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.
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! ♡