Comment: I apologize for the late rating. This was forever ago but a lot happened in a short amount of time and I totally had to disappear for awhile. I am so sorry. Hopefully the heart will help a little. Thanks so much and I apologize again.
Comment: Thank you for the nice long grateful letter. I enjoyed all the wonderful blessings you have. It is nice to stop and really think how much we do have The little things are the best! Your mountains must be so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Pretty card, thanks so much! I like the snow too, and am lucky to work from home so I don't really have to drive in it. We've had several snow storms already this fall, and ski areas in the Colorado Rockies have opened early!
Comment: Oh Christina!
I am honored that you shared such a huge part of your heart with me.
Please feel my hug.
Scott was a very special man and I so glad that you can still feel his presence.
Please write soon.
Comment: Got the color-coded box. It's tucked away waiting for Dec. 1. :) Updated rating 12Feb20--Thanks so much, Christina. I saved packages for pick-me-ups and have enjoyed a nice surprise every now and then.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I loved that you decorated early for your son. I am sorry for the delay in rating. My laptop was sick and I was unable to get my phone to allow me to rate. Thank you again I loved it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the lovely gifts you sent. We really loved North Carolina when we were there this summer. My hubby asked one lady if it was always so foggy there. We were on Black Mountain. With a straight face she asked, " Sir, why do you think it's called The S-M-O-K-Y Mountains?"
Heehee! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm excited about having something to open each day but I missed the first 2 days because I was soooo busy but I started today and hubby opened a couple of cards for me too.
Comment: Thank you so much for your note! The book sounds like an awesome idea. I should do something like that for Mike for our anniversary on December 30th. We will be married 38 years (together 40). Thanks for the great idea!
Comment: Absolutely amazing twins on two days! I loved your card and goodies. “Hocus pocus” is a favorite movie in our house. We used to go to Salem every year till we moved down to Fl. I miss up north so much this time of year. Then it snows and I remember why I love FL.
Comment: I loved the postcards! Great idea 😊 I had wanted to do somehing similat...and then didnt haha! I love Halloween too! I also thought it was really cool that you have twins with seperate birthdays. I suppose its not that uncommon, but not something you really think of when you think twins. Your themed week sounds great! All but the horror movies..im to chicken for that hahaha
Comment: Love all your news and don't ever worry about repeats!! It's great your boyfriend is so cool and understanding! I'm going to look up your book titles since I love horror fiction. And, my movies will consist of "fun" Halloween movies, I'm too much of a scaredy-cat to watch the other ones! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I love the ideas of people, including yours My favorite is the Hello Friend Notecard! Look forward to the Letter swaps. For me X is going to be interesting or I might have to opt out of that one!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card, great letter(I love the paper), and great list you wrote on the back. I loved how you did it! It caught my eye! It has been fun learning to know you too! We really do have alot of likes! Your mention of Coconut pie made me want a piece.
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet swap and I love the note. I was going to post a letter before rating, but then "kid stuff" caught me. So much school stuff in the fall. I loved your letter and the picnic sounded great. You're in my prayers! I think it's great!
Comment: Enjoyed reading over your list but most are too scary for me!! I can "read" horror fiction 24/7 but I'm not brave enough to watch it on the big screen! My favorite is Hocus Pocus, how can you not love that movie! Love the glittered goodies too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy looking recipes. I am glad to try them. I loved the card and the great letter on pretty paper. I pictured in my mind what you cute little kitchen must be like! Take Care!
Comment: Thank you for another great swap! I like the postcard and I was there twice in my lifetime. I like the winter picture though since I was there in summer and in fall. Thank you for joining this swap1
Comment: Thank you for the great looking recipe! I was like ooh Chocolate in it! Now that is interesting. I am glad you shared your favorite recipe card with me. You sure find neat ones. By the way I received a lot of mail from you today! It was a great snail mail day!
Comment: Thank you so much for another great swap! I love the postcard! Oh, your letter was great to here what you enjoy ! I am a year older than you! I consider myself a country gal! I hope you enjoyed your picnic!
Comment: I know you said you were disappointed in what you put together for me, but I enjoyed reading the Cherokee, NC, paper -- even clipped an article for a co-worker. May God bless and keep you and your family.
Comment: Thanks so much for the book recommendations! The bookmark is wonderful! Thanks so much! (Sorry so late with rating, been out of state for a funeral and I’m sorting through lots of happy mail).
Comment: I was delighted to get some neat recipe cards. Thanks for sharing all about your new adventure with Greek cooking. Sounds interesting, too! Thanks for the cookbook recommendation. I always into that. All the best!
Comment: Thanks for this swap! I love the tea and your note! Thanks for sharing the books you are currently reading. I will have to check them out! !Get your eyes checked! There might be something else that is giving you HAs! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Christine - Thank you for such a lovely letter sharing your Parkway...and the beautiful postcards! I've actually driven the Parkway myself many times, but I always seem to hit it at night and am more focused on avoiding the insanity of late-night truckers than anything else. It was wonderful to read about all of the secrets and treasures it holds! xoxo
Comment: Hi Christina the Elf, your envelope arrived this afternoon thank you so much! The papers are lovely and I'll put them to good use, particularly since I have just found a glue which sticks vellum invisiblyðŸ˜. I envy you having worked for Santa, that would be a dream job!
Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy new Year. Once again thank you for a great swap â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and your description of the national park and postcards! I'm making plans to visit many national parks in the next couple of years, and there's a trip that would start in Florida and head north as the weather warms. There's also Glacier and Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. I've been more places abroad than in the US.
Comment: Thank you for the stones and the letter. Citrine is actually my birthstone now that it's so hard to find yellow topaz. We actually get most of our gemstones in Tennessee and North Carolina. I have seen the one in Cherokee on our way to Pigeon Forge, but haven't stopped. Thank you again!
Comment: I enjoyed your letter very much! It was neat the wonderful things you do at Christmas time. I will make your Pecan Pie. I never had a recipe that didn't call for corn syrup! Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thanks for the great note and lovely tea! As soon as I opened the envelope the scent was heavenly! My DH liked it too. It's terrible when appliances go on the fritz, especially around the holidays. Hope your Thanksgiving with your son was grand! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much Christina for the lovely card and pretty extras. Your card couldn't have come on a better day! My family's car isn't working and we're racking our brains to try to fix it - I certainly needed some encouragement! May God bless you richly today!!!
Comment: Thank you, Christina, for these really special cards! My absolute favorite is those sweet little raccoons. One spring, I fed a raccoon on my porch every night. Soon, she brought her babies! I was feeding a whole family of raccoons 'til the babies grew up! I put out a HUGE tub of water every night (they washed in it and washed their food in it), cookies, grapes, crackers, fish, apples, leftovers etc. So . . . I have such a soft spot for sweet little 'coons. Thank you for reminding me of that special time!
Comment: Oh I love the journal! I did the same idea and oh so glad you did it for me! I love your new craft too a matchbox! How neat! Thank you so much for the nice swap! It made my day! By the way I am fine with you sending both swaps! Anyway one I could open and the other waits! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the synopsis and the neat bookmark, Christina! Monster sounds intriguing. I see on Goodreads that it is considered "Christian horror." Is religion mentioned heavily? I don't read much Christian fiction as I am not a practicing Christian. . . I am currently embroiled in a slog through New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. It is good, but only when it's not being descriptive. And unfortunately, it is descriptive A LOT. :-/ But thank you for sharing! :-)
Comment: I would give you an extra heart if I could. I never knew about Cherokee until about two years ago when we cut through en route to Charlotte. I am absolutely amazed by it, and the museum is one of the better ones I have ever seen. Thank you so much for that penny.
Comment: Thank you sweetie ! First of all, thanks for creating this private swap :) very considerad on your part. Second, many thanks for your swap, I loved the stickers: D thank you very much. Blessings !
Comment: Thank you so much for the smiles. I love the Great Smokey Mountains as well. I'm originally from WV so the mountains are dear to my heart. Love what you did to the PC, will definitely be stealing that idea.
