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pinkiris
3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago



FOTESS DECEMBER: SEA’S & GREETINGS! SNOW? Or the BEACH!

You must be a member of this group FOTESS (Friends of the Earth Simple Swaps) in order to participate this month.

We are all about keeping things simple for this month

Sea’s & Greetings! THE BEACH for me, please! From sea to shining sea we will be celebrating with each of our members ‘snow or the beach’ during this busy holiday season!

When You sign up PLEASE know that you will be sending a card to EACH member that signs up – for example if we have (3) members signup you will send (2) cards, if (8) members sign up you will send (7) and so forth.

Signups to participate ends DEC 7th you may start mailing ASAP!

1) A HOLIDAY card – (handmade or store bought)

2) OPTIONAL … you may include seeds but not required

3) OPTIONAL … you may include a small tuck in to your cards but not required

NO NEED TO HAVE a tracking number.

***PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS as you sign up whether by houzz message or email, if you need a list please ask!***

You WILL NEED TO post here when you mail out AND post again once you have received each card.

Game(s) this month will be:

DON’T GET YOUR TINSEL IN A TANGLE SCAVENGER HUNT get your cameras ready!

***Depending on how many signups we have, I do have another game in mind!***

Comments (383)

  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    FUZZY here.....


    SUNBURNT....OMG.....Laughing to hard. The soap opera, THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES, did you watch that??? Any other FOTESSERS watch that soap opera. I never did. I only watched General Hospital and One Life to Live....and not all the time as I was in grade school. The Days Of Our Lives, if memory serves me had an hourglass in the opening of the show, Tik, Tok, Tik, Tok!

    Is that show still on TV SUNBURNT???






    Nicole,the above drink is no big shakes. I put a little cacoa in with the ground coffee in my coffee maker. I put a dollop of honey and cream in the coffee cup and stir......I prefer other honeys over the chocolate. I sometimes take a cup of coffee, add honey and cream and then chill it good......Love this too.


    The sign...funny. It is Sea Hag, not Sea Nag but that would work too LOL!



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  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    FYI....I looked it up because I just know you wanted the scoop.....LOL! Yes, Days Of Our Lives now streams on Peacock. They moved from NBC to Peacock in 2022. Pretty amazing. I can only imagine what the story lines are today on soap operas.



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  • bluee19
    2 months ago

    im so glad i can make everyone laugh. i try to laugh one or more times a day. i heard its good for us.


    yes, Days of Our Lives has been renewed for two more seasons, through its 60th anniversary and streaming exclusively on Peacock.


    i watched channel seven soap operas: all my children, one life to live, and general hospital back in the day.

  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    Yayayaya....I watched All My Children too.


    Back in the day...those were the days!!


    Nicole, do you still watch Soaps???

  • smitties
    2 months ago

    Thankyou for the Christmas card Shirley. I sure hope the six weeks is wring. You don’t deserve that. Hang in there.

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  • bluee19
    2 months ago

    canyonwind ~ no, i dont watch it anymore. thanks for asking. yup back in those days, sure miss some of those but not all haha

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    ***PLEASE POST HERE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CARDS, AND PLEASE POST AGAIN YOUR THANK YOU'S WHEN/AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR CARDS***

    Annie/canyonwind - 12/12 sent cards out

    Jeanne/sandlapper_rose - sent cards out

    Nicole/bluee19 - 12/8 sent 4 cards out 12/14 sent last of cards out

    Shirley/brittneysgran - 12/18 sent cards out

    Margo/smitties - 12/10 has mailed out all but (1) card. 12/13 sent last of cards out

    Heidi/xiangirl -

    Ruth/ruthz- 12/11 sent cards out

    Mandy/l1oness- 12/11 sent cards out

    Jayeanne/pinkiris - 12/11 sent cards out

    **************************

    RECEIVED CARDS

    Jeanne- Margo, Nicole

    Margo - Jeanne, Ruth, Jayeanne, Mandy, Heidi, Annie, Nicole, Shirley -COMPLETE

    Jayeanne - Nicole, Ruth, Mandy, Annie, Margo, Shirley

    Nicole - Margo, Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Mandy, Jeanne, Shirley

    Mandy - Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Nicole, Margo

    Annie - Margo, Ruth, Mandy, Nicole, Heidi, Jayeanne, Jeanne, Shirley

    Heidi - Ruth, Mandy, Jayeanne, Nicole

    Ruth - Margo, Mandy, Nicole, Jayeanne, Annie, Jeanne, Heidi

    Shirley - Jeanne, Ruth, Margo, Nicole, Annie, Mandy, Jayeanne

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Shirley ... THANK YOU for the beautiful card, hope you get to feeling better soon and heal quickly. Thanks for note inside your card about getting the seeds I sent with your card, didnt see where you posted that and was meaning to ask you, just glad you got them ok. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday and best wishes for the New Year!



