So far in my “Month of Letters” Challenge, I’ve written six letters to friends and family. I decided that even though mail doesn’t run on Sundays or holidays, that’s no reason to not write an extra letter or jot a quick note down in a funny card. In each letter I’ve written so far, I’ve enclosed a small gift. In the first letter, I enclosed several pictures; in the second, a drawing; in the third, confetti; in the fourth, a quote from a magazine; and in the fifth, magazine clippings about the Twilight Saga. My sixth letter, mailed out this […]
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with string, These are a few of my favorite things…” – Maria, played by Julie Andrews in Sound of Music. I often find myself singing this song, especially when it comes to “my favorite things.” I credit Oprah for giving me this idea. In her magazine, she has a section of her “favorite things.” She even dedicated an entire show every season to “her favorite things.” The word “thing” has many definitions. It means “a separate and self-contained entity.” It also […]
In one of my first blogs of the year, I decided to do one special thing for myself every month and one special thing for someone else every month. My “one for me” in January was joining the local Writer’s Guild. My “one for someone else” is close to my heart because it involved helping one of my former college roommates, Rachel. The second week in January, Rachel and her husband, Scott, sent out an email to their friends detailing their plans to adopt a young 13-year-old Ukranian girl. I kept it in my inbox because it spoke to my heart. They met […]
Call me “old fashioned”, but there’s something about snail mail that excites me! I love opening up the mailbox and finding a handwritten envelope with a card or even a letter in it! It’s definitely “old school” and most people prefer the quicker method of communication – email. Handwritten letters and cards, sent through the mail, convey a sense of intimacy. I think it provides a sort of connection that email cannot. You, the reader, can see the pen strokes in each word, in each letter. It’s personal. Letter-writing takes time and patience. Even picking out just the right card […]
I found this fabulous Betsey Johnson dress at a thrift store in Key West, Florida, several years ago. I’ve never worn it because it’s a size “Small” and it’s too tight. This floral dress is made of cotton and Lyrca spandex. I’ve paired it with a fuschia scarf, which I also used as a belt. Wearing the fuschia belt as a scarf (as seen above).