Comment: Tears came to my eyes as I opened your mail today, tears of joy that is! I do not have a car and the Lord knows how I have longed to go up to the mountains where I can view the glory of His work. He has blessed me through you and your kindness of sending the pcs that I may view and remember the times I spent among these beautiful mountains. Thank you so much for the pcs and the little story! <3
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, most of all your note!! You always have good book suggestions! I do not have that deer postcard!!!! Thank you so much. I'm really glad you joined - I was happy to see your name come up!!! xoxo
Comment: As soon as I saw your envelope I was very puzzled as to what it could be (by the way... I LOVE how it was decorated in a garden theme). lol I appreciate you explaining the envie to me. :) Thank you for the book and bookmark! I will put it in a safe place till I open it on Christmas. Oh, and just in case you'd like to know, the book I sent you was also brand new. :)
Comment: Wow! Your envelope is lovely (what great pictures you used! It's always interesting to see how someone else decorates mail. I myself only had one rainbow sticker, so made a collage with paper, stickers, washi tape and glitter in rainbow colors), what a wonderful assortment of goodies and those bags are so cute! Everything will be put to good use. :) Your note was a joy to read and your paper couldn't have been more perfect! I will definitely be praying for your twins and thank you for trusting me enough to share this with me. The scripture you wrote out was encouraging and the scripture card with the cat (Psalm 4:8) is one I say every night before I go to bed. Thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into making this swap so special to receive!
Comment: Don't know if I can wait til Christmas... Thank you... I'll try ..... maybe... Smile...package came yesterday..
Dec. 26- Thank you for the Embellished decoupaged cover on the Notebook which will be perfect to carry in my purse. Merry Chirstmas!!
Comment: Thank you for stuffing the card so full of wonderful items!!! The notecards are so cute, can't wait to drink the tea and I especially love the tea note sheets and airmail postcard sticker. Thanks again!
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful long note. I enjoyed reading it over a cup of hyssop jasmine tea (currently my favorite combo). I too love Christian movies and have seen most of the ones that David A.R. White plays in. These are SO good!!! I'm wanting to see The Case for Christ when it comes out on DVD. I don't care to go to the theater, though my parents do and went and saw it. They said it was very good. I too like Fly Wheel and North and South. Have you ever tried the Dove Channel? It's on-line and a few months back I was able to do a one week free trial and Austentatious was on there. This is actually where I heard about it, so watched it on there and a few months later re-watched it on Amazon. I think Amazon prime is totally worth it if you order from there a lot, though it can be a challenge to find good movies to watch that's included with the prime membership. Unfortunately it's mostly bad movies. Oh! Have you heard about the Anne of Green Gables mini-series that's coming to Netflix May 12th? I'm excited to watch this and am excited about R. H. Thomson playing Matthew, as I know him as playing Jasper in Road to Avonlea. Well, thank you for your wonderful note and for the enclosures. Have a wonderful weekend!
Comment: What a nice treat to come home after volunteering all morning and sit down with a cup of tea to read your letter (the card you used was perfect!). I greatly enjoyed it and some of the books you talked about are new to me. I also like Frank Peretti's books and have read "Monster," though I can't recall what it's about. Maybe I'll have to re-read it. :) I too have "Jesus Freaks" and have read some of the stories in them. They're hard to read, so I don't read it that often. I LOVE my bookmark, the postcard is beautiful and I'm excited to use the lined paper to write a letter on. Thank you!!! I appreciate you hosting swaps. :) Oh, and on a side note.... What a great use for your change! You must get a lot of change. :)
Comment: What a cute sheep card and beautiful postcard! I love going to the Smoky Mountains and have been able to hike there once. I no longer live in the country, so I don't see wildlife that often. We do get a lot of ducks because there's a pond on the other side of the street from my house. Michigan does have elk in Hillman, which is about 3 1/2 hours away. My parents and sister have been able to see them. I greatly enjoyed reading your letter and loved how detailed you were when you answered the questions. You're so sweet and I'm thankful for you too! Thanks for everything and for hosting these fun note card swaps!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter, the teas sound good (I have not tried any of these flavors before), the letter set is beautiful and what cute stickers! Thank you so much!!! I too drink tea in the mornings and the day just isn't the same without it! Have you ever drank Hojicha, Roasted Green Tea? This tastes a bit darker than regular green tea, but it has such a good smooth flavor. I hope you're enjoying your day and were able to get your spring cleaning done!
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!! I LOVE everything!!! The notecards are so pretty and are totally my style, the bookmark will definitely come in handy and the sheep card put a smile on my face. :) That's awesome you bought, Signed, Sealed, Delivered! I tend to recommend this show a lot, but I haven't had anyone watch it until you. I'm so glad you like it! Did you know there's also quite a few movies as well? I have been able to watch a few of them on youtube and they come in really clear and than some of them have been released on DVD. I hope one day soon they'll all be on DVD so I can watch them all and re-watch them. :) I too have never met anyone else who likes Jane Peart. Do you have a favorite book by her? Mine is: A Perilous Bargain. I just LOVED the setting! How lucky for you that you can read during work! Where do you work? When I need a break from household chores I will usually sit down in my comfy chair and read for a few hours. Thanks again and thanks for hosting this swap! It would be great to see more notecard swaps!
Comment: What great PCs you sent for this blind PC swap -- I love them all. The Great Smoky Mountains are absolutely gorgeous and I always like getting PCs showing them off - truly one of the prettiest places I've been in the US. Thanks again for great PCs and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the present! I am intrigued by your note, and have to be honest, I will probably do a Christmas in July and open it then- I think it's fun in the middle of summer to open a few of the packages because its so hard to wait!!! Thanks for hosting this, and I will be mailing yours out Monday or Tuesday as soon as I am finished with it :)
Comment: 6 books already!? That's awesome!!! I'm only on 3 but it's good for me these days!!! Your book sounds good! Fun to get near the end of a series and see how it ends! I also love the bear cub postcard. Thank you so much for joining the swap! Have a great weekend! xxxx
Comment: Thank you. I loved reading your answers. This swap was a wonderful idea. Not only being able to write down and focus on what I am grateful for, but to also read your answers was incredibly uplifting. Please run this swap again!
Comment: I like the card! Listening and friendship go hand in hand. Apple stuffed onions, just might go well with Thanksgiving diner. Your apple grilled cheese is a keeper.
My Aunt Joy had an "Early Apple Tree" that produced in June. the apples were green. I will see what I can find! Will write later!
Comment: Just when I sent my books yours arrived! I won't unwrap them right away, but I might not wait until Christmas. :)
Update: I just unwrapped them for Christmas and they both look very interesting!
Comment: Hi Christina, thank you for the nice teas and bookmark, I like them very much :) and I will have a look at the book that you're reading. Same as you, I don't have an electrical reader either, I prefer real books! Have a nice day xxx
Comment: I loved reading your family traditions, especially about the family gift- I am going to steal that idea :) I am going to make the soup recipe next week, and loved the cute packaging on the advent suprises. Thank you for spoiling me :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmark and your sweet card! I do like Duck Dynasty. Although my family are not hunters, some of the stunts they pull seem a little like family. They crack me up. I'm doing "The Power Of God's Names" by Tony Evans. I'm in a group study at the church. You have a blessed day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Postcard Fun! I didn't think about different colors of ink. I couldn't put too much on mine because of running it together. I did mine while my hubby was in the hospital and I didn't have a lot of resources with me. I hope we get to do this type again.
Comment: I loved your letter, the colors ot the the envelope and the paper your wrote on. Your summer sounds so lovely I am jealous. I miss the Northwest with the woods and all the wild life everywhere
Comment: Loved Your Note inside of the Bright Yellow envie with the Smiles stickers. and Thank you for the Cute Recipe Cards... yes please Take care of your Body because its the only one you have- You don't want to Shop for Spare parts.. ! ! Smile ! ! Try different music when you are Exercising.. ! !
Comment: Thank you so much for the Primitive Baptist Church post card. Cades Cove is a wonder place to visit. One time when my husband and I was at church looking around a small deer came up and nudge me. Scared me for a minute. But it was wonderful to be touched by nature. God Bless!
Comment: Another great swap for one of my favorite swappers. Although I must admit that until I read your note, I wasn't sure how the pretty postcard qualified for E. You are quite creative on this one. I sent elephant post cards to my partner.
Comment: Thank you for the insightful and honest answers. Yes, Rapture first! And check out She Reads Truth as an option for some good Bible studies. They are a free on line source. A few of their studies have a minor cost, but nothing too expensive. If you are looking for a book, Lies Women Believe is great, but do the companion study guide with it to help with applying what you are reading.
Comment: Loved your letter on the Bright Yellow paper and in the Bright yellow Envie.. Thank you for the Lovely bookmark from the Smokey Mountains ! ! ! Will have to look at some of those books. Lucky I have a couple Libraries with in 8 miles each way..! !
