Comment: Thanks for your letter! Your travels sound super interesting, I hope you've had fun! I do miss hot weather, though the spring here is not so cold either by my standards, haha. Also, making hot chocolate bombs sounds amazing!
Comment: Hi Alaina! Thank you for the pretty Easter card and the magnet. You mentioned you were a cold weather fan well I am the opposite. I love the warm weather. Hope you are enjoying your time with your family. Sounds like you will be staying busy and having fun. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter! Happy Spring and Happy Easter to you!!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful card, kitty window cling, and the beautiful key chain. It was amazingly thoughtful of you to include such wonderful things in with the card. Have a happy Valentine's Day.
Comment: Thank you for such a thoughtful and nice card and sharing some of your life with me and the extras. Sounds wonderful! One year we spent a night at a very cool house right on the ocean for my Granddaughters 7th birthday. It was quite something in the hot tub, raining and the Pacific Ocean raging! My Granddaughters and I sure enjoyed that moment. ❤️ Happy Valentines and stay safe.
Comment: What a great difference to make in the world. I too have taught all my children to be kind to others. I can’t believe u have 10 children. What r their ages? I am really worried about our country now and I love the lighthouse and chicken on the card. Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman card and all the goodies! I hope you and your family enjoyed your snow. I used to go put American flags on the veteran's graves with my dad when I was little, too :)
Comment: I ❤️ reading your letter and I'm so jealous that you went to the Transiberian Orchestra!!! I've always wanted to go!! Maybe this year!! I'm really glad you stuck a return address label on your swap, bc I'm going to write you back. Thank you for everything you sent and all of the stickers and the PRECIOUS baggies. I hope you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas, and a Safe & Happy New Year!!!! Thanks again, I 💘 everything!!!
I've msg u several times about the postal mishap. I re sent out the Thanksgiving card swap n I sent out a Christmas card also. I hope u get it by the end of the week n will consider re rating me. Unfortunately postal mishaps happen esp this time of year.
Thank you for your patience.
Comment: WOW! I feel so spoiled! What an amazing package! Everything is so perfect! I LOVED burt bee chapstick and the pink grapefruit is my favorite! I cant wait to try the coconut pear! My son already claimed the hot chocolate mix. He drinks a cup of hot chocolate every morning before school. Oh, to be young with a working metabolism. :). THANKS again for making me feel special.
Comment: Alaina, you will never know what it meant to me to receive your encouragement card and so many gifts today, I lost my father just days ago and your cards and inspirational encouraging thoughts came right on time! Thank you so very much, plus this was the first Swap I created and so glad it went well, I already started it back up to keep it going. Thank you and may our God richly and bless you on this day and forever!
Response: I'm so sorry for ur loss!
That would be so difficult .
I pray you feel comfort and peace
Comment: Your letter was delightful and the pretty pumpkin washi is the perfect touch. The stickers will be used soon, but my favorite is the tiny envelope with the tiny card. When my daughter and I watch movies, we get so loud, laughing and having a great time talking to the TV. You and I could talk downsizing all day long. Look for a letter from me soon, Happy Happy Day
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note and extras. I am so with you about camping prep. My bf and I have an agreement that I pack everything (except his personal bag) and he loads the car and unpacks/sets up camp. Its not a bad deal. Thanks again Justme72-Martha
Comment: Thanks for the nice Mother's Day card and the extras. I'm sorry to hear it's been so harsh in your area, Here, in Phoenix, I have able to walk up to the mountain park near me, as well as be in my yard. But I am concerned that things are opening up too quickly without meeting the criteria. We keep seeing new cases and deaths. Not slowing down at all, and people are going around as if nothing is happening. It worries me that there will be another spike coming. I hope not. My back is doing great! Thanks for asking. I feel pretty much as good as ever.
Comment: Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Thank you for the darling rabbit Easter card & wonderful words written inside. When partners write like you do it is like getting a warm hug from someone far away! Consider yourself hugged!
