It’s officially summer… SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMERTIME 😉 I know the winter was hard on many of my blogging friends, spring did bring a little light, but the summer sunshine is a much needed dose of vitamin D we all need. Along with the sun rays, ice cream, library visits, cookies, hugs, and lazy beach days: happy mail can certainly brighten anyone’s day, am I right? I love sending and receiving happy mail. I feel like happy mail is HUG in a mailbox. So, it’s no surprise I was happy when Abby suggested perhaps the two of us connect over our love of snail mail and create a swap. BOOM! A swap was born full of sunshine 🙂
I was sent the sweetest sunshinest (<-new word) hug in a box from Abby! Abby is such a sweetheart. Abby was one the biggest supporters of Sorry, Not Sorry Social, a link-up Courtney and I originally hosted that has since morphed into something new and amazingly creative. (Was that vain, snotty, or self-righteous of me to say?) Anyway, from those days, I was graced with Abby. She has been such a dear to me, I have found a loving and caring friend in her. That is one of the things I love most about blogging, no matter where you are in location or in life you can connect with anyone. I can truly say I have connected with Abby, she’s just such a sweet and gentle soul. Plus, I’m always finding new beauty products I need in my life that I didn’t know I needed via Abby’s blog. 🙂
So, back to the box! For two days my box was held hostage here:
Sometimes the postal worker will leave packages at my door and sometimes packages will be placed in the box in the mail station. The postal worker left a key for me in my mail box to retrieve the package, BUT THE KEY WOULD NOT WORK FOR ME! I thought by me taking my mail and leaving the key the postal worker may give me a new key, but no. So, I left a note the next day and thankfully I now have my box of sunshine!
Okay, again, Abby is a sweetheart she left notes on each item.. a little hint 🙂
The coffee mug is perfect, right? I cannot wait to fill’er up. I have the coaster next to me now on my desk- boring.. I’m drinking water. I have already painted my nails and I LOVE the polish (Blair)!! Confession: I’ve been using a gray eyeliner pencil for my eyebrows, I’m excited to use a “real” brow pencil. The little sign will be cute in our strawberries on our deck. Side note: We only have had one strawberry but the plant itself is beautiful (I’m trying to remain optimistic here). The notepad. Thanks, Abby! I cannot wait to write a few notes to some of my Mommy friends. 🙂 Lovin’ my Baby Lips! I adore my card that Abby sent as well, her words were exactly what I needed. Her box of sunshine came at the right time. I’m trying to not let the acts of others bring me down… you won’t win HATE.
Thank you everyone who joined the swap, I cannot wait to see your sunshine packages 🙂
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