Tuesday, May 31, 2011

PTC ..in 3D ..in CO!

This weekend my mom and I drove over to Denver to pick up my nephew ..who flew in (with my sis and brother-in-law) to visit his new cousin! Congrats, Erica and Derrick, baby Emily is adorable!! It was a whirlwind of a weekend complete with a tiny trip up to Fort Collins to visit some friends and buy good beer, and in the middle of it we went out for a mother/daughter 3D movie!!

The image is a funny one, with us looking slightly scary and some dudes butt in the background ..but I think it fully portrays the fun we were having and how dorky we looked in the dark!

I'm not a movie critic, and I tend to be entertained by most movies, but I really liked this one ..as I have really liked all of the Pirates movies!! Good, pirate fun!

Best quote .."Your sword smells funny."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Outgoing: Germany

I love this letter.

I love that it's going to Germany.
..and that the person receiving it is very well spoken (written).
I love the vintage photo on the front.
..and that I had to watercolor it to get it that beautiful color.
I love that they are kissing
..or very, very near kissing.
I love the paint pen.
and I love that it is orange.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Greetings from Japan!

This beautiful postcard arrived from Japan about a week ago, through postcrossing! The site is a network of postcard exchange that works on a "you send one, you get one" system. Since starting the site 3 months ago I have sent 19 and received 18. This may sound like a low number, but when you factor in international travel time, it actually seems fast. My postcards have come from 16 different countries including Latvia, Belarus and Lithuania. Travel time has been anywhere from 6 to 44 days! ..crazy.

My next postcard, just requested today is being sent to Nataleon in Russia, who likes to embroider, swim in the river and do water aerobics. She is an economist!

Happy mailing to you all, I hope this post inspires you to get out your old pen and paper and write something wonderful to send to someone you care about ...or maybe even someone new, in another country, that you've never even met :)

Monday, May 23, 2011


It's that time of year again ..and all that wonderful snow that we received this winter is melting down off the mountains and causing the creeks and rivers to spill their banks. These shots are from the western side of Logan last week when I visited. I think they have been hit the hardest in the state so far.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More problems with auto correct?

I cannot, cannot, cannot get enough of this site! It makes me laugh uncontrollably ..even at work, even in front of people that I don't know. I have been saving this gem for a little while because I found it while on hiatus.

To have a much longer laughing jog, click here!

White Owl

Thursday, May 19, 2011


It's been a bit since I had a nice long sit-down at the Ibis, and this last weekend, while on our geocaching trip we stopped in for some lounging and socializing.

And to introduce Denise to coffee! ...she had two!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Geocaching!! ...yay!

This weekend, three friends and I went on a geocaching expedition that started in SLC and ended in Logan! So fun. We only found 2 of the 5 caches that we searched for, which made for all sorts of humorous banter about being bad at the game. We also spent an awesome hour on the deck at The White Owl having lunch ...and another being lazy and drinking coffee at the Ibis (more on that later).

I'm already looking forward to our next expedition!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Photo Fold-outs!

A few weeks ago I went vintage paper hunting and at two different places I found these wonderful photo fold-outs. They are Linen card outside with a folding (accordion like) section in the middle that falls out when you open them. I was not as impressed with the inside images, but they really did a great job with the outside packaging. These are the two I purchased:

I plan on using the images in future mailings, and hopefully add them to a line of colorful stationery.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More from Mother's Day!

After posting the Alice photos, I need to sharel some pictures of the family! It was a good day for all of us ..a good day for my mom :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


My parents dog is Alice.

She is big and mean and yet very cuddly sometimes ..depending on if she likes you or not.
She spent the whole first year that she knew Dingo herding him around the yard ..and still does it on occasion.
If she can pick up her food bowl she will spill her dog food all over the floor and pick it up one piece at a time.
She loves to bark (loudly) at animals outside of the car ..while she is inside, and you are driving.
If my parents shut their bedroom door on her she will come in my room and crawl under the covers head first.
She sheds like crazy ..almost all of the time..

..and we love her.

Her is her Happy Mother's Day snow dance for you!

Zebra's incoming

I received this PC a few days ago through postcrossing! So colorful, so wonderful. It's near my door and I smile when I see it!

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Postal System: in and out

Here are some mailings that went out over the last few weeks. The last one with the butterfly/spider picture (I really can't tell ..although maybe that's the point) is from one of my very favorite pen-pals, Miss. Millicent! She is a delightful woman, who's correspondence is always filled with energy and happiness. This specific letter was encased in another equally wonderful envelope because the postal service returned it to her the first time. It was a great surprise!

The other letters are from me and going out!