Sunday, October 30, 2011

End of The Week Mail!

Hello readers and happy happy Sunday! I don't know about you all but I am excited that tomorrow is Halloween. I've got the house decorated and my pumpkin all carved (with some help from my furry friends) and I've even made a trip to the Tulsa Zoo for "HallowZOOween" (and where I picked up some great postcards).  Sadly, the Halloween mail is coming to an end, only got a few pieces in this week, and now we have to gear up for Thanksgiving (boooo). Let's get to some mail shall we? This mail update came from Swap-bot, Postcrossing and even from the blog it's self.

From Beth, a beautiful "Grim Fairy Tales Card", Pattbelle sent me some mail love from Cozumel and from Chelsea a card from the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota (extra points for home state mail love!)
 From Helen in Shenzhen, China (I always love my cards from China), From Connie a lovely beach view, and from April a couple of adorable Western Bluebirds!
 A desert inspiring card and Thanksgiving recipes from Tracy!
 HALLOWEEN LOVE! From Ann and Dee who also sent me some extra stickers. Thank you ladies!
 and a very exciting piece from Jennifer in New York who decided to write after reading my blog! This cut out paper doll is mail art! Not only did she decorate the gals for me but there is a letter on the back! A letter is on the way soon Jennifer, thank you!

Told you I had help! This year is "cat-o-lantern" :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Postcard Request! Help some students out!

Hello Readers and Happy Happy Wednesday! I saw this on Bev Sykes site The Pen Pal Project. Seems one of her friends works at a school and they are collecting as many different postcards as they can for their diversity/international day. It doesn't matter if they get multiples from each city/state/country--it just matters that they get some in! You can read the whole article your self by going here! Or you can just drop a card or two in to the mail to the address below:

Hunter Johnson
8443 Sand Point Drive West
Jacksonville, FL 32244

Let's show these students how awesome snail mail is! Please share with your friends around the world and make their diversity day great!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday and Tuesday UPDATE! WHOOOOO :D

Well hello readers! Happy Tuesday to you all! I don't know about you guys but I am glad today is just about over, now we just have to get through Wednesday (nothing against hump day I just have to go work at two locations tomorrow and I'm not sure how I feel about it lol).

Monday saw a whole slew of mail come in and today I received one postcard (better one than none, right!). The goods came from Swap-bot, Postcrossing and a joyous return to Walltype has a had some pretty awesome results. Let's do ittt!!!!

From Gabriele--the castle in Romania that inspired Bram Stoker. Perfect for Halloween :)
 My first card from South Africa, Thank you Jocelyn (and thanks for being a reader!!!!). From Katrin in Berlin we have a Hundert-wasser building!
 Some Williamsburg love from Cindy and from PaulandLeezy not only my favorite candy but a postcard from my parents home state!
 Very cool Halloween cards. Home made from Gummyrat and vintage from Tracy. Yes, I am in all my Holiday glory!
 Oh, hello want to share some mail? That's fine,but please don't sit on the mail....
 Hand drawn (awesome) monster from Carmen ((c) Carmen Daniel 10/2011) and a lovely view of Rocky Mountain National Park from Kittylover
 A cat foot.....and three Halloween cards from top..handmade from Hillarie, an awesome card from Teresa (who is going to be getting some kick ass mail love!!!!) and the most adorable card ever from Ms. Nikki!

                                         Paw picked, furrball approved.                                          

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday Mail :)

Hello all, remember how I said I would be leaving work on time? Yeah..... hahahahahha :D

No mail came on Tuesday (booo Tuesday) and  few pieces came on Wednesday. These mid week pieces came from Walltype and Swap-bot.

This post card came from Rick, who likes to taunt me about the ocean air! I'll get you back, Rick, don't you worry!
 A swap letter from Bruna in Brazil who has some interesting things hanging around in her purse, and a Halloween card from Karin! Thanks ladies!

Getting some out going mail together now! Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello Monday Readers! As promised earlier this afternoon I am back with my actual mail goods! Today's mail is brought to us mostly by Swap-bot (where I am hosting a Swap!!--oh come on it's a little shameless self promotion never hurt anyone LOL). There is also a lovely card from Postcrossing, which was a welcome change-feels like it's been a while since I've gotten one from a crosser. Let's get on to the bag o' goodies shall we?

Two postcards today, one from my final partner in "One Person Each City", this one comes from a user in Russia, and the second from a postcrosser in Washington state
 This comes from the Halloween Recipe swap that I hosted. My partner sent me a HYSTERICAL card as well as a pretty delish sounding recipe for "Guacamoldy" ahahah
 She also took the time to send me some much appreciated stickers and to decorate the envelope! How neat!
 back view
 Another Halloween swap (I'm hooked what can I say!!!!) Which brought me socks, candy, stickers, "Ghoulaid" (yes it's koolaid) and you see that little pumpkin--that's a flashing pin. I am so wearing this to work on Halloween! Thanks, Janice!

Today's outgoing mail went to:
South Africa
Germany (x's 2)
Crosby, Texas
Dumfries, Virginia

Now I am off to sort and organize some mail so that I can actually write back to the letters that I owe! :) Hope you all had a happy mail Monday, let's go get some letters out!

Calling on my Swap-botters!