  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    JINGLE JINGLE JINGLE !!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!


    THANK YOU to MARGO - She was the FIRST PERSON TO POST RECEIVING ALL HER CARDS FROM ALL MEMBERS PLAYING THIS MONTH! She also posted when she mailed all her cards out.


    Not going to post your prize here, you can post your prize upon receiving =) Its a SURPRISE! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    I will post again when I get it mailed out to you.

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ROUND 7 - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

    ***For this round simply post A HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE that you enjoy baking around the holidays ... BONUS POINTS FOR PHOTOS SHARED OF THE COOKIE RECIPE YOU POST ONLY IF that photo is YOUR OWN PHOTO!

    ***NO PICTURES FROM INTERNET, MAGAZINES, BOOKS, TIC TOK, VIDEOS*** PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTOS***



  • bluee19
    2 months ago

    I make these cookies for the holidays. Its always a hit with the guests. Its from Betty Crocker. If you bake it the next day, its even better. I like the bite size so I usually use a small ice cream scooper to scoop up the cookie dough.


    ROUND 7 - HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE


    Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Prep Time 1 hr 25 min

    Total Time 1 hr 40 min Servings 72


    Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened

    1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

    1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

    1 tablespoon vanilla

    2 eggs

    4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

    2 teaspoons baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 bag (24 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (4 cups)


    Directions

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed or with spoon until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.

    2. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls or #40 cookie/ice cream scoop 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.

    3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.







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  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ROUND 7 - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

    ***For this round simply post A HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE that you enjoy baking around the holidays ... BONUS POINTS FOR PHOTOS SHARED OF THE COOKIE RECIPE YOU POST ONLY IF that photo is YOUR OWN PHOTO!

    ***NO PICTURES FROM INTERNET, MAGAZINES, BOOKS, TIC TOK, VIDEOS*** PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTOS***

    Nicole - Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

    Mandy - Ethel's Sugar Cookies

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

    Annie - EASY IN A PINCH SUGAR COOKIES

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

  • bluee19
    2 months ago

    Its not a cookie but lemon bar which i enjoy baking.


    here is the recipe for the lemon bars:


    preheat oven to 350 degrees

    cookie base:

    2 sticks butter melted

    1/2 cup powdered sugar

    2 cups flour

    combine these ingredients and press into a 13x9 pan . poke holes with a fork. bake for about 20 minutes.

    while crust is baking, make the filling.


    filling:

    2 cups sugar

    4 eggs

    6 Tbsp. lemon juice

    1/2 tsp. lemon zest

    4 Tbsp. flour

    1/2 tsp. baking powder


    pour filling over the hot crust and bake for another 25 minutes. (I usually cook five more minutes so the crust on top is a little darker)

    i usually make this the day before i'm going to serve it...it needs to be completely cooled in the pan before cutting or transferring and the filling really takes a while to set...always better the day after. You can sprinkle powder sugar after you cut them into bars or mini pieces (bite sizes)




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  • bluee19
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Thanks Shirley for your Christmas card!! sending you some healing hugs!! hoping 2024 will be a better year for all of us!!

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  • l1oness
    2 months ago

    Thank you Shirley for your Christmas card! It arrived yesterday, and brightened my day! :-)


    I appreciate the traditional recipes for cookies, so we go pretty simple. Peanut butter, chocolate chip, and sugar cookies.


    These are the best sugar cookies ever, in my opinion. They are Ethel's Sugar Cookies from an old 1960s Betty Crocker Recipe book that my mom made with us when we were kids.


