Comment: There's no nice way to say this considering the topic of discussion except: I TOTALLY GET YOU. Is it bad that I find comfort in knowing that I am not the only one with the type of gripes you wrote about? If you ever (EVER) need to get things off your chest, good or bad, I'm just a letter and a stamp away!
Response: Oh it's nice to know that you can relate. Please feel free to write back and share your gripes.
Comment: what a fun day to go to the post office! I loved the envelope you sent me with all this stuff I will definitely use it all and if by some chance I don't, I'll pass it on as you suggested. I love it all.
Thank you so much! you made my day !!
Comment: Aloha!! I got one envelope today and one yesterday - US mail has a bit of explaining to do!! Thank you for my ephemera - love it! My daughter is the volleyball player and she will take the vb sticker no doubt. I pay, she plays, lol!!
xx Muggle Mom
Comment: Thanks for your note.
I consider this a poor winter because it keeps getting above freezing and spoiling the snow cover for snowshoeing. Yesterday we had snow and freezing rain. Today it’s 41 degrees out.
Comment: I love handing out candy to kids but less and less come. I love dark chocolate too. Desert hummus sounds weird but I would give it a go. I don't like scary movies but I will go to them cause my hubby holds my hand. :) Thank you for the letter. I LOVE the Kawaii stationery!
Comment: Your letter arrived! Thank you very much. I don’t go out eat much either. I only go out maybe twice a month! I like Asian food and Indian food. I don’t like winter snow either. It’s difficult to walk. I lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago before, the winter is very bad. Good thing is now I live in Austin, so there is no snow here. Happy March to you!
Comment: Hello! Today your kawaii letter 3 arrived! Thank you! I think knitting is difficult. I looked at the knitting books in libraries, and I gave up right away LOL. Those tutorial books look so complicated!
Comment: Good choice for your first kawaii! The panda ones are probably my favorite Rilakkuma of all time. :) I haven't watched the Magicians, but I've been eyeing it for the future. Do you like it? I just got my Girl Scout cookies from my neighbor and have been trying to keep the kids from eating them all. "No! Those are my cookies!" lol I'll share... a little. :) Thank you for writing to me!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Kawaii letter. You are very busy! Next time please remember to put the name of the swap and your swap bot moniker j3ss1ca on the letter or if you forget to inside, at least on the envelope. 💗💗💗🐶🐶🐶💗💗💗
Response: I always put it on there somewhere. Not sure how I missed it this time around. So sorry! I'm so glad it arrived safely.
Thank you so much for the pocket letter. It is really cute, and I love everything about it. The little flags are so stinkin cute. I'm glad you have a craft space now and are starting to craft again. Perhaps this swap was just what you needed to get you out of the slump. I think we all get into crafting slumps at times. Like you, I loved the Valentine elementary days. My kids are grown now, but I have participated in my grandson's elementary Valentine festivities. Sadly, they are also getting older now, so those will be ending soon. I like that Swap-bot has had swaps related to classroom valentines. I'm thinking that a good one would be to swap handmade valentine mail boxes. Welcome back to crafting.
Response: I'm so happy to hear it arrived safely and you love it so much. :) I spent a lot of time on it. I'm working on getting a creative space set aside in our guest room/my home office. I hope to start crafting a lot more like I used to. Thanks!
Comment: Hi Jessica, your party sounds fun, what should I wear? lol. As far as games, I definitely would. When my son was in middle school I had a Halloween party for him and had covered bowls of icky things (like spaghettie that was labels intestines or meatballs labeled as eyes..etc at that age the grosser the better! lol) they had to stick their hand in and guess what it was.
Response: Lol, the more the merrier. Sounds like some fun ideas! I do have 3 games now but I was looking for a fourth. Thanks!
Comment: Hi Jessica! Thank you for the letter that arrived today plus all the tea that you sent with it! Thank you again and i hope that you will find a place that is perfect for you to enjoy and make memories from! I guess it sounds as if Tennessee is becoming like Oregon. People are moving here and are causing the prices to go thru the roof! Itâ€™s crazy for people to think that the high prices will continue without a bust! Itâ€™s almost madness to live in such conditions! I feel for you! Take care!
Comment: Jessica, your tea selection is perfect, and your letter is as warm as the tea soon will be. We're practically neighbors...and I'm in Columbia often. I hope you continue to adjust to southern living and wish you the absolute best. If I can do anything to help, please let me know. Sending big hugs...jinanne
Response: Thanks! I was so excited to get someone so close to me. That never happens. I work in Franklin so you aren't far at all. Thanks for the nice rating. :)
Comment: I was the teacher who had to drag parents out. Then had the even worse job of assigning them to like hallway monitor versus inside the dance duty...it stinks. It's not about diet it's about moderation. But try not specific things like lean cuisine, just Pintrest healthy cooking.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending this swap twice, I am really sorry you had to do it. I appreciate your diligence and honesty. All of the notecards are awesome! The die cuts are also very nice. Update: I just got another letter from you. Thank you for sending this swap twice, I am sorry the postal service was late in delivering. Thank you again for caring so much and resend to meet the deadline.
