Comment: I'm so sorry for taking so long to rate. This was an amazing package! The birds took a while to warm up to the toy but they've accepted it now - one in particular LOVES it! The cat toys were a hit and the treats have been munched a little bit (we have a couple active bags at a time.) Thank you very much!
Response: I am so glad your birds enjoy the toy and that one loves it! I wasn't sure if it was too big or not. What kind of bird is it that loves it?
Comment: Hey Holly, I got your beautiful pocket letter in the mail today. Thank you! I love every inch of it! Can't believe this is your first. It is so detailed and you were so generous with the goodies! I didn't realize it was coming all the way from Ontario! I had so much fun unpacking every pocket! Love the tiny red stocking, ribbon, teas, snowman, stickers, washi, adorable tags...loved the owl card and the little green pocket with the chocolate surprise inside. It's all very unique and so special. Loved your paper choices. I enjoyed reading your interesting letter. Thank you for sharing your family Christmas traditions! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016!
Response: So glad you loved it! Thanks for the very kind words and I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years.
Comment: Dear Holly, thank you so much for the lovely presents for my kitties, and for the cutest card and cat washi tapes. The presents were beautifully wrapped. And can you believe I left my room for 2 minutes and when I came back....my cat (William) had opened one of the presents! Haha, the one with the catnip toy....he couldn't resist it. It was so funny when I found him in my room, looking all guilty, but I get it, who would want to wait until Christmas? And btw they loved the toys, so I'm keeping the other two for Christmas day, but thank you so much for the lovely words on the card and the thoughtful presents. Will come back after Christmas to tell you about the other presents. Thank you dear! Update: Thank you so much for the amazing healthy treats for my cats, they already tried one and loved it. Looking forward to try the other one as well. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! My kitties have broken into some packages with catnip toys as well! Glad they are enjoying it. :)
Comment: Thanks for the card!! One of my friends has a Restaurant on St. Paul St. but I will have to check out RiseAbove! It looks good.
Niagara-on-the-Lake was a great place to grow up. It has changed a lot now. Maybe we know each other- but you are probably a lot younger than me.
Is your name Holly because you were born in Dec? I briefly thought about naming my daughter Holly Noelle because she was born on Dec 25 but I already had the name Marissa picked out!
Take care and Merry Christmas!!!!
Response: Yes, my name is Holly because I was born in December. What restaurant does your friend own? Hope you enjoy Rise Above (their "cheesecake" is awesome)
Comment: Oh my goodness Holly! This is one of the loveliest parcels I've received - you put so much effort into choosing gifts from my profile...I love the magazine (never seen it before), and the little wooden spools!!! These will add to my collection perfectly. Thank you for such a wonderful swap, I really appreciate everything :) Xx
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you loved everything! <3
Comment: Hi Holly! Thank you so much for the lovely tea folder with such care and detail to my favorite colors (green!), animals (cats and birds!) and tea (minty!). I absolutely love your tea folder and am still admiring it after enjoying the delicious Refresh tea. Thank you, it's one of my favorites! Hope you're having a great Fall!
Comment: Thank you so much!... for the wonderful letter and teas that I can't wait to try! It was so nice to read about your tea choices and get to know you a little. I love the owl little notecard, too. â™¥ ~ Cari
Comment: It was nice to swap with you, Holly; I am fond of the poem you chose from the many that Maya Angelou write. I always have a terribly hard time selecting just one poem as I like nearly all so much, with the exception of E. A. Poe who's never been a writer I like. Just too odd and "obsessed" I think. But then, with his childhood, he may have been severely damaged and shaped by all of its pieces. Hope you are enjoying fall weather and trees full of gorgeous leaves! I'm envious--here in Houston we are still in the humid 90's with everything a weary shade of green. I know that sounds odd, but leaves are so lush and glowing in early June and by late August take on a dull, thirsty, "weary" look as if the heat has worn them out as well as the people! :-)
Response: The trees are having a splendid Autumn here, sometimes if the summer is too hot they are mostly brown and sad too, but we had a cooler summer this year. Thanks for your lovely reply and rating :)
Comment: Thank you for the super cute card and extras. I loved what you wrote. I liked how it was personal and close to your heart. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a fun and safe Halloween. ðŸŽƒðŸ‘»
Response: Thanks for your lovely response and rating. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Holly, Thank you so much for you wonderful letter and for sending the pukka teas. I can't wait to try one this evening after work. Sounds just perfect. I think your art studio idea is awesome and hope you get it going very soon. Thank you, darla
Response: Thanks for your lovely response. I'm glad you're excited about the tea :)
Comment: Thank you very much! I love these vegan swaps since I'm always sad that I can't attend to regular candy swaps!! :) All the candy looks delicious. And the card with the cat is lovely, I put it on my desk. :) Have a great day!
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you have an awesome Halloween! :)
Comment: What a lovely autumn care package! You put in so many wonderful goodies. I'm excited for the teas because I haven't seen many of those brands. I love the mix of stationary. I look forward to cracking the book open. Thank you!!!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for rating! Enjoy :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter. I've actually already opened it and your card was so thoughtful and really did cheer me up. Thank you again, I'm going to write back. I'd love to be pen pals!