Comment: Your 6 cards arrived today (Tues., 6/6), Christina - thanks so much! Very much worth the wait, and I'm sorry you had to mail twice. This envie arrived without the stamps even having been cancelled--me thinks the Post Office folks have a hard time of it some times. That possum is darling! Here we have marmots, but I affectionately call them 'varmots' instead! thanks again, Carol in Denver
Comment: Hi Christina, so good to hear from you again, even though it is through SB. I am doing good. Remember Picupurcross? Well, she;s a grandmother now and we are all together here in Springfield.
Anyway, thank you so much for a great swap..All the "S: things are super!!! Have a great day, anita
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. I need to check out some of the movies. I am only familiar with a couple you listed. I wish I had the same feelings about drying clothes on a line. That's how I grew up and everything was always so stiff. But we didn't use fabric softener either. I hope you are enjoying your new hours at work.
Comment: I was in need of recipe cards, so your timing was perfect. :) Thank you for such a great selection! I especially love the retro looking one and how nice that most of them have lines on the back. Where did you buy them?
Comment: Thank you for a fun package! I will look forward to planting the seeds, the recipe sounds yummy and I will enjoy using all the other items. Wow, you have quite a long bucket list! I've always wanted to visit Clingmans Dome. I hope you're able to hike there. Happy Spring!
Comment: Thankyou very much Christina for the lovely descriptive note of the area in which you live, do like all of the enclosures too, so nice to join this swap to find out about other peoples countries etc :)
Comment: Thank you for all the red goodies! I especially like the red doilies! Your scripture card is beautiful and I really like the two little notecards! Seeds are always good! This was a fun package to go through!
Comment: What a beautiful car, Christina! The little notebook is just right to tuck into my purse for all those little things you wish you had something to writing it on. I love making and using this mini composition books. As for the egg hunt for 17 yr olds, you're right, 'tis much too immature for their interests! LOL. I never thought of putting $$ into eggs to get them to hunt for eggs! My "kids" are now 41 and 35. I just wish one of them would bless me with a grandchild! I know one is NOT planned in my daughter's and her hubby's lives as they are emphatic about no desire for kids. Actually, they are both so self -absorbed in career and their own little world of chose, that I think a baby would have been difficult for them.My son, on the other hand, wants a wife and family SO much, but his job keeps him traveling so much, he hasn't any chance of meeting anyone!--since Thanksgiving he's been to Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland, England, and currently in San Pao, Brazil. I'm always happy to know when he is back safely on American soil!
Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Hi Christina, This was really a great swap and since I love learning new things it was fun. So true, it is a blessing to learn than change can be good and to not fear when going through change. But we are human and this is so hard for most of us. Thanks for a wonderful swap, the letter, the Easter stickers and the bookmark. I will be joining probably all of these swaps so hope we will meet up again.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful swap! What a cute design on the envelope and I enjoyed reading the letter (the paper with the flowers is beautiful). Wow! It really sounds like you've been able to see some amazing things in nature! I especially would have liked to have seen the crosses in the sky. Also, it was so sweet of you to send me the notebook all wrapped up. This is too cute!
If you do get Direct TV Hallmark movies and mysteries channel has 4 "Signed, Sealed, Delivered' movies out that you can only watch on there. I wish they would add them to Amazon Instant like they did with the TV series. Hopefully one day.
Thank you again for sending such a nice swap! Blessings to you.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and recipe for the soup. I love collard greens so I bet I will love it! I eat healthy like you do, fresh organic produce and I am a vegetarian so it was nice reading about all of the veggies you have been making! If you are looking for a pen pal, let me know :)
Comment: I love the chap stick! GMO labeling... I read labels, so I am impressed by Campbell's decision. How does the aloe drink taste? I do not think I would care for it. As for sodas, I rarely drink them. So many teas! Thank you â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: I apologize for the late rating. I thought I rated this. In any case I was thoroughly impressed with how much you were able to get in that stocking and love it all...plus the extras! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely card!! I loved reading your ideas on keeping Jesus the center of Christmas. I will remember some of those. I love to decorate my tree with nativity ornaments. Have a beautiful christmas!
Comment: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I opened the ornament so I could put it on my tree and I put the other one in my stocking. It is a beautiful ornament. I can't wait to open all my little packages on Christmas.
Comment: I love Cades Cove. What a beautiful post card! Thanks so much. I'm sorry to take forever to rate you. I didn't go to the falls so I guess I'm going back one day. Merry Christmas and thanks for joining!
Comment: You guys did a great job picking out my presents- thank you- what a fun surprise to open :) thanks for joining my swap! I loved the wax melt's scent and can't wait to decorate this photo frame :) hope you all have a great Christmas- I enjoyed hearing from you :) & that Santa bubble mailer was so cute :)
Comment: Hi Christina! Thank you for the lovely pink flowers pc - love it! You are right, we will not be seeing these for several months - sigh! I am good with the first snow and after that, I am done! LOL! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the package. Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds delicious! I pray your oven is fixed in time. I usually cook Thanksgiving dinner as well, my sisters and their family's come over. This year I think we are going to my in laws though. Should be fun. Well, have a Blessed thanksgiving and thank you again for the packageðŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards. I particularly like the photo of the Great Smoky Mountains but all three are super. I really appreciate the fact that they all show things and places local to you.
Comment: Hi Christina! Thank you for the lovely PC from my favorite state: North Carolina! Once upon a time we had our sites set to move to Raleigh, but that didn't work out. I think the state is beautiful in all seasons! HAPPY SWAPPING! Valerie
Comment: The comment section is not big enough for the words to describe the joy as I opened your gift. "It's Fall!" was my first thought as the leaves spilled out of the box. I have not collected S&P shakers in years, but these beauties will add nicely to my bunnies and santas! Thank you! :)
Comment: What a great swap! I've never heard of Numi tea. Looking forward to trying it. Love the bird stickers and recipe. The postcards were special, too. We are actually visiting TN/ NC again. One of our favorite places to visit. Thanks for everything! Blessings!
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the nice letter (warmed my heart), great bookmarkers and tea - I already had the Jasmine green this morning. I like your booklist and am planning on reading the 'daughter' book as I have the same 'daughter'. I will send out the testimony very soon. So grateful!!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful bridge. I like bridges for the engineering. However, I too am afraid of heights and have not gone more than a few places because they would challenge my acrophobia. (I love that word - I would not have lived in Acropolis had I been an ancient Greek.)
Comment: Hi Christina! Oh I love my journal pages! Thank you so much! I am anxious to try the corn recipe! The verse page with the butterflies is beautiful! I really like the Mother Teresa quote! :) xxoo Shannon
Comment: Thanks for the nice journal pages. I especially love the verses and quotes page. Hope to swap journal pages again in August. Summers must be very busy for you. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmark, tea, ribbons, and card. You were very generous and I really appreciate it. I am hoping to get some chickens next spring :) It is funny how you ended up with mostly roosters.
Comment: Christina ~ Hope you're having a great summer! Thanks for the PC. . . I think the Great Smoky Mountains are some of the most beautiful landscape we have in the US - breathtaking regardless of the time of year. Thanks for the great PCs ~~
Comment: Hi Christina!! Thanks for the beautiful envelopes!! This is such a neat swap! :) I love that we have matching stars! Can't wait to see mine! But, I have a little bit of time to go!! :) xxoo Shannon
Comment: Thank you for all of the colorful journal pages. It must have taken you a lot of time to make all of the dotted decorations. The healthy recipes of orange and papaya sound easy and yummy! Thanks for all of thought you put into each page. If I get you next time maybe you can send me a page about yourself. have a great day!
Comment: Hey Christina!! Oh what a fun swap!! I just love everything!! The farm animals just cracked me up and I needed to laugh! The pig is so cute and I think the goat is just giving me a big smile himself!! This was a delightful envelope full of fun. I have already popped my bookmark in my Bible and hung my June calendar up by my swap area!! Love you!! Shannon
Comment: Loved your letter. Your garden sounds wonderful. I too, plant marigolds in my garden, it really helps with the insects. Thanks ever so much for the seeds & book mark. I've never grown Chard, so this will be my new plant this year. I like trying one every year. Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Hi, your Pocket Letter is perfect and great! You did a terrific job and I love it. The vegetables, fruits, farm animals and Bible verses are great. Are you sure this is your first Pocket Letter :) All the extras are fun and will be used soon. I'll plant the Morning Glory seeds today :) thank you, Doskie p.s. you've got the neatest prettiest penmanship.
