Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ted talk: hannah brencher

A friend recently shared this Ted Talk video with me and it was to good not to share.
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"Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural - she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost."

Do you want to help be a part of the More Love Letters Movement?
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You can sign up to participate and read all about the movement that Hannah Brencher started here!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

stamps: global-sea surface temperatures

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This new global stamp features a visual representation of our planet's sea surface temperatures. It shows the Earth with North America at the center and parts of South America, Asia, and Europe just visible on the edges, surrounded by vivid bands of color throughout the oceans. The image is one frame in a 1,460-frame animation created from the output of a computer model of Earth's climate by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Global: Sea Surface Temperatures will be issued as a Forever® stamp at the rate of $1.15.

You can read more about the Global Sea Surface Temperatures stamp here.

stamp out hunger.

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Help the Postal Service by donating non-perishable food items. Anything from canned and boxed goods, pasta, rice and peanut butter and jelly.

It is super easy and what a great way to help out families in need. Fill a bag with non-perishable foods and leave it by your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 10th! It is that easy!

You can read more about Stamp Out Hunger here

Friday, April 11, 2014

stamps: charlton heston

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With his chiseled jaw, compelling baritone voice, and muscular physique, Charlton Heston (1923-2008) seemed perfectly at home leading a cast of thousands. This new stamp is the 18th in the Legends of Hollywood series. Charlton Heston portrayed presidents and prophets, Moses and Michelangelo. He is known for tackling heroic roles in epic blockbusters, Heston made more than 70 films in his career that spanned seven decades.

This stamp features a color portrait based on a photograph taken by the actor's wife, Lydia Clarke Heston. An image of Heston from the 1959 movie Ben-Hur decorates the selvage. Originally shot in black and white, the photograph was later hand-tinted, and shows Heston in his costume from the monumental chariot racing scene, one of the most famous action sequences ever filmed. 

The Charlton Heston stamp will be issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Charlton Heston stamp here.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

write a letter day.

Day 7 of National Stationery Week celebrates...

Today is the day... Pull out your favorite stationery, pens and pencils and write a letter! Shoot, write several letters!

I figured I would use today to share some of my favorite stationery finds from etsy with you all and wrap up a fantastic National Stationery Week! I hope this week inspired you to get writing and rediscover the lost art that is letter writing.
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This adorable personalized cat stationery by Modern Pink Paper!

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These beautiful monogram letterpress notecards by Paper Lovely Press!

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I love these adorable foodie notecards by Nourishing Notes!

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These adorable postcards from RarRar Press!

What are some of your favorite shops online that sell stationery? I would love to hear what your favorites are!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

stamps: songbirds

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The U.S. Postal Service celebrates ten melodic voices with the Songbirds stamps!

Each colorful bird is shown perching on a fence post or branch embellished with vines, pinecones, leaves, or flowers. The artwork appears against a plain, white background.

Why do songbirds make such a glorious racket every morning? In a word, love. Males sing to attract females, and to warn rivals to keep out of their territory. Between 4,000 and 4,500 different types of songbirds can be found around the planet, accounting for nearly half of all bird species.

Illustrator Robert Giusti painted the portraits, based on photographs. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

Songbirds will be issued as Forever® stamps.

You can read more about the Songbirds stamp here.

Day 6 of National Stationery Week celebrates...

I love this time of year because I love spring cleaning and clearing out the old for the new!
Do you have any tricks or tips for getting organized?

Well today is the day... Get Organized!

Friday, April 4, 2014

pencil case day.

Day 5 of National Stationery Week celebrates...
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Do you guys keep your pens and pencils organized in a pencil case? I have pens scattered everywhere! I should use today to purchase myself a pencil case.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

tidy desk day.

Day 4 of National Stationery Week celebrates...
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I don't know about you guys, but I find it hard to keep tidy desk! Do you have any tips for keeping a tidy desk?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

pen and ink day.

Day 3 of National Stationery Week celebrates...
PEN and INK!
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My curent favorite pen to write with is any of the beautifully colored Le Pens. What is your favorite pen to write letters with?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

notebook day.

Day 2 of National Stationery Week celebrates...
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What are some of your favorite notebooks?

raio bridal shower.

I designed these bridal shower invites for my dear friend Kathryn's upcoming bridal shower! I love the colors that were decided and the champagne brunch feel that the invite has to it! We included recipe cards in each invitation so she can fill her recipe box with everyones favorite recipes.