Friday, March 2, 2012

Birthday, Pride and Prejudice notebook, handmade postcard, and some questions!

I know it's been almost a week since my last post. I really want to post more often, but I seem to have had a lot going on (mainly school work) lately.

Here's the new mail from the week:
A letter from Hannah from Canton, Michigan in a cute brown and pink envelope; a postcard from Tricia from Connecticut; another postcard from Doreen in Manitoba, Canada; and lastly an aerogramme from Ana in Berlin, Germany. I never knew they were called aerogrammes, but she said that they were very popular during wars because the letter and envelope was one and the same, saving paper. She helped to create Postcrossing! It must have been amazing to have been with the project from the start, and watch it grow!

Today is my birthday, so we went to this nearby French restaurant. Their food is always so good! Today they had crayfish bacon soup, and grilled trout with a tomato burblanc sauce, topped with risotto and steamed broccoli. It was delicious! Because it was my birthday, they gave me flan, which was also really good!

I got some stationary for my birthday from my family. I really needed it!

I got a birthday card from my long-time penpal Kendall today. She sent this little notebook that looks like an invitation to Mr. Bingley's ball. I love it!

 Have you read Pride and Prejudice? I did, a while ago. I liked it! I have a whole collection of Jane Austen's novels, and will slowly work my way through the whole thing.

So I actually got around to making my own postcard! I came up with the idea while in bed last night, around midnight. I really wanted to get up and try it out, but the stamp is my sister's, and she was sleeping. Needless to say, it took a little while to fall asleep! I am pretty happy with how it came out, although the glue did get a bit messy. I need to work on that. I'm thinking about opening an Etsy shop. If I did, I would probably have a set of these in it. I'm thinking maybe different colored stamps? What do you think? Would you buy them? I think I would :)

One last thing. I added a widget-thing of my currently reading books (although at the moment I just finished one, and haven't started another yet). Do you like seeing what I'm reading? Or should I leave it out because it doesn't really relate to writing letters?

Ok, this really will be the last thing! I just reached my goal for 20 different states! Although I'm not really excited... I thought it would take longer than two months! I only need 4 more countries. I guess I could've set my goals a bit higher. Maybe I will, since this is supposed to be a year long project! Or I could just continue as I am, keeping track of the locations of the letters...Any ideas?


  1. Wszystkiego Najlepszego! Happy Birthday! :)

  2. Happy (late) birthday~! <3 It seems you had lots of fun in that day :3 I love the stationery you got, as well as the notebook - such a cute thing!

    I have a suggestion - my pen pal (or rather her fiance) is trying to get a postcard from every single country in the world. There are plenty of places it is hard to get one from, which guarantees a long time of search, much satisfaction and tons of fun :3

    1. Thanks!

      That sounds really interesting...and would definitely take longer!! I'll think on it, thanks :)

    2. Happy Late Birthday Olivia! The food you at the French restaurant sounds absolutely delicious. Then again I am really hungry right now as I am right this :)

      Your postcards look awesome. I would buy some to be honest!
      You know I am always looking for postcards!