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AmericanHeiress

AmericanHeiress
Date Joined: September 18, 2008
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: February 18, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

Cricket

I Pledge To Rate If you are my partner and have not received a swap from me, kindly message me. I always send a week early with a tracking number. Just to be on the safe side. I work extremely hard and go above and beyond on every swap I sign up for. That being said, the minute I receive your package. I will connect on to the Bot and rate you fairly!

I am super OCD responsible enough to send out all my swaps on time. I never over extend myself and only sign up for what I can commit to and always follow through no matter what. A couple of years ago when my mom died in a tragic and unexpected accident and even going through Hurricane Irma, I sent out on time and kept my swap partners informed.

Harry Winston Watch Out, I Dream in Diamonds My name is Lauren and I live in the sunny state of Florida by way of Hollywood, California. SAHW & married the man of my dreams in 2010. Became a mommy on Valentine's Day 2013 & D-Day 2015. What can I say, I liked going into labor on holidays. My little man and princess have perfect timing is all I can say. I am still adjusting to this title called MOMMY & balancing my ever demanding career of costume making. Its a little nuts around here with cute little mini me's and a whole lot of crystals and feathers. LOL (SELFIE QUEEN)

Me Me 2

I am a designer of all things Swarovski: Crystallized Bikinis, Extravagant Costume/Theme Wear, Vintage Luggage & Shoes. I love the creation process. A truly calming experience for me and I feel doing it right the first time (in biz and in life) is the reason why I have customers return time and time again. Theme wear & shoes are my favorite things to make.

Earth Angel

Diamond Diamond Diamond Diamond

My home away from home, it is where I am the happiest. I am so obsessed. On my 40th Birthday, I would like to renew my vows at DisneyWorld. We even named our Black & White Persian Cat Disney! Disney means more to me than life itself.

Disney Castle

Chandelier Chandelier Chandelier Chandelier Chandelier Chandelier

French Chateau

I love homes that have true character, that hold a little mystery. I could definitely do some decorating damage to this house. Love this French Chateau Style Manor, definitely would love to own a vintage manor one day. Hey never stop dreaming! Two of my favorite websites for homes are: Circa Old Houses - www.circaoldhouses.com Chateau Gudanes - www.chateaugudanes.com

Painted Lady

Painted Ladies, don't even get me started. It would be like living in an actual doll house. I totally could live in one of them. Gorgeous stained glass, turrets, pocket doors, cellars and attics for plenty of storage and areas you can turn into work and craft rooms. Would die to own one of them! Not sure I could convince my honey bunny, plus he is way too tall to fit through the door ways.

Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel Mini Carousel

I am so addicted to the past times and iconic treasures of the bygone era. There is something truly magical about a carousel and it is one of my favorite rides at Disneyland & World. The horses are complete works of art with such detail carved into each one. My friend Amy and I dream of organizing a circus themed shoot with a carousel included. I would also love to own one of my very own carousel horses so I could completely cover her in Swarovski Crystals. Dreams are wonderful aren't they? I have actually rode the carousel below three times when I was in Paris. once in the hot air balloon in the rain, 2nd time in the Venetian Canopy Seat and the third time on a gorgeous horse with flowers all over the mane and tail. I will never forget it and hope to take my kids one day.

Paris Carousel

Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne

My obsession with the Edwardian Period, Gilded Age and all the way to the 1950's started when I felI in love with reading. This time period holds so much magic and mystery. I love how everything connects once you start to your research. I do believe in my former life I was an American Heiress. Lover of all things sparkly and diamonds are definitely my best friend. I believe in style, decorum and the family legacy goes along way. My dream would be to live in a grand estate with a full staff, but for now I will be grateful with living on the 11th hole of the golf course. Meeting up with friends for lunch, letter boxing, chasing my kids around, finding time to sit down & breathe are the activities that consume my current days.

Heiress

Being an Heiress Is Not Easy: So finding things to entertain and inspire me can prove to be difficult at times. Here is a list of things that either entertain or inspire me in no particular order:

  • Women's Rights (Suffragette in the house)
  • Edwardian Period in NY (Titanic & Gilded Age)
  • Carousels
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • History of Hollywood, CA (My hometown)
  • Disney Imagineer (Disney Obsessed)
  • Hollywood Regency Decor, just like my home
  • 20th Century Architecture
  • Pin ups and Vaudeville Themes
  • Love Rosaries & Virgin of Guadalupe Stuff
  • Letterboxing check out www.atlasquest.com

Bird Cages Bird Cages Bird Cages Bird Cages

What I Collect

OMG seriously obsessed with this little kitty made by Lefton (Little Miss Priss). I love her so much that every time I see her at vintage/antique shops, I buy her right away. I look at her and I get that warm and fuzzy feeling like she is smiling right at me. They are hard to find and when you do they are quite a bit of money. I did happened to snag the cookie jar for $15 and have seen it on eBay selling at almost $400. Crazy I know. So when I am out and about or see a good deal I grab her.