Comment: Hi Christina!! You and I have some of the same goals! This was an awesome swap, to get new ideas too! I can't wait to try your recipe! It looks so yummy! I am getting a box of vegetables each week from a local farmer, so that is fun! It keeps me eating healthy! Thanks again for your letter! I so love hearing from you! xxoo Shannon
Comment: Collard greens for breakfast ... I really haven't had collard greens that often, but have never thought of them for breakfast. I do like spinach w/ eggs so I guess it would be fine. Smoky Mtns...so pretty!
Comment: What fun gift tags! The recipe does look fun, as a mater of fact I make a mean smoothie with strawberries and mangos- just add milk and yogurt.My favorite way to eat strawberries is fresh washed, no sugar, maybe some cream! Like minds. ;)
Comment: Thanks for the great PCs . . .I like them all but especially the two views of the Clingmans Dome - I know I would never make it up there! It seems I'm also being paired with the same people in several different swaps in different groups so I can only surmise that there are some of us who just love PC swapping :-) Thanks again for the great PCs and happy swapping ~~
Comment: I saw pileated woodpeckers when we lived in Florida. I don't think their habitat extends to the desert southwest, though we do have the ladder back woodpecker here. A mommy likes to nest in the saguaro in my front yard. Thanks for a lovely card. Happy swapping.
Comment: Love the stories! Always need more recipe cards! Gene teases my about liking variety! Now I can keep one blank use one for me and one for a friend!
I must read up on foxes. I have cross stitched a few, or maybe just wolves... The birds are so festive, I could picture them flying around today in a Cinco de Mayo festival. :) Rainbows are God's promise. What a blessing!
Comment: It's always such a blessing to hear from you. You are so sweet and always make the nicest packages! I love everything and the mints are great. The letter was best of all and I will reply next week. We will stand firm together. I haven't heard from Jessica since Mid March. Thank you for everything and being such a blessing to me!
Comment: Hi again ~~ Two envies in one day. . . the computer works in mysterious ways! I love your theme of the Mingus Mill - how interesting to see the same place on different PCs and with different foliage. Thanks for the great set of PCs . . . and hope you'll get a new partner in future swaps - not that I don't like getting your PCs because I always know they'll be great but when the computer keeps pairing the same people you start to wonder if you're sending the same PCs to that person! Have a great week and happy swapping ~~
Comment: Christina ~ Always good to see your name on an envie :-) I love the PCs. . . the Blue Ridge Prkway is such a beautiful drive - just gorgeous. Thanks so much. . . and don't ever worry about sending PCs you may have sent before - I pass them along in other swaps. Have a great week and thanks again ~~
Comment: Thank you so much for all the books! I love Jeanette oke, and my nephew is on a mission in Africa. I am sure I will love reading the Africa missionary book. Thank you for your generosity, and no worries about the lateness...these things happen. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: The salad is right up my alley! I bought unsweetened coconut recently & Gene asked what I was going to make, Tole him I didn't know,but it was the first time I had seen it for sale and I was going to use it in my next coconut recipe!
I used to have wild purple morning glory, then we moved... I was going to buy some marigold to plant this week with my tomato, now I will plant the seeds together! Love it all!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Scripture cards. They are all so pretty! I enjoyed your little note also. I think Spring has finally arrived and I'm also ready to get outside to dig in some dirt!
Comment: Hi Christina! What a beautiful Easter card! I love it! Paul and I dye Easter Eggs every year, even though we have no kids! It is always so much fun! The Easter Bunny also visits our house too!! :) Our church doesn't have a sunrise service, but I sure do wish it did! I think everyone will come to my house this year after church, which will be fun! Thanks for a wonderful swap! I love the bookmark and recipe card! Love, Shannon
Comment: What a lovely swap you sent. I really enjoyed reading your letter and about your dinner. Totally envious of the note pad with tea cup that matched list pad so perfectly lol. Really great list, the recipe is on my list for next week and the bible verse is hanging on my desk. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely poems you sent. The Robert Frost poem is one of my favorites. And it sounds as if we might have the same children's book because that is where I first read it!
I enjoyed both of the Christian poems you sent, especially Home Address.
I'm looking forward to enjoying the tea!
Comment: Hi Christina!! I am super excited to start my week of happy envies!! :) I was supposed to be going on a trip to the ocean with my sister and brother in law next week, but Paul and I were unable to go. So, I will be opening my envies from March 13 to the 20th! Your envies couldn't have arrived at a more perfect time! :) Thank you so much! They are so happily decorated! Love, Shannon
Comment: Hi Christina!! Bugs?!? :) WOW! You are adventurous! That made me laugh out loud!! :) The soup sounds great and I have a bag of lentils in my cupboard, so I am going to try that for sure! The rice sounds yummy too! I am excited for spring and summer, because I am part of a group that gets fresh veggies from local farmers. We pay so much for the season and pick up the veggies at a designated place! I had kale for the very first time last year! So I'll use it this year in the rice dish! :) Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! So much fun to read about your breakfast. Watching the mountains while having your breakfast, that must be awesome!! Thanks for swapping, I really enjoyed it.
Comment: Hi Christina! I am so sorry! I thought I rated you for this swap. Uuggh!! Anyway, I love it!! I am excited to try the recipes, especially collard green stew! Being from Georgia, we had greens a lot when I was little, but after we moved to Wisconsin, not so much! I am so happy to have a recipe now to try out! The veggie Hamburger Soup also sounds yummy!! My hubby is especially excited about that one! I have to tell you that I love the Point of Grace song! That group is one of my faves. Several years ago they came through Wisconsin and did an outdoor concert at a town near me and my sister and I went to see them! It was wonderful! Thank you for such a heart felt swap! I love this series of swaps! We are going to have quite the amazing journal by the end of the year!
Comment: Thank you for the cute package received today. I placed it right inside my bag to open around Halloween. This is always so difficult. I just adore the ribbon with the cat on it. I am going to need some of it! Thanks again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: How fun! Working in pediatrics I use lots of fun band-aids, usually Loony Toones. The envelope and card are my favorite. When I was little, Mom made me some dresses. I have sewn some, but my lines are not very straight! Thank you for always making me smile!
Comment: THANK YOU THANK YOU! I love the gifts and the note. I am having problems navigating this website but I really would like to join your group and if you are interested, keep in touch? Looks like you may have a lot of wisdom to share!
Comment: Hi Christina! Thank you so much for the stocking treasures!! I have tucked them in my stocking and will try to forget they are there! :) I love the cards too! It is so good to remember what Christmas is truly about and also have some fun things for our stockings! :) xxoo Shannon
Comment: Hey Christina!
I received today the tea you sent me. All of them look promising! Thank you so very much. It is cold here these days, and I am sure it will be wonderful to sip some tea as I read :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and teas!
The little man I had in my profile is (was, I have changed it) tonttu = gnome/santa's helper, that is how they traditionally looked here :). I think the image was painted by Jenny NystrÃ¶m, her paintings are popular in christmas cards, wrapping papers etc.
I received mail from you today. Thank you so very much. The letter was a joy to read, and the postcards are beautiful. I am sure it must be great to live where you do. The tea, I am sure, will be very useful :)
Comment: Mayan Cocoa Spice... It is brewing now. Funny, I do not have a garden, just a flower bed & some potted plants. When I saw the carrot seed I thought, bet they will grow well in a pot. Great minds!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PCs - so good to see you at my mailbox again! All of them are new to me :-) I especially liked the Ghost Town PC - so interesting and the fall colors are gorgeous! Thanks again ad hope to see you more in 2015 ~~
Comment: Cutting out snowflakes - how fun! I teach elementary school kids how to quilt, and one activity I've done was teach them how to use the snowflake technique to understand how Hawaiian quilts are made. Thanks for the lovely letter, card and postcard!
Comment: Thanks you so much for the lovely note and teas! I am super excited to try them! It has been below zero here and warm tea will hit the spot!! :) I love your story of the blessing and I could certainly do the same for my impossible thing too! I'll be praying for that and for your other requests as well. I have you and the twins in my prayer book and that is where you will stay! Glad you are feeling better too! Wishing you many many blessings in this new year! xxoo
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, the post card and the cute stickers! I just got them after coming back from visiting my daughter and her family in Atlanta for Christmas. Your envie was a nice little hug to come back to!
