Sunday, February 28, 2010

the flying tomato

Shaun White, you sexy beast.

As the olympic games come to a close tonight, I just want to let out my adoration for the wonder that is Shaun White. Yes, he is sexy, very sexy; but seriously, who else on the USA snowboarding team is THAT talented? No one can get the air that he does, no one (as to my knowledge) can invent a whole new trick, no one but him had their own private half-pipe to drop in at any time they desired to. Really, who else is as amazingly fantastic as the man you see above?

While a lot of my friends including the sweetheart Micaela have their adoration for Mr. Apolo Ohno, I totally get it. Young men in tight-ass uniforms? *melts* But there's just something, I have no idea what, that is UBER appealing about Sir White. And yes, I would have his red-haired babies.

THIS made me laugh so hard, I about fell out of my chair. And found THIS while browsing the rest of the submissions for 'Why He's Hot', just for my fellow bloggers who would rather have themselves a slice of Ohno pie.

- L

Thursday, February 25, 2010


^One of my many dream creative places.

My oh my. there is a lot much to post and not enough time to do so. I've sent out a lot of mail the past week and a half but have run into some issues with the photos I took of it all. But! I can show you what didn't turn out blurry, haha:


Package w/ lots of lovely stamps to Miss Sara:

Marilyn postcard to Ilona:

Letter to Jennie of 'Good Mail Day' & Pod Post:


I got two things on Monday from the wonderful Carolee of Good Mail Day and Pod Post. Needless to mention, I was VERY excited and happy to see these missives in my mailbox...

A reply letter from the missive I sent her back in December. She hadn't checked her P.O. Box in two months! But something from a mail goddess is worth waiting for; her letter was another really great read:

And because I'd mentioned I've never read or seen a zine before, she sent me one of her own! I think it's really neat that people can publish their own magazines of sorts and in such cute little sizes.

I LOVED this envelope from Passion:

One of the best letters I've received in a LONG time from the lovely Micaela:

Cute little letter from April:

Even though it's not a Tuesday, I wanted to post two favorite things from my house before I have to take them down for packing.

The first is an old hatbox from the '50's that I bought at a yard sale off the highway last fall. It needed a good cleaning and airing out, but I fixed it up and knew exactly what I was going to do with it. Put letters inside, of course! So, now it houses the letters I receive from one of my close friends, Kaylyn, because over last summer she sent me 20+ cards and letters; she's probably the person I have the most mail from. Right now it sits on a shelf with all my other mail supplies and knick-knacks:

Another close friend of mine, Lauren, is a wonderful artist and I have some of her art hanging in my room that is so simplistic and pretty. There's another piece of art that's really lovely, but the photos got messed up; but maybe I'll use them for another 'two things tuesday', ;] . Anyway, this is a watercolor painting of a rose that hangs up on one of my high ceiling areas. (I have 12-15 foot walls/ceilings.)

Hopefully my upcoming photos won't turn out un-focused and I'll be able to post more than three. :/ I feel lucky though because I get to see what I've sent some people about a week later on their blogs, and that way it also gets some sort of documentation.

And I wanted to apologize on the late-ness of this post; I've been working on it all week and had planned on posting Wednesday then Thursday and now it's Friday, haha. Plus, I've been working on a couple other blogs to come this weekend and possibly today too if I get the time. :]

Much LOVE,
- L

Saturday, February 20, 2010

off with her head

For a while now I have been trying to decide whether or not to keep or discard my original and personal blog, she cried for november. Well, I've made the difficult decision to close it and somewhat combine my personal blogging into my letter-writing-blogging. If that makes sense...

I guess, for me, it's hard to keep up two blogs; having them both be a priority and focus. Somehow I've felt stuck in not being able to write about anything in either for a good amount of time now. While I can always find something to write about letter-writing/mail-art, it's still hard to put forth a good post cause I feel bad about ignoring my other love.

At different times in my life, blogging was a great outlet for my anger, lonliness or frustration and I'm so thankful to have had it for those reasons. Anymore though, it's been more of a love outlet and a meeting place for some of the most brilliant people I have ever come in contact with.

To be honest, I don't even remember what my blog used to be called before I named it after a poem I wrote; which I guess kind of symbolized that it didn't mean too much to me. We all go through those times where we feel the need to show our anger towards things and others, to put it on display. My blog wasn't always that way, but when I really think about it, 75% or so of it was.

I don't like that.

If someone were to only come across that blog and go back into the archives to find out more about me, they wouldn't. They'd see a lonely girl scared for what comes after her graduating summer. Quite possibly a wannabe of sorts as well. Yes, it's good to have some sort of documentation of the issues and phases you go through, I'm not sure if I want THAT to be full-on public for the rest of my life. At least not now.

Of course I'm still lonely and I don't really have 'a life' at the moment, but for the first time ever, I am okay with that. For the moment I am totally fine with not really having anyone to hang out with day to day or any sort of huge priorites other than getting ready to move again and finishing my letter-writing replies. Would I like to be living somewhere else and have a wonderful group of people to be around and talk to day to day? Yes. But for now, I'm fine waiting it out and enjoying what this blog and my new found braveness has brought to me.

Beautifully real and genuine people like you.

If it were up to me, everyone everywhere would meet through correspondence and blogging. We would all be so much nicer and caring toward one another. There wouldn't be any judgement on how we look or what we present ourselves as; you'd get to know the true person who resides inside a flesh and bones prison.