Comment: Thank you for the letter with verses! I go in spurts well I am doing find, but yes get concerned for the older people threw this! I also have heard two young people cases today. They are people my dad knows. I hope your are safe and sound!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers for the Faith Bible study with me. I hope you continue to do well. As a teacher, I am teaching from home through Google Classroom and other online formats. God Bless!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Easter card and stationary and stickers. Yes, things are crazy now, and hopefully people will follow directions so this will end soon. This is a beautiful area and the weather is getting better. We spent the weekend working in the yard and today when I went to put my snail mail in the mailbox I could hear the birds chattering. Made me smile. :) Thanks again for everything!
Comment: What a beautiful postcard. I love flowers of any type. Praise God that he always makes a way for us in our times of need. Thank you for the lovely card and the reminder that we can have peace even in these troubling times. Please remember me in your prayers as I will you.
Comment: Thank you for the flower Valentine's day and extras. The conventions are for companies to teach classes and sell products. It's great fun to go with a bunch of friends. Good luck losing the 25 lbs.
Comment: Hi Alaina! Thank you for the sweet Valentine's Day card and goodies! Yes, I so love to laugh! Enjoy your cruise - we are going to Punta Cana the middle of this month and I am so excited! It will be nice to be somewhere that the sun is shining without cold weather! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Dear Alaina thanks so much for the great card and stickers.
I love to spend time during the Holidays with my family and boyfriend.
The preparations are the must enjoyable, the gifts and wrapping. Putting up the Christmas tree and making the house ready 🎄
We don’t have snow most of the time the weather is softer than in the springtime.
We do a dish that’s is called gourmetten. We grill our meat and veggies on a special grill which we put on the table.
For dessert we have Panna Cotta this year.
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely presents. I'll try to wait to celebrate the individual days--some I'll easily be able to match with the gifts (I can tell which one has the evergreen!) but others may be tough to guess. It'll be fun either way.
Comment: Alaina... what a horrific story! I am surprised you were able to eat the whole meal after the table crashed! I remember doing double duty on Thanksgiving.. my in-laws, and then my family. Waaayyyy too much food! It was always the same day! Thank you for the fun fall stickers :-)
I hope you have wonderful Thanksgiving this year, with NO table mishaps!
Comment: It seems strange that you like the days getting shorter and darker earlier, an indication that you like winter, you probably like a fire in the fireplace, quilts, baking, and all. I'm totally the opposite, when our weather starts getting cooler and leaves begin to fall, I get sad and remain sad until warm spring. The Money Pit is a favorite of mine as we're always trying to improve our house. Tiny envelopes that hold small surprises are intriguing to me, thank you. Pumpkin stickers represent the real ones. $7 each for a real one, is way out of my price range. Have a great day and great swapping
Comment: Thank you for the nice big letter, Stamps and stickers. Land, full of all vegetables and flowers, I just imagine, how wonderful you are enjoying gardening. Hope you enjoyed your Cruise Travel.
Comment: Thank you so much for resending this, I’m sorry the first one is lost. Love all of the goodies and fun words. Warm regards from Debbie in Iowa
Response: I am so sorry!!
I will send out another on Monday!!
Yes, I do get all mine out n if I'm running behind I always msg .
Thank you SO MUCH for being so kind about this.
We are at the fair all week.
Comment: Alaina! Thanks a bunch for the cute letter sets you sent! I really enjoyed receiving them! Summer's been quite tough for me too due to the heat. Right now it cooled down and we've got some mild weather. Maybe we're already done sweating for the season haha *fingers crossed* Greetings from Germany <3
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything you sent and it will all go to great use!! <3
Sounds like your summer is movin' and groovin' non-stop over there! That's a good thing! Sending hugs from HOT, HAZY and HUMID Princeton NJ!! xx Gabi
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun birthday card! I love it and all the extra goodies you tucked in for me. I'm always in search of postcards so I really appreciate that and I use lots of stickers in swaps and pen pal snail mail.
