Hello, friends! For those who don't know, the Snail Mail Collective is something that Melyssa from The Nectar Collective and Chelsea from Lost in Travels (both amazing blogs - and bloggers!) created. Each month, bloggers from all over the world are paired up, and they spend the month getting to know each other. At the end of that time, they send little packages to each other filled with goodies.
This month was my first time participating (and unfortunately December will be the last one) but I am so glad I did!
I was partnered with Kaitlyn, half of the adorable editorial team from The Duck and the Owl. She is from Wisconsin and is currently finishing up her degree in Secondary English Education, while currently student teaching at a high school, which I think is awesome! She loves to read, takes her camera everywhere, and the first thing she said to me was that my name reminded her of Pride and Prejudice, and that made me love her even more!
And from there, we discovered that we are practically the same person. We both love theatre, writing, Harry Potter, Disney, Broadway musicals, and books.
More specifically, too, we both are studying theatre in college, both have written for our university's newspapers, both completely adore the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray (seriously, I can never find other people that know what this is, and they are my all time favorite books), and are both total anglophiles.
And don't get me started on her blog! As I stated before, she writes The Duck and the Owl with her friend Sarah, and they are the best. They write about books, lifestyle, writing, pop culture, and being a twenty-something which are all wonderful things! Some of my favorite posts include One of My Favorite Places, their Sunday Sweets and Smiles series, and Let Yourself Wander.
This month's theme for the SMC was thankfulness - so last week, we both sent each other packages filled with lovely things - and this is what I received!
I got some adorably cozy socks which I am absolutely in love with, as well as dark hot chocolate, or hocho, as I like to call it (Gilmore Girls, anyone?). I also received this super cute notepad, which will hopefully help keep me organized, and last but definitely not least, the adorable little raccoon ornament, which I've decided to name Ferdinand (he is pictured above helping me make cocoa).
To see what I got Kaitlyn (and to see her gorgeous photos), go check it out here!
I'm so glad I got paired with this girl, and I can't wait to keep in touch, because she's the best! Thanks again, Kaitlyn, you rock!