New Orleans, USA

As my time off from work is coming to its end, I figured I should probably at least try to do something productive. At least something more productive than crocheting a donut, which was – honestly – the peak of my last weekend. Okay, not the peak, but it was a pretty cool thing to finish. :D

Anyway, today I’m sharing the two lovely postcards from the kind O’Neal, who sent them my way while in New Orleans. I have read about New Orleans online and saw tons of photos from New Orleans on some travel blogs that I follow, but these were actually the first two postcards I’ve gotten from New Orleans – ever! So happy! :)

Okay, so the first postcard is this:
crkvaI wasn’t a 100% sure what it shows, but after a little bit of research I can say it’s the Jackson Square, a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. For more information, CLICK HERE! Awesome sunset (or maybe sunrise?) picture, btw. :)

The second postcard is this:
coffeeA lovely cup of coffee and beignets. Wasn’t quite sure what those were (click here!), except that they were OBVIOUSLY something I’d eat right away, so I went on and googled how to make one. I think I’ll stick to my leftover brownies from last night as they seem much, much easier to bake, but these beignets look like a tasty treat for sure!

Thank you, O’Neal, for beautiful postcards! I appreciate them a lot! :)

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Pasta.

I haven’t had a chance to share these three postcards before, so I figured I’d do it now. I have them in my collection for about a year or so and they still make me giggle every time!

These are actually one of those free, advertisement cards for – if it’s not obvious – Barilla pasta. And I love them!!! I only managed to get 2-3 of each – I kept one set for my own collection, I have given one set to a friend of mine and I believe I have one set hidden somewhere, just waiting for that perfect person to send them to. I was always a little hesitant to send them through official Postcrossing, even to those people saying they want food related postcards – simply because I know a lot of people dislike ad-cards. #ButTheseAreAwesome

But anyway, aren’t they cute? :D

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I kind of love Canada… [and some other stuff]

I was kind of surprised to pull 6 (six!) postcards from my mailbox. Pleasantly surprised, that is. :) This is what I got….

Official Postcrossing card from Quebec. I really dig Canadian postcards. Really. Plus, this one is my first one ever with prepaid postage. I’m surprised how pretty it actually is. Croatian prepaid postcards are for local use only – and are UGLY.

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A postcard from Vancouver came from my dear friend / penpal Nina. Thanks N.!

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Another Canadian postcard (yep, there were 3 in total… happy happy) came from my postcard pal Karen. She saw it in my favorites in my PC profile and it was really really sweet of her to find that card and send it to me. It shows Mount Rundle near the Bow Valley.  THANK YOU!

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The second official Postcrossing card came from the beautiflu Melbourne, Australia. My first official from Australia! Yay!

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And the last two came from my friend Thea… she was visiting her friend in another town and sent me these! Btw. the last one is just…. yummy! :) Thanks Hiro… ummm… Thea, that is. *LOL* :)

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