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you sent with the letter! I cannot wait to use them! Congratulations to your daughter! I am glad it only started to rain later in the day. Hope you have gotten some rest! I would say change your purse (I change my purse everyday!)
Response: Thank you, I ordered a purse from etsy, and it will be here this week.
Have a great week
Comment: Thank you for the sweet letter! I am glad you are getting some time to relax! I love walking and spotting birds but I am not that great at knowing which they are! Well the crows and doves I can pick out LOL.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and Lady Bird quote! Thanks to her, Texas seeds every roadside with bluebonnet seeds so we never fail to have beautiful roads every spring.
Comment: Thank you so much for the ice cream truck PC. My grandfather owned a dairy in Vicksburg, MS and my dad drove the first ice cream truck there. My brother started remodeling the bathroom in their house when my SIL was expecting their youngest son. 21 years later at the Christmas party the #1 comment was "Go look at the bathroom! He finished it." They have since moved. Guess which room he's still working on. :)
Comment: Thanks for the nice lists.
I just printed out a recipe for beef roulades I'm going to try this week. Is there a secret to pirogues? I have tried them at home a couple times and they come out nothing like the restaurant in Philly.
Response: My mom helped teach me. Kinda want sticky dough, but mot too sticky
.It has taken me many times to get it close to my moms.
Comment: Thanks for the adorable card and the lovely stickers! I wait all year for this holiday! I love it partly because I am part Irish and relate to that more than the French, Norwegian, and German, and also because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color green, so a whole month of green is so awesome!! Thanks again, and have a Happy St Patrick's Day!
Response: You are welcome. Green is my favorite color! I'm wearing st patricks scrubs to work ! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and extras! We're having lots of sunshine here, and temps in the 80's. We had about a month of cooler temps in January - lows in the 40's, highs in the 60s-70s. I miss it already. The summers are miserably hot and humid! But I still love Florida!
Comment: Thanks for sending! I am creating a Simpsons embroidery thing for my boyfriend. He loves the Simpsons. Then we probably will just do dinner and a movie, nothing fancy. I hope you have a fun and safe trip on your cruise. Take lots of pictures!
Comment: Thanks for your chatty letter; you are really involved with family and a very busy person. You asked me about spring and gardening. Cape Cod has very off-and-on spring, it's very pretty right now. I don't enjoy gardening and do none of it.
Comment: What a fabulous package, thank you! I love those cookies and love everything you sent! Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! Enjoy your stay in Grand Rapids. My son goes to Kettering in Flint, and my daughter graduated from Oakland University in December and will graduate from the academy in 2 weeks from Livonia Police. We are proud parents!
Comment: I loved my swap, what a nice thing to send. I am putting it on my front door. I just came in from filling my squirrel and bird feeder. They have to share. I just saw a scrub blue jay. Can’t wait to open my shades and enjoy my little friends.
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and the scent paket! It smells so good!! 3 sons in 8 months? Did they plan to have their weddings that close together or was it just coincidence? Congrats to them though!! I hope you are having a good day!!
Comment: Thank you for the letter! It sounds like you've been keeping the kids busy! So great that they are willing to do all those jobs. My son is only 5 and he wants to do everything but is still a little small for some things. hhahaha Have a great summer and have faith that it will all turn out great in the end!
Comment: Lovely package of goodies and letter tysm! I'm glad someone enjoys all this rain Lol me not so much. You have got me really curious about that teapot that has a blooming flower will definitely be looking that one up!
Comment: Thank you so much for the note card I love it! Yes the glitter was ok we just don't like the spilliable container kind lol:) congrats on all the exciting things you and your family have going on this month! Also awesome to know there's swappers close to home!
Comment: Hi from O~HI~O
Thanks so much for the cute notecard. Your tea party sounds amazing.
