Friday, January 28, 2011

Daily Mail: Outgoing

This week I've mailed a variety of things; letters, postcards, swaps, and even a book.
Sammy poses for a photo shoot with the mail.

The book I sent, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I admit that I did not like Jane Austen and thought that this fun interpretation but it made it even worse. I put it up on and it was taken in minutes.

A reply to Angela from A Year of Letters. Her blog is very enjoyable as well.

I thought Troy would get a kick out of the Gumby stationery since he enjoys my pretty papers.

A reply to Kendra, my penpal in California.

Another covered bridge postcard going out to Lauren my postcard pal from

A recipe card swap where the recipe card was the postcard. Recipe cards make excellent postcards!

A Valentine's Day swap.

That's it for this week! I'm trying to come up with some letter/postcard themed topics that I can write some posts about. I'm defiantly going to do one about making your own stationery but are there any other ideas?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daily Mail: Outgoing-Things that I mailed yesterday

A letter to my penpal in Massachusetts. Send her a postcard as well. Check out my new stamps! I love them!

A letter to Ilona, the Missive Maven. The letter is appropriately cat themed as was one of the topics we were discussing.

A letter to my sister. I was being silly when I addressed her letter very formally.

My second letter to my penpal in Australia, stuffed with postcards. I made it well worth 98 cents!

Forgive me, but I forget who this postcard is going to. I want to say a reply to a postcard that I received last week but I forget.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Mail: Incoming Hold onto your pants Batman!

I started checking my mailbox twice a week so it doesn't get too stuffed, hasn't yet but you never know. I was surprised to see four letters! Yes four! Usually they come one at a time and I reply to them that way but four. I glanced at the pile and wondered "What on earth did I get myself into?" but I know that it'll take me no time at all  to reply to them.
Which brings me to another question. What do I do if there's really nothing to say? They didn't ask me any questions and have stuck to the same topics as the previous letters. It seems mundane to keep talking about the same topics. I'm not really much of a leader but a followers so I guess I need to take the reigns and stear them to other interesting topics. But I don't want to keep doing that all the time.
Now the even bigger problem. Who do I write to first?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Daily Mail: Incoming

A letter from Ilona the Missive Maven.

A letter from my sister.

A letter from my penpal Kate from Massachusetts.

A surprise postcard from Danielle from Austrailia.

Another surprise postcard from Erika.

A postcard from 100 Days of Snail Mail.

A Swap-Bot swap postcard.

Also received two package swaps; car air freshener swap and a stationery swap; and two books from

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mailbox surprises!

Yesterday I received three unexpected postcards! Thanks for showing me some postal love!
P.S. I did an undocumented mailing yesterday, opps!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Gumby Fold and Mails!

I snagged this on ebay for just $5. My sister loved getting one in the mail. All I need now is a Wallace and Grommet fold and mail, currently on back order at Borders. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Daily Mail: Incoming

A postcard from Russia through postcrossing.

A letter from Becky at Leaving a Paper Trail. She's obsessed with stationery and has claimed January as unofficial fold and mail month.

I tend not to post incoming swaps but I'm going to start doing so because it's mail too! This was a swap where you had to read at least three books in 3 months then write about them. This one proved that I really need to read Good Omens.

Another swap where you had to make envelopes out of you old calendar. I really loves these Spongebob ones!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Daily Mail: Outgoing

A letter to my sister. She is going to flip when she sees this in her mailbox! One of her favorite characters in Gumby and it was also the name of her first car.

Heads up Troy! Another letter coming your way!

I'm still in love with these envelopes! First letter to Ilona from the Missive Maven blog, also about letter writing.

Sending out another one of these for a swap-bot swap.

First letter to my new penpal Lori! She's about my mom's age but the advantage in having an older penpal is that they're helpful and very insightful about life.

Another postcrossing postcard. My postcard supplier always has gorgeous postcards!

Another repeat send part of a swap from swap-bot.

And Sammy is also helpful with writing my letter.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Postcard Book!

I found this really neat postcard book for holidays on Barnes and Nobles. I missed sending out the New Years card but I'll be sending out the Valentine's Day ones!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Daily Mail: Outgoing

Swap bot swaps. A lot going out!
Saw-whet owl postcard going to The Orphan Postcard Project.
Valentine cards are already in production. This was actually part of a swap sent out today. Not to shabby.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Daily Mail: Incoming

A letter from Kaz! It takes a little while for her to reply but I throughly enjoyed it. A reply will be in the mail soon.

A postcard from a swap from Swap-Bot

A letter from Troy!

A letter from Lori!

Postcrossing postcard from Latvia. Check out that stamp!

A postcard from Reanna.