Snail Mail Collective

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During October, I stumbled across a lovely event called the Snail Mail Collective. Hosted by Melyssa at The Nectar Collective and Chelsea at Lost in Travels, the SMC is a monthly gift exchange that matches you with a pal from a different state or even country. The object is to get to know your partner through e-mails, then travel back in time to the early 90s (the best years probably ever) and send him or her some good ole fashioned, highly coveted, as-exciting-as-Christmas-morning snail mail. Everyone else gets that excited about snail mail, too, right?

You guys, I got an awesome partner. She's the sweetest girl, she's adorable and her blog is swell. She's Lauren at My Passion Journey.

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 5.56.50 PMLauren's blog is so happy and colorful, filled to the brim with inspiring and personable stories, with photographs to match. Lauren loves to travel and she's a very creative person. I just found out she loves Disneyland, a place I also adore! If you ever want to hear an swoon-worthy story, ask her how she and her husband got to know each other. It may involve coffee - something we seemed to talk about a lot in our conversations. But really, what's better than coffee and new friends?

Some of my favorite posts of Lauren's:
I believe....
Wise Words from C.S. Lewis
Wise Words on Worry


Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.28.30 PMThe theme for October's gift exchange was Autumn Adventures. The gift I received definitely didn't fall far from the tree. (Ha! Get it? An autumn pun! *crickets*)

Let me just say this - Lauren spoiled me. Remember when I said Lauren was the sweetest girl? I meant it. Along with a lovely, handwritten postcard of the Grand Canyon (she's currently living in Arizona), she got me Pumpkin Spice Rooibos tea (YUM), Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix, and Dark Chocolate with Almonds. All from Trader Joe's. Which I adore. I don't think Lauren knew I liked any of these things, but her guesses were spot-on.

DSC_1125 DSC_1135DSC_1130Lauren, thank you so much. You made my day with this thoughtful gift.

If you'd like to see the gift I sent Lauren, click here. Make sure to mosey around a bit, she's a great writer/blogger. Her blog is sure to bring a grin between your cheeks.

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.51.32 PMTo participate for the month of November, click the banner above. Sign-ups go until the 7th. It's a really neat experience and an instant connection with someone you probably would not have otherwise met. I recommend it to anyone wanting to make a new friend. I'll definitely be participating again soon.

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