Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Goal #74: Collect 50 postcards for every state (14/50)

14 down! 36 to go!

May I present to you my postcard line-up in order of receipt:

1. Arizona  |  Sender: Sister Danielle
Another fabulous postcard from my sister Danielle to represent my second home.  My sister Alex and I spent nearly every single summer, from beginning to end, visiting my dad, step-mom, sister and brother.  We have had a lot of fun and crazy times in the insanely hot state of Arizona, and Danielle (love her) shared some funnies about just how hot Arizona truly is...
And since my scanner couldn't pick up all of her writing, I've summarized it for you below:
It's SO hot in Arizona that...
- You discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car
- You experience condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl
- You determine the best parking spot by shade not distance
- You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water
- You consider using pot holders to drive
- When the temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly
- You can get a sunburn through your car window
- You break a sweat instantly when you step outside at 7:30 AM
- It's noon in July, kids are on vacation and not one person is out on the streets
2. San Diego, CA  |  Sender: Sister Alex
While on her anniversary vacation, my sister was kind enough to send me some love (love her)!  Thanks to her, I have 2 Cali postcards.

3. Atlanta, GA  |  Sender: Bryan
My cousin is officially amazing.  He not only is helping tremendously with this goal, but his simply comments make me smile and laugh instantly.  Atlanta sure is sparkly!

4. Alabama  |  Sender: Bryan
Yet another thoughtful card from my cuzzz.  A big thank you shout out to you Bryan!  You will single-handedly help me knock this goal out of the park

5. New Mexico  |  Sender: L&C Follower!
Yeayy!  My first official postcard from a follower of my blog.  This was a huge surprise and a humbling experience.  Unfortunately I can't read out the signature... So I decided to give you a nickname (kind of like Jersey Shore), K-Love!  You are my first official blog-love outside of my close friends and family, so K-Love I will remember you by.  I'm glad you are enjoying the meditations, and I will definitely look into those movie suggestions.

Thank you everyone for helping me reach my goal!  In the coming days I'm expecting some new cards from some of my favorite bloggers Dana Treat and Letterpress Makes Us Happy.  I can't wait to fill in those states!

State Recap:



  1. I will totally work on getting you one from TX in the mail in the next couple of days. Good luck with this challenge.

  2. Thank you! I'm so excited to get it!
    P.S. I love your screen name.. I'm a fellow Amethyst myself :)

  3. Still need Utah? I might could help you out with that one...

  4. I definitely do! I have a bunch of family over there but no one has sent one yet.. That would be great. :D

  5. I keep forgetting to send one from Utah! Duh! I'll get one in the mail when I get back.

  6. Erin, I'd be happy to send you one from DC if you don't mind where the sender actually lives? I grew up around DC but now live in Baltimore (and you already have MD *g*)

    Best of luck collecting all 50 -- what a great Day Zero item!

  7. Denise - I'm so glad you're helping! I def don't mind where you actually live :) I love getting some from people's vacations, home towns, everything is welcome! I can't wait to get it!

  8. I stumbled across your blog from the DayZero twitter page. Are you still doing this? If so, I can send you a postcard from Louisiana!

  9. @Heather - yes I am still doing the postcards!
    If you want to email me erindehart@gmail.com, I'll reply with an address you can mail to.

    That would be awesome!

  10. I am also collecting postcards and I just sent you an e-mail. Hopefully I will have as many as you too soon lol :)

    1. I'll be sending you your postcard this weekend! Can't wait for you to get it :)