welcome!! For homemade whipping cream I take 5 packets of Stevia with probably 3 cups of heavy whipping cream in the mixer until it starts to get stiff!
Comment: Hi Tess, enjoyed your goals for swap#14 of week goals. Well Done on your w. loss.That is fantastic. I lost 125lbs over a decade ago and happily have kept well under the 200lb mark. it's hard though. I feel like my lost butt is hovering around every corner I pass waiting to hop back on. No Bueno :-) What is aerial yoga? That sounds fascinating!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the rating and 💟! I made my goals!! Im at 197 now! 😁😁 That's so funny about waiting for your butt. Aerial yoga is where you do yoga in a hammock and it's amazing! If you have an Instagram, my aerial hasn't been updated for awhile, but you'll get the just of it through the photos and videos (its set to private, but if you have one, feel free to add me
Im getting back into taking photos and videos of my practice. Its just too hot in the summer here in Texas!
Comment: Fabulous fun card and goodies! Love the magnet, now I can have Halloween year round! I saw a "The Mummy's Shroud" at the drive-in when I was 9 yrs old and had nightmares for a long time after! So drive-ins are definitely the best for scary movies! Thank you!
Response: Yessss! I thought you'd enjoy all the cat related stuff! So glad you liked it!! Thanks for the rating and the 💟!
And yes, they are!!! I'm so excited, it's been awhile since I've been, but at 30, I've probably seen close to about 30 movies at various drive ins around the country! 😁
Comment: Yay! another postcard from you! I always love how you decorate the back! That's awesome how you were a vet tech in Augusta! I have really become much more of an animal person since moving here! Thanks again! <3
Response: Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! I miss it! I loved it so much!! You're so welcome! Thank you for re heart and the 5!
Comment: Tess! Thank you for yet another wonderful postcard! I love it! I have the same postcard set and it's nice to get postcards from the set instead of having to send them out all the time! Now I don't have to hoard the ones I love lol
Response: So funny, I've had several partners that bought that set! I love getting them too! They're awesome! I've been doing lots of random pulls for it! Thanks for the rating and heart again!!
Comment: Tess thank you so much for the hilarious postcard! I loved the sticker on there too! Same with you I find great deals on Amazon and eBay for postcard boxes/books! I can't believe you used to live by me! My jaw dropped when I read that! Lol I wish you still did! We moved here couple years ago still don't know anyone lol thanks for the wonderful info on therapeutic riding! I will definitely look into it! Best wishes to you<3
Comment: Perfect PC! We are too much alike and we need to get together! I love Tim Holtz and I've been making his old tags with a craft shop in Waxahachie. And the weather, Oh My! We've had tons of flood warnings this weekend but not as much rain as was originally expected. Great washi! Thank you!
Comment: Tess thanks bunches! I love the owls and we actually got two different owl postcards today! what cool things to put in a time capsule. I chose an iPhone x and a sample of todays music and a dvd.
Response: Aweaome! So glad you liked it!! Thanks for the rating and the 💟!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, the Dr Who items and the butterflies. You sure found a way to my ♥ *giggle*. I would love to see the HP pumpkin from last year. It sounds amazing. Our leaves should be changing soon. We are east of Reno and actually see the leaves change, which is cool. We also take hay rides to the pumpkin patch (Look up Lattin Farms on the net, that is in our town). Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Tess,
Tanks for the adorable card. Really vintage Saturday Evening Post-ish.
Here is a link to the Folklore behind the name of my road, if you are interested.
Response: I just love the vintage ones! That's so cool! Thanks for sharing! I love Folklore!
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much Tess for the amazing mail! The corgi sticker on the front...SO CUTE! :D I of course loved everything you enclosed especially the postcard and the raven cut outs - you were so kind to include so many goodies! I will be writing back this week so look for my reply in your mail box soon!
Response: Yay!!! I just found some more stuff I think you'll enjoy! I need to start photographing everything I send everyone! I can't wait!
Comment: Haha, right? Okay, I've only met one person that I actually got to know from Maine, but totally wacko. Then you have to remember it's not only a matter of SK locating his novels there, but he is a product of Maine. Comes by it honestly! Also, I love this coming from someone from Texas. There are some who say stuff about Texans. Personally, I know many Texans who I love very much, so I don't. Well, maybe sometimes, but only a joke. So if you were hearing this, big ass smile and a little wink wink, not actual any kind of criticism, please take in good friendly heart as meant. I mean, most other states are interesting to me, as I'm from Minnesota, and not much interesting here. Well, we were interesting when we had a pro wrestler for governor, maybe. Anyway, thanks for the beautiful card!
