Friday, January 24, 2014

Dear Leila, Dear JarieLyn and a few postcards.

This is a Postcrossing on a jouney to Finland.

Hello Leila, I hope you are having an amazing day. Whenever I feel the need to escape the hustle & bustle of the city, a drive to Mt. Charleston does the trick. I love to walk around the neighborhood and nearby trails and breathe in the aroma of the pine trees. The fresh, crisp air blankets the back of my throat with each breath I take and I love that feeling. Walking in the mountains makes me appreciate the beauty of nature.  It is so serene and I am so present in these moments, and it's in those moments when I experience true joy. I'll leave you with this quote by Thich Nhat Hanh: "Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet."  Wishing you much joy.

Here are some recent postcards I received in a swap:

I love all things Tennessee and I was so happy to receive two postcards from the state. I like the other postcard but sometimes dolls can be a little freaky, especially the vintage ones.  I can't help but think of my pal Lynn when I look at this postcard because for awhile she was making altered cards depicting freaky dolls.  

A batch of unique postcards from the same swap, different partner.

Also from the same swap, different partner.

I sure do love postcards.  I just won a huge lot of vintage cards on Ebay but I have not received them yet.
I cannot hardly wait for them to come. I am so excited.  Does anyone else love postcards as much as I do?

Next, are two pen pal letters I received today.
Dear JarieLyn........

This is a letter from Jackie.  I just love that colorful washi tape, don't you?

A letter from Lynn B.  Such a cute little devil.  I believe I almost ordered this stationery on Amazon, or something very similar to it.  I like the fiery flames of orange surrounding the pink.

If you are a swap participant on Swap-Bot or another site, what is your favorite thing to swap?  I'm thinking about hosting a swap, but I'd like to get an idea of what your favorite swaps are.

Have a beautiful evening.

1 comment:

Claire said...

I don't know if this is the 'right' blog to follow JarieLyn, but I love letters, and real snail mail, so here I am...
Thank you for visiting me via the GYB party and leaving a lovely comment - hello :)