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October 13th, 2015

In Vermont for Halloween


We’re now in the United States! I’m loving Vermont, especially at this time of year, with all the gorgeous colors that are surrounding us… Denise and I fell in love with a charming house that was built around 1880 and we moved into our new home in Winooski on October 1st.



This place is so big! A couple is renting the basement, but the rest of the space is ours.

Louis-Justin loves his room, and we have a big office, a TV room, an enclosed porch

and even a guest bedroom! Who wants to visit?!


The area we live in is wonderful – everyone is friendly and we couldn’t ask for more diversity, as Winooski is considered the most ethnically diverse city in Vermont. I’ve never lived in such a small town (7000 inhabitants – so tiny!), but I never want to leave. Burlington is 5 minutes away, so we can go to the city whenever we want. There are so many great things to see and do around here! I already feel more at home here than I ever did in QuĂ©bec.



The owner lived here and decorated everything so nicely…

She’s a great landlord  (Hi Jessica!) and she left us many things.

Once we’re completely settled, I’ll take pictures of the rooms with our things in it.


I’ll write more about life in the United States when I have more time (I do have one complaint though – why is there high fructose corn syrup in everything here?!), but I need to wrap things up for now because I’m hungry.


I have not one, not two but THREE pieces of great news for anyone who reads this blog and loves stationery (everyone, right?) and loves Halloween (everyone, right?) :


1) I’m sharing two stationery designs that I created last year and the one before that. Just click on the photos to download the printables, and feel free to share them with anyone – they’re free for personal use. Happy Halloween month!


Halloween Printable 2013

Halloween Printable 2014


2) I just listed some stationery on Etsy that would be perfect for Halloween letters! The 2 following designs were included in the August & September SSS bundles, and they’re now for sale – just in time for Halloween. Click on the photos to see the full listings!


Zombie Penpals

Zombie Penpals 1

Zombie Penpals 2


Frankenstein’s Lab

Frankenstein's Lab

Frankenstein's Lab


3) We’re doing a giveaway and will send the Creepy Doll notepad to FIVE lucky blog readers! Just leave a comment on this post and you’ll automatically be entered to win. Great Halloween stationery too!


Creepy Doll

Creepy Doll

Creepy Doll


P.S.: Penpal interviews will be back next week! We also have a couple of penpal ads for you, and the giveaway winners will be announced before the end of the week, so come back soon!

September 30th, 2014

Prize Explosion! #30


The last free housewife stationery notepad will be going to someone who thinks that “Life is wonderful because of the simple blessings of Autumn.” Congratulations Cheryl Barron, you win! Please send me an email with your address and I’ll mail your prize soon.


Don’t worry, if you were interested in the vintage housewife stationery, you’ll have a chance to get a pad or two in October. It should be available for sale as a SOTW very soon!


Prize Explosion


Woohoo, we did it! An entire month of giveaways! No matter if you started the month with us or only discovered PPOTW a few days ago, we’re happy that you spent some time here on the blog. So for the last day, we decided to give EVERYONE a prize!


For the next 3 days, you can enjoy a 30% dicount at La Papierre, because this is the 30th prize! You can buy as little or as much stationery as you want, everything will be 30% off with your coupon code. You need to make sure to enter the PRIZEEXPLOSION30 code before you check out, because no refund will be sent after your purchase. If you’ve never used a coupon code before, Etsy has this very helpful article right here.


Prize Explosion 30% off


Thank you to everyone who participated in this month of giveaways, and come back in October for the return of penpal ads, penpal interviews and new Stationery of the Week designs!

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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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