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NaBloPoMo Remix #3

21 Nov

I may not be posting on this blog every day this month, but I have been sending daily postcards via my own little challenge. You can find the first week’s worth here, last week’s here, and this past week’s postcards below!

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The postcard in the bottom left is the last from the Taiwan batch, the bottom right one is the first of 5 featuring animals, and the others are from Hollywood. Why Hollywood? Since I used postcards from my mom’s time in Taiwan, I thought I’d also use some from my dad’s neck of the woods.

Something else I thought I’d do? Tell you that I decided I’m going to send daily postcards like this again next March and November. Why March too? Because over the past couple years, I already did something similar with Othella (and then Sarah) I called The March of Postcards— might as well keep downsizing then; plus it will give other pen pals other chances to participate.

In the meantime, I hope my current participants are enjoying all the miscellaneous postcards they’re getting, and I hope you’ve been enjoying this silly series of mine– one more post to go!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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NaBloPoMo Remix #2

14 Nov

When I posted last Tuesday, I told you that in lieu of posting on Sincerely Kate every day for NaBloPoMo, I’m going to “post” daily postcards instead– this is a pen pal blog above all else, after all! I promised weekly updates so here are the latest 7 postcards I sent:

The first few postcards were a continuation of the random ones I started sending last week. Now I’m in the process of using 5 of the postcards I still had/have from when my mom taught at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan.

Since I told you why I was sending daily postcards last time, this time around I thought I’d share with you an example of what one of my daily messages sounds like:

Dear Ashley,

Man, oh man, am I tired. I’m starting to forget what sleeping through the night/ sleeping in feels like, but Logan’s flu bug can’t last forever, right? When I’m not making sure he has drinks, or trying to make him eat just one frickin’ doughball, I’m still trying to do the things I would have accomplished if he went to school. On Monday, for example, I used some of the Bambi pages from my calendar to make my Woodland Critters cards. And, of course, I’m still rocking this postcard challenge– I hope you get a kick out of this one!

Sincerely, Kate

As a pen pal and even fellow adventurer via Little Cards, I’m sure Ashley will appreciate the postcard and its sentiment. As for someone who might have just stumbled upon Sincerely Kate? I’m sure they now understand why I didn’t think posting here daily would be my forte, haha. Whoever you are, though, thanks for tuning in!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

P.S. Logan is doing much better since I sent that postcard to Ashley last Thursday 🙂

NaBloPoMo Remix

7 Nov

If you read many a blog, you likely know that November is NaBloPoMo– National Blog Posting Month. If you don’t follow many blogs, or just don’t follow trends, what this means is bloggers who are up for the challenge write a blog post every day in November. To be honest, this idea never really appealed to me since sometimes my old posting schedule already felt tedious enough. A daily challenge I can get behind, though? Sending postcards. Especially since this also means downsizing my stash 😛

Before November started I asked my pen pals who wouldn’t be annoyed by getting multiple postcards throughout the month, and five of them said they were game. Now that November is here, I have started sending postcards to them, rotating who I write to each day. These were the seven cards from this past week:

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I chose the Route 66 ones for the first rotation because there’s a song called “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” and I love me some kicks and giggles like this. Next I started using more random postcards I think my participating pen pals will each get a kick out of. I have other postcards on deck for a variety of other reasons, and while I might not blogging daily, I have every intention to post weekly updates.

If you’re participating in NaBloPoMo or something similar, I wish you the best of luck; and to everyone else, I wish you well. Until next time!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.31

2 Jul

June 17th: This entry is starting with something from my last one: the second to last batch of Little Cards per my Childhood Memories theme.

June 19th: The rest of the Childhood Memories cards came in plus a batch of Summer ones, and I got a couple postcards from Krista, too.

June 21st: All of the Pirate cards came in next, and so did these awesome goodies from Sarah (left) and my mom (right):

June 22nd: Finally some letters to mention, brought to you by the letter J since they were from Jody and Justine 😉

June 23rd: Joining my little reply pile were letters from Kayla and Sarah.

June 26th: And then came a letter from Ashley plus her Little Cards– the last of what I needed to make the Summer sets!

June 29th: I got another two postcards from Krista, this time from Vegas.

And since I didn’t post this on the 30th like I meant to…

July 1st: Another postcard came from Krista… that was sent with the ones from the 19th, lol. Better late than never, right?

I’m looking forward to what July has in store for me and the boys (both in the mail and out of it), because June was pretty good to us. When Logan hasn’t been busy camping or with things like the Summer Reading Program, for example, we’ve been to the movies, played putt putt, ate a LOT of ice cream, and even made stuffed animals.

Well, the boys are up (from their slumber party, hehe) now so I’m going to go. Remember, though: it’s always the small pieces that make the big picture!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Postcards from Wonderland #14

6 Apr

As promised, here are more Postcards from Wonderland! And like the last three from the last time, these all originally came to me blank, only I’m the one who bought them this time, haha. I sent them to Sarah late February, and they’ve trickled back in since then.

Something else that showed up last month? This awesome journal from Ashley!

I obviously love Alice in Wonderland, and I love all my pen pals for being so wonderful. Here’s to another 60+ Postcards from Wonderland, and maybe another 60+ years of pen palling, too.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Postcards from Wonderland #13

4 Apr

The following postcards have been on this side of the looking glass for the past two months or so, but if you read yesterday’s blog post, you know I’ve been “down the rabbit hole.” Better late than never!

These first two were sent to me by Kira from Letters, Postcards, and a Cup of Tea:

How cool, by the way, were her additions to the backs?

The rest of these postcards came thanks to Othella. If the style looks familiar, it’s because they were from a set my dad gave me, and I wanted ’em back used.

More Postcards from Wonderland to come this week, so be sure to keep tuning into this mad tea party of mine.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Postcards from Wonderland #12

21 Dec

I’ve been meaning to post this post for a large portion of the month, but better late than never, eh? Besides, there are already eleven of these posts where, in each one, I show you at least five postcards relevant to Alice in Wonderland— that’s over 50 of the things! I’m grateful to everyone who has helped such a descent down the rabbit hole. The first three postcards you’re about to see were originally sent to me blank by my dad and then filled out by Justine, and Sarah is responsible for the other two, though Ashley sent me the last one blank first as well.

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I said it before and I’ll say it again: I have the most wonderful enablers!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~