Comment: Thanks for the great card. We love Austin. Just took a trip down there in July for my Mom's birthday. We hit 4 cities on the BBQ Trail. Our home base for the 4 nights was Austin and we took Day trips. We plan to go back in February.
Comment: Belated thank you for this gorgeous, sumptuously-colored (it makes me think of a fairy tale!) Harry Rountree-illustrated card, whimsical and colorful stickers, and wonderful quote! I'd have to say tea first (English breakfast with a splash of milk) before an adventure :)
Comment: Belated thank you for the adorable sketch of Pongo and Roger! I agree that Cruella can be terrifying for little kids! I don't think I have ever watched all of 101 Dalmatians or Robin Hood in their entirety; I am familiar with scenes and songs from the Disney Sing-Along tapes I loved as a kid :) Thank you also for your kind words about my profile <3
Comment: This was wonderful thank you!
Your pets sound wonderful!
And oh man! I would loooove to try Aerial yoga someday! I would be too nervous for Acro right now, I'm so clumsy! I did look up _Gypsyon, she's amazing! I can't believe her strength!
Also, let me know if you would ever want to do a private swap! I think it would be fun!
Comment: Tess your letter is very cool and clever! Thank you so much - love the tea stained paper and unfortunately the seal on the back is gone, but it still makes a very cool effect. Thank you so much! darla
Response: MAN! That was the FIRST one I did too! I'm so mad it came off! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Easter card. I really appreciate your message. we will be at our home with part of our family. The rest are out of town with loved ones. Also thanks for the cute extras.
Response: Absolutely! I hope you had a good one! <3 Thanks for the heart and the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the PC and quote! Its beautiful! Best thing about summer is cotton candy everywhere! ðŸ˜Š
Response: I'm drinking a "fru fru berry" soda from the Dublin bottling company here in Texas, tastes like cotton candy and berries! You're welcome! Glad ... my sugar glider just launched herself onto that cotton candy soda and spilled it evverryyywhere. LOL Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Hi Tess - thanks for adding to my map collection ðŸ˜€ That's cool that you lived in VA. Funny, I lived in Dallas when I was 4 years old - I actually remember a little bit of it, but it was a loooooong time ago!
Response: Of course! :D I haven't been to Dallas yet! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
Comment: Thank you so much! Oddly enough, I was just at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter here in California, and mailed several postcards with the Hogsmeade stamp. It was fun to get one of my own!
Response: I didn't even realize there was one in California already. LOL! <3 Glad you have one of your own now! I love getting them back in the mail with the keep one, mail one swaps! Thanks for the hearts! <3
Comment: Oh my goodness!! If I can give you better than this rating, I so would! Thank you so much for the Hogwarts Postcard! That is definitely going into my collection! Your postcard is in the mail to go back!
Response: I'm going to keep hosting Harry Potter Postcard Swaps! :D I loved the one back! <3 It's on my fridge now!
Comment: Thank you for your card! It's always great to hear that someone is happy where living. I'd like to move somewhere where the climate would be milder but that'd mean I'd have to move to another country and in Rurope that'd pretty much mean learning another langusge too ðŸ˜ƒ
Response: So true about Europe! Hope you get to better weather! Thanks for the heart! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and your letter. We love to come down to the Boardwalk. We haven't done that in awhile now. It's time to get down there. I'm not sure if we will make the rodeo this year. I'd love to see Willie again. He has been ill quite a bit lately but there's so much walking out there. We will see.
Response: I'm going to the rodeo for the first time on the 21st for ZZ! I'm so excited! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I am so sorry I never rated this. I could have sworn that I did but the reason I didn;t is because I loved the postcard you sent me so much that it went right up on my wall! Thank you for such a lovely postcard!
Comment: Thank you Tess loved your swap, I love all the owls, cards and the "Russian nesting owls" on the card is too cute. I love the washi, it is awesome the selection is perfect. Thanks a bunch! ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š
Response: I am so glad you finally got it and enjoyed everything!!! Looked over your profile and was like, "Yessss!! I have things I think she will enjoy!" So sorry it got overlooked during my trip! :) Thanks for the heart! <3
Comment: How very sweet that you sent me dolphin stickers. I have not been able to find any. Very sweet note too. I love when people have clearly read my profile and make it a point to send things I will like.
