Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Little Hello & November's Incoming

I think it's funny how plans seem to never go the way they are well, planned. I had many hopes of every day blogging in December but as every November day passed, life just got busier and busier and around came December and nothing was ready. I absolutely love sharing everything that comes to mind about lettering friends, and while I have many ideas in my head, time somehow seems to slip and days pass so quickly without realizing another month is gone. I hope you can forgive me for my spaced posts and unsure plans, but 2014 is exciting me , and I hope to make this blog something really special. I just want to thank you all so very much for following and being so sweet to me. To conclude this, here are all the lovelies I found in my mailbox in November. {December incoming will be written soon}

Letters from Katie, Sarah, Rae, Lexi, Rachel, Julia, Hope & Liz, and Courtney. Was November good to you too? :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

december's beginning in grams

a collection of photos being grammed this half of december.

I. inside haven
ii. the haven at christmas time. note to self it's for buying friends, not me. ;)
iii. a quick stop on my lunch hour to look for a few gifts for friends.
iiii.  hey there fella. i really.. really.. like you.
v.  a letter from my friend Katie
vi. a letter all the way from snowy canada.

 more can be found  here. :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Letter Writing Questionnaire With Katie

1. Please tell us about yourself, How old are you? What made you want to start writing?
I'm Katie, almost-18-year-old introverted extrovert and wannabe writer. My love for writing began when I was 6, writing short poems that weren't good at all, and grew the older I got. I don't know what made me start writing, but I can't imagine what I would be without it.

2. When did you start writing letters?
I started around age 7 or 8, I think, writing letters to my friend in Illinois. I later met my best friend through a pen pal match up site, and recently began writing several wonderful people all over the world.

3. Have you met any of your pen pals?
I have not, sadly, but hope to one day.

4. How many people do you write? How many different states? Any out of the country?
I write somewhere between 15-20 people from Tennessee, Texas, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, California, Michigan, Wisconsin, and  Colorado. Two of my pen pals live in England, Two in Canada, and another lives in Australia.

5. What is your favorite thing about writing letters?
I love how it brings people from all over together. I wouldn't have met any of these amazing people any other way.

6. Favorite place to buy stationery?
Michaels is great, and I also find a few sets from local thrift stores.

7. How do you store your stationery?
I have a wooden box that my dad kept his keepsakes in as a kid that stores all of my stationary. It's the size of a shoe box and it packed tight.

8. Where do you keep the letters you receive?
I keep art and other things from letters in my art journal, and the letters themselves in a huge trunk with other things like journals and photographs and such. 

9. Favorite letter writing/inspiring blogs if you have them?
I really love The Love Parcel and More Love Letters.

10. In closing, What is something you'd like to share with us that you haven't mentioned yet?
I have an irrational fear of matches and lighters. The flame is just too close to my fingers. Also, I hate snakes, mice, and possums with a fiery vengeance. 

Thank you so much Katie, for sending in your answers. I loved reading all of them and I'm so thankful to be pen friends with you. :)

If you'd like to send in your answers to be featured on my blog, please click here. :) 

Hope you're having a wonderful Friday. Sorry I haven't been on here lately. I had a lot planned for this month but unfortunately haven't found the time to write as much as I'd like. Hopefully I'll be back on track real soon. :)