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Life: You’ve Got Mail

...and so do I!  A while back I joined in on a fun post card swap hosted by the lovely Jess of Jesstagirl & Her Officer.  I would mail a post card from my area and in turn receive one from another blogger located in another area.  It’s a fun way to now only have fun mail in the mailbox, but also a nice way to “meet” new bloggers you might not otherwise follow.

I was paired with Cailin of A White Picket Fence, who lives in Toronto.  I loved glancing through all of her travels and feel a bit of jealousy that she recently visited Harry Potter-land since I wasn’t able to schedule it in during my last work trip to Orlando.  An interesting fact is during the time of this swap I was getting ready for my first trip into Canada.  With this in mind, Cailin made sure to include random bits of trivia about her homeland.


Thanks Cailin, your post card(s) made my day and I had no idea hockey & lacrosse were your national sports!  A bit of a funny story happened while I was trying to mail a postcard from Georgia for Cailin.  I mentioned that the swap happened while I was planning a ski trip to Whistler, so I picked up a pretty Atlanta post card with big plans to mail it from the post office at the airport as I left for my trip.  The reason is they have (or at least had) a really cute airplane shaped cancellation stamp with the ATL initials.  I neglected to think that with a  early morning flight they might not be open…so Cailin’s post card from Georgia was actually mailed from Canada.  Which just seems to go against this whole idea….So Cailin, I still owe you a post card that is postmarked from Georgia!

Kitty & Canine Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange 2011

Well hello there….why yes it has been literally months since I’ve updated ye ole blog.  However, I had to pop in to talk about the Kitty & Canine Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange 2011 which was hosted by the lovely kjpugs and Hannah.  I forgot to sign Cotton up last year and I think she was still a bit annoyed about it, so I made a point to make sure to fill out the form in time this year!

We were matched with Pamela and her adorable pup Bentley.  We picked out treats and a toy for Bentley, and whipped him up a quick bow-tie collar.  Then, last week I brought home a large envelope from our PO Box addressed to Miss Cotton.  She knew it was hers the moment I walked into the door with the envelope.  I swear Cotton could smell a bag of Pup-peroni a mile away! ;)

Pup-peroni is Cotton’s absolute favorite treat.  If we leave the bag out she will sit and stare at it for ages, and then cast a longing glace at them each and every time she walks by.  Since she dances around on her bag legs the moment you open the bag we refer to it as puppy crack. ;)  In addition to the yummy treat Bentley & Pamela included a crunchy bone, a floppy toy and a sweet note.  We haven’t tried the crunchy bone yet, but she has already tossed the toy around the living room a few times so it’s a winner as well.

Thanks Pamela & Bentley and Thanks Kelly & Hannah for hosting such a fun swap!

Life: You’ve Got Mail

…and so do I!  A few weeks ago I joined in on a fun post card swap hosted by the always lovely Jess of Jesstagirl & Her Officer.  When I’m traveling I always look at the fun postcards, but never actually pick one up and send it.  That all changed with this challenge, and it was fun!

I had been traveling in the Orlando area and came home with a nasty cold…that sadly turned into some sort of respiratory infection.  Between the travel and the sickness I hadn’t checked my PO Box in a while, so imagine my surprise when I found this fun little guy from Natalia in DC.   I’ve only been in the DC area once (waaay back in high school) so I’ve been itching to visit again.  However, one of my favorite places was Monticello.  I have photos of the beautiful grounds in my high school scrapbooks…so imagine my delight when I received a fun postcard from there!

Post Card from DC

post card from DC

Thanks Natalia, your post card made my day (especially since it arrived on my birthday…talk about perfect timing!)…and I agree Jefferson really was a Renaissance man.