I'm retired so I really don't use a planner anymore. I made junk journals out of a composition notebook and a manila envelope, still adding to them. I get most of my ideas from YouTube, lol
You sound like a very busy lady, thanks again and ~ Take care, Judy
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful envie stuffed with such amazing finds! My birthday is Sunday and this package is everything I'd request as a gift! What a great birthday surprise- I wish I could send more hearts your way!! ðŸ’—â¤ï¸ðŸ’—â¤ï¸ðŸ°ðŸŒ¸ðŸŽˆâ¤ï¸ðŸ’—â¤ï¸ðŸ˜
Comment: My cat, Brynnie, was plucked out of a horse stall when she was 5 weeks old and I had her 9 1/2 very short years. She was sick when I got her and sick at the end, but in between, she taught me what absolute unconditional love was, and I have never felt it any other time (and she's not my only cat).
I tell you this because the kitten on the notepad you sent looks so much like Brynn that when I saw it, my heart stopped a little. I needed her so much this week.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Easter card, your nice note and the fun extras. Sounds like your Easter was really fun. Legos are always a big hit with my son & grandson. So sorry to you had to re-send. Take care!!
Comment: Thanks for your Easter card, Easter is one of my favorite holidays such fond memories. You are blessed with 10 children, how wonderful is that, and to be with 8 out of 10 of them for Easter. God bless you and your family. I am working on a bible passage journal for my partner in a swap, its a lil harder than i thought LOL but it is coming along
Comment: What a great swap!! I hope all is well with your son and daughter? I hear the Netti Pot is good for sinus' in fact I have one, and it's not bad at all. Let me know how your bible study goes. I will be writing you after Easter, Have a happy Easter and thank you so much I love all that you sent.
Comment: Wow - You're a mind-reader -- I so needed a tote bag! - Thank you for All the good stuff -
Loved reading your profile - You're very interesting - I'd love to live on a farm... For a while, at least -- Have a magical swapping day!
Comment: What a fabulous swap! I really loved the VS bag! Thanks a lot for reading my profile that carefully! All the things are perfect suitable for my smashbook/planner! I'd love to do a private swap with you! Let me know if you are interested in.
Thanks a lot!
Have a nice day
Comment: I loved getting a letter from you again! When I read your letters I feel like I am living vicariously through you LOL. Bees sound like a fun new hobby! And so good for the environment. I'll be writing you back :)
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed your letter! I don't know how you do it. I have no kids yet and I feel like my life is hectic haha. I can't imagine 10! But it sounds wonderful. Have a great time in Florida when you go! I'll be looking forward to your next letter.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful gifts! I am leaving your rating belatedly and I apologize. Thank you for the kitchen towel and the fun leaf decorations. I love the farm-->table-->soul notecard! I enjoyed reading about your October adventures. I wondered about your train travel--do you take the Amtrak? I hope we are partnered again!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird card and leaf stickers, they're beautiful. My cardinals are the first to let me know when the feeders are low, they make such a racket. The weather in MD has been up and down as well. "Hurry up and be cold so I can enjoy my hot chocolate properly!" :)
Comment: I don't even know where to start. Thanks for time you put into your Oct letter. I really enjoyed reading it. Not to often I get a long letter in the mail. I sat down with a glass of fresh apple cider and enjoyed reading. My ex husband was a farmer- so I can really appreciate your work for the PA Farm show, 4-h and farming in general. It's so much work- yet so rewarding when you can look around at the end of a long day and know where everything around you came from.
You did a lot of exciting things last month. I love Lancaster and Sight and Sound is truly an amazing experience and worth every penny. The food is always super great at the Hershey Farm Buffett!
My heart breaks for you that you had to watch your son move so far away. My boys just turned 3 and 4- so it will be years before I'm faced with that. But I can only imagine those tears!!
Thanks for the goodies also. I wasn't expecting such a a huge envelope in my box. I love Fall and that dish towel is super cute!!! I had to hide my bug stickers because I know as soon as my boys see them they will try and claim them.
Thank you very much. Your package made my day and brought a huge smile to my face!!!!!!