Sorry, I mean that in the nicest way possible and I re-typed it a thousand times; prison sounds best.

Anyway...bringing both these blogs together for the sake of creativity and semi-sanity is going to take some time and patience; on both our parts. But guess what? I'M EXCITED. Terribly, in fact.

The main interest will remain letter-writing and mail art as that stays one of my top interests right now and I hope for it to be the rest of my life; so no worries lovely followers, I'm not going to flood the posts with Rob Pattinson, food, films, Marie Antoinette and photography. They'll just have to visit this blogosphere from time to time.

Well...that's my big long writing for the month! ;P Thanks for reading, I really do appriciate it.

I leave you with one of my favorite Alice In Wonderland quotes:

Alice: "I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!"

MUCH love,

- L

PS: Micaela, I don't work on a farm. Was just saying that I think it wouldn't be too great or not really the job for me, haha. ;]

fill in the blank friday

It's late, I know..but I just had to take part....

1. If I could medal in an olympic event it would be in snowboarding. Someday soon I'd really love to learn and then impress sexy beast Shaun White of my mad skills. :P

2. If I was stranded on a deserted island I'd take my fellow lady-bloggers. Because they rock my socks and I know they'd be amazing company.

3. any sort of bug are my most irrational fear.

4. I'd rather be working at a bookstore everyday, than working on a farm everyday.

5. I am really enjoying the Olymics! Again, someone break me off a slice of that Flying Tomato!

6. I should really be sleeping.

7. One of my favorite things in all the world is laughter. Someone needs to bottle some up for me because I miss it terribly.

Sorry to end on a sad note! But I do miss true, good laughter, :/. Hope everyone had a lovely Friday! Come back soon for some big news and big changes!

Much Love,

- L

Monday, February 15, 2010


^Photo found while Google image searching 'postman'. Ain't he just adorable?

Isn't being sick just wonderful? Oh my goodness, I adore it; the stuffy-nose, constant coughing, messed-up depth perception...

Yeahhhhh right.

I don't get sick very often so when I do, it's really bad. Been unfotunate for me because I've been wanting to see a couple films, but luckily has made me catch up on some email, packing and get to work on some fun mail art...

Made some more Alex Beard and Paris envelopes which I think are some of my best yet of handmade envelopes:

All addressed and awaiting their letter insides:

Decided to lay this one aside for my next reply to Bee.

These made out of magazine ads go to Megan and Kerri...
And for those of you who haven't seen a letter up here for you, sorry! Some of them are pretty old and some of you have already received them so I feel no need to post about them.
Hope everyone had a good long weekend here in the states and got through another no-mail Monday! (Being sick and there's not much to do, I was yet again very annoyed, but onto tomorrow and the hopes of my mailbox being uber full!) I'm off to watch some more Olympics and write a few more replies. Keep warm and toasty everyone!
Lots of postal love,
- L
PS: I'm kind of anti-Valentines day because I think we should tell one another how we feel any other day of the year; but Happy be-lated V-day to those who celebrate!

Friday, February 12, 2010

LEGO mail

My little brother and sister love LEGOs, even at 13 and 10 now. They've gotten more into building and collecting them since we moved to Florida and LEGO-land in Orlando is only a few hours away.

Well, my sister got a kit where you can build up to three different homes and it included the cutest little red mailbox and piece of mail! When she built a house, it stood out front just like a regular box and recently she made a condo-like structure where the box resides on the first floor. Too freakin' adorable if you ask me.

Then my brother ordered a mix of LEGO parts off their website and it included a little old-fashioned looking letter! I was literally 'awwwww'-ing, let me tell ya...

(ignore the visable dog hair. :/ )

- L

Thursday, February 11, 2010

wam bam, thank you ma'am

Thanks to everyone who's sent me mail so far this week! Sending lots of love your way for all the loveliness in my mailbox recently. :D

All following mail is from last Friday until today; starting with the most recent:

This little postcard came today from a reader and I was so infatuated with the fact that they had their own legal postage cancel! Very, very cool indeed.

One of Ilona's great handmade envelopes containing some fantastic vintage postage. (We swap vintage stamps with each reply we send one another :] ) I love all the little envelopes she makes from the childrens book w/ photos of sheep and lambs, so freakin' adorable!

A really wonderful letter from Megan; I'm so glad that she finally got my letter. Australian customs apparently doesn't care for American tea, they confiscated and destroyed the ones I sent her. But would you look at the hand cancel on that stamp?! It's humoungus! lovelovelove.

Reply letter from Miss Ilona with some great vintage postage on it. I forgot to take a photo of the inside flap of the envelope, it's FILLED with delicious Edward Gorey illustrations; I about died.

Miss Sheba from Perpetual Bounce sent me a cute little postcard all bright and fun. One of my favorite missives from last week.

One of my best friends Kaylyn sent me a little note from college and even though she doesn't always decorate elaborately, you can count on her to always add in a quote somewhere on the envelope, :D.

Miss Zoraida writes long letters, which I adore. Maybe after we've written to each other a bit longer I can get her to try out some mail art, ;P.

As we speak, I'm working on a couple more blogs from all the photos I just edited and went through. I started with 111 photos and in the end I narrowed it down to about half, an even 50 without even knowing it, haha.
More postal love in a bit!
You guys rock, thanks so much for all the love on my last little post!
- L
PS: I really like this layout because it's so tidy and organized, don't you? :]