Lil Miss Priss

I am not sure what to say except Certifiably Insane when it comes to Fenton. I love so many pieces in the Fenton Family that I cannot just choose one. I collect Ruby and Mulberry Overlay. And all the colored crests Cake Stands. I also love Silver Turquoise & Silver Rose.

Fenton

I am definitely a collector of many things. I am obsessed with all things kitschy decor. I love 1940's Chalkware wall pockets of Mermaids, Sea Horses and Fish. I am currently redo-ing my pool house bathroom with an Enchantment Under the Sea Theme. It's so cute and my kids just love it.

Mermaids

TV & Music

So my New Year's resolution was to stop watching reality TV shows. So if it's not an amazing series with a great story or how to show then I am just not interested anymore. If I happen to be watching I am definitely only tuned into:

  • Blackish (This show is hilarious & relatable)

  • Dancing with the Stars (I love the costumes)

  • Football (S, M, & Th above everything)

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (OMG I Die)

  • Real Time with Bill Maher

  • Queen Sugar (Oprah, leaves me hanging after. every episode)

Vintage TV

I love watching old black and white 50's game shows like What's My Line, Password, and Beat the Clock and Same Name. They just remind me of some very glamorous time.

I love Sinatra and Big Band 40's era music, especially while I work. I also like late 90's hip/hop. And I am fan of Classic Rock and Roll and Alternative while singing at the top of my lungs in the car. And House Music (Swedish House Mafia is my favorite & Calvin Harris), when I really want to let loose!

Disney Obsession

DIsney Ears DIsney Ears DIsney Ears

So, I have been in love with Disney practically my whole life, but after my mom passed away I damn near became obsessed with the subject and all things Ears related. She used to work for Disney when she was younger, And was even a model for all the Disney Training Videos. She really enjoyed her time at Disney and I believe this is where she learned all about being a kind but fair business woman. She always talked highly of the behind the scenes magic and how she could always incorporate her training from Disney in everyday situations She was amazing and I loved hearing about her Disney stories.

My favorite Character of all time is Minnie Mouse. I believe my husband is my Mickey and I am his Minnie. When we move I want and all white kitchen so I can turn it into an entire Disney themed kitchen. I read anything and everything about Disney. I am now more interested in the building of the park, the imagineers, how the rides and movies were made.

I am also obsessed with Pin Trading, so if. you pin trade....Let's Trade. Some of the themes I collect:

  • Minnie Mouse

  • Jiminy Cricket

  • Birds from the Tiki Room

  • Haunted Mansion ((Anything))

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Fantasia ((Anything))

  • Club 33 & Blue Bayou

Minnie Mouse

And, I can't forget Jiminy Cricket, the littlest character with the biggest heart. I live my life through his kind words "Always let your conscience be your guide" you will never be lost if you always do the right thing.

My Wishlist

  • Anything On My Amazon Favorites
  • Necco Wafer & Conversation Candy Hearts
  • Ring Pops (My son is obsessed)
  • Magnets For My Fridge
  • Lottery Scratchers
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Jigsaw Puzzles over 500 pieces
  • Flamingos & Arabian Horses
    (My Spirit Bird & Animal)
  • Anything Disney Related
  • Disney Trading Pins
  • Corgis (Obsessed)
  • Persian Cats

Carousel Horse

Flakers

I am finally forced to put this up because I have been flaked on 4 times, twice for receiving nothing and twice for not be rated. =( Most of my swaps are journal swaps which take about two months and a lot of creative thinking, so it really sucks not to get anything in return and even worse not being rated for the hard work you've done.