    Ingredients

    1/4 cup shortening

    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

    1 cup sugar

    2 eggs, room temperature

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

    2-1/2 cups flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt


    Instructions

    1. Mix butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla thoroughly.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, and blend into egg mixture.
    3. Divide dough into two discs. Cover each with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
    4. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
    5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the counter for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
    6. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured board.
    7. Cut into desired shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    8. Place on an ungreased baking sheet
    9. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes at 400°F, until cookies are a delicate golden color. Cool on a wire rack.




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  • canyonwind
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    FUZZY NAKED LADY here.....

    Mandy, great memories with Betty Crocker.....I know I made these with my Mom. You are right....great Sugar Cookies. Thanks for posting this recipe.

    I love participating in the games but I have no business making cookies right now...LOL! But I did!! Good grief, Bad Grief...not quite sure. I have so much cooking in here right now...it is a mess!!

    My buddy said try these ....real easy....will not take much time....so I did!! They are only OK....need to be perfected but not today.

    EASY IN A PINCH SUGAR COOKIES

    Easy In A Pinch Sugar Cookies

    1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    2/3 cup granulated sugar
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    In separate bowl/plate combine
    3 T granulated sugar
    Sweet Ground Chocolate (optional)

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees

    Line large baking sheets with parchment paper.

    In mixing bowl, with electric mixer (not Kitchen Aide...use handheld), beat together softened butter and sugar until combined.

    Add in flour and vanilla....mix together.

    Roll the dough into 1-inch balls.

    Gently roll the balls in the sugar (and chocolate if using) until lightly coated; transfer to the baking sheets 2 inches apart.

    With the bottom of a measuring cup or glass, press down on the balls to flatten.

    Bake for 14-16 minutes or until just slightly golden around the edges and on the bottom. Allow to rest on the baking sheets for at least 10-15 minutes.



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  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    Congratulations Margo!!

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  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    Shirley received your darling snowman card today.

    Thank you very much. Wishing you and your family

    a beautiful Christmas and happy 2024.....Be well....Be healthy!!


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  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    ***PLEASE POST HERE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CARDS, AND PLEASE POST AGAIN YOUR THANK YOU'S WHEN/AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR CARDS***

    Annie/canyonwind - 12/12 sent cards out

    Jeanne/sandlapper_rose - sent cards out

    Nicole/bluee19 - 12/8 sent 4 cards out 12/14 sent last of cards out

    Shirley/brittneysgran - 12/18 sent cards out

    Margo/smitties - 12/10 has mailed out all but (1) card. 12/13 sent last of cards out

    Heidi/xiangirl -

    Ruth/ruthz- 12/11 sent cards out

    Mandy/l1oness- 12/11 sent cards out

    Jayeanne/pinkiris - 12/11 sent cards out

    **************************

    RECEIVED CARDS

    Jeanne- Margo, Nicole

    Margo - Jeanne, Ruth, Jayeanne, Mandy, Heidi, Annie, Nicole, Shirley -COMPLETE 12/21

    Jayeanne - Nicole, Ruth, Mandy, Annie, Margo, Shirley

    Nicole - Margo, Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Mandy, Jeanne, Shirley

    Mandy - Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Nicole, Margo

    Annie - Margo, Ruth, Mandy, Nicole, Heidi, Jayeanne, Jeanne, Shirley - COMPLETE 12/22

    Heidi - Ruth, Mandy, Jayeanne, Nicole

    Ruth - Margo, Mandy, Nicole, Jayeanne, Annie, Jeanne, Heidi

    Shirley - Jeanne, Ruth, Margo, Nicole, Annie, Mandy, Jayeanne



  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ROUND 7 - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

    ***For this round simply post A HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE that you enjoy baking around the holidays ... BONUS POINTS FOR PHOTOS SHARED OF THE COOKIE RECIPE YOU POST ONLY IF that photo is YOUR OWN PHOTO!

    ***NO PICTURES FROM INTERNET, MAGAZINES, BOOKS, TIC TOK, VIDEOS*** PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTOS***

    Nicole - Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

    Mandy - Ethel's Sugar Cookies

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

    Annie - EASY IN A PINCH SUGAR COOKIES

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Heidi ...THANK YOU for the beautiful hand made MERRY CHRISTMAS card, LOVE THIS. You are so talented with your cards! love them all! ... the seeds for the melons are perfect! Enjoyed reading your FUN throughout the year! Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season and many more FUN days in 2024! Merry Christmas!



  • bluee19
    2 months ago

    Hi Everyone!!