Comment: Another great package and best of all letter. I can't wait to be able to have more animals. We are planning on moving to the mountains in the next couple of years :) Thank you very much for the letter, notecard and recipe! I will be making them some for Christmas I think.
Comment: Christina, this was such a FUN retro swap! I was always a sucker for those grab bags when I was young! you sent me some fun and very grab baggy items! ;) I always enjoy swapping with you because you really put some thought into the note ( ok... mini letter ) you include! I hope you and yours have a great thanksgiving and Christmas! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap! Blessings, Heidi
Comment: Thank you for all of the Christmas cards you have sent! My basket is filling up. Also, I received another one from you today, dated 11/20, that isn't labeled with the swap. It's in a white envelope, if you remember which swap it was from, let me know, or I can open it sooner so I can rate you. :) Thanks again!
Comment: Hi Christina! Thank you so much for the beautiful letter and recipe! I have peanut butter every day, because it is my fave!! So this recipe could not have been any more perfect! I loved reading your letter and hearing of your traditions. We also get our tree the day after Thanksgiving! I am so excited about that! Your card is my first Christmas card of the season, and I have it hanging up on my door! Thank you so much. I always love getting mail from you!
Comment: Got your package today! So excited for Ty to open these. He was shaking them up trying to figure out what they were. :) I have your daughters present wrapped and ready, just have to get your sons and wrap it up too! Such a fun swap. <3
Comment: What a great package! The tea looks wonderful, the cookies were "hurt" tonight and the napkins are perfect! Your letter was THE best of all! Thank you so much. The cookies were hurt because Steve loved them lol. A few left for tea though.
Comment: LOL, my DD checked the mail and declared 'I think that one is for brother' when she saw the stamp...not sure if I'm opening it as part of my advent calendar (our is 40 days) or on Christmas. Thank You!
Comment: What a lovely letter in my box today! It was a real pleasure to read about your family's celebration of Christmas. Gotta love a purple tree :-)! I know you will have a lovely holiday season and will make many other's Christmas just as joyful. Blessings, Alissyn
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter. I enjoyed reading about your Thanksgiving and Christmas. I admire your attitude during the rough times! Thanks, also, for the recipes and bookmark. I'm not sure if I'll like peanut butter pie but I'm willing to try. I'll definitely make the pecan!
Comment: Thank you for sharing Christina, I always love hearing from you!:) I loved reading your letter! The story about your twins is so cute and it's so interesting that they have different birthdays because that's quite uncommon. Thanks for sharing a bit of what makes fall special for you! :) It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside reading it! I love fall too!
Comment: I got your package! It's so nice! You definitely went above required. Thank you so much for all the lovely new reading materials of which I have already begun :D. And I am wearing the anklet you made me as well (it is beautiful). Also thank you for the book of scrapbook papers and notecards. What a fun box! You're a great swapper <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC and scripture, Christina. I absolutely love the Smoky Mountains, and Phil 4:13 sums it all up!! I hope your November is starting off well and that you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Christina..Thank you for the fun "HAPPY" swap....and thank you for your patience for my rating....my daughter had emergency heart surgery and I was with her 4 hours from home for over a week..I have a lot of catching up to do!!! Your card brought a smile to me and the scriptures were a true encouragement during this difficult time...Blessings...Charlene
Comment: Hi Christina! I received your letter and have placed it in my bible. I will be praying for you and the twins daily, to be sure. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of lifting you all up in prayer. I loved reading about your life on the farm! The bookmark is just beautiful and I love the jewels!!! I have placed it right in my Bible and it is perfect! :)
Comment: Hi Christina! I received your pretty journal pages today I'm very jealous of your gardens, orchard and chickens, and I'm looking forward to trying your Brussels Sprout / Apple Salad...it sounds delicious and different!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome bookmark, postcard, note, and other fun goodies! :) I'm happy you decided to host this with me in mind! I do love my flat mail swaps! :D Hope you have a lovely day! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope of fall! It's awesome! Leaves fell out, I'm using the towel and potholders and postcard, book mark and recipe cards are great too. I bet it's pretty where you are with the leaves changing colors. We don't get too much of that here, the leaves fall off the trees too fast. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you, Christina, for these beautiful cards of the Smokeys!!!!!!! I have not been back since my dad died in '86...just did not have the $$ or the way to get there from Texas.My brother had to fly the kids and I to the funeral.
Anyway, the cards are ones that I have not seen and I do believe that I recognized a couple of places..My dad was one to go on trips through the mountains and of course, took many trips over to Cherokee, so you know that these did look familiar!! He loved to do hiking, so the waterfall did bring back some memories!! Thank you for thee memories!!
Comment: I just loved this swap. Your all bucket list and your letter has inspired me to add more to my fall list. I think I'm going to start collecting fall decorations, too! They are so pretty!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Comment: Thank you for your swap. Your last answer was really fantastic. I'm thinking I might need to take that idea and do some kind of swap with it! :) We'll see what I could come up with. Great job!
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved those recipie cards and the owl stickies! :) thanks for inviting me to the it's a hoot swap! I'm looking forward to it! I love the TCH swaps and try to join as many as I can :) they are my favorite swaps on swapbot :D I always love hearing from you! Good luck with back to school for the twins :) Have a lovely day!
Comment: Thank you for the fun "A" package. The recipe cards are so cute, and I really like the stationary papers. You're so clever, 'Autumn' leaf stickers, wish I would have thought of that. Thank you!!
Comment: I'm also waiting until October to open all my treats. So, thank you so much for whatever little surprise you sent for my Trick-or-Treat bag. It's wrapped up so sweetly. I enjoyed reading your note and love the Jack-o-Lantern paper. It gets harder each month to wait for Halloween.
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap :) thanks also for the nice handwritten note and sending the extra animal cards for my sponsored kids! I'll be thinking on recipes for you and am thankful for being part of this group :)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing about your crops and your chickens on your homestead! I was happy to get you as a partner for this swap! :) thank you also for the adorable memo sheets, cool postcard and the hello kitty stickers! :) I loved it all! I look forward to joining more of the USA only swaps in the group! Blessings!
Comment: Christina..Thank you for the great PC and story of your Grandmothers spring house. The house we bought last year in NY is almost 200 years old and we have a free flowing artesian spring in the yard. People come from all over to get water from it :) It is the only water we will drink in our home!! Blessings...Charlene
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. Sorry I have been away and should have rated you earlier. I love the Scripture verses you wrote. Here is your postcard (with the 'missing' Psalm lines) Please see
And these are the verses that Christina did not have space to write out:
Please leave a comment if you have the time. Thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for the all the flowers, how you found a butterfly with flower card is a surprise to me and my favorite two things. Thank you for the stickers and bookmark and flower seeds too. I hope you are doing good. Take care, Thanks!!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Television/Movies/and such, and for the cute die cuts. This was a good and thought-provoking swap, for which I thank you for developing and hosting. Christians have an extremely uphill battle when it comes to any media that is presented to us, especially television. Praying God's blessings for you and your family.
Comment: This was such a fun swap. Thank you so much for all the surprises in my grab bag. I like it all. I can't tell you how much I love the pattern card, my grandma used to sew and made most of my clothes when I was young and seeing this pattern brought back such happy memories of my grandma. She made a lot of patterns, we would find a dress in the store I liked, when we got home she would make a pattern for it and then make me the dress. I really like everything you sent. Can't wait to make a writing mistake so I can 'erase' sin away. Thank you so much!
Comment: I'm so excited to open my stocking this year. I have to hide the gifts so I don't open them early. I like your Christmas ideas and look forward to a "countdown to Christmas". Thank you for the gifts. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and the animals, and the recipe card. Where do you find such cute recipe cards? It's so much fun reading your letters and getting to know you. I'm having a great time in the swaps. :)
Comment: Dear Christina - Hi. Thank you so much for my wonderful swap goodies. I love the everything - the postcard, notecard and, yes, my boys will definatly love the stickers. We recently saw the Lego movie and loved it. All the best and happy swapping, Jane x (jep1068)
Comment: Beautiful PC. . . I've only been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park once and it was truly awesome. I think getting a map and marking off all the trails you hike would be fantastic -- go for it!! Thanks again for the lovely PC and hope you're having a wonderful spring ~~
Comment: Hello Christina! I've received both your package and the note envie. I love the magnet, the keychain, the postcard and the dreamcatcher is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much! I hope we will repeat the swap someday :) Tanya
Comment: Thank you so much for your generosity. I love everything including your letter! I don't mind the stationary folded...you have to do that to put it in an envelope when you write someone. Great swap and a pleasure to meet you!