April 16, 2010 @PrettyPoetStacy - Queen For A Day Journal Swap(My swap wasn't even rated...She received it too, and has been kicked off the bot)

April 16, 2010 @SwtBtrCup - Queen For A Day Journal Swap

June 23, 2017 @aqualuna - A Penpal From Every Country

September 2, 2017 @Miamorswife - Shared Journal Experience #4 (She received my swap and never rated me)

September 2, 2017 @BmichelleXoXo - Coloring Page Swap (Reached out several times, received my swap and was never rated)

RAK's & Angels

RAK's TO:

@LadyStephanie - Scented Soaps (Package) - Sent 1-15-2010

@ShadowAkiyah - Stationery Set (Package) - Sent 11-12-2010

@Kim91262 - Replenish Strawberry Mentos Stash (Flat Mail) -Sent 1-10-2011

@PinkMudd - Post Cards with Animals (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-2-2011

@JenniferKaos - 4 Twilight Journals (Package) - Sent 6-23-2012

@FrancescaP - Huge Box Of Gardetto's (Box) Sent 7-1-2014

@Usacricket - Secret Santa For Her Daugther (Boxes) Sent 12-7-2014

@Fenix825 - Haribo Raspberries (Lil' Box) Sent 2-5-2018

ANGELS TO:

@Keahirada - Coloring Book Swap (Package) - Sent 12-10-2010

@Kim91262 - Music To Run By CD Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 1-10-2011

@Keahirada - Journal With A Twist Swap (Package)- Sent 1-11-2011

@LadyRose - $10 Gift Card Swap (Flat Mail, sent $20) - Sent 2-1-2011

@ShadowAkiyah - I Want More Penpals #3 (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-2-2011

@Keahirada - CPG Flat Envie Profile Swap US Only (Package)- Sent 2-2-2011

@Keahirada - Fill Up My Mail Box, The Remix (Package) - Sent 2-2-2011

@Vblarney - 101010 Postcard Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-8-2011

@ArtisticExpression - 30 Favorite Websites (Email) - Sent 3-13-2011

@ThisismeAXiD - 30 Favorite Websites (Email) - Sent 3-13-2011

@Marcsgrl - Lady Rose's 15 Questions Swap (Email) - Sent 3-30-2011

@Provadia - $50 Private Swap (Package) - Sent 4-5-2011

@Robynmh4 - Journal Your January (Package) - Sent 5-2-2011

@Vintervila - Recipe Card Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 5-13-2011

@DeniseN10ec - Weekly RAK #1 (Email) - Sent 7-5-2011

@DeniseN10ec -Top 20 Favorite Websites & Blogs (Email) - Sent 7-5-2011

@DeniseN10ec - Journal of Quotes (Package) - Sent 7-5-2011

@DebP - August Birthday Card Swap/With Surprise(Flat Mail) - Sent 7-9-2011

@Veltheimia - August Birthday Card Swap/With Surprise (Flat Mail) - Sent 7-9-2011

