Tuesday, February 14, 2012

new stamps!

thanks to @LetterMonth i nearly ran out of stamps!  thankfully, the postman placed these lovely items in my mailbox.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 2 of LetterMo!

I ran out of postcard stamps so I had to use my last adopt-a-shelter pet stamp... I love how small and cute those are :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Month of Letters Challenge!

A whole month of letters!  How lovely!  What a wonderful challenge posted at lettermo.com.  Write and mail one letter to a person every day in the month of February... that equals to 24 days of mail when you subtract the Sundays and holiday. 

How sweet a commitment it is to decide to make someone smile every day with a special note.  It needn't be a long note... even the shortest one can bring about a sense of warmth and appreciation in the recipient. 

My first postcard of the month below only took me about ten minutes to type and post... it was short and sweet and I did it during a quick break at work.  Oh, how lovely it was to use the office typewriter!  I even appreciated having a typo in my first line... what a detour from my everyday office tasks that require strict perfection!  Phew!  The beauty is in the flaws <3

And yes, I reimbursed the office for the postage :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Noteworthy Notebooks

I've been searching for a pretty and unique notebook and encountered a lot of lovely designs which I pinned to my first Pinterest board...

the one I decided on was Papaya's Ledger Love Spiral Notebook... Papaya products never fail to please.  they are always overflowing with beautiful designs... it's not just the cover that is pretty, the inside is quite special too.  and the hardcover ensures a sturdy writing surface on matter where i choose to write.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sometimes the newsletter from the L.A. Office of Historic Resources can be kinda dull. Yes, even for an L.A. History lover like myself (it can be heavy on the city planning but that's all good... my girl over at ChicanaTranStilo will appreciate that aspect).  But not this month! Because I recognize the house pictured on page 4 where it's featured along with information about my beloved and historic South L.A.!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012 Stamps!

I'll admit it: I am a postal nerd.  That is why I am totally excited about the new stamps scheduled to be issued this year!  The Letter Writers Alliance had a post this week about the new stamps and rate increases.  And the USPS online store just got a renovation.  What an exciting time for a postal nerd :)

Below are my favorite designs for the new year.  I am especially excited about the Cherry Blossom design... it's so lovely! That one and the Love stamp... can't wait to get my hands on it for my Valentine's Day cards!  I'm also excited about the Great Film Directors series, particularly the Frank Capra stamp featuring a scene from my favorite movie It Happened One Night!  Oh, what a nerd am I!