Friday, June 28, 2013


Today my husband and I move into our new house. It is my mama and papas old house that we have been lucky enough to have the opportunity of moving into! The move comes with lots of emotions, both happy and sad. We have redone the house over the past several months and look forward to getting all settled in while combining elements of us and my mama and papa. We look forward to making this old house our new home!

p.s  "What is home? A blend of memories and mortar...walls and roof and smells of breakfast cooking...a place of rest at the end of the day...a feeling of possession, of belonging...a place of hates, loves, anger... the center of things living.
     Home may be a mansion on a hill, a cramped apartment, a farmhouse, a hovel, a new contemporary split-level, the house your father built... but only to you and your family is it home. No one else may call it that. For home is a part of you!" (Taken from an old newspaper article found in our new home. Author Unknown.)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

"To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart."

-Phyllis Theroux

Friday, June 21, 2013

message in a bottle.

With summer here and trips to the beach coming up, it reminds me of messages in a bottle. When I was a kid my family and I wrote a letter, sealed it up and threw it into the ocean. I remember waiting to see if we would get a response from someone that found the letter, but we never did.

Thinking about it made me want to research it and see how the message in a bottle started. Here is some of what I found: (All information is from wikipedia, to find out more read here.)

"The first recorded messages in bottles were released around 310 BC by the Ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus, as part of an experiment to show that the Mediterranean Sea was formed by the inflowing Atlantic Ocean."

"On April 17, 2013, a bottle was washed up on the shores of a beach on the mouth of the Neretva river, near Dubrovnik, in the far south of Croatia, a full twenty-eight years after being thrown into the sea in Nova Scotia, Canada-a journey of around 4,000 miles as the crow flies, but this bottle probably made a journey at least five times longer."
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Have you ever thrown a message in a bottle out to sea?

If not, I challenge you to do so this summer.

Here's How:
- Find a Bottle. (Glass or Plastic) To look like an authentic message in a bottle, use a beer or wine bottle
- Wash the Bottle. Wash Bottle out really well and then let dry completely.
- Write your Message. (Don't put to much personal information such as your age if you are under 18 or phone number. And if you have a PO Box, use that instead of your real address)
- Roll up your Message. Use tape or string to keep it rolled tight.
- Seal Bottle. If using a plastic bottle, use lid that came with it. If using a wine or beer bottle, use a cork.
- Drop Bottle in Water. A river is a great place, as it flows well compared to the sea or ocean.
- Wait. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

letter writers alliance.

Are you a part of the letter writers alliance? If not, you should be!

I became a member a few years ago, and I think it is awesome! I have a great pen pal that I received through the alliance. It is a great place to connect with pen pals or buy some great stationery! They post about different events such as letter writing socials on their blog.

The membership is only $5! Here are some details about the membership:

Membership comes with perks like:
- exclusive free downloads of stationery and cards
- pen pal swap
- membership card and LWA badge
- member mailings
- exclusive LWA items
* Your password comes in the Welcome Package they send via snail mail
Image from: Letter Writers Alliance

You can view the LWA mission here.

p.s. Become a member today and enjoy all of the perks and join the large community of letter writers!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

a little sunshine.

I found this card that was sent to my great grandmother while cleaning out their house the other evening. I love the look of old cards and this one is just perfect! Not only does it have a little girl putting a letter in a mailbox but the saying reminds me so much of my great grandmother. She used to always walk around singing "you are my sunshine..." It is always such a great feeling to come across something that triggers such fond memories!

p.s. have you ever found an old card or letter that trigger great memories for you?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I love this!

I took this picture a while ago, but just found it while organizing some photos on my computer. I remember being at my papa's house reading the sunday paper and saw this comic. It made me smile instantly!

p.s. I hope ya'll having a fantastic weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2013

kindred spirit.

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Someone shared this article about the kindred spirit mailbox with me and it was to great not to share. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

burberry kisses.

I was introduced to an awesome new website today called burberry kisses!

If snail mail isn't your style but you still want to send a letter, this is a creative way to do just that. You can send a letter around the world and seal it with your kiss! There is a video on their website that shows you just how it works, but I thought I would give you a little run down. (I did it shown here using my iphone)

First you capture your kiss.
You do so by actually kissing your screen! Then you can pick from different shades of lipstick.
(I am a fan of the Bright Plum No.15)

Then you write your message.
(Make sure you have your location services on. If using an iPhone, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Safari. Turn On.)

Then Seal it with a kiss and send your letter on its way.

After you send it, it shows a cute graphic of your letter traveling to its destination and lets you know when it has been delivered!

p.s. I hope you get a letter sealed with a kiss in your inbox soon!

sent with love.

Today I mailed a few letters out! I have some more to send later on this weekend. Among the pile is an anniversary card, a fathers day card and some thank you cards! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

received with love.

I received this beauty in the mail on Saturday! I ordered it to hang in our new house when we move next month and was so excited to get it! I had my eye on these signs for a while now and with a move on the horizon and our one year wedding anniversary coming up, it was the perfect time to order it! 

Thank you very much Kaelah Bee! If you would like to order one of these great signs you can email her at for pricing and information!

If you know anyone getting married, it would be a perfect personalized wedding gift! Or just order one for yourself like me!

p.s. Also, check out her blog here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

plans in a mailbox.

Today I volunteered with our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. It was a great day outside and a perfect day to give back to those in need.

While I was walking around the job site I found this mailbox in the backyard. It was labeled job site plans. What a perfect use for a mailbox!

Friday, June 7, 2013

nuts about work. postal worker.

Today I was off from work and had the pleasure of spending the day in Williamsburg, VA with my husband and two friends. Before we headed home we stopped into The Peanut Shop so I could get some of their amazing peanut brittle! (If you are ever in Williamsburg stop into The Peanut Shop and pick some up. You will not regret it!)

When I was getting ready to leave I walked past a display of these cute little peanut characters and this one stood out right away. Nuts about Work Postal Worker! I thought it was to cute not to share!

p.s. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It is super wet and humid here in VA.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters."
-Svetlana Alliluyeva

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

eraser stamp.

I had a few minutes on my hands today and thought I would make a heart stamp out of a pencil eraser. It was super easy and super fun to make, so I thought I would share with you how to make one!

Pencil with Crisp New Eraser
X-acto Blade
Ink Pad (Any Color)

Step 1:
Print out an image of a small heart and cut it out
Step 2:
Tape heart to pencil eraser, using x-acto knife start cutting out around heart shape.
Step 3:
Peel off heart shape and use x-acto knife to trim up any rough edges and make your heart as neat as you want it. (It took me a few attempts to get it just how I wanted it. I stamped it to test it, then carved more if it needed it.)
Step 4:
Ink your stamp up and stamp your heart out!

p.s. I hope you make your own heart stamp and enjoy it as much as I did!

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Check out my new pen(cil)! I bought this at pylones in Paris. I love that it looks like a pencil but is actually a pen. It writes nice and smooth too!