@Jnolan05 - Huge Mega Journal Swap(Package) - Sent 7-30-2011

@GinaMarie - State Magnet Swap (Flat Mail) - Sent 10-10-2011

@LyndensMommy - State Magnet Swap (Flat Mail) Sent 10-10-2011

@Provadia - We love Jeffree Star '09! (Flat Mail) - Sent 10-10-2011

@NymphetMaggot - Long Term Journal Swap (6 months) (Package) -Sent 1-30-2012

@Grandmaroro - Art Journal For Beginners (Package) - Sent 10-27-2012

@Athanasiasmile - Themed Shoebox: Feb 2012 (Package) - Sent 12-15-2012

@Erickalin - Hello Kitty Fans Swap #2 (Package) Sent 8-5-2013

@Julesdn - Handmade Jewelry Set Swap (Package) - Sent 8-5-2013

@MelodyMoon - Private Swap MelodyMoon & Jinxydc (Box) - Sent 8-12-2013

@PhoenixSwap - Blind Surprise Swap (June) (Package) - Sent 8-29-2013

@Tpartymom - Journaling With A Purpose (Package) - Sent 12-3-2013

@Tpartymom - A Simple Woman's Day #2 (Package) - Sent 12-3-2013

@KristinCali - Another Journal/Notebook Letter Swap (Package) - Sent 4-8-2014

@FrancescaP - Profile Based Surprise Package (Package) - Sent 5-2-2014

@Makeupbychiara - Sweet Mail Swap (Package) - Sent 6-9-2014

@Renmagpie - Halloween Pen Pal & Surprise Swap (Package) - Sent 8-9-2017

Ratings

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Comment: We would have some serious fun antique shopping together!!
Response: Oooooh I love antiquing and shopping with new friends!!!!
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Comment: Thank you! Gone with the Wind is one of my favorite books ever :)
Response: Me too and I love the movie!!!!
IsadoraWing rated for JOURNAL SWAP #64 on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Already ready to send it back again!
IsadoraWing rated for Journal Swap #63 on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: This was before Palm Springs and all the craziness!! Thanks for sending!
AmandaThePenPal rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #18 on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! This is such a fun swap!
sudeshnab rated for FRIDGE MAGNET SWAP on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
aligurl75 rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #17 on Jul 26, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I totally forgot that I had received this and was waiting to get it. It was buried under a pile of mail on my desk. ( I moved offices and I'm still getting caught up on organization) Thank you so much for the journal forward. I like the way you decorated your entry with washi tape.
Fabriqueen rated for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE #16 on Jul 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! Sorry for the late rating. we were on vacation and I got behind. Thank you for reminding me. Hugs, Diane
LMeowkin rated for FS: Spoil Your Partner Rotten on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Oh.Em.Gee. What a wonderful package! It was so much fun to open! Thank you so very very much! The candles are especially nice - I hadn't seen them before, and they smell WONDERFUL! Wowza! What a creative package. I appreciate it - and you! Thank you!
Response: So glad you loved it. Hope you have a fabulous summer!!!!
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Comment: Lovely Carousel themed pocket letter! The gift card is much appreciated and a cool idea as an addition to a PL! I'll have to remember that for one of my next designs!
Response: So happy you enjoyed. Have a fabulous trip!
Minxy1964 rated for FS: FRIDGE MAGNET on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Oh my days! Three magnets, including two unicorns. I love them. They're on my fridge door already xx
Response: Yeah so happy they made it!!!! If you find anything with The Queen or Corgis, let me know I am like way obsessed. I keep telling my hunny in his sleep we need a corgi. LOL
starrycat rated for FS: What Are You Into? on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Love having a Disney themed one to add to my collection (I am creating a coffee table book with all my postcards in it using a 12x12 scrapbook). When I was a young girl I visited the Fenton Glass factory and got to tour and see how they made the glass pieces. Thing I remember most was there was a rail line that ran into the factory that they used for transport of the glass and materials. It wasn't operating anymore, but if you walked the tracks you could see bits of the various colored glass from pieces that had broke in shipping, were defected, or just scrap that was discarded. The pieces were small pebble sized and just blanketed the ground in a rainbow of colors. It was very cool!
Response: Omg I would so die and collect all the colored pieces and use them for a Fenton theme glass bottom pool. Wouldnt that be crazy gorgeous?
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Comment: I love the pocket letter you created for this first round of this swap! Very pretty and describes you perfectly I think! That is very interesting about your husband being in the NFL- which team did he play for? Thanks again for the swap and can't wait to add a page for the next round!
Response: He played for 4 technically bc one team moved to different cities. Thanks so much I totally enjoyed making this and will set up round #2 this weekend
starrycat rated for FS: DISNEY THEME CP on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely coloring pages of Jasmine! I love the pop from the markers that you used when coloring it! And I even won 4 bucks from the lotto ticket, lol! That's actually the first time I ever won off a lotto ticket, ha ha. Sorry for the delay in rating; I was out of town when this arrived!
Response: Woo hoo winner winner chicken dinner. I love lottery scratchers
starrycat rated for FS: VICTORIAN THEME CP on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely coloring pages of the Victorian style houses and the flower ephemera you sent! It is very nice! Sorry for the delay in rating; I was out of town when this arrived!
Response: @starrycat no worries and so happy you loved my coloring lo
IsadoraWing rated for JOURNAL SWAP #62 on Jun 6, 2018
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Comment: Huzzah! Thanks babe!
Response: @Isadorawing go ahead and set up the next round 💋
travelgirlem rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #15 on Jun 6, 2018
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Comment: Loved reading about you Lauren, thank you!
Response: @travelgirlem thanks so much for the kind words and joining my swap.
VivaLaDiane rated for FS: What Are You Into? on May 30, 2018
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Comment: I love the adorable PC! I have a friend super into Blythe dolls and I think they're gorgeous!! Portland & Westmoreland Place? I've never been. You'll have to message me because now I'm curious. Your husband played for the Rams? Okay. I'm super curious!!
Response: Thanks so much I love Blythe Dolls a lot! I sent you an email with pix about the private residences in St Louis they are the only ones left in the US. And I sent pix of myself and my man. Lol
IsadoraWing rated for Private Journal Swap #61 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Ready for the next one!! And starting a new journal this time, too!
Chrissiemeade85 rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #14 on May 6, 2018
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Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 322 101 108
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273 379 0 0
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Comments

renmagpie on Aug 13, 2017:

I cannot even begin to thank you enough for this incredible angel package that was waiting for me upon my return from camping this weekend. Your angel for the [Halloween Pen Pal and Surprise Swap}(http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/101380) was just...beyond the original swap description and beyond belief. I'm not sure which is cuter either...I don't want to use the sugar skull sugar because it's too cute...the magnet is already on my fridge, and the skull stamp is going to be brought into immediate service for an ATC I'm doing for another swap. Seriously, you are too generous. I wish I could rate you properly for this and give you all of the hearts. Thank you x a million. xoxoxo

MawBella on Jul 20, 2017:

I received your pocket letter today and it was SO lovely!!!! Thank you so very much. I also want to thank you for taking a chance on a newbie and having a swap with me. I so hope you like mine. Just remember that you are my very first pocket letter swap. And I do so hope that we do more together.