Hello Everyone! I have a new swap up over at Swap-bot; this swap is one I have hosted recently and it seemed to catch on fairly well, soooooo I figured we would give round two a go!

You can learn more about the swap by clicking here or by reading the description below! Hope on over and show a lady some mail love :)

Also, got some great mail in today--updates in a bit!


Swap Coordinator:SecretSquirrel1904 (contact)
Swap categories:Newbie  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:1
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:October 24, 2011
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2011
Number of swap partners:2
Everyone has those postcards that don't quite fit in to the collection of things they normally send out. Sometimes they come in a set, from a friend who picked them up for you or even from another swapper--here is your chance to move them on to a partner who will appreciate them!
This is an international swap in which each swapper will be assigned two partners. You will send each partner one NAKED (stamped, written on, not in an envelope) postcard with a little message about why you think the post card is odd and where/how you aquired it.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND (1) This swap is for those oddball postcards in your partners collection, they may be funny, dark, crude, ugly....the list goes on. Please do not join if you feel you may be offened by something that may come your way. (2) The cards must be store bought and in good condition. Please only trade what you would like to recieve
Newbies are welcome with a well filled out profile, no recent 1's or 3's with out explaination (as always please message me if there is something going on and you would like to join), all users must have logged in with in 3 days of assigning parters. I can angel for this swap but I would not appreciate flakers!
I welcome any questions, concerns, or suggestions--please always feel free to message me!
Happy Swapping--here's to getting an odd couple of postcards!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm Back! Halloween Mail Part Deux and a Life Update :)

Hello Readers, Followers, and Lurkers! I have been gone for a little over a week and I am so happy to be back! Things have been super hectic at the bank, I think I mentioned before that we were drastically under staffed resulting in everyone working six days a week and anywhere between 8 and 12 hours a day. Now we are back up and running like a normal branch. Which not only means we won't have people complaining that they had to stand in line (gasp. stand in line? at a business...noooo...) but I will actually have some time to get to the post office and to write back to my pen pals! Yay!

This past week or so had shown even more glorious Halloween mail as well as a few postcards from a City and Village swap. I am thinking about starting a Thanksgiving swap but I haven't decided on the details yet. I had a HUGE list of everything I've sent--and then my newer cat decided to rip up my list, but don't worry I have some swaps and letters due, so my "where to list' should be fat and happy. Let's get to some mail, shall, we? All but one piece came from Swap-bot!

Cards, postcards, and recipies (with a few goodies tossed in)
 My Halloween Scavenger hunt package from a Canadian swapper
 A Halloween Sock Swap!
 Which came in a super spooky and awesomely decorated envelope

 Even more socks and holiday goodies--this was actually a different swap!
 A beautiful card from Dana who is on vacation enjoying her anniversary, one showing a city in the Philippines, a NYC card from a blog reader! and a neat card from Wisconsin.
 And last but not least another handfull of halloween cards and postcards! My swap parterns and readers are awesome!

Thank you all for hanging with me! I'm excited to be getting back to regular updates and writing! See ya at the post office :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lots of Halloween mail and some postcards!

Just a quick update on the awesome mail that i have gotten in so far this week. Lots of Halloween cards and postcards, a few foreign postcards and an pretty neat box of goodies (please forgive any typing errors as the cat is currently pulling on a rubber band that is around my wrist). Some quick pictures for tonight--I have some neat mail related articles I want to blog for you and let you all know where my mail has gone out to this week.

Oh, and for the record, the post worker officially knows and greets me by name. I may have a mail problem :P

My stack of Halloween related cards and postcards :D

 Two postcards from foreign swappers (Rome and Germany), as well as a letter from a pen pal in PA
 A don't forget to renew notice from my post office--hahah!
 The outside of my Halloween box
 Inside--I love this witch
 The goods!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday and Saturdays Mail

Hello Hello! It's a wonderful fall day here in Oklahoma; the sun is out, the windows are open and there is just enough breeze to be pleasant--and the fair is in town!

I ended this week on some pretty good mail. Two swap packages arrived and a couple of pen pal letters as well! Only had one out going card today to the US. Items this weekend came from Swap-Bot and Postcrossing. Lets get to some mail!

The first item on the list is my Autumn Swap package from Terri. I love the crocheted items (the little pumpkin is a pin!) and the cats are fond of the jingly scarecrow :) 

This package (also a swap) was from Deb in Pennsylvania. The idea was to let your partner tour your state. There are wonderful maps, postcards, magazines and brochures--not to mention the most wonderful invention ever, the zagnut candies!
 The tired puppies are from Veera, a postcrosser in Finland, Oktoberfest is a private swap from Mona in Germany, Goldilocks in Philly sent me the Betsy Ross House card, and finally from SheWolf we have a card from  Chadwick Bay in Dunkirk, New York.
My two pen pal letters this weekend are from Sara Lea in South Carolina and Jayme-Lee in Getzville, New York (who also happens to be my sorority sister from another chapter--yay!)

 This wonderfully stuffed envelope of Halloween Awesomeness (yes, that's what I am calling it) is from Valerie in Gales Creek, Oregon who was one of my partners for a Halloween Sticker Swap. Needless to say Ms. Valerie out did her self with all of the wonderful stickers, paper, cards, and  fabric! Love it!