Comment: I love this fall pc! At first glance it looks like your standard fall setting, but on inspection you see the spooky graveyard in the fall setting, I love that! Feels like it was picked just for me :) Thanks for the great mail, and I hope you enjoy(ed) your train rides, I'm very jealous! Have a great fall :)
Comment: Thank you for the calming view of the ocean and lovely Wilde quote, Alaina! I also love the restorative aspect of rain -- and that my kitties like to snuggle near or watch at the window or nap :) Happy Tuesday!
Comment: Thank you Alaina for the really LARGE envie of goodies :)
PS: You might want to leave a note of the swap name & yr user id in all your future swaps so that we will know right away it was from you :)
Comment: Hi Alaina, Thanks a lot for the teas you send me! They sound really special! I'm going to try the 'perfect peach' tonight, I really like that the bag says: "Just like a freshly baked peach pie but in a teacup"! :) Thank you and all best wishes! Marit
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything! My purple pen died just yesterday so this one is right on time. Maybe since my duct tape is pretty my hubby can leave it alone. LOL! Thank you again.
Comment: I love all the birds you sent, and the descriptions of seeing birds on your farm! I've only seen a Baltimore Oriole out in the country, usually on a fence-post or low tree. I've never been able to get them to my feeders, either! Take care, and thanks again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and presents!
Just a reminder: Don't forget to mark which swap your are sending. I almost marked you a 3 on another swap cause I didn't realize you had me in this swap. :)
Comment: Ah what a wonderful send that totally brightened my dayâ˜€ï¸ B6 is the size and I bought it on sojournerusa.net! Smaller then a full size travelers notebook but bigger than the passport size.
Oh how I loved the stickies!!! Perfect to put my thoughts on and save in my journal. Loved everything really!!!! Thanks so much ðŸŒ·ðŸ’œðŸ’Œ
Comment: Hi Alaina! Thank you for the wonderful share and all the goodies - WOW! Wish I could give more than one heart! I had such a tough time with the empty nest but think I am finally getting used to it - now getting used to the college grad being home while he finds a job! Life is always changing, that is for sure! LOL! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Alaina, I so enjoyed receiving your envie with the encouraging verse(s) and your prayer post-its. Your thoughts in the card are exactly the thoughts I expressed to my hubby about looking forward to a faith-based swap! :) Hope to swap with you again! (And I'm new to SB too!)And I do decorate my planner with stickers and washi! :) Beth
Comment: OMG! What an unexpected delight to receive my HEAVY package. What in the world? I feel super inadequate and I also feel that another surprise will be in your box in the near future. It was as if you already know me. Thank you so much and I want to give you a baker's dozen hearts!
Comment: First off, absolutely gorgeous paper! How did you make it?! Also I can't even imagine how busy you are with such a large family! It must be great to have such a large family though, lots of love to go around. That said I have my hand full with 3 kids! :p Bravo! <3
Comment: Thanks for the lovely assortment of goodies with your notecard! I haven't been beading nearly as much these days due to work and school. Not sure if my etsy has anything in it right now, but there's a link to potentially some of what I've done in my profile! Thanks again for the happy mail! :)
Comment: Hi Alaina! What an adorable "Udderly Ridiculous" postcard ~ love it, thanks so very much! Love farm animals! A junque journal is like a junk one, the first video I seen she called it that. She made it out of a composition book. I would love to live on a 115 acre farm! Grew up in the country, we had milk cows, chickens and sheep, but on a very small scale. I always loved 4-H, but I was in a cooking/baking group. Thanks again for the cute postcard.
Take care, Judy
Comment: I always have several projects in the works! I currently have three different baby blankets going. I get bored with one and I'll crochet on another for a while. Lol I make hats, scarves, gloves, etc.
Comment: Downton Abbey tea?!? I'm so jealous. Love that show (omg...the clothes!!!). Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Florida. Thank you for all the little goodies...and I would love to tell you all about my crafting addiction.