A look at some of the mail I have sent out into the world and some that has come through my own mailbox. January was a much quieter month compared to December – a month filled with many Christmas cards. … Continue reading January Mail 2014
As I’m sure you’ve heard, the USPS potage rates have gone up this year. Donovan Beeson of the Letter Writers Alliance put together such a wonderful graphic displaying the rate changes that I had to share it . I love … Continue reading New USPS Rates for 2014
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“We are not going to change our life because of the Water Company”… This post is a little different than my usual, but then again, my life is a little different than usual. As I walked into one of my favorite coffee shops in town today, I cautiously asked, “Are you still using bottled water?” The cashier politely responded, “No, sorry, we are not” So I longingly looked at the perfect slice of tiramisu behind the glass and replied, “Ok, that changes things then, I will just have a bottle of water”. I then took my… Continue reading West Virginia Girl, All Bottled Up
In exactly one week, the Month of Letters Challenge kicks off again! The challenge was started in 2010 by Mary Robinette Kowal and the goal is to mail at least one piece of mail every mailing day in February. I … Continue reading Month of Letters Challenge 2014
One of my favorite things about mail is making my own envelopes. When I first started on this mail journey, I just used a carefully unfolded envelope and traced around it. At some point, I discovered these envelope stencils/ templates … Continue reading Making Envelopes
Happy New Year!
Welcome to my first post of 2014. How wonderful that Wine Wednesdays falls on the first day of the year, which means that this post can only be about one thing – the Bubbly. I don’t know what it is, but sparkling wine (or champagne) is just perfect for any type of celebration. I love that moment when the cork comes out of the bottle with a POP, followed by the filling of each glass, then the toast, and finally the feeling of bubbles on my tongue. All of those moments come together to heighten any celebration, and ringing in a new year is no different.
Note: The prices I list below are the sale prices from a day before New Years Eve and not the regular prices (I will make sure to update this post with the regular price later).
The first selection:
The Wine: Elmo Pio Asti
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this wonderful blog here. Sometimes my stats really amaze me. My most popular posts are from 2011 and 2012 (so, I could have just decided to not blog in … Continue reading Culture Jaunt’s 2013 in Review
November 2013 could also be known as the month of Jasper Fforde, well at least on my reading list. While I only managed to read four books altogether during this wonderful month of food celebration, they were all written by Jasper Fforde. When I read a book by a new (to me) author and I love it, I have a tendency of wanting to read everything they’ve ever written. With Jasper Fforde, this task will keep me busy for awhile because he has a lot of books to choose from. I have SJ of Snobbery to thank for this.
I think I first came across her blog through the Insatiable Booksluts site, but I can’t really remember. Anyway, she’s a friend on Goodreads as well, and if she gives a book a 4-to-5 star, then I am very likely to pick it up myself. That’s how I got started with the Thursday Next series. (Tip: She also writes great series called Trashy Tuesday, the best place to learn which books never, ever to read. That’s how I was saved from reading more than book 2 of the Clan of the Cave Bear series).
Shades of Grey
Published December 29, 2009 by Viking Adult
One of my favorite parts of the winter season are all of the tree lights that decorate the city, and light up the night. The following were all taken outside of the Comcast Center with my iPone 5S. … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!
It’s the day before Thanksgiving! For those of you who will be celebrating, are you excited yet? I know I am. I’m visiting my mom for the week, and the past couple days have been dedicated to getting the house … Continue reading Wine Wednesdays: Thanksgiving Edition