I like to call myself a moderately unsuccessful blogger.
I say this tongue-in-cheek because I know a few things, that if I was willing to do them, would make me more "successful" in the eyes of those who have blogs with followers in the 4, 5, or 6 figures and make lots of money via blogging.
But as any of you that are bloggers know - blogging isn't all about being "successful".
So - no. This post is not about that.
|A cake tester that Miss Bliss from Bliss Ranch sent me. It really works!|
Or even about all the things I've gained or learned over the last two years of blogging.
It is about one thing I've gained and learned over the last two years of blogging.
Are you ready?
This is it.
Online friends aren't so bad.
In fact - they're somewhat awesome.
|This is a tea towel from Tina at What We Keep made for me. Isn't it adorable? She has also sent me something else, but it gets it's own post...|
Before I started blogging I didn't even do Facebook. I didn't feel the need to throw witty quips or pictures of food out to 500 friends. Or 50. Or 5 for that matter.
So actually writing whole paragraphs and putting them out into space was (still is sometimes) a little weird for me.
But then people were nice to me. Not everybody. But enoughbody.
I found out that there were people in the world that liked making stuff as much as I did.
And I liked that.
I don't like everything that everybody makes.
And they don't like everything that I make.
|Fiona (I like to call her Fi) at Just Paint It White sent me this linen twine bag that she made. And she surprised me by including some driftwood from her beach. Isn't it beautiful?|
And I like kind people.
They make me happy.
It makes me want to live next door (or down the road) from them.
A fruit of this kindness is that sometimes people have sent me stuff.
|I hang my twine bag here so I can use it for gardening.|
You know I LOVE STUFF. So getting stuff makes me happy.
This post shows you some of the stuff that's arrived in my mailbox this year.
Last year I even had a Valentine Pal. We traded Valentine stuff. The stuff she sent me had chocolate in it. That makes it better than the stuff I sent her!
|My Valentine Pal was Shell at Bunglow Bling.|
|Shell makes blingy stuff and sells it at a few shops in Snohomish, WA.|
|Snohomish, WA would be a great place to live!|
Most recently I got this package in the mail.
|Look at the special effort in packaging and this cute little Valentine tag!|
I was reading a post over at Donna's place the other day. She was sharing a book that she picked up while thrifting. I was intrigued. I really wanted to read this little sex ed book from 1930. I'm a health educator and I've done my share of sex ed so I thought it would be fun to read this little book.
|A little photo bomber here...|
I haven't had a chance to read all of it yet. It looks promising. All these lovely pictures. It's nice to know that the children of the 1930s were well versed in the mating habits of animals.
You may or may not remember that I scored a rug this year too. I had to pick it up. But that was OK because I got to meet the lovely Linda.
I even have a box of a special something from Curaco that I got Karah to send me over a year ago. This spring - yes I am committed - I will used that something to make something and write about it.
I'm really mysterious aren't I?
Anyway, I just want to say thanks.
Thanks for sharing your stuff and looking at my stuff.
And thanks for sending me kindness.
Make something wonderful today!
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