Comment: I picked it up at the post office this a.m., amazing!!!! Thank you for the pictures I think everything came out just fine. I never knew the story behind Tom Dooley. Thank you for all the information you sent and the extra pictures. Thank you for taking part in this swap!!!!
Comment: Thank you, TwinMom, for the beautiful memo sheets and post-it notes, and all the extras. I hope you host this swap again and that we can get many more people to join in. (I'm a mom of twin boys. However, they are now 28 years old, and one of them has twin daughters.) Praying that you have a beautiful springtime!
Comment: What an AWESOME package!!!! You deserve a "10" I loved how you had everything wrapped separate and what a creative vision you had for the letters. I absolutely LOVE my pray journal it is AMAZING!!!!. I cant wait to go to bible study Wednesday and show it off. Tell your daughter GREAT JOB!!!! I Love it ALL!!!! Thank you, sooo very thoughtfull!!
Comment: Oh Christina ~ you sent the most awesome recipes, I can not wait to try them! I have been baking a lot lately and it seems to be the same things! Now I have new recipes to try! Love the paper & HEARTS too! Thank you so much! XO Mugsie!
Comment: Hi Christina! Thanks so much for your lovely cards! I can see why they're three of your favorites! The one that shows off the blue haze over the mountains is just amazing! I'll write back soon! Hugs, Joy ðŸ˜„
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I too love the vintage look and it's a unique addition to my collection! I'm also going to look up Mike Delloso! I'm always looking for new books to read! :D <3
Comment: I'm so sorry I didn't rate this sooner. I was just looking at your list of things that make you happy. Very nice~loved plowing your garden. We would get along great. Love gardening. Thanks for everything.
Comment: Thanks so much for all the bird items! The birds are probably confused here in Los Angeles...it's almost 80 degrees today. They are probably thinking that it's summer and they forgot to build their nests. Thanks again, Marjorie
Comment: I love this bobcat - thank you! :oP We have them here too, and though I've spent a lot of time in the woods, I've never seen one. They probably heard me coming a mile away though, because I was always making plenty of noise to let the bears know I was coming. ;o) You may see one yet!
Comment: Hello Christina, Thank you so much for the beautiful animal cards!! I was so happy to see that you were my partner, too. for I had not checked who would be sending to me. I also enjoyed reading your long note to me, and my, you have really been busy with your reading!!!! I look forward in finding 2 or 3 of those books to read for myself...and am hoping that I can find them in Large Print. that would be a big help!! You have a surprise on the way!! Hugs, anita
Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughtful letter. I enjoyed reading about your life. Your kids seem to be very smart and you're being a really awesome mother for supporting their interests so well. Also, I loved the description of your chicken. I don't know any chicken personally but I've heard they have unique personalities. :) I've thought about getting some chicken if I'll live in my own house one day. I can't eat eggs bought from the grocery store because of the cruel way they are produced. :/ Having bees is also something I'm very interested in! Thanks again for your letter and have a great day. :)
Comment: Oh how super cool. I read the whole envelope over and over again before opening. And what was inside was just as awesome. I <3 the itty bitty stickers so much!!! And the quote card is awesome, too :)
Comment: You write small enough on the PC so that you get your money's worth! :-) I take my PC's to my classroom and display them there. My students are college-level but they like the colours and the break from "serious" subjects like anatomy and pharmacology! xx
Comment: Thank you. You are a happy person. I enjoyed your letter. I like what you sent to describe yourself. Your children are part of your whole.At 15, different they may be, but growing up they are. With happy children, you show a part of yourself. Enjoy your garden, your cooking, and whatever makes you happy.
Comment: Thank you very much for the note, tea and ribbons. I`ve never heard of Numi tea - I don`t think we can get it around here, so I`m looking forward to trying it. I hope you find work soon - I spent all last summer and fall laid off - it was nice at first, as I was able to get all those odd jobs finished, but after awhile it became very boring and frustrating. Best of luck!
PS. I think I need you to organize my craft room - it would be wonderful to know where everything was!
Comment: Thanks for the 3 postcards, Christina. My favorite is the black and white "Miss Marple". It's too bad they don't even mention that Margaret Rutherford is the actress. The red salamander is a beaut too. Thanks for creating a mail art envie to send them in!
Comment: thank you!! i hope to see you in round 2 <3. the little note you wrote was great to read. i loved to hear about your previous job, and watching the handicapped boy ride it 46 times with total bliss on his face! awwwww!
Comment: I love it all!!!! The deer postcard is just heavenly, lol! So cute! I think the fox bookmark is adorable and raccoon stickers!!!! Wow, you made my day!!! Thank you!!! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Florida Peel & Eat Shrimp recipe. Shrimp steamed in Old Bay seasoning is a favorite in our house and something I usually serve on Christmas Eve. Have a joyous Christmas!
Comment: Christina, what a special stocking you prepared for me! And oh my, how I loved your letter! What a testimony of faith and priorities being in the right place! I LOVED every single thing that you blessed me with. Everything! I thank you so very much for your generous heart in sharing both your traditions and your gifts with me. I LOVE my cherished BELIEVE stickers, too! Thank you for including those! I already have a purpose in mind! :-) Merry Christmas to you and all your dear family and friends!
Comment: What a wonderful letter Stanley wrote! I want to come out to visit the Great Smoky National Park too! My grandson will enjoy the salamander postcard - I'll be seeing him next week and will take it to him. Thank you so much - and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Got your lovely letter and yummy tea! I have not tried Stash tea, so I'm looking forward. I drank the other, Pumpkin Spice, with breakfast this morning. YUM! Numi is also one of my favorites - have you tried their Moroccan Mint? So good!! <3
Comment: Dear Hiccup and servants... Thank you so much for your christmascard and letter! we're loving it to get our own cards! We wish you also a purrrrrfectly christmastime, greets from your friends Daantje, Lotje and Emma and our servant Aafke
Comment: Thanks Christina! The paper is perfect. I've been cutting them into 1/4" strips and randomly putting them together. It's fun playing with someone else's color palette:) And thanks for the paperclips. cute cartoon.
Comment: Thankyou Christina for the lovely card, the words are so nice. Thankyou Christine for your lovely I enjoed reading it, there are so many wonderful things to be thankful for, I am so thankful to know the love of God and Jesus. I love the postcard, have a nice day love and blessings jennifer.
Comment: I got your letter today and loved it! Thank you so much. I love that you dreamed of being a mom and now have twins (with different bdays - how cool!). And I'd have to agree with the cat as a person LOL! Oh, and don't be scared about jury duty - I did it a couple of years ago and found it really interesting. I hope that goes well for you!! Again, thanks so much for the letter and sweet bookmark (will get lots of use). <3 <3 <3
Comment: Thank you for the cool card and the little goodies as well :) I've got kiddo who has a 10/30 birthday as well :) We are going to celebrate his early though. Hope you all have a great Halloween week!!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmark and verse card you made. They are great! It's so sweet that you made them for me. :)
I have a few recipes I need to write on cards so thank you for sending those to me too. And the recipes I'll have to try since they sound interesting and maybe I won't taste the pumpkin too much, as I'm not particularly found of pumpkin, but was hoping to get a new recipe to try. Thanks, Have a great day!
Comment: I love having you as my partner - sending or receiving! : ) These are all new to me, all are great! I especially love the multiview with the fawn! It's sooooo cute! I can't believe you have elk there - awesome!!! So glad you joined! Thank you!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely pcs! Our oldest son is currently stationed in VA - so we hope to see some of it in Feb (hopefully it will not be tooooo cold to enjoy!) - he is supposed to than go to NC (this may change - sigh!), and it looks like there are tons of lovely places to visit there as well! If he has to be away from us, at least it is places we want to visit! LOL! Thanks again for the wonderful Happy Mail on such a gloomy day here in IL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the PC and all the songs. I think Mercy Me is my favorite group. I'll have to google some of the songs as I haven't heard them, I don't think I have. I like the added songs from your kids too. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you so much for the both gifts! I opened them automatically, but it was worth of it - I love the Let it snow stickers and the Great Smoky Mountains goods!:D Thank you so very much! Warm hugs, Tanya
Comment: Christina, thank you so very much for the greatest souvenirs ever!!!:D I love the totebag with the bear and reindeer of the National Park on it!<3 It's the cutest thing!:D Not to mention, the other Great Smoky Mountains souvenirs, such as the fantastic pen, the bookmarks, the stickers and the postcards! I'm so happy to receive it!:D I would be the happiest to arrange another swap with you!:D Thank you! Hugs, Tanya
Comment: I'm so happy you had an elk to send too, ha ha! He's a beauty - and I am jealous that you have a possibility of seeing them in a National Park! Let me know if you go!! Thanks again so much! : )
Comment: Thank you for the great card! Did you make it? It's awesome! It's really cool that your twins were born right before and on Halloween. One of my great-aunt's was married on Halloween, but to them it was just October 31st. :) Thank you for sharing with me. I think I'll add your card to the Halloween banner I plan on making for next month.