Response: I hoped you'd like them!! I knew I wasn't going to use them so I thought I'd pass them on. :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Omg you gave me the biggest smile today. I love everything you sent! I wish you could see how happy Lillea is. I might have to tie her down. Oh thank you thank you thank you! Squeeeeee!
Response: Aww I'm so glad!!!! I so love it when people enjoy what I send, I think it's more satisfying than receiving stuff. I actually swap for the satisfaction of sending stuff. LOL! Thanks for the rating and the heart!!! :)
Comment: Thank you! The envelope is really pretty!
Response: Sorry about the postage. It makes me really mad actually. I had no idea about the 1/4 an inch because out of all the swaps I've sent, she's never told me that either. Hope you enjoyed anyway!
Comment: OMG!!!(: LOVE IT thank you soo much for stichers. me and my daughter LOVED THEM lol she says were not allowed to send them as swaps lol ther ours to keep. but again thank you so much I loved them and the frozen postcard. and the extras!(:
Response: SO glad you liked it!! I'm glad your little girl liked it too! You guys can create with them! No problem! This is my favorite part about swapping is when people really love what I send! Gives me warm fuzzies!
Comment: Thanks for hosting such a fun swap! Love the Wonder Woman card :) So cool that you get to volunteer at the exotic feline rescue!!! And yes, sounds like we have a TON in common! Would love to penpal with you if you're interested :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed! It is pretty cool, I'll admit, the big cats are phenomenal! Would love to penpal sometime, just starting a new job and have A LOT going on right now, can I message you when things calm down?
Comment: Will save for Valentine's Day! Extra postage was due, but I think my mailwoman got it! I will pay her back for it (:
Response: So sorry! I just figured out why a few I've sent needed extra postage, I was weighing them with a hand scale and my mom looked at me and said, "Where is the piece the mail clips on to?" I had been using it the wrong way, but it was ever so slightly off! Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Tess, thank you so much! You outdid yourself! I'm so stoked to get washabi (sp?) tape! I have never used it and can't wait to try these super cute ones out! Scooby appreciated the scratch behind the ears from you, too ;)
Response: Oh, so glad! (Washi tape :) Glad you haven't tried it, something new! I hope you enjoy it and find uses for it! Thank you for rating and for the heart! Happy Swapping!
Comment: very lovely nativity! I remember my grandmother and her friends would go to ceramic shops and make ceramics. you never know, this one could be one that she made! they would glaze the already formed pieces and have them fired. this one is very pretty! thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the heart and for rating! It would be cool if she had made it. I know she had it for a very long time. :)
Comment: Wow, what a great thing you did for your friend. I can see how this moment stands out for you. I'm sure you rocked the bald head. Sending postive thoughts to you and your friend. Happy holidays to you and a happy and safe new year.
Response: Merry Christmas! Thanks for the heart and for rating!
Comment: Hello Tess! Thank you for the postcard view of the large gorgeous magnolia blossom! Can almost imagine the sweet smell of the tree's flowers. Here at my apt complex there is a huge Magnolia tree, lovely when the white blossoms all open up. Happy Holidays!
Response: They are so wonderful! I miss them! Can't wait to get back to them! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and goodies, Tess, and for your note! I love it all and appreciate you reading my profile and sending such lovely items :) Sure, I'd enjoy doing a profile-based swap with you, just let me know when you feel up to it. Take care, feel better, and have a nice Christmas!!
Response: No problem! I'm glad you enjoyed! Have a Happy Christmas!
Comment: Dear Tess, I am so thankful for all the amazing things you sent me! 3 presents for each of my cats, wow! You're so kind and generous, I can't wait to let them open their presents on Christmas day!! Will come back on the 25th and let you know how much they loved it all! And thank you for the beautiful Christmas card, it's so so so pretty and the extras are amazing! Loved reading about what you do, looks like we have a lot in common, I'm so happy we were paired up in this swap! Merry Christmas! UPDATE: Darling, the babies opened up their presents last night and loved them so much! Thank you for the great toys, they loved them so much!! And thank you for being so thoughtful. Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Response: So glad they enjoyed!!! Merry Christmas!! Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
Comment: hey tess, thanks for the cute pc! thanks for reading my profile and sending a cute art of disney card:) I actually received an "art of pixar" PC recently in a swap , so funny you mention it. Its cute it has 2 cars on a bridge:)
Response: I almost bought the Art of Pixar one!
