Sunday, July 22, 2012

Package Pals

Hello everybody! I know it's been a long time since my last update, but these past weeks have been so busy. I'm down to my last three days of work, and I've finally done some shopping for my dorm room. :D But that's talk for letters. Today I'm posting to share with you the great package I received from my secret pal in the Package Pals project! Sorry I posted a few days late. Here's what my partner, Maria sent to me.

Some great new stationery! :) I can never have too much stationery!

<3 An adorable owl notepad!

Cute stickers and memosheets!

A new book. :) I haven't had a chance to sit and read it yet, but it sounds
like it's going to be a great read and I'm on a big reading kick right now.
I know what I'll be doing on my first few days after I'm done working.

A greeting card with cat stamps. I don't think I've ever seen a stamp with a cat on it before!

A card and envelope template kit. ^_^
 I've already gotten so much use out of everything Maria sent- everything was perfect, and I couldn't be happier! Thanks both to Maria, my partner and to Shannah for hosting the Package Pals project. <3

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Totals (A Little Late)

I'm a few days behind, as usual, but I figured it was time to come back and post the final results for the month of June. I have to say, I think it's been the busiest (and therefore best) month of incoming mail since I started penpalling last August. Speaking of, it'll be a year next month! :)

Anyway, on Saturday the 29th, three more pieces of mail came in, bumping the total incoming to 36!

Letter from Bri- the first page is type-written! :)

A colorful and creative letter from Elizabeth

A letter from Jessica on beautiful stationery.
I also sent out a package to my new penpal/swap partner, Lauren. However, as I didn't have time to include a letter as I intended, I won't count it as outgoing. Which means my overall Incoming/Outgoing totals were.... 36 (Inc) and 37 (Out)! So not only was it the best for incoming, it was probably the most I've accomplished in outgoing. Great mail month!

All of the incoming mail for June. :D

And somehow, I'm back up to 12 letters to reply to... So, looks like I'll be spending tonight and tomorrow in another letter-writing marathon. Sounds like a fantastic way to spend the firework-less 4th of July to me!

Incoming: 33 Tári, Caddi, Eri, Stephanie, Ashley, Abbye, Gabby, Beth, Laura and Langley, Anastasya, Sandra, Laura, Emily, Shannah, Laura A., Irina, Fab, Kay, Bri, Kandy, Katherine, Beth, Ilaria, Eri, Melanie, Irene, Morrison, Stephanie I., Everett, Karli, Barbara, Shannah, Sam, Bri, Elizabeth, Jessica

Outgoing: 37 Ilaria, Morrison, Shannah, Michi, Eri, Caddi, Stephanie, Tári, Valérie, Elizabeth, Abbye, Yasmeen, Anastasya, Beth , Sara, Sandra, Laura L., Laura A., Stephanie I, Alicja, Fab, Shannah, Bri, Kandy, Kay, Ilaria, Simona, Beth, Romaine, Barbara, Irina, Mel, Shannah, Stephanie, Cazzie, Hannah, Eri