Archive for September, 2015

September 12th, 2015

Moving next week!


So I’m moving to a new country in 8 days, and it feels so surreal! I’m excited and a bit scared at the same time. I’ll have to say goodbye to people, places and things…


If you’ve never seen our apartment, this is what it looked like just a few days ago. (Yes, my son has an amazing room with a dragon on the wall. I’m jealous too.)


Apartment Before


And this is what the place looks like at the moment! What a mess.




We have to spend the whole weekend getting rid of things we’re not bringing with us and packing. How fun!


I thought I’d take a short break to let you guys know that we’ll be closing the Etsy shop on Sunday (that’s tomorrow!), and I’m not sure when we’ll be able to open again. Hopefully in early October!


So if you want anything, make sure to get it today or tomorrow at the latest. We have a lot of new items in the shop, but some of them are already sold out! A few others almost are, so take a look to see if there’s something you want before we run out.


New items


Don’t forget to use a coupon code before checking out! Pick your favorite discount:

Save 10% on your order of $20+ with coupon code SAVE10.
Save 30% on your order of $60+ with coupon code SAVE30.


So while you have fun shopping at La Papierre, I’ll get back to my beloved boxes… Vermont, I can’t wait to see you!

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September 3rd, 2015

Michelle in the Fiji Islands


How about a Quirky Penpal Ad from Fiji!!?? It’s a first for Penpal of the Week, so I’m really excited to share Michelle’s ad with you…








Michelle’s email address is: You can message her there or you can send mail to the snail mail address she listed.


The countdown is on! Only 17 days until Julie and I are off to Vermont! Please send boxes, packing tape and movers! We can pay you in pretty writing papers with matching envelopes.



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.

Send your penpal ad & top 10 quirks to:

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