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  • sandlapper_rose
    2 months ago

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! It's almost here. I believe I've received all of my cards and will try to post specifics tomorrow. Thanks for the cards and the little goodies that were tucked in. With the work I had going on at my house, I was "dashing through the non-snow" to try to get everything done so I haven't been on the computer much. A beautiful day here today so I hope the storms avoided everyone.

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    ***LOOKS LIKE WE ARE JUST WAITING ON A FEW LAST CARDS TO ARRIVE OR TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED***

    ***PLEASE POST HERE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CARDS, AND PLEASE POST AGAIN YOUR THANK YOU'S WHEN/AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR CARDS***

    Annie/canyonwind - 12/12 sent cards out

    Jeanne/sandlapper_rose - sent cards out

    Nicole/bluee19 - 12/8 sent 4 cards out 12/14 sent last of cards out

    Shirley/brittneysgran - 12/18 sent cards out

    Margo/smitties - 12/10 has mailed out all but (1) card. 12/13 sent last of cards out

    Heidi/xiangirl -

    Ruth/ruthz- 12/11 sent cards out

    Mandy/l1oness- 12/11 sent cards out

    Jayeanne/pinkiris - 12/11 sent cards out

    **************************

    RECEIVED CARDS

    Jeanne- Margo, Nicole, Annie, Ruth, Jayeanne, Heidi, Shirley, Mandy - COMPLETE 12/28

    Margo - Jeanne, Ruth, Jayeanne, Mandy, Heidi, Annie, Nicole, Shirley -COMPLETE 12/21

    Jayeanne - Nicole, Ruth, Mandy, Annie, Margo, Shirley, Heidi

    Nicole - Margo, Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Mandy, Jeanne, Shirley, Heidi - COMPLETE 12/29

    Mandy - Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Nicole, Margo, Jeanne

    Annie - Margo, Ruth, Mandy, Nicole, Heidi, Jayeanne, Jeanne, Shirley - COMPLETE 12/22

    Heidi - Ruth, Mandy, Jayeanne, Nicole

    Ruth - Margo, Mandy, Nicole, Jayeanne, Annie, Jeanne, Heidi

    Shirley - Jeanne, Ruth, Margo, Nicole, Annie, Mandy, Jayeanne

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ROUND 7 - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE - NOW CLOSED

    ***For this round simply post A HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE that you enjoy baking around the holidays ... BONUS POINTS FOR PHOTOS SHARED OF THE COOKIE RECIPE YOU POST ONLY IF that photo is YOUR OWN PHOTO!

    ***NO PICTURES FROM INTERNET, MAGAZINES, BOOKS, TIC TOK, VIDEOS*** PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTOS***

    Nicole - Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

    Mandy - Ethel's Sugar Cookies

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

    Annie - EASY IN A PINCH SUGAR COOKIES

    +5 and +25 BONUS points for photo!

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Margo and Annie ... your prizes for the following games this month are shipping today, please post when you get them.


    Margo your prize for the ... FIRST PERSON TO POST RECEIVING ALL HER CARDS FROM ALL MEMBERS PLAYING THIS MONTH! She also posted when she mailed all her cards out.

    *********************************************

    Annie your prize for the ... (12) days, please post a photo of either a HOLIDAY DRINK(S), HOLIDAY APPETIZER(S), OR HOLIDAY DESSERT(S)! She posted one for each (12) days!



  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    JINGLE JINGLE JINGLE!! WE CLEARLY HAVE A WINNER!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNIE! 295 POINTS! She also has points in every round!

    Nicole had 125 points and Mandy with 55 points!

    Thank you to everyone who participated!

    ***Annie ... I will post again when I mail out your prize for the THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    *********************************************

    THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME - UPDATE

    **Please correct me if you see something not updated**

    ROUND 1 - HOLIDAY CARD PARTY NAME - NOW CLOSED

    ANNIE +5

    JEANNE +5

    NICOLE +5

    MARGO +5

    MANDY +5

    ROUND 2 - HOLIDAY TUNE KARAOKE LYRICS -NOW CLOSED

    NICOLE +35

    ANNIE +25

    MANDY +5

    ROUND 2 - BONUS ROUND POINTS - NOW CLOSED

    JEANNE +10

    NICOLE +10

    ROUND 3 - HOLIDAY AVATAR - NOW CLOSED

    Nicole +5

    Jeanne +5

    Mandy +5

    Margo +5

    Annie +5

    ROUND 4 - ROUND 4 - HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS TREE! - NOW CLOSED

