Archive for October, 2011

October 28th, 2011

Gender Issues


Today we have a very special guest: a person who doesn’t identify as exclusively female or exclusively male.


I’ve been interested in gender issues for a little while now and even though I can’t relate since I’m pretty comfortable as a woman, I’m still open-minded and think it’s important to raise awareness about this subject.


So I’ll let my guest explain their situation a little!


Freddy 1

Freddy 2

Freddy 3


Now that you know more about them, here are their Top 10 Quirks!

Freddy Envelope

Freddy 4

Freddy 5


If you’re interested about gender issues and would like to learn more about them, check out Maranda Elizabeth’s blog!

October 27th, 2011

Incoming Mail


Here’s what landed in my mailbox recently!


 A lovely aerogramme from Courtney in Australia who saw my blog and wanted to say hi.

Hello Courtney! Thank you for your mail!

Aerogramme 1


The beautiful matching “stamp”…

Aerogramme 2


Cute monkeys from Bev who also found my blog and decided to write!



A wonderful swap from Eileen via Swap-Bot!

Eileen 1


I love notecards so I participate in notecard swaps once in a while.

Here are the pretty ones that Eileen sent me!

Eileen 2


A juicy letter from Sabrina in Finland!



Gorgeous stamps from Stéphanie in France + adorable stickers + a pretty letter!



Another letter from France, this time from Lisa who always makes fun envelopes!



A letter from Sara in the USA who always replies so quickly!

Sara 6


She started her letter in a Halloween card and finished it on orange paper. So cute!

Sara 7


I feel so lucky to receive such interesting mail… Thank you girls!


My name is Julie and I'm 37.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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