Response: I look forward to hearing from you :) Glad it cheered you up!
Comment: Love all the great vintage cutouts!! Boy do I have plans for them! Will try the hibiscus tea when it gets a little cooler here! Thank you so much, Holly, for the wonderful swap!! (But I would have thought your favorite flower would be hollyhocks or the tiny white flowers on the holly bushes!!)
Response: I do like both of those too! I have a beautiful plate my partner gave me for Christmas that has Holly and Holly flowers all over it. Glad you like the vintage cut outs! Thanks for rating :)
Comment: Thank you for all the things you sent me. <3 I have to say I was smiling before I even opened your envelope because I say the violet sticker. The violet PC just made my day. Thank you. Here are a few other hearts for such a wonderful swap you sent me. <3<3<3
Response: So glad you love it. I just picked up that vintage PC at an antique sale at the local mall and then when I entered the swap I knew it was meant for you :) I like violets too--especially British violet candies. I made violet jelly once and it was a great colour, but the sugar needed to make it set overpowered the delicate flavour.
Comment: Wow. My FIRST Christmas card for the coming season and love the owl card! I love owls too. Yahoo! Thank you so much!!
Response: Seems so early for Christmas cards, but I'm glad you loved it! The card is from one of my favourite stores, Featherfields, which sells all sorts of bird feeders, seed, and bird/wild animal related gifts/cards.
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap and all the extras. The envelope was beautiful, I almost didn't want to open it.
Such a sweet Halloween memory, that was really awesome of that woman. I wish we had more trick or treaters where I moved to. I love seeing all the costumes and how happy they get with their candy, even if the 'child' is 30. ;p lol.
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you appreciated the memory and envie :)
Comment: Wow, what an amazing swap! As soon as I saw the beautifully decorated envelope it put an instant smile on my faceâ€¦I love rainbow colours â˜º Love the Canadian stamps, too! I truly love everything you picked for me, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. The washi tape samples rock, the notecard is super cute, the scrapbooking items are lovely (love the blue + yellow!) the narwhal and polar bear postcards are awesome, and the bird ATC is so unusual + quirky! This was a truly wonderful swap, thank you so much Holly! :) x
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you loved everything!
Comment: Enjoyed your answers so much. Particularly the childhood memory which is always interesting to find out what kids are you learning to read or what their parents have learned to read. So thrilled that you enjoy sharing this interest with your mother. I know I have my mom to think for my great love of books. She was an avid reader of mostly fiction and westerns and read everything that came out at the bookstores, so it seems she never really got into romances except for awhile when she got hooked on the Harlequin ones, then I guess they just got to be so so and she gave them up for better things. I too enjoy those Somerset publications. Thanks for all the thought you put into your answers.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed what I wrote about my childhood favourites. Happy reading! :)
Comment: Thank you Holly for the cute kitty postcard! And what a coincidence, I send a card from exactly the same postcard set to my partner (^_^) It's such a cute postcard set and with such familiar cat situations. Thanks for choosing this card for me <3
Comment: First of all, LOVE the bear/tree/acorn post card! Second, your list is awesome and very inspiring. I've never heard of apple cider soap...??? But I'm very into making all our home products, so I'm interested! I'll be googling that! Last, your "kit" will be mailed Monday. I was hoping to get there today, but I can't make it in time. Holly, as usual, you're awesome. :)
Response: I will message you a recipe for homemade apple cider soap. I haven't tried it myself, but I have made her other soap recipes with great success! Thanks again for the "kit" :)
Comment: This has to be the best swap stuff I have ever received! Thank you so much for the wonderful note and photo and tea (it sounds yummy)! Love the dachshund note card and I will write you a letter back about Taoism. Thank you again! Caly
Response: You're so welcome! Looking forward to your reply :)
Comment: I love how our paths keep crossing! I totally dig this cat post card! We have a beautiful cat that randomly gets the blank eyes too....like her brain just up and left. My husband calls the "fish tank eyes". haha! Thanks so much!!!
Response: ..her brain just up and left..good way of putting it. I love how our paths keep crossing too. The day after I send this postcard, I sent you another lol. <3
Comment: Thank you so much! The teabags you sent to me are great and the card and the envelope are so wonderful! And thanks a lot for the suggstions for my profile, theyÂ´ll definitely help to improve it! :)
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the rating. :)
Comment: OMG!!!!! that was the best swap I've ever had!!!!! the envelop and the letter were sooo pretty and... I KNOW you read my profil because there was I lot of things that I love sooo much (big city, papertowns, postcards, tea, etc.)
thank you so much for this swap. if I could give you 10 heart, I would with pleasure
Response: So happy that you appreciated it. I really enjoyed making it :)
Comment: Hi Holly,
Your card is awesome - you must have been heartbroken when he moved away. I'd love a cat like that - even the long hair wouldn't be so bad.
We are allergic to long cat hair unfortunately.
Response: Thanks for the rating! Glad you liked it. Long cat hair gets everywhere, but it sure makes for beautiful kitties!