    Nicole +25

    Annie + 25

    Mandy +10

    ROUND 4 - BONUS ROUND POINTS - NOW CLOSED

    Annie +25

    ROUND 5 - HOLIDAY SWEATER FUN - NOW CLOSED

    Nicole + 5

    Annie + 5

    ROUND 6 - HOLIDAY GREETINGS - NOW CLOSED

    Nicole + 5

    Annie + 5

    ROUND 6 - BONUS ROUND POINTS - NOW CLOSED

    Annie +170

    Nicole +5

    Shirley +5

    ROUND 7 - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE - NOW CLOSED

    Nicole +30

    Mandy +30

    Annie +30

    *********************************************

    TOTAL POINTS SO FAR FOR THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ANNIE = 295

    NICOLE = 125

    MANDY = 55

    JEANNE = 20

    MARGO = 10

    SHIRLEY =5

    *********************************************


  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    a surprise here today ... Not sure if this is the LAST of the IRIS blooming here or the FIRST of the IRIS starting to bloom ...



  • l1oness
    2 months ago

    Jeanne - your card just arrived. Thank you so much! I love the red berried wreath, and the gift tags will be very useful!


    I will be posting the January FOTESS swap details soon!

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  • smitties
    2 months ago

    Jayeanne, I don’t know how you kept up with all the games you posted. You are a super host. Thank you for a great time.

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  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    FUZZY NAKED LADY is home!!


    Just returned from lots of family Christmas time.......great time!!

    Hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!!


    I was contemplating leaving again tomorrow for a couple of days but have decided I am going to stay home and have ME peace haha. I really don't know what ME peace is but it sounds good.


    Jingle....Jingle....Jingle.....I won!! Thanks Jayeanne!! Your games were a blast of fun!! You do not need to send me a prize. Playing is prize enough for me.


    Jayeanne, truly a wonderful month!! Thanks for putting on a great December show, a clever one too. Lots of time and energy was put in to your swap. Thank you!!


    I just checked out Mandy's swap for January. I was not going to swap in January as I will be out of town the last two weeks of the month. But it is an easy swap so I am going to play. Check it out....easy peazy!!


    Happy Eve!!



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  • sandlapper_rose
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Thanks, Mandy, for posting that you received my card. Jayeanne and Heidi I assure you that I sent to both of you and it was weeks ago. I can't imagine why they would still not be delivered. Unless I see they are received today I will send another.

    I've had a painful bout of diverticulitis since last weekend. It has slowed me down for sure. With my doctor's office closed over the long weekend, I finally got an appointment yesterday and went for a blood test and CT scan. I'm slowly getting better. Waiting for the test results.

    I've received cards from: Nicole, Annie, Ruth, Jayeanne, Heidi, Shirley, Margo and Mandy. Anyway, you can call me COMPLETE.

    We've had warmer than usual weather and it was beautiful on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A bit rainy yesterday, but we need the rain.

    Thanks for being the Hostess, Jayeanne, the games were fantastic!

    Enjoy the Rest of the week and Happy New Year! I appreciated all the cute and useful tuck-ins that came with the cards.

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Thanks for letting me know, Jeanne. No, I have not received your card yet, if I did, I would have posted that I did. Will let you know if it arrives. Hope you get to feeling better soon! Also thanks for posting the cards you received from, Ive updated it. Our weather here too has been beautiful!


    It has been my pleasure hosting the December swap you ladies are the best! Thank you for all the kind comments!


    Annie I am mailing your prize for the THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

  • sandlapper_rose
    2 months ago

    I'm sending out second cards today to Jayeanne and Heidi. This time even though the front says Merry Christmas, it's Happy New Year!

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  • canyonwind
    2 months ago

    Sunburnt StockingStuffer ....I am going to miss saying Fuzzy Naked Lady. I have today and two more days to proclaim FUZZY NAKED LADY in this thread....LOL!


    I will let you know after I receive prize....you did not have to send me a prize, Bad Girl!! LOL!!


    Happy Friday FOTESSERS!


