Sunday, February 26, 2012


Kids and MOM's camera.  This is what happens when you put the two together in an SUV...ALONE! 

(oh my....getting into my purse- YES i left that in the car with the kids too....duh!)

(coffee survived thank goodness!)
(you can just barely make out the "little" photographer in the rear view mirror)
(NO...they did not escape.........(DARN IT!))

Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's been a GREAT day!

The day for ME started with a nice cup of coffee, a bowl of cheerios with sliced banana, and then down to the nail lady for a KILLER pedicure (Look at my cute pink toes...oh boy).  I made a trip to Target for some last minute baby things (and gel pens..LOL!), and when I got home?...... It  was a GOOD MAIL DAY!

The envelopes are super pretty!  And the letters were wonderful to read.  I even got 2 postcrossing
PCs- one from The Netherlands and one from Malaysia (great stamps).

KSP spoiled me rotten..................LOVE HER!

Cute kid books for my little ones, a F---in' hilarious night time book for the Baby coming (Yes- the author of this book drops the 'F' bomb a few times..LOL!), cute typed notes, and on and on and on. I even got some chocolate chip cookie mix (will be making those tonight...yum).



Friday, February 24, 2012

Outgoing Mail.

Making envelopes is so flippin' FUN!  In the "Here comes Spring" envie, I added 2 more little decorated envelopes to go along with the letter..... I used the same children's book for all three.  AND... I've been practicing on my typewriter (I really stink).  So for those of you who get a typed letter from me- SORRY ABOUT ALL OF THOSE TYPOS.   

Incoming Mail.

Isn't it beautiful?  Thanks madmadge.
Handmade postcards from Fast Eyes, Tallie, and them.
This one is from doesn't do it justice- it's really cool.
And look at all of these great letters from pen friends!  I have had fun writing back.
My mail box has been empty this week, but I've had lots of good stuff arrive this February.
CAN'T WAIT FOR baby......more GOOD MAIL?  Yay!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hello Kitty ROCKS!

I'm not REALLY into "cute" all that much, but I LOVE HELLO KITTY!  The reason is, she was my first inspiration to start writing letters. I grew up in the 70's and pen palling was a big thing ( computers or cell phones back then).  Plus my Grandmother was (and still is) a HUGE letter sender, so she was always keeping me supplied with stationary and stamps. Hello Kitty products back in those days was all about stationary etc.  I couldn't get enough. 

 Today you can find Miss Kitty just about everywhere.  I love the little mini postcard packs that you can collect.  The books I found at the thrift store for my daughter (we share them...LOL). 

This is all that is left of my childhood collection (from 1976). Thanks HELLO KITTY- for fueling my passion.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Second hand TREASURES!

I LOVE to thrift shop....LOVE IT...LOVE IT!!!!
Found these cool Stampers Cards at my local Value Village.

all of these cards have usable stamps under plastic on them. Issue date is 1996. My favorite is the Woolly mammoth.

 I plan to stick these little treasures on some letters someday soon.

Friday, February 17, 2012

In the MAIL today.

Made some MAIL today.  A fun map envelope out to Pamela and an old Dodge Camper ad envie for my Dad...(He is a DODGE man and we're all about GM in my house....*fight*).

*send mail*

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

*Mugsy Valentine Winter*

 This is my sweet little Mugsy.  He was a valentine's Day gift from my husband...6 years ago.  LOVE HIM!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Return to sender?

OK.... It was my fault the 1st time.  How dare I try to challenge the USPS on their letter size requirements..... I was curious if it could work.  It came back to me-----> RETURN TO SENDER!  BUT...good news, the stamps were unmarked (thank goodness.... 65 cents saved).
I add some "envelope" to my too small envelope and put it back in the mail box (I'll explain below with the next pic).  DAYS later it's back in my hands again.  The stamps are USED.... it appears that I had the correct postage on it, they just sent it to MY address instead of the intended one that was clearly written on the front of the envelope...NEXT TO THE DAMN STAMPS!  This is the 3rd time that this has happened to me since I moved to little ol' Graham, Washington. 

---->Someone is sniffin' glue in that office<----????

Fun idea?  Makes for curious looking envies when you use magazine pages or books etc.

Try it!......write two letters, make two envelopes, and then tape them together...VOILA!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Sunday!

(picture taken at a truck stop..Valentine's Day 2011)

Happy Sunday!

(GROVER......LOVE him!)
My kids are busy with Daddy and I'm playing with Blogger.  I think I'm getting the hang of this.  Today's mission was to post old photos and insert links.  It worked (I..hope)!!  


It's been a YEAR!

Well, it's been about a year since I started sending GOOD MAIL.  I even explored making ATCs....FUN!
 And just so you all know......I LOVE ME SOME STARBUCKS!  Oh yes I do.  I made lots of mail art with a coffee theme (and I'm sure to continue now and again).
 Played around with the Teesha Moore style (she ROCKS).  This envie sent to one of my
 Yup...more coffee.  Plus, I love to re-purpose stuff.  RECYCLE! RECYCLE!
 This envelope was sent out to a swap partner.  I wrote Shel Silverstein's poem, INVITATION around the edge.
 Another ATC. 
 Sent this out to my friend Donna.  This is a pic of the back of the envie.....I added the *MAIL* to the basket.
 Lady Gaga....(not really a fan)... another swap envie.  Can you see the sheet music on the pic?  LOL!
sent this one to a friend. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I love these vintage inspired Valentine's by  I had to fight my daughter for the kitty one (she may win).
These sweet little cards will be in the mail to YOU!  I decided to make my own envelopes for them.  I was lucky to get a sheet of LOVE stamps today at the post office- their last sheet.  I LOVE instant gratification (hee hee).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hey Valentine!

I'm thinking I better get my Valentine's Day cards....letters....whatever I come up withs.... finished up, and in the mail.  This is a pic of a little Val that I made for a swap-bot friend last year.  Really...I'm just writing this post to play around with "inserting photos".  (this Blog thing is so very NEW to me).  Hell....I can't even spell with the help of spell check- LOL!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Outgoing Mail...

Here's some mail that went out today.  The watch envie goes to KSP (Kick asS pen Pal).  The other is headed for Canada to a swap-bot partner.