Friday, June 29, 2012

incoming mail

Bright and cheery seemed to be my mailbox's theme this week.  Thanks Laura and Beverly!  

P.S. How awesome is Beverly's handprinted notebook?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

nautical letters

Summer is just the right time for writing nautical letters!  You can read my full post for The Paper Place here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Knot & Bow

Last week a lovely, lovely package arrived in my mailbox.  I won super a rad giveaway on A Daily Something.  It included Knot & Bow twine, heart stickers and neon (my favourite!) gift tags.  Thanks a bunch Rebecca and Erin!

Monday, June 25, 2012

good things

1. Salted caramel macaron, Portugese custard tart and almond croissant.  Not all at once.  But over the course of this past week.
2. Tutta La Vita Davanti.
3. Hot pink sunset.
4. Wrote many a nautical-themed letter.
5. Patio brunching at Fresh.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Summer is officially here and we're feeling it in the city.  We're in the midst of a heatwave in Toronto.  Stay cool fellow city-dwellers!

P.S. Can't get enough of this tune from the 60s..

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

good things

1. Postal Service Employee stamps from 1973.  (Thanks Merissa!)
2. Rose gardens.  I've been seeing so many while biking around town.
3. Frozen peppermint patties.
4. A few days of swimming and sunshine in Niagara.
5. Jovanotti's concert!  Nearly front row.  So, so amazing!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

printing at the flea

Last Sunday Joey and I went to the Junction Flea.  Besides eating a super awesome popsicle and seeing loads of crafty friends we printed a few letterpress postcards at snap + tumble's printing station.  As usual I couldn't resist one of Tanya's wicked cards.  Cute clouds will be in the mail soon!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Roald Dahl stamps

How darling are these British Roald Dahl stamps?  My friend Jennifer had a friend in England pick up a set for me.  Thanks Jennifer!  My favourite is Matilda, though Fantastic Mr. Fox comes in a close second!  

P.S. I just watched Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox this week.  It was fantastic indeed!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Joey and I are on a mission to find the best espresso in Toronto.  So far we've found a few places with some good, good coffee..

- Terroni on Queen

Nothing compares to the coffee in Italy, but these are darn close.

P.S. These are the stamps that I picked up while on holiday.

Monday, June 11, 2012

good things

1. Moonrise Kingdom.  Best summer movie ever!
2. Watermelon citrus popsicle.
3. Blueberry pie.
4. Devouring Kitchen Confidential.
5. The Junction Flea.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

the list

I recently came across this teeny 1.5" x 3" glassine envelope filled with stamps and a list itemizing those very stamps.  How organized and sweet the collector was!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

stampede stamps

Canada Post has issued these little stamps in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.  I'm totally liking the belt buckle stamp..

Monday, June 4, 2012

good things

1. Liberty's first farmer's market.  (Peas, radishes + strawberries!)
2. The spring risotto at Auberge du Pommier.
3. On-again, off-again rain is making our garden grow.
4. Postcards from Portugal and the Dominican Republic.
5. Quiet Chaos.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Number One Penpal

Last weekend I got down to business making You're Number One cards.  My full post is on The Paper Place blog..