piątek, 17 lipca 2015

The 100 facts about me swap.

A sunny hello to you, my dear readers from a small mountain village I got lucky to live in!   

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer time - full of sun, water, cold drinks and delicious seasonal fruits. Even though summer has a lot of beautiful aspects I wouldn't pick it over autumn. This is autumn that makes me most inspired, motivated and creative. I'm a bit tired of the heat wave we have been having lately, to be honest. Today I woke up to the lovely sound of summer rain and thunderstorm at 7 am but after a while it was hot and humid again. So I simply stayed at home, where temperature is more bearable (phew!) and decided to create my 100 facts. I've been lucky to be a member of League of Extraordinary Penpals and with the last July issue we get at the beginning of each month, they surprised me with a bunch of lovely swaps. Although I was tempted to join two of them I decided to join that one that was about sending 100 facts about ourselves to your partner. 
It was a very relaxing and calm task during the early morning and with a mug of delicious coffee right next to me. There is something magical about the smell of morning coffee and the whole celebration of mornings. I want it to be a part of my daily routine.

Although I only slept 3,5 hours at night, I forgot about it and revelled in creating, decorating and writing about myself. I filled 3 A5 sized sheets of my favorite Lithuanian stationery, I've been completely obsessed with, lately. It's just so much my style and my kind of beauty when it comes to stationery. It's not much, but as you can see my handwriting was rather small. 

At first I though it would be quite a challenge to write 100 (!) facts just about myself but then it turned out to be easy, I enjoyed it lots and I think I wouldn't mind a 200 facts about me challenge, at all, hehe. :-) Some were detailed and long, others were one sentences that absolutely made it what I meant. In the so called meantime I was listening to the special Gabrielle Aplin's songs. It was a lovely morning and I wish each one could look like that. Luckily it only depends on me, so I'm hoping for the best. I'm slowly discovering that this is me who has my own happiness in hands. I can decide what I pay attention to, or not... And I can always decide to be happy and grateful for what I already have. And I have plenty of reasons to put a big smile on my face! :-)

Because of the postal price and the whole system, we have in Poland, I decided to add some paper goodies for my partner and pay for an ediimail up to 50g. If I already have to pay that much for stamps, I want it to be worth the price. I plan to buy my own bunch of them so I don't have to ask the lady at a Post Office to pick some nice ones for my envelopes. It's quite frustrating sometimes and I really don't know what I'm waiting for... I also wrote a separate note on a cute DIDDL paper and wrapped it all with a nice blue-white thread. I love this cute little mouse - it's adorable! It makes my problems go far away and I can just enjoy the beautiful moment of creating, writing and decorating. 

 Then it was time to pick an envelope. I still have a couple of map envelopes I used to made out of my sister's school atlas (but shhh) so I thought it might be perfect for this ediimail. Especially that my envelope has to travel all the way from Poland to Australia so a travelling themed sounds good to me. A nicely written address and voilà. It's going to leave Poland on Monday but I was busy with my trips to Cracow and doing everything related with my studies. I hope it will still put a big smile on my partner's face. :-) It's such a lovely feeling to be spreading some happiness all over the world. To be giving a part of my heart to others... I'm constatly amazed by this beautiful world!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend -full of letter writing marathons and creative moments and I can't wait to write more for you here. My head is full of ideas - I just don't happen to sit calmly in one place and put my thoughts down in words. Besides, my mailpile is calling for me whenever I feel like writing so, forgive me, I have to give it my whole attention. ;-) I've received a bunch of long, beautiful and warm letters this week and I wish I could reply right away to each one of them. I'm very lucky to have such wonderful friends. I wouldn't change them for anything. So... Hopefully see you soon, my dear readers!  

środa, 8 lipca 2015

ediimail - June.

Hi there! ♡ 

Summer time is here, I try to be positive about it, but it's rather hard when you are someone who loves rainy days and feels creative and motivated then. Despite all heat waves that are reaching us one after another these days, I focus on our delicious, seasonal fruits - yummy! Our patry is getting fuller everyday and you can find all kinds of jams and juices there. I didn't feel like writing or reading and spent last 2 weeks on travelling instead. It was a lovely time and I'm glad I made that first step, because my heart and mind really need such a "detox". I can't wait to tell my penfriends about all those little adventures I went through. 

When I left home, I had no letters on my mailpile. I was completely caught up - for the first time in my whole penpalling career. As soon as I came back home I keep getting letters day by day. It's such a lovely feeling. I try not to be stressed about it and enjoy reading and writing letters whenever I feel like it. It's a healthier way. I found a lot of inspirations to draw something on my plain, colorful envelopes, Nina sent me on my Birthday, if I remember well. I'm looking forward to creating lovely ediimails, putting my whole heart into writing and decorating and simply enjoying this wonderful miracle - penpalling. :-) 

This envelope is going to fly to Italy as soon as I happen to write a second letter to dear Cristy.

 My incoming mail - it's from June and the beginning of July. I feel very happy to have such beautiful pieces of mail to reply to. It's a joy! 
I have to confess I need to be more organized when it comes to my penpalling world. I always take my pictures in a rush, didn't upload every letter here, delete some pictures before I put them here etc. It's frustrating so I have to come up with a nice idea for my blogging organization. We will see...

 The longest letter I've ever received from Kornelija. 

 A surprise letter from dear Martyna. 

 A beautiful and long letter from Elena.

 A surprise postcard I received from Caroline. 

 A lovely letter from Maude.


An inspiring intro letter from Tanja. 

Today's letters: one from Finland, an intro letter from Sandra and a surprise postcard from Bianca.
 An intro letter from another Tanja ;)

 Just look at these cute stamps! 
 Italian mail - thank you Sara!

 A beautiful postcard all the way from Milano - thank you girls! :)

A surprise postcard from Elli.
June was a month of intro letter for me. I felt very inspired to start new pnefriendship with some wonderful people who might turn out to be my soulmates. I can't wait for all new friendships to develop! 
When it comes to my outgoing mail - I wasn't in a writing mood at all for most of the time, but a writing bug caught me twice and let me write two long intro letters to Martina and Cristy:

My first letter to Martina.
 My first letter to Cristina.
Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed ediimail of June. Have a lovely month full of beautiful, inspiring letters! ♡