Comment: Christina If I could give you a hundred million stars I would do it. Thank you so much for all of the things you sent. I love the Bible verse. Just hearing from you and getting it made my not so good week into a wonderful weekend ahead I will be getting yours in the mail soon. Please stay in touch you sound like a great pen pal if you have time. Hugs Marlann
Comment: Sorry it took so long for the rate. I have been away from the computer for quite some time!
Thank you for the letter and pictures. I loved your mail lady, it was great she posed for a picture!
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the lovely share, stickers, and Happy Belated Birthday! Are the twins feeling better? It is so hard having one sick child, much less two - yikes! You handled turning 40 great! I have been ok for all ages so far, we will see how I do at 60! LOL! Hope your swaps go great! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Christina, Thank you for the nice recipe cards and recipe. That pie sounds fast, simple and delicious!
I just found the sweet little bunny charm. It fell into the carpet and I'm so glad the kids didn't vacuum it up (not that they vacuum that often). Thank you for your kind note and sentiments about swap-bot. The good out weighs the not-so-good and the glass is always more than half full here. XO
Comment: I liked the Scripture cards that you made for me. Very encouraging verses! That card with the oranges on it had Isaiah 32:17-18 on it. Such timely verses because we're planning to move to a better neighborhood later on this year. We were searching for "peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest." The Lord led us to a better area to live in.
Comment: I enjoy the post cards and the magnetic! Thank u very much... i love Your travel experience, even limited i love your simplicity! Thanks again, itÂ´s a pleasure swap with u!I enjoy the post cards and the magnetic! Thank u very much... i love Your travel experience, even is limited i love your simplicity! Thanks again itÂ´s a plager swap with u!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, I love your attitude. My fiance just turned 40 on the 7th and he was a big grouch! Wouldn't let me throw him a party or anything, ugh!!
Comment: Christina, you are A-W-E-S-O-M-E !!! Today I got a fabulous packages! I love all of it.The surprises were also beautiful. Thank you very, very much! :) Greetings from Lithuania.â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: I got my card today. Thank you SO much! I LOVE that postcard. In fact Hubby will probably confiscate it for his office as soon as he sees it. heh. I have never heard of that place before but we were looking for something to do during our anniversary week (it's our first on the 8th!) and if it's close enough I think we'll ride there.
Thank you again. You brightened my day.
Comment: Hey Christna - thank you so much for the awesome bears and your "little surprise"! I'm so spoilt! NZ Customs had a little surprise for us both - they must have wondered what the penny was when it was xrayed - they had opened both envelopes to have a look! lol Ooooh - maybe I'm on their check list now! rofl. :)
Comment: What a beautiful surprise to find your envelope in my mailbox! It looks like a wonderful place... so very different from here and even Europe. Thank you for sharing! Many hearts for this wonderful swap!!
Comment: Love getting you as a partner because everything you send is wonderful! I love the Great Smoky Mountains, but haven't been back up there in a couple of years. I totally agree with you about Daryl. I just got to go down to Senoia and see where they filmed the Woodbury scenes at. I acted like a total goober the whole time I was there! Haha. Anyway, thanks for the PC!
Comment: Thank you so much!! I loved everything in the package! Peanut butter is my husband's favorite food ever, so I will definitely be making the peanut butter pie this Christmas! The handmade bookmark is so cute! I love it! And now I'm about to go enjoy a cup of tea. :) Thank you!!
Comment: Hi Christina, Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards. They are perfect and exactly what I like! I appreciate that you read my profile. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park must be a wonderful place to visit. Thanks again. :)
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of postcards. Yesterday I was thinking about how I would like a postcard of Native Americans and I could not believe it when I opened your envelope and there was a postcard in there. The other postcard are great also. Thanks.
Comment: You know, I try not to look and see the person is that is sending to me, so when it comes in the mail, I have fun seeing who and want..It's just me...So thrilled that it was YOU this time, and I love the postcards..none of which I think I have ever had before..THANK YOU!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Flowers AND Unesco. I also had to send two postcards to the same person in one day. I thought that I had made a mistake when I wrote the address out the second time. We are also busy in our garden, pruning before the winter weather sets in and planting some bulbs to give us color over winter.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Great Smoky Mountains card and your sweet note. I'd love to visit there sometime. Rhododendrons grow like crazy in this part of Oregon, too, and they're starting to bloom now. I love them!
Comment: Thanks so much - I enjoyed reading your letter, and the postcard and tea are very nice! You sound like you have a really great life. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place with nature literally at your doorstep. Thanks also for the book recommendations - believe it or not I haven't read any of those so I will definitely check them out!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. You are lucky to get most of your grandpa's pictures. I am from a long line of younger siblings. I don't have much. Luckily we are in the digital age and I have been getting some off of other people. Otherwise I'd be out of luck.
Comment: I love these postcards! The deer is new for me, and I love the opposum! I think they're cute!! Love the moonshine one too - and thanks for telling me the story about your great-grandpa : ) It's always nice swapping with you and I love the notes you send!! Thanks so much!
Comment: What a beautiful card! Carl needs to be turned over Ricks knee for a few good swats, hes turning out to be like Shane, ICK!
Daryl is hot, my youngest girl adores him, I like him to but more for Rick and Glenn is a little cutie.
I think also Michonne is their best asset besides Daryl.
Not sure when it comes back on,the finale wasn't as big as I thought it would be, but it was ok.
Comment: Thank you for all the great PCs! I was excited to see the NC stamp card and the flower and bird. Also, that's the second card I've got from the Knoxville Zoo - they are awesome. Those frogs are so colourful! :)
Comment: Thanks for the great "set" of Clingman's Dome postcards from the Smoky Mountains! What a neat view that must be... it is still on our TO DO list! Thanks too for the bookmark, too. Love "Did you know" postcards... makes me learn something new ;-D
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card, cute stickers and the Bible verse card you made. The verse you picked and the Beatitudes are my favorite from Matthew too, so I did eenie meenie minni mooo to choose my verse. :)
Enjoy reading the New Testament, let me know when you completed it.
Comment: You have twins and we're name twins how fun! I loved your story about the kiddos' birthdays! That is so neat. And Cades Cove? It looks so gorgeous, ugh my heart is melting. I want to go to there!
Comment: It was great to read your letter! Happy homesteading and bet of luck with the chickens...they are absolutely the best pets! My daughter loves them, and I would love to get 2 Nigerian dwarf goats, and learn to milk them! Your orchard sounds amazing!
Comment: I got a great NC USPS Stamp in the mail yesterday! Thank you so much for this card! It is a great addition to my USPS collection :D
This is also the first postcard I have with the new Forever Round stamp!
Comment: Dear Christina,
Thank you for the Happy mail day, It was fun to see all the extras in the envelope, I will definately try the recipes and will use the paper products for scrap booking, this has been fun thanks again,
Comment: I really love everything that you sent! It is all things that I can use, and different than I can find here. I am thankful also for the book suggestion! I have trouble finding breakfast recipes especially. I will definitely check it out! Thank you and God bless you!
Comment: You are the sweetest! Reading your letter completely made my entire day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. Also the stickers and memo paper will be going to great use, thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc. I love deer so very much, so this was a great card for me. I love visiting the Smoky Mtns. I was there about a month ago, and plan to go back in a couple of weeks.
Comment: What a lovely intro note! I totally enjoyed reading about your life in the mountains. We are surrounded by mountains too. How lucky we both are! Thanks for using the sweet butterfly card, and for enclosing the extra one. I love it all.