Comment: I sent a message and it was never read. Swap was marked sent Sept 17, I never received it. Edited 10-22-15: I received your letter today and have treated with a 5. It was obviously sent on time, and returned to you. I'll write back this weekend. â˜º
Response: I just sent you a message. I did send as dated. It was returned in the mail. Please send me your correct address and I can resend it. Updated: So glad it arrived. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope of goodies! Very beautiful line of embellishments, just in the colors I love too- pinks and oranges!!! I hope your transition to Tennessee life is smooth! Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thank you for the tea... And for not being late ;) I am one of those people who will stop what they're doing twenty minutes early and just wait until it's time to go. Haha I physically cannot be running late, I'd explode!
Comment: I got you handmade card today. I adore it! The colors and patterns with the shapes, really brilliant. Your letter really made my morning, as did the tea. Something about sharing a cuppa is so wonderful. :) thank you so so much!
Response: Hooray, I'm so glad you liked it. :) I agree I love getting tea in the mail. It's so fun trying new teas and interesting to see what others drink.
Comment: Hello, Ms. Jessica! I rEceived your final package today and loved every. Single. Thing. Those clips and stickers are going straight into my planner. .. the candy was adorable AND scrumptious! :) AND the note cards are great! I would love to be your pen pal! :) See you at the mailbox...
Comment: I received my package Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013. Thank you.
Response: Glad it arrived and hopefully you can use everything I sent. I hope you liked the extras. :) I mailed it from the Corona Post Office and was hoping it would only take one day. Glad to hear it did. :)
Comment: I am very into holistic healing and natural wild foods. Stinging nettles are VERY effective on inflammation with no side effects like synthetic medicines. My mother takes a tincture 3 times a day of stinging nettles. She mixes it in her coffee in the morning because it isn't the best tasting tea ever, but it works. She has osteoarthritis and with the nettles, only has to take Tylenol once in a while instead of Vicodin every day. :)
Response: Thanks for the info. Where can you get the stinging nettles?
Comment: Jessica, I had to search for this swap so that I could rate you..There was no note nothing saying the name of the swap or any type of greeting..Next swap, you should be sure that info is with the swap..Thank you.
Response: Sorry normally I do. My sister was in labor and having her baby. I was in a hurry addressing the envies so they could get mailed before heading to the hospital.
Comment: Thanks for the comments. Yes, I did NOT like the Twilight books, it was so much nothing. S Meyer really could have made a more interesting series if she's cut the books down and done 2 instead of 4. And check out The Boss, it's a good serial, and free! Free is always good
Response: I started reading The Boss. I'm on Chapter 6. I'm not big into romance novels and generally read over the sex parts. LOL, which I suppose is not the point of reading this book. I do enjoy the story of the book. And, yes free is always good.
Comment: Thanks for all your lovely comments - read and enjoyed every one :) replied to most but I don't think blogger notifies you of this :s I loved meeting new people this way - Ill stop by your blog now too!
Response: No blogger doesn't notify me. :( Your blog is lovely and thanks for hosting this swap it's been fun!
Comment: WOW, was it extra special; I wish every swap was this good!! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to make me SO happy!!!! This was the best swap ever.
Response: Hooray!!!!! I try really hard on my swaps so I'm so glad you liked it. I know what you mean about every swap being this good. I've received some very interesting packages over the past few years. LOL :)
Comment: Thanks so much for all the wonderful items! The handmade cards are really beautiful. I can send the frog one to a friend who collects frogs, and the anniversary one will be perfect for my oldest niece and her husband. ~~~~~~~~~~~
I received the postcards today ~ thank you so much!
Response: Oh good. Did the second envelope arrive? ***11/15: Hooray I'm glad it arrived. Sorry for that and thanks for understanding. Glad you liked your packages. :)
Comment: Thanks for visiting my blog. It is truly a passion of mine and I love sharing it with others. If you have any good recipes that freeze well.. please share it! I love adding new recipes to my blog!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating... I just got around to opening my big packages... thought it would be better to wait til I had time to look at everything and do ratings...
Thanks so much for everything... I enjoyed this swap and will find use for alot of what you sent...
Comment: I'm sorry it's taken me so long to rate you on this. I DO appreciate you continuing to check out my blog and comment. One of these days, I'm going to have the kids gone long enough that I can reply to them! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package!! I love the theme, it's funny because I sent my partner a vintage theme set too. It's perfect because starting this weekend we have a ton of traveling to do for the rest of the year.
Comment: WOW! What a great summer themed scrap kit! I love everything you sent! It is SO nice to have a partner who tries to send "nice" things...I do that too but not everyone does! Anyway...many many thanks...will you be my partner for every swap? haha...
Response: LOL, I'm so glad that you liked it. Thanks, I really do try and sent good items.
Comment: Thank you for great scrapbooking surprise swap items. I can't wait to use them to make some really cool cards. And I appreciate the extras. Always nice to get a little surprise! Thank you, again.
Response: I'm so glad that you like what I sent and that it arrived so quickly. Enjoy...