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!  







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    1. Thank you, dear Bart! It always motivates me when I know that you like what I created! :)

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  2. 100 facts about me? At first I thought it would be quite difficult but on the other hand... I'll try it soon :D
    League of Extraordinary Penpals?

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    1. Try, and let me know how it feels for you. I'm extremely curious, now! :) League of Extraordinary Penpals is a penpalling club. We have a facebook group. You can read more about it here: www.penpaloftheweek.com

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  3. Kocham koperty wykonane z map! To chyba przez to, że studiuję geografię i po prostu na mapy mogę patrzeć godzinami :)
    Bardzo pomysłowe to 100 faktów o mnie. Ciekawe, czy łatwo przyszłoby mi napisanie czegoś takiego... może będę musiała spróbować! 200 to już chyba byłoby za dużo i nie dałabym rady niczego dobrego potem napisać, więc byłyby to naprawdę durne rzeczy już, które pewnie nie powinny nigdy ujrzeć światła dziennego :)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie :)

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    1. Ja także bardzo je lubię. Bardzo pasują do listów... Zwłaszcza jeśli papier jest stary i taki szorstki w dotyku. Takie mapy kocham najbardziej. Durne rzeczy są najlepsze i najbardziej interesujące! ;) Też pozdrawiam i dziękuję za odwiedziny na blogu!

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  4. Ahh this post was so pleasant to read :) I loved it! I'm not sure if I'd be able to write 100 facts about myself 'cause it sounds like a LOT but I wouldnt mind giving that a go :) By the way, lovely pictures, as always! ��
    Caroline xxx

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    1. Give it a go, girl! It's very interesting experience. I would love to read your 100 random facts. :) Thank you for your nice words, they are always greatly appreciated! Hugs!

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  5. Great post radiating happiness! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Alma! :) I feel honoured that you took your time to read it!

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  6. Loving this post and your blog sweetie <3

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    1. Thank you, Jonna! It means a lot. And I can't wait for you to come back to your blog as well! :)

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  7. Hello!
    I'm very glad I discovered your blog. How do you meet the people you exchange letters with? I 'm part of postcrossing but I would love to exchange letters too !!

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    1. Hi! What a joy to read from you. I'm very happy you like my blog. It's a honour! I met my friends on facebook groups. :) There are plenty of wonderful and inspiring groups about penpalling. I can highly recommend you "Penpalling & Letters" or "Letterworms" :)

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  8. This post is so amazing, I really love it. Would you like to do something like this with me as well? :) 100 random (or more) facts about me? :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Jenn :) Sure! Why not? We will discuss details on WhatsApp! Thank you for your nice comment. :)

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