5.25.2010

Guest Post: Package Gals By Jozen from Lola's Girl


Hi! My name is Jozen from Lola's Girl. I married my high school sweetheart who also happens to be my best friend and my biggest fan. We have two beautiful little girls, Zoë and Pia. I am a recovering "bagaholic",a lip balm junkie,a fabric fashionsta, a self-proclaimed ''etsy-holic'' and I absolutely adore anything pink. When I am lucky enough to get a moment to myself, I like to sew, crochet, blog, watch reruns of SATC, read, drink tea or soy lattes, and eat Haagen Daz Coffee ice cream (not necessarily in that order) I am inspired everyday by God, my two beautiful daughters and my wonderful husband. "Lola" means ''grandma'' in my language. I am a lola's girl and my daughter's are the epitome of lola's girls. My blog is all about my everyday happiness...please stop by and pay me a visit! 



When you were a little girl did any of you have pen pals? I did. What I remember most was the sheer joy of seeing a new letter inside my parents mail box addressed to me. I would run inside the house and devour every single word from my pen pal. Through my pen pal(s) letters, I was able to travel to distant countries, learn about a different culture and best of all, have something in my hand that had traveled so many kilometres (or miles for my American friends) to get to me.

I have made some lovely friends via blog land and we have exchanged some lovely packages and I often refer to them as my "package pals". It got me thinking, wouldn't it be neat if I could start something on my blog called "Package Pals". It would almost be like having a pen pal but instead of exchanging letters we would be exchanging packages!! I think it would be a great way to get all us bloggers connected.



It could be something that is done every few months (maybe with the change of seasons i.e. spring, summer, fall, winter). Each season you would get a new partner. Before sending out the package, read your partner's blog, find out what they like, exchange a few emails and then put a package together for them (amount and deadline can be decided between you and your partner).



Let me know if this is something that you would be interested in. If it is, leave a comment on my blog (on today's post) with your email. If I get enough positive responses, I will start "officially" organizing "Package Pals!".
~Jozen from Lola's Girl

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26 comments:

Some Style... said...

so so cute idea! wish you good luck on it! and i bet you will find lots of followers on it! will tweet it forward! greets, sweets! hehe

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds really great! I would love that:)
Kisses and thank you for this post!
Have a great day:)

beingdena said...

whata wonderful post by my girlie. I had so many penpals, I used to spend hours making the writing sheet pretty with stickets and all...

I think this is a wonderful idea. Count me in Jozen.

Love Dena x

jozen said...

oh, the post looks great rachael! thank you SO much for letting me guest post on your oh so lovely blog :)

lovelyviolet5 said...

What awonderful post and so nice of you to do that!I'll check this blog!You should check mine!:)

Marcie said...

Thanks for introducing this blogger. I am checking her out now.

:) Marcie

STYLE & PLEASURE said...

hi hi ....
But that blog as more beautiful .... I love the combination of pictures and all you have is a real blog with more style and pleasure that I have seen ....
and I follow ....
kisses

I invite you to know my blog ... I also hope you like the way I fall in love with yours

one sydney road said...

what a wonderful idea - i've loved getting to know people through blogging - and who doesn't love receiving fun mail!!

Ces't La Vie said...

i'll for sure go check her out :)

i love all the friends i've made through blogging

xoxo
sara

Micaela said...

what a fabulous guest post from one of my favorites.

i have loved having pen pals since i was little. it is suuuuch a joy to connect and send happy mail.

Jen said...

What a fun post! Oh how I love guest bloggers! It's such a fabulous way to get to know all the great folks out there! And the blog swap? Fab idea!! Might have to steal that one :-)

{Cara} said...

That sounds like a GREAT idea!! I love it actually!!

PS. and I love your blog! great day to find you :)

Cara
http://www.lilacandgrey.com

Anna Katrina said...

i like your blog..nice interview! i love knowing bloggers better


would love you to visit Passport Glamour & follow if you like


Anna Katrina
http://passportglamour.blogspot.com/

OneCraftyFox said...

What a great guest post and idea!!

Thanks for sharing :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what an adorable guest post, Jozen is such a sweetheart :)

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Hey..thanks for the sweet comment,and for grabbing my button(you made my day:) please tell me how to get the html code for your button,
All the best with your online store...it's a lot of work i understand that lol...i will check back soon
Love Deepali

LIZ said...

i do love your idea.
i remember the old time, when i was a lil girl, i also have a penpal, in indonesia it is called sahabat pena (pen besties) :)
with the technology nowadays, everything seems so fast. using email is faster and simpler than writing letter :)

Rachel said...

what wonderful idea, and yes, i would love to be part of this!

Chelsea Robbins said...

what a GENIUS idea.

i want a package pal!!!!

<3

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

What a cheerful post. Here's wishing you all the best with the idea.

Lily Riani said...

count me in dearie. i also collect postcards & magnets... wonder whether any traveler would like to swap these.

lily riani :
http://lilyrianitravelholic.blogspot.com/

Monique said...

Hello Hello!! I wanted to let you know that I grabbed your "live the life you love" button and added it to my site www.homesweetflorida.blogspot.com :) You have a lovely blog! Thanks for following me!

Monique ♥

Monique said...

Hello Hello!! I wanted to let you know that I grabbed your "live the life you love" button and added it to my site www.homesweetflorida.blogspot.com :) You have a lovely blog! Thanks for following me!

Monique ♥

Mindey said...

Beautiful blog!
Fantastic idea, wish you good luck on it :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love jozen's blog and i really hope that this package exchange works out!!! =)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

What a great idea! I think the last thing I received in the mail was a notification from my bank sayng our loan repayments had increased :( How depressing, haha!

x Jasmine

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