Just know that you made my day and I appreciate it. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!!

romyisa78 on Jun 28, 2017:

wohooo, your wish arrived today, and it really made my day. my 8 year old niece AMELIE has seen the unicorn washitape and felt so in love with it, that i gave it to her. but i kept the rainbow one. she was so happy and i should tell you that you are the nicest girl in the world to write with. and now she wants to learn english to write with you and trade unicorn washitape ;-) so a really huge super thank you from me and my niece. WEE LOOVE YOUUUU

Makeupbychiara on Sep 5, 2014:

I have only returned to Swapbot today after a very troubled couple of months personally and I just want to publicly thank you for your Angel, that I am only getting today since it had gotten lost at the post Office, remember when I told you the post man left me a note? He came today with it, he thought it was documents cause it was in a tube and I hadnt ordered anything... Well anyways! Thank you thank you thank you, you have been so kind and patient and you deserve a public Praise! Thanks again! Can't wait to try everything!

FrancescaP on May 28, 2014:

I've been staring at the screen for the last hour, trying to find the right words to express my gratitude... But words are not enough to tell you how humbled I am by your incredible kindness. It's hard to believe such giving persons really do exist, it's just like believing in Santa... And now I'll have to reconsider my position about the old white-bearded geezer ;-) Thanks a million, you truly are an angel and I hope life will repay you a thousand times for your generosity. <3 (A tiny little sign of appreciation is on its way to you, it can't compare what you did for me, but I just felt I had to thank you somehow)

KristinCali on Apr 12, 2014:

You are just fantastic. I am so incredibly grateful for your angel! I received the journal the other day, thank you!!! So much to go through and I love the scratchers and gift cards. What a lovely idea! You are such a great woman to angel all the swaps you do. XOXO

Tpartymom on Dec 13, 2013:

You, sweet lady, are a doll! Received TWO journals you angeled for me today and they are so BEAUTIFUL! I feel like I am holding art in my hands. I haven't even read them yet, but I have been admiring them for 45 mins! I hope 'swap karma' is as good to you as you have been to me! Much love to you-you made my day!

MelodyMoon on Aug 28, 2013:

Hi Lauren!!! Just wanted to let you know I got your package. OMG Lauren you just don't imagine how happy I was when I got it. You just totally made my day, you really did. I loved everything so so much!! You just put so much tought to it and went over all my expectations. I am so happy. First of all the hand sanitizers and the holders, oh so so cute and sweet. I loved them. Then all the sweets that I love and can't get here and all the Hello Kitty and My Melody stuff ohh so cute I loved everything. And the cup cake items... I don't know I just don't have words to describe it. Oh and I loved the little magazine that you've sent about the Scentsy. I've heard of that and I was always curious about them so maybe one day I'll order one from your sister ;) And then my heart almost stopped when I saw the book. You have no idea how much I wanted this book I love Breakfast at Tiffany's and I wanted to read the book so bad. From the bottom of my heart thank you so so much. You angeled this swap and you just made it one of the best packges I've ever got here. You're truly an angel. Thank you so so much.

athanasiasmile on Jan 2, 2013:

Lauren (or as I call you, Dear Santa) Thank you so much for the A M A Z I N G box I received today to angel for the "themed shoebox Love Feb.2012" swap.. the package you sent me would probably equal to 6 shoeboxes of things !!! I loved absolutely everything, is as if you read my profile as well as my mind and you went far and beyond the requirements of this swap, you're truly and angel and I do hope you decide to do an actual swap with me so I can return your kindness. People like you make swap-bot worthwhile .. people like you make the world better, I know it sounds cheesy but for someone to send a stranger such a wonderful package without expecting anything in return is rare these days. I do wish I could rate you for this swap but I guess, you didn't do it for the hearts (the aim was most likely my smile!). I hope 2013 brings you all the happiness you brought to me while opening each gift this morning. xoxo

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