Leuchtturm 1917

Ice blue dotted journal

Don’t you love this ice blue cover of the Leuchtturm 1917? The dotted pages are my favorite. Blank pages can be intimidating and lines pages can seem daunting. I buy all kinds of blank books and I look for a nice cover, smooth pages, good quality – just to name a few of my criteria.…

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InCoWriMo Day 2

basket of stamped mail

Day 1 of InCoWriMo is complete.  Now on to Day 2. For the first day, I had selected a letter from my 2020 /21  basket of received letters from InCoWriMo and SendSomething.net (only on Facebook currently as a closed group). I have also put together a basket of note cards, stationery, and postcards that I…

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InCoWriMo 2022

illustration of girl running with letter to mailbox

  International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) is February. I’ve had a few people reach out to ask if I’ve heard anything about the 2022. Here’s the website info I found: InCoWriMo Address Exchange 2022 I belong to the Facebook Group for InCoWriMo too.  One of the FB admins was creating a list of addresses to…

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Postcrossing Stamps

postcrossing postage stamp

I’m on a mission to add some Postcrossing stamps to my small but charming stamp collection. I belong to Postcrossing, the best way to send and receive postcards from around the world. I joined Postcrossing in 2005 and since then have received and sent almost 450 postcards. I learned about Postcrossing postage stamps on their…

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Halloween Stamps

classic movie monster pane of usa postage stamps

Halloween is a great time to send mail – cute cards and fun stamps! I recently received these five stamps from Errol Murphy in Texas who sells older/unused stamps at face value. He doesn’t always have certain ones on hand, but he tries to honor requests for specific stamps. These Classic Movie Monster stamps were…

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Writing Desk Fountain Pen Ink

ink bottle and box

I have fallen in love with this bottle of ink! I love everything about it – the bottle design, the color (brown), the box, but mostly, it’s the name of the ink I love – Writing Desk Fountain Pen Ink. Does that not invoke a call to writing? The ink was created by Ferris Wheel…

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Erin Condren Sale

25%off sale for Erin Condren Planners

I love my Erin Condren planners which I have been using since I first discovered them in 2016 thanks to Michele B (website designer/host extraordinaire!). I have been perusing the EC website in anticipation of this annual sale deciding which planner will work for me in 2022. It was a tough choice and I ended…

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Fun Stamps

cartoon monsters postage stamp

New stamps are regularly released at the United States Postal Service. This whimsically fun Message Monsters stamp assortment will be available on September 24, 2021. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, the cost of a first class stamp in the US will go from .55 to .58. Of course, the Forever stamps are automatically honored at…

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World Postcard Day is October 1

hand holding pen writing a postcard

October 1, 2021 is World Postcard Day. Did you know that there is an official postcard for this occasion? Visit the website for more information and to find out how you can download and print the official postcard. What’s the protocol? Writing the postcard on World Postcard Day? Writing the cards and having them ready…

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