    FUZZY

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  • brittneysgran
    2 months ago

    OMG I can't believe it's Dec. 29 today. Worst time I have ever had with this pain. I finally got into Physical Therapy today but it was filling out papers and measuring what I could reach and bend too. Hopefully they can help me. I'm still using a walker.


    Nicole so glad you posted the stocking I made you. I am still making them for friends/family.


    Can't wait to try these yummy cookie recipes.





  • bluee19
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Oh yes Shirley, i luv handmade items made with love!! i cherish these because i know how much work/time it takes to make them. Thank YOU!

    heidi ~ i luv getting happy mail and got yours today. thank u for the cute handmade card you sent and sharing what you/family have been up to.

    countdown to New Years!! i only hope for better tomorrows and good health!!

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago
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    ***PLEASE POST YOUR CARDS RECEIVED IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET***

    ***LOOKS LIKE WE ARE JUST WAITING ON A FEW LAST CARDS TO ARRIVE OR TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED***

    ***PLEASE POST HERE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CARDS, AND PLEASE POST AGAIN YOUR THANK YOU'S WHEN/AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR CARDS***

    Annie/canyonwind - 12/12 sent cards out

    Jeanne/sandlapper_rose - sent cards out

    Nicole/bluee19 - 12/8 sent 4 cards out 12/14 sent last of cards out

    Shirley/brittneysgran - 12/18 sent cards out

    Margo/smitties - 12/10 has mailed out all but (1) card. 12/13 sent last of cards out

    Heidi/xiangirl -

    Ruth/ruthz- 12/11 sent cards out

    Mandy/l1oness- 12/11 sent cards out

    Jayeanne/pinkiris - 12/11 sent cards out

    **************************

    RECEIVED CARDS

    Jeanne- Margo, Nicole, Annie, Ruth, Jayeanne, Heidi, Shirley, Mandy - COMPLETE 12/28

    Margo - Jeanne, Ruth, Jayeanne, Mandy, Heidi, Annie, Nicole, Shirley -COMPLETE 12/21

    Jayeanne - Nicole, Ruth, Mandy, Annie, Margo, Shirley, Heidi, Jeanne - COMPLETE 1/2

    Nicole - Margo, Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Mandy, Jeanne, Shirley, Heidi - COMPLETE 12/29

    Mandy - Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Nicole, Margo, Jeanne

    Annie - Margo, Ruth, Mandy, Nicole, Heidi, Jayeanne, Jeanne, Shirley - COMPLETE 12/22

    Heidi - Ruth, Mandy, Jayeanne, Nicole

    Ruth - Margo, Mandy, Nicole, Jayeanne, Annie, Jeanne, Heidi

    Shirley - Jeanne, Ruth, Margo, Nicole, Annie, Mandy, Jayeanne

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    WRAPPING UP THE MONTH ....


    ***GAME UPDATE*** ALL GAMES ARE COMPLETE AND ALL PRIZES HAVE BEEN MAILED ***

    PLEASE POST WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED, THANK YOU!


    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! ANNIE AND MARGO! VERY IMPRESSIVE LADIES!


    ***DON’T GET YOUR TINSEL IN A TANGLE SCAVENGER HUNT

    ANNIE -prize mailed and received

    ***THE (12) DAYS OF ... HOLIDAY DRINKS, HOLIDAY APPETIZERS, OR HOLIDAY DESSERTS!

    ANNIE - prize mailed

    ***FIRST PERSON TO POST RECEIVING ALL HER CARDS FROM ALL MEMBERS PLAYING

    MARGO - prize mailed

    ***THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ANNIE - prize mailed

    ***********************************************

    THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED IN TO SEND HOLIDAY GREETINGS AND ALSO THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE GAMES!

    **********************************************

    WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • smitties
    2 months ago

    Jayeanne, thank you for my prize winnings. I love the wine ugly sweater and I am about to look up the tomatoes. Oh, BTW BTW, you got me! totally unexpected.


    Thanks for all the fun.


    Annie, enjoy your ME time. I an sorry you have to give up your new name Fuzzy Naked Lady.


    Shirley, I am so sorry you have to go through all that pain. I can’t imagine. My thought and prayers are with you.


    Jeanne, I hope you get some relief soon. I haven’t had any issues since June so hoping I can stay good for a while. I have read that stress can bring it on and for me, I was under huge stress back in June.


