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January 25th, 2015

Weekly Recap


Happy Sunday to our letter writing friends! Today I will be writing for the New Year Notecard swap that I’m participating in over at the League of Extraordinary Penpals (LEP). I will also be putting together a treadmill. One of these activities definitely sounds more fun than the other. If I have leftover time after the treadmill assembly I hope to spend some time mail art-ing an envelope for my penpal Fiona in Maryland.




On the Blog:

On Monday, I introduced you to Ann Smith. She was our Penpal of the Week. Ann started her own book club and  is an active member in the LEP. You can read her full interview here.


Tuesday was a big day, Julie announced that we will be launching a stationery subscription service! If you want to be notified the very moment this new service launches then you should sign up on the mailing list!


On Wednesday, I posted Ali’s Quirky Penpal Ad. It was such a cute ad! She’s a math nerd with a love for nail polish. Check out the ad here!


And that’s our happenings this week. We will be spending the next few days putting all the finishing touches on La Papierre Stationery Subscription Service.


I better go get my tools and tackle the treadmill. I’m hoping that putting together this beast will count as my first workout!

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January 18th, 2015

Weekly Recap


Julie and I went to a friend’s house this evening to watch the Colts/Patriots game. What a rout! I’m kind of bummed because I’m certainly not a Patriots fan, though I shouldn’t advertise that too loudly since I’m living in Québec now.


So to cheer myself up I thought I’d put together this week’s recap to share it with you.




On the Blog:


On Monday, I introduced you to Julie. (No, not my wife.) She is from the US and loves horseback riding, photography and scrapbooking. Oh yeah, she loves penpalling too! You can see her full interview here.


Wednesday was show and mail day; I posted quite a few photos of letters that Julie and I have sent and received. Look at all this beautiful mail!


On Thursday, I posted a really adorable Quirky Penpal Ad from Rebecca in the UK. One of her quirky facts involves 220 My Little Ponies. I know you’ll want to see this ad!


And that’s our week, short and sweet! The most pretty snow is falling outside in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Julie and I were walking into the apartment this evening and she said it reminded her of our wedding day. We’ve been married for 2 months now!


Even though I’m not excited about the teams that are in the Super Bowl this year I will still be tuning in. How about you? Any football fans out there? Or Katy Perry fans? Or maybe just fans of the commercials?

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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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