I think I'll go buy it now.
Comment: That is quite a name for a pet. My 13 yr old Chihuahua had papers, so I named him, "Brutus The Bold." I just call him Brutus. Hagrid loves all creatures so he is a good character to be anyone's favorite.
Response: That's adorable! I love ridiculous pet names now.
Comment: I loved the card SO MUCH! It's right up in my collection now! And I do know about the FBaWTFT! I'm super excited because I never got to cosplay at the midnight showings for the HPmovies because I was always working, but I'm definitely going to do it when these movies come out! I'll find a way! Also, I don't know who your choice is for Newt Scamander but, I TOTALLY would love to see Richard Ayoade play him. I think that would just be perfect!! Again thank you for the lovely postcard!! =D
Response: That is such a good idea! I didn't get to do any of the midnight openings except the last 2 because I wasn't into Harry Potter until my 20s! I love Richard Ayoade!
Comment: Thank you for the art photos, the Halloween card and Halloween stickers. I like the sweater tree with the USA mural on the building. We have quit a bit of murals here in our town. If you decide to do a photo book street art swap let me know. I might be interested. We have some street art here in Ohio.
Response: I would love to do that in the near future! I'll let you know when I make one!
Comment: Love the postcard and stickers! It took awhile to get ( it had a postage due of 13 cents) no problem. The post office said when they are over the regular size it's regular postage of 46 cents. I didn't realize it either. Thank you and Happy Halloween! Janeen (Neenie)
Comment: Cute postcard, thanks. Please, please, please write the correct name of the swap on the postcard? This was the 4th swap I looked up searching for you. I was in another swap that was actually called "Halloween PC Swap," but you weren't my partner for that swap... and then many others with different name variations. So I had to go through them all to find which postcard was yours.
Response: Sorry, thought I had written Halloween Postcard swap on there somewhere.
Response: I haven't sent this yet because as I had previously explained in a message my car broke down an hour away from home and I just got it back yesterday as well as my grandfather passed away last week and swapbot was the farthest thing from my mind at the time. Will send it in the next few days.
Comment: I love your handmade card! That gator is about that close to eating that horse. :D I can't believe it's such a small world that we went to the same school--which means we used to live within 20 minutes of each other, too! How crazy is that? :D
Response: I know. I'm having MAJOR Hollins withdrawals right now. I miss it SO much. I've got to plan a trip up there this year while my friends are still there.
Comment: I really enjoyed the blueberry tea that you sent. The first atc you sent was cute, but it kinda felt like you just rushed the second one because it was late. I would've rather waited longer for something that you put thought into. I'm sorry, and I'm not trying to be mean. Just trying to be honest.
I took a photo of your first atc, but my facebook isn't downloading pictures as it should, I'm still going to keep trying just give me a few days please.
Response: I actually felt like the first one had too much crap on it. I just wanted the second one to be clean and simple. Thanks for the 5!
Comment: The photos were fantastic. thanks. I love the picture of the cat, it made me smile. so did the one of you and your friend. The old barn ruins was really cool. Also the Brick Pond green picture was cool. I am a big fan of James Brown, so that was also appreciated. And of course the 2 something softs were very cute. I really enjoyed looking through your photos. It was a fun swap.
Comment: Tess, thank you so very much for your great ATC and the extra goodies! Sweet of you to send extras! You did a nice job for your first time. However, you need to sign and date the back of your ATC's so everyone knows who did such wonderful work! Have a great night!
Comment: Such sweet little faces. I had 17 hamsters at one time. Your collection is a little more reasonable. Your kitty looks like my Kissy. We call her the perpetual purr machine. You can do anything with her too.
Response: Wow. That is a LOT of hamsters. When I went to the pet store to pick one out, something in Mrs. Whiskers little eyes told me to buy her. Well...she was pregnant and that's how I got baby. Luckily, she was a girl.
Comment: Your pets are so,so cute! I'm so sorry about your little hamster. We attach to our pets, no matter if it's a little fish or a huge dog. I hope she gets as well as she can. And yout cat is just beautiful! Love how she looks like.
Response: Well I had a little miracle with my other hamster, so I'm hoping for one with this one. The vet told me I needed to put Mrs. Whiskers down because she had lost almost all her muscle mass, but she bounced right back!
Thanks so much!