Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer Pen Pals!

Elizabeth from E Tells Tales hosted a summer pen pal exchange. She had anyone who wanted to participate leave a comment with their age, location, favorite things, etc. and their ideal age, location and favorite things in a pen pal. She then worked her magic and paired the participants up! Well I was excited to be a part of this pen pal thing and thought E would do a great job at matching us up, but it turned out even better than I had hoped. In the end I ended up not getting a pen pal as much as a new friend! I love stumbling upon new blogs in this big old blogosphere and I had started following Amy at Sweet Home Santa Barbara. She seemed to be in a similar place in her life as me, she is a year older but started her blog to document her post-college life. A year really isn’t a big difference at all, especially when it seems like a big chunk of the bloggers out there are in their mid to late twenties. Well anyways Amy and I started commenting & emailing back and forth and... 

It turned out that we were Pen Pals! E had given Amy my mailing address and when I said something along the lines of “I love how blogging can bring people who live across the country from each other together” and she said something like “ Wait you said you live in Georgia right? ... this is gonna sound weird but I think you are my pen pal from E’s Summer Pen Pals!...” Amy then preceded to tell me my address and sure enough we were definitely pen pals! It was crazy and awesome that we connected on our own before we ever sent a letter! Now we have become pretty good friends on this little blogosphere and I love it! 

This past weekend I got my Pen Pal Package in the mail and it was so exciting! I got home Saturday and my mom had gotten the mail and there sitting on the couch was this beauty! 

      1. A Gourmet Easy Dinner's Book. I am pretty picky but am trying to try new things, and I love cooking!

      2. A Santa Barbara Postcard and sweet note from AMY! 
      3. Alba Cocoa Butter hand and body lotion. 
      4. Loreal nail polish in pink me up! 
      5. Burt's Bees chapstick. 

      6. A Dove Chocolate Bar that I immediately put in the freezer! 

Thank You so much Amy! I am so glad we “met” and can’t wait to get to know you better and of course will be sending you a package soon! 


  1. Awwww love this! I am seriously so glad we met too! It was so crazy figuring out we were pen pals haha, and I'm thinking this "pen pal" thing is gonna go on for much longer than just the summer! Especially now that we figured out how to gchat :)

  2. hey there! newest follower to your blog :) you are too cute! and i love your blog design. that alba lotion is theeeee best. love it. enjoy!

  3. Oohh I was SO bummed that I was never able to comment in time to be a part of this, it seemed like so much fun and your care package is SO cute!


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