    Headed tomorrow to a Virginia State Park to take a ranger guided hike for the New Year. Hiking into the New Year is perfect for us.


    Happy New Year everyone.

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  • bluee19
    2 months ago

    pinkiris ~ THANK YOU again for hosting this month and what a wonderful HOSTESS!! You know how to throw a Party!!! It was a fun month of activities. We can't wait until you host another round next year :)

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  • canyonwind
    last month

    FUZZY NAKED LADY here....one last time....how sad for me! LOL!


    I got mail, from our hostess with the mostess Sunburnt StockingStuffer, AKA Jayeanne. I just opened this wonderful package. Prize time for FUZZY.


    I received prizes for 12 Days of Appetizers, Drinks and Desserts....


    *a gift card....this can be used at one of several restaurants (Panera, Chiles, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrell or The Cheesecake Factory)....very generous.....THANK YOU!!


    *Seeds.....Dark Galaxy Tomato, Fat Frog Tomato, Plan 9 From Outer Space....all from Jayeanne's garden. Well, maybe my name will be Ugly Spaced Out Fat Frog next year in your December swap Jayeanne...haha. Soon to plant.....THANK YOU!!


    *Lots of Confetti......which I LOVE. I save it too. Thou shall not waste!! THANK YOU!!


    *A HO HO HO garden flag.....Santa is so happy. This is fun.....and I needed a new one. I just dumped three Holiday/Christmas flags out. They had seen better Christmas years!! Until next year!!


    But I am not done yet....well, I should say....SUNBURNT is not done with me yet! I also received...............I think I received this because I scored the highest amount of points...correct Jayeanne?


    *A BEAUTIFUL STARFISH ORNAMENT....LOVE this!! I am not going to pack this up for next year. I am going to hang it in my family room window. This is so pretty!! THANK YOU!


    Everything was beautifully wrapped.....and in, of course, Flamingo paper.



    This was lovely.....many thanks!!







    !


    Happy New Year!!


    FUZZY NAKED LADY

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  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    last month

    Jeanne ... THANK YOU for the beautiful Merry Christmas card, with the Happy New Year wishes! Just arrived in our mail yesterday ... wishing you all the best for a Happy New Year!




  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    last month

    WRAPPING THIS UP****

    ***PLEASE POST YOUR CARDS RECEIVED IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET***

    ***LOOKS LIKE WE ARE JUST WAITING ON A FEW LAST CARDS TO ARRIVE OR TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED*** IT APPEARS THERE ARE STILL A FEW CARDS FLOATING SOMEWHERE***


    Annie/canyonwind - 12/12 sent cards out

    Jeanne/sandlapper_rose - sent cards out

    Nicole/bluee19 - 12/8 sent 4 cards out 12/14 sent last of cards out

    Shirley/brittneysgran - 12/18 sent cards out

    Margo/smitties - 12/10 has mailed out all but (1) card. 12/13 sent last of cards out

    Heidi/xiangirl - sent

    Ruth/ruthz- 12/11 sent cards out

    Mandy/l1oness- 12/11 sent cards out

    Jayeanne/pinkiris - 12/11 sent cards out

    **************************

    RECEIVED CARDS

    Jeanne- Margo, Nicole, Annie, Ruth, Jayeanne, Heidi, Shirley, Mandy - COMPLETE 12/28

    Margo - Jeanne, Ruth, Jayeanne, Mandy, Heidi, Annie, Nicole, Shirley -COMPLETE 12/21

    Jayeanne - Nicole, Ruth, Mandy, Annie, Margo, Shirley, Heidi, Jeanne - COMPLETE 1/2

    Nicole - Margo, Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Mandy, Jeanne, Shirley, Heidi - COMPLETE 12/29

    Mandy - Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Nicole, Margo, Jeanne

    Annie - Margo, Ruth, Mandy, Nicole, Heidi, Jayeanne, Jeanne, Shirley - COMPLETE 12/22

    Heidi - Ruth, Mandy, Jayeanne, Nicole

    Ruth - Margo, Mandy, Nicole, Jayeanne, Annie, Jeanne, Heidi

    Shirley - Jeanne, Ruth, Margo, Nicole, Annie, Mandy, Jayeanne

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    last month

    ***AND THIS MONTH IS ALL WRAPPED UP .... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR***


    GO CHECK OUT THE SWAP FOR JANUARY AND JOIN IN ON THE FUN!