Comment: WOW!!! What can I say? I felt so blessed receiving your envelope! The cards on the inside were amazing!!! Did you get them in a christian store? I would love to get more! More than the cards (they were great) was the time you took to write me such a nice peaceful and freindly letter! Who won the snowman contest? God bless you and your family. In church there are twins (5yrs old) and I call them My Twinkies and last week their dad gave me a package of Twinkies!!! It meant so much to me! Take care I to see you in a future swap, this one was great!
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun fruity things you sent. I enjoyed your letter about your orchard. I can tell you put a lot of thought into this swap and I appreciate it. ps: the plum recipe sounds good, but I love plums right off the tree too!
Comment: Hi Christina! thank you for a lovely postcard and also for sharing with me part of your life...I imagine you live in a wonderful place with wonderful people! Best regards and receive a huge hug...Olga
i received my pressies today, thanks. i will pm you once i have opened them. it will be sooner than later the suspense will do my head in i think the longest i have survived not opening them has been 5 days..............lol!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so very much for all the awesome goodies you sent me! Loved it all! For a beginner I'd say you did very good! Thanks so much for adding a few christian based items. They will come in handy for my smash book! (:
Comment: What a delightful packet of "sunny" surprises, Christina! Thank you very much.
You certainly were creative in finding "sunny-yellow" items. I LOVE the buttons and use them either for a paper arts or sewing project. I'm going to turn the little yellow "Composition Book" into a Miniature "Smash Book." The Juicy Fruit gum takes me back to my childhood memories of the drawer in my grandmother's kitchen that always had Juicy Fruit and other kinds of gum and SOMETIMES--not often--some candies or "store bought" cookies. The irony of finding such cookies as treats is that none of us ever had them because we always had home made ones! Isn't that ironic? And the sunflowers are special because I've often grown them in my flower gardens here in Texas, much to my farmer-father's chagrin because they were for him invasive weeds in his crop fields in Nebraska and Iowa. I deliberately grew them to tease him! He's been gone now for 10 years--after suffering Alzheimer's for 10 years. Your sunflowers brought a mix of laughter and tears to my heart! Thank you so very much, and I pray God blesses you richly in the coming weeks! PeggyO
Comment: Thanks for the great PCs. . . I especially like the 'we've moved' one too funny! The waterfalls of NC one is so pretty - I do so love waterfalls. . . and the Cheroke in full dress is stunning! Thanks again and happy swapping ~~
Comment: Very nice Package.... And I was your partner for Send me your Favorite Recipe too... Got your Big Green envelope in today's mail.... and just love all the goodies you tucked in.... Thank You...
Comment: Nice to hear from you Christina, and I LOVE the Smokey Mountains. They're one of the reasons I moved to NC. We're practically neighbors. I will definitely drop you a note in the near future. Till then, be happy.
Comment: Thank you Christina for the great Knoxville Zoo cards and also the beautiful zoo stickers for that zoo!! IF you would like to send me the larger ones, I want to pay you for them. It's up to you when you send them!! anita
Also, love getting a letter from you. Will answer as soon as possible.
Comment: Hi Christina ~ what a sweet pkg you sent! Everything is totally wonderful, thank you so much! Your salad sounds great and I look forward to trying it. I love all the ingredients except goat cheese. :o) ...I'll go with asiago and romano. â™¥ Thank you sincerely and I'm glad you liked the swap. :o) ...may we meet again...
Comment: Christina ~ The eagle is spectacular and will go into my 'state stuff' collection - the US map, capitol, flag, bird and flower are first in that collection! I also liked the Blue Ridge Pkwy and the Great Smoky Mtns PCs - they are both such beautiful places!! And don't ever worry about not having anything that goes into my collections - I just love postcards as they are my way of traveling all over the world!! I'm sure you had a great time at the zoo - they are always such fun but particularly when you have little ones!! Thanks again for the great PCs. . . and you did add to my collection with the spectacular bald eagle!!
Comment: Thank you!! I love all of the prompts. You did it right. I got the idea from a jar swap that was up in the public swaps at the time. I thought a envie of prompts would be so much easier and cheaper.
Comment: Great PCs!! Thank you so much. I love the barn one. . . I've never seen one like that and it is very interesting and certainly makes sense. The bear one is so cute (I love bears - they look so sweet but we all know they can be not-so-sweet). . . and the Cherokee alphabet is interesting. Thanks again for the great choice of PCs and happy swapping ~~
Comment: Hi Christina, Thanks for reading my profile, I love reading them and finding out what other people enjoy. Great postcard, I've actually been past this it is such a beautiful park! What an awesome place to live. Thanks so much, Judy
Comment: Great selection of items. Thank you for the tea, I do like to drink hot tea every now and then; I make bookmarks and add verses on them..I like to share them with people to put into their Bibles or books. So, the bookmarks will be shared with someone and you will receive the blessing, also.
Comment: Hi Christina, I love your pc you sent me (love waterfalls), I love what you said about your dream job. I was a stay at home mom till my son left and went to uni. I have a pipe dream of maybe having the same dream job as you maybe one day.
Its good that you are able to start living your dream and I wish you all the best with your endeavour.
Comment: Christina...Thank you for your wonderful gardening letter...you truly are blessed to own the property to have large gardens:) Would love to grow and can all my own goodies but I settle to have fresh to taste during season:) YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipes and loved the cute recipe cards!! The stew is new to me but I have had the Apple carrot salad:) Happy Gardening and enjoy your SPRING before your hot temps arrive. Oh and the sunflower stationery is awesome too...my house is full of sunflowers!!!!...Hugs, Charlene
Comment: Oh my!! I'm so sorry this is late. I set it aside and forgot to rate you... But I really did like all of your recipes! I've never tried chili in a crock pot but now I'm gonna!! Thanks so much for the recipes and the really cute!!!!! cards, Thanks, Jen
Comment: This card is SO AWESOME!!!! A doggie AND a bible verse on the front! WOW! Also I loved your list of 5 things. #2 really got me. (Quiet time bible reading and praying.) I am really struggling in this area, and it means a lot to hear how special it is to you. God bless!
Comment: I so love this card, thank you! We have been to the Smokey Mountains when we first went to the USA and we loved being there. That was in summer - now I can see a bit of what it looks like in winter. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks Christina! That was the cutest postcard you sent. I love the Smoky Mountains, too. My sister lives in Knoxville and she sends us pictures often! Thank you for the cute "groovy" sticker, too :) LOVED IT!!
Comment: Thanks for the great PCs. . . and no, you haven't sent these before : ) THe Cades Cove one looks splendid, but then North Carolina is a beautiful state. My brother used to live in Winston-Salem and I drove through the Smokey Mountains when I came out to Virginia from California ~ it was soooo beautiful!!! Thanks again for the great PCs ~~
Comment: What a great package! I love the feather slap bracelet! I have earrings to match! The squirrels will have smiles on their faces, we have lots around here. All the trivia~I didn't know tulip bulbs can be used in place of onions and that the Chow is the only known dog that has a black tongue. Thanks again!
Comment: Hi Christina & thanks for the Clingmans Dome postcard. Sorry for taking a while to rate you - it got crazy in our house over the holidays, I'm just glad I didn't lose the ones I have to rate. You're lucky to have so much family near you. I enjoy that about our area in Maryland too. Take care & Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I enjoyed reading about what you do w/your twins to celebrate the season. Thank you also for the goodies! I am heating some water right now for a nice cup of tea, can't wait to try that flavor. :) â™¥
Comment: So your letter came in to the place where I work because I have all my stuff sent there and everyone was stunned by how bloody it looked. lol!!! It was awesome!!!! I'd give you two hearts but...alas...
Comment: It was so great reading your letter and all about your Christmas traditions! What wonderful ideas...it sounds like you and your kids have a really good time together! Hope you have a lovely week!
Comment: Thanks for the gredat PCs. . . I love the Great Smoky Mountains ~ they are so beautiful!! I really like the one with the 4 seasons. . .but then I really like the Clingman's Dome with its beautiful coloring. . . and then I really liked the GSM highway, flowers & fern, and a running brook. . . well, I just really like them all!! Thanks again ~~
Comment: Thanks for the fun letter and all the stickers on the letter and envie! I really enjoyed reading your answers to the questions and I'm craving collard greens the way you described them now! :)
Comment: What a beautiful postcard it is !!! I really loved the color , white and skyblue !!! You seem to live in a wonderful place that you see that kind of scenery from your window !!! Pea soup sounds nice, what kind of taste was it ? Thank you for the card again, I also enjoyed reading it and the stickers as well !!!