    ***GAME UPDATE*** ALL GAMES ARE COMPLETE AND ALL PRIZES HAVE BEEN MAILED AND RECEIVED ***


    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! ANNIE AND MARGO! VERY IMPRESSIVE LADIES!

    ***DON’T GET YOUR TINSEL IN A TANGLE SCAVENGER HUNT

    ANNIE -prize mailed and received

    ***THE (12) DAYS OF ... HOLIDAY DRINKS, HOLIDAY APPETIZERS, OR HOLIDAY DESSERTS!

    ANNIE - prize mailed and received

    ***FIRST PERSON TO POST RECEIVING ALL HER CARDS FROM ALL MEMBERS PLAYING

    MARGO - prize mailed and received

    ***THE HOLIDAY CARD PARTY GAME

    ANNIE - prize mailed and received

    ***********************************************

    THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED IN TO SEND HOLIDAY GREETINGS AND ALSO THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE GAMES!

    **********************************************

    WISHING EVERYONE A FUN AND EXCITING GROWING SEASON!

  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    last month

    Annie and Margo ...


    FAT FROG TOMATO .... still heavily producing here on back patio, just picked some more this morning! not sure if you see the 'dime' on far right above post it note ....for size reference

    I did not take photos of the other (2) tomatoes I sent you both, they are still producing out there so next picked ones Ill try to get photos!



  • brittneysgran
    last month

    Heidi I just received your Christmas card and these seeds Honey Rock Melon and Hakesho Fizi Melon. Can't wait to plant these. I also Received your Family news letter which included pictures. Loved it. So sorry to hear about your Mom falling. Hope her recovery is quick. I also hated to hear about your seizures. We never know when something will happen to our health. Please be careful and I will pray for you.

    Thank you so much. I don't know where this card was all this time but the stamp on the envelope says Dec. 14.?????

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  • l1oness
    last month

    Heidi - mine just arrived today as well! It must have gotten stuck somewhere. I can't read the full postmark, but it's clearly December. Silly postman!


    I hope you are doing better!


    Mandy


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  • pinkiris
    Original Author
    last month
    last modified: last month

    UPDATING...

    ****WRAPPING UP****

    ***PLEASE POST YOUR CARDS RECEIVED IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET***

    ***LOOKS LIKE WE ARE JUST WAITING ON A FEW LAST CARDS TO ARRIVE OR TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED*** IT APPEARS THERE ARE STILL A FEW CARDS FLOATING SOMEWHERE***

    Annie/canyonwind - 12/12 sent cards out

    Jeanne/sandlapper_rose - sent cards out

    Nicole/bluee19 - 12/8 sent 4 cards out 12/14 sent last of cards out - all cards complete

    Shirley/brittneysgran - 12/18 sent cards out

    Margo/smitties - 12/10 has mailed out all but (1) card. 12/13 sent last of cards out

    Heidi/xiangirl - sent - all cards complete

    Ruth/ruthz- 12/11 sent cards out - all cards complete

    Mandy/l1oness- 12/11 sent cards out - all cards complete

    Jayeanne/pinkiris - 12/11 sent cards out - all cards complete

    **************************

    RECEIVED CARDS

    Jeanne- Margo, Nicole, Annie, Ruth, Jayeanne, Heidi, Shirley, Mandy - COMPLETE 12/28

    Margo - Jeanne, Ruth, Jayeanne, Mandy, Heidi, Annie, Nicole, Shirley -COMPLETE 12/21

    Jayeanne - Nicole, Ruth, Mandy, Annie, Margo, Shirley, Heidi, Jeanne - COMPLETE 1/2

    Nicole - Margo, Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Mandy, Jeanne, Shirley, Heidi - COMPLETE 12/29

    Mandy - Ruth, Annie, Jayeanne, Nicole, Margo, Jeanne, Heidi

    Annie - Margo, Ruth, Mandy, Nicole, Heidi, Jayeanne, Jeanne, Shirley - COMPLETE 12/22

    Heidi - Ruth, Mandy, Jayeanne, Nicole

    Ruth - Margo, Mandy, Nicole, Jayeanne, Annie, Jeanne, Heidi

    Shirley - Jeanne, Ruth, Margo, Nicole, Annie, Mandy, Jayeanne, Heidi - COMPLETE 1/16